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      Community, Misc. Events
      Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, 5:00 pm
      Community, Misc. Events

      Experience the peaceful wonder of a walk in the woods lit by the soft glow of more than 500 luminaria, then warm up by a festive fire with a hot apple cider or or hot chocolate at our trailside Winter Cafe.

      Snacks and adult holiday libations (including spiked peppermint hot chocolate and hot cider with spiced rum) sold separately.

      Luminaria welcomes both children and adults to celebrate the season.Gather with family or friends and start a new holiday tradition, bring your office for a holiday outing or book a delightful winter date night to enjoy the season.

      Groups are welcome, we encourage a representative to book group tickets together to ensure space in your desired time slot is available.

      Each of the three evenings includes a featured guest. Ticket price includes hot cider and hot cocoa at our Winter Cafe; adult holiday libation tickets sold separately.

      FRIDAY, DEC. 9

      Featured guests: DPNC Animal Ambassadors

      Some of our resident DPNC animals will join the festivities at the trailside Winter Cafe at Friday evening’s event. Meet our owls and other animals of the forest and learn interesting animal facts while enjoying your post-stroll hot beverages.

      SATURDAY, DEC 10

      Featured guest: Woodland Santa

      Before or after your walk in the woods, your little ones are invited to a magical holiday experience full of wonder: a visit with Woodland Santa! Meet Woodland Santa and his elf inside by the fireplace while you capture a holiday photo.

      Note: Woodland Santa is available for visitors to the Saturday 5, 5:30 & 6 pm time slots only, then he heads back to his workshop! Nature Center luminaria, Winter Cafe and outdoor fire are open for all time slots.

      SUNDAY, DEC 11

      Featured guests: Holiday choral singers

      After your walk through the glowing luminaria in our winter forest, settle into our trailside Winter Cafe as the fire roars and the sounds of holiday carols from our featured singers fill the air.

      Advance ticket purchase is required and space is capped per time slot.
      Members: $13.60, Non-members: $16
      Choose from six timed entry slots each night.
      Tickets for sale at https://dpnc.org/special-events/

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 9:00 am
      Community

      2ND TUESDAYS

      Veterans Coffeehouse – 9-11 a.m., Montville Senior Center, 12 Maple Ave., Montville; veterans can socialize and receive information regarding benefits and services; (860) 425-6617.

       

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 9:30 am
      Community

      TUESDAYS

      TOPS — 9:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Church, 170 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford; (860) 848-7263.

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 10:00 am
      Community

      TUESDAYS

      Storytime on TV — 10 a.m., virtual; Miss Rebecca shares songs, stories, and puppet shows on community television channels; hosted by the East Lyme Public Library; free; registration required; (860) 739-6926.

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 10:30 am
      Community

      TUESDAYS

      Al-anon – 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic; (860) 536-2426.

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 11:00 am
      Community

      TUESDAYS

      Lo-Fi Study Hour – 11 a.m.-noon, Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London; ambient music for relaxation and concentration; free; (860) 447-1411.

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 5:30 pm
      Community

      TUESDAYS

      Yoga In Our City – 5:30 p.m., Green Harbor Park, Pequot Ave. and Converse Place, New London; free; yogainourcity.com.

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 6:45 pm
      Community

      TUESDAYS

      Gam-Anon – 6:45 p.m., virtual; dial in (646) 558-8656; passcode: 056943695; gam-anon.org; gamanonforrecovery@gmail.com.

      Community
      Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 7:30 pm
      Community

      TUESDAYS

      African Dance Class – 7:30-9 p.m., La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington; led by Ashley Jones; 6-7:30 p.m., beginner drum class with Matthew Dean; all ages and levels; $20 each class; registration required; (860) 235-1478.