Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:02:28 -0500 HamletHub.com A Great Opportunity for NW Corner Evenings - Maritime Seeks Volunteers to Help with Frog Census, Training Begins in March https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march3290-maritime-seeks-volunteers-to-help-with-frog-census-training-begins-in-march

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods.

An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum in New Haven.

Although it’s called “FrogWatch,” volunteers will be asked to frog listen, not to watch.

You don’t have to know anything about frogs and their different calls to sign up. That will be taught during upcoming training sessions at each of the four local institutions. 

“FrogWatch” volunteers must commit to make regular visits to a wetlands in their neighborhood once or twice a week for about 15 minutes this spring and summer, beginning each night a half-hour after sunset. During these listening sessions, volunteers are asked to record the different kinds of frogs they hear making calls.

“For some volunteers who have ponds or streams near their homes, these listening sessions could even be from their own yard or porch,” said Bridget Cervero, manager of the Aquarium’s Citizen Science programs. “Ideally, where volunteers listen should be convenient to their homes.”

Kids can help, but older children are recommended because, in summer, a half-hour after sunset can be after 9 p.m.

Data collected in Connecticut goes into a national database that helps with amphibian-conservation efforts.

The trainings are free to members of the three organizations, or $10 for non-member families.

Registration for a Feb. 15th training at the Peabody Museum is closed. But there are still three more trainings to choose from:

•  Sat., March 2 from 2-4 p.m.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

•  Fri., March 8 from 7-9 p.m.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport

•  Fri., March 22 from 7-9 p.m.

Connecticut Audubon Center in Glastonbury

Each session has a snow date.

Advance registration is required for the trainings. Sign up and get more details at www.maritimeaquarium.org/citizen-science.

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kerry@ducey.org (Dave Sigworth) Life Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:25:52 -0500
The Path Through Grief - A Bereavement Support Group https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group3292-the-path-through-grief-a-bereavement-support-group

HOSPICE OFFERS BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM

          The Hospice Program of Foothills Visiting Nurse & Home Care, Inc. will offer a six-week bereavement support group, “THE PATH THROUGH GRIEF,” which will meet at the agency on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. beginning March 26, 2019 at 32 Union Street, Winsted, CT.

          The sessions are open to any adult who has experienced the loss recently – within the past year or two.  The support group, which will be facilitated by Martha Babbitt, Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator, is designed to help a person understand the grieving process and cope with their own personal loss.  It provides an opportunity to share experiences and ways of dealing with grief as well as a time to receive support from others who understand what it is like to lose a loved one.  Some of the topics to be covered will include:  An Overview of the Grieving Process; Healing the Pain; Taking Care of Yourself; Change and Growth; Looking to the Future.

          There is no charge for the sessions but pre-registration is necessary.  Please call Martha Babbitt at 379-8561 for more information or to register.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Martha Babbitt) Neighbors Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:02:10 -0500
Winter Weekend in Norfolk is Only a Week Away https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/places/3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/places/3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away3291-winter-weekend-in-norfolk-is-only-a-week-away

A Winter Weekend in Norfolk: our annual two-day winter festival with music and art, food and games, tours and every other kind of fun you can think of...the last weekend in February every year in Norfolk, Connecticut! Check out all 2019’s events below and at weekendinnorfolk.org.  Stay tuned to Norfolk/Canaan HamletHub for updated information next week as well.
 
Everyone in town gets together to welcome you with a wonderful variety of things to do. Hear world-class music, ski our beautiful woodlands, take a cooking class, get acquainted with curling. Enjoy art shows everywhere, then treat yourself to a self-guided tour of Norfolk’s historic houses. Eat in one of our fine restaurants, see craftsmen (and women) demonstrate how they work, shop the farmers market, see a puppet show, go skating and star gazing, admire our beautiful stained glass windows…the list goes on and on.
 
