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Coloring Club for Adults @ BPL
Date: Thursday, December 01, 2016 (Event Views: 580)

Coloring Club for adults, Thursday, December 1 @ 1:00 PM. Join us for an afternoon of social time featuring treats to eat, peaceful music and an adventure in adult coloring. All coloring materials provided or feel free to bring your own! No charge. Please RSVP at the library, www.bristollib.com, or by calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT (18+).


For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: bplprogramming@gmail.com
Cult Movie Night: Office Space (1999)
Date: Thursday, December 01, 2016 (Event Views: 578)

Thursday, December 1 @ 6:00 PM is Cult Movie Night @ BPL, featuring the American comedy film Office Space (1999) R, starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman. No Charge. RSVP at the library, www.bristollib.com, or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. 17 & under must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: bplprogramming@gmail.com
Books & Bagels at Manross
Date: Thursday, December 01, 2016 (Event Views: 410)

MANROSS Memorial Library
260 Central Street
Forestville, CT 06010
860/584-7790

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., Manross Library presents: BOOKS & BAGELS. Join us for an informal review of new books at the library. Manross Library staff member Verna will give the review and have books available to check out. For more information or to register, please visit or call the Manross Library at 860-584-7790. Coffee and refreshments will be served, courtesy of the FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY. FREE.


For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: elizabethlivingston@ci.bristol.ct.us
Meet the Old Cranks - American Clock and Watch Museum
Date: Friday, December 02, 2016 (Event Views: 689)

Meet the Old Cranks

Watch the Official Clock Winders in Action

Learn What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors (or behind closed clocks)? Come watch the American Clock & Watch Museum's official clock winders in action as they travel through the museum winding over 60 of our historic timepieces. This event is free with the price of admission.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

For more information visit us at: http://www.clockmuseum.org/
The Happy Elf - a Musical Comedy by Harry Connick Jr.
Date: Friday, December 02, 2016 (Event Views: 606)

A new musical comedy by Harry Connick Jr. that tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville, where not a single person has been nice! Can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? Your family will love this festive tale of overcoming adversity, friendship, the power of positivity and believing in yourself! Sponsored by 97.3 WZBG

Showing:
November 25, December 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 pm
November 26, 27, December 4, 11 at 2 pm

Tickets:
Adults $25
Seniors $21
Students $21

Special Family Rate: Family 4 pack of tickets and a family photo with Santa for only $60! Call the Box Office at (860) 283-6250 Mon-Fri 1-6 pm and Sat 1-4 pm for details on this special promotion!
For more information visit us at: www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
You can contact us at: admin@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Friday, December 02, 2016 (Event Views: 530)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
2016 St. Matthew School Craft and Vendor Show
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 837)

Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Admission $1. All proceeds benefit St. Matthew School.
Come get all your Christmas shopping done in one place. Over 35 vendors to choose from, teacup raffle, bake sale, concessions and free Make-N-Take for the children.
Snow Date: Sunday, 12/4/2016.
You can contact us at: jessihydesoccer@hotmail.com
Photos with Santa at the Historic Thomaston Opera House
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 642)

SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO THE HISTORIC THOMASTON OPERA HOUSE! DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS FABULOUS FAMILY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!

Create a memorable family photo with our beautifully decorated Black Box theatre. Designed to look like Santa's workshop - elves and all - our theatre is the perfect backdrop for any Holiday Card. Photos will be taken by Lisa Reardon, owner of Lisa Cherie Photography and will be sent digitally, rights released, for your use. This package entitles you to one photo, which will be digitally retouched and chosen by the photographer. The cost is $20; all proceeds benefit Landmark Community Theatre, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

Photo sessions will be held on the following dates and times:
November 12th 1 - 4pm
November 19th 1 - 4pm
December 3rd 1 - 4pm
Location:    Arts Center Theatre (Level 2)
Thomaston Opera House,
158 Main Street,
Thomaston, CT

Photo sessions will be held in 10-minute increments. Walk-ins are welcome.

LOOKING FOR EVEN MORE HOLIDAY CHEER? CHECK OUT OUR HAPPY ELF FAMILY FUN PACK!

LCT is offering 4 tickets to any performance of "The Happy Elf" and a SCHEDULED professional photo session with the big man himself, Santa, for only $60!

Please call the Box Office at (860) 283-6250 or email andrea@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org to purchase tickets and reserve photo session time slot. 24 hour notice is required for photo cancellation or rescheduling.  This package is non-transferable and non-refundable.

