The Stamford Jewish Community Center Mother’s Day Luncheon

05/08/2014 to 05/08/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0983.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free to all seniors. Join us for lunch and live entertainment to celebrate and honor all mothers. Generously sponsored by Caryl and Peter Poser in memory of Peter’s mother, Jacqueline. Reservations required by May 2. For more information contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983, e-mail cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org or visit www.Stamfordjcc.org

Captain's Cove Seaport - Opens Season with Weekend Entertainment

05/09/2014

1Bostwick Ave., Black Rock, CT Phone: 203-335-1433 .

Friday Happy Hour 4 to 7 with $3 domestic drafts and well drinks. Entertainment by Steve McGrath at 5pm.  Shameless from 9pm to 1am. Saturday What Up Funk 9pm to 1am.  Sunday The Penfield Reefers 3pm to 7pm.  DJ Flip 7pm to 11pm. Also bring Mom down for Mother's Day. We'll have some awesome specials like Lobster Mac & Cheese and Almond Encrusted Flounder.   For more information email:   captscoveseaport@aol.com

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Go (and Glow) in the Dark

05/09/2014

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

On Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Discover the many animals that use bioluminescence in their daily lives. We'll turn participants into fireflies and make our own spark in the dark. After our hike on the trails, we'll return to create our own glow-in- the-dark painting masterpieces under black light. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight. Recommended for ages 6 & up. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Space is limited. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. To register or for more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Wilton Singers Presents Hellos & Goodbyes

05/09/2014 to 05/10/2014

48 New Canaan Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

On Friday and Saturday, May 9 & 10, 2014 the Wilton Singers under the direction of Patrick Taylor present Hellos & Goodbyes at the WEPCO Complex.  Bring a picnic Dinner.  Doors open at 7PM.  Concert begins at 8PM.  Tickets $30.  Tables of ten $300.  Tickets will be available online.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre - Shrek the Musical

05/09/2014 to 05/10/2014

263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203.576.1636.

Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. It's part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! "It's a feisty and good natured embrace of the inner ogre in everyone." — Entertainment Weekly. Reserved tickets for performances: $28

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Mercury and the Messenger Mission

05/09/2014 to 05/09/2014

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

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Mercury and the MESSENGER Mission, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program Features Sleepy Cat Farm--Greenwich

05/10/2014

146 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: 888-842-2442.

The thirteen-acre gardens of Sleepy Cat Farm have evolved over the past seventeen years through a close collaboration of the present owner and Virginia-based landscape architect Charles J. Stick. The most recently developed portion of the landscape which borders Lake Avenue includes a greenhouse and potager all managed, planted, and tended by expert horticulturist Alan Gorkin. The newly constructed "Barn," distinguished by its half-timbered French Normandy vocabulary is surrounded by thyme-covered terraces which provide an elegant stage for a collection of garden ornament, sculpture, and boxwood topiary. The visitor's experience unfolds as pathways lead from garden room to garden room in a carefully orchestrated series of discoveries. The central portion of the garden is distinguished by two parallel garden spaces, the first is dominated by a long reflecting pool, terminated on the north end by a wisteria-covered arbor and on the south end by a pebble mosaic terrace and fountain basin. One of the great surprises of the tour is the adjacent garden space. Bordered by a precisely clipped serpentine hornbeam hedge, the green architecture of this room is meant to frame the view to the Chinese pavilion (Ting) positioned on a small island in the middle of a pond teeming with koi. The north end of this garden is terminated by an impressively scaled statue of Atlas. The heart of the original six-acre garden is most joyfully experienced along the "Golden Path," a granite dust pathway that leads from the main house and formal terraces on top of the hill out into the native New England landscape. As it winds through the oak and beech woodland, the path engages a rose and wisteria arbor, a small fruit orchard, fountains, statuary, an iris garden traversed by a Japanese spirit bridge and planted with 10,000 Siberian and Japanese iris, and, finally, a rustic stone grotto and fish pond, the source of the woodland stream which is bordered by native azaleas and a collection of spring flowering trees and bulbs. The most recent additions to the property include a limonaia used for the winter storage of citrus trees, a new fruit orchard, and a sacred woodland grove which is enjoyed from a series of pathways that radiate from a newly planted meadow. The southern expansion of the property over the past two years has added a new dimension to the overall landscape. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $5. 05/10/2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Fairfield County Open Day Sleepy Cat Farm Greenwich CT.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be hosting a Spring Plant Sale & Pet Adoption

05/10/2014

225 Beacon Point Road. , Stratford, CT

On Saturday May 10th from 11am-3pm at the Stratford Animal Control Facility.There will be some wonderful animals looking for their forever homes. Adoption fees have been waived for adult animals to qualified applicants. All adult animals have been spayed, neutered, vaccinated, tested for disease and microchipped.  Stop by to pick up your seasonal plantings or something for Mother's Day.

Available for purchase will be hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, herbs and garden vegetables. All proceeds benefit animals. There will be a wide variety of flowers and plants available for purchase during the event but pre-orders are appreciated.

All those who pre-order will receive a free basil plant.  To pre-order visit STARS website at www.stratfordanimalrescue.org


Stepping Stones Museum for Children Around the World Creative Kids – Russia

05/10/2014

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606, ext. 264.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Make your own matryoshka doll, also known as Russian nesting dolls. Tickets required. Limited space. For ages 2 and older.

Discovery Museum and Plantetarium - Aztec Two-Step Concert

05/10/2014

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets:  $25.  Bursting on the scene in 1972, folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step quickly became a staple of progressive FM and college radio.  The duo was credited with helping to usher the music of the 1960s into the '70s and beyond with their self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records.  Recording and touring non-stop since the ‘70s, Rex Fowler & Neal Shulman have accumulated over forty years of accolades, awards and TV and radio appearances.  They have been the subject of the documentary “No Hit Wonder” that aired on PBS, have  appeared on the David Letterman show, World Café Live and King Biscuit Flour Hour, and have graced countless stages including those of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  With their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar & inspiring harmonies, the duo continues to be one of acoustic music's most respected  & enduring acts. "Cult folk-rockers can still carry off their sweet, supple harmonies and bouncy acoustic pop with aplomb. Recommended." - Billboard  Purchase Tickets online using Paypal. - See more at: http://www.discoverymuseum.org