Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 2013 Opening Exhibit What Is It? Technologies & Discoveries of the Victorian Era - Norwalk

04/13/2012

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

On Saturday, new exhibit that will open on April 13, 2013. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will  serve as the central theme for the Museum’s upcoming season. The exhibit, What Is It? Technologies & Discoveries of the Victorian Era, will launch an in-depth exploration of the Mansion’s heyday, when breakthroughs in technology and science transformed American society. The exhibit will examine the Mansion’s technological breakthroughs such as indoor plumbing, its sophisticated ventilation system, hot and cold running water and a burglar alarm system. Even President Lincoln’s White House was not as advanced in 1864, when Detlef Lineau, the Mansion’s architect, started the four-year construction project.

During the season, full tours at the mansion are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children and young adults (ages 8-18). Children under 8 are admitted free. Tour hours are 12- 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Tours are on the hour, and the last tour starts at 3 pm. For information on educational programs, events and rentals, call 203-838-9799 or e-mail: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

Outdoor Adventures: Spring Pellets & Prowl at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

04/13/2012 to 04/13/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Discover the secret lives of our favorite feathered nocturnal friends – the owls. We’ll begin with a look at an owl’s role in the food chain with participants dissecting an owl pellet. We’ll then head out into the woods to call for our local owl species, who at this time of year will be working on raising their young. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Space is limited; register early to secure your spot. Call 203.977.6521. Members: $5 per person/Non-Members: $8 per person. For more information call e-mail  or visit website.


Astronomy Nights: Eclipses at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

04/13/2012 to 04/13/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Come discover the truth about these rare astronomical events. What causes them? How often do they happen? And is it really true you really shouldn’t stare at them? After the presentation, enjoy a viewing through the 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Members: Free/Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call, e-mail  or visit the website.


Vernal Pools Night Hike at New Canaan Nature Center

04/14/2012

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-9577.

Throughout the northeast Vernal pools are thawing or filling and amphibians are migrating to their spring breeding ground. Come discover what happens at the Vernal Pools Night Hike on Friday, April 14 from 7pm – 8:30pm. Some of nature's tiniest vertebrates make the loudest sounds in the spring. Join wader-clad naturalists for an evening exploration of the Nature Center's vernal pools. These shallow bodies of water form from melting snow and spring rain and are the most important breeding grounds for many of our native amphibians. Use night-vision goggles and bionic ears to help identify these animals by sight and sound. Cost is $5 for NCNC members, $8 for non-members. Space is limited – please call to register in advance.

Vegetable Gardening for Maximum Results New Canaan Nature Center

04/14/2012

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-9577 .

10am – 2:30pm.   The kitchen garden or potager is back. Learn the difference between cool and warm season crops and methods of growing from seed: selecting, germinating, and transplanting. Discuss techniques of raised-bed gardening and vegetable gardening to use in your own garden. Learn about proper planting and maintenance that will lead to a bountiful harvest. Please bring lunch. Cost is $108 ($99 for NYBG members).

Annual Kite Flying Festival--Greenwich

04/14/2012

Greenwich, CT

April 14, 2012Saturday, , at11 AM, with a raindate of Sunday, April 15, at Noon,  a longtime Greenwich tradition, participants in this spring celebration are encouraged to bring kites of all shapes and sizes, made of paper, plastic or fabric – in fact, anything that will fly. Each flyer will receive a certificate to McDonalds, and be eligible for a drawing for gift certificates from Smart Kids' Toys. It all happens at Greenwich Point. The Festival is sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council and the Town of Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with McDonalds and the educational toy store Smart Kids. Participants are encouraged to bring kites of all shapes and sizes, made of paper, plastic or fabric.

Natural Communities of New England With Ted Elliman of the New England Wildflower Society

04/14/2012

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

2:00-3:30 pm Visit Audubon for a special lecture by Ted Elliman from the New England Wildflower Society. His talk will discuss the many plant associations of the region's native upland and wetland habitats, including alpine habitats, variety of forest communities, swamps, marshes, bogs, and fens, and coastal habitats. All ages. $5-10 donation at door. RSVP appreciated to Ted at x230.

Tigh Na Coille Irish Youth Folklore Troupe and Around the World Performance: Tigh Na Coille Irish Youth Folklore Troupe at Stepping Stones

04/14/2012

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

1 p.m.Meet young Irish performers ages 11-17 from County Clare as they lead an interactive song and dance demonstration. This program is courtesy of Creative Connections' 14th annual International Young Performers Tour. Free with museum admission.  Around the World Performance: Tigh Na Coille Irish Youth Folklore Troupe, 2 p.m.Twelve young musicians and dancers from the heart of Ireland bring traditional Irish music, song and dance to Norwalk. Enjoy this inspired musical performance led by award-winning master fiddler Denis Liddy. This program is courtesy of Creative Connections' 14th annual International Young Performers Tour. Free with museum admission.

Accessibility Day at Stepping Stones

04/14/2012

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

9–11 a.m. The museum offers free admission for families with children who have special needs.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony Concert Features Diana McVey, Soprano

04/14/2012 to 04/15/2012

446 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-576-0263.

On Saturday, April 14 at 8PM and Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 3PM at the Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport the Greater Bridgeport Symphony concert--Gustav's Song and Dance-- features Gustav Meier, conductor with Diana McVey, soprano.  Music:  J. Strauss Blue Danube Waltz and the Overture and Czardas from Die Fiedermaus and R. Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier and The Four Last Songs. Check the website for further information.