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October 14

A total of 49 events have been found.

4:00 pm

Author Bill Berloni

RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Berloni is the author of Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescues Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars. Registration required.

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

"In The Pink" Art Exhibit

The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06360

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.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Sideways & Dow

The Gallery at Riverside Press, 18 Plains Road, Essex, CT

Works by Judith Shea.

10:00 am

Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination

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

2:00 pm

Art society and Clinton Art Society -Anne Heywood Demonstration

Art society and Clinton Art Society -Anne Heywood Demonstration; Scranton Memorial Library , 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT , 060443

The Madison Art Society and the Clinton Art Society are co-sponsoring a pastel demonstration by Anne Heywood on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Scranton Memorial Library inthe Community Room, Madison Ct at 2:00 pm. It is located at 801 Boston Post Road, Route One, Madison, Ct and the public is invited. Nominal donations are appreciated. Anne Heywood is a signature and founding member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Connecticut Pastel Society, and artist member of the Copley Society, the Salmagundi Club, and the National Association of Women Artists. Her educational background includes a B.A. summa cum laude in art. She is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Women.

Heywood works in her studios in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and Waldoboro, Maine. She accepts commissions for custom paintings and pet portraits and offers workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. Her works can be found in both national and international corporate and private collections; she is represented by the Wilson & Heywood Gallery in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Anne paints both modern and traditional subjects in realistic yet simple terms, thereby provoking thought while creating a sense of mood and character. Her paintings and drawings are noted for their strong compositions and natural color palettes, as well as their beauty—a reflection of her life spent in New England and Italy.

Heywood is author and illustrator of the book Pastels Made Easy (Watson-Guptill, 2003). She has over 25 years’ experience painting, offering workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. Her paintings and drawings are in private, corporate, and public national and international collections. Heywood is a recipient of the International Association of Pastel Societies’ prestigious Masters Circle Award, along with the Pastel Society of America'sHolbein Award, and the Salmagundi Club's George Inness, Jr., Memorial Award. Her paintings, drawings, and writings

10:00 am

New England Landscape Invitational & The Society of Connecticut Sculptors

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

Author Events

4:00 pm

Author Discussion by Bill Berloni

RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescue Dogs who Became Showbiz Superstars: Reservations required.

4:00 pm

Bill Berloni, "Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars"

Bill Berloni, R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

In Broadway Tails, Theatrical Animals trainer Bill Berloni tells the backstage stories of the shelter dogs who have become superstars in television, film, and theater, including the 35th-anniversary Broadway production of Annie.


3:00 pm

Cub Scout Clean-Up

Hammonassett Beach State Park, Main Parking Lot - Beach Entrance, Madison, CT

Hosted by Pack 18. Boys in grades 1 to 5 invited to experience Pack event and join. Features barbecue. Each Den builds scarecrows to decorate Killingworth Elementary School.

1:30 pm

Zany Chapeau Workshop

Zany Chapeau Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sunday, Oct 14, 1:30-4:30pm. $35
Knitter Barbara Klein shares one of her hat patterns for children. Learn to knit in the round, hem, finishing techniques and review required stitches. Basic knitting experience needed. Material list available. Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419. 860-663-5593. artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com www.artscenterkillingworth.org

10:00 am

Fall Festival Tyme, Oct. 13-14, Franklin

Blue Slope Country Museum, 138 Blue Hill Road, North Franklin, CT

10 a.m.-4 p.m., (Sat.); 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (Sun.); $6 adults; $4 children; free parking; www.blueslope.com.

5:00 pm

Ham & Bean Cabaret Supper

Ham & Bean Cabaret Supper; St. Clare Church, 62 Crandall Ave., Westerly, RI , 02891

Ham & Bean Cabaret Supper - Sunday, October 14. Doors open at 4PM, supper is served at 5PM. St. Clare Church Parish Center located at 62 Crandall Ave., Westerly. Enjoy ham, baked beans, brown bread and dessert. Wine and beer available for purchase. Cabaret presented by "The Hearts". You will be entertained with hits through the decades, Broadway show medleys, dance music and much more. For info or to purchase tickets, please call the parish office at 401-348-8765. Tickets can also be purchased on our website through E-Giving at www.stclarewesterly.com.

1:00 pm

Hygeia Foundation Footprints On Our Hearts Walk To Remember

Hygeia Foundation Footprints On Our Hearts Walk To Remember; East Shore Park, Woodward Avenue at Hervey Street, New Haven, CT , 06512

The Hygeia Foundation comforts and supports those who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. As we join together to support each other, we ensure that our babies are not forgotten.

