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A total of 31 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.

5:30 pm

Water & Sky Art Show

Water & Sky Art Show; Stony Creek Gallery At Chamard Vineyard, 115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT

Featuring photography of water & sky by Charles Steinhacker, Patricia Halstead and Susan Strickland.

10:00 am

Celebrating Lyme's Beauty

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

The 3rd Annual Celebrating Lyme's Beauty event, co-organized by the Lyme Art Association, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, will showcase works created in around the Pleasant Valley Preserve, a large nature preserve in Lyme with frontage on the “Wild and Scenic” Eight Mile River.
A special opening reception will be held at the Lyme Art Association on Friday, July 12 from 6 – 8pm at the Lyme Art Association, free and open to the public, with tax-free shopping that night and all day on Saturday, July 13.

10:00 am

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish; The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT , 06320

Fascinated by the anatomy and movement of living creatures, Kitty Wales creates sculpture and installation art based on her direct observations of animals. She has traveled to the Scottish Hebrides to study wild goats, the Spanish Pyrenees to observe bearded vultures, and the Caribbean to document reef sharks in their underwater habitat. As part of a collaboration between the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Mystic Aquarium, Wales visited the Aquarium to observe their collection of marine life, taking photographs and preparing sketches that would later fuel her creations in the studio. Inspired by the textural, feathery forms of the lionfish, Wales then set to work envisioning a site-specific installation intended for the Lyman Allyn. Three larger-than-life lionfish sculptures constructed of welded steel, heavy paper, and recycled pencils will transform the gallery into a “deep-sea” environment for visitors of all ages.

10:00 am

Pop Up Art Show

Maple and Main Gallery, 1 Maple Street, Chester, CT

9:00 am

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Residents of North Stonington and Stonington will receive 50% of museum admission.
Proof of address required at check in.

Community

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Fleamarket

The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

The fleamarket, located on nearly 7 tree-lined acres of the historic Inn, is open every week, late April through Columbus Day (Oct 14) this year, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays. Hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and there is no admission charged for buyers and browsers. A parking fee of $2. is charged on peak Summer Sundays. Food and beverages are available on-site. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket still has some of its 10 x 20 feet vendor spaces available for both one-day "tag salers"& long-term vendors.401-364-8888

11:00 am

Singles Walk and Lunch, Aug. 25, Niantic

Boardwalk , Baptist Lane, Niantic, CT

11 a.m., free walk; (860) 434-6426; sponsored by Social Connections.

11:00 am

Nutmeg Volunteer Junior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, Aug. 31, Groton

Fort Griswold State Park, 57 Fort St., Groton, CT

11 a.m., short parade inside the Revolutionary War Battlefield, where Colonel Ledyard, while surrendering the Fort to the British was fatally stabbed with his own sword; The Obelisk Monument will be open during the day to climb and take in views of the Fort, Thames River, and the banks of both Groton & New London; traditional muster will follow; RSVP by Aug. 25, email: nutmegfifedrum@aol.com or (860) 446-8626.

11:00 am

Kelley Mason Memorial Brunch

Anthony's Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT

Tickets: $40 ($35 in advance). Benefits the Guilford Police Department Seat Belt Education Program.

8:00 am

Zumba

Calvary Chapel, 236 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

free; (860) 961-8714.

9:00 am

Mystic Woman's Club Thrift Shop Bag Sale Pawcatuck

Mystic Woman's Thrift Shop, 165 South Broad St., Pawcatuck, CT

all clothing and shoes that will fit into one large grocery bag can be purchased for $5; bags provided; all profits are returned to the community.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

Beach Donut Fundraiser, 7/6-9/2 (Sat./Sun), O.Lyme

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

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

4:00 pm

Croquet

General William Hart House, 350 Main Street - Lawn, Old Saybrook, CT

Players and spectators welcome.

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

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

one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the area, featuring antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, tools, new merchandise--and this year--a new indoor boutique. Food available on the premises.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, 8 a.m.-3p.m., now through Columbus Day. Early birds are not only welcome, they are encouraged!
Free for browsers & buyers. $2. visitor parking fee Summer Sundays only.
401-364-8888/401-364-1818

Education/Lectures

11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Historic Guilford Walking Tours, Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Please come for a scenic and informative tour of Historic Downtown Guilford. Join our award winning student guides for a 90 minute History tour at 11:00a.m or Architecture tour at 2 p.m. All tours start in front of the Guilford Town Hall at 31 Park Street.

11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Please join our award winning tours as we begin our second year! Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and continue through September.

Our student guides will lead you through 374 years of American History and Architecture.

The tours were awarded the “Best of New England” designation in 2013 by Yankee Magazine.

