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A total of 46 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.

11:00 am

Patt Baldino & Del-Bourree Bach Exhibition

Patt Baldino & Del-Bourree Bach Exhibition; Art Gallery at the Mill House , 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

Patt is a gifted artist whose award winning works have been widely exhibited throughout the US. Dramatic oil still life and cityscape paintings reflect her impressive technical skills and keen eye for composition. A pinpoint of light on a glass or the play of shadows in her rich palette invites us to explore her work in greater depth.
Del is known for his striking and almost tactile depictions of man and nature. Although many are inspired by the sea and the life in and around it, he enjoys painting many subjects from rural farms to western vistas to city sidewalks. His paintings invite viewers to enter into the scene and challenge them to create their own stories. Primarily a studio painter, he works mainly in acrylic, but occasionally enjoys transparent watercolor.

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.

10:00 am

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06320

Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan through June 5, 2014. The exhibit looks at how whaling, —its myths and reality, risk and reward, —left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

9:00 am

Connecticut College Art Faculty Exhibition

Connecticut College, Cummings Arts Center, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Department of Art presents two unique exhibitions by two of the department’s newest faculty members, Assistant Professors of Art Nadav Assor and Chris Barnard. The captivating new show comprises Assor’s “Ruins of the Map” and Barnard’s “Engagement Party.” There will be an artist reception open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m., with an artist talk in the galleries from 4:15 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the art department at 860-439-2740.

Author Events

7:00 pm

Stephen Jimenez, "The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard"

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

The Book of Matt is a provocative and spellbinding examination of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard - unraveling for the first time the hidden complexities, motives, personalities and events surrounding this landmark American crime.

Community

7:00 pm

Work and Learn Class, Aug. 20, N.London

Huntington Street Baptist Church, 29 Huntington St., New London, CT

7 p.m., Keys and Steps to Personal and Professional Success; Tuesday nights for 13 weeks; (860) 501-9675.

7:00 pm

How to Pseudonymously Self-Publish an Award-Winning Novel, Oct. 1, E.Lyme

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

J. Jeffrey,also known as Andrew Pessin, professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, will discuss his newest work of fiction, "Second Daughter"; free; call to register (860) 739-6926.

5:30 pm

OCD Support Group

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

860-575-9593 for information or questions.

11:00 am

Flu Shot Clinic

Walmart, 665 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

6:00 pm

Homebuyer Seminar

Goldy's Restaurant, 566 Colman St, New London, CT , 06320

learn financial aspects of purchasing a new home including credit scores, the mortgage process, and home buying tips; free; (860) 444-0650.

9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Tuesdays

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

9-10 a.m., strength & balance;
10:30-11:30 a.m., Body, Mind & Spirit;
11-11:15 a.m., chair dancing;
11:30 a.m.-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
(860) 599-3285.

2:00 pm

Bereavement Support Group, 1st Tues., Essex

Essex Library, 33 West Ave., Essex, CT

2 p.m., leadership provided by Middlesex Hospital Hospice volunteer Rev. John Talbott; group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month; free and open to all; (860) 767-1560.

5:00 pm

Food pantry at Assembly of Hope Church

Assembly of Hope Church , 6 Liberty Way , Niantic, CT

Assembly of Hope Church, located at 6 Liberty Way in Niantic, partners with the Harvest Food Program in this area. In partnership with that program Assembly of Hope receives donated food items from two local restaurants. These items are frozen and are distributed to people in the community. Food items vary from week to week, but could include chicken, beef, soups, vegetables and fruit.
Pantry hours of food distribution 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday and 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information concerning the pantry or church, call Pastor Joel Rivera at (860) 857-7373.

12:00 pm

Wii Bowling and Cards

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

for seniors; free; (860) 859-1164.

2:00 pm

Knitters Circle, Tuesdays, Colchester

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

2-4 p.m., free; (860) 537-5752.

