Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.
Chasing the Devil in Connecticut
Where: Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m.
Description: Richard G. Tomlinson, co-founder and director of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc., shares stories from his research preparing his new book, Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut.
Second Sunday Family Program: The Art of Origami
Where: Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob
When: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 12:00 pm
Description: Take a 20-minute, family-friendly tour of Bush-Holley House, learn about Japanese artist and illustrator Genjiro Yeto (who was often in residence at Bush-Holley House) and find out how Japanese art influenced Cos Cob art colony artists in many ways. To continue learning about Japanese art, families may drop in at the Vanderbilt Education Center any time before or after their tours and choose from three origami projects: a jumping frog, a colorful box or an origami tower.
Where: Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., Trumbull
When: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m.
Cost: Drop In, Free
Description: A private meditation at the death of the Holm’s grandfather blossomed into a novel: the creation of Thomas Carver and the book The Inheritance of Greatness. Thomas Carver is a 14-year-old Fairfield boy in 1809, struggling with neighborhood bullies and his own identity. He comes to understand, with his grandfather as mentor, how to complete his coming of age. Drop in. Copies for sale and signing!
When: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 7:30 pm
Cost: $12 ($10 w/ student ID, $3 for 12 & under)
Description: All are welcome! Just the live music is worth the price of admission. The dancing starts at 7:30 with a short beginner lesson for those new to contradance. Then we dance from 8 to 11 pm with a break around 9:30 to enjoy refreshments and socializing. Comfortable clothing and soft-soled, low-heeled shoes suggested (no spikes!)
When: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 12:00 pm
Description: The event is hosted by Community Cats.
Fairfield: Block Party at the Discovery Museum
When: Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $9.50 for adults, $8 for children, seniors, and college students with school ID. Kids under 2 are free.
Description: Discover the science of LEGO® bricks through hands-on activities and workshops.
Where: Blue Horse Arts Studio, 250 Porter St, Watertown, CT
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m.
Description: Marc Chabot, Southbury artist and 19th & 20th century American drawing and print scholar and collector, will be giving a lecture this Saturday.
Newtown: Integrative Health and Nutrition Open House
Where: Integrative Health and Nutrition
When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
Description: Come meet health and yoga instructors and try some free classes.
Woodbridge: Open House at the JCC
Where: Jewish Community Center of New Haven
When: 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
Description: Join us for complimentary samplings of Group Exercise classes, Spinning, TRX/RIP demos, chair massages, Youth Basketball classes, extended babysitting hours, Early Bird Camp Specials, Yeladim Learning Center, Arts for the Center reception and much more!
Orange: Open Swim at the Town Pool
Where:525 Orange Center Rd, Orange, CT
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 (Click headline for more dates)
Cost: Free to Orange residents
Description: The town pool is an indoor, 8 lane, 25 yard competition quality pool.
Weston: "Weston Yesterday" Exhibit
Where: Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Rd, Weston
When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 (click the headline for more dates)
Description: Have you ever been curious about Weston's past? It's fascinating, and you'll have an opportunity to take a look back in time at Weston's colorful history this weekend, and throughout the month of January at the Historical Society.
Easton: Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders
Where: Easton Library, 691 Morehouse Rd, Easton
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12
Description: Brendan Hanrahan will give an intriguing presentation on “Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders: Contributions of local people, places and discoveries." This award-winning program “Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders” focuses on the bounty of our state’s natural history.
Woodbury: Democratic Town Committee Fundraiser
Where: Woodbury Senior Community Center, 265 Main St S, Woodbury, CT
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12
Description: Tickets are available at the door. All-you-can-eat menu: Winter soups, salads, artisan breads, desserts. Local craft beer, wine and cider. Silent auction featuring paintings by Marija Pavlovich McCarthy.
About this column: From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.