Otterly Amazing!

07/25/2011 to 07/25/2011

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

Mondays & Fridays in July & August, 12:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Join us at 12:30 pm any Monday or Friday in July and August to learn more about our friends, Robert and Edith, SM&NC's North American River Otters. One of our otter keepers will introduce you to the North American River Otter though a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. Then at 1 pm, it's time to move on the otter observation deck to watch as Robert and Edith are fed their favorite meal of the day...lunch! Program activities will vary from week to week and will last approximately 45 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

A Farmer's Life

07/26/2011 to 07/26/2011

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

Each Tuesday in July and August, come and see what it takes to run a farm. Join a Heckscher Farm staff member for an interactive presentation. Topics will include training animals, grooming, milking goats, wool processing, and much more. Please meet at the chicken coop at 2 pm to find out what the topic will be each day. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, have some farm fun and learn something new! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


Dinoma Show, Norwalk

07/27/2011

Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7806.

With Long Island Sound as a backdrop, area residents can enjoy free musical entertainment for all ages throughout the summer. Just pack a picnic and comfortable seating then head for Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk for the First County Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, tribute bands will be featured during the weekly concerts on Wednesday evenings (rain date is the following night). A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.  A classic car show begins at 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Dinoman – With the help of life-size inflatable dinosaurs, Dinoman (a.k.a. Bob Lisaius) and his raccoon Reflex (a.k.a. Paul Lavarek) combine audience participation, magic and mayhem to explore how fossils are made and what the earth was like when dinosaurs roamed the area. www.dinoman.com 7:30 p.m. Free Ride – These seasoned musicians and vocalists, who have been performing together for more than seven years, play a wide variety of current and classic rock cover tunes.

Behind the Lens Guided Tours of IMAGES Fairfield Museum and History Center

07/28/2011

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

10:00 am Hear the fascinating stories about the photographs on view. Fee: Free for members, free with admission.

Native Pollinators and Nicotine Bees Audubon Greenwich

07/30/2011

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

Native Pollinators: a walk & talk with Kim Stoner 3:30-5:30 pm. Learn about our valuable native bees and other pollinators with Kim Stoner, Ph.D., a vegetable entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station since 1987. She is coordinating a state-wide study of native bees that Audubon is participating in. This event will include a walk outside and a presentation inside. All ages. No charge. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272  x230. ~~~ Followed by ~~~ Nicotine Bees: a film & discussion 5:30- 7:30 pm
In 2005-2006, bee 'colony collapse' occurred simultaneously in dozens of countries. After years of research, experts and recent studies point to neonicotinoids - a widely-used group of pesticides used on food crops. Learn about the collapse, ideal plants for pollinators, and how to change policies that can address the pesticide issue. $15/person includes the movie, reception & discussion. Space limited. Online tickets discounted. RSVP to Jeff at 203-869-5272  x239.

Summer Family Camp Out

07/30/2011 to 07/31/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

Saturday, July 30 - 5:30 pm to Sunday, July 31 - 9 am. Pitch your tent, enjoy a barbeque dinner, and an evening of family fun at our Annual Summer Family Campout! Activities include animal programs, night sky viewing in our Observatory, and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. In the morning, enjoy a pancake breakfast featuring our very own maple syrup. It's a great experience for the whole family. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. For cost and to register, please call 203.977.6521.


Family Day at Fairfield Museum and History Center

07/31/2011

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

From 12pm - 4pm, take a closer look at the IMAGES photography exhibit through family-friendly Scavenger Hunts and "Learning to Look" activities. Fee: Free for members, free with admission.

Summer Music Sundays Morning at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

07/31/2011 to 07/31/2011

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

Back for a repeat performance, Australian classical guitarist, Simon Powis!
Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as students from the Yale Graduate School of Music perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place in the Visitor Center. Members Free, Non members free with $6 garden admission. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail admin@bartlettarboretum.org


Sunday Explorers at The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

07/31/2011 to 07/31/2011

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

Each Sunday (with exception of special event days) – Join SM&NC education staff every Sunday for a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the Museum’s favorite features! Each week will focus on a different theme and may include visits with our live reptiles or farm animals, tastings in the garden, or great arts and craft experiences. Programs will feature both staff-led and self-guided activities for all ages. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to extend and enhance your SM&NC experience. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call , e-mail, or visit the website.


Gardens in Bloom Walking Tour

07/31/2011 to 07/31/2011

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

Tours begin at the Visitor Center terrace. Members free, non-members free with garden admission. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail admin@bartlettarboretum.org. Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.