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Art Exhibits/Openings

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

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.

6:00 pm

Artists Joanne McCarty and Sister Joan Bernard

Simply Pearls at the Shops at Water's Edge, 1587 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

Part of the Thursday Tea with Artists series.

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.

11:00 am

Art Exhibition - Aleta Gudelski & Katherine Simmons- Art Gallery at the Mill House

Art Exhibition - Aleta Gudelski & Katherine Simmons- Art Gallery at the Mill House; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

Painting is Aleta’s interior response to the world around her. She is driven, sometimes with passion, sometimes with deep concern, by the beauty and power of the created world and its effect on man. Her work continues to be a journey of letting go, of selecting the significant and suppressing the non-essential, of seeking an expression of truth and vitality in her images.
corner, giving a serene focus to each piece.

Author Events

6:30 pm

Author Todd Gipstein, Aug. 1, Groton

Author Todd Gipstein, Aug. 1, Groton; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

6:30 p.m., local author Todd Gipstein gives an illustrated talk on his new book, Magician’s Choice. This historical fiction novel follows the story of a young magician coming of age in the 1930’s and 1940’s and features local attractions such as the Garde Theater, Crocker House, Dutch Tavern and Ocean Beach in New London. This presentation is part of the Connecticut Author’s Trail.


7:30 pm

Square Dance, Aug. 1, N.Franklin

Blue Slope Country Museum, 138 Blue Hill Road, North Franklin, CT

7:30-10:30 p.m., for square dance enthusiasts who are unable to attend the regular Friday night dances; singles, couples, families young and old; Square and Lines with Joe LoPresti & His Country Friends; $6 pp over age 4; $25 per family; hoedown held in the Bank Barn; refreshments.

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.

5:00 pm

Outdoor Pickleball, Thursdays, Niantic

Bridebrook Park, 221 W. Main St., Niantic, CT

5-7 p.m., sponsored by East Lyme Senior Center; $1; call if interested (860) 739-5859.

7:15 am

Little Italy, Aug. 1

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

7:15 a.m., departing; a trip to Little Italy in Bronx, New York; enjoy a guided tour to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, then to an Italian bakery and to the Italian market on Arthur Avenue; enjoy a lunch included at Ann and Tony's; $89; call to register (860) 739-5859.

5:00 pm

Bingo at the RAFA, every Thursday, N.London

Retired Armed Forces Association, 135 Garfield Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

5-11 p.m., open to the public; $8 minimum package; (860) 447-0055.

10:30 am

Chair Yoga, Thursdays, O. Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:30 a.m., instructed by Rachel Baer of Yoga Keep Me Fit; $5 per class; (860) 859-7217.

9:00 am

Walking Program, Tues.&Thurs., E.Lyme

Hole in The Wall Beach, Baptist Lane, Niantic, CT

9 a.m., sponsored by The East Lyme Senior Center; Tuesdays and Thursdays; free; (860) 739-5859.

1:00 pm

Blood Drive

Chester Village West, 317 West Main Street, Chester, CT

7:00 pm

Adult Children of Alcoholics - Thursdays

Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, CT

Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings

11:30 am

New London Rotary Club

Tony D's Restaurant, 92 Huntington Ave., New London, CT

weekly meeting

6:15 am

2013 Norwich Rec Runs, July 11-Aug. 22, Norwich

Mohegan Park Center, 75 Mohegan Road, Norwich, CT

Thursdays; 6:15 p.m., group stretching and warm-up; 6:30 p.m, 1/2-mile run (children under 6 years must be accompanied by adult); 6:45 p.m., 1-mile run (children under 6 years must be accompanied by adult); 7 p.m., 3-mile run, a timed event (children under 12 years must be accompanied by adult); sponsored by the Norwich Recreation Department in cooperation with the Mohegan Striders; (860) 886-4862.

9:30 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Thursdays

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9:30-11:30 a.m., line dancing;
noon-3 p.m., dominos;
(860) 599-3285.

