Saturday, September 14, 2019
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  Litchfield County: Heritage Walks
Family-oriented, interpretive walks, offered in partnership with the region's historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation organizations and the National Park Service. Local historians, naturalists, and environmentalists lead participants on explorations through historic estate gardens and town districts, behind-the-scenes cultural site tours, nature walks, trail hikes, and tours of many of the industrial-site ruins that were once thriving local industries. There will also be Native American and African history walks, a canoe paddling trip on the Housatonic River and a bike touring ride on scenic country roads. Weekends include September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 Times and locations vary - visit website for information.

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] Cheshire: Fall Festival
It's Food Truck Friday with a variety of food trucks and entertainment by Christine Ohlman. On Saturday, visit the booths, enjoy food and performances, demos and crafts. Fireworks Saturday evening.

[10:00am] Danbury: Farmer's Market Family Day
Visit the Farmer's Market and enjoy a day for families. More info: 203-797-4505

[10:00am] Fairfield: Green Wheels Expo
Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with a special display of the latest in electric vehicles (EV), including cars, bikes, motorcycles, boats, and buses. Enjoy a fun, informative look at the growing impact and appeal of "emissions-free" transportation. More info: 203-581-0671

[10:00am] Hartford: Second Saturdays - Frame Game
See how many different frames you can find. Look for the colors, carvings, and shapes that make each frame as special as the work of art it holds. Then decorate a unique frame for yourself. More info: 860-278-2670

[10:00am] Manchester: Kids Fair
Our Annual Kids Fair will be held on September 14th from 10am to 1pm located at 20 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT. This is a really fun event for families with young children. No registration required — just drop by! There will be Games! Crafts! Face Painting! Featuring the Imagination Playground! And more... The Manchester PD will be bringing their Car Seat Safety Program to the Kids Fair as well as their K-9 unit, and Emergency Response Vehicle.

[10:00am] Middletown: Meet CT's Kid Governor
The 2019 CT Kid Governor Ella Briggs was elected on her platform of LGBTQ Youth Safety. More info: 860-347-2528

[10:00am] New Hartford: Open Farm Day
Visit the farms of New Hartford for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life on the farm through demonstrations, tours and activities. Each of the participating farms is offering opportunities for unique experiences. Space may be limited for some events, pre-registration is recommended. Pick up a passport at the first location you visit and have it stamped at each stop. Turn in your stamped entry form for a chance to win door prizes donated by local farms. The event offers an opportunity to visit farms, wineries and orchards for demonstrations, tours and activities. Participating farms include: Burdick Road Orchards - 250 Town Hill Road Connecticut Valley Winery - 1480 Litchfield Turnpike Gresczyk Farm - 860 Litchfield Turnpike Hayward Farm - 238 Hayward Road Jerram Winery - 535 Town Hill Road Lottaroc Farm - 21 Richards Road McCarthy Farm - 270 South Road Millstream Farm Montessori School - 741 Steele Road New Hartford Art League will also be launching a new show at New Hartford Town Hall.

[10:00am] New London: Maritime Heritage Festival
The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is a four day annual celebration promoting the State of Connecticut’s maritime heritage and spirit of innovation in conjunction with Connecticut Maritime Heritage Week. This annual event will draw 60,000 visitors in 2019 to the historic Port of New London waterfront including individuals and families who experience unique tours aboard a fleet of boats including U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships and historic schooners. Festival events include a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration, a “Meet the Crew” party, Family STEM & Infotainment Zone, Family Arts & Fun Zone, live music, a burning of Benedict Arnold by costumed reenactors, a children’s fishing event at Fort Trumbull, and the 7th annual “Chowder Challenge.”

[10:00am] Shelton: K-9 Karnival
Bring your leashed dog and share the fun. Enjoy police dog demos, meet the breeds, CGC and CGCA testing, microchipping, raffles, contests, food trucks, and dog-related vendors and more.

[10:00am] Simsbury: Grange Fair
The fair features a bake sale, craft fair, exhibits from local organizations and farms, kids' activities, and contests with ribbons and prizes. Also, hayrides, refreshments, book sale, and more. More info: 860-413-9567

[10:00am] South Windsor: Wood Open House
The Wood is hosting an open house to introduce the public to its 2019-2020 programming schedule. Come in, see what’s new and register for upcoming events. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions visitors may have, show new patrons around and point out expanded offerings for community engagement. Visitors will also have the chance to sign up for memberships, volunteer opportunities and our online calendars. We are excited about the upcoming year and we hope you will be too.

[10:00am] Stamford: Arts & Crafts on Bedford
Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques along the street, which will be closed to traffic. Hands-on activities for kids, including farm animals, chalk the walk, face painting, crafts, and more. More info: 203-348-5285

[10:00am] Storrs: Pollinator Puppet-Building
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building program to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets for a new Connecticut Pollinator Pageant to be performed at the Celebrate Mansfield Festival in Downtown Storrs. Participants will be invited to perform in the community Connecticut Pollinator Pageant at the 16th annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. The theme for this year's Ballard Institute community pageant for the Celebrate Mansfield Festival is—Pollinators! Connecticut pollinators are not simply honeybees and bumblebees. In addition, there are scores of native flies, bees, butterflies, bats, and beetles that make important contributions to our lives by pollinating crops. Working together, participants will create over-life-sized masks and puppets representing their favorite pollinators. No experience is necessary to participate, but registration is requested. Participants can come for one or both days and are not required to stay for the entire time. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. To register for the workshop, or if you require accommodation to participate, contact the Ballard Institute at bimp@uconn.edu or (860) 486-8580.

[10:30am] Greenwich: Makey Makey Conductivity
Turn everyday objects into digital touch pads to combine them with computer apps and the internet. Learn about conductivity and electricity. Build conductive interfaces to create art, musical instruments, game controllers, and more. Ages 8 and up. More info: 203-622-7900

[11:00am] Stamford: Arts & Crafts on Bedford
Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques along the street, which will be closed to traffic. Hands-on activities for kids, including farm animals, chalk the walk, face painting, crafts, and more. More info: 203-348-5285

[11:00am] Stamford: Health and Wellness Lifestyle Expo
Features more than 170 exhibitors, group yoga, dance and fitness classes, music, and more. More info: 203-531-3047

[12:00pm] Hartford: PrideFest
Hartford PrideFest is an annual LGBTQ+ street festival that combines exhibitors, entertainers, and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. Family, pet, and child friendly. More info: 860-206-0018

[2:00pm] East Haven: Secret Life of Pets 2
The Secret Life of Pets 2 PG 2019 ‧ Adventure/Comedy ‧ 1h 26m Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses. Free and open to all! Bring your own refreshments.

[2:00pm] Seymour: CJ West and the Downtown Train
The Seymour Library will again be hosting the well received musical group CJ West and the Downtown Train. CJ West and the Downtown Train play a mix of popular music that covers rock, country, rhythm & blues and 'whatever' with a contemporary flair.

[5:30pm] South Windsor: 50th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate with a day of full of activities from the South Windsor Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.and the 1 p.m. Trailblazer Poker Ryed at Rye Street Park for mountain bike trail rides with a twist (register at recreation.southwindsor.org). Evening events, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. includes food trucks, live music from Coyote River Band, family activiites and 3D fireworks.