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Mon­day, Feb. 11 SNAP CIR­CUIT PLAY:

Snap Cir­cuits for ages 8-12 meets Feb. 11, 6 p.m. in the Ac­tiv­ity Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Drop-in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

KIND­NESS CARDS:

Kind­ness Cards & Co­coa at Henry Carter Hull Li­brary, Clin­ton, Mon­day, 3-6 p.m. Make hol­i­day cards for lo­cal se­niors and vet­er­ans and en­joy some hot co­coa and Munchkins. All ages are in­vited. hch­li­brary.org for de­tails.

Tues­day, Feb. 12 WOMEN’S HIKE:

Join Women of the Woods 9 a.m. Tues­day, 2-3 mile hike at Wadsworth Falls State Park, Mid­dle­town. Con­tact Lucy Meigs for de­tails and to regis­ter [email protected]­oneOut­side.org or 860-395-7771 or visit Every­oneOut­side.org and click on cal­en­dar.

CA­REER WORK­SHOP:

Ca­reer Work­shop with Dr. Mar­cia LaReau, founder of For­ward Mo­tion and au­thor of “Ca­reer­maged­don: Crack­ing the 21st Cen­tury Ca­reer Code,” Feb. 12, 5 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quested but not re­quired. For ques­tions or reg­is­tra­tion con­tact Bob Carl­son or Christy Billings at 860-347-2520.

RUS­SELL READ­ERS:

Rus­sell Read­ers: “My Old Man” by Ernest Hem­ing­way, meets Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. in Meet­ing Room 2, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Meets the sec­ond Tues­day each month. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact Chan­tal Foster at 860-573-2946 or Chan­[email protected]­cast.net.

BOOK PLAY:

Book Play! , 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12, play­ful story time, for 18 months-3 years old at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store , 413 Main Street, Mid­dle­town. Free, drop in, De­tails at www.wes­leyan­r­jju­lia.com or call 860-685-3939

COMIC BOOK WORK­SHOP:

Car­di­nal Kids: Comic Book Mak­ing Work­shop, Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., taught by Jah­navi Me­hta, at Wes­leyan R. J. Ju­lia Book­store, Mid­dle­town. Create sto­ry­lines, char­ac­ters, and di­a­logue us­ing col­ors and their imag­i­na­tion. Free event, email [email protected]­leyan.edu to regis­ter.

CHAM­BER WORK­SHOP:

The Mid­dle­sex County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s KeyBank work­shop se­ries will present “Best HR Prac­tices in Hir­ing, Dis­ci­plin­ing and Fir­ing Em­ploy­ees” Feb. 12, 8 a.m. Reg­is­tra­tion $30 mem­bers, $40 guests, at mid­dle­sex­cham­ber.com.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 13 MATH ES­CAPE:

Love Mon­ster Math Es­cape at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary, Feb. 13, 5 p.m. Open to chil­dren ages 5-8. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Link to regis­ter: Love Mon­ster Math Es­cape, call 860526-6039 or email

dr­plchil­drens­[email protected] AU­THOR TALK:

“Sol­diers of a For­eign War” with au­thor Charles McNair, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Books will be avail­able for sign­ing and pur­chase af­ter the talk.

COM­EDY MOVIE:

The 2018 com­edy,“Juliet, Naked” based on the novel by Nick Hornsby, will be shown Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. at Henry Carter Hull Li­brary, Clin­ton, with free pop­corn from Chips Pub III.

PORT­LAND LIONS:

The new Port­land Lions Club was for­mally char­tered for ser­vice in Septem­ber 2018. Meet­ings will be held on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day, Feb. 13, March 13, April 24, May 8, June 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Port­land Waverly Cen­ter, 5 Waverly Av­enue, Port­land.

SIM­PLE TAI CHI:

Sim­ple Tai Chi with Mike McEwen at the But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts & Cul­tural Cen­ter, 605 Main St., Mid­dle­town, Feb. 13-April 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Feb. 14-April 4, 12-1 p.m. $80 for 8 weeks. Pre-regis­ter at www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-3474957

BOOK GROUP:

For­ever YA Book Group, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store , 413 Main Street, Mid­dle­town. Regis­ter at at [email protected]­leyan.edu.

POT­TERY SHOP­PING:

Wes­leyan Pot­ters Gallery Shop, 350 South Main St., Mid­dle­town, cel­e­brates Valen­tine’s Day with a spe­cial Men’s (andWomen’s) Night Out shop­ping event, Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m. Free gift wrap­ping, a beer tast­ing, silent auc­tion, food and a large se­lec­tion of hand crafted gifts will be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 860-347-5925 or visit www.wes­leyan­pot­ters.com.

Thurs­day, Feb. 14 LI­BRARY JOB GROUP:

Job Group meets on Thurs­days, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Hub­bard Room, Rus­sell Li­brary, 123 Broad Street, Mid­dle­town. Each Thurs­day a dif­fer­ent topic re­lated to ca­reers is dis­cussed, fol­lowed by a net­work­ing ses­sion. Drop-in; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

IN­DOOR SNOW FIGHT:

In­door Snow Fight, STEM Ac­tiv­ity, at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary, Feb. 14, 4 p.m. Build cat­a­pults fit to launch mini-marsh­mal­lows. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for this pro­gram, open to chil­dren ages 5-9. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 860-526-6039 or email

dr­plchil­drens­[email protected] BABY BOUNCE:

Baby Bounce at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary meets Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; 10:30 a.m. Sto­ries, songs and play. Best for chil­dren up to 24 months; older sib­lings wel­come. Drop in, no reg­is­tra­tion.

SIM­PLE TAI CHI:

Sim­ple Tai Chi with Mike McEwen at the But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts & Cul­tural Cen­ter, 605 Main St., Mid­dle­town, Feb. 14-April 4, 12-1 p.m. $80 for 8 weeks. Pre-regis­ter at www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-3474957

VALEN­TINE’S DAY MU­SIC:

Valen­tines Day with Jac­que­lyn and Friends, Thurs­day, 7-9 p.m. at the But­ton­wood Tree Per­form­ing Arts & Cul­tural Cen­ter, 605 Main St., Mid­dle­town. Free, with re­fresh­ments. De­tails at www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-347-4957.

WORLD ART:

Car­di­nal Kids: World Art, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 14, at Wes­leyan RJ Ju­lia Book­store , 413 Main Street, Mid­dle­town. Ir­mina Ben­son will lead stu­dents in read­ing, ac­tiv­i­ties and a short art les­son. Free event, email [email protected]­leyan.edu to regis­ter.

POT LUCK LUN­CHEON:

The Durham 60+ Club and Travel will have their an­nual Valen­tine's Pot Luck Lun­cheon Feb, 14 12:30 p.m., Durham Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter, Sec­ond Floor, 350 Main Street, Durham. Set up 11:30 a.m. All par­tic­i­pants will share their spe­cial dish. Se­niors from sur­round­ing towns are wel­come.

Fri­day, Feb. 15 THE BIKI­NIS:

“The Biki­nis” at the Con­necti­cut Cabaret The­ater, 31 Webster Square Road, Ber­lin, Feb. 15-March 16, Fri­days, Satur­days, 8 p.m., Sun­days, 2 p.m. Tick­ets $35, call 860-829-1248 or go to www.ct­cabaret.com

MARY POP­PINS:

Colch­ester Community The­atre will stage Dis­ney and Cameron Mack­in­tosh’s “Mary Pop­pins”, Feb. 15, 7 p.m, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., and Feb. 17, 2 p.m., at Ba­con Academy High School Au­di­to­rium, 611 Nor­wich Av­enue in Colch­ester. Adults $15, chil­dren 12 and un­der, se­niors, $12. Pre­ferred lim­ited seat­ing, $25. Re­serve at ShowTix4U, or go to Plotkin’s Jewelry, Colch­ester, or Photo Con­nec­tion, Colch­ester) af­ter Feb. 8. Spon­sors are needed; call 860-639-9315. Weather ques­tions, check the group’s Face­book page.

FUN FRI­DAY:

Fun Fri­day at the Deep River Pub­lic Li­brary meets Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; 10:30 a.m. Sto­ries and songs fol­lowed by craft and open play. Per­fect for the preschool set. Drop in, no reg­is­tra­tion.

