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May 2018

Connecticut Salsa Festival

May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 4:00 am
Hilton Stamford Hotel, 1 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT 06902
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Connecticut Salsa Fest

Connecticut Salsa Festival is a family-oriented dance event for adults and youths that will take place at the Hilton Stamford Hotel. The doors open on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 6 pm and close on Monday, May 28 at around 4:00 am! Dance workshops will occur during the day on Saturday, 5/26 and Sunday, 5/27 from approximately 10:00am to 3:00pm. Youth showcases will be on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from approximately 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Adult performances follow from approximately…

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Food Truck Fridays at Clinton Premium Factory Outlets

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 9, 2018

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413 United States
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Enjoy Gourmet Food Trucks, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and shopping at your favorite retailers. at Clinton Premium Factory Outlets. First Friday, April through November* 5PM-9PM Located across from J. Crew Factory Store. Visit the center website at PremiumOutlets.com/outlet/clinton-crossing or CTFoodTrucks.com for more details. *In event of inclement weather, event may pop-up on the following Friday.

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Talcott Mountain Science Center PrimeTime Saturdays K-3 Events

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 16, 2018

Talcott Mountain Science Center, 324 Montevideo Road
Avon, CT 06001
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Talcott Mountain Science Center Events

Have fun with Robots, Sail the Seven Seas, Discover Brain-Storm & Create, and 3D Print with Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy's Saturday Programs! Make the most of your weekends with our three-week (K-3) Saturday programs, which provide hands-on discovery, exploration and research with guidance and skill building from Talcott scientists. All courses run from 9am-3pm at Talcott's mountain-top campus in Avon. Courses let students explore new areas of science and technology, integrated with math and language arts, taking on the…

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Litchfield Historical Society May Walking Tours

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 10:00am

Litchfield Historical Society, On the Green
Litchfield, CT 06759
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Litchfield Walking Tours Connecticut

Join the Litchfield Historical Society for Saturday morning walking tours exploring new themes and areas of the town. Walking tours last about an hour, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tours begin at the Litchfield History Museum at 10 a.m Saturday, May 5: Architecture-Homes and Histories Why does the center of Litchfield have so many white homes? Learn how the history and stories of old Litchfield are preserved in the architecture of the town. The walk will…

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The Age of the Vikings Book Signing at the Mystic Seaport Museum

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.

Mystic, CT 06355
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The Age of the Vikings Book Signing

The Mystic Seaport Museum is hosting a book signing in the Masin Room on Saturday, May 26 3 p.m.. The talk and book signing of The Age of the Vikings will be by author Anders Winroth. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery,…

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Cleaning Veterans Cemetary Markers

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
St Peters Cemetary, Lake Ave Extension, off of Kenosia Ave
Danbury, CT us
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Honor and respect those brave men and women who served our country with honor. Join us as we scrub and clean their grave markers and let the world know that we haven't forgotten their sacrifice and service. ***So that we know to expect you, please click over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page (www.llbean.com/danbury) find this event, and register.

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Manis & Mimosas Mondays as The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until May 28, 2018

The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, 501 Evergreen Way, Ste 503
South Windsor, CT 06074 United States
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Manis & Mimosas Mondays as The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

Visit Anthony Vince' Nail Spa each Monday in May to enjoy a $13.00 manicure and a complimentary Mimosa*. During your visit you will receive an exclusive swag bag with special offers and discounts available throughout the month from The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk stores and restaurants. May 7 • May 14 • May 21 • May 28 Plus, you can pick up a swag bag at the Management Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.** Classic Spa Facials are also available at Anthony Vince' Nail Spa for only $50.00 on Mondays…

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New Haven Walking Group Lunch Break Walks

May 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 13, 2018

New Haven Green, 49 Green Street
New Haven, CT 06512
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Spend your lunch break walking around the beautiful New Haven Green. The New Haven Walking Group will meet at 12:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at the fountain on the lower green for 45 minutes of stretching and walking. Bring your sneakers! Sessions begin on Monday, April 23 and end Wednesday, June 13. This program is free, pre-registration is recommended, please send an email to maery@newhavenct.gov

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Paradice Classic Cruisers at Litchfield Crossings

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 25, 2018

Litchfield Crossings, 169 Danbury Road
Milford, CT 06776
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They’re back for a season of fun filled evenings ...Paradice Classic Cruisers returns every Tuesday night beginning on May 1st and running through September to Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping Center, in the parking lots between Panera Bread and Webster Bank, off Rte. 7 and Dodd Rd. Festivities commence at 5pm and continue till dusk.. Vintage car fans are invited to come on down to meet proud auto owners …talk cars, reminisce or swing to the oldies. Paradice Classic…

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RiverFare Gourmet Food and Drink Tasting Event

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The unofficial kickoff to Summer on the Shoreline, CRM’s annual fundraiser RiverFare is a gourmet food and drink tasting event on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. Numerous local caterers and restaurants vendors provide delicious samples of their culinary talents for patrons, as well as tastings from breweries and wineries of the River Valley. A full cash bar, music, and silent auction offering all sorts of great items and experiences! All proceeds benefit the Connecticut River Museum. Tickets are $60 ($65 at…

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June 2018

Mystic Seaport Museum Garden Tours

June 1 @ 10:30 am - June 3 @ 2:30 pm
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.

