Calendar of summertime events

JUNE

12. Full Moon Hike — 7 p.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; Manatuck Preserve in Stonington; free; (860) 536-1216.

12. Connecticut Privateers and Torpedomen in the War of 1812 — 6 p.m., La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington; presented by Andy German, head of publishing at the Mystic Seaport Museum and co-author of “The Rockets’ Red Glare”; sponsored by Stonington Historical Society; (860) 535-2300.

12. Chelsea Botanical Gardens Butterfly Pavilion — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hart’s Greenhouse and Florist, 43 Clinton Ave., Norwich; through June 14; $6, $4 children under 12; (860) 889-6642, www.chelseabotanicalgardens.org.

13. Gardens by the Sea — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; a walking tour of 10 private gardens in Stonington Village; also Sat.; $35, $30 in advance; stoningtongardenclub.org.

13. Sea Music Festival — Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave.; three days of festivities include concerts, special performances for children, instructional workshops, and the opportunity to witness sea music at work aboard the Museum’s historic vessels; concerts begin at 7 p.m. each evening; mysticseaport.org, (860) 572-0711.

13. Trails to Ales — 5:30 p.m., Darrow Pond and Common Loon Taproom in East Lyme; call Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, (860) 536-1216 to register; $35, $30 DPNC members.

13. Planetarium Summer Series — 8:30 p.m., Tweworgy Planetarium, Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Ave., Mystic; programs begin with updates on current events in the evening sky and are followed by an extended presentation inside and outside; $7.50, $6 membrs; $4 youth; also June 27, July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8 and 22; mysticseaport.org.

13. Evening with an Author — 6 p.m., The Spa at Norwich Inn, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich; Otis Library’s signature event features a conversation between Hollywood biographer William J. Mann, and playwright Jacques Lamarre; $125 per person; call Millie Shapiro at (860) 887-7236, or the Otis Library Development Office at (860) 889-2365 ext. 127.

14. Summer Wine Festival — noon-6 p.m., Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington; $25, $20 in advance; also Sun.; (860) 535-1222.

14. Open House and 100th Anniversary Celebration — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thomas Lee House Museum, 228 West Main St., Niantic.

15. U.S. Coast Guard Academy Concert — 2 p.m., Leamy Hall, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London; Chief Musician Kelly Watkins and Musician 1st Class Joel Baroody lead “New Faces” as part of the Conducting and Leadership Program free; (860) 701-6826.

17. Noank-Mystic Community Band — 7 p.m., Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street.

17. Puppetry as 21st-Century Performance: Ancient Rituals and Cutting Edge Technology — 7 p.m., East Lyme Public Library, Society Road; Dr. John Bell, Director, Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, examines the connections between the old arts of puppetry and the innovations of 21st-century technology as aspects of the same innate desire to animate the inanimate world; part of the East Lyme Puppetry Project; free; (860) 739-7225.

18. Woodland Walks — 1-3 p.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; ages 4 and up join educators for exploring the nature center; Wednesdays through Aug. 20; $20 per day, $15 DPNC members; (860) 536-1216.

19. High Times — 6-8 p.m., Esker Point Beach, Groton Long Point Road; part of the Soundwaves Concert Series; free; (860) 536-5007.

20. USA Ballroom Dance — 7-10 p.m., East Lyme Community Center, Society Road; $5; kcurr61@gmail.com.

20. “Always a Bridesmaid” — 8 p.m., Granite Theater, 1 Granite St., Westerly; comedy by Norm Foster; through July 20; (401) 596-2341.

20. “The Wedding Singer, the Musical” — 8 p.m., Groton Senior Center, Route 117; Groton Regional Theatre production; through July 5; (no performance July 4); $15, $12 seniors, $12 for all in advance; www.brownpapertickets.com.

20. Concerts in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell St., Groton; Rock & Soul Revue; free; (860) 446-4129.

20. Friday Night Lights — 8 p.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; firefly walk at Coogan Farm; $10, $5 DPNC members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

21. Chorus of Westerly Summer Pops — 6:30 p.m., Wilcox Park, Broad Street, Westerly; free, donations accepted; (401) 596-8663.

21. New London in-Water Boat Show — noon-6 p.m., New London waterfront and city pier; the event will showcase new boats and products; also 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.; free admission; (860) 443-3786.

22. CT Historic Garden Day — noon-4 p.m., Harkness Memorial State Park, Great Neck Road, Waterford; garden tours and talks free of charge by Friends of Harkness volunteers and park staff; tours of mansion 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; www.cthistoricgardens.org.

22. Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery — Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery, 75 Greenmanville Ave.; exhibition and sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through September 21; mysticseaport.org.

22. U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band — 3 p.m., New London Waterfront Park; free; (860) 701-6826.

24. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

24. Norwich Arts Council Band — 7 p.m., Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street.

25. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

26. Rock & Soul Revue — 6-8 p.m., Esker Point Beach, Groton Long Point Road; part of the Soundwaves Concert Series; free; (860) 536-5007.

26. Ocean Beach Park Polka Days — Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; BCGOBP@aol.com.

27. Mystic Blues Festival — 5-10 p.m., Mystic Shipyard; Eight To The Bar; David Foster & the Mohegan Sun All-stars; Easy Baby; The Spin Doctors; continues through Sunday; for full schedule visit mysticbluesfestival.com.

27. “Fiddler on the Roof” — 8 p.m., Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam; through Sept. 7; (860) 873-8668.

27. Concerts in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell St., Groton; Rewind; free; (860) 446-4129.

27. Friday Night Lights — 8 p.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; firefly walk at Coogan Farm; $10, $5 DPNC members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

27. Wooden Boat Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mystic Seaport, Route 27; three day show of more than 100 traditional classics and contemporary wooden boats of every type; Museum admission provides access to both the WoodenBoat Show and Mystic Seaport; admission is good for two days upon ticket validation; through Sun.; mysticseaport.org.

27. The Rivergods — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

27. Friends of Fort Trumbull — 7 p.m., Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London; Karlee Turner presents Whaling Wives at Sea and at Home; fortfriends.org.

28. Horseshoe Crab Walk — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Napatree Point, Watch Hill, RI; join Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Mystic Aquarium educators to observe crabs crawling out of the ocean; $7, $5 members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

28. Illusionist David Garrity — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

28. Cruise Night — 5-8 p.m., Tri-Town Foods, Route 32, Uncasville; Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club; all cars and trucks are welcome; music; proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; , www.secmc.com.

28. Mystic Blues Festival — 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mystic Shipyard; Mystic Horns; Neal Vitullo & the Vipers; James Montgomery Band; Chris Mackay & the Toneshifters; Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; Bad News Barnes & the Brethren of Blues; Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Greg Sherrod Blues Band; Johnny Winter; continues through Sunday; mysticbluesfestival.com.

28. National Music Theater Conference — Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford; through July 10; theoneill.org.

29. Mystic Blues Festival — 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mystic Shipyard; Mystic Horns; Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Rick Russell & the Cadillac Horns with Matt Murphy; Franklin Brothers Band; Black Cat Reunion with Duke Robillard, Johnny Nicholas and Fran Christina; Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts; Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band; Alexis P. Suter Band and James Cotton Superharp; mysticbluesfestival.com.

30. Preschool Science — 9:30 a.m., Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main St., Niantic; Animal Safari, a six-week series for ages 3-5 ready to attend alone; $54 for members, $84 nonmembers; registration required; (860) 691-1111.

July

1. First Friends — 9:30-10:15 a.m., Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main St., Niantic; six-week series best for ages 24-36 months; $54 for members, $84 nonmembers; registration required; (860) 691-1111.

1. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

1. Cruise Night — 6 p.m., Nature’s Art parking lot, Route 85, Chesterfield; pre-1978 cars, DJ music; sponsored by Yesteryear Auto Club; (860) 443-4617.

1. Pequotsepos Trail Runners — 4:30-5:30 p.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; all level of runners meet in the DPNC parking lot and run for 3-6 miles on local trails each Tuesday through Aug. 26; free; (860) 536-1216.

