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The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

Satur­day, Dec. 8

FREEZIN’ FOR A REA­SON: The 7th An­nual Freezin' for a Rea­son Sleep-out will be held Dec. 14 at the green at East End Park, Win­sted. Spend the en­tire night with com­mu­nity lead­ers, while shin­ing a light on the per­sis­tent is­sue of home­less fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als and raise funds for the Win­sted Y Home­less Shel­ter. The goal is $15,000. All are asked to raise funds for the cause. Teams can set up a tent for the night. Each team is re­quired to have at least one re­spon­si­ble adult. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to sup­port Freezin' for a Rea­son with a do­na­tion visit https://nwcty.org/port­fo­lio-archive/freezin/

OWL PROWL: Crack o’ Dawn Owl Prowl with Fran Zyg­mont and Gerri Gris­wold, Dec. 8, 4 a.m., White Me­mo­rial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litch­field. Dress for the weather. Cof­fee and co­mestibles will be served be­fore­hand. Op­tional break­fast at Patty’s après pro­gram. Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room. Mem­bers free, guests $5. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion and pre-pay­ment are re­quired. Call 860-567-0857 or reg­is­ter on­line www.white­memo­ri­alcc.org

LLAMA WALK: Llama Walk with Deb­bie Labbe from Coun­try Quilt Llama Farm, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. at White Me­mo­rial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litch­field. $20 per per­son. Meet in the Mu­seum park­ing lot. Call Deb­bie from Coun­try Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-reg­is­ter or to sched­ule your very own pri­vate llama walk.

FOOD DRIVE: Un­til Dec. 20, Morsel Munk, 118 Main St., Win­sted, is host­ing a food drive tak­ing dona­tions of non­per­ish­able food items for Win­sted's Open Door Soup Kitchen. As a thank you for a do­na­tion of a bag of items, res­i­dents will re­ceive a 20% dis­count that day. The dis­count ex­cludes YETI, and ap­plies to reg­u­larly priced, in-stock items. The store is of­fer­ing free gift wrap­ping, free hot co­coa and cof­fee.

CHRIST­MAS ON MAIN STREET: Christ­mas on Main Street, Win­sted, will be held Satur­day, 1-4 p.m. Pic­tures with Santa at Nou­jaim’s Bistro, arts and crafts, roasted marsh­mal­lows with the fire depart­ment, horse and car­riage rides, goodie bags, shop­ping and the tree light­ing at East End Park at 4 p.m.

CHRIST­MAS OPEN HOUSE :H.O.R.S.E. of COn­necti­cut, Wil­bur Road, Wash­ing­ton, will hold its an­nual Christ­mas Open House, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., snow date Dec. 9. Tours, silent auc­tion, ven­dors, big tack sale, pony rides from 12-2 p.m., bake sale and spon­sor­ship gift op­por­tu­ni­ties. Meet the horses, too. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make a tax de­ductible do­na­tion, visit www.horse­ofct.org or call 860-868-1960.

COOKIE WALK, FAIR: Mor­ris Con­gre­ga­tional Church will host its sec­ond an­nual Cookie Walk and Craft Fair on Satur­day, Dec. 8 from 10-3 in the Church Fel­low­ship Hall as well as the Mor­ris Com­mu­nity Hall. Choose from more than 30 var­i­ties, shop hand­made crafts and ven­dors. in the com­mu­nity hall, or try the penny auc­tion with great prizes.

CHRIST­MAS COOKIE FAIR: St. John Paul the Great’s An­nual Christ­mas Cookie Fair will be held Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in St Peter Hall, 107 E. Main St, Torrington. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit St John Paul the Great Par­ish.

GIN­GER­BREAD HOUSES: Make Gra­ham Cracker Gin­ger­bread Houses, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. at the Har­win­ton Li­brary. Ages 4-12 wel­come, reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 860-485-9113.

CHRIST­MAS TOWN FES­TI­VAL: The 38th an­nual Beth­le­hem Christ­mas Town Fes­ti­val is Fri­day, Dec. 7, 5-10 p.m., Satur­day, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., on and around the Beth­le­hem Town Green. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.christ­mas­town­fes­ti­val.com or call 203-2667510 ext 400.

ARTISAN MAR­KET­PLACE: Decked out in fes­tive style, the his­toric Van Vleck House at Flan­ders Na­ture Cen­ter, Wood­bury, is the set­ting for the an­nual “Artisan Mar­ket­place” open­ing to the pub­lic Satur­day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a wide va­ri­ety of qual­ity arts and crafts, food, or­na­ments, art­work, bas­kets, soaps and decor. Mar­ket con­tin­ues Satur­days and Sun­days, 11 a.m-4 p.m. un­til Dec. 16.

