introduced the this winter, and as the days become longer it’s time to bid farewell for the season. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, you get one last chance for a skate and children’s admission is buy one, get one free. And if you have some time on Monday, and storing it.
There are several other events taking place in the coming week as well, including several musical performances. These start on Saturday at with This event starts with a forum at 3:30 p.m. and includes an open mic for students who want to show their talent at 6:30 p.m. On the same day, the New London Greens host a buffet and evening of music at ; this starts at 7 p.m. with a $20 suggested donation. The brings Lew Buckley’s Dixieland All-Stars to the Oasis Room at 8 p.m. on Saturday, and the $25 ticket includes pre-show appetizers at 7 p.m. The Garde also welcomes the Connecticut Lyric Opera’s performance of at 5 p.m. on Sunday; tickets are $32 to $60.
A few places are also recognizing that St. Patrick’s Day is coming up with some early celebrations. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, the welcomes a presentation on the voyage of St. Brendan from Ireland to America. On Sunday, holds a workshop to make shamrock headbands; $20 includes all materials. And on Monday at 8 a.m., the Friends of hosts a “before hours” networking breakfast at . City Councilor Marie Friess-McSparran, president of the New London Irish Parade, will talk about plans for this upcoming event; tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members, and proceeds go toward Mitchell College scholarships.
There are a pair of environmental events coming up this week, starting with a 7 p.m. Thursday talk on what to do if you find injured wildlife. This discussion is free for members of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and ages under 14 and $7 for others; it takes place at the , with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The nature center, along with the New London Maritime Society, will lead a winter bird walk at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Fort Trumbull. The cost is free for maritime society members and children under 14, $7 for nature center members, and $10 for all others.
In the art world, the holds an artists’ talk at 7 p.m. on Saturday. TDP Art Studio has their activities from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, including a $15 jungle monkey painting class at 2 p.m. Ongoing exhibits include “Slap Happy,” portrayals of “cute yet slightly demented creatures,” at .
Other events happening this week:
- The New London Winter Film Festival presents , 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Garde Arts Center; $4
- Weekly wine tasting, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at
- luncheon and awards, noon at the ; $20
- presents The Little Traitor and 804: South African Volunteers in Israel’s War of Independence, 7 p.m. on Tuesday at ’s Olin Hall; $10
Correction: J. Edgar is airing Thursday, not tonight as initially written.