June 3, 2013, 5:00pm South Bay Beach on Bantam Lake, East Shore Road, Morris Swim 400 Yards, Run 3 Miles. Kids under 12 can join the Little Dippers for a dash across the shallow pool and a 1 mile race around the baseball field. Race at 6:30pm, registration starts at 5:00pm. $25 entry fee, kids free with paid adult entry or $10 on their own. http://www.getoutnplay.biz/events/dip-n-dash
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- Billings Forge Community Works
Tutor Kids in Billings Forge Community Works’ summer program! Contact Cori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-548-9877.
- Common Ground
Lend a hand on Common Ground’s urban farm! contact Shannon Raider at email@example.com or 203-389-4333 x1217.
- Leadership, Education & Athletics in Partnership
Spend the first Tuesday of the month reading aloud to a small group of boys or girls and share your love of reading! Register as guest reader with Adelaida Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 773-0770.
- Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital
Help out on ski trips, hand cycle outings, wheelchair tennis tournaments and other Gaylord Sports Association events. Contact Todd Munn at email@example.com or 203-284-2772.
June 7, 2013, 7:00pm Comcast Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford Good lord, talk about hazy memories. Dig out your old flannel shirts and rent a school bus or something, these guys are still apparently touring. If you went to high school or college in the 90s, don’t miss this chance to reminisce. Ticket prices vary. For tickets; http://eventful.com/hartford_ct/events/dave-matthews-band-/E0-001-054683627-6
June 8, 2013 5:00-11:00pm High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme Join High Hopes for a charity evening full of toe-tapping and dancing in the aisles with Grammy award winner Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. Proceeds from the evening benefit the programs & participants of our year round equine assisted therapy programs. 5pm Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres and Silent Auction, 7pm Dinner, 9pm concert. Tickets $140-$250. For tickets and more info: http://www.highhopestr.org/concert/more_info.html
Sunday, June 16th 10:15am Branford Green Certified 5k course passes through many of Branford’s scenic beaches, park and residential neighborhoods. Also, a 2-mile Health Walk is an alternative option @ 10:10. Kids Run @ 9:30! http://branfordroadrace.net/
June 1, 2013 1-2:30pm Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington Hike the beautiful, Metacomet Trail on the eastern ridge of Hill-Stead’s spectacular grounds, and learn its history, with museum interpreter Betty Collins. The Metacomet Trail is 200 miles and connects with the Monadnock and Mattabesett (MMM) Trails (don’t worry, you won’t be taking on the whole thing). It’ll be a moderately challenging walk, come prepared with shoes and water. Free! Ph: 860-677-4787/ www.hillstead.org
May 21, 2013, 6:00-9:00pm The Weekend Kitchen, 52 Saybrook Road, Essex Become a less-terrifying knife wielder. Take part in this class where you’ll learn to mince, chop, dice and julienne like a pro (aka Chef Amanda Cushman) and get briefed on sharpening and storage. It’s suggested that you bring a chef’s and paring knife (recommended brands: Wusthof, Shun, Global or Henckels). On the menu: Gazpacho, Baby Lamb Chops with Garlic, Endive and Orange Salad, Potatoes Persillade, Seasonal Fruit Melange. Class includes a full dinner and printed recipes, students invited to bring their own wine. Tickets: $90.00/person; Ph: 860-767-1010 To register: MORE
May 17, 2013 7:00p.m Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main Street, New Britain Join The Take Two Jazz Duo – John Brighenti on piano alongside vocalist Erin O’Luanaigh – for an evening of Peggy Lee tunes and a special tribute to Cole Porter. Tickets: $12 and $15 Ph: (860) 229-2072 / trinityonmain.org
May 17, 2013 8:00pm Oakdale Theater, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford Do you remember these guys because WE SURE DO. Get your angsty 90’s grunge on. Tickets: $35 to $75 Ph: (203) 265-1501/ oakdale.com
May 18 – June 2, Saturday and Sundays 11:00am-7:00pm 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford Walk the streets of an 11th century village during festival time: music in the air, entertainment on the streets, knights jousting on the field, enormous turkey legs being grilled (of course). Food and fun and fantasy for everyone. Try archery, axe-tossing and more. Coolest part we think: Each weekend serves as a fundraiser for a different CT charity! Admission: $10 and $16. For tickets and more info: http://robinhoodsfaire.com/
May 18 and 19, 11:00am-3:00pm Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford OMG sheep shearing! And storytelling, crafts, music and hayrides. Too much fun, basically. $5 and $10; children under 3, free. Ph: (203) 322-1646 / stamfordmuseum.org.