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August 11

A total of 39 events have been found.

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.

7:00 pm

East Lyme Regional Theater Presents "Once On This Island"

East Lyme Regional Theater Presents East Lyme High School in the Mary Broderick Auditorium, 30 Chesterfield Rd , East Lyme, CT

‘Once On This Island’ — 7 p.m., East Lyme High School, Chesterfield Road, East Lyme; EL Regional Theater stages this musical set on a Caribbean island; through Sun.; $15, $10 students, seniors; $5 children 5 and under; eastlymeregionaltheater.com, (860) 739-5828.
Tickets are available at the East Lyme Park & Rec office (860) 739-5828 and at Cafe Sol in Downtown Niantic and at the door.

1:00 pm

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

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

Meet Aleta and Kathy on Sun, Aug 11, 1 - 4 pm and find out more about how they create their land and seascapes. Wander through Chester’s shops, galleries, and restaurants and stop at Leif Nilsson’s Spring Street Gallery around the corner where you can view his paintings and garden. The inspiration for many of his paintings, his garden will be filled with tunes starting at 2 pm.

1:00 pm

Reception for Aleta Gudelski and Katherine Simmons

ARt Gallery at the Mill House, 5 W. Main STreet, Chester, CT

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.

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 Sprague and Lisbon residents. Must provide proof of address. For more information call 1(800)411-9671

Author Events

4:00 pm

Meet Young Adult Author Michael Beil in Colchester

Meet Young Adult Author Michael Beil in Colchester; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Don't miss your chance to meet Young Adult author Michael Beil, appearing at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, on Sunday, August 11from 4 - 6 PM!
Beil is the author of the Edgar-nominated Red Blazer Girls mystery series, including The Secret Cellar, The Mistaken Masterpiece, and The Vanishing Violin. He also wrote Summer at Forsaken Lake, a mystery surrounding the Seaweed Strangler. Beil will be reading and participating in a Q & A session. Bring the whole family! Free refreshments will be served.


10:00 am

CircleMint Children's Consignment Sale

American Legion, 43 Bradley Road, Madison, CT

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

Historic Downtown Mystic, Gravel Street, Mystic, CT

The 56h Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival will be held August 10-11, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday

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

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

Super Dog Adoption Day

Inskip Auto Mall, Rt. 2 and Rt. 117 intersection, Warwick,, RI

Join us at the Super Dog Adoption Day this Sunday presented by AlwaysAdopt.com. It will be this coming Sunday, August 11th at the Inskip Auto Mall in Warwick, RI. More than 250 dogs will be onsite that day for you to meet. Admission is free. Check out our website to view the adoptable dogs or find us on Facebook. Bring the whole family.

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

GodFest 2013

GodFest 2013; Branford Town Green, Branford Center, Branford, CT

This spirited summertime song festival is a free event featuring the musical talent from several local churches. A prayer tent will be available for us to pray with or for you if you desire. Bring along a snack and a chair or blanket so you can sit back, relax and enjoy!


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.


12:00 pm

Shoreline Jewish Festival

Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT

9:00 am

Craft Show

Craft Show; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Stroll & View 30 Juried Crafters including Jewelry, Pottery, Textiles, Vintage Linens, Wooden Wares and American Girl Clothing. Food Concession includes Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Goods & Beverages. Visit us at the corner of Church St. & Willow St. behind the Mystic Post Office.

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

Shoreline Wine Festival

Bishop's Orchards Farm Market and Winery, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

Tickets: $30 ($25 before Aug. 6; $10 for designated drivers).

9:00 am

Craft Show First United Methodist Church

Craft Show First United Methodist Church; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Stroll & View 30 Juried Crafters including Jewelry, Pottery, Textiles, Vintage Linens, Wooden Wares and American Girl Clothing. Food Concession includes Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Goods & Beverages. Visit us at the corner of Church St. & Willow St. behind the Mystic Post Office.

6:00 pm

Waterford Week Trivia Night

Waterford Week Trivia Night; Filomena's Cafe, Utopia Center 262 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Trivia night featuring TriviAcademy, Sunday, August 11th. Filomina's Cafe in Waterford. 6PM to 8PM. Appetizers, and prizes for best teams. Proceeds to benefit Waterford's seniors and youth. Call 860-235-8446 for tickets or information.

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.

5:00 pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra; Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT , 06437

Enjoy this gentle, non physical, meditative and relaxing class with Betty Hamilton of Hypnosis for Health, LLC. Call 203-804-8897 to reserve your spot, or just drop in!! $10.00


La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Families are invited to hear Sweet Beats Family Music from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at the La Grua Center in Stonington. Teachers and performers, Eleanor Robinson and Casey Marsh, incorporate song, dance, play, creativity and imagination while strumming a ukulele, banjo, mandolin, or guitar. The two will harmonize to songs from Robinson’s newly released CDs, “Daffodil and Chug-a-Choo” and “Iron Horse.”
Robinson has taught children’s music classes for over a decade and assembled a collection of her greatest hits from those classes. Marsh is in college studying music education and music therapy.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.
La Grua Center is located at 32 Water St. in Stonington Village and can be reached at (860) 535-2300.

6:00 pm

Tracy Walton

Madison Green, , Madison, CT

Bring blankets and chairs.

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT


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.

7:00 am

New Haven Bird Club Walk

Menunketesuck Flats and Salt Meadow Unit, , Westbrook, CT

Meet at Dunkin Donuts, Rte. 1 and Seaside Ave.

4:00 pm


Lawn of the General William Hart House, 350 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Players and spectators welcome.

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

“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.

2:00 pm


The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

2 and 7:30 p.m. Wed. and 2 p.m. Sun.; through Sept. 1; $40, $35 seniors, $20 students; $15 children

6:00 pm

Opera Theater of CT: Verdi’s Rigoletto

Andrews Memorial Theater, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

7:00 pm

Marty Balin

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

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