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May 28, 2014   things to do     2014 List of  Fun Activities, Things to Do and See Along the Waterfront, on the Sound and Nearby.  Please see the end of the list for lessons, seminars and courses.         June 2nd 2014     Monday evening   Starting 5.30 pm United States Power Squadrons   FLARE/UP! West Beach, Stamford   (off Shippan Ave, south of soccer fields) For details or information on how to donate flares:  Contact George Hallenbeck 203-348-7121   . June 12-15    Mystic Seaport - Sea Music Festival Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear international performers and the Museum’s chantey staff perform music from the golden Age of Sail through the best of contemporary compositions. http://www.mysticseaport.org/event/sea-music-festival-2/   . June 21-22 New London, Conn. In-Water Boat Show. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. on June 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 22. Admission is free. The New London In Water Boat Show will take place June 21-22 at New London Waterfront Park along City Pier and the floating docks. The event will host exhibitors from around the state with an assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 60 feet. There also will be displays of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters. .   June 22    Clam-A-Palooza at IYC   June 22’nd 1:00 Benefit for Make-a-wish foundation.   Enter a clam dish or be a taster ! IYC 138 Water Street Norwalk http://ct.wish.org/news-and-events/calendar-of-events/fy2014/clamapalooza   . WED JUNE 25, 2014 (raindate: June 26) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 6:00 pm … Classic Car Show Beach Cruise presented by The Coachmen 7:00 pm … Concert: Tim Currie’s Motown Band www.facebook.com/timcurriesmotownband .   June 27 - 29 Mystic Seaport  -  The WoodenBoat Show See more than 100 traditional classics and contemporary wooden boats of every type at the 23rd Annual WoodenBoat Show — a festival hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications that celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft. http://www.mysticseaport.org/event/the-woodenboat-show/   . THURS, JULY 3, 2014, (raindate: July 5)        Fireworks & Entertainment for All Ages Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach SHOWMOBILE at CALF PASTURE BEACH: 5:30 pm … The Amazing Andy Show (family fun) SHADY BEACH: 6:00 pm … Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo 8:00 pm … Jimmy & The Parrots -- #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band performance continues after Fireworks www.jimmyandtheparrots.com . WED, JULY 9, 2014, (raindate: July 10) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 7:00 pm The Cast of Beatlemania – celebrating 50th anniversary of The Beatles with nationally-known tribute band www.mobtops.com . WED, JULY 16, 2014, (raindate: July 17) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 7:00 pm … Norwalk’s own Billy Genuario and Destiny www.billygenuario.com . WED, JULY 23, 2014, (raindate: July 24) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 6:00 pm … Classic Car Show Beach Cruise presented by The Coachmen 7:00 pm … Concert: The Royal Kings – The Coachmen’s favorite band July 25 – 27 2014  Newport Folk Festival    Fort Adams www.newportfolkfest.com . July 26'th   3’rd Annual Dinghy Poker Run    Norwalk Cove Marina Watch for Info on www.norwalkcove.com and in the weekly Harbor Talk Newsletter . WED, JULY 30, 2014 (raindate: 31) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 6:30 pm … Kids’ Show TBA 7:30 pm … Concert: ABBA Girlz -- Mamma Mia! It’s the ultimate ABBA tribute band www.abbagirlz.com   . July 26 - 27 2014  Antique and Classic Yacht Rendezvous  Mystic Seaport http://www.mysticseaport.org/event/antique-and-classic-boat-rendezvous-2/ www.mysticseaport.org   . August 1'st - Friday     Starry Nights (The Bird People) at Norwalk Cove Marina Watch for Info on www.norwalkcove.com and in the weekly Harbor Talk Newsletter   . July 31 – Aug 3’rd 2014    Gather of the Vibes     Bridgeport http://gatheringofthevibes.com/   . August 2   Saturday   Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon http://give.stvincents.org/swim/marathon-2014/event---marathon-2014-boat-captain-form . WED, AUGUST 6, 2014, (raindate: August 7) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 7:00 pm … Concert: Cash Is King   re-live the country sounds of Johnny Cash www.facebook.com/cashiskingjohnnycashtributeshow . August 8-10   Edgartown 12 meter Regatta http://www.edgartownyc.org/Racing/12-Metre-Regatta.aspx .   WED, AUGUST 13, 2014, (raindate: August 14) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 6:00 pm … Classic Car Show Beach Cruise presented by The Coachmen 7:00 pm … Concert: Déjà vu – music of the 50s & 60s August 16-17 2014   SONO Arts Celebration www.sonoarts.com . WED, AUGUST 20, 2014, (raindate: 21) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 6:30 pm … Kids’ Show TBA 7:30 pm … Concert: Desert Highway -- #1 Eagles Tribute Band www.deserthighwayband.com . August 21-24  2014 Newport Bucket Regatta!  Exquisite Mega-yachts racing off the shores of beautiful Newport RI http://www.bucketregattas.com/newport/ . WED, AUGUST 27, 2014 (raindate: 28) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 7:00 pm … Concert: Back to the Garden – celebrating the 45th anniversary of Woodstock http://backtothegarden1969.com August 30, Sat -  Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival - 11 am - dark (Rain date August 31st) http://www.huntingtonlighthouse.org/music.php . WED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 (raindate: September 4) Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach 6:00 pm … Classic Car Show Beach Cruise presented by The Coachmen 7:00 pm … Concert: Keith Marron’s Whistleville Band http://whistleville.com . Sept 5,6 & 7’th  2014  Norwalk Oyster Fest http://seaport.org/default.aspx?pageid=861468 . Sept 11- 14 2014   Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show http://www.newportboatshow.com/ . Sept 18  - 21 2014    Norwalk Boat Show http://www.boatshownorwalk.com/ . Oct. 18’th & 19’th 2014       Oyster Bay – Oyster Festival http://theoysterfestival.org/  

