4th Annual CancerCare Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope

04/17/2016

99 Tod's Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Phone: 203-663-2189.

4th Annual CancerCare® Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope--Greenwich Point, Old Greenwich, CT, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Join CancerCare's 4th Annual Walk/Run for Hope at spectacular Greenwich Point, 99 Tod's Driftway, in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on Sunday April 17, 2016. Walk or run to celebrate survivors, support those facing cancer and remember those lost while raising funds for CancerCare's free, professional support services available to anyone affected by cancer. Families, individuals and teams welcome. A children's half-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m. followed by a USATF-sanctioned 5K at 9:15 a.m. Entry fees are $40 per adult (13 and older), $20 per child (12 and under) and $10 per child for the fun run only. All participants receive a t-shirt. Race awards for the top finishers and awards to top individual and team fundraisers. Registration and check-in at 7:45 a.m. Register on line or call.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Father’s Day - Fantastic Fathers!

04/18/2016

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

1:15 am – Noon. Father's Day - Fantastic Fathers! All-day free admission for dads. Celebrate the Fantastic Fathers in our lives by creating quirky "Dad" glasses and making a card to let him know he's special!

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Workshop: Reductive Carving and Printing on the Letterpress--Norwalk

04/19/2016 to 04/21/2016

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

April 19-21, 2016--Mark Herschede, Untitled, Photopolymer Plate Letterpress--REDUCTIVE CARVING AND PRINTING ON THE LETTERPRESS with Mark Herschede Tuesday - Thursday, 10am-4pm. 3-day intensive workshop, limited to 8. This class will focus on a small, color edition of prints from a single reductive block or multiple reductive blocks taught using the Vandercook Number 4 letterpress. Students will gain an appreciation for both the speed and nimbleness of the letterpress in contrast with the traditional etching press setup, as well as its flexibility as a design and layout tool. With an equal emphasis on carving and blockmaking and presswork. The course will begin with a drawing transfer to a block, carving through the 'reductive woodcut' process, and taught how to print a multiple color edition from the same hand carved matrice through the use of mechanical registration techniques.

Beardsley Zoo -Evening Lecture Series

04/20/2016

1073 North Benson Road , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

Fairfield University is working with us on animal behavioral research projects. Come learn the answers to questions including: Will we hear the pitter patter of baby Snowy Owl feet in our future? What do our new Giant Anteaters do all day? What goes on underground in the Prairie Dog tunnels? Do Hellbenders prefer to dine in the dark? Can Sloths, Callimico Monkeys and Agoutis be nice and share? Why is our Porcupine so shy? These will all be addressed in a "Behind-the-scenes" lecture on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm at Fairfield University's DiMenna-Nyselius Library Auditorium Room 101. Suggested $10 donation, but free for Fairfield University students.

Bridgeport EarthFest 2016

04/21/2016

McLevy Green, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-690-1609.

10 am - 7:30 pm. The Kennedy Center's Maggie Daly Arts Coop (MDAC) and the Bijou Theatre are very excited to be hosting the first annual Bridgeport EarthFest on April 21, 2016. This celebration will bring all sectors of the community together to learn, experience and celebrate Earth Day through the arts.  creative artwork displays, Tai Chi, a drum circle, food trucks, music and so much more!

Bridgeport Hosts Earth Fest 2016

04/21/2016

275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604.

The Kennedy Center's Maggie Daly Arts Coop (MDAC) and the Bijou Theatre are very pleased to announce that we have received a Regional Initiative Grant to spearhead a Bridgeport EarthFest celebration that will bring all sectors of the community together to learn, experience and celebrate Earth Day through various art forms. The genesis of this project originated last year when MDAC artists created sculptures, weavings, and collaborative art from recyclable materials. These works were exhibited in an art show and the public was invited to a reception in the MDAC gallery (located in the former Read's building). The project's success and the excitement it engendered spurred us to expand this concept and reach out to the community-at-large to engage in an Earth Day commemoration. This year's vision is to sponsor several opportunities for local artists to create and display recyclable art and for other community members to join together creating art, interacting and learning from each other. With the understanding that this project may grow and evolve, current project activities include: A recyclable art exhibit by MDAC artists at the Bijou.
A recyclable art "contest" where participants works will be showcased at various partnering businesses in downtown Bridgeport.
A variety of Earth Day workshops on April 21st for community members and artists of all ages as well as a celebration on McLevy Green with tai chi, drumming circle and more. A community-wide "ribbon tying" symbolizing connections and intentions.
A culmination of EarthFest activities with a walk around the community culminating in a free celebration with music and awards at the Bijou.

New Canaan Nature Center - Eat, Drink, Learn!

04/21/2016

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203)-966-9577 x20.

6:30pm Join your friends for our annual series of fun, educational events for the 21+ crowd! Share a specialty drink and bite with friends and adjourn to the Sturgess Room for an engaging discussion. Tickets are available for each event and the full series. Spend the evening with us learning how frogs, turtles, snakes, lizards, and toads are vital components to our local ecosystem. We will also explore the differences in their spring time calls. Event Ticket: Member $30 / Non-Member $40

New Canaan Nature Center - Earth Day Fun

04/22/2016 to 04/23/2016

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203)-966-9577.

FRIDAY, April 22-Earth Day Craft, At Green & Tonic (5 Burtis Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840) 2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. SATURDAY, April 23- Lecture & Book Signing with Wayne Pacelle, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Humane Society of the United States and author of The Humane Economy At New Canaan Nature Center (sponsored by New Canaan Nature Center & Elm Street Books) 1:30 P.M.. Explore Nature's Wonders At Grace Farms (365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT 06840) 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Astronomy Nights: Summer Starbirth: the Nebulous Cribs of Baby Stars

04/22/2016

151 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6537.

7:30 pm. Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Summer Starbirth: the Nebulous Cribs of Baby Stars, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Summer Starbirth: the Nebulous Cribs of Baby Stars

04/22/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203.322.1646.

7:30 pm Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Summer Starbirth: the Nebulous Cribs of Baby Stars, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. Location: Behind the Heckscher Farm, enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter - 151 Scofieldtown Road. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3.