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December 4

A total of 34 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

2:00 pm

The Connecticut River Artisans' Annual Holiday Show

Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, Inc., 5 West Main Street , Chester,

opening reception 2-5 p.m. Nov. 5; ;show runs through Dec. 30; The show will continue through December 30, with a Friday, December 2 Reception at 5-8pm. This reception will be in conjunction with Chester's Townwide Holiday Night, which includes the Annual Tree Lighting and Caroling. Some of this year's Holiday exhibitors include Lucille Scelfo of North Branford. Lucille designs Hand painted, Marbled 100% Silk scarves, men's ties and other accessories. Amber Golanski, of East Hampton, is a new Holiday exhibitor with her original, hand-dyed toddler clothing. The Bunny Barn designs are all originals. Barbara Delicata, of Higganum, is a returning Pottery exhibitor. Her bowls and plates have been popular items.


(860) 526-5575 www.ctriverartisans.org

9:00 am

Heart Gallery

Crystal Mall, Route 85, Waterford, CT

annual traveling exhibit by the Connecticut Department of Children & Families to raise awareness about children who are available for adoption; through Jan. 1; (617) 488-2876.

11:00 am

It’s A Wonderful Price: Walls of Small Treasures by Twenty-five Gallery Artists

It’s A Wonderful Price: Walls of Small Treasures by Twenty-five Gallery Artists; Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT , 06515

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents “It’s A Wonderful Price,” a holiday exhibit featuring fine art for every palette and every purse. The Walls of Affordable Treasures include paintings, photographs, sculptures, and drawings by twenty-five diverse Connecticut artists. Artwork is “priced to move” so shop for yourself while shopping for gift giving.

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 20, 3-6 p.m.

10:00 am

Deck the Walls

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The Lyme Art Association’s annual show and sale featuring more than 200 works of art in all sizes and mediums by member artists. On View: Nov. 18 through Jan. 7. Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 2, 5 - 7 p.m.; Free, with contributions greatly appreciated.

10:00 am

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House; Martha Link Walsh Gallery, 188 North Main St, Branford, CT , 06405

Open House at 188 North Main St., Branford.
Martha Link Walsh Gallery
Margaret B. Dean Studio
Cynthia's Flower Shop
Dec 3 and 4, 10 to 5

Author Events

2:00 pm

Book Signing by Dr. Sherwin Nuland

Book Signing by Dr. Sherwin Nuland; James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT , 06405

The Shoreline Eldercare Alliance will sponsor an afternoon with Dr. Sherwin Nuland, surgeon and author who will share his book entitled, “The Art of Aging.” Dr. Nuland is
A surgeon and author who teaches bioethics and history of medicine at Yale University
School of Medicine. He is the author of the bestseller and National Book Award winner,
“How We Die.” Dr. Nuland has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Times,
The New Republic and The New York Review of Books. In “The Art of Aging,” Dr. Nuland explores the impact of aging on our mind with a scientist’s passion for truth and a
Humanist’s understanding of the heart. Dr. Nuland will speak about this inspiring book about the ultimate stage of life’s journey and offer insights and advice about “the art” of the aging process and how one can have a life of well-being and fulfillment as one ages.
Books will be available courtesy of RJ Julia Booksellers and Dr. Nuland will be available
For signing.
Come to the Blackstone Branford Library, Main Street, Branford, December 4, 2-4 P.M. to partake in this presentation and lively discussion. Light refreshments will be available.

Community

11:30 am

Christmas Bazaar

Calvary Church, 27 Church Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

baked items, crafts, gifts, and greenery to get you in the holiday spirit. Small potted Christmas trees and wreaths are available for pre-order; (860) 535-0398 or email: ldidomenico@hotmail.com.

1:00 pm

Guilford - ABC Holiday Fundraiser

Guilford - ABC Holiday Fundraiser; ABC House, 143 Church Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Come Shop for the Holidays and Support Guilford A Better Chance, Inc.

Join the Guilford ABC House for their 2nd Annual Jewelry Fundraiser.

