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November 17

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Art Exhibits/Openings

12:00 pm

Late Autumn Exhibition

Late Autumn Exhibition; Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Uconn, AVery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Rd./Branford House, Groton, CT , 06340

opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 1; through Sunday, December 15th.

The November 1st Reception is open to the public and will feature live music with the Bill Morrison & Kent Hewett Jazz Duo

The AvS Gallery is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of
4 outstanding Artists:
Copie of New Jersey, born in 1962 of Dominican parents in Washington Heights, New York City is a realistic mixed media painter who describes his work this way. "The source for the majority of my concepts, originate by simply walking around in the streets, riding public transportation and observing. I use photography and sketching for reference, then document it on canvas/wood panel, with my own perspective".

Lisa Lim of New York City, a talented young illustrator as well as a writer and cartoonist, grew up listening to magical storytellers like her Chinese grandmother and her Puerto Rican stepmother. She was immersed in many cultures and has tried to capture this unique experience through odd and funny pictures and words. Her fiction and art have appeared in several publications and just finished illustrating a children’s book called “Soma So Strange” written by Carrie Rosten.

Irene Miller of Woodbridge, CT is a mixed media artist. She describes her visually beautiful work as “influenced by Post Minimalism and Neo-Geo and focuses on the geometry of circles, rectangles, squares and stripes as conceptual structure to a series of individual ideas. Layering forms relationships, and mark-making can detail patterns that are experiential in life.”

Brad Guarino, of New London, CT is Painter whose figurative work focuses in on male images and cultural stereotypes of what that means. Through a collage/painting process he “references how boys form their concept of male roles—by piecing together the perceived characteristics of cultural icons and stereotypes with those of influential men in their lives.

Gallery Hours are Wed. – Sun., noon to 4PM

11:00 am

Super Saturday at Studio 33

Super Saturday at Studio 33; Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 has invited artists to bring a larger collection of their work on select Saturdays through the months of November and December. All of the artists will be here from 11-3 on their Saturday. November 16th meet Steve Downs, local woodcarver, furniture builder, and keepsake box maker. November 30th and December 21st Marguerite and Don Langlais, jewelry designers will be at Studio 33 with their collections of leather bracelets, decoupage earrings, and distinctive jewelry sets. December 7th, Lori McClain will be at Studio 33 with a collection of her nautical paintings, pewter sea creature jewelry, and hand-wrapped seaglass jewelry. December 14th, Nancy Harwood, fair-trade Kazuri bead, hand blown glass, and Murano glass artist will be in with her jewelry.

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

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

Pottery Open House and Sale

, 120 Acorn Rd, Madison, CT

11:00 am

Holiday Group Exhibition

Holiday Group Exhibition; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

Holiday Group Exhibition
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2013
Art Gallery at the Mill House, Chester, CT
Featuring works of art by eleven local artists
Up to $250

Reception and Holiday Night in Chester
Fri, Dec 6, 2013
5 - 8 pm
Meet and greet the artists and tour the town to enjoy the holiday decorations, shop and gallery receptions, town Christmas tree lighting, and caroling.

Jay Babina, Pam Carlson, Margaret B. Dean, Drew Lantrip, Christina Grace Mastrangelo, Nicholas McNally, Eleanor Pringle, Beverly Schirmeier, David Stumpo, Ann Vaillencourt, Jane M. White

Gallery Hours
Wed - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm

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.

4:00 pm

Opening for Out of Hand

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT

Author Events

1:30 pm


Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Dr. Leon Chameides, founding Chair of Pediatric Cardiology at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Chameides, now retired, will discuss his recently published books. Strangers in Many Lands traces his family in eastern Europe back to 1790. Using genealogical tables, photographs, maps, and copies of documents, he discusses the experiences of each generation, including his own experiences during World War II when he was hidden in a monastery in Poland.

On the Edge of the Abyss is a collection of essays written by his father, Rabbi of Katowice in the 1930s. He found the essays in a community newspaper, 118 issues of which have been preserved in a library in Poland and translated from Polish and German.

4:00 pm

James Dashner, The Eye of Minds

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

registration required


2:00 pm

The Underground Railroad

Bill Library, 718 Col. Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT

Dale Plummer, Norwich City Historian, will explain how the Railroad worked, as best as we understand; free; (860) 464-9912.

4:30 pm

'Soup for Good' Fundraiser

Guilford Art Center, 411 Church STreet, Guilford, CT

Tickets: $35 ($30 in advance). Benefits Guilford Art Center and Community Dining Room.

Boilermakers Lodge 614, 33 Sacred Heart Drive, Groton, CT

Animal Welfare League of New London County is having a holiday fundraiser this weekend at Boilermakers Lodge 614, 33 Sacred Heart Drive in Groton. “Paws to Celebrate,” marks the nonprofits fifty years of service.
In addition to cat adoption, the day features baked goods, a silent auction and resale items, and a crew on hand to do hair braiding and nail art.
Meet Donna Velardi, an animal communicator, and find out about your pets past; have your companion animal microchipped with a Home Again microchip for $20 (this includes the registration cost) and protect them from loss; and bring donations for the organization’s pet food drive.
During the Paws to Celebrate, meet AWL’ s Ambass-A-Dogs Jasmine and Gracie, members of Compassion for Cats of New London County and Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue. There will be some local pound dogs looking for a home.
Paws to Celebrate is held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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


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

free; (860) 961-8714.

