Stamford Museum & Nature Center - ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Summer Constellations

07/26/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

On Friday 7:30 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Summer Constellations, followed by a visit to view 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. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more information call, email, or visit the website.

 

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Outdoor Adventures: Things with Wings Hike

07/26/2013

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

On Friday 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. From bats to lightning bugs, there are many creatures of the night that do their job on the wing! Join SM&NC education staff to search the skies at dusk for our resident bats and discover why our bat numbers are decreasing, look for moths and other nocturnal insects and try to call for our oft-illusive barred owls. Bait some trees on our trails with a special "Moth Mush" and see what you can find. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information call, email or visit the website. 

 

the 53rd Annual Pequot Library Book Sale

07/26/2013 to 07/30/2013

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

Exceedingly scarce rare books, known as "Specials" are what set the 53rd Annual Pequot Library Book Sale apart from other less-robust book sales. They are one reason Pequot Library's Summer Book Sale is called, "The Best Book Sale in New England." From Friday, July 26 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013, the public will have an opportunity to see and purchase collector's items and first editions. Admission is free and all Sale proceeds benefit Pequot Library. Pequot Library's 53rd Annual Summer Book Sale also has over 140,000 books, CD's, DVD, records, videos. HOURS AND PRICING Friday, July 26: 9am to 8pm, DOUBLE the marked price Saturday, July 27: 9am to 5:30pm, Priced as marked Sunday, July 28: 9am to 5:30pm, Priced as marked Monday, July 29: 9am to 6pm, HALF the marked price Tuesday, July 30: 9am to 2pm, $5 PER BAG DAY!

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic’s NUTMEG ARTS FESTIVAL

07/26/2013

1620 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.532.1278.

As part of its inaugural Nutmeg Arts Festival, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic is proud to present the world-acclaimed soprano Alexandra Deshorties and tenor Aldo Caputo in concert on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8 pm at the Italian Center. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students aged 12 – 17, and free for all under 12. Tickets may be reserved by emailing SYAPalumni@gmail.com for pickup on the evening of the concert at the Italian Center's Will Call booth.

Beardsley Zoo Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE

07/26/2013

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.

Audubon Greenwich ~ Honey Harvest'

07/27/2013 to 07/28/2013

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-5272.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Grab a friend or the kids and come for an morning or afternoon hike and visit the good old-fashioned Honey Harvest - an annual tradition in the Old Red Barn at Audubon Greenwich. This fun, informal open-house event is hosted by the Backyard Beekeepers Association. Fresh honey will be for sale ~ while supplies last!!! urrent National Audubon Members: free. Otherwise, it is $1.50 (youth and seniors) or $3.00 (adults). Family memberships only $35 and up.

Weir Farm Workshop with Master Craftsman

07/27/2013 to 07/28/2013

735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 859-266-4807.

9 am - 3 pm. Hands on training with Neil Rippingale of Dry Stone Conservancy. Rules of dry stone construction. $200 for 2 day workshop. Registration required.

Weir Farm Offers Stone Wall Workshop--Wilton

07/27/2013 to 07/28/2013

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896.

Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut: Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a two day hands-on stone wall workshop on Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale of Dry Stone Conservancy, the only nonprofit organization in the country devoted to the preservation of historic dry stone masonry, with assistance from the park's Natural and Cultural Resources Manager, Greg Waters. Neil has traveled the world building stone walls, and is an engaging and informative instructor in dry stone wall building, restoration, and repair, and Greg has been successfully leading stone wall workshops at the Weir Farm National Historic Site for over a decade. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from the best! The workshop will be a hands-on training event where participants learn about and contribute to our nation's incredible dry stone heritage of building enduring stone structures without the use of any mortar. The workshop is designed for enthusiasts and masons with little to no previous dry stone experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of this beautiful and practical craft. The pace will be comfortable as participants learn the fundamental skills needed to repair and restore dry stone walls using native stone. The workshop includes a brief classroom introduction to the "four basic principles and five golden rules" of dry stone construction followed by hands-on instruction. All participants will receive a copy of the Conservancy's training manual Building and Repairing Dry Stone Fences & Retaining Walls. The workshop is limited to twelve participants and advance registration is required by contacting Dry Stone Conservancy at 859-266-4807 for a registration form. The fee for the two day workshop is $200; a deposit of $100 is required to guarantee your spot. To learn more about the Dry Stone Conservancy go to www.drystone.org. Participants should bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, clothing that is appropriate for outdoor work, a water bottle, and a brown bag lunch. Drinking water will be provided.

15th Annual Ian James Eaccarino Memorial 9-Mile Race - Norwalk

07/27/2013

Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-434-6746 .

On Saturday 8 a.m. at Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk. For the benefit of the Courage to Speak Foundation. Saving Lives by Empowering Youth to be Drug Free.  Sponsor:  The Lightfoot Running Club, Norwalk Park & Recreational Department, Booth Financial Associates. To volunteer call Ginger at 877-431-3295 or email: gkatz@couragetospeak.org. To Register to participate: Go online at raceit.com or phone Don Capone 203-434-6746. $7 per Race entrant.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Summer Sundays on the Farm

07/28/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

Sundays, July 28 - August 11, Noon - 4 pm.Join an SM&NC educator or farmer for an up close look at our Heckscher Farm. Visit our vegetable garden for some self-guided reading, planting or crafting, watch our otters have their lunch, meet one of our farm animals up close, help with a farm chore, explore a barn, join in a cooking project to take home or more. Activities and animals will change each week. 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.