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August 4

A total of 33 events have been found.

4:00 pm

Piano Celebrates 100th Birthday, Aug. 4, Chester

The Home of Lary Bloom, , Chester, CT

4-6:30 p.m., celebrate the 100th birthday of a Mason & Hamlin baby grand piano; a fundraiser for the CBSRZ synagogue; sponsor the event by purchasing $50 or $100 tickets; (860) 526-8920.

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.

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 Bozrah, Franklin and Hopkinton residents. Must provide proof of address. For more information call 1(800)411-9671

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.

Community

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, Aug. 4, Niantic

American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

8-11 a.m., $7 adults; $3 children under 10; (860) 739-2107.

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, first Sunday, Niantic

American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

8-11 a.m., $7 adults; $3 children under 10; held the first Sunday of each month; (860) 739-2107.

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.

8:00 am

Community First Sunday Breakfast Buffet

The American Legion Squad 113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT

$6; $3 children under 10. Benefits veterans and community programs.

5:00 pm

Looking Out for Taxpayers

Copperwood Grill, 24 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT , 06320

LOT FUNDRAISER
Looking Out for Taxpayers hosts on Sunday, August 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 at the COPPERWOOD GRILL, 24 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London. Eat, drink, talk politics.

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.
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.

Education/Lectures

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.

Fairs/Festivals

9:00 am

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.

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

8:00 am

47th Annual Belltown Vintage Motorcar Meet

Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, Off Rte. 151 (follow signs to Haddam Neck), East Hampton, CT , 06424

Enjoy seeing and talking about a wide variety of antique cars and trucks built from the dawn of the motoring age through 1971 - everything from Brass-era antiques, Model A's and pre-war Classics to 50's favorites, sports & imports, pick-ups and muscle cars. Better yet, drive your own special interest vehicle to the show and be part of the fun (show car admission only $5.00 and includes occupants). Stock, unmodified vehicles 1900-1971 will be classified and judged (beginning at noon); trophies at 3 p.m. Display parking for 1972-1982 models and modified cars/hot rods (not judged). Show also includes a flea market catering to the old car hobby and a car corral. Refreshments available. Always held the first Sunday in August, rain or shine (field conditions permitting). Free spectator parking.

Kids/Family

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.

1:00 pm

Family Fun Day/Ice Cream Social

St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Pond Hil Road, North Haven, CT

Tickets: $3 (free for children under two).

Misc. Events

Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions; Mitchell Farm, 300 East Haddam Road (Rt 82), Salem, CT , 06420

Herrmanns’ Original Lipizzan Stallions will once again visit Mitchell Farm on Route 82 in Salem on Aug. 3 and 4. Visitors will meet the stallions, learn their story and see these flying white Lipizzans perform the rare and beautiful Airs Above the Ground Mounted as seen in Walt Disney’s “Miracle of the White Stallions.”
Show times are 3 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 seniors and ages 6-12. Tickets are discounted $3 each if purchased in adavance at www.hlipizzans.com.
A portion art of the proceeds from this event go to the retired horses at Mitchell Farm’s Equine Retirement sanctuary.

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.

Music

6:00 pm

Orange Crush

Madison Green, , Madison, CT

Bring blankets and chairs.

6:30 pm

California Dreamers 'Flower Power' Concert

Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

Nature/Outdoors

12:00 pm

Close Encounter Sundays

Close Encounter Sundays; Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

Close Encounter Sundays at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center features a 30-minute private program with an educator who will introduce you to one of our ambassador birds of prey and tell you about their life and care at the Nature Center. Get up close and learn more about the species. Our reptiles like to show off as well, so save time to slither with a snake or race a turtle. Sunday afternoons in August on August 4, 11 & 18. Available time slots during 12 to 4 p.m. $40 for non-members and $30 for members. (Price includes a private program for up to a family of four people, but does not include paid admission cost.) Reservations required. Call the Nature Center at 860.536.1216.

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.

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 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.

Stage/Theater

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

Paul Barerre and Fred Tackett of Little Feat

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

Tickets start at $45.

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