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Why Go: Cheapest movies around.
2. , Oxford
Where/When: , Thu - Sat, 8pm; Sat, Sun, 2pm
Why Go: Come see the classic musical of a young couple in love and the obstacles they face.
Pricing: Adults, $12; students and seniors, $8.
3. , Newtown
Where/When: , Sunday, noon - 3pm
Why Go: Enjoy dance and music performances while helping this charity, which benefits newborn and pediatric units in memory of Brady Hinton.
Where/When: , Woodbury, Thursday, 9am - 11:30am
Why Go: Bring children ages 3 to 5 to learn about nature while creating various arts and crafts.
Pricing: Non-members, $27 per class
5. , Brookfield
Where/When: , April 2, 3, 9, 10, 10am - 5pm
Why Go: Bring the kids to see a variety of model trains laid out, as well as antique trains and railroad memorabilia.
Pricing: Adults, $4; seniors, $3; children 14 and younger, $1.
6. Spring Fever Fest, Newtown
Where/When: , Saturday, 1pm - 4pm
Why Go: Bring the family for cooking demonstrations, games, crafts, Wii bowling and a raffle. All proceeds benefit .
Pricing: $5 per person; $20 per family (includes food, drink and activities)
7. , New Milford
Where/When: New Milford High School, Saturday, 8pm - 11pm
Why Go: Listen to music and enjoy the laser light show at this Pink Floyd tribute by Beyond the Wall.
Pricing: $25 per ticket
8. (formerly Wickes Lumber), Newtown
Where/When: , Saturday, 8am - 3pm
Why Go: Bring the family for a free breakfast or lunch, including games for the kids while parents browse the home supplies.
9. , Southbury
Where/When: , Saturday, 1pm
Why Go: Attend a benefit concert for tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan organized by a Memorial Middle School teacher. All donations will go to victim relief efforts.
Pricing: Free, donations collected
10. , Newtown
Where/When: , Sunday, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Why Go: Come view photographs and meet members of the 2nd Co. Governor's Horse Guard.