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A total of 45 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Artist Opening Reception

Artist Opening Reception; Studio M, llc, 29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

This month we will have our artist opening on Thursday July 3rd. Normally we participate in the First Friday strolls in Mystic but since Friday is the holiday, we will be closed. We've moved the opening so more of you can attend! Please stop in to see Jennifer's beautiful landscape paintings. Studio M, llc welcomes aqward winning Plein Air Oil Painter Jennifer Holmes to the Gallery. The show runs July 1st through the 30th during shop hours. Studio M is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. www.studiomframing.com

9:00 am

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

JOHN SARGENT – paintings & monoprints with themes based upon nature and often created with tools repurposed from nature

11:00 am

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 103rd Annual Juried Show

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

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 103rd Annual Juried Show consists of juried artworks from Connecticut artists of all mediums, including photography, sculpture, graphic arts, and painting. CAFA is a non-profit arts organization established in 1910 by a group of renowned Connecticut artists. Their mission is to promote the art of area members. Opening reception Thursday June 26, 6-8pm.

5:00 pm

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06412

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Connecticut River Museum. In honor of this milestone, the Museum will feature the exhibit Reflections: 40 Years along the River. The exhibit will explore the story of the Museum and highlight the many topics that CRM has explored through exhibits, programs and other activities.

Members are invited to join us the evening of July 11 from 5:00-7:00 for an opening reception, held in conjunction with the Museum’s Annual Meeting. The exhibition will be open to the public daily until October 13.

10:00 am

-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition

-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Visitors of all ages will enjoy this summer exhibition of work by the country’s premier maritime artists, on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful sky-lit galleries. A juried exhibition of marine art by the Association’s member artists will be on view simultaneously. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1 pm-5pm.

9:00 am

-Studio 33 presents "Life's a Beach"

-Studio 33 presents Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio33 presents “Life’s a Beach”, a collection of paintings by local artists Gigi Mezzo Genovese and Andrea Wiley. Both women focus their paintings on shoreline centric scenes; with Andrea highlighting the beauties of the marshes, beach & lighthouses, while Gigi focuses on making the everyday beach scenes playful, something you might otherwise overlook. The medium each women works in panders particularly well to their individual styles, with bright saturated acrylics in Gigi’s cheerful scenes and soft, thick oil paints capturing Andrea’s peaceful viewpoint. The show is not one to miss, running from July 2nd through the 30th.

10:00 am

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06320

on view June 14, 2014 – January 5, 2015. The works in this exhibition reveal the artist’s deep immersion in the natural phenomena of his immediate environment, the woodlands of Southeastern Connecticut. His paintings evoke a sense of wonder as viewers, too, become absorbed in the subtle textures, graceful shapes, and vibrant colors of the natural world.
860.443.2545 x129 or info@lymanallyn.org

11:00 am

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery; Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

ALL NATURAL, an exhibition showcasing the work of artists and fine artisans who incorporate natural materials in their work opens at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store (June 27 - August 10). The exhibit includes macro photography of the natural world and fine art and crafts using materials such as sea and river glass, encaustic, wood, feathers, spider web, egg tempera and casein. During the six-week show, the Gallery offers free events to the public including a Family Day, Sunday, July 20, (1-5pm) with Art and Nature Workshops, Storytelling, Music and a Scavenger Hunt. Spectrum is the newest expansion of the non-profit arts organization Arts Center Killingworth, whose mission includes providing opportunities for emerging and established artists to display and sell their work.

9:00 am

The Bison: An American Icon

Mashantucket Pequot Museum , 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT

This exhibit is held Saturday, June 28-Saturday, October 18 and explores the dramatic changes that occurred to bison and its habitat, and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. The Bison features Plains Indian objects, contemporary Native art, popular culture items, small models and sculptures, natural history materials, and vivid images. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. This exhibition was organized by the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT and has been made possible through NEH on the

10:00 am

Elyssa Willadsen, 'Repurposing Everyday Objects'

Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Guilford, CT

Business

8:00 am

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

Apple Rehab Saybrook, 1775 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT

RSVP requested.

