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What’s Happening This Weekend:

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Cabin Fever & Chowder Festival

February 25, 2017 from 12 noon to 4:00pm Olde Mistick Village will take on the warm and welcome aroma of chowder as the merchants of Olde Mistick Village host their 14th Annual Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Cook-Off on Saturday, February ...
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Maple Sugar Festival Weekend

March 4 – March 5 Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the SM&NC. Presented by First County Bank, our Maple Sugar Festival takes place on Saturday, March 4th & Sunday March 5th ...
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Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Mar 03, 2017 - Mar 05, 2017 Featuring: Max-D driven by Colton Eichelberger, Scooby-Doo driven by Bailey Shea, El Toro Loco driven by Kayla Blood, NEA driven by Aaron Basl, Monster Mutt Rottweiler driven by Daron Basl, Trucks/drivers subject to change., ...
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Teddy Bear Health Clinic

Saturday, March 11 at 10 AM - 1 PM Bring your favorite stuffed friend and enjoy the activities designed for health habits and physical fitness. Sponsored by the Thomaston Savings Bank. Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center 1 Pleasant St, Bristol, Connecticut ...
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Women Take Flight

Saturday, March 11 at 10 AM - 4 PM Join us for a celebration of women in aerospace! Meet women pilots, engineers, and industry specialists Participate in hands-on STEM Build and Fly Challenges Discover the local history of women in aerospace Take to the skies ...
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Cirque du Soleil presents Toruk

Mar 15 - 19 , 2017 Tickets go on sale to the public, this Friday at 10:00am! Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling ...
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Wednesday, April 19 at 4 PM - 6 PM Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is sponsoring the annual Kiss A Pig Contest where enthusiastic professionals from the community volunteer to support Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center by ...
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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM - 4 PM Celebrate Earth Day at Discovery! We'll enjoy Earth and nature-themed hands-on activities, a special planetarium show schedule, make-and-takes, and Science on a Sphere demonstrations. We'll also meet local professionals who will show ...
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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM - 1 PM Join Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center for an Earth Day Celebration for families. Today we will feature a wide variety of special guests and activities designed to help children care ...
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DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: The Friendship Tour!

  April 22-23, 29-30, & May 6-7 Toot toot!!! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station for 3 weekends this spring!! Thomas & Friends will be joining us on April 22-23, 29-30, ...
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