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September 9

A total of 38 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.

2:00 pm

Artist Reception for Beverly Schirmeier

The Artist View Gallery and Learning Center, 25 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

3:00 pm

Opening Reception

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT

Features photographs by Matthew Garrett and landscapes by Gerald Saladyga; runs Thursday, Sept. 6 through Oct. 7.

2:00 pm

Opening of Watercolor ARTists

Ivoryton Library, 106 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

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.


2:00 pm

Auditions - The Magic Toyshop

Auditions - The Magic Toyshop; Nathanael Greene Community Center, 32 Church St, Guilford, CT , 06437

Auditions for Starship Dance Theater's 20th annual production of "The Magic Toyshop" will be held Sunday, September 9 at Nathanael Greene Community Center, 32 Church St, Guilford, CT 06437. Dancers en pointe 2:00-3:00 pm; ages 9-12 3:00-3:45 pm; ages 7-8 4:00-4:45 pm; adults 5:00-5:30 pm. For more information call 203-457-0822 or 203-468-8998. $10 audition fee. Performance dates 11/30, 12/1, 12/2.


10:00 am

New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Trade Show

New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Trade Show; The Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main Street , Sturbridge, MA , 01566

WHOLESALE TRADE SHOW - The New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows feature manufacturers of unique, quality New England made products. These juried wholesale shows include home décor, pottery, apparel, accessories, jewelry, toys & games, candles, books, cards & prints, glassware, bath & body products, furniture, spices, candy, sauces, gourmet mixes, baked goods and other specialty food items. Each year the shows attract thousands of national and international buyers who expect the highest quality New England made products. Current shows: Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sept. 9-10, 2012) For more information, please visit www.nemadeshows.com.


9:00 am

Thanksgiving Food Collection, United Church of Chester

United Church of Chester, 29 W. Main Street, Chester, CT

The United Church of Chester needs your help in providing fixings for Thanksgiving baskets which will be delivered to local families this holiday season.
Gift cards in any amount to Adams in Deep River are welcome.
Non-perishable items (canned vegetables, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy) are accepted anytime at the Chester Town Hall or the United Church.
Perishable items (frozen turkeys, frozen turkey breasts, potatoes, carrots, dinner rolls, fresh pies) can be donated on Saturday, November 17th from 9 am to 1 pm at the church at 29 West Main Street. We will have strong arms to assist you! For more info, call 860-526-2697 UCC. Thank you!

9:00 am

Pies for Peace Day

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 19 Jay St., New London, CT

Members and friends of All Souls will enjoy homemade pies after the Ingathering Service this Sunday and make donations to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

The Rev. Carolyn Patierno will preach. Rev. Patierno states, "We can harness the energy of our ingathering after the summer and focus it on a mission-related organization that works for a more peaceful and less violent world. "

Al 860-443-0316 or email carolyn.patieno@allsouls.net

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

11:00 am

Branford Clam Dig

Owenego Inn, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford, CT

(Rain date: Sept. 23). All welcome, including children. Prizes awarded for finding “marked” clams. Bring rake or pitchfork. Supplies limited on-site. Free. Call 24-hour shellfish hotline to confirm the event: 203-315-3909, ext

10:00 am

Exchange Excel/Rotary Interact Food Drive

Food Drive, Stop and Shop, Samson Rock Dr., Roberts Food Center, Old Toll Rd., Madison, CT , 06443

A food drive, to benefit the Madison Food Pantry, will be held on Sunday, September 9th, 10-2 p.m., at both Stop and Shop and Roberts Food Center.

Guided Walks on the Coogan Farm, (multiple dates), Mystic

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

for families and Adults; (860) 536-1216.

2 September 16:00 - 17:00
4 September 10:00 - 11:00
9 September 16:00 - 17:00
11 September 10:00 - 11:00
16 September 16:00 - 17:00
18 September 10:00 - 11:00
23 September 16:00 - 17:00
25 September 10:00 - 11:00
30 September 16:00 - 17:00


12:30 pm

Adult Bead Class: Multi-Strand Necklace, Sept. 9, Montville

The Shops at Nature's Art, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT , 06370

Make a statement with a necklace created from 3 strands of beautiful beads. It will be an eye catching piece with 3 different lengths. Also learn to crimp and attach a clasp. This is a beginner to intermediate class. Instructor: Donna Lotti. See store for materials list.

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.

1:00 pm


Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

This two-part series will benefit both beginners and current researchers. Part 1 focuses on how to begin your genealogical search, internet resources, immigration and passenger manifests, and federal and state censuses. Participant receive a notebook of detailed materials. Part 2 follows on November 18, 2012.

JGSCT members only. Reservations required. New members may join when reserving a spot for the workshops.

Reservations to info@jgsct-jewish-genealogy.org or 860-424-6143.


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

East Haven Fall Festival

East Haven Green, , East Haven, CT

10:00 am

North Haven Fair

North Haven Fair Grounds, Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT

Admission: $10 (free for children 12 and younger; $5 for seniors on Sunday).


11:30 am

Alzheimer's Fundraiser

Lobster Shack, 7 Indian Neck Rd, Branford, CT , 06405

Lobster Shack teamed up with Alzheimer's to raise money by having a 50/50 and tea cup raffle. Prizes include yankee, soundtiger and Ct sun tickets,spa, hotel, gym's, restaurants and more. Please stop by for great food and help out for a great cause

Misc. Events

11:00 am

Food Tasting

Organon: A Market at Chester, 56 Middlesex Avenuen, Chester, 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.

1:00 pm

Nature Photography Hike

Bailey Trail South, , Madison, CT

Hosted by Madison Land Conservation Trust; led by pro photographer Ruthanna Terreri. Participants enter photos in the Madison Land Conservation Trust’s 2012 photo contest.

9:30 am

Hamden Elks Soccer Shoot

Hamden Middle School (field), 2623 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT

9:30 a.m. (registration); 10 a.m. (competition). Entrants must be residents of Hamden or North Haven.

3:00 pm

Stash's Cafe's Friends Of Glenn Landers Benefit

Stash's Cafe, 95 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT , 06320


FROM 3:00pm to 7:00pm
95 Pequot Avenue in New London, CT

$20.00 Donation at door

Glenn Landers was badly injured in a trampoline
accident and is now paralyzed from the neck down. He is in
desperate need of donations!!! HELP US HELP GLENN!!!!!


9:00 am

Community Day & Activities Fair

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT

Learn about synagogue’s nursery and religious schools, committees, adult education, social activities and youth groups. Bagels and coffee served.

10:00 am

Restaurant Week at Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT , 06382

With over 30 dining options at Mohegan Sun, there are so many restaurants but so little time! From September 9th through 14th, Restaurant Week returns for its third time featuring deals at the best dining destinations on property so you can sample all the cuisine there is to offer at Mohegan Sun!

After getting your fill, visit The Shops concourse for The Mohegan Sun Chef Battle on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:00pm. Watch as participating chefs from restaurants within Mohegan Sun compete to make two dishes based on a secret ingredient.

For more information and a full list of restaurant specials, please visit http://mohegansun.com/dining/dining-specials.html#restaurantweek.

1:00 pm

Guilford’s Got Talent

Guilford Town Green, , Guilford, CT

Talent competition hosted by radio personality John “Cadillac” Saville.


9:45 am

Jazz Service

The First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT

Followed by jazz picnic.

3:00 pm

Men's Chorus Concert

Men's Chorus Concert; First Church of Christ Congregational, 499 Town Street, East Haddam , CT

Sunday, Sept. 9, 3:00 PM, at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 499 Town St., East Haddam.This is a Church Benefit Concert followed by a reception. The 32 member male chorus is conducted by Barry Asch and accompanied by Deborah Lyon. The concert features: Selections from Les Mis, (The Musical that Swept the World;) Swansea Town; Battle Hymn, Soon and Very Soon; Solos, and The Hill Top Four, (Barbershop Quartet) will also perform. Tickets $15 at the door, Advanced sales $12, Goodspeed Station Country Store-Haddam; Celebrations-Deep River, call 860-537-2052 or 860-526-1038. (12 & under, free.)

Harkness Family Day; Harkness Memorial State Park, 275 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Waterford Community Band, DJ, Gabrielle’s Karate & Kickboxing Demo, All-day CT Area Classic TBirds car show and ConnectiKITERS Kite-Flying Demo; food available for purchase; (860) 444-5848.

3:00 pm

Cappella Cantorum Men’s Chorus Concert

First Church of Christ Congregational, 499 Town Street, East Haddam, CT

Concert followed by reception. Tickets: $15 (at door); $12 (advanced sales); available at Station Country Store-Haddam and Celebrations-Deep River. Children 12 and under: free.

1:00 pm

A Musical Exploration of the War of 1812 with Geoff Kaufman

Putnam Elms, 191 Church Street, Brooklyn, CT , 06234

Maritime musician Geoff Kaufman will perform a musical exploration of the period of the War of 1812 in this bicentenary anniversary of the beginning of this conflict. Enjoy Geoff's program on the historic grounds of Putnam Elms.

8:00 pm

Organist Isabelle Demers Performs

Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven, CT

Part of 2012–‘13 Great Organ Music at Yale Series. Presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Free. No tickets required.


8:30 am

Sunday Services

Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 102 Providence-New London Turnpike, North Stonington, , 06359

Sunday morning 8:30am with smaller & more reflective service without childcare. 9:30am Bible classes for all ages, plus Nursery. 10:30am Family-oriented celebration with childcare & Children's Church.


11:00 am

19th Annual Shoreline Biathlon, Sept. 9, Westerly

Westerly Town Beach Pavilion, Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut, Westerly, RI

11 a.m., held by the Chariho Westerly Animal Rescue League to benefit it's mission in promoting and providing animal welfare and advocacy througout the Chariho/Westerly area; a 5-mile run and 16-mile bike ride (a double 8-mile loop); awards, t-shirts, refreshments and more; www.cwarl.org or (301) 322-8937.

Individual entry fees:
$30 pre-reg. postmarked by Sept. 1, 2012
$40 after Sept. 1, 2012
Team entry fees:
$40 pre-reg. postmarked by Sept. 1, 2012
$50 after Sept. 1, 2012


1:00 pm

Auditions - The Magic Toyshop

Nathanael Greene Community Center, 32 Church St, Guilford, CT , 06437

Auditions for Starship Dance Theater's 20th annual production of "The Magic Toyshop" will be held Sunday, September 9 at Nathanael Greene Community Center, 32 Church St, Guilford, CT 06437. Dancers en pointe 1:00-2:00 pm; ages 9-12 2:00-2:45 pm; ages 7-8 3:00-3:45 pm; adults 4:00-4:30 pm. For more information call 203-457-0822 or 203-468-8998. $10 audition fee. Performance dates 11/30, 12/1, 12/2.

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