February 22 – 29

Below we have highlighted our Momecast™ – an event forecast for Moms (and Dads) of what to do and where to go across Connecticut this week; except for events in Hartford County – click here for those! Scroll below to find unique things to do this last full week in February across the state – we have added Monday to round out the month too! Check back often as we update regularly. Stay tuned for our new county-wide edition launching in March called Momfield – if you live in Fairfield County you won’t want to miss this! If become an Ambassador in your town or city, reach out today!

Monday, February 22:

National Margarita Day!

5 – 6pm: Full Moon Hike Enjoy the “Full Storm Moon” as we walk the mature, mixed hardwood forest with some intermittent wetlands. Entrance off Jerry Browne Road. Free. ALC Dean’s Mill White Cedar Swamp Preserve, Stonington.

8pm: Yamato: The Drummers of Japan Audiences of all ages are captivated by the extraordinary energy and talent Yamato displays in each and every performance. Founded in Japan’s Nara in 1993, Yamato has traveled the world with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, putting its very soul into the instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere. Japan’s most coveted taiko drummers will offer a heart-pounding spectacle not to be missed! Tickets $35-50. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield.

Monday, February 22 – Friday, February 26:

Darien Restaurant Week Darien Taste of the Town Restaurant Week makes its newly branded debut this winter during a week-long celebration of Darien’s thriving restaurant scene. Food enthusiasts can take advantage of specially created prix fixe menus and special offers from the area’s favorite restaurants. This year’s event will coincide with some of Darien’s vacation days and will also take place over a weekend, providing stay-cationers and families more opportunities to partake in Darien Taste of the Town. Participating restaurants will offer a special prix-fixe lunch / dinner menu or special offers throughout Darien Taste of the Town week.

Monday, February 22 – Saturday, February 27:

Ridgefield Restaurant Week Participating Ridgefield Restaurants will feature special lunch and dinner multi course menus.

Monday, February 22 – Sunday, February 28:

Niantic & East Lyme Restaurant Week Come explore one of Connecticut’s fan-favorite Towns of the Year one bite (and deal) at a time from February 22-28, 2016. No tickets or passes necessary; simply show up at any one of the participating eateries to get their Restaurant Week special/deal. Bon appétit!

Monday, February 22 – Monday, February 29:

Danbury Restaurant Week will offer consumers great deals, the opportunity to experience some new restaurants, and re-visit a few of their favorites throughout their first Restaurant Week.

Stamford Restaurant Week This Winter nearly 30 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several different price options. The prices for lunch range from $10.16, $15.16 or $20.16 and dinner ranges from $15.16 $25.16 or $35.16. Yes, two weeks of special multi-course menus and dining deals! Reservations are highly recommended, so book your tables early. Runs until Sunday, March 6th.

Tuesday, February 23:

2:15 – 3pm: Fantastic Hats and Crowns Create a crown fit for the magical king or queen you are! Make it shine and glisten as you march around. Recommended ages 2 and up. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

7pm: Diving In: A Marine Scientist Takes On Pollution, Policy, and Public Health Marine toxicologist, public health professional, explorer, and author, Susan Shaw, Dr. P.H. dove into the Gulf of Mexico oil slick a month after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 to investigate the impact of massive amounts of chemical dispersants being used to sink the oil. Dr. Shaw will share insights from her investigation in the Gulf and her decades of pioneering research on ocean pollution. Free. Mitchell College; Weller Center, New London.

7pm: Migratory Fish in Your Backyard Would you like to learn more about river herring and/or like to help us learn more about river herring runs in the tributaries of the Connecticut section of the Connecticut River? Join us to hear Steve Gephard, CT DEEP Supervising Fisheries Biologist, share the status of river herring populations, what their migratory runs mean for the Connecticut River and its tributaries, and what you can do to help us learn more about runs in your backyard. Haddam’s Old Town Hall, Haddam.

7 – 9pm: Perfect Pairings: Cheese & Wine Every so often, we find pairings of cheeses and wines that go above and beyond, complementing each other in a way that can only be described as “Marriages-Made-in-Heaven.” In this class we will pair the perfect cheese with its perfect wine match and discuss the basics of pairing cheese and wine. $50 per person. Cheese Company, Greenwich.

