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July 15

A total of 38 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

ART/OLDLYME-Hot Off The Presses: Representational Printmaking

Lyme Art Association, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

An exhibition of member and invited artists showing hand-pulled prints, displayed in the Cole Gallery.

2:00 pm

Moonjellies and Daydreams: The Art of Mark Shasha

Moonjellies and Daydreams: The Art of Mark Shasha; Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Mark Shasha returns to his native New London with Moonjellies and Daydreams: The Art of Mark Shasha, which opens on Saturday, July 14th at the Custom House Maritime Museum. An opening reception with the artist is planned for Saturday, July 14th 2-4pm. Please note: Mark Shasha also will be available at the museum from 1-5pm on Sunday, July 15th. Shasha was first published in the Groton News when he was 14 years old as a student at New London High School. He later continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and moved to Boston to illustrate for The Globe, The Phoenix and other publications. Today his paintings and prints are collected internationally and millions have read his books.

This exhibit will feature early illustrations and work from the 1980's to the present.

9:00 am

The Sabbath of History

Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street, New Haven, CT

Runs through Sept. 16.

6:00 pm

ESSEXART-"Fluidity" Open Art Show

ESSEXART- Essex Art Association, 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Essex Art Association, a non profit art gallery, is featuring its first Open Show of the season “Fluidity”. This is a show juried only for awards and will have a salon atmosphere with over 200 works displayed.

The Exit Gallery features “Nantucket Island, Sconset Paintings” by Luisa Kreis Whiting a resident of Essex, working in oil her works have a hard-edged light that is reminiscent of Edward Hopper. Luisa is daughter of one of the founders of Essex Art Association, her father Henry Kreis was a well known sculptor with an international reputation. He was instrumental in forming the basis for the EAA being an organization that welcomes artists working in all mediums and expressing themselves from the traditional to cutting edge. His sculpture “Woman with a Bowl” may be seen in the entrance to the building.

10:00 am

Deborah O'Connor - Silhouettes

Deborah O'Connor - Silhouettes; Lori Warner Studio/Gallery, 21 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Artist Deborah O'Connor will be in the gallery snipping away! Bring the family, bring the pets and watch as they become hand-cut silhouettes. Created in a matter of minutes using paper and scissors as the only tools, these portraits in miniature will become a treasured family heirloom. Family far away? Pets not so good at sitting still? Email or bring in a photo (taken in profile) for Deb to work from. A one-of-a-kind gift!

First silhouette is $30, additional copies $15. Matting and framing optional and offered in classic wooden oval frame $40, and archival matting $10-$20.

Appointments scheduled every 15 minutes and greatly encouraged!

Email or call the gallery to schedule an appointment.

6:00 pm

ART/O.LYME-Dream Houses, Jacqueline Dee Parker

ART/O.LYME-Dream Houses, Jacqueline Dee Parker; diane birdsall gallery, 16 Lyme Street, Old Lyme , CT , 06371

Art Opening, Collage artist Jacqueline Dee Parker
June 23 - July 21
Parker’s work cross-pollinates the artist /painter and poet psyche, she calls these art forms a visceral construction of space.
Jacqueline Dee Parker teaches at the College of Art & Design at Louisiana State University, she is a mixed media painter and published poet. Dee Parker was awarded the juror’s prize in the 2009 Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition (Museum of the Gulf Coast).Her poems appear in many literary journals and anthologies, including Atlanta Review, The Southern Review, Chelsea, and American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile, among others, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Fellowship from the Louisiana State Division of the Arts.


10:00 am

Yoga by the Seaside

Meigs Point at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Boston Post Road, Route 1, Madison, CT , 06443

Free Yoga class by certified Yoga instructor at Meigs Point
at Hammonasset Beach State Park. July 14 and 21 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Free event but fees to enter park in effect. Rain
or Shine, thunderstorms cancelled.

