Unplugged Weekend


It’s time to unplug on March 6 & 7!!
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 are covid friendly.  
This page will be updated as info comes in.

Florence Griswold Museum
Saturday, March 6th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 7th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Visit the Museum’s 12-acre campus and Artists’ Trail for a restorative 1/2 mile walk by the Lieutenant River. Enjoy two exhibitions: “Expanding Horizons: Celebrating 20 Years of the Hartford Steamboiler Collection” and “Centennial of the Lyme Art Association Gallery.” 24-hour advance online ticket reservations required for exhibitions, grounds free and open to the public following posted Museum guidelines.

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Sunday, March 7th, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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 where sturdy walking shoes. Fair weather only. Pre registration is required. Group size limited to 15. 

Lyme Art Association
Saturday, March 6th and Sunday, March 7th, 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gallery Game “It’s all in the Details”, and hands-on art project.

Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau
Three Community Service Projects with your Family!
Family Beach Clean Up, info tba
Seed Bombs.  Pick up your kit from the LYSB porch to create your own seed bombs that help to spread flowers and create beauty and habitats for pollinators.
Dog Biscuits for OL Animal Control.  Pick up your kit and instructions from the LYSB porch.  Make dog biscuits that will be donated to Old Lyme Animal Control.
Self paced all weekend.

Old Lyme Land Trust
Scavenger Hunt at Hatchetts Hill Preserve (29-1 Hatchetts Hill Rd). Self paced all weekend.

Snow Sculpture Contest!
Saturday, March 6th and Sunday March 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Watch Rock Preserve on the field (it’s labeled on the trail map).  Prizes: bragging rights and a gift certificate to Scarpetta’s.  In the absence of snow, contestants should create something out of found objects in nature.

Old Lyme – Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
Spice Explorers
Pick up a kit from the Library to add some spice to your pantry and expand your palate. Kits include sample spices, fun facts, and suggested recipes. During Unplugged weekend, we encourage everyone to make a dish with their spices. Share a photo and tell us how it tasted!  The Spice Explorers Kit will be available at curbside pick-up at the Library, beginning Friday, March 5, no registration required, all ages.” Self paced all weekend.

Pollinate Old Lyme and Lyme Pollinator Pathway
Explore Your Yard and Help Birds Build a Nest! Migratory birds are returning to Old Lyme in the coming weeks, and will soon be ready to feed their young delicacies such as caterpillars and worms! Bring together natural materials in your yard to give birds a headstart on their nests. Pick up instructional sheets on the porch of LYSB where you’ll see a few examples of Nesting Materials ready for birds to gather. Self paced all weekend.

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Family Beginner Bird Walk at Watch Rock Preserve
Saturday, March 6th, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Join teacher-naturalist Morgan Allen at Watch Rock Preserve for a fun morning of searching for and identifying our fine feathered friends! Program includes materials to take home and build your own birdfeeder so you can continue to enjoying watching for birds at your own home.