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April 2018

Easter Dinner Train

April 1, 2018 @ 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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Day Out with Thomas

April 28, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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April 21st, 28th, 29th, as well as May 5th-6th Toot toot!!! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station for the “Big Adventures Tour!” this spring! Thomas & Friends will be here with departure times every 45 minutes from 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Passengers select a departure time when purchasing a ticket (ride is approx. 25 minutes), but can enjoy fun-filled family activities all day long! Click here for more details…

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Independent Bookstore Day: Meet The Authors

April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Goods & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

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

Onrust Cruises

June 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Onrust is back for a second season of sailing on the Connecticut River!  Uncover the rich heritage and natural beauty of the Connecticut River aboard the Onrust, a replica of Dutch Explorer Adriaen Block’s 1614 ship – the first European vessel to enter the Connecticut River! Help hoist a sail or bring a picnic to enjoy while underway. Museum admission included with cruise ticket. Cruise Rates: Daytime- 2:00pm & 4:00pm: $33 Adults, $22 children under 12. Sunset- 6pm*: $38 regardless of age…

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Falls River Clambake

June 3, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - October 8, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018
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

Swallow Paddle

September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Thursday, September 6th, 5:30 – 8:30pm; Check in 5:00, Paddle 5:30 - 8:30 This sunset paddle on the Connecticut River will give us a unique opportunity to see one of Natures’ most amazing avian spectacles, the swirling masses of up to 400,000 Tree Swallow performing their nightly aerial ballet. Each year in late summer Tree Swallows from all over southern New England begin to amass on the Connecticut River to feed on insects and prepare for their eventual southern migration.…

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Temperance Lecture with Amy Trout

September 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, September 11, 5:30 – 7:00pm Join our curator, Amy Trout for an illustrated talk that will emphasize state and local temperance organizations, people, activities and events that helped propel this great reform movement along “The Thirsty River.” This event is held at the Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT. Find more information at ctrivermuseum.org or 860-767-8269.

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Taste of the Netherlands

September 14, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thirsty River Onrust Cruise

September 20, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - October 10, 2018
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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Introduction to Polymer Clay Classes for Ages 7-9

September 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Young sculptors learn to roll, flatten, wrap and then slice this colorful oven baked clay to reveal amazing designs like checker boards, flowers and stripes. Then children take their slices and cover anything they choose from our collection of objects including frames, jars, boxes, utensils, switch plates and pens, or they can make a creature like a frog or owl! They’ll be amazed what can do with this flexible clay medium! Dates: Thursdays, 9/27; 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25. Makeup: Nov. 1st…

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Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolate Pairing

September 29, 2018 @ 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

Artisan of the Month Teresa Fanska

October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Teresa is our Artisan of the Month for October. Teresa is the creator of the adorable "Teresa's Little Girls' Dresses". These dresses are reversible, 100% cotton and can be worn year 'round. Of course, like every thing else at the Ct River Artisans, they are hand made. If you have a girl in your life, between the ages of 6 months and 4 years, you will find these dresses irresistible. If you don't have a little girl, no problem, come…

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Scarecrow Festival 2018

October 4, 2018
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First Thursdays October 2018

October 4, 2018 - October 31, 2018
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Film Screening The Gardener

October 4, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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, 2018 @ 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, 2018
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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

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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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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Beyond the Bicep

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Beyond the Bicep: The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter with Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D. A free, illustrated lecture on the real story of Rosie the Riveter will be presented by Historian and Director of Education at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Amanda Goodheart Parks, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Parks will focus on Rosie’s journey from propaganda poster to feminist icon. RSVP: 860 767-1560

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Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival

October 20, 2018
Free

Even with a little chance of rain we will still have the festival – unless it is steady pouring rain then we would reschedule the night activities to Sunday but all day activities Pumpkin Carving Party! and Ivoryton Pumpkin Chase and pumpkin drop off would take place as scheduled regardless of the weather. We will post any changes by 2pm on our Essex Park and Recreation Mary Ellen Barnes Facebook pages - so be sure to follow us! Ivoryton Village Pumpkin Festivalreation Essex…

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Haunted River

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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CRM is pleased to bring Haunted River back for a second season!  At Haunted River, a guided tour and interactive performance will help you get to know some of the characters and legends that makes the Connecticut River so full of folklore and mystery.  Haunted River takes place Friday October 28 – Sunday October 28.  Visit ctrivermuseum.org or call 860-767-8269 for more information.

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Witches in Connecticut

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Connecticut Historical Society’s Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger A free, illustrated talk on witches in Connecticut will be presented by Connecticut Historical Society’s Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Belanger will focus on the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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November 2018

Winter Food and Clothing Drive

November 1, 2018 - November 18, 2018
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First Thursdays | Tis’ the Season for Giving & Thanks

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

EBOT is encouraging holiday shoppers to buy early and give to those in need. Participating merchants will “pay it forward” by donating 20% of evening proceeds to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. In addition, Essex Park & Recreation will generously host a Food Drive at Main Street Park from 5-7pm; non-perishable food donations will be loaded onto a truck for immediate delivery to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens. Finally, restaurants will be serving up seasonal menus and libations, so invite someone you’d…

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Clay Hand Building Class

November 5, 2018 - December 3, 2018
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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Autumn Origami Wreath Workshop

November 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Sunday, November 11th 1 – 4:30 PM $50 + $15 Material Fee www.spectrumartgallery.org 860-767-0742 Work with autumn inspired pre-printed papers as well as papers you will paint yourself to create a seasonal 16 point modular Origami Wreath. The large wreath (approx. 15”) would be perfect as a wall decoration, or as a centerpiece surrounding a candle or bowl of fruit for the holiday table. Smaller size wreaths can be used as table place cards or on a notecard to send…

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Creatures of the Night

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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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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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 Happenings at Connecticut River Artisans

November 24, 2018 - December 6, 2018
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Artisans is happy to announce the following Holiday Happenings at our newly decorated store at 55 Main Street, Essex, CT. Join us for Small Business Saturday, November 24th. We will be open late and have a Bow-Making Demo for “Trees in the Rigging” Sunday, November 25th. Attend our Holiday Reception on Sunday, December 2nd – beginning at 1:00 pm. Have some goodies; enjoy a glass of wine and peruse our treasures. Participate in a “Make and Take” and…

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Trees in the Rigging

November 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Lighted Boat Parade The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING 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 on the fun. The stroll steps off at 4:00 pm at the Essex Town Hall on West Avenue and ends at the Connecticut River Museum with a parade of vessels dressed out in holiday lights…

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December 2018

Book Signing with Interior Designer Nora Murphy

December 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Goods & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Meet author and powerhouse designer Nora Murphy and pick up her new coffee table book Country House Style at Goods & Curiosities ~ The Griswold Inn Store. Nora has an impressive background in interior design with stints at big name design houses, Ralph Lauren Home and Ethan Allen, before forming her own company, Nora Murphy Country House. Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy’s inspirational book, illustrated with beautiful photography, is a great gift for those who appreciate the country…

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Origami Star and Wreath Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2, 2018 @ 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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First Thursdays | Holly Jolly Sip, Shop & Stroll

December 6, 2018

Gifting season is in full swing and our picturesque Essex Village makes it all the more festive. In fact, it’s the kind of quintessential New England setting that makes for a Christmas movie, as seen in Hallmark Channel’s recent filming here of “Christmas at Pemberly Manor.” Stores, doors and windows will be decorated, street lights wrapped in garland and lights, and merchants will be serving holiday bites and sips!  Gather friends and family and join us to experience the shopping/dining holiday magic of Essex!!! Starts…

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Holiday Stroll

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Community Music School Holiday Concert

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Celebrate the season at the Community Music School Holiday Concert! ‘Tis the season of celebration and the Community Music School’s Holiday Concert scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm at Valley Regional High School’s auditorium. Free and open to the public, this community-wide annual event brings together faculty and students to perform vocal and instrumental holiday favorites. This family friendly concert will include performances by the Community Music School New Horizons Band, Suzuki Violin Group, and…

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Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

December 9, 2018 @ 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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New Year’s Eve at the Griswold Inn

December 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$60

Ring in the New Year at The Gris and enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, dancing and a midnight toast! The Inn’s chefs have created an elegant 3-course complete dinner featuring entrees like Grilled Filet of Beef, Seared Atlantic Salmon, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and Roasted Long Island Duck. Vegetarian options are also available. The Inn’s Tap Room will feature ‘cocktail piano’ from 5:30-8:30 pm followed by the Dizzy River Band from 10pm until 1am. Dinner seatings begin at 5:30…

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January 2019

New Year’s Day Brunch at Griswold Inn

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Celebrate the New Year with a bountiful spread laid out buffet-style. The holiday brunch features a variety of breakfast selections, including made-to-order omelet and Belgian waffle stations, as well as savory lunch/dinner offerings and a variety of desserts. Reservations recommended,   Adults - $34/Children 7-12 - $17/6 and under - FREE!

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Learn to Ice Fish

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

LEARN TO ICE FISH WITH CT DEEP’S THOMAS BOURRET Ice Fishing is a great and safe way to beat cabin fever and spend quality time with family and friends outdoors.  If you are interested in learning more about ice fishing, join Tom Bourret from the Connecticut DEEP – Fisheries Division’s Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program who’ll offer a FREE ice fishing course for the Essex Library on Tuesday, January 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn the basics of this fun,…

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