November 2, 2016
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20 Things To Do in November 2016


We’ve compiled a list of don’t-miss events to keep you entertained this month:


Guilford Arts Center’s Annual Holiday Sale, November 3 through January 8th
Artistry is Guilford Arts Center’s Annual sale of fine art and crafts, featuring the works of over 200 American artisans. Peruse a wide-range of giftable goodies such as ceramics, candles, glass, fine art, metal, jewelry, fiber, wood, ornaments, cards, condiments, soap, leather, toys, and more. Proceeds benefit the Guilford Art Center’s school and gallery programs. For more information, click here.


Mystic Restaurant Week, November 7th – 13th

Mystic Restaurant Week is back for 2016. Participating restaurants in the Mystic, Groton and Stonington area will be offering special multi-course lunch and dinner menus. For more information, click here.


Girls’ Night Out with the-e-list, Madison, November 10th,  5 – 8pm: 

Join the-e-list team for 1/2 price wine at Cafe Allegre, then head out and shop the boutiques of Madison at 20% off. More info and participating shops here. 


Ski and Board Swap at Powder Ridge, November 5th and 6th

Don’t let that old gear just sit in your closet; sell it! Then get ready for some of the best deals of the season from local shops; plus check out some of this year’s new equipment. Meet instructors and learn all about the exciting programs available this season. Find out more. 


The Harvest Table at Jonathan Edwards Winery, November 11th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where Wine Soiree meets Curated Farmers Market. Sip, Swirl, Savor… An evening to celebrate local inspired selections to make your holidays complete. Special evening only discounts. More info here.


Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal, St. Joseph’s Parish Center, Chester, November 12th

Ten professionals volunteer their time and expertise to the Chester Historical Society to help the public learn more about their antiques, attic “treasures,” silver, artwork, glassware, books, stamps, coins, as well as fine jewelry and vintage costume jewelry. Verbal appraisals are provided for a fee that goes directly to the Chester Historical Society to support the Chester Museum at The Mill and its programs. For more information, click here.


Shoreline Arts Trail, Open Studios Weekend, November 12 & 13th, 10am – 4pm

Discover one-of-a kind, handmade art when you visit the studios of 39 artists in Branford, Madison and Guilford. It’s a wonderful way to spend an artful weekend, meet the creators and explore their work spaces. Open Studios Weekend is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.


Moroccan Mezzo Dinner at White Gate Farm, Sunday, November 13th

Chef Tami Grooney will demonstrate the preparation of a Moroccan menu. Students will observe, annotate printed recipes and enjoy their BYOB wine. Dinner will follow at the long table in the farm house. More info here. 


High Hopes Holiday Market, November 13th, 11 – 4pm

High Hopes’ indoor arena will be transformed into a marketplace with over 60 booths featuring unique merchandise. Plus Connecticut’s hottest food truck vendors, a great raffle, door prizes, hay rides and lots of games and activities for the children. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens. For more information, click here.


A Colorful Dream: Adrien Broom at the Lyman Allyn, Opening Reception Friday, November 18th, 5 – 7pm

We can’t wait to see this show by photographer Adrien Broom: featuring large scale photographs detailing a young girl’s journey as she rediscovers all the colors of the rainbow.  Over three years in her studio, Broom constructed individual sets composed of everything that embodies a particular color.  She then photographed a young girl finding and traveling through each world, rediscovering the simple joys of color.  More info here. 


All Paintings Great and Small, Opening Reception at the Cooley Gallery, Opening Reception, 11/17, 5 – 8pm. 

The Cooley Gallery’s annual holiday exhibition All Paintings Great and Small featuring historic and contemporary works of art 12 inches in size or smaller. For more information, click here.


Holiday Preview Party at Mystic Museum of Art, November 18th, 6pm

View original works by local and regional artists at the Holiday Gift Show. Tread off the beaten path for your holiday gift needs and be inspired by an unforgettable selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, accessories and more. Enjoy festive food by Go Fish, cocktails, music and good cheer. Learn more.


Winter Harvest Market at Cold Spring Farm, Sundays 10 – 1pm. 

Meet and eat at The Breakfast Barn, listen to great music, cozy up by the wood stove,  tour the farm, and never run low on fresh food and artisan products!  More info. 


Parents Night Out/Mystic Seaport, November 18th, 6 – 8:30pm

Ready to have a fun night away from the children? Leave the kids at The Seaport and enjoy a night out in Mystic. The Education Department has planned an evening in the Planetarium…younger kids will create their own unique planet or sundial, as older children participate in an interactive “Scaling the Solar System Show” and designing and testing out a spacecraft. All children will have the opportunity to see a Planetarium show. For children up to age 14. Must be a Mystic Seaport Member. More info here. 


Madison Turkey Trot, November 24th, 10am.

Bring your family and walk or run before your Thanksgiving festivities. All proceeds from the Lenny & Joe’s Madison Turkey Trot are donated to non-profit organizations along the Shoreline. Starting on the Madison Green this year, the Run starts at 10 am and Walk starts at 10:05 am  For more information and to register, click here.


Wesleyan Potters 61st Annual Show and Sale, 11/25 through 12/11. 

Open every day, 10 – 6 and Thursday and Friday until 9pm. Fridays are Cafe Night and include refreshments. Learn more. 


At the Flo Gris: Lecture and Book Signing, Africa in the Market by Christopher Steiner, Professor of Art History & Anthropology, Connecticut College, November 6th, 2pm

Join African art expert and author Steiner as he explores the historical dynamics and exchanges that have informed the way people in Africa have created, preserved, collected, and sold their artworks to local and foreign patrons. This new publication, based on the collections at the Royal Ontario Museum, highlights the significant role that African makers and dealers have played in shaping Western understanding of African art. More info…

Feast, A Native Thanksgiving at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, November 19th, 3pm

Graze your way through a culinary and cultural feast, a buffet of traditional Native fare with a modern twist  featuring items that are made in house and will include breads, soups, salads, sides, entrees and desserts:  Locally caught whole fish with quahog stuffing, Venison with beach plum reduction, Indian pumpkin stuffed with braised venison, wild rice and foraged wild mushrooms, maple-brined turkey and much more. See the menu here. 

Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland Opens November 25th, 10:30-7pm
Take a ride into the past at The Shore Line Trolley Museum and have your children visit with Santa. Inspect the antique trolleys decorated for the holidays. Enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate. Bring the whole family and the camera. All children receive a small gift from Santa. Weekends starting November 25th. For more information, click here.

Chester Holiday Market, Sundays starting November 27th, 11 – 2pm.

Discover the shops, restaurants, galleries and businesses of Downtown Chester and find the perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones at Chester’s Holiday Market every Sunday thru December 18th.  More info. 

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