standing Week Ahead

GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE

Hear live staged readings of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Tapped Apple Cidery & Winery on Monday at 7 p.m., and at The Malted Barley on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Literary Salon. The series is organized by Harriet Grayson of Ocean Breeze Press.

TINKLE THE CHRISTMAS IVORIES

Join Miss Sue and her youngest music students (ages 4 to 12) for their annual Christmas Piano Recital Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Westerly Library. The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.westerlylibrary.org.

JOY TO THE WORLD

Head to the Watch Hill Chapel Friday for "Christmas in Song," an evening concert featuring traditional songs, bell-ringers, readings and an appearance by Santa Claus. You won’t want to miss this entertainment and delicious hot chocolate! 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event is complimentary and will even include fireworks at the conclusion.

GOOD TUNES

Head to the Knickerbocker Music Center Friday to catch up with the Collective (featuring Natalia Mortrude of Sugar, Will Evans of Barefoot Truth and Glenn Kendzia of Wild Sun) and dance the night away at the Nineties Revisited, live covers of your favorite hits from the 1990s. Tickets are $12 per person. Return on Saturday to hear the soulful sounds from the band that christened itself Sugar Ray & the Bluetones. Featuring Little Anthony Geraci, Sugar Ray Norcia and Neil Gouvin and Little Ronnie, these guys were nominated in 2017 by the Blues Foundation for a Blues Music Award, as they have been many, many times in the past. Doors open at 7 p.m. for dinner. The show starts at 8 p.m. and there is a $15 cover.

LIVING NATIVITY

Head to the Congregational Church of North Stonington at 89 Main St. Tuesday at 6 p.m. for a Living Nativity with live animals, a children’s pageant, music by soloist Alice Robbins and the church youth and senior choirs under the direction of Michael G. Noonan.

GET INTO THE SPIRIT

Mosey over to the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave. in Stonington Borough, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a memorable trip to the Stonington Village Farmers Market. Get your fresh veggies, fruits, jams, a variety of breads, pies and baked goods, cheese, eggs, poultry, meat and pork. Get there early before the green house spinach or baby bok choy sells out! A variety of musicians cheer up a gray day and craft vendors offer unique gifts for the holiday season.

SONGS OF THE SEASON

Enjoy a performance of classic swing, jazz and blues music and seasonal favorites with Colleen Rogers and Jeff Ceasrine Friday at 7 p.m. at Cross’ Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, at the final concert in the library's "Three Songs of the Season" series. Visit crossmills.org for more information.

BACK TO HEALTH

Relax and enjoy some complimentary acupuncture in a comfortable group setting any Monday at noon at Stonington Natural Health Center, 107 Wilcox Road, Suite 103, Stonington. Call 860-536-3880 to reserve your spot or send an email to info@snhc.com.

SOLSTICE STROLL

Light up your life with luminaria and a guided solstice walk Friday at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, when trails will be lit with luminaria. Enjoy a campfire, hot cocoa and hot cider. Visit dpnc.org for more information.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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