Amphibian Amble at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/25/2011

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: (203) 322-1646.

7 pm. Meet at the Bendel Mansion (main building). Join in on this Spring favorite! Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and sense of adventure to the vernal ponds, one of our most unique habitats at SM&NC. Discover some of the unique creatures that visit these pools once a year to lay their eggs like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Pre-registration is required. Please call 203.322.1646 ext. 6521 to register. Space is limited. The event is rain or shine and is appropriate for ages 5 and older.
Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8

Silvermine Walk and Talk Series - Lori Glavin, Martin Kremer, and Nancy Lasar - New Canaan

03/25/2011 to 03/25/2011

Silvermine Arts Center 1037 Silvermine Road , New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 20.

Walk & Talk Series – Lori Glavin, Martin Kremer, Nancy Lasar - Join Guild Artists Lori Glavin, Martin Kremer and Nancy Lasar for an informal art discussion about their current works on exhibit at the Silvermine Galleries. Don’t miss this informative. Free and open to the public.

The Civil War Lecture Series at The Bridgeport Library

03/26/2011

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: (203) 576-7417.

On Sat. at 2p.m. The Bridgeport History Center, The Bridgeport Public Library present Last Saturdays Lecture Series The Civil War. 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, the single most significant event in our nation's history. One of the subjects commemorated was the end of slavery and the enlistment of African-Americans as soldiers in the Union armies as part of the war effort. Connecticut fielded two such regiments, which will comprise the subject of this talk. This is a compelling story, highlighting much of the best and worst of the country's history: a union cause that was pro-abolition, but anti-equality for African-Americans; dogged determination of men in a state already free fighting for less pay and much less pay-off than white soldiers; and persistence in the face of savage reprisal if caught by Confederate soldiers, in battle or out of it. The audience will walk away inspired by this example of moral and physical courage in the fight to make good our country's promise of a government "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.". For more information call.

Mulkerin School of Irish Dancing at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

03/26/2011

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203 899 0606.

2:00 pm. Enjoy traditional Irish dancing presented by area dancers.

Stepping Stones After Dark presents Step Out

03/26/2011

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203 899 0606.

7:00 - 9:30 pm. Mix and mingle in the galleries while supporting the museum at our sixth-annual event. Enjoy a selection of fine wines, beers, whiskeys and more, paired with appetizers from top Fairfield County restaurants. Adult only event.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Presents Castles and Bagpipes

03/26/2011

East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-847-8844.

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8PM the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra will present Castles and Bagpipes.   Featured will be Mendelssohn--Symphony #3 (Scottish); Bruch--Scottish Fantasy; and Davies--Orkney Wedding with Sunrise at the Norwalk Concert Hall.  Call for further information.

Amphibian Amble at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/26/2011 to 03/26/2011

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

Join in on this Spring favorite! Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit these vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. The event is appropriate for ages 5 and older. Members: $5 per person / Non-Members: $8 per person. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Israeli Movie Night at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

03/26/2011 to 03/26/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0961.

Stay Tuned for Movie Choice! Join Adam Weiss, JCC Israeli Shaliach, for a brief discussion and Q & A following the movie. M $5 / NM $7. To reserve a ticket, contact Adam Weiss at 203.487.0961 or aweiss@stamfordjcc.org. Walk-ins welcome.

Lecture: A Slice of American Jewish Life at the Greenwich Historical Society

03/27/2011

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

2:00 pm. Vanderbilt Education Center,.  It was more than 200 years after the first Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam that the Jewish community formed a congregation in Fairfield County, Connecticut, but the transient presence of the first Jews slowly changed to grow into a strong community that continues to grow and impact life in Fairfield County. Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County founder and historian Irwin Miller will present a historical mosaic of the American Jewish experience, with a special focus on the origins of the Jewish community in Greenwich and lower Fairfield County Connecticut. Illustrated by slides from his personal collection, Mr. Miller will share fact and folklore researched over decades to illuminate local American Jewish life and how it grew and changed over time. This program is being held in conjunction with "A Slice of American Jewish Life: Fairfield County 1654-1986," a temporary exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society to appear in March set in the context of a timeline of national events reflecting Jewish life in America. Admission is free. To participate, please email assistant@greenwichhistory.org with your name and contact info, or call at 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Science Lecture Series 2010 – 2011: Our National Parks, Preserves and Refuges at The Bruce Museum

03/27/2011

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: (203) 869-0376.

Ecological Diversity in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: A Field Biologists Perspective. Fran Mauer, Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Service Landscape Photography in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: One Photographer's Vision and Experience. Jeff Jones, Arctic Sanctuary PhotographerReservations begin two weeks before the lecture. The lecture is free to Museum members and students with id. Non-members: $5 at the door. Call 203-869-0376, ext. 420.