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October 2016

Fall Ball 2016 at the CRM

October 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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2016 Fall Ball

The 2016 Fall Ball fundraiser for the Connecticut River Museum will be hosted by WFSB’s Scot Haney and held on the waterfront grounds of the Museum, Saturday, October 8th at 6:00 pm. Have a roaring good time in the roaring twenties with this year’s Fall Ball Gala! Live music, dancing, drinking, and an auction featuring great items await this year’s patrons.  Proceeds benefit the Connecticut River Museum.  For more information, please visit the Fall Ball page. $150 per person ($100 tax deductible)…

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Dogs on the Dock at the CT River Museum

October 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St, Essex
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Dogs on the Dock

The Connecticut River Museum is going to dogs again!  This year’s Dogs on the Dock event will be held at 1 pm on October 9th.  Featuring a canine costume contest, dog- owner lookalike contest and lawn parade, all leading up to the main event- where participating dogs leap from the town dock into the River, seeing who can jump the farthest.  Proceeds from this event benefit local animal shelters.

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$18

Autumn Wine Series-Alexander Valley Cabs

October 13, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wine Bar – The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Autumn Wine Series: Alexander Valley Cabs

Autumn Wine Series: Alexander Valley Cabs Some of America’s most valued cabernets are produced in this particular region of Sonoma County. This event will feature a wine expert presenting three of these exquisite wines for tasting and discussion. In addition, The Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. $18 per person. Advance reservations are required. Call 860.767.1776.

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Rummage Sale

October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The First Congregational Church, 6 Methodist Hill
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC is now accepting donations for its Annual Rummage on the Hill Sale to be held on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Church, 6 Methodist Hill in Essex Village. A special Early Sales Night will be held on Friday, October 14. Admission is $5. Donations may be brought to the church anytime during office hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Volunteers from the church are…

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FREE

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office, 67 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Hugh Ferriss, Lee Lawrie, Centerbrook Architects

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents Architectural Historian Dr. Chuck Benson with “20th Century Influencers Hugh Ferriss and Lee Lawrie” Both Hugh Ferriss and Lee Lawrie had an enormous effect upon architectural philosophical thinking and ultimate execution in the early part of the twentieth century in America. Hugh Ferriss became famous for his dark, brooding charcoal renderings of zoning studies for sky-scrapers in New York. Lee Lawrie distinguished himself as being the lead designer and lead sculptor for most of the…

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$18

Autumn Wine Series – Syrah

October 20, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wine Bar – The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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wine series syrah

Autumn Wine Series: The Rhone Meets Columbia Valley The production of “Tenet Wines” is a collaborative project between acclaimed Rhone Winemaker Michel Gassier and Washington State’s highly regarded Chateau Ste. Michelle. Guest presenter Mike Wiley of Chateau Ste. Michelle will discuss why this partnership has produced Syrahs of exceptional quality and present wines for tasting to prove it! In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with…

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Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ivoryton Village Green, 103 Main St
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival

Join us for the Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival! Pre-festival carving party from 9am to Noon. Pumpkins and carving supplies provided. Horse Drawn wagon rides, face painting, cookie decorating, outdoor movie, bands, music and pumpkin lighting form 5pm to 8pm. CLICK HERE for more information.

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$18

Autumn Wine Series – Beaujolais

October 27, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wine Bar – The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Autumn Wine Series Beaujolais

Autumn Wine Series: Beaujolais ~ An Overlooked Treasure Selections from three of France’s premier wineries will be featured in this wine series, while discussing and tasting these superb small batch reds from a relatively “misunderstood” region. In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. $18 per person. Advance reservations are required. Call 860.767.1776.

