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Art Exhibits/Openings

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.

The Holiday Sale at The Cooley Gallery

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 12:00 pm
The Holiday Sale at The Cooley Gallery;

Art Exhibits/Openings

The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Historic and contemporary art in all sizes. Features both newly discovered paintings by Old Lyme colony artists as well as exquisite watercolors and drawings by numerous Connecticut artists. Opening reception on Thursday, November 15 from 5-7pm. On view through January 6. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Thursday through Saturday noon to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

Author Events

Lunch & Learn with Steve Fagin: Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut;

Author Events

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

Steve Fagin writes the weekly Great Outdoors column for The Day. He is the author and editor, along with Dirk Langeveld, of The Day's upcoming hardcover coffee table book, "Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut: Our Proud History of Preserving Scenic Woodlands, Farms, the Shoreline and Other Natural Gems." He will be presenting an illustrated talk of the 144-page book, which features more than 50 essays and over 120 color photographs celebrating the region's many natural attractions, tracing their history and paying tribute to the organizations that helped preserve them for future generations. The book includes essays about and photographs of Mohegan Park, the Shetucket River and other areas of Norwich, as well as Bluff Point, Rocky Neck, and other southeastern Connecticut treasures. Free program; lunch is provided. Registration is required. Call 860-889-2365, ext. 128.

Community

Poinsettia Sale, through Nov. 30, Mystic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 8:00 am

Community

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Mystic, CT

The Mystic Woman's Club is accepting orders for poinsettias for the holiday season 2018. This annual event benefits the Groton and Stonington Human Services Winter Heating Relief Funds.

Plants are available in red, pink or ivory and come in small, medium and large at $11, $14 and $22 respectively and can be ordered by calling (860) 536-0912.

Deadline for orders is: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Checks should be made payable to Mystic Woman's Club with "Heating Relief Donation" in the memo line and mailed to 1227 Flanders Road, Mystic, CT 06355. Plants can be picked up on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Pearl Street in Mystic between 1-4 p.m.

Donations in lieu of plant purchases are gratefully accepted as well and may be directed to the club at the address above.

Calling All Artists, Crafters and Vendors, Groton

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 8:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

8 a.m., seeking 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 kbalentine@groton-ct.gov.

Paws for a Cause, Nov. 1-21, Groton

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 8:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

The Junior Friends of the Groton Public Library are helping pets in need. Drop off new, unopened cans and bags of dog and cat food to the Library. Donations will benefit the Groton Pet Food Locker. 'Tis the season for giving. Don't forget our four-legged friends!

Winter Boot Drive, Nov. 1-Dec. 15, N.London

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 8:00 am

Community

TVCCA, 83 Huntington St., New London, CT

TVCCA's RSVP Volunteers are collecting new winter boots for children in our community; boots & monetary donations may be dropped off at: 83 Huntington St., New London.

Community

Mystic or New London (See Details), Mystic or New London, Mystic or New London, CT

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Nov. 13-Dec. 5,
42 funeral homes across Connecticut will welcome donations of unwrapped toys and gift cards from the public; on Thursday Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., people can drop off these items to CFDA's 130th Annual Convention at the Red Lion Hotel (formally the Radisson Cromwell Hotel) at 100 Berlin Road in Cromwell.
All gift cards, toys and funds collected by the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association will be delivered directly to Operation ELF and Connecticut Children's Medical Center before the holidays.

Local drop off locations:
MYSTIC: Mystic Funeral Home, 51 William Ave., (860) 536-2888.
NEW LONDON: Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., (860) 443-1871.

Ledyard Senior Center, Thursdays, Gales Ferry

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:00 am

Community

Ledyard Senior Center, 12 Van Tassell Drive, Gales Ferry, CT

10 a.m., mahjong; 1 p.m., pool, bowling; (860) 464-0478.