For more information, visit our website at www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org



For more information visit us at: www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
You can contact us at: andrea@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
The Happu Elf - a Musical Comedy by Harry Connick Jr.
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 641)

A new musical comedy by Harry Connick Jr. that tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville, where not a single person has been nice! Can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? Your family will love this festive tale of overcoming adversity, friendship, the power of positivity and believing in yourself! Sponsored by 97.3 WZBG

Showing:
November 25, December 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 pm
November 26, 27, December 4, 11 at 2 pm

Tickets:
Adults $25
Seniors $21
Students $21

Special Family Rate: Family 4 pack of tickets and a family photo with Santa for only $60! Call the Box Office at (860) 283-6250 Mon-Fri 1-6 pm and Sat 1-4 pm for details on this special promotion!
For more information visit us at: www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
You can contact us at: admin@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
Santa Saturday at the Library
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 601)

Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

it’s SANTA SATURDAY at the Library!

Santa Claus visits the library for pictures (Photos by ANGEL MOON PHOTOGRAPHY are $10.00 and come with a frame for kids to decorate with stickers and stamps), crafts, and more! Makes a GREAT holiday gift!
For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 558)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
Bristol Historical Society 10th-annual-holiday-craft-fair
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 537)

The 10th Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 3rd, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This event has become a tradition at the Historical Society. We have a good following, our crafters enjoy the day, and there is plenty of Christmas spirit! There are still some spaces available for anyone who may be interested in participating as a crafter/vendor. Please contact Mary at 860-582-7784 for more information. Creative Crafters,
Bake Sale, Christmas Boutique with Recycled Treasures
For more information visit us at: http://www.bristolhistoricalsociety.org
13th Annual Showcase of Stars
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 525)

13th Annual Showcase of Stars - Can't Stop the Spirit!

St Paul High School

Doors Open 6pm - Show time 7pm

Tickets available at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce
R.E.A.D. to the Dogs!
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 503)

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Children of reading age are invited to come & read to the Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Older readers can practice their reading fluency. Ideal for Reluctant Readers. Please call the Manross Library at 860-584-7790 or stop by to register
For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
Open Mic Jam at The Bristol Polish Club
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 501)

Are you a musician that wants to share their talent with the community? Well, look no further than The Bristol Polish Club located at 541 Main Street in Bristol. Every Saturday they host an open mic jam session from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A full drum set, amps, and PA system are available for all musicians to use. First drink is free for performers at the Polish Club.

Not a performer? That’s ok! Come on out and listen to the talented local musicians. Enjoy everything from rock to blues to country performances. Every week is different so come on out and get your music on!

For more information visit us at: http://www.bristolpolishclub.com/
R.E.A.D. to the Dogs!
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 432)

MANROSS Memorial Library
260 Central Street
Forestville, CT 06010
860/584-7790

Ideal for Reluctant Readers and Dog-Lovers!

On Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 1:00--2:30 p.m., Manross Library invites children of reading age to come & read to the Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Older readers can practice their reading fluency. Please call the Manross Library at 860-584-7790 or stop by to register. Spaces are limited. FREE.

For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: elizabethlivingston@ci.bristol.ct.us
The 23rd Annual Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016 (Event Views: 296)

Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Giamatti Little League Center Complex on Mix Street from 8 - 11 AM.

Volunteers from the Little League center and members from the Exchange Club will be cooking up a hot delicious breakfast for all that attend. Local pageant winners will be entertaining the children while they enjoy breakfast and their visit with Santa.

Children under twelve are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance by bringing one new unwrapped toy or making a $5.00 donation to the Little League Center.

Toys will be donated to the Secret Santa Society who is celebrating their 25th year! A special THANK YOU to the volunteers including the “Kids in the Middle” from Chippens Hill School.
The Happy Elf - a Musical Comedy by Harry Connick Jr
Date: Sunday, December 04, 2016 (Event Views: 643)

A new musical comedy by Harry Connick Jr. that tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville, where not a single person has been nice! Can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? Your family will love this festive tale of overcoming adversity, friendship, the power of positivity and believing in yourself! Sponsored by 97.3 WZBG

Showing:
November 25, December 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 pm
November 26, 27, December 4, 11 at 2 pm

