Beardsley Zoo -Evening Lecture Series: Bat Chat with Dr. Miranda Dunbar

04/17/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 394-6565.

7:00pm - 8:00pm. Dr. Miranda Dunbar is batty about bats! For nearly a decade, she has traveled the world to study these unique animals. Come join us as we shed some light on our nocturnal friends. We’ll share bat fun facts, debunk bat myths, discuss local bat species, their important roles in our environment, and what we can do to conserve this imperative group of animals. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This program, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

Bruce Museum - Archaeological Associates of Greenwich Lecture

04/18/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

8:00 pm "In Afghanistan: Archaeological Boots on the Ground" NYU Professor Rita Wright The lecture is free to AAG, Bruce Museum members, students with ID and $15 to the public at the door. After 36 years, Professor Rita Wright returned to Afghanistan to search for the source of copper and tin, a highly valued resource that was traded throughout the Near East 5,000 years ago. The limitation on conducting archaeological research during years of conflict have left a significant gap in identifying the origins of this important resource and the international ties between Afghanistan and distant cultures of the ancient past.

Greenwich Historical Society - A Box of Photos Tells No Tales: Preserving Family History with Peter Savigny of TimeStories

04/18/2013

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

Doors open at 6:30 pm and refreshments will be served; program begins at 7:00 pm. Are your precious family photos socked away in the attic? Do you have miles of 8-millimeter film collecting dust in the back of your closet? Well, it’s thestories behind these images that really matter, and there’s no time like the present to make certain that your family stories endure. Discover the latest trend in organizing and preserving personal histories with five-time Emmy Award-winner Peter Savigny of TimeStories. Mr. Savigny’s program will center on how to preserve family memories through his “Ken Burns”-styled life story films – a fast, easy and rewarding way to chronicle your family history and connect future generations with their past.

Astronomy nights: Giant Quasars

04/19/2013 to 04/19/2013

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

Come join us for our exciting series of astronomy programs! head to the Observatory on selected friday nights for a treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more. Start by enjoying a presentation on Giant Quasars, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. the presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Please note viewing hours are weather permitting. this program is suitable for ages 5 and over. 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 Symphony - Passion & Majesty

04/20/2013 to 04/21/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

Stamford Palace Theater: April 20 at 8:00 pm & April 21 at 3:00 pm. The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor with Nigel Armstrong, violin. MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture K.527. TCHAIKOVSKY. Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35 featuring Nigel Armstrong, violin BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, Romantic. Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. $22-73, Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org

Audubon Greenwich ~ Bird Walk

04/20/2013

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

7:00-8:45 am ~ Bird Walk (Main Sanctuary) Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Audubon Greenwich parking area on Riversville Road.
No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230.

2:00-3:30 pm ~ Spring Wildflower Walk
Come walk with us to seek out our early spring wildflowers and learn about their life histories, ecological niches and insect pollination partners. Ages 5 & up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
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Westport Historical Society -Your Old House … And The Story It Tells

04/20/2013

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

Bob Weingarte's power-point program will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Betty and Ralph Sheffer Gallery at the Westport Historical Society. Light refreshments will be available. Suggested donation is $5.  He will share the secrets of solving these fascinating puzzles in a presentation at the Westport Historical Society, where he is the resident vintage house expert.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Spring Wildflower

04/20/2013

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

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Audubon Greenwich at  2:00-3:30 pm ~ Spring Wildflower Walk.Come walk with us to seek out our early spring wildflowers and learn about their life histories, ecological niches and insect pollination partners. Ages 5 & up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.
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Maritime Aquarium Earth Day ¬¬– Children’s Authors Book Readings

04/20/2013

10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700.

At 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., Susan Hood of Southport will read her book, “Spike: The Mixed-Up Monster,” about an axolotl – a Mexican species of salamander and one of many amphibians featured in The Maritime Aquarium’s “Frogs” exhibit. Hood’s “Spike,” a picture book for ages 4 & up, tells the story of an axolotl who keeps trying to frighten other animals until he finds that using fear is not the best way to make friends. Hood will stay to greet kids in the afternoon, as well, in “Frogs.”  At 1 & 2:15 p.m., Dr. Jay Walshon will be near the Aquarium’s “Meerkats” exhibit to read from his “Eye See You Africa,” which uses wonderful images with riddles and rhymes to bring young readers "eye to eye" with a variety of extraordinary animals. This is the first book by Walshon, who is chairman and director of Emergency Services at Milford Hospital. Learn more about his book at www.eyeseeyoubooks.com. The book readings are free with Aquarium admission. Both authors will be selling signed copies of their books.

Maritime Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes Tour

04/20/2013

10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a rare behind-the-scenes tour. Conducted before the Aquarium opens, from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the guided tour offers unique opportunities to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 resident animals. The tour includes stops at the Aquarium’s “fish kitchen,” where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared, and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water surface. Learn the delicate requirements of a jellyfish “nursery.” Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $25 ($22.50 for Aquarium members). The tour is limited to 25 people, so reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.