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What's Up This Weekend: Beginners Knitting, Indoor Flea Market

Looking for something to do? Check out our regional weekend round-up of events.

What's Up This Weekend: Beginners Knitting, Indoor Flea Market

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.

Southbury: Class for Beginners Knitting

Where: The Golden Button, Southbury

When: Friday, April 19, 6 p.m.

Cost: $75

Description: Three part class for Knitting Beginners taught by Patti Clark of Maple View Farm. Learn how to Knit: Cast on, Knit, Purl and Cast off. Learn the basics with simple patterns.

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Bethany: Lungeing Clinic

Where: 91 Bethway Road

When: Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m.

Cost: $25

Description: Join Liz Doering and Vicki Hammers-O'Neil at Sperry View Farm for a discussion about lungeing equipment and its proper fit, and how to lunge safely, followed by a demonstration of lungeing tehniques and the desired results.

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Bethel: Tag Sale & Craft Fair

Where: Church of St. Mary, 26 Dodgingtown Road

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, various costs for items

Description: The parishioners of St. Mary's are all cleaning out their closets and basements to bring you clothing, and just about anything else you can imagine. Added to this is food, local crafters, and all sorts of other goodies! All profits benefit the St. Mary's Youth Group.

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Bethel: Writer's Workshop with Steve Parlato

Where: Byrd's Books, 213 Greenwood Ave. 2nd Floor

When: Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Steve Parlato, Connecticut writer and author of the new YA novel The Namesake, will be hosting a writers workshop for teens and adults. There will be time to discuss his new book, “The Namesake."

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Bridgeport: Get Down for Newtown Benefit Concert

Where: The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

When: 3 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cost: $20

Description: Join us for a day of funk, blues, rock and soul featuring the best lineup of local bands ever assembled on one stage, all to benefit the My Sandy Hook Family Fund.

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Brookfield: Tag/Moving Sale

Where: 3 Cherokee Drive

When: Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Cost varies based on items

Description: 37 years of accumulation: furniture, dishes, twin bed, antique bedroom set, garden tools, exercise equipment, table of free stuff, file cabinets, patio set and more. The sale will take place rain or shine.

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Brookfield: Be A Good Little Widow

Where: The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, 182 Whisconier Road

When: Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.

Cost: $20

Description: Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral — until her husband dies in a plane crash. Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what's the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow.

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Darien: Party Band 'Pimpinella' at VFW

Where: Darien VFW Post, 205 Noroton Ave.

When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 19

Cost: $10 per person

Description: Come hear the area's favorite party band, Pimpinella play at a fundraising event at the Darien VFW. They'll be playing all your favorites from the 70s & 80s.

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Fairfield: Declan O'Rourke

Where: The Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford Street

When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013

Cost: $25

Description: Declan O'Rourke is an Irish folk singer drawing on the Neil Young songwriting tradition.

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Georgetown: A Drum Circle for Spring Renewal

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

When: Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m.

Cost: $20

Description: Join faciitator Randy Brody for an uplifting evening of playing hand drums and other percussion instruments. Release stress, laugh and make joyful noise. Drums provided or bring your own drum.

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Greenwich: Earth Day Volunteer Outing with the Greenwich Land Trust

Where: 370 Round Hill Rd Greenwich.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9 a.m.

Cost: Free.

Description: Join community members for a hands-on nature preserve clean up event at the Mueller Preserve located on the corner of Round Hill Road and Old Mill Road from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Lunch generously provided by Whole Foods Greenwich.

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Greenwich: 4th Annual Crop Hunger Walk

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, 1 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2 p.m.

Cost: Fund-raiser.

Description: The Fourth Annual Greenwich/Port Chester Crop Hunger Walk raises funds to combat hunger around the world with one-fourth of the funds raised from each walk are returned by CWS to the local community, with Neighbor to Neighbor in Greenwich and Carver Center in Port Chester each sharing a portion of the funds raised and of the food donated on Walk Day.

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Middlebury: Greenway and Park Clean-Up

Where: Meadowview Park, 200 Southford Road

When: Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Join your friends and help keep Middlebury clean! Event is sponsored by Middlebury Junior Women's Club. Contact for the event is Janine Sullivan-Wiley, 203-598-3176.

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Milford: Return of the Osprey Party

Where: Connecticut Audubon Society's Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Rd.

When: Saturday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $40/Person $75/Couple

Description: Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, music, and a silent auction, all with the beautiful backdrop of the Center's grounds, beach, marsh -- and most important, the Osprey on their nest. RSVP to Louise Crocco at 203-878-7440 ext; 502.

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New Canaan: Deal Days 2013

Where: The Watson Gym at New Canaan Country School

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Earth Day 2013 community-wide tag sale.

