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February 17

A total of 41 events have been found.

Art Exhibits/Openings

1:00 pm

Reception for Artists Jay Babina and John Tubb

The Mill House Gallery , 5 W. Main Street, Chester, CT

1:30 pm

Critique of Madison Art Society Member Exhibition and Sale

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

2:00 pm

Artist Reception

Junk-2-Junque, 114 Bradley Road, Madison, CT

Features photographer Ann Foley and artist Stephen Roane.

2:00 pm

Opening Reception for Ruins of a Holy Land

RSM Art Gallery at Mercy Center at Madison, 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT

Mary C. Daly

2:00 pm

Artist’s Talk: Nancy Eisenfeld

City Gallery, 994 State Street, New Haven, CT

Community

10:00 am

Winter Carnivale

Chester Center, , Chester, CT

shuttle available from Exit 6 Commuter Lot. Free; chili cook-off: $5.

8:00 am

Pancake Breakfast

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

Benefits the department's Junior Division.

2:00 pm

For Mischief Done, Feb. 17, N.London

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

2 p.m., author, Jan Schenk Grosskopf and the launch of her new novel; free for members; $8 all others; space is limited to 45; call to register (860) 447-2501.

1:00 pm

Lincoln Day Dinner

Great Neck Country Club, 28 Lamphere Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Waterford Republican Town Committee is hosting its annual Lincoln Day Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Great Neck Country Club on Lamphere Road. All are welcome for an afternoon of food and conversation while honoring one of the nation’s greatest presidents. The event will be emceed byBill Stanley with Congressman Rob Simmons as guest speaker.
The cost is $35 and reservations need to be made by Friday by calling Rich LaCombe at (860) 912-9428. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Judy Coughlin Scholarship Fund.

2:00 pm

Songs from the War of 1812

East Lyme Police Station, Main Street, Niantic, CT

Rick Spencer leads this program which gives background information and insight into the causes and the incidents of this conflict; part of the East Lyme Historical Society Winter Lecture Series; free; www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org.

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

Designer Silk Scarf Workshop

Designer Silk Scarf Workshop; Arts Center Killingworth, 276 North Parker Hill Rd, Killingworth, CT , 06419

Sunday, Feb 17, 2-4pm. $35

Imagine hand painting not one, but two luxurious 100% silk scarves. Begin your journey into the art of silk painting with this exciting introductory workshop. The session is hands-on, interactive and will give you a solid understanding to silk painting as you experiment with various colors.

4:00 pm

Valentine’s Prime Rib Dinner, Feb. 17, O. Saybrook

Old Saybrook American Legion , 113 Essex Road , Old Saybrook, CT

4-6 p.m., hosted by Squad 113 of Old Saybrook; includes shrimp cocktail, salad, baked potato, rolls, dessert and music; $14 per person; proceeds benefit veterans and community programs; all are welcome; reservations required by calling (860) 388-9482.

7:00 am

Queen of the 2013 St. Patrick's Parade

Queen of the 2013 St. Patrick's Parade; St. Patrick's Day Parade, State and Bank Streets , New London, CT , 06320

The committee of the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade New London is in search of a queen to represent NL County in the parade this year. An application is attached with all the details and requirements. Please feel free to contact us at this email if you would like more info -
nlstpatricksqueen@gmail.com
Win fabulous prizes from Bijou Salon & Spa, Waterford
Greenlight Boutique, New London and Malloves Jewelers of Waterford.

1:00 pm

Corned Beef Dinner

The Knights of St. Patrick Club, 1533 State Street, New Haven, CT

Tickets: $12 ($5 for children under 12).

Education/Lectures

2:00 pm

Taverns: A Vital Part of Early American LIfe

Lebanon Historical Society Museum, 856 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon , CT , 06249

Fascinating illustrated presentation of the social, economic and political importance of taverns in the 18th & 19th-century in America.
Presented by Bruce Clouette, Senior Historian with the Public Archaeology Survey Team in Storrs, CT
Held at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum
856 Trumbull Hwy Lebanon
LHS members are free, non-members $2. Refreshments served.
For more information call 860-642-6579 or email museum@hisoryoflebanon.org

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.

2:00 pm

Education Under Fire

Acton Public Library, 60 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Free film screening of Education Under Fire is on Sunday, February 17 at 2p.m. at the Acton Public Library, 60 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. Co-produced by the Baha'i community and Amnesty International, this documentary highlights the denial of education to the Baha'is of Iran. A discussion follows the film. For more information, call 860-395-3184.

3:30 pm

Live Birds of Prey Show

Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT

1:30 pm

Jewish Genealogy Assisted Research

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

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm for an afternoon of personal
research time at Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown.

This informal session is free and open to anyone researching Jewish ancestors. Board members will be available to answer
questions and suggest resources.

For additional information, please visit www.jgsct-jewish-genealogy.org/programs.html.

Fairs/Festivals

10:00 am

Chester Winter Carnivale

Chester Winter Carnivale; Chester Center, Main and Spring Streets, Chester, CT , 06412

in the 23rd Annual Chester Winter Carnivale, the Ice Carving Competition, with professional and student carvers, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with judging shortly after.Watch them carve and choose your favorite. The "Chilly Chili Cook Off" will be held at the Chester Hose Company Fire House, 6 High Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees can pay their $5 donation at the firehouse door, which allows them to taste all the different chilis made by restaurants and chefs and to vote for their favorite. Beginning at 2 p.m. is the completely amazing Chester Tractor Parade down Main Street.

Restaurants, shops and galleries will have special events all day. Parking is available in the commuter lot at exit 6 with a courtesy shuttle bus to the town center.

10:00 am

Chester Winter Carnivale

Chester Winter Carnivale; Chester Center, Main Street, Chester, CT , 06412

The 23rd Annual Winter Carnivale takes place in Chester Center, offering free family fun. There will be an ice carving competition in the center of town, an unforgettable tractor parade, gallery and shop special events, face painting, Mardi Gras-style beads, street performers, and fun for all. The Chester Hose Company will offer a Chili Cook Off from 11 to 1; donation is $5 per person to taste all the chilis made by chefs and restaurants. Park in the commuter lot at Rte. 9 and take the free shuttle bus into town.

Kids/Family

10:30 am

Mother Goose on the Loose

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.

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

10:15 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.

Misc. Events

2:00 pm

Film Screening: Education Under Fire

Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

10:00 am

February Monthly Tasting

Organon: A Market at Chester, 56 Middlesex Avenue, Chester, CT

Music

St. James Episcopal Chruch, Corner of Huntington and Federal Streets, New London, CT , 06320

Silent Movie Night at St. James, New London. Robert Humphreville will provide live improvised organ accompaniment to the 1919 silent movie "When the clouds roll by," starring Douglas Fairbanks. This is a family friendly event for all ages. Free popcorn for all!

3:00 pm

The OBrien Strings

The OBrien Strings; City of Groton Municipal Building Auditorium, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

City Cabaret 2013 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 17, 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 Zoe Hassman on the cello.

3:00 pm

City Cabaret 2013 Presents The OBrien Strings

City Cabaret 2013 Presents The OBrien Strings; City of Groton Municipal Building Auditorium, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT , 06340

City Cabaret 2013 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 17, 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 Zoe Hassman on the cello.

All City Cabaret 2013 concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. through March.
The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

Jack Madry, jazz pianist, will end the concert series on March 10,

6:00 pm

An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu

Mortensen Hall (The Bushnell Cener Performing Arts), 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

Tickets start at $25.00.

5:00 pm

'Shake off the Winter Blues' Concert

Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT

Benefits the education programs of Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel.

8:00 pm

Rabbit in the Rye, Kindred Queer

The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

For ages 21 and older.

3:00 pm

Musical Masterworks Chamber Music Concert

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT

Tickets: $35 ($5 for students).

1:00 pm

Sebastian Chamber Players - “Orfeo del violin”

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

Sebastian Chamber Players perform Baroque chamber music by Corelli and his Roman contemporaries. Faculty member Daniel S. Lee, Baroque violin with guest musicians Alexander Woods, Baroque violin; Ezra Seltzer, Baroque cello; and Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord, 1 p.m., Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London. Tickets: general admission: $10; students and seniors: $5, 860-439-2720

7:00 pm

Runamuk, Another Wonderful Life, and More

The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

All ages.

Knickerbocker Cafe, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, RI

New York Minute; Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice; Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; Johnny & the East Coast Rockers; and more; benefits Beach Recovery Fund ; $20; (401) 315-5070.

Nature/Outdoors

1:00 pm

Learn to I.D. Trees in Winter

Learn to I.D. Trees in Winter; Bauer Park, 257 Copse Rd., Madison, CT , 06443

Take a walk on the trails of Bauer Park and quickly learn to identify trees without their leaves. Then, warm up inside as we identify species by their unique twigs and buds. Through this hands-on activity, marvel at the beauty of the intricate structures under the microscope. For adults and high school students.

11:00 am

The Essex Steam Train's Eagle Flyer

The Essex Steam Train's Eagle Flyer; Essex Train Station, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT , 06426

The Essex Steam Train will operate its annual Eagle Flyer eco-excursion on President's Day Weekend, February 16 & 17, 2013. This unique journey through the Connecticut River Valley is a great way to enjoy fresh air and catch a glimpse of local wildlife with the whole family. The 2 ½ hour trip begins with a Vintage Diesel Locomotive 0900 at Essex Station. Train riders can hop aboard along with a group of Master Wildlife Conservationists from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. These expert naturalists will act as guides, teaching riders about our national symbol, the Bald Eagle, and its migration south to the Connecticut River Valley.

Sports

6:00 pm

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys

Rugby Starts Feb 12th for Shoreline Boys; Brown Middle school, 980 Durham Road, Madison, CT , 06443

Rugby Starts February 12th

Join in the exciting game of rugby with the Shoreline’s premier U-19 team. Practices begin February 12th
And the season runs through May 30th culminating in the Ct. State Tournament. Any regional high school aged boys are welcome
Registration/Questions - Madison Beach and Recreation Office 203-245-5623 or
www.madrugby.com and check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-Beach-Recreation-U-19-Rugby-Club/455173587865770?ref=hl

Stage/Theater

7:00 pm

Richard Shindell

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Cost: $32 to $35.

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