Calendar of Events, February – March 2009 Weekly Programs at the Essex Library Holiday Train Show Exhibit, Saturday, February 6, 2010 - For Teens: Check out the Essex Library’s Teen Space Blog Sunday, February 14. for the latest on what is going on for teens at Held at CT River Museum. http://essexlibraryteenspace.blogspot.com/. Eagle Watch 2010 Boat Tours, Saturday, February 6, 2010 - Sunday, March 14. Mondays Learn the story of the majestic Bald Eagle on a 1.5 hour 10 am Registration for Preschool Story Hours, for tour aboard Project Oceanology’s 65’ EnviroLab III, with Children aged 3-5. Sessions held on Mondays or heated cabin and ample deck area. Free coffee and Tuesdays from 1-2 pm, or Wednesdays or Thursdays binoculars provided Includes admission to the Museum. from 10-11 am by registration only. New session $40 per person. CRM members $35. Reservations begins on February 8. Call-in registrations taken after strongly suggested. Call (860) 767-8269 for more 11 am. Preschool story hours open to children information and ticket purchases, or visit between 3 and 5 years old at time of registration. Call www.ctrivermuseum.org. 860-767-1560 for details. nd 2 Annual Eagle Flyer, February 13 & 14. Departs 11 am and 2 pm each day. A train excursion that makes all-local- Tuesdays stops between Essex and Goodspeed Station in Haddam. 3:30 pm StudyZone: Homework Help at the Essex Library! During this 2 hour ride, there will be an on-board narrative Students in grades 2-6 are invited to the Essex from the CT Dept. of Environmental Protection and the Library on Tuesdays after school from 3:30-4:30 to Bald Eagle Study Group. You will experience winter views work on homework. Ms. Meg Coleman, a certified of local wildlife. Train fare is pro-rated according to elementary teacher, will be present. Extra help in boarding location. Reading and Writing is available. Snacks provided. No fee, but registration is required. StudyZone will Weekly Programs at the Ivoryton Library break after December 15th and return on February 2nd. Call 860-767-1560. Tuesdays 1 pm Intermediate French. To register, contact the Fridays Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252. 10 am Baby Story Time at the Essex Library, Call 860 767- 3:30 pm LEGO Builder’s Club. To register, contact the 1560 for details. Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252. February, General Wednesdays 10 am Story time for preschoolers at the Ivoryton Library. Mondays, through March 15 To register, contact the Ivoryton Library at 860-767- 11 am Tri-Town Youth Services is offering a Moms and 1252. Babies “Social Time,” for Newborns to Age 1. This 1 pm Dejeuner. To register, contact the Ivoryton Library at group will be informal and relaxing and is intended to 860-767-1252. be supportive and fun. The groups will cover topics 2 pm French Grammar. To register, contact the Ivoryton relating to the general parenting of infants. A different Library at 860-767-1252. topic will be discussed each week. 4 pm Book Discussion Group at the Ivoryton Library, focusing on Reading the Bible as Literature, with Saturday, February 13, 20, 27 – March 6, 13, 20 Bill Nelson. Please contact the library for more Open Sugarhouse at Incarnation Center. Call 767-2148 for information at 860-767-1252 email@example.com or details. www.ivoryton.com. Drop-ins welcome. February 15 – 19 Thursdays Community Music School is offering a number of 1 pm Intermediate Spanish. To register, contact the special classes during school vacation week. “Rock Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252. Week” for musicians in grade 6 and up. “Mad 1 pm Watercolor Painting for adults. To register, contact Musical Scientists” is a 3-day workshop for grades the Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252. 3-6 introducing the science of acoustics. “Song & 3 pm Watercolor Painting for children. To register, Dance” will have children in grades 1-6 performing contact the Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252. fun choreographed choral numbers. A musical theater workshop for the children grades K-3. Call Fridays 860-767-0026 for details. 2 pm French Literature. To register, contact the Ivoryton Library at 860-767-1252. Misc. Calendar, February Sundays 3 pm February 14, Beaded Jewelry Workshop for teens Textile artist Nel Udo displays her handmade quilts at the and older at Ivoryton Library. To register, contact the Essex Library throughout the month of February. library at 860-767-1252 3 pm March 7, Polymer Clay Workshop for teens and older Thursday, February 4 at Ivoryton Library. For beginners age teens and up. To register, contact the library at 860-767-1252. 7 pm Navigating through Market Volatility, with Rob van Sunday, February 14 Ostenbridge of Merrill Lynch. Held at Essex Library, 2:30 pm Wind Over Wings, live bird show, sponsored by the 860 767-1560. Connecticut River Museum. Town Hall Auditorium. 8 pm Babysitter Training, sponsored by the American Red For more information, call 860 767-8269. Cross, includes basic child care, first aid for breathing, and bleeding emergencies, and injury prevention as Friday, February. 19 well as topics to prepare young adults (11-13) for 9 am Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for babysitting. $70 fee includes book, course and the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call certificate. Call 526-3600 to register soon! 860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop, 3:30 pm Magic Tree House Club for Children in Grades 1-3. or use one of our desktop computers. Drop by at the Essex Library for more information and 4 pm Book Discussion Group focusing on Chasing the to sign up and check out your copy of the book for Devil’s Tail by David Fulmer. For more information each week. on any of these programs: 860-767-1252 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ivoryton.com Friday, February 5 9 am Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for Sunday, February 21 the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call 2 pm Local Author, Chuck Oakes, will be at Essex 860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop, Books for a book signing of his book Making Your or use one of our desktop computers. Home Senior-friendly; a must read for anyone caring 10 am Preschool Story Hours: Stories and Music for Ones for elderly parents. Please call Essex Books at 860- and Twos. Held in the Program Room at the Essex 767-1707 to reserve your space. Library. Jen Pernal leads this group of babies/toddlers 2 pm Singing Leaves, The Stories & Songs of the Crickets along with their caregivers. No registration necessary. and Katydids, brought to you by the Essex land Trust. Especially timed for the end of February Saturday, February 6 vacation. Come to the Essex Library where John 1 pm Grandparents Tea! Children of all ages are invited to Himmelman will explain where to find crickets and bring their grandparents or special person to a tea katydids and why/how they sing. Some of his many featuring local author, Gayle Byrne. Please Call the books will be available to view and purchase. Essex Library at 860-767-1560 to register. Refreshments served. 2 pm Winter Walk in Canfield Meadows Woods. 3 pm A Parisienne Valentine, casual talk on living in Paris Preserve stewards Dana Hill and Frank Hall along by Joan and Bill Reichenbach. Free of charge at the with Head Steward Al Macgregor will lead a family Ivoryton Library, no registration. For more information hike in beautiful Canfield Meadow Woods. Everyone call 860-767-1252. out of the house to enjoy the beauty of Essex in winter! Park at the Book Hill Woods Road cul-de-sac. Thursday, February 25 7 pm The Human Genome, with Dr. Shelley Des Estages. Sunday, February 7 For more information, call 860 767-1560. 3 pm Made in Ivoryton and Deep River: WWII Gliders, with Jeff Hostetler. Free of charge at the Ivoryton Friday, February 26 Library, no registration. For more information call 860- 9 am Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for 767-1252.. the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call 4 pm Essex & the Sea, Sailing in Cuba, with 860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop, photojournalist Peter Swanson. Held at Essex Town or use one of our desktop computers. Hall. For more information, call 860 767-1560. 6:30 pm Family Nights At The Essex Library: Mystic Seaport brings “Music On The Water” to the Essex Thursday, February 11 Library. 6 pm Babysitter Training, sponsored by the American Red Cross, includes basic child care, first aid for breathing, Sunday, February 28 and bleeding emergencies, and injury prevention as 4 pm Essex and the Sea. To register, contact the library at well as topics to prepare young adults (11-13) for 860-767-1560. babysitting. $70 fee includes book, course and certificate. Call 526-3600 to register soon! Misc. Calendar, March 7 pm Women in Media, with Janet Peckinpaugh. Call Essex Library at 860 767-1560 for details. On Exhibit at the Essex Library throughout March: Paintings by Thomas Mayer. Friday, February 12 9 am Computer Basics at Essex Library. Four classes for Monday, March 1 the absolute beginner. Enrollment limited. Please call 1:45 pm Part 1, Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History of 860 767-1560 for reservations. Bring your own laptop, New England’s Stone Walls., held at Town Hall. or use one of our desktop computers. 