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Art Exhibits/Openings

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave, New London, CT , 06320

The art work of Michelle Mara will be exhibited in the art cases of Lawrence + Memorial (L+M) Hospital in the Lobby near the green elevators from July 1 - September 30, 2018. Twenty-five percent of the sales goes to support the work of the Auxiliary of L+M Hospital, which is a distinguished, non-profit charitable organization that was founded over 100 years ago. Its mission is to support the Hospital in its efforts to improve the health of our region.

U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Branford House, University of Connecticut-Avery Point, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Please come to the opening reception for the exhibition, "U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point’s Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art in Branford House. The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome, and admission is free.

The exhibition features the photographs of Roberto Romano (1956-2013), an award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, and human rights activist who spent his life documenting exploitative child labor in foreign countries (and in the U.S.) in order to improve the lives of children worldwide. On display are some of Romano’s most iconic images – beautifully arranged compositions of poignant subjects that reveal both the photographer’s aesthetic sensibilities and his dedicated pursuit of social justice.

In addition, never-before-seen works from Romano’s time exploring the jermals (fishing platforms) off the coasts of Indonesia examine the difficult and hazardous lives of the young boys who joined the crews in order to support their families on shore. The exhibition concludes with a stimulating series of UConn student artwork – inspired by Romano’s efforts – that explores child labor in the chocolate industry in Africa and how legislation is beginning to eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon.

"U. Roberto Romano Papers: Photographs of Child Labor in Coastal Countries" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 16 at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at Branford House on the UConn-Avery Point campus. It is open from 12:00-4:00pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.


Calling All Artists, Crafters and Vendors, Groton

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 8:00 am


Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

8 a.m., seeing artists, crafters and vendors for their second annual Winter Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8. Interested artists and vendors should fill out a registration form and submit payment no later than Saturday, November 17. Space rental is $20 for vendors providing their own table; $25 for vendors in need of a table; spaces and tables will be designated on a first-come, first-served basis once registration and payment are received; registration forms available at the library; (860) 441-6750 or

Food For Fines, Sept. 1-30, N.London

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 8:00 am


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

settle your late fees and help the community; no fees to settle? You can still help. All food will be donated to the Salvation Army of New London, CT.

The following will be accepted:
Canned foods (any variety), pasta/sauce, corned beef, macaroni & cheese, hot & cold cereal, rice, soup, noodles, peanut butter, jelly, jam, powdered milk. Also accepting soap/toilet paper to benefit the community; bring all donations to The Public Library of New London.

**This program does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items.
(860) 447-1411.


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

Tax Relief Program for Elderly and Totally Disabled Renters; sponsored by Office of Policy & Management - State of Connecticut; free.

Connecticut state law provides a rebate program for renters who are elderly or disabled and whose annual incomes do not exceed certain limits. Under this program a check is directly remitted to an approved applicant by the State. These checks represent partial refunds of rental and utility payments. Persons renting an apartment, room, cooperative housing or even leasing a mobile home space may be eligible. An application must be completed and the deadline is Oct. 1, 2018. An applicant or the spouse must be 65 or older or be 100% disabled per Social Security. The applicant must have lived in Connecticut for 1 year. The total income for the calendar year 2017 which includes Social Security must not exceed $35,300 for a single person or $43,000 for a married couple. Thirty-five percent of the applicant's annual rent and utilities must exceed 5% of the applicant's income. Proof of income received and rent and utility payments made in the calendar year 2017 must be provided. For more information or for an appointment, call the Senior Center office at (860) 739-5859.

Yard Sale, Sept. 22-23, Ston.

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 9:00 am


, 343 Wheeler Road, Stonington, CT

9 a.m.-1 p.m., to benefit a scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America for a war orphan or military survivor or family member; (860) 514-6696 or (772) 350-4623.

Items include: a horse trailer, rink rake, farm and garden tools, collectibles, antiques, household goods, golf clubs, 1000+ feet of moulding and more.

4th Annual Shoreline Chefs, Sept. 23, Westbrook

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 3:00 pm


Water's Edge Resort and Spa, 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

3-6 p.m., annual fundraiser held by Shoreline Seniors to benefit Meals on Wheels; over 20 local restaurants, caterers and chefs providing small plate tastings of their fabulous recipes; $40 advance; $45 at the door; tickets available at the Senior Center, 220 Main Street, Old Saybrook; beer tasting from 30 Mile Brewers, wine and entertainment by The Vonzells; silent auction with gift baskets; for tickets call (860) 388-1611 or visit:

Overeaters Anonymous, Sundays, WESTERLY

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 6:00 pm


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

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

Dances of Universal Peace, 4th Sundays, Ledyard

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 6:00 pm


The Dragon's Egg, 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, CT , 06339

6-8 p.m., simple, joyous, meditative, multicultural, circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others; no musical or dance experience required; dances focus on peace, creating a sense of solidarity and community, while celebrating the underlying unity of all the spiritual traditions of the earth; every 4th Sunday of the month; live music; donations accepted.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sunday, NEW LONDON, L+M

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 6:00 pm


Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

6 p.m.


