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MAY 2022

May 1st - May 31st

2nd Annual Bicycles on Main

Visit the heart of Old Wethersfield’s historic district to see decorated bicycles in front of colonial homes, museums, local shops, restaurants, and businesses all on one walkable/bike-able street. More info!

May 1st

Workshops with Kevin Crawford

Kevin will teach two workshops, one for intermediate/advanced flute players, and one for all melody players – flute, whistle, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion, etc. More info!

May 1, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

Group Bike Rides

Join Bike/Walk Wethersfield for a group bike ride in Old Wethersfield and/or the Great Meadows. Free, no advance registration. Both rides start from Keeney Cultural Center parking lot, 200 Main St. More info!

May 5, 5:00pm

Book Discussion and Signing

Join Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum for a discussion and signing with the author of "Imperial WIne," Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre. Admission is free. Books will be available for purchase at the event. More info!

May 8th and 14th, 10:00am

Bike Safety Class

Free, no advance registration, at Keeney Center parking lot, 200 Main Street. Learn to ride, or refresh and improve your skills. Any age or skill level. More info!

May 14, 6:30am

Bird Walk

Join Jay Kaplan for his annual bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Walk through the ornamental foreground in search of resident and migratory birds. Free. Advance reservations are suggested. More info!

May 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Wethersfield Spring Car Show

Join the Over the Hill Gang Eastern Chapter for a fun free spring car show at Samuel B. Webb School, 51 Willow Street, Wethersfield. There will be raffles, music, vendors, trophies, and more! $10 Gate fee for Show Cars entered. More info!

May 15, 10:00am

Mayor's Ride (Group Bike Ride)

Starts at Hanmer School, 50 Francis Street. Ride around Old Wethersfield with Mayor Rell! Ends at Keeney Center, 200 Main Street, with Bicycles on Main awards ceremony at 11:00am. More info!

May 16, 10:30am

Keane Foundation/UNICO Golf Outing

Join the Keane Foundation and UNICO for their popular Golf Outing on Monday, May 16, 2022 at the Wethersfield Country Club. More info!

May 16 - June 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Art For Autistic Students

Free for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ages 10 to 14. Participants will explore artistic expression through different artistic mediums beginning with drawing. At the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts. More info!

May 18, 10:00am.

Discover Cedar Hill

Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill Cemetery’s most prominent residents. Advance reservations are recommended. More info!

May 19, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Washington 2.0 Symposium

Join the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum for a day led by esteemed historians and scholars, offering a new perspective on the nation’s first president. Includes breakfast, lunch, tour of the Museum’s three historic houses and exhibitions, and a wine and cheese reception. Service fees apply. More info!

May 19, 1:00pm - 2:30pm & May 21, 10:00am - 11:30am

Ancient Burying Ground Tours

Join Wethersfield Historical Society’s Research Librarian Martha Smart for an informative walking tour of the town’s Ancient Burying Ground. Tours depart from the red barn at the First Church parking lot. More info!

May 21, 9:00am and 10:00am.

Group Bike Rides

Join Bike/Walk Wethersfield for a group bike ride in Old Wethersfield and/or the Great Meadows. Free, no advance registration. Both rides start from Keeney Cultural Center parking lot, 200 Main St. More info!

May 21, 10:00am

The Green Team

Debbie Alter introduces you to the designer of Bushnell Park, the family behind Wickham Park, the capital city’s leading champion of green space, and more on this new tour at Cedar Hill Cemetery. More info!

May 21, 7:30pm

Cabaret to Benefit Ukrainian Refugees

WHS Drama will host a cabaret to benefit World Central Kitchen‘s Ukrainian refugee outreach program. Bears Smokehouse BBQ and Main Street Creamery will serve dinner from their food trucks from 5:30-7:30pm outside the cafeteria. Curtain is at 7:30. More info!

May 21 & 22, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Milton Avery Plein Air Weekend

Two Day Workshop in conjunction with the Milton Avery exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, learn and practice the art of painting en plein air. More info!

May 28, 9:00am

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Memorial Day Parade in Old Wethersfield and Memorial Day Ceremony immediately following in the Village Cemetery. More info!

May 28, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Heritage Weekend

Join Wethersfield Historical Society, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, and the Town of Wethersfield for the return of Heritage Weekend. Come to the historic distict to see the Memorial Day Parade, a Revolutionary War encampment, re-enactors, Captain Sal Tarantino and Wethersfield’s own Second Continental Light Dragoons, Sheldon’s Horse, Revolutionary War cannons and 18th century crafters. The Keeney Center, Hurlbut-Dunham House, Cove Warehouse, and WDS Museums will be open. More info!  

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

2022 Historic Wethersfield's Photo Contest

2022 Town Guide and Calendar

Annual Bicycles on Main

Annual Heritage Weekend

Annual Keane Foundation 5k Walk/Run

Annual Keane Foundation/UNICO Golf Outing

Bicycling and Walking Events during Bicycles on Main

Bike or Walk Wethersfield

Heritage Walk

Heritage Way Bike Route Designated a CT Greenway

Latest YouTube Post, "Winter in Wethersfield II"

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 2022

River, Land and Sea: Wethersfield’s Maritime History

The Great Elm

Wethersfield to expand their Heritage Walk with Connecticut Humanities Grant

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts Summer Youth Program

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

Where to Eat, Help Support Wethersfield Restaurants

Wethersfield Tourism Commission, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109

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