Sunday, December 4th
1:00pm-5:00pm
143 Church Street Guilford, CT

Come Shop, Snack, and Shop some more!

Charm bracelets, rings, earrings, beads, necklaces, pocketbooks, house décor, and much more! Gifts as low as $5!

Get your holiday shopping done and support a great cause all at the same time!

A portion of the proceeds go directly to ABC!

Hope to see you there!!
(203) 458-2752 for more info!!

2:30 pm

"COFFEE & LATKES - A Holiday Happening"

EC Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, , 06443

Members of Shoreline Hadassah wish everyone Happy Holidays and invite you to “COFFEE AND LATKES – a Holiday Happening” at Scranton Library in Madison on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4th at 2:30 pm for a fabulous coffee tasting event presented by Tim Houlton of Zen Roasters in Higganum. Come enjoy a nosh and a schmooze and “coffee that is so good you can drink it black.” Celebrate Hadassah’s Centennial, the largest Jewish women’s organization in the world and meet new friends. Coffee available for purchase. Please let us know you are coming – contact Andrea Kaye - Kaye.andrea6@sbcglobal.net -or- 203.506.3567.

10:00 am

Craft Fair, Dec. 4, East Lyme

East Lyme High School, Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT

8:30 am

Toys for Tots Drive

Toys for Tots Drive; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 752 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT , 06443

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Madison has been designated a local drop site for the Toys for Tots program, an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and local Marine Corps detachments.

The Madison office, located at 752 Boston Post Road is currently accepting donated toys and will continue collecting until Dec. 16th. Once the reception area of the office is full of toys, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage staff and sales associates will give the items to the local Marine Corps for distribution. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has been participating in the Toys for Tots drive for more than a decade.

2:00 pm

A History of Jewish Connecticut, Dec. 4

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

Anthropologist Betty N. Hoffman's latest book, "A History of Jewish Connecticut: Menches, Migrants, and Mitzvahs"; (860) 739-6926.

2:00 pm

Westerly Band Christmas Concert, Dec. 4

The Westerly Armory, Railroad Ave., Westerly, RI

familiar holiday selections directed by Alison Patton; light refreshments; $5; proceeds donated to the Westerly Armory Restoration.

6:00 pm

Festival of Christmas Music, Dec. 4, Deep River

First Congregational Church of Deep River, 1 Church St., Deep River, CT

part of the Ye Olde English Christmas Faire; featuring Bil Groth, pianist; $10 adults; $5 children 6-12; free for children under 6; (860) 526-5045.

9:00 am

Music on a Mission Concert

Northford Congregational Church, 16 Old Post Road, Northford, CT , 06472

A holiday concert to benefit the North Branford Food Bank. Featuring the following local teachers and paraprofessionals from the North Branford School System -- Judy Bannon, Linda Franklin-Biggs, Linda Humphrey, Katie Leining, Donna McGlynn, Erin Merritt, Barbara Soch and Kathy Twombly. Also featuring Chris Cohen, Mimi Dudley, Margaret Palmieri, and Mark Rabuffo. No admission will be charged but all attending are asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food, canned goods or gift cards to local food stores. If you wish to make a monetary donation -- checks can be made payable to The North Branford Food Bank.

Education/Lectures

1:30 pm

Spirit of the Holidays Photography Workshop

Spirit of the Holidays Photography Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

With K‘Dee Chastain, capture the glow and sentiment of the season while avoiding common holiday photo pitfalls. Discover photo tricks for children, group shots and holiday lights. Register by calling the Arts Center at 860-663-5593 or emailing artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com.

3:00 pm

The Deadly Nightshades: From Poisons to Potatoes

Connecticut State Museum Of Natural History, 2019 Hillside Road, Mansfield, CT

The Nightshade Family (Solanaceae) of plants is both socially and historically important. After the grasses (rice, wheat, and maize) and the bean family (common beans, soybeans, lentils, and chickpeas) the Nightshades have contributed more to influence food across the globe than any other group. Join Dr. Gregory Anderson for this illustrated review of the Nightshade family.

