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What To Do In New Canaan This Weekend

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – High school football, a celebration of reading with Star Wars and the final day of a library art exhibit are some of the events planned for this weekend in around New Canaan. 

Friday

New Canaan High School Football: 7 p.m. The New Canaan High School Rams will host the Brien McMahon High School Senators at Dunning Stadium. New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Road.

Saturday

First Saturdays at New Canaan Nature Center:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held the first Saturday of each month. Naturalists will lead guided activities for visitors. There will be activities in the children's play garden and the rock house will be open for exploration and discovery. There also will be guided seasonal activity for families with children 5 and younger from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First Saturdays are free and open to the public. New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge.  

New Canaan Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with vendors selling farm fresh foods, soaps, crafts and other treats at the Center School Parking Lot on the corner of Maple and Main streets. The farmers’ market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, through Nov. 17. Center School Parking Lot.

Star Wars Reads Day at New Canaan Library: 10 a.m. Wear your favorite costume and join us for National Star Wars Reads Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Canaan Library. From 10 a.m. to noon, build a Star Wars vehicle with Legos and make a lightsaber in the children's program room. Have Star Wars snacks and photos with Princess Leia at noon. From noon to 2 p.m., make Star Wars crafts in the children's room. New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.

Sunday

Artist Renelio Marin’s “Street Dialogue: New York/Havana” Exhibit at New Canaan Library: Noon to 5 p.m. This is the final day of the exhibition of Cuban-American artist Renelio Marin. The show, entitled "Street Dialogue: New York/Havana)." It features drawings and paintings in gouache and pencil on paper, alive with the culture and street life of these two vibrant and very different, cities. Marin’s art education was traditional, with an emphasis on painting and drawing on canvas and paper. His drawings and paintings evoke the many moods of New York and Havana’s streets – from quiet and sultry to pulsating with action. In his work, Marin often uses photography as a point of departure, working from an image projected on paper or canvas; other times he draws directly from an image or a live model. All of the pieces included in the exhibit were created from photographs taken by Martin on the streets of New York and Havana. New Canaan Library, 151 Main St.

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