Summer Theater Camp: Jack and the Beanstalk at Norwich Arts Center

Norwalk Arts Center 22 E. Main Street, Norwalk

June 24-29, 2024 This week-long intensive camp is for students of all abilities and skill levels. We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT)! MCT is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre.  MCT has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. MCT's tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented on Friday & Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children’s stories and fairytales . . . a twist on the classic stories that you know and love. Also included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors and special sessions directed by NAC staff. Open to grades 1 - 12 For more information

$120

Blippi The Wonderful World Tour: Children’s Musical at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

Blippi is coming to New London for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party! For more information

$29 – $69

Guilford Center Scavenger Hunt: Guilford Giggles & Galore Hunt

Let's Roam has scavenger hunts in towns all over the country. They are self-guided walking games for people who enjoy solving puzzles. Let's Roam This event can happen whenever you would like it to! Welcome to the Guilford Center, Connecticut, scavenger hunt! Get ready for an exciting adventure through this charming and historic neighborhood. This is not your average sightseeing tour; you'll be searching high and low for hidden gems and solving clues along the way. As you explore the streets, you'll discover some of the oldest homes in Connecticut, beautiful architecture, and stunning views of the Long Island Sound. The town center is bustling with local shops, delicious restaurants, and a rich history that dates back to colonial times. But don't worry—you won't need a history book to enjoy this scavenger hunt! Our clever clues will guide you through each location without giving away too much information. So grab your friends or family members and join us for a day of fun and adventure in Guilford Center! Buy your tickets now and embark on a treasure hunt like no other. Who knows what secrets you'll uncover? Hint: Keep an eye out for the Comfort Starr House, the Acadian House. For more information   Let's Roam has scavenger hunts in towns all over the country

$20

FAMILY ECOLOGY DAYS at Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

July 6, 13 Aug 10,17 1:30-3:00pm Participate in an afternoon of ecology exploration with the RTP Estuary Center! Learn how to use some of our equipment and explore our sanctuary grounds.  Each session is packed with fascinating discoveries! This program is intended for families with children ages 5 and up. Each session features a unique theme. Attend one or all four! Cost $ 25 per family per session or sign up for all 4 for $80 per family. Click here to learn more about each day!

$25 – $80

Summer on the Farm at the Yellow Farmhouse: Ages 5-10

Yellow Farmhouse 389 N. Main Street, Stonington

 July 9 - August 29, 2024 Our Summer on the Farm program brings children ages 5-10 to Stone Acres Farm where Yellow Farmhouse educators help them pick, taste, and cook fresh produce.Over the course of eight summer weeks, we visit the laying hens, measure the temperature of the compost piles, inspect milkweed for monarch caterpillars, dissect flowers to see how their parts are designed, harvest and compare seeds, and much much more.Each week includes a cooking/tasting activity, utilizing farm-fresh ingredients and engaging recipes For more information

$35

Storytime at the Yellow Farmhouse: Ages 3-5

Yellow Farmhouse 389 N. Main Street, Stonington

July 10 - August 28, 2024 Wednesdays Our Storytime program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers is a chance for little ones to listen to a story and participate in a nature activity such as harvesting veggies fresh from our micro-farm, exploring flowers, observing pollinators, or sampling farm-fresh snacks. For more information

$12

NORTH STONINGTON AGRICULTURAL FAIR

NORTH STONINGTON AGRICULTURAL FAIR 21 WYASSUP ROAD, North Stonington

​JULY 11 - 14, 2024 HOME ARTS AND CRAFTS ~~CONCESSIONS~~RIDESLIVESTOCK SHOWS AND PULLS~~STAGE ENTERTAINMENTPIG RACING ~ BLACKSMITH DEMOSAWMILL EXHIBITIONS~~CARRIAGE DRIVING SHOW~~TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS~~MAGICIAN~~HAM & BEAN DINNER~~DOG DEMOS AND MUCH MORE! ADMISSION:  10 and Over  $12.00 Under 10 - Free For more information 

Free – $12

FAMILY DAY at The Lyme Art Association

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

From 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, July 13th, join us for Family Day on the lawns of Lyme Art Association for fun & creative art and outdoor activities for kids & families. More details coming soon. Below is a list of the fun activities from last year’s Family Day. 2023’s Family Day Activities Included: Tripledale Farm‘s Petting Zoo Plein Air Painting Food Live Music from Sue Mead & Woody (John Wood) Art Activities for kids & adults provided by PARJE (Public Art Racial Justice Education) Face Painting Pop-up Art Library Young Artist Exhibition Awards Ceremony Calling Young Artists (ages 5 – 18): Sign-up to enter the Hope Is A Thing With Feathers Show, which will be on view from June 7 – July 18, 2024.  Click here for more information and to sign up. For more information

$10 – $30

Story Time: Gabriele Davis, Peaches at Black Rock Books

Black Rock Books 3030 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

Connecticut based author Gabriele Davis joins us to read her debut picture book, Peaches, a lyrical, multigenerational story about a young girl learning to make her family’s treasured peach cobbler recipe. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This event is best suited for children aged 3-8.   For more information

Connecticut Pickle Festival

Berlin Fair Grounds 430 Beckly Road, Berlin

July 13 through July 14, 2024 What is The Connecticut Pickle Festival? The Connecticut Pickle Festival is New England's largest pickle event of the year featuring our Pickle Patch showcasing pickle samples throughout the country!!!! That’s right, unlimited pickle sampling is an option when purchasing tickets!!! For more information

$30 – $100

Camp Aldrich Registration is Now Open

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 258 Main Street, Ridgefield

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.   Each week, campers will be guided through art-making workshops and activities led by a professional, practicing artist and our dedicated team of camp counselors. Weeks are tailored to specific age groups for the ultimate creative learning environment. Each session culminates in a celebration for family and friends on Friday evenings, displaying works of art that the campers developed throughout the week. Week 1: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19 Grades 1 to 3 Week 2: Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 Grades 1 to 3 Week 3: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 Grades 4 to 6 For more information

$435 – $480

Children’s Summer on Stage: Sleeping Beauty: Session One at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

July 15 – July 20 Summer on Stage is an unforgettable week-long summer theater experience at the Garde Arts Center with the Missoula Children’s Theatre! Up to 60 students will rehearse for the whole week and attend a variety of workshops, then put on two performances of an original musical with the Missoula Children’s Theater, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater.  Participants will learn about many facets of theater giving them skills in presentation, confidence, self-expression and knowledge of related technical elements such as stage make-up, sound, and lighting. Register Now Camp: Monday-Friday 9am to 3:30pm Drop Off 8:45-9am / Pick Up 3:30pm Performances: Friday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am Session 1: July 15 – July 20         Sleeping Beauty Session 2: July 22 – July 27        The Wizard of Oz Session 3: July 29 – Aug 3          The Pied Piper   For more information

$385