Girl Scouts of Connecticut to host former White House communications director

Girl Scouts of Connecticut will host “A Conversation with Jennifer Palmieri” on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Race Brook Country Club in Orange. Palmieri was the White House communications director for President Barack Obama and head of communications for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign. She served in the West Wing for 12 years under Presidents Obama and Clinton. … read more

Citizen scientist volunteers sought for ‘Frog Watch’

Gray tree frog —Maritime Aquarium photo

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum … read more

Boating safety course March 2

Milford United States Coast Guard Auxiliary 24-3 is offering an About Boating Safety course on Saturday, March 2, at 8 a.m., at USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center, 1 Helwig St., Milford. To register in advance go to a0142403.uscgaux.info/. Walk-ins also are welcome. Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. … read more