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Hey Norwalk! Check Out What's Going On This Weekend

NORWALK, Conn. – Hey Norwalk, are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are a few family-friendly events coming up throughout the county:

Saturday, Jan. 20:

  • 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.: Guided tours at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. Enjoy a guided walk through the Aquarium galleries that will offer extra insights into the animals and habitats of Long Island Sound. (Touch Tank not included.) One hour. Cost: $2 per person in addition to regular admission price . Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. are for ages 16 and older. Tours at noon and 2 p.m. are for all ages.
  • 11 a.m.: "Once Upon an Author," the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Author Bob Shea reads his trio of tales "Dinosaur vs. Bedtime," "Dinosaur vs. the Potty" and "Dinosaur vs. the Library," followed by a jelly bean dance party and book signing. His books will be available for purchase.
  • 11 a.m.: Westport’s Earthplace celebrates New England winters with fun things to do indoors and out. Make Inuit snow goggles, a crystal snowflake, a snowflake catcher. Animal Ambassadors will describe how local wildlife copes with winter. Admission is $20 per family. Earthplace is located at 10 Woodside Lane, Westport. For more information, visit www.earthplace.org .
  • 1 p.m.: Lecture on the War of 1812 in Easton: Betty Oderwald, president of the U.S. Daughters of 1812, will share her knowledge about the War of 1812 and its impact in Connecticut. The talk will take place at the Easton Public Library , located at 691 Morehouse Road. Admission is free.
  • 1 p.m.: Make Survival Shoes in Fairfield: The CT Audubon gives children the basics to fashion a pair of back-country snowshoes. Participants will make an actual pair of decorative snowshoes constructed from white pine boughs. For children ages 6 and up with a participating adult. The fee is $5 per child/adult team for members and $8 for nonmembers. For more information, call 203-259-6305.
  • 6:30 p.m.: "Trolls," a performance at Norwalk's Ben Franklin Theater, put on by the Crystal Theater's Wednesday class. Set in a fictional Norway, "Trolls" depicts a story of a war between trolls and humans over a tragic misunderstanding – humans have been cutting down trees without warning the forest trolls who live in them, thereby killing the trees' inhabitants. The Forest Trolls join with the multi-headed Mountain Trolls in preventing humans from entering the forest, causing an eventual shortage of wood for fires or buildings. Meanwhile, three human sisters have raised one of the few remaining trees from a pinecone and their widowed mother offers it to the depressed human queen in a bid to have her eldest daughter marry the crown prince. The Ben Franklin Theater is on Bayview Avenue.

Sunday, Jan. 22

  • 3 p.m.: Theatre Artists Workshop of Norwalk presents Keir Dullea, who starred in "2001: A Space Odyssey!", reading "A Small World," a new play, at Fairfield Museum and History Center. In the reading, Dullea is Walt Disney and Tom Zingarelli plays Igor Stravinsky. Tickets are $10-$20
  • 3 p.m.: "Trolls," a performance at Norwalk's Ben Franklin Theater, put on by the Crystal Theater's Wednesday class. Set in a fictional Norway, "Trolls" depicts a story of a war between trolls and humans over a tragic misunderstanding – humans have been cutting down trees without warning the forest trolls who live in them, thereby killing the trees' inhabitants. The Forest Trolls join with the multi-headed Mountain Trolls in preventing humans from entering the forest, causing an eventual shortage of wood for fires or buildings. Meanwhile, three human sisters have raised one of the few remaining trees from a pinecone and their widowed mother offers it to the depressed human queen in a bid to have her eldest daughter marry the crown prince. The Ben Franklin Theater is on Bayview Avenue.

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