Sunday Explorers

04/14/2013 to 04/14/2013

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

 April 14 - May 26, Noon to 4 pm, (no class 5/19) Come explore the SM&NC! Our popular guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by an all-new "Star Stories" program in our Museum galleries. Stop by the Overbrook Nature Center for self- guided crafts, to visit our animals, or join us for a program. Different themes, animals, and stories will be featured each week. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail, or visit


Performance: Matt Haimovitz, Cellist


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

A brilliant solo program from one of America’s most daring artists. The sound of the solo cello is as compelling and eloquent as the human voice, with a chameleon’s ability to embody any role. Winner of the Avery Fisher Award, Matt Haimovitz offers this intimate program highlighted by a selection from the Bach Suites and repertoire by Ligeti, Tod Machover and Piazzolla, among others. “An expressive maximalist, Haimovitz calls forth a dazzling spectrum of sounds from the depths of his instrument.” -The New Yorker

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Spring Vacation Camp

04/15/2013 to 04/18/2013

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

April 15-April 18, 9am-3pm (or 4pm). This is a full day camp program offered to inquisitive children between the ages of 5 to 11 years old. Sign up for individual day sessions or the whole week to give your children a vacation with nature and learning to last a lifetime. Each day children will explore a different topic related to the botanical and natural world led by our trained children's education staff. A healthy snack will be provided. 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. Registration required and space is limited. For more information, please call Todd DuPont at 203-322-6971, visit the website or email.

Maritime Aquarium Spring Vacation Adventures

04/15/2013 to 04/19/2013

10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

April 15-19 each day from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Kids ages 6 to 12 can keep busy over their spring school break with these fun explorations of our natural world at The Maritime Aquarium.Ages 6 to 9: One-day programs are offered, with a different themed topic each day. Ages 9 to 12: Older kids can participate in the five-day “Junior Marine Biologist” program. Advance registration is required.

Jones Family Winery Spring Recess Kids in the Kitchen Series: Becoming Food Scientists

04/15/2013 to 04/19/2013

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Spring Recess Kids in the Kitchen Series is a series of hands-on cooking classes that includes fun learning time outside on the farm and a cooking class and meal at the farm kitchen. For children ages 9-12. Limit 10 students. Becoming Food Scientists investigates where food comes from and how food is processed. We explore some of our farm gardens and learn to make homemade pasta and tomato sauce. Cost: $60 per student. *Sign up for all 5 classes, and receive a $50 gift certificate for use in our gift shop or future classes.

Spring Vacation Days

04/15/2013 to 04/19/2013

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-322-7900.

Middle School Vacation Days-Grades 6 - 8

Arcade and Laser Tag- Tuesday, April 16 • 8 am - 6 pm

Spend the day playing arcade games and winning prizes. Then compete against your friends in a spirited game of Laser Tag. All admission fees and transportation are included. Pack a lunch or purchase one at the arcade. Member $45 / Community $60.


NYC Candy Stores - Thursday, April 18 • 8 a.m. - 6 pm

We will travel to New York City and explore several awesome candy stores, including Hershey’s, M&M’s, and Dylan’s Candy Bar. A kosher pizza lunch will also be included on this trip. Transportation, lunch, and snacks are included. $30 suggested for candy shopping.

Member $45 / Community $60.

For more information, visit, contact Louis Lasko at 203.487.0970 or


Spring Vacation Day Programs - Grades K - 6

Need something fun for your child to do when school’s out? Register for a Vacation Day Program at the JCC!

Pajama and Movie Party - Monday, April 15 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wear your comfy PJ’s and join us for a day of fun and games. We will have pancakes for our snack and watch a fun movie. JCC Member $65 / Community $80


Blue and White Day – Israel’s Birthday! - Tuesday, April 16 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Bring your friends and have a fun day celebrating Israel’s birthday. Wear blue and white, we will cook Israeli food and play Israeli games. JCC Member $65 / Community $80


Beardsley Zoo - Wednesday, April 17 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A fun day at the Zoo is everyone’s favorite. Join us as we visit the lions, the tigers, and the bears, and many more animals. JCC Member $75 / Community $90


Shelton Sports Center - Thursday, April 18 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Shelton Sports Center is a fun a place to go to on a trip to with your friends. We will play Mini Golf and have tons of fun in the arcade. JCC Member $75 / Community $90


Friday Fun Day - Friday, April 19 • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A day at the JCC is the best when spending it with friends. We will be playing tons of fun games, swimming, cooking, outside activities and lots more. JCC Member $65 / Community $80

Vacation days include arts and crafts, nut-free / kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Participants supply their own lunches. Drop-ins are available if space allows and require an additional $10 fee. To avoid disappointment register early.

For more information, visit, contact Virginia Clark at 203.487.0973 or

* * * * * The Stamford Jewish Community Center boasts a wide variety of social,educational and recreational programs. JCC membership, events and programs are open to everyone, regardless of race or religion.

Westport Historical Society- Everything Old Is New Again

04/16/2013 to 04/18/2013

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

April 16 through 18, kids can come to the Historical Society and play old-time outdoor games, design folk-art wall hangings, and create art from vintage Westport postcards and stamps. There will also be a downtown history walk where they will learn about late 19th century Westport and the merchants who relied on the Saugatuck River to ship produce and other goods to buyers in New York and Boston. Kids who like to cook can learn how to whip up an old-fashioned pound cake. Those with a green thumb can plant heritage bulbs in keepsake containers, and those with an ear for nature's music can string wind chimes using cookie cutters. But not all the activities come from a bygone era. The children will also build robots from recycled products and even learn a Zumba routine and how to Hoola Hoop. Lunch on the final day will feature every kid's favorite food, pizza.

Family Take-A-Hike Week

04/16/2013 to 04/18/2013

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

10am – 3pm. Join us for our returning favorite hikes such as vernal pool exploration. Check out new offerings including a "Tyke Hike" (designed for nature lovers 6 and under), a "Sunset Hike" (check out the crepuscular critters that call the dusk-time forest home), an early "Breakfast Hay Hike on the Farm" (hike around the farm and help give breakfast to the animals), a "Survival Hike" (learn tricks of wilderness survival) and a "Gnome Home & Fairy House Hike." Each day will also feature self-guided art and nature activities such as making a trail journal and recycled paper or creating print art. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail, or visit * * * * 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.

Audubon Greenwich ~ Bird Walk


613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x230.

(Fairchild) 7:00-8:30 am ~ Bird Walk (Fairchild) Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230.

Westport Historical Society -A Journey~One Woman Show


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

Ralph and Betty Sheffer Gallery. Wednesday, April 17, Noon – 1:30, Catered Lunch included. $25, Members $20, For Reservations 203-222-1424.  Wilson's performance uses song, movement and dialogue to bring to life Tubman, a runaway slave who led hundreds of other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, as well as former slave and Abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and the poet Maya Angelou.