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July 9

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Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Artist Opening Reception

Artist Opening Reception; Studio M, llc, 29 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

This month we will have our artist opening on Thursday July 3rd. Normally we participate in the First Friday strolls in Mystic but since Friday is the holiday, we will be closed. We've moved the opening so more of you can attend! Please stop in to see Jennifer's beautiful landscape paintings. Studio M, llc welcomes aqward winning Plein Air Oil Painter Jennifer Holmes to the Gallery. The show runs July 1st through the 30th during shop hours. Studio M is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. www.studiomframing.com

9:00 am

John Sargent Solo Art Show

Fiddleheads Food Coop - Cafe, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

JOHN SARGENT – paintings & monoprints with themes based upon nature and often created with tools repurposed from nature

11:00 am

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 103rd Annual Juried Show

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 103rd Annual Juried Show consists of juried artworks from Connecticut artists of all mediums, including photography, sculpture, graphic arts, and painting. CAFA is a non-profit arts organization established in 1910 by a group of renowned Connecticut artists. Their mission is to promote the art of area members. Opening reception Thursday June 26, 6-8pm.

10:00 am

Inside the Natural World of Jan Beekman

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06320

on view June 14, 2014 – January 5, 2015. The works in this exhibition reveal the artist’s deep immersion in the natural phenomena of his immediate environment, the woodlands of Southeastern Connecticut. His paintings evoke a sense of wonder as viewers, too, become absorbed in the subtle textures, graceful shapes, and vibrant colors of the natural world.
860.443.2545 x129 or info@lymanallyn.org

10:00 am

-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition

-American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Visitors of all ages will enjoy this summer exhibition of work by the country’s premier maritime artists, on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful sky-lit galleries. A juried exhibition of marine art by the Association’s member artists will be on view simultaneously. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1 pm-5pm.

9:00 am

-Studio 33 presents "Life's a Beach"

-Studio 33 presents Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio33 presents “Life’s a Beach”, a collection of paintings by local artists Gigi Mezzo Genovese and Andrea Wiley. Both women focus their paintings on shoreline centric scenes; with Andrea highlighting the beauties of the marshes, beach & lighthouses, while Gigi focuses on making the everyday beach scenes playful, something you might otherwise overlook. The medium each women works in panders particularly well to their individual styles, with bright saturated acrylics in Gigi’s cheerful scenes and soft, thick oil paints capturing Andrea’s peaceful viewpoint. The show is not one to miss, running from July 2nd through the 30th.

10:00 am

Within and Withou

The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

New sculptures and drawings highlighting the mechanics of two-dimensional art and the secret life of frames by Essex native Jasper Goodrich. Opening reception on Thursday, June 12th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

9:00 am

The Bison: An American Icon

Mashantucket Pequot Museum , 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT

This exhibit is held Saturday, June 28-Saturday, October 18 and explores the dramatic changes that occurred to bison and its habitat, and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. The Bison features Plains Indian objects, contemporary Native art, popular culture items, small models and sculptures, natural history materials, and vivid images. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. This exhibition was organized by the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT and has been made possible through NEH on the

Author Events

7:00 pm

Mathew Duman, The Gargoyles of Yale University

Atwater Memorial Library, 1720 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT


7:00 pm

Linden Shore District Board Meeting

Branford Community House, 46 Church St., Branford , CT

2:00 pm

New Horizons Band of SE CT, Wednesdays, Noank

Noank Fire House, Elm Street to Mosher St., Noank, CT

2 p.m., Bob Clowes leads sessions for beginner adults and out-of-practice musicians; $5 per session; (860) 334-4677.

12:00 pm

Field of Greens Farmers' Market

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Montauk Avenue, New London, CT


7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Every Wed.

7:00 pm

Bingo, June 25-Sept. 11, Old Lyme

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

6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., game starts; $12; every Wednesday night from June 25-Sept. 11; sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-3745 or (860) 225-9458.

8:30 am

City of Groton Historical Artifacts Display

City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

Displays of city-related memorabilia from the private collection of Town Historian Jim Streeter. More info at cityofgroton.com. Runs June 12th-August 14th.