9:00 am

Songs, dance and theater by local authors and performers

Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St., New London, CT

Teatro Latino de New London invites the community to join local performers and authors at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Custom House Maritime Museum on Bank Street for a performance of songs, dance and theater.
Adelaida Florenciani will sing “Ay, ay, ay de la grifa negra” (Ay, Ay, Ay of the Kinky-Haired Negress) and “Rio Grande de Loiza” (Loiza’s Big River), both with lyrics by Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos; “La voz de Poesia”, with lyrics by Resurreccion Espinosa, and “El gaucho vegetariano” (The Vegetarian Cowboy), with lyrics by Charles Frink, who composed the music for the songs and will accompany the singer at the piano. Those interested in The Amistad story should not miss this event.
Highlights include dancer D’Andrea Knox, a graduate of Fitch High School and psychology major at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Two scenes – one in Spanish, one in English – will be performed by Erick Carrion, Michael Crane and Berenith Ruperto, the latter a student at New London High School. Crane, who has been with Teatro Latino since fifth grade, is a junior at Mitchell College. Erick Carrión, Teatro’s assistant director, is majoring in theater at Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico.
This performance celebrates the publication of the revised edition of a book of plays in Spanish, “El gaucho vegetariano and Other Plays for Students of Spanish,” released in May by University Press of America. The plays are by Teatro’s founding director Resurrección Espinosa, with music by music director Charles Frink. Copies of the book will be available.
The event is free and open to the public. Thames Valley Sustainable Connections and the New London Field of Greens are supporters along with New London Public Library, which is hosting this performance on August 30, sponsored by Connecticut Authors’ Trail.
More information is available by emailing teatrolatinodenewlondon@gmail.com.

8:00 am

Rummage Sale Seeking Donations, Baltic

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 70 W. Main St., Baltic, CT

donations of gently used clothing, furniture, household items, toys, books, fabrics, etc. are greatly accepted now through July 17; donations may be left at the gym door of the school; call St. Mary Rectory to arrange pick-up of larger items at (860) 822-6378.

10:00 am

Buffet Breakfast, July 15, N. London

New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT

10 a.m.-noon, by Chef Scott Brody; all you can eat, juice and coffee included; $8 adults; $6 children under 14.

Breakfast at the VFW

VFW Post 10153, 315 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Menu: eggs to order, toast, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, French toast, coffee, tea, and juices. Cost: $6 (adults); $3 (children).

9:00 am

Coin show

Annex Club, 554 Woodward Ave, , CT

New Haven Coin and Currency Club Show
Free Parking and Admission
For more info call 203-469-2943

9:00 am

Fundraising Tag Sale, July 15, Niantic

Niantic Animal Hospital, 9 Lake Ave., Niantic, CT

9 a.m.-2 p.m., held by Friends of Feral Felines, Inc. of East Lyme; rain date is Sunday, July 22; all proceeds will fund future spay/neuter surgeries this year; tag sale donations accepted the week prior to the sale; (860) 739-6926.


2:00 pm

Deep River Civil War Exhibit

Stone House, 245 Main Street, Deep River, CT , 06417

Departing from their homes, family and friends, they left their secure and comfortable world for the uncertainty and horrors of war. They were driven by their love of country and the belief that the freedom that they knew and cherished at home belonged to all men. The volunteers brought with them the skills and ingenuity to allow them to survive living conditions far worse than most people today have ever experienced. The volunteers from Deep River and surrounding towns showed great courage in battle and their sacrifices helped preserve the Union and the cause of freedom. With respect and admiration we thank them for their defense of home, country and our way of life. They will not be forgotten.

11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Historic Guilford Walking Tours, P.O. Box 199, Guilford, CT , 06437


Two newly developed walking tours will be offered to the public for the first time on the weekend of June 23-24, and will run through mid-September.

Historic Guilford Walking Tours are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., and will focus on Guilford’s history on the Green and areas east, with an introduction to downtown’s house museums.

Tours focusing on Guilford’s architectural heritage will be Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., and will take place on the Green and neighborhoods west.

All tours will meet in front of Town Hall, 31 Park St., and will be led by enthusiastic high school tour guides/researchers. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 7-11, and $20 per family. Group tour rates are available upon request.

For reservations and information, please visit www.HistoricGuilfordWalkingTours.org, email info@HistoricGuilford.org, or call 203-233-1026. Tickets are also available at Mix Design Store and the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Page Hardware and the Guilford Food Center on the Guilford Green.

