/ SUMMER 2013
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