Come by yourself or bring family and friends…. Whatever your pleasure, we’ll welcome you. For details of 2019’s many events, see weekendinnorfolk.org. 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Owling (meet at 4:00 a.m.) [read more]
Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road; 860-542-5125
Free (RSVP by texting or calling 860-248-1053)

All day
Town skating rink open [read more]
23 Mountain Road
Free

All day
Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing on Northbrook Trail [read more]
Trailheads on North Street and Ashpohtag Road, park at 190 North Street (Route 272)
Free

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Norfolk Curling Club open house [read more]
70 Golf Drive; 860-542-1100
Free

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wildlife walk (meet at 9 a.m.) [read more]
Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road; 860-542-5125
Free (RSVP by texting or calling 860-248-1053)

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Art show, Susannah Anderson [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185 x250
Free

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Demos and open studio, Paul-Robert Blackman [read more]
Windrow Road between #26 and #38; 860-921-8738
Free

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Basic skating instruction [read more]
Town rink, Mountain Road
Free (under-10s wear helmet)

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Traveling Lantern Theater Puppet show [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free (call to reserve)

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Farmers Market  [read more]
Inside Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
Free admission

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hot cider and doughnuts [read more]
Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance, 7 Shepard Road; 860-542-5077
Free

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Art show, Victor Leger [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free

10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., start on the hour
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road; 860-542-5721
Free

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Marie Kendall, photo exhibit and film [read more]
Historical Society museum, 13 Village Green; 860-542-5761
Free

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Artisan demos[read more]
Art show, Pamela Harnois [read more]
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place; 860-542-5055
Free

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Immaculate Conception Church, 4 North Street; 860-542-5442
Free

11:00 a.m., 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. (starting times)
Video showings of Haystack Book Talks [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185, ext 250
Free

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Demos of handmade art journalsLeslie Watkins [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185, ext 250
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Meet the artist, Pamela Harnois [read more]
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place; 860-542-5055
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
House tour, Eagle Crest [read more]
100 Shepard Road
Free

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Open sugarhouse [read more]
Great Mountain Forest, 120 Windrow Road; 860-542-5422
Free

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Ancient fire-making techniques [read more]
Village Green
Free

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Music among Friends: Composer Krists Auznieks and Yale School of Music Piano Quintet [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free (call to reserve)

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Land Trust open meeting and talk on wolf trees, Michael Gaige [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free (call to reserve)

7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Astronomy Night: Winter constellations, bonfire [read more]
Mountain Road, opposite the ball field and rink
Free

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Doobie Others concert [read more]
Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West; 866-666-6306
$Ticketed

Sunday, February 24, 2019

All day
Town skating rink open [read more]
23 Mountain Road
Free

All day
Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing on Northbrook Trail [read more]
Trailheads on North Street and Ashpohtag Road, park at 190 North Street (Route 272)
Free

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Pancake breakfast [read more]
Immaculate Conception Church, 4 North Street; 860-542-5442
Free

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Norfolk Curling Club open house [read more]
70 Golf Drive; 860-542-1100
Free

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Demos and open studio, Paul-Robert Blackman [read more]
Windrow Road between #26 and #38; 860-921-8738
Free

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
House tour, Valley View [read more]
23 Valley View
Free

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Art show, Susannah Anderson [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185 x250
Free

12:00 and 1:30 p.m. (starting times)
Video showings of Haystack Book Talks [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185, ext 250
Free

12:00 to 3:45 p.m., starting on the hour
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road; 860-542-5721
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Art show, Victor Leger [read more]
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Artisan demos [read more]
Art show, Pamela Harnois [read more]
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place; 860-542-5055
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Marie Kendallphoto exhibit and film [read more]
Historical Society museum, 13 Village Green; 860-542-5761
Free

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Stained glass window tours [read more]
Immaculate Conception Church; 4 North Street, 860-542-5442
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Mini Maker-Space [read more]
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place; 860-542-7185 x250
Free

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Open sugarhouse [read more]
Great Mountain Forest, 120 Windrow Road; 860-542-5422
Free

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cooking class [read more]
Station Place Cafe, 10 Station Place; 860-542-2555
$Fee (call to reserve)

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Tastings, tea ceremony, mini spa services [read more]
Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Road; 860-542-7941
Free

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Murder Mystery evening [read more]
Manor House Inn, 69 Maple Avenue; 860-542-5690
$Fee (call to reserve)

Go to weekendinnorfolk.org for more detailed information.

