July 13 – 19

Welcome to the second week of July! Below we have highlighted what to do over the next week across Connecticut! Check back often as we update daily.

As you can see we do not cover events in Hartford County – which is because we have a publisher exclusive to that county, click here to be directed there.

Monday, July 13:

Crayon & Watercolor Painting

Mondays (until 7/27) from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Crayon & Watercolor Painting Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. Michael’s locations.

Mondays (until 9/12) at 6pm: Cruise Night Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night”  show Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning  classic music. Parking and admission is free. Ocean Beach Park, New London.

Paper Crafting 101

Monday from 6:30 – 8:30pm: Paper Crafting 101 Use one of our Tim Holtz Idea-Ology kits to create a project with Old World charm. Meet us in the classroom, and our associates will help you shop for supplies. Free with the cost of supplies. Michaels locations.

Tuesday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 15:

Tuesdays – Wednesdays at 9:30am: Free Summer Movies Free admission with two movies to choose from each day. Marquee Cinemas, Westbrook.

Free Summer Movies

Tuesdays – Wednesdays (until 8/19) at 10am: Free Summer Movies featuring Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Bowtie Cinemas offers free movies for kids. Seating limited to theatre capacity, tickets issued on a first come, first serve basis. Free for kids. Bowtie Cinemas; Trumbull and Stamford.

Tuesdays – Wednesdays at 10am: Summer Movie Express Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10am and are rated G or PG. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Select Regal Cinemas.

Tuesday, July 14:

Tuesdays (until 8/4) at 10am: Kids Club: Powered by Nat Geo Kids The Danbury Fair Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, and interactive setting. We’ve teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. 7/14: Featuring the fabulous Conroy Warren and limbo on over and be a part of Conroy’s band. Sparkles the clown with exotic face painting and design your very own summer visor. Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury.

Tuesdays (until 7/28) from 10 – 10:30am: Stories by the Sea A family storytime for all ages at Darien’s Weed Beach Park, Darien.

Tuesdays (until 8/4) at 12pm: Summer Jamp Children’s Concert Series Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs, picnic lunch and your friends for a fun and toe-tapping good time! Concerts are free of charge, thanks to the generosity of Claris Construction, Inc. and our additional community sponsors. Concerts are for ages 0-99, all are welcome! ~ Newtown, CT

Tuesdays (until 8/11) at 12pm: Summer Tunes at the Old Mine Ruins Grab your lunch and a blanket and join us for concerts at Old Mine Park, Upper Pavilion, at 12 noon. All music is geared toward children ages one to ten. Participation will be encouraged. ~ Trumbull, CT

Tuesday at 5pm: Ready for a six-figure income? Debra works with corporate executives who are trading in their big company positions for small business entrepreneurship. She can help you create six-figure businesses as quickly as possible without the overwhelm, anxiety and countless hours that often go along with it. $25 per person. Tavern on Main, Westport.

Tuesdays (until 8/27) at 7pm: CHIRP Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks Ballard Park, Ridgefield.

{Mommy Time Out} Tuesday at 7pm: The Colonial Goodwife Join author and teacher Velya Jancz-Urban and discover what life was like for New England’s colonial women: childbirth, sickness, medicine, sex, and birth control. Learn about the not-so-good life of the colonial “goodwife” while enjoying a complimentary cup of Women’s Tonic Tea as Velya shares some of the issues faced by early American women. Adults only. $15 for non-members. Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Flanders.

Tuesdays (until 8/25) at 7pm: Summer Sunset Concerts Paradise Green, Stratford.

Tuesday from 7 – 8:30pm: Family Fun Night Come discover the Nature Center! This family friendly program is designed for out-of-town visitors. Explore the pond and trails for critters, meet some of the live animals that live at the DPNC, and end the program with marshmallows around the campfire! All ages welcome. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

Tuesdays (until 8/18) at Sundown: Beach Blanket Movie featuring “The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1.” Every Tuesday evening enjoy a free movie in the open night air from the comfort of your beach blanket. Our normal parking charge is always in effect and only $6 on weeknights. Movie is Rated PG Runtime: 123 minutes. Ocean Beach Park, New London.

