One Hour Clarinet Lesson with Kelli O'Connor
Learn the instrument and build confidence through a healthy disciplined approach.
Kelli O'Connor is Principal Clarinet for ECSO and Vermont Symphony and faculty with Conn College and CCSU. She is skilled in Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Composition, Editing and Chamber Music and has a Master of Music focused in Clarinet Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. Kelli's private students consistently accomplish high honors at both the regional and state levels as a result of her healthy and disciplined approach.
*One hour of instruction and coaching for any level of skill. To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time and location.
Donated By Kelli O'Connor
(4) Season Passes to the Stonington Vineyards Annual Summer Concert Series of 2021, Plus a Bottle Each of Seaport White, Triad Rose, and Sheer Chardonnay to Take Home Today.
Experience the seasonal tradition of music, food, and wine that makes for (9) perfect summer evenings!
Every Friday evening from 6-9PM in July & August, Stonington Vineyards welcomes the area's best acts for a relaxing evening of music. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy on the spacious lawn. Brick n' Basil Pizza Truck & Spicy Fusion Food Truck will be on site serving up delectable bites, the vineyard also offers light bites by Gourmet Galley Catering and picnic dinners are welcome.
- No Wine Tastings are offered during music, but wine is available by the glass or bottle only. Last call is 8:30 PM
- Masks are required on property when not eating or drinking.
- OUTSIDE ALCOHOL (besides Stonington Vineyards' wine) IS NOT PERMITTED ON PROPERTY.
- THE MUSIC SERIES IS RAIN OR SHINE.
- See website for additional information.
2021 MUSIC SCHEDULE (25% of all reservation fees will go to relative charity):
July 2 - Pirates for Peace
(SOUTHEASTERN CT LIONS ST. BALDRICK'S BRAVE THE SHAVE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER)
July 9 - Azalea Drive (MYSTIC AQUARIUM)
July 16 - Big Dawg Issac (JOHNNYCAKE CENTER)
July 23 - Sunday Gravy (WARM CENTER)
July 30 - Luke & Mike (ALWAYS HOME)
Aug 6 - The Fake Experience (OCEAN COMMUNITY CHAMBER)
Aug 13 - Ben Freiert & Friends (PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER)
Aug 20 - 2 Cat Zoo (GIRLS ON THE RUN)
Aug 27 - Whisker Fish (MYSTIC LIONS CHARITIES)
THREE POPULAR BOTTLES OF STONINGTON VINEYARDS WINE:
Seaport White - This award-winning wine is a customer favorite! This blend produces a refreshingly balanced, easy-drinking, off-dry wine with a fruity character. You will find it excellent with any type of food... or alone!
Triad Rose - A unique blend of three grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay & Vidal Blanc. This provides this vintage with rich fruit, backbone & spice which harmonize together to make this a refreshingly pleasing to complement your Summer fair.
Sheer Chardonnay - Sheer equals pure! This new barrel free style of Chardonnay allows the unmasked flavor of the noble grape to stand alone, bringing forth an uncommon wine with subtle flavors of ripe apple, mineral and yeast. Don't be afraid to be sheer!
523 Taugwonk Rd. Stonington
YMCA Camp Cove One-week Session
Your young camper will play, learn and thrive with this one-week YMCA Camp Cove Session Summer 2021 or 2022.
Camp Cove is for age 4 to entering 10th grade. Campers enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences that provide children with creative and innovative activities to develop independence, resiliency and a sense of self-empowerment.
Camp Cove is nestled along the shores of the Mystic River on over 20 acres. Facilities include 120 feet of beachfront, baseball fields, tennis courts, playground, pavilion, gaga ball pit, and the YMCA. The YMCA houses a gymnasium, Youth and Teen Center, community room, swimming pool and many other areas in case of inclement weather.
*Session TBD by mutual agreement. Valid summer 2021 or 2022. Programs run Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00 PM with extended care hours available.
Traditional Camp Activities include:
- Daily recreational beach or pool swim period
- Kayaking, Sailing, Canoeing and Paddle boarding
- Playground, Arts & Crafts, STEM, and Archery
- Ga-Ga, Volleyball, Mini-golf, Field Games and Teambuilding Activitie
YMCA Camp Cove
1 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic
Tuscan Villa - 7 Night Stay for 4 in 2022 or Beyond
Stay in your choice of 12 Tuscan Resort properties, in or near Manciano, Italy.
Located 1 1/2 hours north of Rome - the 11 villas are charming homes situated in the ancient hill town of Manciano, Italy with its Sienese stead fortress. Most feature 2 bedrooms, 1-2 baths with showers, kitchen, and a lovely living area. This magnificent region, known as the Maremma, lavishes enchanted beauty and tradition like no other - with its villages, romantic Fiora River, silvery mountains and natural thermal spas.
- Villa Zolira (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) is a vintage Tuscan style with living room and kitchen.
- Casa Natalia and Casa Bambini (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) with living room/kitchen combination.
- Casa Giovanna (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) with living room/kitchen.
- Mira Bella (3 bedrooms, 2 baths) spacious parlor, dining room and kitchen.
- Allegra (3 bedrooms, 2 baths) with magnificent views of countryside.
- Terrazza (3 bedrooms, 2 baths) is located in the most medieval part of Mancianio!
- Veranda (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) is located at the base of the castle.
- Close by is Casa Fiorella, (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) little gem in the most ancient part of the community.
- Recently renovated Bellavista in sister Etruscan hill town, Pitigliano (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) with living room and kitchen.
- Rosavia (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) is located in the hamlet, Poderi a short drive to Manciano/Montemerano.
In the village of Manciano - an easy stroll from all the homes - you will enjoy charming shops and traditions. Dine at a good restaurant or simply relax it at one of the local bars and enjoy gelato, cappuccino - or just the locals.
* Limitations: Accommodations only for 4 people. No expiration, but date is subject to availability. A $500 per person charge applies to extra guests and is only available in homes that can accommodate more than 4 people. A $500 deposit is required for children, refundable upon inspection, 2 weeks following departure. This trip cannot be sold, bartered or traded without written consent of the owner.
Dinner for Two with ECSO Concertmaster Stephan Tieszen
Enjoy a unique opportunity to engage with Stephan Tieszen, before an ECSO concert.
Prior to an ECSO concert in the 21-22 season, enjoy a dinner at Tony D's in New London with Stephan. The included $200 gift certificate will cover dinner for you, a guest, and Stephan on the performance date of your choosing.
ECSO Concertmaster, Stephan Tieszen, is a convivial conversationalist on top of his artistic prowess on the violin. He'll share stories from his extensive career with the ECSO and other musical institutions in Connecticut and New York.
*Arrangements must be made by calling the ECSO in order to schedule.
Upcoming Concert Dates:
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 7:30pm
For more concert information, visit:
One-year Family Membership, DPNC
Open Spaces, Wild places
The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic provides a sanctuary for wildlife and humans alike. The natural history museum on Pequotsepos Road provides a home to numerous species of wildlife, flora and fauna. The more than 300-acre sanctuary and 10 miles of trails gives visitors a chance to experience nature first hand. The 45-acre Coogan Farm on Greenmanville Avenue features an heirloom orchard and community Giving Garden in addition to protected critical watersheds and ecosystems for wildlife, both native and migratory.
Be inspired by the unique habitats and wildlife of southeastern Connecticut through the seasons!
Membership Benefits Include:
- Access to 10 miles of trails
- Free admission to Museum, facilities & live exhibits
- Advance notice & discounts on programs and activities
- Discounts on store merchandise & notification of exclusive sales
- Member rates & early registration for Summer Nature Camp
- pecial admission rates eat the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) organizations nationwide
- The satisfaction of supporting environmental education and conservation
* Rates & benefits are subject to change and some restrictions apply.
7 Night Antigua Villa Stay for Up to 4 People in 2022 or Beyond
Relax to the soothing sounds of the breaking waves, bask in the glow of burnished sunsets - as cool breezes ruffle the palms of tropical trees!
Antigua is one of the most charming and blissful islands in the Caribbean. Wondrous adventures await you, on land and sea. Enjoy the warmth, sun, beaches, & restaurants of this lovely island. Scuba, sail and shop, then relax over dinner in privacy or embrace the lively local St. John's nightlife.
(1 bedroom, 2 baths with pull-out couch)
Between the sky, the sea and the music our Antigua Village 2 level garden villa just steps away from the aqua blue waters and sandy beaches of Dickenson's Bay on the island of Antigua!! On the main level is a large open floor plan with keeping room with queen size (pull out sofa bed), dining area that opens to a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, full bath and large patio for alfresco dining. On the second level is the large bedroom with king size bed, full bath with tub and shower. This room has a lovely balcony with panoramic views of the garden and the Caribbean Sea. A perfect place to catch the morning sun and sea breeze.
The community of Antigua Village situated on Dickenson's Bay is a beach stroll from the best restaurants, casino and lively bars. Amenities are swimming pool, onsite provision store, onsite massage, wifi and daily maid service.
* Offer is for 2-4 persons for 2022 and beyond. No expiration but dates are subject to availability. A $500 deposit is required if parents take children.
