“La Clé des champs” (The key fields) at Greenwich Audubon

02/04/2012

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

5:00-7:30 pm.  In the French countryside, a young boy discovers a pond outside the village which soon becomes his secret Eden. He returns, fascinated, day after day, and discovers a whole unknown world, populated by strange creatures. Then one day, a little girl becomes his accomplice and the two explore this secret paradise. Through vivid imagery and a great story, the filmmakers take us on an adventure into the heart of an ecosystem close to us, yet totally unknown to us. This event is sponsored by Focus On French Cinema & Alliance Française of Greenwich.  Film in French with English subtitles. For a trailer and more details, visit: http://www.lacledeschamps-lefilm.com/index.html All ages. $15/adult. $10/child. RSVP required to Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239.

Super Saturday: Optical Art: Make It Pop! at Westport Arts Center

02/04/2012

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Ages 5-8: 9 - 10:15am. Ages 9-12:  10:30 - 12:00noon. $35 / $30 for WAC Members. Use specific drawing techniques to create color patterns that have the effect of an optical illusion.

Asian New Year Celebration

02/04/2012 to 02/04/2012

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Dragon with special stories, crafts, a children’s parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 11.

Sundays at Greenwich Point Park Audubon Greenwich

02/05/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-637-9822.

9:00-11:00 am. A monthly bird walk along the Long Island Sound shore. Leaders will bring spotting scopes and help everyone locate and ID wintering birds in the rich variety of habitats at Greenwich Point. Beginners welcome. Held in collaboration with Wild Wings, Bruce Museum and Audubon Greenwich. Meet at the second concession stand. Wear warm clothes and bring binoculars.  No charge or RSVP required. Questions? Call Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or Meredith Sampson at 203-637-9822

Animal Tracking

02/05/2012 to 02/05/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Come and spend your afternoon learning how to track animals. We will learn about several native animals, what their foot prints look like and how they move at different speed. $5 for Members, $10 for Nonmembers. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org * * * * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

Play With Your Food at Toquet Hall

02/07/2012 to 02/09/2012

62 Post Road East, Westport, CT Phone: 203.293.8831.

Buffet Lunch, Readings of Short Plays*, Discussion with Actors. 12noon - 1:30pm. Tickets $43. Plays will include works by David Henry Hwang, David Ives, Jacquelyn Reingold and a scene from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.

Winter Home School Day at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

02/07/2012 to 02/07/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6515.

Go back in time to see how Early American Life was in New England and discover the landscapes, rivers and terrain of Connecticut through a geographer's eyes. Investigate the adaptations of plants and animals that live in the world's habitats in our hands-on biomes lab. We'll also enjoy a bit of the outdoors with a "New England in Winter" nature hike. Self-guided activities will include a tour of our World's Fair-themed exhibit. A group lunch period will allow for collaboration and meeting new friends. Recommended for ages 5 and up and younger siblings are welcome to attend at no charge. Members & Non-Members: $15 per child; no charge for home school teachers/chaperones. To register, please call 203.977.6515 or email lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org.


Metrosexual Men Share “Love” Stories at the season’s final Stories on the Green Program at Fairfield Museum and History Center

02/09/2012

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

The program, which begins at 7 p.m. and will include food and a cash bar for the ticket price of $20 ($15 for Museum members)"The Love Hurts theme has been inspired by Valentine's Day and the role of Cleopatra performed by Katharine Hepburn at the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, CT (featured in the Bravo! theatre exhibition)," according to Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, director of exhibitions and programs for the Fairfield Museum and History Center.   "Anthony and Cleopatra's agonizing and calamitous love affair changed history. However, the Love Hurts stories will emphasize true tales of breakups, bad dates and smaller calamities that get in the way of more mundane folks like us."

Eat Your Weeds

02/09/2012 to 02/09/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

How rewarding is it to apply a weed poultice to a minor wound or drop a handful of freshly pulled weeds into a pot of water for dinner! During this presentation, recognize common garden and lawn weeds and their usefulness. Learn what weeds tell us about the environment, how we can use them, as well as how to control them. When possible, this program includes a treat made from weeds and a look at live samples. For more information or to register visit : http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu or call 203-322-6971.

* * * * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

MouseMuse presents Stories on the Green: Love Hurts

02/09/2012 to 02/09/2012

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

MouseMuse presents a hilarious and spellbinding evening of true ten-minute tales told by six storytellers, friends and neighbors. No scripts!

Anthony and Cleopatra fell into a burning ring of fire. Their agonizing and calamitous love affair changed history. However tonight’s stories will emphasize true tales of breakups, bad dates and smaller calamities that get in the way of more mundane folks like us.

The Love Hurts theme is inspired by Valentine's Day and the role of Cleopatra performed by Katharine Hepburn at the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, CT (featured in the Bravo! theatre exhibition).

 

Snow Date March 1

$20; Members, $15. Includes Light Fare and Cash Bar.