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November 4

A total of 56 events have been found.

1:00 pm

Painting with a Knife

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Free demonstration/talk with featured artist Deborah Quinn-Munson. Call to RSVP

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Trees of Connecticut Art Show

Trees of Connecticut Art Show; The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike , Clinton, , 06413

The Clinton Tree Committee is seeking artwork for the Seventh Annual Art Show. There will be a new theme this year: THE TREES OF CONNECTICUT. Artists are encouraged to submit paintings and photographs of their favorite Connecticut trees. Submissions must be original artwork and be ready to hang. A prize will be awarded to the work voted “People’s Choice “.
The show will be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton. It will run from November 1 – November 30.
The mission of the Clinton Tree Committee is to protect our valuable urban forest, and to educate Clinton residents about the planting and care of trees. The tree ordinance approved in 1998, established the guidelines for the planting, maintenance and removal of town trees.

10:00 am

New England Landscape Invitational & The Society of Connecticut Sculptors

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be exhibited in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. All Four Galleries - Member and Invitational Show. The Guest Juror for this exhibition is Harley Bartlett. The Society of Connecticut Sculptors - All Four Galleries - Juried by The Society of Connecticut Sculptors/approved by LAA. Opening reception on Friday, October 5, 6-8. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested. Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street. (860)434-7802; lymeartassociation.org

10:00 am

Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT

the original artwork of James Gurney, the author and illustrator of Dinotopia, an illustrated book series that tells the story of an island where humans and sentient dinosaurs live together in harmony.
On view through February 2, the exhibition brings together paintings from Gurney’s well-loved books A Land Apart From Time, The World Beneath, Journey to Chandara, and First Flight, along with sketches and maquettes from Gurney’s studio. Dinosaur specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, including a Deinonychus skull and a Tyrannosaurus tooth, will complement the paintings and illuminate the science behind Gurney’s art. Related events throughout the months

11:00 am

Reception Planned For Photographer Eleanor Phillips

Reception Planned For Photographer Eleanor Phillips; Shops At The Marlborough Barn, 45 North Main St, Marlborough, CT , 06447

The Antique Center at The Shops At Marlborough Barn is holding a reception to honor New England Photographer, Eleanor Phillips on Sunday, November 4, from 1-4 PM. Eleanor is a “native” New Englander. Raised just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Eleanor has lived in Connecticut for over 30 years. Her lifelong appreciation for the wonders of Nature, introduced her to photography.

Eleanor has a natural talent for composing photographs and making you feel a part of each image. She finds beauty in the places and things around her, places that you might recognize from your own travels or even in your own back yard. Her images include florals, birds, scenery and sunsets.

Over the past several years, Eleanor has started to share the beauty of the images she captures by showing and selling her photography and photo cards. Her work is in several galleries and can be seen locally at the Shops At Marlborough Barn.
Meet and speak with Eleanor and view her photography at her reception on Sunday, November 4, from 1-4 PM at The Shops At Marlborough Barn, 45 West Main Street, Marlborough. Light refreshments will be served.

A series of Receptions for local artists is being presented at the Shops At The Barn weekends in November and December. On November 17, meet William Muttart, author, from Montville. Muttart will be selling, signing and speaking about his recent book, One Hundred Eleven Questions And Answers Concerning The Pilgrims. Meet William and learn some fascinating facts about the Mayflower that you can share at your Thanksgiving table this year.

4:00 pm

"JOURNEYS"

Willoughby Wallace Library, 146 Thimble Island Road, Stony Creek, CT , 06405

“JOURNEYS”, an exhibit of watercolors by Orange resident Rosemary Benivegna and metal sculpture by Branford resident Lisa Carlin, will be held from November 4 to November 28, 2012 at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 146 Thimble Island Road, Stony Creek, CT, 06405, 203-488-8702. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, November 4 from 4 - 6 pm.

4:00 pm

Opening Reception

Willoughby Wallace Library, 146 Thimble Islands Road, Stony Creek, CT

Journeys: Paintings by Rosemary Benivegna. Metal sculpture by Lisa Carlin. Runs through Nov 28.

4:00 pm

Opening Reception for Journeys

Willoughby Wallace Library, 146 Thimble Islands Road, Stonycreek, CT

Show features paintings by Rosemary Benivegna and metal sculpture by Lisa Carlin. Runs through Nov. 28.

4:00 pm

Straight Up

Leif Nilsson Gallery, 1 Spring Street, Chester, CT

BYOB. Donation $10.

Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft; Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Handmade crafts by more than 300 artists from across the country are featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, toys, specialty foods, and more. More than 80 new artists join the event this year. Proceeds benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Artistry hours are Monday through Sunday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-8pm.

Author Events

12:00 pm

Booksigning with Godd Wood

Breakwater Books, Guilford Green, Guilford, CT

2:00 pm

'A Forgotten 19th-Century Irish Catholic Cemetery'

The New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Panel presentation on archaeology, history and forensic science involving Christ's Church, New Haven. Donations welcome.

Community

11:00 am

A Healthy Living Food Festival, Nov. 4, Mystic

Mystic Hilton, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

11 a.m.-4 p.m., samples, cooking demos, raffles, coupons and more; admission is a non-perishable food item to support the Groton Food Pantry; $5 pp cooking demo.

12:00 pm

Open Barn Event, Nov. 4, N. Ston.

Phoenix Equine Rescue, 1 Pinewoods Road, North Stonington, CT

noon-4 p.m., walk the farm and meet our rescues; refreshments, games for children and live music by Joe Majersky of the Cartells; (860) 599-0555.

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, Niantic

American Legion Post 128, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

the first Sunday of each month; $7 adults; $3 children under 10; proceeds benefit Veteran, Children and Community Programs; (860) 739-2107.

9:00 am

Thanksgiving Food Collection, United Church of Chester

United Church of Chester, 29 W. Main Street, Chester, CT

The United Church of Chester needs your help in providing fixings for Thanksgiving baskets which will be delivered to local families this holiday season.
Gift cards in any amount to Adams in Deep River are welcome.
Non-perishable items (canned vegetables, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy) are accepted anytime at the Chester Town Hall or the United Church.
Perishable items (frozen turkeys, frozen turkey breasts, potatoes, carrots, dinner rolls, fresh pies) can be donated on Saturday, November 17th from 9 am to 1 pm at the church at 29 West Main Street. We will have strong arms to assist you! For more info, call 860-526-2697 UCC. Thank you!

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

3:00 pm

Gluten Free Support Group, first Sunday, Bozrah

Centerspace Wellness Studio, 46 Lebanon Ave., Bozrah, CT

meets the first Sunday of each month; open to anyone interested in or living with a gluten free lifestyle; guided by Lisa Viele, Holistic Nutrition Consultant and owner of Eat Well, Be Well Nutrition Consulting Service; (860) 933-4138.

9:00 am

Cut-a-thon for Cancer

Gene Allen's Hair Studio, 400 Coe Avenue, East Haven, CT

Benefits the Connecticut Hospice in Branford and the Smilow Cancer Center. Men's and children's haircuts: $10. Women's haircuts: $15.

5:00 pm

Men Who Cook Fundraiser

Owenego Inn, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford, CT

3:00 pm

Jewish Art Talk, Nov. 4, Chester

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

3 p.m., Robin Cembalest will speak; free; (860) 526-8920.

12:30 pm

Tea with Prudence and Sarah

The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT , 06331

Donna Dufresne becomes Prudence Crandall and Gwendolyn Quezaire Presutti becomes Sarah Harris in this dramatic dialogue based on the lives of two groundbreaking women. Ticket price includes performance, tea, tea sandwiches and sweets. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Two seating are offered, 12:30 or 3:30pm, with the 2pm performance for both seatings at the Canterbury 1st Congregational Church

Education/Lectures

10:00 am

Hearin Health and Screening

ST. Agnes Church Hall, 22 Haigh Ave, Niantic, CT , 06357

How to keep your hearing healthy and what to do if problems occur. We will do hearing screenings at this event also. Please come join us for an informal talk about hearing health. All ages welcome! Refreshments will be available.

4:00 pm

Arts Lecture: Russell Oberlin

Arts Lecture: Russell Oberlin; Christ Church, 7 Elm Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

On Sunday, November 4, the Arts Commission of Christ Church will be honored to welcome Russell Oberlin, famed countertenor and lecturer. He will give a talk on his career, which has included founding and performing with New York Pro Musica Antiqua, as well as collaborations with many musical notables such as Robert Shaw, Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, and Sir Georg Solti. In 1960, Mr. Oberlin sang the role of Oberon in the premiere of Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream at Covent Garden in London. The event is free and open to all; reception will follow with the opportunity to meet Mr. Oberlin.

Tree of Life Conference on Israel and Palestine

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Corner of Lyme Street & Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Eighth Annual Interfaith Tree of Life Conference on Israel and Palestine, November 3 and 4, Old Lyme, CT.

The Eighth Annual Interfaith Tree of Life Conference on Israel and Palestine, organized by the Tree of Life Educational Fund, will be held at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, November 3 and 4, 2012.

The conference will open with Tree of Life Concert, Saturday, November 3, 5:30 p.m., featuring internationally acclaimed Syrian composer and pianist, Malek Jandali. Mr. Jandali will be joined by young Palestinian musicians from both the West Bank and the Berklee College of Music. All proceeds will benefit victims of the war in Syria through the Syrian Sunrise Foundation.

A Middle Eastern dinner will follow, sponsored by the Islamic Center of New London and the Connecticut Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Events will continue on Sunday, November 4, from 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with a session entitled Voices of Conscience and Hope, the special focus of which will be “Education – How Can We Embrace our Common Humanity?” Speakers from Israel, the occupied territories and the U.S., who recognize the critical importance of education and have dared to reach out across the great divide, will share their inspiring personal stories and compelling visions of a more peaceful world. Refreshments and an information/crafts bazaar will follow.

All events are open to the public. Admission will be $25 per event. Students and those under age 21, free of charge. Information and reservations: www.tolef.org, www.fccol.org, or 860-434-8686.

4:00 pm

‘History of Railroading in the Lower Connecticut Valley’

The Chester Meeting House, , Chester, CT

Talk by historian Max Miller.

3:00 pm

Funny, You Do Look Jewish

Congreagation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 E. Kings Hwy., Chester, CT

Art historian and editor Robin Cembalest discusses her career covering Jewish art.

12:30 pm

Adult Bead Class: Wire Wrap a Cabochon, Nov. 4, Montville

The Shops at Nature's Art, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT , 06370

Learn the art of wire wrapping! Come wrap a square or rectangle stone or Cab! Create a wearable piece and take it home the same day! This is a beginner to intermediate class. Instructor: Donna Lotti. See store for material list.

2:00 pm

Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital

Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital; Babcock Smith Carriage House, 124 Granite Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Frank Grzyb presents Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital: Life and Death at Portsmouth Grove, 1862-1865. Relying heavily on first-person accounts (letters and diaries) along with supportive documentation extracted from period books and newspapers, Rhode Island’s Civil War Hospital details the lives of convalescent soldiers (Union combatants and Confederate prisoners) at a long since forgotten Civil War general army hospital in the north.

1:00 pm

Palette-Knife Demonstration/Talk

Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

Presented by featured artist Deborah Quinn-Munson.

4:00 pm

Train History in Chester and the Lower CT River Valley

Train History in Chester and the Lower CT River Valley; Chester Meeting House, Goose Hill Road, Chester, CT , 06412

Can you imagine getting on board a train at the Chester Depot and traveling to Middletown or Old Saybrook? In 1871, you would’ve had a choice of two morning trains and two late afternoon trains to take from Chester. What happened to them?

Max Miller, who has become well known around the state as the Connecticut Valley Railroad Historian, will talk about the history of railroading in the lower Connecticut Valley, especially in Chester. Until his retirement in 1998, Miller worked for 22 years as a foreman for the Valley Railroad, following many years as a volunteer there. He has been amassing a vast collection of Valley Railroad memorabilia for decades. He will bring his photographs and other items to exhibit at the Meeting House. Following the program, refreshments will be served.

Fairs/Festivals

Beltane Farm, 59 Taylor Bridge Rd, Lebanon, CT , 06249

Beltane Farm, makers of goat milk cheese in Lebanon, CT will hold cheese tastings and tours at the farm every Sunday from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. through December 23.

Sample our seasonal array of cheeses in our tasting house. Warm up by the wood stove, enjoy some cider and meet the goats. www.beltanefarm.com; (860) 887-4709.

Kids/Family

11:00 am

Free Cookies for Kids

Vanderbrook Bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Join Candidate Adam Stillman and owner Keith Grills as they give out cookies to kids.

The event is Sunday, Nov. 4th, from 11a-1p, at Vanderbrooke bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook (Corner of Main and Elm)

12:00 pm

Harvest Home

Bushnell Farm, 1445 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Demonstrations of cider-, cheese-, and butter-making; horse and wagon rides, and more.

11:00 am

Free Cookies for kids (big ones)

Vanderbrooke Bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Adam Stillman 2012 will be handing out free cookies for children at Vanderbrooke Bakery in Old Saybrook, (65 Main Street, Old Saybrook.)

Join Adam in his last of three family campaign events this election.

10:00 am

Rupunzel Celebrates with the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut

Children's Museum, 409 Main St., Niantic, CT

families invited to the museum's 20th birthday partywith special guest, Princess Rupunzel.
Princess Rupunzel lets down her hair to party with us with games, songs, dancing, and crafts. Bring a camera for a great photo opportunity and feel free to dress in your best finery. $20 per child, adults are free. All proceeds benefit New London Youth Affairs. Space is limited: call (860) 691-1111 to register.

4:30 pm

The Bookmarks! Book Club

The Bookmarks! Book Club; R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Join us for our next fantastic pick by Newberry Award-nominee, Matthew Cody!

Powerless by Matthew Cody

Moving into a new neighborhood can be difficult… especially when the neighbors share a secret: they have super powers! Daniel learns that his new friends will lose their powers once they turn thirteen and agrees to use his own (detective work) to figure out what’s causing those superpowers to vanish.

11:00 am

Free Cookies (big ones) for kids

Vanderbrook Bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Adam Stillman 2012 will be handing out free cookies for children at Vanderbrooke Bakery in Old Saybrook, (65 Main Street, Old Saybrook.)

Join Adam in his last of three family campaign events this election.

Pictured is Adam Stillman and Keith Grills, owner of Vanderbrooke and the Sugar Shack at Soundview beach in Old Lyme.

11:00 am

Free Cookies for kids (big ones)

Vanderbrooke Bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Adam Stillman 2012 will be handing out free cookies for children at Vanderbrooke Bakery in Old Saybrook, (65 Main Street, Old Saybrook.)

Join Adam in his last of three family campaign events this election.

2:00 pm

CANCELLED-Crystal Mall and K&M All Star Sports Host an Autograph Signing with Chris Stewart

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT , 06385

Major League Baseball Player & Catcher for the New York Yankees, Chris Stewart will be at Crystal Mall to meet and greet fans as well as signing autographs for Yankee fanatics just in time for the holiday season!

Fans can learn more by calling K&M All Star Sports @ 860-772-2041.

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*

11:00 am

Free Cookies for kids (big ones)

Vanderbrooke Bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Join Adam Stillman Candidate for State Representative, and Keith Grills, the owner of Vanderbrooke Bakery and the Sugar Shack, as they hand out cookies for kids. (Big ones!)

The event is Sunday, Nov. 4th, from 11a-1p, at Vanderbrooke bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook (Corner of Main and Elm)

11:00 am

Free Cookies for Kids

Vanderbrooke Bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Join Adam Stillman, Candidate for State Representative and Keith Grills, owner of Vanderbrooke Bakery and the Sugar Shack, in Old Lyme, as they hand out cookies to kids.

The event is Sunday, Nov. 4th, from 11a-1p, at Vanderbrooke bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook (Corner of Main and Elm)

11:00 am

Free Cookies for Kids

Vanderbrooke Bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Join Adam Stillman, Candidate for State Representative and Keith Grills, owner of Vanderbrooke Bakery and the Sugar Shack, in Old Lyme, as they hand out cookies to kids.

The event is Sunday, Nov. 4th, from 11a-1p, at Vanderbrooke bakery, 65 Main Street, Old Saybrook (Corner of Main and Elm)

Misc. Events

2:00 pm

Glory Days

Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke, Clinton, CT

Current and former employees share memories of the Chesebrough Ponds and Unilever Clinton Pland

9:00 am

Big Food: Health, Culture, and the Evolution of Eating

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Runs through Dec. 2. Collaboration between the Peabody, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

5:00 pm

Men Who Cook

Men Who Cook; The Owenego Inn, Linden Avenue, Branford, CT , 06405

An evening of sumptuous food prepared by volunteer chefs at the Owenego Inn overlooking Long Island Sound. Benefits the programs of the Women & Family Life Center. Enjoy tantalizing food prepared by "men who cook", bid on amazing auction items and listen to great music.

12:30 pm

Tea with Prudence and Sarah

Tea with Prudence and Sarah; The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Rd, Junction Rtes 14 & 169, Canterbury, CT , 06331

Donna Dufresne and Gwendolyn Quezaire Presutti become Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris in a dramatic dialogue. Program includes performance, tea, tea sandwiches, scones and sweets. Two seatings offered: 12:30 OR 3:30PM with the performance at 2pm for both seatings. Pre-registration required.

10:00 am

Annual Pottery Open House and Sale

, 120 Acorn Road, Madison, CT

Potters Robert Parrott and Anita Griffith celebrate 40 years of making pottery.

Music

4:00 pm

Connecticut College Chamber Choir in Concert

Connecticut College Chamber Choir in Concert; Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Chamber Choir presents a farewell concert for Professor Paul Althouse, who is retiring after 42 years of conducting the Choir. The program includes works by Bach, Schutz, Brahms, and Whitacre. Guest performers include Jurate Svedaite-Waller, soprano, Samantha Talmadge, soprano, Daniel Lee, violin, and John Anthony, piano.

6:00 pm

Six Feet Under

The Webster Theater, 31 Webster Street, Hartford, CT

Cost: $22 ($20 in advance).

10:30 am

Sunny Morning Lala

Bean & Leaf, 463 Bank Street, New London, , 06320

A fun morning for the whole family! Kids music, dancing and nutritious foods.

2:00 pm

Rose City Chorus

Kelly Middle School, 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT

Harvest of Harmony Crooners; $15; also Sonic Fource Quartet; 860 889-7802 or 860 823-8826; $15.00

Nature/Outdoors

1:00 pm

Guilford Land Trust Dudley Barrows Hike

Guilford Land Trust Dudley Barrows Hike; Dudley Barrows Preserve, 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT , 06437

GLCT Director, Rick Conrad, and Steve Vandermaelen, with the Dudley Farm, will lead this hike through the Dudley Barrows Preserve. Meet at the Dudley Farm parking lot.

1:00 pm

Guilford Land Conservation Trust Fall Walk

The Dudley Barrow Preserve, , Guilford, CT

Stage/Theater

7:30 pm

Goodspeed Dinners - "Something's Afoot"

Goodspeed Dinners - Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06423

A zany murder mystery musical where the guests at an old English mansion disappear one by one – it’s like an Agatha Christie novel.

Goodspeed Dinners: Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

3:00 pm

The Royal Ballet of London presenting Swan Lake

Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, , 11944

Peconic Landing is proud to present the Ballet in Cinema series featuring the world’s most famous ballet companies captured live in high-definition digital projection. The Ballet in Cinema series will be held in the Peconic Landing Community Center and includes The Royal Ballet of London presenting Swan Lake on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. (cost – $15 cost).

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