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Kids Planner: Awesome Adventures, Toe Jam Puppets, Family Fourth Fireworks And More...

Have a great weekend with the kids.

-       The Ridgefield Library is hosting an Awesome Adventures session for children going into Kindergarten and First Grade.  The event will take place in the Children’s Program Room on Wednesday, June 29, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Participants will play games, listen to stories, and work on crafts from around the world.  Registration is not required.  For more information, contact Geri Diorio at (203) 438-2282, or via email at children@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

-       The Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform at the Ridgefield Library on Wednesday, June 29, from 12:30-1:15 p.m.  The concert is open to children 3 and up, and will take place in the Dayton Program Room.  For more information, contact Geri Diorio at (203) 438-2282, or children@ridgefieldlibrary.org.   The performer website is: www.toejampuppetband.com.

-       Children going into Grades 2 & 3 are invited to attend the Tales & Travels session at the Ridgefield Library on Wednesday, June 29, from 2-3 p.m. During this time, participants will “explore other lands through stories, games, and crafts.”  Registration is not required.  For more information, contact Geri Diorio at (203) 438-2282, or children@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

-       Wear your P.J.’s during P.J. Storytime at the Ridgefield Library on Thursday, June 30, from 7-8 p.m.  Open to families with children ages 3-6.  Kids can snuggle up with their favorite toy while listening to stories and munching on a bedtime snack.  No registration required.  For more information, contact Geri Diorio at (203) 438-2282, or children@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

-       The second of RMAC’s Fridays After Five Summer Concerts will take place outside the Town Hall on Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m.  This series will feature a different band each Friday through August 19th

-       Family Fourth Fireworks will take place at the Ridgefield High School on Saturday, July 2 (rain date Sunday, July 3).  Gates open at 6 p.m.; fireworks begin at dusk.  $15 parking passes can be purchased at Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield Town Hall, or the Chamber of Commerce.

-       Head to Veteran’s Park Elementary School to listen to the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus in concert on Saturday, July 2, 7 p.m..  Part of the CHIRP concert series.  The concert will take place on the field, unless the weather is poor, in which case it will be inside the school.  For more information, visit www.chirpct.org

-       Join the Ponder the Pond Trail Hike at Weir Farm on Sunday, July 3, from 1-2:30 p.m.  Park Ranger Allison Herrmann will lead a hike along the trails, pointing out interesting sights along the way.  The program is free to all, though space is limited.  To register, call (203) 834-1896 x 12.  Note: though the hike is not strenuous, there will be periods of standing interspersed with periods of walking.  Make sure you have comfortable shoes, and bring a water bottle.  www.nps.gov/wefa.

-       Show off your construction skills in the Sand Castle Building Contest at Martin Park on July 4.  Open to all ages, and entry is free for Martin Park beach members.  Judging will take place at 3:30 p.m.  For more information, contact the Ridgefield Recreation Center at (203) 431-2722.

-       It’s time for ART DAZE at the Aldrich.  The A.M. programs are geared towards children 4-6 years of age, and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The P.M. programs are for children 7-12 years of age, and take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.   There are four weekly sessions, starting Tuesday, July 5.  Registration required.  Costs: A.M. $65 per member child, $30 discount per child attending 3+ workshops; P.M. $150 per member child, $75 discount per child attending 3+ workshops.  For more information, contact Michelle Friedman at drawon@alfrichart.org, or (203) 438-4519 x 21.  www.aldrichart.org.

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