Jul 26, 2014

This Weekend: Easter Egg Hunts, Plays, Music

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

This Weekend: Easter Egg Hunts, Plays, Music

Where: Hindley School 10 Nearwater Ln, Darien

When: 12:00 noon to 12:15 p.m., Saturday, March 23

Cost: Free

Description: Darien Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt 

Darien: Theatre 308's 'Guys and Dolls'

Where: Darien High School Auditorium

When: 8 p.m. Saturday (last performance)

Cost: No publicity materials from Theatre 308 give the cost

Description: "The set crew, the orchestra pit, and the cast of 66 students spend afternoons preparing the songs, music, scenery, and acting that makes this Frank Loesser musical so marvelous for the entire family. Mrs. Lauren Di Stefano makes her debut with [Theatre] 308 as the director of this highly acclaimed musical. [...] Tickets are available online; check the DHS website for details! Watch the this behind-the-scenes peek at Theatre 308's latest production."

Darien: 'The 39 Steps' Play at Darien Arts Center

Where: Darien Arts Center, behind Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Rd.

When: 8 p.m., Saturday, March 23 (last performance)

Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students

Description: "The 39 Steps is a play that depends on a few very talented actors playing more than 150 different roles including train conductors, Nazi secret agents, lingerie salesmen, doddering politicians, police inspectors, and music hall acts, to name a few."

Rowayton: Moving Sale

Where: 26 Flicker Lane

When: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Moving sale: Everything must go as the owner is moving overseas. Also a neighborhood and tag sale. Items: clothes, furniture, electronics, computer, office furniture, toys and tools.

Trumbull Book Discussion: It Could Never Happen To Us

Where: The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St, Trumbull, CT | Get Directions »

When: Sunday, March 24 2 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Description: Sarah Darer Litmann, author of Want To Go Private?, a story about a ninth grade girl whose random Internet chat led her to a sad, unfortunate and unhappy meeting with a predator.

Ms. Litman's book is a quick - though alarming - read.  It is a case study for parents and teens unaware of what can happen to unsuspecting and overtrusting young people on today's essential communication medium.

She will discuss the book, explain the how and the why of Internet predators, and tell parents what they can do to assure that their children use today's social media appropriately.

Bethel: Drumming Circle

Where: Soul Focus, 145 Grassy Plain St.

When: Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m.

Cost: $25

Description: Soul Focus is a full-service wellness and awareness center a wide variety of spiritual health services for all ages in Bethel.

Bethel: Ecumenical Blessing of the Palms

Where: Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School St.

When: Sunday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: All members of the Bethel community are invited to join the First Congregational Church of Bethel, United Methodist Church and St. Thomas Episcopla churches as they gather for a brief service celebrating Palm Sunday.

Fairfield: 4th Annual Hair of the Dog Extravaganza

Where: Gaelic-American Club, 74 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT

When: Saturday, March 23, two shows - 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. 

Cost: $22

Description: "Essentially a variety show with diversity that gives it a uniqueness that is hard to describe."

Fairfield: Irish Band Black 47 at Fairfield Theatre Company

Where: Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St, Fairfield, CT

When: Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m.

Cost: $32

Description: "This band of Irish rockers blows up yesterday's reedy, tweedy, Irish Spring image and grinds it into your face."

Georgetown: A Mindful Oasis in Turbulent Times

Where: Blackbird Yoga & Healing Arts Center, 28 Main St.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.

Cost: Donations gratefully accepted

Description: Join Buddhist monk Bhante Wimala for an afternoon of meditation and insightful discussion about transmuting pain and suffering and manifesting positive changes in your life.

Greenwich: Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Arch Street.

When: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.

Cost: $10.

Description: Easter egg hunt and family activities.

Greenwich: Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival

Where: Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Rd.

When: Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Description: Greenwich High School hosts the annual Essentially Ellington Regional Festival (sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center), that will feature 10  talented high school jazz ensembles, as well as an exhibition performance by world class jazz musicians and clinicians who serve as the adjudicators.


New Canaan: Easter Egg Hunt

Where: New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Rd, New Canaan

When: Saturday, March 23, event starts at 9:30 a.m., hunt at 10:40 a.m.

Cost: Free to enter, tickets for activities must be purchased.

Description: The New Canaan Women’s League stuffs 10,000 eggs with candy for this hunt, which also features a visit from the Easter Bunny, live music, baked goods, bouncy castles and more. 

Newtown: 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

When:  Tomorrow, March 21, 2013, 7:00 pm

Where: Newtown High School,  12 Berkshire Rd, Sandy Hook, CT |

Cost: $16

Description: Newtown High School  presents their spring musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This is a family friendly musical with lots of singing and dancing. 

Norwalk: Easter Egg Scramble

Where: SoNo MarketPlace, 314 Wilson Ave.

When: Sunday, March 24, 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Calling all children. Come meet the Easter Bunny and bring a basket to gather the eggs. Each one has a treat inside. This event will take place rain or shine. A brunch/lunch menu will be served all day and jazz music will be played from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Stratford: Winter Wine Down to Support the Stratford Dog Park

Where: 946 Ferry Blvd.

When: Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m.

Cost: $55

Description: Sample fine wines from different regions. If you purchase a bottle, a portion of the sale will be donated to the dog park. A silent auction will take place. Food from Riverview Bistro will be served and DJ Wacko Jacko will be spinning all the tunes on the dance floor.

Wilton: The Wizard of Oz

Where: 225 Danbury Rd.

When: Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m.

Cost: $12

Description: Our Lady of Fatima students present The Wizard of Oz, directed by Barbara Speare and produced by Janice Duffy.

Wilton: Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt

Where: Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Rd.

When: Saturday, March 23, noon

Cost: $12

Description: First, a hayride will take parents and children to an egg-hunting hike on the trails. After each child collects eggs, everyone walks to the pavilion, where families will color their eggs and create seasonal nature crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring. The raindate is Sunday, March 24.

Wilton: Chamber Chorus Concert

Where: Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Rd.

When: Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m.

Cost: $20

Description: The Music on the Hill Chamber Chorus, a professional vocal ensemble, performs  a concert, "There Will Be Joy," featuring Randall Thompson's "The Peaceable Kingdom" and Peter Klatzow's "Prayers of Praise from Africa" with text from Desmond Tutu's An African Prayer Book. The chorus will perform a cappella, taking advantage of the venue's vibrant acoustics.  Ellen Dickinson, Music on the Hill co-artistic director, conducts.


Where: Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South

When: Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) was America’s first female landscape architect and a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Though overlooked for decades, her work is being rediscovered. This talk is a dramatic, 45-minute, first person presentation of the life, times and work of this distinguished 'landscape gardener.'

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