ASTRONOMY NIGHTS-Did Life Arise on Mars? The Latest News from Curiosity!

11/09/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-1646.

Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the latest updates from Curiosity and its search for past life on Mars, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free | Non-Members: $Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Fall Owl Prowl at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

11/09/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Fall Owl Prowl Friday, November 9, 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Join SM&NC staff for an evening searching for these creatures of the night. Learn about the types of owls that call Connecticut home and about some of the great adaptations that let them be such great nocturnal hunters. We'll head out into the woods to call for our resident Screech and Barred Owls and discover the ecology of these beautiful birds including their habitats, diets, and calls. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Pre-registration is required for these events. Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Space is limited. Rain or shine. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.

Family-friendly Bird Count: Project ‘FeederWatch’ - Audubon Greenwich - Nature Program

11/10/2012

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

Saturday,  11:00-12:30 am. Winter is a wonderful time for our families to share the joy of birds in our own backyards. Come learn about watching and feeding winter birds and how your family can be ‘Citizen Scientists’ by reporting your regular backyard bird feeder observations to Cornell University. All ages. RSVP to Ted: x230.

‘E4C’ Family Breakfast & Animal Show - Audubon Greenwich - Nature Program

11/10/2012

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

Saturday, November 10. 9:00-10:30 am E4C: Executives for Conservation events are for families with younger children. Guests enjoy a family-friendly breakfast and a fun, animal-themed program. All ages. $25 per family. Space is limited. To sign up, email.

The Wilton Historical Society presents Fine American Craftsman Show

11/10/2012 to 11/11/2012

395 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 845-876-0616; show 914-474-8552.

Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 10 - 4. The Wilton Historical Society proudly presents its 27th annual Fine American Craftsman Show, once again professionally managed by Barn Star Productions. Come shop with enthusiastic delight at Wilton's most popular and revered show. It's a wonderful experience. This annual event continues to be the showcase of America's finest artists and artisans gathered from around the country. Their unique wares and creative objects, traditional and contemporary in design, will certainly satisfy your appetite for extraordinary gifts and treasured items for your home. Please enjoy browsing through a sampling of American craftsmanship that will be featured at this fine show. Venue: Wilton High School Field House.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Lecture: The Civil War Doctor's Wife

11/11/2012

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

On Sunday, November 11 there will be a lecture titled Living History: The Civil War Doctor's Wife at 2 pm that is co-sponsored with the daughters of the American Revolution..  The lecture will focus on the story of Dr. George Bronson, who marched off to war with the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment and his wife, Mary Ann, comes to life. Mary Lou Pavlik assumes the role of her ancestor and shares observations of the War from a Northern lady's point of view and relates her husband's harrowing experiences through original letters. Suggested Donation: $5, Members; $8 non-members.

OSPREY – A filmmaker’s event with presentations by top scientists! - Audubon Greenwich - Nature Program

11/11/2012

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

On Sunday, November 11* (*new date; it was 11/10) 3:00-5:00 pm. Local Greenwich ospreys are the stars of a new film in development. Meet filmmaker Jacob Steinberg and learn how satellite tracking is used to study osprey migration from top researcher Rob Bierregaard, learn from esteemed author Allen Poole, and other top raptor scientists. Watch previously unseen footage from this documentary-in-development that follows the lives of a pair of osprey that have nested in Greenwich Harbor for 10+ years. Food, drink and music will add to the fun. Supporters of the film project will be mentioned in the film credits and receive special gifts. All ages welcome. Donations collected will benefit both the project and Audubon. RSVP requested to Jeff : x239.

Holiday Gatherings: Thanksgiving Primer at Jones Family Farm

11/11/2012

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

12:00 pm - 3:00 pmHoliday Gatherings, a Memorable Meals Series hands-on cooking class, offers menus to try for the upcoming entertaining season. Registration includes apron, recipes, meal and glass of wine. Limit 12 students. Menu: Tips for preparing the traditional feast meal of New England. Roast Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and other seasonal farm vegetables. Pumpkin pie. Cost: $80 per student.

Opening Reception for November Exhibits - Silvermine Arts Center - New Canaan

11/11/2012

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700.

On Sunday, November 11th, 2012 2PM to 4PM. Come join us for the opening of the Photography Group Show, Picture Perfect, Dreams of Devotion and Delight, and Historical Exhibits.

Family Place Pool Party at Stamford Jewish Community Center

11/12/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974.

Birth – 5 years. Bring your friends and splash in our beautifully-renovated pool. We will have tons of fun doing Aqua Zumbatomic with Diana and playing with the noodles. Please register by November 7. Member $5 / Community $7. For more information, call Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail groloff@stamfordjcc.org.