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Story Time at Library Highlights Easton's Weekend

EASTON, Conn. – Hey Easton, are you looking for something to do this weekend that doesn’t involve the Super Bowl? How about story time at the library, a Rubiks Cube lesson, or taking in a production of “Oliver!” They are just some the events happening throughout the county this weekend:

Friday, Feb. 3

8 p.m.: Canadian actor Charlie Ross plays 40 characters, compressing the original "Star Wars Trilogy" to 60 minutes. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office at Fairfield University. Call (203) 254-4010 , or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396 ). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com . Ross' performance will be followed by a high-definition screening of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the 2008 animated feature about the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.

Saturday, Feb. 4

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Take Your Child to the Library Day – Introduce your child to the Easton Public Library! Drop in Story Times will be held at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Drop in arts and crafts will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the Children’s Department will be given at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes too! Registration is not required.

1 p.m.: Puzzle aficionados can test their skill at the Westport Library's Crossword Puzzle Contest at 1 p.m. Will Shortz, The New York Times' crossword puzzle editor, is the host in this friendly contest. Tickets are $16. Register online at http://www.westportlibrary.org/ .

2 p.m.: The classic Broadway musical "Oliver!” takes over the Ridgefield Playhouse's stage Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. The shows are produced by Sabrina's Encore Productions, a theater studio located in Newtown that provides an outlet for students to grow as performers in high-caliber shows that feature singing, acting, dancing and set design. "Oliver!",  based on Charles Dickens's novel, was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1968. Tickets are $20 and $25. For more information, visit the Playhouse's event page .

Sunday, Feb. 5

Noon to 4 p.m.: FeralCare will host an event to draw attention to cats in need of a home at Fairfield's new Petco store on Grasmere Avenue. See the "Homeward Bound" group of cats and make a donation to local animal shelters. For a complete Wish List of needed items or for an Adoption Application prior to the event, email info@feralcare.com or visit www.feralcare.com for more information.

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Get a crash course on Rubiks Cubes with your kids at Fairfield’s Hobbytown USA on the Post Road. Scott Trueblood, a local Rubiks expert, will give a four-week course on the logic behind the puzzle. The class is free, but space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 203-256-0773.

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