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May 2017

CT Rush’s Shoreline Spring and Summer Soccer Programs

May 1 - June 5

Get extra training in, have fun with friends and experience more of what Connecticut Rush is all about by signing up for their Shoreline Spring Clinics and Summer Program.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Goodspeed

May 1 - July 2
Goodspeed Opera House,
6 Main Street
East Haddam, 06423 United States
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Mark your calendar! Playing through July 2. In 1922 New York, all the modern girls are sporting bobbed hair and heightened hemlines! Newcomer Millie is no exception, jumping headlong into a makeover and a dizzy plan to marry rich—until she falls for a penniless charmer.

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Woodworking and Craft Classes at The Nautical Arts Workshop

May 1 - May 28
The Nautical Arts Workshop,
51 Meadow Woods Rd
Deep River, CT United States
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Get creative this summer at The Nautical Arts Workshop. This location will offer woodworking and craft classes that are open to all skill levels. Classes vary from one day to five days depending on the project. Full day and half -day classes are offered that begin at 8:30 am.

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Tai Chi 8-Week Spring Series with David Chandler

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 10:00 am
Fitness on the Water at Water’s Edge,
1587 Boston Post Road, Shops at Water’s Edge, B-1
Westbrook, CT 06498 United States
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Enjoy an 8-week Tai Chi Spring Series with teacher David Chandler. David teaches traditional principles and practices of Tai Chi for all levels. He brings his wonderful sense of humor, compassion and deep understanding of the internal aspects of Tai Chi to his students.

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May Events at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

May 2 - May 27
The Kate,
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Treat yourself to a not to be missed experience this May! From Ballerina Swan to Battle of the Sexes, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center has something for everyone! The Kate is a non-profit performing arts organization located in a historic theater/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook.

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Rites of Spring: Estuary Explorations with Paul Spitzer

May 6 - May 27
Park and Ride Old Lyme,
5-7 Neck Rd
Old Lyme, CT United States
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Explore with Connecticut Audubon’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center for its first-ever Estuary Exploration Series. Participants will observe and better understand local flora and fauna during Saturday morning field trips in May.

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The THRIVE*circle – A 6-Month Personal Growth Workshop and Group Coaching Program

May 9 - December 19
Dana Hilmer,
137 Cottage Road #15
Madison, CT United States
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Are you ready to finally commit to living the life you want to live? The THRIVE*circle is a 6-month personal growth workshop and group coaching program designed to ignite positive personal change both individually and with the support of community.

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Mother’s Day Special Offer at Bonne Sante Wellness Center

May 11 - May 27
Bonne Santé Wellness Center,
4-2 Huntley Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Treat your Mom to a Mother’s Day Special Offer-Organic Facial & Swedish Massage for $160 –that’s a saving of $40.

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Group Detox with Dr. Dana Krete, ND

May 13 - June 17
Fitness on the Water at Water’s Edge,
1587 Boston Post Road, Shops at Water’s Edge, B-1
Westbrook, CT 06498 United States
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Take charge of your health this spring. This is a perfect time of year to do a detox, and Dr. Krete’s program is the perfect way to do it. You will be provided with all the information, guidance, support, and motivation you need to be successful.

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David Dunlop Travels in Light at Susan Powell Fine Art

May 19 - June 17
Susan Powell Fine Art,
679 Boston Post Road
Madison, 06443 United States
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Spend an evening talking with artist David Dunlop at our opening reception on Friday, May 19, from 5 - 8 pm. This exciting solo exhibit of 35 new paintings is a colorful sampler of an artist's journeys extending from the quiet of intimate nature to the visceral energy of city life.

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100-Hour Hypnosis Certification Course

May 20 @ 8:30 am - May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Mind Matter Hypnosis Center,
North Branford, CT 06471 United States
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Become A Certified Hypnotist - Transform Yourself, Your Life & The Lives of Others

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4th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Tent Sale at Vintage Home Decor

May 25 - May 28
Vintage Home Decor,
821 Boston Post Rd,
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Don't miss the biggest sale of the year at Vintage Home Decor. Everything under the tent marked down, with lots of discounts inside the store as well. Antiques, Art, Rugs, Home Furnishings & Accessories, Garden Decor & More.

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Annual Summer Launch Party at Grace

May 26 - May 28
Grace,
46 Pennsylvania Avenue
Niantic, CT 06357 United States
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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Grace's Annual Summer Launch Party. The fun kicks off at 10:00 am, on Friday, May 26th and continues all weekend with giveaways, fresh summer styles, food vendors and much more.