Tuesdays (until 8/25) at Sundown: Movie Under the Stars: featuring Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bag Day. The Madison Beach Hotel is hosting a complimentary summer-long weekly film festival for the whole family to enjoy! Each Tuesday, Madison Beach Hotel welcomes you and your family to come by and enjoy a featured film while underneath the starlit sky on Madison Beach’s lawn. Madison Beach Hotel recommends  bringing blankets for seating. Madison Beach Hotel, Madison.

Wednesday, July 15:

Wednesdays (until 7/29) at 10am: Bookworm Wednesdays: Rio 2 Just bring a book report with you to the select Bookworm Wednesdays movie and that’s your price of admission! Download the Book Report by clicking here. Children under six who accompany a participant and adults who accompany a participant receive free admittance to the Bookworm Wednesdays movie and do not need to submit a book report. Select Showcase Cinemas.

Wednesday from 10 – 11:30am: Nature’s Alphabet Join us as we read stories about ‘G’rasshoppers ‘H’oney Bees and ‘L’adybugs, color alphabet pages, and take a walk on the Children’s Discovery Trail to see what we can find! Preschool aged children. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton.

Pinch Pot Monster

Wednesdays (until 7/29) from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Pinch Pot Monster Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. Michael’s locations.

Wednesdays at 10:30am: SOB Kids Day Every Wednesday children ages 4-10 are invited to take part in a crafting activity. Ocean Beach Park, New London.

Wednesday from 11am – 1pm: The Smile Spot at EverWonder Dr. Stephen of the Smile Spot Children’s Dentistry will have fun activities for the kids to learn about taking good care of their teeth and gums. EverWonder Children’s Museum, Newtown.

Wednesday at 11am: Creature Features Want to cuddle up to a crab? Sing a song to a snail? Learn all about the creatures who share Long Island Sound with us? Come to see and touch our salt water visitors with Ranger Dawn before they go home! Free. Please register in advance. Ansonia Nature Center and Recreation Center, Ansonia.

Wednesdays (until 8/5) at 12:30pm: Peanut Butter Jam Concerts featuring LJ Kids will enjoy interactive musical, foot stompin’ performances on the Sherman Green every Wednesday this summer. Pack a picnic and journey down for a children’s musical celebration! ~ Fairfield, CT

Wednesdays (until 7/29) from 5 – 7:30pm: Character Dinner Series Join us Wednesday evenings at Great Hollow Lake and meet your favorite costumed characters and enjoy dinner at the lake’s concession area. The moonbounce will be available for $1. Great Hollow Lake, Monroe.

Wednesday from 6 – 8pm: Family Crabbing Meet at the Coogan Farm, and carpool to a secret crabbing location. There will be a brief introduction to basic techniques of crabbing and crab identification and then we head out to put your knowledge to work. We provide nets, bait and lines. Bring a head lamp or flashlight to spot crabs. Wear appropriate shoes. We’ll be in the water and walking on slippery rocks. Coogan Farm, Mystic.

Wednesdays (until 7/29) from 6:30 – 8:30pm: Concert Series at Danbury Fair Mall.

Wednesday at 7pm: Boardwalk Magic Children are invited to enjoy a magic show with Magician Adam Parisi. Ocean Beach Park, New London.

Wednesday from 8 – 10pm: Movie Night at Mountain Mist: The Lion King Enjoy a family movie night under the stars. Come and play before the movie and bring a picnic dinner if you like. Set up your blankets and enjoy the movie at dusk. $5 donation per car. Meriden YMCA Mountain Mist Day Camp, Meriden.


Wednesday from 7 – 9:30pm: This is a Painting with a Purpose fundraiser where half of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization: Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation. Open to the public! Sip! Paint! Relax! BYOB. Painting with a Twist, Westport.

Thursday, July 16 – Sunday, July 19:

{Reoccurring} Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm: Legally Blond the Musical A fabulously fun international award-winning musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, New Canaan.

