Family Fun Calendar - October 2017

Each month Connecticut Parent Magazine runs an extensive Family Fun Calendar, featuring events throughout Connecticut. All encompassing and comprehensive, it is a section our readers consistently look to and rely on to plan their family activities for the month. Below is just a small sampling of what is currently being showcased. These events mirror our Editor's Picks, and the events that lead off the current edition of the Family Fun Calendar.

Pete the Cat
Saturday, October 7 • Wallingford

You’ll be really cool when you come to the Paul Mellon Arts Center in Wallingford to see Theatreworks USA’s Pete the Cat on Saturday, October 7 at 1 p.m. Everyone’s favorite groovy blue feline is on his way to stay with a new family and he’s excited, but Jimmy Biddle is nervous about how their houseguest is going to shake things up. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class on the last day of school, Pete is the perfect friend to help him out.

Tickets are $10. The Paul Mellon Arts Center is located at 332 Christian Street. For more information, call 203-697-2398 or visit

Pumpkins on the Pier
Saturday, October 7 • Milford

Pumpkins on the Pier, a cross between an old-fashioned country fair and a lighted holiday spectacular, is coming to Walnut Beach in Milford on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Presented by The Boys and Girls’ Club of Milford, the day has something for everyone, including tractor hay rides, games, inflatables, a pumpkin patch with over 5,000 pumpkins, decorating stations and more! Whether you’re an artist, carver or pie eater, there is a contest for you.

The pier lighting is at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Walnut Beach is located at 113 East Broadway. For more information, call 203-713-8055 or visit

Photo by Mary Harold.

JDRF One Walk
October 15 and 29 • Danbury, Norwalk

Show your support by walking to raise funds to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes when you participate in the JDRF One Walk on Sunday, October 15 at Danbury Fair Mall and Sunday, October 29 at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. Meet new people and raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes research. Walk as an individual or form teams. Great for all ages.

Registration for the Danbury walk begins at 8:30 a.m.; with the walk at 9 a.m. Danbury Fair Mall is located at 7 Backus Avenue. Registration for the Norwalk walk starts at 9 a.m.; with the walk at 10 a.m. Brien McMahon High School is located at 300 Highland Avenue. There is no fee, but fundraising is encouraged. For more information, call 914-686-7700 or visit

YWCA’s Money Conference for Women
Saturday, October 28 • Hartford

The 16th annual Money Conference for Women returns to Hartford on Saturday, October 28 from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center. The conference is designed to address the unique challenges women of all ages face in their work and personal lives. There will be several workshops that will help women understand and manage their future finances. Michelle Singletary, keynote speaker, will teach women how to become financial wonder women by focusing on the five strongholds that keep women from being wealthy.

Pre-register. Admission is free. Connecticut Convention Center is located at 100 Columbus Boulevard. For more information and to register, visit

Photo courtesy of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.

New Canaan Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 29 • New Canaan

Start celebrating Halloween early when kids put on their costumes and participate in one of New Canaan’s most popular events — the Annual Halloween Parade. Leading the marchers will be the Old Faithful Antique Fire Truck and the cast of NCHS’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Ghosts, goblins, fairy princesses, superheroes, children of all ages and even their dogs are invited to participate. Parents, grandparents, residents and friends will cheer everyone on.

Booths open at noon when marchers gather in the Park Street parking lot to prepare. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Park Street. For more information, call 203-966-2004 or visit



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