August 10 – 13

Thursday, August 10th:

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11am: Transform Books Into Art! Don’t know what to do with all of those outgrown books on your shelf? Make them into something new! Learn basic paper folding techniques and get inspired! Give your beloved favorites new life by re-creating them into true works of art. RJ Julia Bookstore at Wesleyan, Middletown

3 – 4pm: Kids Cupcake Camp Have some summer fun at our Kid’s Cupcake Camp! We’ll provide all the cupcakes, frostings and fillings for you to create six summer themed cupcakes! Learn tips from our pros and take home your creations, plus the recipes. Camp limited to 12, ages 5 and up. $35 per child. Sweet Maria’s, Waterbury

{Last Call} 5pm: Alive@Five Outdoor Concert Series at Columbus Park in Stamford


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{Last Call} 6 – 8pm: Summer Sound Waves: Sugar at Esker Point Beach in Groton (Raindate 8/17)

6 – 8pm: Nourishing Bites: Nature and Nutrition with Krystal Ross Join local holistic nutritionist, Krystal Ross, to learn how to cook nourishing plant-based meals using locally sourced ingredients! We will cook a full meal together, learning about the health benefits of each ingredient along the way. When we are finished cooking, we will sit down to the meal together to enjoy the fruits of our labor! The meal will be vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. We will use whole foods that are locally and sustainably grown. This class will be interactive and discussion-based! The meal will include a summer salad, an appetizer/smoothie and a dessert! Coogan Farm, Mystic

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{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Branford Jazz on the Green: Selina Albright (runs until 8/24)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Tony Reno (Rock, Pop & Oldies) at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/17)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Sock Hop: Bill Rinoski at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/17)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: CHIRP Concert Parks: Ruthie Foster at Ballard Park in Ridgefield (runs until Labor Day)

7 – 8pm: Play with Clay “Christmas Ornaments” Play with Clay and create your own ornaments for Christmas Day!!! Get your friends together and enjoy a unique creative experience. $25 for 4 ornaments including all materials. Glazey Dayz, Watertown

7 – 9pm: Under the Pavilion Summer Film Series: Before the Flood at James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton

7:30 – 9:30pm: Wine Cheese & Moonlight Walk As the august sun sets and a waning gibbous moon rises through the trees, join us among friends, drinks and timber rafters over a hundred years old. Gather in the newly renovated Asnes Barn to enjoy drinks, food and conversation in the setting of our beautiful, historic barn. Afterwards walk the paved accessible trail to take in the sights and sounds of a moonlit summer evening. Ages 21 & up. $5 members, $8 non-members. Audubon Center in Greenwich

{Last Call} 8:30pm: Outdoor Movie: Secret Life of Pets at Jennings Beach in Fairfield 

Thursday, August 10th – Friday, August 11th

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Thursday, August 10th – Saturday, August 12th

Festa 2017 - Holy Rosary's 50th Annual Italian Festival

Thursday, August 10th – Sunday, August 13th

Thursday – Sunday’s until September 23rd

Friday, August 11th:

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{Reoccuring} 11am – 2pm: Drawn to Nature: Start Your Own Expedition Sketchbook Blencowe inspires her students in the art of keeping a visual journal. Students will capture small moments of nature in a big way. The sketching sessions will encourage creative expression through various approaches and media. Students will record their impressions of the landscape, in the gardens, and along the river. Participants should bring a Stillman & Birn Zeta sketchbook (spiral or hard bound, any size) to first class. All other materials supplied. Geared to artists and non-artists. (runs until August 18th). Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

11:30am – 12:15pm: Film Screening: John Golding Painter: A Path to the Absolute at Yale Center for British Art in New Haven

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{Reoccurs} 5 – 7pm: Summer Concert Series: Number 9 at Westbrook Town Green (runs until 8/25)

5 – 8pm: Color Fest The Adventure Park forest will be the canvas for our second annual Color Fest – returning to entertain and bring smiles to all our guests. There will be balloon arches and music throughout the park to celebrate during this unique event. In addition, Jazz, our professional face painter, will be at the event to create miles of smiles! Bring a t-shirt to tie-dye, or make sure you’re one of the first 75 paid climbers during the event to receive a free white cotton t-shirt to tie-dye. The Adventure Park, Bridgeport

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{Reoccurs} 6 – 8:30pm: Friday Night Concerts: Adam Ezra at Grove Street Plaza in Darien (runs until 9/15)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 9pm: Summer UnWINEd Concert Series: Jim Carpenter & the Hoolios at Priam Vineyard in Colchester (runs until 8/18)