Tickets:
Adults $25
Seniors $21
Students $21

Special Family Rate: Family 4 pack of tickets and a family photo with Santa for only $60! Call the Box Office at (860) 283-6250 Mon-Fri 1-6 pm and Sat 1-4 pm for details on this special promotion!
For more information visit us at: www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
You can contact us at: admin@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Sunday, December 04, 2016 (Event Views: 550)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
The 26th Annual Children’s Holiday Parade
Date: Sunday, December 04, 2016 (Event Views: 519)

The 26th Annual Children’s Holiday Parade

The annual Children’s Holiday Parade is a parade, in reverse! Families bring their children and begin up on the Federal Hill Green and are given gift bags of goodies sponsored by community companies and non profits, and descent from the “Hill” down the roads of downtown to Main Street, where along their travels they will encounter giving storefronts, and vendors on each side of the street happily giving the children free treats! Once finished with the parade, stop and mingle at the bottom of Main Street for a winter wonderland gathering of games, additional vendors, hot cocoa and ciders, and more! If you would like to participate in the parade or for more info, call Linda DiMatteo at the Chamber at 860.584.4718 or email l.dimatteo@centralctchambers.org

Federal Hill Green to Main Street, Bristol
Parade departs the Green promptly at 1 p.m.

Play and Learn Groups at The Parent and Child Center
Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 (Event Views: 623)

Play and Learn Groups

Our Play and Learn group helps families meet other parents and children age 5 or younger and offers early learning activities to help children develop school readiness skills prior to entering Kindergarten. The program includes story time, craft activities, and free play.

Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 2016 from 10 AM to 11 AM

The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect Street, Bristol

FREE - This program is funded through a Quality Enhancement Grant from the Bristol School Readiness Council and is only open to Bristol families with children age 5 or younger.

December Social: Derek Monahan Performs Songs of the Season
Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 (Event Views: 406)

MANROSS Library
260 Central Street
Forestville, CT 06010
860/584-7790

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., Manross Library will hold a December Social: Derek Monahan Performs Songs of the Season. Performing Baroque, Romantic and Modern works, as well as some holiday favorites, this concert offers something for everyone. Derek Monahan has been playing guitar and performing since age 10. He began lessons in his hometown of Bristol, CT with Gary Harmon, playing rock and roll, blues and metal. He began singing and studying music theory with Michael Ravita at Bristol Central High School where he performed in the Madrigal Singers. After high school he went on to study classical guitar with Andrew LaFreniere at Western CT State University and with Richard Provost at the Hartt School. He has taught privately since 2005. You can see him performing classical and electric guitar solo, in musical theater pit bands, with singer Tanya Leonard, and with such groups as All-Star Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review, Glamour Girls, and Radio Waves. For more information or to register, please visit or call the Manross Library at 860-584-7790. Coffee and refreshments will be served, courtesy of the FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY. FREE.

For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: elizabethlivingston@ci.bristol.ct.us
Solarize Bristol Educational Workshop
Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 (Event Views: 472)

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Solarize Bristol program will host an educational workshop on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7 pm to 8:30 pm and on Wednesday, December 7th at 7 pm at the Bristol Public Library. Residents can learn about the program, be introduced to their solar installer, hear about financing options, and have a chance to learn if their house is good for solar.

The City of Bristol has been selected to participate in an award-winning residential solar program that makes going solar easy and affordable. Solarize Bristol is part of Solarize Connecticut – the groundbreaking residential solar program sparked by Connecticut’s Green Bank through a partnership with the non-profit organization, SmartPower.

Solarize Bristol is a coordinated effort across the community, supported by the City of Bristol. Through a competitive selection process, the City has selected All Green It Solar as their solar installer. All Green It Solar will provide all the solar installations in Bristol in exchange for special discount pricing.

Homeowners who want to get started finding out if their home is good for solar can go directly to Solarizect.com/Bristol to “Get Started.” Residents who live in surrounding communities can also participate in Solarize by going to SolarizeCT.com.

FREE Movie: The Meddler
Date: Thursday, December 08, 2016 (Event Views: 303)

Manross Memorial Library
260 Central Street
Forestville, CT 06010
860-584-7790

1:00 PM

Movie: The Meddler

With a new iPhone and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful but single screenwriter. When the texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others. (2016)(PG-13)(103 min.)(Info. from Amazon.com) FREE. Light Refreshments funded by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Please visit or call the library at 860-584-7790 to register in advance.

