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October 6

A total of 58 events have been found.

Downtown Mystic, , Mystic,

An “invasion” of Mystic starts at noon and residents and visitors are forewarned, yet encouraged to attend. Pirates plan to plunder the downtown area after they land at Mystic River Park at noon. And by plunder, organizers mean pirate talk and ruffled shirts.
There will be a scavenger hunt, balloon creations, face painting and more, most at Mystic River Park. Costumes are recommended.
In addition, there will be “kidnappings” of some local officials. They will be ransomed and proceeds will be going to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation to kick-start Mystic’s October Paint the Town Pink campaign.
For information call Stephanie Marshall at (860) 961-5645.

Art Exhibits/Openings

12:00 pm

Barry Andrew Collins Exhibits at Six Summit Gallery's "IN THE PINK: Men and Women" show

Barry Andrew Collins Exhibits at Six Summit Gallery's Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

"Saved by Jo from Credit Union Judgment Day" will be presented by Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT as part of its current exhibit, "IN THE PINK: Men and Women". Via production locus of post modern abstraction painting, art work, and digital photography, Mr. Collins elaborates the allure and arrest of the static image as continual dialog between artist and society. Collins has shown widely in Connecticut both solo and in group; he is found at www.barryandrewcollins.me. The show runs from October 4-30; it benefits the Dana Farber Lawrence and Memorial Cancer Center. It is juried by Cathy Malloy, the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Chief Executive Officer; NC Whitcher, multiple award-winning artist and President of Connecticut Women Artists; and Pamela Barr, New York art historian and editor.

1:30 pm

Art Bra New Haven

Art Bra New Haven; Omni Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT , 06510

Art Bra will hold its 3rd annual live runway auction of art bras and fine artwork to benefit under- and uninsured patients at the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Attendees can take part in both the live and silent auction. WNPR's Bruce Barber will be MC/Auctioneer. The auction, both runway and silent, features bras which survivors transform into fine art objects. Ellen Matloff, Director of the Yale Cancer Center Genetics Counseling Center, is being honored. She prevailed as the lead plaintiff in the Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case, recently before the US Supreme Court, which unanimously decided to void patents on BRCA genes.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Embedded

City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT

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.

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.

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.

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

Native New England Now

Native New England Now; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Native New England Now: Celebrating Six Years of NEFA’s Native Arts Program
The Pequot Museum and the New England Foundation for the Arts present Native New England Now, an exhibit highlighting the work of regional Native artists with additional pieces from the Museum’s collection. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.

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.

12:00 pm

Artist exhibition

The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Arts at the Branford House Mansion. University of Connecticut at Avery Point Campus., 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Antonio Nuñez: Latin Network for the Visual Arts 2013 Artist of the Year – printing, assemblage and collage by Cuban artist.through Oct. 27; (860)405-9052; www.lnva.us.

Auditions

7:00 pm

Local Auditions for Season 5 at Playhouse on Park

Local Auditions for Season 5 at Playhouse on Park; Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT , 06119

Attention all CT actors! Local auditions will be held on October 6th and 7th from 7pm to 10pm at Playhouse on Park for the 2013-2014 season. Playhouse on Park in located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT. Auditions are open to AEA and non-AEA performers. All roles are paid. Each show rehearses for 3 ½ weeks prior to opening. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Auditions are by appointment only, and will be scheduled in five minute increments. Please prepare either 2 contrasting monologues or a monologue and a song (an accompanist will be provided), and bring a headshot and resume. For further information and individual character breakdowns, visit www.playhouseonpark.org. To schedule an audition, call 860-523-5900 x10.

Author Events

3:00 pm

Arts & Cultural Festival at the JCC Shoreline: Liliane Willens, Stateless in Shanghai

Arts & Cultural Festival at the JCC Shoreline: Liliane Willens, Stateless in Shanghai; Shoreline Office of the Jewish Federation, 705 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT

Dr. Liliane Willens shares her experiences living in China during WWII, the Chinese Civil War and the Communist Takeover. Thepresentation will highlight the three waves of Jewish Migration to China between1845-1941. Reception and book signing to follow. Sponsored by the Shoreline Office of the Jewish Federation and Shoreline Hadassah.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m.
Suggested donation $5.
RSVP or questions: Jill Lesage, Shoreline Program Coordinator,
jwlesage@jewishnewhaven.org or (203)738-0033.

Community

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

4:00 pm

Collegiate Sing-off

Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 E. Main Street, Clinton, CT

Tickets: $20 ($10 for students). Benefits the Clinton Food Pantry.

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

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.

