Calendar

Jan
22
Sat
“Emergency 101” Class @ Hamburg Station
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Hamburg Station, Lyme Ambulance will hold a free “Emergency 101” class for Lyme residents to help them prepare for an emergency. The class will explain not only when to call for emergency help, but what to do while waiting for first responders to arrive – e.g., how to perform hands-only CPR, stop bleeding, recognize a stroke, treat shock, etc.  For more information, see the flyer. Space is limited; registration is required.  To register, send an email to deputychief@lymeambulance.org.

“How To Make a Junk Journal” Workshop (Part 2) @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On Saturday, Jan. 15, and Saturday, Jan. 22, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer a two-part workshop entitled “How To Make a Junk Journal,” during which Library Director Melissa Fournier will instruct participants in how to make a “junk journal” for the storage of mementos from an old book.  Supplies will be provided.  This two-part series is limited to 12 participants ages 17 and older.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

“Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed” Workshop @ Lyme Public Hall
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm

On Saturday, Jan. 22, at 3:00 p.m., at Lyme Public Hall, four area organizations will offer a workshop entitled “Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed” with Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Education Coordinator Jim Sirch.  Sirch will teach participants the different germination requirements for different kinds of seeds, as well as how to plant a plastic milk jug with a seed selection to stratify over the winter.  The workshop is sponsored by Friends of the Lyme Public Library, the Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Public Hall and the Lyme Pollinator Pathway.  To register for the program, residents should send an email with their full name to education@lymelandtrust.org

Jan
24
Mon
RiverCOG Affordable Housing Plan Presentation @ Zoom
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

On Monday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) has scheduled a second virtual presentation of its recently released Regional Housing Plan, during which it will wrap up its work on the regional piece of the plan and initiate the creation of the state-mandated affordable housing plans for area municipalities, including Lyme’s.  To register to participate in the virtual presentation and workshop, click on this link.  After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email and meeting link.  To see the flyer, click here.

Jan
25
Tue
Tuesday Trek @ Plimpton Preserve
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

On Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill and others continue to lead “Tuesday Treks” – weekly walks through different Town preserves.  Trek leaders alternate between Sue Cope, Tony Irving, Kristina White and Wendy Hill. (To reserve a spot, contact the appropriate trek leader; see below.)  In the event of inclement weather, the treks are canceled. 

For full details, click here.

Estuary/Middletown Transit Districts Expansion Transition Committee Meeting @ Middletown Transit District
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm
Nutmeg Book Club @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 25 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library’s after-school “Nutmeg Book Club” for Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5 will meet to read, review and discuss books that have been nominated for the 2022 Nutmeg Book Award. Snacks will be provided.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

“Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” Art Program @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” art program, which instructs students in Grades 6-12 how to create spectacular arts projects.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Open Space Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
26
Wed
“Visit the Library” Time for Children Ages 2 & Up @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am

On Wednesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, at 10:30 a.m., the Lyme Public Library is offering “Visit the Library” time in its children’s room for children ages 2 and up, along with their parents or caregivers.  The children will be encouraged to become familiar with the library, have a book read to them and begin the process of selecting their own books.  Space is limited.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Library Board of Directors Meeting @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm
Jan
27
Thu
Connecticut River Gateway Commission @ RiverCOG
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
1
Tue
Tuesday Trek @ Chestnut Hill Preserve/Nehantic State Forest
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

On Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill and others continue to lead “Tuesday Treks” – weekly walks through different Town preserves.  Trek leaders alternate between Sue Cope, Tony Irving, Kristina White and Wendy Hill. (To reserve a spot, contact the appropriate trek leader; see below.)  In the event of inclement weather, the treks are canceled. 

  • Feb. 1 – Chestnut Hill Preserve/Nehantic State Forest – Wendy Hill.To register, contact: openspace@townlyme.org

For full details, click here.

After-School Art & Storytime (Grades K-5) @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “After-School Art & Storytime” program for children in Grades K-5.  The children’s librarian will read a story to the children; the children will then create an art project based on the story with local artist and educator Kristen Thornton. For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Nutmeg Book Club @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library’s after-school “Nutmeg Book Club” for Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5 will meet to read, review and discuss books that have been nominated for the 2022 Nutmeg Book Award. Snacks will be provided.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

“Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” Art Program @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” art program, which instructs students in Grades 6-12 how to create spectacular arts projects.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Feb
2
Wed
“Visit the Library” Time for Children Ages 2 & Up @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am

On Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Lyme Public Library is offering “Visit the Library” time in its children’s room for children ages 2 and up, along with their parents or caregivers.  The children will be encouraged to become familiar with the library, have a book read to them and begin the process of selecting their own books.  Space is limited.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Regional School District 18 Facilities/Finance Committee Meeting @ Middle School & Center School
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm

The meeting will take place in the Central Office Conference Room. (With the exception of the tour of main campus athletic fields.)

“Meet the Author: Kate Clifford Larson” @ Zoom
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, the Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will offer a presentation called “Meet the Author,” featuring the best-selling author Kate Clifford Larson. Larson will discuss her new book, “Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer,” which explores the life and work of Hamer, who rose from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta to become one of the most powerful voices in the American civil rights movement. The event is cosponsored by the Bigelow Library in Clinton, Massachusetts. To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Recreation Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
3
Thu
Affordable Housing Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall/Zoom
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm
Feb
7
Mon
Board of Selectmen Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm
RiverCOG Affordable Housing Presentation for Town of Lyme @ Zoom
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm

On Monday, Feb. 7, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the Lower Connecticut River Council of Governments (RiverCOG) will hold a meeting on affordable housing specifically for the residents of Lyme. 