6:00 pm

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Courses

Chester Hose Co., 6 High Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Deep River Ambulance and Chester Hose Co. are pleased to sponsor Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses this summer. The Deep River Ambulance course (284 West Elm Street, Deep River) will run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday days (8:30 am to 2:00 pm) from June 18 to August 16. The Chester Hose Co. course (6 High Street, Chester) will run Sunday, Monday and Thursday evenings (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm) starting June 17. Course fee is $725 and includes CPR certification and EMT class textbook. A physical exam and proof of current inoculation status are required. Please contact course instructor, Emily Masters, at 860-526-3275 to register or to receive more information.

‘How to Watch the Olympics’

Ivoryton Library, 106 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Speakers include Pat Callahan, head coach of the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins swim team; Peter Capezzone, head coach of the Old Saybrook High School Lady Rams; and Diana Marchese, owner of Shoreline Gymnastics, Old Saybrook.


Denison Farm Market; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, , 06355

Pick up some fresh, delicious, local food at the Denison Farm Market this summer and fall. Each week market goers can find local fruits and vegetables, meat, honey, eggs, maple syrup, herbs, jellies and preserves, cheese and many other items.

The market runs from June 3 to October 28 with a special November 18 market just before Thanksgiving. Special events throughout the season include a visit by special guest chef and author Emily Brooks, a book swap day, and a Halloween costume contest for kids and the young at heart.

The Denison Farm Market is the can’t miss farmers market of the season featuring the very best in local farmers from southeastern Connecticut.


10:30 am


KIDS/GROTON-SUN, SAND AND STORIES; Eastern Point Beach, Beach Pond Rd., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library invites beachgoers to Sun, Sand and Stories at Eastern Point Beach. Look for our special library reader under the umbrella at Eastern Point Beach at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Soak up the sun and a few good books this summer. Sun Sand and Stories begins July 5 and runs through August 9. NOTE - Beach pass is required for entrance to the beach. For more information call the library at 860-445-0392 or visit our website at http://billmemorial.org

The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold.

11:30 am

Kente Cultural Center's Free Fun

Winthrop Square Apartments, 59 Federal St, New London, CT , 06320

Kenté Cultural Center presents free fun at the New London Public School Free Lunch Program at Winthrop Square Apartments, 59 Federal St. Children will do a craft and/or play instruments.

4:30 pm

The Bookmarks! Book Club

The Bookmarks! Book Club; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

The Bookmarks are back! The Bookmarks!! is our very own Middle-Grade book club that is open to anyone ages 8-12. This isn't your Mom's (or Aunt's or Grandmother's) book club! This is just for YOU.

Check out our next pick for July:
The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
Go on a magical adventure and enter the 68 rooms! Friends Ruthie and Jack find a mysterious key that allows them to shrink in order to enter the miniature Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago. Amazing history lessons and exciting adventure! You’ll want to be Ruthie of Jack!!

10:30 am

Crafty Storytime

Crafty Storytime; Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT , 06512

Stories and crafts that explore our summer theme: "Dream Big - Read!" For children from 5 to 9 years old.

1:00 pm

Make a Copybook

The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT , 06331

Before there were spiral bound notebooks children made their
own copybooks to do schoolwork in. Program is for children of all ages, and included in regular museum admission. Supplies provided by Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum.

10:00 am


NBRANFORD-FUNcation!; BounceU of North Branford, 1289 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT , 06471

Join us every weekend this summer for Special FUNcation Open Bounce Sessions that are action-packed with weekly activities, refreshments and tons of bouncing and fun!

$16 per participant includes :

2-hour session
New Theme each week
Themed Activities

Call to reserve today! Reservations are required.

Go to http://calendar.north-branford-ct.bounceu.com/ to see times and more information on the theme of the week!

12:00 pm

Kente Cultural Center's Free Fun

Park, Connecticu and MacDonald Street, New London, CT , 06320

Kenté Cultural Center presents free fun at the New London Public School Free Lunch Program Tuesdays at the park on the corner of Connecticut Ave and MacDonald St. Children will do a craft and/or play instruments.

Misc. Events

New Haven Coin and Currency Club Show

Annex Club, 554 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT

Free parking and admission. Buy, sell, or trade items.

9:00 am

Online Adult Summer Reading Program at Scranton Library

Online Adult Summer Reading Program at Scranton Library; Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT , 06443

Summer reading is not just for kids anymore. Beginning Monday, July 9 adults can sign up to participate in their own online summer reading program. After registering through the Library’s website, participants will log the number of books they have read to earn prizes and raffle tickets for a chance at winning the Grand Prize, a Kindle Fire. The program will run through August 31.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is called “Between the Covers.” This is a nationally selected slogan to tie into the overall summer reading theme of “night.” Related programs and displays are also being planned for adults.

