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This year’s Branford Festival is from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 on the Town Green. Photo by Kelley Fryer

This year’s Branford Festival is from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 on the Town Green. (Photo by Kelley Fryer )

Summer Events Along the CT Shoreline

Published May 31, 2018 • Last Updated 11:40 am, May 31, 2018

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MAY

Thursday, May 31

Chamber Connections: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Penny Lane Pub, 150 Main St., Old Saybrook. Presented by the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $10 for pre-registered members; $15 for members at the door. Free. For info, visit www.oldsaybrookchamber.com.

Guilford Foundation Annual Dinner and Celebration: 6 p.m. The Guilford Yacht Club, 379 New Whitfield St. Cost: $75 including reception and live music. Proceeds benefit the Guilford Foundation. For info, contact 203-640-4049 or jmullett@guilfordfoundation.org">jmullett@guilfordfoundation.org, or visit www.guilfordfoundation.org.

Riverfare: 6 to 9 p.m. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex. $60. For info, visit www.ctrivermuseum.org.

Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast: 6:30 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. Sponsored by the Clinton Conservation Land Trust. Speaker: Naturalist and Landscaper John Root. Free. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

Contemporary Worship Service: 7 p.m. The Lutheran Church of Madison, 9 Britton Ln. Free. For info, call 203-245-4145.

Concert in the Garden: Last Fair Deal: 7 to 9 p.m. Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, 1 Spring St., Chester. For info, call 860-526-2077 or visit www.nilssonstudio.com.

Rik Emmett of Triumph with Dave Dunlop: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. Cost: $36 to $39. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

JUNE

Friday, June 1

Prince Tribute Show: Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, June 2

Annual Antiques Show and Auction: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 350 Main St., Old Saybrook. Presented by the Old Saybrook Historical Society. Includes antique auction at 1 p.m., refreshments, activities, and plants from the society's heritage gardens. Free. For info, call 860-395-1635.

The Great Snake and Frog Hunt: 10 a.m. to noon. Bauer Park, 257 Copse Rd., Madison. All ages. Join herpetologist Chuck Annicelli on a hunt for turtles, frogs, and snakes. Cost: $5. For info, call 203-245-5623 or visit www.madisonct.org/recreation.

Shoreline Trolley Museum/Shoreline Greenway Trail Trolley Ride and Walk: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven. For info, visit www.shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.

Workshop: Beaded Ruffle Necklace: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St. For info, call 203-453-5947 or visit www.guilfordartcenter.org.

St. John's School Benefit Car & Bike Show: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. John's School, 42 Maynard Rd., Old Saybrook. Features classic cars, music, food, games, contests, raffles, and prizes. Free admission. Proceeds benefit St. John's Student Supply Fund. For info, call 860-964-0446.

Annual Little Folks Fair: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guilford Green, Whitfield St. Presented by Community Nursery School. Features family games, rides, food, entertainment, and musical performances. Cost: $3 for adults; $2 for children 3 and older. For info, call 203-453-5500.

Museum Season Opening: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thomas Griswold House, 171 Boston St., Guilford, and Medad Stone Tavern, 197 3 Mile Course, Guilford. Free admission; donations accepted. For info, visit www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com.

Exhibition On Screen: In Search Of Beethoven: 1 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

Essex Shad Bake: 3 to 6 p.m. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Tickets: $30 ($10 for children aged 10 and younger), $35 at door. For info, visit www.ctrivermuseum.org.

7th Annual Chester Fair Wine and Beer Tasting: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Chester Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Tr. Benefits the Chester Fair scholarship program. For info, call 860-526-3172 or visit www.chesterfair.org.

Celebrating the Music of Jackson Browne: Running On Empty: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3

CT Trails Weekend Hikes: Various locations. For info, visit www.ctwoodlands.org.

 

Sunday, June 3

Watercolor Plein Air Workshop: 9:30 a.m. Maple & Main Gallery of Fine Art, 1 Maple St., Chester. For info, call 860-526-6065 or visit www.mapleandmaingallery.com.

Strawberry Social: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guilford Green. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 474. $4 per person includes desserts and entertainment. For info, visit www.troop474.org.

