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July 28

A total of 42 events have been found.

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.

2:00 pm

Artist Talk for New and Old

City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT

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.

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

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is offering 50% off admission for Ledyard, Groton and Mystic residents. Must provide proof of address. For more information call 1(800)411-9671

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.

Author Events

5:00 pm

Medium Sydney Sherman Reading in Colchester

Medium Sydney Sherman Reading in Colchester; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Author and medium Sydney Sherman will be at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 5 - 7 PM. She will discuss her book, You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here...You're Just Not Listening. Sherman has been a spiritual medium all of her life, and welcomes skeptics. Her goal is to give clarity and a better understanding of the afterlife.
This event is free to the public and free refreshments will be served.


12:00 pm

Martha Culver Birthday Celebration

Martha Culver House, 290 Quinnipiac Avenue, North Haven, CT

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

Southern Exposure, Olde Mistick Village, Mystic, CT

David is a native of Gallup, New Mexico and has been in the Jewelry Design field since 1984. He has extensive history in design shops in New Mexico; including that of Navajo Jeweler Ray Tracey. David currently collaborates with thirty Navajo artists on exceptional inlay stone jewelry set in sterling silver.

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.

Stonington Town Dock, , , CT

60th annual event to honor and remember those who have died at sea on our local commercial fishing fleet, as well as to honor and bless the vessels—along with their captains, owners, crews and families—that will go out to sea in the year ahead; the Blessing festival continues at the Town Dock from noon-4 p.m.with food and live music provided by the band Double Play; free and open to the public.

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.

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.

6:30 pm

Apps and E-Readers Explored

Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road, Salem, CT

Kathy Sasso, staff member at the Salem Free Public Library, will discuss the basics of Android devices, including favorite apps, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 25.
The following Thursday, Aug. 1, also at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., she will explore Ereaders. Both programs will be held at the Salem Free Public Library. Participants should bring their devices and reserve a space by calling the library at (860) 859-1130.

9:00 am

Vinyasa in the Vineyard

Vinyasa in the Vineyard; Preston Ridge Vineyard, 100 Miller Road, Preston, CT , 06365

Treat yourself to a morning practice with your mat surrounded by rows of vines and breathtaking views of the Connecticut countryside, connecting with your body, breath, mind and the community. We’ll limber up with an easygoing one-hour vinyasa yoga class led by All Hearts Center instructors Carol Klammer, Christine Jablonski, and Cheryl Hughes.

For anyone who would like to balance their practice with a wine tasting, there will be the option to participate in a wine tasting led by the experts of Preston Ridge Vineyard immediately following the class.

Registration Opens: 8:00 a.m.
Outdoor Yoga: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Wine Tasting (optional): 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Suggested Donation: $10.00*
Rain date: August 4, 2013

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

Beach Donut Fundraiser, 7/6-9/2 (Sat./Sun), O.Lyme

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.

10:00 am

Cruisin’ for Cats Poker Run

Fort Hale Grill, 97 Quinnipiac Avenue, North Haven, CT

Registration: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fort Hale Park, Woodward Ave., New Haven; After Party: 3 p.m. Phil’s Bar and Grill, 97 Quinnipiac Ave., North Haven. Cost: $25 per motorcycle ($5 per additional passenger; $20 for after party only). Benefits the Greater New Haven Cat Project.


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

10:00 am

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival; Old Saybrook Town Green, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook , CT , 06475

The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce is honored to host the 50th Annual Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival July 27 and 28, 2013. Categories include: Fine Art, Acrylics, Ceramics/Pottery, Graphics, Fiber, Mixed Media, Glass, Oils, Jewelry, Pastels, Leather, Photography, Metal, Sculpture and Wood. It is a juried show and exhibitors may only exhibit their own work. With nearly 150 fine artisans and crafters participating, this 50th celebration is sure to be a festive weekend.
The two day event is held on the beautiful Old Saybrook Town Green, 302 Main Street, Saturday July 27 from 10am-5pm and Sunday July 28, 2013 from 10am-4pm.

Admission and parking are free.


3:00 pm

Westerly Elks Free Family Picnic

Westerly Elks Free Family Picnic; Westerly Elks #678, 1 Dixon Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Westerly Elks FREE Community Family Picnic
Sunday, July 28th 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Free Activities include: Moonwalk, Assorted Games for Children, Face Painting, water balloons & MORE, Drug Awareness, Healthy & Safety information from Local First Responders
Also includes: Burgers, hot dogs, salads, dessert, & juice

Contact Deb Stedman or the lodge for tickets or more information at 401-596-9132

Invite your neighbors, family, co-workers and friends for a fun filled family day

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.

SpecialTea Ice Cream Social Event

Celebrations Gallery & Shoppes, 330 Pomfret St., Pomfret Center, CT , 06259

Special-Tea Ice Cream Social Events feature freshly brewed iced teas, award-winning TEA-RRIFIC tea-infused ice cream, and the perfect sweet treat accompaniments. Reservations recommended. $14 adult/$10 child; 860-928-5492.

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.


4:00 pm

Four Seasons Plus Summer Concert

Emmanuel Church, 50 Emmanuel Church Road, Killingworth, CT

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

6:00 pm

The Larry Stevens Band

MAdison Green, , Madison, CT

Bring blankets and chairs.

4:30 pm

1917 Jazz Band

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

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

City Pier, City Pier, New London, CT , 06320

free concert; bring chair, picnic, blanket.


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.

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.


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.

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.

7:00 pm

King of Beasts: Aesop's Fables

King of Beasts: Aesop's Fables; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) announces the production of the musical, King of Beasts: Aesop’s Fables written and directed by Bob Gautreau and produced by Stephanie LaPointe, and Camilla Ross. Come see the traditional fables sung and told in a new way! The cast includes Joe Amato, Kendra Blomstedt, Joe Caruso, Jane Coates, Manny Goode, Shemuel Goode, Jalene Johnson, Anabel Makover, Claire McCarthy, Shareese Robinson, Gary Robinson, Faith Oliver, Ciarra Rollins, Nichelle Rollins, Camilla Ross, and Genesis Williams. A show for the whole family!
Tickets are available online at our website www.emersontheatercollaborative.org and by calling (860)705-9711. Limited Tickets are also available at The Mystic Information Center for a 10% discount.

7:00 pm

Ricky Nelson Remembered

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

Tickets start at $55.00.

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