April 13 – 19

Below are a list of things to do around CT; all are worth the drive, as we welcome the second week of April and welcome Spring! Check out our activities page for re-occurring things to do across CT on the daily, weekly or monthly regular. Check back often as we update this page daily!

Now through Sunday, April 19:

Educator Appreciation Days Pre-K to 12th grade educators save 25% off list price on classroom and personal purchases, 10% on cafe purchases and 10$ off any new NOOK devices. Discounts valid in store or online.

Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17:

14th Annual Earth Week The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village invites you to join us in a celebration of planet Earth with free events all week long! Our 14th Annual Earth Week Celebration is jam-packed with family-friendly entertainment and hands-on activities all week long and are free with paid admission to the outdoor park! Catch a magic show, visit a live petting zoo, enjoy a disc-dog performance and so much more! Nature’s Art Village, Montville.

April 13 – 17 “Sense”sational Spring Break Camp Which CT animal has the best sense of hearing? Who can see better: a human or a hawk? Why do owls not mind eating smelly skunks? All of these questions about the senses will be answered and more during our “Sense”sational Spring Break Camp. Spend your vacation exploring the wild and wonderful natural world at White Memorial. Meet live animals up close, make some awesome crafts, tromp around the woods, and play fun games, all while learning about the amazing senses of our native critters. Snacks and drinks will be served between adventures. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Grades 1-3: 9am-12pm; Grades 4-6: 1-4pm. Meet in the Ceder Room. Non-members: $25/child per day or $120/child for the whole week. Advanced registration is required. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield.

Monday, April 13:

9am – 1pm: Vacation Day: Ooze! Learn all about how slugs, salamanders, worms, and toads use slime to help them move and protect themselves.  Explore the wetlands and forests at the Nature Center to search for some slimy critters, then try your hand at whipping up your own batch of slime to bring home! Bring a bag lunch. Ages 4-14. $35 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

11am – 2pm: Skeletons in the Closet: ID Day Calling all Connecticut treasure hunters! Join us for Identification Day as our Museum’s experts attempt to identify artifacts, rocks, feathers, insects, shells and any other objects you may have. You never know when something that seems “normal” could actually be significant. All specimens are welcome, but living creatures must be safely secured in breathable containers and promptly returned to their native environment. You’ll also have a chance to get up-close and personal with some of our rarely seen objects and specimens. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven.

1 – 4pm: Vacation Day: Outdoor Adventure A special afternoon session is offered with all School Vacation Days programming: 1-4pm, join us for an afternoon of outdoor adventure! We’ll spend the afternoon outside, exploring, playing games and fort building. We’ll even build our own campfire and roast marshmallows! Dress for the weather. Ages 4-14. $25 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

6:30 – 8:30pm: Free Intro Class: Paper Crafting 101 Learn the basics of paper crafting as you create paper lanterns with bows and tassels—perfect for your next celebration! Meet us in the classroom, and our Associates will help you shop for supplies. Free with cost of supplies. Michael’s Locations.

Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17:

10 am-3:30pm: 3rd Annual Stories Galore: Celebration of Children’s Literature Join us each morning at 10amwith special visits from Connecticut-based authors and illustrators as they share their stories, how they got their ideas, and the process of writing a book. Visiting authors will have their books for sale and signing! Jump inside a book and become a character from the story! “Bring a Book Alive” from 12-1:30 pm each day and travel back in time just like Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House. Make your way through stations learning about spells, dinosaurs (check out a real dinosaur fossil), and magical sand. Harry Potter fans can join us from 2-3:30 pm for our “Visit to Hogwarts.” Stations are set up throughout the museum and include Wand Making, Herbology, Potions, Spells, and the Care of Mythical Creatures. Each participant in Stories Galore is eligible to receive a free book to take home. Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Niantic.

Tuesday, April 14:

9am -1pm: Vacation Day: Environmental Heroes Celebrate Earth Month with a brand new program!  Discover the wild world of environmental heroes, from human heroes who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth, to animals whose every day adaptations rival our own superheroes!  Learn about all the heroes through crafts, games, and fun, hands-on activities! Bring a bag lunch. Ages 4-14. $35 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

11am – 1pm: BYOL Day Have a set of Legos that you’ve been dying to put together but haven’t had the time? Well bring it to KidsPlay! Our event room will be set up with all sorts of Lego building needs. Just make sure to bring a box with you so your creation will make it home safe. $5 per child, children under 1 are free. Kidsplay, Torrington.

11am – 2pm: Join us for our 5th Annual Family Day at the Yale Peabody Museum! We’ll set up many of our fun and exciting games, crafts and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a wonderful day at the Museum. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven.

12 – 8pm: Free Cone Day Well it’s our way to celebrate and say thanks for another year of support, and we’ve kept it up every year since, spreading the peace, love & ice cream around the globe! Ben & Jerry’s Locations.

1 – 4pm: Vacation Day: Outdoor Adventure A special afternoon session is offered with all School Vacation Days programming: 1-4pm, join us for an afternoon of outdoor adventure!  We’ll spend the afternoon outside, exploring, playing games and fort building.  We’ll even build our own campfire and roast marshmallows!  Dress for the weather. Ages 4-14.  $25 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

2 – 4pm: Afternoon Studios: Colorful Collaborations After exploring the vibrant work of exhibiting artist David Scanavino, surround yourself with colors as the Education Center is transformed by the creation of a large-scale collaborative art installation. Using the blind contour drawing technique, draw abstract shapes with your eyes closed on colored paper, and then cut out the forms and pin them around the room on the wallboard. Turn your vacation day into a creative one. Experiment with new materials and creative processes. Families with children of all ages are invited! Free for children 18 and under; Adults $10. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield.

6:30 – 8:30pm: Free Intro Class: Jewelry 101 Learn basic jewelry-making skills as you create a stylish necklace using a variety of cords, beads and chains. Meet us in the classroom, and our Associates will help you shop for supplies. Free with cost of supplies. Michael’s Locations.

Tuesday, April 14 – Wednesday, April 15:

10am – 4pm: Pirate Days Join us for two days of family fun and meet our kid-friendly pirates! Decipher clues on our special treasure map to find hidden pirates and the final treasure. Warning: your seafaring skills will be put to the test! Learn how pirates of old navigated the ocean at the High Seas planetarium show and create your own pirate souvenir (best for ages 4-10). Try your skill at Walk the Plank, Pin the Patch on the Pirate, and other games located at our Playscape area. Photo ops with pirates and high-spirited activities will also be available throughout the day.  $5 per child for non-members, plus admission. Mystic Seaport, Mystic.

Wednesday, April 15:

9am – 1pm: Vacation Day: Gardening Adventures Join us for a fun morning in the garden!  Plant seeds, explore the soil for critters, and enjoy many other hands-on, fun gardening activities and games.  Plant a flower or vegetable to take home so you can watch it grow over the next few months! Wear clothes that can get a little dirty. Ages 4-14. $35 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

11am – 2pm: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday! Before he was a Ninja Turtle, Leonardo Da Vinci was a world-famous painter, inventor, and scientist. Come to KidsPlay to celebrate with special crafts and activities themed around his contributions to the Renaissance. $5 per child, children under 1 are free. Kidsplay, Torrington.

1 – 4pm: Vacation Day: Outdoor Adventure A special afternoon session is offered with all School Vacation Days programming: 1-4pm, join us for an afternoon of outdoor adventure!  We’ll spend the afternoon outside, exploring, playing games and fort building.  We’ll even build our own campfire and roast marshmallows!  Dress for the weather. Ages 4-14. $25 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

3:30 – 5pm: Leather Apron Book Club: The Year We Were Famous Join us as we read The Year We Were Famous by Carole Etsby Dagg, an exciting tale of a teenager and her mother who undertake a cross-country trip in 1896. The story is set against the backdrop of the suffragist movement and the presidential election of that year. Following our discussion, we will play games or do a craft relating to the story. Ages 8 and up. $15 per non-member. Litchfield History Museum, Litchfield.

Wednesday, April 15 – Wednesday, April 22:

10am – 3pm: Eco Splash! We’ll spend a week celebrating Earth Day! Be amazed as tons of sand is transformed into a spectacular sculpture by Sandtasia, the Sand Sculptures of the Ocean State, throughout the week. Create a piece of art using scrap materials; meet and be enthralled by some very cool rehabilitated raptors. Plant a sunflower to take home, find out what’s fun about composting and the benefits of the humble red wiggler! Eco Splash will inspire you to help protect our ocean planet with fun conservation projects you can do at home, composting ideas and much more. Activities are free with Aquarium admission or membership. Live Birds of Prey Presentations on April 17-19See live rehabilitated raptors and learn about what makes them such great hunters, including a bald eagle, red-tailed hawk and great horned owl. We will have two presentations a day at 11:15-11:45 and 1:15-1:45 on April 17-19 only. Mystic Aquarium, Mystic.

Thursday, April 16:

9am – 1pm: Vacation Day: Nature Detectives Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives.  Join us as we search the fields and forests for signs of animal life – tracks, trails, scat, homes, and more!  We’ll be sure to visit with some of our live animals as well.  Crafts and games help teach about the local animals of CT. Dress for the weather. Bring a bagged lunch. Ages 4-14. $35 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

10am – 3pm: Bitten! Bloodsuckers and Climate Emerging infections are regularly in the news. Come learn about the influence of climate—particularly temperature and precipitation—on the transmission of insect-borne diseases. Even slight elevations in temperature can increase mosquito numbers and speed up the mosquito life cycle. Southern states have reported cases of “neglected tropical diseases” such as dengue fever and chikungunya, which many people associate only with developing countries. The Yale Peabody Museum is partnering with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station to spread the word about the causes and prevention of these infectious diseases. Join us for an informative and engaging program for the whole family that includes crafts, puppet shows, live mosquito larvae and hands-on science. Free. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven.

10am – 4pm: Pajama Party April 16th is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. Our staff will be participating, and we’re offering $2 off your museum admission for anyone who comes down in their best pj’s. $3 per child with PJ’s on, children under 1 are free. Kidsplay, Torrington.

1 – 4pm: Vacation Day: Outdoor Adventure A special afternoon session is offered with all School Vacation Days programming: 1-4pm, join us for an afternoon of outdoor adventure!  We’ll spend the afternoon outside, exploring, playing games and fort building.  We’ll even build our own campfire and roast marshmallows!  Dress for the weather. Ages 4-14. $25 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

2 – 4pm: Afternoon Studios: Action Painting Sink your hands into bold paints and expressive colors in a creative afternoon of painting and collage inspired by the work of exhibiting artist Kate Gilmore. Drop, drip, and pour paint on to paper, then rip, cut, and tear the design into colorful shreds to be repurposed into an incredible collage. Turn your vacation day into a creative one. Experiment with new materials and creative processes. Families with children of all ages are invited! Free for children 18 and under; Adults $10. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield.

6 – 7pm: Introduction to Leatherwork Join us for a beginner level leather crafting class!  Learn how to create a variety of leather goods, and leave with your own handmade wallet.  Program cost includes real leather and all supplies needed to make your wallet. Taught by Andrea Masullo. Young adult/Adult. $18 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18:

Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. A Midnight Summer’s Dream Brett Raphael’s new production brings to life Shakespeare’s classic tale of comic mismatches, lovers quarrels, and fairy dust in a delightful two-act ballet suitable for all ages.  Kids under 12 are free, one ticket per accompanying adult. The Palace Theatre, Stamford.

Friday, April 17  – Sunday, April 19:

Friday 7pm-9pm and Saturday 8am – 9am. $10 donation or a bag of groceries for entry to Pre-Sale. Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9 am -1pm. Sunday items are marked down 50%. The Connecticut Kids Closet runs consignment events where you can get the best deals on children’s clothes, toys, books and gear.  You can also earn up to 75% on the sale of your new and gently used items. Find some of the best brands at the lowest prices.  Get items from Ralph Lauren, GAP, Mini Boden, Lands End, Hanna Anderson and so much more! O’Neill Arena Western CT University, Danbury.

Friday, April 17:

9am – 1pm: Vacation Day: Frog Frenzy Warming temperatures bring out the amphibians.  Join us as we explore nearby wetlands for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses! Wear boots & clothes that can get a little muddy. We’ll provide nets and collection jars for gentle, up-close study. Bring a bag lunch. Ages 4-14. $35 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

11am – 12pm: Bat Day April 17th is Bat Appreciation Day. When all the bugs start buzzing around, it’s bats that help keep them out of our hair. Get ready for special crafts and presentations to enlighten and entertain. $5 per child, children under 1 are free. Kidsplay, Torrington.

11am – 3pm: Join us for Earth Day and unearth the wonders of nature. Experience specimens from our collections that are rarely on display, and discover the beetles, birds, and botanical bounty that share our planet home. We’ll have fun and engaging activities for the whole family. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven.

1 – 4pm: Vacation Day: Outdoor Adventure A special afternoon session is offered with all School Vacation Days programming: 1-4pm, join us for an afternoon of outdoor adventure!  We’ll spend the afternoon outside, exploring, playing games and fort building.  We’ll even build our own campfire and roast marshmallows!  Dress for the weather. Ages 4-14. $25 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

6:30pm: Storytime Join us for an all ages Storytime featuring guest storytellers from the Naugatuck Valley Community College Early Childhood Education Club! Free. Barnes & Noble, Waterbury.

7 – 8:30pm: Amphibian Amble Join in on this spring favorite! Grab your flashlights and hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit our vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs. Look for wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Register early, this sells out every year! Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Non-Members: $8. Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford.

7:30pm: Star Party You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Free but donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield.

Saturday, April 18:

8am – 5pm: Day Out with Thomas Thomas the Tank Engine is back at Essex Station for three special weekends in 2015: April 25-26 and May 2-3. Percy will be visiting Essex Station to keep Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt company, and tell a special story. Visit with Percy, ride a train pulled by Thomas, and enjoy your favorite Thomas & Friends rides, activities, and characters. $24 per person, children under 2 Free. Included with admission at no additional charge: Five carnival rides (ride as many times as you want), face painting featuring DOWT characters, Isle of Sodor storytelling, Special Thomas the Tank Engine video theater, coloring and creativity station, Thomas and megablock play area, Magic show, Caboose the clown, creating colorful balloon characters, La La, with her beloved children’s music show and free parking. The Valley Railroad Company; Essex.

9am – 12pm: The 12th Annual Edible Book Tea What is an edible book? It’s made of something you can eat and it looks like a book and/or makes reference to a book title, content, or structure. Previous books have included, among many others, Slaughterhouse Five – a array of ham, prosciutto, brie and crackers; Madeline – a tray of madeline cookies and Grapes of Wrath – a bowl of grapes with googly eyes. Make a “book” or just come see the show and have tea! Schedule: 9 am – 10 am: drop off books and set up display, 10 am -11 am: show open to the public 11 am – 12 pm: serve tea and eat the books. There is no fee, just bring some tea!

9:30 – 10:30am: Trailside Stories Hike to a special location each week for a story in the woods!  Stories will come alive in the meadow, forest, and by the brook as we explore the woods in spring time. Families with children up to age 8. $5 Non-Members. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

10am: Junior Chef: DIY Homemade Drinks Making fresh fruit and vegetable drinks is a fun and healthful way to entice your kids into the kitchen. Join us and learn how to whip up smoothies, juices, fruit slushies and more. Suitable for ages 5-13. Free. Williams Sonoma Stores.

10:30am: Spring Apple Hunt Hunt Schedule: 10:30 am: Ages 7-10 years old, 11:05 am: Ages 4-6 years old, 11:40 am: Ages 4-6 years old, 12:15 pm: Ages 1-3 years old, 12:40 pm: Ages 1-3 years old. Get ready for Connecticut’s one and only Spring Apple Hunt! Children ages 1 to 10 years old may participate. Search for apples in a Hay Maze! Get your face painted! Watch a free Magic Show! Additional fun activities of the day include Pony Rides for children provided by Tara Farm Rescue and Horse-drawn Wagon Rides for the whole family, provided by Foxglove Farm. These activities have a nominal fee. And don’t forget the Kettle Corn with Bruno Brothers! Apple Hunt admission is just $6 per child for ages 1 to 10 years old. All children who participate receive a Special Edition Spring Apple Hunt T-shirt! Register online only. Lyman Orchards, Middletown.

10am – 3pm: Family Art Experiences with Jessie BoykoWork with visiting artist Jessie Boyko to “de-install” her installation of reproductions of famous artworks, and then cut, rip, arrange, and glue the photos into your own masterpiece. Pin it up on the wall as part of the new piece of art. From 10 am to 12 noon, caters to children aged two to five with play in the galleries, followed by storytime and art-making. From 1 to 3 pm, children aged six to ten are invited to engage in gallery games and the hands-on art project. Free for children under 18, K-12 teachers and active-service military families. Adults $10. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield.

11am: Aqualicious Pinkalicious and her family go on a trip to the beach for a day of sun, fun, and sand castles. Find out all of the “pinkamazing” things to do at the seashore. Free. Barnes & Noble of Waterbury, North Haven, Westport, Milford and Danbury.

11am – 3pm: Contemporary Handwoven Treasures – Demonstration Day Museum admission is free for all. Watch demonstrations of a variety of weaving techniques, some complex, some simple. Sit down at a loom and try weaving yourself, there will be a variety of looms, some quite simple, some more elaborate. Try out the hands-on activities for all age groups. Join the fun, deepen an interest, satisfy your curiosity, and be amazed! Free. Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London.

11am – 4pm: Earth Day Celebration It’s a day of Live Animal Presentations, Guest Speakers and fun activities for all! 11:00am – Snake Presentation with Ranger Russ 1:00pm – Raptor Presentation with A Place Called Hope Atlatl and Archaeology All Day Long! $9 a car in-state residents, $13 out of state visitors. Meigs Point Nature Center, Madison.

11am – 5pm: Our museums open for the 2015 season! Come and see our new exhibit on woman suffrage Ballots for Both: The Fight for Equal Voting Rights, as well as our popular Colonial Revival exhibit The Lure of the Litchfield Hills. Litchfield History Museum, Litchfield.

12 – 3pm: Safety Day All are invited to explore the Town of Stratford’s firetrucks, ambulances and police cruisers and talk to the heroes who operate them, and keep us safe! We will also be performing the CT Chip program sponsored by the CT Freemasons Foundation.  A comprehensive child ID kit will be available to all. This event is free and open to the public! 203 Urgent Care Center, Stratford.

1pm: Book Signing Author Artie Bennett introduces his amusing books for children. Artie will be signing his books which support the STEM program embraced by school districts. You will be delighted by Poopendous, The Butt Book and more exciting titles.

1 – 3pm: Plants and Pollinators Butterflies, bees and other pollinators play a very important role for plants — and for animals, including humans! Learn about the special pollinators that we have in our area. We’ll gently collect pollinators in the meadow and study them up close, then plant some milkweed seeds for Monarch butterflies to enjoy! Family. $7 non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

1 -4pm: Kids Draw Children will be able to create a masterpiece at our art event. Free. Barnes & Noble, Stamford.

1- 4pm: Open House Come to our campus for a free day of marine life. University of CT; Avery Point, Groton.

Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19:

Saturday at 10:30am, 2pm and 5:30pm and Sunday 1pm and 4:30pm. Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford.

11am – 6pm: The Made in Connecticut Expo Come join us at the lovely Durham Fairgrounds and shop over 150 Connecticut retail companies, crafters, food and beverage producers, artists and artisans. Free Face Painting for the kids from some of the top artists in the state! This brand new annual event is to celebrate our local state economy, entrepreneurs, artists, hobbyists and job creators right here at home. Top food trucks from around the state will be on site serving food and drinks as well as local bakeries and other delicious food and treat producers, so come hungry! $3 per adult (includes parking) children 17 and under are free. Durham Fairgrounds, Durham.

9am – 5pm: Don’t miss the 13th annual Educators’ Weekend at Mystic Seaport, featuring free admission for teachers, afterschool professionals, and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID). This is a special opportunity for educators to explore the Museum, learn more about our educational programs, and find connections that link their classroom with ours. Mystic Seaport education staff will be on hand to discuss the Museum’s program offerings and present new programming. Mystic Seaport, Mystic.

National State Park Weekend Only 127 of our country’s 407 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start planning your visit! If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 2pm. Super Zeros The Bijou Kids’ Theatre Series closes out its season with an original adventure of heroic proportion! Join a misfit group of misplaced super kids as they learn what it takes to become a hero and save the day.  With some help from the audience they might just make it out changed for the better. Tickets are $15. The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport.

Saturday at 12pm, Sunday at 12pm and 2:30pm. Willy Wonka Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this one of a kind stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features all the fun and mayhem you’ve come to expect from the Cabaret Children’s Company. Children’s shows usually run no longer than 75-80 minutes with a 10 minute intermission. $23+ per ticket. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport.

Sunday, April 19:

11am: Coffee – Be Your Own Barista If all those choices of coffee and machines seem a bit bewildering, this is the class for you! We’ll discuss a variety of brewing methods, from pour-over to French press and espresso. You’ll taste coffees prepared in different machines, including the new Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker, and discover how various coffee roasts and grinds affect the finished drink. After this class, you’ll be a barista in your own home. Free. Williams Sonoma Stores.

1pm: 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 realizes that when he is surrounded by books, he is never alone. “Dog Loves Books” celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others. Recommended for grades K-2. $16 Adults, $10 Children 12 and under. The Kate, Old Saybrook.

1 – 3pm: Gardening for Kids Join us for a fun afternoon at the farm!  Learn how to plant seeds in the spring, weed and water crops throughout the summer, and harvest delicious fruits and vegetables in the fall.  This gardening program involves fun, hands-on activities that will teach children how to properly care for a garden through the year, and ends with a harvest dinner in the fall! Spaces limited. Ages 7 and up. $10 per non-member. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

2pm: Around the World: Creative Kids Learn about the Great Lakes and the animals that live in the area. Create a scene to remind you of the importance of this beautiful region. Limited space. For ages 2 and older. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

Plan Ahead:

Saturday, April 25 at 2pm: Happy Mealtime Event Whether you’re breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, or spoon-feeding, from newborns to new nibblers, you’ll find advice and products on feeding favorites and mealtime must-haves right here! Free. Babies R Us locations.

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