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November 20

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Art Exhibits/Openings

9:00 am

Heart Gallery

Crystal Mall, Route 85, Waterford, CT

annual traveling exhibit by the Connecticut Department of Children & Families to raise awareness about children who are available for adoption; through Jan. 1; (617) 488-2876.

10:00 am

Shoreline ArtsTrail 2011

Shoreline ArtsTrail 2011; Start at Branford Artists Cooperative/ Open Studios in Branford, Guilford & Madison, 211 Montowese Street, Branford, CT , 06405

The Shoreline ArtsTrail celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the annual Open Studios Weekend. In total, 43 artists from Branford, Guilford, and Madison are participating in this two-day event, presenting an array of mediums: cut paper, engraving, fiber, found objects, glass, goldsmithing, jewelry, metal, paint, pastels, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, stained glass, and textiles.

Open Studios Weekend is a great way learn about art and to explore the shoreline’s arts community. Enjoy refreshments while you watch demonstrations and ask questions, learn how and where artists produce their work, get a head start on your holiday shopping and much more! So, save the date and make it a weekend event with your friends or family!

During Open Studios Weekend, the distinctive yellow “Open Studio” signs will point you to all of these artists and studios. For specific locations and more information about events, discount offers and participating artists, pick up a copy of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map, available in libraries, town halls and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios. Contact Martha Link Walsh at (203) 481-3505 or visit www.shorelineartstrail.com and its sister blog for more information.

10:00 am

Art exhibit, ongoing event, month of November

Smith Library, Northford Center, Northford (part of North Branford), CT , 06472

Oil paintings by Rosemary Serfilippi, Smith Library, Northford Center, 3 Old Post Road, Northford, Ct.

Fridays, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Sundays, closed.

11:00 am

It’s A Wonderful Price: Walls of Small Treasures by Twenty-five Gallery Artists

It’s A Wonderful Price: Walls of Small Treasures by Twenty-five Gallery Artists; Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT , 06515

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents “It’s A Wonderful Price,” a holiday exhibit featuring fine art for every palette and every purse. The Walls of Affordable Treasures include paintings, photographs, sculptures, and drawings by twenty-five diverse Connecticut artists. Artwork is “priced to move” so shop for yourself while shopping for gift giving.

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 20, 3-6 p.m.

10:00 am

Deck the Walls

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The Lyme Art Association’s annual show and sale featuring more than 200 works of art in all sizes and mediums by member artists. On View: Nov. 18 through Jan. 7. Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 2, 5 - 7 p.m.; Free, with contributions greatly appreciated.

2:00 pm

The Connecticut River Artisans' Annual Holiday Show

Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, Inc., 5 West Main Street , Chester,

opening reception 2-5 p.m. Nov. 5; ;show runs through Dec. 30; The show will continue through December 30, with a Friday, December 2 Reception at 5-8pm. This reception will be in conjunction with Chester's Townwide Holiday Night, which includes the Annual Tree Lighting and Caroling. Some of this year's Holiday exhibitors include Lucille Scelfo of North Branford. Lucille designs Hand painted, Marbled 100% Silk scarves, men's ties and other accessories. Amber Golanski, of East Hampton, is a new Holiday exhibitor with her original, hand-dyed toddler clothing. The Bunny Barn designs are all originals. Barbara Delicata, of Higganum, is a returning Pottery exhibitor. Her bowls and plates have been popular items.

(860) 526-5575 www.ctriverartisans.org


4:00 pm


Dragon's Egg, Shewville Road, Mystic, CT

musicc, mask, mime and storytelling with guests Ann Shapiro, L’Ana Burton, Jane Johnson, Kit Johnson, Eric Larsen and others; free; (860) 439-2764, www.connstorycetner.org/tellabration.htm.

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.


1:30 pm

Knit a Fashionable Scarf Workshop

Knit a Fashionable Scarf Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Couture Knitter Kimberly Conner teaches the “wrap and turn” technique to create the unusual Collared Ruffle Scarf. Just in time for the Winter’s chill (or as a holiday gift!) experiment with different yarn choices to make a one-of-a-kind creation. Necessary skills: casting on, knit and purl stitch and binding off. Materials not included. Register by calling the Arts Center at 860-663-5593 or emailing artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com.

1:30 pm

Technology Use and Application in Jewish Genealogy

Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06441

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will meet on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 1:30 pm, in Middletown. The program will be held at Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, and is open to all.
Gail Kalison Reynolds, Publicity Chair of JGSCT, will speak on how the Internet has dramatically changed research in Jewish genealogy.
She will cover how computers can be used to enhance Jewish genealogical research:
• Help organize your data, print trees and charts.
• Communicate with other genealogists, via e-mail, such as through the JewishGen Discussion Group.
• Access to online resources. JewishGen has dozens of searchable databases on its web site.
Godfrey Memorial Library is the only public library in Connecticut solely devoted to genealogy. Its resources and board memb


Veterans Memorial Park, Ashland Street, Jewett City, CT , 06351

Holiday parade starts at Griswold Middle School on Slater Ave and ends at Veterans Memorial Park on Ashland St. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive and will greet children in the gazebo. Children's decorating contest for residents (age 10 and under) of Griswold/Jewett City. Contest entry forms with more details available at Griswold Town Hall, Slater Library, Eastern Federal Bank, and Jewett City Savings Bank. Free music and hot cocoa in the park.


Denison Homestead Harvest Celebration; The Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT , 06355

tours, children's activities, and refreshments; free admission. The last Denison Farm Market of the year will be held in the meadow below the Homestead Museum; (860) 536-9248.

1:30 pm

Universal U.N. Children's Day: A Celebration

Universal U.N. Children's Day: A Celebration; Mystic Yoga Shala, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT , 06378

Universal U.N. Children's Day: A Celebration

In 1954, the General Assembly of the United Nations recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. November 20th marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Let's celebrate the world's children together Saturday, November 20th, at Mystic Yoga Shala!

Co-sponsored by the Southeastern Connecticut Shri Ram Chandra Mission, this event gives us the opportunity to honor Universal Children's Day together. The afternoon will include:

yoga for children of all ages
a children's story
a brief meditation/prayer for the children of the world

Misc. Events

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.


4:00 pm

I've Got Some Singing To Do!

I've Got Some Singing To Do!; First Church of Christ, Congregational, 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

The GMC will perform this title piece by composer and Connecticut native Gwyneth Walker in this first concert of the 2011-2012 season. The concert will also feature the complete work Frostiana: Seven Country Songs by New England composer, Randall Thompson, who used the poems of his friend Robert Frost to create a sensitive musical rendition of the classic poetry. The GMC will also present a premiere new work by Hartt School Graduate Colin Britt, a piece that was commissioned for our group using some of the beautiful poetry of John Keats.

2:00 pm

Voices on the Thames Autumn Concert

Second Congregational Church, 45 Broad St., New London, CT

New London County's well established community youth choir, will present its annual Autumn Concert. All are invited. Refreshments.

Editor's Pick

7:00 pm

Ayla Brown

Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT

Ayla Brown is quickly taking Nashville by storm and is now considered one of the premier new Country artists to come along in recent months. Her live show is a whirlwind of energy, full of memorable hooks that'll have you singing, dancing and up off your seat.


1:00 pm

Harvest 2011 at Citadel of Love

Citadel of Love, 167 Barbour St., Hartford, CT

This will be a special week of fellowship, impartation and the Word of God! Ministry guests include Dr. Brian Mosley, Dr. Joseph Clemmons, the Rev. Cordelia Wallace, Bishop Eric McDaniel and many others! For a complete list of all HARVEST activities, please visit us on the web. Prepare to be blessed in a mighty way during HARVEST 2011!


8:00 am

CT Nationals 12u Baseball

TBD, TBD, Waterford, CT

The CT Nationals AAU-CABA 12u Baseball team is looking for players to round out it's roster for the 2012 season. Players must not turn 13 before April 1, 2012. If interested please contact by email CTNatsBaseball@gmail.com or visit www.ctnationals.com

1:00 pm

Shoreline Baseball Academy Travel Team Try-outs

Shoreline Baseball Academy, 61-1B Buttonball Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Shoreline Baseball Academy is hosting Try-outs for AAU Travels Teams: November 12, 13, 19 & 20. 13U 1-2:30 p.m. and 10U/11U 3-4:30 p.m. Please call to let us know you are coming. Check our website (shorelinebaseballacademy.com) for our new fall programs including Free Choice Fridays, Hitting Clinics, Fundamental Clinics and Holiday Camps. Call us 860-434-5883 or e-mail us shorelinebaseballacademy@yahoo.com.


8:00 pm

“The Spitting Image”

First United Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic, CT

Emerson Theatre Collaborative’s production; through Nov. 20; $25, $20 students, seniors; emersontheatercollaborative.org, (860) 705-9711.
8 p.m. Nov.10-12 and Nov. 14-19, 2 p.m. Nov. 12, and 4 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20.

Norwich Ice Rink, 641 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT

timeless story of the Nutcracker brought to life by over fifty beginner and talented skaters; Families & friends will love watching Clara experience her Christmas Eve party, receive her beloved Nutcracker and visit the land of sweets with the Prince; also 6 p.m., and 4 p.m. Sun.; $10, $15 reserved; http://norwichfsc.tix.com

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