1. Middletown Symphonic Band — 7 p.m., Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street.

2. “All Shook Up” — 7:30 p.m., Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St.; inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley; through July 27; $42, $37 seniors, $20 students, $15 children; (860) 767-7318.

2. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

2. “Benedict Arnold: The Musical” — 7 p.m., Spirit of Broadway, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich; book by Richard Vetere, music by Jeffrey Lodin, lyrics by William Squier; through Aug. 2; (860) 886-2378.

2. National Playwrights Conference — Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford; through July 19; theoneill.org.

3. Aquanett — 6-8 p.m., Esker Point Beach, Groton Long Point Road; part of the Soundwaves Concert Series; free; (860) 536-5007.

3. Sock Hop — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; DJ, kids prizes; free; BCGOBP@aol.com. Every Thursday during summer.

3. Summertime Cottontails — 10-11 a.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; families explore a different local natural area at a children’s pace; Thursdays through Aug. 21; $15 family, $10 family for DPNC members; (860) 536-1216.

4. Friday Night Lights — 8 p.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; firefly walk at Coogan Farm; $10, $5 DPNC members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

4. Mystic Art in the Evening — 5-8 p.m., Water, Holmes and West Main streets; galleries stay open late, many offering food, drink and entertainment; mysticarts.org.

4. Parade — 10 a.m., starts at Poquonnock Plains Park and travels along Route 1 to the Groton Shopping Plaza; (860) 536-5682.

5. LobsterFest and Chicken BBQ — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., East Lyme Town Hall grounds, Pennsylvania Ave.; annual Niantic summer tradition sponsored by Niantic Lions Club, including the 54th annual juried arts and craft show; admission is free; also Sun.

5. Flea Market/Crafts and Collectibles Sale — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Thomas Lee House Museum, 228 West Main St., Niantic; also Sun.

5. Wood Carvers Show — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Olde Mistick Village, Coogan Blvd., Mystic; master woodcarvers display and sale in the Apple Orchard; raindate July 6; (860) 536-4941.

5. Steve Elci & Friends — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

5. Little Explorers — 9:30-10:30 a.m,., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; animal and butterfly life cycles with a story, craft, and time nature hunting in the meadow, pond, and streams; geared towards families with children ages 6 and under; (parent stays); Saturdays through Aug. 23; $12/class, $90/series; $10/class, $70 series for DPNC members; (860) 536-1216.

5. Summer Lighthouse Weekends — New London Maritime Society’s Sentinels on the Sound annual celebration of New London’s lighthouse heritage, takes place Saturdays and Sundays (except July 12-13) through Oct. 26; lighthouse boat trips, including seven Project Oceanology 2 1/2-hour excursions to visit New London Ledge Light leaving from New London’s Waterfront Park, and special events every weekend at the Custom House Maritime Museum; www.nlmaritimesociety.org, (860) 447-8700.

6. Academy Concert — 2 p.m., Leamy Hall, Coast Guard Academy, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London; “Celebrating Independence”; free; (860) 701-6826.

7. Monday Night Jam — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; Beatles For Sale; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org.

8. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

9. Rock the Docks Concert Series — 6-9 p.m., Howard T. Brown Park, Norwich waterfront; free; norwichchamber.com.

9. Blues on the Beach — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; B. Willie Smith Band; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org. EVERY WEDNESDAY til Labor Day

9. Essex Concert Series — 6:30-8 p.m., Main Street, Essex; Long Island Sound; free; (860) 767-4340.

9. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

9. Owl Prowl — 2 p.m., Groton Public Library, Route 117; meet a live owl, dissect owl pellets and learn about owls’ unique adaptations for nocturnal life; free; registration required; (860) 441-6750.

10. North Stonington Agricultural Fair — North Stonington Fairgrounds, Wyassup Road; 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; $8 and free to children under 12. Senior day is Saturday when seniors are admitted for $5; northstoningtonfair.org for complete schedule.

