Week 14 of 52

Monday, April 3rd

4 – 8pm: Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny Reoccurs on April 10th. Dick’s Sporting Goods Court at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, Manchester 

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Monday, April 3rd: – Saturday, April 15th

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Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 11am – 6pm: Visit the Easter Bunny Visit Bunnyville in Center Court and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, March 24 through April 15. Photo packages start at just $23 and everyone who visits receives a free gift!

Monday – Thursday from 11am – 8pm, Saturday from 10am – 9pm and Sunday from 11am – 6pm: Hop on in for Easter Bunny Photos He’s soft, he’s fluffy and he’s ready for his close-up! Come meet the Easter Bunny and pose for an unforgettable photo. Our convenient online reservations make it easy to enjoy this annual family tradition. No need to stress or hunt for the best deal — just book online and pre-purchase a photo package to save over 30% and get double the prints. Plus, for a limited time, you can save even more on Easter pictures by visiting early! Runs until April 15th. Dick’s Sporting Goods Court at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, Manchester 

Tuesday, April 4th

9:30 – 10:30am: Little Brooke Trail Runners Club Whether you are a novice or a comfortable trail runner this club if for you. Even if you can only run-walk, you will be taught how to build up your stamina and eventually run longer. Running trails is easier on the joints and works all muscle groups all while building up your cardio fitness. For the beginners, you will learn how to navigate the trails and have fun. Run with trail runner expert, Andrea Buono, each week to help you sharpen your skills. This club is about having fun, enjoying nature, meeting new trail runners, building friendships and learning the joy of trail running. Each week Andrea will teach you a new skill on how to better your running. All abilities are welcome. No special equipment required. We run in all kinds of weather. Ages 13 and up. $25 per person. Meet at the Lodge. Runs until Tuesday, May 23rd. Winding Trails, Farmington

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5:30 – 7pm: Evening Open House for Early Childhood Educators Visit the School for Young Children for an evening Open House. Individuals and groups have the opportunity to: View teacher resource materials Observe classroom environments View documentation panels and teacher display shelves Gather new ideas to use in the classroom. The School for Young Children at the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford

6 – 7pm: FAQ’s For the Organic Vegetable Garden Join us for a series of open discussions in the Vegetable Garden at Westmoor Park. Bring your questions, concerns, puzzles, and queries, along with photos of your garden, and photos of any problems, insects, or diseases, and we will tackle them in order. Each session will have a timely seasonal topic, such as which plants to plant when, but any questions or discussion would be welcome. For adults and families. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be registered. April 4: Starting seeds under lights and soil testing. No class July 4. Runs until August 1st, co class July 4th. $9 a class, $36 a session. Westmoor Park, West Hartford

6 – 7:30pm: Basics of Sourdough In this introductory workshop, you will create your very own sourdough starter for making all sorts of fermented baked goods! You’ll become equipped with tips and guidelines for helping your starter grow and ferment Learn about the history, science, and the benefits of consuming sourdough You’ll even get to sample a variety of sourdough foods, and take recipes for making your own sourdough breads, pastries, etc! Taught by TFC’s traditional nutrition experts, Hunter and Lauren Bahre. $10 per person. TFC Health Foods, Farmington

7pm:Reclaim your Professional SelfAre you seeking to return to professional work after opting out as a caregiver? Trying to craft a niche for yourself professionally while you focus on your family? Join us for this exploratory session. Untapped Potential works to remove career re-entry barriers during your care-giving years. Using leading industry evaluation tools, you’ll perform a personality assessment and discuss how personality influences the way you work. You’ll also complete an aptitude assessment and discuss why and how to play to your natural aptitudes when making career choices. $50 per person. Untapped Potential, Canton

7:30pm: Talkback Tuesdays An intimate, post show chat with the cast and special guests. Reoccurs on 4/11, 4/18 and 4/25. Theaterworks, Hartford

Tuesday, April 4th – Sunday, May 7th

Wednesday, April 5th:

8:30 – 9:30am: Walk to Wellness: National Walking Day In this free educational seminar, you will learn more about; healthy lifestyles and importance of walking. Westfarms Mall, West Hartford

1:30 – 3pm: Mommy and Me Easter Egg Decorating Children and their caregivers will decorate beautiful eggs using dyes made with natural and organic extracts. Kids will take their decorated eggs home in a carton with a grass growing kit to display the finished eggs in. All ages with caregiver, $30 per child ($20 for each additional sibling). The Little Green Tambourine, Canton

4:30 – 5:30pm: Firehouse Friends Club is a program for preschoolers and features a weekly story, safety topic, and age appropriate craft activity. $7 per day or $30 for the whole series. Participants can register in advance for the entire program or attend as a drop-in on a weekly basis if there is space. Reoccurs weekly until April 26th. The New England Carousel Museum, Bristol

5:30 – 6:30pm: Mix-it-Up is designed for elementary school aged children and each week students will learn a new art technique or material. All art supplies are included and children who register in advance for the full program will receive a free sketch book. $12 per day or $60 for the whole series. Participants can register in advance for the entire program or attend as a drop-in on a weekly basis if there is space. Reoccurs weekly until April 26th. The New England Carousel Museum, Bristol

5:30 – 7pm: Good Talks are series of educational speeches focusing on achieving a healthier lifestyle while supporting a good cause. This Good Talk is focused on Nourishment. Nourishing yourself, your family and your community. Award Winning Author, Terry Walters, a leading pioneer of clean eating, will be the guest host for the evening. b.good will donate 20% of all sales to Healing Meals Community Project. b.good at Shoppes of Farmington Valley, Canton

6pm: LGBT Night Out Free pre-show nosh and complimentary wine, soda and coffee (plus drink specials at a cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons and allies. For tickets to the 7:30pm show, use Promo Code LGBT25 and save 25% off seats for this special performance. Hartford Stage

6 – 7:30pm: Out of Your Hands: Your Teen’s Digital Footprint Workshop This class is offered by the Youth Service Bureau and will cover issues surrounding your child’s “digital footprint.” Topics will include posting on social media, sending e-mails, texting, online shopping, passwords, photo sharing, and related issues. This workshop places special emphasis on protecting your child’s reputation. Free. Registration is needed. Children and teens ages 10-18. Windsor Community Center

6:30 – 7:30pm: Girls in Stride is a new running program for girls ages 6 to 14. It’s a non-competitive training program designed for all levels of runners to introduce girls to the sport of running, help them gain confidence, build self-esteem and lead them to a path of health and fitness. This fun and empowering training program will prepare the girls for the Shad Derby 5K Road Race in May. The program includes a T-shirt and training journal and it meets Wednesdays through May 17th. $75. L.P. Wilson Community Center, Windsor

Wednesday, April 5th – Sunday, April 9th:

Thursday, April 6th

9 – 10:30am: Walk, Talk & Gawk – Adult Nature Walks Come join Miss Judy for a casual exploration as we walk along some of our many trails. We’ll talk about what we see or some nature topics in the news. Sometimes we’ll stop to gawk at an interesting find alongside a trail. A different route and topic is planned for each day. Always dress for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program. Reoccurs until April 27th. $6 per person. Winding Trails, Nature’s Porch, Farmington

4:30 – 6pm: After School Easter Egg Decorating Kids will decorate beautiful eggs using dyes made with natural and organic extracts. Kids will take their decorated eggs home in a carton with a grass growing kit to display the finished eggs in. Suggested ages 5-10, $30 per child ($20 for each additional sibling). The Little Green Tambourine, Canton

5pm: The Trouble Begins at 5:30: The Haunted Mark Twain In his autobiography, Mark Twain described a childhood filled with adventure and innocent fun–in the daylight hours. In his Autobiography, however, Twain wrote that he “was never quite sane in the night.” In her talk, Dr. Ann M. Ryan will explore Twain’s fears and the gothic literature that he both consumed and created. Ann M. Ryan is O’Connell Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York. She is a past President of the Mark Twain Circle of America, a former Editor of the Mark Twain Annual, and co-editor of Cosmopolitan Twain (University of Missouri Press, 2008). The Trouble Begins at 5:30pm. This event is presented at no cost but reservations are highly suggested. The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

5 – 8pm: Art after Dark: Neon Night Neon lights up a night of music by DJ Jamm, art activities, a scavenger hunt, complimentary snacks and Insomnia Cookies, cash bar, and a 6pm gallery talk with curator Patricia Hickson in Keith Sonnier: Three Neons/Three Decades. Join a Poetry Slam at 6:30pm, and then watch award-winning poet and University of Hartford professor Benjamin Grossberg will read from his current work at 7pm. Come dressed in your best neon—prizes will be awarded to the top outfits! Costume contest participation is optional. Tickets are $10/$5 for members, and will be available at the door. College students get in FREE with their student ID! Stay after for a screening of The Last Days of Disco at 8pm, free with your admission to Art After Dark! On April 6, CTtransit will honor $3 all-day student passes on CTtransit and CTfastrak. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

5:30 – 6:30pm: Little Brooke Trail Runners Club Whether you are a novice or a comfortable trail runner this club if for you. Even if you can only run-walk, you will be taught how to build up your stamina and eventually run longer. Running trails is easier on the joints and works all muscle groups all while building up your cardio fitness. For the beginners, you will learn how to navigate the trails and have fun. Run with trail runner expert, Andrea Buono, each week to help you sharpen your skills. This club is about having fun, enjoying nature, meeting new trail runners, building friendships and learning the joy of trail running. Each week Andrea will teach you a new skill on how to better your running. All abilities are welcome. No special equipment required. We run in all kinds of weather. Ages 13 and up. $25 per person. Meet at the Lodge. Runs until Tuesday, May 25th. Winding Trails, Farmington

5:30 – 7pm: With Justice for All? Mass Incarceration in America “Equal justice under law” is engraved on the U.S. Supreme Court building. What does it mean in practice and what does it mean in 2017? Join us for a conversation on criminal justice, equity, and law with featured guests: Maureen Price-Boreland Esq., Executive Director, Community Partners in Action, State Senator Gary Winfield and Trevor Johnson, Lecturer, Criminology & Criminal Justice, CCSU. Free. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford

6 – 8:30pm: Vernal Pool Walk Brian Kleinman from Riverside Reptiles will present a program on the amphibians that inhabit vernal pools and lead a walk to local wetlands to view nocturnal wildlife. Not geared for very young children. $7 per person. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton

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7pm: Fifty Years Behind the Binoculars The Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury, Inc. (LHC) in conjunction with the Connecticut Audubon Society at Glastonbury is pleased to present an evening exploring the state of birds in Connecticut as seen through the eyes (and binoculars) of the Audubon’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation, Milan (“Miley”) Bull. Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center

7 – 9pm: Fifth Annual Shad Derby Trivia Contest Think you know everything? Test your knowledge at the Shad Derby Trivia Contest. Teams of up to 6 members can compete during five rounds of questions ranging from general knowledge to Windsor-specific facts. The winning team will receive a $50 gift card from the Union Street Tavern, the so-gaudy-it’s-cool Shad Derby Trivia Trophy, and bragging rights for a full year. Enjoy beer supplied by Back East Brewery along with other refreshments. Teams must register in advance – space is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm with light refreshments, and the contest will start promptly at 7pm. $10 contestants, $5 onlookers. Age 21 and up only. Windsor Historical Society

7:30pm: Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where the Audience asks Questions Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. But it is Ms. Burnett’s artistic brilliance, her respect and appreciation of her fans, and her graciousness, integrity, warmth, and humor on and off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America. During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience, show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. “I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” said Carol. “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!” VIP ticket buyers will receive a copy of Carol Burnett’s book, In Such Good Company. $48.50 – $178.50. The Bushnell, Hartford

7:30pm: Post-Show Book Signings with James Lecesne James Lecesne will personally sign copies of his young adult novel, Absolute Brightness, following the 7:30pm show. The novel inspired The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Hartford Stage

Thursday, April 6th – Sunday, April 9th

Hartford Improv Festival #HIF2017 features comedy performances by groups from 22 cities across the U.S. and Canada, workshops, improv jams, and more!