5:30 pm

'Old Fashioned Social Networking'

Garvan Point at the Madison Surf Club, Surf Club Rd., Madison , CT

Free Women in Business event. RSVP required.

Community

10:00 am

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites adults to take part in Groundbreaking Reads, our Adult Online Summer Reading Program. Earn a raffle ticket for each book review you submit. Log on to the library’s home page, http://billmemorial.org. Click on “Summer Reading”, then choose the “Literary Elements” tab for adults. Create an account and begin entering your reviews on Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, August 9. Readers can also submit book reviews in person to the library. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified in mid-August. The more you read the more chances to win! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information. The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument St., next to the Groton Monument and historic Fort Griswold.

12:00 pm

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's; The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, One Railroad Avenue , Essex, CT , 06426

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat was proud to launch the Roaring 20's year theme on Saturday, June 14th in conjunction with the Connecticut Office of Tourism's 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day.

Throughout the day, attendees will step back in time upon entering the station, and will experience an era themed authentic car show (six parked vehicles), meet characters from the decade, take a journey on the train, and much, much more! There are endless photo opportunities throughout the day including relaxing in an authentic living room, posing with Roaring 20's characters, and taking a ride aboard the locomotive.

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.

5:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Norwich, Wednesdays

Backus Hospital, 326 Washington Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Norwich

Southeastern Mental Health Authority, 401 West Main St., Building 301, Norwich, CT

7 p.m., all welcome; first and third Wed. of each month; (860) 859-4658.

7:00 pm

Bingo, June 25-Sept. 11, Old Lyme

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., game starts; $12; every Wednesday night from June 25-Sept. 11; sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-3745 or (860) 225-9458.

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.

1:00 pm

Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley

Deep River Public Library, 150 Main St., Deep River , CT

Free, drop-in program includes blood pressure screenings, medication reviews, diabetes education, and more.

5:00 pm

Summer of Science Movie Series

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Contact: mfecteau@plnl.org 860-447-1411 mfecteau@plnl.org


Join us every Wednesday in the summer for our summer movie series. List of movies TBA.
Location: Community Room

4:15 pm

PiYo

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

4:15-5:15 p.m., first in a 5-week session of Pilates and Yoga in one workout; $15; $17 non-residents; call to register (860) 739-5859.

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.

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.

4:00 pm

Heart Healthy Fitness, Mon/Wed/Fri, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., $72 per 8-week session; open to all; Mon. Wed. and Fri.; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

5:00 pm

Strength Training, Mon/Wed, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., $60 per 8-week session; open to all; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

12:00 pm

Field of Greens Farmers' Market

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Montauk Avenue, New London, CT

newlondonfieldofgreens.

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

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

Every Wed.

8:30 am

City of Groton Historical Artifacts Display

City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

Displays of city-related memorabilia from the private collection of Town Historian Jim Streeter. More info at cityofgroton.com. Runs June 12th-August 14th.

Education/Lectures

Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

a talk by Feng Xue Sure on traveling in China. Feng Xue is an experienced guide living in Stonington, CT who takes groups to his native China. The talk will focus on highlights of his recent trips, including Shanghai, Guilin, Beijing and Hangzhou.
Mr. Feng Xue Sure has been a successful businessman, educator and social worker. He is a teacher in Stonington Public Schools, and multi-state Virtual High School besides running his own First Han International Language School. He is an active Rotarian and he is the president of the Rotary Club of Stoningtons. He has established two sister cities and six sister schools between China and the U.S. The talk is free.

Fairs/Festivals

5:00 pm

St. Clare Church Summer Carnival

St. Clare Church, 234 Coe Ave., East Haven, CT

Wristband special: $20.

