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November 1

A total of 63 events have been found.

6:30 pm

'What Really Matters Most About Winston Churchill?'

Essex Meadows -Hamilton Hall Auditorium, 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT

Talk by Richard M. Langworth. Requested donation: $10. Registration requested.

Art Exhibits/Openings

6:30 pm

‘Holiday Floral Decorations’

Martha Link Walsh Gallery, 188 N. Main Street, Branford, CT

Part of the Thursday After-Hours with Martha & Maggie series.

10:00 am

Trees of Connecticut Art Show

Trees of Connecticut Art Show; The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike , Clinton, , 06413

The Clinton Tree Committee is seeking artwork for the Seventh Annual Art Show. There will be a new theme this year: THE TREES OF CONNECTICUT. Artists are encouraged to submit paintings and photographs of their favorite Connecticut trees. Submissions must be original artwork and be ready to hang. A prize will be awarded to the work voted “People’s Choice “.
The show will be held at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton. It will run from November 1 – November 30.
The mission of the Clinton Tree Committee is to protect our valuable urban forest, and to educate Clinton residents about the planting and care of trees. The tree ordinance approved in 1998, established the guidelines for the planting, maintenance and removal of town trees.

8:00 am

L.M.Sanders Featured Artist of the Month at Tim's Bistro

L.M.Sanders Featured Artist of the Month at Tim's Bistro; Tim's Bistro, 467 South Main Street , Colchester, CT , 06415

Lisbon artist L.M.Sanders is the "Featured Artist of the Month" (November) at Tim's Bistro in Colchester, CT. Stop by to view her work, do some early holiday shopping, and enjoy a wonderful breakfast.

One of her paintings on display, "Teddy & Tulle" offers a 50% donation to the buyer's children's charity of choice.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Style~ Contemporary Impressionism with a Minimalist(Less is More) Approach
Impressionistic paintings by CT artist L.M.Sanders, she is known by her collectors for her "Girls From Behind" series and her modern "Red Series" of girls in white dresses set against a red sky backdrop with stars. Another favorite amongst her collectors are paintings of pets, roosters, chickens, and cows. She has sold over 1000 paintings to date.

6:15 pm

Lullaby Nights with Eleanor Robinson

Lullaby Nights with Eleanor Robinson; Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

for young children and their families; free; stuffed animals and blankies welcome; registration required; 434-1684

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

Bean & Leaf, 463 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Open mic poetry event, come share your works or something that inspires you.

Community

7:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

11:30 am

New London Rotary Club

Tony D's Restaurant, 92 Huntington Ave., New London, CT

weekly meeting

12:00 pm

Book Sandwiched In

Book Sandwiched In; Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Pine Point teacher Hamilton Salsich presents “Lunch With Shakespeare”; bring a sandwich, beverage provided; free; (860) 535-0658

7:00 pm

Poetry Reading

Hygienic Art Gallery , 79 Bank St , New London; , CT

David Morse will read mostly poetry from “Healing Knife,” his newly published collection of poems; (860) 443-8001.

7:00 pm

Colonel Ledyard Toastmasters Club Meeting, 1st Thurs., Ledyard

Colonel Ledyard Toastmasters Club Meeting, 1st Thurs., Ledyard; Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT , 06339

7-8:30 p.m.,learn the tools necessary for improving your communication and leadership skills. We welcome all community members 18+ who desire to be a better communicator and leader; free; (860) 294-4579.

Held the 1st Thursday of each month.

6:00 pm

Rotary on the Rocks, Nov. 1, Ston.

Skippers Dock, 66 Water St., Stonington, CT

6-9 p.m., hosted by The Rotary Club of the Stoningtons; a night of fun and fellowship; (860) 303-2807.

5:00 pm

OSEA-Sponsored Scholarship Dinner

Old Saybrook High School, 1111 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

Turkey dinner with homemade desserts, live entertainment, and a raffle. Take-out available. Tickets: $14 ($12 for seniors and students). Benefits scholarships for the Class of 2013.

10:00 am

Easter Seals Open House

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, 432 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT

2:00 pm

Film

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

PG-13 123 mins. (1995)
Widowed President Andrew Shepard tries to balance approval ratings and an aggressive political opponent while wooing environmental lobbyist Sydney Wade. Michael Douglas and Annette Benning star as the first "couple" in this patriotic romance.

