March 1 – 8

Below is a list of things to do around CT, that are worth the drive, for the first week of March. Check out our activities page for re-ocurring things to do across CT on the regular.

Now through March 8th Sculpture Contest The 2015 snow sculpture contest celebrates the spirit of winter and creative outdoor activities. So bundle up and create an entry for the snow sculpture contest this winter. Use your imagination and create a unique snow sculpture (for example: snow castles or snowmen). The contest will be ongoing from the first snow after January 1st through March 3rd, 2015. Top winner from each category will receive a certificate toward a Parks & Recreation Program. How to Enter: Send or bring a picture of your snow sculpture to the Hebron Parks and Recreation Department by March 8th. Pictures will not be returned. Include your name, address and a brief description of your snow sculpture and indicate the age group of the sculpture’s designer. Age Groups: 1.Child K-3rd Grades, 2. Child 4-8 Grades, 3. Family Sculpture, 4. Adult Only, 5. Business. Hebron, CT.

Now through March 16th Stamford Restaurant Week Dine like a champion during Winter Restaurant Weeks featuring specially priced menus from 32 Stamford Downtown restaurants. Lunches range from $10.15-$20.15 and dinners range from $15.15 to $30.15.

Sunday, March 1:

7:30 – 9am: Sham Rock & Roll 5K Get ready for Connecticut’s largest St. Patrick’s themed road race! Race Day Schedule: 7:30 am – Packet pick-up and registration, 9:00 am – 5K Start, 9:30 am – Post race party, 10:30 am – Awards Ceremony. Awards: Top three race finishers in each age group. Age groups: men, women and children 12 and under, 13-80+.  Awards are also given in the following special categories: • Best individual and group costume – St. Patty’s Division • shortest & tallest, slowest Finisher. Woodbridge, CT.

8am – 5pm: Lyman’s 43rd Annual WinterFest Cure your cabin fever! Enjoy an awesome weekend of indoor and outdoor family oriented activities at our WinterFest, the Sweet Spot of Winter Fun! Middlefield, CT.

10:30am: Lisa Goodman Purim Carnival Celebrate the joy of Purim with us at our Lisa Goodman Purim Carnival featuring fun, food, games, and prizes for the young and young-at-heart. Trade in Purim Bucks earned playing games for great prizes. Come in costume and earn bonus Purim Bucks! Tickets are required for the purchase of games and food. For $10 or less a child can have lunch and play games for the duration of the carnival. Middletown, CT.

11am: Spring Bake: Bundt and Layer Cakes Welcome the new season with some impressive deserts that are really quite simple to prepare. A Bundt cake makes a statement with very little effort, while a layer cake is a work of art that you can accomplish by mastering a few easy techniques. Join us and learn how. Free. Danbury, CT

{Reoccurs} 12pm: Rapunzel has been locked away in a tower for 18 years by the wicked Enchantress. With her birthday approaching, time is running out to save her, but with the help of some unconventional friends, Rapunzel gets her chance at freedom. This new twist on the classic story is full of fun, adventure, music and humor starring the girl with the long blonde hair. $23 for Adults, $19 for Kids. Bridgeport, CT.

12:30 – 2:30pm: Character Dance Party in Honor of Purim Dress up and join your favorite princesses and superheroes as we celebrate the spirit of Purim complete with food, games and DJ! $7 non-members. Woodbridge, CT.

12:30 – 4:30pm: Read Across American Day March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but we are celebrating it a day early! Join us for special activities all day and a Dr. Seuss story every hour from 12:30-3:30 pm. Niantic, CT.

1pm and 4pm: Dog Loves Books Louise Yates’ New York Times Best Seller comes to life in ArtsPower’s newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open up his own bookstore. Once the store opens for business, no customers come. Dog is alone in his store. But, he soon realizes that when he is surrounded by books, he is never alone. Dog begins to read the books in his store and discovers that when customers finally come in to his store, he knows exactly which books to recommend. ArtsPower’s delightful new musical celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others. Recommended for ages 5-8. All tickets: $20. Westport, CT.

