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September 2021

The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America’s Great Rivers Series

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - December 7 @ 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5 – $10

We are honored to join with these Museums from across the Country to present our Virtual Lecture Series. Book your spot to learn what makes each of these Rivers both unique and similar as part of the Great American River story. 

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November 2021

28th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 23, 2021 - February 20, 2022
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 28th year of fun for all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26-foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun! Sponsored by: Lorensen Auto Group and Webster Bank

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The Trees of Essex 2021

November 26 - December 12
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December 2021

J McLaughlin Be Merry Be Bright

December 2 - December 3
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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At Gallery: Holiday Wreath Design Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 4

December 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$40

Create your own 30” live wreath to display proudly this season with landscape designer, Tracy McMorran. A wide variety of freshly picked greenery is available. Florist wire, hand-made bows and painted objects, including pinecones, for embellishment are also provided. Bring wire cutters or sharp scissors, and gloves are recommended. Beginners welcome! Register early!! This workshop always fills up. There is another date available on Sunday, December 5 . Cost: $40 (plus $20 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop

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At Gallery: Holiday Wreath Design Workshop, Sunday, Dec. 5

December 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$40

Create your own 30” live wreath to display proudly this season with landscape designer, Tracy McMorran. A wide variety of freshly picked greenery is available. Florist wire, hand-made bows and painted objects, including pinecones, for embellishment are also provided. Bring wire cutters or sharp scissors, and gloves are recommended. Beginners welcome! Register early!! This workshop always fills up. There is another date available on Saturday, December 4 - Click here. Cost: $40 (plus $20 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop)

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The Connecticut River: Past, Present, and Future

December 7 @ 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5 – $10

Part of the The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America’s Great Rivers Series CT River Museum The Connecticut River: Past, Present, and Future – Virtual Lecture Presented by: Jennifer L. Carlson, Executive Director, The Connecticut River Museum

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Mistletoe & Martinis!

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Join us Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Featuring signature martinis, seasonal drinks, fabulous hors d’oeuvres from Gourmet Galley Catering, and music! Sponsored in part by: Bogaert Construction Co. – Guilford Savings Bank in Partnership with Community Foundation of Middlesex County – Reynolds Garage and Marine

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At Gallery: Holiday Collage Cards from the Heart

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$45

Let's get ready for the holidays and special events by exploring the art of creating collage cards. This workshop will be soothing and fun as you use scraps of wrapping paper, music sheets, wallpaper samples, maps and other paper bits that please you.  Instructor does have any array of the above to share, but feel free to bring in any bits from your home as well.  It's amazing what you can find!  By cutting, gluing, ripping and overlapping papers, collaged…

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Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Resumes Meetings At Essex Library

December 14 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 15, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Essex Library

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. To help people who care for those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter facilitates about 90 support groups around the state. The Essex Library is honored to collaborate with AACC in hosting a monthly caregivers support group, at 5 p.m. on every 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning June 8, which offers caregivers a place to share, learn and feel welcomed. People talk about…

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