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{Reoccurs} 7pm: Friday Nights Music: BLT at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk (runs until 9/8)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Summer Concerts on the Green Music Series: Charles Ives in Danbury (runs until 8/26 – raindate 8/27)

7 – 11pm: Bethel Cares Greenwood Fire Benefit There will be several of our trucks and equipment there with things to do for kids. Also several bands will be preforming. Town Hall, Bethel

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{Reoccurs} 8pm: Summer Concerts: Elton John Tribute (plus fireworks) at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/25)

8pm: Insects of the Night Most people are familiar with the insects that surround us during the daylight hours but rarely have the chance to see the array of moths, beetles and other insects who wait until dark to emerge from their daytime hiding places. Michael McAloon a PhD candidate in Entomology will lead a program to explore the world of night time insects. The program consists of a short talk followed by a walk to observe, identify and collect these fascinating nocturnal insects. All ages are welcome. Attendees should bring along a headlamp or flashlight to maneuver in the darkness.Flanders, Woodbury

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{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Friday Flicks: Field of Dreams in New Haven (runs until 8/18)

Friday, August 11th – Saturday, August 12th

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Friday, August 11th – Sunday, August 13th

{Reoccurs} Fiddler on the Roof at Clay and Wattles Theater Company in Bethlehem (Runs until 8/20)

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Friday’s until September 3rd

Saturday, August 12th:

9am: Friends of the Lake Boat Parade Activities include food booths provided by the East Hampton Lions and the East Hampton Village Lions, Mama Shanks ice cream truck and Tastefully Simple. Free child I.D. program sponsored by New York Life provided by Daniel Finn, health, crafts, jewelry, Avon and Pete Chris Amusements also featured. Children’s tattoos and face painting will be provided and the East Hampton High School Interactive Club will conduct games for children of all ages. Shuttle buses from the high school begin at noon. – East Hampton

9am: A Morning Hike to Little Pond with Marlow Shami Wander the Boardwalk in search of elusive Virginia Rails, industrious beavers, majestic Bald Eagles, and a host of other plants and animals which make Little Pond the most favorite of all trails! White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

9 – 10:30am: What’s in the Woods? at Highlawn Forest at Connecticut Forest & Park Association in Middlefield

10 – 11am: Stewards of the Earth Learn how you can play an important part in preserving our natural world, and how to be more environmentally responsible! We will learn how to compost, collect rainwater responsibly and what native plants to plant in your yard to benefit our ecosystem! Meets at Coogan Farm. Pre-registration is encouraged. Coogan Farm, Mystic

10am – 12pm: Woodcarving Discussion and Workshop at James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton

2017 Food Fair

11am and 2pm: The Superhero Within: Episode 2! by Anatar Marmol Gagné It’s summer break from Superhero Academy and Alex and Sage can’t wait for their summer adventures. They quickly learn that even though they are superhero cadets, villains will try everything to ruin their holiday. With the help of the Vigilantes, Alex and Sage will stop at nothing to get their summer back! Recommended for all ages. Admission is $6 for children (12 years and under), $8 for adults. The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Storrs

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1 – 4pm: Pirates & the Sea Day Learn about the sea farers of not so long ago! Pirates & privateers once sailed the sound & strolled the streets of New London. Try your hand at our rope making machine. Budding shipwrights can craft their own toy boat & set it afloat. Express your inner sea farer with a henna tattoo & create a treasure map. Legendary pirate stories & sea shanties are sure to buoy the atmosphere! Don’t forget to tour the Hempsted Houses that witnessed all the salty characters & tales of New London’s maritime past! Hempstead House, New London

2 – 3pm: Flipping the Bed Learn how to extend your growing season by removing the spent plants and solarizing the bed! Join DPNC garden manager to learn how to ready your beds for fall and extend your harvest season well-past December! Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic

4:30 – 7pm: Annual Chicken Barbecue at Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department

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{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Vertigo at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/26)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Summer Entertainment Nights: Sasha the Fire Gypsy at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/19)

8 – 10am Movie Night: Bottle Shock at White Silo Farm & Winery in Sherman

{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Summer Family Outdoor Movie Series: Storks in Norwalk (runs until 8/19)

{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Outdoor Family Movie Night: Finding Dory at Riverwalk-Veteran’s Memorial Park in Shelton (runs until 8/19)

