Treat yourself to "Nights Out" in support of our mission! Enjoy social connection, cultural exploration, continued learning, flavor and fun.

Attendees enjoy light nibbles and a selection of fine wines in our magnificent new Knobloch Family Farmhouse, from 7–9 pm, unless otherwise noted.
All materials included. Proceeds benefit the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Mission.
Collaging Featured

Mixed Media Mixer at the SM&NC

Thursday, February 27, 7 – 9 pm
Bendel Mansion

Explore the exciting world of collage in the beautiful setting of our Bendel Mansion in Winter. Taking inspiration from the season, we’ll explore this expressive art form while enjoying refreshments in view of our beautiful campus. Using a variety of media, paper, and even found objects, attendees will create a unique collage project to take home. Beginner and experienced artists alike are welcome.

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50

Earth In Her Hands

Author & Radio Host Jennifer Jewell “The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants”

Tuesday, March 10, 7 – 9 pm

Join us for a powerful book talk with Jennifer Jewell, host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast, “Cultivating Place.” In her insightful and empowering book, Jewell introduces 75 inspiring women working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food.

Members: $25 | Non-Members: $35

This event made possible thanks to Barrett Bookstore of Darien.


Wine Tasting & Food Pairing with LaRocca’s Wine & Spirits’ Sommelier John Freitas

Thursday, March 19, 7 – 9 pm

Wine and food are two of life’s great pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. Though a centuries-old tradition, pairing foods and wine together can still be a challenging and intimidating task. Join us for a delectable evening learning about reasonably priced fine wines, and leave with the skills to create an exquisite experience for your family, friends, or next party.

Members: $60 | Non-Members: $70

David Sibley

SM&NC Welcomes David Sibley

Wednesday, April 22, 7 – 9 pm

On Earth Day, join us for a memorable talk, meet and greet, and book signing with David Sibley – world-renowned author and illustrator of “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” and his latest book, “What It’s Like to Be a Bird.” First published in 2000, more than two million copies of “The Sibley Guide to Birds” have sold worldwide. The foremost authority in his field, he’s been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon and Roger Tory Petersen.

Members & Non-Members: $55 including signed book

In partnership with (books provided by) Barrett Bookstore of Darien