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Art Exhibits/Openings

Monday, Sep. 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.

Monday, Sep. 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

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 11:00 am

58th Regional Show at MAC

Art Exhibits/Openings
 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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Monday, Sep. 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

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

I FEEL BAD

Art Exhibits/Openings
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

Pause for Beauty - A Call to Artists

Art Exhibits/Openings
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 11:00 am

Out of the Box Exhibit

Art Exhibits/Openings
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

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 12:15 pm

Rotary Club of Mystic, Mondays, Mystic

Community
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

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Monday nights

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

12 Step Program of recovery for people with food issues

Monday, Sep. 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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 10:30 am

Line Dancing, Mondays, Groton

Community
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

New London Rotaract

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

444-0650

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 12:30 pm

Mah Jongg, 2014, Salem

Community
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, O. Saybrook, Monday nights

Community
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

Editor's Pick

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 12:00 pm

Saybrook Point Inn Labor Day Car Show

Community
Saybrook Point Inn Labor Day Car Show; Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Calling all classic cars and car enthusiasts! The Saybrook Point Inn is sponsoring its Sixth Annual Labor Day Car Show on Monday, September 1, from 12 noon to 4 pm, at the Inn, Two Bridge Street in Old Saybrook. Owners of classic, antique, rare or muscle cars are invited to bring their cars down to this beautiful setting near the Saybrook Point Inn Marina.
The day’s activities include live music by The Cartells and refreshments, including hot dogs and hamburgers, on the Fresh Salt patio. A 50/50 raffle will also be held. Numerous “People’s Choice” trophies will be awarded to the cars in various categories. Entry fee is $10 per car, with a portion of the proceeds from the fee going to support a local charity to be announced. The first 100 vehicles get dash plaques! Call Chris at 8603952000

Monday, Sep. 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.

Monday, Sep. 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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

Chess Club, Mondays, E.Lyme

Community
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 5:00 pm

Strength Training, Mon/Wed, Groton

Community
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 10:00 am

Clayworks, Mon./Wed./Thurs., Groton

Community
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 6:00 pm

New London Rotaract

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

444-0650

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Mondays

Community
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 7:00 pm

Evening Divorce/Separation Divorce Group

Community
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.

Fairs/Festivals

Editor's Pick

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014,

Meet the Artists and Artisans

Fairs/Festivals
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

Kids/Family

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 10:30 am

-Toddler Time: Session I

Kids/Family
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.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 11:30 am

-Toddler Time: Session II

Kids/Family
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!

Music

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 11:00 am

The Doug Aaberg Solo Show

Music
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.

Stage/Theater

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 6:00 am

Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

Stage/Theater
Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT , 06119

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking families to host actors from New York during its 2014-15 Season. Length of time varies: a stay is 6 weeks on average, but can range from several days to 10 weeks. Actors require a private bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. Hosts may volunteer yearly or as often as they desire. To learn more about this enriching experience, call the Playhouse at (860) 523-5900 ext. 10 or contact Tracy Flater, Executive Director, at tflater@playhousetheatregroup.org.

Monday, Sep. 1, 2014, 6:00 am

Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

Stage/Theater
Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT , 06119

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking dependable, friendly volunteer ushers for its upcoming 2014-15 Season. Responsibilities include taking tickets, greeting patrons and escorting them to their seats, selling concessions, and cleaning before and after the show. There is a dress code. Ushers are usually needed once per month or per performance, or as often as they desire. To learn more, contact the Playhouse at (860) 523-5900 ext. 10 or email info@playhouseonpark.org.

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