Trivia Night
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course, literature!

Program registration is required. 

Out of the Ordinary Salads
Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Out of the Ordinary Salads

Kaitlin Bennett, RD, CDN, Retail Dietitian for ShopRite of New London will share healthy summer eating tips, focusing on three salads. Learn about the ingredients, watch them being prepared, and then try all three.

Program registration is required.

Summer Solstice: Harp Concert
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Solstice: Harp Concert

Allyn Bryson Donath presents her very popular annual harp concert to welcome summer. Register early – space fills fast!

Program registration is required.

More Connecticut Lore: Guidebook to 82 Strange Locations
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

More Connecticut Lore: Guidebook to 82 Strange Locations

Zachary Lamothe’s newest published work, More Connecticut Lore, takes you on a journey to far-reaching corners of the state, from the Beckley Furnace in East Canaan to the Thimble Islands. There are spine-tingling accounts of a Norwich area medium, along with folkloric stories of strongman Elmer Bitgood and dead/revived Jemima Wilkinson. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Program registration is required.

Book of Noticing: Collections & Connections on the Trail
Jul
25
7:00 pm19:00

Book of Noticing: Collections & Connections on the Trail

Join Katherine Hauswirth, author of The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail and blogger at First Person Naturalist, for a reading and book signing. Her book, a collection of essays, is based on walks in Connecticut and reflects on the deep connections between what we experience outdoors and our day-to-day existence as humans. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Program registration is required.

The CT Authors’ Trail presents Revolution in the Lymes
Aug
1
7:00 pm19:00

The CT Authors’ Trail presents Revolution in the Lymes

The Revolutionary War in the Lymes started as a rebellion of ideas. From its origins in the Cromwellian Saybrook Colony, Lyme (today's Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme and Salem) prospered under the free hand of self-governance and spurned King George III's efforts to rein in the wayward colonies. In 1765, Reverend Stephen Johnson wrote incendiary missives against the Stamp Act. A few years later, the town hosted its own Tea Party, burning one hundred pounds of British tea near the town green. When the alarm came from Lexington in 1775, Lyme's citizens were among the first to answer. Join historians Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson as they explore how local Patriots shaped an epic revolt.

Program registration is required.

 

Jan & Willie Sing the 60's!
Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

Jan & Willie Sing the 60's!

Popular singer and songwriter Willie Nininger and his musical partner, Jan Scruggs, are back to perform the hits of the 1960s, including Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Turtles, Beatles, Everly Brothers, and more!

Program registration is required.


Mozart & Mendelssohn: Stupendous Child Prodigies
May
23
7:00 pm19:00

Mozart & Mendelssohn: Stupendous Child Prodigies

The name Mozart is synonymous with the word prodigy. He certainly displayed incredible talent as a composer, pianist and violinist at a ridiculously young age. Mendelssohn is usually ignored in the conversation about prodigies, but he was no less extraordinary and topped Mozart in at least one way. He was composing masterpieces as a teenager, several years before Mozart wrote anything comparable.

Jeffrey Engel will compare the two youngsters and let you decide who was the more remarkable. As a cellist, Engel played with numerous orchestras in France including that of the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories. He has given entertaining and informative music history lectures in various venues for 15 years. 

Program registration is required. 

Rightsizing Your Life
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Rightsizing Your Life

During life’s transitions, it is important to consider your possessions and whether they still fit with your life. Learn ten key steps to making that happen.

Sandra Wheeler – Professional Organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind will share key organizing tips to help you with any space in your home or office.

Program registration is required. 

Trivia Night
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature!

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.

Black Bears in Connecticut
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Black Bears in Connecticut

Learn about the natural history of black bears in Connecticut with an overview of
the black bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, current research efforts, and recommendations for optimum coexistence with our growing black bear population. Paul Colburn is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). 

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

West African Kora Performance
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

West African Kora Performance

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal. 

