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October 2017

Trunk Show with Alyssa Watters

October 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Goods & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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New England Artist Alyssa Watters will be in store featuring her extensive line of artful coasters, desk and poster calendars, note cards, trivets and paintings. Artistic themes focus on birds, coastal scenes and everyday items. Complimentary refreshment will be served.

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Dogs On The Dock

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Join us for our annual Dogs on the Dock! Sunday, October 8th, 1-3 PM Connecticut River Museum Registration opens 1:00 PM at the Connecticut River Museum Blessing of Dogs 1:30 PM Lawn Parade & Events 2:00 PM Dock Jumping Contest 2:30 PM Registration Fee $10 - 1 dog $15 - 2 dogs Registration forms available at the Connecticut River Museum, online at essexct.com or ctrivermuseum.org Events Include: Best Trick Best Nautical Costume Best “Other” Costume Best Dog/Owner Look-A-Like Biggest &…

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Book Signing with Caryn Davis

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goods & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Author/Photographer Caryn Davis will be in store with her recently released, A Connecticut Christmas, a stunning photographic journey celebrating classic New England tradition. Essays penned by Eric Lehman complement gorgeous images which together capture the beauty and spirit that surround this warm and wonderful holiday. The Griswold Inn is delighted to be featured within its pages!

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EBOT Scarecrow Festival

October 14, 2017
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Scarecrow Festival

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
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Trunk Show with Alina Schwartzman

October 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Goods & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Local Artisan Alina Schwartzman will be in store showcasing her colorful bracelets created from various combinations of fiber, beads, small charms and fabric. These unique adornments exude a boho chic vibe. Simply fun! Complimentary refreshment will be offered.

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Antique & Classic Car Show & Tour

October 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Pratt House, 19 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Essex, CT…Start your engines! Essex Historical Society (EHS) is pleased to partner with Essex Automobile Club & Antique Auto Service to present the 7th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show & Tour Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  This annual event combines the best in viewing classic cars, followed by a fall foliage tour around the area. Held on the beautiful grounds of the historic Pratt House, 19 West Ave., Essex, the car show welcomes all antique…

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Clarinet Technique Intensive

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$95

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL HOSTS A CLARINET TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE WITH MASTER CLARINETIST KEN LAGACE Master clarinetist Ken Lagace will lead a full day of workshops focusing on intermediate/advanced level clarinet technique on a wide range of topics, designed to take your playing to the next level.  The morning session will include in-depth information on clarinet reeds, including how to select them, maintain them, fix them, properly play them, and even how to make them! The afternoon session will provide an introduction…

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Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival

October 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ivoryton Green Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States + Google Map
Free

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!

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The Rise And Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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“The Rise And Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic” with Dr. Michael Saxe Emergency Physician Dr. Michael Saxe, free illustrated talk on the U.S. opioid epidemic, 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Essex Library, 33 West Ave., focus on the history of opioid drugs, the causes and impact of today’s Opioid Epidemic, and what must be done by healthcare providers and laypeople, to end this deadly crisis. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Cyber Security at Sea

October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CYBER SECURITY AT SEA WITH DR. JOSEPH DIRENZO AND USCG CAPTAIN ANDREW TUCCI Retired Navy officer Dr. Joseph DiRenzo and U.S. Coast Guard Captain Andrew Tucci, free, illustrated talk on cyber security at sea, 3 p.m. Oct. 28, Essex Library, 33 West Ave. DiRenzo and Tucci will focus on local and national efforts to make our maritime transportation system safe from cyber attacks. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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November 2017

The Games Afoot!

