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Art Exhibits/Openings

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

JOHN SARGENT – paintings & monoprints with themes based upon nature and often created with tools repurposed from nature

-Studio 33 presents "Life's a Beach"

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:00 am
-Studio 33 presents

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Studio33 presents “Life’s a Beach”, a collection of paintings by local artists Gigi Mezzo Genovese and Andrea Wiley. Both women focus their paintings on shoreline centric scenes; with Andrea highlighting the beauties of the marshes, beach & lighthouses, while Gigi focuses on making the everyday beach scenes playful, something you might otherwise overlook. The medium each women works in panders particularly well to their individual styles, with bright saturated acrylics in Gigi’s cheerful scenes and soft, thick oil paints capturing Andrea’s peaceful viewpoint. The show is not one to miss, running from July 2nd through the 30th.

The Bison: An American Icon

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mashantucket Pequot Museum , 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT

This exhibit is held Saturday, June 28-Saturday, October 18 and explores the dramatic changes that occurred to bison and its habitat, and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. The Bison features Plains Indian objects, contemporary Native art, popular culture items, small models and sculptures, natural history materials, and vivid images. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. This exhibition was organized by the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT and has been made possible through NEH on the

-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am
-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Visitors of all ages will enjoy this summer exhibition of work by the country’s premier maritime artists, on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful sky-lit galleries. A juried exhibition of marine art by the Association’s member artists will be on view simultaneously. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1 pm-5pm.

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

on view June 14, 2014 – January 5, 2015. The works in this exhibition reveal the artist’s deep immersion in the natural phenomena of his immediate environment, the woodlands of Southeastern Connecticut. His paintings evoke a sense of wonder as viewers, too, become absorbed in the subtle textures, graceful shapes, and vibrant colors of the natural world.
860.443.2545 x129 or info@lymanallyn.org

Within and Withou

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

New sculptures and drawings highlighting the mechanics of two-dimensional art and the secret life of frames by Essex native Jasper Goodrich. Opening reception on Thursday, June 12th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Artist Opening Reception

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am
Artist Opening Reception;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Studio M, llc, 29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

This month we will have our artist opening on Thursday July 3rd. Normally we participate in the First Friday strolls in Mystic but since Friday is the holiday, we will be closed. We've moved the opening so more of you can attend! Please stop in to see Jennifer's beautiful landscape paintings. Studio M, llc welcomes aqward winning Plein Air Oil Painter Jennifer Holmes to the Gallery. The show runs July 1st through the 30th during shop hours. Studio M is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. www.studiomframing.com

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 103rd Annual Juried Show consists of juried artworks from Connecticut artists of all mediums, including photography, sculpture, graphic arts, and painting. CAFA is a non-profit arts organization established in 1910 by a group of renowned Connecticut artists. Their mission is to promote the art of area members. Opening reception Thursday June 26, 6-8pm.

Author Events

Janet Barrett, They Called Her Reckless

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 6:30 pm

Author Events

Essex Library, 33 West Ave., Essex , CT

Registration required.

Community

New London Rotary Club Morning Meeting, Thursdays

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 7:00 am

Community

Muddy Waters, Bank St., New London, CT , 06320

7 a.m., every Thursday; $3; guests welcome; (860) 443-5023.

or attend:
noon meeting at Tony D's

City of Groton Historical Artifacts Display

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 8:30 am

Community

City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

Displays of city-related memorabilia from the private collection of Town Historian Jim Streeter. More info at cityofgroton.com. Runs June 12th-August 14th.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Thursdays

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:30 am

Community

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

9:30-11:30 a.m., line dancing;
noon-3 p.m., dominos;
(860) 599-3285.

** Last Thursday of each month:
11:30 a.m., Book/E-reader Club with light lunch.

Editor's Pick

Wood Carvers Show

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:30 am

Community

Olde Mistick Village, Coogan Boulevard , Mystic, CT

master woodcarvers display and sale in the Apple Orchard; (860) 536-4941.

Mexican Train Dominoes, E.Lyme

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:30 am

Community

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

9:30 a.m., all levels; Thursdays starting June 12; free; (860) 739-5859.

Outdoor Bocce

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:30 am

Community

Smith Harris House Lawn, 33 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

9:30 a.m., Thursday mornings starting June 5; free; call to register (860) 739-5859.

Community Knit, Thursdays, N.L.

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Community

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

10-11:30 a.m., bring knitting materials; (860) 447-1411.

