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Water and What You Need to Know, an Online Gardening Class

Zoom

While we are all conscious of the quality of our drinking water, you may not be aware of the quality of the water we are giving to our plants. In some cases, poor water quality can cause plants to discolor, become stunted, or grow irregularly. Join us in this online class offered via Zoom to…

Dig Into Nature – Tracking

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

Join us for our free drop off program for children ages 5 to 10 to learn more about our local animals, plants, and habitats. This program’s topic is tracking! We will search for signs of animals, including tracks and scat. Preregistration is required. This class is outdoors except in inclement weather. Please bring a mask.…

Free

Survival Skills for the Family

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

Get the family together, embrace the cold and have fun on a winter day with the Nature Center! We’ll work together to build a shelter out of found materials, as well as learning tips and techniques for starting campfires! Preregistration is required. Masks are required indoors, optional when outside. This program is suited for families.…

Free

Digital Program: Food Explorers Cooking Class for Kids!

Zoom

Muffin Tin Pizzas! Join Food Explorers to make Muffin Tin Pizzas! Exploring food encourages children to learn through sensory experiences, hands-on activities and working together to create delicious results. Food Explorers provides children with the knowledge to make healthy choices for themselves. By combining nutrition education with cooking and hands-on food exploration, you'll have a…

Free

Vacation Day Program – Ice

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

Have your children ages 5-10 enjoy their day off from school by embracing the cold and have fun learning the science behind ice. We will have fun spending time building with ice blocks and begin the process of creating an ice suncatcher. Dress warmly and bring an extra pair of gloves! Please bring a mask.…

Full Wolf Moon at the Peace Sanctuary Hike

Peace Sanctuary 233 River Road, Mystic, CT

Start the week off right and join the Nature Center to enjoy the full Wolf Moon as we hike in the crisp winter air to admire beautiful views of the moon and the Mystic River. Meet at the bottom of the hill at the Peace Sanctuary at 233 River Rd in Mystic. This hike is…

Free

Duck and Waterfowl Identification via Zoom

Zoom

Winter is the best time of year to look for ducks in Southern New England. Join us in this program offered via Zoom as we discover which species of waterfowl can be found here for the winter and who flies away in the summer. We will take a look at ducks, geese, and swans and…

Zachary Garceau (Great Stories from Westerly’s Past) Author Talk and Q&A at Savoy Bookshop & Café

Savoy Bookshop & Café 10 Canal Street, Westerly

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and Q&A with Zachary Garceau for the new book, Great Stories from Westerly's Past. About the Book A unique look into Westerly's storied history. Great Stories From Westerly's Past offers more than sixty articles showcasing how so many people, places, and events from the last 350 years…

Free

Ten Key Steps to Organizing Your Home!

40 Library St, Mystic, CT 06355 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT

Join us with Sandra Wheeler, professional organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind, who will share key steps to getting more organized in your home or office. Learn steps to organize what you use and love and how to let go of the rest. See your spaces differently and repurpose them. Speaker Bio Sandra…

Free

Discovery

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

In this class geared towards preschool children ages 2 to 5 with special needs and a caregiver, children explore nature every month. Activities, circle time, animals and lots of time outside give the students and caregivers plenty of time to socialize and enjoy the outdoor world! Masks are required for adults and encouraged for children…

Free

Sensory Friendly Hike for Adults and Families

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

For adults and children with sensory sensitivities, some hiking locations can be easier than others. Join us for this Sensory Friendly Nature Hike at DPNC. With an educator as our guide, we will enjoy making winter discoveries. Meets at DPNC. This program is suited for adults and families, especially those with sensory sensitivities. Members and…

Free

Michelle Fishpaw (Claire’s Voice) Author Signing at Savoy Bookshop & Café

Savoy Bookshop & Café 10 Canal Street, Westerly

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author signing with Michelle Fishpaw for the book, Claire's Voice. About the Book Imagine a mother's horror when she finds her 11-month-old daughter suffering on the floor after being shaken by a babysitter. Against the odds, Claire Fishpaw survived and continually amazed her doctors. This book is the story…

Free

Digital Program: DIY Pom Pom Workshop for Kids!

Zoom

Join Hazel on Zoom to learn how to make yarn pom-poms. All you need is a pair of sharp scissors. Stop by the library ahead of time to pick up a grab n go bag with enough yarn to make 2 pom-poms and a template for trimming. Geared towards ages 8 and above, or younger…

Free

Kay Tobler Liss (The Last Resort: A Novel) Author Talk and Q&A at Bank Square Books

Bank Square Books 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and Q&A with Kay Tobler Liss for the new book, The Last Resort: A Novel. About the Book A Manhattan corporate attorney, with career and marriage in turmoil, drives desperately away from all he knows to an out-of-season resort on Long Island. As he struggles to put his…

Free

Diversity Reading Group: Hot Off the Press

40 Library St, Mystic, CT 06355 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT

Join us for a reading group that seeks to bring attention to soon-to-be, or recently published, books of any genre written by less well-known authors from under-represented groups (eg people of color, LGBTQ, disabled or chronically ill, rural and economically disenfranchised, immigrants). During a quarterly meeting, participants will be expected to share their reviews of…

Free

Life Under the Ice via Zoom

Zoom

Surviving the winter is one of the most incredibly challenging parts of an animal’s life. During this program offered online via Zoom, we will learn more about the animals who survive under the ice in ponds and lakes, including frogs, turtles and fish. This program is suited for adults. Preregistration is required. A Zoom link…

Digital Program: Family Yoga

Zoom

Join us for family yoga via zoom. This is a joyful way for children to explore movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination, and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments. This energetic class teaches body awareness and basic teacher/student dynamic using sing-along and movement to act…

Free

Photo & Memorabilia Organizing

40 Library St, Mystic, CT 06355 40 Library Street, Mystic, CT

Join us with Sandra Wheeler, professional organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind, to learn more about how to organize photos and memorabilia. Learn tips and tricks of the trade to think about your memorabilia, getting organized, and how to honor your past. This program will be held in-person, as well as livestreamed via…

Free

Andrea Pitzer (Icebound) in Conversation with Julian Sancton Virtual Author Talk and Q&A

Zoom

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Andrea Pitzer for the new book, Icebound. Andrea will be in conversation with author Julian Sancton. This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page. About the Book In the bestselling tradition…

Free

Food & Gender Author Series

Yellow Farmhouse Education Center 389 North Main Street, Stonington

Join us to explore where our beliefs, emotional connections, and behavior patterns about food come from. After all, food informs and is informed by our identity. The foods that we prepare, eat, and enjoy are reflections of racial or ethnic backgrounds, geographical provenance, family histories, and - as we'll explore in this virtual series -…

 

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