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Editor's Pick

Rhythm & Roots Festival

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 12:00 pm

Ninigret Park, Route 1 A , Charlestown , RI

The 17th annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival, featuring musical talents, dancing, food and family events, will be held at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, R.I. over Labor Day weekend.
The three-day, three-night celebration attracts about 15,000 fans from more than 20 states to a setting that includes 33 artist and five performance stages, dance workshops and family activities.
The gate opens at 3 p.m. Friday and music starts at 4 p.m. and goes non-stop until midnight across three stages. It all happens again from noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $45 Friday and $65 Saturday and Sunday. Free for kids with paying adult. Visit rhythmandroots.com for the full schedule.

Art Exhibits/Openings

The Bison: An American Icon

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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

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.

Out of the Box Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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.

58th Regional Show at MAC

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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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Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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.

Pause for Beauty - A Call to Artists

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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.

I FEEL BAD

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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

Community

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

7 a.m., sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.

Stonington Farmers Market

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 9:00 am
Stonington Farmers Market;

Community

Stonington Town Dock, 11 Northwest St., Stonington, CT , 06378

Farmers Market featuring Connecticut grown foods, hand made crafts and music. Seasonal and greenhouse veggies and fruits, salad greens, apples, onions, squash, kale, spinach, carrots, mushrooms, etc, eggs, fresh baked breads and baked goods, flowers, cheese, pasture raised beef, poultry, lamb and pork, syrup, honey, jams, jellies, prepared foods, soup, pot pies, sandwiches and more.

Perennial Plant Sale

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 9:00 am

Community

United Methodist Church, 811 E. Main St., Branford, CT

28th Annual Prudence Crandall Day, Aug. 30, Canterbury

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Community

The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT

10 a.m.-4 p.m., music by Song-A-Day, food, crafts demonstrations and sales, period games, birthday cake for Prudence at 3 p.m.
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., "Ray of Hope: Music and Stories of 19th Century African Americans and Abolitionists" with Alika Hope and Ramon Morant; free; rain or shine; (860) 546-7800 or www.cultureandtourism.org.

Gamblers Anonymous, Saturdays, Waterford

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 11:00 am

Community

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

every Sat.

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

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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.

Taco Night, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Community

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

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

Preston Community Band Concert

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 6:00 pm
Preston Community Band Concert;

Community

Preston Community Park, 13 Route 117, Preston, CT , 06365

The Silver Cornet Band will be in Preston on Saturday, August 30. This ensemble performs regularly at Mystic Seaport and the City of Norwich Summer Concert Series. Everyone is invited to this free event sponsored by the Preston Historical Society and Preston Parks and Rec. The concert will begin at 6 pm and will be held at Preston Community Park, 13 Route 117 in Preston.
During intermission the first annual David and Ann-Etta Cannon Community Service Awards will be distributed. This annual award will honor volunteers who set a standard of excellence in serving the Preston community.
Bring your blankets, chairs and picnics to this old-fashioned community event (please, no alcohol). Rain location will be at the Preston Veteran’s Memorial School, Route 165, Preston.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, Noank

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Education/Lectures

Native Plants for the Fall Garden

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 9:30 am
Native Plants for the Fall Garden;

Education/Lectures

Natureworks, 518 Forest Road (Rte. 22), Northford, CT , 06472

We love Natives…find out why, as we share our enthusiasm for Native Plants in this talk. We will cover a wide range of native perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and trees. Learn why Fall is a GREAT time to plant and renovate your garden. Let us help you start planning now for a fantastic and colorful fall that will support a healthy ecosystem.

Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum Railroad Day

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Education/Lectures

Willimantic, Willimantic, Willimantic, CT

Railroad Day offers tours of the museum grounds, including numerous old railroad cars and engines. Live entertainment is provided and a train ride is offered throughout the day (separate cost of $3).

Grove St Cemetery Tours

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 11:00 am
Grove St Cemetery Tours;

Education/Lectures

Grove St Cemetery Tours, 227 Grove St, New Haven, CT , 06511

One (1) Hour Walking Historical Tour of New Haven Historical Persons - Eli Whitney Inventor

Fairs/Festivals

Madison Markets

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Fairs/Festivals

26 Meetinghouse Ln., , Madison, CT

Benefits Madison Youth Services and MADE.

Editor's Pick

Meet the Artists and Artisans

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 10:00 am

Fairs/Festivals

Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT , 06355

artists and artisans display their work in the Apple Orchard; free; through Sept. 1; (860) 536-4941.
info@meettheartistsandartisans.com

Madison Rotary Carnival

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

Fairs/Festivals

Academy Field, , Madison, CT

End of Summer Carnival

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 5:00 pm

Fairs/Festivals

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

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

Kids/Family

Open House at Horses Healing Humans, Therapeutic Horsemanship in Connecticut;

Kids/Family

Horses Healing Humans, Inc. CT, 340 New London Turnpike, Stonington, CT

August 30th 3:30-5:30
340 New London Tpke
Stonington, CT
Come see what our program is all about!
Carriage rides, light refreshments, meet our herd of horses and humans!
Please, leave your pets at home and wear closed toe shoes, Thanks!
For more information call Kathryn 860-381-0755

Misc. Events

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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.

