Subject: Double Week Holiday Special: Your E-Buzz Events for the Weeks Dec. 20 - Jan. 2

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The list below is a small selection of the many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We recommend you click the link above for our complete listing for this period.
Oak Ridge Boys

Wed. Dec. 20, 8pm 
Ridgefield Playhouse

The Oak Ridge Boys have long been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour, and this year they will stop in Ridgefield with their mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—including songs from their six bestselling Christmas CDs. (More)
Winter Solstice Ritual

Wed. Dec. 20, 7pm
Unitarian Church

Celebrate the Winter Solstice this Wednesday night (the longest of the year) at Westport’s Unitarian Church. As people have done for centuries, share stories and songs by candlelight in this earth-centered ritual to remind us of the turning of the seasons and the turning of our lives on this fragile planet.
Fairfield County Arts Association
Members Show

Thurs. Dec. 21, 7pm
Independence Hall
Opening Reception

The Fairfield County Arts Association (FCAA) offers area artists an opportunity to network with other artists, attend meetings with artist presenters, exhibit, participate in plein aire sketching, and receive a monthly newsletter. The public is invited to attend the reception in the first floor Conference Room for the FCAA member show. Refreshments will be available. (More)
Mark Schenker 
A Christmas Carol In Dickens's Day - And Ours

Thurs Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m
New Canaan Library

A Christmas Carol was an enormous success as soon as it was published in 1843, and has never been out of print. New Canaan Library offers all the opportunity to usher in the holidays with a lively lecture on this famous work, presented by Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs for Yale College. (More)
Holiday Sweets: 
Mendiants and Chocolate Bark Workshop For Kids

Sat. Dec. 23, 11am 
Wilton Historical Society
A mendiant is a traditional French confection composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits, usually made during the holidays, and often given as a gift. Like chocolate bark, they can be made with dark, milk or white chocolate. Lola Chen will discuss these holiday sweets as the children make – and sample – some (nut-free)! (More)
Build A Train Workshop

Dec. 26-28, 11am; 1pm
Fairfield Museum 
and History Center

See the Holiday Express model train exhibit and then children, ages 5 – 12, can assemble wooden parts with glue to construct a mini model train, then paint it with colorful and creative designs (bring a smock for painting).  (More)
Exploring Light in Art

Wed. Dec. 27, 9am-5pm
Aldrich Museum

In this full-day program, kids in grades 1-3 work with artist Adam Handler, to create 3 art works using wired lights, black light and ultraviolet paints. Bring a water bottle, snack and lunch. (More)

Feeding Time 
at the Aquarium

Thur. Dec. 28, 8am
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

After an 8am breakfast in the Aquarium's café, make the rounds with an educator as the staff feeds an amazing array of hungry animals. Feed the terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and rays. Get up close with the harbor seals, then watch behind-the-scenes as aquarists feed the big sharks. (More)
First Night of Westport Family New Year's Eve Party

Sun. Dec. 31, 4-10pm
Downtown Westport

A family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration - with fireworks at 8pm. New this year is karaoke - choose your favorite out of 25,000 songs. Enjoy Bouncy Houses, fireworks, Dennis the Train Man, music, magicians, face painting, Family Zumba, a hypnosis show, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mark Nathan and School of Rock  (More)
New Year's Eve
with The Samples
Sun. Dec. 31, 8pm
Fairfield Theatre Company
The Warehouse

A pre-set plan for New Year’s Eve that includes tickets to the jazzy-jammy-reggae-tinged sound of The Samples, live at The Warehouse in Fairfield. With over a million records sold since the band emerged in the 90s, the chilled-out but groovin’ melodies of this band are just the gift we need to smooth the transition into what we sure hope is a better year to come than the one we’re leaving behind. (More)
Hear Our Drive Time WPKN Announcements

Hear more selections from on our 2-minute Drive Time announcements on WPKN 89.5 FM and Announcements of five or six selected events can be heard as PSAs during drive time: 7-9am and 4-7pm, weekdays.
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