Lantern Tours

Mystic Seaport Museum's Lantern Tours

Thursday, Nov. 21

William McKeever

7 to 8 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with William McKeever, the author of “Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—the Ocean’s Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians.” The event will be hosted in partnership with the Living Sharks Museum, and Savoy will donate 20 percent of profits to shark research and conservation. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

History of Thanksgiving

6:30 p.m.; Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery, 37 High St., Westerly.

The Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery will host a Literary Salon with author Harriet Grayson who will discuss the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. People are encouraged to bring their favorite books to read around Thanksgiving. For more information email graysonharriet@gmail.com or visit oceanbreezepress.net.

Rotary Club

Dine to Donate

6 p.m.; Phoenix Dining & Entertainment, 215 Liberty St., Pawcatuck.

The Rotary Club of the Stoningtons will hold a Dine to Donate and Basket Raffle Fundraiser to help fund Rotary International’s campaign to End Polio Now. Phoenix Dining & Entertainment will contribute 20 percent of sales the night of the event to End Polio Now. All proceeds from a Basket Raffle will benefit End Polio Now. For more information, visit facebook.com/havingfuninservice.

Exploring the

CT Wine Trail

6:30 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

The Mystic & Noank Library will host a talk by Michelle Griffis who will give insider tips about exploring the CT Wine Trail, followed by a question and answer session. The event is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org or call 860-536-7721.

Nov. 21 – Dec. 29

“A Christmas Carol”

Various times; Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence.

Trinity Rep will present “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, directed by Kate Bergstrom. For tickets or more information call 401-351-4242 or visit TrinityRep.com.

Nov. 21 – Dec. 8

“Hand to God”

Various times; Burbage Theatre Co., 59 Blackstone Ave., Pawtucket.

Burbage Theatre Co. will present dark comedy “Hand to God” by Robert Askins. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484-0355.

Nov. 21 - 24

“Seussical the Musical”

Various times; Arctic Playhouse Theatre, 117 Washington St., West Warwick.

Arctic Playhouse Theatre will present the Broadway family musical, “Seussical the Musical.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit thearcticplayhouse.com or call 401-573-3443.

Nov. 21 - 23

Holiday Book Sale

Various times; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.

The Friends of Wheeler Library will hold a Holiday Book Sale during library hours, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Wheeler Library. For more information, visit wheeler library.org or call 860-535-0383.

Nov. 21 – Dec. 22

“Dance Nation” & “You Got Older”

Various times; The Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Court, Providence.

The Wilbury Theatre Group will present “Dance Nation” and “You Got Older,” running in rotation. Directed by Angela Brazil and Wendy Overly, the shows are two very different plays by Clare Barron. For schedule, tickets and more information, visit thewilburygroup.org or call 401-400-7100.

November 21, 22

Christ the King Concert

7 p.m.; Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Rd, Kingston.

The 31st annual Christ the King Concert will feature Tom Kendzia and the Christ the King Choir and Youth Choir conducted by Heather Skidds, with special guest David Haas. Tickets are available at the church office during the week. A free will donation will be held. All proceeds to benefit parish outreach programs.

Friday, Nov. 22

James Hazelwood Book Reading

7 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

James Hazelwood, Lutheran bishop, will discuss his book, “Everyday Spirituality: Discover a Life of Hope, Peace and Meaning.” There will be musical entertainment provided by Lisa Hazelwood and Mike Bussey. The event is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Best Friend’s Girl

8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center of the Arts will host a performance by The Cars tribute band, Best Friend’s Girl. Tickets are $23. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Nov. 22, 23

“The 25th Annual

Putnam County

Spelling Bee”

Various times; Westerly Middle School,10 Sandy Hill Road, Westerly.

Theatre Scrapbook will present ‘the 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Performances will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets and more information, visit theatrescrapbook.com.

“The Life of the

World to Come”

7 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic

Emerson Theater Collaborative will present “The Life of the World to Come” by Darcy Parker Bruce, directed by Kato McNickle and produced by Theresa Broach. The play will be presented as a staged reading. A donation at the door is welcome. For more information call 860-705-9711.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Music Matters

5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

La Grua Center’s Music Matters Series will host a performance, Hearfelt Salon, Intimate Stage, featuring Sonja Du Toit Tengblad, soprano; Emily Marvosh, contralto; and Joseph Turbessi, pianos. Tickets are $20, free for age 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will present a concert, Death & Transfiguration, featuring Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Hannah Cho, soloist, and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.org or call 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Completely Unchained

8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center of the Arts will host a performance by Van Halen tribute band, Completely Unchained. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Ukulele Concert

2 p.m.; Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston.

The Kingston Free Library will host a performance by The South County Ukulelians who will perform a variety of music from the 1950’s and on. To register or for more information, call 401-783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.

Nov. 23, 24

Handel’s Messiah

Various times; George Kent Peformance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly.

The Chorus of Westerly and Handel Festival Orchestra, directed by Andrew Howell, will perform movements fro Handel’s Messiah. Performances will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit chorusofwesterly.org or call 401-596-8663.

Nov. 23 - Dec. 22

Lantern Light Tours

5 p.m.; Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

Mystic Seaport’s Lantern Light Tours are a 70-minute progressive play based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 “A Christmas Carol,” in the setting of the historic buildings and vessels of the museum. Tours leave every 15 minutes. For tickets or more information, visit mysticseaport.org or call 860-572-0711.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Nicole Asselin

1 to 3 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host an open house book signing with local author Nicole Asselin for her book “Murder at First Pitch.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Native American

Arts Festival

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

The 10th Annual Native Arts Festival will feature Native American artists and entertainers, traditional foods, storytelling, demonstrations, raffles and a “Native Stylin” fashion show at 2:30 p.m. For more information, email niedc2019@gmail.com.

U.S. Coast Guard Band

2 p.m.; Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The U.S. Coast Guard Band will perform a concert featuring Alan Hovhaness’ Symphony No. 4 and Bernstein’s “Suite from Mass” for brass quintet and band. The event is free. To enter the Coast Guard Academy, drivers are required to present a valid photo ID. For more information, visit uscg.mil/band or call 860-701-6826.

Nov. 24 -Dec. 15

Cupcakes and Cocoa Family Party

1 to 3 p.m.; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London.

On Sundays through Dec. 15, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum will host parties for families featuring cupcakes, cocoa and crafts. Cost is $15, $12 for children, free for ages 3 and under. Reservations are required by calling 860-443-2545, ext. 2129. Visit lymanallyn.org for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 28

Thanksgiving

Community Dinner

Noon to 2 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly.

Christ Church Westerly will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal is free and open to all looking for fellowship and a delicious meal during the holidays. Take out and home delivery will be available for those in the local area who are unable to come to the church. For more information, call Liz Dobson at 401-596-7164 or the church office at 401-596-0197.

Community

Thanksgiving Dinner

1 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic.

A Thanksgiving Dinner will be served to community members. The meal is free and delivery is available. Food and monetary donations are gratefully accepted. To sign up to receive a delivered Thanksgiving meal, call the church office at 860-572-9549 or email office@stmarksmystic.org.

Friday, Nov. 29

Artist open house

8 to 9:30 p.m. Rhode Island Surf Co., 12A High St., Westerly.

Rhode Island Surf Co. will host an evening celebrating local artists and creators. The event will feature musician/surfer Will Evans of Barefoot Truth, complimentary charcuterie and drinks and a collection of Rhode Island based artisans and creatives showcasing their crafts. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit rhodeislandsurfco.com.

Santa’s Arrival

6 p.m.; Downtown Westerly, High Street, Westerly.

Santa Claus, The Winter Lady, and other holiday characters will arrive via fire truck to ring in the holiday season. Visit oceanchamber. org or call 401-596-7761 for more information. In the case of inclement weather, Santa and friends will make their grand arrival at The Westerly Armory.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 22

“A Christmas Carol”

Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

Granite Theatre will present “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 730 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

4 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The annual tree lighting in Wilcox Park will include singing carols along with the Chorus of Westerly. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Westerly book launch

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café and the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will host a celebration for the release of “The Pop-Up Book of Westerly,” produced to celebrate the history, landmarks, arts and community traditions of Westerly. The proceeds from the sale of the12-page book of the will be donated to charitable organizations. For more information, visit oceanchamber.org or call 401-596-7761.

Santa Arrives

by Tugboat

2 p.m.; Mystic River Park, 28 Cottrell St., Mystic.

Santa Claus will arrive on the tugboat John Paul, where he will greet the crowds and listen to all the children’s wishes in Mystic River Park. The event is free. Visit mysticchamber.org for more information.

Tree lighting and

boat parade

6:15 to 7:30 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell St., Mystic.

The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade and tree lighting in the Mystic River Park. Visit mysticchamber.org for more information.

Patricia Chadwick

1 to 3 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host an open house book signing with local author Patricia Walsh Chadwick for her book “Little Sister: A Memoir.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-860-3795 .

Tristan und Isolde

7 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, along with Connecticut Lyric Opera, will perform Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.org or call 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

The Troublemakers

8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center of the Arts will host a performance by Allman Brothers tribute band, The Troublemakers. Tickets are $22. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 21

A Christmas Carol

Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present “A Christmas Carol” based on the book by Charles Dickens, directed by Lisa Foss. Tickets are $27, $25 seniors and $15 for children/students. For tickets or more information, visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.org or call 860-886-2378.

Nov. 30, Dec. 1

“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live”

1 and 5 p.m.; Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket.

Fox Theater will host “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live” featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. For tickets or more information, visit foxwoods.com.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Festival of Lessons and Carols

5 p.m.; Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly.

The annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent will feature choral music by the Christ Church Choir, congregational singing of Advent carols, and the customary readings of the Advent lessons foretelling the coming of the Christ child. The event is free. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

Premier of Babcock/Franklin Video

2 p.m.; Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite St., Westerly.

The Babcock-Smith House Museum will present the premier of a documentary about Joshua Babcock and his friend Benjamin Franklin, written by Betty-Jo Cugini and starring Ed Fazio and Tony Smith. The event is free.

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