September 27, 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
Ceremony to Celebrate Installation of New Benches on Halls Rd. Old Bridge Abutment @ West abutment of old bridge at Halls Rd.
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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
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
10
Sat
Open House Hosted by Halls Rd. Improvement Committee @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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
8
Sun
Open House Hosted by Halls Rd. Improvement Committee @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Aug
22
Sun
Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Music at the Lighthouse’
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
1
Wed
Old Lyme Election Ballot Order Lottery @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Sep 1 @ 9:15 am – 9:30 am
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
Sep
3
Fri
Opera at the Park @ Old Saybrook Town Green
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
7
Tue
Lyme Board of Selectmen Meeting
Sep 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
13
Mon
Old Lyme Special Town Meeting @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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
Old Lyme Open Space Commission Meeting, In-Person & Call-In Options @ Phone-in
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

OLD LYME — On Friday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m., the Old Lyme Open Space Commission will offer the public an opportunity during their in-person meeting at Old Lyme Town Hall to call with questions or comments about the Town’s proposed acquisition of 41-1 and 41-4 Whippoorwill Road.

This purchase will add 35 acres to the existing Ames Open Space, with improved access to its trail system.

While the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance have approved this transaction, it still needs to go before the Planning Commission and a Town Meeting before the sale can take place.

It should be noted that the land being purchased and the roadway leading to it are still private property and not open to the public.

Readers can call into the Open Space Commission’s meeting by dialing 1-605-472-5727 and entering access code 3819718.

The full agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Hybrid Meeting, Open to the Public

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes from September 10, 2021
  3. Welcome to the Public: Open Discussion on the proposed acquisition of the Ames Open Space 35 acres
  4. Land Steward Report: Peter Norris
  5. Existing Business
    1. Open Space Property Updates
    2. Ames Open Space: Amanda Blair
    3. Bartholomew Open Space: Amanda Blair
    4. Champlain North: Steven Calcagni
    5. McCulloch Family Open Space: Amanda Blair
    6. Eklund Pond Open Space: Anne Welles
  6. Grant Activity
    1. Rockfall Foundation & Hartford Audubon Society Grants: Andrea Fenton
    2. Future Applications
  7. Community Outreach
    Hikers Happy Hour
  8. Inland Wetlands Commission Report: Evan Griswold
  9. Conservation Commission Report: Gary Gregory
  10. New Business
    1. 2022 Schedule of Commission Meetings
    2. Additional New Business?
  11. Public Comment
  12. Executive Session – As Necessary
  13. Adjourn

Editor’s Note: For more on this story, visit this link.

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