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May 19

A total of 45 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

2:00 pm

Tracy Art Center Celebration

The Pavilion, 155 College Street Extension, Old Saybrook, 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.

11:00 am

Art Exhibition - Margaret Dean & Christina Mastrangelo - Art Gallery at the Mill House

Art Exhibition - Margaret Dean & Christina Mastrangelo - Art Gallery at the Mill House; Art Gallery at the Millhouse, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

The paintings of Maggie Dean and Christina Mastrangelo will be on display at the Mill House through May 31. The artists’ reception will be held Fri, May 3, 5-8 pm during Chester’s annual May Day Night Art Gallery and Shop Openings in the town center. Meet Maggie and Christina

11:00 am

57th Regional Art Show

57th Regional Art Show; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

all-media exhibition of work from local and regional artists. Highlights include works of watercolor, pastels and photography; through June 22; hours are 11-5 daily; 860-536-7601.
"Rhythm in Color" a solo exhibition by Lynn Walker will be on view concurrently in the Schuster Gallery.

5:00 pm

David Dunlop - Light & Motion

David Dunlop - Light & Motion; Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT , 06443

David Dunlop's one-man Show Light and Motion features 30 new oil paintings opening on May 17 and continuing through June 16, 2013. Join us on Friday, May 17, from 5 -8 pm and meet the artist. David Dunlop’s electrifying new series of New York City, the Connecticut Shore and abstract landscapes fuse light and color in motion. Dunlop puts us in a familiar place only to make it wonderfully unfamiliar, producing a vibrant mystery whose secrets are not readily revealed. David Dunlop is an Emmy Award winner for his PBS Series Landscapes Through Time that will have a new nationwide broadcast starting May 27, 2013.

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!

6:00 pm

Members and Friends Art Exhibition

Members and Friends Art Exhibition, Congregational Church, Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06475

The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme will host a “Members and Friends Art
Exhibition” in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Ferry Road on May 18th and 19th. This exhibition is an opportunity for church members and friends to build community while celebrating the many gifts we have to share through works of art. Paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, needlework, weaving, jewelry, woodwork and pottery are among the media that will be included. The public is invited to the opening reception
Saturday May 18th from 6-8 pm and to visit Sunday May 19th from 9 am–1 pm.

Author Events

4:00 pm

Author James T. Powerson, Saving the Farm

Essex Books at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

RSVP required.

2:00 pm

Author Sydney Sherman, You Are Not Alone

Essex Books at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Registration required.

3:00 pm

Meet Authors Liz Mugavero and Edith Maxwell

Meet Authors Liz Mugavero and Edith Maxwell; books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, colchester, CT , 06415

Authors Liz Mugavero and Edith Maxwell will be appearing from 3 – 5 PM at Books & Boos. Mugavero is the author of the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries (Kneading to Die,) and Maxwell writes the Local Foods Mysteries (A Time To Live, A Tine to Die) and as Tace Baker wrote Speaking of Murder. Come meet the authors, learn more about their novels, and the craft of mystery-writing!


11:00 am

Willy's Friends Pet Fair

Coginchaug Regional High School, 135 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT

4:00 pm

Essex Historical Society Membership Party

Pratt House, West Avenue, Essex, CT

11:00 am

Dog Days Adoption Event

Old Saybrook Business Park, 6 Business Park Road, Old Saybrook, CT

12:00 pm

'A Tribute to Our Veterans'

East Haven Senior Center, 91 Taylor Avenue, East Haven, CT

Tickets: $10. Advance tickets only.

4:00 pm

EHS Membership Party! Everyone's Invited!!

EHS Membership Party! Everyone's Invited!!; Pratt House, 19 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Everyone’s invited to the EHS Membership Party! Members, bring your friends and your friends’ friends. Non-members, don’t be shy — stop by! If you love Essex, history or both, come join in on the fun; more is always merrier. We will be celebrating our community and springtime in Essex at the Pratt House on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm. We will have our party hats on rain or shine — because with people like you, no rain can dampen our spirits!
For more information, call 860-767-5011 or browse www.essexhistory.org.