Chesterfield Fire Company, Inc., 1606 Route 85, Chesterfield, CT

The Chesterfield Fire Company holds its annual toy drive and holiday fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. More than 30 vendors will be on site offering handmade crafts and foods, cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies, stamping kits, healthcare and beauty products, home decor, cooking tools, jewelry, photography and much more.
There will be a “Touch a Truck” events, including fire and emergency demonstrations, and free give-aways for the kids, free samples, raffle prizes and free blood pressure checks. Bring a new unwrapped toy for a needy child and your name will be entered into a drawing to win free prizes from participating vendors.
Chesterfield Fire Company is located at 1606 Route 85 and can be reached at (860) 443-0015.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

11:00 am

Celebrate Style! Fashion Show & Champagne Reception

Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT

Cost: $20 (includes $10 purchase discount).

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Tours

Avery Farm, Lambtown Road, ,

Avery Farm Tour, Sundays at 2pm, rain or shine. Easy to moderate difficulty. Groton Open Space Association's latest acquisition project is a 300-acre scenic historic property in Ledyard and Groton. It features marshes, fields and exceptional birding habitat.
Turn onto Lambtown Rd (Groton) at the traffic light on Rt 184 at Flanders Road and follow to 56 Lambtown Rd. Contact GOSAmail@gmail.com for questions.

VFW Post 10004, 263 Taylor Hill Road, Jewett City, CT

a pasta buffet will be served as a fundraiser for VFW Post 10004 member Maryann McGeowan Smith to assist with her medical expenses, door prizes. For questions call 860-303-9727 or 860-376-3154
Donation is $10 per person. Tickets available at the Post or by calling 860-908-7984.

Concentration Camp Program

Old Lyme Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

1 p.m., firsthand account of and stories about the Liberation of the German Concentration Camp at Dauhau and the end of World War II, presented by Robert Boedecker, southeastern CT resident and former U.S. Army Officer; free; (860) 434-4127.

5:00 pm

Yale Camerata

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1382 Middletown Ave., Northford, CT

Suggested donation: $15. Reservations required.


2:00 pm

Norwich Arms

Lebanon Historical Society Museum, 856 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon, CT , 06249

Sunday, November 17
2pm to 4pm
Norwich Arms
Norwich Civil War handguns & the politics that brought Union contracts to Norwich.
A program by Ed Tollmann sponsored by the Guns of Norwich
Refreshments served
Members free, non-members $2
Held at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum
856 Trumbull Hwy Lebanon
For more information call 860-642-6579


12:00 pm


TOUCH A FIRETRUCK & HOLIDAY VENDOR FAIR; Chesterfield Fire Company, 1606 Route 85, Oakdale, CT

Tour the firetrucks, have your blood pressure checked, try on some fire gear, see awesome EMS/Firefighting demos. Get your holiday shopping done - in 1 location! Over 30 vendors selling a variety of merchandise from food, clothing and toys to home décor and weight loss products! This is a fundraiser for Chesterfield Fire Company's annual holiday toy drive. Enter to win prizes from the vendor donated drawing. Donate toys to the toy drive fundraiser and get free tickets for chances to win! Fun for all ages - free give a-ways!

9:00 am

Our Lady of Sorrows Christmas Craft Fair

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 14 Prospect Street, Essex, CT

12:00 pm

High Hopes Holiday Market

High Hopes Holiday Market; High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The holidays and the High Hopes Holiday Market are just around the corner! For one afternoon, the High Hopes arena in Old Lyme will be transformed into a marketplace with something for everyone. Start your holiday shopping at sixty vendors selling crafts and other specialty items. Food venders you know and love, plus exciting new additions including the NoRA Cupcake Company, Garbo Lobsta Truck and Fryborg french fries. Activities for the kids, door prizes and live music by Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen round out this afternoon of fun. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens. And don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets to win an amazing prize.

1:00 pm

Westbrook Auxiliary Craft Fair

Westbrook Fire House, 18 S. Main Street, Westbrook, CT

8:30 am

Our Lady of Pompeii Church Christmas Fair

Our Lady of Pompeii Church Hall, Rte. 80, East Haven, CT

10:00 am

TBT Bazaar

Temple Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Rd, Madison, CT

Misc. Events

12:00 pm

Dog Days at R.J. Julia

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

Registration not required.

12:30 pm

Fashion Show and Jane Weitzman, Art and Sole

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

registration required.

4:30 pm

"Soup for Good" Fundraiser

Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Guests are invited to the Guilford Art Center school to enjoy a bowl of hearty soup, bread, dessert and glass of wine or sparkling water. Each guest gets to choose their own one-of-a-kind soup bowl, handcrafted by Guilford Art Center potters. Bowls will be washed for each guest to take home, “for good.”

