Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Search Events

Filter Events

February 2014
Monday 1
S M T W T F S
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
23 24 25 26 27 28 1

Events by City/Town:

Events by Category:

Add your eventAdd Your Event

Questions? Need help? Contact us at events@theday.com.

August 1

A total of 53 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

1:00 pm

"Fire Within" juried art show

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

Essex Art Association, a non profit art gallery, showing a “Fire Within”. From over 200 submissions 80 paintings will be hung. The theme will bring many varied interpretations to a gallery that believes in showing artwork “From the Traditional to Cutting Edge”.

The Exit Gallery features “Dream Houses: Prints & paintings” by Helen Cantrell of Old Lyme, CT.Includes many etching and paintings from around Old Saybrook, CT.

Reception Friday July 27th. 2012 from 6-8 pm. Open Wednesday through Monday 1-5 pm July 28th. through August 18th.

4:00 pm

Artist Reception, Aug. 1, Mystic

Artist Reception, Aug. 1, Mystic; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Children and families are invited to meet artist and illustrator, Lisa Adams, and view her exhibit of illustrations in the Ames Room at the Mystic & Noank Library. Born in Vermont and a graduate of the Pratt Institute, Adams now makes her home on a sheep farm in Mystic. Adams uses a mix of super-realism, collage, out-sider art and hand-lettering that show her quirky wit and ironic edge. Adams has illustrated numerous children's books, and has had her art featured in numerous mainstream magazines, including Parent's Magazine. She was a featured artist for Swarthmore Artist's Papers; free; (860) 536-7721.

9:00 am

The Sabbath of History

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

Runs through Sept. 16.

Author Events

2:00 pm

Book Reading and Signing

Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT

Author Jason Marchi and performer and writer Dana Wilcox present reading of Marchi’s book, Legend of Hobbomock. Free. Books available for signing and purchase.

2:00 pm

"Legend of Hobbomock" dramatic reading

Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT , 06512

The Legend of Hobbomock author Jason J. Marchi, accompanied by Dana Wilcox, will be reading Jason's beautiful and fascinating book based on a Native American legend. This picture storybook is for readers ages 6-10, listeners age 4 and up, and for anyone interested in Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden or Native American folklore or just plain great stories.

Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Please indicate in the "Notes" section when registering online if you'd be interested in buying a book. Thanks!

Community

9:00 am

Sky Vacation Bible School, July 30 - Aug. 3, Niantic

Christ Lutheran Church, 24 Society Road, Niantic, CT

open to kids ages 4 through entering grade 6; catchy songs, funny videos, teamwork building games, yummy treats, cool crafts and Bible adventures; free; register by visiting www.christlcmsniantic.org or come to the open house on Sunday, July 29, 6-8 p.m.

5:00 pm

Steak Dinner, Aug. 1, N. London

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

$13 adults; open to elks, family and guests; (860) 625-2377.

7:30 pm

Taste of Ballroom, July 25, Westbrook

Westbrook Dance Academy, 110B Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

7:30-8:40 p.m., learn the basic steps of two dance styles; one evening per style of dance; take one or all classes; Wednesdays and Thursdays July 25 - Aug. 30; $15 per class; taught by Sharyn Farrell; www.dancealife.com; call to register (860) 324-2166.

6:00 pm

Flicks @ Six, Aug. 1, Colchester

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

"Wanderlust"; Rated R; (2012); (860) 537-5752.

6:00 pm

Substance Abuse Support Group, Aug. 1-Sept. 12, Westerly

Westerly Hospital, 25 Wells St., Westerly, RI

6 p.m., for families of substance abusers; six-week session held on Wednesdays through Sept. 12; Board Room, 3rd floor; closed to new participants after the second session; free; to register call (401) 348-3628 or (401) 348-3972.

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.

