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October 2018

Holiday Show and Reception

October 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Holiday Show and Reception at Spectrum Gallery – Myths, Fairy Tales and Fantasies The 2018 Annual Holiday Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store in Centerbrook, CT begins with an opening reception on Friday, November 16th, 6:30 – 9 pm. Refreshments will be served. The Holiday Show features fine art that explores the timeless myths and age-old stories that illustrate the annual life cycle and a culture’s inherent values as they are passed down from generation to generation or surprise…

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

October 28, 2018 - March 26, 2021
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Sea Chanteys

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

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November 2018

Winter Food and Clothing Drive

November 1 - November 18
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Clay Hand Building Class

November 5 - December 3
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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CREATIVE HANDS – CLAY HAND BUILDING CLASS Mondays, November 5 – December 3 6 – 8 PM $200 + $30 Material Fee www.spectrumartgallery.org 860-767-0742 In this class participants will familiarize themselves with clay and glazes, using hand tools and their own fingers. We will use coils and a slab roller to make two different kinds of pots during the first 3 sessions and glaze in a further session. Decorating techniques such as incising, carving and texturing will be covered as…

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Creatures of the Night

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join wildlife biologist Kris Vagos from the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge for an entertaining and informative nature program on nocturnal animals on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Essex Library. This family-friendly program about owls, bats, opossums, flying squirrels, and other fascinating creatures of the night is great for all ages. LIVE ANIMALS will be present. Kris Vagos attended Boston College for her undergrad degree, studying biology and environmental science. She went on to complete her…

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

November 16, 2018 - October 30, 2020
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

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

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Story Teller and Classical Dancer

November 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Story Teller and Classical Dancer, Sujata Srinivasan, to Perform: Friday, November 16th 2018 - January 13th 2019 Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store in Centerbrook, CT presents its newest show: Myths, Fairy Tales and Fantasies! Original artwork and fine crafts that explore timeless fairy tales, myths and age-old stories that excite the imagination and can be passed down from generation to generation. The exhibit opens Friday, Nov 16 with a reception with food, wine and the display of Spectrum’s annual Holiday…

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December 2018

Origami Star and Wreath Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$15 – $45

Learn the modular method of folding which starts with multiple sheets of paper to create individual units that are then assembled into one finished piece. Participants will create 3 styles of paper ornaments. Paint, splatter, sponge, crinkle and stamp with your choice of colors to make unique papers for folding. Holiday inspired pre-printed papers, book pages, and sheet music will also be available for use. These ornaments make great decorations, favors and gifts. The flat wreath ornament is the perfect…

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Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$40

Create your own 30” live wreath to display proudly this season with landscape designer, Tracy McMorran. A wide variety of freshly picked greenery is available. Florist wire, hand-made bows and painted objects, including pinecones, for embellishment are also provided. Bring wire cutters or sharp scissors, and gloves are recommended. Beginners welcome! Sunday, December 9 1:30-4:30pm $40 (plus $10 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop) Spectrum Art Gallery 61 Main Street Centerbrook, CT 06409 spectrumartgallery.org 860-767-0742

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January 2019

Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

January 6, 2019 - August 9, 2020
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Sunday Hunt Breakfast

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

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