J-Serve

05/01/2011 to 05/01/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0961.

Grades 6 - 12. J-Serve is the international Jewish day for Tikkun Olam. A day on which Jewish teens join their counterparts in other communities, other cities and other countries in giving of their time to serve the communities in which they live. For more information contact Adam Weiss at 203.487.0961 or aweiss@stamfordjcc.org.


Celebrating Moms - Mom’s the Word Cabaret Performance and Boutique Shopping at The Stamford Community Jewish Center

05/04/2011 to 05/04/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Join us as we celebrate the joys and challenges of motherhood as we present, “Mom’s The Word”, a cabaret featuring song parodies about the challenges of motherhood. The show turns a comic eye on the things that drive us all crazy about motherhood, like temper tantrums, over-scheduling, puberty, clueless spouses and much, much more...as well as the joy our children bring us. Bring your Mom, mother-in-law or friends for what’s sure to be a fun night out.6 p.m. – Boutique Shopping and Wine & light fare, 8:15 p.m. – Performance Begins. Individual Tickets: $36. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.


Photojournalism: The Visual Voice of News and Media at Fairfield Museum and History Center

05/05/2011

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

On Thursday,  7:00 pm. Learn about life behind the lens with professional photojournalists and aspiring students. Join Jean Santopatre, Fairfield University’s Photojournalist, as she moderates a panel discussion on photography as a social documentary tool. Panelists include: Getty Images and World Press Photo Winner Spencer Platt, John Long formerly with the Hartford Courant and Fairfield University students Peter Caty and Andoni Flores. Discover the challenges, rewards and ethics of documenting news and events, globally and locally. Fee: $5; Members & Students, $3. Visit the website for more information.

 

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Features Astronomy Nights: Venus, Comparisons with Earth

05/06/2011

39 Scofield Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-977-6521.

On Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:30PM the Stamford Museum and Nature Center offers a program: Astronomy Nights: Venus, Comparisons with Earth.  Head to the Observatory for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more.  Start by enjoying a presentation on Venus, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22 inch telescope.  The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine.  Viewing hours are weather permitting.  Members: Free/Non Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2.  This program is suitable for all ages 5 and over.  Check the website for further information.

National Public Gardens Day at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

05/06/2011

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

9 am - 5 pm. This event was created to raise awareness of America s public gardens and the various rolls they play in our lives. Today we invite you to find out more about us! We are FREE and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm. Check out the Mehlquist Rhododendron Collection which covers over an acre and a half of land and contains several hundred species, varieties and cultivars of Rhododendron hardy to southwestern Connecticut.

Live Radio Dramas Murderers and Other Bad Guys at Fairfield University

05/06/2011 to 05/07/2011

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-254-4010.

Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at 3 & 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts. Live recreation of vintage radio with live music and sound effects presents the meanest, nastiest and cruelest villains on the air. $25

Family Fun Night with Clifford at Stepping Stones Museum For Children

05/06/2011 to 05/07/2011

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06805. Phone: 203 899 0606.

Family Fun Night May 6   6:00 – 8:30 pmFamily Fun MorningMay 7   8:30 – 10:00 am. Family Fun Nights and Family Fun Morning promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Families pre-register for specific story times. Families can purchase dinner or breakfast in the new museum cafe. During story time, a Museum Educator reads a compelling tale in front of a large screen showing the pages in the book for all to see. After the story, the reading is brought to life when children meet the storybook character. People may bring their own cameras and photograph the children with the storybook character. The event concludes with a musical parade featuring the storybook character. Members $10/person Non-members $12/person.

National Public Gardens Day at Bartlett Arboretum. Stamford

05/06/2011 to 05/06/2011

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

This event was created to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the various rolls they play in our lives. Today we invite you to find out more about us! We are FREE and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Check out the Mehlquist Rhododendron Collection which covers over an acre and a half of land and contains several hundred species, varieties and cultivars of Rhododendron hardy to southwestern Connecticut. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail admin@bartlettarboretum.org

Astronomy Nights: Venus: Comparisons with Earth at Stamford Museum

05/06/2011 to 05/06/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars and more! Learn about Venus and then head upstairs to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up. Members: Free / Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Workshop: Birding By Ear at Audubon Greenwich

05/07/2011

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

On Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Indoor discussion of how and why birds vocalize, introduction to useful bird sound recordings, and outdoor walk to practice Birding By Ear skills. Ideal for adults and interested youth.  $12 adult. No charge for youth. RSVP required. Call Ted:  203-869-5272 X230.