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Holiday Happenings This Weekend

Published December 14. 2012 10:14AM   Updated December 14. 2012 10:18AM

With the holiday season upon us there are a number of activities and events taking place along the shoreline. Here is a quick look at some of the events happening near you this weekend.

Friday, Dec. 14

Elm City Girls’ Choir Holiday Classics Concert: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 23 S. Main St., Wallingford. Suggested donation: $15 ($10 for students and seniors). For info, contact 203-787-1244 or info@unitedchoir.com.

Friday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 16

Christmas Wizard of Oz: Friday: 6 p.m.; Saturday: 1 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty St. Tickets: $15 ($10 for children 12 and under). Bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. For tickets, contact 860-395-1861 or madhattersctc@aol.com.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Breakfast with Santa: 8 a.m. to noon. Old Saybrook High School, 1111 Boston Post Rd. Tickets: $7 ($5 for children; free for children under two). Benefits programs and activities for the students and teachers of OSHS. For info, contact 860-510-3683 or pallenwood@yahoo.com.

Christmas Cookie Sale: 9 a.m. to noon (or until sold out). St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 222 McVeagh Rd., Westbrook. Thirty home-baked cookies: $10. Benefits the church. For info, call 860-388-9675 or 860-388-5186.

Angels and Elves Christmas Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. John School Auditorium, 42 Maynard Rd., Old Saybrook. Free. For info, call 860-304-3420.

Christmas Craft Workshop for Kids: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Westbrook Public Library,61 Goodspeed Dr. Free. Preregistration required. To register, call 860-399-6422.

Holiday Extravaganza:2:30 p.m. Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Performance by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $30 and $45 ($10 for students; free for Blue Star and Kid Tix). For info, call 203-865-0831, ext. 10 or visit www.newhavensymphony.org.

Killingworth Lights Spectacular: 4 to 7 p.m. The Gorski House, 18 Wolf Hollow Ln. Park at the elementary school. Cost: $7 or new toy donation. Benefits local civic charities and Haddam-Killingworth Youth and Family Services. For info, call860-575-1266.

Living Nativity: 5 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 129 Ledge Hill Rd., Guilford. For info, visit www.stjohnsguilford.org.

Live, Outdoor Christmas Pageant: 6 to 8 p.m. Thimble Islands Rd., Stony Creek. Bring donations for the Branford Food Pantry and Community Dining Room. For info, call 203-488-7827 or visit www.stonycreekchurchCT.org.

Living Nativity: 6 and 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of Madison,9 Britton Ln. For info, call203-245-3630.

Holiday Open Dance Party: 7 to 10 p.m. Dance in Rhythm, 19 S. Main St., second floor, Branford. Admission: $10. For info, call 203-481-1333 or visit www.danceinrhythm.com.

Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16

The Rat Pack Is Back Christmas Show: Saturday: 8 p.m.; Sunday: 3 p.m. Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven. Tickets: $15 to $75. For info, call 203-562-5666 or visit www.shubert.com.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Brunch with Santa: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The Lyman Homestead, Lyman Orchards,32 Reeds Gap Rd., Middlefield. Cost: $29.95 ($12.95 for children aged 6 to 12; free for children five and under). Prepaid reservations required. For info, call 860-349-6043 or visit www.lymanorchards.com.

Christmas Pageant: 10 a.m. First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational), 366 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 860-388-3008.

Pet Photos with Santa: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Hair of the Dog, 51 Whitfield St., Guilford. Benefits the Guilford Animal Shelter and Our Companions. For info, call 203-453-8047.

Meet Mrs. Claus: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery,1 Spring St., Chester. For children. Meet Mrs. Claus and listen to Christmas stories. For info, call 860-526-5936.

Thimble Islands Saxophone Quartet Holiday Concert: 2 p.m. Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., Branford. For info, call 203-488-1441 or visit www.blackstone.lioninc.org.

Festival of Carols: 3 p.m. St. Therese Parish, 105 Leetes Island Rd., Branford. Free. For info, call 203-488-2998.

Christmas Concert with the Shoreline Ringers: 3 p.m. First Congregational Church of Madison, Madison Green. Donation: $10 at the door. For info, visit www.shorelineringers.org.

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