For more information visit us at: www.BristolLib.com
You can contact us at: elizabethlivingston@ci.bristol.ct.us
A Holiday Progressive Dinner
Date: Friday, December 09, 2016 (Event Views: 636)

Bring your friends, employees and family! Enjoy a holiday party at three of Bristol Museums.

Friday December 9, 2016

At 5:30pm Hor d'oeuves and wine at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center. 1 Pleasant Street, Bristol

7:00pm Dinner at the New England Carousel Museum 95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol

9:30pm Dessert and Coffee at the American Clock & Watch Museum 100 Maple Street, Bristol

Spend an evening experiencing the first Museum Progressive Dinner in Bristol.
$50 per person
Tickets on sale at all three museums. Tables of 8 may be reserved.

Call 860.585.5411 for reservations by December 5, 2016
All proceeds to benefit the educational programming of the three museums
For more information visit us at: http://www.imaginenation.org
You can contact us at: doreen.stickney@imaginenation.org
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Friday, December 09, 2016 (Event Views: 528)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
COLORING CRAZE PARTY
Date: Friday, December 09, 2016 (Event Views: 508)

The COLORING CRAZE PARTY continues at the Bristol Historical Society on November 18th. You bring your coloring books and supplies to the Bristol Historical Society and we will provide a wine and cheese party. This event will be held at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street, on the date cited above, from 7-9 pm, admission is $5. Pre-registration is required, adults only, please contact us at 860-583- 6309 for further information
For more information visit us at: http://www.bristolhistoricalsociety.org
Holiday Progressive Dinner
Date: Friday, December 09, 2016 (Event Views: 503)

On Friday, December 9th you are invited to take part in a one-of-a-kind collaboration between three of Bristol’s premier museums! Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, the New England Carousel Museum, and the American Clock & Watch Museum for the first ever Holiday Progressive Dinner.

Conveniently located in downtown Bristol your evening will begin at 5:30pm with playful horsd’oeuvres served at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located at 1 Pleasant Street. At 7:00 pm, enjoy a buffet dinner with all the trappings at the New England Carousel Museum, located at 95 Riverside Drive. Finally at 9:30pm it’s time for sweets and specialty coffees at the American Clock & Watch Museum located at 100 Maple Street. At each location enjoy drinks and live music while viewing the museum galleries.

Get into the holiday spirit and join us for this unforgettable event! Tickets are $50.00 per person and can be purchased at any of the three museums by Monday, December 5th. You can also secure tickets by calling 860-585-5411. Proceeds from this wonderful evening will support all three museum’s educational initiatives.



For more information visit us at: http://www.imaginenation.org
You can contact us at: kandice.guerrera@imaginenation.org
Cooking gourmet with Chef Dale Reney
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 615)

Saturday, December 10 @ 1:00 PM, Chef, Author, and Bristol resident, Dale Reney tells about his experiences as Executive Chef/Manager, in some of the finest restaurants in the USA (Gordon Ramsey--not!), shares a holiday recipe (w/samples!) and explains how his book, Cooking Gourmet in 60 Minutes, puts the joy back into cooking! No charge. Please RSVP at the library, on www.bristollib.com, or by calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.

For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: bplprogramming@gmail.com
Saturday Hours at the Bristol History Room
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 578)

In addition to its regular hours, the Bristol Public Library’s local history room will be open from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 10. Visitors will receive a 24k Gold-plated Bristol Public Library centennial ornament (made by Michael's Jewelers), while supplies last. The collection includes: books, pictures and postcards, city directories, yearbooks, maps, diaries, church and assessor’s records, newspapers on microfilm, cemetery, birth, death, and marriage indexes. There are also many historical photographs on display, including a wall devoted to Lake Compounce, along with local clocks, Civil War photographs and other items of interest. No Charge. Information: (860) 584-7787 x 2017.

The Bristol History Room is a collection of the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol, CT.
For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: bplprogramming@gmail.com
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 557)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
Open Mic Jam at The Bristol Polish Club
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 504)

Are you a musician that wants to share their talent with the community? Well, look no further than The Bristol Polish Club located at 541 Main Street in Bristol. Every Saturday they host an open mic jam session from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A full drum set, amps, and PA system are available for all musicians to use. First drink is free for performers at the Polish Club.

Not a performer? That’s ok! Come on out and listen to the talented local musicians. Enjoy everything from rock to blues to country performances. Every week is different so come on out and get your music on!