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Haunted River

October 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - October 29, 2016 @ 8:40 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Museum, Haunted River, Essex

"Phantoms, Captain Kidd, and unexplainable phenomena are just a few of the things lurking in the shadows at the Connecticut River Museum this October. Haunted River is a theatrical production that will take place over two nights on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016. A ‘River Spirit’ will be called upon to guide visitors safely from scene to scene while sharing its own dark and mysterious tale. A highlight of the tour will be a special shadow puppet…

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November 2016
$15

Vocal Master Class

November 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centerbrook Meeting House, 51 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Community Music School presents A Vocal Master Class with Brian Cheney, accompanied by Simon Holt. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from our local opera “rock star!” Mr. Cheney will coach participants on their technique and performance in a variety of vocal styles including classical, Broadway, jazz, and even pop!  Open to the public. Sunday, November 20, 2016 4-6pm $15 per person

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Trees in the Rigging

November 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade. The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique cars.  The…

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December 2016

Business Accelerator Coaching Group

December 2, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wesleyan University, 45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459 United States
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Business Accelerator Coaching Group: Business Foundations. Do you have a strategic plan for your business in 2017? Do you know where you want your business or non-profit to go but you're not sure how to get it there? Invest a few hours of your time to assess your business and get a handle on what you can achieve and how to do it! This is an invitation to join a small confidential group (no more than 12) of local business…

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FREE

BOOK SIGNING WITH DORIE GREENSPAN

December 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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‘Culinary Guru’ Dorie Greenspan, an award-winning author or 12 cookbooks, a 3-time recipient of the highly prestigious James Beard Award and an inductee of “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America” will be appearing at Goods & Curiosities with her newest release, Dorie’s Cookies. For more information call 860.767.0210

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FREE

7th ANNUAL SOLSTICE PARTY

December 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Griswold Inn – Good & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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7th ANNUAL SOLSTICE PARTY AT GOODS & CURIOSITIES Come celebrate with us as we mark the end of the year’s darkest day and delight in the holiday season! Enjoy complimentary refreshments at this festive open house as well as special pricing on all measurements of time and select holiday goods. As always, free gift wrap for all! For more information call 860.767.0210

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Christmas Eve at Copper Beech Inn

December 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Enjoy Christmas Eve at the picturesque Copper Beech Inn. Open seating until 9:00pm. Live music! Call 860-767-0330 for more details.

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Christmas Dinner at Copper Beech Inn

December 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Enjoy a Prix-Fixe dinner at the beautiful Copper Beech Inn. Dinner served for 12pm to 5pm. Call 860-767-0330 for more details.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE GRISWOLD INN

December 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06246 United States
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A deliciously festive New Year’s Eve celebration is on tap. The Inn’s chefs have created an elegant 3-course complete dinner offering entrees like Beef Wellington, Seared Atlantic Salmon, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and Roasted Long Island Duck. The ‘Back Room’ will feature “The Mystery Tour”, a Beatles tribute band, from 10pm until 1 am. Dinner seatings begin at 5:30 pm. Reservations recommended. Dinner - $60 pp plus tax and gratuity; “After Party” - FREE Call 860.767.1776

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FREE

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE GRISWOLD INN

December 31, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 1:00 am
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Come party with us! Our ‘Back Room’ will be featuring The Mystery Tour, a Beatles tribute band. Enjoy an entertaining and festive evening taking a nostalgic trip down Penny Lane! For more information call 860.767.1776

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January 2017

NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE GRISWOLD INN

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Ring in the New Year and enjoy the thrill of the hunt with a bountiful spread laid out buffet-style. The Inn’s popular Hunt Breakfast features a multitude of breakfast and lunch selections including made-to-order omelet and Belgian waffle stations. Reservations recommended. Dinner - Adults - $24.95/Children 7-12 - $12.00/6 and under - FREE! For reservations call 860.767.1776

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New Year Brunch at Copper Beech Inn

January 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Celebrate New Year’s Day at The Copper Beech Inn! Come and Raise a Glass* to a Happy and Healthy 2017, Join us for a Buffet Luncheon served from 11:00 Am until 3:00 PM Complimentary Mimosa, Peach Bellini or Bloody Mary Reservations Suggested. Raw Bar Oyster’s on the Half Shell, Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon and Cerviche Breakfast Buffet Assorted Pastries, Muffins and Bagels Farm Fresh Omelets made to Order Chef’s Selection of Carved Roasts Cheese & Charcuterie from Around The World…

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$35

40th Anniversary Celebration

January 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Valley Regional High School, 156 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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Patricia Schuman, Classical, Jazz, Essex, Connceticut

