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February 1

A total of 29 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

1:00 pm

Perspective and Performance: Exhibit January 20 to February 26

Perspective and Performance: Exhibit January 20 to February 26; The Orison Project, 8 Railroad Ave, Building #7, Essex, CT , 06426

The Orison Project, a contemporary art gallery in Essex, Ct opens on January 20th with Perspective and Performance, an exhibit of abstract works on paper by Kerry O'Grady. Director of Seton Art Gallery and a lecturer at the University of New Haven, Kerry O'Grady has curated numerous shows and exhibited extensively throughout the New England area.

Gallery Hours: Wed., Thurs, Fri, Sat from 1 - 6pm and by appt.
Reception for the Artist: Friday, January 27th from 6 - 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm.

Image: Hovering detail, graphite on paper, 2011, Kerry O'Grady

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.

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

7:00 pm

Coastal Camera Club Meeting

Madison Senior Center Café, 29 Bradley Drive, Madison, CT

Features The New England Camera Club Council Pictorial Slide Circuit, a judged show of work from camera clubs with comments by a NECCC judge on each image. For info, visit www.coastalcameraclub.org.

9:00 am

New London Senior Center, Feb. 1

New London Senior Center, 120 Broad St., New London, CT

9 a.m., bus leaves; Book Barn with lunch at the Yankee Clipper Restaurant (lunch on your own) and shopping at the Dollar Store; (860) 447-5232.

7:00 pm

Diabetes Support Group, North Stonington

North Stonington Health Center, 183 Providence-New London Turnpike, North Stonington, CT

the first Wednesday of every month; facilitated by Herb Nieburg; call to register (860) 599-5454.

7:00 am

Waterford Senior Services, Feb. 1

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

9 a.m., strength III and casual bridge; 9:45 a.m., flexibility and balance; 10 a.m., hearty moves; 10 a.m.-Noon, VNA nurse managed wellness clinic; 11 a.m., yoga; 1 p.m., bingo; (860) 444-5839.

6:30 pm

Changing Minds Book Club, Feb. 1, Norwich

Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich, CT

"Girl Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen will be discussed; copies available; free and open to the public; (860) 889-2365.

4:00 pm

L&M Medical Fitness Exercise Programs, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 4-5 p.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m.; one-hour program facilitated by L&M exercise physiologists and certified aerobics instructors; $70 per month; (860) 608-2942.

7:30 pm

Gamblers Anonymous

Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT

Every Wed.

9:30 am

Knitting and Needleworks Circle, East Lyme

East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

informal gathering every Wed. morning; (860) 739-6926.

6:30 pm

Readers Roundtable and Discussion Group Meeting

Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT

Participants discuss and review the latest book(s) they are reading by their favorite author(s) and in their favorite genres. For info or to register, call Cynthia at 203-468-3891 or visit www.hagamanlibrary.info.

6:00 pm

Connecticut Family Support Network, Feb. 1, New London

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., New London, CT

The CT Family Support Network welcomes Neal Pearson speaking on assistive technology and the use of an iPad; all welcome; free; (860) 271-4371 or adipollina@lmhosp.org.

5:00 pm

Scrabble Evening

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT , 06320

Gather your friends and play Scrabble at the Library every Wednesday evening. Strategize, plot and position your words from 5 to 6:45 pm. Scrabble boards will be provided. This event is free and open to all.

6:00 pm

The Alpha Course

Westbrook First Congregational Church, 1166 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT , 06498

An 11-week course to explore the basic beliefs of the Christian faith in an engaging, dynamic group format that includes dinner, lecture and discussion format. There is no homework! Just a commitment to attend each week, be yourself and get to know others. It is a great introduction/refresher to our faith, and adults from both within and outside of our congregation are welcome. Free childcare will be available with advanced registration. Two sessions are offered each Wednesday to allow for busy schedules; Wednesdays 10:30-noon, OR Wednesdays 6:15p.m. to 8:40p.m.

10:30 am

Adult Children of Alcoholics - Wednesdays

Enders Island, Father Joe Building, Mystic, CT

(860) 271-1123.

Education/Lectures

2:00 pm

Galleries in Motion Art Lecture Series

Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

2 to 3 p.m. Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St. Features sculptor Bernini. Free. Refreshments served. For info, call 203-453-8282.

12:00 pm

Branford Chamber of Commerce Women In Business Luncheon

SBC Restaurant and Brewery, 850 West Main Street, Branford, CT

Inspirational author and talk show host Barbara Scala discusses how to achieve a sense of balance and wellness in life and provides the tools for transformation and development. All welcome. Cost: $15 (members); $20 (non-members). For info or to register, call the Branford Chamber at 203-488-5500

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.

6:00 pm

Environmental Issues Seminar, Feb. 1, Norwich

Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Tnpk, Room C101, Norwich, CT , 06360

Thomas Worthley, UConn Extension Forestry: "Forest ecosystem services"; free; to register call (860) 885-2383 or email: dkhan-bureau@trcc.commnet.edu.

Kids/Family

1:30 pm

Wednesday Preschool Storytime ages 3-5

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; registration begins January 17th. This program is sponsored by a grant from People’s United Bank.

10:00 am

Wednesday Storytime for Toddlers ages 2-3

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

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft with your child! For ages 2 – 3. Space is limited; registration begins January 17th. This program is sponsored by a grant from People’s United Bank.

Misc. Events

8:00 am

Gentle Yoga for Every Body

Gentle Yoga for Every Body; Guest House Retreat and Conference Center, 318 West Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

This gentle yoga class is open to everyone. Beginners will be able to try a new practice while more experienced practitioners can expect to receive additional instruction to help build energy and awareness in the body and mind.

For the past year Lisa Uihlein has been leading this class, and students appreciate her individual attention and her holding of our yoga space. Lisa is the owner/operator of Turning Point Yoga in Madison, and we're thrilled to be working with her.

Classes begin with deep breathing to cultivate awareness of the breath, and with warm-up movements to encourage the flexibility of the body. Following this, Lisa will guide students through the sequence of postures that have been practiced for thousands of years and are known to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body.

12:30 pm

Chinese Face Reading with WIN (Business In Network):

Gaetano’s Tavern On Main, 38-40 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT

Presented by Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. Tickets: $15 (members); $20 (non-members). Guest speaker: Krista Polinsky, Certified Feng Shui and Energy Medicine Practitioner. For info or reservations, contact
203-269-9891 or
liz@quinncham.com.

Municipal Meetings

7:30 pm

North Stonington Board of Finance

North Stonington New Town Hall, 40 Main St., North Stonington, CT

North Stonington Board of Finance meeting

7:00 pm

Preston Redevelopment Agency

Preston Town Hall, 389 CT 2, Preston, CT

Preston Redevelopment Agency meeting

Music

Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT , 06320

A performance with Grammy-nominated pianist Alex Brown; bassist Zach Brown, a member of Berklee School of Music’s "Global Jazz Institute”; Eric Doob on drums who has performed with The Lincoln Center Jazz Project; and acclaimed Cuban-born saxophonist Yosvany Terry Cabrera, 7 p.m., general admission $10, students and seniors $5, Cummings Arts Center, Fortune Recital Hall, 860-439-2720.

Religion

7:00 pm

Worship and Prayer Service

United Methodist Church of New London, 130 Broad St., New London, CT

Come join us at United Methodist Church in New London for an hour of uplifting prayer and worship.

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