12:00 pm

Kiwanis Club of New London

Kiwanis Club of New London; Clarke Center at Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Ave., New London, CT , 06320

Weekly Meeting

6:30 pm

What Really Matters About Winston Churchill

Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT

Join Richard M. Langworth, editor of Finest Hour and of the new book of Churchill’s wit and wisdom, Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations , for a talk on “What Really Matters Most About Winston Churchill?”, Thursday November 1st at 6:30 PM, at Essex Meadows’ Hamilton Hall Auditorium. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Connecticut Churchill Society, a donation of $10 per person is requested. Refreshments will be served before and after the lecture, and advance registration is requested and may be made by calling the Essex Library at 860-767-1560. Essex Meadows is at 30 Bokum Road in Essex.

7:30 pm

Nar-anon Family Group, Thursdays, Groton

Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT

7:30 p.m., 12-step support group for friends and families of addicts; held Thursdays; (860) 303-9677.

5:00 pm

BINGO - At the RAFA

BINGO - Retired Armed Forces Association, 135 Garfield Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

BINGO - 7-11p.m., Retired Armed Forces Association, 135 Garfield Avenue, New London CT. Minimum Package $8; Non -Smoking; open to the public. 860-447-0055

7:00 am

Waterford Senior Services, Nov. 1

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

9 a.m., strength I; 10:15 a.m., strength II; 11 a.m., cranial conundrums; 11:30 a.m., healthy stretch; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $2.50 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., canasta; 1 p.m., tai chi; (860) 444-5839.

7:00 pm

Adult Children of Alcoholics - Thursdays

Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, CT

Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings

10:30 am

Chair Yoga, Thursdays, Old Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

every Thursday with instructor, Rachel Baer of Yoga Keeps Me Fit; $5 per class; (860) 859-7217.

6:30 pm

“The Music and History of the 19th Century Banjo” by Ed Meincke.

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

6:30-7:30 p.m., Meincke will highlight important facts and details about the banjo and will encourage audience participation as he discusses the importance of drumming and singing in the development of the instrument. A short segment from a documentary film will also be included; (860) 537-5752.

1:00 pm

Duplicate Bridge

Lyme Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

8604344127

Education/Lectures

1:00 pm

Drop-In English

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

join a literacy volunteer and others learning English; free; (860) 447-1411.

4:30 pm

"What Happens After Election Day" by Bob Franken

Connecticut College, 1941 Room in Crozier-Williams College Center, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

Bob Franken has been doing history’s play-by-play for decades. He has specialized in live coverage, with a knack for taking the story, tempestuous, or complex, and making it understandable. An Emmy-award winning reporter, recently inducted into the Society for Professional Journalists Washington Hall of Fame, he covered combat in both Iraq wars, the White House during the George W. Bush administration, the Clinton scandals, the Supreme Court and Congress. His columns appear in major newspapers and is syndicated by King Features and Hearst New York Times. In addition, his “Frankensense” blog appears on True/Slant as well as other prominent websites.

6:30 pm

Thursday After Hours with Martha and Maggie

Thursday After Hours with Martha and Maggie; Martha Link Walsh Gallery, 188 North Main Street, Branford, , 06405

Holiday Floral Decorations with Cynthia Paul from Cynthia's Flower Shop. Cynthia is a master arranger and creative genius with ideas for unique home decor and holiday bouquets. Cynthia will show us how-to with an array of suggestions for us. You will be totally inspired.

4:30 pm

Poetry Reading – “Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776

Connecticut College, Charles Chu Reading Room in Charles E. Shain Library, New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Department of Literatures in English presents a poetry reading and discussion of the recently published book, which features forty-two poets, including Charles Hartman, Connecticut College Professor of English and Poet in Residence, and the work of notable poets including Wallace Stevens, Lydia Sigourney, Mark Van Doren, Richard Wilbur, Susan Howe, and Elizabeth Alexander. Reading poems and discussing their work will be Professor Charles Hartman, Dennis Barone and Sophie Cabot Black.

10:00 am

Knitting Club

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

all levels are invited to this informal gathering.

7:00 pm

Food Allergy Support Group

Food Allergy Support Group; Women's Family and Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, , 06437

Support Group for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies.

7:00 pm

"Weird, Wild & Wonderful Mushrooms"

St. John's Episcopal Church, Cross & Main Streets, Essex, CT , 06426

Potapaug Audubon invites guest speaker, Bill Yule, Naturalist, to teach us about all the different mushrooms in the wild. Some are beautiful, some are delicious and some are deadly!

Kids/Family

4:30 pm

Family Night

Children's Museum, 409 Main St., Niantic, CT

Family Night — 4:30-8 p.m., Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main St., Niantic; $1 per person; (860) 691-1111.

4:00 pm

Afterschool Snack

Afterschool Snack; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton, CT , 06340

short stories, poems, activities, a snack for grades 1- 5; free; registration required; (860) 445-0392.

