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February 3

A total of 21 events have been found.

Community

2:00 pm

Langston Hughes Poetry Reading

Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St., Mystic, CT , 06355

— 2-3:30 p.m., Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St., Mystic; Rhonda Ward hosts MAC’s fifth annual poetry reading celebrating African American poet, Langston Hughes; free; (860) 536-7601.

1:00 pm

Lap Loom Weaving Workshop

Lap Loom Weaving Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sunday, Feb 3, 1-5pm. $60 plus $5 Material Fee.
Ever wanted to try weaving but didn’t know where to start? No room or time to setup a floor loom? With Jane Stickney, using a Beka rigid Heddle cherry loom, make a unique table mat for your holiday table while learning weaving basics. Each student will choose colors for their project, learn to prepare the loom, weave fabric, finish a mat and plan the next project! Looms provided for the workshop, but may be purchased at student price.

7:00 pm

Al-Anon, Sundays, O.Lyme

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT

7 p.m.

2:00 pm

Westerly Historical Society’s Sunday lecture series. “Westerly’s Indian Neighborhood”

Babcock Smith House, 124 Granite Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

Dr. Jason Mancini, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
While Indians were always present in Westerly - a middle ground between od placenames like Misquamicut or Weekapaug. Beginning in the 1860s, though, a discrete urban Indian neighborhood formed. The community of Pequots, Narragansetts, Wampanoags, Shinnecocks, Montauks, and Nipmucs is virtually unknown to most people and non-existent in academic literature. Located principally in Westerly’s North End, the neighborhood was anchored by the Pleasant Street Baptist Church (“the Indian Church”), a number of Indian-owned businesses, and an intertribal organization called the American Indian Federation that was chartered in Westerly in 1931.This talk will bring a forgotten history to light though photographs, maps, & oral histories

8:00 am

Pancake Breakfast

Old Saybrook Fire Department Headquarters, 310 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Benefits the department's Junior Division.

8:00 am

All You Can Eat Breakfast, first Sunday, Niantic

American Legion Auxiliary, 16 York Ave., Niantic, CT

8-11 a.m., $7 adults; $3 children under 10; held the first Sunday of each month; (860) 739-2107.

1:00 pm

Super Bowl Sunday Grinder and Chili Sale, Feb. 3, Ivoryton

The Ivoryton Congregational Church, 57 Main St., Ivoryton, CT

1-2 p.m., $8, 12 inch grinders and chili with all the fixings; $4.50 for a pint of chili, $8 for a quart; place advance orders by Feb. 1; order pick-up will be Feb. 3 between 1 and 2 p.m.; (860) 767-8167 or (860) 767-1004.

11:00 am

Jeans for Teens Collection, Feb. 3

Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT , 06385

Crystal Mall will host the Norwich Tech’s Chapter of the DECA’s collecting used jeans at the mall for two weekends to donate to Aeropostale’s Jeans for Teens.

The collection table will be located next to Guest Services on the lower level.

2:00 pm

Langston Hughes Poetry Reading

Langston Hughes Poetry Reading; Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic, , 06355

Rhonda Ward hosts Mystic Arts Center’s 5th annual poetry reading with Keynote speaker Frederick-Douglass Knowles II. The afternoon will feature select readings from regional poets, educators, artists, students and members of the community. Free and open to the public.

Frederick-Douglass Knowles is an Assistant Professor of English at Three Rivers Community College.

Rhonda Ward’s poems have appeared in the Long Island Quarterly, Temper Review, and Siren among other journals, and online at Poetry Bay, Burning Word, and Poetry Vlog.

Photo courtesy Brian Young at brooklynartproject.com.

11:30 am

ANNUAL SOUP’ER BOWL SUPPER

ANNUAL SOUP’ER BOWL SUPPER; UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF BRANFORD, 811 East Main Street, Branford (at the Guilford/Branford border) , Branford, CT , 06405

ANNUAL SOUP’ER BOWL SUPPER in support of battered women will be sponsored by The United Methodist Women on Sunday, February 3rd at The United Methodist Church of Branford located at 811 East Main Street, Branford (at the Guilford/Branford border) from 11:45AM to 2PM. A wide variety of 'homemade' soups will be served with bread/butter. Beverage will be provided for those eating in. 100% of all proceeds will be given to local Women's Shelters in our area. Donation $5 per meal is requested. The church is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, call the church at 203-488-0549, or email umcbranford@snet.net or visit our website at http://www.gbgm-umc.org/umcbranford/.

Education/Lectures

11:00 am

Fashionable Fine Art Classes

Fashionable Fine Art Classes; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sundays, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, Mar 3. Make-Up March 10. 11-1pm. $130

With artist Gloria Nilsson, use selected works of fine art to examine the cultural and historical details of the Byzantine, Impressionist, Art Nouveau and Cubist periods. See how fashion then depicted reflected what was a “contemporary” point-of-view. Use the past to inspire your current designs. Sessions include fashion sketching. Returning students continue to build sketching techniques and their portfolios. Beginner to Intermediate levels. Material list available.

10:00 am

Live Bird Presentation

St. Andrew's Church, 232 Durham Rd, Madison, CT

No registration required. Part of the 2013 Bauer Series.

Kids/Family

8:00 am

OSFD Jr Division Sunday Pancake Breakfast

OSFD Jr Division Sunday Pancake Breakfast; Old Saybrook Fire Dept, 310 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

The Old Saybrook Fire Department's Junior Division is pleased to host several upcoming Sunday pancake breakfasts, featuring eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, coffee, tea and juice, with the first breakfast scheduled for Sunday, January 20th, from 8 a.m. to noon at fire headquarters.
The pancake breakfast is $5 per person. The funds assist the OSFD's Junior (high-school age) Division. Other Sunday morning breakfasts will be hosted on: February 3rd, February 17th and March 3rd All of the breakfasts will be at the Old Saybrook Fire Department headquarters, 310 Main Street, at the intersection of Main Street and Old Boston Post Road.

In case of inclement weather (such as a major snow or ice storm), please check the OSFD's website at www.oldsaybrookfire.com for any cancellations

10:00 am

19th Annual Holiday Train Show

19th Annual Holiday Train Show; Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The family-friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex for its nineteenth year of fun for all ages. Train artist Steve Cryan has worked his magic again with more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the very young can get hands-on at the expanded American Flyer and Lionel train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart. Sponsored by Liberty Bank, The Safety Zone and Valley Courier, the exhibit runs through February 10, 2013.

10:15 am

Preschool Storytime ages 3-5 (Mornings)

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; register beginning January 14th. This program is sponsored by a grant from People’s United Bank.

2:00 pm

Children's Valentine Workshop

The New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

For children aged five and older. Limited space. To register, call or email.

Music

5:00 pm

Choral Evensong with The Anglican Singers

St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London, CT , 06320

The Anglican Singers will present a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, February 3, at 5:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, New London. The group, conducted by interim director Jason Roberts, with Joseph Ripka, organist, will sing music of the English choral tradition by Sowerby, Tomkins and Dyson. There is no charge for the service. For more information visit www.anglicansingers.org or call 860-442-7519.

3:00 pm

Violin and Piano: Dramatic Partners

The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT

4:00 pm

Diane Tracy and Friends

The Leif Nilsson Gallery, 1 Spring Street, Chester, CT

Part of the Concerts in the Gallery series. Donation: $10.

Nature/Outdoors

1:00 pm

Madison Land Conservation Trust Groundhog Day Hike

Indian Rock Shelters Trail, Park at the cul-de-sac on Lake Drive, Madison, CT

Dogs must be leashed. Wear sturdy boots or snowshoes if appropriate.

Sports

9:00 am

Eastern CT ASA Softball Umpire Training

TBD, TBD, TBD, CT

If you are interested in becoming an umpire for the 2012-13 Middle School, freshman, JV and Varsity softball season , please contact Todd Smith for information on New Umpire Training sessions. The classroom sessions will begin on weekends in February, followed by field clinics in March (the season begins in April). In addition, we also service most of the ASA slow pitch leagues in eastern CT. Please contact Todd S. Smith at (860)599-6078 or todd9794@sbcglobal.net.

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