Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Family Sleepover


10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 220.

Start Time: 6 p.m. (to 9:45 a.m. Sun., July 16) Tickets: $90 adults and $80 children ($75 & $65 Aquarium members)
Bunk down among the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures as we host a fun Family Sleepover. It's open to children ages 5 & older, with an accompanying parent or caregiver over age 18. Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206

Outdoor Movie Series Saturday Nights at Shady Beach/Calf Pasture Beach


Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7938.


Stepping Stones Museum For Children Tinkerific Robotics

07/15/2017 to 07/16/2017

303 West Ave., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

10 am - 4:30 pm. Tinkerific Robotics Weekend – Two days of coding and robotics! LEGO WeDo 2.0 Osmo

Westport Historical Society Westport Cinema Initiative: A documentary


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424 .

4 pm - 6 pm. "The High School That Rocked!" is an award-winning documentary short that tells the story of how six legendary bands in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame all performed at Staples High School from 1966-68, creating indelible memories for local students. It won the Jury Award for Best Regional Documentary at the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival in Rhode Island recently.
Native Westporter and 06880 blogger, Dan Woog will lead a talkback after the screening. The panel will include Casey Denton, the director (Staples '14), Fred Cantor, the producer (Staples '71), and Dick Sandhaus (Staples '67 class president). Sandhaus came up with the idea for the rock concerts and was the organizer or co-organizer of all the major concerts at Staples through 1968.

Westport Fine Arts Festival

07/15/2017 to 07/16/2017

Main Street, Westport, CT

10 am - 4 pm. Create an original artwork with Westport Historical Society on July 15 and 16 at the Westport Fine Arts Festival! Now in its 44th year, the event transforms Main Street into an exciting gallery of renowned national and international artists in media ranging from painting, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media to photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood, and digital art. The festival takes place rain or shine, from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The admission is free, and free parking is available nearby .

Rowayton Summer Music


Bayley Beach, Rowayton, CT

5:30 pm. Roots of Creation - Row Jimmy (Grateful Dead). Rain location: Roton Middle School Bayley Beach Non-Resident Parking Fee: $40.

Beardsley Zoo - National ZooKeepers Week

07/16/2017 to 07/27/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

Keeper Days: Tues., July 18, Wed. July 19 and Thurs. July 20. Get to know some of the zookeepers that care for the animals here. Meet different keepers each day in front of their exhibits, ready to answer all your questions. Find out more about being a zookeeper and the dedication each keeper brings to the job of keeping the animals healthy and happy.

Discussion on Civilian and Military Drones at Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529.

Dan Gettinger, founder and the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m. matinee performance of "Grounded" by George Brant. The contemporary drama is about an ace fighter pilot, grounded by an unexpected pregnancy, and assigned to flying drones. Gettinger will engage in a conversation about civilian and military drones with David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center National Hot Dog Day


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

11 am - 2 pm. Join staff from Fleishers Craft Butchery in Greenwich to celebrate another great food holiday - National Hot Dog Day. Fleishers meats come from local farms, are pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic-free, and all around tasty! Join us for a sampling of some amazing hot dogs. Discover how much better tasting locally farmed meats are and learn about Fleishers' nose-to-tail approach to butchery. Fleishers hot dogs will be available for sale, as well as a variety of local meats from Truelove Farms, our weekly local meat vendor. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Sunday Salon: “What to Wear? How the Bride Decides”


295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

2:30-4:30 pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, July 13, 2017. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Legendary Textile Conservator and FIT Professor June Burns Bové will present, What to wear? How the Bride Decides, a talk on the fashion and social history of the wedding dress. This Salon includes a talk, refreshments, and a tour of the first floor of the Mansion.