A total of 46 events have been found.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT
the original artwork of James Gurney, the author and illustrator of Dinotopia, an illustrated book series that tells the story of an island where humans and sentient dinosaurs live together in harmony.
On view through February 2, the exhibition brings together paintings from Gurney’s well-loved books A Land Apart From Time, The World Beneath, Journey to Chandara, and First Flight, along with sketches and maquettes from Gurney’s studio. Dinosaur specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, including a Deinonychus skull and a Tyrannosaurus tooth, will complement the paintings and illuminate the science behind Gurney’s art. Related events throughout the months
Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Rd, Rtes 14 & 169, Canterbury, CT
opening reception on Friday evening from 5 to 7pm; WindhamARTS is pleased to announce a weekend art show at the John Carter House of the Prudence Crandall Museum. Works by WindhamARTS members and local Windham artists will be included in a variety of disciplines - oils and pastels, assemblage and functional ware by local potters. All available for sale.
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be exhibited in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. All Four Galleries - Member and Invitational Show. The Guest Juror for this exhibition is Harley Bartlett. The Society of Connecticut Sculptors - All Four Galleries - Juried by The Society of Connecticut Sculptors/approved by LAA. Opening reception on Friday, October 5, 6-8. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested. Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street. (860)434-7802; lymeartassociation.org
Finnish American Heritage Society, 76 North Canterbury Turnpike, Canterbury, CT
FACES at FAHS- a fine art and craft exhibit and sale. Being held in conjunction with The Last Green Valleys Walktober events; Multi-media items, a free children's art activity, "make-and-take" found object art. Food is available, including lunch items, snacks, Finnish Pulla, salmon chowder, and the Canterbury Cones ice cream truck. more info contact Beverly at email@example.com
The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT
The Gallery at Firehouse Square is hosting a special art exhibit throughout the month of October to support breast cancer awareness. The gallery’s “In The Pink” art exhibit features seven celebrated Connecticut artists, showcasing more than 30 works of art that express the cancer experience and the healing process through land and sea artwork designed to soothe and inspire survival, strength and support. All the paintings are available for sale through The Gallery at Firehouse Square, and 10% of the proceeds with be donated to the new Lawrence & Memorial Breast Cancer Center in New London.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1650 ROUTE 12, GALES FERRY,
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry will conduct a "Blessing of the Animals" Local residents may bring their pets, on leashes or in carriers, to be blessed by a priest or deacon. The church is located at 1650 Route 12.
Esat Haven High School, 35 Wheelbarrow Lane, East Haven, CT
9 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m. event opens. Hosted by the East Haven Police Department Local 1662. (Rain date: Oct. 14). Entry fee for cars, trucks, and motorcycles: $10. No cutoff year. Trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food, music, and activities for kids. Admission: free. Donations welcome.
Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT
2-3:30 p.m., The Archaeology of Connecticut's 18th and 19th Century African-American Residents; presented by Daniel Forrest, Archaeologist for the State Historic Preservation office; an overview of what has been done and has yet to be done to discover the yet untold stories of Connecticut's minority history; $6 adults; $4 seniors; free for ages 5 and under; (860) 546-7800.
Camp Harkness, 301 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT
NORWICH, CT - The Arc New London County and The Cactus Jack Foundation announce the 35th Annual Jack O'Keefe Memorial Strides Road Race to be held at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT, on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 9:00am-2:00pm. This unique fund-raising effort welcomes people of all ages and abilities to compete in a 5k, 10k, and Family Fun Run, Walk and Roll in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
With nine divisions (including two wheelchair divisions) starting with youth racers 11 years old and younger and going all the way through the Veterans Division for racers 70 years old or older, The Arc's 35th Annual Strides Road Race offers fun for everyone. Outback Steakhouse, Title Sponsor since 2004, will provide food for all participants. M.J. Sullivan Automotive Group, RXHealth, and Mutual of America are Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors.
The Strides Road Race is a tribute to Jack O'Keefe, Sr., the first Recreation Director at Seaside Regional Center and organizer of the inaugural race in 1978. The race also pays homage to the late George Daly (Camp Harkness Director, 1976 - 1997) and former Executive Director of The Arc, Tom Sullivan.
