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1-19. CHRIST­MAS­TIME TEAS. at the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum, Tues­days–Satur­days, at 3 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $30. This year’s teas are be­ing pre­sented by Ch­ester’s River Tav­ern, known for their use of lo­cally grown prod­ucts. Fea­tur­ing farm fresh sa­vories and sweets, and ac­com­pa­nied by “Miss Florence’s tea,” a spe­cial blend from Sun­dial Gar­dens. the fee in­cludes ad­mis­sion to the mu­seum and a dis­count coupon in the mu­seum shop. Reser­va­tions are re­quired and can be made at florencegris­woldmu­seum.org or (860)434-5542 x 111. 1 THE LEE DUO. Cel­list Kangho Lee and pi­anist Minyoung Lee per­form works by Beethoven, Brit­ten and Rach­mani­noff at 7:30 p.m. at the Jor­gensen Cen­ter, Uni­ver­sity of Con­necti­cut. A con­cert talk be­gins at 6:45 p.m. Or­der on­line at jor­gensen. uconn.edu or call (860)486-4226. 4 MUNCHKIN MORN­ING WITH SANTA. From 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Mys­tic Aquar­ium, be­fore the aquar­ium opens to the pub­lic, the event in­cludes win­terthemed ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts (geared to­ward chil­dren ages 2 to 5), a pen­guin story and a visit from one of the aquar­ium’s African pen­guins. Santa will stop by to take pho­tos with the kids. Tick­ets: adult mem­bers,$12; chil­dren, $8. Non-mem­bers: adults, $15; chil­dren, $10. Chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired. (860)572-5955. ext. 520 or visit www. mys­ti­caquar­ium.org.

A fes­tive gath­er­ing of UConn a cap­pella en­sem­bles and the sen­sa­tional Bos­ton group, Five O’Clock Shadow, at Jor­gensen Cen­ter, Uni­ver­sity of Con­necti­cut. 7:30 p.m. Or­der on­line at jor­gensen.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-4226. 4 CAN­DLE­LIGHT DESSERT. Two seat­ings, 6 and 7:30 p.m., where vis­i­tors can dine on treats made by mem­bers of the First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Deep River, 1 Church St. $6. For tick­ets, email of­fice.drcc@snet.net or call the church of­fice from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day at (860) 5265045. 5-6, 19-20 BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA. At the Mys­tic Aquar­ium from 8 to noon. Gather the fam­ily for a morn­ing of fes­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, games, a full break­fast buf­fet by Ocean Blue Ca­ter­ing and visit with Santa be­fore the aquar­ium opens to the pub­lic. For a fee, pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers will take pho­tos with Santa. Ac­tiv­i­ties are geared to­ward chil­dren ages 10 and un­der. Tick­ets are $12. Non-mem­bers must also pay aquar­ium ad­mis­sion. Chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired. visit mys­ti­caquar­ium.org or call (860) 572-5955 ext. 520. 5 HOL­I­DAY CAR­NI­VAL. Beginning at noon at Olde Mi­stick Vil­lage. Hayrides with Santa, com­edy jug­glers and a fes­tive brass band. www.oldemi­stickvil­lage.com or (860) 536-4941.

