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Holiday Closings, Train Fare Hikes, Shabbat & Chuck Close ... All in Greenwich This Week


Holiday Closings in Town
Greenwich Town Hall will be closed New Year's Day. Ditto for the town's four libraries — Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob and the Perrot, all of which will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

Lottery Offices Closed for New Year's, But You Can Still Play

Connecticut Lottery Corporation headquarters in Rocky Hill will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Headquarters will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2.

While the headquarters will not be open for business, regularly scheduled lottery drawings will occur and the web site and automated phone system will be available to obtain information.

Winning Lottery tickets for prizes up to $599 can be validated and cashed at any Lottery retailer open that day. High-Tier Claim Centers are able to cash CT Lottery prizes up to $5,000.  The closest claim center is at Crossroads Card & Gift in Norwalk which is scheduled to be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues., Dec. 31, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Jan. 1.

Metro-North Fares Increase Jan. 1
A fare increase of 5% by the Connecticut Department of Transportation goes into effect on Metro-North’s New Haven Line on Jan. 1, 2014. This increase will affect ticket prices for travel: between stations within Connecticut; between Connecticut and New York stations; between Rye & Port Chester stations and a limited number of other stations. See http://tinyurl.com/ne9pas7 for more info.

Back to School
Greenwich Public Schools and Carmel Academy resume classes on Thursday, Jan. 2. The remaining private schools in town head back to class on Monday, Jan. 6.

Celebrate Shabbat
Join Greenwich Reform Synagogue for a Family Shabbat Service and Dinner, led by Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton, along with B'nai Shir, the GRS Junior Choir. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3.

Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close
Last call to view the amazing works of the American artist Chuck Close, who's primarily know for his portraits. Head over to The Bruce Museum to view dozens of his woodcuts, etchings, silkscreens, linocuts, aquatints and pulp-paper multiples that will be on view until Jan. 5. (The museum is closed New Year's Day.) And while you're there, check out the Inside the Artists’ Studios: Small-Scale Views and Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound exhibits.

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