Saturday, May 11, 2019
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8:00am [8:00am] Guilford: Fishing Derby
Have fun and participate in the annual Fishing Derby. More info: 203-453-8068

[8:00am] Litchfield: Bobbing for Bobolinks - Hiking Apple Hill and Topsmead
Spend a few hours meandering the fields, forests, and hilltops of White Memorial and Topsmead State Forest in search of Bobolinks. This lovely grassland bird has made its presence known atop Apple Hill for several years, but they have been a staple at Topsmead for as long as we can remember! Be on the lookout for an American Kestrel in Topsmead’s highly successful kestrel breeding box. We’ll pass tadpole-laden ponds, lovely gardens, and sweeping meadows. Bring a snack and some water. Let’s share the eye candy these magnificent properties have to offer. We’ll caravan to Apple Hill first then to Topsmead. For directions to Topsmead and other information click here: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325076#directions Free, donations accepted.

[9:00am] Killingworth: Family Fishing Day
Learn to fish with the Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) instructors; enjoy a fish fry, participate in trout stocking, fly casting, and fly tying; watch a seining demonstration, play fishing games, make arts and crafts, and take a nature hike.

[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] Branford: Skyhoundz Dog Frisbee Contest
Enter your dog or just watch all of the dogs compete in the Frisbee Contest. Registration at 9:30 am. More info: 203-488-8304

[10:00am] Bristol: Annual Spring Fair
Fun for the entire family! Welcome in Spring with a day of activities including: guided hikes, a pond study with nets, tag sale, kids activities including panning for (fool’s) gold, crafts and much more! Live music. Food provided by the Bristol Rotary Club. May 11 is also World Migratory Bird Day (highlighting the need to conserve migratory birds and protect their habitats).

[10:00am] Fairfield: Dogwood Festival
Celebrate Mother's Day and the beauty of the dogwood blossoms. Visit more than 60 vendors, listen to live music, play children's games, enjoy food, raffles, a tag sale and more. More info: 203-259-5596

[10:00am] Wilton: Spring Guided Hike
Witness the beauty of spring with educator Sam Nunes. See trees bud, bees buzz, and listen to the many songs of the birds. All ages and leashed dogs welcome. Pre-register: 203-762-7280

[10:30am] Branford: Muffins with Mom - A Special Mother's Day Storytime
Celebrate with a special storytime. Enjoy songs, rhymes, activities, and stories all about mom. Kids will make somethin special and nibble on muffins and juice. Ages 5 and under with an adult. RSVP: 203-488-1441, ext 321

[11:00am] Bloomfield: Mother's Day Craft
Enjoy making a fun Mother's Day craft. More info: 860-242-0041

[11:00am] Forestville: Large Paper Flowers
Make these special decorations to keep or give to mom. Bring mom, too! Ages 9 and up. Pre-register: 860-584-7790

[11:00am] Guilford: Weekend Wildlife - Busy Bees
Learn about bees from beekeeper Ray and see a real working hive. Discover the differences between wild, native bees, and those people keep to make honey. Learn how bees help the environment, and things people can do to help them thrive. Ages 4 and up. RSVP: 203-453-8282

[12:00pm] Simsbury: Storytime
Join local children's author Joyce Lapin for a storytime featuring her newly published book, If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon. More info: 860-877-6099

[1:00pm] Washington: Make It for Mother's Day
The best way to tell mom she's the best is by giving her a homemade gift. Children of all ages are welcome to make something special for mom this Mother's Day. All materials provided. Registration recommended.

[1:30pm] Newtown: EverWonder About Coding?
Learn coding basics using Dash and Dot robots. Create a unique coding bracelet. Grades K-2. Pre-reister: 203-426-4533

[2:00pm] Farmington: Paint a Wood Sign - Think Spring
Choose from three templates and make a wood sign to ring in spring. Wood and paint provided. Grades 4-6. Pre-register: 860-673-6791