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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 AM
2017 International Pro-Am
Matterhorn Mini Golf – This is the 1st tournament to be held at Matterhorn Mini Golf and will feature both a Pro (5 round) and Amateur (3 round) division. Put your way through Switzerland as you try to keep the scores low against some of the best putters in the region. $1,000 total purse is up for grabs! Free practice the whole day before for registered participants!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 8:00 AM
Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Training: CT
Imagine Studio – Time: Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm Location: Imagine Studio, 97 South Street, Suite 112, West Hartford, CT 06110 Tuition: $425 Our foundational training intensive addresses teaching yoga to children 2-12+ years. Whether your intention is to incorporate what you learn into your current work as a pediatric professional, or to start a career teaching yoga to children, this comprehensive training will provide you with the inspiration, tools and support to achieve your goal. Click Here for Full Training Description: http://childlightyoga.com/basic-level-training
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:30 AM
International Pro-Am Tournament
Matterhorn Mini Golf
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM
Museum Day Live 2017
Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library – Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Tickets printed from the Smithsonian Magazine’s website are good for one person and one guest. Free admission is for gallery visits and free public tours, does not include admission to the Waterman Research Center, Behind the Scenes Tours, or Hands-On History Workshops. Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!? Let us know @MuseumDay #BoundlessCuriosity #MuseumDayLive
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Oct 28 @ 9:00 AM
Saturday Science at Coogan
New Haven Parks, Recreation & Trees – Saturday Science - 5 - 7 yr olds 9:00am - 10:00am & 8 - 12 yr olds 10:30am - 12:00pm 6 weeks of lessons on chemistry, physics, engineering, and more! Register at 720 Edgewood Ave Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm Classes held in Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM
Writers Weekend
The Mark Twain House & Museum – The Mark Twain House & Museum's 6th Annual Writers Weekend kicks off on September 23-24 with an emphasis on writing for young people in honor of the upcoming publication of THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE -- an eloquently crafted and lavishly illustrated picture book based on handwritten notes documenting a fairy tale Mark Twain told his daughters. But it will also provide information about memoir, writers' websites, and picture books. The Writers Weekend runs Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a keynote address and book signing by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator JARRETT KROSOCZKA at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the program will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 75-minute sessions led by accomplished area writers will address the craft and business of writing and will include such topics as storytelling techniques, memoir, essay writing, and more, including a playwrights' panel moderated by Jacques Lamarre. All sessions will be of interest to those who want to learn more about writing for young readers. Presenters include Matt Dicks, Pegi Deitz Shea, Dana Rau, Mary Collins, Bessy Reyna, Beth Richards, Jane Haertel, Khaiim the Rap Poet/Self Suffice, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of presenters’ books. Author/illustrator JARRETT KROSOCZKA's impressive body of work includes the hugely popular LUNCH LADY graphic novels, PUNK FARM picture books, and PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD chapter books. (Read more about him below.) Admission to his talk is free for those registered for Writers Weekend; tickets are available to the general public for $10. Admission for the two-day event, including Saturday evening’s keynote address, is $180; $160 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum and Let's GO Arts! members. Single-day registration is also available. For an additional $30, participants can join in the fun at the museum’s annual beer festival, Tapping Into Twain, on Friday, September 22, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Call 860-247-0998 to purchase your discounted tickets!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM
Carfit - Helping Mature Drivers Find Safest Fits
Elmwood Senior Center – Many older drivers have difficulty in fitting into their own cars well. Whether it is adjusting mirrors in order to see the blind spot, positioning seats to be far enough away from the steering wheel yet with enough room to reach the gas pedal, or getting the seat belt to fit comfortably, there are many adjustments that can be made to find the safest fit. CarFit was developed to meet this need. Trained volunteers will lead drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommend personal vehicle adjustments and adaptations, and offer community specific resources and activities that could make their personal vehicles “fit” better or enhance their safety. Occupational Therapists will be on hand to provide information to older drivers on how to maintain and strengthen driving health. Individual appointments will take approximately 30 minutes. This FREE SAFETY PROGRAM is being offered through a collaboration of the AARP, AAA, and Genesis Rehab Services: Vitality to You. Make an appointment by calling (860) 255-4170
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Community Day: Surprises/Sorpresas