For more information visit us at: http://www.bristolpolishclub.com/
Holiday Craft Fair
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 448)

Holiday shopping at it's finest. One stop shopping at this craft fair to benefit the Bristol Central Class of 2017 grad party.
10 - 4 at United Asbury Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Bristol

Crafts, hot food, bake sale, raffles from all vendors! Come on down and do some shopping and support the grad party for the BCHS class of 2017.

Tables still available - contact Doreen Reed reeddoreen@yahoo.com or Lisa Michaud
lisamich1975@yahoo.com
You can contact us at: reeddoreen@yahoo.com
Snow Ball
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 416)

Join us for the Snow Ball, a winter dance hosted by the New England Carousel Museum. Dress to impress and dance the night away is our beautiful ballroom, while you make memories to last a lifetime. The event begins at 7 PM and goes until 11 PM.

This is a BYOB event. Tickets are $15.00 each and tables of 8 may be reserved. Please call the New England Carousel Museum at 860-585-5411 for more information or email manager@thecarouselmuseum.org.

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org/book-online

The New England Carousel Museum is located at 95 Riverside Avenue in Bristol.
For more information visit us at: http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org
You can contact us at: manager@thecarouselmuseum.org
Annual Santa's Farm Workshop at Indian Rock Nature Preserve
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 321)

Annual Santa's Farm Workshop at Indian Rock Nature Preserve

December 10th and 11th - Saturday and Sunday
10:00am to 2:00pm

A Fun day for the entire family!

Enjoy the splendor of Indian Rock’s indoor Winter Wonderland hall of decorated Christmas trees, an indoor waterfall, and a post office for letters to Santa.

Hop aboard the Holiday Hay wagon for a visit to see the farm animals and a trip to Santa's house to have a photo taken with Santa.

Enjoy Hot Chocolate as you savor tasty treats from our Bake Sale or visit our Vendor Gift Shop and have fun at our Kids Craft Center.

Admission for the event is $8 per person. Children one and under are FREE. Families are asked to dress appropriately for the hayride. The event is rain/snow/shine.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve
501 Wolcott Road
Bristol CT 06010

For more information visit us at: https://www.elcct.org
You can contact us at: programs@elcct.org
CRAFT & CRUNCH: Wire Sculpture Ornament
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Event Views: 297)

Manross Memorial Library
260 Central Street
Forestville, CT 06010
860-584-7790

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Tweens (age 9 & up), Teens and Adults are invited to Manross to create a beautiful holiday ornament using a glass ball, wire and beads. Please visit or call the library to preregister. A special snack is included. Space is limited. FREE.
For more information visit us at: www.BristolLib.com
You can contact us at: elizabethlivingston@ci.bristol.us.ct
Family Sunday at the New England Carousel Museum
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016 (Event Views: 589)

Join us for Family Sunday, on December 11th, from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM at the New England Carousel Museum! This monthly event features a children’s craft activity that changes each month. This month we are making ornamental snow globes! Along with participating in our craft activity, visitors can tour the Museum and ride our carousel. This is a great way for families to spend the day together and make wonderful memories!
Admission to Family Sunday is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, and includes the price of the craft. For more information or to make a reservation please call (860) 585-5411 or email info@thecarouselmuseum.org

For more information visit us at: http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org
You can contact us at: manager@thecarouselmuseum.org
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016 (Event Views: 523)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
Annual Santa's Farm Workshop at Indian Rock Nature Preserve
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016 (Event Views: 313)

Annual Santa's Farm Workshop at Indian Rock Nature Preserve

December 10th and 11th - Saturday and Sunday
10:00am to 2:00pm

A Fun day for the entire family!

Enjoy the splendor of Indian Rock’s indoor Winter Wonderland hall of decorated Christmas trees, an indoor waterfall, and a post office for letters to Santa.

Hop aboard the Holiday Hay wagon for a visit to see the farm animals and a trip to Santa's house to have a photo taken with Santa.

Enjoy Hot Chocolate as you savor tasty treats from our Bake Sale or visit our Vendor Gift Shop and have fun at our Kids Craft Center.

