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Peter Pan Jr. @ Downtown Cabaret Children’s Theater

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

Adult – $29

Children – $25

Downtown Caberet Children’s Threater

263 GOLDEN HILL STREET

BRIDGEPORT, CT 06604

203 576-1636

http://dtcab.com/

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Creatures of the Night… HIKE @ New Canaan Nature Center

How do your nighttime senses compare to those of the nocturnal animals that call NCNC home? Join us for a guided night hike and try your hand at our naturalist-led challenges to find out! First we’ll put your night vision to the test to find out if you can see as well as an owl in the dark. Then we’ll focus on your sense of smell, hearing and touch!

Please no flashlights (they lessen the experience of the night-time experience). For safety, staff will have emergency lights.

Come dressed for the night weather & able to be outdoors in the dark for at least 1 hour.

Spaces are limited & advanced registration required so register early!

Call (203) 966-9577 x10 to reserve a spot.

Members: $6 / Non-Members: $10

New Canaan Nature Center

144 Oenoke Ridge

New Cannan, CT 06840

http://www.newcanaannature.org

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Evening Lecture Series @ The Beardsley Zoo: Tree-Top Highways

The Zoo’s evening lecture series engage audiences of all ages, especially lifelong learners, who have an appetite for delving deeper into the wonders of wildlife. Attending these programs allows visitors to live vicariously through our experts, who often have had incredible close encounters with creatures across the globe. This month’s lecture topic is Tree-top highways — Exploring canopy highways: understanding how primates navigate through the rainforest. Kevin McLean from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is exploring arboreal monkey movement behavior in the rainforest canopy. Get the rush hour report from Panama – it’s a jungle out there! $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. Location: Hanson Exploration Station. Sponsored by Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

The Beardsley Zoo

1875 Noble Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06610

http://beardsleyzoo.org

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Friday Night Feature @ Darien Library

Darien Library Community Room

1441 Post Road

Darien, Connecticut 06820-5419

203-655-1234

http://www.darienlibrary.org/

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Friday Night Feature @ Darien Library

Darien Library Community Room

1441 Post Road

Darien, Connecticut 06820-5419

203-655-1234

http://www.darienlibrary.org/

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Teen: Maker Mondays in August @ The Westport Library

Come to the Library to hang out and geek out. Each Maker Monday will feature a different hands-on, creative activity. Register online. For grades 6-9.

The Westport Library Seminar Room

20 Jesup Road

Westport, CT 06880

http://westportlibrary.org

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August Maker In Residence: Story Design Lab-Culminating Event @ The Westport Library

Alex Larsen and other members of family-run Larsen Toy Lab in Westport will run workshops to guide kids age 5-8 through the process of creating stories, hero characters and activities related to the use of their building blocks. One project will be selected at the end that will go on to the production phase. Space limited. Register online for ONE of the two workshops (they are both the same.) NOTE: THESE ARE FOR KIDS AGED 5-8. There will be two sessions of the workshops (Monday-Wednesday, August 4-6, 12:30-1:45 pm OR Monday-Wednesday, August 11-13, 12:30-1:45 pm with a closing event for both workshops on Monday, August 18, 12:30-1:45 pm). All workshops will be in the Higgins Room of the Children’s Library. Space limited.

Alex Larsen has an engineering degree with an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability from Pepperdine University. His mother, Dana Larsen, has 20 years of teaching experience in grades K-5 and has been instrumental in developing the stories and activities. His sister, Courtney Larsen Keller, and father, Rod Larsen, are also key team members bringing their experiences in sales, marketing, management, and woodworking to the table.

The Westport Library

20 Jesup Road,

Westport, CT 06880

203.291.4800

http://westportlibrary.org

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Family Campfire @ Earthplace

Enjoy a family campfire, toast marshmallows and bring a blanket to snuggle with your loved ones. There will be a guided night hike along the trails and you will get the opportunity to meet one of our live animals up close.
$20/member family and $25/non-member family

Earthplace

10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880

http://www.earthplace.org

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Cartooning with Bill Carney @ Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

Join artist Bill Carney as he walks you through the basics of cartooning!  Create your own masterpieces with his guidance.

Ages 8 – 12

*Registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight on July 25.*

Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

733 Monroe Turnpike

Monroe, CT 06468

http://www.ewml.org

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Summer Reading Club Finale – Swamp Gumbo Concert @ Harry Bennett Branch Library

The New Orleans-style party band plays a mix of Cajun, Creole, R&B, and Zydeco, including the music of Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Leon Russell, and more. (Special reception for members with invitations at 6:30 p.m.)

Contact:    203 351-8231

Harry Bennett Branch Library

115 Vine Road Stamford, CT 06905

Stamford CT 06904

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