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Santa's Workshop, a Pet Adoption, Open Farm Day, and More in Ellington and Somers This Weekend

Check out what is going on in the region this weekend.

Santa's Workshop
Friday, 3 p.m. - Wickham Park has welcomed over 145,000 people since 1981.  Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves make the log cabin in Wickham Park their home each winter. A visit with Santa, the elves working on toys and Mrs. Claus serving free refreshments make for a pleasant visit. Set in a log cabin with decorations and music of the season, a fire in the great stone fireplace and a 15 foot Christmas tree provide for a perfect holiday atmosphere. The workshop runs from Dec. 13 through Dec. 23. Hours during the week are from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and are from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on weekends. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cameras are encouraged and non-perishable food donations are welcome and will be distributed to the local food pantries. For more information, please call 860-528-0856 or visit www.wickhampark.org.

Pet Adoption Event
Saturday, 10 a.m. - Come meet the many wonderful cats, kittens, and dogs attending the event. Applications will be collected, but no pets will go home directly from the event.

Winter Fun Fest
Saturday, 11 a.m. - The family friendly event is open to the public. The event will have free photos and visits with Santa, holiday arts and crafts, holiday refreshments, and more.

Open Farm Day at Beech Tree Ranch
Sunday, 10 a.m. - Come celebrate the holidays farm style with samples of artisan goat cheeses and other refreshments. Take a tour of the farm, meet some of the dairy goats, and talk to the cheese makers. Kids and families are welcome. For more information, contact Margaret Boisture at 860-325-0287 
or beechtreeranch@gmail.com.

Graphic Novel Writing Workshop

Sunday, 11 a.m. - Learn the skills necessary to draw for comics and cartoons. This four hour workshop gives you a comprehensive overview of the craft of plotting, scripting, and crafting comic book writing. It includes instruction, theory, and a two short writing exercises. The cost is $75 and includes lunch. Contact Steve at 860-810-4927 or skanaras@freelunchcomics.com to register.

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