Activities

Here is a list of Activities happening around the area. To submit yours, please click the “Post Your Event” button in the top right corner of the calendar, enter your event details and we’ll be in contact soon to confirm.

 

Mar
23
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

100th Anniversary of the National Park Service @ East Hartford Public Library
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dr. Richard Benfield, Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University, will present an informative lecture and visual tour of America’s beautiful natural treasures. The event will take place on Thursday, March 23 at the East Hartford Public Library (Raymond Library), 860 Main Street, East Hartford, CT in Meeting Room 1 on the lower level rear. Enter the parking lot from Central Avenue.

The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc. is sponsoring this program and will have a brief meeting at 6:30 PM, followed by the lecture and slide show at 7:00 PM, ending with refreshments at 8:00 PM. The building is handicapped accessible and admission to the event is free and open to the general public.

Mar
24
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Ballroom Battle: Waterford vs. East Lyme Dancing with the Stars @ Waterford High School
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the competition event of season and join the guaranteed sell out crowd for the Ballroom Battle Waterford vs East Lyme Dancing with the Stars, March 24th at 7pm at Waterford High School. Team East Lyme is dancing for the The Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation. The Stars of East Lyme are Senator Paul Formica & Tabatha Miranda, Axel & Lynnea Mahlke, Matt & Alaina King, Sophie Columber Libby & Shane Libby, Becky L. McCoy & Graig Paradiso and Kate & Mark Ennis. Group Dance Team dancers include Kim Thompson, Jen Carney-Brush, Rudy Bagos, Kelly Burton-Jones, Lisa Ramaccia, Adrian Bruton-Jones. Our “Star” judges are Lee Elci. Esther Williams, and Lisa Picarazzi. Proceeds benefit mental health and suicide prevention efforts for the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation and the Waterford Youth Services.
Tickets on sale at East Lyme Parks & Rec, Cafe Sol in Niantic and with Ann Irr Dagle at 860-625-5280

HarttWorks @ Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents its annual HarttWorks dance performance. HarttWorks offers the unique opportunity for audience members to observe multi-genre, professional-quality dance works performed by HCD’s top dance students. Dancers perform works ranging from classical and contemporary ballet to modern dance, jazz, and tap.

Mar
25
Sat
Antique Appraisals @ East Hampton LIbrary
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton hosts their 22nd Annual Antique Appraisals! Four appraisers on sight. Bring your treasures to see what they are worth!

Vernal Pools and Emerging Life in the Preserve @ East Preserve Parking Lot
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

JOIN Bob Russo, ecologist and Ivoryton resident for a hike in the Preserve to search for salamanders, frogs and plants as they emerge from the winter!

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Featherfest! @ The Elks Club
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The CT Parrot Society holds their 10th Annual Featherfest!! Supplies, advice, educational lectures, helpful information and for those who just love birds!

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Art Explorers @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Young artists, ages 6 to 8, come create some art inspired by museum pieces!!

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

S.W.A.N. 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Trinity of Main
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SWAN DAY CT stands for Support Women Artists Now!
We support Women in the Arts and are celebrating 10 years of our event 3/25/17

A Night at the Museum @ Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Museum is welcoming families after hours! Fun for everyone!!! Games, crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals!!

Red Cross Ball @ Ct Convention Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Red Cross Ball honoring the Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift and the Junior Fire Marshal Program. Join us for this fundraiser to be held at the CT Convention Center.

Supper @ The Welles Tavern
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Tis the year 1796 and once again the Welles Hotel will be open to the townspeople of Glastenbury. The evening will be reminiscent of the hotel and tavern in the 18th century. The kitchen in the Welles-Shipman-Ward House will be transformed into the taproom of the Welles Tavern for the evening. At this time, public houses were gathering places for residents and travelers. Glastenbury townspeople (attendees of this event) will be welcomed as they arrive, by Joseph and Susannah Welles. Guests will experience how colonial Americans ate and socialized, relive American history, and be able to warm up by the fire of one of the largest known period fire places in the state. Guests will enjoy a light authentic 18th century supper of ham, hot slaw, cheese, and homemade bread and apple pie made to colonial receipts, and cyder as it was served in colonial times.
As the evening progresses, traveling visitors (actors) will appear at the door, seeking a meal and lodging for the night. Connecticut’s first State Troubadour Tom Callinan will be among travelers visiting the Welles hotel.
Reservations required.

HarttWorks @ Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) presents its annual HarttWorks dance performance. HarttWorks offers the unique opportunity for audience members to observe multi-genre, professional-quality dance works performed by HCD’s top dance students. Dancers perform works ranging from classical and contemporary ballet to modern dance, jazz, and tap.

Mar
26
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

44th CT Spring Antiques Show @ The Hartford Armory
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come join in the fun! Get the house ready for spring with some new items: old, but new to you!!! Or maybe some jewelry!! So much to choose from!!

15th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue! @ The Inn at Middletown
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Help families and children experiencing homelessness while enjoying the region’s finest chocolate
Sample mouthwatering chocolate delicacies from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and chocolatiers
Observe judging from a panel of culinary experts
Bid on an array of silent auction items including exciting trips!
Vote for your favorite chocolate creation
View photos from the 14th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue on Facebook HERE.
At the beautiful Inn at Middletown, located at 70 Main Street, Middletown, CT.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Stone House in Deep River (which was known as Saybrook until 1947) was built in 1840 by Deacon Ezra Southworth for he and his new wife, Eunice Post Southworth. The house was built using stone quarried on the property. The original flat tin roof was later replaced by a gabled roof. A rear addition was constructed in 1881, just before the marriage of the Southworth’s son, Ezra Job Birney Southworth, to Fanny Shortland of Chester. The wraparound porch was added to the house in 1898. Deacon Ezra’s granddaughter, Ada Southworth Munson, who died in 1946, bequeathed the property to the Deep River Historical Society. It is now a house museum open to the public. On the property, there is also a late nineteenth century barn (now called the carriage house) and a section from an old bleach house, owned by Pratt, Read & Co., which was used for whitening ivory. At one time, Pratt Read in Deep River and Comstock, Cheney & Co. in Ivoryton, dominated the ivory products manufacturing industry in the U.S.

Mar
28
Tue
Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Held for adults only in the small conference. Colored pencils and pictures provided. Bring coffee, snacks, lunch. Join us for some relaxing fun.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Mar
29
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Madison Happiness Club @ Scranton Memorial Library
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We all need it these days more than ever!!! Join us and lift your spirits!

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Mar
30
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The King, The Duke and the Rothchilds: Edwardian Country Homes in the Downton Abbey Era @ Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This lecture examines some of the greatest country houses of England that existed during this magical twilight of the early 20th century. From Highclere Castle (famous as the setting for Downton Abbey) to Blenheim Palace, the magnificent home of the Dukes of Marlborough, to the glorious Rothschild houses, there has never been anything quite like the splendor of the grand Edwardian country houses.
Reception to follow the presentation.

Mar
31
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Apr
1
Sat
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

NASA Space Day @ CT Science Center
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Experience a day as an astronaut. Join us for a day of super spacey fun: taste astronaut ice cream, see a real NASA space suit, participate in Live Science demonstrations about our Solar System, and see a stunning space-themed 3D movie. Younger space fans will love space-themed stories at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.

Opening Day at the Trolley Museum @ CT Trolley Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is in the process of updating their property and Visitor Center and is eager to show it off. The celebration includes beer, wine and cocktail sampling from Broad Brook Brewery, Cold Creek Brewery, Lost Acres Vineyard and Joe’s Fine Wine and Spirits from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “New Earth” and “Just Jeanie” will be performing throughout the day. NY Life will be on hand facilitating their child identification program for children.
Additionally, take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find static trolley cars and artifacts, a theater showing a short film about trolleys and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Truck Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.
There will be a food Vendor on site, have lunch and relax while you watch the trolleys arrive and depart from North Road Station.

Quilt Show at Haddam Neck Congregational Church @ Quilt Show
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 28th Annual Quilt Show will be held at the Haddam Neck Congregational Church on Saturday, April 1, 10 am-5 pm and Sunday April 2 11 am – 5pm. Over 100 quilts will be displayed, and there will be a Tea Room, a raffle quilt, raffle baskets and a quilt vendor.

Rooms in Bloom @ Hill-Stead Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fabulous, fresh floral arrangements created by local designers on view throughout the first floor of the museum.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Denim, Diamonds and Drafts Dance @ St. Clements Castle
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come help support the CT Draft Horse Rescue organization while enjoying dinner, raffles, live auctions and a cash bar.

Apr
2
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Quilt Show at Haddam Neck Congregational Church @ Quilt Show
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 28th Annual Quilt Show will be held at the Haddam Neck Congregational Church on Saturday, April 1, 10 am-5 pm and Sunday April 2 11 am – 5pm. Over 100 quilts will be displayed, and there will be a Tea Room, a raffle quilt, raffle baskets and a quilt vendor.

Rooms in Bloom @ Hill-Stead Museum
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fabulous, fresh floral arrangements created by local designers on view throughout the first floor of the museum.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

The Sunday Buzz Music for Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen @ Cafe Nine
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

A Noon to Midnight Marathon.
Local songwriters, speakers, poets, and others gather to make some noise and raise some funds for Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK).

First Sundays for Families! @ Hill-Stead Museum
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 pm.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Teacups and Tiaras! @ Town and Country Club
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us at the historic Town and Country Club for a fabulous afternoon tea while celebrating the fashion that goes along with it! Enjoy delicious food, fragrant tasty teas and sweet treats while being entertained by a fashion show and silent auction! Local fashion and accessory designers will be featured to celebrate community talent and fun! What’s the best part? A portion of proceeds will benefit The Friendship Service Center of New Britain.

The Catskills of CT: Jewish Summer Retreats Recalled @ New Haven Museum
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the late 1800s through the early 20th century, Jewish urban workers and their families came to Connecticut farms as summer boarders looking for rest and relaxation in the countryside. Over time, many Jewish farmers developed thriving resorts in Colchester, Moodus, Lebanon and East Haddam. Ken Simon, filmmaker and historian of Connecticut’s ethnic resorts, will examine the phenomena that created “The Catskills of Connecticut.” The event is co-sponsored by the New Haven Museum and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven. Those with memories of the resorts are invited to share stories and photos during a discussion following Simon’s lecture.

Apr
3
Mon
Sketch a Still Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On the first Monday of every month, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum. Bring your own supplies—pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided

Apr
4
Tue
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Kathi Sutowski Benefit @ Guilford Mooring
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for music by the Travis Moody band, food, drinks, raffle tickets, games. All to raise money to help our friend Kathi.

Shoreline Civil War Discussion Group @ Acton Public Library
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join the discussion. Add to our conversation, learn something new.

The Geologic History of The Lower CRV @ Essex Town Hall
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn from the co-auther of the “Glacial Geologic Map of CT and Long Island Sound Basin” , Mr. Ralph Lewis. Sure to be interesting!

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Apr
5
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Apr
6
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Working Women: The New Face of Addiction @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The forum is an opportunity for the community to engage in meaningful dialogue about women and addiction and the unique issues associated with the epidemic.

Trivia Nights! @ Scranton Library
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come by yourself or with a team up to six and join in the fun!!

Carol Burnett @ The Bushnell
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Carol Burnett An Evening Of Laughter and Reflection Where The Audience Asks Questions
Tickets on sale now Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by … peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show . Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best …

Apr
7
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Apr
8
Sat
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Easter Fun Days! @ CT Trolley Museum
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Easter Bunny will be roaming the grounds and posing for pictures from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Each child will receive an extra-large Easter egg full of goodies when they complete an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Additionally, there will be face painting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and a make and take art craft.
Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find more static trolley cars and artifacts, a theater showing a short film about trolleys and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.
There are picnic tables on the grounds so pack a lunch and relax awhile as you watch the trolleys arrive and depart from North Road Station.

12th Annual Taste of Wethersfield @ Keeney Memorial Cultural Center
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spend an evening in picturesque Old Wethersfield with family and friends enjoying fine food and drink from area restaurants and entertainment by the Hot Cat Jazz Band.

Apr
9
Sun
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Easter Fun Days! @ CT Trolley Museum
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Easter Bunny will be roaming the grounds and posing for pictures from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Each child will receive an extra-large Easter egg full of goodies when they complete an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Additionally, there will be face painting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and a make and take art craft.
Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find more static trolley cars and artifacts, a theater showing a short film about trolleys and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.
There are picnic tables on the grounds so pack a lunch and relax awhile as you watch the trolleys arrive and depart from North Road Station.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Apr
11
Tue
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Pirate Days @ Mystic Seaport
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Avast, me hearties! Join the friendly pirates from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a day of family fun.
Follow clues on a treasure map to discover concealed pirates and the final hidden treasure. Warning: your seafaring skills will be put to the test! Learn about pirate history during a rousing performance of “Arrr You Ready To Be a Pirate?” See how pirates of old navigated the open seas at the High Seas Planetarium Show (3 p.m. show; additional ticket required). Create your own pirate souvenir to take home, and play pirate games on the Village Green. There will be photo ops with pirates and high-spirited activities throughout the day.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms @ Killingworth LIbrary
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Killingworth Library will host a Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms by Philip Devlin. The series will take place on Tuesday evenings, April 11,18, 25, and May 9 at 7pm at the Library.

April 6, 2017, will mark the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. It is hard to imagine an historical event in the 20th century whose long-term consequences for Western civilization have been as profound as those of World War I, the event ironically called “the war to end all wars.” American writer Ernest Hemingway participated in the First World War as a young, volunteer ambulance driver for the Italian Army. It was a life-changing event. In his 1929 masterpiece, A Farewell to Arms, he dramatizes the life and adventures of a young volunteer ambulance driver named Frederic Henry. During the centennial anniversary of World War I, we will approach the novel as a fictional definition of the Great War to see how the work embodies so many of the patterns and themes found in that most consequential war.

Retired long-time HKHS teacher Philip R. Devlin will be your guide. Since his retirement 10 years ago, Mr. Devlin has conducted dozens of public presentations to school and civic groups about a variety of historical and literary topics. He is especially interested in the profound effects that World War I has had on the course of Western Civilization– including many of the major issues that face the country today. Mr. Devlin taught American literature, Latin, and history at HK for over 30 years, where he was named high school teacher of the year twice and district teacher of the year once.

The event is free but advance sign up for the series is required. Twenty copies of the book will be available at the desk at the Library.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Apr
12
Wed
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Pirate Days @ Mystic Seaport
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Avast, me hearties! Join the friendly pirates from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a day of family fun.
Follow clues on a treasure map to discover concealed pirates and the final hidden treasure. Warning: your seafaring skills will be put to the test! Learn about pirate history during a rousing performance of “Arrr You Ready To Be a Pirate?” See how pirates of old navigated the open seas at the High Seas Planetarium Show (3 p.m. show; additional ticket required). Create your own pirate souvenir to take home, and play pirate games on the Village Green. There will be photo ops with pirates and high-spirited activities throughout the day.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

LGBT Youth Group @ Middlesex Wellness
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Open Doors. The group is a shoreline LBGT youth discussion group for students in grades 8 to 12. Admission is free, but please bring a non perishable food item for donation.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Apr
13
Thu
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Dobb’s Dishes on Diners @ The New Haven Museum
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

What accounts for our enduring affection for the all-American diner? In conjunction with the “Road Trip!” exhibit at the New Haven Museum, Christopher Dobbs—a diner aficionado and veteran administrator at several Connecticut museums—will present “The Architecture of the American Diner: From Wagon Wheels to Stainless Steel,” on April 13, 2017, at 5:30 pm. at the New Haven Museum. Admission will be free of charge.

Opening Day for the Hartford Yard Goats! @ Dunkin Donuts Stadium
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The wait is over!!!! The BIGGEST opening day in Hartford in a long time!!! Come watch us play New Hampshire!!!

Apr
14
Fri
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Easter Fun Days! @ CT Trolley Museum
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Easter Bunny will be roaming the grounds and posing for pictures from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Each child will receive an extra-large Easter egg full of goodies when they complete an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Additionally, there will be face painting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and a make and take art craft.
Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find more static trolley cars and artifacts, a theater showing a short film about trolleys and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.
There are picnic tables on the grounds so pack a lunch and relax awhile as you watch the trolleys arrive and depart from North Road Station.

Apr
15
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
Apr 15 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison, is widely regarded as a premier birding area in Connecticut. Approximately 240 species of birds occur there annually, in its diverse habitats of marsh, open water, woodland, grassland and shoreline. Beginners are welcome. No need to pre-register. Bring binoculars (rentals available). Expert birder Jerry Connolly will lead the tour.

April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Easter Fun Days! @ CT Trolley Museum
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Easter Bunny will be roaming the grounds and posing for pictures from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Each child will receive an extra-large Easter egg full of goodies when they complete an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Additionally, there will be face painting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and a make and take art craft.
Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. Learn historic information about each car you ride and how the museum began. Inside the Visitor Center you will find more static trolley cars and artifacts, a theater showing a short film about trolleys and a gift shop to buy that ‘special’ souvenir. On the same grounds is the Connecticut Fire Museum complete with antique fire trucks and apparatus. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entrance is included with your admission price.
There are picnic tables on the grounds so pack a lunch and relax awhile as you watch the trolleys arrive and depart from North Road Station.

Science Saturday @ Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This fun drop-in program, designed for children ages 7-11, encourages participants to explore the intersections between art and science. Each month features a different gallery learning session, mini-experiment and hands-on art project. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics), integrated fun.

Whisky Tasting Fundraiser @ Copper Beach Inn
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join in the fun while we raise money for our next Ivoryton Illuminations!!!

Enjoy whisky and pairings from Chef Carlos Cassar

Apr
16
Sun
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Apr
18
Tue
TEDxHCH Library Salon @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the third Tuesday of the month for TEDxHCHLibrary Salon! Guided by TED talks, experts and members of our community, join us on the third Tuesday of the month, in a safe, provocative and comfortable place for engaging ideas.

April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Deep River Garden Club @ Deep River Ambulance Headquarters
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we plan our gardens and learn new things from each others knowledge!

Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms @ Killingworth LIbrary
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Killingworth Library will host a Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms by Philip Devlin. The series will take place on Tuesday evenings, April 11,18, 25, and May 9 at 7pm at the Library.

April 6, 2017, will mark the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. It is hard to imagine an historical event in the 20th century whose long-term consequences for Western civilization have been as profound as those of World War I, the event ironically called “the war to end all wars.” American writer Ernest Hemingway participated in the First World War as a young, volunteer ambulance driver for the Italian Army. It was a life-changing event. In his 1929 masterpiece, A Farewell to Arms, he dramatizes the life and adventures of a young volunteer ambulance driver named Frederic Henry. During the centennial anniversary of World War I, we will approach the novel as a fictional definition of the Great War to see how the work embodies so many of the patterns and themes found in that most consequential war.

Retired long-time HKHS teacher Philip R. Devlin will be your guide. Since his retirement 10 years ago, Mr. Devlin has conducted dozens of public presentations to school and civic groups about a variety of historical and literary topics. He is especially interested in the profound effects that World War I has had on the course of Western Civilization– including many of the major issues that face the country today. Mr. Devlin taught American literature, Latin, and history at HK for over 30 years, where he was named high school teacher of the year twice and district teacher of the year once.

The event is free but advance sign up for the series is required. Twenty copies of the book will be available at the desk at the Library.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Apr
19
Wed
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Apr
20
Thu
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Mystery Book Club @ Killingworth Public Library
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

IF you love reading mysteries, join us. Enlighten us with your opinions!

Apr
21
Fri
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Apr
22
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
Apr 22 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison, is widely regarded as a premier birding area in Connecticut. Approximately 240 species of birds occur there annually, in its diverse habitats of marsh, open water, woodland, grassland and shoreline. Beginners are welcome. No need to pre-register. Bring binoculars (rentals available). Expert birder Jerry Connolly will lead the tour.

Earth Day Celebration and Fundraiser @ Chatfield Hollow Farm
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 22nd. Join the community at Chatfield Hollow Farm for a day full of nature- and health-related activities for all ages! The event will be held in two sessions: 9:00am-noon and 1:30pm-4:30pm. Both morning and afternoon will feature the same information seminars and activities, including: composting, wetlands, tai chi, meditation, beekeeping, recycling, fire safety, foraging, face painting, live music, plant and book sales, and much more! Food trucks will provide refreshment, and each ticket provides you with one free beverage and one free food item.

ECDHA Spring Plow Match @ Lee Farm
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eastern CT Draft Horse Association Plow Match. University of CT, Lee Farm, corner of Route 44 and North River Road in Coventry. 9AM start time. $15.00 per adult teamster, $10 juniors. Open to members and nonmembers. Spectators welcome. Ribbons & trophies. Coffee & donuts available in the morning. Bring your own lunch. For more information: Dale Naegeli (860) 742-7117

April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Earth Day Celebration and Fundraiser @ Chatfield Hollow Farm
Apr 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 22nd. Join the community at Chatfield Hollow Farm for a day full of nature- and health-related activities for all ages! The event will be held in two sessions: 9:00am-noon and 1:30pm-4:30pm. Both morning and afternoon will feature the same information seminars and activities, including: composting, wetlands, tai chi, meditation, beekeeping, recycling, fire safety, foraging, face painting, live music, plant and book sales, and much more! Food trucks will provide refreshment, and each ticket provides you with one free beverage and one free food item.

Community Music School Gala @ The Lace Factory
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Community Music School’s largest annual fund raiser is the CMS Gala and this year we’ll transport guests back to the 30’s and 40’s with “Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for the Community Music School”. The greatest hits of the swing era will be performed by faculty and students. Don’t forget your dancing shoes so you can learn to jitterbug, lindy hop and boogie woogie during the night! The event takes place in Deep River at The Lace Factory and includes a lively cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. The party continues with gourmet food stations and fabulous musical entertainment provided by CMS faculty and students.

Featured faculty, student performers & guests: Tom Boates, Tom Briggs (music director), Joni Gage, Emma Hunt, Patricia Hurley, Barbara Malinsky, Matt McCauley, Kevin O’Neil, Courtney Parrish, Gary Ribchinsky, Andy Sherwood, Andrew Studenski, and more!
Supporters of the CMS Gala will ensure that the arts remain accessible to all with proceeds benefiting the CMS Scholarship Fund, music therapy services, and outreach in the greater community.

Apr
23
Sun
April School Vacation @ CT Science Center
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking for something fun to do over school vacation week? Celebrate Earth Day all vacation long with earth themed science and activities every day. Explore the wonder of earth and “See the Unseen” from deep sea to the outer reaches of Earth in the all new Science Alley. See the new traveling exhibit Engineering Earth and discover the wonder that lies beneath our feet. You won’t want to miss Live Science, storytime, and 3D movies.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival @ Wooster Square
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Celebration of spring commemorates the planting of 73 cherry blossom trees in 1973 by the New Haven Historic Commission in cooperation with the New Haven Parks Department. Featuring live entertainment including jazz, steel band and big band music, and opera. Children’s Area with arts and crafts, pet-related interest area and a great range of food and display tables.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Apr
24
Mon
The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Apr
25
Tue
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms @ Killingworth LIbrary
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Killingworth Library will host a Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms by Philip Devlin. The series will take place on Tuesday evenings, April 11,18, 25, and May 9 at 7pm at the Library.

April 6, 2017, will mark the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. It is hard to imagine an historical event in the 20th century whose long-term consequences for Western civilization have been as profound as those of World War I, the event ironically called “the war to end all wars.” American writer Ernest Hemingway participated in the First World War as a young, volunteer ambulance driver for the Italian Army. It was a life-changing event. In his 1929 masterpiece, A Farewell to Arms, he dramatizes the life and adventures of a young volunteer ambulance driver named Frederic Henry. During the centennial anniversary of World War I, we will approach the novel as a fictional definition of the Great War to see how the work embodies so many of the patterns and themes found in that most consequential war.

Retired long-time HKHS teacher Philip R. Devlin will be your guide. Since his retirement 10 years ago, Mr. Devlin has conducted dozens of public presentations to school and civic groups about a variety of historical and literary topics. He is especially interested in the profound effects that World War I has had on the course of Western Civilization– including many of the major issues that face the country today. Mr. Devlin taught American literature, Latin, and history at HK for over 30 years, where he was named high school teacher of the year twice and district teacher of the year once.

