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September 2018

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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Introduction to Polymer Clay Classes for Ages 7-9

September 27 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 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 @ 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 - October 31
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
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First Thursdays October 2018

October 4 - October 31
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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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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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November 2018

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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