Aug 12 Friday
The Law Offices of Mark Sherman would like to recognize an outstanding member of the community who has actively taken positive strides toward a better future for themselves. If someone comes to mind when you consider people who have turned their negative situations around for the better, be sure to visit their event page today and submit a nomination by the November 30, 2022 deadline!
Make a difference for Veterans one step at a time! Between Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 14 join Homes for the Brave as they challenge our nation to take up to 40,000 steps for each of the 40,000 Veterans experiencing homelessness across the United States. This event raises funds and honors our brave service men and women, and allows participants to complete the step challenge wherever they are. A fun kickoff event will be held at the University of Bridgeport’s Pedestrian Mall on August 6th.
Participants can join individually or as a group. The cost to register is just $40, which includes an event shirt. To register visit http://homesforthebrave.org/stepout2022
Each step you take is a step toward helping Veterans experiencing homelessness return to independence.
The featured North Fork artists are Keith Mantell, Garance, and Lisa Baglivi. The works of Keith Mantell hold all that is true to the art of Plein Air painting and Abstract Expressionism by capturing a moment in time. Garance’s vivid canvases tell stories and capture her belief that color is the most important thing in life. Lisa Baglivi has been an acclaimed and beloved art teacher for over thirty years.
Come meet the artists at the Opening Reception 22 July 5-7pm in the Upstairs Gallery and learn how “The Creative Mind” is not a monolithic idea.
Join the Landcraft Garden Foundation for "Fridays in the Garden," starting on May 6th, 10 am to 4 pm, and continuing every Friday until October 28th. Located in the heart of the North Fork wine region of Long Island, visitors can immerse themselves in a unique garden and living laboratory, exhibiting extensive plant collections, celebrating the diversity of horticulture and design, and providing a place to explore human connection with the natural world. Landcraft Garden Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Memberships can be purchased at landcraftgardenfoundation.org.
Bring a chair or blanket and join us on the library's side lawn for free outdoor music. Events will be canceled in the event of rain.
July 8 - Original Waterford Community Band with Brass Ensemble and Quartet
July 15 - Dogbite Band - Dogbite has been on the New London area music scene for over 10 years, playing clubs, coffee houses, restaurants, cafés and even weddings in and out of the area. A blend of acoustic and electric, obscure and not-so-obscure covers and originals, Dogbite has developed a loyal fan base in the area.
July 22 - Act III - ACT III is a local band playing an eclectic mix of jazz and R & B. Carol Pollack, vocalist/guitar player and Al Dimmock, lead guitarist, formed the band in 2014 and have played a variety of venues around the region. You can expect to hear classics from Irving Berlin and Fats Waller, and more contemporary artists like Tom Waits, Norah Jones and Madeliene Peyroux.
July 29 - The Original Waterford Community Band!
August 5 - The Rivergods - Waterford's own fun, original, working band based that has played its own heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockish music (and occasionally, some choice covers!) since 1997.
August 12 - The Howling Hound Dogs - An upbeat washboard band that gets audiences howling with fun and laughter. They play toe-tappin' swing standards and upbeat blues and jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s as well as new tunes and funny originals in foot-stompin' washboard band style. The shows include ukulele, guitar, kazoo, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, washboard, jug and spoons. Note - this performance will be on the adjoining Jordan Green
Seymour Library welcomes back the bluegrass musical quartet of Audrey Mae. Audrey Mae features the duet harmonies of Peter Winnie and Joe Delillo backed up by the stylings of banjo player Joe Lemeris and fiddler-mandolinist Sam McDougle. Audrey Mae, named for Delillo's mother--an Alabama belle, delivers a brand of bluegrass that is at times high octane and other times just plain lonesome. Despite being a generation apart, Winne and Delillo evoke brother harmony groups such as The Stanley Brothers or The Everly Brothers. The band will play a wide variety of works spanning The Beatles, Dylan, popular songs, and bluegrass.If you have any questions about the program please call the Library at 203-888-3903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.This is a special event after hours. Circulation and public computers will be closed. The Library doors will open at 6:00 pm.
Jazz Fridays are back! Free performances will be held every Friday from August 5 through August 26 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the rear patio of the Museum, located at 370 Beach Road. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic to enjoy during the event.
In the case of inclement weather, we will make every effort to reschedule the performance.
Semi-immersive pop-up film series Boondocks Film Society brings Peter Bogdanovich's sumptuously shot 1973 Depression Era road film to beautiful and bucolic South Farms. A pre-screening happy hour will feature live ‘30s jazz, film-inspired food, movie-themed craft cocktails as well as costumes, décor and more! Tickets at boondocksfilmsociety.org while supplies last.
With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions (sung in Spanish, Portuguese, and English) LADAMA combines disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story.
Please bring your own seating for this concert, as it takes place on our grassy Friends Field. You can even bring or purchase a picnic dinner!
Clarinetist Romie deGuise-Langlois, horn player William Purvis, violinist Eugene Drucker, violist Lawrence Dutton, cellist Ole Akahoshi will be joined by Norfolk Fellows in a concert of works by Strauss, Ligeti and Beethoven.