Essex Winter Series - 40th Anniversary Celebration Everything that has made EWS so successful over the years packed into one celebratory concert! Classical, jazz, and more, with many of your favorite performers as well as emerging artists. Don’t miss our anniversary party! Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank. Tickets $35; students $5

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FREE

A Lecture with USCG Captain Greg Wisener

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The United States has the largest system of ports, waterways, and coastal seas in the world, which includes some 95,000 miles of coastline, 26,000 miles of commercial waterways that serve 361 ports; 3,700 marine terminals (ranging from marinas to mega-ports); and 25,000 miles of inland and coastal waterways. The Coast Guard protects: those on the sea; the United States from threats delivered by sea; and the sea itself. On Saturday, January 14th at 1 p.m., Capt. Wisener will present an…

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Author Talk

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Author Talk with UConn Journalism Professor Robert Wyss: “The Man Who Built The Sierra Club: A life of David Brower” David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. Brower transformed the Sierra Club into a national force that challenged and stopped federally sponsored projects that would have dammed the Grand Canyon and destroyed hundreds of millions of acres of our nation's…

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents Architect and Author Jimmy Stamp with “Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale” 2016 marked the centennial anniversary of the Yale School of Architecture. In recognition of this occasion, The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series will welcome Jimmy Stamp, co-author with former YSOA Dean Robert A.M. Stern of the book Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale (Yale Press, 2016), who will trace the development of the School’s pedagogy alongside…

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$20

An Evening at the Lay House

January 27 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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An Evening at the Lay House: Tavern NightFriday, January 27th, Seatings at 6pm and 8pm The Connecticut River Museum’s Lay House is transformed into a 19th century Tavern for the evening! Featuring typical finger foods of the time, live music by Don Sineti, and historic tavern table games, these popular events are offered just a few times a year. This evening’s Tavern Night will feature a rum tasting and talk by museum folklorist Dr. Stephen Gencarella.  Advance reservations required, must…

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February 2017

23rd Annual Holiday Model Train Show

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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November 18th - February 20th The magic returns to CRM with the 23rd Annual Holiday Train Show.  This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout.  Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler…

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$36

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 4 - March 19
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises Feb. 4th through March 19th, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. CRM welcomes back RiverQuest for this year’s Winter Wildlife Cruises! Tours depart Fridays at 10:00AM and 12:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00AM, 11:30AM, and 2:00PM. Naturalists are aboard to help spot and provide information on wildlife and hot coffee and tea are offered in the boat’s heated cabin. Please visit www.ctrivermuseum.org/eagle-cruises/ for more information or to buy tickets. $40, $36 Museum members- includes Museum admission. On…

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Free with museum admission

Stanley Kolber Bird Photography Workshop

February 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Join Stanley Kolber, award winning nature photographer, for a wonderful photography workshop in the museum’s Eagles of Essex exhibit. Birds were Stan’s first love when, some fifteen years ago, he picked up a camera and set a course for photography as a second career and full-time artistic endeavor. And although the subject of his work has evolved, his ardor for birds, and for rendering them lovingly and faithfully, is undiminished. Stan’s work is held in corporate and private collections, and…

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The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center brook Architects’ Office, 67 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series continues with architect Jim Childress, FAIA presenting “The Architecture Of Gardens: Man-made Nature”. Gardens have captured people’s imagination for centuries. On Friday, February 17th at 7 p.m., architect Jim Childress will illustrate the design ideas behind some of world’s best small gardens. He will explore how they are planned and how the plants are integrated. And, to escape winter for an hour - there will be plenty of images of gardens in full bloom. This…

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$35

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Valley Regional High School, 156 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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Dan Levinson, Jazz, Jass, Concert, Deep River, Connecticut

Essex Winter Series - Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band Dan and his renowned band will mark the centennial of the first recordings of New Orleans jazz in what is sure to be a spirited and rollicking afternoon. Sponsored by The Clark Group and Tower Laboratories LTD. Tickets $35; students $5

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FREE

Live Birds of Prey Show with Horizon Wings

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centerbrook Meeting House, 51 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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CRM will partner with Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation Organization for this annual show, which features a bald eagle and several other species of raptors. Visitors will be able to get an up close look at the birds while learning more about the life cycle and ecology of these magnificent animals. This event will be held at the Centerbrook Meeting House and is free to the public.

