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.
Hamden Pet Fair
Where: Brooksvale Park 524 Brooksvale Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
When: October 20, 2012 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Cost: $25/person, $40/couple
What: Hamden R-DOG and Hamden Happy Tails Foundation are joining to present the Hamden Pet Fair. It will be held at Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Avenue, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, starting at 11 a.m.. The annual Happy Tails Halloween Pet Costume Parade will start at 1 p.m..
Monroe Elementary Great Pumpkin Fair
Where: Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: Moonbounces, children's games, face painting, bounce house, a haunted house maze, popular vendors, raffles and Silent Auction. Some of our silent auction items include ticket to see a taping of Jimmy Fallon, 4 tickets to sit in the grandstand at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Disney hopper passes and many many more. Homemade treats, fried dough, grilled fare, cotton candy and popcorn are also available.
Milford: Tag Sale to Benefit FeralCare and Nutmeg Clinic
Where: 63 Camden St, Milford, CT
When: Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 9 a.m., RAIN DATE: Sun., Oct. 21
Description: All proceeds will help the cats and dogs we have aided with spay/neuter and vaccines. Lots of antiques, household items, toys, fabric, Christmas, and other miscellaneous goods.
Trumbull Agriscience Halloween Family Festival
Where: Trumbull Agriscience School, 536 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull
When: Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
BBQ and Pumpkins
Where: P.J.'s Garden Exchange, 4244 Madison Ave., Trumbull
When: Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
Where: Jewish Federation of Western CT, Southbury
When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Description: Iris Burnett, who has been a political advisor to two presidents and many elected officials, will give a presentation titled, “Presidential Politics: Behind the Scenes” in Southbury.
Woodbury: All Hollow's Eve at the Glebe House
Where: The Glebe House and Gertrude Jekyll Garden
When: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 27
Cost: Tickets in advance are $10 per person and $20 per family. At the door, tickets are $12 per person and $25 per family.
Description: Cemetery tours, costumed people portray ghosts of Woodbury's past. See article for full description.
"Barefoot in the Park" at Center Stage Shelton
Where: Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Shelton CT
When: Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
Cost: Adults $25, Students $10
Description: In this winsome comedy, newlyweds Corie and Paul negotiate their first apartment, eccentric neighbors and a meddling mother. This Neil Simon hit sparkles with lively wordplay and laughs as well as charming characters who find joy amid inspired lunacy.
Stratford: Fire Department Holds Open House Saturday
Where: 2750 Main St., Stratford
When: Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, $5 for pancake breakfast
Description: See what the typical day of firefighter is like with "real life" fire demonstrations and more at this year's fire department open house.
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