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This Week at
Connecticut Landmarks

Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th, 7 – 9:30 pm

Friday & Saturday, October 3rd & 4th, 7 – 9:30 pm

Raindate: Sunday, October 5th, 7 – 8:30 pm

Nathan Hale Homestead

Get into the spirit of the season with the Haunted Corn Maze! Ready for things that go bump in the night? Bring your flashlights & be prepared to get scared.

Admission is $8 per person; $25 per family. The corn maze, minus the ghosts & goblins, is open during regular museum hours through the beginning of October. Admission is $5 per person, or $15 for families.

Sunday, September 27th, 10 am – 2 pm

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

Spend the day immersed in nature with artist Betsy Rogers  Knox as she leads students through the basic steps of drawing & painting colorful Trees in Autumn. Focus on capturing the many hues of our New England autumn leaves on the beautiful grounds of the Bellamy-Ferriday property.

The Botanical Watercolor Workshop is $60 per person. Bring a bag lunch; intended for ages 10 and up. Instructor will email with supply list. Reservations recommended, as space is limited. Please contact (203) 266-7596, or  email to register.

For a list of Upcoming Events visit

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

House & Garden

9 Main Street North

Bethlehem, CT 06751
(203) 266-7596

Nathan Hale Homestead
Nathan Hale Homestead

2299 South Street
Coventry, CT 06238
(860) 742-6917



Casting Call for 90s/Early 2000’s Rock Bands

Casting Call For 90s/Early 2000’s Rock Bands

Are you a Los Angeles local or have played in the Los Angeles area during your band’s prime?

Calling all ROCK, CLASSIC ROCK, POP ROCK and HARD ROCK bands (no hair metal) that played in the 90s or early 2000s in the Los Angeles area. Were you part of a high school or college band in the 90s or early 2000s in the Los Angeles area? Have you dreamed of getting the group back together? Bunim-Murray Productions, producers of Project Runway and The Real World – in association with Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp – is producing a docu-series for a major cable network. We are looking for bands to reunite and perform under the guidance of well-known musicians.  Please send pictures of yourself and the band – along with a brief description of your band and where you and your bandmates are today – to  Must be 21+ to apply.

888.762.2263 | WWW.ROCKCAMP.COM

Brides Against Breast Cancer Tour

Brides Against Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit that tours the country selling donated wedding gowns with the proceeds directly going towards programs and services for people who are impacted by cancer.


Our Nationwide Tour of Gowns will make a “tour stop” in Meriden on September 27, 2014 at the Westfield Meriden Mall.



A link to the event can be found here:



Rock ‘N Roll Fantasy Camp

Dear Rock Stars,

In the next few weeks we will be announcing our new camp schedule for 2014/2015 and I’m sure you will find time in your life to jam with the greatest musicians in the world.

If you have always wanted to jam on these songs with the artists then Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp is your haven so don’t let this year go by without living your dream. These songs include, Who Are You”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Walk This Way”, “Dream On”, “Cryin'”, “Smoke on the Water”, “Highway Star”, “Hot and Nasty”, “Bad Company”, “Feel like Makin’ Love”, “I want you to want me”, “Surrender”, “Dreams”, “Right Now”, “Don’t Fear the Reaper”, “Burnin’ for You”, “I wanna know what love is”, “Cold as Ice”, “Black Betty”, “Flirtin’ with Disaster”, “Caught up on you” and so many more!

For all those returning campers we’ve always listened to you and this year you’ve asked to jam with these superstars so we hope that you will continue to join us rocking out. Call now to reserve your spot or get more information on upcoming camps: 888.762.2263 ext 5 or Click HERE

Those of you who have been flying British Airways this month, we thank you for the great reaction to our feature cover story in the Highlife onboard magazine.

Lastly all you Canadians out there get ready as we are getting closer to announcing our first Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp coming to Calgary.

For the last 18 years, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has given musicians, vocalists, and songwriters of all skill levels the opportunity to jam, record, and perform with their musical heroes. Events take place at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and there are plans to open a camp in Canada in 2015. Upcoming Fantasy Camps include Roger Daltrey of The Who (Foxwoods, October 16-19, 2014) and Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and Chickenfoot (Mandalay Bay, February 12-15, 2015).

888.762.2263 | WWW.ROCKCAMP.COM

NEDA Hosts 3rd Annual Hartford NEDA Walk

 In the U.S., 20 Million Women & 10 Million Men Suffer From an Eating Disorder It is Estimated That 121,475 of Them are in Connecticut*


The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic “body perfect” ideals. To raise funds, spread awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and support the local community, NEDA is holding its third annual Hartford NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life. Funds from the walk will be used to support NEDA’s education and advocacy programs.


In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their lives, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Anorexia nervosa has the highest fatality rate of any mental illness. But there is hope and there is help!


WHAT:          3rd annual Hartford NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life

Special guest speakers: eating disorder survivor and former Miss America Kirsten Haglund;

Dr. Margo Maine, eating disorders expert, author, NEDA board member and member of NEDA’s Founder’s Council; and singer/songwriters and NEDA Ambassadors the FALK Sisters.


WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 27 @ 12 p.m. (Registration/check-in begins at 11 a.m.)


WHERE:         University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus, 85 Lawler St., West Hartford, CT (parking on Trout Brook).To pre-register, visit call 212-575-6200

$25 per adult, $15 per student, $10 per child under 12, $5 per pet


Sponsoring the event is Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, Hartford Hospital Institute for Living, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Walden Behavioral Care, Monte Nido Eating Disorder Treatment Centers, Cambridge Eating Disorder Center and Center for Discovery.


Headquartered in New York City, NEDA is the leading U.S. non-profit organization supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Each year, NEDA helps millions of people across the country find information and appropriate treatment resources through its toll-free, live helpline, its many outreach programs and website. NEDA advocates for advancements in the field and envisions a world without eating disorders.


For Treatment Referrals, Visit

Or Contact NEDA’s Live Helpline: 800-931-2237
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (EST)

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)




Greenleaf & Associates — 323-660-5800

Kelly Williams —



Mary Curran 860-604-7586 (cell)




* Eating Disorder Population by State References:

Hudson Jl, Hiripi E, Pope HG Jr, Kessler RC. The prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Feb1;61(3):348-58. Epub 2006 Jul 3.


Sonja A. Swanson, ScM; Scott J. Crow, MD: Daniel Le Grange, PhD; Joel Swendsen, PhD; Kathleen R. Merikangas, PhD.

Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders in Adolescents.

Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement. Arch Gen Psychatry.

Published online March 7, 2011. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.22


Heineken House Enhances the North Coast Music Festival Experience

Experience the Heineken House debut at North Coast Music Festival from August 29th – 31st, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois! Debuting with two elevated viewing platforms creating VIP views, you’ll never miss a moment of the festival. Providing an industrial feel with sleek art designs, the Heineken House is created out of a structure formed by shipping containers. What’s more, it will feature artwork created by professional painter and avid skateboarder, Erik Lundquist, and invite festival goers to complete his dynamic black light mural, while enjoying DJ performances by various musicians. Fans can also check out the Heineken Beer Truck Bar as it will be serving Heineken, Heineken Light, and Heineken Dark from 8 taps. Finally, guests will also have a chance to win great prizes each day by tagging Instagram photos with #HeinekenHouse.

Photos (following event) available upon request

WHO:  Spokespeople available for interviews:

  • Leanne Maciel, Brand Manager – Heineken Sponsorships & Events

WHEN/WHERE: The Heineken House will be open during the following times:

  • Friday, August 29th – 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 30th – 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 31st – 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

WHY: This year, Heineken welcomes festival goers to experience North Coast in an enhanced way. Whether it’s through the VIP views, the opportunity to create artwork with professional painter, Erik Lundquist or enjoying DJ performances at the Heineken House, guests can soak this all in while enjoying an ice-cold Heineken from the Heineken Beer Truck Bar.

About North Coast Music Festival:

North Coast Music Festival is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago, such as React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions and Metronome Chicago. With a collective 50 years producing events, we’ve presented everything from small shows to selling out large scale concerts. Some of us specialize in electronic, hip hop, jam band, indie rock and all kinds of genres. With this festival we’ve come together to celebrate the merging of all music and walks of life that enjoy it as much as we do.


Christine Lu

Kellie Jelencovich

Phone: (646) 204-4779

Phone: (646) 702-3611

An update on the next fundraising events scheduled by the


  1. Sunday September 14, 2014 —  1st annual Poker Run and Block Party – registration begins at 10:am at Uncle Kranky’s Café – 37 Main St.  – Jewett City. Last bike out at noon or come in 4 wheels for the block party and to support a great cause!!!  Great Food, Fantastic Music, 50/50 Raffle
  2. Saturday/Sunday November 1-2, 2014 – Flashback 5K –The only night that you can defy time, finish running before you start and make a difference in your community!  Registration begins at Midnight in the Olde Mistick Village—music, food, contests, FUN!


For more information, for early bird registrations AND TO PICK YOUR CAUSE, on either event, please visit our website:  OR call Ceci Illif at 860.303.3387, founder of theCharityChallenge.Net.  Our Wine and Beer Tasting and Yard Sale were great successes!  Thanks to all those who supported, please know that your participation and donations were greatly appreciated, by the volunteers and Board for theCharityChallenge.Net, and all those in need that benefited from your generosity!!


Hope to see you at the next event!

Harbor Management Commission Fundraiser

Friday, September 12 • 2014 • Harp & Dragon Function Room

Norwich Harbor is one of the best-kept secrets until now. It is one of a few locations on
the East coast that has sport fishing for striped bass and the opportunity to fish 365 days a
The Norwich Harbor Commission works on maximizing utilization of this natural
resource for tourism, recreation, and overall community enjoyment – for people of all
ages. It is our intent to expand on the opportunities for boating, kayaking, canoeing,
walking trails, summer concerts, festivals, and other community related events that
promote the harbor as a premier destination for a variety of activities.
Currently we are focused on our upcoming fundraiser on September 12th 2014, to be held
at the Harp & Dragon function room. The goal of this event is raise awareness of the
many facets of our harbor while generating funds for harbor projects and endeavors.
We hope to see and spend time with you on September 12th at this second annual
fundraiser. Join us for a delicious buffet, cash bar, entertainment, a silent auction and


May 28
Flicks @ Six. Saving Mr. Banks. 6pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.

Get Real! Wise Women Speak. 6pm. La Grua Center, Stonington. 860.535.2300.

Classic American Films, Then and Now. 6-8pm. Brainerd Memorial Library, Haddam. 860.345.2204.

Homeschooling Workshop. 6-7:45pm. Westerly Library, Westerly, RI. 401.596.2877 x 3.

May 29
Video Game Night, 6-12 graders. 6pm. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.

“A Song of Whales & Men” traditional Maritime Songs. 6pm. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.

Time Out! Book Club. 10:30-11:30am. New London Public Library. 860.447.1411.

Let’s Look at Insects. 9:15am. Children’s Museum SE CT. 860.691.1111.

May 30
Friday Nite Live: Braiden Sunshine & Band. 7-9pm. Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe, Old Lyme.  860.434.1961.

Author Matthew Goldman Q & A. 5:30pm. Friends of Rathbun Free Library, East Haddam.  860.873.8210.

Closet/White Elephant Sale. 9am-noon & 4:30-6pm. St. Mary’s Church, Groton.  860.445.1446.

Twilight Trail Run Benefit for Safe Futures. 6pm. Bluff Point, Groton.

May 31
Town-Wide Tag Sale. 8am-2pm. Wheeler Library, N. Stonington. 860.535.0383.

Honky Tonk Dance Party. 6-10pm. Greenvale Vineyards, Portsmouth, RI. 401.847.3777.

June 1
Choral Club of Clinton Spring Concert. 4pm. United Methodist Church, Clinton. 860.669.2702.

Guided Tour of Stonington Borough. 2pm. Start at Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington. 860.535.8445.

June 2
Scottish Talk by Jeff Robertson. 6:30pm. Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. 860.669.2342.

CT High School Musical Awards. 6pm. Palace Theater, Waterbury. 203.346.2000.

June 3
Nerds to Go Talk: Computer Viruses. 6pm. Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. 860.669.2342.

New singer auditions. 4-6pm. Kent Performance Hall, Westerly, RI. 401.596.8663.

June 4
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. 10am-5pm. Several locations and times. Call 203.230.1201.

The Fault in Our Stars Trivia Challenge. 5-6:30pm. New London Public Library. 860.447.1411.

The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini. 7pm. Garde Arts Center, New London. 860.444.7373 x 1.

Flicks @ Six. American Hustle. 6pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.

June 5
Garden Talk with Giddix and Reil. 6:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.205.5898.

Deadline for registration for Men Against Domestic Violence. Contact Safe Futures at  860.447.0366 x 203.

The Smithereens. 8pm. The Kate Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook. 877.503.1286.

Intro to Internet Class. 6:30-7:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.205.5898.

Driving Miss Daisy Live Performance. 2, 4 & 7pm. The Kate Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook. 877.503.1286.

