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Vol. 49, No. 32 Serving the Military Community in Southeastern Connecticut since 1918 Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shoveling out, again

New Haven, CT 06511

40 Sargent Drive
Photo by MC1(AW) Peter D. Blair

GROTON, Conn. – Sailors from Naval Submarine Base New London’s (SUBASE) Base Consolidated Telecommunications Center (BCT) remove snow from the Ramage Hall parking lot after Winter Storm
Denis, Jan. 28. The four winter storms have brought record snowfall to Connecticut and SUBASE, with Bradley International Airport reporting a record shattering 56.9 inches of snow in January, beating
the old record of 45 inches set back in 1949.

Navy leadership disturbed by rise in designer drug use


our Navy,” said Adm. John C. Navy’s drug policy, the U.S. to be unlawfully using, possess- (designer drugs), natural sub-


MC1 Tim Comerford Harvey, Commander, U.S. Fleet Navy has been proactively cam- ing, promoting, manufacturing stances (e.g., fungi, excretions),
Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Forces Command. paigning to reduce the number or distributing drugs and/or chemicals (e.g., chemicals
Harvey believes it’s everyone’s of incidents related to the use of drug abuse paraphernalia shall wrongfully used as inhalants),
NORFOLK -- Navy leaders are responsibility to deal with what synthetic marijuana. be disciplined, as appropriate propellants and/or prescribed or
expressing concern that recent could be a dangerous trend. “Our Navy has zero toler- and processed for administra- over-the-counter drugs or phar-
statistics suggest use of “Spice” “I need each and every one of ance for drug use. If you are tive separation, according to maceutical compounds with the
and similar so-called designer
drugs rose in the last quarter
our Sailors looking out for each
other,” Harvey explained. “Talk
to your shipmates about Spice
considering using Spice or a
similar drug, I strongly urge
Navy regulations.
In the Navy, drug abuse
intent to induce intoxication,
excitement or stupefaction of INSIDE
of 2010. you to reconsider,” Harvey said. includes: the wrongful use, the central nervous system and
Spice and similar products are and make sure they understand “If you are caught using it, possession, manufacture or will subject the violator to puni-
essentially an herbal, synthetic the dangers and serious conse- even once, you will be sepa- distribution of a controlled tive action under the Uniform
form of marijuana, mimicking quences involved with its use.” rated from the Navy. There is no substance. Drug abuse also Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
the chemical compounds found In response to the rising second chance.” includes: the unlawful use of and/or adverse administrative
in the drug. These products are concerns of the military over Navy personnel determined controlled substance analogues action.
banned for Navy personnel. Spice and similar products,
“The number of incidents of the Armed Forces Disciplinary
designer drug usage is rising at
an alarming rate in our Navy. In
Control Board of Southeastern
Virginia and Northeastern North Don’t let this be you! Celebrating
the last four months alone, 79 of Carolina placed 10 businesses in
our Fleet Forces Sailors and 72 Hampton Roads off-limits to ser- African
Pacific Fleet Sailors have been vice members in November. American
accused of using or possession Since the release of Naval
of the drug. That’s 151 Sailors Administrative Message History Month
that if found guilty will be (NAVADMIN) 108/10 in March
administratively separated from 2010, which reemphasized the Page 4
Examples of other substances, the
wrongful use of which constitutes
drug abuse, includes, but is not
limited to the following: Sailors,
• Products that contain synthetic canna-
binoid compounds, such as Spice, Genie,
celebrate MLK
Blaze, Dream, Ex-Ses, Spark, Fusion, Dark
Day together
Knight, Yukatan Fire and K2.
• Natural substances such as Salvia divi- Page 5
norum and mushrooms
Base closures, delays
• Common use items abused by inhaling For the latest regarding
or huffing, such as Dust-Off, glue, paint base closure or delayed open-
ing, call the snow hotline at
thinner and gasoline 694-4444 or check out the
• Over-the-counter products such as Naval Submarine Base New
London facebook page.
Robitussin and Coricidin HBP File photo Additionally, the base
• Prescription medications such as GROTON, Conn. - Naval Submarine Base New London’s (SUBASE) new snow removal plan might keep the above participates in the alert
from happening to your vehicle during a snowstorm. See page 3 for the new SUBASE Lot Closure Map and programs operated by the
Oxycodone, Vicodin, Adderal and Valium remember to check SUBASE’s facebook page or call (860) 694-4444 for base closure and delay information. following media partners:

Alert notification system available to SUBASE personnel BROADCASTINGQ105

(FM 105.5), The Wolf (FM
104.7), WXLM (FM 102.3),
and WSUB (AM 980).
activities in the service’s Mid- cational institutions, and private an Automated Telephone top notifications and automated
By Navy Region Mid-Atlantic &
Naval Submarine Base New London
Atlantic Region enjoying the
benefits of the Commander,
Navy Installation Command
industry have all been focus-
ing on developing critical emer-
gency notification methods to
Notification System; a “Giant
Voice” Exterior Loudspeaker
System; and, an “Interior Voice”
telephone notifications have
greatly increased our ability to
push critical information,” said
Public Affairs Local...................................2
(CNIC) Shore Wide Area Alert protect life, limb, property and Internal Loudspeaker System. Brown.
Movies ......................................5
GROTON, Conn. - With snow Network, or WAAN system. operational capabilities,” noted SUBASE currently employs all The Computer Desktop
“Tragedies such as 9/11 and Brown. “CNIC’s WAAN system of the sub-systems except a sin- Notification System has been Classifieds........................7
and ice storms threatening
seemingly every week, this win- Hurricane Katrina, and shoot- is a result of that effort.” gle base-wide “Interior Voice.” rolled out to each Navy-Marine
ter, Naval Submarine Base New ings such as those at Virginia The system provides Navy Buildings on the base that have Corps Intranet (NMCI) comput-
London (SUBASE) Sailors and Tech and Fort Hood, clearly installations an effective and their own separate internal sys- er.
civilians can effortlessly receive demonstrated that being able reliable mass notification net- tems have a protocol in which Users are automatically reg-
up–to-the minute alert messages to put out emergency infor- work that can be used during a the building managers relay the istered for the pop-up alert
relating to inclement weather, mation quickly is vital to the crisis to warn impacted person- information. messages when they log into
emergency information, crisis safety of personnel,” said Al nel. “We’ve long had loudspeak- their NMCI computer via their
events, and road closings. Brown, SUBASE Emergency The network consists of er systems to alert personnel Common Access Card (CAC).
SUBASE has joined the more Management Officer. four sub-systems: a Computer to issues arising on base, but However, all NMCI users
than 20 Navy installations and “Government agencies, edu- Desktop Notification System; the recent additions of desk-
See WAAN on Page 6
2 • THE DOLPHIN • Thursday, February 3, 2011

Awarding hard work

This newspaper is an authorized publication for personnel of the

Department of Defense and their families. Contents of The Dolphin are not
necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the
Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy.

