Catch the Drifters in Trumbull

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

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.

Bethel: Bethel Blooms Craft Fair

Where: Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School St.

When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.

Cost: Admission is free

Description: The craft fair will take place on the front lawn of the Municipal Center.


Darien: Andy Smiles Forever Foundation

Fundraising Event

Middlesex Middle School, 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd.

When: 10:30 a.m., Sunday

Cost: $20

Description: Attend a Zumba master class; get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED); buy from the “Andy Smiles Forever Store”; participate in the raffle of a high-end Ultrabook and other great prizes; bid in a silent auction—all at the "Andy Smiles Forever" fundraising event.

Darien: African Art Show

Where: Darien Nature Center

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Cost: Admission is free

Description: "Come see the opening of a unique art, prints and textiles exhibit and shop elegant product from across the Continent. Sales benefit Thanda's work to care for and educate HIV/AIDS orphans in South Africa and Unite's work to advance women's health, education and microfinance programs across East Africa."

Fairfield: McKinley School Carnival

Where: Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Road, Fairfield

When: Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday, April 26, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Varies. Wristbands will be available for purchase all Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, as well as from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Description: Come, have fun, and enjoy the rides and games at the anticipated annual McKinley School Carnival.

Greenwich: Paper Shredding—Shred Sensitive Documents

Where: Island Beach Parking Lot, Arch Street & Steamboat Road, Greenwich

When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.

Cost: $1 per box - 8 box maximum

Description: Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board and Greenwich Green & Clean with The First Bank of Greenwich & Santaguida Sanitation are holding the shred fest for sensitive documents and papers.

Greenwich: Emergency Animal Response Service 

Where: Choice Pet, 80 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich.

When: Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.

Cost: Free.

Description: The Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) was formed based on similar efforts undertaken with specialized teams dedicated to animals in disasters. Members of EARS have the specialized expertise, knowledge, training, and resources in both animal and emergency response fields to provide a dedicated focus on animals in need during disasters. Learn how to prepare your family's pet before disaster strikes.


Milford: The Wiz at Jonathan Law

Where: Jonathan Law High School, 20 Lansdale Ave, Milford.

When: April 26 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 7 p.m., April 28 at 2 p.m.

Cost: $10 for Students/Adults and $5 for Seniors 

Description: With a cast of over fifty people, the 1970’s Best Musical Tony Award Winning super soul musical version L. Frank Baum’s of "The Wizard of Oz" with Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls has a Book by William F. Brown and features the songs Ease on down the Road and Everybody Rejoice.

New Canaan: The Wolf Conservation Center Visits

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:00 PM   Add to calendar

Where: Village Critter Outfitter: 107 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT  See map

Cost: Free

Description: Village Critter Outfitter is hosting an environmental education event to learn about the local  wolf conservation efforts.

Newtown: Earth Day Festival

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Where: Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen St, Newtown, CT

Cost: Free

Description: From a huge line-up of kids' activities (including The FunArt Bus), a Silent Auction and litter pick-up to live music/performances, Birds of Prey exhibit, T-Shirt Tie-Dying and tons of tasty food, the festival is the place to be for helping our community become a bit more aware of being "green."

Newtown: Gardening Gurus Trade and Swap

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 9:00 am

Where: Dickinson Memorial Park, Elm Dr & Brushy Hill Rd, Newtown, CT

Cost: $5

Description: Trade your plants, bulbs, shrubs, seeds, books, tools, gardening related gems. What fun! Last year some of the goodies included: plant id tags, canna lilies, chives, sedum, lamb's ear, cat nip, false sea onion, iris, books, seeds galore plus+++++

Newtown: BubbleMania!

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:00 pm

Where: Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main St, Newtown, CT

Cost: $8

Description: The Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) is pleased to present international comic bubble artist, Casey Carle, the mastermind of BubbleMania.  This soapy spectacular combines visual comedy, quick wit, and Big Band music with beautiful bubbles, creating an interactive treat for the whole family!

Newtown: Baseball FanFest

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:30 pm

Where: Glander Field, 28 Mile Hill Rd S, Newtown, CT

Cost: Free

Description: Bring the whole family and join us for a very special day of fun at Glander Field on Saturday, April 27 from 12:30-2:30pm! We'll have games, prizes, raffles, Newtown Baseball apparel for sale and a few special surprises! Enjoy ballpark style hot dogs, popcorn, treats and more at the Snack Shack.

Newtown: Spring Fling Block Party

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:00 am

Where: Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (S.H.O.P.), Church Hill Rd & Washington Ave, Sandy Hook, CT

Cost: Free

Description: Come on down and experience Sandy Hook...

Our local shops will be offering fun for all ages - kids, families and adults! Outdoor live music all day!  Facepainting, chalk walk, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, discounts and more!

Ridgefield: BandJam

When: Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m.

Where: Ridgefield Playhouse

Cost: $20

Description: The best middle school and high school band around will rock out at the Playhouse during Ridgefield BandJam 2013. What began as a charity event for The Playhouse has become a much anticipated competition where middle school and high school students perform before a panel of industry professionals for the title of BandJam Winner. Visit www.ridgefieldbandjam.com for more details.

Stamford: The Art of Bonsai

When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 1:00 PM   Add to calendar

Where: Stamford Museum & Nature Center  See map

 Cost: Free w/ gate admission

Description: To celebrate Arbor Day, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Yama Ki Bonsai Society of the Greater New York Area are proud to present the family-friendly second annual exhibition: "Art of the Bonsai."

The Drifters Coming to Trumbull

Where: Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Rd, Trumbull, CT | Get Directions »

When: Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m.

Cost: $25

Description: The Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band proudly presents Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Thomas and The Drifters. When the "Five Crowns" appeared as an opening act at the Apollo Theater in the late ‘50’s, it was Thomas’ voice that George Treadwell heard before he fired his famous group, The Drifters.  He hastily recruited "The Crowns" to become the new "Drifters.”  The new Drifters first release was in 1959, a song called "There Goes My Baby."  I am sure that there is no need for you to wonder what Thomas’ is up to these days, because "The Drifters" songs are still alive and well. In 1988 Charlie Thomas, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Thomas also received the Rhythm and Blues Award in 1999 for lifetime achievement and was inducted in the Vocal Hall of Fame in 2000.


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