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Weekend Events: Wreaths, Books and Gingerbread Houses

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a roundup of some events taking place in the area.


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.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Boy Scouts Wreath Sale Fundraiser

Where: Fireman's Field, Monroe, corner of Moose Hill and Shelton roads.

When: Nov. 24, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Description: Boy Scout Troop 163 will be holding its Annual Wreath Sale Fundraising Event on the two weekends following Thanksgiving. Wreaths cost $11 without a bow and $14 with a bow. Funds are used to offset trip costs where the scouts learn and practice leadership skills. 

Where: Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport

When: Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Description: "Tired of having to get up on Black Friday at 5:30 am to get the best bargains? Tired of crowds and big box stores? Tired of driving round in circles looking for somewhere to park? Join your friends at our first Black Friday Sale to relax, browse and buy from our selection of holiday reading and gift-appropriate books, CDs and DVDs!"

Brookfield: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Where: The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25

Cost: $20

Description: The play starts off simply enough: While at a café a man dies but his cell phone will not stop ringing. The woman at the next table answers his ringing phone and is soon playing comforter to the man’s grieving friends and family. Yet this is just the beginning of an intricate and imaginative journey through the dead man's bizarre life and our own assumptions about morality and connection.

Newtown: Town Players Presents "The Underpants"

Where: Town Players' Little Theatre,

When: 8 p.m. November 24

Cost: $20

Description: First performed off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Co. in March 2002, "The Underpants" portrays petty German bureaucrat Theo Maske’s unusual problem: his pretty wife’s underwear fell down in the middle of town as the King was going by in a local parade. His initial shock turns into concern about both his personal and professional reputation, and Theo (Tim Huebenthal, Southbury) predicts that dire consequences will follow, lecturing wife Louise (Liesbet Higham, New Haven) about her indiscretion. Little does he know that some of his calamitous predictions are about to take place right under his nose. 

Redding: Gingerbread Workshop

Where: 19 Main St, Redding, CT

When: Noon Saturday, Nov. 24

Cost: $40

Description: Sit down in front of every christmas candy you can imagine and decorate your very own gingerbread house. Call for reservations at 203-544-7057.

Wilton: Shop Wilton Day!

Where: Wilton Chamber of Commerce

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24

Description: The Wilton Chamber of Commerce teamed up with local businesses, retailers, and merchants of our community to present “Shop Wilton Day”. Our local merchants will be running special sales, discounts, promotions, and events throughout the day. Une Minette, Vintage Fine Wines, Sweet Pierre’s, Open House Gifts, Krik It, Signature Style, Campus Jewelers, Bella & Co., Renaissance Beauty, B Chic, and Snappy Gator are just a few of the many merchants that will be participating in this unique day of shopping local.

Woodbury: Pack 54 Cub Scouts Toys for Tots Drive

Where: 1 Main St S, Woodbury, CT

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25 (more dates available by clicking on the above headline link)

Description: Woodbury Cub Scout Pack 54 is conducting its annual Toys for Tots drive until 12/21/12. They are seeking new unwrapped toys for all ages and are collecting toys on the North Town Green on 12/1/12 from 8-2 during the wreath sale fundraiser.

At the Theater: Italian American Reconciliation

Where: The Ridgefield Theater Barn

When: Nov. 25, 2 p.m.

Description: The Ridgefield Theater Barn is thrilled to present Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley. The production, directed by Sherry Asch and produced by Cheryl Boyd, will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 through Dec. 8, with Sunday matinees Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $24 for adults and $20 for students/seniors (62).  Cabaret seating, doors open one hour prior to curtain.  For more information and to reserve tickets, please visitwww.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org

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