Get Out: Labor Day Parade, Road Race, Food & Wine Festival

Activities for the week of Sept. 1 - 7.

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.
Pricing: Free

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.
Pricing: Free

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.
Pricing: $5-30

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.
Pricing: $18

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.
Pricing: Free

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.
Pricing: $2

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the postponement of the Newtown Road Race on Saturday.

Alyssa Canfield September 01, 2011 at 02:59 PM
You forgot to mention Newtown's FIRST Restaurant Week! It starts Tuesday, September 6th and continues until September 16th! THIRTEEN local restaurants are participating with delicious and affordable specials. Visit www.newtownrestaurantweek.com for more details!
Alyssa Canfield September 01, 2011 at 03:01 PM
Not to mention, Newtown Patch is a sponsor of Newtown Restaurant Week! :)
Hoa Nguyen September 01, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Sorry about that Alyssa! Many of the businesses have started to get power back on so that will be good.
Hoa Nguyen September 02, 2011 at 01:31 PM
Road Race is postponed due to safety concerns around the course.
Hoa Nguyen September 02, 2011 at 03:56 PM
Labor Day parade postponed, also due to safety concerns.


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