Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Go (and Glow) in the Dark


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

8 p.m.  to 9 p.m. This all-new program will explore the many things that glow in the dark, from the stars featured in our Two Artists Look at the Sky exhibition to the animals that use bioluminescence in their daily lives. We'll turn participants into fireflies and make our own spark in the dark. After our hike on the trails, we'll return to the Overbrook Nature Center for a chance to paint our own glow-in-the-dark masterpieces under black light. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight. Recommended for ages 6 & up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call, email, or visit the website. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - BooZoo's Canine Carnival


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

10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Let's explore the powerful and important bonds between humans and their animal friends. All canines, accompanied by their humans, are welcome to take part in carnival activities in the Stepping Stones bus circle and Celebration Courtyard. Activities are free with museum admission.  11:00 am and 2:00 pm Special musical canine freestyle performances by members of the World Canine Freestyle Organization will have you saying "Bow-Wowzers!" You'll be captivated when the amazingly-talented dogs and their handlers "cut a rug" during some exciting choreographed musical routines. It promises to be "tail-waggin" fun for the dogs, the handlers and the audience. Crazy Canine Contest
11:30 am – noon Enter your dog to win.

Westport Historical Society -Making Your Life Story A Treasured Legacy


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

2- 3:30 p.m. Betty and Ralph Sheffer Gallery. Donation: $5 Reservations Strongly Suggested It's your life, and you can learn how to turn it into a living legacy that can be passed down from generation to generation Saturday, June 8, at the Westport Historical Society. Suzanne Sheridan and Rozanne Gates of the Westport-based Legacy Project USA will share their expertise on how to tell your life story using readily available technology.

Beardsley Zoo Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari,


1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Join us for a fabulous night of great food from local vendors and spirits from around the world and close to home. There will be great live music, an amazing silent auction, and much more! Hosted by Wine Emporium of Shelton. $50 each for groups of four or more; $55 for individual tickets; $60 at the door (if available). To volunteer, be a food or wine vendor, sponsor this event, purchase tickets, or donate an auction item, contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6569.

Beardsley Zoo World Oceans Day


1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Come learn about the world's oceans at Connecticut's only zoo.

Greenwich Historical Society - Recipes from the Rectory Kitchen: Italian Cooking with Father Matthew


39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Father Matthew Mauriello , pastor at St. Roch’s Church in Chickahominy, is famous throughout the diocese for his generous, “made-from-scratch” meals. On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Father “Matt” will lead an informal cooking demonstration on the basics of Italian cooking. The afternoon’s menu will be taken from his book From a Rectory Kitchen, a compilation of recipes derived from a 20-year collaboration with his good friend and cooking companion Franca Bosia Bertoli, a native of northern Italy (father Matt’s family hails from the south. The result will be a delicious three-course luncheon beginning with mouthwatering bruschetta, followed by Lasagna Bolognese and luscious homemade Tiramisu for dessert. Beverages will also be provided. Besides learning how to prepare these authentic Italian recipes, Father Matt will talk about their origins and how they have evolved into today’s popular Italian-American versions. Buon appetito! 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center Members: $10; nonmembers: $15

Town of Seymour Day at the Zoo

06/08/2013 to 06/08/2013

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is proud to invite all Seymour residents to come to the Zoo for a reduced admission fee of just $5 with proper I.D. Meet and greet with town officials, business and civic leaders, friends, and neighbors during a fun filled day for the whole  family. Spend the day visiting new animals at the Zoo and enjoying the great outdoors. This event is presented in partnership with the Town of Seymour.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Amphibian Amble II


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

4:30 to 6 p.m. Take a trip to one of the Museum's most unique habitats, the vernal pool. Join SM&NC education staff as we go to see how frogs and salamanders have progressed in their spring metamorphosis. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Meet at Overbrook Nature Center. Register early, this sells out every year! Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call, email or visit the website.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Spring Garden Tour

06/09/2013 to 06/10/2013

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

Sunday June 9, 12pm – 4pm and Monday June 10, 10am – 4pm. The public is invited to visit four exclusive private gardens and an historic public garden in addition to the beautiful grounds at the arboretum itself. UCONN Certified Master Gardeners will lead docent tours. Local plein-air painters, photographers and musicians will be present in each garden creating a unique cultural and sensory experience for all who attend.

Spring Garden Tour at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens--Stamford

06/09/2013 to 06/10/2013

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

A rare opportunity to peek into five private home gardens in the Stamford area. Sunday June 9th 12PM to 4PM and Monday, June 10th 10AM to 4PM. The gardens selected are as diverse as the area's landscape. To enrich your knowledge each garden will have UConn Master Gardeners available to answer your questions. To further enhance your experience local artists and musicians will be in each garden. Lunch will be served under a tent on the Bartlett Lawn from 12 noon to 3:00. A Garden Boutique featuring specialty household, garden items and apparel will be open from 10AM -4PM We will kick off the Tour with a Patron Party at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens on Thursday, June 6th 5:30PM to 8:30PM. Proceeds from the 2013 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 or visit