Check our picks for family activities as well as new bars, restaurants and shops to explore.
1. - Oxford
Where/When: , Mon, 5:30pm
Why Go: Children can bring stuffed animals to storytime, then tuck them in to stay for the night. Children return the next day and hear stories of what the stuffed animals did on their overnight.
2. - Oxford
Where/When: , Mon, 7pm
Why Go: See this band as they play oldies bands, specializing in 50's and 60's Rock 'n' Roll.
3. - Bridgewater
Where/When: 100 Main St S, Bridgewater, Aug. 19 - 21, 4pm
Why Go: Bring the family to enjoy the games, food, tractor pulls and animal and produce exhibits.
Pricing: Admission, $8; children under 12, free; three-day pass, $16
4. - Middlebury
Where/When: Middlebury Public Library, Thu, 6:30pm
Why Go: Hear Chris Merwin, a popular children's musician, perform for people of all ages.
Pricing: Free, registration required
5. - Southbury
Where/When: 100 Main St N, Southbury, Sun, 11am - 3pm
Why Go: Cats aging from 7 weeks and older will be available for adoption. All cats and kittens have been neutered or spayed and received full veterinary care.
6. - Southbury
Where/When: , Sun, 3pm
Why Go: B'nai Israel hosts this annual picnic, serving up food and activities for member and prospective members.
7. - Newtown
Where/When: Hideaway Cafe, 127 S. Main St, Sat, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Why Go: Come hear this local band in a cafe environment welcoming the whole family.
8. - Sandy Hook
Where/When: 139 Toddy Hill Rd, Aug. 24, 2pm - 6pm
Why Go: Masonicare at Newtown will host this health fair on how to keep the elderly safe at home.
9. - Newtown
Where/When: , Sundays, 8am - 10am
Why Go: Pick-up basketball for women age 40 and over. Full court on a short court. Drop in.
10. Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG) - Newtown
Where/When: , Fri - Thu, 7pm, 9pm; Matinees: Fri - Sun, 1pm, 4pm; Mon - Thu, 1pm
Why Go: See Jim Carrey bring this classic children's book to the screen.