Aug 3 – 6

Wednesday, August 2nd

1:30 – 2:30pm: British Soccer Demo Join the Coaches from “across the pond” from Challenger Sports as they demonstrate & teach the basics of soccer! Patriots Park Field, Coventry

6 – 8:30pm: Thar’ Be Pirates! “The Saybrook Swashbucklers,” that nefarious band of pirates known to troll the CT River sail alongside and come on board The Becky Thatcher Riverboat. After they threaten the passengers and sing a few sea shanties – will Captain Paul be able to save the day? Tickets are $45.00 for adults, $30.00 for children. Advanced tickets recommended. The Valley Railroad Company, Essex

6:30pm: Arts on the Squad M Shanghai is a Brooklyn-based folk collective, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band’s monthly residency from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai’s legendary concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy and intimate subtlety. With an adventurous take on Americana, the “M” are not easily classified; they emphasize distinctive songwriting while retaining the immediacy of classic American roots music: “timeless Americana with a Rock & Roll soul.” Their fifth album “Bedlam” was co-produced by multiple Grammy winner Damon Whittemore and released in May 2016. Mystic Seaport

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Melissa & Doug Children’s Series The Melissa & Doug Children’s Series features the best of children’s entertainment – from award-winners to breakout stars! Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport

{Reoccurs} 7-9pm: Music under the Stars: Gunsmoke in Shelton (runs until 8/30)

Wednesday, August 2nd – Saturday, August 5th

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Wednesday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 6th

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Thursday, August 3rd:

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{Reoccurs) 5pm: Alive@Five Outdoor Concert Series at Columbus Park in Stamford (runs until 8/10)


6 – 7:30pm: Glow, Baby, Glow!: Bioluminescence in Nature and Science Join Marc Zimmer, Connecticut College professor and author of Bioluminescence and Illuminating Disease, for an in-depth look at animals capable of producing their own light and how it can be used in science and medicine. Adults and interested teenagers. Pre-registration is encouraged. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic

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{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm: Summer Sound Waves: Wooden Horse Concert Series at Esker Point Beach in Groton (runs 8/10 with 8/17 held as a rain date)

6 – 8pm: Summer Concert Series: Redline on the Town Green in Colchester

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Branford Jazz on the Green: Beals/Morrison Organ Quartet (runs until 8/24)

6:30 – 7:30pm: Pajama Storytime Begin the hour with a craft at the Toy Room at 6:30pm then come across the street and hear bedtime stories from 7-7:30pm. The kids are welcome to wear their jammies and bring their stuffed friends to hear stories too! Byrds Books, Bethel

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: 60’s Satisfaction – Relive the Era at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/17)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Sock Hop: Bill Rinoski at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/17)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: CHIRP Concert Parks: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at Ballard Park in Ridgefield (runs until Labor Day)

7pm: Simply Swing, a 10-piece orchestra. Simply Swing specializes in the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie; vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole and Diana Krall; and high-energy swing dance favorites. These concerts are a wonderful opportunity for families, friends and neighbors to enjoy time together in their own communities. The concert series is free and open to the public. Henry Park, Vernon

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{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Outdoor Movie: Moana at Jennings Beach in Fairfield (runs until 8/10)

Thursday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 6th: 

2017 Orange Volunteer Firemens Carnival

Thursday – Sunday’s until September 23rd

Friday, August 4th:

1 – 2pm: On Land and On Sea Known for its extraordinary maritime images, the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport documents a long history of yachting and life on the water. Lesser known are the many images of women’s lives also held in this important collection. Margaret Andersen Rosenfeld will be discussing the captivating images of women’s lives throughout the 20th century, as shown in the current exhibition “On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection.” She will also be talking about what inspired the book on which the exhibit is based. Mystic Seaport

3 – 5pm: Book Signing Margaret L. Andersen Rosenfeld, author of “On Land and On Sea”, will sign copies of her book from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4. The book features the lives of women in the yachting world, but also documents the lives of women as workers, caregivers and sportswomen over the course of the 20th century. It is beautifully illustrated with photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport with interpretive essays to accompany the images. Visit the exhibition of 70 photographs from the book at Mystic Seaport. Mystic Seaport

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{Reoccurs} 5 – 7pm: Summer Concert Series: Night Flight at Westbrook Town Green (runs until 8/25)

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{Reoccurs} 6 – 8:30pm: Friday Night Concerts: Music By Gunsmoke at Grove Street Plaza in Darien (runs until 9/15)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 9pm: Summer UnWINEd Concert Series: Michael Cleary Band at Priam Vineyard in Colchester (runs until 8/18)

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{Reoccurs} 7pm: Friday Nights Music: One Anthem at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk (runs until 9/8)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Summer Concerts on the Green Music Series: Tim Currie’s Motown Band in Danbury (runs until 8/26 – raindate 8/27)

Sunset: Sci-Fridays Movies in the Park – Ghostbusters (1984) at Mill River Park in Stamford

{Reoccurs} Dusk: Moonlight Movies: Zootopia at Betsy Paterson Square in Storrs (runs until 8/18)

{Reoccurs} 8pm: Summer Concerts: Billy Joel Tribute (plus fireworks) at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/25)

{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Friday Flicks: Cars in New Haven (runs until 8/18)

Friday, August 4th – Saturday, August 5th

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Zombie Prom

Friday’s until September 3rd

Friday, August 4th – Sunday, August 6th

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Saturday, August 5th:

9am: Catlin Woods via the Trail of the Senses with Marlow Shami Join Marlow for a hike through two beautiful Natural Areas on our property. The Trail of the Senses (Braille Trail) will awaken all of your senses. Cross Chickadee Bridge to Catlin Woods which will be awash with bird life. Free. Donations will be accepted to help defray expenses. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

9:30 – 11:30am: Stand Up Paddle Boarding Class at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall

10am – 12:30pm: Mushroom Identification Does it have gills, pores, or teeth? Is it growing on wood or the ground? And most importantly, can I eat it?? The 3 Foragers present a program on Mushroom ID for Beginners, where they will explain the steps to take and the terms to know when trying to identify mushrooms. After the slideshow and talk, they will lead a mushroom walk in a small part of Goodwin and try to put your newly learned skills to the test. $5 per person. RSVP. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

10am – 2pm: Naugatuck Historic Home Tour The Naugatuck Historical Society is proud to be hosting its first Tour of Historic Homes. Explore some of the great historic home in Naugatuck, get an inside look at the homes within the historic district and beyond. If all renovations continue on schedule, we will end the tour at the Tuttle House for some light refreshments and a peak at the future home of the Naugatuck Historical Society. There are nine private home on the tour, we are hoping to still get in to get a sneak peek at the Tuttle House. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. They are available at the museum on Saturdays 11-4 or Wednesday nights 6-8pm. The day of the event tickets can be purchased at the Tuttle House, they will be $30 the day of. Everyone needs a ticket, children included. The tour is recommended for ages 14 and up.

11am – 3pm: Annual Green Corn Festival Welcome the first corn of the season with exciting activities including drumming, dancing, crafts, storytelling and more! Enjoy the music, powwow-style food, and check out the arts and crafts for sale. We are pleased to welcome as performers this year the Eastern Suns drum group and the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers! Corn is an integral part of the annual cycle of life for many Native American people. When the first tender ears are ripe for picking it is cause for celebration. Fee: $10 Adults; $6 Children. Held Rain or Shine! The Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington

11am – 4pm: 65th Annual Stonington Village Fair The Stonington Village Fair is a regional time-honored tradition drawing thousands annually. The first Village Fair was held on August 14th, 1952 to commemorate the 1814 Battle of Stonington. With the assistance of over 100 volunteers, this popular event brings together community and draws thousands, local and tourist alike, for a fun filled day of games, music, food and crafters.

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12 – 2pm: Beekeeping Demonstration with Holley Bishop, author of Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey – The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World. The Hyland House Museum, Guilford

12 – 6pm: Book Signing Paul S. Krantz, Jr. will visit the Museum Store to sign copies of Riding the Wild Ocean: The Circumnavigation of Cape Cod in a 18-Foot Sloop, and Other Adventures. The book is a compilation of the author’s wildest adventures over the years, which takes the reader from coastal New England to the Dry Tortugas — all in small boats under 20 feet in length. Beyond the sheer thrill of adventure, Riding the Wild Ocean is a how-to manual for the serious sailor contemplating trying his or her hand at such open ocean adventuring in small boats, including how to select and equip a boat for all-weather, day and night sailing; and how to prepare one’s self as well through gradual exposure to extreme conditions in controlled situations. Mystic Seaport, Maritime Bookstore

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1 – 2pm: Superheroes, Villains, and Spaceships, Oh My This show tells a fantastical tale of superheroes, villains, wizards, and space! Admission is $5 for children, $7 for adults. Ballard Institute Theater, Storrs

2 – 3:30pm: Backpacking in New England with Mat Jobin Join Goodwin Conservation Center and Reach Your Summit for a special interactive backpacking fundamentals presentation. Whether you are new to backpacking or a seasoned trekker, you’ll learn what is necessary to pack physically and mentally for 3-season trips here in New England and beyond. Enjoy a show-and-tell of gear and learn tips on packing a backpack, campsite selection, efficient hiking, lightweight alternatives, and more drawn from Mat’s personal experience out on the trails and in the mountains. Free. RSVP recommended. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Silver Steel – Steel Drum Caribbean at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/26)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Summer Entertainment Nights: Circus Aerial Comedy at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/19)

{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Summer Family Outdoor Movie Series: Angry Birds in Norwalk (runs until 8/19)

{Reoccurs} 8:30pm: Outdoor Family Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie at Riverwalk-Veteran’s Memorial Park in Shelton (runs until 8/19)

Saturday, August 5th – Sunday, August 6th

10am – 3:30pm: Model Yacht Regatta Model Yacht racing returns to Mystic August 5–6 with the International One Meter (IOM) and J Class Regional Championships Regattas. Mystic Seaport and The Mystic River Radio Sailors will once again be hosts for these two highly contested events. The IOMs will race on Saturday, followed by the J Class Regional Championship on Sunday at the North End of the Museum. Racing will begin each day at 10 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. Mystic Seaport

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Sunday, August 6th:

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12 – 3pm: Long Distance Hike Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Expect a 5-7 mile hike. Goodwin Guide Kat Gayson, will be taking you on this long distance hike as she points out nature tidbits here and there. All are welcome, including friendly dogs. Free. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

1 – 4pm: Community Day with Artist Beth Campbell Join Beth Campbell, Lawrence Weschler, author, and Carl Schoonover, Ph.D., neuroscientist, for a thought-provoking conversation about her exhibition, My Potential Future Past, which explores the “what ifs” and potential of everyday experiences. Move and groove to Ridgefield’s own School of Rock and take in a powerful performance by an award-winning spoken-word artist, Bronx-based Ceez Liive. Add your mark to giant collaborative paintings and build colorful mobiles. Enjoy food-for-purchase including one of the top ten burgers in Fairfield County from Bounty Truck’s farm to mobile kitchen and refreshing shaved ice and ice cream from College Creamery. Free. Registration encourages. The Aldrich, Ridgefield

2 – 3pm, 4pm and 6:30pm: Nimble Art’s Circus This is a show not to be missed: children will love the performance of the Nimble Arts Circus. The Nimble Arts circus will perform two shows at 4pm and 6:30pm and a one hour juggling workshop at 2pm for up to 30 participants. Parade Plaza, New London

3 – 4pm: In Dialogue: Beth Campbell, Lawrence Weschler, and Carl Schoonover Thinking, deciding, reflecting—all unique to the human experience—are the core subject matter of Beth Campbell’s current exhibition. Join Campbell for a roundtable discussion with award-winning author Lawrence Weschler (Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, 2006; Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez, 2016; and Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists, 2017), and neuroscientist and author Carl Schoonover, Ph.D. (Portraits of the Mind, 2010) about her work, how the brain works, and the pathways we take, or don’t take, that define us, connect us, and chart our life experiences. Free, registration encouraged. The Aldrich, Ridgefield

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{Reoccurs} 4pm: Summer Concert Series: Pocket Full of Sunshine at Walnut Beach in Milford (runs until 9/3)

5 – 6pm: Bluegrass in the Garden Too Blue brings their wonderful mix of bluegrass, Celtic and swing for a rousing concert on the main lawn as the summer sun fades. Their show is a dynamic dose of serious fun. Smooth harmonies and adventurous musicianship bring stellar arrangements to life and leave the listener anything but blue. Come, listen and maybe even tap your toes! Bring a picnic if you like and we’ll provide the rose´ You may be dancing in the garden! The garden will open at 4 and remain open for one hour at the conclusion of the concert. In the event of inclement weather the concert will take place in the barn. Hollister House Garden, Washington

{Reoccurs} 5 – 8pm: Summer Music: Kevin and Heather at Mystic Seaport (runs until 8/27)

{Reoccurs} 6pm: Summer Concert Series on the Green: River of Dreams in Madison (runs until 8/20)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm: Concerts on the Green: Catfish at Redding Town Green in Redding (runs until 8/27)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Frank Porto Band at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/20)

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