Week 22 of 52

Monday, May 29th

Happy Memorial Day from our family to yours! Pass on this tip to anyone who is serving or who has served including their immediate family members; Blue Star Museums offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  This includes the following Museums in Hartford County: the American Clock & Watch Museum, Imagine Nation and The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, the Hill-Stead Museum and Stanley-Whitman House in Farmington, the Butler-McCook House & Garden, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Isham-Terry House, The Connecticut Historical Society, The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, New Britain Youth Museum in Kensington, Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester, New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Simsbury Historical Society in Simsbury, Barnes Museum in Southington, Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden in Suffield and the Vintage Hi Fi Museum in West Hartford.

Tuesday, May 30th

5 – 9pm: Roots Benefit Night at The Flatbread Company in Canton

5:30 – 7pm: New Britain’s Memorial Day Parade

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

6 – 8pm: Cooking Class with Chef Prasad at INDIA Restaurant & Bar in West Hartford

6:30 – 8:30pm: Season’s Bounty Cooking Class (for adults) at ShopRite in Bristol

6:30 – 8:30pm: Make Watermelon Cupcakes at Michaels 

7 – 10pm: Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic at Sea Tea in Hartford

7:30pm: AfterWords Discussion of Heartbreak House at Hartford Stage 

Tuesday, May 30th – Sunday, June 4th

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I at the Bushnell in Hartford

Tuesday, May 30th – Monday, October 9th

Tuesday, May 30th – Sunday, June 11th

Heartbreak House

Tuesday, May 30th – Thursday, June 15th

Wednesday, May 31st:

$1.50 Scoops at Baskin-Robbins


7pm: The Significance of the Wethersfield Raid in the Pequot War in Wethersfield

7pm: Mark My Word: Amy Dickinson and Gina Barreca at The Mark Twain House in Hartford

7 – 9pm: Bowl for the Cure at Crystal Bees in Southington

Thursday, June 1st:

10 – 11am: Rose and History Tour at Elizabeth Park in Hartford

3 – 6pm: Paint Your Own Flower Pot at Wethersfield Farmers’ Market

4 – 5pm: Milk Jug Garden (ages 6-11) at Westmoor Park in West Hartford

5 – 8pm: Art After Dark: Mood Room at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford

5:30 – 7:30pm: Wine Walk at the Village in Avon

5:30 – 8pm: Imagine Main Street in Manchester


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

6 – 7:30pm: Museum After Hours: Magnificent Carousels of Connecticut at New England Carousel Museum in Bristol

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

6 – 8pm: Hiking Yoga at Case Mountain in Manchester

6 -9 pm: Celebrating Women’s Leadership at Hartford Marriott Downtown

6 – 9pm: Craft For Causes at Hog River Brewing Co. in Hartford

7pm: Disturbing the Peace at Real Art Ways in Hartford

7:30pm: Patient H. M., A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets at Porter Memorial Hall in Farmington

Thursday, June 1st – Sunday, June 4th

Thursday 5 – 10pm, Friday 11am – 11pm, Saturday 11am – Midnight and Sunday from 12-5pm: St. George’s Annual Greek Festival in Hartford

Times Vary Daily: 3rd Annual Celebrate Bloomfield

Thursday, June 1st – Friday, June 30th

Friday, June 2nd:

8:15am – 12pm: When Women Lead at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Hartford

8:30am – 1:30pm: Arts Innovation Day at Manchester Community College

4pm: Breaking Through Power Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in West Hartford

6 – 11pm: Wetherfield Mayor’s Charity Ball at Wethersfield Country Club

7:30pm: Hartford Opera Theater: The Tender Land at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford

7:30pm: West Hartford Women’s Chorale Spring Concert at First Baptist Church of West Hartford

Friday, June 2nd – Saturday, June 3rd

Friday at 6:30pm, Saturday at 2:30 and 4:30pm: Evjen Academy of Performing Arts Students Showcase at the Bushnell in Hartford

Friday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 17th:

Friday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 18th

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Saturday, June 3rd

7am – 9:30am: Nature Walk at Cedar Mountain in Newington

8am: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Bushnell Park in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation

9 – 10am: FVTC National Trails Day Ride (10 mile, 21 mile and 30 mile rides)

9 – 10am: Infant Massage Workshop in West Hartford

9 – 10am: Community Yoga at Live Right Wellness in Wethersfield

9 – 10am: Nature Walk from LaSalette Park to Hawk Hill Farm in Bloomfield

9 – 10:45am: Nature Walk at Hatchery Brook Conservation Area in Berlin

9 – 11am: Hike at Newgate Wildlife Mgmt Area on the Farmington Valley Greenway in East Granby 

9am – 12pm: Sunset Rock Walk in New Britain

9am – 2pm: Hike at Ragged Mountain in Berlin

9am – 3pm: 1st Annual Car Show in Granby

9:30 – 11:15am: Educational Walk at Power Dams Trail in Farmington

9:30 – 11:30am: Educational Walk at AW Stanley Nature Trail in New Britain

9:30am – 12pm: Hike at Farmington River Park in Bloomfield

9:30am – 12:30pm: Hike at Simsbury Land Trust

9:30am – 5pm: Imagine Nation Loves Southington at Imagine Nation in Bristol

9:45am – 1:30pm: Hike at Metacomet Trail in Plainville

10am: American Girl Birthday Party at Williams Sonoma in Canton

Wonder Woman Day

10 – 11am: Bridges and Boats for Kids with Captain Bob in Windsor

10 – 11:15am: Hike at Center Springs Park in Manchester

10 – 11:30am: Shinrin Yoku Forest Meditation at Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center in Bristol 

10 – 11:30am: Nature Walk at East Barber St. River Trail in Windsor

10 – 11am: Ready, Set, Registry Event at Babies R Us

10am – 12pm: Educational Walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford

10am – 12:30pm: Nature Walk at the Hill-Stead Farm in Farmington

10am – 1pm: Hike from Tunxis Trail to White Rock Overlook in Southington

10am – 1pm: Family Program: Hartford Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo at Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford


10am – 2pm: Touch A Truck at Gideon Welles School in Glastonbury

10am – 2pm: Nature Walk at Carlson Program Center in Bristol

10am – 3pm: Saturday’s Grand Opening at Killam & Bassette Farmstead in South Glastonbury

10am – 3pm: Rock Climbing at Pinnacle Mountain in Plainville

10am – 4pm: Wethersfield House Tour

10am – 4pm: A Garden Party Celebrating a Palette of Local Treasures in Simsbury

10am – 5pm: Bloom Sale & Celebration in West Hartford

10:30am and 1:30pm: “Textile Treasures II” Digging Deeper Tour at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield

10:30am – 12pm: Educational Walk at the Great Meadows Conservation Trust Wood Parcel in Wethersfield

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11am – 3pm: Creative Classes Open House at Michaels 

12pm: One World Market Arts Series in Hartford

12:45 – 2pm: Educational Walk at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill

1 – 3:30pm: Hunt for Wild Food with Wildman Steve Brill at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton

1:30 – 2:30pm: Nature Walk at Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve in Bloomfield

1:30 – 3pm: Historic Main Street & Old Burying Ground Walking Tour in Suffield


2pm: Audio Described Performance at Hartford Stage 

2pm: Garden Party Afternoon Tea at the Phelps Tavern in Simsbury

2 – 3:30pm: Educational Walk at Hill-Stead Museum’s Trails in Farmington

3pm: Family Nature Walk at Hungerford Park in Kensington

5pm: Generation Zero at Real Art Ways in Hartford

5 – 9pm: Fireworks at Cove Park (activities before 9pm fireworks) in Wethersfield

6pm: FVSO’s Annual Lawn Concert at First Congregational Church of Christ in Farmington

Saturday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 11th

Sunday, June 4th

9 – 11am: Kayak and Canoe Paddle the Connecticut River in Wethersfield

9am – 12pm: Hike at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington

9am – 12pm: Connecticut Trails Day Hiking and Yoga in Canton

9:30am – 12pm: Fitness Walk on the New England Trail in Suffield

10 – 11am: Hike at Scantic River State Park/Melrose in East Windsor

10 – 11am: Kayak and Canoe Paddle at Wethersfield Cove

10 – 11:30am: Hike the Metacomet Trail in Suffield

10am – 1pm: Hike Simsbury’s Blue and Red West Mountain Trails

10am – 2pm: Nature Walk at Merrie-Wood Program Center in Manchester

10am – 3pm: 30th Anniversary 4C’s Auto Show at New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks

10:15am: Autism Speaks Walk at Rentschler Field in East Hartford

10:15am – 12pm: Hike at Case Mountain in Manchester

11am: 16th Annual 5K Walk/Run at Standish Park in Wethersfield

11am – 12pm: Barre at the Brewery at Hog River Brewing Co. in Hartford

12pm: First Annual Talent Show at Lake Compounce

12 – 2:30pm: Yoga & Hike at Cotton Hollow Preserve in Glastonbury

1 – 2:30pm: Mimosas, Brunch, and DIY at Scene Art  Bar in Unionville

1 – 2pm: Educational Walk at Power Dams Trail in Farmington

1 – 3pm: Nature Walk at Glastonbury Audubon Center/Earle Park in Glastonbury

1 – 3pm: Pinnacle Ridge Hike in Plainville

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1 – 4pm: Militia Day at Welles-Shipman-Ward House in South Glastonbury

1 – 4pm: Explore Rye Street Park and Mountain Bike Trails in South Windsor

1 – 5pm: Simsbury Historic House Tour with Simsbury Historical Society

1:30 – 3pm: Hike at Seabury Wildwoods Trails in Bloomfield

1:30 – 4pm: Educational Walk at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area on Tunxis Trail in Burlington

1:45 – 3:30pm: Hike at Quarry Park in Rocky Hill

2 – 4pm: Lisa Matias Centre of Dance Studio Performance in West Hartford

2 – 3:30pm: Educational Walk in Canton

3pm: Hartford Opera Theater: The Tender Land at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford

3pm: Polo Opening Day Match at Farmington Polo Club

4pm: Music at the Red Door Concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford

4:30 – 6:30pm: Educational Walk at Bushnell Park/Capitol Walk in Hartford

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6 – 9:30pm: Auditions for Violet for Opera House Players in Broad Brook (Reoccurs on Monday, June 5th from 7-9:30pm)

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