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April 28

A total of 52 events have been found.

7:00 pm

'ATTN : MGMT' Graduate Music Recital — Jessie Marino

Memorial Chapel (Meditation Room), 221 High Street, Middletown, CT

Art Exhibits/Openings

9:00 am

From New London to Rome

From New London to Rome; Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

New London artist and teacher Martha Wakeman creates ethereal scenes in her pastels capturing a reverent Italy. Her friend, American artist residing in Rome, Marlene McLouglin captures scenes of daily life, often featuring animals as she encounters them.
Show will be up from April 2nd-30th.

3:00 pm

Sunday Salon Receptions

Sunday Salon Receptions; Courtyard Gallery, 12 Water Street, B3 - Inner Courtyard Factory Square, Mystic, CT , 06355

Join artists, collectors and friends every Sunday at the Courtyard Gallery, Mystic's Hidden Treasure. Share wine and light refreshments, conversation and a passion for art. Our every changing exhibits features original paintings and sculpture by celebrated artists from near and far including gallery favorites, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Christopher Zhang, Domine Vescera Ragosta, S. Chandler Kissell and Del-Bourree Bach. Now in our 9th season, we look forward to welcoming new and old friends!

2:00 pm

Artist Talk for Uptown

City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT

10:00 am

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Can you get there from here? This old saying really means something when you consider getting across the mighty Connecticut without the bridges we have today! There are approximately 58 vehicle bridges currently spanning the Connecticut River and ten were chosen as representative examples for the Connecticut River Museum's 2013 exhibit 'Crossing the Connecticut: Bridges of the Connecticut River'. The exhibit features several different styles of bridge design and explores how people's ideas of what bridges should look like and how they reflect how their communities have changed over time. The exhibit features many objects and images from the Museum's collections as well as paintings, original toll signs, documents and other artifacts on loan from other institutions. Through October 20.

10:00 am

Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Art Show

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

This yearly fundraiser for the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Club features a wide array of works from noted local and regional artists. Funds raised at the show go directly to help
local charities. The festive opening reception will feature live music from the local band The Side Doors and live as well as silent auctions. Tickets to the opening are available for $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes
Library, and Salon Pure, Old Lyme. Opening reception on Friday, April 26 from 6-10pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.

2:15 pm

Oil Painting Demo by Cindy Baron

Madison Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meeting House Lane, Madison, CT

Nominal donation.

Author Events

Editor's Pick

2:00 pm

Book Launch

Book Launch; Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

Historian Allegra di Bonaventura will make a presentation on her just-released book, "For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England," in which she explores the relationship between slave Adam Jackson and his master Joshua Hempstead in the years 1727-1756. This ground-breaking study, over ten years in the making, provides insights into a history too often ignored. Books will be available for sale and there will be a book-signing reception at this event co-sponsored by the PLNL, Connecticut Landmarks, and the New London County Historical Society.

2:00 pm

Meet the Author- Allegra DiBonaventura

Meet the Author- Allegra DiBonaventura; Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, , 06320

Join us on Sunday, April 28th at 2pm in the Community Room to meet author Allegra di Bonaventura.

She will be speaking and signing copies of her new book.

For Adam’s Sake:

A Family Saga in Colonial New England

In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s classic book, “A Midwife’s Tale”, comes this groundbreaking narrative by one of America’s most promising colonial historians. Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London, CT. As his remarkable diary-kept from 1711 to 1758– reveals, he was also a slave owner who owned Adam Jackson for over thirty years. In this engrossing narrative of family life and the slave experience in the colonial North, Allegra di Bonaventura describes the complexity of this master/slave relationship and traces the intertwining stories of two families until the eve of the Revolution. Slavery is often left out of our collective memory of New England’s history, but it was hugely impactful on the central unit of colonial life: the family. In every corner, the lines between slavery and freedom were blurred as families across the social spectrum fought to survive. In this enlightening study, a new portrait of the era emerges.

Community

2:00 pm

St. Mary’s Ladies Guild Fashion Show and Luncheon

St. Mary Parish Center, 731 Main Street, Branford, CT

Benefits the St. Mary School Technology Program.

8:00 am

Pancake Breakfast, Apr. 28, Norwich

Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT

8 a.m.-noon, held by The Norwich Lions Club; all ages welcome; advance tickets available at the Rose City Senior Center or from any Norwich Lions Club member, or they may be purchased at the door; $5 ages 6 and older; (860) 887-9802.

10:00 am

St. Andrew's 250th Anniversary Celebration

St. Andrew's Church, 1311 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT

2:00 pm

6th Annual Walk for the Homeless

6th Annual Walk for the Homeless; New London Homeless Hospitality Center, 730 State Pier Road, New London, CT , 06320

The 6th Annual Walk for the Homeless is a community-wide event to shed light on the issue of homelessness, and raise funds for the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. The walk will be on April 28th, 2013 at 2 pm, promising a day full of fun, food and entertainment. Within the last year, the NLHHC has provided both overnight and day shelter to more than 53,000 people. With the stability of a warm and welcoming shelter, individuals of the NLHHC are encouraged to quickly reconnect with housing, and the world around them. All funds raised will support the NLHHC. Please join us in our walk to end homelessness, and register today! Visit http://www.nlhhc.org/ for more information.

1:30 pm

Infinity Scarf Workshop

Infinity Scarf Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Develop a pattern, create an ombre effect, or enjoy a more freestyle approach as you paint on 100% cotton eternity scarves. Both traditional solid Eternity Scarf and trendsetting T-Shirt Necklace Eternity Scarf demonstrated. Beginners welcome.

The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT

to benefit New London’s SAILS UP 4 CANCER and L+M Hospital’s new Cancer Center being built in New London. This exclusive one-day only maritime-themed art exhibition and sale will feature 35 critically acclaimed artists, including Glastonbury’s Jackie White, Ledyard’s Blaney Harris, Stonington’s Ralph Acosta, Mystic’s Del Bourree-Bach and Russ Kramer, and others, with proceeds benefiting SAILS UP 4 CANCER and its effort to support L+M Hospital’s new Cancer Center. Other notable artists include Florida’s Robert Giordano, Massachusetts’ Maris Platais and Texas’ Jaime Navarro. Art lovers and sailing enthusiasts will also enjoy a wine tasting of fine selected wines from Gordon’s Yellow Front Wines of New London, delicious brunch offerings, and guitar stylings by Tommy Giarrantano from Mystic.
A donation of $25 is recommended; Artists interested in submitting artwork for this special one-day art exhibition and sale may contact Russ Kramer at SAILS UP 4 CANCER at russ@russkramer.com. More information is available at www.firehousesquare.com or www.SU4C.org.

2:30 pm

Lecture and Book Signing

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

historian Allegra di Bonaventura will discuss her new book “For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England”; copies of the book will be available; free; (860) 444-1411.

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Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

children’s, youth and adult singers from ten area churches and a community children’s chorus, will combine in this festival worship service; free-will offering will be taken; (860) 536-7171.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

2:00 pm

Earth Day Activities

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT

includes a trail walk at 3 p.m.

2:00 pm

50th Anniversary Celebration

Old Stone Church Playschool, 251 Main Street, East Haven, CT

3:30 pm

Pasta Feast Dinner

American Legion Hall, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Donation: $8. Proceeds help purchase flags for veterans' graves. Reservations required.

Education/Lectures

4:00 pm

Frederick Lee Lecture

Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT

Lecture on “Postcards from the Shore, 1900-1950: A Summertime Sampler from the CLEMA Collection.” Cost: $5 ($4 for Madison Historical Society members, $2 for students and children).

8:00 am

ABC Safe Boating Course

Pequonnock Yacht Club, 100 South Water St., New Haven, CT

One-day safe boating course plus personal watercraft operation conducted by New Haven Power Squadron, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects. Successful completion satisfies Conn.'s state licensing requirements. Students must go to Conn. Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection website and Online Sportsmen Licensing to obtain their free Conn. Conservation ID number in advance of the class. Go to: https://ct.outdoorcentral.net/InternetSales/Sales. All students must have their ID number at the start of the class on April 28. Prospective students should contact D/Lt/C Art Andrea at 203-468-1210 or 203-641-0954. For more information on NHPS, go to: www.nh-ps.org.

