October 3, 2022

Community Calendar

May
4
Tue
LOL Schools Budget Referendum @ LOL Middle Scool (OL voters), Lyme Town Hall (Lyme voters)
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Voting will take place from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School for Old Lyme residents and Lyme Town Hall for Lyme residents.

Information on absentee ballot and voter information is available at the following links:

Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School will not be closed during voting hours — students will be following a regular school day.

OL-PGN Library Presents Kindness Cards with Tracie Larson @ Virtual
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join an evening of kindness card creation.

In this free presentation, professional designer and local resident Tracie Larson will demonstrate some creative techniques to improve your card-making skills.

After registering, you will receive instructions regarding collection of your card-making kit at the Library.

You will also need the following materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • A coloring tool; colored pencil, marker or paint

Register here to receive the Zoom link.

 

Youth, Gaming & Gambling Webinar @ Virtual hosted by LYSB, LOL Community Coalition
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


LYME/OLD LYME —
Can video gaming be dangerous for kids?

On Tuesday, May 4, from 7 to 8 p.m., Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau and the Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Community Coalition are sponsoring a Zoom presentation  on youth gaming and gambling. The Parent Teacher Organizations of Lyme, Mile Creek and LOL Middle School are co-sponsoring the event.

This free, interactive workshop will discuss an overview of youth gaming and gambling. Learn from experts about risk factors, and protective factors for prevention, treatment, and recovery. All are welcome.

The presenters are Kaitlin Brown and Kelly Leppard, who both have extensive experience in this field.

Brown is Director of Programs & Services with CT Council on Problem Gambling. Kaitlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor, and holds and International Gaming Disorder Certificate.

Leppard serves as the Primary Prevention Services Coordinator for Problem Gambling Services with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Certified Prevention Specialist.

Register for the presentation at this link.

May
5
Wed
Watch Rock Hike @ Watch Rock, Old Lyme
May 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Photo by Pratik Gupta on Unsplash.

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Land Trust (OLLT), the Old Lyme Open Space Commission and the Old Lyme Inn are sponsoring a “Hiker’s Happy Hour” on Wednesday, May 5.

Hikers should meet at 4:15 p.m. at the Old Lyme Land Trust’s Watch Rock Preserve, in the parking lot at the end of Joel Road. All are welcome.

From Rte. 156, turn off onto Noyes Road, take an immediate right on Caulkins Road and when it bends to the left, take another quick right turn onto Joel Road and follow it to the end.

The pleasant hike will wend its way though the Preserve where hikers will look at coastal forest, a reclaimed meadow, and attempts to restore the native understory vegetation.  Spectacular views of the Connecticut River are also to be found.  The hike is flat and easy and will take 45 minutes.

Hikers should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring insect repellent.

Post-Hike Happy Hour at Old Lyme Inn @ Old Lyme Inn
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Photo by Pratik Gupta on Unsplash.

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Land Trust (OLLT), the Old Lyme Open Space Commission and the Old Lyme Inn are sponsoring a “Hiker’s Happy Hour” on Wednesday, May 5.

Hikers can enjoy a friendly happy hour at the nearby Old Lyme Inn but you need not hike to enjoy the event! The happy hour at the Inn will begin at 5 p.m. for hikers and others alike.

The public is invited to join the hike and/or the happy hour.

A Watch Rock Preserve trail map may be found at the Old Lyme Land Trust website.

P.S. In the event of rain, meet at the Old Lyme Inn for Happy Hour instead of Watch Rock.

May
7
Fri
Duck River Garden Club Hosts Annual Plant Sale @ Old Lyme Shopping Center
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
8
Sat
Duck River Garden Club Hosts Annual Plant Sale @ Old Lyme Shopping Center
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
LYSB Youth Art Show @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plant Sale @ Lyme Grange
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LYME — On Saturday, May 8, the Lyme Grange hosts a Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grange sited on the corner of Sterling City Rd, and Rte. 156 in Lyme.

A great selection of perennials and annuals will be offered for sale.

All proceeds benefit the work of the Grange.

May
11
Tue
Smoke Screen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know @ Virtual
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
13
Thu
SECWAC Presents “The Irish Revolution,1919-1921, in a Global Context”
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fearghal McGarry presents “The Irish Revolution,1919-1921, in a Global Context”

When: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Registration required. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation. We will be using Zoom meetings.
https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-4232326

If you are new to Zoom virtual meetings and would like to learn more about how to join us, visit zoom.us for more information. Also, feel free to call us at 860-912-5718 for technical advice prior to the event. We will not be able to resolve issues during the meeting. A link to the recording will be shared via email following the meeting.

Presenter: Fearghal McGarry, Queens University Belfast and Boston College

The Topic: 2021 marks the culmination of a remarkable series of 100th anniversaries of events that significantly impacted the twentieth century: World War I, the Russian Revolution, the first commitment of American troops to a land war in Europe, and the beginnings of the end of the British Empire with the independence of (most) of Ireland after a bitter War of Independence, 1919-1921. Professor McGarry will discuss the Irish revolution within its transnational and global contexts.

Cost: Free for members, guests $20

OL-PGN Library Hosts ‘Voyaging With Marionette’ Author Presentation @ Virtual
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

OLD LYME — Through the choppy waters of restoration to the calm seas of seasoned boat ownership, local author Ron Breault will take attendees on a 25-year virtual voyage of his sailing life aboard Marionette.

Visit this link to read a review by Felix Kloman of Voyaging with Marionette, which was published Aug. 3, 2020 on LymeLine.com.

May
15
Sat
LYSB Youth Art Show @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
17
Mon
Town of Old Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May
19
Wed
Town of Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Outside Lyme Town Hall
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
22
Sat
Pollinator Party Hosted by RTPEC
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Aerial view of 100 Lyme St., the former site of the Bee & Thistle Inn, where the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center will host a Pollinator Party on Saturday.

OLD LYME — On Saturday, May 22, enjoy a day of outdoor fun and family friendly activities at the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center’s Pollinator Party.

This is an opportunity for families to visit the new home of the RTP Estuary Center at 100 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, the former home of the Bee & Thistle Inn.

There will be scavenger hunts, a pollinator planting station, rock painting, and plenty of time to meet staff and board members, ask questions, and have fun.

This is a free event for all ages but registration is required. Suggested donation is $20.

Pollinator seeds have kindly been donated by the Dominion’s Project Plant It!

Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. In order to meet social distancing guidelines, families are asked to register for one of three times slots listed on the registration site at https://www.ctaudubon.org/2021/05/rtpec-pollinator-party-may-22nd/.

For more information about the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center and its programs, visit https://www.ctaudubon.org/rtp-estuary-home/.

Work Party Hosted by OL Land Trust to Clear Invasive Plants @ 14 Sill Ln., Old Lyme
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Land Trust owns a large field lot at 14 Sill Lane.  The Trust recently had a contractor clear the very overgrown northeast corner of the property, which was extremely overgrown with invasive plants.

On Saturday, May 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., a Work Party is now planned with the aim of cleaning up the remaining surface to keep the area mowed and prevent the invasive plant from growing back.

The location for the event is 14 Sill Lane — park along the road in front of the stone wall.

Bring gloves, metal rakes, pitch fork, perhaps a tarp.

The plan is to haul the debris to the transfer station.  If you can provide a pick-up truck or dump trailer, it would be much appreciated.

LYSB Youth Art Show @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
23
Sun
Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic @ Old Saybrook MS
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYME/OLD LYME/OLD SAYBROOK — The last chance locally for a while to vaccinate adults and 12- to 15-year-old children against COVID-19 will be held this Sunday, May 23.

The clinic will be held at Old Saybrook Middle School (OSMS) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You choose whether to have a Pfizer, Moderna or J & J vaccine administered.

You will not need to exit your car to receive the vaccine.

After you and/or your child has been vaccinated, you can choose a breakfast sandwich between 9 and 11 a.m. and a hot dog or hamburger between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The OSMS is located at 60 Sheffield St., Old Saybrook.

May
25
Tue
DRGC Monthly Meeting: Heirloom Gardens @ Duck River Garden Club Virtual Meeting
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 25, Heirloom Gardens, with Linda Turner, Florence Griswold Museum garden coordinator.

Email Karen Geisler, DRGC president, karengr007@gmail.com to register and receive Zoom log-in credentials. DRGC welcomes new members; contact Karen, 860-434-5321, see membership form on website. Attendance at our virtual programs counts toward the required two meetings for prospective club members.

SECWAC Presents ‘The Plight of the Ulighurs in China’ @ Virtual
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

May 25th at 6 p.m. for a virtual event with Joshua Freeman of Princeton University (“The Plight of the Ulighurs in China”)

May
31
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony Hosted by Lyme Veterans Committee @ In front of Lyme Town Hall
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Old Lyme’s Memorial Day Parade @ Lyme St. & McCurdy Rd.
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Jun
2
Wed
Guided Hike at Champlain North To Barbizon Oak
Jun 2 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Land Trust (OLLT), the Old Lyme Open Space Commission and the Old Lyme Inn are sponsoring a “Hiker’s Happy Hour” on Wednesday, June 2.

A guided walk will leave at 4:15 p.m. from the red trailhead in the Champlain North Open Space, located at the end of Wyckford Lane, just north of the I-95 exit 70.  People preferring an easy, level walk can just go a short way to the Barbizon Oak, a 300-year-old historic landmark.

All are welcome.

After the hike, people will re-group at the nearby Old Lyme Inn for a 5 to 7 p.m. friendly happy hour, with half-price drinks the first hour. You need not hike to enjoy the event; the happy hour at the Inn will begin at 5 p.m. for hikers and others alike.

Additional “Hikers’ Happy Hours” are scheduled for Sept. 1 and Oct. 6, with locations to be announced.

