Parkville Market Princess Brunch!

Parkville Market 1400 Park Street, Hartford

You are cordially invited to a Parkville Market Princess Brunch! We’re calling all princesses and princes to get all dressed up and join us for a sing along with some of your favorite princesses! Admission is $30 per person and includes a full breakfast buffet and assorted juices starting at 11AM. Children must be accompanied by an adult and tickets must be purchased for each child and adult in attendance. Parkville Market partners with Sugar & Spice Fairytales for our Princess Brunch events! For more information

$30

Kid’s Cooking Classes at Auerfarm

Auerfarm 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield

Tuesdays & Thursdays in May 5:30 – 6:30 PM Come join us for our kids’ cooking classes at Auerfarm! Your little ones will have a blast learning how to cook and bake delicious treats in person. Auerfarm’s resident Chef Kristiann will guide them through fun and educational cooking activities. Every class will talk about kitchen safety, food preparation, and clean-up before learning how to create a delicious dish! It’s a great opportunity for kids to get hands-on in the kitchen and develop some new skills. Don’t miss out on this exciting culinary experience! For more information

$40

The 87th Dogwood Festival: Fairfield

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield

May 11-12, 2024! Crafts Fair (and more!): Dozens of New England vendors offering jewelry, accessories, hand-crafted items, photography, artisanal foods and so much more! INTERESTED CRAFTERS: CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2024 CRAFTER APPLICATION! Children’s Crafts and games: Fun crafts to create, games to play, and a bounce house too! Located on the church playground. Live Music: A wonderful line-up of local musicians, showcasing both youthful talent and accomplished adult performers. Blossom Cafe: Enjoy a delicious selection of fresh and healthy fare, with live music from 12 to 2 each day. Blossom Bakery: Showcasing the culinary skills of church’s talented bakers, the bakery offers cakes, pies, cookies, breads, cupcakes. And this year: a bake-off, too! Food Trucks: We’ve got a great selection of local food trucks to keep you well fed while you’re visiting the Festival! Plant Boutique: One of Greenfield Hill’s premier nurseries, Outdoor Design and Living, has made it possible for the Dogwood Festival to offer a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, potted plants and hanging baskets. Guided Walking History Tours: Led by knowledgeable church volunteers, our guided walking tour takes you to the historic sites “on the hill” surrounding the church. Blessing of the Animals: The traditional blessing of the animals by our pastors takes place on the front steps of the church at 11:00 a.m. on Mother’s Day. For more information

Mothers’ Day Flower Class at White Gate Farm

White Gate Farm 83 Upper Pattagansett Road, East Lyme

Come gather flowers at the farm and make your own beautiful creation to take home or give to a lucky mother. We provide vases, flowers, quiche, scones, coffee & tea, as well as instruction and clean up.  The class is led by farmer Dan Wood and farm owner Pauline Lord. REGISTER      

$58

New Canaan Food Revolution: A Tasting Event Fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids

Berkshire Hathaway 98 Park St, New Canaan

The New Canaan Food Revolution, founded by Jamie Oliver returns for a 9th year on Saturday, May 18th between 9.30–11:45am. Enjoy a morning strolling downtown and sampling bites to eat at different locations. Earn a stamp for everything you taste, if you complete your passport then you will be entered into a prize draw. EVERYONE receives a bravery certificate. Registration is located at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, where you can enjoy live music. ALL proceeds from ticket sales will be given to The Sunshine Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer. The New Canaan Food Revolution focuses on our relationship with food, promoting being adventurous and igniting a passion for families to stroll downtown. It’s a fun community event for a great cause. For more information

$14.64

Happy Birthday Connecticut’s Old State House

Connecticut’s Old State House 800 Main St, Hartford

Join us in celebrating Connecticut’s Old State House’s 228th birthday on Saturday, May 18th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. This free event will feature a Spring Craft Market, activities for kids, and cake made by 2023 Election Cake Bake-Off winner Amy Hodder of Amy Cakes in Wallingford. Enjoy an outdoor concert with Jake Kulak and The Modern Vandals. This event is sponsored by The Bushnell. On May 13, 1796, Connecticut’s Legislature held their first session in their newly-constructed Hartford State House. Though threated with destruction throughout the years, the building survives and stands to celebrating its 228-year connection to American history. For more information

