Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari at Beardsely Zoo

06/02/2012

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

Join us for a fabulous night of great food from local vendors, as well as spirits from around the world and close to home. There will be great live music, an amazing silent auction, and much more! Tickets go on sale April 15th -- remember to purchase early, as this event has sold out two years in a row! Tickets are $50 each for groups of four or more, $55 for individual tickets and $60 at the door (if available). If you'd like to become a volunteer, food or wine vendor, sponsor of this event, or if you would like to donate an item for our auction item, please contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6569. Hosted by Wine Emporium of Shelton.

Milford Day at the Zoo - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo - Bridgeport

06/02/2012 to 06/02/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to invite ALL Milford residents to come to the Zoo for a reduced admission fee of just $5 with proper I.D. Meet and greet with town officials, business and civic leaders, friends, and neighbors during a fun filled day for the whole family. Spend the day visiting new animals at the Zoo and enjoying the great outdoors. This event is presented in partnership with the Town of Milford.

Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari

06/02/2012 to 06/02/2012

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6569.

Join us for a fantastic, adults-only fundraiser at the Zoo featuring food from local restaurants plus the latest in wine and beer selections. Tickets are $55 per person; groups of four or more are $50 each. Tickets are $60 at the door. Enjoy a VIP experience that includes a behind-the-scenes tour from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm for $100 per person. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance. The evening includes entertainment, an amazing silent auction, and much more. Don't miss this expedition of taste while supporting Connecticut's only Zoo! For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, to become a volunteer, food or wine vendor or to donate an auction item, contact the development office at 203-394-6569 or email ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org Tickets may be purchased at www.beardsleyzoo.org. Be sure to buy your tickets early, as this event has sold out two years in a row! This event is hosted by Wine Emporium of Shelton.

Slow Food Potluck & Full Moon Hike at Greenwich Audubon

06/03/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

6:30-9:30 pm A fun evening that begins with a traditional potluck dinner from 6:30-8:00 pm and ends with a night hike under the full moon. Music and fun suitable for all ages. Guests donate $10 to Audubon and bring a home-cooked dish that serves approx. 4-6 people. Ideally, ingredients should be sourced from organic or local farms or both but it is not required. All ages welcome (short and long hike). Arrival & Dinner Set-up: 6:30-7:00 pm. Dinner served at 7 pm. Please RSVP with # of people and an idea of the dish you plan to bring. Bring dish description & BYOB. Sign up with Jeff Cordulack by email jcordulack@audubon.org or leave a message @ 203-869-5272 x239. This event is sponsored by the Slow Food Metro North – your local chapter of Slow Food U.S.A.  – actively serving Putnam, Westchester & Fairfield Counties. Learn more online and join the food-centric fun!

Westport Historical Society Hosts 21tst Annual Hidden Garden Tour

06/03/2012

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-1424.

On Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 10AM to 4PM the 21st Annual Hidden Garden Tour sponsored by the Westport Historical Society will be held.  This is a unique oppontunity to visit five outstanding hidden horticultural creations.  Also, from 9AM to 5PM an Artisan Craft and Garden Marketplace will be held.  A perfect place to forage for treasures for garden, home and gift-giving.  Another feature of the afternoon will be a Toast The Tour Wine-Tasting Party from 4:30PM to 7:30PM.  Join at a charming post and beam style barn for a fun and informative wine tasting produced by Fountainhead Wines and Distillations--featuring goumet delicacies, a silent auction and entertainment.  Check the website for further information.

Invasives: ID, Ecology, and Control

06/03/2012 to 06/03/2012

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

Get a head start on invasive control this year by learning to identify invasives in the early season. This course provides an introduction to about 40 of the most common invasive non-native plants in our local landscapes. Through lecture, discussion, power-point presentation, herbarium specimens, and a walk outside, become familiar with identification clues as well as the habits of a number of these plants that are so disruptive to natural ecosytems. $48/class for Members, $58/class 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.

Sunday Explorers with Open Garden Classroom at The Stamford Museum

06/03/2012 to 06/03/2012

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

Sundays June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 12 pm - 4 pm. Our popular Sunday Explorers program continues in June! See what is happening at SM&NC in the late spring. June's programs will feature an "Open Garden Classroom" each week (weather permitting). Stop by Overbrook Nature Center to read some garden-themed stories, learn about what is growing in our garden, plant some seeds or make a themed craft or project. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Sunday Explorers resumes on Sunday, September 9. For more information call, e-mail info,  or visit website.


National Trails Day: Wildlife CSI Hike at The Stamford Musem and Nature Center

06/03/2012 to 06/03/2012

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

Celebrate National Trails Day.  We’ll look for tracks and traces of animals in our forest and vernal pools, learn how to identify common animal tracks and even to ‘read’ a skull. Discover the common animal signs that SM&NC naturalists use to see who has been on our trails. Registration not required; rain will cancel. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, e-mail, or visit website.

Fore the Kids: 19th Annual Julius B. and Edward Kuriansky Outing - Stamford

06/04/2012 to 06/04/2012

2949 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.487.0944.

Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing at Rockrimmon Country Club, to benefit the JCC JumpStart program. A fantastic day of golf and tennis. Includes lunch, cocktail hour and awards party. For more information, contact Luisa Viladas at 203.487.0944 or lviladas@stamfordjcc.org

THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM Presents   Observation of the Transit of Venus - Bridgeport

06/05/2012

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: (203) 372-3521 .

Join Us to Witness an Historic Event  Space Exploration! On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:30 p.m.  at sunset on the east coast of North America and earlier in other parts of the U.S., you will see the planet Venus as it moves across the face of the sun.  The event will not occur again until 2117.   Solar scopes will be set up for safe viewing weather permitting. PROGRAM HOSTED BY DAVID MESTRE, Planetarium Director. Discusssion Sunscopes and Telescopes (Weather Permitting) NASA Live Feed from Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii $5 per Person Ages 6 and Up; Members Free For more information contact David Mestre, Planetarium Director 203-372-3521 x118 mestre@discoverymuseum.org.