Across the Area is a comprehensive list of timely events for the Resident’s 200,000 readers across Southeastern Connecticut & Southern Rhode Island. If you are a non-profit organization, send items to Across the Area, the Resident, P.O. Box 269, Stonington, CT 06378 or email@example.com. Enclose a photo, if you wish, for possible publication. Items must be received three weeks in advance of event. Please explain what the event is, who is sponsoring the event, where and when it will be held and contact info for questions.
Henry Carter Hull Library presents Former Connecticut Congressman Robert Steele’s “The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town.” February 4, 6:30 pm. hchlibrary.org
The Spirit of Broadway Theater presents “Dani Girl” performances through Feb 10. Wed & Thurs, 7pm; Fri & Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm. 860.886.2378.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “Baby Sign and Play” program for ages 12-18 mo. Fri through Feb 15. 10am. 860.691.1111.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “First Friends” toddler playgroup program. Tues and Wed through Feb 13. 10am. 860.691.1111.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “Together Time” toddler playgroup program. Thurs through Feb 14. 9:30 and 10:45am. 860.691.1111.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “Making Music” preschool class for ages 3-5. Wed through Feb 13. 1:30pm. 860.691.1111.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “Space is the Place” preschool science program for ages 3-5. Thurs through Feb 14. 1:30pm. 860.691.1111.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “All About Me” preschool science program for ages 3-5. Fri through Feb 15. 10am. 860.691.1111.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “I Wonder…” science for homeschoolers program. Tues through Feb 12. 1:30pm. 860.691.1111.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds “Smart Cart in the Museum” program. Tuesdays and Fridays in February. 11:30am. 860.691.1111.
Henry Carter Hull Library now offers Cypress Resume, an online professional resume-builder, access. hchlibrary.org.
Groton Public Library “Toddler Time with Miss Tracy.” Wed, 10am. Jan 23 to Mar 20. Ages 1 to 3. 860.441.6750.
Groton Public Library “Preschool Stories with Miss Tracy.” Mon, 2pm. Jan 28 to Mar 18. Age 3+. 860.441.6750.
Groton Public Library “Countdown to the Oscars Film Festival.” 2pm. Jan 30, Feb 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 15. 860.441.6750.
Bill Memorial Library holds “Afterschool Snack” program for grades 1 to 5. Thursdays at 4pm. Jan 31 through Feb 28. 860.445.0392.
Institute for American Indian Studies holds “Little Coyote’s Story Hour.” Tuesdays, Jan 8 to Feb 12. 10:30 to 11:30am. 860.868.0518.
New London Maritime Society offers 2013 Reid MacCluggage Black Maritime History Scholarship. $1,000. Entries must be received by March 1. 860.447.2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob’s Discount Furniture and the Garde Arts Center announce 2013 Online Sleuths Contest. Entry forms at gardearts.org or mybobs.com. Completed forms must be returned by Feb 15.
Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. seeks qualified board members and volunteers. 860.884.3500 or email@example.com.
Mystic Woman’s Club holds bag sale. Feb 1 through 16. $5 per bag. 9 to 3:30pm.
Client of Women’s Center holds coats/clothes drive. $1 per bag. 64 Polly’s Lane, Uncasville. 860.861.3149.
Cragin Memorial Library holds Radon Awareness program free presentation 6:30 to 7pm. 860.537.5752.
Groton Public Library Teen Anime Club meeting. 6:30 to 8pm. Free and open to grades 6+. 860.441.6750.
Garde Arts Center presents “The Hot Club of Detroit” in the Oasis Room. 7:30pm. 860.444.7373.
The Big Book Club Getaway event series at Mohegan Sun. www.thebigbookclub.com.
Providence Public Library deadline for submissions to “The Loft Anthology: New England Poetry and Art.” www.theloftanthology.com/submissions.
Groton Public Library holds “After School Art” Popcorn Snowmen program. 3:30pm. 860.441.6750.
Groton Public Library free screening of “The Day I Saw Your Heart,” a dramatic French comedy. 7pm. 860.441.6750.
Children’s Museum of SECT holds Dollar Night program. $1 admission. 4:30 to 8pm. 860.691.1111.
Otis Library holds drop-in Valentine’s Day Craft program for ages 3 to 11. 10am to 2pm. 860.889.2365, ext 114.
Henry Carter Hull Library hosts full-length Practice SAT. 10am. Free. hchlibrary.org or 860.669.2342.
Cragin Memorial Library free screening of Disney’s “Cinderella” (G). 10:30am. Free popcorn. 860.537.7201.
St. Andrew’s Church hosts “A Place Called Hope” live bird show. 10am. 203.245.9192.
Kindred Souls Animal Rescue and Advocacy presents “Unconditional Love: A Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza” atMohegan Fire Company. 11am to 4pm. 860.938.7688.
