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February 9

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Art Exhibits/Openings

5:30 pm

The Tao of Charles Chu

The Tao of Charles Chu; The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank Street, New London, CT , 06382

In honor of the Chinese New Year 2014, THE GALLERY AT FIREHOUSE SQUARE is presenting “The Tao of Charles Chu,” which features the exquisite private collection of New London artist Charles Chu, a master painter and calligrapher know for his sweeping watercolors. These never before seen paintings from Chu’s private family collection make a statement through the wonder of discovery, lyrical beauty, and graceful, gentle brush strokes that evoke a sense of pleasure and peace. Charles Chu was a New London resident for more than 40 years, taught classes at Connecticut College and Yale University, and is renowned for nurturing a true passion for learning in his students. The Tao of Charles Chu opens Thursday, February 6th and runs through Saturday, March 1st.

5:00 pm

Art Tour and Talk

Griswold Inn, 36 Main St, Essex, CT

Reservations required.

11:00 am

-Annual Members Exhibition and David Madacsi Solo Sculpture Exhibition

-Annual Members Exhibition and David Madacsi Solo Sculpture Exhibition; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT , 06355

The Annual Members Exhibition is a non-juried show highlighting the work of Mystic Arts Center members. The Members Exhibition is on view in the Charles Davis Gallery and the Anthony P. Halsey Gallery, and includes works of all media. The Liebig Gallery will feature “Found Objects / Ambiguous Identities”, a solo sculpture exhibition of found object assemblage by David Madacsi. The exhibitions will run from January 17th through March 1st, daily from 11am to 5pm. Opening Reception, “Kindred Spirits” with Courtyard Gallery, will be held on Friday, January 17th, 5:30 – 7:30pm, with a snow date of January 24th.

5:30 pm

Annual Members Exhibition and David Madacsi Solo Sculpture Exhibition

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

The Annual Members Exhibition is a non-juried show highlighting the work of Mystic Arts Center members. The Members Exhibition is on view in the Charles Davis Gallery and the Anthony P. Halsey Gallery, and includes works of all media. The Liebig Gallery will feature “Found Objects / Ambiguous Identities”, a solo sculpture exhibition of found object assemblage by David Madacsi. The exhibitions will run through March 1st, daily from 11am to 5pm.

10:00 am

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of Charles W. Morgan; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, , 06320

Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan through June 5, 2014. The exhibit looks at how whaling, —its myths and reality, risk and reward, —left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

8:00 am

Fiddleheads staff members art show

Fiddleheads staff members art show; Fiddlehheads Food Coop, 13 Broad St, New London, CT , 06320

Fiddleheads staff members art is on display in the Cafe at Fiddleheads Food Coop in downtown New London during January and February. The show includes paintings and prints by Liz Spurr, fabric art by Ellen Anthony, and photographs by Laurie Gorham. For further info and to view or download the exhibition poster: http://fiddleheadsfood.weebly.com/cafe-art.html

6:00 pm

Illustrations of Phantom of the Opera/ Anne Bachelier/ RECEPTION

Illustrations of Phantom of the Opera/ Anne Bachelier/ RECEPTION; Six Summit Gallery, 6 Summit St, Ivoryton , CT , 06442

Our yearly salon show with smaller gift giving works continues with 10 stunning original works by Anne Bachelier.

Anne Bachelier was born in Louvigne du Desert, France. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, La Seyne-Sur-Mer between 1966 and 1970. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Her work is often compared to Goya, Moreau, Magritte, and Fini, and is collected by the Musee de la Poste in Paris. The artist is a member of the Libellule Groupe founded by Lukas Kandi. As a master of line and detail,her metaphysical, dream-like fantasies evoke a gamut of feelings similar to a theatrical performance. Bachelier draws the viewer into beautifully rendered narratives that are both powerful and soothing. Illustrations and books currently available at Six Summit Gallery located across the street from the Ivoryton Playhouse.


9:30 am

'Creating Sacred Space and Peace of Mind for the End of Life'

Temple Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Rd, Madison, CT

registration required

2:00 pm

African American Connecticut Explored, Feb. 9, N.London

Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St., New London, CT

2 p.m., a new book published by Wesleyan University Press; presented by essayist Elisabeth Petry and editor Elizabeth Normen; $15; $10 for NLMS members & students with valid ID; call for reservations (860) 447-2501.

12:30 pm

UConn Game Watch, Feb. 9, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

12:30 p.m., doors open; 1 p.m., game; free pizza, soda, punch & popcorn during half-time; transportation available for any Groton resident age 55 plus; call to register (860) 441-6785.

