December 10, 2018

Archives for September 2017

Deep River Public Library to Join Bibliomation

Deep River Library building at 150 Main Street, Deep River

DEEP RIVER — Coming in October, the Deep River Public Library will be joining Bibliomation, Connecticut’s largest library consortium. This is exciting news for our patrons, who will gain access to materials from a network of 82 libraries.

Deep River patrons will benefit from sharing technology and resources, including the ease of placing online holds and reserving items from within the consortium of libraries, some of which are large enough to have specialized collections.

For more information, visit http://deepriverlibrary.accountsupport.com and click on the monthly calendar, or call the library at 860-526-6039 during service hours: Monday 1 – 8pm; Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm; Wednesday 12:30 – 8 pm; Thursday and Friday 10 am – 6 pm; and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

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All Welcome to Presentation on CT River Valley Native Americans in Deep River, Nov. 2

AREAWIDE — Interested in learning about Connecticut River Valley Native Americans?

On Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Deep River Town Hall, Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, former Connecticut State Archaeologist, will give a presentation on Native Indian sites and cultures over the last 11,000 years in the Lower Connecticut River Valley.  The evening will include Indian artifact identification and demonstrations of Native Indian lifeways.

All are welcome to this free event.

This lecture on early Native Indian life in the local area is co-sponsored by the Essex Land Trust, Deep River Historical Society, the Essex Historical Society and the Deep River Land Trust.

Bellantoni serves as the emeritus state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut. He is currently President of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut and a former President of the National Association of State Archeologists.  His research background includes zoo-archaeology and the analysis of human skeletal remains.  He has been excavating in North America for over 40 years.

Deep River Town Hall is located at 174 Main Street, Deep River.

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Saybrook Library Displays Ivory Collection During November

OLD SAYBROOK — For the month of November, the Acton Public Library will be displaying Old Saybrook resident Pavel Wilson’s collection of ivory in their atrium display case.

The Acton Public Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Deep River Library Announces Children’s Programs for November

DEEP RIVER — Baby Bounce on Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; 10:30 am

Join us for a story time for babies, newborn to 24 months! Simple stories and songs, followed by play and social time. Older siblings may attend. *Library is closed on 11/23.

Fun Friday on Nov. 3 and 17; 10:30 am

Stories and songs in an interactive setting, followed by craft and open play. Perfect for the preschool set! Get ready for ABC Amigos to bring a Spanish story time on 11/17. *Library closed on 11/10 and 11/24.

Brick Bunch is back on Nov. 9 & 30; 3:45 – 4:45 pm.
Open Lego play with friends. We provide the bricks, you bring your imagination.

Cook Club makes Apple Dippers Nov.15 @ 5:30 pm.
Make a simple recipe with friends! Registration is required for this program and limited to 10 children! Recommended age is 4-10. Sign up is done through Sign up Genius. Follow this link to sign up: Cook Club Makes Apple Dippers

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It’s ‘First Friday’ Tonight! Come Celebrate ‘Taste of Chester’

Joel Gargano is opening Grano Restaurant in Chester in the fall.

CHESTER — Raw oysters, brick over pizza slices, heirloom tomatoes with ricotta and basil, wine and beer tastings, ice cream cones, free drinks and more will be offered by downtown eateries First Friday, Sept. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The first annual Taste of Chester will even include tastings by Grano Restaurant, which isn’t opening until later this fall in the former brick bank building on Main Street. Outside the building, owner Joel Gargano will be serving heirloom tomatoes and marinated roasted cauliflower.

At Otto’s, slices of brick-oven pizza will be $2 while River Tavern will be offering $1 drinks. The Chester package Store will be doing wine and beer tastings and the Pattaconk Bar and Grill will also offer tastings of any beer on tap and, at its ice cream window, any cone for $1.50

Outside the L&E, the restaurant will be serving oysters on the half shell for $1 each and Thai Riverside will give a drink away with each entrée.

Meanwhile, all the shops and galleries will be open until 8 p.m. with art openings, new lines of merchandise and specials plus wine and treats

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Salt Marsh Opera Presents ‘Opera in the Park’ Tonight in Old Saybrook

Sarah Nordin

OLD SAYBROOK — Salt Marsh Opera presents their annual event of well-known opera selections and musical theatre, “Opera in the Park,” on Friday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m. on Old Saybrook Town Green, adjacent to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street.

Bring family and friends, blankets and chairs, and even relax with a picnic dinner.

Professional performers Sarah Nordin, mezzo-soprano and Tyler Putnam, bass will delight you with glorious music under the stars.

Nordin has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, toured Japan, and the Geneva Light Opera Company.

Tyler Putnam

Putnam has appeared with Opera Omaha, St. Petersburg Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Little Opera Theatre of New York.

This event is free, but a $10 donation is suggested to cover expenses.

Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

For additional information, visit www.saltmarshopera.org

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