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3/1: Stoking the Fervor

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    A film festival geared toward the love of the outdoors comes to Middletown tonight.

    GETTING STOKED: Now that the Olympics are over, how are you supposed to scratch your itch for outdoor sports (without actually spending too much time outside)? Head to the Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan in Middletown tonight for the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The festival, which is sponsored in Connecticut by North Cove Outfitters, includes about two jam-packed hours of short films that highlight the beauty and thrill of outdoor sports. The films are culled from 300 films entered in the annual film festival in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Among the films to be screened are "First Ascent:  Alone on the Wall." Tickets are $15, and proceeds go to the Ragged Mountain Foundation and Wesleyan Outing Club. This is the last of four stops for the festival in Connecticut, so head out tonight. 7 p.m.

    WINE ON A DIME: There are a couple of opportunities tonight to enjoy a little wine with your dinner, without having to shell out big bucks for the good stuff. Both Sauce, in Glastonbury, and Spris, in Hartford, are offering wine deals. At Sauce, you can enjoy the restaurant's half-price Italian wine menu. And over at Spris, you can get your favorite bottle of wine with your meal for 40 percent off (that deal is good between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.) Enjoy responsibly.

    THE ART OF ABE: More than 200 years after his death, the life of President Abraham Lincoln still fascinates. Tonight, head to the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science to see an exhibit of photographs of our 16th president, reproduced full size. The pictures hang along images and artifacts that tell the remarkable story of Lincoln's presidency, chronicling the toll of war that became etched on his face. The exhibition is drawn from the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, which it has on loan from the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. A full selection of public programs related to the exhibition are also scheduled. The exhibit runs through June 6.