Kids in the Kitchen at Jones Family Farm

08/15/2012

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmKids in the Kitchen Garden Series are classes for children, ages 9-12. We spend learning time in the garden and in the kitchen, then eat the results.  Registration includes take-home recipes and apron.   Limit 12 students. We learn about vegetable families and prepare many kinds of pizzas with our garden veggies. Cost: $65/student or $150 for three sessions/student.  If you are interested in signing up for all three sessions do not use on-line form, instead please contact the Harvest Kitchen at: harvestkitchen@jonesfamilyfarms.com to process your registration.

Evening Lecture Series: Crocodiles in Paradise - CT Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

08/15/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

On Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. join world-renowned crocodilian expert Peter Braizitis as he regales the audience with stories of his life working with nature's oldest reptiles. He is an expert witness in smuggling cases and showing which patterns prove an importer was trafficking endangered species. He has hunted Goliath frogs through the swamps of Cameroon and he is the father of a crucial advance in the captive breeding of crocodilians: a reliable way to tell males from females. Come hear his fascinating tales from over four decades of working with gators. There is a $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This lecture, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

Norwalk Summer Concert Series Features Classic Car Show/The Barons--Classic Oldies Groups

08/15/2012

Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk, CT 06855. Phone: 203-854-7807.

On August 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. the Norwalk Summer Music Series continues with    Classic Car Show – This gathering of than 100 vehicles is hosted by the Coachmen Rod and Custom Club, an organization of men and women who enjoy classic cars. Owners of 1981 and older cars can participate in the shows, which attract owners from throughout the tri-state area. Each car show participant is asked to contribute canned food or make a donation to the St. Vincent De Paul food bank. 7:00 p.m.    The Barons – Return to the 60s and 70s with one of the tri-state's hottest "oldies" groups. The Barons are known for their 1963 hits, "Pledge of a Fool", "Remember Rita" on Epic Records, and "Possibility" on Old Town Records under the name of The Crowns. The Barons have shared thestage with such groups as Brenda Lee, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Tokens, The Drifters, The Shangri-las, Lloyd Price, The Del Vikings, TheTeenagers and The Chantels. The vocalists are Led by Ronnie deAngelis, the vocalists are Doug "Ice" Dorsey, Doug Muller and Francine Rodriguez backed by Tommy Ardise (guitar/arranger), Dom"Cuz" Cardamone (keyboard/bass guitar/drums/saxophone), Barry Nardi (bass note/lead guitar), Michael "Stix" Bossone (drums) and Ron Yovino
(bass guitar).

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Hosts Evening Lecture Series: Crocodiles in Paradise--Bridgeport

08/15/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

August 15: Evening Lecture Series: Crocodiles in Paradise, 7:00 pm. Join world-renowned crocodilian expert Peter Braizitis as he regales the audience with stories of his life working with nature's oldest reptiles.He is an expert witness in smuggling cases and showing which patterns prove an importer was trafficking in endangered species. He has hunted Goliath frogs through the swamps of Cameroon and he is the father of a crucial advance in the captive breeding of crocodilians: a reliable way to tell males from females. Come hear his fascinating tales from over four decades of working with gators. There is a $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This lecture, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

Tricks and Treats at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

08/15/2012 to 08/15/2012

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

Wednesdays Through August 29, 2:30 pm. 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.

Tarantula Tales - Stamford Museum & Nature Center

08/16/2012

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

Thursdays Through August 16, 4 – 5 pm. Join SM&NC staff for a weekly exploration of the lives of our featured exhibit animals – the spiders! We’ll share one of our favorite stories about our arachnid friends, then complete a take home craft worthy of these eight-legged critters. Members: Free│Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call,  e-mail or visit website.

The HMS Bounty is coming to The Cove!! - Captain's Cove - Bridgeport

08/17/2012

One Bostwick Ave., Black Rock Harbor, , Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-335-1433.

The Tall Ship H.M.S. Bounty will be arriving Friday, August 17th and will be available for tours. HMS Bounty...at one with the sea...global voyager...movie star...dedicated to preserving the fine art of square-rigged sailing. The HMS Bounty is one of the most famous ships in the world. Known for the storied mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789 on board the British transport vessel, the current Bounty, a replica, has survived to tell the tale. Built for the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" with Marlon Brando, HMS Bounty sails the country offering dockside tours in which one can learn about the history and details of sailing vessels from a lost and romanticized time in maritime history. Since her debut in "Mutiny on the Bounty", HMS Bounty has appeared in many documentaries and featured films such as the Edinburgh Trader in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest with Johnny Depp.

HMS Bounty ~ World Traveler! In 2010 Bounty sailed through all 5 Great Lakes as part of the Tall Ships America Challenge. During the winter months Bounty was docked in Old San Juan Puerto Rico and for our 2011 sailing season we visited Europe. In 2012 we are back on the U.S. East Coast. Please check out our schedule for our upcoming ports of call. For questions, please call Tracie Simonin at (631) 584-7900 or email at tsimonin@tallshipbounty.org.

Looking for the Bounty to appear as a pirate ship??? All pirate related questions please contact Kathy Gilbert at Pirates of the Treasure Coast (561) 792-9260 or email her at piratetreasureco@aol.com. For more information please go to Tallshipbounty.org

Farmers' Market at the Jones Family Farms

08/17/2012

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

Meet your local farmers and enjoy the best CT Grown produce and wine! Celebrate Sweet Corn!  Friday, from 3:30 to 6:30. Enjoy one of the best parts of summer - the fresh fruits and vegetables - at our Farmers' Market! The Jones Family Farms is teaming up with other Connecticut farmers, such as Stone Gardens of Shelton, to offer the best seasonal produce. As part of your Farmers' Market experience, you can also visit the Jones Winery for wine tastings, wine by the glass or for wine purchases. Our Farmers' Markets are special, taking place during the Fridays during July and August, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. (During these market days, the Jones Winery will extend its hours until 6:30.) Each market will offer a wide variety of 100% CT produce from several local farms. Markets will feature a variety of CT grown products, such as honey, cheeses and/or breads. You can find our Farmers' Market in the farm's Harvest Kitchen Courtyard, adjacent to the Jones Winery. It is located at 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton. The Farmers' Market takes place rain or shine!  During inclement weather, we move inside to our beautiful barn.

SM&NC Friday Farm Market at The Stamford Museum and Nature Museum

08/17/2012 to 08/17/2012

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

Fridays, Through October 26, 10am – 2 pm. 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, e-mail,  or visit  website.

Westport Historical Society's 3rd Annual Cockenoe Kayake Tour

08/18/2012

Longshore Park, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

1-3:30 pm $20, Members: $18 , Raindate: August 19 Meet at: Longshore Sailing School, Longshore Park, Westport
Kayak rentals available from Longshore Sailing School, Call 203-226-4646, For Reservations: 203-222-1424. Our  kayak tour to Cockenoe Island, a 28 acre island one mile off the coast of Westport  will be led by David Park. David is a board member of the Norwalk River Watershed Association and author of the guidebook "Kayaking in and around the Norwalk Islands."