1:00 pm

Friends of the Essex Library Book Sale

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Benefits special library programs and activities.

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Fleamarket

The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

The fleamarket, located on nearly 7 tree-lined acres of the historic Inn, is open every week, late April through Columbus Day (Oct 14) this year, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays. Hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and there is no admission charged for buyers and browsers. A parking fee of $2. is charged on peak Summer Sundays. Food and beverages are available on-site. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket still has some of its 10 x 20 feet vendor spaces available for both one-day "tag salers"& long-term vendors.401-364-8888

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

11:00 am

Shelter Dog Adoption Event, Old Saybrook, May 18th & 19th

Shelter Dog Adoption Event, Old Saybrook, May 18th & 19th; Old Saybrook Business Park, 6 Business Park Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Dog Days Adoption Events is holding a shelter dog adoption event at the Old Saybrook Business Park at 6 Business Park Road on May 18th and 19th from 11 to 4. This will be the 9th community adoption event that Dog Days has hosted in the past 2 years. All potential adopters are screened and interviewed and must agree to a home visit.
Dog Days is an all volunteer Connecticut based group that coordinates with high kill shelters from the south and Connecticut municipal shelters to bring 75 to 90 healthy adoptable dogs to a single weekend event. So far, nearly 800 dogs have found loving families in Connecticut with the help of Dog Days and our supporters.

2:30 pm

The Montville Memorial Day Parade After Party Celebration

The Montville Memorial Day Parade After Party Celebration; Montville VFW Post 10060, 91 Raymond Hill Road, Uncasville, CT , 06382

The Montville Memorial Day Parade After Party Celebration will be at the Montville VFW, 91 Raymond Hill Rd, Uncasville, CT this year. This year, we will have hamburgers, hot dogs, music too but we will also have small business vendors, moon bounce, raffles, Uncle D's Blazin BBQ, Johnny G from WCTY and more at this event. Each of the small business vendors have donated money to get a spot at this event as well as a raffle prizes. All proceeds made from the bake sale, raffle ticket sales and vendors donations will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Stop by and celebrate Memorial Day with us at the Montville VFW.


1:00 pm

'Getting It Together'

The Mercy Center, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT

Freewill offering.

1:30 pm

My Home Is Gone - Remnants of Jewish Poland

Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm at Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT. The program is free and open to all.

Award-winning speaker, author, teacher, and blogger Barbara Krasner presents her trip to Warsaw and her grandparents’ shtetlikh in 2008, which connected her to her roots. From the 16th century synagogue at Tykocin to Warsaw’s memorials to the Jewish ghetto, discover the Jewish heritage of Poland through this photographic journey.

Barbara Krasner is an award-winning speaker, workshop leader, and published author of 200 articles, four books, including Discovering Your Jewish Heritage (Heritage Quest, 2001), short stories, and poems for adults and young readers.

1:00 pm

FREE Healing Effects of Whole Foods Cooking Demo

FREE Healing Effects of Whole Foods Cooking Demo; Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Set aside traditional notions of nutrition and enter a world of ancient healing traditions where your kitchen is your healer! Chef Bill Klar will prepare delicious dishes based solely on whole foods and explain how these foods can heal your body and restore your emotional balance.

Register at shorelinec@snet.net or 203-453-5520

1:00 pm

Geocaching Workshop

Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River, CT


11:30 am

Calvary Nursery School Mayfair

Calvary Nursery School Mayfair; Calvary Nursery School, 27 Church Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Calvary Nursery School will be celebrating Mayfair on May 19th. The festivities begin at 11:30. Mayfair is a family-friendly tradition at CNS with baked items, kids' games and activities, an amazing selection of silent auction items, and lunch. And of course, the tradition would not be complete without the children dancing around the Maypole.

Bring your friends and enjoy this all-ages community celebration of Spring!


11:00 am

Robin Hood Springtime Festival

Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT

Admission: $16 ($10 for ages 7 to 15, free for ages 6 and under). Parking: $3.