Rogers Lake Clubhouse, 75 Rogers Lake Trail, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sunday, MYSTIC, St. Marks

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 7:30 pm


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

7:30 p.m.


Sew it! (4 part) An In Depth Intro to Sewing

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 1:00 pm
Sew it! (4 part) An In Depth Intro to Sewing;


Spark Makerspace, 225 State St, New London, , 06320

In this 4 part introduction class we will cover all of the basics from beginning to end of a project - We will discuss basic tools, purchasing materials, threading the sewing machine, using the serger. We will cover reading a pattern, laying out and cutting a pattern and construction of a project. Basic tools and machines will be provided but class participants will purchase their own pattern and materials (an optional "guided" shopping trip to a local store is included as part of the class)

Dates and times:
Week 1 - September 9th 1-3pm (Sunday)
Week 2 – September 15th 10am-1pm Optional Shopping trip (Saturday)
Week 3 – September 23rd 1-3 pm (Sunday)
Week 4 – September 30th 1-3pm (Sunday)


Heart of America Balloon Festival

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Heart of America Balloon Festival;


Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, , 06382

The 2018 Heart of America Balloon Festival @ Mohegan Sun! Children 10 and Under Free. All active and retired Military Free (Please bring proper identification) Enjoy 3 Days of The Big Balloons, Balloon Launches, Tethered Rides, Jump in the Basket, Run through the balloons, Epic Balloon Glows, and The First in History "Balloon Rodeo" And that is just the start :) The Largest Food Truck Festival on the East Coast with over 60 of the top food trucks around! Fantastic Regional performances, crafters throughout New England, Games, Rides and Drinks Drinks Drinks! All this and more, All a part of the Hot Summer Fun @ Mohegan Sun this Summer.

Market at the Mill

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 10:00 am


Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington, , 06378

Come shop a selection of handmade goods and vendors every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Mother's Day Sunday.
An eclectic mix of artisans and vendors located in the historical Velvet Mill in the Stonington Burrough. Dog friendly so bring your buddies!


Harvest Festival (East Lyme)

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 11:00 am
Harvest Festival (East Lyme);


Carelot Childrens Center, 315 Flanders Road, East Lyme, CT , 06333

Free community event, fun for the entire family. Crafts, science, local vendors, and lunch all included in the fun. There will be lots of activities for all ages including a moon bounce and lots of games.

Misc. Events

Psychic Medium Matt Fraser at Foxwoods Resort Casino;

Misc. Events

Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Matt continues his mission to connect those who have passed with the loved ones they left behind in the uplifting event "Medium with a Message". The messages he’s asked to deliver frequently include names, dates, and locations Matt couldn’t possibly know, and only add to his long-established credibility as one of the most sincere and unpretentious mediums working to bridge the spiritual gap between the living and the deceased. Showtime is September 23 at 2PM. Tickets are $45.


Choral Evensong with The Anglican Singers

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 5:00 pm


Pequot Chapel, 857 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Anglican Singers, artists-in-residence at St. James Episcopal Church, New London, will open their 2018-19 season with a service of Choral Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, at historic Pequot Chapel, 857 Montauk Avenue, New London. The group’s new director, the Reverend Benjamin Straley, will lead the singers in music by Edward Bairstow, William Smith and Charles Villiers Stanford. Simon Holt is organist for the group. For more information visit, email or call 860-442-7519.


Buddhist Practice and Talk Meeting

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 9:00 am
Buddhist Practice and Talk Meeting;


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

Just attend, practice, and learn; no experience necessary.

Twice a month on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, the BFF of CT in Middletown, 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. These gatherings are ideal for beginners to the most veteran practitioners; just attend, practice, and learn.? It is 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.


Breathe Deep Albany

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 8:30 am
Breathe Deep Albany;


The Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY , 12211

Jennifer Barnhart, the Breathe Deep Albany Event Coordinator, has a new mission: to become an advocate for lung cancer awareness. Jennifer wants to create an event for other people, just like herself, who have been affected by lung cancer to come together to raise money for research. Jennifer wants to be able to one day say that she helped cure lung cancer!


Present Perfect

Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 2:00 pm
Present Perfect;


The Bingham Camp, 490 East Haddam Road, Salem, , 06420

A New Musical
Book & Lyrics by Nancy Nachama Cheser
Music by Jaime Lozano
Directed by Devanand Janki

"Present Perfect" tells the story of a group of immigrants, arriving with not much more than the promise of the American Dream, who meet in an adult English class in New York. Along with their teacher, they discover a community where love and loss transcend the language barrier, and laughter and song pervade their lessons. With the driving rhythms of persistent hope, they learn to move forward no matter what the obstacles.


Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 5:00 pm


Comix Mohegan Sun, 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 for more info.


Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 8:00 pm


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

It's that time of year again, when comics from all over the Northeast see if they have what it takes to win LAST COMIX STANDING! For 7 years, Last Comix Standing has provided stage-time for some of the brightest comedic stars in the area. Each winner has gone on to have very successful careers as club headliners. Season 8 will be no different, as it is going to be the biggest ones yet with 130 comics. GRAND PRIZE Is $1,750 & A 2019 Weekend Of Performing At Comix. Please head to for more show and ticketing info!




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