Tuesday, February 23 – Sunday, February 28:

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Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm: Having Our Say Centenarian sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany welcome us into their home to share an amazing story. They tell us about their eventful lives, how they fought injustices big and small, overcoming the racial strife of the 20th century with their charm, warmth, and dignity intact. They share a personal family tale of people who yearned to do the right thing, and strove towards it with every ounce of their beings. Come have dinner with the Delanys, and hear the story of our nation. Runs until 3/13. Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven.

Wednesday, February 24:

 10:30 – 11:45am: Craft in America Screening: Message The films in this 7-part, Peabody Award-winning series highlight America’s rich cultural history and the ways in which artisans use crafts to grapple with contemporary issues. Each film is 50 minutes long, and followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with Bruce Museum staff. Free with Museum admission. No advance registration required. A new film each week, runs until 3/2. Bruce Museum, Greenwich.

3:15 – 4pm: Fairy Wings Take flight into a fantasy world by customizing your own fairy wings! Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

4 – 7pm: Free to Teachers Join us after-hours for education program demonstrations, behind-the-scenes-tours, special IMAX screenings and all our exhibits. Experience some of our newest and most popular education programs, Pre-K through high school. Ask our education staff how our programs meet your most current needs, including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Enjoy our exhibits and galleries, network with colleagues, and tour our floating classroom, R/V Spirit of the Sound. This new $2.7 million catamaran is the only research vessel with hybrid-electric propulsion in North America, and is equipped with state-of-the-art tools for research and education. Choose a free screening of IMAX films“Flight of the Butterflies.” at 5pm and “National Parks Adventure” at 6pm. Inspire your students to learn about conservation, habitats, adaptations, geography, interdependencies and more. See a rare black dragon, one of only 31 black dragons in the United States and the only one on public display. Our newest exhibit challenges visitors and students to understand myth in terms of science, presenting real animals that may have inspired mythical ones.Educators, teachers and administrators are all welcome. This is a professional event; no spouses or children please. We encourage you to bring fellow teachers. However when you call, please be prepared with each educator’s unique contact information and IMAX movie choice when registering. Snowdate: March 2nd. The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk.

5 – 7pm: Free Fertility Testing Please join us for a special opportunity to take the Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) level test for free! Get the information you need to plan for your future family! Light refreshments will be served. RMA of Connecticut Norwalk, Norwalk.

5:30 – 6:30pm: Supper and Song Wear your dancing shoes, bring your friends and come enjoy a JCC FamilyPlace “sing along, sup along” evening featuring guest entertainers Natasha and Steve in a concert tailored to young children.Pizza served to children and adults. Tons of fun and singing and lots of smiles. 1-8 years old with parent or caregiver. $14 per person. Stamford JCC, Stamford.

7pm: Fairfield University Men’s Basketball vs. Siena College Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.

Thursday, February 25:

10am: Coffee & Conversation Join us for our annual series of fun, educational events for the 21+ crowd! Share a coffee with friends and adjourn to the Sturgess Room for an engaging discussion. The series starts with Answering Your Garden Questions From A to Z. Guest speaker, John Horn will be here to answer any and all garden, plant and landscape related questions. $40 per person. Click here for tickets. New Canaan Nature Club, New Canaan.

11:15am – 12pm: Fairy Purses and Satchels Have you ever wondered where fairies keep their fairy dust? Join us to design your own fantastic fairy purse or satchel. Recommended ages 3 and up. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

6 – 8pm: Museum After Dark events feature exhibit openings, community forums, and presentations by authors, scholars, artists, and historians, with ample opportunities for socializing and networking. The evening begins with a wine and cheese reception from 6 – 6:45pm followed by a short program and discussion. Bring along your friends and colleagues for this unique opportunity to view the Fairfield Museum’s exhibitions after hours. Enjoy a mini portrait-sketching workshop with Suzanne Chamlin-Richer, Associate Professor of Visual & Performing Arts of Fairfield University. Join photographer Tom Mezzanotte and Beth Rose, library director, to discuss the history of art and photography, from 18th century portraiture to the saturation of selfie images on social media today. In conjunction with the exhibition Look at Me! Recording and Sharing Our Selves. $5. Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield.

