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What's To-Do for New Canaan Residents, March 11-13

Check out some of this weekend's best bets for activities and entertainment to help keep your free time on track...

1. "Norwalk and Mark Twain: Some Interesting Connections"

  • Where: Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan
  • When: Sunday, 4 p.m. (snow date March 20)
  • Why go: This “lively and humorous lecture written as part of the Mark Twain Centennial Project” will aquaint the audience with interesting connections between the city, some residents and one of America’s favorite authors. For more information call 203-966-9700 or visit www.silvermineart.org
  • Price: Free, open to the public. Space is limited; reservations encouraged. Reserve tickets now

2.  “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.”

  • Where:   681 South Ave., New Canaan
  • When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Why go: The Town Players of New Canaan present thiswild farce with twists of fate, sight gags, mistaken identities and hilarious comic lines.” View details here
  • Price: $20/adults, $15/students and seniors (age 62). To reserve seats, call the box office at 203-966-7371 or visit tpnc.org

3.  Maple Syrup Open House

  • Where:Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton
  • When: Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
  • Why go: This fascinating program is suitable for all ages. “Kids and families will have an opportunity to tap a tree, take the maple syrup taste test, learn about Native American, colonial and modern ways to make syrup and, of course, taste Ambler Farm's very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream.” Bottles of Ambler’s maple syrup will be available for sale. Walk-ins welcome.
  • Price: Free

4.  Curio Cottage Thrift Shop Annual Tag Sale

  • Where:Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave.
  • When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Why go: Good stuff for good causes! Among the wares are furniture, collectibles, housewares, home accessories, hostess gifts, linen, artwork, toys and more. Tag sale proceeds will benefit Fairfield County charities.
  • Price: Free admission.

5.  The Guitarists of Little Feat: Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett

  • Where: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge
  • When: Sunday, 8 p.m.
  • Why go: Instrumental in the creation of  Little Feat’s unique sound going back 25 years, Barrere and Tackett now perform as an acoustic duo. They have also recorded with musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Taj mahal, Bob Dylan and more. For more information click here
  • Price: $40; for tickets click here or call the box office at 203-438-5795.

6.  “The Four Seasons: Rejection, Faith and an Explosion of Strings” 

  • Where: The Palace Theater, 263 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford
  • When: Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3
  • Why go: This “explosive” concert blooms just in time for Spring with J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,” Martinu’s “Double Concerto” for strings, piano and timpani, and  Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with Rachel Barton Pine, violin, and Eckart Preu, harpsichord. Concert-goers are invited to arrive early for guided listening activities. Just prior to the Sunday concert, Preu will present “MusiKids,” an interactive education experience for kids ages 6-12. For concert details or to purchase tickets, visit www.stamfordsymphony.org or call 203.325.4466.

7.  Maple Syrup Open House

  • Where: Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton
  • When: Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
  • Why go: This fascinating program is suitable for all ages. “Kids and families will have an opportunity to tap a tree, take the maple syrup taste test, learn about Native American, colonial and modern ways to make syrup and, of course, taste Ambler Farm's very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream.” Bottles of Ambler’s maple syrup will be available for sale. Walk-ins welcome.
  • Price: Free

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