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – What surprises will you find at the Wadsworth Atheneum? Celebrate art and community with performances, hands-on art activities, tours, and more! FREE admission all day! 11am | Meditation with Navigate Om Take a meditation journey and explore colors, shapes, and lines in the Post-War art collection 12pm | Hartford Hot Several Brass Band Join us outside on Main Street for brass band music and ruckus! 1pm | Goza Latin Jazz Band Listen and move to the Latin rhythms of GOZA, named after the Spanish word for "joy" 3pm | Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble Experience the tradition of flamenco music and dance in this intimate performance All Day Activities: Hands-on art-making activities are offered all day, and chalk artists Jamie LaDucer and Corey Pane will create unique designs at each entrance, inspired by the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector. Fall Community Day is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide. Additional support is provided by CTfastrak—show your CTfastrak ticket in the Museum Shop on Fall Community Day and take 10% off your purchase!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Rescue K911 Adoption Event
Connecticut Parrot Rescue – September 23rd and 24th, 2017 10am - 5pm North Haven Fairgrounds: 290 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Bulls Bridge to Waterbury Power Line in Washington - Talk & Walk
Gunn Historical Museum – On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the Gunn Historical Museum, in collaboration with the Steep Rock Association and Hollister House Garden, presents Steve Jones and Zac Mirecki who will give a free, illustrated presentation titled, “The Bulls Bridge to Waterbury Power Line in Washington, CT”, in the new program barn at Hollister House Garden at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington, CT. Following their presentation Steve and Zac will lead a history hike in Steep Rock Preserve in Washington, where participants will see and hear more about the remaining features of this power line. The Bulls Bridge hydroelectric power project, built on the Housatonic River in 1904, was the largest power project of its kind at the time east of the Rocky Mountains. Remarkably, the electricity generated here was not used locally, but transported 26 miles over to Waterbury. This created both amazement and disdain for the project. In their continuing research on this fascinating power line Steve and Zac have discovered new information which they will be sharing in their presentation. Steve and Zac will discuss the short but turbulent history of this power line, and rediscover its long-lost route through the southern part of Washington, Connecticut, including Nettleton Hollow, and they will have a display of the actual artifacts found along the route. Steve Jones grew up in Naugatuck, the product of two ancient Yankee families from New England starting in 1640 in Salem and New Haven. Initially wanting to be a lineman for CL&P, he attended Western New England College and a started in electrical engineering. After discovering math was not his strong suit, switched to industrial engineering and ultimately occupational safety & ergonomics. The lure of the power lines never left him though, and he has continued to be interested in early power history, especially the development of electrical insulators, over the past 40 years. Zac Mirecki grew up in Hebron, and was no stranger to flea markets and antique shows having been mentored by an original Brimfield dealer. He has a Masters Degree in Library Science from Simmons College and has over 5 years experience processing manuscript collections at the Connecticut Historical Society. While his career paths have changed, his interest in insulators developed from a chance visit to a tag sale at a long-time insulator collector’s house. Drawn to the historical developments of communication, paired with an interest in industrial archaeology, Zac saw insulators as far from utilitarian items, but tangible (and beautiful) historical objects necessary for the development of many technologies we take for granted today. Everyone is invited to attend this free program. Call the Gunn Historical Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnmuseum.org for more information.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM
2017 Corn Maze
Bishop's Orchards Farm Market – The Bishop's Orchards Farm Market 2017 Corn Maze is NOW OPEN for the 2017 Season. Hours will be holidays and weekends from 10am-5pm, through the end of October and Pick-Your-Own season. Full Steam Ahead into this year’s Corn Maze, a Steam Train, coinciding with this year’s partnership with Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. All Aboard our newly designed corn maze, filled with elaborate pathways & NEW interactive games & puzzles, with a lookout in the middle. Come Get Lost for the day! Admission is $7.00 per person, with children under 2 free. For every corn maze entry, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat will be giving away a $2.00 discount coupon towards their daytime Holiday Train, the Santa Special, which goes on sale on 9/15. Tickets for the Corn Maze do not require pre-purchase. All tickets are purchased on-site The Corn Maze is located at our Main Orchard off of New England Road, 2 3/4 from the Farm Market. Hours on weekends and holidays are from 10-5pm. (Last admission is at 4:45pm). Call our 24/7 info line at 203-458-7425 for details and hours.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Free Yoga In Spanish In Pope Park
Yoga In Our City – All levels welcome! This free outdoor class is taught in English + Spanish with Ada Rios. Bring a yoga mat and see what it is all about :) Find the map in our Facebook page. Visit vasutribe.com for more information!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 11:00 AM
Norwegian Film Weekend