Commanding Officer Naval Submarine Base New London

Capt. Marc W. Denno
Executive Officer Naval Submarine Base New London
Cmdr. Michael A. Pennington
Command Master Chief Naval Submarine Base New London
CMDCM(SS) Ray Powell
Public Affairs Officer - Christopher Zendan
Editor - Sheryl Walsh
Editorial Assistant - Christina Lough
Public Affairs Staff - MCC(SW) James O’Donnell,
MC1(AW) Peter Blair and SN Michael Henderson
Photo by MC1(AW) Peter D. Blair
• NEWS - The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, edited
and provided by the Public Affairs Office of the Naval Submarine Base New GROTON, Conn. – Sailors and civilians from Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) pose for a group photo following the quarterly awards at quarters,
London. News items and photos must be received by 4 p.m. the Friday Jan. 28. The awards range from civilian years of service awards and Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Blue Jacket of the Quarter to numerous end of tour awards
before publication. News ideas and questions can be directed to Christopher
for Sailors leaving SUBASE for other assignments in the Navy.
Zendan at 694-5980. Readers can e-mail us at Log

SUBASE Sailor honored by local Lions

onto the Web site at
• ADDRESS - The Dolphin staff can be reached at 694-3514 or write to:
The Dolphin, Naval Submarine Base New London PAO, Box 44, Groton, CT
06349-5044. All news releases should be sent to this address.
• ADVERTISING - Advertisements are solicited by Shore Line
Newspapers and not the editorial staff or Public Affairs Office. Inquiries
regarding advertisements should be directed to the Display Advertising or at monthly events sponsored
Classified Advertising departments. By Lena Blanch by the clubs or organizations.
Display Advertising, Laura Carpenter at (203) 752-2704, Betsy “Seaman Valenciano is an
Lemkin at (203) 752-2706 and Mercy Mosher at (203) 752-2702 NEW LONDON, Conn. – A outstanding Sailor with a
Classified Advertising (in Conn.) (800) 922-7066 junior Sailor from Naval bright future in the Navy.
Classified Advertising (outside Conn.) (203) 789-5200 Submarine Base New London He is an invaluable asset to
The Dolphin is published every Thursday by Shoreline Newspapers, (SUBASE) was recently hon- the department,” said Port
40 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511. Telephone (203) 752-2701. ored by the New London Lions Operations Officer in Charge,
Minimum weekly circulation 10,000. club for his service to the Lieutenant Richard Thomas.
Navy and the SUBASE com- Valenciano works at the
John Slater, General Manager munity. SUBASE Pier Master Division
Shore Line Newspapers Seaman Kimgauden Garcia in Port Operations Department
The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the Naval
Submarine Base New London Public Affairs Office. Valenciano a Boatswain’s Mate where he’s job includes main-
The Dolphin is published by Shoreline Newspapers, a private firm in no with SUBASE Port Operations tenance and repair of equip-
way connected with the Department of Defense or the U.S. Navy under exclu- was named January 2011’s ment used for mooring and
sive written contract with the Naval Submarine Base New London. Serviceperson of the Month support of vessels at SUBASE
The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts of for January 2011. The New and the drafting of detailed
supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense London Lions honored plans used during the moor-
or Shoreline Newspapers of the products and services advertised.
Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for pur- Valenciano Jan. 25, during a ing evolution of vessels, said
chase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national dinner held at the Opportunities Thomas. He is also qualified
origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other Industrialization Center in as a Sounding and Security
non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. New London. watch stander in which he con-
Service Person of the ducts hourly rounds ensuring
This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint. Please help conserve our Month provides community the safe mooring and water
resources and recycle this paper when you are finished with it.
recognition of outstanding tight integrity of several small
active duty enlisted person- boats used by Port Operations Photo by Lena Blanch
nel stationed in the Groton- in support of waterfront oper- NEW LONDON, Conn. - Seaman Kim Gauden Garcia Valenciano of Naval Submarine Base

News in your community New London area. Sponsored

by the Eastern Connecticut
Chamber of Commerce of
ations, Thomas added.
Thomas remarked that
although his hard work with
New London receives a plaque from Denny Hicks of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern
Connecticut after being names Service Person of the Month for January, at a dinner Jan. 25.
Eastern Connecticut in coop- Port Operations was a fac- tion with the Fleet Reserve this honor tonight,” said
SAC now serving “Celebrating 20 years of Cold War
Victory,” and the guest speak- eration with active duty mili- tor in his nomination as Association Branch 20 helped Valenciano. “Sometimes
Gales Ferry schools er will be retired Vice Admiral tary organizations based in the Service Person of the Month, raise more than $600 for sup-
plies for the Groton Animal
your work can be unrecog-
nized but then you realize
Naval Submarine Base New Albert “Big Al” Konetzni. area, the program is actively his work with a local animal
Uniform for the evening is supported by local service shelter cemented his recogni- Shelter. that there are people taking
London’s (SUBASE) School
Age Care Program is excited to service dress blues or better. clubs and civic organizations tion. Valenciano in coordina- “I am so thankful for notice.”
announce they are now serving Covers are not required. In addi-
Gales Ferry Elementary School
and Juliet Long Elementary
School students in Gales Ferry!
The School Age Care program
tion, commands are encouraged
to participate in the traditional
centerpiece contest.
Military personnel should con-
Celebrating an African American pioneer
(SAC) provides care for children tact their command’s birthday He began his seagoing career Agency (DCA). DCA was his The Navy names ships after
from Kindergarten through 14 ball representative to purchase By MC1(AW) Peter D. Blair as a Sailor aboard the USS PC- last command before he retired Statesman, Presidents, states,
years of age. They offer before tickets. Others interested should 1264, a submarine chaser that from the Navy in 1980. and cities, but the greatest trib-
and after school care, half-day contact Master Chief Electronics GROTON, Conn. – As the was one of only two World In 2004, he suffered a mas- ute a Sailor can have is to have
Kindergarten care for children Technician Jon Smedley at (860) nation celebrates the contri- War II ships with a largely sive stroke and later died at a ship named after them.
in morning Kindergarten, care 694-3980. butions of African Americans African-American crew. He was National Navy Medical Center “Appropriately DDG 107 will
on non-school days and care on throughout its history, the Navy released from active duty in in Bethesda, Md., Oct. 22. be a member of the most pow-
school and summer vacations. USS Iwo Jima reunion celebrates the outstanding spir- 1946, and chose to stay in the On Nov. 10, 2010, the Navy erful class of surface ships ever
it and courage of those African naval reserves, until 1949 when commissioned the newest put to sea. She will serve as a
Hours of operation are 6:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and fees are
is scheduled for 2011 American Sailors who have he was recalled to active duty Arleigh Burke-Class destroyer, platform for heroes for decades
based on total family income. The USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/ served with honor throughout as part of the Navy’s response USS Gravely (DDG 107), named to come. We now have a vessel
Eligible patrons include depen- LHD7) shipmates reunion has its history. One such man is to President Truman’s order in Gravely’s honor. bearing his name to remind us
dent children of military per- been scheduled for June 1 through Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely to desegregate the U.S. Armed “For those of you who sail who broke down the barriers
sonnel, Department of Defense 5, 2011, at the Marriott City Center Jr., who not only served his Forces. on Gravely, this is your legacy. that once kept African Americans
civilian personnel paid from APF Hotel in Newport News, Va. country, but became a pioneer- During a 38-year career, The namesake of your ship was away from the Navy,” said then
or NAF, reservists on active duty Those interested should con- ing legend to Sailors who would Gravely became the first African the consummate Navy profes- Acting Secretary of the Navy
or inactive duty for training, tact Robert G. McAnally at follow in his foot steps. American to command a U.S. sional. He was calm in com- B.J. Penn.
DOD contractors, and active duty (757) 723-0317 or via e-mail Vice Adm. Gravely served Navy warship when he assumed mand, quiet and confident to Admiral Gravely was also
Coast Guard. Transportation to at All with honor and distinction dur- command of the USS Falgout his approach to any question, highly decorated, with deco-
and from school is provided and ship’s company and embarked ing a career that spanned four (DE 324) in 1961. He served but make no mistake: He wore rations including the Legion
the program provides a healthy Navy and Marine Corps per- decades and saw him become in combat during WWII, the the unmistakable mantle of the of Merit (2), Bronze Star,
breakfast and an afternoon sonnel are invited to attend. the first African American Korean War, and the Vietnam captain.” said retired Adm. J. Meritorious Service Medal and
snack; lunch is also provided on USS Boston shipmates Officer, first African American War, serving on ships like USS Paul Reason, who delivered the Navy Commendation Medal,
non-school days. Commanding Officer of a war- Iowa (BB-61), USS Theodore ships principal remarks during along with numerous campaign
For any questions or further plan reunion for July ship, and the first African E. Chandler (DD-717), USS the christening ceremony on medals from the wars he served
information, contact the School Crew members of USS Boston American Flag Officer in the Taussig (DD-746), USS Jouett May 17, 2009. in.
Age Care Program at 694-4702. (CA-69, CAG-1, and SSN-703) are United States Navy. (CG-29), USS Toledo (CA-133)
SAC welcomes Gales Ferry fami- invited by the USS Boston Shipmates Gravely was born June 4, and USS Seminole (AKA-104).
lies to our program. to a reunion in July 2011 for all 1922 in Richmond Virginia, In 1971, he was promot-
USS Boston officers, crew, USMC and attended Virginia Union ed to Rear Admiral, becom-
Submarine Birthday and flag personnel. The reunion University. In 1942, he enlist- ing the first African American
flag officer in the U.S. Navy.
Ball date is set will take place in Chicago, July 14 ed in the Naval Reserves and
was trained as a Fireman As an Admiral, Gravely com-
The 111th Submarine Birthday through 17.
For more information, contact Apprentice. In 1943, he par- manded the U.S Navy’s Third
Ball will be held at the MGM ticipated in the Navy’s V-12 Fleet, was Director of Naval
Grand Premier Ballroom at USS Boston Shipmates, Inc., Arthur
L. Hebert, Secretary, P.O. Box 816, program to train naval officers, Communications, Commander,
Foxwoods, April 16. and in 1944 he became the Naval Telecommunications
Tickets are $45 per person Amherst, NH 03031-0816 or call
first African American Naval Command, and Director of
and will be on sale beginning (603) 672-8772. You can also access the Defense Communications
next month. This year’s theme is for information.