** Last Thursday of each month:
11:30 a.m., Book/E-reader Club with light lunch.

10:00 am

La Leche League of Southeastern CT, every Thurs., Waterford

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

every Thurs.

1:30 pm

Pilates/Strength, Thursdays, O.Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

1:30 p.m., increase overall body strength and enhance core stability; all ages & levels; $5 per class; bring a floor mat and hand weights; call to register (860) 227-9117.

Classic Car Night, July 4 & Aug. 1, N. London

New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT

5-8 p.m., New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London; open to classic vehicles vintage 1972 or earlier; (860) 442-0325.

5:30 pm

OCD Support Group

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT

860-575-9593 for information or questions.

4:00 pm

Farmers Market

Salem Community Park, 89 Norwich Road, Salem, CT

11:00 am

Heritage Walking Tour

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

guided tour of Stonington Village sponsored by Stonington Historical Society; $10, $5 under age 18; (860) 535-8445.

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.

10:00 am

Girl Scouts of CT Summer Library Program

Girl Scouts of CT Summer Library Program; Atwater Library, 1720 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT , 06471

SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM-Dig into Reading and Nature
Come to all three weeks and earn a Girl Scout patch!

Smith Library- Thursdays from 10 a.m. -11 a.m.
July 11, Dig Dirt – make your own worm farm
July 18 Digging for Dinos & Fossils
July 25 Burrowing Owls- *Movie to follow
Atwater Library-Thursdays
July 25 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. Burrowing Owls
August 1 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Dig Dirt-make your own worm farm
August 8 10- a.m.-11 a.m. Digging for Dinos & Fossils

Register for Summer Library/ Girl Scout Program

Please contact: Anita M. Silvestro,
Membership & Marketing Manager
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
20 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 239-2922

12:00 pm

The Connecticut Schooner Festival

Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London, CT

Schooner race in waters off Ocean Beach Park and a series of land-based events in New London and at Mystic Seaport; starts at Mystic Seaport and moves to New London over 4-day period; www.ctschoonerfest.com; through Sept. 15; schoonerfest.com.

7:30 pm

Nar-anon Family Group, Thursdays, Groton

Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT

7:30 p.m., 12-step support group for friends and families of addicts; held Thursdays; (860) 303-9677.


7:00 pm

Food Allergy Support Group

Food Allergy Support Group; Women's Family and Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, , 06437

Support Group for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies.

Tapping into Pequot History

Tapping into Pequot History; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, June 27-Aug. 31, 11 am-3 pm
Tapping into Pequot History
We are excited to offer our first electronic tablet explorations of Museum exhibits. Try using one of the iPads to explore more of the histories of the Mashantucket Pequot community in the Reservation Period Gallery. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. This is a special event in commemoration of the Pequot Museum’s 15th anniversary.


4:00 pm

North Branford Potato and Corn Festival

Augur Property, Route 22, North Branford, CT

Parking: $5/$10 on-site; free shuttles from Stanley T. Williams School and North Branford Intermediate School.


10:30 am

Stories at Eastern Point Beach

Eastern Point Beach, Beach Pond Rd., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library will be sending our special library reader to Eastern Point Beach in Groton at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Look for the Story Time umbrella and soak up the sun and a few good books this summer. All are welcome, but stories are geared toward our younger beachgoers. Sun Sand and Stories begins July 11 and runs through August 8. NOTE - BEACH PASS IS REQURED FOR ENTRANCE TO THE BEACH.

11:00 am

Wee Jamboree

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Strap on your dancing shoes! Kids and their caregivers are invited to sing and dance to their favorite songs and enjoy a story or two. Guest guitar player Mike Conroy adds to the fun during this drop-in sing-along. Siblings welcome! For ages 2 – 3.

