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March 1

A total of 28 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

10:00 am

Young at Art

Young at Art; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

"Young At Art" gives children and teens the opportunity to hang their artwork in a professional gallery setting among the work of their peers. The exhibition is sponsored by Dominion, Steamboat Inn and the family of Lil Maxwell.

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.

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.

12:00 pm

An Eye For Photography

The Gallery at Lighthouse, 744 Long Hill Road, Groton, CT

Gail Mille and Kathryn Dupont; through April 6; noon-5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment Sat.; (860) 445-7626, ext. 108.

Community

10:00 am

Community Knit

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

informal gathering

10:00 am

Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Partner, Thursdays, Waterford

Atria Crossroads, 1 Beechwood Drive, Waterford, CT

6-week groups starting March 1 to April 5; open to all; call to register at (860) 848-5699.

7:00 pm

isms: A Study of Styles in Art, Literature and Film: A Partnership Between the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library and the Florence Griswold Museum

isms: A Study of Styles in Art, Literature and Film: A Partnership Between the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library and the Florence Griswold Museum; Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library lane, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

The Old Lyme PGN Library announces a collaborative project with the Florence Griswold Museum. The series, …isms: A Study of Styles in Art, Literature and Film opens on March 1 at 7:00 pm and continues through April 19. All programs are free and take place on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Session locations will alternate between the Library and Museum.

The eight part series is a community collaboration funded by a generous grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council to engage participants with interactive programs led by staff and facilitators from each organization.
Copies of all literature to be discussed will be available for checking out from the OLPGN Library. For more details and registration call the Library at 860-434-1684 or register online at www.oldlyme.lioninc.org.

2:00 pm

FILM SERIES - The Help

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

The Help
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard
Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011
A writer turns her friends' lives -- and a small Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families.

1:00 pm

Drop In English Conversation

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT

brush up on your English skills; free

Journey of the Universe, March 1, Essex; Essex Town Hall , 29 West Ave., Essex, CT , 06426

Potapaug program with a film presentation followed by a live discussion with Dr. Don Rankin; free; (860) 767-9763.

11:00 am

Mystery Book Discussion & New Orleans-Style Lunch, Mar. 1, Salem

Salem Free Public Library , 264 Hartford Road, Salem , CT

Participants will discuss “A Free Man of Color,” by Barbara Hambly; leader is Carole Shmurak who runs the Simsbury Library Mystery Book Club. Following the discussion is a New Orleans-style lunch. There is a $10 fee for the lunch. Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch instead. Please register for the program by calling the Salem Library located at 264 Hartford Road (Rte. 85) at 860 859-1130. Copies of “A Free Man of Color” are available to participants at the Salem Library.

11:30 am

Game Day

Robert A. Granato Senior Center @ The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase Street , Pawcatuck , CT , 06379

Dominoes or Scrabble, cards and other board games; bring a sandwich and a friend; every Thurs; 860-599-3285

11:30 am

New London Rotary Club

Tony D's Restaurant, 92 Huntington Ave., New London, CT

weekly meeting

12:00 pm

North Stonington Senior Center Thursdays

North Stonington Senior Center, 391 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington, CT

zumba noon; quilting 1-3 p.m.; tai chi 3:15 p.m.; (860) 535-8188.

12:30 pm

Seniors Pickle Ball, Thursdays, Groton

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Rd., Groton, CT

open play every Thursday; (860) 441-6785.

7:00 pm

Adult Children of Alcoholics - Thursdays

Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, CT

Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings

12:00 pm

Books Sandwiched In

Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington, CT

Stonington resident Charlie Hatton will discuss “A Time of Gifts” by Patrick Leigh Fermor; bring a sandwich, coffee and tea provided; free; (860) 535-0658.

10:00 am

Nursing Mamas, Waterford

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

Breastfeeding Support Group; every Thursday

6:30 pm

Community Emergency Response Team Training, Thursdays

31 Mohegan Ave., , New London, CT

Thursday evenings from Jan. 19 through March 15; offered to any East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Groton and Montville resident wishing to gain the necessary certification to assist others in their community following an event with first responders are not immediately available; to register call (860) 739-4434 or email: jwilson@eltownhall.com by Jan. 11.

Education/Lectures

7:00 pm

Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting, Thursdays, N. London

LQM Gallery, Harris Place, 165 State St., New London, CT

instructed by Qimin Liu; $250; call to register (860) 237-1081 or email: info@lqmgallery.com; Thursdays Feb. 23 through April 12.

6:00 am

Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting - Several Instructors

Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Popular Lyme Art Assoication instructors Jack Montmeat and Kelli Folsom are offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build foundations that will be profoundly reflected in your art. Please call the LAA to schedule lessons with either of these exceptional instructors.

Kids/Family

10:00 am

Fantastic Friends

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

This story time features music, stories, and crafts.
Age 3 and up.

10:30 am

Mother Goose On The Loose ages newborn-23 months

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

Bond with your little one during a fun-filled program featuring interactive nursery rhymes, songs, stories, puppets and more! For ages newborn – 23 months. Drop-in;
no registration required. This program is sponsored by a grant from People’s United Bank.

Municipal Meetings

6:30 pm

Preston Board of Selectmen

Preston Town Hall, 389 Ct 2, Preston, CT

Preston Board of Selectmen meeting

7:00 pm

Norwich Inland Wetlands, Watercourses and Conservation Commission

Norwich planning office, 23 Union St., Norwich, CT

Norwich Inland Wetlands, Watercourses and Conservation Commission meeting

Music

8:30 pm

DJ Noved

La Vita Gustosa, 9 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

Nature/Outdoors

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.

Sports

7:00 pm

Mystic Babe Ruth monthly meeting

B.F. Hoxie Fire Department, 34 Broadway Ave., Mystic, CT

Mystic Babe Ruth League will be holding its Monthly Meeting on March 1 at 7 p.m. at the B.F. Hoxie Fire Department. Returning Managers and Coaches must attend as well as anyone interested in coaching, managing and volunteering this season. Contact: Mark Underwood 860-572-4153

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