EASTON, Conn. Hang out with former UConn basketball player Craig Austrie at the Easton Community Center on Friday. Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney is coming to Fairfield, and die-hard or novice Scrabble players are invited to a Scrabble Club meeting in Easton. Heres what else is happening this weekend.
Friday, March 23
March Madness party Former University of Connecticut basketball player Craig Austrie will host a March Madness party at 6 p.m. at the Easton Community Center open to all area middle school students. The party will begin with a basketball skills challenge in which players can enter a three-point shootout, free-throw and layup competitions, and a two-ball relay race. Then from 7 to 9 p.m., middle schoolers will watch the Sweet 16 round in the NCAA tournament with Austrie. To sign up, call the Easton Community Center at (203) 459-9700 or register in person at 364 Sport Hill Road. The first 30 students to sign up will each receive an autographed poster and photo of Austrie.
Meet The Cat Children will be able to get up close and personal with The Cat from Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk. There will be storytelling, crafts and a musical parade for children to enjoy. Tickets are $12 per person or $10 for those who are members of the museum, 303 West Ave. in Norwalk. For more information call (203) 899-0606, Ext. 264.
Saturday, March 24
Mickey Rooney speaks Legendary Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney will speak at 7 p.m. at Fairfields Sacred Heart University as a part of the colleges American Legend series. Tickets are from $10 to $25. The event will be at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts , 5151 Park Ave.
Sunday, March 25
The bunny train Children can ride in a vintage train car from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. to meet the Easter Bunny at the Danbury Railway Museum .
Scrabble challenge See how many triple word scores you can get during the Easton Public Library s monthly Scrabble Club meeting from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Novices, enthusiasts and experts are all welcome to play but should bring their own game boards. The club meets at the library, 361 Morehouse Road.
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