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.
Newtown: 'The Retreat From Moscow'
First performed at the Chichester Festival Theater in October 1999, "The Retreat From Moscow" is the powerful story of the end of a three-decade marriage and the emotional fallout that changes the lives of everyone touched by it. The performance begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Town Players' Little Theatre.
Brookfield: Annual Book Sale
Brookfield Library is holding its annual Friends of the Library Book Sale this weekend through Sunday, Sept. 30. Those who wait until Sunday can fill a bag with whatever is left over for just $5. Check out the event listing above for more details.
The Annual Southbury Celebration offers music, food and fireworks. The event takes place at Lake Stibbs at the Southbury Training School. Admission is free and gates open at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Woodbury Scholarship Fund will be holding its second annual fundraiser. There are bike rides for a variety of riders: 50 miles (7:45 a.m.), 25 miles 8:30 a.m.), 10 (9:15 a.m.), and 5 (9:30 a.m.) miles. There will be a 5K Run at 9 a.m. and a 5 K walk.
The event includes unlimited park rides, parking, wine tasting, chocolate tasting, cheese tasting and a sampling of everything organic courtesy of local businesses. There will also be live entertainment, a silent auction and a door prize of a 50” flat screen television.
Trumbull: Animal Shelter Adoption Day
Trumbull Animal Shelter has many cats & kittens and some dogs available for adoption.
THSGEMB 30th Annual Fall Classic
Musical Arts Conference (MAC) competition featuring 10 high school marching bands at Trumbull High School.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute, Gold Star Mothers and Families Weekend, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Indian Ledge Park in Trumbull. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. with the Gold Star Ceremony at 1 p.m. For more information, visit ctfallenheroes.org.
Westport-Weston Restaurant Week
Dine in one of Westport or Weston’s fine dining establishments, trying a new restaurant or supporting a “favorite” during the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week.
Trumbull: Coffeehouse for Teens
The new monthly coffeehouse for teens begins on Saturday, Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. and will happen on the last Saturday of the month, thereafter. The coffeehouse will be a chaperoned, sober event sponsored by Grace Church and offered to the teens of Trumbull and surrounding communities for the purpose of providing a welcoming and accepting space for teens to be themselves, to enjoy music and the arts, and to grow in community.
Fairfield: 25th Annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge
Open to the public for a small registration fee, the huge, morning long event on Sunday, Sept. 30, features fun activities for all ages: a 5K Road Race on a certified course through scenic Southport Harbor, a 2-mile Fitness Walk and Kids' Fun Run (100-yard scamper, 1/2 Mile Jog, 1 Mile Run).
Registration opens at 8 a.m. Events start at 9. Rain or Shine. Proceeds benefit 16 local charities. For more information or to pre-register online, visit www.bigelowtea.com or call Pat Sorgenti at 203-334-1212.
Breast Cancer Survivors & Supporters Kick Off “Paint the Town Pink” Campaign on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Stamford's Veterans Park. Decked out in pink attire, local breast cancer survivors and supporters will stand alongside Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and WABC-TV’s Senior Meteorologist Bill Evans to literally “Paint the Town Pink” in Veteran’s Park.
Darien: 'To the Table' Art Show
To the Table is a five-week long juried art sale with paintings, watercolors and photographs depicting the farm to table phenomenon and more: Farms, barns, farm animals, fruits and vegetables, flowers and orchards, roadside stands and markets and fishing. Enjoy the art and a free wine and cheese reception from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.
The Norwalk Fire Department and Department of Public Works will be sponsoring a joint Open House on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Center and NFD Training tower on South Smith Street. In support of the Food Pantry at Christan Community Action (CCA) in Norwalk, the Departments are sponsoring a food drive as part of this year’s open house. All visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items; especially peanut butter, jelly, soup and kid friendly school snacks.
New Canaan Nature Center Harvest Festival
On Saturday, come experience “NATURE ON TAP” at the New Canaan Nature Center’s first annual Harvest Festival celebrating local beers, bites and bands! Sample a variety of beers from regional brewers, delicious bites from local chefs and live music at the Nature Center’s 40-acre outdoor sanctuary. There are two sessions: 3-6 p.m. or 7-10 p.m. Must be 21 or older. Visit www.newcanaannature.org for details.