Tee time smilers . . .

Look for our April/Spring Issue in Fairfield County, Connecticut USA.

Spring is in the air - dust off your clubs, stretch your legs, practice your swing, and get ready to enjoy the great outdoors, the rolling hills, the generous landing greens, the tree lined fairways, the ponds, - visit one of Fairfield County's Public Golf Courses. Be sure to bring a friend and introduce yourself to the local Pros.

You can catch up on your golf tips in our magazine feature Play Better Golf with Jack Nicklaus.

Call in advance - golf is very popular in Fairfield County.

Public Golf Courses in Fairfield County, Connecticut USA

D. Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course
2390 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut
(203) 373-5911
Green fees: $20-$49

South Pine Creek Golf Course
Old Dam Road
Fairfield, Connecticut
(203) 256-3171
Green fees: $20-$49

H. Smith Richardson Golf Course
2425 Morehouse Highway
Fairfield, Connecticut
(203) 255-7300
Green fees: $20-$49

Griffith E. Harris Golf Course
1300 King Street
Greenwich, Connecticut
(203) 531-6944
Green fees: $20-$49

Oak Hills Park Golf Course
165 Fillow Street
Norwalk, Connecticut
(203) 838-0303
Green fees: $20-$49

Ridgefield Golf Course
545 Ridgebury Road
Ridgefield, Connecticut
(203) 748-7008
Green fees: $50-$79

E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course
451 Stillwater Road
Stamford, Connecticut
(203) 324-4185
Green fees: $20-$49

Sterling Farms Golf Course
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, Connecticut
(203) 461-9090
Green fees: $20-$49

Weekend smilers . . .

Saturday, March 28th

Play Mini-Golf at Westport Library Westport, Mar 28th

From 10 AM to 4 PM, play 18 holes of miniature golf in a unique specially-designed Westport Library course! Snacks and lunch may be purchased at the 19th hole cafe. Fun for the whole family and it's FREE.

For More Information:
Sponsor: Westport Public Library
Address: 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
Phone: (203)291-4840
Website: http://www.westportlibrary.org/


Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny will be at Witchy-Poo in Wilton this Saturday, March 28th from 10am - 2pm. Come for a FREE picture & a goodie bag! Witchy-Poo is a new accessories store at 24 Center Street in Wilton, CT.

The Easter Bunny is making his annual appearance at the Darien Sport Shop Saturday, March 28th from 10am-2pm. He'll pose with kids (and well-behaved pets) of all ages for FREE photographs, courtesy of Jack Dog Studios of Stamford. The Easter Bunny will be in the new Children’s section on the 3rd floor.


Drawings Exhibit and Draw On!
Mar 28th - Apr 26th

LAA Draws!, is a show of only black and white drawings. In this show, artists have stripped their work to its essence.

Draw On! events:
On Saturday, March 28 from 2-5pm

Visitors can participate in an array of FREE drawing activities, including:

Draw a Mural with LAA artists
Draw to Music (combining music with drawing)
Draw to a Story (draw as you listen to a story being read aloud)

Gallery hours are Friday - Sunday, 12-5 PM.

For More Information:
Loft Association Gallery
845 Canal Street, Stamford, CT
Telephone: (203)359-1182
Website: http://www.loftartists.com/


Saturday, March 28
Celebrate 'Earth Hour' at Home
8:30-9:30 pm

Accross the country and the globe, people will be switching off the lights for an hour in an effort to save electricity and also, 'Vote Earth' and bring awareness to the issues that global warming pose. This massive effort includes 2,712 cities, towns and municipalities in 83 countries and has been dubbed the worlds first global election between Earth and global warming. The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. More information is online including an interactive map and lots of information about ways to reduce your carbon footprint at http://www.earthhour.org/. Please note: this is an event to celebrate at your home or business and there will be no formal event at Audubon Greenwich. More than likely, the staff will all be at home with the lights off.

Sunday, March 29
HIKE: Signs of Spring Detective
2:00-3:30 pm

Come help us search for red-winged blackbirds, pussy willows, colorful tree buds, early emerging insects, and much more. All ages. RSVP to Store: 203-869-5272 x221.

Sunday, March 29
Maine’s Puffin Colony with “Puffin Pete” Salmansohn
3:30-4:30 pm

Join Pete Salmansohn from Audubon's Project Puffin in Maine for a lively presentation that includes a short film and fun times when he dresses up a youngster as a puffin. The film, "Project Puffin" is an award-winning 19 minute movie that brings viewers right to the wild Maine islands where all the restoration work is taking place. All ages are welcome. RSVP to Store: 203-869-5272 x221.

Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone 203-869-5272


Bunny image source (1)

Get Into a Smile . . .

