STAMFORD, Conn. — Here are a few highlights of things to do in Stamford this week. Check out our Events calendar for more items.
Monday, Aug. 19
Happy Hour Specials At Bartaco: 5-6:30 p.m. Enjoy happy hours with specifically crafted cocktails. $5. Bartaco, 222 Summer St., Stamford.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Back To School Storytime: 2 p.m. Stories to get a child excited about going back to school or starting for the first time. Grades pre-K and above. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford streets, Stamford.
Taco Tuesdays: 9 p.m. Enjoy tacos for $1.50. Bartaco, 222 Summer St., Stamford.
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, Stamford. Visit the website for more details.
Middle School Study-Skills Workshop (PM Session): 5-7:30 p.m. The workshop offers an accessible, logical and easy-to-implement study skills system for student organization, note-taking, test preparation, time management, and more. It is based on educational research and benchmark studies, and taught by certified, master's level teachers. $395. Sacred Heart University, Stamford Campus, 12 Omega Drive, Stamford. Visit the website for more details.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Summer Reading Club Finale: 7-9 p.m. It features unique sound of alternative / folk rock performed by Kenn Morr Band. Free. Ferguson Library, Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Road, Stamford.
Winter 2013 Pottery and Ceramic Art Classes Registration : Noon. The class is designed for the beginner and for those who have taken beginning pottery classes in the past, and will cover the basic and intermediate level working with clay with prime focus on wheel-thrown pottery (centering, pulling walls, shaping and trimming) and glazing. $365. Lakeside Pottery Ceramic School and Studio, 543 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Visit the website for more details.
Thursday, Aug. 22
Learn Microsoft Word 2010 : 2 p.m. An advanced class for those familiar with Word basics. Register online. Free. Ferguson Library, Intersection of Broad and Bedford streets, Stamford.
Watch "The Warriors": 9 p.m. It is a story of a gang, The Warriors, who have traveled to the Bronx to attend a citywide meeting of all gangs. At that event, however, the psychotic leader of a rival gang, The Rogues, assassinates the head of the city's foremost gang, but The Warriors are pegged as culpable. Rated R. Carte Blanche: Free, Members: $6, students and seniors: $8, non-members: $11. Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford.