Musica Plenti to sing "Music for a Summer Afternoon" Summer Solstice Concert at Greenwich Audubon Center


613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272 x239.

On Sunday,  3:00 -5:00 pm At Audubon Greenwich/ The award-winning vocal chamber ensemble Musica Plenti, Artists-in-Residence at the Greenwich Audubon Center, will present its Summer Solstice Concert, "Music for a Summer Afternoon," "From the famous medieval carol, 'Sumer Is Icumen In' to settings of Shakespeare songs from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Tempest' by early 20th century composer Amy Beach, the program is suffused with the music of nature," said Alma Hamilton, conductor. In addition to the above-mentioned works, the first half will feature English madrigals by Thomas Morley and John Bennet, and a variety of American works: Kirke Mechem's "He's Gone Away," "Kansas Boys," and "New York Girls"; and the hilarious "Seasonings," by P. D. Q. Bach, otherwise known as Peter Schickele. The melodious song cycle "Neue Liebeslieder," ("New Love Songs") by Johannes Brahms will open the second half, followed by Four English Folk Songs set by Ralph Vaughan Williams, including "The Spring Time of the Year" and "Just as the Tide Was Flowing." Aaron Copland's settings of early American songs, including "Zion's Walls," "Little Horses," "The Dodger," and "Simple Gifts" will then be sung. The concert will conclude with the rousing "Celebrate," by the composer and tenor Robert Puleo. For more information visit the website.

Stamford Kic It Triathlon Sponsored by Kids in Crisis


818 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. Phone: 203-622-6556.

On Sunday, June 26, 2011--6:30Am to 1PM-- join triathletes and relay teams of all abilities in the 4th Annual Stamford Kic It Triathlon.  Participants will brave the Long Island Sound for a .9 mile swim, quickly mount their bikes for a 24.8 mile ride through North Stamford, and then will run through the streets of downtown Stamford to complete the 6.2 mile run.  Three hundred area volunteers will support the athletes as they race to raise money for Kids in Crisis and then will enjoy a family festival at Columbus Park.  Race starts at Cummings Beach Park.  Check the website for registration and further information.

Summer Music Sundays Morning at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

06/26/2011 to 06/26/2011

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

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, email or visit the website.

Sunday Explorers

06/26/2011 to 06/26/2011

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

11 am – 3 pm, 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 203.322.1646, e-mail, or visit

Summer Music Sundays Evening- Radon Love at The Bartlett Arboretum Gardens - Stamford

06/26/2011 to 06/26/2011

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

Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a night of great music. Enjoy the mix of perennial favorites, as well as new artists who will be performing among the magnificent trees and gardens. Member $5 per person, Non member $10 per person. Radon Love is a band of 7 musicians who happen to be good friends. Above all they love to play music and have fun. They¹re good at both of these endeavors and enjoy sharing the experience. For more information, call, email or visit the website.

Hands on History Monroe Historical Society

06/27/2011 to 07/01/2011

31 Great Ring Road, Monroe, CT Phone: (203) 261-1383.

Dates for Hands on History this year are June 27 - July 1.  The regular session this year will be June 27 - 30, Monday through Thursday from 9:30 - 1:30.  The optional day will be Friday, July 1. Monday through Wednesday meet at the Beardsley House on Great Ring Road where the children will have an opportunity to try their hands at a variety of colonial activities and crafts.  Thursday we will meet at the Meetinghouse on the corner of Barn Hill Road and East Village Road and walk to the colonial-era East Village Cemetery.  The optional day, Friday, we will meet at the 1790 Schoolhouse on Wheeler Road and walk to the History Room of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and also visit the David Merrill Mural on the ground floor of the library. Children will bring a bag lunch.  Snacks and drinks will be provided. Fees:  Mon - Thurs:  Members $80, Non-members $100. Optional day Fri: Members $20, Non-members $25 Fees for siblings:  Mon - Thurs, Members $70, Non-members $90 Optional day Fri:  Members $10, Non-members, $20.

June Paddle Smart Event in Greenwich


242 South Water Street, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-531-3168.

On Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6PM Rudy's Tackle Barn will conduct a Paddle Smart Workshop as part of the Connecticut Water Trails Program.  A good opportuniy to review kayak safety, presented by an ACA Coastal Kayak level 3 instructor.  $5 registration fee.  Sponsored by CG Auxiliary.  Class is 6-8PM.  Reserve a space by calling 203-531-3168.

Lee DeWyse to perform at Alive @ Five Summer Concert Series - Downtown Stamford


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

On Thursday, at 5 p.m. Lee DeWyse.  For further information on Alive @ Five Concert series, call or visit the the website.