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July 2021

Tour: Norfolk’s Historic Village Green

July 30 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Norfolk's village green was the center of communal life and a gathering place from the time the town was founded but, although the triangle that was to become the Green had been cleared and planted with elms as early as 1788, it was not until the second half of the nineteenth century that it began to take on its distinctive appearance. In this tour, Norfolk Historical Society director Barry Webber will point out and explain many of the Green's historic…

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Bocce: Open Courts

July 30 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Station Place Cafe, 10 Station Place
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Did you know that Norfolk has a real bocce court? It's behind the cafe at 10 Station Place and it's open (for different periods) all three days of Weekend in Norfolk, with demos on Saturday! Come learn or just play.

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Animal Embassy

July 30 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Join us on the village green to see and hear some exotic tails and tales. Animal Embassy has rescued or adopted more than 500 exotic animals over the years and currently maintains over 100 non-releasable animals in educational exhibits, including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, arachnids and insects, many of which you'll get to meet. Sponsored by the Norfolk Library and one of the Fridays on the Green series.

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Lawn Games on the Green

July 30 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Join us on the village green for an evening of lawn games and more family fun! Sponsored by the Botelle PTO.

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Farmers Market

July 31 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
Norfolk, 06058
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The Norfolk Farmers Market is really going to town with its Weekend in Norfolk celebration! There’ll be live music by Silk-n-Steel, fresh local foods and artisan wares. In addition, the market will showcase a parade of horses from Mountain Valley Farm, free prize drawings and a free raffle.

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Electric Bike Demonstrations

July 31 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
Norfolk, 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. Demos are being held at the Farmers Market in front of Town Hall.

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Bocce: Demo and Open Courts

July 31 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Station Place Cafe, 10 Station Place
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Did you know that Norfolk has a real bocce court? It's behind the cafe at 10 Station Place and it's open (for different periods) all three days of Weekend in Norfolk, with demos today! Come learn or just play.

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Walking Tour: Norfolk’s Three Churches

July 31 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
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Norfolk's churches...Church of Christ Congregational/Battell Chapel, Church of the Transfiguration and Immaculate Conception Church...all are blessed with magnificent stained glass windows. Town historian Richard Byrne will lead a walk to explore all of them, starting at Battell Chapel at 10:00 a.m. To preview the route, download our map.

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Sidewalk Chalk Painting with Bevan Ramsay

July 31 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Robertson Plaza, Station Place
Norfolk, 06058
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The sidewalk starting at Robertson Plaza is open for art! Get up in plenty of time to join sculptor Bevan Ramsay, who will hand out chalk to aspiring sidewalk painters and challenge everyone to get creative. There will be lots of colors, so come prepared to answer the challenge big time.

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Postcard Walk

July 31 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

The penny postcard was the early 20th Century's equivalent of today's social media. The demand for souvenir postcards was great, and many local businesses and photographers answered the call. Join Norfolk Historical Society director Barry Webber for an illustrated walk up one of Norfolk’s downtown streets and learn more about Norfolk in its hey-day as a burgeoning summer colony. Meet in front of the museum; the tour will last about an hour.

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Pollinator Walk and Talk

July 31 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Join John Anderson and Susannah Wood of Norfolk's Conservation Commission on this walk to look at and learn about summer pollinators. The commission maintains a wet meadow full of wildflowers, and it draws many types of butterflies, bees and other insects. Park near the tennis courts behind Botelle School; the forecast is for sun and there should be lots to see!

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Fire-Hose Water Soccer

July 31 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ball Field, corner of Mountain Road and Westside Road
Norfolk, 06058
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The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department will bring out hoses so that kids can play a new kind of soccer. Expect to get wet!

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Sidewalk Chalk Painting with Susannah Anderson

July 31 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Robertson Plaza, Station Place
Norfolk, 06058
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The sidewalk, starting at Robertson Plaza and going along Station Place, is open for art! Join painter Susannah Anderson, who will hand out chalk to aspiring sidewalk painters and challenge everyone to get creative. She might even do a painting of her own...there will be lots of colors.

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August 2021

Bocce: Open Courts

August 1
Station Place Cafe, 10 Station Place
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

Did you know that Norfolk has a real bocce court? It's behind the cafe at 10 Station Place and it's open (for different periods) all three days of Weekend in Norfolk, with demos on Saturday! Come learn or just play.

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Farm Tour: Husky Meadows Farm

August 1 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Husky Meadows Farm Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Take a peek behind the scenes at Husky Meadows, an organic-certified farm currently growing a wide variety of vegetables for its CSA customers, farm stand and kitchen. In addition to produce, they tend antique fruit trees planted by the original farm owner, as well as more varieties of stone fruit. A flock of 50 chickens supplies eggs and the forests surrounding the fields sustain a log-grown mushroom operation.

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Exploring North Swamp Trail

August 1 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Explore Norfolk with naturalist Susannah Wood. She’ll take you out on the North Swamp Trail (one of Norfolk's less familiar trails) to see what you find. It could be a heron’s nest, a beaver lodge, swallows and other birds, summer wildflowers...and you may be surprised at how much else there is to see. This is an easy walk, although with some wet spots along the trail. Wear insect repellent and be alert for ticks. The trail starts behind Botelle School;…

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Outdoor Refreshments

August 1 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Church of Christ Congregational, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Church of Christ Congregational invites you to join them for outdoor refreshments following the 10 a.m. church service. Come meet new people and enjoy being outdoors. You are also welcome to attend the service.

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Tour: Norfolk’s Historic Village Green

August 1 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Norfolk's village green was the center of communal life and a gathering place from the time the town was founded but, although the triangle that was to become the Green had been cleared and planted with elms as early as 1788, it was not until the second half of the nineteenth century that it began to take on its distinctive appearance. In this tour, Norfolk Historical Society director Barry Webber will point out and explain many of the Green's historic…

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Sidewalk Chalk Painting with Turi Rostad

August 1 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Robertson Plaza, Station Place
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The sidewalk, starting at Robertson Plaza and going along Station Place, is open for art! Join painter Turi Rostad, who will hand out chalk to aspiring sidewalk painters and challenge everyone to get creative. She might even do a painting of her own...there will be lots of colors.

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Farm Tour: Autumn Harvest Orchard

August 1 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Autumn Harvest Orchard, 879 Winchester Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Starting in 2000, Autumn Harvest Orchard slowly evolved from an abandoned pasture to a thriving organic farm and apple orchard. Chestnut trees and blueberries bushes were added along the way, and beehives were installed to aid in the pollination. Autumn Harvest Orchard is committed to producing good tasting healthy natural fruit, berries and vegetables for the consumer.

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Farm Tour: Lost Ruby Farm

August 1 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lost Ruby Farm, 458 Winchester Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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It's goat-petting time! Lost Ruby Farm is a micro goat dairy and creamery specializing in crafting small-scale, handmade cheeses. The owners only use milk from their small herd of pasture-raised (very well loved) goats. This limits production but they feel it improves the quality of their product. Although Lost Ruby's focus is on the goats and dairy operation, they also raise chickens for egg production, pigs both for ​their whey consumption and butchering, and a limited number of turkeys for…

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Farm Tour: Broad Field Farm

August 1 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Broad Field Farm, 335 Parker Hill Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Join Grant and Kristin Mudge at their Broad Field Farm and get a tour of the greenhouses they use to grow their amazing organic heirloom tomatoes and other produce. If you're lucky they'll also have their farm stand open so you can take home samples of what you saw.

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