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The Old Woodbury Historical Society will present the 29th annual reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the Hurd House Museum, 25 Hollow Rd., Woodbury. Actor and entertainer Douglas Schlicher will once again share the dramatic reading of this belove…

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ROXBURY — The ensemble earlybird will perform Renaissance music titled, From Heaven to Earth, in an intimate fireside setting at 6 p.m. Friday, December 13, in the Hodge Memorial Library, 4 North St. For the free concert, the town’s original library will be decorated for the holidays with ca…

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WATERTOWN — The Trumbull-Porter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee and the Watertown-Oakville Veterans Council will sponsor a Wreaths Across America ceremony at noon Saturday, December 14, to honor local veterans, including the 82 known v…

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The Terrell Hill Farmhouse was built in 1760 and restored in 2015 by the present owner. The farmhouse and adjacent barn will be one of five gracious homes open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14, for the Woman’s Club of Woodbury’s 25th annual Holiday House Tour. Tickets…

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HARTFORD — Ron Dukenski of Heritage Village has composed a Christmas carol, “Rejoice and Be Merry,” which will be performed by the Hartford Chorale at their concert, Christmas in the Americas, at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 21, at Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland St.

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ROXBURY — Christmas and New England have long been synonymous in the minds and hearts of those whose idea of a perfect holiday includes gabled churches, holly-strewn gazebos and tinkling bells.

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WOODBURY — The town is reviewing its zoning regulations and making updates related to the organization of the regulations, uses allowed in districts and design standards.

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The Twitchell-Rowland Homestead, a 1755 saltbox farmhouse, will open its doors for its annual holiday open houses from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 15, and Sunday, January 5.

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WOODBURY — The Prince of Peace Adult Choir will perform Christmas music at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in St. Teresa of Avila Church, 146 Main St. South.

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WATERBURY — The Nonnewaug High School Library Media Center will host a Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at Barnes & Noble, 235 Union St.

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NEWTOWN — There will be an evening of music and reflection from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, in the Newtown Congregational Church Sanctuary, 14 West St.

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LITCHFIELD — St. Michael’s Parish will host the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14, in the candlelit church at 25 South St. 

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BETHLEHEM — First Church of Bethlehem will host its annual Christmas Bells and Apple Crisp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 14 on the green.

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WOODBURY — St. Paul’s Church will offer a “Blue Christmas” during its 5 p.m. contemporary service on Saturday, December 21.

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SOUTHBURY — VFW Post 1607 will host a Christmas Holidays Potluck, an early evening dinner party, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 21, at its post hall location at the junction of Lakeside Road and Lakemere Road.

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SOUTHBURY — Professor Joyce Saltman, an international humorist, will appear from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 17 at the Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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WASHINGTON — Steep Rock Association will participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count, the nation’s longest-running community science bird project, from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, December 15 at Macricostas Preserve.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Lions Club is seeking local volunteers to help with the 30th annual Christmas Eve Luminaria display along Main Street.

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WATERBURY — This holiday season, the stage will glow with humor, pathos, and hope as Shakesperience Productions delivers a multi-cultural, intergenerational holiday experience with “The Gift of Peace” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, December 12 to 15, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec…

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MIDDLEBURY — First Student Bus Company, which serves Region 15, will mount its 10th annual food and pet drive to benefit Middlebury Food Bank and Southbury Animal Shelters.

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Community Choir will present “Let There Be Christmas,” a cantata by Joseph M. Martin, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 182 Robbins St., Waterbury, and 4 p.m. Sunday, December 15, at the Congregational Church of Naugatuck, 9 Division St.

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MONROE — In celebration of the Jewish festival of Chanukah, the Mishkan Israel Day Camp will host a Menorah Lighting at 6 p.m. Sunday, December 29 at Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Rd.

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BETHLEHEM — Chime In! Music with a Mission plans its annual Christmas Handbell Concert starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at First Church of Bethlehem, 21 Main St. South.

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DANBURY — The Western Connecticut State University Art Department will host a portfolio day session from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14 in room 145 in the WSCU Visual and Performing Arts Center at the WCSU campus, 43 Lake Ave.

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WATERBURY — “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition” is a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. The performance will start at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14, in the Highland Theater Company at the Chase Collegiate School.

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WOODBURY — The Woman’s Club of Woodbury invites the public to attend its 25th annual Holiday House Tour, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday December 14. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 or on the day of the tour for $35. Those seeking additional information may call 203-405-3868 o…

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MONROE — Save Our Stepney Task Force along with Frosty the Snowman will light up the Stepney Green, at the intersection of routes 59 and 25, at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 7. Members of Save Our Stepney Task Force, the Stepney Volunteer Fire Company, the Stepney Baptist Church and Frosty the S…

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ROXBURY — Roxbury Congregational Church will host its annual Country Church Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7. Those visiting the holiday fair may bid on antiques, buy Christmas stocking stuffers and holiday gift baskets, pick up a festive holiday wreath, stock up on …

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WOODBURY — North Congregational Church, 11 Main St. North, will open the town’s Christmas Festival Weekend with its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, December 6. The concert will be a collaboration between Femina Melodia and Waterbury’s Valley Chordsmen. They will perform yuletide f…

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WASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies, located at 38 Curtis Rd., will host its annual Native American Arts and Crafts Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, December 7 and 14 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, December 8 and 15.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Lions Club is selling holiday luminaria bags as a fundraiser for local scholarship and community assistance funds.

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The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library are sponsoring a holiday gift sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 8 in the Meeting Room on the lower level of the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown. The sale features gift quality books, DVDs, …

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WOODBURY — The Hurd House Museum, 25 Hollow Rd., will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7, as part of the annual Woodbury Christmas Festival.

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WATERBURY — Brass City Ballet will present its 23rd annual production of “The Nutcracker” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15, in the Fine Arts Center Mainstage of Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy.

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WOODBURY — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7, during the townwide Woodbury Christmas Festival.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet and Voice will partner with Newtown Youth and Family Services for its 34th annual Holiday Festival from with performances of “The Nutcracker” at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 8, in Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St.

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SOUTHBURY — The Sacred Heart Church Music Ministry Janet Towey Mann Concert Series invites area residents to a fun, uplifting musical event for all ages when the a cappella group Eclipse 6 returns for an encore Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 8.

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The magnificent 18th-century Neapolitan Creche at the Abbey of Regina Laudis, 249 Flanders Rd. in Bethlehem, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through January 6. The traditional Nativity scene is thought to have been created as a gift to Victor Amadeus II, King of Sardinia, …