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.
Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Parade
Where: Starts at 21 Tokeneke Rd., continues less than a mile to 1096 Post Rd., all in Darien
When: Sunday, Oct. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Kids and their dogs in costume!! It's time for Howl-O-Ween, let's parade from The Hairy Barker Inn & Spa (for dogs) to Chunky Pam's Sweet Shop (a candy store). Sunday October 21st. meet at 12 noon at The Hairy Barker Inn. Prizes will be awarded for best two legged and best four legged costume. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECIEVE A GIFT from The Hairy Barker and from Chunky Pam's. Registration is free but we do encourage you to bring a donation for BLANKETS & BOWLS. For more info on Blankets and Bowls go to www.blanketsandbowls.org.
Friends of Tilley Pond Park- "Pumpkin Walk"
Where: Tilly Pond Park, 50 West Ave.
When: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21
Friends of Tilley Pond Park would like to cordially invite you and your family to join us in Tilley Pond Park for a "Pumpkin Walk" on Sunday, October 21 from 4:30-6:00pm. Bring your carved pumpkin and come take a fall stroll through the park and admire all of the lit creations displayed by your neighbors and the Darien business community. There will be complimentary fall refreshments served as well. Pick up your free pumpkin kit to label and light your pumpkin upon arrival to the park. Please join us for this fun, free town-wide event for the whole family and help us light up Tilley Pond Park! For more information please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Canaan: Boy Scout Troop 31 Annual Pumpkin Sale
Where: United Methodist Church of New Canaan, 165 South Ave
When: Oct. 20
Description: Troop 31 is running it's annual pumpkin sale on Sat. 10/20. This is one of the largest Troop fundraisers for the year. Please come by for a great selection of pumpkins, mums, fall decorations and baked goods. The sale raises funds for camping equipment, summer camp and international and national camping jamborees.
Monroe Elementary Great Pumpkin Fair
Where: Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: Moonbounces, children's games, face painting, bounce house, a haunted house maze, popular vendors, raffles and Silent Auction. Some of our silent auction items include ticket to see a taping of Jimmy Fallon, 4 tickets to sit in the grandstand at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Disney hopper passes and many many more. Homemade treats, fried dough, grilled fare, cotton candy and popcorn are also available.
New England's Other Witch Hunt
Where: Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St.
When: Sun., Oct. 21, 2012, 10 a.m.
BBQ and Pumpkins
Where: P.J.'s Garden Exchange, 4244 Madison Ave., Trumbull
When: Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
Hamden Pet Fair
Where: Brooksvale Park 524 Brooksvale Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
When: October 20, 2012 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Cost: $25/person, $40/couple
What: Hamden R-DOG and Hamden Happy Tails Foundation are joining to present the Hamden Pet Fair. It will be held at Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Avenue, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, starting at 11:00 AM. The annual Happy Tails Halloween Pet Costume Parade will start at 1:00 PM.
"Barefoot in the Park" at Center Stage Shelton
Where: Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Shelton CT
When: Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
Cost: Adults $25, Students $10
Description: In this winsome comedy, newlyweds Corie and Paul negotiate their first apartment, eccentric neighbors and a meddling mother. This Neil Simon hit sparkles with lively wordplay and laughs as well as charming characters who find joy amid inspired lunacy.
Stratford: Fire Department Holds Open House Saturday
Where: 2750 Main St., Stratford
When: Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, $5 for pancake breakfast
Description: See what the typical day of firefighter is like with "real life" fire demonstrations and more at this year's fire department open house.