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: Policy Matters: A Discussion on Guns in America
Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday
Description: Darien Democratic Town Committee Speaker Series: A Non-partisan discussion on the impact of guns in America
The speakers scheduled to appear are:
- Congressman Jim Himes
- George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General
- Duane J. Lovello - Darien Chief of Police
- Ron Pinciaro - Executive Director of Conneticut Against Gun Violence
Ridgefield: Stephen Sondheim
Where: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:30 pm
Description: This on-stage interview with the musical theater legend, Steven Sondheim, is hosted by Emmy-award winning journalist Morton Dean followed by an audience Q&A.
New Canaan: The Fox on the Fairway
Where: Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT
When: Performance dates are over the next three weekends: Feb. 22, 23; March 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on February 24 and March 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Description: The Town Players of New Canaan performs Ken Ludwig’s fast, furious, and fun comedy The Fox on the Fairway, a “madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with golf.”
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2:00 pm
Description: In a highly participatory and entertaining program, Egyptian artist Karim Nagi demonstrates the depth of Arab art through music and dance.
Wilton: Eldred Wheeler Furniture Grand Opening
Where: 12 Hollyhock Rd., Wilton
When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Description: Eldred Wheeler reopens in Wilton. A drawing for an Eldred Wheeler piece will take place.
Where: Whisconier Middle School, 17 W Whisconier Rd, Brookfield
When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m.
Description: Brookfield Girl Scouts presents Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies – an afternoon of fun activities and guest speakers to show your 5th grade and older daughters about self esteem, self defense, fun ways to eat a healthy diet, and to learn to recognize red flags in relationships.
Fairfield: Orchestra in HD - Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts The Rite of Spring
Where: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
Description: New Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a dramatic, 21st-century treatment of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, performed in Philadelphia's Verizon Hall and streamed at the Quick Center.
Milford: Milford Lions Present A Taste of Italy
Where: St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf Street, Milford, CT 06460
When: Saturday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $12 per person, children 5 and under are free.
Description: Join the Milford Lions to celebrate a taste of Italy, sponsored by Milford Bank, featuring Baked Ziti, House Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Coffee, and Beverages, many Raffles & Prizes, entertainment by Coastal Chordsmen, Catering by Scott Rohrig from Lasse's, all proceeds go to local charities.
Bethel: Free Workshop at A Stitch in Time
Where: A Stitch In Time 276 Greenwood Ave, Bethel
When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23
Description: A Stitch in Time hosts free workshops every Saturday. This week, the project is a scarf made with Casablanca, a yarn from Cascade.
Brookfield: USMA Highlands Brass Quintet
Where: Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
Description: The U.S. Military Academy's Highlands Brass Quintet will perform in a free concert in the Community Room of The Brookfield Library. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Brookfield Library will follow the concert.
Where: Pet Supplies Plus, 471 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Description: FeralCare will bring friendly cats for adoption from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food donations are needed as are supply donations of paper towels, laundry detergent, and clean linens (blankets, towels, and sheets) in good
Woodbury: Animal Tracking with Russ Naylor
Where: Flanders Nature Center, 5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Description: Learn about the fascinating world of animal tracking from Naturalist Russ Naylor.