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American Society of Marine Artists Invitational & Society of Connecticut Sculptors;

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be exhibited in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Concurrently, in our Goodman Gallery, the American Society of Marine Artists will feature a show and sale of select works. Sculpture by the Society of Connecticut Sculptors will also be on display throughout the gallery. Opening Reception on Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10-5 pm, and by appointment.

Art Exhibits/Openings

Long Tidal River: Four Artists, Four States

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Long Tidal River: Four Artists, Four States;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

The Connecticut River Museum's latest exhibit will feature the works of four artists (one from each state bordering the Connecticut River) that have found inspiration in the Connecticut River Valley’s landscapes, people, places and moods. Featured artists will be Connecticut’s own Leif Nilsson, Robert Sweeney of Massachusetts, Karyn Neubauer of Vermont, and New Hampshire’s Matt Brown.

Female\Feminist/2017

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Female\Feminist/2017;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Female\Feminist/2017 opens Monday, August 28 at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.
Female\Feminist/2017 examines shifting considerations of how “female” fits into feminism and feminist art today, featuring a diverse and inclusive selection of artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Alva Greenberg and Nancy Gladwell includes diverse media and approaches to art as well, ranging from works on paper and sculpture to painting, photography, and animation.

On Friday, October 6, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will host a reading of Vagina Monologues in conjunction with the Female\Feminist/2017 exhibition. The performance is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

This exhibition reconsiders what it is to be female and how gender relates to feminism in contemporary society. As Gladwell states, “Not all females are feminist, and not all feminists are female.” To tackle critical dialogues around contemporary feminism, Gladwell and Greenberg draw on an inclusive group of artists and voices across a range of ethnicities, sexual orientation and prior societal expectations. Amongst other issues, this exhibition challenge notions of how women are and should be perceived.
Gladwell is Associate Professor of Painting and Foundation and Chair of the Faculty Council at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. She has exhibited all over the world, including as a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. She was a two-time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum.
Greenberg is an independent curator as well as the founder of Serve Here CT and the former owner of ALVA Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New London. She has served on many community boards, including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the Garde Arts Center, Inc., the Pequot Foundation, and Read to Grow. She has also served on the Acquisitions Committee at the Florence Griswold Museum. She currently sits on the board of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Gund Art Gallery at Kenyon College.
On Female\Feminist/2017, Gladwell says this exhibitions gives “more air to an issue that is always there simmering.” She hopes that the show will promote important conversations and concepts, and ultimately help chip away at issues that affect us all.
The exhibition is open and free to the public. The Chauncey Stillman Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Featured Artists: Dotty Attie, Siona Benjamin, Judy Cotton, Amy Cutler, Roberto Fabelo, Carla Gannis, Vanessa German, Hilary Harkness, Sophiya Khwaja, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Adriana Marmorek, Marilyn Minter, Lissa Rivera, Ruby Rumie, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Ella Tulin, Benedicte Vanderreydt

With gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Overabove
Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Image caption: HILARY HARKNESS, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, Paris, October, 1939, 12” by 11”, oil/copper 2007-2008 COPYRIGHT: HILARY HARKNESS. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:30 am
Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen opens at the Cooper & Smith Gallery with an artist reception on September 15, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The imagined landscapes of Robert Trondsen evoke that hallucinatory state between waking and dreaming. Inspired by the aesthetics of the Hudson School and the luminescence of Tonalism, Trondsen works with loose brushstrokes and a minimal, often autumnal palette. The results are ethereal atmospheres of compelling, understated effect. The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours: Thu-Mon: 10:30 - 5:30, Tue-Wed: by appointment.

“Revive/ Reset/ Respond”

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 12:00 pm
“Revive/ Reset/ Respond”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Marquee Gallery, 74 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

The collective body of work by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media, plays both against and with each other’s art creating a unique conversation about how we respond to our world. Exhibiting Artists are, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Ellen Gaube, Bryan Gorneau, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Rainey, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Opening Reception on Friday, Sept. 15th from 6-8 pm with live improvisational music with Jazz Circle.

