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September 1

A total of 34 events have been found.

3:00 pm

Acoustic Open Mike

New London Antique's Coffeehouse, 123 Bank St., New London, CT

open mike for acoustic musicians to play; great sound system; (860) 961-9343.

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

Cooley Gallery hosts exhibit of three local artists

The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

The Cooley Gallery will hold an opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday for its most recent exhibition, “Tuesdays.”
This exhibit of paintings is by three artists who meet every Tuesday to paint and enjoy each other’s company. “The spirit of this easy gathering is right in line with the tradition of the Old Lyme art colony of the early 1900’s where like-minded artists sought each other out for camaraderie and critique,” says Jeffrey Cooley, owner of The Cooley Gallery. “
Angie Falstrom of Lyme has built her artistic reputation on precisely painted miniatures of intimate interiors and serene local landscapes. Her paintings have been featured in Watercolor Magazine.
Judy Friday has had numerous solo exhibitions at The Cooley Gallery. Her plein air landscapes and gestural still-lifes have been shown in galleries along the East Coast and Midwest. She attended the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
The third member of this group is Jodi Muench, an exacting watercolorist who focuses her skills on natural subjects. Muench employs objects at hand, right now it’s flowers and seashells, and renders them onto paper using time-honored techniques like dry brush, color pencil and silver point. She too attended the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. This show and sale runs through Sept. 15. The Cooley Gallery is located at 25 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

12:00 pm

Through Thick and Thin

Through Thick and Thin; The Kitchen Gallery, 140c State Street, New London, CT , 06320

an exhibition of work by New London artist Rick Lacey.
Rick Lacey graduated from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2011. He is a figurative painter, using lights and darks along with the tone of canvas to imply form. His work is sometimes monochromatic, sometimes in full color. Subtle themes and narrative elements are present as well. hours are: Wednesday through Saturday 12-6 pm.

2:00 pm

Artist Reception for Sculptor Michael McLaughlin

The Bee & Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

10:00 am

Exhibit at Hagaman Memorial Library

Exhibit at Hagaman Memorial Library; Shutterart by Debi Meole at Hagaman Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT , 06512

SHUTTERART By Debi, works by Debra Meole, will be on exhibit at Hagaman Memorial Library at 227 Main Street In East Haven. Debra Meole’s framed photographs of local points of interest, carousel horses, lighthouses and more will be on display from September 1st through September 29th . If anyone is interested in purchasing any of the pieces on display, please contact Debra at ameole@yahoo.com Please contact Hagaman Memorial Library for hours and days which they are open to the public.

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.


1:00 pm

Auditions for The Snow Angel, a new musical

Charles Music School, 24 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT , 06409

Auditions for The Snow Angel, a Musical Holiday Adventure by Patty Carver & Leo Carusone
Produced by Connecticut Children’s Theatre
Director – Patty Carver
Auditions will be Sat., Sept. 1st, 1-4pm at Charles Music School, 24 Main St., Centerbrook.
Looking for actor/singers, ages 8-18 of all types. For cast breakdown go to discovercct.org
1pm-2:30pm: call for 4th-8th graders
2:30pm-4pm: call for 9th-12 graders
Bring music/resume/headshot if you have it. Otherwise, prepare a song a cappella.
Be ready to sing and read from the script.
For questions call Patty Carver at 860-767-5068.
Callbacks TBA.


12:00 pm

4h Annual Beach Jam for Breast Cancer

Westbrook Elks Lodge, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT

Sponsored by Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784.
Joining FreePlay onstage this year will be: Four Barrel Billy, Rock Bottom, Smoke Bubbles, One Way Out, The Sons, Del Perez Acoustic, and The Taxmen. Tickets include lunch, served from 1pm to 5pm. Kids under 12 are free and also will receive lunch. Raw bar and additional food available for purchase. Silent auction inside Elks Lodge and free giveaways throughout the day. Gates open at noon. Commemorative event T-shirt is included in all advance ticket sales, and will also be available for purchase during the event.

2:00 pm

Harrison House Tours

Tour Harrison House, 124 Main Street , Branford, CT , 06405

The historic Harrison House & Museum at 124 Main Street Branford is open to the public for free guided tours every Saturday from 2-5 pm through September and by appointment. For more info email branfordhistory@gmail.com.
Maintained by the Branford Historical “Society, the circa 1724 saltbox features period furnishing and Branford artifacts as well as a barn with antique tools. Also on the two acre site are a colonial garden and a new herb garden established by the Branford Garden Club.
The property is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.

10:00 am

26th Prudence Crandall Day!

The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 Suoth Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT , 06331

Celebrate Prudence Crandall's 209th birthday with crafts demonstrations and sales, music, period children's games, food on sale all day by the Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum. 1:30pm Abolitionist Debate in the museum barn. Education staff from Historic New England assume the roles of an Abolitionist and slave owner to explore attitudes towards slavery just prior to the Civil War. The Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is site of New England's first Academy for African-American women, established by Prudence Crandall in 1833-1834.

9:00 am

Farmers Market

Stonington Town Docks, 4 High St., Stonington, CT

11:00 am

Gamblers Anonymous

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

every Sat.

11:00 am

Nutmeg Volunteer Junior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, Sept. 1, Groton

Fort Griswold State Park, 90 Walbach St., New London, CT

11 a.m., short parade inside Revolutionary War Battlefield. The Obelisk Monument will be open during the day to climb and take in the views of the Fort, Thames River and the banks of both Groton & New London; a traditional muster will follow; RSVP by Aug. 18 by email: nutmegfifedrum@aol.com or call (860) 446-8626 or PO Box 588, Groton, CT 06340.

9:00 am

Waterford Farmers Market

Waterford Farmers Market; Waterford Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

7:30 am

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast; Ledyard Congregational Church, 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT , 06339

Pancake Breakfast at Ledyard Congregational Church to benefit Operation Outreach/Kids Care, a program that will make packets of food to feed a family of six for $1.50. The packaging will be done by volunteers of all ages from Ledyard churches in September.

Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT

Rain or shine. Sponsored by Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784; hosted by band FreePlay. Tickets: $25 (includes lunch, served from 1 to 5 p.m.); children younger than 12 free, and receive lunch. Proceeds benefit patient care services at The Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

12:00 pm

3rd Annual Bike Fest, Sept. 1, New London

New London Waterfront Park, 2 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

This community event is great fun for families. Activities include free bicycle repairs/tune ups, bike decorating, children's bike rodeo, safety demo, custom bike show, an intro to New London's bike share program and a bike tour of historic New London sites; free; (860) 443-3786.

9:00 am

Farmer's Market, every Sat., Lebanon

Lebanon Town Hall, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT

every Sat. through mid October; (860) 642-2006.

1:00 pm

Bipolar/Depression Group, every Sat., Norwich

William Backus Hospital, 326 Washington St., Norwich, CT

1-3 p.m., Room 130; to learn about the group, call 1-800-842-1501, ext. 110.

7:00 am

Breakfast at Versailles

Versailles United Methodist Church, 4 Church St., Versailles, CT , 06383

$6; the 1st Sat. of every month; (860) 822-9439.


9:00 am

-Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting - Jack Montmeat

-Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting - Jack Montmeat; Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build foundations that will be profoundly reflected in your art. Please call the LAA to schedule lessons with this exceptional instructor.

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.


10:00 am

26th Prudence Crandall Day, Sept. 1, Canterbury

The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT , 06331

Celebrate the birthday of Prudence Crandall with Crafts demos and sales; music with Song-A-Day(11am/2:30pm); children's games; food and museum tours. Participate in an "Anti-Slavery Debate" in the museum barn at 1:30pm. Event is rain or shine.


3:00 pm

First Free Saturday

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St, New London, CT 06320, New London, CT , 06320

day of free activities designed for ages 5-12, including special project or movie ; (860) 443-2545, www.lymanallyn.org.

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!

9:00 am

Free Admission for Kids at Pequot Museum

Mashantucket Pequot Museum, 110 Pequot Trail , Ledyard, CT

free for children ages 12 and younger; two children per adult; can not be combined with other offers.

Misc. Events

10:00 am

Open House - Grand Opening

Open House - Grand Opening; Mystic Ship Yard, 100 Essex Street, Mystic,

Bavaria Yachts will host an Open House celebrating their expansion into the Northeast. This Grand Opening will be held at the Mystic Ship Yard at 100 Essex Street Mystic, CT. On hand for viewing will be the new Farr design 46 & 50 sailboats which are two of their seven models from 32 to 55 feet. Refreshments / Raffles
For more information 860 625-2456

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.


8:00 pm

The Rivergods, Dirt Road Radio

The Rivergods, Dirt Road Radio; Burke's Tavern, 13 Hope St., Niantic, CT

10:00 pm

Roadside Justice

Roadside Justice; Bank Street Cafe, 639 bank street , new london, CT , 06320

Roadside Justice is a party band that has been playing the New England area for over 27 years.


$5 cover w/ a free drink

check em '' out :


9:30 pm

THE FIELD RECORDINGS and Estrogen & Tonic

THE FIELD RECORDINGS and Estrogen & Tonic; Bank Street Cafe, 639 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

NYC band THE FIELD RECORDINGS return to New London joined by local favorites Estrogen and Tonic!

6:00 pm

Out of the Basement Performs

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

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