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Broadway's Annie Jr., Feb. 5-7, E.Lyme

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

East Lyme Middle School, 31 Society Road, Niantic, CT

7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5
7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6
2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7
performed by The East Lyme Middle School Drama Club; $8 general admission; tickets may be purchased at the door; (609) 923-9182.

CPR Class, Feb. 6, Lyme

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Lyme Fire Company, Hamburg Station, Rt. 156, Lyme, CT

9-11 a.m., hands-on class for Lyme residents; donations appreciated; call to register (860) 434-5667.

ECO-GREEN/ EVERGREEN HAND-MADE BOXWOOD CHRISTMAS TREES DEBUT AT STONINGTON VELVET MILL'S NEW, INDOOR WINTER WEEKEND VINTAGE MARKET DECEMBER 5 & 6;

Community

The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

THE GOLDEN MOMENTS OF CHRISTMASTIME

Karen Tierney, right, looks on with delight, as her littlest apprentice, her granddaughter Julia Rose ("Ju-Ju") Tierney, age 2, adds her own sparkle to a hand-made Holiday Boxwood Tree. Karen recently moved full-time to her and husband Michael's vacation home in Niantic, from Bolton, CT, where she owned and operated "Karen Tierney Floral Designs" for 17 years. Floral design elf, Julia Rose, is the daughter of Cassandra and Brendan Tierney, also of Niantic.

Karen will debut her full line of 2015 Boxwood Tree designs, at Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor, Winter Weekend Vintage Market, this Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 9-3. This new indoor Market is a meeting place for antiques market/flea market/tag sale vendors, all gathering inside the 1888, two-floor, former fabric factory that has transformed into a center of commerce and creativity for the community over the past ten years. On Saturdays, only, the new multi-vendor Vintage Market, is sharing space with Stonington Farmers' Market, which moves its busy base of operations inside The Velvet Mill for the cooler months, November-March. The Stonington Farmers' Market at The Velvet Mill is open every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, until Spring.

In addition to offering her Holiday Boxwood trees for sale at Stonington's Velvet Mill Vintage Market this weekend and for the next two weekends leading up to Christmas, (Dec 12/13 and Dec. 20), Karen is also taking orders for pick-up and delivery this holiday season, near her home and studio in Niantic. Contact: ktflowers@snet.net for further information on these ecologically-green, diminutive, decorated holiday trees (topiaries/centerpieces) which range in price from $28.-$100. Custom designs are available.

Karen Tierney "sculpts" her Holiday Boxwood Trees from branches of the evergreen shrub of the same name, thus avoiding the need, for a Christmas Tree to be cut. Ecologically-sensitive people, gardeners and floral design fans, make grateful recipients of these hand-designed holiday gifts. With proper watering, the Boxwood Trees will enliven holiday decor for several weeks.
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For further information on Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor Weekend Winter Vintage Market,
which opened November 14-15 and will continue on until March, 2016, contact:
860-245-5208/http://www.thevelvetmill.com. Interested vendors may contact the Flea Market's coordinator, Al Golia: 86401-596-0267/ agolia@cox.net.
PHOTO by Brendan Tierney
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Fundraising Roast Beef Dinner, Feb. 6, Niantic

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 4:45 pm

Community

Kari-Hill VFW Post 5849, 39 Columbus Ave., Niantic, CT

4:45 p.m., doors open; 5:30 p.m., dinner served family style; $10; $5 children under age 12; roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, soft drink/coffee and dessert; takeouts should be ordered Saturday by calling (860) 739-7364 and picked up between 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Holiday Train Show

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The annual Holiday Train Show exhibit will open its 22nd season on Friday at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.
Steve Cryan will showcase his trains, new scenery and other surprises in a 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings. Youngster can get hands-on experience at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler viewing. The show runs through Feb. 15 and is open daily Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children age 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. and may be reached at (860) 767-8269.

Mayfly Playhouse 24 (Crocker House Ballroom, 35 Union Street);

Community

Crocker house Ballroom , 35 Union St. , New London, , 06320

In the span of one day, seven world-premiere plays will be conceived, written, directed, rehearsed, and all ready for presentation in a single showing as the sun sets.

Seven playwrights, seven directors, and a collection of actors from across the state come together in the dark. No one knows beforehand anything beyond the time limit they face!

Music Matters Concert, Feb. 6, Ston.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 5:00 pm

Community

La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington, CT

5 p.m., Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow: A Bluegrass Concert in the Late Afternoon, featuring Michael Boulay and the Hope Valley Volunteers; open to the public; $10; (860) 535-2300.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 10:30 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10:30 a.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, Noank

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 5:30 pm

Community

Kari-Hill VFW Post 5849, 39 Columbus Ave, Niantic, CT , 06357

Roast Beef Dinner — 5:30 p.m., Kari Hill VFW Post, 39 Columbus Ave., Niantic; fund raising dinner open to the public; $10; takeouts may be ordered Saturday by calling 860.739.7364 and picked up between 5:15 and 7 PM. Children younger than 12 are only $5

Sports Memorabilia Fundraiser, Feb. 6, Groton

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 5:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5 p.m., a fundraiser to benefit the Senior Center’s programs and services supporting local seniors; open to the community; $10 per person includes a hand-painted bowl and the opportunity to sample soups donated by local restaurants; a chance drawing for the opportunity to win exciting sports memorabilia; tickets available at the Groton Senior Center, $20 for 25 tickets. Advanced registration also available at the Senior Center; (860) 441-6785.