Modal Realism

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 2:00 pm
Modal Realism;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank St., New London, CT , 06320

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 7-10pm

Exhibition runs until Saturday, October 14th
In this exhibit, artist Troy Zaushny explores this concept and the nature of reality in a new body of work. Here the term “Modal Realism” is also proposed as an artistic form or “ism” such as surrealism or impressionism, where the significance of the process or mode in which a work is created is equal to its subject and outcome.

Troy is a printmaker, painter, and muralist from New London, CT. His work is a contemplation of the natural world, consciousness, and spiritual identity as they are being transformed by technology. Though incorporating imagery from popular culture, observation, and dreams, his rich colorful visions also explore the influences of faith and fantasy on our evolution.

Social Conscience and Art Practice: Artists Jacob Cullers & Gabriela Gamboa;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, Contemporary Art Spaces, 165 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

The works of Jacob Cullers and Gabriela Gamboa – artists though separated by medium, culture and geography, nonetheless combine subject and form to imbue their respective works with meaning. Both bear witness to the realities of our times. Art is the logbook of their voyage, visual composition, their language

American Voodoo by Southeastern Connecticut artist Jacob Culler in Space 106 and Process of Extinction, by Gabriela Gamboa, Caracas, Venezuela in Space 101. These artists, subject and form imbued in their respective works with meaning, both bear witness to the realities of our times. Art is the logbook of their voyage, visual composition, their language.

Panorama Banana - Hygienic Resident Exhibit Opening Reception;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Hygienic Art Gallery, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

PANORAMA BANANA – HYGIENIC RESIDENTS SHOW
HAPPENING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 7-10PM | EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL OCTOBER 14TH, 2017

Panorama Banana
It’s big, so very BIG.
An event to fill, challenge, and dilate even the most demanding ocular orifices.
GIVE IN TO THE LIGHT, that it may bathe your mind with sensuous vision.
Let yourself go, to wander upon the sacred object of contemplation.
EXPLORE its tapered contours, its smooth responsive yellow skin, the promise of sublimation.
Now peel back, slowly… you have all the time in the world to reveal its succulent interior.
The sweet white flesh that begs…
Oh BANANA, may you forever be Hygienic

The Resident Sextet of Hygienius are here to welcome and guide you on a magical tour, featuring new wonders by Ryan Whiston, Michael McNabney, Elisha Schauer, Krista Stanowicz, Susan Hickman, and Troy Zaushny.

The Hygienic Resident Artist Program will offer support to emerging artists. Residents have frequent opportunities to participate in Gallery Shows and Hygienic programming. The resident program offers a supportive environment for artists to explore their skill set, gain feedback and expand their professional network. Every year, the resident artists put together a group show in the underground gallery. This year, Hygienic’s resident artists present to you, Panorama Banana!

Downtown2 by Artist KFOGG

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00 pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

Dev's American Bistro & Bar, 463 Bank St., New London, CT

8-11 p.m., art exhibition by Katie Fogg; colorist paintings of Downtown New London will be on display; show runs through Sept. 30; call for reservation (860) 442-3387.

Author Events

Annual James Merrill Lecture: Claudia Rankine

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
Annual James Merrill Lecture:  Claudia Rankine;

Author Events

La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Join us for the Annual James Merrill Lecture: Claudia Rankine on September 23rd from 5 pm to 6 pm at La Grua Center located at 32 Water Street in Stonington CT 06378. This event is free and open to the public.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including ?Citizen: An American Lyric and ??Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including ?Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including ?The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind.? For ?Citizen, Rankine ?won ?the ?Forward Prize for Poetry, the ?National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen ?was also nominated in the criticism category, making it the first book in the award’s history to be a double nominee), ?the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the NAACP Image Award.? A finalist for the National Book Award, ?Citizen ?also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts. She ?lives in ?New York City and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

Community

Tax Relief Program, up until Oct. 1, Niantic

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00 am

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

Connecticut state law provides a rebate program for renters who are elderly or disabled and whose annual incomes do not exceed certain limits. Under this program a check is directly remitted to an approved applicant by the State. These checks represent partial refunds of rental and utility payments. Persons renting an apartment, room, cooperative housing or even leasing a mobile home space may be eligible. An application must be completed and the deadline is Oct. 1, 2017. An applicant or the spouse must be 65 or older or be 100% disabled per Social Security. The applicant must have lived in Connecticut for 1 year. The total income for the calendar year 2016 which includes Social Security must not exceed $35,200 for a single person or $42,900 for a married couple. Thirty-five percent of the applicant's annual rent and utilities must exceed 5% of the applicant's income. Proof of income received and rent and utility payments made in the calendar year 2016 must be provided. For more information or for an appointment call the Senior Center office at (860) 739-5859.

Hunt for Treasures for the Mother You Treasure

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00 am
Hunt for Treasures for the Mother You Treasure;

Community

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

MOTHERS, LIFE'S FIRST TREASURES, ARE GIVEN TO US AS GIFTS.
ALL OTHER TREASURES MUST BE FOUND

Charlestown's General Stanton Inn Flea Market is now open Sundays for your treasure hunting. Hunt for Mothers' Day Gifts: Antiques, Collectibles and Hand-Crafted Goods. And on Mothers' Day itself, Sunday, May 14, why not bring your Mother here after brunch or lunch and treat her to treasures of her own choosing...?!

2017 marks the 52nd Season of the Flea Market, which takes place, outdoors, on the tree-shaded, seven-acre grounds, of the historic General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road (02813). The market is open on Sundays until Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, when its expands to its' full Season schedule: Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, through Columbus Day, October 9.
The Flea Market is open 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.. "Early Birds" are always welcome.

In addition to antiques, collectibles, and hand-crafted goods, The General Stanton Inn Flea Market features art, new merchandise and Farmers' Market items.

A new addition at the General Stanton Inn Flea Market, this Season, is The Indoor Flea Market Cottage, selling fine antiques and more. The Indoor Flea Market Cottage is open during all the weekend hours of The Flea Market, and is also open weekdays by appointment: show contact info A variety of credit cards are accepted at this new market-within-the- market..

With three of Charlestown's other treasures--its' beaches-- within close proximity of The General Stanton Inn, The Flea Market is prized for its' nautical antiques.

Wings Art Exhibit, Sept., Groton

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

an exhibition of artwork by Marna Bastion will be in the Community Room during the month of September; (860) 441-6750.

Lebanon Farmers Market

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 9:00 am

Community

Town Hall Green, , Lebanon, CT

9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, (June-Oct.); www.facebook.com/Lebanon-Farmers-Market.

Stonington Farmers Market

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 9:00 am

Community

Stonington Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington, CT

9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, (May 27-Oct. 7); www.facebook/stoningtonfarmersmarket.

Community

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, , 06413

Gourmet food trucks are returning to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Among the returning trucks, Sugar Bakery and Munchies have been named as Best Food Trucks in Connecticut Magazine.
 
GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS INCLUDE:
Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck www.sugarbakery.com
Food Extrovert foodextrovert.com
Munchies munchiesfoodtruck.com
Fryborg Fryborg.com
Taco Pacifico Tacopacifico.com
Greekin Out www.greekinout.com
Teriyaki Express

Bipolar/Depression Group, Saturdays, Waterford

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 9:00 am

Community

First Baptist Church of Waterford , 105 Rope Ferry Road, , CT

every Sat.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Saturdays, Niantic

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT

10 a.m., babysitting provided.

Alpaca Open Farm Weekend, Sept. 23-24, Griswold

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

Stone Bridge Farm Alpacas, 116 Crary Road, Griswold, CT

10 a.m.-3 p.m., also Sunday, 10-3; (860) 376-5027; www.stonebridgealpacas.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, Saturdays, GALES FERRY

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

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

10-11:15 a.m.; www.oa.org.
* a fragrance free meeting

Community

Huntington Baptist Church, 29 Huntington St., New London, CT

10:30 a.m.

16th Annual Red Lobdell Regatta, Sept. 23, Ston.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:30 am

Community

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, 32 Water St., Stonington, CT

10:30 a.m., first gun; 4:30-6 p.m., after race shore party; www.shyc.us; (860) 535-0112.

Remembering World War I, Sept. 23, Groton

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 11:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sharing History and Preserving Memories; The Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut Digital Archive will scan photos, letters or other memorabilia from World War I to preserve for research and study; free; (860) 441-6750.

Gamblers Anonymous, Saturdays, Waterford

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 11:00 am

Community

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

every Sat.

Benedict Arnold, Sept. 23, Norwich

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 11:00 am

Community

Leffingwell House Museum, 348 Washington St., Norwich, CT

11 a.m.-4 p.m., the annual return of the Infamous Benedict; reenactor, Kevin Titus portrays both 'coats' of Benedict in the Tavern room; at 1 p.m. enjoy the annual delivery and presentation to Norwich Mayor of the 'heroic leg' of Benedict by Flock Theatre of New London; $5; (860) 889-9440.

English Conversation Group

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Friendly and informal English conversation groups meet at the library. Come along to make new friends and improve your English. The library offers 4 sessions a month during September and October. The First Thursday, Second Wednesday, Third Friday & Fourth Saturday, times vary.

Free. Registration is not required.

Book-A-Tech, Groton

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat.
one-on-one technology help; free; call to schedule 20 min. session, (860) 441-6750.

*Library closed on July 4

Classic Cars & Cocktails at the Palmer-Warner House

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Community

Palmer-Warner House, 307 Town Street, East Haddam, CT

Join us to celebrate CT’s rich LGBTQ history and help shape the future of the Palmer-Warner property at the 1st annual Classic Cars & Cocktails! Enjoy classic rock, classic cars and throwback cocktails and get a sneak peek at the Palmer-Warner property before it opens to the public.

From 3 to 5 pm, take a hay ride of the Palmer-Warner property with George Ballek of Balleks Garden Center, check out classic cars courtesy of the Lambda Car club-Nutmeg Chapter, and partake in festive lawn games. From 4 to 5 pm, enjoy signature cocktails and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Palmer-Warner House collection. From 5 to 7 pm, savor an al fresco raw bar provided by Jon Fish and autumnal picnic sides by River Valley Provisions.

The 50-acre Palmer-Warner property in East Haddam was home to preservation architect Frederic Palmer and his partner Howard Metzger from 1945 - 1971. The 18th-c. house remains untouched since Metzger's death in 2005. The rich material culture collection includes American Colonial, Victorian and Colonial Revival furniture; porcelain, glass, and silver; paintings and decorative objects; and many personal belongings. The archives encompass Palmer's architectural papers and drawings; personal photographs; correspondence between Palmer and Metzger during WWII; and Metzger's correspondence and papers.

Connecticut Landmarks is preparing to open the property as Connecticut's first historic site focused primarily on presenting LGBTQ history and needs to raise $1 million to preserve and renovate the Palmer-Warner Barn to create a Visitor Welcome, Event and Exhibit Center. Please join us!

All proceeds benefit the Palmer-Warner Visitor Welcome, Event and Exhibition Center Project. Tickets range from $125 to $450. Individual $125; Individual Patron $250; Couple $200; Patron Couple $450. Patron tickets include additional tax-deductible donation and special recognition in the event booklet and on CTL’s website. Registration required, register by Wednesday, September 13th at www.ctlandmarks.org or 860.247.8996 x 23.

Pasta Dinner, Sept. 23, Waterford

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

Community

Waterford Community Center, 24 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

4-7 p.m., held by Waterford Regional Lions; $8 adults; $5 children ages 5-12; free for children under 4; (860) 514-0769.

Roast Pork Dinner, Sept. 23, N. Ston.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 5:00 pm

Community

North Stonington Congregational Church, 89 Main St., N. Stonington, CT

5-7 p.m., $11 adults; $10 seniors; $5 children; (860) 535-0379.

Shoreline 50+ Singles Disco Dance

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 7:00 pm
Shoreline 50+ Singles Disco Dance;

Community

VFW Hall, 1 Raymond Hill Rd., Montville, CT , 06380

It's time for a little Saturday Night Fever! Get your groove on as you dance to the oldies and classic rock music of the dynamic band, Route 2. Cash bar; light refreshments provided. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Singles and couples welcome. For more information, please call (860) 889-5943.

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Community

VFW Hall, 1 Raymond Hill Road, Montville, CT

7-10:30 p.m., $10; $12 non-members; (860) 889-5943.

Mystic Contra Dance, 4th Saturdays

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00 pm
Mystic Contra Dance, 4th Saturdays;

Community

Frohsinn Hall, 54 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT , 06355

Community dance 8-11 with beginner workshop at 7:45 to walk you through the basic moves. Live music, often Irish or French Canadian tunes. Informal, aerobic dancing--wear cool comfortable clothing even in the winter! Waltz at the break. All ages and experience levels, singles welcome, and we are LGBT friendly.

Education/Lectures

Better Health is an Inside Job

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 11:30 am

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Join Tricia McAvoy, Holistic Health Coach and owner of Blissworks Yoga & Healing Arts for this informative workshop and open up to the better parts of yourself.

Vibrant health is the birth right of every individual and yet it can be confusing about how to achieve it.

Creating good health is more than what you eat, although that is an important aspect.? Ultimately good health has to do with how you think &? your stress levels. Positive and carefree thoughts and attitude create a healthy environment inside your body while negativity and stress create an unheathly environment in your body leaving you more suseptible to illness.

Learn more about your beautiful immune system and how it operates to keep the body safe from dis-ease.
This is a free event open to the public. No registration required.

Feng Shui - finding peace and balance in your home

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Professional Organizer Sandra Wheeler will present this program on the ancient Chinese practice that is all about balancing energy in the spaces of your life. Learn how to change your physical space to change your life!

Fairs/Festivals

Lyme Farmers Market

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 9:00 am

Fairs/Festivals

Ashlawn Farm, 78 Bill Hill Road, Lyme, CT , 06371

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays, (June 3-Sept. 30); www.thelymefarmersmarket.com.

Connecticut College Children's Program Fall Fair

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Fairs/Festivals

Connecticut College , 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT , 06320

Connecticut College Children’s Program Fall Fair is Sat., Sept. 23 from 10am-1pm at Connecticut College next to the college center. This event will feature the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Animal Encounter, face painting, entertainment, raffles, delicious food and baked goods. For more information, call the Connecticut College Children’s Program at 860-439-2920.

Hunting and Fishing Day

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Hunting and Fishing Day;

Fairs/Festivals

Cabela's, 475 East Hartford Blvd. N., East Hartford, CT , 06118

This FREE event sponsored by the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection features activities for all ages, including live birds of prey and waterfowl; BB gun and archery ranges; fly casting; fly tying; field dog demonstrations; celebrity guests; moose calling demo and competition; tree milling; kid’s crafts; fish and wildlife exhibits; and more! There will be a chance to speak with DEEP biologists and representatives from outdoor and hunting/fishing organizations and equipment vendors. Cabela’s in East Hartford has graciously offered their grounds and parking area at 475 East Hartford Blvd. N., to hold this event. Thanks to Cabela’s, the Friends of Sessions Woods, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for donating to the event. Go to www.ct.gov/deep/HuntFishDay or call 860-424-3011 for more information.

Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:30 am

Fairs/Festivals

Lebanon Lions Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire begins celebrating its 19th season on September 2 at its new home on the Lebanon County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Connecticut. The popular family festival is an enchanted recreation of what a harvest festival might have been like during the Middle Ages. It is complete with real jousting knights, archery and birds of prey demonstrations, continuous themed shows, shopping, dancing, live music, feasting, craft brews, games and more. Huzzah!

About the Connecticut Renaissance Faire
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is an enchanted recreation of what a harvest festival might have been like in during the Middle Ages. Since 1999, this family event has taken guests on a magical journey back in time to a land filled with pageantry, real jousting knights, archery and birds of prey demonstrations, continuous themed shows, shopping, dancing, live music, feasting, craft brews, games and more.

NoSto Fest 2017

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 12:30 pm
NoSto Fest 2017;

Fairs/Festivals

Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington, CT , 06359

Wheeler Library in North Stonington invites kids and their caregivers to enjoy special events at NoSto Fest 2017 on Saturday, September 23. Connecticut State Police will present K-9 Demonstrations at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the library lawn. Between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m., strolling stilt walker Calvin Utter will present interactive storytelling performances throughout the festival area.

K-9 demonstrations are designed to portray the work performed by police dog teams on a daily basis. Both children and adults will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the K-9 Unit. Basic obedience, agility, and article search are conducted during the demonstration. The interaction encourages children to build trust toward officers and to learn drug awareness. These police dog teams are remarkable and provide extraordinary value to the community.

Stilt walker Calvin Utter grew up in North Stonington before attending the University of Vermont. He learned stilt walking while studying circus theater in Paris, and spent several years as a street performer in New York City. Today he lives in Mystic, CT, and when he isn't goofing around at 10 feet tall, he sings with the Chorus of Westerly and works as a Realtor, licensed in CT and RI.

NoSto Fest 2017 is an event bringing the community together, offering something for all ages and displaying all the good things North Stonington offers. The festival takes place from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 and is located in the historic village of North Stonington, along Main Street.

No registration necessary. Free and open to the public. Events at Wheeler Library are sponsored by Friends of Wheeler Library, Rotary of the Stoningtons, and an anonymous donor.

Kids/Family

Waterford Farmers Market

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 9:00 am
Waterford Farmers Market;

Kids/Family

Waterford Town Hall, Rope Ferry Rd., Waterford, CT , 06385

9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, (June 17-Oct. 14); www.facebook/WaterfordFarmersMarket.

Young Eagles Over Westerly

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Kids/Family

Dooney Aviation Westerly Airport, Tom Harvey Road Avenue B, Westerly, RI , 02891

Young Eagles Over Westerly 2017 will be held again this year at Dooney Aviation, Westerly State Airport, Tom Harvey Road Avenue B, Westerly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. This family aviation event is sponsored by EAA chapter 334 of Westerly.

Fully qualified, experienced volunteer pilots, in their own aircraft, will offer free airplane rides to young people ages 8-17 as part of this international program to introduce kids to the fun and wonder of flight. Young Eagles must have a parent or guardian present to sign the permission form. Kids will be given a short safety briefing before their flights. Weather, pilot availability, aircraft capacity and other factors may limit the number of flights given but every effort will be made to accommodate all interested, eligible kids. Rain date Sunday, September 24. For more information, please visit http://westerlyairportfriends.org/young-eagles-over-westerly-2017/ or contact Sandy at sniles@smilesdesigns.com

Lotta LEGO®s

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Kids/Family

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Dive into plastic containers filled with colorful building bricks and create a work of art. For all ages with an adult.

SMART ROBOTS for Tomorrow’s Building

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 11:00 am

Kids/Family

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

This hands-on workshop will teach the basic concepts of robotics. Working in teams, kids will learn coding to instruct a simple robot to move objects! They will also learn about programmable electronics for making motors run. Space is limited; please register beginning August 28. For ages 11 & up. Program will take place in the Storyhour Room. This program is sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Family Fun

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 11:00 am
Family Fun;

Kids/Family

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Children of all ages can drop-in anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for some Family Fun! There will be activities for the whole family. This free program will be held on the fourth Saturday of every month and requires no registration.

Cruises aboard Onrust

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 1:30 pm
Cruises aboard Onrust;

Kids/Family

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

The Connecticut River Museum is pleased to welcome Onrust, a replica of Adriaen Block’s 1614 vessel- one of the first sailing ships built in the New World, and the first ever to sail up the Connecticut River!

Built over several years in upstate New York using traditional plans and means, the Onrust is a wholly unique ship that serves to educate and entertain visitors curious about the age of exploration, the fur trade, and our early colonial history.

River cruises will be offered aboard Onrust Thursdays through Mondays. When not giving cruises, Onrust will be available for exploration while docked at the Museum.

Cruise Rates:

Daytime- 1:30pm & 3:30pm (1.5 hours): $33 Adults, $25 children under 12.

Sunset- 6pm (2 hours): $40 regardless of age

Please note that cruise times change through late Summer as the days get shorter. Please check to confirm you have the correct departure time before arriving.

Surely You Jest: Three Generations of Twelfth Night Jesters;

Kids/Family

Chorus of Westerly, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Tom Murphy, Mike Miclon, Shane Miclon, and Collin Miclon, three generations of JESTERS from the Chorus's past shows of A Celebration of Twelfth Night, come together again on the Kent Hall stage for a special show featuring a combination of the best of the Jester acts as well as newly created routines. Murph, Mike, Shane, and Collin, have collectively performed around the world and shared their humor for hundreds of thousands of audience members. A show for the entire family, the evening will be filled with hilarious slapstick and verbal comedy, incredible juggling and magic.

Tickets on sale now. Tickets are $25 and seating is general admission. Call 401.596.8663 or visit chorusofwesterly.org to purchase today!!

All proceeds from this special event will go to support the Chorus of Westerly's educational and artistic programs.

Misc. Events

Modern Musical Film

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00 am

Misc. Events

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Get your toes tapping with this month’s lively series of films. For titles and descriptions please visit our homepage and click on the calendar.

Tom Papa

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00 pm
Tom Papa;

Misc. Events

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, , 06382

Tom Papa is coming to Comix Mohegan Sun 9/21/17-9/23/17 for 4 awesome shows! Check him out Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and again at 10:30pm. Visit http://comixcomedy.com/tompapa2017 for more information!

Tom Papa

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 8:00 pm
Tom Papa;

Misc. Events

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, , 06382

Tom Papa is coming to Comix Mohegan Sun 9/21/17-9/23/17 for 4 awesome shows! Check him out Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and again at 10:30pm. Visit http://comixcomedy.com/tompapa2017 for more information!

Nature/Outdoors

Yoga Hike and Trail Clean Up

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 9:00 am
Yoga Hike and Trail Clean Up;

Nature/Outdoors

Bluff Point State Park, 55 Depot Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Bluff Point State Park is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land along the Connecticut coastline. This is an easy roundtrip 3.25 mile walk along the coastal trail to the bluff. We’ll begin with yoga at the entrance to the coastal reserve then meander through this flat trail that passes through deep wooded forests on one side and the Poquonnock River on the other. At the half-way point the towering trees part for a sweeping view of the bluffs and Long Island Sound. We’ll stop here to practice yoga on on Bushy Point Beach then return to the trail head just in time for you to grab the season’s last Abbotts lobster roll and steamers in Noak for lunch. Don’t forget Abbotts is BYOB, so maybe plan to swing by Saltwater Farm Vineyard before and make a day of it on the shoreline.

A special surprise will be given to all participants to toast in the next season and in appreciation for assisting in trail clean up along our hike. NEEF National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort to clean up and enjoy the beauty of federal and state public lands. I’ll bring gloves and supplies to collect any debris we encounter.

What do you need? A large beach towel. No mat or yoga experience required. Wear weather appropriate layers, comfortable walking shoes, water, sunscreen, and bug-spray recommended. A signed liability waiver that will be provided at the event. Youth under 18 years of age must have a guardian’s signature to participate. Email nutmegyoga@gmail.com if you need the liability waiver ahead of time.

RSVP required

Swallow Sunset Cruises

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 4:30 pm
Swallow Sunset Cruises;

Nature/Outdoors

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

Take the Becky Thatcher Riverboat to a spectacular natural phenomenon as hundreds of thousands of Tree and Barn Swallows converge on the lower Connecticut River and swarm as a beautifully choreographed flock over Goose Island.

• Every Friday & Saturday evening in September
• Board the train at Essex Station at 4:30 p.m. for a 5:00 p.m. departure
• 3-hour cruise down the Connecticut River aboard the Becky Thatcher Riverboat
• Train brings you back to Essex Station between 8:30-9:00 p.m. depending on time of swallow event
• Tickets are $35/person.
• Food and bar service is available at the fully stocked bar
• Due to time and length of excursion, this event is not recommended for children under the age of 10

The Swallow Cruise at Essex Steam Train is the perfect event for birdwatchers, nature enthusiasts, educators, and anyone looking for a waterfront seat to one of nature’s most breathtaking events. For tickets and more information, visit essexsteamtrain.com/the-train-boat/swallow-cruises today!

Religion

Fall Festival Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 7:30 am

Religion

Newent Congregational Church, 12 Burnham Highway, Lisbon, CT

Featuring blueberry, chocolate chip, and apple spice pancakes as well as other traditional breakfast foods.

Goshen Hill Church Services, Sat./Sun., Lebanon

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 5:30 pm
Goshen Hill Church Services, Sat./Sun., Lebanon;

Religion

Goshen Hill Church, 157 Church Rd, Lebanon, , 06249

Our worship service provides encouraging and truthful messages that are geared to make one think about whom God is. We believe that having a relationship with Him is the greatest gift we could ever receive. At Goshen Hill, we are all about Jesus, and the only way to get to know Him is to understand what the Bible says about Him. Expect a warm welcome, a casual atmosphere, contemporary and traditional worship songs, and a clear understandable message.

Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.

Sports

Waszp Sailing Lessons

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 9:30 am
Waszp Sailing Lessons;

Sports

New England Science & Sailing Foundation, 72 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Are you an experienced sailor who wants to discover the thrill of flying above the water while hydro-foiling? Using our very fast and nimble Waszps, we introduce athletic, high-performance sailors to the world of foiling. You will learn the basic concepts of how hydro-foiling works while experiencing the thrills and spills in a safe setting. The majority of the lesson will be hands-on, learning key lessons in balance, apparent wind, fitness, boat set-up, and other high-speed sailing skills. Book a 2-hour lesson for a one-on-one lesson with our foiling experts or split the session with one or two of your capable friends. Sailors must have a required level of dinghy sailing experience and must be fit enough for this high-adrenaline, all-action style of sailing. $300 gets you (and perhaps a friend or two) a rigged and ready Waszp, a coach, and a safety boat. Lessons are available weekdays and the following Saturday’s: 9/9, 9/23, 9/30, 10/21. Please email Mark Zagol (mzagol@nessf.org) for questions and availability.

*add a 3rd hour for only $120*

Stage/Theater

Avenue Q

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

Stage/Theater

Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd , West Hartford, CT , 06119

Puppets aren’t just for kids anymore when Playhouse on Park presents Avenue Q with music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and book by Jeff Whitty. This hysterical and relatable show tells the story of Princeton, a recent college graduate, after he moves into an apartment on Avenue Q. This roller-coaster of a comedy dives into work, relationships and purpose through witty dialogue and charming music. You won’t want to miss this high-energy cast of puppets and people singing their way through adulthood. Warning: This show is not appropriate for young children. Puppets reference sex, drinking, surfing the web for porn and other emotionally scarring content. Avenue Q runs through October 8th, with previews September 13th and 14th. Preview seats are only $17.50! This show offers a specially priced matinee on Tuesday, September 26 at 2pm. All seats for this performance are only $22.50 per person, reserved seating. There is also a talk back with the cast after Sunday matinees. Individual tickets are now on sale ranging from $40 to $50. Seniors, Students and Let’s Go Arts Member discounts are available. All seats are reserved. Contact the box office for details on group sales and a 20% discount when you purchase a season subscription! For tickets or more information, call our box office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119

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