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – NORWEGIAN FILM WEEKEND A weekend of Norwegian cinema at the Wadsworth Atheneum, celebrating the special exhibition "Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway." It's going to be a full weekend—five films, two exhibition tours, and one special Norwegian-themed dinner on Saturday night! FULL SCHEDULE: https://thewadsworth.org/event/norwegian-film-weekend/ FULL WEEKEND PACKAGE Includes the full weekend of films, tours, and dinner. **Purchase your full weekend package at the link! $60 Regular Admission $50 Members SATURDAY SINGLE FILMS Regular film admission applies for individual Saturday films. **Purchase at the door $9 Regular Admission $8 Seniors and Students $7 Members Free for Insider Access Members + Sunday Admission to one Sunday film includes the second film plus the tour! **Purchase at the door $9 Regular Admission $8 Seniors and Students $7 Members Free for Insider Access Members + SUBLIME NORTH https://thewadsworth.org/exhibitions/sublime-north/
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM
Trap Falls Kennel Club K9 Karnival
VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center – Join us as we task part in the annual K9 Karnival hosted by the Trap Falls Kennel Club from right here in Shelton! This fun event for people and pups includes information booths, food, raffles, tons of fun, and many great demonstrations. Be sure to drop by our VCA Tent for some great handouts and giveways. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM
Tories, Spies, and Traitors: CT & the Revolutionary War
Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library – Would you have been a Patriot or a Loyalist? Come see uniforms, letters, and weapons from the fight to determine whether Connecticut would become part of an independent nation or remain a loyal colony. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Questions? Call (860) 236-5621 x289 or email jennifer_steadman@chs.org. $10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 30 @ 11:00 AM
Pole Discovery Intro Class
Pole Control Studios – These are the last two spots for Pole intro classes here in Hartford starting November will be in our Springfield location and not excepting new students in Hartford, only VIP students can schedule for private classes. Hartford it's been a pleasure doing business with you, The amazing women of Connecticut and New England surrounding areas have hosted over 1000 bachelorette and girls night out parties here in Hartford creating a staple for pole dancing and aerial artistry throughout the New England area we appreciate your support and enthusiasm and look forward to meeting your acquaintances in Springfield Massachusetts.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Late Summer Yin & Acupuncture Workshop with Kevin Barnard
West Hartford Yoga – In Late Summer, Earth is a point of stillness in the cycle of seasons. This is a time of slowing down. Earth season acts as the transition from Yang to Yin energy, supporting the space between the cycle of Spring growth, active Summer abundance, and the inward, cooler emotions of Fall and Winter. Our Late Summer Yin Yoga & Acupuncture workshop is a wonderful opportunity to transition from the Fire of Summer to the coolness of Fall. You may struggle with bouts of fatigue as a response to this season, and this low energy and/or motivation is usually triggered by over-exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep from the activities of Summer Fire. Our workshop will help you navigate these sensations and help you return to a sense of ease, calm, and centeredness. This is an all-levels practice. Please note that it is required that all attendees have experienced acupuncture previous to the workshop. Consider Community Acupuncture at WHY as a good introduction. Acupuncture points in the workshop are selected based upon the season and not on individual needs. $45 … Registration Required.
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Chapel Haven Open House
Chapel Haven Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program - ASAT – Chapel Haven's Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program helps individuals gain confidence in social communication, life skills, college and vocational paths. Attend a Fall Open House to learn more about the individualized services we offer to help our adults gain happy and self-determined lives. Meet other students, talk with staff and take a campus tour. Light refreshments and student/parent panel. Pre-registration is easy and kindly requested by using this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ay6nyvdab&oeidk=a07eehemugp733dd6dc
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Introduction to Zen Practice
Copper Beech Institute – Introduction to Zen Practice Led by Paul Bloom The workshop will focus on formal meditation techniques in the Zen tradition. The simplicity and utility of these techniques is quite beautiful—if easier said than done. Zen meditation, like all forms of Buddhist meditation, is not an exotic exercise confined to the meditation hall. Rather, it is the habit of maintaining engaged awareness from moment to moment in our everyday lives. When we carry this attitude of moment-to-moment awareness into our everyday lives, we discover our true nature and compassion appears. What better time to look into this great matter than right now? For more information to register visit: https://www.copperbeechinstitute.org/introduction-to-zen-practice For financial support opportunities: https://www.copperbeechinstitute.org/scholarships To explore all we offer: https://www.copperbeechinstitute.org/program-listing
 
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    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Mommy and Baby Yoga with Kim
Soul Space Yoga & Wellness – Join Kim for this beautiful opportunity to peacefully connect with your baby. Ages newborn through crawlers are welcome. Regular class fees apply for Mom’s. First class as SoulSpace is free. Sign-ups not required, just show.