Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What's Going On This Weekend?

First of all, don't forget about the OWC Playgroup Tag Sale and Bake Sale!
Saturday, Oct. 17th (rain date: Oct. 24th) from 9:00am to 2:00 pm.
The First Baptist Church, located on the corner of Livingston and Edwards Streets in New Haven's East Rock neighborhood.
Tons of baby stuff and kids stuff! Clothes, toys, books, cds, dvds + videos, strollers + gear, maternity wear and MUCH more!
They will also be raffling off fantastic items, such as a 10-week semester of Music Together classes! And a month of kids' yoga classes from Blend!
This is a sale not to be missed.
Donations accepted!
If you have any questions, please contact OWC Playgroup at .

What else is going on this weekend?

October 16-17, 22-24, 28-29 - Old Saybrook
Old SayBrOOk Fire Dept 12th Annual Haunted Hayride, Clark Memorial (Fireman's) Field, 210 Elm Street & Ingham Hill Rd. All year long, the volunteer fire department puts out fires, but during Halloween, its volunteers ignite a "blaze" of scary proportions for all to enjoy. A possessed tractor-drawn hay wagon leads visitors into the deep, dark, demented woods of Scary Old SayBrOOk. For more than 40 minutes, you will venture into the ghastly world of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. In the eerie fog, you'll be frightened by the bone-chilling sounds of creatures of the night. 7 PM. Adults $10, Children under 12 - $5.00 860-857-5300

October 16-17, 23-24 - Norwalk
Monster Mash. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Mathews Park, 303 West Ave. Come in costume and celebrate this "spooktacular" party with live animals, art activities, a Halloween maze, tasty treats, games, dancing and storytelling. 6-8 PM. Admission: $12 per person, children (under one) free. 203-899-0606

October 17 & 18 - New Haven
American Girl Fashion Shows to Benefit the James Blackstone Memorial Library. Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street. The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends and favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy refreshments and a marketplace! 2 shows/day. $40 general, $50 for VIP seats 203-488-1441 x 325

October 17 – Guilford
Guilford Civic Women´s Harvest Festival on the Guilford Green. Fun for the Whole Family: Crafts Fair, Children's Games, Silent Auction, click here for details on our Beautiful Baby and Precious Pets contest, Food, Pizza, Burgers, etc, and of course…our FAMOUS APPLE CRISP. 10 AM – 4 PM.

October 17 - Killingworth
FAAN's "Walk for Food Allergy", Chatfield Hollow State Park. 12 PM start time, registration starts at 11 AM. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network is sponsoring their 6th annual Walkathon to increase awareness about food allergies and to raise money for research and education.

October 16-17, 23-24 - East Haven
Graveyard Express at Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St. Spooky, fun Halloween trolley ride after dark. Come in costume and expect the unexpected. Admission: $10, if in costume $8. 6:30-9:30 PM. 203-467-6927

October 17-18, 24-25 - Brooklyn
Pumpkin Hayride. Creamery Brook Bison, 19 Purvis Rd. Take a covered wagon ride to see the bison. On the way back at the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin. You can decorate the pumpkin back at the farm. Sat. 11 AM, Sun. 1:30 PM. Admission: $10. 860-779-0837

October 17-18, 24-25 - East Haven
Pumpkin Patch at the Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St. Ride the trolley to the pumpkin patch, children select a pumpkin to decorate. Unlimited trolley rides, refreshments and more. 11 AM-4 PM. Admission: Adults $8, seniors $6, children (2-15) $5. 203-467-6927

October 17 – New Haven
Earth Science Rocks! Yale Peabody Museum, Whitney Avenue. From October 11 to 17—Earth Science Week 2009—people all over the United States and beyond will be exploring the many fascinating topics within the earth sciences. This year’s theme, "Understanding Climate," aims to promote scientific understanding of a timely, vital topic: Earth’s climate. Kids will discover the joy of breaking open a geode to unlock a miniature treasure chest of crystals no one has ever seen. Join us for games and craft activities for the whole family. 10 AM-2 PM. 203-432-5050

October 18 – Hamden
Fall Foliage Hike at Sleeping Giant State Park off Rte. 10. Wear comfortable shoes, bring snacks and water, as desired. 1:30 PM. Free. 203-272-7841

October 18 – Mansfield
"Harold & the Purple Crayon", Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Rd. "One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." With only an oversized purple crayon, he draws a path to follow, a landscape to discover, and landmarks to guide him back. A blend of magic, mask, pantomime, puppetry and original music brings this delightful tale to life, creating the wondrous sense that anything is possible. 1 PM & 3 PM. Admission: Call for ticket information. 860- 486-4226

October 18 – Windsor Locks
Open Cockpit Sunday. New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Rd. (Rte. 75). More than a dozen aircraft open to climb into and play pilot. Additional activities on site and food available all day. Adults $10, seniors $9, children (4-11) $5, 3 and under free. 10 AM- 5 PM. 860-623-3305

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