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Meet Bob The Builder

Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 Mattel’s Bob the Builder™ is building, digging and hauling your way! With a positive attitude, team work and problem-solving skills, Bob the Builder tackles any job! Come meet Bob the Builder and enjoy an interactive performance ...
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Sailfest New London

COME AND ENJOY! SAILFEST DATES: JULY 8, 9, & 10, 2016 Sailfest came in first place in The Day 2016 readers’ choice contest for best Festival/Fair! Welcome to the 39th annual Sailfest! Sailfest 2016 will be held July 8th-10th. Sailfest is Southeastern ...
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Great American Backyard Campout

Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, June 26 3:30 P.M. Sat. to 9:30 A.M. Sun. Come and take part in our Great American Campout, NCNC's 7th year participating in the National Wildlife Federation's Great American Campout, a nation-wide celebration of camping as a ...
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The Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance faire

Three Exciting weekends! June 18-19 | June 25-26 | July 2, 3 & 4, 2016 11:00am - 6:30pm Saturday Night shows: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Explore the exciting, interactive fantasy world with a thrilling Storyline running throughout the day. GET THERE FOR THE OPENING GATE ...
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WoodenBoat Show

June 24-26, 2016! at Mystic Seaport, Mystic CT Summer Begins at the 25th Annual WoodenBoat Show! We can’t wait to welcome you to the 25th Annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport, June 24-26, 2016! We are working hard to gather the very best ...
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New Haven Irish Festival

New Haven County’s Own Irish Festival! Saturday, June 25 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Sunday, June 26 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Gates open at 7:00 AM for Feis Folks) Admission $15.00 at the gate or in advance Free for 16 years and under Saturday Entertainment from 12:00 to 11:00 ...
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ScreenHunter_134 Jun. 22 17.39

Italian Festa Celebration

ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE SOCIETY 116th ITALIAN FESTA CELEBRATION THURSDAY, June 23rd - SUNDAY, June 26 2016 St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel Street In Historic Wooster Square, New Haven, CT GREAT ITALIAN FOOD! MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY! FREE ADMISSION! The St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the ...
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CoventryFest 2016

CoventryFest to be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with a rain date of Sunday, June 26, 2016. Mark your calendar to join your fellow residents for another CoventryFest.   3:00 pm Gates Open – CoventryFest Begins! 3:00 – 5:00 Half price – All Games ...
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Bookworm Wednesdays presentations at Showcase Cinema

FREE MOVIES A fun and rewarding summer reading program developed to encourage young children to read during the summer months, Bookworm Wednesdays entitles kids to free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating ...
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Quassy Amusement & Waterpark Ready For Its 108th Season Of Operation

It’s about time! Or, in the case of Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, it’s about Reverse Time as the family-owned property opens Saturday, April 23, for its 108th season. Quassy will introduce a new family thrill ride, Reverse Time, this year as well ...
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ScreenHunter_114 May. 24 11.39

Barnumpalooza at Seaside Park

Saturday, June 25 at 11 AM - 10 PM Food Trucks! Beer Garden! Live Music! Fun rides for the kids! Pack up the family, bring your lawn chairs and your appetite for the first ever Barnumpalooza at Seaside. Enjoy the Park as ...
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Free Kids Summer Film Series

June 21st - August 17th, 2016 TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS @ 10:00 AM Seating starts at 9:00 am Absolutely Free Admission! Seating limited to theater capacity; tickets issued on a first come-first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice. Schedule: Connecticut: Palace 17 – ...
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Kid’s Summer Movie Program

June 28 - August 17 -  9:30 am 9:30 am Tuesdays and Wednesdays Marquee Cinemas presents a special selection of family films brought to you each week during the summer at no charge. Location:  Westbrook 12 - 314 Flat Rock Place Westbrook, CT 06498 http://www.marqueecinemas.com/summerkidsseries ...
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Zerbini Family Circus

Wednesday, July 13 at 2pm and 5pm Ridgefield Academy Family Series Fun for the Whole Family! A Real Old Time Circus Under the Big Top at East Ridge Middle School Parking Lot! Don’t miss aerialists, clowns, acrobats, jugglers, camel rides, food and fun ...
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Bethel SummerFest

COME BE PART OF THE FUN AND JOIN US July 15th, 16th & 17th, 2016. 11am to 2pm Sidewalk Sales, Splash Area, Life Size Games, Vendor and Craft Fair, Games, Live Music, and more!  Mark your calendars and Celebrate Summer in Bethel! The ...
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ScreenHunter_121 May. 24 12.39

Downtown Sound Summer Concert Series

  Fridays, July 22, July 29 and August 5 Rain Date August 12 5pm-9pm Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series Announced!! Celebrate Shelton announces Summer Concert Series & Family Fun for FREE!! Celebrate Shelton - a city-wide initiative begun by Nicole Heriot-Mikula, ...
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Saturday, July 30th - 11am to 4pm Saturday, July 30th is CPTV Kids Day at Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze in Middlefield, CT. (Rain Date – July 31) Come meet PBS Kids’ favorite, Buddy, the friendly T-Rex from Dinosaur Train, making appearances throughout ...
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