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Out and About in Fairfield County this weekend

Read on to find out about the tons of activities for kids to do this weekend in Fairfield County

Weekend Highlights for April 25 - April 27 for Fairfield County families:

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Friday!


Wonder Women of Fairfield at the Fairfield Museum and History Center at Fairfield Museum and History Center. Fairfield wouldn't what it is today without the vision and determination of its most famous women. Explore how 20th century women (politicians, philanthropists, naturalists, business) forged new avenues of achievement not open to earlier generations.


Spring Constellations at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Spring Constellations, followed by a turn on our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation will be held rain or shine.


73rd Annual Bristol Boys & Girls Club OM Show: Happy Days! at Imagine Nation Museum. The Bristol Boys & Girls Club Older Members Association presents our 73rd Annual OM Show!


Metamorphic Mystery at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Join Animal Embassy to explore the incredible life process called metamorphosis.


Meet a Firefighter Storytime at the Fairfield Public Library - Woods Branch! at Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch . Fairfield's Finest will visit the Branch Library to read firefighter stories, talk about fire safety, and show off their truck! For children ages birth to 5. Registration is required.



Saturday!


Family Hiking Club at Rye Nature Center. Put on your hiking boots and explore the forest with the whole family.


Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs at Rye Nature Center. Children with special needs are invited to bring a family member with them to the Nature Center and enjoy animal programs, hikes, and other fun science and sensory adventures.


April in Paris with Madeline at the Fairfield Library  at Fairfield Public Library Main Library. In two straight lines, in rain or shine, we'll come to celebrate Madeline! Join us for the 75th anniversary of Ludwig Bemelman's beloved Madeline books. We'll read selections from the books, make a craft, and enjoy a light afternoon tea together.


Wilton Library’s Annual Gigantic Book Sale Fundraiser at Wilton Library. Features more than 70,000 items in more than 50 categories! On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime.


"Basic Stage Combat" for Middle Schoolers at the Byram Shubert Library in Greenwich at Byram Shubert Library. Students will learn the art of the stage magician. Stage combat, like dance, is choreographed with set moves that have to be mastered before you can create a performance piece. Techniques covered will include slaps, punches, blocks and avoids.


Earth Day Family Volunteer Project at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Garlic mustard was introduced in North America in the 1860's as a culinary herb. Today, it is an invasive species in much of Connecticut, including the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.


Spring Celebration Night Hike at New Canaan Nature Center at New Canaan Nature Center. Come explore the magic of spring with us as we wrap up Earth Week with a Spring Celebration Night Hike! We’ll journey through the woods and into the meadows in search of some of our favorite pollinators, butterflies & bats.


Bryam Beach & Park Clean-Up Day at Junior League of Greenwich. Please join the Junior League of Greenwich and the Town of Greenwich for a productive and enjoyable morning. Activities will include planting flowers, painting park benches and general clean-up. Families welcome. Email:jlg@jlgreenwich.org.


Kids Festival in the Park - 2014 in Ridgefield, CT at Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce. Kids Festival 2014 will feature activities for all ages including: Face-painting, Vendor Crafts and Amazing Inflatable Fun activities. A safe, fun and educational event for our children! Join the FUN!


Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure - Greenwich Country Day School Performing Arts Center at Junior League of Greenwich. Join Dora, Diego and the rest of their friends on a pirate adventure. Two Performances Only! Saturday, APRIL 26, 2014 at 11 am and 3pm at the Greenwich Country Day School Performing Arts Center.



Sunday!


March for Babies with the March of Dimes at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven! at March of Dimes of Connecticut. When you March for Babies, you give hope to babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.


Greenwich Youth Film Festival (GYFF) at Junior League of Greenwich. Please join us to celebrate the third annual Greenwich Youth Film Festival (GYFF) at Cole Auditorium in Greenwich Library. Tickets are free on a first come, first serve basis. The event will feature the top films in each of the five GYFF categories.


Earth Day Celebration at Trumbull Nature and Arts Center. Come celebrate Earth Day at this family friendly event which will feature earth-friendly exhibitors, entertainment, food, nature crafts, fun activities and more!


Day Out With Thomas! at Essex Steam Train and Riverboat. Essex Steam Train sponsors A Day Out with Thomas (the Tank Engine) Meet Sir Topham Hatt. 25 minute ride.


Open Turret Day at the Military Museum of Southern New England at Military Museum of Southern New England. Once a month the Military Museum of Southern New England opens its doors - literally - to many of our vehicles! Explore the tanks and armored vehicles that were active in our nation's conflicts and experience what it's like to pilot history.


Visit our website for a complete list of events.


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