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Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Artist Opening Reception

Artist Opening Reception; 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

9:00 am

John Sargent Solo Art Show

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

11:00 am

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 103rd Annual Juried Show

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.

5:00 pm

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06412

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Connecticut River Museum. In honor of this milestone, the Museum will feature the exhibit Reflections: 40 Years along the River. The exhibit will explore the story of the Museum and highlight the many topics that CRM has explored through exhibits, programs and other activities.

Members are invited to join us the evening of July 11 from 5:00-7:00 for an opening reception, held in conjunction with the Museum’s Annual Meeting. The exhibition will be open to the public daily until October 13.

11:00 am

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery; Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

ALL NATURAL, an exhibition showcasing the work of artists and fine artisans who incorporate natural materials in their work opens at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store (June 27 - August 10). The exhibit includes macro photography of the natural world and fine art and crafts using materials such as sea and river glass, encaustic, wood, feathers, spider web, egg tempera and casein. During the six-week show, the Gallery offers free events to the public including a Family Day, Sunday, July 20, (1-5pm) with Art and Nature Workshops, Storytelling, Music and a Scavenger Hunt. Spectrum is the newest expansion of the non-profit arts organization Arts Center Killingworth, whose mission includes providing opportunities for emerging and established artists to display and sell their work.

10:00 am

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

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

10:00 am

-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition

-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition; 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.

9:00 am

-Studio 33 presents "Life's a Beach"

-Studio 33 presents 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.

11:00 am

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense; 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.

5:00 pm

Lost at Sea: Shipwrecks of the Ancient World

Lost at Sea: Shipwrecks of the Ancient World; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT , 06340

Join the recently arrived Director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, D. Samuel Quigley, and Dr. Robert Ballard in a festive celebration of the museum's newest exhibit, created in collaboration with the Ocean Exploration Trust. “Lost at Sea: Shipwrecks of the Ancient World” explores the fascinating discovery of ancient ships fallen victim to storms, pirates or warfare, and what we can learn about the people who sailed them. Glassware, tools, pottery and other beautifully preserved artifacts, along with stunning underwater video of their discovery, are among the highlights of the exhibit.

Exhibition Reception: Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00 – 7:00PM
Members: Free / Non-members: $10

Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 x129 or info@lymanallyn.org

10:00 am

Photographs by Peter Daitch

Photographs by Peter Daitch; The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

An exhibition and sale of new photographs by Peter Daitch through Aug. 23;. The theme of motion of light and color aptly reflect this artist's point of view. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com .

9:00 am

The Bison: An American Icon

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


7:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Tuesdays/Thursdays

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

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

6:00 pm

The Stonington Historical Society, July 24

La Grua Center, 7 Stonington Commons, 32 Water St., Stonington Borough, CT

6 p.m., a roundtable discussion about the War of 1812 and the 1814 battle; (860) 535-8445 X10; www.stoningtonhistory.org.

10:00 am

Tai Chi/Qigong, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2 p.m. - Tuesdays
10 a.m. - Thursdays
5:30 p.m., Wednesdays

$24/daytime classes
$40/evening classes

Exercise Room 1; instructed by Gary Donovan; (860) 441-6785.

10:00 am


BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING; 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.

9:30 am

Outdoor Bocce

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.

10:00 am

Community Knit, Thursdays, N.L.

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

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

7:00 pm

Bingo, Thursdays, N.London

Retired Armed Forces Association, 135 Garfield Ave., New London, CT , 06320

7 p.m., open to the public; (860) 447-0055.

Widows and Widows Support Group, 2nd & 4th Thurs., O.Saybrook

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.

Flicks @ Six, July dates, Colchester

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

12:00 pm

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's; The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, One Railroad Avenue , Essex, CT , 06426

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat was proud to launch the Roaring 20's year theme on Saturday, June 14th in conjunction with the Connecticut Office of Tourism's 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day.

Throughout the day, attendees will step back in time upon entering the station, and will experience an era themed authentic car show (six parked vehicles), meet characters from the decade, take a journey on the train, and much, much more! There are endless photo opportunities throughout the day including relaxing in an authentic living room, posing with Roaring 20's characters, and taking a ride aboard the locomotive.

7:00 pm

Lymes' Senior Center Summer Concert

Lymes' Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Waterford Town Band will perform inside. An ice cream social will follow.

3:30 pm

Farmers Market

Lisbon Meadown, Routes 169 and 138, Lisbon, CT

11:00 am

Latin Line Dance, Thursdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

11 a.m.-noon, Exercise Room 1; instructed by Marjorie Winslow; $30 for 8-week session; (860) 441-6785.

3:00 pm

Niantic Farmers Market

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

9:30 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Thursdays

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.

8:30 am

City of Groton Historical Artifacts Display

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.

7:00 pm

Swing Class

Swing Class; 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.

9:30 am

Mexican Train Dominoes, E.Lyme

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

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

10:00 am

Clayworks, Mon./Wed./Thurs., Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

Monday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wed.: 6 p.m.
Thurs.: 1 p.m.

Classroom 4, instructed by Nancy Bordeau; $24 day time class, plus green ware; $28 evening class, plus green ware; (860) 441-6785.

11:00 am

Walking Tours of Stonington Village

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.

7:00 am

New London Rotary Club Morning Meeting, Thursdays

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

6:30 pm


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.


1:00 pm

Teen Tech Tutors Help Session

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

Registration required.

5:30 pm

Aging at Home Info Session

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Shoreline Office, 705 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT

12:00 pm

Divorce and Separation Support Groups

Divorce and Separation Support Groups; Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair St, Guilford, CT , 06437

Join us for a mutual support group whose members are adult women experiencing the trauma of divorce or separation. These groups provide an opportunity for participants to understand their relationships past and present and work through feelings of grief, loss, rejection, guilt and other emotions related to their experience. Participants gain a sense of their own identity, autonomy and enjoy the fellowship of others.

1:00 pm

Renee Dixon's Tea Party

Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Guilford, CT


5:30 pm

Our Lady of Pompeii Annual Carnival

Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Foxon Rd., East Haven, CT

Rummage Sale, Baltic

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 70 West Main St., Baltic, CT

July 24 - 5-8 p.m., $10 admission
July 25 - 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., free
July 26 - 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free
Aug. 1 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free
Aug. 2 - 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free

(860) 822-6378.


10:30 am

Grow Organic Kids: Name that Veggie...Stamp!

Grow Organic Kids: Name that Veggie...Stamp!; Natureworks, 518 Forest Road (Rte. 22), Northford, CT , 06472

Let’s take a walk on “veggie island” and see which veggies will make the best stamps. Once we have a good stockpile, we will make our very own veggie stamp collages, a fun way to remember what is in the garden this season!
Ages 3-5, please call to pre-register.

10:30 am

Discovery Science- Under the Sea- ages 3-6

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

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

10:30 am

The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School

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

Free. For children. No registration required.

3:00 pm

Zumba with Mariella

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!

10:00 am

Family Storytime

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

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

12:30 pm

Einstein Hours

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.

3:00 pm

-Peacock Patterns

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

Create intricate “feathered” designs on paper using paint suspended on a seaweed solution (yes, really!) and combs. 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.

6:00 pm

Pizza Challenge for Teens

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

Details? Who needs details!

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6:00 pm

Teen Pizza Challenge

Teen Pizza Challenge; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites teens in grades 6 - 12 to an evening of pizza on July 24th, at 6:00 P.M. Come in and sample some local and not so local pizzas and vote for your favorites. We will supply the drinks. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the food bank. To ensure that we have enough pizza, please call the Bill Memorial Library at 860-445-0392 to sign up for this event.

6:30 pm

Italian Wine Dinner

Italian Wine Dinner; Ella's Fine Food & Drink, 2 Tower Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Champagne cocktail reception followed by a 3 course wine dinner with pairings for $60 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Limited seating is available, so be sure to call to reserve early! 401.315.0606

1:00 pm

Caregiver Walking Support Group

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.

10:00 am

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods; 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.

6:30 pm

Film Eveing Showing

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

(2014 R 106 mins.) A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. Stars Jason Bateman and Allison Janney.

Municipal Meetings

7:00 pm

New London Board of Education – Workshop Meeting

Science & Technology Magnet High School - Lecture Hall, 490 Jefferson Avenue , New London, CT , 06320

Board of Education – Workshop Meeting


6:00 pm



Bring your blanket, lawn chair, and picnic basket and enjoy an entertaining concert presented by the Community Music School on Thursday, July 24 at 6 pm at the Main Street Park Gazebo in Essex. The rain location is St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex. The concert features performances by the CMS Summer Band, a multi-generational student ensemble, the Trumpet Ensemble, and others. CMS Summer Band will present varied pieces including jazz and folk standards, Broadway tunes, and patriotic favorites.
For additional information, please call 860-767-0026 or visit www.community-music-school.org.

9:00 pm

DPI Jazz Trio

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

The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

featuring Renowned Guitarist John Abercrombie; $25. More info at: http://www.thesidedoorjazz.com

5:30 pm

Thursdays on the Dock

Thursdays on the Dock; 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

9:00 pm

Bulkeley House Karaoke

 Bulkeley House Karaoke; 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!

6:00 pm

Nightingale's Acoustic Open Mic Night

Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Ln., Old Lyme, CT

7:00 pm

Line Dancing with Sharyn Farrell

Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Free. Registration required.

Jonathan Edwards Winery , 74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington, CT

$12; benefits Wheeler Library in North Stonington

7:30 pm

The Dragonites at Sneekers Cafe

 The Dragonites at Sneekers Cafe; Sneekers Cafe, 568 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT , 06340

Modern roots rock music at it's best. No cover.

6:00 pm

Community Music School Concert

Main Street Park Gazebo, , Essex, CT

Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

7:00 pm

The Rich Moran Band

Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., Guilford , CT

Part of the Music Under the Stars concert series.


8:00 pm

Saybrook Stage Presents Rumors

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

Cost: $20 ($15 for students).

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Caruso & Stritch hold court at Bemelman’s Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, as well as the weekly Cast Party at Birdland. They will delight with humor and impeccable musicianship!

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