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December 15

A total of 50 events have been found.

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

Art=Gift

Art=Gift; Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street , New London, CT , 06320

Our annual holiday show is back featuring dozens of regional artists who created special pieces with gift-giving in mind. Works are priced to be especially affordable for the holiday season. There's something for everyone including paintings, photos, jewelry, crafts, wood turnings and much much more!

Gallery Hours are as follows:

Tuesday - Thursday 11a - 3p
Friday & Saturday 11a - 6p
Sunday 12p - 3p
Monday closed

11:00 am

Mystic Arts Center Holiday Fine Art Show

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street , Mystic , , 06355

view original works for sale by local and regional artists. Tread off the beaten path for your holiday gift needs during our Artisan Gift Salon, with galleries featuring an inspiring and unforgettable selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, accessories and more! Support local artisans and give something special to your loved ones this holiday. Running through Decemeber 28th, Monday – Sunday 11-5.860-536-7601 ext 205

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.

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.

11:00 am

Holiday Fine Arts Show & Artisan Gift Salon

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

. Info is as follows:

Visit Mystic Arts Center during our Holiday Fine Art Show and view original works for sale by local and regional artists. Tread off the beaten path for your holiday gift needs during our Artisan Gift Salon, with galleries featuring an inspiring and unforgettable selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, accessories and more! Support local artisans and give something special to your loved ones this holiday. Running through Decemeber 28th, Monday – Sunday 11-5.

6:00 pm

Illustrations of Phantom of the Opera/ Anne Bachelier/ RECEPTION

Illustrations of Phantom of the Opera/ Anne Bachelier/ RECEPTION; Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit St, Ivoryton , CT , 06442

Our yearly salon show with smaller gift giving works continues with 10 stunning original works by Anne Bachelier.

Anne Bachelier was born in Louvigne du Desert, France. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, La Seyne-Sur-Mer between 1966 and 1970. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Her work is often compared to Goya, Moreau, Magritte, and Fini, and is collected by the Musee de la Poste in Paris. The artist is a member of the Libellule Groupe founded by Lukas Kandi. As a master of line and detail,her metaphysical, dream-like fantasies evoke a gamut of feelings similar to a theatrical performance. Bachelier draws the viewer into beautifully rendered narratives that are both powerful and soothing. Illustrations and books currently available at Six Summit Gallery located across the street from the Ivoryton Playhouse.

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.

Artists
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

12:00 pm

Amy Leiner Designs 10th Annual Holiday Studio Sale with Lisa Fatone Design

Amy Leiner Designs 10th Annual Holiday Studio Sale with Lisa Fatone Design; Amy Leiner Designs, 207 Neck Road, Madison, CT , 06443

December 15 - MADISON:
Don't start your giftwrapping til you've come to Amy Leiner Designs 10th Annual Holiday Open Studio Sale!
Fabulous Jewelry - Sumptuous Scarves and Beads Galore
and guest Lisa Fatone Art & Design
with
brilliant handpainted Ornaments, sparkling Original Watercolor Greeting Cards and clever Re-Purposed Signs

Author Events

3:00 pm

Poetry with Bruce McDermott

Bank Square Books, 53 west main street, mystic, CT

poetry open mic followed by McDermott reading his poem “Some Days Are Like That”; free; (860) 536-3795.

Community

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

4:00 pm

U.S. Coast Guard Band, Dec. 15, O.Lyme

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

4 p.m., Old Lyme Town Band's Holiday Concert; free; sponsored by Essex Savings Bank; (860) 434-4127.

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

Open House Christmas Party

Open House Christmas Party; Healing With Horses at WildRose Horse Farm, Inc. , 536 Raymond Hill Road, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Join us at Healing With Horses at Wild Rose Horse Farm,... for an afternoon of holiday cheer-AND support our non for profit therapeutic riding programs in the process! Your $5 per person admission, and all other proceeds go towards helping those who are disabled in our community!
basket raffle, bake sale, chili cookoff, entertainment. Learn all about our programs, meet our instructors, and of course meet the horses that make this possible!!
Call to enter the chili cook-off, or if you'd like to donate a basket/gift certificate or bake something for the event! Thanks!
860-912-1557 or 860-710-7108 for info or visit our website at www.healingwithhorsesct.org!

WE HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE

8:00 am

Zumba

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

free; (860) 961-8714.

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/

3:00 pm

Festival of Carols

St. Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Rd, Branford, CT

Education/Lectures

1:30 pm

Jewish Genealogy Assisted Research

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

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm for an afternoon of personal research time at Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown.

This informal session is free and open to anyone researching Jewish ancestors. Board members will be available to answer questions and suggest resources.

For additional information, please visit www.jgsct.org or email publicity@jgsct.org.

Kids/Family

Eastern CT Ballet's The Nutcracker; Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, , 06320

NYC Ballet’s world-renowned Principal Dancers Sara Mearns & Jonathan Stafford will leave audiences spellbound at ECB’s Captivating Nutcracker!
Share Clara’s adventure & be transported by magical sailing vessel to an enchanted seaport in 1850’s New London. Children of all ages will love the opening party scene filled with laughter & surprises as well as the thrill of battle on the high seas between the brave Nutcracker, Sailors, Pirate Rats & the dreaded Rat King. 
Enjoy the legendary music of Tchaikovsky performed live by the Eastern CT Symphony & 120+ professionally trained ECB dancers.
Tickets, call The Garde at 860 444-7373 or gardearts.org. Military, Sr., Group discounts

11:00 am

Night Before Christmas Storytime

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

Misc. Events

10:00 am

Holiday Pottery Sale and Open House

, 2114 Durham Rd., Madison, CT

5:00 pm

Annual Living Nativity

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 129 Ledge Hill Rd, Guilford , CT

1:00 pm

Christmas Cream Tea Event at Celebrations

Christmas Cream Tea Event at Celebrations; Celebrations Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea, 330 Pomfret St., Pomfret Center, , 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
860-928-5492
http://www.celebrationsshoppes.com/themedtea.html

10:00 am

CT Post Card Club Meeting

Knights of columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT , 06518

HAMDEN: Dec 15th The CT Postcard Club will meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall 2630 Whitney Avenue from 10am – 3pm, for the annual holiday Luncheon and auction. Meeting. The club meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month Sept through May and is free and open to the public. For further information check the club website at: http://www.cpcc.seocom.com/index.html

3:00 pm

Holiday Open House

Ivoryton Library, 106 Main ST, Ivoryton, CT

11:00 am

Pet Photos with Santa

A Hair of the Dog, 51 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT

Benefits the Guilford Animal Shelter and Our Companions.

10:00 am

Children’s Pageant

United Church of Chester, 29 W. Main ST, Chester, CT

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.

Music

4:00 pm

Christmas Pops with The Chorus of Westerly

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

Andrew Howell conducts The 190 voices of The Chorus of Westerly in two performances of Christmas Pops, traditional and holiday music for the chorus and The Pops Festival Orchestra. This events sells out early so get your tickets now!

3:00 pm

Con Brio Christmas Concert

Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme , CT

4:00 pm

Greater New Haven Community Chorus Holiday Concert

Battell Chapel, Elm Street and College Street, New Haven, CT

4:00 pm

'Messiah' Singalong or Listen

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

Singalong or Listen: 4 p.m.; Singers Call-Time: 3:30 p.m.

2:00 pm

Chris Conte Benefit Jazz Concert

Chris Conte Benefit Jazz Concert; First United Methodist Church Mystic, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Vocalist and Upright Bassist, Chris Conte performs Classic, Swinging American Songbook Jazz & Blues favorites. He takes influence from musical legends, such as: Nat "King" and Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall. His voice is often compared to that of a young Chet Baker or Mel Torme; while his bass playing compliments his dulcet vocals with a deep, dark, rich accompaniment. As of late, Chris has incorporated selections from iconic blues man B.B. King and "The Genius of Soul" Ray Charles to round out a tour of vintage Americana heard through Swing, Jazz and Blues! Chris presents this material in a way that pays homage to the era as well as the performers. His performance will satisfy audiences of all types.

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

4:30 pm

Four Barrel Billy

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

3:00 pm

Winter Concert

St. Margaret Church, 24 Academy St, Madison, CT

9:30 am

Tapestry of Light

Cross Rd Presbyterian Church, 70 Cross Rd, Waterford, CT , 06385

The Choirs of Second Congregational Church and Cross Rd Presbyterian Church will present Martin's Christmas Cantata on 12/15 at 9:30 AM.The prelude and postlude will be played on harp and organ. Also featured will be a "Noel" by local composer John Metz. Contact Allyn Donath 860-501-5551. Refreshments will follow.

6:00 pm

Christmas Pops with The Chorus of Westerly

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

Andrew Howell conducts The 190 voices of The Chorus of Westerly in two performances of Christmas Pops, traditional and holiday music for the chorus and The Pops Festival Orchestra. This events sells out early so get your tickets now!

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

2:00 pm

'Music on a Mission' Holiday Concert

Northford Congregational Church, 4 Old Post Rd, Northford, CT

Nature/Outdoors

Trust For Public Land Preserve Hike

Trust For Public Land Preserve Hike; The Preserve, Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, , 06475

Join the Trust for Public Land and members of other environmental groups for one of two 90-minute hikes in the 1,000 acre Preserve forest, 10 am or noon. Dress for cold weather and possible snow. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore the beautiful wintry wood. Participants will meet at the M&J Bus lot on Ingham Hill Rd, near Pasta Vita, and ride a shuttle to the trail.

10:00 am

Walk at the Preserve

M&J Bus, 130 Ingham Hill Rd, Old Saybrook, CT

10:00 am

Trust For Public Land Preserve Hike

Trust For Public Land Preserve Hike; The Preserve, Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook, , 06475

Join the Trust for Public Land and members of other environmental groups for one of two 90-minute hikes in the 1,000 acre Preserve forest, 10 am or noon. Dress for cold weather and possible snow. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore the beautiful wintry wood. Participants will meet at the M&J Bus lot on Ingham Hill Rd, near Pasta Vita, and ride a shuttle to the trail.

Religion

10:00 am

Dr. Andrew Scrimgeour Annual Christmas Story ~ First United Methodist Church Mystic

Dr. Andrew Scrimgeour Annual Christmas Story ~ First United Methodist Church Mystic; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Dr. Andrew Scrimgeour, Dean of University Libraries at Drew University, has written a special story each
Christmas for over a decade. He has read these stories in a variety of settings around the country including First United Methodist Church Mystic and has had them published in the New York Times.

Come and share in the morning worship service with Dr. Scrimgeour sharing his stories, "Santa's Last Delivery" and "A String of Bulbs Was Our Guiding Star,"

Sports

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.

Stage/Theater

7:00 pm

Mystic Ballet's Nutcracker Spectacular

Mystic Ballet's Nutcracker Spectacular; Foxwoods Resort Casino, Fox Theater , 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Ledyard, CT , 06339

Mystic Ballet’s annual holiday production is staged at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino starting Saturday. “Nutcracker Spectacular” follows the enchanting adventures of Clara, through two acts, with a time travel twist. Special effects and an interactive set add to the exciting dance and leaps of the show.
Nutcracker Spectacular’s scenography was created by Artistic Director Goran Subotic. The production showcases the artistry of Mystic Ballet’s 16 international artists, who are joined by Mystic Ballet’s Jr. Company, pre-professional students of The School of Mystic Ballet, along with students from the school and community cast members in acting, singing, and children’s roles.
Additional performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 14, and 21 and 2 p.m. Dec 8, 15, and 22. Tickets range from $28 to $55 and are available at Foxwood’s Box Office (800) 200-2882 or online at www.foxwoods.com.

1:00 pm

New Haven Ballet: The Nutcracker

Shubert Theater, 247 College St, New Haven, CT

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