Check our picks for family activities as well as new bars, restaurants and shops to explore.
1. - Newtown – POSTPONED
Where/When: Main Street, Glover Avenue and Queen Street, Mon, 10am – 12pm
Why Go: The quintessential Newtown event also is one of the only Labor Day parades left in the state.
2. - Newtown - POSTPONED
Where/When: , Sat, 9am
Why Go: Safety concerns regarding the course have postponed this family friendly 5K run featuring a separate kids race as well.
Pricing: $20 pre-registered/$25 race day; $5 for kids run/$10 family max
3. - New Hartford
Where/When: Ski Sundown (126 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford), Sat, 12-8pm
Why Go: Connecticut's oldest food and wine festival
Pricing: $8 advance/$10 on-site
4. - Oxford
Where/When: , Sun, 7pm
Why Go: All things Harry Potter kids-friendly activites followed by showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.
5. - Woodbury
Where/When: , 766 Main St S, Woodbury, all day
Why Go: Check out handmade beaded jewelry by women in Uganda. Proceeds go to benefit beaders.
6. - Woodbury
Where/When: , 5 Church Hill Rd, Thu - Sept. 8, 9:30am
Why Go: Learn to paint with others as part of a series of adult instruction.
7. - Woodbury
Where/When: 1738 Main St. South, Thu, 5:30pm
Why Go: Learn beekeeping from a honeybee expert.
Pricing: Free (registration required)
8. - Waterbury
Where/When: 144 W Main St, Thu, 5:30pm
Why Go: Hear a husband-wife duo with a repertoire that includes jazz, pop and rock as well as classical music with choral groups.
Pricing: $7 (members)/$15 (non-members)
9. - Southbury
Where/When: North Shore Animal League van parked at , 100 Main St N, Southbury, Sun, 11am - 3pm
Why Go: Learn more about the Feline Welfare Society, which is dedicated to improving the lives of abandoned felines in need.
10. X-Men: First Class (PG-13) - Newtown
Where/When: , Fri - Sun, 7:30pm; Tues - Thu, 7pm; Matinees: Fri - Sun 4:15pm; Sat, Sun, Tue, 1pm
Why Go: Come see this action-packed sci-fi movie.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the postponement of the Newtown Road Race on Saturday.