Spring Market

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT , 06320

New London Field of Greens.

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

noon-2 p.m., supplies provided; (860) 447-1411.

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 6, Franklin

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 11:00 am

Community

Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT

11 a.m., interactive demonstration about the four forces of flight followed by an opportunity to make your own unique airplane; all ages; (860) 642-6207.

Vintage Flea Market

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am
Vintage Flea Market;

Community

The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

Open every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
Farmers market 10-1 p.m. Sat. only; Vendors displaying their wares offer a wide range of quality antiques, from Primitives to Mid-Century Modern. The varied vintage selections include bottles, cookware, decoys, fishing implements, jewelry, linens, military goods, nautical merchandise, print type, purses, reclaimed wood furniture, tools and toys. There's new items displayed every weekend, including
crafts and hand-crafted batches of apple butter, jams, jellies and salsas.

Admission to The Vintage Flea Market is FREE.
To reserve sales spaces at Stonington's indoor, weekend, Velvet Mill Vintage Flea Market, perspective vendors are asked to contact the project's Coordinator, Alan Golia: 401-596-0267/agolia@cox.net
(NOTE: This Vintage Market fills up fast.) Booths as big as 12 x 12 -feet are available for rent by area vendors, for just $20. for the entire weekend. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Besides bringing clean, clearly price-tagged sales items, ready for display, business people are required to supply their own tables, table coverings and chairs .

VISITORS: Visitors interested in finding out more about this multi-vendor Vintage Flea Market and other events, can contact The Velvet Mill directly: 860-245-5208/ http://www.thevelvetmill.com

ABOUT THE VELVET MILL ( where creativity is made fresh every day!): By championing individual artists, artisans and entrepreneurs,The Velvet Mill is now home to 100 studios, offices and shops. The artists and business owners there, have created their own, decade-long history of transforming a former fabric factory, into a center of commerce and creativity for the community.

The Velvet Mill is also a gathering space for public and private events of all sizes.

HISTORY: The Town of Stonington built the expansive, two story, factory structure in 1888, as a means of attracting new industry to the area, which would provide much-needed jobs. In 1892, The American Velvet Mill set up shop in the building for over 100 years, closing in 1996. Now under private ownership, The Velvet Mill's initial, inclusive, mission to attract new and creative enterprises to the area, continues to thrive and inspire.
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FLEA MARKET PHOTOS: Hayward Gatch
VELVET MILL PHOTO: Bob Mead
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Weekend Indoor Market

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am
Weekend Indoor Market;

Community

Winter Weekend Market at The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

Vendors already signing up to display their wares at this Velvet Mill Winter Weekend Market, will be offering a wide range of quality antiques, from Primitives to Mid-Century Modern The varied vintage selections include bottles, cookware, decoys, fishing implements, military goods, nautical merchandise, print type, Renaissance-inspired clothing, tools and toys.
There will be new and varied stock displayed by the vendors every weekend.
On Saturdays, only, the new multi-vendor antiques, crafts, tag sale and flea market business, will be sharing space with Stonington Farmers' Market, which moves its busy base of operations inside The Velvet Mill for the cooler months, starting November 7. The Stonington Farmers' Market at The Velvet Mill will open every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, until Spring.
Free visitor admission. Vendors' sales spaces (ie. booths as big as 12 x 12 feet ),
available for rent for just $20. for the whole weekend. These sales spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

VENDORS: To reserve sales spaces at Stonington's new indoor, Velvet Mill Winter Weekend Market, in time for the opening weekend, November 14-15, perspective vendors are asked to contact the project's Coordinator, Alan Golia:
401-596-0267/ agolia@cox.net.
Visitors interested in finding out more about this multi-vendor Market and other events, can contact The Velvet Mill directly: 860-245-5208 (recording about The Velvet Mill's Winter Weekend Market) http://www.thevelvetmill.com.
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Yard Sale, Feb. 6, Oakdale

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Fair Oaks School Building, Old Colchester Road, Oakdale, CT

9 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of Raymond Library; (860) 848-9943.

All You Can Eat Breakfast, Feb. 7, Niantic

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

Community

American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

8-11 a.m., $8 adults; $3 children under 10; (860) 739-2107.

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

2-3 p.m., explore the love affair between publisher George Putnam and Earhart presented by Tom Verde; call to register (860) 447-1411.

Associate Member Meetings, 1st Sundays, N.London

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 2:00 pm

Community

RAFA, 135 Garfield Ave., New London, CT

2 p.m., for associate members; (860) 447-0055.

Broadway's Annie Jr., Feb. 5-7, E.Lyme

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 2:00 pm

Community

East Lyme Middle School, 31 Society Road, Niantic, CT

7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5
7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6
2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7
performed by The East Lyme Middle School Drama Club; $8 general admission; tickets may be purchased at the door; (609) 923-9182.

ECO-GREEN/ EVERGREEN HAND-MADE BOXWOOD CHRISTMAS TREES DEBUT AT STONINGTON VELVET MILL'S NEW, INDOOR WINTER WEEKEND VINTAGE MARKET DECEMBER 5 & 6;

Community

The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

THE GOLDEN MOMENTS OF CHRISTMASTIME

Karen Tierney, right, looks on with delight, as her littlest apprentice, her granddaughter Julia Rose ("Ju-Ju") Tierney, age 2, adds her own sparkle to a hand-made Holiday Boxwood Tree. Karen recently moved full-time to her and husband Michael's vacation home in Niantic, from Bolton, CT, where she owned and operated "Karen Tierney Floral Designs" for 17 years. Floral design elf, Julia Rose, is the daughter of Cassandra and Brendan Tierney, also of Niantic.

