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October 2019

Haunted River 2019

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$13 – $17

Witch Trials, the XYZ Bandit, Madam Sherri and more. ALL NEW stories based on Connecticut River Valley Myths and Legends! Ghost tours depart every twenty minutes beginning at 6:00 pm each night. Tickets $17 Adults, $13 Children ages 7-12. Purchase tickets at: ctrivermuseum.org (This event is not appropriate for children under 7) -Tours begin at the Lay House just west of the Museum. -Event takes place in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly. -Delays on departure time are normal and…

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CENTERBROOK ARCHITECTS LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS DR. CHUCK BENSON WITH “THE TIMELESSNESS OF JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE – SHINTO AND BUDDHIST MASTERPIECES OF DESIGN” 

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

The Essex Library is honored to welcome back Architectural Historian Chuck Benson as part of its Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series on Friday, October 25th at 7 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook’s offices. Benson will present an illustrated talk that focuses on travelling to ancient Japan architecturally – and unlocking the secrets of its two great architectural traditions – Shintoism and Buddhism. From the Ise Shrine for Shintoism to the Buddhist Temples of Horyuji, Todaiji, and Yakushiji, he’ll explore this…

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Kaleidoscope Fun

October 27, 2019 @ 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

People of all ages enjoy kaleidoscopes! In this work shop learn to decorate a kaleidoscope tube and to assemble all the parts of a real, working kaleidoscope complete with glass mirrors and lens. After assembly decorate the outer tube with polymer and, after baking assemble the kaleidoscope so it is ready to use. There are numerous options for decorating the tube. Instructor, an accomplished polymer clay artist, will demonstrate how to make an Ikat stack that can be used to…

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MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM PRESENTS: J.M.W. TURNER: WATERCOLORS FROM THE TATE

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

The Mystic Seaport Museum is the only U.S. venue for this milestone exhibition of almost 100 of J.M.W. Turner's watercolor masterpieces from the collection of the Tate Museum in London. Watercolors from Tate brings together luminous landscapes and atmospheric seascapes, architectural and topographical sketches, travel drawings, and even a number of intimate interior views. The exhibition, which runs from October 5 to February 23, 2020, spans the entirety of Turner’s long career and, by focusing on the artist’s watercolors, provides…

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November 2019

MIGRATION THROUGH MAPS: A CARTOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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On Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m. at the Essex Library, Dr. Francis Coan will illustrate how populations, cultures, and time periods have evolved throughout the geography of America. Through the use of maps, supplemented by statistics and a brief discussion of migration push and pull factors as well as public policy (past and present), Dr. Coan will provide an overview of American immigration patterns and trends from the arrival of the first inhabitants to the present day. Dr. Francis Coan…

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Get Wired Bracelet Workshop

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

Create a stunning wire-wrapped bracelet for yourself or as a gift. You will learn the process in this workshop discussing the gauges of wire used in different jewelry applications. If you have round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flush cutters please bring them. If not you can use tools supplied by the gallery and instructor: If time allows, instructor will also show you how to make French ear wires so you can make your own earrings! No jewelry making…

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Celestial Navigation

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Join Roy E. Kilgard, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of the Practice in Astronomy, on a celestial navigation journey beginning in England in the 1600s up through the mid-20th century. Kilgard integrates the development of navigational charts and navigational instruments through the years and the connection between astronomy and navigation. His topics include how to translate what you observe as you look out at the horizon with images printed on a navigational chart, chart making, plotting navigational positions, as well as the…

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After School Drawing and Painting for Young Artists Ages 7-11

November 6, 2019 - December 11, 2019
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$120

All levels welcome! In this class, students practice drawing and painting from life as well as from the imagination. They explore various mediums such as watercolor and acrylics and the tools & techniques associated with each of these mediums. In drawing students learn about traditional practices, such as contour drawing, brush-play, and still-life, while also exploring experimental methods, such as abstract art. Please bring a 9”x12” Sketchbook to the first class. Dates: Wednesdays 11/6, 11/13, 11/20; 12/4, 12/11. Makeup 12/18…

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After School Creating Holiday Gifts for Special People for Ages 7-11!

