Smiler from New Haven . . .

at the
International Festival
Arts & Ideas!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. For two weeks in June and throughout the year, over 300 volunteers from the greater New Haven region and beyond bring the Festival to life. As 80% of the events are free to the public, the Festival organizers rely on the passion, commitment, and support of community members to help continue to keep these creative experiences open to all.

Fill out an online application and then attend one of the volunteer orientations.

If you would like to learn more about the Volunteer Corps contact:
Rachel Alderman at
or call (203) 498-3750.

For more information on the Festival visit:

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It's National Doctor's Day . . .

March 30th is National Doctor's Day - created to show appreciation to your doctors.

Origin of National Doctor's Day:

Doctors' Day observances date back to March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond of Winder, Georgia. The day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The first National Doctor's Day was celebrated in 1991.

On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors' Day. In 1990, the congress and the senate approved legislation establishing National Doctors Day. The resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors' Day was signed by President George Bush.

For more information: National Doctor's Day

Smiler from Barnum Museum . . .

Hey Kids!
The Barnum Museum invites you to enter a
Poster Contest

Win a Family 4 Pack of tickets to
Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey® Circus.

Please send your best poster that illustrates:
P. T. Barnum's 200th Birthday

Send entry and contact information to:

Jaime Knoedler
Director of Education
The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

For more information contact:

Kathleen Maher
Executive Director/Curator

The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Telephone: (203) 331-1104
or visit website:

Smiler from Audubon Greenwich . . .

Bird House Workshop
Saturday, March 13th, 2010
2 PM - 3:30 PM

Bird houses are a fun way to observe wildlife in our backyards. Come learn the secrets to attracting bluebirds, wrens, swallows, and owls to nest boxes when Ted Gilman explains best practices for nest boxes and wildlife-friendly landscaping.

Ages: 5 & up.
RSVP required to purchase & construct your own bluebird nestbox after the program.
RSVP to Nature Store at (203) 869-5272 ext. 221

Our Feathered Gems
Sunday, March 14th, 2010
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

With more than 330 species known in the Americas, hummingbirds are the second largest family of birds after flycatchers. These tiny aeronautic marvels have the ability to hover, fly backward, and migrate long distances. The physiological capacity of hummingbirds to raise and lower their heart rate and body temperature to survive cold nights is unmatched in the animal world.

This program by Gina Nichol, former Audubon staff member, illustrates the amazing adaptations of these glittering gems and describes their fascinating life histories. With vivid photographs of hummingbirds in the United States, Central, and South America, Gina will describe how these birds survive in habitats that range from tropical forests to the forests of the Andes Mountains. Tips for attracting local hummingbirds to your own garden will also be discussed.

No RSVP required.
Suggested donation: $5 per person.
Co-sponsored by Sunrise Birding, LLC.

For more information contact:
Jeff Cordulack
Events and Communications Manager
Audubon Connecticut/Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-5272 ext. 239
(203) 613-8813 (cell)