10:00 am

Bulbs for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Natureworks Garden Center, 518 Forest Road, Norhford, CT

Portion of bulb sales benefits After the Storm.

8:00 am

Zumba

Calvary Chapel, 236 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

free; (860) 961-8714.

Jack O’Keefe Memorial Strides Road Race; Camp Harkness, , Waterford, CT , 06320

The Arc New London County and the Cactus Jack Foundation will host the 36th annual Jack O’Keefe Memorial Strides Road Race at Camp Harkness in Waterford on Sunday.
There will be a 5K, 10K, and family fun run, walk and roll.
This fundraiser, open to all ages and abilities, features cash prizes for top male and female finishers in 5K and 10K races, and free T-shirts for the first 500 racers. For children, there will be a free bounce house, balloon artist, face painting, cotton candy and more. Outback Steakhouse, title sponsor since 2004, will provide food for registered participants.
All proceeds benefit The Arc New London County’s Community Life & Advocacy program, which supports full inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities by teaching advocacy skills ranging from speaking up for transportation rights to preventing sexual abuse and domestic violence.
The Strides Road Race is a tribute to Jack O’Keefe Sr., the first recreation director at the former Seaside Regional Center and organizer of the inaugural race in 1978. The race also pays homage to the late George Daly who was Camp Harkness director from 1976-97.
To register for the 10K, 5K or fun run, walk and roll or to become a sponsor, visit TheArcNLC.org.

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.

2:00 pm

Blessing of the Animals

Christ Church, 7 Elm St, Westerly, RI , 02891

The congregation of Christ Church cordially invites the Westerly community to come and join them along with their pets for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, October 6th at 2pm. This service is being held to honor St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of all animals, and to express our love and care for the precious animals in our lives. The service will be held in the church sanctuary with Rev. Christine Purcell presiding and will include a blessing for each animal present. Music will be part of the service and will be led by the Christ Church Choir under the direction of George Kent.

4:00 pm

Waterford Democratic Town Committee Headquarters Grand Opening

Waterford Democratic Town Committee Headquarters Grand Opening; Waterford Democratic Headquarters, Waterfall Shopping Center, 40 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Come celebrate with the Waterford Democratic Town Committee as we officially open our 2013 campaign headquarters.

Meet our candidates for the Nov. 5, 2013 municipal election as well as other special guests.

Suggested contribution: $30 (make checks payable to "Waterford Democratic Town Committee")

If you would like to purchase a full page ($100) or half page ($50) ad in our ad book, please contact Atul Shah (atulforwaterford@gmail.com).

1:00 pm

Friends of the Essex Library Book Sale

Essex Library, 33 Main Street, Essex, CT

Items are half-price on Sunday.

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

12:00 pm

Animal Awareness Day Pet Party

Branford Green, , Branford, CT

Benefits homeless pets.

12:00 pm

Are You "Timed Out"? FREE "Moving from Stress to Energy" Seminar on Oct. 6 at NMCC

Are You North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Road (also Route 79), Madison, , 06443

Do you ever feel there are not enough hours in the day? Are you overwhelmed with tasks and responsibilities?
If you have said yes to any of those questions, you can turn your stress to energy! North Madison Congregational Church will host a workshop, which is Free and open to the public, on stress relief facilitated by Orlene Allen Gallops, M.A., CEAP.
"Moving from Stress to Energy" will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at the North Madison Congregational Church - the “Church at the Circle” - Rts. 78 & 80, North Madison, CT. The public is welcome and invited.
There is no cost to attend the seminar. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend the seminar. Light refreshments will be served.
Register in advance by calling 203-421-3241

4:00 pm

Pet/Owner Look A Like Contest

Branford Green, , Branford, CT

The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter seeking the areas best pet/owner look alikes. Submit your digital photo to dbuffone@branford-ct.gove with your name, your pet's name, phone number, and email address by October 1st.

1st Place will receive prize valued at $100.
2nd Place will receive a basket of pet goodies valued at $50.

Prizes awarded on October 6th.

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

2:00 pm

Blessing of the Animals

Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly, RI

The congregation of Christ Church cordially invites the Westerly community to come and join them along with their pets for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, October 6th at 2pm. This service is being held to honor St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of all animals, and to express our love and care for the precious animals in our lives. The service will be held in the church sanctuary with Rev. Christine Purcell presiding and will include a blessing for each animal present. Music will be part of the service and will be led by the Christ Church Choir under the direction of George Kent. All are welcome to what should be a fun and profound service. Light refreshments will be served on the church lawn following the service.

