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June 1

A total of 45 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

Opening Reception: Explorations

Essex Art Association, 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT

Works by Essex Art Association Elected Artists Members.

5:00 pm

"Fixed Views' Photography Show at Studio 33

Studio 33 Art and Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Studio 33 celebrates its 33rd Anniversary showing ‘Fixed Views’, black & white images of nature by well known photographer Frank Kaczmarek. The show will run until June 22.

Studio 33 is excited to announce the Grand Opening of ‘Frames Down Under’ a nifty downstairs retail space with a large selection of ready made frames and prints.

Artist reception and viewing of Frames Down Under will be Friday, May 11, 5 – 7 pm.

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.

1:00 pm

"Explorations" New Gallery Show in Essex

Essex Art Association, 10 North Main Street , Essex, CT , 06426

“EXPLORATIONS”

The Essex Art Association is opening a new gallery show “Explorations” featuring work by Elected Artists Members. Continuing the tradition of showing art from the traditional to cutting edge.

Featured in the Exit Gallery“, “A New Englander’s Palette” works by Chipp Davis Wells. His subjects are New England coastal scenes, rivers, lighthouses, beaches, and groups of people he calls PEOPLESCAPES TM.

The reception and show are open to the public free of charge. Essex Art Association is a non profit serving the shoreline since 1946.

Reception June 1st. from 6-8 pm
Show open daily Wednesday through Monday 1-5 pm June 2nd. Through June 23rd.
Essex Art Association
10 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426
860-767-8996
EssexArtCt@gmail.com
www.EssexArtAssociation.com

11:00 am

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 101st Annual Juried Show

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 101st Annual Juried Show; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

Opening Reception - Thursday, June 7th from 6pm-8pm

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 101st exhibit promotes art of area CAFA members. CAFA, a non-profit organization supported by its membership holds a juried show each year. Up to $1000 will be awarded to participating artists.

Exhibit runs May 25 - July 14.

9:00 am

The Sabbath of History

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

Runs through Sept. 16.

Community

Homework Club Benefit Concert

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Raises fund for church's after-school mentoring program. Musical entertainment provided by Ian and Dustin Meadows of The Meadows Brothers. Complimentary light refreshments available, as well as gift basket raffle that includes donations from local businesses. No tickets required. Free will offering of $10 suggested.

5:30 pm

Evening with an Author,

Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich, CT

Otis Library’s signature fundraiser, Evening with an Author, will take place on Friday, June 1 at the Spa at Norwich Inn. The 2012 Celebrity Author is Cornelia Guest, a philanthropist, businesswoman, and longtime animal rights activist. She is the author of the upcoming book Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures: Healthy Seasonal Cooking and Easy Entertaining. She is the founder of Cornelia Guest Events and Cornelia Guest Cookies, and recently launched a vegan product line of handbags available at Bloomingdale’s.
Evening with an Author celebrates the spirit of Norwich and its community library. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. A four-course dinner is followed by a keynote address. Tickets are $125 per person. For information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets to this event, please call Event Chair Millie Shapiro at (860) 887-7236, the Otis Library Development Office at (860) 889-2365 ext. 127, or visit the Otis Library website at www.otislibrarynorwich.org.
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Golabki Dinner, June 1, Norwich

St. Joseph School Hall, 120 Cliff St., Norwich, CT

stuffed cabbage dinner, basket raffle, bake sale, 50/50 raffle; (860) 889-6921.

8:00 pm

Surfside 8 Square Dance, June 1, Westerly

Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St, Westerly, RI , 02891

an Everyone's Anniversary alternating tip square dance open to all ages; The caller is Dave Perrault with Kathy Bryant cueing; $5 dancers; free for observers; (401) 596-1263 or (860) 245-0164.

10:00 am

COME CELEBRATE THE NEWLY RENOVATED CRYSTAL MALL!

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT , 06385

Crystal Mall and Connecticut residents come together to celebrate the grand re-opening of Crystal Mall! Activities, promotions, events and will be held for people of all ages and will showcase the renovated interior, exterior, modernized décor and more!