Thursday, July 16:

Thursdays (until 7/30) from 11am – 1pm: The Garden of Ideas offers Garden Fun for Toddlers every Thursday this summer – facilitated play for parents and their toddlers, including drop-in activities, marsh, meadow and woodland exploration, a stone maze, and vegetable fields, along with free play in the sand-box. Experience nature through the eyes of your child. Bring your own lunch or purchase at the Vegetable stand. $5 per family. Garden of Ideas, Ridgefield.

Thursday from 4 – 6pm: Gathering & Galley Talk Join us next Thursday at our Colonial Herb Garden for a presentation by herb specialist Nancy Moore followed by gallery walks withquilt artist Denyse Schmidt and hooked rugartist June Myles.  Splashed with color and fragrant with lavender and thyme, the garden is now at its summer best, and will be a delightful place to enjoy herb-themedhors d’oeuvres and refreshments! $10 per non-member. Wilton Historical Society, Wilton.

Thursdays at 5pm: (until 8/13) Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series Adults $10, Kids 12 and under are free. Under 21 must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Photo ID is required. Rain or shine. Columbus Park, Stamford.

Thursdays (until 7/23) from 5:30 – 9pm: Downtown Thursdays features local and area musicians. Lawn chairs and leashed pets are welcome! Invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, and visit some of the fantastic downtown restaurants and businesses. Guests are not permitted to bring in alcohol beverages from outside and may not leave with alcohol purchased at Downtown Thursdays. McLevy Green, Bridgeport.

{Mommy Time Out} Thursday from 6 – 8:30pm: 4th Annual Ladies Night We will have fantastic plant sales for this night only, lots of local vendors with fabulous items to purchase, great shopping music, wine tasting courtesy of Harry’s Wine & Liquor, Food trucks such as Addeo’s Italian Ice, Apartment 128 Cupcakes and more! Raindate: 7/21. Regsiter in advance to recieve your free goody bag. Ganim’s Garden Center & Florist, Fairfield.

Thursdays (every 3rd Thursday) from 6 – 9pm: 3rd Annual Street Fest Five stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. Willimantic’s diversity really shines through in the delicious authentic international cuisine. Enjoy locally produced artwork, beer, music, and soda. Street performers and free children’s activities abound! Main Street, Willimantic.

Thursdays at 6:30pm: Sock Hop Check out DJ Bill Rinowski starting at 6:30. Bill always has lots of games with prizes as well as surprises for all kids. Our normal parking charge is always in effect and only $6 on weeknights. Ocean Beach Park, New London.

Thursdays (until 8/13) at 6:30pm: Summer Concerts Grab a blanket or some lawn chairs and bring your friends and family for an enjoyable evening with great music! Concerts are free of charge and everyone is invited! Dickinson Park Bandshell, Newtown.

{Mommy Time Out} Thursday from 6:30 – 8pm: Her-Monthly-Workshop Learn to Build a Storage Ottoman Learn how to build a rolling storage cart designed by DIY blogger Ana White. Tips on designing, assembly and finishing. Home Depot locations.

Thursdays (until 8/27) at 7pm: CHIRP Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks Ballard Park, Ridgefield.

Thursday from 7 – 8:30pm: Campfire Cook marshmallows, hear a tale or two, sing some songs and have a good time with the family! $4 per person $16 per family. Blue Slope Country Museum, Franklin.

Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19:

Friday 12 – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm: Guilford Art Center’s Craft Expo is known for its one-of-a-kind work of the highest quality: Ceramics, Glass, Leather, Metal, Metal Jewelry, Non-Metal Jewelry, Non-Wearable Fiber, Painting, Printmaking & Drawing, Wearable Fiber, and Wood. Items range from decorative to functional and traditional to contemporary. All work presented at Craft Expo is handmade by the artists, all of whom have been accepted in the show by a panel of professional peers, thereby ensuring only the highest quality in workmanship, design and materials. Popular amenities for the Craft Expo visitor include a food court, craft activities for youngsters attending the show, faculty and student craft demos and the chance to bid on donated craft pieces at the show’s annual silent auction. Click here for a $1 off coupon. Guilford Green, Guilford.

