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November 2017

Kayaking Discovery Courses

November 5, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Kenosia Park, 10 Christopher Columbus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 us
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Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. This Kayak Discovery course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their knowledge gained from years of kayaking. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), kayak and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your boat. Then, you'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling techniques. After you feel…

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December 2017

LL Bean Outing Club Hike Steep Rock Preserve

December 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bull’s Bridge in South Kent, 333 Kent Rd
South Kent, CT us
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Join L.L.Bean as we hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. These scenic woods also includes a popular technical whitewater stretch of the Housatonic River and a traditional covered bridge. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate. WHERE TO MEET: 333 Kent Road, Kent, CT. WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no cotton), waterproof footwear, small day pack with extra clothes, snacks, lunch, water, personal medications. OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED ITEMS: Sunglasses, binoculars, camera. Please make sure you wear appropriate hiking clothing, footwear and dress for…

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January 2018

Free Fire & Ice Festival @ Saybrook Point Inn

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saybrook Point Inn, Two Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Saybrook Point Inn Fire & Ice Free Event

Saybrook Point Inn announces their annual Fire & Ice Festival on Saturday, January 20th from 12pm-5pm.  Taking place on the Waterfront Terrace and Grand Ballroom, this winter event offers guests a unique day full of food and beverage, ice sculptures and more.   With winter-themed festivities and demonstrations going on all day, this occasion is a must-see. The festivities of the day will be accompanied by seasonal food from our Culinary Team at Fresh Salt along with drink specials from our Marina Bar.

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Connecticut SnowJam 2018!

January 25 @ 7:00 am - January 28 @ 7:00 pm
Mont-Tremblant, QC, Canada Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E Canada + Google Map

SnowJam 2018 is coming back! Join hundreds of other college students for a weekend filled with some of the best skiing/boarding, afternoons at the #1 rated apres ski in North America, nights packed with hot tubs and some of the craziest events. Traveling same weekend: UConn, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, New Haven, Fairfield, Hartford, URI, Providence College, Bryant, Roger Williams, Northeastern, BU, Amherst, Nichols, Endicott, Babson, UVM, Pittsburgh, Franklin & Marshall, Philadelphia, Lafayette, VTech, Virginia Commonwealth, Marist, Rochester, RIT, Union, SUNY…

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April 2018

Earth Day Clean Up Old Saybrook

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denali Old Saybrook, 75 Main St
Old Saybrook, 06475 United States
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Earth Day Clean Up Old Saybrook

Join Denali, the Old Saybrook Land Trust, and Zeal Optics for an Earth Day Clean Up. We will start at Denali in Old Saybrook with coffee, tea, and goodies before heading out along Main Street to get to the property we're cleaning. Our friends at Zeal will on hand to raffle off a pair of their sunglasses to a participant. Please bring water and gardening gloves if you have them.  

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Earth Day Clean Up in Branford

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Branford Land Trust, Short Beach Road
Branford, CT 06405
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Join Denali, the Branford Land Trust, and Zeal Optics for an Earth Day Clean Up at the "Pantani" Property. The "Pantani" Property comes in to the west off Short Beach Rd - just north of Nicole Drive. We'll go in on a path on the north edge of the little retention pond. Parking will be on Vineyard Road. Our friends at Zeal Optics will also be raffling off a pair of sunglasses to a lucky participant.

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Norwalk City Hunt through Wall Street and SoNo Neighborhoods of Norwalk

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant, 93 North Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Norwalk City Hunt

Norwalk Now Presents a City-Wide Adventure. Norwalk Now, the collaborative marketing group comprised of local Norwalk businesses who have come together to promote their city, presents Norwalk City Hunt, an interactive, “amazing race” throughout the Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods of Norwalk, Saturday, April 28. Meet-up: 10:30 AM Hunt: 11 AM-1 PM After Party: 1-3 PM Click for Registration Click for Online Release Participants (adults only) are put into teams of 4 and are guided through the hunt on the City Hunt…

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May 2018

CitySeed Farmer’s Market Wooster Square Season Opening

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wooster Square, 570 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
City Seed

One of the only farmers’ markets operating year-round in Connecticut, CitySeed officially kicks off its 2018 Weekend Farmers’ Market season at Wooster Square on Saturday, May 5 and Edgewood Park on Sunday, May 6. Wooster Square Opening Day activities include special guests Simon’s Green House, Sperry’s Natural and Jane’s Good Food; food trucks/carts Bowl'd Creations, Crêpes Choupette, Chief Brody’s Banh Mi and PopCentric Gourmet Popsicles; musical entertainment by Hugh and Dana;  a sampling of Sudanese dishes provided by Chef Amal from Sanctuary Kitchen;…

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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center “Mother of Markets” Shopping Event

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Elm Ridge Park, 376 Elm Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06967
Connecticut Childrens Medical Center The Mother of Markets

