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.
Nov 17 - 18
Santa Comes to Westfield Trumbull
Where: Westfield Trumbull Mall, Trumbull, 5065 Main St.
When: Nov. 17, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Description: SANTA ARRIVAL Featuring the MAGIC TREE HOUSE LIVE STAGE ADVENTURE!
Mary Pope Osborne’s internationally beloved and bestselling Magic Tree House series comes to life in this long awaited live character event, “READ, READ, READ." Brother-Sister duo Jack and Annie bring their time traveling adventures to life, then welcome Santa to Westfield Trumbull! Two event times: Santa arrival show at 11am, followed by an additional performance of Read, Read, Read at 2pm.
Rotary Club / Interact Club Pancake Breakfast
Where: 1014 Masuk High School, Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $8 (Kids 12 and under and Seniors $5)
Description: The Rotary Club of Monroe and Masuk High School's Interact Club are teaming up to present the 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit Project Warmth. Pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee and fun are on the menu. Interacts members will offer Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts for the kids.
Come out, fuel up and great ready for Thanksgiving while helping keep everyone in Monroe warm this winter.
Free seminar: Put a Farmer's Market on Your Porch
Where: Foodworks, 477 Main St., Monroe.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m.
Description: Join us for a free seminar on growing fresh produce at home with Tower Garden. No green thumb needed! Register at the store or call 203-452-9500 to reserve your spot.
Fairfield: Robert Randolph at the Fairfield Theatre Company
Where: Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford Street
When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
Description: "Having taken the long route from little-known gospel artist to the Jimi Hendrix of sacred steel, Robert Randolph is the rare musician who has managed to carve out a unique place in the American music continuum with little more than hard work and musicianship."
Where: Southbury Historical Society, 624 S Britain Rd, Southbury, CT
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m.
Description: The Southbury Historical Society will open its museum this weekend to coincide with a community commemoration of the town's rub with a pro-Nazi group 75 years ago. The Historical Society will display memorabilia from 1937, when Southbury prevented the German American Bund from building a training camp in Southbury.
Festival of Trees and Craft Fair
Where: Wesley Heights, 580 Long Hill Ave, Shelton
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m.
Description: Get into the holiday spirit this weekend by attending the two day Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair. Custom decorated trees, wreaths, and gift baskets are in a raffle for your donation ticket purchase. You can also shop for very unique items from area crafters. Home baked goodies await, along with a photo opp with Santa from 11-2 daily. Parking at Long Hill Elementary School-free shuttle service provided.
Pet Protectors Holiday Photos Fundraiser
Where: 675 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Description: Pet Photos with Santa! Bring your leashed dogs and cats in carriers and children also… With Professional Photographer: CARROLL HUDDERS. One 5x7 Size = $15.00; Other Options Available. There will be dog / cat items, holiday baskets and more available.
Woodbury: Thanksgiving Bake Sale to Support Team Beta
Where: LaBonne's Market
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
Cost: Various costs for baked goods
Description: Team Beta's fourth annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Labonne's Market. Homemade pies, cakes and cookies are for sale, to complement a Thanksgiving feast. Purchases help Nonnewaug High School’s Team Beta promote science and technology to the community.