Pequot Library’s 56th Annual Summer Book Sale

07/22/2016 to 07/26/2016

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

This summer's sale boasts a solid collection of many hundreds of high quality jazz CDs available in the Media Tent. Interesting ephemera such as post-WWll sheet music, circa 1928, coveted by collectors, musicians, music teachers, and even collage artists and illustrators will be for sale. In addition there will be over 140,000 other books, CDs, DVDs, and records in over 60 categories. Admission is free and open to the public. New this year will be an Eclectic Print and Art Sale, Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. An amazing collection of 1,700 prints, original photographs, and art will be for sale. Parking: In Pequot Library's parking lot, or the Trinity Episcopal Church* parking lot (on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street), or in the Southport Congregational Church parking lot (524 Pequot Avenue and across from church) or, on the weekend, in the train station parking lot (400 Center Street).

Norwalk - Cabaret Night every Friday

07/22/2016

Calf Pasture Beach , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 854-7938.

7 p.m. in the Tiki Lounge at Cafe Mu. Performance by:James Lucchesi Feel-Good Acoustic Covers.

Flora and Fauna at the Bruce Museum

07/23/2016 to 10/30/2016

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

Flora and Fauna brings together a selection of Anderson's large-scale botanical illustrations for which she is best-known and life-size scratchboard illustrations of birds. The three-foot tall, black-and-white images are striking, meticulously drawn from life in exacting detail. Two new pieces created for this show spotlight mounted birds selected from the Bruce Museum collection -- a red-breasted merganser and a barred owl. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Bruce Museum Scratchboard Workshop

07/23/2016

Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1- 2:30 pm. Artist Francesca Anderson will lead families in this hands-on workshop while speaking about how she captures natural history in her illustrations of plants and wildlife. Families will have the opportunity create their own sketches and scratchboard drawings inspired by the exhibition, Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson on view until October 30th, while using taxidermy specimens from the Museum's collection. This program, recommended for families with children aged eight and up, is free and registration is required. Please register at http://scratchboardworkshop.eventbrite.com by July 21, 2016.

Stratford Blues on the Beach

07/23/2016

Short Beach, Stratford, CT

Blues on the Beach is Stratford's premier outdoor summer music festival. Join us Saturday, July 23rd from 2pm until 9pm at Short Beach for a day filled with music, sun, and sandy beach. Directions to Short Beach are at: http://mapq.st/Mj0t8d.

Norwalk- Saturday Family Movie Night

07/23/2016

Shady Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 854-7938.

Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Movie begins at Dusk. Face painting and games start at 6:00pm. Ice Cream and refreshments will be available.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour & Electric Paris Family Day

07/24/2016

1 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 exhibitons. Free with admission; no registration required. 1 pm - 4 pm. There will be fun family activities inspired by the museum's current Electric Paris exhibition and a performance by a special guest. This event is free with museum admission.

RCA Music Festival

07/24/2016

Bayley Beach, Rowayton, CT

Sundays @ 5:30 pm. Performance By: Futurebirds.  All shows are on Sunday unless otherwise indicated. In the event of rain, an alternate location will be announced. Bayley Beach Special Event Parking Fee: $40 for non-residents.

Bartlett Arboretum Summer Concerts

07/24/2016

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

10 - 11 am - Stamford Young Artists Philhermonic (Classical) and  5 - 7 pm. Orrin Starr (Bluegrass/folk)  Non Members $10, Members $5, Children Free.

Cruise @ Historic Black Rock Harbor Captain's Cove Westport Historical Society

07/24/2016

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-1424 .

11:15 am - 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon cruise at Captain's Cove Marina in Black Rock Harbor in Bridgeport. In the 18th century, the historic harbor, now known as Captain's Cove was used as a trade port and shipbuilding center. Limited space! Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The price of our ticket includes the guided tour of the historic house and boat tour plus light refreshments.