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February 2018

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL PRESENTS ITALIAN CHEESE ROLLING & TASTE OF ITALY

February 10 @ 7:00 pm
$65

A lively evening for the wine-lover and Italian aficionado! The Italian Cheese Rolling & Taste of Italy fundraiser, presented by Guilford Savings Bank, includes Italian wines and antipasto, a full spread of homemade authentic Italian food, and a lively party game featuring Italy’s cheese rolling tradition! What is cheese rolling, anyway? It’s a hilarious Italian game similar to bowling… but with a wheel of Pecorino!  Come join the fun – either on the sidelines or in the middle of the…

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Stanley Kolber Bird Photography Workshop

February 17

February 17 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Free with museum admission. Stanley Kolber Bird Photography Workshop Join Stanley Kolber, noted nature photographer, for a wonderful photography workshop in the museum’s Eagles of Essex exhibit. Birds were Stan’s first love when, some fifteen years ago, he picked up a camera and set a course for photography as a second career and full-time artistic endeavor. And although the subject of his work has evolved, his ardor for birds, and for rendering them lovingly and faithfully,…

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Eagle Flyer

February 17 - February 25
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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February 17-19th, February 24-25th The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour round trip eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

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Essex Winter Series presents Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

February 18

Sunday, February 18 @ 3 pm Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River Essex Winter Series presents Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks For over forty years, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks have led the way in the revival and enjoyment of early twentieth-century hot jazz. Vince and his exciting band of all-stars returns to the area for another unforgettable, toe-tapping afternoon you won’t want to miss. Info and tickets: www.essexwinterseries.com, 860-272-4572

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Live Birds of Prey Show presented by A Place Called Hope

February 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

February 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Live Birds of Prey Program A Place Called Hope will bring their beautiful raptors to Essex Town Hall on Sunday, February 18 at 4:30 for an up-close experience with these magnificent creatures. The program is free to the public, donations are accepted. Seating is limited please arrive promptly. The auditorium will be open for seating beginning at 4pm. This is a wonderful program appropriate for the whole family.

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AUTHOR TALK: A HOME CALLED NEW ENGLAND

February 21

Feb 21 at the Essex Library, FAIA at 7 p.m. A free, illustrated talk on architectural history of New England will be presented by author and architect Duo Dickinson, FAIA at 7 p.m. Feb 21 at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Dickinson will focus on architectural history of the region from the earliest first period houses to the present. Books will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 23

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in February & March $42 per passenger *Museum members get 10% off and group rates are available.  The Connecticut River Museum (CRM) is happy to again partner with Connecticut River Expeditions to offer Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises in February and March.  These popular trips offer visitors a chance to get out on the River in winter to see eagles, as well as other winter species that visit the estuary such as harbor seals.  Cruises aboard the…

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Privateers’ Bash

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2018 Privateers’ Bash will be February 24th. 6:30-10:00 pm AARRGH! If you are looking for a fun and lively way to let off a bit of winter steam, gather your crew and make plans to head out to the Privateers’ Bash.  All are invited to come in costume (costumes not required) and relive Riverfront history at the eleventh annual Bash, a playful nod to the privateers who made their wealth by relieving foreign ships of their valuable cargo during…

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March 2018

EXPLORE ART FROM THE ATHENEUM

March 3

March 3rd,  4pm A free, illustrated talk on history of and art collections in the Wadsworth Atheneum by docent Diane Macris at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Macris will focus on paintings by Frederic Church, Helen Frankenthaler, Picasso, Monet and Renoir. RSVP: 860-767-1560.  

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Essex Winter Series presents David Pittsinger, bass-baritone

March 4

Sunday, March 4 @ 3 pm John Winthrop Middle School, 1 John Winthrop Middle School Drive, Deep River Essex Winter Series presents David Pittsinger, bass-baritone Renowned for his dramatic portrayals in the world’s major opera houses, David Pittsinger is a favorite among EWS au­diences. His entertaining recital program includes music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Handel, and selections from the American Songbook to celebrate the American spirit. Performing with Simon Holt, piano. Info and tickets:www.essexwinterseries.com, 860-272-4572

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CRANBROOK SCHOOL OF ART RECONSIDERED: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL

March 9 @ 7:00 pm

March 9th, 7p.m. Essex: Professor Chuck Benson, free illustrated talk on the School of Design & Architecture that Eliel Saarinen founded at Cranbrook, 7 p.m. March 9, in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main St. Centerbrook, focus on the merging of art, design, architecture, and product and furniture design that much of Mid-Century Modernism. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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2018 Essex go Bragh Irish Parade: Everything You Need To Know

March 10

Where can you park? What’s happening down town? Everything you need for the 8th Annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade is right here! The 8th Annual Essex go Bragh Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 10th 2017, - However in the case of severe weather or other safety concerns the parade will be cancelled by 9am and not be rescheduled.  (We will utilize our Essex Park and Recreation Facebook page and www.essexct.gov web site for…

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1st Annual Cheers for Charity Beerfest

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 10th The Essex Community Fund presents the 1st Annual Cheers for Charity Beerfest. Local breweries, homebrewers and cider companies/vineyards will be on tap for tastings inside the Oliver Jensen Gallery and River Valley Junction Hall at the Essex Steam Train. Choose between the VIP Experience, led by Craft Beer Institute Certified Cicerone and Penny Lane Pub owner, Alex Foulkes, or General Admission tickets. The VIP Experience kicks off at 12:00pm and ends at 1:00pm, with the option to stay…

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CELTIC CONCERT BENEFITS COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

March 16

Centerbrook Meetinghouse, 51 Main Street, Centerbrook Friday, March 16, 2018 7pm $10 per person   Enjoy an evening of contemporary and traditional music from Ireland and Scotland performed by John Birt (guitar, mandolin) and Evelyn Cournoyer (harp) on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7 pm. The Celtic Harp & Guitar Concert will take place at the Centerbrook Meetinghouse, 51 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT 06409. This St. Patrick’s Day program will feature a variety of traditional dance tunes including reels, jigs,…

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From Field to Frame: The Avian Art of Michael DiGiorgio

March 16 - May 3

The exhibit opens to the public on: Saturday, March 17 and runs through May 3, 2018. Essex, CT – The new Spring Exhibit at Connecticut River Museum is From Field to Frame: The Avian Art of Michael DiGiorgio. There is a member preview on Friday, March 16 at 5:30 pm. Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized artist living in Madison, CT. His paintings and drawings have appeared in nature books and journals, including Birds of Brazil vol. 1 and 2,…

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KATE’S CAMP FOR KIDS PRESENTS “IT’S SATURDAY!”

March 21

This exciting program takes place at The Kate, 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, and runs for seven weekly sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm beginning March 21. OLD SAYBROOK – The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Community Music School are partnering again under the umbrella of their performing arts summer camp, “Kate’s Camp for Kids,” to present a spring program and show entitled “It’s Saturday!” Launched in 2013, Kate’s Camp for Kids is a performing arts camp…

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THE FANTASTICKS

March 21 - April 8

Wednesday, March 21st – Sunday, April 8, 2018 (No show Easter Sunday, April 1; Replacement show on Saturday, March 31st at 2pm) Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt *starring David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman A gem of the American theater, THE FANTASTICKS is the longest-running musical in the world: a funny and romantic tale about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The result is a timeless fable of…

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DESIGNING FOR FUN: THE STATE OF PLAY

March 23 @ 7:00 pm

7 p.m. March 23, in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects 67 Main St. Centerbrook Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series continues with Architect Spencer Luckey, free, illustrated talk on Luckey Climbers, focus on where Luckey LLC came from, why they do what they do, and why they push the boundaries of sculpture, play, art and design with each piece. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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AUTHOR TALK: THE SABOTEUR WITH PAUL KIX

March 26 @ 7:00 pm

7 p.m. March 26, Essex Library, 33 West Ave Author Paul Kix, free talk on his book The Saboteur,  focus on heroic exploits of WWII French resistance fighter Robert de La Rochefoucald who trained with Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare”. Copies of The Saboteur will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Essex Eggstravaganza

March 31

Mar 31,  10 am SHARP Location: Grove Street Park   Essex Eggstravaganza is our annual Egg Hunt for children up to second grade. All participants are encouraged to visit the Essex Town Hall auditorium at 9:15am for story time with the Easter Bunny, with the egg hunt to follow in the park. Don’t forget to bring a basket to help collect Easter eggs!   

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Bunny Breakfast

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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Relax and enjoy a family meal in River Valley Junction along with the Easter Bunny and other entertainment. Prepared by the team that brings you the Essex Clipper Dinner Train and caters our events and functions. *For parties of 10 or more, please call us at (860) 767-0103. Cost: $22 adults, $18 for ages 4-11, under 4 free Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

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April 2018

Easter Lunch Train

April 1 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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All Aboard the elegant Essex Clipper for a three-course Easter Lunch served in beautifully restored 1920′s Pullman diners, pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. *For parties of 10 or more, please call us at (860) 767-0103. Cost: $55.00 adults / $25 age 4-11 / Under 4 free Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

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Easter Dinner Train

April 1 @ 3:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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All Aboard the elegant Essex Clipper for a four-course Easter Dinner served in beautifully restored 1920′s Pullman diners, pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. *For parties of 10 or more, please call us at (860) 767-0103. Cost: $82.50 adults / $62.50 children under 12 Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

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AUTHOR TALK: “THE SUNKEN GOLD” WITH JOSEPH A. WILLIAMS

April 4

April 4th, 7pm A free, illustrated talk on The Sunken Gold will be presented by author Joseph A. Williams at 7 p.m. April 4th at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Williams will focus on dramatic details of undersea diving and early 20th century naval operations as they relate to the salvage operation of the HMS Laurentic. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Essex Winter Series presents Quodlibet Ensemble

April 8

Sunday, April 8 @ 3 pm Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River Essex Winter Series presents Quodlibet Ensemble This New York-based string chamber orchestra of young, dynamic artists presents a range of great music, from the Baroque to the modern day. They will perform Vivaldi's The Four Seasons among other selections. Info and tickets:www.essexwinterseries.com, 860-272-4572

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A Spring Foraging Dinner Cooking Class

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Weekend Kitchen, 16 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday April 10th, 6:30 to 10:00PM Chef Dawn Bruckner of La Belle Aurore Welcome spring with this wonderful class of foraged spring roots, shoots and leaves!  Chef Dawn Bruckner is no stranger to the foraged foliage at her farm to table restaurant in Niantic.  In this class we will learn about what to forage for in the spring- either in the wild or at your favorite farmers market.

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ATTRACTING BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR YARD

April 11 @ 6:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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April 11th 6:30 p.m. Park ranger Shaun Roche and wildlife biologist Kris Vagos, free illustrated talk on attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, 6:30 p.m. April 11, Essex Library, 33 West Ave., focus on what to feed birds, how to provide nest materials, which flowers to plant for butterflies - plus much more. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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Angelini Wine Dinner

April 16
$99

Join us on Friday, April 6th for our Angelini Wine Dinner. Our guest speaker, Julius Angelini, local importer and Co Founder will be speaking about the selections of wines. Learn about the delicate tastes of varietals of Angelini’s wines which will be paired with five unique delicious courses. For your convenience, Seaside Wines will be onsite all evening to offer specially priced Wines for our guests. Tickets are 99.00 per person, + tax and gratuity  To purchase tickets call Maura…

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POETRY AND THE HUMAN CONDITION, A FIVE-EVENING SERIES, WITH PROF. DAVID CAPPELLA

April 19 - May 18
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Starts Thursday April 19th, 6:30 - 8pm Essex: English Professor David Cappella, free, 5-part series of poetry discussions, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 19, Essex Library, 33 West Ave., focus on exploring the enormous possibility that poetry, through the art of language, offers its readers to plumb the experience of being human. Poets will include: Robert Frost/ Emily Dickinson; Hayden Carruth/Jane Kenyon; Wallace Stevens/Elizabeth Bishop; Jim Harrison/Maxine Kumin and Czeslaw Milosz/Anna Akhmatova. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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LOVE QUEST

April 25 - May 13
Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442 United States
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Wednesday, April 25 – May 13, 2018 Written by Steven McGraw & Mary Maguire A renowned scientist once theorized that finding “intelligent life” on other planets in the universe would be like shooting a particular blackbird in a room full of blackbirds, with the lights out. Ironically, the same probability applies for finding a “normal man” on an online dating service. LOVE QUEST – a new comedy – explores the journeys of two women in the perilous world of online…

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Individual & Family Portrait Sessions

April 25 @ 8:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm

Tris Anderson Photography, Now - May 13th A 1-to-1 MATCH ON SESSIONS!  For this limited time, I will gift all woman that purchases a session for herself, or her family, with a store credit equal to the value of the session she purchases.  When you make a purchase in honor of Mother’s Day – by May 13th – we will send 10% of your payment directly to the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls (at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County) so you can feel…

