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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.

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

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!

10:00 am

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish; The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT , 06320

Fascinated by the anatomy and movement of living creatures, Kitty Wales creates sculpture and installation art based on her direct observations of animals. She has traveled to the Scottish Hebrides to study wild goats, the Spanish Pyrenees to observe bearded vultures, and the Caribbean to document reef sharks in their underwater habitat. As part of a collaboration between the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Mystic Aquarium, Wales visited the Aquarium to observe their collection of marine life, taking photographs and preparing sketches that would later fuel her creations in the studio. Inspired by the textural, feathery forms of the lionfish, Wales then set to work envisioning a site-specific installation intended for the Lyman Allyn. Three larger-than-life lionfish sculptures constructed of welded steel, heavy paper, and recycled pencils will transform the gallery into a “deep-sea” environment for visitors of all ages.

5:30 pm

Water & Sky Art Show

Water & Sky Art Show; Stony Creek Gallery At Chamard Vineyard, 115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT

Featuring photography of water & sky by Charles Steinhacker, Patricia Halstead and Susan Strickland.

10:00 am

Celebrating Lyme's Beauty

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

The 3rd Annual Celebrating Lyme's Beauty event, co-organized by the Lyme Art Association, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, will showcase works created in around the Pleasant Valley Preserve, a large nature preserve in Lyme with frontage on the “Wild and Scenic” Eight Mile River.
A special opening reception will be held at the Lyme Art Association on Friday, July 12 from 6 – 8pm at the Lyme Art Association, free and open to the public, with tax-free shopping that night and all day on Saturday, July 13.

3:00 pm

Opening Reception for Guest Artist Martin Glaberson

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT

Author Events

3:00 pm

Author Phoebe Wray Reading in Colchester

Author Phoebe Wray Reading in Colchester; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Meet Author Phoebe Wray on Sunday, July 21, from 3 - 5 PM at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Rd., Colchester!

Wray, the author of two sci-fi/fantasy novels, will be reading from her new murder mystery, In Adam's Fall.

In Adam's Fall is set in fictional Halton, MA. The mystery starts when history teacher Nikki Sheridan trips over the dead body of a young Muslim girl in her back yard. People start pointing fingers at anyone in the neighborhood who seems different.

Stop by to learn more about this exciting mystery, a Books & Boos Recommended Read! Free refreshments will be served.


Annual Operation Lobster Dinner July 21

Washington Park, mitchell Street, Groton,

The fifth annual Operation Lobster Dinner will be held July 21 at Washington Park in the City of Groton. Grossman’s Seafood founded this event as a way to say thankyou to our military neighbors and to support Work Vessels for Veterans mission to assist returning veterans get started in their own businesses.
Tickets for a free lobster clambake dinner will be distributed to 500 active duty military neighbors, combat veterans and their immediate families. Additional tickets are on sale to the public for $30.
The event will also celebrate the fifth birthday of Work Vessels for Veterans, the Noank-based nonprofit that has helped 700 returning combat veterans start their own businesses all around the country. Live music, family activities, military displays, collector cars and more will be on display for the celebration.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Work Vessels for Vets. Sponsors are welcome to contact Work Vessels for Vets at (860) 536-0199 or email events@wfvf.org.

12:00 pm

Antiques Appraisal Fair at the Adam Stanton House

Antiques Appraisal Fair at the Adam Stanton House; The Adam Stanton House and General Store, 63 East Main Street, Clinton, CT , 06413

Noon to 3:00 p.m., the Adam Stanton House and General Store, 63 East Main Street, Clinton. Bring in your quality antiques and collectibles to be appraised by a group of professionals. $10 per item or $25 for three items, all proceeds to benefit the Museum. Fee waived if items are consigned to the Stanton House benefit auction to be held on September 21st. Appraisals by Joseph Kabe of Joseph Kabe Estate Auctions. The Museum will be open for tours during the appraisal event. For more information visit www.stantonmuseum.org.

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

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.

10:00 am


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

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

July 21st The Pequot Museum and Research Center will have 50% off admission for residents from the towns of East Lyme, Lyme and Old Lyme Connecticut there will also be 50% admission for residents from Richmond Rhode Island

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

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.


