Your Weekend Roundup is here! So many great events to start enjoying spring! Even more activities on our calendar including lots of places to celebrate Earth Day!
Spring Peepers Night Hike
@ New Canaan Nature Center
April 20, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come explore the magic of spring and Earth Week with the NCNC! Visit the Nature Center’s vernal pools and ponds to listen for the peeps and croaks of frogs and other amphibians that let us know spring is in full swing. Journey through the woods and into the meadows in search of some awesome invertebrates, birds, and bats.
New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
April 20, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring the whole family!
Bring your racquet for interactive games on the court!
Donations $10 & Up.
100% of proceeds go to local charities
NC Racquet Club
45 Grove St.
New Canaan 06840
April 21, 2018 8:30 am – 11:00 am
8:30 a.m. registration held; 9:00 a.m.-11:00 fishing
Kids will try to catch the biggest and best trout during the annual fishing derby at Mill Pond in April.
A secret stocking of the pond with plenty of trout will take place ahead of Derby Day. Children ages 15 and younger (ages 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult) will compete for special prizes awarded in several categories including the first boy and first girl to catch a fish and the largest fish caught. This event is sponsored by the New Canaan Recreation Department with assistance from the Department of Public Works and local merchants.
Mill PondMillport Ave & East Ave
New Canaan 06840
Early Childhood Discovery Fair
Saturday, April 21
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The Discovery Fair is a guided, hands-on exploration of scientific and artistic principles for toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. Activity stations will include: paper-making, paint mixology, clay & wire, transparent collage, obstacle course, wood sculptures, wind tunnel, ramps and sensory tables. The day will end in a group sing-a-long. Participants will receive a complimentary small tote bag gift to take home their creations.
Registration: The event is open to all, but pre-registration is required for headcount and gift bags. For more information, register to attend: www.countryschool.net/discoveryfair.
Weather: Weather permitting, activities will be held both indoors and out. The Discovery Fair will be held rain or shine. Dress for mess!
Bring your toddler or preschooler for a morning of exploration and discovery!
Location: New Canaan Country School 635 Frogtown Road, New Canaan CT.
April 21, 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Showtimes 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Meet Huck & Tom in the lobby after the show! Bring your book and they will sign it!
The greatest young adventurers in American literature spring to life in this foot-stompin’ musical based on the novels of Mark Twain. Join Huckleberry and Tom when they bring all of their shenanigans to the stage. You’ll also meet Jim, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly and all the residents and rapscallions of Hannibal, MO as they explore the majestic river that defined their lives, tested their souls, and carried their spirit into the heart of America.
purchase tickets here
Earth Day Celebration! @ Darien Nature Center
Saturday, April 21, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Following a day of green activities organized by the town, join us inside the Nature Center and outside in Cherry Lawn Park for a post-cleanup celebration.
Our after-party will include food, prizes, a scavenger hunt, photo contest, and more!
This is a FREE drop-in family event, but preregistering will help us best prepare!
Darien Nature Center
120 Brookside Road