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What's Up This Weekend: 'A Taste of Italy'

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.

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

WhenSaturday, 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.

Trumbull: SERVE N PLAY

Where: Lakewood-Trumbull Branch YMCA, 20 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull, CT

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

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.

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

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

WhenTomorrow, 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.

Shelton: SHS Redeemable Bottle and Can Drive

Where: Shelton High School, 120 Meadow St, Shelton, CT

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Fed. 23

Cost: Free

Description: The Shelton High School Marching Gaels hold a redeemable bottle and can drive on the last Saturday of every month at the SHS bus loop.

Wilton: Eldred Wheeler Furniture Grand Opening

Where: 12 Hollyhock Rd., Wilton

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

Cost: Free

Description: Eldred Wheeler reopens in Wilton. A drawing for an Eldred Wheeler piece will take place.

Where: Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Ln, Newtown, CT

When: Noon Sunday, Feb. 24

Cost: Free

Description: With the help of NHS world language students, learn to write a message in a different language to send to students across Connecticut.

Dorothea E. Brennan February 23, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Love this list but it would be even better if it came out earlier in the week with just a reminder on Satirday
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) February 23, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Thanks Dorothea -- duly noted.

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