MLK Day of Service Ideas

Monday, January 18 marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals,  strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. In… Read More

MLK Day of Service Ideas

School’s Out in Connecticut!

School’s Out in Connecticut! this week …  It’s mixed throughout the state and certainly differs for public vs. parochial or private schools.  Here’s a list around the state. Everyone loves summer and this is the start! The first days of summer also include the Summer Solstice on Wednesday, June 21 which is the longest day of… Read More

School's Out in Connecticut!

Youth Volunteer Opportunities in CT Summer

Youth volunteer opportunities in CT enrich not only those you assist but yourself, too! Consider carving out some of your extra summer down time to give your time, your talents, and explore potential paid jobs or even future career choices.  Summer camps need a variety of talents and skills, for example. The Mayor of Hartford… Read More

Youth Volunteer Opportunities in CT Summer

Strawberry Picking Season for Families in Connecticut

It’s Strawberry Picking Season for Families in Connecticut — one of our favorite times of year because we get to pick your own fruits and vegetables!  Travel around with us, please — give us your updates on Facebook and together we can share how to feed ourselves better, keep active with our kids, and support… Read More

Strawberry Picking Season for Families in Connecticut

What is Juneteenth? Where to Find in Connecticut!

What is Juneteenth? Where to Find in Connecticut! Wikipedia tells us that Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19,… Read More

What is Juneteenth? Where to Find in Connecticut!

Father’s Day Weekend in Connecticut

Weekends in June are filled with purpose-this one we honor Dad and #familytime on Father’s Day Weekend in Connecticut! Father’s Day, as we celebrate it today, was conceptualized by Ms. Sonora Smart Dodd, a loving daughter from Spokane. It so happened that Sonora attended a Mother’s Day Sermon in 1909 and she was struck with… Read More

Father's Day Weekend in Connecticut

Connecticut Open House Day 2017

This Saturday, June 10 is Connecticut Open House Day 2017 when Connecticut residents are invited to take local adventures exploring the remarkable destinations all around them with discounted or FREE admission, free gifts! This 13th annual “Open House” allows you to visit Connecticut’s assets – the museums, the estates, the farms deep in history.  Our state does… Read More

Connecticut Open House Day 2017

Romp n’ Roll Pre School Summer Camp

There is a special place for children ages 2 through 6 years at Romp n’ Roll Pre School Summer Camp in Wethersfield. The officially-fun, officially-famous program will run weekly June 7 through September 1 for your convenience. The daily schedule is action-packed with “kid-tested, Rompy-approved” sessions including incredible gym, art and music activities and each week we… Read More

Summer Camp for Preschoolers

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Family Events in CT

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Family Events in CT:  Friday, 5/26 Greek Festival in New Britain with St. George’s Church serving massive amounts of homemade food, along with dancing, and specialty items from Greece. Star Party with Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club Saturday, 5/27 Sensory Friendly Day at the Connecticut Science Center. Treat your favorite service member… Read More

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Family Events in CT

Relay For Life 2017

Relay For Life 2017 event planning is in full swing throughout the nation.  Thursday April 28 is “Million Dollar Day” — American Cancer Society’s Internet Challenge to raise $1 for each person in the United States who is expected to hear “You have cancer.”   In 2017, more than 1.6 million people in the US… Read More

Relay For Life 2017

Museums For Families CT

Where can you find adventure, explore a new world, challenge yourself and learn something, for every age — a museum! Museums For Families CT are one of our favorite outings so we want to share our suggestions: Barnum Museum, Bridgeport called Imagination Station. Inside the backpack are activities that connect to artifacts and allow families… Read More