A Triumph of Unity: The Ubuntu Project – I Am Because We Are: Bridgeport

The Klein Theater 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

2 Shows: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 7PM Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 6PM A celebration of unity and humanity, "The Ubuntu Project - I Am Because We Are" is a transformative journey through the past, present, and future. This project blends history with contemporary insights, urging us to build a future anchored in respect, fairness, and justice for all. More than entertainment, it's edutainment at its finest, reminding us of our interconnectedness and the divine balance of nature and God's plan. Join us on this journey of self-discovery and collective enlightenment. For more informationhttps://www.theklein.org/buy-tickets/upcoming-events/the-ubuntu-project/

Litchfield Jazz Camp announces its 28th season.

Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center 22 Kirby Rd, Washington

Litchfield Jazz Camp returns for its 28th summer on June 30th, 2024. It will run through the entire month of July and it culminates in the 29th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival. The program and festival occur at the Frederick Gunn School in Washington Connecticut. Last summer LJC hosted over 300 students and distributed over $70,000 in need-based scholarships.  Registration for the camp opens in mid-November. LJC welcomes students from 13 to adult. There is no pre-audition required. Visit Litchfield Jazz Camp at litchfieldjazzcamp.com or call 860-361-6285. For more information

Free – $6880

FAMILY ECOLOGY DAYS at Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

July 6, 13 Aug 10,17 1:30-3:00pm Participate in an afternoon of ecology exploration with the RTP Estuary Center! Learn how to use some of our equipment and explore our sanctuary grounds.  Each session is packed with fascinating discoveries! This program is intended for families with children ages 5 and up. Each session features a unique theme. Attend one or all four! Cost $ 25 per family per session or sign up for all 4 for $80 per family. Click here to learn more about each day!

$25 – $80

Summer on the Farm at the Yellow Farmhouse: Ages 5-10

Yellow Farmhouse 389 N. Main Street, Stonington

 July 9 - August 29, 2024 Our Summer on the Farm program brings children ages 5-10 to Stone Acres Farm where Yellow Farmhouse educators help them pick, taste, and cook fresh produce.Over the course of eight summer weeks, we visit the laying hens, measure the temperature of the compost piles, inspect milkweed for monarch caterpillars, dissect flowers to see how their parts are designed, harvest and compare seeds, and much much more.Each week includes a cooking/tasting activity, utilizing farm-fresh ingredients and engaging recipes For more information

$35

Conversations with a Beekeeper At The Beekley Library

Beekley Library 10 Central Ave, New Hartford

Join the Humble Bee Honey Company for a program introducing the life of the Honey bee. It discusses equipment management and harvesting practices past and present, the challenges Beekeepers face and the importance of Beekeeping and honey bees to our ecosystem. For more information!

Guided Garden Tour & Vegetarian Wrap Bagged Lunch at White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm 167 Litchfield Road (Route 63), Litchfield

Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by a local deli as White Flower Farm store manager and plantsman Tom Bodnar gives a casual talk about the splendors of the late summer garden and strategies for planting spring-blooming bulbs. Next, step outside for a guided tour of our 20' x 240' Lloyd Border in all its seasonal glory. Registration required. Fee: $25 per person. Menu choice: Turkey Wrap (with cheese, avocado, lettuce, and homemade cranberry pesto). Beverage, chips, and cookies included. Attendees receive 10% OFF all in-stock bulbs for fall planting. For more information

$25

A Place Called Hope Presents Birds of Prey – From the Porch: Hillstead

Hillstead Museum 35 Mountain Rd, Farmington

Come learn about different Birds of Prey endemic to Connecticut! A Place Called Hope, a Rehabilitation and Education Center for Birds of Prey, presents a one-hour program at Hill-Stead with four different Birds of Prey found in Connecticut. Ambassador Birds will come out of the aviaries to share their beauty and stories of survival. Audiences get to meet two daytime hunters and two night-time hunters. Learn each bird’s story of survival and ways to lessen conflicts with the wildlife in your very own backyard. This program is the result of a continuing collaboration between the Hill-Stead Museum and the Farmington Land Trust, a not-for-profit organization located in Farmington with the mission to protect open space in perpetuity through education, stewardship, acquisition, and advocacy. For more information  

$8 – $12

In the Footsteps of Galileo AARP Webinar: Mystic Seaport

Virtual Event

On October 9, dive into the scientific legacy of Galileo with Brian Koehler from the Mystic Seaport Museum Treworgy Planetarium. This virtual program delves into Galileo’s groundbreaking discoveries and their profound impact on humanity’s understanding of the cosmos. Learn about Galileo’s pivotal use of the telescope in 1609, marking the beginning of a new era in astronomy. Explore the celestial wonders that captured Galileo’s gaze and shaped our perception of space. This event is open to Members and non-Members. This talk is the final in a three-part series with Mystic Seaport Museum, occurring in May, June, and October. Please register on the AARP website at https://events.aarp.org/galileo. For more information