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: 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.
Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band Redeemable Drive
Where: Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.
Description: Please donate your redeemable bottles and cans and support the THS Golden Eagles Marching Band! The drive takes place in the back of the school, on the sidewalk across from the baseball field.
Where: Trumbull Regional Agriscience Biotechnical Center, 536 Daniels Farm Rd, Trumbull, CT
When: Nov. 10, 9 a.m.
Description: A dog wash will be held at Trumbull High School's Agriscience & Biotechnology Center. The Agriscience students are sponsoring this fund-raising event. Fee is $10 per dog.
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!
The Block Party Fair to Benefit Make-a-Wish Connecticut 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!"
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.
Fairfield Beach Area Cleanup
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."
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.
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? email@example.com.
New Canaan: "The World Of Bees" Open House
Where: New Canaan Nature Center
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
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.
Bethel: Oklahoma! at the Middle School
Where: Bethel Middle School
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
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: An Evening of Comedy & Silent Auction
Where: Congregation Adath Israel
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Description: Enjoy an evening of comedy, silent auction, appetizers and dessert. You can even bring your own joke and win a prize.
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.
Sandy Hook: Moving Sale
Where: 9 Pilgrim Ln, Sandy Hook, CT
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Rowayton: Harvest Fair
Where: The Rowayton United Methodist Church
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
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
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.
Easton: Easton Community Center's Pub Night
Where: Easton Community Center
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
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.
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.
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.
Woodbury: Quilts That Care
Where: Woodbury Public Library
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
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
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.
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, visit www.bartlettarboretum.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org