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July 20

A total of 45 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

1:00 pm

Photography Exhibit: Snapshots of Adventure

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

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.

11:00 am

Trunk Show: Natural, Colored Diamonds

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

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

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.

1:00 pm

Gallery Family Day

Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT

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.

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.

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

2:00 pm

Reception for Farm, Winery, Bistro II

Six Summit Gallery at Chamard Vineyards, 115 Cow Hill Rd., Clinton, CT

RSVP requested.

Community

12:00 pm

Dog Days at R.J. Julia

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

Free. Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter will bring an adoptable pet.

Art Sampler Workshop, July & August, Ston.

La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington Borough, CT

10 a.m.-noon, for kids and families under the leadership of Stonington artist, Juan O'Callahan; free and open to all; (860) 535-2300.

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Aug. 10

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.

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.

Guided Walking Tour, June, Ston.

Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington Borough, CT

2 p.m., weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $10 adults; $5 students (to age 18); (860) 535-1440.

Guided walking tours of Stonington Borough, sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society, will take place, weather permitting, at 11 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons through the end of August. Additional walking tours will be offered on Aug. 9 and 10 during the Battle of Stonington Bicentennial weekend.
Tours, starting at the Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water Street, include lively anecdotes about sea captains, merchants, artists, writers, and others of the 19th- and 20th-centuries, whose homes still line the lanes of the village.
The walking tour is $10 per adult, $5 per student (to age 18). Participants are also invited to visit the Old Lighthouse Museum and the Capt. Palmer House for a combined admission of $15 for adults and $10 students. Tour is limited to the first 15 people who arrive.
For more information call (860) 535-8445 or visit www.Stoningtonhistory.org. For weather-related questions on day of tour, call the Lighthouse Museum at (860) 535-1440.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

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.

1:00 pm

Downton Abbey Tea

Avery-Copp House, 154 Thames St., Groton, CT , 06340

Enjoy an English Style Tea, play Downton Trivia, learn about 'How Servants Lived'

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Walking Tour, Sundays

Avery Farm House Gateway, 245 Lambtown Road Extension, ,

2 p.m., meet at the southern gate of Lambtown Road Extension, near the Groton-Ledyard border a few minutes before 2 p.m. and park on the left; free and open to the public; sponsored by Groton Open Space Association; free; (860) 574-5111.

visit: http://gosaonline.org/2014/02/avery-farm-tour-sign-up/

11:00 am

Walking Tours of Stonington Village

Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington, CT

weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $10 adults; $5 students (to age 18); (860) 535-8445.

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

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

Fairs/Festivals

12:00 pm

Denison Farmers Market

Denison Farmers Market ; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Ave., Mystic, CT , 06355

Sundays through October.
18th Century Purity Farm - fruits and vegetables

Aiki Farms - sprouting lentils, mung beans, garbanzo beans, red winter wheat berry, pea shoots, buckwheat, lettuce, wheat grass juice, buckwheat and pea shoots, spicy Asian mix, Thai basil, beets, radishes, carrots, and potatoes.

Bread n Cookies - breads and cookies

D&L Burton Farm - vegetables and fruits (pesticide free)

Davis Farm – seasonal vegetables and corn, fresh eggs, corn meal

Dragon Blood, LLC - Dragon Blood Elixir hot sauce, unique destiny hot sauce, chutney, condiments, BBQ

Flatland Alpacas - Alpaca fiber, roving, yarn, hand-knit and woven items, handmade soap in an alpaca sweater, certified naturally grown goat meat, hickory and walnuts

Groton Family Farm - free-range eggs, veggies, wool and fruit.

Haider Farm - certified organic veggies, beef, pork, relish, eggs and greenbrier baskets

Highwater Dairy, LLC dba Beltane Farm - fresh and aged goat cheeses, raw and pasteurized goat milk, goat milk yogurt, cow’s milk cheese, goat/cow milk cheese and goat milk soap

Kate Geary Jewelry - Body care products—lotions, outdoor spray for body, hand-made soaps, scrubs, lip balms, specialty soaps, some hand-made jewelry, original clay buttons & pendants and shoulder & hand bags.

North Stonington Congregational Church - fruit pies made with fruit from local farms and church members. All proceeds go to benefit the Church budget.

Nubo Gelateria - Sells gelato and sorbettos

Stonyledge Farm – naturally grown veggies, fruit, berries, salad greens, seedlings, jam, herbs, cut flowers, beeswax hand cream and lip balm, beef, pork, veal, lamb, chicken, free-range eggs. We will grill our own burgers and dogs during market hours

12:00 pm

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.

