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February 1

A total of 40 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT

the original artwork of James Gurney, the author and illustrator of Dinotopia, an illustrated book series that tells the story of an island where humans and sentient dinosaurs live together in harmony.
On view through February 2, the exhibition brings together paintings from Gurney’s well-loved books A Land Apart From Time, The World Beneath, Journey to Chandara, and First Flight, along with sketches and maquettes from Gurney’s studio. Dinosaur specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, including a Deinonychus skull and a Tyrannosaurus tooth, will complement the paintings and illuminate the science behind Gurney’s art. Related events throughout the months

1:00 pm

Permutations Exhibit by Jasper Goodrich

Permutations Exhibit by Jasper Goodrich; the orison project, 8 Railroad Ave, Building #7, The Witch Hazel Complex, Essex, CT , 06426

the orison project, a contemporary art gallery located in The Witch Hazel Complex in Essex, Ct. presents Permutations, a show of three dimensional work by Jasper Goodrich opening Feb.1st.

Artist Reception Friday, Feb. 1, 6-8pm, Free.
Artist Talk Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6pm, Free.
Exhibit runs Feb. 1-March 16, Wed.-Sat. 1-5pm, Free.


Title: "Bent"
Medium: Cast Bronze
Size: 15 in x 20 in x 13.5 in
May 2011

5:00 pm

Artist Reception for View of the Past

Reynolds Fine Art, 96 Orange Street, New Haven, CT

6:00 pm

Artist Reception: Jasper Goodrich

Building #7 of the Witch Hazel Complex, 8 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT

The Orison Project.

5:00 pm

Opening Reception for The French Connection in CT

Chester Village West, 317 W. Main Street, Chester, CT

6:00 pm

Artist Reception for Permutations by Jasper Goodrich

Artist Reception for Permutations by Jasper Goodrich; the orison project, 8 Railroad Ave, Building #7, The Witch Hazel Complex, Essex, CT , 06426

the orison project, a contemporary art gallery located in The Witch Hazel Complex in Essex, Ct. presents Permutations, a show of three dimensional work by Jasper Goodrich opening Feb.1st.

Artist Reception Friday, Feb. 1, 6-8pm, Free.
Artist Talk Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6pm, Free.
Exhibit runs Feb. 1-March 16, Wed.-Sat. 1-5pm, Free.

Title: "Landscape Painting"
Dimensions: 22.5 in x 18.5 in x .75 in
Medium: Cast Iron
Year: 2010

6:00 pm

First Fridays

First Fridays; Reliance House Gallery, 40 Broadway, Norwich, , 06360

Savant artist, Esther Brokaw, seen on Better Connecticut with Scott Haney, will be featuring her art exhibit, Regrowth & Rebirth.
Esther recently returned from an exhibit in Seattle and is thrilled to be showing in a local gallery close to her home.

Event Details:
Reliance House Gallery
40 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360
February 1, 2013
6 – 9 pm

The Norwich Art Center will also have a featured artist and live music starting at 8:00 pm in the Donald Oat Theater, 60 Broadway, Norwich, Ct.

Author Events

7:30 pm

THE BIG BOOK CLUB GETAWAY AT MOHEGAN SUN RESORT

THE BIG BOOK CLUB GETAWAY AT MOHEGAN SUN RESORT; Mohegan Sun Resort, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT , 06382

Laura Vianna, a book club expert and blogger from Reading Group Choices, Chester, MD, is a featured panelist in The Big Book Club Getaway. Vianna will present innovative ideas for book clubs to expand beyond the traditional living room reading group on The Big Book Club Share panel. The panel discussion will cover the topic, "Expand and Enliven Your Book Club". Reading Group Choices is the leading developer of resources to enhance shared reading experiences. More than 40 renowned authors and presenters will converge to discuss their work.

5:00 pm

The Big Book Club Getaway - Feb 1-2, 2013

The Big Book Club Getaway - Feb 1-2, 2013; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT , 06382

More than 40 bestselling and award-winning authors and presenters will converge at Mohegan Sun on February 1-2, 2013 for The Big Book Club Getaway, which will benefit The Alzheimer’s Association.

Register today!

www.thebigbookclub.org
https://www.facebook.com/TheBigBookClubGetaway

5:00 pm

The Big Book Club Getaway

The Big Book Club Getaway; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

More than 40 bestselling and award-winning authors and presenters will converge at Mohegan Sun on Feb 1-2, 2013 for The Big Book Club Getaway, which will benefit The Alzheimer’s Association. Speakers include Yale Professor Carlos Eire, a winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction; Leeza Gibbons, talk show host, author and philanthropist; Brad Meltzer, #1 bestselling political suspense author and host of the History Channel TV show “Decoded;” Tess Gerritsen, creator of the Rizzoli & Isles series on TNT; Patricia Schultz, author of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” and several other renowned writers and experts. The event is sponsored by Mohegan Sun, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and CT Humanities, and coproduced by Essex Books and LaFrancois Marketing Consultants of Old Saybrook.

Community

12:00 pm

Al-anon

Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument St., , CT

7:00 pm

Black History Film Festival: Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed

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

Contact: Ellen Paul 860-447-1411
Celebrate Black History Month with the Library's Fourth Annual Black History Month Film Festival held in partnership with Lonnie Braxton and Kente Cultural Center.

Our first film is: Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed. A documentary based on Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's run for President. Learn more here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388835/

No registration necessary. Refreshments will be provided.
Location: Community Room

8:45 am

Gentle Yoga, Fridays, O. Saybrook

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

8:45-9:45 a.m., $5 per class; wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat; Friday mornings; (860) 388-1611.

6:30 pm

Saint Clare Church Ziti Dinner

Saint Clare Church hall, 235 Coe Avenue, East Haven, CT

Benefits the church's homeless cooking ministry.

Black Women in Film; New London Public Library, 63 Huntington St, New London, CT , 06320

presented by Kente Cultural Center and the library present; Attorney Lonnie Braxton II provides the films and commentary featuring black women actresses; free; (860) 444-1955.

7:00 am

Waterford Senior Services, Feb. 1, Waterford

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

10:30 a.m., tap dance; noon, hearty moves, duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., quilting; 1:15 p.m., pickleball; (860) 444-5839.

12:30 pm

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Receive a coupon for free appetizer or dessert from Chili’s.

9:30 am

Overeaters Anonymous

First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic, CT

Kids/Family

6:15 pm

Lullabye Night

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

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library will host Lullaby Nights with Eleanor Robinson on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 PM in the Community Room. This free program will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013; Tuesday, February 5, 2013; and Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Miss Eleanor will sing lullabies and play stringed instruments for children ages birth to five and their families. She will provide percussive instruments for the families gathered. Children are welcome to come in jammies – favorite stuffed animals are welcome too! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Library at 860-434-1684.



Eleanor Robinson has taught music and movement classes for over a decade in libraries, nursery schools, community centers, and churches. She has performed in classic rock and bluegrass bands. She is the owner of Sweet Beats.



This program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 2 Library Lane, off Lyme Street. Winter hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10 AM to 7 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM. For more information, call 860-434-1684 or visit www.oldlyme.lioninc.org to register.

10:00 am

19th Annual Holiday Train Show

19th Annual Holiday Train Show; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The family-friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex for its nineteenth year of fun for all ages. Train artist Steve Cryan has worked his magic again with more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the very young can get hands-on at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart. Sponsored by Liberty Bank, The Safety Zone and Valley Courier, the exhibit runs through February 10, 2013.

3:30 pm

Crafts

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

Children will come to the Library afterschool to make a themed craft. This event is free and materials will be provided. CrAfter School is for children in grades three through five; 860-434-1684

9:00 am

Give Kids a Smile - Old Saybrook

Give Kids a Smile - Old Saybrook; Community Health Center of Old Saybrook, 263 Main Street #202, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

The Community Health Center of Old Saybrook will be hosting “Give Kids a Smile” day on Friday, February 1st, 2013.

“Give Kids a Smile” day events provide free dental care for kids without dental insurance.

Dental services include:
Cleanings, exams, sealants, fillings, fluoride treatments, screenings, and dental education.

Contact us for more information or to make an appointment!

3:30 pm

Knifty Knitters

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

school age children knit or learn to knit; free; (860) 447-1411.

10:15 am

Preschool Storytime ages 3-5 (Mornings)

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

Children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft while their grownups wait outside in the Children’s Room. For ages 3 – 5. Space is limited; register beginning January 14th. This program is sponsored by a grant from People’s United Bank.

Crafty Kids

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

children must be able to use scissors; free; (860) 447-1411, ext. 4.

Misc. Events

8:00 pm

Fashion in the Ballroom

Crocker House Ballroom, 35 Union Street, New London, CT

7:00 pm

Film Screening: The Phantom of the Opera

Trinity Church, Corner of Temple St. and Chapel St., New Haven, CT

Free popcorn. Donation: $15 ($10 for children).

Music

7:30 pm

A2Z

Penny Lane Pub, 150 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

7:30 pm

A to Z

Penny Lane Pub, 150 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

9:00 pm

U.H.F.

La Luna Ristorante, 168 North Man Street, Branford, CT

7:30 am

Masterpieces of the Romantic and Modern Eras

Masterpieces of the Romantic and Modern Eras; Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Department of Music presents “Masterpieces of the Romantic and Modern Eras,” a concert featuring chamber performances by music faculty and guest performers. The program explores the rich musical time period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” for string sextet, Debussy’s “Danses Sacrée et Profane” for harp and string quartet, Messiaen’s song cycle “Poèmes pour Mi” for soprano and piano, and Revueltas’s “Homenaje a Federico García Lorca,” which was written for eleven performers on the occasion of Lorca’s death.

7:30 pm

-"Masterpieces of the Romantic and Modern Eras"

- Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT , 06320

The Connecticut College Department of Music presents “Masterpieces of the Romantic and Modern Eras,” a concert featuring chamber performances by music faculty and guest performers. The program explores the rich musical time period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” for string sextet, Debussy’s “Danses Sacrée et Profane” for harp and string quartet, Messiaen’s song cycle “Poèmes pour Mi” for soprano and piano, and Revueltas’s “Homenaje a Federico García Lorca,” which was written for eleven performers on the occasion of Lorca’s death.

8:00 pm

'Music at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello'

Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllye Avenue, Middletown, CT

Cost: $24 (discounts for seniors, staff, and students).

5:00 pm

Take Action Tour 2013 The Used

The Webster, 31 Webster STreet, Hartford, CT

7:00 pm

Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood

Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave, Westerly, RI

7:30 pm

Holographic Sound Healing Concert

Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Street, Gulford, CT , 06437

Concert with Randeane Tetu.Call 860.345-4226 for more information $10.00 donation The benefits of voice and quartz crystal bowl holographic sound stimulate healing at a very deep level. Simply by listening, you’ll experience the benefits for clearing, balancing and uplifting your entire energy system.

5:30 pm

First Friday: Giacomo Gates

First Friday: Giacomo Gates; New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT , 06052

Lovers of authentic jazz will be immersed in the tradition of the genre's masters when they enjoy the music of jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates. Accompanied by pianist Kent Hewitt, Gates combines traditional techniques with contemporary lyrical stylings. Tastings by the Whinstone Tavern, Onyx Spirits and Savvy Tea Gourmet.

Ignite a passion for life-drawing at Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School drawing extravaganza with live model Lily la Vamp.

6:30 pm

Acoustic Basement Tour

The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

For all ages. Cost: $15 ($13 in advance).

Nature/Outdoors

1:00 pm

EagleWatch and Winter Wildlife Boat Cruises

EagleWatch and Winter Wildlife Boat Cruises; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, , 06426

Get an up-close view of wintering Bald Eagles and other winter wildlife on the Connecticut River aboard Project Oceanology’s 65-foot Enviro-lab III with heated cabin and plenty of free coffee. Expeditions depart on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for a 1.5 hour tour with CRM educators and naturalist. Learn why this once endangered species is back and thriving in the lower Connecticut River Valley and take in the Eagles of Essex exhibit once back at the Museum. All plus use of binoculars is included in each boat tour ticket.

Friday departures at 1:00 pm
Saturday& Sunday departures at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Call for advance reservations. All departures subject to weather. No one under the age of six permitted on board.

Religion

7:00 pm

MADISON-Taize Prayer for Peace

MADISON-Taize Prayer for Peace; Mercy Center at Madison, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT , 06443

All are invited to gather at Mercy Center for a contemplative prayer experience in the tradition of the Taize community. Simple chanting, a reading from Scripture, and candelight will shape our communal prayer and Lyons Chapel into a place of tranquility in an often chaotic world. Join us as we pray for peace in the world, in our families, and in our own hearts.

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