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March 16

A total of 33 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

11:00 am

Doug Zider’s “Visions: Land & Sea”

Doug Zider’s “Visions: Land & Sea”; The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06382

maritime art exhibit featuring the creative works and original masterpieces of Long Islander Doug Zider. Through Zider’s vivid imagination and extraordinary brush strokes, historic events, places, and tall tales of the sea, along with comforting seasons of the year come alive on canvas.
Guests will have an opportunity to meet and greet the artist during a special reception on Saturday, March 15th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

9:00 am

Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects

Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail , Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Sunday, Feb. 16-May 17, 9 am-5 pm
Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects
Get a bug’s-eye view of some backyard insects in the Mashantucket Gallery’s newest exhibit. Giant robotic insects, up to 96 times their normal size with lifelike colors and movements, dominate the exhibition. Hands-on displays let you take a mechanical insect for a walk, build a bug, and learn how insects communicate. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Visit pequotmuseum.org for details on the Feb. 15 preview day package.*

9:00 am

-The Williams School student art exhibition

-The Williams School student art exhibition; Fiddleheads Food Coop -- Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

The Williams School (New London) students juried art competition will be on display in the Cafe at Fiddleheads Food Coop from March 1 to April 30. The theme of the show is “It’s Only Natural.” Fiddleheads is open 8am to 7pm, seven days a week.
For further info: http://fiddleheadsfood.weebly.com/cafe-art.html

10:00 am

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06320

Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan through June 5, 2014. The exhibit looks at how whaling, —its myths and reality, risk and reward, —left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

Author Events

3:30 pm

Landmarks to Visit in Southeast Connecticut

Landmarks to Visit in Southeast Connecticut; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Learn about the unique places and treasures hidden throughout Southeast Connecticut! On Sunday, March 16 from 3:30 – 5:30 PM, author Constant Waterman will be at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester. This delightful writer and illustrator will share stories of his boating days and discuss his popular self-illustrated work, Landmarks You Must Visit in Southeast Connecticut. Open to the public; free refreshments will be served.

1:30 pm

We Are Here: A Lithuanian Encounter

Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Ellen Cassedy, the author of the award-winning “We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust”, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Godfrey Library, 134 Newfield Street. The program is open to the public.

Ms. Cassedy set off into Lithuania to study Yiddish and connect with her Jewish forebears. But on the brink of her trip, her uncle revealed something she’d never suspected and what had begun as a personal quest expanded into a larger exploration. Ellen takes us to the archives and kitchen tables where her family history revealed its confounding secrets, and to the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, to complex commemorative sites, and to encounters with the leaders of Jewish education efforts in Lithuania today.

Community

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Walking Tour, Sundays

Avery Farm House Gateway, 56 Lambtown Road, ,

the southern portion of Lambtown extension; sponsored by Groton Open Space Association; free; (860) 572-5715.

Turn onto Lambtown Rd (Groton) at the traffic light on Rt 184 at Flanders Road and follow to 56 Lambtown Rd. Contact GOSAmail@gmail.com for questions.

Used Book Sale, Mar. 14-16

Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT

Friday, March 14, 6-8 p.m. - $5 admission
Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - free admission
Sunday, March 16, noon-3 p.m. - free admission + fill a bag for $5; donations may be dropped off during library hours March 1-13; (860) 642-6207.

5:00 pm

My Usual Table - A Life in Restaurants, Mar. 16, Ston.

La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington, CT

5 p.m., with author Colman Andrews; free and open to the public; donations accepted; (860) 535-2300.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

10:00 am

Buffet Breakfast, Mar. 16, N.London

New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT

10 a.m.-noon, $8 adults; $6 children under 10; open to Elks, family and guests.

6:30 pm

Privateer's Bash

Privateer's Bash; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Ahoy, Matey! Come if ye dare and be part of our swashbuckling crew who are lookin’ for a lively way to let off a bit of winter steam. All are invited to come in costume and relive Riverfront history at the eighth annual Privateer's Bash, a playful nod to the privateers who made their wealth by relieving foreign ships of their valuable cargo during the War of 1812. Grog, grub, music and dancing will fill three floors of exhibit galleries from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
A $50 Privateer ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, grog and one complimentary drink.
A $75 Commodore ticket also includes hors d’oeuvres and grog plus an open bar.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 860-767-8269, at the door on the evening of the event or online at our shop.

A Tribute by Bernard Slade, Mar. dates, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
2 p.m., Sundays

$12 advance; $15 at the door; presented by Groton Regional Theatre; www.brownpapertickets.com.

New London's St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2 State Street, new London, , 06320

Parade route begins at corner of Bank and Tilley Street, up State St. to Washington St and finishes at the Elks Lodge #360 on Washington Street

Education/Lectures

4:00 pm

‘Hands on Harvests: A Heritage Property Yields Fields of Plenty’

Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT

Donation: $5 ($4 for members, $2 for children aged 10 to 18).

9:00 am

Submission Mastery Workshop for Writers

Submission Mastery Workshop for Writers; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Attention Writers: Have you finished your first novel or short story, and don't quite know what to do next? Join author and Read Short Fiction editor Kristi Petersen Schoonover on March 16 from 9 AM - 3 PM at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Rd., Colchester, to learn how to crack the world of publishing. Attendees will learn where to find markets to submit to, how to craft correspondence to editors and agents, what editors like to see and what will earn you an instant rejection, secrets and tips to successful query letters, tracking submissions, and more! This workshop includes a light breakfast, lunch, and valuable take-away materials. Cost is $25 per person to attend and seating is limited; email your name and number to stacey@booksandboos.com by March 13 to register.

Fairs/Festivals

1:00 pm

St. Patrick's Parade

St. Patrick's Parade; Downtown New London, Bank Street, State Street, and Washington Street., New London, , 06320

We would like to welcome you to the 7th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! The theme is "Everyone is Irish for a Day" which is fitting as it seems like everyone is marching in this parade! From high school bands to children's groups to small businesses to traditional organizations that our parade could not be without, there are hundreds upon hundreds of people participating this year.

Kids/Family

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT , 06320

the afternoon begins with tea and desserts in the Hendel Library. Next, participants will view a Faery Fashion Show in the Auditorium and then make treasure boxes and tissue paper flowers in the art studio!
Paula C. Scott and Amy Crockett will also be available for a book signing of “The Thread Faery.”
$15 per adult child pair / $5 per additional person
Reservations are required: Please contact 860.443.2545 x129 or info@lymanallyn.org

10:00 am

Fantastic Friends

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

30-45 minutes of books, fingerplays, flannel board, music, movement and craft for independent listeners 3 to 5 years of age. 20 children per session.

Misc. Events

1:30 pm

Irish Step Dance Performance

Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpe, Clinton, CT

2:00 pm

‘An Afternoon of Irish Music and Stories with Tom O’Carroll’

Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St, Guilford , CT

reservations required.

Music

1:30 pm

Concert: Notes for Kids

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

8:00 pm

Music / Karaoke

The Burger Beast Tavern, 350 east Main St, Clinton, CT , 06413

Singing and Dancing at the Burger Beast every Wed, Fri. Sat. And Sunday
Great time great food and drinks

3:00 pm

Musical Masterworks Chamber Music Concert

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme, CT

Tickets: $35 ($5 for students).

8:00 pm

Karaoke

Karaoke; New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, , 06385

music by Dj Voltage
https://www.facebook.com/djVoltageKeith.Phillips

8:00 pm

Karaoke at the Moose

Karaoke at the Moose; New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, CT , 06320

music by Dj Voltage
https://www.facebook.com/djVoltageKeith.Phillips

City Cabaret with the Babygrand Davis Ensemble; City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

City Cabaret 2014 concludes its season with a performance by Babygrand Davis Ensemble on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street.
The ensemble includes Rufus Davis and James Hunter from New London, Randy Cloutier from Providence, and Steve Marien from Norwich.
The free concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

2:00 pm

Silk n' Sounds Concert

Masonic Hall, 30 Church St, North Haven, CT

Nature/Outdoors

9:00 am

Winter Eagles with RiverQuest

Winter Eagles with RiverQuest; Eagle Landing State Park, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

February 8 - March 16
Satudays and Sundays: 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm.
Thursdays: 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Come and enjoy winter and very early spring while experiencing the beauty and solitude of the lower Connecticut River. Although our primary mission is to search for and observe migrating and resident Bald Eagles, we will also search for many other varieties of local winter wildlife. A seasoned, experienced naturalist will talk about eagle biology and ecology and about the other wintering birds and wildlife that will be seen on our cruise. A heated cabin, coffee/tea and binoculars are on board. We will Cruise from Haddam South and see Lyme, Chester, Deep River, and Essex.

Stage/Theater

2:00 pm

Zombies From Beyond

Zombies From Beyond; The Spirit of Broadway Theater, 24 Chestnut Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

-- A musical comedy celebration of American ideals and foibles in the unlikeliest of settings as the Cold War and space race paranoia threaten the good folks in the fictional Milwaukee Space Center in 1955, where the staff is all abuzz at the arrival of rocket scientist, Trenton Corbett. A budding romance with the commander’s daughter, the landing of a flying saucer piloted by a buxom alien aviatrix looking for he-specimens to re-populate her planet, a tap dancing delivery boy, and a quirky secretary all add up to a nostalgic and hilarious toe-tapping must-see musical
Wed & Thurs 7PM; Fri & Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM $32; 860-886-2378

1:00 pm

The Secret Garden

Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Rd, Deep River, CT

2:00 pm

Secret Garden

Secret Garden; Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT , 06417

student production with a total of 116 participating; $10; (860) 526-5328.

2:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz

Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 E. Main St, Clinton, CT

Tickets: $12 ($15 for premium house seating, $10 for adults in advance, $8 for seniors and children under 12 in advance).

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