Saturday, March 10, 2018
Public Access

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9:00am [9:30am] Branford: Old Fashioned Spelling Bee
Kids in grades 3-8, high school, and adults will compete. Each grades competes at a different time, with high schoolers and adults participating at 11 a.m. More info: 203-488-8304

10:00am [10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:00am] Hartford: Second Saturdays for Families
As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities! Free Family Tours: ABCs: Art, Books, Connections, 10:30-11am Ask About Art, 11am-noon Eyes on Art Family Tour, 11:30am-noon

[10:00am] Wethersfield: Scavenger Hunt
Drop-in anytime between 10am-4:30pm to complete a special monthly scavenger hunt!

[10:10am] Rocky Hill: Playgroup
Join us at 10:15 am for stories, songs and more with Miss Cathy. Stay for free play with a special set of toys in the Stepney Room. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. Registration not required.

[10:30am] Essex: Go Bragh Parade
Each year in Essex, around the middle of March, everyone gets to be Irish for a day. The 8th annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival steps off from Town Hall. This special event is sponsored by Essex Park and Recreation and is held annually on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. The Essex Go Bragh (translated as Essex Forever) Irish Parade & Festival features an Irish-themed parade down Main Street into the heart of Essex Village followed by the Festival. The idea for this event was born in the minds of Park and Recreation staff as a new special event for Essex that would get people together in the village for fun and festivities and to hopefully break the spell of a long and cold winter. As the Town of Essex was already a host to a multitude of parades throughout the year, Park and Recreation thought why not create another parade? Over the years Essex go Bragh has been very well received by the community, enjoying many hundreds of visitors each year. The parade is truly a festive affair for the whole family with a lot to see and enjoy. A color guard of local Essex veterans leads the march followed by the antique cars of the Essex Auto Club. A carriage, drawn by horses from Allegra Farms, carries our grand marshal along our parade route. Local officials and politicians compete for space amongst the fife and drums, Irish step dancers, tractors and floats. In previous years, local scouting organizations, Essex Lions Club, Essex Community Fund, Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex Meadows, Essex Fire Department’s antique fire truck and live music have highlighted the parade as well. Additionally, marchers have included the Valley Regional High School State Champion Boys Basketball Team, the Essex Elementary School Green Team, several local businesses and many other community groups. Music is provided by the Sailing Masters of 1812.

[10:30am] Middletown: Story Time
Join us for story Time at Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore!

[11:00am] Bloomfield: St. Patrick's Day Craft
Enjoy creating a special St. Patrick's Day craft. More info: 860-242-0041

[11:00am] Hartford: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Traditionally this event brings together many different communities from the Greater Hartford area to celebrate the Celtic culture.

[12:00pm] Windsor: Winter Windsorland Festival
When: Saturday, March 10th, 2018 Time: 12:00pm—3:00pm Where: 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center Fee: A Donation to the Windsor Food Bank Serves as Admission Fee Kids Fair offers over 20 different Windsor organizations who offer great programs for kids! WindsorLand Indoor Playground Professional Face Painting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Bounce House Photo Booth Arts and Crafts Gift Card Giveaways! Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase For more information please call the Recreation and Leisure Services Office at 860-285-1990.

[1:00pm] Milford: St. Patrick's Day Parade
One of the state's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. After parade activities include music and family fun activities at the Clubhouse (131 Bridgeport Ave.).

[2:00pm] Simsbury: Scents-sational Aromatherapy 101
Learn the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Craft and assemble your own aromatherapy dream pillow, bath salts, and soaps. Grades 5 and up. Pre-register: 860-658-7663

[6:30pm] Groton: SING Family Movie Night
Join us in watching SING at LIFEhouse on Saturday, March 10! Doors open at 6:30pm. Free admission and snacks/drinks available by donation. No tickets are required for entrance - if you register for a free ticket, you will receive a reminder email the day before. All proceeds from snacks and drinks go towards sending our youth to summer camp!