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., we will hold our second annual Footprints on Our Hearts Walk to Remember at East Shore Park in New Haven, Connecticut, to honor babies who have gone too soon. Following a memorial program, we will walk together in remembrance. We hope that you, your family, and your friends will walk with us.

1:00 pm

CROp Walk

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

CROP Walk — 1 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic; 35th annual CROP Walk for the Mystic area; register at 1 p.m., walk at 1:30 p.m. 10 kilometer route goes to Noank Baptist Church and back along Route 215; (860) 536-2405, (860) 536-1452.

9:00 am

Thanksgiving Food Collection, United Church of Chester

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!

1:30 pm

Crop Walk

Crop Walk; United Methodist Church, 10 Chapman Lane, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

Ecumenical Crop Walk for hunger.  Walk meanders through the Village of Gales Ferry and along the Thames River; begins at the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church; Registration begins at 1:00 with the Walk at 1:30
For more information phone (860) 464-2970 or Email- umchurch01@snet.gov

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

5:00 pm

“Burrowing into the Borough Series”

La Grua Center, 32 Water St , Stonington, CT

Betsy Wade, the first woman ever hired as a copy editor by The New York Times, discusses gender issues in the media and in particular the Times women's federal lawsuit against the paper for discrimination. She will be joined by UCONN professor, journalist, and current Director of The Day, Maureen Croteau.

3:30 pm


Drumming; Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

with Dwight Baldwin; free; (860) 447-1411.

3:00 pm

American Warrior Fundraiser

Hamden Lodge (upper hall(, 175 School Street, Hamden, CT

Sponsored by American Legion Post 88, The Governor’s Foot Guard and Hamden Elks. Tickets available after 4 p.m. at the Lodge

5:00 pm

Growing Garlic Workshop

Hubbard Community Garden, 197 Three Mile Course, Guilford, CT

9:00 am

Walk to Cure Diabetes

Walk to Cure Diabetes; McCook Park, Atlantic Ave, Niantic, CT , 06357

registration followed by 10 a.m. step off; visit JDRF.org/walk or call Deb Updyke at (860) 691-1257.


5:00 pm

Burrowing into the Borough: Betsy Wade, "Women in Journalism"

La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Wade, the first woman ever hired as a copy editor by The New York Times, discusses gender issues in the media and in particular the Times women's federal lawsuit against the paper for discrimination. She will be joined by UCONN professor, journalist, and current Director of The Day, Maureen Croteau.

1:00 pm

Family Day

Pardee Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT

7:00 pm

New London History

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

a six-week series taught by Municipal Historian for the City of New London, Sally Ryan; free; registration required; (860) 447-1411

12:30 pm

Adult Bead Class: Chain & Beaded Necklace, Oct. 14, Montville

The Shops at Nature's Art, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT , 06370

Enjoy a bit of precious metal with your beads! Join us to make a necklace of chain and beads connected by wrapped loops! This is a beginner to intermediate class. Instructor: Donna Lotti. See store for material list.


10:00 am

19th Annual Wolf Den Powwow.

Wolf Den State Park, Junction of Routes 101 and 44, Pomfret Center, CT

Wolf Den State Park, Wolf Den Dr. Pomfret Center, CT (Junction 101 & 44) 860-428-7271

Denison Farm Market; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, , 06355

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.

10:00 am

20th Fall Festival Tyme, Oct. 13-14, Franklin

Blue Slope Country Museum, 138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin, , 06254

on a working 380-acre farm; draft horse, working steer, donkey demonstrations, local artisans, antique engines, cars, trucks, pie eating contest, cow milking, horse-drawn wagon rides and much, much more; $6 adults; $4 children 4-14; free parking; (860) 642-6413.

11:00 am

Fall Family Fun Day

Fall Family Fun Day; Voluntown Town Hall on the lawn, 115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT , 06384

Fall Family Fun Day at the Voluntown Farmers' and Artisans' Market. Bouncy house, games hosted by our local Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops, food from local eateries and of course of great vendors at the Voluntown Farmers' and Artisans' Market! Locacated on the lawn by the Voluntown Town Hall. Sponsored by the Voluntown EDC.


10:00 am

Buffet breakfast

Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT , 06320

All you can eat, includes eggs, omelets to order,French toast, sausage, bacon, home fries, hash, juice, etc.

6:00 pm

Haunted Garden

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut , 409 Main St., Niantic, Niantic, CT

outdoor festivities; games; (860) 691-1111.

3:00 pm

High Hopes Open Barn Day

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

tour the 120-acre facility and meet trained horses; free; (860) 434-1974.

