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.

 

Feb
26
Sun
Paczkina na Karnawal Event @ SS Cyril and Methodius Church
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford, Inc.
Invites you to come and enjoy these traditional pre-Lenten treats
before or after Mass in the Lower Hall of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church
63 Popieluszko Court (between Wyllys Street and Charter Oak Avenue)
Hartford, Connecticut
Pączki na Karnawał !!!
Pączki for Mardi Gras
The last Thursday before the beginning of Lent, Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday), is
the time to eat Pączki (jelly doughnuts). There will be a display and sale of Polish
Easter items, including pisanki (painted Easter eggs), wooden butter molds,
ceramic lambs, together with more surprises!
For further information, call (860) 659-0356.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

CT Flower and Garden Show @ Ct Convention Center
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The colorful, fragant show covers almost three acre with the 2017 theme, “Woodland Enchantment, ” with creative and practical ideas for house, aprtment and condo dwellers alike.
Highlight include:
– Over an acre of gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardents.
– The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2017 Advance Standard Flower Show: more than 12,000 square feet of a design, horticulture and photography competition with more than 250 judged entries, all with the “Woodland Enchantment” theme.
– Over 300 booths of displays, activities, and shopping.
– More than 80 hours of seminars.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Bridal Show @ The Wadsworth Mansion
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This event is designed to be specifically against incresing stress levels, easing the wedding vendor selection process. In other words, it’s fun. This show features an intimate, curated list of the Mansion’s favorite vendors, representing a multitude of services. Win a $500 discount off of a new Wadsworth Mansion wedding rental.

The Eagle Flyer @ The Valley Railroad
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars. Master Wildlife Conservationists from CT’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be on board to share their knowledge of the wildlife that calls the Connecticut River Valley home.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Feb 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.

Bob Frishman Discusses Old Clocks @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Clinton Historical Society presents the first lecture in the Victor & Lynnabeth Mays Lecture Series here at the Henry Carter Hull Library on Sunday, February 26 at 2pm! Bob Frishman has repaired, restored, collected, sold and researched antique clocks since 1980. His business, Bell-Time Clocks is located in Andover, MA. He lectures regularly about the history, science and culture of mechanical timekeeping and has authored many articles. Should anyone have a desire for information about old clocks or watches they possess, they are encouraged to bring them.

The Eagle Flyer @ Valley Railroad
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Eagle Flyer is a unique 2-1/2 hour eco-excursion in the Connecticut River Valley. Trees stripped of their foliage afford clear views of the surrounding forest and the Connecticut River; wildlife can be observed from the cozy confines of heated vintage rail cars. Master Wildlife Conservationists from CT’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be on board to share their knowledge of the wildlife that calls the Connecticut River Valley home.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Feb 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Kalevala Day @ First Congregational Church
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come experience a musical interpretation of the epic narrative of the Finnish People known as the Kalevala. An ancient oral tradition that was compiled by Elias Lonnrot in the 1800s, the Kalevala is a collection of poetry, songs and folk tales that played an important role in forming Finnish National Identity. This important work of literature tells of the mythical creation and the world, plants, and animals. The Kalevala has gone on to inspire musicians, writers, and artists to create works based on the characters and stories.

Join us to celebrate Kalevala Day here at the First Congregational Church in Portland with our own Kasha Breau as she sings songs and tells stories about the myth and magic of these epic tales of Finland on the kantele (Finnish zither) and harp. Kasha will also have her friends from the Wild Notes, Mickey Koth, fiddle, and John Kalinowski, accordion and concertina, as well as her husband Bob playing music from Finland.

Oscar Party 2017 @ The Kate
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the Kate’s annual red-carpet event that honors our 12-time Oscar Nominated, 4-time-winning namesake and makes for a great party and fundraiser. Walk the red carpet. Pose for a photo or two. Hold a real Oscar. Watch the Oscars live on the Kate’s gigantic screen as you indulge in delicious appetizers, treats, and beverages. Come and celebrate like a star!

Feb
27
Mon
Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Skate with a Roller Girl! @ Waterbury Rollermagic
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
28
Tue
Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Feb 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.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Feb 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.

Bridging the Arts Winter Film Series @ The Kate
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Curated film series co-sponsored by Lyme Academy College of the Arts and The Kate. The film series features art films produced by the highly regarded Checkerboard Film Foundation, Inc., which document iconic artists who are making unique and important contributions to American arts.

Ivoryton All Saints Episcopal Church Pancake Supper to benefit IRIS @ Deep River Congregational Church
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Because of the extraordinary challenges faced by refugees in the present climate, All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Ivoryton plans to dedicate the proceeds of its annual pancake supper, to be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, to the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services of Connecticut (IRIS). This event is open to the general public and will take place at the Deep River Congregational Church, at 1 Church Street, Deep River, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ashley Makar, the Director of Community Co-Sponsorship at IRIS and a graduate of Yale Divinity School, will speak about the organization’s work and the plight of refugees, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. followed by a pancake supper from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and can be obtained from area churches, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, at the door and online.

A Conversation with Emily Mann @ Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Known for her politically edgy and documentary style, director and playwright Emily Mann is currently in her 27th season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Join Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan’s Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater, for a conversation with Ms. Mann, recipient of a Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts; a 2015 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights’ Award; and a 2015 Margo Jones Award, given to a “citizen of the theater who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theater everywhere.”

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Feb 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
1
Wed
Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

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

Raising Digital Natives with Character @ Conard High School
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Digital Native is a person who was raised in a technologically advanced, media-saturated world. And as a result, the way they process information, form social relationships, and make decisions differs dramatically from those of us who were raised in previous generations — in the absence of modern technological innovation.

Although digital natives vary in age, the term is usually applied to people who were born after 1980. That’s when cell phones, video games, cable television, and personal computers started to become accessible to the average American family. These technologies have rapidly changed over time. And new innovations such as social networking sites have emerged, adding an additional layer of complexity to the lives of digital natives.

So what’s the problem? Our kids are growing up in the constantly evolving information age and there is still so much we as parents and educators are still figuring out. Their job is to venture into it with excitement and abandon and our job is to keep them safe, but also to raise them to be independent adults with character who can fend for themselves.

As with any generation, we are faced with new challenges we didn’t experience in our own growing up, and our children are quick to learn and act.

Join us Wednesday March 1st to join in the conversation about how to embrace and live in the digital age with hope rather than fear.

Mar
2
Thu
CT Arts Day @ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY – a day to celebrate and to learn about the successes and aspirations of the arts and cultural sector in Connecticut.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Open Mic: Hosted by Poet Amin @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Mar 2 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Program invites poets, musicians, comedians, and performers to transform their galleries into a stage of cultural entertainment.

Trivia Nights! @ Scranton Library
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

LoHud Comedy @ The Kate
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Adam Oliensis has spent decades studying philosophy & martial arts, and has undergone extensive psychotherapy. Twice. But no amount of discipline (intellectual, spiritual, or physical) could prepare him for the slow chipping away of self-esteem that comes with being a husband, and a father. Especially the father of teenage girls.

In his Stand-Up Adam mines the absurdities, ironies, and silliness that arise in the most humbling everyday situations (with which he is continues to gain vast experience).

Mike Jacobs’ edgy brand of autobiographical comedy traces its roots to the north end of Hartford, Connecticut where he was voted “funniest kid” in his 6th grade class along with “best legs” … but don’t count on seeing them. His stories of “life” are hilarious, relevant to everyone … and true…his outlook on life, liberty, and the pursuit of a plane ride without a screaming kid will leave you coming back for more.

Mar
3
Fri
Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Women Playwrights Initiative @ The Ivoryton Playhouse
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come experience the exciting writings of four women playwrights as we support and lift each other up!

Urban Bush Women @ Wesleyan University Center for the Arts
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Urban Bush Women return to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Walking with ‘Trane (2015), an ethereal investigation conjuring the essence of John Coltrane, inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of the famed jazz saxophonist. Choreographed by founder and Artistic Director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Associate Artistic Director Samantha Speis, and Dramaturg Talvin Wilks in collaboration with the company, the work is set to music by composers George Caldwell and Philip White and inspired by Mr. Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and other works.

Mar
4
Sat
Eagle Watch on the CT River @ Eagle Landing State Park
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Audubon Shop holds the 29th Annual Eagle Watches on the CT River. Participants will have an opportunity to see the national symbol in the wild. Join owner Jerry Connolly who has led bird watching expeditions around the world. So much to learn!!!!

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 4 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Great GrownUp Spelling Bee! @ Andrews Memorial Town Library
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night with the Ivoryton Library @ Centerbrook Meeting House
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What Trivia is coming to entertain us and test our knowledge of trivia. Friends, food, drink and fun!!! Tickets available at the library February 1.

Women Playwrights Initiative @ The Ivoryton Playhouse
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come experience the exciting writings of four women playwrights as we support and lift each other up!

Mar
5
Sun
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Hearts and Flowers @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

First Sundays for Families! @ Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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 5 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Garrison Keillor @ Old Saybrook High School
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stories in Mind, Poems by Heart.” The beloved raconteur, author, and entertainer will share his unique brand of wisdom and humor in what is sure to be an unforgettable afternoon. An installment of the Essex Winter Series.

Mar
6
Mon
Sketch a Still Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 6 @ 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

Save the Monarch! @ Essex Town Hall
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn about the life cycle of the monarch and its habitat from our local expert, Nancy DeBrule-Clemente.

Mar
7
Tue
Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 7 @ 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.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Shoreline Civil War Discussion Group @ Acton Public Library
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 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
8
Wed
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

LGBT Youth Group @ Middlesex Wellness
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 8 @ 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
9
Thu
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Eve of Poetry with Marilyn Nelson @ The Hill-Stead Museum
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy an Eve of Poetry in Hill-Stead’s Libraries

Marilyn Nelson will perform at this unique Live Poets Society event. All proceeds from An Eve of Poetry will benefit The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. This is a rare opportunity to experience Marilyn Nelson in the intimate setting of Hill-Stead’s period rooms.

5:30 Wine and hors d’oeuvres
6:15 Live piano music
6:40 Readings from Hill-Stead’s poetry collection
7:00 Poetry reading by Marilyn Nelson

“Rock Of Ages” @ Cromwell High School
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Cromwell High School Drama Club presents: “Rock of Ages” The jukebox musical tells the story of dreams, love and rock n roll featuring a small town girl and an aspiring rocker who falls in love with the music of the ’80s.

Mar
10
Fri
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Canvas and Cupcakes @ Haddam Killingworth High School
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unleash your inner Picasso in this unique parent/child night activity! Creating a masterpiece and enjoying a treat! Family time at its best!

“Rock Of Ages” @ Cromwell High School
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Cromwell High School Drama Club presents: “Rock of Ages” The jukebox musical tells the story of dreams, love and rock n roll featuring a small town girl and an aspiring rocker who falls in love with the music of the ’80s.

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice edition of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing talent of our local youth.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Mar
11
Sat
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Essex Go Bragh Parade! @ Town Hall Kick-Off
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us Saturday March 11th for the 6th annual Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade and Festival! Parade kickoff time is 10:30 at the Town Hall!

Support and visit local buisnesses while enjoying fun actvities that we have provided! Music, kids activities, and horse drawn wagon rides are just a few!

Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade @ The Capitol Building
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Traditionally this event brings together many different communities from the Greater Hartford area to celebrate the Celtic culture. Begins at the Capitol Building, ends at Bushnell Park. Come join the fun. Be Irish for the day!!!

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice version of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing local youth talent!!

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 11 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Stanley Kolber Bird Photography Workshop @ CT River Museum
Mar 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Stanley Kolber, award winning nature photographer, for a wonderful photography workshop in the museum’s Eagles of Essex exhibit. Birds were Stan’s first love when, some fifteen years ago, he picked up a camera and set a course for photography as a second career and full-time artistic endeavor. And although the subject of his work has evolved, his ardor for birds, and for rendering them lovingly and faithfully, is undiminished. Stan’s work is held in corporate and private collections, and he has had a one-man show at Chelsea, New York’s Pleiades Gallery. He was one of only fourteen artists selected out of four hundred submitting artists nationwide to participate in a Pleiades juried show whose juror was a curator of American Art at the Guggeheim Museum.

In addition to helping skills development, his greatest pleasure in giving workshops is the opportunity to kindle and encourage his audience’s interest in the natural world. He hopes that young people as well as adults will attend the workshops, so that he can impart some of his own enthusiasm to the next generation.

These workshops are very popular!

“Rock Of Ages” @ Cromwell High School
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Cromwell High School Drama Club presents: “Rock of Ages” The jukebox musical tells the story of dreams, love and rock n roll featuring a small town girl and an aspiring rocker who falls in love with the music of the ’80s.

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice edition of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing talent of our local youth.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Stars of the American Ballet @ The Garde Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Eastern Connecticut Ballet and The Garde are proud to co-present “Stars of American Ballet,” to mark ECB’s Silver 25th anniversary and to promote the art of dance in our region.
Experience a breath-taking performance by a cast of stellar dancers from New York City Ballet, including principals Daniel Ulbricht and Sara Mearns. Stars of American Ballet “brings the best dancers to America’s front door.”
With music by all American composers, the program reflects the brilliance of legendary choreographer George Balanchine, including Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Who Cares, his exuberant tribute to the music of George Gershwin. Also, on the program is New York City Ballet Artistic Director Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto in which “the worlds of ballet and modern dance collide.” The pieces will highlight the speed, artistry, musicality and athleticism distinct to New York City Ballet, a perfect program for all audiences.

Mar
12
Sun
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Boy Scout Day @ Mystic Aquarium
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come enjoy Mystic Aquarium and display your Boy Scout pride. Bring your clipboard and pencil to complete our awesome scavenger hunt plus receive a special patch for this event.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

AIDA @ Valley Regional High School
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the Elton John – Tim Rice version of AIDA. Come be impressed by the amazing local youth talent!!

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 12 @ 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.

New Haven St Patrick’s Day Parade @ The Parade Route
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join in the celebration by wearing green because everyone is Irish for the day.
Since the mid-1950s, this parade has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999. Features 3,000 marchers and musical units celebrating the diversity of many cultures.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Spay it Forward @ The Blue Hound Cookery
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Homeward Bound Adoption Events and CT Animal House are teaming up to raise funds for spay and neuter of CT shelter dogs. If every dog that left a CT shelter was already spayed/neutered, there would be fewer dogs in our shelters. Fewer dogs in shelters means fewer dogs euthanized. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately some dogs are adopted out with vouchers to help with the spay/neuter expense but adopters don’t use the vouchers and ultimately, the dogs aren’t neutered/spayed leading to pet overpopulation.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 12 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Mar
14
Tue
Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 14 @ 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.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Mar 14 @ 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
15
Wed
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 15 @ 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
16
Thu
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 16 @ 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.

Film Screening: The Artists Garden at The Kate @ The Kate
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Be one of the first in the world to see this visually captivating new film featuring the Florence Griswold Museum and last summer’s blockbuster, The Artist’s Garden. Event features hors d’oeurves by River Tavern and cocktails before the screening.

Mystery Book Club @ Killingworth Public Library
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Mar
17
Fri
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 17 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland @ Noah Webster House
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sláinte! A Taste of Ireland includes a traditional dinner, drinks, and live entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a delicious meal including homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, and apple pandowdy for dessert. New this year, the Coogan School of Irish Dance of West Hartford demonstrates some traditional Irish step dancing for the crowd. After dinner, singer Tom Hooker Hanford will regale the audience with “A Rovin’” 18th-century tavern songs and Irish selections. Musician, artist, storyteller, and performer extraordinaire, Hanford not only has a beautiful voice, but also plays violin and guitar. At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to play historic tavern games such as Skittles, Captain’s Mistress, and Shove Ha’penny in the lantern-lit circa 1748 birthplace of Noah Webster.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland @ Noah Webster House
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sláinte! A Taste of Ireland includes a traditional dinner, drinks, and live entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a delicious meal including homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, and apple pandowdy for dessert. New this year, the Coogan School of Irish Dance of West Hartford demonstrates some traditional Irish step dancing for the crowd. After dinner, singer Tom Hooker Hanford will regale the audience with “A Rovin’” 18th-century tavern songs and Irish selections. Musician, artist, storyteller, and performer extraordinaire, Hanford not only has a beautiful voice, but also plays violin and guitar. At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to play historic tavern games such as Skittles, Captain’s Mistress, and Shove Ha’penny in the lantern-lit circa 1748 birthplace of Noah Webster.

Mar
18
Sat
O’Niantic 5K @ Niantic Bay Bicycles
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

#ONiantic. No blarney, this is a fast and flat 5K! Start and finish in front of Niantic Bay Bicycles and run by the quiet, off-season cottages in the Pine Grove community of Niantic, one of Hartford Marathon Foundation’s favorite shoreline spots.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong for Health @ Russell Library
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a one hour interactive workshop with Master Teacher David Chandler. In this workshop, David will share the history of Tai Chi, and participants will learn and experience basic principles and movements. Tai Chi is a popular complimentary health practice, taught throughout the world. Health benefits include improvement of symptoms of a number of health issues including arthritis, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, pain, fibromyalgia, mental health disorders, to name a few. Benefits of regular practice also include improvement in flexibility, strength, balance, focus, mood, stress management and overall sense of well- being. No experience is necessary for this fun and informative workshop. David Chandler has been practicing Tai Chi for more than 40 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Integrative Health and Healing and teaches in various locations throughout Connecticut. You can learn more about him at www.eaglesquesttaichi.com

Science Saturday @ Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Mar 18 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Nutmeg State Orchid Show and Sale “Come See our Bloomers!” @ West Hartford Town Hall and Conference Center
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nutmeg State Orchid Society present the 7th annual Orchid Show & Sale.
This is an American Orchid Society (AOS) judged show.
Experience the beauty of hundreds of blooming orchids from around the world.
Purchase choice orchids from internationally recognized orchid growers.
Purchase related arts & crafts from a variety of artisan vendors.
Learn about growing orchids from knowledgeable professionals.

My Fair Lady Presented by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra @ Hamden Middle School
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

I could have danced all night! The NHSO performs its first full-length musical, Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady, with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra onstage. Enjoy “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,”“On the Street Where You Live,” “I’m Getting Married in the Morning,” in this concertized production.
Chelsea Tipton, conductor
Lisa Williamson – Eliza Doolittle
Gary Harger – Henry Higgins
George McTyre – Colonel Pickering

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 18 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Cinderella @ Conard High School
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs and expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of Cinderella!

Mar
19
Sun
Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Nutmeg State Orchid Show and Sale: “Come See our Bloomers!” @ West Hartford Town Hall And Conference Center
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Nutmeg State Orchid Society present the 7th annual Orchid Show & Sale.
This is an American Orchid Society (AOS) judged show.
Experience the beauty of hundreds of blooming orchids from around the world.
Purchase choice orchids from internationally recognized orchid growers.
Purchase related arts & crafts from a variety of artisan vendors.
Learn about growing orchids from knowledgeable professionals and hobbyists.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

O’Hartford 5K @ Bushnell Park
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

#OHartford. Get your Irish Up! O’Hartford 5K and Wee Mile o’fficially caps off St. Patrick’s festivities. Join in this 3.1 mile moving party through downtown Hartford.

St. Patty’s costumes encouraged. Prizes awarded to the most uniquely dressed participants. Irish bagpipers, Celtic fiddlers, refreshments and beer all waiting for you.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 19 @ 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.

Mystic Irish Parade @ Mystic Seaport
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Three hour long parade celebrating Irish heritage featuring bands, floats, dignitaries, national acts and local groups.

The Stone House is Open for Tours! @ The Stone House
Mar 19 @ 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.

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises @ CT River Museum
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Learn their amazing comeback story while getting a unique on-water view aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. A naturalist provides guided narration while free coffee and use of binoculars is also included. Plus, free admission to all Museum galleries featuring the Eagles of Essex exhibit is also included.

Mar
21
Tue
TEDxHCH Library Salon @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 21 @ 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.

Adults Only Coloring Program @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Mar 21 @ 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.

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Bridging the Arts Winter Film Series @ The Kate
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Curated film series co-sponsored by Lyme Academy College of the Arts and The Kate. The film series features art films produced by the highly regarded Checkerboard Film Foundation, Inc., which document iconic artists who are making unique and important contributions to American arts.

Deep River Garden Club @ Deep River Ambulance Headquarters
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Mar 21 @ 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
22
Wed
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
Mar 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.

Spring Fashion Show Luncheon @ Langley's Restaurant
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The New London/Waterford Auxiliary invites you (and friends) to our Spring Fashion Show Luncheon: Spring is Here!

Come with a friend and enjoy Women’s and Men’s Spring & Summer fashions from Macy’s in the Crystal Mall. Fashions will be modeled by Child & Family Agency Auxiliary & Board Members Alva Greenberg, Woody Comstock, Mary Dangremond, Derek Pirruccello, Pat Thompson, Mary Ellen Michalowski, Rick Calvert, and more!

Meditation in the World @ Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 22 @ 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
23
Thu
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.

Mar
24
Fri
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

Mar
25
Sat
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!

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.

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

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.

Mar
26
Sun
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.

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
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
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.

Mar
31
Fri
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
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.

Apr
2
Sun
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.

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
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.

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
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
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.

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
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
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.

Apr
9
Sun
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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

Apr
14
Fri
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.

Apr
15
Sat
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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

Apr
22
Sat
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.

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
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
25
Tue
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.

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
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.

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
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.

Apr
28
Fri
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.

Apr
29
Sat
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.

Apr
30
Sun
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
2
Tue
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

May
6
Sat
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.

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.

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
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.

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
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