The Mother of Markets “A Market for All” is an event that is focused on the amazing hand crafted artisans of Connecticut. The event will take place at the beautiful Elm Ridge Park in Rocky Hill. This will be an event you will not want to miss with over 50 Artisans which include Potters, Artists, Woodworking, Jewelry Makers, Bag and Clothing designers, Vintage decor, Upcycle and Repurposed goods, Farm Fresh items from Jams and Hot Sauces to Plants and everything…

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Run the Gauntlet Obstacle 5K with Denali

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Rock Park, 41 Cold Spring St,
New Haven, CT 06511
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Run The Gauntlet with Denali

Join Denali as Gauntlet takes on East Rock Park for its 5th year. The race will take place on Sunday, May 6 at East Rock Park in New Haven. Dates: May 6, 2018 Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: 41 Cold Spring Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06511 Event Email Contact: Event Phone Number: (203) 481-5933 Run the Gauntlet at East Rock Part is the spring race in the Denali Gauntlet Race Series. Run the Gauntlet at East Rock Park features…

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Litchfield Crossing’s Spring Celebration “Get the Dirt on Gardening”

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Litchfield Crossings, 169 Danbury Road
Milford, CT 06776
Spring Celebration at Litchfield Crossings! …Get the Dirt on Gardening!

Come meet representatives from the Connecticut Audubon Society at Litchfield Crossings Spring Event on May 6th from 11:00 to 3:00 on the Panera patio. “Get the Dirt “on the Society’s newest Center at Deer Pond Farms in Sherman Ct. The 385-acre property bequeathed by the Kathryn D. Winston Estate is now the largest sanctuary in the State of Connecticut. Founded in 1898, the Society’s mission is to conserve the environment through education and advocacy focusing on the state’s bird population…

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Mother’s Day Hike at Macricostas Preserve

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian Street
New Preston, CT 06777 us
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Macricostas Preserve

Bring Mom out on a pleasant hike at Macricostas Preserve, a beautiful new addition to our many locations. She will enjoy the ride to the beautiful and charming Washington Depot area. There will be fresh spring greenery and flowers on the trails, and you will all return invigorated. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate. WHERE TO MEET: 124 Christian Street, New Preston, CT 06777 WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no cotton), waterproof footwear, small day pack with extra clothes, snacks, lunch, water,…

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Talcott Mountain Science Center Skygazing Event

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Talcott Mountain Science Center, 324 Montevideo Road
Avon, CT 06001
Skygazing on Talcott Mountain

Arrive on the Talcott Mountain Science Center campus and catch a glimpse of the 
colorful sky from the top of Talcott Mountain. 
As we wait for the stars to shine, we'll head into the 
Captain Alan M. Bean Planetarium to learn about the night 
sky - including the stories behind the stars and myriad of 
constellations that virtually create pictures in the sky. 
Finally, we'll head outdoors for celestial viewing atop Talcott Mountain.

 With a wide array of telescopes at our disposal,…

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East Lyme Touch a Truck Family Event

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
McCook Park Beach, Badger St
Niantic, CT 06357 United States
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East Lyme Touch a Truck

East Lyme Touch a Truck to feature Fire Trucks and Fire Safety On Saturday, May 19, 2018 the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department will co-sponsor our eleventh annual Touch-a-Truck event. This family event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McCook Point Park in Niantic, CT. There will be a Horn Free Hour from 9 to 10 a.m. especially for the younger set…

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Adaptive Cycling Fest New Haven

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coogan Pavilion, Edgewood Park
New Haven, CT 06515

On Saturday May 19, from 9AM -1PM The Outdoor Adventure Program and Gaylord Sports Association will host our annual adaptive cycling clinic at Coogan Pavilion. This event is designed to provide participants the opportunity to work with trained professionals to adapt the sport of cycling and overcome physical impairments. Program is Free for people of all ages with and without a disability, including veterans, healthcare providers, students and anyone interested in learning more about adaptive cycling. For more information and to register please contact…

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Copp’s Island Luau & Seaport Ferry Blessing

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Norm Bloom & Son Oyster Farm, 7 Edgewater Place
Norwalk, CT 06855

Grab your Hawaiian shirt and join the Seaport Association on a 4th generation oyster farm for unlimited raw clams & oysters literally fresh off the boat. Walk the dock with a tropical cocktail in hand, listen to the sounds of the ukulele, see the blessing of the Seaport Ferry and enjoy our passed and tabled appetizers of a La Cochina Mojo roasted pork in mini taco's with pineapple salsa, Kings Hawaii beef brisket sliders, gulf shrimp gazpacho shooters, smoked salmon…

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Branford Clean Up with Denali

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lindberg Marsh, 1 Castle Rock St
Branford, CT 06405

Join Denali and the Branford Land Trust for a Clean Up at Lindberg Marsh on Sunday, May 20th, at 6:30PM. Help us preserve and protect our vulnerable coastal wetlands! Participants are asked to park on Castle Rock Street. Our access point is on Stannard Avenue. We'll bring gloves, pickers, and trash bags to share, and participants are invited to bring their own supplies too. Please dress appropriately, and be ready to get wet.

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