Friday – Sunday at 3pm: The Cat in the Hat “Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. The Cat In The Hat will bring out the childhood imagination for viewers of all ages, and is the perfect show to bring the whole family to. $15 per ticket. VPA Main Stage Theater, Danbury.

Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 5pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm: Rapunzel Jr. Join Rapunzel on her quest for adventure and true love. And the perfect hair brush. $15 per ticket.  Downtown Cabaret Theatre Company, Bridgeport.

Friday, July 17:

Tissue Paper Art

Fridays (until 7/31) from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. Michael’s locations.

Friday from 6 – 8pm: Superbia Soirée Join us after hours for a night of workshops, games, and music celebrating the exhibition The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride. Visitors will have the chance to make peacock-feather fascinators, and to win prizes in a grown-up scavenger hunt. Other highlights include a curator’s tour, and talks by artists featured in the exhibition. $20 non-members. Advance reservations highly recommended. Bruce Museum, Greenwich.

{Parents Time out} Friday from 6 – 9pm: 3rd Annual Bethel Beer Fest Join us as we celebrate and promote craft beers and the brewers that create them. It’s the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales. Live music featuring CrossTown, and local food vendors will be on hand. $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Chamber of Commerce. Bethel Municipal Center Lawn, Bethel.

Fridays at 7pm: Movies in the Park: Kicking and Screaming As a child, Phil Weston was never able to live up to the demands of his overbearing father, Buck, who wanted Phil to be an athlete. Now a parent himself, Phil has inherited his father’s competitive nature, while his son, Sam, has inherited Phil’s lack of athletic talent. Serving as Sam’s soccer coach, Phil hopes to turn his last-place team of losers into champions, so they can beat the rival team coached by Buck. The movie will begin as soon as the sun sets. All Friday night films will either take place in a park or feature an outdoor recreational activity. Mill River Park, Stamford.

Fridays (until 7/31) at 7:30pm: The 27th Annual Summer Concert Series Be sure to bring your blanket, chairs and your favorite food and beverage and enjoy an evening outdoors under the stars with friends and family. 2015 Wolfe Park vehicle parking sticker needed to park in main parking lot. Those without sticker need to park in the non stickered/overflow lot. Wolfe Park, Monroe.

Friday at 8:30pm: Night Hike Experience Hammonasset after dark! Test your night vision and see if you can spot some of the park’s nocturnal residents. Free. Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison.

Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 19:

Saturdays – Sundays (until 7/27) from 9:30am – 3pm: Circus Train The Ringmaster welcomes you aboard an authentic Circus Train ride from off-site parking to the event grounds at Essex Steam Train. Experience the thrills of an Acrobat Show in the “Big Top Tent”. Partake in the circus midway including amusement rides, clowns, a petting zoo, live entertainment and circus food. Tickets: $20 (all persons age 2 and older). The Lee Company, Essex.

Saturday – Sunday from 9am – 5pm: Civil War Encampment More than 200 uniformed reenactors from several states will set up camp on the Museum’s Village Green to carry out infantry drills, conduct artillery demonstrations, and engage in mock battle. See a wide variety of displays and speak with naval and civilian reenactors. Take part in a scavenger hunt with a Civil War theme, “The Hunt for the Australia.” Mystic Seaport, Mystic.

Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from 10am – 5pm: 42nd Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival Original, juried works in Painting, Watercolor, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Glass, Ceramics, Fiber, Jewelry, Wood and Digital Art are displayed along the lovely Saugatuck River in beautiful downtown Westport, CT. Live music, special performances, and children’s activities make this a festival for everyone. Parker Harding Plaza & Gorham Island, Westport.

Saturdays at 2pm and Sunday at 1pm: Charlotte’s Web Generations of children and parents have enjoyed the book Charlotte’s Web. In this theatre for a young audience play we begin after a restless first night in the Zuckerman family barn, a wide-eyed young pig named Wilbur meets a witty and resourceful spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur learns through his fellow barnyard creatures of some unsettling plans for his future, Charlotte takes it upon her spinnerets and her trusty web to save him. This magical tale of what it means to be a good writer and a good friend features the much-loved characters created by E.B. White. The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, New Canaan.

