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August 26

A total of 31 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.

10:00 am

Little Theatre of the Deaf to Perform At Hygienic Art Park

Hygienic Art Galleries, 79-83 Bank Street, New London, CT

The National Theatre of the Deaf will stage six performances of the Little Theatre of the Deaf company’s family-oriented production “Stories In My Pocket Too” at Hygienic Art Park in New London.
Stories In My Pocket Too is an original theatrical piece developed by NTD Executive Director, Betty Beekman and features the Little Theatre of the Deaf acting company; Joey Caverly, Christina Cogswell and Christina Stevens.
Each performance of Stories In My Pocket Too is approximately 45 minutes in length and will be performed simultaneously in ASL and the spoken word. In the program, the family audiences will be engaged in seeing and hearing stories and improvisations derived from original material, literature and social awareness that will entertain as well as expand their familiarity with deaf culture. Performances are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 19, 21 and 26. The performances are free to the public. The Hygienic Art Park is located at 79 Bank St.

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.

Community

3:00 pm

Books, BBQ, & Blues Library Fundraiser

James Blackstone Memorial Librart, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

Includes family-friendly activities. Catered by Shoreline Café & Catering, with music by The Cobalt Rhythm Kings.

8:15 am

Gloucester & Rockport Trip, Aug. 26, E. Lyme

East Lyme Senior Center, 39 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

8:15 a.m., departs; 7:15 p.m., returns; featuring Lobster Clambake, lunch at the Gloucester House Restaurant; $83; call to register at (860) 739-5859.

7:00 pm

Old Home Day

Grassy Hill Congregational Church, Grassy Hill Road, Lyme, CT

annual old home day potluck, following the 11 a.m. service; all welcome; (305) 509-2557.

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, Aug. 26, Montville

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

Come have breakfast with your Vets,and help us help others; eggs any way, omelets made to order, blueberry pancakes, biscuits and gravy, homefries, sausage, juice and coffee; $7 adults; $5 kids; (860) 848-3750.

11:00 am

Singles Walk and Lunch, Aug. 26, Niantic

Niantic Boardwalk, Baptist Lane, Niantic, CT

Sunday morning walk and lunch; free walk; call (860) 434-6426; sponsored by Social Connections, LLC.

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.

10:30 am

Women & Family Life Center Open House

Women & Family Life Center Open House, 96 Fair Street, Guiford, CT

For whole family. Food, prizes, and mini classes.

Fairs/Festivals

9:00 am

Chester Fair

Chester Fairgrounds, , Chester, CT

Admission: $8 (free for children 12 and younger).

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.

1:00 pm

"The Crucible"

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

Flock Theatre collaborates with Connecticut Landmarks in presenting Arthur Miller’s this classic American play “The Crucible.” Set during Salem’s turbulent witchcraft hysteria of 1692, Flock will perform tale on the grounds of the Hempsted Houses in New London Aug. 16-26. All perfomrances will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors.

Kids/Family

4:30 pm

The Bookmarks! Book Club

The Bookmarks! Book Club; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

The Bookmarks are back! The Bookmarks!! is our very own Middle-Grade book club that is open to anyone ages 8-12. This isn't your Mom's (or Aunt's or Grandmother's) book club! This is just for YOU.

Check out our next pick for August:
Otherworld Chronicles by Nils Johnson-Shelton

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!

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

Try-It Day

The Dance Corner of Killingworth, 206 Route 80, Killingworth, CT

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.

5:00 pm

Picnic By the Pond Concert

Ivoryton Congregational Church, 57 Main Stret, Ivoryton, CT

Performance by Geoffrey Matesky. Bring picnic basket and lawn chair. Hot dogs and hamburgers for sale.

4:30 pm

Bookmarks! Book Club

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

For ages 8 to 12. August pick: Otherworld Chronicles by Nils Johnson-Shelton. Reservations required.

5:00 pm

Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings

Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

three Playboy Playmates stop by Mohegan Sun for a very special free Signings & Sightings event! From 5:00pm – 6:00pm in The Shops concourse, rub elbows with Amy Leigh Andrews, Miss April 2010, Alison Waite, Miss May 2006 and Nikki Leigh, Miss May 2012, as they meet fans and sign autographs.

Music

6:00 pm

Fish Heads Performs

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

5:00 pm

Number 9 Performs

Westbrook Green, , Westbrook, CT

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

Nature/Outdoors

5:30 pm

Swallow Spectacular Boat Cruisis

Swallow Spectacular Boat Cruisis; Eagle Landing State Park, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

Enjoy a beautiful evening boat cruise along the lower Connecticut River to see one of nature's most amazing aviary phenomenons. During fall migrations, hundreds of thousands of Tree Swallows congregate at sunset in a giant communial roost often creating a "ballet" or "funnel" of birds before they settle down in the marsh. Each night is unique and awe inspiring. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite beverage for this 3 hour sunset cruise. CT Audubon Society naturalists are on board to talk about the CT River and the birds and wildlife that call it home. All passengers $40. Children over 10 please.

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

Sports

8:00 am

Brooklyn Fair 5km Road Race

Brooklyn Fair, Route 169 , Brooklyn, CT , 06234

DATE: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 8:00 A.M. –– NEW START TIME
LOCATION: Brooklyn Fairgrounds Route 169 Brooklyn, Connecticut
ENTRY FEE: $14.00 Pre-Registered • $17.00 Race Day • 12 and under Free
Includes entrance into fairgrounds for all runners. Fee is non-refundable.
Parking is not included in entry fee.
Entrance stamps will be given at registration area at South end of fairgrounds
First 150 applicants will receive T-shirt. Refreshments available after race.
COURSE: 5km (3.1mi) Route 169 to Mason Road to Tatnic Road
to Fairground Road and finish below lovely old wooden grandstand.
Approximately 1/2 mile of course is within fairgrounds.
For additional information email Christina at cvfitness@live.com.
Any profit made will benefit Brooklyn School Cross Country Program.

8:00 am

Brooklyn Fair 5km Road Race

Brooklyn Fair 5km Road Race , Route 169 , Brooklyn , CT , 06234

12th Anniversary
Brooklyn Fair 5km Road Race
Enjoy a scenic run in a small rural New England town. Afterwards enjoy the sights and sounds of the oldest
Continual Agricultural Fair in the U.S.A

DATE: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 8:00 A.M.
LOCATION: Brooklyn Fairgrounds Route 169 Brooklyn, Connecticut
ENTRY FEE: $14.00 Pre-Registered * $17.00 Race Day * 12 and under Free

Includes entrance into fairgrounds for all runners. Fee is non-refundable.
Parking is not included in entry fee.
Entrance stamps will be given at registration area at South end of fairgrounds
First 150 applicants will receive T-shirt. Refreshments available after race.

COURSE: 5Km (3.1 mi) Route 169 to Mason Road to Tatnic Road
to Fairground Road and finish below lovely old wooden grandstand.

Stage/Theater

2:00 pm

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Uncensored Version

Gardens at Clinton Historical Society, 103 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

Bring picnic, blanket, and lawn chairs.

7:00 pm

Guy Davis and the High Flying Rockets Performs

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

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