1. The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, the UConn Department of Marine Sciences, and Maritime Studies Program, present a free lecture on the why and how of salt marsh restoration on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the UConn Avery Point Seminar Room, room 103 in the Marine Science Building.
2. Stop by the Mystic Arts Center between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the Annual Members & Elected Artists Exhibition. The exhibition highlights the work of Mystic Arts Center members.
3. Eight scoops of ice cream, seven toppings, a banana, a warm brownie, whip cream and cherries. Called the Big Kahuna, the ice cream sundae serves four and is one of the most popular items on the menu at Mel’s Downtown Creamery.
And on Feb. 8, 2013, it and Mel's will make their TV debut. Mel's Downtown Creamery will be featured on Better Connecticut, WFSB Channel 3 at 3 p.m as part of the "Summer Getaway" segment.
"We will be making a Big Kahuna live on the air," Mel’s Downtown Creamery Owner Melanie Goggin said. "We are so excited for this opportunity and to bring more awareness to our great town."
4. The second installment of Stonington real estate and personal property taxes are due February 1.
5. Applications for the Women’s Club Memorial Scholarships are due Feb. 1, 2013. To obtain an application package contact the Mystic Woman’s Club at 860-536-0912. To be eligible for the Phipps Scholarship, applicants must have completed two or more years at an institution of higher learning toward a bachelor's or other advanced degree, maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average. Applicants for the Dorothy Schoelzel Memorial Scholarship must have completed three years at an accredited institution of higher learning, enrolled in a bachelor's, post-graduate, or return-to-college program, maintaining a 3.0 or higher grad point average. The scholarship is limited to those studying for a degree in the field of education.