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      Friday, Mar. 17, 2023, 9:00 am
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      Veterans Coffeehouse – 9-11 a.m., New London Senior Center, 120 Broad St., New London; veterans can socialize and receive information regarding benefits and services; (860) 425-6617.

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      Friday, Mar. 17, 2023, 10:30 am
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      Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., virtual; with Mr. Grater; for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 with a caregiver; hosted by the Mystic & Noank Library; free; registration required; (860) 536-7721.

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      Friday, Mar. 17, 2023, 11:00 am
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      Explore movement, rhythm, and music at the Preston Public Library. For babies through 5-year olds and their caregivers. No registration required.

      Misc. Events
      Misc. Events

      What the craic, friends? Looking for the pot of gold at the end of the St. Patrick’s Day rainbow? You might find it here at the Essex Steam Train on Friday, March 17! Though we can’t actually promise gold, we can promise a great time!

      Start the evening off in River Valley Junction where you will have the opportunity (or great luck of the Irish) to sample a selection of beer and spirits from our guest vendors while traditional live Celtic music sets the festive tone in the background. Help yourself to our generous appetizer buffet while you stroll through and visit with our friends from Litchfield Distillery, Surfridge Brewing, Waypoint Spirits, Two Roads Brewing and Bully Boy Spirits.

      At 7 pm we will call you to board the Essex Clipper Dinner Train for your dining excursion with your choice of Braised Corn Beef and Cabbage, Boiled Potatoes, Carrots, or Sausages with Stout Braised Onions, Mashed Potatoes and Carrots, both selections served with delicious Cheddar and Herb Biscuits. For dessert Baileys cheesecake or Chocolate Mousse Cake.

      Get your tickets today! Sláinte !

      $99.99 per person

      Schedule:
      5:30pm Guest Arrival
      5:30-7:00 pm RVJ live band, bar service, liquor & beer vendor tastings, and appetizers
      7:00 pm Guests board train for dinner service
      7:15 Train departs
      8:45 Train returns