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February 19

A total of 26 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.

Community

Chester Hose Company, 6 High St., Chester, CT

$5 ticket allows you to taste each chili and place your vote; in conjunction with the Chester Winter Carnival; (860) 227-1531.

8:00 am

Pancake Breakfast, Feb. 19, Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook Fire Department, 310 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

hosted by The Old Saybrook Fire Department's Junior Division; visit www.oldsaybrookfire.com or call (860) 857-5300.

7:30 pm

Chester Annual Winter Carnivale

Chester Village , Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

Main Street, Chester Center; 22 annual event with ice scuptures, ice carving competition, chil cookoff and more; www.nilsonstudio.com

Education/Lectures

3:00 pm

Live Birds of Prey Show

Essex Town Hall , 29 West Avenue , Essex, CT , 06426

Meet live birds of prey and learn their individual stories of survival and conservation. Presented by A Place Called Hope. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut River Musuem, Essex Garden Club and Potapaug Audubon Society. Free admission. First come, first seated.

1:30 pm

Jewish Genealogy Research Program

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

JGSCT Board members will be on hand to assist in family research. The Society’s purpose is to preserve and disseminate Jewish genealogical knowledge with programs, a library at Godfrey, and a newsletter. A research meeting will also be held on February 19, 2012.
Godfrey is the only public library in Connecticut solely devoted to genealogy. It developed the American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI), a 226-volume index of 4 million names. The Library has 200,000 books and periodicals, including state and local histories, international resources, family histories, biographies, records of religious organizations, church records, funeral records, cemetery records, military records, and maps. The online Godfrey Scholar Program was implemented in 2002. It is a subscription gateway

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.

Fairs/Festivals

2:00 pm

Mohegan Sun's Carnivale of Color on February 19th

Mohegan Sun's Carnivale of Color on February 19th; Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

The colors and excitement of Brazil’s Carnival invades The Shops concourse on Sunday, February 19th with the Carnivale of Color. Beginning at 2pm, enjoy Rio’s famed feathered dancers and carnival puppet birds, along with a live Samba band, specialty drinks, an angel aerialist and more. Guests not only can enjoy performances, but also free dance lessons from real Latin ballroom dancers.

Kids/Family

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

Misc. Events

10:00 am

Airline Train Show

Airline Train Show; Portland High School, 95 High Street, Portland, CT , 06480

Unique model train show to be held at Portland High School

February 6, 2012

For immediate release

Contact Stu Noelte at 860-342-1720

The Portland High School class of 2014 in association the New Haven Society of Model Engineers will host the Airline Train Show on February 19 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Portland High School and Portland Middle School cafeterias.

The train show will promote the hobby of model railroading with working model train layouts in four scales from N scale to full size as well as over 50 vendor tables. Food will also be available. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and students with ID, and children under 5 are free. There is ample parking at the school complex on High Street in Portland.

Should it be necessary, the snow date for the Airline Train Show is February 26.

2:00 pm

MADISON-Gale Zucker presents CELEBRATE HANDMADE -BUILD COMMUNITY!

Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, , 06443

Join Friends of Scranton Library and the Scranton Sunday Knitters on Sunday Feb 19th 2pm to welcome photographer, crafter & coauthor Gale Zucker who will discuss her newest book, "Craft Activism: People, Projects & Ideas from the New Community of Handmade." Chosen for Best Books of 2011 by both Library Journal and Amazon, this book celebrates knitters & crafters all over the world who use their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community. Gale’s slide program is sure to inspire, amaze and warm up your winter day and soul. Open and free to the public. Register for the program at www.scrantonlibary.org/calendar. Books available for sale. Don’t forget to bring your knitting!

Music

4:00 pm

BRANFORD-Creados En Canto, A Benefit Concert, featuring Stephanie Gregory and Ricardo Herrera

BRANFORD-Creados En Canto, A Benefit Concert, featuring Stephanie Gregory and Ricardo Herrera; UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF BRANFORD, 811 EAST MAIN STREET (Branford/Guilford town line). , BRANFORD, CT , 06405

Creados En Canto will feature bass-baritone Ricardo Herrera and soprano Stephanie Gregory, accompanied by pianist Mark Sullivan. The ensemble will present Spanish music as well as musical theater selections and spirituals, with narration about the selections delivered by the artists.

