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      Kids/Family
      Sunday, Apr. 30, 2023, 9:00 am
      Kids/Family

      Toot toot!!! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station for “The Colors Tour”!

      We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance,we anticipate to sell out in advance. Arrive early to enjoy all the included activities! For current ticket status information, follow our Facebook page or continue to “purchase tickets.”

      Thomas & Friends will be here on April 22, 23, 29 & 30 with departure times every 45 minutes from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Passengers select a departure time when purchasing a ticket (ride is approx. 25 minutes), but can enjoy fun-filled family activities all day long!

      After meeting Thomas, guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor, and Percy the Small Green Engine! But wait, there’s more! Included in your ticket price, you and your little ones have access to unlimited rides on 5 carnival rides, music & magic show, and Thomas the Tank Engine play areas!

      Community
      Sunday, Apr. 30, 2023, 9:00 am
      Community

      The Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale is fast approaching and we’d like your help! We are currently accepting your slightly used books and video media (no VHS tapes, please) in the collection box in front of the Preston Public Library. If you have a large donation, please call 860-887-5828.
      MARK THE DATE – The Book Sale will run on Sat. April 29 from 9:00 am -4:00 pm; Sunday, April 30 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, and will be held at the Preston Public Library, 389 Route 2, Preston.. As in the past, we will have a large number and variety of books and video media. Sunday’s sale will feature a special where you will be able to fill a bag for $10. See you there!

      Misc. Events
      Sunday, Apr. 30, 2023, 9:00 am
      Misc. Events

      Groton Sportsman’s Club will hold its Spring Field Day from 9-3 on Sat Apr 30th, at its Stonington Club on Al Harvey Road. Join in on the Lucky Target, Archery, Balloon Shoot and more! Food and beverages will be available. Prizes and Raffles, too! This is a safe, family friendly event! All are welcome.

      Misc. Events
      Sunday, Apr. 30, 2023, 9:00 am
      Misc. Events

      The Groton Sportsman’s Club will hold its Spring Field Day from 9-3 on Sat Apr 30th
      at its Stonington Range on Al Harvey Road. Join in on the Lucky Target, Archery, Balloon Shoot and more! Food and beverages will be available. Prizes and Raffles, too! This is a safe, family friendly event! All are welcome.