November 1, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Ken Ludwig’s The Games Afoot! A murderously funny thriller set in William Gillette’s Connecticut castle. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit. Come and join us for this whacky ride! 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 and to purchase tickets to this, or any of the amazing shows at the Ivoryton Playhouse. ivorytonplayhouse.org centerstageticketing.com Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street,…

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Dvorak Comes to America

November 6, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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DVORAK COMES TO AMERICA WITH MUSIC HISTORIAN JEFFREY ENGEL Dvorak was the first major European composer to take up residence in America. For nearly three years he was the director of the National Conservatory in New York City. Outside of his teaching duties he still found time to compose some of his finest music. On Monday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Essex Library, Jeffrey Engel will detail Dvorak’s time in America and play excerpts from some of his…

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Genealogy and DNA: Just The Basics, Please!

November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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GENEALOGY AND DNA: JUST THE BASICS, PLEASE! Having your DNA done for family research is all the rage these days but many folks aren’t sure about how to go about doing it and what the results will tell them. Join our genealogy specialist, Norma Wright, on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Essex Library for an introductory discussion on DNA. She will briefly discuss what DNA is, what the different types of tests are, and where you can…

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Winter! Its Beauty and Secrets Spectrum Gallery’s Holiday Show

November 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$5

Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its holiday show: Winter! Its Beauty and Secrets With original artwork that uniquely features views of winter – both its beauty and challenges – the show explores how nature survives and even thrives in the harshest of seasons. A Gallery Reception is Fri, Nov. 17 (6:30-9pm) at 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT with food, wine, and the entertainment of Kathy King who plays a 34-string acoustic lever harp, both as a solo…

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Pratt House Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Pratt House, 19 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Friday, Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Weekend at Pratt House 11am – 2pm; 19 West Ave., Essex. 11am – 2pm. Essex Historical Society offers tours featuring holiday decor, museum shop.  Free guided tours.  Info: www.essexhistory.org or 860-767-0681. Saturday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Weekend at Pratt House 11am – 2pm; 19 West Ave., Essex. 11am – 2pm. Essex Historical Society offers tours featuring holiday decor, museum shop.  Free guided tours.  Info: www.essexhistory.org or 860-767-0681. Thanksgiving Weekend at Pratt House 19 West Ave., Essex. Friday…

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Holiday’s at Pratt House

November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017
Free

Got a houseful for Thanksgiving Weekend? Then skip the malls and deck the halls as we usher in the holidays at the beautifully decorated Pratt House, a property of Essex Historical Society. Learn about life in an early seaport town from our knowledgeable guides. The house will evoke scenes from Christmases past, decorated with locally-sourced materials. Guided tours are free. Museum shop open for holiday gifts. For the third year in a row, the historical societies of Chester, Deep River…

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Trees in the Rigging

November 26, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Community Carol Sing & Lighted Boat Parade The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade. This annual event 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 stroll steps off at 4:30 pm at the Essex Town…

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December 2017

Sip, Shop & Stroll

December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Village, Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Join the Essex Board of Trade for an evening of shopping for the holidays, strolling through historic Essex Village, and of course sipping some of your favorite beverages.

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Essex Holiday Stroll 2017

December 6, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Free

Put a little "jolly" into your holiday shopping this year at the Essex Holiday Stroll, the traditional kick-off to the holidays among retailers and businesses in the Villages of Essex. Enjoy festive refreshments at participating shops and restaurants. Free horse-drawn carriage rides with Santa through the heart of Essex Village will be offered from noon to 4 pm. Free parking is available on village streets and in designated public parking lots.

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The epitome of Christmas- the Iced Sugar Cookie!

December 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Weekend Kitchen, 16 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$65

Pastry Chef Angela Salvatore Forget messy sprinkles and up your holiday cookie game with royal icing decorated sugar cookies.  In this cookie class dedicated to the quintessential sugar cookie we will reign in royal icing. In past years we have included an iced cookie with our holiday cookie class and found disappointing results due to the time consuming nature of the iced cookie.  Sooooo, this year we have an evening for just iced cookies!  Pastry chef Angela Salvatore from Gateau Marche will…

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Holiday House Tour and Chilly

December 9, 2017
The Essex Art Association, 10 N Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Chilly, Cheap & Chili The Essex Art Association once again will be hosting “Chilly, Cheap & Chili” at our art gallery in conjunction with the Essex Holiday House Tour. Chilly, Cheap & Chili is held every other year and the event is extremely well attended and tons of fun!

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EHS Holiday Party

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pratt House, 19 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — when Essex Historical Society hosts its Annual Holiday Party, Sunday, Dec. 10th, from 2 – 4 pm. Hosted by EHS’s Governing Board, the event will be held at Pratt House, 19 West Ave., Essex, beautifully decorated for the holidays. All EHS members and their friends are welcome to enjoy delicious food, restorative libations and general merriment. Let’s toast to a successful 2017 and wish each other well for a bright, new…

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January 2018

Paperbilities: Mixed Media Collage Class

January 31
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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WEDNESDAYS: JANUARY 31st; FEBRUARY 7th, 14th, 28th; March 7th | 12:30-3:00pm Makeup Date if Needed: March 14 $200 for 5 Classes, Members save $20 Create art using torn papers. Learn to select your papers for example from newspapers, magazines and specialty papers, and then paint them into collage elements unique to your mixed media pieces. Explore how to choose your subject, compose it and draw or trace it onto a canvas or panel. Finally tearing your newly created papers and…

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February 2018

Valentine’s Day Origami Box Workshops

February 4

Choose either day or take both workshops making even more Valentine gift boxes. Dates: Sunday, February 4th or Sunday, February 11th | 1:30-4pm Cost per Date: $45 plus $10 material fee paid directly to instructor This beginner level workshop starts with a brief history of paper folding and watching three short videos featuring contemporary origami artists in action. You’ll practice and master the basic folds needed to create origami boxes beginning with heart shaped bookmarks (that can also be used…

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Beginner Watercolor Classes

February 8
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Thursdays: FEBRUARY 8th, 15th, 22nd; MARCH 1st, 8th | 2:00-4:30pm $200 for 5 Classes; Members save $20 This beginning or refresher course is geared for students with limited or no experience with watercolor painting. We will explore the unique properties of this magical medium through transparent washes and layering, mingled washes, incorporating shapes of untouched paper for brilliance, and brushwork. You will gain a solid foundation for whatever path you take with watercolor by learning these basic skills. Discussion of…

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Eagle Flyer

February 17 - February 25
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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February 17-19th, February 24-25th The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour round trip eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

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March 2018

Bunny Breakfast

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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Relax and enjoy a family meal in River Valley Junction along with the Easter Bunny and other entertainment. Prepared by the team that brings you the Essex Clipper Dinner Train and caters our events and functions. *For parties of 10 or more, please call us at (860) 767-0103. Cost: $22 adults, $18 for ages 4-11, under 4 free Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

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April 2018

Easter Lunch Train

April 1 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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All Aboard the elegant Essex Clipper for a three-course Easter Lunch served in beautifully restored 1920′s Pullman diners, pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. *For parties of 10 or more, please call us at (860) 767-0103. Cost: $55.00 adults / $25 age 4-11 / Under 4 free Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

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Easter Dinner Train

April 1 @ 3:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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All Aboard the elegant Essex Clipper for a four-course Easter Dinner served in beautifully restored 1920′s Pullman diners, pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. *For parties of 10 or more, please call us at (860) 767-0103. Cost: $82.50 adults / $62.50 children under 12 Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

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Independent Bookstore Day: Meet The Authors

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Goods & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Celebrate the 4th Annual Independent Bookstore Day at Goods & Curiosities’ Meet the Authors event. The Store will host three Connecticut authors for conversation and book signing: - Ann Nyberg from 1 – 3pm, with her book Remembering Katharine Hepburn - Wick Griswold from 3 – 4:30pm, with his most recent release, Connecticut River Ferries - Erik Ofgang from 3 – 4:30pm, with his latest title, Gillette Castle FREE EVENT! Complimentary refreshment will be available all afternoon as well as…

