August 24 – 27

Lot’s of unique things to do this week: Brooklyn Fair, Corn Maze for Grown Ups, Chester Fair, Shore 2 the Pour, Craft Beer Fest, Greek Festival, New London Pride, Stamford Food Festival, Bacon & Brew, Teddy Bear Fest, Connecticut Taco Festival, Saybrook Point 5K, Summer’s Last Roar, Summer Gala at the Kate and plenty more!

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Thursday, August 24th:

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6 – 8pm: Westfield Trumbull Family Game Night Tickets are $5 per person (each adult and child requires their own ticket). Ticket includes game activities, entertainment and a meal provided by Panera Bread. Please indicate your meal choice in your ticket purchase(s). 100% of ticket sales benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Westfield Trumbull, Trumbull

6 – 8pm: Breaking Down Branzino Find yourself fishing for tips on how to perfectly fillet a fresh piece of pescado? Join us on Thursday 8/24 for our “Breaking Down Branzino” class as Chef John Iatrellis teaches guests techniques to master preparing fish at home. Enjoy a relaxed culinary lesson, while savoring flavorful family-style bites. Go on, take the bait… Barcelona Wine Bar, New Haven

{Last Call} 6:30pm: Branford Jazz on the Green: Eric Darius

{Last Call} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Big Beats (Oldies) at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield 

{Last Call} 6:30pm: Sock Hop: Bill Rinoski at Ocean Beach Park in New London

{Reoccurs} 7pm: CHIRP Concert Parks: Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers at Ballard Park in Ridgefield (runs until 8/31)

Thursday, August 24th – Sunday, August 27th

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Thursday, August 24th – Sunday, September 23rd


Thursday – Sunday’s until September 23rd

Friday, August 25th:

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{Last Call} 5 – 7pm: Summer Concert Series: The Mark Fusco Band (Motown/Jazz/Disco) at Westbrook Town Green

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

{Reoccurs} 6 – 9pm: Summer UnWINEd Concert Series: Shaka and the Soulshakers (Blues/Americana) at Priam Vineyard in Colchester (runs until 9/1)

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{Reoccurs} 7pm: Friday Nights Music: Whiskey Wine & Coke (Country) at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk (runs until 9/8)

{Last Call} 7pm: Summer Concerts on the Green Music Series: British Invasion Tribute in Danbury

{Last Call} 8pm: Summer Concerts: Latin Night at Ocean Beach Park in New London

8pm: Star Party This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

Friday’s until September 3rd

Friday, August 25th – Saturday, August 26th:

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Friday, August 25th – Sunday, August 27th

Friday 4 – 11pm, Saturday 8am – 11pm and Sunday 8am – 6pm: Terryville Lions Country Fair at Terryville Fairgrounds

Friday, August 25th – Sunday, September 17th

Saturday, August 26th:

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9 – 10:30am: A Summer Series: Nature’s Alphabet – So Many Insects! What a great time to go exploring on the Discovery Trail to look for insects! Led by Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss, we will read stories about insects, color alphabet pages, and a take a walk through the forest to see what we can find. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this program. Free. RSVP Recommended. Highlawn Forest, Middlefield

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10am – 4pm: Summer’s Last Roar Have you been waiting for that perfect opportunity to see the stunning new mineral display in David Friend Hall? Or just want to make one more visit to the Discovery Room before school starts again in September? To recognize the end of summer, the Museum will open its doors once again for a free day. In addition to our permanent and temporary exhibitions, visitors will have a chance to win prizes, engage in a craft activity, and interact with real specimens on our SciCarts located throughout the Museum. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

10am – 4pm: Open Air Market & Festival The historic Mansion will transform its 700 foot vista into a marketplace and festival where a variety of vendors will gather to sell their Connecticut grown or made products. One can stroll from tent to tent purchasing fresh produce, fruit, cheese, breads and prepared foods. Local artisans such as potters, painters and jewelers have been invited to sell their work. Visitors will be encouraged to lounge on the lawn with lunch and listen to live music performed on the patio. Families can bring their children and spend the day. It will be a day to discover the Wadsworth Mansion, enjoy music and art, and experience the tradition of shopping at an open-air market. Parking will be at Wilbert Snow School, Mercy High School, and Vinal High School. The most convenient parking is at Mercy High School. Mansion parking is reserved for handicap and families with strollers only. Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown

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12 – 3pm: Teddy Bear Fest Bring your favorite teddy bear friend to the Zoo. This beary fun day will feature children’s crafts and storytelling focusing on Bear Awareness and the facts about real bears. Free admission for children under the age of 12 who bring their teddy bear to the “Teddy Bear Clinic” and are accompanied by a playing adult.

12 – 3pm: Christian Dance Day Parise and worship dance teams at the Carousel Threatre, Quassy – Middlebury

2pm: Exploring Spruce Hill and Schermerhorn Hill Spend some quality time discovering the beautiful twists and turns, stone walls and bridges, and plant and animal life which are so abundant throughout this beautiful property. Carry a little afternoon snack and we’ll dine alfresco by the stream. Free but donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

2 – 3pm: Connecticut Butterflies with Pamm Cooper A half-hour Power Point presentation on Connecticut butterflies followed by a walk to find butterflies and perhaps any caterpillars that may be nearby. We will look at plants that are both important for nectar sources and are also hosts for caterpillars. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

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4 – 6pm: Barkhamsted Historical Society’s Annual Pig Roast

4 – 7pm: Rare Whiskey & Slider Pairing You won’t want to miss our rare whiskey & local beef slider pairing! We have 5 whiskies for you to try that are sure to knock your socks off! On the docket this time around we have the following: Angel’s Envy Rye Four Roses Small Batch Barrel Strength Willet Straight Rye 3 Year Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel Whistle Pig Boss Hog (2016) In addition to these beautiful pours each guest will receive a mini slider paired which each whiskey! Everything the body needs! Oak Haven Table & Bar, New Haven

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{Last Call} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: The John Saxon Band at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield

7:30 – 9pm: Creatures of the Night Hike How do your nighttime senses compare to those of the nocturnal animals that call NCNC home? Join us for a guided night hike and try your hand at our naturalist-led challenges to find out! First we’ll put your night vision to the test to find out if you can see as well as an owl in the dark. Then we’ll focus on your sense of smell, hearing and touch! Please no flashlights – for safety, staff will have emergency lights. Come dressed for the night weather and able to be outdoors in the dark for at least 1 hour. Check in at Visitor Center Front Desk. Spaces are limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended, so register early! Rain or shine.

Saturday, August 26th – Sunday, August 27th

Sunday, August 27th:

9am – 12pm: Long Distance Guided Hike Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Expect a 5-7 mile hike. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

{Last Call} 1 – 3:30pm: 1750 Ogden House Tours Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm. Admission is $5, $3 students. Ogden House, Fairfield

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

{Reoccurs} 5 – 8pm: Summer Music: Small Wonder at Mystic Seaport (runs until 9/3)

5:30pm: Music at the Barn: The Chris Coogan Quartet at Weston Historical Society

{Last Call} 6pm: Summer Concert Series on the Green: The Rovers in Madison

{Last Call} 6 – 8pm: Concerts on the Green: Yippee Coyote at Redding Town Green

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