Saturday, August 12th – Sunday, August 13th

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Sunday, August 13th:

9am – 4pm: Be Kind Day The mission of Ben’s Bells is to inspire and motivate people to recognize the power of international kindness. Ben’s Be;;s will be hung randomly around the Zoo for children to find and take home, to remind them to practice kindness. Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

10am – 5pm: Birding Field Trip: Shorebird Migration in Milford and Stratford Join us for our last bird watching outing of the summer! August is peak shorebird migration time and the beaches along Milford and Stratford Point are the best locations in Connecticut to view this spectacle. Learn how to distinguish the different species of Sandpipers, Plovers, Terns and more as we witness their journey southward. Reserve a spot in our van to leave Audubon Greenwich at 10 AM or meet at Stratford Point at 11am. Birders 6 and up welcome.

11am – 12:30pm: Yoga in the Vineyard with Jessica and Jimmy from Prima Wellness at White Silo Farm & Winery in Sherman

12 – 3pm: Going to Work: Late Woodland Period Style Tools and structures are a necessary part of everyday life, but do we ever think about how they are made? In a Native American village 1,000 years ago, the inhabitants would work together to build anything they might need. This included workstations, or areas where specific jobs would be performed, such as drying racks, smoking stations or gar den platforms. Join Griffin Kalin (Cherokee-Seneca descent) in our replicated Algonkian village as he builds these necessary items and explains their uses and significance to Native life. The Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington

12 – 5pm: Community Free Day: Good-bye Charlie Brown Explore the museum all day at no charge, and participate in a guided tour and family friendly art activity for children of all ages! At 1pm: Before there was television there were zoetropes – a toy with a series of pictures drawn on a cylinder that gave the impression of motion when spun. Using Peanuts Comics for inspiration, create your own zoetrope animation of Charlie Brown. The Mattatuck Historical Society., Waterbury

12 – 5pm: Kite Festival & Indian Independence Day Celebration Music, performance, food, vendors, games, make your own kite or bring your own kite to fly. Mill River Park, Carousel Lawn, Stamford

1 – 3pm: Nature Journaling: Creating Memorable Field Notes at James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton

1 – 3pm: Science Sunday: Waterdrop Microscopes A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advance registration is required. Bruce Museum, Greenwich

1 – 5pm: Yankees or Red Sox Gallery Talks with Neil Scherer Join sports lover and guest curator for the exhibit Yankees or Red Sox: America’s Greatest Rivalry for a series of informal chats on the items in collection and more. The Mattatuck Historical Society., Waterbury

1:30 – 3pm: Group Canoe Paddle Join us on one of our popular Group Canoe Paddles as we travel along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, osprey, ducks, shorebirds and much more! Canoes and personal flotation devices (required for all participants) are included. Come with your special someone, or bring the whole family! Space is limited. Non-members: $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under. Earthplace, Westport

2 – 3pm: Chasing Butterflies: American Artists Collect Natural History Several American artists have been drawn to butterflies, both for their intricate wing patterns and their symbolic associations. This talk explores artists’ pursuit of butterflies and their experimentations with representation from the early 19th century to today. Examples include Titian Peale’s sketches, oil paintings, and elaborate specimen boxes that encased and displayed butterflies between panes of glass in dazzling patterns; Sherman Foote Denton, whose family’s mail order company manufactured display mounts that they promised would “make each specimen a picture;” Old Lyme Artist Willard Metcalf, who purchased dozens of Denton patented mounts in which to display his own collection; and contemporary artist Damien Hirst, who has collaged butterfly wings into compositions resembling stained glass windows. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

3 – 5pm: Floral Headdresses and Crowns Deck out an up-do with everything from the subtle floral-roping to the royal flower-crown. Whimsical and beautiful, every flower fan should have a few floral headdresses in his or her repertoire. Deck out an up-do with everything from the subtle floral-roping to the royal flower-crown. Whimsical and beautiful, every flower fan should have a few floral headdresses in his or her repertoire. The Hickories, Ridgefield

{Reoccurs} 4pm: Summer Concert Series: The Mix at Walnut Beach in Milford (runs until 9/3)

{Reoccurs} 5 – 8pm: Summer Music: Small Wonder at Mystic Seaport (runs until 8/27)

{Reoccurs} 6pm: Summer Concert Series on the Green: River Mud in Madison (runs until 8/20)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm: Concerts on the Green: Southern Voices at Redding Town Green (runs until 8/27)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: The Glamour Girls at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/20)

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