/ SUM­MER 2013

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Through June 9. “THE EX­ACT CEN­TER OF THE UNI­VERSE”

Through June 23. “FLOWER POWER: A RETRO ART EX­HI­BI­TION”

22. DROP-IN TOD­DLER STO­RY­TIME,

22. FLICKS AT SIX,

22. KNIT­TING AND NEE­DLE WORKS CIR­CLE,

22. MAK­ING MU­SIC PRESCHOOLER CLASSES,

22. YOUNG ADULT BOOK GROUP,

23. OPEN MIC PO­ETRY,

by Joan Vail Thorne, di­rected by David Jep­son. Vada Love Pow­ell, the self-ap­pointed doyenne of a small South­ern town, has in­vited Mary Lou Mele to tea. It’s Vada’s in­ten­tion to scare off an­other prospec­tive bride for her beloved son, but she meets her match in Mary Lou, who’s pre­tend­ing to be her twin sis­ter, Mary Ann, whom her son se­cretly mar­ried that very af­ter­noon. It’s a com­plete sur­prise when the son re­turns with his shy bride, who as­tounds even Vada with her love for him. Thurs­day-Satur­day, 8 p.m.; Sun­day, 2 p.m., 1 Gran­ite St., West­erly. Gran­iteth­e­atre.com; (401) 596-2341.

Cel­e­bra­tions Gallery & Shoppes in­vites you to “Flower Power: A Retro Art Ex­hi­bi­tion” high­light­ing re­cy­cled and re­pur­posed ele­ments. Cel­e­bra­tions will also be cel­e­brat­ing its 7th an­niver­sary, so come toast with a bub­bly bev­er­age and par­take in the “tower of cup­cakes.” All are wel­come to share in the fes­tiv­i­ties. 330 Pom­fret St., Pom­fret Cen­ter. www.cel­e­bra­tionsshoppes.com.

10 a.m., Gro­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Route 117, Gro­ton; chil­dren ages 1-3; sib­lings wel­come; free; (860) 441-6750.

6 p.m., Cra­gin Me­mo­rial Li­brary, 8 Lin­wood Ave., Colch­ester; “Moonrise King­dom”; free; (860) 537-5752.

9:30-11:30 a.m., East Lyme Pub­lic Li­brary; in­for­mal gath­er­ing; (860) 739-6926.

1:30 p.m., Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of South­east­ern Con­necti­cut, 409 Main St., Niantic; first in a five-week se­ries for 3- to 5-year-olds who are ready to at­tend alone. $75, $45 mem­bers. Regis­tra­tion re­quired; (860) 691-1111.

7 p.m., East Lyme Pub­lic Li­brary, So­ci­ety Road, Niantic; Call for se­lec­tion. Free; (860) 739-6926.

8-9:20 p.m., Bean & Leaf, 463 Bank St., New Lon­don. Free; (860) 701-0000.

23. KNIT­TING,

10-11:30 a.m., Pub­lic Li­brary of New Lon­don, 63 Hunt­ing­ton St., New Lon­don. 23. Bingo, 7 p.m., Re­tired Armed Forces As­so­ci­a­tion, 135 Garfield Ave., New Lon­don. Open to pub­lic; $8, min­i­mum pack­age.

23. FRANK VIG­NOLA AND VINNY RAN­IOLO,

24. COM­MU­NITY DRUM CIR­CLE,

25. CON­TRA DANCE,

25. 13TH AN­NUAL 4-MILE DE­LANEY DASH ROAD RACE

25. LONG IS­LAND SOUND DAY CEL­E­BRA­TION.

7:30 p.m., Garde Arts Cen­ter, Oasis Room, 325 State St., New Lon­don. Two in­ter­na­tion­ally-ac­claimed and highly en­ter­tain­ing jazz guitarists. $35; gardearts.org; (860) 444-7373.

7-8 p.m., Niantic Com­mu­nity Church, 170 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., Niantic. Fa­cil­i­tated by mu­sic ther­a­pist Kate Bro­daski. Drums and hand-held per­cus­sion in­stru­ments avail­able; par­tic­i­pants en­cour­aged to bring drums. Free; (860) 739-6209.

8-11 p.m., Ger­man Club, Route 27, Mys­tic. Live mu­sic; sin­gles and fam­i­lies wel­come. Be­gin­ner work­shop, 7:45 p.m. $9, $5 stu­dents; (860) 961-9321.

will travel some of the roads that Sean De­laney used to run as a teenager liv­ing in Old Say­brook. De­laney died in May 2000, at 42, af­ter a six-year bat­tle with can­cer. To honor his mem­ory, the De­laney Dash was or­ga­nized in 2001 and has been held at Say­brook Point dur­ing Me­mo­rial Day week­end since its in­cep­tion. The race pro­ceeds ben­e­fit The Sean De­laney Schol­ar­ship fund, which has awarded $38,000 to se­niors grad­u­at­ing from Old Say­brook High School. A 1.6-mile walk and a 1/3-mile kids’ fun run make this an event for the whole fam­ily. Race day regis­tra­tion be­gins at 8 a.m. at The Fort at Say­brook Point. The run and walk start at 9 a.m. Race ap­pli­ca­tions: www.snerro.com/SNERRO_/Race_Ap­pli­ca­tions.html. On­line regis­tra­tion: www.imath­lete.com. Pre-regis­tra­tion: $15 mail-ins, $18 on­line. Race day regis­tra­tion: $25; kids’ fun run, $5. For more in­for­ma­tion, pvolk­mar@snet.net or (860) 437.7247.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cel­e­brate our lo­cal es­tu­ary in style. With the help of gen­er­ous fund­ing from the National Fish and Wildlife Foun­da­tion, you and your fam­ily can en­joy hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, cre­ate a craft, speak with vis­it­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions or at­tend a spe­cial pro­gram, and to­gether learn more about pre­cious Long Is­land Sound. Ac­tiv­i­ties are in­cluded with aquar­ium ad­mis­sion. No regis­tra­tion re­quired. Mys­tic Aquar­ium,

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