Wilton HIstorical Society Father’s Day Cartooning Workshop for Kids

06/17/2017

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11 am - 12:30 pm. When people think of cartoons, they may think of comic books, political cartoons and "the funnies" in the Sunday newspaper when they were kids. But cartoons have been around in print and visual media for several hundred years; some of the earliest date to the 18th century in Britain. Museum Educator Lola Chen will be discussing how cartoons evolved, and will use the Society's current exhibition Dr. Seuss, Political Cartoons and the Battle Over Isolationism vs Intervention to show some examples. From the start, cartoons have been a way to lampoon and poke fun at the establishment and government. The kids will have a chance to draw their own cartoon, which may be a great gift for Father's Day! Snack included, which the children will help prepare. Suggested for ages 6 – 12. Wilton Historical Society members $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; Non-members $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Please register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Barnum Festival Ringmaster's Ball

06/17/2017

840 Old Town Rd, Bridgeport, CT

6 pm - 11 pm. Fairchild Wheeler Magnet School. Dance the night away at the elegant Ringmaster's Ball! The evening will include a cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Brush shoulders with community leaders and bid on items at both the silent and live auction. Dress is black tie optional

Barnum Festival Wing Ding Parade

06/17/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

9 am. Come one, come all to the annual Wing Ding parade! Bring the whole family for a day filled with excitement and entertainment. Get creative as you dress up for the kid's parade through Beardsley Zoo. Your means of transportation are up to you—make a float, pull a wagon, ride a bike, or just walk together. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Enjoy entry to the zoo until 12pm, as well as face painting, balloon animals, music, and food. It's fun for the whole family. Registration opens at 9am and the parade starts at 11am. Admission is FREE. Any purchases made during the day will benefit Barnum Festival activities and scholarships.

Discovery Museum Stem Night Out Perfect Pairings

06/17/2017

4450 Park Avenue , Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203)372-3521.

6-9 pm. A delicious Discovery date night! Spend a decadent spring evening out with your partner exploring wine, chocolate, and a unique tasting menu designed to explore harmony in combinations.

Westport Historical Society Historic Business District Walking Tour: National Hall & Post Rd East

06/17/2017

Jesup Green, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

3-4 pm. Join us for a walking tour of the town's Business Center District and discover facts about such historic sites as National Hall and the former Westport Bank & Trust Company building. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The one-hour walk kicks off at 3 p.m. at Jesup Green and will be led by Bob Mitchell. There is a $10 suggested donation. Ages 12 and under are free. Meet at Jesup Green in front of Westport Public Library's lower entrance. Parking is available at the town lot on Jesup Green (Taylor Public Parking Lot). For more information about the tour and to register, call (203) 222-1424. Join us at a local watering hole after the tour for a complimentary drink.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Eat Your Veggies and Performance

06/17/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

11:30 am - 12 noon. Eat Your Vegetables Day – We're always told to eat our veggies, but do you know where they come from? Come spend learn all about vegetables in our Community Garden! Ages 3 and up. Performance - 2-3 pm. Folklore Urbano NYC performing Cumbia for Kids

Earth Place Birds of Prey Feeding and Trading Post

06/17/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-257-4400.

Birds of Prey Feeding 3:00 PM Observe the naturalists feed our birds of prey. Questions welcome! Rain or shine; included with admission. Nature's Trading Post - 3:30 PM. Share your collection of nature finds, tell us the story of your item, and trade it for something new. Please no objects regulated by state or federal law, such as bird feathers, nests, eggs, and any endangered species. Please do not bring in anything that will rot or smell.

Rowayton's Annual Father's Day Fun Run

06/18/2017

33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-838-7887.

Start Time: 9:30 am. $12 adults, $6 children. Bring out the whole family to participate in the 38th annual RCA sponsored Rowayton Fun Run, held on Father’s Day, Sunday June 19th with a race start time of 9:30am at the Rowayton Community Center. Choose the 2.2 mile short course or the 4.4 mile long course. Divisions include: 10 & under, 11-15, Open, Masters (45-59), Senior (60+), and Single and Double Joggers. Children under 15 may only run the short course, and an adult must accompany all children under 9. The fee is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. On-site registration: runs from 8:30-9:20am on race day.

FREE Guided Tours of the Bartlett - Highlights Tour

06/18/2017

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971 ex. 17 .

11 am. Join the new class of docents as they give you a tour of 6 highlights of the gardens, including tales of the Charter Oak and the Dinosaur Tree. Suitable for visitors of all ages. The tour should last approximately 45 minutes. Meet in front of the Silver Education Building at 11:00 a.m.. FREE!

Fairfield Museum and History Center Father's Day Family Event

06/18/2017

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

12-2 pm. Learn about Fairfield's farming past and the "community garden" exhibition in the Victorian Cottage. Plant seeds with Dad to take home and grow! Free with Museum admission.