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February 2020

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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Free

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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Forbidden Broadway Comes to Ivoryton

March 19 - April 5
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Book by Gerard Alessandrini In this special production of Off Broadway’s hit musical revue created for the Ivoryton Playhouse, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. Featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

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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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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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Shadow Dance Exhibit

March 27 - May 17
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Gallery exhibit displays artwork that showcases the imagery of shadows – be they informative, mysterious, gloomy and or changeable with the season. Opening Reception Friday, March 27, 6:30-9pm with wine and refreshments. Runs through May 17. Spectrum Gallery and Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.  Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm); Sun (12-5pm). (860) 767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org

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Drawing Two

March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$150

Take your drawing to the next level by combining shapes and forms into 2 and 3D figures. Learn to setup a still life. Focus on composition, perspective, background/foreground objects, shadow, light and tones of gray, black and white. Work with pastels, colored pencils, chalk and charcoal. Material list available or materials can be purchased from the instructor. 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…

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Open Call to Connecticut Artists

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

The Connecticut River Artisans Co-op is hosting an OPEN HOUSE for artists on Saturday, Mar 28, 2020: 1:00PM – 4:00PM. If 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…

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BeethovenFest

March 29 @ 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

Seven world-renowned musicians perform Serenade for String Trio in D Major, Op. 8 and Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 in honor of Beethoven's 250th anniversary. Buy tickets here.

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April 2020

Creating a Collage with a Theme

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$200

This is a class for those who have always been curious about collage and mixed media or for those who have experience but would like to work in a group situation exploring new materials and ideas.  Everyone in this class after arriving at a primary collage image and accompanying story will sort through illustrated calendars, art books, magazines and sheet music, etc. (their own or use the instructors) to find supporting visual images for their themed collage.  Balance and composition…

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Watercolor Painting Classes for Beginning and Intermediate Levels

April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

This class is for anyone who is curious about painting in watercolors or wants to improve their abilities. You will learn watercolor techniques and painting composition. We will begin with some exercises in the basic skills and then apply these to complete a painting. Included will be practicing wet in wet, glazing and dry brush techniques. We will learn how to use different brushes and how to choose and mix colors. Edith will demonstrate, provide subject photos or you can…

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Spring Acrylic Studio

April 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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Painting with Wood Stain Workshop

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

In this unique workshop participants learn to use water based wood stain and a Dremel rotary as a painting medium for representational or more abstract pieces. The techniques are similar to painting with watercolor or acrylic using additive and subtractive methods, drawing, scratching, layering and staining to create your first wood stain painting! Participants receive a set of primary wood stains (red, blue, yellow, black and white) a piece of wood and watercolor paper to paint on. Date: Sunday, April…

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6th Annual Fundraiser Pasta Supper Karaoke Night

April 18 @ 6:00 pm
The First Congregational Church in Essex, 6 Methodist Hill
Essex, 06426 United States
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Fundraiser Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night Benefiting $1250 Making A Difference Award offered to a VRHS Senior Student Hosted by The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC The Sixth Annual Pasta Supper and Karaoke Night will be held 6pm Saturday, April 18 at The First Congregational Church in Essex, 6 Methodist Hill in Essex Village. Sponsored by the church’s Outreach & Justice Committee, proceeds from the event benefit the $1,250 “Making A Difference” Award, open to graduating seniors at Valley…

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Creating Comic Book and Fantasy Characters Workshop

April 19 @ 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

In this workshop learn how to create unique characters for animation, comics, picture books, games and fantasy and how to bring your characters to life. We will discuss the importance of expression, color, shape, movement and design as well as making dynamic costumes and clothing. Industry standards used by animators and production artists to create characters will also be reviewed. A personal sketchbook is recommended but not required. If you have anything specific you like to draw with, bring it…

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The Great Gatsby

April 22 - May 10
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy Wednesday, April 22 – Sunday, May 10, 2020 Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. A beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel which defined the Jazz Age, Simon Levy’s play captures the breathtaking glamor and decadent excess of the 1920s.

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The Art of Writing Poetry about Art Workshop

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$65

In this three-and half hour workshop, participants will create original poems that respond to, comment on, or take inspiration from, works of art that they themselves have created, works currently hanging in the Spectrum Gallery, or works by others, including famous painters. The workshop will include warm-up exercises, utilizing the Permission to Play with Language Model, developed by Steven Ostrowski for participants at the Central Connecticut Writing Project, and the writing and workshopping of original poems about works of art. Every…

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May 2020

Weekend Paint Nights and Private Parties

May 3
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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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Intro to Alcohol Ink & Creating Abstracts Workshop

May 3 @ 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

Looking for a new way to express yourself artistically? Try painting with alcohol ink! This workshop introduces you to the what and how of working with alcohol ink as well as creating abstracts. Tools provided for use. Supplies include alcohol ink, ceramic tiles, and Yupo paper. Cost: $40 plus $20 material fee paid to the instructor Note: Bring your hair dryer with nozzle attachment.  

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Preserving Family History Treasures

May 6 @ 1:30 pm

Family members gather together documents, photos and other memorabilia to preserve the lives of their loved ones. However, nothing lasts forever. Paper slowly turns yellow and becomes brittle. Leather slowly turns to dust. Cloth loses its color and gradually weakens and tears at the lightest touch. The letters, documents, photographs and other items that connect us to the past lives of family members are under constant attack. Even digital photographs and scanned letters can be lost due to improper storage…

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Online Class: Get to Know Your Digital Camera Part I

May 7 - May 28
$80

Learn what all those buttons are on your camera and how to use them.  Learn the basic tenants of the exposure triangle, the creative use of shutter speed and aperture to create more compelling and artistic photos. How to review images for proper exposure.  Various focusing modes and how to take your photos from your camera to your computer and cell phone for storage, editing and sharing.  **Recommended camera is a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera with various modes and…

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Cats! But not the musical, presented by Dr. Buck Drummond

May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Cats. What do they want? What do they need? Why do they do that? These little predators can be fascinating and frustrating in equal measure. Trying to see things from their point of view can enrich your feline relationships. Learn about a veterinarian’s perspective on Felis domesticus on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in a Zoom virtual meeting. Dr. Drummond will start this presentation with the topic of cat behavior and will include more immediate concerns about caring for…

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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

May 22
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The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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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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Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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

May 25 @ 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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