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Art Exhibits/Openings

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Art Exhibits/Openings
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

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Art Exhibits/Openings
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.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Art Exhibits/Openings
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

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Art Exhibits/Openings
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 11:00 am

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

Art Exhibits/Openings
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense; Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, , 06320

Reception 7-10 p.m. July 5
Erotic art from Terry "Davo" Davis, Jacqueline Phillips, Wayne Hitchcock and Kathy LaVallee. Through Aug. 2. Hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and noon-3 p.m. Sun.; (860) 443-8001, hygienic.org.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 11:00 am

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery

Art Exhibits/Openings
ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery; Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

ALL NATURAL, an exhibition showcasing the work of artists and fine artisans who incorporate natural materials in their work opens at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store (June 27 - August 10). The exhibit includes macro photography of the natural world and fine art and crafts using materials such as sea and river glass, encaustic, wood, feathers, spider web, egg tempera and casein. During the six-week show, the Gallery offers free events to the public including a Family Day, Sunday, July 20, (1-5pm) with Art and Nature Workshops, Storytelling, Music and a Scavenger Hunt. 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.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Photographs by Peter Daitch

Art Exhibits/Openings
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 .

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

-Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Art Exhibits/Openings
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

The Bison: An American Icon

Art Exhibits/Openings
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

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

Opening Reception for Interplay

Art Exhibits/Openings
Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St., New Haven, CT

Author Events

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Amy Bloom, Lucky Us

Author Events
R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Registration required.

Community

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 3:00 pm

Clam Fritters & RI Clam Chowder, Aug. 1, Mystic

Community
The Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263, Mystic VFW, 60 Stonington Road, Mystic, CT

3-7 p.m., held by The Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263; $8 combo; $6 fritters (6); $4 chowder (12 oz.); (860) 536-6937.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 11:00 am

Avery Copp House Tours

Community
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.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:30 am

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Fridays

Community
United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 8:30 am

City of Groton Historical Artifacts Display

Community
City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

Displays of city-related memorabilia from the private collection of Town Historian Jim Streeter. More info at cityofgroton.com. Runs June 12th-August 14th.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

New London Rotaract

Community
New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT

444-0650

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

Kintsukuroi, Aug. 1, Ston.

Community
, La Grua Center, 32 Water St., CT

5 p.m., performed by Accendo Dance Company; free and open to the public; donations accepted; (860) 535-2300.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

E-Books and Your E-Reader, Mon/Tues/Friday, E.Lyme

Community
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.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Fridays

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

9-10 a.m., strength & balance;
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., creative writing group;
noon, Movie of the Week with pizza, popcorn, lemonade and dessert; free, call for movie title;
(860) 599-3285.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

30th Annual City of Groton Day

Community
Washington Park, Washington Park, Groton, CT

Family friendly event celebrates the City with music, displays from City departments and organizations, activities, annual Volunteer of the Year Award and food (food at nominal fee)

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 4:00 pm

Heart Healthy Fitness, Mon/Wed/Fri, Groton

Community
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.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

SNAP Fitness Open House Weekend

Community
SNAP Fitness, 266 E. Main St., Clinton, CT

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 1:00 pm

Blood Drive

Community
Chester Village West, 317 W. Main St., Chester, CT

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Come Quilt with the Sisters in Cloth

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

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING

Community
BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites adults to take part in Groundbreaking Reads, our Adult Online Summer Reading Program. Earn a raffle ticket for each book review you submit. Log on to the library’s home page, http://billmemorial.org. Click on “Summer Reading”, then choose the “Literary Elements” tab for adults. Create an account and begin entering your reviews on Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, August 9. Readers can also submit book reviews in person to the library. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified in mid-August. The more you read the more chances to win! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information. The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument St., next to the Groton Monument and historic Fort Griswold.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 12:00 pm

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's

Community
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.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Waterford Senior Services, Aug. 1

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

9 a.m., casual bridge; 10:30 a.m., functional fitness, tap dance; noon, hearty moves; 12:15 p.m., pinochle; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., quilting; 1:15 p.m., pickleball; (860) 444-5839.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Tribute to America Program, Aug. 1, Norwichtown

Community
Norwichtown Green, , Norwichtown, CT

7 p.m., sponsored by Richard E. Hourigan VFW Post 594; Military, Police and Fire Department Color Guards with live Patriotic music; (860) 889-5822.

Education/Lectures

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group

Education/Lectures
Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group; Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

This is an informal support group for moms and infants. In the comfort of a small group, you may discuss anything from breastfeeding challenges to pumping and going back to work. Older siblings welcomed. Pre-registration required. No fee. Visit www.womenandfamilylife.org.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Plein Air Landscape - All Media! Caleb Stone, instructor

Education/Lectures
Plein Air Landscape - All Media! Caleb Stone, instructor; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The Lyme Art Association is thrilled to welcome back popular instructor Caleb Stone for an in-depth landscape workshop this summer. In this three day workshop, Caleb will help you take an honest look at the landscape and create a rich palette with an emphasis on techniques to obtain the right value. Guidance will be given in color mixing to create unique and interesting ways to achieve color harmony using the primaries red, yellow, and blue. Caleb will begin each day with a demonstration, lead the class with time for individual attention, and end the workshop with a group critique. All levels and media welcome. To see Caleb's work, visit his website, http://calebstoneart.com/works

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Plein Air Landscape - All Media! - Caleb Stone

Education/Lectures
Plein Air Landscape - All Media! - Caleb Stone; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

We are thrilled to welcome back popular instructor Caleb Stone for an in depth landscape workshop this summer. In this 3 – day workshop, Caleb will help you take an honest look at the landscape and create a rich palette with an emphasis on techniques to obtain the right value. Guidance will be given in color mixing to create unique and interesting ways to achieve color harmony using the primaries red, yellow, and blue. Caleb will begin each day with a demonstration, lead the class with time for individual attention, and end the workshop with a group critique. All levels welcome.

