Beardsley Zoo Mothers Day

05/14/2017

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

 9 am - 4 pm.  Bring your mother or your grandmother to the Zoo on Mother's Day and her ticket is on the Zoo. Enjoy this special day by visiting our animals and having lunch in the Peacock Pavilion.

Bruce Museum Science on the Silver Screen. Arrival

05/14/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1:30 pm - 4 pm.  Enjoy an afternoon at the movies with the experts! This is the first in a 3-part series of summer movie screenings followed by Q&A sessions with scientists to explain what was right, what was wrong, and what was just confusing.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour

05/14/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm. Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator, provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

05/14/2017

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.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Sunday Explorers

05/14/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-1646.

Our popular Sunday drop-in programs return for the Spring season. Join us for a weekly hike on our nature trails or to meet and feed some of our Heckscher WILD! animals. Explore Heckscher Farm as we greet goats, plant in our organic vegetable garden, peak into our historic barns, and more! We will have some great self-guided crafts and additional animals and exhibits, too, in Overbrook Nature Center. Recommended for ages 5 & up.

Westport Arts Center Pacifica String Quartet

05/14/2017

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

3 - 5 pm. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world's major concert halls. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009 – 2012) – a position that has otherwise been held only by the Guarneri String Quartet – and received the 2009 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich -Beauty in the Landscape

05/15/2017

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

1 pm. Good landscape design hinges on one basic concept, choosing the right plant in the right place. Join Alan Gorkin for a private walk around Sleepy Cat Farm and learn how careful planning and site evaluation can produce a beautiful landscape of plants with deeper roots, fewer pest problems, and the need for less water to look beautiful all year. Alan will point out the merit of each tree and shrub and discuss deer resistant landscape solutions. Limited to 15 people. LACES Progra​ $35 for members of the GEC/$45 for non-members of the GEC

Bruce Museum Triassic-Jurassic Research Symposium

05/16/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

10 am - 5 pm. Stop in on this day-long series of 15-minute scholarly talks on the Triassic-Jurassic by regional researchers from the University of Connecticut, Rutgers University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Smithsonian Institution. Come for all or just a few talks. Free with Museum admission.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Rinse Print

05/16/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. Participants in this workshop will learn a technique conceived by Picasso in the early 1960s- epreuves rincees, or rinsed proofs. After printing a heavy deposit of ink, often white, onto the paper, the entire sheet is rinsed with water based dye which adheres only to the areas left blank. Participants will bring in blocks and plates which are ready to be printed and rinsed in this experimental workshop. A variety of printing methods, inks and dyes will be used to create unique and often unexpected results.

Darien Historical Society Ladies' Luncheon with Curator

05/17/2017

45 Old King's Highway, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-9233.

11:30 am. Babs will discuss in detail our latest exhibit, "Mannequins on the Runway, Haute Couture and Contemporary Designs of the 20th Century". You may reserve and purchase tickets online to the right or you may call the Society at 203.655.9233 or email Ukremer@darienhistorical.org to reserve tickets and purchase over the phone or in person. The exhibit will run through the end of the summer.