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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.

11:00 am

Exhibition, Paul Batch & Caleb Stone, Art Gallery at the Mill House, Sep 2013

Exhibition, Paul Batch & Caleb Stone, Art Gallery at the Mill House, Sep 2013; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 West Main St., Chester, CT , 06412

Paul is drawn to the beauty of transitional moments in time...twilight, a passing storm, the moon rising. In part, this beauty comes from the frailty of the moment. These moments do not last, but while they are here, they should be appreciated. He shows his appreciation by painting these moments and sharing them with you.

Caleb studied Art at the Lyme Academy in Connecticut and since then has been regularly teaching, traveling and painting. He works in both oil and watercolor and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the John Stobart Fellowship Award, the New England Heritage Award, and the Wood Award for Excellence in Watercolor.

10:00 am

Celebrating Lyme's Beauty

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

The 3rd Annual Celebrating Lyme's Beauty event, co-organized by the Lyme Art Association, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, will showcase works created in around the Pleasant Valley Preserve, a large nature preserve in Lyme with frontage on the “Wild and Scenic” Eight Mile River.
A special opening reception will be held at the Lyme Art Association on Friday, July 12 from 6 – 8pm at the Lyme Art Association, free and open to the public, with tax-free shopping that night and all day on Saturday, July 13.

10:00 am

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Kitty Wales: Lionfish; The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT , 06320

Fascinated by the anatomy and movement of living creatures, Kitty Wales creates sculpture and installation art based on her direct observations of animals. She has traveled to the Scottish Hebrides to study wild goats, the Spanish Pyrenees to observe bearded vultures, and the Caribbean to document reef sharks in their underwater habitat. As part of a collaboration between the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Mystic Aquarium, Wales visited the Aquarium to observe their collection of marine life, taking photographs and preparing sketches that would later fuel her creations in the studio. Inspired by the textural, feathery forms of the lionfish, Wales then set to work envisioning a site-specific installation intended for the Lyman Allyn. Three larger-than-life lionfish sculptures constructed of welded steel, heavy paper, and recycled pencils will transform the gallery into a “deep-sea” environment for visitors of all ages.

9:00 am

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum

New London County Days At Mashantucket Pequot Museum; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Residents of Norwich, Preston and Narragansett will receive 50% of museum admission.
Proof of address required at check in.

Author Events

5:00 pm

"Environmental Connection" Book Release & Signing

Perks & Corks, 62 High Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Keith Cowley’s “Environmental Connection” Book Release to be Held at Perks & Corks

Westerly, RI, August 26, 2013 — After a year of planning and development, local author Keith M. Cowley is set to release his new book “Environmental Connection- A New-Native Initiative” at Perks & Corks this Sunday (September 1st). The work is a look back on a year immersion into Nature, in partnership with the Westerly Land Trust. For 6-8 hours each and every day, Cowley inserted himself mindfully in one of 6 land trust properties attempting fine-tune his language on how he maintains a connection with his environment. Selections from his journals showcase unique experiences and humbling encounters with local wildlife in their element.


Thomas Lee House Grounds , Route 156, East Lyme, CT

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thomas Lee House Museum, 228 West Main St., Niantic; also Sun.; eastlymehistoricalsociety.org.

8:00 am

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

The General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the area, featuring antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, tools, new merchandise--and this year--a new indoor boutique. Food available on the premises.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays, 8 a.m.-3p.m., now through Columbus Day. Early birds are not only welcome, they are encouraged!
Free for browsers & buyers. $2. visitor parking fee Summer Sundays only.

5:30 pm

OCD Support Group

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT

860-575-9593 for information or questions.

Beach Donut Fundraiser, 7/6-9/2 (Sat./Sun), O.Lyme

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-2871.

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.

8:00 am


Calvary Chapel, 236 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

free; (860) 961-8714.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

232nd Anniversary of the Battle of Groton Heights; Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., , New London, CT , 06320

Fort Trumbull State Park, New London and Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Groton; optional tour of Fort Trumbull State Park and Visitor Center; Wreath Laying Ceremony and Musket Salute 11 a.m. Fort Trumbull; walking tour of the Fort at Fort Griswold, 2 p.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony and Musket Salute at 3:30 p.m.; final ceremony and musket salute at the gravesite of Col. William Ledyard at the Col. Ledyard Cemetery in Groton; no charge for any activities other then the optional tour of Fort Trumbull; (203) 323-8804.

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

General Stanton Inn Fleamarket

The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

The fleamarket, located on nearly 7 tree-lined acres of the historic Inn, is open every week, late April through Columbus Day (Oct 14) this year, on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays. Hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and there is no admission charged for buyers and browsers. A parking fee of $2. is charged on peak Summer Sundays. Food and beverages are available on-site. The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket still has some of its 10 x 20 feet vendor spaces available for both one-day "tag salers"& long-term vendors.401-364-8888


11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Please join our award winning tours as we begin our second year! Tours are every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and continue through September.

Our student guides will lead you through 374 years of American History and Architecture.

The tours were awarded the “Best of New England” designation in 2013 by Yankee Magazine.

For further information, please visit www.historicguilford.org or call (203)233-1026.

Tickets are sold online, at local stores on the Green or by the guides prior to the tours. All tours start and finish at the Guilford Town Hall.

11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Historic Guilford Walking Tours, Town Hall, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Please come for a scenic and informative tour of Historic Downtown Guilford. Join our award winning student guides for a 90 minute History tour at 11:00a.m or Architecture tour at 2 p.m. All tours start in front of the Guilford Town Hall at 31 Park Street.


5:00 pm

16th Annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival

16th Annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival; Ninigret Park, 4890 Old Post Rd., Route 1, Charlestown, RI

Friday 5pm- midnight, Saturday noon-midnight, and Sunday noon-midnight
a three-day, three-night celebration that attracts over 10,000 roots music fans to Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI. Four performance stages, dance workshops, and family-friendly activities are included in the price of admission.

Hosted by Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole and featuring Taj Mahal Trio, Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses, Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band, Los Texmaniacs, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys, Holly Williams and dozens of top performers from all over the country. Regional food, shopping and on-site camping also available. www.rhythmandroots.com

7:00 pm

Fireworks Extravaganza at Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, , 06382

Mohegan Sun is making a bang this summer, and a big one, as they host three large Hot Summer Fun parties on the rooftop of the Riverview Garage. Open to all ages, the fun kicks off at 5:00pm and includes games for kids of all ages, carnival food favorites and samples of summer treats from CT based Farmers Cow, as well as Mohegan Sun’s Tiki Bar for guests 21+. These special celebrations will be held on Sunday, June 23rd to kick off Hot Summer Fun, on Thursday, July 25th and on Sunday, September 1st to wrap up summer. NOTE: Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Misc. Events

8:00 am

Flea Market

The General Stanton Inn and Fleamarket, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, , 02813

Some vendors at The General Stanton Inn Fleamarket in Charlestown believe they can tell when it's high tide at the local beaches(the "old-timey" way):when the waves of visitors shopping at the fleamarket suddenly retreat. Those same vendors suggest that at high tide this weekend(12:16 p.m. on Saturday,13th and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday,14th),it will be a good time to come to the Fleamarket and avoid the "sea of shoppers" that tend to flee the beaches and gather at the Fleamarket during the lower tide times (and lower wave times)of day.The General Stanton Inn, one of the oldest,largest and most popular outdoor fleamarkets in the area,is open Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays until Columbus Day. Hours:8a.m.-3p.m.,with early birds encouraged.Call 401-364-8888.FREE.$2.parking fee Sundays only.

9:30 am

East Lyme-Waterford Newcomers Club

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT , 06357

Women welcome from East Lyme, Waterford and surrounding areas. Group meets first Thursday of every month (Sept.through June) at Niantic Community Church (170 Pennsylvania Ave. Niantic) (basement door) from 9:30am to 11:00am. Monthly meetings are a time to socialize with other women and learn about our many monthly activities which include book group, ladies night out, morning and evening cards, and couples dinner group.


8:00 pm

Mystic Contra Dance

Mystic Contra Dance; Frohsinn Hall, 39 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT , 06355

Sat. May 25 and every 4th Saturday. Singles and Beginners welcome! The Mystic Contra Dance is informal and fun—live music, and the caller teaches every dance. You can learn the basic moves in fifteen minutes! Beginner lesson at 7:45. It's quite aerobic, so wear cool clothing and comfortable soft-soled shoes. Every 4th Saturday in Mystic. Look for Mystic Contra Dance on Facebook.


12:00 pm


DENISON FARM MARKET; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

On the grounds of the Denison Homestead, the Denison Farm Market meets 12 to 3 every Sunday, June thru October. It offers the finest locally-grown produce, eggs, meats, cheese, honey and maple syrup from areas farms, as well as regular and gluten-free baked goods. There is music weekly, guest vendors and demonstrations. Ample parking and on site hiking trails make this a perfect family-friendly destination for an afternoon in the Mystic area.

1:30 pm

Mary E Schooner Cruises

Mary E Schooner Cruises; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

Sail on the historic Mary E, a 1906 Schooner, in and around beautiful Essex and the lower Connecticut River! Departs every day of the week but Wednesdays, with 1.5 hr sails at 1:30 and 3:30 (26$ per person), and a two hour sunset cruise at 6:00 (30$ per person). Private charters also available. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and feel free to BYOB. Sails run through October. Museum admission included with cost of sail. Cruises leave from the Connecticut River Museum Docks.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended, 24 hour advance cancellation notice required. All cruises subject to weather.
Please visit http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/schooner-cruises/ for more information. Or call (860)767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation.

12:00 pm


Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

Visit the Denison Farm Market where vendors offer seasonal farm produce, plants and other local products including honey, syrup, corn meal, jams and jellies. Onsite hamburgers, hotdogs and homemade relishes are available at the Market from the Stonyledge Farm grill. Picnic tables under shaded tents allow Market patrons to enjoy lunch or a snack. Live fiddling and banjo music by Craig Edwards and his American Roots Music adds to the festive atmosphere.

10:00 am

Avalonia Invasive Plant Workshop

Avalonia Invasive Plant Workshop; Moore Woodlands, Capstan Avenue, Mystic, CT , 06355

Join Avalonia volunteers in an invasive plant species control event on Moore Woodlands in Mystic. A botanist will be on hand to guide volunteers in the identification and removal of wineberry, garlic mustard, euonymus and other habitat-damaging invasives. Avalonia will provide gloves, hand tools, bug spray, water and snacks. The event will start at 10 am and continue through mid-afternoon, but participants are welcome to join at at time, and stay as long or as short a time as they choose.


8:30 am

Heavenly Harp

Heavenly Harp; Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church street, Deep River, CT , 06417

The Heavenly Harp duo, featuring harpists, Karin and Joy Gunderson, will be performing during worship service at Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River on Sunday September 1st at 8:30 a.m. Joy Gunderson, at age eleven, was already performing the Handel Harp Concerto; and now at age 22, as one of the top three harpists in the Phoenix, AZ metro area, plays with professional mastery and sensitivity that will truly inspire you. Enjoy a combination of harp duets, solos, inspirational stories from Karin’s work as a hospice harpist and peaceful music featuring flute, and vocals along with harp.


2:00 pm


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

2 and 7:30 p.m. Wed. and 2 p.m. Sun.; through Sept. 1; $40, $35 seniors, $20 students; $15 children

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