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A total of 37 events have been found.

Ninigret Park, Route 1 A , Charlestown , RI

The 17th annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival, featuring musical talents, dancing, food and family events, will be held at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, R.I. over Labor Day weekend.
The three-day, three-night celebration attracts about 15,000 fans from more than 20 states to a setting that includes 33 artist and five performance stages, dance workshops and family activities.
The gate opens at 3 p.m. Friday and music starts at 4 p.m. and goes non-stop until midnight across three stages. It all happens again from noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $45 Friday and $65 Saturday and Sunday. Free for kids with paying adult. Visit rhythmandroots.com for the full schedule.

Art Exhibits/Openings

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.

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

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

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.

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

9:00 am

Food Drive

ShopRite, 745 Foxon Rd., East Haven, CT

Benefits the East Haven Food Pantry.

5:00 pm

Chester Rotary Club Community Picnic

Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty St., Chester , CT

Bring a picnic. Silent auction benefits sanitation projects in Mexico.

2:00 pm

Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families

All Souls Church, 19 Jay St., , CT

2 p.m., for people who grew up in dysfunctional families, compulsive behaviors and difficulty dealing with everyday situations may have an ongoing impact on their quality of life. Recognizing and addressing the underlying causes of these difficulties is the essential first step towards achieving a healthy and fulfilling life; (860) 857-2687.

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.

7:00 am

Beach Donut Fundraiser, July 4-Sept. 1, Sat/Sun/Holidays, O.Lyme

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

7 a.m., sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Groton, CT

Corps celebrate their 65th anniversary at this annual Labor Day Muster.

7:30 pm

Narcotics Anonymous, Sundays, Mystic

St. Marks Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

7:30 p.m.

Thomas Lee House, West Main Street, Niantic, CT

9 a.m.-4 p.m., held by the East Lyme Historical Society; antiques, collectibles and crafts from vendors across the state; www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.com.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

11:00 am

Avery Copp House Tours (Fri./Sat./Sun.)

Avery Copp House, 174 Thames Street, Groton, CT

The Avery-Copp House, located at 154 Thames St. in Groton, will be open to the public for guided tours through October 12. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children under age 12.
The Colonial style house, built in the early 1800s, was Victorianized at the turn of the 20th century. It houses the story of an American family that lived there for 200 years. Furnishings are original and a testament to Yankee thrift, inventiveness and hard work. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on the terraced lawns overlooking the Thames River.
The house is open seasonally and by appointment year round. Events for families and the general public are offered throughout the year, including a Fall Garden Party, a Christmas Open House, Charles Dickens dramatic readings, tours and lectures.
Visit www.AveryCoppHouse.org.

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.

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Walking Tour, Sundays

Avery Farm House Gateway, 56 Lambtown Road, ,

the southern portion of Lambtown extension; sponsored by Groton Open Space Association; free; (860) 572-5715.

Turn onto Lambtown Rd (Groton) at the traffic light on Rt 184 at Flanders Road and follow to 56 Lambtown Rd. Contact GOSAmail@gmail.com for questions.

Education/Lectures

12:00 pm

Grove St Cemetery Historical Tours

Grove St Cemetery Historical Tours; Grove Street Cemetery, 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT , 06511

One (1)Hour Walking Tours of Historical Tours - Eli Whitney Inventor

Fairs/Festivals

12:00 pm

Denison Farmers Market

Denison Farmers Market ; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Ave., Mystic, CT , 06355

Sundays through October.
18th Century Purity Farm - fruits and vegetables

Aiki Farms - sprouting lentils, mung beans, garbanzo beans, red winter wheat berry, pea shoots, buckwheat, lettuce, wheat grass juice, buckwheat and pea shoots, spicy Asian mix, Thai basil, beets, radishes, carrots, and potatoes.

Bread n Cookies - breads and cookies

D&L Burton Farm - vegetables and fruits (pesticide free)

Davis Farm – seasonal vegetables and corn, fresh eggs, corn meal

Dragon Blood, LLC - Dragon Blood Elixir hot sauce, unique destiny hot sauce, chutney, condiments, BBQ

Flatland Alpacas - Alpaca fiber, roving, yarn, hand-knit and woven items, handmade soap in an alpaca sweater, certified naturally grown goat meat, hickory and walnuts

Groton Family Farm - free-range eggs, veggies, wool and fruit.