For further information, please visit www.historicguilford.org or call (203)233-1026.

Tickets are sold online, at local stores on the Green or by the guides prior to the tours. All tours start and finish at the Guilford Town Hall.

Fairs/Festivals

9:00 am

Colchester Farmers Market, June 16

Town Green, Hayward Avenue, Colchester, CT

Colchester Farmers Market Opening Day This Sunday
The Colchester Farmers market kicks off this season Sunday June 16th at 9am. The market is moving to its new location, the town green. The market offers a great diversity of products: produce, cheese, meats, plants, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, and crafts. Opening day will have a couple of free events, a bounce house for the kids to use and a balloon artist preforming for you. The market will also offer free entertainment. Any questions please contact, jeff savitsky at colchesterfarmersmarket@yahoo.com

9:00 am

Chester Fair

Chester Fairgrounds, Kirkland Tr, Chester, CT

Admission: $8 ($6 for seniors on the weekend, free for children under 12).

10:00 am

Open Air Market and Festival

Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT

Kids/Family

10:00 am

National Theatre of the Deaf Free Summer Performances

National Theatre of the Deaf Free Summer Performances; Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, new london, , 06320

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) is pleased to return for the second Summer at the Hygienic event and will be performing the newly developed, family-friendly piece "See Our Signs!" See tangram shapes become words, signs, and stories!
Have fun with the Little Theatre of the Deaf as they combine visually exciting American Sign Language with the spoken word to create a performance that will be seen, heard and long remembered.

There will be two performances this day, one at 10AM and one at 1PM. Both performances are free and open to the public. Contact us at info@ntd.org.

Misc. Events

8:00 am

Flea Market

The General Stanton Inn and Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

Some vendors at The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket in Charlestown believe they can tell when it's high tide at the local beaches(the "old-timey" way):when the waves of visitors shopping at the fleamarket suddenly retreat. Those same vendors suggest that at high tide this weekend(12:16 p.m. on Saturday,13th and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday,14th),it will be a good time to come to the Fleamarket and avoid the "sea of shoppers" that tend to flee the beaches and gather at the Fleamarket during the lower tide times (and lower wave times)of day.The General Stanton Inn, one of the oldest,largest and most popular outdoor fleamarkets in the area,is open Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays until Columbus Day. Hours:8a.m.-3p.m.,with early birds encouraged.Call 401-364-8888.FREE.$2.parking fee Sundays only.

12:00 pm

Try-It Day

The Dance Corner, 206 Rte. 80, Killingworth, CT

Free mini-classes. Registration suggested.

12:00 pm

Craft Day: Birdseed Ornaments

Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT

Music

6:00 pm

Billy Joel Tribute Band: Mike Delguidice & Big Shot

Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT

Bring a picnic.

4:00 pm

Cappella Cantorum Tour Concert

Ivoryton Congregational Church , 57 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Suggested donation: $5. Benefits the Cappella Summer Tour Scholarship Fund.

Nature/Outdoors

12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

DENISON FARM MARKET; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

On the grounds of the Denison Homestead, the Denison Farm Market meets 12 to 3 every Sunday, June thru October. It offers the finest locally-grown produce, eggs, meats, cheese, honey and maple syrup from areas farms, as well as regular and gluten-free baked goods. There is music weekly, guest vendors and demonstrations. Ample parking and on site hiking trails make this a perfect family-friendly destination for an afternoon in the Mystic area.

1:30 pm

Mary E Schooner Cruises

Mary E Schooner Cruises; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

Sail on the historic Mary E, a 1906 Schooner, in and around beautiful Essex and the lower Connecticut River! Departs every day of the week but Wednesdays, with 1.5 hr sails at 1:30 and 3:30 (26$ per person), and a two hour sunset cruise at 6:00 (30$ per person). Private charters also available. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and feel free to BYOB. Sails run through October. Museum admission included with cost of sail. Cruises leave from the Connecticut River Museum Docks.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended, 24 hour advance cancellation notice required. All cruises subject to weather.
Please visit http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/schooner-cruises/ for more information. Or call (860)767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation.

12:00 pm

DENISON FARM MARKET

Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

Visit the Denison Farm Market where vendors offer seasonal farm produce, plants and other local products including honey, syrup, corn meal, jams and jellies. Onsite hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade relishes are available at the Market from the Stonyledge Farm grill. Picnic tables under shaded tents allow Market patrons to enjoy lunch or a snack. Live fiddling and banjo music by Craig Edwards and his American Roots Music adds to the festive atmosphere.

Stage/Theater

2:00 pm

"Dreamgirls"

The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

2 and 7:30 p.m. Wed. and 2 p.m. Sun.; through Sept. 1; $40, $35 seniors, $20 students; $15 children

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