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Newtown: Phosphorescent at Edmond Town Hall

Where: Edmond Town Hall

When:  Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:00 pm

Cost: $25

Description:  Alabama native Matthew Houck has delivered five albums as Phosphorescent since his 2003 debut. Now, his latest album, "Muchacho," flashes yet another color in the subtly shifting Phosphorescent spectrum. All proceeds from this show will go to benefit the restoration and renovation of the Edmond Town Hall.  Come out, support Newtown, and enjoy the show!

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Norwalk: Spell-binding Tales for All Ages Set to Classical Music

Where: 2 Emerson St.

When: Sunday, April 21, 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Donations welcome

Description: The Clover Hill School announces a concert featuring classical pianists Jeb Dennis and Neng-Bin Shih. The concert will feature selections from Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," with guest artist Alexandra McLaughlin reading tales from "One Thousand and One Nights." A reception will follow the concert.

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Orange: Earth Day 2013

Where: 297 Boston Post Road

When: Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: A petting zoo, a pet adoption day and energy efficiency info are all part of this Earth Day celebration.

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Orange: GoSmallBiz Networking Event

Where: Lushe's Diner, 285 Boston Post Road

When: Sunday, April 21, 7:45 a.m.

Cost:

Description: Small business, home-based business and self-employed professionals get to meet one another in a friendly, homey-restaurant and see a live telecast of Fran Tarkenton of GoSmallBiz interview his guest of the month.

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Ridgefield: Organ Recital at St. Stephen's

When: Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m. 

Where: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Ridgefield

Cost: Free, $10 donation welcome

Description: St. Stephen's Parish Organist, Frank Zilinyi, will give a recital on Sunday, April 21st at 4:00 PM in the sanctuary.  The program will include works of J.S. Bach, Max Reger, Cesar Franck, Nicolas de Grigny, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and John Knowles Paine.  The church organ is a 1963 Moeller organ designed by former St. John the Divine and St. Stephen's organist Alec Wyton, is well suited to the wonderful acoustics of the sanctuary.

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Shelton: The Dini Band Plays Live Music

Where: Huntington Street Café, 90 Huntington Street  

When: Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Bandmates include on the trumpet. Stuckless had played with the legendary Chuck Berry and Ferrara was in the 80's band, Troupe Di Coupe, of New York City fame.

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Shelton: Shelton Spring Craft Festival

Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave.

When: Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m.

Cost: Free admission

Description: A craft festival will take place in the ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott in Shelton.

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Stamford: Astronomy Nights: Giant Quasars

Where: Stamford Museum & Nature Center

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:30 PM

Cost: Members: FREE | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2.

Description: Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a treat as the night sky, planets, stars, and more are explored.

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Trumbull: Take a Hike for Kids Series

Where: Twin Brooks Park, Twin Brooks Drive

When: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Join high school student, Samantha Holmes, National Child Awareness Month Ambassador winner, for a fun and educational series of hikes. Learn about tick safety and local plants so that children can safely enjoy the great outdoors.

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Watertown: Reworx Collective Artisan Event

Where: 30 Echo Lake Road

When: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend, artwork for sale

Description: Reworx is comprised of a collective of artisans. The spring event provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about Reworx. A cocktail reception will begin at 7 p.m. Live music will be played and all artwork is for sale.

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Weston: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Screening

Where: Weston Public Library, 56 Norfield Road.

When: Friday, April 19, Noon

Cost: Free

Description: Come watch a movie with the Weston Library. Bring your lunch. Caregivers must remain with children.

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Wilton: Victorian Tea Fundraiser

Where: Village Market, 108 Old Ridgefield Road

When: Friday, April 19, 10 a.m.

Cost: $25

Description: The Drum Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Victorian Tea. The tea is a fundraising social event with a portion of the proceeds going to the chapter’s scholarship fund. Tickets for a raffle with three amazing prizes will be sold.

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Where: South Wilton Veterinary Group, 51 Danbury Road

When: Sunday, April 21, noon

Cost: Free to attend

Description: Meet some of Wilton Parrot Rescue's parrots, dogs and cats.

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Woodbridge: Beekeeping Workshop

Where: Massaro Community Farm, 41 Ford Road

When: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.

Cost: $10

Description: During this session, the focus is on introducing your bees to the hive, as well as keeping them fed during early spring. A repeat of the workshop will be offered again at 2 p.m., based on interest. Check out the Massaro Community Farm blog on Bethwood Patch for info on programs. 

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Woodbridge: Campaign Open House for Ed Sheehy

Where: 240 Amity Road

When: Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Woodbridge residents are invited to attend an open house at which they can meet incumbent First Selectman candidate Ed Sheehy and his team of experienced public servants.

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Woodbury: Indoor Church Flea Market

Where: 11 Main St. North

When: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Description: More than 30 vendors will sell wares.

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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