2pm: Pantochino Teen Theatre presents “Xanadu Jr” is based on the 1980 film musical starring Olivia Newtown John featuring book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. The original screenplay was written by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Milford, CT.

2pm: Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut Between 1880 and 1920, more than 4 million Italians immigrated to America, many arriving in New Haven. Italian women stood behind their husbands and managed the family economy, invested in real estate, put aside money for their children’s education, cooked meals, nurtured large families, and when times got tough, joined men on production lines. Author, historian, and photographer Anthony V. Riccio will share remarkable, poignant, and sometimes humorous details of the lives of these courageous women from his new book “Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut.” Admission is free. New Haven, CT.

{Reoccurs} 2:30pm: Rapunzel – See details above.

3:30 – 4:30pm: Book Signing and Public Presentation After the workshop, all museum guests will have an opportunity to meet James Gurney, purchase his books, and get them signed. Before the signing, Gurney will offer a brief slide presentation about the making of Dinotopia, including research, thumbnail sketches, models posing, maquettes, photo reference, and plein-air studies. Copies of Gurney’s Dinotopia books will be for sale in the gift shop. Stamford, CT.

4pm: Dog Loves Books – See details above.

Monday, March 2:

Registration opens for Lowe’s Kids Clinic for Saturday, March 14th at 10am. Space is limited, register online. Clinics are free.

7pm: Read Across America Day at Barnes & Noble. Free. Danbury, CT.

Tuesday, March 3:

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP restaurants have raised almost $16 million to support charities in the communities in which they operate. On March 3rd guests from around the country will celebrate a “Decade of Giving” with the tenth annual National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes (limit one stack per guest), guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or other designated local charities. Our Goal this year is $3.5 million for charity! Valid at participating IHOP Restaurants.

11am: Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats The newest show from producer and world-renowned impresario Danny Chang (Artistic Director for the Golden Dragon Acrobats), Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show. The large cast and spectacular set designs illustrate the best of Chang’s brand of artistic merit, high productive value and sold commitment to cultural exchange. The best of a time-honored tradition, some 25 centuries old, meets modern movement and expression in a gorgeous, innovative cirque performance. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as one of the premiere Chinese acrobatic companies touring today. Their Broadway debut earned two Drama Desk Award nominations and audiences on five continents have sat in stunned amazement at their impossible feats. This is a show of spellbinding artistry that will entertain and delight audiences of all ages! $10 per ticket. Ridgefield, CT.

1 – 3pm: Maple Tapping Winter Walk Take a winter nature walk with the Greenwich Land Trust’s stewardship staff through one of GLT forest preserves. See a maple tapping and syrup boiling demonstration and learn what goes into making the sweet stuff! The process of maple tapping is indigenous to our northern forests and an important part of our local history. During this time of year, the forest is just waking up from a long slumber and we’ll talk about the clever ways plants and wildlife survive the winter. Non-Members $25, Children under 12 free. Greenwich, CT.

5pm: Monthly Mini Model Build: LEGO Robot Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. Free. Danbury, CT.

Wednesday, March 4:

10am: Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats – See details above.

11:30am – 1pm: Fairy Tales on Happy Trails – Goldilocks & the Three Bears Fairy tales are steeped in nature. This new program puts a natural spin on all of your favorite fairy tales! We’ll read a book, make a craft, and take a walk. Learn all about bears and everything they need to live in the forest! Bring your own picnic lunch. Led by Amy Stich. Ages 3-5. $12 non-member. Mystic, CT.

12:15pm: Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats – See details above. Ridgefield, CT

1:30pm: Mustache Baby Storytime Kids ages 3-5 are invited to come listen to the store and paint a keepsake picture frame. We will wear fake mustaches and take pictures for our new frames! Older siblings are welcome to join in or paint separately. Call to reserve your space! $25​. Fairfield, CT.

