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May 1

A total of 37 events have been found.

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.

11:00 am

Art Exhibition - Margaret Dean & Christina Mastrangelo - Art Gallery at the Mill House

Art Exhibition - Margaret Dean & Christina Mastrangelo - Art Gallery at the Mill House; Art Gallery at the Millhouse, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

The paintings of Maggie Dean and Christina Mastrangelo will be on display at the Mill House through May 31. The artists’ reception will be held Fri, May 3, 5-8 pm during Chester’s annual May Day Night Art Gallery and Shop Openings in the town center. Meet Maggie and Christina

10:00 am

Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Art Show

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

This yearly fundraiser for the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Club features a wide array of works from noted local and regional artists. Funds raised at the show go directly to help
local charities. The festive opening reception will feature live music from the local band The Side Doors and live as well as silent auctions. Tickets to the opening are available for $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes
Library, and Salon Pure, Old Lyme. Opening reception on Friday, April 26 from 6-10pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.

Author Events

7:00 pm

Author Clare Balding, My Animals and Other Family

RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Registration required.

7:30 pm

Author Bob Steele, The Curse

Chester Village West, 317 West Main Street, Chester, CT

Reservations required.


5:30 pm

Business After Hours at the Ledges

Business After Hours at the Ledges; The Ledges Apartments, 11 Ledgewood Road, Groton, CT

Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT's Business After Hours are the most successful networking opportunities in our region. Each month, an average of 150 business leaders gather at these informal meetings to conduct business, make new contacts and develop leads that add to their bottom line.

Please join us to mingle, eat and network at The Ledges Apartments in Groton. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow business associates in a casual and interesting setting, so don’t forget your business cards! You'll also need your business card to be entered to win one of our many great door prizes.

Arrive early for MASTERING NETWORKING, a mini-workshop that will provide a crash course on networking for no cost (5 p.m.)


10:30 am

Gentle Yoga, Wednesdays, O. Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:30-11:30 a.m., $5 per class; Wednesday mornings; wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat; (860) 388-1611.

5:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous

Backus Hospital , , Norwich, CT

6:00 pm

Ledyard Lions Family Bingo

Ledyard Lions Family Bingo; Gales Ferry Firehouse, 1772 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

Every Wednesday Bingo cards are sold beginning at 6pm. Games begin at 7 pm Kitchen closes at 7pm. Bingo games are open to all ages but sealed ticket purchasers must be 18 or older. All proceeds used to fund Lions’ Charities.

10:00 am

Intermediate Bridge Lessons, May 1, E.Lyme

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

10-11:30 a.m., 8-week lessons; $56; $58 non-residents; call to register (860) 739-5859.

6:00 pm

Flicks @ Six, May 1, Colchester

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

6 p.m., "Beast of the Southern Wild"; free; (860) 537-5752.

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Every Wed.

9:30 am

Knitting and Needle Works Circle, Wednesdays, E.Lyme

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

9:30-11:30 a.m., for those who enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needlework in the company of like-minded crafters; casual and relaxed; (860) 739-6926.

The Williams School, 182 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT

Local educators are invited to a free workshop sponsored by the Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Holocaust Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut and the American Society for Yad Vashem from 3:30-5:30 p.m. May 1.
The workshop, held at the Williams School, is designed to enable educators to provide Holocaust and Human Rights instructions to their students, as well as offering recommendations to educators of all subjects on how to include Holocaust and Human Rights themes in their lesson plans and curricula by introducing cross-connections of topics and themes relevant to this subject.
To register for the workshop, contact Linda Christensen at (860) 442-8062 or strochlitzhrc@jfec.com.
The Williams School is located at 182 Mohegan Ave., on the campus of Connecticut College in New London.

9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Wednesdays

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-10 a.m., Zumba Lite;
11:30 a.m.-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
2:30-3:45 p.m., tai chi;
(860) 599-3285.

*8:30-11:30 a.m., wellness appointments with Nurse Judy from the Visiting Nurses Association, the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Connecticut College, Tempel Green, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Westerly Morris Men and the Mystic Garland Dancers will be "dancing the sun up" for their 40th year on the Connecticut College campus. Traditional English Morris dancing has been around since the 14th century and has its origins in "cause and effect", as in dancing to assure that plants, beast, and man will survive and multiply. Join us to assure peace and happiness throughout the year and to enjoy traditional music and dance, 5:30 a.m., Tempel Green, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London.

6:00 pm

Parent Support Group, 1st Wed., N.London

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

6 p.m., open discussion night; parents may bring any issue they would like to discuss; topics include: summer programming, local resources, recreation, rebuilding Camp Harkness and creative housing; free; light refreshments served; (860) 271-4371 or email: adipollina@lmhosp.org.

Meets the 1st Wed. of each month, except for July and August.

1:00 pm

Essex Historical Society's 2013 Preservation Award - VOTE NOW! We need your help!

Vote at Post Offices, Essex, Centerbrook, Ivoryton, Essex, Ivoryton, Centerbrook, CT

Essex Historical Society is devoted to the preservation of buildings in the interest of protecting our town’s historical nature. EHS is looking for this year’s Preservation Award winner and we need your help! If you know of a building that has been renovated or preserved you can nominate it for the award. Past winners: Ivoryton Library (2011) and Centerbrook Meetinghouse (2012).
-Building can be either commercial or residential
-Building must have been erected prior to 1936
-The historic character of the original structure has been preserved in the period it was initially constructed

Voting is open May 1 - 31st at Post Offices of Essex, Centerbrook, Ivoryton.
Award to be presented at EHS Annual Strawberry Social.
Social is on June 23, 2013 at 1 pm.
Pratt House, 19 West Avenue, Essex

6:00 pm

Environmental Issues Seminar, May 1, Norwich

Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT

6-7:45 p.m., Room C101; Michael Beauchene, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection-Rapid Bioassessment, Benthic Macro Invertebrates Survey and Management; students taking classes for credit should arrive by 5:30 p.m.; non-credit students by 6 p.m.; (860) 885-2383 or dkhan-bureau@trcc.commnet.edu.

6:00 pm

Families with Substance Abuse, Apr. 3, Westerly

Westerly Hospital, 25 Wells St., Westerly, CT

6 p.m., six-week support group for Families of Substance Abusers April 3 through May 8; free; closed to new participants after the second session; call to register (401) 348-3972.


6:00 pm

Art League Studio Instruction

New London Art League, 147 State St.. , New London, , 06320

call Debra for information; 860-705-1333

9:00 am

Rainbow Reiki: Grand Master to Visit North Haven

Rainbow Reiki: Grand Master to Visit North Haven; American Legion Post 76, 20 Church Street, North Haven, CT , 06473

World-renowned spiritual teacher and author Walter Lubeck (www.rainbowreikiusa.com) will be coming to teach Aura Chakra Reading and Rainbow Channeling in North Haven, CT, May 1 - 5, 2013. Walter Lübeck is Grandmaster & Linneage Bearer of Rainbow Reiki, Lemurian Tantra, Three Rays Meditation and the White Feather Shamanic Tradition. Rainbow Reiki is taught by Walter Lübeck in German and English all around the world. His 25 books, seven of them about Rainbow Reiki, have been translated in 20 languages. He teaches over 200 different classes.The classes in North Haven are a huge opportunity to learn directly from the Grand Master of these spiritual forms.They are very hands-on classes, where you, the student, participate with every lesson learned. Many healers and therapists in Europe take these classes to help their clients.

6:30 pm

Closer to Free Spring Lecture and Reception Series: Trends in Research and Treatment

Closer to Free Spring Lecture and Reception Series: Trends in Research and Treatment; The Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT , 06519

Featuring Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Faculty, Physicians, and Staff.
RSVP to katie.schutt@yale.edu. Dinner and parking provided.


5:30 pm

Total Life Expo

Total Life Expo; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT

Introducing a whole new concept in a health and wellness event. The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, with the support of The Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun, are pleased to announce the upcoming Total Life Expo. From balancing the demands of home, work, and family to eating a balanced diet, this one-day event will have a lasting impact on attendees and exhibitors alike. Attendance is FREE! Let our knowledgeable exhibitors help you get on the right track to a healthier you.

To learn more about speakers, demonstrations, vendors, and more, please visit www.TotalLifeExpo.com.


10:30 am

Spring Storytime

Spring Storytime; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, , 06340

stories, live music, fingerplays, and simple crafts. Registration is required; for more information or to register please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392.

6:00 pm

Green Thumb Garden Club

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

hands-on monthly club! We will “Dig into Reading” and learn about the lifecycle and care of plants. Enjoy watching your seeds grow over the summer! For ages 4 – 8. Space is limited; registration begins two weeks before each program. This program is sponsored by The Norwich Recreation Department. Dates are May 1st, June 5th, July 10th & August 14th.

Misc. Events

5:30 pm

A Place at the Table Film Screening and Panel Discussion

A Place at the Table Film Screening and Panel Discussion; Three Rivers Community Collge, 574 New London Turnpike , Norwich , CT

Connecticut Food Bank and the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center are partnering to show A Place at the Table, a documentary that takes a look at hunger in America through the eyes of three people who are struggling with hunger.

After the showing, a lively panel discussion will follow to talk about the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger and what can be done to help make healthy and affordable food accessible to all featuring:

• Carl Asikainen, Community Program Manager for TEEG, North Grosvenordale

• Virginia Mason, President & CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut

• Keith Fontaine, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, William Backus Hospital And Founder of New London County Food Policy Council

To attend, please RSVP to Jennifer Thomas, 203-469-5000 ext. 302 or email jthomas@ctfoodbank.org.

6:30 pm

Film Screening: The 11th Hour

Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

Reservations required.

9:30 am

East Lyme-Waterford Newcomers Club

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT , 06357

Women welcome from East Lyme, Waterford and surrounding areas. Group meets first Thursday of every month (Sept.through June) at Niantic Community Church (170 Pennsylvania Ave. Niantic) (basement door) from 9:30am to 11:00am. Monthly meetings are a time to socialize with other women and learn about our many monthly activities which include book group, ladies night out, morning and evening cards, and couples dinner group.

6:30 pm

Spring Fling Film Series, May 1, Waterford

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

6:30-8:30 p.m., (PG-13), 95 mins., (2012); a traveling salesman (Seth Rogen) talks his mother (Barbra Streisand) into heading out on the road with him so that he can, unbeknownst to her, reunite her with a former fling in this comedy; (860) 444-5805.

3:00 pm

Child ID Program and Open House

See Us Grow, 249 West Main Street, Branford, CT

10:00 am

The Second Cup-A Support Group for New Moms

Women & Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, , 06437

Join other new mothers weekly for coffee and support with pediatric nurse and board-certified lactation consultant Heather Henry, thanks to the support of The Guilford Foundation.


10:00 pm

James Harris

Captain Daniel Packer Inne, 32 Water St., Mystic, CT

8:00 pm

Graduate Music Recital by Liz Allbee

Crowell Concert Hall , 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT

10:00 pm

DJ Dvyne

DJ Dvyne; The Rotten Apple, 924 Rt. 12, Groton, CT , 06340


6:00 pm

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys; Brown Middle school, 980 Durham Road, Madison, CT , 06443

Rugby Starts February 12th

Join in the exciting game of rugby with the Shoreline’s premier U-19 team. Practices begin February 12th
And the season runs through May 30th culminating in the Ct. State Tournament. Any regional high school aged boys are welcome
Registration/Questions - Madison Beach and Recreation Office 203-245-5623 or
www.madrugby.com and check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-Beach-Recreation-U-19-Rugby-Club/455173587865770?ref=hl


2:00 pm

"Good News"

Ivoryton Playhouse, 6 Main St., Chester, CT

performances at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; musical; $26-$73; runs through June 22; (860) 873-8664

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