/ SUMMER 2013
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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,