Yoga, Tues./Thurs., Niantic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:00 am

Community

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

9-10 a.m., 30 classes for $60; $65 non-residents; stop by to register (860) 739-5859.

Veterans Coffeehouse, 1st/3rd Thurs., Mystic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:00 am

Community

Masonicare at Mystic, 45 Clara Drive, Mystic, CT

Held the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, from 9-11 am; all veterans can socialize and receive information regarding veterans benefits and services through state and federal agencies and programs; (860) 425-6617.

Waterford Senior Services, Nov. 15

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:00 am

Community

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

9 a.m., open doors, strength I; 10:15 a.m., strength II; 11 a.m., brain flex; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $3 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., canasta; 1 p.m., coloring club; (860) 444-5839.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, THURSDAY, 2018

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

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

9:30-11 a.m., line dancing; noon-3 p.m., dominos; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Walmart shopping; (860) 599-3285.

English for Speakers of Other Languages, N.London

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

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

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St.; free; through Thursday; (860) 447-1411.

Empower Together, N.London

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

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

books, arts & crafts, movies and more for people with disabilities; free; (860) 447-1411.

2018:
Sept. 27 - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Nov. 15 - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Bocce at the Beach, Thursday's, Niantic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

McCook Point Park, , Niantic, CT

9:30 a.m., hosted by the East Lyme Senior Center; free; registration required; (860) 739-5859.

Access Health Open Enrollment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 9:30 am

Community

Groton Senior Center , 102 Newtown Road , Groton, , , 06340

Find us on Mondays - Fridays, 9:30AM-4:30PM at health centers and libraries across the state during Open Enrollment. We’re here to answer your questions and help you enroll.
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS ON THE 15th of DECEMBER 2018
We are happy to offer 20% off Lyft rides to all enrollment fairs and enrollment locations.
Use LYFT CODE: GROTONOE for GROTON

Salem Knitters

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Community

Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road, Salem, CT

The knitting group meets on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the reading area of the Salem Free Public Library. The group meets weekly to work on their own projects or to contribute to the annual knitted goods sale to benefit the Friends of the Salem Library. Refreshments are served. You may just drop in, no registration required!

Beginner Drawing Class, Thursdays, Niantic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Community

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

10-11:30 a.m., bring basic supplies, drawing pencils, sketch pad and kneaded erasers; free; registration required; (860) 739-5859.

Community Knit, Thursdays, N.London

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Community

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

10-11:30 a.m., bring your project and materials; free; (860) 447-1411.

Community

Huntington Street Baptist Church, 29 Huntington St., New London, CT

10 a.m.

Holiday Book Sale, Nov. 14-17, N.Ston.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Community

Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington, CT

Nov. 14: 10-4
Nov. 15: 10-8
Nov. 16: 10-4
Nov. 17: 10-1
(860) 535-0383.

Indoor Bocce, Thursdays, Niantic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Community

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

10 a.m., free; registration required; (860) 739-5859.

Weight Lifting Class, Tues./Thurs., E.Lyme

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:30 am

Community

East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT

10:30-11:15 a.m., 24 classes for $24; $29 non-residents; call to register (860) 739-5859.

Chair Yoga, Mon./Thurs., O.Saybrook

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:30 am

Community

Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc., 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:30 a.m., $6; (860) 388-1611.

Open Tech Center, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 11:00 am

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

11 a.m.-7 p.m., open hours for assistance in the Tech Center; no appt. necessary; (860) 441-6750.

Thanksgiving Luncheon with Elvis, Nov. 15, O.Lyme

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 12:00 pm

Community

Lymes Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

noon, following lunch stay and enjoy as Elvis impersonator, Raymond Guillem, performs a spectacular show; $3 donation for seniors; call to sign up by Nov. 7, (860) 388-1611.

Blood Drive, Norwich Donor Center

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 12:30 pm

Community

Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike, Norwich, CT

call for an appointment 1-800-733-2767.

