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Satur­day, Dec. 8 ODDFELLOWS’ ANTIGONE: Oddfellows Play­house Teen Reper­tory Com­pany present Sopho­cles’ drama “Antigone” at the Oddfellows Play­house, 128 Washington St., Middletown, Nov. 29Dec. 7-8, 7:30 p.m. Tick­ets $15 adults, $8 stu­dents. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to pur­chase tick­ets, go to www.oddfellows.org or call 860-347-6143. HOL­I­DAY CON­CERT: Com­mu­nity Mu­sic School’s Hol­i­day Con­cert, 2 p.m., Dec. 8, Val­ley Re­gional High School’s au­di­to­rium. Free and open to the pub­lic, this com­mu­nity-wide an­nual event brings to­gether fac­ulty and stu­dents to per­form vo­cal and in­stru­men­tal hol­i­day fa­vorites. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cm­sct.org or call CMS at 860-7670026. WESLEYAN POTTERS SHOW, SALE:

“Cel­e­brat­ing 70 Years of Cre­at­ing” Wesleyan Potters’ An­nual Ex­hibit & Sale, opens Nov. 23-Dec. 9, Satur­day-Thurs­day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri­days, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at 350 South Main St., Middletown. Fine arts and crafts in­clud­ing pot­tery, jew­elry, sculp­ture, fiber arts, wood, pa­per crafts and pho­tog­ra­phy. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-347-5925, or wes­leyan­pot­ters.com. HOL­I­DAY ON MAIN: Middletown’s 33rd An­nual Hol­i­day on Main Street pre­sented by Pratt & Whit­ney, con­tin­ues Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For com­plete in­for­ma­tion, go to www.Hol­i­day­onMain.com

STORY TIME: Story Time with Mrs. Claus at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. Miss Elaine will don her ker­chief to read a hol­i­day story time with Mrs. Claus. Open to all, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. PAINT­ING THE MOD­ERN GAR­DEN:

Ex­hi­bi­tion On Screen’s film, Paint­ing The Mod­ern Gar­den: Monet To Matisse, free, 4 p.m. Nov. 27 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, Es­sex Li­brary, 33 West Ave. fo­cus on the rise of the mod­ern gar­den in pop­u­lar cul­ture. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

FES­TI­VAL OF TREES: The Sixth An­nual Fes­ti­val of Trees free hol­i­day event at the Stone House: 245 Main Street, Deep River, will be held Dec. 8, 3-8 p.m. and Dec. 9, 12-3 p.m. The Car­riage and Stone Houses will be dec­o­rated and open for view­ing with trees de­signed by non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions in Deep River. Visit and vote for your fa­vorite tree; win­ners will be dis­played Sun­day. SHORE­LINE THE­ATER SHOW: Stu­dents from the Shore­line Ac­tors Col­lec­tive present “Once on This Is­land,” Dec. 7, 8, 9, at the group’s new home, the Academy build­ing, 61 East Main St., Clin­ton. ad­vance tick­ets en­cour­aged; $20 each. To re­serve, go to https://kidzkon­nec­tion.reg­fox.com/tick­ets-for-once-on­this-is­land. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-227-2363, email shore­lin­e­ac­torscol­lec­[email protected] or visit www.shore­lin­e­ac­torscol­lec­tive.org.

EPOCH ARTS THE­ATER: “Stoops,” an orig­i­nal Epoch Arts the­ater pro­duc­tion, pre­sented Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m at the arts cen­ter, 27 Skin­ner St., East Hamp­ton. Tick­ets $8. Re­serve by call­ing 860-3650337 or email el­iz­a­[email protected] The pro­duc­tion is an orig­i­nal play writ­ten by Epoch the­ater stu­dents

HOL­I­DAY STUFF SWAP: Swap your Stuff: Hol­i­day Style. All who do­nated hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions and sea­sonal craft sup­plies at the Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad St., Middletown, re­ceive an ‘early bird ticket’ to browse the do­na­tions Satur­day, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. From 10-11:30 a.m., all are wel­come to take what they can use, do­nate or not. Good qual­ity items only, no larger than 2’ by 3’. No trees.

MITTEN DRIVE: the Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad St., Middletown, is col­lect­ing new mit­tens, gloves, scarves, hats, and warm socks of all sizes for distri­bu­tion to var­i­ous com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions, through Dec. 12 . Look for the bin in the lobby. GALLERY SHOW: Spec­trum Gallery Ex­hibit, Myths, Fairy Tales and Fan­tasies!, con­tin­ues until Jan. 13. For hours and other in­for­ma­tion visit www.spec­tru­mart­gallery.org or call 860-767-0742.

HOL­I­DAY TOY DRIVE: The Clin­ton Po­lice Depart­ment and Clin­ton So­cial Ser­vices’ Clin­ton Hol­i­day Toy Drive con­tin­ues to Dec. 13. Drop off an un­wrapped toy at the main lobby of Clin­ton Po­lice Head­quar­ters, lo­cated at 170 East Main St., Clin­ton, Milone Chi­ro­prac­tic Cen­ter, 69 East Main St., and Scot­tish Dave’s Pub, 24 East Main St. Gifts for all ages are needed — don’t for­get teenagers.

READ AND PLAY: We Read. We Play, meets Dec. 8, 10 a.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad St., Middletown. Meet new friends and learn to­gether in this in­clu­sive play­group. For chil­dren ages 24-48 months. Drop-in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. AFRICAN AMER­I­CANS IN CHIL­DREN’S LIT: African Amer­i­cans in Chil­dren’s Lit­er­a­ture, with Wil­liam Fos­ter III, De. 8, 1 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad St., Middletown. Fos­ter will speak to the sig­nif­i­cant role chil­dren's lit­er­a­ture plays in the lives of chil­dren of all races, and share his ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of chil­dren's books. Drop in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. STORY TIME WITH MRS. CLAUS:

Story Time with Mrs. Claus at the Deep River Li­brary, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. Open to all, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

STUFF A CRUISER: Stuff a Cruiser at the West­brook Out­lets, front park­ing lot, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop­pers are in­vited to help fill a po­lice cruiser with new and gen­tly used ap­parel.

GUILD MEM­BER SHOW: Art Guild of Middletown’s sev­enth an­nual mem­ber show, Port­land Li­brary, until Jan. 1. Open­ing re­cep­tion, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. Judged by artist Jack Mont­meat. Pub­lic is wel­come and ad­mis­sion is free. CHRIST­MAS TEA, FAIR: First Church of Christ, Con­gre­ga­tional, 499 Town St., East Haddam, holds its an­nual Christ­mas Tea & Chil­dren’s Fair, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Santa ar­rives at 10 a.m.for pho­tos. Penny-Wise gift shop is just for chil­dren. White Ele­phant Sale, cook­ies by the pound, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit East Haddam Fuel and Food Banks. PETE THE CAT STO­RIES: Pete the Cat Story Time fea­tur­ing Pete the Cat, 11 a.m., Dec. 8, free. Wesleyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store, 413 Main St., Middletown. De­tails at www.wes­leyan­r­jju­lia.com or call 860685-3939. WREATH SALE: For­got­ten Fe­lines Hol­i­day Wreath Sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8, 153 Horse Hill Road, West­brook. Bal­sam and mixed green wreaths for sale in var­i­ous sizes, swags, kiss­ing balls, bas­kets and logs with greens, cen­ter­pieces, stock­ing stuffers, nov­elty gift items and hol­i­day hang­ing bas­kets. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 860-669-1347.

TRI-CON­TI­NEN­TAL TRIO: The But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 605 Main St., Middletown, presents The Tri Con­ti­nen­tial Trio, fea­tur­ing Guillermo Gre­go­rio, Ro­man Lopez and Joe Fonda, Dec. 8, 8 p.m Tick­ets $15. Re­serve at www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-3474957. VI­SION BOARD WORK­SHOP: The But­ton­wood Tree presents a Vi­sion Board Work­shop with Flo, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m., $15 in­cludes all sup­plies. Reser­va­tions are sug­gested. Visit www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-347-4957.

HOL­I­DAY CON­CERT: Fac­ulty and stu­dents of Com­mu­nity Mu­sic School present a Hol­i­day Con­cert, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Val­ley Re­gional High School’s au­di­to­rium. Free and open to the pub­lic. Sun­day, Dec. 9 FES­TI­VAL OF TREES: The Sixth An­nual Fes­ti­val of Trees free hol­i­day event at the Stone House: 245 Main St., Deep River, will be held Dec. 9, noon-3 p.m. The Car­riage and Stone Houses will be dec­o­rated and open for view­ing with trees de­signed by non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions in Deep River. Visit and vote for your fa­vorite tree; win­ners will be dis­played Sun­day.

SUN­DAY WORSHIP: Worship with Eucharist 9 a.m.; Sun­day School, Adult Ed. on For­give­ness,10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on 300 Washington St., Middletown. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.faithel­camid­dle­town.org. SHORE­LINE THE­ATER SHOW: Stu­dents from the Shore­line Ac­tors Col­lec­tive

present “Once on This Is­land,” Dec. 9, at the group’s new home, the Academy build­ing, 61 East Main St., Clin­ton. ad­vance tick­ets en­cour­aged; $20 each. To re­serve, go to https://kidzkon­nec­tion.reg­fox.com/tick­ets-for-once-on­this-is­land. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-227-2363, email shore­lin­e­ac­torscol­lec­[email protected] or visit www.shore­lin­e­ac­torscol­lec­tive.org.

MITTEN DRIVE: the Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad St., Middletown, is col­lect­ing new mit­tens, gloves, scarves, hats, and warm socks of all sizes for distri­bu­tion to var­i­ous com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions, through Dec. 12 . Look for the bin in the lobby. GALLERY SHOW: Spec­trum Gallery Ex­hibit, Myths, Fairy Tales and Fan­tasies!, con­tin­ues until Jan. 13. For hours and other in­for­ma­tion visit www.spec­tru­mart­gallery.org or call 860-767-0742.

PIANO CON­CERT: Im­mi­grant Artist Se­ries Con­cert: Pian­ist Alex Nakhi­movsky, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad St., Middletown. Nakhi­movsky is a ver­sa­tile jazz and clas­si­cal artist who came to the U.S. from Rus­sia in 1978. Free. Drop in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

OPEN STU­DIOS: I-Park Open Stu­dios wel­comes visitors Dec. 9, 1 p.m. at I-Park, 428 Hop­y­ard Road, East Haddam. For de­tails vsit i-park.org, call 860-8732468, or write [email protected]

YULE BOOK FLOOD: The sec­ond an­nual Jo­labokaflod ("YO-LA-BOK-A-FLOT) at Henry Carter Hull Li­brary. Through De­cem­ber, cel­e­brate the Ice­landic "Yule Book Flood" tra­di­tion of giv­ing books and choco­late dur­ing the win­ter hol­i­days. Buy any $2 book at the book sale­and get a free gourmet Lindt Choco­late Truf­fle. Spon­sored by Lindt Choco­late Shop at Clin­ton Cross­ing Pre­mium Out­lets. OPEN HOUSE, HOL­I­DAY MAR­KET:

Dud­ley Farm open house and hol­i­day mar­kets will be held Dec. 9, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the farm, 2351 Durham Road, Guil­ford. Carol­ing, ven­dors, or­ganic food and drink. Learn more at www.dud­ley­farm.com, or call 203-457-0770. Face­book: Dud­ley Farm Mu­seum or Dud­ley Farm Farm­ers’ Mar­ket WESLEYAN POTTERS SHOW, SALE:

“Cel­e­brat­ing 70 Years of Cre­at­ing” Wesleyan Potters' An­nual Ex­hibit & Sale, opens Dec. 9, at 350 South Main St., Middletown. Fine arts and crafts in­clud­ing pot­tery, jew­elry, sculp­ture, fiber arts, wood, pa­per crafts and pho­tog­ra­phy. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-3475925, or wes­leyan­pot­ters.com.

CHRIST­MAS PROCESSION: Deep River Con­gre­ga­tional Church will spon­sor a Christ­mas Procession down Main Street, the Las Posadas Pa­rade, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. It will be led by Mary and Joseph and their don­key in the style of the 400-year-old Mex­i­can tra­di­tion. Meet at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary to be­gin. Visit www.deep­rivercc.org for more in­for­ma­tion, call 860-526-5045 or email: of­[email protected] COAST GUARD QUINTET: The Ge­orge Flynn Clas­si­cal Con­certs present the Coast Guard Quintet with a hol­i­day pro­gram, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. at An­drews Town Hall, Main Street/Route 1, Clin­ton. Free, tick­ets re­quired.Send a self-ad­dressed stamped en­ve­lope to Ge­orge Flynn Clas­si­cal Con­certs, P.O. Box 473, Clin­ton, CT 06413, or call 860-669-1208 and leave a name, phone num­ber and the amount of tick­ets re­quired and they will be saved for pickup the day of the per­for­mance. CHRIST­MAS CON­CERT: Saint Lawrence Church, 7 Hem­lock Drive, Killing­worth, hosts its an­nual Christ­mas Con­cert Dec. 9, 2 p.m. with car­ols, songs by the adult choir, in­stru­men­tals, vo­cal­ists, and re­fresh­ments. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact st­[email protected]­hoo.com or visit st­lawrencechurch.com. SHORE­LINE SOUL CON­CERT: “Mu­sic at the Meet­ing­house” presents “Shore­line Soul” in a Hol­i­day Gospel Con­cert di­rected by pro­fes­sional record­ing artist, An­gela Clem­mons, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. at First Con­gre­ga­tional Church on the green, 26 Meet­ing­house Lane, Madi­son. A free-will of­fer­ing will be gath­ered for the church’s Pipe or­gan restora­tion. Doors open 2:30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 203-619-1415.

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