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Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Old Lyme Landscapes

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

A delightful summertime extravaganza of landscape paintings by present day member artists in the tradition of the Lyme Impressionists. Opening reception on Friday, June 21 from 6-8pm.

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.

2:00 pm

Artists Talk at our closing reception: Gallery One and Friends at the Guilford Art Center in June

Artists Talk at our closing reception: Gallery One and Friends at the Guilford Art Center in June; The Mill Gallery at the Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street (I-95, exit 58), Guilford, CT , 06437

Artist Talk by Corina Alvarezdelugo, Mary Fussell, David Brown, Derek Leka, Suzanne Wind Gaskell) at the closing reception of DIALOGUE: REPRESENTATION & ABSTRACTION. On exhibit at the Mill Gallery, in the Guilford Art Center. Artists: Corina Alvarezdelugo, Molly S. McDonald, Diana Perron (Branford) Elizabeth Boyd (Madison) David Brown, Chip Rutan, Hillary Seltzer (Old Saybrook) Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Suzanne Wind Gaskell, Sue Joffray (Old Lyme) Mary Fussell, (Clinton) Denise Gaffney Hartz (Deep River) Judith Barbour Osborne, Rick Silberberg, Jill Vaughn (Ivoryton) Karen Bartone, Karen Green Recor, Diana Rogers (Clinton) Leslie Concannon (Bronx, NY) Gray Jacobik (Deep River) Sheila Kaczmarek (Guilford) David Kintz, (Essex) Derek Leka (Sandy Hook) Constance Patterson (Avon)

10:00 am

Old Lyme Landscapes: A Salute to our Founders and Hudson Valley Art Association

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

A delightful summertime extravaganza of landscape paintings by present day member artists in the tradition of the Lyme Impressionists. Opening reception on June 21, 6-8 pm.; through July 28

9:00 am

Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America

Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Through Saturday, July 20, 9 am-5 pm
Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
This exhibit explores the underground world of skateboarding in Indian Country. See short films, rare photos, and Native-designed decks and graffiti-backdrop panels by Native American artist Jak Fragua. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

11:00 am

Art Exhibition - David Stumpo & Eleanor Pringle - Art Gallery at the Mill House

Art Exhibition - David Stumpo & Eleanor Pringle - Art Gallery at the Mill House; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

The paintings of David Stumpo and Eleanor Pringle will be on display at the Mill House during the month of June. The artists’ reception will be held Fri, June 21, 5-8 pm during Chester’s annual Midsummer Night Stroll in the town center. Meet David and Eleanor and experience their work along your stroll through Chester’s shops, galleries and restaurants on a warm summer evening.

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

Spirit Gallery presents Matthew Cassar

Spirit Gallery, 207 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Matthew Cassar's artwork and created artifacts tell the narrative of two fictional societies as they struggle to dominate their world. The opening reception is Saturday May 25; show runs through July 13; (860) 443-0484

2:00 pm

Dialogue: Closing Reception and Artists' Talk

Guilford Art Center Mill Gallery, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT

Author Events

2:00 pm

Eric D. Lehman, Afoot in Connecticut

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

Community

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

11:00 am

Dog Days Adoption Event

Bishop's Orchards, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

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

one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the area, featuring antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, tools, new merchandise--and this year--a new indoor boutique. Food available on the premises.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, 8 a.m.-3p.m., now through Columbus Day. Early birds are not only welcome, they are encouraged!
Free for browsers & buyers. $2. visitor parking fee Summer Sundays only.
401-364-8888/401-364-1818

10:00 am

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites adults to take part in Groundbreaking Reads, our Adult Online Summer Reading Program. Earn a raffle ticket for each book review you submit. Log on to the library’s home page, http://billmemorial.org. Click on “Dig Into Reading”, then choose the “Groundbreaking Reads” tab for adults. Create an account and begin entering your reviews on Wednesday, June 26 through Saturday, August 10. Readers can also submit book reviews in person to the library. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified in mid-August. The more you read the more chances to win! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information.

