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.
New Canaan: Cider Saturday Celebration
The New Canaan Nature Center invites folks to come down the hill for a celebration of the abundance of the cider and harvest season. Learn traditional methods of making apple cider, pick and bake apples over a fire pit, churn butter, roast corn and sample a variety of heirloom apples.
Norwalk: The Cartoonists of Silvermine, Past & Present
"The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present” is an historical retrospective exhibiting nearly 70 reproductions of 17 cartoonists who worked and/or lived in Silvermine, from 1900 though the present. Come and learn how Johnny Mouse, a cartoon (circa 1912-1914) by Clifton Meek, inspired Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.
Redding: Redding Harvest Fair
The Saturday event features a harvest fair, tag sale, book sale, bake sale and crafts.
Weston: The Alden Sherman Classic Car Show
Named after longtime Weston resident and legendary car enthusiast Alden Sherman, the first Alden Sherman Classic car show will take place on Saturday. Proceeds from the vintage car and motorcycle show will benefit the Weston Senior Activities Center.
Wilton: Tots to Teens Book Sale Fundraiser
Wilton Library's Tots to Teens Book Sale takes place Friday through Sunday. A wide range of gently-used and like-new items will be available, including board and picture books for children and young adult novels for teens. DVDs, music CDs and books on tape and CD are also on sale.
Woodbury: "French Chic" Lecture
The Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) is sponsoring a lecture, “French Chic,” by French interior designer and furniture historian Florence de Dampierre. The lecture will be in English. De Dampierre is the author of a best-selling book entitled “French Chic,” which features decorations and furnishings of her own house in Litchfield.