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Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St in East Hampton.  Trinkets and toys, home goods and electronics, to books, records and so much more will be among the treasures just waiting to be discovered.

The tag sale is an annual fundraiser held by Epoch Arts (pronounced “epic”).   A non-profit organization described as an “arts center” by founder Elizabeth Namen, Epoch offers its young participants the opportunity to nourish their artistic and creative skills.  Classes such as filmmaking, painting, clay sculpting, crafting, playwriting and production, improvisation and more … Continue Reading

Higher Grounds offers music, arts, culture, and farm-fresh eats

By Lauren Quiricihighergrounds

Kim Page, 48, is in her 4th successful year of business with what she refers to as her “coffee shop gallery” called Higher Grounds in East Hampton.  Since she moved to town 28 years ago, Page valued the existence in town of the type of cultural oasis that Higher Grounds has become.

Page chose to move to the town in part because of her fondness for “a funky little café in the building next door [to Higher Grounds’ current location] that had music and local art and little antiques and stuff,” she explains, “They closed, and until now we haven’t had anything.” After the café that she admired disappeared, Page endeavored to bring an indie-rock vibe back to the center of East Hampton. “I’ve just always wanted to have a funky little coffee shop where we could have art and music. There’s just not a lot of that around in Connecticut,” she  says. Since Page opened Higher Grounds, other coffee shops have been springing up in the area.  One of the newer shops, called “Down to Earth,” is located in Glastonbury, and another called “Something Simple” has surfaced in Hebron. “It’s kind of … Continue Reading

Freezin for a Reason – annual Turkey Plunge is Nov 16

November 2, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Local News Comments Off
The 2012 East Hampton Turkey Plunge raised more than $17,000 to help put food on the table for local families in need. Photo source East Hampton Turkey Plunge website

The 2012 East Hampton Turkey Plunge raised more than $17,000 to help put food on the table for local families in need. Photo source East Hampton Turkey Plunge website

Press Release

There’s still time to sign up for – or make a donation to – the 4th annual East Hampton Turkey Plunge, coming up on Saturday, November 16.

Once again, this popular event will be held at Sears Park with brave and generous residents from East Hampton – as well as other parts of the state – hitting the water at 9 a.m.

Plungers of all ages are invited to participate in the “coolest” event of the season.

The event is open to the public, it’s free and loads of fun for the entire family.

Last year, plungers raised more than $17,000!

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October Open Studios at I-Park Oct 27

October 22, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

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You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

Meet our October Artists-In-Residence

Josh Black, California, Visual Arts | www.joshblack.org

Ting-Chun Chen, Taiwan, Visual Arts | www.tingchen.co.uk

Benjamin Irwin, California, Music Composition | www.benirwinmusic.com

Yeon Jin Kim, South Korea/New York, Moving Image | www.yeonjinkim.com

Tatiana Nikolaenko, Russia, Visual Arts | www.nikolaenkotatiana.com

Sandra Osborne, California, Visual Arts | www.sandraosborne.net

Christina Tenaglia, New York, Visual Arts | www.christinatenaglia.com

Click here…

https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8935607643

…for free tickets to attend this Sunday’s event.

The artists will be in their studios from 2 to 3 p.m.

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Music, games and more at East Hampton history fest

October 19, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Come celebrate CHS' 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton's history.  There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co. Photo source - CHS website

Come celebrate CHS’ 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton’s history.
There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co. Photo source – CHS website

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The Chatham Historical Society (CHS) invites you to the Chatham History Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the CHS Museum complex on 6 Bevin Blvd., in East Hampton, CT.

Come celebrate CHS’ 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton’s history.

There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co.

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Environmental Art Trail Weekend Walks – October 19-20

October 19, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

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In case you missed the exhibition in September, I-Park – Connecticut’s premier artists’ residency program, located in East Haddam – is offering another opportunity.

Join us this weekend, rain or shine, as we re-open our grounds to the general public.

Enjoy a self-directed trail walk, including a boat ride, to view the works created for I-Park’s 2013 Environmental Art Biennale (the fourth in a series).

It will be a month since the opening – the colors and sounds will have changed, as will the ephemeral installations themselves.

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More than 100 quilts on exhibit at historic church

October 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

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First Church of Christ Congregational, East Haddam hosts its very popular annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

The show features more than 100 exhibits of beautiful and unique, hand-crafted quilts and needlecrafts.

The quilts create a dramatic kaleidoscope of color inside the historic 1794 meetinghouse designed by famed architect Lavius Filmore. The graceful structure features a flying pulpit, star-spangled domed ceiling and many blown-glass window panes, which flood the interior with light to better display the intricate pattern of the quilts.

The show historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

A café will be open throughout the show selling homemade soups, pies and other desserts and beverages.

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East Hampton talent featured in Gilbert & Sullivan opera

October 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
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The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

In its 33rd year, the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society … known for its professional-caliber productions with full orchestra, sets and costumes … presents The Yeomen of the Guard, an opera set in the Tower of London in Tudor England.

This performance will be held Oct. 19 and 20. Please note that CGSS has relocated its performance venue to Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, in Deep River, CT.

For tickets, please visit http://ctgands.org/ or call 1-800-866-1606.

The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

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Some East Hampton roads to close temporarily for Bennys Run Oct 5

October 4, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News, Sports Comments Off
Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser.  Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser. Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

East Hampton Police wants drivers to know that some roads near Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT will be closed and there may be traffic delays on other roads during the Benny’s Run Race on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The race begins at 10 a.m. and police anticipate some traffic delays, particularly in the area of North Main Street.

About 200 runners/walkers are expected to join the event.

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In East Hampton – Enjoy some wine and art

September 18, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Local News Comments Off
"Divine Daisies" PeggyGarrGallery.com

“Divine Daisies” PeggyGarrGallery.com

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Old Bank Sip and Dip Art Bar offers the following classes in October at 66 Main St. in East Hampton, CT. (All materials are provided and it’s BYOB.) Registration is required.

 

 

Oct 1  1-3 P.M. Floral Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 3  1-3P.M. Landscape Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 4  1-3P.M. Still Life Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 5  1-3 P.M. Pen and Ink of Tree with Paulette Reed

Oct 5  6:30-9P.M.  Landscape Acrylic with Paul Hoffman

 

Oct 6  3:30-6P.M.  Acrylic Seashore with Paul Hoffman

Oct 8  1-3P.M. Watercolor seascape with Mary Horrigan

Oct 9  7-9P.M. Acrylic CT landscape with Paul Hoffman

Oct 10  7-9P.M.  Landscape Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 13  3:30-6P.M.  Interior Acrylic Painting with Paul Hoffman

Oct 15  7-9P.M. Intro to Polymer Clay with Bonnie Desaulnier

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Local craft fair needs your talents

September 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

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Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center is bringing back the annual holiday fair and inviting area crafters to be a part of the event.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

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