Captain's Cove Seaport - Opening Day 2013

05/10/2013

1 Bostiwck Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-355-1433.

Opening Day 2013!! Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm Live Music by Dave Mac 5 to 8. Friday Night Live with The Buzz Monkeys 9pm. Visit the website for more information.

Spring Plant Sale

05/10/2013 to 05/11/2013

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

For over 30 years area gardeners have known that the true beginning of spring in Fairfield County is the annual Bartlett Spring Plant Sale. Choose from an amazing variety of unusual and hard to find perennials, shrubs, and trees offered at competitive prices, with all the proceeds supporting the operations of the 91-acre garden and arboretum a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Arboretum staff and UCONN Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and help with your personal selection. For more information call 203-322-6971 visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or email 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 walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year and features the new Silver Educational Center and children’s outdoor Nature Explore Classroom.

Birdcraft Museum Sanctuary Offers Bird Banding Demonstration--Fairfield

05/11/2013

314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-6305 Ext. 109.

Come celebrate the return of our migratory birds on International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday May 11th from 7:30 – 10:00am.  Watch Master bander Judy Richardson and her team of licensed banders as they demonstrate all aspects of the bird banding process. You'll be amazed at the variety of birds that pass through the Birdcraft Sanctuary. Birds are captured using a fine net (know as a mist net).  Birds that fly into the net are gently removed and a permanent aluminum or other light-weight band is placed around the bird's leg.  Birds are then measured, weighed, aged and sexed  before they are released back into the wild unharmed.  If the bird is recovered, either dead or alive, at a future time, the information is recorded and the data is sent to the original bander and the Bird Banding Laboratory. Bird banding is an integral aid to the study of wild birds, their migration, behavior, social structure, life-span, survival rate, reproductive success and population growth. From the data collected scientists can also determine where specific birds nest and spend the winter, whether species populations are rising or falling, and other details of their lives. Connecticut Audubon Society's has operated a Bird Banding Station at the Birdcraft Sanctuary since the seventies. Volunteers, licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have documented more that 18,000 birds at this location. The fee is $7.  Call for reservations at 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Go (and Glow) in the Dark

05/11/2013

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

7:30 p.m. This all-new program will explore the many things that glow in the dark, from the stars featured in our Two Artists Look at the Sky exhibition to the animals that use bioluminescence in their daily lives. We'll turn participants into fireflies and make our own spark in the dark. After our hike on the trails, we'll return to the Overbrook Nature Center for a chance to paint our own glow-in-the-dark masterpieces under black light. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight. Recommended for ages 6 & up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.


Weir Farm Offers Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists--Wilton

05/11/2013 to 05/12/2013

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to continue this tradition, Weir Farm National Historic Site will be offering a two-day Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop on Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This workshop is designed for beginning art students and artists interested in learning more about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. Participants must have a basic understanding of their selected art form and be able to handle their own equipment for plein air fieldwork as well as for the studio workshop environment. Workshops will include introductory classroom lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant's artwork. Registration for this workshop is free, but space is limited to twelve artists, so please call early to secure a spot! First choice will be given to artists who have not participated in a previous Impressionist Painting Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site. However, for those artists who wish to return, names will be placed on a wait-list and considered as space allows. To register or for more information, please call (203) 834-1896 ext.28. This workshop is just one in a series that will be offered at Weir Farm National Historic Site.  The How to be an Impressionist Painter Workshop Series will be taught by Impressionist artist and educator Dmitri Wright, of Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Wright seeks to continue the Impressionist discipline through his preservation and progress of American Impressionism as the Artist-in-Residence of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and as an instructor of Impressionist drawing and painting at the Greenwich Art Society, Silvermine School of Art, and Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - N.Y. Comics – Live!”

05/11/2013

10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT

8 p.m. Robert Dean headlines a fun night of laughs in a special stand-up comedy show on Sat., May 11 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's IMAX Theater. Tickets for this adults-night-out are $15 ($13 for Aquarium members). Reserve your tickets in advance at www.maritimeaquarium.org or (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Audubon Greenwich ~ International Migratory Bird Day Annual Bird Walk & Bird Breakfast

05/11/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

6:30-9:00 am. Join this annual Audubon tradition when people of all ages rise and shine in search of birds and signs of spring. After the spring birding, return to a hearty, home-cooked 'bird breakfast' prepared by volunteers. Meet in main parking area to hike. RSVP required for breakfast($8). RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Annual Bird Walk & Bird Breakfast

05/11/2013

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

Audubon Greenwich hosts International Migratory Bird Day--Annual Bird Walk & Bird Breakfast on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from
6:30-9:00 am. Join this annual Audubon tradition when people of all ages rise and shine in search of birds and signs of spring. After the spring birding, return to a hearty, home-cooked 'bird breakfast' prepared by volunteers. Meet in main parking area to hike. RSVP required for breakfast($8). RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Jones Family Winery merican Women Who Changed the Way We Cook Heritage Series: Alice Waters

05/11/2013

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

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm American Women Who Changed the Way We Cook Heritage Series is a series of hands-on cooking classes where we learn to prepare a few of our culinary heroines' hallmark recipes. Registration includes apron, recipes, meal and glass of wine. Limit 12 students. Alice Waters has been a passionate advocate for organic farm-fresh foods since the 1970s. Menu: Roast Chicken, Garlicky Kale, Shaved Asparagus Salad, Apricot Bread Pudding Cost: $80 per student.

31st Market On The Green Arts & Craft Fair--Fairfield

05/11/2013

611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-333-0506.

On May 11, 2013 at the Town Hall Green the Market On The Green Arts & Craft Fair will be held.  This will be the 31st year of the fair.  It is an outdoor craft fair featuring 70 quality artisans, food vendors, bake booth.  Event is rain or shine.