Admission for the event is $8 per person. Children one and under are FREE. Families are asked to dress appropriately for the hayride. The event is rain/snow/shine.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve
501 Wolcott Road
Bristol CT 06010

For more information visit us at: https://www.elcct.org
You can contact us at: programs@elcct.org
Play and Learn Groups at The Parent and Child Center
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Event Views: 621)

Play and Learn Groups

Our Play and Learn group helps families meet other parents and children age 5 or younger and offers early learning activities to help children develop school readiness skills prior to entering Kindergarten. The program includes story time, craft activities, and free play.

Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 2016 from 10 AM to 11 AM

The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect Street, Bristol

FREE - This program is funded through a Quality Enhancement Grant from the Bristol School Readiness Council and is only open to Bristol families with children age 5 or younger.

Support Group for Parents of Children with Challenging Behaviors
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (Event Views: 883)

Support Group for Parents of Children with Challenging Behaviors

Parents of children with challenging behaviors are invited to attend this free group, which will provide an opportunity for parents to share their experiences coping with challenging behaviors. The group will provide the opportunity for parents to come together to gain knowledge, education, and support, while developing new skills to deal with their child’s behaviors. A light meal will be served at each meeting. This group is partially funded by grants from the Petit Family Foundation and the Douglas and Noreen Schumann Special Interest Fund, the Bristol Savings Bank Fund, and the Eva M. Pierce Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation.

2nd Wednesday monthly (6 - 7:45 pm) – July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14

The Parent and Child Center, Small Classroom,
9 Prospect Street, Bristol

Free

Holiday Coffee House @ 1:00 PM
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 (Event Views: 711)

Special Holiday Coffee House at Bristol Public Library, featuring the popular Elizabeth Friedmann. Includes traditional holiday musical favorites combined with seasonal sing-alongs and holiday refreshments. December 15, 2016 @ 1PM. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. No charge. Please RSVP at the library or by calling:
(860) 584-7787 x 2023.

Made possible by a music programs donation by Norman W. Odlum.
For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: bplprogramming@gmail.com
Meet the Old Cranks - American Clock and Watch Museum
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 (Event Views: 675)

Meet the Old Cranks

Watch the Official Clock Winders in Action

Learn What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors (or behind closed clocks)? Come watch the American Clock & Watch Museum's official clock winders in action as they travel through the museum winding over 60 of our historic timepieces. This event is free with the price of admission.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

For more information visit us at: http://www.clockmuseum.org/
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 (Event Views: 518)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 (Event Views: 571)

Liberty Baptist Drama Team presents - An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd -
December 17th at 5pm. Event is FREE! Free refreshments after the show!
Liberty Baptist Church
265 Maple Ave.
Bristol CT
(860) 589-0000
What do a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity, and a small church’s Christmas program all have in common? For thief Collin Evans, the opportunity to change his life. Collin and his brother-in-law Tim rob a toy store, and in desperation Collin has to hide the money in a nearby church—ironically in the manger for the upcoming play. The director mistakes Collin for a substitute actor and he must play along. But for this young father, angry since his wife’s unexpected death, a change begins to happen as he talks with the pastor and feels the warmth and care from others. But will Collin be able to retrieve the money without being detected? Does he even still want the money? What will others think of this "good man" when they find out the truth? The message of Christmas is made real as Collin comes face-to-face with the love of the Christ at Christmas.
For more information visit us at: http://www.libertybaptist-ct.org
You can contact us at: lbcoffice@sbcglobal.net
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 (Event Views: 534)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
Open Mic Jam at The Bristol Polish Club
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 (Event Views: 482)

Are you a musician that wants to share their talent with the community? Well, look no further than The Bristol Polish Club located at 541 Main Street in Bristol. Every Saturday they host an open mic jam session from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A full drum set, amps, and PA system are available for all musicians to use. First drink is free for performers at the Polish Club.

Not a performer? That’s ok! Come on out and listen to the talented local musicians. Enjoy everything from rock to blues to country performances. Every week is different so come on out and get your music on!

