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January 1

A total of 25 events have been found.

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

Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists

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

The Lyme Art Association’s annual show and sale, Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists, featuring more than 200 works of art in all sizes and mediums by member artists; On View: November 16 to January 5, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 23, 5 - 7pm

10:00 am

Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists

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

The Lyme Art Association’s annual show and sale featuring more than 200 works of art in all sizes and mediums by member artists. Opening reception on November 23rd, 5-7 pm. 10 percent off on Black Friday (November 23) and at the opening reception.

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.

11:00 am

Annual Members & Elected Artists Exhibition

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

Mystic Arts Center’s Annual Members & Elected Artists Exhibition highlights the work of all MAC members. All types of media will be included in the show. A Historical Exhibit in honor of MAC’s 100th year will also be on view in the Schuster Gallery.on view through Feb. 9. The gallery is open daily 11am - 5pm.


Seniors (60+) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, 1st Tues. ea/mo., Mystic

Stone Ridge Senior Living, 186 Jerry Brown Road, Mystic, CT

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, ongoing; free and open to all; call to register at (860) 848-5699.

10:00 am

Sittercise, Tuesdays, Old Lyme

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

Tuesdays; taught by DNA Yoga Solutions; free; (860) 434-4127.

10:00 am

Free Sittercise Class

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

The Lymes Senior Center offers a Free sittercise exercise class on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am to 11:00am. Residents from other towns welcome! for more info call 860-434-4127.

10:00 am

Seniors (60+) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, 1st Tuesdays, Mystic

Stone Ridge Senior Living, 186 Jerry Brown Road, Mystic, CT

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month; free; call to register (860) 848-5699.

10:30 am

Al-Anon - Tuesdays, Mystic

First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic, CT

beginners meeting 10 a.m.

12:00 pm

Bluff Point Hike

Bluff Point Hike; Bluff Point State Park, Depot Road, Groton, CT , 06340

Southeastern CT Singles Assoc. invites singles over age 50 to start off the New Year and join us for our 32nd Traditional New Year's Day Hike at Bluff Point State Park in Groton starting promptly at noon. Share in a champagne toast and shrimp cocktail at the Bluff. Non-members should RSVP by 12/30 Sylvia 860-444-0400. Donation for non-members $3.00.

2:30 pm

Caregiver's Support Group, 1st Tuesday, Jewett City

Griswold Senior Center, 22 Soule St., Jewett City, CT

2:30-4 p.m., meets the 1st Tuesday of each month; facilitated by Senior Resources, Agency on Aging; (860) 376-2604.

3:00 pm

Senior Zumba Gold, Tues&Thurs, E.Lyme

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

3-4 p.m., join Donna Neaton Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Dec. 4 for 10 weeks; $40; $45 non-residents; call to register (860) 739-5859.

6:30 pm

Teen Anime Club

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT , 06340

teen program on Japanese art and culture; free; (860) 441-6750.

7:00 pm

VFW Post 189 Bingo, every Tuesday, New London

VFW Post 189 Bingo, every Tuesday, New London; VFW Post 189, 110 Garfield Ave, New London, CT , 06320

smoke-free bingo in our renovated hall; 5 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., games start; handicapped accessible and open to the public; (860) 447-9059.

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-anon

United Congregational Church, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, CT

park in the back.

7:30 pm

Overeaters Anonymous

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


1:00 pm

Preschool Family Storytime

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

letter, numbers, crafts and stories for preschoolers and caregiver; free; (860) 447-1411.


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.

3:30 pm


Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT

Children will come to the Library afterschool to make a themed craft. This event is free and materials will be provided. CrAfter School is for children in grades three through five; 860-434-1684

Misc. Events

12:00 pm

Bell Ringing to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

Throughout Connecticut, The State of Connecticut, EVERY Town, CT

This is the 150th Anniversary of the historic Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862, which went into effect on January 1, 1863.
The Proclamation was a milestone in the long struggle for equality and justice in our country. While not complete, it opened the doors for victory against slavery.
To commemorate this history; to use this occasion to remind us of the long and continuing struggle for an equal and just society, we call upon all municipalities and institutions to ring their bells for one minute at noon on Jan. 1.


8:00 pm

James Harris

Harp & Hound, 4 Pearl St., Mystic, CT


Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, , 06371

Local conservation groups from the following towns are inviting amateur photographers to focus on the celebrated and scenic countryside of Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Salem, and East Haddam and submit their photos to the Eighth Annual Amateur Photo Contest.

All amateur photographers are welcome to enter the contest regardless of what town they reside in. Judges will award $100, $75, $50 and $25 cash prices for each of the following categories: Landscapes/Waterscapes, Plants, Wildlife, Cultural/Historic, Young Photographers, below age 15.

The deadline for submitting photographs is January 31, 2013. For questions, entry forms and a copy of the contest rules, send an e-mail to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. To see last year’s winning photos, go to http://landtrustsphotos.shutterfly.com/

Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach State Park - Route 1, Madison, CT

Easy hike for ages 12 and older. Prepare for wintry conditions. No dogs.

1:00 pm

Branford Land Trust New Year's Day Walk

The Weil Property, Wallace Road, Branford, CT

Meet at the intersection of Wallace Rd., Thimble Island Rd., and Long Point Rd.

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