Supper & Song at The Stamford Jewish Community Center

06/13/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974.

A JCC Family Place “sing along, sup along” evening features the guest entertainer Andy Baum, Pre-school & Musical Theater Performer, in a concert tailored to young children ages 1 – 8 (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Come in your favorite pj’s and enjoy singing and dinner with your friends. Pizza & refreshments for everyone! M $8 per person in advance, $10 after June 11. NM $10 per person in advance, $12 after June 11. RSVP by June 11. Space is limited! To register or for more information please call Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974. visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail groloff@stamfordjcc.org.

Beauty, Money, Power: The Transformation of Taste in America’s Gilded Age - Presented by Ulysses Grant Dietz  - The Barnum Museum - Bridgeport

06/14/2012

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

On Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Ulysses Grant Dietz, Curator, Decorative Arts Department at The Newark Museum will present a fascinating talk, Beauty, Money, Power: The Transformation of Taste in America’s Gilded Age at The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The lecture will focus on the emergence of the mansion in the United States as a “house type” following the Civil War.  Dietz will detail why such mansions were created as houses that were bigger, richer and more opulently decorated than anything previously seen in American. The fifty year period, from 1865 through 1915 covered in the lecture, starts right here in Norwalk, CT with the earliest and perhaps most significant Second Empire Style country house in America, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion built between 1864 and 1868. Other mansions to be discussed during Dietz’s presentation will include the Mark Hopkins Mansion in San Francisco, the White House in D.C. and many others from Chicago to Los Angles and back to New England.  Visitors are asked to enter through the double glass doors at the back of the historic building, where it connects to People’s United Bank.  The front doors are closed.  L.  No charge, however donations are always welcome. RSVP:   Suggested  Call .

Family Farm Fridays! at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

06/15/2012

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

Join us for some hands-on farm fun this spring. Each week we will explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from our local farms through cooking and creative projects. Each week will have a specific theme, so join us for one or for all! Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up, although younger siblings are welcome. Each week has limited enrollment so register early by calling 203.977.6521. Members: $5 per person/Non-Members: $8 per person (per class). Visit stamfordmuseum.org to see each week’s theme.


SM&NC Friday Farm Market at The Stamford Museum and Nature Museum

06/15/2012

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

Fridays, June 15 through October 26, 10am – 2 pm., We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Friday Farm Market and have made some exciting new changes for this year.First, we're moving the Farm Market location to our lovely Meadow. We've also added some new exciting vendors to offer a larger variety of items and we'll also have a wood burning pizza truck so you can hang around and have lunch at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. We'll be selling our very own farm-fresh eggs made by our chickens on Heckscher Farm. We'll have monthly music from Steve E. too! For more information call, e-mail, or visit website.


Evening Hike Around Mead Lake Greenwich Audubon

06/15/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x239.

8:00-9:30 pm Get outdoors for an evening exploration around Mead Lake with Ted Gilman. Guests should wear sturdy shoes and bring a small flashlight. $5 per person. Ages 8 & up. Space limited. RSVP required to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts A Secret Art Sale and Summer Soiree--Ridgefield

06/16/2012

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012 The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will host "Aldrich Undercover"--A Secret Art Sale and Summer Soiree.  Several artists on view:  Barrao: Mashups; Jim Dingilian: Subtractive Images; Roy McMakin: Middle; Regina Silveira: In Absentia (Collection); Kathryn Spence: Dirty and Clean; Xu Bing: Tobacco Project and much more.  Check the website for further details.

Family Pond Exploration Greenwich Audubon

06/16/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x239.

3:00-4:30 pm. Hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. Equipment will be provided.  All ages. Space limited. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society hosting a collection for their tag sale

06/16/2012

225 Beacon Point Road., Stratford, CT

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society, (STARS)will be hosting a collection for their tag sale on June 16th from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Stratford Animal Control facility at 225 Beacon Point Road.  We will be collecting new and gently used items to be sold at our Ginormous Tag Sale to raise funds for homeless animals.  Items can be dropped off directly at the Animal Control facility.  For more information vist the website.


7th annual Darien Collector's Car Show

06/17/2012

Tilley Pond Park, Darien, CT

The Darien Father's Day Collector's Car Show celebrates fathers, families, fun and fine cars all in the lovely setting of Tilley Pond Park. Show Date – Father's Day, June 17 2012,  Rain Date – June 24 2012, The show opens at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.
· People's Choice ballots will be included with tickets Awards announced at 1:30 p.m. for People' Choice and three judged classesAll pre-registered exhibitors should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.  Admission Exhibitors – no charge. Spectators - $5 per person / Children 6 & under free.

Father's Day at Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

06/17/2012

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

On Sunday, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is celebrating all dads today. Spend quality time with dad this Father’s Day – join him at the Zoo today and he gets in FREE! While at the Zoo, be sure to visit some of our animal dads, Rizzo the North American otter, Hampton the Guinea hog, and D.J. the Pronghorn, to name a few.