7th Annual Memorial Day Community Picnic - Fairfield Museum

05/26/2014

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598 .

Monday, May 26 from12pm – 4pm/ The community is invited to bring family and friends, blankets and picnic baskets to extend the festivities at the Fairfield Museum after the Town Parade. Enjoy an afternoon of food, music and fun activities in partnership with the YMCA on the Historic Town Green! The Fairfield Museum is a proud member of Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This event is accessible to people with disabilities.

Annual Memorial Day Parade Greenwich

05/26/2014

Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT

9 a.m.

Greenwich Historical Society Program: Securing the West: Book Talk by Dr. John Van Atta

05/27/2014

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old RepublicBook Talk by Dr. John Van Atta In his recently published book Securing the West, John R. Van Atta examines the visions of the founding generation and the increasing influence of ideological differences in the years after the peace treaty that ended the Mexican War. Americans generally expected the country to grow westward, but they held strongly differing opinions on the details. What part should Congress play in this development? How much should public land cost? What of the families and businesses left behind, and how would society's institutions be established in the West? What of the premature settlers, the "squatters" who challenged the rule of law while epitomizing democratic daring? Dr. Van Atta draws upon a range of sources known to have influenced the public discourse, including congressional debates, committee reports and correspondence; editorial writings by the famous and unknown; and news coverage in various widely circulated newspapers and magazines of the period.  Van Atta teaches history and constitutional law at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is author of The Wolf by the Ears: The Missouri Crisis, 1819-1821, forthcoming from Johns Hopkins. Books will be available for sale and signing. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 7:00 to 8:30 pm  Vanderbilt Education Center Members: $10; nonmembers: $15.

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture-Securing the West:

05/27/2014

1 Museum Dr., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-868-6988, Ext. 10.

7:00 to 8:30 pm. Vanderbilt Education Center. Members $10; nonmembers: $15 Reserve below or call 203-868-6988, Ext. 10. In his recently published book Securing the West, Dr. John R. Van Atta examines the visions of the founding generation and the increasing influence of ideological differences in the years after the peace of the Mexican War in 1815. Americans generally expected the country to grow westward, but they held strongly differing opinions on the details. 

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Workshop: Getting the Most out of your Vegetable Garden--Cos Cob

05/29/2014

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Getting the Most out of your Vegetable Garden--Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Small spaces can produce an abundant harvest when following a succession planting plan.  Join Alan Gorkin for a walk through the teaching vegetable garden at Lake Avenue Farm to see first- hand how to get the maximum yield from your vegetable garden.  He will focus on companion and succession planting, followed by questions and answers. Registration Required. Members: $25--Non-Members: $35.

3rd Annual Vines and Vignettes -- Bridgeport

05/29/2014 to 05/31/2014

Eames Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06605.

Join for a fantasy garden event, in this, our 3rd year, Vines and Vignettes will take place at The Chimney's, a historic home in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT at St. Mary's by the Sea.  Garden and landscape designers, nurseries, and garden antique dealers will use the special features of the historic Greek Revival mansion's property to create over 20 exciting vignettes.  Also, this year we welcome Mar Jennings, Emmy-nominated host, best selling author and America's top Lifestyle expert.  Check the website for tickets and further information.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Family Farm Fridays!

05/30/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Fridays, May 30 - June 20, 4 - 5 pm (no class June 6). Explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from our local farms through cooking and creative projects! Each week will feature a new theme, so join us for one or all. Registration is not required. Recommended for ages 5 and up. May 30 - Chicken & Eggs.  Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Colors & Patterns in Nature

05/30/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Friday, May 30, 6 - 6:45 pm (ages 3 - 6) 7 - 8 pm (ages 6 & up) Join Animal Embassy to learn about the importance of animals' diverse colors and patterns and how they help them survive in their habitats. Meet Animal Ambassadors such as a blue poison dart frog, a dwarf reticulated python, and a leopard gecko. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Space is limited. Call 203.977.6521 to register. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Shelton Historical Society Reading CIrcle

05/30/2014

70 Ripton Rd, Shelton, CT Phone: 203-925-1803.

Red Man in Red Square By Claude Clayton "Bud" Smith. 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Audubon Greenwich Hosts Author Doug Tallamy

05/31/2014

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

Audubon Greenwich is pleased to host Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home and Prof. and Chair of the Dept. of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology at the U. of Delaware. Tallamy has written over 65 articles that detail how insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. The evening lecture will feature a reception, book signing and presentation. The morning event will begin at the main building and venture outside onto the meadow trails. $15 per person, per event. Space limited. RSVP.  Bringing Nature Home passionately argues that it isn't too late to save ecological communities, and that we all have a significant role in the process. By gardening with native plants — no matter where you live or how small or large your space is — you can help sustain wildlife. Learn how and new insights into the wildlife surrounding us with the paperback edition of Bringing Nature Home.