Kids/Family

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

5:30 pm

Weird Animals Family Bible Camp

Christ Lutheran Church, 24 Society Road, Niantic, CT , 06357

Take a walk on the wild side at "Weird Animals Family Bible Camp" at Christ Lutheran Church in Niantic, July 21-25 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
It will be a fun, free week for families to enjoy together with surprising adventures, untamed games, lip-smaking snacks, eye & heart opening videos, and incredible music. Kids age 4 through 6th grade accompanied by at least one parent.
Families may pre-register at www.christlcmsniantic.org, or stop by the registration open house on Sunday, July 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
For more information, call 860-739-6849 or visit www.christlcmsniantic.org.

9:30 am

Circus Train & Big Top Show

Valley Railroad, 1 Railroad Ave., Essex, CT

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

9:30 am

Deep River Parks and Recreation

Fenway Park, Yawkey Way, Boston, MA

Grab a spot on the bus!
Deep River Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce bus trip to see a Major League Baseball game this summer.
A bus trip is planned to see the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The first trip is scheduled for Sunday, July 20th. The Red Sox will play the Kansas City Royals in a 1:35 game. Tickets are $78.00 per person and include the cost of the bus and the price of the ticket. Seats are located in Right Field Grandstand 2 & 3. Bus will depart from the Route 9 exit 4 commuter lot. Don't delay, call today! 860-526-6036

1:00 pm

Family Day at Spectrum Gallery

Family Day at Spectrum Gallery; Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

The public is invited to visit Spectrum Gallery and Store for Gallery Family Day, Sunday, July 20 (1-5pm) at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut. Families can enjoy Art and Nature Workshops, Storytelling, Music and a Scavenger Hunt. Family Day is in conjunction with the Gallery’s current exhibit, ALL NATURAL which showcases fine artists, artisans and photographers who use natural materials and nature’s imageryin their work (June 27-August 10). Spectrum Gallery and Store, the newest extension of the Arts Center Killingworth, is open free to the public Wednesday-Saturday (11am-6pm) and Sunday (11am-5pm). For more information about Spectrum, visit www.spectrumartgallery.org or call (860) 767-0742.

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.

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.

Music

5:00 pm

Summer Music Sundays

Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT , 06355

Stroll through Museum grounds and along the waterfront. Relax with friends while enjoying food and beverages outdoors at Schafer’s Spouter Tavern. Located in the heart of the Museum’s village, the tavern offers a full menu available for purchase. Listen to live music performed by local musicians from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make the most of your summer weekends at Mystic Seaport!

6:00 pm

SUNSET KARAOKE at Upper Deck Sports Bar

SUNSET KARAOKE at Upper Deck Sports Bar; Upper Deck Sports Bar, 359 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT , 06498

Join DJC Productions Entertainment for Sunset Karaoke every Sunday night from 6p - 10p on the Upper Deck! Enjoy Dinner and Cocktails and sing a tune. Just look for the Giant Upper Deck! For more info log on to www.djcprodjs.com ,the DJC Pro facebook page: www.facebook.com/djcprodjs or call 860-287-7209

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!

3:00 pm

The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce

Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave., Middletown, 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
https://www.facebook.com/djVoltageKeith.Phillips

9:00 pm

Bashment Sounds

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

7th Regiment Free Performance; New London High School Football Field, 490 Jefferson Ave., New London, CT , 06320

The 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps will perform its 2014 show, "Alexander's Legacy" in exhibition on Sunday, July 20, 2014 4:45 PM
New London High School football stadium
490 Jefferson Avenue New London, Connecticut
Enjoy some free family fun :-)

The 7th Regiment Alumni Association is hosting a food drive the day of the performance. All donations collected will benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center located in New London, CT. You can help by making a donation of “7 for 7th,” (7 non-perishable food items for 7th Regiment.) You can donate as much or as little as you want, every little bit helps.

Nature/Outdoors

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.

Religion

11:00 am

Tea With a Terrorist

Tea With a Terrorist; Tea With a Terrorist, 285 Laurel Hill Ave, Norwich, CT , 06360

The Sufi, like the master of the whirling dervishes from the most widely read poet in America, Jallahudin Rumi, are the smiling happy Muslims who bring love and joy to the world. Why is the meme "terrorist" being so widely used to describe people who most look like they came out of a Christmas nativity scene? Join us each Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in a divine association (lecture) on topics that promise to uplift and enlighten your souls. Tea and Coffee Served

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