Guitar Lessons, Nov. 1-Dec. 20, Niantic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 12:30 pm

Community

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

12:30-1:30 p.m., 7-week session held Thursdays; $42; $46 non-residents; loaner guitars available for a refundable deposit; stop by to register (860) 739-5859.

Community

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

1-2 p.m., 6-week session held Thursdays; $14; $16 non-resident; no class on Nov. 22; (860) 739-5859.

Bocce Ball Pick Up Games, Thursdays, O.Lyme

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 1:00 pm

Community

Lymes Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

1 p.m., balls provided; if there is enough interest, we will look into starting a league in the Fall; (860) 434-1605.

Zumba Gold, Nov. 8-Dec. 20, Niantic

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 3:00 pm

Community

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

3-4 p.m., 11 classes held Tuesday and Thursday; $28; $30 non-residents; no class on Nov. 22; stop by to register; (860) 739-5859.

Hoarding Discussion, Nov. 15, Pawcatuck

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

Community

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

6 p.m., presented by Service Master by Mason; hoarding profiles and stages, types of hoards and tips for interacting with hoarders; refreshments; open to all; (860) 599-3285.

SCORE Workshop, Nov. 15, Westbrook

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

Community

Westbrook Public Library, 61 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook, CT

6-7:30 p.m., Your WordPress Website and Digital Marketing Strategies 101 presented by Cathi Bosco; free; registration required: anne.driscoll@scorevolunteer.org.

Overeaters Anonymous, Thursday, NEW LONDON

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

Community

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

6-7 p.m., Main Building; (860) 447-8125; www.oa.org.

Author Talk, Nov. 15, Colchester

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

Community

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

6 p.m., local author Tony Coscia will discuss his book "Tony's 50,000 Co-Incidence Miracles"; free; (860) 537-5752.

Paperclay Animals Sculpture, Nov. 8 and 15, N.Ston.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

Community

Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington, CT

6-7:30 p.m., create a wire and aluminum foil armature and cover it with paperclay with Suzanne Star; for older teens and adults; $40; register online at: wheelerlibrary.org; (860) 535-0383.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Community

Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, CT

Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Group

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Community

Old Lyme Youth Services, 59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

6:30-8 p.m., We are a group of survivors, together, we offer support, healing, and hope that we will survive our loss. The group provides an atmosphere of acceptance for exploring feelings that are often not understood by others. It offers a chance to share helpful resources and to provide and receive support through the long grief process.

This group is led by American Foundation of Suicide Prevention trained facilitator, also a survivor of suicide loss. For more information or to register please email ann@brianshealinghearts.org or call Ann at 860-625-5280.

Bingo, Thursdays, Groton

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 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 p.m.; (860) 445-2163.

Bingo, Thursdays, O.Saybrook

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Community

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.; $12; all ages; (860) 388-1611.

Light Meditation Group

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Community

Healing Connections, 321 Main St., Niantic, CT

6:30 p.m., meditation, singing bowls and chanting; donations accepted for global and local charities; email: hillaryoat@gmail.com.

Led by Dave and Hillary Oat. All are welcome.

Addressing Sexual Violence, Nov. 15, N.London

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 7:00 pm

Community

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London, CT

7 p.m., GRACE program; presented by staff from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut; free; piedpiper61@gmail.com.

Community

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook, CT

7 p.m.

Community

Mohegan Congregational Church, 27 Church Lane, Uncasville, CT

7:30 p.m.

Nar-Anon Family Group, Thursdays, Waterford

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

Community

Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Road, Waterford, CT

7:30-9 p.m., meets Thursdays; email: etssdv@gmail.com for more information.

Education/Lectures

Herstory Theater Performance

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 7:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

: “My Life With Mark Twain” as told by Katy Leary, housemaid to the Clemens family for 30 years. Katy Leary, born into an Irish-American family in Elmira, New York, served as the Clemens' maid from 1880 until Samuel Clemens' death in 1910. Leary dictated a memoir, "A Lifetime with Mark Twain," published in 1925. Tonight Virginia Wolf of Herstory Theater brings to life the "extraordinary personality" of Katy Leary. Co-sponsored by the Waterford Historical Society.

