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      Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 9:00 am
      Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      Do you hear the train coming? All Aboard!
      Don’t miss out on this New England holiday tradition. The family-friendly Train Show exhibit is back for its 30th year at the Connecticut River Museum and is sure to surprise and delight visitors of all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational nearly 30-foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and a toddler-sized viewing layout are all part of the fun!
      NOTE: A members-only Train Show Opening Event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 21. Stay tuned for more information on the event opening.
      Train show:
      https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/30th-annual-train-show/
      Train show member opening:
      https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/members-event-30th-annual-train-show-opening/

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 9:00 am
      Community

      2ND THURSDAYS

      Veterans Coffeehouse – 9-11 a.m., Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck; veterans can socialize and receive information regarding benefits and services; (860) 425-6617.

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 9:30 am
      Community

      THURSDAYS

      Community Knit – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London; free; registration required; (860) 447-1411.

      Fairs/Festivals, Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 10:00 am
      Fairs/Festivals, Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      Join The Mill Museum in this year’s “Festival of Trees” exhibit and display competition. Vote for your favorite decorated trees by local and regional businesses and organizations while exploring the museum this season! For those who wish to participate, the opening reception will take place on Friday, December 8, from 6-7:30pm, and feature light refreshments. The winner of the contest will be announced on January 1st. Those who wish to enter their work until the competition closes, please email Kira Holmes at: director@millmuseum.org.
      Venue Address: 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

      Fairs/Festivals, Misc. Events
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 10:00 am
      Fairs/Festivals, Misc. Events

      Bright lights and magical nights are back this holiday season as the Holiday Lights Spectacular returns to Olde Mistick Village! The largest holiday light display in southern New England is FREE to the public and will run from November 18 through the end of January, 2024. Over a half-million lights will decorate the Village.

      The Village’s holiday hours are as follows:
      ● 11/18-12/23 – M-Th-10am-6pm, Fri & Sat – 10am-8pm, Sun-11am-6pm
      ● 12/23 – New Year – M-Sat – 10am-6pm, Sun-11am-6pm

      Contact: (860) 536-4941 | info@oldemistickvillage.com | http://oldemistickvillage.com

      Education/Lectures, Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 10:00 am
      Education/Lectures, Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      What makes a steam engine go? Explore steam technology and craft a simple machine based on objects in the Museum. We’ll visit the Annual Train Show, a fully operational 26-foot train layout, for a very special scavenger hunt!
      Curriculum Connections: We’ll explore the mechanics behind steam engines and discover how steam power impacted American history and the Industrial Revolution.
      Please remember this is a drop-of program for homeschool learners aged 6-12. Refunds will be given if there is 24-hour notice.
      There may be lesson cancellations due to the weather, for which your payment will be refunded.
      If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Assistant Director of Education, Lauren, at lbdionne@ctrivermuseum.org or call (860) 767-8269 x121.
      Link for more information/registration: https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/steampower-train-show/.

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 10:00 am
      Community

      THURSDAYS

      Storytime & Craft – 10 a.m., Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin; story, science, craft and play; for children ages 2-5; free; (860) 642-6207.

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 5:30 pm
      Community

      Take Off Pounds Sensibly – 5:30 p.m., Voluntown Baptist Church, 52 Main St., Voluntown; in-person weight loss meetings; (860) 376-9459 or text (860) 200-4547.

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 5:30 pm
      Community

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

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 6:30 pm
      Community

      Bingo – 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge 2163, 700 Shennecossett Road, Groton; doors close at 7 p.m.; kitchen open 4:30-6:30 p.m.; (860) 445-2163.

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 6:30 pm
      Community

      THURSDAYS

      Gam-Anon – 6:30 p.m., virtual; dial in number (712) 775-8972; passcode: 121020; gam-anon.org; gamanonforrecovery@gmail.com.

      Community
      Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, 7:00 pm
      Community

      Bingo – 7 p.m., American Legion Post 104, 22 Merchants Ave., Taftville; kitchen open 4:45-6:45 p.m.; (860) 848-9881.