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A total of 29 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

10:00 am

Trees of Connecticut Art Show

Trees of Connecticut Art Show; The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike , Clinton, , 06413

The Clinton Tree Committee is seeking artwork for the Seventh Annual Art Show. There will be a new theme this year: THE TREES OF CONNECTICUT. Artists are encouraged to submit paintings and photographs of their favorite Connecticut trees. Submissions must be original artwork and be ready to hang. A prize will be awarded to the work voted “People’s Choice “.
The show will be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton. It will run from November 1 – November 30.
The mission of the Clinton Tree Committee is to protect our valuable urban forest, and to educate Clinton residents about the planting and care of trees. The tree ordinance approved in 1998, established the guidelines for the planting, maintenance and removal of town trees.

11:00 am

Exhibition with the Odyssey Painters

Exhibition with the Odyssey Painters; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Celebrate with us! Our 10th Anniversary Exhibition features the Odyssey Painters. Sharing an interest in painting outdoors, this group of plein air painters gathers throughout the changing seasons. From the rolling Lyme hillsides to the Connecticut shoreline, we have put together a collection of fine art for your viewing pleasure.

Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft; Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Handmade crafts by more than 300 artists from across the country are featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, toys, specialty foods, and more. More than 80 new artists join the event this year. Proceeds benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Artistry hours are Monday through Sunday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-8pm.

Community

4:30 pm

Trees in the Rigging

Trees in the Rigging; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique cars. The stroll steps off at 4:30 pm at the Essex Town Hall on West Avenue and ends at the Connecticut River Museum with a parade of vessels dressed out in holiday lights and passing in review along the Connecticut River. Santa and his elves will arrive by one of the parade boats for visits with children on the lawn of the Museum. The event rain date is Sunday, December 2.

Singers Needed for Dec. 2 Concert, Noank

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7:30 p.m., Mystic Area Churches Perform Handel's Messiah; three rehearsal dates: Nov. 11, 18 and 24 from 4-6 p.m.; $10 donation; light supper available; (860) 536-7129 or (860) 460-0995.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

Barry's Cleaners, 565 Colman Street, New London, CT , 06320

Barry's Cleaners is conducting a Winter Coat Drive to benefit New London school children. Coats are being collected through December 1, 2012 at any of our 3 locations: 565 Colman Street, New London; 308 Flanders Road, East Lyme; and 79 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic.

5:00 pm

The Lantern Light Tours

Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT

through Dec. 30. Tours start every 15 minutes.Tickets are $30 for adults and $23 for children ages 4 to 17 the day of the tour. Discounts are available for Seaport members and advance purchase, which is highly recommended by visiting mysticseaport.org or calling (860) 572-5302 or (888) 973-2767

Education/Lectures

10:00 am

'Harvesting History'

Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

Admission: $8 ($6 for seniors and college students; $5 for youth aged 6 to 17; free for children under 6).

Fairs/Festivals

Beltane Farm, 59 Taylor Bridge Rd, Lebanon, CT , 06249

Beltane Farm, makers of goat milk cheese in Lebanon, CT will hold cheese tastings and tours at the farm every Sunday from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. through December 23.

Sample our seasonal array of cheeses in our tasting house. Warm up by the wood stove, enjoy some cider and meet the goats. www.beltanefarm.com; (860) 887-4709.

Kids/Family

10:00 am

19th Annual Holiday Train Show

19th Annual Holiday Train Show; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The family-friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex for its nineteenth year of fun for all ages. Train artist Steve Cryan has worked his magic again with more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the very young can get hands-on at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart. Sponsored by Liberty Bank, The Safety Zone and Valley Courier, the exhibit runs through February 10, 2013.

12:30 pm

A Visit with Santa

The Morgan School, 27 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT

Cost: $5 per child. All proceeds benefit Project Graduation 2013.

Misc. Events

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

Stomp N Crush Wine Tasting

Stomp N Crush, 140 Killingworth Tpke, Clinton, CT

Music

7:00 pm

Connecticut Yuletide Carolers

United Methodist Church of Branford, 811 E. Main Street, Branford, CT

Suggested donation: $10. Benefits the church.

10:30 am

Sunny Morning Lala

Bean & Leaf, 463 Bank Street, New London, , 06320

A fun morning for the whole family! Kids music, dancing and nutritious foods.

6:00 pm

Traditional Irish Music Concert

Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, CT

Tickets: $25 at the door ($20 in advance for adults; $15 in advance for seniors).

Knickerbocker, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly, RI

Funk Bucket; Rock & Soul Revue; Wicked Peach; High Definition; No Shame and more; $15; benefits businesses and victims hit hardest by superstorm Sandy on the shoreline of Misquamicut Beach; visit www.westerlychamber.org and www.misquamicutrelieffund.com.

4:00 pm

Broadway Revue III in 3-D

First Congregational Church , 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT

Part of the Joyful Noise! concert series.

CT YULETIDE CAROLERS; UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF BRANFORD, 811 East Main Street, branford, CT

The CT YULETIDE CAROLERS will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a concert of carols. Victorian carolers will fill the winter air with the bright sounds of the season, singing traditional and contemporary Christmas music a capella in 4-part harmony to bring holiday cheer to young and old alike.
The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers was formed in 2006 by Guilford residents Michael and Lori Cartwright. Their inaugural season consisted of 6 singers and 12 performances; the group has grown to 24 singers from all along the shoreline making over 40 performances throughout Connecticut and New England.
All proceeds will benefit the church’s general operating fund. Visit http://www.ctyuletide.com or call (203) 673-9485 for more information.

7:00 pm

Concert of Carols

Concert of Carols; The United Methodist Church, 811 East Main St., Branford, CT , 06405

The CT YULETIDE CAROLERS will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a concert of carols at United Methodist Church, Branford, 811 East Main Street, Branford, CT (Branford/Guilford town line) on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 7PM. Victorian carolers will fill the winter air with the bright sounds of the season, singing traditional and contemporary Christmas music a capella in 4-part harmony to bring holiday cheer to young and old alike. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers group was formed in 2006 and their inaugural season consisted of 6 singers and 12 performances; the group has grown to 16 singers from all along the shoreline making over 35 performances throughout Connecticut and New England. The group appeared last year on WFSB’s “Better Connecticut” program and was featured in a television commercial for Big Y World Class Market. They have performed at holiday festivals, wedding receptions, libraries, shopping centers, corporate and private home parties, senior residences, and museums.

7:30 pm

Tono Dolce Debut Concert, Joyous Occasion

St Luke Lutheran Church, 1830 Connecticut 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06355

Tono Dolce is a new local community choir, and will be performing their debut concert. It is a FREE event, all are welcome. We'll be singing chamber music by a variety of composers such as Renee Clausen, Thomas Tallis, and Peter Bagley. The concert will include guest performers, the St. Luke Concert Handbell Choir as well.

Nature/Outdoors

11:00 am

Holiday Alpaca Open Farm Days

New England Alpacas, 14 Bethke Road, Killingworth, CT

12:30 pm

Old Saybrook Land Trust Thanksgiving Hike

Commuter Lot, Old Lyme, Old Lyme, CT

Meet at the commuter lot off I-95, Exit 70, in Old Lyme to carpool. No dogs.

Stage/Theater

1:00 pm

One Little Wish

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Tickets: $40 for adults; $30 for students and seniors.

4:00 pm

Broadway Revue III in 3-D

First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT

Part of Joyful Noise! concert series.

7:30 pm

Goodspeed Dinners - "Something's Afoot"

Goodspeed Dinners - Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06423

A zany murder mystery musical where the guests at an old English mansion disappear one by one – it’s like an Agatha Christie novel.

Goodspeed Dinners: Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

1:00 pm

One Little Wish

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

Cost: $40 for adults; $30 for students and seniors.

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