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July 2020

Food as Medicine: How to prepare healthy foods

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Natural foods and herbs have been used to heal and prevent many illnesses and diseases since ancient times. Wendy Roberts of the Mountain View Green Retreat will demonstrate how to prepare a variety of foods, discuss how they can benefit the body and point out a few common ingredients to avoid. Click here to download a four-page PDF file of the recipes: Sweet potato & black bean burgers, fresh pressed juice, super easy homemade chocolates, virgin pina colada and homemade…

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Rock Painting for Kids

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Please join us for a virtual rock painting session. All you will need is acrylic paint, a paint brush and few smooth rocks of your choosing. They make great garden or lawn decorations! While you paint, notice Botelle Elementary School's vegetable garden in the background. Hidden behind the school lies a wonderful garden containing 16 raised beds. This year, we are growing a wide variety of vegetables that we will be sharing with our town. Come check it out in…

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Workshop: Making Sun Catchers and Wind Chimes

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Learn how to make sun catchers or wind chimes from objects you find around your house. Metal sculptor Karen Rossi teaches the art of choosing materials and adjusting the right balance. You'll need a hanger, beads and buttons, thin wire and something to cut it with. Everyone in the family will enjoy this one. Download a printable materials list.

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Studio Tour: Adam Paul Heller

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Visit the studio of stone worker Adam Paul Heller and learn why he uses classic hand carving methods to cut and sculpt stone. He will also demonstrate some of his techniques.

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A Visit with John Thew

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

After being a renowned weathervane maker for many years, John Garret Thew has turned to creating what he calls “kitchen watercolors.” In this virtual visit to his studio, John demonstrates his watercolor techniques using a painting of one of the dolls made by his late wife, Eve.

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Workshop: Printing with Leaves and Found Materials

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Join artist/printmaker Susan Rood as she demonstrates how to use leaves, found materials, paint and paper to create art. Fun for all ages but the very young will probably need some help. Materials List Leaves with obvious, raised veins are best. Please use care when gathering. Cut or break off gently, don’t pull. Watch out for poison ivy. (Leaves of three = leave them be!) Look for different sizes and shapes. Enjoy the search. Found materials such as clean plastic…

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February 2021

Spanish Cooking Class: Tortillas de Patatas

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Tortillas de Patatas (Spanish omelet or Spanish tortilla) is a traditional dish from Spain and one of the signature dishes in Spanish cuisine. It is an omelet made with eggs and potatoes, sometimes including onion. It can be served hot, or at room temperature as a tapa. Martiña Gago, who will demonstrate this recipe, is from Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). Although Galicia is less known than some of Spain's more touristed cities and areas like Madrid, Barcelona or Sevilla, and…

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How the Norfolk Curling Club Makes Ice

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Nothing is more essential to the sport of curling than ice, and having just the right ice makes the experience better. This video is a brief overview of the painstaking process of making ice at the Norfolk Curling Club. Unlike your community skating rink, it takes many days, numerous volunteers and an intense focus on the quality and texture of the ice. Watch as the club transforms a bare concrete slab into a curling sheet by combining multiple layers of…

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Ukulele Lesson 201 with More Chords

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Former Island Records recording artist Michael Cobb has been playing guitar and ukulele since 1990. Originally from Norfolk, Conn., he has toured the U.S. and Spain, playing and singing in many languages. This ukulele lesson features a more advanced song with more chords: Here Comes the Sun, by George Harrison and the Beatles. Download a pdf of the chords and tabs to use for this lesson.

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Ukulele Lesson 101 for Chord Beginners

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Former Island Records recording artist Michael Cobb has been playing guitar and ukulele since 1990. Originally from Norfolk, Conn., he has toured the U.S. and Spain, playing and singing in many languages. In this ukulele lesson for chord beginners, Michael teaches C, F, G and Am, with which you can play hundreds of songs. The song played here is Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.

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