For someone whose passions are dominated by politics and sports, it is sometimes refreshing for The Shad to take a break and enjoy some of the cultural gems Connecticut has to offer. And what better day to do it than tomorrow—Open House Day across the state as Connecticut celebrates its 375th anniversary. Cultural and tourist attractions are offering incentives throughout the day, including free or reduced admission. Some of the attractions include Mystic Seaport, the Mark Twain House and Lyman Orchards’ Strawberry festival. For more info, visit www.ctvisit.com.