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November 2018

Sock Skating Rink

November 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - February 18, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford,CT06103United States
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It's snow much fun here at the Connecticut Science Center! Stay warm while enjoying one of the best winter activities; skating! No skates are required for this rink, just wear your coziest pair of socks to slide around in. This is great for both the young and the young at heart. The Sock Skating Rink is located in the Science Workshop and will be open through President's Day., 

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December 2018

Photography Fridays

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EST
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Calling all photographers!  Get exclusive access to the Conservancy during our most interesting time of year, breeding season.  This is your chance to photograph our rare and endangered birds in full plumage in their most brilliant colors., 

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Bald Eagle Viewing

December 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
Town of Southbury, 2150 River Rd.Southbury06488United States
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Specialists will be on site with high-powered telescopes to help visitors see the eagles in action and to answer questions about America's national symbol. Reservations are required., In past years visitors have witnessed 10 or more eagles in a single day, not to mention a variety of other birds including red-tail hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, goshawks, great blue herons, and various waterfowl. Dress warmly and bring binoculars, given the limited number of onsite telescopes.,During the season, special Bird of Prey shows…

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January 2019

Seal Spotting & Birding Cruises

January 12 @ 12:00 am - January 27 @ 12:00 am EST
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St.Norwalk06854United States
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Cruise out for the chance to see some of the seals and waterfowl that spend their winters in Long Island Sound. R/V , has a climate controlled cabin but, because the best viewing is outside on the deck, participants should bring plenty of warm clothes. Advance reservations recommended., January schedule:,  , 

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50th Annual Hartford Boat Show

January 17 @ 12:00 am - January 20 @ 12:00 am EST
Mohegan Sun, Mohegan SunUncasville06382United States
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Enjoy four days of boating fun and once-a-year deals. Shop and compare hundreds of boats, from luxury motor yachts to sport fishers, pontoon boats, inflatables, paddle boards and PWC. Browse exciting new destinations to plan your summer boating excursion, the latest in marine technology, engines, accessories and gear.

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Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

January 18 @ 7:05 pm - 9:30 pm EST
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford,CT06103United States
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The Phantom of the Hockey Game is there, inside your mind… Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Lehigh Valley Phantoms wore half hockey masks and capes and sang opera songs? Too much? Maybe it would be better if they just slapped the puck around and got into a few fights. Tickets are available through the XL Center Box Office.

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Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

January 18 @ 7:05 pm - 9:30 pm EST
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford,CT06103United States
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The Phantom of the Hockey Game is there, inside your mind… Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Lehigh Valley Phantoms wore half hockey masks and capes and sang opera songs? Too much? Maybe it would be better if they just slapped the puck around and got into a few fights. Tickets are available through the XL Center Box Office.

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Hike or Snowshoe at Valley Falls Ridge

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Valley Falls Park, 280 Valley Falls Rd.
Vernon,CTUS
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Join us for a three-mile, two-hour hike or snowshoe at Valley Falls Park in Vernon, Connecticut. Valley Falls is home to a number of national historical sites and offers a wide variety of animal and plant life along the trails. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate to Intense. WHERE TO MEET: The parking lot near the Main Road Trail. WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no…

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Clinic: Snowshoeing Essentials

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Whether you are new to snowshoeing or a seasoned veteran who wants to improve your skills this is the clinic for you. Join us for an in-store informative introduction to essential snowshoe skills. Our experts will teach you some basic nomenclature and show you techniques that will enhance your enjoyment of the sport and help you choose the snowshoes that are right for…

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Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Falcons

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford,CT06103United States
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The Springfield Falcons are the AHL affiliate for the Florida Panthers. Get ready to give them the bird. And the cat. Tickets are available through the XL Center Box Office.

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Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Falcons

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford,CT06103United States
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The Springfield Falcons are the AHL affiliate for the Florida Panthers. Get ready to give them the bird. And the cat. Tickets are available through the XL Center Box Office.

