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May 5

A total of 44 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.

10:00 am

Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Art Show

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

This yearly fundraiser for the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Club features a wide array of works from noted local and regional artists. Funds raised at the show go directly to help
local charities. The festive opening reception will feature live music from the local band The Side Doors and live as well as silent auctions. Tickets to the opening are available for $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes
Library, and Salon Pure, Old Lyme. Opening reception on Friday, April 26 from 6-10pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.

11:00 am

Art Exhibition - Margaret Dean & Christina Mastrangelo - Art Gallery at the Mill House

Art Exhibition - Margaret Dean & Christina Mastrangelo - Art Gallery at the Mill House; Art Gallery at the Millhouse, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

The paintings of Maggie Dean and Christina Mastrangelo will be on display at the Mill House through May 31. The artists’ reception will be held Fri, May 3, 5-8 pm during Chester’s annual May Day Night Art Gallery and Shop Openings in the town center. Meet Maggie and Christina

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

Author Judith Silva, The Voyage of Yankee Lady

Breakwater Books, 81 Whitfield STreet, Guilford, CT


1:00 pm

CROP Hunger Walk, May 5, Norwich

Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 294 Washington St., Norwich, CT

1 p.m., the walk raises funds to fight hunger at home and around the world; 25% of the funds raised will go to the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Norwich; to walk or make a donation, call (860) 887-5886. 

9:00 am

The Laurie Doctor Workshop, May 4&5, Ston.

The Lodge Building, 637 Pequot Trail, Stonington, CT

9 a.m.-4 p.m., workshop by calligrapher and artist Laurie Doctor, entitled Flotsam & Jetsam; sponsored by Mysticalligraphers; $150; $170 non-members; payment due by April 20; (860) 536-8477.

10:00 am

Open House, May 5, Chester

Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

10 a.m., tour the building and meet teachers, students and parents of enrolled students; parents interested in enrolling their children or want to learn more about the program are invited to attend with their children; 11 a.m.-noon, Family Education Program, a culmination of the school's life-cycle unit of study. This year's event will be a mock Bar/Bat Mitzvah open to all; call to RSVP (860) 526-8920 or email: bethshalom@snet.net; for information about the school call (860) 526-8920 or email: edcant@cbsrz.org.

3:00 pm

Mystic River Chorale

Mystic Congregational Church Parish Hall, 43 East Main Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

spring concert entitled, “Sketches of Spain,” directed by Frank Martignetti; $20, $18 seniors and students; (860) 460-1487.

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, first Sunday, Niantic

American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

8-11 a.m., $7 adults; $3 children under 10; held the first Sunday of each month; (860) 739-2107.

8:00 am

Dine Out for ELHS May 5

La Belle Aurore, 75 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT

ten percent of all sales support the East Lyme High School’s 2013 alcohol- and drug-free graduation party; (860) 287-4276.

1:00 pm

Inaugural Walk Against Hunger

Inaugural Walk Against Hunger; Chelsea Parade, 305 Broadway (free parking at NFA), Norwich, CT , 06360

The first-ever Walk Against Hunger is a family-fun event, hosted by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. The three-mile, non-competitive walk will start and end at Chelsea Parade in Norwich, and the course winds its way in and around the city. Walk Against Hunger participants are supported by family members, friends, colleagues and others prior to the event. All proceeds benefit the work of the Food Center, which provides food to nearly 100 local feeding sites throughout New London County. Once registered, participants have access to a participant center with “Walker Tools” to help reach fundraising goals. Can’t walk on May 5? You may register as a “virtual” walker and still be part of the event and donate non-perishables.

Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT

3-6 p.m., The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Florence Griswold Museum, Bring Our Music Back, The Old Lyme Country Club and The Woman’s Exchange are among the many members who will be represented at Taste of the Lymes.
foods from member restaurants will be offered, and Ken Turcotte of The Divine Wine Emporium is selecting a sampling of wines for tasting.
Tickets are $20 per person at the door. For additional information, visit www.visitoldlyme.com, or send an e-mail to: email@lolcc.com.