Fairs/Festivals

8:00 am

39th Annual Belltown Gas & Steam Engine Show

Fireman's Field at Salmon River State Forest, Rte. 16 across from The Covered Bridge, East Hampton, CT , 06424

An interesting assortment of antique gas and steam powered equipment will be displayed and demonstrated. You will enjoy seeing the machinery that powered our farm and industrial heritage and more. Show includes a flea market for antique engine and auto parts and general merchandise. Always held the last Sunday in April, rain or shine (field conditions permitting).

Kids/Family

9:00 am

Krafting for a Kure, Apr. 28, Westerly

Calabrese Club, Pleasant street, westerly, RI , 02891

A Kouple of Basket Kases are holding a spring Kraft show at the Calabrese Club in westerly on April 28th from 9-3. We will have artisans,food,krafters,live entertainment,Benny the bug from Kids Bugz Jam and raffles to benefit the Relay for Life.Please join us in the fight against cancer.

Misc. Events

2:00 pm

Film Screening: Birders: The Central Park Effect

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

10:00 am

Senshido Empty Hand Self Defense

Senshido Empty Hand Self Defense; Academi, 79 New London Road, Salem, CT

Specter Services is hosting Senshido Connecticut for a self defense workshop. This three hour seminar introduces the student to the Senshido self-defense system, an easy-to-learn empty-hand system utilized by serious law enforcement and citizen martial artists alike. The system is not based on striking or other techniques requiring high degrees of strength and fitness. It can be learned quickly and is very effective at the extreme close-in ranges of ambush fighting. The skill sets of Senshido are an excellent addition to any martial artist's repertoire. Senshido is NOT sport based and should be used only in cases of bodily assault. All that is required by attendees will be loose and comfortable clothing. Register via email - chrisa2@earthlink.net

6:00 pm

Author Richard Conniff

Pasbeshauke Pavillion at Saybrook Point, , Old Saybrook, CT

'Where the Wild Things Are: Far Afield and Close to Home'. Follows the Old Saybrook Land Trust's annual meeting at 5:30 p.m.

10:00 am

Brewer Spring Boat Show

Brewer Pilots Point Marina, 333 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

11:00 am

Taste and Style Event

Tanger Outlets Westbrook, 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT

1:00 pm

Northford Women’s Club 50th Anniversary

Traditions, 37 Harrison Road, Wallingford, CT

For past and present members. RSVP requested.

Music

4:00 pm

Con Brio Spring Concert

Con Brio Spring Concert; Christ The King Church, 1 McGurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT

Con Brio Choral Association presents its annual Spring Concert featuring newly formed Con Brio Youth Choir

4:00 pm

-The Executive Session: Flute, Piano & Percussion

-The Executive Session: Flute, Piano & Percussion; Mystic Independent Theater, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT , 06378

Please join us for a Sunday afternoon concert that explores the roots of New England Folk music.

Flutist Skip McKinley, pianist Glenn Hardy and percussionist Mance Grady will perform on April 28th, 4:00 p.m. at the Mystic Independent Theater, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at the door. Seating is limited.
For directions to the Mystic Independent Theater go to: http://www.mysticindietheater.com/directions.html

3:00 pm

Sam Lardner and Barcelona in concert.

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, ,

Sam Lardner & Barcelona have been serving up their version of delicious flamenco fusion now for over a decade. Lardner is a master songwriter and storyteller with a voice that can deliver a romantic Bolero or a rousing Rumba with equal ease. Annabel Villalonga is an elegant guitarist from the island of Menorca, Juan Flores is the favorite of every audience with his major intensity on percussion, and Sandra Sangiao and Nuna Garcia add rhythm, richness and depth with their syncopated hand clapping and beautiful vocal harmonies. The end result is an unforgettable, powerful musical journey through life and love in modern Spain. A true global citizen, Sam was raised in Essex, CT and is a long-time resident of Spain. Over the years, Sam has performed with his flamenco fusion band throughout Europe and the United States, where he is a regular at folk and world music festivals. Before beginning his music career, Sam was a teacher of Russian and Spanish at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, and his talent as an educator and coach is evident in every performance he gives. For further background, please visit Sam’s website at: www.samlardner.com

The concert is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited and the doors for the concert will open at 2:30pm. A free-will offering will be collected and Sam will donate a portion of the offering back to Saint Ann’s. After the concert, Saint Ann’s invites guests to join Sam and his fellow musicians for a time of fellowship and refreshments. CDs will also be sold following the performance.

