Wilton Historical Society - Hot Penny Workshop


224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11:00 - 12:30. A hot-penny plate is a star shaped trivet made with cork and felt, decorated with real pennies. This fun workshop also includes a fabulous fondue snack. Please bring 20 pennies for your hot-penny plate. Suggested for ages 6 - 12 Members: $10, Maximum $25 per family Non-members: $15 Maximum $35 per family.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Lighthouse Tour


10 North Water St., Norwalk, CT

Venture out on Sat., March 5 for a rare close-up look at five historic lighthouses in central Long Island Sound during a special boat outing offered at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Participants aboard the Aquarium's unique new hybrid-electric research vessel, R/V Spirit of the Sound™, will make passes by five century-old beacons: Peck Ledge, Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island lighthouses in Norwalk, Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield and Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light. Advance purchase is required for all Aquarium lighthouse cruises. Reserve tickets online at www.maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Family Bird Watching Winter into Spring


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

Saturday, March 5, 2016 Audubon Greenwich Program:  Family Bird Watching Winter Into Spring from 1:00-2:00 pm. Review winter birds, bird feeding and first returning spring migrants. Then use binoculars and field guides for our weekly 'Project Feeder Watch' bird count and help email these results to Cornell's Laboratory of Ornithology. All ages. RSVP to Ted 203-930-1353.

Bartlett Arboretum After Dark at the Bart


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

6-8:30 pm. REE ADMISSION CHILDREN'S MOVIE NIGHT (ages 5-11) PARENTS: TAKE THE NIGHT OFF Join us at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens for a fantastic night of movies, games, and yummy snacks. We may even take a twilight stroll. Everything looks different at night... RSVP by March 1 to Hannah Heyman, hheyman@bartlettarboretum.org, 203.883.4035

Sew Crafty Saturday at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library


1147 Fairfield Woods Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: (203) 255-7307.

1-3 pm.  Platt Walsh Room, Fairfield Woods Branch Library Ages 18 +, Free. Please pre-register by calling the Fairfield Woods Library at (203) 255-7307. Join Christine Jewell, Director of Education at Fairfield Museum & History Center, along with staff from the Library, to learn "back to basics" sewing skills. Hemming, mending, sewing on buttons will be part of this class.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Maple Sugar Festival Presented by First County Bank

03/05/2016 to 03/06/2016

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

Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 11 am to 3 pm. Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm and see first hand how sap is turned into maple syrup. Witness how trees are tapped and sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, go on a scavenger hunt, have your face painted, sing and dance to live music, and more. On Saturday, sample delicious dishes from local teen chefs featuring SM&NC maple syrup in First County Bank’s Teen Chefs Challenge and vote for your favorite! On Sunday, enjoy the popular pancake brunch. Don’t forget to purchase a pint of pure maple syrup, made fresh from the trees at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. First County Bank’s Teen Chefs Challenge (Saturday only, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm) Pancake Brunch* (SUNDAY only, 11 am – 2 pm) *Additional $5 fee per person. DAILY ADMISSION FEES: SM&NC Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $10 per person. Director’s Circle & Family Plus Members and all children 3 & under: FREE. Save time by purchasing your festival admission and pancake brunch tickets in advance! Visit stamfordmuseum.org. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Creative Kids Bamboo Creations


303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

2 p.m. Discover some of the creative Chinese handiwork and make a creation of your own using an abundant resource found in China, the bamboo tree. For children ages 2 and older.

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield Hosts Adirondack Night--Fairfield


2325 Burr St., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-6305.

Adirondack Night 2016 at Audubon Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The evening features: Live music; Hearty cuisine such as Audubon's special-recipe chilies, smoked game and fish; Open bar; LIve Birds of Prey; Silent Auction including a house on Nantucket for a long weekend within walking distance of the beach.  $45 per person. 

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Pirates & Princesses Weekend

03/05/2016 to 03/06/2016

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

Aaaaaarr! Mateys and majesties will reign during this special weekend featuring discounts, roaming sword-fighters, treasure hunts and more. During the weekend of March 5 & 6, each child (ages 3-12) dressed as a pirate or princess and visiting with a paying adult receives free Aquarium admission. Plus, the two days will be filled with bonus activities, demonstrations and learning stations.

Garden Education Center Program: Fundamentals of Tree & Shrub Pruning with David Tovar, Arborist


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

Fundamentals of Tree & Shrub Pruning with David Tovar, Licensed Arborist--Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Members $15, Non-Members $25. Learn both the art and science behind tree/shrub pruning with the guidance of David Tovar, the highly experienced owner of Woodland Tree Care. The class will begin with a detailed overview and discussion of relevant arboriculture information and related pruning techniques. A hands-on demonstration will follow. Registration Required.