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August 5

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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.

9:00 am

The Sabbath of History

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

Runs through Sept. 16.

10:00 am

ART/OLDLYME-Marine Art Invitational Exhibition

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, CT

A bi-annual exhibition showcasing the exceptional marine landscape work of the Lyme Art Association’s member artists as well as select invited artists from around New England. Among the ten acclaimed invited artists are Al Barker, Jonathan McPhillips, Loretta Krupinski, Russ Kramer, Chris Magadini, and Brad Betts. Cooper/Ferry and South galleries. Opening reception on Friday, August 10 from 6-8pm. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested.


10:00 am

MDA Fill the Boot Drive

MDA Fill the Boot Drive; McQuade's Marketplace, 14 Clara Drive, Mystic, CT , 06355

Old Mystic Fire Department is proud to sponsor the MDA Fill the Boot Drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Money raised through donations is used for research, treatments and aid for those with any of the many neuro-muscular diseases.

Please stop by to make a donation and meet the firefighters of the Old Mystic Fire Department!

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, Aug. 5, Niantic

American Legion Post 128, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

8-11 a.m.; $7 adults; $3 children under 10; (860) 739-2107.

10:00 am

MDA Fill the Boot Drive

MDA Fill the Boot Drive; Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT , 06355

Old Mystic Fire Department is proud to sponsor the MDA Fill the Boot Drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Money raised through donations is used for research, treatments and aid for those with any of the many neuro-muscular diseases.

Please stop by to make a donation and meet the firefighters of the Old Mystic Fire Department!

Food Drive

East Haven Stop and Shop, Trolley Square, East Haven, CT

Held rain or shine. Benefits East Haven Food Pantry and East Haven residents.

3:00 pm

Gluten Free Support Group, first Sunday, Bozrah

Centerspace Wellness Studio, 46 Lebanon Ave., Bozrah, CT

meets the first Sunday of each month; open to anyone interested in or living with a gluten free lifestyle; guided by Lisa Viele, Holistic Nutrition Consultant and owner of Eat Well, Be Well Nutrition Consulting Service; (860) 933-4138.

8:00 am

The Annual Reserve Retirement Seminar, Aug. 5, N. London

Bledsoe Hall, Bldg. 152, Grunnion Ave., New London, CT

onboard Naval Submarine Base; for Reservists of every branch that are nearing retirement or have already retired; numerous vendors and speakers will be in attendance including: The Veteran Affairs Office, CT DOL State Veteran Affairs, TRICARE reps and Navy Mutual Aid Assistance; (860) 694-6565 or email: amber.spoon@navy.mil.

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, Niantic

American Legion Post 128, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

the first Sunday of each month; $7 adults; $3 children under 10; proceeds benefit Veteran, Children and Community Programs; (860) 739-2107.


11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

Historic Guilford Walking Tours; Historic Guilford Walking Tours, P.O. Box 199, Guilford, CT , 06437


Two newly developed walking tours will be offered to the public for the first time on the weekend of June 23-24, and will run through mid-September.

Historic Guilford Walking Tours are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., and will focus on Guilford’s history on the Green and areas east, with an introduction to downtown’s house museums.

Tours focusing on Guilford’s architectural heritage will be Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., and will take place on the Green and neighborhoods west.

All tours will meet in front of Town Hall, 31 Park St., and will be led by enthusiastic high school tour guides/researchers. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 7-11, and $20 per family. Group tour rates are available upon request.

For reservations and information, please visit www.HistoricGuilfordWalkingTours.org, email info@HistoricGuilford.org, or call 203-233-1026. Tickets are also available at Mix Design Store and the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Page Hardware and the Guilford Food Center on the Guilford Green.

2:00 pm

Deep River Civil War Exhibit

Stone House, 245 Main Street, Deep River, CT , 06417

Departing from their homes, family and friends, they left their secure and comfortable world for the uncertainty and horrors of war. They were driven by their love of country and the belief that the freedom that they knew and cherished at home belonged to all men. The volunteers brought with them the skills and ingenuity to allow them to survive living conditions far worse than most people today have ever experienced. The volunteers from Deep River and surrounding towns showed great courage in battle and their sacrifices helped preserve the Union and the cause of freedom. With respect and admiration we thank them for their defense of home, country and our way of life. They will not be forgotten.

6:00 pm

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Courses

Chester Hose Co., 6 High Street, Chester, CT , 06412

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) from June 18 to 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) starting June 17. 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.


1:00 pm

Chicken BBQ/Family Picnic

Montville VFW Post 10060, 91 Raymond Hill Rd, Montville, , 06382

Music and fun with our Veterans all afternoon. Chicken BBQ will include 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Local Corn on the Cob, Potato Salad, BBQ Beans, and Watermelon

4:00 pm

North Branford Potato and Corn Festival

North Branford Potato and Corn Festival; Augur Farm, Route 22, between routes 80 and 17, , North Branford, CT , 06472

August 3rd, 4th and 5th. 3 days of Food, and Fun for the whole family. Classic car show, Cow chip raffle, Tractor pull, 5k run, Fireworks, amusement rides, arcade, games, contests. Many craft and food vendors. Live entertainment on stage all weekend.

Event hours:
Friday 8/3 4pm-11pm
Saturday 8/4 9am-11pm
Sunday 8/5 8am-5pm

8:00 am

46th Annual Vintage Motorcar Meet

Haddam Neck Fair Grounds, Follow Haddam Neck Road off Rte 151, East Hampton, CT , 06424

The Belltown Antique Car Club presents its 46th annual vintage motorcar meet at Haddam Neck Fair Grounds off Rte 151 in East Hampton. Stock, unmodified cars and trucks of all makes and manufacture, built from the dawn of the motoring age through 1971, will be classified, admired and judged. Trophies awarded. Flea market for auto parts, literature and automobilia on premises. Rain or shine.

Denison Farm Market; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, , 06355

Pick up some fresh, delicious, local food at the Denison Farm Market this summer and fall. Each week market goers can find local fruits and vegetables, meat, honey, eggs, maple syrup, herbs, jellies and preserves, cheese and many other items.

The market runs from June 3 to October 28 with a special November 18 market just before Thanksgiving. Special events throughout the season include a visit by special guest chef and author Emily Brooks, a book swap day, and a Halloween costume contest for kids and the young at heart.

The Denison Farm Market is the can’t miss farmers market of the season featuring the very best in local farmers from southeastern Connecticut.


9:30 am

National Museum Day

National Museum Day; Custom House Maritime Museum , 150 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

free admission; (860) 447-2501.

10:30 am


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.

Back Lawn 1767 Gen. William Hart House, 350 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

For children and adults. Hosted by Old Saybrook Historical Society. Include live music, drinks, and sweets. No charge for attendance or participation; donations accepted.

10:00 am


NBRANFORD-FUNcation!; BounceU of North Branford, 1289 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT , 06471

Join us every weekend this summer for Special FUNcation Open Bounce Sessions that are action-packed with weekly activities, refreshments and tons of bouncing and fun!

$16 per participant includes :

2-hour session
New Theme each week
Themed Activities

Call to reserve today! Reservations are required.

Go to http://calendar.north-branford-ct.bounceu.com/ to see times and more information on the theme of the week!

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.

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.

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.

9:00 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.


5:00 pm

One-Way-Ticket Performs

Westbrook Green, , Westbrook, CT

In event of rain, held on following Thursday. Free. Bring dinner, chair, or blanket.

1:00 pm

CANTERBURYMusic with Rick Spencer

The P, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT , 06331

Children of all ages are invited to join musician Rick Spencer in exploring the 1830s through popular stories and music of the time. Program included in regular museum admission, and is sponsored by the Savings Institute Bank & Trust.

6:00 pm

Fiddle Concert

Bushnell Farm, 1445 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Performed by Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island. Bring chair or blanket and picnic. Free admission and on-site parking. Grounds open at 5 p.m.

La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Families are invited to hear Sweet Beats Family Music from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at the La Grua Center in Stonington. Teachers and performers, Eleanor Robinson and Casey Marsh, incorporate song, dance, play, creativity and imagination while strumming a ukulele, banjo, mandolin, or guitar. The two will harmonize to songs from Robinson’s newly released CDs, “Daffodil and Chug-a-Choo” and “Iron Horse.”
Robinson has taught children’s music classes for over a decade and assembled a collection of her greatest hits from those classes. Marsh is in college studying music education and music therapy.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.
La Grua Center is located at 32 Water St. in Stonington Village and can be reached at (860) 535-2300.

6:00 pm

Convertibles Performs

Sunset Bar & Grill - Water's Edge Resort & Spa, 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT


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


McCook Beach Park, McCook Beach Park, Niantic, CT

Volunteers needed for the Hartford Marathon Foundation's Niantic Bay Triathlon on Sunday, August 5 at McCook Beach Park in Niantic.

Please visit www.HartfordMarathon.com for more information!


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.

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

5:00 pm

Shakespeare Everywhere! The Compleate Work

Shakespeare Everywhere! The Compleate Work; The Grove at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, , 06457

ARTFARM will present Shakespeare Everywhere! The Compleate Work, the culminating event of its month long series of guerilla style Shakespeare performances on August 5th at 5pm in the scenic Cedar Grove at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown CT. The event, hosted by WNPR personality Chion Wolf, will reprise the scenes, monologues, and songs performed at local events in July, and will feature the music of Dueto Luna Y Sol, Anitra Brooks and Eric Kuhn, and the ARTFARM Irregular Orchestra. Human megaphone Shakespeare, Bicycle Shakespeare, and Circus Shakespeare acts will be featured. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grove overlooking the Connecticut River Valley.

Artful Living Presents Suessical

Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, 451 Route 81, Killingworth, CT

Tickets: $20 (adults); $17 (seniors, children younger than 12).

2:00 pm


Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, 451 Route 81, Killingworth, CT

Presented by Artful Living. Tickets: $20; $17 (children 12 and under; seniors 65.

6:00 pm

ARTFARM’S “Shakespeare Everywhere” Comes to MxCC

Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT

ARTFARM's “Shakespeare Everywhere: The Complete Work” will perform outdoors in the Grove at Middlesex Community College on Sunday, August 5 at 6 p.m. A 45-minute concert will take place before the show, and a 45-minute performance of short Shakespeare selections in "guerilla/flashmob” (Shakespeare style) will take place immediately following the show. Attendees are invited to bring their own picnics, beverages, chairs and blankets. Although the event is free, donations to ARTFARM are appreciated. The performance will move indoors to Chapman Hall if it rains. For details visit www.mxcc.edu or www.art-farm.org.

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