3:15 pm Part 2, at Cross Lots. Robert Thorson, UCONN 7 pm Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, at Town professor and stone wall expert, will talk first (1:45 Hall. Kent Bloomer in Why Not Ornament? For more pm) about his award-winning book. After a short information, call 860 767-1560. refreshment break, he will lead a walk through Cross Lots to discuss and view the many stone walls in that Saturday, February 13 preserve. Co-sponsored by the Essex Garden Club, 6 pm CT Audubon Society, 3rd Annual Benefit Concert the public is invited to come to all or part of this held at Griswold Inn. Music by Blues on the Rock. For program. Park at Town Hall. more information, call 860 767-0660. Wednesday, March 3 7 pm Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, at Town 7 pm Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101™ Hall. Speaker to be announced. For more information, Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for Parents Only. call 860 767-1560. Held at Valley Regional High School Library. To register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services, Monday, March 22 860-526-3600 7 pm Talking about the Preschool Years, a Panel Thursdays, March 4 Discussion on Literacy and Numeracy, held at 7 pm The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information, John Winthrop Library in Deep River. call 860 767-1560. March 24 to March 26 Wednesday, March 10 1 pm Conference Crafts in the Children’s Room. Kids out 4 pm Book Discussion Group at the Ivoryton Library, early for Parent-Teacher conferences? Bring them by focusing on Reading the Bible as Literature, with for a make-and-take craft. A different spring related Bill Nelson. Please contact the library for more craft each day. Call 860-767-1252 for details. information at 860-767-1252, email@example.com or Wednesday, March 24 www.ivoryton.com. Drop-ins welcome. 7 pm Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101™ 7 pm Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101™ Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for Parents Only. Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for parents only. Held at Valley Regional High School Library, To Held at Valley Regional High School Library. To register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services, register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services, 860-526-3600. 860-526-3600 Thursday, March 25 Thursday, March 11 7 pm The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information, 7 pm The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information, call 860 767-1560. call 860 767-1560. Saturday, March 27 Saturday, March 13 11 am From the Courtly Love Garden to Inner Flowers; 10 am Jerry Reed Digital Photography Class. Call 860- Gardens and Flowers in Art from 1700-1940 with 767-1560 to sign up. Connecticut College Associate Professor of Art 3 pm Opera at the Library: Wagner without Fear, with History Robert Baldwin. Call 860-767-1560 for details. James Kuslan. Call 860-767-1560 for details. 1 pm Opera at the Library presents Das Rheingold. Call Tuesday, March 16 860-767-1560 for details. 6:30 pm An Irish Evening with Tom O’Carroll. Call 860-767- 1560 for details. Sunday, March 28 3 pm Writer’s Dream: Getting Published. Workshop with Wednesday, March 17 Jan Kardys, Literary agent. Free of charge at the 7 pm Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101™ Ivoryton Library, no registration. For more information Preventing drug & alcohol abuse, for Parents Only. call 860-767-1252. Held at Valley Regional High School Library. To register, call Gail Onofrio of Tri-Town Youth Services, Monday, March 29 860-526-3600 7:30 pm Essex in the Days of Native Americans. Join director of Bushy Hill Nature Center, Erik Becker at Thursday, March 18 the Essex Library to learn about the ancestral skills 7 pm The Bill of Rights in Action. For more information, call and customs of Native Americans who lived here 860 767-1560. before the arrival of European settlers. Refreshments served. Sponsored by the Essex Land Trust. Friday, March 19 4 pm Book Discussion Group focusing on The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R. T. Raichev. For more information on any of these programs: 860-767-1252, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ivoryton.com 6:30 pm Family Nights At The Essex Library: Tara Brophy, better known as "Green Gal" will perform an earth- friendly concert for children ages 4 and up.
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