Stepping Stones Museum for Children--BooZoo's Canine Carnival Event--Norwalk

06/09/2012

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

On Saturday, June 9 – BooZoo's Canine Carnival, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Join BooZoo, the museum's mascot for childhood literacy, and his furry friends for old-fashioned carnival games, face painting, pet performances, canine cinema and other dog-themed fun that celebrates our relationship with man's best friend. Dogs are welcome at the event from 10 am to noon for crazy canine awards and dog-friendly games. The event also includes a dog walk that benefits the museum's early childhood initiatives. Carnival activities are free with museum admission; entry fee to participate in the dog walk.

World Oceans Day

06/09/2012 to 06/09/2012

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Come celebrate the world's oceans at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. Meet sea creatures up close, learn directly from the experts, create fun sea life crafts, and explore our ocean heritage!

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Talk to the Animals at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

06/09/2012 to 06/09/2012

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

Saturday, June 9, 6 – 6:45 pm (ages 3 – 6), 7 – 8 pm (ages 6 and older) Join Animal Embassy as we unravel some of the mysteries of animal communication. We can learn a lot from our animal friends if we listen carefully and observe behavioral cues. Participants will learn to grunt like a hippo, roar like a lion, or trumpet like an elephant. Meet live Animal Ambassadors such as a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink, an Arizona Mountain King snake, an Eclectus parrot, an African bullfrog (the second largest species in the world) and a Pink-toed tarantula. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Members $5 per person/Non-members $8 per person. For more information or to register call, e-mail,  or visit the website.

Sunday Explorers with Open Garden Classroom at The Stamford Museum

06/10/2012

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

Sundays June 10, 17 and 24, 12 pm - 4 pm Our popular Sunday Explorers program continues in June! See what is happening at SM&NC in the late spring. June's programs will feature an "Open Garden Classroom" each week (weather permitting). Stop by Overbrook Nature Center to read some garden-themed stories, learn about what is growing in our garden, plant some seeds or make a themed craft or project. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Sunday Explorers resumes on Sunday, September 9. For more information call, e-mail, or visit website.


3rd Biennial International Footpring Exhibition - Norwalk

06/10/2012

299 West Avenue - Matthews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999 .

On Sunday, June 10th 2 -5 p.m.

Silvermine Lecture Series with Suzanne Benton: “A Bridge Between Cultures” - New Canaan

06/10/2012

1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-6668 ext. 2.

Ridgefield artist Suzanne Benton will be sharing tales and anecdotes from her months in India and Bangladesh in 2011. Beyond being busy with making art, exhibiting, performing, leading workshops and re-connecting with old friends in these fabled lands, Benton was also observing and juxtaposing her experiences both present and past from trips in the 1990’s and even the 1970’s. From the sublime to what some might say the ridiculous, she’ll regale her audience with commentary illustrated with photos of the people, land, and art works she created along the way. At the close of her talk, Ms. Benton will perform her newest mask tale, “Hena’s Memorial” from a news story in Dhaka. $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

Trifitness Seaside Triathlon--Bridgeport

06/10/2012

1150 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-255-8892.

On June 10, 2012 at Seaside Park, Bridgeport the Trifitness Seaside Triathlon will take place.  A .5 swim, 10 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run.  Triathlon Training Plan available.  Check the wesbite for further information.

Spring Garden Tour, Luncheon & Vendor Boutique

06/10/2012 to 06/11/2012

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Sunday, June 10th, Noon to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Bartlett’s Spring Garden Tour has been extended to 2 days this year! It will feature five private gardens plus our own. Our Luncheon & Vendor Boutique will be on Monday, June 11th only. The “Garden Rooms by Design” Showcase will be open during the Garden Tour and guests may visit it on Sunday, June 10th and Monday, June 11th at a discounted price of $10 with proof of Garden Tour purchase. Garden Tour: $40/Member & $50/Non-Member.  Luncheon & Vendor Boutique on Monday, June 11th: $20/person. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org

Free Lacrosse Clinic With Major League Lacrosse Star Max Seibald at The Stamford Jewish Center

06/10/2012 to 06/10/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.487.0971 .

Clinic followed by Q&A, autographs, and photos. Max Seibald is a lacrosse player for the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League. He is currently a Nike sponsored athlete and can be seen in TV commercials. Max is the founder of MaxLax42, LLC. He runs camps and clinics all over the U.S. To RSVP (space is limited) or for more information, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

8th Annual Summer Food, Wine and Beer Tasting event to benefit United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

06/12/2012

Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.339.6346.

Stew Leonard’s wine and beer experts have searched the globe and our own backyard to unearth more than 75 summer-worthy sippers to be showcased at this year's annual food, wine and beer tasting event to benefit United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. The tasting will be held Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stew Leonard’s Grill at Calf Pasture Beach, located in Norwalk, Connecticut. This is eighth year for the event, however 2012 marks the first year it will be held at Calf Pasture Beach. Noted local singer-songwriter P.J. Pacifico will perform live and a Silent Auction and Chinese Raffle will also be held. All proceeds raised will benefit United Way. United Way works to ensure all at risk children are successful in school and prepared for success in life. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at Stew Leonard's Wines of Norwalk, 55 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 203.750.6162, by visiting www.unitedwaycfc.org, or by contacting Jaimie DeSisto of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County at 203.339.6346. The Hour is the proud Media Sponsor for the Summer Beach Food & Wine Tasting event.