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20-21, 27-28. CIR­CUS TRAIN AT ES­SEX STEAM TRAIN.

21. CHARLES W. MOR­GAN LAUNCH AT MYS­TIC SEA­PORT,

21. AN­NUAL ICE CREAM, BLUEBERRY & BLUE­GRASS BASH AT FORT HILL FARMS,

25. FRIENDS OF FORT TRUM­BULL,

26. 9-TEEN,

26-28. “KING OF BEASTS AE­SOP’S FA­BLES,”

Vis­i­tors will ride aboard the Cir­cus Train to reach the mid­way and big top shows. Ex­pe­ri­ence the thrills of an Ac­ro­bat Show in the “Big Top Tent” and laugh along with a “Punch & Judy” pup­pet show. Par­take in amuse­ment rides, have fun with clowns, and en­joy our pet­ting zoo, live en­ter­tain­ment and cir­cus food. This unique event brings a his­toric cir­cus train to life, and of­fers a fun fam­ily event right in the Con­necti­cut River Val­ley. 1 Rail­road Ave., Es­sex. es­sexsteam­train.com; (860) 767-0103.

2 p.m. Af­ter an ex­ten­sive restora­tion last­ing more than five years, the 1841 whale ship Charles W. Mor­gan – a National His­toric Land­mark and Amer­ica’s old­est com­mer­cial ves­sel – will be launched into the Mys­tic River. This will be a big event cel­e­brat­ing a new stage in the Mor­gan’s his­tory and the be­gin­ning of prepa­ra­tions to take her back to sea on a cer­e­mo­nial 38th voy­age in the spring and sum­mer of 2014. 75 Green­manville Ave., Mys­tic. www.mys­tic­sea­port.org; (860) 572-0711.

1-4 p.m., Thomp­son. Cel­e­brate national ice cream month at this sum­mer event that fea­tures com­pli­men­tary sam­plings of the lat­est fla­vors of The Farmer’s Cow ice cream, topped with fresh blue­ber­ries from Fort Hill Farm and The Farmer’s Cow fresh whipped cream. Lis­ten to live blue­grass mu­sic, tour the award-win­ning quin­tes­sen­tial gar­dens, en­joy a wagon ride around the fields, and meet the calves that will grow up to join the herd as the next gen­er­a­tion of The Farmer’s Cow milk­ing cows. Free. 260 Quad­dick Road. www.TheFarm­er­sCow.com; (866) 355-COWS.

7-8:30 p.m., Fort Trum­bull Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 90 Wal­bach St., New Lon­don. A panel dis­cus­sion of the Bat­tle of Ston­ing­ton by mem­bers of the Ston­ing­ton His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

6:30 p.m., Wash­ing­ton Park, Mitchell and Merid­ian streets, Gro­ton. Con­certs in the Park Se­ries. Free; (860) 446-4129.

a mu­si­cal by Co­me­dian Bob

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