Bartlette Arboretum Gardening Basics 2015

03/17/2015

151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-883-4052.

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Instructor: Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery Who says the winter garden has to be filled with boring, drab colors. Join Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery for this fun filled lecture that explores the diversity of unique conifers available for adding color and interest to the garden. The ornamental qualities, cultural details and design considerations of a diversity of hardy options will be discussed and illustrated through a combination of PowerPoint slides and living samples. Master Gardeners: $30 Others: $40 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Please join us for the second in this three part series given by UCONN Certified Master Gardeners. This evening: "Turf: The basic elements for a healthy lawn. Composting" The final evening is March 18th, "Perennials and Shrubs for all garden conditions. Pruning and Maintenance."

Bruce Museum Film Series: The Great Artists - Rembrandt

03/18/2015

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Films held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. The films are short documentaries, each approximately 50 minutes long. Free with Museum admission.

Westport Historical Society What We Talk About with Author Sherri Daley

03/19/2015

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

6:30-8:30 p.m. Women will be the topic of conversation when Sherri Daley hosts a program inspired by "What We Talk About When We're Over 60," a book she co-authored with former college roommate Linda Hughes.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children -Storybook Pajama Party

03/20/2015

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

6:00 – 8:30 pm The Original Curious George And the winner is......Curious George! You voted last fall for our next Storybook Pajama Party and this mischievous monkey won. So we are meeting Curious George, reading the original story and participating is some really "curious" activities that may worry the Man in the Yellow Hat! Registration required. Early-bird registration (through March 18): Members $10/person. Non-members $15/person. Regular registration: Members $12/person. Non-members $17/person.

Taghhannuck Grange Hall - Grow Your Own Meadow a la Kathy Connolly

03/21/2015

4 Dunbar Rd., off Rte.4, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-672-0229 .

If you’ve ever been attracted to the beautiful chaos of a healthy meadow, this seminar will demystify these ecologically valuable spaces, outline the steps and equip you to start in June--or fall!  Join us for a two-hour seminar at Motherhouse, 10:00 -12:00 Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Taghhannuck Grange Hall, 4 Dunbar Rd. Sharon, CT 06069 (snow date: March 28, 10 – 12) with landscape designer Kathy Connolly. She will discuss the high ecological value of native plants and their role in supporting birds and pollinators. Learn about meadow ecology, native species, and helpful tools to use.   After the seminar, Kathy will offer DVDs for sale and the Xerces Society book on pollinator attraction.  Bring cash or checks to buy her goods and to donate to the Motherhouse Camp Eureka scholarship fund. Please RSVP to Debra@Motherhouse.us, 860-672-0229 to register.



New Canaan Nature Center Syrup Saturday and Pancake Brunch

03/21/2015

144 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

Bring the whole family and join us out by the Sugar Shack as we celebrate the bounty from this year's Syrup Season! The day will include tree tapping demos, a real maple sap "boil down" using sap from our resident Nature Center maples, plus a look into the past of historic and native methods of producing Maple Syrup. This event is primarily outdoors, although brunch is indoors. Activities will run throughout the day.Kids 2 & under are FREE! Ages: All ages. Members: $8/person / Non-Members: $12/person

Jones Farm Hosts Farm-To-Table Cooking Class--Welcome Spring

03/21/2015

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: 203-929-8425.

On March 21, 2015 from 12 to 3PM Jones Family Farms hosts Farm-To-Table cooking class entitled Welcome Spring, the start of the Seasonal Series.  Seasonal foods are the focus showing how fresh ingredients make for healthier and more delicious meals.  Three-hour classes limited to 12 participants.  Check the website for further information.  Class tend to fill up quickly. 

Fairfield Theatre Company Presents Pat McGee Band

03/21/2015

70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1036.

PAT MCGEE BAND on StageOne--Saturday, March 21st--Doors @ 7:00 PM--Show @ 7:45PMat McGee is a personal songwriter and an earnest story teller. His latest record, No Wrong Way To Make It Right, is a collection of material compiled over the last several years. The songs it contains are confessional and revelatory; messages that McGee longs to send, delivered through the folk instruments that have always fascinated him. Guitars, mandolins, dobro, bouzouki, and more make appearances wielded deftly by legends like Jeff Pevar, Leland Sklar. Playing with such greats, and writing with artists like Jason Mraz, members of Sister Hazel, Tonic, Alternate Routes, and Punch Brothers has put Pat McGee at the peak of a craft he's been developing since nineteen ninety five. Check the website for ticket information.

Fairfield Theatre Company - ROOMFUL OF BLUES

03/21/2015

70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1036.

7: 45 pm. A tour de force of horn-fired blues. So tight, and so right: a masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues, and R&B.

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes - Welcome Spring

03/21/2015

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

We welcome the first day of spring with a classic New England menu, featuring lamb and fresh, herbal vegetables.