November 6, 2019 - December 11, 2019
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$120

Why not create unique, one-of-kind, handmade artwork as gifts for friends and family this holiday season? These will be gifts made from your heart and saved for years to come. In this 5-week “play-shop” children will design handmade cards, as well as use a variety of mediums to make art for gift-giving. From drawing and painting to jewelry making and sculpture, children will create art to give as special gifts this holiday season but also make this hectic time easier…

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Creating a Painting with Collage and Mixed Media Classes

November 6, 2019 - December 11, 2019
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$200 – $220

Want to try your hand at painting? Thought you could only use oils, water mediums or pastels? In this class learn to make your own papers and to use mixed media materials such as acrylics, markers, gels and your unique hand-made papers to create a fine art piece of your choice. Use photos or your own sketches for inspiration and choose a canvas or panel of any size to work on. Bring these items to the first class. Teaching Artist…

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Author Discussion with Beatriz Williams

November 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Drawing Two for Adults

November 7, 2019 - December 12, 2019
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 &…

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The Beautiful Art of Calligraphy

November 10, 2019 @ 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 you will become familiar with the instruments of calligraphy – the calligrapher's pens (felt-tip), the template sheet, and calligraphy paper. Learn the technique of one of the calligraphic alphabets and basic calligraphy strokes for the creation of calligraphic drawing as an art form. By the end of this workshop you will know the basics of calligraphy and with a little practice be able to interpret anything you write into beautiful works of art. To top off the…

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Global Trade, 17th Century Style

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Today Americans depend on trade with China for many of the consumer goods that make our lives comfortable. The English Puritans who settled the Connecticut Valley in the 17th century also turned to global trade to make their lives as comfortable as they had been at home in England. The Connecticut River was the great water highway that connected the producers of these natural resources to the broad markets around the Atlantic Rim. Brenda Milkofsky leads our discussion on Global…

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Wet Felting a Stylish Clutch

November 17, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60 – $70

In this workshop create and complete a wearable piece of art, a felted clutch purse, using Merino wool and hand dyed Margilan silk. No sewing involved! Learn how to wet felt wool fiber and silk with the use of a resist. Turn fibers into strong fabric using modernized ancient felting techniques. Learn about shrinkage, how to design a template, and how to insure your felt is well felted. Choose your own colors of wool and silks. If you choose to…

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Holiday Reception

November 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Artisans, 55 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The artists of the Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative would like to invite one and all to our Holiday Reception. Celebrate with us before the “Holiday Frenzy” takes hold. Join us on Sunday, November 17th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at 55 Main Street, Essex. Meet our artists and crafters. Join us for a libation and all manner of nibbles (we are known for our great food)! See our beautiful shop, made even more beautiful for the holidays. Be sure to…

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Sip & Shop

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
J. McLaugnlin, 3 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Let’s Celebrate! Holiday Show

November 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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FREE

We all celebrate in different ways for many occasions, including various holidays, births, anniversaries, weddings or just because we’re happy! We are calling for abstract and representation art in all mediums including photography which illustrate through imagery, color, pattern or subject matter this idea. This is an extremely popular show at Spectrum and space is limited. The gallery store will be looking for seasonal items including ornaments for the gallery’s annual tree. Store items do not need to follow the…

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Wreaths of the River Valley

November 22, 2019 - November 27, 2019
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Bid for Wreaths: Monday, December 2 – Thursday, December 12 We are excited for our newest holiday fundraisers! This year, we are collecting donated handmade wreaths for the Wreaths of the River Valley auction from area businesses, organizations, and families! Wreath auction bidding opens at the beginning of December and closes during our newest holiday fundraiser, Mistletoe & Martinis on December 12, from 6-9 pm. If you are interested in donating a wreath for this special cause, please Contact Phyllis…

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Let’s Celebrate! – Opening Reception for Holiday Show

November 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest Holiday show: Let’s Celebrate! (Nov 22-Jan 12) with original artwork and fine crafts that explore ways we celebrate for many occasions, including holidays, births, anniversaries, weddings or just because we're happy! Come and discover a variety of artwork, fine crafts and handmade ornaments on our six-foot annual holiday tree. Perfect for yourself or a holiday gift! The exhibit opens Friday, Nov 22 with a reception (6:30-9pm) with food, wine and…

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STUFF-A-CRUISER for the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries

November 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Colonial Fresh Market Shopping Center, 125 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT United States
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Community Music School Presents Annual Faculty Concert

November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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On Sunday, November 24th, members of the Community Music School faculty come together to perform an array of chamber music and other works at 3 pm at the Centerbrook Meetinghouse, 51 Main Street, Centerbrook. This annual event offers the community a unique glimpse into the wealth of talent and experience of the Music School’s faculty as they collaborate on a wide variety of selections. The concert is free and open to the public and a meet-and-greet reception immediately follows. At-will…

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December 2019

Gourd Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$50 – $56

In this unique workshop learn to make a 3-4” elegant gourd ornament with eye hook and gold hanger. Plan your geometric design, wood burn the design onto the gourd surface and, then paint using a variety of ink dye colors and eye-catching gold foil. These stunning gourd ornaments can be displayed anytime of the year or given as special one-of-a-kind gift for the holiday season. If time allows instructor will bring enough materials to make two ornaments. Space in this…

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Trees in the Rigging

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade. The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique cars.…

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Trees in the Rigging

December 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, 06426 United States
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Kick off the holiday season in Essex with the annual Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing and Lighted Boat Parade. The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique…

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Talbots Holiday Trunk Show

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Talbots, 1 Essex Square
Essex, 06426 United States
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AUTHOR TALK: SPOOKY TRAILS AND TALL TALES CONNECTICUT

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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FREE

Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Dr. Stephen Olbrys Gencarella will teach audience members at the Essex Library on Thursday, December 5th at 7 p.m. that there is more to Connecticut than white church steeples and town greens. In the forests and meadows surrounding these quaint, colonial towns lurk spine-chilling ghosts protecting Captain Kidd’s treasure, the abode of the Devil himself, and shadowy creatures such as the Glawackus, all awaiting the next hiker to stumble down…

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Shop & Stroll

December 7, 2019
Essex Park, 69-99 Nott Ln, Essex, CT 06426
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Shop & Stroll at the 15th Biennial Holiday House Tour in Historic Essex Presented by the Essex River Valley Auxiliary of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT   The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through seven distinctive houses, beautifully decorated for the holidays in downtown Essex. Visitors can also get a…

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15th BIENNIAL HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, 06426 United States
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$30 – $40

SHOP & STROLL AT THE 15th BIENNIAL HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR IN HISTORIC ESSEX presented by the Essex River Valley Auxiliary of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT (Essex, CT) - The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., the Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through seven distinctive houses, beautifully decorated for the holidays…

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Chilli, Cheap & Chilly 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Essex Art Association, 10 N Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Holiday Stroll

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Village, 69 Nott Lane
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Click here for Holiday Stroll Press Release!

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IVORYTON ILLUMINATIONS

December 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ivoryton Village Green Ivoryton, 06409 United States + Google Map
FREE

We light up the Season with over 450,000 lights in the village of Ivoryton! Visit the village of Ivoryton throughout the month of December to shop, eat and view the spectacular Illuminations! Tune your radio to 101.5FM to watch the lights dance to holiday music. Light Up event and Santa Arrives – Saturday December 7, 2019 at 5:00pm. Lights on throughout the month of December so visit Ivoryton often! For more information on the Ivoryton Village Alliance, please visit this…

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Wednesday Evening Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

December 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$40 – $50

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! Wednesday, December 8, 5:30-8:00pm $40 (plus $10 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop); Members save $4 Membership starts at $45 per year and offers 10% discount…

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Talbots Holiday Hours

December 9, 2019 - December 24, 2019
Talbots, 1 Essex Square
Essex, 06426 United States
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Talbots is excited to announce their special Holiday Hours for the Village of Essex.  Starting December 9th, Talbots hours will be extended to accommodate your Holiday shopping needs. See above calendar for details.  

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Talbots Wish List Shopping Party 12/11

December 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Talbots, 1 Essex Square
Essex, 06426 United States
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Talbots invites you to enjoy fun and fashion while you shop their Holiday Collection & Create Your Wish List! Thursday, December 11th 5:30 PM–7:30 PM. Want to know how to create looks especially designed for YOU? Stop by and let their Client Specialists show you how..and help Santa's Elves gift you exactly what you are looking for! Refreshments, personal consultation, and fun! RSVP: (860) 767-2615 Click here for more details.

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Mistletoe & Martini

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$75

Join us Thursday, December 12 from 6 – 9 pm. This festive celebration at the Museum will feature signature martinis and other seasonal drinks, along with fabulous hors d’oeuvres from a renowned regional caterer, and music! Tickets on sale now! $75 per person, $125 for two, and $150 patron. Click here to purchase your ticket! The night is also the culmination of the “Wreaths of the River Valley” Auction. Area businesses, organizations, and families will donate handmade wreaths. If you…

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THE WOMEN BESIDE THE MEN: THE ARTISTS OF ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM WITH DR. ANNA SWINBOURNE

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Long overlooked and undervalued, the female artists of this modern art movement made countless important and far-reaching contributions, from securing the actual space for the groundbreaking Ninth Street exhibition in 1951 to launching a new school of painting. In this talk at the Essex Library on Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m., Dr. Anna Swinbourne will focus on the lives and work of five of these women (Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, and Joan Mitchell), exploring…

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Felted Ornament Design Workshop

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$50

This workshop will be a “needle felting” class for all levels. You will make a small 3-d felted ornament using the needle felting method, which is very gratifying and can be combined with the many other felting techniques. For this project you will use soft, colorful merino wool roving, special barbed needles yarn and embellishments. Workshop will begin with some simple brainstorming sketches. Then we will discuss the best shapes to form a foundation, choose a color palette and then…

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Community Music School’s Holiday Concert

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John Winthrop Middle School, 1 Winthrop Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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‘Tis the season of celebration, please join us on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 pm at John Winthrop Middle School for Community Music School’s Holiday Concert. 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 full String Orchestra. In addition, some beautiful solo piano holiday music will be…

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Let’s Build a Felted Snowman!

December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$45

This workshop is a perfect introduction to the craft of wool felting. What wool felting is and the technique of producing fiber sculptures will be explained. Once you have built your first snowman, you will be skilled in making all types of three dimensional figures. The kit includes everything you need to get started: needles, felting handle, scissors, finger covers, foam pad, awl, and glue stick all stored in a container, plus the wool roving for the snowman. Because wool…

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Talbots Wish List Shopping Party 12/19

December 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Talbots, 1 Essex Square
Essex, 06426 United States
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Talbots invites you to enjoy fun and fashion while you shop their Holiday Collection & Create Your Wish List! Thursday, December 19th 5:30 PM–7:30 PM. Want to know how to create looks especially designed for YOU? Stop by and let their Client Specialists show you how..and help Santa's Elves gift you exactly what you are looking for! Refreshments, personal consultation, and fun! RSVP: (860) 767-2615 Click here for details.  

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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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Psychedelic ’60’s at The Gris

January 24
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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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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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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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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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Weekend Paint Nights and Private Parties

January 26
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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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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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Sunday Hunt Breakfast at The Gris

January 26 @ 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

January 27 @ 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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