What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving Day? Turkey? Pumpkin pie? Football? Family? Did you know that Thanksgiving is ranked one of the most favorite holidays celebrated in America today?

EAST HADDAM — “Anne of Green Gables” will have its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in 2021. To celebrate the album release, Goodspeed will present an exclusive virtual conversation led by Playbill’s Felicia Fitzpatrick premiering at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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ESSEX — Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its 2020 Holiday Show, Home Sweet Home, Nov. 20-Jan. 10, 2021. The seven-week exhibit brings together some of the region’s most original new artwork and fine crafts that explore and honor one of the most basic and import…

In a year where real life is scarier than any horror movie, the descent into the world of the spooky and macabre may be the necessary remedy to cure the COVID blues.

When someone is in their 90s, has no arthritis and laughs easily, we naturally want to know more about how they arrived at almost a century of life healthier than many who are younger.

Procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something that needs to be accomplished. It’s a complex experience that most of us engage in, some of us habitually, with often negative consequences.

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MADISON — The Arts Center Killingworth returns to the Madison Town Green to present its Annual Autumn Outdoor Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 11. The rain date is 10 a.m-5 p.m. Oct. 12.

MADISON – The First Congregational Church in Madison, on the Green, 26 Meeting House Lane, will again host the popular Friday lunchtime organ recital series in October, which will allow folks the chance to get outdoors, listen to some spiritual music and hear the church’s magnificent, newly …

DEEP RIVER – A Little Compassion, Inc. is presenting The second annual Water Lantern Celebration 2020 - Live Stream, presented by A Little Compassion, Incl, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Plattwood Park, with a rain date of Oct. 4.

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Fall — the air gets crisper, the days shorter, we finish up projects started in the spring and prepare for new ones. We harvest the fruits of summer’s heat — apples and mums, pumpkins and corn.

Eight Madison Art Society artists are featuring their paintings at Friends & Company Restaurant, 11 Boston Post Road, Madison through Oct. 18. On Sunday, Sept. 13, from 3-6 p.m. each artist will paint en plein air outside the restaurant and do a painting demonstration. (Rain date Sept. 20)

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Editor’s note: The Chef Truck-Hungry Planet's "I Can't Believe It's the End of Summer" plant-based food event scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30 has been postponed due to an unforseen scheduling conflict. Contact thecheftruck@gmail.com to be included in the announcement of the new date and time.

OK. So now that I’ve got your attention, have no fear. There’s nothing wrong with the four-wheeled, all-American icon. It’s all according to plan.

While I-Park might sound like some kind of mobile app for city parking, it’s actually an artists-in-residence program, both open-air and in-studio, offering fully funded three- to four-week residencies in visual arts and other art disciplines on its 450-acre campus in East Haddam.