What's Up This Weekend: Book Sale, Town Players Presents a Show, Festival of Lighthouses

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.


Brookfield: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Where: The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25

Cost: $20

Description: The play starts off simply enough: While at a café a man dies but his cell phone will not stop ringing. The woman at the next table answers his ringing phone and is soon playing comforter to the man’s grieving friends and family. Yet this is just the beginning of an intricate and imaginative journey through the dead man's bizarre life and our own assumptions about morality and connection.


Darien: High School Boys Alumni Hockey Game

Where: Darien Ice Rink 55 Old Kings Hwy N, Darien

When: 7:40 to 9:30 p.m.

Description: The "Alumni Turkey Classic"


Fairfield: Sticks for Soldiers Charity Lacrosse Tournament

Where: Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield

When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: "The Fairfield Ludlowe High School Lacrosse team and the local lacrosse community will host the 7th annual Sticks for Soldiers Thanksgiving Charity Lacrosse Tournament   to raise money for severely wounded soldiers on Saturday Nov. 24 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Over 700 high school athletes -- both boys and girls teams -- in varsity and JV divisions are expected to participate, representing more than 45 teams and playing over 90 games during the day in nearby venues. Team entry fees and other fund-raising activities contribute towards the charity goal. The officials – referees and umpires of both boys and girls field lacrosse, also donate their time towards this worthy cause."


Hamden: GIANT Craft and Book Sale

Where: 70 Jaenicke Lane in Hamden

When: Friday, Nov. 23 and Sat., Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Description: Hundreds of books and teacher supplies from Kindergarten through Middle School, Hundreds of yards of Fabric, Ceramics, Candles, Bakeware, Needlepoint/Cross Stitch/Latch Hook Kits, Rubber Stamps, Yarn, Quilting Supplies, Scrapbooking Supplies, Patterns, Craft Books. Proceeds to benefit the Charlene Hill Riccardi Scholarship at SCSU and Merton House in Bridgeport (Thomas & Bunny Calabrese).


Monroe: Boy Scouts Wreath Sale Fundraiser

Where: Fireman's Field, Monroe, corner of Moose Hill and Shelton roads.

When: Nov. 24, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Description: Boy Scout Troop 163 will be holding its Annual Wreath Sale Fundraising Event on the two weekends following Thanksgiving. Wreaths cost $11 without a bow and $14 with a bow. Funds are used to offset trip costs where the scouts learn and practice leadership skills.


New Canaan: smallWORK

Where: Carriage Barn Arts Center at Waveny Park

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 (more dates listed by clicking on above link)

Cost: Free

Description: The Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park presents the art exhibition “smallWORK” from Nov. 21– Dec. 23, 2012.  The exhibition showcases small artwork for sale at affordable prices in all media not larger than 14” including the frame or sculpture base.


Newtown: Town Players Presents "The Underpants"

Where: Town Players' Little Theatre,

When: 8 p.m. November 24

Cost: $20

Description: First performed off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Co. in March 2002, "The Underpants" portrays petty German bureaucrat Theo Maske’s unusual problem: his pretty wife’s underwear fell down in the middle of town as the King was going by in a local parade. His initial shock turns into concern about both his personal and professional reputation, and Theo (Tim Huebenthal, Southbury) predicts that dire consequences will follow, lecturing wife Louise (Liesbet Higham, New Haven) about her indiscretion. Little does he know that some of his calamitous predictions are about to take place right under his nose.


Norwalk: Kitty Adoption Day

Where: PETCO

When: Noon Saturday, Nov. 24

Description: Find a new friend to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.


Norwalk: 11th "Festival of Lighthouses" at The Maritime Aquarium

Where: Maritime Aquarium

When: 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25 (more dates listed above)

Cost: $13.95 adults, $12.95 seniors, $10.50 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.”


Norwalk: "Physiology of Inspiration" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Where: Maritime Garage Art Gallery

When: Show ends November 30th.

Price: Free

Description: The Norwalk Parking Authority’s Art in Parking Places presents Physiology of Inspiration, the second in the Senses of SoNo series of exhibits at the Maritime Garage Gallery. Physiology of Inspiration exhibit features works in all mediums by artists Barbara Campbell, Ken Delmar, Ralph DiMarco, Paul Hitchen, Fran Meehan, Loren DePalma, Jim Inzero, Joan Melnick, Debra Schaffer,  Alissa Siegal, as well as Irina Simenova from the SoNo School of Fashion.


Redding: Gingerbread Workshop

Where: 19 Main St, Redding, CT

When: Noon Saturday, Nov. 24

Cost: $40

Description: Sit down in front of every christmas candy you can imagine and decorate your very own gingerbread house. Call for reservations at 203-544-7057.


Ridgefield: At the Theater: Italian American Reconciliation

Where: The Ridgefield Theater Barn

When: Nov. 25, 2 p.m.

Description: The Ridgefield Theater Barn is thrilled to present Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley. The production, directed by Sherry Asch and produced by Cheryl Boyd, will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 through Dec. 8, with Sunday matinees Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $24 for adults and $20 for students/seniors (62).  Cabaret seating, doors open one hour prior to curtain.  For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org


Seymour: Breakfast with Santa and Toys 4 Kids

Where: 19 Chucta Rd, Seymour

When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.

Description: See the Posting of the Colors by Emil Senger Post 10 from Seymour, listen to Park City Pride's music, enjoy a full breakfast with the community.  The Blue Knights Motorcycle group will be there and a special visit from Santa. Dress Warmly, don't forget to bring your camera and an unwrapped toy for Toys 4 Kids.


Where: Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport

When: Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description: "Tired of having to get up on Black Friday at 5:30 am to get the best bargains? Tired of crowds and big box stores? Tired of driving round in circles looking for somewhere to park? Join your friends at our first Black Friday Sale to relax, browse and buy from our selection of holiday reading and gift-appropriate books, CDs and DVDs!"


Stamford: Visions of Gingerbread IV

Where: Stamford Museum & Nature Center

When: Now through January 27

Price: Free with gate admission

Description: A sweet holiday tradition has taken root at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with the 4th annual Visions of Gingerbread. See some creative confections, completely consisting of edible materials, from the area’s finest chefs and caterers. Returning favorites, along with new competitors, will show off their gingerbread skills.


Wilton: Shop Wilton Day!

Where: Wilton Chamber of Commerce

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24

Description: The Wilton Chamber of Commerce teamed up with local businesses, retailers, and merchants of our community to present “Shop Wilton Day”. Our local merchants will be running special sales, discounts, promotions, and events throughout the day. Une Minette, Vintage Fine Wines, Sweet Pierre’s, Open House Gifts, Krik It, Signature Style, Campus Jewelers, Bella & Co., Renaissance Beauty, B Chic, and Snappy Gator are just a few of the many merchants that will be participating in this unique day of shopping local.


Woodbury: Pack 54 Cub Scouts Toys for Tots Drive

Where: 1 Main St S, Woodbury, CT

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25 (more dates available by clicking on the above headline link)

Description: Woodbury Cub Scout Pack 54 is conducting its annual Toys for Tots drive until 12/21/12. They are seeking new unwrapped toys for all ages and are collecting toys on the North Town Green on 12/1/12 from 8-2 during the wreath sale fundraiser.


Woodbury: "A Matter of Intent" with Speaker Seth Warner

Where: Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society

When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25

Cost: Free

Description: We humans judge ourselves on relative terms, and others on absolutes. Should it be the other way around? Explore these ideas with guest speaker Seth Warner.


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