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Get Out for 'Spud Fest,' a Farmer's Market or Green Drinks

Get green, get funky or get crafty.

When/Where: Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Enjoy a night of music and family fun at the Concert in the Park with Bock & Blu's Spud Fest. Bring a chair and blanket and picnic in the park.

Price: Free

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When/Where: Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Ave., Danbury

Why Go: Stop by Danbury Fair Mall Saturday afternoon for the Danbury Animal Welfare Society's (DAWS) Kitten Extravaganza in front of Build-A-Bear and the largest farmer's market in Connecticut.

When/Where: Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lattins Cove boat launch, Danbury [directions here]

Why Go: The Housatonic Valley Paddle Club will be hosting a casual paddling event launching from Lattins Cove at 10 a.m., paddling around several islands and landing at 12 p.m. at Down the Hatch for a lively and talkative lunch. We will then paddle back to Lattins Cove for arrival at 2 p.m.

PFDs, whistles and pairing-up on the water is a must, as are signed waivers which will be available to non members (under 18 must be with parent/guardian).  Also, you will need funds for lunch.

All skill levels are invited. There is no cost to join the HVPC or to participate in any paddling excursions/trips.

Price: Free

When/Where: Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Brookfield Craft Center, 290 Whisconier Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Join Brookfield Craft Center in celebrating the beginning of its 2011 faculty art exhibition, "A Legacy of Fine Craft."  Be among the first to see the fine works that BCC faculty members have created.

This is the first day of BCC's Faculty Exhibition, which will be running through August 14.

Price: Free

When/Where: Tuesday, June 28, 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Pancho's & Gringo's Mexican Restaurant, 779 Federal Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. A lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. 

These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity.

Price: Free

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