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Oyster Festival, Opera Gala, Car Show & More Weekend Activities

From our neighborhood to the towns around us, if you're looking for something to do this weekend we've got you covered.

Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.

The Norwalk Seaport Association's Oyster Festival runs through Sunday. New this year is the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show and Fast Action Motorsports Entertainment. Visitors can also rock to the sounds of Village People on Saturday, and Lou Gramm, formerly of Foreigner, on Sunday. The festival also includes rides, and arts & crafts.

Monroe offers something for everyone this weekend with a host of events on Saturday and Sunday.

This Saturday evening The Country Loft in Woodbury will play host to a fundraiser featuring three of Connecticut's acclaimed celebrity chefs, farm-to-table dining with paired wines and, after dinner, a program of operatic highlights performed by four rising New York City opera stars.

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Christian Heritage School will host its 9th annual giant tag sale from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will be held rain or shine in the school's gym and will feature a huge selection of items. The book sale will feature more than 1,500 new and gently used books, sorted with great selections.

Stop by Trinity Episcopal Church of Nichols' annual Fall Craft Fair and bake sale in Trumbull. It will feature many vendors and lots of tasty treats.

Trumbull's Grace Church Hosts Service of Thanksgiving/Food Drive

If your garden has been doing as well as many have this year, you’re invited to share some of your bounty with people who’d really appreciate some home grown tomatoes, squash or other produce.  The Episcopal Churches of Trumbull are hosting a Harvest Celebration and service of Thanksgiving at the Trumbull Bandstand (next to the town hall) on Sunday, Sept. 9th at 2PM.  Residents of the wider Trumbull area are invited to bring produce from their gardens (or produce or canned goods from the store) to dedicate, bless and donate to the CT Food Bank.  If your garden is bursting with enough cucumbers or collards or any other good thing to share, or if you would like to bring some purchased food to add to the cornucopia, please contribute to making a significant gift to people who are hungry in CT.  For more information you can contact Christ Church in Tashua, Grace Church in Trumbull or Trinity Church in Nichols or visit www.gracetrumbull.org

What better way to say goodbye to the summer time and enjoy the beauty of the beach while shedding calories and enjoying the Latin beats of Zumba! Come to Stratford's Short Beach Saturday morning; tickets are $15.

Head down to the Whole Foods Market parking lot (350 Grasmere Avenue) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday to visit with representatives from gyms and health clubs, doctors, and other health practitioners, who will be on hand to provide free screenings, coupons for services, fitness demonstrations, and samples.

Food, games, prizes and a bounce house are all part of the "Back to School" party at in the Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Hwy. N. from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

's production of the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Snow Queen." 298 Soundview Avenue. ACTORS are auditioning from 10 - 11 a.m., DANCERS from 2 - 3 p.m. Open to ballet for ages 2 and older.

Assorted freshly made baked goods, dog & cat items, toys, dolls, pocketbooks, magazines, household items, stationary, books and much more. Information on many rescued animals that need foster & permanent homes. 11 a.m. at Shelton .

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