Comic Collector Smiler . . .

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
THIS SATURDAY, MAY 2ND!!!

A Timeless Journey is breaking Free Comic Book Day Store News!!!!

SECRET SALE DEALS WILL BE IN EFFECT ON SOME ITEMS!!!

35% off Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks... buy 4 Get 1 FREE!

Comics are fun and can be a great investment!!!



2538 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Telephone: (203) 353-1720
or visit website
or

Mark your calendars . . .



Presents
Model Ts to Mustangs

Saturday, May 2, 2009
(Rain date May 3)
11 am to 3 pm


The Museum's 6th Annual Model Ts to Mustangs outdoor display of antique and classic cars returns! David Greenberg of Stamford and Rosa Portell, the Museum's Curator of Collections, have teamed up again to co-curate this fun event.

As an added feature this year's show will include a special section dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the BMC Mini, featuring micro and mini cars.

American and imported cars manufactured between 1900 and 1979 will be on display. By popular demand, there will also be a new survivor class, dedicated to original, untouched vehicles.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from Model Ts to Mustangs will benefit the Museum's arts education and gallery initiatives.

The show will be judged and awards – including a “People’s Choice” award – will be presented in several categories. The awards ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m. Participants may also opt not to have their cars judged if they wish.

Entry forms are available on the Museum’s Web site: www.stamfordmusem.org

Admission for the public is included in the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s entrance fee (Adults $8; Children ages 4-14, $4; seniors 65+, $6; Children 3 and under, free)

For more information: visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call (203) 322-1646.

To find out whether the show has been postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather, call (203) 322-1646 ext. 6599.

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Another trivia smiler . . .

Comic strip trivia: Today is the birthday of Leon Harrison Gross (April 28, 1911 - March 13, 1999), writer, director and producer, best known by the alias of Lee Falk. He was the creator of the popular comic strip superheroes The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician, who at the height of their popularity secured him over a hundred million readers every day.


Posted in April 2008: "Enter The Phantom ... the first edition of the Australian-produced Phantom comics. Yours for sixpence in 1948, it's now worth $6000-plus. It's one of the more curious accidents of the collecting world that The Phantom comic books published by Frew, a small independent Sydney publisher, are now among the most sought after in the world. More so than equivalent editions produced in the United States." direct quote/image source (1)

Smiler trivia: Leon Harrison Gross thought that his comic strips would only last a few weeks; however, he wrote them for more than six decades until death claimed Lee Falk.

Smilers . . .

Just a reminder that April is National Humor Month - Be sure to enjoy a smiler before April ends and continue on thru the year!

"National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by best-selling humorist Larry Wilde, Director of The Carmel Institute of Humor. It is designed to heighten public awareness on how the joy and therapeutic value of laughter can improve health, boost morale, increase communication skills and enrich the quality of one's life." direct quote source (1)

Trivia smiler: Today is the birthday of Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899/1900* – March 22, 1994), cartoonist and animator, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and the creation of Woody Woodpecker.

Woody was created in 1940 by storyboard artist Ben "Bugs" Hardaway when he joined the staff of Walter Lantz Productions. He helped Walter Lantz in creating the studio's most famous character, Woody Woodpecker.

*Sources vary
Lantz image source (1)

Weekend smilers . . .

Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Friends Friday Films
FREE

Vicky Cristina Barcelona


Date: 4/24/2009
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM

VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
(2008)

Directed by Woody Allen. With Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson. Two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful but insane ex-wife. When they all become amorously entangled, both comedic and harrowing results ensue.

96 min. Rated PG-13
Admission to the Friends Friday Films is FREE

This series is made available by membership contributions

Show time is 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: Wayne Campbell
Contact Number: 203-622-7922

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Friday, April 24
Celebrate the Night Sky and Sounds
8:00-9:30 pm

Come learn some basic constellations, listen for flight calls of migrating birds, and visit our pond to check for chorusing Spring peepers.
Ages 7 & up.
RSVP to Store: 203-869-5272 x221.
(Rain/Cloud Date: April 25)

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Saturday, April 25
SPRING BIRD WALK
7:00-8:45 am at Audubon Greenwich

Rise and shine for this annual tradition.
No fee or RSVP required.
Bring binoculars. Some loaner binoculars may be available.
Meet in main parking area on Riversville Road.

