We’ve got your weekend guide! Scroll below to find out what to do starting Friday night through Sunday night, we may have thrown an extra day or two even happenings in there and try to plan ahead slightly! For events in Hartford County, click here and for events in Fairfield County, click here; all other area events and happenings are listed below.
Friday, March 25 – Saturday, March 26:
Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm: Aladdin Jr Join Belle and Beast as they find love and song in this Disney Junior Classic! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, Torrington.
Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27:
Saturday, March 26:
8am – 5pm: Decorate Easter Eggs and Meet the Easter Bunny Come meet the Easter Bunny at the beautiful nursery. Drink in the wonderful smell of spring flowers and see some bright colors we’ve all been missing this past winter! Bring your own camera to capture a wonderful picture. We will have wooden Easter eggs for you to come in and decorate for a $10 per participant. Easter Egg decorating will take place the entire day we are open, but the Easter Bunny will be visiting from 10:30am until 2:30pm. The Green Spot, New Milford.
10am: Easter Egg Hunt There is a candy guessing game, compliments of The Litchfield Candy Company, and the Easter Bunny will be on hand! It’s a BYOB, Bring you own basket affair. Parking is at a premium so come early! Community Field, Litchfield.
10am: Easter Bonnet Dog Walk with Bradley the Wonder Dog Don your favorite Easter chapeau and gussie up fido too! We are heading off on a beautiful Easter stroll along the sweeping Pine Island and Mallard Marsh trails. All dogs must be on leads! Egg-ceptional treats are on offer for everybody after the walk! The program is free but you must register by calling. Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield.
10am – 2pm: Woodland Egg Hunt Stroll the trails in search of wooden eggs and meet DPNC’s egg-laying friends as you go. Bring your eggs back to our Creation Stations to paint and decorate in your own unique way! Meet the wild Easter Bunny and enjoy a few sweet treats! Bring your own basket to collect your eggs. Participants limited to 4 eggs each. Families with children up to 10 years old. Pre-registration required. $13/nonmembers. Coogan Farm, Mystic.
10:30am – 1pm: Easter Egg Hunt! Children up to age 12 are welcome to bring an Easter basket and participate in the fun. Up to 4 years old starts at 10:30am sharp, children 5-8 years of age at 10:45am sharp, children age 9-12 at 11am sharp. The egg hunt will be dependent on weather and field conditions! The Easter Bunny will be inside the Visitor Center from 11:30am-1pm. PEZ, Orange.
10:30am – 4:30pm: Easter Bunny Trolley Trolleys leave every half hour. There will be springtime crafts too! No reservtaions needed. Kids under age 2: free, adults: $10, children (2-15): $6. Shore Line Trolley Museum, East Haven.
11am: What To Do With a Box Storytime If you give a child a box, who knows what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. Click here to learn more about this picture book. Barnes & Noble locations.
11am – 3pm: Easter Bunny Express We can all say good-bye to Old Man Winter by celebrating the beginning of spring and Easter with our Bunny on the scenic Naugatuck Railroad! Every child will be greeted by the Bunny after the train leaves the station. The Bunny even welcomes selfies with all the kids and their families. Three train rides are scheduled at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Fares for children 2 years old and younger are free, children from 3 to 12 are $16 and adults are $18. Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston.
11:30am – 1:30pm: Make and Take Cheesemaking Workshop The art of making cheese is easier than you think and what better time to learn than just in time for Easter! In this class, you will learn to make Easter-inspired cheeses and also take some home with you for your holiday celebration. Cheese is delicious, but it’s also fun to make. This class will feature: fresh mozzarella, basket cheese and ricotta cheese. $40 per person. Chef’s Emporium, Orange.
12pm: Easter Egg Hunt Hippy-hop to Olde Mistick Village to meet Mr. Bunny! He will be in the Gazbo on the Village green for a special egg and hug for two year olds and younger from 12-1pm. Then the “older” kids will have their chance to “hunt” for eggs in the Apple Orchard. It’s always according to age: 3-year-olds hunt for eggs at 12pm sharp in the Apple Orchard, 4-year-olds at 12:15pm, 5-7 year olds at 12:30pm, and 8-10 year olds at 12:45pm. After the hunts are over, all children can meet with Mr. Bunny in the Gazebo. Don’t forget to bring your camera! In the event of rain, all eggs will be available at the Gazebo. Olde Mistick Village, Mystic.
12pm: 19th Annual Spring Egg Hunt The hunt will start at noon in the picnic area near Shopper Services – and will be held by age groups: 0-3, 4-7, 8-12. Each age group will search for thousands of eggs filled with candy, including Gold and Silver eggs filled with special prizes! Please bring a basket or bag for all of your eggs. After the hunt, shop and stay for family-fun activities and bring your camera to take your photo with the Easter Bunny at OshKosh B’gosh (immediately following the egg hunt – 3:00pm)! Tanger Outlets, Westbrook.
1 – 2pm: Gardening at Coogan Farm Are you interested in making a small garden to provide fresh produce for your family? Do you want to learn some tips on how to grow more produce in a smaller area? Join Craig Floyd, Coogan Farm Manager, as he teaches the steps of designing your garden layout, digging the beds, and getting the soil ready. Preregistration preferred. $10 nonmember. Coogan Farm, Mystic.
1 – 3pm: Amphibian Search The warmer temperatures are bringing out the salamanders and frogs! Join us for an expedition to the pond, creeks and wetlands. We’ll use nets and collection jars for gentle, up-close study. Wear boots and clothes that can get a little muddy. Adults and families with children ages 10 and up. $10/nonmember. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic.
3 – 5pm: Connetic Word National Youth Poetry Slam 2016 This show features youth poets trying out for the team. This is the last opportunity to try-out for the 2016 team and possibly go to Brave New Voices in July! Sign-up starts at 2:45pm, Slam starts at 3pm. The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, Middletown.
Sunday, March 27: