The Connecticut mommy poppins calendar lists fun things to do each day of the week. However, we've assembled the weekend lowdown so you can get a step ahead on your social calendar. Looking for something fun and different? The 13th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race will be held in downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck. The Pawcatuck River will be filled with approximately 20,000 yellow rubber duckies all racing toward the finish line. In Milford, It's everything kites at the 4th annual Milford Living Kite Fly where the ConnectiKiters join in with their dazzling kites and astonishing dips and twirls at Walnut Beach.
The North Mianus School Spring Carnival is underway this weekend in Riverside. Amusement rides, games, raffles, carnival food and bake sales make this annual PowWow a great time for all. Feeling sheepish? Check out sheep dogs herding sheep, sheep shearing and a wool fashion show at the Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival in Vernon. On Sunday Gunn Memorial Library is hosting a Civil War encampment on their grounds. There will be numerous living history re-eneactors depicting soldier and civilian life. Last but not least, hit up the Robin Hood Springtime Festival at the Guilford Fairgrounds. Dine on turkey legs and watch some jousting at this Renaissance Fair.
There are still quite a few Earth Day events such as the Fairfield Earth Day Celebration and a Green Earth Fair at the Earthplace in Westport. Both are comprehensive and sound great as well as a Yard Art Workshop creating recycled art in Warren. Feel like volunteering? You and your family can help clean up the local parks at the Milford Earth Day Celebration. There's also a great Outdoor Gear Expo at Wesleyan University where they will have barefoot running and skateboarding clinics, to name a few. Sunday, Tunxis hosts an Earthstock Celebration.
There are a few family friendly performances you won't want to miss. "Children of Bassac" Dance Performance at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Circus Follies at Ridgefield Playhouse and Goldie Locks at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. Or you can get in on the action and participate in Puppet Speak: A day of theater, film and workshop held in Killingworth Old Town Hall.
In celebration of Mom the Litchfield Historical Society is hosting a Mother's Day Tea. Go in party attire and join early for hat decorating fun and croquet set up on the green. There's also a huge "Mom's the Word! Event" at the CT Convention Center with giveaways, a kids' corner and more.
Feel like getting you and your child's creative juices flowing? Make a Plein Air Painting at Florence Griswold Museum, or join the Art Explorers or Art Start for Preschoolers at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Don't forget! The last day for early bird discounts to the Westport Youth Film Festival is this Saturday so get your tickets now.