Gardens by the Sea: Noon to 4 p.m. Open gardens tour in Madison. Sponsored by Women's Club of Madison. Cost: $20; advance tickets available at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison; Walker Loden, 788 Boston Post Rd., Madison; Hammonasset Package Store, 1333 Boston Post Rd., Madison; Madison Flower Shop & Garden Center, 376 Durham Rd.; bellaPerlina, 673 Boston Post Rd., Madison; Country Shop, 684 Boston Post Rd., Madison; Village Greene Gardens, 800 Boston Post Rd., Guilford; and Flutterby, 55 Whitfield St., Guilford. Cost: $25 the day of the tour at Madison Visitors Center, 12 School St. For info, call 203-245-8459.

Guilford Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting: 4 p.m. Nathanael B. Greene Community Center, 32 Church St., Guilford. Presentation: "Where's Your Walden?" with author Robert Thorson. Free. For info, visit www.guilfordlandtrust.org.

 

Thursday, June 7

Pollinator Party: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Bauer Park, 257 Copse Rd., Madison. For children ages 7 to 12. Cost: $21. For info, call 203-245-5623 or visit www.madisonct.org/recreation.

Denali Night Out: 6 to 8 p.m. Denali, 75 Main St., Old Saybrook. Features live music, refreshments, prizes, and birds of prey. Cost: $5 donation. Proceeds benefit A Place Called Hope birds of prey rescue sanctuary. For info, call 860-339-5270.

Not Your Typical Paint Night: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bushy Hill Nature Center, 235 Bushy Hill Rd., Ivoryton. For adults; all materials included. Cost: $30; registration required. For info, visit www.bushyhill.org.

The Music of Bobby Darin: Mack is Back!: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, June 8

CMS Cornhole Charity Challenge: 6:30 p.m. Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry St. Presented by the Community Music School. For info, call CMS at 860-767-0026 or visit www.community-music-school.org.

Pottery Workshop: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St. For info, call 203-453-5947 or visit www.guilfordartcenter.org.

Guitarist Extraordinaire: Frank Vignola's Hot Jazz Guitar Trio: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, June 9

Tag, Plant, and Cake Sale: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lutheran Church of Madison, 9 Britton Ln. Features homemade baked goods, household items, kitchenware, linens, jewelry, plants, books, and lemonade stand. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the Lutheran Women's Missionary Guild. For info, call 203-245-4145.

'New to You' Tag Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Field at Thomas Griswold House, 171 Boston St., Guilford. For info, visit www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com.

Annual Tag Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Mary's Church of the Visitation, 54 Grove St., Clinton. Features bake sale, food, raffle, and more than 20 vendors. Free admission. For info, call 860-669-9016.

Annual Flea Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Old Stone Church, 251 Main St., East Haven. Features antiques, collectables, toys, crafts, tools, jewelry, plants, flowers, vegetables, books, household items, tag sale, face painting, food, and homemade baked goods. Free admission. For info, call 203-467-2907.

Strawberry Jazz Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Ln., Madison. Features vendors, artists, children's activities, live music, and food. Free admission. For info, call 203-245-2739, ext. 100 or visit www.fccmadison.org.

Pond Dippers: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bauer Park, 257 Copse Rd., Madison. For children ages 3 to 5 years with an adult. Features pond dipping with nets. Cost: $11. For info, call 203-245-5623 or visit www.madisonct.org/recreation.

National Marina Day Public Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Branford Yacht Club, 39 Goodsell Point Rd. Features children's games, entertainment, demonstrations, music, food, and raffle to benefit Take a Vet Fishing. Free. For info, call 203-488-9798.

Giant Tag & Craft Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Free. For info, call 203-239-5691.

Puritans at Play on Connecticut Open House Day: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford. Features historical games and old-time toys, including knicker boxes, nine pins, rolling hoops, cupsand-balls, draughts, and more, scavenger hunts in the 1639 Whitfield House, and building activities in the Visitor Center's new hands-on galleries. Free admission and parking. For info, contact 203-453-2457 or whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov, or visit www.cultureandtourism.org.

Salt Marsh Opera Lecture: 11 a.m. Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. Presentation: "Whose Voice is This?" with James Kuslan of Salt Marsh Opera. Free; registration recommended. For info, call 860-395-3184.

