Historical Society of Easton's Wine Tasting and Preview Art Show


535 Black Rock Rd., Easton, CT Phone: (203) 581-0850.

7-10 PM. his is a fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the circa 1860 Bradley-Hubbell Barn, an educational facility and home to 18th and 19th century regional and historic agricultural farm tools.  The artwork on display is available for purchase during the wine tasting.

Live Green Connecticut Festival--Norwalk

09/17/2011 to 09/18/2011

45 Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk, CT 06855.

Featured attractions and exhibits include marine ecology and  nature center exhibits, wind and solar displays, farmer’s market, hands-on kid’s activities,  environmental and conservation organizat ions and speakers, alternat ive fuel vehicles, landscape and garden centers, green careers and education, eco-art, eco-fashion, entertainment, food and beverages and so much more! $5 parking per car. Free admission. 100 exhibitors. Fun for the Kids. Event Location: Taylor Park. Dr. Robert Ballard, the world renown oceanic explorer and historian, will headline the speaker's gallery at Live Green Connect icut! this fall. Dr. Ballard, discoverer of the TITANIC, will speak about ocean exploration and the need to protect our oceans and their natural and cultural resources. Times:  September 17 from 10AM-4PM and September 18 from 11AM to 4PM.  $5 per car.  Check the website for further information.

Greenwich Polo Club


80 Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-561-5821.

Grounds open at 1 PM for picknicking. Match begins at 3PM. Gate Fee: $40 per car includes parking and picnicking. Dress Code: Garden Chic.

Easton Historical Society Hosts Preview Art Show and Wine Tasting


691 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-581-0850.

The Historical Society of Easton will hold a wine tasting hosted by Wine Zone of Fairfield on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 7-9PM.  Samplings of fine wines at antique prices will be offered to guests.  A special preview of artwork for sale will be on display during the reception.  The art show will feature the beauty of our town's historical buildings and landscapes.  Light appetizers will be served and jazz musicians will fill the air with music off the porch overlooking the gardens and reservoir.  Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Bradley Hubbell Barn.

Monroe Historical Society Presents Mines and Mills Tour


Monroe, CT Phone: (203) 521-4453.

10 am - 3 pm excursion by bus-and on foot--into the past of Monroe covering six largely unrecognized historic sites like an old encampment with a mortar where native Americans ground corn and the ruin of a scythe factory that gave Hammertown Road its name. The tour is open to the public with bus transportation provided and riders encouraged to bring a lunch and camera with them. Cost of the tour: $10 with a special $5 rate for seniors (65 and older) and students. Reservations are required. To register contact Karen Cardi at kbcardi@charter.net or (203) 521-4453 or Barbara Yeager, director of social and senior services, at (203) 452-3771.

First Annual Silvermine Arts Fest


1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

First annual Silvermine Arts Fest and the inauguration of the Sculpture Walk. Enjoy a fun-filled day with flash concerts by New York City based Asphalt Orchestra—acclaimed for its reinvention of the marching band repertoire. The New York Times called them, “Part parade spectacle, part half-time show and part cutting-edge contemporary music concert…the playing was coolly brilliant and infectious.” Also featured, Liz Joyce presenting her hilarious and contemporary Punch and Judy, plus a pottery sale and hands-on activities for all ages with the Silvermine School of Art Faculty. There will also be a special one day showing of The Dancer Films, based on Jules Feiffer’s dancer cartoons. Fun for all ages - not to be missed event!!

Silvermine - Special Ticketed Concert Featuring Asphalt Orchestra


1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

$15 for members; $20 for non-members; $10 children under 12. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. To purchase advance tickets call 203-966-9700 ext. 22

Safe Boating Course at The Maritime Aquarium


10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New boaters or boaters who feel they'd benefit from a refresher course on handling a boat safely should plan to attend the Safe Boating Course at The Maritime Aquarium. The course is a requirement in Connecticut for the operator of any motorboat or sailboat over 19.5 feet. This accelerated course prepares boaters and personal watercraft operators for a safe season on the water and earns them a state-required safety certificate. Topics covered include safe and correct boating techniques, navigation rules, legal requirements and safety at sea. Cost is $85. Participants can bring a lunch or purchase one in the Aquarium's cafeteria. (The hour-long lunch break includes the opportunity to explore The Maritime Aquarium.) Advance registration is required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a rare behind-the-scenes tour. Conducted before the Aquarium opens, from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the guided tour offers unique opportunities to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 resident animals. The tour includes stops at the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared, and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water surface. Learn the delicate requirements of a jellyfish "nursery." Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $32.50 ($22.50 for Aquarium members) and includes Aquarium admission. The tour is limited to 25 people, so reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.

Hawkwatching & How to ID Flying Raptors at Audubon Greenwich


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

9:00am-12:00pm. As we head into the peak of migration, professional hawkwatcher, Luke Tiller, will present a slide show and field class about how to successfully identify hawks in flight, how to know the best days to visit a hawkwatch, explain the U.S. hawk migration routes and share awe inspiring facts about these incredible birds. After this event, you will be as passionate about birds as he is and likely want to join our hawkwatching site for counting between August 20 and November 20. $15/person. RSVP required to the Store at x221.