*****
Saturday, April 25
E4C family Breakfast: Meet a live bat!
Presented by Gerri Griswold
9:00-10:30 am

This special chance to see a real bat will be fun for the whole family. Gerri Griswold is a renowned bat expert with 18 years of experience teaching audiences and will bring ‘Theo’ - a female big brown bat. Guests will learn about bats that live in Connecticut and learn why bats are an essential part of healthy ecosystems across the world. Meet in Audubon Greenwich’s main building, the Kimberlin Nature Education Center, for a light, healthy breakfast with fruit, juice and other kid-friendly snacks before the live animal show.

$25 per family.
RSVP required.
RSVP to Jeff: 203-869-5272 x239

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Saturday, April 25
Naturalist Workshop: Neotropical Migrants
9:30 am-Noon

Learn about wood warblers and other neotropical migrants. Introductory talk and field walk to learn characteristics, adaptations, and behaviors plus ID tips & study resources. For adults and teens.

Registration required.
$12 adults. No charge for teens.
RSVP to Ted: 203-869-5272 x230.
*****

Saturday, April 25
Spring Wildflower Walk
2:00-3:30 pm

Come walk with us to seek out our early spring wildflowers and learn about their life histories, ecological niches and insect pollination partners.
Ages 5 & up.
RSVP to Store: 203-869-5272 x221.

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Saturday, April 25
FILM SCREENING: The Legend of Pale Male
With film director and producer, Frederic Lilien
4:00-6:00 pm

Join Frederic Lilien for this special screening of The Legend of Pale Male - a new film that will receive the 2009 Best of Festival award at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana this May.

This true story is about a young man’s 18 year journey into the soul of New York as he follows Pale Male, the legendary hawk of 5th Avenue. When Pale Male’s nest is destroyed, birdwatchers, movie stars, poets, dogs, children, and late night TV hosts create a climax that could only happen in New York!


Frederic Lilien’s first film, Pale Male garnered 15 international awards and has aired in more than 75 countries. His work has been featured in documentaries for HBO, Canal Plus, Turner Broadcasting, and PBS. The Legend of Pale Male is his first feature film and is the culmination of 16 years of following New York’s love affair with one remarkable red-tailed.

The film length is 1 hour and 25 minutes and the event will also include time for discussion with Mr. Lilien.

A donation of $10 is suggested.
RSVP to Jeff Cordulack: 203-869-5272 x239

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Calling All Opera Lovers!

Calling All Opera Lovers!
The 61st Anniversary of the American Jenny Lind Competition
features a record number of sopranos!

and Elizabeth M. Pfriem
announce the
2009 Barnum Festival
Jenny Lind™ Competition for Sopranos
on
Saturday, April 25, 2009
12:45 to 4:00PM
at the Salem Lutheran Church
Bridgeport, CT

FREE Admission

First Place:
$2,000 Award
The Jenny Lind™ Musical Evening Concert
Summer Concert Tour of Sweden

Runner-Up:
$500 Award
Understudy of all performances

Named for the famous "Swedish Nightingale" who was brought to this country by Bridgeport's super showman, Phineas T. Barnum, this annual competition aims to discover an exciting young soprano who already displays the promise of a future major opera and/or concert career.

The winner will play a prominent role in Bridgeport's prestigious Barnum Festival and will be featured in concerts with the 2009 Swedish Jenny Lind™ in Connecticut and Sweden.

PDF Press Annoucement
PDF Contest Application

For more information:
Please contact the Barnum Festival Office
Phone: 203-367-8495 or Fax: 203-367-0212
E-mail: office@barnumfestival.com

Earth Day at Audubon Greenwich . . .


EARTH DAY EVENTS:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SPRING BIRD WALK:
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM at Fairchild Garden
Rise and shine for this annual tradition.

No fee or RSVP required.
Bring binoculars. Some loaner binoculars may be available.
Meet in parking area on North Porchuck Road.
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GREEN HOMES SERIES: Building & Rebuilding a Green Home
Registration: 8:30 AM/Show: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Part 4 of a 4 part series. Learn the green choices and the tradeoffs to consider when building or renovating a home. Featured Panelists: Steve Feldman of Green Demolitions, Rachel Calemmo (Lighting designer), Seth Ginsberg of Hobbs, Inc.

