The Weekend According to Mike March 24-26

Golf, Fishing, Hockey, Princesses. This weekend has it all!
Fly Fishing
Photo credit Getty Images

Brought to you by The Ivy Assisted Living Residential Communities


John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band play a free show in the Wolf Den Saturday 8pm at Mohegan Sun.

Enjoy famous PEI/Canadian Fiddler Richard Wood and his Fiery Brand of Celtic Music Saturday at 7:30pm at Granby Congregational Church/South Campus 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby CT. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at door. Contact Salmon Brook Music Series at 860.999.3743 for Reservations. Proceeds help fund Granby Congregational Church Youth Programs and Outreach. More Info and future concerts at


You loved him in We Are the Millers and NBC’s Parks and Recreation, now see Nick Offerman LIVE at Foxwoods Premier Theater Saturday 8pm.  Tickets $32-$55.

The 10th Annual CT Golf Show returns to the Connecticut Convention Center Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm The three-day event is a celebration of Hartford’s vibrant golf community and allows the golfer to connect with manufacturers and golf professionals in their community. Admission: Adults: $16, Seniors/First Responders/Active Duty Military: $15 and Kids (12 & Under): Free.

Calling All Princesses!  You’re invited to a Sweet Sixteen!  It is Princess Fiona's birthday Saturday, rain date Sunday March 26th.   Fiona is the great grand-daughter of Triple Crown Winner Secretariat.  She is celebrating her 16th birthday and 10th year at the rescue.   The party begins at 10 am at H.O.R.S.E. of CT at 43 Wilbur Road in Washington.   We will have farm tours, meet and greet the herd, we host a bake sale and tack sale, sell HOC merchandise  and have raffles to benefit the rescue. We will be serving birthday cake at noon, it's a Sweet Sixteen Cake decorated with purple roses in honor of our Princess Horse! A local chocolate shop custom made a 10 lb solid horse for raffle!  It was made by Thorncrest Chocolates in Goshen. He has a white chocolate mane and tail and a dark chocolate saddle.

The “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” is this weekend at Mohegan Sun, Friday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Parking. Larger than last year, the three-day event showcases a wide variety of outdoor activities including freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting, kayaking, paddle boards, safaris, hunting dog training. or longtime fishing, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to learn more. Great for families! Over 200 booths/125 Exhibitors selling newest fishing, hunting & outdoor equipment, fishing boats. Meet & Schedule Tours with Charter Boat Fishing Captains, Hunting Outfitters and Outdoor Adventure Promoters. Expert-led Seminars/Programs (free with admission). Fly Casting demos by experts in 2 locations: on a 5,000-gallon Hawg Trough Live Fish Tank. and on the show’s fly cast pond. Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center bringing alligator, porcupine, Burmese python snake, skunk, owl, bunny, turtles and tortoise. BUY DISCOUNTED ONLINE Tickets NOW: $12 Adults; Free for Kids under Age 12 at www.CTFishingOutdoorShow – can be purchased online any time under the show ends. General admission at the door: $15 for Adults; Free for Children Under Age 12.  or 860-844-8461.

Ivy logo
Photo credit Ivy

Hartford Athletic Kickoff is at 2:00PM this Saturday! The first 1500 fans in attendance receive a free 2023 season t-shirt. Ticket prices increase on game day, so don't wait - get your tickets today! You can also make Saturday a Hartford sports double header! We have partnered with the Hartford Wolf Pack so you can spend your afternoon on the pitch and your evening on the ice. Hit the link below to use the Hartford Sports Pack access code, which gets you tickets to our home opener at 2:00 PM and the Wolf Pack game at 6:00 PM for just $39, AND you get a 10% off coupon to your dinner at Wood-n-Tap.

It is a Paws and Pucks Night with the Wolfpack vs the Springfield Thunderbirds tonight a 7pm at XL Center in Hartford.  Your doggie ticket allows your furry friend and in they receive a leash courtesy of Carvel!  Plus enjoy $2 beers and $1 hot dogs!

There is a meeting at the Avon library on Saturday morning, for people interested in creating a new community theater in town. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. in the library's community room, and will share concepts, solicit ideas and suggestions, and seek volunteers skilled in everything from nonprofits to theater production. All are welcome--even if you're just interested in seeing what this community-based nonprofit effort is all about.
The library is on Country Club Road in Avon. Feel free to contact for more information.

With spring just around the corner, Westfarms is the place to see the Easter Bunny… He will greet visitors in Bunnyville – a three-dimensional town for kids to explore. Located on the shopping center’s lower level in the Center Court, Bunnyville features the Hoppin’ Fresh Bakery, Hare Salon and 24 Carrot Bank. The last stop along the adventure is an opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny and have photos taken. New to Bunnyville this year are two special events including pet photos, Bunny Paws, and a sensory-free experience, Bunny Cares. Photo packages may be purchased in advance, online or onsite. Reservations are limited and walkup visits are welcome. For more information and to make a reservation visit

Now playing at Hartford Stage “THE ART OF BURNING” by Kate Snodgrass.  An inspired new comedy exploring the love, rage, and responsibility that goes with marriage and parenting in America. Tickets $20-$100 at 860-527-5151 or

Local Lenten Fish Dinners (Courtesy of WFSB)


J Restaurant Bar, 297 Washington St offers a weekly Friday Fresh Fish special...


Chesterfield Fire Co. - Every Friday till March 31 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - $16


Enders Island - Every Friday during Lent - 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seating - $20


St. Francis Church Hall - Every Friday till March 31 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- $15 for adults

Featured Image Photo Credit: Getty Images