September 30, 2022

Community Calendar

1st Annual Community Plant & Bulb Swap @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

OLD LYME — Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library hosts its first Annual Community Plant & Bulb Swap.

Fall is the perfect time to divide your perennials and bulbs, so pot or bag the ones you have to swap and then label them– but you do not need to have plants to swap to participate.

A Master Gardener will be available to answer questions

It is requested that no invasive plants are brought to swap.

This event, which is co-sponsored by Duck River Garden Club of Old Lyme, will be held rain or shine either on the Library Lawn or in the Community Room as the weather dictates.

Wee Faerie Village with ‘Twinkle Point’ Theme Opens @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Conduct Us” with Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra @ Hygienic Art Park
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Conduct Us” October 2, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Hygienic Art Park

On Sunday, October 2 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will be located at Hygienic Arts waiting to perform, all they need is a conductor. The general public will have a chance to conduct In the Hall of the Mountain King, Blue Danube WaltzToreador Song from Carmen, Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld, and William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme.) Everyone is invited to step up to the podium and try their hand at conducting the orchestra. Our Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada will be there to give guidance and encouragement to the volunteer maestros!

Hygienic Art is located at 79 Bank Street, New London. This unique experience is free and open to the public in the outdoor Frank Loomis Palmer Amphitheater. Pack a lunch or enjoy takeout from the many eateries on Bank Street and come enjoy a gorgeous fall afternoon with us. Families and children are welcome and encouraged.

“Conduct Us” started when the ECSO participated in the international Make Music Day movement, which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! We last held this fun community event in Mystic River Park and we are delighted to bring it to New London.

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.

‘Palate to Palette’ at Lyme Art Association @ Lyme Art Association
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Musical Masterworks @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Musical Masterworks @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Luanne Rice at OL-PGN Library @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Con Brio Christmas Concert @ Christ The King Church
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Con Brio Christmas Concert
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm