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April 21

A total of 58 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit

Crossing the Connecticut River Exhibit; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Can you get there from here? This old saying really means something when you consider getting across the mighty Connecticut without the bridges we have today! There are approximately 58 vehicle bridges currently spanning the Connecticut River and ten were chosen as representative examples for the Connecticut River Museum's 2013 exhibit 'Crossing the Connecticut: Bridges of the Connecticut River'. The exhibit features several different styles of bridge design and explores how people's ideas of what bridges should look like and how they reflect how their communities have changed over time. The exhibit features many objects and images from the Museum's collections as well as paintings, original toll signs, documents and other artifacts on loan from other institutions. Through October 20.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Pilgrimage

The Mary C. Daly RSM Art Gallery, Mercy Center at Madison - 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT

9:00 am

From New London to Rome

From New London to Rome; Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

New London artist and teacher Martha Wakeman creates ethereal scenes in her pastels capturing a reverent Italy. Her friend, American artist residing in Rome, Marlene McLouglin captures scenes of daily life, often featuring animals as she encounters them.
Show will be up from April 2nd-30th.

3:00 pm

Sunday Salon Receptions

Sunday Salon Receptions; Courtyard Gallery, 12 Water Street, B3 - Inner Courtyard Factory Square, Mystic, CT , 06355

Join artists, collectors and friends every Sunday at the Courtyard Gallery, Mystic's Hidden Treasure. Share wine and light refreshments, conversation and a passion for art. Our every changing exhibits features original paintings and sculpture by celebrated artists from near and far including gallery favorites, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Christopher Zhang, Domine Vescera Ragosta, S. Chandler Kissell and Del-Bourree Bach. Now in our 9th season, we look forward to welcoming new and old friends!

Author Events

12:00 pm

Dog Days at R.J. Julia

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

3:00 pm

Governor and Mrs. Malloy Host Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Event

Governor and Mrs. Malloy's Residence, 990 Prospect Ave, Hartford, CT , 06105

On Sunday, April 21, 3-5 pm, Governor and Mrs. Dannel P. Malloy will host a celebration of Hill-Stead’s renowned festival at their home in support of the museum’s poetry programs, which serve students and adults throughout the state. Former Connecticut Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson and international best-selling author Frank Delaney will celebrate 20 years of Festival readings by major American poets by sharing selections from the new festival anthology, Sunken Garden Poetry: 1992-2011 (published by Wesleyan University Press and funded in part by CT Humanities). A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Marilyn Nelson is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the prestigious Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America. Award-winning writer, broadcaster and journalist,

3:00 pm

Author Gayle Byrne

Killingworth Library, 301 Route 81, Killingworth, CT

Sometimes Just One Is Just Right

2:00 pm

Authors Elisabeth Rose Wilds and Ken Shuey

Essex Books at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Community

1:00 pm

Westbrook Land Conservation Trust Spring Clean-Up

Parking Lot Mulvey Municipal Center, 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

Bring gloves and clippers.

8:00 am

Walk MS Fundraiser

Joel Elmentary School, 137-A Glenwood Road, Clinton, CT

Benefits the National MS Society.

8:00 am

Pancake Breakfast, Apr. 21, O.Saybrook

American Legion Hall, 113 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

8-11 a.m., held by the Old Saybrook Boy Scout Troop 51; pancakes, eggs, sausage; coffee & juice; (860) 227-9024.

12:00 pm

Spring New Haven Restaurant Week 2013

Spring New Haven Restaurant Week 2013; New Haven Restaurant Week, New Haven, New Haven, CT , 06510

New Haven will host New Haven Restaurant Week from April 21 – 26, 2013 offering diners significant savings at 29 of the city’s most sought-after restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner comprised of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Lunch will cost $18, while the dinner menu will cost $32. New this spring, Park New Haven is offering parking at the Temple Street Garage or Crown Street Garage for a discounted rate of $3.75 during New Haven Restaurant Week from 4 p.m. – Midnight to coincide with the city’s 375th anniversary. Additionally, in celebration of this milestone, New Haven will offer diners opportunities to take historical tours, as well as experience a variety of community performances, children’s activities and more.

Book Sale, Apr. 19-21, Norwich

Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich, CT

Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
(early bird preview 9-10 a.m. for $10)

Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, noon-3 p.m.
(860) 889-2365.

