Saturday, June 9, 2018
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  [All day event] Various Locations: Spring Outdoors
Spring Outdoors runs from the Spring Equinox on March 20 until the Summer Solstice on June 21. This program connects you to lands, waters, and trails in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, including some properties not normally accessible to the public. Enjoy interesting features and stories during Spring Outdoors, which is like the Walktober program, but is held as nature springs forth in The Last Green Valley. All the walks, bike rides, paddles, tours, events and more will be listed on our website's Spring Outdoors page and on our facebook page.

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] Guilford: Open House Day
At 11 a.m., the free Around the Green Historic Walking Tour begins at the Guilford Information Plaza (32 Church Street), steps from the Guilford Green. The five historic Guilford house museums will welcome you free on Connecticut Open House Day. For lunch, there are several cafes and restaurants around the Green, where you can picnic under the trees if you prefer. And you will probably want to browse the interesting boutiques featuring fashions, books, and gifts on beautiful Whitfield, Boston, and Broad streets adjacent to the Green. From the Green, further down Whitfield Street you will find the picturesque town marina and get a beautiful view of the iconic Grass Island Shack, subject of innumerable paintings. On your way, you will pass the Henry Whitfield State Museum, the oldest stone house in New England. Stop there to learn about Guilford's founder and his followers, who came together from England in 1639 and, while on their ship, pledged to remain loyal to their group, helping each other and the community whenever needed. Their covenant is inscribed on a granite block at the corner of Whitfield and Old Whitfield streets. Check the website for lots of information about Guilford's treasures.