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July 29

A total of 38 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

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

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

Photographs by Peter Daitch

Photographs by Peter Daitch; The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

An exhibition and sale of new photographs by Peter Daitch through Aug. 23;. The theme of motion of light and color aptly reflect this artist's point of view. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com .

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

7:00 pm

Poet Norah Pollard Speaks at the Mystic & Noank Library

Poet Norah Pollard Speaks at the Mystic & Noank Library; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Poet Norah Pollard will speak at the Mystic & Noank Library as part of the Connecticut Authors Trail. Pollard is the author of three books of poetry, “Death and Rapture in the Animal Kingdom,” “Report from the Animal Hospital,” and “Leaning In.” Wally Lamb calls her books “highly recommended.” Pollard's poetry delves into the world of animals and nature. She is the daughter of famed jockey, Red Pollard. She recently joined poet Edward Hirsch for a reading at the Arts Café Mystic. The annual Connecticut Authors Trail has organized a wide-ranging group of local authors to speak at Eastern Connecticut libraries during July and August. The poetry reading will be followed by question and answers. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call or email the Library.

Business

5:30 pm

Free Business After Hours to support local businesses in construction area!

River Run, 53 School Ground Road, Branford, CT , 06405

A free event to support those businesses who have been affected by the School Ground Road bridge being out of service. Plus - an opportunity to learn more about the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce. All businesses invited!

Enjoy food by Grace’s Grill, drinks and live music while supporting a good cause.

Have any business associates who aren't members of the Chamber? Bring them along!

Let's all help support the businesses at River Run!
Contact the Chamber (203.488.5500, or email Kathy@shorelinechamberct.com) for registration (we need a head count!), questions, directions or additional information.
Be sure to enter School Ground Road via Route 139 to get to the event. It's the plaza just before where the bridge is out!

5:30 pm

Business After Hours

, 53 School Ground Road, Branford, CT

A free event to support those businesses who have been affected by the School Ground Road bridge being out of service. Plus, an opportunity to learn more about the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce. All businesses invited. Registration required for head count.

Community

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-anon

United Congregational Church, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, CT

park in the back.

12:00 pm

Wii Bowling and Card Games for Seniors, 2014, Salem

Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road, Salem, CT

noon-4 p.m., drop in; (860) 859-1130.

7:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Tuesdays/Thursdays

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

5:30 pm

Summer Supper at NCC

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT , 06357

A 48 year tradition continues with traditional roast beef and turkey dinners at Niantic community Church. Loaded with all the fixins including mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw,
green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce and homemade desserts. This year the traditional summer suppers are being held Tuesday, July 15, co-chaired by Jolie Peters and Liz Buhler, and July 29 co-chaired by Ron Johnson and Rich Thomson, from 5:30-7:30 and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 children 12 and under. No reservations are needed and take-out is always available as well as seating in our air conditioned dining
hall.

4:30 pm

Genealogy Club, July 29

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

4:30-6:30 p.m., free; (860) 447-1411.

10:00 am

Tai Chi/Qigong, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2 p.m. - Tuesdays
10 a.m. - Thursdays
5:30 p.m., Wednesdays

$24/daytime classes
$40/evening classes

Exercise Room 1; instructed by Gary Donovan; (860) 441-6785.

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, Tuesdays

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-10 a.m., strength & balance;
10:30-11:30 a.m., Body, Mind & Spirit;
11-11:15 a.m., chair dancing;
11:30 a.m.-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
(860) 599-3285.

9:00 am

E-Books and Your E-Reader, Mon/Tues/Friday, E.Lyme

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

Mondays, 5-9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon
Greg Rice will demonstrate use of the library's e-books; bring e-readers and questions; call to register for one-on-one help session; (860) 739-6926.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Tuesdays, Groton

Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT

7 p.m., step meeting, Tuesdays.

12:00 pm

Farmers Market, June 24-Aug. 26, Tuesdays, Groton

Farmers Market, June 24-Aug. 26, Tuesdays, Groton; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton will host a weekly farmers’ market beginning Tuesday, June 24 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the library lawn. The market will run every Tuesday through August 26. Fresh, locally-grown produce and flowers will be available from The Collins Farm in Oakdale, CT. The Collins Farm has been growing premium vegetables since 1995 and is a featured grower at many of Southeastern Connecticut’s farmers’ markets. Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information. The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold.

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.

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

2:00 pm

Hidden Assets in the Home Landscape

Hidden Assets in the Home Landscape; Lyman Allyn Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06475

Are there ways to get greater satisfaction from your home landscape while at the same time increasing the value of your home? Please join landscape designer Kathy Connolly for a 40-minute talk on new ways to look at the spaces around your home. Learn how some conventional practices undermine the appearance and functionality of our landscapes, while other practices and approaches can bring assets--visual, emotional and financial--"out of hiding." Refreshments and seminar provided by sponsor Martha Gibson.

Fairs/Festivals

6:00 pm

Henna Hands

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

A presentation on the history of Henna and a design to wear home. Ages 8-18. Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration begins on Monday, July 7.

Kids/Family

10:30 am

Peacock Patterns

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

Create intricate “feathered” designs on paper using paint suspended on a seaweed solution (yes, really!) and combs. For ages 9 & up alone; 7 & up with adult attending also. Register now. This program was made possible by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.

3:00 pm

STEM-tastic! ages 8 -12

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

Thank you, UCONN Extension Service and New London County 4-H! Engage in hands-on activities combining the fun of reading with science, technology, math and engineering, presented by our friends from the New London County 4-H. Space is limited, and registration is required and opens June 16th. For ages 8 – 12.

7:30 pm

Grassy Strip Film Series: Monsters University

Grassy Strip Film Series: Monsters University; Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT , 06443

The Madison Beach Hotel is hosting a FREE weekly film festival this summer for the whole family to enjoy! Each Tuesday, enjoy a movie under the stars on our waterfront lawn.

See the whole line-up at GrassyStrip.com

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
Tuesday, July 29th | Sundown

A prequel to the hit "Monters, Inc.", this movie takes a look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

(2013)

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.

6:30 pm

Japanese Shodo-the Way of the Brush

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston post Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Japanese Shodo:the Way of the Brush(Calligraphy) .
Join Cheryl LoPriore of Bushidokai Martial Arts to learn about this art form

1:00 pm

Charlotte’s Web

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

Cost: $20 ($12 for children).

6:30 pm

'Create Japanese Shodo: The Way of the Brush'

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

Part of the library's Young Adult Faction summer series. Registration required.

10:30 am

Outdoor Storytime

Outdoor Storytime; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

Summertime’s the best time for Story Time! The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites children and their families to Summertime Story Time every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. We will gather in our outdoor program area and enjoy a variety of entertaining stories under the shade of the trees in the library yard. In case of inclement weather we will meet inside the library. No registration is needed: the program begins July 1 and ends August 5. For more information please call the library at 860-445-0392.
The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold.

Misc. Events

2:00 pm

Movie Matinee

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

(2013 R 121 mins.) Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Stars Mark Wahlberg.

Music

7:30 pm

Django All-Stars

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

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!

Stage/Theater

8:00 pm

-The Sondheim Project: with Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers, and Chip Zien

-The Sondheim Project: with Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers, and Chip Zien; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

An evening with original Sondheim cast members, including some fascinating stories and recreations of original songs from Company, Into the Woods, and Merrily We Roll Along.

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