The best strawberry shortcake of the season will be whipped up Saturday at the First Congregational Church’s 74th annual strawberry festival, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Cheshire’s Green. A petting zoo, pony rides and a magician will offer families plenty of fun activities. Come chat with your neighbors, enjoy the late spring weather and listen to some good music.
While you're on the green on Saturday, stroll over to the 40th Annual Cheshire Historical Society Antiques and Collectibles Sale. Dealers from around the region will participate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
Also on Saturday, visitors were get free admission to Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill. It's the only park around where folks can make a cast of a dinosaur footprint! Take it home as a souvenir of your visit Get full details on their website. The free admission is courtesy of Connecticut Open House Day, which features free or reduced admission to museums and historical societies. Click here for the full list of participating venues.
Here’s a fun way to encourage your child to read: Borders, at the Westfield Shopping Mall in Meriden, Double Dog Dares your child (age 12 or under) to read 10 books…Once they’ve done it, fill out the entry form available on Borders’ website and bring it into the store, and your child will get a book for FREE! Visit the website for details and to download your entry form.
Plan to get Dad an extra-special present for Father’s Day? Shop at Sports Authority in Waterbury with this coupon, and get $25 off a $100 purchase!
Looking to meet new friends? Enjoy hiking? Try a hiking meet up group! The New Haven Hikers will meet on Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at Lake Wintergreen in Hamden for a two-hour walk geared toward the average hiker. Learn more here.