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WASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd., will host its annual Holiday Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4 and 11, and on Sunday, December 5 and 12. The market will feature Native American-inspired artwork in Connecticut, including jewelry and artwork at a variety of price points. The market is free, open to the public, and pays tribute to indigenous people across the United States; visitors can also tour the museum. Read more

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Tickets are available for Main Street Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” slated for 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Rd., Southbury. Guest artist Andres Neira will dance with Tate Dunbar (above) as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier and senior Sabrina Tevo…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host a virtual book discussion at noon Tuesdays, December 7 and 14 on Facebook Live.

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WASHINGTON — The Salem Covenant Church Choir, under the direction of Susan Anthony-Klein, will present its annual Christmas Concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the church, 96 Baldwin Hill Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — A Living Nativity will take place in the Grotto at the Shrine of Lourdes at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12 at 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118.

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WOODBURY — What’s On in Woodbury invites gingerbread bakers and makers of all ages to participate in the second annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. 

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Art Association and Gallery will present its annual 2021 Holiday Gift Show titled That Certain Shade of Christmas, to ask, “What does the color story of an inclusive Christmas look like?” 

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host Jane O’Neail for an interactive presentation about Vincent Van Gogh from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 10, on Zoom and in person at the library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden are planning two holiday events. An Old-Fashioned Wassail is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 3. The rain date is Friday, December 10. Traditional wassail is a beverage made from hot mulled cider and spices, drunk as an…

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TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of Claudia Rahm now through early December in the hospital’s main lobby hallway at 540 Litchfield St. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s ong…

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OXFORD — Care for the Caregivers Support Group Meeting will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Parish Center, 733 Oxford Rd.

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DERBY — The Kellogg Environmental Center and Ansonia Nature Center will host Feeder Chats, a virtual program series about birds, at 9 a.m. Saturdays, November 27, December 11, January, 8, January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5 and March 19.

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The Watertown Lions Club and the Watertown Fire Department, including Dep. Chief Jim Demarest (3rd from left) and Watertown Lions Club members including new Lion Mark Raimo, town manager, (5th from right in back) are shown after unloading hundreds of Christmas trees to be sold by the Lions a…

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BETHLEHEM — First Church of Bethlehem will host a Holiday Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday December 11 at 21 Main St. South.

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OAKVILLE – The Book Nook used bookstore will conduct a winter sale from Saturday, November 27 through Friday, December 31 on the lower level of the Oakville Library, 55 Davis St. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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MONROE-FAIRFIELD-TRUMBULL-EASTON-STRATFORD— The Mishkan Israel Day Camp plans to celebrate the Jewish festival of Chanukah with a series of public Menorah lightings starting at 6 p.m. from November 29 through December 5.

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WATERBURY — Quilts that Care will meet from 4 to 7 p.m., Mondays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, December 4, 11, 18 at Quilts that Care headquarters, 180 Scott Rd.

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The seventh annual Breakfast With the Grinch will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, December 5, at Woodbury Middle School, 6 Washington Ave., Woodbury. Plans include a pancake breakfast, pictures with the Grinch, a special surprise from the Grinch, chances to win gift cards and painting…

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The Crescent Gallery at 158 Main St. is hosting a Holiday Art Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 21. Miniature art pieces, note cards and prints from the Ten-2-One artists will be available, as well as larger pieces to choose from. There will be more than one hundred pieces to choose …

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SOUTHBURY — Femina Melodia has planned a concert for 7 p.m. Sunday, November 21, presented by B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. North, Southbury. The women’s a capella group, founded by Jan Gregory, was set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in May 2020. Ms. Gregory reports the singers are back vacc…

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WASHINGTON — The First Congregational Church will hold its annual harvest pie sale from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 21, in the Parish House, 6 Kirby Rd.

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WOODBURY — The town’s annual tree lighting at the North Green will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4.

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WASHINGTON — Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Rd., is hosting a Seniors’ Christmas Brunch at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, at the church.

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HARWINTON — A Christmas cookie walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until sold out, on Saturday, December 11, at the Harwinton Congregational Church, Upper Fellowship Hall, 1 Litchfield Rd.

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Singer-songwriter Daryl Mosley will perform at 10 a.m. Sunday, November 14 at the Woodland Christian Church, 63 Ancient Hwy. Mr. Mosley has performed on the Grand Ole Opry and shows at the Bluebird Cafe. He’s written three Song of the Year award winners, recorded with dozens of artists and h…

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The exhibit, Hills and Horizons, from the Ten-2-One artists, is on display from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Crescent Gallery at 158 Main St. in Thomaston from now through January 6. The exhibit highlights the talents of this group of Connecticut painters. The work is for sale. Pu…

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the program Nature’s Nursery in-person on the first Thursday of each month from October through December for an hour-long program designed for young nature lovers. The next program will take place on November 4 at 80 Whitehall Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — A retreat for women in AA and Al-Anon, “Beginning Again – Everyday” will be given at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center from Friday, November 19 to Sunday, November 21. Shane Phelan, CMA will present the weekend program.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host “This Land of Snow” author Anders Morley at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 20 at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library is hosting the exhibit, Three Friends, Three Visions, highlighting artists Mally DeSomma, Nadine Newell and Lorraine Skelskey-Chapin through Tuesday, November 30 at the library’s gallery, 269 Main St. South.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the program, Nature Connection Workshop for Grownups with Andy Dobos from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 at the museum, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host the program, “Bogged Down — The Fascinating Life of Tollund Man” with Ole Neilson, director of the Museum Silkeborg in Denmark at noon Saturday, November 20 via Zoom.

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OXFORD — An in-person Caregiver’s Support Group monthly group meeting is scheduled from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Parish Center at 733 Oxford Rd.

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The Gunn Memorial Library’s Stairwell Gallery will show a collection of acrylic pour paintings, such as “A Place that Calls Me,” by Gerry Sacks from noon to 2 p.m. through Saturday, January 22 at the library, 5 Wykeham Rd., Washington. The library is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays fr…