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Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium Announces Limited Engagement of Renowned Marine Debris Educational Art Exhibit “Washed Ashore”;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT , 06355

Washed Ashore is a traveling exhibit that features larger-than-life hand-crafted sculptures of marine mammals and other sea life made exclusively from marine debris. Environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi founded the Washed Ashore “Art to Save the Sea” Project to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life species.

This astonishing exhibit is hands-on, interactive, eye-opening, and unforgettable. See 21 sculptures of the Washed Ashore Exhibit located throughout the Mystic Aquarium campus. Sculptures, like Lidia, the eight-foot seal, a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Tula, a 10-foot sea turtle, and many more will be displayed throughout the property for a limited engagement beginning on November 1.

The artwork is combined with scientifically based educational signage to teach children and adults alike about ocean stewardship, responsible consumer habits and more. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to fully engage with Washed Ashore through fun and education events and activities. The Washed Ashore exhibition is free with paid admission. To learn more visit mysticaquarium.org and washedashore.org.

The Artists of Gallery One at LaGrua Center - through Feb. 28;

Art Exhibits/Openings

LaGrua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Reception on Friday, January 9 from 5 to 7pm; Exhibition of a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract, including painting, sculpture and works on paper. Featured artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Gray Jacobik, Mary Fussell, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. (snow date January 16). Please call 860-535-2300 for hours. FMI: www.galleryoneCT.com and www.LaGruaCenter.org

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Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

Robert Greene’s solo exhibit, Frenetic Composure, represents his interest in the figure and is inspired by, as he states, “…the activity of the human mind…” and “…deals primarily with the human condition…”.

Robert lives in Ledyard, Connecticut and currently teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT where he received his undergraduate degree in sculpture in 2006. He went on to earn his MFA in sculpture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, MA in 2010, and stayed to teach in the 3D department for 2 years until 2012.

Robert has been gaining some recognition exhibiting mostly in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He has won awards, has works in many private collections and was mentioned in in a Boston Globe article “Stand Out Students” in 2013.

While active with his own work at his Ledyard studio and at the Noank Foundry, Robert also enjoys teaching. He explained …everybody has the creative potential; there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student’s excitement when they discover exactly what they can make with their own hands.”

Opening Reception: Friday, January 16, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

-"Home" Mystic Arts Center Annual Juried Theme Show

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 11:00 am
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Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

MAC’s annual open juried show will feature the theme, “Home.” The theme is open to the artist’s interpretation. All artists and media welcome.

NextGen

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 11:00 am

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

MAC seeks to broaden our young artist community and better represent the scope of the art world today by introducing our newest exhibition, NextGen. The NextGen Exhibition is a juried, all media show and will feature Millennial artists, ages 16 to 35, the next generation to sustain the art community.

We seek artists who have a unique style, process, and vision. We encourage high school students, college students, and working artists to enter. The show will run for three weeks in February 2015 with an opening reception occurring in conjunction with MIX Masquerade, our winter masquerade party on February 6th.

New Fine Art Photography by Michelle Gemma

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
 New Fine Art Photography by Michelle Gemma;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Green Marble Coffee House, 8 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT , 06355

The show features new work captured over the previous year. Meet the models! Show runs through 28 February 2015

Community

Saturday Breakfasts, Groton

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 8:00 am

Community

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

8-11 a.m., breakfast; $6.

Winter Bazaar

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 9:00 am

Community

Country Glen Apartments Clubhouse, 600 Meridian St., Extension, Groton,

local artists and crafters; vendor still sought, call (860) 449-9585.

Breakfast, Feb. 28, Mystic

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 9:00 am

Community

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

9-11 a.m., pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice and coffee; $5 donation; (860) 536-9659.

Editor's Pick

Cat in the Hat Ball

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 10:00 am

Community

Mitchell College, 437 Pequot Avenue, New London, CT

Mitchell College’s Education Department is hosting its 14th Annual Cat in the Hat Ball, a family celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Clarke and Weller Centers. (Snow date is Sunday, March 1.) The event is open to the public and free with a donation of one new children’s book or $5 per family. All books from the event will be donated to local schools and early childcare centers.
The Cat in the Hat Ball is full of fun activities such as children’s games, crafts, music, and storytimes in English and Spanish. Guests will enjoy Ooblick, pizza, and birthday cake all included in the price of admission. Music will be provided by folk musician Ted Phillips, Q105, and Radio Mitchell.
A highlight of this year’s event will be a reading and book signing by Tish Rabe, the best-selling author of “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library,” a series of rhyming science books for early readers.
Guests of the Ball are encouraged to wear fun hats, especially a stove pipe hat like the one featured in “The Cat in the Hat.”
The event also includes the opportunity to purchase children’s books from BAM Bookstore of Waterford.
For more information, please contact the Education Department at czapek_m@mitchell.edu

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 10:00 am

Community

St. Luke's church, Clark Lane, off Rt 12, Gales Ferry, CT , 06335

meeting

Stonington Farmers Market

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 10:00 am

Community

The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington, CT

Gamblers Anonymous

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 11:00 am

Community

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

every Sat.

