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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

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.

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.

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.

11:00 am

Out of the Box Exhibit

Out of the Box Exhibit; Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

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.

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.

Community

1:45 pm

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Our Lady of Pompeii Church Hall, 355 Foxon Rd., East Haven, CT

5:00 pm

Downloading E-Books by appointment

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Contact: Maritza Vargas 860-447-1411 x6 mvargas@plnl.org


Make an appointment with us to learn how to download e-Books to your smart phone or device.

Make sure you device is charged.

Bring your device, library card and any passwords you might need to download apps to your device.

Registration required.

7:00 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Monday nights

Union Baptist Church, 19 High Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

12 Step Program of recovery for people with food issues

12:00 am

Atlantic City Trip, Aug. 25-27

East Lyme Community Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

join Friendship Tours Special Atlantic City & Cape May Trip.

Day 1 - Depart via our deluxe motorcoach for Atlantic City & spend two nights at the Resort Casino located at the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Day 2 - A day in Cape May, NJ for a guided tour of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate.

$281/pp twin/triple or $371/pp single
call to register (860) 739-5859.

8:30 am

Waterford Senior Services

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

8:30 a.m., strength III; 9 a.m., casual bridge; 10 a.m., hearty moves; 10:15 a.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., quilting; (860) 444-5839.

10:00 am

Job Networking Group

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

Registration appreciated.

10:30 am

Line Dancing, Mondays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

10:30 a.m.-noon, Exercise Room 1; instructed by Jack McLaughlin; $27 for 8-week session; (860) 441-6785.

4:00 pm

Pizza, Popcorn & a Movie, Aug. 25, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4 p.m., "12 Years A Slave"; $5; $3 for walk-ins with no pizza; (860) 441-6785.

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.

5:00 pm

Strength Training, Mon/Wed, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., $60 per 8-week session; open to all; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

12:15 pm

Rotary Club of Mystic, Mondays, Mystic

Mystic Hilton, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

12:15-1:15 p.m., visitors welcome; for more information contact Club President, Laureen Morely (860) 608-9967.

*every Monday except Holidays

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.

Amistad Pier, 1 State St., New London, CT

6 p.m., join Amistad America and New London Maritime Society on the Amistad Pier to commemorate this important anniversary and turning point in the history of human rights; Saturday, Aug. 23 through Monday, Aug. 25, Amistad America plans to have the Freedom Schooner Amistad at New London's Amistad Pier. Two three-hour lighthouse sails are planned on Sat. and Sun. from 1-4 p.m.; (860) 447-2501.

4:00 pm

Heart Healthy Fitness, Mon/Wed/Fri, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., $72 per 8-week session; open to all; Mon. Wed. and Fri.; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

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.

6:00 pm

Chess Club, Mondays, E.Lyme

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

6 p.m., all levels and ages; sets and boards provided; free; (860) 739-6926.

7:00 pm

Evening Divorce/Separation Divorce Group

Evening Divorce/Separation Divorce Group; Women & Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Women and Family Life is now offering a Monday evening Divorce/Separation Support Group for women who are at different stages of divorce or separation or who are thinking about getting a divorce. This group meets weekly on Monday evenings.

12:30 pm

Mah Jongg, 2014, Salem

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

12:30 p.m., most Mondays, call to confirm enough players; drop in; (860) 859-1130.

7:00 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, O. Saybrook, Monday nights

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road (Rt. 154), Old Saybrook, CT , 06476

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

6:00 pm

Archive Room Open House, Aug. 25, E.Lyme

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

6-8 p.m., a member of the East Lyme Historical Society will answer questions about the collection and local history; free; (860) 739-6926.

9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Mondays

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

9-10 a.m., Zumba Lite;
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., painting class;
11:30-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
1:30-2:30 p.m., gentle yoga;
1:30-3:30 p.m., wii bowling;
(860) 599-3285.

Education/Lectures

10:00 am

Job Networking Group with CTWorks

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

Job Networking Group with CTWorks

Kids/Family

10:30 am

-Toddler Time: Session I

Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Two to five year olds will delight in listening to stories, singing songs, and making a themed craft. All this free fun takes place in the Community Room. Each program lasts approximately thirty minutes. No need to sign up -- just drop in!
However, we will not hold Toddler Time on the following holiday dates: February 17, May 26, September 1 and October 13.

11:30 am

-Toddler Time: Session II

Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Two to five year olds will delight in listening to stories, singing songs, and making a themed craft. All this free fun takes place in the Community Room. Each program lasts approximately thirty minutes. No need to sign up -- just drop in!

Misc. Events

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.

10:30 am

North Haven Caregiver Support Group

VNA Community Healthcare, Eldercare Resource Center, 2 Broadway, North Haven, CT

Family caregiving is stressful. Meet with other caregivers to get support, advice and encouragement. VNA Community Healthcare’s Caregiver Support Group is free and meets the 1st Monday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at VNA Community Healthcare Eldercare Resource Center, 2 Broadway.

Call their Helpline at (toll free) 1.866.474.5230 for more information on this, and other family caregiving support groups. More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org.

Music

4:30 pm

Try-It Day

The Dance Corner, 206 Rte. 80, Killingworth, CT

Registration suggested for mini-classes.

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!

Darin Keech

Daniel Packer Inn, Water Street, Mystic, CT

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