Long before it became a national movement, Jack O'Keefe embodied the spirit of unified recreation, encouraging people with abilities and disabilities to find joy by participating together in recreation and sports. All proceeds from the race will be used to support The Arc's Community Life & Advocacy program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additional sponsors at the bronze level include Shannon Aiello, Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Cavasino & Co. LLC, Eastern Federal Bank, Guildmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, Diane Martin, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Minuteman Press, Raccio &Drew Dental Group, Shop Rite Supermarkets, Lottie Scott, Smith Insurance, Inc., United Community & Family Services, and Yankee Remodeler of New London, Inc. Sponsorship levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum range from $100 to $1,000. New this year is the T-Shirt sponsor at the $3,000 level. More information on sponsorships is located on The Arc website, www.thearcnlc.org.
Registration fees: $20 per runner or $35 per family of four in advance, and $25 per runner or $40 per family of four on race day. Children under 12 years of age pay only $5. Patrons may also purchase ad space for $50. Event fee includes food and beverages, a Strides t-shirt and a Race Packet. Family entertainment, face painting for the kids and more!
To register or to learn more about the 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run, Walk & Roll visit: http://www.thearcnlc.org/strides.htm.
NOTE:The Arc New London County is New London County's agency of choice for many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located at 125 Sachem Street in Norwich, Connecticut, The Arc was established in 1952 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities to serve the citizens of New London County. Board of Directors: John Fournier, President; Enrico DeMatto, Vice President; Linda Rhodes, Secretary; Emily Fournier, Treasurer; Members: Dennis Starling, Client Representative, Shannon Aiello, Dawn DeCristofaro, Mary Ann Duchene, Alan Messier, Wendy Mis and Alice Munyan. Immediate Past President: Diane Aubin.
The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT
Dan Forrest, State Historic Preservation Office Archaeologist discusses projects conducted throughout Connecticut that have added to our knowledge of the state's historic African-American residents. The program is part of the region's Walktober events and recognizes October as Archaeology Month!
Goshen Firehouse , 63 Goshen Road, Waterford, CT
flats, hanging plants, veggies, plants sold until gone! Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary
Branford Community House, 46 Church Street, Branford, CT
Rain or shine. Paw prints: $25 each. Children under 12: $10. Make checks payable to the Branford Animal Shelter by Sept. 30. Mail checks to Branford Animal Shelter (Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter), 749 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405, Attn: Laura Burban.
American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT
8-11 a.m., all you can eat; $7 adults; $3 children under 10; (860) 739-2107.
Camp Harkness, 301 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT
9 a.m.-2 p.m., held by The Arc New London County and The Cactus Jack Foundation; welcomes people of all ages and abilities to compete in a 5k, 10k, and Family Fun Run; walk and roll in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; to register or to learn more visit: www.thearcnlc.org/strides.htm.
St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
Centerspace Wellness Studio, 46 Lebanon Ave., Bozrah, CT
meets the first Sunday of each month; open to anyone interested in or living with a gluten free lifestyle; guided by Lisa Viele, Holistic Nutrition Consultant and owner of Eat Well, Be Well Nutrition Consulting Service; (860) 933-4138.
United Church of Chester, 29 W. Main Street, Chester, CT
The United Church of Chester needs your help in providing fixings for Thanksgiving baskets which will be delivered to local families this holiday season.
Gift cards in any amount to Adams in Deep River are welcome.
Non-perishable items (canned vegetables, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy) are accepted anytime at the Chester Town Hall or the United Church.
Perishable items (frozen turkeys, frozen turkey breasts, potatoes, carrots, dinner rolls, fresh pies) can be donated on Saturday, November 17th from 9 am to 1 pm at the church at 29 West Main Street. We will have strong arms to assist you! For more info, call 860-526-2697 UCC. Thank you!
Finnish American Heritage Society, 76 North Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT
held in conjunction with The Last Green Valley's Walktober events; to register visit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Hotel, 89 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI
15th annual event featuring The Misquamicut Players, a group of local actors, King Crimson’s Jesters, large bonfire; live music, Medieval games, the Westerly Morris Men, Kentish Guards Fife and Drum as well as a reenactment of Guy Fawke’s trial; free; (401) 932-3519.
Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT
with Dwight Baldwin; free; (860) 447-1411.
American Legion Post 128, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT
the first Sunday of each month; $7 adults; $3 children under 10; proceeds benefit Veteran, Children and Community Programs; (860) 739-2107.
Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington Borough, CT
— 2 p.m., , 7 Water St., Stonington Village; village tour, weather permitting; sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society; $7, $3 per student; (860) 535-8445, (860) 535-1440.
Meigs Point Meadow, Hammonasset State Park - Rte 1, Madison, CT
Features live music, food vendors, and traditional Native American events. No pets.
Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT
a six-week series taught by Municipal Historian for the City of New London, Sally Ryan; free; registration required; (860) 447-1411
Madison Town Green, , Madison, CT
Free two-day arts festival and studio trail.
Wooster Square Park, 576 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
The City of New Haven invites you to our FREE Columbus Day Festival on
Sunday October 7th from 12 to 5. The festival will take place in Wooster Square Park. There will be plenty of children's activities, live bands, the Taste of Connecticut vineyards wine tasting, Arts & Crafts, and a lot of interesting food! Please visit
our website for updates, festival specials, and discounts at www.CDFESTIVAL.COM, or call Andy Ross at 203-641-4666. Plenty of free parking!
Wooster Square Park, 540 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
COLUMBUS DAY FESTIVAL
The City of New Haven invites you to our FREE Columbus Day Festival on
Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 12pm to 5pm. For GPS use, please use the address 540 Chapel Street, New Haven. The festival will take place in Wooster Square Park. There will be plenty of children's activities, live bands, the Taste of Connecticut vineyards wine tasting, Arts & Crafts, and a lot of interesting food! Please visit our website for updates, festival specials, and discounts at www.CDFESTIVAL.com, or call Andy Ross at 203-641-4666. Plenty of free parking!
Downtown Country Fair, 91 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT
COME TO THE DOWNTOWN COUNTRY FAIR!
Free admission! Everyone is welcome!
The Willlimantic Food Coop will be holding its Downtown Country Fair on Sunday October 7th from 11 AM – 5 PM. It will be held, rain or shine in the store's parking lot at 91 Valley Street in Willimantic. The fair has been an annual tradition for over a decade. It features local farmers market, craftspeople, artists, food vendors, musicians and informational booths. For the kids, a play area with an agricultural flair is provided with hands-on activities like stilt walking, chariot rides and corn grinding. Some of this years featured musicians include: Done @ Five, Jason Altiere, John Clark & Friends and Echo Uganda. Hope to see you there!
Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic,
Pick up some fresh, delicious, local food at the Denison Farm Market this summer and fall. Each week market goers can find local fruits and vegetables, meat, honey, eggs, maple syrup, herbs, jellies and preserves, cheese and many other items.
The market runs from June 3 to October 28 with a special November 18 market just before Thanksgiving. Special events throughout the season include a visit by special guest chef and author Emily Brooks, a book swap day, and a Halloween costume contest for kids and the young at heart.
The Denison Farm Market is the can’t miss farmers market of the season featuring the very best in local farmers from southeastern Connecticut.
Nature's Art: The Dinosaur Place, 1650 Hartford New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT
The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art will host its 11th annual Monty’s Fall Festival during Columbus Day weekend, which is Oct. 6-8.
The event is hosted by the park’s iconic and gigantic T-Rex, named Monty. All activities — fall crafts, face painting, a magic show, a moon bounce, petting zoo and more — are free with paid admission to the park or with a season pass membership. The park is located at 1650 Hartford-New London Tpk.
During Monty’s Fall Festival, organizers said $1 from the first 500 admission fees will be donated to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital’s breast and cervical cancer early detection program. It provides free mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women.
Monty’s Fall Festival also includes a concert at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 by Steve Elci and Friends. Elci is a famed children’s music performer from Waterford. For more information, call 860-443-4367 or visit www.thedinosaurplace.com.
Joker's Wild Comedy Club, 232 Wooster St, New Haven, CT
North Branford TouchDown Club Sponsors Comedy Event
Mark your calendar and get ready to laugh! The North Branford High School TouchDown Club is sponsoring a comedy night at the Joker's Wild, 232 Wooster Street, New Haven on October 7th from 7-9pm. The featured comedian is Billy Wynn from WPLR so this is an ADULTS ONLY show. Tickets are $20.00 at the door with a 2 beverage minimum. Doors open at 5:30pm for those who would like to have dinner before the show. There will be a 50/50 raffle with giveaways such as a homemade lap quilt and matching bag plus local business gift cards. Proceeds benefit the NBHS football team and the North Branford Thunderbird cheerleaders. Have a good laugh for a good cause!
