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September 23

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Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT

the original artwork of James Gurney, the author and illustrator of Dinotopia, an illustrated book series that tells the story of an island where humans and sentient dinosaurs live together in harmony.
On view through February 2, the exhibition brings together paintings from Gurney’s well-loved books A Land Apart From Time, The World Beneath, Journey to Chandara, and First Flight, along with sketches and maquettes from Gurney’s studio. Dinosaur specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, including a Deinonychus skull and a Tyrannosaurus tooth, will complement the paintings and illuminate the science behind Gurney’s art. Related events throughout the months

1:00 pm

‘Altering Life By Holding It Still’

Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

Photography Talk by Andrew Todd and Devin Stoddard.

1:00 pm

Autumn Open Studio

Treefort Studio & Gallery, 101 Fort Path Road, Madison, CT

Features class registration, paintings, cards, and posters.


8:30 am

Eagle Scout Pancake Breakfast

Eagle Scout Pancake Breakfast; VFW Waterford, Boston Post Rd. & Spithead Rd. , Waterford, CT

All are invited to a (Fund Raiser) Breakfast to support a Waterford Boy Scout Troop 29 Eagle candidate Joshua Kelly as he restores a nature trail and refurbishes the vandalized observation deck at the marsh/pond in the woods behind the Oswegatchie Elementary School. Pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee will be served for $5 per person on Sunday, September 23, from 8:30 to 10:30am at the Waterford VFW on the corner of Boston Post Road and Cross Road. Donations toward the project cost are also being accepted.

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

12:00 pm

Book Sale

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

Proceeds benefit the library.

5:00 pm

"Standing Silent", presented by the JCC of Greater New Haven

Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT , 06443

A Jewish community is scandalized when journalist Phil Jacobs uncovers generations of child sexual abuse at the hands of prominent rabbis. Through a multiyear investigation, Jacobs confronts both the rabbinic establishment and his own painful past. Recipient of a Sundance Documentary Filmmaker Grant, this taboo-breaking film recounts how a courageous reporter’s pen became his sword of justice. A Q&A with Phil Jacobs and filmmaker Scott Rosenfelt will follow the screening, moderated by Rabbi Hesch Sommer, D.Min.; Director of the Jewish Wellness and Healing Center at Jewish Family Services of Greater New Haven. Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, and Jewish Family Services.

11:00 am

Cornucopia Fest and UCANRAA Auction

Cornucopia Fest and UCANRAA Auction; CANR campus, UConn, Storrs Rd (Rt. 195), Storrs, CT , 06269

The UConn College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites you to the annual Cornucopia Fest on September 23, 2012, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM on the Storrs campus. Come spend a fun and informative day at CANR! The 18th annual C’ Fest will feature a variety of fun and educational activities throughout the day.

In conjunction with C’Fest, the CANR Alumni Association (UCANRAA) invites you to attend its Annual Auction. It will feature a wide array of goods and services, including restaurant gift certificates, weekend getaways, paintings, flowers and specimen plants. A pre-sale begins at 11:00 AM and the Auction starts at 1:00 PM. Proceeds benefit the UCANRAA endowed scholarship, as well as programs that support students, faculty, staff and alumni of CANR.

11:00 am

Cherish the Moments Bridal Showcase, Sept. 23, Groton

Cherish the Moments Bridal Showcase, Sept. 23, Groton; Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Hwy/ RT 184, Groton, CT , 06340

future brides and grooms can meet an array of wedding professionals to create their "dream wedding." Couples can view hundreds of wedding ideas, fashion, products and more; Fashion Show at 1p.m. & 3 p.m.; featuring: Magnolia Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear of Putnam, CT; door prizes for the first 50 couples and the first 100 brides; register to win multiple of prizes at www.cherishthemoments.net; $5; (860) 445-9784.

1:00 pm

U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, Sept. 23, E.Lyme

East Lyme Community Center, 41 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

National Ballroom Week; free Waltz, Rumba and Tango lessons from 1-4 p.m.; (860) 739-0697.

