Garden Education Center of Greenwich Offers Tour of Wildflowers & the Primrose at Pinetum--Cos Cob


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Wildflowers & the Primrose--Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:30 am. Rain Date - May 22nd. A sight to behold are the Primrose in the wetlands of the Pinetum. Planted more than 75 years ago, these beauties are beautiful when they are at their peak in the spring.  We will also visit the 50th Anniversary Wildflower Trail and learn about the lore and adaptability our native woodland wildflowers.
Dress for the weather & wear comfortable shoes. Registration Required. Cost: Free.

Beardsley Zoo - Endangered Species Weekend

05/16/2014 to 05/18/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Endangered species awareness events encourage people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered animals and plants and what actions can be taken to help preserve their future. Participate in a scavenger hunt featuring exotic and domestic endangered animals! Sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo AAZK Chapter.

Westport Historical Society - Woog’s World of Westport Bus Tour


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

12:45 - 3 p.m. Whether you've lived here a few days or many decades, this is the tour of Westport you've always dreamed of taking. It begins where last year's left off, covering the north and east parts of town. Reservations are required, space is limited, 203-222-1424. The cost is $25 per person.

Wine-Tasting Event May 17th to Benefit Aquarium


10 North Water St. , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700, ext. 2206. .

Savor some fine wines, sample delicious foods and browse fine home furnishings during a special evening fund-raiser on Sat., May 17 at the Lillian August Warehouse in South Norwalk. New Canaan Wine Merchants will present wines from around the world to sample (and take orders for bottles you like) during this fun event, from 6 to 8 p.m., during which Lillian August will offer 20 percent discounts on all purchases. Tickets are $25 ($20 for Aquarium members), with proceeds going to The Maritime Aquarium. Get tickets at the door or in advance online or by calling reservations at 203-852-0700, ext. 2206. (Mon. - Fri. from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.)

Discovery Museum and Planetarium Hosts An Evening Benefitting the Museum--Bridgeport


4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521 Ext. 130.

On May 17, 2014 from 7PM to 11PM the Discovery Museum and Planetarium will hold an evening benefitting the museum entitled:  The Science of Luxury from Stars to Cars.  An elegant display of classic motorcars, telescope viewings and astronomy presentation.  Open bar and hors d'oeuvres, cigars and fine beverages.  Live and Silent auctions, private tours and more.  Call to purchase tickets.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - 51st Spring on the Farm Festival

05/17/2014 to 05/18/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 322-1646.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the latest additions to the Heckscher Farm family. Watch as the flock of sheep gets its annual shearing and learn about what happens with their wooly coats. See first hand how to turn wool into felt or yarn, among a variety of other hands-on demonstrations. There will be activities for all ages including storytelling, face painting, crafts, a plant and herb sale, and more. There will be an assortment of local food trucks with refreshments for sale, hayride tickets for purchase, and our galleries will be open. Join us for this fun family day on the farm! Adm. $10, children (3 & under) free.

Bruce Museum Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

05/17/2014 to 05/18/2014

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6740 .

10 - 5.  The Bruce Museum's Outdoor Crafts Festival runs rain or shine on the grounds of the Museum. Over eighty artisans gather together to share their unique talents and crafts at this nationally recognized event. Juried exhibitors specialize in ceramics, jewelry, wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts and glass, all available for purchase. The Festival also includes fun and educational activities for children, international cuisine, and live musical performances on both days.

Tree Festival at Cranbury Park--Norwalk


Graummon Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-854-3200.

Tree Festival returns to Cranbury Park May 1-- Norwalk's annual spring tribute to leafy greenery is set for Cranbury Park May 17 (Saturday) rebranded for 2014 as the Connecticut Tree Festival to take into account a growing sphere of interest.
The festival is a family-oriented day of entertainment and education, dedicated to advancing the place trees occupy in the vitality of the ecology. The format assembles up to 40 exhibitors in booths on a U-shaped midway. On the periphery tree care specialists offer kiddies rides to the treetops either in cherry-pickers or securely strapped in a rope harness, all under supervision.
Everything in the park is free to the public--admission, parking, door prizes, even a picnic-style lunch, juice or bottled water included. Exhibitors also pay nothing. And they are not permitted to sell merchandise or services on the grounds. In other words, no one has to put their hand in their pocket on-site for anything. The Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, NY is returning to the festival as an exhibitor with a booth on the grassy expanse of the park. So are Wildlife in Crisis of Weston, CT, Earthplace of Westport and Connecticut's Search and Rescue dog team. Appearing for the first time is the Art Academy of Weir Farm in Wilton with a booth on the midway and a display of arboreal art called "A Celebration of Trees" in the neighboring Gallaher Mansion, the castle-like building on the grounds. The artwork goes on display beforehand at the G&B Cultural Center (49 New St.) in the Georgetown section of Wilton, starting April 22. If householders bring with them sample leaves or twigs, certified arborists are on-site to help identify trees, foliage or unusual conditions. Look for signs that read:"Ask the Arborist." Face-painting, scavenger hunts and arts and crafts have been arranged as additional activities for the youn, ger set. The festival runs rain or shine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. In a mid-day ceremony, an eastern redbud tree is to be planted to honor the late Dick Aime who died last year at age 93 after many years as secretary of the Norwalk Tree Alliance.     

Cannondale Village Spring Craft Festival - Wilton

05/17/2014 to 05/18/2014

28 Cannon Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-513-8690.

Cannondale craft fair is held in a historic village with shops and restaurant.   Free admission, This will be a JURIED show Hours: 10 - 4 Sat.,  11 - 5 Sun..

Beardsley Zoo - Armed Forces Day


1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563..

Veterans and active service people are free and their family (up to 6 individuals) receives a 15% discount on admission.