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September 29

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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.

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

Land and Sea:

Land and Sea:; Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

The show featuring work by local artists Lizbeth McGee and Susan B. Stafford will run from Sept 4-30. There will be a meet&greet with the artists on Sept 15 from 1-3.

Liz has been involved in creating for years. Her life journey is a lot like painting. “The best quality about this medium,” says Liz, “is its ability to surprise. And that is its truest parallel to life. The greatest test is learning how to make something beautiful out of it.” Liz captures the area’s soul in her soft, wispy watercolors.

Susan has also been involved in art for years. Moving with her naval officer husband she traveled around, before settling back in the area to their satisfaction. Teaching art and exhibiting locally Susan strives to capture the heart of the area that captures visitors and locals alike.

9:00 am

Art of Robert Hauschild

East Lyme Public Library and Senior Center, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT , 06357

East Lyme Public Library and Senior Center Complex, 39 Society Road, East Lyme. Local scenes in acrylic and watercolor, through September 30. (860)739-6926

12:00 pm

Artist exhibition

The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Arts at the Branford House Mansion. University of Connecticut at Avery Point Campus., 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Antonio Nuñez: Latin Network for the Visual Arts 2013 Artist of the Year – printing, assemblage and collage by Cuban artist.through Oct. 27; (860)405-9052; www.lnva.us.

10:00 am

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06320

Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan through June 5, 2014. The exhibit looks at how whaling, —its myths and reality, risk and reward, —left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

9:00 am

Connecticut College Art Faculty Exhibition

Connecticut College, Cummings Arts Center, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Department of Art presents two unique exhibitions by two of the department’s newest faculty members, Assistant Professors of Art Nadav Assor and Chris Barnard. The captivating new show comprises Assor’s “Ruins of the Map” and Barnard’s “Engagement Party.” There will be an artist reception open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m., with an artist talk in the galleries from 4:15 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the art department at 860-439-2740.

Author Events

4:00 pm

Meet Author and Humorist Eileen Kaplan

Meet Author and Humorist Eileen Kaplan; Books & Boos Bookstore, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, author Eileen Kaplan will be at Books & Boos, 514 Westchester Road, Colchester, on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 6 PM.

Eileen is the author of Laughter is the Breast Medicine, a book she wrote after she had a successful bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer in June 2005. Through her ordeal, Eileen realized that she was able to cope with this deadly disease through humor and positive thinking. For the past several years, since the inception and “coming out” of her book in October, 2009, Eileen has spoken about her experience to thousands of women and men in the USA and Canada. She now uses her own positive outlook in her speeches and has become anoted motivational speaker and humorist, lighting up the room with her engaging sense of humor.

2:00 pm

David Rau, Florence Griswold Museum, at Essex Books, Sunday, Sept 22, 2pm

David Rau, Florence Griswold Museum, at Essex Books, Sunday, Sept 22, 2pm; Essex Books at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06442

David Rau, Florence Griswold Museum, will speak at Essex Books on Sunday, September 22, 2-3pm!

The Florence Griswold Museum has combined its very popular Wee Faerie Village with the American classic, The Wizard of Oz, to help tell its own story. Why? There are some interesting similarities between these two wonderful aspects of American culture as well as between the namesake Florence Griswold and L. Frank Baum, the author of Oz.

Join David D.J. Rau, the Museum's Director of Education & Outreach (and the wizard behind the popular Wee Faerie events) as he explains the thought process behind this year's Wee Faerie Village in the Land of Oz. You will also learn about the exciting programs connected to this month-long celebration.

4:00 pm

Tommy Greenwald, Jack Strong Takes a Stand

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

Registration required.


8:00 am

The Big E

1305 Memorial Blvd. , , West Springfield , MA

The Big E — The Big E is the largest state fair in New England, to which people from all over the country travel to see; this 17 day event has a little bit of something for everyone with hundreds of typical fair fried food and beer stands, vendor booths, games, rides, shows, a circus, and more. Gate opens at 8 a.m., Most exhibits and buildings open 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; runs through Sept 29 at 1305 Memorial Blvd., West Springfield, Mass.; $15 adults, $10 ages 6-12 and free to kids 5 and under; ticket packages availbable; (413) 205-5115, TheBigE.com.

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.

12:00 pm

Blessing of the Animals

Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

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

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

4:00 pm

Avery-Copp Fundraising Gala, Sept. 29

Avery Copp House, 154 Thames St., Groton, CT

4-6 p.m., a sunset afternoon of wine and micro-brew beer tasting; sample fresh Connecticut Grown clams and oysters; live music; donations welcome; RSVP by calling (860) 445-1637.

11:00 am

Branford VFW Cook-off

Branford VFW, 99 Indian Neck Avenue, Branford, CT

For veterans interested in joining the VFW. Cost: $20 (waived upon enrollment).

11:00 am

Book Sale

Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

Benefits the library.

6:00 am

Essay/Art Contest for ages 6 to 26

Essay/Art Contest for ages 6 to 26; Community Prison Awareness & Prevention Gathering, 3 Garvin Street, New London, , 06320

Topic "What am I doing to prevent crime in my community? Essay must be under two pages and can be typed, written or drawn. Deadline October 11th. Include your name, age, and contact information. Prizes for best entries! Mail to Shiloh Baptist Church Attn: Prison Ministry, 1 Garvin Street, New London, CT.

