Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

08/23/2017 to 08/28/2017

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

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Westport Historical Society -Conversation with Artist Trace Burroughs

08/24/2017

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

12 noon - 1 pm. Burroughs will share his personal story and artistic process at the Westport Historical Society on Thursday, Aug. 24.Conversation with Artist Trace Burroughs will be held in the Mollie Donovan Gallery. Bring a bag lunch; refreshments and dessert will be served. Suggested donation: $5

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes Summer Garden Provencal Picnic

08/24/2017

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT Phone: 203.929.8425.

6:30-8:30 pm. Featuring ratatouille tart, French potato salad, herb salad with artichoke hearts, fresh garden carrots, artesian cheese plate

Norwalk Seaport Association Clambake and Cruise to Sheffield Island

08/24/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Thursday Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Vegetarian options available. Advance registration only. Includes: Round trip boat ride to Sheffield Island Panoramic views of Long Island Sound Tour of historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse Dinner on the Island provided by Chef Clyde Ripka of Ripka's Beach Cafe

Weir Farm Annual Art in the Park Festival and Art Contest

08/25/2017

735 Nod Hill Road , Wilton, CT Phone: (203) 834-1896 x0.

On Friday, August 25, 2017 Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Friends of Weir Farm, and the Weir Farm Art Center will host an Art in the Park Festival, culminating with judging and announcement of the winners of this year's art competition. The park welcomes artists, neighbors, national park lovers, and visitors of all ages and experience levels to create Art in the Park during this free day-long event. Beginning at 10:00 am, the event will include art demonstrations, activity stations, free-to-use art supplies, music, refreshments, and more!

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory Visitors' Night

08/25/2017

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

Observatory Visitors' Night Fridays, 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)

5th Annual Shore to The Pour - Stratford

08/25/2017

98 Dorne Dr., Stratford, CT

10:30 am. Short Beach Park. oin us for a run and some end-of-summer fun! Two Roads Brewing Company is hosting their 5th Annual Shore to The Pour 3-mile beach race (ON SAND!). To register https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12799/5th-annual-shore-2-the-pour

Friday Concerts at Calf Pasture Beach

08/25/2017

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

CAFÉ MU TIKI LOUNGE CABERET -7:00pm An Acoustic Trio covering all country sounds with 'WHISKEY, WINE & COKE"

Norwalk Seaport Association Sunset Cruises

08/25/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006 203-838-2898 (Day of the event ONLY).

Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:15pm. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Capacity is limited. Cruises do sell out. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. (Walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting. Ask the cashier when you arrive.) The U.S. Coast Guard sets limit of 49 passengers on board.Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing two (2) hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. Bring your friends, snacks and favorite beverage and join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city, surrounding waterways and picturesque Islands. We are also offering a package that includes dinner after the cruise for an additional $35.00. Dinner will be served at: Sono Seaport Seafood, 100 Water Street, Norwalk - 203-854-9483 - www.sonoseaportseafood.com. Parking available at Maritime Garage (www.norwalkpark.org) Dinner purchasers will receive a $35.00 credit towards dinner.

New Canaan Nature Center Creatures of the Night... Hike!

08/26/2017

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT

7:30-9:30 pm. How do your nighttime senses compare to those of the nocturnal animals that call NCNC home? Join us for a guided night hike and try your hand at our naturalist-led challenges to find out! First we'll put your night vision to the test to find out if you can see as well as an owl in the dark. Then we'll focus on your sense of smell, hearing and touch! Members: $10/person Non-Members: $15/person