There are many events held throughout the year in support of Connecticut Children’s. Whether you are looking for a family friendly event or an adult’s night out, it’s a great way to show your support to local businesses & organizations that support the programs and services we provide. Find an event and mark your calendar!
Dance, Dance, Dance
Join the Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Westfarms and Bloomfield for a dance-a-thon Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12. This event will be filled with nonstop dancing, group classes and a crazy fun atmosphere where you can let loose and dance the day and night away! All are welcome to participate, so grab your spouse or a friend or two and reserve your spot today. Hours vary by location, please see below for details and contact information.
Dance lessons are $85, and $30 from each paid registration will benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Arthur Murray Dance Center is dedicated to teaching a healthy, active lifestyle to young people.
WestFarms (New Britain):
Panda Express Invites Guests To Welcome Good Fortune Together In 2019
As ambassadors of Chinese culture, Panda Express welcomes individuals across the nation to join the annual celebration of Lunar New Year, a holiday steeped in tradition, symbolism and cultural storytelling. “The spirit of Lunar New Year is at the heart of what Panda Express commits to doing every day in our restaurants and communities, which is to bring family and friends together through food and shared experiences,” said Peggy Cherng, co-chair and co-chief executive officer of Panda Restaurant Group. “The hope for our Lunar New Year celebration is to broaden the understanding and appreciation for a holiday that honors respect for others and time with family. We believe this is a universal message to which everyone can relate.”
On February 5th, visit Panda Express at the I-95 Service Plaza in Milford or at the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods to join in the celebration and see what surprises Panda Express has in store… Maybe there will be lucky red envelopes! Panda Express encourages guests to round-up their total at the register, with proceeds to support Connecitcut Children’s.
In 2017, Connecticut Panda Express locations in Milford and Mashantucket contributed more than $5,400 to Connecticut Children’s. They have been a dedicated supporter of Connecticut Children’s since 2014, having raised more than $32,000 through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Take part in the 2nd Annual Mother of Markets and its family-friendly activities all day!
The Mother of Markets is a market for all and is focused on the amazing hand crafted artisans of Connecticut. Please join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 (rain date Sunday, May 5, 2019) at the beautiful Elm Ridge Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. This is bound to be an event you will not want to miss!
There will be over 50 local artisans joining us, including potters, artists, woodworkers, jewelry makers, bag and clothing designers, vintage decoration and upcycle and repurposed goods. Support local farmer’s favorites with homemade jams, artisan cheeses, hot sauces, baked goods, plants … and so much more! There will be a variety of delicious food trucks, live music, face painters and additional entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. The Mother of Markets will also be hosting a raffle of epic proportions in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
2018 Photo Gallery
Chill out this summer with a cold beverage from the Chill Zone while supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! Cumberland Farms’ “Cups for Kids” campaign will donate 5 cents from every Chill Zone or HYPERFREEZE™ beverage purchased at participating Connecticut and Western Massachusetts locations during the month of August to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Enjoy the first day of Spring with Dairy Queen®!
At participating Dairy Queen® locations throughout Connecticut, fans will enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer while supplies last). Stores will be collecting donations in support of Connecticut Children’s through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Celebrating more than 30 years and $125 million raised for local kids!
Dairy Queen® loves kids. Whether its kids’ sports teams celebrating at our restaurants after games, children enjoying dinner with their parents or teenagers visiting for cool treats at the end of a date, DQ® and kids go hand in hand. And if these cherished youngsters ever become sick or injured, we want to help assure they have the best medical care available. That’s why the DQ® system has been a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1984.
(check with your local DQ® location for participation details)
Make a $5 donation to Connecticut Children’s, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and get a five gallon bucket and 20% off whatever fits in it, with normal exclusions. Please see stores for details.
Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $100 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, customers, vendor partners and team members.
Branford Building Supplies, Branford
Larsen Ace Hardware, Canton
R W Hine Ace Hardware, Cheshire
Steward’s Ace Hardware, Clinton
Hope Ace Hardware, Colchester
East Hampton Ace Hardware East Hampton
Katz Ace Hardware, Glastonbury
Hebron Ace Hardware, Hebron
Ace Hardware of Kent, Kent
Ace Home Center Middletown
Ace Home Center, Norwich
Ace Hardware, Oxford
Ace Hardware, Rocky Hill
Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Vernon
Larsen Ace Hardware, West Hartford
Windsor Ace Hardware, Windsor
Ace Hardware, Woodbury
Sunflowers as far as the eye can see
Come get lost in OUTER SPACE at Lyman Orchard’s sunflower maze! With more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers immersing guests in a 360-degree environment, it’s a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. Enjoy Lyman Orchards 2.5-acre sunflower maze as yellow finches and beautiful butterflies fly around.
Open Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from August 1 through August 30.
$1 of each admission is donated to in support of pediatric cancer patients at Connecticut Children’s. Over the past 13 years, supporters of the maze have helped Lyman Orchards contributed more than $132,000 to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.