FRA announces February events Black Heritage Month

Branch and Unit 20 of the
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
will hold their regular monthly
menu for a donation of only $5.
Come on down for breakfast and
support your Branch! Volunteers,
Gospel concert date changes
Music has been a part of the
meetings Feb. 17 at the Branch particularly cooks, to help with the From Submarine Group 2 trials and triumphs in African-
Home, located at 242 Thames St. breakfasts are always welcome. Public Affairs American heritage, and we’ve
in Groton. Unit 20 will meet at 6 Call (860) 445-0731 and leave a come to understand that the
p.m. and Branch 20 will meet at 7 message for Charlie. GROTON, Conn. - Because of church and Gospel music have
p.m. All members in good stand- February 6 is Super Bowl significant interest in the Black been a keystone for much in
ing are encouraged to attend these Sunday. Join your Shipmates at Heritage Month Gospel Music African-American culture. We
meetings. Membership in the FRA Club 20 to watch the game! Concert, the date of the event hope to recognize and celebrate
is open to all active duty, retired, The Board of Governors once has been moved to Saturday, this, and the many contribu-
and veterans of the sea services, again will host their highly popular Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m., at the
i.e., the Navy, Marine Corps, and tions of African-Americans to
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Shepherd of the Sea Chapel in the country and the world,
Coast Guard. Membership in the in March, the date and time to be Groton.
FRA Auxiliary, or Unit, is open by lifting our voices in unity
determined. Advanced paid reser- The Commanding Officer of through song and fellowship.
to all spouses, children and step vations are required. The sign-up Naval Submarine Base New For more information, con-
children over age 16, parents and
sheet with the menu, times, and London and the Commander tact Joseph M. Brickhouse Sr.,
grandparents of FRA memberas in
good standing. For more informa- price will be posted in the club in of Submarine Group 2, in con- office (860) 694-4292/3341, cell
U.S. Navy file photo
tion, call (860) 445-0731. mid-February. cert with our Black Heritage (201)463-3867 or Eric Rattler,
Branch 20 and Unit 20 will The March Board of Directors Committee, cordially invite you office (860) 694-4451/3341. SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Capt. Samuel L. Gravely Jr., speaking at the ceremony mark-
serve their two monthly break- meeting will be held March 1 at to “make a joyful noise” and We look forward to the pos- ing his promotion to flag rank aboard USS Jouett (DLG 29) at San Diego, Calif.,
fasts, Feb. 5 and 19 from 8 to 11 the Branch Home at 6 p.m. All help celebrate Black Heritage sibility of your choir and you Jun. 2, 1971. Retired Vice Admiral Gravely passed away Oct. 22, 2004. He was
a.m. at the Branch Home. The members in good standing are Month through music, during joining us for this joyful Black the first African-American to be selected for the rank of Admiral and the first to
breakfast boasts an extensive invited at attend. this event. Heritage Month celebration. command a Navy warship.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 • THE DOLPHIN • 3

New snow removal, parking plan for SUBASE RAYMOND J. RIGAT

Map courtesy Naval Submarine Base New London Public Works Department ATTORNEY AT LAW
This map shows which parking lots and roads on Naval Submarine Base New London will be plowed first (in red) and lists them by priority in the legend. Please refer
to this map if you are unsure of where to park during a snow event on SUBASE to keep your vehicle from being towed.

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Teatro Lirico d’Europa presents Donizetti’s Buster Williams

All Star Quartet
Oasis Room
Lucia di Lammermoor
Tuesday, February 8 • 7:30 pm Monday, February 21 7:30 pm
One of the most performed operas in North One-night-only jazz event with Patrice
America, and featuring opera’s most challenging Rushen, piano, Steve Wilson, saxophone
role - a young woman driven to madness by love
and Cindy Blackman-Santa, drums.
and politics. Presented with full orchestra and Presented with Kitchings Productions
Sponsored by Olde Mistick Village
The Color Purple
Hot Tuna Blues Sunday, February 27 • 2 & 7:30pm
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
Saturday, February 12 • 8 pm by Alice Walker and the moving film by
Hot Tuna founders, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Steven Spielberg, this is the unforgettable
Cassidy, share an evening of American blues/ and inspiring story of a woman who finds
rock with blues-harpist Charlie Musselwhite, the strength to triumph over adversity at all
and grammy winner Jim Lauderdale. levels. Grammy-nominated score featuring
Presented with Kitchings Productions gospel, jazz pop and blues.
Sponsored by Citizens Bank
Brad Mehldau
Sunday, February 20 • 3 pm
“One of the most adventurous pianists to
arrive on the jazz scene in years.”
Los Angeles Times

