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October 13

A total of 42 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.

2:00 pm

Opening for Watercolor ARTists Exhibit

Ivoryton Library, 106 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

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.

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.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Exposed from Thereonin

The Gallery at Riverside Press, 18 Plains Road, Essex, CT

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.

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.

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.

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.

Author Events

4:00 pm

Meet Ecologist and Author Maureen Heidtmann

Meet Ecologist and Author Maureen Heidtmann; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Meet author and wildlife enthusiast Maureen Heidtmann on Sunday, October 13 from 4 to 6 PM at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Rd., Colchester. Heidtmann, author of Midnight Stroll, The Driveby Book of Duck Facts, and Monster Ducks, is a licensed wildlife rescuer, an ecologist, a writing tutor at a community college, a librarian and a graphic designer. She has been a contributing writer for The National Free Press and The Main Street News, for which she also wrote a monthly children's question and answer column called Ask the Amphibian. Come meet the author and hear about her adventures!


8:00 am


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

free; (860) 961-8714.

Holiday Craft Fair

St. James in Preston, 95 Route 2A, Preston, CT

vendors, silent auctin, lunch and bake sale. 889-0150

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...

8:00 am

Flu Vaccine Clinic

St. George Church, 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

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 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

10:00 am

Voluntown Volunteers Day at the Voluntown Farmers' Market

Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main Street , Voluntown, CT , 06384

The Voluntown Farmers' Market is hosting Voluntown Volunteer Days Sunday, Oct 13 during regular market hours. Representatives from local non profits and town boards/committees will be present to talk about what they do for our community. Please stop by to learn how you can help.

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.

9:00 am

Haircut-a-Thon Fundraiser

Reflections Hair Studio, 66 N. Main Street, Branford, CT

Benefits Forgotten Felines.

4:00 pm

Jennifer Lowe and the Firefly Band

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery, 1 Spring Street, Chester, CT

BYOB. Donation: $10.

11:00 am

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Clinton Fire Dept., 35 E. Main Street, Clinton, CT


2:00 pm

Connecticut's Stone Landscapes

The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT , 06331

Join Archaeologist Dan Forrest from the State Historic Preservation Office and partners for an illustrated discussion of stone features: cairns, piles, lines and stone landscapes, and the challenges these places pose to our understanding of Connecticut's past.


1:00 pm

Dogs on the Docks

Dogs on the Docks; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Ninth Annual “Dogs On The Dock” parade and competition. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to attend rain or shine. Dog participant registration starts at 1 pm followed by a lawn parade at 2:00 pm and then individual canine competitions in categories such as best costume, best nautical costume, best owner look-alike, best small dog, best big dog, best trick and best dock jumping. Dock jumping dogs must wear a harness to participate.
Net proceeds of the event are being donated to local animal rescue shelters. All dogs must have a 2012 license and rabies tag to participate.

10:00 am

Monty's Fall Festival

Monty's Fall Festival; The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, 1650 Hartford New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT , 06370

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, will host the 12th annual Monty’s Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 12-14.

Festival activities will include fall crafts, balloon bending, a "Mad Science" show, moon bounce, petting zoo and more.

Admission to the festival is free with tickets to The Dinosaur Place. Tickets are $14.99 for ages 2-59 and $12.99 for senior citizens ages 60 and older. $1 for every ticket purchased during the festival will be donated to L & M Hospital’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program.

For more information, call (860) 443-4367, or visit naturesartvillage.com.

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.

9:30 am

Columbus Day Weekend Arts Festival

MAdison Town Green, , Madison, CT


2:00 pm

Camp Hazen YMCA Open House

Camp Hazen YMCA Open House; Camp Hazen YMCA, 204 West Main Street, Chester, CT, CT , 06412

On Sunday, October 13, Camp Hazen YMCA will host an Open House from 2-4 PM. Families are encouraged to attend to learn more about summer opportunities for children in kindergarten through 9th grade. Camp Hazen YMCA, located at 204 West Main Street on Cedar Lake in Chester, offers one and two week sessions of both day and resident camp. There are one week Sampler Camp sessions specially designed for first time overnight campers. The focus of the one week sessions is allowing campers to sample lots of different camp activities while being supported and nurtured by highly trained staff.

1:30 pm

Branford Columbus Day Parade

Downtown Branford, , Branford, CT

Misc. Events

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

9:00 am

Craft and Vendor Show

Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Benefits the temple's Hebrew School.


2:00 pm

Chorus Reunion Concert

Gagon Auditorium at The Morgan School, 27 Killingworth Tpke, Clinton, CT

1:00 pm

Harvest Music Hoedown

Chamard Vineyards, 115 Cow Hill Rd., Clinton, CT

Cost: $20 (includes glass of wine). Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

4:30 pm

1917 Jazz Band

Donahue's Madison Beach Grille, 1320 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

3:30 pm

Workshops and Swing Dance

Italian-American Club, 322 Mitchell Street, Groton, CT , 06340

Shoreline Swing will offer workshops on intermediate West Coast Swing, beginner West Coast Swing and advanced Cha Cha on Sunday, October 13th at the Italian-American Club, 322 Mitchell Street, Groton beginning at 3:30pm. A swing dance will follow from 7pm – 9:30pm…. visit www.shorelineswingct.org for more information.

7:00 pm

MLCT Autumn Moonlight Walk

Madison Surf Club, Surf Club Rd, Madison, CT

Meet at 6:45 p.m. at Garvan Point. Bring flashlights.


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.

3:30 pm

Trails to Ales

Trails to Ales; Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic , CT , 06355

Back by popular demand is our Trails to Ales hiking and tasting series. Join us on Sunday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m. for a hike at Riverwood Preserve (The Westerly Land Trust) in Westerly, RI followed by a visit to The Malted Barley in Westerly for a paddle of beers and snacks. Space is limited and you must be 21 years or older to participate. Members are $15. Non-members are $20. Call 860.536.1216 for more details or go to http://www.dpnc.org/trailstoales.htm.

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.

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 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.


6:00 pm

Roller Derby: Steam Queens vs. Underskated Knockouts

Roller Derby:  Steam Queens vs. Underskated Knockouts; Galaxy Roller Rink, 210 Bridge St., Groton, CT

The time has come to Derby For Your Life! We’re starting the Home Team Season off with a bout between the Steam Queens and the Underskated Knockouts. Will the Steam Queens reign supreme or will the The Underskated Knockouts block out the competition? This is not Shoreline’s best friend race! This is roller derby. So start your engines and may the best women win!

The theme is drag, so bring your friends and dress in your finest eleganza.
The featured non-profit will be outCT, halftime entertainment will be a drag show by performers from OutCT!

Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 ahead of time from your nearest Shoreline Roller Derby member.
The door opens at 5 and the action starts at 6 with all the derby fun you've come to enjoy. After party at Christopher's Cafe!

Bring a chair and get ready to cheer for your new and returning favorites

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