Historic Homes Civic Garden Tour: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Allis-Bushnell House perennial and herb garden, 853 Boston Post Rd., Madison; and The Deacon John Grave House perennial and wildflower garden, 581 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Presented by the Garden Club of Madison. Free. For info, contact ejadesign@hotmail.com, phillipamannino@yahoo.com, or pammusa@optonline.net.

Strawberry Festival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stony Creek Congregational Church, 192 Thimble Island Rd. Features berry desserts, lunch, and cookie walk. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the church. For info, call 203-488-7827 or visit www.stonycreekchurchct.org.

Connecticut Open House Day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hyland House Museum, 84 Boston St., Guilford; Medad Stone Tavern, 197 3 Mile Course, Guilford; and Thomas Griswold House, 171 Boston St., Guilford. Free. For info, visit www.hylandhouse.org or www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com.

Livingston Taylor in Concert: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Ln., Madison. Part of the Strawberry Jazz Festival. Cost: $25 to $55. For info, call 203-245-2739, ext. 100 or visit www.fccmadison.org.

Tribute to The Doors: Peace Frog: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10

Workshop: Intro to Blacksmithing: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St. For info, call 203-453-5947 or visit www.guilfordartcenter.org.

Summer Arts Festival: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Essex Town Green. Free. For info, call 860-767-0742 or visit www.spectrumartgallery.org.

 

Sunday, June 10

Beginning Birding by Ear: 8 to 10 a.m. Bauer Park, 257 Copse Rd., Madison. For teenagers and adults. Cost: $10. For info, call 203-245-5623 or visit www.madisonct.org/recreation.

Bingo Event: 2 p.m. East Haven Senior Center, 91 Taylor Ave. Cost: $10. For info, call 203-468-3277.

Christian Academy of Dance: Spring Showcase: 2 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

Contemporary Ballet: Ekklesia: 7 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Monday, June 11

The History of Pilates: 6 p.m. Prive-Swiss Fitness, 1587 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook. Speaker: Pilates Elder and Master Teacher Mary Bowen. Cost: $30; registration required. For info, call 860-391-8735.

 

Thursday, June 14

Farm Fanatics: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Bauer Park, 257 Copse Rd., Madison. For children ages 8 to 10. Cost: $11. For info, call 203-245-5623 or visit www.madisonct.org/recreation.

Concert in the Garden: Eric Fresia: 7 to 9 p.m. Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, 1 Spring St., Chester. For info, call 860-526-2077 or visit www.nilssonstudio.com.

 

Thursday, June 14 to Saturday, June 16

Deep River Carnival and Food Truck Festival: Devitt Field. Sponsored by Deep River Parks & Recreation. For info, visit www.deepriverct.us.

 

Friday, June 15

Legendary Comic: Gilbert Gottfried: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17

Branford Festival on the Green: Friday, 5 to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Town Green. For info, visit www.branfordfestival.com.

 

Saturday, June 16

The Bolshoi Ballet in HD Encore: Coppelia: 12:55 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

Summer Sizzler: 3 to 6 p.m. Jacobs Beach, Guilford. Sponsored by Guilford Parks & Recreation. For info, visit www.guilfordparkrec.com.

Master of the Telecaster: The Arlen Roth Band: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

Concert in the Town Park: 5:30 p.m. Essex Main Street Park. BYO beverages/picnic and concert by Corinthian Jazz Band. Sponsored by the Essex Land Trust. For info, visit www.essexlandtrust.org.

 

Sunday, June 17

Branford Road Race: 10:15 a.m. Health walk begins at 10:10 a.m.; kids' fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. Town Green. For info, visit www.branfordroadrace.net.

American Roots Rock Group: The Subdudes: 7 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Monday, June 18 to Saturday, June 23

Friends of Scranton Library Annual Book Sale: Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison. For info, contact friends@scrantonlibrary.org.

 

Tuesday, June 19

Kate Classic Film Series: Spitfire: 2 and 7 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Wednesday, June 20

Tilcon Quarry Bus Tour: 6:30 a.m. Departs from North Branford Town Hall, 909 Foxon Rd. Presented by the Totoket Historical Society. Cost: $20. For info, call 203-484-5072 or 203-484-2133.

April's Balloon Creations: 4 to 7 p.m. Sweet Luna's, 139 Main St., Old Saybrook. Free. For all ages. For info, call 860-391-8194.

