CT Trails Day is a do-it-yourself event this year that takes place on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7. The Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Town of Lyme encourage residents to participate by taking a self-guided walk of the Heritage Trail in Hartman Park – while observing state and federal safety guidelines. For all the details – including how to download interpretive trail brochures, instructions on where to park and advice on what to expect on the walk, click here. For more information on this year’s CT Trails Day, click here.
On Saturday, April 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be a community parade of emergency vehicles and first responders traveling a heart-shaped parade route through Lyme, Salem and East Haddam to honor and thank all essential workers. To see the flyer outlining the parade route and social-distancing rules to follow, click here.
On Saturday, Apr. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Audubon CT is holding a Zoom webinar that offers Lyme Forest Block residents the opportunity to participate in a forest-habitat assessment aimed at improving the local environment for birds like the Eastern Towhee, Scarlet Tanager and Wood Thrush. Free and open to all Lyme residents. RSVP to Kelly Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-234-7630. For full details, go here.
On Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., State Representative Devin Carney will provide a legislative update for the residents of the Town of Lyme at the Lyme Public Library. The public forum is an opportunity for local residents to hear about issues likely to be taken up during the current legislative session and ask questions about matters of local or state importance.
On Friday, Feb. 21, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library: A Place Called Hope, a rehabilitation and education center for birds of prey, presents a series of bird-related stories designed for children 11 and under, and their families – along with an opportunity to meet some live birds. Free and open to all. Register at email@example.com. More info here.
On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library: Civil rights supporter Prudence Allen, who was raised in Connecticut, served as secretary to Coretta Scott King and marched in civil rights marches in the 1960s, will share memories and stories of working alongside Dr. Martin Luther King and his family. Free and open to all. Register at 860-434-2272. For more information, click here.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library: Dr. Amanda Goodheart Parks presents “Beyond Biceps: The Real Story of Rosie the Riveter.” Free and open to all. Register at 860-434-2272. For more information, click here.
On Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library: A presentation to help residents develop their bird-watching and identifying skills with a representative from the Connecticut Audubon Society Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center. Free and open to all. Register at 860-434-2272. For more information, click here.
On Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library: The Lyme Library Cookbook Club will meet to discuss “The Hungry Fan’s Game Day Cookbook” and share other recipes in advance of the NFL Playoffs. Free and open to all. Register at 860-434-2272. For more information, click here.
On Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 1:00 p.m. to around 3:30 p.m., Open Space Coordinator Wendolyn Hill will lead a walk to the Pleasant Valley Overlook in the Pleasant Valley Preserve. For full details, click here.