ARTS HOW OPEN­ING: The David M. Hunt Li­brary in Falls Vil­lage will host its 8th an­nual pop­u­lar year-end flash art ex­hi­bi­tion, 12X12 BEAUTY, Dec. 8, with a re­cep­tion with re­fresh­ments, 5-7 p.m. The show fea­tures orig­i­nal art­works by over 50 artists, all in a 12” x 12” for­mat, priced at $100 each. Re­main­ing art will be on dis­play through Satur­day, Jan. 5. A por­tion of all art sales ben­e­fit the li­brary. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-824-7424 or visit huntli­brary.org.

COLEBROOK HOL­I­DAY FAIR: Colebrook’s hol­i­day fair, Dec. 8, starts with Break­fast with Santa at the Con­gre­ga­tioal Church, 8:30 a.m., fair be­gins at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Hall and Com­mu­nity & Se­nior Cen­ter, 562 Colebrook Rd., Colebrook, un­til 3 p.m. Unique ven­dors with fun gifts, Cookie Land, Live Trees and Wreaths for sale, Chil­dren’s Shop­ping Area and ac­tiv­i­ties, Hol­i­day Café, bake sale. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.townof­cole­brook.org, call 860379-3359 x 201 or email cole­brookhol­i­day­[email protected]

IN­DOOR FARM MAR­KET: Litch­field Hills Farm-Fresh Mar­ket will be held at the For­man School, Route 63, Litch­field, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More than 15 ven­dors par­tic­i­pate. For more in­for­ma­tion and to see what’s on the agenda for mar­ket day go to http://www.litch­field­farm­ers­mar­ket.org/

FAM­ILY FUN DAY: Fam­ily Fun Day, for all ages, will be held Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary, 160 South St., Litch­field. Win­ter Won­der-Lab Hol­i­day Show at 11:00 am. Plus gin­ger­bread cookie dec­o­rat­ing will be on­go­ing in the Jamie Ga­garin Com­mu­nity Room and a spe­cial snowflake craft in the Chil­dren’s Li­brary. Li­brary events are free and open to the pub­lic. Space is lim­ited. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done by call­ing 860-567-8030 or vis­it­ing owli­brary.org and click­ing on Events/Chil­dren’s Events.

BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: The Barkham­sted Womens’ Club is giv­ing a Break­fast with Santa, Dec. 8, 8-10:30 a.m., at Barkham­sted El­e­men­tary School lo­cated at 65 Ri­p­ley Hill Rd. Barkham­sted. Tick­ets $6 adults, $3 ages 3-12, free ages 2 and un­der.

SANTA RIDE: the NWCT Ped­dlers will be host­ing their an­nual Santa ride through down­town Torrington on Satur­day, Dec. 8. The bi­cy­clists will cover a 7 mile trek with fre­quent stops in the down­town area. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to dress in hol­i­day garb.

CHILD CARE FOR SHOP­PING: The Teen Ad­vi­sory Board along with Miss Jill of the Torrington Li­brary will take care of your child while you do some hol­i­day shop­ping, ages 4 and up, Dec. 8, 10 a.m-2 p.m.. Ages 4 and up. Lots of ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren. Cost is $10 for first child, $5 for sec­ond, and ad­di­tional chil­dren are $1 each. Funds will be used for TAB and teen pro­gram­ming. Reg­is­ter at tor­ring­ton­li­brary.org.

CHAR­LIE BROWN CHRIST­MAS: The Warner Stage Com­pany will present the hol­i­day fam­ily fa­vorite, “A Char­lie Brown Christ­mas,” in the Nancy Ma­rine Stu­dio The­atre, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16. For tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion, visit warn­erthe­atre.org.

LAUREL CITY SINGERS CON­CERT: Laurel City Singers will present ;”Need A Lit­tle Christ­mas Con­cert” Dec. 8, 2 p.m. at the First Church of Win­sted, 95 North Main St. Tick­ets $12 adult, $10 se­niors or $20 for a fam­ily, at the door. Food dona­tions also ac­cepted for the lo­cal food bank.

CHRIST­MAS ON MAIN STREET: Christ­mas on Main Street, Win­sted, Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m. Pic­tures with Santa, arts and crafts, roasted marsh­mal­lows, horse drawn car­raige rides, goodie bags, tree light­ing at East End Park. Mer­chants will have spe­cials. Sponsored by Friends of Main Street, North­west Com­mu­nity Bank, Win­sted Fire Depart­ment, Win­sted Elks Lodge and Win­sted Re­cre­ation Depart­ment.

BINGO: Sons of Italy, Cen­ter Street, Torrington, hosts bingo games Satur­day, 4-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m., games be­gin at 6 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion, call the lodge at 860-489-1226.

WATERBURY CHORALE: The Waterbury Chorale and the Waterbury Chorale Fes­ti­val Or­ches­tra will present hol­i­day con­certs, Dec. 7, ,7:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Par­ish in Litch­field, and Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at St. John’s On The Green in Waterbury. Tick­ets ($25 in ad­vance, $30 at the door) are avail­able on­line at wa­ter­burychorale.org, from chorale mem­bers, at Mur­phy’s Phar­macy in Litch­field, or by call­ing 860-945-6890.

RO­TARY FOOD DRIVE: The Ro­tary Club of Litch­field-Mor­ris will be hold­ing its an­nual hol­i­day food drive on the week­end of Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at the Litch­field Stop & Shop in the Vil­lage Green Plaza, Route 202. All dona­tions will go to food banks and other or­ga­ni­za­tions that sup­port those in need in the towns of Beth­le­hem, Har­win­ton, Litch­field, Mor­ris, Ply­mouth, Thomas­ton and Torrington. All dona­tions of non-per­ish­able food, gift cards and cash are ac­cepted.

BAS­KET AND STACKS SALE: Friends of the Li­brary Hol­i­day Bas­ket & Stacks Sale will be held Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lower level of Scov­ille Me­mo­rial Li­brary. Stock up for win­ter read­ing and cross off peo­ple on your gift list with great bas­kets, cook­books, bios, fic­tion mys­ter­ies, DVDs etc

GIN­GER­BREAD HOUSES: An­nual Gin­ger­bread House Dec­o­rat­ing Cel­e­bra­tion at the Beek­ley Me­mo­rial Li­brary, New Hart­ford, Satur­day, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Bring a bag of candy to share along with your hol­i­day cheer. Space is lim­ited; RSVP by call­ing the li­brary at 860-3797235.

CHOIR, OR­CHES­TRA CON­CERT: The Cross­roads Ec­u­meni­cal Choir and Or­ches­tra, sponsored by the First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Torrington, 835 River­side Ave., Route 4, Torrington, will present “The Glory of Christ­mas” can­tata, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. in the church sanc­tu­ary, fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion. A “Hal­lelu­jah Cho­rus” will be ac­com­pa­nied by the or­ches­tra with au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion en­cour­aged (bring mu­sic). Free will of­fer­ing. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 860-482-4705 or 860-496-1289.

IAIS HOL­I­DAY FAIR: The In­sti­tute of Amer­i­can In­dian Stud­ies will hold a Na­tive Amer­i­can Hol­i­day Arts and Crafts Mar­ket, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 8-9, Satur­days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun­days, 12-5 p.m. Shop­pers will find Na­tive Amer­i­can art, crafts, and cul­tures. Just some of the trea­sures to be found here are dec­o­ra­tive gourds, pot­tery, jew­elry, rat­tles, art­work, flutes

Sun­day, Dec. 9

RO­TARY FOOD DRIVE: The Ro­tary Club of Litch­field-Mor­ris will be hold­ing its an­nual hol­i­day food drive on the week­end of Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at the Litch­field Stop & Shop in the Vil­lage Green Plaza, Route 202. All dona­tions will go to food banks and other or­ga­ni­za­tions that sup­port those in need in the towns of Beth­le­hem, Har­win­ton, Litch­field, Mor­ris, Ply­mouth, Thomas­ton and Torrington. All dona­tions of non-per­ish­able food, gift cards and cash are ac­cepted.

BOOK CLUB: The Scov­ille Me­mo­rial Li­brary’s SML Book Club will meet Dec. 9, 2 p.m. in the Oak Room, Main Floor. The dis­cus­sion is on “Less” by An­drew Sean Geer. De­tails at scov­il­leli­brary.org.

IAIS HOL­I­DAY FAIR: The In­sti­tute of Amer­i­can In­dian Stud­ies will hold a Na­tive Amer­i­can Hol­i­day Arts and Crafts Mar­ket, Dec. 8-9, Satur­days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun­days, 12-5 p.m. Shop­pers will find Na­tive Amer­i­can art, crafts, and cul­tures. Just some of the trea­sures to be found here are dec­o­ra­tive gourds, pot­tery, jew­elry, rat­tles, art­work, flutes, and much more.

