Jazz on the Sound at Silvermine Arts Center

06/04/2011 to 06/04/2011

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ex. 22.

5:00 – 8:00 pm. Board member and Guild artist, Donald Axleroad will host an exciting evening at his waterfront home in Stamford.  Featuring dining on the pier, a silent auction, and concert by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. All proceeds to benefit Silvermine Arts Center programs. For more information and reservations call (203) 966 – 9700 ext. 22 or visit our website.

IDEA for Autism,Inc. - Fundraiser, with dinner, silent auction, documentary


515 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

On Sunday, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come and join the IDEA for Autism, Inc. Family  fundraiser.  See two new videos, have dinner, dessert, a raffle and silent auction, too.

16th Hope in Motion Walk, Run or Ride Benefits Stamford Hospital's Bennett Cancer Center


Columbus Park, Stamford, CT 06907. Phone: 203-276-5920.

On Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Columbus Park, Stamford the 16th year of Hope in Motion --one of Fairfield County's largest and longest running participatory charitable events.  Choose to Walk, Run or Ride. Help us reach our $1 million goal.  100% of the donations raised support the Bennett Cancer Center at the Stamford Hospital.  Children can enjoy an assortment of activities, entertainment and sports.  A family fun day.  Registration Opens at 7AM--Ride Begins at 7:30AM--Run Begins at 9:30AM and Walk Begins at 10:30AM.  Once you complete your chosen event, you and your guests, famlly and friends will be treated to refreshments and music in Columbus Park.  Check the website for further information.

Sunday Explorers at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

06/05/2011 to 06/05/2011

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

11 am – 3 pm, each Sunday (with exception of special event days) – Join SM&NC education staff every Sunday for a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the Museum’s favorite features! Each week will focus on a different theme and may include visits with our live reptiles or farm animals, tastings in the garden, or great arts and craft experiences. Programs will feature both staff-led and self-guided activities for all ages. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to extend and enhance your SM&NC experience. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call or email or visit the website.

Spring Garden Tour - Stamford

06/07/2011 to 06/07/2011

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

Explore 5 local private gardens in addition to the Arboretum’s themed gardens. Enjoy an outdoor luncheon and shop specialty boutique vendors. The Spring Garden Tour is a unique and rare opportunity to peek into five private home gardens in the Stamford area, as well as the Arboretum s themed gardens. The selected gardens are as diverse as the area's landscape and are designed to inspire garden lovers with suggestions to use in their own gardens. To enrich your knowledge each garden will have UConn Master Gardeners available to answer your questions, and to provide information on gardening practices. To further enhance your experience, local artists and musicians will be in each garden. A luncheon will be served under a tent on the Bartlett Lawn from 12noon to 2:00pm. A Garden Boutique will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm and will feature specialty household and garden items as well as apparel. Tour tickets members $40, non-members $50; lunch $15/$20. The Spring Garden Tour will support the environmental programs and initiatives of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and the upkeep of the 91-acre living museum. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail admin@bartlettarboretum.org

MY Perestroika Documentary Film at Avon Theatre Film Center


272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203.967.3660.

7:30 pm. A fascinating portrait of life in Moscow — behind the Iron Curtain and after its fall.When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities. An intimate epic about the extraordinary lives of this last Soviet generation, Robin Hessman's feature documentary debut tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up
behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of glasnost and reached adulthood right as the world changed around them. Post-film Q&A with Yelena Klompus, World Languages Librarian at the Ferguson Library.

Historian Mosette Broderick to lecture on legendary architectural firm


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

On Wednesday, 11 a.m. Historian Mosette Broderick to lecture on legendary architectural firm.  Historian Mosette Broderick, who wrote Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White, Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America’s Gilded Age, will talk about the architectural legacy of this historic firm in America on Wednesday/ The lecture will be followed by a book signing and luncheon. Ms. Broderick will explore the role of McKim, Mead & White as the firm pursued its goal of having architecture fashion a nation. In her book, Ms. Broderick, who is a recognized architectural and social historian, examines the legendary architectural firm led by three men, whose combined work made them the greatest architects in America at the beginning of the 20th century. Visit the website for more information.

Tai Chi at the Bartlett Arboretum

06/08/2011 to 06/08/2011

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

Practiced for health and meditation this ancient Chinese art gently improves muscle strength, balance, breathing, and cardiovascular health while reducing stress. Vivian Howell and Ken Dolan begin with a variety of simple meditative movements and practices in the first half of the class, then begin teaching a series of changing postures performed in a relaxed manner. Beginners are welcome. Class will be held outdoors and weather permitting. No registration necessary. Meet on the Visitor Center terrace.Class fee: Members $10, Non-members $16. For more information, call, visit the website or email.

Tavern Night at Fairfield Museum and History


370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

6pm-9pm. Fee: TBD.

2011 Greenwich Garden Tour Sponsored by The Garden Education Center


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

On Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 10AM to 4PM, Rain or shine, The Garden Education Center of Greenwich presents 2011 Greenwich Garden Tour entitled Grandiflora: Boundless Beauty.  Six spectacular Greenwich gardens will be open to the public.  These world-class properties offer a rare opportunity to enjoy fabulous landscapes, lovely gardens and grand vistas never seen before.  As one of the most important annual fundraisers for the Garden Education Center, it is also a highly anticipated summer event with hundreds of visitors arriving from all over the country.  A fabulous silent auction is not to be missed.  A Patron Lunch is offered to those who seek a quiet, elegant respite between gardens and is held at a private home in Greenwich.  A casual lunch is also offered at the Field Club. Tickets for the tour-presale $75.  Day of the Tour individual ticket price will be $95 each. Check the website to order tickets/luncheon reservations.