2:00 pm

Slavery In Lyme and the Browne “Plantation” in Salem

Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road, Old Lyme, CT

Lyme native Bruce Stark, retired Assistant State Archivist, will talk about slavery in 18th-century Connecticut and Lyme and the myth of a slave plantation in Salem; from 1-2 p.m. there will be a Lyme Public Hall open house; free; www.lymepublichall.org.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

2:00 pm

NEHFES Annual Meeting, Apr. 21, Montville

NEHFES Annual Meeting, Apr. 21, Montville; Chesterfield Fire Company, 1606 Route 85, Oakdale, CT , 06370

The 8th annual membership meeting of the New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society, an organization of descendants and friends of NEHFES founded in 1890 in Chesterfield, will meet at 2 p.m. April 21 at the Chesterfield Firehouse.
NEHFES was reactivated in 2006 to preserve the physical site and legacy of the Russian Jewish immigrant community that flourished in Chesterfield from 1890 until the late 1920s. The site was named Connecticut’s 24th State Archaeological site in 2007 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
At 4 p.m., Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni and Stuart S. Miller, Professor of Hebrew, History and Judaic Studies and Associate Director for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Living at University of Connecticut, will discuss their findings from UConn’s Archeological Field Summer School excavation of the mikveh (constructed c. 1910-14) at the historic NEHFES site last year. The public is invited to attend their presentation.

12:30 pm

Military Whist Card Game Fundraiser, Apr. 21, Mystic

Hoxie Firehouse Hall, Route 1, Mystic, CT

12:30-4 p.m., held by The Mystic Woman's Club; sign up with a table of 4 or individually and be assigned to a table; finger sandwiches, dessert and coffee served; $14 pp; call for reservations (860) 536-9340 by April 18; proceeds go to the Indian and Colonial Research Center in Old Mystic.

1:00 pm

Habitat Improvement Day, Apr. 21, Mystic

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

1-3 p.m., work on habitat improvement projects, such as planting, invasive species control and trail work; please bring work gloves and clippers; call to sign up (860) 536-1216.

1:30 pm

Come Sew with Me: Intro to Sewing Classes

Come Sew with Me: Intro to Sewing Classes; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Painlessly learn the ins and outs of your machine, how to press properly, put in a zipper, and hand stitch - useful skills for future projects! Make an infinity scarf, hair scrunchies, and a change purse or sunglass case, plus hand sew a stylish fabric flower pin.
Sundays, April 21, 28; May 5. 1:30-4:30pm

10:30 am

IRISH BREAKFAST TO FOLLOW FLAG RAISING ON NH GREEN

IRISH BREAKFAST TO FOLLOW FLAG RAISING ON NH GREEN; Playwright Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT , 06517

Following a Flag Raising ceremony on the New Haven Green commemorating the 97th anniversary of Ireland's 1916 Easter Uprising, an Irish Breakfast will be held at the Playwright, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 10:30 am for the benefit of the St.Patrick's Day Parade. Order your tickets early thru Joanne Connor joanneconnor10@gmail.com. Tickets in advance are $10 or $12/door. For Information about the 9 am Mass & flag raising ceremonies, contact Joseph Lynch at 203-483-4574 or lynch68@sbcglobal.net

10:00 am

Eastern CT Railroad Museum Model Train and Die Cast Show

Windham High School, 355 High St , Windham, CT

$6, $1 ages 8-12; (860) 872-2240.

Education/Lectures

1:30 pm

Jewishgen Databases

Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Nolan Altman, former Vice President for Data Acquisition at Jewishgen, www.jewishgen.org, and current President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island, will explain the many valuable databases hosted at Jewishgen, online affiliate of The Museum of Jewish Heritage. Altman worked with volunteers from around the world to build an extensive catalog of data for use by genealogists worldwide, including Holocaust data, vital records from the Russian Empire, and Jewishgen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). Any person with an interest in Jewish genealogy will benefit from knowledge of these extensive records and how to use them to advance their personal research.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut Board Members have

2:00 pm

'The 20th Connecticut Volunteers, Gettysburg, and Private George Washington Warner'

Masonic Temple, 30 Church Street, North Haven, CT

11:00 am

'Digging in' Earth Day Workshops

Natureworks Garden Center, 518 Forest Road, Northford, CT

2:00 pm

Taverns: A Vital Part of Early American LIfe

Lebanon Historical Society Museum, 856 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon , CT , 06249

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2pm
Taverns: A Vital Part of Early American Life
The public is welcome to a fascinating illustrated presentation of the social, economic and political importance of taverns in the 18th & 19th-century in America. Presented by Bruce Clouette, Senior Historian with the Public Archaeology Survey Team in Storrs, CT Held at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum 856 Trumbull Hwy Lebanon. Refreshments served.This program is free for LHS members and $2 for non-members. For more information please call 860-642-6579 or email museum@historyoflebanon.org Held at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum 856 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon.Visit Channel 3 www.wfsb.com or Channel 8 www.wtnh.com to view cancellations due to weather

1:30 pm

Wild Neighbors 101

Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

How to Be a Good Neighbor to Wildlife
1:30 and 3:00

2:00 pm

Alzheimer's Disease Information Session

North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy, Lodge 2805 - 540R Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT

Fairs/Festivals

10:00 am

5th Annual DiscoverYou Wellness Expo

5th Annual DiscoverYou Wellness Expo; Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Ave., Lincoln , RI , 02865

The 5th Annual DiscoverYou Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday April 20, 2013, from 10am-6pm, and Sunday April 21, 2013, from 10am -5pm at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI. With over 100 exhibitors this is the largest Wellness Expo in New England. There is a full line-up of seminars including Sherry Johnston, contestant on The Biggest Loser Season 9 and Roland Comtois, internationally acclaimed channel, best-selling speaker and author. The exhibitors will include practitioners specializing in healthy eating and nutrition, exercise and fitness, yoga, meditation, massage therapy, health and beauty, green products and much more. There will also be on-site health screenings and a Farmers Market.

11:00 am

Scares That Care - A Monster Shopping For A Cause Vendor Event

Scares That Care - A Monster Shopping For A Cause Vendor Event; Mohegan Fire Company, 2029 Norwich-New London Tpke, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Scares That Care!” is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides money, toys and other items to help sick children. We have two other programs consisting of “Scares For Pairs,” where we help women fighting breast cancer; We also have partnered with horror icon Kane Hodder, and we created the “I Helped Kane” program, where we provide assistance to those children who have suffered serious burn injuries. Scares That Cares is led by horror film director and retired police officer Joe Ripple. This organization uses the fan base of the horror, haunt and Halloween genres to raise funds and awareness for those in need.
We will have 20 Vendors such as Mary Kay, Avon, Extreme Cakes and more. Raffles, food by Uncle D's and much more.

11:00 am

Earth Day Craft Fair

Earth Day Craft Fair; Dolphin Gardens, 45 Proteus Avenue, Groton, CT , 06340

11 a.m.-4 p.m., presented by Shoreline Roller Derby; shop local, buy local, support local roller derby; interested vendors should e-mail: communityrelations@shorelinerollerderby.com

Shirts for sale, baked goods and a raffle of many fabulous items donated by our vendors; free; www.shorelinerollerderby.com or www.facebook.com/shorelinerollerderby

Kids/Family

12:00 pm

Earth Day Open House at NESS

Earth Day Open House at NESS; New England Science & Sailing Foundation, 70 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Come check out NESS during our Earth Day Open House. There will be kots of fun activities and crafts for kids geared toward enhancing awarness of our greatest resource, Fishers Island Sound, with its diverse marine ecosystems, and how we can all help protect it. Come explore creatures in our touch tank, get your face painted, identify plankton with a microscope, and much more!

1:00 pm

A.W. Cox 4th Grade Fundraiser

Frogurt Time Frozen Yogurt, 1067 Boston Post Rd (Route 1), Guilford, CT , 06437

A.W. Cox 4th Grade Class is hosting a fundraiser
Frogurt Time Frozen Yogurt
1067 Boston Post Rd (Route 1), Guilford
Sunday April 21
1:00 – 4:00
A percentage of all sales will go to support the
A.W. Cox 4th Grade Class

1:00 pm

Earth Day Children's Scavenger Hunt

Dudley Barrows Preserve , behind the Dudley Farm, Guilford, CT

1:00 pm

GUILFORD-Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

GUILFORD-Earth Day Scavenger Hunt; Dudley Barrows Preserve, 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, , 06437

Join the GHS Environmental Club. led by Molly Bell, on the Guilford Land Trust's Dudley Barrows Preserve for a children's scavenger hunt in honor of Earth Day. Meet at the Dudley Farm parking lot. Wear good shoes for exploring the forest. Leashed dogs only please.

1:00 pm

WARM Bowl-A-Thon

WARM Bowl-A-Thon; Alley Katz Bowling Center, 116 Granite Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

The 21st Annual Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Westerly Area Rest Meals (WARM) will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Alley Katz Lanes in Westerly, RI from 1pm to 3pm. Each bowler receives pizza, soda, cake, and a WARM Bowl-A-Thon t-shirt. Boston Red Sox tickets will also be up for raffle!

This fun-filled event will support the WARM Center, raising funds to help provide programs and services to the hungry and homeless in the greater Westerly community.

How to sign up: Registration is free! Teams of 4-6 can register online at www.warmcenter.org. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 through sponsorships. Prizes will be awarded for top individual and team fundraisers.
For more information, please visit www.warmshelter.org or contact Joy Cordio at the WARM Center at 401-596-9267.

8:30 am

Earth Day at Deep River Congregational Church

Deep River Congregational Church, Church Street, Deep River, CT , 06417

On April 21, 2013, Deep River Congregational Church (DRCC) in Deep River will be celebrating Earth Day with activities, educational displays and refreshments following both the 8:30 am and 10:00 am Worship Services. A highlight of the celebration will be the distribution of red maple, white oak and white pine seedlings which have been generously donated by the National Wildlife Federation as part of their “Trees for Wildlife” Program. All Sunday School students, church members and visitors will have the opportunity to take a free tree seedling for planting in their neighborhood. For more information, visit the DRCC Green Team’s website at http://www.deepriverchurch.org/GreenTeam.dsp.

