Week 16 of 52

Monday, April 17th

10am – 2pm: Delta Dart Model Building Workshop Build and fly a balsa Delta Dart airplane with help from our team of experts! Ages 8 and older, all children must be accompanied by an adult, and there is a $5 cost per model kit. New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

5 – 7:15pm: A Celebration of International Women’s Day The World Affairs Council and the University of Saint Joseph’s Women’s Leadership Center are celebrating global women’s leadership. Join us and a panel of distinguished women leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in our international landscape as well as the role women’s advancement will play in shaping our global future. Featuring The Honorable Nancy Johnson and K. Riva Levinson. Free. University of Saint Joseph, The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities, West Hartford

Monday, April 17th – Saturday, April 22nd:


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Tuesday, April 18th

10 – 10:45am: Fun with Friends Organized playtime in the Family Room where children will “Explore, Experience and Engage.” Free and open to the community. Mandell JCC, West Hartford

10am – 2pm: Constellation Viewer Make & Take Workshop Discover the secrets of the night sky, learn the history of constellations, and build your own paper portal to the stars. Adults $12.50, children (ages 4-11) $7, children under 3 are free. New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

10:30am – 2:30pm: Tasty Tuesday 10:30am: Taste Bud Test- Farm to Table: Did you know your tongue’s taste buds change about every two weeks? Join us and test out your taste buds with sweet, salty, and sour foods! Please check in with front desk for allergy concerns. 11:30am: Eating Plant Parts- Farm to Table: Plants make up a large part of our diet but have you ever eaten a root? Do you prefer eating leaves? Find out what you’re eating when we take a look at our favorite vegetables. 1:30pm: Chef’s Recipe- Farm to Table: Help us follow a recipe and make one of our favorites. After it’s finished, you’ll have a chance to taste our creation! Please check in with front desk for allergy concerns. Imagine Nation, Bristol

1 – 2pm: Walk-in Tour: All About Frames Every painting tells a story, and so do the frames that surround them. Join this tour to explore the changing tastes and design of selected American frames, which can often be considered a masterwork in their own right. Reoccurs on 4/25. NBMAA, New Britain

5:30 – 8pm: Flatbread Pizza Night Fundraiser for the Nature Center Bring your friends, bring your family for dinner at Flatbread’s at The Shoppes at the Farmington Valley. Dine in or take out! A percentage of the pizza sales supports the Nature Center.

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



6:30 – 8:30pm: Spring Forward From asparagus to mint to rhubarb, spring brings a bounty of versatile fruits and vegetables. Get inspired for the warmer months with these produce-packed dishes. Menu: Lamb Loin Chops with Mint Gremolata, Asparagus with Freekeh and Yogurt Dressing Strawberry–Rhubarb Crumble. What to Expect: Find out tips for cooking lamb loin chops. Discover how to prepare and cook rhubarb. What is freekeh? Find out here. ShopRite, Bristol


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

7:30pm: AfterWords Discussion Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performance. Hartford Stage

Tuesday, April 18 – Sunday, April 23


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Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, May 7th



Wednesday, April 19th:

9:30 – 10:15am: Mommy & Me at Nature for 2’s & 3’s First discoveries with nature are meant to be an exploration using one’s senses in the outdoors. Join Miss Judy as you and your child take a short expedition outside and explore. A story with nature objects to touch will be part of the activity. Dress with good walking shoes and clothes that can get a little dirty so we can explore, rain or shine. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the program. Register the child only, adult registration is not needed. Reoccurs on 4/26. $9 per child. Winding Trails, Farmington

10 – 11am: Westmoor Park Stroller Hike Explore the natural world with your child. We will take a nature walk through our trails and enjoy a visit to the farm! You may bring a stroller or wagon for the walk outside. $11 fee is per parent/child pair. One additional child at ½-fee. Westmoor Park, West Hartford

10am – 2pm: Pinwheel Props Make & Take Workshop What do pinwheels and propellers have in common? Find out by building your own paper pinwheel with the NEAM Public Programs Team. Adults $12.50, children (ages 4-11) $7, children under 3 are free. New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

10:30 – 11:30am: Nature Rangers for 4’s & 5’s Miss Judy takes your children on a journey of active outdoor exploration to new places. Learn about spring flowers, wood frogs and tadpoles, trees and more. These plus many other activities will be offered during each session. Dress them with good walking shoes, bring water boots and choose clothes that can get dirty so we can explore, rain or shine. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of each session. Reoccurs on 4/26. $10 per child. Winding Trails, Farmington