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

From Seneca Falls To the 19th Amendment: The History And Songs Of American Woman Suffrage
Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

From Seneca Falls To the 19th Amendment: The History And Songs Of American Woman Suffrage

The struggle for women’s suffrage was one of the most important and hard-fought in the long history of a movement that has seen much important advancement toward gender equality.  Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman’s right to vote.  Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda which resulted in the passing of the 19th amendment to the Constitution.  In commemoration of the centennial of this historic event Dawn Indermuehle and Rick Spencer present a program of Songs of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. 

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Trivia Night
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature!

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.

American Indian Music with Craig Harris
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

American Indian Music with Craig Harris

Join percussionist/educator Craig Harris for an exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America.

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Kerry Boys Irish Music
Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

Kerry Boys Irish Music

The Kerry Boys are Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeers. Their high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original Irish/Celtic songs. This program will take place in the Senior Center and is sure to fill up quickly! 

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Trivia Night
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature!

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.

Faking News
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Faking News

We live in a 24/7 news cycle. News can be accessed across many different platforms reported by professional journalists, citizen journalists, satirists, hoaxers, and unfortunately, people intentionally writing fake news. How do you tell the fake from the real? Learn how to recognize the fake news sites and critically discern sources of news information.

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Sweetheart's Concert
Feb
8
7:00 pm19:00

Sweetheart's Concert

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Clarinetist/Saxophonist Andy Sherwood performs “Love” themed jazz standards with pianist Ian Frenkel.

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Author Talk: Jeff Benedict
Jan
30
7:00 pm19:00

Author Talk: Jeff Benedict

New York Times bestselling author Jeff Benedict will talk about the collaborative writing process with Hall of Famer Steve Young in their new book, QB: My Life Behind the Spiral. Signed copies will be available for purchase. This program will take place in the Senior Center and is sure to fill up quickly! 

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Trivia Night
Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature!

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.

Local Author: Diane Santos
Jan
14
2:00 pm14:00

Local Author: Diane Santos

Join local author Diane Santos as she discusses her book Onward into the Light. A testimony of her life-altering experiences following the sudden passing of her soulmate.

  Registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Trivia Night
Dec
27
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature!

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.

12th Annual Winter Solstice Concert
Dec
20
7:00 pm19:00

12th Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Allyn Bryson Donath presents her annual harp recital to welcome winter. Please be sure to register early, as this is always a popular event!

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Trivia Night
Nov
29
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature!

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.

World War II Songs and Stories From the Home Front
Nov
12
2:00 pm14:00

World War II Songs and Stories From the Home Front

Faye Ringel will sing songs  popular during World War II, songs that comforted those left behind and raised the morale of the troops, accompanying herself at the keyboard. She will provide background on the composers and tell the stories behind the songs.

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Annual Holiday Book & Bake Sale
Nov
7
Nov 15

Annual Holiday Book & Bake Sale

East Lyme Library’s Annual Holiday Book and Bake Sale Begins Monday, November 7th in  the Lobby of the Community Center: 10 am - 8 pm. Please no early birds. 

Van Gogh’s Starry Night (This program is full.)
Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

Van Gogh’s Starry Night (This program is full.)

Connecticut College Art History Professor Robert Baldwin will present an engaging lecture on Starry NightPainted in June 1889, Van Gogh’s oil on canvas work depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint Remy de Provence just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village.

This program is full. We are no longer accepting reservations.

Trivia Night
Oct
25
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature!

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.

Witches in Connecticut (This program is full.)
Oct
18
7:00 pm19:00

Witches in Connecticut (This program is full.)

The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. The Connecticut Historical Society presents the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.

This program is full. We are no longer accepting reservations.

Peter Biedermann
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

Peter Biedermann

Peter Biedermann is an instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, Arizona who has been composing and performing for over 35 years. While his music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear will be entirely original and performed on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with subtle ambient electronics. The architecture of the music is melodic and rhythmic; combining compositional structure and improvisation that embraces the influences of the last 50+ years of finger style acoustic guitar playing. 

Program registration is required. Call (860)739-6926 to register.

Trivia Night
Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Trivia Night

Come by yourself or bring your friends. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course literature.

Please call (860) 739-6926 to reserve your seat.