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Mys­tic Sea­port, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; pa­rade 12:45 p.m. Ap­prox­i­mately 40 clas­sic ves­sels in pris­tine con­di­tion visit the sea­port. Call 860.572.5315, or visit www.mys­tic­sea­port. org.


Old Say­brook Town Green, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Satur­day; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun­day. More than 150 artists and crafters. Free ad­mis­sion. Visit www.old­say­brookcham­

56th an­nual event, hosted by the South­ern New Eng­land Fish­er­man and Lob­ster­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion, in Ston­ing­ton Bor­ough. In­cludes fish­er­men’s mass at St. Mary Church; the bless­ing of the fish­ing boats by the Most Rev. Michael Cote, the bishop of Nor­wich; and then the pa­rade of boats out into Ston­ing­ton Har­bor, where a wreath is laid on the wa­ter in me­mory of lo­cal fish­er­men who have died at sea.


Artist demon­stra­tions, hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages, spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions, food and lo­cal ar­ti­sans along his­toric Lyme Street. Also fea­tures the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum’s “Mar­ket en Plein Air,” a French-style mar­ket with lo­cal pro­duce, flow­ers, breads, cheese, honey, spe­cialty foods and more. Visit www.flo­

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Vis­i­tors are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the marathon read­ing of Her­man Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Vis­i­tors, staff and vol­un­teers take turns dur­ing a 24-hour pe­riod read­ing chap­ters, ex­cept for chap­ter 1 and the epi­logue, which are read by an ac­tor por­tray­ing Melville. Call 860.572.5315, or visit www.mys­tic­sea­ 6 p.m. Misquam­i­cut State Beach. Rain Date: TBA. Call 401.322.1026.

New London Water­front Park. A cel­e­bra­tion of bi­cy­cles and to pro­mote bi­cy­cling as a mode of trans­porta­tion. Whether you ride ev­ery day, on the week­end, or just al­ways wanted to try it out, Bike Fest has an event for you. Call 860.443.3786, or visit www.neff­pro­duc­

McCook Beach Park, Niantic, 7:30 a.m. Visit www.hart­ford­

Down­town West­erly/ Paw­catuck. 7 to 10 p.m. Float­ing bon­fires, food, adult and kids en­ter­tain­ment. Call 401.596.7761, or visit www.west­er­ly­cham­ His­toric down­town Mys­tic, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 300 artists and crafters dis­play and sell their wares. Chil­dren can par­tic­i­pate in art-themed ac­tiv­i­ties at Chil­dren’s Art Park and visit Fu­ture Artists Pavil­ion, which fea­tures the art­work of lo­cal stu­dents. Free. Call 860.572.9578, or visit www.mys­tic­cha­m­ En­joy drinks and food by Ocean Blue Cater­ing, as well as live mu­sic, in front of the out­door Arc­tic Coast ex­hibit, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At­ten­dees must be 21 or older. Call 860.572.5955, ext. 336, for reser­va­tions, or visit www.mys­ti­caquar­

at the Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New London. Join us for an af­ter­noon of fun with the film, “Pippi Long­stock­ing.” 1 to 3 p.m., free with ad­mis­sion. Call 860.443.2545, or visit­manal­

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Var­i­ous mer­chants will of­fer spe­cials and sales through­out the week­end. Call 860.572.9578, or visit www.mys­tic­cha­m­

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., free at Michael’s Dairy, 629 Mon­tauk Ave., New London. Fea­tures the band, Straight Up. Call 860.443.2464.

Rick McPher­son Out­door Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, Water­ford Coun­try School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 860.442.9454, ext. 105, or visit www.wa­ter­ford­coun­

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Bap­tist Church of Es­sex, 10 Prospect St., Es­sex. More than 65 crafters in­vited to par­tic­i­pate. In­ter­ested artists and crafters may ap­ply to First Bap­tist Church, or call 860.434.0751.

Mys­tic Sea­port, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 860.572.9578, or visit www.mys­tic­cha­m­

from 2 to 7 p.m. in New London. The re­gion’s Celtic mu­sic and dance fes­ti­val, fea­tur­ing the band, Mac Talla Mor!, Ir­ish step danc­ing and Bre­tagne line danc­ing. Call 860.444.2489, or visit www.newlon­don­main­

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., New­found­land dogs demon­strate their life­sav­ing skills, demo by the CT Ca­nine Search and Res­cue Team and other spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies and ca­nines. Dogs wel­come. Call 860.572.5315, or visit www.mys­tic­sea­

Free. 5:30 p.m., Wind­jam­mer East Park­ing Lot, West­erly. Call 401.322.1026.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 85 Main St., West­erly. Call 401.315.2610.

at the Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New London. Art ac­tiv­i­ties and snacks. Ex­plore the ex­hi­bi­tion, “Play/Things: Toys and the In­ven­tion of Mod­ern Child­hood,” and then de­sign and cre­ate your own 3-foot tall doll­house or sky­scraper. Free. Visit­manal­, or call 860.443.2545.

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