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Art Exhibits/Openings

Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am
Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme , , 06371

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10-5 pm, and by appointment.

CUT CUT CUT

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2:00 pm
CUT CUT CUT;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main Street, #10, Essex, CT , 06426

Artist talk featuring Cool + Collected artists Matthew Best, Margaret Vaughan, Rashmi Talpade and David Borawski.

Join us for a robust discussion as these artists discuss how contemporary culture, politics, and social issues influence their work - and how their process helps to communicate these ideas.

2017 Juried Alumni Exhibition

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 5:00 pm
2017 Juried Alumni Exhibition;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 8, 5 - 8 pm
December 1, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Exhibition juried by Jeff and Betsey Cooley
Participating Alumni Artists:
Christina Achorn ~ Samantha Amoroso ~ Ishita Bandyopadhyaya ~ Karen Bartone ~ Irene Bednarczyk ~ Kathryn Bevier ~ Paula Billups ~ M.J. Brush ~ Niamh Butler ~ Helen Cantrell ~ Leah Caroline ~ Dennis Carroll ~ Catherine Christiano ~ Kay Clarke ~ Denis Dalesio ~ Diego Espaillat ~ Andrea Fenn ~ Katie Fogg ~ Pat Foster ~ Laurel Friedmann ~ Lynn Frink ~ Sarah Jarrett ~ Jackie Jones ~ Randie Kahrl ~ Pat Kelbaugh ~ Constance Kilgore ~ Emma Kindall ~ Robert Kramer ~ David Kuehler ~ Richard Lacey ~ Brenna Lambert ~ Susan MacKay ~ Barbara Maiser ~ Barbara Marks ~ Eileen Mayhew ~ Barbara McKie ~ Dora Millikin ~ Jack Montmeat ~ Misty Morrison ~ James B Murphy ~ Daniel Myers ~ Leif Nilsson ~ Nancy Oates ~ Morgan Ofsharick ~ Allison Pillari ~ Daniel Potter ~ Jan Prentice ~ Whitney Prentice ~ Michael Reeves ~ Christine Roosevelt ~ Nan Runde ~ Beth Rundquist ~ Stephen Saxenian ~ Shane Scarratt ~ Beverly Schirmeier ~ Cheryl Seaver ~ Polly Seip ~ Christopher Shahmohammadi ~ Lisa Simonds ~ Victoria Thibdeau ~ Pamela Thompson

Image: Beth Rundquist, BedHead, 2015

Joys of the Season

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 6:00 pm
Joys of the Season;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank St., New London, CT, presents a very special reception for a holiday exhibit, Joys of the Season! The event will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:00 to 8:00PM. Original artwork by local artists, perfect for holiday gift giving! Join us for this festive celebration! The exhibit will close on January 12, 2018. Studio 33 has been supporting local artists and artisans since 1979. The 35 year old business is located on the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail; in the c.1840 Greek Revival Historic Home of Franklin Smith, Partner in the Perkins and Smith Whaling Firm. Custom Professional Framing, Fine Art, and One of A Kind Hand Made Artisanal Works offered in a warm and cosy atmosphere featuring exposed brick and hardwood floors. Visit www.studio33gallery.com, Like us on Facebook, and follow us Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Community

Pierogi Sale, Dec. 16-23, Norwich

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 8:00 am

Community

Divine Providence Church, 11 Silver St., Norwich, CT

authentic, homemade potato & cheese pierogi made by hand following an original polish family recipe; $8 per dozen; call to place an order (860) 887-2812 or (860) 303-2672.

Coat Drive for Seniors, Dec., Groton

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 8:00 am

Community

Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT, 235 Lestertown Road, Groton, CT

held by Fairview, the Odd Fellows Home of CT; drop off new or gently used coats, hats and gloves for seniors in the New London County during the month of December; collection box located in Fairview's front lobby; (860) 445-3235.

Bipolar/Depression Group, Saturdays, Waterford

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 9:00 am

Community

First Baptist Church of Waterford , 105 Rope Ferry Road, , CT

every Sat.

Community

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, , 06413

Gourmet food trucks are returning to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Among the returning trucks, Sugar Bakery and Munchies have been named as Best Food Trucks in Connecticut Magazine.
 
GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS INCLUDE:
Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck www.sugarbakery.com
Food Extrovert foodextrovert.com
Munchies munchiesfoodtruck.com
Fryborg Fryborg.com
Taco Pacifico Tacopacifico.com
Greekin Out www.greekinout.com
Teriyaki Express

Access Health CT Enrollment Fair

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 9:00 am

Community

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

: Health care coverage open enrollment is November 1 through December 22, 2017. Please register at the Information Desk for free in-person assistance to discuss your health insurance needs with an insurance broker. Assistance will be provided by Morin Associates.

Match:   A 4-Day Retreat to Bring Heart and Will into Alignment;

Community

Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center, 167 Neck RD, Madison, CT , 06443

It is no small task to bring heart and will into alignment. Inspiration and guidance is needed. This program demonstrates how to start a friendship with others; a "life-giving practice towards transformation". Runs from 9:30 - 3:30 PM on Saturdays: September 16, October 14, November 4, and December 16. To learn more and to register: http://mercybythesea.org or call 203 245 0401.

