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November 2017

FriendsGiving at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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On Thursday, November 9th, Stepping Stones Museum for Children will be hosting their 2nd annual FriendsGiving fundraiser at its iconic facility in Norwalk’s historic Mathews Park. Event proceeds will benefit the Open Arms initiative. The festive fundraising fete brings together those who are committed to supporting the museum’s Open Arms initiative. Community leaders looking forward to enjoying a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and networking hour beginning at 6:30 pm followed by an intimate harvest dinner, based on a delectable, Thanksgiving-inspired menu…

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Family Focus: Dogs, Doughnuts & Doughboys @ Fairfield Museum

November 10 @ 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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Rock Away Pancreatic Cancer @ New Country Motor Cars of Hartford

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Country Motor Cars of Hartford, 1 Weston St
Hartford, CT 06120
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During National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month in November, New Country Motor Cars of Hartford is once again supporting the Ron Foley Foundation’s mission to find a cure for one of the most deadly cancers. On Friday, November 10th from 6:00-9:00pm at its Mercedes Benz dealership, New Country will host a special fundraising event called Rock Away Pancreatic Cancer. The event will include light fare and beverages and most exciting, a private concert by musician Rich Ortiz. Ortiz has a loyal…

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Wine Tasting Event at the VFW

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VFW Niantic, 39 Columbus Ave
Niantic, CT

The Friends of Smith-Harris House are hosting a Wine Tasting on November 10th from 6 to 9 that features over six Thanksgiving wines,  light refreshments and a basket raffle. All proceeds support the preservation of the Smith-Harris House Advance tickets are available for $20 You must be 21 years of age and older to attend. Contact: johnmaggip@gmail.com or 860-739-2762 for advance tickets

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Annual Jack Frost Bazaar @ Niantic Community Church

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave
Niantic, CT 06357

The 72nd Annual Jack Frost Bazaar will take place Saturday, November 11 from 9 am to 2 pm at Niantic Community Church. This holiday event that attracts folks from towns near and far, has many new features this year including the NCC Children's Center offering face painting and children's craft activities. Mrs. Santa will have a present for the children and in honor of Veteran's Day, the Cookie Cottage will be giving free cookies to Veterans seeking a sweet treat.…

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Connecticut Pet Expo at the XL Center

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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The Connecticut Pet Expo will be held Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th at the XL Center in Hartford. Saturday, November 11th - 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, November 12th - 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Bring your pet and enjoy dozens of different pet vendors and shows! RSVP on Facebook

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Honoring the Veterans Powwow

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338 United States
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We invite all members of the military, both Veteran and active duty and their families to join us in honoring and thanking this Country’s greatest heroes at our 2017 Veterans Powwow. This event is open to all Native and non-native veterans, active duty military and their families, museum members as well as the general public who are encouraged to join us in honoring and thanking this country's greatest heroes at our 2017 Veterans Powwow being held inside the museum. Find…

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Veterans Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck Event (Norwalk)

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Veterans' Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck is coming to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.The Maritime Aquarium welcomes two military vehicles, which will be open for exploration and photos, November 11 and November 12 for Veterans Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck. Sit inside a 1950 M38 Jeep and a 1987 Humvee during this special visit. You can even pop a helmet on for a photo! In addition, on Sat., Nov. 11, who better to join in on the Aquarium’s three daily seal-training demonstrations…

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Grand Re-Opening of Sundae Spatacular

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sundae Spa, 2457 East Main St #2A
Waterbury, CT 06705
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Sundae Spa will be formally transitioning to Sundae Spatacular in this Grand Re-Opening on November 11, 2017. Appointments for hair, manicures, pedicures and facials are available in our newly renovated salon/spa and 10% of the service fees will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation. Kids can make an autograph book and then have it signed by any of our 25+ Costumed Characters. A radio station will be on site and we will be giving out free ice cream! This…

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Foxwoods On Tap

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
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Jackpot! The 2nd Annual Foxwoods On Tap Craft Beer Festival returns this November and we’re upping the ante after last year’s inaugural event sold out! Join us at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, November 11th in the Premier Ballroom from 4-7pm. Enjoy live music from winner of Foxwoods 2017 Battle of the Bands - The Noble Impoverished - while sampling more than 150 craft beers from 70+ of America’s best craft breweries. Want to feel like a high roller? Purchase…

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2017 Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Mark Your Calendar for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Annual Gala! Connecticut Children’s annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. Guests will enjoy dining, dancing, live entertainment and both silent and live auctions as they support Connecticut Children’s efforts to provide children of all ages with outstanding medical and surgical care. The theme of this year’s Gala is “A Wondrous Place for You and Me,”…

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing Event @ Southern Connecticut Wine Co.

November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Connecticut Wine Co., 65 S Colony Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
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Join the Southern Connecticut Wine Co. in celebrating 50 wonderful years of Teachers and Parents working together in a growing preschool program. The Wine & Chocolate Pairing event will feature 5 hand selected wines and 5 specially selected chocolates paired by the specialists at the Southern Connecticut Wine Company. Chocolates will be provided by Tcho Chocolates, a California company that specializes in Organic chocolates. Your ticket will include a flight of 5 wines, a box of 5 specially selected chocolates…

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Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour – Mashantucket, CT

November 11 @ 8:00 pm
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
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Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour at Foxwoods

Register for the Ticketmaster #VerifiedFan pre-sale here: https://lindseystirling.tmverifiedfan.com/. This is the only way to be eligible for the exclusive fan pre-sale. Sale Dates and Times: #VerifiedFan Preale: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at 10:00AM VIP Packages Presale: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at 10:00AM Public Onsale: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at 10:00AM Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. In four years since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, classically trained violinist, dancer, and artist…

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HighHopes Holiday Marketplace Old Lyme

November 12 @ 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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Victorian Tea at The Mansion

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850 United States

The Victorian Tea at the Mansion will feature a talk and book signing by Esther Crain, author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910. Published in 2016, this fascinating and exciting account on the Gilded Age in New York City, takes a broad look at the political and social changes during one of the most transformative eras in the city’s history. Buy Tickets here Tea lovers, history buffs, and anyone looking to escape everyday life will thoroughly enjoy attending the Lockwood-Mathews…

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Veterans Recognition Dinner @ American Legion Post No. 12

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Legion Post 12 Norwalk CT, 60 County Street
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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On behalf of the Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post No. 12, we would like to extend to you this special invitation to attend the 2017 Veterans Recognition Dinner. This is the one opportunity that we have to publicly honor and appreciate our Veterans for their selfless and dedicated service to the military and to their community. FREE for veterans, $10.00 for guests. Register by November 7 at 203-223-4631 or email to ptorrrano@optonline.net. Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration…

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Digital Photography [The Basics] Clinic

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barnes and Noble, 175 Glastonbury Blvd
Glastonbury, CT 06033 us
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Perhaps you own and shoot with a digital camera, but are ending up with less than satisfactory images. Or maybe you’re producing some great pictures, but don’t know how you’re doing it. This, then, is the course for you. Cost: $40.00 All the basic photography concepts will be presented and discussed in depth. These will include: Aperture settings Shutter settings ISO settings Camera’s light meter Depth-of-field Lenses Backing-up images Cataloging images Digital editing programs You also will learn camera hand-holding…

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Free Intro to Winter Hiking Gear – Middletown

November 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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