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What's Happening in Norwalk This Weekend

NORWALK, Conn. – This weekend is all about Earth Day in Norwalk, although several events are offered just for adults, including a two-day engagement of "The Vagina Monologues." Here is some of what’s happening in Norwalk from April 20 to 22:

Friday

• Main Norwalk Public Library: 10 a.m. to noon: Children and their caregivers can enjoy music with singer-songwriter and recording artist Vanessa Trien of Vanessa and the Jumping Monkeys.

• Carriage House Arts Center: 8 to 10 p.m.: Performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” on Friday and Saturday are a benefit for V-Day Norwalk. V-Day is a global nonprofit movement that has raised more than $75 million for women's anti-violence groups.

Saturday

• Norwalk City Hall Cleanup: 9 a.m. to noon: Meet at City Hall parking lot at Sunset Hill/Beacon. Families, friends and neighbors are asked to help clean up East Norwalk. Gloves, grabbers, bags and clean up routes will be supplied.

• Westport Road Petco in Norwalk: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Meet more than 50 adoptable, family friendly dogs and cats at Pupppy Palooza 3. Find a new friend at this pet adoption event sponsored by the Alliance for Limiting Strays, known as T.A.I.L.S.

• Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: The museum is hosting a Titanic Centennial Commemoration and Opening Night Gala. It will feature a preview of the exhibit, "Epic Voyage: The Extraordinary Life of Titanic Survivor Helen Churchill Candee." The evening includes a special presentation by Dr. Stephen M. Coan, president and CEO of the Sea Research Foundation, which operates Mystic Aquarium.

Sunday

• Stepping Stones Museum for Children : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Celebrate Earth Day with drop-in, hands-on explorations in the Community Garden and an Earth Day performance of the Attainable Sustainable Energy Show at 11 a.m. The science show highlights renewable energy. Free with museum admission, which is $10 to $15.

• Norwalk Historical Society : Noon to 4 p.m.: Learn about Letterboxing, a treasure hunt-style outdoor activity that is fun for the whole family. Equip yourself with a stamp, log book and Clue Book and search for 12 boxes hidden in Norwalk.

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