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Here is some thing fun for the kids this weekend:

Penguin Party – Saturday, February 20, 3 p.m.
Garde Arts Center
325 State St., New London, CT 06320

Bring the family to party with African penguins from Mystic Aquarium. Get an up-close look at the penguins and meet the people who work with them every day. Kids can participate in penguin-related games and activities, such as creating penguin sand art necklaces, coloring station and a waddling contest in which they must balance plush penguin chicks on their feet. Afterward, families will enjoy Dreamworks’ animated feature film Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa on the Garde’s giant movie screen. This event is part of the new Faces of Our Planet series, created by Sea Research Foundation, National Geographic Society and the Garde Arts Center to show the mysteries and discoveries of the world’s human, animal and geographic faces through film, live performance and multimedia presentations.

Tickets: adults $12, children $6; Mystic Aquarium members: adult $10, children $5.

For more information and tickets, call the Garde Arts Center Box Office at (860) 444-7373 ext. 1 or visit