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Editor's Pick

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014,

Rhythm & Roots Festival


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

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

John Sargent Solo Art Show

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

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

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

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 11:00 am

58th Regional Show at MAC

Art Exhibits/Openings
 58th Regional Show at MAC; 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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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Art Exhibits/Openings
Reflections: 40 Years Along the River; 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.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 10:00 am

-Local Plein Air Artists Exhibit at the Mystic & Noank Library

Art Exhibits/Openings
-Local Plein Air Artists Exhibit at the Mystic & Noank Library; 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.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 10:00 am

-Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition and the Connecticut Pastel Society

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.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 5:00 pm

Pause for Beauty - A Call to Artists

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.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 11:00 am

Out of the Box Exhibit

Art Exhibits/Openings
Out of the Box Exhibit; 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.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

The Bison: An American Icon

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

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

I FEEL BAD

Art Exhibits/Openings
I FEEL BAD; 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

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 7:30 pm

Narcotics Anonymous, Fridays, Pawcatuck

Community
United Congregational Church, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, CT

7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Fridays

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

9-10 a.m., strength & balance;
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., creative writing group;
noon, Movie of the Week with pizza, popcorn, lemonade and dessert; free, call for movie title;
(860) 599-3285.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 12:00 pm

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's

Community
The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's; The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, One Railroad Avenue , Essex, CT , 06426

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat was proud to launch the Roaring 20's year theme on Saturday, June 14th in conjunction with the Connecticut Office of Tourism's 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day.

Throughout the day, attendees will step back in time upon entering the station, and will experience an era themed authentic car show (six parked vehicles), meet characters from the decade, take a journey on the train, and much, much more! There are endless photo opportunities throughout the day including relaxing in an authentic living room, posing with Roaring 20's characters, and taking a ride aboard the locomotive.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 9:30 am

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Fridays

Community
United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

Waterford Senior Services

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

9 a.m., casual bridge; 10:30 a.m., functional fitness, tap dance; noon, hearty moves; 12:15 p.m., pinochle; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., quilting; 1:15 p.m., pickleball; (860) 444-5839.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 4:00 pm

Heart Healthy Fitness, Mon/Wed/Fri, Groton

Community
Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., $72 per 8-week session; open to all; Mon. Wed. and Fri.; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

E-Books and Your E-Reader, Mon/Tues/Friday, E.Lyme

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

Mondays, 5-9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon
Greg Rice will demonstrate use of the library's e-books; bring e-readers and questions; call to register for one-on-one help session; (860) 739-6926.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 12:30 pm

AARP Smart Driving Course, Aug. 29, Groton

Community
Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

12:30-4:30 p.m., $15 AARP members; $20 non-members; (860) 447-6785.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 11:00 am

Avery Copp House Tours

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.

Education/Lectures

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group

Education/Lectures
Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Support Group; Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

This is an informal support group for moms and infants. In the comfort of a small group, you may discuss anything from breastfeeding challenges to pumping and going back to work. Older siblings welcomed. Pre-registration required. No fee. Visit www.womenandfamilylife.org.

Fairs/Festivals

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Madison Rotary Carnival

Fairs/Festivals
Academy Field, , Madison, CT

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

154th Woodstock Fair

Fairs/Festivals
Woodstock Fairgrounds, 281 Route 169, Woodstock, CT

Featuring clean, safe amusement rides and attractions as well as a full line up of games, the midway has something to offer fairgoers of all ages. The Woodstock Fair brings in over 100 food vendors, shopping, entertainment and exhibits. There is something for every member of your family.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

End of Summer Carnival

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

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

GALLERY READINGS

Misc. Events
NATIONAL SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF NORWICH, 29 PARK STREET, NORWICH, CT , 06360

A HOST OF MEDIUMS FROM AREA SPIRITUALIST CHURCHES WILL BE GIVING MESSAGES FROM SPIRIT AND LOVED ONES TO ALL IN ATTENDANCE.

HEALING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 6:30 PRIOR TO THE GALLERY READINGS

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

Casual Dance

Misc. Events
East Lyme Community Center, 41 Society Rd, Niantic, CT

Ballroom dancing hosted by the New London Chapter of USA Dance

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Friday night concerts at Stonington Vineyards

Misc. Events
Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road - PO Box 463, Stonington, CT

Fridays in July and August we will be offering live music on our new patio from 6:00 to 9:00pm! Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Under 12 free admission with parent. Picnics allowed but no outside alcohol allowed on premises. There will be food available for purchase. See website for concert schedule.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Misc. Events
Faulkner's Island Lighthouse; 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.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Misc. Events
Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods; 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.

Music

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 8:00 pm

Concert: Liz Story & Lisa Downing with William Ackerman

Music
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 11:00 am

The Doug Aaberg Solo Show

Music
Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St, Mystic, CT

“Figures, Faces and Food" by Doug Aaberg in the Schuster Gallery; through Sept. 20; (860) 536-7601.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 6:30 pm

Washington Park Concert – Rain Date

Music
Washington Park, Washington Park, Groton, CT

Rescheduled from earlier in season if rained out.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 8:00 pm

Music / Karaoke

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

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

Open Dance Party

Music
Dance in Rhythm, 19 S. Main St., Branford, CT

Sports

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 7:30 pm

AA

Sports
New London Life Church, 236 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

7:30 p.m., "The James Gang" ; open to everyone; (860) 514-5454.

Stage/Theater

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 8:00 pm

"La Cage Aux Folles"

Stage/Theater
The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 8:00 pm

"Fiddler on the Roof"

Stage/Theater
Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06412

tickets start at $27, all prices subject to change based on availability; (860) 873-8668.

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