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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

11:00 am

Trunk Show: Natural, Colored Diamonds

Lori Warner Gallery, 21 Main St., Chester, CT

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.

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.

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.

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.

10:00 am

ART/OLYME-Marine Art exhibition, featuring the American Society of Marine Artists

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.

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

5:00 pm

The World in Motion Art Opening Reception

The World in Motion Art Opening Reception; The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old LYme, CT

An exhibition and sale of new photographs by Peter Daitch. The theme of motion of light and color aptly reflect this artist's point of view. Opening reception Saturday, July 19th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com .On view from July 19 through August 23. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

5:00 pm

Opening Reception for The World in Motion

The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St, Groton, CT , 06340

This annual outdoor arts festival hosts work from local and regional artists, who in turn have the opportunity to share and sell their artwork. The festival features painting, photography, sculpture and graphic arts pieces. Rain or Shine.

11:00 am

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense; Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, , 06320

Reception 7-10 p.m. July 5
Erotic art from Terry "Davo" Davis, Jacqueline Phillips, Wayne Hitchcock and Kathy LaVallee. Through Aug. 2. Hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and noon-3 p.m. Sun.; (860) 443-8001, hygienic.org.

1:00 pm

Photography Exhibit: Snapshots of Adventure

Women & Family Life Center, 96 Fair St., Guilford, CT

7:00 pm

St. Mark Gala Art Exhibition and Auction

St. Mark Church, 222 McVeagh Rd., Westbrook, CT

Preview: 6 p.m. Tickets available after each Mass and by phone.

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

Author Events

5:00 pm

Stephen Yenser to speak at Merrill House

Stephen Yenser to speak at Merrill House; Merrill House, 107 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

On Saturday July 19 at 5 pm Stephen Yenser will speak at Merrill House in Stonington CT (Stephen Yenser, poet, critic and one of James Merrill's literary executors, speaks about James Merrill's Versions of 'Home'). Stephen Yenser's volumes of poems include The Fire in All Things, which won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Blue Guide. His new manuscript is Stone Fruit. He has written three critical books, including The Consuming Myth: The Work of James Merrill, and is co-editor of five volumes of Merrill's work. He is Distinguished Professor and Director of Creative Writing at UCLA.Please note: the event will take place on the 4th floor and is accessible by stairway only


Friends of Acton Public Library Book Sale (July 17-19)

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT

Thursday, July 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
(860) 395-3184.

benefits library activities and events.

9:00 am

Stonington Farmers Market

Stonington Farmers Market; Stonington Town Dock, 11 Northwest St., Stonington, CT , 06378

Farmers Market featuring Connecticut grown foods, hand made crafts and music. Seasonal and greenhouse veggies and fruits, salad greens, apples, onions, squash, kale, spinach, carrots, mushrooms, etc, eggs, fresh baked breads and baked goods, flowers, cheese, pasture raised beef, poultry, lamb and pork, syrup, honey, jams, jellies, prepared foods, soup, pot pies, sandwiches and more.

10:00 am

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Gales Ferry, Saturdays

St. Luke's Church, Clark Lane and Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

7:00 am

Beach Donut Fundraiser, July 4-Sept. 1, Sat/Sun/Holidays, O.Lyme

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

7 a.m., sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.

4:00 pm

An Evening of Fine Wines, July 19, O.Lyme

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

4-9 p.m., also a silent auction, including a bottle of 15-year old Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon and a gently used wine refrigerator; $15 tasting; $25 includes a 2014 commemorative Sound View wine glass; sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-3266.

11:00 am

Avery Copp House Tours (Fri./Sat./Sun.)

Avery Copp House, 174 Thames Street, Groton, CT

The Avery-Copp House, located at 154 Thames St. in Groton, will be open to the public for guided tours through October 12. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children under age 12.
The Colonial style house, built in the early 1800s, was Victorianized at the turn of the 20th century. It houses the story of an American family that lived there for 200 years. Furnishings are original and a testament to Yankee thrift, inventiveness and hard work. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on the terraced lawns overlooking the Thames River.
The house is open seasonally and by appointment year round. Events for families and the general public are offered throughout the year, including a Fall Garden Party, a Christmas Open House, Charles Dickens dramatic readings, tours and lectures.
Visit www.AveryCoppHouse.org.

9:00 am

Farmers Market

Ashlawn Farm, 78 Bill Hill Road, Lyme, CT

10:30 am

Pop-up Card Workshop with Yevgeniya Yeretskay

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Free. Registration required.

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.

