STAMFORD, Conn. – Here's a look at some events happening around Stamford this weekend. For more listings, visit our Events calendar.
Friday, Sept. 20
After School Fun: 4:15 p.m. A Celebrate Library Card Sign-up month with stories about libraries and a fun craft for Grades K -3. Registration required. Free. Ferguson Library, Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Road. Visit the website for more details.
Wanda Sykes: 8:00 p.m. An evening with Wanda Sykes, who has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. $88, $58, $48, $28. Stamford's Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street.
Orchid Judging: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A monthly judging event to facilitate development of educational opportunities for the orchid-growing public and makes available the on-site usage of the extensive collection of books and journals related to orchids. Free. Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road. Visit the website for more details.
Stamford Peace Fall Clinics and Competitive Open Gyms: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It offers a variety of competitive basketball training and conditioning opportunities for both girls and boys in the 3rd through 8th grades. $25 drop in fee, $200 for any 10 sessions and 275 for all 18 Sessions. The Stamford Family YMCA, 909 Washington Blvd. Visit the website for more details.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Sing Me A Story: 10:30 a.m. A morning of music and movement led by Ferguson’s own Dr. Ev. For ages 3 to 8 with a participating caregiver. Free. Ferguson Library, Weed Memorial and Hollander Branch, 1143 Hope Street.
Learn A Language On The Computer: 10:00 a.m. Learn a Language on the Computer and practice new languages with the library’s interactive software. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Hispanic Heritage Month--Bilingual Storycraft: 11:00 a.m. It is a special storytime in both English and Spanish, plus a cultural craft that can be taken home. For ages 3 ½ to 8. Families welcome. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World: 2:00 p.m. A documentary that explores the masterpieces of Muslim art and architecture. Directed by Robert Gardner. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Waterside Diversity Fest 2013: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Celebrate the diversity that is the Waterside Neighborhood. Meet neighbors and area business owners and representatives, learn about healthy habits, check out your own health statistics and enjoy local musical entertainment throughout the day. Encounter exotic and marine animal exhibits by Animal Embassy and Soundwaters, and also try your hand at Kayaking or Paddle Boarding. Free. John Boccuzzi Park at Southfield, Southfield Avenue. View the website for more details.
Community Supper at Christ The Healer: 6:00 p.m. It is hosted by the congregation at Christ the Healer, there will be great food, interesting people - and a little live music. Reservation is must. Free. Church of Christ the Healer, 20 Brookdale Road. Visit the website for more details.
Nature-Based Birthday Parties Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Nature based birthday parties including age-appropriate activities for children ages 3 – 12 on four nature inspired themes: Green Gardener, Underground Investigation, Reptiles and Amphibians, and Nature Art. Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road.
Stamford Hospital Health Wellness and Sports Expo 2013 : 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will feature health screenings by Stamford Hospital and a wide variety of exhibitors covering nutrition, weight management, children’s health, pet wellness, fitness programs, spa and beauty treatments, financial health, green technology, lifetime sports, alternative medicine plus fitness demos. Free. Chelsea Piers Connecticut, 1 Blachley Road. Visit the website for more details.
Art of Native American Women and the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An exhibition of iconic photographs of Edward S. Curtis, who captured the last vestiges of traditional Native American culture in the western United States. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd.
80's Prom for Breast Cancer: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. It is a charity event organized to raise money for the Avon Foundation for Women. The 80's Prom was created to bring awareness to a growing epidemic in the country - breast cancer. It will be a fun-filled evening of 80's fashion and classic hits while helping to raise money to aid in the fight against breast cancer. $75. Stamford Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Avenue. Visit the website for more details.
Sunday, Sept. 22
The Treasures of the Ottoman Empire: 2:00 p.m. A discussion on Turkey’s powerful 16th Century Ottoman Empire, which produced some of the world’s most beautiful art by Dr. Deniz Beyazit, Islamic Art Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets.
Outdoor Adventure: Stream Hunters: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A chance to explore Poorhouse Brook for the amphibians, macroinvertebrates and fish. Walk a few different parts of the stream to see what can be found. Space is limited and preregistration is must. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road. View website for more details.
Family Fun Run: 4:00 p.m. A Sunday Family Fun Run for parents and children of all ages. Bring strollers for younger ones. Free. Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, 168 Bedford Street.
Sunday Explorers: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join in to a drop-in program for hikes, field studies, live animal visits, garden experiences and crafts, and explore all the best things about SMNC in the fall. Information on specific themes is available at the Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road. Visit the website for more details.