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What's Up This Weekend: Art Show, Sandy Hook School Benefit

In need of plans this weekend? Read on to help plan your social calendar.

What's Up This Weekend: Art Show, Sandy Hook School Benefit


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.

Woodbury: Holiday Art Show

Where: The Fine Line Art Gallery

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 (Click on the above headline for more dates)

Cost: Free admission

Description: Fine Line Art Gallery presents works of renowned Connecticut artist Charlotte Sternberg, known for her heart-warming landscapes & holiday scenes. Also featured are miniature paintings, prints, and photographs, plus pottery, jewelry, and unique greeting cards by award-winning local artists.

If you're looking for New Year's Eve plans, here's some happenings in Middlebury and Woodbury.


Brookfield: Sandy Hook Elementary Benefit at The Room

Where: The Room, 3 Production Dr Ste 3, Brookfield, CT

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29

Cost: $10

Description: The Room/Tori Talks Music presents a benefit for Sandy Hook Elementary. There will be a raffle with prizes, an iPod full of music from bands that played at The Room, a bass guitar raffle and a 50/50 cash raffle.


Fairfield: The Felice Brothers

Where: Fairfield Theatre Company

When: Saturday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m.

Cost: $22

Description: The Felice Brothers and their band mates Greg Farley, Christmas Clapton and David Turbeville come to us from the Catskill Mountains, where a homegrown sound has been working its way through the bloodlines for generations.


Hamden: Children's Book Drive

Where: Louis Astorino Ice Arena,  595 Mix Ave, Hamden

When:  December 29-31

Cost: Free

Description:  The Read to Score Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children in need with access to free books, will host its second annual McKeon Holiday Hockey Tournament Book Drive in partnership with the Hamden Youth Hockey Association. Between December 26th and December 31st, people can donate new or gently used books to The Read to Score Project at the Louis Astorino Ice Arena, Hamden. All books collected will be donated to the students of Fair Haven School (K-8), New Haven.


New Canaan: Germain G. Glidden Exhibit: Artist & Athlete

Where: New Canaan Historical Society Headquarters & Library, 13 Oenoke Rdg, New Canaan, CT

When: 9:30 a.m. December 29 (Click the headline for more dates)

Cost: Free

Description: Germain Green Glidden (1914 – 1999), or “G3 “as he was affectionately called by friends, was a painter, muralist, cartoonist and a national squash racquets champion.  He was also the founder and chairman of the board of The National Art Museum of Sport in Indianapolis.  Many of his works are on display in the Silvermine Room at the Historical Society. Exhibit hours are Tuesday - Friday 9:30 - 4:30 and Saturday 9:30 - 12:30.


Newtown: Welcome Children of Newtown to Christmas Display

Where: 211 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, CT

When: December 29

Cost: Free

Description: Lincoln and Jean Sander welcome the children of Newtown to their home to see a child's Christmas display. There are vintage painted houses with glitter...an entire town is set up with churchs, santas, skaters, marching bands, etc. There are 2 vintage feather trees with old toys underneath. There will be cookies and soft drinks. Our home is located at 211 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Sandy Hook (house is at the corner of Glen Rd. and Walnut Tree, with the large stone wall) Parking is on the shoulder of Glen Rd.  Please call in advance so that we know how many are coming. 203-364-1833.


Norwalk: Open Muay Thai Kickboxing Class

Where: 314 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT

When: Monday, December 31, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description:  Another New Year's Resolution option - start kicking a little butt! Join Coach Eddie, a professional Muay Thai fighter, for class and training at his new school in Norwalk.


Where: Seymour Law Firm, 215 Coram Ave, Shelton

When:  Sunday, Dec. 30, 8 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Learn how to sell through asking the right questions and how to deal with objections. Seymour Law Firm is a Shelton firm specializing in the representation of home owners and businesses in cases related to real estate and mortgages.


Stamford: CORE Fitness of Stamford Classes

Where: The Center for Fitness and Chiropractic Care, 72 Camp Ave, Stamford, CT

When: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 7 a.m.

Cost: $1 - $20

Description: It's the beginning of a new year, that means you've just stuffed yourself over the holidays and are now in the Resolution stage. These inexpensive classes can probably help.


Woodbridge: Saturday Storycraft for ages 3-5

Where: The Woodbridge Town Library

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29

Cost: Free

Description: Age appropriate stories and crafts for preschoolers ages 3-5. No registration is needed.

About this column: From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

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