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Historic Tax Credits Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017, 10:00 am
Historic Tax Credits Workshop;

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street, New London, , 06320

State Historic Preservation Office will lead a workshop on Federal/State Historic Tax Credits.
Find out how this program provides financial incentives on restoring your residential, commercial and municipal buildings.

Education/Lectures

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Brick Walls, Where do we go from here? How to organize your information, basic preservation tips, and problems you might encounter in your research and how to get past them. This is a more collaborative course, so come prepared with your thinking cap to help each other out! Workshop led by Genealogist Jennifer Chretien. This program series made possible with a donation from the Evelyn Carlson Widham Fund.

New London History Series by Sally Ryan

Monday, May. 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Contact: Madhu Gupta 8604471411 mgupta@plnl.org
Join New London historian Sally Ryan and learn more about the history of New London. This series of programs runs on Mondays from April 3 through May 8.

April 3 —The CT Colony and Pequot War

April 10—New London’s Early Years: 1646 –1775

April 17—The Revolutionary War

April 24—Whaling 1820-1860

May 1—Railroads and the Industrial Revolution

May 8—1938 Hurricane to the Present

Registration not required.

Education/Lectures

Old Lyme Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

May 2: Origins and Future of our Estuary and Tidal Wetlands
David Kozak from Connecticut DEEP will address the impact of sea level rise specifically on the Connecticut River Estuary and what steps can be taken to mitigate the effects. His remarks will address the origins of our coastal marshes, the physical and biological processes that sustain them, how they contribute to the health of the estuary, and how they defend against rising sea levels.

Cover Crops and Rotation in the Home Garden

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017, 7:00 pm

Education/Lectures

Wheeler Library, 101 Main Street, North Stonington, CT , 06359

The Seed Lending Library at Wheeler Library hosts Bill Paradis speaking on cover crops and crop rotation in the home garden, to improve soil health and resilience. The library will be open at 6:30 to browse and check out seeds.

Elder Law

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
Elder Law;

Education/Lectures

Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church , 1650 Route 12, GALES FERRY, , 06335

ELDER LAW
What is it?
Who needs it?
How do I find an
Elder Law lawyer?
Attorney Michael Lahan from Norwich
will answer these & other Elder Law questions
Wednesday evening, May 3 at 7 p.m. at
Our Lady of Lourdes Rectory Meeting Room
1650, Rt. 12, Gales Ferry
All Ages Welcome!
You may discover strategies
to begin planning now for the future.
Admission is Free

Gregorian Chants of Holy Week & Easter - Evening Enrichment;

Education/Lectures

Enders Island, 1 Enders Island, Mystic, CT , 06355

Join us on Enders Island with John Brodeur on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning March 5, 2017 for an introductory workshop on Gregorian Chant: its history, theology, spirituality, and practice. The workshop will highlight the chant’s unique relationship to the Roman Liturgy, proper singing technique, and a full sampling of the Gregorian repertoire throughout Holy Week and Easter.

Each evening begins with a 3-course dinner at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 9:15 pm. All participants will receive a Gregorian Missal and will take home a recording made in the resonant Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption.

First Four Weeks starts at $260, other pricing with meal options available.

Teresa Berry Talks Radio, May 3, Waterford

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017, 6:30 pm

Education/Lectures

Waterford Public Library , 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

6:30 p.m., Teresa of the Wake-Up Show, Soft Rock 106.5 WBMW, will join us for a lively discussion on her path to becoming a popular radio personality. Born in Seattle, Washington, she comes from a family of broadcasters - out of five siblings, four are in the radio/television business. Her ultimate goal was to be a writer, but decided TV / radio would better suit her; free; (860) 444-5805.

8 Bells Lecture Series- Presented by the Naval War College Museum;

Education/Lectures

Seamen's Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport, , 02840

“Cassandra in Oz: Counterinsurgency and Future War,” by Conrad Crane.

When Conrad Crane retired from active duty to become a research professor, he never expected to become a modern Cassandra, fated to tell truth to power without being heeded. After the world transformed on 9/11, he warned the Army that it was not prepared to execute stability operations, counterinsurgency, and the eventual reconstruction of Iraq. Crane’s work attracted the attention of Generals David Petraeus and James Mattis, and he soon found himself in charge of a team tasked with creating the groundbreaking Field Manual 3-24/Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-33.5 Counterinsurgency, the very counterinsurgency doctrine he had pleaded for. A unique blend of traditional and modern theory, this manual would prove to be essential to the success of the Surge in Iraq that changed the course of the war. Crane’s account of the creation and implementation of the manual addresses its many criticisms, details what went wrong in Iraq, and explains how the new doctrine was never properly applied in Afghanistan. From the debates over the content to the ways it was used in the field, Cassandra in Oz covers lessons that should be gleaned from years of global war and displays the American military as a learning organization at its best.