5:00 pm

Opera and Oratorio Ensemble

Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT

Cost: $5 (discounts for seniors, students, and staff).

4:00 pm

Con Brio’s Spring Concert

Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT

3:00 pm

Willimantic Orchestra Spring Concert

Willimantic Orchestra Spring Concert; Schafer Auditorium, Eastern Connecticut State University, Corner of Windham and Valley Streets, Willimantic, CT , 06226

The Willimantic Orchestra, a not-for-profit community based orchestra, will present it’s Spring Concert: Vivid Images, East Meets West. This is a free concert at Shafer Auditorium, David Vaughan will conduct the orchestra as it performs: Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, with Anysia Lee as piano soloist. Anysia was the winner in the WRAC Young Artists Music Competition Dec 2012. Also in the program will be: Variations on a Korean Folksong (John Barnes Chance); On the Steppes of Central Asia (Borodin); Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune (Debussy); and Music from the Movies: Star Wars; James Bond; Chicago; The Magnificent 7

For additional information:
www.willimanticorchestra.org
or contact David Vaughan 860.429.0865 or dhvaughan@charter.net

5:00 pm

Ed Reed: Music and More Concert Series

Congregational Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Hwy, Chester, CT

Tickets: $25 ($20 for congregants, $10 for children under 16).

La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington Borough, CT

The Riverfront Children’s Center of Groton, hosts “Amor, Amor and Amor,” a cabaret style performance by pianist Dr. Lucas Wong and soprano Angela Dinkelman at 6 p.m. April 28 at the La Grua Center in Stonington.
The program will include works by Kurt Weill, Richard Strauss, Jerome Kern and more.
Canadian pianist Lucas Wong is a multi-faceted pianist and a keen interpreter of contemporary works, earning him a reputation as a diversified soloist, chamber musician, teacher and repetiteur.
Soprano Angela Dinkelman is a recent graduate of the Masters in Music Program at the New School for Music Mannes College in New York City. Dinkelman already has to her credit, roles in The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and Hansel and Gretel among others. In addition, she has worked with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble and has performed in several premiere works with the New York Lyric Opera.
Tickets are available now at a special advance sale price of $20. All proceeds will benefit the Riverfront Children’s Center Tuition Program for at-risk children. To purchase, contact Susan Bailey at (860) 445-2831 or email susanbailey01@comcast.net. A limited number of full price tickets will be available at the door for $25.

4:00 pm

Con Brio Spring Concert Features New Youth Choir

Con Brio Spring Concert Features New Youth Choir; Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Con Brio will present its spring concert on Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:00 pm, at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme. Newly-formed Con Brio Youth Choir, (in conjunction with Community Music School, Centerbrook), joins the chorus in Rutter’s 2003 Mass of the Children. The second half of the concert features a collection of songs on love on the water, including a stunning arrangement of “Shenandoah” and the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Director Stephen Bruce, Associate Music Director Susan Saltus, Orchestra, soloists Danielle Munsel Howard and John Dominick III.

3:00 pm

A Musical Journey with Sam Lardner and Barcelona

Saint Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

Freewill offering benefits Saint Ann's. Limited space; doors open at 2:30 p.m.

3:00 pm

Chamber Music @ Christ Church Presents: Gavin Black, Harpsichordist

Chamber Music @ Christ Church Presents: Gavin Black, Harpsichordist; Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

Join recording artist and founder of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center, Gavin Black, for a recital of baroque masterworks featuring works by Sweelinck; Froberger; and Buxtehude performed on authentic instruments Sunday, April 28th, 3:00 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington Street, Norwich CT. Admission is FREE! Donations may be made to help support Christ Church School of the Arts. A champagne reception will follow the program and audience members will have the opportunity to chat with Mr. Black and examine the instruments. For more information: 860.425.0663 or www.ccsarts.org.

