Thursday, August 5, 2010

To Do List


Every Saturday Night - Southington
For families with older children...pack of the family and go to the Southington Drive-In! Gates open at 6:00, movie starts at 9:00.

August 7, 14, 21, 28 - Middlebury
Quassy Amusement Park – Carload Nights! Located on Route 64. Everyone in the car gets an evening ride and "Saturation Station" pass for only $25 after 5 PM. Parking charge is included. Every Saturday through September 4. (203) 758-2913

August 2-15 – Middlebury
Kent Family Magic Circus at Quassy Amusement Park, Rte. 64. Fantastic family entertainment with magic, juggling, fire eating and more. Daily shows start at 1 PM. (203) 758-2913

August 10, 17, 24, 31 - New Haven“Sky Quest” - Family Planetarium Show. Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, 355 Prospect St. Show consists of a 5-7 minute live show about tonight's sky followed by "Sky Quest", a show about star gazing. This show is particularly suitable for young children. There are only 50 seats in the planetarium theater, which are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. All shows on Tuesday nights are free. 6-7 PM. (203) 285-8840

August 10, 17, 24, 31 - New Haven“Astronaut” - Family Planetarium Show. Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, 355 Prospect St. Planetarium show begins with a 10 minute live show about tonight's sky, followed by "Astronaut". Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject 'Chad', our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him, from zero gravity to gamma radiation. There are only 50 seats in the planetarium theater, which are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. All shows on Tuesday nights are free. Two shows available. 7-8 PM and 8-9 PM. Telescopes are available for public observation at 9 PM weather permitting. (203) 285-8840

August 4-8 - Guilford
Shakespeare on the Shoreline – “Twelfth Night”. Guilford Town Green. This is the 9th season of 'theatre under the stars' as the Shoreline Arts Alliance presents CT Free Shakespeare in five nights of performances of "Twelfth Night" with equity cast and crew and under the direction of Ellen Lieberman. A special addition to the performance each night is the 'living intermission' where members of the cast engage and interact with the audience with continued entertainment and music. Bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners and enjoy family entertainment on the beautiful, historic Guilford Green. No performance if raining. Free. 7:30 PM. (203) 453-3890

August 11, 18 – Waterbury
Museum Wednesday For Kids: The Art of Summer. Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, 144 West Main St. Youngsters ages five through eight years old will study the works of artists who painted the light and colors of summer in a variety of scenes. Students will create their own paintings based on their favorite summer places and activities. Classes will focus on different artists each week. Aileen Singleton and Carole Glazer will teach the classes. Ms. Singleton is an artist who teaches classes at Goldsmith’s Fine Art in Waterbury and at the Mattatuck Museum. Ms. Glazer has been is a commercial designer for over 20 years. Registration is required. $2 per child. 2-4 PM (203) 753-0381 ext 10

This Weekend Only...

August 5-7 - Ansonia
Festa! 2010 at Holy Rosary Church, Father Salemi Dr. Celebration of the Italian heritage with freshly prepared food, musical entertainment, rides for children, games, marketplace and more. Free. 5-11 PM. (203) 735-1787

August 5 - Clinton
NewAlliance Bank Summer Concert Series-The Convertibles. Vece Gazebo, Pierson School, Main Street, Clinton. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. In the event of rain the concert will be canceled. 6:30 PM. (860) 669-3889

August 6 - Guilford
"The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk" performed by Connecticut Free Shakespeare. Jacobs Beach, Seaside Avenue. Connecticut Free Shakespeare is proud to present "The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk," a play with music for children written by Bert Garskof. It is based on the classic and familiar story of Jack and the Beanstalk but has new twists and turns taking the audience on a magical new adventure. The cast is made up of the wonderful and talented Ensemble actors from our 2010 main stage production of "Twelfth Night." Original songs and incidental music have been written by Professor Louis Negri, faculty member of the Hamden Hall Country Day School. The story is action packed, fun and exciting for children of all ages. Admission is Free! 11:30 AM and 12:45 PM. or (203) 393-3213

August 6-8 - North Branford
Potato & Corn Festival, Augur Farm - Rte. 22. Enjoy fresh fire-roasted potatoes and corn while listening to live bands; unique games, contests, business expo, carnival, farmer's market, classic car show, crafts and fireworks. Fri. 4-11 PM, Sat. 9 AM – 11 PM, Sun. 9 AM – 8 PM. Free. (203) 315-6017

August 7 – Norwalk
Two great events at Stepping Stones Museum!
Creative Kids Art! Create a craft project inspired by our Around the World destinations Egypt and Syria. 2:30 – 3:30.
Sound of Music Sing-A-Long! The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world is now at Stepping Stones. For those of you not yet converted, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. Come dressed as your favorite character, participate in pre-movie activities and receive a free goodie-bag. So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for the perfect family night out. You don’t need to be a kid to attend – just young at heart! Rain or shine. Tickets $15 member/$20 non-member and $12 children ages 2-12. Reservations required. Space is limited. Register online at or call 203 899 0606, ext. 247. 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

August 7 - Bridgeport
Animal Enrichment Day at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave. Animal environmental enrichment helps keep animals active mentally and physically. Information available on ways people can enrich the lives of their pets at home. Noon-3 PM. Free with zoo admission. (203) 394-6565

August 7 - Fairfield
Family Builders for Single Parents & Kids - Annual Picnic First Baptist Church of Fairfield, 65 Church Hill Rd. Annual picnic! Come out for fun family event with outdoor games, hamburgers, hotdogs ... 1 PM Free. (203) 502-9362

August 7 – Guilford
Story Time & Scavenger Hunt at the Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St. Enjoy reading of an historical tale or two and hunt for unique artifacts in the museum. Free. 10 AM – 4 PM. (203) 453-2457

August 7 – Milford
Great American Sand Sculpture Competition, Walnut Beach, East Broadway. Enjoy the day at the beach and watching the sand sculptures be created. 1-5 PM. Free. (203) 878-6647

August 7-8 - South Norwalk
SoNo Arts Celebration. Washington & North Main Sts. Outdoor celebration in a unique presentation of visual and performing arts in historic South Norwalk. Live music, juried fine art and craft show, children's art area, film festival and interactive activities. Sat. 10 AM-midnight, Sun. 11 AM-6 PM. Free. (203) 866-7916

August 8 - Madison
Taxmen – Rock. Evenings on the Green. These are free concerts for all to enjoy. Please refrain from bringing alcohol with you as it is not allowed under our agreement for use of the Green by the First Congregational Church of Madison. Come on down and sit on a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music! 6 – 8 PM Free. (203) 245-5623

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