8:00 pm

Karaoke at The Moose

Karaoke at The Moose; New London Moose Lodge Social Quarters, 72 Central Ave ,, new london, , 06320

come on out for dancing and singing every Sunday @ the New London Moose Club...

3:00 pm

Dr. Liliane Willens, Stateless in Shanghai

Shoreline Office of the Jewish Federation, 705 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

9:00 am

Indoor Yard Sale

VFW Post 189, 110 Garfield Ave, New London, , 06320

Donations are welcome. Table rentals are available for $15.00. We will also be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and baked goods. We will be accepting donations of your gently used items and table reservations until Oct. 1 All proceeds will be donated to various programs supporting our veterans and active duty service members and their families. For more information please call Sheryl at 860-443-7718

Education/Lectures

4:00 pm

Steamboat Travel on the Connecticut

Steamboat Travel on the Connecticut; Chester Meeting House, Goose Hill Road, Chester, CT , 06412

Brenda Milkofsky, Interim Director of the Connecticut River Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the checkered progress of steam navigation on the Connecticut River between 1823 and 1931. During that time, this important improvement in travel transformed American life by connecting people and places through easy, inexpensive and often elegant vessels that reflected constantly changing technology. The talk is part of the lecture series in connection with the Chester Historical Society’s exhibit at Chester Museum at The Mill, "Over the River and Through the Woods," which was partially funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

4:00 pm

Steamboat Travel on the Connecticut

Steamboat Travel on the Connecticut; Chester Meeting House, Goose Hill Road, Chester, CT , 06412

Brenda Milkofsky, Interim Director of the Connecticut River Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the checkered progress of steam navigation on the Connecticut River between 1823 and 1931. During that time, this important improvement in travel transformed American life by connecting people and places through easy, inexpensive and often elegant vessels that reflected constantly changing technology. The talk is part of the lecture series in connection with the Chester Historical Society’s exhibit at Chester Museum at The Mill, "Over the River and Through the Woods," which was partially funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

4:00 pm

Steamboat Travel on the Connecticut

Steamboat Travel on the Connecticut; Chester Meeting House, Goose Hill Road, Chester, CT , 06412

Brenda Milkofsky, Interim Director of the Connecticut River Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the checkered progress of steam navigation on the Connecticut River between 1823 and 1931. During that time, this important improvement in travel transformed American life by connecting people and places through easy, inexpensive and often elegant vessels that reflected constantly changing technology. The talk is part of the lecture series in connection with the Chester Historical Society’s exhibit at Chester Museum at The Mill, "Over the River and Through the Woods," which was partially funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

2:00 pm

The Westerly Historical Society Sunday Lecture Series: Brian Cooper from Early New England Restorers

Babcock-Smith House, 124 Granite Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Brian Cooper from Early New England Restorers will present a talk on the restoration project on the Pendleton-Chapman House of Avondale. His talk and accompanying video & time-lapse photography will cover the origins of the homestead, the deconstruction, and how the timbers are being restored.

2:00 pm

Discussion: 'Should the US Intervene Abroad?'

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

Fairs/Festivals

10:00 am

2013 Hammonassett Festival

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Route 1, Madison, CT

Admission: $5 (free for children under 10). Benefits the Friends of Hammonasset.

8:00 am

Renaissance Faire

Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave. , Norwich, CT , 06360

15th annual Faire is an enchanted recreation of an old-world harvest festival as one might have been during the Middle Ages; jousting, free-flight falconry demonstrations, armored combat, comedy, archery, games of skill, feasting on turkey legs, shopping and more; Sat. and Sun through Oct. 20; $17, $10 ages 7-15, free for ages 6 and under; www.ctfaire.com, (860) 478-5954 for more information.

Kids/Family

10:00 am

2013 Hammonassett Festival

2013 Hammonassett Festival; Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT , 06443

The Friends of Hammonassett together with Liberty Bank presents the fifth Hammonassett Festival celebrating nature and honoring Native American traditions and respect for our environment through native music, dance, hands-on-demonstrations, environmental and museum exhibits. Allan Saunders (Mohegan) will lead a Native American Opening Blessing and Smudging ceremony both days at 10:15 am. Featured performers are Erin Meeches Native Nations Dance and Drumming Troupe, World Atlatl Championships, A Place Called Hope: live raptor shows, and Trout Unlimited to name a few. Vendors showcasing authentic Native crafts, art, jewelry, beadwork, pottery, woodcarvings, flutes, clothing and more available for sale. The event promises to be entertaining and educational for the whole family. No dogs please

12:00 pm

Loftex's Animal Awareness Day Pet party

Loftex's Animal Awareness Day Pet party; Branford Town Green, Branford Town Green, Branford, CT , 06405

Please join Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter & Branford Compassion Club on Sunday, October 6th from 12pm to 5pm for Loftex’s Animal Awareness Day Pet Party on Branford Town Green.
Animal Awareness Day is a fun filled family event with games, contests, raffles, food, blessing of the animals, live music, pet parade, adoption event and other activities. It is a combined fundraising and awareness event to benefit homeless pets.

1:00 pm

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals; The Parade, (across from the train station), New London, CT , 06320

St. James Episcopal Church invites you to bring all dogs, cats, llamas and birds, turtles and fish; all creatures great and small to receive a blessing.

Many believe, certainly cats do, that when a pet receives a blessing, their human owners just seem to behave better.... they take their pets on more interesting walks, they heel better, and they are more generous with the kibbles. Come see if its true!

Misc. Events

4:00 pm

Illustrated Talk: Steam Navigation on the CT River

Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT

12:00 pm

North Haven Trolley Tours

Cultural Center, 27 Broadway, North Haven, CT

noon, 2pm and 5pm

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.

1:00 pm

Hygeia Foundation's Footprints on Our Hearts Walk to Remember

East Shore Park, 350 Woodwardf Ave, New Haven, CT , 06512

The Hygeia Foundation’s third annual Footprints on Our Hearts Walk to Remember will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at East Shore Park in New Haven, Connecticut.
Following a memorial program, we will walk together in remembrance of babies who have gone too soon. We hope that you, your family, and your friends will walk with us. You may register now at hygeiafoundation.dojiggy.com.

Music

3:15 pm

Roslyn Young Memorial Concert: A Baroque Celebration: Talk

First Congregational Church, Madison Green, Madison, CT

Part of the Music at the Meetinghouse series. Tickets: $20 ($10 for students).
Talk: 3:15; Concert: 4 pm

3:00 pm

A Cappella Concert: Take Note!

Mercy Center, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT

Freewill donation. Benefits the Mercy for All Fund.

Nature/Outdoors

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.

9:00 am

The Rocky Neck Heart Walk

Rocky Neck State Park, 275 W Main St (across street), Niantic, CT , 06357

The Rocky Neck Heart Walk will take place on Sunday at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk commencing at 10. The American Heart Association encourages companies, families and friends to create a team, register at www.RockyNeckHeartWalk.org and participate in the 3-mile/5K walk. No minimum donation is required.
This is the 23rd year of this event in southeastern Connecticut. The event will be chaired by Mohegan Sun’s Vice President of Resort Operations, Michael Hamilton. During the past eight years, the walk has raised more than $2.4 million for the American Heart Association, which uses the funds to finance cutting-edge scientific research, conduct public and professional educational programs and advocate for public health. In Connecticut alone, the Heart Association has funded more than $9 million in scientific research last year.
For more information, visit www.RockyNeckHeartWalk.org or call 203-303-3311. You can also connect with the American Heart Association on Facebook at facebook.com/heartct.

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.

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.

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.

10:00 am

2013 Hammonassett Festival

2013 Hammonassett Festival; Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Road, Exit 62 off I-95, Madison, CT , 06443

The Friends of Hammonassett together with Liberty Bank presents the fifth Hammonassett Festival--October 5 and 6-- celebrating nature and honoring Native American traditions and respect for our environment through native music, dance, hands-on-demonstrations, environmental and museum exhibits.

Allan Saunders (Mohegan) will lead a Native American Opening Blessing and Smudging ceremony both days at 10:15 am. Featured performers are Erin Meeches Native Nations Dance and Drumming Troupe, World Atlatl Championships, A Place Called Hope: live raptor shows, and Trout Unlimited to name a few.

Vendors showcasing authentic Native crafts, art, jewelry, beadwork, pottery, woodcarvings, flutes, clothing and more available for sale. The event promises to be entertaining and educational for the whole family.

1:00 pm

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Farmington Canal Trail, Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT

1 to 3 p.m.; Registration: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Religion

12:00 pm

Father Ralph DiOrio Healing Service

Father Ralph DiOrio Healing Service; Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA , 01566

One day bus trip, leaves from Saint Clare Parish in East Haven, the day includes breakfast buffet at the Publick House historic colonial inn. Father Ralph DiOrio will hold an Evangelization Healing Mass from 12:00 to 4:00 at Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center.

Stage/Theater

3:00 pm

Salt Marsh Opera: Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale

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

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