Unplugged Weekend


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.

Cooley Gallery
View artist Jac Lahav’s artwork
featuring George Washington displayed in the gallery windows. You’ll be surprised when looking closely at his paintings. Gallery open Saturday 11/21, 12-5 pm.  

Florence Griswold Museum
Expanding Horizons Exhibition. Have you walked the new Artists’ Trail along the riverfront?  Our two new exhibitions are open to the public (with advance reserved tickets) as well as the Robert F. Schumann Artists’ Trail and riverfront grounds. Open November 20/21/22, 10-4 

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Meet the High Hopes Herd!!  Weather permitting- paddock tours to learn about our special herd of therapy horses- what did they do before they worked here? How do we select and train them to be therapy horses? How we care for their physical and emotional well being? Visitors are welcome to bring carrots or apples for members of the herd!  Saturday 11/21, Tours at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm- maximum of 10 per tour.  email cbourn@highhopestr.org to RSVP. 

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Open Drawing.  Join us for Open Drawing Session on Saturday, Nov 21 10 am to 1 pm. In honor of this screen free weekend we are offering a special session with a clothed model as well as Cast Drawing free of charge for students 12 and up… See our website to reserve your spot on sign up genius. https://lymeacademy.edu 

Lyme Land Trust
Gnome Hunt. Find the gnomes and the sleepy bear in Pleasant Valley Preserve all weekend
Preserve Walk and Bonfire (for teens) Explore Banningwood Preserve and stop by the bonfire for s’mores in Diana’s field, Saturday, November 21, 2-4pm

Town Wide Scavenger Hunt… follow the clues in Lyme and Old Lyme.  All weekend. CLICK HERE for the Scavenger Hunt clues
Red Tulips Planting Kits, As part of Red Ribbon National Campaign- bringing awareness to substance abuse prevention and youth.  Families can plant red tulip bulbs (pick up at LYSB) and share photos in the Spring, to recognize and honor our community dedication to wellness and our youth!  
Thanksgiving Food Drive to help L/OL families in need.  Bring food donations to our Big Y event, or LYSB porch Saturday 11/21, 10-2.

Old Lyme Historical Society 
Historic Lyme Street Walking Tour, all weekend.

Old Lyme Land Trust
EyeSPY Photo Hunt. Enter the Old Lyme Land Trust – eye-SPY Photo Hunt – the woods are full of amazing things, if you keep an ey out for them! Vist any of our preserves and take photos of the amazing things you find. see our sample pages for examples of this. The best images will be posted on our website. CLICK HERE for details
Griswold Preserve Scavenger Hunt.  Look for the colored rocks along the paths and learn about the woods! All weekend.

Old Lyme – Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
Instant Author Kit for teens and tweens are available for pick-up on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Each kit comes with templates to make a mini autobiography and a mini coloring book.
Stress Relief Kits available while supplies last. (Limited to 3 per household please!)
No registration needed. Kits will be available for curbside pick up at these times: Thursday 11/19: 9:30-6:45PM, Friday 11/20: 9:30-4:45PM
Saturday 11/21: 9:30-12:45 p.m.
Book Cellar Pop Up Sale! Saturday 9:30 to 1:30, outside on the library lawn. Large selection of newest and gift quality books.  Stock up on holiday gifts or stay-at-home reading.

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center
Twilight Walk at Watch Rock Preserve.  As day fades to night, join RTPEC teacher-naturalist Morgan Allen for a hike through Watch Rock Preserve. Saturday 11/21 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., max of 10 participants.

St. Anns Episcopal Church
Scavenger Hunt at St. Anns… CLICK HERE for Scavenger Hunt Clues

Studio 80 & Sculpture Grounds
Self guided tours for families (and dogs).  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.  All weekend. 80 Lyme Street, Old Lyme.

Tiffany Farms
Pop Up Farmer’s Market, Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thank you to our community partners who have provided opportunities for families to unplug, and de-stress.