Wizard Tea Party - Stamford Museum

07/09/2011 to 07/09/2011

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

Calling all witches and wizards! Join us at our very own version of Hogwarts for a grand wizard tea and celebrate the upcoming release of the last Harry Potter movie. Guests will be sorted into houses upon arrival and will get to create their own wand before settling into the Great Hall for tea, butterbeer and some of our other favorite wizard treats. Join our own Professor Quickwit for a chance to meet some magical creatures and to try your hand at potions, too. Guests are welcome to wear their dress robes if they would like. No muggles allowed! Recommended for ages 7 & up. For cost and additionall information call,  e-mail or visit website.

Family Pond Exploration Audubon Greenwich


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

3:00-4:30 pm. Hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. Equipment will be provided.  All ages. Space limited. RSVP to Store at 203-869-5272  x221.

Summer Music Sundays Morning at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

07/10/2011 to 07/10/2011

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

Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as students from the Yale Graduate School of Music perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place in the Visitor Center. Members Free, Non members free with $6 garden admission. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail admin@bartlettarboretum.org

Summer Music Sundays Evening- Richard “Cookie” Thomas at Bartlett Arboretum - Stamford

07/10/2011 to 07/10/2011

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

Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a night of great music. Enjoy the mix of perennial favorites, as well as new artists who will be performing among the magnificent trees and gardens. Member $5 per person, non member $10 per person. A versatile vocalist, and an undiscovered treasure, Richard Thomas’ career began in Philadelphia in 1960 when he had the opportunity, at fourteen, to open for B.B. King. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail admin@bartlettarboretum.org

Art from Around the World - Asia at the Westport Arts Center

07/11/2011 to 07/15/2011

51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203- 222-7070.

Ages – 6-10. Instructor - Jessica Lynch. Cost:  $295/$275 (WAC members). Take a whirlwind tour around the world and create art work inspired by Asia. Projects will include Chinese lanterns, ancient calligraphy, Tibetan Mandalas, Indian miniature drawings, and Buddhist Shrines...just to name a few! We will use a wide variety of media during this workshop, so get your passports ready!!

Otterly Amazing! at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

07/11/2011 to 07/11/2011

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

Back by popular demand! Join us at 12:30 pm any Monday or Friday in July and August to learn more about our friends, Robert and Edith, SM&NC's North American River Otters. One of our otter keepers will introduce you to the North American River Otter though a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. Then at 1 pm, it's time to move on the otter observation deck to watch as Robert and Edith are fed their favorite meal of the day...lunch! Program activities will vary from week to week and will last approximately 45 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call,   e-mail  or visit website.

A Farmer's Life at The Stamford Museum

07/12/2011 to 07/12/2011

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

Each Tuesday in July and August, come and see what it takes to run a farm. Join a Heckscher Farm staff member for an interactive presentation. Topics will include training animals, grooming, milking goats, wool processing, and much more. Please meet at the chicken coop at 2 pm to find out what the topic will be each day. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, have some farm fun and learn something new! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call call e-mail or visit website.

Garden Writer To Lecture At The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum On The Connecticut Retreats Of New York’s High Society


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

11:00 a.m. Noted garden writer and contributor to the New York Times, Jane Garmey takes a rare glimpse into some of the most evocative, beautiful, and original private gardens of Connecticut - some grand and some exceedingly modest, all carefully tended and much loved. Admission: $25 non-members, $20 members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion. RSVP by July 8. Lunch:  Courtesy of Bull's Head Market

Rave On Norwalk Concert Series


Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7806.

With Long Island Sound as a backdrop, area residents can enjoy free musical entertainment for all ages throughout the summer. Just pack a picnic and comfortable seating then head for Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk for the First County Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, tribute bands will be featured during the weekly concerts on Wednesday evenings (rain date is the following night). A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.  A classic car show begins at 6:00 p.m. 7:00 pm Rave On – features the music of Buddy Holly along with other classic early Rock & Roll songs influenced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and countless other artists

“The Soiling of Old Glory”: The Power of a Photograph at Fairfield Museum and History Center


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

7 pm. Join us as Trinity College Professor Louis Masur demonstrates the importance of photojournalism in documenting history through his lecture on The Soiling of Old Glory taken by Stanley Forman on April 5, 1976 at a Boston rally against forced school busing. Masur will discuss how this Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of a stark, frightening image of an angry white teenager brandishing an American flag at a well-dressed African-American man crystallized complex issues enflaming the community and nation. Fee: $8; Members and Students, $5