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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

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

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.

6:00 pm

Screening of the award-winning Documentary ALL ME: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert

Screening of the award-winning Documentary ALL ME: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert; Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT , 06515

As part of the exhibit New Haven’s Own Winfred Rembert (on view July 31- August 31), Kehler Liddell Gallery presents two screenings of the award-winning documentary ALL ME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WINFRED REMBERT, to be held at the gallery on August 16 and August 21 at 7:00pm. The August 16 screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist and the film’s director Vivian Ducat. On August 21, Rembert will do a carving demonstration at 6:00pm, prior to the screening. Both the exhibit and screenings are free and open to the public.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. It is free and open to the public.

5:00 pm

Pause for Beauty - A Call to Artists

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

Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery is seeking original works inspired by a call to Pause for Beauty. This show is a remembrance to pause for the beauty around us; to stop and smell the roses, savor the moment and join with family and friends to celebrate Life and Beautiful Art.

Entries will reflect the artists’ unique view of what beauty is. Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this should prove to be an interesting show. Works will be selected through a jury process. The show will run from October 1-31 with an opening reception Friday October 3 from 5-7:30 pm.

We are pleased to announce Carol Dunn as our guest juror. Carol is an award-winning printmaker, photographer and mixed media artist.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

10:00 am

-Local Plein Air Artists Exhibit at the Mystic & Noank Library

-Local Plein Air Artists Exhibit at the Mystic & Noank Library; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

The Mystic & Noank Library Ames Room art exhibit for August 2014 features a local group of plein air artists. The artists meet weekly at a variety of locations in southeastern Connecticut, working in oils and watercolors.

The artists represented in the exhibit are: Karin Bastidas, Carmel Bourneuf, Mary Carey, Toby Hohenstein, Brenda Manning, Joyce Maurice, Janvier Miller, Ray O’Connell, Dan Potter, Betsy Broughton Shafer, Nina Stimson, and Peggy Traskos.

The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours when the room is not in use. For more information, call (860) 536-7721, email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org, or visit www.mysticnoanklibrary.org.

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

7:00 pm

I FEEL BAD

I FEEL BAD; Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Casey Spectacular, and his fellow witches, brings us on a journey of sadness, through a world of melancholy youths, isolating situations, and modern theatrical mythology. We all feel bad, why hide it? “I Feel Bad” celebrates our horrible feelings, letting us laugh at, sympathize, and share, this gruesome human emotion. Through Painting, mixed media, and video, the viewer is plunged into a visual requiem for the human experience. However dark, tragic, or dramatic the subject matter, the art is always entertaining in nature. Come and enjoy this misery. runs until September 6th. Hygienic Galleries is open Tuesday - Sunday.

Author Events

7:00 pm

Robert Conard, The Saga of Kee

Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., Guilford , CT

Reservations required.

Community

Save Ocean Beach Meeting

Ocean Beach Park, Nautilus Room, New London, CT

6:30 p.m., (860) 235-6987.

5:30 pm

Beachcomber’s Night

Downtown Madison, , Madison, CT

Benefits the Madison Food Pantry.

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.

6:00 pm

Monthly Meeting, Aug. 21, Groton

Branch 20, Fleet Reserve Association, 242 Thames St., Groton, CT

6 p.m., Auxiliary; 7 p.m., Branch.

12:00 pm

7th Annual New England Lobster Bake, Aug. 21, O.Lyme

Lymes Senior Center, 27 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

noon, tickets are $26 and must be purchased by Aug. 1; call to sign up (860) 434-4127.

Lobster, steamers, corn on the cob, potatoes, Judy's famous clam chowder and watermelon.

8:30 am

Waterford Senior Services

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

8:30 a.m., zumba gold; 9 a.m., strength I; 10:15 a.m., strength II; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $3 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., canasta; 4:30 p.m., get out of the house group; (860) 444-5839.

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

“Film - Food, Inc.,” a documentary explores the U.S. commercial food industry free; (860) 444-5805.

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.

7:30 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

7:00 pm

Bingo, Thursdays, N.London

Retired Armed Forces Association, 135 Garfield Ave., New London, CT , 06320

7 p.m., open to the public; (860) 447-0055.

