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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 30, 2016 8:57 am

The next week is supposed to be mild and love is in the air as we look to Valentine’s Day. There are lots of opportunities for learning something new and trying something different. This week we present a new Eagle feature. We are calling it “Our Restaurant of the Week.”

Restaurant of the Week: G-Zen

Vegetarians and vegans – and those into delicious and nutritious foods – have been flocking to G-Zen, at the foot of East Main Street. According to its website (www.g-zen.com) the restaurant as become a refuge for many seeking sustainable, organic and vegetarian friendly food along the Connecticut coastline. Oh, and you’re requested to turn off your smart phone at the door!

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Cool Events This Weekend Here and Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 22, 2016 9:16 am

Meteorologists are hyping Jonas’s arrival this weekend, so check for cancelations or postponements before heading out this weekend. However, there’s plenty more “Beyond,” so don’t be afraid to make plans… the libraries are a great resource this time of year! Especially when it comes to butterflies.

Saturday, Jan. 23

Nature Explorer Program: Animal Tracking Classes

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 15, 2016 1:26 pm

Yes, it’s winter and it’s cold. But there’s no snow and no excuses for not getting out and sampling all the fun things the area has to offer… plenty of opportunities to learn new things, enjoy the artistic endeavors of local artists, and listen to some great music.

Through Feb. 28

Paintings by Robert Dietz at Friends & Company

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 8, 2016 8:00 am

Robert H. Dietz If you’re feeling artistically inclined there’s no shortage of venues to feed your soul, whether it’s music, fine art, or even adult coloring. Hobbyists can check out the model train show and those seeking the great outdoors can join the Branford Land Trust in searching for animal tracks. Looking for some practical information? Take a CPR course and brush up on your driving skills. Get the New Year off to a fun start!

Now through Feb. 28

 

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 18, 2015 7:50 am

The countdown begins. Is your tree up? Shopping done? (Remember, shop local – Branford has many wonderful stores decked out for the holiday.) Take some time to get into the spirit of the season by attending the community performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday – it’s sure to do the trick!

Friday, Dec. 18

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 4, 2015 2:33 pm

Holiday festivities continue with a BHS theater performance and concerts that appeal to every kind of musical taste. Don’t forget the holiday fairs and the annual Stony Creek pageant. And for those who want to exercise their musical talents, rehearsals for the annual community performance of the Messiah begin this Sunday.

Ongoing

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 25, 2015 8:00 am

This weekend marks the “official” beginning of the holiday season though for all intents and purposes, it’s been with us for at least a month. For many of us the mere mention of the Holidays is stress inducing. However, over the next couple of weeks, you can find a variety of events in Branford that will take you beyond the retail madness and add meaning to the season. And when you do shop, be sure to shop Local, especially this Saturday when stores are offering serious discounts. The town has many merchants with unique and handcrafted gifts.

Ongoing

Holiday House Decorating Contest

Houses will be judged on Dec. 9 and 10 between 6:30 and 9 p.m. To register, call 203-488-8304. Multiple prizes will be awarded.

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 20, 2015 7:45 am

It’s that time of year, a time to give and give thanks. Volunteer a few hours at the Community Dining Room on Thanksgiving and welcome the holiday season by attending Branford’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. Churches and town organizations are hosting special events and holiday fairs – it’s all a chance to shop local. A few are listed here with more to come next week. Do you really want to fight for parking at the mall?

Friday, Nov. 20

West End String Trio

The Musical Arts Society of Branford will present the West End Strong Trio in a concert to benefit the Branford Historical Society. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on the Branford Green. They will present works by Bach, Beethoven, and Lutoslowski.
For more information, call 203-453-0287.

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