Kids/Family

12:30 pm

Einstein Hours

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Tangram stories? Paper airplane challenges? Giant bubbles? Synthetic polymers, made by you? Stop by for an ever-changing assortment hands-on activities, cool crafts, and games, led by our awesome Teen Leaders. For ages 5 & up. Drop-in.

10:30 am

Music with Mike ages 0-4;siblings welcome

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Mike Conroy and his guitar are back with a cheerful selection of traditional songs for young children. Be ready to sing and dance! No registration required. Ages 0 – 4; older siblings welcome!

6:30 pm

-Fizz Boom Read: Book Discussions

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

“One Giant Leap.” Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first humans to land and walk on the moon! Enjoy moon related activities and refreshments. Kids will receive a copy of the beautifully illustrated book, "One Giant Leap" by Robert Burleigh, at the discussion. Registration is required. For ages 6 – 9, with adult friend/relative. This program was made possible by the generosity of Andrew Eder.

Misc. Events

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.

Music

6:00 pm

Rock the Docks, Summer Concert Series

Howard T. Brown Park , Chelsea Harbor Dr., Norwich, CT

Summer concerts featuring local entertainment on the scenic waterfront.

9:00 pm

Bulkeley House Karaoke

 Bulkeley House Karaoke; Bulkeley House Saloon, 111 Bank Street, New London, CT

Join DJC Productions Entertainment for Karaoke every Thursday Night from 9p to close! Bulkeley House features a HUGE outdoor patio with 2 bars and 15 HDTV's to watch your favorite sports game! Come sing a tune and enjoy a cocktail! Hope to see you there!

6:30 pm

P.J. Tautkus at Bill's Seafood

Bill's Seafood, 548 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, CT , 06498

P.J. Tautkus will be performing solo at Bill's Seafood Restaurant at the outside Dolly Rose bar.

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

6:30 pm

Family Picnic and Concert: The Navels

Atwater Memorial Library, 1720 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT

Food and drinks available for purchase

5:30 pm

Music at the Mansion

Music at the Mansion; Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill, 421 Wadsworth St, Middletown, CT , 06457

A Month of Music at the Mansion

Middletown, CT. The Friends of Long Hill Estate will once again host their ‘Music at the Mansion’ series in July at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. Opening the 2014 Series on July 2nd will be Goza. On July 9th Eight to the Bar will return to entertain the crowd. Lonely Heartstring Band will perform on the 16th. On July 23rd Brass will be on stage and closing out the season on July 30th will be the Middletown Symphonic Band.

The concerts begin at 6:30 and are free to the public. The grounds will be open for picnicking at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be at the Mansion, at the Wilbert Snow School, 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road. Concerts will be held in light rain, or the threat of showers.

Religion

9:00 am

Vacation Bible School

Franklin Congregational Church, 31 Meetinghouse Hill Rd. , Franklin, CT , 06254

SONTREASURE ISLAND VBS
Who wouldn't want to explore a Caribbean island, with its glittering turquoise waters, warm white sands and cool ocean breezes? Visitors to Son-Treasure Island are welcomed by the scent of ex-otic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating sound of a steel-drum band. But this is no ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all--God's love!
At SonTreasure Island, treasure seekers will watch hilarious skits, play island games, create colorful crafts, and enjoy tropical snacks.
This exciting Island Adventure will be July 14th - 18th from 9:00 - Noon!
Register your 1st - 6th graders for the biggest TREASURE HUNT of the summer at frank-linchurchc

Stage/Theater

7:30 pm

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06423

tickets start at $27, all prices subject to change based on availability; (860) 873-8668.

1:00 pm

MET Summer Encore: Otello

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

8:15 pm

A Power Play; Or, What's-its-name

A Power Play; Or, What's-its-name; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

After State Assemblywoman Alex Hathaway's district suffers a violent and heart-wrenching tragedy, she goes to great lengths to capture a House seat in the next election. She even employs a strange, nameless thing to gain victory over her enemies through supernatural practices. But with all that determination and those ancient powers on her side, how did Alex end up with a community in shambles and a gun pointed at her head?

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