Dr. Conrad C. Crane is the Chief of Historical Services for the Army Heritage and Education Center at the Army War College. A retired Army officer who taught history for 12 years at West Point, he has written widely on airpower and landpower issues. In 2008 he was selected as the International Archivist of the Year by the Scone Foundation, and in 2016 he was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize by the Society for Military History for lifetime contributions to the field.

Abstraction in the Public Sphere

Thursday, May. 4, 2017, 5:00 pm
Abstraction in the Public Sphere;

Education/Lectures

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, , 06371

5-7 p.m.; 5 p.m., reception; 6 p.m., lecture; $15 for both; lecture by Dr. Karen L. Schiff; limited seating; reservations required; RSVP Kristen Brady kbrady@lymefs.newhaven.edu (860) 434-3571 ext. 121.

Artist/theorist Karen Schiff will consider selected abstract paintings from the 20th and 21st centuries as responses to social conditions. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Yayoi Kusama, and Agnes Martin can be seen as offering visual reflections on world events, and as formulating new conceptual frameworks for making sense of our rapidly changing culture. The lecture concludes with speculations on very recent phenomena in international politics and non-representational painting such as “zombie abstraction” and a linguistic ambiguity in political discourse, and suggests some political roles for abstract art.

Karen Schiff earned an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University in 2006, with Honors in Drawing; she also has studio training from the Rhode Island School of Design, the New York Studio School, and the Art Students League of New York. She was motivated to return to making art after seeing the work of Agnes Martin, during her her doctoral studies in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, and Martin’s artwork, writings, and life story continue to be touchstones. She earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and became an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities and Literature in an English department; her more recent research, teaching, and writing are all filtered through her renewed studio practice.

Karen’s artwork has appeared in Art Journal from the College Art Association and in many gallery and museum exhibitions: in “Art = Text = Art,” for instance, her work traveled with other selections from the Kramarsky collection of contemporary drawing to four museums in the U.S. and in Iceland (see artequalstext.com). Her most recent solo exhibition was “Broken Letters (After Agnes),” at First Things Gallery in New York City in 2017.

Byzantine Iconography - Evening Enrichment, Mar. 16, Mystic;

Education/Lectures

Enders Island, 1 Enders Island, Mystic, CT , 06355

5:30 p.m., join us on Enders Island with Grace Zazzaro on 12 Thursday evenings beginning March 16, 2017 for an introductory workshop on Byzantine Iconography: its history, theology, spirituality, and practice. Each evening begins with a 3-course dinner at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9:15 pm.

All participants will take home a completed icon of the Mandylion, aka the icon “Not Made by Hands.” No artistic skills needed to attend!

First Four Weeks - starting at $240, other pricing and meal options available.

The Wonders of Bird Migration, May 4, O.Lyme

Thursday, May. 4, 2017, 7:00 pm
The Wonders of Bird Migration, May 4, O.Lyme;

Education/Lectures

Old Lyme Town Hall, 52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

7 p.m., Potapaug Audubon invites guest speaker Fran Zygmont from Litchfield Hills Audubon Society to answer some questions about migration: Why do birds migrate? Where do they go? How do they know where to go? How does weather play a part in migration? So many amazing facts to learn and so many amazing photos to see. Fran will be demonstrating a few of his amazing bird song imitations too. A follow up bird migration field walk is planned on Sunday May 7th with a rain date of Saturday May 13th; free; (860) 710-5811.

Early New England Timekeeping: An Illustrated Lecture;

Education/Lectures

Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, 40 Palmer Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

Timekeeping in Early New England: An Illustrated Lecture with expert Bob Frishman, includes an opportunity for identification and appraisals.
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5 pm
Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House 40 Palmer Street Stonington

On Friday, May 5 at 5 pm, the Stonington Historical Society will present an illustrated program on early New England Timekeeping with Expert Clock Appraiser and Restorer, Bob Frishman.
The program will be followed with an opportunity for the audience to have their own timepieces appraised and identified. This program is free and open to all.

Mr. Frishman, a full-time restorer of antique clocks since 1992, regularly writes and lectures on the history, science and culture of timekeeping. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, and chairman of the NAWCC Symposium Committee. He is the founder of Bell-Time Clocks and has repaired 7000 clocks and sold more than 1700 vintage timepieces. He writes and lectures about the history, culture and science of horology. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London, UK.
Bob Frishman, Bell-Time Clocks 53 Poor Street, Andover MA 01810 978-475-5001, bell-time@comcast.net


For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Wood ewood@stoningtonhistory.org OR 860-535-8445 x10

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