1:00 pm

A Day of Wine & Roses

Forget-Me-Not Flower Shop, 39 State STreet, North Haven, CT

Benefits the North Haven Rotary Club.

8:00 am


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

free; (860) 961-8714.

8:00 pm

Karaoke at The Moose

Karaoke at The Moose; New London Moose Lodge Social Quarters, 72 Central Ave ,, new london, , 06320

come on out for dancing and singing every Sunday @ the New London Moose Club...

9:30 am

Michael Daly 5K Run/Walk to Cure Diabetes

Fort Saybrook Monument Park, Rte. 154, Old Saybrook, CT


1:30 pm

'The Stony Creek Quarry and the Age of Granite'

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

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.


8:00 am

Working Waterfront Festival

Working Waterfront Festival; Working Waterfront Festival, Merrill's Wharf (Route 18), New Bedford, MA , 02742

An award winning, family friendly event celebrating the history and culture of New England's commercial fishing industry featuring live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, vessel and harbor tours, fisherman’s contests, author readings, film screenings, local seafood, festival bookstore, maritime artisans marketplace & more. The FREE festival presents all that goes into bringing seafood from the ocean to the table in a way that is hands-on, educational and fun.

The 2013 Festival marks the ten year anniversary of the event and provides us with an opportunity to consider how commercial fishing and coastal communities have changed over the past ten years. The event is held rain or shine. Parking is free of charge.

5:00 pm

KCBS State Championship BBQ Chef Competition

New London's Waterfront Park, State and Water streets, New London, CT

Grilling and BBQ contest open to all

9:00 am

Durham Fair

Durham Fairgrounds, 24 Town House Road, Durham, CT

8:00 am

Renaissance Faire

Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave. , Norwich, CT , 06360

15th annual Faire is an enchanted recreation of an old-world harvest festival as one might have been during the Middle Ages; jousting, free-flight falconry demonstrations, armored combat, comedy, archery, games of skill, feasting on turkey legs, shopping and more; Sat. and Sun through Oct. 20; $17, $10 ages 7-15, free for ages 6 and under; www.ctfaire.com, (860) 478-5954 for more information.


11:00 am

First Friends:Rhyme Time and Play Group

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, finger plays, and other activities for the very young, then stay (or not) for a one-hour play group. Ages newborn - 2 years. Drop-in; no registration required.

2:00 pm

'A Fairy of Your Own'

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

for children.

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.

2:00 pm

Kick-off Celebration for R.J. Press

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


3:00 pm

Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Art Center, 300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Featuring music of The Civil War and Phantom of the Opera
Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert, Sunday, Sept. 29, 3:00 pm in the Kate, Katharine Hepburn Cultural Art Center, 300 Main St. Old Saybrook. The male chorus is conducted by Barry Asch, Selections include: Gospel, Spirituals and Solos & Hill Top Four, Barbershop. Tickets $16, call Box Office, 877-503-1286, Open Tuesday thru Friday 10:00AM to 2:00PM, thekate.org

7:00 pm

Opera Appreciation

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St, Branford, CT


1:00 pm

Foliage Cruises on the Connecticut River

Foliage Cruises on the Connecticut River; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Sail into Fall! Board the historic schooner Mary E at the Connecticut River Museum in beautiful Essex, CT and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the river while taking in the fall foliage. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, and BYOB. Sails leave daily (excluding Wednesdays) at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00, and include museum admission. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 860-767-8269 for more information or to make a reservation. Through October 31st.

9:00 am

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT

Registration 9am; Walk 10am.
Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.

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.

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.

5:00 pm

The Land Conservation Process: From Acquisition to Stewardship

La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT

The Avalonia Land Conservancy is excited to host an educational and informational event at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 29 at the La Grua Center in Stonington, CT entitled "The Land Conservation Process: From Acquisition to Stewardship".

The topics that will be discussed include; strategic conservation planning, types of land acquisition, acquisition project selection, sources of acquisition funding, benefits to land owners and stewardship of acquired properties.

We would like to thank those local businesses that have been very generous in helping to support this event as premier sponsors: Russ Burgess of Charles Schwab in Mystic, CT, The DogWatch Cafe and the Aquarion Water Company in Stonington, CT.

Wine, non-alcoholic beverages and light appetizers will be served after the event.


9:00 am

2nd Annual Run the Gauntlet

2nd Annual Run the Gauntlet; Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT , 06443

Join Trailblazer and The North Face for the 2nd Annual Run the Gauntlet 5K Obstacle Race. The race will take place Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT. Participants will attempt to conquer 10+ obstacles as they run 3.1 miles along trails and the beach.

After the race participants are invited to stay around to enjoy our post-race beach party. There will be live music, food, and refreshments. Thimble Island Brewing Company will be on hand to serve up a beer garden with local, well balance, traditional crafted beers. Participants will also be able to enjoy fresh pizza from the Old World Pizza Truck.


2:00 pm


Immaculate Conception Church , 111 High St. , Westerly, RI

written, produced and directed by Eugene J. Celico, founder and Artistic Director of Stage Door Theater Company; also, Sept. 13–15, 19–22, and 26–29 and 2 p.m. Sun. through Sept. 29; $14; (401) 426-0848.

3:00 pm

Cappella Cantorum

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

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