Eastern CT Ballet presents Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, , 06320

From the Pages to the Stage, Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents the World Premiere of Ballerina Swan. Based on NYC Ballet Allegra Kent's new book. Choreography by Gloria Govrin, ECB Artistic Director and former NYC Ballet soloist. Will Sophie the Swan realize her dream and become a ballerina? Join us to follow her adventures. Also presenting Camille Saint-Saën’s Carnival of the Animals! A double-bill family event!
Free Rita’s of New London Ices * Book Signing * Meet the Author and Cast. Garde Arts Center, May 19 at 2:00 pm. For Tickets call: 860 444-7373 or online at gardearts.org.

10:00 am

22q at the Zoo! Worldwide Awareness Day

Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT , 06610

This fabulous event is aimed at raising the public awareness of chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome is caused by a missing piece or deletion of genetic material on chromosome 22. 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome is a common deletion syndrome that affects 1 in every 2,000-4,000 newborns.

Tickets are $25.00 a person and include zoo admission, lunch and kid activities. Plus a live performance by the award winning children’s music group Steve Elci & Friends. http://www.steveelciandfriends.com/fr_home.cfm

Come out for a fun filled day and help raise awareness!!

Misc. Events

2:00 pm

Eastern Connecticut Ballet: Ballerina Swan

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT

4:00 pm

Local Voices

Ivoryton Congregational Church, 57 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

An Afternoon of Selected Readings, Musings, and Poetry'

4:00 pm

FREE Yoga Nidra

Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Enjoy this gentle, non physical, meditative and relaxing class with Betty Hamilton of Hypnosis for Health, LLC.

Please register at ehamilton04@yahoo.com

2:00 pm

Debate: 'The Streets of Our Cities Should Have Surveillance Cameras: Pro or Con?

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT


8:30 pm

Coliseum, California X, and 2 Ton Bug

Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT

Cost: $10 ($8 in advance).

George Kent Performance Hall, 119 Hight Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

4 and 6 p.m., George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly; two performances of Mozart’s Requiem; $21-$65; (401) 596-8663, chorusofwesterly.org.

5:00 pm

Dalia Lazar: 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).

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT


1:00 pm

Guilford Land Conservation Trust Cave and Rock Hike

Westwoods, Dunk Rock Road Entrance, Guilford, CT

1:00 pm

Grow Organic Kids Workshop:

Natureworks, 518 Forest Road, Northford, CT

Registration required.


1:30 pm

Quaker Hill 5k Challenge

Quaker Hill 5k Challenge; Quaker Hill 5k Challenge, 285 Bloomingdale Road, Quaker Hill, CT , 06375

A challenging 5k road race in the village of Quaker Hill. What is the challenge? Hills - best challenging race you'll get in this area! Proceeds to benefit local family whose child has cancer.

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


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

7:30 pm

Art As Muse

Hadlyme Public Hall, 1 Day Hill Road, ,

The East Haddam Stage Company stages its newest production “Art as Muse,” a 90-minute variety show, May 16-19 at the Hadlyme Public Hall.
Six actors portray numerous characters in poems, monologues and mini-scenes written by playwrights and poets from across the country, specifically inspired by the abstract photographic art of George Fellner.
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Hadlyme Public Hall Association which is partnering with the East Haddam Stage Company for the first time. A talk-back with Fellner will follow every show.
Productions are 7:30 p.m. Thur., 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. and 7 p.m. Sun.. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors. Reservations are suggested by calling (860) 873-3521.

3:00 pm

Hal McIntyre Orchestra Tribute to Sinatra

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

3:00 pm

East Lyme Regional Theater Auditions

Christ Lutheran Church , 24 Society Rd. ., Niantic , CT , 06357

Announcing Auditions for
East Lyme Regional Theater's 2013 Musical
Once on This Island
Show dates August 8&9

Saturday May 18th
3:00pm- children 5-12 only
4:00-6:30- adults and teens only

Sunday May 19th
2:30- Dancers only
3:00pm- children 5-12 only
4:00-6:00- adults and teens Only

7:00- Call Backs by invitation only
Seeking Adults, Teens and Children
Who sing and are comfortable with movement.
Please prepare 16-24 bars of a song that shows off your voice.
Bring Sheet Music. Accompanist will be provided.
Be prepared to move!

Also seeking non- singing dancers.

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