Martha's Vineyard 2 Night/3Day Stay
for up to 7 People Sept 2021-May 2022
Enjoy a getaway to the beautiful 'Janela do Sol' home in Oaks Bluffs!
Martha's Vineyard is a year round destination - come in the fall, winter or spring and enjoy a host of outdoor activities on the water and at beautiful conservation areas. In winter, serenity pervades the Island. Christmas in Edgartown entices off season visitors to return again and again.
Paul & Sabrina's home is conveniently located near bike paths and an easy walk to town.
*Redeemable Sept 2021-May 2022 subject to availability and restrictions. Arrangements must be made in advance.
Lee & Company Hair Salon Services $100 Gift Certificate
Treat yourself, you deserve it - enjoy the experience!
Located in Olde Mistick Village, Lee and Company Salon is a well known, popular salon with a talented staff of stylists. Lee Regan and her associates offer a variety of advanced skills in precision hair sculpting & hair coloring.
Elevate your hair with color enhancements that give superior shine and create iridescent, holographic effects that change and move with the light.
*$100 Gift Certificate is valid toward hair and other salon services.
A Private Guided Hiking Adventure by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Take a hike and explore a new natural area, or pick an old favorite to get an expert view on the property.
Treat yourself and your guests to an unforgettable outdoor experience with this private 2-hour hike for up to five people in Southeastern Connecticut or adjacent RI. With a DPNC educator as your guide, you will learn about the flora and habitats around you and watch for signs of wildlife. The Nature Center staff can help guide you in picking a location to best suit your needs.
Must be arranged in advance.
A Dinner for 8 or Cocktail Party for 20, Catered at Your Home by Gourmet Galley Catering.
Celebrate everything - family reunions, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, anniversaries, retirement parties and just plain why-not? parties.
Whether you're having a cocktail party for 20 to celebrate or a sit down dinner for 8 just to honor some long and beautiful friendships, let Gourmet Galley cater an unforgettable party at your home to suit you.
For more than 20 years, Gourmet Galley Catering has been offering award-winning intimate celebrations and sophisticated cocktail parties. The plate is always locally sourced classic food with a modern twist - that tastes amazing.
*Value: $1,200. Date must be agreeable with winner and Gourmet Galley. Some restrictions may apply. Not to be combined with other gift certificates.
Haircut at Antonio Hair Design Services
Life isn't perfect, but your hair can be!
Antonio Hair Design reflects the vision of owners Antonio & Mario and their fresh prospective on beauty and fashion forward hair styles.
Dedicated to providing uncompromised service - the essence of the salon is to make you feel good from the inside out by creating a relaxing environment delivered with elegance and warmth.
*Certificate valid for Haircut.
59 Williams Avenue, Mystic
Weekday Foursome of Golf with Use of Golf Carts at the Stonington Country Club
Discover one of America's most enjoyable golfing experiences!
This beautifully landscaped and meticulously manicured par 72 championship course is professionally designed for all levels of play. Strategic placement of four sets of tees ensures a challenging golfing experience for veterans and beginners alike.
Tucked away off a country road among 155 acres of rolling hills and meadows, the course is naturally lush with trees, ponds, streams and stonewalls that provide a natural habitat for birds and wildlife.
*Arrangements must be made in advance and gift certificate must be presented. Some restrictions may apply based on day, time and course availability. Proper dress and etiquette required.
396 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington
Sunday Prix-Fixe Brunch for 2 at Fresh Salt Restaurant, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
Fresh Salt is more than just a restaurant; it is a place to enjoy one another's company and experience the breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound quietly intertwined with the Connecticut River.
Utilizing the chef's simple yet high quality approach, the fresh and seasonal local ingredients from sea, land and soil are transformed into beautifully inspired dishes.
Nestled between the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina boasts the best in waterfront tranquility. With every visit to Old Saybrook, encounter the friendliness of a small town, breathtaking marina vistas, and glimpses of rich history.
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina has created the perfect balance of northern extravagance and a touch of southern hospitality, to treat guests to a truly charming experience.
* A typical brunch menu includes an omelet station, eggs Benedict, a waffle station, salads, entrées, pasta station, carving station and dessert table. Reservations required and other restrictions may apply. Expires Sept. 2022.
2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook
Rob Rivers Retreat Package
Indulge in pampering and relaxation with the ultimate mind and body rejuvenation!
During the Rob Rivers Retreat, you will be whisked away and treated to The Essential Facial, Spa Manicure, Spa Pedicure, Aromatherapy Scalp Massage, and a Shampoo/Blowdry so you are ready to continue your day.