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A GIFT FOR HER

April 25 @ 8:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm

A Gift for Her - Now - May 13th Gift Vouchers Starting at $50.00 She is the hardest working woman you know, loving, dedicated and now is the time to show her how much she means to you! With a gift voucher from our studio you can show her just that! When you make a purchase in honor of Mother’s Day – by May 13th – we will send 10% of your payment directly to the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls (at…

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“April is for Acquisitions” at the Connecticut River Museum

April 26 @ 6:00 pm

Thursday April 26th, 6pm Essex, CT –Geoffrey Paul of the Griswold Inn is our speaker at the Connecticut River Museum’s annual Brenda Milkofsky Curatorial Fund dinner at the Old Lyme Country Club on Thursday, April 26. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 pm with dinner and talk to follow. Prepaid reservations for the dinner and talk may be made through the main desk at the Museum by calling 860-767-8269 ext. 110 or may be purchased on line at ctrivermuseum.org.…

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FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC; CMS’S 35th ANNIVERSARY GALA

April 27 @ 6:30 pm

Friday, April 27th, 6:30 pm  Community Music School’s largest annual fundraiser is the CMS Gala and this year we’re celebrating our 35th anniversary with For the Love of Music! The event takes place on Friday, April 27th at 6:30 pm in Deep River at The Lace Factory and includes fabulous musical entertainment provided by CMS faculty and students. Enjoy cocktail jazz and an exquisite dinner show, as well as gourmet food, dancing, silent auction, fine wines and more!  Featured faculty and student…

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THE TREES OF ESSEX WITH ESSEX TREE WARDEN AUGIE PAMPEL

April 27 @ 6:30 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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April 27th, 6:30pm A free, illustrated talk on trees in Essex will be presented by Essex Tree Warden Augie Pampel at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Essex Library 33 West Ave. Pampel will focus on the planning and planting of trees around Essex and the best practices for selecting and planting healthy, beautiful trees for your own yard. RSVP: 860 767-1560

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Day Out with Thomas

April 28 - May 6
Essex Steam Train, One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT United States
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April 21st, 28th, 29th, as well as May 5th-6th Toot toot!!! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station for the “Big Adventures Tour!” this spring! Thomas & Friends will be here with departure times every 45 minutes from 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Passengers select a departure time when purchasing a ticket (ride is approx. 25 minutes), but can enjoy fun-filled family activities all day long! Click here for more details…

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Independent Bookstore Day: Meet The Authors

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Goods & Curiosities, 47 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Celebrate the 4th Annual Independent Bookstore Day at Goods & Curiosities’ Meet the Authors event. The Store will host three Connecticut authors for conversation and book signing: - Ann Nyberg from 1 – 3pm, with her book Remembering Katharine Hepburn - Wick Griswold from 3 – 4:30pm, with his most recent release, Connecticut River Ferries - Erik Ofgang from 3 – 4:30pm, with his latest title, Gillette Castle FREE EVENT! Complimentary refreshment will be available all afternoon as well as…

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May 2018

CMS HOSTS CORNHOLE CHARITY CHALLENGE JUNE 8

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$65

CENTERBROOK – Community Music School will present their first annual Cornhole Charity Challenge on June 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm on beautiful Essex Island.  The event is presented by Guilford Savings Bank and Angelini Wine and includes live music, wine, beer, and a traditional southern BBQ dinner!  Guests can enter to test their cornhole skills with a little friendly competition on the lawn, or simply relax and enjoy the harbor view while cheering on their friends. Event proceeds will benefit…

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Essex Auxiliary Child & Family Agency’s 18th Annual Spring Fashion Show

May 2

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Copper Beech Inn  5:00 – Hors d’oeuvres Children’s Fashion Show 6:00 – Main Event   Participating Merchants:  Cortland Park Haystacks J. Alden Newbury Place One North Main Emmy’s on Main  Tickets can be purchased at: One North Main or Newbury Place located at J. Alden $45.00

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CONNECTICUT SPRING IN-WATER BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCES 2018 SHOW DATES AND CHARITY BENEFIT

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Friday May 4th - Sunday May 6th The CT Spring Boat Show features some of the newest boats on the market including center consoles, fishing boats, luxury cruisers, sport and sail boats.  The show is open to the public at Brewer Essex Island Marina with a requested $5 dollar donation to SailsUp4Cancer for attendees ages 13 and up.  Visit www.ctspringboatshow.com for specific event details.  Anne Hannan of WindCheck Magazine at contactus@windcheckmagazine.com for dealer and vendor application information. 

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“Journeys” — Essex Art Association’s Spring 2018 Juried Show

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Essex Art Association, 10 N Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Friday May 4th, 6-8 pm The Essex Art Association launches its 2018 exhibit season with a juried show “Journeys.” The theme for this exhibition evokes a visual interpretation of stirring memories, roads traveled and new destinations to strive for. The Gantner Gallery show, "Clairvoyance,” showcases artwork by Janet Rayner. The exhibition juror, BILL COLRUS is a retired illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic designer. The exhibit’s opening reception is Friday, May 4, 2018, from 6-8 pm. The show runs May 5 –…

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CMS OFFERS UNIQUE UKULELE WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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CENTERBROOK – Community Music School will be offering a unique Ukulele Workshop for Beginners, to be held on May 19, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm.  Open to ages 8 through adult in our Centerbrook location. Learn the fundamentals of the ukulele in a group program dedicated to the absolute beginner!   CMS Faculty Member John Birt will include an overview of the instrument, tuning basics, fundamental chords and strumming, and an introduction to note reading using the Hal Leonard…

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Its May Market Time in Essex

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday May 12th 9 - 2pm The Long-awaited May Market is almost here.   Set your Calendars, I phone and Smart Phones to Saturday May 12th from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, in the town park, located on Main Street in Essex Village.

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PERFORMANCE ANXIETY WORKSHOP FOR MUSICIANS

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$30

May 12th, 10am - 12pm CENTERBROOK – Community Music School will be offering its popular Performance Anxiety Workshop specifically for musicians again this year, to be held on May 12, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm.  Many musicians struggle with stage fright and this workshop will address all the usual symptoms including butterflies, trembling hands, a racing heart, or worse.  The workshop is open to the public and costs just $30 for a two hour interactive workshop. CMS faculty…

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN, AN AMERICAN TREASURE

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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May 16th, 1:30 pm  Leonard Bernstein was the most gifted, famous, popular and successful musician produced by America. He was a virtuoso pianist and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality. There was very little he couldn’t do extremely well. 2018 is the centenary of Bernstein’s birth and it is a good time to celebrate this American treasure. On Wednesday, May 16 at 1:30…

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Friends Annual Spring Book Sale

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friends of the Essex Library was established to promote and enrich the services, programs, and facilities the library provides to the community that are beyond the scope of the library budget. Fundraising is the backbone of the organization and the Friends Annual Spring Book Sale is always a major event. This year’s sale commences Saturday, May 19th with doors open from 9am to 5pm. From 3-5pm books will sell for half price. The “Fill your Bag for $5” sale will…

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Ivoryton Library’s Annual May Sale

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ivoryton Library, 106 Main Street
Ivoryton, 06442 United States
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Saturday, May 19th 9 am - 10am Used books in great condition, indoor tag sale, priced to sell, luscious homemade baked goods, perennials from our members' gardens! Proceeds to benefit the Ivoryton Library  

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Ukulele Workshop for Beginners at the Community Music School

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Music School, 90 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Community Music School, 90 Main Street, Centerbrook Saturday, May 19, 2018 1-3pm $42 for the workshop, $77 for workshop including a ukulele Community Music School will be offering a unique Ukulele Workshop for Beginners, to be held on May 19, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm.  Open to ages 8 through adult in our Centerbrook location. Learn the fundamentals of the ukulele in a group program dedicated to the absolute beginner! Community Music School Faculty Member John Birt will include…

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DAY HIKING IN NEW ENGLAND

May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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May 23rd, 7pm Author Jeff Romano, free illustrated talk on day hiking in New England, 7 p.m. May 23, Essex Library, 33 West Ave., focus on the region’s best hiking destinations, advice, insights, and answers to questions on how and where to plan your next hiking adventure. The presentation will also include information on New England wildflowers, birds and other wildlife. Copies of his books will be available for purchase.

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Opening Reception: Arts Festival Group Gallery Show

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Friday, May 25th, 6:30 – 9:00 PM at Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.  Free to the public with refreshments. Show continues through July 8th at the Spectrum Art Gallery. The six week exhibits showcases select pieces of artists from the 3rd Annual Summer Outdoor Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green Saturday and Sunday, July 9 -10. The Festival features local and regional painters, photographers and mixed media artists and artisans. www.spectrumartgallery.org  

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