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Black and White Exhibition at The Cooley Gallery

May 27 - June 2
The Cooley Gallery,
25 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Admire the power and beauty of art in Black and White at The Cooley Art Gallery 5/27-6/2. Enjoy an opening reception on Saturday, May 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Works from this exhibition will also be their website on opening day.

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June 2017

RiverFare 2017

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum,
67 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Celebrate the Connecticut River Museum's Annual Fundraiser RiverFare. Enjoy food and drink from numerous local vendors is provided for patrons, as is a full cash bar, music, and both a live and silent auction offering all sorts of great items and experiences.

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Annual Twilight Trail Run at Bluff Point State Park

June 2
Bluff Point State Park,
Groton, CT United States
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Support the seventeenth annual Twilight Trail Run to benefit Safe Futures (formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern CT) will take place on Friday June 2nd at 6:00PM at Bluff Point and Haley Farm in Groton, CT.

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Loving Life: A Mindful Approach to Happiness, Health, and Love Within

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - June 4 @ 1:00 pm
Copper Beech Institute,
303 Tunxis Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Explore mindfulness to increase wellbeing at the Weekend Shoreline Retreat with Master Teacher Dr. Maria Sirois

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Simple Gifts

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hadlyme Public Hall,
1 Day Hill Rd
Hadlyme, CT United States
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Enjoy a Farm-to-Table Dinner, CT Herbal Craft Cocktails & Beer, and acoustic music to benefit the Immigrant Bail Fund.

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62nd Annual Little Folks Fair on the Guilford Green

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guilford Green,
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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Experience the Little Folks Fair as it transforms the Green into a playground for children and families, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The little ones will be thrilled with the bounce rides, a petting zoo with donkey rides, our famous little train, entertainment by Sunny Train and much more.

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Essex Annual Shad Bake 2017

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum,
67 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Mark your calendars for the Connecticut River Museum's Shad Bake. Nailed up on wooden planks around a bonfire, the Shad takes on a smoky flavor and is accompanied by plenty of sides, as well as pie from Lyman’s Orchards. Programs on the history of the Connecticut Shad fishery will be offered throughout the day, and the Essex Corinthian Jazz Band will provide live music.

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Dr. Joe and Friends at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center,
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Treat yourself to a Jazz filled night with Dr. Joe and friends. Dr. Joe, his lovely daughter Elise and some of the area’s top professional musicians will perform for the 6th time at the Kate. Dr. Joe makes his living as a doctor, but it’s the great jazz musicians of the 50’s & 60’s that are his inspiration.

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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at the Long Wharf Theatre

June 5
Long Wharf Theatre,
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511 United States
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Enjoy a comical performance by Alan Cumming at the Long Warf Theatre. Alan is a Scottish and American actor, singer/performer, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays.

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Vegan 2.0 Cooking Class at Weekend Kitchen, 6/6

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen,
6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Learn how to cook vegan food with talented Chef Emily Florentino at Weekend Kitchen. On the tails of her successful Vegan 101 class, Emily continues the series exploring vegan cooking. In this class, the menu will keep those delicious vegan flavors while becoming a tad more complex.

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The 35th Connecticut Early Music Festival

June 9 - June 25
Connecticut College,
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Attend up to six glorious concerts over three weekends in June. Tickets for all six Festival Concerts are now on sale. Purchase four or more concerts and receive a 15% discount off the ticket price.

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CT Open House Day – Tony’s Square Donuts at Staehly Farm Winery

June 10
Staehly Farm Winery,
278 Town Street
East Haddam, 06423 United States
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Take a stroll around the winery and garden center. Enjoy live music by Victor Cowles from 1-5 pm. Sip wine among the flowers, then snack on a donut while touring the farm or get some to go!

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Connecticut Open House Day

June 10

Enjoy this day-long, state-wide celebration of everything that makes Connecticut great! Attractions, museums, galleries and organizations in towns and cities all across Connecticut will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors with discounted or free admission, giveaways, special offers, hands-on activities for the kids and more.

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Community Tag Sale and Plant Sale at the Thomas Griswold House

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thomas Griswold House Museum,
171 Boston St.
Guilford, United States
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Clean out your closet, attic, basement, and garage and help the Guilford Keeping Society (which maintains two historic houses). Two ways to help: Contribute all your no longer used items to the Guilford Keeping Society to sell at our “new to you” sale OR rent a table to sell your own treasures.

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Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mercy Center by the Sea,
167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Learn and relax during the Creating A Writing Life Retreat. This event is for writers in all genres and levels of ability. The full day event presented by Old Saybrook writer Patricia Ann Chaffee will take place at Mercy By the Sea in Madison.

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[OINK] Pasta Cooking Class at Weekend Kitchen, 6/10

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen,
6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Treat yourself to an inspired cooking class that will be expertly guided by Craig Hutchinson. Since Craig has spent years perfecting his pasta-making technique it seemed fitting that he should share his expertise with you!

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Mystic Museum of Art Presents A Night at the Museum, 6/10

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mystic Museum of Art,
9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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A summer gala tradition that supports art, dialog and the creative spirit. This inspiring evening will include cocktails, dancing, a live and silent auction plus dinner and hors d’ouevres by A Thyme to
Cook.

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Playhouse on the Shore at the Water’s Edge

June 11 - August 13
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa,
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook , CT 06498 United States
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Enjoy a Night of Cocktails, Dinner, and Entertainment on the Shoreline. Choose from a series of eight cabaret-style dinner theater performances, written for and performed exclusively at Water’s Edge. This original series will showcase the professional talent of Ivoryton Playhouse performers and musicians in four unique events.

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Dick Shriver, Local Resident & Author to speak on “USA and Russia: Is TRUST Ever Possible” at Saint Ann’s, Old Lyme

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church,
82 Shore Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Enjoy a presentation by Dick Shriver, former U.S. Dept of Defense Official, as he shares remarks and recollections based on his global work experience captured in his recently published book, "Glimpses of an Uncharted Life" on Sunday, June 11 at 5 pm.

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Grilling Summer Seafood Cooking Class at Weekend Kitchen, 6/13

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen,
6 North Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Dig out your grill tools, fill up the propane tank and grab a cold drink- it's grilling season! To start the outdoor cooking season off in the right direction, Chef Paul Barron will teach you the right way to use your grill.

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Madison Lyric Stage Presents Verdi’s Otello with Orchestra

June 16 - June 25
Madison Lyric Stage/North Madison Congregational Church,
1271 Durham Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Mark your calendar for Verdi's Otello with Orchestra at Madison Lyric Stage. This opera will offer four performances in June.Otello is a tale of “otherness,” about a man of honor and courage in a strange land, with few friends, who is ultimately destroyed by a trusted brother-in-arms.

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Lyme/Old Lyme Garden Tour

June 16 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Old Lyme Village,
52 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT United States
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Stroll Lyme Street and surrounding lanes and admire the garden spaces lovingly created and nurtured to complement a village setting, all while soaking up the ambiance of this birthplace of American Impressionism. Included with admission: Garden Talks and the Garden Boutique.

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Solstice Celebration at Beltane Farm

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beltane Farm,
59 Taylor Bridge Rd.
Lebanon, CT United States
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Celebrate Summer Solstice at Beltane Farm with the goats! Enjoy a demonstration of Morris Dancing by the Mystic Garland Dancers as well as live old-time folk music by The Root Farmers. Join Naturalist Pamela Brundage for a "Weed Walk" around the farm to identify wild plants and their uses.

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FREE Yoga All Day at Hammonasset Beach, 6/21

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Hammonasset Beach State Park,
1288 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Experience all levels of yoga at the relaxing Hammonasset Beach. This day supports the 3rd International Day of Yoga. Five Hour-long classes will be offered at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

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The Vintage Market

June 24 - June 25
Place: Salem Town Community Park,
89 Norwich Road, Rt. 82
Salem, CT United States
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Enjoy The Vintage Market's 5th Annual show held at the Salem Community Town Park! Once a year, this two-day event is offered with exceptional vendors selling Antiques, all things vintage, barn finds, salvage, rusty, chippy, repurposed & refurbished, farmhouse decor, gardenia, & so much more!

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ACT II Thrift Shop A Better Chance Bike Sale

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison Green,
Main St
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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Donate adult and children's bikes to the ACT II Thrift Shop to benefit Madison's A Better Chance Program.  The 14th Annual Bike Sale will be held at the Lion's Club Flea Market on the Madison Green.

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July 2017

Reds, Whites, & Barbecue at Staehly Farm Winery

July 1 - July 3
Staehly Farm Winery,
278 Town Street
East Haddam, 06423 United States
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Celebrate the holiday weekend with great wine and great barbecue! Enjoy wine tastings from Staehly Farm Winery paired with All Fired Up BBQ and special discounts all weekend.

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