Misc. Events

12:00 pm

Latino Expo

East Haven High School, 35 Wheelbarrow Lane, East Haven, CT

8:30 am

Earth Day at Deep River Congregational

Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River, CT

Follows the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services.

10:00 am

Spring Tasting Event

Organon: A Market at Chester, 56 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT

11:00 am

CT Welcome Home Vietnam Vets

Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT

2:00 pm

Wicked Tuna Captain Ralph Wilkins and Bill Monte Visit Mohegan Sun for Reality Check event

Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, , 06382

Reel in your chance to meet Captain Ralph Wilkins and Bill Monte of the popular reality series, Wicked Tuna, at Mohegan Sun as part of a special Reality Check event on Sunday, April 21st. These best friends from the Bay State will be signing autographs for fans in The Shops concourse at 2:00pm then answer questions in a live discussion upstairs inside The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House starting at 3:00pm.

*Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

9:00 am

Kids for Kids Dance Competition

North Haven High School, 221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT

Benefits sick and needy children.

11:00 am

Jeff and Joel's House Party

Joel and Donna's Farmhouse, 439 River Street, Guilford, CT

Cost: $80 per session ($225 for all three sessions). To register,

1:00 pm

Painting Demo and Talk

Greene Art Gallery , 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

'The New Family Portrait'

3:00 pm

Cantor’s Concert with Robyn Helzner Trio

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT

10:30 am

Irish Breakfast Fundraiser

The Playwright Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Tickets: $12 ($10 in advance). Benefits the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Music

2:00 pm

Guitarist Peter Biedermann

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

6:00 pm

Duran Visek, Stephen Gonza, Anson Li, Jack Skuller

The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

3:00 pm

Community Chorus

Preston Veterans Memorial School, 325 Shetucket Tpke, Preston, CT

The Preston “325” Community Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. April 21 at Preston Veterans’ Memorial School.
Under the guidance of the Rev. Stan White, 51 singers from Preston and surrounding communities will present The Spirit of America. Tickets are $3 and $1 for kids with a portion of ticket sales going to the Two-Can Food Pantry. For more information call (860) 889-0238.

4:00 pm

Memorial Concert: Musically Good Vibrations

First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT

Freewill donation benefits the church's Annual Memorial Concert Fund.

3:00 pm

Acoustic Duo: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Back Porch, 142 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, CT

2:00 pm

Cole Porter Community Sing-Along

Nathaniel Greene Community Center, 32 Church Street, Guilford, CT

Sports

6:00 pm

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys; Brown Middle school, 980 Durham Road, Madison, CT , 06443

Rugby Starts February 12th

Join in the exciting game of rugby with the Shoreline’s premier U-19 team. Practices begin February 12th
And the season runs through May 30th culminating in the Ct. State Tournament. Any regional high school aged boys are welcome
Registration/Questions - Madison Beach and Recreation Office 203-245-5623 or
www.madrugby.com and check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-Beach-Recreation-U-19-Rugby-Club/455173587865770?ref=hl

Stage/Theater

1:00 pm

The Brothers Grimm

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

Cost: $12 ($8 for children).

2:00 pm

Still Life with Iris

Long Wharf Theatre, 22 Sargent Drive, New Haen, CT

Pay what you can.

2:00 pm

"Good News"

Goodspeed, 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

Youthful energy abounds in this signature Goodspeed musical filled with Roaring 20s nostalgia, plenty of laughter and rousing dance numbers. Anticipation builds on the Tait College campus as game day approaches but the football hero must first pass a big exam in order to play. When he unexpectedly falls for his tutor, romance blooms and hijinks ensue. With songs like “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “The Varsity Drag,” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” it’s fun for everyone!
April 12-June 22
Sunday 2pm April 14- June 16

Sunday 6:30 pm April 14 – May 12

Wednesday 2pm April 17 – June 19

Wednesday 7:30pm April 17 – June 19

Thursday 2pm May 16 – June 20

Thursday 2pm April 18 – June 20

Friday 8pm April 12-June 21

Saturday 3pm April 13 – June 15

Saturday 8pm April 13 – June 15

Saturday 2pm June 22

Saturday 6:30 June 22

7:00 pm

David Bromberg

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

2:00 pm

"Other People's Money"

The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

Other People’s Money
April 17th – May 5th, 2013
By Jerry Sterner
.A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a New England “Mom & Pop” company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his secretary’s daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. What follows is a snowballing plot of financial manipulations, unlikely alliances and a surprising twist at the end.

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