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Art Exhibits/Openings

Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 10:00 am
Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme , , 06371

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10-5 pm, and by appointment.

Annual Student Holiday Art Sale

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 10:00 am
Annual Student Holiday Art Sale;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Join our students for an opening reception on Friday, December 8, 5 - 8 pm.
Cash and Carry. 100% profits go to students.
The sale will be open Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10, 10 am to 4 pm

Image: McKenzie West, Radicchio

2017 Juried Alumni Exhibition

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 5:00 pm
2017 Juried Alumni Exhibition;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 8, 5 - 8 pm
December 1, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Exhibition juried by Jeff and Betsey Cooley
Participating Alumni Artists:
Christina Achorn ~ Samantha Amoroso ~ Ishita Bandyopadhyaya ~ Karen Bartone ~ Irene Bednarczyk ~ Kathryn Bevier ~ Paula Billups ~ M.J. Brush ~ Niamh Butler ~ Helen Cantrell ~ Leah Caroline ~ Dennis Carroll ~ Catherine Christiano ~ Kay Clarke ~ Denis Dalesio ~ Diego Espaillat ~ Andrea Fenn ~ Katie Fogg ~ Pat Foster ~ Laurel Friedmann ~ Lynn Frink ~ Sarah Jarrett ~ Jackie Jones ~ Randie Kahrl ~ Pat Kelbaugh ~ Constance Kilgore ~ Emma Kindall ~ Robert Kramer ~ David Kuehler ~ Richard Lacey ~ Brenna Lambert ~ Susan MacKay ~ Barbara Maiser ~ Barbara Marks ~ Eileen Mayhew ~ Barbara McKie ~ Dora Millikin ~ Jack Montmeat ~ Misty Morrison ~ James B Murphy ~ Daniel Myers ~ Leif Nilsson ~ Nancy Oates ~ Morgan Ofsharick ~ Allison Pillari ~ Daniel Potter ~ Jan Prentice ~ Whitney Prentice ~ Michael Reeves ~ Christine Roosevelt ~ Nan Runde ~ Beth Rundquist ~ Stephen Saxenian ~ Shane Scarratt ~ Beverly Schirmeier ~ Cheryl Seaver ~ Polly Seip ~ Christopher Shahmohammadi ~ Lisa Simonds ~ Victoria Thibdeau ~ Pamela Thompson

Image: Beth Rundquist, BedHead, 2015

Joys of the Season

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 6:00 pm
Joys of the Season;

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank St., New London, CT, presents a very special reception for a holiday exhibit, Joys of the Season! The event will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:00 to 8:00PM. Original artwork by local artists, perfect for holiday gift giving! Join us for this festive celebration! The exhibit will close on January 12, 2018. Studio 33 has been supporting local artists and artisans since 1979. The 35 year old business is located on the Historic Waterfront District Heritage Trail; in the c.1840 Greek Revival Historic Home of Franklin Smith, Partner in the Perkins and Smith Whaling Firm. Custom Professional Framing, Fine Art, and One of A Kind Hand Made Artisanal Works offered in a warm and cosy atmosphere featuring exposed brick and hardwood floors. Visit www.studio33gallery.com, Like us on Facebook, and follow us Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Author Events

Author Marion Kyff Dodd Book Signing, Dec. 10, Mystic;

Author Events

Bank Square Books, 53 West Main Street, Mystic , , 06355

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author Marion Kyff Dodd for her book Mystic by the A, B, Sea.

Mystic by the A,B,"Sea", a richly-illustrated children's book published by Flat Hammock Press, is both
a sightseeing tour and history lesson of Mystic, Connecticut.

Written and illustrated by Marion Kyff Dodd, the book follows a young traveler on a tour in and around Mystic
as he spends a fun-filled week with his grandparents. He recounts the sights and shares his experiences in
A-to-Z format with descriptive rhyming verse.

From boating, fishing and swimming, to visiting museums, art galleries and enjoying ice cream, Mystic by the A,B,"Sea"
doubles as both an introduction to and memento of Mystic.

Event date:
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address:
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355

Community

Coat Drive for Seniors, Dec., Groton

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 8:00 am

Community

Fairview Odd Fellows Home of CT, 235 Lestertown Road, Groton, CT

held by Fairview, the Odd Fellows Home of CT; drop off new or gently used coats, hats and gloves for seniors in the New London County during the month of December; collection box located in Fairview's front lobby; (860) 445-3235.

Community

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, , 06413

Gourmet food trucks are returning to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets. Among the returning trucks, Sugar Bakery and Munchies have been named as Best Food Trucks in Connecticut Magazine.
 
GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS INCLUDE:
Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck www.sugarbakery.com
Food Extrovert foodextrovert.com
Munchies munchiesfoodtruck.com
Fryborg Fryborg.com
Taco Pacifico Tacopacifico.com
Greekin Out www.greekinout.com
Teriyaki Express

Adopt A Book

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 9:30 am

Community

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

Help support the library by sponsoring a book for the library and we will add a book plate to the book.

Christmastime with Alpacas, Griswold

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 10:00 am

Community

Stone Bridge Farm, 116 Crary Road, Griswold, CT

10 a.m.-3 p.m., holiday music, hot chocolate and wooly alpacas; (860) 376-5027 or www.stonebridgealpacas.com.
Every weekend until Christmas starting Nov. 25 & 26.

Holiday Bake Sale, Dec. 10, Mystic

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 11:00 am

Community

Mystic Chamber of Commerce, 62 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT

11 a.m.-3 p.m., treats, ornaments to decorate and complimentary apple cider and hot chocolate; all proceeds directly benefit the OutCT Youth Group; for details email: info@outct.org.

Community

Base Housing , 45 Proteus Ave. , Groton , CT , 06340

Santa will be making an appearance
A station for writing letters to Santa/card making station
Cookie decoration table
Secret Santa
and more!

Discover Colchester, Dec. 10

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 1:00 pm

Community

CVS, 119 South Main Street, Colchester, CT

1-3 p.m., a walking tour of the Colchester Historic District and beyond, based on a November 1874 Hartford Post newspaper article; begins and ends at the CVS parking lot on South Main Street, Colchester; copies of 1868 map provided; heavy rain or snow cancels tour; free; donations appreciated; leashed dogs welcome; (860) 531-4635 or email: gwalter33@comcast.net.

Comedy Musical, Dec. 10, Groton

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 2:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2 p.m., Christmas Survival Guide; depart Groton Senior Center at 12:45 p.m.; $25; call to register (860) 441-6785 or visit: www.grotonrec.com.

Christmas Concert, Dec. 10, Westerly

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 2:00 pm

Community

Westerly Armory, 8 Dixon St., Westerly, CT

2 p.m., presented by The Westerly Band; $5 to benefit the Westerly Armory Restoration; free for children 5 and under; (860) 599-8036.

Avery-Copp House Annual Christmas Open House

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 4:00 pm
Avery-Copp House Annual Christmas Open House;

Community

Avery-Copp House Museum, 154 Thames Street, Groton, , 06340

Sunday, December 10, 2017 4 - 6 pm
Experience the magic of Christmas past and explore the museum decorated for the holidays.
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT - BRING A GROTON FOOD BANK DONATION

Overeaters Anonymous, Sundays, WESTERLY

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

Community

Grace United Methodist Church, 10 Park Ave., Westerly, RI , 02890

6-7 p.m., meeting; (401) 575-9837; www.oa.org.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sunday, NEW LONDON, L+M

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

Community

L+M Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

6 p.m.

Community

Roger's Lake Clubhouse, 75 Rogers Lake Trail, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sunday, MYSTIC, St. Marks

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 7:30 pm

Community

St. Marks Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

7:30 p.m.

Fairs/Festivals

2nd Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 10:00 am
2nd Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair;

Fairs/Festivals

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

The Waterford High School Class of 2019 is hosting the 2nd Annual Holiday Vendor/Craft Fair on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The fair will be from 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 pm at the Waterford High School Fieldhouse located at 20 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford. Proceeds will support Waterford High School Class of 2019 initiatives.

Over 50 local crafters and vendors will be selling their products/services. Other activities will include face painting, free crafts for children, a bake sale, and raffle prizes. For more information, please contact Erica Baumgartner, ebaumgartner@waterfordschools.org

Kids/Family

ESSEX-Santa Special

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 8:30 am
ESSEX-Santa Special;

Kids/Family

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, , 06426

All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that special moment when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations.

• Tickets are $24/coach, $40/first class (individual armchair seats with cash beverage service). Reindeer Breakfast upgrade is available on Santa Special days from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for $15 adults / $5 children (age 1-6).
• Dates: November 24-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23
• Departure times: 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 1 p.m.
• Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer.
• Each child receives a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves!
• Special Christmas performance by Sunny Train on November 24, 25, 26 and December 2,3,9,10,16,17, and 23, 2017. Shows are at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:15 pm and 1 pm.
• Write and Mail your “Letter to Santa” at Santa’s Post Office.
• Take your family pictures in Santa’s sleigh.
• Visit “Create a Card!” Station
• Enjoy fresh baked cookies & other goodies in the Klaus Kitchen.

Visit essexsteamtrain.com/seasonal-excursions/santa-special for tickets and more information!

Christmas Bazaaar at Calvary Nursery School

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 11:30 am
Christmas Bazaaar at Calvary Nursery School;

Kids/Family

Calvary Nursery School, 27 Church Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Come join CNS in our annual Christmas Bazaar with children holiday crafts, locally made gifts for sale, raffle baskets, bake sale and wreaths and dwarf trees for purchase. New this year will be sing carols in our chapel with a special visit from Santa!

Creating Television Workshop with Jessica Spinelli

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 12:30 pm
Creating Television Workshop with Jessica Spinelli;

Kids/Family

The Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Dr., Madison, CT , 06443

Bring your creative visions to life with your very own TV show! Introducing a new program at The Barn that will teach students all about TV production as they create their very own variety show. Under the guidance of television industry veteran Jessica Spinelli, participants can either learn to write, produce, direct and/or perform in front of the camera while having hands on experiences with studio and field equipment. From start to finish, students will be involved in the creation of several episodes of a show of their very own creation that will be aired on Madison's Public Access Channel. Students from 5th through 12th grade from any town in Connecticut are welcome to sign up. The program runs every Sunday, 12:30-2:30pm, from September 24th through December 17th with additional dates and times possibly added for filming and post production. There is a $200 participation fee that students can pay or they can assist with marketing efforts to cover the fee. Financial assistance available to those in need. For more information, www.madisonartsbarn.org, 203-245-2689, or email: madisonartsbarn@gmail.com

Misc. Events

Welcoming Light: Stories for a Dark December

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 3:00 pm
Welcoming Light: Stories for a Dark December;

Misc. Events

Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth St, Middletown, CT , 06457

The Wadsworth Mansion welcomes Tom Lee for Welcoming Light: Stories for a Dark December on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 3pm. Accompanying Tom will be Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwartz and together they will create an afternoon of storytelling and music for the mature audience. Following the performance, holiday refreshments and wine will be served. Admission is $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per adolescent. Seating is limited. Please reserve seats by contacting events@wadsworthmansion.com or call (860) 347-1064.
As the holidays grow ever closer, the spirit of the season inevitably becomes muddied with frantic shopping, obligatory gatherings, and competitive decorating, to the point where it can be difficult to enjoy the season. Escape from the madness and head to the Wadsworth Mansion for an afternoon of holiday entertainment and conviviality.
Tom Lee, who knows a thing or two about quieting the proverbial noise, invites listeners to join him as he travels back to eras gone by. Tom is a professional storyteller with twenty years of experience performing time-honored stories, folktales and myths from cultures around the world; some are centuries old, some originated thousands of years ago.
Teresa Whitaker is a singer/songwriter/storyteller and arts educator whose delicate and earthy voice conveys nuance and punch. Frank Schwartz is a gifted singer and songwriter who has played many styles of music. He was also a founding member of Maryland’s famous Irish band O’Malley’s March. Performing arts partner with the Yale Center for British Art and the Metropolitan Opera Education Conference.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful properties in Connecticut, The Wadsworth Mansion is the quintessential country estate exemplifying the Gilded-Age. Restored in 1999 to its original grandeur, this 20th century Beaux Arts style mansion is framed by formal landscaping and nestled on 103 acres of wooded parklands in the rolling hills of the Connecticut River Valley.
For more information and to reserve seats, contact events@wadsworthmansion.com or call 860-347-1064.

Spinnato's Magic Matinee

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 5:00 pm
Spinnato's Magic Matinee;

Misc. Events

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Comix is thrilled to partner with our house hypnotist Jim Spinnato in bringing to the club Spinnato’s Magic Matinee, a 60 minute show featuring some of the brightest magicians and variety acts New England has to offer. These performances are a combination of comedy, magic and illusion and audience participation. All designed with the adult audience in mind. Please visit http://www.comixmohegansun.com/jim-spinnato---hypnosis-magic--more for more info.

Crystal Mall Hosts Pet Photo Night

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 7:00 pm

Misc. Events

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, , 06385

Pets will have their own turn to sit on Santa’s lap at Crystal Mall on this special night! The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa, as many pet owners view their pets as important members of the family.

Pet Photo Nights are hosted after the mall closes and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Reservations can be made by visiting www.simon.com/petphoto. Photo packages and pricing vary, inquire at the Santa set.

Comedy Hypnotist: Jim Spinnato

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 8:00 pm
Comedy Hypnotist: Jim Spinnato;

Misc. Events

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Comix welcomes New England’s premier stage hypnotist & comedian Jim Spinnato – sit back and relax as he hypnotizes fellow audience members, creating hysterical R-rated situations and provides laughs for all. Headliner Jim Spinnato is an accomplished stage hypnotist who has been entertaining crowds since the mid 1990’s. He has performed up and down the East Coast for corporate events, college crowds and at casinos.
Spinnato is known for his combination of music, comedy, hypnosis and audience participation; creating one not-to-be-missed show. We will open the night with a comedian you will love who has quite a few tricks up his sleeve too. This master of delusion performs the few magic tricks he knows because he owes Comix money and this is the only way he can pay them back. You will be underwhelmed by his trickery, but overwhelmed with laughter. Please visit http://www.comixmohegansun.com/jim-spinnato---hypnosis-magic--more for more show and ticketing info.

Music

Holiday Concert, Dec. 10, Deep River

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 2:00 pm
Holiday Concert, Dec. 10, Deep River;

Music

Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT , 06417

‘Tis the season of celebration and the Community Music School’s Holiday Concert scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 pm at Valley Regional High School’s auditorium. Free and open to the public, this community-wide annual event brings together faculty and students to perform vocal and instrumental holiday favorites.

This family friendly concert will include performances by the Community Music School New Horizons Band, Suzuki Violin Group, Americana String Band, and full String Orchestra, in addition to some beautiful solo piano holiday music performed by CMS’s top students. Music Director Tom Briggs has arranged a special Holiday Jazz Ensemble to play some contemporary holiday favorites including “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Christmas Time is Here,” and more! Bring your family and enjoy some of the best music of the season!

Con Brio Choral Society Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 3:00 pm

Music

Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, , 06371

The 75 singers of Con Brio, drawn from 15 shoreline towns, will perform with the Con Brio chamber orchestra and soloists. Program includes Rutter's Magnificat, Gabrieli's 19-part Buccinate (sung in the round), carols and other pieces performed under the baton of conductor Dr. Stephen Bruce. Tickets in advance at www.conbrio.org.

Advent Lessons & Carols with The Anglican Singers

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

Music

St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT , 06320

The Anglican Singers will present a service of Lessons and Carols for Advent on Sunday, December 10, at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London. The group, under the direction of Simon Jacobs, with Simon Holt, organist, will sing works by Mendelssohn, Macmillan, Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, Grieg, Hadley and Willan. All are welcome to join in this festive seasonal tradition.

For more information, visit www.anglicansingers.org or call 860.442.7519.

Religion

Buddhist Practice and Talk Meeting

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 9:00 am
Buddhist Practice and Talk Meeting;

Religion

Buddhist Faith Fellowship, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT , 06457

Ideal for beginners to the most veteran practitioners; just attend, practice, and learn.Twice a month, on the second and forth Sunday of the month, the BFF of CT offers two unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism as a philosophy of life. Its Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary.

Visit the BFF of CT's web site for details and to learn about its courses and other programs.

Baha'i Community Hosts Monthly Devotional

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 7:00 pm

Religion

Post Residence, 86 Sandy Point Road, Old Saybrook, , 06475

The Bahá’í Community of Old Saybrook hosts a devotional program the second Sunday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 86 Sandy Point Road. Individuals are invited to share prayers, poems, or readings of a spiritual nature. For more information, call Judy Post at 860-391-1244 or Valerie Smith at 860-388-5948.

Stage/Theater

Eastern CT Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 1:30 pm
Eastern CT Ballet Presents

Stage/Theater

The Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, CT , 06320

Share the magic and pageantry of the world’s most beloved ballet with friends and family of all ages. New York City Ballet sensation, Sara Mearns, "the great American ballerina of our time," returns to The Garde Arts Center in New London for another breathtaking performance with Eastern Connecticut Ballet. New London’s own “Nutcracker” is both a holiday tradition and a tour de force.

Sharing the spotlight is Jared Angle from NYCB alongside more than 100 professionally trained dancers from ECB. Thirty-four musicians from Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.

Join Clara on her spectacular journey around the world. Applaud her brave-hearted Nutcracker, The Snow King and Snow Queen, sailors and pirate rats, the comical Mere Gigogne, waltzing flowers, dancing snowflakes, and of course, the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy. Sail away on an enchanted ship from a seaport very much like New London in the 1850s and watch a battle on the high seas and a snowstorm in the Arctic.

Live music and classic ballet in the tradition of Balanchine make this “Nutcracker” simply unforgettable.

Rags

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 8:00 pm
Rags;

Stage/Theater

The Goodspeed, 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT , 06423

Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

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