Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.
Trumbull: The Handmade Happening
When:Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10 a.m.
Description: The Long Hill United Methodist Children's Center is hosting our local Moms and Dads who have at-home businesses and wish to sell their own unique creations at our first Craft Fair! FREE admission and many great raffles from our fabulous vendors. Please come and support our local families.
Woodbridge: CT Roller Girl Derby
Where: Connecticut Sports Center, 21 South Bradley Road, Woodbridge
When: Saturday, March 9, 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Description: Billed as New Haven's hardest hitters, the CT Roller Girl Derby is hosting a double-header this weekend. The match-ups: Stepford Sabotage vs. Hudson Valley Horrors and Yankee Brutals vs. Hudson Valley zomBsquad
Greenwich: St. Catherine's Players Present 'Sound of Music'
Where: St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave.
When: Friday, March 8, 8 p.m.
Description: St. Catherine’s Players will present “The Sound of Music” on Fridays and Saturdays, March 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 8 p.m. and Sundays, March 10th and 17th at 2 p.m. in the St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall. Stuart Adelberg is directing and choreographing the 40-member cast, while Rita Lapcevic is musical director.
Greenwich: Southern Connecticut Model Train & Toy Show
When: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: Adults $7, seniors $5, family $10 (family is adult,
spouse and kids under 12)
Description: Train & Toy Show of more than 150 dealers of varied gauge electric trains and accessories, parts, books for Lionel, American Flyer, Marklin, Tyco, etc. Many classic toys such as Star Wars, Dinky, Thomas Toys, comics,
soldiers, dolls, games, test tracks, working layouts, etc.
Milford: Argentine Guitarist Ricardo Moyano Performs
Where: Milford Fine Arts Council Inc, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford
When: Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m.
Description: The Milford Fine Arts Council welcomes Ricardo Moyano to the stage at Milford Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. A multi-faceted Argentine guitarist, he is a master of Argentine folk music as well as folk traditions of the world including Turkey, Costa Rica, Colombia, Basque and more.
Fairfield: Jennifer Butler 2013 Spring Fashion Show
Where: The Delamar Hotel, 275 Old Post Road, Southport
When: Friday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Cost: $70 (Proceeds benefit the Fairfield Public Library)
Description: Fairfield's own clothing designer Jennifer Butler presents her 2013 collection for women, men, and girls. The evening begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. -- then the show starts.
Fairfield: Family Day – Renaissance Art and Culture
Where: The Bellarmine Museum of Art, 1073 North Benson Road
When: Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Description: Drop-in activities, child-friendly gallery talks, story times in the museum. Call 203-254-4046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Where: Old Town Hall Museum, 624 South Britain Road, Southbury
When: Sunday, March 10, 1 p.m.
Description: The Southbury Historical Society, in partnership with The Golden Button, will offer a special two-part needle-working program for youth ages 8 and older.
Bethel: Spring Cycling Series
Where: 7 Francis J Clarke Circle
When: Sunday, March 10, 8 a.m.
Description: The Bethel Spring Series returns to the Francis J Clarke Circle for seven Sundays in March and April 2013, held under the auspices of USA Cycling, the national cycling federation.
Bethany: BVFD Pancake Bunny Breakfast
Where: Bethany Fire Dept. Headquarters, 765 Amity Road
When: Sunday, March 10, 8 a.m.
Description: The cost for the breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children younger than age 3 attend for free. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. One photograph with the Easter Bunny is included per family.
Woodbridge: Massaro Community Farm Meeting
Where: 5 Meetinghouse Lane
When: Sunday, March 10, 1:30 p.m.
Description: If you're curious about the farm, this is your chance to speak to board members and staff one-on-one and ask questions about farming, land stewardship and events at the farm.
Norwalk: Spring Flower and Design Competition
Where: Rowayton Historical Society, 177 Rowayton Avenue
When: Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. and Sunday, March 10, at noon
Description: The two-day flower show features blooming tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, trees, shrubs and other plant materials in horticulture and floral designs by Rowayton Gardeners' members.
Norwalk: Family Festival
Where: Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave.
When: Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.
Description: Norwalk Symphony is joined by members of the Norwalk Youth Symphony in a side-by-side concert presenting Rossini's Overture to William Tell and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf narrated by actor/director James Naughton.
Orange: A Taste Of Greece
Where: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road
When: Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m.
Cost: Free to attend, meals available for purchase
Description: A Taste of Greece features a feast of classic Greek cuisine: Avgolemeno Soup (egg lemon), Greek Salad, Spanakopita (spinach pie), Tiropita (cheese pie), Gyro, Pork Souvlaki, Lamb dinner, Pastitisio (Greek style lasagna), Greek style roasted chicken and assorted pastries.
Orange: Multiple Perpectives on Holiness
Where: Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, 150 Derby Ave.
When: Sunday, March 10, 4 p.m.
Description: Members of the Orange clergy will present a panel discussion entitled Multiple Perspectives on Holiness.
Shelton: BaGua & XingYi
Where: Shelton Riverwalk - The Slab, 100 Canal St.
When: Saturday, March 9, 8 a.m.
Description: BaGua (PaKua) is a Chinese art of moving meditation and self-defense based on the Book of Changes.