For more information visit us at: http://www.bristolpolishclub.com/
An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016 (Event Views: 570)

Liberty Baptist Drama Team presents - An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd -
December 18th at 11:00AM. Event is FREE!
Liberty Baptist Church
265 Maple Ave.
Bristol CT
(860) 589-0000
What do a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity, and a small church’s Christmas program all have in common? For thief Collin Evans, the opportunity to change his life. Collin and his brother-in-law Tim rob a toy store, and in desperation Collin has to hide the money in a nearby church—ironically in the manger for the upcoming play. The director mistakes Collin for a substitute actor and he must play along. But for this young father, angry since his wife’s unexpected death, a change begins to happen as he talks with the pastor and feels the warmth and care from others. But will Collin be able to retrieve the money without being detected? Does he even still want the money? What will others think of this "good man" when they find out the truth? The message of Christmas is made real as Collin comes face-to-face with the love of the Christ at Christmas.
For more information visit us at: http://www.libertybaptist-ct.org
You can contact us at: lbcoffice@sbcglobal.net
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016 (Event Views: 533)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Friday, December 23, 2016 (Event Views: 522)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2016 (Event Views: 521)

With the arrival of the Holiday season, create new memories by walking through a Holiday Winterland of lights at Lake Compounce! With thousands of bulbs and impeccable light shows set to music, North America’s oldest operating theme park will be the place to go to get into the holly jolly holiday spirit! Ride the North Pole Railway, enjoy select children and family rides, listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, enjoy caroling and join in on the fun! The park will be decorated with amazing ice sculptures that you won’t believe are made out of ice! Balloon animals, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and pictures with Santa! Delicious and hot food will be served from their tasty food trucks. Join in on the holiday fun and travel to the Lake Compounce “North Pole” to have a ball with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves in their Polar fantasy!

November 25, 26, 27
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
For more information visit us at: http://www.LakeCompounce.com
Afternoon Movie: Genius (2016) PG-13
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 (Event Views: 576)

December 27 @ 1:00 PM. The story of American writer Thomas Wolfe and his connections with publisher Maxwell Perkins, who also published works by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Based on the 1978 National Book Award-winner Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg. Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman. Bristol Public Library 5 High Street, Bristol, CT. No charge. RSVP at the library, www.bristollib.com or by calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.
For more information visit us at: http://bristollib.com
You can contact us at: bplprogramming@gmail.com
Winter Wonderland Children's Adventure
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 (Event Views: 489)

FREE 11:00 am- 4:00 pm at The Bristol Historical Society 98 Summer St, Bristol, CT
sponsored by the Bristol Rotary Club with Magic by Tony Leone, cartoon film showings, live animals, puppet shows, animation drawing, the Magic of Science and Fun with Mathematics, and many more activities. Call 860-583-6309 with questions. Snow Date 12/28/16
For more information visit us at: http://www.bristolhistoricalsociety.org
Celebrations Around the World
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016 (Event Views: 505)

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol invites you to ring in the New Year celebrating cultures and traditions from Denmark and other places around the world on Saturday, December 31st from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

The festivities will include creating confetti, masks, and noisemakers and a visit from Father Time, with lots of music and dancing. March in our very own New Year’s parade at 11:30am. Following the parade, gather in Imagine Nation Times Square and count down for the ball drop at 12:00 noon!

Admission is $12.00/person, $6.00 for members, Please note Library and ACM passes will not be accepted for this event. Please note: Imagine Nation will close for the day at 2:00 p.m.

Imagine Nation- A Museum Early Learning Center is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.

For more information visit us at: http://www.imaginenation.org
You can contact us at: kandice.guerrera@imaginenation.org
Open Mic Jam at The Bristol Polish Club
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016 (Event Views: 479)

Are you a musician that wants to share their talent with the community? Well, look no further than The Bristol Polish Club located at 541 Main Street in Bristol. Every Saturday they host an open mic jam session from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A full drum set, amps, and PA system are available for all musicians to use. First drink is free for performers at the Polish Club.

Not a performer? That’s ok! Come on out and listen to the talented local musicians. Enjoy everything from rock to blues to country performances. Every week is different so come on out and get your music on!

For more information visit us at: http://www.bristolpolishclub.com/
New Year's Eve Party Featuring The Chaparrals
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016 Thru Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017 (Event Views: 402)

Ring in the New Year at the New England Carousel Museum! The museum will be hosting its annual New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, December 31st. Come enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and dance the night away to live music by the Chaparrals. The event begins and 7 PM and ends at 12:30 AM after we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. Bring your favorite beverage to celebrate and partake in a midnight toast. Noise makers, hats and streamers will be distributed to attendees for this celebration.

Tickets are $40.00 per person and tables of 8 may be reserved in advance. For more information call the museum at 860-585-5411 or email manager@thecarouselmuseum.org

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org/book-online

The New England Carousel Museum is located at 95 Riverside Avenue in Bristol.
For more information visit us at: http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org
You can contact us at: manager@thecarouselmuseum.org
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