Head to the Westerly library tonight at 6 for the final talk in the “Treasure Talk” series when Landscape Architect Rebecca Nolan tells the story of the excavation of the Stillman Canal and Westerly’s hidden waterways. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.
Be soothed by the sounds of music Sunday when the Westminster Youth String Ensemble presents a Holiday Concert at the Westerly Armory at 3 p.m. The children’s group will be joined by adult string players from the community and members of the venerable Westerly Band. Children are free and adults are $10 each.
Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Knickerbocker Wednesday night for a free dancing lesson ahead of the 7:30 concert with the Shiny Lapel Trio. Lessons begin at 7p.m. Tickets are $10 at knickmusic.com/events.
Find your favorite stuffed animal, put on your coziest PJs and head to Stonington High School Thursday night for a holiday viewing of “Polar Express” sponsored by the Stonington High School Interact Club. The entrance fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children 18 and under. Proceeds from a bake sale with various drinks and bakery items provided by interact members will go to one local family in need this holiday season.
Remember your loved ones by purchasing a “Love Light” then join members of the Westerly Hospital Auxiliary Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby as they turn on the lights and celebrate the 33rd annual Lights of Love campaign with a special tree lighting ceremony and a special performance by the Chariho High School Women's Choral Group.
Swing into the Holidays Fundraiser Featuring Johnny and the East Coast Rockers Swingin' Rhythm and Blues, a benefit to support the North Stonington Elementary School Drama Club and its mission to encourage a lifelong appreciation of the arts and recognition of the educational power of the theatre. Join in for an evening of incredible music and dancing along with the chance to win some spectacular raffle prizes. Tickets: $10 donation ($2 service charge included with online tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)
Head to the borough Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the annual Stonington Borough Holiday Stroll. Get ready to sing carols, sip mulled cider, and join the countdown to the lighting of the tree. After that local merchants will offer hors d'oeuvres, eggnog and other goodies.
Check out the Sun’s calendar of events for a complete listing of the region’s fairs, festivals and bazaars. Everything from crafts to raffle baskets to homemade delicacies to children's table to reading areas and pictures with Santa are being offered in the upcoming days. Visit thewesterlysun.com/event-calendar for all the latest information.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro