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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 02:01 PM EST

No Child Left Inside Winter Festival

If you're looking for some outdoor winter fun for your family Saturday, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is hosting a winter festival in Torrington. »

2016 Sun WineFest Starts Jan. 29

2016 Sun WineFest Starts Jan. 29

Mohegan Sun is a destination for wine lovers every January during the annual Sun WineFest and this year, the event runs from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31. »

Michelle Obama Joins NORAD's Santa Tracking Effort

Michelle Obama Joins NORAD's Santa Tracking Effort

Santa Claus made his way around the world and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracked his entire movement. He continued his ride well into Christmas Day, dropping presents off in Hawaii... »

Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016

Jetpacks, Virtual Reality: Tech to Watch for in 2016

The world of technology is rife with opportunity, but which good ideas will become great devices in 2016? Here’s a look at the gadgets that could shape our lives in the months ahead. »

SoCal Artist Creates Real-Life Gingerbread House

SoCal Artist Creates Real-Life Gingerbread House

Many children join their parents in the building of a gingerbread house as Christmas draws near. The gumdrops have to be placed along the cookie roof, the icing has to mimic snow along the front path, and... »

25 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Connecticut

25 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Connecticut

Whether your New Year’s Eve calls for a night on the town or a family affair, Connecticut offers something for everyone. »

Wadsworth Atheneum Appoints New Director

Wadsworth Atheneum Appoints New Director

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford has hired a new director from a museum in Massachusetts. Thomas Loughman is a director at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Wadsworth... »

Holiday Music Events Benefit Community Soup Kitchen

Holiday Music Events Benefit Community Soup Kitchen

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will hold a dinner and special performance to benefit the Community Soup kitchen in the city. The fourth oldest orchestra in the country will have a dinner prior to a... »

Full Moon to Light Santa's Way Christmas Day

Full Moon to Light Santa's Way Christmas Day

It's going to be a white Christmas this year – not necessarily with snow, but with bright moonlight. Christmas morning coincides with a full moon this year, NASA says. And according to The Weather Channel, it's... »

American Idol Winner, Trinity Grad to Perform in All-Star Christmas Show

American Idol Winner, Trinity Grad to Perform in All-Star Christmas Show

Two performers with Connecticut ties who have grown in popularity and reputation in the music industry over the past year are returning to the Nutmeg state to ring in the holidays with other all-star musicians. »

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Penguin Plunge 2016
We're Freezin' For A Reason – for Special Olympics Connecticut! Join NBC Connecticut's “The Paddling Peacocks” at the Penguin Plunge in Farmington! Come on, take the plunge! Don't miss the opportunity to... Read more
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