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February 2019

Demos and Open Studio, Paul-Robert Blackman

February 23, 2019 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Belle Mountain Arboriculture, between 26 and 38 Windrow Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Paul-Robert Blackman, of Belle Mountain Arboriculture, makes furniture and household items using reclaimed timber and traditional carving techniques. He will demonstrate various techniques all day Saturday and on Sunday morning. He will be at the Norfolk Hub on Sunday afternoon until 3:00 p.m., but the studio will be open to visitors. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hand carving serving bowls with traditional gouges and mallets. 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wood turning demonstration, using reclaimed timber to create wooden mushrooms…

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August 2019

Artisan Demonstrations

August 2, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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A variety of artisans will demonstrate their work and methods. Friday: Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Rug hooking, Vee Kausel, all day Saturday: Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Rug hooking, Vee Kausel, all day Wheel-thrown pottery techniques, Laura Nichols, all day Watercolor techniques, Pamela Harnois, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Bead embroidery, Donna Twardy, all day Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Watercolor techniques, Pamela Harnois, all day Wheel-thrown pottery techniques, Laura Nichols, all day

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Open Studio: Paul-Robert Blackman

August 2, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Belle Mountain Arboriculture, between 26 and 38 Windrow Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Paul-Robert Blackman, of Belle Mountain Arboriculture, makes furniture and household items using reclaimed timber and traditional carving techniques. He will demonstrate various techniques all day at his studio. On Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., he will demonstrate hand techniques on the Village Green; on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. he will be demonstrating wood turning on Robertson Plaza. Use the driveway between #26 and #38 Windrow Road. The studio is located behind the stone carriage house,…

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Artisan Demonstrations

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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A variety of artisans will demonstrate their work and methods. Friday: Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Rug hooking, Vee Kausel, all day Saturday: Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Rug hooking, Vee Kausel, all day Wheel-thrown pottery techniques, Laura Nichols, all day Watercolor techniques, Pamela Harnois, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Bead embroidery, Donna Twardy, all day Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Watercolor techniques, Pamela Harnois, all day Wheel-thrown pottery techniques, Laura Nichols, all day

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Open Studio: Adam Paul Heller

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adam Paul Heller studio, 39 Grant Street
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Adam Paul Heller’s stone carving draws inspiration from the Colonial memorials of New England as well as from contemporary arts and culture. Rooted in traditional hand-carving techniques, Adam will be showing examples of his memorial stones and artwork, and demonstrating stone carving throughout the day. The studio is a short walk from the Norfolk Library and downtown Norfolk.

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Demonstrations: Making Furniture by Hand

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Paul-Robert Blackman will be demonstrating a variety of techniques for making furniture by hand. He will have examples of his work, both to illustrate his principles and for sale.

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Security Blankets for Border Babies

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Come learn about weaving and try your hand at the loom. We are weaving small blankets for immigrant kids at our Southern border. Open to everyone, kids or adults, who would like to participate. Knit, crocheted or sewn 15” x 18” blankets are welcome as well. Join us at the Maker Space downstairs in Battell Chapel. Members of the Norfolk Knitters will be on hand to help those who would like to try knitting.

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Demonstrations: Wood Turning

August 4, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Robertson Plaza, Station Place
Norfolk, 06058
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Paul-Robert Blackman will demonstrate a variety of the wood-turning techniques he uses to make furniture and other objects. He will have extra examples of his work with him, both as illustrations and for sale.

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Artisan Demonstrations

August 4, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

A variety of artisans will demonstrate their work and methods. Friday: Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Rug hooking, Vee Kausel, all day Saturday: Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Rug hooking, Vee Kausel, all day Wheel-thrown pottery techniques, Laura Nichols, all day Watercolor techniques, Pamela Harnois, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Bead embroidery, Donna Twardy, all day Needle punching, Kathy Williams, all day Watercolor techniques, Pamela Harnois, all day Wheel-thrown pottery techniques, Laura Nichols, all day

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Tree Cookies, Leaf Printing and Bark Identification

August 4, 2019 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Train, Downhill from the library, next to 10 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Learn to identify leaf shapes from various local trees and plants, and use them to make beautiful prints. Instructors are from Great Mountain Forest.

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Stained Glass Windows Tours: Church of the Transfiguration

August 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 21 Mills Way
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Following the 11:00 a.m. service and refreshments, there will be a viewing of the church's historic stained glass windows.

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February 2020

Indoor Farmers Market

February 22 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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The Norfolk Farmers Market will hold a special Saturday market in the Hall of Flags at Botelle School. Many new vendors will be on hand along with some of your favorites from the summer. Microgreens, prepared foods, teas, honey, organic health products, antique jewelry, leather goods, pies, cookies and more will be for sale. Before and during the market, YMCA Camp Jewell will serve breakfast and lunch, starting at 8:30. The menu includes sandwiches, scones, banana bread, coffee cake, three…

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 22 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 22 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Reception: Meet the artists

February 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Meet the artists who created the Artisan Guild’s "Creatures of the Woodlands” theme show, including artwork, sculptures, knitted items, jewelry and the abstract. The show continues Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 22nd.

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Weave!

February 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Come explore new hands-on weaving techniques on a small scale. Perhaps try your hand at tapestry weaving or working at a table sized loom. Suitable for both children and adults.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Demonstration: Soap and Candle Making

February 22 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Our skin is our largest organ. Many of the products we put on our skin actually lead to health issues as the chemicals in them are absorbed. Wendy will demonstrate how to create natural soaps that can be beneficial to your health and keep you smelling fresh. Do you love to burn candles? Did you know that most candles are made from paraffin, a substance that when burned actually gives off toxic fumes (toluene and benzene) linked to asthma and…

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Papercrafting for Adults

February 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Leslie Watkins will teach participants to make an easy and beautiful note card with just a few tools and supplies. All materials will be provided, with plenty of examples on view.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Chicken Stamping with Kids

February 23 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Workshop for children accompanied by an adult. Leslie Watkins will help participants make a note card using rubber stamps and crayons. The well-known bantam, Little Lovey, will make a guest appearance to provide added inspiration and fun! All materials supplied.

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Workshop: Fairy garden teacups

February 23 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Karen Rossi Studio, 60 Estey Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Create pennants, signage, flowers and ladders to arrange in a teacup with moss to make a fairy garden! Bring teacups and miniatures to personalize your piece. For adults, registration required.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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