Silvermine Art Show - Artisan’s Trunk Show

04/27/2013

1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700, ext. 20.

On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will find a beautiful array of items in this unique artisan’s show. Work on display will feature: jewelry designers, a wood turner, a clothing designer, a stationer and a gingerbread designer! Artists featured in the trunk show include: Jewelry designers Regine Stone and Laurette O’Neil, wood turner Zach Hadlock, Elisabethan clothing designs, stationer Lynda Campbell, and Karen Zuckert of Gingerbitz. Don’t miss out, come and check out these one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else!

Jones Family Winery Enjoying Global Flavors Memorable Meals Series: Flavors of Sicily [*V]

04/27/2013

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Enjoying Global Flavors Memoral Meals Series is a series of hands-on cooking classes where we explore the spices and favorite ingredients of other lands. Come learn the secrets of another cuisine. Registration includes apron, recipes, meal and glass of wine. Limit 12 students. Menu: White Bean Soup, Lasagna Pronto, Fennel & Orange Salad, Pistachio Biscotti [*V] - Denotes Vegetarian Friendly Menu Cost: $80 per student.

Contemporary Art Fair & American Craft Show Connecticut - SoNo Field House - Norwalk

04/27/2013 to 04/28/2013

SoNo House, 365 Martin Luther King Drive, Norwalk, CT Phone: 845 355 2400.

Saturday, April 27 10am-6pm - Sunday, April 28 10am-5pm.  Over 100 Exhibitors: 200 Juried artists. Entertainment. Indoors
SoNo Field House, 365 Martin Luther King Drive. Two Shows one admission. Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center, The Contemporary Art Fair & The American Fine Craft Show are scheduled to open SoNo Field House in Norwalk with 200 artists from around the country.

The Barnum Museum: "Stealing Lincoln's Body." A talk by author Thomas J. Craughwell

04/28/2013

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

Held in the People's United Bank Gallery connected at the back of the museum's historic structure.
Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Admission: Free to Barnum Museum members, $5 for non-members. The Barnum Museum will present the amazing and largely forgotten story of a gang of Chicago counterfeiters who, on the night of the presidential elections in 1876, attempted to steal the entombed and embalmed body of Abraham Lincoln and hold it for ransom. Visit the website for more information.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

04/28/2013

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

Sundays, April 28 - May 26, Noon to 4 pm, (no class 5/19) Come explore the SM&NC! Our popular guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greet" return, joined by an all-new "Star Stories" program in our Museum galleries. Stop by the Overbrook Nature Center for self- guided crafts, to visit our animals, or join us for a program. Different themes, animals, and stories will be featured each week. 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


Beardsley Zoo Autism Friendly Family Day

04/28/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

As part of Autism Awareness Month, we'll have an 8:30 am early open for families to become familiar with the environment. Buy one, get one free: With every $12 adult ticket purchased, receive 1 child ticket free ($10 savings). Children under 3 are free. An Autism Speaks representative has trained zoo staff and a quiet area will be available for your family's convenience. Pre-register at http://bit.ly/16RvsTH and check in at the Autism Speaks table outside the zoo entrance to take part in this discount. Presented by Autism Speaks and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo.

Stamford Community Jewish Center - Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Westhill High School

04/28/2013

125 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT 06902. Phone: 203.487.0970 .

Sunday, April 28, 12 – 1 p.m. Registration 1 – 3 p.m. J-Serve & Westhill High School present a walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention In memory of those who are no longer with us. The community is invited to join grades 9 – 12 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Teens can receive community service credit for participating. Registration fee for participation is $18 and includes the walk, a shirt, and lunch. Additional donations are encouraged. For more information contact Louis Lasko at 203.487.0970 or llasko@stamfordjcc.org.

 

Audubon Greenwich ~ Urban Oases: Expanding Bird Habitat

04/28/2013

613 RIversville Road, Greenwich, CT

2:00-3:30 pm Join Audubon's Patrick Comins and Michelle Frankel for a special presentation & walk through Greenwich's Montgomery Pinetum. Co-sponsored by: Bruce Museum, Garden Education Center, and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy. Details online: www.AudubonCT.org. RSVP to 203-869-5272 x239.

Bruce Museum - Sharks and Rays of the North Atlantic: Jaws or National Treasure?

04/28/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

2 p.m.  The largest sharks and rays roaming our oceans are among the most spectacular—and endangered—species on earth. Yet despite their size and threatened status, we know remarkably little about them. This lack of knowledge directly impacts our ability to implement effective conservation efforts, and more generally, our efforts to understand the structure and functioning of ocean ecosystems. Using data from our satellite-based electronic tagging efforts, Dr. Thorrold will provide new glimpses into the lives of the Atlantic Ocean's largest sharks and rays and highlight some of the remarkable movements they are undertaking. Free with Museum admission.

Creating Habitat Oases for Migrating Songbirds at Bruce Museum

04/28/2013

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Held at Garden Education Center of Greenwich. 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob Join Audubon's Patrick Comins and Michelle Frankel for a special presentation and walk through Greenwich's Montgomery Pinetum to learn about simple ways to enhance our backyards, school grounds and public parks to provide quality habitat for migrating songbirds. Co-sponsored by Audubon Connecticut, Greenwich Tree Conservancy, Bruce Museum and Garden Education Center. RSVP to Greenwich Tree Conservancy at 203- 869-1464. Audubon's Habitat Oases program identifies, improves and conserves important stop-over habitat for migrating songbirds all along the Atlantic migratory flyway, focusing on urban and suburban areas and other landscapes where there is limited quality habitat. The program, performed in collaboration with Audubon chapters, state and municipal parks departments, and other groups, engages volunteer birdwatchers – citizen scientists – in migratory songbird surveys of urban/suburban green spaces. The surveys help us to determine the characteristics of high quality stop-over habitat and which species of plants are most beneficial as food sources for migrating song