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Sips & Sweethearts

Mystic Aquarium 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

Mystic Aquarium welcomes you and your significant other to a special Valentine’s cocktail party on Saturday, February 12th at 7pm. Sweethearts can enjoy the belugas and the exhibits in the Main Gallery. Guests will receive complimentary gourmet desserts from Zest, a full cash bar, ambiance, and music entertainment by Big Lux. Sips & Sweethearts is…

$25

Pancakes with the Penguins

Mystic Aquarium 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

Come in for a rare, before-hours opportunity to get up close with a penguin and their trainers, learn about their care, their plight in the wild, and ways you can help protect this endangered species. Breakfast will be served at 8am by Lancer Catering, and a member of our African Penguin colony will be stationed…

Nature Creation Station

Coogan Farm 162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT

Spend the morning at Coogan Farm in the J.X. Barn for an inclusive, open art studio for families with children of all abilities. Our naturalists / artists will be on hand to provide project inspiration and materials to create your own masterpiece. After making art, spend time hiking the trails to enjoy the beauty of…

Free

Jayne Pillemer (Still Mine) Author Signing at Bank Square Books

Bank Square Books 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT

Bank Square Books presents a weekend book signing with Jayne Pillemer for the release of the new book Still Mine. About the Book What will I do if I don’t have you? Are you still mine? Our hands around a cup of hot chocolate, sweet and warm. Our boots splashing in puddles. The song you…

Free

Tie the knot at Olde Mistick Village this Valentines Day!

Olde Mistick Village 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT

Whether you’re looking to tie the knot, or just spend a night out with your beloved, Olde Mistick Village is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Tyler Wiley, who is also a non-denominational minister, will once again perform free wedding ceremonies for couples on Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14 at the Meeting House in…

Free

Monday Night Trivia at The IRONS

The Irons at Hilton Mystic 20 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT

Bring your friends, start a team, and win prizes at Trivia Night from 7pm to 10pm. Trivia provided by Harrison who is back by popular demand hosting on the microphone. If you work in hospitality or at a local attraction, show your badge and enjoy $4 drafts and our Happy Hour Menu all night long!

Monday Night Trivia at The IRONS

The Irons at Hilton Mystic 20 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT

Bring your friends, start a team, and win prizes at Trivia Night from 7pm to 10pm. Trivia provided by Harrison who is back by popular demand hosting on the microphone. If you work in hospitality or at a local attraction, show your badge and enjoy $4 drafts and our Happy Hour Menu all night long!

Digital Program: Upcycled T-shirt Headbands

Zoom

Join Hazel on Zoom to learn how to make easy headbands from old t-shirts. Come to the library beforehand and choose 2 different colored, stretchy t-shirts to cut up during the online class. All you need is a pair of sharp scissors. No sewing involved. Ages 8+ This is an online program. Class size is…

Free

Full Snow Moon at Coogan Farm

Coogan Farm 162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT

Join the Nature Center to enjoy the full Snow Moon as we hike in the crisp winter air to admire beautiful views of the moon and explore Coogan Farm.. Meet by the Farmhouse at Coogan Farm. This hike is of moderate difficulty over uneven terrain. This program is suited for adults. Preregistration is required. Members…

Free

Judy Benson & Roxanne Steed (Earth and Sky) Author Talk and Q&A at Bank Square Books

Bank Square Books 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and Q&A with Judy Benson and illustrator Rozanne Steed for the new book, Earth & Sky: Nature Meditations in Word and Watercolor. About the Book Brief essays and beautiful paintings that present insights into the wonders of nature. About the Author Judy Benson has been the communications coordinator…

Free

Food & Gender Author Series

Yellow Farmhouse Education Center 389 North Main Street, Stonington

Join us to explore where our beliefs, emotional connections, and behavior patterns about food come from. After all, food informs and is informed by our identity. The foods that we prepare, eat, and enjoy are reflections of racial or ethnic backgrounds, geographical provenance, family histories, and - as we'll explore in this virtual series -…

Introduction to Screen Printing Class

Spark Makerspace 225 State Street, New London, CT

Learn how to Screen Print at Spark! We'll take you through the whole process, and you'll take home prints of your own design! This class covers successful design elements, creating the screen using the photographic process, printing on fabric and paper, and how to reuse your silkscreen. For Members, this class will certify you to…

Digital Program: The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance with Mechanic Shop Femme

Zoom

The Why's and When's of Car Maintenance helps you get an overview of car maintenance from Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme. Learn when to perform specific maintenance tasks, and of course why, including changing oil and filters, tire pressure, coolant, and much more. This class helps you be a more educated consumer so you…

Free

Drawing 101 Class

Spark Makerspace 225 State Street, New London, CT

This is a class that will teach you the basic foundations of drawing. Your instructor Ben Ellcome will guide you in different drawing materials tools and techniques to teach you the fundamentals of drawing. This class will focus on still life. We ask students to bring a large Newsprint Paper Pad, 18" x 24" to…

Owl Prowl for Adults

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

It may be cold outside, but things heat up for owls in late winter. Join us to learn more about Connecticut’s owls and meet one of our residents. We will take a walk, looking and listening for owls at the Nature Center. Masks are required, this class will be both inside and out. Limited to…

Fruit Tree Pruning and Care In-Person Class

Coogan Farm 162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT

Join us for this in-person gardening class to learn tips and techniques for pruning apple, pear and other fruit trees at your home. This class will meet by the JX Barn at Coogan Farm and we will walk up to the Giving Garden for a pruning demonstration. Please be prepared for muddy and wet conditions.…

Discovery

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

Ages 2 to 5, with special needs, and a caregiver In this class geared towards preschool children with special needs and a caregiver, children explore nature every month. Activities, circle time, animals and lots of time outside give the students and caregivers plenty of time to socialize and enjoy the outdoor world! Masks are required…

Free

Mystic’s Celebration of Black Literature

Mystic River Park Cottrell Street, Mystic

February is Black History Month, and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Mystic & Noank Library to celebrate with a look into Black literature. The Chamber and Library are inviting notable speakers, local residents, and students to read inspiring authors from Black authors at this celebration held outdoors at Mystic River…

Free

Dig Into Nature – Life Under the Ice

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

Join us for our free drop off program for children ages 5 to 10 to learn more about our local animals, plants, and habitats. This program’s topic is Life Under the Ice! We will learn about the most amazing strategies animals have for surviving under the ice. Preregistration is required. This class is outdoors except…

Free

Ice Festival at Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

Shake off that cabin fever with 3 days of frosty fun on the spacious grounds of Mystic Seaport Museum! Bundle up and celebrate the great outdoors in New England with ice sculpture demonstrations, games, crafts, and live music. Step into a life-sized snow globe in the Treworgy Planetarium, then warm up next to a fire…

 

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