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August 2019

Farmers Market

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Norfolk Farmers Market, 19 Maple Avenue
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

The Norfolk Farmers Market celebrates Weekend in Norfolk with live music by Andy Styles, fresh local foods and artisan wares. Special events include Tracy Hayhurst of Husky Meadows Farm cooking with foods from market vendors.

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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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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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Kids’ Fire Hose Water Soccer

August 3, 2019 at 12:00 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! Free popcorn.

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Workshop: Papercrafting for Adults

August 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Learn to make simple and elegant note cards to give as gifts or for any occasion. Leslie Watkins will describe and demonstrate tools, materials and supplies. There are five additional workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 2:00 p.m.; Watercolor for Adults, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Chicken Stampin’ with Kids

August 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Inspired by real live chickens, kids will make cards using rubber stamps, crayons and colored pencils. Guest appearances by Little Lovey and Nippy. 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. On Sunday: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Calligraphy for Adults, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; Watercolor for Adults, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Bocce

August 4, 2019
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Spend your lunch or snack time at the picnic area and bocce court behind 10 Station Place (the old train station) in the center of town! Tables, chairs, benches and umbrellas are ready and waiting! Bocce equipment and game information provided in the tan trunk…enjoy!

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Little Red School House Scavenger Hunt for Children

August 4, 2019 at 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the WIN information center or at the Historical Society, 13 Village Green. Clues are all school related, and you will need a phone with a camera. Check in on Sunday between noon and 3:00 p.m. at the Little Red School House, on the corner of Ashpohtag and Bald Mountain Road. Children who complete the list will receive a voucher for a free ice cream at Berkshire Country Store.

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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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Trail Run

August 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Land Trust Trails Norfolk, CT 06058 + Google Map
Free

Join the Norfolk Land Trust for a fun 5K run starting at noon at the Lovers Lane trailhead at 75 Lovers Lane. Members of the Hill County Trail Runners will lead the runs. This will be a preview of the Land Trust's annual trail race on September 23. For more information about the run, please contact katebjohnson@mac.com.

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Workshop: Calligraphy for Adults

August 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Kathleen Borkowski will demonstrate the art of calligraphy using various styles, and show the tools and materials used. Participants may begin a piece of art starting with calligraphy and continue in the 2:00 p.m. session with watercolor or attend either one singly. 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: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.;…

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Obstacle Course and Fire Extinguisher Class

August 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Train, Downhill from the library, next to 10 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department is challenging visitors with an obstacle course and fire extinguisher class. They will award prizes and certificates.

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A Taste of a Getaway Day

August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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The Mountain View Green Retreat will offer complimentary baked goods, specialty coffees, teas and food selections. Guests may also try out holistic healing methods for pain management and healing, including Bio-Magnet therapy and Reiki. The Retreat plans to open a bakery, coffee and tea shop, and restaurant.

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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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Free

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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Workshop: Watercolor for Adults

August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Learn to combine calligraphy and watercolor to create a piece of art reminiscent of an illuminated manuscript. This session with Leslie Watkins, which follows the 12:00 p.m. calligraphy workshop, focuses on watercolor painting as used in combination with calligraphy. Participants may attend either or both. There are five workshops. On Saturday: Papercrafting Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Papercrafting for Adults, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Chicken Stampin' with Kids, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. On Sunday: Watercolor Demonstration, 10:00 a.m. to…

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Hot Dog Eating Contest

August 4, 2019 at 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Berkshire Country Store, 6 Station Place
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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The Berkshire Country Store presents its second annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, with all proceeds to benefit the Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance. Email berkshirecountrystore@gmail.com by July 25 to enter the contest (entry fee) or just come see the contest and donate to vote for your favorite contestant.

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February 2020

Porcupine Prowl & Wildlife Tracking

February 22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Winter is a great time to see animals, or at least their signs. Every year Aton Forest monitors the porcupines and beaver on our property and uses this opportunity to involve citizen scientists in our work here. We will check the known porcupine dens in rock ledges and maybe walk out onto one of our ponds to see a beaver lodge if the ice is good. We will also track wild animals and observe birds along the way. You'll be…

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Workshop: Clay Play

February 22 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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$Fee for materials

Have you ever wanted to work with clay? If so, now is your chance to coil, slab, pinch, sculpt or carve a clay creation! Botelle School’s art teacher is hosting a Makerspace Open Studio to let you come and explore the medium. Basic skills will be demonstrated, and two pottery wheels will be available for those with prior experience. Expert or novice, alone or with friends, come join us for a relaxed morning of clay play. All supplies will be…

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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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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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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: 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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