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October 21

A total of 45 events have been found.

1:00 pm

Guilford Family Fun Day

Nathanael B. Green Community Center, 32 Church Street, Guiford, CT

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

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

10:00 am

"In The Pink" Art Exhibit

The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06360

The Gallery at Firehouse Square is hosting a special art exhibit throughout the month of October to support breast cancer awareness. The gallery’s “In The Pink” art exhibit features seven celebrated Connecticut artists, showcasing more than 30 works of art that express the cancer experience and the healing process through land and sea artwork designed to soothe and inspire survival, strength and support. All the paintings are available for sale through The Gallery at Firehouse Square, and 10% of the proceeds with be donated to the new Lawrence & Memorial Breast Cancer Center in New London.

Author Events

1:00 pm

Espresso Book Machine Demo

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

Teacher information session. Free. Registration required.

Community

2:00 pm

Dancing Toward a Cure

Jazzercise Center of Niantic, 11-C Freedom Way, Niantic, CT , 06357

Jazzercise Class, October 21, 2012, 2 PM at Jazzercise Center of Niantic, 11-C Freedom Way, Niantic. Donations to benefit the CT Breast Health Initiative, Inc. All monies raised stay in Connecticut. 12 Jazzercize Certified Instructors. All fitness levels welcomed. Refreshments served after class, $15.00 Donation at the door. Call 860 739-5299 for more information.

5:00 pm

Songs of Leonard Cohen, Oct. 21, Chester

Congregation Beth Shalom, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

5 p.m., The Small Town Concert Series called "Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen"; advance tickets available at the Congregation or at the door; (860) 526-8920.

9:00 am

Team Hope Walk

Lighthouse Point Park, Harbor Pavilion, New Haven, CT

11:00 am

Pet Adoption Event

John Gagnon's Pet Resort, 227 Upton Road, Colchester, CT , 06415

Join John Gagnon's Pet Resort at 227 Upton Road Colchester, CT for a huge Pet Adoption day! There will be many dogs available to meet that are looking for a family to love. Some of the local rescue groups attending this event are PAWS New England, Protector's of Animals, Double Dog Rescue, Sadie Mae Foundation. This event is held indoors so pack up the whole family and come down and meet these wonderful dogs!

1:30 pm

Share Your Jewish Genealogical Successes Roundtable

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

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will meet on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 1:30 pm, at the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown. The program is free and open to all.
Come and share your successes with other Jewish genealogists from throughout Connecticut. Attendees will have about ten minutes to explain at least one success found on their genealogical journey. Describe your brainstorms, your interviewing and research techniques, advice given—anything and everything that added to your family tree. You never know, your success may demolish some else’s genealogical brick wall!
Godfrey is the only public library in Connecticut solely devoted to genealogy. Its resources will be available for research after the program.

1:00 pm

Wire Crochet Weaving Workshop

Wire Crochet Weaving Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sunday, Oct 21, 1-4pm. $50
With jeweler Clorinda Mirto design a unique necklace while learning the crochet chain stitch. Use wire and beads, braid and twist to complete your design. Beginners Welcome! Purchase $10 material kits in class. Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419. 860-663-5593. artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com www.artscenterkillingworth.org

1:30 pm

Come Sew with Me: Introduction to Sewing Classes

Come Sew with Me: Introduction to Sewing Classes; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sundays, Oct 21; Nov 4, 11, 1:30-4:30 pm. $150
Don’t let your sewing machine gather dust! Create a fashion¬able sewing tool bag with Monique Fazzone (Nikki the Needle). Learn to change nee¬dles, wind bobbins and trou¬bleshoot the machine. Recog¬nize the grain of a fabric, how to work with stretchy materials and knits, and sew seams and hems. Understand binding, pressing and trimming. Work on basic hand-stitching hems, tacking, chain stitch, and sewing buttons, snaps and zippers. No experience necessary. Bring your machine, bobbins and thread. Material list available.
Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419. 860-663-5593. artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com www.artscenterkillingworth.org

6:00 pm

Horse-drawn Haunted Hayrides

Oakdale Firehouse, 444 Chapel Hill Road, Oakdale, CT , 06370

— 6-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Oakdale Fire Department, 444 Chapel Hill Road, Oakdale; earlier hours for young children; $8 ages 11 and up, $5 ages 5-11, free to children under 4; (860) 859-0502.

3:30 pm

Drumming

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

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

12:30 pm

Westerly/Pawcatuck Vegetarian Society

Westerly/Pawcatuck Vegetarian Society; office of Carl W. Reiner, MSW, LICSW, 53 High Street, Unit 32, Westerly, RI , 02891

The Westerly/Pawcatuck Vegetarian Society will hold an organizational meeting Sunday 12:30pm, October 21, 2012 at 53 High St. 3rd floor, Westerly. It is the group's first meeting to discuss developing a community that fosters and encourages a plant-based diet and compassion for animals. Vegans/vegetarians or people interested in the lifestyle and diet are welcome. Share your experiences,knowledge, books, recipes, websites, etc. and support others in finding health, happiness, community and compassion for all living beings. Anyone seeking more information about this event may check out the group on www.meetup.com or call Carl Reiner at 401-315-5040

8:00 am

The Vista Tour de Shore

Westbrook Elks Lodge, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT

The event offers 5-, 25-, 40-, and 60-mile routes. Benefits Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center in Westbrook.

2:00 pm

Country Line Dance

Lebanon Senior Center, 37R W. Town Street, Lebanon, CT

With Jack McLaughlin & Camille Lord; bring snacks; all levels welcome

5:00 pm

Arts and Crafts Show

LaGrua Center, 32 Water Street , Stonington, CT

Arts and Crafts Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., La Grua Center, 32 Water St., #7 Stonington Commons, Stonington Borough; variety of local artisans; (860) 535-2300.

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!

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

Education/Lectures

7:00 pm

Energy Tools for Self Empowerment

Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Change your energy change your life! Study group with Margaret Mather EEM-CP, held every other Sunday evening.
Call 415-793-5343 to register. energy2glow.com

1:00 pm

Gallery Talk

Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT

Art as a Healing Presence by Roz Cama of Cama, Inc.

Fairs/Festivals

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.

Beltane Farm, 59 Taylor Bridge Rd, Lebanon, CT , 06249

Beltane Farm, makers of goat milk cheese in Lebanon, CT will hold cheese tastings and tours at the farm every Sunday from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. through December 23.

Sample our seasonal array of cheeses in our tasting house. Warm up by the wood stove, enjoy some cider and meet the goats. www.beltanefarm.com; (860) 887-4709.

Kids/Family

5:00 pm

Stonington Great Halloween Egg Hunt

Stonington Human Services Building, 166 S. Broad St., Pawcatuck, CT

Stonington Human Services is sponsoring the 11th annual “Great Halloween Egg Hunt” for youth and their families. There is a $5 entrance fee per family for this event and includes hayrides, face painting, DJ, moonbounce, and the Great Egg Hunt. Please come in costume and bring your flashlights! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

3:00 pm

A Hogwarts Halloween for Kids

Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT

Library fundraiser.

11:00 am

It's a Dog Day at RJ Julia!

It's a Dog Day at RJ Julia!; R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Join us as we welcome Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter (FNHAS) as they bring an adoptable pooch to the store! They will be on hand from 11am to 1pm, walking through the store and able to answer questions about our four-legged friend, as well as here to talk about the importance of adoption.

1:00 pm

Pony Rides

East Haven Town Green, , East Haven, CT

All proceeds support the East Haven DARE Program.

Misc. Events

3:00 pm

Book Reading by Kathy Leonard Czepiel

Essex Books at Gather, 104 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

A Violet Season. Registration suggested.

9:00 am

New Haven Coin and Currency Club Show

, 554 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT

11:00 am

Dog Day

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

Meet an adoptable dog from the New Haven Animal Shelter.

2:30 pm

Shoreline Eldercare Alliance Senior Fitness Day

Soundview Family YMCA, 628 E. Main Street, Branford, CT

For shoreline residents aged 60 and older.

9:00 am

Connecticut Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

Van Wilgen's Garden Center, 51 Valley Road, North Branford, CT

Awards presented to outstanding orchids. Features orchid displays, free informative talks and discussions by expert orchid specialists, vendors, and growing supplies. Prizes and raffles awarded. Food available for purchase.

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.

3:00 pm

Flag Retirement Ceremony

VFW Post 8294, 1038 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT

Music

4:00 pm

Eight Strings & aWhistle

First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT

Part of Joyful Noise! Concert Series. Features music from Baroque period through 20th century.

9:00 pm

Bashment Sounds

Captain Daniel Packer Inne, 32 Water St., Mystic, CT

4:00 pm

Violinist Wendy Sharp & Pianist Joel Wizansky Perform

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

Recital is part of Yale School of Music Faculty Artist series.

5:00 pm

Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen Concert

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

Nature/Outdoors

9:00 am

Team Hope Walk

Lighthouse Point Park, Harbor Pavilion, New Haven, CT

11:00 am

Peter’s Rock Association Fall Festival

Park's Main Entrance, 133 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, CT

(Rain date: Oct. 28). Free. Two guided hikes are scheduled: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Features a scarecrow trail, pumpkin decorating, and other activities, plus free refreshments.

Religion

11:30 am

St. Pius X Walk-for-Life

St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St. , Westerly, RI , 02891

St. Pius X
Walk-for-Life
WESTERLY - St. Pius X Church 45 Elm St. will sponsor their twelfth annual Walk-for-Life, October 21st following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The three-mile walk will start and finish at St. Pius X Church, and include a brief prayer service at the Tomb of the Unborn in St. Sebastian Cemetery. Refreshments will be served following the walk. All are welcome to join this powerful witness to the sanctity of human life. Proceeds will benefit local community pro-life ministries. No registration is necessary. For additional information or to sponsor a walker, call Larry Burns at 401-348-1827.

Stage/Theater

3:00 pm

Patty's Green

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

4:00 pm

Zora Neale Hurston: A Reading

Zora Neale Hurston: A Reading; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

Emerson Theater Collaborative Announces A CELEBRATION AND READING OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S WRITINGS

October 21, 2012, Mystic, CT…Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) announces A Celebration and Reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s Writings on Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow Street, Mystic, CT. Featured participants include Zora Neale Hurston’s niece, Lucy Anne Hurston; actress, Camilla Ross; well-known, award-winning poets: Kate Rushin and Rhonda Ward; and playwright, Lisa Giordano. General Admission: $12, Seniors and Students $10. Refreshments will be served. Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the most important and influential modern American writers who wrote groundbreaking works about the culture and folk traditions of African Americans

7:00 pm

Drumline Live

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London , CT , 06320

marching band extravaganza; musicians and dancers perform to an eclectic mix of sounds

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