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May 1

A total of 38 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

11:00 am


Courtyard Gallery, 12 Water St., Mystic, CT

Opening reception 5-8 p.m. April 20 and 3-6 p.m. April 23; Vernal themed works including new paintings by Amy Foster. Through May 23. Hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (860) 536-5059

9:00 am

Tribute to William Lupien

Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank St., New London, CT

collection of paintings and woodcuts by New London artist; includes photos by Carol Drong; through May 10; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.; (860) 442-6355.

10:00 am


Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

an exhibition of works by artist Judy Friday. This show, opening April 19th is the next chapter in the life of a multi-talented artist who fearlessly faces a variety of creative media with consistently great success. Over twenty new works in oil, pastel and textiles will be on view at The Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme to attest.

9:00 am

The Sabbath of History

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

Runs through Sept. 16.

10:00 am

Group Exhibition at Gallery One

Group Exhibition at Gallery One; Gallery One, 665 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Featured artists of this Group Exhibition include Paul Harper, William G. Nelson, Christopher James O'Flaherty, Judith Barbour Osborne, Rick Silberberg and Guest Artist Kay Knight Clarke.

On view from April 24 through June 17, with an opening night reception on Friday, May 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Author Events

7:00 pm

Book Club Soirée

Book Club Soirée; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

We're planning a great night with lots of "book talk" from Roxanne Coady. We hope you can join us for an informative and lively discussion about some of our favorite books we think your book club will love. Our rep from Random House, Ann, and Roxanne will be here to discuss their top picks. Free galleys will be given away. It should be a great night to meet and mingle with book lovers and other book clubs from all over. Wine and cheese will accompany the soirée.


5:00 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Besito

Besito, 46 South Main St., West Hartford, CT , 06107

Besito will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week long with some festive specials. The special are as follows:

Monday, April 30th – Thursday, May 3rd
2 for 1 margaritas from 5 to 7 pm

Friday, May 4
Cinco de Mayo Raffle
Enter to win dinner for 8 guests
*Only dining guests will be eligible to enter

Saturday, May 5
Festival a la carte specials
Sample Specials
Tlacoyo de Pollo $10
Queso fresco filled fresh tortilla topped with chicken in a poblano cream.
Empanadas de Langosta $12
Three lobster empanadas served with mango salsa verde
Pescado Enfrijolado $26
Seared mahi mahi over mashed boniato and a black bean jalapeno salsa.

Sunday, May 6
Cinco de Mayo Brunch at 11 am
2 for 1 margaritas 12 – 2 pm
Live music with featured guitarist


1:00 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Movies!

Westerly Library`, 44 Broad St., Westerly, RI , 02891

Every Tuesday afternoon at 1 pm we show a film! All are welcome to attend. Note--these are not always rated PG, some are rated R!

10:00 am

Sittercise, Tuesdays, Old Lyme

Lymes Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Tuesdays; taught by DNA Yoga Solutions; free; (860) 434-4127.

10:00 am

Line Dancing, Tuesdays, New London

New London Senior Center, 120 Broad St., New London, CT

(860) 447-5230.

6:00 pm

Foster Care Awareness Color Me Blue Kickoff Party

Foster Care Awareness Color Me Blue Kickoff Party; Waterford Country School Foster Care office, 2 Clinic Drive, Norwich, CT , 06360

music, food, and free blue streaks by a professional hairdresser, all to raise awareness of the needs of foster children in CT; open to all; (860) 886-7500.

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-anon

United Congregational Church, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, CT

park in the back.

6:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting, May 1, Groton

Branch 20, Fleet Reserve Association, 242 Thames St., Groton, CT

all members in good standing are invited; (860) 445-0731.

11:30 am

Pickle Ball, Tuesdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

open play every Tuesday; (860) 441-6785.

9:00 am

Boomers Can Meet at the Medicare Roundtable, 1st Tues., O. Saybrook

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

the first Tuesday of each month Carlos Maynard will answer general Medicare questions and explain insurance coverage options; open-forum Q&A session; Dawn Page is available for consultations by calling (860) 388-1611.

7:00 pm

VFW Post 189 Bingo, every Tuesday, New London

VFW Post 189 Bingo, every Tuesday, New London; VFW Post 189, 110 Garfield Ave, New London, CT , 06320

smoke-free bingo in our renovated hall; 5 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., games start; handicapped accessible and open to the public; (860) 447-9059.

8:30 am

New London Senior Center, Tues&Thurs

New London Senior Center, 120 Broad St., New London, CT

8:30 a.m., Yoga (Tues.); 10 a.m., Yoga (Thurs.); 9 a.m., Health & Wellness; (860) 447-5230.

5:00 pm

Zumba Gold, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

transportation available with a minimum sign up of eight, for $2 and advance sign up; (860) 441-6785.

