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July 14

A total of 52 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

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.

5:00 pm

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

Reflections: 40 Years Along the River; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06412

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Connecticut River Museum. In honor of this milestone, the Museum will feature the exhibit Reflections: 40 Years along the River. The exhibit will explore the story of the Museum and highlight the many topics that CRM has explored through exhibits, programs and other activities.

Members are invited to join us the evening of July 11 from 5:00-7:00 for an opening reception, held in conjunction with the Museum’s Annual Meeting. The exhibition will be open to the public daily until October 13.

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.

11:00 am

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery

ALL NATURAL Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery; Spectrum Art Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

ALL NATURAL, an exhibition showcasing the work of artists and fine artisans who incorporate natural materials in their work opens at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store (June 27 - August 10). The exhibit includes macro photography of the natural world and fine art and crafts using materials such as sea and river glass, encaustic, wood, feathers, spider web, egg tempera and casein. During the six-week show, the Gallery offers free events to the public including a Family Day, Sunday, July 20, (1-5pm) with Art and Nature Workshops, Storytelling, Music and a Scavenger Hunt. Spectrum is the newest expansion of the non-profit arts organization Arts Center Killingworth, whose mission includes providing opportunities for emerging and established artists to display and sell their work.

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

Abby Lee Miller, Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned in Dance Class

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

Book purchase at R.J. is ticket to signing line.

Community

6:00 pm

Board of Governors Meeting, July 14, Groton

Branch 20 Fleet Reserve Association, 242 Thames St., Groton, CT

6 p.m., (860) 445-0731.

6:00 pm

Monthly PFLAG Meeting

Monthly PFLAG Meeting; Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT , 06340

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Southeastern CT
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month; potluck is at 6 p.m. meeting from 7-8:30
For more information, check www.pflagsect.org or email pflagsect@snet.net

7:00 pm

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting, 2nd Mondays, Niantic

American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 128, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

7 p.m., new members welcome; (860) 739-2107.

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.

9:00 am

E-Books and Your E-Reader, Mon/Tues/Friday, E.Lyme

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

Mondays, 5-9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon
Greg Rice will demonstrate use of the library's e-books; bring e-readers and questions; call to register for one-on-one help session; (860) 739-6926.

6:00 pm

Chess Club, Mondays, E.Lyme

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

6 p.m., all levels and ages; sets and boards provided; free; (860) 739-6926.

12:30 pm

Mah Jongg, 2014, Salem

Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road, Salem, CT

12:30 p.m., most Mondays, call to confirm enough players; drop in; (860) 859-1130.

7:00 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, O. Saybrook, Monday nights

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road (Rt. 154), Old Saybrook, CT , 06476

12 Step program of recovery for people with food issues

7:00 pm

College Disability Services, July 14, Norwich

Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT

7-8:15 p.m., a workshop for parents of TRCC students; Room C-101; presented by Chris Scarborough; free; (860) 215-9289.

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.

9:00 am

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Mondays

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

9-10 a.m., Zumba Lite;
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., painting class;
11:30-noon, lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
1:30-2:30 p.m., gentle yoga;
1:30-3:30 p.m., wii bowling;
(860) 599-3285.

12:30 pm

Caregiver Support Group: Strong House Adult Day Center

Strong House Adult Day Center, 546 Durham Road, Madison, CT

Family caregiving is stressful. Meet with other caregivers to get support, advice and encouragement. VNA Community Healthcare’s Caregiver Support Group is free and meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call VNA Community Healthcare’s Helpline at (toll free) 1.866.474.5230 for more information on this and other family caregiving support groups.

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

Evening Divorce/Separation Divorce Group

Evening Divorce/Separation Divorce Group; Women & Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Women and Family Life is now offering a Monday evening Divorce/Separation Support Group for women who are at different stages of divorce or separation or who are thinking about getting a divorce. This group meets weekly on Monday evenings.