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Weekend in Norfolk) Places Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:00:30 -0500
Area Students Named to Dean's List https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list3289-area-students-named-to-dean-s-list

The following local Springfield College students were named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2018 term:

Jacob Green of Norfolk, CT (06058). Green is studying Health Science and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Chloe Dakers of Canaan, CT (06018). Dakers is studying Mathematics.

Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Springfield College) Neighbors Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:21:13 -0500
Lakeville Crucifix: A Religious War in 19th Century Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut3288-lakeville-crucifix-a-religious-war-in-19th-century-connecticut

Local author’s new book, Lakeville Crucifix: A Religious War in 19th Century Connecticut exposes historical deep divide that riled one Connecticut town

WHO: Geoffrey Brown, author and historian

WHAT: The Lakeville Crucifix, a tale of prejudice and nativism

WHEN: Saturday February 16,  4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Scoville Memorial Library

WHY: To relate the historical conflicts that occured in one small Connecticut town

SALISBURY A collaboration of the Salisbury Association Historical Society (SAHS)  and the Scoville Memorial Library

In the summer 1882 the rector of the recently built St Mary’s Church erected a life size crucifix on the front lawn of the church. By 1883 events in Lakeville, Connecticut became  so controversial that they made the front page of the “New York Times” and the “Hartford Courant”, and appeared in papers across the United States.

The “Times” page one headline read “Lakeville Crucifix” and local historian Geoffrey Brown used it as the title of his  new book about what has been called a “religious war”. Brown unearths the history behind this long forgotten occurence and outlines the series of events that comprised the Lakeville Crucifix incident. According to Brown “the most interesting aspects of the incident, were not the events themselves, but instead the collision of trends and movements taking place in Northwest CT and elsewhere in the United States during and prior to the incident.”  Brown recovers and re-publishes local history from New England, the Northeast, and first began doing so in the 1980’s while at CitiBank.

Among the major trends occurring at this time were nativism, major changes in the larger Roman Catholic Church, Irish immigration, the New England Puritan tradition, and the changing social and political structure of post-Reconstruction New England – as well as a few local players whose names are still known today.   All these factors contributed to Lakeville’s moment on the front pages of America. This was a recipe for the kinds of sociocultural, religious and geopolitical prejudices which echo in some quarters presently. Brown closely examined the contemporaneous sources to understand what went wrong and why. While this was a relatively major series of incidents for this small corner of the United States, it could have been far worse, as such issues were elsewhere during this time period. Brown’s talk is cosponsored by the Salisbury Association Historical Society and will be featured at  the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday February 16, at 4pm.

For additional information 860-435-2838

Contact: Lawrence Davis-Hollander, Adult Program Coordinator at ldh@roadrunner.com

Claudia Cayne, Library Director at cecayne@gmail.com

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cgundlach@snet.net (Lawrence Davis-Hollander) Events Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:19:55 -0500
Alice McGowan Art Reception https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception3287-alice-mcgowan-art-reception

Art Reception

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • 2:00 PM  4:00 PM

Come meet Alice McGowan at the opening. Refreshments served and beauty will abound.

“Fruits and vegetables, and also household objects have become a compelling focus for my painting in the past few years. I have always had a strong interest in cooking and gardening and doubtless these interests feed visual interest in my default subjects.”

 

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET
SHEFFIELD, MA 01257
(413) 229-7004

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mbeyer@cwmars.org (Bushnell-Sage Library) Events Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:11:19 -0500
Vintage Baking with Jessie Sheehan https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan3282-vintage-baking-with-jessie-sheehan

On March 9 at 11 a.m., enjoy a taste of the good old days with acclaimed author and baker Jessie Sheehan who will prepare and share samples of two delicious desserts from her newest book, Vintage Baker.  Featured in The New York TimesVanity FairFood and Wine and The Oprah Magazine to name a few, Vintage Baker was named a Best Cookbook of 2018 by The Washington Post. Ms. Sheehan will prepare chocolate walnut marshmallow fudge and butterscotch potato chip balls during her demonstration and her guests will not only imbibe in a taste of each, but may purchase her books which she will sign.