Organon: A Market at Chester, 56 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT
Features “New England II.”
Hammonasset Beach State Park, west field, 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT
Free boomerang demonstration Saturday & Sunday by the expert throwers & builders of the Wandering Nutmeg Boomerang Society at Hammonasset west field.
Guiford Green, , Guilford, CT
Sponsored and hosted by Ballou’s Wine Bar (51 Whitfield St., Guilford) and Rancheros Mexican Bistro (63 Whitfield St., Guilford). Features live music all day. Held rain or shine. Bands, music, raffles, giveaways, and restaurant specials benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
East Haven High School, 35 Wheelbarrow Lane, East Haven, CT
Hosted by East Haven Police Department Local 1662. (Rain date: Oct. 14). Entry fee for cars, trucks, and motorcycles: $10. No cutoff year. Trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food, music, and activities for kids. Admission: free. Donations welcome.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
Runs through Dec. 2. Collaboration between the Peabody, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.
Chester Meeting House, Goose Hill Road, Chester, CT
baritone Timothy McDevitt, who has recently gained recognition winning the Metropolitan Opera’s New York District Competition and as a finalist in the Paris Opera’s Atelier Lyrique Competition.
A reception will be held following the concert; $21 ($5 for students); Subscription tickets are still available for the four concerts of the season, at $63 for adults and $15 for students (elementary school through graduate school).
Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT
Part of Collomore Music Series. Reception follows concert. Tickets: $21; $5 (students).
THE MONTVILLE POLISH CLUB OUTDOOR PAVILION, 85 Maple Ave., Uncasville, CT
Non-profit charity event, all proceeds go to VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION as well as the college trust fund setup for the children of the late Mike Praytor.
Non-stop live music from Noon-10pm feat: The Mclovins, SEED, The Lynguistic Civilians, Sexual Healing, The Fly One's, Catfish Phillips, Midnight Snack, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent, Dirt Road Radio, & Folk Ya'll. Food vendors includes THE ROLLING TOMATO (Pizza) & HIGH NOON SALOON (Burgers, Dogs, Mexican, etc). Food drive hosted by "STRANGERS HELPING STRANGERS." Raffles items from SECT local businesses. Cash bar available with proper ID. $20 donation ($5 off if you donate to the food drive.) $5 donation for kids 12 & under (FREE if you donate to the food drive.). All ages entertainment! & MORE! RAIN OR SHINE OUTDOOR BENEFIT!!!
Captain Daniel Packer Inne, 32 Water St., Mystic, CT
Nayaug Canoe & Kayak Race, Pease Lane , South Glastonbury, CT
The NCR is an annual day of paddle races on the Connecticut River in South Glastonbury. Proceeds from the NCR’s inaugural “Paddle With a Pro” (PWaP) event will be donated to BIAC (the Brain Injury Alliance of Ct). PWaP is a benefit event that teams up a novice entrant with a professional canoeist. The professional paddler will offer instruction and a distinctive paddling experience to enhance the novice’s abilities and experience. The minimum donation for novices is $10. Six novices will be selected randomly in a hat drawing and paired with a pro. The annual Nayaug Canoe Race will take place on Sunday, October 7. Registration begins at 9 am. For more information, visit www.nayaugcanoerace.org;www.biact.org..
Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT
Meet on the patio in front of Olin Science Center
Galaxy Roller Rink, 210 Bridge Street, Groton, CT
Who will win the title of Home Team Champion for Shoreline's premier season?! Come find out October 7, when The Steam Queens will take on the undefeated Underskated Knockouts!
Doors open at 5, first whistle blows at 6pm
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door, kids 10 and under free
Early Bird pricing ends 48 hours before the event
Don't forget to bring a CHAIR! And cash for all the merch and vendors
Half time entertainment by sadplant
After party at Christopher's Cafe
958 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT
Quinnipiac University (Mt. Carmel Campus), 275 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT
Presented by Quinnipiac University Theater. Tickets: $12; $8 (students and seniors).
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT
set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this endearing story presents most of Neil Sedaka’s most popular songs spun together in a light-hearted tale of mistaken identity, friendship and love; through Oct. 14; $40, $35 seniors, $20 students, $15 children; (860) 767-73182 and 7:30 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun. and 2 p.m. Wed. and Sun.