Beardsley Zoo Evening Lecture Series: Kayaking with Nature along the Connecticut Waterways

06/19/2013

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

7:00 pm. Explore native wildlife, wild flowers, and wild weather with Jeff Feldmann as he leads this virtual kayak ride. Jeff Feldmann, a nature photographer par excellence, will take you on a journey along the Connecticut waterways that you will never forget. See an exquisite winter sunrise taken at the Rocky Hill ferry site. Vicariously paddle down the river during a thunderstorm, and watch a little, green heron catch its breakfast. $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.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Spring Home School Day: Mini and Micro

06/20/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6515.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.Join SM&NC education staff for a look at the small side of spring life! Meet our new spring farm babies and discover which animals are kids, polts, and keets. Dip into our vernal pools to study the tadpoles and insects that call it home. Explore how seeds travel and plant your own veggies to take home. Investigate the world of invertebrates by meeting some live insects and arachnids, as well as taking nets out for a catch-and-release field study. Limited enrollment allows for small groups. A group lunch period allows for homeschoolers to meet each other and share ideas. To register, contact Lisa Monachelli at 203.977.6515 or lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org. For ages 5 and up; younger siblings and parents/teachers attend at no charge. Members & Non-Members: $15 per child.


Stamford Alive@5

06/20/2013

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285..

5:00pm, Columbus Park. Sponsored by Reckson. The Wallflowers. Brooks Young Band. The Como Brothers Band Alive@Five, Rules for 2013 NEW THIS YEAR: Backpacks or large bags will not be permitted. No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter. Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth. NEW THIS YEAR: Those aged 25 and under will be required to fill out a CT Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division Age Statement Form, certifying that you are 21 years of age or older. $15 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter. Metro North will be vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws. Alive@Five will take place, rain or shine. Restricted Items Attendees cannot enter with backpacks or large bags, coolers, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, weapons,containers of any kind, liquids, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Security professionals at all entry portals will ensure that all attendees are free of any of these items.

Jones Family Winery Spring Sip & Savor Series: Berry Delicious [*V]

06/20/2013

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Spring Sip & Savor Series offer guests a light-hearted yet knowledgeable education on pairing foods and wine. Our chef prepares a farm-style family supper, which we enjoy with four wine tastings. We discuss the culture and flavor basics of what we are eating and drinking with our wine educator and a Jones farmer. Limited to 16 students. Highlighting: Vegetable Quiche, Camembert w/ Fresh Strawberries [*V] - Denotes Vegetarian Friendly Menu Cost: $65/student.

4th Annual Palace Theatre Gala

06/21/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-517-3426.

STEVE MARTIN and THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS featuring EDIE BRICKELL June 21, 2013 8 pm concert .Gala Celebration at 6 pm Tickets for the Gala are $350 A benefit concert for SCA and its Arts Education Programs For more information about the Gala call Lisa 203-517-3426. Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a uniquely varied and accomplished career in which he's excelled as a comedian, actor, author and playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. His fellow Texas native Edie Brickell initially burst onto the national scene in the late 1980s fronting the New Bohemians, and has since carved out an iconoclastic solo career that's solidified her reputation as a uniquely compelling singer and a songwriter of rare insight.

PEQUOT LIBRARY’S KID’S MUSIC AND DANCING CONCERT

06/22/2013

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346, ext. 18 .

"Get Groovin' with The Bossy Frog Band" at Pequot Library, Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 1pm - 2pm. Come one, come all to dance and hear this award-winning band. Kids can shake hands with a life-size frog. Jam with a fiddler and let the banjo and bass rock the house. For tickets: $15 per child/$30 max. per family. (Adults accompanying children are free.) Includes 1 CD per family. All proceeds benefit Pequot's Children's programs.

The Philip Johnson Glass House - The Glass House Summer Party

06/22/2013

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-594-9884.

The Glass House Summer Party will take place this year on Saturday, June 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Presented by Alfred Dunhill with additional support from Swarovski, the Summer Party will include a picnic lunch, cocktails, music, and a silent auction
-- all set on a pastoral landscape with opportunities to explore the Glass House and temporary exhibitions, along with our world-class collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. Tickets are going fast, buy yours today. Bid Now on The Summer Party Auction. The Summer Party Auction will feature works by Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Ezra Stoller, Lynn Davis, Richard Meier, Sarah Morris, Rob Wynne, and Herb Ritts, among others. Special packages are also available including a private dinner in the Glass House, a deluxe stay at the Standard Hotel, and a cooking class with Chef Brian Lewis. Bid now at paddle8.com!

CT Audubon Society Flora and Fauna Walk

06/22/2013

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

10:00 – 11:00am. Join us for the first seasonal flora and fauna walk on Saturday, June 22, 10-11am at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street in Fairfield CT. Milan Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation, will join Fairfield Forestry Committee members, Mary Hogue and Misty Beyer, for a guided walk in the Larsen Sanctuary at the Center at Fairfield. Over 30 trees and shrubs will be identified on the walk, pointing out native and invasive species. The walk will focus on the animals and insects that live and eat the trees and shrubs. We will examine how they work together to keep the forest in or out of balance. Issues concerning climate change and its impact on the forest will be explored. This is the first of four seasonal flora and fauna walks that will be offered this year.. Fee: Free for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $5 for Nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Beardsley Zoo Bluefish Day at the Zoo

06/22/2013

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

10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet with team officials, players, and B.B. the Bluefish while having a fun filled day for the whole family.

Performance: “Not What Happened” by Obie Award Winner Ain Gordon

06/22/2013 to 06/22/2013

1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700, ext. 22.

Ain Gordon’s new contemporary theatre piece investigates the notion of place as it relates to forgotten histories. Not What Happened is a theatrical duet for two people who can never meet: a historical re-enactor in period costume and the figure from history she re-enacts. The audience members become tourists visiting a deteriorating historic site where they are led on a guided tour by the historical re-enactor. Projected images of rural landscapes by photographer and historian Forrest Holzapfel, become intrinsically connected to Gordon’s theatrical exploration of early New England life. Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation of the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. A discussion will follow Saturday's performance with Ain Gordon and Forrest Holzapfel. Seating is limited, advance reservations are suggested. To purchase advance tickets online visit our website at www.silvermineart.org under Events or call 203-966-9700 ext. 22