9:30 am

Scarecrow Festival, Sept. 28, Preston

Preston City Congregational Church, 321 Connecticut 164, Preston, CT

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., vendors, food, activities and more; free admission; (860) 889-0238.

6:00 am

Essay/Art Contest for ages 6 to 26

Essay/Art Contest for ages 6 to 26; Community Prison Awareness & Prevention Gathering, 3 Garvin Street, New London, , 06320

Topic "What am I doing to prevent crime in my community? Essay must be under two pages and can be typed, written or drawn. Deadline October 11th. Include your name, age, and contact information. Prizes for best entries! Mail to Shiloh Baptist Church Attn: Prison Ministry, 1 Garvin Street, New London, CT.
06320

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-anon

United Congregational Church, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, CT

park in the back.

7:30 am

Mindful Meditation

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London, CT

also 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wed.; donations; (860) 535-0339.

St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1830 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

Sally Brown presents and discusses her quilted pieces which are created using photographs printed on cloth, hand embroidery and embellishments; all welcome; chuhtala@sbcglobal.net

2:30 pm

Caregiver's Support Group, 1st Tuesday, Jewett City

Griswold Senior Center, 22 Soule St., Jewett City, CT

2:30-4 p.m., meets the 1st Tuesday of each month; facilitated by Senior Resources, Agency on Aging; (860) 376-2604.

6:30 pm

History of the Lighthouse, May 15, Ston.

Woolworth Library, 40 Palmer St., Stonington, CT

Old Lighthouse Restoration Program — 6:30 p.m., Woolworth Library, 40 Palmer St., Stonington; public meeting to view various options presented by architects Matthew Oudens and Conrad Ello and offer input; free; (860) 535-8445 ext. 10.

9:00 am

E-Books and Your E-Reader, Mon/Tues/Friday, E.Lyme

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

Mondays, 5-9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon
Greg Rice will demonstrate use of the library's e-books; bring e-readers and questions; call to register for one-on-one help session; (860) 739-6926.

It's Your Life, Live it Well Workshop, Sept/Oct, Norwich

Backus Technology Center, 11 Stott Ave., Norwich, CT

12-3 p.m., 6-week Live Well Workshop for people with ongoing health conditions like diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, pain and anxiety; free; (860) 887-3561.

Senior Zumba Gold, E.Lyme

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

3-4 p.m., $48; $53, non-residents; call to register (860) 739-5859.

Tuesdays & Thursdays - Sept 3-Oct. 10

11:30 am

Flu Vaccine Clinic

St. Margaret’s Church, 39 Academy Street, Madison, CT

5:30 pm

Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, N.London

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

5:30-6:30 p.m., the foundation tools and understanding necessary to draw successfully. Each class will build on the previous class through simple, effective drawing exercises, in-class drawing projects and exercises for your own home study; for adults 16 and up; instructed by Cindy Samul; (860) 447-1411.

Education/Lectures

5:00 pm

Smoking Cessation Class - No Smoking Class

VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

Become a non-smoker for good! VNA Community Healthcare’s Smoking Cessation Class has proven results. The class starts on September 24 for 8 weeks every Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Rd.

Only $40 for the series (made possible by the Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant, CT Dept. of Health). Call 203.458.4351 to register.
More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org.

Kids/Family

10:00 am

Falling Leaves Storytime

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

Songs, rhymes, crafts, and –as always – the very best in children’s picture books! September book selections will reflect our “One World, Many Stories” theme. Adults are asked to wait in the Children’s Department while their children participate in the storytime. Space is limited; registration opens August 26th. For ages 3 – 5. This free program is made possible by a grant from People’s United Bank.

5:30 pm

Pajama Storytime

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

story and craft; free; (860) 859-1130.

5:30 pm

Pajama Storytime

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

story and craft; free; (860) 859-1130.

6:00 pm

Chess Club

Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Chess Club at Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St. Westerly, meets every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 in the Terrace Room. The club is open to all levels and experience. Chess sets and boards provided. The program is free and open to the public.

Misc. Events

7:00 pm

'Remembering Gad Asher'

Atwater Memorial Library, 1720 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT

11:00 am

Stronger Seniors

North Branford Senior Center, 1675 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT

Starting September 24 and running for 10 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m., VNA Community Healthcare hosts this unique exercise class designed for seniors who are at risk for falling at the North Branford Senior Center, 1675 Foxon Rd. Led by a physical therapist, exercises can be done in a chair and to increase muscle strength and balance. Cost is only $10 for the series due to funding by the Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation and the CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention at Yale University School of Medicine through the Aging Services Division of the CT DSS. Call 203.458.4351 to register.

10:30 am

Parkinson's Exercise Group

VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

VNA Community Healthcare hosts a unique and beneficial exercise program for those living with Parkinson’s Disease every Tuesdays and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – noon. The class is held at their 753 Boston Post Road location in Guilford.

Cost is only $6 a class due to community donations and support from the M.J. Petretto Foundation.

Call 203.458.4351 to register. More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org.

9:00 am

Exercise to Prevent Falls

VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

Starting September 17 for 12 weeks on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. VNA Community Healthcare hosts this specially designed exercise program for those 50 and older who are at risk for falls. Participants will increase muscle strength, and improve flexibility, gait and balance. Cost is $85 for session. Call 203.458.4351 to register. More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org or call 203.458.4351.

9:00 am

Tai Chi for Better Balance

VNA Community Healthcare, 2319 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

VNA Community Healthcare hosts a 12 week Tai Chi program at VNA Community Healthcare, 2319 Whitney Avenue, on Tuesdays and Fridays starting September 17, to help keep your joints healthy, improve balance and mobility. Advanced class is 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.; beginner class is 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

$25 for residents, $35 for nonresidents due to funding by the CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention at Yale University School of Medicine through the Aging Services Division of the CT DSS.

Call 203.458.4351 to register. More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org

2:00 pm

Tri-Fitness

Miller Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT

Starting on September 19, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Miller Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave, VNA Community Healthcare will be hosting an 12-week exercise class that combines Tai Chi, strengthening and light cardio. Results will be measured.

Supported by the Town of Hamden, $25 for residents.

Call 203.458.4351 to register. More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org

6:00 pm

Chess Club

Westerly Library, 44 Broad St. , Westerly, RI , 02891

Chess Club at Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays on the second floor of the library, The club is open to all levels and experience. Chess sets and boards will be provided. The program is free and open to the public.

6:00 pm

Weekly Chess Club

Weekly Chess Club; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St, Westerly, RI , 02891

Westerly Library is hosting a weekly chess club!
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.

Music

7:00 pm

Celtic Revival

Celtic Revival; Mount Carmel Christian Church, 5100 Ridge Road, North Haven, CT , 06473

Community Event

Celtic Revival! ECMA nominees, The SKY Family, will be performing their high energy Celtic dance and Gospel production: Celtic Revival!
Delighting audiences from coast to coast across the U.S. and Canada, the SKY Family is Eastern Canada's premier Irish Dance production. Fast-paced fiddle music and high-energy Irish dance combined with humor and inspiration makes a joy filled, toe-tapping time for the whole family!
Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for children.
Where: Mount Carmel Christian Church
1500 Ridge Road (near Mt. Carmel Avenue)
North Haven, CT 06473
When: Tuesday, October 1st 7:00PM
Information: www.mountcarmelchristian.com

8:00 pm

James Harris

Harp & Hound, 4 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

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.

Nature/Outdoors

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

Foliage Cruises on the Connecticut River

Foliage Cruises on the Connecticut River; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Sail into Fall! Board the historic schooner Mary E at the Connecticut River Museum in beautiful Essex, CT and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the river while taking in the fall foliage. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and BYOB. Sails leave daily (excluding Wednesdays) at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00, and include museum admission. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 860-767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation. Through October 31st.

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