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February 12

A total of 25 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.

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.

Auditions

6:00 pm

Shoreline Roller Derby Recruitment Clinic

Shoreline Roller Derby Recruitment Clinic; Galaxy Roller Rink, 210 Bridge Street, Groton, CT

Want to be a part of Shoreline Roller Derby? SLRD is looking for skaters of all skill levels, officials (both skating & non-skating) and volunteers. Must be 21+. Skaters need proof of health insurance, ID, equipment, (helmet, knee & elbow pads, wrist guards and a mouthguard). Skates will be available to rent.

Date: Sunday, February 12 2012 - 6:15pm to 8:30pm

Questions? Email recruits@shorelinerollerderby.com

Author Events

2:00 pm

MADISON-Rosemary Wells

MADISON-Rosemary Wells; RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT

Join us for a Valentine's Day Party with Rosemary Wells, author of Love Waves!

Love waves are what we send to our loved ones when we’re apart. Invisible and strong, they can fly across town or around the world, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that neither time nor space can keep love from finding its target. Combining a wonderfully concrete concept with her cozy pastel illustrations, Rosemary Wells offers an ingenious way to ease the separation anxiety many children feel when parents go to work or live in separate homes, when close friends or relatives move or live far away, or whenever a loved one’s absence calls for an extra dose of reassurance.
This Valentine's Day party, storytime reading, Q&A and signing is recommended for ages 4-8 and is FREE.

Community

4:00 pm

4th Annual A Chili Knights Cook Off, Feb. 12, Oakdale

Oakdale Firehouse, Chesterfield Road, Oakdale, CT

sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 8903; prizes will be awarded; to register call (860) 848-7891 or email: elef60@yahoo.com.

2:00 pm

Little Toot Tugboat Valentine's Tea, Feb. 12, New London

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

Linda Gramatky Smith reading Little Toot; for children ages 4 to 8 with parent; $15 (parent & child); call to reserve your place (860) 447-2501.

Education/Lectures

2:00 pm

Dickens at 200: The Novels in the Context of hisTime and Ours

Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 146 Thimble Isalnds Road, Stony Creek, CT , 06405

In a Series of six lectures, starting with the Pickwick Papers, Mark Schenker,PhD.,Dean of Academic Affairs in Yale College will explore the fiction of Charles Dickens(born 7 February 1812)both as a product of the Victorian Age and as writer who has transcended his time, his place, and his medium.

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.

Kids/Family

3:00 pm

Learn How To Prevent Bullying Part 1

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.

1:00 pm

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine!

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT

Imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends! It's as easy as counting "1-2-3...Imagine!" This high-energy musical will transport audiences to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African Rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.

10:00 am

Mother Goose on the Loose

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Rd., Waterford, CT

music and books for birth to age 3; free

1:00 pm

NEW HAVEN-Traditional Corned Beef Dinner

NEW HAVEN-Traditional Corned Beef Dinner; Knights of St. Patrick's Club, 1533 State Street, New Haven, CT , 06513

The annual corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held for the benefit of the 2012 Gr. New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade at the Knights of St. Patrick's Grand Hall, 1533 State Street, New Haven. Open seating from 1 to 5pm. The menu consists of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, coffee, Irish bread, tea & dessert. Tickets sold only at the door: $12 adults, $5 for children under 12 (hot dogs and chips available for kids). Shopping table for Irish goods presented by Celtica of New Haven. For questions, email Pnester@sbcglobal.net or visit www.stpatricksdayparade.org

The 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held March 11 in New Haven starting at 1:30 pm.

