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March 2019

Weekend Paint Nights and Private Parties

March 1, 2019 - February 4, 2020
Essex Paint and Sip, 12 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Every Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoons. Guests can produce their own works of art while guided by the skilled hands of one of the many local artists on staff. As aspiring Da Vinci's paint scenes of the river, landscapes, or their own pet, they can enjoy a wide selection of wines and beer available during each session. Afterwards, guests can leave with a work of art in-hand and the knowledge that their leftover paint won't destroy the picturesque…

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April 2019

Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

April 1, 2019 - November 2, 2021
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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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

April 1, 2019 - March 15, 2021
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE
Psychedelic ’60's

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

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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

April 1, 2019 - August 28, 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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September 2019

Shear Madness

September 18 - October 6
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Shear Madness Written by Paul Portner   Wednesday, September 18 - Sunday, October 6, 2019 Shear Madness is one of the most popular productions in the world, delighting audiences with its blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute humor. A murder is committed and the audience gets to spot clues, question suspects, and solve the mystery. Voted "Best Comedy" seven times by…

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After School Drawing and Painting for Young Artists Ages 7-11

September 25 @ 4:30 pm - October 23 @ 5:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$120

All levels welcome! In this class, students practice drawing and painting from life as well as from the imagination. They explore various mediums such as watercolor and acrylics and the tools & techniques associated with each of these mediums. In drawing students learn about traditional practices, such as contour drawing, brush-play, and still-life, while also exploring experimental methods, such as abstract art. Please bring a 9”x12” Sketchbook to the first class. Dates: Wednesdays 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23. Makeup 10/30…

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Autumn Arts Festival Gallery Group Show Opening Reception

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Free

This is a group show for artists and artisans participating in the Juried Madison Green Autumn Arts Festival on October 12th and 13th.  Only artists participating in the Madison Arts Festival have been invited to submit for this gallery show.  There is no specific theme and Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood,…

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October 2019

Scarecrow Festival 2019

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

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Just Added! Additional Fall Acrylic Studio

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - November 1 @ 5:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

FILLS QUICKLY! Adult painting sessions for intermediate, advanced and beginner levels. Artists work from reference photos (yours or supplied - primarily landscape or still life). Regular painting demonstrations and the instructor painting along with allows for total freedom to explore the medium and help if needed. Each artist receives individual attention working at their own pace and within their own abilities to develop confidence with better techniques of drawing, composition and color theory. Paintings are developed to a finished stage,…

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Creating Your Mandala Workshop

October 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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$60

This workshop will introduce the history of the Mandala, its purpose and its uses in contemporary society. Studio time will be spent exploring personal imagery in its relationship to the mandala format. Various media will be available and some discussion and sharing of experiential processes will enrich our creative endeavors. As a sign, symbol, or metaphor - the mandala maps the psyche and the cosmos as sacred places that remind us of the sanctity of the universe and the potential…

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Dogs on the Dock

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$10 – $15
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ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 77TH ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 19 @ 2:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Cross Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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St. John’s HUGE ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE is back again – this year is our 77th year! Come and find lots of fun and exciting items.The Sale will be on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is the perfect place to find just what you have been looking for – we have beautiful furniture, small appliances, clothing – designer & vintage, books, toys, art. Hundreds of items under $10.Come across a real fashion…

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Paint a Bird in its Habitat in Watercolor!

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$100

Learn how to paint a familiar garden bird in its environment with drama! Discover how to incorporate the subject with its background using techniques that apply to almost any motif. Giving plenty of individual attention, the instructor, an experienced and award-winning artist who has taught watercolor painting for years, demonstrates each stage of the watercolor painting process with emphasis on color, value, shape, and line. Expect to complete or nearly finish your painting. A familiarity with contour line drawing and…

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Woody Sez

October 23 - November 10
Ivoryton Library, 106 Main Street
Ivoryton, 06442 United States
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Woody Sez– The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie Devised by David Lutken with Nick Corley and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell and Andy Teirstein   Wednesday, October 23 - Sunday, November 10, 2019 David Lutken and his trusty band of musicians return to the Playhouse in a show featuring Woody Guthrie – the original folk hero and an iconic American troubadour. Tap your feet and sing along with Woody Sez in this uplifting musical portrait. You will be transported…

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December 2019

15th BIENNIAL HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR

December 7
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, 06426 United States
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$30 – $40

SHOP & STROLL AT THE 15th BIENNIAL HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR IN HISTORIC ESSEX presented by the Essex River Valley Auxiliary of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT (Essex, CT) - The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through seven distinctive houses, beautifully decorated for the holidays in downtown Essex. Visitors can also…

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Shop & Stroll

December 7
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Shop & Stroll at the 15th Biennial Holiday House Tour in Historic Essex Presented by the Essex River Valley Auxiliary of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT   The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through seven distinctive houses, beautifully decorated for the holidays in downtown Essex. Visitors can also get a…

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