The event is free but advance sign up for the series is required. Twenty copies of the book will be available at the desk at the Library.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

Apr
26
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Madison Happiness Club @ Scranton Memorial Library
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We all need it these days more than ever!!! Join us and lift your spirits!

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

Apr
27
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Apr
28
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Raise Your Glass for Habitat for Humanity @ Westbrook Elks Club
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join in the fun to raise money for the Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity! Tastings from CT Based Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries! Refreshments!!

Apr
29
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
Apr 29 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison, is widely regarded as a premier birding area in Connecticut. Approximately 240 species of birds occur there annually, in its diverse habitats of marsh, open water, woodland, grassland and shoreline. Beginners are welcome. No need to pre-register. Bring binoculars (rentals available). Expert birder Jerry Connolly will lead the tour.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Apr
30
Sun
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

May
1
Mon
The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

May
2
Tue
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Shoreline Civil War Discussion Group @ Acton Public Library
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join the discussion. Add to our conversation, learn something new.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

May
3
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

May
4
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Trivia Nights! @ Scranton Library
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come by yourself or with a team up to six and join in the fun!!

May
5
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

May
6
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
May 6 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison, is widely regarded as a premier birding area in Connecticut. Approximately 240 species of birds occur there annually, in its diverse habitats of marsh, open water, woodland, grassland and shoreline. Beginners are welcome. No need to pre-register. Bring binoculars (rentals available). Expert birder Jerry Connolly will lead the tour.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

May Market @ The Hill-Stead Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May Market is Hill-Stead Museum’s highly popular “home, garden and gourmet” benefit event featuring premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, live entertainment, children’s activities, gourmet food, and a museum open house!

One of the Farmington Valley’s finest and longest-running springtime celebrations, May Market has welcomed new and returning visitors to Hill-Stead’s beautiful grounds for more than 30 years. A perennial favorite, May Market earned “Editor’s Choice – Top 20 Event” designation from Yankee Magazine in both 2014 and 2015.

May Market has been raising essential operating funds to help care for the circa 1901 Colonial Revival home, priceless art collection and beautiful gardens and grounds for more than 30 years.

The Artists of Gallery One and Friends @ Guilford Art Center
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member Artists include: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube, Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg, and Jill Vaughn. Invited Artists include: William Vollers, Kelly Leahy Radding, and Bryan Gorneau. Opening reception on April 21, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Closing reception with gallery talk by Julia Pavone on May 7, from 2 p.m to 4

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Juleps and Jockey’s (Kentucky Derby Fundraiser) @ Lyme Art Association
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club is hosting its annual spring fundraiser on 5/6/17 – Derby Style. Online tickets coming soon. Great food, beer, wine and, of course, bourbon. Fantastic raffle and silent auction items. All to benefit the Love Your Playground project. Building an all ability accessible playground for all ages!

May
7
Sun
Yoga Festival @ The Sanctuary
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Our one-day festival will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2017, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, at The Sanctuary in East Haddam. The Sanctuary is a 40-acre land trust and sustainable community. The festival schedule includes yoga classes featuring different traditions, styles and instructors in the “main” tent and 45-minute workshops featuring different topics focusing on movement, experiential learning and lectures (breaking down yoga poses, chanting, drumming, finding your dharma (purpose), managing chronic pain, using essential oils and crystals, etc.). Other experiences include sweat lodge ceremonies, circus and antigravity yoga, guided hikes, labyrinth, chair massage and reflexology. Food will be provided by vegan, local healthy, and sustainable food, smoothies and juices by food truck vendors and vendors and artists will be selling art, jewelry, clothing, soaps, candles, etc. Athleta (West Farms Mall store) will be doing a trunk show. From 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the Cin Tamani Groove Band will perform a kirtan concert.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

May Market @ The Hill-Stead Museum
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

May Market is Hill-Stead Museum’s highly popular “home, garden and gourmet” benefit event featuring premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, live entertainment, children’s activities, gourmet food, and a museum open house!

One of the Farmington Valley’s finest and longest-running springtime celebrations, May Market has welcomed new and returning visitors to Hill-Stead’s beautiful grounds for more than 30 years. A perennial favorite, May Market earned “Editor’s Choice – Top 20 Event” designation from Yankee Magazine in both 2014 and 2015.

May Market has been raising essential operating funds to help care for the circa 1901 Colonial Revival home, priceless art collection and beautiful gardens and grounds for more than 30 years.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a sweet surprise to find a vintage 1914 carousel standing in Bushnell Park. There, by the shadow of skyscrapers and a giant Turkey Oak, a 24-sided pavilion houses 48 hand-carved wooden horses and two lovers’ chariots that swirl around a booming Wurlitzer band organ.

The Knox Foundation brought the carousel to Hartford from Canton, Ohio, in 1974. Jack Dollard, director of the Foundation at the time, and an architect in the city, thought the horses would symbolize Hartford’s restoration.

Then Tracey Cameron, a Hartford resident, spent more than a year restoring the horses to reflect the same fury that Russian immigrants Solomon Stein and Harry Goldstein first carved into their faces in 1914. Mass production and changing tastes led to the demise of hand carving and now collectors, buying up single horses, have dismantled hundreds of carousels. As a result, this carousel is only one of three Stein and Goldstein carousels left in existence.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

May
8
Mon
Sketch a Still Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On the first Monday of every month, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum. Bring your own supplies—pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided

May
9
Tue
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms @ Killingworth LIbrary
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Killingworth Library will host a Guided Reading Experience: Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms by Philip Devlin. The series will take place on Tuesday evenings, April 11,18, 25, and May 9 at 7pm at the Library.

April 6, 2017, will mark the 100th anniversary of American involvement in World War I. It is hard to imagine an historical event in the 20th century whose long-term consequences for Western civilization have been as profound as those of World War I, the event ironically called “the war to end all wars.” American writer Ernest Hemingway participated in the First World War as a young, volunteer ambulance driver for the Italian Army. It was a life-changing event. In his 1929 masterpiece, A Farewell to Arms, he dramatizes the life and adventures of a young volunteer ambulance driver named Frederic Henry. During the centennial anniversary of World War I, we will approach the novel as a fictional definition of the Great War to see how the work embodies so many of the patterns and themes found in that most consequential war.

Retired long-time HKHS teacher Philip R. Devlin will be your guide. Since his retirement 10 years ago, Mr. Devlin has conducted dozens of public presentations to school and civic groups about a variety of historical and literary topics. He is especially interested in the profound effects that World War I has had on the course of Western Civilization– including many of the major issues that face the country today. Mr. Devlin taught American literature, Latin, and history at HK for over 30 years, where he was named high school teacher of the year twice and district teacher of the year once.

The event is free but advance sign up for the series is required. Twenty copies of the book will be available at the desk at the Library.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come be in a safe and welcoming environment and either continue your writing project or see how it feels to put your thoughts on paper!

May
10
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

LGBT Youth Group @ Middlesex Wellness
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Open Doors. The group is a shoreline LBGT youth discussion group for students in grades 8 to 12. Admission is free, but please bring a non perishable food item for donation.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us as we build commmunity, in our community. All are welcome. New to meditation? All are welcome.

May
11
Thu
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

May
12
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

May
13
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
May 13 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison, is widely regarded as a premier birding area in Connecticut. Approximately 240 species of birds occur there annually, in its diverse habitats of marsh, open water, woodland, grassland and shoreline. Beginners are welcome. No need to pre-register. Bring binoculars (rentals available). Expert birder Jerry Connolly will lead the tour.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

The Museum’s latest exhibit Connecticut’s Founding Fish will open to the public March 10th. Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl Brockway skiff and other items related to Shad will be on display for all interested in learning about this important fish that helped shape our region. Join us in celebrating this important species! Through July 31st.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
The approximately 50 works in the exhibition reveal Browne’s artistic flexibility,
from highly accomplished academic depictions to atmospheric Barbizon-influenced
canvases and bright impressionistic scenes. The exhibition is the first solo exhibition
dedicated to Browne in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. Guest
curator Susan G. Larkin, Ph.D., an independent art historian, developed Idylls of
Farm and Garden in partnership with Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to raise awareness
of this female artist who, in her lifetime, was recognized as an accomplished professional
when few women were acknowledged as such. An exhibition catalogue will be available
in The Shop.

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm