Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be hosting a new volunteer orientation


225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT

On Saturday, September 8th from 8:30am-10:30am a new volunteer orientation at the Stratford Animal Control Facility. Volunteers must be 18 year of age, have access to the internet and complete 12 hours of supervised training. For more information on the the types of volunteer activities please visit website.

Sunday Explorers at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Sundays, September 9 - November 25, Noon to 4 pm. Our popular Sunday programs return for the fall! Join us for self-guided crafts, trail walks, live animal visits, garden experience and more. Each week will have a special theme to help explore all SM&NC has to offer. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, email or visit the website.

Wheels in the Woods Fall Activity Trail at Stamford Museum & Nature Center


39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Sundays, September 9 - October 14, Noon to 4 pm. Our self-guided activity trail returns with new activities. Identify fall birds, make a leaf animal and funoculars, and more. Starting information on trail can be found in the Overbrook Nature Center. (Heavy rain will cancel.) Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, email or visit the website.

JCC Membership & Fitness Open House at The Stamford Jewish Community Center


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0945.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family and friends to experience the JCC. Swim, work out, try one of our group exercise classes, including new releases of BODYPUMP and BODYVIVE, Zumba/Zumba PLUS, a spin class or Pilates. Special sale when you join on this day. For more information, call Ilene Kirschner Madwed,  visit website or email.

Beardsley Zoo -- Zoo Tots

09/11/2012 to 09/12/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563..

(10:30 - 11:15 am) - Zoo Tots interactive program for children 22 months to 4 years that may include stories, activities, crafts and live animals. $10 members, $15 non-members. Pre-reg required to 203-394-6563.

Artist Talk – Robert Gregson and James Reed at Silvermine Arts Center - New Canaan

09/11/2012 to 09/11/2012

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

On Sunday, 6 p. m. to 8 p.m.Join exhibiting artist Robert Gregson and master printmaker James Reed for an informal art discussion about their current exhibits at the Silvermine Galleries. Artist talks are opportunities to get guided tours of the exhibitions and meet and interact with the artists. Don’t miss this informative talk with Robert Gregson discussing his exhibit “Full Tilt,” and, James Reed, who consulted on the historical exhibit “Silvermine, Milestone Graphics and the Connecticut Print Renaissance, 1979-1989.”Free and open to the public

Meditation for Everyone


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

Sep 12 - October 31 (No Class Oct. 10), 12:15pm to 1:15 pm. Meditation can be practiced by anyone from any background or religion. In this non-religious, technique-based class you will finally learn what meditation is and how you can practice it at home. This class is specifically designed to demystify this powerful tool that can help each of us deal with the stress and challenges of our lives, families, jobs, etc. $15/class for Members, $20/class for Nonmembers. Meditation class is taught seated in chairs, so no special dress code or fitness level is required. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail

An Afternoon of Jazz


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

On Sunday, 3 - 5 pm. Join us for an afternoon of Jazz with the Galvanized Jazz Band. The Galvanized Jazz Band is a dynamic group of Connecticut musicians devoted to the energetic performance of hot dixieland, New Orleans jazz, blues, rags, stomps, struts, spirituals, swing, and classic popular songs from the past century. Recognized by Connecticut Magazine as "Best Jazz Band in the State", the GJB has thrilled generations of fans since 1971. $15 for Members, $20 for Non-Members. For more information call or visit the website.

The Avon Theatre presents upcoming Documentary Night AN EVENING WITH ZAMIR GOTTA


272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-273-8050.

The Avon Theatre presents a special upcoming Documentary Night with Travel Channel's NO RESERVATIONS star Zamir Gotta. An Evening With Zamir Gotta will take place on September 12 at 7:30 p.m. and feature two documentary short films produced and written by Mr. Gotta, Touch-Line (2009) and The Stage Awaits (2011) followed by a post-film Q&A with Zamir Gotta. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche: FREE, Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660 for tickets.

Theodate Pope: Pioneer Twentieth-Century Architect. Lecture by Prof. James O'Gorman - Norwalk


295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203 838-9799.

On Wednesday, 11 a.m to 2 p.m. As part of the Lockwood Matthews Mansion Lecture Series, “Defying Expectations: Independent American Women of the Early 1900s,” Professor James O’Gorman will present a lecture on pioneer architect Theodate Pope. Ms. Pope belongs to that small group of “First American Women Architects” who, at the end of the nineteenth-century, slowly broke into the “old boy” drafting rooms or worked on their own. A graduate of Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, self-trained and comfortable economically, Ms. Pope produced a small but choice body of work between the beginning of the twentieth century and the Depression. This talk will examine a few of her architectural projects: two houses, Hill-Stead and Highfield, and two schools: Westover, and Avon Old Farms,. Prof. O’Gorman puts them in relation to the architecture of the time. 2012 programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from LMMM’s Distinguished Benefactors: Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Maurice Goodman Foundation and Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown. For lecture information and reservations, contact: 203-838-9799 ext. 4. Admission: $30 for non-members, $25 for members.  The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion or a curatorial tour of the exhibit, Epic Voyage: The Extraordinary Life of Helen Churchill Candee. RSVP by July 8. Lunch courtesy of: Michael Gilmartin of Outdoor Cookers.