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November 18

A total of 50 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

3:00 pm

Opening Reception for White

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

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

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.

11:00 am

Exhibition with the Odyssey Painters

Exhibition with the Odyssey Painters; Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Celebrate with us! Our 10th Anniversary Exhibition features the Odyssey Painters. Sharing an interest in painting outdoors, this group of plein air painters gathers throughout the changing seasons. From the rolling Lyme hillsides to the Connecticut shoreline, we have put together a collection of fine art for your viewing pleasure.

10:00 am

Shoreline ArtsTrail Open Studios Weekend

Shoreline Arts Trail, , Branford, CT

Participating studios in Branford, Guilford, and Madison.

Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft; Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

Handmade crafts by more than 300 artists from across the country are featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, toys, specialty foods, and more. More than 80 new artists join the event this year. Proceeds benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Artistry hours are Monday through Sunday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-8pm.

Author Events

3:30 pm

Former Conn. Congressman Robert H. Steele Discusses His New Novel on Casino Gambling

Former Conn. Congressman Robert H. Steele Discusses His New Novel on Casino Gambling; New London Public Library, 63 Huntington Street, New London, , 06320

Former Conn. Congressman Robert Steele discusses his new novel “The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town.” Now availalble from Levellers Press, it begins in 1637 with the massacre of the Pequot Indians and a Pequot sachem’s curse on an English soldier. The story jumps 350 years as the soldier’s descendant battles to stop a fictional Indian tribe from building a casino that threatens his town and ancestral home. The lure of easy money drives everyone, from the tribe’s chief to a shadowy Miami billionaire, venal politicians, and mobsters, while a small Connecticut town must choose between preserving its character or accepting a proposal that will change it forever.

Community

3:00 pm

Snowflake Festival & Parade

Griswold Middle School, 211 Slater Ave., Griswold, CT

3 p.m., parade kick-off from the Griswold Middle School down Slater Ave. and north up Main St., east onto Ashland St. and end at Veteran's Memorial Park; (860) 376-7574 or (860) 376-9642.

8:00 am

Food/Turkey Drive, Nov. 17 & 18, E. Lyme

Stop & Shop, 248 Flanders Road, East Lyme, CT

8 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by The East Lyme Police Cadets with the East Lyme Police Department; all donations will go to area food banks in East Lyme, Montville, Waterford, Old Lyme and New London; monetary donations accepted.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

4:00 pm

Free Yoga for Veterans , Active Duty and their families

Free Yoga for Veterans , Active Duty and their families; Mystic Yoga Shala, 107 Wilcox Ave. , Stonington , CT , 06378

sundays 4-5 November 18- January 30th
Free 8 week session to Introduce you to the fundamentals of healing Baptiste Yoga. Reconnect with your body, mind and spirit through deep breathing practices and physical postures leaving you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. Taught by Recovery Yoga teachers, Deborah Urso , Baptiste certified Elizabeth Johnstone and Shaun English LMFT and yoga trauma sensitive trained. Made possible through a grant from the Griffis Foundation in collaboration with Recovery Yoga and Mystic Yoga Shala We invite you to come to one class or the entire session. Mats are available, wear comfortable clothes. Just show up!
No experience necessary
All participants will receive a 30 minute meditation cd for beginners by world renowned Yoga teacher Baron Baptiste

1:30 pm

Wild Flower Necklace Workshop

Wild Flower Necklace Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sunday, Nov 18, 1:30-4:30pm. $60
Working with artist Gloria Nilsson, design wildflowers with polymer clay. Learn color mixing, hand sculpting and mixed media effects. The use of pearl pigments is introduced to turn these garden delights into unique pieces. String onto a deco style necklace or simple cord. Make some, give some! Materials included. Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419. 860-663-5593. artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com www.artscenterkillingworth.org

1:00 pm

Digital Photography Workshop

Digital Photography Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sunday, Nov 18, 1-4pm. $70 Learn to operate Point & Shoot and DSLR cameras with profes¬sional photographer Jessica Smith. Explore aperture, shutter speed, ISO, zoom, automatic and manual focus, natural light versus flash, composition and proper care of the camera. Participants go into the field to photograph still life for later workshop review and critique. Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419. 860-663-5593. artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com www.artscenterkillingworth.org

2:00 pm

Voices on the Thames Annual Autumn Concert

Second Congregational Church, 45 Broad Street, New London, CT

Voices on the Thames, New London County's community-wide youth choir, will present its annual Autumn Concert at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 18, at the Second Congregational Church, 45 Broad Street, New London, CT. All are invited, free of charge. Refreshments will follow the performance. For further information call 860-501-5551.

Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 17&18, Plainfield

St. John's Church Hall, CT 10 Railroad Ave., Plainfield, CT

9 a.m.-4 p.m., (Sat.); 8:30 a.m.-noon, (Sun.); sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Guild St. John's Church Hall; fun for young and old; crafts, raffles, food and more; photos with Santa from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

4:00 pm

Free Yoga for Veterans , Active Duty and their families

Free Yoga for Veterans , Active Duty and their families; Mystic Yoga Shala, 107 Wilcox Ave. , Stonington , CT , 06378

sundays 4-5 November 18- January 30th
Free 8 week session to Introduce you to the fundamentals of healing Baptiste Yoga. Reconnect with your body, mind and spirit through deep breathing practices and physical postures leaving you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. Taught by Recovery Yoga teachers, Deborah Urso , Baptiste certified Elizabeth Johnstone and Shaun English LMFT and yoga trauma sensitive trained. Made possible through a grant from the Griffis Foundation in collaboration with Recovery Yoga and Mystic Yoga Shala We invite you to come to one class or the entire session. Mats are available, wear comfortable clothes. Just show up!
No experience necessary
All participants will receive a 30 minute meditation cd for beginners by world renowned Yoga teacher Baron Baptiste

12:00 pm

Hoedown and Market

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

Admission is a non-perishable food item. Benefits the Shoreline Soup Kitchen.

5:00 pm

Harvest Supper, Nov. 18, Norwich

Divine Providence Church, 11 Silver St., Norwich, CT

5 p.m., $12 adults; $3 children; (860) 887-2812.

11:30 am

Accessible Worship Service, Nov. 18, Norwich

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 248 Broadway, Norwich, CT

11:30 a.m., for those with disabilities and health conditions who have specific challenges that may not allow families to come together to church; (860) 887-6826.

Singers Needed for Dec. 2 Concert, Noank

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7:30 p.m., Mystic Area Churches Perform Handel's Messiah; three rehearsal dates: Nov. 11, 18 and 24 from 4-6 p.m.; $10 donation; light supper available; (860) 536-7129 or (860) 460-0995.

1:00 pm

Annual Veterans Day, Nov. 18, N.London

New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT

1 p.m., ceremonies followed by buffet dinner; veterans from Rocky Hill Veterans Hospital to be honored; a speaker and performances by the Submarine Base Dolphins Drill Team and the New London Junior ROTC Color Guard; area Veterans groups and the public are invited.

Education/Lectures

1:00 pm

FINDING YOUR JEWISH ANCESTORS: MAXIMIZING YOUR SUCCESS A Jewish Genealogy Workshop, Part II

FINDING YOUR JEWISH ANCESTORS:  MAXIMIZING YOUR SUCCESS A Jewish Genealogy Workshop, Part II; Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Part II of a two-part Genealogy Workshop for its members on November 18, 2012. Part II includes presentations on vital records, city directories, cemeteries, newspapers, and how to approach “brick walls” in your genealogical research. Each topic will be presented in depth so that more experienced members can also benefit. There will be a time for questions and help. Reservations are necessary: non-members may sign-up ahead of time and pay for membership at the door.

The workshop will start Sunday, November 18 at 1pm at Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457. For reservations, please email gwhaken@gmail.com or call (203) 397-3253.

For additional information, go to www.jgsct-jewish-genealogy.org

Fairs/Festivals

9:00 am

St. Therese Church Holiday Fair

St. Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Road, Branford, CT

Features handcrafted items, antiques, a penny auction, homebaked goods, and more.

12:00 pm

High Hopes Hoedown and Holiday Market

High Hopes Hoedown and Holiday Market; High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

over 60 booths featuring unique merchandise. In addition to the holiday marketplace, there will be Connecticut’s hottest food vendors, a raffle, live music throughout the day and lots of games and activities for the children. Admission is free – just bring a non-perishable food donation for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens.

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

10:00 am

19th Annual Holiday Train Show

19th Annual Holiday Train Show; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The family-friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex for its nineteenth year of fun for all ages. Train artist Steve Cryan has worked his magic again with more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the very young can get hands-on at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart. Sponsored by Liberty Bank, The Safety Zone and Valley Courier, the exhibit runs through February 10, 2013.

4:00 pm

Nutcracker On Ice 2012

Nutcracker On Ice 2012; Norwich Ice Rink, 641 New London Tpke, Norwich, CT , 06360

The Norwich Figure Skating Club is excited to continue it's tradition with the 14th Annual Nutcracker On Ice production at the Norwich Ice Rink. Saturday, November 17th & Sunday, November 18th at 4:00pm

Nutcracker On Ice is the timeless story of the Nutcracker brought to life by over fifty beginner and talented skaters featuring members of the Norwich Figure Skating Club. The beautiful music and skating talent is complimented with wonderful costumes and props. The Nutcracker On Ice is for people of all ages. Families and friends will love watching Clara experience her Christmas Eve party, receive her beloved Nutcracker and visit the land of sweets with the Prince.

Tickets are on sale now. $15 reserved and $10 general admission. Tickets can be purchased at http://norwichfsc.tix.com

12:00 pm

DENISON HOMESTEAD HARVEST CELEBRATION

DENISON HOMESTEAD MUSEUM, 120 PEQUOTSEPOS ROAD, MYSTIC, CT , 06355

Join the Denison Homestead for the annual Harvest Celebration. Tours of the 1717 historic manor house, children's activities, farm market, and refreshments.

Misc. Events

Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green, Corner of Temple St. and Chapel St., New Haven, CT

4:00 pm

New Horizons Band of the Valley Shore

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

4:00 pm

Freeze Tag

Chamard Vineyards, 115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT

Comedy performance for mature audiences. Benefits Kidz Konnection’s Arts Education Programs.

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.

Music

5:00 pm

-John Hammond - Collomore Concert

-John Hammond - Collomore Concert; Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT, , 06412

From the Blues Hall of Fame to the historic Chester Meetinghouse comes John Hammond, a legend in the world of acoustic blues guitar. His concert is sponsored by the Collomore Music Series in its 39th season. Hammond has been likened by critics to Robert Johnson, combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals. Tom Waits describes “John’s sound as so compelling, complete, and soulful it is impossible to imagine improving on it. He’s a great force of nature.” A seven-times Grammy nominee, Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. The concert is likely to be a sellou; don't delay! All ticket-holders are invited to stay for a reception after the concert to meet him. Chester Meetinghouse is located on 4
Liberty Street in Chester (Exit 6 off Rte. 9).

2:00 pm

Hungrytown: Sunday Song Series

Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

6:30 pm

Galvanized Jazz Band

Aunt Chilada's , 3931 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

7:30 pm

Going Baroque, Again!

Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT , 06360

Cathedral Concert featuring the Norwich Diocesan Choir, orchestra, and soloists in a varied program of 18th century sacred masterworks. Under the direction of Douglas Green, Cathedral Music Director, the program will feature Antonio Vivaldi’s “Magnificat” along with two solo concertos by Georg Frideric Handel. Soloists for “Magnificat’ will be Mary Beth Lee, soprano; Patricia Johnson, mezzo-soprano; Richard Schumacher, tenor; and Joseph Gervais, bass. Handel’s “Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major” will be performed on the Cathedral’s chamber organ by Michael McCarthy, accompanist for the Norwich Diocesan Choir. Oboist, Anne Megan, will perform Handel’s “Oboe Concerto No. 3”. Several works by Heinrich Schutz will also be included in the program.

4:00 pm

New Horizons Band Performance

Acton Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

The New Horizons Band of the Valley Shore boasts members from ages 60 to 90, many of whom had never played an instrument before joining the band. The band will perform a varied program which will include marches, jazz, and film music.

5:00 pm

Blues Guitarist John Hammond

Chester Meetinghouse, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT

Tickets: $21 ($5 for students).

10:30 am

Sunny Morning Lala

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

A fun morning for the whole family! Kids music, dancing and nutritious foods.

6:30 pm

The Galvanized Jazz Band

Aunt Chilada's , 3931 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

No cover, no minumum.

7:00 pm

Anberlin

The Webster Theater, 31 Webster Street, Hartford, CT

Cost: $22 ($20 in advance)

George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St. , Westerly, RI

The Harvard Krokodiloes, one of the oldest and most prestigious collegiate a cappella singing groups, headlines The Chorus of Westerly’s annual Collegiate Concert Series performance on Saturday evening, April 6, 2013, at 7 pm. The performance takes place in The George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, Rhode Island. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children for general admission seating. Tickets can be purchased now by calling 401.596.8663, coming to the Chorus Box Office at 119 High Street, or online through chorusofwesterly.org. A special family ticket is available by calling the Box Office. All proceeds from the concert benefit The Chorus of Westerly

Nature/Outdoors

4:00 pm

Cypress Cemetery Tour

Cypress Cemetery, College Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Wear comfortable shoes. Cost: $5 (free for children under 16 accompanied by parents).

1:00 pm

Branford Land Trust Pre-Thanksgiving Walk

Van Wie Preserve, , Branford, CT

Meet at the trailhead at 87 Red Hill Rd., Branford

Stage/Theater

2:00 pm

The Gospel According to Jerry

The Gospel According to Jerry; JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT , 06525

Written by Rabbi Irwin Kula and Richard Krevolin
Starring Kim Yarbrough of NBC’s “The Voice” and Ryan Lindberg
Join us for a staged reading of this hard-hitting comedy about values, Jewish/African-American relations, stereotypes, and spirituality. A talk-back with the creative team to follow.
Presented as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning and the JCC Arts and Culture Festival.

3:00 pm

Little Princess Christmas

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

Cost: $16 for adults; $10 for children.

Connecticut College, Tansill Theater, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

A collectively adapted performance based on Sophocles’ Antigone, using the version by Seamus Heaney, Burial At Thebes, as the core text. An ensemble of students will approach the core text and the incident at Kent State University in 1970 in which four students, protesting against the War in Vietnam, were shot and killed by the National Guard. Through research into this tragedy, we will create chorus sequences, re-configure the text, and define the world in which this story is told, Tansill Theater, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., matinee 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, $8.00 general admission, $6.00 students, call 860-439-ARTS (2787).

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.

3:00 pm

Little Princess Christmas

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

2:00 pm

Suessical, Jr.

Tabor Community Arts Center, 45 Tabor Drive, Branford, CT

Cost: $10 ($6 for seniors and children). Call for tickets.

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