7:30 pm

Full Dog Moon Hike, Aug. 1, Mystic

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

7:30 p.m., Knox Preserve in Stonington, CT (Avalonia Land Conservancy); easy, slow pace; for adults and older children; steady rain cancels; call to register (860) 536-1216.

10:00 am

Teach Children to Save Day

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd, Groton, CT , 06340

Pamela Days-Luketich, the Community Education Officer of Chelsea Groton Bank, will provide financial tips and tricks; children who visit may enter to win a special piggy bank; (860) 441-6750.

10:30 am

Adult Children of Alcoholics - Wednesdays

Enders Island, Father Joe Building, Mystic, CT

(860) 271-1123.

7:00 am

Waterford Senior Services, Aug. 1

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

8:30 a.m., strength III; 9 a.m., casual bridge; 9:45 a.m., flexibility & balance; 10 a.m., hearty moves; 10 a.m.-noon, VNA Nurse Managed Wellness Clinic; 11 a.m., yoga; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $2.50 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., WSS-help make cheery gifts for nursing homes; 1 p.m., L&M level I exercise program; 2 p.m., L&M level II exercise program; (860) 444-5839.

7:00 pm

Bingo, June 20-Sept. 12, O. Lyme

Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme, CT

6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., game starts; $12; every Wed. night into the fall; sponsored by the Sound View Beach Association, Inc.; (860) 434-3745.

7:00 pm

Scrabble Club, Aug. 1, E. Lyme

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

7-9 p.m., open to all ages, talents and personalities; please bring a board to share; (860) 739-6926.

10:00 am

COPD Support Group, Aug. 1, Westerly

Westerly Hospital, 25 Wells St., Westerly, RI

10 a.m., open to anyone living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; led by Kim Kralicky; every Wed.; free; (401) 348-2300.

9:30 am

Knitting and Needleworks Circle, East Lyme

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

informal gathering every Wed. morning; (860) 739-6926.

5:30 pm

Qigong, Wednesdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

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

5:00 pm

Beginning Sewing Class, Wednesdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

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

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Every Wed.

1:30 pm

Brain Yoga, Wednesdays, Old Lyme

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

a gentle yoga for good brain health; excellent for disabled/handicap/wheelchair-bound; taught by Laura Jean, RN every Wednesday; donation suggested; (860) 908-0960.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon Meeting, Groton, Wednesdays

Christ Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Al-Anon meeting.

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.

6:00 pm

Ceramics, Wednesdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

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

10:30 am

Gentle Yoga, Wednesdays, O. Saybrook

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

10:30-11:30 a.m., $5 per class; Wednesday mornings; wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat; (860) 388-1611.

5:30 pm

Mindful Meditation, Wednesdays, New London

All Souls Unitarian Univeralist Congregation, 19 Jay street , New London, CT , 06320

open to those interested in developing mindfulness through meditation and dharma teachings; free; call Pamala Lewis, (860) 535-0339.

Education/Lectures

8:30 am

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Courses

Deep River Ambulance Association, 284 West Elm Street, Deep River, CT , 06417

Deep River Ambulance and Chester Hose Co. are pleased to sponsor Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses this summer. The Deep River Ambulance course (284 West Elm Street, Deep River) will run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday days (8:30 am to 2:00 pm) June 18 through August 16. The Chester Hose Co. course (6 High Street, Chester) will run Sunday, Monday and Thursday evenings (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm) running June 17 through August 16. Course fee is $725 and includes CPR certification and EMT class textbook. A physical exam and proof of current inoculation status are required. Please contact course instructor, Emily Masters, at 860-526-3275 to register or to receive more information.

5:00 pm

Groton Multicultural Montessori - OPEN HOUSE

Groton Multicultural Montessori, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Groton Multicultural Montessori School will hold an Open House for interested parents of preschool and kindergarten age children on Wednesday, August 1st 5-6.30pm

Kids/Family

4:00 pm

Brainquest 20th Anniversary Challenge

RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

For children 8 to 12. Reservations required.

4:00 pm

Brain Quest 20th Anniversary Tour

Brain Quest 20th Anniversary Tour; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

With Brain Quest, it’s Fun to Be Smart. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself!

Brain Quest will bring its fast-paced, curriculum-based question and answer game to life with a “Brain Quest Challenge” event, sponsored by Chrysler brand Town & Country. During the challenge, kids will have the chance to flaunt their smarts by answering questions in a spelling bee type-setting. Attendees will receive fun giveaways and winners will take home products from the Brain Quest® line.

Suitable for ages 8-12.

2:00 pm

Summertime Spanish Time! Session III Grades 4-6

Summertime Spanish Time! Session III Grades 4-6; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Session III, 3 weeks. Appropriate for kids entering grades 4-6.

Hola! We do not want to forget our Spanish over summer break! Each week we will read a few stories, listen to music, and create art to help retain the Spanish learned over the school year.


Session I: Wednesdays June 20-27 2-2:50 $25

Session II: Wednesdays July 11-25 2-2:50 $40

Session III: Wednesdays August 1- 15 2-2:50 $40

Children welcome to attend all 8 weeks for $90.00. Registration is required. Programs led by local Spanish school teacher.

10:30 am

KIDS/GROTON-SUN, SAND AND STORIES

KIDS/GROTON-SUN, SAND AND STORIES; Eastern Point Beach, Beach Pond Rd., Groton, CT , 06340

The Bill Memorial Library invites beachgoers to Sun, Sand and Stories at Eastern Point Beach. Look for our special library reader under the umbrella at Eastern Point Beach at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Soak up the sun and a few good books this summer. Sun Sand and Stories begins July 5 and runs through August 9. NOTE - Beach pass is required for entrance to the beach. For more information call the library at 860-445-0392 or visit our website at http://billmemorial.org

The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold.

11:30 am

Kente Cultural Center's Free Fun

Winthrop Square Apartments, 59 Federal St, New London, CT , 06320

Kenté Cultural Center presents free fun at the New London Public School Free Lunch Program at Winthrop Square Apartments, 59 Federal St. Children will do a craft and/or play instruments.

Spiny Friends

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

ages 3-5 years and 6 and up, learn more about porcupines, sea urchins, hedgehogs and meet a live spiny creature; $20, $15 members; registrastion required; (860) 536-1216.

1:00 pm

Summertime Spanish Time! Session III Grades 1-3

Summertime Spanish Time! Session III Grades 1-3; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Session III, 3 weeks. Appropriate for kids entering grades 1-3.

Hola! We do not want to forget our Spanish over summer break! Each week we will read a few stories, listen to music, and create art to help retain the Spanish learned over the school year.


Session I: Wednesdays June 20-27 1-1:50 $25

Session II: Wednesdays July 11-25 1-1:50 $40

Session III: Wednesdays August 1- 15 1-1:50 $40

Children welcome to attend all 8 weeks for $90.00. Registration is required. Programs led by local Spanish school teacher.

12:00 pm

KIDS-Wednesdays in the Park all ages

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

Join us for a wonderful picnic event in Mohegan Park! Pack a picnic lunch, then meet us at the gazebo near the lake (look for our Otis Library banner) for summer stories and shared fun. If it rains we will see you the next sunny Wednesday! For all ages. Drop-in.

12:00 pm

Kente Cultural Center's Free Fun

Park, Connecticu and MacDonald Street, New London, CT , 06320

Kenté Cultural Center presents free fun at the New London Public School Free Lunch Program Tuesdays at the park on the corner of Connecticut Ave and MacDonald St. Children will do a craft and/or play instruments.

Misc. Events

9:00 am

Online Adult Summer Reading Program at Scranton Library

Online Adult Summer Reading Program at Scranton Library; Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT , 06443

Summer reading is not just for kids anymore. Beginning Monday, July 9 adults can sign up to participate in their own online summer reading program. After registering through the Library’s website, participants will log the number of books they have read to earn prizes and raffle tickets for a chance at winning the Grand Prize, a Kindle Fire. The program will run through August 31.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is called “Between the Covers.” This is a nationally selected slogan to tie into the overall summer reading theme of “night.” Related programs and displays are also being planned for adults.

For more information, visit the Library’s website at www.scrantonlibrary.com or call (203) 245-7365.

12:00 pm

The International Summer of Peace 2012

Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly, RI , 02891

Christ Church, Westerly is participating in The International Summer of Peace 2012. The Summer of Peace is a global celebration of and a call to action for inner and outer peace. Christ Church will be open to the community for individual prayer and meditation every Wednesday from 12 noon to 1pm, June 27th through September 19th. A culminating Prayer Service will be held on Friday, September 21st to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace.
Come join us. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

9:30 pm

Fireworks After Party at BALLO Italian Restaurant

Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard , Uncasville, CT , 06382

BALLO Italian Restaurant and Social Club at Mohegan Sun announces the launch of the exclusive Wild Wednesday VIP After Fireworks Party starting Wednesday, June 27th. Every Wednesday as part of the Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun, the rooftop of the Riverview Garage transforms into a party featuring a classic car show, live music, summertime games and food and drink specials at the Tiki Bar. The fireworks extravaganza starts at 9 p.m. with the VIP after party at BALLO Italian Restaurant starting following the fireworks. In order to attend the VIP after party, guests must register at the BALLO booth on the Riverview Garage to receive an after party pass. Guests at the after party will enjoy a complimentary Limonata, pizza and passed antipast

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

7:30 pm

North Stonington Board of Finance

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

North Stonington Board of Finance meeting

7:00 pm

Preston Redevelopment Agency

Preston Town Hall, 389 CT 2, Preston, CT

Preston Redevelopment Agency meeting

Music

6:30 pm

IVORYTON-Summer Concert Series - Shiny Lapel Trio

Ivoryton Green, Main Street, Ivoryton, CT , 06426

The Shiny Lapel Trio will perform on the Ivoryton Green as part of the Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, August 1. The Summer Concert Series is sponsered by Essex Park and Recreation and takes place each Wednesday evening in a local park. Location varies by concert.

The Shiny Lapel Trio will perform a mix of swing music that is sure to get the audience dancing and singing along. The band is known for their fun performances and repetoir of music, they have performed at some of Connecticuts finest venues, including The Kate in Old Saybrook.

6:30 pm

Shiny Lapel Trio Performs

Ivoryton Green, , Ivoryton, CT

Part of Essex Summer Concert Series

9:00 pm

MUSIC-The Dillonaires @ Perks and Corks

MUSIC-The Dillonaires @ Perks and Corks; Perks and Corks, 62 High Street, Westerly, RI

The Dillonaires, a folk/bluegrass/americana family trio from Jackson, MS, make a rare stop in Westerly, RI at Perks and Corks for their 2012 summer tour. For more information, visit www.Dillonaires.com.

Religion

7:00 pm

Spirit Wind Healing Service

Velvet Mill, Suite 130 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington, CT

every Wed.; free; 860-460-4716

7:00 pm

Worship and Prayer Service

United Methodist Church of New London, 130 Broad St., New London, CT

Come join us at United Methodist Church in New London for an hour of uplifting prayer and worship.

9:30 am

Church Service

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 900 Route 163, Oakdale, CT , 06370

All are welcome to our friendly, traditional church.
Sunday School 9:45am
Worship Service 11:00am
Evening Service 6:00pm

Stage/Theater

1:00 pm

Pinkalicious

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

Tickets: $20 (adults); $12 (children 12 and younger).

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT

Presented by Shakesperience Productions, Inc. Hosted by Shoreline Arts Alliance. Free. Bring picnic dinners, blankets and chairs.

Add your eventAdd Your Event