Weekend Events: Pumpkins and Politics

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a roundup of happenings this weekend.


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. 

Presidential Politics: Behind the Scenes

Where: Jewish Federation of Western CT, Southbury

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Cost: $18 

Description: Iris Burnett, who has been a political advisor to two presidents and many elected officials, will give a presentation titled, “Presidential Politics: Behind the Scenes” in Southbury.

Monroe Elementary Great Pumpkin Fair

Where: Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Moonbounces, children's games, face painting, bounce house, a haunted house maze, popular vendors, raffles and Silent Auction. Some of our silent auction items include ticket to see a taping of Jimmy Fallon, 4 tickets to sit in the grandstand at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Disney hopper passes and many many more. Homemade treats, fried dough, grilled fare, cotton candy and popcorn are also available.

Milford: Tag Sale to Benefit FeralCare and Nutmeg Clinic

Where: 63 Camden St, Milford, CT

When: Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 9 a.m., RAIN DATE: Sun., Oct. 21

Cost: Free

Description: All proceeds will help the cats and dogs we have aided with spay/neuter and vaccines. Lots of antiques, household items, toys, fabric, Christmas, and other miscellaneous goods.

BBQ and Pumpkins

Where: P.J.'s Garden Exchange, 4244 Madison Ave., Trumbull

When: Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Woodbury: All Hollow's Eve at the Glebe House

Where: The Glebe House and Gertrude Jekyll Garden

When: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Cost: Tickets in advance are $10 per person and $20 per family. At the door, tickets are $12 per person and $25 per family.

Description: Cemetery tours, costumed people portray ghosts of Woodbury's past. See article for full description.

"Barefoot in the Park" at Center Stage Shelton

Where: Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Shelton CT

When: Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.

Cost: Adults $25, Students $10

Description: In this winsome comedy, newlyweds Corie and Paul negotiate their first apartment, eccentric neighbors and a meddling mother. This Neil Simon hit sparkles with lively wordplay and laughs as well as charming characters who find joy amid inspired lunacy.

Marc Michaud October 20, 2012 at 09:47 AM
Is this is the NEWTOWN PATCH? we have nothing here from Newtown. What about the Great Pumpkin Race which will be held at Edmund Town Hall from 10:00 till 2:00? http://www.newtownlions.com/pages/Great%20Pumkin%20Race/img6.jpg
Jaimie Cura October 20, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Thanks for the reminder, Marc. I'll be sure to send out the event link on Facebook too.
Karen Kravec October 20, 2012 at 01:41 PM
The St. Rose Walkathon and 5k race is tomorrow too! http://www.strosefund.com/index.php/about/run
Jaimie Cura October 20, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Oh awesome, thanks for posting that, Karen! I love it when we get a great community compilation of events going - much appreciation for your contributions!
Jenn Hubal October 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Any info you can provide on Halloween activities...trick or trunk? Trick or treating on Main Street??


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