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4 • THE DOLPHIN • Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuskegee Airmen The Tuskegee Airmen

were the first African
American military aviators
in the United States armed
Rosa Parks
forces. During World War Feb. 4, 1913 – Oct. 24, 2005
II, African Americans in
many U.S. states still were Rosa Parks was a mod-
subject to racist Jim Crow est seamstress on her
laws. The American mili- way home from work
tary was racially segregated, when she refused to give
as was much of the federal up her seat on a bus in
government. The Tuskegee Montgomery, Alabama.
Airmen were subject to
racial discrimination, both That single act of defiance
within and outside the army. on December 1st 1955 is
Despite these adversities, remembered as the start
they trained and flew with of the civil rights move-
distinction. Although the ment and she is respect-
477th Bombardment Group fully remembered as the
“worked up” on North mother of the civil rights
American B-25 Mitchell movement.
bombers, they never served MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by Deputy Sheriff D.H. Lackey in
in combat; the Tuskegee Montgomery, Ala., during her indictment for organizing a boycott, Feb. 22, 1956.
332nd Fighter Group was Mrs. Parks’ act of civil disobedience and refusal to give up her seat to a white
the only operational unit, passenger in Dec. 1955 sparked the Montgomery bus boycott.
first sent overseas as part
of Operation Torch, then in

Booker T.
action in Sicily and Italy,
before being deployed as
bomber escorts in Europe
where they were particular-
ly successful in their mis-
Photograph shows members of the 332nd, from left to right: Robert W.
Williams, Ottumwa, IA, Class 44-E; (leather cap) William H. Holloman, III, St.
Louis, Mo., Class 44-?; (cloth cap) Ronald W. Reeves, Washington, D.C., Class
44-G; (leather cap) Christopher W. Newman, St. Louis, MO, Class 43-I; (flight
sions. As bomber escorts,
the 332nd never lost a
bomber to enemy action,
and became one of the most
highly decorated units of
cap) Walter M. Downs, New Orleans, LA, Class 43-B.
the Second World War. April 5, 1856 – Nov. 14, 1915
A tireless educator and, for many

years, the most listened to and sought
after voice in black America, Booker T.
Washington created once unimagina-
ble educational opportunities for thou-
sands of African-Americans. Armed
with the belief that economic security

for black Americans took precedence
over full civil rights, he advocated the
pursuit of crafts and industrial skills
for all African-Americans.
Booker T. Washington in a poster in 1911.

History Month Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

By SN Michael Henderson

GROTON, Conn. – During the month

of February, we celebrate nationally
the African-Americans who influenced
our culture, attitude, and freedoms; in
times where racism and bigotry were
commonplace, to more recent years where
the perseverance of some would rock the
foundations of the American Nation.
Within only a few generations, African
Americans have made leaps and strides
toward what we view now, more than
WASHINGTON - Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.
ever, as a land of equal opportunity. With an oratorical style that drew directly on the force of the Bible and a serene confidence
derived from his nonviolent philosophy, Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated a program of mod-
This is due in part to the rallying cry of eration and inclusion. The grandson and son of Baptist ministers, he helped found the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference to organize black churches in conducting nonviolent protests
outspoken and inspirational figures like in the service of civil rights reform. From the boycott of Montgomery’s segregated buses to his
famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington, King was a guiding light
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom during the most crucial years in the civil rights struggle.
X, and to the bold actions of people like
Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman. Michael Jackson
Barack Aug. 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009
Referred to as
the King of Pop,

Born Aug. 4, 1961
Jackson is recog-
nized as the most
successful enter-
tainer of all time
by Guinness World
Barack Obama is the 44th President Records. His con-
of the United States of America and tribution to music,
the first African–American to be dance and fashion,
elected to office. The young com- along with a much-
munity organizer’s political career publicized person-
began in the Illinois State Senate in al life, made him
1996, followed by the U.S. Senate in a global figure in
2004. Despite a relatively short term popular culture for Photo from NBC Television/Handout/Getty Images
in government service, Obama’s over four decades.
popularity during his presidential
campaign was unparalleled. His
election bid attracted an overwhelm-
ing number of African–American,
The eighth child of
the Jackson family,
he debuted on the
Redd Foxx
first time, and young voters. Obama professional music Dec. 9, 1922 – Oct. 11, 1991
has continually supported a number scene along with his
brothers as a mem- Red Foxx became one of the first black
of social issues; advocated a decrease
comics to work as a headliner in Las Vegas,
in taxes for middle to low-income ber of The Jackson where he entertained all-white audiences.
families; and pushed for a transpar- 5 in the mid-1960s, His candor on stage led him to star in the
ency in government actions. and began his solo 1970 TV series, Sanford and Son. Following
career in 1971. his death in 1991, he was given a star on the
Michael Jackson at the White House in 1984. St. Louis Walk of Fame for his contributions
to American comedy.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 • THE DOLPHIN • 5

Navy volunteers celebrate Martin Luther King Day Mystic Seaport to

with students in Pomfret offer free kid‛s
admission during
February vacation
Mystic Seaport will offer to see and to learn through
one free youth admission interactive storytelling about
with every paid adult admis- local unsung heroes and
sion during Liberty Days: inventors of Connecticut that
February Vacation Week, have shaped contemporary
Feb. 19 through 27, from 10 life. Roleplayers will share
a.m. to 4 p.m. past sailors’ experiences of
The winter promotion Liberty Days ashore, and
offers $15 in savings per the Treworgy Planetarium
youth (ages 6-17) with each will host the free program,
purchase of a $24 adult tick- “Winter Stars on a Voyage to
et. Children ages 5 and under Freedom,” daily at 2 p.m.
will receive free admission. Additionally, the
“No matter the season, Museum’s newest interac-
Mystic Seaport is an unpar- tive exhibit space, “Pastimes
alleled family destination,” and Playthings,” will feature
said Museum President Steve a variety of hands-on activi-
White. “In light of continued ties including old-fashioned
economic uncertainty, it is parlor games, tavern puz-
our goal to ensure that all zles, children’s books and a
families have the opportu- puppet stage.
nity to experience the many For more information and
offerings of Mystic Seaport
a detailed schedule of activi-
this winter.”
Photo by SN Michael Henderson In addition to the Museum’s ties, visit www.mysticsea-
19th-century seafaring vil-
GROTON, Conn. – Navy community service volunteers learn to play African Drums in celebration of Martin Luther King Day at the Rectory School in Pomfret, Mystic Seaport’s “Free
Conn., Jan. 17. In addition to learning some tribal rhythms on the hand-made drums, the children also invited volunteers to play basketball, and create “thank lage and exhibit halls, visi-
tors of all ages are invited to Kid’s Admission” offer is not
you” cards for military deployed overseas.
create a souvenir silhouette, transferable and subject to
to climb aboard the whale- change without notice. No
ship Charles W. Morgan for other discounts apply.
a special interpreter-led tour For more information, visit
about the families that went
Photo by SN Michael Henderson

GROTON, Conn. – Ryan Beliveau

(left) and Logistics Specialist 2nd Now showing at
Dealey Center Theater
Class Lewis Augusto (right) play
some 1-on-1 basketball dur-
ing Martin Luther King Day in the
Rectory School gymnasium.

