Week 21 of 52

Mommy Hack of the week from our friends at Babies R Us, with locations in Manchester, Newington and West Hartford



Monday, May 22nd

Happy National Maritime Day – a quick shout out to Plainville Historic Center! The Plainville Historic Center is in the former town hall (1890) focuses on Plainville’s early days, including the era of the Farmington Canal (1827-47).

6:30 – 8pm: Make a Yarn Envelope at Michael’s



6:30pm: Science on Screen (Rated R) at Real Art Ways in Hartford

7pm: Middletown Goes to the Symphony at The Bushnell in Hartford

8pm: A Night with Medium Karen Kilmartin at Crystal Bees in Southington

Monday, May 22nd – Monday, October 9th



Tuesday, May 23rd

Happy National Taffy Day!

10am – 12pm: New Britain Red Loop Walking Tour

12:30 – 9pm: Scoop Night for St. Gabriel School at Dairy Cream in Windsor Locks

5:30pm: Author Talk: A Southern Belle in the Land of Twain at The Mark Twain House in Hartford



6 – 7:30pm: Dragon Boating 101 at Riverside Park in Hartford (runs until June 13th)

6:30 – 8pm: Make a Summer Floral Arrangement at Michael’s



7:30pm: AfterWords Discussion of Heartbreak House at Hartford Stage (Reoccurs on 5/30)



Tuesday, May 23rd – Sunday, June 11th


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Tuesday, May 23rd – Thursday, June 15th



Wednesday, May 24th:

Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day!

7 – 8:30am: Warbler Wednesday at Indian Rock Nature Preserve in Bristol

10:30am and 12pm: Pete the Cat at Lincoln Theater in West Hartford



2:30pm: AfterWords Discussion of Heartbreak House at Hartford Stage 

2:45-4pm: Snapology Engineers (ages 7-14) at Unitarian Universalist Church in West Hartford



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6pm: Rose from around the World at Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern in Simsbury

6 – 9:30pm: Harmonic ReWalk in Concert at Blue Back Square in West Hartford

7pm: Bird Protection & Outdoor Cats at Trinity College in Hartford

7 – 8:30pm: Author Talk & Book Signing (50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.) at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford



Thursday, May 25th

Happy National Wine Day! – Reminds me of the bottle of wine I was given as a gift from the Moms of Moms Time Out for being a guest on their show. Stay tuned for Thursday’s in June when the show will air. 

10am and 12pm: Skippyjon Jones Snow What at Lincoln Theater in West Hartford

1 – 2pm and 4-5pm: Film Screening: The Shakers at the NBMAA



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6 – 6:45pm: Free Fitness Bootcamp at Blue Back Square in West Hartford

6 – 7:30pm: Dragon Boating 101 at Riverside Park in Hartford (runs until June 15th)

6 – 8pm: Summer Concert Series at Mill Pond Park in Newington (reoccurs until July 27 – with raindates on August 3rd and 10th)




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7pm: Author Talk: At the Broken Places at The Mark Twain House in Hartford


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Friday, May 26th:

National Heat Awareness Day! Make sure you and your little ones are using insulated water bottles to stay fresh. Our trick: packing ice packs in wipes containers for a quick refresh throughout the day. What’s your mommy trick for refuge and relief from the oncoming Summer Heat? Let us know at @MomfordCounty #MomfordCounty or comment below. 

10:30am – 12pm: Mini Pizza Open Play at The Little Green Tambourine in Canton



6pm: Party at the PAC at Simsbury Meadows

6:30 – 8pm: Planning with Michael’s

8 – 11pm: Comedy Night at Parkade Cinemas & Entertainment in Manchester

Friday, May 26th – Sunday, May 27th:



Friday, May 26th – Sunday, June 17th:



Saturday, May 27th

Happy National Grape Popsicle Day!

9am: Memorial Day Parade in Wethersfield

9am – 2pm: Berlin Fire Departments Car Show

10am: Revolutionary War Encampment at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield

10 – 11:30am: Installing Tile Backsplash Workshop at Home Depot 

10am – 1pm: Farmington’s Freedom Trail: The Amistad Story and the Underground Railroad with the Historical Society at the First Church of Christ in Farmington


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Pete the Cate Storytime


11am – 2pm: Pop-up Market at the NBMAA

11am – 4pm: 2nd Annual Spring Festival at Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre in Wethersfield

{Hop, Skip & a Jump} 11am – 5pm: Water Park opens for the Season at Quassy in Middlebury P.S. Friday’s are 50-cents for hot dogs, Pepsi’s and rides and Saturday nights are $50 Carload Nights (run until 9/3)



1 – 2:45pm: CFPA Ramble: Explore an Old Railroad at Cheney Railroad Trail in Manchester

1 – 3pm: Make Patriotic Crazy Hair Headbands and Slime at Michael’s



2 – 4pm: Pushing Static Concert at Blue Back Square in West Hartford

3pm: Spectacle at Real Art Ways in Hartford



7 – 9pm: Riverfront Summer Pops: Salute America at Great River Park in Hartford 

8pm: The Legends Live On at the The University of Saint Joseph’s Autorino Center for the Arts in West Hartford



Saturday, May 27th – Sunday, May 28th:


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2pm and 7:30pm: Open Captioned Performances of Heartbreak Hotel at Hartford Stage

Sunday, May 28th

Happy National Hamburger Day! Have you tried GoldBurger’s (Newington, CT) Bacon, Egg and Cheese Burger yet? 

9 – 11am: Indoor Rock Climbing for Kids at Central Rock Gym in Glastonbury

10am – 12:30pm: Kids Mountain Bike Clinic (ages 8-12) at Winding Trails in Farmington

10:30am: Marlborough Lions Club Round The Lake 5K




1:30 – 3:30pm: Adult & Teen Mountain Bike Skills Clinic (ages 13 and up) at Winding Trails in Farmington

2 – 9pm: The Inaugural Connecticut House Music Festival at Bushnell Park in Hartford

3pm: Reclaimed Wood Workshop at Scene Art Bar in Unionville

4 – 6pm: Lauren Marina Music at Blue Back Square in West Hartford

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