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March 27-29, 2015

Walking on Sunshine

You’ll need to switch your snow boots for running shoes to keep up with this weekend’s activities. Grab your dog, family, Easter basket and come out to join an Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs in Glastonbury (Saturday). Or, visit the Easter Bunny, find eggs, and make crafts at the kid-friendly Easter Egg Hunt in East Haddam (Saturday). Bring a marshmallow stick and dress warmly for fun and educational Fireside Stories at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison (Saturday).

One night is simply not enough time to enjoy the activities and sites in and around Lakeville, CT and the surrounding Litchfield Hills. Whether you want to put your feet up for three days or go shopping, sight-seeing or touring its country roads - You Choose! The Three Day Getaway Package at the Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center includes: A two nights stay at the regular rate, and then get the third night discounted in any of the standard room types. Enjoy two Entrees for the Price of 1 at Morgan's Restaurant any or all nights. Rates from: $489.

More spring-riffic activities:

Hartford Improv Festival – Spotlight Theatre, Hartford 06113
Enjoy improv comedy performances featuring both local and national comedy companies as well as workshops and master classes. Audiences can enjoy the full complement of food and drinks from the theater's restaurant while watching comedians from across America (Friday-Sunday).

Amphibian Search - Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic 06355
Explore nearby wetlands for salamanders, frogs and egg masses. Wear boots and clothes that can get a little muddy. A family-friendly event. Registration required (Saturday).

The Art and Science of Pruning – Connecticut College Arboretum, New London 06320
Learn what, when, how and why to prune. Topics include training young trees and shrubs to avoid future problems, renovating overgrown shrubs and pruning hedges. After a brief lecture inside, participants will go outside to view pruning demonstrations on campus plantings. Registration required (Saturday).

Carnevale Renaissance Costume Ball – Bill Miller’s Castle, Branford 06405
Revel in an extraordinary night of music, magic, mystery and mirth. Enjoy this renaissance theme event with diverse entertainment provided by guests as they enjoy their "three minutes in the limelight" (Saturday).

For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies in the Civil War – Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury 06070
Learn of an American military historian Matthew Bartlett, as he’s dressed in period costume as a Pinkerton agent and his wife Jenn, in costume as a spy, while they present this fascinating program on female spies during the Civil War (Saturday).

Connecticut Master Chorale Spring Concert – First Congregational Church, Danbury 06810
Delight in music designed to uplift and inspire reflection on life, love, loss, renewal and a celebration of eternal light. Requiem for the Living was created as a transcendent work that is lyrical, filled with drama, tranquility and hope (Sunday).

These highlights represent just a sampling of the many exciting events taking place across Connecticut this weekend. For more information about these and other entertaining activities, use the Events Quick Search on the right side of the page.


This Weekend in Connecticut
 March 27-29, 2015

March 27-28 - "Fat Men in Skirts" - Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain, 06050. Time: 8 p.m. The play chronicles the darkly humorous and tragic disintegration of the Hogan family. The destruction is catalyzed by the play opening with a plane crash in which Phyllis Hogan and her 11-year-old son Bishop are stranded on a deserted island. As his family struggles to survive, patriarch Howard Hogan becomes more involved with his porn-star mistress Pam back at home. Once the family reunites; the four characters clash with disastrous results. Admission: General admission $20, seniors and students with ID $15. (860) 229-3049

March 27-28 – Botanical Art Exhibit - The Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, 06058. Time: Mon.- Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m-2 p.m. A bounty of exquisite botanicals will grace the walls of the library. Three Connecticut artists, Leslie Watkins, Gail Easton, and Molly Lally will exhibit botanical watercolor paintings. Admission: Free. (860) 542-5075

March 27-29 - "The Brothers Grimm" & "A Showgirl" - Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford, 06460. Time: Call for schedule. The show is a super fun, wildly imaginative family musical featuring spoofs and goofs of favorite fairy tales such as Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and many others. In the play, the Brothers Grimm arrive to perform their best-loved stories and are joined by a fabulous Showgirl who helps tell the tales in her own special way.  Admission: $18 online, $20 at the door. (203) 937-6206

March 28 – Country Antiques - Ellis Technical High School, 613 Upper Maple St., Danielson, 06239. Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The show calls itself a Country Antiques Show.  The exhibitors’ style is predominantly those things made in America by craftsmen with limited resources to create the high style typical of the European craftsmen.  See why American country is so charming.

March 28 – Supper at the Welles Tavern - Welles Shipman Ward House, 972 Main St. (Rte. 17), Glastonbury, 06033. Time: 6 p.m.8 p.m. Step back in time to when Joseph Welles and his wife Susannah welcomed people into their taproom and set a colonial-style supper before them.  Supper will be served with sparkling cydur, but if you prefer a stronger libation, you may bring it.  The fire will be blazing on the wide hearth and the bread will be fresh baked.  It is a busy tavern and travelers will stop by for the evening.  Listen to the tales of their travels they will share with you. Please reserve your seats before coming. Admission: $35.  (860) 633-6890

March 28 – Pro Arte Singers - First Presbyterian Church, 178 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan, 06840. Time: 7:30 p.m. Enjoy joyful music that heralds the arrival of spring, including some favorite American folk song settings, will close out the season. Admission: $20-$25. (203) 322-5970

March 29 - Family Festivities Series: "Curious George" - Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, 06880. Time: 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.  Enjoy this new musical about the inquisitive, lovable little monkey known in books, movies and the award winning PBS television show. On All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day, George always helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished. Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O'Matic machine are keeping them away. In despair Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more, until George enters the Chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest, in Rome. Produced by Theatreworks USA, the show is recommended for grades pre K-3. Admission: $20. (203) 227-4177

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