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Art Exhibits/Openings

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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

-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.

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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

58th Regional Show at MAC

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 11:00 am
 58th Regional Show at MAC;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

all media show featuring local and regional artists and juried by Power Boothe; also, “Figures, Faces & Food” by Doug Aaberg in the Schuster Gallery; through Sept. 20; (860) 536-7601.
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Out of the Box Exhibit

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 11:00 am
Out of the Box Exhibit;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

OUT OF THE BOX, an exhibition showcasing the work of fine artists who “break out” of the rectangular canvas, sculpt unique objects or shoot photographs of unexpected subjects opens at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store (August 22 - September 28) at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut. A Reception, open to the public to meet artists and enjoy wine and hors d’ouevres is Friday, August 22nd from 6:30-9pm. And on Saturday, September 13, Origami in the Gallery will be held from 11:30-1:30pm, $2 for materials and open to all, no experience required. 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.

Pause for Beauty - A Call to Artists

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 5:00 pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery is seeking original works inspired by a call to Pause for Beauty. This show is a remembrance to pause for the beauty around us; to stop and smell the roses, savor the moment and join with family and friends to celebrate Life and Beautiful Art.

Entries will reflect the artists’ unique view of what beauty is. Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this should prove to be an interesting show. Works will be selected through a jury process. The show will run from October 1-31 with an opening reception Friday October 3 from 5-7:30 pm.

We are pleased to announce Carol Dunn as our guest juror. Carol is an award-winning printmaker, photographer and mixed media artist.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Reception for Bird's Eye View

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 5:30 pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

Sill House at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT

Benefits CT Audubon Society EcoTravel.

I FEEL BAD

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Author Events

Norman Weissman, Oh Palestine

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Author Events

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

Reservations required.

Community

New London Rotary Club Morning Meeting, Thursdays

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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

Tech Talk with Dick & Wally, Aug., Groton

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 9:00 am

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

9-10 a.m., $1.00; open to all; choose your topic of interest; (860) 441-6785.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, THURSDAY, 2016

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 9:30 am

Community

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

9:30-11:30 a.m., line dancing;
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stop & Shop or Walmart shopping;
noon-3 p.m., dominoes; (860) 599-3285.

Mexican Train Dominoes, E.Lyme

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Community Knit, Thursdays, N.L.

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

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

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Community

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.

CT Works Job Networking Group

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Community

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

Registration required.

Tai Chi/Qigong, Groton

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Community

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.

Deaf Social Group, 4th Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 10:30 am

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults 55 years of age plus; every 4th Thursday; (860) 441-6785.

Walking Tours of Stonington Village

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Mystery Book Discussion Group, Aug. 28, E.Lyme

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 11:00 am

Community

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

11 a.m., Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell; free; (860) 739-6926.

Latin Line Dance, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 11:00 am

Community

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.

Rotary Club of New London, Thursdays

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:15 pm
Rotary Club of New London, Thursdays;

Community

Tony D's Restaurant, 90 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

Weekly Luncheon Meeting of the Rotary Club of New London. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:45 pm

Community

St. Augustine Church, 30 Caputo Rd., North Branford, CT

Annual Luau

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

Community

Westbrook Senior Center, 866 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook , CT

RSVP requested.

Habitat for Artists Shed Dedication

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

Community

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

Dedication to Barbara Russell Draper, HFA founder Simon Draper’s mother; chef Sean Corcoran makes chutney.

Niantic Farmers Market

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

Community

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

Farmers Market

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 3:30 pm

Community

Lisbon Meadown, Routes 169 and 138, Lisbon, CT

Bingo

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Film and Discussion

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 6:30 pm

Community

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

THE ABOLITIONISTS Part III
Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the sites. New London Maritime Society's program at Public Library of New London is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of films chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

THE ABOLITIONISTS Part III

The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch.

Discussion leader: Lonnie Braxton

Swing Class

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Nar-Anon, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Families Anonymous, Thursdays, O. Saybrook

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 7:30 pm

Community

Grace Episcopal Church, Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

7:30 p.m., for family or friends affected by drugs, alcohol or emotional problems; (860) 739-2483.

Education/Lectures

The Friends of Fort Trumbull S.P.-August meeting- Coastal Change;

Education/Lectures

Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London, CT , 06320

The Friends of Fort Trumbull S.P. to present Dr. Juliana Barrett at their August meeting

As the Friends of Fort Trumbull continue their 2014 program The Whaling City and the Sea-Past, Present and Future, it is evident that the great whaling days are over- never to return.
What realities must the people of CT face concerning the physical and societal impact of Global Climate Change? How will Long Island Sound be impacted? Students of History know that change is inevitable and adaptation is crucial for economic survival. To continue to thrive, citizens and governments must adapt to the changing circumstances.

For their July meeting, The Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park proudly present Dr. Juliana Barrett who will discuss Climate Change and Coastal Change- Present and Future. Dr. Barrett began her present position as Assistant Extension Educator for Connecticut Sea Grant at the Univ. of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT in November, 2013.

Dr. Barrett received her Ph.D. from THE University of Conn. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, her Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins U. and her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College. She previously was the Tidelands Program Director for the Nature Conservancy in conn.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at Fort Trumbull. The public is invited but seating is limited. New members are always welcome. Refreshments will follow the meeting.






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Fairs/Festivals

End of Summer Carnival

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Fairs/Festivals

St. Elizabeth Church, 65 Burban Dr., Branford, CT

Bring nonperishable food items for the Amistad Catholic Worker House in New Haven.

Misc. Events

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Caregiver Walking Support Group

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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.

Municipal Meetings

New London Board of Education - Business Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Municipal Meetings

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

Board of Education - Business Meeting

East Haven Police Department Community Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

Municipal Meetings

Foxon Firehouse (Volunteer Company 3), 1420 North High Street, East Haven, CT , 06512

This month's community meeting is going to be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Foxon Firehouse (Volunteer Company 3) located at the 1420 North High Street. Residents can voice any concerns they may have, provide suggestions for how the police department can improve its service to the community, ask questions, and meet East Haven Police officers. Attendees may remain anonymous.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Music

Thursdays on the Dock

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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

DPI Jazz Trio

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 9:00 pm

Music

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

Bulkeley House Karaoke

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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!

Nature/Outdoors

Public Tree Swallow Cruise on RiverQuest

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 6:00 pm
Public Tree Swallow Cruise on RiverQuest;

Nature/Outdoors

RiverQuest, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

Tree Swallow phenomenon: now into October, tens of thousands of birds congregate in the lower Connecticut River Valley on their migration route south. One flock of birds, tree swallows, come each evening to an island to roost. It is speculated that these birds fly in from as far as 50 miles away. As many as half a million may come in at dusk where they converge just before sunset over an island, often creating a spectacular “ballet” in the sky and eventually forming a “funnel” or "rain". Then, just after sunset, they settle down into a communal roost in the phragmites (a type of reed) for the night. We will educate you on this phenomenon, answer questions and point out other wildlife (maybe a Bald Eagle or two) we may see. Bring a picnic basket, your favorite beverage. More info online..

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