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

8 PLAY THINGS.

10 ECSO: FRENCH CON­NEC­TIONS.

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Pur­sued by dogs and re­lent­less slave catch­ers, she fol­lowed an es­cape route laid out by Quak­ers. For tick­ets, call 860.444.7373 or visit www.gardearts. org.

6 p.m. at the Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New Lon­don. “Toys and the In­ven­tion of Mod­ern Child­hood: Cu­ra­tor’s Lec­ture.” Join Abi­gail Van Slyck, guest cu­ra­tor of Play/Things, for an in­ter­ac­tive lec­ture about this new ex­hi­bi­tion. Wine and cheese re­cep­tion at 5 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $5 for mem­bers; $10 gen­eral pub­lic. Reser­va­tions sug­gested. Call 860.443.2545 ext. 112 or visit www.ly­manal­lyn.org.

9, 23 FAM­ILY OVERNIGHT,

at the Mys­tic Aquar­ium. 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Ever won­der what the aquar­ium’s an­i­mals do at night? Find out while solv­ing an aquar­ium mys­tery. Af­ter an­a­lyz­ing clues, guests will play games and tour the ex­hibits, then pick a place to sleep next to the cir­cling sharks, col­or­ful clown­fish or the elu­sive oc­to­pus. Mem­bers: $50, adult; $40, child; Non-mem­bers: $60, adult; $50, child. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 860.572.5955 ext. 520 or visit www.mys­ti­caquar­ium.org.

8 p.m., Garde Arts Cen­ter, 325 State St., New Lon­don. Toshiyuki Shi­mada, con­duc­tor and mu­sic di­rec­tor of East­ern Con­necti­cut Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, leads “Dukas: Fan­fare to La Peri,” “De­bussy: Prélude à “L’Après­midi d’un faune,” “Mozart: Sym­phony No. 31 in D Ma­jor (Paris), K. 297” and “Ravel: Daph­nis et Chloe Suite No. 2 (with cho­rus).” Also, “Poulenc: Glo­ria” fea­tur­ing the East­ern Con­necti­cut Sym­phony Cho­rus and Guest Soloist, Mireille As­selin, So­prano. Call 860.444.7373 or visit www.gardearts.org.

10-18 APRIL SCHOOL VA­CA­TION DAYS AT MYS­TIC SEA­PORT.

Cre­ate a spe­cial spring craft, make your way through a flower scavenger hunt and take part in a fam­ily gar­den­ing ex­plo­ration in our Buck­ing­ham-Hall gar­den. Make your own toy boat, print a his­tor­i­cal seed packet in our print shop and play 19th-cen­tury games on the Vil­lage Green. On April 13-14, join us for Pi­rate Days (ad­di­tional charges ap­ply) and take part in a trea­sure hunt, make your own bauble in a pi­rate sou­venir work­shop or watch a high seas plan­e­tar­ium pro­gram. From April 10-19, join us for our story hour at the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum. Along with the story, dif­fer­ent hands-on ob­jects re­lat­ing to the story will be shared. Fam­i­lies are wel­come at this free pro­gram. Es­pe­cially for chil­dren ages 4 to 7. Call 860.572.5322 or visit www.mys­tic­sea­port.org.

11 ART + DE­SIGN LABS FOR ADULTs,

at the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum, Old Lyme. 2 to 4 p.m. Ex­pe­ri­ence the art les­son “prob­lems” that Sewell Sill­man prac­ticed un­der es­teemed teach­ers such as Josef Al­bers and later taught at Yale, the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, Black Moun­tain Col­lege and the Rhode Is­land School of De­sign. Test out color op­tics, in­trigu­ing draw­ing ex­er­cises and time-based creative ac­tiv­i­ties. Ex­plore the brain-teas­ing draw­ing ex­er­cises that en­hance mo­tor skills and eye-hand co­or­di­na­tion. Recre­ate some of Sill­man’s ex­er­cises in mak­ing “fast” and “slow” lines and learn how you can paint time into wa­ter­color. Call 860.434.5542 ext. 109 or visit www.flo­rence­gris­wold­musuem.org.

13 STAY­ING DRY AND PAY­ING FOR IT:

A free sym­po­sium on the costs of coastal liv­ing in a chang­ing cli­mate, 7:30 p.m., marine sci­ence build­ing, UConn Avery Point, 1080 Shen­necos­sett Road, Gro­ton. Mod­er­a­tor W. Frank Bohlen, pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Marine Sciences, Uni­ver­sity of Con­necti­cut. Call 860.405.9262 or visit www.av­ery­point.uconn.edu.

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SHARK WEEK,

at the Mys­tic Aquar­ium. Come see sharks great and small, and some you may not even re­al­ize are sharks. Through ac­tiv­i­ties and games, kids will dis­cover which sharks are the fastest, largest and most docile, as well as the threats sharks are fac­ing in the wild. At our new touch tank, you can even touch a shark as it swims

16 SPRING SCHOOL BREAK ART CLASSES.

Ship­build­ing Work­shop, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New Lon­don. Af­ter view­ing the mu­seum’s his­toric ship col­lec­tion, stu­dents will use wood to con­struct their own ship. Fab­ric sails and acrylic paints will be used to trans­form their cre­ation into a pi­rate ship or faerie boat. De­signed for chil­dren ages 7 to 11. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Ad­mis­sion is $10 per mem­ber child; $12 non-mem­ber. Call 860.443.2545 ext. 110 or visit www.ly­manal­lyn. org.

17 EARTH FEST.

Con­necti­cut Col­lege hosts its an­nual cel­e­bra­tion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Tem­pel Green. The free event will cel­e­brate the en­vi­ron­ment with in­for­ma­tion, ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic, food and fun. Rain date is Sun­day, April 18. Call 860.439.5218 or email aca­ba­nis@con­ncoll.edu.

17 CHIL­DREN’S FILM FES­TI­VAL.

Screen­ing of the movie “Big,” 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New Lon­don. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Af­ter view­ing the fea­ture, star­ring Tom Hanks, chal­lenge your lit­tle ones with a scavenger hunt through the mu­seum gal­leries. Call 860.443.2545 or visit www.ly­manal­lyn.org.

ART + DE­SIGN LABS FOR KIDS.

1 to 5 p.m. at the Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum, Old Lyme. How fast can you draw? How slow can you paint? See what hap­pens to our paint­ings and draw­ings when you try to speed up and slow down our art mak­ing just like Sewell Sill­man did. Call 860.434.5542 ext. 109 or

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