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Art Exhibits/Openings

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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

Within and Withou

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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.

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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

Artist Opening Reception

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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.

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 11:00 am
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Reception 7-10 p.m. July 5
Erotic art from Terry "Davo" Davis, Jacqueline Phillips, Wayne Hitchcock and Kathy LaVallee. Through Aug. 2. Hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., and noon-3 p.m. Sun.; (860) 443-8001, hygienic.org.

Art Exhibits/Openings

Marshview Gallery at the Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

5-7 p.m., open to all; refreshments; (860) 388-1611.

Summer Breeze Art Opening and Exhibition

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 5:00 pm
Summer Breeze Art Opening and Exhibition;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Ludington Gallery Old Lyme - Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library will host an art exhibition and opening reception for Jim Grabowski. One look at Grabowski's work and you will find the impressive power and beauty of nature that his technique and palette conveys to the viewer. A lifelong artist, Jim taught art after receiving his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Fine Art. He is a prolific painter with a wide ranging audience of fans across New York, Connecticut and New England.
He has been commissioned by over 150 corporations for large-scale projects involving his originals. Most recently, he was recognized by the New Britain Museum of American Art with the acquisition of one of his works for their permanent collection. His commissioned work can be found in most of the hospitals in CT.

Opening Reception for Jim Grabowski

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 5:00 pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

Ludington Gallery at Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Ln., Old Lyme, CT

Benefits the library.

Author Events

CONNECTICUT AUTHORS TRAIL - SUSAN KIETZMAN

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 6:00 pm
CONNECTICUT AUTHORS TRAIL - SUSAN KIETZMAN;

Author Events

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

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites you to meet local author Susan Kietzman, on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. Ms. Kietzman, the author of The Good Life, will talk about her new novel, A Changing Marriage. This presentation is part of the Connecticut Author’s Trail.
The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold.

Author Events

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Registration required.

Community

Community

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

9 a.m., (860) 388-1611.

New London Rotary Club Morning Meeting, Thursdays

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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.

Mexican Train Dominoes, E.Lyme

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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

Blood Pressure Clinic, July 10, Waterford

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 10:15 am

Community

Stop & Shop, 117 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT

10:15-11:15 a.m., sponsored by The VNA of Southeastern Connecticut; open to the public; (860) 444-1111.

Community

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

10:30-11:30 a.m., meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month; (860) 388-1611.

Walking Tours of Stonington Village

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 11:00 am

Community

Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington, CT

weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $10 adults; $5 students (to age 18); (860) 535-8445.

Niantic Farmers Market

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

Community

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

Farmers Market

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 3:30 pm

Community

Lisbon Meadown, Routes 169 and 138, Lisbon, CT

Boater Safety Course, July dates, Salem

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 5:45 pm

Community

Gardner Lake Fire Company, 429 Old Colchester Road, Route 354, Salem, CT

5:45-9 p.m., sponsored by The Gardner Lake Authority and conducted by the State of CT DEEP Boating Division; $15, payable to GLFC; to register email: command27@ymail.com; (860) 887-4163.

July 8
July 10
July 15

Flicks @ Six, July dates, Colchester

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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.

Campfire, July 10, Franklin

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

Community

Blue Slope Country Museum, Inc., 138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin, CT

7-8:30 p.m., outdoors (indoors if necessary); (860) 377-3740.

Nar-Anon, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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

Fiddle Camp

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 9:00 am

Education/Lectures

Fiddle Camp, 3 Kingswood Drive , North Stonington, CT

The Fiddle Camp of Southeastern Connecticut is a creative environment to encourage the discovery of new techniques and music and to enhance learned repertoire in Suzuki and Fiddle methods. The Fiddle Camp provides group violin lessons focusing on Suzuki books I through 4, as well as Cape Breton fiddle, Appalachian fiddle and Improv/Jazz. All ages and levels are welcome and foster an appreciation for different styles and skill levels through positive reinforcement. The core intention of this program is to share the joy of music.
FIDDLE CAMP DATES: Monday - Friday JULY 7-11th, 2014 9am-4pm
Fee is $375 for the full week
For more info please contact Ashley Jones at (860) 235-1478
in North Stonington, CT
or visit www.ashleyjonesviolin.com

Teen Tech Tutors Help Session

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 1:00 pm

Education/Lectures

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

Registration required.

Haiku Writing Workshop

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 2:00 pm

Education/Lectures

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Registration required.

Education/Lectures

Essex Library, 33 West Ave., Essex , CT

Registration required.

Fairs/Festivals

North Stonington Agricultural Fair

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 9:00 am

Fairs/Festivals

North Stonington Fairgrounds , Wyassup Road (off Route 2), North Stonington, CT

The annual North Stonington Agricultural Fair, celebrating its 50th year, provides the finest in entertainment, food, and wholesome fun for the whole family. Enjoy and learn about farm life, see tractor and oxen pulls, animal competitions, view beautiful arts and crafts and award-winning vegetables, fruits, and baked goods.

Westbrook Firemen’s Carnival

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fairs/Festivals

Ted Lane Field , Rte. 1, Westbrook, CT

Free admission and parking. Wristbands available.

Kids/Family

Finding the First Americans-CRM Summer Adventure Camp;

Kids/Family

Bushnell Farm, 1445 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

July 7 – 11

Ages 9—12

Bushnell Farm’s wigwam is the base for this week’s exploration of Connecticut Native American life. Spend a week exploring the art, culture and daily life of Native Americans in the 1600s. Find out how Native Americans and early settlers related. Help prepare a tree to be a dugout canoe, make a wigwam model, create pottery and other containers, cook on an open fire and much more!

Registration Information:

Program Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Aftercare Available each day from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Fee:

CRM Family Members and above: $235

Non Members: $250

Aftercare Fee:

$50/week

To Register: You can purchase camp online at the Summer Adventure Camp section of the Museum Shop

Family Storytime

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

Kids/Family

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

A special storytime featuring a construction vehicle. Most appropriate for preschoolers but open to all ages with an adult.

Discovery Science- My Five Senses

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 10:30 am

Kids/Family

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

The Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut presents hands-on science activities:
"My Five Senses" Space is limited, and registration is required and opens June 16th. For ages 3 – 6. This program was sponsored by the Norwich Recreation Department.

Einstein Hours

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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.

Zumba with Mariella

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

Kids/Family

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

Dance your way to a healthy body and positive outlook! Zumba instructor extraordinaire Mariella will lead us in this popular activity, to the beat of the best in Latin music. Please wear comfortable clothing, and lace-up shoes with smooth rubber soles (like sneakers). Kids with long hair should wear it tied back. Please bring a towel and a water bottle. Space is limited, and registration is required and opens June 16th. Thank you, Mariella!

-Solar-Powered Prints

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

Kids/Family

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

Paint fabric with heat-reactive dyes, then expose to the hot summer sunlight, for a unique wall hanging or pillow cover. For ages 9 & up alone; 7 & up with adult attending also. Register now. This program was made possible by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.

Clifford the Big, Red Dog

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 6:30 pm

Kids/Family

Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton, CT

For children.

Kids/Family

Blue Slope Country Museum and Farm, 138 Blue Hill Rd. , Franklin, CT

Roast marshmallows over an open campfire, sing songs, tell a tale or two. Bring something to sit on, rain or shine.

Misc. Events

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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. 10, 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.

Music

RiverQuest Thursday’s at the Dock of the Connecticut River Museum;

Music

RiverQuest, Eagle Landing State Park, Rt 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

Join us aboard RiverQuest and cruise from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam south down the river to the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. We will arrive at the museum dock at around 6:30pm, disembark and join others at the very popular “Thursday’s on the Dock”. Tonight’s band is “Small Pond All Stars”, a Jazz band whose members include the famous artist and musician Steve Cryan (harmonica and trombone), John Williams (Drums), Dan Bernier (Guitar), Anthony Nero (Bass), Geoff Cox (Saxes), Raphael Stover (Percussion). We will head back up river at about 7:30pm, return to the RiverQuest dock around 8:30pm.
Tickets are $40 each which includes a drink ticket on the dock. No one under 21 on this cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots using our easy

Thursdays on the Dock

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 5:30 pm
Thursdays on the Dock;

Music

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor every Thursday evening from July 10 – August 28th. The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront history. Reduced admission of $5, CRM members free. Cash bar and light snacks. Each week features different Connecticut musicians.

July 10-Small Pond All Stars
July 17-Longsplice
July 24-Don Sineti
July 31-TBA
August 7-TBA
August 14- Uncle John's Band
August 21-Danny Quinn
August 28-Corinthian Jazz Band

Grassy Strip Music Series: Steve Smith and the Nakeds;

Music

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

Madison Beach Hotel proudly presents the Grassy Strip Music & Art Series! Experience FREE Live music under the stars every Thursday evening on our waterfront lawn.

See the whole line-up at GrassyStrip.com

STEVE SMITH AND THE NAKEDS
Thursday, July 10th | Sundown

The ten-man unit consists of a four-piece rhythm section, a five-piece brass section, and it's lead vocalist, Steve Smith. This rhythm & blues powerhouse has thrived with their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun.

Bulkeley House Karaoke

Thursday, Jul. 10, 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!

DPI Jazz Trio

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 9:00 pm

Music

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

Stage/Theater

Ugly Lies the Bone

Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014, 8:15 pm
Ugly Lies the Bone;

Stage/Theater

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

Jess returns from war severely burned, only to find her Floridian hometown in a state of decay. With the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she desperately tries to restore her relationships, her home, and all that was lost.

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