Suggested admission: $10. RSVP to Liz: 203-869-5272 x229.
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ART SHOW RECEPTION: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Parrots of the Caribbean: Bonaire’s Tropical Treasure


Photographs by Kim Hubbard, Photo Editor for Audubon Magazine

An island boasting 214 species of birds, including an important population of breeding flamingos, Bonaire is an undiscovered treasure for birders. Last August, Audubon Magazine’s very own Kim Hubbard set off on a trip to Bonaire in search of the many birds that visit and make this tiny Caribbean paradise home. Her August 2008 trip to Bonaire allowed her to observe endangered yellow-shouldered parrots in the wild. Despite a fear of heights, she found herself rappelling down a cliff to photograph a chick being removed by a researcher from its nest hole for a weekly check-up. When she wasn’t dangling in the air, she enjoyed snorkeling past scorpion fish in the mangroves of Lac Bay. One of the most endangered species caught by Kim’s lens was the Yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot. In hopes of saving this bird, a pair of young British scientists have been working with Bonaire environmental groups and former poachers to gather much needed data on what is believed to be the parrot’s most protectable population.

This reception will be followed by the movie A Sense of Wonder.
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FILM SCREENING: A Sense of Wonder
A film inspired by the life of Rachel Carson
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Rachel Carson , born in 1907, has been called the “patron saint” of the modern environmental movement. As a scientist, a writer, and a woman, Rachel Carson has inspired generations. As an activist she fought governmental negligence and unbridled corporate interest. In 1962, Carson delivered her seminal work, Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of chemical pesticides and launched our modern environmental movement. Audubon Greenwich is pleased to screen A Sense of Wonder on Earth Day evening. Shot in September 2007 at Rachel Carson’s cottage on the coast of Maine, the film is based on the play A Sense of Wonder written by Kaiulani Lee. Using many of Miss Carson’s own words, Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in a documentary style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life.

No fee required. $5 donations are suggested.
Space limited. RSVP to Jeff: 203-869-5272 x239.

MORE ON RACHEL CARSON: Controversy swirled around Silent Spring as the chemical industry tried to suppress publication with a lawsuit. Even though Carson had her science belittled by those who felt their interests threatened, Silent Spring stayed on the bestsellers list for 86 weeks and was translated into over 30 languages. In 1963, Miss Carson testified before Congress, speaking out in an effort to protect human health and the environment from the cascade of poisons unleashed by the chemical industry. Less than a year later, on April 14th, 1964, Carson died of breast cancer. But the legacy of Rachel Carson lives on. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the U.S. government can award a civilian. Her determined labors led directly to the passage of such important laws as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. These laws remain the pillars of U.S. environmental law. Praising Carson and her work, Al Gore wrote that, “without [Silent Spring], the environmental movement might have been long delayed or never developed at all.”
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Volunteer at Audubon Greenwich!

Are you looking to volunteer your time? Do you need community service hours for school? Audubon Greenwich is always in need of dedicated volunteers. Please contact Brian O’Toole at 203.869.5272, x. 221 to learn about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities.
*****

Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone 203-869-5272
www.greenwich.audubon.org


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Silent Spring image source (1)

Mark your calendars . . .

OWN-YOUR-OWN-HORSE 
FOR THE DAY

Sunday, April 26, 2009 
8:30AM - 3:30PM
$250 includes lunch

Spaces are limited. Prepayment required to
hold your spot & horse. Please book ASAP

107 June Rd
Stamford, CT 06903

Tel: (203) 322-4984
Fax: (203) 321-1051

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Also, please check the updated website at:



Monday smilers . . .


The Economy: The Dynamics of Capitalist Business Cycle
by Professor William Alpert

Monday April 20, 2009
12:15PM - 2PM
FREE

University of Connecticut - Stamford
UCONN Multipurpose Room
One University Place
Stamford, CT 06901

For additional information:
Phone: (203) 251-8413 or (212) 949-5292

Email: william.alpert@uconn.edu

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Author Staceyann Chin to speak at Norwalk Community College
Monday April 20, 2009
2PM
FREE

Poet, activist and author Staceyann Chin is visiting Norwalk Community College to discuss her memoir, The Other Side of Paradise.

Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06854

For information, call: (203) 857-7000

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Take a Hike Week
Monday - Friday, April 20-24

Bring the family to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center this Spring Break to enjoy three days of fun, hands-on activities. Come join us as we celebrate Family Take a Hike Week with guided nature hikes and an Earth Day scavenger hunt! We have miles of trails and 80 acres of forest waiting to be explored, so grab your walking stick and be sure to join us! As always, self guided hikes are always encouraged.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 5-1.
Stamford residents get FREE admission on Wednesdays
Hours are:
Monday-Saturday, 9AM - 5 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 5 PM

For More Information:

 Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
Phone: (203) 322-1646 ext. 6521
Email: info@stamfordmuseum.org
Website: http://www.stamfordmuseum.org

*****

Get out into the fresh air . . .

Congressman Jim Himes
Celebrates Earth Day


Help Spring clean
James Brown Park
on Waterview Avenue
Saturday April 18, 2009
10:30AM - 2PM

Celebrate Earth Day
with Congressman Jim Himes
(Community Service)
FREE

We'll have music, food and fun as we enjoy the outdoors and help Congressman Himes clean the James Brown Park for the families in our community.

Bring your friends and family!!
*Be sure to wear long pants and protective footwear*

Celebrate our Earth by Recycling, Reusing, Reducing in the park! We'll provide the tools, you supply the time!!

We hope you will volunteer to help!!

Children 16 or younger, please come with an adult.

SIGN UP ON FACE BOOK.

For more information contact:
Amy Lappos at Congressman Himes' office
Telephone: (203) 333-6600
Email: Amy.Lappos@mail.house.gov

Time: Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Host: Sasha Valeria McCall
Contact Phone: (203) 333-6600
Location: James Brown Park (Bridgeport, CT)
Waterview Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06608


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Travelers Walk MS
Sunday April 19, 2009
Sherwood Island
Westport, CT

The MS Society is looking for volunteers to help with set up, greeters, lunch hand out, clean up, registration of walkers and volunteers and much more for the Travelers Walk MS 2009 on Sunday April 19, 2009 from 6am-2pm. You can volunteer for the whole time or just a few hours, whatever fits your schedule best. The location of the walk is at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT.

If you are interested in helping in anyway OR becoming a walker, please contact Michelle Zimnoch at (860) 714-2300, ext. 234, or e-mail: mzimnoch@ctfightsms.org.

There are also 11 other walk sites around the state of Connecticut to choose from if Westport, CT is too far for you!!

You need to have a vehicle to bring you to and from the event, you need to be at least 18 years of age unless supervised by an adult.

Additional information on web site:

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Time Travel plus . . .

Science & Time Travel: Possiblity and Promise


Friday April 17, 2009
7:00PM
at Uconn Stamford
Gen Re Auditorium, Stamford, CT
FREE and Open to the Public

The lecture is based on his book Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality. Professor Mallett discusses the possiblity of time travel via Einstein's theories of relativiy and highlights his own research. The lecture also considers the problems and paradoxes of time travel.

His book is being made into a feature film by award-winning director Spike Lee.

This is a non-technical lecture that is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture.

*****

Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Friends Friday Films
FREE

My Best Friend


Friday April 17th, 2009
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Where: Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium

MY BEST FRIEND
(2006-France)

Directed by Patrice Leconte. With Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon. Fran├žois is a middle-aged antique dealer. He has a stylish apartment and a fabulous life, but no friends. He wagers he can find a friend in 10 days. Observant comedy.

94 min.
In French with English subtitles.
Rated PG-13

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is FREE

This series is made available by membership contributions.

Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

*****

Mallett image source (1)
My Best Friend image source (1)

Mark your calendars . . .


Special Invitation from
BRANCHVILLE MOTORS
Spring Open House

Sunday May 3, 2009
10AM TO 2PM

Join us for a day of food, bikes, and comradery. Our annual store Open House coincides with Triumphs National Anniversary Days Open House.

Great Deals on New non-current Triumphs, Moto Guzzis and Vespas. Find great bargains on select gear from Dainese, First Gear, Triumph, Belstaff, Hein Gericke, and more.

FREE food, beverages and great atmosphere.

WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY?


For additional information:
Vespa of Ridgefield/Branchville Motors
71 Ethan Allen Highway, Route 7
Ridgefield, CT 06977
Telephone: (203) 544-7600

A smile for animation . . .



Main Library
One Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904
Telephone: (203) 964-1000
www.fergusonlibrary.org


The Tale of Despereaux




Children's Film
Wednesday, April 15
2PM
Location: Main Library Third Floor Auditorium
FREE

This film is about the adventures of the music-loving mouse Despereaux.

The Tale of Despereaux is a 2003 Newbery Medal winning children's fantasy book written by Kate DiCamillo. It tells the story of a mouse, named Despereaux, on a quest to rescue a beautiful human princess. The book was adapted into this animated film in 2008.

Rated G. Ages 6 and up. 94 minutes.

Ferguson Library
Main Library Third Floor Auditorium
For all fans of animation . . .

A beautiful smiler . . .

The Greater Westchester Orchid Society
2nd Tuesday Monthly Meeting
Open to Public
Free


The Greater Westchester Orchid Society meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, and feature guest speakers, culture tips, orchid display tables and raffle plants.