Ms. Sheehan is a baker and food writer who develops recipes and contributes to a wide variety of periodicals and cookbooks, including epicurious and Icebox Cakes, her first book published in 2015. The Food Network described the recipes in Vintage Baker as "sweet throwbacks (with a couple of genius upgrades)." Nigella Lawson added, "Just reading <The Vintage Baker> puts me in a very happy place."

Reservations are required for Ms. Sheehan’s program (to ensure ample samples for all!) at www.noblehorizons.org or 860-435-9851.  Noble Horizons is located at 17 Cobble Road in Salisbury

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clburchf@hotchkiss.org (Caroline Burchfield) Events Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:47:23 -0500
White Hart Speaker Series: The Age Of Light by Whitney Scharer https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer3285-white-hart-speaker-series-the-age-of-light-by-whitney-scharer

The White Hart Speaker Series: A captivating debut novel, “The Age of Light”  by Whitney Scharer

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn, Scoville Memorial Library and Oblong Books & Music

This novel tells the story of Vogue model Lee Miller turned renowned photographer, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse."I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever.

Told in interweaving timelines, this sensuous, richly detailed novel brings Lee Miller-a brilliant and pioneering artist-out of the shadows of a man's legacy and into the light.

Whitney Scharer earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, and her short fiction has appeared in the “Bellevue Literary Review”, “Cimarron Review,” and other journals. She's received an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, and been awarded a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. “”The Age of Light is her first novel and an Oblong Books staff pick!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-white-hart-speaker-series-whitney-scharer-tickets-53687048407

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cgundlach@snet.net (Lawrence Davis Hollander) Events Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:11:34 -0500
Pianist Leonel Morales to Perform with the Hotchkiss Orchestra https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra3284-pianist-leonel-morales-to-perform-with-the-hotchkiss-orchestra

Leonel Morales, piano with the Hotchkiss Orchestra, Fabio Witkowski, conductor

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Katherine M. Elfers Hall, The Esther Eastman Music Center

The Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Road

Lakeville, Connecticut

FREE ADMISSION

For more information, please call Sarah Lock (860) 435 – 4423

www.hotchkiss.org/arts

The Hotchkiss Concert Series is pleased to welcome pianist Leonel Morales in concert. Mr. Morales will appear with the Hotchkiss Orchestra, Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Mr. Morales is a regular guest of the Hotchkiss stage. He will perform works by Beethoven and Chopin, accompanied by the Hotchkiss Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public; no ticket reservations are necessary.

About Leonel Morales

Born in Cuba, Leonel Morales has lived in Spain since 1991, where he has been awarded many international prizes including First Prize in the Guerrero Foundation International Piano Competition in Madrid and the Second Prize at Jaen International Piano Competition. He graduated from the University of Havana where he studied under Frank Fernandez, a student of renowned Moscow Conservatory professor Victor Merzhanov, firmly establishing Mr. Morales in the Russian tradition of pianists.

A professor of piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Castellón, Spain, Mr. Morales also teaches at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio in Madrid and Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has performed all over the world, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York City and toured with various orchestras, including the Spanish National Orchestra, Spanish Radio and TV Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, Symphonic Orchestra of Bilbao, the Symphonic Orchestra of Hamburg, Frankfurt-Oder Orchestra, RAI National Orchestra of Turin, among many others.

While on tour with the Spanish National Orchestra, The Washington Post praised his “...extraordinary interpretation and power.” Please visit leonelmorales.com to learn more.

About The Hotchkiss Orchestra

The Hotchkiss Orchestra is a 52-piece student ensemble conducted by Fabio Witkowski, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and director of the music program. The orchestra meets regularly as a class for rehearsals, and student musicians take one-on-one music lessons with members of the Hotchkiss music faculty who are professional musicians from across the region.