This concert is being presented as a benefit to the Branford Methodist Church, to give the gift of song to celebrate life, love and hope. The artists have both performed throughout the world and are dynamic in the delivery of their vision of Creados En Canto.

Experience the gift of song through Creados En Canto, performed by a remarkable ensemble of world-class artists.

Visit our website at http://www.gbgm-umc.org/umcbranford for information on Ricardo Herrera and Stephanie Gregory.

3:00 pm

Music at the Meetinghouse with Nzinga's Daughters

First Church of Christ, East Haddam, , East Haddam, CT

tales of the underground railroad, African American poetry, song and story; $15, $12 in advance, $5 kids; (860) 537-2052

3:00 pm

The Boston Chamber Music Society

The Boston Chamber Music Society; Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT , 06417

Essex Winter Series presents its third concert of the 2012 season featuring the Boston Chamber Music Society, New England's preeminent chamber music society, founded in 1982 and now celebrating its 30th anniversary. This concert will feature violinist Harumi Rhodes,violist Marcus Thompson, cellist Ronald Thomas, and pianist Mihae Lee, who is also the Artistic Director of the Essex Winter Series. The program will include Mozart's "Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major", Shostakovich's "Piano Trio in E Minor", and Brahms' "Piano Quartet in G Minor. Tickets may be purchased online (http://essexwinterseries.com/tickettest.aspx) or at the door.

3:00 pm

City Cabaret 2012

City Cabaret 2012; City of Groton Municipal Building Auditorium, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

City Cabaret 2012 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 19, 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 Patti Smith 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.
The City Cabaret 2012 concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.
Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item.
Jack Madry, jazz pianist, will end the concert series on March 11, 2012.

3:00 pm

Essex Winter Series with the Boston Chamber Music Society

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

Tickets: $30 (adults); $25 (senior citizens); and $12 (children and students). For info, call 860-391-5578 or visit www.essexwinterseries.com.

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.

Religion

10:30 am

Special Sunday Service

Grace Fellowship E Free Church, 102 Route 184 (Providence-New London Turnpike), North Stonington, , 06359

special 10:30 am worship service with Dr. Michael Ferris of Alliance Theological Seminary (Nyack College) who will give a presentation - “A JOURNEY TO THE POTTER’S HOUSE” with clay & a pottery wheel! Free

10:00 am

Afraid! The Gospel of Mark

Afraid! The Gospel of Mark; First Church of Christ in Saybrook, 366 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Professional actor, Frank Runyeon, will present “Afraid” Sunday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. during worship service, First Church of Christ in Saybrook, 366 Main Street. Start your Lenten journey with Runyeon’s spell-binding performance of the Gospel of Mark.
Frank Runyeon has won national acclaim for his work as a translator and performer of Biblical texts over the past 20 years. He has performed the gospel for hundreds of thousands of people across the country, earning rave reviews from critics, scholars, and church leaders of every denomination.
A free-will donation will be collected. For more information visit firstchurchsaybrook.org, or call 860-388-3008.

Stage/Theater

4:00 pm

BLAST!

Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT , 06320

Part Riverdance, part Stomp! and part homecoming parade, Blast, winner of the 2001 Tony Award for “Best Special Theatrical Event” and the 2001 Emmy Award for “Best Choreography,” consists of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theater. “Rhythmically intoxicating! This is great theater!” proclaims the "Chicago Sun-Times."
Sponsored by The Day

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.

2:00 pm

Neil Berg's 100 Years Of Broadway Song And Dance - Student Showcase

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

Also 7 p.m.
Award-winning composer Neil Berg and a multi-talented cast of veteran Broadway singers, dancers and musicians return to The Bushnell to celebrate Broadway's best-loved song-and-dance numbers from shows like "Chicago," "A Chorus Line" and "42nd Street." The afternoon showcase will feature some of Greater Hartford's most talented student dancers, all vying for YOUR vote to be featured in the evening performance's grand finale!

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