THINGS TO DO! Week of July 23-26

It’s a rather rainy week ahead but we need it so bad that it’s hard to get too annoyed. Not the best way to spend the last full week of July but, rain is good. 

Fortunately, there is no shortage of indoor activities in this area. Library activities are abundant; you have arts & crafts options; cheap and free movies too. If you need even more ideas, you can always find them on our Indoor Fun Guide

As for the outdoor activities, as of today they all appear to still be on. Before you head out though, if the weather is iffy, always confirm the activity or event! 

I will be back this week with a new review. I’m always working on updating a few of our summer guides (carnivals, for one)! 

Enjoy the much needed rainy week everyone! 


Monday, July 23, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy a one hour session of crafting! These events will occur all summer long, and will feature different activities and themes.  The cost is $2 for children 3 and up; $5 for ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Register in store or online. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today celebrate Grandparents with a party on the Quad, Main Street Play and much more!

At 10 a.m., enjoy the film Paddington 2 for only $1 per person!  

At 10 a.m., enjoy the film Paddington 2 for only $1 per person!  

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., preschoolers and caregivers are invited to sing, clap and move with instructor Jessica. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., come make new friends during this hour of fun and free play. For ages 0 to 5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., sing songs, dance and play during story time for children ages birth to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., listen to a special story and then take off on a ride aboard the trolley! Enjoy unlimited rides with admission, as well as access to the museum and the firetruck museum. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a storytime featuring lovable llamas then meet a live llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm. For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11:30 a.m., explore non-stop fun and interaction with your little ones through music, movement and activities. For ages 2-5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., create your own sculpture out of Play-Doh! For ages 5 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., experience the aquarium at night as the sun sets over Mystic. Tickets can be purchased in-person on the night of the event starting at 6 p.m. Adults are $20, Youth (13 to 17) are $15; children 3-12 are $12.  See Blog Post .

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy an evening of live music that takes you through the history of music. Free. All ages welcome. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018  

At 10 a.m., drop by for Sunny Train Mustic in the Pines Theater. Tickets are $5 per person (under 2 are free) in addition to park admission. See Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a FREE showing of the film Despicable Me.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today is WGBY day and there will be a chance to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, author meet and greets, a chance to read to a reptile and more!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., enjoy a 20 minute lapsit storytime featuring songs, board books, and rhymes for the tiniest of library patrons.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with your preschooler. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, movement activities and a simple craft. For ages 2 to 6. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in for summer stories, music and book-based fun. For ages 4 and up.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free. **These storytimes often take place at all locations, make sure to check your local store for their specific schedule!

At 11:15 a.m., enjoy storytime that will get the wiggles out! For ages 18 months to 3 years.  See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 2 p.m., drop by for a LEGO “free build” session! Limited to 20 participants so make sure to pick up a nametag starting at 1:30. For kindergarten and up. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., drop by for a showing of the film Planes: Fire and Rescue. Popcorn provided; bring your own resealable water.   Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 2:30 p.m., come enjoy music and games at the library! For grades K to 5. Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., tune up your voice and sing the songs from your favorite Disney movies! For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., drop in for open art studio and have a chance to be creative! For all ages.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy this music and movement program for children birth to four. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., come out with your family for a night of storytelling, a “nature’s moment”, roasting of marshmallows and a campfire.  Please bring a blanket for sitting.  Children under 2 are free. Windsor residents pay $3; non-residents pay $5.  See our Blog Post.

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., enjoy a FREE showing of the film Despicable Me.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today is Wild Wednesday and it’s All About Animals!  

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., hop aboard the roaming railroad and take a spin around Imagine Nation! There will also be special activities from the New England Railroad Museum! Rides are FREE with museum studio admission! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy a one hour session of crafting! These events will occur all summer long, and will feature different activities and themes.  The cost is $2 for children 3 and up; $5 for ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Register in store or online. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:15 a.m., enjoy stories and a craft. For ages 3 to 6. Register or drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy music and dancing with your toddlers! For walking toddlers up to age 3. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., listen to music, sing songs, and hear stories in this engaging interactive movement and music program for children of all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., spin the wheel for a chance for free popcorn!  See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., drop in for open art studio and have a chance to be creative! For all ages.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy an active music enriched program for ages 5 and under.  Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

At 2:30 p.m., come make wind chimes. For ages K-5.  Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., drop in for juggling, beatboxing and comedy! All ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 6 p.m., bring the family and enjoy a movie. Popcorn provided! Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

Opening at 6 p.m., enjoy this annual carnival with carnival rides for the kids and family fun! Wristbands are available for $22.

Opening at 6 p.m., enjoy an evening with live entertainment, food and midway rides. Wristbands sold daily.

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy the popular Prismatic Laser Show!  The show is free!

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a concert on the Rose Garden lawn for free. Tonight enjoy the music of Professors of Sweet Sweet Music.    

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

At 10 a.m., enjoy the film Paddington 2  for only $1 per person!  

At 10 a.m., enjoy a FREE showing of the film Despicable Me.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today is Kids at Play Day with Stories, Songs and Games from Around the World.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Preschool workshops are offered at 10 a.m. and are recommended for ages 2 to 5.  Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., come skate, play with scooters, jump in the bounce house and play with other toys during this toddler time.  Admission is $6.75 for children, includes skate rental, use of bounce house, and a snack.  Parents are free, but if you want to rent skates, that will cost extra. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for children from birth to age 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime with songs, stories, sign language, bubbles and fingerplays. For ages 6 months to 24 months. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, a snack, a short theme-related movie plus a great art project! Free. Drop in. for ages 2-6. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy an interactive storytime in Bobbie’s Meadow followed by time to move, play and explore art materials. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a fun music and movement class for kids ages birth to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a free fun and interactive program! This week enjoy a show with Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments! Register online for one or all of the Kids Clubs events.

From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., drop by for a live, local invertebrate Touch & Learn.  Several touch tanks will be available with lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish to entertain and educate both children and adults.  Dried specimens will also be available to touch.. See our Blog Post.

At 3:30 p.m., come and build with the library’s Duplo blocks and regular Lego blocks. For ages 2 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., skate for only $10 including rented roller skates and enjoy all you can eat pizza.  See our Blog Post.

Opening at 6 p.m., enjoy this annual carnival with carnival rides for the kids and family fun! Wristbands are available for $22.

Opening at 6 p.m., enjoy an evening with live entertainment, food and midway rides. Wristbands sold daily.

At 6:30 p.m., wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and music. Ages 3-7. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 6:30 p.m., come relax and play a game as a family while eating pizza from Wicked Slice! Games available for all ages. See our Blog Post.

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy preshow activities followed by a concert outdoors.  Free.

At 7 p.m., enjoy an outdoor music concert on the Town Hall Lawn. This is a free event.

At 7:05 p.m., watch the Yard Goats take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats!! Tonight there will be an appearance by the human cannonball; and it’s also Pirates and Princess night, come dressed as your favorite pirate or princess! See our Blog Post.

 

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