is in the midst of a transition. Chief Executive Officer Penny Parsekian , and the organization is hiring for a new marketing and promotion coordinator as well as a volunteer and event coordinator. The latter position prepares the weekly “This Week in New London” newsletter on which this column is based, and the newsletter is going to be on temporary hiatus. However, we’ll still give a roundup of events each week based on the New London Main Street events calendar.
Music again dominates the week’s choices, particularly at the . The club is hosting a four-day Stoner Hands of Doom festival, starting at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday and running through the last performer at 12:30 p.m. on Monday morning. The event bills itself as one of the “premier annual gatherings for underground heavy/stoner/doom music in North America,” and tickets may be purchased at the door.
The other musical offerings offer a pretty wide range of choices. The Friends of Fort Trumbull bring in Rick Spencer for a ; this starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the conference center. The Coast Guard Band visits the fort at 5 p.m. on Sunday for its final summer concert in honor of Labor Day. And the second-to-last Cruise Night at welcomes visitors to check out some classic cars and listen to tunes from the 50s and 60s.
If you want to get outside and get active, the is finishing up its second year of weekend lighthouse tours. See for a full schedule of visits to New London Harbor Light, Ledge Light, or tours of the harbor. Bike New London comes to from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday for its . Get free tune-ups, free helmets (while supplies last), and learn about bicycling in the area.
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of the Field of Greens Farmers Market. Vendors continue to visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. at . And invites you to sample the latest wine and cheeses with a weekly tasting event running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.
And finally, there are a couple of things to do that don’t quite fit the above categories. At 8 p.m., continues its summer movie series with Bonnie and Clyde. And from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Groton author DonnaMarie will , Hidden Mirrors, at .