Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “How to Stimulate Creative Thinking and How to Sell it!”

05/07/2012

1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203 966 6668 ext 2.

David Dunlop has given art history lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his 13-week PBS series which began airing in March 2008, “Landscapes through Time” won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class in Writing. A teacher at Silvermine Arts Center since 1993, David’s work is nationally known and featured in many prominent collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Dunlop’s lecture series, always stimulating and fun, sell out quickly, often with standing room only available. $10 for members, $12 for non-members

 

Zoo Tots at Beardsley Zoo

05/08/2012 to 05/09/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 345-3430.

10:30 am This monthly 45-minute program for children 18 months to three years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, crafts, and a live animal presentation.  This session, "Garden Critters," will explore our historic greenhouse and its collection as well as animals found in gardens. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo - Bridgeport

05/08/2012 to 05/09/2012

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6563.

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, crafts, and a live animal presentation. This session, "Garden Critters," will explore our historic greenhouse and its collection as well as animals found in gardens. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Stories Alive! at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

05/08/2012 to 05/08/2012

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

Tuesdays, May 8 & May 15, 4 – 5 pm. The illustrations of Fred Marcellino will come alive as we share the pages of one of our favorite books. From Puss in Boots to I, Crocodile, join us each week for a journey through a story brought to life by Fred Marcellino. Then, join an SM&NC staff member for a guided tour through the exhibition. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with admission. For more information call, e-mail,  or visit website.


Birding Class - Birding By Ear and Springtime Moonlight Walk at Greenwich Audubon

05/09/2012

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

Birding Class - Birding By Ear 9:30 am-12:00 pm Indoor discussion of how and why birds vocalize, introduction to useful bird sound recordings and outdoor walk to practice Birding By Ear skills. $15/adult and youth are free. All ages but most suitable for adults & interested youth. RSVP required to Ted at x230. Springtime Moonlight Walk 7:45-9:15 pm Join us as we seek out the sights, sounds, and smells of a moonlit spring evening visiting field, pond, forest, and lake in search of wildlife. We will also listen overhead and look up at the moon in search of silhouettes of night-flying springtime bird migrants. $5/person. Ages 8 & up. Space very limited & RSVP required to Ted at x230.  Heavy rain cancels.

Spring Books & Beasts at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

05/09/2012 to 05/09/2012

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

Wednesdays, May 9 – June 6, 4 – 5 pm. Enjoy an afternoon story in the Heckscher Barn! Then, make the pages from the book come alive with a themed craft and “meet and greet” with one of our nature center or farm animals. Animals will vary each week. Meet at the Heckscher Barn. No registration needed. Members: FREE Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For more information call,  e-mail,  or visit  the website.

Saving The Cahow & Bermuda’s Other Seabirds: With David B. Wingate at Greenwich Audubon

05/10/2012

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

7:00-8:30 pm In 1951, when fifteen years old, David B. Wingate helped rediscover the Bermuda Petrel, called the Cahow by Bermudans. This bird was thought extinct for 300+ years. To save the Cahow and other endangered native birds, he began his life's work in 1963 - restoring as much as possible of Bermuda's pre-colonial ecology. All ages. $10/adult. Youth are free. RSVP appreciated to Jeff at x239.

The Center Women’s Annual Spring Fundraiser: Eat, Drink and Decorate - Planning the Perfect Summer Cocktail Party

05/10/2012 to 05/10/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Join us at a beautiful home as Chef Raul Restrepo, of The River House in Westport demonstrates how to prepare scrumptious party appetizers and a main course. Silvia Madan will teach us creative ways to spice up your party with fun cocktails, and Gary Z will share unique decorating ideas. All proceeds benefit the JCC Senior Nutrition Program. Dietary laws observed.M / NM $60 per person. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.


Spring Plant Sale

05/11/2012 to 05/12/2012

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

10am to 3pm. Each year Bartlett Arboretum holds two plant sales, one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring sale is always the weekend before Mother's Day. This year it will be held on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th 2012. Our plant sales are unique because of the plant offerings, the expert advice offered to the customer by Bartlett staff and UConn Master Gardeners, and the competitive pricing. Proceeds from the Plant sales support the mission of the Arboretum, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org

Family Farm Fridays! at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

05/11/2012 to 05/11/2012

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

Fridays, May 11 – June 15 (no class 6/1), 4 – 5 pm. Join us for some hands-on farm fun this spring. Each week we will explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from our local farms through cooking and creative projects. Each week will have a specific theme, so join us for one or for all! Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up, although younger siblings are welcome. Each week has limited enrollment so register early by calling 203.977.6521. Members: $5 per person/Non-Members: $8 per person (per class). Visit stamfordmuseum.org to see each week’s theme.