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.
Darien: Big Rig Gig
The Big Rig Gig, which raises money for Opus for Person-to-Person, will feature excavators, tractors, diggers, fire engines, a brand-new monster truck, and other larger-than-life trucks and cars. This year’s event will be held Sunday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Darien Town Hall, rain or shine.
Darien: 'To the Table' Art Show Benefits Historical Society
To the Table is a five-week long juried art sale with paintings, watercolors and photographs depicting the farm to table phenomenon and more: Farms, barns, farm animals, fruits and vegetables, flowers and orchards, roadside stands and markets and fishing. To the Table runs from Friday, August 24 to Sunday, September 30. Free wine and cheese receptions are offered on all Friday nights, except for Labor Day weekend (closed that Sunday as well). These Friday night viewings and receptions are all from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on August 24 (opening night) and on September 7, 14, 21 and 28.
The Annual Southbury Celebration offers music, food and fireworks. The event takes place at Lake Stibbs at the Southbury Training School. Admission is free and gates open at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Breast Cancer Survivors & Supporters Kick Off “Paint the Town Pink” Campaign on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Stamford's Veterans Park. Decked out in pink attire, local breast cancer survivors and supporters will stand alongside Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and WABC-TV’s Senior Meteorologist Bill Evans to literally “Paint the Town Pink” in Veteran’s Park.This year marks the 8th annual “Paint the Town Pink” campaign. Sponsored by Stamford Hospital and a number of community partners, it stresses the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer.
The Norwalk Fire Department and Department of Public Works will be sponsoring a joint Open House on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00am- 1:00 pm at the Public Works Center and NFD Training tower on South Smith Street. As an early celebration of Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Department will have their trucks on display, give safety trailer tours and teach about the importance of smoke alarms and escape plans. The Department of Public Works will help residents learn what happens to garbage and recyclables, how traffic signals work and how roads are paved. In support of the Food Pantry at Christan Community Action (CCA) in Norwalk, the Departments are sponsoring a food drive as part of this year’s open house. All visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items; especially peanut butter, jelly, soup and kid friendly school snacks.
Trumbull Fall Craft Festival
Craft festival will take place on field next to Marisa's Restaurant located at 6540 Main Street in Trumbull. Rain or shine. Admission is free.
Trumbull Animal Shelter Adoption Day
Trumbull Animal Shelter has many cats & kittens and some dogs available for adoption.
THSGEMB 30th Annual Fall Classic
Musical Arts Conference (MAC) competition featuring 10 high school marching bands at Trumbull High School.
Coffeehouse for Teens
The Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute, Gold Star Mothers and Families Weekend, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Indian Ledge Park in Trumbull. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. with the Gold Star Ceremony at 1 p.m. For more information, visit ctfallenheroes.org.
Westport-Weston Restaurant Week
Dine in one of Westport or Weston’s fine dining establishments, trying a new restaurant or supporting a “favorite” during the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week.
Our new monthly coffeehouse for teens begins on Saturday, September 29th, 7-9 pm and will happen on the last Saturday of the month, thereafter. The coffeehouse will be a chaperoned, sober event sponsored by Grace Church and offered to the teens of Trumbull and surrounding communities for the purpose of providing a welcoming and accepting space for teens to be themselves, to enjoy music and the arts, and to grow in community.
The Woodbury Scholarship Fund will be holding its second annual fundraiser. There are bike rides for a variety of riders: 50 miles (7:45 a.m.), 25 miles 8:30 a.m.), 10 (9:15 a.m.), and 5 (9:30 a.m.) miles. There will be a 5K Run at 9 a.m. and a 5 K walk.
The event includes unlimited park rides, parking, wine tasting, chocolate tasting, cheese tasting and a sampling of everything organic courtesy of local businesses. There will also be live entertainment, a silent auction and a door prize of a 50” flat screen television.
Fairfield: 25th Annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge
Open to the Public for a small registration fee, the huge, morning long event on Sunday September 30, features Fun activities for all ages: a 5K Road Race on a certified course through scenic Southport Harbor, a 2-mile Fitness Walk and Kids' Fun Run (100 yard scamper, 1/2 Mile Jog, 1 Mile Run).
Free t-shirts and goody bags to first 1,000 registrants, plus complimentary refreshments and raffle prizes, including 2 Round Trip Airline Tickets to anywhere in the continental US !
Free childcare available by the YMCA and Bigelow Staff. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Events starts at 9:00. Rain or Shine. Proceeds benefit 16 local charities.Early bird discounts apply. For more information or to pre-register online visit www.bigelowtea.com or call Pat Sorgenti at 203-334-1212.
New Canaan Nature Center Harvest Festival 2012
On Saturday, come experience “NATURE ON TAP” at the New Canaan Nature Center’s first annual Harvest Festival celebrating local beers, bites and bands! Sample a variety of beers from regional brewers, delicious bites from local chefs and live music at the Nature Center’s 40-acre outdoor sanctuary. There are two sessions: 3-6 p.m. or 7-10 p.m. Must be 21 or older. Visit www.newcanaannature.org for details.
Brookfield: Annual Book Sale
Brookfield Library is holding its annual Friends of the Library Book Sale this weekend, beginning Thursday, Sept. 27, and running through Sunday, Sept. 30.
Thursday kicks off with a $15 admission for early bird buyers. Those that wait until Sunday can fill a bag with whatever is left over for just $5. Check out the event listing above for more details.