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$50 - $75

Privateers’ Bash

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Privateers' Bash 2017 "Ahoy, Matey! Come if ye dare to be part of our swashbucklin’ crew who are lookin’ for a lively way to let off a bit o’ winter steam. Grab yer cutlass, hoist yer sails and set a course to the Privateers’ Bash on Saturday, February 25th. All are invited to come in costume and relive Riverfront history at the eleventh annual Bash, a playful nod to the privateers who made their wealth by relieving foreign ships of…

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March 2017
$10 - $20

Women Playwrights Initiative

March 3 - March 4
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Women Playwrights Initiative Four One Acts by Four Fabulous Women Playwrights. Staged readings followed by Talk Backs and refreshments each night! See web site for details. March 3 Staged Readings | 7:00 pm Guenevere by Susan Cinoman Teenagers Guenevere and Arthur are best friends–a fierce competitor, she always bests him in sword fights. What will be the outcome when confronted with Excalibur in the stone? Apple Season by Ellen Lewis To make arrangements for her father’s funeral, Lissie returns to…

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$40

Lady Parts

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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An afternoon of laughter and candid talk about women's physical and emotional health. Renowned OB/GYN Mary Jane Minkin and best-selling author Amy Bloom answer audience members' most intimate and anonymous questions with humor and expertise! A benefit for the Women & Family Life Center of Guilford. All tickets $40.

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$35

Garrison Keillor

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Old Saybrook High School, 111 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, 06475 United States
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Essex Winter Series - Garrison Keillor “Stories in Mind, Poems by Heart.” The beloved raconteur, author, and entertainer will share his unique brand of wisdom and humor in what is sure to be an unforgettable afternoon. Sponsored by Essex Meadows and Jeffrey N. Mehler CFP LLC. Tickets $35; students $5

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FREE

Author Talk with Dr. Paul Freedman

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Author Talk with Yale Professor Dr. Paul Freedman From Delmonico’s to Sylvia’s to Chez Panisse, a daring and original history of dining out in America as told through ten legendary restaurants. Combining a historian’s rigor with a foodie ‘s palate, Ten Restaurants That Changed America reveals how the history of our restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself. Paul Freedman, the Chester D Tripp Professor of History at Yale University will give an illustrated talk at the…

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Essex Go Braugh

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, 06426 United States
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Enjoy the Essex Irish Parade March 11th! Parade kicks off at the steps of the Town Hall at 10:30am.  

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FREE

Romeo & Juliet

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Lincoln Center Local Screening: San Francisco Ballet Romeo & Juliet On Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. the Essex Library will host the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance screening of San Francisco Ballet: Romeo & Juliet recorded at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on May 7, 2015. With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the…

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Free with museum admission

Stanley Kolber Bird Photography Workshop

March 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Join Stanley Kolber, award winning nature photographer, for a wonderful photography workshop in the museum’s Eagles of Essex exhibit. Birds were Stan’s first love when, some fifteen years ago, he picked up a camera and set a course for photography as a second career and full-time artistic endeavor. And although the subject of his work has evolved, his ardor for birds, and for rendering them lovingly and faithfully, is undiminished. Stan’s work is held in corporate and private collections, and…

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FREE

Trends in The Gardening World

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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What's new? Trends in The Gardening World With Nancy Ballek Mackinnon of Ballek’s Garden Center Edible, Native, & Sustainable are the three themes that keep reoccurring in the 2017 gardening narrative. On Thursday, March 16th at 7 p.m. at the Essex Library, Nancy will discuss these and other trends in garden design and horticulture. Explore new and old varieties for beautiful and productive gardens. This event is co-sponsored with the Essex Garden Club. Nancy Ballek Mackinnon is a partner in…

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Tavern Night

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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An Evening at the Lay House- March 18th, 5:30 & 7:30PM Join us for a lively 19th-century evening as the historic Samuel Lay House is transformed into a seaside tavern. The evening will include a tasting of 6,000 years of brewing history with CRM Director Chris Dobbs, hearty appetizers provided by Catering by Selene including a beef ale pie and desserts, tavern games and Irish Music by the Crazy Celts. Space is extremely limited with programs offered at 5:30PM and…

