Trumbull Historical Society Lecture

03/25/2017

1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT Phone: (203) 377-6620. .

2-3 pm. oin Professor Hamish Lutris as he discusses, "One Man With Courage is a Majority" as part of Trumbull's One Book, One Town program. The program will be held at the Historical Society.

2017 Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Light Keeper's Gala

03/25/2017

99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 838 9444.

6 pm - 11 pm at Norwalk Inn & Conference Center.This annual gala brings together friends of Sheffield Island Lighthouse, corporate partners and community leaders for a night dedicated to our jewel of the sound. Funds raised support our mission of preservation and restoration and will provide an opportunity to educate children of all ages about the importance of preserving the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Long Island Sound, our environment and maritime heritage. We look forward to seeing you there! Visit website for ticket information.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking DRYPOINT: LINE, TONE TEXTURE

03/25/2017 to 03/26/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10 am - 4 pm. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use different types of styluses, related engraving tools, and non-intaglio materials to create both black and white and color images. Use of drypoint as a means of creating alternative mezzotint grounds will also be covered. Printing instruction will emphasize wiping techniques for controlling plate tone to take full advantage of the drypoint burr. Printmakers interested in using drypoint to expand the range of tones and textures in their etchings are encouraged to bring etched plates, while everyone is invited to bring their imagination.

Audubon Greenwich Birding 101: Bird Watching Basics

03/25/2017

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-930-1353.

1-3:30 pm. Following an indoor introduction to Ornithology as well as to the tools and skills used in bird study, enjoy an afternoon walk to discover the wonders of bird watching. This class will also cover how to best use binoculars, guides, and on-line resources that help make birding so much fun. Before you can spot the 200 species of birds that call Audubon Greenwich home for some part of the year, it all starts with the basics. Adults & Interested Youth Ages 8 & Up $12 members, $15 non-members, youth are free

Maritime Aquarium "Shark Season" program

03/25/2017

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

9 am - 12 noon. For kids ages 8-12. Cost: $45 ($20 for members) Give young shark lovers a special behind-the-scenes experience with their favorite creatures. The morning begins with a special screening of a shark movie in our IMAX Theater, followed by the chance to help our aquarists toss in food to the sharks in our big "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Participants also will examine shark skin and jaws, learn about sharks' impressive adaptations, and make a shark-tooth necklace using a tooth from the Aquarium's sharks. Advance registration required.

Fairfield Digitization Day

03/25/2017

720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pequot Library. Connecticut State Library staff will digitize old photos, documents, mementos, and other objects related to the war at home and abroad, which will then be added to the State Library's online archive and be made accessible for public use. Digital images of these objects will be made available online and preserved in the Connecticut Digital Archive. Scanned and photographed pictures, letters, and souvenirs will be returned to participants the same day. Accepted photos and keepsakes are welcomed from men and women from around the world; the only prerequisites for inclusion in this project are that participants are Connecticut residents and that items are related to WWI.

Greenwich American Brass Quintet at Greenwich Library*

03/25/2017

101 Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-862-6750.

2 pm. Tickets are free but advance registration is required. Please do not hold seats while deciding. Only reserve if you are certain you will attend. Thank you for your consideration. We suggest a donation to the Greenwich Arts Council of $15/ticket reserved to support the series. Please visit www.curiosityConcerts.org to RESERVE tickets and for more information about each concert.

World War I Digitization Day @ Pequot Library

03/25/2017

720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Do you have your grandfather's WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. We'll scan or photograph the pictures, letters or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day. This event is organized by the Connecticut State Library; for more information, go to http://ctinworldwar1.org/digitization-days/

Symphony in the Swamp @ Greenwich Land Trust

03/25/2017

85 Richmond Hill Road , Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.629.2151.

6 pm - 7:30 pm. Lapham Preserve, between 95 and 85 Richmond Hill Road.  Can you hear that? It's the perfect time of year to get an exciting look into the vernal pools where reptiles' and amphibians' lay their eggs. The pools will be swimming with all kinds of wildlife, so get those eyes and ears ready to join us for an evening of exploration and observation. Fun for all ages!

Greenwich Land Trust. Spring Walk: Vernal Pools

03/25/2017

7 Creamer Hill Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.629.2151.

2 pm - 3 pm. Westfall Preserve.  As we move between winter and spring, vernal pools develop and provide sanctuaries full of life in our woods. Join Conservation Educator, Dean Fausel, on an early spring walk where you will get a peak at these lively spots before they dry up as the warm weather moves in. Please be sure to RSVP to sophie@gltrust.org.