Karen will debut her full line of 2015 Boxwood Tree designs, at Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor, Winter Weekend Vintage Market, this Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 9-3. This new indoor Market is a meeting place for antiques market/flea market/tag sale vendors, all gathering inside the 1888, two-floor, former fabric factory that has transformed into a center of commerce and creativity for the community over the past ten years. On Saturdays, only, the new multi-vendor Vintage Market, is sharing space with Stonington Farmers' Market, which moves its busy base of operations inside The Velvet Mill for the cooler months, November-March. The Stonington Farmers' Market at The Velvet Mill is open every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, until Spring.

In addition to offering her Holiday Boxwood trees for sale at Stonington's Velvet Mill Vintage Market this weekend and for the next two weekends leading up to Christmas, (Dec 12/13 and Dec. 20), Karen is also taking orders for pick-up and delivery this holiday season, near her home and studio in Niantic. Contact: ktflowers@snet.net for further information on these ecologically-green, diminutive, decorated holiday trees (topiaries/centerpieces) which range in price from $28.-$100. Custom designs are available.

Karen Tierney "sculpts" her Holiday Boxwood Trees from branches of the evergreen shrub of the same name, thus avoiding the need, for a Christmas Tree to be cut. Ecologically-sensitive people, gardeners and floral design fans, make grateful recipients of these hand-designed holiday gifts. With proper watering, the Boxwood Trees will enliven holiday decor for several weeks.
]
For further information on Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor Weekend Winter Vintage Market,
which opened November 14-15 and will continue on until March, 2016, contact:
860-245-5208/http://www.thevelvetmill.com. Interested vendors may contact the Flea Market's coordinator, Al Golia: 86401-596-0267/ agolia@cox.net.
PHOTO by Brendan Tierney
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Four Chaplains Ceremony, Feb. 7, Taftville

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 2:00 pm

Community

The Peter Gallan American Legion Post 104, 26 Merchants Ave., Taftville, CT

2 p.m., the sinking of the U.S. Army Transport ship Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943 and the actions of four chaplains who became known as "The Immortal Chaplains"; follwed by heavy hors d'oeuvres prepared by Sons of the American Legion Detachment Squad 104; (860) 908-2104.

Holiday Train Show

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The annual Holiday Train Show exhibit will open its 22nd season on Friday at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.
Steve Cryan will showcase his trains, new scenery and other surprises in a 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings. Youngster can get hands-on experience at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler viewing. The show runs through Feb. 15 and is open daily Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children age 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. and may be reached at (860) 767-8269.

Learn to Meditate, Groton

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 3:30 pm

Community

Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

3:30-4:30 p.m., free and open to all; (860) 389-7984, ramky.win@gmail.com.

Community

Lyme-Old Lyme High School, 69 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT

8-11:30 a.m., hosting the Techno Ticks Robotics Team, BossGuitar and the Good News Clowns; door prizes and free eye screenings; $8 adults; $6 seniors; $3 children under age 12; (860) 625-7760; www.lymeoldlymelions.org.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sundays, Mystic

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 7:30 pm

Community

St. Marks Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

7:30 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Sundays, N.London

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 6:00 pm

Community

First Congregational Church, 66 Union St., New London, CT

6 p.m.

Vintage Flea Market

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 9:00 am
Vintage Flea Market;

Community

The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

Open every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
Farmers market 10-1 p.m. Sat. only; Vendors displaying their wares offer a wide range of quality antiques, from Primitives to Mid-Century Modern. The varied vintage selections include bottles, cookware, decoys, fishing implements, jewelry, linens, military goods, nautical merchandise, print type, purses, reclaimed wood furniture, tools and toys. There's new items displayed every weekend, including
crafts and hand-crafted batches of apple butter, jams, jellies and salsas.

Admission to The Vintage Flea Market is FREE.
To reserve sales spaces at Stonington's indoor, weekend, Velvet Mill Vintage Flea Market, perspective vendors are asked to contact the project's Coordinator, Alan Golia: 401-596-0267/agolia@cox.net
(NOTE: This Vintage Market fills up fast.) Booths as big as 12 x 12 -feet are available for rent by area vendors, for just $20. for the entire weekend. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Besides bringing clean, clearly price-tagged sales items, ready for display, business people are required to supply their own tables, table coverings and chairs .

VISITORS: Visitors interested in finding out more about this multi-vendor Vintage Flea Market and other events, can contact The Velvet Mill directly: 860-245-5208/ http://www.thevelvetmill.com

ABOUT THE VELVET MILL ( where creativity is made fresh every day!): By championing individual artists, artisans and entrepreneurs,The Velvet Mill is now home to 100 studios, offices and shops. The artists and business owners there, have created their own, decade-long history of transforming a former fabric factory, into a center of commerce and creativity for the community.

The Velvet Mill is also a gathering space for public and private events of all sizes.

