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What's Up This Weekend: Jim Himes in Darien, Stephen Sondheim in Ridgefield

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.

Norwalk: Around the World Performance Series: Egypt

Where: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave, Norwalk, CT | Get Directions »

When: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2:00 pm

Cost: Free

Description: In a highly participatory and entertaining program, Egyptian artist Karim Nagi demonstrates the depth of Arab art through music and dance.

Where: Whisconier Middle School, 17 W Whisconier Rd, Brookfield

When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

Description: Brookfield Girl Scouts presents Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies – an afternoon of fun activities and guest speakers to show your 5th grade and older daughters about self esteem, self defense, fun ways to eat a healthy diet, and to learn to recognize red flags in relationships.

Trumbull: SERVE N PLAY

Where: Lakewood-Trumbull Branch YMCA, 20 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull, CT | Get Directions »

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Cost: $89

Description: Children learn the basic tennis strokes, ground strokes, volleys, serves, and the rules and vocabulary of this great lifelong sport. Children will also develop fundamental   movement skills, coordination, and balance in a fun and positive environment.

AGE: 3 years through 6th grade, 8-week Winter session beginning February 25; CONTACT: Mitch Morton, mmorton@cccymca.org

Southbury Dinner Theater to Honor Sandy Hook

Where:
When
: Saturday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Cost
: $60
Description
: Award winning and interactive mystery dinner show will infuse intrigue and fun into your winter night. Majority of proceeds will support The Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund and local first responders.

Fairfield: Orchestra in HD - Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts The Rite of Spring

Where: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT

When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

Cost: $15

Description: New Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a dramatic, 21st-century treatment of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, performed in Philadelphia's Verizon Hall and streamed at the Quick Center.

Milford: Milford Lions Present A Taste of Italy

Where: St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf Street, Milford, CT 06460

When: Saturday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $12 per person, children 5 and under are free.

Description: Join the Milford Lions to celebrate a taste of Italy, sponsored by Milford Bank, featuring Baked Ziti, House Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Coffee, and Beverages, many Raffles & Prizes, entertainment by Coastal Chordsmen, Catering by Scott Rohrig from Lasse's, all proceeds go to local charities.

Trumbull: CT Troubador Comes Trumbull

Where: Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St.

When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Spring Concert: Folk Duo   The Sea, The Sea; Chuck Costa Returns with Mira Stanley. Chuck Costa, CT State Troubadour 2011-2013, returns to the library and performs original, contemporary folk tunes in the duo The Sea, The Sea with Mira Stanley.

Costa has been widely recognized across the folk circuit over the years, most recently 2010 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, 2008 Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Winner, and more. Stanley is a seasoned performer (Mountain Stage, NPR, PBS).  With Costa in The Sea, The Sea,  'two distinct, award-winning songwriters ... create emotionally spare music, simple and true.'  --Amy Speace.  At the heart of this duo are smooth intricate harmonies anchored by honest songwriting.

Darien: Policy Matters: A Discussion on Guns in America

Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday

Cost: Free

Description: Darien Democratic Town Committee Speaker Series: A Non-partisan discussion on the impact of guns in America

The speakers scheduled to appear are: 

  • Congressman Jim Himes
  • George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General
  • Duane J. Lovello - Darien Chief of Police  
  • Ron Pinciaro - Executive Director of Conneticut Against Gun Violence

Naugatuck: Dodgeball Tournament for Charities

Where: Naugatuck High School

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, charges to participate (participants already registered)

Description: A dodgeball tournament will be held at Naugatuck High School to raise money for local nonprofits, including the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Bethel: Free Workshop at A Stitch in Time

Where: A Stitch In Time 276 Greenwood Ave, Bethel

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23

Cost: Free

Description: A Stitch in Time hosts free workshops every Saturday. This week, the project is a scarf made with Casablanca, a yarn from Cascade.

Brookfield: USMA Highlands Brass Quintet

Where: Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield, CT

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24

Cost: Free

Description: The U.S. Military Academy's Highlands Brass Quintet will perform in a free concert in the Community Room of The Brookfield Library. Refreshments provided by The Friends of The Brookfield Library will follow the concert

New Canaan: The Fox on the Fairway

Where: Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT
When: Performance dates are over the next three weekends: Feb. 22, 23; March 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on February 24 and March 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Description: The Town Players of New Canaan performs Ken Ludwig’s fast, furious, and fun comedy The Fox on the Fairway, a “madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with golf.”

Ridgefield: Stephen Sondheim

Where: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT
When: Tomorrow, February 23, 2013, 7:30 pm
Cost: $65
Description: This on-stage interview with the musical theater legend, Steven Sondheim, is hosted by Emmy-award winning journalist Morton Dean followed by an audience Q&A.

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