CHORALE CON­CERT: The Con­necti­cut Yan­kee Chorale will per­form their an­nual hol­i­day con­cert Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at the Cen­ter Con­gre­ga­tional Church at 155 Main Street. Tick­ets at the door, $12 for adults, $10 for se­niors and stu­dents, and $5 for chil­dren age 12 and un­der, or re­serve by call­ing Mary Rolfe at 860-482-5743. The choir will per­form hol­i­day car­ols and a small re­cep­tion will fol­low.

CHRIST­MAS READ­ING: On Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9 at 3:00 PM, Doug Sch­licher of Wood­bury re­turns for a Christ­mas read­ing at the Hodge Li­brary, Roxbury, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. “The Shep­herd” by Fred­er­ick Forsyth is a charm­ing novella set in post-World War II Eng­land. Free; in­ter­mis­sion with re­fresh­ments.

ARTISAN MAR­KET­PLACE: Decked out in fes­tive style, the his­toric Van Vleck House at Flan­ders Na­ture Cen­ter, Wood­bury, is the set­ting for the an­nual “Artisan Mar­ket­place” open­ing to the pub­lic Satur­day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a wide va­ri­ety of qual­ity arts and crafts, food, or­na­ments, art­work, bas­kets, soaps and decor. Mar­ket con­tin­ues Satur­days and Sun­days, 11 a.m-4 p.m. un­til Dec. 16.

MOR­RIS TREE LIGHT­ING: Mor­ris Tree Light­ing Cel­e­bra­tion will be held Dec. 9, 5 p.m. on the town green. Help Santa Claus light the tree, fol­lowed by car­ol­ing, hot choco­late, treats, crafts for the kids and vis­its with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Mor­ris Read­ing Room. Free.

BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: Have Break­fast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Dec. 9, Com­mu­nity Room at the Mor­ris Se­nior Cen­ter. Tick­ets $7 per per­son. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired, email Mor­ris­s­[email protected]­ton­line.net or call 860-567-7437

POEMS OF MARY OLIVER: Amer­i­can Voices: The Poems of Mary Oliver, with Jim Kelle­her, will be held Dec. 9, 1 p.m. at the Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary 160 South St., Litch­field. The New York Times re­cently ac­knowl­edged Oliver as “far and away, this coun­try’s best-sell­ing poet.”Li­brary events are free and open to the pub­lic. Space is lim­ited. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done by call­ing 860-567-8030 or vis­it­ing owli­brary.org and click­ing on Events/Adult Events.

WATERBURY CHORALE: The Waterbury Chorale and the Waterbury Chorale Fes­ti­val Or­ches­tra will present hol­i­day con­certs, Dec. 7, ,7:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Par­ish in Litch­field, and Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at St. John’s On The Green in Waterbury. Tick­ets ($25 in ad­vance, $30 at the door) are avail­able on­line at wa­ter­burychorale.org, from chorale mem­bers, at Mur­phy’s Phar­macy in Litch­field, or by call­ing 860-9456890.

FREEZIN’ FOR A REA­SON: The 7th An­nual Freezin' for a Rea­son Sleep-out will be held Dec. 14 at the green at East End Park, Win­sted. Spend the en­tire night with com­mu­nity lead­ers, while shin­ing a light on the per­sis­tent is­sue of home­less fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als and raise funds for the Win­sted Y Home­less Shel­ter. The goal is $15,000. All are asked to raise funds for the cause. Teams can set up a tent for the night. Each team is re­quired to have at least one re­spon­si­ble adult. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to sup­port Freezin' for a Rea­son with a do­na­tion visit https://nwcty.org/ port­fo­lio-archive/freezin/

THE NUTCRACKER: “The Nutcracker,” pre­sented by the Nut­meg Bal­let Con­ser­va­tory on the Warner The­atre’s Main Stage, Dec. 15, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Group dis­counts are avail­able. To pur­chase tick­ets, call the Warner Box Of­fice at 860-4897180 or visit warn­erthe­atre.org.

FOOD DRIVE: Un­til Dec. 20, Morsel Munk, 118 Main St., Win­sted, is host­ing a food drive tak­ing dona­tions of non-per­ish­able food items for Win­sted's Open Door Soup Kitchen. As a thank you for a do­na­tion of a bag of items, res­i­dents will re­ceive a 20% dis­count that day. The dis­count ex­cludes YETI, and ap­plies to reg­u­larly priced, in-stock items. The store is of­fer­ing free gift wrap­ping, free hot co­coa and cof­fee.

