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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

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

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

-Local Plein Air Artists Exhibit at the Mystic & Noank Library

-Local Plein Air Artists Exhibit at the Mystic & Noank Library; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

The Mystic & Noank Library Ames Room art exhibit for August 2014 features a local group of plein air artists. The artists meet weekly at a variety of locations in southeastern Connecticut, working in oils and watercolors.

The artists represented in the exhibit are: Karin Bastidas, Carmel Bourneuf, Mary Carey, Toby Hohenstein, Brenda Manning, Joyce Maurice, Janvier Miller, Ray O’Connell, Dan Potter, Betsy Broughton Shafer, Nina Stimson, and Peggy Traskos.

The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours when the room is not in use. For more information, call (860) 536-7721, email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org, or visit www.mysticnoanklibrary.org.

5:00 pm

Pause for Beauty - A Call to Artists

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

Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery is seeking original works inspired by a call to Pause for Beauty. This show is a remembrance to pause for the beauty around us; to stop and smell the roses, savor the moment and join with family and friends to celebrate Life and Beautiful Art.

Entries will reflect the artists’ unique view of what beauty is. Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this should prove to be an interesting show. Works will be selected through a jury process. The show will run from October 1-31 with an opening reception Friday October 3 from 5-7:30 pm.

We are pleased to announce Carol Dunn as our guest juror. Carol is an award-winning printmaker, photographer and mixed media artist.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

10:00 am

Photographs by Peter Daitch

Photographs by Peter Daitch; The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

An exhibition and sale of new photographs by Peter Daitch through Aug. 23;. The theme of motion of light and color aptly reflect this artist's point of view. 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

7:00 pm


I FEEL BAD; Hygienic Art Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Casey Spectacular, and his fellow witches, brings us on a journey of sadness, through a world of melancholy youths, isolating situations, and modern theatrical mythology. We all feel bad, why hide it? “I Feel Bad” celebrates our horrible feelings, letting us laugh at, sympathize, and share, this gruesome human emotion. Through Painting, mixed media, and video, the viewer is plunged into a visual requiem for the human experience. However dark, tragic, or dramatic the subject matter, the art is always entertaining in nature. Come and enjoy this misery. runs until September 6th. Hygienic Galleries is open Tuesday - Sunday.


5:30 pm

QChamber Sunset Sail

New Haven Harbor, 389 Long Wharf Pier, New Haven , CT

Cost: $25 ($20 for QChamber members).


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

“Dr. No”; free; (860) 447-1411.

5:30 pm

Film Discussion, Aug. 20, E.Lyme

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

5:30 p.m., The Hunger Games - Catching Fire; free; (860) 739-6926.

8:30 am

Waterford Senior Services

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

8:30 a.m., strength III; 9 a.m., Probate Clerk by appointment, casual bridge; 9:45 a.m., flexibility and balance; 10 a.m., hearty moves; 11 a.m., yoga; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., blood pressure clinic; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $3 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 2-4 p.m., ping pong; (860) 444-5839.

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

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

Every Wed.

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.

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

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.

Flicks @ Six, Aug. dates, Colchester

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

6 p.m., free; (860) 537-5752.

Aug. 7: The Butler
Aug. 14: August: Osage County
Aug. 20: The Invisible Woman
Aug. 27: Life of a King

10:00 am

Tai Chi/Qigong, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

2 p.m. - Tuesdays
10 a.m. - Thursdays
5:30 p.m., Wednesdays

$24/daytime classes
$40/evening classes

Exercise Room 1; instructed by Gary Donovan; (860) 441-6785.

7:30 pm

Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesdays, Westerly

Grace Methodist Church, 10 Park Ave., Westerly, CT

7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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

Field of Greens Farmers' Market

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


Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

“The Little Mermaid” — 7:30 p.m., Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank St., New London; children’s movie; $5; (860) 443-8001.

10:00 am

Clayworks, Mon./Wed./Thurs., Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

Monday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wed.: 6 p.m.
Thurs.: 1 p.m.

Classroom 4, instructed by Nancy Bordeau; $24 day time class, plus green ware; $28 evening class, plus green ware; (860) 441-6785.

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.

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.

10:45 am

Tai Chi for Seniors, Wednesdays, O. Saybrook

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

10:45 a.m., $5; (860) 388-1611.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Norwich

Southeastern Mental Health Authority, 401 West Main St., Building 301, Norwich, CT

7 p.m., all welcome; first and third Wed. of each month; (860) 859-4658.

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.


11:00 am

DARE Picnic

Branford Manor, 37 Mather Ave., Groton, CT

Annual celebration for DARE program graduates with food, games, and displays.

Misc. Events

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.

10:00 am

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Faulkner's Island Lighthouse; Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Included with museum admission to the 1639 Whitfield House and the “Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Trade Goods” exhibit. Free parking.


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!


5:00 pm

Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour; Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT , 06443

Bring your dog out for an evening of frolicking and fun on our waterfront lawn! There will be treats available for both our 2 and 4-legged guests.

Wednesdays (weather permitting)

5:30 pm

RiverQuest Dessert Sunset Cruise

RiverQuest Dessert Sunset Cruise; RiverQuest, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage, family and friends. Observe how beautiful the river is at twilight as you dine. At around 7:30pm, a variety of desserts will be served, including Captain Mark’s famous Key Lime Pie! There will be only light narration on this cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more about this cruises and our other cruises. Easy online booking. Cruise departs at 6:00pm and will return at 8:30pm-ish. Cost is $35 per person. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577.


7:30 pm

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid; Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Admission $5

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Loosely based upon the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Ariel, youngest daughter of King Triton, is dissatisfied with life in the sea. She longs to be with the humans above the surface, and is often caught in arguments with her father over those "barbaric fish-eaters". She goes to meet Ursula, the Sea Witch, to strike a deal, but Ursula has bigger plans for this mermaid and her father. Written by Tim Pickett

(1989, 83 min)

2:00 pm

"La Cage Aux Folles"

Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St, Ivoryton, CT

$42, $37 seniors, $20 students $15 children

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