Overeaters Anonymous, Saturdays, GALES FERRY

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1830 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

10-11:15 a.m.; (860) 608-3480; www.oa.org.
* a fragrance free meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous, Saturdays, Niantic

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT

10 a.m., babysitting provided.

Christmastime with Alpacas, Griswold

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

Stone Bridge Farm, 116 Crary Road, Griswold, CT

10 a.m.-3 p.m., holiday music, hot chocolate and wooly alpacas; (860) 376-5027 or www.stonebridgealpacas.com.
Every weekend until Christmas starting Nov. 25 & 26.

Project Beacon Almost Free Respite, Groton

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

Light House Voc Ed, 46 Plaza Court, Groton, CT

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
2017:
Nov. 4 & 18
Dec. 2 & 16
2018:
Jan. 6 & 20
Feb. 3 & 17
Mar. 3 & 17
Apr. 7 & 21
May 5 & 19
June 2 & 23
July 14 & 28
Aug. 11 & 25

Project Beacon is a collaboration between the Light House and Creative potential; tjarrett@creativepotentialllc.com; (860) 326-4528.

Fall Playgroup, Oct. 21, Nov. 11, Dec. 16, Waterford

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

Camp Harkness, 301 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT

10-11:30 a.m., open to families with children with disabilities (up to age 12) and their siblings; free; call to register (860) 271-4371 or email: adipollina@lmhosp.org.

** If weather is questionable call (860) 443-7818.

Community

Huntington Street Baptist Church, 29 Huntington St., New London, CT

10:30 a.m.

Gamblers Anonymous, Saturdays, Waterford

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 11:00 am

Community

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

every Sat.

Community

Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich, CT

11 a.m., a video presentation of “The Constitution is the Solution” Part 4: Constitutional War Powers and the Enemy Within; norwichjbs@gmail.com; (860) 886-3564.

Wreaths Across America, Dec. 16, Taftville

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 12:00 pm

Community

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Harland Road, Taftville, CT

noon, honor veterans during the holiday season; wreathsacrossamerica.org or call (877) 385-9504 or email: karen@wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Jane Austen Ornaments, Dec. 16, Groton

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 1:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

1 p.m., celebrate the beloved author’s birthday by making Regency-themed silhouette decorations; ages 13 and older; registration required (860) 441-6750.

Herbal Remedies, Dec. 16, N.London

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 1:00 pm

Community

St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London, CT

1-3 p.m., learn how to make Elderberry syrup, widely known for its antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, boost the immune system and improve heart health; make a batch, take home a bottle along with recipes and instructions to make it at home; sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church, New London Field of Greens; $20; RSVP to (860) 235-9123 or foodandcanning@hotmail.com.

Spanish Conversation Group, Dec. 16, N.London

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 1:00 pm

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

1-2 p.m., make new friends and improve your Spanish; free; (860) 447-1411.

Book-A-Tech, Groton

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Wed.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat.
one-on-one technology help; free; call to schedule 20 min. session, (860) 441-6750.

*Library closed on July 4

Family Film & Fundraiser, Groton

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2:30 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2:30 p.m., contact the library for movie title; (860) 441-6750.

Dec. 16 - 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 - 2:30 p.m.

Phone Photography, Groton

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 3:00 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

learn how to take photos using your phone and how to edit and share them with others; free; call to register (860) 441-6750 or www.grotonpl.org.

Sept. 22 - 3 p.m.
Nov. 29, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 16, 2017 - 3 p.m.

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Downtown Open Mic, Norwich

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Community

Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington St., Norwich, CT

7-9 p.m., $5 or 2-4 canned goods for the food pantry; (860) 887-4249.

Swing Dance

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Community

E Lyme Community Center, 41 Society Road, E Lyme, , 06333

7 p.m., Shoreline Swing hosts dancing with live music on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Free beginner lesson in east coast swing from 7-8 p.m.; dancing 8-11 p.m. Dance includes a great mix of west coast swing, blues, cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz, with a focus on east coast swing. No partner necessary; $5 students age 22 and under; $13 seniors and members; $16 non-members.
www.shorelineswing.org.

Education/Lectures

Coin & Currency Collecting in the 21st Century

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Join this panel discussion of members from the Pawcatuck Valley Coin Club as they present an overview of many types of coins and currency. If you are curious about coin collecting, are a coin collector, or want to resume your enjoyment of the hobby, this session is for you. The club is one of the largest in the northeast and was founded in 1962.

Kids/Family

ESSEX-Santa Special

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 8:30 am
ESSEX-Santa Special;

Kids/Family

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, , 06426

All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that special moment when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations.

• Tickets are $24/coach, $40/first class (individual armchair seats with cash beverage service). Reindeer Breakfast upgrade is available on Santa Special days from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for $15 adults / $5 children (age 1-6).
• Dates: November 24-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23
• Departure times: 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 1 p.m.
• Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer.
• Each child receives a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves!
• Special Christmas performance by Sunny Train on November 24, 25, 26 and December 2,3,9,10,16,17, and 23, 2017. Shows are at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:15 pm and 1 pm.
• Write and Mail your “Letter to Santa” at Santa’s Post Office.
• Take your family pictures in Santa’s sleigh.
• Visit “Create a Card!” Station
• Enjoy fresh baked cookies & other goodies in the Klaus Kitchen.

Visit essexsteamtrain.com/seasonal-excursions/santa-special for tickets and more information!

Lotta LEGO®s

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Kids/Family

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Dive into plastic containers filled with colorful building bricks and create a work of art. For all ages with an adult.

Celebration of Crafts

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am
Celebration of Crafts;

Kids/Family

Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington, , 06359

Wheeler Library in North Stonington invites children of all ages and their caregivers to drop in during library hours from Monday, November 27 to Saturday, December 23. Each week, there will be a different project available. Craft offerings change on Tuesdays. These projects make great gifts! Craft supplies may vary. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

Holiday Favorites Film Series

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Kids/Family

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Come enjoy some holiday themed movies! For titles and descriptions visit our home page www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org and click on the movie link.

Build It! Clinic

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 10:30 am

Kids/Family

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

Build structures using a variety of materials in the Story Room. No registration required. For grades K - 8.

Movie & Munchies

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 11:00 am
Movie & Munchies;

Kids/Family

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Visit the Public Library of New London for a family movie! All movies are rated G or PG and a snack will be provided for children. Parents are required to stay in the room with their child. Families are invited to bring their own lunch or snacks. This free program will be held on the third Saturday of every month. To see what movies are playing please visit our website, www.plnl.org.

Artist Academy Jr.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 11:00 am

Kids/Family

Hygienic Art, 79 Bank St., New London , CT , 06320

Artist Academy Jr. engages children and families with the arts and their community through story-telling and creative activities led by Program Coordinator Georgia O'Neil, with help from other artists.

Each Saturday (starting in October excluding Halloween and Thanksgiving weekend), several books pertaining to creative fun and the impact of the arts will be read to the children. Following the story-time, there will be a hands-on craft for children and parents to engage in together and with their neighbors. All are welcome!

Warning: Children may come home with tendencies to paint and draw on everything!

Holiday Crafts Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 1:30 pm

Kids/Family

Calvary Church Chapel, 27 Church Street, Stonington Borough, , 06378

A children's workshop to make crafts for the holidays. All are welcome.
RSVP in advance by calling 860-535-3631 or emailing calvarymusicschool27@gmail.com.

Calvary Music School Nutcracker Concert

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 5:00 pm

Kids/Family

La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington Borough, , 06378

The concert will feature CMS students and piano faculty performing Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker Suite,' a celebrated holiday favorite for all ages.

Music

Holiday Harpsichord Concert

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 6:00 pm
Holiday Harpsichord Concert;

Music

Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, 40 Palmer Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Join pianist and harpsichordist Elena Zamolodchikova for an evening of beautiful music in the historic Captain Palmer House. This acclaimed musician will delight you with sweet and joyous harpsichord music including pieces by J.S. Bach, Händel, Soler, Scarlatti, and more. The hour-long program will conclude with a reception of mulled wine and canapés.

Nature/Outdoors

Birding Basics Hike

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 9:00 am
Birding Basics Hike;

Nature/Outdoors

Meigs Point Nature Center, 1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT , 06443

Tag along on our December Birding Basics walk at Hammonasset State Park. Learn about winter migrants like Snow Buntings and Horned Larks, as well as visiting duck species and (maybe) some seals. This program is free to the public.

Religion

Goshen Hill Church Services, Sat./Sun., Lebanon

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 5:30 pm
Goshen Hill Church Services, Sat./Sun., Lebanon;

Religion

Goshen Hill Church, 157 Church Rd, Lebanon, , 06249

Our worship service provides encouraging and truthful messages that are geared to make one think about whom God is. We believe that having a relationship with Him is the greatest gift we could ever receive. At Goshen Hill, we are all about Jesus, and the only way to get to know Him is to understand what the Bible says about Him. Expect a warm welcome, a casual atmosphere, contemporary and traditional worship songs, and a clear understandable message.

Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.

Stage/Theater

Afternoon Amusement

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 4:30 pm
Afternoon Amusement;

Stage/Theater

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

What better way to take a break in your Saturday, then some laughter at our Afternoon Amusement series. You never know what is going to happen at Comix Mohegan Sun, but it will definitely be FUNNY! Please visit http://www.comixmohegansun.com/afternoon-amusement for more show and ticketing info.

Julian McCullough

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 8:00 pm
Julian McCullough;

Stage/Theater

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Julian McCullough is coming to Comix Mohegan Sun 12/14/17-12/16/17 for 4 awesome shows! Check him out Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and again at 10:30pm.  Visit http://julianmccullough.comixmohegansun.com for more information!

Julian McCullough

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 8:00 pm
Julian McCullough;

Stage/Theater

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Julian McCullough is coming to Comix Mohegan Sun 12/14/17-12/16/17 for 4 awesome shows! Check him out Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and again at 10:30pm.  Visit http://julianmccullough.comixmohegansun.com for more information!

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