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Ninety Nine Restaurant 5 Salem Tpke, Norwich (860) 892-1299 117 Long Hill Rd, Groton (860) 449-9900 1068 Killingly Commons Dr, Dayville (860) 774-3399 7 Airport Rd, Westerly, RI (401) 348-8299 www.99restaurants.com Kids 11 and under eat free when the Red Sox win! Come in the following day. 1 kids menu item free per adult entrée. W.B. Cody’s Restaurant 265 Post Road, Westerly, RI (401) 322-4070 www.wbcodys.com Two kids 12 and under eat FREE on Sunday with adult entree purchase (pizza & ribs not included) Fusion Grill 117 Boston Post Road, Waterford (860) 437-8888 www.fusiongrillct.com Every Tuesday Kids 9 and under eat for free with a paying adult. One child per adult. Olde Tymes Restaurant 360 W Main St, Norwich (860) 887-6865 www.oldetymes.com Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to close. 1 free kid’s meal per adult meal purchased. Denny’s Restaurants 655 S. Main Street, Rt. 17 S, Middletown (860) 346-2763 28 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook (860) 399-6004 785 Centre of New England Blvd, Coventry, RI (401) 827-0321 • www.dennys.com

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Kids Eat Free Tuesday Nights from 4-10pm and other nights too in some locations. Kids 10 and under. Up to 2 free Kids’ Entrees from Kids” Menu per one regularly priced adult entrée purchase of $2.50 or more. Selection and prices may vary. Friendly’s Ice Cream Shop 105 W Town St, Norwich (860) 886-1083 608 W Main St, Norwich (860) 889-9787 www.friendlys.com Kids 12 and under eat for $1.99 from select menu on Wednesdays with adult meal purchase. 3 children per adult meal purchased. Agaves Mexican Grill 444 Quaker Lane Warwick, RI (401) 615-7111 www.agavesmexicangrill.com Kids 12 and under eat FREE on Wednesdays with an adult entrée purchase of $8.99 or more. One child’s meal per adult entrée. Applebees 224 Post Rd. Westerly, RI (401)322-2045 www.applebees.com All Kids Meals 99 Cents Wednesday Nights from 4-8pm for kids 12 and under with purchase of an adult meal. Texas Road House 122 Quaker Ln, Bldg 1, Warwick RI (401) 884-4185 www.texasroadhouse.com Kids 12 and under eat from the kids meal menu for 99 cents on Monday nights with the purchase of adult menu item. Kids activities every week from 3:30-7:00pm

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First Thurs of Every Month - Waterford - Adoption: How to get Started!, Borders Books & Music, Rte 85. Free info session. Pre-registration required! 7-8pm 860-444-0553 Saturdays & Sundays – Mystic – 11am, 1pm or 3pm - Cider Making Demonstrations - Looking for something warm and delicious? How about a nice hot cup of apple cider? Family-run since 1881, B.F. Clydes Cider Mill is the last steam-powered cider mill in New England. Come in to view the steam-powered mill in action and hear how the delectable beverage is created. B.F. Clydes Cider Mill, 129 North Stonington Rd 860-536-3354 10/4 – 10am – Niantic - Who’s Nest is Best? - Learn about different sorts of nests and who makes and lives in them. We end our class by making a nest for ourselves. 3-5 yr olds. $15 includes admission. Children's Museum of Southeastern CT, 409 Main St (860) 691-1111 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 - Jewett City - Friday Night Fun Shops, Mad Science, 39 Wedgewood Dr. One hour hands-on fun science exploration for kids ages 4-12. 10/7 Light & Sound, 10/14 Dinosaurs, 10/21 Mineral Mania, 10/28 Halloween Spooktacular. $8 per child. 5:30pm or 6:30pm Pre-registration preferred, walkins welcome. 860-376-9451 10/7 – 10:30am – Niantic - To Market, To Market - Who doesn’t like running to the market when you get to pick some healthy snacks for yourself? We make our own market, shop and even prepare a snack to share.For 3-5 yr olds. $9 member, $15 nonmember includes admission. Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut 409 Main St (860) 691-1111 10/7 – 5-8pm – Niantic - First-Friday-Free Family Night - Join us the first Friday night of each month for free, sponsored by Electric Boat Employees Community Services Association. Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut 409 Main St (860) 691-1111 10/8 – 10am-4pm – Groton - Groton Fall Festival - This day long event will feature a variety of activities to attract all members of the community, including families, seniors and children. Activities will include: arts & crafts show, business displays, farmers market, car show, fire/EMS safety demos and trucks, live music and food. Free parking and shuttle from Grasso Tech. 10/8 - 3-4:30 – Niantic - Bike Decorating Workshop - Bring your bike for a decoration session. Make it cool, make it pretty, make it super revved up – all in preparation for Trikes To Bikes on 10/9. Store your bike overnight for Sunday’s parade. $5 per person, Family maximum fee of $15. Register at (860) 691-1111. Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut 409 Main St. 10/8 & 10/11 - 10am-4pm – Eastford - Annual Harvest Festival Fun-filled & featuring live music, chicken bbq, hayrides & more. Spend the day picking apples and pumpkins, sampling cider and enjoying the beauty of the orchard! Buell's Orchard, 108 Crystal Pond Rd. 860-974-1150 10/9 - 9am–noon, check-in at 8 am – Niantic - 5th Annual Trikes To Bikes ’11 - Family bike ride and fundraiser. Decorated trikes and bikes parade down Main Street at 9 to kick off the 7.5-mile and 33-mile rides. All rides end at the Museum where riders can join in active family fun, healthy activities, demonstrations, and refreshments. All prices include admission to the Museum. Bike parade, $10 pre-registration or $15 on the day of the event; Rain or shine. Museum admission of $5 per person, $25 family

