Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in September

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities during the month of September (and early October).  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves will be offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Autumn Equinox Forest Bathing with Regan Stacey
This forest bathing excursion in the Banningwood Preserve led by local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey is designed to nourish the mind, body and spirit.  Registration is required. The cost is $33 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  To register, go here. For full details, go here.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Hands-On Native Pollinator Gardening
Join others at the corner of Old Hamburg Road and Route 156 to help install native plants in a plot of land that is being controlled to eradicate invasive Japanese knotweed – and receive a native plant to take home and plant. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For full details, go here.

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 5:00 p.m.
September Walk with Photographer Joe Standart
Enjoy the beautiful light of a September sunset with award-winning photographer Joe Standart as part of the Imagining Lyme photography program.  To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For full details, go here.

Saturday, Sep. 30, 10:00 a.m.
Fungal Ecology Walk with Bill Yule
Naturalist and amateur mycologist Bill Yule leads a walk where participants will gather, identify and discuss locally found mushrooms. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For full details, go here.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Tour of New Gardens at Gillette Castle with Caitlin Vickers
Caitlin Vickers – a member of the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and a co-designer of the Gillette Castle’s new gardens – leads a tour of these gardens which feature native plants beneficial to pollinators and other wildlife. The tour starts at noon. Participants are also welcome to come an hour early (11:00 a.m.) and help weed the gardens. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For full details, go here.

Lyme Public Hall Annual George House Tag Sale Sep. 16

The George House Tag Sale will be held at the Lyme Public Hall on Saturday, Sep. 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The sale will feature housewares, furniture, tools, jewelry and unexpected treasures. Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the historic 1887 Lyme Public Hall, the Bacdayan Local History Archives and programs for the public. 

Intake for donation drop-off of tag sale items at the Lyme Public Hall will be available on four dates before the sale:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sep. 9
  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Sep. 11
  • 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sep. 12
  • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 13

The Hall will gladly welcome good, quality items such as solid wood furniture, tools, antiques, jewelry, housewares, fine china and linens, sporting goods, musical instruments and gift items. Please note that the organization is unable to accept large appliances, upholstered or particle-board furniture, consumer electronics (TVs, computers, fax machines, etc.), large exercise equipment, clothing, books or toys. For a complete list of accepted items, click here. For more information, send an email to info@lymepublichall.org.

The Lyme Public Hall is located at 249 Hamburg Road (Route 156). 

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in August

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities during the month of August (and the last part of July).  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Saturday, Jul. 29, 9:30 a.m.
Mindful Movement Forest Bathing with Regan Stacey
This forest bathing excursion in the Banningwood Preserve led by local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey is designed to nourish the mind, body and spirit.  Registration is required. The cost is $33 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  To register, go here. For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Take-a-Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk through the Watch Rock Preserve.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center and is free for senior center members, $5 for nonmembers.  To register, send an email to sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7:00 p.m.
Trailside Trespassers: What To Do about Invasive Plants in Our Preserves?
LLT Environmental Director Jim Arrigoni and LLT intern Ashwini Sahasrabudhe lead a presentation on the impact of invasive plants on forest health and ways of addressing invasive plant issues. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For more information, go here.

Friday, Aug. 11, 9:00 p.m.
August Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register, go here. For general inquiries, send an email to astronomy@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here. 

Friday, Aug. 25, 8:00 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 or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to trughouse@comcast.net.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, Aug. 26, 8:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Reed Landing
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed from Reed Landing.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For more information, go here.

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in July

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities during the month of July.  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday, Jul. 11, 9:00 a.m.
Trail Work Party at Eno & Mt. Archer Preserves
Join a group of volunteers working on trails in the Eno Preserve and Mt. Archer Preserve.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, lopping shears, hand pruners, handsaws, chainsaws, weed whackers and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Town of Lyme, and the Lyme Land Trust. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.  For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Take-a-Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk through Rocky Neck State Park.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center and is free for senior center members, $5 for nonmembers.  To register, send an email to sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Jul. 14, 8:00 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 or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to trughouse@comcast.net.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Jul. 14, 9:30 p.m.
July Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register, go here.  For general inquiries, send an email to astronomy@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here. 

