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Saturday, November 25, 2017
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9:00am [9:00am] Home Depot: Kids Workshop
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Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a project. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize it with paint. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin. Project schedule: August 2017: Penske Truck September 2017: Pencil Holder October 2017: Fire House Bank November 4, 2017: Humvee November 25, 2017: Christmas Tree Ornament December 2017: Gingerbread House January 2018: Block Calendar


[10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
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Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:00am] Middletown: Holiday on Main
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CIVITAN CLUB OF MIDDLETOWN DAY! 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. – The Civitan Club of Middletown will be staffing the POPCORN & HOT PRETZELS stand in front of the Chamber – stop by to learn more about the organization! Also HOLIDAY MUSIC played by Harvest Woods Audio! 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Middletown High School Crew Team selling Hot Chocolate, Coffee & Desserts in front of the Church of the Holy Trinity! 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – THE FUN TRAIN will offer FREE RIDES on the sidewalk around the downtown throughout the event! 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Greet SANTA and enjoy FREE HORSE & WAGON RIDES! 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – HOLIDAY PHOTO BOOTH – Take 4″x 6″ fun photos (NO FEE!) with your friends and family as a remembrance of the 2017 holidays! The photo trailer will be located by the crosswalk in front of Holy Trinity Church! 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – FREE RIDES for children & adults on two mechanical animals -, RUDOLPH, the Red-Nosed Reindeer & LENA, The Siberian Snow Leopard…bring your camera! 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – PET FOOD DRIVE – in front of Holy Trinity Church (381 Main St.) – To benefit the homeless pets at Middletown Animal Control! Please bring donations of: Chew Toys (No Rawhide) Blankets Towels No Pillows or Quilts Canned Wet Dog & Cat Food Dry Dog & Cat Food For more information, contact: LMiddleton@ForestCityMarketing.com. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Come see Marvelous Mouse Travels for information about traveling to Disney, Universal, Cruises, Sandals, Beaches & beyond! Contact: Eric or Alice Kutcher at alice.kutcher@marvelousmousetravels.com 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Webster Bank’s 12th Annual Giving Tree (363 Main St) will benefit the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. For a list of accepted non-perishable donations needed, please contact Amy Glowka at 860-638-6906 or aglowka@websterbank.com. Drop off times are M-W 9 a.m to 3 p.m. and Th/F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Saturdays, donations may be brought to Middlesex Chamber! 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon – HOLIDAY STORY TIME – COOKIE MOUSE will be at The Inn At Middletown (70 Main St.), where Mayor Dan Drew will read stories. At the end of the reading, there will be books for sale and a “Book Signing” by Give A Mouse A Cookie! Bring your camera! 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. – KUNG FU DEMONSTRATION – This 15-minute demonstration by children and adults shows the power and beauty of Kung Fu, as well as its usefulness for self-defense. Watch members of the Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy perform individual and group forms, weapons & bare hand and self-defense…just like in the movies! The demonstration will take place in Middletown Fire Dept.

[10:00am] Wethersfield: Scavenger Hunt
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Drop-in anytime between 10am-4:30pm to complete a special monthly scavenger hunt!



[11:00am] Hartford: Winterfest
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The opening of the rink officially kicks off the holiday season in Hartford, so come and celebrate. Skate, catch a play or a concert, be amazed by art, enjoy a great meal and so much more. Other activities include free ice skating, free photos with Santa in his workshop at the Bushnell Park Carousel from noon-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning December 2 through December 23, learn to skate lesson on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., and $1 carousel rides on the historic Bushnell Park Carousel on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

[11:00am] Middlebury: Family Movie
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Enjoy a movie with family and friends. Bring your own snacks.

[11:00am] Waterbury: Barnes & Noble Storytime
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Storytime perfect for the whole family! Enjoy a new story every Saturday with fun crafts and activities to follow! **Check website for specific story**






[2:00pm] Litchfield: Walking Cranberry Pond Trail
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Welcome to our 8th annual edition of this popular walk! Nothing could cap off a wonderful “on the cusp of winter” stroll along this spectacular trail better than a cup of hot coffee and a thick wedge of Crimson Pie swimming in a pool of thick ginger crème anglaise! We’ll drive over to the trailhead together. Donations accepted.

[2:00pm] Mystic: Santa Arrives and Lighted Boat Parade
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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 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 the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Spectators then flood both sides of the Mystic River to see the decorated ships pass by. Entrance to participate in the annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade only requires a toy or coat donation to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and it is open to the public. Decorated vessels parade down the Mystic River at 6:20 p.m. and return to the Mystic River Park, where spectators and judges gather. Boats are judged on creativity and team spirit, and prizes are offered for Most Charismatic Crew, Innovative Vessel, Best Dressed Vessel, and Miss Mystic Vessel of Grandeur. These holiday events have become beloved traditions in Mystic over the years.









[5:00pm] Meriden: Festival of Silver Lights
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Illumination of more than 350,000 twinkling, white lights. There are over 200 figures and buildings that are decorated with the lights in this spectacular display.

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