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April 6

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Art Exhibits/Openings

9:00 am

Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects

Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail , Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Sunday, Feb. 16-May 17, 9 am-5 pm
Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects
Get a bug’s-eye view of some backyard insects in the Mashantucket Gallery’s newest exhibit. Giant robotic insects, up to 96 times their normal size with lifelike colors and movements, dominate the exhibition. Hands-on displays let you take a mechanical insect for a walk, build a bug, and learn how insects communicate. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Visit pequotmuseum.org for details on the Feb. 15 preview day package.*

2:00 pm

IMAGES 2014 Artists' Reception

IMAGES 2014 Artists' Reception; Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Join us for the opening reception and artists' awards ceremony. Meet and greet the photographers whose work is juried into IMAGES 2014, the 33rd annual statewide photography competition and exhibition. IMAGES is the oldest annual statewide juried show in Connecticut and the reception is a much anticipated event. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.
Event Webpage: http://www.shorelinearts.org

10:00 am

Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit; Mystic & Noank Library Ames Room, 40 Library Street, Mystic, , 06355

The Mystic & Noank Library is hosting an exhibit of works by Mysticalligraphers, a local calligraphy group, in the Ames Meeting Room. The group meets at the Library on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs from March 31 through April 30 during regular Library hours when the Ames Room is not in use.
There will be an Open House on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Come meet the members of the group and learn about the art of calligraphy.
For more information on Mysticalligraphers, call Gail Turgeon at (860) 536-8477. For information on the exhibit, call the Library at (860) 536-7721, email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org or visit www.mysticnoanklibrary.org.

9:00 am

Has Spring Sprung?

Has Spring Sprung?; Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank St, New London, , 06320

artwork by late New London artist Robert Hauschild; showcases both seasons as we transition into spring. There is nothing better than these cheerful highlights from the collection after a long winter. Included in the collection are a group of more affordable works for that little space that needs a piece of spring. The show runs from April 2nd through the 30th. Opening is from 5-7:30 pm on April 10th.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Explorations in Embellishment

Mary C. Daly, RSM Art Gallery at Mercy Center at Madison, 167 Neck Rd., Madison, CT

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.

9:00 am

-The Williams School student art exhibition

-The Williams School student art exhibition; Fiddleheads Food Coop -- Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

The Williams School (New London) students juried art competition will be on display in the Cafe at Fiddleheads Food Coop from March 1 to April 30. The theme of the show is “It’s Only Natural.” Fiddleheads is open 8am to 7pm, seven days a week.
For further info: http://fiddleheadsfood.weebly.com/cafe-art.html


8:00 am

Pancake Breakfast, Apr. 6, Canterbury

Finnish Hall, Route 169, Canterbury, CT

8-11 a.m., $8 adults; $4 children under 12; (860) 887-4192 or (860) 546-6671.

1:00 pm

Senior High School Art Festival, Apr. 6, E. Hartford

Goodwin College, 1 Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT

1-4 p.m., all area high school seniors are invited to share their artwork and win awards through the Mystic Woman's Club, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of CT; statewide exhibit; entrance information available through your school art department or by calling (860) 536-3636, email: strykerct@gmail.com or (203) 917-2493, email: kaiirishbwc@aol.com.

2:00 pm

Branford Forum: Edward Snowden Mock Trial

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., Branford, CT

2:00 pm

Killingworth Library 50th Anniversary Open House

Killingworth Library, 301 Rte. 81, Killingworth , CT

The Wizard of Oz, Apr. 5 & 6, Pawcatuck

Stonington High School, 176 S. Broad St., Pawcatuck, CT

presented by The Pawcatuck Middle School drama students; doors open 30 minutes before the play; $10 adults; $5 children; $8 seniors; $30 per night.

2:00 pm

GLBTQ Youth Short Films - From Tweens to Teens to College Themes

GLBTQ Youth Short Films - From Tweens to Teens to College Themes; BP Learned Center, 40 Shaw Street, New London, CT , 06320

GLBTQ Youth Film Series – Tweens to Teens to College Themes

Short films about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer youth. Includes stories about gender identity, sexual orientation, coming out, bullying, suicide, and homelessness.