1:00 pm

Valentine Origami Workshop

Valentine Origami Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Road, Killingworth, CT , 06419

1-4pm. Sunday, Feb. 9. $40 plus $5 material fee
Have fun learning to fold origami hearts just in time for Valentines Day! Learn to fold two different origami pieces. Materials will be available to create handmade cards using your hearts if you like! Workshop open to those new to origami as well as more experienced folders.

Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Road Killingworth, CT 06419. (860) 663-5593 www.artscenterkillingworth.org | artscenterkillingworth@gmail.com
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3:00 pm

Jazz and Chocolate, Feb. 9, Groton

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

3-5 p.m., enjoy music of the jazz trio CBYD while sipping champagne and sampling an array of chocolate desserts in this beautiful and historic setting; $25 pp; $40 per couple; (860) 445-0392.

5:00 pm

The Destination, 2nd Sundays, Salem

Christian Community Center, 249 Hartford Road, Salem, CT

5 p.m., light supper; 5:45 p.m., worship; free childcare provided.

3:00 pm

Project Graduation Polar Plunge

Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784, Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT , 06498

Senator Art Linares will be there plunging for his alma mater!Westbrook Project Graduation is hosting a Polar Plunge to raise money for our Safe Grad Night. The minimum donation for Plungers is $25. Plunge Tee shirts may be purchased while supplies last. Spectators are welcome to the event free of charge. Participants younger than 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver prior to plunging. To keep things interesting (and warm!) there will be a fire pit blazing and a bake sale with cookies and hot coffee and cocoa.

4:00 pm

Ribbon Cutting: Miracle Temple Church

Ribbon Cutting: Miracle Temple Church; Miracle Temple Church , 727 Bank Street , New London, CT , 06320

Please join us for a ribbon cutting and building dedication for new Chamber member, Miracle Temple Church.

Snow date is February 16.

There is no cost to attend and no need to register. Open to the public.

3:00 pm

Westbrook Project Graduation Polar Plunge

Westbrook Project Graduation Polar Plunge; Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784, Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT , 06498

Westbrook Project Graduation Polar Plunge, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Westbrook Elks Lodge. 3 pm. $25 minimum donation to plunge. All are welcome! Tee Shirts and Baked Goods available for sale.

Singing Valentines

Norwich Rose City Chorus, , ,

On Feb. 14, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Norwich Rose City Chorus will deliver singing valentines to locations within a 20-mile radius of Norwich; for the valentines, a barbershop quartet will sing and bring recipients a silk rose, card and photo for $40; to make a reservation, call (860) 822-6666.

Central Baptist Church, 16 Elm St., Westerly; , RI

— 4 p.m., Central Baptist Church of Westerly, 16 Elm St., Westerly; the music of Happy Chapin with LUNCH Ensemble, featuring Bill Pere and Kay Pere; $10, $5 children under 12; $8 and $4 in advance; www.lunchensemble.com

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

1:00 pm

Third Annual Kilingworth Library Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Killingworth Library, 301 Route 81, Killingworth, CT

The puzzles we will use are provided by Will Shortz, founder of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor. They are four not-yet-published NY Times puzzles, ranging in difficulty from Monday to Thursday. Accuracy and speed will rule the day, but there will be a separate prize category for those who have never competed in a tournament before. If you have seen the movie Wordplay about the 2005 ACPT, and always wanted to see what it would be like to compete, this is your chance! If you want to warm up for the 2013 ACPT (March 7-9 in Brooklyn), this is also your chance! Seating is limited, so please register in advance by calling the Killingworth Library at 860-663-2000, stopping by in person, or sending an email to treasurer@killingworthlibrary.org

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Walking Tour, Sundays

Avery Farm House Gateway, 56 Lambtown Road, ,

the southern portion of Lambtown extension; sponsored by Groton Open Space Association; free; (860) 572-5715.

Turn onto Lambtown Rd (Groton) at the traffic light on Rt 184 at Flanders Road and follow to 56 Lambtown Rd. Contact GOSAmail@gmail.com for questions.

2:00 pm

Valentine Tea

Valentine Tea; United Congregational Church of Westerly, UCC, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, CT , 06379

Come and join us for a delightful afternoon recalling the Tea Parties of yesteryear. Elegant tea cups, delectable pastries and finger sandwiches make this an event you won't soon forget. Tickets $10 each. This event is always a sell-out so reservations are needed. Call the church office at 860-599-1226.


4:00 pm

NLCHS Second Sunday with Dr. Jason Mancini

NLCHS Second Sunday with Dr. Jason Mancini; Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT , 06320

"Preserved on the Mighty Waters:" The Indian Mariners Project at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, presented by Dr. Jason Mancini, will be the "Second Sunday" program for the New London County Historical Society, 9 February at 4 pm. Mancini will share his extensive research into the participation of Indian men in various forms of maritime labor - from shipbuilding to whaling. This talk focuses on the hundreds of Indians that found work in the customs district of New London and explores their "roots" and "routes," the global social networks they formed, and their traveling histories from the objects they collected and stories they told. One example, on a recent research trip to the Hawaii State Archives he located two Pequot and five Shinnecock whalemen in Honolulu in the 1860s.

2:00 pm

They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love, and One Extraordinary Horse

East Lyme Police Station, 278 Main Street, Niantic, CT , 06357

Janet Barrett will discuss her book, They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse, in the second installment of the East Lyme Historical Society’s 2014 Lecture Series. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Reckless began working hauling ammunition from a Marine base to the front lines of Korea in October 1952. She repeatedly demonstrated her courage and resilience, was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds received in her last action, and promoted to sergeant by the commander of the First Marine Division. She was brought to Camp Pendleton in 1954, where she received a hero's welcome and began her new life. About 60 Marines came forward to share their memories of Reckless, making it possible to tell her story.
Barrett’s experiences as a horsewoman gave her a particular appreciation of the tight bond that developed between Reckless and her fellow Marines, from which the story springs.

4:00 pm

'Keeping Your Eyes to the Sky'

Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT

Part of the Frederick Lee Lecture Series. Tickets: $5 ($4 for Madison Historical Society members, $2 for ages 10 to 18).


10:00 am

Fantastic Friends

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

30-45 minutes of books, fingerplays, flannel board, music, movement and craft for independent listeners 3 to 5 years of age. 20 children per session.

2:00 pm

Make a Valentine

Lebanon Historical Society Museum, 856 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon, CT , 06249

Children of all ages are invited to create and decorate paper valentines.
Refreshments served.
$2 materials fee for everyone
Program fee: members free, non-members $2
Advance notice always appreciated and required for groups of 4 or more.
For more information call 860-642-6579

Misc. Events

3:00 pm

Open Gym Night: Ages 1 to 5

Campbell's Gymnastics, 8 Heritage Park Rd, Clinton, CT

Cost: $5 for ages 1 to 5; $10 for ages 6 to 10. Benefits The Morgan School’s Project Graduation.

1:00 pm

Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Killingworth Library, 301 Rte. 81, Killingworth, CT

registration fee: $10.

12:00 pm

"Be Bride Beautiful" Fashion Show

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, , 06457

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate in Middletown is hosting ‘Be Bride Beautiful’ a bridal fashion show on Sunday, February 9, 2014 sponsored by Mariella Creations of Rocky Hill. The Mansion will open at 12:00 p.m. and the fashion show will commence at 1:00 p.m. The fee for guests will be $10.00 a person and may be purchased online at www.wadsworthmansion.com/fashionshow.php. ‘Be Bride Beautiful’ was conceived to help brides achieve the look they desire on their wedding day. Mariella Creations of Rocky Hill, CT will present 2014 couture bridal gowns, evening wear, bridesmaid dresses, and tuxedos. Hair and makeup will be executed by Naomi Studio and Salon of West Hartford. No bride is complete without being accessorized by her bridal bouquet and TK and Brown will design bouquets to complement the dresses on the runway.

It will be an afternoon to focus exclusively on beauty. Deborah Moore, Executive Director of the Wadsworth Mansion, said that most of the large wedding expos combine fashion shows with aisles and aisles of wedding professionals to help plan the big day, but the experience is overwhelming for brides. ‘Be Bride Beautiful’ is an afternoon to enjoy the couture, sip champagne and focus on only one thing: being beautiful.

5:00 pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra; Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health, 35 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT , 06437

Enjoy this gentle, non physical, meditative and relaxing class with Betty Hamilton of Hypnosis for Health, LLC. Call 203-804-8897 to reserve your spot, or just drop in!! $10.00

10:00 am

Josh Chalmers, Change the World Before Bedtime

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 E. Kings Hwy, Chester, CT


Jazz and Chocolate; The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton, CT , 06340

Get a head start on Valentine’s Day! The Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street in the City of Groton, invites you to an elegant afternoon of “Jazz and Chocolate” on Sunday February 9, 3-5pm.Enjoy the music of the jazz trio CBYD while sipping champagne and sampling a luscious array of chocolate desserts in this beautiful and historic setting. What better way to spend a winter afternoon?
Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple, and all proceeds benefit the library. This event is partially sponsored by The Grapevine, and by the Full of Spirit Package Store, both in Groton.
Tickets are available in advance from the Library and may be purchased in person, by mail, or online through the library’s website billmemorial.org. Call 860-445-0392 for more info.

4:00 pm

"A Moment In Time" with Hillyn Natter

Leif Nilsson Gallary, 1 Spring Street , Chester, CT , 06412

Hillyn Natter, has joined forces with Frank Natter to form a soulful, and powerfully entertaining duo. Hillyn, and Frank are musicians of the truest kind, playing for the song; nothing more, nothing less. Hillyn has brought her songwriting sensibilities to the trio along with her ability to play drumset, piano, and sing. To complete the duo, Frank adds subtle and sometimes bold layers to the music with his unique synthesized eclectic guitar style and skills as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, author and arranger.

4:00 pm


First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT , 06437

The Amidons have been deeply involved in traditional music for over 20 years as singers, dancers and storytellers; and as teachers of traditional dance, singing, and storytelling. They have performed at music festivals, been headliners at national music teacher conferences, and have performed assembly programs and led classroom workshops at hundreds of elementary schools. The Amidons’ recordings and books of songs and traditional dance for children are widely respected as primary music resources for classroom and music teachers throughout the United States. Sunday, February 9th at 4:00pm. Free. Presented by the Joyful Noise! Concert Series, 2013-2014. First Congregational Church, 122 Broad Street, Guilford, CT. Call 203-458-9701or visit firstchurchguilford.org.

3:00 pm

Jason Vieaux, Guitar

Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Rd, Deep River, CT

Part of the Essex Winter Series.

8:00 pm

Music / Karaoke

The Burger Beast Tavern, 350 east Main St, Clinton, CT , 06413

Singing and Dancing at the Burger Beast every Wed, Fri. Sat. And Sunday
Great time great food and drinks

4:00 pm

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon

First Congregational Church, 122 Broad St, Guilford, CT

Part of the Joyful Noise! Concert Series

8:00 pm

Karaoke at the Moose

Karaoke at the Moose; New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, CT , 06320

music by Dj Voltage

8:00 pm


Karaoke; New London Moose Lodge 2652, 72 Central Avenue, new london, , 06385

music by Dj Voltage

4:00 pm

Concert in the Garden: ‘A Moment of Fearlessness’

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery, 1 Spring St, Chester, CT

Donation: $10.00

7:00 pm

Swing Dancing

Italian American Club, 322 Mitchell Street, Groton, CT , 06340

No partner necessary! Sunday, February 9th at the Italian American Club, 322 Mitchell Street, Groton. A free half hour lesson from 7-7:30pm included with admission. Dancing to a DJ 7:30pm-9:30pm. Admission $7, Members $5 visit www.shorelineswingct.org for more information.


9:00 am

Winter Eagles with RiverQuest

Winter Eagles with RiverQuest; Eagle Landing State Park, Route 82, Haddam, CT , 06438

February 8 - March 16
Satudays and Sundays: 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm.
Thursdays: 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Come and enjoy winter and very early spring while experiencing the beauty and solitude of the lower Connecticut River. Although our primary mission is to search for and observe migrating and resident Bald Eagles, we will also search for many other varieties of local winter wildlife. A seasoned, experienced naturalist will talk about eagle biology and ecology and about the other wintering birds and wildlife that will be seen on our cruise. A heated cabin, coffee/tea and binoculars are on board. We will Cruise from Haddam South and see Lyme, Chester, Deep River, and Essex.


7:00 pm

Baha'i Community Hosts Monthly Devotional

Post Residence, 86 Sandy Point Road, Old Saybrook, , 06475

The Bahá’í Community of Old Saybrook hosts a devotional program the second Sunday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 86 Sandy Point Road. Individuals are invited to share prayers, poems, or readings of a spiritual nature. For more information, call Judy Post at 860-391-1244 or Valerie Smith at 860-388-5948.


CT Fusion 14u Seeking Pitcher

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CT Fusion 14u is looking for a pitcher for spring/summer travel ball. Team is going to Nationals in Pennsylvania in July. If interested, call Joel (860) 235-0623 or Gary at (401) 741-4806.


1:00 pm

Film Screening: A Place at the Table

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT

Bring non-perishable food items for local food pantries.

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