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February 26

A total of 23 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

7:00 pm

Life and Art in a Time of War

Life and Art in a Time of War; Norwich Free Academy - Slater Auditorium, 305 Broadway St, Norwich, CT

— Norwich Free Academy’s Sidney E. Frank Center of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, 305 Broadway, Norwich; of furniture and memorabilia by the late designer Aaron Rosenstreich; through Feb. 28; noon-2 p.m. weekdays and by appointment Sat.; (860) 425-5741.

10:00 am

Young at Art

Young at Art; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

"Young At Art" gives children and teens the opportunity to hang their artwork in a professional gallery setting among the work of their peers. The exhibition is sponsored by Dominion, Steamboat Inn and the family of Lil Maxwell.

11:00 am

Annual Members Show and Gil Boro Solo Sculpture Exhibition

Annual Members Show and Gil Boro Solo Sculpture Exhibition; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

The Mystic Arts Center (MAC) opens their Annual Members Show featuring a solo sculpture exhibit by artist Gil Boro.

The Annual Members Show features a variety of creative artwork in all mediums from Mystic Arts Center members.

Gilbert V. Boro is a sculptor, architect and international design consultant. Boro's work has earned numerous awards over the years and has been exhibited in galleries, art centers, public art venues and private collections in the U.S. and Europe.

9:00 am

“Contemporary Art from the Latin World”

Connecticut College, Charles Shain Library, New London, CT , 06320

An exhibit of items in the permanent collection of the Latin Network for the Visual Arts, a local nonprofit organization that seeks to enrich the community through exposure to contemporary art from countries where Romance languages are spoken. This diverse exhibition features paintings, photography and sculpture from artists in Spain, Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Peru. There will be a talk and reception on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 4:15 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Department of History.

9:00 am

"Winter at the Shore" Art Show

studio33, 140 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06360

Studio 33 presents “Winter on the Shore”, a collective group of area artist’s work-photography, oils, watercolors, mixed media and acrylics. The exhibition includes the work of the late Robert Hauschild – lighthouses on bricks and lighthouse watercolors. This show runs through March 21.

Gallery hours: Tues, Wed, Fri 9 – 5, Thurs 9 – 7, Sat 10 – 3.

Community

10:00 am

Park City Pride Alumni Drum Corps February Rehearsal

Park City Pride Alumni Drum Corps February Rehearsal; City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St., Bridgeport, CT

The Park City Pride Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps will hold its next monthly rehearsal on Sunday Feb. 26th, 10am to 5pm at the City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St., Bridgeport, CT.
After completing the new opener, " Pride of Sinatra ", at the highly successful January rehearsal, Frank Dorritie (brass arranger) and John Oddo (percussion arranger) will be in attendance to enhance and polish this three minute production.
Several new faces were at the last session and there are still openings in all sections of the corps and color guard.
Anyone from anywhere is welcome to join, sit in or just stop by to say hello at the monthly camps or at weekly rehearsals every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm at the Annex.

PARK CITY PRIDE
Entertaining for the Fun of It !

theparkcitypride.org or visit us on Facebook

8:00 am

Safe Boating Class

Safe Boating Class; Stonington Community Center, 28 Cutler Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

The Stonington Community Center is once again hosting a Safe Boating Course with Boat Coach USA. This one day course will take place on Sunday, February 26th from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This course will meet all requirements set forth by the State of Connecticut for Boating/ Jet Ski license. Connecticut boaters must obtain a Safe Boating Certificate to operate on the waterways. The course is $70.00 a person and is good for ages 13 and up. For questions or to register for tis course please contact the COMO at 860 535-2476.

Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., new LOndon, CT

a collection of inspiring mountain films; part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour; $15; (860) 388-6585, www.northcove.com.

3:00 pm

Chester Celebrates Its "Characters"

Chester Meetinghouse, Goose Hill Rd, Chester, CT , 06412

The Chester Historical Society will present another in its series of free programs about the colorful "characters" who have called Chester home for their family and their business. This winter's "Characters of Chester" will feature: Harry Archambault, the founder of Archambault Insurance Agency; Shirley Miceli, the pharmacist and owner of Chester Pharmacy; Robbie Collomore, the owner of Robbie’s store; John Dengler, owner of Dengler’s Service Station; Jim Grote, Chester Hose Co. chief and fire marshal; and John Zanardi, the original proprietor of John Zanardi Oil Co., Inc. Come learn the history of what made Chester such a special place to live and work. As with all Chester Historical Society programs, audience participation is encouraged. Light refreshments will be served.

10:30 am

Labyrinth Blessing and Open Walk

Labyrinth Blessing and Open Walk; Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT , 06357

a blessing and open walk to celebrate the acquisition of a new 24 foot portable labyrinth; “Rediscovering the Labyrinth” will be screened at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.; all welcome; free; (860) 739-6208.

5:00 pm

Steve & Jeanne Sigel to Receive Lifetime of Community Service Award

Coast Guard Acedemy Alumni Center, 47 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT , 06320

Steve and Jeanne Sigel have been selected by the Kiwanis Club of New London as the 2012 recipients of the club’s Lifetime of Community Service Award. The Sigel’s will be feted at a dinner in their honor at the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Center on Sunday , February 26th at 5pm with entertainment provided by the Academy’s Glee Club. The cost of the dinner is $50/person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Sigel’s charity which is PACE: Partners, Arts, Community & Education. To reserve a seat, please mail your check to Kiwanis Club of New London, PO Box 333, New London, CT 06320. If you would like more information, place an ad in the program book or to make a donation in the Sigel’s honor, please contact Jim Sylvester at 860.442.2683 ext 10.

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT

a quirky combo of music and theater, will be performed by Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra and, if you’ve got restless kids who need an outlet for their musical creativity, there is also a free children’s workshop before the concert at 3 p.m.; $25; $20 for CBSRZ members and $10 for children under 16; refreshments served. Reservations should be made on the CBSRZ website, www.cbsrz.org or by calling (860) 526-8920.

Education/Lectures

3:00 pm

Learn How To Prevent Bullying Part 2

Ledyard Congregational Church, 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT , 06339

Workshops on preventing bullying sponsored by Women's Center of Southeastern CT & Ledyard Congregational Church. "Stop it, Bull" geared toward grades 3-6; "Healthy Relationships" geared toward teens; "How do you Communicate with Your Teens?" geared toward adults
FREE, but space limited. Please register ahead.

8:00 am

GUILFORD-Mineral Display

GUILFORD-Mineral Display; Guilford Town Hall- Display Case, 31 Park Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

There will be a display of "Colorful Minerals From Around the World" at the Town Hall, Guilford, from Feb.1 to Feb.29.

2:00 pm

BRANFORD-Audubon Film: Mad City Chickens

BRANFORD-Audubon Film: Mad City Chickens; Blackstone Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT , 06405

Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen or an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge—and even a mad professor and giant hen taking to the streets—it’s a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom.

10:00 am

PCDIGIMAGE: Introduction to Digital Imaging

PCDIGIMAGE: Introduction to Digital Imaging; Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, 84 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Instructor: Morgan Page
Sundays, Feb 26-Mar 25, 2012, 10am - 1pm, This course is a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Photoshop and
Illustrator. File management, editing and designing raster images as well as vector graphics, and efficient design are some of the main topics outlined in the course.

Music

4:00 pm

Organ Concert with Kevin Jones

Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly, RI

music of J.S. Bach, Nikolaus Bruhns, Hugo Distler, and Anton Heiller; followed by reception; freewill offerings are welcomed; (401) 596-0197.

4:00 pm

The South Church Chamber Society

South Church, 90 Main Street, New Britain, CT , 06051

The Music Series at South Church, 90 Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut, will present The South Church Chamber Society with pianist David Westfall and The Colorado String Quartet on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM. The Colorado Quartet will play Laura Kaminsky’s Transformations (Quartet #1) and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 18 #6. They will be joined by David Westfall for Johannes Brahms’ magnificent Piano Quintet in F Minor. The concert marks the tenth anniversary concert of the South Church Chamber Music Society. The Colorado String Quartet has been praised by critics for their “amazing mix of individual and ensemble musicianship” and their “cohesion, grace, and complete understanding of the music.” A reception follows. Free-will donation.

6:30 pm

MADISON-Solas in Concert

MADISON-Solas in Concert; North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd, Madison, , 06443

Widely considered to be the world's standard-bearer in Irish music, Solas is quite simply one of the world's finest bands, regardless of category. They will be releasing their latest project at the show, their E.P. entitled "Shamrock City," which is a musical documentary of the early settling of Butte, Montana by Irish miners. Come see what the Washington Post considers "The world's finest Celtic band."

Nature/Outdoors

1:00 pm

ESSEX-EagleWatch Boat Tours

ESSEX-EagleWatch Boat Tours; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street , Essex, CT , 06426

Learn the amazing story of the Bald Eagle and get an up-close view of wintering Bald Eagles and other birds of prey aboard Enviro-lab III, a 65-foot modern research vessel, departing from the Connecticut River Museum’s docks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from February 3 through March 11. Museum Educators will provide narration while passengers can enjoy viewing from the heated cabin or outside deck area. Binoculars are provided along with free coffee and free admission to the Connecticut River Museum featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit. Advance reservations strongly suggested. Please call 860-767-8269.

9:00 am

HADDAM-RiverQuest Eagle Watch/Winter Cruises

HADDAM-RiverQuest Eagle Watch/Winter Cruises; RiverQuest, Eagle Landing State Park, 1 Marine Park, Haddam, CT , 06438

RiverQuest and Connecticut Audubon embark on their Annual Eagle Watch/Winter Cruises during February and March 2012. Bring your winter spirit and join us aboard RiverQuest as we cruise the lower Connecticut River in search of eagles, hawks, ducks, seals, and other winter wildlife. RiverQuest has a heated, enclosed cabin; dress warmly so you can enjoy the beauty and solitude of the river on our open decks. Listen and observe as seasoned, experienced naturalists identify our local wildlife and other points of interest. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Complimentary coffee/tea.

2-hour cruise, Feb. 11 thru March 18; Sat/Sun 9am & 11:30am & 2pm, Thurs 10am & 1pm

Tickets: $40 per person. No children under eight years old, please.

Sports

9:30 am

Whaling City Bench Press and Dead Lift Contest

The Strike Zone, 367 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06320

Joe Mugovero and his famous Breakfast Club return to action with a bench press and dead lift contest at the Strike Zone Gym in New London. This event is open to all competitors, from top lifters to athletes competing for the first time.
Joe, who has been promoting "Strong Man" and grip strength contests in recent years, hopes for a good turnout in what may be the first of many contests held in the future.
"The Strong Man" competition, as seen on TV, takes specized training to compete, but many athletes use the bench press and dead lift in their regular workout routines in the gym. This event gives many local lifters a chance to see where they stand against other lifters in their weight class" said Joe. For further information, contact Joe at (860)447-8813 or e-mail him at Josmgv@aol.com

Stage/Theater

7:30 pm

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Leamy Hall, US Coast Guard Academy , 15 Mohegan Ave. , New London; , CT

USCGA Cadet Music Department presents the Broadway musical; also Sun.; $10 reserved seating; (860) 444-8472.

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