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: BP Learned Center, 40 Shaw Street, New London

Cost: $10 Adults / $5 Students

Program is 2 hours followed by discussion with:
Margaret Breen, Professor of English and Women’s, Gender,
and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut. Breen specializes in
LGBT literature and feminist and queer studies.

Details and film synopsis online at:

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

1:00 pm

Advanced Photography: Nature in Macro

Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Road , Killingworth, CT , 06419

1-4pm. Sunday, Apr. 6. $70
Capture the beauty of nature as you fo¬cus on Macro (close-up) and landscape photography. Discuss exposure, shutter speed, white balance, depth-of-field, and camera settings. Explore “digital darkroom” techniques, cropping and photo adjustments.

1:00 pm

Luau Bowl!! WARM Center 22nd Annual Bowl-a-thon

Luau Bowl!! WARM Center 22nd Annual Bowl-a-thon; Alley Katz Lanes, 116 Granite St., Westerly, RI , 02891

April 6th at Alley Katz Lanes in Westerly from 1:00-3:00

Form a team of 4-6 people, no registration fee for bowlers; participants are asked to raise $100 each to support WARM's soup kitchen and shelter.
Event includes two games of bowling, lunch, tropical bowling shirt from Three Islands Clothing and fantastic raffles.

Call 401-596-9276 to reserve your lane

1:00 pm

Madison Lions Club Wine Tasting Event

Madison Wine Exchange, 188 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Donation: $25. Benefits Madison Community Services and Low Vision Programs. Reservations required.

1:00 pm

For Adam's Sake, Apr. 6, N.London

Custom House Maritime Society, 150 Bank St., New London, CT

1 p.m., tour of CT Landmark's Hempsted Houses led by Historian Allegra di Bonaventura; 2 p.m., book discussion and tea at the New London Maritime Society's Custom House Maritime Museum; call for fees and reservations (860) 447-2501 or (860) 443-7949.

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Walking Tour, Sundays

Avery Farm House Gateway, 56 Lambtown Road, ,

the southern portion of Lambtown extension; sponsored by Groton Open Space Association; free; (860) 572-5715.

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.

Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, CT

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Concert for Conservation, an afternoon of classical music performed by violinist and Stonington native Hilary Castle, will be held at 2 p.m. April 6 at the Union Baptist Church in Mystic. This annual concert benefits the center’s educational programs.
Castle, joined by pianist Raymond Wong, will play works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and others.
Tickets are $20 for DPNC members and $25 for nonmembers ($5 for students). Call 860-536-1216 to reserve.


2:00 pm

75th Anniversary of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

75th Anniversary of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath; Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 146 Thimble Islands Road, Stony Creek, CT , 06405

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Mark Schenker, of Yale University, will offer a special lecture on the iconic novel at the Willoughby Wallace Library in Stony Creek on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.
The library is also offer a viewing of the classic film, starring Henry Fonda on Sunday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Both events are sponsored by the Friends of WWML. For more information contact the library at 203-488-8702 or wwml.org.

2:00 pm

Civil War Images – Prints and Photographs by CT Artists and Photographers

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

Sunday, April 6
Civil War Images – Prints and Photographs by CT Artists and Photographers
The Lebanon Historical Society and the Connecticut Historical Society
present a colorful program illustrating the drama and glory of the war-time experience through illustrations and photographs.
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

East Lyme Police Station, 278 Main Street, Niantic, CT , 06357

Nicholas F. Bellantoni, PhD, will discuss “Historic East Lyme, Underground” on Sunday, April 6th,part of the East Lyme Historical Society's 2014 Lecture Series. The public is warmly invited to attend this lecture. Admission is free, although donations are always appreciated.
Dr. Bellantoni, who has been excavating in Connecticut for over 30 years, will provide an overview of historical and Native American archaeology in the East Lyme area, as well as the role of historic preservation in making land use decisions. Dr. Bellantoni serves as the state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Connecticut.

2:00 pm

Civil War Images – Prints and Photographs by CT Artists and Photographers

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

Sunday, April 6
Civil War Images – Prints and Photographs by CT Artists and Photographers
The Lebanon Historical Society and the Connecticut Historical Society
present a colorful program illustrating the drama and glory of the war-time experience through illustrations and photographs.
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


11:00 am

FAIR/NLONDON-Hygienic Art's Outdoor Arts Festival

FAIR/NLONDON-Hygienic Art's Outdoor Arts Festival; Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, , 06320

Hygienic Art is now accepting applications the tenth annual Bizarre Bazaar, an outdoor arts festival during New London SailFest. The event will run Saturday to Sunday on July 12 & 13 2014. To apply, artists and exhibitors will mail in an application along with the booth fee, which can be found, along with additional information, at hygienic.org, on Hygienic Art’s Facebook Page and at Hygienic Galleries. Any questions can be sent to our Festival Coordinators Krissa Ressler & Jess Brey at hygbizbaz@gmail.com. Initial deadline for applications is May 16 2014.

For more information and an application please visit www.hygienic.org


3:00 pm

ArtPower Presents: The Monster Who Ate My Peas

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

Tickets: $16 ($10 for children 12 and under).

11:00 am

Family Fun Ice Skating Fundraiser

Northford Ice Pavilion, 24 Fire-Lite Place , Northford, CT , 06472

Family Ice Skating Event to benefit the Calvin Leete Elementary School Playground Fund.

Misc. Events

7:30 am

Teen Trip to New York's Museum of Tolerance

Teen Trip to New York's Museum of Tolerance; Depart from OSHS Parking Lot, 1111 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Rescheduled Date and Time for Old Saybrook Students in Grades 9 - 12 and Grades 7 and 8, if accompanied by an adult parent/guardian.


5:00 pm

Collomore Concert - Kuok-Wai Lio

Collomore Concert - Kuok-Wai Lio; Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT , 06412

A brilliant newcomer to the international piano scene, Kuok-Wai Lio was born in Macau in 1989 and began his piano studies at the age of five. He studied at Curtis and Yale. Recent appearances include performances at the Ravinia Festival, the Salzburg Festival, Marlboro and the Santa Fe Chamber Music festivals. Kuok-Wai has been a prizewinner in international competitions including the Gina Bachauer, Steinway, and Chopin (Tokyo) competitions. His Chester concert will include Schubert’s Four Impromptus, the “Waldstein” Sonata in C Major by Beethoven, and Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major. All ticket-holders are invited to stay for a reception after the concert to meet the performer. This is the 40th anniversary season for the nonprofit Collomore Concert series.

3:00 pm

Chamber Music @ Christ Church Presents: Gavin Black, Harpsichordist

Chamber Music @ Christ Church Presents: Gavin Black, Harpsichordist; Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

Join recording artist and founder of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center, Gavin Black, for a recital featuring J. S. Bach's seminal masterpiece The Well-Tempered Clavier on Sunday, April 6th at 3pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington St., Norwich CT. Love early music? Adore 18th century history? Passionate about all things antique? Then don't miss this opportunity to let us take you back to the baroque! Admission is FREE! Donations may be made to help support the series. A champagne reception will follow the program and audience members will have the opportunity to chat with Mr. Black and examine the instruments. For more information: 860.425.0663 or www.ccsarts.org.

4:00 pm

Ariosti Chamber Players in Concert

Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Stonington, RI

The Arts Commission of Christ Church Westerly invites the public to a concert of chamber music to be performed by the Ariosti Chamber Players. This ensemble is conducted by Dr. Joseph Ceo from the University of Rhode Island and will perform music for flute, clarinet, strings and harpsichord. Eden Casteel, who has been described as a“stunning coloratura soprano “, will be featured on several of the works to be performed by the ensemble. Also on the program is the world premiere of a wonderful new work by local composer Derek Ferris entitled ”Concerto in B-flat major for Chamber Orchestra”. Other works to be performed are the great standards of chamber music composed by J.S. Bach and Leonardo Vinci.

Leamy Hall, US Coast Guard Academy, Mohegan Ave., New London, CT

Shall We Dance, a concert of dance 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

8:00 pm


Karaoke; New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, , 06385

music by Dj Voltage

5:00 pm

Pianist Kuok-Wai Lio

Chester Meeting House, Goose Hill Rd., Chester , CT

Tickets: $21 ($5 for students). Part of the Collomore Concert Series.

8:00 pm

Karaoke at the Moose

Karaoke at the Moose; New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, CT , 06320

music by Dj Voltage

2:00 pm

Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert

Yale Law School Auditorium, 127 Wall St., New Haven, CT

3:00 pm

Cappella Cantorum Concert

John Winthrop Middle School, 1 Winthrop Rd., Deep River, CT


1:00 pm

Build Your Own Terrarium

Build Your Own Terrarium; Natureworks, 518 Forest Road (Rte. 22), Northford, CT , 06472

Need some peace in your life? Try a terrarium. Want a pretty arrangement for your table? Try a terrarium. These contained, easy-to-care-for small worlds offer the sense of calm found while being in nature and be a space to release your inner garden designer. All materials and expert guidance will be provided. Registration is required for this workshop.

9:00 am

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Sixth Annual “Bite Back for a Cure” Charity Walk/Run

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Sixth Annual “Bite Back for a Cure” Charity Walk/Run; Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT , 06880

On April 6, 2014, the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance will be holding their sixth annual "Bite Back for a Cure" Charity Walk/Run at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport Conn., rain or shine. (http://bit.ly/1oQiLiZ)

Individuals are welcome to participate in this event, which offers a three and six mile running course, as well as a one mile loop walk. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will be in attendance to share his support and participation. The event and the TBDA aim to raise funds, increase awareness, promote advocacy and support initiatives to eradicate Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Onsite registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. For participation, donation, or to volunteer, please visit www.TBDAlliance.org, or contact Orna Grand at ornag55@gmail.com.

1:00 pm

'Get Ready for Bluebirds'

Bauer Park, Copse Rd., Madison, CT

Registration required.

8:00 am

Deep River Parks and Recreation

Deep River, Main Street, Deep River, CT , 06417

This single session, 8-hour course, taught by Professional Marine Education, provides a
certificate of completion as partial fulfillment of the requirements to obtain the certification of Personal Watercraft Operation, which allows the operation of motorized recreational
vessels up to 65’ and sailboats 19 ˝’ in length and longer. Prior to taking this class each
student should create an account online at www.ct.gov/deep, then click “Purchase a Hunting/Fishing License” and click the START button. Create an account if you don’t already have one, and then print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class. Once we have entered your score in the DEEP system you will use your account to purchase & print the certificate after the class. Students should bring a pen or pencil to class.


10:00 am

Religious School Open House

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

RSVP requested.


3:00 pm

Daniele Paille Autograph Signing

K&M Sports at Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT , 06385

On Sunday, April 6 from 3-5 PM, K&M Sports will be hosting an autograph signing for Boston Bruins player Daniele Paille!

*For more information call K&M Sports: 860.772.2041*


2:00 pm

Zombies From Beyond

Zombies From Beyond; The Spirit of Broadway Theater, 24 Chestnut Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

-- A musical comedy celebration of American ideals and foibles in the unlikeliest of settings as the Cold War and space race paranoia threaten the good folks in the fictional Milwaukee Space Center in 1955, where the staff is all abuzz at the arrival of rocket scientist, Trenton Corbett. A budding romance with the commander’s daughter, the landing of a flying saucer piloted by a buxom alien aviatrix looking for he-specimens to re-populate her planet, a tap dancing delivery boy, and a quirky secretary all add up to a nostalgic and hilarious toe-tapping must-see musical
Wed & Thurs 7PM; Fri & Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM $32; 860-886-2378

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