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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
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Image 2 of 50 | New Canaan May Fair
The annual May Fair at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan is back this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find out more.
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Image 3 of 50 | Circus in Hartford
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Extreme will be at the XL Center in Hartford on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find out more.
Photo: Meg Barone
Image 4 of 50 | Designer House Tour in Westport
The Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour is this Friday in Westport. Find out more.
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Image 5 of 50 | Book signing in New Canaan
After spending the last 30 years in the investment management business, hedge funder Elliot Sloyer decided he wanted to write kids books - so he did, creating his own series for ages 6+, Summer Camp Stories. After spending the last 30 years in the investment management business, hedge funder Elliot Sloyer decided he wanted to write kids books - so he did, creating his own series for ages 6+, Summer Camp Stories. Sloyer will officially kick off the release of the second book in the series, "Bat in the Bunk," with a book signing at Elm Street Books in New Caanan on Friday. Find out more.
Image 6 of 50 | 'Celebrities on Stage' in Danbury
“Celebrities on Stage,” starring the Edwards twins, takes place at the Palace Theater in Danbury on Friday and Saturday. Anthony and Eddie Edwards, identical twins, perform regularly in Las Vegas. “Celebrities on Stage,” starring the Edwards twins, takes place at the Palace Theater in Danbury on Friday and Saturday. Anthony and Eddie Edwards, identical twins, perform regularly in Las Vegas. They look and sound like more than 100 superstars. Find out more.
Photo: Kevin Winter, Staff
Image 7 of 50 | Babyface at Foxwoods
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is a 10-time GRAMMY winner with 11 solo albums of his own. Watch him perform with American Idol winner Fantasia at Foxwoods on Friday. Find out more.
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Image 8 of 50 | Play in Sherman
Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Talley's Folly" starts performances Friday at the Sherman Playhouse with Michael Wright and Stacy-Lee Frome featured in the two-character romantic comedy. Find out Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Talley's Folly" starts performances Friday at the Sherman Playhouse with Michael Wright and Stacy-Lee Frome featured in the two-character romantic comedy. Find out more.
Photo: Dru Nadler
Image 9 of 50 | Happy Hour at Bar Rosso
Bar Rosso in Stamford has a new and improved Happy Hour. Every Monday through Friday, from 4pm to 7pm, enjoy complimentary finger food provided by Executive Chef Massimo Stecchi. - CT Bites
Photo: David Hopper, Freelance
Image 10 of 50 | Plant sale in Westport
The Westport Garden Club's annual plant sale is set for Friday at Saugatuck Congregational Church. Find out more.
Image 11 of 50 | Singing competition in Danbury
Singers will perform with a live band at Mazzo restaurant in Danbury on Friday in a benefit for Ann’s Place, a Danbury-based nonprofit that provides support for people dealing with cancer. Find out more.
Photo: J. Patric Schneider, Freelance
Image 12 of 50 | Tea party in Darien
Afternoon tea will follow the Darien Community Association plant sale this Friday. Find out more.
Image 13 of 50 | Movie matinee in Fairfield
The Oscars: Movie Matinee at the Pequot Library in Fairfield this Friday is "Boyhood." Find out more.
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Image 14 of 50 | Tag sale in New Milford
New Milford Boy Scout Troop 21 will hold a tag sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Classic Liquors, Route 7.
Photo: Jake Daniels
Image 15 of 50 | Yoga in Bridgeport
Head to the Bridgeport Library on Saturday for some morning yoga. Find out more.
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Image 16 of 50 | 'McFarland, USA' in Newtown
Watch “McFarland, USA” for just $2.00 at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown on Saturday or Sunday. Find out more.
Photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle, Still Photographer
Image 17 of 50 | 'The D Train' opens in theaters
Desperate-for-approval Daniel (Jack Black, right) wants to get popular guy Oliver (James Marsden) to attend a reunion in "The D Train" in the movie opening this weekend. Watch the trailer.
Photo: Mike Lauterborn
Image 18 of 50 | Outdoor market in Fairfield
Head to the Fairfield Town Hall Green on Saturday for an outdoor show featuring 65 quality artisans, food vendors, bake booth, flowers and raffle booth. Find out more.
Image 19 of 50 | National train day in Danbury
The Danbury Railway Museum has joined in the celebration of National Train Day on Saturday, offering a day full of educational activities and free train rides for the whole family. Find The Danbury Railway Museum has joined in the celebration of National Train Day on Saturday, offering a day full of educational activities and free train rides for the whole family. Find out more.
Image 20 of 50 | Shark Safari in Norwalk
Shark Safari at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk this Saturday invites young adventurers to examine real shark jaws, skin and other artifacts, and learn how superb adaptations have allowed sharks to survive Shark Safari at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk this Saturday invites young adventurers to examine real shark jaws, skin and other artifacts, and learn how superb adaptations have allowed sharks to survive for millions of years.
Image 21 of 50 | Turtle Town in Norwalk
Turtle Town is being offered on Saturday at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. This program will be of interest to budding herpetologists.  Kids are invited to compare compare turtles of land Turtle Town is being offered on Saturday at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. This program will be of interest to budding herpetologists.  Kids are invited to compare compare turtles of land and sea in order to discover how the creatures are adapted to their different lifestyles. Find out more.
Photo: Christian Abraham
Image 22 of 50 | Mother's Day event in Milford
Head to the Milford Green on Saturday and Sunday for a handmade arts and crafts show featuring more that 50 artists and craftsmen, music, food court, and fun for the entire family. Find out more.
Photo: Christian Abraham
Image 23 of 50 | Sticks for soldiers game
The fourth annual Sticks for Soldiers game will take place at Staples High School on Saturday as the Wreckers take on Wilton. Find out more.
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Paramore will perform at Mohegan Sun this Saturday. Find out more.
Photo: Mark Conrad
Image 25 of 50 | Two Roads bottle release and dinner
Two Roads Brewing Company and chef Plum are holding the second annual NorYeaster bottle release this Saturday. Find our more.
Image 26 of 50 | Harmonies and Hops
Harmonies and Hops comes to Danielson, CT on Saturday. Sample New England craft brews while taking in live music and eating great food. - CT Bites
Image 27 of 50 | Beer tasting
DuVug Brewing Co will be celebrating its one year in business on Saturday and Sunday. Try beers on tap including past seasonal styles while Biagio's Pizza Truck serves great food.- CT Bites
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Image 28 of 50 | 'Danny Collins' in Ridgefield.
Christopher Plummer, left, and Al Pacino star in "Danny Collins." Watch the movie at the Ridgefield Playhouse this Saturday or Sunday. Find out more. 
Image 29 of 50 | 'Opera of Choruses' in Danbury
The Danbury Concert Chorus and Danbury Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert of “Opera Choruses” in Danbury this weekend. It will be at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall on The Danbury Concert Chorus and Danbury Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert of “Opera Choruses” in Danbury this weekend. It will be at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall on the westside campus of Western Connecticut State University, on Saturday. Find out more.
Image 30 of 50 | Fairfield County Chorale season end
The Fairfield County Chorale will bring its season to a close on Saturday with works by Mozart, Poulenc, Faure and Loeb at the Norwalk Concert Hall. Find out more.
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Image 31 of 50 | Garden Club fundraiser in Stamford
The Shippan Point Garden Club in Stamford will hold s fundraiser on Saturday. The proceeds will help the club fund its environmental education and tree replacement programs, its scholarship fund and more. The Shippan Point Garden Club in Stamford will hold s fundraiser on Saturday. The proceeds will help the club fund its environmental education and tree replacement programs, its scholarship fund and more. Find out more.
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Image 32 of 50 | Castles in the Sand in Westport
Westport's annual Castles in the Sand competition is this Saturday at Compo Beach. Find out more.
Photo: Lori Van Buren
Image 33 of 50 | Frisbee festival in Bridgeport
The World Famous Frisbee Dogs, a World's Top Freestyle Frisbee competition, demonstrations by a troupe of hula-hoopers, a blueberry pie-eating contest, a children's tent, face painting, food vendors, The World Famous Frisbee Dogs, a World's Top Freestyle Frisbee competition, demonstrations by a troupe of hula-hoopers, a blueberry pie-eating contest, a children's tent, face painting, food vendors, merchandise tents and sponsor tents will all be at Bridgeport's Seaside park on Saturday. Find out more.
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Image 34 of 50 | 'Hot Pursuit' opens in theaters
Reese Witherspoon, right, plays escort to Sofia Vergara in the odd-couple road movie "Hot Pursuit" opening this weekend. Watch the trailer.
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Image 35 of 50 | History exhibit at Yale
This Samurai helmet and face guard from the 17th-19th century is featured in a new exhibit at the Yale Peabody Museum on Samurai warriors of Japan. It runs through Jan. 3. Find out more.
Photo: Todd Tracy / Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Image 36 of 50 | Caffeine and Carburetors

