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What's Happening in Weston This Weekend

WESTON, Conn. – Weston High School students will be taking to the stage to perform "Guys and Dolls" beginning at 3 p.m. In addition, Liza Minnelli will be performing Friday at the Palace Theatre to benefit the Stamford Center for the Arts, while Gary Puckett and the Union Gap will be rockin’ out the oldies in Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre on Saturday. There are also Easter events, as well a road race in Easton. Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

Friday, March 30

• Pesticide forum: 1 to 4 p.m., Organic Gardens/Landscapes Tour; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pesticides 101; 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. reception, welcome and keynote speaker.

The 30th National Pesticide Forum will take place at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Kroon Hall. The conference is open to the public. For more information, registration and the roster of experts involved, visit .

• “Roadmap to the Stars” astronomy program, 7 p.m.

Dr. Kevin Manning will guide participants in identifying objects in the night sky using telescopes. Program is held outside, weather permitting. The free program, sponsored by the Weston Public Library, is appropriate for all ages. Weston Middle School Library, 135 School Road.

• Liza Minnelli, gala event to benefit Stamford Center for the Arts, 8 p.m.

Tickets are $350 and include the concert, a cocktail party and parking. Tickets for just the concert range from $95 to $185. For more information and tickets, call 203-325-4466 or visit SCA's website . Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St.

Saturday, March 31

• 5K Race, 9:30 a.m.

The April Fools 5K Race for DARE steps off from Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register online at .

• Food for Thought Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free

The third annual expo will feature cooking demos, food workshops and many vendors of local produce, meats, groceries and ready-made foods. For more information call 203-362-7169. Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Ave., Fairfield.

• Train rides with the Easter Bunny, every 30 minutes from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Danbury Railway Museum  will be offering vintage train rides to the Easter Bunny's special railroad coach car. Admission also includes a small gift for children from the Easter Bunny and temporary tattoos as well as activities at a coloring station, a Thomas play table, operating layouts and museum exhibits. Admission is $9. For reservations and other information, visit the Danbury Railway Museum's website . 120 White St., Danbury.

• "Guys and Dolls," 3 p.m.

Weston students will present "Guys and Dolls." Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Weston High School Auditorium, 115 School Road.

• Oldies concert, 5 and 8 p.m.

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap will be performing in two shows at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. The band reached superstardom in the 1960s with chart topping songs such as "Young Girl," "Woman Woman” and “Over You,” among many others. Tickets are $39 to $69. For more information and tickets, visit . 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport.

Sunday, April 1

• Lyme Disease Walk and Run; registration and check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

The fourth annual walk/run to Turn the Corner on Lyme will be held at Sherwood Island State Park. Proceeds help fight Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases on behalf of the Turn the Corner Foundation. The event will include a 5K and 10K run, and a 1.5-mile and 3-mile walk within the park, with information stations, music, food and more. Early registration fees are $25 per person, $70 per family, and children under 10 are free. Onsite registration fees are $35 per person, $80 per family, and children under 10 are free. Contact Orna Grand at 203-454-4024 or . For more details, to volunteer or to register, visit . Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector, Westport.

• Ukrainian Egg Decorating, 2 p.m.

The process of decorating a Ukrainian egg is taught by Susan Clark, using a wax batik method and incorporating symbols, colors and shapes. Participants can decorate eggs with traditional designs or designs of their own creation. The event is open to children and adults ages 9 and up. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, visit . Ambler Farm, 257 Hurlbutt St. , Wilton.

• Indian Foot Path Discussions, 4 p.m.

Brent Colley, town historian in Ridgefield, will present a talk about Indian footpaths, telling how they became the foundation of Connecticut's modern day road and rail lines. Tickets are $5 to $15. For more information, visit . Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main St., Ridgefield.

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