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May 2021

Coloring for Adults

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$12

We’re all stressed these days, especially after a year of dealing with navigating life amid a global pandemic. Coloring has been a longtime popular outlet to creatively diffuse this stress and encourage creativity. We’re not talking about kiddie books and crayolas. We will work with beautifully detailed books filled with mandalas, floral images, fantastical creatures, enchanting women, entangled designs, and more. A wide variety of mediums are used in this workshop–colored pencils, markers, gel pens. Participants will select from handouts…

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June 2021

J. McLaughlin Sip and Shop

June 2 - June 3
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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At Gallery: Introduction to Peyote Stitch, Gold Band Bracelet

June 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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$45
Peyote Stitch: Gold Band Bracelet

Peyote stitch dates back to ancient Egypt, evidenced by artifacts found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Also in North America, Native Americans, namely the Kiowa and Comanche tribes, use the stitch giving it its name. This off-loom beading technique creates both flat bands and structural shapes. In this class, learn flat, odd-count peyote to create a flat and fluid bracelet. All it takes is Fireline thread, a beading needle and delica seed beads. By using the same basic thread path, the…

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Early Summer Pressed Botanical Workshop

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$10 – $45

The focus of this workshop is making cards and other larger pieces suitable for framing and gift giving.  All pieces made in the workshop will have Spring and Early Summer themes using pressed petals and leaves.  Learn how to press the botanicals and apply them to a heavy cardstock.  Your creations will make a lovely gift for someone or to keep for yourself.   Supplies include an abundance of pressed botanicals, cards and paper. No experience necessary. Spectrum Gallery adheres to…

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HILL-STEAD MUSEUM

June 18 @ 11:00 am
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Engage in the exploration of history, art, and architecture as you take a virtual tour with the Essex Library of the 1901 Colonial Revival home of the Pope and Riddle families on Friday, June 18 at 11 a.m. Learn about the family as industrialists, world-travelers and art collectors. Hear the stories of their late-1880’s Grand Tour of Europe. Discover the Pope family’s collection of art treasures, most notably the works of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, and the many decorative…

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Essex Town Green Summer Arts Festival

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on June 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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On Father's Day weekend, the Essex Town Green Summer Arts Festival will be featuring local and regional painters, photographers and mixed media artists and fine artisans. This event is on Saturday, June 19th from 10am -5pm and Sunday, June 20th from 11am-5pm. For more information call (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org.  

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Instagram Workshop

June 24 @ 9:00 am
Corinthian Yacht Club, Novelty Lane, Essex Village
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Did you know that supporting the Experience Essex business community on Instagram can grow YOUR business too? Join EBOT for a special Instagram Workshop with one of the best in the business -- Kim Thomas from New England Coastal Creatives and Shoreline Illustrated. Kim will demonstrate how we can work together to grow our businesses, both individually and collectively. In addition, as Influencers become increasingly valuable for Instagram engagement, Kim will talk to us about screening influencers for credibility. Establishing that an Influencer is…

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At Spectrum Art Gallery: Oil Painting Studio for All Levels

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2021

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$132

This Studio Class focuses on both the fundamentals of oil painting or can be a refresher course for those with some experience.  The class will begin with techniques of brush work, color mixing and color theory painting Alla Prima primarily, (wet into wet) or by layering the paint.   Participants will learn to create form and depth through the use of color and values light thru dark.  Artists with some prior experience can refresh their knowledge while painting from their selected…

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YALE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION PRESENTS: “MODERN PROBLEMS, MODERN SOLUTIONS: AN OUTLOOK TO THE FUTURE” 

June 24 @ 7:00 pm
FREE

The beauty and complexity of the natural world inspire the artistic expression of all kinds - poetry, paintings, songs, and more. Natural environments can also be a deep source of inspiration for many different kinds of scientists. From the atmosphere that envelopes our planet to the aquatic habitats that cover it, to the creatures that share it with us, understanding our environment is helping us to develop cutting-edge technologies that improve our lives and make the whole planet a better…

