Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Search Events

Filter Events

April 2014
Thursday 24
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
May

Events by City/Town:

Events by Category:

Add your eventAdd Your Event

Questions? Need help? Contact us at events@theday.com.

February 16

A total of 38 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

1:00 pm

Reception for Ellen Sullivan Farley and Robert Noreika

Art Gallery at the Mill House, 5 W. Main St, Chester, CT

1:30 pm

Critique of Madison Art Society Member's Exhibit

Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT

9:00 am

Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects

Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects; Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail , Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Sunday, Feb. 16-May 17, 9 am-5 pm
Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects
Get a bug’s-eye view of some backyard insects in the Mashantucket Gallery’s newest exhibit. Giant robotic insects, up to 96 times their normal size with lifelike colors and movements, dominate the exhibition. Hands-on displays let you take a mechanical insect for a walk, build a bug, and learn how insects communicate. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Visit pequotmuseum.org for details on the Feb. 15 preview day package.*

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.

1:00 pm

-Fast Shutters Photography Show

Garde Arts Center, State Street , New London, CT , 06320

Photography Show benefits The Garde Arts Center

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

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.

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.

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.

1:00 pm

Reception & Winter Carnivale in Chester

Reception & Winter Carnivale in Chester; Art Gallery At The Millhouse, 5 West Main St, Chester, CT , 06412

Meet Bob Norieka and Ellen Sullivan Farely and enjoy their work during Chester's Annual Winter Carnivale. Bundle up for the ice carving, chili cook off, tractor parade, street performers, beads and balloons, face painting and masks, and shop and gallery openings all over town.

Auditions

12:00 pm

Auditions for Trestle at Pope Lick Creek at Playhouse on Park

Auditions for Trestle at Pope Lick Creek at Playhouse on Park; Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT , 06119

Playhouse on Park is holding auditions for The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace. Set in a poor town in 1930s America, two teenagers plan to race a train by running across the track. In a story filled with a sense of poetry, symbols, and images, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek is a coming of age story about “moving beyond.”

Rehearsals begin the week of April 28. The production runs May 15-18. Roles are to be filled by non-AEA actors only. Local auditions take place Sunday, February 16th. Please send a headshot and resume to Sean Harris, Artistic Director/Casting Director at Sharris@playhousetheatregroup.org. You will then be given an audition time and sides from the script to prepare. To see a breakdown of the roles, visit the Audition page at www.playhouseonpark.org.

Author Events

1:00 pm

James Merrill House – Open House

James Merrill House, 107 Water Street, Stonington, , 06378

Open House - The poet James Merrill lived and wrote here, in what is now the home of the James Merrill House Museum and Writer In Residence program. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments available.
Date: 2/15/14 and 2/16/14

3:00 pm

Janet Barrett, They Called Her Reckless

RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Registration required.

Community

11:00 am

'Chilly' Chili Cook-Off

Chester Hose Company, 6 High Street, Chester, CT

Benefits the Chester Hose Company.

2:00 pm

Avery Farm Tours

Avery Farm, Lambtown Road, ,

Avery Farm Tour, Sundays at 2pm, rain or shine. Easy to moderate difficulty. Groton Open Space Association's latest acquisition project is a 300-acre scenic historic property in Ledyard and Groton. It features marshes, fields and exceptional birding habitat.
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.

10:00 am

Breakfast Buffet, Feb. 16, N. London

New London Lodge of Elks, 81 Washington St., New London, CT

10 a.m.-noon, $8 adults; $6 children under 10.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

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

7 p.m.

Smith Harris House, 33 Society Road, , CT

musician Rick Spencer and chocolate treats; $15; reservations required; (860) 739-0761, curator@smithharrishouse.org.

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, Feb. 16, N.London

VFW Post #189, 110 Garfield Ave., New London, CT

8-11 a.m., eggs to order, omelets, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, toast, coffee, tea; (860) 447-9059.

* Beginning in March the breakfast will be served on the 2nd Sunday of each month

Education/Lectures

1:30 pm

JEWISH FARMERS IN CONNECTICUT

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

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT. Mary Donohue, the co-author of A Life of the Land: Connecticut’s Jewish Farmers, will describe how The Jewish Agricultural Society in New York began an effort in the 1880s to settle some of the new European immigrants on farms in Connecticut. One area the society chose was centered around Colchester, Lebanon, and Montville. The story of these families and how they owned, worked the farms for generations, and developed the resorts of Moodus will be the subject of the talk.

The talk is free and open to the public.

For additional information, see www.jgsct.org.

2:00 pm

Our Friends, the Honey Bees

Our Friends, the Honey Bees; Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT , 06371

Learn about the fascinating life cycle of honey bees, their abilities, importance to our food supply, the threats they face today and the rudiments of how you can start a bee hive. Sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust.

Fairs/Festivals

10:00 am

24th Annual Chester Winter Carnivale

24th Annual Chester Winter Carnivale; Chester Center, Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

The town of Chester celebrates winter with its 24th Annual Winter Carnivale, starting with the Ice Carving Competition (10:30 am-1 pm), with professional and student carvers who you can watch at work. The Chili Cook Off will be held at the Chester Fire House from 11 am to 1 pm. Attendees can pay their $5 donation at the firehouse door, which allows them to taste all the different chilis made by restaurants and chefs and to vote for their favorite. Beginning at 2 p.m. is the utterly memorable Chester Tractor Parade down Main Street. Restaurants, shops and galleries will have special events all day. Parking is available in the commuter lot at exit 6 off Rte 9 or on Rte. 154 off exit 7 (follow signs) with a courtesy shuttle bus to the town center.

10:00 am

Winter Carnivale

Chester Center, , Chester, CT

Kids/Family

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.

11:00 am

Eagle Flyer

Essex Steam Train, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT

Tickets: $20 ($15 for ages 2 to 11, free for children under 2).

Misc. Events

2:00 pm

NHHS: ‘Meet Our Volunteers!'

Cultural Center, 27 Broadway, North Haven, CT

Music

3:00 pm

Jeff Kashiwa in Concert

Chamard Vineyards, 115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT

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
https://www.facebook.com/djVoltageKeith.Phillips

8:00 pm

Karaoke

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

music by Dj Voltage
https://www.facebook.com/djVoltageKeith.Phillips

8:00 am

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

3:00 pm

City Cabaret Presents The OBrien Strings

City Cabaret  Presents The OBrien Strings; City of Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

City Cabaret 2014 presents The OBrien Strings, playing music fit for a President with the beautiful sounds of string instruments. The concert begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium.
The OBrien Strings is a classical trio playing everything from “Bach to Broadway.” The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and Zoe Hassman on the cello.
The classical literature available for this ensemble is limited, so Kate O’Brien has written arrangements of everything from familiar classics to current popular love songs, ragtime, swing, blues, ethnic, rock, Broadway tunes, holiday favorites, and some original compositions. She prides herself in being able to honor special requests.
All City Cabaret 2014 concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. through March.
The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.
The Rufus “Babygrand” Davis Ensemble will end the concert series on March 16, 2014.
Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee. There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

3:00 pm

Musical Masterworks Chamber Music Series

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme, CT

Tickets: $35 ($5 for students).

9:00 pm

James Harris

Ancient Mariner, 21 W. Main St., Mystic, CT

4:00 pm

EcoTravel Benefit Concert

Griswold Inn, 36 Main St, Essex, CT

Cost: $40 ($35 in advance).

3:00 pm

Orion Weiss

Connecticut College, Evans Hall in Cummings Arts Center, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. For tickets and more information, call 860-439-2787 or visit onstage.conncoll.edu.

Nature/Outdoors

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.

Sports

6:00 am

Waterford Youth Lacrosse Registration

Waterford Youth Lacrosse , www.waterfordyouthlacrosse.org, waterford, CT , 06385

Web based registration is open for the 2014 Spring Season. Waterford Youth Lacrosse is open to boys and girls in grades K-8. New players welcome. Registration will be open until Feb. 22nd, visit www.waterfordyouthlacrosse.org to register. For additional registration information contact Kristen Huta at KJHLAX10@gmail.com

CT Fusion 14u Seeking Pitcher

, , ,

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.

Add your eventAdd Your Event