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What's Up This Weekend: Guided Hike; Help Sandy Victims; Comedy Night

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.

Newtown: Silhouette Portrait Event

Where:

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.

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Newtown: Comedy Night With Marion Grodin

Where: Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road, Newtown

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. 

Cost: $30

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. You can even bring your own joke and win a prize.

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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. 

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Easton: Easton Community Center's Pub Night

Where: Easton Community Center

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

Cost: $50

Description: The ECC will host its second annual Pub Night fundraiser to support the center. Local pub favorite Brennan’s Shebeen is sponsoring Pub Night 2012. The event will feature live traditional Irish music by local musicians Sally Tressler Connolly & Damien Connolly. Brennan’s staff will be serving beer and wine, pub food fare and hors d’oeuvres. There will be activities: billiards, darts, Quick Buzz pub quiz, silent auction, door prizes, a raffle and sports on the brand new ECC audio/visual system.

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Fairfield: Beach Area Clean-up

Where: Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Road

When: Sunday, Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Description: "Please bring masks, work gloves, rubber gloves, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, trash bags, and leaf bags, and we will be sent out in groups to affected homes who have asked for assistance in clean up. If you cannot make it, donations of gloves, masks, leaf bags, etc. can be made, as well as monetary donations to buy materials needed for cleanup. Other supplies needed by residents will be posted this week and can be dropped off t do the Jennings Beach parking lot that morning."

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Fairfield: Benefit for Make-a-Wish and b-Cause Foundation

Where: Fairfield Ludlowe High School (785 Unquowa Road)

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Description: "The Block Party Fair is taking place Saturday, November 10th, from 10am to 4pm at the Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield.  Over 200 kids have built their Lego 'masterpieces' to display at the fair in an effort to raise money for other children in need.  Benefiting Make-A-Wish Connecticut and b-Cause Foundation the public is invited to enjoy a day of activities the whole family can enjoy!"

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Monroe: '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."

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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.

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New Canaan: Moving Sale

Where: 6 Kelley Grn, New Canaan, CT

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Description: Priced to sell — Lillian August sofa and chairs,  Lawyer's glassfront bookcase, Einstein Moomjy Oriental, Almost new Singer Sewing Machine  Dozens of never-worn "Life is Good"  shirts, new baby clothes, Waterford, kitchenware. Wrought iron table set, antique wicker furniture, Brown Jordan oval table, paper goods galore, antique bench, desks, tables, bookcases.  Handmade large creche.  Vintage handsewn quilts. Cash only. Questions? rubiconpfk@aol.com.

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New Canaan: "The World Of Bees" Open House

Where: New Canaan Nature Center

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

Cost: Free

Description: Learn about the art of beekeeping and the importance of bees to our ecosystems. Enjoy making “bee-autiful” arts & crafts, such as honey wax candles and build-your-own antennae. At 10 a.m., adults will have the opportunity to meet the Backyard Beekeepers Association folks and learn how honey makes an excellent lip balm. At 11 a.m., the entire family is invited to discover the ins and outs of beekeeping.

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 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.

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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.

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Shelton: 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.

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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."

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Stamford: 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, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail info@bartlettarboretum.org

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Weston: Estate Sale

Where: 5 Hidden Hill Rd, Weston, CT

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11

Description: Furniture, Armoire, Dining Table hand-made of antique reclaimed ship teak,  Pottery Barn bar stools, Restoration large 3 panel fireplace screen, Verde Woodworking Hand-made cherry rectangular kitchen table, artwork, three antique fireplace fenders, area rugs and more.

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Wilton: Gathering of Craftsmen 2012

Where: The New England Historical Connection

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Cost: Free admission

Description: Thirteen of the nation's traditional artisans display their art and craft in a relaxed and intimate setting. November 10 & 11 marks the 4th year that John Schnefke has hosted this group of artists and craftsmen at The New England Historical Connection. The event was created to bring a small group together in John's Gallery of Classic American Furnishings, to showcase some of the best traditional American arts and crafts in an intimate and relaxed setting and offers a chance to meet and talk with the artists and craftsmen and see their one of a kind pieces that are for sale.

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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.

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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.

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