After enjoying soup, guests are invited to the Guilford Art Center Shop and Gallery to visit Artistry: American Craft for the Holidays, the Center’s extraordinary annual sale of fine holiday arts and crafts. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Community Dining Room, as well as Guilford Art Center. For reservations and more information contact Guilford Art Center at (203) 453-5947 or www.guilfordartcenter.org.

10:00 am

Mitzvah Mall

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden, CT

2:00 pm

'Does Your Giving Style Empower or Enable?'

Essex Books at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

1:30 pm

'Holiday Greetings: A Letter Writing Workshop'

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St, Branford, CT


4:00 pm

Joyful Noise! Concert: Josh White Jr. and The Blues

Joyful Noise! Concert: Josh White Jr. and The Blues; first congregational church of guilford, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Josh White Jr. and The Blues
Sunday, November 17th, 4:00 p.m.

“…he is a master of vocal inflection and involvement. Josh White, Jr. pushes his envelope and shows why he is considered one of music’s premier vocalists and performers….Solid folk/blues, nothing short of magnificent!”, says Mark A. Cole of Big City Blues Magazine. Josh, Jr. incorporates the blues, spirituals, plus songs of protest, ballads and work songs into his concerts in a musical collection of American songs, both historical and contemporary that makes for a most entertaining afternoon. “I guess that the apple does not fall far from the tree”, says Josh in reference to his fat

6:00 pm

Chorus of Westerly Fall Concert

George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Andrew Howell conducts The 190 voices of The Chorus of Westerly in performances of John Rutter's Mass of The Children and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna with professional soloists and orchestra.

4:00 pm

Josh White Jr. and The Blues

First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT

Part of the Joyful Noise! Concert Series.


8:00 am

Fall Bird Walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park

The Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT , 06443

The Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Rd. in Madison CT, conducts fall bird walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park every Saturday throughout the fall, from 8-10:30 am. Migrating hawks, eagles, owls, shorebirds, waterbirds, and songbirds can all be seen at one of Connecticut's premier birding "hot spots".
Walks at Hammonasset will be held each Saturday 9/7 through Nov. 23, 2013.
Participants will meet at The Audubon Shop parking lot at 7:50 am, and carpool to the park. Wait for Jerry in the parking lot at the shop.
$4.00 charge per person.
Beginners are welcome.
Binocular rentals available.
For further information, call Jerry at the shop at (203) 245-9056.


CT Fusion 14u Seeking Pitcher

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CT Fusion 14u is looking for a pitcher for spring/summer travel ball. Team is going to Nationals in Pennsylvania in July. If interested, call Joel (860) 235-0623 or Gary at (401) 741-4806.


2:00 pm

Snapshot A Musical Scrapbook

Snapshot A Musical Scrapbook; The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 N Main St, chester, CT , 06412

This romantic comedy blends some of the best-loved music from composer Stephen Schwartz’s Broadway shows (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife) with some of his lesser known gems. You’ll meet Sue and Dan, a couple who after 20 years of marriage, have drifted apart. Together they discover a box of photographs which leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots; $44

Wednesday 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 & 6:30 pm

Stonington Community Center, Cutler Street , Stonington ,

The Stonington Players present “Scrooge MacBeth,” a comedy by David MacGregor, at the Stoningtonn Community Center, 28 Cutler St.
The is about a community theater group who find themselves missing half the cast for a performance of MacBeth and quickly throw together an ad lib performance of Shakespeare meets Scrooge and Christmas.
Performances are 8 p.m. April 25, 26 and May 2 and 2 p.m. April 27 and May 4. For additional information, call Vic Panciera at (860) 446-1363.

2:00 pm

"The Seven Year Itch"

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

A fabulously funny farce from the fifties! The play takes a humorous look at the problems of a typical married man whose wife and son have gone to the beach for the summer. Alone in the apartment, he is unprepared for the arrival of a stunning new upstairs neighbor; runs through Nov. 17.

4:00 pm

-Nutcracker On Ice

-Nutcracker On Ice; Norwich Ice Rink, 641 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT , 06360

The Norwich Figure Skating Club is excited to continue its tradition with the 15th annual production of the ‘Nutcracker on Ice’ at the Norwich Ice Rink (641 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT) November 16th and 17th at 4PM.

The music and skating talent is complimented with wonderful costumes and props. The audience will enjoy watching Clara experience her Christmas Eve party, receive her beloved Nutcracker, and visit the land of sweets with the Prince. This production has a modernized Act 2 where we will share in Clara's dream with edgier music, costumes and scenery.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved. Tickets can be purchased online at http://norwichfsc.tix.com. Group rates are available by calling (860) 884-6636.

1:00 pm

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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

Tickets: $16 ($10 for children).

2:00 pm

Snapshots a Musical Scrapbook

Snapshots a Musical Scrapbook; The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 N Main St, chester, CT , 06412

This romantic comedy blends some of the best-loved music from composer Stephen Schwartz’s Broadway shows (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife) with some of his lesser known gems. You’ll meet Sue and Dan, a couple who after 20 years of marriage, have drifted apart. Together they discover a box of photographs which leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.

Wednesday 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 & 6:30 pm

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