4:00 pm

Four Seasons Plus Spring Concert

Emmanuel Church , 50 Emmanuel Church Road, Killingworth, CT

Cost: $15 ($10 for seniors and students, free for children).

Sports

6:00 pm

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys; Brown Middle school, 980 Durham Road, Madison, CT , 06443

Rugby Starts February 12th

Join in the exciting game of rugby with the Shoreline’s premier U-19 team. Practices begin February 12th
And the season runs through May 30th culminating in the Ct. State Tournament. Any regional high school aged boys are welcome
Registration/Questions - Madison Beach and Recreation Office 203-245-5623 or
www.madrugby.com and check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-Beach-Recreation-U-19-Rugby-Club/455173587865770?ref=hl

Stage/Theater

2:00 pm

"Other People's Money"

The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

Other People’s Money
April 17th – May 5th, 2013
By Jerry Sterner
.A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a New England “Mom & Pop” company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his secretary’s daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. What follows is a snowballing plot of financial manipulations, unlikely alliances and a surprising twist at the end.

10:00 am

'The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva'

Knights of Columbus Hall, 390 South Union Street, Guilford, CT

Suggested donation: $75 to $150. Registration required.

2:00 pm

'The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva'

Knights of Columbus Hall, 390 South Union Street, Guilford, CT

Suggested donation: $75 to $150. Registration required.

2:00 pm

"Good News"

Goodspeed, 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

Youthful energy abounds in this signature Goodspeed musical filled with Roaring 20s nostalgia, plenty of laughter and rousing dance numbers. Anticipation builds on the Tait College campus as game day approaches but the football hero must first pass a big exam in order to play. When he unexpectedly falls for his tutor, romance blooms and hijinks ensue. With songs like “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “The Varsity Drag,” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” it’s fun for everyone!
April 12-June 22
Sunday 2pm April 14- June 16

Sunday 6:30 pm April 14 – May 12

Wednesday 2pm April 17 – June 19

Wednesday 7:30pm April 17 – June 19

Thursday 2pm May 16 – June 20

Thursday 2pm April 18 – June 20

Friday 8pm April 12-June 21

Saturday 3pm April 13 – June 15

Saturday 8pm April 13 – June 15

Saturday 2pm June 22

Saturday 6:30 June 22

Stonington Community Center, 28 Cutler Street, Stonington , CT , 06378

Stonington Players presents “An Ignorant Man” by New York playwright Richard Manley
The witty and sharp-tongued comedy addresses the spicy dynamics between a successful, driven advertising woman and a misanthropic poet who has just moved in next door in an upscale New York co-op. Sparks fly in “An Ignorant Man”, abetted by a strange assortment of neighbors.
David Foulkes, Callie Beaulieu Frisell, Helen Cronin, Richard Caruso, Robert Gwyn, and Sandy Staub share the spotlight as cast members, directed by Jacqueline Princevalle.
Cabaret seating is featured, with a variety of beverages and refreshments available.
For additional information, call (203) 421-8675 or email gandy7@comcast.net. Admission donation is $12 per person at (860)287-7393.
All dates: April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4 at 8 p. m. with 2 p. m. matinees on April 28 and May 4.

7:00 pm

Guilford High School Spring Musical -- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Guilford High School Spring Musical -- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Guilford High School Auditorium, 605 New England Road, Guilford, CT , 06437

This hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicles the experience of six pre-adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime! The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of kids for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Directed and Musical Directed by Kevin Buno, jr. with choreography by Schuyler Beeman, and Orchestra Direction by Mark Gahm. Family Friendly Fun for ages 10 and up.

7:00 pm

The Jammin' Divas

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

7:30 pm

Connecticut College Student Theater Performance - “Into the Woods”

Tansill Theater, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

What happens after "happily ever after?" Enter the fairy tale world of Into The Woods, where Grimm's beloved characters meet the dark and witty imagination of musical theater giants Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. A witch's curse condemns the Baker and his Wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items required to break the spell. Will they succeed? And at what cost? This Tony Award-winning masterpiece combines Sondheim's soaring melodies with a spellbinding and irreverent story of romance, magic and the unexpected consequences of dreams that come true, April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances April 27 and 28 at 2 p.m.

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