Saugatuck Walking Tour, hosted by Westport Historical Society


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

4:00 to 5 pm. The walk will begin at the train station, where rail service was launched in 1848, making Westport more accessible for visitors and, in turn, giving residents better access to New York City.The tour was created to give participants insights into Westport's history and show how resilient Westporters have been in retaining the character of our town, even as the landscape changes and Saugatuck undergoes an impressive renaissance. $10 donation, and $8 for members. Ages 12 and under are $5. Reservations are recommended: (203) 222-1424. Meet at the New York Bound Side. Wine and cheese at Westport Auction following the tour.

Bartlette Arboretum Garden Tour


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

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Browse five exquisite gardens, replete with music and artists performing during your stay.Master Gardeners will be on hand at each property to guide you through the gardens and answer your questions. Be sure to join us back at the Arboretum for lunch and the garden boutique beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Around the World: Creative Kids


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

2:00 pm. Gator Hat – Discover more about alligators and the everglades and make a gator hat. Limited space – tickets available at 1:30 pm. For children ages 2 and older.

Beardsley Zoo "Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari"


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

6-9 pm at the Zoo. We will have a large variety of different wines and a huge selection of specialty beers! The evening's festivities also include live entertainment, silent auction and raffle. Food Vendors include: Addeo's Italian Ice, Dave Grant Catering, Joey C's Roadhouse BBQ & Tex Mex, Luigi's Italian Pastry, Trader Joe's, Smoke & Bonesand Vazzy's Brick Oven.  for tickets

Center for Contemporary Printmaking OLD PLATES, NEW PRINTS: NON-TOXIC

06/06/2015 to 06/20/2015

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Two Saturdays. June 6 and 20 10am – 4pm 1 or 2 day intensive workshop, limited to 8 $110 members, $125 non-members per day. Join in for one or both of these Saturday sessions to revive existing plates and create fresh imagery. Using a stack of oldies but goodies (etching plates, solar plates, collagraph plates, relief blocks etc), Roxanne will demonstrate a range of ways to print old plates in surprising ways.

Bartlette Arboretum ANNUAL GARDEN TOURS


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

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Luncheon & Vendor Boutique) Explore five private local gardens in addition to the Bartlett's themed gardens. PLEASE email Gretchen Orr for more information about sponsorships, tickets, and tour information.

Bartlette Arboretum A Summer Fete


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

6:30 p.m.. An evening of fine food and drink, tony jazz riffs, camaraderie and a touch of French elegance amid the gardens .

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Farm Market Is Back!


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

Sundays, June 7 through October 11, 10am – 2pm. Many of the previous vendors are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a wider variety of items. We'll be selling our very own farm-fresh eggs from our chickens on Heckscher Farm, maple syrup made in our own Maple Sugar House, and wool from our sheep. There will be weekly farm-related family activities with our "Market Madness" program led by one of our environmental educators. Additionally, a different food truck will be on site each week to allow visitors a chance to purchase lunch to enjoy at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. SM&NC Sunday Market Admission Only: FREE. If you'd also like to visit the the galleries and farm: FREE with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail or visit

Barnum Museum Program: The Showman's Role in Bringing Baseball to Bridgeport


820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m.* - Barnum in the Batter's Box: The Showman's Role in Bringing Baseball to Bridgeport - Presented by Michael J. Bielawa. The name P. T. Barnum brings to mind the circus, yet Barnum had many careers and wide-ranging interests, including Mayor of Bridgeport. His efforts to bring new industries, such as clock and sewing machine manufacture, to develop the fledgling city brought about a surprising result: baseball teams. Some say Barnum loathed baseball, but perhaps that isn't quite correct. Enjoy the little known stories of early baseball teams in the Park City as baseball historian, author, and poet Michael Bielawa reveals a newly discovered facet of the showman's legacy to his adopted home town.Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. Members and children under 12 are free.

Monroe Historical Society Hosts "Monroe Through Time


Main St., Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-261-1383.

Monroe Through Time' to be launched at The Castle June 7. Hollywood icon Jimmy Cagney, master swindler Phillip Musica and operatic diva Lisa Roma appear in a gallery of illustrious personalities in "Monroe Through Time," an illustrated chronicle of Monroe's historic legacy to be launched June 7 (Sunday) at the landmark Castle on Route 111. Their association with Monroe is detailed in a 100-page book assembled by the Monroe Historical Society that also reaches into the past of two additional women of accomplishment, Mary O'Hara, the author of the classic "My Friend Flicka," and reclusive inventress  For the book launch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Monroe Historical Society has assembled a package for the public-at- large, offering: Tours of The Castle.  Cost of the basic ticket: $60 (discounted to $35 for those already members of the Monroe Historical Society and a member of a couple requiring only one book). Reservations are required.