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.
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.