September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

‘First Impressions’ & ‘New Elected Artists’ Shows Open at LAA @ Lyme Art Association
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

‘September’s Sunflowers’ is one of the features works in the New Elected Artists Show opening at the Lyme Art Association, Jan. 15.

OLD LYME — On Friday, Jan. 15, two new shows open at the Lyme Art Association (LAA).

The First Impressions Exhibition is a juried exhibition of the Association’s Associate Artist members, accomplished artists who have been successfully exhibiting in selective shows at the Lyme Art Association for a number of years. This exhibit will include a variety of media and themes: landscape, portrait, and still life paintings, as well as sculpture.

The New Elected Artists show in the Goodman Gallery will present work from four new Elected Artists. This year the Elected Artists welcome Michael Centrella, Jacqueline Jones, Susan Termyn, and Len Swec into this most selective and talented group of artists. Both exhibits run through March 11, 2021.


‘Foxglove’ by Betsy Barry is one of the featured works in the ‘First Impressions’ exhibition opening Jan. 15, at the LAA

“The Annual Associate Artists Exhibition highlights the range, creativity, and excellence of our Associate Artist members. This exhibition includes a variety of subjects, media, and styles: paintings or sculptures that capture the range of human emotion, the beauty and grandeur of the Connecticut landscape, or the personal objects and surroundings of everyday life,” notes Jocelyn Zallinger, LAA’s Gallery Manager.

She adds, “The New Elected Artists show in the Goodman Gallery promises to be impressive; our new class of Elected Artists is very accomplished.”

First Impressions and New Elected Artists are on view through March 11, 2021. Visitors to the LAA are asked to wear a face covering when visiting and practice social distancing.

The LAA was founded in 1914 by the American Impressionists and continues the tradition of exhibiting and selling representational artwork by its members and invited artists, as well as offering art instruction and lectures to the community.

The LAA is located at 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located within an historic district. Admission is free with contributions appreciated. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call 860-434-7802 or visit

MLK Day: Lyme, Old Lyme Town Halls Closed
Jan 18 all-day
Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Jan 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Tree Pickup in Old Lyme @ Old Lyme
Jan 20 @ 7:00 am – Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Town of Old Lyme Public Works Department will pick up Christmas trees in Old Lyme from Tuesday, Jan. 19, through Friday, Jan. 22.

If you would like the Town to pick up your tree, you are requested to have it curbside by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

There will be no return trips for curbside pick-up.

The Country School Hosts Virtual Open House @ The Country School
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learning about how the molecular world works in the face of an invisible crisis like we are now experiencing, 8th Grader, Caleb Butler of Westbrook, who is attends The Country School, loads a gel with his PCR product prior to electrophoresis. The Country School hosts a Virtual Open House, Jan. 25.

MADISON, CTThe Country School (TCS) is hosting a Virtual Open House on Monday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Hear from the admission team, current parents, students, faculty and administration.

Learn about the school’s admission process; rigorous academic program; Signature Programs of STEAM, Elmore Leadership, Global Citizenship, Outdoor Education, and Public Speaking; rich offerings in the arts and athletics; and TCS’s Merit Scholarship opportunity for students entering Grades 4-8.

The Country School honors students’ creativity, sense of wonder, and intellectual curiosity. The school’s integrated curriculum aligns academics with a commitment to character and leadership development.

Founded in 1955, The Country School serves students in Pre-School through Grade 8 on its 23-acre campus in Madison, Conn.

Register for the Open House at this link. You will be sent the Zoom link for the event after registering.

For more information about The Country School, visit

Region 18 Board of Education Special Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

OLD LYME — This meeting was rescheduled from Jan. 20, when the meeting had to be cancelled due to loss of internet connection.

Old Lyme Board of Selectmen’s Special Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Good Friday-Lyme, Old Lyme Town Halls, Libraries Closed
Apr 2 all-day
Prospective Student Day at Lyme-Old Lyme HS @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
District Budget Hearing @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Regular Board of Education Meeting @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm