Captain's Cove Seaport - The Freedom Schooner Amistad is at The Cove!

08/16/2014 to 08/17/2014

Black Rock Harbor, 1 Bostwick Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-903-1807 .

Saturday the 16th & Sunday the 17th The Freedom Schooner Amistad is at The Cove! Dockside tours are Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm and are FREE! Harbor Sails are Sat & Sun 6:30pm to 8:30pm and are $40/adults, $25/Seniors & $10/youth (12yrs & under). Space is limited so call 203-903-1807 to reserve your tickets!

Weir Farm National Historic Holds Poetry of Painting Walk at Weir Farm

08/16/2014

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06470. Phone: 203-834-1896.

On Saturday, August 16 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you listen to poetry inspired by the paintings of Julian Alden Weir. The poetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captures the mystical and illusionary qualities of the landscape that caused J. Alden Weir to refer to his Branchville farm as 'The Land of Nod' - the magical place of sleep and dreams. There is no fee to participate in the walk, but registration is required and space is limited. To register for the Poetry of Painting Walk, or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28. Bonnie Tremante graduated with a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Reading and Language Arts from Montclair University, and earned a Humanities and Writing Certificate of Advanced Study from Wesleyan University. She taught for 14 years in the Wilton Public School system in the English Department. Bonnie continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where she enjoys transcribing historic letters, staffing the historic studios as a Studio Docent, and presenting special interpretive programs. Weir Farm National Historic Site was home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism, acquired the farm in 1882. After Weir, the artistic legacy was continued by his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir Young and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young, followed by New England painters Sperry and Doris Andrews. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation's finest remaining landscapes of American art.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Farm Market

08/17/2014

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

Sundays, August 17 – October 5, 10am – 2pm. We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays! The Farm Market will be located conveniently on the Meadow. New and additional vendors will offer a wider variety of fresh, local items. The Market will also feature a different food truck each week so you can enjoy lunch at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. We'll be selling our very own products from Heckscher Farm — fresh eggs, maple syrup and yarn. Each Sunday, activities for families will be led by one of our environmental educators. SM&NC Sunday Market Admission: FREE. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Market Madness Sundays

08/17/2014

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

Sundays, August 17 - August 31, 10 am - 2 pm. Come for a self-guided craft on the Meadow, oxen demonstrations, and lunch with Bert & Edie, North American River Otters, each week. At 11:30 am, "Follow Your Food" by learning where some of your favorite foods come from through live animal visits, cooking experiences, and take-home plantings. Get an SM&NC Farm Journal and discover the "Mystery Food of the Week" by learning each week about an ingredient featured at the market. Get a stamp in your journal and use multi-stamped journals to win a prize. All activities are weather related except for otter feeding. 10 am - 2 pm      Self-guided craft 10:30 am   Oxen Demonstration 11:30 am   Follow Your Food 1 pm Otter Feeding Demonstration Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Animal Meet and Greet

08/17/2014

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

Sundays, August 17 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm. Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up close! From goats to guinea pigs and lambs to leopard geckos, see which animals call the SM&NC home. Great for all ages! Program is approximately 15-20 minutes and will meet at the Outdoor Classroom by the Otter Pond. In inclement weather, meet at Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Bartlett Arboretum Summer Concert

08/17/2014

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

10:00 a.m. Xinyi Xu performs the viola and at 5:00 p.m. Pinhead Angels performs.

Audubon Greenwich - Indian Spring Pond “Creature Feature & Exploration

08/17/2014

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

10:30 am-12:00 Noon. Hop around the pond with Audubon staff to get an up-close view of the many tiny creatures that call Indian Spring Pond home. Aquatic species that that are likely to be discovered include various frogs and their tadpoles, red-spotted newts, giant water bugs, dragonfly and damselfly 'instars' and much more! $5 person. All ages welcome. All equipment provided; please leave equipment home.

Greenwich Point Concerts The Dover Boys

08/17/2014

Tod's Driftway, Greenwich, CT

5:30 - 7 p.m. country, blue grass and electic music. Be sure to bring your chairs or blanket, refreshments, and your vehicle permit and beach passes. The shows go on rain or shine, in the event of rain, the concerts are held inside at the Old Greenwich-Riverside Civic Center on Harding Road in Old Greenwich. For more information about Town of Greenwich Park Passes, call 203-861-3169

Stamford Jewish Community Center: Summer Vacation Day Programs- Grades K-6

08/18/2014 to 08/22/2014

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

Monday August 18 To Friday August 22, 8am – 6pm.Monday-Baking a Mitzvah, Tuesday-Scavenger Hunt, Wednesday- Ice Cream Craze. Thursday- Summer Fun. Friday- Check out all the fun the JCC has to offer. We will swim, play in our playground, play foosball, check out J-Gaming and much more! All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut free / kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Participants supply their own lunches. Each session: JCC Members $60 / Community $75. Drop-ins are available if space allows and require an additional $10 fee. Register online at stamfordjcc.org, or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900. For more information, contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org.

Westport Historical Society Ghosts, Werewolves & Zombies in CT

08/18/2014 to 08/21/2014

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

Dare to be Spooky: A Creative Writing Camp, for ages 8-13. 10 am- 2pm. This workshop is led by Christina Frei, a creative catalyst who is the author of 5 Rockstars of the American Revolution, which challenges readers to think creatively about the Founding Fathers and themselves. This creative effort got Ms. Frei on the Today Show, NBC News, and the History Channel where she shared her unique approach. Members are $200 and non-members are $235. Enrollment is limited, so call early, to register, call 203-222-1424