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Today is December 5, 2016

Somers, NY 10589

Monday, December 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Celebrate a delicious holiday tradition, host a cookie exchange party this week! Try a new recipe or share personal favorites with others. Easy ideas, recipes, inspiration and instruction are available at click for details.
     
           

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, workshop, crafting, ornament making, holidays, glitter, Laurie Davis,
    - You MUST PRE REGISTER AND PAY AT: click for details
    Glitter is fun at any age! The Norwalk Historical Society is hosting Glitter 101, an ornament-making workshop, with artisan Laurie Davis at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, CT on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm. Learn how to create Ms. Davis' signature glitter pear ornament and explore the history of glitter! The workshop is $35.00 and includes all materials. Registration and pre-payment required by December 2 at click for details. Snow date for the workshop is Tuesday, December 13.

    Let Laurie Davis, the Glitter Fairy, take you on a journey through the medium of glitter! We all played with glitter as a kid, now it's time to have some fun with it as adults at Glitter 101! At this two hour workshop, Ms. Davis will discuss the history of glitter, where it comes from and how it's used. Then she will instruct the group on how to create her signature glitter pear ornament complete with leaf, bow and hammered brass hook. She will also instruct on how to create a fun holiday gift tag and how to display the ornament in a gift box. All materials including gift tag and box are included in the workshop price. Each student will leave with his or her own handcrafted glitter pear ornament perfect for gift giving or keeping!

    Laurie Davis is a former Art Teacher and Graphic Director with a BFA from Syracuse University. She has appeared several times on NBC's The Martha Stewart Show, The Katie Brown Workshop and Pet Talk. Her passion for design and nature led her to create a full-time business, and for over 17 years she has embellished faux fruit, veggies, dragonflies, bumblebees, sea stars and other shapes with a dusting of glitter, transforming them into much coveted seasonal decorations. Ms. Davis' handcrafted ornaments and cards are sold throughout Connecticut, Maine, Virginia and in her etsy shop: click for details Her lovely glittery globe ornaments can be found in the Norwalk Historical Society Museum Gift Shop.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

    The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For information: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.
    Mill Hill Historic Park
    2 East Wall St. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known. Except for the fact that he was a Bishop of Myra (now Turkey) in the fourth century, and that from early times he was noted for his charity. Santa Claus and the presentation of gifts is said to derive from St. Nicholas.
     
           

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
     
           

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
     
           

Friday, December 9th, 2016

  • | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | 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.
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    36 Main Street Newtown CT 06470
    Connecticut Choral Society 888.927.2933 info@ctchoralsociety.com

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 12:15pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, classical music, family, concert
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    Jolly Saint Nick comes to Caramoor to fill the Rosen House with holiday cheer. The little ones will be in for an adventure with I Spy a Santa or Two in the Music Room, followed by a thirty-minute concert of sing-a-longs when Santa Claus will appear to delight the whole family. Santa’s favorite snack–milk and cookies–will be served in the cloisters. Bring your cameras and begin the festive season with joy!

    Schedule

    10:00am- I Spy a Santa or Two

    10:20am- Music Performance

    10:45am–12:00pm- Meet Santa!
    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
    149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah NY 10536
    Caramoor Box Office 914.232.1252 info@caramoor.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, holiday shopping, christmas, donate, Norwalk Historical Society, museum
    - On Saturday, December 10, 2016 stop by the Norwalk Historical Society Museum between10:00am and 6:00pm for some Holiday cheer! Enjoy warm apple cider and holiday cookies as you make your way around the museum exhibits. Spread holiday kindness to those who need it most by donating a canned or non-perishable food item to benefit The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk, CT. Please visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for a list of suggested food items. The Open Door Shelter provides shelter, food, clothing as well as other services to the homeless and working poor in the Norwalk community. Museum admission is free. The Museum is located at 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue.

    All exhibits will be available for viewing including the Museum’s latest exhibit, Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th-Century Norwalk curated by Elizabeth Avery with graphic designs by Scott Kuykendall. Other exhibits include: Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections, Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington Lockwood Dessert Service, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox, and Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity, with photography by the late Tony Velez.

    Searching for that unique holiday gift? Shopping for the family member that “has everything”? Look no further than The Norwalk Historical Society Museum Gift Shop which showcases the work of over 15 Connecticut artists and artisans and features an eclectic array of distinctive merchandise: Home decor, paintings, mixed media art, photography, greeting cards, jewelry, ornaments, books, housewares, clothing, accessories, vintage-inspired toys, pottery and more! Plus, you will find the Norwalk Historical Society‘s logo wear, handmade linen tote bags, aprons, dish towels, t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and custom soaps.
    The gift shop will also have extended Holiday hours on Friday, December 9, 2016 from Noon – 7:00pm.

    For more information visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

    The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
  • | 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 info@ctchoralsociety.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by November 4, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

  • | 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 info@ctchoralsociety.com

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 info@norwalksymphony.org
  • - 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.
     
           

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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 info@norwalksymphony.org

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 info@norwalksymphony.org

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

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