Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  New Haven: International Festival of Arts and Ideas
A 15-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven each June. More than 80% of festival events are completely free.

Various Locations: Spring Outdoors
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. Featuring a variety of adventures from strolls to long distance hikes and paddles to bike and more.

Statewide: Open House Day
Cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state will open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover and rediscover Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism with a variety of special visitor incentives.

6:00am [6:00am] Greenwich: Summer Bird Count
Join Audubon naturalists out in the field for this annual survey of breeding bird populations. Teams will be assigned a territory to count the birds during the two-day period. At 2 p.m. Sunday, teams will gather to compile results and enjoy refreshments. All levels. More info: 203-930-1353

10:00am [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] Litchfield: A Stroll to Little Pond
Join Marlow for a walk around Little Pond before the crowds descend! Wander the boardwalk in search of industrious beavers, majestic Bald Eagles, a variety of ducks, and a host of other plants and animals that make Little Pond our most popular hike.

[10:30am] Bloomfield: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks. More info: 860-243-9721

[11:00am] Bridgeport: Wing Ding Parade
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 - noon More info: 203-367-8495

[11:00am] Guilford: Mutt-i-grees in the Library: Do What's Best for Your Pet
Dogs and cats need more than just love. Learn how to keep your furry family member happy and healthy with important tips for new and seasoned pet owners alike. June is Dog Licensing month. Pre-register: 203-453-8282

[12:00pm] Newtown: Catherine's Butterfly Party
During the Pet Adoption and Family Festival, see adoptable pets, Horizon Wings Birds of Prey, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservancy, Animal Embassy, local artists, vendors, crafts, food trucks, entertainment, games, and more. Presented by the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. More info: 866-620-8640

[12:00pm] Norwalk: Pride in the Park
A family-friendly festival bringing internationally-known entertainers and local performers. Activities include a Family Pride Social with Stepping Stones Museum for Children, hula hooping, face painting, and other fun events for all ages. Pride also provides a 21+ area with exclusive perks.

[7:00pm] Hartford: Summer Pops
Sing and dance along to classics and contemporary hits performed by the Middletown Symphonic Band on Saturday June 8, July 20, and August 24.