Memoir Writing Workshop with Author West Moss
Aug
26
3:30pm 3:30pm

Memoir Writing Workshop with Author West Moss

Author N. West Moss will lead a 1-hour memoir writing workshop. Her creative nonfiction has won a gold medal from the Faulkner-Wisdom awards, and has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Brevity and elsewhere. In this workshop she will teach how the tenets of good fiction writing (such as conflict and character development) are also essential to memoir writing.  Please bring your own favorite writing implements or a laptop computer!  Space is limited to 20 participants.  To register, click here.

Cost
$15

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Author Talk with N. West Moss
Aug
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Author Talk with N. West Moss

Award-winning author, N. West Moss will be reading from her new short story collection, The Subway Stops at Bryant Park. All of the short stories in this collection are connected to Bryant Park, a tiny oasis in Midtown Manhattan that lies just behind the New York Public Library and its famous lions, Patience and Fortitude. Moss' work has appeared in The New York Times, The Saturday Evening Post, Salon, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. After the reading, the author will be interviewed and will take questions from the audience. Open to the public

Cost
Suggested donation $5

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Author Mick Dawson: Battling the Oceans in a Rowboat
Aug
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Author Mick Dawson: Battling the Oceans in a Rowboat

Mick Dawson is in the U.S. to promote the launch of his new book, Battling the Oceans in a Rowboat. This story tells of how the former British Royal Marine Commando rowed across the Atlantic Ocean (twice) then went on to make two unsuccessful solo attempts on the North Pacific. Together with his friend and rowing partner Chris Martin, he became the first person to skipper a rowing boat across the North Pacific Ocean, almost 7000 miles from Japan to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. He will be talking about the stories and adventures that led up to and were part of that incredible "World First."  Open to the public. Books will be available for purchase after the event.

Cost
Suggested donation $5

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Exhibit Opening: Stonington Portraits, A Seafaring Saga
Sep
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Stonington Portraits, A Seafaring Saga

Stonington Portraits: A Seafaring Saga is a collection of portraits by artist Sabina Streeter, inspired by the lives and personae of the great maritime era. A continuation of her previous show Captains, Mates, and Widows, the collection features a poetic interpretation of Stonington’s iconic seafaring characters. 

Originally from Munich, Germany, Sabina Streeter holds family ties to Stonington and is currently based in Sag Harbor, NY. Her studio at 25 Madison Street is the original residence of the great Whaling Captain, David P. Vail (1828), master of the whaling ship The Sabina.

Exhibit opening reception Friday, September 15 from 5-7pm.  Exhibit will run through the end of October.

Main web scroll: 

Mary Brewster (1822 - 1878) charcoal/pastel, 27 x 20 inches

Cost
Suggested donaton $5

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Rum Runners: Talk & Rum Tasting with Real McCoy Rum Founder Bailey Pryor
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rum Runners: Talk & Rum Tasting with Real McCoy Rum Founder Bailey Pryor

Bailey Pryor is a six-time Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and founder of The Real McCoy Rum. Bailey will conduct a rum tasting and discuss the history of the Rum Runners of the Prohibition era (many of whom operated in waters near Stonington). This experience will leave you better informed about rum and maritime history, as well as provide the incredibly rare opportunity to sample one-of-kind Limited Edition rums from Barbados. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.  

Cost
Suggested donation $5

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Interview, Discussion, & Book Signing with Chef Jacques Pepin
Sep
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Interview, Discussion, & Book Signing with Chef Jacques Pepin

We are pleased to present an interview and discussion with world renowned chef and Connecticut resident Jacques Pepin. There will be Q&A and book signing after the event.  A copy of the book is included in the ticket price.  Do not miss this rare opportunity! Seating is limited; please click here for advance ticket purchase. Cash/check accepted at the door.

Open to the public.

 

Cost
$50

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Stonington Harbor Yacht Club Open House
Aug
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club Open House

Friday, August 18th from 5:30-7:00pm, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club invites all individuals with an interest in spending time on the water and socializing with great people in our community to join us for an Open House and learn more about membership within the club. We had a spectacular summer at SHYC and, as a year-round club, we are looking forward to continuing the fun throughout the Fall and Winter. The weather maybe cooling down, but our Frostbite Racing series continues through November and our land based activities are heating up- our popular game, opera, movie and artist nights are already in full swing. Our Dining Room remains open with weekly specials and Sunday Brunch. An Off-Season Social Membership category is available for those who want to use the club from October 1st-April 30th. Join us to see our beautiful club and learn about all the benefits of Full Season and Off Season Social memberships while listening to live music from 5:30-8:30. For more information or to register contact Katie Canning, Membership Manager at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, 860-535-0112 ext. 7 or email kcanning@shyc.us.

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is open year-round and offers a variety of activities both on and off the water including educational programs, arts and entertainment nights, family fun and fine dining. We are proud to welcome new members and showcase all the club’s many offerings. For more information visit us online at www.shyc.us

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Military Matters: Supporting Defense Industries & Those Who Serve
Aug
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Military Matters: Supporting Defense Industries & Those Who Serve

As part of our Military Matters Series, we are pleased to present a talk with Office of Military Affairs Executive Director, Bob Ross, who will give an overview of Connecticut’s partnerships, programs and investments to support the state’s defense industries, prepare for the next round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), and enhance quality of life for service members and their families. Q&A to follow.

Open to the public.

Cost
Suggested donation $5

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Stonington Free Library: John Fullerton on the Environment
Aug
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Stonington Free Library: John Fullerton on the Environment

John Fullerton’s successful investment career includes 18 years as a senior officer in JP Morgan’s Global Capital Markets Division. Since 2011, John has become a world recognized leader in ‘Impact Investing’. This uses capital productively to create a regenerative environment ensuring a better future for our planet and its people. He founded ‘The Capital Institute’ in Greenwich CT, and is a co-founder of Grasslands LLC, a holistic ranch management company. His articles and media appearances include: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Wall St Journal, NY times, Frontline, and the Free Forum.

John will describe the next evolution of sustainable capitalism and how his vision will inspire the use of the Stonington property, adjacent to Juan O’Callahan’s ‘Salt Acres’, which he and his wife Susan recently purchased.

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Friday Flicks n' Floats
Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Friday Flicks n' Floats

Thrill to the comedic antics of early film comedy stars, including Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd in an entertaining event of mirth and music for the entire family.  Jeff Barnhart returns to the La Grua Center with a treasure trove of stories and films from the early days of cinematic comedy.  Car chases, stunts, suspense and romance await you as Jeff weaves his musical magic from scene to scene.  To top it off, you'll enjoy a classic root beer float.  An unforgettable show of education, entertainment and above all, LAUGHTER!

General admission seating: $10  Click here to purchase tickets in advance.  Cash or check accepted at the door.

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The Prevailing Winds Trio with Martin Piecuch, Kirk Edwards, & Rebecca Noreen
Aug
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Prevailing Winds Trio with Martin Piecuch, Kirk Edwards, & Rebecca Noreen

The Prevailing Winds Trio is a virtuoso group with Martin Piecuch, Flute and Soprano Saxophone, who is a world renown Symphonic Conductor and professional musician who began his career as Saxophone soloist with the US Marine Band in Washington, DC.  

The remaining members, Kirk Edwards, Clarinet and Rebecca Noreen, Bassoon are retired from the distinguished US Coast Guard Band here in New London.

The group’s repertoire is includes contemporary eclectic engaging music that is very interesting and pleasing to listen to.  Maestro Piecuch will give colorful descriptions of the afternoon concert faire.

Cost
Suggested donation $10

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Music Matters Concert: Press Gang
Aug
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Music Matters Concert: Press Gang

A bold new sound has emerged in New England’s traditional music scene: The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian “Junior” Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, flute-player and vocalist Hanz Araki, and guitarist Owen Marshall into a high-octane musical partnership. The quartet blends their skill and fluency in traditional Irish music with their curiosity and aptitude for other styles. The joy that these musicians pour into playing music together is unmistakable and infectious. The result is a unique sound; at once energetic and sensitive, innovative and reverent.

Cost
Suggested donation $10

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Architect and Author Bart Voorsanger: Unfolded
Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Architect and Author Bart Voorsanger: Unfolded

The unusual format by Alastair Gordon’s Unfolded of architectural monograph AND memoir reveals real insight to the design process and its public impact. As in the monograph, Bart Voorsanger’s discussion will offer an exceptionally candid discussion of architecture and life’s impact. 