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FREE

Medicare 101

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Understanding Your Medicare Benefits and Options Tuesday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at the Essex Library Facing the maze of Medicare plans on your own can be a daunting task. If you’re getting close to 65 yourself or simply want to understand how Medicare works so you can help a family member or friend enroll wisely, join us for a presentation by certified CHOICES counselor Laura Crews. Crews will provide free, unbiased, objective counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and…

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My Way

March 22 - April 9
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra A musical tribute to the Crooner, Ol' Blue Eyes, Grammy- and Academy-Award Winner, the one-and-only FRANK SINATRA! My Way, Fly Me to the Moon, I've Got the World on a String and New York, New York, are some of his greatest hits that will have you singing along! Wed-Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri-Sat, 8pm; Matinees: Wed & Sun, 2pm. Adults $50, Seniors $45, Students $22, Children $17 Click the links below for more information…

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April 2017
$35

An Orchestra of Voices

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Old Saybrook High School, 111 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Chanticleer, Chorus, Vocal, Ensemble

Essex Winter Series - Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices Chanticleer, the Grammy-Award winning all-male chorus, is one of the world’s most renowned vocal ensembles, and returns to our series by popular demand. Sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. Tickets $35; students $5

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$20 - $30

Ethan Bortnick Family Concert

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Valley Regional High School, 156 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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Singer, songwriter, and acclaimed international phenom Ethan Bortnick will perform at Valley Regional High School on April 6 at 7:00PM. This family concert will feature Ethan, his band, and a local children’s choir and will benefit Sister Cities Essex Haiti (SCEH) and its projects in Deschapelles, Haiti, including the new Deschapelles Community Library. Ethan’s charismatic performance includes a mix of pop, rock, and MoTown. People leave Ethan's concerts often proclaiming it the best show they’ve ever been to, hands down.…

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$6 - $12

Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church, 6 Methodist Hill
Essex, 06426 United States
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Third Annual Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night Hosted by The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC The Third Annual Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 6 pm at The First Congregational Church in Essex, 6 Methodist Hill in Essex Village. Sponsored by the church's Justice and Witness Committee, proceeds from the event benefit the $1,250 "Making A Difference" Award, open to graduating seniors at Valley Regional High School. For the all-you-can-eat supper, four…

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$125.00

Swing! A Swingin’ Spring Benefit

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lace Factory, 161 River Street
Deep River, 06417 United States
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Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for Community Music School Celebrate the Community Music School’s largest Annual Fundraiser Gala 2017! This year they will transport guests back to the 30’s and 40’s with “Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for the Community Music School.” The greatest hits of the swing era will be performed by faculty and students. The event includes a lively cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. The party continues with gourmet food stations, dancing, and fabulous…

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Free

Open House

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Pratt House, 19 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Open House for Volunteers at Pratt House, April 23 at 2pm Enjoy history? Historic interiors? Meeting new people? Essex Historical Society cordially invites you to an Open House for Volunteers at the historic 1732 Pratt House on Sunday, April 23rd from 2 – 4pm. A short presentation will occur at 2:30pm. EHS would love to introduce you to our volunteer tour guide program or ‘docents’ that will lead to a rewarding experience for you and our history-loving audience. Come meet…

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Free

Pratt House Help Wanted

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1732 Pratt House, 19 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Open House for Volunteers at Pratt House HELP WANTED, April 23 at 2pm Interested in learning more about Essex, its industries, history and people? Essex Historical Society invites you to stop in for an informal gathering on Sunday, April 23, from 2pm – 4pm, with a short presentation at 2:30pm to learn more about our volunteer tour guide program. The event will be held at the historic Pratt House, 19 West Ave., Essex, and is open to the public. Refreshments.…

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Free

The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Six-Time Emmy Winning Filmmaker Debuts “The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand” The Essex Library will welcome documentary filmmaker and six-time Emmy Award winner, Karyl Evans, who will screen her latest film and discuss Beatrix Farrand's work with Landscape Architect Shavaun Towers who also appears in the film on Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office. This compelling film is the first ever to chronicle the life of Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), the niece of…

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