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January 2020

Bach Solo Suites with Cellist Julie Ribchinsky

January 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The most studied and performed works for the cello, the Solo Suites of J.S. Bach are a masterful unit remaining timeless since the early eighteenth century. On Saturday, January 11 at 3 p.m., at the Essex Library, Julie Ribchinsky, cellist and Professor of Music at Central Connecticut State University, will present a lecture, discussing the influence of the great master on the technique and musical soul of the cello and a concert, incorporating one of Bach’s six Suites as well…

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Artistic Director Mihae Lee’s

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Valley Regional High School, 156 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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$5 – $40

Essex Winter Series Artistic Director and pianist Mihae Lee celebrates her 10th season with a concert featuring esteemed violinist Ani Kavafian and eleven of the Series' past Emerging Artists. The program includes Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Schubert's "Trout" Quintet. Buy tickets here.

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Spectrum Gallery Exhibit Opens – Appreciating the Everyday

January 24 - March 15
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Begin the new year with a new exhibition at Spectrum Gallery: Appreciating the Everyday. Explore original artwork that showcases the imagery of daily events and objects that while we may take them for granted, make our lives easier and more pleasurable – the family dinner, a bottle of wine, a fireplace, and more! Show opens Friday, January Jan 24 with an Opening Reception with wine and refreshments from 6:30-9pm.  The exhibit runs through March 15th. 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.…

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How to Recognize and Avoid Scams

January 24
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Consumers are faced with increasingly complex scams and schemes used to defraud millions of people each year. How do you know if an email is real or a fraud? What do you do if someone calls and asks for your personal information? This workshop will show you some common scams and share tips for spotting them when Connecticut Consumer Protection Department’s Catherine Blinder presents an illustrated talk at the Essex Library on Friday, January 24 at 11 a.m. This program…

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Beginning Drawing Class

January 25 - February 22
$150

Observe and learn to draw forms and shapes. Develop perspective, work with line, contour drawing, shading and tonal values. Charcoal, pencils and pastels are used. Teaching Artist Edward Rosado studied commercial art and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He worked at Hartfield & Zody’s Retail Dept. Stores and was hired as Art Director at Garwood Mills in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Moving to New Britain, CT he was Art Director at The D&L Dept. Stores…

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Open Call to Connecticut Artists

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is hosting an OPEN HOUSE for artists! f you are a Connecticut artist and looking for a new venue to showcase your work, we could be it! We are located in Essex, Ct a well-known tourist attraction and shopper’s destination. We have been established since 1980 and believe we are the oldest Co-op in the state. Stop in, enjoy the refreshments, chat with one of our artists and find out what we are all about.…

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Essex Ed Parade 2020

January 26
Essex Village, 69 Nott Lane
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Essex Ed will make his big reveal on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm, when he emerges from Essex Boat Works for his annual procession up Main Street in Essex Village. Every year in celebration of Groundhog Day (officially on February 2 this year), a community organization dresses Essex Ed – a twelve-foot paper mache version of a groundhog - in a costume that recognizes a person or special occasion. That organization and costume remain top secret until Essex Ed appears…

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Community Music School Free Preview Week

January 27 - February 1
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Community Music School welcomes the general public to enjoy a variety of music programming during Free Preview Week January 27 through February 1, 2020. Children and adults are invited to schedule a FREE 30-minute preview lesson, and sample a vast array of programs for all ages including private and group lessons, Suzuki instruction, adult cabaret, senior band, string ensembles, music therapy, early childhood classes, and more. The public is welcome to observe any group class or ensemble during Free Preview…

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After School Fun with Clay! Ceramics for Kids Ages 7-12

January 29 - March 5
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$120

REGISTER for WEDNESDAYS or THURSDAYS Discover the fun of kiln-fired clay. During this class your child will explore the magical world of pottery through creative projects using hand-building techniques from slipping and scoring to coil, slab and pinch techniques. Clay pieces will be fired and then painted in class to enjoy for years to come. DATES: Weds. 1/29; 2/5, 2/12, 2/26; 3/4. Makeup 3/11 Thurs. 1/30; 2/6, 2/13, 2/27; 3/5. Makeup 3/12 Time: 3:30-4:30pm Ages: 7-12 Cost: $120 includes all…

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After School Fun with Paint! Painting for Kids Ages 7-12

January 29 - March 5
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$120

Children learn the principles of painting including color, fluidity, application and layering. The class also studies the painting styles of several professional artists from realistic to experimental. Each piece done in class will be available to take home upon completion. DATES: Weds. 1/29; 2/5, 2/12, 2/26; 3/4. Makeup 3/11 OR Thurs. 1/30; 2/6, 2/13, 2/27; 3/5. Makeup 3/12 Time: 4:45-5:45pm Ages: 7-12 Cost: $120 includes all materials for 5 classes; Members save $12 Register by clicking here! Spectrum Art Gallery,…

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Collaging onto Vintage Book Covers Class

January 29 - February 26
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$200

In this class create three or more collages with vintage book covers as the base.  Choose any size book covers you find pleasing, the more imperfect the better.  You will be altering the book covers and the rest of the layered pages to build up a finished collaged art work fine art piece. The collage uses the vintage book covers instead of canvas or panel as the base support altering and layering them cover with ephemera, and embellishments. Learn how…

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Winter Watercolor Studio Class

January 30 - February 27
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

In these classes learn or review the steps of using transparent watercolor such as building up color from light to dark, painting flat washes, graded washes, layering transparent washes, and wet on wet techniques. Going from light to dark as you preserve the lights and highlights is key to watercolor technique.  This approach will be discussed at length as well as studying excellent examples of this way of working.  There will be still life setups to work from and photo…

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Introduction to Mah Jong

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Mah Jong is a fascinating game that originated in China and was adopted by Americans in the 1920s. It is a game for 4 people played with beautifully carved Chinese tiles. Allison Friday has taught American and Chinese Mah Jong for about 15 years. Always intrigued by small pieces in boxes, she fell in love with and purchased a Mah Jong set at an antique store before she even knew what it was. Allison will present an illustrated introduction to…

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February 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series: Dr. Katherine Hermes

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5

Connecticut River Speaker Series: Dr. Katherine Hermes – African American Burying Ground Wednesday, February 5 6:00 – 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00   Dr. Katherine A. Hermes, an academic professional at Eastern Connecticut State University shares her stories about the oldest historic site in Hartford, the Ancient Burying Ground. This site is the only one remaining from the 17th century. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot early. Refreshments will be served.   Purchase tickets/Reserve your seat by clicking…

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Winter Acrylic Studio Class

February 7 - March 13
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

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, working with final…

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Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 8 - March 15
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$42

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Climb aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft. RiverQuest, an environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. An on-board naturalist provides narration while you get an up-close view of the River. Coffee and use of binoculars is included in ticket price as well as admission to…

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Felted Wrist Warmer Workshop

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$70

Create romantic and cozy wrist warmers with Merino wool roving, hand dyed Margilan silk, and bamboo viscose. No sewing involved! Learn how to wet felt fine wool fiber and silk with the use of a resist. Turn fibers into strong fabric with ancient felting techniques updated to use everyday household supplies. Learn about shrinkage, how to design a template, and how to insure your felt is well felted. You will design your own wrist warmers choosing from a wide selection of wool, silk, and bamboo viscose colors.

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The Florence Griswold Museum From A to Z

February 11 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

A free, illustrated talk on the history and future of the Florence Griswold Museum will be presented by museum Director of Education and Outreach David D.J. Rau at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Rau will focus on innovative exhibitions and events. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Eagles with Brian Hess – Lunch and Learn!

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5

Eagles in Connecticut with Brian Hess – Wednesday, February 12 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 Brian Hess is a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Brian will discuss eagle biology, the decline and recovery of this species and what is being done to conserve their populations. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot early.   Purchase tickets/Reserve your seat by clicking here!

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Barnhart/Fryer International All-Star Jazz Band

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Valley Regional High School, 156 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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$5 – $40

Veteran jazzman/band leader Vince Giordano will join EWS Jazz Advisor Jeff Barnhart on piano, fellow New Yorkers trombonist Jim Fryer, trumpeter Simon Wettenhall, the dynamic youthful Arntzen brothers: Evan on reeds and Arnt on banjo and guitar, and percussionist Bill Reynolds. Buy tickets here.

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Live Birds of Prey Show

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, 06426 United States
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Free

A Place Called Hope, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization, offers visitors a chance to see several species of majestic raptors up close, including a Bald Eagle. Come to learn about what makes these birds of prey so uniquely interesting. This program is free to the public and takes place in Essex Town Hall. Monday, February 17 10:00 – 11:00 AM

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Birds, Bugs, and Frogs: The State of the Science Behind Reported Global Declines

February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

A free, illustrated talk on bird, bug and frog populations in Connecticut will be presented by Connecticut Audubon Society conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni at 7 p.m. Feb 20 at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Arrigoni will focus on bald eagles, ospreys and Atlantic sturgeon. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Italian Cheese Rolling & Taste of Italy Fundraiser

February 22
Angelini Wine LTD, 22 Industrial Park Road
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$65

Community Music School will present their fourth annual Taste of Italy fundraiser with a lively game of Italian cheese rolling on February 22, 2020 at Angelini Wine in Centerbrook. Event proceeds will benefit scholarships and outreach programs at Community Music School. This event is presented by Guilford Savings Bank and includes fine Italian wines, cheese, antipasto, and a full spread of locally made Italian food. Guests will test their bowling skills with a little friendly competition in a rousing party…

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Book Mending Clinic

February 22 @ 10:30 am
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

A free, book mending clinic on repairing damage to books will be presented by Essex Librarians Susan Bradley and Jana Pietrzyk at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Bradley and Pietrzyk will focus on teaching attendees how to mend books including broken spines, torn pages, and loose hinges. Damaged books will be provided. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil Klein

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein will present a kind methodology for gaining your dog's cooperation based on its instincts at the Essex Library on Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. Learn how canines see the world and the underlying reasons for unwanted behaviors like hyperactivity, destructive chewing, incessant barking, toileting in the house, jumping on guests, and aggression. Learn the four main areas of canine communications, including the leadership signals that will eliminate…

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Fluid Painting– a Dirty Pour Workshop

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

Fluid painting involves layering acrylic paints of different densities and incorporating certain additives (i.e. silicone, dimethicone, alcohol, Dawn dish soap (etc.) which can result in gorgeous combinations of paint, cells, and lacing.  Techniques include the flip cup,Dutch pour and the dirty pour. No experience necessary.  Please bring a hairdryer to the workshop.

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The Essex Library’s Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series: Misha Semenov

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Cube at Centerbrook Architects’ office, 67 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Free

Architect Misha Semenov with building in ecology: curing nature deficit disorder through design Did you know that Americans spend over 90% of their time indoors? Increasingly, that indoor environment is sealed off from the outside world. As we lose awareness of the natural world around us, we develop mental and physical illnesses and exacerbate the environmental crisis. The new emphasis on biophilia and the emotional connection to nature is proving to be just as important as the focus on resource efficiency…

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Sustainable Essex Environmental Discussion Series

February 29 @ 12:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

The Sustainable Essex Committee, in collaboration with the Essex Library, will kick off an eight-part Environmental Discussion Series with “How Our ‘Solid Waste’ (Garbage) Contributes to Climate Change” presented by Sherill Baldwin, an Environmental Analyst with the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection at the Essex Library on Saturday, February 29 at 12 p.m. Attendees will learn about: the solid waste crises in Essex and Connecticut; how garbage emits excessive levels of CO-2 emissions that contribute to global warming; what the various…

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Introduction to the Essex Land Trust with Jeffery Croyle

February 29 @ 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Essex Land Trust Board member and Steward of Windswept Ridge, Jeff Croyle, will present an illustrated introduction to the Essex Land Trust, its mission and accomplishments, highlighting its properties with a focus on its larger preserves on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 4 p.m. at the Essex Library. Jeff Croyle is Chair of the Essex Land Trust Nominating Committee.   This talk is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call the library at 860-767-1560.…

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Privateer’s Bash

February 29 @ 6:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$50 – $75

Hoist your sails and set a course for CRM’s raucous Privateer’s Bash! Grog, grub, and dancing fill the Museum’s three floors at this annual fundraiser that celebrates Essex’s privateering past. Pirate attire is encouraged (but not required). Proceeds benefit the Connecticut River Museum. $50 per ticket, $85 for two tickets, $75 commodore ticket with open bar. Saturday, February 29 6:30PM Purchase tickets by clicking here! Presented by Gosling’s Rum.

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March 2020

Medicare Bootcamp

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Are you turning 65 in 2020? Are you wondering how or when to sign up for Medicare, or what your options are? Please join us at the Essex Library on Wednesday, March 4, from 2 - 4 p.m. for a community conversation with Laura Crews, Director of Benefits Access at Senior Resources Agency on Aging, who will provide information for those who will be new to Medicare this year. Learn the 'ins and outs' of Medicare enrollment and how to…

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It’s All About the Reds: Zin is In!

March 5 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20

Some of America’s most valued Zinfandels are produced in this renowned Sonoma County winery. We will explore three examples of site-specific Zin Blends that express the rare climate and soils of these prestigious vineyards of California. In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. The fee for participation is $20 and advance reservations are required, 860.767.1776.…

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Nature in Colored Pencil Workshop

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$90

Please join local artist Betsy Barry for an afternoon of drawing in Colored Pencil!   In this workshop learn the basics of drawing using the flexible medium of Colored Pencil.  Explore the rendering of a subject from nature using graphite and working on sketches to transfer onto a final piece in colored pencil! Some drawing experience preferable but not required.  Materials list will be provided upon registration.  For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here!

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LINU Guitar Duo

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
John Winthrop Middle School, 1 Winthrop Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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$5 – $40

Gulli Bjornsson and Jiyeon Kim are two aspiring young artists searching for new ways to promote classical music. Both virtuosic and versatile, Gulli and Jiyeon have received multiple accolades for their guitar playing and have backgrounds in composition, film, electronic music, visual arts and theater. Buy tickets here.

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It’s All About the Reds: A Passion for Pinot

March 12 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20

Oregon is known for producing world-class Pinot Noirs and Wine Enthusiast called out Willamette Valley Vineyards specifically as “one of America’s great Pinot Noir producers”. Three Pinot Noirs will be featured, each of which exude a sense of place from this distinctive Oregon winery. In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. The fee for participation…

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Celtic Music with Jeff Snow

March 12 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, singer and guitarist Jeff Snow will put on a concert of Celtic music at the Essex Library at 7 p.m. on March 12. Jeff’s concert will include music and stories from Scotland, England and Ireland. He’ll play vibrant arrangements of traditional classics along with his own compositions on six and twelve-string guitars, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki and Bodhran.  Jeff’s concerts always delight their listeners who are welcome to clap and sing along. This concert…

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The 2020 Census: What You Need To Know

March 14 @ 11:00 am
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

The time to respond to the 2020 Census is approaching quickly. Statistics from the census provide vital information for communities. In addition to how many representatives are allotted to each state, the census also determines how $675 billion are distributed throughout the United States. The 2020 Census aims to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Find out how the Census Bureau is rolling out this decennial operation at the Essex Library on Saturday, March 14 at…

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Get Your Spring On! A yoga workshop to reawaken joy, vitality and balance

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Spring can stimulate the urge to start something new or to observe the ordinary with fresh eyes. Through asana (physical poses), pranayama (mindful breathing) and meditation, yoga teaches us how to still our bodies and minds and focus on present moment experience. On Saturday, March 14 from 2-4 p.m.  Ellen McNally RYT500 will present a workshop that will include a brief talk about how yoga practice differs from other types of physical exercise; a series of gentle yoga poses and stretches;…

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On Account of Sex: A History of Women’s Suffrage in America

March 16 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was officially adopted, guaranteeing that American women would no longer be denied the right to vote, “on account of sex.” From Seneca Falls to suffragettes, Supreme Court cases to hunger strikes, this lecture at the Essex Library on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m., will chronicle the long and complex history of the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. Amanda Goodheart Parks is a public historian specializing in…

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Irish I Were at The Gris – St. Pat’s Day Celebration

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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All manner of festivity is on tap with Irish food and drink served up all day and night, and the spirited Jovial Crew performing in the Back Room beginning at 7:00 p.m. The traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage is a featured addition on lunch and dinner menus and Reuben Sliders may be enjoyed in the Tap Room from 3 – 5pm. Along with the requisite Guinness, Irish whiskeys, liqueurs and specialty drinks are also on tap! Festive indeed! For dinner…

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Documentary Screening and Discussion: Alice’s Ordinary People

March 18 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Alice's Ordinary People is a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement who practiced fearless activism for five decades. Her remarkable story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the election of Barack Obama, and her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. The Essex Library will host a screening and discussion…

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It’s All About the Reds: Washington’s Rewarding Reds

March 19 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20

Chateau Ste. Michelle combines Old World wine-making traditions with New World innovation to produce award-winning wines in this Northwest region. We’ll have an opportunity to experience three of their varietals that are uniquely Washington in style. In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. The fee for participation is $20 and advance reservations are required, 860.767.1776.…

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Ninth Annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade

March 21 @ 10:30 am
Essex Village, 69 Nott Lane
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Each year in Essex, Connecticut, around the middle of March, everyone gets to be Irish for a day. The Eighth Annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade will be held Saturday, March 21 with the parade stepping off from Town Hall at 10:30a.m. This special event is sponsored by Essex Park and Recreation and is held annually every March The Essex go Bragh (translated as Essex Forever) Irish Parade will feature an Irish-themed parade down Main Street into the heart of…

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Irish I Were at The Gris – Essex + Gris Go Bragh

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Immediately following the Annual Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade, (parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from the Essex Town Hall and ends in front of The Griswold Inn) step into the Tap Room where all manner of festivity is on tap! The bar will be open for business at 10:30 am and lunch is available beginning at 11:00 am. The Martin Kelly Duo performs from 11:30 until 2:30 and Face in the Foam, aka a beer selfie event sponsored by Guinness,…

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Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 27, 2022

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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Sea Chanteys at The Gris

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 25, 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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Soul, Stax, and Civil Rights

March 25 @ 6:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Fairfield University Professor of Music, composer and bassist Brian Q. Torff will analyze the tremendous impact of soul music during the 1950’s-70’s, focusing on the legacy of Stax Records in Memphis on March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Essex Library. Stax Records produced hits from Rufus and Carla Thomas, Booker T. & the MGs, Sam and Dave, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, and the Staples Singers. Torff’s 2018 trip to Memphis and Mississippi will feature his…

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Talbots Shopping Party

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Talbots, 1 Essex Square
Essex, 06426 United States
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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

March 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 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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Weekend Paint Nights and Private Parties

March 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 27, 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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