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.
When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT
Description: The Bart Starr Award is voted on by NFL players and recognizes one player for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. The first-ever webcast presentation will be held in the Darien Library Community Room starting at 9:30 A.M. and ending by no later than 11:00 A.M. Darien High School Football Coach Rob Trifone will add his own perspective on the importance of character for athletes.
Taste of Game Time
When: Saturday, Feb. 2. 1-4 p.m.
Description: Kings in Greenwich is hosting a “Taste of Game Time” event, welcoming Chef Rui Correia of Douro Restaurant on Saturday, February 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 sampling many of our unique products, In addition to sampling, shoppers can enter to win the “Dine Out or Stay In Mexican Style” sponsored by Rosa Mexicano and to round out the day, consumers can purchase a “Super Bag” that will be donated to Neighbor to Neighbor.
The Friends of the Trumbull Library February Book Nook Sale
Cost: By the book
Description: A great selection of fiction, fabulous children's books,and media. A select group of non-fiction offered at half-price. Donations welcome.
When: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:00 pm
Description: It will be hard to control your “jazz hands” once the FCCC raises the curtain on this year’s selection of Broadway show-stoppers!
When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Webster Bank Arena (600 Main Street, Bridgeport)
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 -12, kids 5 and under are free.
Description: "Chowdafest is the premier soup & chowder competition where you are the judge! Sample over 30 different decadent chowder, soup & bisques then rate your favorites."
Brookfield: Independent Winter Color Guard
Where: Brookfield High School, 45 Long Meadow Hill Rd.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Description: Thirty-one schools competing from all over the state participate. Newtown’s Color Guard will be performing and the show will be dedicated to The Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families.
Orange: MTL Valentine Children's Fair
Where: Mary L. Tracy School, 650 Schoolhouse Lane
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Description: Activities include a silent auction, raffle baskets, a cake walk, a cupcake decorating station, crafts, face and nail painting, glitter tattoos and game stations.
Where: Georgetown School of the Arts
When: The first event is scheduled for Feb. 9. Info on more dates is available by clicking the above link on the title.
Description: Adults who want to return to painting, learn to paint, or paint with friends and loved ones are invited to participate in Masters & Mixers, a new, painting and wine experience offered at Georgetown School of the Arts.
Ridgefield: Teddy Bear Care
Where: 223 W Mountain Rd, Ridgefield, CT
When: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Description: Bring your bear (or favorite stuffed animal) for a special check-up with a Teddy Bear nurse.
Woodbury: Kenyan Minister to Speak at Church
Where: North Congregational Church, 11 Main St. North
When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
Description: Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama will speak during the service. African drumming and song will be part of the service. There will also be a free will
offering to be given in support of the Nambale Magnet School in western Kenya. The public is welcome to share in both the service and reception.
Oxford: Thom Thumb & PT Barnum Talk
Where: Oxford's Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum
When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.
Cost: $3 for adults; children 12 and under get in free
Description: “Barnum, Tom Thumb and the Tornado” will be the topics of an illustrated talk by Marion O’Keefe on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum.