/ SUM­MER 2013

The Day - Sound & Country - - FRONT PAGE -

1. U.S. AM­A­TEUR BALL­ROOM DANCE,

7-10 p.m., East Lyme Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, So­ci­ety Road, Niantic. Mu­sic by DJ Piers. West Coast swing les­son 7-8 p.m. $10, $5 mem­bers; (860) 739-0697.

1. RIVER FEST NOR­WICH & DRAGON BOAT RAC­ING

1. TAG SALE,

1. MYS­TIC & NOANK LI­BRARY AN­NUAL SPRING FAIR.

at Howard T. Brown Me­mo­rial Park, Nor­wich, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Greater Nor­wich Area Cham­ber of Com­merce presents the sixth an­nual free com­mu­nity event. (860) 887-1647.

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mitchell Farm Equine Re­tire­ment, 300 East Had­dam Road, Salem. Horse items and house­hold goods, fur­ni­ture, cloth­ing, toys, books, an­tiques and col­lectibles. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun­day. (860) 961-7905.

In­cludes plants from the Mys­tic Gar­den Club, fudge, baked goods, a food booth, white ele­phant sale for kids and adults, and books. A silent auc­tion closes at 2 p.m. Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude face paint­ing and other spe­cial events. 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., rain or shine. Hosted by The Friends of the Mys­tic & Noank Li­brary. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the li­brary through­out the year. 40 Li­brary St., Mys­tic. www.mys­tic­noank li­brary.org; (860) 536-7721.

1&2. MYS­TIC SEA­PORT CIVIL WAR NAVAL EN­CAMP­MENT.

1-2. VIC­TO­RIAN DAYS.

1-2. AN­TIQUE CAR & CAR­RIAGE RALLY.

www.mys­tic­sea­port.or Cost: Adults, $24; se­niors $22; 6-17, $15; un­der 6, free. The re-en­ac­tors will spend two days camped out on the Mu­seum’s vil­lage green to re­mem­ber Con­necti­cut’s role in the con­flict. Watch as uni­formed sailors, soldiers, and ar­tillery­men per­form demon­stra­tions, march in for­ma­tion, fire mus­kets and can­nons, and par­tic­i­pate in an am­phibi­ous op­er­a­tion on the Mys­tic River. Leashed dogs are al­lowed on the sea­port’s grounds, but they may not en­ter the ex­hibit build­ings or ves­sels; ser­vice dogs be­ing the only ex­cep­tion. Own­ers are ex­pected to at­tend to their an­i­mals at all times.

TOURS OF 10-15 Vic­to­rian homes in His­toric Down­town Wil­li­man­tic (Hill Dis­trict) and South Wind­ham. A va­ri­ety of other com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties and events are in­cluded. 1 day, $15; 2 days, $25. House ticket in­cludes visit and guide to the Gar­den on the Bridge in Wil­li­man­tic. www.vic­to­ri­an­willi­man­tic.org.

When Old Stur­bridge Vil­lage first opened in 1946, vis­i­tors toured the mu­seum in their cars. To com­mem­o­rate those early

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