Feb. 4 6:00 p.m. The Fighter

Feb. 5 3:00 p.m. Little Fockers
5:00 p.m. Season of the Witch
7:00 p.m. The Fighter
Feb. 6 *3:00 p.m. Little Fockers
5:00 p.m. The Fighter
7:15 p.m. Season of the Witch
Feb. 7 6:00 p.m. The Fighter
Feb. 8 6:00 p.m. Season of the Witch
Feb. 9 6:00 p.m. The Fighter *
Feb. 10 6:00 p.m. Season of the Witch

[What have you done to inspire others, contribute to your community, or bring a change to the world? *The Fighter Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale,
Rated: R, Story Type: Drama, Adaptation, Biopic and Sports,
SUBASE Public Affairs wants to know! Email your stories (and photos) to] Runtime: 116 min.
Season of the Witch Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman,

Slide lecture on Gauguin’s Tahiti held at GPL

Rated: PG-13, Story Type: Drama and Suspense/Horror,
Runtime: 95 min.
* Last Showing
Professor Robert Baldwin, an art history professor to the library with this new lecture on Gauguin. Next Week:
at Connecticut College, will present a slide lecture on Baldwin’s lecture precedes by a few days, “Gauguin: Maker
Gauguin’s Tahiti at the Groton Public Library, Feb. of Myth,” an exhibition set to open at The National Gallery of The Social Network and
23 at 7 p.m. Baldwin’s lecture will focus in part on
Gauguin’s mural “Where Do We Come From? What Are
Art in Washington, DC, Feb. 27 - the first major exhibition of Despicable Me
Gauguin’s work in the United States in 20 years.
We? Where Are We Going?”, one of his major works. This program is free and open to the public. For more
Baldwin is a popular lecturer in the region and returns information, call the Library at (860) 441-6750.

Coast Guard Chamber HSO Jazz and strings to play tribute concert
Players to perform at The Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will continue the
2010-2011 Jazz and Strings Series with a tribute to saxophone
legend John Coltrane and jazz singer Johnny Hartman,

The Kate Theater March 11 at 8 p.m., at the Theater for The Performing Arts in
Hartford’s Learning Corridor. This program will feature guest

The United States Coast Guard Band Chamber Players perform

on Sunday, February 6, at 3 p.m. at the Katharine Hepburn
Cultural Arts Center.
The concert is the second appearance at The Kate Theater by
the Chamber Players, and the first of 2011.
The program, called Winter Spices, features the music of the
Chris Smith Caribbean Jazz Quintet. The players include gui-
tarist Rick Baumer, bassist Kevin Smith, percussionist Nathan
Lassell, and steel drummer Chris Smith. They add a wonder-
ful Caribbean flavor to jazz standards like “La Samba” by Ray
Obeido; “Recorda-me” by Joe Henderson; “Pan in A Minor” by
Aldwyn Roberts; “Kalinda” by Andy Narell; and “Donna Lee”
by Charlie Parker.
The program also includes the Nocturne in E Flat Major, op.
9, no. 2, for clarinet and piano by Frédéric Chopin; the Sonata
Breve for bass clarinet and piano by Sebastian Huydts; “Three
Romances for Susie” for tuba and piano by Barbara York; and
“Shtetl Tanzen” for clarinet trio by Michael Kibbe. In addition
to Smith and Lassell, Coast Guard Band members appearing
are Musicians 1st Class Stephen Lamb, Cedric Mayfield, Noel
Marcano, and Charlie Suriyakham, and Senior Chief Musician
Andrew Grenci. Guest artists include pianists William Braun
and John Metz.
The United States Coast Guard Chamber Players Recital Series
was established in 1977 to present classic to contemporary
chamber music performed by members of the United States
Coast Guard Band. The Chamber Players offer several concerts
each season in a number of venues in Southeastern Connecticut.
The 2010-2011 season marks the first performances at “The
Kate”, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Photo by John Abbot
Saybrook. Several prominent conductors, including Richard
Pittman, Antonio Pappano, Tibor Pusztai, James Sinclair, Giacomo Gates
Heather Buchman, and Paul Philips, have led special programs.
Many of New England’s most talented and versatile performers saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and vocalist Giacomo Gates per-
have appeared as guest artists. With dramatic performances of forming selections from the album John Coltrane and Johnny
masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms, and Hartman, including “You Are Too Beautiful,” “Lush Life,” and
exciting explorations of the works of today’s composers, the “Autumn Serenade” plus Coltrane and Hartman fan favorites
Chamber Players bring great music to life. including “Giant Steps” and “My Favorite Things.” HSO drum-
This event is free and open to the public. Free tickets are mer Gene Bozzi, bassist Rick Rozie, and frequent HSO pianist
required and can be obtained in advance through the The Kate and arranger Walter Gwardyak will team up with members
Theater box office or at the door on the day of the concert. of the HSO string section to bring the sounds of Coltrane and
Please note the starting time of 3 p.m. Call (877) 503-1286 for Hartman to life.
tickets and information. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Advance Tickets are $40 and $20. Tickets at the door are
Center is located at 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, Conn., and $45 and $25. Student tickets are $10. Prices do not include
is accessible to the handicapped. For more information on the applicable fees. To purchase tickets or for more information,
Coast Guard Band, visit or call the Concert
Information Line at (860) 701-6826. In the case of inclement Photo by John Abbott contact HSO ticket services at (860) 244-2999 or visit www.
weather, call (860) 701-6826. Wayne Escoffery
6 • THE DOLPHIN • Thursday, February 3, 2011

Naval Submarine School recognizes outstanding performers

motivating all those around Control Technician 1st Class
By William Kenny him. His dedication, to not (Submarines) Justin Beavers.
only teaching the course of FT2(SS) Steven Owsiany
GROTON, Conn. - Sonar instruction, but also the day was the Junior Sailor of the
Technician Submarines 1st to day mentoring of a large Quarter, selected by the Naval
Class David Thompson was student body has led to a Submarine School First Class
named Naval Submarine more prepared and informed Petty Officer Association.
School Sailor of the Quarter, submarine force.” Other nominees included
Jan. 26, in ceremonies spon- Thompson was presented Religious Program Specialist
sored by the Fleet Reserve with a statuette replica of 2nd Class Chisan Yeung,
Association. the Lone Sailor and received Electronics Technician 2nd
Thompson is a Tactical the Navy and Marine Corps Class (Submarines) Bradley
Computer Network Operations Achievement Medal, Gold Bevis, ND2 Richard Bjorklund,
instructor in Basic Enlisted Star in lieu of Third Award. ET2(SS) David Pennick and
Submarine School (BESS) of Also honored as Department STS2(SS) Richard Allen.
the Basic Enlisted Submarine Sailors of the Quarter were: STS1(SS) Andrew Stockwell
Training Department. Aircrew Survivial Equipment was selected as the 2010 Naval
“(Petty Officer Thompson) Man 1st Class Daniel Submarine School Instructor
led a division of ten instruc- Marcotte, STS1(SS) Hamilton of the Year and STS1(SS)
tors and supervised three Felt, STS1(SS) Joseph Daniel Prosperie was recog-
hundred students, demon- McCall, Navy Diver 1st Class nized as the Instructor of the
strating a unique talent for Cory McDowell and Fire Quarter.