FREE admission
Light refreshments
2nd Tuesday of each month
7PM - 9:30PM

7 Saxton Road
White Plains, NY 10601

For Inforamtion:
call (973) 420-4966
or

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Trivia smiler . . .

A bit of trivia for all the comic strip lovers.

A Happy Birthday salute to Dalia Messick (April 11, 1906 – April 5, 2005), artist, better known as Dale Messick, the creator of Brenda Starr.

Dalia Messick was the first woman syndicated comic strip artist in the United States. Brenda Starr ran in 250 newspapers at its peak during the 1950s.

In 1995, Brenda Starr was one of 20 comic strips honored by a series of United States postage stamps; Dalia Messick was the only living creator.

Image source (1)

Share a smile . . .

Free Concert
April 10, 2009
8PM

A Good Friday Concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Stamford. Selections from Janacek, Puccini and Fedak will be performed by the choir, with an octet from the Manhattan School of Music and instrumentalists playing harp, organ and violin.

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford
1101 Bedford St
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 324-9522
www.fishchurch.org


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Saturday April 11, 2009
City wide food drive
All 7 supermarkets
in Stamford, CT
9AM-4PM

A coalition of community organizations are having a Saturday food drive. The goal is to collect 15,000 pounds of food and raise awareness of hunger in Stamford, CT, USA.

Some of the most needed items include:
100% Fruit Juice
Canned Goods: Vegetables, Fruits, and Soups
Macaroni and Cheese
Dry or Canned Beans
Canned Meat and Tuna
Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles
Cereals

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc.
461 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06906
Phone: (203) 358-8898
www.foodbanklfc.org

To volunteer or for more information -

Contact:
Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
Kate Lombardo
(203) 918-9615
or
The Multicultural Chamber of Commerce
Jere Eaton
(203) 561-1250

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Main Library
One Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904
Telephone: (203) 964-1000




The Secret Life of Bees

Second Saturday Cinema
Saturday, April 11, 2009
FREE


A young girl flees to the southern town that holds the secret to her dead mother’s past. With Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Dakota Fanning.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Rated PG-13. 2008. 110 minutes

Ferguson Main Library
Third Floor Auditorium
2:00 PM




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UConn offers Free Lecture on European dance
Monday April 13, 2009
5:30PM - 8:10PM
Multi-Purpose Room

The University of Connecticut Stamford campus will offer a free lecture,
European Dance and Cultural Innovation during the 20th Century, by Felice Lesser in conjunction with Professor Joel Blatt's Twentieth Century Europe course.


University of Connecticut - Stamford
One University Place
Stamford, CT 06901
Telephone: (203) 251-8400

www.stamford.uconn.edu


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The Darien-Stamford Red Cross is offering free CPR training at noon on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Reservations are required for each one-hour training session. Sessions will be held at the Stamford office located at 112 Prospect Street.

Bring a brown bag lunch.
Beverages and dessert will be provided.
For information, call 363-1041
www.dsredcross.org

Celebrate Nature . . .


A peek at Audubon Greenwich events:
Saturday, April 11th and Saturday, April 15th
FREE

SPRING BIRD WALKS:
Rise and shine for this annual tradition. No fee or RSVP required. Bring binoculars. Some loaner binoculars may be available.

Saturday Morning
April 11: 7:00-8:45 am at Audubon Greenwich
Meet in main parking area on Riversville Road.
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Wednesday Morning
April 15: 7:00-8:30 am at Fairchild Garden
Meet in parking area on North Porchuck Road.
*****

Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone 203-869-5272
www.greenwich.audubon.org

*****

KIERNAN HALL NATURE ARTS GALLERY

Parrots of the Caribbean: Bonaire’s Tropical Treasure
Photographs by Kim Hubbard, Photo Editor for Audubon Magazine
On display March 1 through April 30, 2009


*April 22, 2009 Earth Day Art Show Reception: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Kim Hubbard is the Photography Editor for Audubon Magazine. Her August 2008 trip to Bonaire allowed her to observe endangered yellow-shouldered parrots in the wild. Despite a fear of heights, she found herself rappelling down a cliff to photograph a chick being removed by a researcher from its nest hole for a weekly check-up. When she wasn’t dangling in the air, she enjoyed snorkeling past scorpion fish in the mangroves of Lac Bay. In addition to the upcoming Bonaire piece, Kim has also shot Audubon stories in Kenya and Madagascar. Other photographic work has included the Westminster dog show, NASCAR, and the NFL. During her tenure at Audubon, she has led a photo expedition to Costa Rica and Panama, and presented work at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Photo Safari in Naples, Florida. She has also served as a judge for Pictures of the Year, Communication Arts, and PDN. Kim received her Master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

