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Today is December 11, 2016

Katonah, NY 10536

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 10:00pm | Local Events, Family and Friends
    - Mark your calendars right now!! This Sunday, December 11th only shop all day in store until 10pm and if the weather outside happens to be frightful you can shop all day online at! Please note hours may vary by store so check your local store for their Family & Friends hours. You’ll find a great opportunity to save big at Sears locations during this very important Family & Friends event! Everyone gets 5-20 percent off throughout the store and online including an extra 10 percent off Tools. Get an extra 20 percent off on Clothing and Footwear for the Family plus Fine Jewelry too! Plus Members get 10 percent in points on qualifying purchases with Sears Card throughout the store and online. Plus Members get 5% in points on qualifying purchases made in the Sears app. Plus get 16-week Layaway with lower payments. Valid on new in-store layaway contracts of $200 or more. See the attached flyer for more details.
    And there’s more! For this great event we’ll be extending the Family and Friends offers in store thru Tuesday in Home Appliances, Mattresses, Home Fashion, Tools, Lawn & Garden, Seasonal, Patio Furniture ,Grills, Footwear ,Fine Jewelry, Watches, Floor care, Fitness, Game Room, Sporting Goods and Optical.

    Sears, Yorktown Heights
    600 Lee Blvd. Yorktown Heights CT 10598
    Michael Ferdinand 203.939.3688
  • | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Ballet holiday
    - Join us for a special family performance of Nutcracker Suites and a Children's Holiday Party hosted by Broadway actor Frank Mastrone with stories, crafts, dancing , and sweets!
    The Old Town Hall
    175 Atlantic Street Stamford CT 06901
    Renee or Marti 203.358.8853
  • | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Local Events, concert, music, holiday, community, meeting, chorus, choral, Christmas, singing
    - Connecticut Choral Society to present three Candlelight and Carols Concerts

    Tickets are now available for the Connecticut Choral Society’s three family-friendly Candlelight and Carols concerts on Friday, December 9th, 8 pm (Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown), and both Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, 3 pm (North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury).

    Under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp, this holiday celebration of the season features music inspired by snow, with styles ranging from traditional to pop to swing. The program begins with a gentle and reflective opening, and builds through bold proclamation and joyous celebration. Highlights include On This Winter’s Night, the 2012 mega-holiday hit from the Grammy-award winning group Lady Antebellum, and Snow on Snow, by Philip Lawson of the world-renowned King's Singers. The audience is invited to join with the ensemble to sing Irving Berlin’s much-loved classic, White Christmas.

    The program will feature the world premiere of Snowflakes Fall, a new work by Southbury resident Ron Dukenski, which is scored for unaccompanied voices.

    Tickets are $25 for adults (add $5 at the door), and $20 for seniors and youth). Buy tickets at click for details, by calling 888-927-2933, or at the door.
    North Congregational Church
    11 Main Street North Woodbury CT 06798
    Connecticut Choral Society 888.927.2933

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.

Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, classical, concert, family, kids and families, date night,
    - Continue your excitement for the holiday season with us as we present Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite with members of the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet performing segments of this favorite ballet. Also on the program are "Farandole" from Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, "Winter" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and songs performed by the Seabury Academy of St. Paul's on the Green. Sing your favorite holiday songs and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah!

    Tickets are available now through our website: click for details and the Buy Tickets link. Other performance dates this season include: HEROES! Music for All Ages on March 12, and our Season Finale: Mahler's Symphony No 2 with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut on May 20.
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Kate Altman 203.956.6771
  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ. One of the two College Football Playoff semi-finals to determine the contenders in the 2017 national championship game. For info visit click for details.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, danbury, wingfest, festival
    - Connecticut Wingfest delivers a day full of music, fun and games, live music from the Trolls, beer for purchase and of course wings! Local restaurants will compete for the title of “Connecticut’s Best Wings”, determined by a panel of judges through a blind taste test. All attendees will have the chance to sample the wings too, and then vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award competition.

    Advance General Admission tickets $15. Price will increase to $20 at the door.
    Saturday, January 28th from 1pm – 4pm and 6pm – 9pm
    @ the Matrix Conference Center – 39 Old Ridgebury Rd Danbury, CT 06810

    Visit click for details for more information
    Matrix Conference Center
    39 Old Ridgebury Rd Danbury CT 06810
    Missy Repola 203.775.1212
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Dec 30, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, classical, concert, family, kids and families, date night,
    - Join us as we welcome members of the Norwalk Youth Symphony to sit side-by-side with us to present John William's "Superman" and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Op. 67.

    We will also be featuring the winner of our 5th Annual Young Artists Festival Concerto Competition which takes place on January 28 and 29, 2017. The festival is for young musicians who have been studying privately for at least 2 years up to 18 years old.

    Information about the Young Artists Festival and tickets for the March 12 concert are available now through our website: click for details. Our Season Finale: Mahler's Symphony No 2 with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut will be held on May 20, 2017.
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Symphony HQ 203.956.6771

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, classical, concert, family, kids and families, date night,
    - We will bring our 77th season to a close in a mighty fashion as the Norwalk Symphony brings you Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 2 - Resurrection. The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut under the direction of Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell and soloists will bring Mahler's interpretation of life and death for all of humanity.
    Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
    125 East Avenue Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Symphony HQ 203.956.6771

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

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