Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.
Woodbury: All Hollow's Eve at the Glebe House
Where: The Glebe House and Gertrude Jekyll Garden
When: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 27
Cost: Tickets in advance are $10 per person and $20 per family. At the door, tickets are $12 per person and $25 per family.
Description: Cemetery tours, costumed people portray ghosts of Woodbury's past. See article for full description.
Woodbury: Woodbury Lions Club Haunted Hayride
Where: Mitchell Elementary School, 14 School St., Woodbury
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
Description: Guests climb onto a tractor-driven wagon and ride around some of the spooky fields and cemeteries in Woodbury, where, if you're lucky, you may see some of the ghosts, ghouls, zombies and other denizens of the dark that only come out this time of year. There is a stop at the Haunted Barn, the centerpiece of the hayride.
Waterbury: Handmade Market at Freight Street Market
Where: 170 Freight St., Waterbury
When: 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
Description: Art will be displayed in the open gallery and Nolan Brother's Music will set the stage for live musical performances throughout the market days. Local food vendors will serve delicious refreshments and art activities are planned for families with children.
Where: Jewish Federation of Western CT, Southbury
When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Description: Iris Burnett, who has been a political advisor to two presidents and many elected officials, will give a presentation titled, “Presidential Politics: Behind the Scenes” in Southbury.
Oxford: Dedication of New Tennis Courts
Where: Great Oak Road in Oxford, across from the back parking lot of Quaker Farms School
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Description: The courts will be dedicated in honor of Ryan VerNooy, an Oxford resident who died in a car accident at age 23 in December 2010. The courts were donated to the town by Ryan's mother, Nancy VerNooy, and paid for by donations and grants.
Oxford: Made in CT Fair
Where: Colonial Tavern, Oxford
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, children get in free
Description: Several vendors from all over the state will be at this event, sponsored by the Oxford Democratic Town Committee.
Monroe Elementary Great Pumpkin Fair
Where: Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: Moonbounces, children's games, face painting, bounce house, a haunted house maze, popular vendors, raffles and Silent Auction. Some of our silent auction items include ticket to see a taping of Jimmy Fallon, 4 tickets to sit in the grandstand at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Disney hopper passes and many many more. Homemade treats, fried dough, grilled fare, cotton candy and popcorn are also available.
Milford: Tag Sale to Benefit FeralCare and Nutmeg Clinic
Where: 63 Camden St, Milford, CT
When: Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 9 a.m., RAIN DATE: Sun., Oct. 21
Description: All proceeds will help the cats and dogs we have aided with spay/neuter and vaccines. Lots of antiques, household items, toys, fabric, Christmas, and other miscellaneous goods.
Trumbull Agriscience Halloween Family Festival
Where: Trumbull Agriscience School, 536 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull
When: Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Trumbull: New England's Other Witch Hunt
Where: Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St.
When: Sun., Oct. 21, 2012, 10 a.m.
Trumbull: BBQ and Pumpkins
Where: P.J.'s Garden Exchange, 4244 Madison Ave., Trumbull
When: Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
Hamden: Hamden Pet Fair
Where: Brooksvale Park 524 Brooksvale Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
When: October 20, 2012 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Cost: $25/person, $40/couple
What: Hamden R-DOG and Hamden Happy Tails Foundation are joining to present the Hamden Pet Fair. It will be held at Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Avenue, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, starting at 11:00 AM. The annual Happy Tails Halloween Pet Costume Parade will start at 1:00 PM.
Shelton: "Barefoot in the Park" at Center Stage Shelton
Where: Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Shelton
When: Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
Cost: Adults $25, Students $10
Description: In this winsome comedy, newlyweds Corie and Paul negotiate their first apartment, eccentric neighbors and a meddling mother. This Neil Simon hit sparkles with lively wordplay and laughs as well as charming characters who find joy amid inspired lunacy.
Fairfield: Ozone Fitness Training Center Open House
Where: 338 Commerce Drive (entrance in the rear)
When: Saturday, Oct. 20 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Description: The new personal training and fitness studio opened in Fairfield in September and is welcoming new members. There will be class demonstrations, complimentary fitness assessments, and athletic demonstrations, as well as snacks provided by Harborview Market in Black Rock.
Stratford: Fire Department Holds Open House Saturday
Where: 2750 Main St., Stratford
When: Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, $5 for pancake breakfast
Description: See what the typical day of firefighter is like with "real life" fire demonstrations and more at this year's fire department open house.
New Canaan: Boy Scout Troop 31 Annual Pumpkin Sale
Where: United Methodist Church of New Canaan, 165 South Ave
When: Oct. 20
Description: Troop 31 is running it's annual pumpkin sale on Sat. 10/20. This is one of the largest Troop fundraisers for the year. Please come by for a great selection of pumpkins, mums, fall decorations and baked goods. The sale raises funds for camping equipment, summer camp and international and national camping jamborees.
Darien: Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Parade
Where: Starts at 21 Tokeneke Rd., continues less than a mile to 1096 Post Rd., all in Darien
When: Sunday, Oct. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Description: Kids and their dogs in costume. It's time for Howl-O-Ween. Let's parade from The Hairy Barker Inn & Spa (for dogs) to Chunky Pam's Sweet Shop (a candy store). Prizes will be awarded for best two legged and best four legged costume. All participants will receive a gift from The Hairy Barker and from Chunky Pam's. Registration is free but we do encourage you to bring a donation for BLANKETS & BOWLS. For more info on Blankets and Bowls, go to www.blanketsandbowls.org.
About this column: From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.