10:30am – 2:30pm: Work Together Wednesday 10:30am: Building a Community – Kinetic Studio: What buildings are in your neighborhood? Build a model of your community out of blue blocks. 11:30am: Can you fix it? We have a problem and we need your help to fix it! Bring your engineering skills and some imagination to complete the challenge! 1:30pm: Familiar Art Studio: Using the supplies in our “Beautiful Stuff” bins you can create a work of art your whole family can enjoy! Reoccurs 4/26. Imagine Nation, Bristol

1:30 – 3:30pm: Rock Your Life Teen Workshop Did you know that Emotional Intelligence is more predictive of success than IQ? Relating in a positive way to people and your environment will serve you well in all aspects of your life from work to family to relationships of all kinds. In this workshop, specifically designed for teens, you will learn skills and strategies to majorly boost your EQ. You will gain knowledge and understanding of yourself and others that will mean more success in school, satisfaction and contentment with your own life and ensure lasting and strong bonds with loved ones and friends. Learn the things that adults wish they learned when they were your age! This is your call to harness this time in your life and become the best you can be. Learn the skills and strategies now that will help you Rock Your Life! Reoccurs on 2/25 (at 6:30pm) and 2/26. 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

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



7 – 8:30pm: Author Talk & Book Signing Join us for an Author Talk & Book Signing with Manisha Sinha, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. The Slave’s Cause is a groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African-Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Author Manisha Sinha recasts abolition as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground. Drawing on extensive research including newly discovered letters and pamphlets, the book illustrates how the abolitionist vision ultimately linked the slave’s cause to the struggle to redefine American democracy and human rights across the globe. Free. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford

Thursday, April 20th

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

10am – 2pm: Rocket Balloons Discover the history of rocketry by designing, building and racing your own rocket balloon down our rocket race track. Reoccurs on Thursday, 4/20. Adults $12.50, children (ages 4-11) $7, children under 3 are free. New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

10:30am – 2:30pm: Artsy Thursday 10:30am: Special Performance by T-Bone Camp Muckalucka: An interactive musical program where children participate in a fun-filled imaginary day at summer camp with T-BONE, their camp counselor. 10:30am: Printmaking: Learn about mono prints and relief prints and create your own to take home! 11:30am: Kaleidoscope – Light and Reflection: Learn how a kaleidoscope works, test out some kaleidoscopes in our Kaleido-Lab, and try your hand at patterning. 1:30pm: The World of Paul Cezanne: Learn about artist Paul Cezanne and create a still life with oil pastels in his style! Reoccurs on 4/27. Imagine Nation, Bristol

2 – 3pm: Film Screening Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America The plan for Walnut Hill Park in New Britain was conceived in 1870 by Olmsted, Vaux & Co., the office of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (one of only five Connecticut parks to be so honored). Frederick Law Olmsted was among the first to regard landscape architecture as a profession and a fine art. With his enormous contributions to the field, Olmsted is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture. He was co-designer of Central Park, head of the first Yosemite commission, leader of the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, designer of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, site planner for the Great White City of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, and planner of Boston’s Emerald Necklace” of green space and park systems.” NBMAA, New Britain

4 – 5pm and 6 – 7pm: DIY Mason Jar Flower Arrangement Class for Kids Let’s Celebrate what we can grow on this beautiful planet! Today kids will create their very own mini flower arrangement to take home, choosing from a variety full of colorful flowers to display in their arrangements. In addition, kids will decorate a reusable canvas bag to take home. Ages 4-12 Stew Leonard’s, Newington

5:30pm: Skygazing Celebrates Earth Day Join us at the Talcott Mountain Science Center to celebrate Earth Day with hands-on activities, demonstrations, discussions and observing of the night sky from the top of Talcott Mountain. Learn about our planet, how our actions impact the environment, and what we can do to protect it for future generations. Participate in fun, hands-on activities for all ages using science and technology to foster a better understanding of our environment. Attend and engage in an environmental-themed discussion with a panel of local experts: Dan Amarante, Fox61 Meteorologist Gerri Griswold, White Memorial Conservation Center and Kirsten Martin, Biologist, University of St. Joseph To cap off our Earth Day festivities, we’ll venture beyond our planet and explore the night sky from our breathtaking location atop Talcott Mountain. With a wide array of telescopes along with digital displays on iPads (provided), we’ll be viewing Mars, Jupiter and other celestial gems. $10 general admission. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

