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Art Exhibits/Openings

Summer Nights and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 12:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society. On view: August 7 to September 18. Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 6–8pm.

Charles Reyburn Exhibit of Paintings

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 12:00 am
Charles Reyburn Exhibit of Paintings;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Fiddleheads Food Coop -- Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Abstracted landscape oil paintings of our New London and Waterford shorelines, especially during sunrises and sunsets

Chance and Cadence

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
Chance and Cadence ;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project, 165 State Street, Suite 101, Atrium at Harris Place, New London, CT , 06320

Susan Firestone refers to art possessed of certain qualities that have particular appeal to other artists. It is seen in the trail of marks revealing the process and search, the tension between positive and negative space. It is expressed in vaguely recognized yet not exhaustively rendered forms, patterns that stop just short of becoming overtly decorative as well as a tenuously balanced symmetry. The large paintings on view adeptly straddle a fine line between objective and non-objective abstraction.

Image: Susan Firestone, Black Russian Red

-Unfinished Task Exhibit Artist Reception

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 4:00 pm
 -Unfinished Task Exhibit Artist Reception;

Art Exhibits/Openings

MS17 Art Project Galleries, 165 State Street, Suite 106, New London, CT , 06320

Join Us for the Artist Reception. Abstract painting by three contemporary women artists. The artists represented in Unfinished Task, like their sister predecessors, are intensely engaged individuals who defy categorizing; their painting ranges the gamut from meticulously thoughtful to gutsy exuberance.
Wednesdays - 10-4; Thursdays, 10-7:00 pm;
Friday - 10 am– 4 pm and Saturdays 11 - 5

Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Summer Sculpture Showcase;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, 80-1 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, presents an exciting new exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. This Summer Sculpture Showcase will be on view from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, Sept. 13, and feature an Opening Reception on Friday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which light refreshments will be served.

Nine sculptors will be exhibiting in Boro’s expansive Sculpture Gardens located on the 4.5 acres of his residence on historic Lyme Street in the heart of Old Lyme, Conn. Their works will be interspersed amongst Boro’s own sculptures along with works by 13 other contributing artists on the beautifully landscaped grounds offering a unique plein air experience combining both large- and small-scale contemporary sculptures, many of which are for sale. The sculptors whose work – and in some cases, more than one piece - was selected for the Showcase are Diane Barcelo, Ashby Carlisle, Fay Chin, Gints Grinsberg, Lannie Hart, Deborah Hornbake, Elizabeth Knowles, David Millen, Elizabeth Miller McCue and William Thielen.

The signature piece of the exhibition is “Queen Anne’s Lace” by Gints Grinsbergs. It is a large -- 144” in height, 56” in diameter -- yet delicate structure that evokes the intricate design of lace in its welded and stainless steel structure. Grinsbergs’ work has been featured at various museums and galleries and is Included in private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Fay Chin’s abstract aluminum sculpture in the exhibition titled, “Waves,” explores pyramidal relationships in a large, ground-based structure. A sculptor and painter, she has exhibited stone and metal sculptures nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces with larger installations.

“Modern Dance,” a multi-colored sculpture utilizing wire fencing wrapped in vinyl surveying tape, is a collaborative work by Elizabeth Knowles and William Thielen. Natural patterns inspire the work of Knowles and Thielen, who live and work respectively in New York City and Carbondale, Ill. Both have an extensive body of individual work and have received numerous awards, grants and residencies.

Boro has enjoyed a distinguished career as a sculptor, architect, educator and international design consultant. He explores the interplay of space, place and scale in a wide range of media including stone, wood, metal and fiberglass. His vast body of work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and internationally, and has also been purchased by collectors, corporations and foundations in both the US and Europe. Boro currently has several works being exhibited at off-site locations including the South Carolina-based Art League of Hiltonhead’s Biennale (where he was recently awarded second place in their 24th National Juried Exhibition), the New England Sculptor’s Association’s exhibition in Portsmouth, N.H., and Ramey Fine Art in Palm Desert, Calif.

This inaugural Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a different location, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens. Boro comments, “I’m delighted to be able to open my grounds to these exceptional sculptors whose work intrigues me. Each one offers original creative thinking resulting in a fascinating combination of contrasting conceptual designs in a variety of media. I think any visitor to the exhibition is going to be thoroughly engaged by what he or she sees – including children.”

