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Events Honoring Life, Dreams Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Connecticut institutions are offering events commemorating the dreams, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are just a few. Hartford Public Library presents New York actor David Mills performing "Dare to Dream: The Words of Martin Luther King Jr." Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at...

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  • Things To Do This Week

    Things To Do This Week

    A look ahead at some things to add to your calendar this week.  More events at ctnow.com/thingstodo.

  • Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

    Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

    The Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Essex, brings back the magic with its 23d annual Holiday Train Show, which runs Nov. 18 through Feb. 20. This year, the exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery in a fully operational 26-foot model train layout. A...

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  • New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

    New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

    When it comes to Christmas, no place does it better than New England. With picturesque town greens and old-fashioned Main Streets, sparkling cities and quaint seaside villages, it's hard to find a spot that doesn't look like it's straight out of a Currier & Ives drawing. To experience the grandeur...

  • Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    It's an unseasonably warm November day in New York. The sky is a resplendent blue and folks strolling past Macy's in Herald Square seem to be walking a bit slower than usual — to get a peek at the retailer's holiday window display in its final stages of completion. Inside, oblivious to both the...

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  • First Night Hartford 2017

    Pics: First Night Hartford 2017

    Revellers rang in the New Year during Hartford's annual First Night, which featured performances, dancing, music and horse rides and fireworks throughout downtown Hartford. 

      • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

        Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

        Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

        • Old Sturbridge Hires Tinsel The Talking Christmas Tree

          Old Sturbridge Hires Tinsel The Talking Christmas Tree

          Old Sturbridge Village is a celebration of times gone by, a period-perfect re-creation of an 18th- to 19th-century village. But among the village's attractions this holiday season is a contemporary treat: a Christmas tree that talks, sings, recites poems and answers questions. Last weekend, on...

        • Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

          Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

          It's the hap-happiest time of year, the season with no shortage of entertainment to put you in the holiday spirit. So here's a list, our gift to you, of the joys ahead. Music Nekita Walker and Tuba Christmas: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. at New Britain Museum of American Art. Christmas concert performed by...

        • 'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

          'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

          "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" returns to the Bushnell in Hartford Dec. 9 to 11. The show is based on the classic Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated special about poor Rudolph and his misfit pal, Hermey. The program first aired in 1964; this live adaptation debuted just a few seasons...

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