Shelton: Scholastic Book Fair
Where: Susanna Wesley Nursery School, 338 Walnut Tree Hill Road
When: Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.
Cost: Free to attend, cost to buy books
Description: Come and join the Susanna Wesley Nursery School for the Scholastic Book Fair, which is open to the public for one day only. Browse the book fair and find inexpensive titles for the whole family.
New Canaan: Pitter Patter Feline Rescue
Where: Village Critter Outfitter, 107 Cherry St, New Canaan
When: Saturday, March 9, 12 p.m.
Description: Village Critter Outfitter is hosting an adoption event this week at its store geared to anyone that is looking to adopt a cat or kitten that needs a forever home. On Saturday March 9th, Pitter Patter Feline Rescue will be visiting.
New Canaan: The Fox and the Fairway
Where: Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, 681 South Ave, New Canaan
When: March 8- 9 at 8 p.m.
Description: The Town Players of New Canaan performs its last weekend of Ken Ludwig's fast, furious and fun comedy The Fox on the Fairway, produced by Sheri Dean and directed by Tim Cronin.
Ridgefield: The Berenstain Bears Live
Where: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
When: Sat. Mar. 9 at 2 p.m.
Description: Appropriate for Mamas, Papas, and Young Cubs of all ages, in this live musical production filled with fun songs and dancing, the Berenstain Bears learn important life lessons. In the end, it becomes clear to each of the Berenstain Bears that what truly matters is family.
Where: Main St (at Columbus Park)
When: Saturday, March 9 at noon
Description: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in downtown Stamford at the 18th annual parade, which feature live bands, dancers and an after-parade party at Hibernian Hall.
Weston: Rugby Clinic
Where: Weston High School, 115 School Road
When: Saturday, March 9, 3 to 5 p.m.
Description: Aspetuck Rugby Club is hosting an open youth rugby clinic. The clinic is open to kids of all ages. There will be games, instruction drills, and a chance to learn about the game of rugby.
West Redding: Meditation
Where: 9 Picketts Ridge Road
When: Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.
Cost: Free, donations accepted
Description: The Redding Center for Mindfulness and Meditation teaches and practices Mahasati Meditation, a form of Vipassana or Insight Meditation.
Where: Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road
When: Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.
Description: The Wilton League of Women Voters, the Kiwanis Club of Wilton, and the Town of Wilton invite people to attend the 2013 Speak Up Wilton: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Town But Never Had the Chance to Ask.
Wilton: Seussical Jr. the Musical
Where: Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers Lane
When: Saturday, March 9, 3 p.m.
Description: Sabrina's Encore Productions from Newtown brings Seussical Jr. to the Wilton Playshop. Performed by students in grades 4-6, this is a family friendly musical excursion through the stories of Dr. Seuss. Children will be happy to meet the Cat in the Hat, who introduces familiar characters such as Horton hears a Who through a musical story. Many of the performers were recently heard singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Ingrid Michaelson as a benefit for Sandy Hook.
Where: 158 Main St.
When: Friday, March 8, 8 p.m.
Description: The play 1959 Pink Thunderbird is comprised of two hilarious one-act performances, Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, centered on a Vietnam veteran’s return home to Maynard, Texas, in the early 1970s. The show gives a laugh-out-loud look into marriage, brotherly love, and the slow-paced kind of lifestyle that existed in a small West Texas town during that time.
Woodbury: Pack 54 Business Challenge Cup
Where: Woodbury Middle School, 67 Washington Ave.
When: Saturday, March 9, 4 p.m.
Cost: No cost to attend
Description: The 18th Annual Pack 54 Business Challenge Cup is an opportunity to meet fellow business people, trade laughs, and racing tips and show support for the scouting program.
Woodbury: Pop Warner Pancake Breakfast
Where: Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. South
When: Sunday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children and kids younger than 3 attend at no cost
Description: The Pop Warner Nonnewaug Chiefs Football and Cheer are hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser. The event is open to the public. Pancakes, sausage/bacon, coffee/tea/juice will be served and there will also be assorted baked goods for sale at the event.
Oxford: Peachwave Grand Opening
Where: Peachwave in the Great Hill Plaza
When: Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.
Cost: Depends on what you get!
Description: The self-service forzen yogurt model lets customers choose from more than a dozen flavors of frozen yogurt, mixing them as they please, and paying by the weight rather than the size of the cup.
Naugatuck: St. Patrick's Day 5K
Where: Old Corner Cafe Naugatuck
When: 5K Starts at 9 a.m., same day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $25 to run, $30 on race day
Description: The race, which benefits the Naugatuck Education Foundation by providing grants for borough public school teachers, will be held this coming Saturday, March 9. The race begins and ends at the Old Corner Café, 178 North Main St.
Darien: Special Showing of 'Girl Rising' film at Darien Playhouse
Where: Darien Playhouse,
When: 10 a.m., Saturday, March 9
Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Email email@example.com to get yours—space is limited!
Description: "GIRL RISING is the cornerstone of a global movement for girls’ education—a film to move people around the world to work together to change girls’ lives. GIRL RISING spotlights 10 stories of girls from Sierre Leone, Afghanistan, Peru, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Haiti, and Egypt who were all born into unforgiving circumstances and tells the stories of their remarkable lives."