During the meeting, a RiverCOG consultant will discuss the definition of affordable housing, provide an overview of an affordable housing plan and share survey results for Lyme that were gathered during the development of RiverCOG’s regional housing plan. 

All Lyme residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and share their visions, hopes and concerns for affordable housing in Lyme.  Click here for the Zoom link to the Feb. 7 meeting.

As a reminder, on Monday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, RiverCOG is holding a second presentation on its regional housing plan, during which it will wrap up its work on the regional piece of the plan and initiate the creation of the state-mandated affordable housing plans for area municipalities, including Lyme’s.  To register to participate in Jan. 24 virtual presentation and workshop, click on this link.  After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email and meeting link.  To see the flyer for the Jan. 24 meeting, click here.

In November of 2021, RiverCog published its 10-year Regional Plan of Conservation & Development – a land-use plan that is intended to inform land-use decisions made by RiverCOG, land-use commissions, town governments and state agencies; and to encourage land-use coordination across municipal boundaries. To read or download a printed copy of this plan, click here. To peruse an electronic version of the plan, visit this website. 

Feb
8
Tue
After-School Art & Storytime (Grades K-5) @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “After-School Art & Storytime” program for children in Grades K-5.  The children’s librarian will read a story to the children; the children will then create an art project based on the story with local artist and educator Kristen Thornton. For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Nutmeg Book Club @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library’s after-school “Nutmeg Book Club” for Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5 will meet to read, review and discuss books that have been nominated for the 2022 Nutmeg Book Award. Snacks will be provided.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

“Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” Art Program @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” art program, which instructs students in Grades 6-12 how to create spectacular arts projects.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Board of Finance Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm
Feb
9
Wed
“Visit the Library” Time for Children Ages 2 & Up @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am

On Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Lyme Public Library is offering “Visit the Library” time in its children’s room for children ages 2 and up, along with their parents or caregivers.  The children will be encouraged to become familiar with the library, have a book read to them and begin the process of selecting their own books.  Space is limited.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Lymes’ Senior Center Building Committee Meeting @ Lymes' Senior Center
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm
“Sweethearts at Sea” Whaling Love Story @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Lyme Public Library will offer “Sweethearts at Sea: A Love Story in the Age of Whaling,” a presentation by historian Dr. Amanda Goodheart Parks – which tells the story of whaling captain John Marble and his wife Elizabeth, who defied 19th Century social customs by sailing together aboard whaling ships.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Rogers Lake Authority Meeting @ Zoom
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm
Feb
10
Thu
Lyme Land Trust Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 10 @ 4:30 pm
Feb
12
Sat
Library Cookbook Club @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Library Cookbook Club will meet in the Community Room. This month, club participants will bring in items made from recipes from the library’s collection of Dot Orr cookbooks, which will be available at the library’s circulation desk for interested participants. For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Feb
14
Mon
Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
15
Tue
After-School Art & Storytime (Grades K-5) @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “After-School Art & Storytime” program for children in Grades K-5.  The children’s librarian will read a story to the children; the children will then create an art project based on the story with local artist and educator Kristen Thornton. For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Nutmeg Book Club @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library’s after-school “Nutmeg Book Club” for Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5 will meet to read, review and discuss books that have been nominated for the 2022 Nutmeg Book Award. Snacks will be provided.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

“Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” Art Program @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” art program, which instructs students in Grades 6-12 how to create spectacular arts projects.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Feb
16
Wed
“Visit the Library” Time for Children Ages 2 & Up @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am

On Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Lyme Public Library is offering “Visit the Library” time in its children’s room for children ages 2 and up, along with their parents or caregivers.  The children will be encouraged to become familiar with the library, have a book read to them and begin the process of selecting their own books.  Space is limited.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Conservation Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
17
Thu
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm
Feb
20
Sun
Last Day To File Assessment Appeal Application @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 20 all-day

Last day to file assessment appeal application to Board of Assessment Appeals (forms available in Assessor’s office).

Feb
22
Tue
Estuary/Middletown Transit Districts Expansion Transition Committee Meeting @ Middletown Transit District
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm
After-School Art & Storytime (Grades K-5) @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “After-School Art & Storytime” program for children in Grades K-5.  The children’s librarian will read a story to the children; the children will then create an art project based on the story with local artist and educator Kristen Thornton. For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Nutmeg Book Club @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library’s after-school “Nutmeg Book Club” for Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5 will meet to read, review and discuss books that have been nominated for the 2022 Nutmeg Book Award. Snacks will be provided.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Board of Selectmen Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm
“Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” Art Program @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “Open Studio with Kristen Thornton” art program, which instructs students in Grades 6-12 how to create spectacular arts projects.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Open Space Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
23
Wed
“Visit the Library” Time for Children Ages 2 & Up @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am

On Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Lyme Public Library is offering “Visit the Library” time in its children’s room for children ages 2 and up, along with their parents or caregivers.  The children will be encouraged to become familiar with the library, have a book read to them and begin the process of selecting their own books.  Space is limited.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Library Board of Directors Meeting @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm
Feb
24
Thu
Connecticut River Gateway Commission @ RiverCOG
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm