Check our picks for family activities as well as new bars, restaurants and shops to explore.
1. - Newtown
Where/When: , Friday and Saturday, 11am - 3pm
Why Go: Support Newtown's Odyssey of the Mind teams and their travels to the nation competition.
2. - Newtown
Where/When: , April 21 - 22, 6pm - 10pm; April 23, 2pm - 10pm
Why Go: Support the Botsford fire department at this carnival of rides.
Pricing: Pay per ride
3. - Newtown
Where/When: , April 21, 1pm - 4pm
Why Go: Learn to play unique board games that may even interest your teens and tweens if they have become bored with Monopoly and other traditional games.
4. Gulliver's Travels (PG) - Newtown
Where/When: , April 22 - 28 (closed Easter Sunday), Fri, Sat, 7pm, 9pm; Mon - Thu, 7pm; Matinees: Fri, Sat, 1pm, 4pm; Tue, 1pm
Why Go: Jack Black stars in this comedy about the classic title character who gets shipwrecked on the island of Lilliput.
5. Eggstravaganza - Waterbury
Where/When: , Waterbury, Chase School Campus, April 23, 2pm - 4pm
Why Go: All are welcome to hunt for eggs, play games and enjoy a barbecue lunch.
6. - Oxford
Where/When: , April 26 - 28, 7pm - 9pm
Why Go: Learn how to plot a course and read paper and GPS charts.
Pricing: $60 for three classes
7. - Southbury
Where/When: , Thursday, 6pm
Why Go: Bring your child for 30 minutes of stories followed by a craft.
8. - Woodbury
Where/When: , Sat, 9am - noon
Why Go: Bring up to four boxes of documents to be shredded.
9. - Woodbury
Where/When: , April 23, 11am
Why Go: Bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs for your kids to decorate.
10. - Newtown
Where/When: Trades Lane, April 23, 9am - 12pm
Why Go: Bring your shovels, buckets and bags during this annual spring compost drive