Rob Rivers has been helping generations of men and women look and feel their best. This half day (4.25 hours) retreat will nourish your skin and nails to restore youthful radiance - leaving you feeling revitalized.
20 Holmes Street, Mystic
Dessert of the Month 1-year Subscription from Friends of the ECSO
Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with this unforgettable gourmet experience!
Enjoy sweet treats for all occasions with your family and loved ones. Each month, from July 2021 through June 2022, the winning bidder will receive a home-made tasty dessert sufficient to serve six.
Makes the perfect gift - a delicious alternative to sending flowers.
*Initial arrangements must be made in advance. Taste preferences and dietary restrictions may be discussed with the Friends' representative throughout, as well as a preferred schedule for delivery.
July - Banana Bread
August - Fruit Cobbler
September - Lemon Meringue
October - Apple Pie
November - Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
December - Candy (White Fudge; Chocolate-Peanut Neapolitans)
January - Pumpkin Spice Bread
February - Placek, Polish Apple Cake
March - Cranberry Cobbler
April - Pie Pecan Pie
May - Pineapple Upside Down Cake
June - Chocolate Chip Cookies
Penguin Encounter Package for Up to 4 People at Mystic Aquarium
You and three guests will meet one of the Aquarium's most beloved animal ambassadors, an African penguin - up close and personal!
In this 60-minute program, one of the African penguin specialists will describe these remarkable birds, their care at the aquarium and the special bond they form with their trainers. Participants learn about the history of the species and conservation issues affecting these intriguing animals.
Package includes admission to Mystic Aquarium.
*Valid for up to 4 people through June 2022, subject to availability. Advance registration required. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic
Vesta Salon Services $100 Gift Card
Let us help you shine!
Get a fresh new look for summer and rejuvenate in a warm, upbeat, and welcoming atmosphere. Located in Waterford, Vesta Salon and Wigs offers a wide range of hair, skin and nail care services. The skilled team provides clients with the ultimate salon experience through the use of the latest technology and techniques and the finest products.
*Gift Card valid toward salon services only. Gratuity not included.
256 Boston Post Road, Waterford
Mystic Seaport Museum Family Membership
Members of Mystic Seaport Museum enjoy incredible privileges all year long-including free unlimited admission, discounts at all of the shops and restaurants, private exhibition previews, and much more.
Be sure to visit their website to see a full list of member benefits as well as the most up to date information on all Mystic Seaport Museum exhibits, programs, classes, and events!
* This membership covers two adults living at the same address and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18.
75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic
Pan-Asian Dinner-Garden Party Saturday, August 28, 2021 Hosted by Naomi, Ivan and Bjorn Otterness at their home in Ledyard
Dinner for 25 guests prepared by Toshi Shimada, assisted by Jose and Guido Garaycochea, Naomi, Ivan and Bjorn Otterness.
This relaxing afternoon begins at 3pm on the patio with savory light bites and cocktails - among good friends, garden sculptures, beautiful flowers and music. The Pan-Asian dinner theme encompasses specialty dishes from different nations and cultures throughout the continent of Asia. You are likely to find traditional Chinese pork and shrimp egg rolls, beef teriyaki, dumplings with dipping sauces, Japanese crab salad, a spicy curry dish from Thailand, Indonesian fried rice, and more. Delightful desserts, compliment the menu with sake, assorted Asian beers and tea.
Fall Fondue Dinner Party Sunday, October 24, 2021, 4pm at the Bradshaw home in North Stonington
Warm up this fall with a "Fun Four Way" fondue dinner for 8 guests hosted by Marti and John Bradshaw.
This fun meal with friends begins at 4pm. Party guests will share the bounty of fondue pots with skewers and a variety of delicious dipping sauces to create endless flavor combinations.
Enjoy classic fondue with cheeses, bread, locally sourced seasonal vegetables and pork and beef from Fire Fly Farms.
A vegan mushroom fondue will help you satisfy your cheese cravings without the dairy.
Wine will be served to compliment the menu, along with the perfect dessert of chocolate fondue - with cake and fruit.
Country Dinner at the Bradshaw Home in North Stonington Sunday, September 19, 2021, 4pm
Farm-to-Table Hosted Dinner for 8 guests featuring meats from Fire Fly Farms and locally sourced produce to celebrate the harvest.
This magical evening begins on the deck at 4pm open-air style with soup, light bites and cocktails. Enjoy fresh food and delicous produce among friends set against the beautiful Connecticut countryside. For dinner, you will likely find braised pork, stuffed peppers, succotash and salads. Wine and savory desserts, such as cheese pie and poached pears or apples will compliment the menu. Gluten-free and vegan options are available on request.