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15 MU­SIC AND ME­DIA. The United States Coast Guard Cham­ber Play­ers presents Mu­sic and Me­dia, a per­for­mance fea­tur­ing live per­form­ers in con­cert with both vis­ual and au­dio me­dia, at 2 p.m., in Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New Lon­don. Mu­sic and Me­dia is about the in­ter­ac­tion of live soloists with elec­tronic me­dia in mu­sic, en­com­pass­ing a wide va­ri­ety of styles. The con­cert is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion call (860)701-6826, 22 FREE CON­CERT. The United States Coast Guard Band presents “A Windy City Preview,” at 2 p.m., at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New Lon­don. The con­cert serves as a preview for the band’s De­cem­ber ap­pear­ance in Chicago for the Mid­west Clinic, one of the most highly re­garded con­fer­ences for per­form­ing mu­si­cians, ed­u­ca­tors and stu­dents. The con­cert in­cludes no­table clas­si­cal selections from three cen­turies of mu­sic, in­clud­ing works by Richard Wagner and Sergei Prokofiev. The con­cert is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion call (860)701-6826, band. 20 2ND AN­NUAL SPIR­ITS OF SHAR­ING. A wine and beer tast­ing and si­lent auc­tion, 7-9 p.m., at Smith’s Acres (4 West Main St., Niantic). Hot and cold hors d’oeu­vres will be served as well as a va­ri­ety of fine wines and beers. A keep­sake wine glass will also be given to each at­tendee. Ben­e­fits the lo­cal Care & Share or­ga­ni­za­tion. Tick­ets, $25. Mer­maid Liquors, (860) 739-2300; Smith’s Acres, (860) 691-0528; or Care & Share, (860) 7398502. 20-Feb. 14 16th AN­NUAL HOL­I­DAY TRAIN SHOW. A yearly hol­i­day tra­di­tion, the show fea­tures an op­er­at­ing model rail­road with all the bells and whis­tles. In­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Con­necti­cut River Mu­seum, Es­sex. www.ctriver­mu­ or call (860) 767-8269. 21-Jan.10. MAGIC OF CHRIST­MAS. En­joy fan­tasy trees at the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum, along with Miss Florence’s Artist Tree, a his­tor­i­cally ac­cu­rate rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Christ­mas in the main house. A group of tal­ented de­sign­ers and artists lav­ishly dec­o­rate Fan­tasy Trees in­spired by the ex­hi­bi­tion “Call of the Coast.” Then, newly painted pal­ettes added this year to Miss Florence’s Artist Tree brings the num­ber to over 100 pieces of art­work do­nated by artists from all over the coun­try. The main floor of the house evokes the home­spun prepa­ra­tions for a fes­tive 1910 Christ­mas in a board­ing­house for artists. www.florenceGris­woldMu­ or call (860)434-5542. 21-22 NUTCRACKER ON ICE. 12th an­nual event hosted by the Nor­wich Fig­ure Skat­ing Club, held at the Nor­wich Mu­nic­i­pal Ice Rink. Shows at 5 p.m. Satur­day and 4 p.m. Sun­day. $12, re­serve seat­ing; $10, gen­eral seat­ing; chil­dren un­der 12 and se­niors for gen­eral seat­ing, $8. www.nor­ or call (860) 608-4351. 22 NOVEM­BER CLAS­SI­CAL CON­CERT. Per­formed by the Cho­rus of Westerly. Shows at 4 and 6 p.m. of Mozart’s “Mass in C Mi­nor.” visit www.cho­ru­sofwest­ or call (401) 596-8663. 27 MEET WITH SANTA. Santa vis­its the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can en­joy horse-drawn car­riage rides with Santa for $2 per rider. Af­ter, make a hol­i­day craft in the ed­u­ca­tion cen­ter. www.florencegris­woldmu­ or call (860)434-5542. 27 2ND NIGHT. A dress-to-im­press ben­e­fit for The Gemma E. Mo­ran Food Cen­ter in New Lon­don. Lo­cal play­wrights’ one-act plays. En­joy the­ater, art, fash­ion, mu­sic, dessert, wine and cof­fee bar. 8-10 p.m. Tick­ets, $20 in ad­vance; $25 at the door. (860)443-3786. 27 LIGHT UP CITY HALL. 18th an­nual il­lu­mi­na­tion of Nor­wich City Hall with a visit from Santa and carol singing, beginning at 5 p.m. Also, horse-drawn wagon rides, vo­cal­ists, ven­tril­o­quists and free re­fresh­ments. (860) 889-0754. 27-28 SANTA TO THE STARS. Brady White, a.k.a. “Santa to the Stars,” is one of Amer­ica’s most sought af­ter San­tas. He greets chil­dren from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meet­ing House at Olde Mi­stick Vil­lage. www.oldemi­stickvil­ or (860)536-4941. 27-28 MYS­TIC SEA­PORT FIELD DAYS. With tra­di­tional 19th cen­tury games on the Vil­lage Green, in­clud­ing wagon rides, hot cider and rol­lick­ing songs of the sea. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.mys­tic­sea­ or call (860) 572-5315.

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