What's Up This Weekend: Book Sale, Ice Skating, Concert Fundraiser

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.

Bethel: Bethel High School Navy JROTC Christmas Tree Pick Up

Where: Pick-up takes place at your home

When: 9 a.m. to Noon, Jan. 5

Cost: $10

Description: Support the Bethel High School Navy JROTC program and let them pick up your Christmas tree for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 5.  All trees will be mulched and taken to a local farm. Please have trees out by 9 a.m.  Trucks will be out picking up trees between 9 a.m. and noon. The snow date is Sunday, January 6th from 12-3 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested and goes toward educational programs for our cadets. Please make checks out to “Bethel NJROTC Boosters” and leave in an envelope taped inside your storm door or other accessible area.


Newtown: Grieving Seminar for Newtown

Where: The Inn at Newtown

When: 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

Cost: Free

Description: Please join the Spirit of Prayer Ministry and Pastor Vargas at this event. All are invited who need counseling and prayer and who want to show support for the victims' family. We will be uniting in prayer against violence.
Pastor Vargas is an experienced Christian counselor and has counseled
many families of the 911 tragedy. Contact/please RSVP via email: agaaga4@aol.com


Trumbull: Friends of the Library Book Nook Sale 

Where: Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., Trumbull

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: By the book

Description: Friends of the Trumbull Library sales are the first Saturday of each month from September through June.  For information or to volunteer, call the Library or get contact information at their website:  http://friendsofthetrumbulllibrary.books.officelive.com.


Shelton: Ceramic Saturday

Where: The Giggling Pig, 478 River Rd

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.

Cost: $15

Description: This Saturday join the ceramic fun from 10 a.m. - noon. A two hour drop off is just $15 per child. The children can choose from farm animals and dinosaurs and will each paint and decorate any two of their choosing.


Fairfield: Memorial & Fundraiser Concert for Newtown

When: Saturday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m. (Sold out) and 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Fairfield Theatre Company

Cost: $10

Description: Young area musicians will play to honor the community of Newtown in this concert fundraiser.


Greenwich: Mother Goose Re-Imagined

Where: The Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library

When: Sat., Jan. 5 and Sun., Jan. 6 when there will be art demos, kids activities.

Cost: Free

Description: Illustrations by Children’s Book Illustrators Group, (CBIG) exhibiting ARTISTS: Angelique Anderson, Deborah Cuneo, Diana Ting Delosh, Laura Goetz, Leeza Hernandez, Mike Herrod, Sara Kahn, H. R. Karpes, Anna Kim, Ann Koffsky, Sarah Lisa Lavoie, Kitty Leech, Donna Miskend, Sawaka Norii, Marilyn Papas, Clare Pernice, Barbara Mason Rast, Roberta M. Rivera, Vicky Rubin, Tatyanna Starikova, Cheryl Taborsky, T.T. Tyler, Wallace West, Brian Yanish.


Hamden: Skating at Louis Astorino Ice Rink

Where: Louis Astorino Ice Arena, 595 Mix Ave, Hamden, CT 

When: Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:30 pm

Cost: $5

Description: $5 to skate; $5 skate rental.


Milford: Liber-Art at SoBoBo Art Gallery

When: January 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Where: SoBoBo Gallery, 42 Naugatuck Ave, Milford, CT 

Cost: Free

Description: Please join us for wine, cheese & something Latino. Featuring the works of five artists from http://www.liber-art.org/ at SoBoBo Art Gallery, Exhibit is open to the public Fri, Sat & Sun 12-6pm • Call (203) 876-9829 for more information.


New Canaan: Opening Reception for January Exhibits

Where: Silvermine Arts Center

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

Cost: Free

Description: The exhibits for the New Year bring the highly anticipated New Guild Members show plus an exciting exhibition of new works by Donald Axleroad, a retrospective honoring the work of Tina Rohrer, and the Silvermine Print Collection. Exhibits run from Jan. 6 through Feb. 17.


Norwalk: Festival of Lighthouses

Where: Maritime Aquarium

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 5 (click headline to see additional dates)

Cost: The “2012 Festival of Lighthouses” is free with Maritime Aquarium general admission, which is $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors (65+) and $10.50 for children 2-12.

Description: Four model lighthouses made in Norwalk are helping to light the way for visitors in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk as part of the Aquarium’s 11th annual “Festival of Lighthouses.” Entries by Courtenay Austin, Shar Landers, Jason Larche and Jo Stecker are among the creative lighthouses in the holiday display, which is open daily and free with Aquarium admission through Jan. 21, 2013. Maritime Aquarium visitors can follow these homemade beacons through the galleries and then cast a vote for their favorite.  The lighthouse with the most votes wins $1,500.


Wilton: Great American Songbook

Where: Wilton Library

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

Cost: Free

Description: Stay at Home in Wilton is very pleased to partner with the Wilton Library to bring a very special concert to town. Dr. Joe Utterback is a superb pianist, but even a better story teller with music. The concert will be held in the Wilton Library's Brubeck Room. Although there is no cost for this program,
reservations are strongly urged to assure that seats will be available. There will be a reception following the concert. See either web site - stayathomeinwilton.org or wiltonlibrary.org


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