The Stamford Museum & Nature Center - The Art of Bonsai

04/26/2013 to 04/28/2013

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

April 26, 1 - 4 pm, April 27, 10 am - 4 pm, April 28, 11 am - 4 pm. To celebrate Arbor Day, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Yama Ki Bonsai Society of the Greater New York Area are proud to present the second annual exhibition: "Art of the Bonsai." The talented members of Yama Ki will answer questions and explain the process of the ancient art of bonsai, the meticulous shaping of plants into miniature versions of trees. Seventy-five unique bonsai trees will be displayed in the traditional fashion in the Stamford Museum's Bendel Gallery and Great Hall.  The event will feature a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with a demonstration and lecture on the history of tea on Saturday at 1 pm. Customary Japanese tea and snacks will be served. A limited number of spaces are available for the tea ceremony; advance registration is required by calling 203.977.6521.
A hands-on demonstration of bonsai techniques will be held on Sunday at 1 pm, this event is free and open to the public.
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.

Westport Historical Society -The Battle of Compo

04/26/2013 to 04/28/2013

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

On Friday, April 26th the Westport Historical Society will host a reception and special presentation on The Battle of Compo, its 236th Anniversary, along with a collection of historical documents and artifacts from "History You Can Own" which are for sale through Rockwell Art and Framing in Westport. WHS will host this special event throughout the weekend. Mr. Reznikoff will be the guest speaker on Friday and bring with him various items related to the Battle of Compo and Danbury. Betty and Ralph Sheffer Gallery, Guest Speaker, John Reznikoff. Friday, April 26, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Reservations Recommended. Additional Sale days are: Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday, April 28, Noon- 4pm.

Bridgeport Bluefish Opening Day

04/26/2013

500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-345-4800.

Come on down to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard to cheer on the Bridgeport Bluefish as the team kicks off Opening Day and the start of their 15th season. The Bluefish take the field to welcome New Jersey's Camden Riversharks for a four-day stretch. Baseball in Bridgeport offers a great time for all ages, check out the schedule and grab tickets for the whole season. The Bluefish home opener will be against the York Revolution on Friday, April 26 at 7:05 p.m. For the majority of the season, Monday through Friday contests will start at 7:05 p.m., Saturday games will begin at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday tilts will be played at 1:05 p.m. For more information, visit www.bridgeportbluefish.com or call (203) 345-4800. The Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball Club, a charter team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, plays its home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, located off Exit 27 of I-95 on the corner of Broad Street and South Frontage Road in Bridgeport. 2013 season tickets and ticket plans are available by calling 203-345-4800. Visit the Bluefish online at www.bridgeportbluefish.com.

Jones Family Winery Spring Sip & Savor Series: Santorini Romance

04/26/2013

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: Lamb Kebobs with Tzatziki & Greek Potatoes Cost: $65/student.

Earthplace - The Nature Discovery Center - Movies Under The Stars

04/26/2013

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-7253.

Movie Under the Stars: The Lorax April 26th, 7:00 PM. Come watch a family-friendly movie under the stars outside in the Earthplace sanctuary on our huge 9x12 foot screen!  Bring a blanket and snuggle up with your loved ones. Movie begins at dusk. Concessions will be available. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors in our auditorium.  Gates open at 7 PM. After-hour admission $20/member family; $25/non-member family. (includes admission to Natureplace and use of bathroom facilities) Visit the website for more information.

Wilton Historical Society Walking Tour : History of Lambert Corners

04/27/2013

224 Danbury Road , Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11 a.m. Join us for a walking tour of Lambert Corners where eight historic buildings have been moved. Learn the history of these buildings and their significance to the town. Tour will begin at Lambert Corners (150 Danbury Road, at the intersection of Routes 7 and 33) and conclude at the David Lambert House with light refreshments. Please wear comfortable walking attire. Free to members, $10 for non-members

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Alien Invaders with Animal Embassy

04/27/2013

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

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning with a hike through SM&NC's woodland preserve, join Animal Embassy to search for invasive species. After the hike, return to the Animal Embassy building and meet several live "Alien Invaders" and learn how these animals are able to overcome the challenges of life in a foreign land, and how Animal Embassy uses these and many other Animal Ambassadors to educate about and help prevent further alien invasions. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Register early, this sells out every year! Pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 203.977.6521. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


Audubon Greenwich ~ Bird Walk

04/27/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

7:00-8:45 am ~ Bird Walk (Main Sanctuary) Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Audubon Greenwich parking area on Riversville Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230.

Silvermine School of Art Materials & Equipment Tag Sale Fundraiser

04/27/2013

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

On Saturday 10 - 5 p.m. An assortment of great treasures can be found at this tag sale, including stretcher bars, paints (oil, acrylics, watercolors and pastels), a wide variety of frames, cameras, enlargers, ceramic supplies, painting and drawing materials, photography, printmaking, jewelry and sculpture supplies and equipment, and of course art books. All at unbelievable prices! All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Silvermine Scholarship Fund for Children.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Bluebird and Tree Swallow Nestbox Happenings

04/27/2013

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Audubon Greenwich from  2:00-3:30 pm ~ Bluebird and Tree Swallow Nestbox Happenings.
Join a leisurely stroll to check out the activity of two of our most regular nestbox inhabitants. We'll listen for songs and calls, watch for feeding activity, courtship and competition with other species. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.