 

Thursday, June 21

Hope After Loss Compassionate Care Awards Gala: 6 to 9 p.m. The WoodWinds, 29 School Ground Rd., Branford. Cost: $75 including dinner, wine and craft beer tasting, live music, and auction. For info, call 203-782-4330 or visit www.hopeafterloss.org.

Indie-Folk Harmony Heaven: All Our Exes Live In Texas: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, June 22

East Haven Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Annual Golf Tournament: 8:30 a.m. Alling Memorial Golf Club, 35 Eastern St., New Haven. Cost: $125 per person; $500 per foursome. Registration and continental breakfast at 7 a.m. For info, visit www.easthavenchamber.com.

Danceable Indie Roots Music: Parsonsfield: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, June 23

Madison Lions Club Flea Market, Tag, and Bake Sale: Madison Town Green. For info, visit www.madisonct.com.

Saint Lawrence Strawberry Festival & Auction: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saint Lawrence Church, 7 Hemlock Dr., Killingworth. Features live and silent auctions, plant and bake sales, strawberry desserts and food, face painting, and games. Free admission. For info, contact stlawrencec@yahoo.com or visit www.stlawrencechurch.com.

22nd Annual Guilford Rotary LobsterFest: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Ln. Cost: $45. Rain or shine. For info, visit www.guilfordrotarylobsterfest.com.

Outlaw Country Music Singer: Billy Don Burns: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

Branford Fireworks Display: Dusk. Branford Point (Parker Memorial Park). Food trucks on site. For info, visit www.branford-ct.gov/parks.

 

Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24

CT Irish Festival, Feis, and Agricultural Fair: Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. North Haven Fairgrounds, 290 Washington Ave. Cost: $12 at the gate; $2 per car for parking. For info, visit www.ctirishfestival.com.

 

Sunday, June 24

Sixth Annual Tour of Remarkable Homes: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Madison Historical Society. Cost: $40 ($35 in advance). For info, call 203-245-4567 or visit www.madisoncthistorical.org.

Annual Community Picnic with Music: 5 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Hwy., Chester. Free. For info, visit www.cbsrz.org.

 

Thursday, June 28

Concert in the Garden: Opius Bliss: 7 to 9 p.m. Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, 1 Spring St., Chester. For info, call 860-526-2077 or visit www.nilssonstudio.com.

 

Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30

Saybrook Summer Sidewalk Sales: For a list of participants, times, and specific offers, visit www.oldsaybrookchamber.com/sidewalksale.

 

Saturday, June 30

East Haven Fireworks and Beach Party: Begins at noon with music and food. East Haven Town Beach. Rain date: July 2. For info, visit www.townofeasthavenct.org.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event: Noon. Killingworth Library, 301 Rte. 81. Free. For info, call 860-663-2000 or visit www.killingworthlibrary.org.

Missoula Children's Theatre: The Snow Queen: Noon and 2:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

36th Annual Concert on the Green: 6 p.m. Madison Town Green. Features a performance by the St. Patrick's Pipe Band of Glastonbury, followed by the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Cultural Arts. For info, visit www.madisonculturalarts.org.

Jazz Goes to the Movies: Ann Hampton Callaway: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

JULY

Tuesday, July 3

Madison Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Waterfront area off West Wharf Beach. Visible from many waterfront areas in Madison. Rain date: Friday, July 6. For info, visit www.madisonfireworks.org.

 

Wednesday, July 4

Four on the Fourth: 9 a.m., day-of registration 7 a.m. The Chester 4-mile Road Race is sponsored by the Chester Rotary Club, and begins at the Chester Center flagpole. Includes prizes, festivities, and live music. For info and to pre-register, visit www.chesterrotary.org.

Ivoryton Village Independence Day Parade: 10 a.m. Parade leaves from Old Piano Factory. For info, visit www.ivorytonalliance.org.

Madison Independence Day Parade: 11 a.m. Organized by the Exchange Club of Madison. For info, visit www.madisonexchange.org.

 

Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6

Big Al Anderson & The Floor Models: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, July 7

Community Picnic: 4 to 7 p.m. Guilford Town Green. For info, visit www.guilfordparkrec.com.

Guilford Fireworks: 7 to 10 p.m. Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Ln. For info, visit www.guilfordparkrec.com.

Music From Big Pink 50th Anniversary: The THE BAND Band: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14

Live Performance Art: The Joy Girl: 8 p.m. Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 N. Main St., Essex. For info, call 860-830-6949 or visit www.melaniecarrgallery.com.

 

Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15

Craft Expo 2018: Friday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Guilford Green. Presented by Guilford Art Center. Free. For info, call 203-453-5947, ext. 206 or visit www.guilfordartcenter.org.

 

Saturday, July 14

Antique and Classic Boat Show: Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex. For info, visit www.ctrivermuseum.org.

'I Got The Job! Songs From My Musical Past': Lucie Arnaz: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, July 29

Company: Deacon John Grave House, 581 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Presented by Madison Lyric Stage. For info, visit www.madisonlyricstage.org.

 

Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22

Madison Chamber's Annual Sidewalk Sales: For info, visit www.madisonct.com.

The Saybrook Stage Company Presents Harvey: Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, July 20

Summer Party to Benefit Guilford Art Center: 6 to 10 p.m. Owenego Club, 40 Linden Ave., Branford. For info, call 203-453-5947 or visit www.guilfordartcenter.org.

 

Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21

Madison Art Society's Outdoor Show & Sale: For info, visit www.madisonct.com.

Deep River Ancient Muster: Tattoo Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Devitt Field. Parade follows on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. at the corner of Main and Kirtland streets, Deep River. Muster immediately follows parade at Devitt Field. For info, visit www.dram.fifedrum.org.

 

Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22

Christmas in July: Martha Link Walsh Gallery, 188 N. Main St., Branford. For info, call 203-481-3505 or visit www.marthalinkwalsh.net.

 

Sunday, July 22

The Summer Breeze Ride for Autism: 8 a.m. Daniel Hand High School, 286 Green Hill Rd., Madison. Includes rides of 15, 22, 50, and 62 miles. Cost: $80. Proceeds benefit the SARAH Foundation. For info, visit www.summerbreezeride.com.

Annual Day on the Green: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Westbrook Green, 1195 Boston Post Rd. Free. For info, call 869-399-7473.

 

Tuesday, July 24

North America's Premiere Celtic Event: Tartan Terrors: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Tuesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 28

Our Lady of Pompeii Church Carnival: 355 Foxon Rd., East Haven. For info, call 203-469-0764.

 

Wednesday, July 25

April's Balloon Creations: 4 to 7 p.m. Sweet Luna's, 139 Main St., Old Saybrook. Free. For all ages. For info, call 860-391-8194.

 

Thursday, July 26

National Theatre Live in HD Encore: Curious Incident: 7 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

Concert in the Garden: The Kenn Morr Band: 7 to 9 p.m. Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, 1 Spring St., Chester. For info, call 860-526-2077 or visit www.nilssonstudio.com.

 

Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29

Beauty and the Beast: Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 28, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m. Wagner Theater, 451 Rte. 81, Killingworth. Presented by Artful Living. For info, visit www.artfullivingct.com.

 

Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29

Early Guilford Days Family Festival: Dudley Farm Museum, 2351 Durham Rd., Guilford; Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford; Hyland House Museum, 84 Boston St., Guilford; Medad Stone Tavern Museum, 197 3 Mile Course, Guilford; and Thomas Griswold House Museum, 171 Boston St., Guilford. Cost: $10 per day for admission to all museums. For info, contact whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov.

Annual Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Old Saybrook Town Green, 302 Main St. Presented by the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce. Features more than 150 exhibitors of fine art and unique handmade crafts. Free admission. For info, contact 860-388-3266 or meryl@oldsaybrookchamber.com.

 

Tuesday, July 31

Modern Blues Rock: Walter Trout: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

July (TBD)

Westbrook Fire Department Carnival: Four days of rides for all ages, food, and games. Check www.westbrookfire.com for updates.

 

AUGUST

Wednesday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 5

17th Annual Shakespeare on the Shoreline: Hamlet: 7:30 p.m. Guilford Town Green. Free. Performed by Legacy Theatre. Presented by the Shoreline Arts Alliance. For info, call 203-453-3890 or visit www.shorelinearts.org/shakespeare-on-the-shoreline.

 

Thursday, Aug. 2

Jesse Colin Young: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5

North Branford Potato and Corn Festival (PoCo Fest): Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Augur Field, Rte. 22. For info, visit www.nbpotatofest.com.