maximum, applies to all who arrive for the morning’s activities (members and nonmembers). Niantic Bay Bicycles, 8 Methodist St. (860) 691-1111 10/9 – 1pm & 3pm – Storrs - Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – See page 13 for more info. Adults - $13, Children - $11, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Rd 860-486-4226 10/10 - 2:30-3:30pm – Niantic – 2nd Annual Columbus Day Boat Races - We supply the materials and you provide the adventurous spirit! This free-with-admission event will be held in our outdoor area, weather permitting. Children's Museum of Southeastern CT. 409 Main St. (860) 691-1111 10/11 - 2:30-3:30pm – Niantic - What, No School Today? Another day off from classes? Visit our Science and Discovery Room for some hands-on science fun with our Museum educators. Free with admission. Children's Museum of Southeastern CT, 409 Main St. (860) 691-1111 10/14 - 5:30-7pm – Niantic - Sensory-Friendly Event: Haunted Garden - Less-hectic, first-hour of opening night for this year’s version of our funny and frightful (but not too scary) Halloween celebration. Games, Jokes and Costumes! Outdoors, weatherpermitting. Come in costume! Quiet hour is intended for families with autism spectrum members or those requiring a sensoryfriendly environment. Free. Register 860-691-1111. Children's Museum of SECT, 409 Main St. 10/14-10/15 - 7-9pm – Niantic - Haunted Garden and Monster Shindig - Funny and frightful (but not too scary) Halloween celebration. Games, jokes, costumes, and refreshments make this a night not to be missed. The festivities are held indoors and outdoors, weather-permitting. Come in costume, if you like! Fee: $7 per person. Family maximum fee of $30. Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut 409 Main St. (860) 691-1111 10/16 - 6-7:30pm – Niantic - Haunted Garden - Funny and frightful (but not too scary) Halloween Haunted Garden. Games, jokes, and costumes make this a night not to be missed. The festivities are held only outdoors on this night – and inclement weather will result in cancellation. Come in costume, if you like! Fee: $7 per person. Family maximum fee of $30. Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut 409 Main St. (860) 691-1111 10/18 - 10am – Niantic - Yes, Officer - There’s safety in numbers and a whole mess of other things! This class teaches all sorts of tips you may not have thought of as safe and sound. Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut 409 Main St. (860) 691-1111 10/22 - 2pm – Mystic - Fall Family Stroll at the Nature Center, Enjoy an easy walk through the trails of the Nature Center. Admire the beautiful fall foliage and learn more about our local tree, including why they change color and lose their leaves each year. $10/person (Family Max. $15). Call (860) 536-1216 to register. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Rd. 10/25 - 4–5:30pm – Mystic - Nature Crafts - Experience nature’s beauty in a variety of ways. In each class we will create beautiful seasonal crafts including autumn leaf crowns, wind chimes, pressed flower sun catchers and much more. $15 per person. Please call (860) 536-1216 to register. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Rd. (860) 536-1216

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