Say goodbye to winter by taking in a new version of The Ugly Duckling, watching a hypnotist make your neighbors cluck like a chicken or enjoying the luck of the Irish with a St. Patrick's Day parade and celebration.
- Can you be hypnotised? Come find out at on Friday, March 18. Steve Wronker, a professional hypnotist will perform at 7 p.m. as a part of a fundraiser for the BHS Grad Night. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more details about show see www.swfb.net. Tickets can be ordered by calling 203-775-6789.
- The Knack Family Event: Clay Pot & Saucer Make-It Take-It will be held at on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Children ages three and up are welcome to participate with the purchase of a clay pot and saucer.
- On Saturday, March 19, the Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre will present an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale The Ugly Duckling. The show tells the story of Pinky, a perky, hot pink Florida flamingo, hatched by a couple of very proper Polar Penguin parents. Catch the show at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 203-438-5795. $15 per person.
- Danbury's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will start in Rogers Park and move along Main Street and West Street to City Hall on Sunday, March 20, beginning at 2 p.m. Afterward, corned beef dinners, sandwiches and desserts will be served at the Irish Cultural Center, with live music by Chicks 'n Sync.
- The Annual Maple Sugaring Festival at the Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington will be held on Saturday, March 19. Enjoy pancakes, local maple syrup, coffee and orange juice from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn how local Native Americans traditionally made maple syrup. Children’s activities will run from 1 pm to 3 pm. Call for advance tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for children. At the door tickets will be $10 for adults and $8 for children.