Fairs/Festivals

10:00 am

Winterfest Craft Show at Raspberry Junction

Winterfest Craft Show at Raspberry Junction; Raspberry Junction, 417 Norwich-Westerly Road (Rt. 2), North Stonington, CT , 06359

Please join us Sunday, December 4th from 10am - 3pm for our first Winterfest Craft Show. We will have items from over 40 artists, crafters, and vendors. The show will also feature fresh Christmas trees, wreaths, activities for kids, face painting, food, and a visit from Santa!

Kids/Family

11:00 am

Clara's Tea Party

Clara's Tea Party; Mystic Dance Palace, 325 Mistuxet Ave, Stonington, CT , 06378

The Ultimate holiday gift! You are invited to a private party with Clara and her Prince at their palace. Serving tea and treats from the Land of Sweets, guests will hear the story of the Nutcracker, make a Snow King/Queen crown, learn a special “Nutcracker” dance, lead by Clara, and meet the characters of “A Mystic Nutcracker” Bring your camera!

Tickets & Times
Tickets are $20 per guest, advance purchase is necessary as seating is limited, and are available for sale online at mysticballet.org or by calling the box office at 860.536-3671.
Parties are Sunday Dec 4 &11, from 11:00am to noon at the Mystic Dance Palace, 325 Mistuxet Ave. Stonington.

8:00 am

Breakfast with Santa

Oakdale, 444 CHAPEL HILL RD, OAKDALE , CT , 06370

$9, $5 ages 4-12, $7 seniors; 860-859-0502.

3:00 pm

Madison - "Dear Santa"....a letter writing workshop

RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT , 06443

We will work to help children articulate a nice letter to Santa, address their envelope and send off to the North Pole! Children will be encouraged to think about saying thank you to Santa, talk about what it means to give, and of course consider why they should be on Santa’s nice list!

This event is free but pre-registration is required as seats are limited. Call the store to reserve your seat! Recommended for ages 4 to 8, but all believer's are welcome!

8:00 am

Breakfast with Santa

Gardner Lake Vol. Fire Company, 429 Old Colchester Road (Route 354), Salem, CT , 06420

Come down and have breakfast with Santa Clause. Serving: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and beverages. **Every child will go home with a FREE picture taken with Santa.**

Misc. Events

1:00 pm

Branford Historical Society Holiday Open House

Branford Historical Society Holiday Open House , 124 Main St. Branford, Branford, CT , 06405

THE BRANFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO AN OPEN HOUSE AT HARRISON HOUSE 124 MAIN STREET BRANFORD ON SUNDAY,
DECEMBER 4, 2011 1-3:30 PM FOR AN ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON OF
HOME-BAKED SWEETS, MULLED PUNCH,A RAFFLE AND ENTERTAINMENT BY
BOB WOOD, CLASSICAL GUITARIST. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THIS FREE GATHERING. Call 468-5433 FOR MORE INFORMATION

6:00 pm

Bring Your Pets to Visit Santa

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT

The four-legged members of the family are invited to join the holiday fun at Crystal Mall and have their own turn on Santa’s lap; (860) 442-8501.

6:00 pm

International Creche Display

Madison Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 275 Warpas Rd., Madison, CT , 06443

International Creche Display:
Enjoy A Christmas Open House featuring Nativity Scenes from over 200 countries
Plus a Broadcast with a Christmas Message & Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

2:30 pm

Madison - COFFEE & LATKES HOLIDAY HAPPENING

EC Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, , 06443

Members of Shoreline Hadassah invite you to help celebrate HADASSAH's Centennial, the largest jewish women's philanthropic org in the world. Have a nosh and schmooze with friends as you meet Tim Houlton of ZEN ROASTERS who will introduce 'coffee so good you can drink it black.' Coffee available for puchase. Open to the public. RSVP Andrea Kaye (203)506-3567 or kaye.andrea6@sbcglobal.net

11:00 am

Diana - A Celebration

Foxwoods Resort Casino-Great Cedar Exhibition Area, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., North Stonington, CT

Direct from the Althorp Estate in England comes an award-winning exhibition featuring more than 150 personal objects celebrating the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, including her royal wedding gown, 28 designer dresses, family heirlooms, personal mementos, and rare home movies. This will be the only Northeastern engagement.