USS George Washington Class joins fleet

GROTON, Conn. - Honorman with a 97.80 Grade SA David Mahan received
Forty-three Sailors, Class Point Average. Fludovich who the Navy League Award for
11080/11090, USS George will continue in the Apprentice his academic efforts and also
Washington (SSBN 598), Team Training (ATT) pipe- continues in ATT.
graduated from Basic Enlisted line was also meritoriously SN Eric Avena was recipi-
Submarine School, Jan. 28. advanced because of his out- ent of the Submarine Veterans
Fire Control Technician standing academic achieve- Heritage Award as Class
1st Class Justin Thompson, ment. Leader.
FT1 (SS) Terrill Bennett and Seaman Dylan Haden was With Grade Point Averages
Electronics Technician 2nd recipient of the Submarine over 90.0, SA Sean Sixkiller,
Class William Perez were class League’s William Purdum SN Brandon McClain, SA Eric
instructors. Award for most improved stu- Larson and Seaman Recruit
Seaman Apprentice dent. Haden joins Fludovich Oscar Forero were Graduates
Joseph Fludovich was Class in ATT. with Distinction.

Red Cross seeks volunteers; Local information session planned

that no specialized skills are Pre-registration for the ses- Photo by William Kenny
By American Red Cross needed. “We can provide you sion is required. Call Rita
with the training you need at a Ventrilo at (860) 678-2803 for GROTON, Conn. - Sonar Technician Submarines 1st Class David Thompson accepts a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement
FARMINGTON, Conn. - convenient location. The basic details and to register. You Medal from Captain Paul McHale, Commanding Officer, Naval Submarine School, in recognition of Thompson’s selection as
The Connecticut Region of the requirement for blood drive may also request information Sailor of the Quarter, Jan. 26.
American Red Cross will hold a volunteers is a desire to help.” or register by e-mail to Rita.
new volunteer orientation ses-
sion, Feb. 9 from 1 to 2 p.m.
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross also
seeks volunteers to help with
local disaster response, health
Potential volunteers should
allow some extra time following
WAAN ...
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needs volunteers to support & safety instruction, commu- the orientation for a placement
blood drives in the Waterford nity events and to help with must manually register their to get the word out. In those available on the Commander,
interview and to complete the emergency contact information situations, personnel can and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
area. Volunteers are needed local fund raising activities in
volunteer registration process. to take full advantage of the will receive key notifications (COMNAVREG) website at
for registration, escort and for Waterford and the surrounding
A broad range of volun- system and receive the tele- via whatever personal cell or
serving refreshments to blood communities. The Red Cross
donors. helps people prevent, prepare teer opportunities is available. phone, E-mail or text notifica- phones, home phones, and E- the COMNAVREG Facebook
“Volunteers are a critical link for and respond to emergencies Training is available for all vol- tions when they are not at their mails that they’ve registered. page at
in the blood supply chain,” said with the help of volunteers. unteer assignments. work computers. But I cannot stress enough cnrma.pao.
Pat Hayes, Director of Volunteer The orientation will provide The American Red Cross “SUBASE has been routinely that they must be registered in “Currently only 20 per-
Resources at the Connecticut an opportunity to learn more workforce is more than 95 sending out emergency alerts order to receive such alerts.” cent of eligible Navy person-
Chapter of the American Red about the work of the American percent volunteer. Its work is via desktop pop-up messages, The simple WAAN regis- nel worldwide are registered
Cross. “Volunteers help to Red Cross and the specific vol- accomplished through the dona- e-mails, and even Facebook,” tration process is just a few on the WAAN,” said Brown.
keep our blood supply strong unteer opportunities that are tions of time, money and blood said Brown. “But in a major steps according to Brown “The bottom line is: you can’t
in Connecticut.” Hayes said available. by generous individuals. emergency, we’d be using all and can be completed using receive its benefit, if you don’t
of the WAAN’s extra functions the AtHoc Self Service client give it your input.”
February features music, dance and
Thursday, February 3, 2011 • THE DOLPHIN • 7

black history at Connecticut College

The public is invited to visit Connecticut tickets, call (860) 439-ARTS (2787) or visit School for Communication at 7 p.m. in the professors Rosemarie Roberts and Dana Wright
College during the month of February for Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room at the will take place at 7 p.m. at the Cro’s Nest,
a variety of art, music, dance and cultural • Feb. 5: “The Evening Prayer,” a Connecticut Shain Library. College Center at Crozier-Williams.
events. All events are free, unless otherwise College faculty music concert featuring sopra- •Feb. 11: “A Mid-Winter Night of Heavy •Feb. 18: “State Capture and State Failure:
noted. no Jurate Svedaite Waller, voice instructor, Metal,” a Connecticut College faculty music Drug Trafficking, Violence and Corruption in
•Feb. 4: “Memory Across Disciplines and pianist Patrice Newman, adjunct instructor performance featuring Gary Buttery on the Mexico,” a lecture by Carlos Antonio Flores
Symposium.” This day-long symposium will of music will take place at 8 p.m. in Harkness tuba, Tom Labadorf on the bass clarinet, Perez, a Mexican political scientist and visit-
explore the topic of memory and feature promi- Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission Rebecca Noreen on the bassoon, Elizabeth ing scholar at the Human Rights Institute and
nent guest speakers and presentations from and $5 for students. For tickets, call (860) 439- Gates on the horn, and Patrice Newman on the the Center for Latin American and Caribbean
faculty and students from the departments of 2720. piano at 8 p.m. in Evans Hall at the Cummings Studies at the University of Connecticut who
psychology, religious studies, dance, gender •Feb. 10: “Profiling the Tyrosine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admis- will speak at 11:45 a.m. in Blaustein Humanities
and women’s studies, Slavic studies, human Phosphorylation State of the Cell in Normal sion and $5 for students. For tickets, call (860) Center Room 210.
development and English. The symposium Signaling and in Cancer,” a biology/ botany 439-2720. •Feb. 18: “Clarinet and Bassoon Recital,” a
will take place from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., in the lecture will be led by Bruce Mayer, associate •Feb. 13: “Fantasies for a February Connecticut College faculty concert featuring
Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room at the professor of genetics and developmental biol- Afternoon,” a music concert featuring adjunct Thomas Labadorf on the clarinet, Rebecca
Shain Library. ogy at the University of Connecticut Health instructor of music Allyn Donath on the harp Noreen on the bassoon and Annette Shapiro
•Feb. 4: “onStage at Connecticut College Center at 4:30 p.m. in New London Hall Room and guest artists Christina DeCaprio on the on the piano, will take place in Evans Hall at
presents David Dorfman Dance’s ‘Prophets of 112. harp and Irene Rissis on the viola will take the Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10
Funk – Dance to the Music,’” a performances •Feb. 10: “When Racial Paranoia Might Be place at 2 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. Tickets are for general admission and $5 for students. For
that celebrates the groundbreaking, visceral Reasonable: What Dave Chappelle Can Teach $10 for general admission and $5 for students. tickets, call (860) 439-2720.
and powerful music of the 1960s and ’70s funk Michael Richards about Comedy,” a Black For tickets, call (860) 439-2720. •Feb. 20: “Art of Baroque Violin,” a
group Sly and the Family Stone at 8 p.m. in History Month lecture led by John L. Jackson, •Feb. 16: “Black Education in America,” a Connecticut College faculty concert featuring
Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, 24, and professor of communication and anthropology Black History Month panel discussion featur- adjunct instructor of music Daniel Lee and the
20 for general admission; $25, 21.50, and 18 and associate dean of undergraduate studies ing psychology lecturer Santiba Cambell, soci- Sebastian Chamber Players who will perform
for seniors; $14, 12, and 10 for students. For at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg ology professor Cherise Harris and education See February Events on Page 8
8 • THE DOLPHIN • Thursday, February 3, 2011

