Where, when: , 10 Front St, Collinsville, March 11, 2011, 7:30 -8 p.m.
Why go: Sessions Feb 11, March 11, April 8, May 6
Where/When: , 281 Country Club Rd, Avon, March 12, 3 p.m.
Where/When: , 35 Mountain Rd, Farmington, March 13, 1 p.m.
Why Go: With its three miles of stone walls, Hill-Stead is an ideal place to look at lichen, the colorful but often overlooked miraculous combination of fungus and algae. Learn about lichen and the history of Hill-Stead's stone walls on this easy walk with estate naturalist Diane Tucker. All ages welcome. Preregistration required: 860-677-4787 ext 142.
Pricing: $5 members, $8 non-members
Where/When: Sycamore Hills Park Senior Center, 635 W Avon Rd, Avon, March 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Why Go: Pre-Purim celebration sponsored by Chai: The Center for Jewish Life and the Emanuel Synagogue of West Hartford. Come in costume and be ready for crafts, food, fun and a Purim musical. The party will take place in the Community Room of the Senior Center. Please park at the West Entrance. Open to all. 860-677-1235.
Pricing: $8 per family in advance; $12 at the door
When/Where: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at .
Why Go: The day includes special workshops and planetarium shows, opportunities to explore the museum’s many hands-on science and nature-related exhibits, and the chance for parents and kids to network with other home-school families. The workshops, classes and shows are appropriate for children ages five to 13.
Pricing:$7 per student per workshop. Adult members or reciprocal members free, non members $7 per person including non participating children aged 2 and up.
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