Boro is somewhat unusual as a professional sculptor in that he loves to see folk of all ages directly interacting with his sculptures, noting that he has a strong aversion to exhibitions, “… where people can’t touch my work.” Apart from attracting visitors to see the works on his grounds, Boro is thoroughly invested in the vibrant Old Lyme arts scene and hopes this exhibition will help cement the town as a summer destination for art-loving visitors from near and far, especially during the town’s Midsummer Festival on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.

Located at 80-1 Lyme St., less than a minute from Exit 70 on I-95, the Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Children, field trips and group visits are all welcome. The Studio is open by appointment.

For further information, contact 860-434-5957, visit www.sculpturegrounds.com or email studio80sculpturegrounds@gmail.com

Community

Beach Donut Fundraiser, June 27-Sept. 7, O.Lyme

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 7:00 am

Community

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

7 a.m., sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.

* Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 8:00 am

Community

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

Sunday only, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 17 and then Starting Memorial Day Weekend 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays through Columbus Day. Are you a returning vendor or first-timer? Please give Janice a call at show contact info or show contact info to reserve your booth. Vendor spaces range from $20.-$35. per day, depending on location. As every year, non-profit organizations are invited to set up sales/information booths at The General Stanton Inn Flea Market, free of charge.
http://www.generalstantoninn.com

Saturday Breakfasts, Groton

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 8:00 am

Community

Branch 20, Fleet Reserve Association, 242 Thames St., Groton, CT

8-11 a.m., breakfast; $6.

CT Butterfly Association Walk, Sept. 5, Groton

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 10:00 am

Community

Haley Farms State Park, 90 Haley Farm Lane, Groton, CT

10 a.m., search an abandoned 260-acre farm with lots of reverting pasture and shrubby edges; easy to moderate walking; led by Richard Chyinski; (860) 859-1326.

Overeaters Anonymous, Saturdays, GALES FERRY

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 10:00 am

Community

St. Luke's Church, Clark Lane off Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

10-11:15 a.m.
* a fragrance free meeting

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 10:30 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10:30 a.m.

Gamblers Anonymous

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 11:00 am

Community

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

every Sat.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, Noank

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

7 p.m.

Education/Lectures

Safe Powerboat Handling (ages 12-Adult)

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 9:00 am
Safe Powerboat Handling (ages 12-Adult);

Education/Lectures

New England Science & Sailing, 70 & 72 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Saturdays & Sundays; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; September 5 & 6, 19 & 20,
October 3 & 4, 17 &18
This 16 hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of state have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom session covering required education topics. *Certification(s) Earned: NASBLA certificate, state boating education certificate (in applicable states), Safe Powerboat Handling certificate. *Certifications require passing written exams and on the water practical components. **An additional $50 will need to be paid to the state for your certificate.** Cost $280

Kids/Family

Halloween Costume Drop Off

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 12:00 am

Kids/Family

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

We will be collecting CLEAN and COMPLETE costumes beginning September 1 through the end of the month. Costumes must be on a hangar with size marked and a plastic (grocery store style) bag attached.

Treasure Hill Farm Open Barn and Horse Show

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 9:00 am
Treasure Hill Farm Open Barn and Horse Show;

Kids/Family

Treasure Hill Farm Equestrian Center, 523 Old Colchester Rd -Rt 354, Salem, CT , 06420

Treasure Hill Farrm Equestrian Center will celebrate a Grand Barn Re-Opening and Horse Show on Saturday September 5th from 9am-1pm. Horse enthusiasts are invited to come tour the barn, meet the equines, check out the new GGT footing indoor/outdoor arena, watch the horse show, enjoy cider, refreshments and raffles. Visitors and spectators of all ages welcome to this fun free family event. Light rain or shine, please no dogs. Located at 523 Old Colchester Rd Salem, CT. Info at www.treasurehillfarm.com or Facebook.

LEGO® Junior Maker Space Building (all ages)

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 10:30 am

Kids/Family

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

Drop by the Children's Room and use your imagination to make a LEGO® creation with our building bricks. All ages.

Sail The High Seas at Crystal Mall

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 11:00 am

Kids/Family

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT , 06385

Simon’s Kidgits Club is welcoming all little pirates to Crystal Mall as it turns Old Navy Court into a destination for swashbuckling fun on Saturday, September 5. Taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kidgits Pirate Adventure will offer exciting and educational activities for all Kidgits members.

Throughout the afternoon, members will enjoy fun do-it-yourself activities, crafts, games, a movie and more. Children will have the opportunity to create a pirate telescope, ship and plate to go along with the adventure. Participants are also encouraged to dress like their favorite pirate. In addition, the first 50 Kidgits members to attend the event will receive gift bags full of special goodies and savings.

Kidgits Pirate Adventure is free to attend for members of the Simon Kidgits Club, a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.

Annual membership is $5 and provides access to monthly events and scheduled activities at Smith Haven Mall. Kidgits Club members receive a variety of goodies, including a Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday card and gift and discounts. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits/.

For additional information, please call the management office at (631) 724-8066 or visit facebook.com/SmithHavenMall.

Misc. Events

GUILFORD-Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
GUILFORD-Faulkner's Island Lighthouse;

Misc. Events

Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

Music

Max Creek

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
Max Creek;

Music

Hygienic Art , 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Hygienic Art is proud to present the legendary Max Creek to close out our summer season of concerts on September 5 here at the Art Park in downtown New London.

Max Creek are true pioneers of the electric rock jam, with four decades of experience launching musical adventures with a rich repertoire of originals and uniquely interpreted gems. Each set is a journey for audience and band alike, chasing muses without a net and bringing it all back home to the roots again.

Legendary. Contemporary. Ever evolving. This is Max Creek. For over 40 years, Creek has been blowing minds with their unmistakable blend of Americana, country, rock, calypso and jazz. Over 200 songs in the current catalog guarantee different shows with different songs every night. Max Creek was the first “Jam Band” before such a term existed. Billy Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead and Mike Gordon of Phish are among Creek’s long time fans. Creek has built an ever-expanding multi-generational fanbase concentrated in New England but also spread nationwide through years of touring and hosting annual festivals such as Camp Creek and StrangeCreek. 2014 will start with a bang with Max Creek playing the 4th annual Jungle Jam on Jaco Beach in Costa Rica. Max Creek, contemporary legends, innovators of the improv scene and the band that everyone you know knows someone who has seen them pushing the envelope of the live music experience.

Nature/Outdoors

Adult Snorkeling

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 10:00 am
Adult Snorkeling;

Nature/Outdoors

New England Science & Sailing, 70 & 72 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Saturdays; Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 10:00a-12:00p
Jump into the ocean world by safely snorkeling the waters of Fishers Island Sound while having fun and learning about marine life! A NESS instructor will guide you through the basics of snorkeling, and will transport you to remote snorkeling locations by boat. No experience in snorkeling is necessary, but comfort in the water is a must. Class includes use of a life jacket, mask and snorkel, and wetsuit. Sign up for one or all class sessions! Registration required. Cost: $40/Class, $200/Session

Dinner Train, Sunset Cruise, Gillette Castle Connection & More at the Essex Steam Train!;

Nature/Outdoors

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

The historical Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is open for daily operations June 20 through Sept. 6; offering you and your family the most wonderful and unique activities all summer long!  Bring the whole family to Essex Station to take a ride on the acclaimed antique Steam Train or Riverboat and be transported to another era.Sunset Cruise on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat is only $30/person, with food & beverage service available. Feeling adventurous? Tickets to the Steam Train & Riverboat Connection & Gillette Castle Connection begin at $10/child and $19/Adult. If you're looking for a uniquely Connecticut experience and fun-filled way to enjoy a summer day in the sunshine, look no further than the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Visit EssexSteamTrain.com/buy-tickets/

Stage/Theater

La Cage aux Folles

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015, 8:00 pm
La Cage aux Folles;

Stage/Theater

Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam , CT , 06423

Jerry Herman's glittering show tunes overflow in the outrageous tale of a family of cabaret performers led by partners George and Albin. When their son brings home his fiancée and the future in-laws, the limits of love, parenthood and mascara are put to the test. Tender romance and wild laughter are center stage as the Riviera's most delicious drag nightclub bursts to life in its Goodspeed debut. Expect "The Best of Times" from the Tony Award-winning composer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame.

June 26 – September 6
Wed/Thurs 2 & 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3 & 8pm, Sun 2 & 6:30pm

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