Beardsley Zoo Animal Enrichment Day

05/04/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Animal Enrichment Day gives visitors an opportunity to learn about how Zoo staff enhances the mental and physical well being of our animals. Join us for four interactive enrichment making activities at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. Listen as Zoo staff explains the demonstrations, see a display of enrichment items used at the Zoo, participate in enrichment games including bowling, foraging, and a "test your sniffer" challenge, and make your own bird feeder and other crafts!

Westport Historical Society -Woog’s World of Westport – Bus Tour

05/04/2013

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

Saturday, May 4, Meet at WHS at 12:45 pm $30, $25 for 2 or more 1-3pm, To reserve: 203-222-1424. Have you ever wondered why those cannons sit on Compo Beach? Where F. Scott Fitzgerald lived during that infamous summer in Westport? Who folks like Bedford, Coley and Staples really were?You'll learn all that – and much, much more – on a tour of town with "06880" blogger/Westport News columnist Dan Woog.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Invites Collectors to Participate in 10th Annual Model Ts to Mustangs Antique & Classic Car Show

05/04/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.322.1646.

The 10th annual Model Ts to Mustangs outdoor antique and classic car display returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Saturday, May 4, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring more than 70 automobiles of all makes and models, U.S.-made as well as imports, manufactured between 1900 and 1988. The Museum invites collectors of antique and classic cars to participate in its 10th annual Model Ts to Mustangs show. The show is by application, which can be downloaded at stamfordmuseum.org. Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 16. Applicants will be contacted by Friday, April 19. All applications must be accompanied by a clear photograph and a $25 exhibitor fee, which can be paid by cash, check or via PayPal. Applications can also be obtained by contacting Kirsten Brophy at 203.977.6543 or via e-mail at kbrophy@stamfordmuseum.org. The fee will be refunded if the car is not accepted.

This year, the "focus group" section will showcase the Ford.  Henry Ford introduced the Model T in October, 1908 and mass production began at the Highland Park, Michigan, Assembly Plant in 1913.  Fifty-one years later, on April 17, 1964, the Mustang burst onto the American car scene and Ford dealers took 22,000 orders in one day.  On January 27, 1965, designer Carroll Shelby introduced the first Shelby Mustang, the GT350 in Wimbledon White. Only 562 GT350s were created by Shelby in 1965.

Model Ts to Mustangs will be co-curated by David Greenberg, of Stamford, and Kirsten Brophy, the Museum's curator of collections and exhibitions. The show is judged and awards will be presented in several categories, including "People's Choice," Best Survivor Car," and "Best Ford."  The award ceremony will take place at 2:45 pm. For more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org or call the curator's office at 203.977.6543.  The rain date for Model Ts to Mustangs is Sunday, May 5.

Admission prices for Model Ts to Mustangs are: Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Proceeds from the Model Ts to Mustangs show benefit the Museum's arts education and gallery initiatives. Participant fee includes two free admissions to the entire facility and two lunch coupons. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.  For more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org  or call 203.322.1646. To find out whether the show has been postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather, call 203.977.6599.

Audubon Greenwich Program: NYC Birding & Audubon Art Expedition

05/04/2013

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

On  Saturday, May 4, 2013 the Audubon Greenwich will offer a trip to  NYC Birding & Audubon Art Expedition from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Start with a guided birding experience in Central Park with a local legend, Robert DeCandido PhD. Then, after lunch, the group will get a tour of the New York Historical Society's ground-breaking new exhibit, 'Audubon's Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock'. Space limited & RSVP required. $40 via the Audubon van or $10 to join group in NYC. Guests pay other costs (tour, lunch, train, etc.) Trip itinerary online. RSVP required to Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich - 52nd Annual May Gardeners' Market

05/04/2013

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

Saturday, May 4 9:00am to 2:00pm. Montgomery Pinetum Park. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Parking at Cos Cob School with shuttle to the GEC. This event showcases select vendors who will be selling spectacular collections of annuals, perennials, wildflowers, herbs, hanging baskets, unique plants and orchids. In addition, there will be other special items including jams, homemade delicacies, and gardening books. Visit the website for more information.

Earthplace - The Nature Discovery Center - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Earthplace

05/04/2013

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-7253.

Cinco de Earthplace May 4th, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Earthplace. Enjoy traditional tacos, a Mexican hat dance and make and take crafts. There will also be a moon bounce and piñatas! $25 member family, $30 non-member family. Visit the website for more information.

Westport Arts Center Experimental Painting

05/04/2013

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

Ages 5 – 8: 9:00 - 10:15am, Ages 9 – 12: 10:30am – 12pm, $35 / $30 for WAC Members. Get creative with "accidental" techniques. Combine acrylic paint, pastels, ink, and watercolor to create special effects and dazzling Abstract forms.

Norwalk Concert Hall Presents Brahm's Violin Concerto

05/04/2013

Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.956.6771.

8:00pm - pre-concert talk at 7:00pm - Brahm's Violin Concerto with Ryu Goto and Gabriel Faure's Requiem   Tickets available via www.norwalksymphony.org or by calling 203.956.6771 or emailing info@norwalksymphony.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

05/05/2013

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

Sundays, May 5 - May 26, Noon to 4 pm, (no class 5/19) Come explore the SM&NC! Our popular guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by an all-new "Star Stories" program in our Museum galleries. Stop by the Overbrook Nature Center for self- guided crafts, to visit our animals, or join us for a program. Different themes, animals, and stories will be featured each week. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.


The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Breakfast with Elmo

05/05/2013

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0974.

Sunday, May 5 • 10 – 11 a.m. 1 - 8 years old, with parent or caregiver. Back by popular demand! Elmo will be returning to the JCC to have breakfast with you, so tell your friends and come join us. Registration fills quickly so to secure your space, register early. Walk-ins available only if space allows. For more information including prices call Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail groloff@stamfordjcc.org