Sep
24
Thu
Sunrise, Sunset and Moon Photography On Line Workshop @ Spectrum Art Gallery Tickets
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunrise, Sunset and Moon Photography On Line Workshop @ Spectrum Art Gallery |  |  |

In this two-part online program via ZOOM, explore the “Where, When, and What” of sunrise, sunset and yes, moon photography. During the first two-hour presentation Robert will discuss these elements – in an open question and answer session with many examples of various environments. He will also suggest the appropriate times to photograph and places as well as what to include in your photographs. He will discuss the tools that have become available for us in the age of smartphone apps for timing and location of this type of photography.

Prior to the second session participants will each go out to photograph sunrise-sunset-and possibly the moon and then share with each other what we have experienced through an online display of each of our images. It is fortunate that during the course we will experience the full harvest moon of 2020 on October 1st. The harvest moon is the name given to the full moon that takes place closest to the autumn equinox. So, after our discussion we can use the tools to find the best times and places to photograph the sunrise, sunset and the 2020 harvest moon and to share our images. If it is cloudy or rainy on the 1st shooting a day or so before or after can get nearly the same results as capturing the moon on the 1st. I can’t wait to see it and the images we all capture!!!

Sep
26
Sat
Dusk Founder’s Guided Art Walk @ I-Park Tickets
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Dusk Founder's Guided Art Walk @ I-Park |  |  |

I-Park is very pleased to welcome the public to our Dusk Founder’s Guided Art Walk on Saturday, September 26th at 7pm. This intimate, ticketed event will feature a moonlit walk along our Art/Nature paths led by I-Park founder, Ralph Crispino, Jr. He will offer tidbits about I-Park’s history as well as our artists, their creation process, and hijinks. Guests are invited to enjoy drinks and light refreshments in the Outdoor Performance Area following the walk. All proceeds will support I-Park’s artists-in-residence programs and reservations in advance are REQUIRED. For additional information, write events@i-park.org or call 860-873-2468.

In accordance with the State of Connecticut Reopening Guidelines, our Trail Walk will practice social distancing procedures during check-in and throughout the event to ensure our participants’ safety. Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask if they are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance from other hikers – however, face masks will not be required while hiking on our trails. I-Park is dedicated to everyone’s personal health and is eager to welcome back the public for a safe, relaxing day of hiking!

Due to the fragility of the artwork and the natural features at I-Park, pets are not permitted on the I-Park grounds.

Important: You will be agreeing to our Visitor Code of Conduct when you register for Open Trails.

We look forward to welcoming you to I-Park for a beautiful visit!

Sep
29
Tue
SCORE Webinar: QuickBooks – Advanced & Hands-On @ Online Tickets
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
SCORE Webinar: QuickBooks - Advanced & Hands-On @ Online |  |  |

This webinar with Elizabeth Santaus provides a comparison between QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions. We will set up a QuickBooks Desktop company from scratch, reviewing the setup preferences and decisions along the way. If time permits, we will also view preferences for a QuickBooks Online company to help those users understand their options as well. Sponsored by Liberty Bank. Registration is required to receive a link to join the webinar.

Sep
30
Wed
Onward Leaders Virtual Art Auction Benefiting Child & Family Agency @ Virtual Auction Tickets
Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
Onward Leaders Virtual Art Auction Benefiting Child & Family Agency @ Virtual Auction

• Features paintings (including oils, watercolors, and drawings), photography, and a range of crafts including jewelry, pottery, and quilted wall-hangings.

• Many featured artists hail from Southeastern Connecticut but also include notables from New York City, Maine, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and even the UK.

• Artists include Mark Seliger, Carolyn Walton, Anne Winthrop Cordin, Michelle Marra, Chet Reneson, Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff, and Christopher Zhang.

• Something for everyone (lots of varying style and value).

• Child & Family Agency provides physical and behavioral health care and childcare services to the highest need and most at-risk families in Southeastern CT.

• Proceeds will support CFA programming.

• To learn more visit Childandfamilyagency.org

• Event dates: September 30 – Oct 7.

SCORE Webinar: Business Fundamentals #1: What’s the Big Idea? @ Online Tickets
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
SCORE Webinar: Business Fundamentals #1: What's the Big Idea? @ Online |  |  |

Session 1 of this free 5-session “Business Fundamentals for Starting or Growing a Business” series explores the feasibility of your product or service idea, how it can become a business, who your customers and competitors are, your vision, strengths and more. You will establish your value to your target audience and begin to understand how to communicate it. Attend all 5 sessions or any individually – registration is required to join the webinar. Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.

Oct
7
Wed
SCORE Webinar: Business Fundamentals #2: Customers & Competition @ Online Tickets
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
SCORE Webinar: Business Fundamentals #2: Customers & Competition @ Online |  |  |

In session 2 of our free 5-session “Business Fundamentals for Starting or Growing a Business” series, you will explore who your customer is in more detail. We’ll discuss competition (direct and indirect), and we’ll use SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats – to help you understand how to position your business and how to compensate for aspects of your business that are being developed. We will also help you look for trends that impact your market and product/service development. Attend all 5 sessions or any individually – pre-registration is required to join the webinar. Sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.

Oct
24
Sat
Volunteers Day @ I-Park Tickets
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Volunteers Day @ I-Park |  |  |

I-Park is seeking community-spirited outdoor enthusiasts to help enhance trail safety and aesthetics. I-Park suffered a multi-year assault by gypsy moths that left behind hundreds of dead trees and thousands of fallen limbs. The gardens are also in need of TLC. Volunteers Day will be on Saturday, October 24, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. This family-friendly event is recommended for anyone age 14 or older and will be held rain or shine.

Volunteers will hone their “happy stick” and debris-pile-maintenance skills while enjoying some quiet/zen time within I-Park’s beautiful natural setting. No technical expertise or feats of strength are required – just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and spend a few hours working alongside like-spirited art and nature lovers. I-Park will provide the tools and safety gear. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, hiking boots or other sturdy closed-toe shoes, and a hat – and gardeners, please bring your own gloves. In addition, participants should bring water, sunscreen, and light snacks. A complimentary luncheon will be served following the work period. Please note that no pets are allowed.

Reservations are REQUIRED and visitors can register at the Eventbrite link. For additional information, write events@i-park.org or call 860-873-2468.
We look forward to welcoming you!