3:00 pm

Niantic Farmers Market

6 Methodist St., 6 Methodist St., Niantic, CT

9:30 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Thursdays

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

9:30-11:30 a.m., line dancing;
noon-3 p.m., dominos;
(860) 599-3285.

** Last Thursday of each month:
11:30 a.m., Book/E-reader Club with light lunch.

10:00 am

Get Your Dogs Nails Trimmed and Support the East Haven Animal Shelter

East Haven Animal Shelter, 183 Commerce Street, East Haven, CT , 06512

Michelle Cicarella of Lucky Dog Grooming will perform dog nail trimmings. The trimmings will be $10 per dog and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the shelter. Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks made payable to the East Haven Animal Shelter. Michelle will perform the nail trimmings ongoing at the shelter on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

7:30 pm

Families Anonymous, Thursdays, O. Saybrook

Grace Episcopal Church, Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

7:30 p.m., for family or friends affected by drugs, alcohol or emotional problems; (860) 739-2483.

11:00 am

Latin Line Dance, Thursdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

11 a.m.-noon, Exercise Room 1; instructed by Marjorie Winslow; $30 for 8-week session; (860) 441-6785.

Tech Talk with Dick & Wally, Aug., Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

9-10 a.m., $1.00; open to all; choose your topic of interest; (860) 441-6785.

10:00 am

Community Knit, Thursdays, N.L.

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

10-11:30 a.m., bring knitting materials; (860) 447-1411.

7:00 pm

Swing Class

Swing Class; Bodi N Motion, 2351 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, , 06437

Tired of sitting and watching others dance and have fun at parties and weddings? Come learn East Coast, Lindy and West Coast Swing & enjoy the groovin' music of Pop, Rock & Swing Bands. This one hour class is for Beginners and Intermediate dancers. Partners are suggested but not necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can slide, no sandals.

10:00 am

Get Your Dogs Nails Trimmed and Support the East Haven Animal Shelter

East Haven Animal Shelter, 183 Commerce Street, East Haven, CT , 06512

Michelle Cicarella of Lucky Dog Grooming will perform dog nail trimmings at the East Haven Animal Shelter on Thursday, March 20th from 10am – 1pm. The trimmings will be $10 per dog and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the shelter. Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks made payable to the East Haven Animal Shelter. Michelle will perform the nail trimmings ongoing at the shelter on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

10:00 am

Clayworks, Mon./Wed./Thurs., Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

Monday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wed.: 6 p.m.
Thurs.: 1 p.m.

Classroom 4, instructed by Nancy Bordeau; $24 day time class, plus green ware; $28 evening class, plus green ware; (860) 441-6785.

12:15 pm

Rotary Club of New London, Thursdays

Rotary Club of New London, Thursdays; Tony D's Restaurant, 90 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

Weekly Luncheon Meeting of the Rotary Club of New London. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

9:30 am

Outdoor Bocce

Smith Harris House Lawn, 33 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

9:30 a.m., Thursday mornings starting June 5; free; call to register (860) 739-5859.

7:30 pm

Narcotics Anonymous, Thursdays, Groton

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

7:30 p.m.

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.

10:00 am

Get Your Dogs Nails Trimmed and Support the East Haven Animal Shelter

East Haven Animal Shelter, 183 Commerce Street, East Haven, , 06512

Michelle Cicarella of Lucky Dog Grooming will perform dog nail trimmings at the East Haven Animal Shelter on Thursday, October 17th from 10am – 1pm. The trimmings will be $10 per dog and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the shelter. Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks made payable to the East Haven Animal Shelter. Michelle will perform the nail trimmings ongoing at the shelter on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

6:30 pm

Bingo

Groton Lodge of Elks, 700 Shennecosett Road , groton, , 06340

6:30 p.m., $11 minimum package; no smoking, no alcohol; doors open at 4:30(860) 445-2163.

10:00 am

Get Your Dog's Nails Trimmed & Support the East Haven Animal Shelter

East Haven Animal Shelter, 183 Commerce Street, East Haven, CT , 06512

Michelle Cicarella of Lucky Dog Grooming will perform dog nail trimmings at the East Haven Animal Shelter on Thursday, December 19th from 10am – 1pm. The trimmings will be $10 per dog and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the shelter. Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks made payable to the East Haven Animal Shelter.

Michelle will perform the nail trimmings ongoing at the shelter on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

7:00 am

New London Rotary Club Morning Meeting, Thursdays

Muddy Waters, Bank St., New London, CT , 06320

7 a.m., every Thursday; $3; guests welcome; (860) 443-5023.

or attend:
noon meeting at Tony D's

9:30 am

Mexican Train Dominoes, E.Lyme

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

9:30 a.m., all levels; Thursdays starting June 12; free; (860) 739-5859.

3:30 pm

Farmers Market

Lisbon Meadown, Routes 169 and 138, Lisbon, CT

Education/Lectures

6:00 pm

'Ask a Lawyer'

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., Branford, CT

Free 15-minute lawyer consultations; sign up in Reference at 5:30 p.m.

8:30 am

AARP Safe Drivers Class

North Haven Senior Center, 189 Pool Rd. , North Haven, CT

For seniors.

6:30 pm

Film

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

One Book, One Region program: Film - Food, Inc. This documentary film explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. It reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture.

7:00 pm

'Feasting from Our Local Farms'

Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Registration required.

6:30 pm

Landscaping for Clean Waterways

Landscaping for Clean Waterways; New London Senior Citizens Center, 120 Broad Street, New London, CT , 06320

A workshop about how to create rain gardens, coastal buffers, and sustainable landscaping that protect local waters from pollution. The program is sponsored by the Riverside Park Conservancy and presented by organic landscape architect Michael Nadeau, founder of Wholistic Land Care Consulting.

Fairs/Festivals

4:00 pm

Brooklyn Fair

Brooklyn Fairgrounds , 15 Fairgrounds Road, Brooklyn, CT

Oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Draft horses, livestock shows, home and garden exhibits, live entertainment, historical displays, special daily events, midway and great food. Please see website for more information.

Kids/Family

6:00 pm

-Open House Luau Party

 -Open House Luau Party; The Children's Workshop, 42 Franklin Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Come in for our luau style open house party! What are your plans for your child’s education this fall? This is a great time to meet the families at The Children's Workshop, get to know the teachers and see what we have planned for the upcoming school year.
What are your plans for your child's education this fall? Space is filling up fast! Learn more about our programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and prek by clicking here: http://www.childrensworkshop.com/calendar-events#/?i=1

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.

1:00 pm

Caregiver Walking Support Group

Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT

Family caregiving can be stressful. Meet other caregivers and former caregivers for supportive discussion and exercise. All walking speeds are welcome. Call VNA Community Healthcare’s Helpline at (toll free) 1.866.474.5230 for more information on this and other family caregiving support groups.

6:30 pm

Spanish Wne Dinner

Spanish Wne Dinner; Ella's Fine Food & Drink, 2 Tower Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Champagne cocktail reception followed by a 3 course wine dinner with pairings for $60 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Limited seating is available, so be sure to call to reserve early!

401.315.0606

10:00 am

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse; Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Included with museum admission to the 1639 Whitfield House and the “Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Trade Goods” exhibit. Free parking.

Music

6:30 pm

UHF/Pizzeria DaVinci

Plattwood Park, Winthrop Rd., Deep River, CT

Part of the “Music and a Meal” summer concert series.

7:30 pm

Concert: The Sommers Rosenthal Family

Madison Beach Hotel, 94 W. Wharf Rd., Madison , CT

Part of the Grassy Strip Concert Series.

7:30 pm

Concert: The Hit Men

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

7:00 pm

Concert in the Garden

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery, 1 Spring St., Chester, CT

Features the Meadows Brothers and Eric Lichter with James Maple. BYOB/picnic. Donation: $10.

8:30 pm

Ben Wolf Quartet

The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

7:30 pm

Phil Rosenthal and Naomi Sommers

Madison Beach Club, 128 Island Ave., Madison , CT

5:30 pm

Thursdays on the Dock

Thursdays on the Dock; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor every Thursday evening from July 10 – August 28th. The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront history. Reduced admission of $5, CRM members free. Cash bar and light snacks. Each week features different Connecticut musicians.

July 10-Small Pond All Stars
July 17-Longsplice
July 24-Don Sineti
July 31-TBA
August 7-TBA
August 14- Uncle John's Band
August 21-Danny Quinn
August 28-Corinthian Jazz Band

9:00 pm

DPI Jazz Trio

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

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