For more information, visit the Library’s website at www.scrantonlibrary.com or call (203) 245-7365.

2nd Annual Westbrook Boat Show

Tanger Outlets, 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT

9:00 am

Cow Chip Raffle ticket sales!

North Branford Recreation Dept, Save N Discount, Route 80, North Branford, CT

Cow Chip raffle tickets will be on sale for $10 at the North Branford Recreation Department and at Save N Discount on Route 80 in North Branford. There are 5 prizes , winner need not be present
1st- $2500.
2nd- $1000
3rd- $750
4th- $500
Proceeds benefit the North Branford TouchDown Club and the North Branford Cheerleading Squad.


Rain or shine! 39 Columbus Ave. Niantic. Sunday July 15 9-4 Something for everyone. Household, books, clothing, baked goods,etc.
Accepting donations. Call Joan 860-437-7377 or Carol 860-437-8375. We support our VETERANS!

9:00 am

Big Food: Health, Culture, and the Evolution of Eating

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Runs through Dec. 2. Collaboration between the Peabody, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.


3:00 pm

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Performs

The Morgan School, 27 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton, CT

Hosted by Peregrine’s Landing at the Shoreline. All proceeds benefit Connecticut Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets: $12 (adults); $10 (seniors and children).

4:00 pm

Silk’n Sounds Chorus Performs

Michael's Church, 29 Wooster Place, New Haven, CT


1:30 pm

EASTHADDAM-Nature Walk at Gillette Castle State Park

Gillette Castle State Park, 67 River Road, East Haddam, CT , 06423

Learn about invasive plants. Why do they spread so quickly? Why do we care? Why are native plants important? How do you get rid of invasives? What can you do to make your garden an inviting place for native wildlife?
Kids welcome!
There is one walk at 1:30 pm and a second walk at 3:00 pm. Each walk lasts approximately one hour. Meet at the visitors center, Gillette Castle State Park. Rain or shine.
Hosted by the University of Connecticut Extension Master Gardener's Program.


9:30 am

Church Service

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 900 Route 163, Oakdale, CT , 06370

All are welcome to our friendly, traditional church.
Sunday School 9:45am
Worship Service 11:00am
Evening Service 6:00pm


Amica 19.7 Ocean Beach Triathlon; Ocean Beach Park, Pequot Ave, New London, CT

July 15
Amica 19.7 Ocean Beach
Calm bay swim, quiet beach roads for bike and run. Beautiful vistas. With great restaurants, shopping and accommodations just steps from the finish line, this race has something for both athletes and their families and makes a perfect weekend destination race. Don’t miss out! Register today!
Ocean Beach, New London 7 00 am

7:00 am

Hartford Marathon Foundation Amica 19.7 Triathlon Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach, 1225 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

Register today for the Amica 19.7 Triathlon at Ocean Beach! ½ mile ocean bay swim, 16.1 miles of serene beach roads for the bike course and 3.1 mile run along breathtaking oceanfront avenue and post run party for participants and their families right on the beach! The aqua/bike offers the same swim and bike course. With great restaurants, shopping and accommodations just steps from the finish line, this race has something for both athletes and their families and makes a perfect weekend destination race. Don’t miss out! Register today at www.hartfordmarathon.com/events


5:00 pm

The Connecticut Ballet Returns to MxCC for Free Performance

The Connecticut Ballet Returns to MxCC for Free Performance; Middlesex Community College , 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown, CT

The Connecticut Ballet returns to MxCC for the second year to perform its 7th annual "Summer Dance Caravan" on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. in Chapman Hall. The show, "From Ballet to Broadway,” features selections from “Swan Lake” along with Bob Fosse's Broadway choreography, “Babble” the new creation from Connecticut Ballet’s Artistic Director Brett Raphael, and “Goose Pimples” set to Bix Beiderbecke's New Orleans jazz sound. The performance is presented with support from Middletown Commission on the Arts and other local business sponsors. Although the event is free, donations to the Connecticut Ballet are appreciated. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to Chapman Hall. For details visit www.mxcc.edu or www.connecticutballet.com.

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