Archives for October 2011

Things to do in CT this weekend 10/28 and Beyond

Touch-a-Truck — Branford, CT
October 29, 2011
This hands-on event gets kids up close to their hometown heroes and lets them climb into their favorite big rigs, fire engines, police cars, construction trucks, and much more. Free food and beverage will be available. Location: Branford High School, 185 East Main Street. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: Free, but donation of disposable diapers is appreciated. Information:


Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night –Cromwell, CT
November 4, 2011
Three professional headliner comedians will perform live at this fun community event. The event will feature clean comedy acts. There will be a silent auction, balloon chance, and door prizes. For guests age 21 and older. Location: 100 Berlin Road. Time: 7-11 p.m. Cost: $40-$45. Information and tickets: 860-632-2814 or visit


Foster Family Farm Corn Mazes –South Windsor, CT
Now through October 31, 2011
Come check out the Revolutionary War themed mazes and celebrate our 10th annual corn maze season. Farm has two giant corn mazes, hay rides, farm animals, pedal carts, and many play areas. Open weekends starting September 17, and open every day starting October 1. Location: Foster Farm, 90 Foster Street. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and Monday through Thursday after October 1.; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting September 23. Cost: Age 13 and older, $10; children age 5-12, $7; seniors over age 60, $9. Information: or visit 860-648-9366.


Chefs With Heart Dinner Dance – Westport, CT
November 2, 2011
The New England Culinary Group is producing CHEFS with HEART, an evening of cuisine, music, and dancing. Along with recreating the old time supper club motif, NECG has brought together a diverse group of talented chefs to prepare the menu for the evening, which will be an eclectic mix of styles and flavors, pulling from their impressive backgrounds. Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Location: Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East. Time: Cocktail hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. Cost: $150 per person. Information and reservations:


Enchanted Birdhouses at the Florence Griswold Museum — Old Lyme, CT
Now through October 31, 2011
More than 40 artists transform Florence Griswold Museum’s eleven acres into a magical land featuring birdhouses based on classic fairy tales. Visitors to the month-long event find clever renderings of Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Pea, Snow White, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and others along the self-guided fairy tale trail. Open through October 31. Location: 96 Lyme Street. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Columbus Day and Halloween, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission: Adults, $14; seniors, $13; students, $12. Children age 12 and under admitted free. Information: 860-434-5542 or visit


East Shore Halloween Parade — New Haven, CT
October 29, 2011
The traditional East Shore Halloween Parade will gather at the Seawall Park at about 5:50 p.m. and march down Townsend Avenue at 6 p.m. Events includes judging of best costumes and free candy, cider and doughnuts. Location: Seawall Park on Townsend Avenue. Time: 6-7 p.m.


“Jersey Boys” — Hartford, CT
Now through November 6, 2011
This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became the Four Seasons, one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Location: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue. Time: Consult website. Cost: Tickets start at $25. Information: 860-987-5900 or visit


“The Woman in Black” – Ivoryton, CT
November 2, 2011 to November 20, 2011
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, “The Woman In Black” is a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity of live theatre to send shock waves through the audience with splendid thrills and chills. Location: Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street. Cost: Adults, $40 adults; seniors, $35; students, $20; children, $15. Time: Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Information and tickets: 860-767-7318 or visit





You’re Invited to a Twitter Party #HolidayGlam for Monroe and Main

Guest of Honor: Monroe and Main

Date: November 4, 2011

Theme: Holiday Glam Twitter Party 8PM-9PM EST

Follow Party using Hashtag #HolidayGlam on

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Twitter Event Official Rules

1. Eligibility: This Twitter Event promotion is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees (and their immediate families or those living in the same household) of Monroe and Main and The Fabulous Finds blog, their affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, parent and related companies, are not eligible to enter the promotion.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Chances of winning in this Twitter Event depend on the number of eligible participants entering and answering the style and shape questions.


2. To Enter the Twitter Event Promotion: The promotion begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), on November 4th, 2011 and will end at 9:00 p.m. (EST), on November 4, 2011.  To participate, follow @MonroeandMain and @thefabulousfind.  Participants will be asked to answer questions tweeted by @thefabulousfind.  One (1) participant per one (1) question will be eligible to win.  A total of (6) trivia questions will be tweeted by @thefabulousfind from 8:00 p.m. (EST) to 9:00 p.m. (EST) .  A total of (6) winners will be selected.  Participants may answer each question more than once but will only be entered one time.


