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January 6

A total of 15 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

4:00 pm

Ramblin' Dan Stevenes

the Leif Nilsson Gallery, 1 Spring Street, Chester, CT

4:00 pm

Opening Reception for A Moment's Notice

Keyes Gallery of the Willoughby Wallace Mem Library, 146 Thimble Islands Road, Stony Creek, CT

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.

1:00 pm

Open Arts Day

Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT


8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, first Sunday, Niantic

American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

8-11 a.m., $7 adults; $3 children under 10; held the first Sunday of each month; (860) 739-2107.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

11:00 am

6th Annual South County Bridal Show

The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI , 02882

Beaches, romance and scenic views all unite in the ideal wedding destination known as South County, RI.


10:30 am

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Bond with your little one during a fun-filled program featuring interactive nursery rhymes, songs, stories, puppets and more! For ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required. This program is sponsored by a grant from People’s United Bank.

10:00 am

19th Annual Holiday Train Show

19th Annual Holiday Train Show; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The family-friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex for its nineteenth year of fun for all ages. Train artist Steve Cryan has worked his magic again with more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the very young can get hands-on at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart. Sponsored by Liberty Bank, The Safety Zone and Valley Courier, the exhibit runs through February 10, 2013.

2:00 pm

Program on Historical Sailing Ships

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

Free family-friendly program; children build wooden sailboats. Limited space. Call to register.


4:00 pm

Concert in the Gallery

Concert in the Gallery; leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery, 1 Spring Street, chester, CT , 06412

SPECIAL CONCERT IN THE GALLERY at the Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery, 1 Spring Street, Chester, CT 06412
(860) 526-2077 - nilssonstudio.com for more info

January 6, 2013 - 4 - 6 pm
Ramblin' Dan Stevens
$10 donation - BYOB - Bistro Style Seating

Dan performs an eclectic mix of traditional fingerstyle blues and originals and has entertained audiences throughout the US, Germany, UK, Canada and Virgin Islands. Of special interest is his unique style of "bottleneck" slide playing popularized by early Mississippi delta bluesmen including his use of a homemade, three stringed "Cigar Box Guitar" and one stringed "Diddly Bow", both primitive blues instruments. Dan has been lauded for the authenticity of his approach gained by many years on the road as a traveling blues musician.

3:00 pm

Shoreline Ringers Christmas Concert

Shoreline Ringers Christmas Concert; Central Baptist Church, 2 Union Square, Norwich, CT , 06360

The Shoreline Ringers, a Community Handbell Choir from Southeastern Connecticutwww.shorelineringers.org.

11:00 am

Free Jazz Guitar Master Class

Community Music School, 90 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

The class will focus on the blues and blues progression in early and modern jazz styles. Dr. O’Neil will introduce beginning to intermediate guitarists to jazz improvisation, style and harmony through a close examination of the blues and its use as the foundation for early and modern jazz studies. Examples and techniques from jazz greats will be covered and the use of the blues progression as a basis for other standards and tunes will be explored. A jam session will conclude the master class. In addition to teaching at Community Music School, Kevin O’Neil is an adjunct professor at Tunxis Community College. As a performer, he enjoys being a freelance guitarist and has recorded many CDs through the years with Anthony Braxton, Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, saxophonist Steve Lehman and others. The class is FREE, however, reservations are requested and students should bring a small practice amp with their guitar.


10:00 am

Invasive Species Clearing

Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach State Park - Route 1, Madison, CT

Bring pruning shears, loppers, and small saws.

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