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What's Happening In Stamford This Weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. — A search for reptiles and amphibians, a urban scavenger hunt and a charity motorcycle ride are just a few of the events going on in Stamford this weekend. For more events in the area, visit our Events Section .

Friday, Sept. 21

Outdoor Adventures: 6 p.m. Look for and learn about spotted salamanders, garter snakes and other reptiles and amphibians. The program is recommended for kids 6 and up, and is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Call 203-977-652 to register. Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road.

The Bamboo Benefit: 6:30 p.m. Take part in a night of live music, an auction and more while supporting the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens. For ticket and other information, visit the arboretum’s website at www.bartlettarboretum.org . The event will be held at Nestle Waters, 900 Long Ridge Road.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Egyptian Festival: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. St. Peter & St. Andrew Coptic Orthodox Church hosts the first annual Egyptian Festival on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit its website. St. Peter & St. Andrew Coptic Orthodox Church, 132 Glenbrook Road.

Stamford Urban Scavenger Hunt: 11:30 a.m. Take part in Stamford’s first ever Urban Scavenger Hunt through downtown Stamford. Registration can be done online . The event starts and ends at Black Bear Saloon, 261 Main St.

Celebrate the Lighting of the Stamford Transportation Center: 6:30 p.m. Get the first glimpse of the lit up transportation center. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served before the 8 p.m. lighting. The cost to attend is $100 per person. Morton’s Steak House, 377 N. State St.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Thunder On The Sound: Ride at 8:30, barbecue at 11 a.m. Join Mayor Michael Pavia and others on a motorcycle trip through the city. Not a motorcycle rider, then head to the Ponus for a barbecue and live music. Admission is $30 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under, and all proceeds will go to the Brian Bill Memorial Fund . Riders will meet at the commuter parking lot by Exit 35 on the Merritt Parkway and ride to the Ponus Yacht Club, 41 Bateman Way.

East Side International Food Festival: Noon to 3 p.m. The East Side Partnership will host an International Food Festival. The cost to attend is $5. Domus, 83 Lockwood Ave.

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