Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Touch-A-Truck & Chili Cook-Off

11/02/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get up close to some cool larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of Stamford's finest chili from area competitors at Stamford's Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off. The Cook-Off will support both the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, you can taste each competitor's chili and vote for your favorite! 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

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park

11/02/2014

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT

9 am - 11:15 am.  Bring binoculars. Meet at main concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. A leisurely 2-mile walk to view birds in their habitats. Held in collaboration with Bruce Museum, Wild Wings and Audubon Greenwich. Free. For information, call 203-413-6756.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Election Day Plant Sale--Cos Cob

11/04/2014

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich hosts on November 4, 2014 - ELECTION DAY PLANT SALE--10:00 AM -4:00 PM.  Phenomenal Ferns, Begonias, Ivy, Paperwhite Bulbs and other interesting houseplants to liven up your indoor landscape.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - FALL BREAKOUT DAY: Election on the Farm

11/04/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

Cast your vote for your favorite farm animal during our annual "Election on the Farm." Will our guinea hogs get the vote or be edged out by Dakota the Clydesdale or PacMan the goat? Have a chance to meet and shake 'hooves' with some of the candidates, try themed self- guided crafts, and scavenger hunts. The ballot box will stay open until 3 pm. "Vote Local" with a local ice cream tasting from 2:30 - 3 pm. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Free admission for any veteran with ID. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Greenwich Historical Society Lecture: Lasting Post: Love, Law and Laureates: The Forgotten Legacies of WWI

11/05/2014

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

The William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture: Lasting Post: Love, Law and Laureates: The Forgotten Legacies of WWI
James E. Baker, Chief Justice of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Judge James E. Baker will explore legacies of the First World War including the war's influence on letters, law, remembrance and the concept of service. Judge Baker currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which is an appellate body composed of five civilian judges that handles cases arising under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Judge Baker attended Yale University, served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer and graduated from Yale Law School in 1990. He was a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and went on to serve in a variety of important civil service capacities including appointments to the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, the Council to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory and Intelligence Oversight Boards, and as Special Assistant to the President and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council. He is the author of In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times (a text widely used in the study of the subject) and, with Michael Reisman, Regulating Covert Action. Judge Baker is the recipient of the 1999 Colonel Nelson Drew Memorial Award (the NSC's highest honor) and the Director of Central Intelligence's Director's Award. He is also the great-grandson of John Henry Twachtman and a grand-nephew of WWI veteran J. Alden Twachtman, both members of the Cos Cob art colony. Wednesday, November 5, 2014; 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 Admission is free, but reservations are strongly suggested.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Encaustic Plus: Paint, Print, Process

11/05/2014 to 11/06/2014

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 899-7999.

Wednesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm. 2-day Workshop, limited to 8. $225 members, $250 non-members, plus $35 materials fee payable to instructor. Encaustic paint is a very versatile medium. It acts as a colored paint, an adhesive, and a preservative. In this two-day workshop beginners will learn the basics of working with heated, beeswax-based paint and more experienced painters and printmakers can expand their working knowledge of the material. Participants will collage, draw, print and transfer images onto their encaustic paintings creating complexly layered pieces of artwork. No previous experience with encaustic is required.

Audubon Greenwich PUBLIC HEARING: Connecticut Wildlife Action Plan revision

11/05/2014

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

1:00-3:00 pm / 6:30-8:30 pmThe Connecticut Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) is a conservation blueprint forThe Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). They areworking on revisions to the framework to better conserve wildlife andhabitats over the next ten years. The public is invited to meet with wildlifebiologist Julie Victoria, for a facilitated workshop where attendants will beasked to vote or contribute information to the WAP planning process. Free.RSVPs appreciated. Contact Ms. Victoria at 860-742-0341.

Bruce Museum Film Series Earth: Powering the Planet.

11/05/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT

10:30 am. Free with admission. Reservations: 203-413-6744 or educationreservations@brucemuseum.org .

Greenwich Historical Society William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture Lasting Post: Love, Law and Laureates: The Forgotten Legacies of WWI

11/05/2014

101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

In his talk, Judge James E. Baker will explore legacies of the First World I--some less remembered and celebrated--including the war's influence on letters, law, remembrance and the concept of service, referencing and considering Greenwich's connection to each. Please note that this lecture will take place at the Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 7:00–8:00 pm Admission is free, but reservations are strongly suggested. Call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Movie Night: Bag it: Is Your Life Too Plastic--Cos Cob

11/06/2014

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

On November 6, 2014 at 6:30PM at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich a movie:  Bag It:  Is your life too plastic? Introduction by Lin Lavery. Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags.
Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health. Recommended age 9+. Parents can drop off age 12+ Cost: Adults $20, Students $10.