Your Calendar in Connecticut

May is full of events across the nation. From Memorial Day to celebrating graduations, there is a lot to do and enjoy. Whichever you are doing, here are some events to enjoy and tips on how to handle attending a graduation.

Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day in Connecticut is dedicated to honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country. If you want to commemorate the weekend and enjoy your time with your family, here are a few events to consider.

Memorial Day Weekend | Hartford, Connecticut Science Center

Treat your favorite service member to free general admission to the Connecticut Science Center. This offer applies to all active, reserve, and retired military, fire, police, state troopers, and EMS personnel.

Memorial Day Cornhole Zips | EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center

Nothing like being outside celebrating holidays with family and friends. EMPOWER’s Cornhole Zip Trips combines the thrill of zip lining, with challenging adventure obstacles, and three different zip line bean-bag drops. Fun for the whole family!

Revolutionary War Encampment | Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Revolutionary War Encampment following the Wethersfield Memorial Day parade.

Memorial Day | Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Celebrate Memorial Day at Sunset Meadow Vineyards with wine tastings and more. Remember all of those lost in service of this country and thank them in a toast with a glass of Sunset Meadow wine. 

Perhaps you’re going to be attending a graduation soon, too. As a parent, uncle, aunt, grandmother, grandfather, family friend, or loved one, a graduation can be an exciting experience. Be sure to consider these points before you attend, so that you are adequately prepared.

Book accommodation in advance. 

Hotels near the graduation ceremony or university campus tend to sell out of available rooms early on graduation weekend. Avoid disappointment by securing your accommodation early.

Set off early. Many graduates and friends and family will be attending the graduation. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the location on time, find parking, and make it to your seat.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. During the day, you may be walking from place to place and sitting down for long periods of time. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen and water, and stay energized throughout the day with snack bars.

Take your camera. You don’t want to miss this moment that the graduate has worked so hard to achieve. Be sure to get your camera ready to take candid shots and plenty of the graduate – he or she will want to revel in this glorious moment!

Be prepared. Remember to take your ticket (if necessary), and a card (or flowers, a balloon, or both!) to celebrate your graduate!

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