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March 2021

Observing Birds: Appearance, Sounds, and Behaviors

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

When observing birds, there is often more than meets the eye. Whether you enjoy photographing, drawing, or painting birds, or you just enjoy the company of birds, it is helpful to understand birds’ overall natural histories. This includes their appearance, behaviors, calls, materials they use for their nests, habitats they spend time in, flight patterns, and how they interact with their environment. In this virtual program, Audubon Bird Education Specialist Ryan MacLean will bring you outside to observe and listen…

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Greenwich Shellfish Demonstration

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Innis Arden Cottage/Seaside Center, Greenwich Point Park
Old Greenwich,

Ready to give shellfishing a try? Join the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission on Saturday, March 6 at 10am to learn how to harvest your own oysters and clams. Dress warm and wear boots.

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The Soil Solution to Clean Water, Air, and Land

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Soil Solution to Clean Water, Air and Healthy Land - Moderator: Myra Klockenbrink - Panelists: Jay Feldman, Beyond Pesticides, Jackie Algon, Pollinator Pathway, and Michael Strangel, Kiss the Ground Soil plays an important role in water quality, climate change, and human health. Unfortunately, decades of deforestation, monoculture, and poor farming practices had stripped the land of much of its goodness. It’s estimated that 75 billion tons of fertile soil are lost to land degradation every year, leaving Earth in…

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A Celebration of Women Composers of Classical Music

March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library are pleased to welcome back Jeffrey Engel who will present a lecture titled, A Celebration of Women Composers of Classical Music. While there have always been women composers, it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that significantly more women began to enjoy public performances of classical music and became professional composers. Mr. Engel will highlight the lives and the music of several distinguished female composers and concert pianists who…

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God’s Little Acre: The Slave Trade in Newport with Keith Stokes

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10 – $15

Cemeteries are largely seen as final resting places – an end. But God’s Little Acre, a Colonial African Burying Ground in Newport, Rhode Island is the beginning point to a rich cultural tapestry that is Newport’s African and African-American history. Recognized as the oldest and largest existing enslaved and free African heritage burying ground in America dating back to 1705, the historic site contains the remains of men, women and children who are directly connected through the African Diaspora and…

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Is Greenwich Facing a Water Shortage?

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Is Greenwich Facing a Water Shortage? - Moderator: Elizabeth Dempsey - Panelists: John Mullaney, USGS; Patricia Sesto, Director of Environmental Affair, Town of Greenwich and Jeff Ulrich, Vice President of Supply Operations and Sustainability, Aquarion Water Company. There is an increasing awareness that freshwater resources in Greenwich are limited and need to be protected both in terms of quantity and quality. Severe droughts and water overdraw affect not only the water users but also the decision-makers. "Water is everybody's business."…

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How to Ease Traffic Congestion in Greenwich

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How to Ease Traffic Congestion in Greenwich - Moderator: Ernst Schirmer - Panelists: Kristin Floberg, Planner, Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG); Jason Spigel, Freebee, and TBD Traffic congestion from vehicles results in a significant time burden across the globe. If time is money, time spent in traffic comes at a high cost. As of September 2020, an average American worker loses approximately $1,591 per year to traffic. Wages and productivity aren’t the only things traffic affects. Traffic congestion racks…

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Changing Earth, Changing Climate

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Changing Earth, Changing Climate - Moderator: Allison Walsh - Speaker: Laura Bozzi, Ph.D., Director of Programs at the Yale University Climate Change and Health Initiative Connecticut’s climate is changing. The state has warmed two to three degrees (F) in the last century. Throughout the northeastern United States, spring is arriving earlier and bringing more precipitation, in shorter, stronger, and more frequent storms and summers are hotter and drier. Sea level is rising, and severe storms increasingly cause floods that damage…

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April 2021

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to open new exhibition on 19th century American Medicine

April 8 @ 12:00 pm
The Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850 United States
$6 – $10

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore the birth of modern medicine and its scientific breakthroughs with a new exhibition titled, Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America. The exhibition will open on April 8 and run through Oct. 17, 2021. This exploration will feature rare artifacts, instruments, costumes and photographs, drawn from those once owned by the Lockwood and Mathews families, as well as loans from major private collections and public institutions. For more information on schedules, tour tickets…

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