Westport Dog Fest

05/07/2017

Winslow Park, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-9234.

10 am - 4 pm. Winslow Park. Contests, demonstrations, vet seminars, food trucks, obstacle course, vendors. Rain Date: May 21. $10 pp, $25 per family of 4.

Fairfield Craft260 Cask Festival

05/07/2017

260 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203/955/1745.

1 pm. 20+ breweries will be in attendance. Breweries that are participating so far are: Stubborn Beauty, Two Roads, Thomas Hooker, Black Hog, Firefly Hollow, New England Brewing Co, Hanging Hills, Stony Creek, Beer'd, Blue Point, Aspetuck Brew Lab, Captain Lawrence, Fairfield Craft Ales, Back East, Brewport, Sloop. More to be announced. Enjoy live music hosted by DJ for entire event (DJ to be announced). This event will be held in the Craft260 parking lot. "After Party" is at Craft260! A special food fest menu will be available for sale. Tickets are just $30 in advance $40 at the door and includes unlimited beer samples. Only 200 tickets will be sold for this event to ensure a great experience for all who attend. This event is rain or shine. Get your tickets before they're gone! This is a charity event for Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation. Must be 21+ years old. No kids, no pets.

Westport Historical Society Danbury Raid Bus Tour with Ed Hynes

05/07/2017

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

9 am - 4 pm.Join us for an all day tour led by Ed Hynes, CFA In the spring of 1777 the British landed a force of 2,000 men on Compo Beach with the goal of confiscating or destroying the Patriot's supply of tents and other provisions stashed in Danbury. The tour will follow in the footsteps of the British Soldiers as they land at Compo Beach and march overnight to Danbury. We will then follow them to the Battle of Ridgefield; their daring deception of Arnold at Old Hill; and the final battle at Compo Hill. he fee for this tour is $75 and includes a boxed lunch. Please register 

Bruce Museum Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center. Bees and Wasps

05/07/2017

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1:30 pm - 4 pm. Dr. Parker Gambino will present a slide show about these fascinating and important insects and will have part of his collection on display and available for examination. After the talk, take a guided walk around Greenwich Point to observe these insects in action and learn more about their habits. Beth Boyer, the "bee lady," will be on hand with fun and easy bee activities for younger visitors.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour

05/07/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park

05/07/2017

Greenwich Point Park, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

9 am - 11:15 am. Join us for a leisurely walk to view birds in their habitats. Bring binoculars. Meet near southern concession stand. Contactcynthiae@brucemuseum.org for information and Park admission

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Outdoor Adventures: Wild Weasels and Sunday Explorers

05/07/2017

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

Outdoor Adventures: Wild Weasels Sunday, May 7, 4 - 5:30 pm Explore the world of our native weasels and have an opportunity to interact with our own wild weasels, ferrets and otters. We'll start with a short show on Connecticut's weasel species, from fishers to ermine, and then break up into two groups to have a chance to create enrichment for our otters and an obstacle course for our ferrets in Heckscher WILD! Limited enrollment of 20 people. Recommended for ages 5 and older.Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. Sunday Explorers 12 noon - 4 pm. Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the Spring season. Join us for a weekly hike on our nature trails or to meet and feed some of our Heckscher WILD! animals. Explore Heckscher Farm as we greet goats, plant in our organic vegetable garden, peak into our historic barns, and more! We will have some great self-guided crafts and additional animals and exhibits, too, in Overbrook Nature Center. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Demonstrations

05/07/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

DEMONSTRATIONS: WOODCUT MONOTYPE, MONOTYPE ON THE VANDERCOOK PROOFING PRESS and CYANOTYPE AS PHOTOGRAM. n support of their VISIONS/REVISIONS exhibition, the Print¬makers Network of Southern New England will offer weekend demonstrations and workshops in a variety of printmaking techniques. The Printmakers' Network of Southern New England is a group of artist/printmakers, educators and award-winning artists. Founded in 1992, local artist/printmakers along with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, set the organization's mission to advocate traditional printmaking and to provide a resource for regional artists.

Heavenly Notes: St. Mary’s at the Mansion

05/07/2017

1871 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

2-4 pm. In collaboration with the Parish of St. Mary's in Norwalk, CT, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will feature, Heavenly Notes: St. Mary's at the Mansion, a rare fundraising concert highlighting the church's outstanding choir. Repertoire will feature music from the Victorian and Edwardian eras led by Organist and Choirmaster David Hughes. As described in Florence Mathews' diary, there was a longstanding relationship between St. Mary's and the Mathews family, as the church was central to the life of the many servants who lived and worked at the Mansion during the Edwardian era. Built in 1848, and originally located on Chapel Street in Norwalk, St. Mary's burned to the ground and was replaced by a magnificent Gothic Revival stone church in 1871 on West Avenue, half a mile from the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion. Reservations Required – Limited Seating Admission: $30 (third row and up) -$50 (second row seating), $100 (front row seating) Reception: $10 per person

Earthplace Winged Wonders

05/07/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-257-4400.

3:00 PM Experience our birds of prey outside their enclosures during this bird-on-glove demonstration where you can learn all about some of our magnificent raptors. First Sunday of every month. All welcome! Free for members, price of admission for non-members.