Unplugged Weekend

It’s time to unplug on October 23 & 24!!
Back by popular demand, we are offering a weekend to de-stress and take a time out
from technology and social media. Enjoy the fun activities our community partners have to offer, including a homework free weekend for the students of LOLMS.  All activities have covid precautions in place.
This page will be updated as info comes in.

Florence Griswold Museum

Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wee Faerie Village: FOLLY WOODS!
Over two dozen faerie-scaled architectural amusements will delight and inspire visitors as they travel along the Artists’ Trail. The theme is a playful, miniaturized take on ornamental buildings popular on country estates, parks, and gardens in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors will learn about different architectural styles from across the world as they gaze in awe at the artists’ whimsical creative skills. Saturday October 23, twist the day away with balloon art by April. And Sunday October 24 is Jolly Day with magician and entertainer Joe Howard making merry! Fun for all ages and the young at heart, all weekend long.

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Sunday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., RSVP

Visit High Hopes Therapeutic Riding and spend two hours helping with trail maintenance. Take a walk through the barn, visit with the herd and trim some branches along the sensory trail. Please bring clippers, gloves, water and wear sturdy walking shoes. Fair weather only. Pre registration is required by emailing kstalsburg@highhopestr.org. Group size limited.

Lyme art association

Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24, 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Gallery game, hands-on art project.
Yoga on the lawn (Sunday 10-12)

Lyme Land Trust

Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24

• Baby Forest Animal Figurine Search
Honey Hill Preserve, Clark Road, Lyme
Follow the instructions on the map to find the small figurines. Maps available at the LYSB porch (59 Lyme Street) or CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP which will also be posted at the trailhead.  Self paced, DIY
• Gnome Hunt at Pleasant Valley Preserve, 20 MacIntosh Road, Lyme, back by popular demand!, self paced.  Maps available at the LYSB Porch (59 Lyme Street) or CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau

Saturday, October 23

Pumpkin Painting Party!
   Saturday, October 23rd, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Why mess up your house? Join us on the LYSB lawn for a fun family afternoon of pumpking painting. We supply all materials.
Fee: $12/pumpkin.  Must register in advance.
Drug Take Back
Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Old Lyme Fire House (Lyme Street)
Let’s get those unwanted medications out of your house so they don’t find a new home, and dispose of them properly. Drive through. In collaboration with OL Police and OL Fire.
Pop Up Concert with LOLHS Select Singers
Saturday, October 23, 1:30-2:00 p.m. at LYSB, bring a chair to the back lawn.

Musical Masterworks

Saturday, October 23, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 3:00 p.m.

Musical Masterworks Concerts
$5 Student tickets! Opening Weekend, 31st Season
Location: First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
4 Lyme Street, Old Lyme
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
Tessa Lark, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Edward Arron, cello
Gallo: Selections from Trio Sonatas Nos. 1,2,3,7,8, and 12
Monza: Gavotte and Six Doubles from Suite in D Major for Solo Harpsichord
J.S. Bach: Adagio from Sonata in E-flat Major
Telemann: Suite for Two Violins, “Gulliver’s Travels,” 
Pergolesi: Vivo from Sinfonia in F Major for Cello and Harpsichord
Schnittke: Minuet from Suite in the Old Style for Violin and Harpsichord
CLICK HERE for Tickets ($5 student tickets)

Nightingales Acoustic Cafe

Sunday, October 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Ukulele Workshop with Braiden Sunshine
Join us at Nightingale’s as part of the LYSB Unplugged Weekend! On Sunday, October 24, Braiden will teach participants a couple of songs on the ukulele. Participants will have the option to play a mini-concert for families at the end of the hour. No experience is necessary!

Old Lyme Historical Society

Photo Scavenger Hunt on Lyme Street.  Click Here for info
Historic Walking Tour of Lyme Street Click Here for info
Both activities are self paced all weekend.

Old Lyme Land Trust

Nature Sculpture Contest at Watch Rock!
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Location: Watch Rock Preserve (Joel Road, Old Lyme) on the field (it’s labeled on the trail map).  Get your creative juices flowing and make something artistic out of natural materials you find on the preserve.  Make a cool sculpture on the field and send us a photo via Facebook or email ollandtrust@gmail.com with the names of the participants.  Prizes: bragging rights and a gift certificate to Sapore.  Share your photos for contest judging and email to OLLandTrust@gmail.com
Click Here for Flyer & Info


Old Lyme – Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

Print Your Own Library Merch – Halloween Edition
Saturday, October 23, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stop by during Unplugged weekend to experience the magic of screen printing and print your own merch in 10 minutes! 

(This is the Fall version of the Library’s annual print-your-own t-shirt event that usually takes place at Midsummer Festival. )

All ages and no experience necessary!

As in the past, you are encouraged to bring your own t-shirts, but you can also bring tote bags, bandanas, fabric (for patches), or sweatshirts. Lighter colored and less textured fabrics are easier to print. We’ll also have a small selection of blank t-shirts available to print and take, for a suggested donation.

The Phoebe loves Halloween as much as any summer festival, so stay tuned for the reveal of this year’s limited edition design… 

Pollinate Old Lyme and Lyme Pollinator Pathway

Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24

Collect and Spread Native Pollinator Plant Seeds
Stop by the LYSB porch (59 Lyme Street) to pick up your fact sheet and instructions, and visit the display.  Self paced, all weekend.

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Family Halloween Spooktacular!
Saturday, October 23, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Join us for a family Halloween Spooktacular at the RTP Estuary Center! Create Halloween decorations that help save birds, get hands on with some spooky science, and participate in the costume parade! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, and bring your holiday spirit. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Parade will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Program is free however, registration required. Program will take place rain or shine. Masks optional for outdoors, required if indoors.

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church

Scavenger Hunt at Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church (82 Shore Road, Old Lyme) Use the clues to search and discover more about our little patch of Old Lyme. Click Here for the clues self paced all weekend.

Studio 80 & Sculpture Grounds

Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Self guided sculpture grounds tour, (80 Lyme Street)  With over 100 sculptures woven throughout different gardens and courtyards, this en plein air art experience allows visitors to enjoy incredible large-scale contemporary sculpture on 4.5 beautifully landscaped acres. Visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds and interact with the works, perhaps turning kinetic elements or wandering through open pieces.