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April 15

A total of 35 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

9:00 am

Works by Anne Culver and Susan Nally

New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Runs through April 29.

12:00 pm

White Works at Javapalooza

White Works at Javapalooza; Javapalooza, 330 Main Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

White Works at Javapalooza

Ralph Levesque of Madison is exhibiting new work using white as a main color. “Throughout my career I find myself returning to a miniseries
of predominately white paintings. These series may last for 1 to 4 works and last for several weeks then I move on ...and return again
to the white works for another series... again and again” Ralph Levesque, Artist. The show consists of a sampling of recent abstract work and mixed media.

Show Dates: April 1st - April 30th, 2012

Javapalooza Café
330 Main Street
Middletown CT 06457

860-346-5282 www.javapaloozacafe.com

10:00 am

Divine Gold A Look At Art By Grace Zazzaro

The Gold Smiths &Silversmiths Co., 9 West Main St., Mystic, CT , 06355

Divine Gold At Art By Grace Zazzaro
March 23 - April 30, 2012
Reception March 30, 5:00-8:00 pm

The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
9 West Main St.
Mystic, CT. 06355

10:00 am

On Holiday: The Artist Travels and Drawing Attention

On Holiday: The Artist Travels and Drawing Attention; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Travel and vacation scenes by member artists, as well as a special exhibition by the prestigious Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists in the Goodman Gallery. A special exhibition of charcoal, pencil and pen and ink drawings by member artists will also be on display. Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 6 - 8pm.

9:00 am

Works by Lisa Zilker

Congregatin Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Gallery, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

Runs through third week of April. Zilker's works may be purchased through the synagogue office.

9:00 am

Works by Linda Loen and Marge Casey

Simply Pearls at the Shops at Water's Edge, 1587 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

Features oils in new still lives, new landscapes, and Asian art. Runs through April 30.

5:30 pm

Works by Madison's Sandra Kensler

Wood Memorial Library, 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT

Opening Reception: Where Imagination Meets Reality

10:00 am

“Treasures from the Collections,”

Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

Mystic Seaport searched its collection of over two million historic maritime artifacts, art, and photographs to identify 200 of the most important objects for display in this new exhibit. Many of these objects have never before been put on public display.

9:00 am

The Sabbath of History

Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street, New Haven, CT

Runs through Sept. 16.

Author Events

10:00 am

Book Discussioon at Dagmar's Desserts

Book Discussioon at Dagmar's Desserts; Dagmar's Desserts, 247 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

a book talk, reading and informal discussion with Douglas Knight, author of Balasaraswati: Her Art & Life. Published in 2010 by Wesleyan University Press, this fascinating biography recounts the career of renowned musician and dancer T. Balasaraswati, the turbulent times in which she lived, and her lasting impact on the performing arts of India and the US.
Coffee, tea, and Dagmar’s delicious pastries will be served, providing a relaxed setting for learning and conversation. A copy of Balasaraswati: Her Art & Life is currently on display at Dagmar's Desserts; signed copies may be purchased at the event on April 15. Reservations required; $10; (860) 434-5484 or swilliams2134@yahoo.com.

12:00 pm

Book Signing

Breakwater Books, 81 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

Wonder Show/Hannah Barnaby


5:00 pm

Polish Easter Supper, Apr. 15, Norwich

Divine Providence Church, 40 Golden St., Norwich, CT

$12 adults; $3 children; cabbage soup, golabki, kielbasa, kapusta, rye bread and dessert.

8:00 am

Safe Boating Course

Stonington Community Center, 28 Cutler Street, Stonington , CT , 06378

Safe Boating Press Release
The Stonington Community Center is once again hosting a Safe Boating Course with Boat Coach USA. This one day course will take place on Sunday, April 15th from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This course will meet all requirements set forth by the State of Connecticut for Boating/ Jet Ski license. Connecticut boaters must obtain a Safe Boating Certificate to operate on the waterways. The course is $70.00 a person and is good for ages 13 and up. For questions or to register for tis course please contact the COMO at 860 535-2476.

Emily Lewis
Director of Development
Stonington Community Center
860 535-2476
860 535-2324

8:00 am

Kinship4Kids Yard Sale

Kinship4Kids Yard Sale, 70 Pruett Place , Oakdale, CT

super large sale by Kinship4Kids with proceeds providing goods and services to underprivileged children, youth and young adults; kinship4kids.org.

8:00 am

Pancake Breakfast, Apr. 15, Canterbury

Finnish Hall, Route 169, Canterbury, CT

held by the Finnish American Heritage Society; $6 adults; $5 members; $3 children; door prizes; (860) 774-4337 or (860) 376-8909.

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

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Spignesi will present an illustrated lecture on the most famous ship in the world. Copies of his new book, The Titanic for Dummies, will be available for purchase and signing.

5:00 pm

Farewell Party for Esther Williams,

St. Matthias Church Parish Hall , 317 Chesterfield Road , East Lyme, CT

East Lyme Republican Town Committee will be hosting this gathering for retiring town clerk of the town of East Lyme. from 5-8 PM. There will be an hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar. Tickets are $35 and can be obtained from Holly Cheeseman, 860 227-5485 or holly.cheesemanxx@gmail.com, Barbara Birmingham, blbirm@sbcglobal.net, or Kevin Seery. kseery@sbcglobal.net. The town committee will also be publishing an ad book for the event; contact Holly Cheeseman for details.

1:30 pm

Gathering Family

Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

The speaker, Dr. Ruth Brennan, is a human resource management and communications consultant with extensive experience in Connecticut. She recently completed Gathering Family, a memoir of her family’s immigration from Eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century.
Spanning a century through stories, diaries and pictures, it is an immigrant’s true story. It starts with Ruth’s grandmother’s amazing turn-of-the-century journey across Eastern Europe, and tells the story of how three generations prospered in America. Set first in Eastern Europe and then in the Jewish world of New York’s Lower East Side and Queens, the book contrasts the generations with some remarkable stories.
And, yes, she is known as “Dr. Ruth.”

2:00 pm

Elks Lodge Installation of Officers and dinner

New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT , 06320

Installation of Ross E. Parker as exalted ruler for 2012-2013. Other officers are Leading Knight Kurt Wiersch; Loyal Knight Sandy Hirth; Secretary Douglas J. M. Allen; Treasurer William Struzinsky; Trustee Leland Balch; Chaplain Judy Libera, and Organist Noah Levine.

12:00 pm

Montville Public Safety Building Cornerstone Laying Ceremony

Montville Public Safety Building , 911 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT

The new Public Safety Building cornerstone ceremony will be held on April 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM at 911 Norwich NL Turnpike (Rt. 32) Uncasville, CT. Public is invited.

5:30 pm

Vigil for Stirling

Vigil for Stirling; Miner Farm, 75 Clark Lane, Waterford, CT , 06385

Please come to honor the memory of Stirling Danskin. No candles please due to fire hazard, but bring glow sticks or a flashlight if you want to.
Parking available in the upper field, at Clark Lane Middle School, or Stenger Park

9:00 am

Spring Used Book Sale Fundraiser, Apr. 10-24, East Lyme

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

call for hours (860) 739-6926.


1:30 pm

TITANIC!! The 100th anniversary

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

Stephen Spignesi will present an illustrated lecture on the Titantic at 1:30 p.m. April 15 at the Waterford Library. Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician.
Spignesi will discuss and sign his new book, “The Titanic For Dummies,” which examines the building of the ship, life onboard during its maiden voyage, tragic decisions made that fateful night, the discovery of the wreck, and the many controversies and theories that have emerged in the century since the sinking. The book includes a recounting of Robert Ballard’s discovery of the wreck in 1985 and the ongoing debate over whether to salvage the wreck or let the ship remain as a memorial to those who perished, Copies of Titanic For Dummies will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call the library at (860) 444-5805.


9:00 am

New Haven Coin and Currency Club Show

Annex Club, 554 Woodward Ave, East Haven/New Haven, , 06512

Welcome to Connecticut's largest Coin and Currency Show. This event is on the third Sunday of every month. The show has been around for 7 years now. The show takes place at the Annex Club in New Haven and is handicap accessible and with plently of free parking. There is NO ADMISSION FEE. We have dealers from all over the Tri-state area. So whether your buying coins or selling them, the show is perfect for you. Come down to the show and enjoy yourself.

Misc. Events

9:00 am

Big Food: Health, Culture, and the Evolution of Eating

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Runs through Dec. 2. Collaboration between the Peabody, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

9:30 am

Lemonade for a Cure

Lemonade for a Cure; Indian Neck Volunteer Firehouse, 6 Linden Avenue, Branford, CT , 06405

Come One, Come All! The Awesome Lemonade Stand has it's opening day on the 15th! We donate all of our profits to finding a cure for ALS, and with the support of all of our customers, last year raised over $600 to find a cure. We hope that you all can come out on the nicest day in a while, and get some great lemonade while it lasts!

3:00 pm

Wine Tasting: Madison Lions' Charity Fundraiser

Wine Tasting: Madison Lions' Charity Fundraiser; Madison Wine Exchange, 188 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT , 06443

Features about 40 wines rated 90+ points (donated by Madison Wine Exchange), appetizers from Fromage, plus dining discount coupons from local restaurants. This fundraiser benefits Lions Vision Programs and Madison Community Services. Cost: $25. For reservations, call 203-318-8663 or sign up under Events at www.madwinex.com.

10:00 am

Guilford Antiques Show

Elisabeth Adams, 233 Church Street, Guilford, CT

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday). Includes country and formal furniture, silver, American paintings and folk art, oriental carpets, estate jewelry, pottery, early iron, and collectibles. Benefits Hyland House. Snacks and lunch available at cafe.


4:00 pm


First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

5th ANNUAL MEMORIAL CONCERT: Bill Speed and Friends

Don’t miss First Church of Guilford’s 5th Annual Memorial Concert featuring our own Director of Music Ministries, Bill Speed, along with several special guest musicians. If you are interested in having a loved one memorialized in the program for this concert, please contact Stuart Wilkie at slwilkie@snet.net. The Annual Memorial Concerts at First Church are made possible by an endowment from the Ellen and Stuart Burt Charitable Trust.

Future Joyful Noise! Concerts for 2012, all on Sundays at 4pm:
1. March 11, 2012 – Bill Welch and Friends
2. April 29, 2012 – ConnArtists
3. May 20, 2012 – Chad Hardin
4. June 10, 2012 – Shoreline Soul

Our 5th Annual Memorial Concert, Sunday, April 15th at 4pm:
Bill Speed and Friends

2:00 pm

Yale Law School and Yale University Bands

Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street - Levinson Auditorium, New Haven, CT

Present 2012 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert

7:00 pm

Craig “Honeyboy” Edwards

Bar 33, 33 Golden St, New London., CT

— 7-10 p.m.,

2:00 pm

2012 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert

2012 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert; Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School, 127 Wall St, New Haven, CT , 06511

Reunion is a group of Yale Jazz Ensemble alumni who, along with late Yale Law School Professor and trumpeter Stanton Wheeler, were early members of the YJE in the 1970s. Professor Wheeler continued to play with the Yale Jazz Ensemble until his death in 2007, and this is the fifth annual concert dedicated to his memory. Reunion members include well-known jazz artists Tim Moran (alto sax), Bob Kolb (tenor sax and flute), Gary Bennett (bari sax), Steve Perrett (trumpet), Tony Lom-bardozzi (guitar), Jeff Fuller (bass), Paul Sullivan (piano) and Frank Bennett (drums).

The YJE portion of the program will feature compositions by Yale students and alumni.


1:00 pm

Madison U19 Team

Surf Club/Strong Field, Surf Club Road, Madison , CT , 06443

Home Game at Surf Club/Strong Field. Come out and cheer for the Madison U19 Boys Rugby team!


7:00 pm

Red Molly Performs

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Tickets: $25 to $28

4:00 pm

“Court-Martial at Fort Devens”

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

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) will stage Jeffrey Sweet’s historic drama; $25, $20

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