6:30pm: Cirque Ziva: Performed by Golden Dragon Acrobats The newest show from producer and world-renowned impresario Danny Chang (Artistic Director for the Golden Dragon Acrobats), Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show. The large cast and spectacular set designs illustrate the best of Chang’s brand of artistic merit, high productive value and sold commitment to cultural exchange. The best of a time-honored tradition, some 25 centuries old, meets modern movement and expression in a gorgeous, innovative cirque performance. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as one of the premiere Chinese acrobatic companies touring today. Their Broadway debut earned two Drama Desk Award nominations and audiences on five continents have sat in stunned amazement at their impossible feats. This is a show of spellbinding artistry that will entertain and delight audiences of all ages! Recommended for ages 6 and up. Adults, come mix & mingle before the show – please join us in the lobby at 5:45pm for a wine tasting courtesy of Palm Bay International! Children $35 (12 & under), Adults $40. Ridgefield, CT.

Thursday, March 5:

3:30pm: A New Country: A Kids’ Program on Immigration Join us for a choose-you-own adventure style program on immigration! Each participant will take on the identity of an immigrant to the United States and go through a series of tasks, including traveling to America, going through Ellis Island, and navigating life in your new home. Ages 7 and up. $7 for non-members. Litchfield, CT.

{Reoccurs} 4pm: Movie Night featuring Toy Story Join us in the JCC Living Room for our Spring Movie Series for kids and families! Event is free and popcorn will be served. Woodbridge, CT.

5 – 8pm: After Hours at the Bruce offers evening gallery hours and a variety of activities – including a chance to take a “selfie” with an American Black Bear. In addition to free admission and open galleries, the Museum will be offering special tours and other activities designed for families and accessible to all. Free. Greenwich, CT.

6:30 – 8:30pm: The American Chestnut: A Lecture and Educational Tasting This quintessential heirloom American food is a forgotten flavor due to the blight that decimated billions of native American chestnut trees in the first half of the 20th century. Learn about the history of the American chestnut, a Slow Food USA Ark of Taste food, and ongoing efforts to restore the tree to its native habitat from Steve Conaway, Conservation & Outreach Director of the Greenwich Land Trust, home of the American Chestnut Tree Sanctuary, and a fountain of information of chestnut growing. Please bring your questions for the Q&A to follow his talk. Next, Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage will discuss how to store, cook, and peel fresh chestnuts, and demonstrate how to prepare Mont Blanc chestnut cakes, a classic chestnut dessert from her native Italy. Analiese Paik of the Fairfield Green Food Guide will inform guests about rare and delicious heirloom and Ark of Taste foods and provide insider tips on sourcing them. Immediately following the event, guests are invited to socialize while savoring Chef Silvia’s Mont Blanc chestnut cakes and locally roasted coffee from Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters. This event is a co-production of Fairfield Green Food Guide and Strawberry and Sage. $25 per person. Greenwich, CT.

7:30pm: Beauty and the Beast Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. New Haven, CT.

Friday, March 6:

10am – 2pm: Boil Down Fridays Have you ever wondered where Maple Syrup comes from? Meet the NCNC Naturalists out at our Sugar Shack to learn how we make our very own Maple Syrup! Learn about the history of this New England tradition, what syrup grades really mean, what causes sap to flow in winter. Free. New Canaan, CT.

10:30am: Nature’s Child: Maple Sugar “Sinsibucwat” time! The Native Americans celebrated this time of year, when the “sap runs from wood.” Come to the Nature Center to learn more about our sweet trees! $7 per child. Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and their adults. Ansonia, CT.

1:30pm: Mustache Baby Storytime – See details above. Fairfield, CT

4:30 – 8pm: Dollar Night Just one (1) dollar per person over the age of 1 makes this Friday night affordable for all. Children under 1 are free. Niantic, CT.

6pm: Full Worm Moon Hike At the time of this Spring Moon the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. Join Rangers Jess and Mike for this evening hike. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. $1 per person. Ansonia, CT.

6:30 – 8pm: Friday Family Fun Night: Boil Down Under the Stars Join us for a unique and one-of-a-kind Friday Family Fun Night… out at the Sugar Shack! That’s right, our Naturalists are hosting an Evening Boil Down, where you and the entire family will discover how we make delicious maple syrup right here on site. We’ll challenge groups with fun, interactive maple-inspired games, before sharing native and traditional folklore stories around the campfire. You’ll even get to taste some sweet treats, so don’t miss out! Free. New Canaan, CT.