1:00 pm

Chicken Barbecue, Sept. 23, Jewett City

Slater Library and Fanning Annex, 26 Main St., Jewett City, CT

1-3 p.m., VFW Post 10004; $8 pp; sponsored by "Friends of The Salem Library"; take out available; tickets may be purchased at Slater Library, VFW and Jewett City Greenhouses; (860) 376-0024.

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!

3:30 pm


Drumming; Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

with Dwight Baldwin; free; (860) 447-1411.

1:00 pm

U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers National Ballroom Week

East Lyme Community Center, 41 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

free lessons including waltz, rumba and tango; open to all; free admission; (860) 739-0697.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.


7:00 pm

New London History

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

a six-week series taught by Municipal Historian for the City of New London, Sally Ryan; free; registration required; (860) 447-1411


9:00 am

Lighthouse Point Park Migration Festival

, 2 Lighthouse Point Rod, New Haven, CT

Experts lead informative and interactive programs including hawk watching, bird banding demos, monarch butterfly tagging, and tours of Lighthouse and best bird watching spots. Live music, rides on historic carousel, and activities. Suggested donation: $5 per car. Proceeds used for next year’s event.

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.

9:00 am

Guilford Fair

Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Lane at Stonehouse Lane, Guilford, CT


10:30 am

Story Time

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

No Registration Required

Misc. Events

12:00 pm

Animal Haven Walk-A-Dog-Athon

North Haven Green, , North Haven, CT

Features face painting, dog baths, pet photos, contests, vendor tables, nail clipping, food, music and raffles. Registration: $15 (per dog in advance). Pre-registration due by Sept. 15.

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.

2:00 pm

Screening of A Sense of Wonder

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

Sponsored by Menunkatuck Audubon to celebrate 50th anniversary publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Free and open to public.


3:00 pm

Lara St. John in Concert

Gagnon Auditorium - The Morgan School, 27 Killingworth Tpke, Clinton, CT

Part of George Flynn Classical Concerts. Free. For tickets, send a self addressed stamped envelope to George Flynn Classical Concerts, P.O. Box 473, Clinton, CT 06413.

10:00 am

Jazz Sunday Service

First Church of Christ, 366 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Features The Hot Cat Jazz Band with Ross Tucker. All church picnic follows at 11:15 a.m. on church lawn.

5:00 pm

Pianist Niu Niu Performs

Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, New Haven, CT

Presented by Yale School of Music.

3:00 pm

'Crossing the Rhine’ Concert

Yale Collection of Musical Intruments, 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT

Features 18th-century music from France and Germany. Tickets: $20; $15 (seniors); $10 (students).

4:00 pm

A Concert Featuring Soprano Jolle Greenleaf and Organist Christian Lane

Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly, RI

The Arts Commission of Christ Church Westerly will present a musical program featuring soprano Jolle Greenleaf accompanied by Christian Lane on the organ. A “golden soprano” who is “a major force in the New York music-scene” (New York Times), Jolle Greenleaf specializes in the music of Monteverdi, Purcell, and Bach, yet is equally comfortable performing music of our own time. Christian Lane, in whose hands “any instrument promises to sound glorious” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) is currently Associate Organist at Harvard University. Mr. Lane is featured in a selection of organ solos during each concert, but takes his greatest delight in collaborating with Ms. Greenleaf, adapting each instrument, big and small, to complement and augment her shimmering soprano.

4:00 pm

The Ebeneezer Temple Chorus of Hartford

Ledyard-Gales Ferry Baptist Church , Christy Hill Road, , Gales Ferry , CT

all welcome.


10:00 am

Jazz Sunday Service

First Church of Christ in Saybrook, 366 Main Street, Old Saybrook, , 06475

A Jazz Homecoming Sunday celebration on September 23rd at 10:00 am. The worship service will feature “The Hot Cat Jazz Band” with Ross Tucker. An all church picnic will follow at 11:15 on the church lawn.


9:00 am

2012 Odetah Fall Classic

Odetah Campground, 38 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT

Miniature Golf Tournament for professionals and amateurs of all ages.


7:00 pm

Karla Bonoff

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

Tickets: $35-40.

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