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June 2018

Falls River Clambake

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Osage Trails Preserve, Foxboro Point
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$65

Sunday June 3 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Rain or Shine) Osage Trails Preserve, Foxboro Road, Essex Celebrate the history and natural beauty of Falls River Cove area with a riverside soiree and clam bake, hosted by Essex Historical Society and Essex Land Trust, held at Osage Trails Preserve, Foxboro Road, Essex, June 3rd from 4 – 6pm. Learn about the groups’ major collaborative partnership, investigating the Williams Complex & Shipyard, 1689 – 1845, ‘hidden’ below Falls River Cove…

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July 2018

1st Thursdays | Essex Celebrates the 4th!

July 5 @ 5:00 pm

July 5 at 5pm Celebrate summer 2018 alfresco style! Essex Board of Trade introduces 1st Thursdays -- a series of three themed events on Main Street in Essex Village, occurring over the first Thursdays of June, July, and August. Stores and galleries will be open late with festivities and special discounts. The party-like atmosphere includes: the first-ever Cruise Night in the parking lot of Olive Oyl’s Cuisine, Yoga in the Park with Essex Park & Recreation, Music & Drinks on the deck…

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Paddle Program / Guided Small Boat Tours

July 26 - October 8

Now through October 8th CRM’s Paddle Explorations Program will run through early October.  Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and get out on the river on a self-guided tour!  Paddlers are provided with a boat, paddles, PFD, and chart showing the local environs.  Paddle the local coves of the majestic Connecticut River; a site the Nature Conservancy has called “one of the last great places” in North America. The River is just a paddle away. Rentals are available by reservation…

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August 2018

1st Thursdays | Essex is Hot, Hot, Hot!

August 2 @ 5:00 pm

August 2nd at 5pm Celebrate summer 2018 alfresco style! Essex Board of Trade introduces 1st Thursdays -- a series of three themed events on Main Street in Essex Village, occurring over the first Thursdays of June, July, and August. Stores and galleries will be open late with festivities and special discounts. The party-like atmosphere includes: the first-ever Cruise Night in the parking lot of Olive Oyl’s Cuisine, Yoga in the Park with Essex Park & Recreation, Music & Drinks on the deck…

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Conquer the Current

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sunday, August 5 | 8:00 am—3:00 pm The Connecticut River Museum’s second annual downriver paddle regatta to benefit the Museum’s education programs will take place on August 5th, 2018 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  The Regatta is open to all paddle craft- canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and rowboats! This year will feature 2 race routes: Eagle Landing Recreational Race: The 8.74 statute mile race will start at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and finish in front of…

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Evening Paddle at Pratt Cove

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$20 – $30

Tuesday, August 14 | 5:00 pm—8:00 pm Connecticut River Museum Environmental Educator, Suzanne Burns will lead a guided paddle in Deep River’s Pratt Cove.  Bring your own canoe or kayak and explore this rare freshwater tidal marsh, recognized for its exceptional environmental importance.  Guides will discuss the natural and cultural history of the Cove and help identify the abundant wildlife that visit or call Pratt Cove home.   The event is free; pre-registration is required.  For more detailed information and driving…

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Thursdays on the Dock

August 30
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, August 2 – Thursday, August 30 | 5:30—7:30 pm Since 2010, Thursdays on the Dock are the unofficial start to the summer weekend.  The free concert series features a different band each week and panoramic views of the river.  This year, in conjunction with our feature exhibit – Thirsty River:  400 Years of Drink, Life and Reform in the Connecticut River Valley – we will feature a different brewery, vineyard, distillery, or cider company each week! Thursdays on the…

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September 2018

Taste of the Netherlands

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Friday, September 14 – 5:00 Experience the Netherlands as the Connecticut River Museum hosts a night to support The Onrust Project. Enjoy Dutch culture with samples of traditional food and drinks. There will also be classic Dutch tavern games, music, and a cannon demonstration – all on the beautiful north deck overlooking the Connecticut River.  Please call the Museum’s front desk (860-767-8269 ext.110) to make a reservation.

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The Connecticut River From the Air Book Talk and Signing

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Jerry Roberts and Tom Walsh The Connecticut River From the Air Book Talk and Signing Tuesday, September 18 – 5:30 - 7:00 Join us as we learn about the aerial adventures of Jerry and Tom as they delve into the four major regions of the river.  With breathtaking photography and historical backgrounds of towns along the River from the source to the Sound, you will feel as though you are in the cockpit with Jerry and Tom!

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Essex Place First Anniversary

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thirsty River Onrust Cruise

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, September 20 - 5:30 - 7:30 Guests 21 and over can enjoy a Thirsty River Cruise with the Connecticut River Museum's resident folklorist Stephen Gencarella.  This program examines alcohol's complex history in the River Valley and is currently the featured summer exhibit at the Museum. The program will include several regional drink tastings.

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Weaving World Classes for Ages 9-12

September 27 - October 10
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Weaving is distilled down into its most basic elements in this class. Children learn and find satisfaction in the tactile, repetitive nature of "over, under, over, under." With a no-fuss portable loom and scraps of bright cloth and yarn, boys and girls can create wall hangings, rugs, hair ornaments, or other fun and colorful textile products. Students can learn and be inspired in this class accompanied by the music of nature sounds. All materials included. Dates: Thursdays, 9/27; 10/4, 10/11,…

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Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolate Pairing

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Chocolate and Coffee Bar, 124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$48.00

It’s time to help make the Fall Pairing Party be a big hit. Tell all your chocolate-loving friends about this “not to be missed” event. And, of course, we want you to join us too! Essex Chocolatier is hosting the 1st Semi-Formal, Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolate Pairing with Wines and Litchfield County Distillery Bourbons. Here’s what we’ll be pairing with several Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolates: 4 Bourbons 2 White Wines 2 Sparkling White Wines 2 Red Wines You’ll also get a Complimentary Gift…

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October 2018

Scarecrow Festival 2018

October 4
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Film Screening The Gardener

October 4 - October 13
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Gardener is a documentary film which reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impacts on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time ever in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents…

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First Thursdays | Scarecrow FestiFall

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let the show begin!!! October 4th is the debut of the Essex Board of Trade’s annual scarecrow presentation along the Main Streets of Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton! Gather family and friends to pick out your favorite and, then, submit your choice to a participating retailer for a chance to win the Scarecrow Contest! Winners will be announced at the Essex Halloween Parade and on the Essex Board of Trade Facebook page. Plus, October 4 is the The Griswold Inn’s Big…

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Thirsty River

October 8
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thirsty River: 400 Years of Drink, Life, and Reform in the CT River Valley Opening Through October 8, included with Museum Admission The Thirsty River exhibit explores the role of alcohol in the Connecticut River Valley – past, present and future.  Trace its story beginning both as a commodity and as sustenance in the daily human experience. Learn about how different beverages were created from local agricultural and how immigration, trade, and changing fashion altered the availability and popularity of…

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Intro To Music Technology Workshop

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$40

Community Music School will be offering its popular Introduction to Music Technology Workshop again this fall, to be held on October 13, 2018 from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  It will provide an introduction and overview of our digital age that covers all you need to get started with music technology!  The workshop is open to the public and costs just $40 for a 1.5 hour hands-on workshop. Ages 11 through adult, all skill levels, no prior experience necessary. This…

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The true story of Lilac Girls

October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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A free, illustrated talk on the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Gardens will be presented by Connecticut Landmarks Educator Jana Colacinto at 3:30 p.m. October 13th at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Colacinto will focus on details from the lives of its notable residents. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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