7:30pm: Monster Jam live motorsport entertainment. $10-$40 per ticket. Bridgeport, CT.

7:30pm: Beauty and the Beast – See details above. New Haven, CT

8pm: Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “Ridiculously fun” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement!Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice! Stamford, CT.

Saturday, March 7 – Sunday, March 8:

Museums on Us – The first full weekend of every month Bank of America cardholders can enjoy free admission to participating museums: Faifield Museum, Bruce Museum in Greenwich, The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield and Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury.

Saturday, March 7:

9am – 12pm: Home Depot Monthly Kids Workshop Come learn how to build a pair of bookends with sports or flowers stickers. Free hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12. All kids receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin, while supplies last. Free. All Home Depot locations.

10 am: (Raindate March 8) Maple Syrup Making in Your Own Back Yard Come to our annual demonstration on how anyone can make Maple syrup using just a few simple tools. All you need is a maple tree to tap and a stove  or fire to boil it on. A great family activity for enjoying the outdoors and connecting to our New England past. Barkhamsted, CT.

10 – 11:30am: Our Awesome Opossum, No. 2 Our first meet and greet with Mr. Wiggles, the rehabilitated Virginia Opossum that the DPNC staff has been caring for since last summer, was so popular that we have scheduled a second one! Please join us to learn about the special adaptations that opossums have in order to survive. We’ll read a book about opossums, do a possum craft, and then take a nature walk with Mr. Wiggles. All ages. Mystic, CT.

10 – 11:30am: Open House An Open House for our Waldorf-inspired kindergarten and parents and child classes. Norwalk, CT.

10am – 12pm: Grand Opening Join us for our Grand Opening Event! We will have lots of fun activities for the children, information for the parents and refreshments for everyone! Stop by and see who will be our ribbon cutter! Wilton, CT.

10am – 4pm: Museums on Us – See details above. Fairfield, CT

10am – 4pm: Annual Maple Festival We’ll have a maple bake sale, breakfast available, crafts, live animals, tree-tapping demonstrations, exhibitors, and much more! All proceeds benefit our animal care. Ansonia, CT.

11am: Once Upon a Cloud Celeste wants to give her mother something special – but what? Join Celeste on her journey to find the perfect gift. Free. Danbury, CT.

10am – 1pm: Plymouth Maple Festival Celebrate the New England tradition of making maple syrup on the Plymouth Green. Discover how to identify sugar maples, use an old fashioned drill to tap them, insert the spiles, hang the buckets, watch the sap drip out. Listen for the pinging sound of sap hitting the metal pail. Watch sap being boiled into syrup on an outdoor fire. Sample maple sugar and sugar on snow. In the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, there will be maple baked beans, maple hot dogs, and maple ham for sale while listening to traditional acoustic music. Connecticut Grown products such as maple syrup and maple sugar candy can also be purchased. There will be a historical scavenger hunt, children’s games at the Congregational Church, and a magician at the First Baptist Church of Plymouth.  If there’s snow, make a snowman! Free. Plymouth, CT.

10am – 5pm: Museums on Us – See details above. Greenwich & Waterbury, CT

11am – 3pm: Annual Maple Sugaring Festival The days are getting warmer but the nights are still cold … just the right conditions for maple sugaring! Join IAIS Staff and Primitive Skills Practitioner Jim  Dina for an afternoon celebrating the gift of Maple Sugar Enjoy pancakes made by the IAIS staff, local maple syrup, coffee and orange juice (served from 11am – 1 pm) and learn how local Native Americans traditionally made maple syrup. Jim will demonstrate the technique of collecting sap and boiling it down into syrup as he discusses its importance to Native American culture. Children’s activities will run from 1-3pm. $15 Adults; $10 Kids. Washington, CT.