Girl Scouts of CT Summer Library Program

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am
Girl Scouts of CT Summer Library Program;

Community

Atwater Library, 1720 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT , 06471

SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM-Dig into Reading and Nature
Come to all three weeks and earn a Girl Scout patch!

Smith Library- Thursdays from 10 a.m. -11 a.m.
July 11, Dig Dirt – make your own worm farm
July 18 Digging for Dinos & Fossils
July 25 Burrowing Owls- *Movie to follow
OR
Atwater Library-Thursdays
July 25 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. Burrowing Owls
August 1 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Dig Dirt-make your own worm farm
August 8 10- a.m.-11 a.m. Digging for Dinos & Fossils

Register for Summer Library/ Girl Scout Program

Please contact: Anita M. Silvestro,
Membership & Marketing Manager
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
20 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 239-2922
asilvestro@gsofct.org

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am
BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING;

Community

The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites adults to take part in Groundbreaking Reads, our Adult Online Summer Reading Program. Earn a raffle ticket for each book review you submit. Log on to the library’s home page, http://billmemorial.org. Click on “Summer Reading”, then choose the “Literary Elements” tab for adults. Create an account and begin entering your reviews on Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, August 9. Readers can also submit book reviews in person to the library. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified in mid-August. The more you read the more chances to win! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information. The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument St., next to the Groton Monument and historic Fort Griswold.

Community Knit

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am

Community

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

Contact: Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411x3 mgupta@plnl.org


Learn the healing and calming effects of knitting and crocheting.
Socialize with others with the same interest.
Help others by either teaching someone to knit or making something neded by a child, a senior citizen, or a homeless person

Bring your knitting/crocheting supplies! Some materials will be available
Location: Board Room

People with Arthritis Can Exercise

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 1:00 pm

Community

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

first of 16-week exercise class for those with limitations due to arthritis; $30 residents/$33 non-residents; registration required; (860) 739-5859.

Better Breathers, 1st & 3rd Thurs., O. Saybrook

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 1:30 pm

Community

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

1:30-2:30 p.m., support group for those with chronic lung disease, asthma, bronchitis and emphysema; meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month; (860) 388-1611.

Niantic Farmers Market

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 3:00 pm

Community

6 Methodist St., 6 Methodist St., Niantic, CT

Farmers Market

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 3:30 pm

Community

Lisbon Meadown, Routes 169 and 138, Lisbon, CT

Steak Night, July 3, Groton

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 5:30 pm

Community

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

5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; $15; call for reservations (860) 445-0731.

Flicks @ Six, July dates, Colchester

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 6:00 pm

Community

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

6 p.m., free and open to the public; (860) 537-5752.

July 3: Monuments Men
July 10: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
July 17: The Fifth Estate
July 24: Grand Budapest Hotel
July 31: **5:30 p.m., Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Bingo

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 6:30 pm

Community

Groton Lodge of Elks, 700 Shennecosett Road , groton, , 06340

6:30 p.m., $11 minimum package; no smoking, no alcohol; doors open at 4:30(860) 445-2163.

Swing Class

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
Swing Class;

Community

Bodi N Motion, 2351 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, , 06437

Tired of sitting and watching others dance and have fun at parties and weddings? Come learn East Coast, Lindy and West Coast Swing & enjoy the groovin' music of Pop, Rock & Swing Bands. This one hour class is for Beginners and Intermediate dancers. Partners are suggested but not necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that can slide, no sandals.

Community

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

Nar-Anon, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 7:30 pm

Community

Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT

7:30-9 p.m., 12-step support group for friends and families of addicts; Thursdays; (860) 303-9677.

Education/Lectures

Teen Tech Tutors Help Session

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 1:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT

Registration required.

Fairs/Festivals

Killingly Red, White and Blue BBQ with Fireworks

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fairs/Festivals

Owen Bell Park, 572 Hartford Pike, Dayville, CT , 06241

Phone: KPRD –


Cost: Free entry
Date: July 3, 2014
Time: 6:00-9:15 pm

Description: This annual community event features a 5K fun run, (preregistration required) chicken BBQ, music and fireworks.

Kids/Family

Einstein Hours

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 12:30 pm

Kids/Family

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

Tangram stories? Paper airplane challenges? Giant bubbles? Synthetic polymers, made by you? Stop by for an ever-changing assortment hands-on activities, cool crafts, and games, led by our awesome Teen Leaders. For ages 5 & up. Drop-in.

Summer Matinee

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 2:00 pm

Kids/Family

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

(2014 PG-13 98 mins.) A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. Stars Kiefer Sutherland.

Family Vacation Bible School

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 5:30 pm
Family Vacation Bible School;

Kids/Family

Faith Lutheran Church, 625 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Family VBS at Faith Lutheran! Come to Faith, Thursdays in July, 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM. Starts July 3rd. Going on vacation? Come on Thursdays when you are in town! Family dinner, Bible stories, lessons, and everyone's favorite - crafts! CALL 860.445.0483 or EMAIL: office@faithgroton.org,for more information.

Concordia's Vacation Bible School
Gangway! Clear your schedule! Visit 5 sites on and around the Sea of Galilee for an amazing grace adventure. Even the wind and waves can't keep kids away.

Misc. Events

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00 am
Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods;

Misc. Events

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

Exhibit of reproduction trade goods given to the Menuncatuck tribe by the Guilford colonists. Part of the 375th Celebration of the Whitfield House and Guilford. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Included with admission. Free parking.

Caregiver Walking Support Group

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 1:00 pm

Misc. Events

Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT

Family caregiving can be stressful. Meet other caregivers and former caregivers for supportive discussion and exercise. All walking speeds are welcome. Call VNA Community Healthcare’s Helpline at (toll free) 1.866.474.5230 for more information on this and other family caregiving support groups.

Kirtan with Andrew and Jamie

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 7:00 pm

Misc. Events

Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health , 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Join Andrew and Jamie in celebrating the divine within. Kirtan is an ancient tradition of call-and-response chanting, which uses the musical repetition of sacred sounds, known as mantras, to still the mind and awaken the spirit. Together we will explore the beauty of devotion -- to ourselves, to each other, to the divine. If you've tried quiet sitting meditation but found it difficult or uncomfortable, kirtan may be just the remedy for you! By repeating the mantras together in a communal setting we are able to achieve the same peace and clarity that all other mindfulness practices offer, but in a less structured, more joyous way.

Music

Aquanett - Summer SoundWaves Concert Series at Esker Point Beach;

Music

Esker Point Beach, 900 Groton Long Point Road, Noank, CT , 06340

It’s Throwback Thursday as the 25th annual Summer SoundWaves Concert Series at Esker Point Beach presents Aquanett, New England’s most authentic 80s tribute band, on July 3 at 6:00 p.m. Aquanett covers bands from Ozzy to Metallica, Bon Jovi to Poison. Concert sponsored by Groton Parks and Recreation, Thames Valley Communications, and The Mystic Schooners.

Summer SoundWaves concerts at Esker Point Beach are free and open to the public. Convenient parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 per car and $5 per motorcycle, and free parking and shuttle service is available at Fitch High School. Concerts are alcohol-free events.

For more info please visit www.GrotonRec.com/Soundwaves

Grassy Strip Music Series: Christine Ohlman

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
Grassy Strip Music Series: Christine Ohlman;

Music

Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT , 06443

The Madison Beach Hotel is hosting a FREE weekly music festival this summer for the whole family to enjoy! Each Thursday, enjoy a concert under the stars on our waterfront lawn.

See the whole line-up at GrassyStrip.com

CHRISTINE OHLMAN
Thursday, July 3rd | Sundown

This queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process. She’s the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band, whose latest CD, was honored on five national Top Ten lists. Ohlman topped the Alternate Root.com’s 2013 Readers’ Poll as top Americana vocalist, joining other winners Paul Thorn, Rosie Flores, The Mavericks and Rodney
Crowell.

DPI Jazz Trio

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:00 pm

Music

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

Bulkeley House Karaoke

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 9:00 pm
 Bulkeley House Karaoke;

Music

Bulkeley House Saloon, 111 Bank Street, New London, CT

Join DJC Productions Entertainment for Karaoke every Thursday Night from 9p to close! Bulkeley House features a HUGE outdoor patio with 2 bars and 15 HDTV's to watch your favorite sports game! Come sing a tune and enjoy a cocktail! Hope to see you there!

Stage/Theater

Tiger Style!

Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014, 8:15 pm
Tiger Style!;

Stage/Theater

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Albert and Jennifer Chen were at the pinnacle of academic achievement, but now they suck at adult life. Albert's just been passed up for promotion, and Jennifer's just been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to Shenzen, Tiger Style! examines the successes and failures of tiger parenting from the point of view of a playwright who's actually been through it.

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