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September 15

A total of 40 events have been found.

Misquamicut State Beach , Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI

The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce will present Electric Eve, a 5k non-competitive fun run on Friday June 27, 2014 at 9 pm at Misquamicut State Beach. Runners, artists and revelers will unite for a special evening of LED light and music. Activities such as children’s amusements, a Flashion Show contest, and a food/beer garden will open at 7pm. Face painters will be on hand to paint with reflective paints so runners faces light up when they go under the black lights. Race starts promptly at 9pm.
The 5k (3.1 mile) megawatt course will incorporate adrenaline pumping music and special effects. The dazzling light designs will be designed by local artists and creative business owners. Participants will experience a pulsating, kaleidoscope of light and sound at Misquamicut Beach. As part of the entry, runners will acquire a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt and admittance to the post-race party. Many participants will wear silly costumes, neon tu-tus and wigs and blinking sunglasses.
Several themed areas of the course will be designed to engage participants. Strobes, lasers, and glowing signs and other special effects will create a colorful setting. “Atlantic Avenue in Westerly will be transformed into Electric Avenue for one amazing technicolor night.,” said chamber Executive Director Lisa Konicki.
The event culminates with a high voltage after-party, where DJ Don Dada spins tunes and a laser lights how takes place as part of the dance party. Grey Sail Brewery will host a beer tent.
Registration is available now at ElectriceveRI.com and the prices vary depending upon age, date of registration, etc. All proceeds support local Chamber programs. Such as free Big Screen Movies on the Beach, Santa’s Arrival, Riverglow and more. More than 40 volunteers are needed and they may register on line. Those who wish to attend the event and after party but not race, may pay $10 admission.(401) 596-7761

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Can you get there from here? This old saying really means something when you consider getting across the mighty Connecticut without the bridges we have today! There are approximately 58 vehicle bridges currently spanning the Connecticut River and ten were chosen as representative examples for the Connecticut River Museum's 2013 exhibit 'Crossing the Connecticut: Bridges of the Connecticut River'. The exhibit features several different styles of bridge design and explores how people's ideas of what bridges should look like and how they reflect how their communities have changed over time. The exhibit features many objects and images from the Museum's collections as well as paintings, original toll signs, documents and other artifacts on loan from other institutions. Through October 20.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for the New Haven Paint & Clay Club

John Slade Ely House, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT

Active Members Exhibit

10:00 am

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish; The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT , 06320

Fascinated by the anatomy and movement of living creatures, Kitty Wales creates sculpture and installation art based on her direct observations of animals. She has traveled to the Scottish Hebrides to study wild goats, the Spanish Pyrenees to observe bearded vultures, and the Caribbean to document reef sharks in their underwater habitat. As part of a collaboration between the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Mystic Aquarium, Wales visited the Aquarium to observe their collection of marine life, taking photographs and preparing sketches that would later fuel her creations in the studio. Inspired by the textural, feathery forms of the lionfish, Wales then set to work envisioning a site-specific installation intended for the Lyman Allyn. Three larger-than-life lionfish sculptures constructed of welded steel, heavy paper, and recycled pencils will transform the gallery into a “deep-sea” environment for visitors of all ages.

9:00 am

Land and Sea:

Land and Sea:; Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

The show featuring work by local artists Lizbeth McGee and Susan B. Stafford will run from Sept 4-30. There will be a meet&greet with the artists on Sept 15 from 1-3.

Liz has been involved in creating for years. Her life journey is a lot like painting. “The best quality about this medium,” says Liz, “is its ability to surprise. And that is its truest parallel to life. The greatest test is learning how to make something beautiful out of it.” Liz captures the area’s soul in her soft, wispy watercolors.

Susan has also been involved in art for years. Moving with her naval officer husband she traveled around, before settling back in the area to their satisfaction. Teaching art and exhibiting locally Susan strives to capture the heart of the area that captures visitors and locals alike.