9:00 am

Blood Pressure Clinic, July 14, Waterford

CVS, 106 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT

9-10 a.m., sponsored by The VNA of Southeastern Connecticut; open to the public; (860) 444-1111.

10:00 am

BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING

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.

12:15 pm

Rotary Club of Mystic, Mondays, Mystic

Mystic Hilton, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

12:15-1:15 p.m., visitors welcome; for more information contact Club President, Laureen Morely (860) 608-9967.

*every Monday except Holidays

7:00 pm

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Mystic, Monday nights

Union Baptist Church, 19 High Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

12 Step Program of recovery for people with food issues

10:00 am

Creating a targeted and focused resume with Jeffrey Metzger of Your Resume Consultant

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

In this interactive session, you will learn how to transform your resume from passive to assertive. Learn tips and techniques that will breathe life into your resume and brand you as as achiever, not just a doer. We will also discuss current resume trends and how to create a resume that's successful in Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Please feel free to bring your current resume so we can use real examples during the workshop.

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.

Grant Database Tutorial for Non-Profits, June 10 & July 14, N.London

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

learn how to access and harness grant information for the good of your organization; registration required; (860) 447-1411.

June 10: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
July 14: 12:30-1:45 p.m.

7:00 pm

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction Book Group, July 14, Groton

Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT

7 p.m., Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro; free and open to all; email: alanamclegg@gmail.com; (860) 445-0392.

Education/Lectures

1:00 pm

Teen Tech Tutors Help Session

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

Registration required.

11:00 am

'Investment Management for Widows and Widowers'

Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Registration required.

9:00 am

Young Actor Musical Theatre Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park

Young Actor Musical Theatre Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park; Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, , 06119

For students who love to perform, Playhouse on Park is offering a two week, full-day musical theatre program this summer. The aim of this program is to guide performers entering grades 3-8 to develop strong technique and performance skills in acting, music, and movement. Students will also participate in master classes with visiting Broadway artists, including Janelle Robinson (Mary Poppins, Oklahoma, Showboat) and Joel Newsome (The Producers, 42nd Street). Registration is required; class size is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on this program, or to learn about additional programs that Playhouse on Park is offering this summer, visit www.playhouseonpark.org, call 860-523-5900 x10 or email info@playhouseonpark.org.

10:00 am

Creating a Targeted and Focused Resume

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT

Registration appreciated.

12:30 pm

Non Profit Resource Center Grant Database Training

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

Contact: Madhu Gupta 860-447-1411 x 3 mgupta@plnl.org


Did you know that the library has access to information on 100,000 grantmakers and 2.3 million grants? Sign up for this class to learn how to access and harness this information for the greater good of your non profit organization. Space is limited to 10 people and preregistration is required.

Register online or call 860-447-1411 x 3.
Location: Community Room

The International Ice Patrol; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Commander Gabrielle McGrath, in charge of the IIP stationed in U. S. Coast Guard Station New London, will explain the history of the patrol, how various countries work together, and how the technology has changed over the years. McGrath is a 1996 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy and is serving her second tour with the IIP.

Kids/Family

2:00 pm

Chalk It Up!

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Chalk-drawing at its best in the front parking area of the library. We provide the chalk, you provide the creativity. Prizes will be awarded. All ages with an adult. (There is no rain date).

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

Scientific Principals:Family Science Night! (all ages) Thank you, People’s United Bank and Kohl’s of Lisbon! Watch science come alive at the hands of great presenters, introduced by great administrators from the Norwich Public Schools. No registration required. Rebecca Pellerin Introduces Trash to Tunes! The Principal of Moriarty Elementary School introduces Denis Waring, PhD and professor of music at Wesleyan University, who creates musical instruments from the things we throw away!

10:30 am

-Toddler Time: Session I

Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Two to five year olds will delight in listening to stories, singing songs, and making a themed craft. All this free fun takes place in the Community Room. Each program lasts approximately thirty minutes. No need to sign up -- just drop in!
However, we will not hold Toddler Time on the following holiday dates: February 17, May 26, September 1 and October 13.

11:30 am

-Toddler Time: Session II

Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Two to five year olds will delight in listening to stories, singing songs, and making a themed craft. All this free fun takes place in the Community Room. Each program lasts approximately thirty minutes. No need to sign up -- just drop in!

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.

10:30 am

Hands on Science

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

Enjoy the best in science books and activities for younger children. No registration required. For ages 3 – 6; adult friends welcome but not required.

6:00 pm

Flubber

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Learn about basic chemistry, get messy and take home your fun creation. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration begins on Monday, June 23. Ages 7-12. This is a New London 4-H Science Program.

5:30 pm

VBS 2014 - Shining Like Stars

Lighthouse Community Baptist Church, 22 Pequot Trail, Pawcatuck, CT , 06379

Join us for Vacation Bible School. Enjoy a fun filled week with music, stories, crafts, games, snacks and more. Open to kids ages 4 - 6th grade.

Misc. Events

10:30 am

North Haven Caregiver Support Group

VNA Community Healthcare, Eldercare Resource Center, 2 Broadway, North Haven, CT

Family caregiving is stressful. Meet with other caregivers to get support, advice and encouragement. VNA Community Healthcare’s Caregiver Support Group is free and meets the 1st Monday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at VNA Community Healthcare Eldercare Resource Center, 2 Broadway.

Call their Helpline at (toll free) 1.866.474.5230 for more information on this, and other family caregiving support groups. More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org.

Music

7:00 pm

Al deCant

Lawn of the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., North Haven , CT

Part of the library's family entertainment series.

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!

7:00 pm

Tono Dolce Summer Singing Program, Gales Ferry

St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1830 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

Giving high school singers opportunity to continue singing in the summer and learn alongside the members of Tono Dolce, the
program runs Mondays, 7-9pm at St. Luke in Gales Ferry, CT, June 30th through August 4. The program concludes with a choral workshop and concert at St. David's in Gales Ferry, CT August 9.
The cost is $30 to participate (music is included).
Email TonoDolce@gmail.com to register.
There are a limited number of scholarships available. Email for details.

Nature/Outdoors

1:00 pm

Dissect Flowers through the Microscope

Bauer Park, 257 Copse Rd., Madison, CT

For adults and high school students.

Religion

9:00 am

Vacation Bible School

Franklin Congregational Church, 31 Meetinghouse Hill Rd. , Franklin, CT , 06254

SONTREASURE ISLAND VBS
Who wouldn't want to explore a Caribbean island, with its glittering turquoise waters, warm white sands and cool ocean breezes? Visitors to Son-Treasure Island are welcomed by the scent of ex-otic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating sound of a steel-drum band. But this is no ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all--God's love!
At SonTreasure Island, treasure seekers will watch hilarious skits, play island games, create colorful crafts, and enjoy tropical snacks.
This exciting Island Adventure will be July 14th - 18th from 9:00 - Noon!
Register your 1st - 6th graders for the biggest TREASURE HUNT of the summer at frank-linchurchc

Stage/Theater

7:00 pm

Vocal Coaching for Musical Theatre Master Class with Broadway Veteran Joel Newsome at Playhouse on Park

Vocal Coaching for Musical Theatre Master Class with Broadway Veteran Joel Newsome at Playhouse on Park; Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT , 06119

On Monday, July 14th, Playhouse on Park is offering a master class called Vocal Coaching for Musical Theatre from 7 pm to 9 pm. This class will show students what to expect when asked to sing at a Broadway musical audition. Students should bring a book of music that they are comfortable singing, and will perform a song that they feel shows them at their best.
Joel Newsome will be the guest instructor. This class is for students ages 16 through adult. A $40 registration is required; class size is limited to 10 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please go to the Education page at www.playhouseonpark.org and print out the registration form, or call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10.

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