Misc. Events

2:00 pm

Melissa Gorga “On Display” At Mohegan Sun

Melissa Gorga “On Display” At Mohegan Sun; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Join the star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Melissa Gorga, as she helps to celebrate Mohegan Sun’s Sweet (And Not So Sweet) 16 on Sunday, October 14th as a part of a free Reality Check! Come meet this stylish “Rockstar” as she answers fans’ questions at 2:00pm during a public Q&A segment and then signs autographs in The Shops concourse at 2:30pm.

Due to time restrictions, this signing event will be bracelet -only . A limited number of bracelets will be distributed starting at Noon at the signing stage in The Shops Concourse. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line at 2:30pm.

1:30 pm

The Snowball of Economic Inequality

James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

Part of series “Money, Power, and Politics.” Yale University Professor of Law Daniel Markovits proposes solutions to problem of snowball inequality.

9:00 am

Big Food: Health, Culture, and the Evolution of Eating

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.

1:00 pm

Totoket Historical Society Colonial Dinner

Reynolds Beers House, 1740 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT

Menu: roasted cornish hen with cider sauce, squash and apple bake, parsley Colonial Dinner: 1 and 4 p.m. seatings. Proceeds help historical society maintain historical buildings care. For info, email President Suzanne Teixeira at totokethistoricalsociety@gmail.com. For reservations, call 203-488-0423; leave name, phone number, number of party, and preferred seating. With reservation, mail checks to Totoket Historical Society, P.O. Box 491, Northford, CT 06472. Checks must be received by Monday, Oct. 8.

1:00 pm

Cider Mill Open House

Rueben Stone's 19th Century Cider Mill, River Street, Guilford, CT

Hands-on exhibit with pictorial guide. Cookies and cider available.

2:00 pm

Orchard House 30th Anniversary Celebration

, 421 Shore Drive, Branford, CT

6:00 pm

Paranormal Presentation

Killingworth Library, 301 Route 81, Killingworth, CT

Presented by Connecticut Ghost Hunters.

4:00 pm


American Legion, 43 Bradley Road , Madison, CT

Music provided by Sounds Alive Ballroom DJ. Light refreshments available. BYOL. Casual attire.

3:00 pm

Open Barn Day

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT


11:00 am

Jeff and Joel's House Party

Jeff and Joel's House Party; Jeff Schiavone Home, 439 N. River Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Jeff and Joel's House Party --- Vintage jazz like you've never heard it before, close up and jovial, in Joel Schiavone's 1804 farmhouse in Guilford, with 3 sessions, Sat. Oct. 13 11am-4pm incl. lunch, 5-10pm with dinner, and Sun. Oct. 14 11am-4pm with brunch. Fourteen top traditional jazz musicians will mix and match their talents under the direction of Jeff Barnhart. Other musicians besides Jeff and Joel: Vince Giordano, Fred Vigorito, Paul Monat, Noel Kaletsky, John Clark, Jim Fryer, Craig Grant, Ross Petot, Bob Barta, Genevieve Rose, C.H. "Pam" Pameijer, and Sal Ranniello. Inclulding food, BYOB snacks and setups, $225 for all 3 sessions, $80 single session. See www.jeffandjoelshouseparty.com for information and tickets or call Maureen at 203-208-1481.

5:00 pm

Performance of Handel’s Oratorio Samson

Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven, CT

by Yale Schola Cantorum


2:00 pm

Arboretum tour of the Caroline Black Garden

Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

Meet in front of Olin Science Center. For more information, call 860-439-5060.


9:00 am

Philip Retreat Weekend

Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath St. , Norwich,

$25 fee required by Oct. 10; 860-887-0702


9:00 am

NHHS Girls Swim Team Swim-a-Thon

NHHS Girls Swim Team Swim-a-Thon; North Haven Town Pool, Elm Street, North Haven, CT , 06473

The public is invited to attend the second annual North Haven High School Girls Swim Team Swim-a-Thon on October 14th from 9:00 am to noon at the town pool. This wonderful charity event is organized by Colleen Delaney, the NHHS Girls Swim Coach, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The swimmers will be wearing special swim caps with the names of breast cancer survivors. Each team member will swim for 30 minutes and record the number of laps they swim. Pledges collected by the girls will be donated to a breast cancer charity. The swim team will also run a "pink" bake sale, selling delicious baked goods decorated with the traditional pink toppings in honor of breast cancer survivors. Come out and support the Girls Swim Team!


3:00 pm

Zoe Keating Performs

Katharine Hepburn Cultural ARts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

7:30 pm

“Breaking Up is Hard to Do"

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.

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