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October 2020

2020 Annual Scarecrow Contest & FestiFall

October 8 - October 31

Experience Essex…Visit the 2020 Scarecrow FestiFall October 8 - 29! Fall is in the air and Essex Board of Trade (EBOT) is excited to host its annual 2020 Scarecrow FestiFall! While COVID-safety guidelines preclude gathering for a traditional festival in Main Street Park… the annual Scarecrow show will go on!!!  On any beautiful Fall day between October 8 - 29, EBOT invites visitors and residents to stroll a lamp-post presentation of scarecrows and enjoy some alfresco dining and shopping. It’s…

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

October 23
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

Every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:00am Psychedelic ’60’s, a power trio that pays tribute to the ground-breaking musical super groups of the sixties, plays the Tap Room at The Griswold Inn every Friday night. Take this nostalgic trip and listen to the music of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival... ROCK N' ROLL!

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Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sunday Hunt Breakfast

Sunday Hunt Breakfast / Every Sunday (except holidays) Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. This sumptuous offering includes a wide array of breakfast and lunch entrées with made-to-order Belgian waffle and omelet stations, breakfast breads, freshly prepared salads, and assorted desserts. The brunch gets jazzier with Dixieland by Freight Train beginning at noon! Reservations recommended. For more information visit http://www.griswoldinn.com 11am to 1pm $24.95/adults; $12.00/children between 7-12; under 6/complimentary

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At Gallery: Designer Earrings Workshop

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$53

With the holidays coming up, earrings are a great gift for your family, friends and colleagues. And don’t forget about yourself. One can never have too many earrings! They’re the perfect accessory to wear with jeans and a sweater or with your little black dress. In this workshop you will learn five designs from which you can make unlimited earrings simply by changing the bead combinations. No experience necessary. You will learn basic techniques that will give you the confidence…

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Sea Chanteys

FREE! Every Monday. 8:00pm - 11:00 pm Join us every Monday as the Jovial Crew brings the Tap Room to life with this old seafaring tradition, extremely popular today. "Jovial Crew" is a good description for both performers and patrons, a very spirited bunch making a very spirited evening indeed!

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Online Class: Holiday Themed Bird House

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - November 17 @ 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 17, 2020

$100

Find a 3D bird house that has ample surface space to collage and decorate. This can be a table centerpiece or mantel piece to complement your holiday house.  Places to find your bird houses are Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Agway, Antique stores, Good Will & Dollar Stores. Once you find the ”Perfect” bird house, scour your attics to find old Christmas and holiday embellishments, ornaments and papers. Look for a theme. It can be whimsical, wintery, anything that appeals.  Finally, select…

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At Gallery: Holiday Themed Bird House

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 2, 2020

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$110

Find a 3D bird house that has ample surface space to collage and decorate. This can be a table centerpiece or mantel piece to complement your holiday house.  Places to find your bird houses are Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Agway, Antique stores, Good Will & Dollar Stores. Once you find the ”Perfect” bird house, scour your attics to find old Christmas and holiday embellishments, ornaments and papers. Look for a theme. It can be whimsical, wintery, anything that appeals.  Finally, select…

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Online Class: Basic Drawing

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

$120

In this online class via ZOOM, learn how to observe and draw in a representational style which is a fundamental skill for working in any medium including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Using graphite and charcoal and working from still life, self portraits, landscapes and photographs, learn several types of lines and tonal drawing.  Understand key concepts of drawing such as negative shape, relative measuring, and perspective. Each class features a directed drawing exercise to teach a specific skill and these…

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November 2020

Tackle Your Printed Photos Like a Pro Zoom Workshop

November 11 @ 1:00 pm
Free

A free, illustrated workshop on organizing print photos will be presented by professional photo organizer Cathi Nelson at 1 p.m. Nov. 11, on Zoom for the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Nelson will focus on how to organize your print photos to help preserve and share personal life journeys and memories. RSVP: www.youressexlibrary.org or 860-767-1560. Registration is required.

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At Gallery: Pearl Knotting without Tools Workshop

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$53

There is no piece of jewelry more timeless than a strand of hand-knotted pearls. If you’ve always wondered why there are knots between pearls, it’s to prevent pearls from rubbing against each other and to protect against loss if the strand should break.  Unfortunately, the process can be frustrating when using tweezers, an awl or a special pearl knotting tool.  Now you can put them all away since in this workshop you will learn a foolproof way of hand knotting…

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December 2020

At Gallery: Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

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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$55

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! Saturday, December 5 1:30-4:00pm $40 (plus $15 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop) https://spectrumartgallery.org/event-registration/?ee=79 Spectrum Art Gallery 61 Main Street Centerbrook, CT  06409

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At Gallery: Get ready for the Holidays!

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$50

In this class, we will create intricate folded paper snowflakes from decorative papers.  These can be made in various sizes to be used as ornaments, or as larger decorations for the home.  They can be made of white paper, or fancy printed papers for different effects. We will also experiment with pop-up greeting cards. No experience needed, and a supply list of materials you can bring from home will be available.  Small materials fee to be paid to the instructor.…

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At Gallery: Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

December 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$55

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! Saturday, December 12 1:30-4:00pm $40 (plus $15 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop) https://spectrumartgallery.org/event-registration/?ee=111

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