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Friday, April 7th

4 – 5pm: Indoor Animal Feeding Help our Westmoor Naturalists take care of the animals in the Discovery Room! Make salads for the turtles, hand feed crickets to the geckos, and watch the snakes eat mice. Please note: some of our animal foods include peanuts and other nuts and grains Ages 6 – 11. $12 per child. Reoccurs on May 5th. Westmoor Park, West Hartford

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6:30 – 8pm: Flashlight Egg Hunt Hop to the Flashlight Egg Hunt, an Easter egg hunt in the dark! Bring the children, ages 1 to 12 and a flashlight to search for all the eggs and candy. Enjoy an evening filled with joy, arts and crafts and games. Bring a camera and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny for free. Town Green, Windsor

7 – 8:30pm: Owl Prowl Listen and look for barred owls and other nocturnal creatures along our trails. Pre-registration is required for this program as space is limited. Not geared for young children. $7 per person. Pre-registration is not required. Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton

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7:30pm: Celtic Woman: Voice of Angels Multi-platinum international music sensation and 2017 Grammy® Nominee Celtic Woman, returns with their all-new tour, Voices of Angels. The tour showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. Featuring many songs from their Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award winning signature style. $47.50-$77.50 The Bushnell, Hartford

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Friday, April 7th – Sunday, April 23rd

Friday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm: Godspell Parables vibrantly come to life in this most beloved family-friendly musical based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Follow Jesus and his disciples as they create a community and teach tolerance and kindness through lessons intertwined with an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. The 2012 revival version is updated with contemporary references and features dazzling new arrangements of Stephen Schwartz’s (composer of Wicked and Pippin) score, include the songs “Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” and “Beautiful City.” Runs until April 23rd. $25 general admission, $30 VIP. Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall

Friday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm: The Planets: Different Worlds Vaughan Williams once described Holst’s The Planets as “the perfect equilibrium” of the mystic and the melodic sides of the composer’s nature. Inspired by the astrological character of each planet, this enduringly popular work also bears the richness and emotional warmth of humanity. Ingram Marshall’s Kingdom Come was written in the mid-1990s in memory of his brother-in-law, who was killed while working as a journalist in Bosnia. Taped components of the composition were collected years earlier, during services at a Croatian Catholic Church and a Serbian Orthodox Church. Bates’ Liquid Interface was inspired by his time living on Berlin’s enormous Lake Wannsee, and watching the metamorphosis of the water through the seasons. The result is a unique blend of acoustic orchestra with electronic sounds not to be missed. Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to curtain each day. $40-65. The Bushnell, Hartford

Saturday, April 8th

7- 11am: Fire Department Pancake Breakfast While the event traditionally coincides with the opening of the Shad fishing season, it is open to everyone. The breakfast takes place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. You don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy the food and the company. Just show up, make an $8 donation, and dig in. The breakfast will be buffet-style and all-you-can-eat. Pancakes and scrambled eggs with sausage and home fries are the main attractions. Coffee, juice, and milk are included along with toast and butter and maple syrup. In addition to the food there will be gifts and prizes for the participants. Hayden Station Firehouse, Windsor

8:30 – 11:30am: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. A special visit from the Easter Bunny is planned so bring those cameras. There will also be a craft for each child to participate in. Donations will be accepted to sponsor a child for our Summer Fun Camp Program. A raffle of donated baskets will also take place. East Windsor High School

9:30 – 10:30am: Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks (Young Children) Join Miss Judy, Winding Trails’ naturalist, for a morning family nature walk. This walk is geared toward families with young children, six years and younger. Each month the walk will take your family to a different location so a new topic can be explored. Be prepared to watch for animals and listen for fun sounds. Wear good walking shoes and dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Registration is required by three days prior to the date of the program. Session 1: Vernal Pools. $15 per family. Winding Trails, Farmington