9:00 am

TAG SALE AND OPEN HOUSE

Company Hall Museum, 62 North Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

The Company of Fifers and Drummers will be holding our annual multi vendor Tag Sale and Open House on Sunday June 30th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Company Hall Museum
62 North Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Vendors are welcome! Contact sarabrown5801@yahoo.com

La Grua Center, 32 Water St., #7, Stonington, CT , 06378

5 p.m., ten years after the July 3, 2003 fire that destroyed the former Monsanto mill complex, first responders and members of the community remember the day through photos and video clips. Stonington resident Gail Woodrow will be joined by Borough Fire Chief Jeff Hoadley and former Police Chief David Erskine. The panel will lead the discussion which will then be opened up for audience members to share experiences and memories; free; donations accepted; (860) 535-2300.

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

Guided Walking Tour

Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington Borough, CT

— 2 p.m., , 7 Water St., Stonington Village; village tour, weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $10, $5 per student; (860) 535-8445, (860) 535-1440.

Education/Lectures

11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Please join our award winning tours as we begin our second year! Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and continue through September.

Our student guides will lead you through 374 years of American History and Architecture.

The tours were awarded the “Best of New England” designation in 2013 by Yankee Magazine.

For further information, please visit www.historicguilford.org or call (203)233-1026.

Tickets are sold online, at local stores on the Green or by the guides prior to the tours. All tours start and finish at the Guilford Town Hall.

Fairs/Festivals

9:00 am

Colchester Farmers Market, June 16

Town Green, Hayward Avenue, Colchester, CT

Colchester Farmers Market Opening Day This Sunday
The Colchester Farmers market kicks off this season Sunday June 16th at 9am. The market is moving to its new location, the town green. The market offers a great diversity of products: produce, cheese, meats, plants, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, and crafts. Opening day will have a couple of free events, a bounce house for the kids to use and a balloon artist preforming for you. The market will also offer free entertainment. Any questions please contact, jeff savitsky at colchesterfarmersmarket@yahoo.com

3:00 pm

Italian Festa Celebration

The St. Andrew Apostle Society, Wooster Square - 515 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Kids/Family

10:00 am

Blue Star Families Weekend

Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

Admission: $8 ($6 for seniors and college students, $5 for youth aged 6 to 17, free for children aged 5 and under).

12:00 pm

5th Annual Bike Fest

State Street, 24 State Street, New London, , 06320

This community event is great fun for families. Activities include free bicycle repairs/tune ups, children's bike rodeo, safety demo, custom bike show, an intro to New London's bike share program and a bike tour of historic New London sites.

Misc. Events

9:00 am

FOSL 15th Annual Used Book Sale

Academy Street School, Academy Street, Madison, CT

Benefits programs at Scranton Memorial Library.

1:00 pm

'What’s New in the World of Hydrangeas'

Natureworks, 518 Forest Road, Northford, CT

Music

11:00 am

Mystic Blues Festival

Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex Street, Mystic, CT

mysticbluesfestival.com.

Nature/Outdoors

1:30 pm

Mary E Schooner Cruises

Mary E Schooner Cruises; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

Sail on the historic Mary E, a 1906 Schooner, in and around beautiful Essex and the lower Connecticut River! Departs every day of the week but Wednesdays, with 1.5 hr sails at 1:30 and 3:30 (26$ per person), and a two hour sunset cruise at 6:00 (30$ per person). Private charters also available. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and feel free to BYOB. Sails run through October. Museum admission included with cost of sail. Cruises leave from the Connecticut River Museum Docks.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended, 24 hour advance cancellation notice required. All cruises subject to weather.
Please visit http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/schooner-cruises/ for more information. Or call (860)767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation.

1:00 pm

'Hammonasset Shoreline Ecosystems'

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Route 1, Madison, CT

Cost: $10 (does not include parking). Registration required.

12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

Visit the Denison Farm Market where vendors offer seasonal farm produce, plants and other local products including honey, syrup, corn meal, jams and jellies. Onsite hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade relishes are available at the Market from the Stonyledge Farm grill. Picnic tables under shaded tents allow Market patrons to enjoy lunch or a snack. Live fiddling and banjo music by Craig Edwards and his American Roots Music adds to the festive atmosphere.

12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

DENISON FARM MARKET; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

On the grounds of the Denison Homestead, the Denison Farm Market meets 12 to 3 every Sunday, June thru October. It offers the finest locally-grown produce, eggs, meats, cheese, honey and maple syrup from areas farms, as well as regular and gluten-free baked goods. There is music weekly, guest vendors and demonstrations. Ample parking and on site hiking trails make this a perfect family-friendly destination for an afternoon in the Mystic area.

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