Sunday, May 19, 2019
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9:00am [9:00am] Stratford: Antique and Classic Car Show
This is the tenth year for the annual car show on Opening Day at Boothe Memorial Park and Museum, supported by the Port Five Naval Veterans. The car show has helped to raise awareness not only of Boothe Park and is collections, but also of veteran affairs and other non-profits in the community. The Park has a new visitor’s center and with free events from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Features blacksmithing, model trains, art show, rose garden, live music, demonstrations and tours of historic buildings. Fun for the entire family! The Ladies Auxiliary will have a bake sale, and food sold will include egg sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. Free for visitors ($10 to enter a car)

[10:00am] East Hampton: CT Draft Horse Rescue Anniversary Celebration and Open House
Bring the family and your horse-loving friends and join the celebration of the Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue's 2nd anniversary at Autumn Ridge Farm! It will be a fun-filled day for people of all ages! Events include: * Stick Horse Rodeo - children of all ages will be able to compete in rodeo events on stick horses! * Donkey Kissing Booth - come meet Daisy and Abbey and get your picture taken with them! * Farm Tours - our friendly volunteers will give you a tour of the farm and introduce you to the horses! * Tractor Rides - take a trip around the farm in a wagon (weather & terrain permitting)! * Shop at the vendor booths - browse around a variety of "pop-up" shops featuring local vendors! * Eat some barbecue from a Chuckwagon - food will be provided by Danny's Little Taste of Texas and Danny is bringing a real chuckwagon! This event and its activities are free, although donations to the Rescue will be greatly appreciated and will go directly to the care of the horses. There is plenty of free parking. What is a Draft Horse? We get this question a lot! Draft Horses are the largest of the horse breeds. They were bred for farm work and/or to pull a wagon/load. They are also referred to as a draught horse or a heavy horse. Draft Horses are large; they can weigh 1,600 pounds or more and stand at least 16 hands high from the ground to its withers (one hand equals 4 inches). They are known for their quiet and calm temperament and their sweet personalities. For pleasure they are used for driving, trail riding, parades and showing. The Budweiser Clydesdales are draft horses. A Clydesdale is just one of the many draft horse breeds. About the Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue (CDHR) We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of draft horses that were victims of starvation, neglect, abuse, or whose owners were no longer able to provide for their needs. To date, we have rescued more than 90 horses and adopted many to loving new homes! On March 20, 2019, the Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue, its volunteers and its founder Stacey Golub, DVM, were recognized by the State of Connecticut and the members of the General Assembly for its dedication to saving and improving the lives of draft horses.

[10:00am] Guilford: State Museum Sunday
Free admission for Connecticut residents at any of the four State Museums on the third Sunday of the month!

[10:00am] Wethersfield: Spring Car Show
All car enthusiasts are welcome to participate with a $10 entry fee for cars; free for spectators. There will be food vendors and local businesses to check out, and raffles for all to enter. Trophies for the Top Rides and special ‘Driver’s Only’ raffle. Free for spectators ($10 to enter a car)

[12:00pm] Sandy Hook: Rocking the Hook Concert
Celebrate Sandy Hook by joining us for a day of music on the Sandy Hook Village Green featuring: Unclaimed Baggage, Cheap Thrill, and The Traveling Danburys, with a special guest performance by the Jockey Hollow Singers. So pack your chairs and blankets and join us for some amazing music, along with a magnificent view of the Pootatuck River. Held rain or shine.

[12:00pm] Woodbridge: Celebrate Spring Festival
Come and enjoy spring as we welcome in the warmer weather with the annual Celebrate Spring Festival and Seedling Sale, sponsored by Haynes. Each year, we host workshops at the farm to help you think of ways of to bring nature closer to you or your diet. The community vendors also share local talents, crafts, and fare as you wander around to some live music. But of course, you need to dance to the live music, which is why we wrap our Maypole every year with bright ribbon, which serves as a reminder of spring for us throughout the entire year. Another fun activity this year is a Fairy House exhibit throughout the farm which showcases local artisans. The artists taking part in the Fairy house/garden exhibit to help celebrate spring: Laura Usowski, Christian John Dimenna, Hannah Johnson, Anatar Marmol-Gagne, Craig Gilbert , Alison Walsh, Greg Shea, Gabriella Svenningsen , Jaime Kriksciun, and Dylan Vitale. Workshops during the event included: Garden Readiness, Learn to make Cheese, Worm Composting, and more! Other scheduled events include trail walks, wrapping the Maypole, cooking demonstrations with Global Local Gourmet, songs and stories, and Fill the worm bin.