18 10TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF THE LYMES,”
21 BUS TRIP TO THE CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART. 22 COMMUNITY FORUM: PRESERVING OUR HISTORIC COMMUNITIES
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.