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7pm: Out of the Mouths o1pm and 6pm: The Met: Rusalka (Dvorak) at Fairfield Universityf Babes Four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100-year-old man, who loved each of them-at times variously, at times simultaneously. For 24 hours, they share his apartment & delicious secrets. $10.

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7:30pm: Consumed is a dramatic thriller set in the complex world of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother who goes on a journey to uncover the cause of her son’s mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer in danger of losing his farm, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation trying to save the world, two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-Cop caught in the middle of it all. $11.25 per ticket. Marquis 16, Trumbull.

Thursday, February 25 – Sunday, February 28:

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm: Company On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people, (his) married friends” – explain the pro’s and con’s of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best known songs. Runs until 3/5. Curtain Call, Stamford.

Friday, February 26:

11:15am – 12pm: Mystical Bracelets Transform into a fantasy creature with a mystical bracelet that wraps all the way up your arm! Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

4 – 5pm: Early Childhood Education: Fireside Stories End your week relaxing by the fire with your family.  We’ll have stories, rhymes and songs, and the magic of a crackling fire!  For families with children up to 6 years old.  Free/member, $5/nonmember (per person cost). Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

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5:30 – 8:30pm: Canvas & Cookies: Happy Feet The evening begins with an inspirational peek at how Mystic Aquarium’s animals use painting as an enrichment activity. Not just on video – there’ll be one right here for you to watch! Get up-close to this marvelous creature and learn about the species during a private meet-and-greet session. Guests will be entered into a raffle to win the animal masterpiece created at the start of the event. Enjoy light snacks as an instructor from TDP Art Studios guides each artist through the creation of a beautiful animal-themed painting. And remember, you’re being creative for a cause. A portion of the proceeds from every event ticket sold goes to support Mystic Aquarium’s One Ocean, One Mission initiatives towards conservation, education and research. Watch as one of Mystic Aquarium’s African penguins waddles across a canvas as part of a unique enrichment activity. A penguin trainer will share information on how this activity benefits the penguin’s health and why conservation efforts are crucial to the well-being of this endangered species. This family-friendly event includes snacks and soft drinks. Purchase a ticket to watch your little artist at work or to create your own masterpiece as well. Full Painting Ticket (adults & children) $35 per person. Chaperones: $10.  Participants must be at least Kindergarten age! All children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult with an event ticket! Register in advance. Mystic Aquarium, Mystic.

6pm: Free Family Event Join AFLCT Teaching and Performing artist, Che Catafalsa as he engages families in music making with instruments from Africa! Enjoy dinner with other families and have a great art experience! Keefe Center, Hamden.

7:35pm: Danbury Titans vs Brewster Adult Admission $15.50 plus fee and Kids $10.75 plus fee. Reoccurs on March 4th. Danbury Ice Arena, Danbury.

8pm: Open Visions Forum: Donatella Arpaia As one of the most influential women in the world of food, Donatella Arpaia is a trailblazing attorney-turned-culinary mogul (and Fairfield University alumnus). Arpaia opened her first restaurant, Bellini, in 1998 and subsequently opened a string of successful and highly acclaimed restaurants in New York City. Crowned “The Hostess with the Mostest” by Zagat, Arpaia was named one of the “Most Powerful Women” in Manhattan by the New York Post. Recently, she became a recurring guest judge on the Food Network programs Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef and released her own cookbook, Donatella Cooks: Simple Food Made Glamorous. $45 per person. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield.

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8pm: Lynn Trefzger Have you ever had a childhood hobby that got out of hand? That explains Lynn Trefzger’s start as a ventriloquist/comedienne.  For over 25 years, Lynn has given life to trunk full of comical characters.  Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, when they may meet a drunken but lovable camel, a cantankerous old man, a feisty little girl, and you may even see some other audience members who are brought up to the stage for the action!  Lynn’s show is spontaneously funny, no two shows are alike!  Her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences. Lynn and her many voices were first brought to national audiences on TV’s popular “Star Search,” TNN, Lifetime and Comedy Central.  Lynn is featured in the documentary film, “I’m No Dummy” also starring Jay Johnson and Jeff Dunham. The Palace Theatre, Stamford.

8pm: Ivy League of Comedy Get ready to laugh! Ivy League of Comedy returns to the Kate this February with an All-Star lineup.  Jon Fisch made his late night television debut on Late Night with David Letterman and has appeared on Comedy Central. Frank Vignola is a 20+ year veteran of the NYC comedy club scene.  Shaun Eli, in addition to being the man behind Ivy League comedy, brings his quick wit and hilarious storytelling to wrap up an evening guaranteed to make you leave with a smile. The Kate, Old Saybrook.

Friday, February 26 – Saturday, February 27:

10am – 2pm: Saturday Boil Downs Grab the entire family and come on down to the Sugar Shack to see how we turn Maple Sap into delicious Maple Syrup! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Green or stop by the Visitor Center to warm up.Learn about the history of this New England tradition, what syrup grades really mean, what causes sap to flow in winter. Free. Reoccurs on March 5th. New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan.

Saturday, February 27:

8:30am – 1:30pm: Winter Trails Workshop Join us for CFPA’s annual winter trails workshop. This workshop is great for trail volunteers, land stewards, town managers and parks & rec personnel. Meet other trail enthusiasts, learn new skills and advance your own understanding of best practices in trail stewardship. Presentation topics will specifically cover an introduction to trail tools and use, signage and blazing, trail monitoring, and chainsaw maintenance. Registration and morning snacks begin at 8:30am. Workshop will begin promptly at 9am. Registration is requested. Free. CFPA Headquarters, Meriden.

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10am: Winter Tree Identification It’s difficult enough identifying trees with foliage but how in the heck do you identify them when they are stark-naked? Meet in the Museum parking lot at 10am and our Guru of the forest, Lukas Hyder, will show you how! Free but donations are accepted. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield.

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10am – 1:30pm: Gardening Workshop This workshop is intended for gardeners with several years of experience. It is designed to help answer specific problems that you may face in your gardens. We’ll share best practices and gardening advice for this part of Connecticut. The February workshop will be a discussion of flower gardening. These monthly workshops cover a wide-range of topics, so please come with your questions, your expertise, and with your own stories of success or failure in your gardens. RSVP recommended. Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, Hampton.

10:30am – 12pm: Walk in the Woods Join our naturalist on a hike through the Center at Fairfield’s Larsen Sanctuary. We’ll have fun exploring the sanctuary looking for animal tracks while searching the ponds, forest, swamp and garden marsh for birds and other wildlife. $2 per person. Center at Fairfield; Larsen Sanctuary, Fairfield.

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11am and 3pm: The Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters, the Musical Officially approved by the authors themselves, the Berenstain Bears are now singing and dancing across the stage! Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters, the Musical brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. Shubert Theatre, New Haven.

11am – 3pm: Volunteer Open House In this rewarding and educational experience, you can become a part of an important mission to inspire others to care for and protect our ocean planet-all while finding personal fulfillment. Candidates will receive a one-hour tour of the facility by some of our most enthusiastic current volunteers, who will answer any questions regarding the Aquarium’s volunteer program. Volunteer for a few hours on the weekend or even donate time as a retiree. Mystic Aquarium, Mystic.

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12pm: Annual Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off It’s the 13th year for the Olde Mistick Village Annual Charity Chowder Cook-Off – a day filled with family fun and community support! Over 20 restaurants will serve up their signature chowder brew from the warmth of sponsoring shops in the Village. Purchase tickets to sample all the chowders, with all the profits going to benefit the Emergency Food Pantry at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. Celebrity judges will choose the winners in three categories – and the public votes the winners of the coveted “Best Chowder” category. But that’s not all. Throughout Olde Mistick Village there will be FREE family fun events for “children of all ages.” Choirs will be singing, demonstrations of live prey and underwater creatures, as well as surprise out of door winter events. Mark your calendars for this Family Fun Event in Olde Mistick Village.

12pm: Penguin Plunge Participants must be at least 8 years and raise aminimum of $100 to plunge. Registration is at 10am. Highland Lake, Winsted.

12 – 2pm: Sugar House Come for a winter visit to our sugar house! Depending on weather, we’ll be tapping trees, tasting sap, or boiling down sap for maple syrup. This is an informal, drop-in program intended for adults and families with children of all ages. Free, donations accepted. Common Ground, New Haven.

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12 – 3pm: 20th Annual Chili Fest Teams set up their booths up and down Main Street. Hundreds of Chili-tasters purchase ballots and vote for their favorite chili. The winners are awarded first, second and third place. In addition, a panel of three judges determines the “Judges Choice” award winner. Main Street, Old Saybrook.

12 – 3pm: Adventure Day Camp Meet & Greet We want to give your child a summer to remember.  Come and meet our Adventure Day Camp Director, Kaitlin Stanton.  She will be at the Recreation Center to answer all of your questions. Ridgefield Recreation Center, Ridgefield.

1 – 3pm: Winter Ecology Walk Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. We’ll take a short hike through the forest, learn with animal furs, and meet a live animal ambassador from the DPNC. Families with children ages 6 and up. $10 per non-member. Coogan Farm, Mystic.

1 – 2pm: Free Magic of Tom Pesce Bring your whole family to this absolutely amazing magic show that’s hilarious and awe-inspiring. It’s guaranteed to leave you speechless! Ridgefield Recreation Center, Ridgefield.

1 – 3pm: Families Cook on the Farm: Maple Syrup! Enjoy an afternoon of wintry fun and cooking! We’ll visit our sugar house, taste raw sap, see how maple syrup is made, and make delicious maple creations using maple syrup and eggs from our farm! This class is for families to enjoy together. Please bring at least one adult for every 2 children – all ages welcome. $10 per person. Children ages 3 and under attend for free. Common Ground, New Haven.

1 – 5pm: Open House During the Open House Jim Matteson will demonstrate the Native American tradition of making maple syrup using a modern, wood fired, Small Brothers evaporator. This small batch operator will also have a variety of maple syrup grades for sale in pint, quart, half gallon containers, and 500ml fancy gift bottles with the Matteson’s Maple Manor label. Jim’s maple syrup can also be purchased at the Field House Farm(www.fieldhousefarm.net) also located on Green Hill Road. No pets please. Matteson’s Maple Manor, Madison.

{PTO} 1 – 6pm: Connecticut Craft Brewery Tour Escape the routine of wintry New Haven and join your fellow students and scholars on the first ever OISS Connecticut Craft Brewery Tour! Mix and mingle with friends old and new as we explore three local breweries and get a generous taste of the Connecticut beer scene. Your ticket includes: a visit to the following breweries: Overshores Brewing in East Haven, Thimble Island Breing in Branford and Stone Creek Brewery in Branford. Meet at 12:45pm at Helen Hadley Hall, we will be back at 6pm.  We will be departing promptly at 1pm! We will be back at 6pm. Ages 21 and up. Helen Hadley Hall, New Haven.

2 – 3:30pm: Book Club: A Walk in the Woods Cozy up at the Nature Center and enjoy some coffee, tea and snacks as we discuss books with environmental themes.  A Walk in the Woods is a 1998 book by travel writer Bill Bryson, describing his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend. The book is written in a humorous style, interspersed with more serious discussions of matters relating to the trail’s history, and the surrounding sociology, ecology, trees, plants, animals and people. $10 per person. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

2:15 – 3pm: Wands Conjure your own truly spellbinding wand and show off your magical powers, while supplies last! Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

3 – 5pm: Farmhouse Pot Pies Cafémantic and Connecticut Food and Farm Events are teaming up to offer hands-on cooking classes taught by foodies, chefs, and culinary professionals. Instructive but informal, they’re designed to make casual cooks and non-cooks alike feel at home in the kitchen. We’ll nibble and sip, get hands on, and expand our cooking repertoire! We’ll prepare three delicious savory pot pies, each with a very distinctive topping and cover pastry and dough rolling techniques, braising and poaching, roux and thickening methods, pot pie assembly, and freezing method. There will be recipes and a take-home savory pie for everyone! This will be a bustling class with everyone will be peeling, chopping, dicing, rolling, stirring and baking! Please bring a vegetable peeler, a sharp knife, cutting board, and a small jar with lid. $49 per person. Sixpence Pie Company, Willimantic.

4pm: Read Across America Event Hats off to Dr. Seuss! Live costume character, story read on the big screen and make your own Dr. Seuss hat! RSVP. Fairfield University Bookstore, Fairfield.

6 – 9pm: Parents’ Night Out Enjoy a relaxing night out knowing your children are safe having loads of fun at their favorite museum. And don’t worry about dinner – we’ll take care of that too! Children must be between ages of 4 and 10. First Child $50, Sibling $25. Hurry, spaces will fill up fast! Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

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7pm: Star Party with Mattatuck Astronomical Society & Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club. Star gazing to follow program, weather permitting. Free but donations are appreciated. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield.

7pm: Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Providence Bruins Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.

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7 – 9pm: Middle School Dodgeball Tournament Attention all middle schoolers! Gather your friends for a great night at The J, where there will be incredible competition at our annual Dodgeball Tournament! Bring your sportsmanship, positive attitude, and the drive to win! Teams of 6, best team uniforms win a prize! $15 per student. Stamford, JCC, Stamford.

7 – 9pm: Whoo Wants to Have a Hoot? Why should kids have all the hands-on science fun? Dissecting owl pellets for adults. Join teacher and author Velya Jancz-Urban as she shares her most popular kids’ class with adults. If you like science, nature, fun and wine, then this is the class for you. All materials and a complimentary glass of wine are included. $25 per person. Hopkins Vineyard, New Preston.

Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, February 28:

12pm: James and the Giant Peach A story of magic, friendship, and adventure based on the famous work of Roald Dahl. When a magic potion causes a peach to grow to the size of a house, a curious young boy named James can’t help but crawl inside to discover a world he never dreamed of. Little does James know his story has just begun as he, the peach, and his newfound friends take off on the adventure of a lifetime. Our Children’s Theatre shows approximately run 75-80 minutes with a 10 minute intermission. The theatre opens 90 minutes prior to every show. Doors open 30 minutes prior to every show. Runs until April 3rd. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport.

2pm: “Zombie Prom” is the girl-loves-ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical set in the atomic 1950’s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty girl Toffee has fallen in love with the class bad boy, Johnny. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges his motorcycle into the nuclear waste plant. He reruns to school glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart.  It’s a fresh and fun blast from the past for the entire family! $10 per ticket. Milford Center for the Arts, Milford.

Saturday at 2pm and Saturday – Sunday at 7pm: The Jungle Book Disney’s beloved “man cub” marches his way through the jungle as he learns what it means to be human. The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle. Warner Theatre, Torrington.

Sunday, February 28:

10am – 1pm: 4th Annual Westport Weston YMCA Indoor Tri The Indoor Tri consists of a 15-minute swim in the pool, 25-minute cycle on a spin bike and a 20-minute run on a treadmill. The swim laps, spin bike and treadmill distances will be aggregated and scored to get the top three male and female triathletes. Unlike an outdoor triathlon, the transition times do not count toward your overall finish time, and you will have time to get from one element to the next. Westport Weston Family YMCA.

10:15am – 1pm: Leap-Worthy Activities Leap Day is Monday, February 29! Jump, leap, and skip with Stepping Stones on Sunday to celebrate the day that only comes once every four years. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk.

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10 – 11:30am: Story Time with the Snow Queen The Snow Queen will greet her guest, have story time, learn all about princess manners and have a personalized photo opportunity with each guest.  Then the Snow Queen will give each princess a pottery piece of their choice that they will be able to paint just like their favorite princess.  Before guest leave they’ll get a special treat with a visit from everyone’s favorite Snowman! $39. The Pottery Factory, Ridgefield.

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11am, 1pm and 4pm: Charlotte’s Web E.B. White’s loving story about the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte is now live onstage in this wonderful musical. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She weaves in her web a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. That’s some pig! Westport Playhouse, Westport.

11am – 3pm: Wedding Show Featuring very unique and distinguished vendors to help you plan the day of your dreams. Win $500 off Mansion Rental! $5.00 Per Person at the Door. Wadsworth Mansion, Middlefield.

12 – 1:30pm: Winter Soup & Storytelling Join us for a cozy afternoon of storytelling and visiting with live animals as we sip delicious soup and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. Pre-registration is required. $8 per person. All ages welcome. CT Audubon, Greenwich.

12 – 4pm: Celebrate Party Showcase Do you have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Wedding or other milestone occasion coming up? Whether you are just getting started with your party planning or are trying to find last minute vendors, this party showcase is a can’t miss event! Hyatt Regency, Greenwich.

