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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Upcoming events

From the Mystic Aquarium.
Join us on Wednesday, July 29th from 10am-2pm for Ocean Science and Technology Day at Mystic Aquarium! Come meet scientists and researchers from the Aquarium and the University of Connecticut. Learn about the real world research they do and the cutting edge technology they work with. Visit exciting exhibits, and see demonstrations of innovative ocean technologies. You can even get hands on and test drive an Remotely Operated Vehicle or ROV!

This event is sponsored by the COSEE-TEK (Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence- Technology and Engineering for Knowledge) program, whose mission is to innovate and adapt approaches to improve the quality, availability, and impact of ocean science education by linking science, technology, and engineering to catalyze learning and communication of STEM topics for teachers, students, scientists, and the public.

Cost: Free with admission, no registration required.

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355-1997
Website: or e-mail: Phone: 860.572.5955

“Quonnie The Musical, August 7-8 at the Quonnie Grange
A celebration of Quonochontaug culture and Rhode Island customs, “Quonnie The Musical” returns to the Grange for the fifth annual production in August. Full of catchy songs, hilarious jokes, and tributes to favorite summer traditions, “Quonnie The Musical” is performed by an all-ages cast.

Not sure if this production will feature such Quonnie artifacts as its fake fire district, its Aqua-NIMBYs who oppose shell-fishing and aquaculture, attempts to block off public access to the beach and its role as the power center for the Charlestown Citizens Alliance. - editor

As always, some proceeds from the musical benefit the Quonochontaug Historical Society. This year’s musical will be presented August 7 and 8 at 7pm at the Quonnie Grange, 5664 Post Road in Charlestown.

For more information, go to or contact Eden Casteel, or or or401-932-5589.

Tickets on sale for Rhythm and Roots

This will be their 18th concert and, if the Charlestown Citizens Alliance and the Arnolda Improvement Association have their way, their last.

The 18th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 4 and noon to midnight Sept. 5-6 at Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Road.

The festival features four stages, Cajun and Creole cuisine, two wooden dance floors, dance instruction, workshops, Kids’ Mardi Gras Parade, Cajun Kids Academy with instrument instruction and showcases. The lineup includes Lake Street Dive, Dustbowl Revival, The Mavericks, Keb ‘Mo and more.

Gates open one hour prior to start time each day. The festival has camping available, and the park contains a swimming area, nature trails and a recreational area for kids.

Tickets, $40-$225, are available by calling 888-855-6940 or online at