For daily event schedule visit: www.Facebook.com/CrystalMall

Event Hours:
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

10:00 am

Bingo, New London

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

Monday & Friday and last Tuesday of the month; (860) 447-5230.

8:45 am

Gentle Yoga, Fridays, O. Saybrook

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

8:45-9:45 a.m., $5 per class; wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat; Friday mornings; (860) 388-1611.

9:30 am

Overeaters Anonymous - Fridays, Mystic

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

Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m.; 1-800-824-8650

4:00 pm

L&M Therapeutic Fitness, Mon., Wed., & Fri., Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

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

2:00 pm

Massage Therapy, Wed. & Fridays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

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

5:30 pm

Evening With An Author, June 1, Norwich

Spa at Norwich Inn, 607 West Thames St., Norwich, CT

2012 Guest Author, Cornelia Guest, a philanthropist, businesswoman and longtime animal rights activist; author of "Cornelia Guests's Simple Pleasures: Healthy Seasonal Cooking and Easy Entertaining"; cocktails and silent auction, four-course dinner followed by a keynote address; call for tickets or sponsorship (860) 887-7236 or (860) 889-2365.

Waterford Senior Services, June 1

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

10:30 a.m., tap dance; noon, hearty moves, duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., quilting, L&M Level I exercise program; 2 p.m., L&M Level II exercise program; (860) 444-5839.

10:00 am

GardenFest

— Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme;, CT

ten-day festival with events included in museum admission; $9, $8 seniors, $7 students, free to ages 12 and under; (860) 434-5542, ext. 111.

Rummage Sale, June 1&2, Norwich

Integrated Day Charter School, 68 Thermos Ave., Norwich, CT

for Technology Fund; free face painting; food for sale.
Friday, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

9:00 am

Exercise Classes, Mon/Wed/Fri, N. London

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

Monday, Wed. and Friday; (860) 447-5230.

5th Annual Goods and Services Auction, June 1, Norwich

Holy New Martyrs Orthodox Church, 364 Canterbury Turnpike, Norwich, CT

6:30 p.m., preview; 7 p.m., live auction; Ernie Eldridge, Auctioneer; furniture, antiques, collectibles, glassware, gift certificates and more; www.holynewmartyrs.com; (860) 822-9955.

5:00 pm

Grief Support Group, Fridays June 1-29, Westerly

Westerly Hospital, 25 Wells St., Westerly, RI

five-week support group led by a member of the Bereavement Team from Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island; free and open to anyone; call to register (401) 415-4697; www.westerlyhospital.org.

7:30 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous, 45 Broad St, New London, , 06340

every Fri.; 860-514-5454.

Clothing and Jewelry Sale

First Congregational Church of Westbrook, 1166 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

Education/Lectures

Shoreline Men Over Sixty Meeting

First Congregational Church of Madison, Angela Hubley Hall - Town Green, Madison, CT

All gentlemen from ssex to East Haven older than age 60 invited. Luncheon includes barbecued beef brisket, baked beans, succotash, cole slaw, corn bread, coffee, tea, and apple cobbler. Charles Fischer dicuses "The Nature of the American Revolution.

Famous Folks at the Blackstone

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

Students of the Connecticut Experimental Learning Center (CELC) host a living museum at which the public is invited to meet and speak with Dr. Albert Einstein, Pythagoras, Dr. Maria Montessori, President John F. Kennedy, and others.

Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Features talk by Tom Howorth titled "Gentrification Versus Historical," addressing the conflict between gentrification and loss of cultural identity in historic areas.

Fairs/Festivals

3:00 pm

Madison Farmers' Market

Madison Farmers' Market; Madison Farmers' Market, Madison Town Green, Madison, CT , 06443

Farmers' market on the Madison Town Green Fridays 3-6. A beautiful setting with music and open space while you browse Connecticut's fine selection of fresh fish, meats, produce, flowers, pies and baked goods, soaps, cheese and much more. Come with the whole family. Plenty of parking and fun for the kids.

