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Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016, 8:00 am
, Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival, a town-wide celebration of the arts, will be held Friday and Saturday. The festival takes place in the heart of Old Lyme’s historic district, with activities spanning locations along Lyme Street.
Friday evening begins the annual free concert 7-9 at the Florence Griswold Museum. Picnics are encouraged.
The festival continues on Saturday with activities at many locations along Lyme Street — the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Art Association, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, the Old Lyme Inn, Studio 80 + Sculpture Park, Old Lyme Historical Society, Old Lyme Center School, the Old Lyme - Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, and a variety of Lyme Street merchants. Visitors to the festival enjoy art, food, musical performances, hands-on activities for children, a dog show, a French-styled market, artisan vendors, book signings, and much more. Many activities begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m.
For a schedule of all events, visit www.oldlymemidsummerfestival.com.
Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016, 12:00 pm
Hempsted Houses, 11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT
Join Connecticut Landmarks as we host a festive day recalling the Hempsted family’s connections to the sea on Saturday, July 30th from noon to 4 pm. The Hempsted family had connections to a privateer/pirate and was very involved in New London’s maritime trades. Hear music of pirates and the sea by Long Splice, featuring Joseph Morneault, Rick Spencer, and Dawn Indermuehle and listen to storyteller Carolyn Stearns as she tells tales of old ships and long ago sailors. Visitors can also learn some basics of rope making and knots and participate in a pirate scavenger hunt. FREE family event sponsored by the Chester Kitchings Family Foundation
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 7:00 pm
Pawcatuck River, Downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck, Westerly, RI
Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 7-10pm - Downtown Westerly, RI/ Pawcatuck, CT. 35 Floating bonfires illuminate the Pawcatuck River and create a beautiful setting for this community event. Hayrides through town, live music in 3 locations, dancing, children’s activities, shopping specials, and much more make this a fabulous night.
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 11:00 am
Wadawanuck Square, High Street, Stonington Village,
The Stonington Community Center is seeking volunteers, artisans, bakers and silent auction items for the 64th annual Village Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 6 at Wadawanuck Square in the borough. Volunteers can choose to lend a hand on Friday, Aug 5., for set up hours, or the day of the fair for events and breakdown.
Once again amateur bakers, adult and youth, are sought to participate in the Pie Bake-Off. Each contestant must provide two pies, one for judging and one for the pie auction. No pies that require refrigeration can be submitted. Entry fee is $10. Find registration forms, and information about shifts and volunteer positions, visit thecomo.org.
Items for the book sale and silent auction can be brought to the community center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. All donations are tax-deductible.