7:30 pm

Square Dance, July 19, Franklin

Blue Slope Country Museum, Inc., 138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin, CT

7:30-10:30 p.m., in the Amish Bank Barn; (860) 377-3740.

1:00 pm

Farmers Market

Williams Park, Broad Street, New London, CT , 06320


9:00 am

Horseshoe Crab Walk, July 12, Westerly

Napatree, , Westerly, CT

9 a.m., lead by Laura Craver-Rogers; meet at the entrance to Napatree by the Misquamicut Beach Club.

8:30 am

Clinton Family Day

Clinton Family Day; Clinton Town Beach, Waterside Lane, Clinton, CT , 06413

Family event for children aged 4 through 12. A day filled with races, arts and crafts, prizes, waterslide, popcorn, watermelon, tug-of-war, obstacle course and many more activities. This is a FREE event offered to the families of Clinton. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call the P & R Office at 860-669-6901.

8:00 am


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

Charlestown’s General Stanton Inn Flea Market, now celebrating its 49th season, is opening up its 7 acres to members of the community who’d like to set up “instant yard sales” there this Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m.-3p.m.
Instead of paying regular vendor rates of $20-35. per day, depending on location, for a 10 x 20-foot space, anyone setting up at this special yard sale Saturday, will be given as much room as they can use and will be charged for only one space. To reserve yard sale space, contact The General Stanton Inn Flea Market:401-364-1818 or 401-364-8888 http://www.generalstantoninn.com Individuals setting up "instant yard sales" on the grounds of The Gen. Stanton Inn, will benefit from the Flea Market's built-in advertising and publicity and its ever-expanding customer base.

12:00 pm

East Shore Day

Hannah's Dream Park, Fort Nathan Hale, and Black Rock Fort, Woodward Ave., New Haven, CT

Hannah's Dream Park, Fort Nathan Hale, and Black Rock Fort on Woodward Ave., New Haven; Pardee Morris House, Lighthouse Rd., New Haven

9:00 am

Church of Christ Lawn Sale

Church of Christ Congregational, 192 Thimble Islands Rd., Stony Creek, CT

Benefits the Church of Christ.

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.

10:00 am


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.

4:15 pm


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.

1:00 pm

Bipolar/Depression Group, every Sat., Norwich

William Backus Hospital, 326 Washington St., Norwich, CT

1-3 p.m., Room 130; to learn about the group, call 1-800-842-1501, ext. 110.


11:00 am

Grove St Cemetery Tours

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

One (1) Hour Walking Historical Tour of New Haven Historical Persons - Eli Whitney Inventor


11:30 am

Clinton Bluefish Festival

Clinton Town Dock, Riverside Dr., Clinton , CT

Events at Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 E. Main St., and Clinton Town Dock, Riverside Dr.

10:00 am

Lotta LEGO®s

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Dive into plastic containers filled with colorful building bricks and create a work of art. For children in kindergarten and up with an adult.

7:30 pm

Square Dance at Blue Slope Country Museum and Farm

Square Dance at Blue Slope Country Museum and Farm, 138 Blue Hill Rd. , Franklin, CT

No Experience Necessary! Singles, Couples, Families; Young & Old; Dance: Squares and Lines. Hoedown held in the Bank Barn.

9:00 am

Madison Antiques Show

Madison Green, , Madison , CT

Admission: $4 (free for children under 10). Benefits North Madison Congregational Church outreach projects.

3:00 pm

Celebrate East Lyme Fireworks at night “Bash by the Bay”

Main Street , Main Street, East Lyme, CT

Celebrate East Lyme is a true summertime bash. Tasty treats, 200 unique vendors, live music/performances (3 live music stages), cooking demonstrations, art and author walk, children's area and more, ending with a spectacular fireworks display over Niantic Bay! The sandcastle competition is always a treat; bring your camera!

10:00 am

Craft Expo

Guilford Green, , Guilford , CT

Admission: $9 ($7 for seniors; free for members, children under 12, and active military; $15 for multi-day pass). Benefits the Guilford Art Center.

5:00 pm

St. Clare Church Summer Carnival

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

Wristband special: $20.


9:30 am

Circus Train & Big Top Show

Valley Railroad, 1 Railroad Ave., Essex, CT

Tickets: $20 (free for children under two).

