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November 2017

Family Focus: Dogs, Doughnuts & Doughboys @ Fairfield Museum

November 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Commemorate Veteran’s Day and learn about Stubby the World War I dog, soon to be an animated film in 2018! Learn about interesting facts about WWI and how “doughboys” got their name. Enjoy a family-friendly craft creating your own medals while munching on delicious doughnuts - a popular treat for soldiers. The CT State Police K9 Division will visit at 1pm with state troopers and their K-9 partners. Meet and watch demonstrations of these German Shephard hero dogs. Also learn…

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HighHopes Holiday Marketplace Old Lyme

November 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, 36 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
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HighHopes Holiday Marketplace Old Lyme

Join HighHopes Therapeutic Riding Center as they transform their arena into a Holiday Marketplace. You can expect all the food trucks, sweet treats, live music, lotions & potions, paintings & fine creations, whittled wooden wares, edible fare, jewels, kids crafts, photos, charms & baubles, cozy apparel, abodes for birds, up-cycled finds, perfect presents and earthenware that you’ve come to love. Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Time: 11:00AM  to 4:00PM Free Admission to the Holiday Market and all the following activities…

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Free Intro to Winter Hiking Gear – Middletown

November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CFPA, 16 Meriden Rd.
Middlefield, US
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Get outdoors this winter! Learn how you can safely and comfortably enjoy the snow and colder temperatures with the right equipment. Topics to be covered are deciding what to pack, layering for cold weather, traction for snow and ice, choosing the right snowshoes and safety tips. This event will take place indoors so feel free to come directly from work. Leaders: Alison Terjek, Keith Spaar

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Free Wildlife Tracking 101 Clinic – Danbury

November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
L.L.Bean – Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 us
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Free Wildlife Tracking 101 Clinic

Ever wonder about the story behind that footprint you’ve seen while hiking? From identifying tracks and track patterns, to looking for chews and rubs, our experts will share tips and techniques to help uncover who’s responsible. Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page, find this event, and register before space fills up. Hint: Scroll down to the bottom of the page on the LL Bean website to find the calendar listing

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Free Yin Yoga Intro Class (New Haven)

November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
One World Wellness & Yoga, 967 North High Street
East Haven, CT us
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Discover your own comfort and ease in postures to create flexibility, relaxation and flow of vital life energy. Learn sequences which mimic the unique qualities of the five elements (water, earth, metal, wood and fire) and the way they behave in nature. A quiet, meditative focus is maintained throughout the class ending with guided relaxation. Because yoga is a process for self-transformation, there is nothing to master, no end to what we can learn and no limit to how much…

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Free Snowshoe Essentials Clinic – Danbury

November 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
L.L.Bean – Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 us
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New to snow shoeing or a seasoned snowshoer who wants to get better? Join us in our store for an informative introduction to essential snowshoe skills. Our experts will teach you some basic nomenclature and show you techniques that will enhance your enjoyment of the sport. Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page, find this event, and register before space fills up. Hint: Scroll down to the bottom of the page…

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Free Kid’s Event: Bending Gravity Circus Workshop (West Hartford)

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
Bending Gravity Workshop

The Free Bending Gravity Workshop will be held at the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford. Circus performer Eric Girardi will entertain children of all ages in this high energy show and workshop. You, too, can learn how to be a circus performer! Skills such as Yo-Yo tricks, Juggling and multiple top-spinning will be taught and enjoyed by all. When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Where: Elmwood Community Center 1106 New Britain Ave. West Hartford, CT…

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Narragansett Beer Made on Honor Market (Pawtucket, RI)

November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - November 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Narragansett Brewery at The Guild, 461 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI
Narragansett Beer Made on Honor Market

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time of year show to support of our local communities. This year, Narragansett Beer is spreading some holiday cheer with the first-ever “Made on Honor Market” on November 18-19. It’s a two-day indoor festival showcasing some of Narragansett’s favorite makers, artists and small businesses. Inspired by its Emmy-award winning “Made on Honor” video series which profiles local makers and craftsmen, the two-day shindig will feature dozens of independent brands, including New Haven’s…

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Kenny Mehler @ Tanger Outlet Foxwoods

November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tanger Outlets @ Foxwoods Resort Casino, 455 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
Kenny Mehler performs at the stage at Tanger Outlet Foxwoods

Kenny Mehler performs at the stage at Tanger Outlet at Foxwoods Resort Casino on November 18th from 3pm to 6pm. The Kenny Mehler Band is an up and coming, alternative country act from Hartford, Connecticut who are currently reinventing the standard for solid homegrown music, unforgettable live shows and northern hospitality! By blending the smooth yet catchy sounds of some of country’s most successful acts, The Kenny Mehler Band has come up with a musical recipe that is sure to…

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Crafted Hartford with Hartford Flavor Company & Real Art Ways

November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT

Come support and celebrate Hartford County's local craft talent in alcohol, food, art and more. Meet local business owners, join in craft classes and shop local artisans! The event will take place between 30 and 56 Arbor Street in Hartford, Connecticut. Split between Hartford Flavor Company and Real Art Ways, guests can take a tour of Hartford Flavor Company, enjoy local food trucks, meet local business owners, join in craft classes and shop local artisans. Come see VASU yoga, Hog…

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Free Winter Camping Clinic (Danbury)

November 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
L.L.Bean – Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 us
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It may be cold, but there's no reason you can't still enjoy a night under the stars. Whether it's your first time out or you're a seasoned winter camping veteran, our experts will share tips, techniques and advice on the latest gear to keep you safe and warm on your next winter overnight. Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page, find this event, and register before space fills up. Hint: Scroll…

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Sleigh the Runway Fashion Show @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

November 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
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Foxwoods Sleigh the Runway Free Event

Foxwoods, Shrine Foxwoods and Tanger Outlets, Foxwoods will be hosting the first ever Holiday Pop Up Fashion show, Sleigh the Runway. Miss Connecticut Eliza Lynne Kanner will be hosting and collecting your donations. In support of Stuff the Bus, bring a jacket, gloves, toys etc. for free admission! The first 100 people in attendance with a donation will also receive Free admission into SHRINE’s I Love Tuesdays club event with NERVO later in the evening. The fashion show will feature…

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Santa Arrives by Tugboat & Mystic Lighted Boat Parade

November 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Downtown Mystic, Main Street
Mystic, CT
Santa Arrives by Tugboat & Mystic Lighted Boat Parade

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Mystic’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in historic downtown Mystic. Thousands gather at the Mystic River Park on November 25th at 2p.m. to watch Santa arrive on a 60’ tug boat, the John Paul, to open his ears to the wishes of children waiting anxiously in line to see him. He even brings his head elf to distribute candy canes! After a brief break, festivities in the Park resume with the lighting of…

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Free Niantic Annual Holiday Stroll

November 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Niantic Main Street, 277 Main St
Niantic, CT 06357 United States
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Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the Annual Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll. This family-friendly day features horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the green, a "Snow-Flake Drop" featuring discounts and giveaways at local shops and restaurants, and last, but not least, the arrival of Santa on a shiny red fire truck just in time for a tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5:00 pm on Liberty Green in the heart of Niantic Village. SCHEDULE of…

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Samuel Smith Farmstead Open House and Greenery Event (East Lyme)

November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Samuel Smith Farmstead, 82 Plants Dam Rd
East Lyme, CT

Come tour the Samuel Smith Farmstead house which will be lit by electric candles, and smell our own hanging herbs as we decorate the Samuel Smith Farmstead. In our barn, we will offer Christmas wreaths (pine cone, grapevine and evergreen), swags, topiaries, burlap bags filled with assorted greens, beeswax hand-dipped candle pairs, hand-knitted and thrummed wool mittens, framed prints of the Samuel Smith Farmstead pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton, note cards, also with pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton…

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Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing & Boat Parade (Essex)

November 26, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade at the Connecticut River Museum The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and…

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New Haven Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Haven Green, 49 Green Street
New Haven, CT 06512
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The New Haven Tree Lighting is presented by Wells Fargo and is a Free event kicking off the holiday season in the downtown area. The annual celebration geared to the young and young at heart takes place on the city's historic Green and features live performances and a variety of children’s activities. Food and refreshments available. Broadcast Media Sponsor, NBC Connecticut

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December 2017

Gingerbread Weekend in Downtown Putnam

December 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Downtown Putnam, Main Street
Putnam, CT 06260
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Downtown Putnam is once again decorating Main Street with Art Installations. Follow the trail to see over 40 GINGERBREAD House Creations! GINGERBREAD TRAIL MAPS will be available at The Flying Carpet Studio, Victoria Station Cafe, Putnam Visitors Center, and other Main Street shops and restaurants by December 1st. NEW THIS YEAR!! Gingerbread House CONTEST open to the public! Create your own Gingerbread House masterpiece and bring it to Ann Monteiro at The Flying Carpet Studio by 4:00 pm on November…

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The Hops Company Annual Home for the Holidays Beer Event (Derby)

December 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hops Company, 43 Marshall Lane
Derby, CT
The Hops Company Annual Home for the Holidays Beer Event

Connecticut’s only authentic beer garden, will host its 2nd annual “Road Home for the Holidays” charitable event on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 3pm until close. Partnering with Two Roads Brewery for the second year, the event will be a memorable night filled with fun, food, great beer, games and contests to benefit military service men and women. The Hops Company and Two Roads will donate $1 from the sale of each Two Roads pint of beer to the Helping…

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum Holiday Open House & Exhibition Opening

December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
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Enjoy some holiday cheer as you help the Norwalk Historical Society celebrate the holiday season! Visit the Norwalk Historical Society Museum on Saturday, December 2, 2017 between 12:00pm through 4:00pm for Holiday shopping and discounts in the Gift Shop and to view the new exhibition: “Margaret Hoyt Smith: Norwalk’s First Female Architect”. Spread holiday kindness to those in need by donating cleaning supplies and toiletries to benefit Homes for the Brave. Please visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for a list of suggested items.…

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