What's Up This Weekend: Singing, Songwriting & Stitchery

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

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 item below for more information. For more events, check out the calendar of events.


Bethel: Family Game Night

Where: First Congregational Church of Bethel

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Join the church for its first Family Game Night. You will need a team of 2-6 to compete. Challenges will include building towers, trivia, a relay race and other obstacles to challenge the mind.


Bridgeport: The Park City Players Present: Great American Love Songs

Where: 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT

When: Jan. 19, 2013, 2 pm

Cost: $18

Description: All you need is Love! ...And The Park City Players will take care of the rest. A cast of sixteen performers will shower the audience with six decades of love songs in their Annual Cabaret at The Bijou Theatre. This labor of love includes selections from The Beatles, Michael Buble, Carrie Underwood, Frankie Valle, Whitney Houston, & Frank Sinatra.


Fairfield: Sacred Heart University Performing Arts Benefit


When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

Cost: Donations requested.

Description: The "Performing for the Angels of Sandy Hook" is a benefit show. Donations will go to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Scholarship Fund.


North Haven: Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Where: 390 Universal Dr N, North Haven

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Description: This pet adoption event is sponsored by the Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter and the North Shore Animal League.


Norwalk: Mom's Day of Prayer for CT

Where: Word Alive Bible Church, 536 West Ave, Norwalk, CT |Get Directions »

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 am

Cost: FREE

Description: Join us Saturday Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Enjoy Breakfast and Fellowship, along with a morning filled with Praise & Worship and music with Minister of Music Jonathan Peters and the Word Alive Choir.


Ridgefield: A Concert for Hope and Healing

Where: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Range from $45 to $400

Description: Performers on Saturday include Edie Brickell, Bernie Williams, Kicking Daisies, Carly and Eliza, Bobby Paltauf and the Steve Clarke Trio, and on Sunday, Johnny Winter and his band, Ed Kowalczyk from the band Live, Gary Portnoy, Whiskey Preacher, Chris Berardo and the Desperados, Wagon Wheel Band and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds of these concerts will go towards a memorial park to honor the memory of the victims as well as ongoing psychological trauma help for the survivors.


Shelton: Needle & Thread Stitchery Club

Where: Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Learn cross stitch embroidery. Calling all kids ages 5 and up (parent must determine skill and ability), join Ms. Kathi to learn basic needle and thread skills; the library will provide the materials.


Stamford MLK Day of Service 2013 

Where: 83 Lockwood Ave, Stamford

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: On Saturday, the weekend leading up to Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 19, Service For Peace (SFP) will lead hundreds of local volunteers as part of a nationwide initiative designed to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of public service.


Weston: "Weston Yesterday" Exhibit

Where: Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Rd, Weston

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Description: Have you ever been curious about Weston's past?  It's fascinating, and you'll have an opportunity to take a look back in time at Weston's colorful history this weekend, and throughout the month of January at the Historical Society.


Where: Wilton Library

When:  Sunday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: The songwriters' gathering will be followed by time for a brown bag lunch. Participants are encouraged to share work or work-in-progress, listen, and meet writing partners.


Woodbridge: Casey Gorman and Tim Palmieri

Where: The Winchester Restaurant & Bar

When: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cost: Free

Description: The beautiful acoustic stylings of singer/guitarist Casey Gorman from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., then Tim Palmieri rocks the house from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.


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