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Art Exhibits/Openings

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Friday, Aug. 8, 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

The Bison: An American Icon

Friday, Aug. 8, 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

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Friday, Aug. 8, 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

-Local Plein Air Artists Exhibit at the Mystic & Noank Library;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

The Mystic & Noank Library Ames Room art exhibit for August 2014 features a local group of plein air artists. The artists meet weekly at a variety of locations in southeastern Connecticut, working in oils and watercolors.

The artists represented in the exhibit are: Karin Bastidas, Carmel Bourneuf, Mary Carey, Toby Hohenstein, Brenda Manning, Joyce Maurice, Janvier Miller, Ray O’Connell, Dan Potter, Betsy Broughton Shafer, Nina Stimson, and Peggy Traskos.

The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours when the room is not in use. For more information, call (860) 536-7721, email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org, or visit www.mysticnoanklibrary.org.

Photographs by Peter Daitch

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10:00 am
Photographs by Peter Daitch;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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 .

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society.

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 11:00 am
ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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.

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 5:00 pm
Reflections: 40 Years Along the River;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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.

Opening Reception for August Light

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT

Features an auction of small pastel works by members of the Connecticut Pastel Society.

I FEEL BAD

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
I FEEL BAD;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Casey Spectacular, and his fellow witches, brings us on a journey of sadness, through a world of melancholy youths, isolating situations, and modern theatrical mythology. We all feel bad, why hide it? “I Feel Bad” celebrates our horrible feelings, letting us laugh at, sympathize, and share, this gruesome human emotion. Through Painting, mixed media, and video, the viewer is plunged into a visual requiem for the human experience. However dark, tragic, or dramatic the subject matter, the art is always entertaining in nature. Come and enjoy this misery. runs until September 6th. Hygienic Galleries is open Tuesday - Sunday.

Community

City of Groton Historical Artifacts Display

Friday, Aug. 8, 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.

Community

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

Mondays, 5-9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon
Greg Rice will demonstrate use of the library's e-books; bring e-readers and questions; call to register for one-on-one help session; (860) 739-6926.

Friends of the Westerly Library Book Sale

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 9:00 am

Community

Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

The Friends of the Westerly Library Book Sale will open in the Terrace Room with a Preview on
Aug. 5, 5-7:30 p.m. with a Friends membership fee of $15.

Free and open to the public on
Aug. 6, 9-7:30,
Aug. 7, 9-5:30,
Aug. 8, 9-5:30,
Aug. 9, 9-3:30, $10 a bag that day.

Gently used books for children and adults. All proceeds benefit the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park, 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI, 02891. www.westerlylibrary.org

Waterford Senior Services

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 9:00 am

Community

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

9 a.m., casual bridge; 10:30 a.m., tap dance, functional fitness; noon, hearty moves; 12:15 p.m., pinochle; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1:15 p.m., pickleball; (860) 444-5839.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Fridays

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 9:00 am

Community

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

9-10 a.m., strength & balance;
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., creative writing group;
noon, Movie of the Week with pizza, popcorn, lemonade and dessert; free, call for movie title;
(860) 599-3285.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Fridays

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 9:30 am

Community

United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

Painting/Writing Retreat, Aug. 6-8, Niantic

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Community

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT

10 a.m.-4 p.m., You are Worth the Time is the theme of this creative retreat experience for adults; writing, drumming, meditation and music; all materials provided but drummers are encouraged to bring drums if they have them; bring a brown bag lunch Wed. and Thurs. along with snacks/drinks to share, lunch provided on Friday; $25; call to register (860) 739-6208.

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING

Friday, Aug. 8, 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.

Avery Copp House Tours (Fri./Sat./Sun.)

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 11:00 am

Community

Avery Copp House, 174 Thames Street, Groton, CT

The Avery-Copp House, located at 154 Thames St. in Groton, will be open to the public for guided tours through October 12. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children under age 12.
The Colonial style house, built in the early 1800s, was Victorianized at the turn of the 20th century. It houses the story of an American family that lived there for 200 years. Furnishings are original and a testament to Yankee thrift, inventiveness and hard work. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on the terraced lawns overlooking the Thames River.
The house is open seasonally and by appointment year round. Events for families and the general public are offered throughout the year, including a Fall Garden Party, a Christmas Open House, Charles Dickens dramatic readings, tours and lectures.
Visit www.AveryCoppHouse.org.

Community

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

Free program with Habitat for Artists Simon Draper and Marnie Hillsley.

Sci-fi Friday: Alien

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 1:00 pm

Community

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., Branford, CT

Heart Healthy Fitness, Mon/Wed/Fri, Groton

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., $72 per 8-week session; open to all; Mon. Wed. and Fri.; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

Farmers Market

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 4:00 pm

Community

Seaport Marine, 2 Washington St., Mystic, CT

held in “the Shed"

Flag Exhibit and Tours, Aug. 8-9, Ston.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 5:00 pm

Community

Woolworth Library & Captain Palmer House, 40 Palmer St., Stonington, CT

5-7 p.m., exhibit of the Stonington Battle Flag with reception and book signing for new book, "Our Flag is Still Here" by Jim Geary; www.stoningtonhistory.org.

Flag Exhibit and tours of Palmer House continue on Sat., Aug. 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Editor's Pick

Ledyard Fair

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

Community

Ledyard Fairgounds, Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT , 06339

The Ledyard Fair, which marks its 69th year this weekend’s festivities that will feature animal competitions, including horse shows, oxen pulls and goat exhibits. There will also be historical displays, children’s programs and a midway.
The fair is open 6 - 11 p.m. Friday. Additional hours are 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission, which includes all stage entertainment, is $9 for adults and $5 for seniors and ages 11-17. Tickets and all-day wristbands for rides are sold separately. Visit ledyardfair.org for the full schedule.

Footloose, the musica

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 7:00 pm

Community

East Lyme High School, Mary Broderick Auditorium, 30 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT

Friday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., musical opens
Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., show
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m., show

call for tickets (860) 460-1001 or visit: www.eastlymeregionaltheater.com or visit:

East Lyme Parks & Rec., 41 Society Road, Niantic
Carelot Children's Center, 315 Flanders Road, East Lyme
Flanders Fish Market, 22 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme
Cafe Sol, 326 Main. St., Niantic
TLC Boutique, 14 Broad St., Westerly

Education/Lectures

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10:00 am
Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group;

Education/Lectures

Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

This is an informal support group for moms and infants. In the comfort of a small group, you may discuss anything from breastfeeding challenges to pumping and going back to work. Older siblings welcomed. Pre-registration required. No fee. Visit www.womenandfamilylife.org.

Editor's Pick

Groton-New London Airport Open House and Tour

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Education/Lectures

Groton-New London Airport, Main Terminal, Groton, CT

Get an insider look at the airport! Guided tour includes airport fire & police departments, maintenance snow removal & wildlife management, single engine aircraft, Army National Guard helicopter repair hangar, jet aircraft, Water Survival Training Center, and aircraft repair.

Introduction to Computer

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 12:00 pm

Education/Lectures

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

Contact: Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411x 3 mgupta@plnl.org


This hands-on class is for the beginner who has little or no experience using a computer. It will introduce you to the basics of computer terminology and the popular word processing program Microsoft WORD. There are no prerequisites for this class. Seats are limited to 5. Register at the information desk or call the library.

Kids/Family

Family Movie Afternoon

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 12:30 pm

Kids/Family

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

In this animated sequel, Flint Lockwood is invited to work at Live Corp Company and use his gift of invention for the good of mankind. He soon discovers that his water-to-food machine is still working and has started cross-breeding animals with food. Now he must race to prevent a growing army of “foodimals.” Rated PG. Drop-in; no registration required. This program is made possible by the Rotary Club of Norwich, Ct.

'Movies on the Beach': The Smurfs

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

Kids/Family

Plattwood Park, Winthrop Rd., Deep River, CT

Movies on the Beach: Epic

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 8:30 pm

Kids/Family

Harvey’s Beach, Great Hammock Rd., Old Saybrook, CT

Starts at dusk.

Misc. Events

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10:00 am
Faulkner's Island Lighthouse;

Misc. Events

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

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Included with museum admission to the 1639 Whitfield House and the “Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Trade Goods” exhibit. Free parking.

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Friday, Aug. 8, 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.

Friday night concerts at Stonington Vineyards

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

Misc. Events

Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road - PO Box 463, Stonington, CT

Fridays in July and August we will be offering live music on our new patio from 6:00 to 9:00pm! Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Under 12 free admission with parent. Picnics allowed but no outside alcohol allowed on premises. There will be food available for purchase. See website for concert schedule.

Misc. Events

Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars joins Mohegan Sun for an exclusive Reality Check event where he will sign copies of his new book, Take The Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion.

Music

Washington Park Concert with The Cartells

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 6:30 pm

Music

Washington Park, Washington Park, Groton, CT

Live music and dancing in the park with The Cartells

Concerts in the Park with the Cartells

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 6:30 pm
Concerts in the Park with the Cartells;

Music

Washington Park, Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

The countdown is on. There are only two more concerts in this year’s Concert in the Park series at Washington Park in the City of Groton.

The Cartells, a local favorite band for more than 20 years, will be featured Friday, August 8, at 6:30 pm. Join your friends, family and neighbors for a wonderful mix of jazz, swing, Motown, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and popular music of all styles.

The Concerts are free and start at 6:30 p.m. The concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.
The remaining summer concert is the band 9Teen on Friday, August 15.

Alpha Audio Works of Mystic provides sound production for all concerts.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129.

BAND BASH - Presented by Reliance House, Inc.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
BAND BASH - Presented by Reliance House, Inc.;

Music

Harp & Dragon, 130 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Join us for a night of music, food, drinks and the new outdoor deck at Harp & Dragon! Bands On a Piranha and Pocket Vinyl as well as DJ Emissary will be featured.

Friday, August 8th from 7 pm - 12 am. Ages 21+

Tickets can be pre-purchased at the Reliance House business office (40 Broadway, Norwich, CT),or on Eventbrite for $12.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the event for $15.

Seating is LIMITED! Get your tickets today for this fun & worthy event!

Funds raised through the "Band Bash" event will be used to directly support the Reliance House's Family & Friends Celebration. This annual event strengthens and rekindles personal connections between those we serve, their families and their friends.

Music / Karaoke

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

Music

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

Chestnut Hill Concert

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

Music

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

Tickets: $35 orchestra, $30 balcony.

Michelle Walker Quartet

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 8:30 pm

Music

The SideDoor Jazz Club, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Bulkeley House Karaoke

Friday, Aug. 8, 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!

Sports

AA

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 7:30 pm

Sports

New London Life Church, 236 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

7:30 p.m., "The James Gang" ; open to everyone; (860) 514-5454.

Stage/Theater

Performance: The Reluctant Dragon

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Stage/Theater

Blackstone Library, 758 Main St., Branford, CT

Free. For all ages.

"Rent"

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 7:30 pm

Stage/Theater

Waterford High School, 20 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT , 06385

Waterford Summer Theatre presents the TONY and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT by Jonathan Larson.
This show is a companion event to Waterford Week 2014

Please note that this show is rated PG-13

"La Cage Aux Folles"

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

Stage/Theater

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

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