Like some Rock and Roll superstar who goes on tour every summer, at the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester is anxiously anticipated and eagerly scrutinized each and ever year.
Chuckles, the official Connecticut State Groundhog, spends the better part of each year consulting with meteorology experts and preparing herself for her moment in the sun, which will come at 6:45 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 2., at the located at 247 South Main St. in town.
If Chuckles spies her shadow Thursday, it means we are in for six more weeks of winter. If she doesn't, then it's an omen of an early spring.
The Lutz will open at 6 a.m for the event, and Chuckles is due to emerge at 6:45 a.m. that morning for her prediction. Afterwards, the museum invites all to stay for hot coffee and breakfast foods before heading off to school or work. The event is free and open to the public.
But, don't worry, unlike a rockstar, Chuckles will appear come snow, sleet, rain, ice, wind, or some combination of them all Thursday morning.