Do 5 CEL­E­BRA­TION OF LIGHTS & SONG. From noon to 6 p.m. Bring your dog to the Pooch Pa­rade and help kick off the sea­son by lead­ing Santa to the fes­tiv­i­ties. Lo­cal stu­dent choral groups and chil­dren of all ages wel­come him to down­town New Lon­don’s His­toric Water­front District. Fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude en­ter­tain­ment, vis­its with Santa, cookie dec­o­rat­ing, story telling, or­na­ment mak­ing and pro­fes­sional ice carv­ings, fol­lowed by the tree lighting and carol­ing. Don’t miss East­ern Con­necti­cut Bal­let’s preview of The Nutcracker per­formed in store­front win­dows and DNLA’s Fes­ti­val of Trees auc­tion. Visit www.newlon­don­main­street.org or call (860)444-2489. 5 NEW YORK BUS TRIP. The Con­necti­cut Col­lege Depart­ment of Art His­tory has ar­ranged for five bus trips to New York for the 2009-10 aca­demic year. The bus leaves the cam­pus at 8 a.m., and leaves New York at 8 p.m. $40 for the gen­eral pub­lic. For in­for­ma­tion email darad@con­ncoll.edu or call (860)439-2740. 5 BOS­TON POPS WIN­TER GALA. At 8 p.m. at Jor­gensen Cen­ter, Uni­ver­sity of Con­necti­cut. Keith Lock­hart leads the Bos­ton Pops Es­planade Or­ches­tra through mod­ern hol­i­day clas­sics and time­less car­ols. Or­der on­line at jor­gensen.uconn. edu or call (860)486-4226. 5 YE OLDE ENGLISH CHRIST­MAS FAIRE. your Christ­mas shop­ping at the First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Deep River, 1 Church St. Dec­o­rated booths filled with home­made dec­o­ra­tions, candy, pies, cakes, wreaths, toys, games and knit­ted and cro­cheted items. Stop by the Coun­try Kitchen and take home some seafood bisque or loaves of bread. Visit the Rein­deer Restau­rant for break­fast or lunch. The Faire is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For tick­ets, call the church of­fice from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Email of­fice.drcc@snet.net or call (860) 526-5045. 6 WIN­TER­FEST. 14th an­nual pa­rade starts at Chelsea Pa­rade Grounds at 1 p.m. and pro­ceeds through down­town Nor­wich. Float tro­phies will be awarded. (860) 889-0754. 6 CHRIST­MAS CON­CERT. A 6 p.m. con­cert at First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Deep River, 1 Church St., fea­tur­ing Pi­anist Bill Groth. A re­cep­tion fol­lows. Adults, $10; chil­dren ages 6-12, $5; chil­dren un­der 6, free. For tick­ets, email of­fice. drcc@snet.net or call call the church of­fice from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day at (860) 5265045. 6 MAKE WE JOY. A com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion of the Win­ter Sol­stice at Con­necti­cut Col­lege’s Harkness Chapel. This event with mu­sic, dance and drama, in­cludes com­mu­nity tal­ent from many back­grounds and cul­tures. Ad­mis­sion is free; do­na­tions are ac­cepted. Per­for­mances at 4 and 7 p.m. Seat­ing is lim­ited, so ar­rive early. Email lamcg@con­ncoll.edu or call (860)439-2450. 7 CON­NECTI­CUT COL­LEGE JAZZ EN­SEM­BLE IN CON­CERT. 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cum­mings Arts Cen­ter, un­der di­rec­tion of Gary But­tery. $5, gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $3, stu­dents and se­niors. Email tawis@con­ncoll.edu or call (860) 439-2720. 10 CON­NECTI­CUT COL­LEGE PER­CUS­SION EN­SEM­BLE AND THE NEW MU­SIC EN­SEM­BLE IN CON­CERT. 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cum­mings Arts Cen­ter, un­der di­rec­tion of Peter Jarvis. $5, gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $3, stu­dents and se­niors. Email tawis@ con­ncoll.edu or call (860) 439-2720. 11 FES­TI­VAL OF LIGHTS. 5 p.m. at Olde Mi­stick Vil­lage. Mu­sic, in­clud­ing a string band, and other fes­tive ac­tiv­i­ties. (860) 536-4941 or www.oldemi­stickvil­lage.com. 12 5TH AN­NUAL CON­NECTI­CUT COL­LEGE KIDS JUDGE NEU­RO­SCIENCE FAIR. Chil­dren from the lo­cal com­mu­nity are in­vited to see demon­stra­tions, crafts and games that Con­necti­cut Col­lege stu­dents have de­vel­oped to teach about brain func­tion­ing in a sci­ence fair for­mat. Kids are the judges of the col­lege stu­dents’ demon­stra­tions. 10 a.m to 2 p.m., Room 1941, Crozier-Wil­liams Cen­ter. Email jasch@con­ncoll.edu or call (860) 4392036. 12, 13 “THE NUTCRACKER.” Per­formed by East­ern Con­necti­cut Bal­let, un­der new Artis­tic Di­rec­tor, Glo­ria Govrin. Mem­bers of the East­ern Con­necti­cut Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, di­rected by Ju­lian Pel­li­cano, will pro­vide full and rich sup­port for the dancers. The Gris­wold High School Cham­ber Choir will lend their voices to the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and en­ter­tain au­di­ence mem­bers in the lobby. An 11 a.m. per­for­mance has been added for young chil­dren. An­other seat­ing at 4 p.m. at the Garde Arts Cen­ter. Dis­counts avail­able for mil­i­tary fam­i­lies, groups, se­niors and stu­dents. Visit www. gardearts.org or call (860)4447373. 13 SINGING IN THE GALLERY. Come en­joy the joy­ful sound of the Co Co Beaux, Con­necti­cut Col­lege´s fa­mous all-male a cap­pella group. Now in their 30th year, this group will de­light young and old alike with their spir­ited tal­ent of shar­ing beau­ti­ful mu­sic, laugh­ter and good times. WWW. florencegris­woldmu­seum.org or 860-434-5542. 13 CON­NECTI­CUT COL­LEGE CON­CERT BAND. Evans Hall, 7 p.m., Cum­mings Arts Cen­ter, un­der di­rec­tion of Gary But­tery. $5, gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $3, stu­dents and se­niors. Email tawis@con­ncoll. edu or call (860) 439-2720. 14 TEDDY BEAR TEA PAR­TIES. Share the ex­cite­ment of the hol­i­days with your lit­tle ones at th­ese fun Teddy Bear Tea Par­ties. En­joy sto­ries and crafts, yummy FUNwiches and treats. Chil­dren can bring their fa­vorite stuffed an­i­mal. 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. $14 per pair (child and adult), ex­tra peo­ple $7. Reser­va­tions re­quired and can be made at florencegris­woldmu­seum.org or 860-434-5542 x 111. 15 CON­NECTI­CUT COL­LEGE OR­CHES­TRA CON­CERT. Evans Hall, 7 p.m., Cum­mings Arts Cen­ter, un­der di­rec­tion of Anthea Kre­ston and Ja­son Duck­les. $5, gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $3, stu­dents and se­niors. (860) 439-2720 or email tawis@con­ncoll.edu 16 CHRIST­MAS VES­PERS. A can­dle­light ser­vice of lessons and car­ols, a hol­i­day tra­di­tion at Con­necti­cut Col­lege since 1917. 4:30 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Email lamcg@con­ncoll.edu or call (860) 439-2450.

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