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Saturday, June 16, 2018
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  [All day event] Various Locations: Spring Outdoors
Description:
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.

8:00am [8:00am] Middlefield: Strawberry Festival
Description:
Our annual Strawberry Fest kicks off our summer event season, celebrating family fun, Lyman's fresh grown strawberries, and sweet strawberry treats from the Apple Barrel. Fun activities include Breakfast on the Deck, Strawberry picking in the orchard, live music, complementary food tastings and demos, pie eating contests, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and interactive activities for children throughout the day. Plus, Bruno Bros. will be making their delicious Kettle Corn throughout the event! Presley & TaylorEnjoy the great sounds of Middlefield's own Presley & Taylor, who are already recognized as the next generation of country music. The duo’s dynamic vocal delivery and song selection reflect the good things in life centered on real life experiences, faith, hope and love. Original material such as their recent single, “Heart Over Mind” feat. Pam Tillis or “Tall, Dark and Lonesome,” penned by country music hall of famer Bill Anderson, coupled with crowd favorites like, "Jolene" and "Fishing in the Dark," forge a true country sound that is unmistakable to fans. Kayla FusselmanKayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit us for Strawberry Fest. She will talk about the importance of honeybees to Connecticut agriculture and how honeybee pollination directly shapes our livelihood. She will also share information how honey’s beautiful spectrum provides endless possibilities and the many treats that honeybees provide. We'll be sampling our own BBQ sauces, fruit butters, salsas, baked goods and more throughout the day. Plus, we'll have some of our favorite partners on site as well to sample our best selling and most-loved products, including Oui Charcuterie salamis, Cato Corner Farm cheeses and more! And don't miss out Pie Eating Contests! Dive face-first into a delicious Lyman Orchards pie to win great prizes!


[9:00am] Bridgeport: Wing Ding Parade
Description:
A day filled with excitement and entertainment for the whole family. Dress up for the kids' parade through the zoo. Make a float, pull a wagon, ride a bike, or use your own two feet. There's face painting, balloon animals, music, and food. Registration 9 am Parade 11 am - 12 noon More info: 203-367-8495



[10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Description:
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: Cedar Hill Butterfly Hunt
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Volunteers with the Connecticut Butterfly Association will help you find and net butterflies for viewing. Wear hiking shoes, long pants, and bring bug repellent. More info: 860-956-3311

[10:00am] Madison: 46th Anniversary of Meigs Point
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Celebrate the 46th year of the Meigs Point Nature Center and the second year of the New Building with exhibits and lectures all day; demonstrations with A Place Called Hope, local artist, live animal presentations, behind the scenes tours, live music, and much more.

[10:00am] Middlefield: Meet the American Honey Queen
Description:
Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit us for Strawberry Fest. She will talk about the importance of honeybees to Connecticut agriculture and how honeybee pollination directly shapes our livelihood. She will also share information how honey’s beautiful spectrum provides endless possibilities and the many treats that honeybees provide. She'll read stories, make beeswax candles, showcase the live bees, and so much more.

[10:00am] Simsbury: Father's Day Fort Building
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Spend the morning with dad and build a box fort using recycled materials. Bond while you build, and see where your imagination can go. All ages. More info: 860-658-7663

[10:30am] Windsor: Summer Kick-off Lawn Party
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Kids of all ages will enjoy lawn and carnival games, a chance to sign up for the summer reading program, and more. More info: 860-285-1910




[11:00am] Bloomfield: Father's Day Card
Description:
Enjoy creating a Father's Day card for your dad, granddad, or a special person. More info: 860-242-0041

[11:00am] Guilford: Weekend Wildlife - Awesome Owls
Description:
See the many different kinds of owls that are found in CT. Learn all about owls and how they survive in the wild -- from what they have in common to their very unique adaptations. Ages 4 and up. Pre-register: 203-453-8282

[11:00am] North Haven: Carnival of Fun
Description:
Come to the library's Carnival of Fun to kick-off the Summer Reading Club. Enjoy games, crafts, live entertainment, food trucks, and more. More info: 203-239-5803





[12:00pm] New Haven: Box City
Description:
All young thinkers and tinkerers can help construct a model city of the future made out of cardboard boxes. Local architects, makers and city planners will assist.

[12:30pm] New Haven: Bonsai Workshop for Children
Description:
Members of the Bonsai Society provides trees, pots, and soil, and will work alongside children as they design, wire, and pot their trees, which they can take home. Pre-register.








[3:00pm] Guilford: Summer Sizzler
Description:
This family event features inflatables, music, games, a pizza truck, and more. More info: 203-453-8060









[4:00pm] West Haven: Eid al-Fitr Celebration
Description:
Enjoy this festive celebration featuring games, crafts, and treats. Ages 5-12. Pre-register: 203-937-4233

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