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Pinup Calendar Raises Money and Awareness to Fight Domestic Abuse

Pinup Calendar Raises Money and Awareness to Fight Domestic Abuse

Connecticut Calendar Girlz annual pinup calendar raises money for the Interval House, a Hartford-based anti-domestic violence resource.

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The CT Files: 'America's Lost Byron,' Fitz-Greene Halleck

The CT Files: 'America's Lost Byron,' Fitz-Greene Halleck

The forgotten career of a local literary “giant.”

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Barcade Brooklyn-based Beer Bar & Vintage Arcade To Open New Haven Location Pending City Approval

Barcade Brooklyn-based Beer Bar & Vintage Arcade To Open New Haven Location Pending City Approval

Part beer bar, part arcade, this unique hipster haven is looking to open by fall.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Vinny's Deli in Wallingford Makes the Claim for Best Roast Beef in Connecticut

Vinny's Deli in Wallingford Makes the Claim for Best Roast Beef in Connecticut

We love a great roast beef sandwich; we also love the U.S. of A. And when you can cover two loves with one bite, it’s hard to pass up. Enter the roast beef sandwich at Vinny’s Deli in Wallingford, a.k.a. “The King of Roast Beef.” For a claim that bold, you would hope...

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Six Don’t-Miss July Craft Beer Events

Six Don’t-Miss July Craft Beer Events

This month will see a host of beer events, both big and small, that are worthy of attention.

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Discover an Amazing Pinot Noir from Tuscany in July Connecticut Events

Discover an Amazing Pinot Noir from Tuscany in July Connecticut Events

In July, Cellar Fine Wines has arranged the perfect introduction to the Pinot Nero and other wines from the Baracchi Estate in Italy.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Boom Box Parade, Heart and Celebrate America

Weekend Best Bets: Boom Box Parade, Heart and Celebrate America

It's a long holiday weekend and there's plenty to do around the state.

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Adventure Rooms in Middletown Bring Escape Room Craze to Connecticut

Adventure Rooms in Middletown Bring Escape Room Craze to Connecticut

The hot new gaming trend is like a video game experience come to life.

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Christina Perri’s Girls Night Out with Colbie Caillat & Rachel Platten at Mohegan

Christina Perri’s Girls Night Out with Colbie Caillat & Rachel Platten at Mohegan

Singer/songwriter Christina Perri brings her Girls Night Out Tour to Mohegan Sun with fellow female powerhouses Colbie Caillat and Rachel Platten on July 10.

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Style & Design

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

A renovation in Redding receives an honorable mention in the AIA's Alice Washburn Awards.

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Fully Restored 1850s Dairy Barn Awarded Alice Washburn Honorable Mention

Fully Restored 1850s Dairy Barn Awarded Alice Washburn Honorable Mention

An original 1850s dairy barn was fully restored and transformed into a pool house, garnering recognition from the Alice Washburn jurors.

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Health & Science

Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

One Southbury family is working to strikeout epilepsy with their annual charity walk, Sarah & Southbury Strikeout Seizures (S4) Epilepsy Walk.

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June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

The Alzheimer’s Association dreams of a world without this debilitating, progressive disease that affects over five million Americans. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Unfortunately, we’re years away from that reality. Today, there is no cure or...

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Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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History

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

The Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace houses Sloane’s extensive collection of historic farming tools and a wide selection of his artwork.

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Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain Richard “Kip” Files says he still gets goose bumps when he talks about last summer’s historic voyage.

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Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Considering the Slater Memorial Museum stands prominently at the center of the stately grounds of Norwich Free Academy, it’s remarkable that more people don’t know about this nearly 130-year-old gem of a museum, open to the public year-round. At the heart of the museum (the building...

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Touring New ENgland

Jul 7, 2015 - Oct 15, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Historic New England’s new exhibit Touring New England, 1820 – 1970 is on display at Roseland Cottage from June 5 to October 15, 2015. Touring New England explores why the region’s natural and built environments have been tourist destinations for centuries. The exhibition explores why and how tourists traveled, where they stayed, what they purchased, and how they recorded...

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New Exhibit: Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

2015 marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in the United States. To commemorate this landmark event that extended the right to vote to women, the Litchfield Historical Society will be presenting a new temporary exhibition examining the topic. Opening April 18th at the Litchfield History Museum, Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights will explore the...

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Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Annual Exhibition

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

June 19 through August 1st. The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) presents its 104th annual juried exhibition of works in all media, including painting, photography, sculpture and graphic arts. CAFA is a non-profit arts organization established in 1910 by a group of renowned Connecticut artists. CAFA’s mission is to encourage excellence in the arts and...

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American Waters: A Maritime Exhibition

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Visitors of all ages will enjoy this summer exhibition of work by the country’s premier maritime artists, on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful sky-lit galleries. A juried exhibition of marine art by the Association’s member artists will be on view simultaneously.  Concurrent with the American Waters exhibition, the Lyme Art Association will present a large...

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The Art of Stitch: An Exhibit of Contemporary Fiber Art by Norma Schlager

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Join us in welcoming Norma Schlager, an award winning art quilter, whose work has been shown in numerous shows and exhibits, both nationally and internationally.  Her work has also been published in many books and magazines.  Norma's work consists of her original and unique compositions, and she hand-dyes most of her fabrics to display her love of color.  Her enjoyment of...

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Fairfield Meditation Group

Jul 7, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

This is a meditation group for the beginner or advanced meditator, who wants to take a break during their lunch hour and recharge and relax. Instruction will be given on mindfulness meditation, followed by silent meditation and time for questions at the end of the session. The meditation technique we'll be practicing is called "shamata" which translates as "peaceful...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 25, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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SUMMER SESSION: Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5) 
Saturdays 11-11:45 a.m. (Sept.–June)
 Tuesdays, 1-1:45 p.m. (July & Aug.) 
Drop-in students are welcome No charge for chaperones, who must remain with the class   This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other...

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Animal Meet and Greet

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays July 7 - August 22, 3 pm Stop by our new exhibit, Heckscher WILD!, meet one of the animals, and discover how they adapt to their habitat. Animals will vary depending on the day and programs will be approximately 15 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or...

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The Wiz Auditions

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

Auditions will take place for The Wiz at the Performing Arts Academy of CT, 131 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT on Thursday, April 30th and May 1st from 4PM to 7PM, and on Saturday, May 2nd from 9AM to 1PM. Auditions will also be held on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th from 4PM to 7PM, and on Saturday May 9th from 9AM to 1PM. The team has opened other dates for auditions...

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