Saturday, Jul. 15, 9:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Reed Landing
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed from Reed Landing.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For more information, go here.

Saturday, Jul. 29, 9:30 a.m.
Mindful Movement Forest Bathing with Regan Stacey
This forest bathing excursion in the Banningwood Preserve led by local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey is designed to nourish the mind, body and spirit.  Registration is required. The cost is $33 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  To register, go here.  For more information, go here.

 

 

Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in July

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


Thursday, Jul. 6, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
“What’s Up with ‘Woke’?” with Allan Dodds Frank
Award-winning investigative journalist Allan Dodds Frank discusses how and why the word “woke” has become such a flashpoint in American political rhetoris.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Jul. 7, 1:30 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Library Bridge Club
Card players meet at the library for two hours of playing Bridge.  Previous experience playing Bridge is preferred, but not required.

Saturday, Jul. 8, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
“Imagine Musical Yoga” with Joan Fisler – for Ages 2-5
Part of the Lyme Public Library “Find Your Voice” Summer Reading Event
Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga offers a special interactive musical yoga class for children ages 2 to 5 and their grownups.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
“The Sweet Spot” — The Library’s Coffee Cafe
Join the monthly gathering in the library’s café to enjoy coffee, tea, pastries, games, magazines, newspapers and the company of friends and neighbors.  

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
“Tories, Spies & Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut”
The Connecticut Historical Society offers this presentation on both well-known and more obscure Connecticut residents of 1775 who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during the American Revolution.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Preschool Storytime
The children’s librarian leads story time, singalongs and crafts designed for children up to age 4.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Jul. 14, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler
Instructor Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga conducts a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Jul. 14, 1:30 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Library Bridge Club
Card players meet at the library for two hours of playing Bridge.  Previous experience playing Bridge is preferred, but not required.

Saturday, Jul. 15, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
Children’s Creative Movement Class – Hosted by Eastern Connecticut Ballet
Part of the Lyme Public Library “Find Your Voice” Summer Reading Event
The Eastern Connecticut Ballet offers a 45-minute creative movement class for childrens ages 3 to 6. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Saturday, Jul. 15, 2:00 p.m., at the Library
“One-on-One Tech Support Help Day with Sue Latourette”
Sue Latourette provides one-on-one tech support to Lyme residents who need assistance with email programs, cell phones, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other technologies.  To sign up for a slot in this two-hour program, fill out a sign-up sheet at the Circulation Desk.

Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:00 a.m., at the Library
“Landscape Photographs” Art Exhibit by Peter Axilrod
An exhibit by photographer Peter Axilrod that captures the beauty and majesty of the natural landscape goes on display in the Library’s Community Room.  The collection of stunning black-and-white prints – which will remain on display through September – will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the library and the Ukrainian Red Cross.

Thursday, Jul. 20, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
“Composting Basics” with Sally Ruggeri
Advanced master gardener Sally Ruggeri discusses how composting can improve gardens and landscapes, improve the environment and reduce environmental footprints.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Jul. 21, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
“As the Page Turns” Book Club
“As the Page Turns” – the book club cosponsored by the Lyme Public Library and Lymes’ Senior Center – will discuss this month’s book selection: “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri. 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.

Saturday, Jul. 22, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Treehouse Players Workshop – Interactive Theater for Grades K-5
Part of the Lyme Public Library “Find Your Voice” Summer Reading Event
The library presents a special interactive theater adventure for children in Grades K-5 and their families.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Jul. 25, 4:00 p.m., at the Library
Shell & Bee Studio Art Class – Afternoon Art for Grades 1-5
Part of the Lyme Public Library “Find Your Voice” Summer Reading Event
Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio leads a fun, creative, after-school art class for elementary school students in Grades 1-5.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Jul. 25, 5:15 p.m., at the Library
Shell & Bee Studio Art Class – Evening Art Studio for Grades 6-12
Part of the Lyme Public Library “Find Your Voice” Summer Reading Event
Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio leads an evening art class for school students in Grades 6-12.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Library American Mah Jongg Club
Mah Jongg players meet on the last Tuesday of every month for two hours of playing Maj Jongg.  Previous experience playing Mah Jongg is preferred.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org

Wednesday, Jul. 26, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Preschool Storytime
The children’s librarian leads story time, singalongs and crafts designed for children up to age 4.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Thursday, Jul. 27, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
Artist’s Reception for Peter Axilrod “Landscape Photographs” Exhibit
The library will host a reception for photographer Peter Axilrod, whose works will hang in the library from Jul. 20 to Sep. 20.

Friday, Jul. 28, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler
Instructor Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga conducts a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Jul. 28, 1:30 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Library Bridge Club
Card players meet at the library for two hours of playing Bridge.  Previous experience playing Bridge is preferred, but not required.

Saturday, Jul. 29, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
STEAM Saturday “Cool-ology” Meeting
Part of the Lyme Public Library “Find Your Voice” Summer Reading Event
The library’s STEAM program will help youngsters investigate energy, forces and motion as they create their own mini-rollercoasters. The event is for children ages 6 to 11 years old.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in June

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities during the month of June.  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesdays in June, 9:00 or 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves will be offered on Tuesday mornings.  (After Tuesday, Jun. 20, the treks will be on summer break until September.) For more information, go here.

Sunday, Jun. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Lyme Pollinator Pathway’s “Afternoon at Ballek’s Garden Center”
The Lyme Pollinator Pathway (LPP) hosts this garden center event where participants can learn about the importance of local pollinators and select native pollinator plants to take home.  The event is limited to 40 participants. Register by emailing lymepollinator@gmail.com.  Participants will receive a coupon for 10 percent off of select items at Ballek’s.  LPP is an initiative of the Town of Lyme’s Sustainable Committee.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Jun. 11, 1:00 p.m.
“Tree Collective” Teen Steward Group Meet Up with Regan Stacey
The Land Trust’s “Tree Collective” program engages young people ages 14 to 18 in outdoor fun and education, under the leadership of local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey.  To register, send an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Take-a-Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk through the Selden Preserve.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center. To register, send an email to sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Jun. 16, 6:00 p.m.
Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting
The Land Trust will hold its annual meeting at Diana’s Field in the Banningwood Preserve, which will include a presentation of the Volunteer of the Year award. To register, send an email to kristina.white@lymelandtrust.com.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Jun. 16, 9:30 p.m.
June Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register, go here. For general inquiries, send an email to astronomy@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here. 

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 9:30 a.m.
Summer Solstice Forest Bathing with Regan Stacey
This forest bathing excursion in the Pleasant Valley Preserve led by local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey celebrates the longest day of the year. The event concludes with a group-inspired mandala and a wild-foraged tea. Registration is required. The cost is $33 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  To register, send an email to regan@reganstacey.com. For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 12:45 p.m.
Guided Kayak & Canoe Tour of Whalebone Cove with Jim Arrigoni
Jim Arrigoni, the Land Trust’s environmental director, leads a tour – limited to 15 watercraft – through Whalebone Cove, one of the most placid, wildlife-filled habitats in the lower Connecticut River. To register, send an email to jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org. For more information, go here.

Sunday, Jun. 25, 1:30 p.m.
iNaturalist 101 – Connect with Nature with Rochelle Davis & Jim Arrigoni
Lyme Pollinator Pathway members Rochelle Davis and Jim Arrigoni demonstrate how to use the free iNaturalist app to identify different species and share observations with the scientific and conservation communities.  Event takes place at the Lyme Public Library.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and Lyme Public Library. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Jun. 30, Midnight
“Imagining Lyme” Spring Photo Submission Deadline
The deadline for submitting photos to the Lyme Land Trust’s “Imagining Lyme” program’s “Spring” category is midnight on Friday, Jun. 30.  For more information, go here.