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Saturday, October 19, 2019
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  Old Saybrook: Fairy Doors Scavenger Hunt
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Find the doors to the Fairy Realm in Old Saybrook! There are 28 of these 5-inch doors in retail locations throughout town. See how many you and your family can find. Maps and photos of the doors are available online or at Sweet Luna's, Ocean Art Studio and the Acton Library, or click the link below: https://www.oldsaybrookct.gov/sites/oldsaybrookct/files/uploads/082908470721_0_old_saybrook_ct_-_fairy_doors_of_old_saybrook.pdf

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10:00am [10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
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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] New Haven: Chalk Art Festival
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Enjoy a day of art and entertainment in celebration of the local community in the heart of downtown New Haven and Yale University. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate in the 4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival. The Shops at Yale will provide exclusive offers to retailers and restaurants, raffles, giveaways and more. Rain date, October 20.

[10:00am] Putnam: Great Pumpkin Festival
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A family-friendly outdoor festival featuring the official Great Pumpkin, arts and crafts, train excursions, live music, activities for the kids, special pumpkin menus and more. **Festival is free, but tickets for train excursion must be purchased**

[10:00am] Ridgefield: Third Saturdays
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Visit The Aldrich for FREE the third Saturday of each month! See the latest in contemporary art, explore our Sculpture Garden, and join us for a tour and art-making workshop. Gallery Tour at noon. Participate in a tour highlighting key pieces throughout the Museum and Sculpture Garden and engage in conversation around Weather Reportand the work of Eva LeWitt, Sara Cwynar, Radcliffe Bailey, Tom Friedman, Nari Ward, and Tony Tasset, led by practicing artist and Aldrich staff member Noah Fox. Art-Marking Workshop: DIY Costumes and Creatures with Anabel Siegal, 10 a.m.-noon & 1 p.m.-3 p.m., for all ages. Were transforming into The Aldrich Contemp-BOO-rary all month long! In this exciting workshop, led by teaching artist Anabel Siegal, participants will use a variety of materials such as cardboard, fabric, paper, and paint to create a one-of-a-kind costumes, Halloween decorations, and anything in between! Then feel free to stop by the Museum on October 31 to trick or treat and show off your spooky masterpieces!


[11:00am] Madison: Bauer Park Harvest Festival
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Enjoy live music, crafts, animals, games, exhibits, food, and more. More info: 203-245-5623

[11:30am] Danbury: Creepy Cryptids
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Bigfood, the chupacabra, the Loch Ness monster are some of the creatures known as cryptids. Learn about these strange creatures and make cryptids of your own. Ages 5 and up. Pre-register: 203-797-4505, ext 7722



[12:00pm] New Haven: Open Studios
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City-wide open studios lets everyone learn more about the creative processes of visual artists by visiting hundreds of artists in studio and temporary spaces across New Haven.





[2:00pm] Newtown: Rocks and Minerals
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Explore the world of rocks, minerals, and fossils with the Stamford Nature Center. Discover how these three rock types are made, how a footprint can become a fossil, and more. This is a hands-on, lab-style class. Ages 4 and up. More info: 203-426-4533







[4:00pm] Plainville: Pumpkin Fest
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An outdoor festival featuring live music, a kid's costume parade, kid's games, pie eating contest, food trucks, a haunted house, and displays and offerings from more than 50 local vendors. There is also a pumpkin patch where visitors can carve their own pumpkin that will be displayed on the Plainville Library lawn. This event will be held rain or shine. We strongly suggest people park at Plainville High School on Robert Holcomb Way. There will be two shuttle buses running continuously to the downtown area, with the drop-off/pick-up area being at the Plainville Recreation Building at 50 Whiting Street.

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