Haider Farm - certified organic veggies, beef, pork, relish, eggs and greenbrier baskets

Highwater Dairy, LLC dba Beltane Farm - fresh and aged goat cheeses, raw and pasteurized goat milk, goat milk yogurt, cow’s milk cheese, goat/cow milk cheese and goat milk soap

Kate Geary Jewelry - Body care products—lotions, outdoor spray for body, hand-made soaps, scrubs, lip balms, specialty soaps, some hand-made jewelry, original clay buttons & pendants and shoulder & hand bags.

North Stonington Congregational Church - fruit pies made with fruit from local farms and church members. All proceeds go to benefit the Church budget.

Nubo Gelateria - Sells gelato and sorbettos

Stonyledge Farm – naturally grown veggies, fruit, berries, salad greens, seedlings, jam, herbs, cut flowers, beeswax hand cream and lip balm, beef, pork, veal, lamb, chicken, free-range eggs. We will grill our own burgers and dogs during market hours

Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT , 06355

artists and artisans display their work in the Apple Orchard; free; through Sept. 1; (860) 536-4941.
info@meettheartistsandartisans.com

2:00 pm

Madison Rotary Carnival

Academy Field, , Madison, CT

Kids/Family

8:00 am

Flea Market

The General Stanton Inn and Flea Market, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI , 02813

The many vendors at coastal RI's Gen. Stanton Inn Flea Mrkt. have est. somewhat of a "cottage industry" over the past 49 years, of helping people with cottages furnish & decorate them--inside & out. Whether it's a hand-crafted whirly-gig to launch outside on the cottage lawn or a time-tested collection of nautical lamps & sea glass to let the inside glow, The Gen. Stanton Flea Market has a large supply of unique collectibles & antiques to make a cottage a cottage.As schools close & cottages open for the summer,vendors at The Flea Market stock their booths with items to buoy the spirits of cottage owners, cottage renters & everyone else. The Gen. Stanton Inn Flea Mrkt. is the area's largest, oldest & most popular. Free admission/$2. parking fee Sundays only. 401-364-1818/401-364-8888

8:00 pm

S'mores on the Shore

S'mores on the Shore; Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT , 06443

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

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.

10:00 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.

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

The General Stanton inn Flea Market, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI , 02813

Charlestown's General Stanton Inn Flea Market will be blossoming from it's "Sundays only" hours to its expanded summer hours, opening on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, all from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning May 24 and continuing on through Columbus Day, October 13. Now celebrating its 49th season, The General Stanton Flea Market is one of the oldest, largest and most popular flea markets in the area. Set on seven, tree-shaded acres of the historic Inn (est. 1667), this Flea Market flourishes with rows of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, art, new merchandise, farmers'market items, & for a second season, an indoor oasis, "Matilda's Daughter" boutique. Admission is free. A $2.parking fee is charged on Sundays only. New vendors are welcome every weekend. 401-364-1818.

Music

6:00 pm

SUNSET KARAOKE at Upper Deck Sports Bar

SUNSET KARAOKE at Upper Deck Sports Bar; Upper Deck Sports Bar, 359 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT , 06498

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

Coast Guard Band performs at Fort Trumbull; Fort Trumbull State park, 90 Walbach, New London, CT , 06320

The U.S. Coast Guard Band performs at historic Fort Trumbull State Park on Sunday August 31st at 3 p.m. Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson assembles a vigorous program to include the music of Cole Porter, John Philip Sousa, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire provided by The Artillery Company of Newport, Rhode Island

5:00 pm

Summer Music Sundays

Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT , 06355

Stroll through Museum grounds and along the waterfront. Relax with friends while enjoying food and beverages outdoors at Schafer’s Spouter Tavern. Located in the heart of the Museum’s village, the tavern offers a full menu available for purchase. Listen to live music performed by local musicians from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make the most of your summer weekends at Mystic Seaport!

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.

9:00 pm

Bashment Sounds

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

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

8:00 pm

Karaoke at the Moose

Karaoke at the Moose; New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, CT , 06320

music by Dj Voltage
https://www.facebook.com/djVoltageKeith.Phillips

Stage/Theater

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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