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Painting Abstract Flowers Workshop at Spectrum Art Gallery

June 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$70
Abstract Flowers Painting

This class is for beginners and practiced painters who want to learn the art of abstraction. Our model will be a colorful bouquet of real flowers which will inspire the imagination to celebrate their beauty. We will begin by noticing the various flower shapes, colors and textures. Then discuss our observations. By exploring thoughts and sharing ideas the class will gain insight into new ways of interpreting and painting flowers. Although focused on abstraction emphasis is placed on composition, painting…

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July 2021

12th Annual Essex Auto Club Car Show

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$5

The Essex Auto Club will hold it’s 12th Annual Car Show in Essex on July 4th. As in prior years, this event promises to have a wide variety of automobiles on display, ranging from classics to more contemporary offerings – there’s something for everyone to see. The Car Show will be held at the Connecticut River Museum – both “Upper” and “Lower” lawns – from 10:00am-2:00pm on Sunday, July 4th. The Essex Auto Club is a non-profit organization – all…

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP RESUMES AT ESSEX LIBRARY

July 6 @ 5:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Grieving is tough – but you don’t have to go it alone. The Essex Library will resume hosting a Bereavement Support Group on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 5 p.m. in the Library. Masks are required. Leadership for the group will be provided by Reverend Ken Peterkin, minister at the First Congregational Church in Essex. The group is free and open to all. If you’re struggling with loss – of a spouse, a parent or other family member,…

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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative Announces Artist of the Month for July, Cheryl Graney

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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While visiting San Diego, in 2007, Cheryl Graney walked into a polymer clay artist’s working studio.  A long-standing passion, was born.  Cheryl has worked in this medium for the past 14 years.  She was captivated by the limitless possibilities of the medium.  Using polymer clay, Cheryl became captivated by the colors, patterns and textures that can be created.  She discovered that bakeable clay, when stored properly can be used in its entirety.  That is, scraps from the one project can…

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Thursdays on the Dock: USCG Jazz Nonet Band

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river while enjoying the USCG Jazz Nonet Band.   The United States Coast Guard Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union, England,…

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Splashes, Drips and Drops Art Exhibit

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook opens its newest exhibit, Splashes, Drips and Drops on Friday, July 16 (12-6pm) and celebrated throughout its opening weekend, Saturday, July 17 (12-6pm) and Sunday, July 18 (12-5pm). The exhibit, which runs through September 5, is located at 61 Main St., Centerbrook, Connecticut and includes wine and safely bagged snacks for the Opening Weekend. Discover new and original artworks that explore the creativity and spontaneity of liquids…and not just water!  There are many new fine artists and…

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Thursdays on the Dock: John Spignesi Band

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river while enjoying the John Spignesi Band.   New Haven based quartet “JSB” (shortened for The John Spignesi Band) is a group you don’t want to sleep on. Led by guitarist/frontman, John “Spigs” Spignesi, this band has been steadily making a name for themselves in the East Coast jam scene…

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TICKS AND TICK-BORNE DISEASES WITH DR. KIRBY STAFFORD

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, July 27 at 1 p.m. on Zoom, Registration required  Dr. Kirby Stafford will present an illustrated virtual talk on Tuesday, July 27 at 1 p.m. for the Essex Library on tick-borne diseases and tick-bite prevention. His talk will also cover the emergence and surveillance of new tick species in Connecticut, basic tick biology, and highlight his research on various practical methods and issues for tick control.   Dr. Kirby C. Stafford is Chief Scientist (Head) of the Department of Entomology and State Entomologist at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station…

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AUTHOR TALK WITH CLAIRE GRIFFIN: “A REBELLIOUS WOMAN”

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Debutante. Spy. Seductress. Actress. Divorcee. Cross-Dresser, Self-Promoter. Belle Boyd is best known as a reckless teen-aged spy, but her life after the Civil War was even more daring. At a time when a woman was even discouraged from laughing too loudly, Belle was determined to live outside of male control. Wearing trousers, carrying a pistol, riding a horse astride, her multiple divorces, none of this is shocking today, but in the context of her time, every one of those things…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Little Big Band

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river while enjoying Little Big Band.   The Little Big Band includes Piano, Bass, Drums, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 5 Saxophones and a Vocalist, for a total of 15 musicians. Much of their repertoire is swing, dance, and big band jazz, but include a mix…

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J. McLaughlin Summer Sale

July 30 - August 1
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 2021

Thursdays on the Dock: Eight to the Bar

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river while enjoying Eight to the Bar.   Drawing its musical influences from American roots music — swing, boogie-woogie, and Motown, Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals.  With the support of independently produced…

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Barb Richard Featured Artist, August 2021

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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To say that Barb is a “Jeweler” is an understatement to be sure.  Barb’s pieces range from formal to fun.  She is known for her remarkable beadwork and has been featured in publications.  Her bead acorns are her trademark and were the first pieces to be lauded in a magazine. Most recently, Barb has mastered the art of “fused” glass.  Layers of glass are fired in a very hot kiln.  This method achieves pieces that range from the simple to…

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Summer Adventure Camp: River Explorers

August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 9, 2021-August 13, 2021 @ 9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Ages 6-8  Discover what is over, under, and along the Connecticut River. Use dip and seine nets to catch critters. Take a journey on the river to spot wildlife.   Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Please have children dress for appropriate weather as we will spend a portion of each day on, in, or near the water. 

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Summer Adventure Camp: River Adventures

August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 9, 2021-August 13, 2021 @ 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Ages 9-12   Find out all you can about the river. Collect samples using nets. Spend each day in coves, on islands, and on the water. Spot wildlife.  Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Please have children dress for appropriate weather as we will spend a portion of each day on, in, or near the water. 

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Thursdays on the Dock: Mama Train Jazz Band

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river while enjoying Mama Train Jazz Band.  Jazz/Blues band, Mama Train, blends the warmth of rich female vocals with smooth expressive piano.  Their sound embodies the soul of classic artists like Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Django Reinhardt combined with an uptempo jazz vibe. Performing a…

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Author Talk with Deborah Mandel: “All Write: How To Start, Structure and Sustain A Writing Group”

August 12 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Shoreline Writers was created in 2015 by four women who met in a writing class at a local Connecticut university. When the course was finished, they weren’t. They were a varied group of wannabe writers who had three things in common: They wanted to write. They wanted support in that process. And they wanted to talk about their writing. Just as having a running buddy will get you out on the road every morning at the crack of dawn when…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Meadow Brothers Band

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river while enjoying Meadow Brothers Band.   The Meadows Brothers music exists in the spaces between a rock & roll band that writes folk songs and a folk band that writes rock & roll songs; with a heavy helping of harmony, a taste of groove,…

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CRM Talks: Melissa Josefiak- Connecting the History of Essex’s Three Villages

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5 – $10

Cost: $5.00 for members, $10.00 for nonmembers Melissa Josefiak has served as the Director of Essex Historical Society since 2014.  From 2011-2017, she also served as a mentor for the professional development program for small museums, StEPs-CT.  Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director of Wethersfield Historical Society, as well as on the Boards of the Connecticut League of History Organizations and as the Exhibitions Editor of “Connecticut History Review.”  She holds an MA in Public History from Central…

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KNITTING: NOT JUST A HOBBY

August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Hannah Thiessen, author of “Slow Knitting” and “Seasonal Slow Knitting” will host a virtual discussion of how knitting is a lifestyle, rather than just a hobby, for the Essex Library community on Tuesday, August 24 at 7 p.m.  Join in to hear more about the true depth of finding your passion, embracing creativity in everyday ways, and finding meaning for skills we've set aside. Through knitting and similar textile work, even "unartistic" people can link up with their creativity in new ways.    Hannah Thiessen is a…

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Thursdays on the Dock: Local Honey

