April 9 – 10

We’ve got your weekend guide! Scroll below to find out what to do starting Saturday morning through Sunday night! For events in Hartford County, click here and for events in Fairfield County, click here; all other area events and happenings across Connecticut are listed below.

Saturday, April 9th:

Hair Raising Find a salon to give your hair some love on Sunday April 10th. And help save the lives of sick children. ~ G Spa and Salon Foxwood Resort, Mashantucket.

{National} 9am: Educator Appreciation Days Pre-K through 12th grade educators join us for deeper discounts, special demonstrations of Dash, the amazing coding robot from Wonder Workshop, and a new, exclusive Barnes & Noble product from littleBits education, plus much more. Also, get a Coding Kit from DK publishing (while supplies last) and enter for a chance to win a selection of DK books (ARV $4,000). April 9 through April 17. ~ Barnes & Noble

10am: Walk for Warmth 5K Run and 3K Walk Established in 1990, the Walk for Warmth 5K Run & 3K Walk is an annual event held each March to benefit an emergency heating assistance fund for families and the elderly living in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Berlin and Cheshire who have been impacted by financial hardship, such as a job loss or medical emergency. Day of event pre-registration will begin at 9am. The event is pet friendly and features food, activities for children and an auction. ~ Meriden

10am: The Edible Book Tea What is an edible book? It’s made of something you can eat and looks like a book or makes reference to a book title or structure. Past entries have included Slaughterhouse Five, an array of ham, brie and crackers, Madeline, a tray of madeleines,  and The Grapes of Wrath, a bowl of grapes with googly eyes. Make a “book” or come see the show. There is no fee, just bring some tea! This event is conducted in coordination with the International Edible Book Festival. 10am: Show opens to the public, plus Book Arts projects for kids11am: We serve tea and eat the books! ~ New Haven

10am – 2pm: 5th Annual Rock to Rock Day of Service! ~ Many sites in New Haven

{National} 11am: Let’s Play Storytime It’s only a yellow dot … but what a dot it is! Readers won’t be able to resist this jaunty, adventurous dot, nor its invitation to play along. Join us for Storytime featuring Let’s Play. Activities will round out the fun. ~ Barnes & Noble

{National} 11am: Sibling Registry Event Becoming a sibling for the first time is a very special event Include the big brother, sister when starting the Registry process and make them just as excited for your new family edition! -Arts and crafts for the kids while Mom is learning about the Registry Process and completing paper work. -Out and about scanning for that special blanket, toy or stuffed animal for the new baby -Once completed scanning for day, each child (3-8 years old) leaves with a craft for themselves and a little gift for their new sibling from them! Pre-registration Required. ~ Babies R Us

{National} 12 – 1pm: What’s Hot for Kids – Shopkins Swap Does your little one collect Shopkins? They can bring their collection to our Shopkins Swap to trade with other kids and make new friends in the process. ~ Michael’s Stores

1pm and 3pm: Help Save the Monkey! 8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must rush to save her monkey who is about to land from space. Despite setbacks, anxieties, and lasers, their friendship helps them on this epic adventure. Ticket Prices: Adults: $10; Students: $7; Kids: $5. ~ Storrs

1:30 – 4pm: Water Color Workshop: Spring Blossoms Create a fun Spring Blossom watercolor painting using a variety of different techniques. All levels welcome. All materials included. This program is for ages 10 and up. $45 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.~ Litchfield.

6:30pm: Brass City Ballet presents Cinderella Ditch the broom and meet us at the Palace to celebrate Brass City Ballet’s 30th anniversary with a classic production of Cinderella and mixed repertoire, topped off with a silent auction and champagne after party! A spectacle for all ages, Cinderella combines magnificent beauty, ravishing costumes and Prokofiev’s ultra-lush score in the retelling of a fairytale romance about a poor girl whose fairy godmother helps her win the love of a Prince. Crackling with wit, lavish costumes and dazzling dancing, Cinderella will sweep audiences of all ages off their feet. ~ Waterbury

Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th:


Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm: Race Multiple Award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America’s most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can’t say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are spared. Runs until April 17th. ~ Torrington


Sunday, April 10th:

8:30am: Strong Family Farm Chicken Run Join us at the Strong Family Farm for a fun, scenic 5K race, 1.5 mile walk and 1/4 mile children’s race in 2016! Registration is at 7:30am, Kids Fun Run is at 8:30am, 5K Run/2 Mile Walk is at 9am and the Post Race Activities/Awards are at 10am. Fun for all ages. ~ Vernon

9:30am: Julia’s Run for Children Participants are welcome to run, jog, or walk. 8 – 9:45am: Registration. 9:30am: Fun Run (0.7 miles) ages 12 and under. 10am: Main Run/Walk (4 miles). For the 4-mile Run: $25 per person, $20 for student runner. The Fun Run fee is $10 per child. ~ New Haven


12 – 2:30pm: Mastering Macarons If you have ever had a French macaron, you know that it is much different than a coconut macaroon.  While both are delicious, there is an art to making a macaron and learning that art is worth every minute.  The results you will get after mastering macarons are simply divine.  Macarons are beautiful to look at but even more enjoyable to savor.  This will be a hands-on cooking class.  Bring a bottle of wine or your favorite beverage and join us. This class will feature: Lemon Macarons with Lemon Buttercream, Chocolate Macarons with Raspberry Buttercream and Mint Macarons with Chocolate Ganache. $50 per person. ~ Orange

12 – 5pm: Drop-in Drawing Bring your drawing pencils and sketch books/pads to the Museum every second Sunday of the month and join like-minded artists of all abilities to draw from paintings and sculpture on view in the galleries. Self-guided; instruction is not provided and please bring pencil only. ~ Waterbury

1pm: Community Free Day: Woodworking Art Children ages 6-12 with their caregivers are invited to explore the special exhibition Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood with a museum educator. Both beautiful and inspiring in its presentation of craft and design, this exhibition is an intimate look into the life and work of Thomas Moser. Afterwards join us in the Studio to craft beautiful wood birdhouses. ~ Waterbury

1 – 4pm: Spring Fundraiser Live Birds of Prey Program from 2-3pm. ~ Chester

We are looking for more hands on deck, if you are a mom who is very familiar with your local community and would like to represent your town/city or county, please reach out.

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