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Grab & Go: Apple Picking, Crafts and a Free Movie

Five family activities to add to your calendar.

Let the kids taste fall this week with apple picking, take family dog out for a walk for charity or create an upcycled wallet at the library. Here are five activities for your family to enjoy this week:

  • Teens are invited to the for Teen Movie Night on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 p.m. The action movie X-Men: First Class will be featured. Witness the beginning of the X-Men universe. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their superhuman powers for the first time. This movie is rated PG-13. This event is free and appropriate for age 12-18. Teens are welcome to bring dinner or snacks.
  • Kids ages 12 and up can stop by the Brookfield Library on Wednesday, September 24 to make Milk Carton Mini Wallets. The craft begins at 4 p.m. and is free. 
  • Apple picking at Blue Jay Orchards is in full swing with a selection of Empire, Gala and Cortland apples this week. Fill a 12-14 pound bag daily for $15. This weekend, enjoy a scenic wagon ride, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $2 per person.
  • Teens and parents can enjoy a mix of music poetry, juggling, bird calls, interpretive dance, and more at Open Mic Night at Molten Java in Bethel on Thursday evening, September 22 from 7:30 p.m. to 10p.m. This event is free.
  • The Danbury Animal Welfare Society () 22nd Annual Walk for Animals will be held on Sunday, September 25 at The Fairfield County Agricultural Extension Council — 4H Facility at 67 Stony Hill Road in Bethel. Starting at 9 a.m., pet lovers can celebrate animal welfare and enjoy a family-friendly day with activities and entertainment. Meet adoptable cats and dogs, or bring your own dog to participate in the walk to help support the shelter in the coming year. Register early online for $25 by September 23 or register on site for $30. 

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