‘Faces Of Our Planet’ series Winterfest

returns to the Garde Arts Center

Lyman Orchard
On Feb. 11, 2011, Sea the first person to capture and native South African musical
Research Foundation, National study all 23 species of wild croc- traditions to the sounds and
Geographic Live and the Garde odilians. Barr has hosted or con- sentiments of Christian gospel
Arts Center will launch the sec- tributed to more than 70 wild- music. The result is a musical
ond season of “Faces of Our life documentaries, including and spiritual alchemy that has
Planet,” a five-part series that the ongoing series “Dangerous touched a worldwide audience
reveals the mysteries, magnifi- Encounters,” on the National representing every corner of the
cence and discoveries of the Geographic Channel. True to religious, cultural and ethnic
world’s human, animal and the series title, in 2007 Barr landscape. Their musical efforts The fun side of winter will be on display
geographic faces. Through film, survived an attack by a 12-foot over the past four decades have .at the 39th annual Winterfest, at Lyman
live performance and multime- reticulated python while work- garnered praise and accolades
dia presentations, audiences at ing in a dark cave in Indonesia. within the recording industry, Orchards, located in Middlefield, Conn.,
the Garde will be transported This program will take place but also solidified their identity Feb. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each
around the world, to the ends of Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. as a cultural force to be reckoned day. Winterfest is made possible in part by
the Earth and into the ocean’s Tickets: adults $18, seniors with. Performance supported in
Diving into Danger: Big Y World Class Market. New this year
depths. (65+) $15, student/child $10; part by People’s United Bank. Blue Holes - “Ice Wars”, a professional ice carving
Built upon Sea Research’s tickets for Mystic Aquarium Come listen to Ladysmith Black Largely unexplored, and competition. Other attractions include: free
long-standing relationship with members are $10. Mabazo March 6 at 3 p.m. considered among the most samplings of great food, horse-drawn wagon
National Geographic, the “Faces Tickets: Garde Circle $46, hazardous places to dive, the
of Our Planet” series debuted Sea Party featuring the loge $46, orchestra $36, balco- flooded caves, or “blue holes”
rides, ice sculptures, plus fruit-tree pruning
at the Garde Arts Center in movie “OCEANS” ny $30; student/child: $42, $42, of the Bahamas, are a poten- demonstrations, Siberian husky sled dog
February 2010. A family-friendly ocean cel- $33, $27; special discounts are tial treasure trove of scientific mushing demonstrations, Breakfast in the
“We are proud to be a part ebration with live sea stars, available for Mystic Aquarium knowledge. Recently, National Apple Barrel Eatery and Classic Lyman
of this remarkable collabora- crabs and lobsters from Mystic members. Geographic Emerging Explorer food items from the Deli, Bakery and Grill.
tion among local and interna- Kenny Broad, a diver and advo- For more information, call Lyman
tional organizations,” said Sea
Aquarium and sea-themed Roots of the Family Tree cate for freshwater conserva-
crafts precede the Disneynature Orchards at (860) 349-1793, or visit online
Research Foundation President film “OCEANS” on the Garde’s featuring Spencer Wells tion, led a scientific expedi-
and CEO Dr. Stephen M. Coan. giant movie screen will take tion to these dangerous but
Join Spencer Wells, March 11
“The second season of ‘Faces place, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m., fascinating blues holes, making
at 7:30 p.m., on an epic journey

February Events...
of Our Planet’ continues the with the movie showing at 4 discoveries with implications
that spans the globe, revealing for fields as diverse as micro-
tradition of presenting lead- p.m. Incredible state-of-the-art- an incredible tapestry of human
ing scientists, explorers and underwater filmmaking goes to biology, archaeology, and even
diversity along the way. As astrophysics. Broad will pres-
entertainment on the frontier the depths in an unprecedented director of National Geographic’s Continued from page 7
of innovation. In providing look at the lives of elusive deep- ent a program on his adventure
Genographic Project, and a at 7 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admis-
local audiences with inspiring water creatures through their March 26 at 4 p.m.
National Geographic Explorer- sion and $5 for students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720.
views of the world, we hope own eyes. Audience members Tickets: adults $18, seniors
in-Residence, Spencer Wells •Feb. 22: “Race, Class and Gender: Dysfunction in Tyler
these events will foster a deeper migrate with whales, swim (65+) $15, student/child $10; Perry’s ‘Middle Class,’” a Black History Month lecture by
has an extraordinary goal - tickets for Mystic Aquarium
appreciation of our planet.” alongside a great white shark using DNA from participants Cherise Harris, assistant professor of sociology at Connecticut
The 2011 “Faces of Our and race with dolphins at play. members are $10. College at 4:30 p.m
around the world to document “Faces of Our Planet” tickets
Planet” series consists of the fol- Tickets: adults $12, child and create the first-ever map •Feb. 23: “Klan-Destine Relationships: A Black Man’s Odyssey
are available at the Garde Arts into the Ku Klux Klan,” a Black History Month book discussion
lowing events, all at the Garde under 12 $8; tickets for Mystic of human migration, showing Center Box Office at 325 State St., by Daryl Davis, author of “Klan-Destine Relationship,” will take
Arts Center: Aquarium members are $10 for how humans came to populate New London, Conn., in person or place at 6 p.m. in the Olin Science Center, Room 014.
adults and $6 for children.
Dangerous Encounters the planet after leaving the cra- by phone at (860) 444-7373, Ext. •Feb. 24: “Discovery of a Protein-Protein Interaction that May
featuring Brady Barr Ladysmith dle of Africa some 60,000 years 1. Single tickets are available at Regulate Both Development and Cancer,” a biology/ botany
ago, a journey about which lit- the Garde Arts Center Box Office lecture by Jennifer Crary, a post-doctoral research fellow in the
Reptile expert Brady Barr has Black Mambazo tle has been known until now. and online at www.gardearts. biology department at Connecticut College at 4:30 p.m. in New
made it his life’s work to study For over forty years, the voic- Tickets: adults $18, seniors org. Special pricing is available London Hall Room 112.
and protect some of the world’s es of Ladysmith Black Mambazo (65+) $15, student/child $10; for students, groups, Mystic •Feb. 24 to 26: “Dance Club Spring Performance,” featuring
most dangerous land animals- have married the intricate tickets for Mystic Aquarium Aquarium members, and pur- choreography and dance by Connecticut College students will
alligators and crocodiles. He is rhythms and harmonies of their members are $10. chases of three or more events. take place at 7 p.m. each night, at Myers Dance Studio in College
Center at Crozier-Williams. Tickets are $6 for general admission

Hartford Stage opens with

and $4 for students and seniors. For tickets, call (860) 439-2830
or email
• Feb. 25: “Toward a Healthy Embodiment,” a lecture by Joan
Chrisler, Connecticut College professor of psychology. Chrisler
will speak about her latest research on weight, body image and

‘Snow Falling on Cedars’

aging at 11:45 Blaustein Humanities Center Room 210.
• Feb. 25: “Pianist Kumi Ogano in Concert,” featuring adjunct
assistant professor of music Kumi Ogano at 8 p.m. in Evans Hall
at the Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for general admis-
sion and $5 for students. For tickets, call (860) 439-2720.
“Snow Falling on Cedars,” the acclaimed best-selling novel for all performances, making Hartford Stage among the most
• Feb. 26: “onStage at Connecticut College presents Acoustic
by David Guterson, comes to life this winter at Hartford Stage affordable entertainment options in Connecticut. Discounts are Africa.” This exhilarating concert celebrates the richness of the
in a fresh adaptation by Kevin McKeon. Former Hartford Stage available for groups of ten or more by calling (860) 520-7244. African guitar tradition with Habib Koité, the Malian superstar
Associate Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen returns to direct What a Rush! half-price tickets may be purchased, subject to whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences world-
the East Coast premiere of the play. The production runs at the availability, beginning two hours before each performance in wide; Oliver Mtukudzi, a best-selling artist in his home country
Tony Award-winning theater through Feb. 13. person at the box office only. Patrons must request What a of Zimbabwe; and Afel Bocoum, a guitarist, singer and composer
The haunting drama takes place nearly a decade after Rush! tickets at the time of purchase to receive this discount. from Mali whose songs evoke the evolution of traditional Malian
World War II. The isolated Puget Sound’s white and Japanese- Tickets for children and students are $10 off the full price when society, 8 p.m., Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28, 24, and 20
American communities have lived in quiet but uneasy peace, purchased in advance. Students of Capital Community College for general admission; $25, 21.50, and 18 for seniors; $14, 12,
even through the dark days of internment camps and wide- may purchase one $10 ticket upon presentation of their student and 10 for students. For tickets, call (860) 439-ARTS (2787), or
spread anti-Japanese war hysteria. When Kabuo Miyamoto ID at the Hartford Stage box office. All discount programs are visit
is charged with murder and it comes to light that his wife’s subject to availability and cannot combined with other offers.
spurned white lover Ishmael holds the information that could Hartford Stage has wheelchair accessible seating, assistive listening Ongoing events:
set him free, the island’s secret prejudices, jealousies and devices and other amenities. For more information, call the Hartford • Now through March 1, “Connections: Centennial Photo
ancient grievances threaten to boil over. Stage box office. Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in Show,” an exhibition featuring student photographs and histori-
Tickets for “Snow Falling on Cedars” are $23 to $66. A downtown Hartford with parking located in the MAT Garage, directly cal photographs representing Connecticut College’s connection
limited number of $10 “Ten Spot” tickets are also available adjacent to the theater, which is accessible from I-84 and I-91. with New London, at the Provenance Center in New London.
For more information and exhibit hours, call (860) 405-5887.
For more about Connecticut College’s centennial, visit centen-

Valentine’s Event at Mark Twain House & Museum • Now through March 4, “Swan Song,” a retrospective exhibit
featuring the artwork of Maureen McCabe, the Joanne Toor
Cummings ’50 Professor of Art at Connecticut College, in the
HARTFORD, Conn. - A fun Cummings Arts Center Galleries. For gallery hours, visit www.
and romantic evening awaits champagne and chocolate tainment industry. Between mance champagne and
reception and a book signing them they have won a chocolate reception, as well
Feb. 12 at The Mark Twain • Now through March 18: “Creating a New Library: The First
House & Museum when of Eikenberry and Tucker’s Golden Globe and two Obie as the book signing. More Books at Connecticut College,” a historical exhibit at Shain
acclaimed actors and authors latest books. awards, as well as three information can be found at Library. For library hours, visit
Jill Eikenberry and Michael With extensive stage and more Golden Globe nomi- htm.
Tucker perform a one-time- screen credits - including an nations and seven Emmy The house and museum at For more information, visit
only reading of Mark Twain’s eight-year stint as married Award nominations. They 351 Farmington Ave. are open
humorous and touching law partners Ann Kelsey have published three books. Monday through Saturday,
“Diaries of Adam & Eve.” and Stuart Markowitz on Tickets are $50 ($40 for from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
The performance, which the popular television series members) and can be pur- and Sunday, from noon to 5:30
begins at 8 p.m. at The Mark “L.A. Law” -Eikenberry and chased by calling (860) p.m. For more information,
Twain Museum Center, will Tucker are one of the best- 280-3130. The ticket price call (860) 247-0998 or visit
be followed by a romantic loved couples in the enter- includes the post-perfor-

Naval Health Clinic New England

NBHC Groton �s
Health Promotion Department
National Women�s Heart Month
National Children�
s Dental Health Month
The following Classes will be held in the Executive Conference Room
Tobacco Cessation 03, 10, 17, 24 February (Thurs) Group I: 1100-1230
Group II: 1330-1500
Phone: 860.694.3104 Full Service Salon
Fax: 860.694.5585
Diabetes Education 14 February (Monday) 1330-1430 Military Discount 10%
Diabetes Nutrition 11 February (Friday) 0800-1000
Educational Services (5 minutes from Base on Rt 12)
Healthy Cessation
Heart 1 February
Class 02 February (Wed) Date 4040) 1100-1230
7 February
16 February Start Date
Ed & Trng)1500-1630 (Shepard
Weight Management
Healthy Heart
February Color Services 10% off
Blood Pressure
(not valid with any other discount)
Weight Management 10, 24 February Start Date(Room 4040)
7 February(Thurs.) 1400-1530
1100-1230 (H.P.)
* TobaccoWeighs 02,5 session
Cessation is a series of 09, 16,with23 Febstart(Bldg
a specific date and83 - Room
completion date328) 1000-1200
Diabetes Education Walk-Ins Welcome Ocean State Plaza - Rt 12
Bariatric Education 15 February
13 February
(By Referral Only) 1400-1530 (H.P.)
General Nutrition
Call for appointments Gales Ferry, Ct 06335
Tobacco Cessation
Bariatric NutritionGroup 0415February
DiabetesSupport February(Friday) 1400-1530 (H.P.)
0930-1100 (Stylists: Holly, Nancy, Johanne, Jane) (860) 464-0429
Glucometer Class By Appointment:
GAMEPLAN By6Appointment
February 1400-1530
22 February 0900-1030
-Game Plan (Lifestyle Mon-Sat 10:00 - 4:30 • Wed til 8:00 pm
(Lifestyle Modification for better health program) Modification Program)
*All Glucometer Classes will be in the Executive Conference Room
Unit Specific GMT By Appointment Ongoing
Healthy Heart Class/BP 7, 14, 21, 28 February 1400-1500 (H.P.) -Glucometer Education
Shipshape (Active Duty Only) By Appointment Ongoing
AD Weight Management 5, 12, 26 February 1330-1430 (H.P.) Contact: 694-2379
Glucometer Class By Appointment Ongoing
DEP Weight Management 1, 8, 15, 22 February 1400-1500 (H.P.) Active Duty Only: ---
National Wom en�s Heart Month
GAMEPLAN By Appointment *Ongoing (Lifestyle Modification for better health program) -SHIPSHAPE
-Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women
-One -Weight Management
3 women will die of heart
GMT disease.
By Appointment Ongoing
-Preventable risk factors for heart disease include: tobacco use, -General Military
Shipshape (AD Only)By Appointment Ongoing Training
poor nutrition, lack of activity & reaction to stress.
NationalNational Wom
Children�s en�s Heart
Dental HealthMonth
-Tooth decay is the single most common infectious disease of childhood
-Children should see a dentist by their first birthday