5:30 – 8pm: American Red Cross Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid Class This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving children and infants. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and one instructor-led classroom skill session. Please register for the day you would like to participate in the classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high-speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Once you register for this course you will receive an email from the instructor with instructions to complete the online portion and what to bring to class. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the class. $70 per person. Reoccurs on 4/27. Ages 13 and up. Winding Trails, Farmington

6 – 8pm: Form and Color – Opening Reception Hidden beneath the chaos of pure abstraction is a call to order. To be mindful, to find balance, to quiet the moment. This exhibit is an exploration of color and composition. The interplay of color, light and movement, when balanced, creates a rhythmic visual narrative. Strong lines, patterns and bold colors result in a modern and striking image. Geometric elements, spherical and linear, come together to create a meditative and harmonious visual experience.

7 – 8pm: Earth Day Talk Saving Our Wild Areas, One Yard at a Time The spring gardening season is upon us and there are many things we can do in our own yard to help our local wildlife and habitats. Join us to learn how you can make a difference. Pre-registration required. Cost: $5 members; $7 nonmembers Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton

7 – 8:30pm: Timely Topics: Preservation in Windsor You are invited for a free discussion about what historic preservation is and why it matters in Windsor, and statewide. Windsor Historical Society


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Friday, April 21st

10am – 2pm: LEGO Flying Machine Contests Children ages 3-12 will construct a futuristic flying machine using the New England Air Museum’s collection of LEGOs. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories, and winners need not be present to win. Adults $12.50, children (ages 4-11) $7, children under 3 are free. New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks

10:30am – 2:30pm: Family Friday 10:30am: Animal Families- Wildlife Studio: Animals can be furry, scaly, or covered in feathers. Figure out which of the animals at Imagine Nation are closely related when we study what animal family they belong to. 11am: Join us for an interactive hand-drumming session including a wide variety of drums provided by Jami Ray Circle of Beats. 11:30am: Story Cubes- Playbox Theater: Do you ever ask for a bedtime story? Which story is your favorite? Learn some creative ways that you or your family can become the storyteller! 1pm: Family Yoga with Heather Tartarelli 1:30pm: My Family Tree- Art Studio: Families can be very different but the one thing they all have in common is that they care for you. Join us in the art studio today to talk about your family and create a project that represents them! Blick art materials will be providing art programs and activities during this time. Imagine Nation, Bristol



4 – 5:30pm: The Jr. Farm Apprentice Program offers an opportunity for students ages 8-12 years old to experience a connection between raising healthy livestock, growing a variety of plants and eating well. Experience Spring on the farm at Northwest Park! Students will learn homesteading skills such as feeding livestock, collecting eggs, spinning wool, growing and harvesting vegetables and cooking. Runs until May 26th. $65 Windsor residents, $75 non-residents. Northwest Park, Windsor

5 – 8pm: Rockin’ Kid’s Night Out Drop the kids off for a rockin’ night out at TLGT. We will decorate fun t-shirts and even sing karaoke. A dinner suited for rock stars will be served as well. $45 per child. Ages 4-10. The Little Green Tambourine, Canton

5:30 – 7:30pm: Eat the Rainbow There are so many wonderful colors in food, so why not use them? Together, we’ll create natural food coloring from surprising ingredients. Menu: Natural Food Coloring, Crazy-Colored Cheesy Orecchiette, Eat Your Colors Salad What to Expect: Find out how to make food coloring from natural ingredients. Discover how to make pasta from scratch. Join us as we hone our knife skills by cutting different vegetables. ShopRite, Bristol and Manchester

5:30 – 8:30pm: Parents’ Night Out! Need an evening without the kids? My Gym’s Parents’ Night Out gives our parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break. Go out for a night on the town feeling confident that your little ones are safe and having the time of their lives with their favorite My Gym teachers. This incredible evening for your children is filled with a variety of fun games, rides and activities, and they won’t want the night to end! And don’t worry about food – we’ll take care of that too!! Pizza dinner is always included and siblings are always half off! $40 per child. My Gym – West Hartford, Glastonbury and Enfield.

