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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
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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The Place for Authentic Vietnamese Pho Is Pho Hong Thom in Bridgeport

The Place for Authentic Vietnamese Pho Is Pho Hong Thom in Bridgeport

The place “around town” for truly authentic Vietnamese Pho is Pho Hong Thom on Wood Ave. in Bridgeport.

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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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FREE Zumba®

Jul 7, 2015 - Dec 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Come join a FREE Zumba Fitness class every Tuesday! Share away and become part of a community fitness organization dedicated to your well-being.

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Cooking Classes @ Sur la Table

Jul 7, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors. §  Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking §  Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish §  Interact with...

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Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015

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

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change. Opening reception on Friday July 3  from 7-11pm. Please check Hygienic’s website at www.hygienic.ning.com for the most up to date information on events....

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EXHIBITION: New Media: Catherine Ross: Laugh Track

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

New Media artist Catherine Ross frames instances on video that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. In Laugh Track (2013), she recontectualizes film clips of both men and women laughing. The result is a mini overture in which laughter...

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Exhibition: "The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage"

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015

The New Britain Museum of American Art is excited to announce its first ever exhibition to examine contemporary jewelry as an art form. The exhibition, The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage, will showcase approximately 250 pieces of fine jewelry, spanning the 50 years of Elizabeth Gage’s superb craftsmanship and bold design. Truly an artist who uses jewels and metal instead of...

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UConn Summer Horseback Riding Lessons

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

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

The University of Connecticut, Storrs branch, is offering Summer Horseback Riding Lessons (Polo, Western, Trail, Hunt Seat, and Dressage).  Lessons are open to the general public - children who are the age 11 or older (in some cases 13 years and older) and adults.  Beginner to Advanced levels will be offered.  There are still a few 3 week sessions available; $210.00 to $315.00...

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: Are yellow tangs the bees of the sea?

Jul 7, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generation of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking dependable, friendly volunteer ushers for its upcoming 2014-15 Season. Responsibilities include taking tickets, greeting patrons and escorting them to their seats, selling concessions, and cleaning before and after the show. There is a dress code. Ushers are usually needed once per month or per performance, or as often as they desire. To...

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Soul of the Landscape: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography by Peter Wnek

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 28, 2015

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state....

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Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking families to host actors from New York during its 2014-15 Season. Length of time varies: a stay is 6 weeks on average, but can range from several days to 10 weeks. Actors require a private bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. Hosts may volunteer yearly or as often as they desire. To learn more about this enriching experience,...

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