5:00 pm

Strength Training, Mon/Wed, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., $60 per 8-week session; open to all; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

7:00 pm

Family Bingo, Wednesdays, Gales Ferry

Gales Ferry Fire Company, 1772 Route 12, Gales Ferry, , 06335

7 p.m. Gales Ferry Firehouse, Route 12; doors open at 4 p.m. with bingo cards sold starting at 6 p.m.; open to all ages but sealed ticket purchasers must be 18 or older; proceeds benefit Ledyard Lions charities; free.

9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Wednesdays

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-10 a.m., Zumba Lite;
11:30 a.m.-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
2:30-3:45 p.m., tai chi;
(860) 599-3285.

*8:30-11:30 a.m., wellness appointments with Nurse Judy from the Visiting Nurses Association, the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

7:00 pm

Mysticalligraphers Workshop

Mystic and Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic, CT , 06355

Mysticalligraphers monthly meetings on the 2nd Wed. : 860-536-8477

4:00 pm

Heart Healthy Fitness, Mon/Wed/Fri, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., $72 per 8-week session; open to all; Mon. Wed. and Fri.; rainmr@aol.com; (860) 441-6785.

9:30 am

Needle Works Group, Wednesdays, E.Lyme

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

9:30-noon, join fellow crafters to work on projects, socialize, and share advice and patterns; free; (860) 739-6926.

6:30 pm

Killingworth Women's Organiztion monthly meetings

Killingworth Women's Organiztion monthly meetings; Killingworth Public Library, 301 Connecticut 81, Killingworth, , 06419

Come join great women doing great things in our community. Anyone in local towns are truly welcomed! The Killingworth Women's Organization holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Killingworth Library, Route 81 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm or learn more at info@kwoct.org.

9:30 am

Annual Senior Art Show, July 9, E.Lyme

East Lyme Community Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., limit of 2 pieces of artwork; (860) 739-5859.

June 30: Deadline for artwork to be in
July 8: Judging

7:00 pm

Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter and Full of Surprises, July 9, E.Lyme

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

7 p.m., Zachary Lamothe's newly published work; (860) 739-6926.

10:00 am


BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites adults to take part in Groundbreaking Reads, our Adult Online Summer Reading Program. Earn a raffle ticket for each book review you submit. Log on to the library’s home page, http://billmemorial.org. Click on “Summer Reading”, then choose the “Literary Elements” tab for adults. Create an account and begin entering your reviews on Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, August 9. Readers can also submit book reviews in person to the library. Winners of the prize drawing will be notified in mid-August. The more you read the more chances to win! Call the library at 860-445-0392 for more information. The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument St., next to the Groton Monument and historic Fort Griswold.

5:00 pm

Summer of Science Movie Series

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Contact: mfecteau@plnl.org 860-447-1411 mfecteau@plnl.org

Join us every Wednesday in the summer for our summer movie series. List of movies TBA.
Location: Community Room

12:00 pm

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's

The Essex Steam Train Presents: The Roaring 20's; The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, One Railroad Avenue , Essex, CT , 06426

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat was proud to launch the Roaring 20's year theme on Saturday, June 14th in conjunction with the Connecticut Office of Tourism's 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day.

Throughout the day, attendees will step back in time upon entering the station, and will experience an era themed authentic car show (six parked vehicles), meet characters from the decade, take a journey on the train, and much, much more! There are endless photo opportunities throughout the day including relaxing in an authentic living room, posing with Roaring 20's characters, and taking a ride aboard the locomotive.

9:30 am

Healthy Living Expo, July 9, Norwich

Norwich Technical High School, 7 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., transportation provided; free; (860) 739-5859.

2:00 pm

Line Dancing, July 9 (7 weeks), E.Lyme

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

2-3 p.m.,first in 7 week session taught by Carla Chacho; $21; $23 non-residents; call to register (860) 739-5859.

5:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Norwich, Wednesdays

Backus Hospital, 326 Washington Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues


9:00 am

Fiddle Camp

Fiddle Camp, 3 Kingswood Drive , North Stonington, CT

The Fiddle Camp of Southeastern Connecticut is a creative environment to encourage the discovery of new techniques and music and to enhance learned repertoire in Suzuki and Fiddle methods. The Fiddle Camp provides group violin lessons focusing on Suzuki books I through 4, as well as Cape Breton fiddle, Appalachian fiddle and Improv/Jazz. All ages and levels are welcome and foster an appreciation for different styles and skill levels through positive reinforcement. The core intention of this program is to share the joy of music.
FIDDLE CAMP DATES: Monday - Friday JULY 7-11th, 2014 9am-4pm
Fee is $375 for the full week
For more info please contact Ashley Jones at (860) 235-1478
in North Stonington, CT
or visit www.ashleyjonesviolin.com

Art Lecture with Professor Robert Baldwin; Old Lyme - Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library presents a lecture by Professor Robert Baldwin of Connecticut College at 7 p.m. July 9. Building on the current contemporary fiction writer Donna Tartt’s success with her latest best seller, “The Goldfinch,” Baldwin will share with audiences the historical facts surrounding the famous work by Carel Fabritius along with two related Dutch paintings (Vermeer, Girl with the Pearl Earring, and an exotic still Life by Kalf) which touch on larger issues raised by the Goldfinch. His talk will explore the unique blend of humble, everyday subjects and high aestheticism in Dutch Baroque art.
The program is free. The library is located at 2 Library Lane, off Lyme Street and can be reached at (860) 434-1684.


6:00 pm

Westbrook Firemen’s Carnival

Ted Lane Field, Rte. 1, Westbrook, CT

Free admission and parking. Wristbands available.


12:30 pm

Einstein Hours

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

Tangram stories? Paper airplane challenges? Giant bubbles? Synthetic polymers, made by you? Stop by for an ever-changing assortment hands-on activities, cool crafts, and games, led by our awesome Teen Leaders. For ages 5 & up. Drop-in.

6:00 pm

Crystal Mall and K&M All Star Sports Host an Autograph Signing with Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker Bryan Braman!

Crystal Mall , 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, , 06385

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Bryan Braman will be at Crystal Mall to meet and greet fans as well as sign autographs for Eagles fanatics!
Fans can learn more by calling K&M All Star Sports at 860-772-2041.

9:00 am

Finding the First Americans-CRM Summer Adventure Camp

Finding the First Americans-CRM Summer Adventure Camp; Bushnell Farm, 1445 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

July 7 – 11

Ages 9—12

Bushnell Farm’s wigwam is the base for this week’s exploration of Connecticut Native American life. Spend a week exploring the art, culture and daily life of Native Americans in the 1600s. Find out how Native Americans and early settlers related. Help prepare a tree to be a dugout canoe, make a wigwam model, create pottery and other containers, cook on an open fire and much more!

Registration Information:

Program Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Aftercare Available each day from 3:00 – 5:00pm


CRM Family Members and above: $235

Non Members: $250

Aftercare Fee:


To Register: You can purchase camp online at the Summer Adventure Camp section of the Museum Shop

10:30 am


Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St., East Haven, CT

Registration required.

6:30 pm

Fizz Boom Read: Book Discussions

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

“Science Verse Science Verse.” From the creators of Math Curse, a poetic homage to science! After the discussion, participate in several hands-on book-related experiments. Copies of Science Verse will be available June 16th. Registration is required and opens June 16th. For ages 8 & up, with adult friend/relative. This program was made possible by the generosity of Andrew Eder.

10:30 am

Happy Feet

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

Are you ready to dance? This class for the younger set will be led by Diane Elder, director of Norwich’s own 3D Dance Studio. Wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited, and registration is required and opens June 16th. For ages 4-6. Thank you, Diane Elder and the 3D Dance Studio.

Misc. Events

9:00 am

Cholesterol, HDL, Blood Sugar Screening

VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

VNA Community Healthcare hosts a monthly clinic the second Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - noon at their 753 Boston Post Road location.
Get immediate results and nurse counseling. Cost is $35 for a full lipid profile plus glucose. Participants must be fasting.

Call 203.458.4351 for an appointment (required). More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org.

10:00 am

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods

Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods; Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Exhibit of reproduction trade goods given to the Menuncatuck tribe by the Guilford colonists. Part of the 375th Celebration of the Whitfield House and Guilford. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Included with admission. Free parking.


6:00 pm

Rock the Docks, Summer Concert Series

Howard T. Brown Park , Chelsea Harbor Dr., Norwich, CT

Summer concerts featuring local entertainment on the scenic waterfront.

6:30 pm

P.J. Tautkus at Bill's Seafood

Bill's Seafood, 548 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, CT , 06498

P.J. Tautkus will be performing solo at Bill's Seafood Restaurant at the outside Dolly Rose bar.

8:00 pm

Music / Karaoke

The Burger Beast Tavern, 350 east Main St, Clinton, CT , 06413

Singing and Dancing at the Burger Beast every Wed, Fri. Sat. And Sunday
Great time great food and drinks

9:00 pm

Bulkeley House Karaoke

 Bulkeley House Karaoke; Bulkeley House Saloon, 111 Bank Street, New London, CT

Join DJC Productions Entertainment for Karaoke every Thursday Night from 9p to close! Bulkeley House features a HUGE outdoor patio with 2 bars and 15 HDTV's to watch your favorite sports game! Come sing a tune and enjoy a cocktail! Hope to see you there!

5:30 pm

Music at the Mansion

Music at the Mansion; Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill, 421 Wadsworth St, Middletown, CT , 06457

A Month of Music at the Mansion

Middletown, CT. The Friends of Long Hill Estate will once again host their ‘Music at the Mansion’ series in July at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. Opening the 2014 Series on July 2nd will be Goza. On July 9th Eight to the Bar will return to entertain the crowd. Lonely Heartstring Band will perform on the 16th. On July 23rd Brass will be on stage and closing out the season on July 30th will be the Middletown Symphonic Band.

The concerts begin at 6:30 and are free to the public. The grounds will be open for picnicking at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be at the Mansion, at the Wilbert Snow School, 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road. Concerts will be held in light rain, or the threat of showers. Concerts will be cancell

7:00 pm

The Rosenthals

Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven, CT


8:15 pm

-Ugly Lies the Bone

-Ugly Lies the Bone; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Jess returns from war severely burned, only to find her Floridian hometown in a state of decay. With the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she desperately tries to restore her relationships, her home, and all that was lost.

8:00 pm

The White City

The White City; Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Chicago, 1893. The city hosts the World’s Columbian Exposition. Change is palpable: all in attendance hope to propel society into a shining new era. We follow Lucy, a rambunctious sharpshooter from Buffalo Bill's Wild West, as she explores the Fair, thrilled by the fast-paced modernity of city life. But trouble simmers beneath the façade of the shimmering “White City” when young women begin to go missing, as Henry Howard Holmes, a local doctor, exploits the innovations presented at the fair for his own demented purposes. Loosely based on the true story of America’s first recognized serial killer, The White City explores all of the delightful (and deadly) possibilities that accompany the introduction of new technology.

8:00 pm

Phantom of the Paradise - Movie Screening

Phantom of the Paradise - Movie Screening; Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, New London, , 06320

Admission $5

Rock opera version of The Phantom of the Opera which also serves as a dark satire of the music business. Notorious record tycoon Swan has sold his soul to the devil for eternal youth and success - 20 years ago. Swan's current scheme is to steal the music from meek composer Winslow Leach to celebrate the opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. While trying to stop Swan, Leach becomes the victim of a freak accident that leaves him horribly disfigured. He takes refuge in the cavernous Paradise, hiding his mangled face beneath an eerie mask and planning gruesome vengeance upon Swan - and everyone else who has hurt him. Written by Max Davison

(1974, 92 min)

7:30 pm

"Fiddler on the Roof"

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

tickets start at $27, all prices subject to change based on availability; (860) 873-8668.

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