Open House at Horses Healing Humans

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 3:30 pm
Open House at Horses Healing Humans;

Misc. Events

Horses Healing Humans Therapeutic Horsemanship in CT, 340 New London Turnpike, Stonington, CT

August 30th 3:30-5:30
340 New London Tpke
Stonington, CT
Come see what our program is all about!
Carriage rides, light refreshments, meet our herd of horses and humans!
Please, leave your pets at home and wear closed toe shoes, Thanks!
For more information call Kathryn 860-381-0755

Open House at Horses Healing Humans

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 3:30 pm
Open House at Horses Healing Humans;

Misc. Events

Horses Healing Humans Therapeutic Horsemanship in CT, 340 New London Turnpike, Stonington, CT

August 30th 3:30-5:30
340 New London Tpke
Stonington, CT
Come see what our program is all about!
Carriage rides, light refreshments, meet our herd of horses and humans!
Please, leave your pets at home and wear closed toe shoes, Thanks!
For more information call Kathryn 860-381-0755

Music

Preston Community Concert

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Music

Preston Communit7y Park, 13 Route 117, Preston, CT , 06365

The Navy Band Northeast performs for special occasions throughout New England. Everyone is invited to this free event sponsored by the Preston Historical Society and Preston Parks and Rec. During intermission the first annual David and Ann-Etta Cannon Community Service Awards will be distributed. David and Ann-Etta generously contributed both time and talent to the Preston community for many years. This annual award will honor volunteers who set a standard of excellence in serving the Preston community. The concert will begin at 6 pm and will be held at Preston Community Park, 13 Route 117 in Preston. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnics to this old-fashioned community event. Rain location - Preston Veteran's School

Heap | Straight to VHS | The 3-Pack | Anderson Family Picnic;

Music

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

Join us for an end-of-summer night of pure, raw and essential rock & roll with Heap, Straight to VHS, and The 3-Pack.

Music / Karaoke

Saturday, Aug. 30, 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

Karaoke at the Moose

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
Karaoke at the Moose;

Music

New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, CT , 06320

music by Dj Voltage
https://www.facebook.com/djVoltageKeith.Phillips

Nature/Outdoors

Stroll Napatree Point Conservation Area

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 9:00 am

Nature/Outdoors

Napatree Point Conservation Area, 1 Fort Road , Westerly, RI , 02891

Napatree Point Conservation Area is arguably RI’s most pristine beach and supports many threatened and endangered bird and plant species. Join us for a stroll on beautiful Napatree and learn what creatures live here and the challenges they face. Led by Scott Ruhren, Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Senior Director of Conservation and Science Projects Coordinator of Napatree Point Conservation Area.

FREE Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden;

Nature/Outdoors

Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Arboretum offers Free Guided Tours of the major collections every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer.

This Saturday 7/12, explore a mature collection of ornamental trees and shrubs from around the world. This International Garden for Peace also contains a Japenese-styled garden.

Tours are free and open to the public.

Meet at the blue sculpture located near New London Hall on the campus of Connecticut College at 10 a.m.

For more information, please visit: http://www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum/visiting-the-arboretum/public-tours/
or call: 860-439-5020 M-F 8:30am - 12:30pm.

And don't forget to like the Arboretum on Facebook for even more fun events: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutCollegeArboretum

FREE Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden;

Nature/Outdoors

Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Arboretum offers Free Guided Tours of the major collections every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer.

This Saturday 8/30, explore a mature collection of ornamental trees and shrubs from around the world. This International Garden for Peace also contains a Japenese-styled garden.

Tours are free and open to the public.

Meet at the blue sculpture located near New London Hall on the campus of Connecticut College at 10 a.m.

For more information, please visit: http://www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum/visiting-the-arboretum/public-tours/
or call: 860-439-5020 M-F 8:30am - 12:30pm.

And don't forget to like the Arboretum on Facebook for even more fun events: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutCollegeArboretum

Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden;

Nature/Outdoors

Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Arboretum offers Free Guided Tours of the major collections every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer.
Tours are free and open to the public.

Meet at the blue sculpture located near New London Hall on the campus of Connecticut College at 10 a.m.

For more information, please visit: http://www.conncoll.edu/the-arboretum/visiting-the-arboretum/public-tours/
or call: 860-439-5020 M-F 8:30am - 12:30pm.

And don't forget to like the Arboretum on Facebook for even more fun events: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutCollegeArboretum

Creatures of the Night, Aug. 30, Killingworth

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, 8:30 pm
Creatures of the Night, Aug. 30, Killingworth;

Nature/Outdoors

Platt Nature Center, 344 Roast Meat Hill Rd., Killingworth, CT , 06419

8:30-10 p.m., Potapaug Audubon presents this evening field walk with John Himmelman, Naturalist & Author. We'll be looking for singing katydids & crickets and will see what's attracted to the “bug light” and sugar/beer bait. Bring a flashlight. Register: 860-710-5811 or email: potapaugaudubon@gmail.com.

'Creatures of the Night' Walk

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

Nature/Outdoors

Platt Nature Center, 344 Roast Meat Hill Rd., Killingworth, CT

Led by John Himmelman. Registration required.

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