Colonial Field Day at Westport Museum for History and Culture

Westport Museum for History and Culture 25 Avery Place, Westport

Ever wondered how to play hoop and stick? Or break flax? What about spinning yarn? Bring the whole family and see for yourself at the museum’s Colonial Field Day! Take part in activities that were commonplace in the 18th century. Speak with costumed staff and volunteers about the lives of those in the colonial era. Try your hand at beating a rug, playing nine-mans-Morris or writing with a quill and ink. Enjoy colonial music and some treats while you explore the activities as well as the fun and games of the past.  For more information

Free – $5

Spring Cooking with the Minis, Grades K-2 at Wakeman Town Farm

Wakeman Town Farm 134 Cross Highway, Westport

May 20, (No Class May 27 due to Memorial Day) June 3, June 10, June 17 Students: 10 Max Instructor: Kathleen Benson of Culinary Kids Get ready for Summer fun with our Memorial Day Red, White, and Blue Cooking Series, featuring a fun lineup of yummy and fun savory and sweet snacks for warmer weather. We’ll be getting our hands dirty in the gardens and whipping up a bunch of themes that appeal to this age group, including Our Summer Snack Attack (seasonal snacks!), then a special “Foods on a Stick" treat, as well as our Camping Cookout with fresh bounty from the Farm’s gardens and orchards. Spring in the kitchen with the minis is packed with novel and delicious flavors and a structure that appeals to our youngest chefs. We gear our menus toward tasty and seasonal items, and what is fresh on the farm and in the markets. This class is an introduction to the kitchen, and includes: cooking, baking, measuring, knife skills, science, and exploring the some of the mysteries of cooking. At the end of each class, we come together at the table and discuss what we made, whether we tasted the ingredients we used in the recipes, and where our food came from. It is a great opportunity share a meal and food conversation. In short, it's a class packed with good food and good times! For more information

$200

Summer Camps at Mystic Seaport: For Ages 4 and Up

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

June 17 through August 12, 2024 Slots filling quickly Mystic Seaport Museum offers a number of summer camps and programs that provide a unique learning adventure! Our wide selection of Summer Day Camps offers campers ages 4 to 16 a kid’s-eye-view of maritime history as they explore the Museum. Community Sailing day camps let kids ages 6 to 15 build and refine their sailing skills with our sailing instructors out on the Mystic River. Our residential, Joseph Conrad Overnight Camp invites campers 8 to 15 to spend a week with us, learning to sail by day, doing fun maritime themed activities in the evenings, and sleeping aboard a historic ship by night. And teens 15 and up can sail along the coast as part of the crew of the schooner Brilliant. Select the camp that best suits your children and give them a summer to remember at Mystic Seaport Museum!   For more information

Ada Twist, Scientist & Friends: Children’s Musical at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can lead her to solve any problem. A fun musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math). Recommended Grade Levels: K – 4th Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science, Social Studies Themes: Resilience, Creative Problem Solving, Teamwork, Friendship, School, Collaboration, Science, Engineering, Architecture For more information

$12

Norwalk Open Streets: Walk, Bike, & Roll Festival

15 Calf Pasture Beach Rd 15 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk

Join us for the Norwalk Open Streets: Walk, Bike & Roll Festival on Saturday, June 1st from 9AM- 1PM at Calf Pasture Beach, being organized by the Bike/Walk Commission! The Open Streets event will include a variety of fitness and fun activities for folks to enjoy in a car-free environment! Bring your neighbors, friends, and family members for a variety of outdoor activities and community engagement, such as a bike rodeo, kids games, and local organizations. Norwalk’s Open Streets festival is a great opportunity to explore the City in a new way! Follow the path straight to the brand-new pedestrian plaza on the east side of the parking lot. For more information

Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical: Children’s Musical at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

Cat Kid and Molly Pollywog have started an epic club to teach 21 rambunctious baby frogs how to make their own comics! Their fishy father Flippy is overjoyed that his kids will learn to unleash their creativity, but when the frogs’ constant bickering and outrageous imaginations send their comics comically off the rails, Flippy flips out! Will the club survive? Will the frogs ever get along? And will creativity finally save the day? All will be answered in this madcap musical based on Dav Pilkey’s irreverently hilarious book series. This hilarious musical adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man spin-off series, Cat Kid Comic Club, is written by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander – the team that brought you DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL! Recommended Grade Levels: 1st – 5th Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Social Emotional Learning Themes: Perseverance, Confidence, Creativity, Friendship, Imagination For more information

$12