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursdays on the Dock has been a shoreline staple since 2009. 12 years in and we are still the destination for waterfront music. Bring a chair or blanket, and watch the sun go down over the river while enjoying Local Honey.    Born out of a mutual respect for all things auditory and a humble appreciation for an organic evolution, lifelong friends Frank Natter, Erin Smith, and Abraham Wilson have embarked on an unforgettable musical journey. Steely and deliberate songwriting that casually staggers…

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September 2021

AUTHOR TALK WITH JAMES R. BENN: “ROAD OF BONES”

September 9 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Essex Library is honored to host an author talk with James R. Benn on Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Benn will discuss the latest book in his Billy Boyle WWII mystery series, “Road Of Bones”. Special guest, voice actor Peter Berkrot will read a selection from the book. “Outstanding . . . Bolstered by vivid, scintillating descriptions of air strikes and dogfights involving the legendary all-female Soviet air force unit known as the Night Witches, Benn’s…

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Fireboats and Firefighters

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Stories and Fireboats with the Essex Volunteer Fire Department!  Join us on Saturday, September 11 (Patriots’ Day) for Stories, Firefighters, and a Fireboat! A morning of Appreciation and Remembrance  Book readings by Essex Fire Department Firefighters Fireboat Demonstrations at our Docks Interactive Fire Equipment on our Lawn  Firefighters, along with museum staff, will read children’s books about the fireboats (and other boats) that assisted in helping the people of NYC on the morning of September 11, 2001. 

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Connecticut River Artisans is saying farewell to Summer with Arline O’Brien as September’s Featured Artist.

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Arline has been knitting for a good many years. She passed the dark days of COVID by knitting fabulous infant and children’s sweaters and sets.  Her approach is unique. Arline uses one pattern and uses color texture and design to produce incredible uniqueness.  She also teaches knitting to adults and children. Arline’s creative journey doesn’t end here.  She creates beautiful baskets.  Dyes the reeds to enhance the designs.  The results are beautiful. Connecticut River artisans is celebrating Arline at a…

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Block Party at the Connecticut River Museum

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5

The Museum is holding a “Block” Party on Saturday, September 18, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event is perfect for all ages. In honor of Adriaen Block, we will serve one of the Netherlands’ favorite treats, Stroopwafels. Also offered that day, dockside tours of the Onrust and shipbuilding activities, like the favorite small-scale Ropewalk, for the young and the young at heart. Lawn activities are free. A special discount admission allows everyone to experience the museum for the kid’s…

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ESTATE PLANNING 101: WITH ATTORNEY ERIN DUQUES

September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Everyone, both young and old, needs an estate plan. Your life circumstances can change in an instant; if they do, are you prepared? The Essex Library is offering a free estate planning information event on Zoom on Wednesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. In this program, attendees will learn about important estate planning documents like Wills, Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives. These documents provide answers to the questions: Do you want to be on life support? Who will pay your bills if you…

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Sip, Shop & Celebrate Fall

September 23 @ 9:30 am - September 24 @ 5:30 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Connecticut Headwaters To The Sound: A Day of Stories and Song With The Nehantic and The Abenaki

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE Outdoor Event at the Connecticut River Museum  A Day of Stories and Song With The Nehantic and The Abenaki  Time-honored Native drum group  Jennifer Lee demonstrates the making of traditional Ash Bark and White Pine basketry  Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe displays a collection of tools and armaments  “mishoon” project video at Peskeompskut and Elizabeth James-Perry wampum video on display throughout the day  The event will have limited seating available. In case of rain, please check ctrivermuseum.org for information.  The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. envisions a Connecticut River Valley…

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Alfresco Thursdays 2021

September 30 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 2021

Essex Village, 69 Nott Lane
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Alfresco Thursdays has proven to be THE go-to, weekly event for summer fun! Shops are open until 8pm and restaurants spill onto patios, decks, and reimagined parking areas. The alfresco spirit is contagious as the community and visitors come together to eat, shop, stroll and socialize!