HISTORY: The Town of Stonington built the expansive, two story, factory structure in 1888, as a means of attracting new industry to the area, which would provide much-needed jobs. In 1892, The American Velvet Mill set up shop in the building for over 100 years, closing in 1996. Now under private ownership, The Velvet Mill's initial, inclusive, mission to attract new and creative enterprises to the area, continues to thrive and inspire.
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FLEA MARKET PHOTOS: Hayward Gatch
VELVET MILL PHOTO: Bob Mead
______________________________________

Weekend Indoor Market

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 9:00 am
Weekend Indoor Market;

Community

Winter Weekend Market at The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

Vendors already signing up to display their wares at this Velvet Mill Winter Weekend Market, will be offering a wide range of quality antiques, from Primitives to Mid-Century Modern The varied vintage selections include bottles, cookware, decoys, fishing implements, military goods, nautical merchandise, print type, Renaissance-inspired clothing, tools and toys.
There will be new and varied stock displayed by the vendors every weekend.
On Saturdays, only, the new multi-vendor antiques, crafts, tag sale and flea market business, will be sharing space with Stonington Farmers' Market, which moves its busy base of operations inside The Velvet Mill for the cooler months, starting November 7. The Stonington Farmers' Market at The Velvet Mill will open every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, until Spring.
Free visitor admission. Vendors' sales spaces (ie. booths as big as 12 x 12 feet ),
available for rent for just $20. for the whole weekend. These sales spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

VENDORS: To reserve sales spaces at Stonington's new indoor, Velvet Mill Winter Weekend Market, in time for the opening weekend, November 14-15, perspective vendors are asked to contact the project's Coordinator, Alan Golia:
401-596-0267/ agolia@cox.net.
Visitors interested in finding out more about this multi-vendor Market and other events, can contact The Velvet Mill directly: 860-245-5208 (recording about The Velvet Mill's Winter Weekend Market) http://www.thevelvetmill.com.
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Blood Pressure Clinic, Feb. 8, Waterford

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

CVS, 106 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT

9-10 a.m., sponsored by the VNA of Southeastern Connecticut; open to the public; (860) 444-1111.

Community

Strong House Adult Day Center, 546 Durham Road, Madison, CT

Family caregiving is stressful. Meet with other caregivers to get support, advice and encouragement. VNA Community Healthcare’s Caregiver Support Group is free and meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call VNA Community Healthcare’s Helpline at (toll free) 1.866.474.5230 for more information on this and other family caregiving support groups.

Civil War Round Table, Feb. 8, Norwich

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

Norwich Free Academy, 305 Broadway, Norwich, CT

7 p.m., Songs From & About The Civil War with Tom Callinan, Connecticut’s 1st Official State Troubadour; free.

Cooking with Chef Jack Chaplin, Feb. 8, N.London

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 5:30 pm

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

5:30-7 p.m., a fun evening of cooking and instruction; free and open to the public; (860) 447-1411.

Community

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

9 a.m.-5 p.m., an interactive two-day workshop designed to help non-profit administrators learn how to meet management, fundraising and communication needs; attend one, or both days:

Feb. 8: Business & Administration - Focus on Organizational Management and Board Governance, $175.00.

Feb. 9: Fundraising & Communications Basics - Focus on Development and Fundraising Essentials and Communication Strategies, $175.00.

Feb. 8 & 9: Business, Fundraising & Administration - both sessions, $300.00.

*Deadline for registration is Jan. 27, 2016; for more information call (860) 434-1974 or pcoyle@highhopestr.org.

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

2:30-3:30 p.m., tea party attire welcome; call to register (860) 447-1411.

Discussion Topics:
Jan. 25 - Favorite Characters
Feb. 1 - Fashion
Feb. 8 - Plot & Deaths
Feb. 22 - Final Episode

Grant Database Training, Feb. 8, N.London

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 10:30 am

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

10:30-11:30 a.m., call to register (860) 447-1411.

Heart Healthy Fitness

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road; also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Introduction to Yoga for Teens and Adults, Norwich;

Community

Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

6-7:15 p.m., presented by Instructors from A Peace of Space Yoga Co-op; wear comfortable clothing; yoga mats available to borrow; Mondays in February and March (except for February 15) in the Otis Library Community Room; sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund; free; (860) 889-2365.

Job Search Club

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 9:30 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.;
Tuesday-Friday, 9-11 a.m., individual appointments available with an employment specialist;
Weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., computer lab available; (860) 599-3285.

Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays, N.London, El N Gee

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10 a.m.

Community

St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal St., New London, CT

7:30 p.m.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, MONDAY, 2016

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-10 a.m., zumba lite;
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., painting class;
11:30 a.m., lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
1:30-2:30 p.m., gentle yoga;
1:30-3:30 p.m.;
(860) 599-3285.

Strength Training

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 5:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road; also Wed.; $60/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Strength Training, Monday/Wed., Niantic

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 11:30 am

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $34; $38 non-residents; (860) 739-5859.

Jan. 4 - Feb. 29 (15 classes)
No class on Jan. 18 or Feb. 15

Waterford Senior Services, Feb. 8

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 8:30 am

Community

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

8:30 a.m., strength III; 9 a.m., casual bridge; 10 a.m., hearty moves; 10:15 a.m., duplicate bridge; 11:15 a.m., senior singers; 12:45 p.m., ukulele; 1 p.m., quilting; (860) 444-5839.

Board of Directors Meeting, Feb. 9, Groton

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

Community

Branch 20, Fleet Reserve Association, 242 Thames St., Groton, CT

6 p.m., (860) 445-0731.

Book Discussion Group, Feb. 9, E.Lyme

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT

7 p.m., Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng; free; (860) 739-6926.

Cholesterol, HDL, Blood Sugar Screening

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

VNA Community Healthcare, 2319 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

VNA Community Healthcare hosts a monthly clinic the second Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - noon at their 2319 Whitney Ave. location. Get immediate results and nurse counseling.

Cost is $35 for a full lipid profile plus glucose. Participants must be fasting. Call 203.458.4351 for an appointment (required).

More information can be found on VNA Community Healthcare’s website: ConnecticutHomecare.org or call 203.458.4351.

Community

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT

9 a.m.-5 p.m., an interactive two-day workshop designed to help non-profit administrators learn how to meet management, fundraising and communication needs; attend one, or both days:

Feb. 8: Business & Administration - Focus on Organizational Management and Board Governance, $175.00.

Feb. 9: Fundraising & Communications Basics - Focus on Development and Fundraising Essentials and Communication Strategies, $175.00.

Feb. 8 & 9: Business, Fundraising & Administration - both sessions, $300.00.

*Deadline for registration is Jan. 27, 2016; for more information call (860) 434-1974 or pcoyle@highhopestr.org.

Excel Class, Tuesdays, Groton

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 1:30 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

1:30-3:30 p.m., 8 person maximum; $10; call to sign up (860) 441-6785.

Holiday Train Show

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The annual Holiday Train Show exhibit will open its 22nd season on Friday at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.
Steve Cryan will showcase his trains, new scenery and other surprises in a 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings. Youngster can get hands-on experience at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler viewing. The show runs through Feb. 15 and is open daily Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children age 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. and may be reached at (860) 767-8269.

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

10:30-11:30 a.m., call to register (860) 447-1411.

Narcotics Anonymous, Tuesdays, Mystic

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 pm

Community

Old Mystic Fire District Hall, 115 Welles Road, Mystic, CT

7:30 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Tuesdays, N.London, El N' Gee

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10 a.m.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, TUESDAY, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9 a.m., shopping at McQuades;
9:15-10:15 a.m., strength & balance;
10:20-11:20 a.m., zumba lite;
11:30 a.m., lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
(860) 599-3285.

RAFA Member Meetings, 2nd Tuesdays, N.London

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 4:00 pm

Community

RAFA, 135 Garfield Ave., New London, CT

4 p.m., (860) 447-0055.

Strength and Balance (Tues./Thurs.), Groton

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 10:15 am

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

10:15-11:15 a.m., Level 1 beginner; (860) 441-6785.

TOPS Chapter CT #0034, Tuesdays, Bozrah

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 5:30 pm

Community

Pathways, Lower Level, 410 Salem Tpke., Rt. 82, Bozrah, CT

5:30-6:30 p.m., weigh in time; 6:30-7:30 p.m., meeting; first meeting is free.

Waterford Senior Services, Feb. 9

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

9 a.m., cribbage, strength I; 9:30 a.m., pitch games, pickleball; 10:15 a.m., strength II; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $3 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., pinochle; 1 p.m., PACE; 2:15 p.m., chair yoga; (860) 444-5839.

Zumba Gold (Tuesday and Thursday), Niantic

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 3:00 pm

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

3-4 p.m., $36; $40 non-residents; stop by to register; (860) 739-5859.

* 16 classes

A Business Breakfast, Feb. 10, O.Lyme

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 am

Community

Memorial Town Hall, 52 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT

7:30-9 a.m., continental breakfast provided; an update on Hall Road improvement plans will be presented by BJ Bernblum; RSVP by Feb. 5; selectmansoffice@oldlyme-ct.gov or email@lolcc.com; (860) 434-1605.

Alateen Meeting, Wednesdays, Groton

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 310 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT

7-8 p.m.

Changing Minds Book Club

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 5:00 pm
Changing Minds Book Club;

Community

Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT , 06360

The group will discuss "Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness" by Jessie Close and Pete Earley. Copies of the book are available to borrow at Otis Library. Refreshments will be served. Free program; no registration required.

Crochet & Knitters Club, Wed., Franklin

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 1:00 pm

Community

Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT

1 p.m., Wednesdays; (860) 642-6207.

Environmental Issues Seminar, Feb. 10, Norwich

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 6:00 pm

Community

Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT

6-7:45 p.m., Room C101; students taking classes for credit should arrive by 5:30 p.m.; non-credit students by 6 p.m.; (860) 215-9443 or dkhan-bureau@threerivers.edu.

Michael Beauchene, CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection - The Management of Recreational Fishing, what it Means for Connecticut's Economy and Environment.

Find Your Next Perfect Job, Feb., O.Lyme

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

Phoebe Griffen Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT

7-9 p.m., Feb. 10
7-9 p.m., Feb. 17
10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 20

workshops include a description of the job hunt process, materials on resume preparation, common interview questions, interviewing do's and don'ts and a section on networking; clients are also given access to additional resources useful in conducting a job hunt; call to register (860) 434-1684 or sign up on the library's website under the Events Calendar.

Flicks @ Six, Feb. dates, Colchester

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 6:00 pm

Community

Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester, CT

The Intern; free; (860) 537-5752.

Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. - The Intern
Feb. 10, 6 p.m. - A Walk in the Woods
Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. - Bridge of Spies
Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. - Everest

free and open to the public; (860) 537-5752.

Goodbye Reception, Feb. 10, N.London

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 5:00 pm

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

5-6 p.m., join us to wish Mary, Communications Coordinator and author of our newsletter, good luck as she leaves us to continue her path in the library field; (860) 447-1411.

Heart Healthy Fitness

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road; also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Holiday Train Show

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The annual Holiday Train Show exhibit will open its 22nd season on Friday at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.
Steve Cryan will showcase his trains, new scenery and other surprises in a 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings. Youngster can get hands-on experience at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler viewing. The show runs through Feb. 15 and is open daily Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children age 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. and may be reached at (860) 767-8269.

Killingworth Women's Organiztion monthly meetings

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 6:30 pm
Killingworth Women's Organiztion monthly meetings;

Community

Killingworth Public Library, 301 Connecticut 81, Killingworth, , 06419

Come join great women doing great things in our community. Anyone in local towns are truly welcomed! The Killingworth Women's Organization holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Killingworth Library, Route 81 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm or learn more at info@kwoct.org.

Community

Fair Oaks School, Old Colchester Road, Oakdale, CT

Feb. 10: 6-8 p.m., Room 112.
Feb. 17: 6-8 p.m., Room 103 (Library).

Spring $50; Summer $100; both seasons $140; bring birth certificate.

Narcotics Anonymous, Wed., N.London, El N' Gee

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10 a.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Wednesdays, Westerly

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 pm

Community

Grace Methodist Church, 10 Park Ave., Westerly, CT

7:30 p.m.

New Horizons Band of SE CT, Wednesdays, Noank

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Community

Noank Fire House, Elm Street, Noank, CT

2 p.m., sessions for older adult beginners and intermediate players; new members sought; (860) 334-4677.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, WEDNESDAY, 2016

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-10 a.m., zumba lite for seniors;
11:30 a.m., lunch;
noon-1:30 p.m., bingo;
2:15-3:15 p.m., tai chi;
(860) 599-3285.

*8:30-11:30 a.m., wellness appointments with Nurse Judy from the Visiting Nurses Association, the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Strength Training

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 5:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

5-6 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road; also Wed.; $60/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Strength Training, Monday/Wed., Niantic

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 11:30 am

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $34; $38 non-residents; (860) 739-5859.

Jan. 4 - Feb. 29 (15 classes)
No class on Jan. 18 or Feb. 15

Waterford Senior Services, Feb. 10

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:30 am

Community

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

8:30 a.m., strength III; 9 a.m., casual bridge; 9:45 a.m., flexibility and balance; 10 a.m.,hearty moves; 11 a.m., yoga; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., blood pressure clinic; noon, Valentine's Day luncheon; 2-4 p.m., ping pong; (860) 444-5839.

AARP Tax Aide

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 11:30 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

available appointments at:
11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
call for appointment (860) 599-3285.

Bipolar/Depression Group

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 6:00 pm

Community

William Backus Hospital, 326 Washington St., Norwich, CT

room 130, Norwich; 1-800-842-1501, ext. 10.

Blood Pressure Clinic, Feb. 11, Waterford

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 10:15 am

Community

Stop & Shop, 117 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT

10:15-11:15 a.m., sponsored by the VNA of Southeastern Connecticut; open to the public; (860) 444-5839.

Community Knit, Thursdays, N.London

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

10-11:30 a.m., 860-447-1411x3 mgupta@plnl.org

share a love of knitting and crocheting; bring your project and materials, and socialize with others.

Trying a new stitch? Someone might be able to guide you. All are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

Location: Board Room

Community

La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington, CT

6 p.m., presented by Susan J. Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island; examples on display from the collections of the Stonington Historical Society; (860) 535-8445.

Guitar Lessons, Thursdays, Niantic

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 12:30 pm

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

12:30 p.m., 8 weeks; $48; $53 non-residents; stop by to register; (860) 739-5859.

Holiday Train Show

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The annual Holiday Train Show exhibit will open its 22nd season on Friday at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.
Steve Cryan will showcase his trains, new scenery and other surprises in a 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings. Youngster can get hands-on experience at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler viewing. The show runs through Feb. 15 and is open daily Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children age 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. and may be reached at (860) 767-8269.

Narcotics Anonymous, Thursdays, N.London, El N' Gee

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10 a.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Thursdays, New London

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 pm

Community

El 'N' Gee Club, 86 Golden Street, New London, CT

7:30 p.m.

Community

Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT

6 p.m., We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; stay for our monthly Friends of the Library meeting at 7 p.m.; (860) 642-6207.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, THURSDAY, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9:30-11:30 a.m., line dancing;
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stop & Shop or Walmart shopping;
noon-3 p.m., dominoes; (860) 599-3285.

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

1-2 p.m., 8 weeks; $18; $20 non-residents; stop by to register; (860) 739-5859.

PiYo, Dec., E.Lyme

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 11:30 am

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., $32; $35 non-residents; first of nine classes; no class Dec. 24 & 31; call to register (860) 739-5859.

Strength and Balance (Tues./Thurs.), Groton

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 10:15 am

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

10:15-11:15 a.m., Level 1 beginner; (860) 441-6785.

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

5:30-8:30 p.m. appointments on Thursdays, Jan. 28-April 7, 2016; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; income limit: $54,000; (860) 425-6597.

Valentine Celebration

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 6:30 pm

Community

Deep River Town Hall, , , CT

Deep River Rotary with The Lyme Old Lyme Junior Women's Club celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early. Fill your evening with decadent hors d'orderves, chilled champagne and yes...lots of Chocolate! Enjoy these delicacies as you dance the night away to the tunes of the Shiny Lapel Trio!
This soiree will take place in the beautiful Deep River Town Hall Auditorium on
February 11th from 6:30pm to 9:30. The cost is $45/person and includes foods prepared by local restaurants, champagne, wine and beer. Join us for a fun evening and show your support for the many
humanitarian projects of the Deep River Rotary and the Lyme Old Lyme
Juniors Women's Club. For tickets you can visit the Deep River Town Hall, Celebrations and Shore Discount Liquors, or go online at vintagevalentines.eventbrite.com.

