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This Weekend: Fencing, Parrots, Miles of Smiles

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

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. 

Miles of Smiles Day

Where: Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, Newtown

When: Sat. Feb 16, 12-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Four of the top rated children’s magicians from New York City to Boston. 25 lovable Costumed Actors. Everything from Superheroes, story-telling princesses, funny ducks, teddy bears and more will provide age appropriate entertainment. Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Jugglers.  Valentine cards collected from schools in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island will be distributed to children. Free snack for the children sponsored by Pepsi Cola.

 

February School Vacation Week at the Byram Shubert Library

Where: Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave, Greenwich, CT

When: Sat. Feb. 16, 11 a.m.

Cost: Free:

Description: The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library invite children and their families to a free morning of fun and food, "A Book and a Slice".  Children are invited to find a book (or bring one from home) to read and end their reading time with a slice of pizza.

St. Vincent's Heart Health to Hit the Trumbull Mall Saturday

Where: Westfield Trumbull Mall, 5065 Main St., Trumbull

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: St. Vincent's Medical Center will hold its 7th  Annual Heart Health Fair at Westfield Trumbull on Saturday, February 16 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the shopping center’s 5065 Main Street location, on the upper level in the Lord and Taylor Courtyard.

Your Town: Your Headline

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, February 3, at 3 p.m. at the Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum. 

Sundays Afternoon Live - The Cypress Piano Quartet

Where: First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich

When: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 4 p.m.

Cost: $20.

Description: The Cypress Piano Quartet, a chamber ensemble made up of musicians from Fairfield County, perform Beethoven and Brahms.

Stamford Fencing Weekend Open House

Where: 425 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT | Get Directions »

When: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 11:00 am

Cost: FREE

Description: Stamford Fencing Center is Stamford, Greenwich, Darien area's the only fully equipped full-time fencing club. Experience exhilaration of the original Olympic event. Join a class of fencers for FREE and try your luck with fencing Sabre, Foil or Epee.

The Loft Artists Associaton Presents "Another View" Solo Exhibition by Paul G. Larson

Where: Loft Artist Associates, 845 Canal St, Stamford, CT | Get Directions »

When: Friday, February 15, 2013, 6:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Description: The Loft Artists Gallery presents ANOTHER VIEW”, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Greenwich artist,  Paul G. Larson. 

Norwalk: Sunday Celebration Service

Where: Unity Center For Practical Spirituality, 3 Main St, Norwalk, CT

When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Cost: Free

Description: New Thought service with Rev. Shawn Moninger and music by Scott Coulter and Joyful Noise. A new Thought message is offered each week, along with prayer, meditaion, amazing music, and fellowship.

Orange: Donations Accepted at Case Library

Where: Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Rd, Orange, CT

When: All day, Saturday, Feb. 16

Cost: Free

Description: Help support the library by donating your new and gently used books, CDs, and DVDs to the Friends of the Library’s book sales? You’ll free up some space in your home and get a donation receipt for your taxes. 

Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT

When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Cost: $25

Description: Guests will sample chocolate creations from the best of Connecticut’s confectioners, sip on champagne, listen to live music and more.

Wilton: Wilton Parrot Rescue Adoption Event

Where: South Wilton Veterinary Group, 51 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT

When: Noon Sunday, Feb. 17

Cost: Free to attend

Description: Meet parrots along with dogs, cats and more! 

Wilton: Wine Tasting At Ancona's

Where: Anconas Wines, 5 River Rd, Wilton, CT

When: Begins at noon Saturday, Feb. 16

Cost: Free

Description: "Try before you buy" wine stations are available at the Ridgefield and Wilton locations. Whether you are a novice or expert wine enthusiast these machines will help expand your palate and allow you to purchase wine with confidence.

Woodbury: A Tour of Italy

Where: Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St S, Woodbury, CT

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16

Cost: Free

Description: Erin Connolly showcases her photographs taken while studying abroad in Italy. She studied in Florence, but traveled throughout Italy. Other locations that can be seen in A Tour of Italy include Siena, Cortona, Venice, Burano, and Capri.

Woodbury: Indoor Mini Golf

Where: Woodbury Senior Community Center, 265 Main St S, Woodbury, CT

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 18

Cost: $4

Description: Each day of the mini golf open will have a different begin and end time. Call the Senior Center at 203-263-2828 for specific times. The nine-hole mini golf course will offer challenges for young and old, including the opening and closing door on a replica of Woodbury’s historic town hall, or a moving bridge near the blinking lighthouse.

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