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August 12

A total of 33 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

11:00 am

56th Regional Show & William Butcher Solo Exhibition

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

— through Sept. 22; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; (860) 536-7601.

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.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception: Mixed Bag

The Gallery at Riverside Press, 18 Plains Road, Essex, CT

Works by John Berube (Chester), Lesley Braren (East Hampton), Ron DeBartolo (Centerbrook), and Deborah Quinn-Munson (Chester).

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.

Community

6:00 pm

Norwich 50+ Singles, Aug. 12, Taftville

Knights of Columbus Hall, 47 South Second Ave., Taftville, CT

Road Runners will play from 6-10 p.m.; free refreshments; cash bar; (860) 537-5505.

Education/Lectures

11:00 am

Historic Guilford Walking Tours

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

WALKING TOURS TO BEGIN JUNE 23-24

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.

11:30 am

Intro to Smoothies and Juicing, Aug. 12, Niantic

Intro to Smoothies and Juicing, Aug. 12, Niantic; Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT , 06357

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with personal chef and certified Nutrition Counselor, Tamera Edwards; donate one ingredient selected at time of registration; register in the church office; (860) 739-6208; free; limited space.

Fairs/Festivals

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.

12:00 pm

Shoreline Wine Festival

Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT

12:00 pm

Shoreline Jewish Festival

Guilford Green, , Guilford, CT

Music, rides, kosher food.

Joshua Hempsted House, 11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT , 06230

The Writers Block, InK, in collaboration with Connecticut Landmark’s Hempsted House, announces their upcoming Freedom Fair, which will take place August 11 - 12 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Hempsted House grounds located at 11 Hempstead St in New London, CT. Information about the events featured at the Freedom Fair may be obtained by calling (860) 442-5265. A suggested donation of $5 at the door will be greatly appreciated to support The Writers Block, InK and CT Landmarks.

The Freedom Fair is a two-day event with a performance by “The Boys on the Block” entitled Wealth in Skin: Creative Historical Freedom Stories - a montage of poetry, singing, spoken word, and short scenes. The Writers Block, InK will also be debuting previews of their summer production, Breaking Ground, a work which grapples with issues of homelessness, abuse, divorce, and mending broken relationships. In addition to the performances, throughout the day local vendors will be selling food and novelties.

Connecticut Landmarks collaborated with the Writers Block, InK to create jobs for teens this summer, including six high school students—Kirshon Augmon, Isaiah General, Noah Jenkins, Ronnie Rogers, Jalen Sampeur, and Derrick Silvan, as well as one college student – David Williams. This summer, these students, known as “The Boys on the Block,” researched the life of Adam Jackson, who was enslaved to Joshua Hempsted, the lives of other prominent African American historical figures in the New London area, and the broader history of slavery in Connecticut during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The culmination of the research done by “The Boys on the Block” has resulted in an original production entitled Wealth in Skin: Creative Historical Freedom Stories directed by Broadway veteran, Ron Bastine. On August 11th and 12th, this original production will be performed throughout the day during The Freedom Fair - a celebration of community in New London County both yesterday and today.

Kids/Family

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.

2:00 pm

It's ICE CREAM Sunday!

It's ICE CREAM Sunday!; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Join us on SUPER SUNDAY for a FREE ICE CREAM with any purchase from 2-5pm.

Note-Ice cream is nut/peanut free, and popsicles are dairy free.

10:00 am

NBRANFORD-FUNcation!

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
Refreshments
Themed Activities
Bouncing

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!

11th Annual Walk for the Children; Walk For the Children & Dance Celebration, 100 Ochre Point Ave. , Newport, RI , 02840

WALK FOR THE CHILDREN Along the Newport Cliff Walk to benefit children with cancer & special needs! The Andréa Rizzo Foundation holds the 11th Annual Walk for the Children & Dance Celebration to benefit the Dréa’s Dream dance therapy program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center & local public schools. This 2mile scenic walk-a-thon is a FREE FAMILY EVENT featuring prizes, raffles, Kid Zone, FREE refreshments & dance performances. Come & join us for a great day! All walkers receive Ben&Jerry’s Ice Cream.

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.

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

All Buick Car Show, Wallingford Buick GMC

All Buick CAR Show, Wallingford Buick GMC, 1122 Old North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT , 06492

BCA Yankee Chapter to Sponsor an ‘All Buick’ Car Show at Wallingford Buick, Wallingford, CT
The Buick Club of America’s Yankee Chapter is sponsoring a ‘Buick only’ show on August 12, 2012, at Wallingford Buick, 1122 Old North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. Show time will be 9 AM – 3 PM, rain or shine. There will be 6 classes with peer judging, and a Best of Show Award. Goodie bags with dash plaques for first 85 cars. All car entries eligible for prize drawing. Registration is the day of the show only, with a $10 per car cost.
Spectators will be admitted free. Food will be available on the premises from the show vendor.
For questions or more information, please contact Tom Lane at 860-859-1125 or e-mail tomlane39@sbcglobal.net.

Music

6:00 pm

Next Level Performs

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

5:00 pm

Prelude Performs

Westbrook Green, , Westbrook, CT

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

Pousette-Dart Band

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, 300 East Haddam Road, Salem, CT , 06420

— 4 p.m., Mitchell Farms, 300 East Haddam Road, Route 82, Salem; $40; www.pousette-dart.com.

6:00 pm

Souled Out

Madison Green, , Madison, CT

Part of the Madison Concerts on the Green summer music series.

4:00 pm

MxCC Hosts Festival of Local Arts & Musci

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

The "Festival of Local Arts & Music" co-sponsored by the Buttonwood Tree and WESU-AM will come to MxCC for the first time this summer, performing outdoors in the Grove on Sunday, August 12 from 4-8 p.m. (or in Chapman Hall Multipurpose room if it rains). The festival will be a modern-day vaudeville-style variety show of several Middletown-area musical groups and other performing artists.

7:00 pm

Tony Reali Performs

Seaview Bistro - Water's Edge Resort & Spa, 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

Religion

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

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

Seussical

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

Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera Theater of Connecticut, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

Psychological thriller by Gaetano Donizetti.

8:00 pm

Buckwheat Zydeco

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

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