Art and Nature After-School Series begins

Jan. 16

A new Art and Nature After-School Series starts off the new year at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield. Recommended for children ages 6 to 12, the six-week program meets on Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 20, from 3:45 to 5 p.m.

Designed to inspire a stronger appreciation of nature and foster a love of the arts, the program encourages exploration and hands-on visual learning and self-expression to awaken the senses and inspire creativity.

Projects combining educational themes in science and nature will include designing and building animal habitats with natural materials, still life drawing and painting, science illustration, and creating and recording observations in nature journals.

The class meets at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

Cost of the six-week series is $90 for CAS members or $120 for nonmembers $120. Registration is required and space is limited.

Register at or call 203-259-6305, ext.109 for more information.

Fairfield resident joins Rivkin Radler firm

Mark N. Antar has recently joined the Rivkin Radler LLP as an associate, according to Managing Partner Evan H. Krinick in a news release.

Antar, of Fairfield, has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use practice groups.

Antar concentrates his practice in real estate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on complex landlord-tenant litigation. Antar has extensive trial and appellate courtroom experience. He has successfully tried cases in the Supreme Court and civil court on behalf of commercial and residential real estate corporations, asset managers, landlords, tenants and insurance carriers. Antar has also successfully briefed and argued appeals in the Appellate Division and Appellate Term of the State of New York.

Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Antar was associated with Nadel & Ciarlo in Manhattan.

Master Naturalists complete training

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield recently congratulated the graduates of the fall 2018 Master Naturalist Training Program.

The 18 class members, from communities throughout Connecticut, completed more than 40 hours of both classroom and field training led by environmental education and conservation professionals from around the state. The graduates will now start applying their knowledge and skills in varied volunteer capacities at the Center at Fairfield and other Connecticut Audubon centers. From assisting with nature walks and education events, to, helping behind the scenes in the office, nature store and with animal care, the Master Naturalists will contribute their time to a wide variety of projects and activities tailored to their own interests.

Master Naturalist training is for people of all experience levels who want to expand their knowledge of the habitats, plants, animals and natural history of their local communities. It offers the rewards of sharing that knowledge through teaching others about the stewardship of our natural resources, and it provides the opportunity to meet, and work with, those who share the same interests and concerns.

For information about future Master Naturalist training programs offered in Fairfield, email