10. Will Evans Band — 6-8 p.m., Esker Point Beach, Groton Long Point Road; part of the Soundwaves Concert Series; free; (860) 536-5007.

11. USA Ballroom Dance — 7-10 p.m., East Lyme Community Center, Society Road; $5; kcurr61@gmail.com.

11. Sailfest — noon-11 p.m., New London waterfront; through Sunday; a major fireworks display (Sat.) amusement rides, free entertainment, Tall Ships, more than 200 vendors lining the downtown streets, multiple stages of free entertainment with a variety of musical genres; free kids shows at the City Pier stage; also 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

11. Concerts in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell St., Groton; High Times; free; (860) 446-4129.

11. Summer Gala — 5-11 p.m., Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford; food, drink, silent auction, entertainment; for table and ticket reservations and additional information, contact Ainslie Seeber at (860) 443-5378, ext. 285, events@theoneill.org.

11. Beach Combing at Bluff Point — Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center program geared toward families with children ages 6 and up; $20 family, $15 DPNC members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

12. Horseshoe Crab Walk — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Bluff Point State Park, Groton; co-sponsored by the Mystic Aquarium and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center; $7, $5 members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

12. U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band — 3 p.m., New London Waterfront Park; free; (860) 701-6826.

12. Animan — 1:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 400 Main St., Niantic; family performance using mask style puppetry by Larry Hunt of Masque Theatre; part of the East Lyme Puppetry Project; $5, $3 children; (860) 739-7225.

14. Monday Night Jam — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; Vinyl Revolution; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org.

15. Waterford Community Band — 7 p.m., Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street.

15. Essex Concert Series — 6-8 p.m., Town Green, Main Street, Ivoryton; performance for kids starts at 6 p.m., followed by Wes & Boomer; free; (860) 767-4340.

15. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

15. Art After Dark — 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St.; live music by Shiny Lapel Trio and live art with Sam Brown; dress for outdoors; $15, $12 MAC members, $3 ages 4-12; (860) 536-7601.

15. Family Crabbing — 6 p.m., meet at the Coogan Farm in Mystic and carpool to a secret crabbing location after a brief intro to basic techniques of crabbing and crab identification; nets, bait and lines provided; also July 29 and Aug. 19; $12, $48 family max; $8 and $32 for Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center members; (860) 536-1216.

16. Rock the Docks Concert Series — 6-9 p.m., Howard T. Brown Park, Norwich waterfront; free; norwichchamber.com.

16. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

16. Author Kit Reed — 6:30 p.m., Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich; the Jim Lafayette Memorial Series of Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy welcome author Kit Reed in honoring the memory of local science fiction and fantasy fan and writer Jim Lafayette with appearances by authors of the genre; Norwich native Faye Ringel, Ph.D., retired Professor of Humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will introduce the author; free; (860) 889-2365,

17. Branded — 6-8 p.m., Esker Point Beach, Groton Long Point Road; part of the Soundwaves Concert Series; free; (860) 536-5007.

18. The Science of Percussion — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St.; songs, stories and percussion playing with Craig Harris, percussionist, educator and author; all ages; free; (860) 447-1411.

18. Concerts in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell St., Groton; Special 20; free; (860) 446-4129.

18. Salamander Hunt at Avery Preserve — Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center program geared toward families with children ages 6 and up; $20 family, $15 DPNC members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

19. 14th Annual Celebrate East Lyme Festival — annual festival celebrates all things East Lyme, from its beaches to Main Street and beyond; the festival unofficially begins at 9 a.m. with a sand castle contest at the Hole in Wall Beach and ends with a fireworks display at 9 p.m., over Niantic Bay. NOTE: Carnival on St. John’s Church grounds, rides, food and fun; 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 18; 3-10 p.m. July 19; noon-5 p.m. July 20.

19. Art on Groton Bank — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton; painters, sculptors, graphic artists, fine arts and crafts and more; rain or shine; (860) 445-7626, ext. 108.

19. The Jim Show — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; high energy stunt comedy; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

19. Cruise Night — 5-8 p.m., Tri-Town Foods, Route 32, Uncasville; Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club; all cars and trucks are welcome; music; proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; www.secmc.com.

19. Chemistry in the Kitchen — 2 p.m., Groton Public Library, Route 117; geared for children in grades K-8; free; registration required; (860) 441-6750.

20. Downton Abbey Tea — 1 p.m., Avery-Copp Museum, Thames Street, Groton; dress for an afternoon of English tea and desserts and play Downton Abbey inspired trivia game; $15; registration required; (860) 445-1637.

21. Monday Night Jam — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; The Driftwoods; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org.

22. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

22. Old Lyme Town Band — 7 p.m., Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street; free.

23. Essex Concert Series — 6:30-8 p.m., Main Street, Essex; Middletown Symphonic; free; (860) 767-4340.

23. Rock the Docks Concert Series — 6-9 p.m., Howard T. Brown Park, Norwich waterfront; free; norwichchamber.com.

23. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

23. Ooze — 2 p.m., Groton Public Library, Route 117; learn all about how slugs, salamanders, worms, and toads use slimes to help them move and protect themselves and make your own batch of slime to bring home; free; registration required; (860) 441-6750.

24. Sugar — 6-8 p.m., Esker Point Beach, Groton Long Point Road; part of the Soundwaves Concert Series; free; (860) 536-5007.

24. Discussion on the Battle of Stonington — 6 p.m., La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington; on the eve of the Bicentennial of the Battle of Stonington, local experts Meredith Brown, Jim Boylan, Nancy Steenburg, and Glenn Gordinier will host a panel discussion; sponsored by Stonington Historical Society; (860) 535-2300.

25. USA Ballroom Dance — 7-10 p.m., East Lyme Community Center, Society Road; $5; kcurr61@gmail.com.

25. “Run for Your Wife” — 8 p.m., Granite Theater, 1 Granite St., Westerly; comedy by Ray Cooney; through Aug. 24; (401) 596-2341.

25. Midsummer’s Festival — Lyme Street, Old Lyme; Old Lyme celebrates the town’s artistic heritage with two days of festivities, art exhibits, fresh market, music, farm animals, childrens’ activities and more; also Sat.; oldlymemidsummerfestival.com.

25. Concerts in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell St., Groton; Dick Campo Big Band; free; (860) 446-4129.

25. Birding at Mamacoke Island — Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center program geared toward families with children ages 6 and up; free; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

26. Arts & Crafts Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Saybrook Town Green, 302 Main St.; sponsored by OS Chamber of Commerce; also 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; (860) 388-3266.

26. Meet the Artists — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Olde Mistick Village, Coogan Blvd., Mystic; artists and artisans display and sell their work in the Apple Orchard; also Sunday; (860) 536-4941.

26. Antique and Clasic Boat Rendezvous — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave.; showcase of restored antique vessels built before 1970 on display through Sunday morning before the 12:30 p.m. parade along tje Mystic River; mysticseaport.org.

27. U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band — 3 p.m., New London Waterfront Park; free; (860) 701-6826.

27. Music at the Lighthouse with Salt Marsh Opera — 6 p.m., Grounds of the Old Lighthouse Museum, Water Street, Stonington Borough; (860) 535-0753.

28. Monday Night Jam — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org.

28. Author Allice Plouchard Stelzer — 6:30 p.m., Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich; Stelzer will discuss her book “Female Adventurers: The Women Who Helped Colonize Massachusetts and Connecticut”; books will be available for sale and signing; free; (860) 889-2365.

29. Essex Concert Series — 6:30-8 p.m., Town Green, Main Street, Ivoryton; Shiny Lapel Trio; free; (860) 767-4340.

29. Westerly Band — 7 p.m., Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street.

29. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

29. Family Crabbing — 6 p.m., meet at the Coogan Farm in Mystic and carpool to a secret crabbing location after a brief intro to basic techniques of crabbing and crab identification; nets, bait and lines provided; also August 19; $12, $48 family max; $8 and $32 for Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center members; (860) 536-1216.

30. Woodland Walks — 1-3 p.m., Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic; ages 4+ join educatiors for exploring the nature center; Wednesdays through Aug. 20; $20 per day, $15 DPNC members; (860) 536-1216.

30. Rock the Docks Concert Series — 6-9 p.m., Howard T. Brown Park, Norwich waterfront; free; norwichchamber.com.

30. “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” — 8 p.m., Westerly Park, High and Broad streets, Westerly; Colonel Theater’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production; 8 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; through Aug. 17; free; donations accepted; colonialtheater.org.

30. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

31. Summer Nights at Harkness (state park in Waterford). SPYRO GYRA performs as part of their “Breakthrough Morning Dance Tour” at 6 p.m./gates open at 5. School of Rock Madison and Shiny Lapel Trio open. Tickets $33 advance / $38 at door. ALSO Aug. 7. Check www.bringourmusicback.org for August linuep. Rain location for both dates is Garde Arts Center in New London.

31. Sunday Gravy — 6-8 p.m., Esker Point Beach, Groton Long Point Road; part of the Soundwaves Concert Series; free; (860) 536-5007.

31. Friends of Fort Trumbull — 7 p.m., Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London; Robert Richter presents Eugene O’Neill and Dat Ole Davil Sea; fortfriends.org.

August

1. Hope Road — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; Bob Marley tribute band; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

1. Mystic Art in the Evening — 5-8 p.m., Water, Holmes and West Main streets; galleries stay open late, many offering food, drink and entertainment; mysticarts.org.

1. Pond Dipping at Spellman Pond — Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center program geared toward families with children ages 6+; $20 family, $15 DPNC members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

2. Village Fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wadawanuck Square, High and Broad streets, Stonington Village; annual traditional homestown fair with books, art, plants, childrens’ activities, more; free admission; (860) 535-2476.

2. Shennecossett Yacht Club Lighthouse Regatta — an Eastern CT Sailing Association sanctioned circuit race with six racing classes to take on a 14-mile race up and down Fishers Island Sound.

4. Monday Night Jam — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; The Barley Hoppers; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org.

5. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

5. Cruise Night — 6 p.m., Nature’s Art parking lot, Route 85, Chesterfield; pre-1978 cars, DJ music; sponsored by Yesteryear Auto Club; (860) 443-4617.

6. “La Cage Aux Folles” — 7:30 p.m., Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St.; through Aug. 31; $42, $37 seniors, $20 students, $15 children; (860) 767-7318.

6. Essex Concert Series — 6:30-8 p.m., Main Street, Essex; Blues on the Rocks; free; (860) 767-4340.

6. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

7. Noank-Mystic Community Band performs a free outdoor concert — 7 p.m., Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street.

8. USA Ballroom Dance — 7-10 p.m., East Lyme Community Center, Society Road; $5; kcurr61@gmail.com.

8. Concerts in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell St., Groton; The Cartells; free; (860) 446-4129.

8. Melaena — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free concert; BCGOBP@aol.com.

8. Bug Hunting at Walden Preserve — Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center program geared toward families with children ages 6 and up; $20 family, $15 DPNC members; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

9. Rock the Docks Concert Series — 6-9 p.m., Howard T. Brown Park, Norwich waterfront; free; norwichchamber.com.

9. Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Downtown Mystic; 57th annual festival; also 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.; mysticchamber.org.

9. Alex the Jester — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

9. Leukemia Cup Poker Run — noon-2 p.m., City Pier, New London; check-in at 11 a.m.; power boats, sailboats (large and small), kayaks, row boats or whatever floats; post poker run party 2-4 p.m.; www.leukemiacup.org.

9. “Jack Tuesday: Fairy Tale Investigator” — 1:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 400 Main St., Niantic; intergenerational family ppuppet show from Matt Leonard of Lionheart Puppets; part of the East Lyme Puppetry Project; $5, $3 children; (860) 739-7225.

11. Monday Night Jam — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; John Ford Coley; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org.

12. Essex Concert Series — 6:30-8 p.m., Town Green, Main Street, Ivoryton; Beatles Forever; free; (860) 767-4340.

12. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

13. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

15. Concerts in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell St., Groton; 9 Teen; free; (860) 446-4129.

15. Ticket to Ride — 8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; Beatles tribute band; fireworks; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

15. Tree Identification at the Arboretum — Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center program geared toward families with children ages 6 and up; registration required; (860) 536-1216.

16. Cruise Night — 5-8 p.m., Tri-Town Foods, Route 32, Uncasville; Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club; all cars and trucks are welcome; music; proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

18. Monday Night Jam — 6-8 p.m., Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut Beach; Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds; rain location is Windjammer Lounge; free; pduffy@westerly.org.

19. Groton Cinema Beach Blanket Movie — Sunset, Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

19. Art After Dark — 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St.; live music by Steve Broderick and live art with Russ Kramer; dress for outdoors; $15, $12 MAC members, $3 ages 4-12; (860) 536-7601.

19. Family Crabbing — 6 p.m., meet at the Coogan Farm in Mystic and carpool to a secret crabbing location after a brief intro to basic techniques of crabbing and crab identification; nets, bait and lines provided; $12, $48 family max; $8 and $32 for Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center members; (860) 536-1216.

20. Boardwalk Magic — 7 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; free; BCGOBP@aol.com.

22. USA Ballroom Dance — 7-10 p.m., East Lyme Community Center, Society Road; $5; kcurr61@gmail.com.

23. Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert — 2-5 p.m., Franchi Estate, Pequot Trail, Stonington; doors open at 11 a.m.; $45; (860) 535-9429, www.sergiofranchi.com.

23. Schemitzun (Green Corn PowWow) — 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Mashantucket Reservation, Route 2, Ledyard; walk into history through a living exhibit of a 17th-century woodland village; also 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.; www.schemitzun.com, (860) 396-2136.

23. OutCT’s Pride on the Beach — 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Ave., New London; live entertainment, vendors on the boardwalk, GLBTQ resources, activities for all ages; outct.org.

28. Friends of Fort Trumbull — 7 p.m., Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London; Julianna Barrett presents Climate change and Coastal Change, Present and Future; fortfriends.org.

29. Rhythm and Roots Music Festival — 5 p.m.-midnight, Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI; also noon to midnight Sat. and Sun.; ticket packages range from $40-$200; www.rhythmandroots.com, 1-888-855-6940.

30. Labor Day Weekend Flea Market — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thomas Lee House Grounds, Route 156, Niantic; the East Lyme Historical Society’s annual event; vendors from across the state, tours of the Thomas Lee House and the Little Boston School House; free and open to the public; also Sun.; eastlymehistoricalsociety.org.

30. Meet the Artists and Artisans — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic; artists and artisans display their work in the Apple Orchard; free; through Sept. 1; (860) 536-4941.

September

1. Labor Day Car Show — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saybrook Point Inn, Two Bridge St., Old Saybrook; owners of classic, antique, rare and muscle cars are invited to bring their cars; live music and refreshments; $10 car entry fee; free for spectators; to reserve a car space, call (860) 395-2000.

2. Cruise Night — 6 p.m., Nature’s Art parking lot, Route 85, Chesterfield; pre-1978 cars, DJ music; sponsored by Yesteryear Auto Club; (860) 443-4617.

5. “And Then There Were None” — Granite Theater, 1 Granite St., Westerly; by Agatha Christie; through Sept. 28; (401) 596-2341.

5. Ledyard Fair — 6-11 p.m., Ledyard Fairgrounds, Route 117, Ledyard Center; also 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.; various tickets prices and packages; ledyardfair.org.

5. Mystic Art in the Evening — 5-8 p.m., Water, Holmes and West Main streets; galleries stay open late, many offering food, drink and entertainment; mysticarts.org.

6. Mystic Eats — Cottrell Street, downtown Mystic; three day event with area restaurants offering a unique and delicious taste of their specialty foods; runs through Sept. 8; (860) 572-9578.

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