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January 29

A total of 11 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

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.

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.

Community

4:00 pm

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner; Mohegan Fire Company, 2029 Norwich New London Tpke, Uncasville, CT , 06382

to raise money for Jennifer Crouch which will help pay for her medical expenses now and in the future;
bring an appetite; all you can eat, spaghetti,salad, bread, soda; $7 child; $10 adult; included is a basket/gift bag raffle from area business and friends and family that are helping throughout the community. $5 tickets.

1:00 pm

Open House, Jan. 29, Old Saybrook

Open House, Jan. 29, Old Saybrook; Saint John School, 42 Maynard Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

PreK to 8th Grade Open House; The school principal, teachers, parents and students will be available to provide tours and answer questions. The school is now accepting admissions registrations for the 2012-2013 school year. Personal tours, registration, and classroom visits are also available by appointment. SJS is fully accredited with certified teachers, and is known for its excellent academics. A comprehensive 6th to 8th grade Middle School program, including science lab and Spanish language instruction, prepares students to excel in high school and beyond. Full day Pre-K and Kindergarten is offered, including structured academics and creative play.

2:00 pm

HAMDEN-Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers Training

IVCG office, 30 Gillies Rd , Hamden , CT , 06517

Volunteers are needed to visit elderly people, to shop with or for an elder, to drive an elder to and from their medical appointment, or to provide respite care to family members caring for a loved one who needs constant care. All that is required is a warm, loving heart and one or two hours of your time each week. A two hour training session will provide you with information and basic skills to make a difference in someone’s life. Please call IVCG at 203-230-8994 or email carenh@snet.net

1:00 pm

Wire Crochet Jewelry Weaving Workshop

Wire Crochet Jewelry Weaving Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Design a unique necklace with jeweler Clorinda Mirto while learn¬ing the basic crochet chain stitch using wire and beads. Braid and twist to complete your design. No crochet experience necessary! Bring your own materials or purchase kits in class for $10. This workshop is part of the NEW! Create Your Own Series. Choose any 3 Jewelry/Sewing/Knitting Workshops (Mix or Match) to receive 10% off! Visit http://www.artscenterkillingworth.org/WorkshopSeriesWinter2012.html to see all workshops.

Essex Groundhog Parade; Essex Village , Main Street, Essex, , 06426

Grab your pots and pans and head to Essex Village on Sunday, January 29 at 2 pm for one of the most popular parades of the year. “Essex Ed”, a larger-than-life ground hog, will make his annual pilgrimage from Essex Boat Works on Ferry Street up to the top of Main Street leading a parade of antique cars, fire trucks, residents, and visitors. All are invited to join in and encouraged to bring their own noisemakers and ground hog gear to celebrate the day. Each year, Essex Ed is dressed in special attire to acknowledge a special occasion or person. Past years have seen Ed dressed as historical figures, athletes, thespians, and musical performers. As always, this year’s costume is a secret but organizers guarantee that it will be a “huge hit” when Ed makes his appearance.

Music

4:00 pm

Guilford - Joyful Noise! Concert: Chuck E. Costa (Ct. State Troubadour)

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

Guilford – Chuck E. Costa, CT. State Troubadour, singer/songwriter with a contemporary folk style. Chuck E. Costa's candid and visceral delivery of literate and well-crafted contemporary folk tunes has steadily raised his profile on the national club, coffeehouse and festival circuits. The New York Times says "sensitive, introspective...inspired." Chuck is an award-winning songwriter and was recently appointed CT's "Official State Troubadour." He has shared the stage with diverse and well-known acts such as Roseanne Cash, Pete Seeger, Andrew Bird, Josh Ritter, Ellis Paul, Richard Shindell, just to name a few. Presented by the Joyful Noise! Concert Series 2012, Guilford, CT. Future concerts include:
Bill Welch & Friends (3/11)
ConnArtists (4/29)
Chad Hardin (5/20)
Shoreline Soul (6/10)

3:00 pm

Essex Winter Series 2012 Concert Program

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

3 p.m. Valley Regional High School,
256 Kelsey Hill Rd., Deep River. Tickets: $30 (adults); $25 (senior citizens); and $12 (children and students). For info, call 860-391-5578 or please visit www.essexwinterseries.com.

Religion

9:00 am

Open, Affirming Reconciling Anniversary at NCC

Open, Affirming Reconciling Anniversary at NCC; Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, , 06357

celebrating worship in a very special way, honoring a vote taken 10 years earlier to become an Open, Affirming, Reconciling congregation; liturgy, music, spiritual dance and a special communion service honoring the occasion.

Sports

3:00 pm

Fundamentals of Assisting

Fundamentals of Assisting; Mystic Yoga Shala, 107 Wilcox Road - Suite 109 - Quiambaug Cove, Stonington, CT , 06378

Co-taught by Baptiste Teachers James Conlan and Dechen Amy Zezulka. This workshop is for yoga teachers and anyone interested in learning the art of skillful assisting. Students will learn how to enter, apply and release safe and powerful hands on assists. Please be prepared to practice yoga. Bring a mat, towel and bottle of water with electrolytes.

Online registration is available at: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=2289&stype=-8&sTG=11&sView=day&sTrn=100000002

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