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October 23

A total of 25 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

9:00 am

Connecticut College Faculty Exhibition 2011

Connecticut College, Cummings Arts Center, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT

Works by Gregory Bailey, Ted Hendrickson, Pamela Marks, Timothy McDowell, Denise Pelletier, Andrea Wollensak, and visiting faculty Brad Guarrino and Jane Masters.

10:00 am

New England Landscape Invitational

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT

Member artists and select invited artists will be exhibited throughout all four historic galleries in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. On view Sept. 23 through Nov. 12.

Community

6:00 pm

Oakdale Firehouse and Rol Haven Farms annual Haunted Hayride

Oakdale Firehouse, 444 Chapel Hill Rd., Oakdale, CT

Join us in a horse drawn carriage ride thought the haunted woods of Oakdale, kids activities before the ride and pumpkins to bring home

12:00 pm

Food Drive hosted by the Deep River Junior Ancient Fife & Drum Corp

Adams Grocery Store, , Deep River, CT

The Deep River Junior Ancients are hosting a Food Drive to help support the local food pantry, which needs items.

12:00 pm

Denison Farm Market

Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, CT

The Denison Farm Market is held every Sunday at the Denison Homestead at 120 Pequotsepos Rd., in Mystic, CT. The market features local farms from southeastern Connecticut featuring the very best produce, eggs, meats, baked goods, cheeses, honey and maple syrup, plus many other items. Live music is performed each week. Homestead Museum tours are available, as well as miles of hiking trails.

Education/Lectures

7:00 pm

“Has America’s Fourth Great Awakening Stalled?”

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

David Roozen, Director of the Hartford Institute of Religion, will cover why fewer Americans turn to their church, synagogue or mosque for spiritual help or guidance; all welcome.

Jewish Federation Shoreline Office, 705 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT , 06453

Shoreline Hadassah invites you to kickoff National Book Month; Jasha Levi - soldier, journalist, architect and humanitarian-survivor - will present his compelling life from WWII to present day. Copies of book available for purchase and signing. RSVP recommended, EA Chorney (203)421-4431 or Jill Lesage (203)903-1901 or email: jwlesage@jewishnewhaven.org. Walk-ins welcome.

1:00 pm

Open House at The Country School

The Country School, 341 Opening Hill Rd., Madison, CT , 06443

Join us for Hands-on Learning. The Country School welcomes you to our Hands-On Learning event where you'll be able to see for yourself the kind of education our students receive. Not only will you see it, you'll be able to experience it through a variety of activities that are planned for both students and parents. Come see how our hands-on approach to education sets us apart from other schools and makes The Country School the place for your children to grow-outside and in.

Fairs/Festivals

6:30 pm

Field of Screams

Field of Screams, 179 Plain Meeting House Rd., West Greenwich, RI

Field of Screams

10:00 am

Corn Maze

Cucumber Hill Farm, 39 Cucumber Hill Road, Foster, RI

Corn Maze theme this year is "The Land of Oz." Answer some :Wizard of Oz" trivia questions as you follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and eventually back home to a farm in Kansas (well, its really a farm in Foster, R.I. - but you get the picture). Team up with friends and see who makes it out first - with all the correct answers of course! While you are there, take our free tractor ride, come pick your pumpkins and squash, and have a pony ride.

Kids/Family

10:00 am

Make Your Own Scarecrow

Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery, 1355 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT

Don’t miss Make Your Own Scarecrow at Bishop’s Orchards. The family event takes place every Saturday and Sunday in October as well as Columbus Day, from 10-5. It includes face-painting, glitter tattoos, and a free cupcake with each scarecrow! Proceeds support the CDR, a not-for-profit serving over 4,000 meals/month. Look for the scarecrow tent outside the red barn at Bishop’s, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford. Cost: Donation of $12/scarecrow or $20 for two. Face painting: $8; glitter tattoos: $5.

Misc. Events

9:00 am

Orchid Harvest Show and Sale

Orchid Harvest Show and Sale; Van Wilgen's Garden Center, 51 Valley Road (off Rte 139), North Branford, CT , 06471

The Connecticut Orchid Society is holding its 2nd Annual Orchid Harvest Show and Sale October 21-23.
This is an AOS juried bench show which will have an outstanding selection of prize winning orchids. There will be a large selection of orchids for sale and supplies for all your growing needs. Orchid talks will be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. A Junior Orchid Growers booth, educational displays, instant raffles and more. The hours will be Friday 2-5 p.m., Saturday 9a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine.

1:00 pm

Fluid Fall Foliage Painting Workshop with Robert Noreika

Fluid Fall Foliage Painting Workshop with Robert Noreika; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Choosing watercolor or acrylic as your medium, explore the “fall palette” with award-winning painter Robert Noreika. Begin the workshop with a demonstration by Mr. Noreika. Gaining value and composition within a painting is emphasized. All levels are welcome. Register early! Register by calling the Arts Center at 860-663-5593 or emailing artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com.

7:00 pm

Mohegan Sun’s Crystal Anniversary Celebration

Mohegan Sun Casino, Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun is celebrating its 15th anniversary in style. The festivities at the East Coast’s top entertainment hot spot will take place throughout October, but will culminate with a Gala Weekend October 21st - 23rd.

11:00 am

Diana - A Celebration

Foxwoods Resort Casino-Great Cedar Exhibition Area, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., North Stonington, CT

Direct from the Althorp Estate in England comes an award-winning exhibition featuring more than 150 personal objects celebrating the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, including her royal wedding gown, 28 designer dresses, family heirlooms, personal mementos, and rare home movies. This will be the only Northeastern engagement.

12:30 pm

Fundraiser for City Council Candidate Marie Friess-McSparran

2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza, 45 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

Light hors d' oeuvres served.

Music

2:30 pm

RHYTHMIC ADVENTURES with Melinda Alcosser

Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, , 06443

Friends of Scranton Library invite you to learn about the world of percussion, drums, shakers, bells, and more. On Sunday, October 23rd at 2:30pm meet Melinda Alcosser of Connecticut Experiential Learning Center and her amazing collection of percussion instruments. Come see, hear and play instruments from around the world, explore sound and create music together. Open and free to all ages. Reserve your noisemaker by letting us know you are coming! www.scrantonlibrary.org/events.

2:00 pm

Mariachi Fiesta del Norte Concert

Noah Webster Library, 20 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT

A hallmark of a Fiesta del Norte concert is the wonderful audience participation with singing, dancing, hand-clapping, maraca-shaking, and the joyful calls or 'gritos' heard on every song. Concerts are often bilingual and designed for all cultures and age groups. So put on your sombreros and celebrate Mexico with Fiesta del Norte! All ages welcome!

10:30 am

Durocher Family Concert

Grace Fellowship E Free Church, 102 Route 184 (Providence-New London Turnpike), North Stonington, , 06359

Durocher Family will present music and a message for all ages during the 10:30 am service.

Nature/Outdoors

2:00 pm

Free Sunday Afternoon Arboretum Tour

The Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT

Free Sunday afternoon tours run from May 1st to October 30th and begin at 2 pm. Meet in front of the Olin Science Center on the main campus of Connecticut College at 2 pm.

1:30 pm

Gillette Castle Viewing River Cruise

Gillette Castle Viewing River Cruise; RiverQuest, Eagle Landing State Park, 1 Marine Park, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

We will leave from our dock at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and cruise south. You will see the Goodspeed Opera House, the East Haddam Swing Bridge, get a great view of Gillette Castle State Park, Connecticut's greatest tourist attraction and the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry, the second oldest operating ferry in the United States. We will point out where a local eagle's nest is and you will have a chance to view a very beautiful section of the pristine lower Connecticut River. Your Captain and crew will narrate about local history, point out areas of interest and inform you of the river’s flora and fauna. We may even see our resident Bald Eagles! This area has been labeled by The Nature Conservancy as "One of the Last Great Places". This cruise is a 90 minutes.

1:00 pm

Westwoods Hike

Westwoods Hike; Westwoods, Access at the end of Three Corners Rd, Guilford, CT , 06437

Join GLCT Director, Rick Conrad and Emory Gluck (State Forester for Cockaponset State Forest) for this hike to discuss the health of Westwoods since the Hemlock die-off and after the recent fire near Lost Lake. Meet at the cul de sac at the end of Three Corners Rd.

Religion

10:30 am

Spiritist Study Group at Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health

Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston St., Guilford, CT , 06437

The Spiritist Group of Connecticut (SGCT) is an educational non-profit group committed to the studying of Spiritism. We study the relationship between the material world and the spiritual one in order to better understand the purpose of life. We are committed to the dissemination of the Spiritist teachings as a means to raise spiritual awareness in our community. We welcome everyone without distinction to sex, race, religion or nationality. There is never a charge to attend our meetings.

Stage/Theater

8:00 pm

"Foundations, Dreams, and Inspirations": The Centennial Project

Tansill Theater - Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT

An original evening of theater celebrating the Connecticut College centennial. The piece will be created entirely by the cast during the rehearsal process using items from the college archives, news articles, stories from alumni and faculty, and experiences at Connecticut College, directed by Michael Lerner ’89, 8 p.m. Thursday – Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Connecticut College, Tansill Theater, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London.

3:00 pm

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, & I'm Still In Therapy

Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, CT

The comedy chaos continues in this critically acclaimed prequel to comedian’s Steve Solomon’s original smash hit "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy." "Still in Therapy" takes us back to his wacky childhood growing up with his twin sister “The Smoker.” The audience follows along in this wonderfully funny journey about growing up, mixed marriages, ex-wives, dieting and dozens of other side-splitting situations that we all relate to. Sponsored by Mike Buscetto.

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