Friday, August 23, 2019
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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!

[10:30am] North Haven: Kids Rock
Join Coach Joe for a playful session of music, movement, songs, and stories, Ages 5 and under. Pre-register: 203-239-5803

[11:10am] New London: Walking Tour
Join us for a free guided tour of historic downtown New London. Grab the family and explore the Thames River Heritage Park this weekend. Join local historian and author Gail B. MacDonald for a free walking tour of downtown New London. Catch a ride on the water taxi and a bite to eat before or after your tour to visit other historic sites in the Thames River Heritage Park. The tours are led by New London resident Gail B. MacDonald, a journalism faculty member at the University of Connecticut. She is a veteran journalist, author of Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline and a second book, Hidden History of Mystic and Stonington, which is scheduled for release in spring of 2020. Tours at 11:10 and 1:15.

[3:30pm] Branford; Art with the Night Sky
Learn about different artists, review their interpretation of the sky and then recreate their famous pieces with similar techniques. Grades K-4 August 9: Henri Matisse August 23: Georgia O'Keefe Pre-register: 203-488-1441, ext 321

6:00pm [6:00pm] 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

7:00pm [7:00pm] Danbury: Concert Series - Hailey Knox
Hailey Knox doesn’t just sit on the sidelines: she’s become the mastermind behind building and producing her own soulful pop songs. To push her own boundaries, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter has been cutting her teeth on the road the past two years since her debut EP release A Little Awkward, touring with Charlie Puth, Ruth B., and AJR.

[7:00pm] Mystic: Summer Concert - Red Light Band
Summer concerts on the patio with craft beers and cocktails; barbecue menu available. Bring the entire family and blankets and chair and enjoy summer in Mystic. No cover charge; food and beverage tickets available for sale. About the band: Red Light is a four piece “Party Rock” band that focuses on generating good times with good people at every event large or small. Four veteran players, playing all the upbeat fun songs from the 1980s and 1990s, right up to today's current hits including modern country rock. Everything performed with a high energy, fun dance-friendly presentation. Three solid lead vocalists allow the band to not only play a large variety of songs from rock to pop to country rock but to also emulate the original artists as much as possible. Four part harmonies, solid backbeats, driving guitars and high energy stage performance is what Red Light strives to bring every night. Professionalism from start to finish is what you get when you hire Red Light. Winners of several Connecticut “Best Band” awards five years running.

[8:00pm] Litchfield: Star Party
The Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club continues its 2019 series of star parties with a talk on "Supernoval." Where did iron in our blood come from" From the Earth, of course. But where did the Earth get it? The surprising answer is that nearly all the elements were formed in stars. Iron was formed in the core of a massive star and was spread into space when that star exploded in a supernova. After the talk, weather permitting, there will be planet and star gazing at the observatory. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, donations accepted.

[8:30pm] Hartford: Free Movies in the Parks
Free movies return to Hartford’s parks this summer. The full schedule of free movies is: 6/21: Singin’ in the Rain, Riverside Park 6/27: Mary Poppins Returns, Keney Park 7/5: The NeverEnding Story, Bushnell Park 7/11: The Incredibles 2, Keney Park 7/24: Hotel Transylvania 3, Dunkin’ Donuts Park 7/26: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Charter Oak Landing 7/31: Ant-Man and the Wasp, Dunkin’ Donuts Park 8/1: Dumbo, Keney Park 8/7: Annie (2014), Dunkin’ Donuts Park 8/16: Inside Out, Bushnell Park 8/21: Captain Marvel, Dunkin’ Donuts Park 8/23: Avengers: Infinity War, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza 8/24: Moana, Colt Park 9/18: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Dunkin’ Donuts Park All screenings begin at sunset. Bring a blanket, a chair, and bug spray, unless you’re one of those “mosquitos never bite me” people. Locations: Riverside Park: 20 Liebert Rd, Hartford Keney Park: Keney Park, off Windsor Ave, Hartford Bushnell Park: Jewell St, Hartford Dunkin' Donuts Park: 1214 Main St, Hartford Charter Oak Landing: 50 Reserve Rd, Hartford Mortensen Riverfront Plaza: 300 Columbus Blvd, Hartford Colt Park: 105 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford