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March 2017
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Obstacle or Opportunity Exhibit

March 24 - May 7
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Walls, Doors & Fences: Obstacle or Opportunity Exhibit Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store The six-week show attempts to address the significance of these everyday elements. Are they to protect, to honor and to invite us into a space? Or do they create obstacles that exclude us from ourselves and others? Register for on-going art classes and workshops for all ages and shop online at Spectrum Anytime. March 24 - May 7, 2017 Wed-Sat 12-6pm; Sun 12-5pm Hosted by the…

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May 2017
Free

CT Spring Boat Show

May 5 - May 7
Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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REGIONAL BOAT DEALERS GEAR UP FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL IN-WATER CONNECTICUT SPRING BOAT SHOW IN ESSEX, CT MAY 5-7, 2017 The Connecticut Spring Boat Show has announced the 2nd Annual 2017 in-water show dates of May 5-7, 2017 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT. The Boating Industry has come together to unveil some of the latest innovations in boating, offer purchase incentives and give consumers an ideal opportunity to compare different boats, dealers and options in one…

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Landscape Architects Discussion

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS FOR WATER AND WILDLIFE The Essex Library concludes its ninth Year of the Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series with “Green Landscapes for Water and Wildlife” presented by Landscape Architects Shavaun Towers FASLA and Natasha Andjelic ASLA of the New Haven Landscape Architecture and Site Planning firm, Towers|Golde, on Friday, May 5th at 7 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office. The talk will cover sustainable elements of design such as the selection of native…

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Submarines In World War I

May 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Submarines In World War I: The Great War Through The Periscope As we observe the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I this year, the Essex Library welcomes Eury Cantillo, Director of Education at the Navy's Submarine Force Library and Museum for an illustrated talk on submarines in World War I on Saturday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. The culmination of the industrial age and of all the technological wonders that had been invented in the years…

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Argus Quartet Master Class for Strings

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Centerbrook Meeting House, 51 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Argus Quartet Master Class for Strings Presented by Community Music School and Essex Winter Series Centerbrook Meetinghouse, 51 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4pm The Argus Quartet will offer advice on technique and performance for student musicians who will each play during the class. The Argus Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 and is receiving invitations from concert series throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall, Laguna Beach…

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Dvorak The Happy Soul

May 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Classical music historian and Essex favorite, Jeffrey Engel, returns to present a lecture on “Dvorak, The Happy Soul” on Tuesday, May 9th at 1:30 p.m. Dvorak was the happiest and least neurotic of the Romantics. He was barely literate and hardly a deep thinker (locomotives were his chief passion outside of music). The cheery Czech was greatly influenced by his native folk culture which inspired him to write a plethora of tuneful compositions. Jeffrey Engel will detail Dvorak’s life and…

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300 Years of CT’s Remarkable Women

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women Kathryn Gloor, Executive Director of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will present “Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women” at the Essex Library on Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m. Ms. Gloor will present an interactive multi-media program about some of our state’s most remarkable women. Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and…

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June 2017
Free

Summer Arts Festival

June 17 - June 18
Essex Town Park, Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green Local and regional fine artists and crafters in a variety of media display and sell their work on the picturesque Essex Town Green. Festival artists are also exhibiting at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store in the concurrent Summer Group Gallery Show, May 19-July 2, 2017. (61 Main St. Centerbrook) Opening reception Friday, May 19 (6:30-9 pm) at the Gallery. Shop online at Spectrum Anytime! Visit www.spectrumartgallery.org/shop June 17-18, 2017 Saturday (10am-5pm)…

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