North American Butterfly Count at Greenwich Audubon

07/14/2012

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

Introduction: 10:30-11:00 am. Field Counts: 11:00 am-5:00 pm Start with an introduction to local butterflies and learn how to count scientifically from 10:30-11:00 and then head out on the Audubon Center grounds to view our butterfly gardens and conduct our count. No charge. Ages 7 & up. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230 by July 6. (Rain Date: July 8)

Accessibility Day Resource Fair Stepping Stones Museum for Children

07/14/2012

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stepping Stones offers free admission for families of children with special needs. Enjoy the museum's engaging exhibits, mingle with other families and learn with your child in a safe, welcoming, ADA compliant environment. Local and statewide organizations and agencies that support families with special needs will offer fun activities and answer questions.  An Open Arms initiative.

Bluefish Day at the Zoo - Connecticut Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

07/15/2012

Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-394-6565.

2 p.m to 5 p.m The Bridgeport Bluefish will celebrate Zoo Day at the Bluefish stadium while hosting their arch rivals, the Long Island Ducks! Zoo staff will be inside the stadium offering special drawings for great prizes and Zoo merchandise, while sharing information about the new animals coming to Connecticut's only zoo this summer. Through Labor Day, Zoo visitors may present their Zoo ticket stub at the Bluefish stadium to receive $2.00 off any admission.

Building Blocks For Creating Energy Efficient Homes: with Judy Martin of Green Home Consulting - Audubon Greenwich

07/15/2012

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272 x239.

Sunday, July 15 11:00am -12:00 pm.  Using her clear and concise presentation, Judy Martin, the owner of Green Home Consulting, has helped many homeowners throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties realize significant reductions in year-round energy use in their homes and communities as well as to improve indoor air and water quality. Created for homeowners, subjects include an overview of geothermal, solar electric & hot water systems, and the many financial incentives available. Judy helps sort through how to prioritize steps that can be taken and go after the "low hanging fruit".  Judy is a frequent presenter to not-for-profit organizations and is a member of the US Green Building Council, the Nature Conservancy, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, the Northeast Solar Energy Association and the Environmental Advocacy Group of Rye. Ample Q&A time will follow her 30-minute presentation. Suggested donation of $5-10 for Audubon can be given at the door. RSVPs appreciated to Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239. (Note: This follows photography class so join us for both!)  BONUS – This class will be followed by a tour of Audubon Greenwich's Geothermal System and other green features built into this new center building, opened in 2002. Audubon Greenwich's Kiernan Hall Nature Arts Gallery where Judy Martin will present on Sunday AM.

Summer Sunday Morning Concerts-- Fontenay String Trio at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - New Canaan

07/15/2012

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

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as a mix of talented student musicians from the Yale School of Music and other musicians perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members Free, Non members free with garden admission. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call,  e-mail, or visit the website.

Tarantella Festival by the Minturnese Social Club of Stamford at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

07/15/2012 to 07/15/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Join us on the Meadow and learn to dance the tarantella, under the direction of Tina Orgiera, while sampling delicious Italian food (for prchase). Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For more information call , e-mail or visit website.


Summer Sunday Evening Concerts—Red Molly at The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens -

07/15/2012 to 07/15/2012

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

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a relaxing night of great music on the lawn. A folk trio consisting of Laurie MacAllister (vocals, guitar, banjo), Abbie Gardner (vocals, guitar, Dobro, lap steel guitar), and Molly Venter (vocals, guitar). They perform original works composed by each of the group members, as well as covers of other songwriters including Hank Williams, Gillian Welch and Ryan Adams. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds. Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free. All concerts are generously sponsored by First County Bank. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org.


Spider Snacks Stamford Museum & Nature Center

07/17/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Tuesdays, Through August 28, 4 - 4:30 pm. Join us for a sneak peak at the feeding of our tarantulas and maybe even get a chance to see one munch on a crunchy cricket or two! Each week an SM&NC staff member will introduce a few of the tarantula species, talk about their feeding habits and serve up some spider snacks. Bug appétit! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call, e-mail, or visit website.

Tricks and Treats at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

07/18/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Wednesdays Through August 29, 2:30 pm. to 3:30 p.m. What makes SM&NC’s animals so happy? Learning and playing of course! Help us train Moose and Monty, see Henrietta do some tricks, and socialize our new farm babies. Along with training, we will be making summertime enrichment for our animals. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Weather permitting event. For more information call,  e-mail, or visit website.

Connecticut Free Shakespeare presents "Romeo and Juliet" at Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

07/18/2012 to 07/22/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-393-3213.

Shows are 18-22, 2012. Connecticut Free Shakespeare celebrates another extraordinary summer at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo by presenting “Romeo and Juliet.” Performance begins at 8:00 pm; Zoo opens for picnics at 6:30 pm. All shows at the Peacock Pavilion. Show cancels if inclement weather. FREE. For more information, call 203-393-3213 or visit www.ctfreeshakespeare.org.