Across the Area

 

Featured Event 

5th Annual Babies Heart Run, Sunday August 18th 9 a.m Fitch High School Run Starts at Noon 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton www.babiesheartrun.com

 

August 14

  • The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center ground breaking ceremony 7:45-9 a.m. 47 Town St. Norwich 860.822.4146 or pkinder@ucfs.org
  • The Civil War & The Sea 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Rock the Docks featuring Melaena, 6-8 p.m. Howard T. Brown Park Norwich

August 15

  • Flicks at 6 Beautiful Creatures Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Summer Nights at Harkness “Opera Under the Stars” 6 – 10 p.m. Harkness Memorial State Park Waterford 860.434.1882

August 16

  • “Alkan & Chopin: An Odd Couple” 6 p.m. Lecture Series at the La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington
  • Dig Into Reading Pizza Party 1 – 2 p.m. Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St. New London 860.447.1411 www.plnl.org
  • Natchaug Trail Hike 7.6 miles along the blue-blazed trail 9 a.m. Natchaug State Forest, Pilfershire Road, Eastford
  • Paddle the Hollow 4 p.m. Bring own canoe/kayak, paddles. Lifejackets must be worn Mansfield Hollow State Park, Bassett Bridge Rd., Mansfield Sue Audette 860.456.4906 baglady@charter.net
  • Goodwin Center Walk 2:30 p.m. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton Steve Broderick or 860-455-9534

August 17

  • OysterFest 11 – 2 p.m. Enders Island www.nessf.org pmunro@nessf.org
  • Sgt. Tupper Fundraaiser 12 – 4 p.m. Firemen’s Field 210 Elm St. Old Saybrook
  • Passengers from the Past, William & Helen Gillette on the Essex Steam train essexsteamtrain.com/steam.html
  • Downton Abbey Tea Party 1 – 3 p.m. $20/person please register 860.445.1637 Avery-Copp House 154 Thames St Groton
  • Sound Community Tag Sale, 8:30 – 2 p.m. 21 Montauk Ave. New London
  • Old Fashioned Summer Lobster and Clam Bake 1 p.m. Ledyard Senior Center $45 /person 12 Van Tassell Dr. Gales Ferry 860.464.0478
  • Dinosaur State Park Days 10 – 3 p.m. Dinosaur State Park, 400 West St., Rocky Hill
  • Joseph Potter Colonial American Magician Ebenezer Avery House Groton 860.446.9257
  • Talk by Salt Marsh Opera Guild 10 a.m. Westerly Public Library401.596.2877, Ext. 3. 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI
  • No Child Left Inside® Centennial Campout 12 p.m. Gay City State Park, Route 85, Hebron Diane Joy, (860) 424-3973

August 18

  • RiverQuest, morning cruise on the lower CT River, ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Weedstrong Brewfest to raise stroke awareness 2-6 p.m. Quassy Amusement Park Middlebury Robert Carlson 860.601.7929
  • Music at the Meeting house Home Grown String Band 3 p.m. $15. Frist Church of Christ, Congregational in East Haddam 860.537.2052
  • “Women in the Military” Lecture 5 p.m. at the La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington 860-535-2300
  • Gallery Talk – Minerals and More 2 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Astrological Society of CT, Inc. NEW AGE FAIR! 10 – 4 p.m. The Keeney Memorial Center 200 Main Street Wethersfield
  • 5th Annual Babies Heart Run, Sunday  9 a.m Fitch High School Run Starts at Noon 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton www.babiesheartrun.com

August 19

  • Beginning Computers, basic computer skills 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750

August 20

  • Big Screen Movies on the Beach The Little Rascals 8:30 p.m. 321 Atlantic Ave. Misquamicut
  • VNA of SECT spounsored blood pressure clinic 1-2 p.m. New London Shop Rite
  • Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Audition for Fight Night 4-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church 23 Willow St. Mystic cross@emersontheater.org

August 21

  • SECT Women’s network host luncheon 11:30 a.m. Groton Inn & Suites Rt. 184 Groton www.sectwomensnetwork.org
  • RiverQuest, evening cruise on the lower CT River, ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Flicks at 6 Identity Thieft Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • A Civil War Medical Program 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Civilian Conservation Corps 80th Reunion 12 p.m. Chatfield Hollow State Park, 381 Route 80, Killingworth

August 22

  • Civil War Soldiers of Color from SE New England 7 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Decoding food labels 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cragin Memorial Library Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Gallery Talk – Minerals and More 2 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Shoreline Greenway Ribbon-Cutting and Bike Ride 10 a.m. 34 mile ride Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd., Madison
  • Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Audition for Fight Night 4-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church 23 Willow St. Mystic cross@emersontheater.org

August 23

  • Bus Ride to Nowhere, trip around town, free with museum admission. 860.691.1111 Children’s Museum of SECT

August 24

  • RiverQuest, cruise down the CT River to see the inner and outer lighthouses ctriverquest.com or 860.662.0577
  • Passengers from the Past, Mark Twain on the Essex Steam train essexsteamtrain.com/steam.html

August 25

  • Antique Truck Anniversary Show RI-CONN Historical Air Field 2357 Plainfeild Pike Coventry, RI 401.647.7226

August 26

  • Beginning Computers, basic computer skills 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Author Sydney Sherman 6 – 7:30 Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street, Westerly 401.596.2877

Ongoing Events

  • “Everyday People” with Ann Buonocore. Hear us at 980 AM or at www.wxlm.fm. Show Hours 9:06 AM – 10 AM (EST).
  • US Submarine Veterans, Groton, holds monthly social lunches at clubhouse. 11:30 am 860.514.7064
  • La Grua Center in Stonington has free admission , Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. 860.535.2300
  • Chapter 10 Norwich Disabled American Veterans meets the last Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m.
  • Mystic Farmers Market Tuesdays, 2 pm – 6 pm
  • May 7 – October 29 Quambaug Fire House, 50 Old Stonington Road
  • The Waterford Rotary Club meets weekly at Filomena’s in Waterford on Mondays at 12:15. 860.448.4260
  • The Children’s Workshop in Westerly offers summer programs for children up to Pre-K. 401.315.5544
  • Niantic Farmers’ Market Every Thursday from June 20 to October 10, 3 PM to 6:30 PM. Methodist Street in Niantic
  • Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Senior Center Activities Monday – Friday call Peggy Kilmartain 860.599.3258 ext. 15
  • “Samplers of the Avery Women” Exhibit tours at Ebenezer Avery House, until Labor day. 57 Fort St. Groton 860.446.9257
  • School supplies needed contact Renee Bailey, BaileyR@newportfederal.com or 860.912.7814
  • Lyme Farmers Markets Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm June 1 – October 12 Ashlawn Farm 78 Bill Hill Road
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7 p.m. 860.892.1400
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tuesdays. 860.455.9400
  • Full Throttle Biker Church Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224
  • Robotics Camp Aug 12-16, 13:30 – 4:30p.m. Children’s Museum of SECT 860.691.1194
  • Vacation Bible School St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church East Haddam Aug 12 – 16 6-8 p.m. 31 Main St. 860.873.9547
  • Fridays in the Park Picnic Lunch Aug. 2 – 23rd 12 – 1 p.m. Mohegan Park 860.889.2365
  • Civil War Exhibit Aug. 12 – Sept 2. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • “Sweet Summer Surrender” Gallery Show, Aug 7- Sept. 1st. 7 Canal St. Westerly, RI 401-596-2221
  • The Slave Inside of Me Aug. 15 – 18th writersblock2@gmail.com or 860.442.5625
  • Artreach’s Annual Music Showcase Aug 15 & 16 Donald Oat Theatre on Broadway Norwich 860-887-0014
  • Julius Caesar in the Park, Aug 15 – Sept. 1st, Tues. – Sun. 8 p.m. Edgerton Park 75 Cliff St. New Haven www.elmshakespeare.org
  • Oceanography – Unexplored places on earth. Aug. 19-23rd. 12:30-4 p.m. Children’s Museum of SECT 860.691.1194
  • Healthy Exchange Book Club First Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Brainerd Memorial Library 920 Saybrook Rd Haddam 860.345.2204
  • Mad Lib Mondays every Monday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Public Library of New London 63 Huntington Street New London 860.447.1411
  • Stonington Farmers Market Saturdays, 9 12 p.m. May 4 – October 26 Town Docks
  • Dig Into Drumming every Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Public Library of New London 63 Huntington Street New London 860.447.1411 www.plnl.org
  • S’ More Stories every Tuesday. 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Public Library of New London 63 Huntington Street New London 860.447.1411 www.plnl.org
  • Make a Painting Sundays 1 – 5 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme St, Old Lyme 860.434.5542
  • Colchester Farmers Market Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm June 16 – October 27 Colchester Town Green, 98 Hayward Ave.
  • 112th Hamburg Fair Aug 16,17,18 Lyme Grange Hall & Fairgrounds Fri.5pm-11pm,Sat.9am-11pm, Sun.9am-6pm. Rte.156,Lyme