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10am: American Girl: Easter Cupcake Party We’re throwing a cupcake party and you’re invited! Join us as we bake delicious cupcakes and then learn how to decorate them too! You won’t want to miss it! Suitable for ages 8–13. Price: $30 (includes Cupcake Set). Williams Sonoma

10 – 11:15am: Easter Egg-Stravaganza starts at 10am with a special comedy-juggling show featuring Bryson Lang: The Cure for the Common Show. At 11am kids will be invited to the fields to participate in the annual egg hunt (there will be different sections for varying age groups). Find a golden Easter Egg and get a special prize! Following the egg hunt families will get the opportunity to get photos taken with the Easter Bunny and enjoy some Easter crafts. The event is completely free! Mills Pond Park, Canton

10am – 12pm: Meet the Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny will be at TLGT! Stop in anytime between 10:00-12:00 to meet the Easter Bunny and take a picture with him. We will have an Easter craft set up and light refreshments will be served. All ages with caregiver, $20 per child ($10 for each additional sibling). The Little Green Tambourine, Canton

10am – 4pm: Holiday Mischief’s Spring Craft Fair Admission: canned food for Simsbury Food Closet. Hop Meadow Country Club, Simsbury

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11am – 12pm: Baby’s First Birthday Event Is your baby turning one soon? Join us in store to celebrate this milestone with free activities, giveaways and inspiration for planning baby’s big day. Plus, meet local parents—and their babies, too! Our Baby’s First Birthday events are held the second Saturday of every month! Can’t make it to this one? Be sure to come to the next! Babies R Us

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1:30 – 3pm: Saturday Afternoon Family Nature Walks Join Miss Judy for an afternoon family nature walk. This walk is geared toward families with children that enjoy exploring all around the property. Each month the walk to will take you to a different area to explore. These informal programs are for all ages so come prepared with clothes that can get dirty. A pair of good hiking shoes and a pair of water boots or shoes are recommended. Session 1: Vernal Pools. Registration required three days prior to the event date. $15 per family. Winding Trails, Farmington


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5:30 – 9pm: Parent’s Night Out Big fun on the Big Screen. Inflatables, zany games, gymnastics, pizza and a movie on our 9 foot screen keep your children entertained while you enjoy an evening out! Don’t forget to bring your pillow and blanket to cuddle up in for the movie! Children ages 4 years and up are welcome. $30 per child, sibling discounts. Gymnastic Training Center, Simsbury

6 – 9pm: Explore the Night Walks Get outside on Saturday nights with Miss Judy for an educational walk with hands-on activities with your family and friends. After the walk, return to make a fire, roast a few marshmallows, and enjoy some lively conversation. On those nights when it becomes fully dark, we walk to the recreation fields to view the night sky for seasonal constellation identification and to view special celestial events. Come prepared for the weather by wearing a pair of good hiking shoes and a pair of water boots or shoes are recommended. Session 1: Vernal Pools. $25 per family. Registration required three days prior to the event date. Winding Trails, Farmington

Hartford Stage Gala

6:30 – 10pm: The Hartford Stage Gala has been heralded as the hottest party in town. Theatrical, fun, and full of surprises, it is not just another black tie dinner. The gala raises essential funds for Hartford Stage’s artistic and educational programs. Be part of this unforgettable night! 6pm: Cocktails & Silent Auction, 7:30pm: Program and Live Auction 8:15pm: Dinner and 9pm: Dessert & Dancing. $300 per person. Hartford Stage Scene & Paint Shop

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7 – 9pm: Taste of Wethersfield The Keeney Center will come alive once again with the tastes and aromas of the area’s finest food and drink, the sounds of great music and fun times! Pay one price and visit local restaurants, breweries wine vendors and caterers who will be providing samplings of their signature dishes (all you care to eat and drink) with live entertainment, and a silent auction. “Taste” is a party for those 21 and over only. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. $55 Patron tickets are good for early admission at 6pm with full access to all of the food and drink, as well as entry in a drawing for an exclusive Patron prize.