Bart Voorsanger has been exhibited in individual and group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Architecture, Helsinki; the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Columbia, New York and Rice Universities; Rhode Island School of Design; the Architectural Association of London; The Brooklyn Museum; the German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt and the Hudson River Museum. New York. He has served on many national and international juries for design awards, and became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is the former Chair of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, the Architectural Review Panel for the Port Authority or New York and New Jersey and the Architectural Foundation in New York.

Open to the public.

Cost
Suggested donation $5

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Kids Summer Art Workshop at La Grua Center
Jul
23
10:00am10:00am

Kids Summer Art Workshop at La Grua Center

Sundays, July 9th and July 23rd, from 10am to noon.

Kids Summer Art workshops at La Grua Center!  Children will be able to work with local artists and participate in their choice of various art activities, including painting, crafting, clay, and more!  All ages welcome.  

Please note, for younger children parental supervision is required; no drop offs.  

Suggested donation $5.

- See more at: https://lagruacenter.org/event/detail/2017/7/9/10/00/am/369-kids_art_2017#sthash.VUyzgY3l.dpuf

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Gary Jobson All-American Collegiate Sailor Special Presentation at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Jul
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gary Jobson All-American Collegiate Sailor Special Presentation at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is excited to welcome Gary Jobson, an All-American Collegiate Sailor, Winner of the America’s Cup in 1977 as a tactician for Ted Turner, Broadcaster/ Producer for ESPN, lecturer, writer and one of the pre-eminent ambassadors for sailing in the U.S. to host “Celebrating Sailing.” The program consists of six videos totaling 45 minutes which are all narrated live and will cover several of Jobson’s many accomplishments sailing and address topics including; What happens next with the America’s Cup? The Magic & Mystery of Sable Island- Graveyard of the Atlantic (site of 350 shipwrecks); review of the 1979 Fastnet- the roughest ocean race on record; review of the Rio Olympics Games; several sailing stories of inspiration, and what Jobson believes will happen in the future of sailing. This event is open to both members of the club and the public, be sure to register online today at www.shyc.us or by emailing twalsh@shyc.us  This event is open to both members of the club and the public, and costs $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is located at 32 Water Street, Stonington. 

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Jean Baur - Thoughtful Thursday
Jul
20
5:15pm 5:15pm

Jean Baur - Thoughtful Thursday

The internet is a great tool, but for many job seekers, answering online ads becomes the only way they're looking for work, and the results are often frustrating. In this interactive talk, learn common mistakes as well as successful job search strategies, and discover why you should include the unpublished job market in your search campaign.

 

 Jean will help you explore the tools you need to be effective, and why a diverse search is often a more productive one. She'll share tips that allow you to get ahead of your competition. And they'll be a drawing for a prize. Please join us.

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Prospective New Member Open House at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club
Jul
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Prospective New Member Open House at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club

Friday, July 14th from 5:30-7:00pm, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club invites all individuals with an interest in spending time on the water and socializing with great people in our community to join us for an Open House and find out all membership within Stonington Harbor Yacht Club includes. We are proud to offer numerous boating and social events and activities that crowd the club's year-round calendar offer many opportunities to engage in friendly competition on the water, cruise in company to destinations up and down the coast, attend lavish gala events and smaller informal gatherings, and simply relax among friends around the bar or in the club dining room.  No other club in southeast Connecticut offers so many member functions, for a full 12 months, all offered with fun in mind. For more information or to register contact Katie Canning at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, 860-535-0112 ext. 7

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is open year-round and offers a variety of activities both on and off the water including educational programs, arts and entertainment nights, family fun and fine dining. We are proud to welcome new members and showcase all the club’s many offerings. For more information about membership, contact Katie Canning at kcanning@shyc.us.

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PHRF “Vespers” Racing Series on Fishers Island Sound
Jul
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

PHRF “Vespers” Racing Series on Fishers Island Sound

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club continues their summer tradition of PHRF “Vespers” Racing Series on Fishers Island Sound. These races begin on June 30th, 2017 and continue every Friday evening through September 1st. All racers meet at 5:00pm at the Stonington Harbor Entrance, handicapped yachts are welcome to participate and there is a separate start for Ideal 18s. Participants are welcome to return to the SHYC club house after the race for drinks and dinner. The series participation fee is $35. Register online at shyc.us or call 860-535-0112 for additional details. Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) is a handicapping system used for yacht racing in North America. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against each other. The aim is to cancel out the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each class of boats, so that results reflect crew skill rather than equipment superiority. PHRF is used mainly for larger sailboats (i.e., 7 meters and above).

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is open year-round and offers a variety of activities both on and off the water including educational programs, arts and entertainment nights, family fun and fine dining. We are proud to welcome new members and showcase all the club’s many offerings. For more information about membership, contact Katie Canning at kcanning@shyc.us.

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Exhibit Opening: Beyond The Range Of Sight
Jul
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

Exhibit Opening: Beyond The Range Of Sight

The Art of Allison Gildersleeve & Sue McNally

Opening reception Friday, July 14th, from 5-7pm.  Exhibit will run through the end of August. Further details TBA.

Main web scroll image: Sue McNally, Prime Hook, DE / 2014 / Oil on canvas / 64 inches high by 66 inches wide.

Slide: Allison Gildersleeve Mayhem / 2017 / oil on canvas /  58 inches high by 88 inches wide, diptych.

Cost
Suggested donation $5

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Storytelling and Policy-Making: A Lifelong Journey in Protecting Sharks and Our Seas
Jul
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Storytelling and Policy-Making: A Lifelong Journey in Protecting Sharks and Our Seas

Wendy Benchley is a renowned global voice for protecting sharks and safeguarding our seas. She will share her unique insights, perspective, and family archives from the past 40 years of traveling and diving— from the Jaws phenomenon, to the important changes and threats she has personally witnessed, to the smarter and stronger environmental and marine policies she has fought to enact with government officials, NGOs, and other civic leaders.  Q&A to follow.

Open to the public.

Tickets: $10.  Click here to purchase.

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Kids Summer Art Workshop at La Grua Center!
Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

Kids Summer Art Workshop at La Grua Center!

Sundays, July 9th and July 23rd, from 10am to noon.

Kids Summer Art workshops at La Grua Center!  Children will be able to work with local artists and participate in their choice of various art activities, including painting, crafting, clay, and more!  All ages welcome.  

Please note, for younger children parental supervision is required; no drop offs.  

Suggested donation $5.

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Music Matters Classical Guitar Concert: Duo Orfeo
Jul
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Music Matters Classical Guitar Concert: Duo Orfeo

Music Matters presents 

DUO ORFEO

Joseph Ricker & Jamie Balmer

classical guitars

...and the way that they played

Guitar Music of Argentina and Brazil

Haunting dances, two suites,

tone poems & canciones by

Ginastera, Anido, Fleury,

Cardoso, Pernambuco, Semenzato,

Baden Powell de Aquino

& Gnattalli

Two Spanish guitars! Subtle, seductive warmth to evoke the sultry music of Brazil and Argentina. Duo Orfeo's third duo recital for us will fill the La Grua Center's spacious acoustics with incomparable charm and beauty. This music is sensuous, rich, possessed of bejeweled color and winding sinew. It is irresistible, perhaps addictive.

Won't you join us for this rare musical treat?

Cost
Suggested donation $10.

Links:
Duo Orfeo

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PHRF “Vespers” Racing Series on Fisher’s Island Sound
Jul
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

PHRF “Vespers” Racing Series on Fisher’s Island Sound

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club continues their summer tradition of PHRF “Vespers” Racing Series on Fishers Island Sound. These races begin on June 30th, 2017 and continue every Friday evening through September 1st. All racers meet at 5:00pm at the Stonington Harbor Entrance, handicapped yachts are welcome to participate and there is a separate start for Ideal 18s. Participants are welcome to return to the SHYC club house after the race for drinks and dinner. The series participation fee is $35. Register online at shyc.us or call 860-535-0112 for additional details. Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) is a handicapping system used for yacht racing in North America. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against each other. The aim is to cancel out the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each class of boats, so that results reflect crew skill rather than equipment superiority. PHRF is used mainly for larger sailboats (i.e., 7 meters and above).

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is open year-round and offers a variety of activities both on and off the water including educational programs, arts and entertainment nights, family fun and fine dining. We are proud to welcome new members and showcase all the club’s many offerings. For more information about membership, contact Katie Canning at kcanning@shyc.us.

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