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Sergio Franchi Estate, 91 Sergio Franchi, ,

FRANCHI MEMORIAL CONCERT SATURDAY
Eva Franchi will host the 21st annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert Saturday, Aug. 29 at her 250-acre estate in Stonington. More than 4,000 attendees are expected.
The home, antique car collection and chapel will be open for viewing.
Franchi created the event in memory of her late husband, the famed tenor Sergio Franchi, and proceeds have funded scholarships for nearly 500 singers.
Doors open at 11 a.m. with the concert held 2-5 p.m. The cost is $50 in advance and $55 at the door.
For information call (860) 535-9429; for tickets, visit www.sergiofranchi.com.

Art Exhibits/Openings

New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery presents the New London Coast Guard Summer Exhibit, June 5, 2015 - August 29, 2015. A benefit for National Coast Guard Museum, Inc. with proceeds from the commission on sales to be donated to the new Connecticut landmark and museum of national significance. New London has a strong partnership with the United States Coast Guard as home city to the Coast Guard Academy, 100 years at its current location, home port of USCG Barque Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, Coast Guard Station New London,with vessels assigned to Search and Rescue missions, USCG National Research and Development Center at Fort Trumbull, historic home of the School of Commissioned Officers of the Revenue Cutter Service, and as the future home of the National Coast Guard Museum. Join us in honoring and celebrating the 225th anniversary of the founding of the USCG, New London’s recognition as an official Coast Guard City, CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s designation of the summer of 2015 as Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer, and the rich legacy of honor, respect, sacrifice, and devotion to duty of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. Receptions 6:00 to 9:00 pm First Friday’s Through Coast Guard Summer, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, 2015, at 140 Bank St., New London, CT. Visit us at studio33gallery.com.

Summer Nights and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

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. On view: August 7 to September 18. Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 6–8pm.

Laurie Gorham Photographs

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
Laurie Gorham Photographs;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop -- Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

color digital photographs of our local farmers, their farms, and their farm products

The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 12:00 am
The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio;

Art Exhibits/Openings

ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, (860) 526-8470, elledesignstudio.net; and (860) 575-9113, www.galleryonect.com

Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 9:00 am
Temporary Multimedia Public Art Installation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Atrium At Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

A Multimedia Public Art Installation by Mark Gerard McKee and Joseph (Butch) Rovan.

Engaging Space consists an installation of multiple ranks sheets of semi-transparent plastic of very light weight and thickness. The ranks are oriented perpendicular to the long axis of the Harris Place Atrium. The overall installation which extends to fill the length and width of the Atrium in its configuration defines the space as well as interacts with the environmental conditions and the vicissitudes of light and air currents. The installation is by artist Mark Gerard McKee: www.mckeestudio.com

In addition to its sculptural elements Engaging Space incorporates music as well in the form of the music/sound installation created by Joseph (Butch) Rovan, www.soundidea.org. Liriodendron is both interpretation of and response to the physical space of the atrium. However, this extraordinary sound experiences draws directly from the environment found at the Arboretum of nearby Connecticut College. In fact Liriodendron is also the name of a particular species of tree found there.

ll the sounds in this piece, then, come from the arboretum. The right front entry gate on Williams Street features, as a centerpiece, a decorative liriodendron leaf in wrought iron. Striking the gate, and listening through the leaf’s vibrating form, I discovered the gamelan-like resonances featured here, which suggest to me both the lyricism of the tree’s name and its mysterious past.

By walking through the atrium, listeners will be able to “play” this piece as well. Liriodendron reacts to their movement by offering up a series of high rhythmic melodies, like the tree’s high canopy, that rise to the building’s upper reaches.

Chance and Cadence

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Echolocation: Paintings by J. Hutchinson Fay

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 5:30 pm
Echolocation: Paintings by J. Hutchinson Fay;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Opening reception with artist J. Hutchinson Fay for his landscape paintings of landmark venues.

Author Events

CT Author Trail - Adrienne Kane

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 1:00 am
CT Author Trail - Adrienne Kane;

Author Events

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in Groton is pleased to host local author Adrienne Kane on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 1:00pm as a part of this year’s CT Author Trail event. Ms. Kane will discuss her recent book, United States of Bread, in which she details America’s rich history of unique, homemade bread recipes. This collection of 75 American recipes celebrates our nation’s rich bread-making traditions and offers advice and intriguing information for bread bakers of all levels. Ms. Kane is also the author of United State of Pie, a cookbook of regional heirloom American pies. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, contact the Bill Memorial Library at (860) 445-0392.
This event is part of the 7th Annual Connecticut Author Trail. For more information on the CAT, please visit http://www.connecticutauthorstrail.org

'The United States of Bread' Author Adrienne Kane, Aug. 29, Groton;

Author Events

Bill Memorial Library, Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

1 p.m., The CT Author Trail makes a stop at the Bill Memorial Library! Come hear author Adrienne Kane discuss her latest book, 'United States of Bread: Our Nation's Homebaking Heritage: from Sandwich Loaves to Sourdough'.
(860) 445-4118.

Community

Beach Donut Fundraiser, June 27-Sept. 7, O.Lyme

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 7:00 am

Community

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

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

* Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 8:00 am

Community

General Stanton Inn , 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI , 02813

Sunday only, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 17 and then Starting Memorial Day Weekend 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays through Columbus Day. Are you a returning vendor or first-timer? Please give Janice a call at show contact info or show contact info to reserve your booth. Vendor spaces range from $20.-$35. per day, depending on location. As every year, non-profit organizations are invited to set up sales/information booths at The General Stanton Inn Flea Market, free of charge.
http://www.generalstantoninn.com

Saturday Breakfasts, Groton

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 8:00 am

Community

Branch 20, Fleet Reserve Association, 242 Thames St., Groton, CT

8-11 a.m., breakfast; $6.

Breakfast on Baptist Hill, July/Aug., Mystic

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 9:00 am

Community

Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, CT

9-11 a.m., held the second and last Saturday of each month; $5; (860) 536-9659.

Overeaters Anonymous, Saturdays, GALES FERRY

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 10:00 am

Community

St. Luke's Church, Clark Lane off Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

10-11:15 a.m.
* a fragrance free meeting

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 10:30 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10:30 a.m.

Gamblers Anonymous

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 11:00 am

Community

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

every Sat.

La Leche League, Ledyard

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 11:00 am

Community

Ledyard Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT

11 a.m., held the last Saturday of the month.

** NO MEETING IN MARCH **

Old Town Mill Open House

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 11:00 am

Community

Old Town Mill, 8 Mill St., New London, CT

11 a.m.-2 p.m., stop in and view a video on New London's Mill and the milling process, tour the building and grounds and watch the recently restored water wheel spin; (860) 437-6394.

Family Picnic, Aug. 29, Niantic

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 12:00 pm

Community

American Legion Turner-Tinker Post 128, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

noon-6 p.m., $10 adults; free for children 12 and under; (860) 739-4033.

Steak and Lobster Dinner, Aug. 29, Yantic

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 5:00 pm

Community

Yantic Volunteer Fire Department, 151 Yantic Road, Yantic, CT

5-6:30 p.m., $30, single dinner of steak or lobster; $40, combo dinner; (860) 887-6460.

2015 Leukemia Cup Regatta, Aug. 29, Westbrook

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 5:00 pm
2015 Leukemia Cup Regatta, Aug. 29, Westbrook;

Community

Brewer Pilots Point Marina, 63 Pilots Point Drive, Westbrook, CT , 06498

5 p.m., sign up today to sail in the Leukemia Cup Regatta, a thrilling event that combines the joy of sailing and raising funds for blood cancer research. The regatta is sponsored by Duck Island Yacht Club, North Cove Yacht Club, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, and Brewer Pilots Point Marina. At 5:00pm, all are welcome to join us for the post-race party, a fun-filled evening with a variety of food, drinks, live music and prizes! Visit www.leukemiacup.org/ctwhv for more information and to register or purchase party tickets; (203) 388-9170.

Prism of Praise, Aug. 29, Norwich

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

Community

St. Vincent De Paul Place, 120 Cliff St., Norwich, CT

6 p.m., community gospel choir; donations accepted to benefit Bethsaida Community, Inc. and St. Vincent De Paul Place.

Singles Dinner Evening, Aug. 29, Cromwell

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 6:30 pm

Community

Baci Grill Restaurant, 134 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT

6:30 p.m., meet old and new friends; must purchase dinner; sponsored by Social Connections; (860) 582-8229.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 7:00 pm

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, Noank

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 7:00 pm

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Fairs/Festivals

Goshen Farmers Market

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
Goshen Farmers Market;

Fairs/Festivals

Miranda Vineyard, 42 Ives Rd, Goshen, , 06756

Meet farmers, chefs and artisans amongst the vineyards
Local residents, weekenders, savvy chefs, and tourists flock to the lively market that pops up outside this picturesque Connecticut vineyard, in the rolling Litchfield Hills. Every Saturday, July through October from 10am to 1pm, market tents cast their shade across an extraordinary variety of fruits and vegetables as well as prepared foods, wooden and fiber crafts, local honey, maple syrup, handcrafted soaps, potted plants and more— there is even musical entertainment and kids activities as well. Take some time and step inside the rustic tasting room and try some traditional European crafted wines and maybe purchase a glass or bottle to enjoy as you stroll through the market or picnic overlooking the vineyards.

Diversability Mapathon + Brunch

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 11:00 am
Diversability Mapathon + Brunch;

Fairs/Festivals

Parigot, 155 Grant Street, New York, NY , 10013

I'm pleased to announce Diversability will be hosting its first Mapathon for the accessibility website/app AXS Map.
A little detail, AXS Map (pronounced access map) is like a Tripadvisor for people with disabilities. It crowdsources reviews on wheelchair accessibility, bathroom access and more for various businesses around the city.
We’ll go around and rate business’s accessibility features for future users of the app for other new users. We'll start and end at Parigot, where we'll be giving out special prizes for the top team. This event will end with a celebratory brunch at Parigot (attendees will pay for their own brunch).

Kids/Family

Saturday In Stonington - Sidewalk Chalk Outside

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 10:30 am

Kids/Family

The Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington, CT , 06378

Drop by the Stonington Free Library where we will have sidewalk chalk available for you to decorate our sidewalk. Call the Library with any questions 860-535-0658.

Motorcycle Stunt Show

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 3:00 pm
Motorcycle Stunt Show ;

Kids/Family

Washington Park, Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

Washington Park, Meridian Street, Groton, is the site for this community project by the Wild Style Riders Motorcycle Club. Join in for big family fun!
• Motorcycle Stunt Team
• Wild Style Riders Motorcycle Show
• New England Cycle Works display
• hot rods
• food
• DJ music
• face painting
• give aways & more
• fun for all ages!
summerinthecitygroton.com

Misc. Events

GUILFORD-Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 10:00 am
GUILFORD-Faulkner's Island Lighthouse;

Misc. Events

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! Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

Music

First Annual Preston Music Festival

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

Music

Preston Community Park, 13 Route 117, Preston, CT , 06365

The First Annual Preston Music Festival will be held on Saturday, August 29th in Preston Community Park at the intersection of CT route 117 and US 2A. The festivities start at two in the afternoon and continue throughout the afternoon. Musicians from the all over the area will offer bluegrass, country, Celtic, protest songs, sea chanties, original tunes and old favorites
Bring a blanket, bring a picnic.! Coolers are allowed (no alcohol, please), and food and cold drinks will be available.
A $5.00 donation is requested for entry and all money raised goes towards the restoration of the 1817 Long Society Meetinghouse on Long Society Road.
The show, though benefiting the Meetinghouse, will be historical in its own right. It is the first of many to come. Come and celebrate our History and the End of Summer.

Nature/Outdoors

Dinner Train, Sunset Cruise, Gillette Castle Connection & More at the Essex Steam Train!;

Nature/Outdoors

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT , 06426

The historical Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is open for daily operations June 20 through Sept. 6; offering you and your family the most wonderful and unique activities all summer long!  Bring the whole family to Essex Station to take a ride on the acclaimed antique Steam Train or Riverboat and be transported to another era.Sunset Cruise on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat is only $30/person, with food & beverage service available. Feeling adventurous? Tickets to the Steam Train & Riverboat Connection & Gillette Castle Connection begin at $10/child and $19/Adult. If you're looking for a uniquely Connecticut experience and fun-filled way to enjoy a summer day in the sunshine, look no further than the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Visit EssexSteamTrain.com/buy-tickets/

Sports

Vintage Baseball - Thames BBC vs. Woodstock Hilltoppers;

Sports

Fort Trumbull State Park, 90 Walbach Street, New London, CT , 06320

The Woodstock Hilltoppers travel to New London to face the Thames Base Ball Club at Fort Trumbull State Park. Two 9-inning games will be played using the rules of base ball from 1861, including no gloves.

Stage/Theater

La Cage aux Folles

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, 8:00 pm
La Cage aux Folles;

Stage/Theater

Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam , CT , 06423

Jerry Herman's glittering show tunes overflow in the outrageous tale of a family of cabaret performers led by partners George and Albin. When their son brings home his fiancée and the future in-laws, the limits of love, parenthood and mascara are put to the test. Tender romance and wild laughter are center stage as the Riviera's most delicious drag nightclub bursts to life in its Goodspeed debut. Expect "The Best of Times" from the Tony Award-winning composer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame.

June 26 – September 6
Wed/Thurs 2 & 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3 & 8pm, Sun 2 & 6:30pm

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