 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Sarah Lock) Events Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:04:13 -0500
American Civil War in Four Slideshows https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3283-american-civil-war-4-slideshows3283-american-civil-war-4-slideshows https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3283-american-civil-war-4-slideshows3283-american-civil-war-4-slideshows

A class offered by Foothills Adult Education will explore the most significant event in US history, the Civil War, in four slideshows that will examine not only political and military aspects, but a more human side of it as well.

Topics will include animal mascots, Abraham Lincoln, Civil War and the West, and newspaper coverage. The program will be presented by Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History, Capital Community College.

This class will be held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village on Wednesday,  Feb 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $59. Register at https://ed-advance-foothills-adult-continuing-education.coursestorm.com

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coscia@edadvance.org (Foothills Adult Ed) Events Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:52:52 -0500
Welcome Spring with a Free Planting Workshop https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3281-welcome-spring-with-a-free-planting-workshop3281-welcome-spring-with-a-free-planting-workshop https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3281-welcome-spring-with-a-free-planting-workshop3281-welcome-spring-with-a-free-planting-workshop

What better way to prepare for spring than to design and plant a Sedum Tablescape with Noreen Driscoll of Sweethaven Farm!  At 11 a.m. on March 2, workshop guests may select several varieties of sedums and succulents to create a mini-landscape planter (planters provided). These low maintenance plants are widely popular because of their hardiness, great structural shapes and quick growth!

Ms. Driscoll, a well-known garden, event and floral designer, has led design workshops for over 20 years. Registration by February 26 is required for this free program (to ensure sufficient materials) at www.noblehorizons.org or 860-435-9851.  We regret that walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Noble Horizons is located at 17 Cobble Road in Salisbury, CT. 
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clburchf@hotchkiss.org (Caroline Burchfield) Events Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:44:16 -0500
Norfolk Land Trust Seeks Reaccreditation https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3280-norfolk-land-trust-seeks-reaccreditation3280-norfolk-land-trust-seeks-reaccreditation https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3280-norfolk-land-trust-seeks-reaccreditation3280-norfolk-land-trust-seeks-reaccreditation

Norfolk Land Trust, Inc. (NLT) is in the process of applying for renewal of its national accreditation. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. NLT is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how NLT complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/help-and-resources/indicator-practices.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Norfolk Land Trust’s application should be submitted by April 25.

Contact: Board President Libby Borden at 860-806-2010 or libbygp@aol.com

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jpeterson24@snet.net (June Peterson) Neighbors Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:41:25 -0500
Water Company Warns of Dangers of Walking on Reservoir Ice https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/publicsafety/3276-water-company-warns-of-dangers-of-walking-on-reservoir-ice3276-water-company-warns-of-dangers-of-walking-on-reservoir-ice https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/publicsafety/3276-water-company-warns-of-dangers-of-walking-on-reservoir-ice3276-water-company-warns-of-dangers-of-walking-on-reservoir-ice

Aquarion Water Company Warns of Dangers of Walking on Reservoir Ice

With winter in full swing, officials at Aquarion Water Company are warning people not to trespass at local reservoirs when taking part in winter recreational activities.

“Over the last few weeks, we have seen an increase in unlawful winter recreational activities on our reservoir properties, including walking on reservoir ice,” said Stephen Stamos, Aquarion’s Manager of Natural Resources. “We want to remind people that not only is it illegal to be on Aquarion reservoir property, but it is also extremely dangerous.”

At this time of year, ice may appear thick enough to walk on, but officials at Aquarion say this thickness is unreliable, and can be deceptive due to shifting water levels and thermal undercurrents. In addition to the physical danger, trespassers also face the possibility of fines or arrest if caught on Aquarion reservoir property.

Aquarion encourages residents to avoid the danger, fines and possible arrest, and to contact their local Parks and Recreation Department for alternative winter activities.

