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August 27

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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

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.

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

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

11:00 am

58th Regional Show at MAC

 58th Regional Show at MAC; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

all media show featuring local and regional artists and juried by Power Boothe; also, “Figures, Faces & Food” by Doug Aaberg in the Schuster Gallery; through Sept. 20; (860) 536-7601.
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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.

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.

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.

Community

10:45 am

Tai Chi for Seniors, Wednesdays, O. Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:45 a.m., $5; (860) 388-1611.

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.

5:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Norwich, Wednesdays

Backus Hospital, 326 Washington Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

Flicks @ Six, Aug. dates, Colchester

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

6 p.m., free; (860) 537-5752.

Aug. 7: The Butler
Aug. 14: August: Osage County
Aug. 20: The Invisible Woman
Aug. 27: Life of a King

7:00 pm

Bingo, June 25-Sept. 11, Old Lyme

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., game starts; $12; every Wednesday night from June 25-Sept. 11; sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-3745 or (860) 225-9458.

10:00 am

American Red Cross Blood Drive

CAS Medical Systems, Inc., 44 E. Industrial Rd., Branford, CT

7:00 pm

'Erase Self-Doubt and Awaken Joy, Passion, and Purpose'

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

Free meeting of Madison Happiness Club.

9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Wednesdays

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

9-10 a.m., Zumba Lite;
11:30 a.m.-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
2:30-3:45 p.m., tai chi;
(860) 599-3285.

*8:30-11:30 a.m., wellness appointments with Nurse Judy from the Visiting Nurses Association, the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

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.

9:30 am

Needle Works Group, Wednesdays, E.Lyme

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

9:30-noon, join fellow crafters to work on projects, socialize, and share advice and patterns; free; (860) 739-6926.

1:15 pm

Blood Pressure Clinic, 4th Wed., E.Lyme

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

1:15-2:15 p.m., the 4th Wed. of every month; call for appointment (860) 739-5859.

9:00 am

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Porter & Chester-Branford, 221 W. Main St., Branford, CT

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Every Wed.

12:00 pm

Field of Greens Farmers' Market

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Montauk Avenue, New London, CT

newlondonfieldofgreens.

7:30 pm

Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesdays, Westerly

Grace Methodist Church, 10 Park Ave., Westerly, CT

7:30 p.m.

2:00 pm

New Horizons Band of SE CT, Wednesdays, Noank

Noank Fire House, Elm Street to Mosher St., Noank, CT

2 p.m., Bob Clowes leads sessions for beginner adults and out-of-practice musicians; $5 per session; (860) 334-4677.

6:30 pm

MS Support Group, 4th Wed., New London

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

6:30 p.m., meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, facilitated by a recreational therapist; (860) 442-0711.

7:00 pm

Family Bingo, Wednesdays, Gales Ferry

Gales Ferry Fire Company, 1772 Route 12, Gales Ferry, , 06335

7 p.m. Gales Ferry Firehouse, Route 12; doors open at 4 p.m. with bingo cards sold starting at 6 p.m.; open to all ages but sealed ticket purchasers must be 18 or older; proceeds benefit Ledyard Lions charities; free.

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.

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

Join us every Wednesday in the summer for our summer movie series. We will be showing The Rocketeer.
Location: Community Room

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; 9:45 a.m., flexibility & balance; 10 a.m., hearty moves; 11 a.m., yoga; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., blood pressure clinic; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $3 donation and reservation; 2-4 p.m., ping pong; (860) 444-5839.

1:00 pm

Banjo Man, Aug. 27, O.Lyme

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

1 p.m., Tim Alvord will strum and sing the real oldies; free; (860) 434-4127.

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.

Education/Lectures

7:00 pm

Sci-Fi Book Discussion

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

Dr. Phil Ray, Associate Professor of English at Connecticut College will lead this popular book discussion series.
This month's book:Venus Plus X by Theodore Sturgeon (1960) Sturgeon's stranger-in-a-strange-land story follows Charlie, a regular guy from the 20th century, who is whisked into the future and plunked down into a community called Ledom, where men and women are equal on all planes; the preoccupation with sex is nonexistent; and society in general has apparently found the answers for which humankind has long searched. Still, there seems to be something rotten in Ledom.

Fairs/Festivals

6:00 pm

End of Summer Carnival

END OF SUMMER CARNIVAL, 65 Burban Dr., BRANFORD, CT , 06405

END OF SUMMER
CARNIVAL
St ELISABETH CHURCH
65 Burban Dr., BRANFORD CT
AUGUST 27TH – 30th
Wed., Thurs. & Fr. 6-10PM & Sat. 5-10 PM
RIDES * GAMES * FOOD * FAMILY FUN
Wristband Specials For Rides Every Day!
Sponsor: Knights of Columbus Eldorado Council #10, Branford
Midway by Rainbow Amusements
Collection of Non-Perishable Food items for the Amistad Catholic Worker House in New Haven during the Carnival

Kids/Family

11:00 am

End-of-Summer Bash

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

For families.

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.

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

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!

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

11:00 am

The Doug Aaberg Solo Show

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St, Mystic, CT

“Figures, Faces and Food" by Doug Aaberg in the Schuster Gallery; through Sept. 20; (860) 536-7601.

Nature/Outdoors

5:00 pm

Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour; Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT , 06443

Bring your dog out for an evening of frolicking and fun on our waterfront lawn! There will be treats available for both our 2 and 4-legged guests.

Wednesdays (weather permitting)
5pm-7pm

Stage/Theater

7:30 pm

Raising Arizona - Movie Screening

Raising Arizona - Movie Screening; Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Admission $5

Recidivist hold-up man H.I. McDonnough and police woman Edwina marry, only to discover they are unable to conceive a child. Desperate for a baby, the pair decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets of furniture tycoon Nathan Arizona. The McDonnoughs try to keep their crime secret, while friends, co-workers and a feral bounty hunter look to use Nathan Jr. for their own purposes. Written by Scott Renshaw

(1987, 94 min)

2:00 pm

"La Cage Aux Folles"

Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St, Ivoryton, CT

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

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