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Art Exhibits/Openings

7:00 pm

Art Show

MegaBites Computer Cafe, 410 Blake Street, Westville, CT

Hosted by café and Ashley Abel Photography. Features artworkwork from local artists, including Abel and Xander Kane of East Haven, and Stevie Thompson from Branford. Wine, beer, and coffee available.

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

10:00 am

New England Landscape Invitational & The Society of Connecticut Sculptors

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be exhibited in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. All Four Galleries - Member and Invitational Show. The Guest Juror for this exhibition is Harley Bartlett. The Society of Connecticut Sculptors - All Four Galleries - Juried by The Society of Connecticut Sculptors/approved by LAA. Opening reception on Friday, October 5, 6-8. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested. Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street. (860)434-7802; lymeartassociation.org

Opening Reception

Fresh Ayer Gallery, 19 Halls Road, Old Lyme, CT

New England arts Kristina N. Occhino and Robin Wessman; through Oct. 12.

3:00 pm

League of Women Voters Public Gathering

Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

All current and former members and general public welcome to attend.


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

2:00 pm

Wild Mushroom Festival, Sept. 30, Mystic

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

2-5 p.m., mushroom identifications, unusual fungi, culinary creations, live music and locally produced beverages; $12.50 pp; $15 pp, non-members; (860) 536-1216.

1:30 pm

Fused Glass Bracelet Workshop

Fused Glass Bracelet Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

With glass artist Mary Vetel, design a one-of-a-kind fused glass charm bracelet. Embellish the piece with dangles and charms. Take home an original and fashionable piece of artwork! Materials included.

Second "Educkational" Duck Race

Olmstek Outlook, River Street, Guilford, CT

Sponsored by Guilford for Education. Participants "sponsor a duck" by purchasing tickets for $5 at different locations and events throughout summer and on day of the event. "Educkational Festival" features activities, including music, interative booths devoted to outdoor education organizations, food, and drink.

12:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Best BBQ Chef Competition, Sept. 30, N. London

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

The City of New London and the Downtown New London Association are proud to announce The 3rd Annual Best BBQ Chef Competition where barbecue and grilling enthusiasts throughout the country will compete for top recognition in the State. Enjoy a BBQ competition where you can interact with the chefs while taking in the aromas of their grills, watch food demos from local restaurants and absorb the sounds of live entertainment; (860) 443-3786.

Editor's Pick

6:30 pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Wilcox Park, Broad and High Streets, Westerly, RI , 02891

Wilcox Park, High and Broad streets, Westerly; ages 1-8 hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck; free; westerlychamber.org.

1:00 pm

Book Sale

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Sponsored by Friends of Essex Library. All items half price on Sunday. Raises funds for library programs and activities.

9:00 am

Blessing of the Animals

Essex Town Green, Main Street, Essex, CT

Hosted by St. John's Episcopal Church. In honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Families, including pets, invited.

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.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.


5:00 pm

Owl Pellet Class

Bauer Park, 257 Copse Road, Madison, CT

Learn about owls in the area and dissect an owl pellet to see what owls eat. For ages 7 and up.

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

Durham Fair

Durham Fairgrounds, 24 Town House Road, Durham, CT

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

Moon Festival

St. Bernard School, Norwich New London Tnpk, Uncasville, CT

Moon Festival — 1-4 p.m., St. Bernard High School, Route 32, Uncasville; held by The Chinese and American Cultural Assistance Association; food, soft drinks and moon cakes will be available to purchase; Montville students will perform martial arts demonstrations, traditional dances and folk songs.


12:00 pm

GFFE Duck Race

Olmsted Outlook, River Street, Guilford, CT

Event begins with Educkational Festival, with activities for kids of all ages-music, interactive booths, and refreshments. “Sponsor a duck” tickets: $5. All proceeds benefit Guilford Fund for Education.

11:00 am

Alpaca Open Farm Days

New England Alpacas, 14 Bethke Road, Killingworth, CT

Fiber arts demonstrations, children’s activities (weather permitting), and refreshments.

10:00 am

OSW Football Car Wash

Meineke Muffler Shop, 820 Boston Post Rd (Rte 1), old saybrook, CT , 06475

OSW Car Wash
Sunday September 30th OSW Touchdown Club will host a car wash at the Meineke Muffler Shop 820 Boston Post Rd (Rte 1) in Old Saybrook from 10-2.
Proceeds will benefit the OSW High School Football team.

Misc. Events

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.

10:00 am

Bulbs for Breast Cancer

Natureworks Garden Center, 518 Forest Road, Northford, CT

Ten percent of proceeds from all bulbs purchased donated to After the Storm. Participatory games and refreshments in garden.


8:00 pm

‘An Evening of Cross-Gender Enchantment’

Battell Chapel, 400 College Street, New Haven, CT

Didik Nini Thowok Performs Indonesian music and dance. Presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music. No tickets required.

5:00 pm

A Time Of Refreshing -Ben Tankard

A Time Of Refreshing -Ben Tankard; WellSpring, 222 Lincoln Street, Berlin, CT , 06037

The Great ExChange Church of Jesus Christ International:
Proudly present the ministry of Gospel Jazz Pioneer Dr.Ben Tankard.


6:45 pm

Autumn Moonlight Walk

Garvan Trail - Madison Surf Club, , Madison, CT

Presented by Madison Land Conservation Trust. Bring flashlight. Hike cancelled in event of rain.


9:00 am

Blessing of the Animals

Essex Town Green, Main Street (next to the Post Office), Essex, CT , 06426

St. John's Episcopal Church invites you to join us for the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi at 9:00 am on the Town Green, Main Street, Essex; All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation or belief. Donations of boxed pet food will be accepted for an area animal shelter. (Please leash your dog.)


7:00 pm

Joe Sample Trio

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

7:30 pm

“Breaking Up is Hard to Do"

Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this endearing story presents most of Neil Sedaka’s most popular songs spun together in a light-hearted tale of mistaken identity, friendship and love; through Oct. 14; $40, $35 seniors, $20 students, $15 children; (860) 767-73182 and 7:30 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun. and 2 p.m. Wed. and Sun.

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