Waterford Senior Services, Feb. 11

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

9 a.m., strength I; 10 a.m., Alzheimer's Caregivers support group; 10:15 a.m., strength II; 11 a.m., brain flex; 11:45 a.m., cafe lunch with $3 donation and reservation; 12:30 p.m., canasta; 1 p.m., coloring group, qi gong; (860) 444-5839.

Zumba Gold (Tuesday and Thursday), Niantic

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 3:00 pm

Community

East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

3-4 p.m., $36; $40 non-residents; stop by to register; (860) 739-5859.

* 16 classes

Community

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

6:30-8:30 p.m., Lost Boundaries led by Black Film historian Lonnie Braxton; free; (860) 447-1411.

February Artist of the Month, Feb. 12, O.Saybrook

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 5:00 pm

Community

Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

5-7 p.m., Carlos Rios; refreshments provided; all ages welcome; (860) 388-1611.

Fish Fry Dinners, N.London

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 5:00 pm

Community

RAFA, 135 Garfield Ave., New London, CT

5-9 p.m., $10; (860) 447-0055.

Heart Healthy Fitness

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 4:00 pm

Community

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road; also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

Holiday Train Show

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The annual Holiday Train Show exhibit will open its 22nd season on Friday at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.
Steve Cryan will showcase his trains, new scenery and other surprises in a 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings. Youngster can get hands-on experience at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler viewing. The show runs through Feb. 15 and is open daily Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children age 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. and may be reached at (860) 767-8269.

Narcotics Anonymous, Fridays, N.London

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10 a.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Fridays, N.London

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 8:00 pm

Community

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 10 Huntington St., New London,

8 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Fridays, Pawcatuck

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:30 pm

Community

United Congregational Church, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, CT

7:30 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Fridays, Westerly

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

Grace United Methodist Church, 10 Park Ave., Westerly, CT

7 p.m.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, FRIDAY, 2016

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

9-10 a.m., strength & balance;
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., creative writing group;
(860) 599-3285.

Waterford Senior Services, Feb. 12

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

9 a.m., class registration for Waterford residents, cribbage; noon, hearty moves; 12:15 p.m., pinochle; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., art class; 1:15 p.m., pickleball; (860) 444-5839.

Wine and Beer Tasting, Feb. 12, Norwich

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 6:00 pm

Community

VFW Post 594, 30 Connecticut Ave., Norwich, CT

6-9 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, flutist and silent auction; $20 advance tickets; $25 at door; (860) 608-1631.

AHA Heartsaver CPR Class, Feb. 13, Norwich

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Norwich Free Academy, 305 Broadway, Norwich, CT

9 a.m.-noon, $15 cash or check, payable to: NFA Parent Council; (860) 885-8093.

ECO-GREEN/ EVERGREEN HAND-MADE BOXWOOD CHRISTMAS TREES DEBUT AT STONINGTON VELVET MILL'S NEW, INDOOR WINTER WEEKEND VINTAGE MARKET DECEMBER 5 & 6;

Community

The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

THE GOLDEN MOMENTS OF CHRISTMASTIME

Karen Tierney, right, looks on with delight, as her littlest apprentice, her granddaughter Julia Rose ("Ju-Ju") Tierney, age 2, adds her own sparkle to a hand-made Holiday Boxwood Tree. Karen recently moved full-time to her and husband Michael's vacation home in Niantic, from Bolton, CT, where she owned and operated "Karen Tierney Floral Designs" for 17 years. Floral design elf, Julia Rose, is the daughter of Cassandra and Brendan Tierney, also of Niantic.

Karen will debut her full line of 2015 Boxwood Tree designs, at Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor, Winter Weekend Vintage Market, this Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 9-3. This new indoor Market is a meeting place for antiques market/flea market/tag sale vendors, all gathering inside the 1888, two-floor, former fabric factory that has transformed into a center of commerce and creativity for the community over the past ten years. On Saturdays, only, the new multi-vendor Vintage Market, is sharing space with Stonington Farmers' Market, which moves its busy base of operations inside The Velvet Mill for the cooler months, November-March. The Stonington Farmers' Market at The Velvet Mill is open every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, until Spring.

In addition to offering her Holiday Boxwood trees for sale at Stonington's Velvet Mill Vintage Market this weekend and for the next two weekends leading up to Christmas, (Dec 12/13 and Dec. 20), Karen is also taking orders for pick-up and delivery this holiday season, near her home and studio in Niantic. Contact: ktflowers@snet.net for further information on these ecologically-green, diminutive, decorated holiday trees (topiaries/centerpieces) which range in price from $28.-$100. Custom designs are available.

