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Feb 20, 2014
09:44 AM
The Connecticut Table

Mystic Chowder Cook-Off a Folksy Event With Gourmet Soul, 'Best Seafood' Participants

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In conjunction with the chowder cook-off Olde Mistick Village is holding other “fun and educational events” throughout the day. The schedule is:

12-1pm Childbloom Guitar All Stars with Lou Manzi in the Meeting House 
12-1pm Police K-9 Unit Demonstration on the Green 
12-2pm Fly by Night Entertainers in and around the Village 
1:30-2:30pm Stonington Singers (Mystic Middle School) in the Meeting House 
2-2:30pm Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Live Owl Presentation on the Green 
2:30-2:30pm Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Educational Program in the Meeting House 
2:30-4:30pm Mystic Aquarium Touch and Learn Program in the Meeting House 
3-4pm Pine Point School Artists in the Meeting House 
3:30-4:30pm Horizon Wings Live Birds of Prey Program on the Green 

Meanwhile, while you’re in the area, Mystic Seaport is offering free admission for children, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the promotion is currently running and ends Feb. 23) each day, in honor of schools’ winter breaks.

“Come explore the museum’s 19th-century seafaring village, historic vessels, and maritime exhibits,” Mystic Seaport invites in a post on its website, mentioning “plenty of family-fun activities,” including:

  • Charles W. Morgan — Climb aboard the world’s last wooden whaleship and watch as Shipwrights restore and prepare the vessel for her 38th Voyage this summer. (offered all day)
  • Pastimes and Playthings — Step back in time and try your hand at an old-fashioned game of skittles or checkers. (offered all day)
  • Navigation Quest — Check out a “Nav. Quest” kit at the Nautical Instruments Shop and find your way around the Museum using the navigational tools of a sailor. (offered all day)
  • Sailor Town — In this lively and informative talk, find out what a “sailor’s life for me” truly meant. (daily at 10:30 am)
  • Witness to History — Chat with a resident of 1876 Greenmanville about making the most of winter at sea and on shore, explore the sailors’ charity basket, and warm up by the Seamen’s Friend Society parlor stove. (Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am-3 pm)
  • How did they do that? — Listen as Museum shipcarvers explain the skills of crafting and gold leafing wooden carvings. (daily at 12:30 pm)
  • Captain Hogan’s Pride — Climb aboard the L.A. Dunton and learn the stories of the first owner and skipper of our traditional “Banks.” (daily at 12:45 pm)
  • Children’s Storytime — Visit the Children’s Museum to hear stories of the sea and shore. (daily at 1 pm)
  • Shipyard Tour — Join our knowledgeable staff as they explain the equipment and activities in our Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (daily at 2 pm)
  • Winter Lights — See Jupiter, the belt stars of Orion, the red eye of Taurus, and other constellations of the winter night sky under our Planetarium dome. (daily at 2 pm and 3 pm, free admission)
  • How did they do that? — Learn how scrimshaw was done and by whom. (daily at 3:15 pm)

For more, see the website of Mystic Seaport.

Mystic Chowder Cook-Off a Folksy Event With Gourmet Soul, 'Best Seafood' Participants

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