September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

Apr
24
Sat
International Sculpture Day @ Sculpture sites all over the US including Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May
3
Mon
LOL Schools Budget Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser. (File photo)

LYME/OLD LYME — The Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools Board of Education (BOE) will hold their District Budget Meeting Monday evening, May 3, in the Board of Education Conference Room at Center School starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Budget Meeting will also be live-streamed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/videos?view=57

Public comment can be made in person or virtually via this Zoom link:  https://region18.zoom.us/j/83527766795  and using Meeting ID: 835 2776 6795.

Those choosing the virtual option to make public comment will be required to follow the same expectations as those commenting in person, i.e., after being recognized by the chairperson, participants must state their name and place of residence before making their comments to the board.

The proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year totals $34,874, 548 representing a 0.47 percent increase over the current year’s budget. When this total is combined with last year’s decrease of 1.06 percent, the total change over two years is -0.6 percent or $210,210.

Region 18 Board of Education Chairman Diane Linderman

In the Letter of Transmittal accompanying the printed budget, LOL Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser and Region 18 Board of Education Chairman Diane Linderman say, “We have developed a budget that continues to support all of our award-winning academic and curricular offerings, which are commensurate with, and often superior to, both public and private schools throughout Connecticut.”

Members of the BOE are expected to vote at the meeting to move the public vote to approve the budget to an in-person referendum the following day, Tuesday, May 4.

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.

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.

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
8
Sat
LYSB Youth Art Show @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
15
Sat
LYSB Youth Art Show @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
22
Sat
LYSB Youth Art Show @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
10
Thu
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
19
Sat
Opening Reception: 2021 Summer Sculpture Showcase @ Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
27
Sun
CT Historic Gardens Day @ Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.

Jul
29
Thu
Jazz Jam at Sound View @ Shoreline Community Center
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
7
Sat
LAA Centennial Day: Wet Paint on Lyme Street @ Lyme St.
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

OLD LYME — Wet Paint on Lyme Street will place member artists throughout the Old Lyme village at their easels painting en plein air, thus evoking the early artists with whose presence the community was quite familiar. The artists will work at varying times during the day and then sell their paintings on the LAA lawn at 4:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see many LAA artists painting in their own styles.

LAA Centennial Day: Tea Day @ Lyme Art Association
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OLD LYME — Tea Day is a family-friendly event being held from 1 to 4 p.m., which will harken back to the LAA’s early fundraisers of tea parties held on the front lawn for the townspeople and artists. Beverages and baked goods will be sold while crafts, games, and other fun activities will be offered.

Costumed historical interpreters will be on hand to share stories of the artists, who founded the LAA along with planning and building the gallery.

Join today’s LAA for a contemporary take on an event from years gone by.

LAA Centennial Day: Centennial Frolic @ Lyme Art Association
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Centennial Frolic will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 1920s-themed fundraiser (1920s attire encouraged!) for the  Second Century Skylight Project. This event will celebrate the next 100 years of the LAA’s historic gallery in the spirit of their founders.

The artists of the Lyme Art Colony marked the end of every summer with a “Frolic,” which often included elaborate costuming (see photo above.) This event is open to donors to the Skylight Project (visit this page on the LAA website or call 860-434-7802 to donate) and will include beverages and appetizers.

Help save the skylights and “frolic” like the LAA founders!

Aug
22
Sun
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Music at the Lighthouse’
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
26
Thu
Opening Day for Lyme-Old Lyme Schools
Aug 26 all-day
Sep
1
Wed
FloGris, PARJE Co-Host Lecture on ‘Murals and Monuments: The Politics of Public Art’ @ Virtual, hosted by FloGris Msem & PARJE
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LOL Schools Board of Education Meeting @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
3
Fri
Opera at the Park @ Old Saybrook Town Green
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
6
Mon
Labor Day — LOL Schools Closed
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
25
Sat
‘Hollywood on Lyme’ hosted by Florence Griswold Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
1
Fri
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at The United Theater, Westerly, R.I.
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
2
Sat
Lyme, Old Lyme DTC Hosts ‘Meet The Candidates’ @ Old Lyme DTC HQ
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
3
Sun
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at The United Theater, Westerly, R.I.
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
8
Fri
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at ‘The Kate’
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
10
Sun
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Carmen’ at ‘The Kate’
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
16
Sat
‘Pirate Day’ at the Flo Gris Museum @ Florence Griswold Museum
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

11am to 4pm
Pirate Day
Free with Museum Admission
Come meet the Free Men of the Seaarrr-fully good re-enactors who bring the myths and history of pirates and privateers to life. Visiting FOLLY WOODS for one special day only. Ask questions, pose for photos, and learn something new!

Fundraising Reception Celebrating Opening of Lyme Academy’s Inaugural Exhibition, ‘Memento Vivere’ @ Chauncey Stillman Gallery – Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm