Check our picks for family activities as well as new bars, restaurants and shops to explore.
1. Garden Conservancy's Open Day - Litchfield County
Where/When: Six locations, July 24, 10am - 4pm
Why Go: Six Litchfield County gardens will be open to the public including vegetable, perennial, native plant and Zen gardens.
2. - Oxford
Where/When: American Legion Hall, Oxford, July 23, 9am - noon
Why Go: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers this safety class for paddle craft, including kayaks and canoes.
Pricing: Free, registration recommended.
3. - Oxford
Where/When: , July 25, 5:30pm
Why Go: Meet this disabled cat and learn about its story.
4. - Newtown
Where/When: , July 21, 6:30pm - 8pm
Why Go: Bring a blanket and come listen to Mac Talla Mor.
5. - Newtown
Where/When: , 8pm, Fri and Sat
Why Go: This "18th-century comedy of manners" show continues at the Town Players Theatre.
Pricing: $20/adults, $10/children 10-years-old or younger
6. - Newtown
Where/When: , July 23, 2pm - 4pm
Why Go: An artist will demonstrate how to create sterling silver pendants using Precious Metal Clay.
7. Rio (PG) - Newtown
Where/When: , Fri - Thu, 7pm, 9pm; Matinees: Fri - Sun, 1pm, 4pm; Mon - Thu, 1pm
Why Go: Enjoy this funny, musically infused tale of a flightless macaw and his journey home to his South American homeland.
8. - Woodbury
Where/When: , July 21, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Why Go: Listen to Dr. Vincent de Luise describe the riches of Italian culture, geography and food.
9. - Woodbury
Where/When: , July 22, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Why Go: Learn how to create a small sculpture out of wool.
10. - Bridgeport
Where/When: 1 Barnum Dyke, July 24, 9am - 8pm
Why Go: In addition to the bands, enjoy painting on a community mural, children’s entertainers, face painting, costume making, arts and crafts and other activities.
Pricing: Kids 15 and younger free with adult admission ($20 for CT resident)