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      Education/Lectures, Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Saturday, Mar. 16, 2024, 11:00 am
      Education/Lectures, Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      It’s prime eagle-spotting season along the Connecticut River and Winter Wildlife cruises are in full swing! Soar on over to the Connecticut River Museum to learn all about eagle behavior and the important role they play in the ecosystem.
      A program just for kids 4+ and their caregivers, River Tales includes a story, a craft activity, and an opportunity to explore the Connecticut River Museum’s exhibits through a scavenger hunt. In March, we’ll read On Eagle Cove by Jane Yolen, a book following a child and her mother after they spot a pair of eagles mating and go on a journey to find eagle chicks.
      All River Tales reservations include Museum admission for one adult and one child and must be purchased in advance.
      Children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian during this event.
      Questions? Email astromberger@ctrivermuseum.org.
      The Connecticut River Museum may photograph this event. By participating, you agree to allow photos to be posted on the Connecticut River Museum’s website, Facebook page, Instagram feed, and other media.
      To reserve your spot please click below:
      March 16, 2024, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
      Child + Adult Members: $5.00
      Child + Adult Non-Members: $8.00

      Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Saturday, Mar. 16, 2024, 12:00 pm
      Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      Follow the rainbow, wear your Irish green, and hop aboard the Essex Steam Train with your wee ones for a festive Leprechaun Tea!
      Moms, dads and kids of all ages will have a memorable experience riding through the picturesque Connecticut River Valley aboard this celebratory St Patrick’s excursion.
      Delight in an assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, scones, and more, aboard a beautifully restored 1920s era Pullman Dining car. Your car hosts will be providing top ‘o’ the line care and service for you and your family and friends. Relax as the rhythm of the rails, accompanied by traditional Irish tunes, transports you to a time of elegance (and fun) that only we can provide. There might just be something gold awaiting you at the end of this one of a kind late
      winter adventure!
      Cost: $54.99
      About Page: https://essexsteamtrain.com/experiences-2/mommy-me-leprechaun-tea/
      Link to Tickets:
      2024 Special Excursions

      Misc. Events
      Saturday, Mar. 16, 2024, 5:30 pm
      Misc. Events

      Looking to strike gold with an event this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend? Well, you’re in luck! Join Essex Steam Train & Riverboat on Saturday, March 16, and come aboard their elegant Essex Clipper Dinner Train for some delicious food and timeless fun! Essex Steam is hosting a 2 hour train ride on a beautifully restored 1920’s Pullman diner cart pulled by their vintage diesel locomotive, which will feature a four-course meal and stunning views across the Connecticut River Valley. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
      Tickets can be purchased online via the link.
      Please note: courses will include a main entree, coffee/tea service, various breads & spinach dip, salads, and chef’s choice of dessert. Tax and gratuity are included. Additional beverages may be purchased on board via either cash or card.
      To learn more about other upcoming Essex Steam Train & Riverboat experiences for the spring, be sure to visit their website online:
      Schedule: Arrival, check-in, and boarding @ 5pm; dinner train @ 5:30-8pm | Cost: $119.99/person
      Link to tickets:

      Saturday, Mar. 16, 2024, 8:00 pm

      The Windham Theatre Guild Presents: Marching Into Oblivion V (Fri., 3/15 & Sat., 3/16 @ 8pm):
      March to a different toon with the Windham Theatre Guild this month on the 15th & 16th!
      Marching Into Oblivion, featuring the dysfunctional and deranged works of Anna Maria Trusky, Claudia Isabel, Scott Stephen Kegler, and Ken Schröeder, is back for its fifth year, and will have you enjoying a night of absurd one-acts including fictional friends you grew up with. The show will also teach you about public domain and parody laws.
      Secure your tickets in advance online and don’t miss out on the comedy!
      Tickets/More Info: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=230667 | Admission: $15.00
      Location: 779 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 | Contact: Phone – (860) 423-2245 | Email – info@windhamtheatreguild.org