It’s the first weekend of April – are you looking for something to do? We’ve got 8 ideas

(WTNH) — It’s the first weekend of April – are you still looking for something to do? We’ve got 8 ideas for you, and some of them are free!

Want to reach for the stars on Saturday? Have a blast at Space Day at Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport. Check out the rocket launches, new planetarium show, even a rock from the moon. And what’s really out of this world? It’s free. It starts at 10 a.m.

Spring is here, and so is the Spring Fling Gift Show at the JCC of Greater New Haven. Browse clothing, accessories and jewelry. Fifty vendors will be there on Sunday. Maybe you’ll find a gift for an upcoming birthday or graduation. That’s at 10 a.m. in Woodbridge.

If you’re into model trains, you won’t want to miss the model train show in Wallingford. You’ll be able to shop for all things train-related, and there will be more than 50 vendors. That’s this Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at Mark T. Sheehan High School.

Not in the mood to cook this weekend? If you’ve been thinking about trying a new restaurant in New Haven, now is a great time. Nearly 30 restaurants downtown serving up deals for Restaurant week.
It starts this Sunday.

Your recipe for a fun Saturday afternoon may include a trip to Branford. Chili Challenge for a Cause is happening on Main Street. Sample chili from local restaurants and vote for your favorite. A donation will be made to a charity of the winning chef’s choice. It starts at noon.

Are you into antiques? Head to Danielson for Country Antiques in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner. At this antiques show you’ll find things that were made in America. It’s this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ellis Technical High School.

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven is celebrating a big milestone. You can be a part of it this weekend. Its 150th exhibition will be on display starting on Saturday, and there will be an opening celebration with games, crafts and tours. It starts at 10 a.m.

Spring is a great time to see returning ospreys and bald eagles. They’re nesting along the Connecticut River, and you can take a cruise to see them. Head to Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam on Saturday or Sunday at 1:30 p.m. to get on board.

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