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July 2021

Electric Bike Demonstrations

July 31 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

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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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 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
Free`

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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Fly-fishing Lesson

July 31 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wood Creek Pond, 428 Ashpohtag Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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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 three 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 first-come, first-served basis) only if there are unfilled slots or last-minute no-shows. Thank you!

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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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Free

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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Real Estate Showcase

July 31 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Iron Bank, 12 John Curtiss Road, second floor
Norfolk, CT 06058
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National Iron Bank is holding an outdoor real estate showcase, complete with a food truck, sponsored by the Berkshire Country Store, that will offer free lemonade, water and tidbits as long as they last. Stop by to chat with our local realtors, enjoy the finger food, catch up on current listings and safely socialize with others!

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Fly-fishing Lesson

July 31 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wood Creek Pond, 428 Ashpohtag Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free`

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 three 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 first-come, first-served basis) only if there are unfilled slots or last-minute no-shows. Thank you!

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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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Free

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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Garden Party

July 31 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

Be sure and get to the party in Botelle School's garden! There'll be cocktails, cold drinks and appetizers to sip on and nibble as you walk around, and the garden is lovely at this time of year. Sponsored by the Botelle School PTO.

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Live Music: Michael Cobb

July 31 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Come revel in live music on Station Place, with Michael Cobb, just back from Spain, singing and playing guitar and harmonica. Performance will be in front of the Berkshire Country Store, 8 Station Place.

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August 2021

Hike the Peaks Challenge

August 1
Norfolk Land Trust Trails Norfolk, CT 06058 + Google Map
Free

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 Mountain, Pine Mountain, East Summit Ridge and Beech Hill. Visit the Land Trust website for trail maps.

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Walking Historical Norfolk

August 1
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Pick up a tour guide to Norfolk’s historic houses and walk around the village to see fine examples of Norfolk’s development over several eras, from Revolutionary days to the Gilded Age of architecture. Brochures are available at the Historical Society museum, the Norfolk Library and the Norfolk Hub.

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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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Outdoor Worship Service

August 1 at 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Haystack Mountain state park, Route 272 North
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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All are welcome to join an outdoor worship service by the pond in Haystack Mountain state park. It will be led by Reverend Erick Olsen, pastor of Church of Christ Congregational, Norfolk. Enter through the gate and gather near the pond just to the right of the access road. Please bring your own chair or blanket, and feel free to bring coffee or tea.

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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Norfolk is a beautiful New England town, with photogenic elements that range from picturesque to scenic. Meet photographer Doug McDevitt at the Stanford White fountain at the south end of the village green and he'll lead you to places that will give you and your camera plenty of opportunities for that perfect photo. Starts at 9:00 a.m. and limited to 5 participants. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a first-come, first-served basis) only if…

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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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Free

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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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Norfolk is a beautiful New England town, with photogenic elements that range from picturesque to scenic. Meet photographer Doug McDevitt at the Stanford White fountain at the south end of the village green and he'll lead you to places that will give you and your camera plenty of opportunities for that perfect photo. Starts at 9:00 a.m. and limited to 5 participants. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a first-come, first-served basis) only if…

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Watercolor Demonstration: Pamela Harnois

August 1 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guilded Artisan, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Artist Pamela Harnois will be outside the Guilded Artisan, demonstrating her flowing techniques for using watercolors. Inside, the store will be holding an opening reception for an exhibit of Pamela's work.

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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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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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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Norfolk is a beautiful New England town, with photogenic elements that range from picturesque to scenic. Meet photographer Doug McDevitt at the Stanford White fountain at the south end of the village green and he'll lead you to places that will give you and your camera plenty of opportunities for that perfect photo. Starts at 9:00 a.m. and limited to 5 participants. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a first-come, first-served basis) only if…

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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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Live Music: Jamal Ford-Bey

August 1 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Come revel in live music on Station Place, with Jamal Ford-Bey singing and accompanying himself on guitar. What a wonderful way to wind up your weekend in Norfolk! Performance will be in front of the Berkshire Country Store, 8 Station Place.

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