Fairs/Festivals

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014,

Rummage Sale, Baltic

Fairs/Festivals
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 70 West Main St., Baltic, CT

July 24 - 5-8 p.m., $10 admission
July 25 - 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., free
July 26 - 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free
Aug. 1 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free
Aug. 2 - 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free

(860) 822-6378.

Kids/Family

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Movies on the Beach

Kids/Family
Plattwood Park, 77 Winthrop Road (Route 80), Deep River, CT , 06417

Curious George -- Show Me the Monkey

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 2:00 pm

'Science of Magic'

Kids/Family
Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., Branford, CT

For children.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

'Movies on the Beach': Curious George

Kids/Family
Plattwood Park, Winthrop Rd., Deep River, CT

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 12:30 pm

Family Movie Afternoon

Kids/Family
Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

This movie follows inventor Flint Lockwood and a brainy weather girl as they attempt to discover why the rain in their small town has stopped, and food is falling in its place! Rated PG. Drop-in; no registration required. This program is made possible by the Rotary Club of Norwich, Ct.

Misc. Events

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

Girlfriend’s Night Out At Mohegan Sun

Misc. Events
The Cabaret Theatre, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Grab your girlfriends and make your way to Mohegan Sun for a no boys allowed Friday night party inside The Cabaret Theater. DJ Kalkutta will keep the music going while you and your BFFs primp, pamper and party all night long! You’ll experience a full on Diva Friday with psychic readings, eyelash extensions, jewelry, make up and so much more. Spectacular prizes including an overnight stay and a $1,000 shopping spree at The Shops at Mohegan Sun will be given away throughout the night.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Misc. Events
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.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

Friday night concerts at Stonington Vineyards

Misc. Events
Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road - PO Box 463, Stonington, CT

Fridays in July and August we will be offering live music on our new patio from 6:00 to 9:00pm! Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Under 12 free admission with parent. Picnics allowed but no outside alcohol allowed on premises. There will be food available for purchase. See website for concert schedule.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 6:30 pm

Parrothead Cruise on RiverQuest

Misc. Events
Parrothead Cruise on RiverQuest; RiverQuest, Route 82, Haddam, , 06438

Join us aboard RiverQuest and cruise on the Connecticut River from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Enjoy the beautiful Connecticut River while listening to “Parrothead” music. Bring your margarita’s or any favorite beverage and your picnic basket. If you want your margarita on the rocks, we’ll have a blender, mix and ice available. Dress in your “Parrothead” attire. Meet other “Parrotheads”! This is designed a fun, active Sunset Cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots. Cruise departs at 6:00pm will return at 8:30pm-ish. Cost is $35 per person. No One under 21 please. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Casual Dance

Misc. Events
East Lyme Community Center, 41 Society Rd, Niantic, CT

Ballroom dancing hosted by the New London Chapter of USA Dance

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Misc. Events
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.

Music

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014,

Darin Keech

Music
Daniel Packer Inn, Water Street, Mystic, CT

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Chestnut Hill Concert

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

Tickets: $35 orchestra, $30 balcony. Season subscriptions available.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 4:00 pm

'Poetry’s Greatest Hits'

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

Free narrative poetry and song with Gwen Gunn and Norman Thomas Marshall.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 9:00 pm

Bulkeley House Karaoke

Music
 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!

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Music / Karaoke

Music
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

Stage/Theater

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Stage/Theater
Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06412

tickets start at $27, all prices subject to change based on availability; (860) 873-8668.

Editor's Pick

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

The Voice of Broadway with Betty Buckley

Stage/Theater
The Voice of Broadway with Betty Buckley; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

An evening with “The Voice of Broadway!” The Tony Award-winning actress and singer is one of theater’s legendary leading ladies, whose career spans theater, film, television, and concert halls around the world.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 7:30 pm

Madison Beach Club 'Follies'

Stage/Theater
Madison Beach Club, 128 Island Ave., Madison , CT

Tickets: $15 ($7.50 for children aged 12 and younger), available at the Beach Club. Benefits local charities through the Madison Foundation.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Sign up for 24 Hour Play Festival at Playhouse on Park

Stage/Theater
Sign up for 24 Hour Play Festival at Playhouse on Park; Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT , 06119

If you have a passion to create theatre, join Playhouse on Park for this summer’s 24 Hour Play Festival. You can sign up to write, direct, or act in the festival. Participants will meet on Friday August 1st at 8 pm to be assigned to a cast, each with one director and one playwright. The playwrights will camp out at the theatre overnight to write one-act plays. The actors and directors will return the next morning for an all day rehearsal. The performance will be at 8 pm on Saturday, August 2nd…exactly 24 hours after the first meeting! Participants must be at least 16 years old. Participation is free, but space is limited. To register, go to www.playhouseonpark.org to print and mail in the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x15.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Zombie Prom

Stage/Theater
Joseph Melillo Middle School, 67 Hudson St., East Haven, CT

Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for youth under 12 and seniors at the door ($10 and $8 in advance).

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