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Dino Jam: Aug. 16

Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill celebrates the anniversary of the discovery of its legendary Jurassic tracks with a day of music, games, films, crafts and live animal presentations on Saturday, Aug. 16. Outdoor activities are free and there's no charge for admission to the exhibit center during the celebration. (If you want to make your own casts, you'll need to bring 10 pounds of plaster of Paris and 1/4 cup of cooking oil.) Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: Find more deals at