8pm: Comedy Night Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection; by 1986, Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central, and MTV. Network television was next on list for this Boston native. Spending time in New York and L. A. paid off with multiple highly acclaimed appearances on “Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien,” Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn,” and several sit-coms including “Seinfeld,” “Boston Common,” “The Single Guy,” and “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.” Having proven himself a solid comic actor, Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T, and James McDaniels from “NYPD Blue.” Tony’s big screen outings include “State and Main,” “Celtic Pride,” “Housesitter,” “One Crazy Summer,” and “Shakes the Clown,” as well as the independently produced “By the Sea,” and “Abracadabra.” Tony has also produced and written on several shows for network and production companies. Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett. $15-25. Bridge Street Live, Collinsville

Saturday, April 8th – Sunday, April 9th:

9am and 10:30am: Bunny Breakfast Join the team at Stew’s for a special Bunny Breakfast hosted by the Easter Bunny and his friends! Stew Leonard’s chefs will offer a breakfast of seasonal fruit, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, French Toast Sticks with syrup, assorted bagels, doughnut holes, and juice and coffee. Each child will receive a complimentary box of Stewie the Duck animal crackers, Easter coloring sheets, and will be able to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Reservations for the Bunny Breakfast must be made in advance at Customer Service. Adults and children age 12 and over are $9.99 and children age 11 and younger are $7.99. Stew Leonard’s, Newington

11am – 3pm: Easter Bunny Fun Days Join the Connecticut Trolley Museum for a day of family fun. The Easter Bunny will be roaming the grounds and posing for pictures. Each child will receive an extra-large Easter egg full of goodies when they complete an Easter Egg Scavenger hunt. Additionally, there will be face painting and a make and take art craft. Adults $12, children (ages 4-12) $10, children under 3 are $3. Reoccurs 4/14-15. Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

Sunday, April 9th

10am – 2pm: FVTC Trail Clean-up Day This event provides you and your family an opportunity to improve the trail. Join us in getting the 32 miles of trails in the valley ready for what we know will be a busy season of trail use! The FVTC greatly appreciates the support we receive every year from all of our volunteers. We couldn’t do this without your help! Volunteers will cover a specific 1-mile stretch of the trail starting from one of six staging areas: Red Oak Hill Road in Farmington, Brickyard Trail Shelter in Farmington, The River Trail Pavilion at Route 4 in Unionville, Sperry Park in Avon, Iron Horse Blvd in Simsbury and Copper Hill Road in Granby. We are asking volunteers to wear protective clothing, sunscreen and a hat for protection. In addition, please bring gloves, brooms, rakes, and clippers if you have them. Raindate: April 15th. 


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12 – 4pm: Family Sunday: Tissue Paper Flowers This monthly event features a children’s craft activity that changes each month. This month we are making Tissue Paper Flowers, just in time for Spring! Along with participating in our craft activity, visitors can tour the Museum and ride our carousel. This is a great way for families to spend the day together and make wonderful memories! Admission to Family Sunday is $6 for adults and $5 for children, and includes the price of the craft. The New England Carousel Museum, Bristol

1 – 2:30pm: Stone by Stone: The Stone Wall Restoration Project The museum is undertaking a project to restore the heritage stone walls in the Dooryard Gardens. Learn about these iconic walls, the challenges the project presents, and take a tour of the project in progress. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Registration is required. Stanley Whitman, Farmington

1 – 3pm: Easter Egg-stravaganza Visit with the Bunny and decorate cupcakes at Cake Gypsy! Search for hidden eggs and collect prizes (stop in at LemonLlama or any village merchant to pick up the rules of the Hunt). Avon Village Marketplace

2pm: Post-Show Book Signings with James Lecesne James Lecesne will personally sign copies of his young adult novel, Absolute Brightness, following the 2pm matinee’s post-show discussion. The novel inspired The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Hartford Stage

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