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.

 

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

17th Annual Spring Fashion Show @ Cooper Beech Inn
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To benefit the Child and Family Agency of Southeast CT, presented by the Essex River Valley Auxiliary.

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Book Event: Tales from the Crib @ Florence Griswold Museum
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tales from the Crib: Adventures of a Stressed-Out, Over-Sharing, Modern-Day Mom
is a collection of banana-peel-slipping moments in parenthood by blogger and humor
columnist (and Museum staffer!) DeeDee Filiatreault. Her hilarious, heart-filled
essays span her first decade of parenting from toddler to tween and all the messy
business in between. Tales offers no parenting advice, nor is it a “momoir” with
a tragic backstory. DeeDee is just your standard-issue mom of 2.4 kids in suburban
Connecticut who has no idea what she’s doing.
Tales from the Crib is a witty romp through family life that will make you laugh
out loud, choke up a little, and annoy your husband by making him listen to all
the funny parts.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Magic Show @ Deep River Congregational Church
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Entertainment for the whole family!!! Join Magicians Bob Hale, Barry Moran and Rick St. Pierre. All proceeds benefit Pay4Ward!

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Conversation with Rob Reiner and Jason Reitman @ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live at the CT Forum 25th Anniversary. Reflections on film making, art and life.

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

Artful Connections: For Those Living With Alzheimers and Their Caregivers @ Hill-Stead Museum
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Artful Connections is an open house is designed for people with Alzheimer’s Disease, and their families, caregivers, friends, and anyone interested in learning and relaxing in a peaceful setting.

Tour the museum at your own pace with trained museum guides and volunteers are available in every room to answer questions and provide assistance.
Connect with others while reflecting on art.
Gather in the Makeshift Theater for conversation and self-serve arts and crafts projects.
For more information, please call Kate Ebner at 860.677.4787 ext. 142 or email ebnerk@hillstead.org

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annual Sailing Masters of 1812 Burning of the Ships Commemoration Parade @ Essex Town Hall
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us as we remember our textured past. 12 local fife and drum corps will participate. Ends with a ceremony at the Essex Dock.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 14 @ 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
16
Tue
TEDxHCH Library Salon @ Henry Carter Hull Library
May 16 @ 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.

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Deep River Garden Club @ Deep River Ambulance Headquarters
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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
17
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Mystery Book Club @ Killingworth Public Library
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

May
20
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
May 20 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Science Saturday @ Lyman Allyn Art Museum
May 20 @ 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.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 21 @ 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
22
Mon
Swing for Art Golf Party ~ An Opportunity to Play and Support the LAA! @ Old Lyme Country Club
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s fourth annual Swing for Art Golf Party will be held on Monday, May 22 at the Old Lyme Country Club. This event is going to be a fun and relaxing nine-hole party for men and women at any playing level, followed by cocktails and hearty hors d’oeuvres.

Even if you’re not a golfer, you can participate in the event. You and your guests are invited to attend the cocktail reception, and there are several sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

The fee of $150 per golfer includes cart and cocktail party. For guests who attend the cocktail party only, that begins at 5:30 pm, the cost is $75. Swing for Art begins with a shotgun start at 3:00pm on May 22.

The event’s Presenting Sponsor is The Day, the cocktail reception is sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank and Vitality Spa and Wellness is the chair massage sponsor.

You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to enjoy the exclusive amenities and charm of the Old Lyme Country Club. The Lyme Art Association appreciates your support!

Contact LAA’s Director of Development Gary Parrington at to be part of this year’s Swing for Art adventure.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
May 23 @ 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
24
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Unmasking Homelessness Masquerade Ball @ Woodwinds
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by the Connection, Inc. Come join in the fun as we raise much needed funds for the homeless who live right in our neighborhoods. Come help our fellow CRV residents!

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Page to Stage: 25th Anniversary Benefit Dinner Auction @ Hill-Stead Museum
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

From Page to Stage, Our 25th Annual Benefit Dinner Auction

Join us under the grand tent on our West Lawn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Farmington Valley’s favorite benefit event. This not-to-be-missed gala features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine. Take part in spectacular live and silent auctions offering fine wines, works of art, jewelry, unique travel and entertainment packages.

Tickets
Monet’s Circle Patron $500; Individual $225. Tickets will be available until midnight on May 22.

Auction Items
Check back soon for a sneak peek at auction items

Auctioneer
William O’Reilly, Bonhams, New York

Kerri Powers and Eric Lichter @ Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
26
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

May
27
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
May 27 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden @ The Florence Griswold Museum
May 28 @ 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
30
Tue
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
May 30 @ 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
31
Wed
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Madison Happiness Club @ Scranton Memorial Library
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Trivia Nights! @ Scranton Library
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Jun
3
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
Jun 3 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

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

Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Shoreline Civil War Discussion Group @ Acton Public Library
Jun 6 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 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!

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Jun
9
Fri
Blooms with a View @ Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements interpreting works of art from the Flora/Fauna: The Naturalist Impulse in American Art exhibition. Playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter, each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Blooms with a View @ Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements interpreting works of art from the Flora/Fauna: The Naturalist Impulse in American Art exhibition. Playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter, each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Blooms with a View @ Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements interpreting works of art from the Flora/Fauna: The Naturalist Impulse in American Art exhibition. Playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter, each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Women’s Writers Group @ Women and Family Life Center
Jun 13 @ 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!

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

LGBT Youth Group @ Middlesex Wellness
Jun 14 @ 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.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

Mystery Book Club @ Killingworth Public Library
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Jun
16
Fri
Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

The Branford Festival @ The Branford Green
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come celebrate with us!!! This year’s 33nd edition of the Branford Festival will kick off on Friday, June 16th, 2017 and continue through Sunday, June 18th. If you have never been to the festival, check out the photo gallery of past weekends then check the schedule and make your plans for the weekend. If you are a veteran of the festival, check out what’s new and make your plans for another fun-packed weekend.

Jun
17
Sat
Spring Bird Walks @ The Audubon Shop
Jun 17 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am

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

The Branford Festival @ The Branford Green
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Come celebrate with us!!! This year’s 33nd edition of the Branford Festival will kick off on Friday, June 16th, 2017 and continue through Sunday, June 18th. If you have never been to the festival, check out the photo gallery of past weekends then check the schedule and make your plans for the weekend. If you are a veteran of the festival, check out what’s new and make your plans for another fun-packed weekend.

Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

Connecticut’s Founding Fish @ CT River Museum
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Jun
18
Sun
The Branford Festival @ The Branford Green
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come celebrate with us!!! This year’s 33nd edition of the Branford Festival will kick off on Friday, June 16th, 2017 and continue through Sunday, June 18th. If you have never been to the festival, check out the photo gallery of past weekends then check the schedule and make your plans for the weekend. If you are a veteran of the festival, check out what’s new and make your plans for another fun-packed weekend.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Jun
20
Tue
TEDxHCH Library Salon @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Jun 20 @ 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.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Deep River Garden Club @ Deep River Ambulance Headquarters
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Billy Collins in the Sunken Garden @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The author of ten collections of poetry, Billy Collins was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001-03, and Poet Laureate of New York from 2004 to 2006.

The evening will also feature a special reading by Connecticut State Poet Laureate Rennie McQuilkin and music by Plywood Cowboy.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker with author and journalist Susan Campbell @ Chester Village West
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker with author and journalist Susan Campbell @ Chester Village West | Chester | Connecticut | United States

Author and journalist Susan Campbell’s book, Tempest-Tossed is the first full biography of the passionate, fascinating youngest daughter of the “Fabulous Beecher” family—one of America’s most high-powered families of the nineteenth century. Older sister Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Brother Henry Ward Beecher was one of America’s most influential ministers, and sister Catherine Beecher wrote pivotal works on women’s rights and educational reform. And then there was Isabella Beecher Hooker—“a curiously modern nineteenth-century figure.” She was a leader in the suffrage movement, and a mover and shaker in Hartford’s storied Nook Farm neighborhood and salon. But there is more to the story—to Isabella’s character—than that. 

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Jun
24
Sat
The 6th Annual Run for Chris 5K, with the Y @ Essex Town Hall
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

This year we are partnering with the Y as we run in memory of Christopher Belfoure and raise money for his memorial fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Bushnell Park Carousel @ Bushnell Park
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Madison Happiness Club @ Scranton Memorial Library
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Jul
1
Sat
Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Wethersfield Farmers Market @ 230 Hartford Ave.
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buy from local farmers!!! Farm fresh on Thursdays!! Just in time for your weekend to start fresh!!!!!

Deep River Horseshoes League @ First Congregational Church
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Deep River Horseshoe League was established in 1955. This is the 61″ year of continuing play and Connecticut’s oldest horseshoe league. 60 members and 10 substitutes make up the roster. Members are from the 20’s to 80’s and are comprised of firemen, policeman, lawyers, stock brokers, real estate sales, contractors and some of the employees of the local business community such as Lee Company, Moroso Company, and Whalen Company. Presently there are 2 young ladies that are full time members. There are 20 teams of 3 members each, a A,B,C, player based on their handicap. The league plays on the First Congregational Church green in Deep River, Ct. League play is from April 28 to August 18, 19 weeks on Thursday evening. Playoffs and championship games follow.A new website was created this year with officers and contact information listed, as well as team rosters, current weekly standings and photos.

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

Jul
8
Sat
Lyme Farmers Market @ Ashlawn Farm
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t miss this farm fresh fantastic local farmers market every Saturday!!! Support our local farmers!!!

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecticut’s Founding Fish

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

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

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

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

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

Cornelius Eady at the Sunken Garden @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cornelius Eady’s work as been nominated fo