11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

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

Please come for a scenic and informative tour of Historic Downtown Guilford. Join our award winning student guides for a 90 minute History tour at 11:00a.m or Architecture tour at 2 p.m. All tours start in front of the Guilford Town Hall at 31 Park Street.

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.


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

12:00 pm

Guilford Art Center Craft Expo

Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT

General Admission: $7; $5 for seniors over 65, Free to members, children under 12 and active military.


2:00 pm

'Rodgers and Hammerstein... with Hart' Sing-Along and Biography

Greene Community Cener , 32 Church Street, Guilford, CT

Lyrics provided.

10:00 am

Art Sampler Workshop

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

4-week workshop for kids paint or draw and work with the pros; best for all ages; free; (860) 535-2300.

Misc. Events

8:00 am

Flea Market

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

Some vendors at The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket in Charlestown believe they can tell when it's high tide at the local beaches(the "old-timey" way):when the waves of visitors shopping at the fleamarket suddenly retreat. Those same vendors suggest that at high tide this weekend(12:16 p.m. on Saturday,13th and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday,14th),it will be a good time to come to the Fleamarket and avoid the "sea of shoppers" that tend to flee the beaches and gather at the Fleamarket during the lower tide times (and lower wave times)of day.The General Stanton Inn, one of the oldest,largest and most popular outdoor fleamarkets in the area,is open Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays until Columbus Day. Hours:8a.m.-3p.m.,with early birds encouraged.Call 401-364-8888.FREE.$2.parking fee Sundays only.

12:00 pm

R.J. Julia Dog Days

RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

No reservations required.

10:00 am

'What Do You Mean They Burned the White House?'

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

War of 1812 program.

6:00 pm

The Taxmen

Madison Green, , Madison, CT


4:30 pm

4 Barrel Billy

Donahue's Madison Beach Grille, 1320 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

8:00 pm

I Draw Slow

Anna Liffey's, 17 Witney Avenue, New Haven, CT

7th Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps Free Performance; New London High School Football Field, 490 Jefferson Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

"The 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps will perform its 2013 show,
"Luminous" in exhibition at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at New
London High School football field, 490 Jefferson Avenue New London,
CT. The Shelton-based CT Alumni Senior Corps will also perform. This
family event is free of charge. Bleacher seating is limited so
bring a lawn chair or blanket. "


1:00 pm

Nature Walks at Gillette Castle

Nature Walks at Gillette Castle; Gillette Castle State Park, 67 River Road, East Haddam, CT , 06423

Learn about invasive plants - alien invaders that are taking over our native woodlands and crowding out local wildlife. Master Gardeners from the University of Connecticut Extension office will be at Gillette Castle to answer questions about invasive plants from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the third Sunday of every month. At 1:00 PM on the same days, there will also be a nature walk through the park surrounding Gillette Castle to learn how to identify many of the most common invasive plants. The walk will include a tour and discussion of an active project to reduce the infestation of Chinese Wisteria at Gillette Castle. Kids are welcome!

12:00 pm


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.

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.

12:00 pm


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.


1:00 pm

“Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band.”

Gillette Castle, , East Haddam, CT , 06423

The East Haddam Stage Company has begun its fifth season of live theater at Gillette Castle State Park. Thirty minute shows will be performed at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 11.
Four actors portray seven characters and create all the sound effects in William Gillette’s 1930 radio drama “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band.”
Bring a blanket or chair to the stone building and stage space near the Castle.
These shows are free and open to eveyone. In the event of rain at showtime,performances will be suspended.
Gillette Castle State Park is located at 67 River Road East Haddam. For more info, including directions, visit www.EHSCO.org or call (860) 873-3521.

8:00 pm


Eugene O'Neill Theater, Great Neck Road, Waterford,

Hygienic Theaterwerks, a subset of Hygienic Art, Inc. i

7:00 pm

Flock Theatre's "Oedipus Rex"

Conn College Arboretum, 830 Williams St., , CT

— 7 p.m., Connecticut College Arboretum, 830 Williams Street, New London; Flock Theatre brings Athens to life with majestic pageantry and larger-than-life-size puppets; Thurs.-Sun. through July 28; $12, $10 students; (860) 443-3119, flocktheatre@hotmail.com.

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