Earth Day at Stepping Stones Museum for Children


303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 899-0606.

Earth Day Activities, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The museum celebrates Earth Day with drop-in, hands-on explorations in the Community Garden. Free with museum admission. Earth Day Performance: The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show, 11 a.m.This wacky, action-packed science show will inspire excitement in renewable energy. "Eco-Man" uses gripping experiments and visual effects to transform wind and solar energy into usable green power. Free with museum admission.

Earth Day Jazz Concert

04/22/2012 to 04/22/2012

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

Come to Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens for a 90 minute Jazz concert followed by complimentary wine & cheese "Meet the Musicians" Reception.

The Bartlett Arboretum will kick off a Jazz Concert Series with its first Concert featuring a performance by 4 renowned Jazz performers; guitarist Gene Bertoncini and special guests drummer Joe Corsella; violinist Sara Caswell and bassist Michael Moore. Members $25, N/M $30.

For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail

* * * * * 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.

Feeding Frenzy: Lizards, Creepy Crawlers and Amphibians at Center at Fairfield


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

4 – 4:30 p.m.Come watch as our naturalists feed some of the Center's resident animals. Discover fun facts and get an up-close view of these amazing critters. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free but donations of laundry detergent and dishwashing soap to support our Animal Care Program are greatly appreciated.

Film Screening: The Tuneables at the Stepping Stones Museum


303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

11 a.m.March, tap and sing with the beloved characters from Tuneville and open your child's world to the joys of learning music. The award-winning, animated series teaches the fundamentals of music to preschool children in a fun and engaging way. Free with museum admission.

Community Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration at The Stamford Community Jewish Center

04/26/2012 to 04/26/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0941.

Get a taste of Israel as the community celebrates Israel’s 64th birthday. Meet the Tzahal Shalom officers, followed by arts and crafts, Israeli dances, fun and games and free cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn. M / NM $5. For more information, call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941, visit the website or email.

Astronomy Nights: Saturn – Lord of The Rings - Stamford Museum & Nature Center

04/27/2012 to 04/27/2012

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

Join us for a night exploring the gas giant that has intrigued scientists since Galileo’s time. What are the rings? How far away is Saturn? And why does it look so much different from the rest of the planets in our solar system? After the presentation, enjoy a viewing through the 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Members: Free/Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. For more information call,, e-mail, or visit website.

52nd Annual Hooked Rug Show at Fairield Grace United Methodist Church - Fairfield


1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT 06825. Phone: 203-943-9283 . Fax: 203-372-0179.

On Sat. from 9 am. to 3:00 p.m.  $5. Admission - Door Prizes. Free admission to Registrants who arrive by 9:30 a.m. with five hooked pieces or more for display. All hooked items are appreciated for the exhibit. Rug Registration will take place on Friday from 4 - 7 p.m  or Sat. 8 - 11 a.m. Bring your frame and hooking, and join us for a hook in!  Rug Hookng Supplies and accessories will be available from our participating vendors from 9 - 3 p.m. Also at 1 p.m. "Hooked Art of Contemporary hooking Artists" presentation by Liz Alpert Fay.  All prceeds from this event benefit charitable organizations in our community.  For more information call or email.

Westport Historical Society Event: Is It a Treasure


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-1424.

Is It a Treasure? Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Two items for $30, plus $10  for each additional item to a max of five. Appointments are required. Call 203-222-1424.-- If  you've always wondered about the value of that old ladder-back chair  from Great-Aunt Agatha, here's your chance to find out. Dust it off and  bring it to the Westport Historical Society's version of "The Antiques  Road Show" on April 28. Professional appraiser James Lipton of Easton will be on hand to offer an opinion.

Pet Awareness and Adoption Day at Beardsley Zoo


1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Noon - 3:00 pmJoin the Zoo for Pet Awareness and Adoption Day. Together with regional animal adoption and rescue organizations, you'll learn about the wonderful animals we live with every day - our pets! We'll host experts on pet care and safety, present crafts for the kids, and other surprises.  Take part and learn about caring for your family's best friend.

And the Bugles Sang


Quick Center for the Arts Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Phone: 800-663-9018.

With the MCC Festival Orchestra. Featuring: The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, My God is a Rock, Private First Class Jesse Givens, Remember Me, There is a Balm in Gilead, Hymn to the New Age.