5:00 pm

Preview Party and Week Long Book Sale, June 1, Mystic

Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic, CT , 06355

The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale. Friday June 1 5-7PM Preview Party - $5 admission, all books 50% over marked prices. Sat. June 2 9:30-2:30 during the fair, free admission, books as priced. June4-7 during regular Library hours. June 8 most books half priced. Sat. June 9 $5 bag sale. Sale ends at noon. There will be books for all ages in many categories. Stock up for summer reading and support the Library.

3:00 pm

Madison Farmers' Market

Madison Farmers' Market; Madison Farmers' Market, Madison Town Green, Madison, CT , 06443

The Madison Farmers' Market was established in 2007, commencing May 4th and every Friday from 3-6 through October 5. This beautiful and diverse market is centrally located in Madison, CT, on the Historic Town Green. The farmers/vendors who make up this bustling market offer a wide array of CT Grown/produced items, which are beautifully presented. To enhance your market experience there is live music weekly. We proudly present the following farm-fresh vendors:

Barberry Hill Farm
Beaver Brook Farm
Dondero Orchards
Four Mile River Farm
Highland Thistle Farm
New Gate Farm
RCG Fisheries
Staehly Farms
Summer Hill Catering
Sunflower Farm
Two Guys From Woodbridge
Wave Hill Bakery
Windham Gardens

6:00 pm

First Fridays in Downtown Putnam

First Fridays in Downtown Putnam; Downtown Putnam , Main Street, Putnam, , 06260

"From May through December, the Putnam Business Association is proud to bring you 'First Fridays.'

First Fridays celebrate all that Putnam has to offer: Visual Arts, Fine Culinary, Quaint Shopping, Performing Arts, World Class Antiques.

Visit Putnam on the first Friday of every month and enjoy an art gallery, or pick up a rare find in one of the antique shops. The variety of restaurants will be sure to delight and the performing arts will captivate any audience."

Kids/Family

10:00 am

Summer Reading Olympics Opening Ceremony

Summer Reading Olympics Opening Ceremony; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Simply vault on in to the store to pick up your first Bronze level reading card and then start reading! If you come in during our Opening Ceremony weekend, June 1st-3rd, you will receive a coupon for $3 off your purchase (valid for that weekend only) so you can get started right away!!

Olympic levels of Reading:

BRONZE: Check off a box for each 10 minutes you read and when you fill your Olympic Rings you will have read a total of 300 minutes!

SILVER: Check off a box for each 15 minutes you read and when you fill your Olympic Rings you will have read a total of 400 minutes!

GOLD: Check off a box for each 20 minutes you read and when you fill your Olympic Rings you will have read a total of 500 minutes!

10:30 am

Preschoolers

Children's Museum, 409 Main St., Niantic, CT

activities best for ages 3-5; $15, $9 members; also 10 a.m. on Tuesdays

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.

11:30 am

Brian C. O'Friel Memorial Golf Tournament

Brian C. O'Friel Memorial Golf Tournament; Shennecossett Golf Course, 93 Plant Street, Groton, CT , 06340

The R.I.S.E.N. program is currently celebrating eleven years of service at Sacred Heart School in Groton. The only special education program within the Diocese of Norwich, R.I.S.E.N. seeks to provide an inclusive educational environment for a variety of students with special needs. We invite you to support our efforts this year by participating in the Brian C. O’Friel Memorial Golf Tournament. Registration is due by May 11.

Music

Choral Club of Clinton Spring Concert

Andrews Memorial Town Hall Auditorium, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

Theme "All Creatures Great and Small." Features raffle to benefit Forgotten Felines, a no-kill cat shelter. Tickets: $10 (in advance); $12 (at door).

7:00 pm

Eastern Connecticut Children's Chorus Spring Concert

St James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT , 06320

A concert on Friday, June 1, at 7:00 pm consisting of songs sung by children ages 7 to 16 from many towns in the Eastern Connecticut Region.

U.H.F. Band Performs

Rocky's Aqua, 34 Riverside Drive, Clinton, CT

Funk, rock, reggae, blues, music.

Chorale Club of Clinton Spring Concert

Andrews Memorial Town Hall (auditorium), 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

The concert's theme is "All Things Great and Small," with all music about animals. Raffle helps benefit Forgotten Felines. Tickets: $10 (in advance); $12 (at door).

8:30 pm

Hoot for Hunger

Commoner Restaurant, 36 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

A “Hoot for Hunger” will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at “The Commoner” Restaurant, 36 Bank Street, New London. Admission will be free but donations will be accepted to benefit the New London Community Meal Center. Music will start at 8:30. The following musicians will donate their time to perform:
Hugh Birdsall
Noah Feldman
Ned Ruete
Charlie Reyburn
Sue Menhart
Dirt Road Radio
Sue Mead
Golden Ratio
Woody
Gaetano Patala
The Crew

For more information, contact Sherry Stidfole at 860-442-4020 or sstidfole@earthlink.net.

Homework Club Benefit Concert; St Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

In its fifth year, the Homework Club Benefit Concert will be held in celebration of and to raise funds for the after school mentoring program at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Old Saybrook. Ian and Dustin Meadows of The Meadows Brothers are looking forward to playing music for you on Friday, June 1, at St. Paul Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook at 7:00 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments will be available as well as a gift basket raffle that includes generous donations from local businesses. All proceeds go directly to fund the mentoring program, which is in it's 11th year of operation! No tickets are required. A free will offering of $10 is suggested.

Ian and Dustin have been playing music together formally for six years. Formally of the classic rock band, sayWHAT?, the brothers have worked there way over to more traditional americana/folk/country influences. Their body of original tunes demonstrate their deep appreciation for american music in history played on a variety of acoustic instruments including the banjo and harmonica. The Meadows Brothers recently took first place at ValleyPalooza band competition in Deep River.

For more information call St. Paul Church at 860.388.2398 or send an email to: kimm@stpaul-elca.org.

9:00 pm

MUSIC-The B Willie Smith Band rocks The Knick!!!

MUSIC-The B Willie Smith Band rocks The Knick!!!; The Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, RI , 02891

The legendary B. Willie Smith Band will present a very special live show at The Knick Friday, June 1. If you were a blues/R&B fan in the northeast back in the 70’s and 80’s, you’ll certainly remember the B’s scorching live shows. Though they stopped playing full-time back in 1987, the band still plays a few select shows each year. Singer B. Willie, who now lives in Arizona, is thrilled to be coming back to Rhode Island: “Many great memories at The Knick. Our gigs there were always rockin’, and I seem to remember that the Knick always had the best dancers!”
Expect an infectious blend of R&B, Blues, Swing, and Rock and Roll melded seamlessly together in one high-octane performance! So, shine up your dancing shoes and head over to The Knick on Friday, June 1.

Religion

11:00 am

Annual Clothing and Jewelry Sale, June 1, Westbrook

First Congregational Church of Westbrook, 1166 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT , 06498

also on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; donations of good, clean, up-to-date clothing may be dropped off at the church from May 21-25; (860) 399-9367.

Sports

8:30 am

MxCC Classic Golf Tournament to be Held June 1

MxCC Classic Golf Tournament to be Held June 1; Lyman Orchards Golf Club, 70 Lyman Rd., Middlefield, CT

The 10th annual MxCC Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 1, at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield. This popular golf tournament is presented by the Middlesex Community College Foundation, Inc. to benefit student scholarships and programs at Middlesex Community College. Fee ($140 per player) includes greens fees, cart, driving range, continental breakfast, grab-n-go lunch, and social hour/buffet dinner after golf. There will be a drawing, along with prizes for long-drive, closest to pin, closest to the line, and hole-in-one contest. For more information, contact Greg Kline at 860-343-6914 (gkline@mxcc.commnet.edu).

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