New Canaan's annual car show, Caffeine and Carburetors, will hold its second show of the year this Sunday. Find out more.

Image 37 of 50 | Sunday film festival in Bridgeport
The Sunday film festival at the Bridgeport Library will feature "A Beautiful Mind." Find out more.
Photo: Robert Daly, Getty Images/OJO Images RF
Image 38 of 50 | Don't forget to buy mom flowers

Sunday is Mother's Day. If you don't know where to get flowers, here's your guide. 

Photo: Tyler Sizemore
Image 39 of 50 | Take mom out to eat
Many local restaurants are hosting Mother's Day specials this Sunday. Here are your guides:

Lower Fairfield County

Danbury area

Image 40 of 50 | Godsmack at Mohegan Sun
Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum Godsmack will perform at Mohegan Sun on Sunday. Find out more.
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Image 41 of 50 | Moms get into Mystic Aquarium for free
Bring mom to Mystic Aquarium for free on Sunday. Find out more.
Image 42 of 50 | Mother's Day at the vineyard
Head to Miranda Vineyard on Sunday, Mother’s Day, for a free tasting for mom, live music and wine and chocolate pairings. Find out more.
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Image 43 of 50 | Art show in Westport
Hungarian artist Marton Nemes will be visiting Bridgeport for six weeks as part of an "EAST meets WESTport" residency program coordinated by Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, and the Westport Arts Center. Find Hungarian artist Marton Nemes will be visiting Bridgeport for six weeks as part of an "EAST meets WESTport" residency program coordinated by Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, and the Westport Arts Center. Find out more.
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Image 44 of 50 | Play in New Milford
Danbury actress Priscilla Squiers plays eccentric socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, along with her loyal music director, Cosme McMoon, played by Stamford actor Greg Chrzczon, in a scene from "Souvenir." The Danbury actress Priscilla Squiers plays eccentric socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, along with her loyal music director, Cosme McMoon, played by Stamford actor Greg Chrzczon, in a scene from "Souvenir." The comedy is on stage at TheatreWorks New Milford through May 23. Find out more.
Image 45 of 50 | Art show in Greenwich
Kotaro Fukui’s “Silent Flower” will be among the works on display at “Fukui Hsu Mann Wang” at the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library in Greenwich through June 17. Find out Kotaro Fukui’s “Silent Flower” will be among the works on display at “Fukui Hsu Mann Wang” at the Flinn Gallery at the Greenwich Library in Greenwich through June 17. Find out more.
Photo: Bob Luckey
Image 46 of 50 | Buy mom some jewelry
Last minute shopping for mom? Here's your guide to local jewelers.
Image 47 of 50 | Go to a brewery
Spring is the perfect time to visit one of Connecticut's breweries.
Photo: Drew Fellman;Contributed Photo, Contributed Photo
Image 48 of 50 | 'Born to Be Wild' in IMAX
A 3-year-old orangutan hangs loose at Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas’ Camp Leakey, located in Indonesian Borneo, in a scene from “Born To Be Wild,” showing on the IMAX screen at The Maritime A 3-year-old orangutan hangs loose at Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas’ Camp Leakey, located in Indonesian Borneo, in a scene from “Born To Be Wild,” showing on the IMAX screen at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Find out more. 
Photo: Trish Haldin
Image 49 of 50 | Head to a winery

With warm weather headed our way, it’s the perfect time to plan a vineyard tour or wine tasting at a local winery. Connecticut is home to more than 20 wineries and vineyards that you can learn all

With warm weather headed our way, it’s the perfect time to plan a vineyard tour or wine tasting at a local winery. Connecticut is home to more than 20 wineries and vineyards that you can learn all about on the CT Wine Trail’s site. Click here to check some out.

Image 50 of 50 | Art show in Easton
“The Art of Anthony Santomauro” is on display at the Easton Public Library, featuring his portraits of humans and animals through May 12. Find out more.

There's plenty to keep you and mom busy this Mother's Day weekend.

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