Guided Hikes, Craft Fairs and More

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.

Nov 9 - 11

'Miracle Worker' at Jockey Hollow

Where: Jockey Hollow School auditorium, 365 Fan Hill Road, Monroe

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Description: These dedicated students, under the direction of David and Susan Halliwell, have been working tremendously hard after school and on weekends to put the production about Helen Keller and her tutor Annie Sullivan. They lost a whole week of rehearsal time due to Superstorm Sandy and their final dress rehersal due to the Nor'easter, but these amazing students and staff just buckled down with the motto, "The show must go on."

Monroe: 11 on 11 at 11 

Where: Stepney Green, corner of Main Street and Green Street, Monroe

When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

Description: American Legion posts from Monroe and Easton will commemorate Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, on the Stepney Green at 11 a.m. Tony Unger is commander of the Charles L. Ruman Post 160 in Easton and will officiate the ceremony. Victor Yanosy commands the Sippin-Winspur Post 176 in Monroe. The public is encouraged to attend and acknowledge the Veterans contributions and sacrifices.

Newtown: Comedy Night With Marion Grodin

Where: Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road, Newtown

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

Description: A night of laughs awaits as Marion Grodin brings her talents to Congregation Adath Israel in Newtown. The evening will also feature a silent auction with more than 80 items and appetizers. It is suitable for those 18 years and older. 

Giant Kid's Tag Sale

Where: 2389 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06514

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Description: HUGE Kids TAG SALE!

The bulk of our goods are child-related but we will also have some household goods for sale too.

No early birds!

After 1pm all items will be 50% off! 

 Milford Hosting Recovery Fair for Sandy Victims

Where: The Parsons Complex Gymnasium, 70 W River St Milford, CT 06460

When: Saturday, November 10th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Description: This open house will provide residents in need of recovery and relief services a convenient centralized location to access information on services/programs that are available to them through the City and State, as well as services provided by relief organizations.

Solarize Westport Home Tours and Workshop

Learn about the benefits of solar energy and a time limited program with the Town of Westport to put solar on your home at significantly discounted pricing.

Stratford: Get Your Pets Pic With 'Santa Paws'

Where: Nutmeg Clinic, 25 Charles St., Stratford

When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Description: Get your pets photograph with Santa Paws as the Nutmeg Clinic celebrates its grand opening. The low-cost spay and neuter clinic's event will also feature face-painting for children, as well as a tour of the facility and a micro-chipping clinic.

Bethel: Oklahoma! at the Middle School

Where: Bethel Middle School

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: $5

Description: The Wild West comes to Connecticut when Bethel Middle School presents the stage musical of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Oklahoma!" A matinee performance will take place Saturday, November 10 at 1 p.m.

 Newtown: Silhouette Portrait Event


When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Cost: $30 per silhouette

Description: The Newtown Historical Society is offering a chance to add a silhouette of a child or any family member (including pets) to your wall.  Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor will once again be at the Edmund Town Hall cutting silhouettes on behalf of the historical society.

In conjunction with the silhouette portrait event, The Matthew Curtiss House will be open for the public to visit. Costumed docents will be available to answer questions and provide tours of the house.

Rowayton: Harvest Fair

Where: The Rowayton United Methodist Church

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: Free

Description: An extensive silent auction, local arts and crafts vendors, a tag sale and a bake sale, and grilled food and soups are in store for hungry and fun-seeking visitors. The tag sale features white elephant items, house wares, clothing and toys. The bake sale will feature cakes, cookies, and the church's famous apple pies. The Five Mile River Nursery School will provide games and activities for children as well as a "touch a truck" event and a gift basket silent auction sponsored by the nursery school.

 Where: Crystal Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: $12

Description: This historical musical will kick off Crystal Theatre's 25th Anniversary and will be performed at Crystal Theatre's Ben Franklin Theatre, 66 Bayview at Hillside Street, South Norwalk, 06854. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, November 10 and 17, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11.

Woodbury: Quilts That Care

Where: Woodbury Public Library

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: Free

Description: Quilts That Care is a grassroots/pay it forward organization that was started by a local woman and fellow crafters from the greater Waterbury area.  It is an organization that gathers twice a month at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center to create quilts to donate to people undergoing cancer treatment. Quilts That Care is hosting an informational program at the Woodbury Public Library.

Woodbury: Tavern Night at the Hurd House Museum

Where: The Hurd House

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: $10

Description: The Old Woodbury Historical Society presents its' third annual Tavern Night at the Hurd House Museum. Guests ages 21 and older will be welcomed by costumed docents to a 17th century tavern to enjoy music by the "Delivery Boys" and period parlor games. Partake in a selection of beer, cider and colonial foods by a warm fire at the open hearth.

Southbury Autumn Craft Festival

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel Southbury, 1284 Strongtown Rd.

When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

Description: "Craft festival will take place in the Nutmeg Ballroom where visitors can get high quality and local crafts for a great price this season."

Guided Hike on Tahmore Trail

Where: Adams IGA Supermarket, 200 Leavenworth Rd., Shelton

When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.

Description: 1.5 mile hike on the bluff high above the Housatonic River, includes a scenic overlook of the river. This Land Trust trail is moderately hilly with uneven footing. Children and leashed dogs welcome. Meet at the end of Tahmore Place, off of Village Drive in the White Hills.

Family Fun Nature Awareness Walk

Where: Bartlett Arboretum 151 Brookdale Rd, Stamford

When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday

Cost: $15/class for members, $20/class for nonmembers

Description: Meditation can be practiced by anyone from any background or religion. On this non-religious, technique-based walk you will finally learn what meditation is and how you can practice it at home. This walk will demystify this powerful tool that can help each of us deal with the stress and challenges of our lives, families, etc. Class will include outdoor walking and light hiking. Please dress accordingly keeping the weather in mind. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visitwww.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org


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