Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in August

The Lyme Land Trust and its community partners are planning to offer the following programs and activities during the month of August.  This month’s community partners include the Town of Lyme, the Lymes’ Senior Center, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove and the Lyme Garden Club.  For the complete details on any of these activities, please go here.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mindful Movement Forest Bathing Excursion
This forest bathing excursion through the Banningwood Preserve led by Regan Stacey, which includes mindful movement, gentle yoga and a wild-foraged tea, invites participants to take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. Registration is required. The cost is $32 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  For more information or to register, go here.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center Take-A-Hike Thursday
Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill leads an easy, one-mile hike through the Watch Rock Preserve. Cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center. Registration is required.  To register, send an email to sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed & Tend the Rain Garden at Reeds Landing
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed from Reeds Landing and tending the native-plant rain garden there.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers, cutters or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For more information, go here.

Friday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Whalebone Cove
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed from Whalebone Cove.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers, cutters or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to trughouse@comcast.net.  For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Tend the Pollinator Meadow: Learn & Weed
Join members of the Lyme Garden Club and Lyme Pollinator Pathway tending the Pollinator Meadow by the public library and learn which wildflowers to protect and the best ways to remove invasive plant species. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own garden gloves, clippers and a bucket. To register, send an email to heseldale@aol.com.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Aug. 26, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
August Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. Register to learn the location and additional details. To register, send an email to scott.mallory@gmail.com.  For more information, go here. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in August

The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in August. For the complete details on any of these activities, please call the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org


Children’s Programs & Activities

Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Meet Author Elaine Alexander
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, author Elaine Alexander will read from her new book, “Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep.”  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m., at the Library
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Event
As part of the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, educational instructors from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will discuss the kinds of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects that live in and around ponds; and present live turtles and frogs.  To register for the program, send an email toprogramreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Library
Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party with Braiden Sunshine
To conclude the library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program, Braiden Sunshine will host a singalong of summertime songs.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.


Adult Programs & Activities

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., on Zoom
Racial Equity Book Club
The Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will discuss “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland” by Jonathan Metzl, copies of which will be available at the circulation desk.  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.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 7:00 p.m., at the Library
History of Women’s Suffrage in America Presentation
Amanda Goodheart Parks presents “On Account of Sex: A History of Women’s Suffrage in America,” a lecture that chronicles the long, complex history of the fight for women’s suffrage in the U.S. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Aug. 19, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
“As the Page Turns” Book Club Monthly Meeting
“As the Page Turns” – the book club cosponsored by the Lyme Public Library and Lymes’ Senior Center – will discuss “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Family” by Patrick Radden Keefe. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.  For more details on the book club, contact Library Director Melissa Fournier at 860-434-2272.