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      Misc. Events
      Friday, Feb. 09, 2024, 12:00 am
      Misc. Events

      Craving a fun culinary adventure this winter? Then Taste 2 Towns is for you! Happening from January 29th until February 11th, the event will serve up some of Mansfield and Windham’s finest flavors! Join over 20 restaurants in tasting specialty dishes on their menus curated just for you. With Taste 2 Towns, you’ll discover hidden gems, revisit old favorites, and enjoy exclusive deals! There’s sure to be a dish to please every palate too. Don’t miss out and be sure to plan your food trip at Taste2Towns.com.
      Times & Location: Varies by participating restaurant
      Cost: $10-$45
      Organizer Contact Info: Mansfield Downtown Partnership → https://www.mansfieldmdp.org/contact

      Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Friday, Feb. 09, 2024, 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/

      Misc. Events
      Misc. Events

      Illuminated: Cozy conversations hosted by the Connecticut River Museum at the historic Lay-Masin House

      Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to explore the nautical history of rope-making and knots at the candle-lit historic Lay-Masin House. In this hands-on experience, Captain Dan Thompson and August Stromberger of the Connecticut River Museum will guide you through knot tying – both practical (bowline) and pretty (the Celtic love knot). Bring home all your knots as charming souvenirs.

      Surfridge Brewing Co., located at the Witch Hazel Works complex in Essex, is generously
      providing beer tastings for this event. Enjoy delicious brews while you learn your knots and
      snack on refreshments provided by the Museum.

      This is a limited-capacity event. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Museum’s
      website: https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/tying-the-knot-an-intro-to-rope-making-and-nautical-knots/.

      Admission: Members- Free; Non-Members – $8.00

      Stage/Theater
      Friday, Feb. 09, 2024, 7:30 pm
      Stage/Theater

      Join the Willimantic Theatre Guild for this month’s show: Steel Magnolias. Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee, the play moves toward tragedy and explores how the sudden realization of mortality affects the gang, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times.
      Advance tickets are available directly on the Guild’s website.
      Location: Willimantic Theatre Guild, 779 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
      Admission: Adults – $20, Students/Seniors – $17, UCONN/ECSU/QVCC Students – $15, Children 12 & Under – $13
      Contact Info: Email – info@windhamtheatreguild.org | Phone – (860) 423-2245