New Canaan Nature Center Hosts Annual Secret Garden Tour

06/08/2012

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9577 Ext. 50.

The Annual Secret Gardens Tour benefiting the New Canaan Nature Center will take place on Friday, June 8.  The popular tour is a fund-raiser for the New Canaan Nature Center and an opportunity for homeowners, gardeners and anyone who appreciates the beauty of the outdoors to be inspired by several outstanding garden settings.  The self-guided tour takes place between 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., allowing attendees to visit the gardens at their own pace and on their own schedule. This year's tour will feature a variety of spectacular New Canaan gardens representing the past, present and future of landscape design.  Gardens will include historic estates with meandering garden "rooms," newly-designed and transformed landscapes and grounds incorporating the latest sustainable practices and plantings.  In addition to hundreds of varieties of annuals and perennials, attendees will see a wide variety of majestic specimen trees, unique water features, and delightful woodland gardens.
New Canaan Nature Center is pleased to welcome Elise Landscapes & Nursery and the Bank of New Canaan as the lead sponsors of the tour.  Mark Hicks of Elise says "The Secret Gardens Tour is a New Canaan tradition that we are thrilled to support, and we see this as a terrific opportunity to reach out to those who are passionate about garden design and appreciate spectacular landscaping." Tour tickets are $75 including lunch or $50 for the tour only.  The tour lunch will be available at the New Canaan Nature Center or to take and enjoy while touring the gardens.  The lunch is sponsored by Hobbs, Inc., Austin, Patterson, Disston and Devore Associates.  Tour tickets will be $60 on the day of the tour.  Tickets can be purchased at the New Canaan Nature Center, by calling (203) 966-9577 x50, or online at www.NewCanaanNature.org <http://www.newcanaannature.org/>  starting May 1.

Dine with Design at the Phillip Johnson Glass House

06/08/2012 to 06/09/2012

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-594-9884 x 33321.

Friday: 6:30 PM. Food film festival under the stars. Experience the Glass House as the sun sets an unparalledled multi-sensory experience. Saturday: A Modern Picnic 12 noo - 3 PM. Enjoy a unique culinary experience, meet a host of renowned local and national chefs and artisans, and explore the buildings, grounds and art collections of the Glass House 47-acre site.

SM&NC Friday Farm Market

06/08/2012 to 06/08/2012

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

We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Friday Farm Market and have made some exciting new changes for this year. First, we're moving the Farm Market location to our lovely Meadow. We've also added some new exciting vendors to offer a larger variety of items and we'll also have a wood burning pizza truck so you can hang around and have lunch at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. We'll be selling our very own farm-fresh eggs made by our chickens on Heckscher Farm. We'll have monthly music from Steve E. too! For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org* * * 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.

Shabbat B’Yachad at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

06/08/2012 to 06/08/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0974.

On Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. come celebrate Shabbat with your friends and family at the JCC. Join us for family activities including Israeli dance and art projects, then sit down to dinner and Shabbat songs together. M $10 per person / $50 family max. NM $13 per person / $65 family max. For more information, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org.


Astronomy Nights: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Telescopes

06/08/2012 to 06/08/2012

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

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on telescopes, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Members: Free/Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org * * * * 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.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking -Printing with Pronto Plates, and Their Use in Bookmaking

06/09/2012 to 06/10/2012

Mathews Park | 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

A 2-day weekend workshop. Sat. & Sun. 10 - 4 pm. with Susan Newbold. $225 members, $250 non-members. Plus $25 studio fee; open to 10 participants, all levels. Register online or call 203-899-7999 to register.

Annual Summer Bird Count

06/09/2012 to 06/10/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x239 .

A two-day survey to help determine what birds are living and nesting in this area at this time of the year. The day starts at 5:30 am and continues throughout the day. Choose a time when you are interested in joining the count and sign up for this great chance to get out with experienced birders and sharpen your birding skills. No charge. Suitable for adults and interested youth. Space limited. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Dine with Design: A culinary event to benefit the Glass House - New Canaan

06/09/2012

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 594-9884.

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Modern Picnic 12:00 - 3:00pm BUY MODERN PICNIC TICKETS The Food Film Festival™ SOLD OUT
At the Dine with Design Modern Picnic, guests will sample savory dishes prepared by six award-winning chefs and ten talented artisans while exploring the buildings, grounds and art collections located on the 49-acre Glass House site. BUY TICKETS: Modern Picnic $250 To learn more about the Philip Johnson Glass House visit philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

BooZoo’s Canine Carnival at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

06/09/2012

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Join BooZoo, the museum's mascot for childhood literacy, and his furry friends for old-fashioned carnival games, face painting, pet performances, canine cinema and other dog-themed fun that celebrates our relationship with man's best friend. Dogs are welcome at the event from 10 am to noon for crazy canine awards and dog-friendly games. The event also includes a dog walk that benefits the museum's early childhood initiatives. Carnival activities are free with museum admission; entry fee to participate in the dog walk.

Philip Johnson Glass House Hosts Dine with Design--New Canaan

06/09/2012

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-594-9884.

On Saturday, June 9, 2012 the Philip Johnson Glass House hosts Dine with Design--A Modern Picnic from 12-3PM.  Also, a Food Film Festival under the Stars at 6:30PM also at the Glass House.   The public is invited to the Dine with Design modern picnic, where they will enjoy a unique culinary experience, meet renowned chefs and artisans, and explore the buildings, grounds and art collections located on the 47 acre site.  On the evening of Saturday, June 9th, The Food Film Festival comes to the property.  Check the website for further information.