Karen Tierney "sculpts" her Holiday Boxwood Trees from branches of the evergreen shrub of the same name, thus avoiding the need, for a Christmas Tree to be cut. Ecologically-sensitive people, gardeners and floral design fans, make grateful recipients of these hand-designed holiday gifts. With proper watering, the Boxwood Trees will enliven holiday decor for several weeks.
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For further information on Stonington Velvet Mill's new Indoor Weekend Winter Vintage Market,
which opened November 14-15 and will continue on until March, 2016, contact:
860-245-5208/http://www.thevelvetmill.com. Interested vendors may contact the Flea Market's coordinator, Al Golia: 86401-596-0267/ agolia@cox.net.
PHOTO by Brendan Tierney
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Habitat Restoration, Feb. 13, N.London

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 11:00 am

Community

Connecticut College, Olin Science Building, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT

11 a.m., Out With the Bad, In With the Good; Beth Sullivan will speak about Avalonia’s work in the Dodge-Beal Preserve in Stonington; sponsored by Mountain Laurel Chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes; free and open to the public; (860) 439-5060.

Holiday Train Show

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

The annual Holiday Train Show exhibit will open its 22nd season on Friday at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.
Steve Cryan will showcase his trains, new scenery and other surprises in a 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings. Youngster can get hands-on experience at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler viewing. The show runs through Feb. 15 and is open daily Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children age 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main St. and may be reached at (860) 767-8269.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, N.London

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 10:30 am

Community

El N' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, CT

10:30 a.m.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, Noank

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 7:00 pm

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Spring Market

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT , 06320

New London Field of Greens.

Community

The Custom Maritime Society, 150 Bank St., New London, CT

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with poet Kate Rushin; make a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend, family member, your valentine or yourself; $30; $25 NLMS members and students; register online at brownpapertickets.com.

Valentine’s Breakfast, Feb. 13, Mystic

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 9:00 am

Community

Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, CT

9-11 a.m., $5; (860) 536-9659.

Valentines, Feb. 13, Franklin

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 10:00 am

Community

Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, CT

10 a.m.-noon, make a valentine card for a special person or two; (860) 642-6207.

Vintage Flea Market

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 9:00 am
Vintage Flea Market;

Community

The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

Open every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
Farmers market 10-1 p.m. Sat. only; Vendors displaying their wares offer a wide range of quality antiques, from Primitives to Mid-Century Modern. The varied vintage selections include bottles, cookware, decoys, fishing implements, jewelry, linens, military goods, nautical merchandise, print type, purses, reclaimed wood furniture, tools and toys. There's new items displayed every weekend, including
crafts and hand-crafted batches of apple butter, jams, jellies and salsas.

Admission to The Vintage Flea Market is FREE.
To reserve sales spaces at Stonington's indoor, weekend, Velvet Mill Vintage Flea Market, perspective vendors are asked to contact the project's Coordinator, Alan Golia: 401-596-0267/agolia@cox.net
(NOTE: This Vintage Market fills up fast.) Booths as big as 12 x 12 -feet are available for rent by area vendors, for just $20. for the entire weekend. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Besides bringing clean, clearly price-tagged sales items, ready for display, business people are required to supply their own tables, table coverings and chairs .

VISITORS: Visitors interested in finding out more about this multi-vendor Vintage Flea Market and other events, can contact The Velvet Mill directly: 860-245-5208/ http://www.thevelvetmill.com

ABOUT THE VELVET MILL ( where creativity is made fresh every day!): By championing individual artists, artisans and entrepreneurs,The Velvet Mill is now home to 100 studios, offices and shops. The artists and business owners there, have created their own, decade-long history of transforming a former fabric factory, into a center of commerce and creativity for the community.

The Velvet Mill is also a gathering space for public and private events of all sizes.

HISTORY: The Town of Stonington built the expansive, two story, factory structure in 1888, as a means of attracting new industry to the area, which would provide much-needed jobs. In 1892, The American Velvet Mill set up shop in the building for over 100 years, closing in 1996. Now under private ownership, The Velvet Mill's initial, inclusive, mission to attract new and creative enterprises to the area, continues to thrive and inspire.
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FLEA MARKET PHOTOS: Hayward Gatch
VELVET MILL PHOTO: Bob Mead
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Weekend Indoor Market

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 9:00 am
Weekend Indoor Market;

Community

Winter Weekend Market at The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington, , 06378

Vendors already signing up to display their wares at this Velvet Mill Winter Weekend Market, will be offering a wide range of quality antiques, from Primitives to Mid-Century Modern The varied vintage selections include bottles, cookware, decoys, fishing implements, military goods, nautical merchandise, print type, Renaissance-inspired clothing, tools and toys.
There will be new and varied stock displayed by the vendors every weekend.
On Saturdays, only, the new multi-vendor antiques, crafts, tag sale and flea market business, will be sharing space with Stonington Farmers' Market, which moves its busy base of operations inside The Velvet Mill for the cooler months, starting November 7. The Stonington Farmers' Market at The Velvet Mill will open every Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, until Spring.
Free visitor admission. Vendors' sales spaces (ie. booths as big as 12 x 12 feet ),
available for rent for just $20. for the whole weekend. These sales spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

VENDORS: To reserve sales spaces at Stonington's new indoor, Velvet Mill Winter Weekend Market, in time for the opening weekend, November 14-15, perspective vendors are asked to contact the project's Coordinator, Alan Golia:
401-596-0267/ agolia@cox.net.
Visitors interested in finding out more about this multi-vendor Market and other events, can contact The Velvet Mill directly: 860-245-5208 (recording about The Velvet Mill's Winter Weekend Market) http://www.thevelvetmill.com.
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When East (Wing) Meets West (Wing), Feb. 13, Lyme

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 2:00 pm

Community

Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Old Lyme, CT

2 p.m., First Lady Politics and Presidential Power; a talk with MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government, Connecticut College; call to register (860) 434-2272.

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