8:00 am

Flea Market

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

The many vendors at coastal RI's Gen. Stanton Inn Flea Mrkt. have est. somewhat of a "cottage industry" over the past 49 years, of helping people with cottages furnish & decorate them--inside & out. Whether it's a hand-crafted whirly-gig to launch outside on the cottage lawn or a time-tested collection of nautical lamps & sea glass to let the inside glow, The Gen. Stanton Flea Market has a large supply of unique collectibles & antiques to make a cottage a cottage.As schools close & cottages open for the summer,vendors at The Flea Market stock their booths with items to buoy the spirits of cottage owners, cottage renters & everyone else. The Gen. Stanton Inn Flea Mrkt. is the area's largest, oldest & most popular. Free admission/$2. parking fee Sundays only. 401-364-1818/401-364-8888

9:00 am

Day on the Green

Westbrook Town Green, , Westbrook , CT

Benefits the Westbrook Historical Society.

Misc. Events

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

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

Charlestown's General Stanton Inn Flea Market will be blossoming from it's "Sundays only" hours to its expanded summer hours, opening on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, all from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning May 24 and continuing on through Columbus Day, October 13. Now celebrating its 49th season, The General Stanton Flea Market is one of the oldest, largest and most popular flea markets in the area. Set on seven, tree-shaded acres of the historic Inn (est. 1667), this Flea Market flourishes with rows of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, art, new merchandise, farmers'market items, & for a second season, an indoor oasis, "Matilda's Daughter" boutique. Admission is free. A $2.parking fee is charged on Sundays only. New vendors are welcome every weekend. 401-364-1818.

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.

1:00 pm

Downton Abbey Teas

Downton Abbey Teas; Avery-Copp House, 154 Thames St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Avery-Copp House will host a series of English “Downton Abbey” teas in the front parlor of the Victorian house located at 154 Thames St. in Groton. The teas, which include desserts, start at 1 PM on July 19 and 20 and at 6 PM on July 23.

Guests are invited to dress up in period fashion and try their skill at a Downton Abbey inspired trivia game. Guests will also be given a guided tour of the servants’ quarters and kitchen.

Admission is $15 and reservations are required. The July 20th tea is already sold out and space for the other days is limited. To reserve, or for more information, call 860-445-1637 or email averycopphouse@sbcglobal.net.

12:00 pm

Ella's Summer Culinary Series: July

Ella's Summer Culinary Series: July; Ella's Fine Food & Drink, 2 Tower Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Join us for our summer culinary series with Chef Jeanie! Chef Jeanie is owner/operator of Ella's Fine Food & Drink in Westerly, RI as well as The Perfect Caper in Punta Gorda, FL. She is a 5-time James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist, Best Chef South Region and specializes in local sourcing and well balanced flavors. This is a rare opportunity to learn some of her secrets in the kitchen.

Includes appetizers, wine & plenty of enjoyment! Discounted rate if you sign up for the July & August classes at the same time.

Call to reserve today as space is limited!



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!

8:00 pm

Jonathon Edwards

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

4:00 pm

Summer Concert by the Pond

Ivoryton Congregational Church, 57 Main St., Ivoryton , CT

Freewill offering benefits church's Music Fund.

6:00 pm

-5th annual Beatles Concert

Koffee Works, 83 Halls Rd, old lyme, CT , 06371

Ticket To Ride (a Beatles tribute band) Performs its annual free concert. Great fun for the whole family. Awsome Food and beverage, Ice Cream, great music and fun. Bring your own chair and go back in time. No outside food or drink allowed.

Traditions Festival; Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

The bands at this year’s Traditions Festival partake of all sorts of influences essential to the founding of rock’n’roll. Whether it’s Little Ugly’s combination of lyrical songs, acoustic instruments, and rocking vibe, the reinvention of string band music and delta blues by Craig Edwards and the Root Farmers, the original neo-honky-tonk stylings of Joe Fletcher, Ron Gallo, Andrew Combs and the Hang Ten & a Half Band, the masterful folk/rock storytelling art of Dan Blakeslee, or the flat-out blues rock of the Silks, every band tells part of the tale of this vital American music.

7:00 pm

Open Dance Party

Dance in Rhythm, 19 S. Main St., Branford, 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

6:00 pm

Riverfire featuring "Real Diamond" Al Fresco

Rotary Park , Kennedy Drive, Putnam, CT

Enjoy river ambiance with a stroll along the Putnam River Trail. The premier Neil Diamond Tribute Band performs during this installment of Riverfire. Riverfire will be lit during intermission. Get in the RiverFire mood - it's a special time here in Putnam, Connecticut. Make it a night - Dine in downtown or picnic in the park!

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


11:00 am

Community Clam Dig

Surf Club, , Madison, CT

Supplies and instruction provided. Shellfish license required; available at the event, Town Campus, and Captain Morgan's.

9:30 am

'Cruisin’ for Osprey Chicks'

Departs from Eagle Landing State Park, 14 Little Meadow Rd., Haddam, CT

Reservations required.

