Saturday, May 25, 2019
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9:00am [9:00am] Wethersfield: Heritage Weekend
9 a.m.: Memorial Day Parade The parade heads west on State Street to Nott Street then to Garden Street. It will then proceed down Garden Street, left onto Church Street and then right onto Main Street. It continues on Main Street, then take a left back onto Garden Street to Broad Street. The Reviewing Stand will be on the Broad Street Green. We will then proceed north on Broad Street and cross Marsh Street to the Village Cemetery (behind First Church) for the cemetery services. 10 a.m. Shops and restaurants open early. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: 4th Annual Spring Festival Come join Heirloom Market for the 4th Annual Spring Festival, featuring local vendors and artisans, kid friendly activities, gardening talks, thousands of spring starts for your garden and an outdoor summer BBQ as well as from scratch baked pies and so much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Revolutionary War Encampment, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. Visitors can interact closely with the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a dashing band of British redcoats. Children are invited to learn to march and perform drills with wooden “muskets.” Also returning is the ever-popular Big Bear Trading Company, with reproduction 18 and 19th-century wares for soldiers and civilians alike. webb-deane-stevens.org 11 a.m.: CT Vintage Base Ball: Lisbon Tunnelmen vs. Wethersfield Red Onion at Cove Park, a 1864 Doubleheader. Noon-2 p.m.: Book signing with Mark Granato at Heart of the Country, 169 Main Street. He will first be speaking at the Memorial Day Ceremony then heading over to sign copies of his book Stars in the Window. See website here. May 25 & 26: Historic Heritage Walk Take a journey through Wethersfield Heritage walk. A three mile self-guided tour by exhibit kiosks and wayside panels through Main Street, The Cove, Broad Street Green, and more. Look out for brochures at Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street or other stores and restaurants around the Main Street area. Most events are free.

[9:00am] Wethersfield: Memorial Day Parade
This year's theme is "Recognize Wethersfield First Responders Who Have Served Their Country and Our Community." Watch bands, vehicles, civic groups, and floats march in the parade. Steps off on State Street, to Nott St, and Garden St. Reviewing stand on the Broad Street Green. Ceremony at the Village Cemetery on Marsh Street after the parade. More info: 860-721-2890

[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!

[2:00pm] Newtown: Saturday Science
During How the Sun Affects Life on Earth, learn some cool facts about the sun, explore measurements related to the sun's energy such as temperature, light intensity, and time. Then make your own sun dial and use the sun's energy to make s'mores. Grades K-2. Pre-register: 203-426-4533