Beardsley Zoo - Mother's Day

05/12/2013

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

Bring your mom to the Zoo on Mother's Day and her ticket is on us! Connecticut's only zoo wants to thank all moms working so hard throughout the year. Enjoy this special day visiting our animals or having lunch in our Peacock Pavilion.

Audubon Greenwich ~ ‘Birding Outside of the Box’ with Alvaro Jaramillo

05/13/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

7:00-8:30 pm. Audubon Greenwich is pleased to host Alvaro Jaramillo, Senior Biologist at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, for a lively discussion about birder brains and how humans relate to birds. This talk is partly about what we understand about brain function and partly about how it allows us to identify birds; and this understanding helps one be more proficient in bird identification. Jaramillo is a sought-after keynote speaker and contributed chapters to The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior; wrote the Birds of Chile and New World Blackbirds: The Icterids; is a columnist for Bird Watcher's Digest; and is an associate editor for North American Birds. Suggested Donation: $5. RSVPs appreciated to greenwichcenter@audubon.org or 203-869-5272 x239.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Birding Outside of the Box with Alvaro Jaramillo

05/13/2013

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

On  Monday, May 13, 2013 Audubon Greenwich hosts 'Birding Outside of the Box' with Alvaro Jaramillo from 7:00-8:30 pm. Audubon Greenwich is pleased to host Alvaro Jaramillo, Senior Biologist at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, for a lively discussion about birder brains and how humans relate to birds. This talk is partly about what we understand about brain function and partly about how it allows us to identify birds; and this understanding helps one be more proficient in bird identification.  Jaramillo is a sought-after keynote speaker and contributed chapters to The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior; wrote the Birds of Chile and New World Blackbirds: The Icterids; is a columnist for Bird Watcher's Digest; and is an associate editor for North American Birds. Suggested Donation: $5.  Call to register.

Beardsley Zoo Zoo Tots

05/14/2013 to 05/15/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

10:30 am. This monthly 45-minute program, for children 22 months to four years who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, crafts, and a live animal presentation. This session, "Garden Critters" will focus on animals that like gardens. $10 for Zoo members and one child; $15 for non-members and one child. To reserve a space in the program, pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

Beardsley Zoo Evening Lecture Series: Horseshoe Crabs - Living Legends

05/15/2013

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

7:00 pm Join Jennifer Mattei, co-director of Project Limulus, on a short trip to Asia and back again to Long Island Sound. Learn about the new conservation efforts to keep horseshoe crab populations at a sustainable level. Learn why horseshoe crabs are harvested worldwide for health products, how they are important to the Long Island Sound ecosystem, and how to become a volunteer Citizen Scientist! $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.

Audubon Greenwich ~ Bird Walk

05/15/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

7:00-8:30 am ~ Bird Walk (Fairchild) Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230.

Audubon Greenwich ~ Bird Walk

05/15/2013

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

7:00-8:30 am ~ Bird Walk (Fairchild) Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230.
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Bruce Museum - Look and See: Coastal Ecology – Crusty Crabs!

05/15/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

12:30 pm. A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the crabs in the Museum's live animal marine tank through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more.. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. Please make reservations by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Lecture: Images of Architecture and Dance with Philip Trager

05/16/2013

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Price Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 Suggested Donation. Internationally renowned Photographer, Philip Trager, will present an illustrated lecture on his life's work, past experiences and his photographic process. Active as a photographer for more than forty-five years, Philip Trager is one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance. His distinctly personal photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. His expressionistic photographs of dancers in outdoor settings have expanded the genre of dance photography. Ten monographs of his photographs have been published. His most recent books are Philip Trager, a retrospective book, and Faces, both published by Steidl.

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts An Evening of Wine, Women and Song

05/16/2013

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

Bella Notte: An Evening of Wine, Women and Song at the Greenwich Historical Society Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 to 8:30 pmIn a program complementing the Historical Society's current exhibition, From Italy to America, Juilliard-trained professional opera singers Abby Powell and Amy Buckley accompanied by pianist Larissa Friedenberg will present "Bella Notte," an evening of Italian art songs and arias from the baroque to the bel canto period. Presented in a cabaret-like setting, the focus of the program will be memorable songs of women in Italian opera--women in love, women rejected, women plotting, women winning over enemies--all from stories by beloved composers.  Wine and light refreshments are included in the price of admission, and the exhibition From Italy to America will be open for viewing before the performance from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Don't miss this magical evening celebrating the best of Italian opera!