This Weekend: Voices, Plunging, Judopolis, Exotic Creatures, Celebrate Handmade, And Music, And Movies!

Also, folk music, ukulele jam, and winter carnival!


Here's what we're thinking about this weekend! If we missed anything, include it in the comments below the story. 

If you have some free time Friday during the day, you can check out the Madison Art Society 37th Annual Member Show at the Scranton Memorial Library in downtown Madison. 

Do you love a good story? I know I do. If you're with me on that, check out Voices in the Bookstore at R. J. Julia in Madison. It starts at 7 p.m on Friday. The stories are original, and the crowd is friendly, supportive, and appreciative. If you're hungry beforehand, RJ Cafe, behind the bookstore, is a great place to get some reasonably priced, delicious food.

Also on Friday night, you can enjoy folk music, Irish and American folksongs and fiddletunes at the Shinbone Alley Concert at 8:00 pm at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main St, Middletown, CT. 

On Saturday, at 8:30 a.m. the Audubon Shop will be hosting Eagle Watches on the CT River. Be sure to sign up in advance! Pre-registration is required.   203.245.9056.

Also on Saturday morning, at 10 a.m., join the fun at the Madison Penguin Plunge at Hammonasset Beach State Park!

And, at St. Andrew's Church on Saturday morning, Exotic and Tropical Creatures from the Beardsley Zoo (Bauer Series) will be featured. At 10 a.m.

On Saturday, Poppies Boutique on Wall Street in Madison is hosting Juley's feather hair extensions from 10-3pm.  

While you're on Wall Street, you might want to check out some free Judo and Self-Defense lessons Saturday at 11 a.m. at Judopolis, 32 Wall St, Madison.

Do you play the Ukelele? Or do you want to try one out? You'll get a chance Saturday at  the at Middlefield Town Hall, 393 Jackson Hill Rd, Middlefield, CT. "We invite all ukelele players and enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.  Come play, learn or just sing.  We usually have an extra uke or two if you want to just try one out."

On Saturday, enjoy the 3rd Annual Winter Carnival at  12:00 pm at , 27 Killingworth Tpke, Clinton, CT.

On Sunday, check out Gale Zucker presents CELEBRATE HANDMADE - BUILD COMMUNITY! at the Scranton Memorial Library at 2 p.m. "Gale Zucker will discuss her newest book, Craft Activism: People, Projects & Ideas from the New Community of Handmade. Chosen for Best Books of 2011 by both Library Journal and Amazon, this book celebrates knitters & crafters all over the world who use their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community.  Gale’s slide program is sure to inspire, amaze and warm up your winter day and soul. Open and free to the public. Register for the program at www.scrantonlibary.org/eventscalendar.  Books available for sale. Don’t forget to bring your knitting!"

At Ballou's Wine Bar in Guilford this weekend on Friday, at 8 p.m, Stephan Hartmann, and on Saturday at 8 p.m., Mike Piccione. 

At Donahue's in Madison this weekend Friday, at 9:30pm Hot House, and Saturday at 9:30pm Free Play. 

And, this weekend at the movies: 

Want to know more about these movies? Check out our earlier article.


Schedule for Friday, February 17, 2012 until Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Artist (PG-13)
Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo
- 100 minutes Fri - Mon: 1:45, 4:30, 7:30
Tue: 4:30, 7:30
Wed: 1:45, 4:30, 7:30
Thu: 4:30, 7:30

  Hugo (PG)
Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz
- 127 minutes Fri - Mon: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30
Tue: 4:30, 7:30
Wed: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30
Thu: 4:30, 7:30


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