Summer Theatre of New Canaan, under tent in Waveny Park, parking at New Canaan High School, Farm Lane; box office 203-966-4634 or The Wizard of Oz, Sun., June 17 through Sat., Aug. 4, Sun. June 24, July 1, at 12:30; Sat., June 23, June 30, July 21, July 18, at 10 a.m.; Sat., July 7, at 1; Fri., July 27, at 10:30, Fri., Aug. 3, at 10 a.m.; tickets $16, stage-side and orchestra tables avail.; Pinkalicious: The Musical, July 4 through Aug. 5, weekend days; Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat, July 14 through Aug. 5, weekend evenings.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $12/adults, $10/children three to 11 and seniors, free for children under three; open daily 9 to 4; 203-394-6565,; 90th Birthday Celebration: 90 Days of Summer, through Labor Day weekend, special offers and admission rates (details online). family performer Chris Rowlands, live, at 11, 1 and 3 daily June 23-30, free w/zoo adm.

Levitt Pavillion, 40 Jesup Road, downtown Westport;, concert hotline 203-221-2153; the children’s series runs on Wednesdays from June 27 through Aug. 29 (note: there is no program on July 4th); The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Wednesday, July 25 — a  unique hybrid of circus, vaudeville, Wild West shows and sideshow (a ticketed event to benefit the Pavilion); Sundays — Jazz and Big Band, 7p.m.; Mondays (August only) — movie nights at sundown, most movie nights in August are teen flix; Tuesdays — wild cards and anything goes, including dance, comedy and more, 8 p.m.; Thursdays – classical, cabaret, Broadway and beyond, 8 p.m.; Fridays — party bands and pop, 8 p.m.; Saturdays — blues/folk/rock/ world/DJs, 8 p.m.

Bridgeport Arts Fest, July 7, McLevy Green.

Walnut Beach Summer Concert Series, Milford, July 15 through Aug. 16, Walnut Beach Pavillion.

Bethel Summerfest Craft Fair, July 21, July 22, Municipal Center (front lawn).

The Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport; 203-372-3521; Tues.-Sat., 10-5, Sun., 12-5; museum and planetarium, $8.50 adults, $7 children, seniors, students, free under five: daily planetarium shows (The Little Star That Could, for ages eight and younger; Dawn of the Space Age, for ages eight and older), Challenger Learning Center, call for schedule; many interactive exhibits; Your House, My House, exhibit exploring all types of homes, through Sept. 2; many interactive exhibits, incl. Preschool Power for babies through three year olds.

Military Museum of Southern New England, 125 Park Ave., Danbury; 203-790-9277; more than 30 armored vehicles; massive collection of military artifacts; story of the 10th Mountain Division; life-size dioramas with major military vehicles; The World in Flames, story of World War II 1939-1945; The War in the Pacific, expanded exhibit; large gift shop; summer hours, Tues.-Sat., 10-5; Sun., 12-5; adults $6, active duty military, children and srs. $4; under five, free.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., adm. $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors, $9.95 for children 2-12; open 10-5 daily (till 6, July and August); info., 203-852-0700, ext. 2206: Toy Boat Workshop on Saturdays and Sundays between 11 and 3, 20-min. workshop, $5/child, no res. required. Africa: The Desert to the Sea, through Labor Day; seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. daily; Meerkats, special exhibit, through Labor Day. Marine Life Study Cruises, 2.5-hr. trips on the RV Oceanic with trawling for samples, data collection, for people at least 42 inches tall, $20.50, res. recommended, daily in July and August.


Farmers’ markets

Fairfield Farmers’ Market, indoors, Sat., 10-1, through May, Greenfield Hill Grange, 1873 Hillside Rd., Fairfield; then Sat., 12:30-4, through Oct. 27, 1950 Bronson Rd., Greenfield Hill, Fairfield.

Newtown-Fairfield Hills Farmers’ Market, Tues., 2-6 p.m., ; through October; Wasserman Way, Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown.

Shelton Farmers’ Market, Wed., 3-6 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; through Nov. 17, corner of Cornell and Canal Streets.

Trumbull Farmers’ Market, Thur., 2-6 p.m., June 21-Oct. 25, Long Hill Green, Main St.

Norwalk Rainbow Plaza Farmers’ Market, Wed., 11-3; through Oct. 31, 305 Main Street.;

Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market, Wed. 3-6 p.m.; through through Nov. 14, at the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich, 38 West End Avenue.;

Westport Farmers’ Market, Thur., 10-2, Imperial Avenue commuterlot;

Antiques & Farmers’ Holiday Outdoor Markets, Pound Ridge, N.Y., business district; 9-5 on Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (Sept. 3); heavy rain cancels, barbecued lunch; info., 914-764-5122.

Sunday Farmers’/Bakers’ Market and second Sunday Antiques Market, at Antiques and Tools of Business and Kitchen, 11-4; 65 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, N.Y.; 914-764-0015 or 5122.


Nature centers

Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford; 203-322-1646 or Heckscher Farm, daily, 9-4 (Animal Embassy open Tues.-Sun., 10-2); Nature’s Playground, daily 9-5; Bendel Mansion (main building), Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 11-5.

Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport; open Mon.-Sat., 9-5, Sun., 1-4 (closed major holidays); adm. $7/adults, $5/ages 1-12 & srs.; free adm. to trails and property, daily 7 a.m.-dusk; interactive nature museum, live wildlife, family program on Sat.; 203-227-7253;

VENUE: 40 Jesup Road, Downtown Westport