Kids/Family

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Kids/Family

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Preschool Storytime welcomes all 3 to 5 year olds to participate in an interactive storytime with a craft! Registration not required, however space is limited.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:30 am

Kids/Family

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

Children enjoy stories, songs and rhymes while their grownups wait in the Children’s Department. Caregivers are encouraged to join the fun during craft time at the end of the class! Space is limited; please register beginning August 13. Ages 3-5.

EVENING STORY TIME AT THE BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
EVENING STORY TIME AT THE BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY;

Kids/Family

The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites families to an Evening Story Time on Thursday, November 15 at 5:00 pm. Story Time at the Bill Memorial Library is open to all ages and features classic stories as well as new favorites, song time with live music, finger plays, puppets and movement. The library is offering this special Story Time to families who are unable to attend our traditional morning programs. All are welcome and no registration required; for more information please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton City, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold. The library recently celebrated its 125th anniversary and has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens and adults, including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, museum passes and discount tickets. Visit our web page at http://www.billmemorial.org , follow us on Twitter at @billmemorial or find us on Facebook at Bill Memorial Library.

Stonington Harbor Cruise

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 5:30 pm
Stonington Harbor Cruise;

Kids/Family

New England Science & Sailing Foundation, 72 Water St, Stonington, CT , 06378

Whether you are traveling with your family, visiting for work, or looking for a relaxing boat cruise at the end of a long day, NESS’s Stonington Harbor Cruise is for everyone. Come aboard our new, open-air Carolina Skiff and cruise historical Stonington Harbor for 90 minutes with one of our entertaining and knowledgeable captains. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the natural environment and listen to stories of the past and present unique to Fisher’s Island Sound. We invite you to bring your own beverages to heighten the spirit. This cruise is an opportunity not to be missed; come and see historic Stonington Borough from a whole new angle!

Stonington Harbor Cruises are available on Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7:00pm or by special request. All tours and charters are by reservation only. Adult passengers are $25 for the experience, while children 12 and under are $20 (children under 2 and under are free). Check-in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time and dress in layers for a cool on-the-water experience.

Misc. Events

Shoreline Sailing Club Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

Misc. Events

Westbrook Elks Lodge, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, , 06498

November 15th - Shoreline Sailing Club Meeting. For active singles who like to sail, socialize, dance, fish, kayak, theater, & more. Welcomes new members and sailing experience not necessary. Meets on 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM, Westbrook Elks Lodge. www.shorelinesailingclub.com

Nature/Outdoors

GUIDED TRAIL WALKS November

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 8:30 am
GUIDED TRAIL WALKS November;

Nature/Outdoors

, , Old Lyme, , 06371

GUIDED TRAIL WALKS
Each Thursday we will gather from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for a guided trail walk as we explore local trails. Our naturalists will point out flora and fauna in some of the area’s best hiking spots. Sunscreen, bug spray and binoculars are encouraged.

Open to all ages. Members $5 non-members $10

November 1 – Chapel Farm Preserve, East Haddam Register
November 8 – George & Woodward H. Griswold Preserve, Old Lyme Register
November 15 – Mile Creek Preserve, Old Lyme Register
November 29 – Hatchetts Hill Preserve, Old Lyme Register

860-598-4218

Stage/Theater

THIRSTY THURSDAY

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 10:00 pm
THIRSTY THURSDAY;

Stage/Theater

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

Come see Comix club favorites and New England's brightest comedic talents on Thirsty Thursday! You never know which future star will drop in for a surprise set at these shows! Come on down to Comix and enjoy this Thirsty Thursday Showcase! Please visit http://www.comixmohegansun.com/thirsty-thursday for more show and ticketing info.

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