Mystic, CT 06355
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Celebrate the arrival of summer 2018 with a private tour of the gardens at Mystic Seaport Museum in the company of their master gardeners. Guests will enjoy a 60-minute garden tour. Ticket includes Museum admission, so you can spend the day and take in our two newest exhibitions, The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden and Science, Myth and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga. Cost: $45 per person (includes tour and all-day Museum admission.) $20 for Museum members. Only six tours are…

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Inspiring Women Are Popping Up At Popover Series

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 3, 2018 at 6:00pm

Popover Bistro and Bakery, 928 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070
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Join us for an even of conversation, meditation, reflection and inspiration. Simsburys premier bistro & bakery, Popover Bistro and Bakery, is launching a new motivational series designed to inspire your mind as much as their health-conscious treats inspire your stomach. Taking place on select Friday evenings (6PM-8PM) beginning on April 6, 2018 through August 8, 2018, the Inspiring Women are Popping Up at Popover! seminars will feature five inspiring, local women, who will share their challenges and subsequent turnarounds that led…

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Connecticut Trails Day Walk at Nathan Hale Homestead

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street
Coventry, CT 06238
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Nathan Hale Homestead

Join Nathan Hale Homestead staff for an easy stroll into history as you are guided through the Hale Family Farm. The last leg of the journey takes you through the Nathan Hale State Forest on the “road to Norwich,” an 18th-century dirt road that the Hale Family used to drive their livestock to market. Heavy rain cancels. Part of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s CT Trails Day. Free. Registration recommended at 860-742-6917 or hale@ctlandmarks.org.

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Hike the Appalachian Trail with Christine Bighinatti at Bull’s Bridge

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bull’s Bridge in South Kent, 333 Kent Rd
South Kent, CT us
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Bull's Bridge

Join L.L.Bean as we hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. Our special guest is our own Christine Bighinatti, who, last year, through-hiked the entire 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…

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Mohegan Sun Casino’s BBQ Fest

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382 United States
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Mohegan SUN BBQ FEST PRESENTED BY KING'S HAWAIIAN

Bring your bib because it’s time to get messy with some savory, smoldering barbecue during Sun BBQ Fest presented by King’s Hawaiian at Mohegan Sun. This year’s event, on June 2nd & 3rd, returns with its signature wing and rib challenges, food trucks, live music and a fireworks extravaganza on Saturday night. Tickets on sale through the Mohegan Sun Box Office & at the door the day of the event. $5 a day per person (does not include food &…

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National Trails Day in Hamden

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sleeping Giant State Park, 200 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
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Join Denali and our staff on National Trails Day for a group hike at Sleeping Giant State Park. We'll start on the quieter, eastern side of the park at Chestnut Lane in Hamden, and we'll do a loop hike along the Blue blazed and Orange trails. Please bring your own snacks and water, and be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Parking is along Chestnut Lane and Blue Trail in Hamden. Event Email Contact: branford@denalioutdoor.com Event Phone Number: (203) 488-0802

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National Trails Day in East Haddam

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Devil’s Hopyard State Park, 366 Hopyard Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
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Join us for a National Trails Day Hike at Devil's Hopyard State Park. We will follow the Orange trail through the park with a stop at a scenic view for a snack break. Our hike will also include a visit to Chapman Falls. Bring your own food and water. There will be some steep sections.

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Beardsley Zoo Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will be hosting our annual Wild Wine, Beer, and Food Safari on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 6-9 PM. This event welcomes 1,200 adult guests for an evening of food & drink tastings from local vendors, live music by Zoo favorites The Navels, and an exciting silent auction, all on Zoo grounds. This is the Zoo’s single largest fundraiser and funds raised support the Zoo’s educational programming, new exhibits, and operations. This is a rain or shine event!  Please…

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Connecticut TrAILS Day Hike

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chatfield Hollow State Park, 381 Route 80
Killingworth, CT 06419
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Connecticut TrAILS Day Hike

Bring Fidos and Fluffy to the first-ever CT TrAILS Day adventure! Ask your human sidekick to sign up for this ruffly figure-eight loop on Chatfield Trail where they can discuss hiking with dogs with our very own Nakitta from Denali Old Saybrook. Topics covered during the trip include where to find dog-friendly parks, gear to bring along (in addition to treats), safety and comfort items, and how to travel on trails in a way that makes the least impact on…

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Connecticut Trails Day Hike in Killingworth

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chatfield Hollow State Park, 381 Route 80
Killingworth, CT 06419
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Join Denali, the staff from their Old Saybrook store, and friends on a group hike at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth. Participants can bring their dogs. We'll take the Chatfield Trail to discuss hiking tips, gear, safety, and comfort for hikes with your canine companions. This free event is an on-leash hike. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Please contact Sue and Bob Cornell, 860-227-0104 or by email susan.e.cornell@gmail.com.  

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