August 13, 2022

Community Calendar

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

Jun
8
Tue
SECWAC Presents US State Dept’s Abramson on Prospects for a Russia-China Alliance: Moscow’s Calculus.  @ Virtual
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dr. David Abramson

LYME/OLD LYME/AREAWIDE — On Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m., the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) presents Dr. David Abramson of the US State Department speaking on Prospects for a Russia-China Alliance: Moscow’s Calculus.

The presentation will be online via Zoom.

Registration is required at this link. The event is free for members while the fee for guests is $20. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have flirted with and talked around the prospect of a Sino-Russian alliance, but the truth is both sides are reluctant to commit to alliances in general because of the various restraints they impose on members. Uncertainties about future U.S. foreign policy and shifts in the world order heighten those uncertainties.

Dr. David Abramson will discuss these issues from Moscow’s perspective and assess the chances that its increasingly warm and reciprocated public rhetoric about their “comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination” is leading towards a formal alliance.

Dr. Abramson is senior analyst covering Russia’s relations with Asia for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He previously worked for many years as a Central Asia analyst, focusing primarily on domestic and regional politics and Islamic trends in Eurasia.

During 2001-2005, Dr. Abramson spent four years in the Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, monitoring and promoting religious freedom as an element of U.S. foreign policy, advising on outreach to the Muslim world, and engaging with Muslim-American communities.

Dr. Abramson has taught at Georgetown and George Washington universities and published on Islam, foreign assistance in Central Asia, and anthropologists working in national security. His most recent publication is a chapter on Islam and state policies in Uzbekistan in “Islam, Society, and Politics in Central Asia.”

Raised in Storrs, Conn., he later earned his B.A. in Russian language and literature at Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at Indiana University.

If you are new to Zoom virtual meetings and would like to learn more about how to join the event, visit zoom.us for more information. Also, feel free to call 860-912-5718 for technical advice prior to the event. It will not be possible to resolve issues during the meeting.

A link to the recording will be shared via email following the meeting.

Jun
10
Thu
Sounds on the Grounds @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OLD LYME — Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has announced an outdoor summer concert series titled, Sounds on the Grounds, which kicks off tomorrow evening, Thursday, June 10, with performances by Chris Gregor from 5 to 5:45 p.m. followed by Brad Bensko and Kathleen Parks from 6 to 8 p.m.

All are welcome and admission is free. Masks are advised for those who are not vaccinated and children under 12.

The series is being produced in partnership with Nightingale’s Acoustic Café.

Tomorrow is the first of four Thursday evening, outdoor musical events during which attendees can savor a cold beer,  glass of wine or craft cocktails, as well as delicious food truck fare. Lawn games will also be available and children can enjoy a few hours of safely social, family-friendly fun.

The full schedule of concerts is as follows:

Thursday, June 10:
5 – 5:45 pm Chris Gregor
6 – 8 pm Brad Bensko and Kathleen Parks

Thursday, June 17:
5 – 8 p.m. Java Groove

Thursday, June 24:
5 – 5:45 pm John Brown and the Backporch Pickers |
6 – 8 pm Eight Mile River Band

Thursday, July 1:
5 – 5:45 pm Midnight Anthem |
6 – 8 pm Steve Dedman and Plywood Cowboy

Drive-By Graduation Parade @ Town Woods Rd., Rte. 156, Lyme St. & McCurdy Rd.
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
11
Fri
LOLHS Graduation @ Lyme-Old Lyme HS
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
12
Sat
Opening Day for Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farms, Lyme
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

View of The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms in Lyme.

LYME —‘The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms’ in Lyme opens for the season this Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Vendors will include

  • Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm
  • Biscotti and Beyond
  • Bittersweet Farms
  • Chatfield Hollow Farm
  • Confections by Tonie Marie (new – confections!)
  • Dondero Orchards
  • Fat Stone Farm (returning!)
  • From the Farm
  • Long Table Farm
  • Maple Breeze Farm
  • Marna Roons. (New – macaroons!)
  • Sankow Beaver Brook Farm
  • TALK Seafood
  • Tiffany Farms Pasture Raised Beef (started in September and was a HUGE success!)
  • Traveling Italian Chef
  • Wave Hill Breads
CT Open House Day
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut Open House Day Set for Saturday, June 12

Connecticut tourism attractions, including museums, arts and cultural venues, historical sites, nature centers, farms, shops and vineyards, are warmly welcoming back state residents with free or reduced admission or special offers on Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Over 90 businesses across the state are currently signed up to participate in the Connecticut Office of Tourism’s 17th annual event which celebrates the state’s diverse array of history, art, culture, nature and adventure.

This year, both in-person and virtual offerings are available. Browse the growing list of participants and offers at www.CTvisit.com/CTOpenHouseDay.

When:                       Saturday, June 12, 2021 (Times vary by location)

Where:                      Locations statewide

Big Barn Tailgate @ High Hopes
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jun
15
Tue
‘Cherish, Celebrate the CT River,’ Hosted by Saint Ann’s, Episcopal Church of CT, CT River Conservancy
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saint Ann’s, Old Lyme, The Episcopal Church in Connecticut  and the Connecticut River Conservancy  

Present  CHERISH AND CELEBRATE ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER  

Old Lyme, CT (May 19, 2021) On Tuesday June 15 Saint Ann’s Church, Old Lyme, The  Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) and the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) present  “Cherish and Celebrate on the Connecticut River.” Using prayers from God’s Good Earth,  the people of Saint Ann’s, Old Lyme, together with the Rt. Rev. Ian T Douglas, Bishop of  ECCT, will lead a time of worship at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by stories of caring  for the Connecticut River, led by Kelsey Wentling of CRC.  

The in-person option will be at 1 Pilgrim Landing, Old Lyme. The wearing of facial  coverings will be required. Please bring your own chair. Parking assistants will be on site  at 1 Pilgrim Landing. In the event of rain, the gathering will take place at Saint Ann’s, 82  Shore Rd.,(Rt. 156), Old Lyme, CT, two miles off I-95, Exit 70. Parking is adjacent to the  church. For more information, visit Saint Ann’s online at www.saintannsoldlyme.org. The event  is also available via Zoom. Register for either option here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ cherish-celebrate-on-the-connecticut-river-tickets-153881410441 

In the heart of an historic art colony, since 1883 Saint Ann’s Parish has graced the  coastal landscape of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound with a strong presence  and vital commitment to service in the community. Saint Ann’s is a Level 2 Green House  of Worship. This recognition is awarded by the CT Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN),  a program of environmental stewardship that grants certificates of achievement for  implementing eco-friendly measures in buildings and within congregations.  

Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) 

Since 1952, Connecticut River Conservancy has provided a voice for the river. Today, the  organization, members, and volunteers work with partners to protect and restore the river  and four-state watershed. CRC advocates for your rivers, educates, and engages  communities. By coming together, we prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote  enjoyment of the river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy  economies.  

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) is a Christian church devoted to  participating in God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation as followers of Jesus  Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. ECCT is made up of over 150 Episcopal parishes  and close to 60,000 Episcopalians living in Connecticut. The Episcopal Church in  Connecticut is one of over 110 dioceses that collectively form The Episcopal Church, a  U.S.-based member church of the world-wide Anglican Communion.

Jun
18
Fri
Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting @ Clucas Preserve
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
19
Sat
The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
‘Songs From The Elephant’s Trunk’ Concert Hosted by The Ivoryton Playhouse @ Six Summit Gallery
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Opening Reception: 2021 Summer Sculpture Showcase @ Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live@SaintAnn’s Presents The Joint Chiefs @ Saint Ann's Church
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Live@SaintAnn’s presents the Joint Chiefs
Old Lyme, CT — On Saturday, June 19, Live@SaintAnn’s is thrilled to present the Joint Chiefs, a band presenting eclectic Americana and World Music.
Formed in 1995, the group presents “great songs…the kind that are so well written they are able to transcend the style in which they were originally conceived.”
With three critically acclaimed CD’s to their credit (“it matches your juice” in 2000, “Half Fast” in 2004 and “Sending Up a Flare” in 2018), they have also performed at New Haven’s Arts and Ideas Festival, Winterhawk Bluegrass and Beyond, Clearwater Great Hudson’s River Revival, and many radio appearances.
Their music infuses an acoustic dynamic with a delivery that rocks.
Saint Ann’s invites all to come hear the Joint Chiefs’ “tight harmonies and loose attitude.”
The Joint Chiefs will perform outdoors on Saint Ann’s expansive new terrace; seating will be on the lawn–bring your own chairs; feel free to picnic. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $5 for children twelve and under. Grounds open at 5:00, performance at 6:00pm.
Live@SaintAnn’s is a concert series of Saint Ann’s dedicated to bringing music of all kinds to our community and welcoming our community to our campus. Saint Ann’s is an Episcopal parish in Old Lyme, CT, where Provisional Priest-in-Charge the Reverend Dr. Anita Louise Schell welcomes all visitors to this family-friendly event.
Saint Ann’s is located at 82 Shore Road (Rt. 156), two miles off I-95, Exit 70. Parking is adjacent to the church. For more information, visit Saint Ann’s online at www.saintannsoldlyme.org.
Jun
24
Thu
Sounds on the Grounds Concert @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
26
Sat
Summer Stock-Up Book Sale Hosted PGN Library’s BookCellar @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Jun
27
Sun
CT Historic Gardens Day @ Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jun
30
Wed
Old Lyme Library Presents Author Discussion with David Handler (In Person) @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

David Handler

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library hosts a very special event, Wednesday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. outdoors on the Library patio with New York Times best-selling author and Old Lyme resident David Handler.

Reserve your seat at this link for a discussion with the Edgar Award-winning author about his 12th and latest book in the Stewart Hoag mystery series.

This program is free and open to all, but you must reserve your seat in advance due to the limited availability of seating. If the weather is inclement, the event will take place the same evening via Zoom.

Set in Lyme and Old Lyme in the 1990s, The Man Who Wasn’t All There will transport you to local landmarks like Joshuatown Rd, Lyme Public Library and the PGN itself through the eyes of celebrity-ghostwriter ‘Hoagy’ and his faithful basset hound Lulu, as they set about solving a double murder.

‘Hoagy’ and Lulu firmly believed they had come to an idyllic Connecticut farmhouse for a few days’ rest and relaxation but nothing could have been further from the truth.

Soon they unwittingly find themselves caught up in a strange, complex mystery …

Handler will be available after the presentation to sign books purchased at the library. Books can be pre-ordered ($30) when reservations are made.

Jul
1
Thu
CANCELLED! Sounds on the Grounds Concert @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The final concert in this summer series will take place Thursday, July 1, and feature Midnight Anthem playing from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and Steve Dedman and Plywood Cowboy taking the stage from 6 to 8 p.m.