August is rolling along and the nights are growing a tad cooler, hinting that summer is soon coming to a close. Though it’s an inevitable truth, let’s enjoy the last weeks of summer listening to live music, partaking in festivals and most importantly spending time outdoors! Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around Branford this week!
Daily, Aug. 15-19
; Daily, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $100 for week
Have a young little slugger looking for some practice? Now’s the chance to send her off to softball camp every day this week at . For more information call 203-535-4491.
; 6 p.m.; Free
Have a restful weekend? Well it’s time to get back to work and back to exercise. Grab your bike and join this weekly ride.
Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville; 7:30 p.m.; $19
The Connecticut Sun takes on UCONN great Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx. This is a benefit for New Haven Home Recovery, a non profit which provides emergency shelter and housing to women and children who are homeless. To purchase tickets contact Branford’s own Mary Grande at email@example.com or order online and use special promotional code: NHHR.
; 7:30 p.m.
The Branford Board of Education is gearing up for the 2011-12 school year (Already!). Don’t miss this meeting if you want to prepare for the big back to school kick-off!
; 6 p.m.; Free
Have a legal question and no where to turn? The offers the chance to seek advice for free.
; 6:30 p.m.; Free
The Branford on the Green is coming to an end. Don’t miss Four80East, the second to last show of the 2011 series.
300 York St., New Haven; 8:30 p.m.; $5; $8 (under 21); Purchase tickets at here in Branford.
; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Free
The in Stony Creek caps off summer with their annual peach festival and silent auction. Enjoy food, music and fun, and bid on some items such as a one week Caribbean getaway, dinner for six at a private residence on Governor's Island in the Thimbles, an evening charter for up to 35 people on , and more.
Thimble Island and Wallace Roads; 9 a.m.; Free
Help the Branford Land Trust clear and care for a field on the Stony Creek Limited Partnership property next to the recently acquired Weil parcel. For more information, call Amos Barnes, 203-481-1882.
; 3 p.m.; $25, $12.50 kids (under 8 free), purchase tickets at JBML or online at www.whereselwood.com
Don't miss this summertime blues party on the grounds of the Library! Live music with the Travis Moody Band, all-you-can-eat barbeque, silent auction, children's activities, men's "beauty contest" and more. This event benefits the James Blackstone Memorial Library.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
; 9 a.m.; $45; Deadline to register is Aug. 17 (at 203-314-7128)
The Branford Land Trust is still accepting registrations for its 16th Annual Hands-on Environmental Day Camp at Killam’s Point Conference Center. Children ages 5-9 will enjoy hands-on activities, including tide pools, woodland exploration, nature crafts, a presentation by the Pequotsepos Nature Center on reptiles and amphibians, and a puppet show with Michael Wolski (entire show is done with recycled materials), and much more. Click here to download a registration form or contact Martha Rice at 203-314-7128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.