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Giuffrida Park, Meriden

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Giuffrida Park, 800 Westfield Rd
Meriden,US
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Sunday January 20th. Giuffrida Park Meriden. 691 East off at exit 12.Go left for 1.5 miles & turn right on Bee St. Go 2 blocks & just pastgolf course turn left at sign for Giuffrida Park. Meet on top. Turn right& park in rear of house. GPS 800 Westfield Rd. Meriden. NO KIDS - NO DOGS - NO SNEAKERS* Hike starts at 9:30AM sharp, please arrive at 9:00AM and will last approximately 2 hour Singles Only 30s-70s For those of…

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Hike or Snowshoe at Talcott Mountain

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Join us for an exciting hike or snowshoe to the summit of Talcott Mountain, where we'll enjoy splendid views of the surrounding Connecticut landscape. This approximately two-hour, three-mile hike offers challenging terrain with significant changes in elevation, creating steep ascents and descents. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate to Intense. WHERE TO MEET: The Heublein Tower trail sign at the edge of the parking area. WHAT…

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Winter Walk Wethersfield Center

January 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main St
Wethersfield,CT06109US
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As the midwinter’s sun sets in the West and the Wolf Moon rises in the East, meet Jim Woodworth and Bike Walk Wethersfield’s Kevin Sullivan, at the Keeney Center parking lot, 200 Main Street, Old Wethersfield. Walkers will stroll down Main Street to Wethersfield Cove Park (about 1 mile), walk through the parking lot to the Cove channel, under the I91 overpass and out to the River’s edge. The Wolf Moon on the breast of the flowing waters will give…

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Monday Night Football

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST
Spotlight Theatres Front Street, 39 Front Street
Hartford,CT06103United States
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Are you ready for game day? Spotlight Theatres Front Street is. They have 🍺🏈 football all day every Sunday in the bar AND every Monday night on the biggest screen in town. FREE entry, $3 giant Coors drafts, a full bar, 99¢ wings, and waitstaff service right from your seat in the theater. 🙌

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Tent Tales for Tykes – Story Time at L.L.Bean

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Join us in our L.L.Bean Tent for storytime at your local L.L.Bean store! During each session, we'll explore a different nature or outdoor theme, followed by related activities, games or crafts. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Caretakers must remain on-site and are welcome to join in the fun or spend the time shopping. Registration is required. For store specific updates follow us on…

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Wednesday night R.A.W. (Right after work)! – Intermediate/Advanced loop ride

January 23 @ 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm EST
Tunxis Meade Athletic fields, 50 Tunxis meade dr
Farmington,CT06032US
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Road bikes are recommended for this ride. Please join us on our weekly intermediate/ advanced Loop ride. Arrive by 5:45 and leave at 6:00. We start out riding towards Collinsville on the bike path and into Simsbury using several roads and gravel trails then returning to Farmington via Avon on the bikeway. This will be done at a pace of about 13-14+mph. Ride will be 28 miles total, making only a couple stops at critical regrouping points. Please note the…

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Clinic: Fly-Tying the Wooly Bugger

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Our fly-tying experts want to help you tie one of our most popular flies, the Wooly Bugger. We'll provide the expertise, vises, tools and fly-tying materials! For store specific updates follow us on Facebook @LLBeanSWindsorStore and twitter @llbeanswindsor (http://twitter.com/llbeanswindsor)

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Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Falcons

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford,CT06103United States
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The Springfield Falcons are the AHL affiliate for the Florida Panthers. Get ready to give them the bird. And the cat. Tickets are available through the XL Center Box Office.

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After Work Monroe Rail Trail Ride

January 24 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Rail Trail Parking lot, 578 Cutlers Farm Road
Monroe,CTUS
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NOTE: DETAILS HAVE CHANGED! We are modifying this ride to include the new sections of the rail trail that go down to Beardsley Park. Please read entire post! 5:45 meet time. Please be ready to ride with tires pumped by 6:00. The ride ends after dusk so a bright bike light or headlamp and a rear red blinking light are required. Those folks who want more riding can meet around 5:00 and ride the northern section of the trail (Newtown)…

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Clinic: Winter Stargazing

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Join us for a spectacular night of gazing into the stars and learning about them from our experts. Since the night sky is at its clearest during the colder months, there is a great opportunity to see the stars at their most brilliant. Our experienced guides will teach you how to recognize the stars, planets and other celestial objects visible from your own…

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Kid’s Book Drive

January 26 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 9:00 pm EST
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This month we will be doing a Book Drive for kids. Many kids do not have the luxury of having a book to read. Come in and drop off your new and gently used children's books. Books will be donated to a local charity. For store specific updates follow us on Facebook @LLBeanSWindsorStore and twitter @llbeanswindsor (http://twitter.com/llbeanswindsor)

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Winter Walk CT Audubon Center

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Connecticut Audubon Society Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street
Glastonbury,CT06033US
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Meet GMCT’s Larry Lunden and Charley Smith fo the Land Heritage Coalition at the Connecticut Audubon Center at 1361 Main St. We will meet inside the center. We will take a short hike along the Connecticut River to our Austin and Matava parcels in Glastonbury Meadows.Dress for the Weather and ground conditions. Many places will be muddy. Weather and water conditions may revise or cancel. This area is used for hunting, so wear an orange vest if you have one.…

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DEEP CARE Family Ice Fishing Day

January 26 @ 10:00 am EST
White Memorial Conservation Center Museum, 80 Whitehall Rd.Litchfield06759United States
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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division sponsors this program for the seventh consecutive year. Families and individuals age nine and up are welcome to attend this unique event which is part of the DEEP's CARE (Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education) program. The program is taught by certified volunteer instructors and it's fun. All fishing tackle and course materials are provided free. To learn more log onto the CT DEEP's website: , and type in “CARE.” Bring a…

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Clinic: Favorite Local Winter Sports Destinations

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Learn the best local areas to enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and winter hiking from our experts. You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to discover hidden gems for outdoor adventure that might be just up the street. For store specific updates follow us on Facebook @LLBeanSWindsorStore and twitter @llbeanswindsor (http://twitter.com/llbeanswindsor)

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Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Charlotte Checkers

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford,CT06103United States
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A team made out of checkers doesn’t seem like a tough team to beat. It is not even like it’s Connect Four, which at least takes some vertical skill. Will there be jumping, or better yet, multiple jumping of players? When the Wolf Pack win, they should make the Checkers king them. Tickets are available through the XL Center Box Office

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UConn Women’s Basketball vs. UCF

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plz
Hartford,CT06103United States
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The UConn Women are back for another season of general awesomeness. Single game tickets are available from UConn’s website.

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Monday Night Football

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST
Spotlight Theatres Front Street, 39 Front Street
Hartford,CT06103United States
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Are you ready for game day? Spotlight Theatres Front Street is. They have 🍺🏈 football all day every Sunday in the bar AND every Monday night on the biggest screen in town. FREE entry, $3 giant Coors drafts, a full bar, 99¢ wings, and waitstaff service right from your seat in the theater. 🙌

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Tent Tales for Tykes – Story Time at L.L.Bean

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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Registration on the L.L.Bean website is required to attend this event. Visit http://www.llbean.com/southwindsor to reserve your spot. Join us in our L.L.Bean Tent for storytime at your local L.L.Bean store! During each session, we'll explore a different nature or outdoor theme, followed by related activities, games or crafts. Recommended for children ages 3-6. Caretakers must remain on-site and are welcome to join in the fun or spend the time shopping. Registration is required. For store specific updates follow us on…

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Wednesday night R.A.W. (Right after work)! – Intermediate/Advanced loop ride

January 30 @ 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm EST
Tunxis Meade Athletic fields, 50 Tunxis meade dr
Farmington,CT06032US
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Road bikes are recommended for this ride. Please join us on our weekly intermediate/ advanced Loop ride. Arrive by 5:45 and leave at 6:00. We start out riding towards Collinsville on the bike path and into Simsbury using several roads and gravel trails then returning to Farmington via Avon on the bikeway. This will be done at a pace of about 13-14+mph. Ride will be 28 miles total, making only a couple stops at critical regrouping points. Please note the…

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