Saturday, August 17, 2019
Public Access

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8:00am [8:00am] Hartford: Dragon Boat and Asian Festival
See more than 80 teams competing in the Dragon Boat Race. Enjoy Asian entertainment, martial arts demos, educational booths, Asian games for kids, food, and more. More info: 860-713-3131

[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 Ė just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:00am] Farmington: Yoga Storytime
Bring stories to life using breath, music, and movement, building early literacy skills along with healthy bodies. Ages 3-5. Pre-register: 860-673-6791, ext 1

[10:00am] Milford: Oyster Festival
The festival features arts and crafts, harbor activities, and entertainment for all ages. See a classic car show, canoe and kayak races, children's games, entertainment, featuring Extreme and Badfish, a tribute to Sublime, and, of course, oysters! More info: 203-878-5363

[10:00am] Uncasville: Mohegan Wigwam Festival
The public is invited to join the Mohegan Tribe at their annual Mohegan Wigwam Festival at Fort Shantok, Village of Uncas. Learn more about Mohegan culture and traditions including Native American crafts, foods, dancing and drumming. The festival is open to all ages, is family-friendly and admission is free. No pets, please. Parking is at Mohegan Sunís Thames Garage and shuttles will run throughout the day, each day (including for handicapped guests). There is no onsite parking available.

[10:10am] Newington: Fancy Nancy Soiree
Dress in your fanciest attire and have lots of fun enjoying crafts, snacks, stories, and more. Ages 3-6. Pre-register: 860-665-8720

[10:30am] Orange: Summer Reading Finale - Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris
Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris are two brothers on a mission to bring you intergalactic magic and big laughs. Pre-register: 203-891-2170

[12:00pm] Danbury: Lebanese Heritage Festival
Festival with Lebanese food, sweets, live music and dancing, vendors, children's activities, Middle Eastern dance performances, and much more. Great time and fun for all. Do not miss it. Held rain or shine. Parking at Western Connecticut State University at 5th Avenue Garage, Mid-town Campus and free shuttle bus.

[1:30pm] Branford: A Tour of the Universe From Your Backyard
Learn about interesting astronomical phenomena and objects to see in the summer sky right from your backyard with and without a telescope. Find out about Earth's shadow, Sun dogs, rainbows, and more. Pre-register: 203-488-1441, ext 321

[7:00pm] West Hartford: Summer Sounds at Blue Back Square
August Music Throughout August, The Stage at Blue Back Square The following performers will be playing at the Stage at Blue Back Square throughout August: -Thursday, August 1, 7 p.m.: Charles Paul - folk/acoustic -Saturday, August 3, 7 p.m.: Stealhead - rock/R&B -Thursday, August 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Hammersmith - classic rock -Saturday, August 10, 7-9 p.m.: Fever - funk/jazz -Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: School Daze Band - rock, Motown, R&B, funk and pop -Saturday, August 17, 7-9 p.m.: Hafton Tiger - pop/pop rock -Friday, August 23, 6-8 p.m.: The Guinea Pigs - folk rock -Saturday, August 24, 7 p.m.: The Randall Kane Quartet - jazz instrumental