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May 2016

Wine Tasting at Sunset Hill Vineyard

May 1 - November 30
Sunset Hill Vineyard,
5 Ely's Ferry Road
Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Enjoy an intimate experience at the Sunset Hill Vineyard for a wine tasting where you can meet the winemakers, tour the vineyard, sip on wine and enjoy cheese and crackers on a deck overlooking the chardonnay grapes.

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August 2016

Portside Open Air Market & Food Festival

August 1 - September 19
The Waterfront Park,
1 Water Street
New London, 06320 United States
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Stroll the promenade at The Waterfront Park in New London and enjoy all that the Portside Open Air Market has to offer - Sundays in July and August.

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2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

August 1 - September 26
Hill-Stead Museum,
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Soak up the beauty of Hill-Stead's Sunken Garden while listening to the musings of world-class poets. Grab your picnic blanket and festival vendors can provide the food and beverages.

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The United States Coast Guard Band Summer Concert Series

August 1 - October 14

One of the highlights of the summer in CT is listening to the world-renowned US Coast Guard Band - their spirited concerts are great fun for the whole family!

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Sunday Brunch at The Lace Factory

August 1 - October 10
The Lace Factory,
161 River Street
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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Overlooking the Essex Steam Train Depot at the Deep River Landing, the Riverview Room at The Lace Factory is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy Sunday brunch this summer!

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Downtown Madison Retail Happy Hours

August 1 - September 14
Downtown Madison,
Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Come to Downtown Madison for Retail Happy Hours Thursdays and Saturdays! Food, fun and special offers at Madison's unique retail shops through August 27th.

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Summer Cooking Classes at Weekend Kitchen

August 1 - September 12
Weekend Kitchen,
6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Summer is cooking at Weekend Kitchen! Delicious menus for everyone's tastes - put a cooking class on your summer schedule!

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Thursdays on the Dock Summer Concerts

August 1 - September 19
Connecticut River Museum,
67 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock Concerts Series had quickly become a summertime favorite! Enjoy the view from the Connecticut River Museum's waterfront and listen to great music - Porky Pete's BBQ & cash bar available!

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Sign of the Times at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre

August 1 - September 7
Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theater,
33 North Main Street
Chester, CT United States
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A new 60's musical at the Goodspeed's Terris Theater evoking the pulse of a changing era. Girls' Night every Friday.

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Michael Kahn – Photographs of the Sea

August 1 - October 4
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport,
41 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Photography comes to the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport with a solo exhibition and sale of works by renowned photographer Michael Kahn.

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Wright’s Happy Hour & Summer Specials

August 1 - September 7
Wright’s Steakhouse,
78 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Add even more reasons to enjoy the farm to table deliciousness at Wright's - Happy Hour with half price drink specials and late night burger menus!

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Bye Bye Birdie at Goodspeed

August 1 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Goodspeed Opera House,
6 Main Street
East Haddam, 06423 United States
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Inspired by Elvis Presley and his draft notice, Bye Bye Birdie is musical satire of American society in the 60's with memorable song after song! This is a wonderful family-friendly theater event.

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Marina Bar Summer Music Series

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - October 3 @ 9:00 pm
Saybrook Point Inn & Spa,
2 Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, 06475
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Live local musicians and cocktails on the water. The Marina Bar Summer Series is in full swing at Saybrook Point.

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Vincent Giarrano City Life – A Solo Exhibition

August 5 - September 16
Susan Powell Fine Art,
679 Boston Post Road
Madison, 06443 United States
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NYC artist Vincent Giarrano exhibit, City Life, will showcase 30 new works at the Susan Powell Fine Art Gallery in Madison. Come meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, August 5th.

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Simon’s Marketplace Open In Westbrook

August 5 - September 5
Simon’s Marketplace Westbrook,
629 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT United States
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THE place in Chester for coffee, salt bread, baked goods, gifts and gathering has now opened a second location in Westbrook.

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Open Silent Meditation at The New England Meditation Center

August 8 - September 5
The New England Meditation Center,
455 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, 06475 United States
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When you need a quiet moment during your week, find your peace of mind at The New England Meditation Center's free, open silent meditation.

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I-Park in August

August 13 - August 30
I-Park Foundation,
428 Hopyard Road
East Haddam, 06423 United States
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I-Park Foundation will be hosting exciting Open Studios and World Premiere concerts during the month of August! Visit their first ever Family Residency artist program and enjoy concerts developed by their Composers + Musicians Collaborative.

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Garde Arts Summer Cinema 2016

August 18 - September 25
Garde Arts Center,
325 State Street
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Garde Arts Summer CInema is packed this year with something for everyone! Independent and critically-acclaimed films from the around the world and New London.

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The Corn Maze at Fort Hill Farms

August 20 - October 31
Fort Hill Farms,
260 Quaddick Rd
Thompson, CT 06277 United States
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The Naturally New England Corn Maze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms is a fun way for families to experience local agriculture as you walk through the paths in search of clues to solve the Word Puzzle and decode the Secret Phrase.

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Tree Swallow Cruises

August 21 - September 30
1 River Park
Haddam, CT 06438 United States
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See one of the most spectacular events along the Connecticut River! Travel by boat with RiverQuest and watch the swallows up close while learning about this special evening attraction.

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Wood fired Pizza Pop-Up Dinner

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stonewell Farm,
United States
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Chef Paul Barron and Weekend Kitchen team up with Stonewell Farm to host 3 evenings of farm-to-table dining, so gather some friends and enjoy a glass of wine, delicious food featuring artisanal pizzas prepared in Stonewell Farm’s wood-fired oven, and live acoustic guitar in a setting that will take your breath away.

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Paint Night with Vista at the Pub

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Penny Lane Pub,
150 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Enjoy a fun night out in Old Saybrook with friends at Penny Lane Pub for a step-by-step guidance to paint "Almond Blossoms" by Vincent van Gogh and leave with a work of art you created at the end of the night.

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Einkorn Book Signing at the Savoy Bookshop

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe,
10 Canal Street
Westerly, 02891 United States
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Come to the new Savoy Bookshop in Westerly and learn about Einkorn, the grain that allows those with gluten sensitivity to eat wheat again! The author will hold a talk & signing followed by an Einkorn tasting event at Maize n' Manna Wholefoods.

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September 2016

Exhibit at Westerly Land Trust

September 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Westerly Land Trust,
10 High Street
Rhode Island, RI United States
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Visit the brand new exhibit curated by Diane Birdsall at the Westerly Land Trust artists featured are Frances Ashforth, Pola Esther, Camomile Hixon, Melissa Imossi, Constance Kilgore, Peter Kirkiles, and Brian Keith Stephens

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September 2 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
ELLE Design Studio,
1 Main Street
Chester, 06412 United States
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Take a stroll through downtown Chester to the RUBA RUBA pop-up fashion show during the town wide event, First Friday.

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The Repurpose Happiness Vintage and Maker Market

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chester Fairgrounds,
11 Kirtland Terrace, Chester
Chester, CT 06412 United States
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Chalk Mercantile and The Trove will be hosting this exciting event at the Chester Fairgrounds with a myriad of vendors, makers, merchants and artisans from around New England. Food trucks and live music will make this a fun day for everyone!

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New England Food Truck Festival at Mohegan Sun

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - September 4 @ 6:00 pm
Mohegan Sun,
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville , 06353 United States
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The New England Food Truck festival is hosting not just one, but two festivals this year with approximately 40 food trucks at Mohegan Sun.

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Stephen Westfall in Perspective: A 15-Year Survey (2002 – 2016)

September 3 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cooper & Smith Gallery,
10 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Spend an evening in Essex for the opening reception of Stephen Westfall in Perspective: A 15-Year Survey (2002-2016).

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“Kick-Off” To Lyme Land Conservation Trust 50th Anniversary

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hadlyme Country Market,
1 Ferry Road
Hadlyme, CT 06439 United States
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The Hadlyme Country Market and Lyme Land Conservation Trust come together, help celebrate Hadlyme’s historic, picturesque, and ecologically diverse lands while enjoying live music, a raffle with great prizes (a Lori Warner print), and treats to raise funds for the town's new preserve.

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Nonprofit Workshops at the Guilford Free Library

September 8 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 10:00 am
Guilford Free Library,
67 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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Various different workshops held at the Guilford Free Library. You can choose to go to an individual sessions, as well as the entire series!

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Essex Wellness Center Presents Tai Chi on the Water

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Rejuvenate the body, soothe the mind and strengthen the spirit by taking Tai Chi on the Water classes with Master Teacher David Chandler

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Like Notes of Music: Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff Film at The Kate

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Kate,
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Spend an evening at The Kate and view a screening of a documentary film on painter, Christian Brechneff's passion for nature, life, and making art, followed by a cocktail reception at the Cooley Gallery.

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September at The Kate

September 9 - September 30
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center,
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Many great concerts and events going on at The Kate in September!

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The New London Project 10th Anniversary Portraits

September 9, 2016 - January 22, 2017
Lyman Allyn Art Museum,
625 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Lyman Allyn hosts this exhibit of intimate portraits of New London residents that spans a decade.

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Closer to Free Ride

September 9 - October 10
Yale Bowl Complex,
81 Central Avenue
New Haven , CT 06515 United States
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Raise money for cancer through joining Connecticut’s most supported, organized cycling event.

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Be A Voice – Dinner & Movie Night

September 10 @ 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Essex Elementary School,
108 Main Street
Centerbrook, United States
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Family Friendly, Food & Fun. Enjoy an evening with your family at "Be A Voice - Dinner & Movie Night", an outdoor movie night with food trucks, and children activities, including free face painting, free henna tattoos, and a silent auction

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Old Saybrook Hosting for History, A Showcase of Homes

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come to the Showcase of Homes hosted by the Old Saybrook Historical Society featuring six homes spanning 4 centuries.

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Field, Vine, and Oven: Pizza at the Winery

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Staehly Farm,
278 Town Street
East Haddam, 06423 United States
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Tomatoes from the filed, wine from the vines, and pizza fresh form the oven. Grab friends and head to Staehly Farm Winery for a wine tasting and choose your own toppings pizza as you enjoy music from The Locomotives.

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Burning Woman Arts Weekend

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - September 11 @ 2:00 pm
The Sanctuary,
59 Bogel Rd
East Haddam , United States
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Head to East Haddam for the Burning Woman Arts hosted by the Sanctuary retreat center, a unique event for artists, lovers of art and nature and those seeking community followed by a forum.

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Old Lyme Fire Department Lobster Fest

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Lyme Fire Department,
69 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Dine with friends and family over lobster, chowder, fresh bread, and roasted corn.

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