Get Into It ! Stepping Stones Museum for Children

07/05/2012

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

FREE, 5-8 p.m. The museum stays open late with free admission. Children can take home a free book from Norwalk Reads and continue summer reading fun at home! An Open Arms initiative.

Remarkable Reptiles: In a Class by Themselves!

07/07/2012

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is traveling to Sherwood Island State Park for some fun in the sun 10 3 p.m. Presented in conjunction with the Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center, these live animal programs will explore the little-known world of these prehistoric survivors and introduce families to beautiful and endangered reptiles from around the world. Presented beachside (weather permitting) or in the Park's new nature center, the programs are sure to engage, educate and inspire! The Zoomobile is FREE. Check with venue for admission fees, if any.

Beardsley Zoo Goes to Sherwood Island State Park

07/07/2012

Westport, CT

Remarkable Reptiles: In a Class by Themselves!, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is traveling to Sherwood Island State Park for some fun in the sun. Presented in conjunction with the Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center, these live animal programs will explore the little-known world of these prehistoric survivors and introduce families to beautiful and endangered reptiles from around the world. Presented beachside (weather permitting) or in the Park's new nature center, the programs are sure to engage, educate and inspire! The Zoomobile is FREE. Check with venue for admission fees, if any.

Encaustic Play Day at Center for Contemporary Printmaking

07/07/2012

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. $110 members, $125 non-members plus $20 studio fee, limited to 7, intermediate to advanced. Continue your Thursday/Friday encaustic workshop or just come in for the day to experiment, working on a project of your choosing. Tools, wooden supports and paint provided. Artists are encouraged to bring in personal collage materials. For artists who have a basic working familiarity with encaustic painting.

Around the World Creative Kids: Nepal Stepping Stones Museum for Children

07/07/2012

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

2 p.m. Learn about Nepal and create a replica Nepalese-style mask to take home. Free with museum admission.

Summer Sunday Morning Concerts-- Wendy K. Lucas Harp & Maryly Culpepper Flute at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

07/08/2012

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

On Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as a mix of talented student musicians from the Yale School of Music and other musicians perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members Free, Non members free with $6 garden admission. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call, email or visit the website.


Summer Sunday Evening Concerts--Citigrass at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

07/08/2012

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

On Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a relaxing night of great music on the lawn. The current all-star lineup was formed by banjoist/founder Sandy Israel, who pioneered the concept of Citigrass by combining the speed and virtuosity of bluegrass with the rebel yell of rock and roll. Sandy's road to banjo nirvana took him from the D.C. punk scene to performing on the crowded streets of Tokyo, and finally to Citigrass Headquarters in Brooklyn, where he leads one of the largest and most active banjo teaching studios in the New York area. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call, e-mail or visit the website.


A Day in a Farmer’s Life at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

07/10/2012

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

Tuesdays, Through August 28, 2:30 pm. Do you ever wonder what it takes to be a farmer? Come join the SM&NC Farm staff each week as we bring fun to important farm tasks. Find out how they farmed in the past, the importance of grooming, where your every day items come from, and see the artistic side of pigs! Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Weather permitting event. For more information call, email or visit website.


Norwalk Summer Concert Series Features Ticket To Ride--Beatles Tribute Bands

07/11/2012

Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk, CT 06855. Phone: 203-854-7807.

JULY 11, 2012    7:00 p.m.    Ticket To Ride -- One of New England’s most authentic Beatles tribute
Bands features Ron Cataldi as Ringo, Dave Geisler as George, Joe LaRoche as Paul and Todd Meikle as John. The performers use only authentic equipment to play the music as it was originally presented.

Summer Jam Teen Concert Series Stepping Stones Museum for Children

07/11/2012

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

6 p.m. Nothing2Simple and Avenues, two talented, up-and-coming local rock bands, will take to the museum's outdoor stage for a concert to benefit youth enrichment initiatives. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online.