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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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Papercrafting Demonstration

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Leslie Watkins will demonstrate the making and decorating of a nature journal that can be used for writing and watercolor sketches. Sara Frieze will demonstrate the art of origami, using decorative papers to make cranes and other animals. Various projects will be on display. There are five additional workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Chicken Stampin' with Kids, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Calligraphy for Adults, 12:00 to…

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E-Bike Test Rides and Information

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Get acquainted with an e-bike courtesy of Norfolk's Rails to Trails Committee and Berkshire Bike+Board. Visitors can get information and free test rides. Committee members will be on hand to explain their mission and activities.

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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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Watercolor Demonstration

August 4, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Leslie Watkins will demonstrate botanical watercolor painting and answer questions. There are five additional workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Papercrafting for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Chicken Stampin' with Kids, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday: Calligraphy for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Watercolor for Adults, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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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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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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Fly-Fishing Demos and Workshops

August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Instructor Doug McDevitt is giving fly-casting demonstrations for 15 minutes on the hour, followed by fly-tying workshops. Equipment and materials supplied by Orvis, admission limited to space available. For those interested in smallmouth fishing, see also Doug McDevitt's Saturday seminar.

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February 2020

Workshop: Reverse Engineering

February 22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Afraid of your washing machine? Mystified by that dishwasher? Come let Hartley Mead show you how to take apart and then reassemble an appliance. You may not want to do your own repairs but you'll never be afraid of a household appliance again!

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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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Marvelous Microscopes and Stream Invertebrates

February 22 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Tom Fahsbender and Richard Kessin will combine their demonstrations. Tom, an ardent fisherman and biology teacher, is interested in invertebrates and Rich Kessin, a biology teacher, has always been obsessed with microscopes. This year we take a close look at various invertebrates and then photograph them through the microscopes. As Yogi Berra once said, “You can see a lot just by looking.”

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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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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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Open Sugarhouse

February 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Mountain Forest, 201 Windrow Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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We're sorry, but the days have been just too cold for foresters to collect any sap; the sugarhouse will not be open on Saturday. There's still a chance for Sunday, though. Call the forestry office (860-542-5422) and listen to their Sunday-morning recording to find out if they'll be boiling on Sunday afternoon. You can also check out our Last-Minute Updates page for the latest on this and other events. Mother Nature permitting, here's a chance to visit the Great Mountain…

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Workshop and Demonstration: Watercolor for Adults

February 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Watch Leslie Watkins demonstrate botanical watercolor painting, then try your hand at watercolor with instruction. Learn how to get started using easy techniques. All materials will be supplied.

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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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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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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 23 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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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Demonstration: Watercolor Painting

February 23 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Pamela Harnois will demonstrate the art of watercolor painting.

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Open Sugarhouse

February 23 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Mountain Forest, 201 Windrow Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Sorry, Great Mountain Forest did not get enough sap to boil...this event is cancelled. However, forester Russell Russ says, "we hope to make our first sap collection sometime in the coming few days. When we have enough sap, then we will begin boiling. Boiling typically would happen during the afternoons. The sugarhouse is usually open for visitors when we are boiling." Call 860-542-5422 to see if there's a message or just go up and check it out. You can always…

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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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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: Food as Medicine

February 23 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Since ancient times, natural foods and herbs have been used to heal and prevent many illnesses and diseases. Recently, we are starting to learn the harmful effects of additives in our everyday food products. We 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. Complimentary foods and beverages.

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