9:00 am

Art of Robert Hauschild

East Lyme Public Library and Senior Center, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT , 06357

East Lyme Public Library and Senior Center Complex, 39 Society Road, East Lyme. Local scenes in acrylic and watercolor, through September 30. (860)739-6926

2:00 pm

Artist Talk and Demo by Cindy Tower

Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

RSVP required.

Community

3:00 pm

Annual RTC Dinner at the Point

Annual RTC Dinner at the Point; Griswold Point, 13 Griswold Point, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Meet the Republican endorsed candidates for the 2013 municipal election. Enjoy dinner, music and an heirloom auction with your friends and neighbors. This year's keynote speaker is Heath Fahle of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. Join us - Rain or Shine. Reservations strongly suggested.

9:00 am

Connor Kusmit Foundation Bike Ride

North Haven Fairgrounds, Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT

Check in 9a.m. Benefits the Connor Kusmit Scholarship Fund.

12:00 pm

The Connecticut Schooner Festival

Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London, CT

Schooner race in waters off Ocean Beach Park and a series of land-based events in New London and at Mystic Seaport; starts at Mystic Seaport and moves to New London over 4-day period; www.ctschoonerfest.com; through Sept. 15; schoonerfest.com.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

12:00 pm

A Harley Bash for a Healthy Community

Gelston House, 8 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

Admission: $25 raffle ticket for Harley Davidson drawing. Benefits Youth and Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth. Adults only.

7:00 am

“Burning of Benedict”

New London Waterfront, , New London, CT , 06320

Downtown New London; Flock Theatre production through Sept. 15; the festivities begin with a roving party of special puppets that takes people to historic homes, such as the Shaw Mansion, as well as a stationary parade on the waterfront pier.

8:00 am

The Big E

1305 Memorial Blvd. , , West Springfield , MA

The Big E — The Big E is the largest state fair in New England, to which people from all over the country travel to see; this 17 day event has a little bit of something for everyone with hundreds of typical fair fried food and beer stands, vendor booths, games, rides, shows, a circus, and more. Gate opens at 8 a.m., Most exhibits and buildings open 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; runs through Sept 29 at 1305 Memorial Blvd., West Springfield, Mass.; $15 adults, $10 ages 6-12 and free to kids 5 and under; ticket packages availbable; (413) 205-5115, TheBigE.com.

9:00 am

Canning for a Cause

Mohegan Fire Company, Route 32, Uncasville, , 06382

The Montville Republican Town Committee will be holding its 3rd annual Canning for a Cause Sept 15, 2013 at the Mohegan Fire Department on Route 32. All canned food will benefit the needy people of Montville. We are asking for donations of canning jars or a monetary donation to purchase them. This is a fun worthy event. Please help us to help others. For information or to donate time or materials contact RTC chairman Tom McNally at 860-625-6803

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Fleamarket

The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

The fleamarket, located on nearly 7 tree-lined acres of the historic Inn, is open every week, late April through Columbus Day (Oct 14) this year, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays. Hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and there is no admission charged for buyers and browsers. A parking fee of $2. is charged on peak Summer Sundays. Food and beverages are available on-site. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket still has some of its 10 x 20 feet vendor spaces available for both one-day "tag salers"& long-term vendors.401-364-8888

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

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

one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the area, featuring antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, tools, new merchandise--and this year--a new indoor boutique. Food available on the premises.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, 8 a.m.-3p.m., now through Columbus Day. Early birds are not only welcome, they are encouraged!
Free for browsers & buyers. $2. visitor parking fee Summer Sundays only.
401-364-8888/401-364-1818

8:00 am

Zumba

Calvary Chapel, 236 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

free; (860) 961-8714.

9:00 am

Community Day & Activities Fair

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT

Education/Lectures

11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Please join our award winning tours as we begin our second year! Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and continue through September.

Our student guides will lead you through 374 years of American History and Architecture.

The tours were awarded the “Best of New England” designation in 2013 by Yankee Magazine.

For further information, please visit www.historicguilford.org or call (203)233-1026.

Tickets are sold online, at local stores on the Green or by the guides prior to the tours. All tours start and finish at the Guilford Town Hall.

3:00 pm

Halloween History with Lesley Bannatyne

Halloween History with Lesley Bannatyne; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Don't miss this presentation on Halloween History and Folklore, complete with monsters and mayhem! Author and historian Lesley Bannatyne will be at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 5 PM. As one of the leading authorities on Halloween, Bannatyne supplied the Halloween article found in the World Book Encyclopedia and is the Halloween advisor to the Vampire Empire. Bannatyne has shared her knowledge of the holiday on TV specials for Nickelodeon and the History Channel. Be sure to stop by for this fun and interesting event! Free refreshments will be served.

Fairs/Festivals

Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT, CT , 06360

hundreds of antique cars, trucks and street rods; give-aways, activities, live music, contests, Revolutionary Re-enactors; admission is $7, $5 seniors, and free for kids under 10 with an adult; free for Pre-WWII vehicles, $10 display motorcycles; norwichautoshow.com, (860) 887-1647.

Kids/Family

11:00 am

First Friends:Rhyme Time and Play Group

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

Enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, finger plays, and other activities for the very young, then stay (or not) for a one-hour play group. Ages newborn - 2 years. Drop-in; no registration required.

12:00 pm

1st Annual "Breast Friends" Bash

1st Annual American Legion, 456 Laurel Hill Road, Norwich, CT , 06260

Music, Food and Fun!!!
Family event to help our team "Breast Friends" reach our fundraising goal for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Marathon. 100% of all funds raised benefit the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation with 100% going to research!!! Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Linda Litsch at 860-464-0025, Nancie Fortner at 860-9494-4565, emailing teambreastfriends@yahoo.com or at the American Legion at 456 Laurel Hill Road, Norwich CT.

10:30 am

Halloween Costume Swap or Drop

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

The Stonington Free Library, 20 High St, Stonington, will collect children's Halloween costumes from Sept. 9-Sept. 28. All costumes MUST be CLEAN, COMPLETE, and on a hanger with size marked, with a plastic (grocery store style) bag attached!

We will have FREE shopping from Sept. 30-Oct. 5. Any leftover costumes will be donated. Call the Library at 860-535-0658 with any questions.

7:00 pm

Family Seminar

Family Seminar; Clarion Inn, 268 North Frontage Rd, New London, CT , 06230

Attend the ultimate solution to your family happiness. Each night will include a Health Nugget with families in mind and a short presentation on how to strengthen your family. A children's program will keep your little ones entertained while you attend the seminar. Please register at tiny url.com/familyseminar

Misc. Events

8:00 am

Flea Market

The General Stanton Inn and Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

Some vendors at The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket in Charlestown believe they can tell when it's high tide at the local beaches(the "old-timey" way):when the waves of visitors shopping at the fleamarket suddenly retreat. Those same vendors suggest that at high tide this weekend(12:16 p.m. on Saturday,13th and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday,14th),it will be a good time to come to the Fleamarket and avoid the "sea of shoppers" that tend to flee the beaches and gather at the Fleamarket during the lower tide times (and lower wave times)of day.The General Stanton Inn, one of the oldest,largest and most popular outdoor fleamarkets in the area,is open Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays until Columbus Day. Hours:8a.m.-3p.m.,with early birds encouraged.Call 401-364-8888.FREE.$2.parking fee Sundays only.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Tell Me About It

Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT

8:00 pm

Gwendolyn Toth Organ Recital

Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect St, New Haven, CT

Music

2:00 pm

Dan Crowley in Concert

Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

4:00 pm

New and Improvised Music Mini-Fest

The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell STreet, Hamden, CT

Tickets: $5 to $10.

4:00 pm

New and Improvised Music Mini-Fest

The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell STreet, Hamden, CT

Tickets: $5 to $10.

4:00 pm

Orchestra Preparatory Program

Thames Valley Music School, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

Thames Valley Music School - Orchestra Preparatory Program will begin Sunday, September 15, 2013. Junior String Orchestra, conducted by Karin Carlson, 4:00 - 5:00 for students grades, 4, 5 and 6. Intermediate Orchestra, conducted by Lynn Masciarelli, 5:15 - 6:30 for students grades, 6 thru 9. Call To Register 860-439-2749

9:00 pm

Moon Hooch

The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

Tickets: $12 ($10 in advance). For ages 21 and older.

Nature/Outdoors

1:30 pm

Mary E Schooner Cruises

Mary E Schooner Cruises; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

Sail on the historic Mary E, a 1906 Schooner, in and around beautiful Essex and the lower Connecticut River! Departs every day of the week but Wednesdays, with 1.5 hr sails at 1:30 and 3:30 (26$ per person), and a two hour sunset cruise at 6:00 (30$ per person). Private charters also available. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and feel free to BYOB. Sails run through October. Museum admission included with cost of sail. Cruises leave from the Connecticut River Museum Docks.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended, 24 hour advance cancellation notice required. All cruises subject to weather.
Please visit http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/schooner-cruises/ for more information. Or call (860)767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation.

12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

Visit the Denison Farm Market where vendors offer seasonal farm produce, plants and other local products including honey, syrup, corn meal, jams and jellies. Onsite hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade relishes are available at the Market from the Stonyledge Farm grill. Picnic tables under shaded tents allow Market patrons to enjoy lunch or a snack. Live fiddling and banjo music by Craig Edwards and his American Roots Music adds to the festive atmosphere.

12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

DENISON FARM MARKET; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

On the grounds of the Denison Homestead, the Denison Farm Market meets 12 to 3 every Sunday, June thru October. It offers the finest locally-grown produce, eggs, meats, cheese, honey and maple syrup from areas farms, as well as regular and gluten-free baked goods. There is music weekly, guest vendors and demonstrations. Ample parking and on site hiking trails make this a perfect family-friendly destination for an afternoon in the Mystic area.

Religion

10:00 am

Rally Day - Blessing of the Backpacks

Rally Day - Blessing of the Backpacks; Old Mystic United Methodist Church, 44 Main Street, Old Mystic, CT , 06372

Our Christian Education "Rally Day" at the Old Mystic United Methodist Church is Sunday September 15th, and begins our Sunday School Program.
There will also be a "Blessing of the Backpacks" and other carry bags during our Sunday Service on September 15th.

Join Us for "Rally Day" and celebrate the importance of Sunday School.
Renew relationships and join us in honoring those who teach and those who learn.

Come join us for Worship, Bible Study, Christian Education, and fellowship.

Visit http://www.omumc.org for more information and a full calendar of events

or email Pastor Rogers (pastorsiegy@gmail.com) with questions.

Stage/Theater

2:00 pm

"Discarded"

Immaculate Conception Church , 111 High St. , Westerly, RI

written, produced and directed by Eugene J. Celico, founder and Artistic Director of Stage Door Theater Company; also, Sept. 13–15, 19–22, and 26–29 and 2 p.m. Sun. through Sept. 29; $14; (401) 426-0848.

4:00 pm

Annual Volunteer Pot Luck at Playhouse on Park

Annual Volunteer Pot Luck at Playhouse on Park; Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT , 06119

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Volunteers are a crucial part of any non-profit organization, and Playhouse on Park thanks their volunteers in a very special way. The Annual Volunteer Pot Luck Party invites all those who have dedicated their time and effort to bring a dish and enjoy a casual evening together. Friends and family are also encouraged to attend. The Volunteer Pot Luck will be held at Playhouse on Park on September 15th at 4 PM. Beverages will be provided. Dishes brought to the pot luck should be “ready to serve”. To sign up for bringing a food item (appetizer, side dish, entrée, dessert) call 860-523-5900 x10, or email info@playhouseonpark.org.

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