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone: (203) 438-4519
website: www.aldrichart.org

Tuesday - Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm
Closed on Mondays and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
Special Holidays: The Museum is open on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.
Adults $7, seniors & college students $4
Members, K-12 teachers and children 18 & under FREE
FREE admission on Tuesdays

Draw On! Your Newspaper
Thursday, March 26

On Thursday, March 26, keep an eye out for Hersam Acorn Newspapers' Draw On! Page in the Lifestyles section. Cut or tear it out, draw in the space provided and send it to The Aldrich. Then, come to Draw On! Family Art Adventures on Saturday, April 4 and you will see your drawing hanging in the Education Center! Stay for the artist-led workshops and drawing activities in the galleries.

Get Into It!
FREE Evening at Stepping Stones Museum

Thursday, March 26 – Get Into It! FREE from 5 – 8 pm Free admission to the museum all evening. Roar into reading during National March into Literacy month with Norwalk Reads. Norwalk children will receive a free book.

Date: March 26, 2009
Start Time: 5:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm
Stepping Stones Museum
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
For information: (203) 899-0606
website: www.steppingstonesmuseum.org

More smiles for the weekend . . .

Darien Library
1441 Post Road
Darien, Connecticut 06820-5419


March 20th at 7:30 p.m.
(In the Community Room)

Friday Night at the Movies!

In this big screen version of the stage musical featuring the songs of ABBA, Donna (Streep) is the mother to Sophie, who's on a quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. Donna owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island and when three men from her past arrive unexpectedly, it's a trip down memory lane that no one will ever forget.

Dress up if you like! We're flashing back to the 70s! (Mamma mia!)
Meryl Street, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth; Rated PG-13; 108 minutes

Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Friends Friday Films
Date: 3/20/2009
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM
Description: MAN ON A WIRE (2008)

Directed by James Marsh. Absorbing documentary about the morning of August 7, 1974 when a young French man named Phillipe Petit stepped out on a wire suspended between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and danced for an hour with no safety net. He was arrested in what became known as the “artistic crime of the century.”

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

This series is made available by your 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
Presenter: Wayne Campbell

Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m
Sunday, March 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
William H. Pitt Recreation Center
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT

Adult Admission: $8, Children under 12 FREE!
Tickets available at the door. FREE parking all weekend!
$2.00 off Coupon available on website: www.fairfieldcountyhomeshow.com
(direct link to the Discount Coupon). Print it out and bring it to the show to receive $2 off a full price adult admission!

Sunday, March 22
‘Pura Vida’: Ted’s Costa Rican Eco-Adventure
2:00-3:00 pm

Ted Gilman, Audubon Greenwich's Senior Naturalist, will be hosting a public program with stories and photos from his trip to Costa Rica in 2008. Ted will share images of tropical plants, insects, spiders, birds, snakes, monkeys, volcanoes, and the dedicated scientists & educators who are working to preserve the rich natural heritage of Costa Rica. The program will highlight natural areas ranging from the dry tropical forest of Guanacaste National Park in the northwest, and the mountain cloud forests of Monteverde, to the hot, humid lowland rainforest of Corcovado National Park near Panama. This diversity of habitats provided a wonderful variety of plant and animals to encounter and enjoy. Ted has called this the trip of a lifetime. Come share in this adventure and learn how our daily lifestyle decisions may be affecting both the people and wild inhabitants of this amazing country.

Ted Gilman and Rafa Morales
in Costa Rica comparing notes about streams

Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
No charge.
Please RSVP to Store: 203-869-5272 x221

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

Sunday Afternoon At The Movies
Sponsored by the Friends of Ferguson
Cache (Hidden)

Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library Third Floor Auditorium
Bedford & Broad Street


Paranoia grips a French intellectual when a series of menacing videotapes begins turning up on his doorstep. With Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche.

Directed by Michael Haneke. Rated R. France/Germany. 2005. 111 minutes. For information call (203) 351-8231

Come out and smile . . .

Stone Soup
for the 21st Century
March 21, 2009
9AM to 3:30PM

Academy of Information Technology & Engineering
411 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT

Suggested Admission:
A canned food item for the Food Bank
For information: www.StamfordAsks.org

A citywide, fun-filled, interactive, multi-lingual resource event for families and people of all ages. Sample what Stamford, Connecticut has to offer in the way of services, agencies, programs and organizations.

Its purpose is to increase awareness of the services, agencies, programs and organizations serving Stamford’s families through a unique and engaging venue. The event is the outgrowth of two years worth of conversations with Stamford families and agencies led by Parent Leadership Training Institute’s Alumni Association (PLTI) and in collaboration with Stamford Public Schools, Parent Teacher Council, Domus, and 30 community partners.

Don't miss the 6th Annual Connecticut Home Design Expo, March 28 - 29, 2009 at the Hilton Stamford Hotel. Get a FREE VIP Pass and enjoy the show.

This unique event is sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as well as the finest media companies in Connecticut and will feature products & services from Connecticut and New York businesses.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to: Americares

Saturday, March 28, 2009 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Hilton Stamford Hotel (formerly The Westin Stamford Hotel)
One First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT

$10.00 (Tickets are available at the door)
FREE VIP Pass available online www.ctexpos.com

There are hundreds of INDOOR spaces available.
All spaces are FREE PARKING and valet service is available at the front entrance of the hotel.

Art smilers . . .


Here Is Where We Are:
Contemporary American Photographs
Greenwich, Connecticut (USA)
Mar 15th - Apr 15th

The Bendheim Gallery at the Greenwich Arts Council presents the work of eight contemporary American photographers in an exhibition entitled Here Is Where We Are. These individual art works are quite diverse. They illustrate the many different aesthetic and technical directions that photography has taken today. Color pervades the show and the human figure, frequently distorted, also appears as a major theme.

Gallery hours are:
Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, noon to 5 PM
Sunday, noon to 4 PM
Admission is FREE

For More Information:

Sponsor: Greenwich Arts Council
Address: 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Phone: 203-622-3980
Website: http://www.greenwicharts.org

Rodin Exhibit at Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Stamford, Mar 7th - May 24th

Stamford Museum & Nature Center's spring exhibition focuses on art in its purest form, as it examines the work of one of the most important figures in the art world, the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin.

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:

Sponsor: Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Address: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
Phone: (203) 322-1646
Website: http://www.stamfordmuseum.org

Spring exhibition at CCP in Norwalk
gallery opening
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New works from over thirty Scottish printmakers from five print studios in Scotland will be on display in the spring exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue, Mathews Park, Norwalk, Connecticut (USA).

The gallery opening is on Wednesday, March 18, from 4 – 7 PM. Refreshments will be served. This exhibition presents a detailed and exclusive look at Scottish culture as it is expressed in contemporary fine art printmaking, exploring current trends in imagery, technique, and presentation.

The exhibition runs from March 19 through May 16, 2009, and is FREE to the public.
Hours are Mon.-Sat., 9 AM – 5 PM; closed on Sundays.

For more information call: (203) 899-7999
Website: http://www.contemprints.org
Cost: FREE

Choo Choo Smiles . . .

Westchester Model Railroad Club
hosts its
37th Annual Spring Train Meet
Sunday, March 15, 2009
10am to 3pm

Choo, Choo, Smiles and family fun for train enthusiasts. Over 125 tables of operating layouts, dealers, kids exhibits and demonstrations of model and toy trains in all scales.

There will be antique and collectible model railroad equipment, books, videos, photos for the train enthusiast and an exhibit on track safety by the Connecticut Operation Lifesaver.

$4.00 seniors
$8.00 families (adult, spouse, and children under 12)
The venue is also handicap accessible
Parking is free
Info call: (203) 637-4583

Greenwich Civic Center
90 Harding Road
Old Greenwich, CT 06870

For more information:
(917) 301-8692

Image source (1)

It is almost spring . . .

Volunteer Day at Audubon Greenwich
Saturday, March 14
11:00am-3:00 pm

Nothing brings a stronger connection to the environment than getting out in nature and getting your hands dirty through volunteering. Join Audubon Greenwich when they clear trails and repair boardwalks at the Fairchild Sanctuary on North Porchuck Road. Enjoy a day of fun outdoors with your fellow volunteers while you help improve local wildlife habitats! Earn school community service hours plus refreshments are provided.

Get directions to the Fairchild Sanctuary & sign up with Brian O'Toole at 203-869-5272 x221.

NOTE: Suitable for adults and youth who want to get more involved with their community. Youth under 14 years should be accompanied by an adult.

MORE ABOUT AUDUBON'S 'TOGETHERGREEN' INITIATIVE : Announced on March 26, 2008 TogetherGreen represents an important alliance between Audubon and Toyota. The objective is to provide inspiration, leadership and opportunities that inspire people everywhere to take action at home, in their communities and beyond to improve the health of our environment. It’s built on our shared belief that we must all work together if we hope to confront the tremendous environmental challenges and opportunities of today and the years ahead. More about programs like this across the nation can be found at www.togethergreen.org


Jeff Cordulack
Events and Communications Manager
Audubon Connecticut
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
203-869-5272 x239

Image source (1)

Come Celebrate . . .

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop
Annual Tag Sale

at Westport Woman's Club
44 Imperial Avenue
Westport, Connecticut (USA)
Mar 6th - Mar 7th
10 AM to 3 PM
rain or shine

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop temporarily transforms into the spacious clubhouse auditorium for this sale of expanded merchandise including furniture, vintage collectibles, china, glassware, housewares, home accessories, hostess gifts, artwork, toys and games. The proceeds benefit local charities.

For More Information:

Sponsor: The Westport Woman's Club
Address: 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT
Phone: 203-227-4240
Email: info@westportwomansclub.org
Website: http://www.westportwomansclub.org

Donations of items are tax-deductible and may be delivered to the clubhouse on thru Thursday March 5th from 10AM-3PM. Call WWC office (203) 227-4240 to make arrangements or for additional information.

The Curio Cottage is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year!
Come celebrate . . .

Image source (1)