5:00 pm

Cinco de Mayo Night

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

tacos and fajitas and appropriate beverages; $6, $3 children under 10.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

8:00 am

Buffet Breakfast Squad 113, first Sundays, O. Saybrook

Old Saybrook American Legion, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT

8-11 a.m., hosted by Squad 113; held the first Sunday of every month; $6, $3 children; (860) 388-9482.

1:00 pm

Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger

Colleg Woods Pavilion at East Rock Park, , New Haven, CT

2:00 pm

Walking Tour of the Hempstead Historic District

Hempsted Houses, 11 Hempsted St., New London, CT , 06320

walk led by Sally Ryan, New London city historian and Hempsted Houses historian, starts at the Joshua Hempsted House; $5, free for Connecticut Landmarks members.

8:00 am

Community First Sunday Breakfast Buffet

The American Legion Squad 113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT

$6; $3 children under 10. Benefits veterans and community programs.

8:30 am

John III Sobieski Breakfast

John III Sobieski Club, 10 Woodland Road, Deep River, CT , 06417

Cooked To Order Breakfast Including Bacon,Ham,Sausage,Kielbasa,Eggs Cooked To Order,Pancakes,White Wheat And Rye Toast

12:00 pm

Blessing of the Animals, May 5, Yantic

Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Chapel Hill Road, Yantic, CT

noon, bring animals and pets to receive prayer and blessing; Father Peter D'alesandre, Vicar of Grace Church, will preside at the short midday service; www.gracechurchyantic.org; (860) 887-2082.


1:00 pm

FREE Cooking Demonstration

FREE Cooking Demonstration; Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Healing Effects of Whole Foods

Set aside traditional notions of nutrition and enter a world of ancient healing traditions where your kitchen is your healer! Chef Bill Klar will prepare delicious dishes based solely on whole foods and explain how these foods can heal your body and restore your emotional balance.


Tilt Against CF: A Benefit for Athena Grey; Treasure Hill Farm, 523 Old Colchester Road, Salem, CT , 06420

Salem resident Athena Christine Grey is ten years old and lives with Cystic Fibrosis. She is presently awaiting a double lung transplant. Friends and family, with the help of Treasure Hill Farm, are trying to raise funds to support her family during Athena’s surgery and recovery.
On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can meet Athena at Treasaure Hill Farm at 523 Old Colchester Road in Salem during a jousting festival. Jousting competition, sword fighting, armourer demonstration, a Mates of States Performance and food, face painting and more for all ages.
Admission is $10, $5 for ages 5 to 11 and free to those age 4 and under.
For more information visit www.TreasureHillFarm.com.
To donate visit www.youcaring.com/athena_grey_2013.

3:00 pm

Cinco De Mayo Party

Village at Mariner's Point, 111 South Shore Dr. , East Haven , , 06512

The Harbor at the Village at Mariner’s Point is celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a party!
When: May 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
Where: The Harbor at the Village at Mariner’s Point
Please RSVP to Roberta Schwartz @ 203-467-0067 or by email to rschwartz@benchmarkquality.com

Misc. Events

12:00 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Besito!

Besito , 46 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT , 06107

Besito will be gearing up for Cinco de Mayo with buy one get one margaritas from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 29th through Friday, May 3rd. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 5th there will be festive food and drink specials and giveaways. Guests can enter to win one of two grand prizes. The specials and prizes are as follows:

Grand prize #1:
“Yo Adoro el Tequila” Basket
with gifts from Besito and Patron tequila

Grand prize #2:
Dinner for 6 at Besito

Specials on the 5th of May

Lobster Queso Fundido Fiesta Appetizer $14
Fresh Maine lobster with tinga and rajas topped with queso Oaxaca cheese

Premium Patron Platinum Tamarindo Margarita $22
Passion Fruit Cointreau Noir Orange Liquor


2:00 pm

Worlds of Dance Concert

Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT

Cost: $3 ($2 for Wesleyan students).