6:30 pm

Two Cat Band

Acton Public library, 60 Old Boston Road, Old Saybrook, , 06475

The Band features Mike Michaels and Phil Rosenthal. Make your own musical instrument and sing, dance, jump, and hop to the music and songs of the Two Cat Band.

10:15 am

Little Sprouts

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

program featuring books, rhymes, and creative play! This summer we will explore animals, bugs, dinosaurs, construction and more! For ages newborns – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required. no gathering July 4.

10:00 am

WOW Animal Program

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

“Wild Over Wildlife” will bring a variety of critters to touch as they learn about them from educator Heather Rorke. Most appropriate for preschoolers but open to all ages with an adult.

3:00 pm

Art Antics

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

art for children ; supplies provided; free; (8600 447-1411.

6:30 pm

"Puzzle Over Books"

Acton Public library, 60 Old Boston Road, Old saybrook, CT , 06475

Children, ages 8 and up, will select a favorite book. Each week, using a subject from the book, the children will create a pin or a window hanger out of the jigsaw puzzle pieces. The dates will start on Thursday, July 11, and continue for the next three Thursday evenings (July 18, 25 and August 1).

Misc. Events

6:30 pm

Dolph LeMoult, Acrylic Demo

Memorial Town Hall, , Madison, CT

Nominal donation.

9:30 am

East Lyme-Waterford Newcomers Club

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT , 06357

Women welcome from East Lyme, Waterford and surrounding areas. Group meets first Thursday of every month (Sept.through June) at Niantic Community Church (170 Pennsylvania Ave. Niantic) (basement door) from 9:30am to 11:00am. Monthly meetings are a time to socialize with other women and learn about our many monthly activities which include book group, ladies night out, morning and evening cards, and couples dinner group.

7:00 pm

Kirtan with Andrew and Jamie

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

Join Andrew and Jamie in celebrating the divine within. Kirtan is an ancient tradition of call-and-response chanting, which uses the musical repetition of sacred sounds, known as mantras, to still the mind and awaken the spirit. Together we will explore the beauty of devotion -- to ourselves, to each other, to the divine. If you've tried quiet sitting meditation but found it difficult or uncomfortable, kirtan may be just the remedy for you! By repeating the mantras together in a communal setting we are able to achieve the same peace and clarity that all other mindfulness practices offer, but in a less structured, more joyous way.

7:00 pm

Bill Schley, The UnStoppables

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

Registration required.


8:00 pm

Blues on the Rocks

Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT

9:00 pm

DPI Jazz Trio

Captain Daniel Packer Inne, 32 Water St., Mystic, CT

5:30 pm

Thursdays on the Dock

Thursdays on the Dock; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Reduced admission of $5, CRM members free. Cash bar and light snacks. Each week features different Connecticut musicians.
Aug 1: Tom Briggs & Andy Sherwood
Aug 8: Dan Stevens
Aug 15: Geoff Kaufman
Aug 22: Rick Spencer & Joseph Morneault
Aug 29: Danny Quinn

7:00 pm

Sounds of a Summer Evening

Pation of the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

Reservations required.

8:00 pm

Mystic Contra Dance

Mystic Contra Dance; Frohsinn Hall, 39 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT , 06355

Sat. May 25 and every 4th Saturday. Singles and Beginners welcome! The Mystic Contra Dance is informal and fun—live music, and the caller teaches every dance. You can learn the basic moves in fifteen minutes! Beginner lesson at 7:45. It's quite aerobic, so wear cool clothing and comfortable soft-soled shoes. Every 4th Saturday in Mystic. Look for Mystic Contra Dance on Facebook.

Editor's Pick

12:00 pm

Sue Menhart

Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

part of The Day's afternoon lunch break series; can be viewed at www.theday.com; free.


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.


Eugene O'Neill Theater, 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford, CT , 06385

part of the Cabaret Conference; $35, $28 members; (860) 443-1238.

7:30 pm

Pure Prairie League

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

Tickets start at $50.

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