 

Saturday, Aug. 4

13th Annual Killingworth Road Race: 8:30 a.m. Killingworth Congregational Church, 273 Rte. 81. Benefits local charities. For info, call 860-663-2842 or visit www.killingworthroadrace.org.

Essex Lions Club Lobsterbake: 4 to 7 p.m. Essex Town Green. For info, visit www.essexlionsclub.com.

World's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band: EagleMania: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

North Branford Potato and Corn Festival Fireworks: 9 p.m. Augur Field, Rte. 22. For info, visit www.nbpotatofest.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 5

Shoreline Jewish Festival: Noon to 5 p.m. Guilford Green. Traditional and contemporary food, music, and more. For info, visit www.jewishoreline.org.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Keeping the Legacy of Buckwheat Zydeco Alive: Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Thursday, Aug. 9

Concert in the Garden: Honey Hill: 7 to 9 p.m. Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, 1 Spring St., Chester. For info, call 860-526-2077 or visit www.nilssonstudio.com.

Songs of Bob Dylan: Joan Osborne: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11

65th Annual Clinton Summer Fair: Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. First Church of Christ Congregational, 55 Church Rd., Clinton. For info, visit www.firstchurchclinton.org/summer-fair.

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

Woofstock: Noon to 6 p.m. Branford Green. Free music festival benefiting the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford. Woofwalk is at 11 a.m. For info, visit www.woofstockonthebranfordgreen.org.

A Tribute To The Beatles: Ticket to Ride: 8 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12

12th Annual Shoreline Wine Festival: Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Bishop's Orchards Farm Market and Winery, 1355 Boston Post Rd., Guilford. For info, visit www.shorelinewinefestival.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 12

Singer/Songwriter Howie Day: 7 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Scottish Band Skerryvore: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Thursday, Aug. 16

Madison Beachcomber Night: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Downtown Madison. Sample wines and beer from Connecticut vineyards, local brewers, and distributors while different music groups perform along the path. For info, visit www.madisonct.com.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

Steward's Ace Hardware Bluefish 5K Road Race: Registration at 7:30 a.m.; race at 9 a.m. Jared Eliot Middle School, 69 Fairy Dell Rd., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-3889, or visit www.clintonct.com or www.active.com.

26th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair: 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Essex Town Green. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church in Essex. For info, visit www.fbcinessex.org.

East Haven Senior Day: Noon to 3 p.m. Town Green. Features music and food. For info, visit www.townofeasthavenct.org.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Aug. 19

The Zmed Brothers: Everly Brothers Experience: Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18 to Monday, Aug. 20

Annual Ann Lightfoot Jewelry Summer Sale: Lori Warner Studio/Gallery, 21 Main St., Chester. Benefits the Lori Warner Gallery Scholarship Fund. For info, 860-322-4265 or visit www.loriwarner.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

Taste the Shoreline: Noon to 5 p.m. Guilford Town Green. For info, visit www.shorelinechamberct.com.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

April's Balloon Creations: 4 to 7 p.m. Sweet Luna's, 139 Main St., Old Saybrook. Free. For all ages. For info, call 860-391-8194.

East Haven Lobsterpalooza: 6 to 10 p.m. Anthony's Ocean View Fine Catering, 450 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven. Hosted by the East Haven Chamber of Commerce. For info, visit www.easthavenchamber.com.

Singer/Songwriter Iris Dement: 7:30 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.org.

 

Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25

Italian Fest: St. George Church parking lot, 33 Whitfield St., Guilford. Gate price to be determined. Live music, food, beer, and wine. Benefits the Women & Family Life Center. For info, call 203-410-4682.

59th Annual Westbrook Drum Corps Muster and Tattoo: Tattoo Friday at 7 p.m., parade Saturday at 11 a.m. Ted Lane Field, Westbrook. For info, visit www.westbrookdrumcorps.org.

 

Friday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 26

Chester Fair: Friday, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chester Fairgrounds. For info, visit www.chesterfair.org.

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

47th Annual Madison Antiques Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Madison Green. Sponsored by the Madison Historical Society. For info, visit www.madisoncthistorical.org.

Summerfest & Fireworks: 4 to 10 p.m. Abraham Pierson School, 75 East Main St., Clinton. Music and refreshments behind Town Hall. For info, call 860-669-3889 or visit www.clintonct.com.

 

Friday, Aug. 31 to Sunday, Sept. 2

Madison Rotary Club Carnival: Academy Fields, Madison. For info, visit www.madisonct.com.

 

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 9

76th Annual North Haven Fair: North Haven Fairgrounds, 290 Washington Ave. For info, visit www.nortwhhaven-fair.com.

 

Friday, Sept. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 9

East Haven Fall Festival: Town Green. For info, visit www.facebook.com/ehfallfest.

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

Artisan Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parmelee Farm, 465 Rte. 81, Killingworth. Features pottery, jewelry, photography, knitwear, alpaca products, woodworking, recycled goods, hand-made clothing, food trucks, and family activities. Free. For info, visit www.parmeleefarmmarket.org.

Beer Tasting: 4 to 7 p.m. Medad Stone Tavern, 197 3 Mile Course, Guilford. Cost: $25. For adults only. For info, visit www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com.

Chester Rotary Club's 48th Annual Lobster Festival: Gate opens at 4 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m. serving time, live music until 10 p.m. Chester Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Ter. Lobster dinner and live band. Fundraiser for the Rotary Club. For info, visit www.chesterrotary.org.

 

Saturday, Sept. 15

Family Day, 5K, and Fireworks: 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. at Devitt Field. Family Day events (games, food, music, and more) run throughout the day downtown. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m. at Plattwood Park. Sponsored by Deep River Parks & Recreation. For info, visit www.deepriverct.us.

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

Classic Car Show: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old Saybrook Shopping Center. Free for spectators; $10 for show cars. For info, visit www.oldsaybrookchamber.com.

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

Madison Exchange Club Culinary Arts Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Downtown Madison. Cost: TBD. Rain date: Sept. 27. For info, visit www.madisonexchange.org.

 

Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 23

Guilford Fair: Friday, 1 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Ln. For info, visit www.guilfordfair.org.

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

37th Annual Guilford Civic Women Harvest Festival: Noon to 4 p.m. Guilford Green. For info, visit www.guilfordcivicwomen.org.

 

ONGOING

Music

Music Under the Stars Concerts: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 5 to Aug. 28. North Haven Town Green. (Note: June 5 concert starts at 6 p.m.). Free. Parking available at Town Hall Annex and Town Pool lots. For info, visit www.northhaven-ct.gov.

Summer Concert Series: Sundays, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, and Sept. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. Parmelee Farm. Presented by the Killingworth Chamber of Commerce. For info, visit www.killingworthct.com.

SummerSings Choral Concert Series: Mondays, June 11, 18, and 25; July 30; and Aug. 6 and 13. St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Rd., Old Saybrook. Registration for singers at 7 p.m., performances from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for singers ($5 for students). Co-sponsored by Con Brio Choral Society and Cappella Cantorum. For info, visit www.conbrio.org or www.cappellacantorum.org.

Old Saybrook Free Concert Series: Wednesdays, June 13, 20, and 27; July 11, 18, and 25; and Aug. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Old Saybrook Town Green; Fridays, June 22; July 6 and 20; and Aug. 3 and 17 at 7 p.m. at Harvey's Beach. Bring a blanket or chair. For info, visit www.oldsaybrookrec.com.

Live Outdoor Music: 6 to 10 p.m. First show Wednesday, June 20 and continues Thursdays to Sundays from June 21 to Sept. 2. For info, visit www.watersedgeresortandspa.com.

Music & a Meal Summer Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 21 to Aug. 16; locations rotate from the town landing, Town Green, and Plattwood Park. Sponsored by Deep River Parks & Recreation. For info, visit www.deepriverct.us.

Essex Summer Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Essex Village Green and Ivoryton Village Park. Once per week from June 26 to Aug. 15. Locations alternate between Ivoryton on Tuesdays and Essex on Wednesdays. For info, visit www.essexct.gov.

Branford Jazz on the Green Series: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 28 to Aug. 30. Branford Town Green. For info, visit www.branfordjazz.com.

Clinton Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 5 to Aug. 2. Vece Gazebo, Pierson School lawn, 75 East Main St., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-3889.