June 6
Week-long Book Sale Preview Party. 5-7pm. Sale is June 7-14. Mystic & Noank Library, Mystic.  860.536.7721.

8th Annual Auction. Begins 6:30pm. Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Orthodox Church, Norwich.  860.822.9955.

Flowers & Fantasy/Into the Wild. Art Opening. 5-8pm. Artists Cooperative Gallery, Westerly, RI.  401.596.2221.

Madonna Place Wine Tasting and Auction. 6pm. Holiday Inn, Norwich.  860.698.6267.

June 7
Friends of Mystic & Noank Library Spring Fair. 9:30am-2:30pm. 40 Liberty St., Mystic. 860.536.7721.

Dr. Joe & Friends Jazz. 8pm. The Kate Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook. 877.503.1286.

Walk With Naturalist, Ranger Russ Miller. 1pm. Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, Westbrook. 860.399.0136.

June 8
Guided Tour of Stonington Borough. 2pm. Start at Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington. 860.535.8445.

June 9
Blood Pressure Clinic. 9-10am. CVS Pharmacy, Waterford. 860.444.1111.

Chip Tasting. 4-6pm. Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. 860.669.2342.

Science Fiction Book Discussion. 7pm. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.

June 10
Teen Terrific Tuesday. 3:30-4:30am. New London Public Library. 860.447.1411.

Autism…Continuing the Conversation. 7-9pm. 46 Plaza Court, Groton. 860.445.7626 x 115.

Ongoing Events
Boy Scout Venturing Co-Ed Program. Ages 14-21. 2nd Friday each month. 6:30-8:30pm. The Lighthouse, Niantic. To join, call 860.445.7626 x 115.

Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7pm. 860.892.1400.

Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tues. Windham. 860.455.9400.

Full Throttle Biker Church meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton 860.448.6224.

Open computer time for practice and projects. Mon – Thurs 1:30-5pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

Toddler Time.  Wednesday Mornings. 10am. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

Preschool Stories. Thursday Mornings. 10am. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

Tiny Tots Table. Fridays. 10am-2pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.

Discussions about simplifying our lives. 3rd Monday of the month. 10am. Niantic Community Church. 860.739.6208.

Transitional Skills Workshops for young adults identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ages 16+. Weekly M-F. Niantic. 860.691.2546.

Caregiver Support Group. First Tuesday of the Month. 2:30-4pm. Griswold Senior Center, Jewett City. 860.376.2604.

Caregiver Support Group. Last Tuesday of the Month. 2-3:30pm. Ross Adult Day Center, Norwich. 860.887.3561×124.

Relative Caregivers of Children Meeting. Last Tuesday of the Month. 9-11am. Rose City Senior Center, Norwich. 860.887.3561×124.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10 Meeting. Buckingham Building, Norwich. Call for info. 860.546.9754.

Sign up for the Groton Fourth of July Parade! Groton Parks & Recreation. 860.536.5682.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of SE CT meets 1st and 3rd Wed. 7:30pm. 401 W. Thames St Bldg 301, Norwich. 860.537.3073.

Gentle Yoga By the Sea Sundays. 10am. Stonington. 860.572.9642.

Free Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Veterans. Fridays. 5:30pm. Stonington. 860.572.9642.

Call to artists: Art on Groton Bank. Apply early for July 19 show. Grounds of Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.7626 x 108.

Lyme Junior Women’s Club Art Show & Benefit. April 18-June 1. Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme. 860.663.3095.

Greasy Luck: The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan. Through June 8. Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London. 860.443.2545.

Yoga Dance. Tuesdays 6pm. New London Healing Arts Center. 860.574.3572.

Common Ground Acoustic Open Mic. Wednesdays 7-11pm. Bulkeley House Saloon, New London.  860.444.7753.

Register for Groton Fall Festival, October 11, Groton. Deadline July 18.  860.572.9578.

From Stage to Screen and Back AgainMay 16- June 8. Granite Theatre, Westerly, RI.  401.596.2341.

Pine Point School Art Show.  April 30 – June 1. Artists Cooperative Gallery, Westerly, RI.  401.932.6728.

American Folk Art from the Fenimore Museum.  June 7 – September 21. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme.  860.434.5542.

Thistles and Crowns: The Painted Chests of The CT Coastline.  June 7 – September 21. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme.  860.434.5542

Call for Artists. Nautilus 60th Anniversary exhibit.  Deadline August 29. For more info, visit