12:00 pm

North Stonington Senior Center, Chair Aerobics, Tuesdays

North Stonington Senior Center, 391 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington, CT

(860) 535-8188.

10:00 am

Seniors (60+) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, 1st Tuesdays, Mystic

Stone Ridge Senior Living, 186 Jerry Brown Road, Mystic, CT

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month; free; call to register (860) 848-5699.

11:00 am

Financial Fitness Never Tasted So Sweet, May 1, Norwich

Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT

Financial Fitness Week 2012; take our quiz and get a free treat; visit the Fitness Table in the cafeteria; free; RSVP by calling (860) 892-5764 or Spunzalan@trcc.commnet.edu.

10:00 am

Seniors (60+) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, 1st Tues. ea/mo., Mystic

Stone Ridge Senior Living, 186 Jerry Brown Road, Mystic, CT

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, ongoing; free and open to all; call to register at (860) 848-5699.

4:00 pm

Health Arts for Kids with Morris Burch, starts Feb. 14, N. London

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

in the Community Room, subject to availability; Feb. 14-May 1; (860) 447-1411; www.plnl.org.


7:00 pm

Connecticut Farm to Table, May 1, Waterford

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

Rob Schacht, owner of Hunts Brook Farm in Quaker Hill and Rachel Swanson, nutritionist, will speak on organic farming and the growing effort to provide locally grown produce for better nutrition and healthier eating; question and answer period will follow the formal presentation; (860) 444-5805.

10:00 am

Computer Class, May 1, Waterford

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

Basic Internet, Part 2; learn about search engines and how they work. (Basic knowledge of computers is recommended.) Registration required; (860) 444-5805.

12:00 pm

Ladies Benevolent Society Luncheon

Fellowship Hall of First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT

music by folk singer and acoustical guitarist Geoff Kaufman; $5 plus a donation of a non-perishable food item; call for reservations (860) 434-8686.

6:30 pm

Autism Workshop, May 1, Old Saybrook

Autism Workshop, May 1, Old Saybrook; Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

for parents and providers on Autistic Spectrum Disorder from an Early Childhood lens; free childcare on site with advanced reservation; May Day raffle and light refreshments; free; (860) 510-5046 or mtyler@town.old-saybrook.ct.us.

4:00 pm

Veterans Symposium at Sacred Heart University to Focus on Educational Opportunities, Programs and Benefits

University Commons, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sacred Heart University, working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will host a symposium to help veterans understand educational benefits, programs and options available to them and their families. The University's first Veterans Benefits Symposium will take place May 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., at University Commons on the University's Fairfield campus. The program is free, and program coordinators hope to attract veterans and their families, students, educators, administrators, teachers and the general public.

The program offers visitors access to campus representatives who can explain undergraduate, graduate and online classes and degree programs.


10:30 am

Mad Science - "Healthy Choices" ages 3-5

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Discover why eating fruits and vegetables help you grow big and strong! Learn the basics of healthy eating and make a meal using the “food pyramid.” For ages 3-5. Register beginning April 16th. This program is sponsored by The Norwich Recreation Department.

12:00 pm

26th Annual May Day

New Haven Green, , New Haven, CT

International Workers' Day Celebration. Featuring a March at noon, live music, poetry, dance, children's activities, speak-out-time, a May Pole Dance, free vegetarian food, information tables from local labor, peace, social service and social justice groups. (Rain location: United Church Green, 323 Temple Street, New Haven).

Misc. Events

6:30 pm

Shoreline Civil War Discussion Group Meeting

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Topic: New England's Other War.

7:00 pm

Book Club Soiree

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Roxanne Coady leads with Random House representative about books for book clubs. Wine and light refreshments served. Registration required.

Westerly Armory, Railroad Avenue, Westerly, , 02891

Line Dancing Classes will take place at the Westerly Armory beginning every Tuesday April 17th to May 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Doors open at 6:15pm each Tuesday. Featured instructor will be Dawn Rathbun. Cost is $55 for the 5 classes. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle for each class. Class profits to benefit the Armory. Call 596-6584, see www.westerlyarmory.org, or stop by the Armory on Mondays & Thursdays to reserve your space before April 13th. Class needs a minimum of 8 sign-ups to run. Great family fun and open to students.

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.

Municipal Meetings

7:00 pm

North Stonington Board of Selectmen

North Stonington New Town Hall, 40 Main St., North Stonington, CT

North Stonington Board of Selectmen meeting

10:00 pm

Preston Senior Affairs Committee

Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Rd., Preston, CT

Preston Senior Affairs Committee meeting


8:00 pm

Oneppo Chamber Music Series

Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, New Haven, CT

At Yale School of Music, presents Concert by Winners of 2012 Chamber Competition.
Tickets: $10 to $15; $5 (students)

8:00 pm

James Harris

Harp & Hound, 4 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

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