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Puppet Show: The Snowflake Man

Norfolk Library 9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT

Puppetry artist Sarah Frechette will present The Snowflake Man, inspired by Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who was the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. […]

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Magical Microscopes

Norfolk Hub 2 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Come explore the magic in an object too small to see with the naked eye. Good microscopes are now in the hands of everyone with a cell phone. DNA sequencing is available to anyone with a Fedex account. Biologist Richard Kessin will introduce you to the science and art of microscopy, and how microscopes and […]

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Art Show: Pamela Harnois

Guilded Artisan 3 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Artist Pamela Harnois's flowing watercolors are being featured at the Artisans Guild during the month of August. There is an opening reception from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and from 2:00 to 3:00 the same day Pamela will be demonstrating her techniques.

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Fly-Fishing Lesson

Wood Creek Pond 428 Ashpohtag Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Expert fisherman Doug McDevitt will demonstrate the art of casting and share many tips and tricks for successful fly fishing. The venue: Wood Creek Pond. Participants limited to five people; equipment will be loaned for the occasion courtesy of Orvis's Avon store. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a […]

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Music on Robertson Plaza: Michael Cobb

Robertson Plaza Station Place, Norfolk

Come revel in live music on Robertson Plaza, with Michael Cobb, just back from Spain, singing and playing guitar and harmonica. Based in Norfolk and in Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael writes; sings; plays guitar, bass, harmonica, banjo and ukulele, and produces concerts. He describes his sound as eclectic Americana. His last Weekend in Norfolk gig was […]

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Shedding Light: 200 Years of Art & Music in Norfolk

Norfolk Historical Society Museum 13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT

This exhibition presents the long and storied history that art and music have had in Norfolk. Artists and musicians such as Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Jean Sibelius, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Cage, Ben Shahn, Josef Albers, Chuck Close and Eva Hesse had varied roles in Norfolk but each contributed to a long-term objective: to […]

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Art Show: Norfolk Artists & Friends

Art Barn Gallery 17 Stoeckel Road, Norfolk, CT

An exhibition of work by 30 local artists. Works will be for sale. We ask that people use good judgment about Covid precautions. If you are not vaccinated or boosted, please wear a mask while in the gallery and studios to protect the artists and the public. The gallery will also be open Sunday, August […]

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New Fire Truck Ceremony

Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department 20 Shepard Road, Norfolk, CT

Everyone is invited to the Norfolk Fire House to celebrate the arrival of Tanker 100 with cotton candy, snow cones and lots of water. The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department is giving its newest truck a traditional welcome...be prepared for fun and excitement! NVFD will also be announcing the winning name for its new Yeti mascot.

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Watercolor Demo: Pamela Harnois

Guilded Artisan 3 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Outside the Artisans Guild artist Pamela Harnois will demonstrate the flowing watercolor techniques she uses in her work. Inside, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., the Guild will be holding an opening reception for a show of her work.

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Demo: Sourdough Bread Baking (mixing, rising)

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

Norfolk's Ministry of Bread is an informal group of bread enthusiasts who meet monthly to share, practice and enjoy the craft of bread-making. Join the Ministry of Bread for a session at which sourdough bread will be mixed, risen and turned to be ready for baking on Saturday morning. Guests will be offered an instruction […]

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Music and Blueberry Betty

Meadowbrook Apartments 9 Shepard Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Meadowbrook invites everyone to come hear Kettle Creek play at the gazebo on the Meadowbrook lawn. The band is made up of musicians from Litchfield County featuring Lisa Clark, banjo, guitar and vocals; Steve Roys, button accordion, harmonica, jews harp, vocals and more, and Tim Hitchcock, vocals and guitars. Kettle Creek has performed in a […]

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Fly-fishing Lesson

Wood Creek Pond 428 Ashpohtag Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Expert fisherman Doug McDevitt will demonstrate the art of casting and share many tips and tricks for successful fly fishing. The venue: Wood Creek Pond. Participants limited to five people; equipment will be loaned for the occasion courtesy of Orvis's Avon store. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a […]

Free

Get Married or Renew Your Vows

Village Green Village Green, Norfolk, CT

You’re invited to get married or renew your vows on the Village Green; bouquets supplied, ring bearers and witnesses standing by. Please email us to make a reservation (required) and, if you’re getting married, bring your license. See the town clerk’s web page for hours, license fee and a worksheet.