1 – 3pm: Who Lives in the Snow? We put away our shorts and t-shirts, and take out our sweaters and mittens, but how do animals get ready for winter? Join Naturalist Emma Lorusso and learn about hibernation, torpor and other ways that animals prepare for the winter. We will play games, participate in activities and walk through the forest. RSVP recommended. Free. Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, Hampton.

3 – 4:15pm Mother & Daughter Yoga Workshop Come and strengthen your mother-daughter bond over yoga! Join instructor Danielle Brown and her daughter, Gigi, for a workshop focusing on mindfulness training to restore the body and mind! Explore the fundamentals of yoga, including: sun salutations, standing poses, balancing postures, seated and reclining poses, backbends, and core isolation and strengthening. For ages 7-11. Reoccurs on March 20th. $30 for both mother & daughter ($5 per extra child or friend). YMCA, Darien.

5pm: Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Albany Devils Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.

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7pm: Oscar Party The Kate’s annual red-carpet event that honors our 12-time Oscar Nominated, 4-time-winning namesake and makes for a great party and fundraiser. Walk the red carpet. Pose for a photo or two. Hold a real Oscar. Watch the Oscars live on the Kate’s gigantic screen as you indulge in delicious appetizers, treats, and beverages. Come and celebrate like a star! Non-Members $75 The Kate, Old Saybrook.

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Sunday, February 28 – Tuesday, March 1:

Lyman’s 43rd Annual WinterFest Cure your cabin fever! Enjoy an awesome weekend of indoor and outdoor family-oriented activities at our 43rd Annual WinterFest, the Sweet Spot of Winter Fun! Come out to meet Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, and her younger sister, Princess Anna, as they sing songs from the hit movie Frozen. Then, meet Elsa and Anna, and their childhood snowman, Olaf, and have your photos taken with them! Performances on Saturday at 10am and 12:45pm and on Sunday at 11am and 1:15pm with Meet & Greet following! Watch as the characters of Arendelle come alive under the Apple Barrel tent! More than ten thousand pounds of solid crystal-clear ice blocks will be transformed into incredible works of Frozen ice art, each carving sculpted in amazing detail by our team of talented ice carvers, led by world-renowned carver Bill Covitz, owner of Ice Matters in Cheshire. Discover the many delicious culinary sensations in our Apple Barrel market! Pick up free recipes and taste-test new products! Try fresh-baked treats from our Bakery and specialty items from our fancy food purveyors. When hot maple syrup is drizzled over snow, it results in a remarkably delicious candy-like taffy that New Englanders crave. And when you add a pickle and an Apple Cider Donut, you get an amazing treat! When you come out for WinterFest, you’ll definitely want to try some Sugar on Snow! Three beautiful teams of Percheron draft horses from Foxglove Farm provide old-fashioned horsedrawn sleigh rides in one of our beautiful meadows. Sleigh ride fee is $5 per adult and $4 per person ages 2-12; sleigh rides are free for children under two years old. Sleigh rides will be held from 11:00am to 3:00pm, ground conditions permitting. Janet’s book Snowzilla (ages 4-8) tells the tale of the largest snowman ever built. When his size creates an uproar in town and a judge rules that he’s got to go, Cami and Lou have to figure out how to save Snowzilla. Copies of her book will be available for sale and Janet will sign them.

Monday, February 29:

10 – 11:15am: Lecture: Craft and Social Change in America Ed Johnetta Miller will give a brief history of African American quilt makers. As a woman of color, she is always cognizant of her responsibility to her cultural inheritance and community. She will talk about herself as a weaver, quilt maker, master teaching-artist, and community activist. Ed Johnetta Miller is an author, fiber artist, teacher, independent curator, Artistic Director of OPUS Art, Management Envoy from the U.S. to Cote D’Ivoire, Ivory Coast, and a Culture Arts Ambassador for the Women of Color Quilters Network, West Chester, Ohio. $7 non-members. Bruce Museum, Greenwich.

4 – 5:30pm: Leap Frog, Leap Year! Celebrate the leap year by joining us on the 29th day of February! We’ll take a close look at some of our resident leaping frogs, play games, and make a craft. Ages 5-12. $8 per child. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.

If you don’t mind the drive, check out our sister sites, Momford County and MomChester where we put the Mom into Hartford County of CT and Westchester County of New York. We are looking for publishers to do what we do in other counties of CT and NY.

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