Music

4:00 pm

Shoreline Ringers Christmas Concert

Shoreline Ringers Christmas Concert; Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT

The Shoreline Ringers, a Community Handbell Choir from southeastern Connecticut, rings 5 octaves of handbells and 5 1/2 octaves of handchies. They present a program of challenging and entertaining handbell music in their Holiday Concert Series. Come and enjoy a musical evening with these talented ringers. For a preview and information about Shoreline Ringers visit their website: www.shorelineringers.org

4:00 pm

Yale Jazz Ensemble at the GPSCY

Yale Jazz Ensemble at the GPSCY; Graduate and Professional Student Center at Yale, 204 York St, New Haven, CT , 06511

The Yale Jazz Ensemble, directed by Thomas C. Duffy, will play two cabaret-style jazz shows featuring the music of Rosamonde Safier, Juilliard pianist and a composer of words and music for 1930s Tin Pan Alley hits that were sung by, among others, Rudy Vallee, Yale Class of 1927. Featuring Redhot & Blue vocalists Hannah Loeb ’12 and Melinda Paul ’12. Additional music by Count Basie, Earle Hagen, and Duke Ellington.Two separate shows - 4:00-6:00pm and 8:00-10:00pm

5:30 pm

Benefit Concert, "Dawn of a New Day"

Ivoryton Congregational Church, 57 Main Street , Ivoryton,, CT

in support of friend Dawn Swope, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The founders of The Sustenance Project, in conjunction with superb guest musical artists, will be presenting a silent auction and concert of vocal solos and ensembles ranging from classical to contemporary. Musical guests include graduates of the Yale Opera Program, The Hartt School of Music, and The New England Conservatory. They have performed with such companies as The Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas, Hartford Opera Theatre, Opera Theater of CT., and many more.
Admission is free, but there will be an opportunity to make donations that will be used to help Dawn and her family during her remaining treatments.

2:00 pm

Christmas Concert with the Noank-Mystic Community Band

St. Patrick Church Hall , East Main Street , Mystic, CT

sponsored by Daughters of Isabella #796; free; all welcome; (860) 857-1600.

4:00 pm

Sacred Music Concert

First Congregational Church of Lebanon, 588 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT , 06249

Sacred Music Concert performed by several local church choirs (First Baptist Church of Lebanon, Goshen Congregational Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, and the First Congregational Church of Lebanon). Opening anthem "Agnus Dei" will be directed by Molly Lathrop, Choir Director and Organist from The First Baptist Church of Lebanon, accompanied by Derek Waldron. Closing anthem "Praise His Holy Name" will be directed by Derek Waldron and accompanied by Molly Lathrop. Join us for this wonderful concert as we enter the Advent season.

Sports

1:00 pm

Yoga Mini Retreat (all levels) with Alan Franzi

Yoga Mini Retreat (all levels) with Alan Franzi; Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Give yourself this opportunity to deepen the foundation of a happier and healthier holiday season with this annual Holiday Yoga mini retreat! Here the overwhelming sense of present obligations and the residue of past stressors can give way to renewed anticipation and invigoration. Enjoy the release and healing of physical tensions and those deep stressors that can erode our enjoyment of this time of year.

Classic Yoga and meditation practices as well as practical energetic breath experiences will be integrated to help and support you in your journey to cut free of those physical, emotional and energetic aspects of holiday stress and tension. With this growing freedom you may now enhance your innate inner resources of vitality, strength, flexibility, balance and calm.

Stage/Theater

8:00 pm

Krapp's Last Tape

Long Wharf Theatre, 227 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT

starring Brian Dennehy

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