August 17 – 20

Thursday, August 17th:

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Product The Girl Who Drank the Moon


Cocktails with Whales

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

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Vinnie Carr – Music & Memories at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/24)

{Last Call} 6:30pm: Sock Hop: Bill Rinoski at Ocean Beach Park in New London

{Reoccurs} 7pm: CHIRP Concert Parks: Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys at Ballard Park in Ridgefield (runs until 8/31)

7 – 8:30pm: Herons With Carrie Crompton Carrie returns for a showing of herons she recorded in the wild. You’re invited to a showing of a 40-minute DVD chronicling the breeding season at a local great blue heron colony. It’s a “chick flick,” rated PG for some heron romance and violent feedings (but no fowl language). Free but RSVP. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton


Thursday, August 17th – Saturday, August 19th

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Thursday, August 17th – Sunday, September 23rd


Thursday – Sunday’s until September 23rd

Friday, August 18th:

{Last Call} 11am – 2pm: Drawn to Nature: Start Your Own Expedition Sketchbook Blencowe inspires her students in the art of keeping a visual journal. Students will capture small moments of nature in a big way. The sketching sessions will encourage creative expression through various approaches and media. Students will record their impressions of the landscape, in the gardens, and along the river. Participants should bring a Stillman & Birn Zeta sketchbook (spiral or hard bound, any size) to first class. All other materials supplied. Geared to artists and non-artists. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

2 – 4pm: Water Energy Continue on the journey towards becoming a “Clean Energy Champion” this summer and learn about our Earth’s renewable energies during the Energize Connecticut Center’s Summer Series. On Friday, August 18th join us along with Project WET and the Regional Water Authority on an excursion as we discover how water travels through our natural habitats and water’s energy through fun, hands-on activities. Families will have the opportunity to explore the local wetlands, make their own water wheel, and have fun with our interactive water discovery. Light refreshments will be served Energize Connecticut Center, North Haven

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{Reoccurs} 5 – 7pm: Summer Concert Series: After Midnight (Classic Rock) at Westbrook Town Green (runs until 8/25)

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{Reoccurs} 6 – 8:30pm: Friday Night Concerts: Music By Harry Bergen with Mods and Rockers at Grove Street Plaza in Darien (runs until 9/15)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 9pm: Summer UnWINEd Concert Series: Nekita Waller (Pop, Motown, Soul, Jazz & Classic Rock) at Priam Vineyard in Colchester (runs until 9/1)

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6pm: Charter Oak Brewery Event Love beer? Ever wonder about its history? Why is an IPA called an IPA? Join Scott Vallely of Charter Oak Brewing as he brings his knowledge – & his beer – to this Hempsted brew-haha. Bring your thirst for knowledge & soak in the history we have on tap at the Hempsted Houses as you sample some fine brews & pick Scott’s brain about his favorite subject – beer! What could be a better way to start the weekend? Tickets are $25. Reservations are required as space is limited. Hempsted Houses, New London

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Friday Nights Music: Uncle Zac & The Zac Tones at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk (runs until 9/8)

{Reoccurs} 7pm: Summer Concerts on the Green Music Series: Bonjourney in Danbury (runs until 8/25)

Dusk: Moonlight Movie at Betsy Paterson Square in Mansfield

{Reoccurs} 8pm: Summer Concerts: Latin Night at Ocean Beach Park in New London (runs until 8/25)

{Last Call} 8:30pm: Friday Flicks: Moana in New Haven

Friday’s until September 3rd

Friday, August 18th – Saturday, August 19th

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Friday, August 18th – Sunday, August 20th

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Friday, August 18th – Saturday, August 26th

Friday, August 18th – Sunday, August 20th

{Reoccurs} Fiddler on the Roof at Clay and Wattles Theater Company in Bethlehem (Runs until 8/20)

Friday, August 19th – Sunday, September 17th

Saturday, August 19th:

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8:45 – 11am: Orchard Hill Invasive Species Removal Demonstration Interested in eliminating problematic invasive plants? Learn methods of barberry removal with forester Ed McGuire at Orchard Hill in Goodwin State Forest. Meet in front of the Goodwin Conservation Center at 8:45 am. You will then be directed to Nutmeg Lane Parking. Note: Nutmeg Lane Parking is easier if you have a higher clearance vehicle. The option of carpooling at Goodwin may be an easier choice. Free but RSVP. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

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10am: Shore Birds Canoe Trip Bring canoe or kayak, lunch, and supplies for a day on the water (bathing suit optional). Meet at 8am at Lieutenant River boat launch site on Rt. 156, Old Lyme. We will paddle towards Great Island and the remains of Griswold Point. – Old Lyme

10am: Exploring the Lake Trail with Gerri Griswold The Lake Trail is chock full of wonders including the ice house ruins, abundant bird and amphibian life and so much more! You know a treat awaits you at the end of your journey! Free but donations are ccepted. White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield

10 – 11:30am: Gardeners Roundtable This workshop is intended for gardeners of all experience levels. We share best practices and pitfalls for gardening in eastern Connecticut. These monthly workshops cover a wide-range of topics, so please come with your questions, your expertise, and your own stories of success and failure in your gardens. Free but RSVP. James L. Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

10am – 3pm: Third Saturdays Inspired by the mind-maps in Beth Campbell’s exhibition, My Potential Future Past, experiment with linear drawings with light-colored media on dark paper, and work with light-weight wire to create mobiles that appear like chandeliers, root systems, or a family tree. 10am – 12pm for children ages 2-5 and children ages 6-10 from 1-3 pm. Free for visitors of all ages. The Aldrich, Ridgefield

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11am – 1pm: Walking Tour Established to walk the sidewalks of downtown has expanded to take a peek at its neighboring downtown community of Bethel. Host Ted Killmer, a downtown Danbury resident, will introduce walkers to a Bethel book store that specializes in all things Connecticut, artisanal makers of 3D chocolates, a mural that celebrates the town’s famed P.T. Barnum’s Jumbo, a fascinating story about a doughboy that became a lamp, a circus school that really sparks, and more. – Bethel

1 – 3pm: Up-Cycled Paper Beaded Necklaces Join EcoWorks and instructor Amy Bowers to learn how to make beads from recycled paper, magazines, and newspapers. These beads are easy, relaxing and can be turned into great gifts for friends, family or yourself. Let’s roll, glue and string with this upcycling project! $15 per person, EcoWorks, New Haven

2 – 3pm: In-Season Talk: Herbal Teas Carole Barber of Herb Garden Naturals will be presenting about herbs and teas, with an activity too! Pardee Morris House, New Haven

2 – 3:30pm: Town Green Walking Tour Do you have a burning question about the history of Fairfield? Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Green and learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Fairfield’s 375 years of history. Walk on the site of the 1639 colonial settlement and find out more about Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s Puritan roots, and the 17th century “witch ducking experiments.” Pass by the 1780 Burr Homestead where John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy. These stories and more await on this fascinating journey. Non-members $8, includes musuem admission. Fairfield Museum, Fairfield

4 – 7pm: Town-Wide Picnic Join us for an afternoon of family fun, food & fellowship! Bring a place setting, picnic blanket or chair & a dish to share (hot, cold or dessert) for a town-wide picnic! Savor hamburgers & hot dogs for sale by the Bethlehem Lions Club. Stroll through the beautiful Ferriday Gardens, participate in children’s games & enjoy musical entertainment courtesy of the Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation. Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem

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{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Free Ride (Classic Rock) at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/26)

6:30 – 9pm: Farm to Table Lobster Dinner under the Stars Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared right at the vineyard including lobster, clams, mussels, potatoes, corn and watermelon. There will be live music for your listening and/or dancing pleasure. Wine specials all evening. Reservations are required as seating is limited. $79.95 per person. Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen

7 – 9pm: Opera Palooza Starring singers from celebrated New England conservatories backed by a 30-Piece orchestra featuring musicians from symphonies throughout the region. New Haven Green

{Last Call} 8:30pm: Summer Family Outdoor Movie Series: The Jungle Book in Norwalk 

{Last Call} 8:30pm: Outdoor Family Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets at Riverwalk-Veteran’s Memorial Park in Shelton

Saturday, August 19th – Sunday, August 20th

Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 3pm: Antique Marine Engine Exposition The transition from sail to engine power was a momentous event for the maritime industry and the world. Experience it firsthand at the 26th annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition at Mystic Seaport Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20, 2017. Collectors from around the country will show off full-size and miniature 19th- and early 20th-century marine engines and inboards, outboards, steam, gasoline, diesel, electric, and naphtha engines. More than 300 engines will be exhibited in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard and many will be operated for your viewing and listening pleasure. A large selection of marine models will also be on display to delight the young at heart. Join us for this noisy, greasy, fun event! – Mystic Seaport

Sunday, August 20th:

1 – 3pm: Family Play Date: Nature Play Trail Bonanza Join Audubon naturalists on the Nature Play Trail for an afternoon of fun outdoor learning. Built for engaging children with the natural world by learning through playing, the Nature Play Trail includes eight exciting elements including a slide, boulder cave, stream and more! Stations will be set up at each of the play trail elements highlighting ways nature play can create lasting family memories and meaningful learning moments. Ideal for children aged two to six and siblings! $5 members and $8 non-members. RSVP. Audubon Center in Greenwich

{Reoccurs} 1 – 3:30pm: 1750 Ogden House Tours Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that lasted 125 years. Museum Docents lead guided tours giving visitors fascinating information and tidbits on the history of the house, its intriguing two hearths, and the everyday tasks and chores that kept the Ogden family busy. The Ogden House contains fine furniture, spinning wheels, tableware, iron pieces, textiles, and other objects from the Fairfield Museum collections. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours begin every ½ hour. Last tour is at 3:30pm. Admission is $5, $3 students. Runs until 8/27. Ogden House, Fairfield

1 – 4pm: Make an Herbal Wreath Make a gorgeous herbal wreath for your home. George & Carol McCleary, site horticulturists, will lead the workshops. $25 per wreath for a family or an individual, including materials & admission to the house. Bring your own clippers. Space is limited. Registration recommended. Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem

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

{Reoccurs} 5 – 8pm: Summer Music: Andy Chaney at Mystic Seaport (runs until 9/3)

{Reoccurs} 6pm: Summer Concert Series on the Green: 60’s Satisfaction in Madison (runs until 8/26)

{Reoccurs} 6 – 8pm: Concerts on the Green: Bob Button Big Band at Redding Town Green (runs until 8/27)

{Reoccurs} 6:30pm: Summer Concert Series: Free Ride (Classic Rock) at Sherman Green Gazebo in Fairfield (runs until 8/26)

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