October 5, 2022

Community Calendar

Oct
5
Wed
Guided Hike to Champlain North Hosted by OL Land Trust @ Bunny Hutch at OL Inn
Oct 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

OLD LYME — The final Hikers’ Happy Hour of 2022, sponsored by the Open Space Commission, the Old Lyme Land Trust, and the Old Lyme Inn, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

A guided hike will leave at 4:15 p.m. from the Bunny Hutch behind the Old Lyme Inn to explore the Champlain North Preserve.

After the hike, a friendly happy hour at the Old Lyme Inn will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Drinks will be half-price from 5 to 6 p.m.

Even if you do not hike, you are still welcome at the Inn for Happy Hour.

Hikers should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring insect repellent.

In the event of rain, meet at the Old Lyme Inn for Happy Hour instead of the Bunny Hutch.

Information on the Champlain South Open Space and its trails may be found at: https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3616/f/uploads/olos_champlainsouth9.14.2020.pdf

Happy Hour at Old Lyme Inn @ Old Lyme Inn
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OLD LYME — The final Hikers’ Happy Hour of 2022, sponsored by the Open Space Commission, the Old Lyme Land Trust, and the Old Lyme Inn, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

A guided hike will leave at 4:15 p.m. from the Bunny Hutch behind the Old Lyme Inn to explore the Champlain North Preserve.

After the hike, a friendly happy hour at the Old Lyme Inn will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Drinks will be half-price from 5 to 6 p.m.

Even if you do not hike, you are still welcome at the Inn for Happy Hour.

Hikers should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring insect repellent.

In the event of rain, meet at the Old Lyme Inn for Happy Hour instead of the Bunny Hutch.

Information on the Champlain South Open Space and its trails may be found at: https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3616/f/uploads/olos_champlainsouth9.14.2020.pdf

Old Lyme Fire Department’s Annual Open House @ Lyme Street Firehouse
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Fire Department members will demonstrate the Jaws of Life at their Open House on Wednesday. File photo.

The Old Lyme Fire Department will host its annual Open House this evening, Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the main firehouse located on 69 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Conn.

All are welcome to this night of events, food, games and prizes.

Activities will include

  • Fire safety and firefighting demonstrations.
  • Fire truck rides
  • Bike Rodeo and helmet giveaway
  • Life jacket information from the DEEP
  • CHIP Child ID Program information
Learn how to prevent this!

Learn how to prevent this!

State of the art firefighting apparatus and equipment will also be demonstrated and on display.

Information pertinent to preventing fire-related incidents and home evacuation will be available for all ages.

Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have to ensure a safer environment for children and adults.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Oct
8
Sat
Fall Plant Sale Hosted by OL Historical Society @ In front of OLHS building
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Historical Society hosts its Annual Fall Plant Sale Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 12 to 2 p.m.

The sale will be held at the Society‘s 55 Lyme Street location

Potted perennials and annuals of all types and sizes will be on sale at competitive prices.

Proceeds will support the mission of the Society, which is to collect, preserve, and interpret the rich history of Old Lyme, Conn. and its environs for the benefit of residents and visitors. 

Free Outdoor Workshop with Local Artist Barbara Barry @ Watch Rock Preserve
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

OLD LYME — On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Old Lyme Land Trust hosts a Free Outdoor Workshop at Watch Rock Preserve with local artist Barbara Barry.

Nature Journaling with watercolor and pen!

Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 9.

All materials provided or bring your sketchbook and paints as we capture the beauty of the Watch Rock Preserve in watercolor and pen. 

Meet at the Watch Rock Preserve at the parking lot at 10 a.m. and we will all walk in together. (Off Rte. 156 at Joel Road) 

Bring a lightweight chair or blanket to sit on, there are a few tight turns so no rolling bags. Also bring bug spray/sunscreen/hat/water/snacks – whatever you need to feel comfortable carrying and sitting on.

Donations are encouraged.

Oct
9
Sun
Fall Plant Sale Hosted by OL Historical Society @ In front of OLHS building
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Historical Society hosts its Annual Fall Plant Sale Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 12 to 2 p.m.

The sale will be held at the Society‘s 55 Lyme Street location in Old Lyme.

Potted perennials and annuals of all types and sizes will be on sale at competitive prices.

Proceeds will support the mission of the Society, which is to collect, preserve, and interpret the rich history of Old Lyme, Conn. and its environs for the benefit of residents and visitors. 

Oct
12
Wed
Talk on History, Current Status of American Chestnut Tree @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
15
Sat
Birding at Lohmann Preserve @ John Lohmann Preserve, Old Lyme
Oct 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
‘Palate to Palette’ at Lyme Art Association @ Lyme Art Association
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
29
Sat
Luanne Rice at OL-PGN Library @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm