Spring Books & Beasts at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

05/23/2012 to 05/23/2012

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

Wednesdays, Through June 6, 4 – 5 pm., Enjoy an afternoon story in the Heckscher Barn! Then, make the pages from the book come alive with a themed craft and “meet and greet” with one of our nature center or farm animals. Animals will vary each week. Meet at the Heckscher Barn. No registration needed. 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

Anti-Bullying for Parents with Dr. Mitchell Flaum - Stamford Jewish Community Center

05/23/2012 to 05/23/2012

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0974.

Bullying has become an ever-increasing concern among parents. In this workshop, Dr. Flaum will address questions as to the causes of the apparent increase of this phenomenon in society today, as well as what determines who becomes a victim or perpetrator. For more information, contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org.

Family Farm Fridays! at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

05/25/2012 to 05/25/2012

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

Fridays, Through June 15 (no class 6/1), 4 – 5 pm. Join us for some hands-on farm fun this spring. Each week we will explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from our local farms through cooking and creative projects. Each week will have a specific theme, so join us for one or for all! Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up, although younger siblings are welcome. Each week has limited enrollment so register early by calling 203.977.6521. Members: $5 per person/Non-Members: $8 per person (per class). Visit stamfordmuseum.org to see each week’s theme.

Astronomy Nights: NuSTAR’S Wild Universe: Supernovae and Black Holes- Stamford Museum and Nature Center

05/25/2012 to 05/25/2012

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

Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason Kendall as he talks about the biggest explosions in the universe and amazing and mysterious black holes. We'll hear about how we see these beasts in invisible light with the NuSTAR mission, NASA's next space-based X-Ray telescope. We'll also see how NuSTAR will study supernovae: exploding and dying stars. Following the presentation, view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. Members: Free/Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. Presentation: rain or shine; viewing: weather permitting. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Stratford Animal Control Facility Invites the Children - Stratford


Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT

On Saturday May 26th from 9am-12pm, children in grades 1-3 are invited to the Stratford Animal Control Facility, 225 Beacon Point Road in Stratford to participate in a fun filled program designed by the Humane Society of the United States and presented by the Stratford Animal Rescue Society to teach age-appropriate, standards-based academic skills and major character concepts—kindness, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and integrity—while reinforcing those ideas as they apply to our treatment of animals. On this day children will get a tour of the Animal Control Facility, do a craft project and learn why it’s important to properly train and socialize pets by discussing solutions to problems caused by untrained pets.
Program is free with a donation of pet food. Participants must pre-register:www.stratfordanimalrescue.com 

Monroe's Second Mines and Mills Tour


235 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-521-4453.

At least four intriguing locations have been assembled for Monroe's second Mines an Mills Tour May 26 (Saturday), The excursion is expected to cover about four hours, starting at 10 a.m. sharp from the senior center on Cutlers Farm Road--and finishing there. None of last year's sites are being repeated.A bus-and-foot trip back intro Monroe's rich and storied past. The outing is a collaboration between the Monroe Historic Society and the Monroe Senior Center with commentary by Ed Coffey, the town historian, and David Solek, the park ranger and tree warden. Two buses are being arranged for the tour-one for the general public and the other for seniors. A ticket is $10, discounted to $5 for students and the senior set.  There is ample parking at the center. Buses by private car, bicycle or motorcycle is not permitted. A lunch-stop has been built into the schedule and participants are encouraged to brownbag it. Comfortable walking shoes are also suggested. So are a hat and sun block, also insect repellent. Bottled water will be furnished on the buses at no charge. To register for the day, arrangements can be made through Karen Cardi, the president of the historical society, at (203) 521-4453 or kbcardi@charter.net, or Barbara Yeager, director of the senior center, at (203) 452-3771 or byeager@monroect.org.

Down on the Farm Darien Nature Center


120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT

10 to 2 PM. Each Memorial Day weekend the Darien Nature Center hosts an old-fashioned "barnyard bash" for the entire family.
A children's petting zoo, pony rides, country western concert, and travel to the treetops are all part of the fun. Bring grandma and all the kids for a fun family outing!!

Birding Class - Birds in their Habitats and Turtle Time with Ted Gilman at Greenwich Audubon


613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

Birding Class - Birds in their Habitats 9:30 am-12:00 pm We will focus on how particular bird species are linked with particular habitats, how each bird species uses its habitat and how this ties in with Audubon's Important Bird Areas and Audubon at Home programs on habitat preservation. $15/adult and youth are free. All ages but most suitable for adults & interested youth. RSVP required to Ted at x230. Turtle Time with Ted Gilman 2:00-3:30 pm Learn about turtle natural history, nesting behavior, how to help protect turtles, and meet some of our local turtle species. Then enjoy a guided hike to Mead Lake in search of nesting turtles.  All ages. RSVP to Ted at x230.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

05/27/2012 to 05/27/2012

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

Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.  is FUNday at the SM&NC with our popular Sunday Explorers programs! Join us for self-guided crafts, trail walks, live animal visits, garden experiences and more. Each week will have a special theme to help explore all SM&NC has to offer. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call. e-mail, , or visit website.

Trumbull Memorial Day Parade


Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. Phone: 203-452-5005.

The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Route 111 (in front of Marisa’s Restaurant) and proceed to the Town Hall. Our parade is an event made possible by the partnership of our Town’s Veterans’ Organizations in conjunction with our Town departments, a cadre of resident volunteers, youth and civic organizations and performing marching bands. The day begins with a ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on White Plains Road at 10:00 A.M. The Memorial Day Ceremony on the Town Hall Green will begin at 12:30 p.m. honoring all our deceased veterans from all wars. The Grand Marshall for the parade, James Frisino, will be the guest speaker.  James, a World War II European combat veteran was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. We are honored to have him be a part of the Memorial Day events this year. The theme for this year is “Lest We Forget” to honor our Veterans. Marching in the parade will be congressional dignitaries, marching bands from around the region including our Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band, the Madison Middle School and the Hillcrest Middle School bands. Civic organizations, fire companies, scouts and sports leagues will provide marching units. In the event the parade is canceled due to inclement weather, an announcement will be made on WICC 600 AM radio prior to 11:00 a.m.