JOY­FUL NOISE CON­CERTS: Joy­ful Noise presents its Christ­mas An­geli­cus con­certs. Tick­ets $45/$30, $10 stu­dents. Re­serve at www.cho­ru­san­geli­cus.org. Fri­day, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, Litch­field; Dec. 15, 4 p.m., Collinsville Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Collinsville; Dec. 16, 4 p.m., Sal­is­bury Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Sal­is­bury; Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., St. Pa­trick/St. Am­brose Church. Litch­field; Dec. 22, 4 p.m., Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, Torrington.

Mon­day, Dec. 10

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Torrington, holds bingo games ev­ery Mon­day and Fri­day. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo be­ings at 6 p.m., with pro­gres­sive jack­pots and food for sale. YAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER: Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, 2018 there is go­ing to be a Yappy Hour fundraiser for Athena, a 2-yearold black Lab i nneed of surg­eries whose owner can­not pay, will be held Dec. 10, 4-7 p.m. at Hanq's Restau­rant, 131 Wa­ter Street, Torrington. Hanq's will be do­nat­ing a por­tion of sales that night. The pub­lic is wel­come. Raf­fles, items for sale.

FREEZIN’ FOR A REA­SON: The 7th An­nual Freezin' for a Rea­son Sleep-out will be held Dec. 14 at the green at East End Park, Win­sted. Spend the en­tire night with com­mu­nity lead­ers, while shin­ing a light on the per­sis­tent is­sue of home­less fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als and raise funds for the Win­sted Y Home­less Shel­ter. The goal is $15,000. All are asked to raise funds for the cause. Teams can set up a tent for the night. Each team is re­quired to have at least one re­spon­si­ble adult. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to sup­port Freezin' for a Rea­son with a do­na­tion visit https://nwcty.org/ port­fo­lio-archive/freezin/

THE NUTCRACKER: “The Nutcracker,” pre­sented by the Nut­meg Bal­let Con­ser­va­tory on the Warner The­atre’s Main Stage, Dec. 15, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Group dis­counts are avail­able. To pur­chase tick­ets, call the Warner Box Of­fice at 860-4897180 or visit warn­erthe­atre.org.

FOOD DRIVE: Un­til Dec. 20, Morsel Munk, 118 Main St., Win­sted, is host­ing a food drive tak­ing dona­tions of non-per­ish­able food items for Win­sted's Open Door Soup Kitchen. As a thank you for a do­na­tion of a bag of items, res­i­dents will re­ceive a 20% dis­count that day. The dis­count ex­cludes YETI, and ap­plies to reg­u­larly priced, in-stock items. The store is of­fer­ing free gift wrap­ping, free hot co­coa and cof­fee.

JOY­FUL NOISE CON­CERTS: Joy­ful Noise presents its Christ­mas An­geli­cus con­certs. Tick­ets $45/$30, $10 stu­dents. Re­serve at www.cho­ru­san­geli­cus.org. Fri­day, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, Litch­field; Dec. 15, 4 p.m., Collinsville Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Collinsville; Dec. 16, 4 p.m., Sal­is­bury Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Sal­is­bury; Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., St. Pa­trick/St. Am­brose Church. Litch­field; Dec. 22, 4 p.m., Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, Torrington.

Tues­day, Dec. 11

LIGHT­ING CON­TEST: Torrington’s an­nual Out­door Hol­i­day Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test will be held on Tues­day, Dec. 11, sponsored by the Torrington Parks & Re­cre­ation Depart­ment in con­junc­tion with Torrington Li­ons Club. Dis­plays should be lit from 6-9 p.m. Cat­e­gories are Com­mer­cial Christ­mas Dis­play and Res­i­den­tial: Dec­o­rated Door­way, Na­tiv­ity, or Christ­mas Dis­play. En­try dead­line was Dec. 7. For ques­tions re­gard­ing the Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test, con­tact the Torrington Parks and Re­cre­ation Depart­ment at 860- 4892274.

UFO EV­I­DENCE: At­tor­ney Dyke Spears Eval­u­ates the UFO Ev­i­dence, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at the Beekely Me­mo­rial Li­brary, New Hart­ford. As a spokesman and field in­ves­ti­ga­tor for the Con­necti­cut Chap­ter of the Mu­tual UFO Net­work, At­tor­ney Dyke Spear is highly qual­i­fied to give an in­sight­ful anal­y­sis of the UFO phe­nom­e­non.

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