Misc. Events

11:30 am

Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf Prix Fixe at BALLO Italian Restaurant

BALLO Italian Restaurant and Social Club at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard , Uncasville, CT , 06382

BALLO Italian Restaurant and Social Club at Mohegan Sun offers a special Valentine’s Day four-course surf & turf prix fixe from Friday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 15. The menu, priced at $68 per person plus tax and gratuity, is as follows:

FIRST COURSE
*Ballo caprese, burrata, roasted tomato and pesto

SECOND COURSE
*Crispy artichokes, arugula and lemon

THIRD COURSE
*Surf & Turf with filet mignon and Maine lobster tail

DESSERT
*Home made chocolate buddino

Music

4:00 pm

Choral Concert “CONCORA In Love”

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

CONCORA, Connecticut’s premier professional choir, will present a concert titled “CONCORA in Love” on Sunday, February 12, 4:00 PM, at South Church in New Britain. The program includes motets, madrigals, and choral dances with love-themed texts and settings, ranging from the Song of Solomon to the latest from American composers. Two dancers from Allongé Dance Variations, Carolyn Cumming and Andrew Matte, will add beautiful romantic dances to complement CONCORA’s voices. A chocolate-laced reception will follow the performance.

7:30 pm

Cello Recital: Showcase of the French Tradition

Fortune Recital Hall (Cummings Arts Center), Connecticut College, New London, , 06320

Y. Alvin Wong, Connecticut College faculty member and principal cellist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, will performs works for cello and piano with pianist Lucas Wong. The gorgeous works on this program will include the Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Faure's second Cello Sonata, and Franck's Sonata in A major.

9:00 pm

Bashment Sounds

Captain Daniel Packer Inne, 32 Water St., Mystic, CT

7:30 pm

NEW HAVEN-Occupy Dance Party Fundraiser - "Love Your Neighbor"

The People's Center, 37 Howe Street, New Haven,

A dance party to benefit fuel assistance for shoreline communities will take place on Sunday, February 12, at The People’s Center, 37 Howe Street, New Haven, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Open to the public, the party features the band The Sin Sisters and is sponsored by Occupy Shoreline CT. Light refreshments will be served. BYOB. Suggested donation $10.

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Occupy Shoreline CT is a grassroots organization representing people from all walks of life that supports the interests of the 99%. As your friends, neighbors, and colleagues, we seek economic, social, and environmental justice. We organize local rallie

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.

1:00 pm

Author Mark Seth Lender

Author Mark Seth Lender; Pasbeshauke Pavillion, Saybrook Point, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

A shoreline resident, independent producer and writer for Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth,” and author of “Salt Marsh Diary: A Year on the Connecticut Coast,” Mark Seth Lender will speak Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pasbeshauke Pavillion, Saybrook Point. A noon meeting of the Old Saybrook Land Trust will precede his presentation. All are welcome to attend the meeting and the discussion. There is no admission charge. Lender will sign copies of his book during the event.
Mark Seth Lender’s home between salt marsh and sea on the Connecticut coast provides the fodder for “Salt Marsh Diary” (2011, St. Martin’s Press), a collection of essays illustrated with breath-taking photographs of kingfishers, terns, bitterns, owls, egrets and other wonders of the salt marsh ecosystem.

2:00 pm

Valentine's Hike & Dessert

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center , 109 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic, CT , 06355

What could be more romantic than spending time with your favorite valentine? Enjoy an invigorating guided walk around some of the lesser known trails at DPNC. Work up an appetite for desserts and hot drinks and get cozy around a roaring fir back at the Nature Center.

Stage/Theater

7:00 pm

"Emma"

Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman St., New London, CT

Flock Theatre continues their popular “Shaw Series” of plays in New London’s historic Shaw Mansion with their production of Jane Austen’s beloved romantic comedy “Emma”, February 7-19. Seating in this intimate historic setting is limited to 30 people per performance and tickets sell out quickly; reservations are strongly encouraged. Weekday performances are at 7 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Previews are February 7, 8 and 9 with opening night scheduled for February 10.. Ticket prices for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances are $25 for adults, $20 for children and seniors. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are $35 for adults, $30 for children and seniors. For tickets and more information, call 860-443-3119.

3:00 pm

Shrek the Musical

Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, CT

Also at 7:30 p.m.
"Shrek the Musical," based on the DreamWorks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. Shrek is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery! Sponsored by: The Day & Olde Mistick Village

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