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December 11

A total of 17 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

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

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.

2:00 pm

Orange - Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators Open House

Orange - Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators Open House; Yale Peabody Museum, Community Education Center, 117 Frontage Road, Orange, CT

Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators (CTNSI) is an adult educational program in natural science illustration.Stop by the Peabody Museum Community Education Center on December 11 from 2-4 pm and see what we're up to. All the instructors will be there plus an exhibit of the beautiful art by our students and faculty. Demonstrations and refreshments.

11:00 am

Itís A Wonderful Price: Walls of Small Treasures by Twenty-five Gallery Artists

Itís 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 ďItís A Wonderful Price,Ē 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 ďpriced to moveĒ 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 Associationís 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.

Community

8:30 am

Toys for Tots Drive

Toys for Tots Drive; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 752 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT , 06443

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Madison has been designated a local drop site for the Toys for Tots program, an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and local Marine Corps detachments.

The Madison office, located at 752 Boston Post Road is currently accepting donated toys and will continue collecting until Dec. 16th. Once the reception area of the office is full of toys, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage staff and sales associates will give the items to the local Marine Corps for distribution. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has been participating in the Toys for Tots drive for more than a decade.

6:00 pm

Gratitude Grows at Home: An evening with Daryl Blonder, author of "Problem Child: Confessions of an Aspie"

Gratitude Grows at Home: An evening with Daryl Blonder, author of Kelly Middle School Auditorium, 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT , 06360

We are pleased to announce that Sensations Charitable Foundation, the Norwich Public Schools, and Autism Speaks have partnered together this holiday season to bring families and professionals in New London county local author, Daryl Blonderís message of growing up with Asperger Syndrome in New London County. Mr. Blonder will share the stage with his mother Janice as they give you both sides of the issues they faced as a family managing the rewards and challenges that come with this syndrome. This program is being provided to participants free of charge due to the partnering of Sensations Charitable Foundation, Norwich Public Schools, , and Autism Speaks of SE CT

12:00 pm

Autism Speaks

Westfarms Mall, 500 Westfarms Mall Road, West Hartford, CT

The committee is open to anyone who wants to make a difference in our community - parents, relatives, and friends of those on the autism spectrum, teachers and therapists, community and business members - are all welcome. The committee meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at Westfarms Mall Community Meeting Room (take back entrance next to California Pizza Kitchen, take elevator to floor 2, pass mall management office to Community Meeting Room) R.S.V.P. to Beth Katten bethkatten@yahoo.com or Noreen Simmons norchuck@comcast.net.

9:30 am

Chanukah and Book Fair

Temple Emanu-El , 29 Dayton Road , Waterford , CT

menorahs, wrapping paper, dreidels, more; (860) 443-3005.

2:00 pm

Harvest of Harmony, Dec. 11, Norwich

Kelly Middle School, 25 Mahan Dr., Norwich, CT

What the Dickens or A Partridge in a Parody NFA Playshop, Chapter & Quartet Champs along with the Rose City Chorus will get you into the Christmas Spirit; (860) 889-7802 or (860) 823-8826,

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.

Music

4:00 pm

Waterford Community Band Holiday Concert

Waterford Community Center, 23 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

The Waterford Community Band will perform its annual holiday concert at 4 PM on December 11, 2011 at the Waterford Community Center.

The Waterford Community Band was founded in 1980 and is a part of Waterford's Parks and Recreation co-sponsored programs. The band consists of musicians young and old, with skills ranging from elementary to professional.

The Waterford Community Center is located on Route 156, Waterford, CT (next to Waterford High School).

The concert is expected to last approximately one hour and is free and open to the public.

4:00 pm

Madison ABC Holiday Concert

First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT , 06443

The Madison A Better Chance Program will present its Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm at the First Congregational Church on the Green in Madison. This highly anticipated annual event features many local performers including the Shoreline Youth Symphony Orchestra, Shoreline Soul Community Gospel Choir,the UConn Chordials (a capella group), and the DHHS musical groups Waes Haeil and ENCORE. There is no admission fee for this concert, but there will be a free will donation. All proceeds to go the Madison ABC Program, which recruits talented inner city youth and offers them a four-year opportunity to attend DHHS in preparation for a successful college experience. The ABC Program, a nonprofit organization, relies on contributions and special events like this concert.

4:00 pm

A Service of Lessons and Carols

St. David's Episcopal Church, 284 Stoddard's Wharf Road, Gales Ferry, CT

Singing Choirs, Handbells, Harp & Horn, Carol Singing; free

3:00 pm

Christmas with the Celticity Trio

Christ Church , 78 Washington St. , Norwich, CT

Chamber music; free; all welcome; (860) 425-0663.

Stage/Theater

2:00 pm

Christmas Concert

Academy of the Holy Family Christmas Concert, 54 W. Main Street, Baltic, CT , 06330

The Academy of the Holy Family Concert Choir and Jazz Choir will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 11th, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Michael Center. The program will end with a live Nativity tableaux.

8:00 pm

Krapp's Last Tape

Long Wharf Theatre, 227 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT

starring Brian Dennehy

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