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Art Exhibits/Openings

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014,

Out of the Box Exhibit

Art Exhibits/Openings

Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

OUT OF THE BOX, an exhibition showcasing the work of fine artists who "break out" of the rectangular canvas, sculpt unique objects or shoot photographs of unexpected subjects opens at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store (August 22 - September 28) at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut. A Reception, open to the public to meet artists and enjoy wine and hors d'ouevres is Friday, August 22nd from 6:30-9pm. And on Saturday, September 13, Origami in the Gallery will be held from 11:30-1:30pm, $2 for materials and open to all, no experience required. 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.

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014,

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Art Exhibits/Openings

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St., Essex, CT

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.

Community

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014,

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's

Community

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT

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.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

Back to School Clothing Drive

Community

Town Green
1019 Main St., Branford, CT

Girl Scout Troop 60369 is collecting clothes for Branford kids going back to school. We will accept all items, but want shirts, pants, and shoes. All clothes will be donated to the Branford Clothing Bank. Let's collect clothes so all children can go back to school with clothes that fit.

Bring your items to the Town Green on Sunday, August 24 from 12-3. If you have any questions, email kathmiller87@gmail.com

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Community

Bishop's Orchards Farm Market
1355 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

'Cans for Cancer'

Community

Clinton Chamber of Commerce
50 E. Main St., Clinton, CT

Bring empty cans and plastic bottles (no glass). Benefits families affected by cancer in Clinton and the surrounding communities.

Education/Lectures

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

'Expressive Art and Writing Program with Amy Barry'

Education/Lectures

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

RSVP requested.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

'Costume Collection'

Education/Lectures

Martha Culver House
290 Quinnipiac Ave., North Haven, CT

Fairs/Festivals

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

Chester Fair

Fairs/Festivals

Chester Fairgrounds
Kirtland Tr., Chester, CT

Admission: $8 ($6 for seniors, free for children aged 12 and younger).

Kids/Family

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014,

S'mores on the Shore

Kids/Family

Madison Beach Hotel
94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT

We provide the beach, the fire, and all the ingredients for gooey delicious s'mores - even a guitarist for campfire sing-a-longs! Just bring yourselves and a blanket to sit on.

Sundays 8pm-10pm (weather permitting)

Misc. Events

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014,

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Misc. Events

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

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.

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014,

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Misc. Events

Henry Whitfield State Museum
248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

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.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

Amtrak Exhibit Train

Misc. Events

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
One Railroad Avenue, Essex,

Climb aboard, take a free, self-guided tour to learn about Amtrak's history, and catch a glimpse into the company's future. Displays include vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms, photographs, and other items of memorabilia from Amtrak's creation in 1971 to a model of today's modern-sleeping accommodations and high-speed rail service displays. Interactive displays include railroad horns, trivia questions, workable signals and an engineer's stand.

Join us and discover more about America's love of trains.

Music

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

Try-It Day

Music

The Dance Corner
206 Rte. 80, Killingworth, CT

Registration suggested for mini-classes.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

Concert: Who's Next

Music

Guilford Green
, Guilford, CT

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014,

Line Dancing with Sharyn Farrell

Music

Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton, CT

No partner necessary. Registration required.

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014,

SUNSET KARAOKE at Upper Deck Sports Bar

Music

Upper Deck Sports Bar
359 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

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

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014,

Music / Karaoke

Music

The Burger Beast Tavern
350 east Main St, Clinton, CT

Singing and Dancing at the Burger Beast every Wed, Fri. Sat. And Sunday
Great time great food and drinks

Stage/Theater

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014,

"La Cage Aux Folles"

Stage/Theater

Ivoryton Playhouse
103 Main St, Ivoryton, CT

$42, $37 seniors, $20 students $15 children

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