This Weekend: 'A Delicate Balance,' Bellydancing and More!

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

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.

Mothering the Mother Bellydance

When: February 4

Where: 170 Greenwood Ave., Bethel CT

Cost: Free

Description: Bellydancing is the original Pregnancy and Labor preparation class! In ancient cultures women gathered together to support one another and to Bellydance for their fertility, pregnancy and labor. The movements we will use are gentle, circular, and rhythmic...perfect for your changing body! Discover the joy of dancing through your pregnancy and labor when you join me in this unique class that combines breath/relaxation techniques, affirmations and the artistry of bellydance. Your first class is FREE!


Stray Kats Present 'A Delicate Balance' at HealingNewtown Arts Space

When: Begins Saturday, Feb. 2

Where: 5 Queen Street, Newtown CT

Cost: $25.

Description: The Stray Kats Theatre Company, a not-for-profit professional theatre,  will present a staged reading of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “A Delicate Balance”, at the brand newHealingNewtown Arts Space located  at 5 Queen Street, Newtown.



Bethany: Family Game Day

Where: Clark Memorial Library, 538 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT

When: Noon Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: Free

Description: Come out of the cold and enjoy time with your family playing board games. The games will be geared for ages 3 to adult. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.


Bridgeport: Chowdafest

Where: Webster Bank Arena (600 Main Street, Bridgeport)

When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 -12, kids 5 and under are free.

Description: "Chowdafest is the premier soup & chowder competition where you are the judge!  Sample over 30 different decadent chowder, soup & bisques then rate your favorites."


Brookfield: Independent Winter Color Guard

Where: Brookfield High School, 45 Long Meadow Hill Rd.

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: $10

Description: Thirty-one schools competing from all over the state participate. Newtown’s Color Guard will be performing and the show will be dedicated to The Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families.


Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT

When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: The Bart Starr Award is voted on by NFL players and recognizes one player for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.  The first-ever webcast presentation will be held in the Darien Library Community Room starting at 9:30 A.M. and ending by no later than 11:00 A.M.  Darien High School Football Coach Rob Trifone will add his own perspective on the importance of character for athletes.


Middlebury: How to Save Money with Couponing

Where: Tula Family Enrichment Center, 489 Middlebury Rd.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3

Cost: $30

Description: Missie Morris, who was featured on Better Connecticut, is coming to Tula this Sunday to teach us all how to coupon and save some money. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-527-7324 or visiting the Tula website.


Naugatuck: Perform for Peace

Where: Naugatuck High School

When: 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: $10; $5 if you bring a non-perishable food item for the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank

Description: This concert will benefit the Dawn Hochsprung Memorial Fund: "Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was the principal who died while trying to protect her Sandy Hook Elementary School Family. The scholarship will benefit students of her hometown of Naugatuck who are planning to pursue a career in education.


Where: Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT

When: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:00 pm

Cost: $15.00

Description: It will be hard to control your “jazz hands” once the FCCC raises the curtain on this year’s selection of Broadway show-stoppers!


Old Greenwich: Taste of Game Time

Where: Kings Food Markets, 26 Arcadia Rd, Old Greenwich, CT

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: Free.

Description: Kings in Greenwich is hosting a “Taste of Game Time” event, welcoming Chef Rui Correia of Douro Restaurant on Saturday, February 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 sampling many of our unique products, In addition to sampling, shoppers can enter to win the “Dine Out or Stay In Mexican Style” sponsored by Rosa Mexicano and to round out the day, consumers can purchase a “Super Bag” that will be donated to Neighbor to Neighbor.


Old Greenwich: Safe Roads at Greenwich Point

Where: Greenwich Point, Tods Driftway & Shore Rd, Old Greenwich, CT

When: 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3

Cost: Free.

Description: Walkers, bikers, etc and enjoy traffic restricted roadway past the main parking area at Greenwich Point. Sponsored by The Friends of Greenwich Point in cooperation with the town of Greenwich Parks Department.


Orange: Adjusting for Sandy Hook

Where: Advanced Spine and Sport, 501 Boston Post Rd.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: $20 suggested donation

Description: Get adjusted by local chiropractors in exchange for a donation to benefit a Sandy Hook memorial fund.


Orange: MTL Valentine Children's Fair

Where: Mary L. Tracy School, 650 Schoolhouse Lane

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: Free

Description: Activities include a silent auction, raffle baskets, a cake walk, a cupcake decorating station, crafts, face and nail painting, glitter tattoos and game stations.


Oxford: Thom Thumb & PT Barnum Talk

Where: Oxford's Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum

When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.

Cost: $3 for adults; children 12 and under get in free

Description: “Barnum, Tom Thumb and the Tornado” will be the topics of an illustrated talk by Marion O’Keefe on Sunday, February 3, at 3 p.m. at the Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum.


Where: Georgetown School of the Arts

When: The first event is scheduled for Feb. 9. Info on more dates is available by clicking the above link on the title.

Cost: $35

Description: Adults who want to return to painting, learn to paint, or paint with friends and loved ones are invited to participate in Masters & Mixers, a new, painting and wine experience offered at Georgetown School of the Arts.


Ridgefield: Teddy Bear Care

Where: 223 W Mountain Rd, Ridgefield, CT

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: Free

Description: Bring your bear (or favorite stuffed animal) for a special check-up with a Teddy Bear nurse.


Trumbull: The Friends of the Trumbull Library February Book Nook Sale

Where:  The Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St, Trumbull, CT

When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 9:00 am

Cost: By the book

Description: A great selection of fiction, fabulous children's books,and media. A select group of non-fiction offered at half-price. Donations welcome.


Weston: Take Your Child To The Library Day

Where: Weston Public Library, 56 Norfield Rd.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: Free

Description: Enter a raffle for a Friends of the Weston Public Library tote bag filled with goodies.


Wilton: Stitch-In-Public-Day

Where: Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: Free

Description: Members of the Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will be  stitching in public all day in the Gallery of the Wilton Library. Come see the hand-embroidered items on display.


Woodbridge: JCC Largest Loser Casting Call

Where: Jewish Community Center of New Haven, 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge

When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3

Cost: Free

Description: The Largest Loser is a 12-week fitness and lifestyle program that encourages participants to lose weight, and modify their behavior to live a healthier lifestyle.


Woodbury: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Where: Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St S, Woodbury, CT

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

Cost: Free

Description: A scavenger hunt, playtime with LEGOs, a Groundhog Day craft, storytime and musical fun will take place.


Woodbury: Kenyan Minister to Speak at Church

Where: North Congregational Church, 11 Main St. North

When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3

Cost: Free

Description: Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama will speak during the service. African drumming and song will be part of the service. There will also be a free will
offering to be given in support of the Nambale Magnet School in western Kenya. The public is welcome to share in both the service and reception.

About this column: From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.


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