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Music on Robertson Plaza: DeCerbo Family Band

Station Place Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Join Josh DeCerbo and the Family Band as they play some contemporary and classic pop and vocal music. The vocal selections will star a host of families from Norfolk, so come on out and enjoy listening. Expect anything and everything, from some jazz songs to the Beatles, Lady Gaga and everything in between. Music on […]

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Star-gazing

Great Mountain Forest 201 Windrow Road, Norfolk, CT

Come to the Great Mountain Forest East Gate lawn to enjoy the dark night sky that Norfolk has to offer. Grab your blankets and bug spray, join us and learn about the constellations above us! Note that the "Road Closed" sign on Route 272 South (Litchfield Road) applies to through traffic only. All events can […]

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Hike the Peaks Challenge

Norfolk Land Trust Trails Norfolk, CT

Take the three-day, six-peak Norfolk Land Trust hiking challenge: snap a selfie at the top of all six trails, then present the images to win a Land Trust "Icebox of Connecticut" t-shirt. Download the peaks map or pick it up at a WIN information center. The peaks are Dennis Hill Gazebo, Dennis Hill Pavilion, Haystack […]

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Bocce: Open Court

Bocce court 10 Station Place, Norfolk, Connecticut

Did you know that Norfolk has a real bocce court? It's behind the cafe at 10 Station Place and it's open all day for all three days of Weekend in Norfolk. Equipment is provided.

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Haystack Challenge 5K Preview Run

Norfolk Land Trust Trails Norfolk, CT

Preview the Norfolk Land Trust's 10th Annual Haystack Mountain Challenge during WIN Weekend. The 5K preview run, led by Kate Johnson, and the 10K preview run, led by Henry Tirrell, both start at the the Lovers Lane trailhead at the edge of Barbour Woods. Meet at 75 Lovers Lane, bring water and be prepared for […]

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Haystack Challenge 10K Preview Run

Norfolk Land Trust Trails Norfolk, CT

Preview the Norfolk Land Trust's 10th Annual Haystack Mountain Challenge during WIN Weekend. The 5K preview run, led by Kate Johnson, and the 10K preview run, led by Henry Tirrell, both start at the the Lovers Lane trailhead at the edge of Barbour Woods. Meet at 75 Lovers Lane, bring water and be prepared for […]

Free

Ashpohtag Road Treasure Sale

Ash Ashpohtag Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Come find a street full of treasures! Ashpohtag Road artists are putting out the welcome mats and showing a variety of art and crafts, joined by neighbors offering books, furnishings, plants and lots more. You may even get lucky and catch an artist's demo, so come at 11:00 and plan to linger. Ends at 4:00. […]

Free admission

Outdoor Worship Service: Church of Christ

Haystack Mountain state park Route 272 North/North Street, Norfolk, Connecticut

Church of Christ Congregational invites you to join them for an outdoor worship service beside the pond in Haystack Mountain State Park. The North Street (Route 272 North) gate will be open to let participants drive up.

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Worship Service: Church of Christ Congregational

Church of Christ Congregational 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT

Church of Christ Congregational invites all to join its morning worship service, and to remain for a coffee hour afterward.

Free

Observing the Sun

City Meadow Park 20 Shepard Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Matthew Johnson and the Aton Forest ecological field station bring solar observation astronomy to Norfolk using a dedicated solar telescope. The scope observes the H-alpha wavelength, which can show sunspots, the surface’s activity and...most exciting...solar prominences cast off from the sun's surface into space. Matthew will also have information about the International Dark Sky Association. […]

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Worship Service: Mass

Church of the Immaculate Conception 4 North Street, Norfolk, CT

All are invited to attend Mass at Immaculate Conception Church. The service will be followed at noon by a chance to explore the church's magnificent stained glass windows with a docent in attendance to explain some of their history.

Free

Art Show: Norfolk Artists & Friends

Art Barn Gallery 17 Stoeckel Road, Norfolk, CT

An exhibition of work by 30 local artists. Works will be for sale. We ask that people use good judgment about Covid precautions. If you are not vaccinated or boosted, please wear a mask while in the gallery and studios to protect the artists and the public. The gallery will also be open Saturday, August […]

Free

Art Show: Pamela Harnois

Guilded Artisan 3 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Artist Pamela Harnois's flowing watercolors are being featured at the Artisans Guild during the month of August. There is an opening reception from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and from 2:00 to 3:00 the same day Pamela will be demonstrating her techniques.

Free`

Music on Robertson Plaza: Jasmine Road

Robertson Plaza Station Place, Norfolk

Come hear Jasmine Road, the musical creation of Christina and Patrick Pate. They'll be performing folk/pop songs, both covers and originals.

Free

Fly-fishing Lesson

Wood Creek Pond 428 Ashpohtag Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Expert fisherman Doug McDevitt will demonstrate the art of casting and share many tips and tricks for successful fly fishing. The venue: Wood Creek Pond. Participants limited to five people; equipment will be loaned for the occasion courtesy of Orvis's Avon store. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a […]

Free

Guided Tour, Stained Glass: Battell Chapel

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows were designed by D. Maitland Armstrong and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Three large windows designed by Armstrong and made of opalescent glass fill the west end of the chapel. Tiffany’s five smaller windows face them from the east; they depict the four seasons, with a brilliant sunrise as the center. […]

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Stained Glass Window Viewing: Battell Chapel

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows were designed by D. Maitland Armstrong and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Three large windows designed by Armstrong and made of opalescent glass fill the west end of the chapel. Tiffany’s five smaller windows face them from the east; they depict the four seasons, with a brilliant sunrise as the center. […]

Free