Winners of each promotional question will be chosen randomly.  Winners will be notified via a tweet and direct message from @thefabulousfind. All answers to questions become the property of Monroe and Main, Inc.  Monroe and Main, Inc. reserves the right to use all entries in all print and electronic media, (except where prohibited by law) and to edit it for brevity and clarity.


3. Random Selection: Each giveaway tweet will be posted by @thefabulousfind.  Each participant tweeting will be entered to win the prizes stated for the accompanying trivia question.  Winners will be chosen at random  and will be announced by @thefabulousfind on  Each winner announced will then have 48 hours to direct message @thefabulousfind their physical address to receive prize. If prizes are not claimed within 48 hours, they are forfeited. Prizes will be mailed to the winners within 2-3 weeks depending on the signing of a prize acceptance form provided by Monroe and Main, Inc.  By entering this promotion you agree to the use of your name and likeness and entry for promotional purposes (except where prohibited by law).


4. Prize(s): A total of six (6) winners will be selected.  Each of six winners will

receive one (1) of the following prizes:

(5) various prizes: Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $50 each

(1) Monroe and Main Grand Prize of a $250 Gift Certificate


The total value of all 6 prizes to be awarded is ARV $500.  All federal, state and local tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of each winner.  No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion.


5. Conditions: Monroe and Main, Inc. is not responsible for lost, late, or unintelligible entries, lost connections, miscommunications, failed transmissions, other technical difficulties or failures.  Monroe and Main, Inc. reserves the right to terminate or modify this promotion or the Official Rules at any time in the event of any intervention with the promotion beyond the control of Monroe and Main, Inc..  In such a circumstance, winners will be selected based on entries received at the time of termination.  Monroe and Main, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify entries that in Monroe and Main, Inc.’s sole discretion include third party, inappropriate, obscene or offensive comments or material.  Entrants agree to indemnify Monroe and Main, Inc. and The Fabulous Finds and their affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, parent and related companies from and against any and all claims, damages and liabilities of any kind arising out of or in connection with this promotion, including, but not limited to participating in and/or accepting a prize.

7. Consumer Information: If you wish to receive a list of prize winners, or have any questions about the promotion, email  “” Sponsor is the Monroe and Main, Inc. 1112 7th Ave Monroe, WI 53566.

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CT Town Finds!

Hello to all of my Fabulous Readers. Tomorrow I am off to find some Fabulous hidden treasures to share. I haven’t decided what town to hit first but I will know more once I do a little research. I want to share with you some hidden treasures that you might not know about…Also with the Holiday’s approaching I am starting to put together my Fabulous Holiday Open House filled with some amazing finds from local businesses and artists. If you would like to showcase your wares please contact me. The Date TBD lots of fun things in the works…I am also chatting with a local spa to have a Fabulous spa day to ease the holiday tension…Please email me if this is of interest so I can get you on my invite list…



Popeye Chicken and Beer…

Too funny! Today I walk into the gym ready to work out and the first question out of Kevin’s mouth was “How could you eat Popeye chicken and drink beer?” Just to fill you all in on what he talking about. Over the weekend I went to a Halloween party at Scot Haney’s house a ton of fun by the  way and amazing costumes. Anyway, I went as  Lackey from the Red Sox Dressed in full uniform the kicker was  around my neck I had a (Empty) box of Popeye Chicken and Beer Cans. I am a die hard Red Sox Fan and all over the news lately they have showcased the controversy of Beckett and Lackey caught drinking beer and eating Popeye’s chicken in the dugout during the games…So to go back to Kevin, I posted what my costume was he read about it and took it like I was sitting around drinking beer and eating fried chicken…He laid into me with NO weight loss last week and having done this over the weekend” how could I ?”…I clearly settled his frustration by addressing what my costume was all about and he eased up (Thank goodness). First of all, I don’t eat fried chicken and if I did it would be homemade and not from a fast food chain. Secondly, not a big beer drinker unless I am at Eli’s in Middletown sipping on a micro brew. So, NO worries Kevin this week we will see a loss  I promise. [Read more…]