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Cool Events This Weekend and Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 9, 2015 2:34 pm

Welcome to Columbus Day Weekend, 2015. The weather is expected to be cool and sunny for the Columbus Day Parade of Greater New Haven. This year the parade takes place in East Haven. Or head to New Haven for a great Open Studio event featuring scores of artists. And there is much to do in Branford, too.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Walk Like MADD

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Cool Events This Weekend And Beyond

by marcia chambers | Oct 2, 2015 4:29 pm

Fall is in the air. And that means a walk in the woods or a walk to end drunk driving (next weekend) or getting on your bike to help BCTV.  Make sure you first check rain dates! 

Saturday, Oct. 3 : Update: Because of weather conditions, this walk will now take place on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Fall Bird Walk for Beginners

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Cool Events This Weekend and Beyond

by marcia chambers | Sep 25, 2015 9:37 am

File Photo Think Blackstone as in library this weekend. First there are books, books, books as folks head for the town Green for the Blackstone Memorial Library’s annual book sale, one of the largest in memory we are told. State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., will be at the Blackstone this weekend to meet constituents and the Blackstone is also gearing up for an exciting putting contest.

This Weekend, Friday, Sept. 25, Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept.27

Annual Book Sale on the Green

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Onto the Next Jazz Season; But First, Matt Marshak

by Bill O'Brien | Sep 23, 2015 9:50 am

Bill O'Brien Photo The jazz season on the Branford town Green is over and Jazz series organizers are gearing up for the summer of 2016 but before we say adieu to the summer of 2015, here’s Matt Marshak at the last concert of this season. It was night to remember. 

It was not held on the usual Thursday night like the other jazz concerts this summer on the Branford Green, and the crowd was not as large as usual, (fear of rain that night) but it was clearly worth the wait.

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by marcia chambers | Sep 18, 2015 11:20 am

Take in an art exhibit, or an organ recital on the town Green or plan for a series of events, including two bike races in town, one to help BCTV, our community television station and the other to help build a school devastated by an earthquake in Nepal.  And don’t forget this weekend’s Guilford Fair.

This Weekend Head to Guilford

The Guilford Agricultural Fair

The fair is back in full swing this weekend with music and numerous events for families and animals. The fair, which began in 1859, is still going strong. Doors open Friday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event takes place at the town’s Fair grounds on Lovers Lane. Tickets range from $10 for adults. Senior discount is $8. Children from 6 to 11 are free. There is a three-day discounted pass for $25 at the gate.

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by marcia chambers | Sep 11, 2015 9:20 am

With Permission Grab your kayak or canoe for a trip on the Branford River. Or head to the town green for the annual Trinity Church Fair. There will be goodies of all sorts. And welcoming autumn this year are two fall festival weekends, one in East Haven and one in North Haven.

Weekend Events, Starting Friday, Sept.11.

East Haven Fall Festival

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Janet Planet & Friends End On A High Note

by Bill O'Brien | Sep 6, 2015 11:30 am

Bill O'Brien Photo The final scheduled concert for the 2015 Branford Jazz Series had Janet Planet and Friends from New York on the Branford Green. 

Bill O'Brien Photo The crowd of nearly 800 was very impressed with Planet’s friends, including Rod Blumenau, on piano, Ike Strum, on bass, Zack Harmon on drums and Tom Washatka on saxophone. He doubles as Planet’s husband.

Bill O'Brien Photo There’s always a gang at the Civil War monument enjoying the music

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Cool Events Labor Day Weekend Here & Beyond

by marcia chambers | Sep 4, 2015 10:04 am

File Photo. Short Beach Labor Day Parade. Let’s make the most of this Labor Day Weekend, the last fling of summer. Plenty of sunshine is predicted over the long weekend as family events get underway in Madison, Orange and Branford. Lots of food, music, rides and fun await you.

Friday, Sept. 4, Saturday, Sept. 5, Sunday, Sept 6. and Monday, Sept. 7

Greek Festival in Orange

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The Coloring (R)Evolution

by Sally E. Bahner | Aug 30, 2015 9:21 am

Sally E. Bahner It’s achieved cult-like status around the world.

In terms of stress relief, it’s on par with yoga and meditation. It offers child-like satisfaction, but don’t you dare tell enthusiasts that they’re reverting to their childhood.

It brings out the inner artist in those who thought they could never be creative.

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Cool Events This Weekend & Beyond

by marcia chambers | Aug 28, 2015 9:23 am

This is the weekend for art in various forms. There’s a weekend art show at a special location in Pine Orchard and a re-enactment in Madison of a Civil War battle, live and in uniform. And some weekends from now, get ready to tee it up at a most unusual place, a place that will create a 19th hole for the occasion.  Read on!

This Weekend: Friday, Aug. 28; Saturday, Aug. 29; and Sunday, Aug. 30.

Pine Orchard Chapel Art Exhibit

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