Westbrook Concerts on the Green: Fridays, July 6 to Aug. 31. 6 p.m. in July; 5 p.m. in August. Westbrook Town Green. For info, visit www.westbrookrec.com.

East Haven Concerts on the Green: 6 p.m. Sundays, July 8 to Aug. 26. Town Green. For info, visit www.townofeasthavenct.org.

Madison Beach & Recreation Summer Concert Series: 6 p.m. Sundays, July 8 to Aug. 26. Madison Town Green. For info, call 203-245-5600, ext. 7411.

Guilford Summer Concerts: 6:30 p.m. Sundays, July 22 to Aug. 26 (no concert Aug. 5). Guilford Green. For info, visit www.ci.guilford.ct.us.

The Grassy Strip Music & Art Series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays (dates TBD) on the front lawn of Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Rd. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. For info, visit www.grassystrip.com.

 

Farmers' Markets

Dudley Farm Museum Summer Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 19 through October. 2351 Durham Rd., Guilford. For info, visit www.dudleyfarm.com.

East Haddam Farmers' Market: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 6. Ballek's Garden Center, 90 Maple Ave. For info, visit www.easthaddamfarmersmarket.org.

Chester Sunday Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, June 10 to Oct. 14. Chester Center. For info, visit www.chestersundaymarket.jimdo.com.

Lyme Farmers' Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 16 to Sept. 15. Ashlawn Farm, 78 Bill Hill Rd. For info, visit www.thelymefarmersmarket.com.

Ivoryton Farmers' Market: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 16 to Sept. 29. Ivoryton Village Green. For info, visit www.ivorytonfarmersmarket.com.

Old Saybrook Farmers' Market: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, June 30 to Oct. 31. 210 Main St., Old Saybrook. For info, visit www.oldsaybrookfarmersmarket.com.

East Haven Farmers' Market: 8:30 a.m. Sundays starting July 8. Parking lot of Town Hall, 250 Main St. For info, visit www.townofeasthavenct.org.

Parmelee Farm Artisan Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. 465 Rte. 81, Killingworth. Features pottery, jewelry, photography, knitwear, alpaca products, woodworking, recycled goods, hand-made clothing, food trucks, and family activities. Free. For info, visit www.parmeleefarmmarket.org.

Madison Farmers' Market: 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26. Madison Town Green. For info, visit www.madisonctfarmersmarket.com.

 

Theater

The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue: The Goodspeed, 6 Main St., East Haddam. Runs through June 21. For info, visit www.goodspeed.org.

A Night with Janis Joplin: Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St. Runs through June 24. For info, visit www.ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Oliver!: The Goodspeed, 6 Main St., East Haddam. Runs June 29 to Sept. 8. For info, visit www.goodspeed.org.

You Are Here: The Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester. Runs through June 10. For info, visit www.goodspeed.org.

Grease: Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St. Runs July 5 to July 29. For info, visit www.ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Cyrano: The Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester. Runs Aug. 3 to Sept. 2. Stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train). For info, visit www.goodspeed.org.

A Chorus Line: Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St. Runs Aug. 8 to Sept. 2. For info, visit www.ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Misc.

Shore Line Trolley Museum: 17 River St., East Haven. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults; $7 for seniors 62 and older and children ages 2 to 15. For info, visit www.shorelinetrolley.org.

Cruises Aboard the Onrust: Thursdays through Mondays, June 2 to Oct. 14 at 2 and 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday aboard a 1614 replica ship. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex. For info, visit www.ctrivermuseum.org.

Sunset Cruise and Ride: 6:15 p.m. departures Saturday nights from June 16 to Aug. 25. The Valley Railroad Company, One Railroad Ave., Essex. Steam train ride to and from Becky Thatcher riverboat cruise. $30. For info, visit www.essexsteamtrain.com.

Stone House Museum: The Deep River Historical Society, 245 Main St., will be opening the Stone House Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August from 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free. For info, call 860-526-1449 or visit www.deepriverhistoricalsociety.org.

Movies at the Beach: Fridays, July 27 to Aug. 17. Starts at dusk (7:45 to 8 p.m.) at Plattwood Park Beach. Free. Sponsored by Deep River Parks & Recreation. For info, visit www.deepriverct.us.

S'mores on the Shore: Sundays at dusk (dates TBD) on the beach. Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Rd. Free. For info, visit www.madisonbeachhotel.com.

 

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