Audubon Greenwich Pollinator Potluck: Water Conservation in a Time of Drought

05/17/2017

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 918-5254 .

6 pm -7:30 pm. Free. Join us for cocktails, conversation, and presentations of the current status of water conservation efforts as approached by Aquarion Water Company and the Town of Greenwich. Attendees are encouraged to contribute appetizers or beverages to share! Desserts provided by Happiness Is...Catering and organic wine tasting provided by The Study Fine Wines & Spirits during cocktails and Q&A session. To RSVP and to sign up to bring an appetizer or bottle of wine, contact Kim Gregory at: (203) 918-5254 or staglanefarm@yahoo.com

Greenwich HIstorical Society Alice Frelinghuysen: The Landscape and Garden Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Woman Who Designed Them

05/17/2017

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

Doors open at 6:30 pm with light refreshments in the classroom.. Lecture begins at 7:00 pm, and will last roughly 45 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. Members: $15; nonmembers $20. Lecturer Alice Frelinghuysen will focus on the work of Agnes Northrop, who was the only truly independent female designer among Tiffany's team. Frelinghuysen will discuss how Northrop became associated with the Tiffany name and explore the influence of gardens and landscapes on her work.

New Canaan Nature Center Friday Family Fun Night: Icky, Sticky, Slimy Animals!

05/19/2017

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

6:30-8 pm. Join our Naturalists for this wonderfully gross animal program and evening of outdoor exploration! Learn all about some super icky critters and get the chance to meet bugs, frogs and maybe even one or two animals that will surprise you. Then we'll hit the trails in search of one of the most mysterious micro-habitats - the Rotten Log, home to salamanders, snakes, insects, and arachnids! Who knows what creepy crawlers we will find! *Rain or Shine* Register Online!. Ages: Perfect for ALL ages!. Members: $10/person / Non-Members: $15/person

Beardsley Zoo Endangered Species Day

05/19/2017

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

Noon - 3 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 preserve their future.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Astronomy Nights: The Milky Way, Our Home Galaxy

05/19/2017

151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

8:30 pm. Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the The Milky Way, Our Home Galaxy, followed by a viewing 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

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Chiaroscuro woodcut

05/19/2017 to 05/21/2017

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

Chiaroscuro, Italian for light-dark, is a great way to create bold imagery. We will create the dramatic chiaroscuro effect by carving two 8" x 8" woodblocks and overprinting them. Participants begin by transferring a drawing or photograph onto a piece of plywood, which is then carved away to make the first plate. This process is then repeated to create a second plate to create highlights and color. We will discuss what ink consistencies and printing papers work best for press or hand printing. Participants learn paper registration as he or she prints their key block over the second block, creating a striking light/dark contrast.

Barnum Sails the Sound

05/20/2017

Bridgeport Ferry Terminal, Bridgeport, CT

5 pm. Dockside Dinner and Sunset Cruise Port Jefferson Ferry. Set sail and give back! Join us for a fun-filled evening on the water with our Barnum Sails the Sound event. The dockside picnic dinner begins at 5pm, with a sunset cruise to follow at 7:15pm. Tickets are $60 each and includes 2 FREE drinks on board, plus 2 FREE round-trip walk-on ferry tickets ($54 value) to use before 12/31/17. All proceeds will benefit Barnum Festival activities and scholarships.

Ambler Farm Transplant Sale

05/20/2017

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

Cold weather transplants are now available at the farm on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. These include lettuces, spinach, kale, broccoli, arugula, onions, leeks and scallions. Warm weather transplants will be available starting Saturday, May 20th. Our transplants are 100% organically grown in our greenhouse from seed in a compost-based, biologically-active potting soil, and are lovingly tended by our Director of Agriculture, Farmer Jonathan Kirschner.

Audubon Greenwich Annual Native Plant Sale & Pick-up

05/20/2017

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-930-1349..

10 am - 5 pm. Visit Audubon Greenwich to purchase a wide selection of native plants to beautify your garden and provide wildlife habitat!

Easton Historical Society - Easton Cemeteries Tour with Dan Cruson

05/20/2017

373 Black Rock Rd., Easton, CT Phone: 203-292-3533.

The Historical Society of Easton will sponsor Dan Cruson, celebrated historian, author, teacher and scholar, on a guided tour of two of Easton's historic cemeteries, Gilbertown and Union, on Saturday May 20 th at 3:30 PM (Rain Date: May 21 st ). His tour of the two cemeteries will provide insight into how our 18 th Century forefathers lived and died. He will also explore the origins and meanings of local grave markers and the traditions held about death and dying.  $15 non members $10 members $5 children 8 and up, $25 max per family, under 8, free. Tour starts at Gilbertown Cemetery.