PEQUOT LIBRARY’S 54TH ANNUAL SUMMER BOOK SALE

07/25/2014 to 07/29/2014

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

Over 300 vintage children's books from the early-19th – mid-20th centuries will be included in Pequot Library's 54th Annual Summer Book Sale, including more than 100 different editions on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. This year's Pequot Library Book Sale will also  feature 200 catalogued Specials. Over 40 categories, including the favorites: Children's Books; Art and Photography; Business; Biography; Several sections of History (USA, European, World, and Military); Computer Software and Books; Cooking; Crafts and Style; Foreign Language; Gardening; Mystery and Thriller; Romance; Science; Sports; Science Fiction; Current Fiction; Classic Fiction; Poetry and Drama; Trade Paperbacks; CDs, DVDs, records, tapes, and Audiobooks; Sheet music, music books, comic books, prints. Pequot Library thanks its generous sponsors: The DeMattia

Monroe Parks and Receation Department - The Arts in the Park - 26th Annual Summer Concercert Series : The Shaded Soul Band

07/25/2014

Wolfe Park , 454 Purdy Hill Rd. , Monroe, CT Phone: 203-452-3768.

Come and get your grove on. The concert will be filled with their repertoire which includes R & B, Motown, Funk Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Swing, Rock, Pop Disco, and Top 40.

Stratford's Mayor Produly Presents : Blues on the Beach

07/26/2014

Short Beach. 1 Dorne Drive , Stratford, CT

2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Blues on the Beach.  Visit the website for more information.

Sheffield Island - Pirates Cruise to Island

07/26/2014 to 07/27/2014

10 North Water St. , Norwalk, CT

Pirate Weekend activities are free, but participants must purchase round-trip ferry tickets to Sheffield Island. Tickets to the island are $22.00 for adults, $12.00 for children ages 4-12 and $5.00 for children age 3 and under, plus applicable service charge. Enjoy a round-trip cruise to Sheffield Island, a tour of a historic 1868 lighthouse, beach walks and strolls along the nature trail through the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge. No pets. No flip-flops. Tickets available online

Beardsley Zoo - Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE

07/26/2014 to 07/27/2014

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

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm daily. Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Chris creatively blends music, comedy, and education to create fast paced, interactive shows that teach and inspire young people. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self- penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Animal Meet and Greet

07/27/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sundays, July 27 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm. Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up close! From goats to guinea pigs and lambs to leopard geckos, see which animals call the SM&NC home. Great for all ages! Program is approximately 15-20 minutes and will meet at the Outdoor Classroom by the Otter Pond. In inclement weather, meet at Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Market Madness Sundays

07/27/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sundays, July 27 - August 31, 10 am - 2 pm, (no program 8/10) Come for a self-guided craft on the Meadow, oxen demonstrations, and lunch with Bert & Edie, North American River Otters, each week. At 11:30 am, "Follow Your Food" by learning where some of your favorite foods come from through live animal visits, cooking experiences, and take-home plantings. Get an SM&NC Farm Journal and discover the "Mystery Food of the Week" by learning each week about an ingredient featured at the market. Get a stamp in your journal and use multi-stamped journals to win a prize. All activities are weather related except for otter feeding. 10 am - 2 pm Self-guided craft. 10:30 am   Oxen Demonstration. 11:30 am   Follow Your Food. 1 pm Otter Feeding Demonstration.  Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Farmers Market

07/27/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sundays, July 27 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays! The Farm Market will be located conveniently on the Meadow. New and additional vendors will offer a wider variety of fresh, local items. The Market will also feature a different food truck each week so you can enjoy lunch at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. We'll be selling our very own products from Heckscher Farm — fresh eggs, maple syrup and yarn. Each Sunday, activities for families will be led by one of our environmental educators. SM&NC Sunday Market Admission: FREE. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Bartlett Arboretum Summer Concerts

07/27/2014

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

July 27th @ 10:00 a.m. Katrin Endrikat performs classical guitar. and July 27th @ 5:00 p.m. The Subourbons perform.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - A Day in a Farmer's Life

07/29/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Tuesdays, July 29 - August 19, 2:30 – 3:15pm. Come by and discover what it takes to be a farmer on Heckscher Farm. Each week farm staff will pick an activity to show the diversity of farm life and how we care for our animals and the environment. We will be conducting hands-on programs for all ages. Programs will include milking, grooming, caring for baby animals, and more. Program is weather permitting and will last 30-45 minutes. Meet at the Chicken Coop. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org