MARCH

The Day - Sound & Country - - EVENTS / SPRING 2010 -

18 MYS­TIC SEA­PORT’S, “IF YOU’RE EVER IN THE AMA­ZON.”

1:30 to 3 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Mys­tic Art Cin­ema, Olde Mi­stick Vil­lage. Blue­wa­ter sailors, Bob and Ami Green, re­turned to sea in 2005 af­ter a three-year hia­tus caused by the loss of their yacht, Scal­ly­wag. The Greens left Rhode Is­land on Scal­ly­wag II bound for the Mediter­ranean and the Mid­dle East. Three years later, the cou­ple sailed home on the roads less trav­eled. With stops in Cape Verde, Sene­gal and Brazil, they ended their voy­age with a 1,000-mile cruise in the Ama­zon River. Tick­ets range from $5-$14. Call 860.572.5322 or visit www.mys­tic­sea­port.org.

19 HIS­PANIC FILM SE­RIES.

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6:30 p.m., Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New Lon­don. This se­ries of films co­or­di­nates with the mu­seum’s cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions, “Aji­aco: Stir­rings of the Cuban Soul” and “Imna Ar­royo: An­ces­tral Pas­sage.” Call 860.443.2545.

19 A WILD POINT OF VIEW.

7:30 p.m., Garde Arts Cen­ter, 325 State St., New Lon­don. Ex­pe­ri­ence life through an an­i­mal’s eyes with bi­ol­o­gist, in­ven­tor and Na­tional Ge­o­graphic film­maker Greg Mar­shall. Part of “The Faces of Our Planet,” a new five-event se­ries pre­sented by Sea Re­search Foun­da­tion, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Live and the Garde Arts Cen­ter. Call 860.444.7373 or visit www.gardearts.org.

20 TOW­PATH TO BARGE CANAL.

Mys­tic Sea­port’s Green­manville Church, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Brent Dib­ner, pres­i­dent of Dib­ner Mar­itime As­so­ci­ates LLC, de­tails the his­tory of the Erie Canal from the early 1700s to mod­ern day canal traf­fic and pro­vides in-depth in­for­ma­tion that com­ple­ments the mu­seum’s new­est ex­hi­bi­tion, “Build­ing Amer­ica’s Canals,” a hands-on trav­el­ing exhibit from the Na­tional Canal Mu­seum. Tick­ets are $10, plus mu­seum en­trance fee. Mem­bers ad­mit­ted free to the pro­gram. Call 860.572.5322 or visit www.mys­tic­sea­port.org.

20, 27 MYS­TIC SEA­PORT’S MAR­ITIME MATI­NEES.

From 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Mys­tic Art Cin­ema, Olde Mi­stick Vil­lage. March 20: “Brav­ing the North­west Pas­sage.”March 27: “Maine Built Boats.” Meet those in­volved with the films’ cre­ation and hear the in­side scoop on how the mar­itime story was cre­ated: the chal­lenges, the mis­takes and the bal­ance be­tween truth and fic­tion. Mem­bers: $35 for the se­ries, $10 per pro­gram. Non-mem­bers: $40/se­ries, $12 per pro­gram. Call 860.572.5322 or visit www. mys­tic­sea­port.org.

21 ST. PA­TRICK’S DAY PA­RADE.

Steps off at 1 p.m. from Mys­tic Sea­port’s main park­ing lot. Call 860.572.5322 or visit www.mys­tic­sea­port.org.

ART + DE­SIGN LABS FOR KIDS.

1 to 5 p.m., at the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum, Old Lyme. Lines don’t have to be straight! Try your hand at mak­ing Sewell Sill­man’s spe­cial wavy line and check out the funny swirls in our own fin­ger­prints. Call 860.434.5542 ext. 109 or visit www.florencegris­woldmu­seum.org.

30 FILM, OCEANS AND SO­CIAL CHANGE.

7:30 p.m., Marine Sci­ence build­ing, UConn Avery Point, 1080 Shen­necos­sett Road, Gro­ton. Dr. Jen­nifer Galvin — sci­en­tist, film­maker, ed­u­ca­tor and en­tre­pre­neur — holds a Sc.D. in en­vi­ron­men­tal health from the Ex­po­sure, Epi­demi­ol­ogy and Risk Pro­gram at the Har­vard School of Pub­lic Health, a M.P.H. in en­vi­ron­men­tal epi­demi­ol­ogy from Yale Uni­ver­sity, and a B.S. in aquatic bi­ol­ogy from Brown Uni­ver­sity. She is a pub­lished au­thor, re­cently con­tribut­ing to the book “Oceans and Hu­man Health: Risks and Reme­dies from the Seas.” Free, call 860.405.9262 or visit www.av­ery­point.uconn.edu.

1 FREE­DOM TRAIN.

10 a.m., Garde Arts Cen­ter, 325 State St., New Lon­don. Bob’s Dis­count Fur­ni­ture Schooltime Se­ries; Har­riet Tub­man was born a slave, but at 25 she made her per­ilous es­cape from a Mary­land plan­ta­tion, leav­ing her fam­ily be­hind.

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