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January 1

A total of 31 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

9:00 am

'Tis the Season' A Holiday Show

'Tis the Season' A Holiday Show; Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

an eclectic collection of small works by a large group of talented local artists. ‘Tis the Season’ holiday show encompasses a wide spectrum of media through Jan. 31; The Opening Reception is Saturday November 23rd from 6-9 pm. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. All are welcome.
For more information contact the gallery by phone (860)442-6355 or email studio33gallery@gmail.com

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.

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.

Community

10:30 am

Penguin Plunge, Jan. 1, Westerly

The Andrea, Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, RI

10:30 a.m., registration and check-in (for those who have pre-registered online); noon, plunge begins and a post-plunge celebration and awards presentation to follow at The Andrea; to benefit Westerly Area Rest Meals (WARM); register at www.warmcenter.org; $20; under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult; ages 15-17 must have a guardian sign their waiver at pre-registration at WARM or at registration the day of the event; (401) 596-9276 or visit www.warmcenter.org.

7:00 pm

Family Bingo, Wednesdays, Gales Ferry

Gales Ferry Fire Company, 1772 Route 12, Gales Ferry, , 06335

7 p.m. Gales Ferry Firehouse, Route 12; doors open at 4 p.m. with bingo cards sold starting at 6 p.m.; open to all ages but sealed ticket purchasers must be 18 or older; proceeds benefit Ledyard Lions charities; free.

9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Wednesdays

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-10 a.m., Zumba Lite;
11:30 a.m.-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
2:30-3:45 p.m., tai chi;
(860) 599-3285.

*8:30-11:30 a.m., wellness appointments with Nurse Judy from the Visiting Nurses Association, the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

10:45 am

Tai Chi for Seniors, Wed.'s, O. Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:45 a.m., Wednesdays; $5; ages 50 plus; (860) 388-1611.

4:00 pm

Heart Healthy Fitness, Mon/Wed/Fri, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., $60 per 8-week session; open to all; Mon. Wed. and Fri.; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

9:30 am

Needle Works Group, Wednesdays, E.Lyme

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

9:30-noon, join fellow crafters to work on projects, socialize, and share advice and patterns; free; (860) 739-6926.

6:00 pm

New London Rotaract

New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT

444-0650

11:00 am

Frosty 5K New Year’s Day Road Race and 2K Health Walk

Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT

11 a.m.; Kids' Fun Run: 10:30 a.m. Guilford Green. Benefits Warm the Children and the Rotary Club’s Memorial Ed Fund.

5:00 pm

Strength Training, Mon/Wed, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., $48 per 8-week session; open to all; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

2:00 pm

New Horizons Band of SE CT, Wednesdays, Noank

Noank Fire House, Elm Street to Mosher St., Noank, CT

2 p.m., Bob Clowes leads sessions for beginner adults and out-of-practice musicians; $5 per session; (860) 334-4677.

1:00 pm

Caregiver Support Group, 1st Wed., O. Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

1 p.m., with Tina Belmont RN; 1st Wed. of each month; (860) 388-1611.

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Every Wed.

11:00 am

Polar Plunge

Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT

Cost: $10 ($20 for participants). Benefits the Elm City Parks Conservancy.

11:00 am

Samaritan Swim

Samaritan Swim; Eastern Point Beach, Beach Pond Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Start the New Year with a quick swim. Participants take a dip in the waters of Long Island Sound to help the homeless and needy of Southeastern Connecticut.
Sponsored by MALTA Ministries.
Swimmers enter the water promptly at 12:00 Noon
Free snacks and hot drinks.

9:30 am

Knitting and Needle Works Circle, Wednesdays, E.Lyme

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

9:30-11:30 a.m., for those who enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needlework in the company of like-minded crafters; casual and relaxed; (860) 739-6926.

9:00 am

Seaport to host annual ‘Magic of Christmas’

Mystic Seaport , Route 27, Mystic, CT

There will be special holiday activities, workshops and programs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mystic Seaport Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.
Visitors are invited to stroll through the museum’s decorated 19th-century village, hear stories of seafaring Christmases told aboard historic vessels, join chanteymen in singing songs of the sea and season, or try their hand at magic at the Abracadabra Magic Workshop.
Children can make a souvenir, create a keepsake and create their own grinnet wreath.
Historical magician E.A. Davis will present his authentic 19th-century magic show at the Greenmanville Church daily at 1 and 3:15 p.m., and the Treworgy Planetarium will host the program “The Star of Bethlehem” daily at 1 p.m.
These extra activities are included in museum admission. Some workshops may have a small fee.
For more information, visit www.mysticseaport.org.

Education/Lectures

8:30 am

Wednesdays are Open House Days at CELC in Branford

Wednesdays are Open House Days at CELC in Branford; CT EXperiential Learning Center, 28 School Street, 2nd Floor, Branford, CT , 06405

WEDNESDAYS Are OPEN HOUSE DAYS and REGISTRATION
for the 2014-15 academic year at CELC

Find out about CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) of Branford - an exciting and dynamic middle school program that provides small classes and combines exceptional academics with hands-on and real-world learning experiences to fit the academic, social, and emotional needs of the 5th – 8th grade student. To schedule a visit or for more information, contact us at mandm@CTExperiential.org, or call 203.433.4658.

Misc. Events

12:00 pm

Community Dining Room’s FREE Holiday events

Community Dining Room’s FREE Holiday events; Community Dining Room, 30 Harrison Avenue, Branford, CT , 06405

New Year’s Day Celebration
Wednesday, January 1
Noon-1:00pm
Ring in the New Year with a festive meal and your neighbors!
All members of the community are invited to this free event.
30 Harrison Avenue, Branford, CT
mbranch@communitydiningroom.org
www.communitydiningroom.org

Music

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

10:00 pm

James Harris

Captain Daniel Packer Inne, 32 Water St., Mystic, CT

Nature/Outdoors

1:00 pm

First Day Hike

Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Archaeology Open House: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
No dogs.

1:00 pm

Nature Explorer Program: New Year’s Day Walk

Supply Ponds, Short Rocks Rd, Branford, CT

1:00 pm

Branford Land Trust New Year’s Day Walk

Branford Land Trust New Year’s Day Walk; Branford Supply Ponds, Chestnut Street, Branford, CT , 06405

The Branford Land Trust's NATURE EXPLORER PROGRAM is pleased to offer our Annual New Year’s Day Walk at the Supply Ponds, Wednesday, January 1 at 1:00 PM. See the first and largest preserve in Branford, and discover where the Queach Preserve adjoins the property.

Meet at the main parking area. From Route 1 take either Mill Plan Rd. and then the first left onto Short Rocks Rd., or take Chestnut St., which goes directly into the preserve.

For questions, please call 203-415-1571 or visit www.branfordlandtrust.org.

(Photo by Meg Kilgore)

Sports

11:00 am

SECONN Divers 50th Frozen Fins Event

SECONN Divers 50th Frozen Fins Event; Eastern Point Beach, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

On New Year's Day 2014 the SECONN Skin Diving Club will host its 50th Frozen Fins event at Eastern Point Beach in Groton. Please visit www.seconndivers.org or the Club's Facebook group for more information.

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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