4:00 pm

'Singing by the Sea: 30 Years of the Shoreline Chorale'

First Congreagational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT

Donation: $15 to 20.

2:00 pm

'Spring Is Here: A Jazz Celebration of Springtime'

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

7:00 pm

PB and J

Steak Loft, Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

3:00 pm

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

Part of the George Flynn Classical Concert series. Tickets required.

3:00 pm

Musical Masterworks Season Finale Concerts

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT

Tickets: $35 ($5 for students).

4:00 pm

Frederick Lee Lecture

Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT

Lecture on “Postcards from the Shore, 1900-1950: A Summertime Sampler from the CLEMA Collection.” Cost: $5 ($4 for Madison Historical Society members, $2 for students and children).

4:00 pm

The Shoreline Ringers

First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT

Part of the Joyful Noise! concert series.

4:00 pm

Singing by the Sea: the Shoreline Chorale Celebrates 30 Years with Trumpets, Chimes, and Song

Singing by the Sea: the Shoreline Chorale Celebrates 30 Years with Trumpets, Chimes, and Song; First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT , 06443

The Shoreline’s Own Shoreline Chorale will celebrate its 30 year anniversary with an exciting concert program, “Singing by the Sea: 30 Years of the Shoreline Chorale”. Favorite selections from past years include “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Faure and “i thank you God” by Elliot Z. Levine on poetry by e.e. cummings. Additional sets include pieces about the sea and on singing. Composers include Vecchi, Schubert, Vaughn Williams, Paulus, Chilcott, and Moses Hogan. The audience will participate in singing Jeremy Bankston’s “How Can I Keep from Singing”, which includes trumpets and hand chimes.

The Shoreliners Quintet will perform "A-Rovin”, a traditional sea chanty arranged by chorale member Charles Houlihan. Featured instrumentalist, trumpeter Eric Gerhardt, will perform Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets. Mr. Gerhardt also serves as band director at Westbrook High School.

The chorale’s Music Director Rachael Allen also serves as director of choral music at Westbrook High School, and accompanist Joyce Baxter also serves as music director at the Clinton Congregational Church.

The concert will be performed on Sunday, May 5 at 4pm at the First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane. Donation is $15 to $20. A reception will follow.

2:00 pm

Scholarship Coffee House Concert

Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, RI


3:00 pm

Sketches of Spain

Mystic Congregational Church, E. Main Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

The Mystic River Chorale, directed by Frank Martignetti, is pleased to present Sketches of Spain, music for Chorus and Classical guitar. Includes works of Carillo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco,Villa-Lobos, Van, and others.

Tickets may be purchased by members, at the door, or by contacting the Chorus Manager at 860-460-1487.

7:00 pm

Power to the WesKorean Drumming Beats

World Music Hall, 40 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT

Cost: $3 ($2 for Wesleyan students).


1:00 pm

Madison Land Conservation Trust Birding Hike

Neck River Uplands North, Trailhead on Pricess Drive, Madison, CT

6:00 am

Bright and Early Bird Walk

Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach State Park - Route1, Madison, CT

Bring binoculars and bird guides.


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


3:00 pm

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

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

Cost: $16 ($10 for children).

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

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.

4:00 pm

The Protest of Pharaoh's Daughter

First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) announces the production of The Protest of Pharaoh’s Daughter running from May 3 – May 11 at First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St, Mystic, CT. Sunday May 5th performance at 4pm. For more information and to purchase tickets please go to www.emersontheatercollaborative.org, Ticket Leap or call (860) 705-9711.

The Protest of the Pharaoh's Daughter, written by Amy Reifsnyder and directed by Theresa Broach is set in Ancient Egypt, and is a story about the Pharaoh’s daughter, her relationship with her father, and his treatment of the Hebrew Nation. Starring Claudia McCoy

They play explores life questions still pertinent today: What happens when a woman risks losing her social status, her faith community, and her family to do what is right?

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