Check our picks for family activities as well as new bars, restaurants and shops to explore.
1. - Oxford
Where/When: , Aug. 15, 7pm
Why Go: Spend Monday evening with friends and listen to some "Rhythm & Grooves".
2. - Southbury
Where/When: , Thu, 6pm
Why Go: Bring the kids in their pajamas to hear stories at the library.
3. - Southbury
Where/When: , 11am - 9:30pm
Why Go: Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by attending this event with all different music styles and genres, ranging from young talented kids to professional adults.
4. - Washington
Where/When: 78 Green Hill Road, Sat, 11am - 4pm
Why Go: Come taste products from local farms, spices, herbs, sauces, jams and jellies, ice cream and baked goods at this festival sponsored by St. John's Episcopal Church.
5. - Bethel
Where/When: 67 Stony Hill Road, Sun, 12:30pm – 5pm
Why Go: Master Gardeners will answer questions, and there will be free refreshments, demonstrations and a plant raffle.
6. - Newtown
Where/When: , Aug. 11, 6:30pm - 8pm
Why Go: The Manny Pavone Group will entertain at this week's outdoor concert.
7. - Woodbury
Where/When: 20 Westwood Road (Three Rivers Park), Sat - Sun, 8:30am - 3pm
Why Go: On to Richmond will have two battles daily, with cannons, cavalry and Confederates with military camps.
Pricing: $10, adult; $5, student(w/ID), seniors; $4, ages 5 - 10yrs
8. - Sandy Hook
Where/When: 139 Toddy Hill Rd, Sandy Hook, Sat, 11am - 2pm
Why Go: Relax and enjoy '50s and '60s music, classic cars and refreshments, hosted by The Classic Nights Car Club.
9. - Stratford
Where/When: , 305 Hathaway Drive, Sat, 10am - noon
Why Go: Support the American Cancer Society at this fun afternoon filled with bouncing, games, a raffle and food.
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13) - Newtown
Where/When: , Fri - Thu, 7:30pm; Matinees: Fri - Thu, 1pm; 4:15pm
Why Go: Johnny Depp stars in the fourth movie in this series.