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No One's A Loser At CT's New Naskart Racing And Trampoline Park

Ride with us as we test out the new Naskart Indoor Kart Racing & Trampoline Park in Montville, the largest go-kart track of its kind in the world -- an 110,000 square-foot family-funderland that opened Jan. 1 and is only 14 miles from Mohegan Sun.

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  • Hartford Wolf Pack To Give Away Mark Twain Bobble-Head Dolls

    Hartford Wolf Pack To Give Away Mark Twain Bobble-Head Dolls

    The Hartford Wolf Pack minor-league hockey team will give away Mark Twain bobblehead dolls on March 4 at its home game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to the Mark Twain House & Museum. The dolls will be given to the first 3,000 fans through the turnstiles, Kim Beal of the Twain House...

  • 'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

    'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

    Don't worry, you're not late to the ball. The national tour of "Cinderella" has already parked its pumpkin coach in Connecticut twice — just over a year ago at The Bushnell in Hartford and (after scaling down to a non-Equity production) in April at New Haven's Shubert. But those glass slippers...

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  • A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

    A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

    NORWICH, VT — I hate winter. Thank you, but I'll pass on the slopes, rinks and trails. The lure of cocoa at a lodge can't compare to a pina colada on a Caribbean beach in February. So the thought of spending some time recently in central Vermont filled me with the dread of winter. I like Vermont,...

  • New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

    New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

    Don't give in to cabin fever. Cold weather doesn't have to mean staying indoors — especially in New England, where chilly temps and snow just add to the fun at February winter festivals. When you go, bring plenty of warm clothes — and, if you're brave enough, your bathing suit, since some of the...

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  • Authors Turn Unfinished Twain Manuscript Into Children's Picture Book

    Authors Turn Unfinished Twain Manuscript Into Children's Picture Book

    The upcoming publication of "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine," the first children's book ever published by Mark Twain, will be "a huge springboard into Twain's novels" for youths, says a prominent local children's book author. Pegi Deitz Shea, who wrote the Connecticut Book Award-winning...

      • New T-Rex, Whale Will Welcome Visitors To CT Science Center

        New T-Rex, Whale Will Welcome Visitors To CT Science Center

        When the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford re-opens on Monday after a two-week renovation, visitors won't recognize the cavernous atrium lobby. A 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex will leap out of the ticket booth. A sperm whale will breach by the stairwell. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter will...

      • Magic, Music And Mad Science At KidsPlay Fun Fair

        Magic, Music And Mad Science At KidsPlay Fun Fair

        Three live stage shows with magic, music and mad science make up the KidsPlay Family Fun Fair in Torrington Sunday, Feb. 19 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair takes place at both the Warner Theater and the KidsPlay Museum. The stage shows, in the Warner's Carole and Ray Neag Studio, start at noon with...

          • Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

            Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

            Calling all stage moms and dads: Sea Tea's Comedy Theater's touring company presents an all-ages, interactive, improv show on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-schoolers through tweens, (and adults), are encouraged to call out suggestions and participate in improv games with performers. Kids...

              • Yard Goats Holding National Anthem Auditions This Month

                Yard Goats Holding National Anthem Auditions This Month

                Always dreamed of performing the national anthem in front of a cheering crowd? You can make your pitch at the Hartford Yard Goats National Anthem Auditions on Saturday, Feb. 25, starting at 9 a.m. at the Spotlight Theatres in Hartford. "We have 70 home games scheduled for this season, and we're...

              • 2017 Kids Fair

                Pics: 2017 Kids Fair At Convention Center

                Jenks Productions held its annual Kids Fair on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Connecticut Convention Center. The event included a petting zoo, toy shops, rides, games and live performances from Connecticut Dance Academy and Villari's Martial Arts.

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