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What's Happening in Easton This Weekend

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.  Here’s 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 Fairfield’s Sacred Heart University as a part of the college’s “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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