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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 Unicorn Stampede

The Unicorn Stampede; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06320

A stampede of glitter unicorns will run wild at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum this holiday season. Frolic in a fantasy world of magic brought to life by Manhattan artist Camomile Hixon. This young, international artist will install 24 "life-size" unicorns, enhanced with 750 pounds of glitter. The glittered room of Unicorns will lend an unforgettable air of celebratory magic to this holiday season. Open Daily through January 5th, except Mondays.

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.

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

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

10:30 am

Connecticut Artisans Holiday Fair

Connecticut Artisans Holiday Fair; Carriage House, 245 Main Street, Deep River, , 06417

A group of Connecticut artists have come together to offer a unique shopping experience. Photography, polymer jewelry, wet felting, hand painted, personalized ornaments, oil on exotic wood, silversmith, illustration and hand printed tees will be offered for sale.


Advent Activity, Nov.&Dec., Franklin

Blue Slope Country Museum, Inc., 138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin, CT

enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the woods of Blue Slope Farm; punch and cocoa, Christmas carols, ornaments and more; $9 ages 3 and up;
Rides begin at: 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m.; call for reservations (860) 642-6413.

1:30 pm

Family Holiday Spray Making

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

Sunday, December 1
Back by popular demand
Family Holiday Spray Making
Two sessions 1:30pm or 2:30pm
Pre-registration recommended.
$5 materials fee for everyone
Member families free, non-members $3 per spray.
Held at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum
856 Trumbull Hwy Lebanon
For more information call 860-642-6579

4:00 pm

Concert: Save the Train

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 E. Kings Hwy, Chester, CT

Tickets: $15 (free for children 12 and under). Benefits Safe Futures.

11:30 am

Janet S. Gregan Memorial Clock Dedication

, 1720 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT

Between the Atwater Library and the Reynolds-Beers House

7:00 pm

The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers

United Methodist Church of Branford, 811 E. Main St, Branford, CT

Suggested donation: $10. Benefits the church.

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...

11:00 am

Nutcracker Meet and Greet

Nutcracker Meet and Greet; Old Lyme Inn, 85 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Get in the holiday spirit at the Old Lyme Inn this coming Sunday (12/1) from 11am-1pm as we welcome the cast from Eastern Connecticut Ballet's Nutcracker! The characters will be roaming the Inn as brunch is served...Bring your camera along!
Serving brunch 10am - 3pm

Editor's Pick

11:00 am

Annual Farm Day

Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm, 139 Beaver Brook Road, Lyme, CT

Annual Farm Day — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm, 139 Beaver Brook Road, Lyme; 24th annual event with shearing sheep, wool spinning demonstrations, free horse drawn wagon rides and more; for information and directions call (860) 434-2843.

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

'Harvesting History'

Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford, CT

Admission: $8 ($6 for seniors and college students, $5 for children aged 6 to 17, free for children 5 and under). Bring donations of nonperishable food items, coins, or new, unwrapped toys.

8:00 am

Home for the Holidays Boutique

American Legion Hall, 43 Bradley Rd, Madison, CT

4:30 pm

Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St, Essex, CT

4:30 pm

Trees in the Rigging

Trees in the Rigging; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique cars. The stroll steps off at 4:30 pm at the Essex Town Hall on West Avenue and ends at the Connecticut River Museum with a parade of vessels dressed out in holiday lights and passing in review along the Connecticut River. The best viewing is from the lawn of the Connecticut River Museum at the foot of Main Street. Santa and his elves will arrive by one of the parade boats for visits with children on the lawn of the Museum.

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


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

free; (860) 961-8714.

4:00 pm

Save the Train Concert, Dec. 1, Chester

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

4-6 p.m., sponsored by the Women's Adult B'not Mitzvah Group to benefit Safe Futures, an organization helping women and children impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault in the New London County area; doors open at 3:30 p.m.; $15; free for children 12 years and younger; tickets sold at the door; (860) 526-8920.

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Walking Tour, Sundays

Avery Farm House Gateway, 245 Lambtown Road Extension, ,

2 p.m., meet at the southern gate of Lambtown Road Extension, near the Groton-Ledyard border a few minutes before 2 p.m. and park on the left; free and open to the public; sponsored by Groton Open Space Association; free; (860) 574-5111.

visit: http://gosaonline.org/2014/02/avery-farm-tour-sign-up/

12:00 pm

'Milk and Cookies with Santa'

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

Cost: $5 per child; $5 for photos. Benefits Morgan's Project Graduation 2014.

5:30 pm

OCD Support Group

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

860-575-9593 for information or questions.

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

Community Discussion: 'Ask Aristotle'

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St, Branford, CT

2:00 pm

Write the Essay: College Essay Seminar

Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

For students and their parents. Registration requested.

3:00 pm

Lecture on 'Great Opera Choruses'

Old Lyme Congregational Church, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT


12:00 pm

Christmas Fair

First Church of Christ Congregational, 59 E. Main St, Clinton, CT

10:30 am

Ct. Artisans Holiday Arts Fair

Carriage House at the Stone House, 245 Main Street, Deep River, , 06417

1st annual sale of Fine Art, Photography and Fine Handcrafts created by Ct. artisans. Offering unique, original handmade creations for everyone on your list.

