performance karting for both adults (16+) and juniors (8-15), its fun for the whole family. Hours vary. 203- 626-0464, Prime Climb & Mountain Fun, 340 Quinnipiac St., Silversmith Park, Wallingford. Two climbing gyms, one great location. We can accommodate ages 6-60 on all feature overhangs, cave rope course and team building exercises for fun and creative learning. Call for rates and hours. Mountain Fun 203-265-4006, Prime Climb 203-265-7880, Quandary, 346 Quinnipiac St., Wallingford. An “Escape Rom” is a room(s) designed with a theme or story-line, requiring the solving of puzzles, riddles, and codes, which your team needs to solve to reach your objective. 203-619-3008, Rockin’ Jump, 709 Foxon Rd., East Haven. For people who want to exercise, but also like to have fun. Lots of fun. So instead of stair climbers and weight machines, we decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults. 203-397-6726, easthaven. RECREATION – SCIENCE & NATURE Audubon Salt Marsh Sanctuary Trail, Meadowlands, Guilford. ¾ mile walking (only) trail around East River Salt Meadow. Observe local flora and fauna. See nesting ospreys in season. Free. Daily sunrise- sunset. 203-458-9981, Barnard Nature Center at West River Memorial Park, 200 Derby Ave., New Haven. Highlight/amenities include Barnard Nature Center, canoe launch (near corner of Ella Grasso Blvd. and Derby Ave.), osprey platforms, Ahearn Memorial (statue of Timothy Francis Ahearn-WWI hero), soccer and rugby fields, and basketball court. 203-691-3539, cityofnewhaven. com/parks Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Rd., Milford. Visitors welcome. Situated on Long Island Sound and an 840-acre salt marsh. Live reptiles. Environmental education programs. Birthday parties. Birds galore! Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. 203-878-7440, Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd., Madison. The new (2016), 4,000-square-foot Meigs Point Nature Center provides a modern, year-round environmental education facility for use by the public and educators. The building has environmental exhibit spac and an outdoor observation deck for environmental education classes. Summer, Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Winter, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 203-245-8743, West Rock Nature Center, 1080 Wintergreen Ave., New Haven. Hiking trails, self-guided tours, disc golf and orienteering. Center, weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. 203-946-8016, cityofnewhaven. com/parks Yale Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, 355 Prospect St., New Haven. The shows will include a live presentation highlighting planets and constellations visible in the night sky, as projected onto the planetarium’s 30-foot dome. Shows will last approximately 35-40 minutes and, weather permitting; telescopes will be set up for observing afterwards. Free admission & parking. April-October, Tuesday 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.; November-March, Tuesday 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. 203-285-8840, RECREATION – SKATING & SKIING Edward L. Bennett Skating Rink, West Haven High School, 1 Circle St., West Haven. Skate rentals available. 203-931-6890, Ingalls Rink, 73 Sachem St., New Haven. The home of Yale men’s hockey since 1958 and women’s hockey since 1977, the rink has been dubbed the “Yale Whale” because of its hump backed roof and arching, 300-foot backbone designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen. Call for public skating schedule. 203-432-1400, Louis Astorino Ice Arena, Hamden High School, 595 Mix Ave., Hamden. Skate rentals. Many public skating events. 203-287-2610, Milford Ice Pavilion, 291 Bic Dr., Milford. Skate rentals available. Call for schedule and admission prices. 203-878-6516, Northford Ice Pavilion, 24 Firelite Place, Northford. State-of-the-art facility. Open 7 days a week, year- round. Skate rentals. 203-484-4054, Regional Water Authority. Hike, jog, cross-country ski or just meander along more than 60 miles of trails through Regional WaterAuthority watershed lands. Fish from the shores in the sparkling clean water of five secluded reservoirs or from our 70-foot long, wheelchair accessible dock at Lake Saltonstall. Bike through an 18th century settlement at Little Genesee in North Madison and more. With nine recreation areas located in 13 communities, there is bound to be an area close to you. See website for maps. Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, 71 Hudson St., East Haven. Call for public skating hours. 203-468-3367 RECREATION – SPECTATOR SPORT & GAMING Connecticut Open, CT Tennis Center, 45 Yale Ave., New Haven. A professional, women’s tennis tournament on the WTATour and final stop on the US Open Series set for August 18-August 26 at Yale. Special events include a Men’s Legends event, interactive FitZone for kids and adults, Kids Day, Player Autograph Signings, Food Trucks and much more. Weeklong, Multi-Session or Individual tickets available. 203-776-7331, Sports Haven, 600 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven. Horseracing, greyhound and Jai Alai with wagering, dining and entertainment. 203-946-3201, mywinners. com, NEW HAVEN AREA COLLEGIATE SPORTS ATHLETIC SCHEDULES Albertus Magnus College, Gateway Community College, Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, University of New Haven, Yale University, SHOPPING – INDIVIDUAL RETAILER American Apparel, 51 Broadway, New Haven. Fashionable basics, sweatshop-free, all made in the USA. That’s American Apparel. American Apparel is an internationally recognized brand with retail stores all over the world. Based out of downtown Los Angeles, all clothes are conceptualized and manufactured within their vertically integrated factory. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 203-624-0120, Ann Taylor, 968 Chapel St., New Haven. Ann Taylor offers high quality, chic women’s clothing. Monday- Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. 203-777-2304, Apple Retail Store, 65 Broadway, New Haven. The Apple Store is the best place to try all of Apple’s products and find great accessories. Our Specialists will take the time to answer your questions and set up your new Apple product just the way you want it. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 203-498-8950, Artists & Craftsman Supply, 821-825 Chapel St., New Haven. The largest selection of arts & crafts materials in New Haven. Located in the vibrant 9th Square neighborhood steps from the historic Green and Yale campus. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 203-498-1414, Asiye’s Boutique, 757 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Women’s apparel. 203-245-1200, asuniqueboutique. com Atticus Bookstore Café, 1082 Chapel St., New Haven. Delicious sandwiches and a wide selection of books make Atticus a local favorite. Famous for their soups and breads, a stop here is a must. Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 203-776-4040, The Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Bird feeders, seed, nature gifts, binoculars, telescopes, books, seasonal bird walks, eagle watches. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. 203-245-9056 or 888-505-9056, Barbour, 27 Broadway, New Haven. The Barbour New Haven store carries a wide range of products from both the Barbour and Barbour International brands for men and women. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-6 p.m. 203-535-1393, bellaPerlina, 673 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Individually created jewelry made with semiprecious stones and pearls designed with the love of color and texture. Unique accessories to complement everyone’s taste. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 203-245-4850, Bird Nest Salon & Gallery, 25 Water St., Guilford. Includes a two-room gallery featuring works by local artists and artisans as well as salon suites for Steven Uccello, Owner/Stylist of The Bird Nest and Nicole Flagge, Owner/Stylist of Salon Opus. Monday- Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Salon hours by appointment. 203-689-5745, Blush Boutique, 906 West Main St., Branford. Women’s consignments. 203-208-1601, LEISURE 42