La Leche League, Ledyard

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 11:00 am

Community

Ledyard Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT

11 a.m., held the last Saturday of the month.

** NO MEETING IN MARCH **

Old Saybrook Chili-Fest

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 12:00 pm
Old Saybrook Chili-Fest;

Community

Main Street Old Saybrook, Main Street Old Saybrook, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce will hold its 19th Annual Chili-Fest on Saturday, February 28th, from noon to 3pm along Main Street, Old Saybrook. This friendly competition, presented by Guilford Savings Bank, features chili from approximately 30 chefs. The event is growing in popularity and expected to attract nearly 3,000 people. Chef participants include area restaurants as well as non-profit and civic organizations, who cook up a variety of chili dishes, from traditional to vegetarian, lamb, ancho, and this being the shoreline, a seafood chili.

Ballots are $10 each and can be purchased at Ballot Stations along Main Street during the event, and in advance at the Chamber office, 1 Main Street, Old Saybrook.

Event proceeds benefit the Chamber’s C. Wilfred Hunter Scholarship fund.

NAACP Sweet Potato Festival, Feb. 28, Norwich

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 12:00 pm

Community

United Congregational Church, 87 Broadway, Norwich, CT

noon-3 p.m., $30 adults; $15 children under age 12; great food, excellent company and our Special Tasting Table; (860) 886-1686.

Editor's Pick

Pasta Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 4:00 pm

Community

Mohegan Firehouse, 2029 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT

Montville High School class of 2015 is hosting a pasta dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mohegan Firehouse. The dinner is part of Project Grad 2015, a committee arranging a safe and drug- and alcohol-free graduation celebration.
The cost is $8 and $6 for seniors and kids age 10 and under.
Mohegan Firehouse is located at 2029 Norwich-New London Turnpike in Uncasville.

The Wreck of the USS Revenge

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 5:00 pm

Community

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

5 p.m., a discussion on finding the remains of the USS Revenge wreckage off the coast of Watch Hill; $5; (860) 535-2300.

Roast Pork Dinner, Feb. 28, N.Ston.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 5:00 pm

Community

North Stonington Congregational Church, 89 Main St., North Stonington, CT

5-7 p.m., roast pork with potatoes and gravy, vegetables, applesauce, bread, beverage and dessert; take out available at 5:30 p.m.; $12 adults; $10 seniors; $5 children; tickets available at the door; (860) 535-0379.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, Noank

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 7:00 pm

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.m.

Mystic Contra Dance, 4th Saturdays, Mystic

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

Community

Frohsinn Hall aka The German Club, 39 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT

8-11 p.m., a Beginner's workshop held at 7:45 p.m.; open to all; wear cool, comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes; $10; $5 students; $2 children; pie at the break with a $3 donation to the band and caller; (860) 961-9321 or (401) 487-9713.

Jan. 24 - Chocolate; Linda Leslie; French Connection: Deck Neiforth, Dan Lanier, Mike Fischman (guitar, fiddle, harmonica).

Feb. 28 - Lemon Merengue; Mary Wesley; Avenue X: Christopher Jacoby, Ross Harriss (guitar, piano, mandolin, accordian, sax).

Mar. 28 - Pie Medley; Paul Wilde; Dogtown: Becky Miller, Norb Spencer, Tom Randall (fiddle, guitar, piano, mando, accordion).

April - CANCELLED (due to NEFFA Festival Mansfield, MA)

May 23 - Apple; Elwood Donnolly; French Connection: Deck Neiforth, Dan Lanier, Mike Fischman (guitar, fiddle, harmonica)

June 27 - Strawberry Rhubarb; Don Heinold; Jeff Kaufman: Rick Kaufman, Stephen Thomforde, Kira Triebergs (piano, cello, winds, fiddle).

Mystic Contra Dance

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 8:00 pm
Mystic Contra Dance;

Community

Frohsinn Hall, 54 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT , 06355

Contra dancing is informal, active and fun. You can learn to dance in 15 minutes--beginner's workshop at 7:45, plus the caller teaches all the dances. Dancers may be from 8 to 80 years old. Monthly dances are held on 4th Saturdays. Singles and beginners welcome. Wear cool, comfortable clothes. $10 at door ($5 students, $2 children).

Education/Lectures

Education/Lectures

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

Otis Library will be hosting the series "Invisible Ink: A Year of Notable but Neglected Fiction." This one-year book club series, sponsored by Otis Library and beginning in February 2015, will explore four extraordinary American authors whose work, because of marketplace decisions or changes in taste, is now little read or remembered. Discussions will be led by individuals familiar with both the authors and the context in which they wrote.
The series will begin on Saturday, February 28, at 1:00 p.m. with Tongues of Flame, a 1985 collection of short stories by Alabama writer Mary Ward Brown (1917-2013). Tongues of Flame received critical acclaim when it was released in 1985 and earned the author a PEN/Hemingway Award from PEN New England and an Alabama Author Award from the Alabama Library Association in 1987. This program will be presented by Edward Derr, Adjunct Instructor of History and Sociology and coordinator of the ConnCAS Educational Success Program at Three Rivers Community College, and Otis volunteer Elanah Sherman. Ms. Sherman has done extensive research on Brown and will share photographs from a recent trip to the author's hometown. She will address Brown's literary points of departure from other Southern writers of her generation.
Copies of the book Tongues of Flame are available at the front desk. An oral version of the book will be available upon request. For more information, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128. This program is sponsored by The Edward and Mary Lord Community Speaker Series.

Fairs/Festivals

Country Glen Apartments Winter Bazaar

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 9:00 am
Country Glen Apartments Winter Bazaar;

Fairs/Festivals

Country Glen Apartments Clubhouse, 600 Meridian Street Extension, Groton, CT , 06340

Over 25 vendors including local crafters, businesses and non-profit organizations. Open to the public, free to attend!!!! 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Kids/Family

-Saturday In Stonington - Sticker Day

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 10:30 am

Kids/Family

The Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington, CT , 06378

Drop by the Children's Room at the Stonington Free Library and have some fun with our sticker collection. For more information, call 860-535-0658.

-Zumba Kids ages 3-10

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 11:30 am

Kids/Family

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

Dance your way to a healthy body and positive outlook! Katie Sandberg will lead us in this popular activity. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Registration is requested. Registration begins February 1st. This program is sponsored by the Norwich Recreation Department. For ages 3 – 10.

Misc. Events

High Hopes Film Festival- HASTANS PA HOVDALA

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 4:00 pm
High Hopes Film Festival- HASTANS PA HOVDALA;

Misc. Events

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, In, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme,, CT , 06371

HÅSTDANS PÅ HOVDALA to be shown Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 4:00pm.
Håstdans på Hovdala is a film about a unique creation process. In July 2013, the American dance company, The Equus Projects, spent three weeks in a Swedish forest creating an evening length theatre work that brought together four dancers, four horses and a cast of Swedish performers with autism. Filmmaker David Fishel follows the progression of the creation process, the equine training, and the deepening connection that develops between the human and equine performers. The film premiered at Lincoln Center in February 2013.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://youtu.be/De1TMq2l1m0

Misc. Events

, , East Lyme, CT

The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation in co-operation with the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce a new project to raise funds for the support of the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and other projects of the Trust. They are offering sponsors a commemorative tree program- TREES FOR TOMORROW- which will make available commemorative trees to be placed in public spaces in East Lyme.

Trees can be donated to commemorate a birth, wedding, graduation, etc. They can also honor a loved one or a special event. This is a chance to use the resonating power of trees to create a lasting, living memorial that will provide scenic beauty and contribute to a healthy ecosystem.

Sponsors may choose to locate a tree at Cini Park, McCook Point Park, Bridebrook Park, The Samuel Smith House, The Smith-Harris House, The East Lyme Library Courtyard, or East Lyme Town Hall. A contribution of $600 for a tree will cover the cost of the tree, planting, an 8”x4” plaque, a base, and a water bag to assist in the stabilization of the tree.

Planting will take place in the spring and fall of 2015. The first phase will offer 25 trees for planting in the various locations chosen by the Tree Warden and the East Lyme Parks and Rec. Department. Since the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation is a non-profit 401c, contributions are tax deductible.

June Hoye is the chairperson for the project in partnership with Dave Putnam, the Director of Parks and Recreation. Her committee includes Carol Marelli and Bill Rinowski-administration, and Pat and Jack Lewis, who will assist in Publicity.

Application forms will be available at: East Lyme Town Hall, East Lyme Parks and Rec., East Lyme Library, and the E.L. Book Barn. They also can be found on the Trust web-site: www.publictrustfoundation.org

Stage/Theater

"The Wizard of Oz"

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 7:00 pm

Stage/Theater

Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, 53 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

student performance; also Sat.; $8; gladdl@region18.org.

Editor's Pick

U.S. Coast Guard Cadets stage "The Addams Family"

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 7:30 pm

Stage/Theater

U.S. Coast Guard Academy - Leamy Hall Auditorium, 15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

tickets are $12 and available at the door; (860) 444-8472.

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