Stamford Nature Center and Museum Observatory Visitors' Night

03/25/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd,, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6537 .

8:30 pm, weather permitting Stamford Observatory Enter through Scofieldtown Road (north) entrance View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting. Special group visits can be arranged, call 203.977.6521. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: Free | Non-members: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17).

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Aqua Egg Hunt

03/26/2016 to 03/27/2016

10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: free with admission Find eggs hidden in the Aquarium galleries that will help you solve a puzzle, then turn in your answer for a Gift Shop reward. Plus, as you search, learn about marine animals that lay eggs!

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - 12th Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt

03/26/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

10 am - noon Hunt for eggs on the farm at the 12th Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt. Children ages six and younger can bring their own baskets and search for hundreds of eggs that will be hidden all over Heckscher Farm. Eggs will be distributed throughout the two-hour event. Once eggs have been collected, they can be turned in for a goody bag. Parents and older siblings are welcome to come along in support. The gates of the farm will open at 10 am. Please note only one goody bag will be provided for each child ages six and younger. Members: $5 per family | Non-Members: $5 per family plus gate admission.  10 am - 12:30 pm  After you have hunted for your eggs on Heckscher Farm, stop in to Heckscher WILD! and the Overbrook Nature Center to celebrate animals that lay eggs. Discover the special eggs of salamanders, why bird eggs come in different shapes and colors, and meet some of our egg-laying snakes. We'll have ongoing self-guided crafts in Overbrook, live animal visits in Heckscher WILD!, and at noon join us for a live "Egg-laying Animals" class in Overbrook to meet a chicken, snake, and other live animals.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Birding 101 Workshop: Bird Watching Basics

03/26/2016

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 Audubon Greenwich Program:  Birding 101 Workshop: Bird Watching Basics from 1:00-3:30 pm. An introduction to ornithology and the tools/skills used in bird study. Enjoy a walk, learn how to use binoculars, guides, and other print and on-line resources that make birding so much fun. Ideal for adults and interested youth. $12 adults; No Charge for youth. RSVP required to Ted at 203-930-1353.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Lighthouse Tour

03/26/2016

10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT

Venture out for a rare close-up look at five historic lighthouses in central Long Island Sound during a special boat outing offered at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Participants aboard the Aquarium's unique new hybrid-electric research vessel, R/V Spirit of the Sound™, will make passes by five century-old beacons: Peck Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island lighthouses in Norwalk, Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield and Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light. Advance purchase is required for all Aquarium lighthouse cruises. Reserve tickets online at www.maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Bartlett Arboretum Camp Bart

03/26/2016

151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

 2-4 pm. at the Silver Educational Center. Come on by the Bartlett Arboretum to get a taste of what we do at camp! We'll play a few games and explore our plant collections and answer questions about Camp Bart! The Bartlett is offering a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, math) day camp for ages 5-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with after-care available through 5 p.m.) for April vacation week and for ages 4-11 for summer (Summer Camp 10% early bird discount until April 25). Lots of nature-related themes from rain forest ecology to reptiles and amphibians will be taught in an engaging, hands-on environment.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Mahler Returns to Bridgeport

03/26/2016

446 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-576-0263.

Symphony No. 5 (K. 74) Instrumentation: 4 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets in B-flat and A, 3 bassoons, 6 horns (with extra solo horn in movement 3), 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, tam-tam, whip, glockenspiel, harp, violins I, II, violas, violoncellos, double basses.  BOX OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Bruce Beginnings

03/29/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

11-11:45 am. For families with children ages 3-5. Tuesday, March 29: Wild Reading Free with Museum admission and no registration required.

Wilton Historical Society Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids

03/31/2016

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11-12 noon. For kids in grades 4-8 Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. . On the last Saturday of each month, a class will gather to learn and follow a Colonial-era "reciept" (recipe) from the Connecticut region. While the food cooks, they will also hear about Colonial manners, morals, and way of life. The topic of the discussion will be appropriate to the dish being prepared (for example, a discussion of Wilton's farming legacy while cooking a vegetable dish). Members: $15; Non-members $25. Space is limited -please register by contacting