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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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Dogwood Festival

May 6-7-8, 2016 Friday 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 “DO GOOD AT THE DOGWOOD!” We have been “doing good” for over 80 years! And this year, our beloved Greenfield Hill Church Festival is once again celebrated on Mothers Day, ...
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The Norwich Rotary Duck Race

The fun and festivities begin: Saturday May 7, 2016 - 11:00am Fireman's Field Yantic Fire Dept, Yantic, CT 2:00pm - Corporate Duck Race 3:00pm - The Main Event! The 6th Annual Norwich Rotary Duck Race and Chicken BBQ takes place on Saturday May 7th. Tickets for ...
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Mother’s Day Cake Decorating Workshops

Saturday, May 7 at 9 AM - 3 PM Mother's Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the most important woman in your life. What better way to honor her than with a beautiful fresh-baked cake that you've decorated all by ...
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Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm Host: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven Location: Maria Martinez 333 Sherman Avenue New Haven, CT 06511 Description: On Saturday, May 7, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven will host our 7th Annual Family Fun Festival. This year’s theme, Paint the ...
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Samba Fest

May 7 | 11 am to 6 pm | Free Mortensen Riverfront Plaza - 300 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103 Celebrate the region’s rich Brazilian culture at Samba Fest. Led by the rhythmic beat of Trinity College’s Samba Ensemble, the event features international ...
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Essex Steam Train is Open for the Season

Saturday May 7th, 2016  As of Mother’s Day Weekend - May 7th & 8th - the historical Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is now OPEN FOR THE SEASON! Weekend Operation of our Essex Clipper Dinner Train and Train & Riverboat Excursions continue through ...
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3rd Annual Spring French Country Market

Saturday, May 7 at 9 AM - 2 PM Join us as we take the 3rd Annual French Country Market on the road. We're putting the "Farm" back in Farmers Market as Killam & Bassette Farmstead, LLC is hosting this outdoor ...
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NORWALK – Free Family Workout with Lisa Lynn

Saturday, May 14 2016 at 9 AM - 10 AM Stew Leonard's MOO-VE FIT Family Workout With Celebrity Fitness Expert Lisa Lynn Saturday, May 14 from 9 – 10 a.m. at Stew’s in Norwalk WHAT: As part of its commitment to healthy eating and healthy ...
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Touch A Truck presented by the Barnum Festival

Saturday, May 14 at 9 AM - 2 PM Julian Enterprises and The Barnum Festival present Touch a Truck to benefit The Center. Bring the kids to see (and touch!) over 40 construction and emergency vehicles. Fun filled and family friendly ...
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum &Bailey Circus XTREME

May 11 - 15 , 2016 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by ...
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Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend

Saturday May 12 & Sunday May 15, 2016 - 11:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for this fun family weekend on the farm and meet the newest additions to the Heckscher Farm family! Watch as our flock of sheep gets its annual ...
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Mystic Food Truck Rally 2016

Saturday May 21, 2016 - 11am-8pm / Sunday, May 22 ,2106 - 11am-5pm The 2nd annual Mystic Food Truck Rally! 2 days of glorious food at the Mystic Aquarium Parking Lot in Mystic, CT. Foodies delight! Join Mystic Aquarium and Ocean Blue Catering ...
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Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies

Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 pm Tickets: $85, $70, $60, $50 (Plus per-ticket fees) Come be enchanted by Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies with the Regal Pops Orchestra, conductor Dirk Hillyer, projected video clips from iconic Disney films, and ...
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Family Fun Fest

Sunday, May 22 at 10 AM - 4 PM Touch-a-truck, children's amusements, craft show, food trucks and more. The event is free! There is a fee for the children's amusements. Fees vary based on activities or purchase a bracelet for to ...
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Family Fun Day ft. Touch-a-Truck

Sunday, May 22 at 11 AM - 2 PM VENDORS & VEHICLES: Contact Debbie Brander at debbieb@jccnh.org to volunteer! Everyone is welcome to our annual family event featuring Touch-a-Truck, train and pony rides, DJ and dancing, food, crafts and more! This FREE ...
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RBS Food Truck Festival

Friday, May 27 at 4 PM - 8 PM Hey, hey Food Truck fans!! Save the date for Friday, May 27th, 4pm-8pm at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Rd. Lots of food, music, kids activities and fun!! Orange Fairgrounds 525 Orange Center ...
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Milford Food Truck Festival and Open Air Market

May 28 – May 29 - 11:00 am to 5pm Spring is here! Come join us Satuday and Sunday May 28th and 29th at Eisenhower Park from 11am to 5pm for our annual Spring food truck festival and vendor show! We'll have ...
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Milford Touch A Truck 2016

Sunday, June 5 at 11 AM - 3 PM A hands on family day of fun- climb on, honk the horn and play away on over 25 trucks. Tickets are $5 for kids and adults, under 2 is free. Tickets can ...
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