Tarantula Tales

08/09/2012 to 08/09/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Thursdays Through August 16, 4 – 5 pm Join SM&NC staff for a weekly exploration of the lives of our featured exhibit animals – the spiders! We’ll share one of our favorite stories about our arachnid friends, then complete a take home craft worthy of these eight-legged critters. 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 * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

National S'mores Day!

08/10/2012 to 08/10/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Our favorite non-traditional holiday returns! Celebrate National S'mores Day 2012 by visiting SM&NC for a sweet treat. We'll have the fire pits going and S'more fixings on the Meadow. Stop by and start your weekend with us. 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 * * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

 

Teddy Bear Fest- CT Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

08/11/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Noon to 3 p.m. Bring your favorite teddy bear friend to the Zoo! This “beary” fun day will feature children’s crafts and storytelling focusing on Bear Awareness and the facts about real bears. Free admission for children under age 12 who bring their teddy bear to the “Teddy Bear Clinic” and are accompanied by a paying adult.

Norwalk Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies--The Muppets

08/11/2012

Shady Beach, Norwalk, CT 06855. Phone: 203-854-7807.

On Saturday, August 11 – "The Muppets"--With the help of fans (Amy Adams and Jason Segel), The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon (Chris Cooper). The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, "Man or Muppet," the first Academy Award presented to a Muppets movie.

Westport Arts Center Chamber Music Season Opens with The Harlem String Quartet

08/12/2012

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

On Sunday August 12, 2012 at 3PM the Harlem String Quartet will perform in the Westport Arts Center Gallery.  An acclaimed young ensemble that reflects the African-American and Hispanic culture of its home neighborhood, the Harlem String Quartet's mission is to advance diversity in classical music.  The WAC Chamber Music Series is produced under the leadership of Westport native, Russell Platt.

Summer Sunday Morning Concerts— Alvin Wong and Friend, Cello and Violin Duo

08/12/2012 to 08/12/2012

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 a mix of talented student musicians from the Yale School of Music and other musicians perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members Free, Non members free with garden admission. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org

* * * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

Summer Sunday Evening Concerts—Summer Lost

08/12/2012 to 08/12/2012

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 relaxing night of great music on the lawn. Sponsored by First County Bank. Summer Lost is versatile, fusing elements of swing, blues, rock, funk, hip-hop, and of course, jazz to put a unique twist on classic and modern songs. In a live show, they are capable of moving seamlessly from modern rock tracks, to Motown hits, and even hip-hop-inspired performances. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org * * * * Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

Zoo Patrol at CT Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

08/13/2012 to 08/17/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6563.

9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Zoo Patrol is an exciting summer activities program offered for children. Situated on Zoo grounds, children participate in talks and activities with Zoo staff, play animal related games, and participate in arts and crafts. Each day’s activities vary and may include preparing an animal enrichment item, nature walks and getting a glimpse behind the scenes. Sessions run Monday through Friday. Each week is $130/child for Zoo members and $155/child for non-members. Week one is for children ages 6 – 8; week two is for children ages 9 – 11; week three is for children ages 12 – 14. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

Spider Snacks - Stamford Museum & Nature Center

08/14/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Tuesdays, Through August 28, 4 - 4:30 pm. Join us for a sneak peak at the feeding of our tarantulas and maybe even get a chance to see one munch on a crunchy cricket or two! Each week an SM&NC staff member will introduce a few of the tarantula species, talk about their feeding habits and serve up some spider snacks. Bug appétit! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call,  e-mail, or visit website.

A Day in a Farmer’s Life

08/14/2012 to 08/14/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Tuesdays, Through August 28, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Do you ever wonder what it takes to be a farmer? Come join the SM&NC Farm staff each week as we bring fun to important farm tasks. Find out how they farmed in the past, the importance of grooming, where your every day items come from, and see the artistic side of pigs! Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Weather permitting event. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.