AR­CHI­TECT SE­RIES:

Ar­chi­tec­tural his­to­rian Christo­pher Wi­gren will give a free il­lus­trated talk on Con­necti­cut ar­chi­tec­ture from his re­cent book: “Con­necti­cut Ar­chi­tec­ture: Sto­ries of 100 Places,” 7 p.m. Feb. 15, in The Cube at Cen­ter­brook Ar­chi­tects, 67 Main St., Cen­ter­brook. Copies of the book will avail­able for pur­chase and sign­ing af­ter the talk. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

LOVE CON­CERT:

Waberi Jor­dan cel­e­brates love with mu­sic, Fri­day, 8-10 p.m., $10 ad­mis­sion at the But­ton­wood Tree, 605 Main St., Mid­dle­town. Re­serve at www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-3474957

Satur­day, Feb. 16 BOT­TOM­LEY TRIO:The

Brett Bot­tom­ley Trio will per­form at the But­ton­wood Tree, 605 Main St., Mid­dle­town, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Tick­ets $15. Play­ing Latin, orig­i­nal and jazz stan­dards, fea­tur­ing Ken Fischer on pi­ano and Bob Ah­ern on drums. De­tails, call 860-347-4957 or visit www.but­ton­wood.org.

BOWL­ING FUNDRAISER:

The DeSoto Coun­cil #6 of the Knights of Colum­bus in Cromwell is host­ing a bowl­ing fundraiser to ben­e­fit the Cromwell Food Bank, Feb. 16, 12-3 p.m. at Bowl-O-Rama in New­ing­ton. $20/bowler ($10 kids 12 & un­der). Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion pre­ferred, go to www.cromwellkofc.com/char­i­ty­bowl.htm for reg­is­tra­tion de­tails. Ques­tions, email [email protected]­hoo.com.

MARY POP­PINS:

Colch­ester Community The­atre will stage Dis­ney and Cameron Mack­in­tosh’s “Mary Pop­pins”, Feb. 15, 7 p.m, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., and Feb. 17, 2 p.m., at Ba­con Academy High School Au­di­to­rium, 611 Nor­wich Av­enue in Colch­ester. Adults $15, chil­dren 12 and un­der, se­niors, $12. Pre­ferred lim­ited seat­ing, $25. Re­serve at ShowTix4U, or go to Plotkin’s Jewelry, Colch­ester, or Photo Con­nec­tion, Colch­ester) af­ter Feb. 8. Spon­sors are needed; call 860-639-9315. Weather ques­tions, check the group’s Face­book page.

TEEN OPEN MIC:

Open mic for teens, Satur­day, 3-5 p.m., $5. ad­mis­sion. For ages 12-18, art, mu­sic, bands wel­come, at the But­ton­wood Tree, 605 Main St., Mid­dle­town. De­tails at www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-3474957.

Sun­day, Feb. 17 ‘THE PRODIGALS’:

Wil­liam H. Foster III reads “The Prodigals,” Sun­day, 4 p.m. $8 adults, $5 un­der 18, at the But­ton­wood Tree, 605 Main St., Mid­dle­town. Re­serve at www.but­ton­wood.org or call 860-3474957.

SUN­DAY WOR­SHIP:

Wor­ship with Eucharist 9 a.m.; Sun­day School, Adult Ed. on For­give­ness,10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on 300 Washington St., Mid­dle­town. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.faithel­camid­dle­town.org.

MARY POP­PINS:

Colch­ester Community The­atre will stage Dis­ney and Cameron Mack­in­tosh’s “Mary Pop­pins”, Feb. 15, 7 p.m, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., and Feb. 17, 2 p.m., at Ba­con Academy High School Au­di­to­rium, 611 Nor­wich Av­enue in Colch­ester. Adults $15, chil­dren 12 and un­der, se­niors, $12. Pre­ferred lim­ited seat­ing, $25. Re­serve at ShowTix4U, or go to Plotkin’s Jewelry, Colch­ester, or Photo Con­nec­tion, Colch­ester) af­ter Feb. 8. Spon­sors are needed; call 860-639-9315. Weather ques­tions, check the group’s Face­book page.

VALEN­TINE TEA:

Had­dam Neck Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Quarry Hill Road, Had­dam Neck, will host its an­nual Valen­tine Tea, af­ter the 11 a.m. ser­vice, Feb. 17 in the church school­house build­ing fea­tur­ing home made treats and bev­er­ages. Do­na­tions will ben­e­fit Heifer In­ter­na­tional, a global anti-hunger ini­tia­tive. www.had­dam­neck­con­gre­ga­tion­alchurch.org

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