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May 11

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Art Exhibits/Openings

12:00 pm

Alexey von SchlippeSpring Exhibit

Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT

an exhibition featuring the outstanding work of these four Artists:
Karen Rand Anderson, Mark Dixon, Lynn Stephens, Rachel Siporin; through June 7

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.*

5:00 pm

Spring Art Shine Opening and Exhibition

Spring Art Shine Opening and Exhibition; Old Lyme - Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The 2014 annual spring Art Shine Exhibition and Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, April 10, from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Ludington Gallery. The Library will host three exceptionally fine artists of regional and national recognition: photographer Susan Higgins, painter Jacqueline White Jones and painter/illustrator Rosemary Webber.
The exhibit will be on display through May, 31. The art exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. A portion of the sales goes to support the Library. The Library is located at 2 Library Lane, off Lyme Street in Old Lyme. Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10 am to 7 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

10:00 am

Gallery One and Friends Group Show

Gallery One and Friends Group Show; Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT

Works by artist members and associates of this southeast shoreline co-operative gallery, which features the work of mid-career artists in a wide variety of media and styles, from representational to abstract, in photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture and ceramics. Opening reception on Sunday, May 11 from 2-4pm. Artists' Talk on Sunday, May 18 from 2-4pm. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 12 - 4pm. Mill Gallery at Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St, Guilford

6:00 pm

Lyme Academy College's Senior Studio Exhibition Opens April 11

Lyme Academy College's Senior Studio Exhibition Opens April 11; Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

An exhibition of artwork by seniors at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts opens at the Collegeís Chauncey Stillman and Sill House Galleries on Friday, April 11, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. These seniors are studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and will graduate in May 2014. The Senior Studio experience at the College allows students to refine their vision and develop a skill set in order to create a body of work that exemplifies their individual interests, talents, and artistic sensibilities. The Senior Studio Exhibition 2014 reflects the culmination of this project. Students will be present at the opening reception and available to discuss their work. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public; all are welcome. The exhibition runs through May 17.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Gallery One & Friends

Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery, 411 Church St., Guilford , CT

11:00 am

OIL + WATER Group Show

OIL + WATER Group Show; Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT , 06515

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents its spring group show, OIL + WATER, from April 24 through May 25, Opening Reception on May 9 from 6pm - 9pm, and several events coordinated with Westville’s 17th annual ArtWalk on May 10: Art Yard Tag Sale, Children’s Event: Oil and Water Painting. The show will feature work by all 25 Kehler Liddell Gallery member artists. This unique collaboration of the Gallery's painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists presents diverse interpretations of these icons of opposites—oil and water. The Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555.

5:00 pm

David Dunlop - Travels Through Atmosphere

David Dunlop - Travels Through Atmosphere; Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road, madison, CT , 06443

David Dunlop, well known Connecticut artist and popular host of the Emmy award-winning PBS series Landscapes Through Time, pushes the envelope in his experiments with atmosphere, motion, color and light in his solo exhibition of 35 oil paintings. From New York City to the Connecticut shore, his paintings are an adventure through time and motion. Join us tonight for wine and hors d'oeuvres and meet the artist David Dunlop.

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.

12:00 pm

Opening Reception Weekend for Doors of Perception

Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit St., Ivoryton, CT

11:00 am

May Exhibition, Artists Jane M. White & Pam Carlson

May Exhibition, Artists Jane M. White & Pam Carlson; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 West Main Street, Chester, , 06412

Artists Jane M. White & Pam Carlson
Art Gallery at the Mill House

Apr 25 - May 29, 2014

Fri, May 2, 5-8 pm

Work by local artists Jane M. White and Pam Carlson will be on display for the month of May with an opening reception during Chester’s annual May Day Night Gallery and Shop Openings. Stroll around Chester’s galleries and boutiques and take in the spring evening air as you experience artistic interpretations of the surrounding landscape.


Fri - Sun, 11 am - 4 pm

Art Gallery at the Mill House
5 West Main Street†
Chester, CT 06412
gallery†860 322 4566


3:00 pm

Robert J. Light Memorial Celebration

Robert J. Light Memorial Celebration; Guilford Community Center, 32 Church Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

The family & friends of Robert J. Light invite the community to celebrate his life. Bring your stories and memories of Bob to this nondenominational memorial get-together on Sunday, May 11, 3–5pm in the Guilford Room at the Guilford Community Center, 32 Church St, Guilford, CT.

Plant Sale, May 9-11, Gales Ferry

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT

noon-4 p.m., held by The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Lourdes Church; (860) 464-2896.

May 9 - noon-4 p.m.
May 10 - 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
May 11 - after 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

5:00 pm

The Destination, 2nd Sundays, Salem

Christian Community Center, 249 Hartford Road, Salem, CT

5 p.m., light supper; 5:45 p.m., worship; free childcare provided.

Bluff Point State Park, 1 Depot Road, Groton, CT

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and New London Maritime Society are co-hosting a Motherís Day Walk at Bluff Point State Park from 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday.
The walk is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund.
We meet at 3 p.m., Sunday May 11 at Bluff Point State Park, 1 Depot Road, Groton. Tickets are $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.
Bluff Point State Park occupies an undeveloped peninsula on Long Island Sound between the Poquonnock River and Mumford Cove. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Executive Director Maggie Jones will lead a walking tour of native spring wildflowers and wildlife, winding up with a Motherís Day tea (lemonade, grapes and cookies). Registration is required by calling the nature center at (860) 536-1216.
In addition, both the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road in Mystic, and the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St. in New London, are offering free admission to all moms and grandmothers all day on Motherís Day. The Nature Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Custom House is open noon to 3 p.m.

9:00 am

Mother's Day Weekend Flower Sale

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

Benefits the church's Bell Tower Fund.

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.


12:00 pm

Grove St Cemetery Historical Tours

Grove St Cemetery Historical Tours; Grove Street Cemetery, 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT , 06511

One (1)Hour Walking Tours of Historical Tours - Eli Whitney Inventor


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 Artís 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


10:30 am

Mother's Day Brunch, May 11, Mystic

Mystic Yachting Center, 100 Essex Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Mother's Day is May 11! Celebrate in style at the Mystic Yachting Center. Mystic Aquarium's catering team, Ocean Blue Catering, has cooked up a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. Live music will enhance the fun. There are two seatings - 10:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-2:30pm. Advanced reservations are a must! Moms receive a special gift and a complimentary Mimosa!

Adults: $39.95; Children 4-12 years old: $14.95; Children 3 and under: Free **Aquarium Members receive 10% off.

To make reservations, please call (860) 572-5955 x520 or visit our website at www.mysticaquarium.org

11:30 am

Motherís Day Cruises on RiverQuest

Motherís Day Cruises on RiverQuest; Eagle Landing State Park, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm- Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Mom! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House). On this special day, MOM IS HALF PRICE! This 90 minute narrated cruise is $15 kids (under 2 free) and $20 adults, but, on Motherís Day, Mom cruises for only $10. Let Mom have a relaxing morning, maybe breakfast in bed, a light brunch, then bring your family lunch on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at a fine local restaurant in East Haddam, Chester or Essex. Come aboard and learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River.

8:00 am

All-You-Can-Eat Motherís Day Breakfast

Chester Hose Company, 6 High St., Chester , CT

Cost: $7 ($4 for children 12 and younger).

Misc. Events

5:00 pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra; Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT , 06437

Enjoy this gentle, non physical, meditative and relaxing class with Betty Hamilton of Hypnosis for Health, LLC. Call 203-804-8897 to reserve your spot, or just drop in!! $10.00

10:00 am

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods; Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Exhibit of reproduction trade goods given to the Menuncatuck tribe by the Guilford colonists. Part of the 375th Celebration of the Whitfield House and Guilford. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Included with admission. Free parking.