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6:30 – 8:30pm: Silk Scarf Dyeing Art Party Gather with friends and other creative folks to learn a fun and fabulous way to apply vibrant dyes to pure silk with Lis-el Crowley. While sipping libations and nibbling on goodies, you will be shown a freeform and easy technique for applying a rainbow of beautiful dyes to a sumptuous silk scarf. Scarves can be folded, pleated, knotted, etc. to create unique and interesting patterns. Then dye is applied in your choice of colors. The scarves are steam set in the microwave, rinsed and ironed revealing your stunning work of wearable art. Scarves are a generous 14 x 72 inches, pure silk habotai. Whether you are a “creatively challenged” individual or an experienced artist, you will find new ways to express yourself with this fantastic medium and technique. Fee: $35 includes materials fee for one scarf, glass of wine and refreshments. Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon

6 – 8:30pm: Hill-Stead Uncorked! An evening of wine tasting, wine pulls, generous hors d’oeuvres and fabulous new friends. Experience small group tours of Hill-Stead’s best kept secret – the Wine Cellar. Tickets: $20. Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington


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7 – 9pm: One Big Home Film Screening Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character. Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. Join us just in time for Earth Day 2017 for this thought-provoking film. Tickets are $5. Purchase tickets online and in advance. Mark Twain House, Hartford

7:45 – 8:45pm: Westmoor Park Family Spring Peeper Hike Join Westmoor Park Naturalists as we take a hike at sunset. We will be on the lookout for Spring Peeper frogs, and other early arrivals to our woodlands. We will also listen for owls, search for “night-shift” mammals, and explore the woods after the sun goes down. Dress to be outside. All participants must be registered. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $6 per person. Westmoor Park, West Hartford



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Friday, April 21st – Saturday, April 22nd

Friday 7 – 8pm and Saturday 8am – 1pm: CLG MOPS Consignment Sale Gently used items for babies and children. Everything from clothing, baby gear, books, toys and more! Rain or shine, this is an indoors event and open to the the public. Come early for the best selection! Church of the Living God, Manchester

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Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd

{Last Call} 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.” $25 General admission, $30 VIP. Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall

Saturday, April 22nd

8 – 10am: Youth Fishing Derby Compete for the biggest, smallest, first and most trout caught, or just enjoy a morning of fishing with your child on Saturday, April 22, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at J.B. Williams Pond. Prizes raffled every 15 minutes. Four age categories: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15. No bait restrictions. No physical parental assistance allowed except baiting and casting. Youth ages 4-15. Pre-registration not required. Free. Williams Park, Glastonbury



9 – 11am: Westmoor Park Basics for the Vegetable and Fruit Garden We will spend the morning discussing the basic steps to starting a vegetable and fruit garden on your property. We will visit our greenhouse, our new fruit orchard and our vegetable garden. We will be discussing the advantages of starting from seed versus plants. We will cover the best time to start your seeds, planting times, soil conditions, harvesting and maintenance. Please come with your questions and dress for the weather. Ages 18 and up. $22 per person. Westmoor Park, West Hartford

9am – 3pm: Certified Babysitter Training is designed to teach 11-15 year olds how to: respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing and more, make good decisions under pressure, communicate effectively with parents, recognize safety and hygiene issues, manage young children, feed, diaper and care for infants, and start a babysitting business! Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certification card. $90.00 per participant. Windsor Community Center

9am – 5pm: Bus Trip to the Finnish American Heritage Society CHS will offer a bus trip to the Finnish American Heritage Society in Canterbury, where participants will tour the Hall, enjoy a Finnish lunch, and then visit several sites of historical significance to the community in eastern Connecticut. Commentary for the tour will be provided by historians Rachel Carley and Burton Jernstrom. The bus will depart from the CHS at 9am and return at 5pm. The trip costs $40 for CHS members, $45 for non-members, and $25 for those who meet at the Hall at 10:30am. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford

10am – 12pm: Citizen Science Workshop: Earth Day Action Participants will learn to use the Creek Critters phone app to collect and identify freshwater invertebrates. Participants will learn to use the Creek Critters phone app to collect and identify freshwater invertebrates. In small teams, we’ll collect critters before gently returning them in the wetlands of beautiful adjacent Earle Park and the nearby Connecticut River (and we’ll pick up any trash we may find). Back at the Center, we’ll share our findings, snack on yummy treats and learn about how we can continue to monitor and take care of our freshwater wetlands throughout the year. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet – and be prepared for a splashing good time. RSVP is required as space is limited. CAS members $8, non-members $10. Connecticut Audubon Society Center, Glastonbury

