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Art Exhibits/Openings

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

Generously loaned by a private collector, the exhibition Drawn from a Private Collection focuses on drawings by renowned American artists from Winslow Homer to Fred Wilson. Ranging in date from 1880–2009, the works exhibit an array of subjects and styles in the development of the drawing medium in American art. For the majority of the artists represented in this exhibition, this is the first time that their art has ever been shown by the Museum. Curated by Executive Director George G. King, this exhibition marks an important step in our efforts to renew and underscore this organization’s contribution to American art. Timed to coincide with the launching of the new name, Mystic Museum of Art, the project also reaffirms our commitment to the greater creative community. By organizing exhibitions of this stature, we also demonstrate our intention to amplify our cultural leadership role not only in Southeastern Connecticut, but to a greater regional and national audience.

On view January 15– April 9

Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

Generously loaned by a private collector, the exhibition Drawn from a Private Collection focuses on drawings by renowned American artists from Winslow Homer to Fred Wilson. Ranging in date from 1880–2009, the works exhibit an array of subjects and styles in the development of the drawing medium in American art. For the majority of the artists represented in this exhibition, this is the first time that their art has ever been shown by the Museum. Curated by Executive Director George G. King, this exhibition marks an important step in our efforts to renew and underscore this organization’s contribution to American art. Timed to coincide with the launching of the new name, Mystic Museum of Art, the project also reaffirms our commitment to the greater creative community. By organizing exhibitions of this stature, we also demonstrate our intention to amplify our cultural leadership role not only in Southeastern Connecticut, but to a greater regional and national audience.

On view January 15– April 9

Black & White Theme Show

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 11:00 am
Black & White Theme Show;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

This year, our annual juried show theme will be “Black & White,” open to the artists interpretation.

40th Student Exhibition

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 5:00 pm
40th Student Exhibition;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts , 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

on view February 5 - April 2, 2016
Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Opening Reception on Friday, February 5, , 5 to 7 pm
Painting by Melissa Johnson, Senior

Photo-Op: A Mix of Eclectic Local Photographers

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

Art Exhibits/Openings

Westerly Library, 44 Broad St, Westerly, RI , 02891

Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Wednesday
Hoxie Gallery, Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly
A group show of works by selected local photographers. Through Feb. 27. Hours 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; (401) 596-2877,

Pam Erickson

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 5:00 pm
Pam Erickson;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Gallery 31•47, 45 Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Recently opened Gallery 31•47 on Main St. Chester will be featuring the mixed media sculpture work of Pam Erickson, most recent abstract paintings by Matson Vollers and the latest found object assemblages and sculptures from William Vollers. Exhibit runs thru Feb. 28th.
Gallery 31•47 is located at 45 Main Street, Chester.

Join us for the Opening Reception
Friday January 29th 5PM - 8:30

Community

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Community

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

Narcotics Anonymous, Saturdays, Noank

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

Community

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT

7 p.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.

Education/Lectures

Portrait and Figure Drawing with Jack Montmeat

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am
Portrait and Figure Drawing with Jack Montmeat;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

This class will feature one pose per class. The first class will have a portrait model, the next a figure model, with each week alternating, and ending in a two week portrait pose. A variety of models will be featured, and any media is welcome. Drawing concepts covered will include placement of the subject on the page, the block-in, proportions, measuring, likeness, lighting, line quality, as well as discussions on drawing the features of the face. Basic anatomical terms will be given to strengthen work. All levels welcome. To register for this class, please contact Jack at jwmontmeat@hotmail.com

Art Is with Joann Ballinger

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:00 am
Art Is with Joann Ballinger;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Come join this friendly monitored painting group. Paint or draw from a live model in a relaxed atmosphere every Thursday. This figure painting group is for artists who can work without formal instruction, in the medium of their choice, and who can benefit working from a live model. Poses are a mixture of gesture, 20 and 40 minutes.

Please contact Joann at joannballinger@sbcglobal.net to register.

Instructor Bio: Joann Ballinger is a well-known pastel artist who was educated at the prestigious Norwich Art School at the Norwich Free Academy. She exhibits in Connecticut’s Art Cellar and Mystic Maritime Gallery as well as Massachusetts’ and Rhode Island’s Eisenhauer and Lily Pad Galleries. She has work in corporate and private collections around the world. Joann is also an award-winning member of the Pastel Society of America, and she has been featured in local and national magazines such as Connecticut and The Pastel Journal.

Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting with Jack Montmeat;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build foundations that will be profoundly reflected in your art. Please contact Jack at jwmontmeat@hotmail.com to schedule lessons.

Instructor Bio: Jack Montmeat is an award-winning local portrait painter and illustrator with a studio in East Lyme, CT. Jack grew up in Old Lyme, and began taking classes at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts as a teenager.

After receiving his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio in 2002, as well as studying in Paris and Florence, he began painting portraits full-time. Jack has received many awards for his portraiture, including winning first place in the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists “Faces of Spring 2007” exhibition which was juried by renowned portrait artist Aaron Shikler.

Jack is a three time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He also recently received a Stobart Fellowship which enabled him to study independently in the museums of Paris. Jack has been teaching drawing and painting as well as monitoring at the Lyme Art Association since 2002. Jack is also an illustrator for Major League Baseball.

Instructor Website: www.jackmontmeat.com

Pastels

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

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Open to all artists, all levels, interested in learning the basics while developing their own artistic style. Work may be developed from still life or landscape of your preference. To register for this class, please contact Joann directly at (860) 886-0366 or joannballinger@sbcglobal.net

Using FamilySearch.org

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:30 am

Education/Lectures

Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT , 06457

Join us for Genealogy Club as Bryna O'Sullivan presents on UsingFamilySearch.org. This free website offers online access to numerous records, hints on learning about new areas or ethnic groups, and more. Participants will have time after the lecture to explore the Library. Please bring a laptop. Genealogy Club is free to Godfrey Premium members or $10 a session

Fluid Watercolor or Acrylics – You Pick the Medium!;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Robert Noreika shares his signature “fluid” painting method. Students are invited to work in either watercolor or acrylic, and will experience Robert’s relaxed teaching approach, which has been enjoyed by many students and professional artists through the years. Robert has an incredible ability to spontaneously see the big picture and transfer it onto paper by assessing different values and colors to create a painting, not an illustration. Students will learn to take the essence of the subject and transform it into a pleasing painting, while achieving strong, cohesive value patterns with interesting shapes. Using simple palette combinations along the journey, the group will work creatively from still life setups, outdoors in good weather, and photographs. Students of all levels, including beginners, will enjoy working with Robert in a structured and accommodating, yet humorous and fun atmosphere.

Instructor Bio: Robert Noreika is a prominent painter whose work hangs in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Robert’s passion for art is matched by a natural talent to paint a wide variety of subjects, highlighted by expressive coastal scenes, intimate woodland pictorials and seasonal treks through the countryside. He has illustrated magazine editorials and seven books; the latest, Marsh Morning is now available in book stores.

Robert is an Elected Artist member of the Lyme Art Association, Signature Member of the National Casein and Acrylic Society, a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, as well as a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Robert’s work is represented in numerous galleries and he is a popular instructor and lecturer throughout New England. He has received numerous regional and national awards, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art. To register, please contact Bob directly at robertnoreikaart@aol.com or (860) 563-2787

** NO CLASS MARCH 8 **

Evening Figure Drawing with Jack Montmeat

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 6:00 pm
Evening Figure Drawing with Jack Montmeat;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

This class will feature one pose each class, with a variety of models featured. This session will focus on strategies for setting up a good figure drawing in a long pose format. Concepts covered will include: placement of the figure on the page, proportion, measuring, block-ins, line quality, as well as light and shade. Basic anatomical terms will be be given to strengthen work. All levels welcome. Please contact Jack at jwmontmeat@hotmail or (860) 447-3240 to register.

Kids/Family

Saturday Story Time

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 1:00 am

Kids/Family

New London Public Library, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

Join us for an all ages story time about the library! This program is free and no registration is required.

Take Your Child To The Library Day

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

Kids/Family

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Join us at the Waterford Public Library on Saturday, February 6 to celebrate the fifth annual ‘Take Your Child to the Library Day.’ There will be a fun craft from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 10:00 am
Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 6, Groton;

Kids/Family

The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

10 a.m.-3 p.m., children and their families can make a penguin craft to take home. Stop by for cookies and a cup of hot cocoa, or strike a pose in our “photo booth”. Kids can complete our library scavenger hunt and choose a free book to keep. Browse the library museum or sign up for a library card (bring proof of Groton residency and photo I.D.). Get in on the fun! For more information call the library at 860-445-0392.

Take Your Child to the Library Day is a grass-roots event first suggested by Nadine Lipman, Children’s Librarian at the Waterford Public Library, with over 100 libraries in the state and beyond currently participating. The Connecticut State Library is co-sponsoring this event along with the Connecticut Library Consortium and the Connecticut Library Association.

Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton City, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold. The library, celebrating its 125th anniversary this past year, has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens and adults, including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, museum passes and discount tickets. Visit our web page at http://www.billmemorial.org , follow us on Twitter at @billmemorial or find us on Facebook at Bill Memorial Library.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 10:00 am
 Take Your Child to the Library Day;

Kids/Family

Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, , 06371

The Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library will have crafts, stories, a photo booth and more in the Community Room to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00AM-1:00PM. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, why not stop by the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library with your little one and share what makes the library such a special place? Hear some love-themed stories, make some one-of-a-kind Valentine crafts, take a snapshot in our photo booth, decorate a yummy treat to take home and share your love for the OL-PGN Library with the world on our bulletin board! Don't forget to stop by the Reference Desk and sign up for a library card! Kids of all ages are welcome. Registration is required. All materials will be provided. Visit us at oldlyme.lioninc.org and click on “Children,” then “Programs” or call the Library at (860) 434-1684 to register.

Author Visit: Jason Deeble

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

Kids/Family

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

Author Jason Deeble will appear at Otis Library on “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” The author of the picture book Sir Ryan’s Quest and webcomic Monster Haiku, Mr. Deeble is also an instructor at the Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich. Please register online or at the Front Desk. For all ages

Zentangle Class Grades 5 - 8

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

Kids/Family

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

No art experience is necessary! This is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Anyone can do this because there is no right or wrong way. Topic of class: Zendalas. Register online or by contacting the Front Desk. The class will take place in the Meeting Room. For grades 5 – 8.

Zentangle Class Grades 5 - 8

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

Kids/Family

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

11-1, No art experience is necessary! This is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Anyone can do this because there is no right or wrong way. Register online or by contacting the Front Desk. For grades 5 - 8.

Junior Maker Space with LEGO bricks

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 11:30 am

Kids/Family

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

all ages

R.E.A.D. Therapy Dogs

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

Kids/Family

New London Public Library, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

Come read to certified therapy dogs! Children may bring their own book to read or may borrow one from the library. Please call the library to register for a 15 minute time slot, space is limited.

Take your Child to the Library:  Llamas in the Library!;

Kids/Family

Brainerd Memorial Library, 920 Saybrook Rd, Haddam, CT , 06438

Be on the Look-out for Llamas in the Library!

A trained "Therapy" Llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm will visit Brainerd Memorial Library on "Take your Child to the Library Day."

The event is from 1-2pm on Saturday February 6th.
Please register online or call 860-345-2204.

Meet Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 1:00 pm

Kids/Family

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

Author Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel will appear at Otis Library on “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Ms. Zobel’s latest work, "Wabanaki Blues" is a young adult murder mystery set in New England. In addition to this work, Ms. Zobel will also discuss another work, "Medicine Trail," which features the life and work of her great aunt legendary Mohegan Medicine Women, Dr. Gladys Tantaquidgeon. This program is for students in grades 7 & up. Please register online or at the Front Desk.

Library and Book Signing Event

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 2:00 pm
 Library and Book Signing Event ;

Kids/Family

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

2-4 p.m., "Take Your Child to the Library Day." Join author/illustrator Cindy Samul 2-4pm at the Public Library of New London, where she have an art activity and sign her children's book Snowman Amuck. Books will be available for sale at the event and profits will be donated to the library. The Public Library of New London has fun stuff planned all day. Visit plnl.org for more information.

Misc. Events

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

Misc. Events

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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Music

Editor's Pick

The Coast Guard Band Chamber Players

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 2:00 pm

Music

Park Congregational Church, 283 Broadway, Norwich,

2 p.m., Park Congregational Church, 283 Broadway, Norwich; free; (860) 701-6826.

Stage/Theater

-William Shatner at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 8:00 pm
-William Shatner at Foxwoods Resort Casino;

Stage/Theater

Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

In SHATNER'S WORLD…a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and musical selections in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner's phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner. Join us for an unforgettable evening with an unparalleled performer.

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