Have you ever wanted to take better pictures?? Or wondered why your pictures are not always sharp. Or perhaps you are overwhelmed with all the adjustments of your camera?? The Lymes’ Senior Center will host two classes to enable beginning photographers to start taking better pictures and enjoy using their cameras. The instructor is Richard Spearrin from Essex, a member of the CT Valley Camera Club Steering Committee. Mr. Spearrin started learning the successful elements of photography during his high school years working for a small CT newspaper. Most recently he has become very active in exhibiting at multiple area venues, arranging photo shoots for the camera club and mentoring beginning photographers.

    · The first of the two sessions, “Principles of Photography”, will concentrate on the understanding the basics of good photography: exposure, lighting, focus and composition. In addition, attendees will understand how to use their camera more effectively.

    · The second session is titled “Fun Principles of Photography” and will discuss specific photographic activities such as capturing fireworks; making streams and waterfalls smoother; capturing light streaks; stopping action; and extreme close up.

    Each session is scheduled for one hour and a half to accommodate questions and answers. And it does not matter if you use a smartphone, a point and shoot camera or a high-end adjustable camera. As Ansel Adams, renowned environmental photographer, said, “A camera did not make a great picture any more than a typewriter made a good novel”. A good photograph is based on the heart, eye, and soul of the photographer. Make sure you bring your camera with you. So join us on April 6th and May 4th   10:15am-11:45am and learn to enjoy being a better photographer. Reservations are required for this free workshop. Call (860)434-4127 or email to sign up.

    Old Lyme Town Band Summer Concert

    Old Lyme Town Band Summer Concert will be Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00pm (Rain date: Thursday, May 26th same time) The concert will be held outside so don’t forget your lawn chair! Feel free to make a night of it and bring your dinner if you would like!

    Joe Mac is Back!!!

    Join us on Tuesday, May 17th at 1:00pm (Rain date: Wednesday, May 18th, same time) as we welcome come back Singer Joe Mac and Friends as they entertain us with Rock and Roll from the 50’s and 60’s. This concert will be outdoors so make sure and bring a lawn chair. Feel free to bring your dancing shoes as well.