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The Day - Sound & Country - - EVENTS / SPRING 2010 -

18 10TH AN­NUAL “TASTE OF THE LYMES,”

21 BUS TRIP TO THE CUR­RIER MU­SEUM OF ART. 22 COM­MU­NITY FO­RUM: PRE­SERV­ING OUR HIS­TORIC COM­MU­NI­TIES

23 CATS.

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visit www.florencegris­woldmu­seum.org.

pre­sented by the Lyme-Old Lyme Coun­cil of the Cham­ber of Com­merce of East­ern Con­necti­cut. The event pro­vides schol­ar­ship funds for lo­cal stu­dents. 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lyme Art As­so­ci­a­tion. The event pairs culi­nary spe­cial­ties from lo­cal restau­rants and cater­ers with fine wines and im­ported beers. Do­na­tions are $20 per per­son, with ad­vance tick­ets avail­able at lo­cal busi­nesses. No one un­der 21 ad­mit­ted. Call 860.701.9113 or visit www.cham­berect.com. Spon­sored by the Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit to art mu­seum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zim­mer­man House in New Hamp­shire. Price in­cludes trans­porta­tion, ad­mis­sions, guided tours and lunch in the mu­seum’s cafe. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Fee is $75, mem­bers; $85, non-mem­bers. Call 860.443.2545 ext. 110 or visit www.ly­manal­lyn.org.

5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Con­necti­cut River Mu­seum, 67 Main St., Es­sex. The free pro­gram, sched­uled on Earth Day, fo­cuses on the pros and cons of his­toric dis­tricts and des­ig­na­tions. Light re­fresh­ments served; at­ten­dees should call ahead. Call 860.767.8269 or visit www.ctriver­mu­seum.org.

8 p.m., Garde Arts Cen­ter, 325 State St., New Lon­don. Also, 3 and 8 p.m., April 24. One of the world’s best known and most-loved mu­si­cals, and the big­gest box of­fice hit in the Garde’s his­tory, re­turns in this na­tional tour of the all-singing, all­danc­ing mu­si­cal spec­tac­u­lar. Call 860.444.7373 or www.gardearts.org.

23-25 STO­RY­TELLING FES­TI­VAL.

The Con­necti­cut Sto­ry­telling Cen­ter hosts its 29th an­nual Con­necti­cut Sto­ry­telling Fes­ti­val at Con­necti­cut Col­lege. This two-day event in­cludes sto­ries, work­shops, con­certs and dance per­for­mances. Call 860.439.2764 or visit www.connsto­rycen­ter.org.

BOOK SIGN­ING WITH ED­WIN B. LEAF.

1 to 3 p.m., at the Mys­tic Sea­port Mu­seum Store. Leaf scratch­built his first model — a Bal­ti­more clip­per — nearly 50 years ago, and he’s been re­fin­ing and build­ing on his skills ever since. In “Ship Mod­el­ing from Scratch: Tips and Tech­niques for Build­ing Without Kits” he lays out the prin­ci­ples — from con­cept to construction to dis­play — on which scratch­build­ing

30 THE 5 BROWNS,

7:30 p.m., Garde Arts Cen­ter, 325 State St., New Lon­don. “One fam­ily, five pi­anos and 50 fin­gers add up to the big­gest clas­si­cal mu­sic sen­sa­tion in years...” New York Post. Call 860.444.7373 or visit www.gardearts.org.

THE 4TH AN­NUAL TOWN WIDE TAG SALE

14 AD­VEN­TURES IN DEEP-SEA EX­PLO­RATION,

7:30 p.m., Garde Arts Cen­ter, 325 State St., New Lon­don. Share the ad­ven­ture with dis­cov­erer of the Ti­tanic, Dr. Robert Bal­lard. Part of “The Faces of Our Planet,” a new five-event se­ries pre­sented by Sea Re­search Foun­da­tion, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Live and the Garde Arts Cen­ter. Call 860.444.7373 or visit www.gardearts.org.

15 CHIL­DREN’S FILM FES­TI­VAL: SCREEN­ING OF “THE AD­VEN­TURES OF HUCK FINN.”

1–3 p.m. Free with ad­mis­sion to Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New Lon­don. Af­ter the movie, chal­lenge your lit­tle ones with a scavenger hunt through the mu­seum gal­leries. Call 860-443-2545, www. ly­manal­lyn.org.

20 RIVERFAIRE 2010 AT THE CON­NECTI­CUT RIVER MU­SEUM,

67 Main St., Es­sex. Pa­trons can taste tid­bits from some of the best restau­rants in the re­gion and wine sam­ples from area dis­trib­u­tors. Si­lent auc­tion for schooner cruises, fine paint­ings and wine bas­kets. Tick­ets avail­able on­line or by call­ing the mu­seum. 6 to 9 p.m., $50 in ad­vance/$60 day of the event. Call 860.767.8269 or visit www.ctriver­mu­seum.org.

23 SIP INTO SPRING: CHIL­DREN’S TEA PARTY,

2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Ly­man Al­lyn Art Mu­seum, 625 Wil­liams St., New Lon­don. Bring your lit­tle ones to an af­ter­noon tea party in the mu­seum’s beau­ti­ful gar­dens. The af­ter­noon will fea­ture tea and cook­ies, sto­ries, and a bird­house paint­ing project. De­signed for ages 4 to 8. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Ad­mis­sion is $10 per adult and child pair-mem­bers; $12 non­mem­bers. Call 860.443.2545 ext. 110 or visit www.ly­manal­lyn.org.

31 DEC­O­RA­TION DAY 1876 AT MYS­TIC SEA­PORT.

Noon to 1 p.m. at Green­manville Church. A pow­er­ful cer­e­mony ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of those lost in the Civil War. A rev­er­ent ser­vice, com­prised of re­marks and hymns and led by cos­tumed cit­i­zens of 1876 Green­manville. Af­ter, join in a pro­ces­sion to the can­non on Chubb’s Wharf for the play­ing of taps and a wreath-lay­ing upon the Mys­tic River. Pro­gram free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Call 860.572.5322 or visit www.mys­tic­sea­port.org.

“CATCH-IT CONE” TOY-MAK­ING WORK­SHOP.

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