Information on the Champlain North Open Space and its trails may be found at: https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/open-space-commission/pages/champlain-north.

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 trailhead.

Hiker’s Happy Hour @ Old Lyme Inn
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Land Trust (OLLT), the Old Lyme Open Space Commission and the Old Lyme Inn are sponsoring a “Hiker’s Happy Hour” on Wednesday, June 2.

A guided walk will leave at 4:15 p.m. from the red trailhead in the Champlain North Open Space, located at the end of Wyckford Lane, just north of the I-95 exit 70.  People preferring an easy, level walk can just go a short way to the Barbizon Oak, a 300-year-old historic landmark.

All are welcome.

After the hike, people will re-group at the nearby Old Lyme Inn for a 5 to 7 p.m. friendly happy hour, with half-price drinks the first hour. You need not hike to enjoy the event; the happy hour at the Inn will begin at 5 p.m. for hikers and others alike.

Additional “Hikers’ Happy Hours” are scheduled for Sept. 1 and Oct. 6, with locations to be announced.

Information on the Champlain North Open Space and its trails may be found at: https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/open-space-commission/pages/champlain-north.

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 trailhead.

‘The Nut Museum – The Visionary Art of Elizabeth Tashjian’ Virtual Presentation by OL-PGN Library @ Virtual
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

The Nut Museum – The Visionary Art of Elizabeth Tashjian

Wednesday, June 2 , 6:30—7:30 PM via Zoom

Do you remember Old Lyme’s Nut Museum?  Elizabeth Tashjian (1912-2007) opened the Nut Museum in 1972 on the ground floor of her Victorian home in Old Lyme. The museum featured Miss Tashjian’s original artwork devoted to nuts, her collection of nuts, and, for her museum visitors, a capella performances of her songs about nuts.

Beginning in 1981, Miss Tashjian appeared regularly on late-night television talk shows, including twice on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. In response to her new-found celebrity status, Miss Tashjian transformed herself from an academically-trained painter into an avant-garde visual and performance artist.

This talk explores the unique trajectory of Elizabeth Tashjian’s life and her eclectic artistic career.

Christopher B. Steiner, PhD, – Professor of Art History & Anthropology at Connecticut College  will talk about the rescue mission and the archival process of preserving Miss Tashjian’s unique collection.

To register, visit the library website http://oldlyme.lioninc.org/

Jun
4
Fri
Mental Health First Aid Class Hosted by Lyme Church @ First Congregational Church of Lyme
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

LYME — The First Congregational Church of Lyme is offering a Mental Health First Aid class in two sessions on Friday, June 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You must attend the full eight hours to receive the certificate.

The church is hosting this class for the whole Lyme community. Pastor Susan Olsen stresses, “It’s not a religious class–please invite anyone who might be interested.”

This is an eight-hour class designed to help laypersons recognize the early signs of mental health crises, and take some steps to offer support until more advanced help arrives.  It is an engaging, interactive course that teaches important skills for members of communities and families.

Bring snacks or meals as you wish to either/both classes.

RSVP to pastorsusanolson@gmail.com.

Cost is $10. If that presents a hardship, simply ask and scholarship funds can be found.

Jun
5
Sat
CT Trails Day
Jun 5 @ 2:55 am – 3:55 am
Mental Health First Aid Class Hosted by Lyme Church @ First Congregational Church of Lyme
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

LYME — The First Congregational Church of Lyme is offering a Mental Health First Aid class in two sessions on Friday, June 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You must attend the full eight hours to receive the certificate.

The church is hosting this class for the whole Lyme community. Pastor Susan Olsen stresses, “It’s not a religious class–please invite anyone who might be interested.”

This is an eight-hour class designed to help laypersons recognize the early signs of mental health crises, and take some steps to offer support until more advanced help arrives.

It is an engaging, interactive course that teaches important skills for members of communities and families.

Bring snacks or meals as you wish to either/both classes.

RSVP to pastorsusanolson@gmail.com.

Cost is $10. If that presents a hardship, simply ask and scholarship funds can be found.

Riverside Preserve Community Work Day Hosted by Lyme Land Trust
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

CT Trails Day–Riverside Preserve Community Work Day

 

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: Riverside Preserve, Salem Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

We invite you to take part in a Community Work Day to improve the site of a Pollinator Meadow and nature trail at the Lyme Land Trust’s Riverside Preserve, a haven for butterflies and other pollinators along the bank of the Eightmile River. Learn to recognize the native and invasive plants in the meadow. Native wildflowers that benefit pollinators will be identified and nurtured. Find out which plants are invasive and help us remove them. Leave with the knowledge and resources to create a pollinator patch of your own.

 

Bring tools: a pair of work gloves, clippers/loppers, a shovel, and a water bottle.

 

The walk is sponsored by Lyme Pollinator Pathway, an initiative of the Town of Lyme, and the Lyme Land Trust.

Reservations required: Sue.Cope@lymelandtrust.org