Burning of Fairfield Walking Tour - Fairfield Museum and History Center

07/07/2011

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

On Thursday at 6 p.m. Stroll back in time and explore the history and events about the attack on Fairfield by the British on July 7, 1779.  View significant sites and listen to costumed interpreters as they read first-person accounts from the burning.  Call or visit the website for more information to register.  Fee:  $7; Members $5.

Alive @ Five Summer Concert - "Hammer Time", MC Hammer - Stamford Downtown

07/07/2011

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-348-5285.

On Thursday, at 5 p.m. Performance by the inventor of "Hammer time," MC Hammer himself.  For further information on the Alive @ Five concert Series, call or visit the website.

FRIDAY FAMILY CAMPFIRE - Drum Circles at Earthplace

07/08/2011

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

Drum-n-Dance of Weston will use hand drums and other percussion instruments to get the kids up and dancing. Enjoy toasting marshmallows for s'mores around the campfire. Bring a chair or blanket. The performance will take place rain or shine. Rain will bring the music indoors to the auditorium. Friday July 8, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. $8 per member, $10 per non-member. Pre-registration required, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Fun Night with Peter Rabbit at Stepping Stones Museum For Children

07/08/2011 to 07/09/2011

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203 899 0606.

Family Fun Night July 8   6:00 – 8:30 pmFamily Fun Morning July 9   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

History of the Apollo Program at Stamford Museum

07/08/2011 to 07/08/2011

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

Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on history of the Apollo Program, 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. No children under 5 please. For more information call,  e-mail or visit website.

New England Carousel Annual Tag Sale - Bristol

07/09/2011

95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-585-5411 .

On Saturday, from 10 - 5 p.m. One person’s trash is another’s treasure.  The New England Carousel Museum invites the public to attend our Tag Sale Extravaganza.  A wide variety of eclectic items ranging from comic books to furniture will be for sale at bargain prices.  Stop by and walk away with an undiscovered treasure.  For free admission to the tag sale, please enter through the right side entrance at the front of the building.  For more information call (860) 585-5411 or go to our website  All remaining tag sale items will be available for purchase throughout the summer to our visitors.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Plans Tavern Night, an Evening of “Tales and Ales” at historic Sun Tavern

07/09/2011

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

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event, an evening of "tales and ales", will honor Fairfielders. Peter and Carleen Kunkel, for their many contributions to the community and will feature live music and a special Sun Tavern ale from Southport Brewing Company.Tavern night, which will also include costumed interpreters to add a live touch of history to the evening, encourages everyone to enjoy a celebration of this landmark tavern, which burned to the ground during the American Revolution, was rebuilt in 1780 and possibly played host to George Washington in October of 1789.  The tavern was operated by Fairfielder Samuel Penfield until the early 19th century, circa 1815 and was sold in 1818 to Reverend Nathaniel Hewitt and his wife. Many downtown Fairfield restaurants to offer a 15 percent discount on dinner to our Tavern Night attendees." Tickets are $30 if purchased prior to the event and $35 at the door.

Wizard Tea Party at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

07/09/2011

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

On Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 4PM to 6PM at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center a Wizard Tea Party will be held for children 7 and up.  Calling all witches and wizards--join the Stamford Museum at their very own version of Hogwarts for a grand wizard tea and celebrate the upcoming release of the last Harry Potter movie.  Guests wil be sorted into houses upon arrival and will get to create their own wand before settling into the Great Hall for tea, butterbeer and some of our other favorite wizard treats.  Join our own Professor Quickwit for a chance to meet some magical creatures and try your hand at potions, too.  Guests are wecome to wear their dress robes if they would like.  Tea is limited to 30 wizard students and 30 adult wizards.  No muggles allowed.  Members: $45 adult and 1 child; $25 for each additional person.  Non-Members: $55 for 1 adult and 1 child; $25  for each additional person.  Check the website for further information.

Annual Honey Harvest at Audubon Greenwich

07/09/2011 to 07/10/2011

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

11:00 am-4:00 pm. Stop by and learn how honey is taken out of the hive for harvest.  Help "spin" the honey from the wax combs. Honey will be available for purchase (while supplies last). All ages. No charge or RSVP required. Downhill in the red Ketay-Asnes Barn. Sponsored and staffed by the Backyard Beekeepers Association.

Sand Blast! - Sand Sculpture Festival

07/09/2011

Tod’s Point Beach , Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.862.6750.

Saturday, July 9, at 12:30pm, 2011 with a raindate of Sunday, July 10, at 1:30pm. Sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council and the Town of Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation with major support provided by First County Bank, Sand Blast! is a fun family event for all. There is no specific theme for sand sculptures, and participants are encouraged to indulge their imaginations enjoying the experience of creating art in the sand.