Saturday, July 18:

Saturday from 9am – 5pm: New Canaan Sidewalk Sale

Saturdays at 10am: Kids Cooking Class Cooking with Salt Salt is an amazing way to bring out the flavors in everything you cook. We’ll teach you how to cook on a salt plate, from Chicken and Corn Quesadillas to Chocolate Chip Cookies! Then we’ll teach you how to use different flavored salts on your favorite foods, from popcorn to veggies skewers. Suitable for ages 8-13. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

Saturday at 10am: Sensory Friendly Films featuring Minion Theatre auditoriums have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! Select AMC locations.

Saturday from 10 – 11:30am: Hoots and Owls Learn about owls, the magnificent aerial hunters, all the way from an egg to an adult. Make your own owl mask at the end! Free but donations are accepted. Registration requested. Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.

Minion Wood Frame

Saturday from 10am – 12pm: Kids Club: Minion Wood Frame Drop in and take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. $2 per child, Michaels locations.

Saturday from 10am – 3pm: Third Saturdays: Family Art Experiences with Plaster Casting Turn molds, toys, and everyday objects into plaster sculptures and reliefs inspired by the materials and process used by exhibiting artist Ruby Sky Stiler. Explore this traditional technique, and leave with a colorful and textured sculpture. From 10 am to 12 noon, Third Saturdays caters to children aged two to five with play in the galleries, followed by story time 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.  Although the workshops are geared to a specific age range, siblings and friends of all ages are welcome to participate. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield.

Saturday from 10am – 3pm: Flanders Faerie Fest Enjoy a day of magic and imagination at Flanders’ Faerie Festival. Magicians, faeries, face painting, crafts, animals, tractor rides, vendors, games, surprises, and so much more! $5 per person, age 2 and under are free. Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Flanders.

Saturday from 10am – 4pm: Fairfield Sidewalk Sale Sherman Green will feature activities for children and families, where an inflatable bounce house, face-painting and balloon artist are all planned. This year’s event will also feature live musical entertainment at multiple venues scattered throughout the downtown. ~ Fairfield, CT

Saturday from 10am – 4pm: Wilton Street Fair and Sidewalk Sale In addition to the shopping opportunities featured during the day, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce has also lined up entertainment, live demonstrations and activities for the whole family centered around the Gazebo on the Wilton Town Green. Children’s activities include a live petting zoo, balloon characters from Mr. Bungles, carnival games, and more. ~ Wilton, CT

Saturdays (until 7/25) at 11am: Musicals at Richter’s Fairy Tale Theater is now in its seventeenth season of theater for children. Performing on the lovely grounds of Wooster School, parents and their children enjoy a different story each Saturday morning in July. Prior to the show, each child has the opportunity to meet, and receive a special gift from, Mother Goose as well as participate in a craft activity related to that day’s performance. Each show is interactive with song and movement, and many of the children in the audience join the actors onstage to become part of the story. With birthday celebrations during intermission, a visit to Fairy Tale theater will undoubtedly be memorable for the whole family. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets for performance seating. Grounds open at 10:30 am and performance at 11am. All tickets are $5. Rain or shine. Richter Arts Center, Danbury.

Saturdays from 11am – 3pm: Free Crafts Kids can make a new craft each week. Ages 3 and up. Free. Lakeshore Learning Center, Hamden.

Saturday at 12pm: The Wizard of Oz Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road through Oz to find the Wizard sharing one adventure after another. A perfect summer show for young families. Picnics, parties and munchkins welcome! Talented cast of 9 actors and some special puppets perform all the roles. Great fun for all ages! The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, New Canaan.

Saturday at 1pm: Creatures of Long Island Sound Want to cuddle up to a crab? Sing a song to a snail? Learn all about the creatures who share Long Island Sound with us? Come to see and touch our salt water visitors with Ranger Dawn before they go home! Free. Please register in advance. Ansonia Nature Center and Recreation Center, Ansonia.

Saturday from 3 – 9pm: The 15th Annual Celebrate East Lyme Join us as Niantic’s Main Street transforms into a spectacular celebration by the sea, filling with food, fun and fabulous activities for everyone in the family! Enjoy over 200 unique creative, community and business vendors, live music and performance stages and so much more! Don’t miss our popular attractions including: amber alert, interactive children’s area, diamond dig, dunk tank at Arthur Murray dance studio, paddle board demo’s at Hole in the Wall Beach, sand castle competition, free yoga classes, Giuliano’s Bakery monster eating competition, Carnival on St. Johns Green and so much more! The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over Niantic Bay! Don’t miss this wonderfully fun-filled day for the entire family! ~ Niantic, CT

Saturdays (until 8/30) from 4 – 7pm: Summer Concert Series Walnut Beach, Milford.

Saturdays from 7 – 10pm: Movies in the Park Planes Fire & Rescue Dusty, the famous racing airplane, learns that his engine is damaged, so he must shift gears and find a new career. He joins an elite corps of firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park. When a massive wildfire threatens the park, Dusty and his colleagues learn what it takes to become a real hero.All Saturday movie nights will begin at 7pm on the Grand Steps with entertainment. The movie will begin as soon as the sun sets. Mill River Park, Stamford.

{Parents Night Out} Saturdays at 8pm: Company It’s Bobby’s 35th birthday and you’re invited to celebrate! Company, based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, features a series vignettes that follows Robert (Erick Sanchez), a bachelor about to celebrate his 35th birthday, and the friends trying to convince him – and themselves – of the joys of marriage. Tickets are $20 general admission. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Brookfield.

Saturday fom 8 – 10pm: Movies on the Farm A fun and affordable way for families to enjoy the summer. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets and a flash light. Light and healthy snacks and refreshments will be sold to benefit the non-profit educational offerings at the farm. Admission is $10 per family. Strong Family Farm, Vernon.

Sunday, July 19:

Sunday at 1pm: Technique Class Cooking on a salt plate can enhance the flavor of all types of food. We’ll show you the versatility of the salt plate by preparing Coconut Curry Shrimp Skewers, Beef Teppanyaki, and Tin Roof Sundaes. We’ll also share an overview of different types of salt and how to use them in your favorite recipes. Class times vary by store location. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

Sunday at 1pm: Sunday Guided Hike & Tree ID Come explore the Nature Center’s woodlands on our guided hike. Ranger Jessica will lead you along our new tree identification trail to discover 40 different trees. Each tree is marked with a descriptive sign and your guide will teach you helpful characteristics to identify the trees. Tree I.D. guides will be available to all participants. The terrain is hilly in spots, so wear proper footwear and bring insect repellent. Free. Please register in advance. Ansonia Nature Center and Recreation Center, Ansonia.

Sunday from 1 – 4pm: Puppet Show Family Day Magpie Puppets will entertain children and adults with an interactive puppet show: The Emperor’s New Clothes. Craft activities will take place in the education workshop. Included with the cost of admission. Bruce Museum, Greenwich.

Sunday from 2 – 4pm: Skulls and Bones Have you ever discovered a bone buried in the soil or lying on the ground in the woods and wondered whose it was? Cheri Collins will use Goodwin’s skull and bone collection, as well as her own collection of specimens, to help you learn to look for the important clues scientists use for identification. If you have a mystery bone of your own, bring it along and we will identify that, too! Here is your chance to learn how to identify some of the common types of bones you might find as you explore the outdoor world. $3 per person or $5 per family.  James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton.

Sundays (until 8/30) from 5 – 8pm: Summer Music Sundays Mystic Seaport is extending the summer weekend experience and will offer complimentary after-hours Museum admission to all Sunday evening visitors in July and August. Stroll through Museum grounds and along the waterfront. Relax with friends while dining outdoors at Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern and listen to live music beginning at 5:30pm. Mystic Seaport, Mystic.

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