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Get Out: Five Great Things To Do This Weekend

Because It's No Fun To Stay Home All Weekend

That's right--it's Thursday, again! Get out those calendars and make some plans for the weekend. Patch has some suggestions to get you started.

1. CONNECTICUT COLLEGE FACULTY RECITAL: CLARINET AND BASSOON

WHERE/WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cummings Art Center in Evans Hall.

WHY GO: It’s the faculty—so it must be good.

PRICING: Tickets are $10 for the public, $5 for students and seniors and free to Conn College students, staff and faculty.

2. BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

WHERE/WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m. at the New London Public Library.

WHY GO: Lonnie Braxton, a black film historian, will lead this event, which is offered as part of Black History Month.

PRICING: Free.

3. SPRING INTO GARDENING: 9 INNINGS TO A WINNING GARDENING SEASON

WHERE/WHEN: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in New London Hall, room 112 at Conn College.

WHY GO: UConn’s Master Gardener and Master Composter, Tracy Burrell, will give advice on having a great garden while using baseball as a guide.

PRICING: $14 for members, $16 general public. Registration required.

4. NEW LONDON WINTER FILM FESTIVAL

WHERE/WHEN: The Garde Arts Center in New London is showing 10 Oscar-nominated films over the next couple of weeks at 7:30 p.m. as part of their festival.

WHY GO: These films make for a great night out—especially if you take advantage of the film pass!

PRICING: Tickets are $8 general admission or a film pass can be purchased for $30 valid for all festival films.

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WHERE/WHEN: Sunday at Ocean Beach Park in New London from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHY GO: You’ll get to see super-brave souls plunge into the Sound. And you’ll support the Special Olympics.

PRICING: Each participant must raise at least $50, so do your part and help them out!

Still need more ideas? Check out our  for some kid-friendly activities. 

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