Saturday, November 24, 2018
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  Old Saybrook: Fairy Doors Scavenger Hunt
Find the doors to the Fairy Realm. There are 28 of these five-inch doors in retail locations throughout town. See how many you can find. Maps and photos of the doors available online or at Sweet Luna's, Ocean Art Studio, and the Acton Library. More info: 860-395-3139

9:00am [9:00am] Home Depot Stores: Kids' Workshop
Bring the kids to Home Depot to complete a free wood craft project. Scheduled projects: April 7 - Window Birdhouse May 5 - Windmill Planter June 2 - Classic Car July 7 - Fishing Game August 4 - Bookworm Bookends September 1 - Field Goal Game October 5 - Fireboat November 3 - Helicopter November 24 - Gingerbread Man Ornament December 1 - Sled with Reindeer January 5 - Easel with Whiteboard All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

[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] New Canaan: Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle
Join the naturalists for a healthy, invigorating Trail Trek and search for some of nature's most treasured gifts. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal care facilities and birds of prey exhibit. More info: 203-966-9577

[10:00am] South Windsor: Gingerbread House Festival
Celebrate “Peace on Earth” during the holidays this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Be filled with wonder and be touched by peace as you gaze upon row after row of creative and colorful gingerbread creations, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike. The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor. Musical performances, story time and craft events, even visits from Santa will be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting, peaceful and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

[11:00am] Killingworth: Open Farm Weekend
Visitors are welcome to tour the farm, visit and take photos of the alpacas, watch fiber arts demonstrations, enjoy free hot cocoa, and browse the farm store filled with gifts for everyone on your list.

[11:00am] New Haven: Story Time
Nov. 10th: November is Native American Heritage Month. We'll be reading Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew. Nov. 17th: We're celebrating Thanksgiving with Todd Parr's The Thankful Book and other stories of giving thanks. Nov. 24th: We're having a special Dr. Suess storytime. We're celebrating the new holiday film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas with handouts and a craft that should make hearts grow 3 times their size. The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of FREE parking in the Broadway Lot with any purchase

[11:30am] Farmington: International Celebration
Bring your favorite international dish and the recipe, souvenirs, fashion, books, language, anything from your culture you would like to share. Tables will be set up for each country, and a time to share with the group about your culture. Pre-register: 860-673-6791

[1:00pm] New Haven: Ice Carving Demonstrations
In front of L’Occitane En Provence and WAVE Gallery (1046 Chapel Street.) Free and open to the public. – Friday, November 23, Holiday Bear – Saturday, Nov 24, Elm City Elf – Sunday, December 2, Handsome Dan – Sunday, December 9, Snowman – Sunday, December 16, Santa – Sunday, December 23, Nutcracker

[3:00pm] New Haven: Sample-It Saturdays (crafts)
Try different craft supplies and create your own items. Sample-It Saturdays are always FREE and kid-friendly! November 10: Gel Plate Printing November 17: Thanksgiving Cards November 24: Marbling December 1: Snowman Masks December 8: Holiday Cards December 15: Holiday Lights Craft December 22: Snow Globe Ornaments December 29: POSCA Markers

[3:30pm] Greenwich: STEAM Saturday
Make a fun STEAM project and create a kaleidoscope. Ages 8-12. More info: 203-622-7900

[4:00pm] Simsbury: Simsbury Celebrates
Celebrate the 18th anniversary of this event with a variety of activities, culminating with a spectacular fireworks show on Iron Horse Boulevard. More info: 860-658-7663

[5:00pm] Meriden: Festival of Silver Lights
There will be over 200 figures and buildings decorated with more than 350,000 twinkling white lights. More info: 203-630-4259

[6:00pm] Branford: Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade
Kick-off the holiday season. The parade leaves from the Branford High School, and the tree lighting follows on the town green. More info: 203-488-8304