1. Cloudy skies today with occasional showers developing in the afternoon. Sunrise is 7:01 a.m., sunset is 4:19 p.m. The high temperature reaches 48 degrees while the overnight low drops to 42 degrees.
2. The Lyman Allyn Art Museum hosts a holiday party and opportunity for early shopping tonight. For $50, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar and get a first look at the clothing, jewelry, and other local items featured at a holiday boutique from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can also enjoy shopping and children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
3. Hanukkah starts tomorrow night at sunset. Check the New London Patch at 10 a.m. for a listing of special events and regular services.
4. It’s easy to post your own announcements and events. Learn more about how to do this here.
5. Larry Bird, an NBA All-Star player for the Boston Celtics, turns 56 today.