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July 2020

Rock Painting for Kids

July 31 - September 30
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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A Day at Lost Ruby Farm

July 31 - September 30
Virtual
Free

Lost Ruby Farm is a small farmstead specializing in crafting cheeses from the milk of its small herd of pasture-raised goats. Owners Adair Mali and Antonio Guindon also raise chickens for egg production, pigs for their whey consumption and and for butchering, and a limited number of turkeys available at Thanksgiving. Join Adair as she shows you around the farm...she may even introduce you to the goats.

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A Nature Walk Around City Meadow

July 31 - September 30
Virtual
Free

Take a virtual walk on the boardwalk through City Meadow to view this natural world up close. Learn what has changed since the Town began restoring the site to native plants. Learn to identify the animals and plants encountered, then come enjoy them in person when you can. Your guide will be biologist John Anderson of the Norfolk Conservation Commission.

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Workshop: Making Sun Catchers and Wind Chimes

July 31 - September 30
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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A Hike on the Norfolk Land Trust Trails

July 31 - September 30
Virtual
Free

Norfolk has hundreds of miles of trails through beautiful woods and fields, many of them arriving at a summit like Dennis Hill or Haystack Mountain, from where you can look out at a broad, scenic view. This virtual walk lets you sample trails maintained by the Norfolk Land Trust, which publishes maps for downloading and use when you visit in person.

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Let’s Go Fishing

July 31 - September 30
Virtual
Free

Fly fisherman Doug McDevitt shares his secrets for a good catch, complete with tips for casting the line and suggestions for places to go.

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Tour of Husky Meadows Farm

July 31 - September 30
Virtual
Free

Take a virtual tour of one of Norfolk's most varied farms. Husky Meadows Farm grows organic produce and makes its own pickles and soups. It has a thriving farm stand, sells Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and, when possible, will return to its accustomed place at the Norfolk Farmers Market.

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Workshop: Printing with Leaves and Found Materials

July 31 - September 30
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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