ABOUT BONAIRE: An island boasting 214 species of birds, including an important population of breeding flamingos, Bonaire is an undiscovered treasure for birders. Last August, Audubon Magazine’s very own Kim Hubbard set off on a trip to Bonaire in search of the many birds that visit and make this tiny Caribbean paradise home. One of the most endangered species caught by Kim’s lens was the Yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot. In hopes of saving this bird, a pair of young British scientists have been working with Bonaire environmental groups and former poachers to gather much needed data on what is believed to be the parrot’s most protectable population.“Bonaire gets an unusual confluence of birds from northern South America, the Caribbean, and North America. There is this wonderful possibility of finding anything. You can sit at the watering holes and see thousands of birds.” - Jeff Wells, of the Boreal Songbird Initiative. To See more of Kim Hubbard’s work, please visit www.kimhubbardphoto.com and www.audubonmagazine.com.

Contact Jeff to RSVP at 203-869-5272 x239. Art Show Reception will be followed by the movie ‘A Sense of Wonder’.Parrots of the Caribbean: Bonaire’s Tropical Treasures

*Reception to be followed by the movie ‘A Sense of Wonder’ - a film inspired by the life of Rachael Carson. Shot in September 2007 at Rachel Carson’s cottage on the coast of Maine, the film is based on the play A Sense of Wonder written by Kaiulani Lee. Using many of Miss Carson’s own words, Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in a documentary style film, which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. No fee required. $5 donations are suggested. Space will be limited. Please RSVP to Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239 for the Artist's Reception on April 22, 2009 (6pm – 8pm).

GALLERY HOURS
The Kiernan Hall Nature Arts Gallery is located inside the Kimberlin Nature Education Center, open to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, every day of the week.
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NATURE SANCTUARY ADMISSION (Please pay in the store).
Members: No charge
Nonmembers: Adults $3.00/Students & Seniors $1.50
*****

Volunteer at Audubon Greenwich!

Are you looking to volunteer your time? Do you need community service hours for school? Audubon Greenwich is always in need of dedicated volunteers. Please contact Brian O’Toole at 203.869.5272, x. 221 to learn about upcoming volunteer events and opportunities.
*****

Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone 203-869-5272
www.greenwich.audubon.org

Weekend smilers . . .

Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Friends Friday Films
FREE
Date: 4/03/2009
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM
Description:WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? (2006)

Astonishing examination of the story of General Motors' revolutionary EV1 electric automobile which was developed in the 1990s with support from users and the auto industry then taken back and sent to the crusher. Could it be more timely today?

Directed by Chris Paine.
Narrated by Martin Sheen.
92 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is FREE.

This series is made available by the Friends membership contributions - consider joining!

Show time is 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: Wayne Campbell
Contact Number: 203-622-7922
Presenter: Wayne Campbell

*****



April Fools!

Opening Reception
Sunday, April 5, 2009
4PM - 6PM
FREE

Come experience the witty, satrical or just plain zany art at the opening reception and you be the judge for the new exhibit April Fools!

Forty plus drawings, paintings, sculptures and printed media on display. No professional judges this time, the winners for this show will be chosen by popular vote by anyone in attendance at the evening's opening reception.

Gallery is open
Thursday and Friday
11AM - 3PM
Saturday and Sunday
Noon - 5PM

April Fools! exhibit runs through April 27th.

Stamford Art Association
39 Franklin St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 325-1139


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Sunday Family Fun:
Passport to Nature
April 5, 2009
Noon - 4PM
FREE

Visit the Center at Fairfield on Sundays (Sept. through June) and pick up a self-guided activity packet and your “passport.” Explore what’s outside in our 152-acre Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary, what’s inside our Center at Fairfield, read a story together and create a simple craft. Finish the activities and have your passport stamped. All activities are designed for families to do together. All children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-offs, please). Each month features a different theme. Complete each month’s theme (Sept. through June) and receive a prize. Suitable for children of all ages and designed for parents/guardians to actively participate. FREE.

Visitor Hours:
The Center, Nature Store and
live “Birds of Prey” Compound
are open to the public:
Tuesday - Saturday 9AM -4:30PM
Sunday Noon - 4PM
Closed Mondays

Connecticut Audubon Society
Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-6305, ext. 109

website: www.ctaudubon.org