12:00 pm

Lego Afternoon

Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Bring your imagination and build something fun!

10:00 am

Preschool Stories

Groton Public Library, Route 117, Groton, CT

ages 3 and up; free; siblings welcome; 441-6750

10:30 am

Mad Science for Preschoolers

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

limited to 15 children per session; call ahead; 447-1411

10:30 am

Mother Goose on the Loose ages newborn - 23 months

Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Bond with your little one during a fun-filled program featuring interactive nursery rhymes, songs, stories, puppets and more! For ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in; no registration required. This program is sponsored by a grant from People’s United Bank.

2:30 pm

Touch A Truck

Stonington Free Library, 20 High St, Stonington, CT , 06378

Stop by St. Mary's parking lot (behind the Library) to see a great collection of "big rigs" up close!

10:30 am

Preschool Story Time

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

10:30 am

Preschool Story Time

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

Misc. Events

7:00 pm

Book Celebration for Voices of North Guilford

Guilford Free Library - Historical Room, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

Voices of North Guilford is a book on North Guilford history. Free. Proceeds from book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. Space is limited.

1:00 pm

Bridge, Mondays and Thursdays, Old Lyme

Lymes Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

regular bridge every Monday from 1-4 p.m. and duplicate bridge every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.; free; (860) 434-4127.

10:00 am

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Open House

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Open House; Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, 432 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT , 06473

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Easter Seals Goodwill Industries will be holding an Open House, inviting the public to take a look at their new headquarters. Located at 432 Washington Avenue in North Haven, CT, the new facility houses some of the company’s programs, the administrative offices and a brand new Goodwill Donation Center. Visitors can take a tour of the building and experience where and how they work to fulfill their mission to enhance employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges.

7:00 pm

Off the Deep End

The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

Arc City Angels

7:30 pm

Schola Cantorum Coralina

Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT

6:00 pm

National Novel Writing Month Meeting

Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke, Clinton, CT

Write a 50,000-word novel during November.

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.

7:00 pm

Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Mushrooms

St. John's Episcopal Church , Main Street, Essex, CT

Municipal Meetings

6:30 pm

Preston Board of Selectmen

Preston Town Hall, 389 Ct 2, Preston, CT

Preston Board of Selectmen meeting

7:00 pm

Norwich Inland Wetlands, Watercourses and Conservation Commission

Norwich planning office, 23 Union St., Norwich, CT

Norwich Inland Wetlands, Watercourses and Conservation Commission meeting

Music

7:00 pm

Adventures in Meditation

Adventures in Meditation; Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Join MJ Stevenson for an entertaining, uplifting and relaxing hour, experimenting with different forms of meditation each week. All levels of experience are welcome!

8:00 pm

Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale

Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven, CT

7:30 pm

COASTLINE SWING BAND

Venice Restaurant, 165 Shore Road, Westerly, RI , 02891

The Coastline Swing Band has 18 swinging musicians, including a vocalist, five saxes, eight brass and four rhythm. We cover the big band repertory, from the nostalgic hits of the 40s and 50s, to some very up-to-date funk and rock.

9:00 pm

DPI Jazz Trio

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

Stage/Theater

5:00 pm

Auditions for Annie

Guilford Community Center, 32 Church Street, Guilford , CT

Backstage Players Company seeks children aged 10 and older and adults.

7:30 pm

Meet the Cast - "Something's Afoot"

Meet the Cast - Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06423

A zany murder mystery musical where the guests at an old English mansion disappear one by one – it’s like an Agatha Christie novel.

Meet the Cast: A lively discussion with the cast after the Thursday evening performances on Nov 1, 15 & 29. Free with your ticket to the show.

7:30 pm

Goodspeed Dinners - "Something's Afoot"

Goodspeed Dinners - Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06423

A zany murder mystery musical where the guests at an old English mansion disappear one by one – it’s like an Agatha Christie novel.

Goodspeed Dinners: Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

7:00 pm

NT Live: Timon of Athens

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

7:30 pm

Student Rush - "Something's Afoot"

Student Rush - Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St., East Haddam, CT , 06423

A zany murder mystery musical where the guests at an old English mansion disappear one by one – it’s like an Agatha Christie novel.

Student Rush: $15 tickets with valid student ID available beginning at 10 am on any Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for that evening’s performance.

6:30 pm

Ramshackle Inn

North Haven High School, 221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT

7:30 pm

Connecticut College Dance Club Performance

Connecticut College, Martha Myers Dance Studio, Crozier Williams Student Center, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

Dance Club Concert with choreography and dancing by Connecticut College students.

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