Audubon Center at Fairfield Connecticut Open House Day – free event

06/10/2017

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

10:30 am - 11:30 am. oes your family enjoy watching American robins searching for worms in your backyard, or a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead? Then join our Naturalist to discover more about birds. You'll learn the basic on how to identify birds, and then go on a walk to put your skills to work. 10% off in the Nature Store, too! Preregistration required. Please call 203-259-6305 ext. 109. -

The Glass House Summer Party

06/10/2017

Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866.811.4111..

12 noon to 4 pm. Please join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House to the public at the 2017 Glass House Summer Party on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. Tickets available online.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Kids Food Festival and My Ability

06/10/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

10 am - 3 pm Kids Food Festival - The mission of the Kids Food Festival is to teach families how to make balanced food choices through fun and engaging activities. My Ability 11 am A sensory-friendly workshop open to families with children with special needs visiting through Accessibility Day.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

06/10/2017 to 06/11/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking ENCAUSTIC MONOTYPES AND TRANSFERS ON ENCAUSTIFLEX

06/10/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10 am - 4 pm. In this class, artists will work with Encaustic (hot wax) paint on individual flat heated palettes which is then used for printing, drawing, painting and transferred onto Encaustiflex, a highly sensitive, absorbent, rip-proof flexible substrate. This very fluid method of printmaking allows for the very detailed embellishment of monotypes, which may be hung without frame or glass and can be sewn to make artist's books.

Earth Place Birds of Prey Feeding and Trading Post

06/10/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-257-4400.

Birds of Prey Feeding 3:00 PM Observe the naturalists feed our birds of prey. Questions welcome! Rain or shine; included with admission. Nature's Trading Post - 3:30 PM. Share your collection of nature finds, tell us the story of your item, and trade it for something new. Please no objects regulated by state or federal law, such as bird feathers, nests, eggs, and any endangered species. Please do not bring in anything that will rot or smell.

P.T. Barnum Presents the Divine Jenny Lind!

06/11/2017

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

2-4 p.m. Kathleen Maher, Executive Director of the Barnum Museum, highlights the amazing story of one of the most successful collaborations in musical history! Barnum created a musical and cultural sensation of singer Jenny Lind, whom he paid an unprecedented thousand dollars a night (some $30,000 in today's dollars) to tour America in the early 1850's. The "Swedish Nightingale" was then unknown in the United States, but thanks to Barnum's promotion, the singer – lauded for her wholesomeness and devotion to charity as well as her operatic voice – became the hottest ticket anywhere.
Join us for a riveting presentation of the Jenny Lind & Barnum story and enjoy musical interludes that engage the senses and embraces the melodic sounds of a Jenny Lind performance. No registration required. $5.00 Suggested Donation; free to members and children under 12.

SM&NC Sunday Farm Market

06/11/2017 to 10/08/2017

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

0 am - 2 pm The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market returns to its summertime setting on the Meadow. Many favorites are back, and we've added some new vendors to offer a wider variety of items. Also available are our very own farm-fresh eggs from Heckscher Farm, maple syrup made in our maple sugar shack, and wool from our sheep. There will be weekly farm-related family activities during the "Market Madness" program led by one of our environmental educators. Admission to the Sunday Farm Market, only, is free; gate admission is required for all non-members who opt to participate in Market Madness activities.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion When The Groom Had His Own Cake: Food & Wedding Traditions, 1850 to the Present

06/11/2017

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

Reception: 2:30-3:00pm. Talk: 3:00-4:00pm. Tour: 4:00-4:30pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 8, 2017 $15 for members, $20 for non-members To Purchase Tickets Please Click Here. Food Historian Sarah Wassberg will discuss food and its relation to wedding traditions. In her talk, she will illustrate how American weddings went from families in the parlor to today's lavish dinners with dancing. Topics covered include wedding cakes and the peculiar tradition of souvenir cake, at-home wedding breakfasts and standing receptions, especially the preponderance of sweetbreads on wedding menus prior to 1950, and the post-war professionalization of the wedding industry.

Greenwich Historical Society Julie Seton to Speak on Her Celebrated Grandfather

06/11/2017

363 Riversville Road,, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

Tours and Reception 3:00 to 4:00 pm Program begins at 4:15 pmErnest Thompson Seton is known as a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America, but he was also a world renown artist-naturalist, nature writer, advocate of First Tribes, and founder or co-founder of other organizations that emphasize nature study, campcraft and character development. He was a man ahead of his time. This talk by Julie Seton will touch on the highlights of his life with special attention to how his Greenwich, CT estate, called Wyndygoul, was instrumental in shaping these programs. Julie Seton, granddaughter of Julia Moss and Ernest Thompson Seton, grew up at Seton Castle, her grandparents' homestead in Santa Fe, NM. his event, cosponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, Greenwich Chapter, will be held at the Ernest Thompson Seton Reservation. An optional walking tour of the reservation (wear comfy shoes) and a reception will precede the lecture.