11am – 3pm: Maple Sugar Festival Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm and see firsthand how sap is turned into maple syrup. Witness how trees are tapped, see how sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, go on a scavenger hunt, have your face painted, and sing and dance to live music with Jay and Ray. Additionally, Heckscher Wild; a new, interactive live exotic animal exhibit on Heckscher Farm, will celebrate its grand opening. On Saturday, watch teen chefs create delicious dishes using SM&NC maple syrup and vote for your favorite in the First County Bank Teen Chefs Challenge from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Non-Members: $10 per person. Children under 3 are free. Stamford, CT.

{Reoccurs} 12pm: Rapunzel – See details above.

12pm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Stamford, CT

12 – 2pm: Maple Sugaring Join Ranger Mark for this fun family afternoon of maple sugaring. Observe how a maple tree is tapped, and learn how sap is made into sweet syrup over our campfire. We’ll also have hiking, snacks and a maple craft activity. Weather permitting. Free. Trumbull, CT.

12 – 5pm: Museums on Us – See details above. Ridgefield, CT

1pm: Pirate School! Follow Your Compass satisfies children’s universal curiosity about the briny buccaneers of yore, while boosting self-esteem and pro-social skills in subtle ways; prompting kids to “stand up for their mates” and “follow their hearts” and ultimately to be more empathetic, responsible, courageous corsairs. Admission is $2 for children; $3 for adults. Hamden, CT.

1 – 2pm: Maple Syrup Open House Come experience a New England tradition: turning sap into syrup! The history and process of making syrup is fascinating. Kids and families will have an opportunity to tap a tree, take the maple syrup taste test, learn about Native American, colonial, and modern methods of making syrup and, of course, taste Ambler Farm’s very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream. Bottles of Ambler Farm Maple Syrup will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public. Wilton, CT.

1 – 4pm: Make It With Michaels Party Grab your pals and bring them to Michaels for an afternoon of creative fun. We’ve got lots of fabulous springtime projects to try, and we can’t wait for you to join us. The First 25 Customers will receive our Party Booklet full of project instructions and a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase! Free. All Michaels locations.

2pm: Pirate School with Billy Bones Bumbling Pirate Billy Bones, an amicable bumpkin of a buccaneer with a heart of gold, comes with his treasure chest of classic slapstick comedy, magic, bubble-play, music a rusty bugle and scads of participatory fun. Admission is $2 for children; $3 for adults. Hamden, CT.

2pm: Sister Act – See details above. Stamford, CT

2pm: Beauty and the Beast – See details above. New Haven, CT

2pm: Monster Jam – See details above. (Pit Party at 11am) Bridgeport, CT

2 – 2:30pm: Around the World: Creative Kids Learn about glaciers and what you can do to take care of the environment. Experiment with ice and make a poster to remind you what you can do for our world. Tickets required. Limited space. For children ages 2 and older. Norwalk, CT.

{Reoccurs} 2:30pm: Rapunzel – See details above.

3pm: La Maleta (The Suitcase) Incorporating both Spanish and English, La Maleta is the touching story of Roca, a 10-year old girl who leaves her native Colombia for North America clutching her suitcase – inside of which she believes her grandmother is hiding. Struggling to adjust to a new language, a new school, and a new way of life, Roca befriends Paz, a boy with many of the same struggles. Opening the suitcase leads them to embark on an adventure where Roca finds the courage, hope, and strength to adapt to her new home. Recommended for ages 8-13. $15 per person. Fairfield, CT.

7:15pm:  A Child’s Requiem The winner of the 2013 Sackler Prize is noted composer Steven Sametz. Sametz’s new work, A Child’s Requiem, dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook tragedy. The combined forces of the UConn Symphony Orchestra, the UConn Concert Choir, Chorus Angelicus Children’s Choir and soloists: Janani Sridhar, soprano and Gregory Zavracky, tenor will perform under the direction of Dr. Jamie Spillane. The orchestra and choir with soloists Constance Rock, soprano and Rod Nelman, bass-baritone, will also present Antonin Dvorak’s powerful Te Deum under the direction of Prof. Harvey Felder. Free. Stamford, CT.

7:30pm: Beauty and the Beast – See details above. New Haven, CT

7:30pm: Monster Jam – See details above. Bridgeport, CT

8pm: Sister Act – See details above. Stamford, CT

Sunday, March 8:

10 – 11:30am: Make Your Own Birdfeeder Make your own birdfeeder and learn about our feathered friends! Each child will make a birdfeeder to bring home. Plus, we’ll search for birds at the center and learn all about them. $15 per child. Trumbull, CT.

10am – 4pm: Museums on Us – See details above. Fairfield, CT

10am – 5pm: Museums on Us – See details above. Greenwich, CT

11am – 1pm: Family Art Day: All About Toys Come to the Westport Arts Center as we transform the entire gallery into multiple hands on art activity stations. Explore the current exhibition and participate in all of the dynamic workshops with the whole family! All About Toys invites kids and their families to assemble, construct, and craft projects around the theme of toys! Westport, CT.

11am – 3pm: Maple Sugar Festival – See additional details above. On Sunday, enjoy the popular pancake brunch from 11 am to 2 pm. Pancake Brunch (11am – 2pm) additional $6 fee per person. Stamford, CT.

{Reoccurs} 12pm: Rapunzel – See details above.

12 – 5pm: Museums on Us – See details above. Waterbury & Ridgefield, CT

1pm: Romeo & Juliet In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organize a masked ball in honor of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realize they belong to rival families. William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favorite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets. Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience. $15 per ticket. Old Saybrook, CT.

1pm: Norwich Saint Patrick’s Parade and Festival Come down to the parade route early and get your seat! The parade begins at Ferry Street in  Norwich, parades through Downtown and returns to Ferry Street. Free. Norwich, CT.

2pm: Family Workshop: Maple Sugaring Come learn about the process of making maple syrup including a lesson on how to tap a maple tree at the museum. Decorating tree cookies and maple tasting for everyone. Bring the family to the museum and learn something together! $8 fee per family for program. Niantic, CT.

2pm: Monster Jam – See details above. (Pit Party at 11am) Bridgeport, CT

2pm: Creating a National Identity: Songs of the Irish-Americans is a lecture and music presentation which explores the fascinating history of a variety of songs that evoke strong emotional visions of Ireland, but are of American authorship. This program traces popular songs from the 1840’s through to the early Twentieth Century as a road map to the emergence of the cultural identity of Irish-Americans. Presenting songs of labor, emigration, homesickness and struggle, we recognize a people who have traveled far, achieved much and recorded their journeys in songs with fullness of feeling and tremendous faith. The musical ensemble Ask Your Father presents acoustic ballads and songs in the American folk tradition. $5 for non-members. Litchfield, CT.

2pm: Beauty and the Beast – See details above. New Haven, CT

{Reoccurs} 2:30pm: Rapunzel – See details above.

3pm: Playtime: Hatched: Life on the Farm Hatched is the delightful musical story of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world. Performed through lively movement, handcrafted puppets and sprightly songs, the story is set amidst an American family farm. Fantastic fun for the whole family! $20 per person. Stamford, CT. {Savings Alert}: Momecticut subscribers use code MOMMY for 20% off of any ticket sales for their plays.

3 – 5pm: Family Concert Jupiter Side-by-Side with the Norwalk Youth Symphony Norwalk Symphony Orchestra’s 3rd Young Artists Competition winner: Gustav Holst – “Jupiter” from The Planets: John Williams – “Imperial March” from Star Wars: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 41 – “Jupiter.” Norwalk, CT

4pm: A Great House, A Great Story Houses you have always wondered about who built them, who lived in them and what did they do? Adults $5, Students over 12, $2. Snowdate: 3/15. Madison, CT.

7:30pm: Beauty and the Beast – See details above. New Haven, CT

For events in Hartford County, check out our sister site, Momford County by clicking here.

Save the Date:

Sunday, March 15, 11am – 3pm: Kidologie Getting Ready for Summer Fair (Snowdate March 22) Families attending will enjoy free live entertainment, free giveaways, free goody bags (supplies limited) as well as free hands-on activities and demonstrations from participating local family-friendly businesses. Click here to enter our giveaway for a free family pass. Newtown, CT.

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