Aquarion does welcome the public on Centennial Watershed State Forest’s Saugatuck and Aspetuck Valley trails, which are open for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing year-round for those who hold a valid permit. To obtain a permit or learn more about Aquarion’s public access policies, call Aquarion’s Watershed & Environmental Management Office at (203) 452-3511 or visit our website at www.aquarionwater.com.

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cgundlach@snet.net (Peter Fazekas) Public safety Fri, 01 Feb 2019 19:58:28 -0500
The Connecticut 169 Club - Your Passport to Exploring Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3275-the-connecticut-169-club-your-passport-to-exploring-connecticut3275-the-connecticut-169-club-your-passport-to-exploring-connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3275-the-connecticut-169-club-your-passport-to-exploring-connecticut3275-the-connecticut-169-club-your-passport-to-exploring-connecticut

SAHS: “The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut”  presented by author and historian Marty Podskoch

A collaboration of the Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Scoville Memorial Library

Saturday February 2
 
4 p.m.
 
The Connecticut 169 Club is the travel book guide and passport to all 169 Connecticut towns. This new travel book encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. Podskoch enlisted individuals from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit since local residents know more about their town than an outsider. Travelers will get to know the locals and learn about a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction.
 
The book has space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped at the local post office, stickered by the town clerk or signed by a business owner or other resident to certify the traveler had really been there. Containing hundreds of photos and maps its a great resource for touring the Nutmeg State.
 
People who visit all 169 towns will receive the “Leatherman Award” patch at a luncheon or dinner held at a different town each year. The award is named after the vagabond who lived in caves and traveled a route regularly (approx. 34 days and 365 miles) from the Connecticut River to the Hudson River during the late 1800s.
 
Books provided by Oblong Books & Music will be available for signing and sale.
 
Marty Podskoch wrote "Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC" . He has also written three books on the fire towers of the Catskills and the Adirondacks, two "Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketch Books", the Adirondack 102 Club travel book, and an Adirondack CCC Camps book. He & his wife live on Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT.
 
Scoville Memorial Library is located on Main Street in Salisbury, Conn.
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cgundlach@snet.net (Scoville Memorial Library) Events Fri, 01 Feb 2019 19:52:39 -0500
Valentine's Swing Dance at Dewey Hall https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3277-valentine-s-swing-dance-at-dewey-hall3277-valentine-s-swing-dance-at-dewey-hall https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3277-valentine-s-swing-dance-at-dewey-hall3277-valentine-s-swing-dance-at-dewey-hall

Valentine’s Swing Dance w/ The Lucky 5

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Doors open at 7:30, Lesson with Jason Fenton at 8:00, Live music at 9:00
 

Sliding fee scale $10-$20. No partner necessary, beginners welcome and refreshments available. We invite you to wear red, white, and black in honor of Valentine’s Day. No lonely hearts tonight—come alone, with friends, or a date! 

AND: We will be giving away 4 boxes of chocolates from Chocolate Springs https://chocolatesprings.com/
ALSO: Enjoy dinner before the dance and get 10% off at the Stagecoach Tavern at Racebrook Lodge: (https://rblodge.com/thestagecoachtavern/) with coupon code #oldtonenative.

The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards. The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20's, 30's and 40's, grooving deeply, and  keeping feet moving on the dance floor. The Lucky 5 is Kip Beacco (guitar,) Will Carroll (drums), Matt Downing (bass), Carolyn Dufraine (trombone), and Jonathan Talbott (fiddle).

Oldtone concerts and dances at Dewey Hall are sponsored by Salisbury Bank and Trust: www.salisburybank.com,  Big Elm Brewery http://bigelmbeer.com/ ,  Wheeler and Taylor http://www.wheelertaylor.com/, Race Brook Lodge: www.rblodge.com, This program is supported in part by grants from the towns of  Sheffield, Alford-Egremont, and Mount Washington Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils. 

For more information: Beth@oldtonemusicfestival.com, (413) 429 1176

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cgundlach@snet.net (Beth Carlson) Events Fri, 01 Feb 2019 19:07:55 -0500