The Friendship School Craft/Vendor Fair. 10am to 3pm. Admission: A non-perishable food item or an item for our local animal shelter.
Bill Memorial Library holds “Teen Zombie Romance” program for grades 6 to 12. 12pm. 860.445.0392.
Occum Fire Department holds Chicken BBQ. 5 to 6:30 pm. $9. 860.822.6236.
Garde Arts Center presents Rossini’s Barber of Seville performance. 7:30pm. 860.444.7373.
Branch 20 Fleet Reserve Association hosts Breakfast 8 to 11 am. $6 donation.
Renaissance City Theatre Inc. holds open auditions for “The Boys Next Door.” 2pm. 401.348.0555.
La Grua Center holds “Celebration of Friendship: Children’s Art Workshop and Play.” 2pm. 860.535.2300.
The Coast Guard Concert Band presents “President’s Day” concert. 2pm in Leamy Concert Hall. 860.701.6826.
Renaissance City Theatre Inc. holds open auditions for “The Boys Next Door.” 7pm. 401.348.0555.
Mamoga Wellness holds free yoga classes for adults, teens and families. Cragin Memorial Library. Family workshop 6 to 6:45pm; adult/teen workshop 7 to 7:45pm. 860.245.YOGA.
Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center presents “92 St Y: Justice Sonia Sotomayor.” 8pm. $10. 877.503.1286.
The Coast Guard Masters of Swing concert. 7pm. Shafer Auditorium, ECSU. 860.701.6826.
Branch 20 Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors meeting. 6pm.
Otis Library holds “Valentine’s Day Stories” program for ages 5 to 8. 6 to 6:45pm. 860.889.2365, ext 114.
Cragin Memorial Library screens “We Bought a Zoo” movie (PG 13). Free, no registration required. 860.537.5752.
Mystic & Noank Library holds Mystic Photography Group Exhibit opening reception. 4 to 6pm. 860.572.7211.
Groton Public Library offers free computer class. Microsoft Word Basics: Level 1. 6:30pm. 860.441.6750.
Henry Carter Hull Library presents professional astrologer and author Gloria Star. 6:30pm. hchlibrary.org.
CT Family Support Network Parent Support Group meeting at L+M Hospital. 6pm. 860.271.4371.
Potapaug and the Killingworth Library co-sponsor “Mystic Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue” free nature lecture. 7pm. 860.663.2000.
CTFSN Parent Support Group for Spanish speaking parents meeting at L+M Hospital. 9am. 860.271.4371.
Groton Public Library holds “LEGO @ the Library” drop-in event. 3:30 to 4:30pm. 860.441.6750.
Otis Library holds drop-in “Family Movie Day.” Lady and the Tramp (rated G). 1pm. 860.889.2365, ext 114.
Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center presents “Kate Classic: The Philadelphia Story” 4 and 7pm. 877.503.1286.
La Grua Center presents “Celebrating the Chinese New Year” art exhibit opening reception. 5 to 7pm. 860.535.2300.
Meigs Point Nature Center Star Gazing or Night Hike. 7:30pm. 203.245.8743.
Otis Library holds “Recipe for Success” program. Ages 8 to 11. 11am to 12pm. 860.889.2365, ext. 114.
The Auxiliary of L+M Hospital hosts Fashion Show. 1 to 4pm at Fairview Odd Fellows Home. 860.961.0006.
St. Andrew’s Church hosts Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Live Reptiles and Amphibians show. 10am. 203.245.9192.
Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center presents “Mystic Ballet: Swan Lake” 7pm. $35/$40. 877.503.1286.
La Grua Center presents Leornardo Suárez Paz’s Cuartetango String Quartet “Masters of Bandoneón” performance. 5pm. 860.535.2300.
United Church of Stonington holds Soup-a-Thon. 5:30 to 7pm. $10 adults, $5 children. 860.535.0879.
Garde Arts Center presents ECSO: “String Serenade.” 8pm. 860.444.7373.
Custom House Maritime Museum presents silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor. 1 to 5pm. 860.447.2501.
Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut holds Maple Syrup family workshop. $8 per family. 860.691.1111.
Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center presents “The Brothers Grimm,” 1pm, and “Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools,” 7pm. 877.503.1286.
The Coast Guard Chamber Players concert. 2pm. Leamy Concert Hall. 860.701.6826.
Garde Arts Center presents Lisa Williams: Messages from Beyond. 3pm. 860.444.7373.
Visiting Nurse Association of SE CT blood pressure clinic. Waterford CVS Pharmacy. 9 to 10am. 860.444.1111.
Branch 20 Fleet Reserve Association Board of Governors meeting. 6pm.
Henry Carter Hull Library SAT ‘Scores Back’ Session. 6:30pm. hchlibrary.org or 860.669.2342.
Garde Arts Center presents A Chorus Line. 7:30pm. 860.444.7373.