10am – 12pm: Earth Day Poetry Hike Explore the cultural and natural history of the park and trail and the traprock ridge on which they sit. We’ll stop to read poems along the way and have a brown-bag lunch with more poems and conversation. Bring your own work or favorites by others to read, if you want. We will be joined by fine nature poets and writers Amy Nawrocki, Eric Lehman and Virginia Shreve who will read and gladly respond to questions about writing and publishing. Bring a brown-bag lunch. 2.5-4.5 mile hike, will be moderate and not rushed. Registration is not required, but greatly appreciated. Penwood State Park, Bloomfield

10am – 2pm: Spend Earth Day weekend outside with us! Environmental Learning Center, Bristol

10:30am and 1:30pm: “Textile Treasures II” Digging Deeper Tour Brilliantly colored and richly detailed clothing, shoes, and linens dating from the 1700s and mid-1800s will be featured during the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum “Textile Treasures II” Digging Deeper Tour. Space is limited and advance-ticket purchase is recommended for this behind-the-scenes view of an historic and well-preserved collection! $20 general admission. This is an updated version of last year’s tour, with additional materials.

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11:30am – 1pm: Book Signing with Tracy Nelson Maurer Writer and children’s literature super-fan Tracey Nelson Maurer travels from Minnesota to join us in West Hartford for a special book signing and talk about her new book, Noah Webster’s Fighting Words. She will be at the Blue Back Square Barnes and Noble from 11:30am to 1pm and will give a talk, have kids activities, and sign books. A Book Fair to support the Noah Webster House will also take place that day.

1 – 2:30pm: Fairy Fun Join us for an afternoon of fairy fun at TLGT! Each child will decorate their own fairy house to add to the fairy garden they create. They will each create a container fairy garden complete with their fairy house, plants and decorations they choose. After creating their own fairy gardens, they will hunt for fairy stones. $30 per child. Ages 5-10. Drop-off class. The Little Green Tambourine, Canton


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April 22

2pm: The Trevor Project Fundraiser Join actor/writer James Lecesne for a screening of his Academy Award-winning short film, Trevor. We will follow the film with a raffle, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. All proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project, founded by Mr. Lecesne. The event is free with admission to the performance. 

2pm: Audio Described Performances For patrons who are blind or have low vision. Hartford Stage


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5:30 – 8:30pm: Kids Night Out Kids will enjoy a variety of different sports , games, challenges and contests,  crafts and board games,  pizza and snacks. $30 per child. K-6. Mandell JCC, West Hartford


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8pm: Comedy Night: Eddie Brill is a well-respected and exceptionally funny stand-up comedian here in the USA and abroad. Brill has been a regular on the comedy scene in England since 1989, and has since worked in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, France, Holland, and Hong Kong. Brill has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries…including ten appearances on “The Late Show” and an appearance on the FX hit series, “Louie.” Has has been the audience warm-up guy for many shows, including the “Dana Carvey Show,” “Madigan Men,” “This is Your Life,” and early episodes of “Saved By The Bell,” and appeared in numerous films…most recently “30 Years To Life” with Tracy Morgan. Brill has also lent his vocal talents in many animated series including Comedy Central’s “Dr Katz” and ABC’s “Science Court.” Along with Norman Lear in 1978, Brill helped create one of the first ever college comedy writing departments in the country at Emerson College in Boston. He also helped create the Emerson Comedy Workshop, which was founded in 1976 and continues to thrive today. He currently teaches a highly acclaimed stand-up comedy workshop worldwide that helps comics young and old take their comedy work to the next level. 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville

Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd:

Saturday 8:30pm – 2am and Sunday from 8:30am – 9:30pm: CT Barber Expo Over 450 Barbers will compete in a variety of categories ranging from Freestyle with Color, Freestyle Without Color, Speed Challenge, Theme Challenge and Self Haircutting Challenge. Attendance at last years battle was over 5,800 people. This years Barber Expo will feature an incredible Barber Battle with several categories, Educational classes by the industry’s top barbers, vendor booths, product demonstrations, barbershop quartet, platform artists and giveaways. Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford


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