3:00 pm

Winter Wipeout

Winter Wipeout; The Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT , 06443

Come to Friends of Madison Youth's 2nd annual Winter Wipeout on Sat., Dec. 1st and enjoy Inflatables, Obstacle Course, Bungee Run Races, Cash Cube ($50 Jackpot per session); Fear Factor games, Minute to Win It games, prizes, music and much more... First session is 3-5PM and is open to everyone (kids under 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult); Second session is 5:30-7:30PM and is open to kids in 5th and 6th grade; and Third session is 8-10PM and is open to kids in 7th-12th grades. Tickets are $15 and include access to inflatables, 10 tickets for Fear Factor and Minute to Win It games plus one chance in the Cash Cube. Additional tickets for games and concession items available for sale. Space is limited buy tickets at www.themadisonartsbarn.com under buy event tickets tab.


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.

Misc. Events

1:00 pm

Christmas Cream Tea at Celebrations

Christmas Cream Tea at Celebrations; Celebrations Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea, 330 Pomfret St, Pomfret Center, CT , 06259

Enjoy a treat during your holiday shopping excursion... Featuring endless pots of freshly brewed specialty teas and an assortment of hot-out-of-the-oven scones (made here, of course!) served with our own lemon curd, Devonshire cream, and jam.
Dates: Nov 29, Dec 1, 15, 18, 27, 29
Available anytime 1 – 4 pm
Reservations not required, but recommended if you are coming with a group.
$12.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

10:00 am

Chester Holiday Market

Chester Holiday Market; Chester Center, Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Fresh on the heels of its successful summer and fall Sunday Market, the village of Chester will host a Holiday Market on Sundays, Nov. 24 through Dec. 22. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Sunday, stroll through the village while shopping the market of local growers and producers of artisan baked goods, jams and jellies, farmstead cheese, fall vegetables, fresh fish and meats.
To add to the holiday spirit, Chester shops, restaurants and galleries will be dressed up in their holiday finery and offering special events, such as holiday storytelling, tastings, music, activities for kids and families and more. Free parking is available in parking lots near the center of town.

10:30 am

Open House at Child Development Center

Child Development Center of Branford, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT

6:30 pm

Bring Your Pets to Visit Santa at Crystal Mall!

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT , 06385

The four-legged family members and other pets of the family are invited to join in the holiday fun at Crystal Mall and have their own turn on Santa’s lap on Sunday on December 1st. This is the purr-fect chance to capture a moment of your pet celebrating Christmas cheer! This special pet-friendly opportunity is in addition to Santa’s regular hours.

***All pets must be leashed or crated***


2:00 pm

Hungrytown in Concert

Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Registration required. Bring nonperishable food items for the food pantry.

8:00 pm

Music / Karaoke

The Burger Beast Tavern, 350 east Main St, Clinton, CT , 06413

Singing and Dancing at the Burger Beast every Wed, Fri. Sat. And Sunday
Great time great food and drinks

7:00 pm

Yuletide Carolers


The CT YULETIDE CAROLERS will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a concert of carols. Victorian carolers will fill the winter air with the bright sounds of the season, singing traditional and contemporary Christmas music a capella in 4-part harmony to bring holiday cheer to young and old alike.
The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers was formed in 2006 by Guilford residents Michael and Lori Cartwright. Their inaugural season consisted of 6 singers and 12 performances; the group has grown to 24 singers from all along the shoreline making over 40 performances throughout Connecticut and New England.
All proceeds will benefit the church’s general operating fund. Visit http://www.ctyuletide.com or call (203) 673-9485 for more information.

2:00 pm

Branford Town Band Holiday Concert

Branford Evangelical Free Church, 231 Leetes Island Rd, Branford, CT

2:00 pm

The Noank/Mystic Community Band

St. Patrick Church, East Main Street, Mystic, CT

The Noank/Mystic Community Band will perform the Annual Community Holiday Concert at St Patrick Hall on Sunday Dec 1st at 2:00pm. Concert is free and open to all parishioners of our cluster and the public is also invited.

7:30 pm

Coastline Swing Band

Venice Restaurant , 165 Shore Road, Westerly, , 02891

Coastline Swing Band
Takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 7:30-9:30 pm
Dine and dance with no cover charge!!

2:00 pm

Annual Noank/Mystic Band Community Concert

St. Patrick's Hall, 32 East Main Street, Mystic, , 06355

Concert is free and open to the public

3:00 pm

New Haven Symphony Brass Quintet 'Holiday Brass'

Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Rd, Essex, CT

Free. RSVP requested.

7:30 pm

Coastline Swing Band

Venice Restaurant, 165 Shore Road, Westerly, RI , 02891

Dine and Dance. The Coastline Swing Band has 18 swinging musicians, including a vocalist, five saxes, eight brass and four rhythm. We cover the big band repertory, from the nostalgic hits of the 40s and 50s, to some very up-to-date funk and rock.

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.

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT


2:00 pm

Horizon Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Center presents: "Baby Owl Rescue"

Horizon Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Center presents: Monte Cristo Bookshop, 38 Green Street, New London, , 06320

Are you ready to meet owls? Great for nature lovers, the kids and those wanting to be around amazing creatures! Join us with Horizon Wings for a reading of the children's book "Baby Owl Rescue" followed by an hour presentation featuring three rescued owls. We start at 2pm. Free admission.

Based in Northeastern Connecticut, Horizon Wings is a non-profit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center specializing in Birds of Prey. The program birds are birds who can no longer be released due to either injuries or prolonged captivity. They are well cared for at the Horizon facility center and come out for educational events.

11:00 am

Holiday Alpaca Open Farm Days

New England Alpacas, 14 Bethke Rd, Killingworth , CT


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.

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