The following is a list of upcoming events in Redding and Georgetown. Send additions to this listing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7:30 p.m. at The First Church of Christ, Congregational on the Green at 25 Cross Highway. All Redding residents and friends are invited to attend. The service will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact the Congregational Church office at 203-938-2004.
Friday, Nov. 30
Opening Preview Gala for the Mark Twain Library’s 40th Annual Art Show and Sale from 7 to 10. All current “Friends of the Library,” those who have made a financial contribution to the library in the past year, were mailed invitations. If you did not receive one, and would like to attend the gala, please contact the library at 203-938-2545.
Saturday, Dec. 1
through Sunday, Dec. 9
Mark Twain Library’s 40th Annual Art Show and Sale during regular library hours. This is one of the library’s four major fund-raisers each year.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Rudolph the Red Nosed Dragon by Rosalita’s Puppets at the Mark Twain Library at 1:30 p.m. The audience is invited to answer questions from the puppets, sing along and actively participate along with the puppets. Recommended for ages 2 to 102. The program is free but space is limited. RSVP at the library’s front desk, by phone at 203-938-2545, or online at www.MarkTwainLibrary.org.
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on the town green in front of town hall starting at 3:30 p.m. There will be treats and a non-perishable food collection for the town’s food pantry by the Georgetown Lions Club. Rudolph and Frosty will visit. There will be singing. The tree will be lighted around 4:20 p.m. If there is threatening weather, call the Park & Rec. office before leaving home on the day of the event at 938-2551 ext. 3.
Sunday, Dec. 2
“Music of Friends” chamber music concert takes place at the Mark Twain Library at 2 p.m. It features Ralph Kirmser on oboe, Kyle Nobles on piano, Jessica Raposo on flute and soprano Karen Jolicoeur. The program is free but space is limited. RSVP at the library’s front desk, by phone at 203-938-2545, or online at www.MarkTwainLibrary.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
“Behind the Scenes with Charles Ray” at the Mark Twain Library at 7 p.m. Art show juror Charles Ray will give his own perspective on this year’s art and the library’s annual show. Admission is free, but space is limited. RSVP at the front desk, by phone at 203-938-2545, or online at www.MarkTwainLibrary.org.
Thursday, Dec. 6
“Be More Than An Art Buyer” is t he topic of a program by Tim Newton, founder and curator of “American Masters” at the Mark Twain Library at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. RSVP at the front desk, by phone at 203-938-2545, or online at www.MarkTwainLibrary.org.
Saturday, Dec. 8
“The Art of Bookmaking” for children six and older at the Mark Twain Library at 2 p.m. The program is free but space is limited. RSVP at the library’s front desk, by phone at 203-938-2545, or online at www.MarkTwainLibrary.org.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Third Annual Pancake Breakfast at Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. It is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Firefighters will serve pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee and orange juice as well as give visitors a tour of the firehouse. For more information visit gtownfire.org or call 203-544-8800.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Jazz Interlude@MTL featuring jazz pianist David Morgan at the Mark Twain Library from 11 to 12:15.. Sign up on the library’s website or by calling the library at the main number, 203 938-2545.