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

08/02/2015

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

Sundays, August 2 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 info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Rowayton Arts Center Shines a Light on Brushwork

08/02/2015

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853. Phone: 203-846-0118.

RAC's exhibiting members will feature their "Brushwork" in watercolors, acrylics and oils in the upcoming August exhibition. The opening reception for this summer's show, "Brushwork," is open to the public and will be held August 2, 4-6pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and view (and perhaps purchase!) their art. Refreshments will be served.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Patterns & Forms: Numbers in Nature!

08/02/2015

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

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a special celebration of our summer exhibition, Nature's Numbers, with a look at the patterns and sequences of numbers in nature. Explore the spirals in seeds and shells, discover the family tree of our honeybees with an "open hive", and take a closer look at our favorite fruits and veggies to see their patterns.

Try the SM&NC Sunday Farm Market number scavenger hunt to win prizes and to pick up some great local food. Discover the Fibonacci sequence in nature and learn about the animals that he studied by meeting our rabbits and cows. Plant seeds to take home, create great Fibonacci-inspired art, and learn about this special numbers pattern through some Fibonacci hopscotch. 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

Fred Elser First Sunday Science @ the Seaside Center. Phenomenon: Science Innovation Fair

08/02/2015

Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1:30-4:30. Amazing science projects are being done by high school students who participate in regional and national competitions. Find out what these talented student scientists are doing. For complimentary Park entry information, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or cynthiae@brucemuseum.org by July 31.

Silvermine Arts Center New Artists Exhibition

08/02/2015 to 10/07/2015

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

Opening at Silvermine August 2, 2015: Paintings by Victor Pesce; Painted Sculpture by Carole Eisner; and "Abundance," an Exhibition Featuring Selected Artists from the Silvermine Guild and the Brian Morris Gallery Opening Reception Sunday August 2, 2-4 p.m.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center -Animal Meet and Greet

08/04/2015 to 08/08/2015

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

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, August 4 - August 22, 3 pm. Stop by our new exhibit, Heckscher WILD!, meet one of the animals, and discover how they adapt to their habitat. Animals will vary depending on the day and programs will be approximately 15 minutes. 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

Center for Contemporary Printmaking LITHOGRAPHY BOOTCAMP

08/04/2015 to 08/08/2015

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Participants will have the opportunity to draw on the seductive surface of lithographic limestone as well as aluminum and polyester plates and discover how their ideas and imagery can translate into lithography.

CT FREE SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS MORNINGS OF APRIL AND MAY

08/05/2015 to 08/09/2015

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203.916.8066.

CT FREE SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS MORNINGS OF APRIL AND MAY - Outdoor Event at CT’s Beardsley Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion - Mornings of April and May is a lighthearted, music filled play by Spain’s Golden Age playwright, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, adapted by Ellen Lieberman and Bert Garskof.  It is set in Madrid in the 1600’s, but the themes are timeless. Mornings of April and May is about love, honor, jealousy and fidelity, with healthy doses of comedic devices such as mistaken identity and eavesdropping. The antics of the characters and musical interludes will delight all ages. Admission is free. Come early and picnic. The zoo closes at 4:00 and reopens at 5:15 pm.  Note this year’s earlier start time. Bring a blanket or chair. Cancelled only when weather is severe. Actors courtesy of Actor’s Equity. www.ctfreeshakespeare.org.
 
 
 

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Things with Wings Hike

08/07/2015 to 08/07/2015

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

Explore the crepuscular and nocturnal creatures that call the SM&NC home! Take a sunset hike to look for our resident bats and birds, look for signs of our local owls, and see what insects are out and about. Discover the difference between flying and gliding and meet some animals that can move on the wing. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

 

Stamfod Museum & Nature Center - WILD! Feeding

08/08/2015

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

Saturdays August 8, 15 and 22, 12:30 - 1 pm. Ever wonder what lizards like for lunch? Discover the many things our animals like to eat by helping to feed them. Help prepare salads for the tortoises, lizards, and the other fruit and veggie-loving friends in Heckscher WILD! Space for this program is limited to 20 children, ages 5 and up. Interested participants can sign up for a space, as available, in Heckscher WILD! any time after 10 AM each Saturday. Space is first-come, first served. 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