Trawlerfest - Baltimore

Sept 25 - 28

http://www.passagemaker.com/events/trawler-fest-2014-baltimore/  

   

Annapolis US Sailboat Show Oct 9 - 13  

www.usboat.com/us-sailboat-show/home

 

 

Annapolis US Powerboat Show Oct 16 - 19  

www.usboat.com/us-powerboat-show/home

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++   Lessons, Seminars and Courses     Spring Boating Seminars:    Navigating the Norwalk Islands  Will be offered again in June - stay tuned or call Capt'n Rick  203-216-7800   e-mail:  rdelfosse@rexmarine.com The Norwalk Islands…. Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and Navigation. From the Ice age and the formation of Long Island Sound by the retreating glaciers, the Indians and early settlers, to the Oyster Industry, Hotels, Bordellos and Prohibition Speakeasy’s.  The Norwalk Islands have always played an integral part in the development of Norwalk and the region. Public Islands, Private Sanctuaries, Posh Retreats…. all right off the Norwalk coastline. Come discover their history, along with navigation and anchorages, tips and tricks around the 25 plus Islands. /?p=2113   ________________________________  
Coastal Cruising
 Coming again in June - stay tuned or call Capt'n Rick  203-216-7800   e-mail:  rdelfosse@rexmarine.com
This seminar will focus on the preparation, planning, and skills needed for memorable and safe cruises
        We will cover:
  • Planning & Provisioning
  • Plotting and Weather
  • A Review of Rules of the Road
  • Anchoring & Docking
  • VHF radios, DSC, AIS & Electronics
  • Cruising style – Marinas or Anchor out ?
  • Review of Charting and how to plot your trip
  • Traditional Plotting and GPS Navigation
  • Find a Marina for Transient Dockage
  • Safe Anchoring in Unfamiliar Areas
  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness
/?p=2113 ____________________________________ Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center 2014 Schedule http://www.landfallnavigation.com/2014mtc.html   ================================================ Want to add an event to this list ?     Please send your submission to: Rick Delfosse    rdelfosse@rexmarine.com   203-216-7800     .     .

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