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October 2021

At Gallery: Beginning Macro Photography Workshop

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$50

This workshop covers how to create closeup photography also known as Macro photography and will demonstrate best practices on how to use a zoom lens and macro settings available on the lens. The first hour and a half is dedicated to a lecture inside Spectrum Gallery with photo examples of different lenses with macro capabilities and zoom lenses shown on a laptop. The last hour and a half is dedicated to practical shooting with students’ cameras and lenses. Participants can…

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At Gallery: Fall Pressed Botanicals Workshop

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$10 – $45

The focus of this workshop is making cards and other larger pieces suitable for framing and gift giving.  All pieces made in the workshop will have fall themes using pressed petals and leaves.  Learn how to press the botanicals and apply them to a heavy cardstock.  Your creations will make a lovely gift for someone or to keep for yourself.   Supplies include an abundance of pressed botanicals, cards and paper. No experience necessary. $45 with a $10 material feel paid…

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Artist of the Month – Sandy Sicignano

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative is truly proud to name Sandy Sicignano our Artist of the Month for October.  Sandy is our “Jack-of-all-Trades” and master of them all.  She’s a gifted woman who puts her heart into her art and crafts. Sandy learned to sew as a child and, like a lot of us, dabbled in other media.  She has only been painting for a few short years, yet she has developed a unique style in acrylic and alcohol ink.  Sandy…

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LEARN THE SOUNDS OF FIRE SAFETY

October 5 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

The Essex Fire Engine Company #1 is teaming up with the Essex Library and the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM”, this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign. The 2021 campaign which runs October 3-9, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. From beeps to chirps, this year’s campaign works to better educate the public about the sounds smoke alarms make, what those…

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Sip, Shop, and Celebrate Fall

October 6 @ 9:30 am - October 7 @ 5:30 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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MEDICARE 101: UNDERSTANDING YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS AND OPTIONS

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

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, come in to the Essex Library on October 7 from 10 a.m. to Noon to watch a virtual presentation by certified CHOICES counselor and Senior Resources Agency on Aging Director of Benefits Laura Crews. Crews will provide free, unbiased, objective counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and…

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2021 Scarecrow Contest & FestiFALL

October 9
Essex Village, 69 Nott Lane
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Fall is in the air and it’s time to mark your calendar for the Essex Board of Trade’s Scarecrow Contest and FestiFALL! Follow the yellow brick road of scarecrows and vote for your favorite one. Are you “A Good Witch” or “A Bad Witch?” Scarecrow Display & Contest Starts October 7th As is annual tradition, the “Scarecrow Lamp-Post Presentation” - scarecrows created by Essex, Centerbrook & Ivoryton residents and businesses -  line the Main Streets of the three villages. Viewers…

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LAPTOP SERIES 2021: CHROMEBOOKS 101 WITH MIKE INGBER

October 9 @ 11:00 am
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Let’s Talk About Chromebooks! Chromebooks are a lower-cost, easy-to-use alternative to traditional laptops. They’re great for browsing the Internet, checking your email, using Zoom, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, and accessing other online services. They are also able to be used for more traditional purposes such as word processing using online suites offered by Google and Microsoft. Come to this workshop at the Essex Library on Saturday, October 9 at 11 a.m. to learn the fundamentals of using…

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At Gallery: Painting the Abstract Still Life in Acrylics

October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$70

This workshop is for beginners and practiced painters who want to learn the art of abstraction to express their own creativity. Our model set up will feature a medley of fruit, bowls, baskets, etc. The many colors and textures of the arrangement will inspire your imagination. We’ll discuss our observations and by exploring our thoughts and sharing ideas the class will gain insight into different ways of seeing and interpreting ordinary still life subjects. Although the class is focused on…

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Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Resumes Meetings At Essex Library

October 12 @ 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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The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage

October 12 @ 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 Columbia River Maritime Museum The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage Presented by: Captain Bruce Jones, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), Deputy Director, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon

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Think Pink Sip & Shop

October 14 @ 9:30 am - October 15 @ 5:30 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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    Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
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