Sundaes (MaryEllen Fillo, / July 28, 2011)

Shades of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher: The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., invites the neighbors in for a free, old-fashioned ice cream social on the patio on Thursday, July 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. for complimentary ice cream sundaes, performances by musical groups, a scavenger hunt, lawn games and discounted tours of the house. Information: 860-280-3136 or Find more deals at