8:00 am


The General Stanton Inn and Flea Market, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , RI , 02813

Vendors at The Gen.Stanton Flea Mrkt., will be offering one-of-a-kind gift choices Sunday May 11, to customers looking for something special for their one-of-a-kind mothers. And vendors will also be welcoming pre-Brimfield bargain hunters seeking vintage items to sell at their own booths, during the Brimfield Antique and Collectible Shows' first event of the 2014 season, May 13-18. The General Stanton Inn Flea Market is a favorite shopping spot for antique dealers setting up booths at the central MA antique show, the largest outdoor antique show in New England, which is held 3 times per year.
Now in Season 49, this Flea Market opens Sundays only 'til May 18; starting Mem. Day Wknd.-Col. Day, it opens Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays, always 8 a.m.-3p.m. New vendors welcome ea. week.


4:00 pm

Airborne Jazz

Chamard Vineyards, 115 Cow Hill Rd., Clinton, CT

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 at the Moose

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

music by Dj Voltage

8:00 pm


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

music by Dj Voltage

5:00 pm


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

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

5:00 pm

TriBeCaStan - Collomore Concert

TriBeCaStan - Collomore Concert; Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT , 06412

TriBeCaStan, one of contemporary musicís most musically diverse bands, will travel from New York City to perform in the historic Chester Meeting House on Sunday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m. in the final concert of the 40th anniversary season of the Robbie Collomore Music Series.

The New York Times describes TriBeCaStanís sound as ďgenre-bending jazz and world-music.Ē

With TriBeCaStan, the Indian sarod meets surf rock, West African kora merges with Appalachian mountain tunes, and traditional Afghan melodies mingle with East Coast loft jazz. The final package is the result of a virtuosic and exuberant collaboration between some of New Yorkís finest jazz and world musicians.

All ticket-holders are invited to stay for a reception after the concert to meet the performers.

5:00 pm

Choral Evensong with The Anglican Singers

St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT , 06320

The Anglican Singers will present their final service of Choral Evensong for the season on Sunday, May 11, at 5:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London. The 25-voice group, under the direction of Simon Jacobs, will sing music of the English choral tradition by Blow, Tomkins, Pye, Blair and Wesley. There is no charge for the service. For more information visit www.anglicansingers.org, email director@anglicansingers.org or call 860-442-7519.

10:00 am

'Music Sunday: The Music of Mozart'

First Congregational Church of Guilford, 122 Broad St., Guilford, CT



8:30 am

Bird Walks with Chris Woerner

, West Point Rd., Stony Creek, CT

Meet at the far end of West Point Rd., Stony Creek. Part of the Branford Land Trust's Nature Explorer series.


7:00 pm

Baha'i Community Hosts Monthly Devotional

Post Residence, 86 Sandy Point Road, Old Saybrook, , 06475

The BahŠ’Ū Community of Old Saybrook hosts a devotional program the second Sunday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 86 Sandy Point Road. Individuals are invited to share prayers, poems, or readings of a spiritual nature. For more information, call Judy Post at 860-391-1244 or Valerie Smith at 860-388-5948.


3:00 pm

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland; Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

Starship Dance Theater is excited to announce the return of "Alice in Wonderland to it's repertoire after 25 years". Sunday, May 11th at 3pm at the Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton. Tickets available at the Studio - $15/adult and $10/child. More information on our website: www.Starshipdance studio.com.

5:00 pm

9th Annual Young Playwrights Festival

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center - Dina Merrill Theater, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

The O'Neill is excited to announce that five plays will be developed and presented during its Ninth Annual Young Playwrights Festival, May 9-11, 2014. This year featured 140 submissions from student playwrights nationwide. The festival selections include:

The Adventures of Millennial High School Students by Jake Romano; Clark Lane Middle School
Aftermath by Caitlin McQuade; Classical Magnet School
Ben Loved Phoebe, Ben Hates Tea by Sarah Stryker; Waterford High School
Good Guy, Bad Guy, Bad Guy, Bad Guy by Sasha Volkerts; New London High School
The Perfect Mistake by Lauren Rusk; ISAAC Ė Interdistrict School for Arts & Technology

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