Open Days Program Garden Tour - North Stonington/Stonington; Blue Flag Farm, 449 Pendleton Hill Road, North Stonington, CT , 06359

Explore two private gardens in North Stonington and Stonington, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at Blue Flag Farm or see website for additional location. Features more than 600 daylily cultivars, large and small, among rock outcroppings and combined with other perennials; and a long, century-old boxwood hedge, rose arbors, interesting outbuildings including a carriage house, a grapery, and a greenhouse.

10:00 am

FREE Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Native Plant Collection

FREE Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Native Plant Collection; Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Arboretum offers Free Guided Tours of the major collections every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer.

This Saturday 7/19, you can experience the beauty and diversity of plants and wildflowers indigenous to eastern North America in the Native Plant Collection.

Tours are free and open to the public.

Meet at the blue sculpture located near New London Hall on the campus of Connecticut College at 10 a.m.

For more information, please visit: http://www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum/visiting-the-arboretum/public-tours/
or call: 860-439-5020 M-F 8:30am - 12:30pm.

And don't forget to like the Arboretum on Facebook for even more fun events: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutCollegeArboretum

7:00 am

Outer Island Art Experience Workshops

Outer Island in the Thimble Islands of Stony Creek, , Stony Creek, CT

Donation: $10 (includes ferry transportation). Registration required.

10:00 am

FREE Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden

FREE Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden; Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Arboretum offers Free Guided Tours of the major collections every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer.

This Saturday 7/12, explore a mature collection of ornamental trees and shrubs from around the world. This International Garden for Peace also contains a Japenese-styled garden.

Tours are free and open to the public.

Meet at the blue sculpture located near New London Hall on the campus of Connecticut College at 10 a.m.

For more information, please visit: http://www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum/visiting-the-arboretum/public-tours/
or call: 860-439-5020 M-F 8:30am - 12:30pm.

And don't forget to like the Arboretum on Facebook for even more fun events: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutCollegeArboretum

9:30 am

Osprey Cruise on RiverQuest

Osprey Cruise on RiverQuest; RiverQuest, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

Cruise quietly from RiverQuest's home berth at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam to observe and learn about the Osprey, a bird of prey also known as the Fish Hawk. This time of year, the baby Ospreys will be at the edge of the nest, thinking about taking their first flight! Nests are located along the lower Connecticut River, on day marker navigation aides, manmade nesting platforms and in trees. We will get close up views and also educate all on the Osprey and any other birds/wildlife we may see on our journey, including Bald Eagles. There will be complimentary coffee and tea. Bring your own breakfast onboard if you’d like. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com more information and to reserve your spots with easy on-line booking. Cost is $40 per person. No children under 10 please. RiverQu

9:30 am

Workshop: 'The Great Summer Cutback'

Natureworks Garden Center, 518 Forest Rd., Northford, CT

9:30 am

The Great Summer Cutback

The Great Summer Cutback; Natureworks, 518 Forest Road (Rte.22), Northford, CT , 06472

Join Natureworks owner, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, for a lesson in extreme pruning! She will show you how to courageously cut back many perennials to encourage re-bloom. Learn how to open prune your roses in July and give them the mid-summer feeding that they require for a second season of color. Observe deadheading techniques that will make your summer garden come to life once again!


1:00 pm

Riverside Croquet Tournament

Riverside Croquet Tournament; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

The Connecticut River Museum introduces its first Riverside Croquet Tournament on the Samuel Lay House lawn. The event will take place on Saturday, July 19th at 1:00 pm. Eight teams of three will compete in brackets in our Nine-Wicket Croquet Competition.

Grab two of your friends, come up with a team name and join us for a fun afternoon to compete for the River Wicket Cup. Dress up in traditional croquet whites, go Great Gatsby themed or come casual – prizes will go to the best dressed team! First place team will receive the coveted River Wicket Cup!

$75 per team, free for spectators.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Contact Phyllis Stillman at 860 767 8269 or at pstillman@ctrivermuseum.org for more information or to register your team.


7:00 pm

Dinner and Comedy Night Fundraiser

Wallingford Elks Club, 148 S. Main St., Wallingford , CT

Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Dinner: 7 p.m.; Show: 8:15 p.m. Benefits the North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy scholarship and charity programs.

8:15 pm

Bright Half Life

Bright Half Life; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

A kaleidoscopic love story, Bright Half Life collides an ever-shifting present with fragments of the past. Erika and Vicky are hurled through 25 years of love and heartbreak in a collection of the moments that make up a life.

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