Palooza Family Concert New Canaan Nature Center

08/04/2012

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT

4:00pm - 7:00pm Families, kids up to age 10 $5/members, $8/non-members. Ages 2 & under FREE. Come groove at the Nature Center's Annual Nature-Palooza family concert. Grab a picnic dinner and spread your blanket on the green and enjoy family friendly music in a relaxed, outdoor environment. Kids can participate in summer games, boogie down with our hula hoops, cool off in the sprinklers and explore the property. Ice cream, popsicles and other summer treats will be available.

Around the World Creative Kids: Malaysia ! Stepping Stones Museum for Children

08/04/2012

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

2 p.m. Discover the fine art of Malaysian batik and create your own batik fabric piece to take home. Free with museum admission.

Get Into It ! Stepping Stones Museum for Children

08/04/2012

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

FREE, 5-8 p.m. The museum stays open late with free admission. Stewie the duck visits and shares a special reading about water safety. Presented by the Stew Leonard III Charitable Foundation. An Open Arms initiative.

Opening Reception – New August Exhibits at Silvermine - New Canaan

08/05/2012

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700.

On Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. End of Summer Exhibits at Silvermine: From Collective Vision to an Historical Exhibition to “Full Tilt”

Summer Sunday Morning Concerts— Kaitlin Taylor, Oboe at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

08/05/2012

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

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 garden admission. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call, visit, or e-mail.


Summer Sunday Evening Concerts— Katie Wilson and the Two Time String Band at The Bartlett Arboretum & Garden

08/05/2012 to 08/05/2012

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

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. Katie Wilson and the Two Time String Band are a modern bluegrass band based out of southern Connecticut. Winners of the 2010 Podunk Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, they perform regularly in the Northeast in an all-acoustic format. Their show features original compositions and choice covers in a strong, vocal-driven format. 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 , visit website or e-mail.

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

08/07/2012

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

Tuesdays, Through August 28, 2:30pm – 3:30pm. 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, e-mail, or visit website.


Spider Snacks

08/07/2012 to 08/07/2012

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

Tuesdays, Through August 28, 4 - 4:30 pm Join us for a sneak peak at the feeding of our tarantulas and maybe even get a chance to see one munch on a crunchy cricket or two! Each week an SM&NC staff member will introduce a few of the tarantula species, talk about their feeding habits and serve up some spider snacks. Bug appétit! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Norwalk Summer Concert Series Features Music from the Woodstock Era

08/08/2012

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

On August 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. the NorwalkSummer Concert Series continues with  Back to the Garden 1969 – Spotlighting music from the Woodstock era, these seasoned musicians have toured, performed and recorded nationally. Each member of the band – Gary Adamson, Bob Fonseca, Mike Garner, Larry Kelly and Annie Masciando -- plays multiple instruments and also is a lead vocalist.

Tricks and Treats

08/08/2012 to 08/08/2012

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

Wednesdays Through August 29, 2:30 pm - What makes SM&NC’s animals so happy? Learning and playing of course! Help us train Moose and Monty, see Henrietta do some tricks, and socialize our new farm babies. Along with training, we will be making summertime enrichment for our animals. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Weather permitting event. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.