Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Dr. Dog's Pet Safety Day Family Program

04/15/2012

39 Strickland Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Family pets are subject to the same disasters as their people, and in the case of these beloved companions, you are often the first responder. Learn how to be a responsible pet parent and how to keep your pet safe on a daily basis.  MEET THE EXPERTS--Kathy Boyle of Chapin Hill Advisors, discusses how to plan for pets from a financial perspective, the risks of pet ownership (dog bites are the #1 insurance claim on personal liability) and how to prepare your pet sitter to avoid disasters. Vet Marcus Suppo shares his most important health safety tips for pets and their families. Cathryn Long, animal agent for All Creatures Great and Small animal  talent agency, will talk about travelling with your dog, unfamiliar  environments and training to interact with strangers. Adopt-A-Dog will talk about the right pet for the right family. Greenwich Police K-9 Unit Officer Mike Macchia and Tyro will go through their paces. LEARN FIRSTHAND.  See demonstrations of pet first aid and CPR by GEMS Get training tips from Bandilane Canine Center to keep dogs of all ages safe.  Enjoy pet-related craft projects for kids of all ages.  Sponsored by Chapin Hill Advisors Sunday, April 15, 2:00-4:00 pm Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers Register below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Westport Historical Society Lecture: The Most Dangerous Man in America

04/15/2012

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-1424.

The Most Dangerous Man in America--Lecture at the Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Gallery--Sunday, April 15, 2 pm, Donation $5--The Sheffer Gallery, Call 203-222-1424  to reserve.  Join the Westport Historical Society on Sunday, April 15, as it marks tax  day with a talk about a Colonial lawyer - little remembered today - whose words  helped spark the American Revolution. James Otis Jr. of the Massachusetts Colony challenged the right of the  English Parliament to impose levies and fees on the colonials with the phrase  "Taxation without representation is tyranny.

Film Documentary Screening “Redlight,” Artist Talk, and Q&A

04/15/2012

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

2:30pm Artist Talk. 3:00pm Film Screening followed by Q&A Prior to the screening of the film documentary Redlight, meet Silvermine Guild Artist member, Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong at 2:30pm in the Galleries. Ms. Armstrong will discuss her work in her current exhibit “I am She” and the relationship to the documentary. She will join the film’s director, Guy Jacobson, after the film for the Q&A. Redlight is an inspiring and powerful feature documentary that exposes and chronicles the tragedies and injustices of the international child-trafficking industry. Narrated and produced by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and actress Lucy Liu, Redlight was filmed over a four year period in Cambodia focusing on the personal stories of these young victims and two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both individuals have since been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and won other numerous human rights awards around the world. To purchase advance tickets call 203-966-9700 ext. 22. $10 for members; $12 for non-members

Sunday Explorers Special Character Celebration at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

04/15/2012 to 04/15/2012

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

Dress up like your favorite book character and join us for a journey through some of our favorite books! Make potions like Potter, visit with the real Frog and Toad at our vernal pools and more. See the illustrations of Fred Marcellino in SM&NC’s latest exhibition. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail, or visit website.

Springtime Meditative Hike at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

04/15/2012 to 04/15/2012

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

On Sunday, Meditation is all about creating a quiet and focused state of mind that calms the body and rejuvenates the spirit. These lovely states of mind can be experienced through moving meditation, so put on your comfortable shoes and join us for this outdoor class while enjoying the spring sights and sounds of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens.$15/class for Members, $20/class for Nonmembers. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit  the website, or e-mail.

Westport Historical Society Program: Just Fun and Games for the Kids

04/16/2012 to 04/19/2012

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-1424.

Just Fun and Games for the Kids-- Mon - Thurs: April 16-April 19, 10am - 2pm--$185 members, $225  non-members--Ages 5-11, Limited Enrollment,Call to reserve-203-222-1424.  Westport kids can find out for themselves what children did for fun 100 years  ago, before we had Wii, during an action-packed stay-cation program next month  at the Westport Historical Society.

Vacation Week: Celebrate Ireland at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

04/16/2012 to 04/20/2012

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

11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.Enjoy daily activities and crafts celebrating Irish history and culture during vacation week. Free with museum admission.

April Vacation Camp at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

04/16/2012 to 04/20/2012

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

A full day camp program offered to 5 to 11 year olds, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Extended Camp, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to sign up for individual days or the whole week. Each day children will explore a topic related to the botanical and natural world. A healthy snack will be provided by the Arboretum each day however each child is responsible for their own peanut free lunch. Children should dress appropriately for the weather as we will be spending time outside each day. $350 per week/$75 per day (Non Members), $300 per week/$65 per day (Members). For more information, please call Todd DuPont at 203-322-6971, visit website or e-mail.

Storytime

04/16/2012 to 04/16/2012

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203.259.1598.

10:30 am - 11:15 am Free with admission; free for members Do you know The Lorax by Dr. Seuss? And no, the movie doesn't count! Meet the original Lorax and his Truffula Trees in the magical world of books.  Come celebrate nature with fun stories and an adventure throughout the galleries.  Even on the most glorious spring days, it's good to listen, laugh, and lounge.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Science Spot

04/16/2012 to 04/16/2012

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

Mondays, April 16 – April 30, 3:30 – 4:15 pm. Stop by the Overbrook Nature Center on Monday afternoons to learn the science behind some of our favorite natural wonders. We’ll study amphibians and make slime, discover color science through making our own watercolors, build with magnets and more. Each week will be a different theme and feature a take home project. Recommended for 5 and up. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call,  e-mail or visit the website.