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May 22-25, 2015

Memorial Day: Red Poppies/Consolation

Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor fallen service personnel and a time to look forward to the summer season. Remember the true meaning of the holiday at Mystic Seaport’s Decoration Day (Monday), which caps off the weekend’s Salute to Summer festivities (Saturday-Sunday). Take a step back in time at the Heritage Weekend activities in historical Wethersfield (Saturday). Walk through more than 75 distinguished dealers at the Outdoor Antiques Show in Madison (Saturday).

Hit the links with the Stay & Play Golf Package at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel.  In order to ensure available tee times, please call the hotel directly at (203) 661-9800 to book this package. The package includes a night’s stay at the hotel and one round of golf at the elite Pound Ridge Golf Course. It also includes: Round of golf for one or two guests at the Pound Ridge Golf Club. Golf shoe and club rental, including current model Titleists, Nikes and Cobras. 10% off all golf shop merchandise. Continental breakfast served in the Lobby. A bottle of champagne/wine delivered to the room.

More memorable activities:

"Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past" -Bruce Museum, Greenwich 06830
Meet the theropad dinosaur, apygmy hippo, or a snub-nosed crocodilian at this exhibition at the Bruce Museum. The exhibition concludes by touching on the present, following the rapid extinction of many species as humans arrive on Madagascar (Friday-Sunday).

Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Season Opener – Lime Rock Park, Lakeville 06039
Get your heart racing at Lime Rock Park's traditional season opener, the Memorial Day Race Weekend, will once again be jam-packed with top-rank car series races, in combination with Sunday's annual Royal Car Show (Friday-Sunday).

Willington Day Celebration – Center Elementary School, Willington 06279
Join in fun-filled activities for the entire family, including roaming train rides, face painting, bounce house, dunk tank, sand art, mobile slot car track races, frog jumping contest, pizza eating contest, wiffle ball tournaments, potato sack races, and more with a variety of foods. 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., and Kids Fun Run at 10:30 a.m. Fishing Derby held on Thompson's Pond, Rte. 320, from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Saturday).

The Robin Hood Springtime Festival – North Haven Fair Grounds 06473
Revel in the past at The Robin Hood Springtime Festival. It is there you can leave your cares behind and boost your spirits as fond memories are made. Let the sounds of laughter and cheering revives you as you take a leisurely stroll along the bustling streets of an old world marketplace (Saturday-Monday).

Ask The Horticulturist: Organic Techniques - Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem 06751
Come learn about the organic techniques for maintaining your property. Monthly garden tips will be discussed, including lawns, roses, vegetable and flower gardens. A walk in the gardens will follow discussions (Sunday).

Heirloom Festival – Comstock, Ferre & Co., Wethersfield 06109
Enjoy garden, health and sustainability speakers, diverse music, education and entertainment for adults and children. Delicious foods from around the world, as well as popular American main-stays will entice you throughout the day. Many of the area's most talented artists come to enchant you with their amazing creations. It’s a not-to-miss opportunity to acquire heirloom seeds for spring plantings, heirloom fruit and vegetable plants and gifts chosen for their uniqueness from around the world (Sunday).

These highlights represent just a sampling of the many exciting events taking place across Connecticut this weekend. For more information about these and other entertaining activities, use the Events Quick Search on the right side of the page.


This Weekend in Connecticut
 May 22-25, 2015

May 21-23 - Comix Comedy Club presents: Bill Burr's All In Comedy Tour - Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, 06378. Time: 8 p.m. The All In Comedy Tour has performed 50 plus shows in over 15 cities in 2014. Bill Burr brought together a few of his favorite comics who are recognizable from television and have been featured on his Monday Morning Podcast. Admission: $15-$30. (800) 369-9663

May 22 – Long Island Sound Day – The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk, 06854. Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. By governor's proclamation in 1997, the Friday before Memorial Day each year in Connecticut shall be celebrated as Long Island Sound Day "to encourage citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the economic, recreational and environmental values of the Sound." The Maritime Aquarium offers guests the opportunity to learn how we all can be better "Sound stewards." The Aquarium will staff two special stations: Marine Debris Station and Water Quality Station. Admission: Call for ticket information. (203) 852-0700

May 22-23 – “Souvenir”TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, 06776. Time: Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. explosions of derisive laughter for good reason. This wealthy society eccentric mistakenly believed she was a great soprano when she was, in fact, incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Still, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. Souvenir, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her friend and accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Audiences will be filled with laughter as well as a heartfelt appreciation for this musical "odd couple" for the ages. Admission: $23, students and military with ID $18. (860) 350-6863

May 22-25 - "Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace" - New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, 06510. Time: Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. This is the first major retrospective of New Haven resident Winfred Rembert, whose art on leather conveys his compelling personal narrative of joy and struggle during the tumultuous moments of the American Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition was organized by the Hudson River Museum. Admission: Free with museum admission. (203) 562-4183

May 23 – Revolutionary War Encampment - Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., Wethersfield, 06109. Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Revolutionary War Encampment. This year the encampment offers even more British Redcoats for the “surprise” attack, the addition of several crafters, and the return of the Big Bear Trading Company, with reproduction 18th- and 19th-century wares for soldiers and civilians alike. Admission: Encampment free; regular admission for museum tour. (860) 529-0612

May 24 - Great Park Pursuit: Picnic Hike - James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd., Hampton, 06247. Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Orchard Hill is a beautiful area that is away from the busy-ness of the center.  A leisurely 2-mile hike, stopping along the way to admire Black Spruce Pond and some other landmarks. Take a break for lunch, then walk back. Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch and a blanket. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. Admission: Free. (860) 455-9534

May 25 – Memorial Day Picnic - Medad Stone Tavern, 197 Three Mile Course, Guilford, 06437. Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the family, spread out a blanket, and enjoy food, live music, animal rides, pie-ating contest, and more. Children will love the historic games; all on the beautiful grounds of the Medad Stone Tavern with free tours of the historic tavern. Admission: Free-will donation. (203) 453-3176

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