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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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Walking Tour: Norfolk’s Industrial Past

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Norfolk historian Richard Byrne will take visitors on a tour recalling the sights and sounds of the once-thriving mills and factories that sat along the Blackberry River. This two-hour walk will take you to the head of the mill dam and meander along Greenwoods Road (Route 44), stopping to see one of the remaining buildings and the site of the large waterwheel that once powered the Long Stone Shop, built in 1854. The tour can be followed on foot or…

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Demonstrations: Making Furniture by Hand

August 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Paul-Robert Blackman will be demonstrating a variety of techniques for making furniture by hand. He will have examples of his work, both to illustrate his principles and for sale.

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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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Live Music on the Green

August 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Live music, presented by Infinity Hall.

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Live Music on Station Place

August 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Singer/guitarists Grant Mudge and Bill Eckert will perform on Station Place, in front of the Berkshire Country Store. If it's raining they will move inside.

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Live Music on the Patio

August 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Infinity Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road West
Norfolk, 06058
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Infinity Hall presents live music on the Infinity Bistro patio.

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Family Fun Night

August 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Entry fee, $Food

Celebrate the summer at a family fun night hosted by the Botelle Parent/Teachers Organization and the Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance on the Botelle School field. There will be bounce houses, a DJ, field games and an outdoor movie at dusk, covered by an admission fee of $5/person or $20/family. The organizers will be selling grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and other snacks and drinks, as well as t-shirts that can be tie-dyed on the spot. Norbrook Brewery will be there, too.

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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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Hike-the-Peaks Challenge

August 4, 2019 at 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Norfolk Land Trust Trails Norfolk, CT 06058 + Google Map
Free

Take the three-day, six-peak Norfolk Land Trust hiking challenge: take 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. Ends at 3:00 p.m. today.

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Demonstrations: Wood Turning

August 4, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Robertson Plaza, Station Place
Norfolk, 06058
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Paul-Robert Blackman will demonstrate a variety of the wood-turning techniques he uses to make furniture and other objects. He will have extra examples of his work with him, both as illustrations and for sale.

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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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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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Walking Tour: Norfolk’s Village Green

August 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Tour Norfolk’s Village Green with Barry Webber, executive director of the Norfolk Historical Society. See the Village Green through the eyes of 19th-century photographer Marie Kendall, who took many photographs of our classic New England town. The Green was often the center of social gatherings, and Kendall’s photographs are windows into that past. Meet at the Norfolk Historical Society.

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Live Music on Station Place

August 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Singer/guitarist Josh DeCerbo and singer Stacey Dillard will perform on Station Place in front of the Berkshire Country Store. If it rains, look inside the store.

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Broad Field Farm Open House

August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Broad Field Farm, 335 Parker Hill Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Tour of Broad Field Farm. Owners Kristin and Grant Mudge specialize in organically grown heirloom tomatoes.

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Husky Meadows Farm Open House

August 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Husky Meadows Farm Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Husky Meadows Farm is a USDA-certified organic vegetable and fruit farm. It also offers its own line of soups and baked goods.

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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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Lost Ruby Farm Open House

August 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lost Ruby Farm, 458 Winchester Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Farm owners Antonio Guindon and Adair Mali make a variety of French-inspired organic goat cheeses. Sample the cheese, meet the goats!

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February 2020

Skating on Town Rink

February 22
Norfolk Ice Skating Rink, 23 Mountain Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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The town skating rink on Mountain Road is be open whenever weather permits for you to skate at your own risk. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Norfolk's Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a party there, complete with campfire (rain/snow date is the next day, Sunday, at the same time). Kids 10 years old or younger should wear a helmet (a bike helmet is fine).

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Hike, Bike, Ski or Snowshoe on Norfolk Trails

February 22
Free

Bring your mountain bike, skis or snowshoes and use them on Norfolk's miles of trails, depending on what the weather turns out to be. And of course you can walk! For Great Mountain Forest maps, click here. For Land Trust trail maps, click here. Enjoy!

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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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Open Sugarhouse

February 22 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Mountain Forest, 201 Windrow Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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We're sorry, but the days have been just too cold for foresters to collect any sap; the sugarhouse will not be open on Saturday. There's still a chance for Sunday, though. Call the forestry office (860-542-5422) and listen to their Sunday-morning recording to find out if they'll be boiling on Sunday afternoon. You can also check out our Last-Minute Updates page for the latest on this and other events. Mother Nature permitting, here's a chance to visit the Great Mountain…

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Skating Party and Bonfire

February 22 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Ice Skating Rink, 23 Mountain Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Everyone bring skates and join the fun at the town rink! The volunteer fire department is having a skating party and bonfire. The rink is outdoors so the weather has to cooperate...check back here or on our Last Minute Updates page for the latest word. We suggest that kids under 10 wear some kind of helmet. Please note: If this party takes place on Saturday there will not be a party on Sunday. Sunday is the snow date only. Update:…

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Hike, Bike, Ski or Snowshoe on Norfolk Trails

February 23
Free

Bring your mountain bike, skis or snowshoes and use them on Norfolk's miles of trails. And of course you can walk! For Great Mountain Forest maps, click here. For Land Trust trail maps, click here. Enjoy!

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Skating on Town Rink

February 23
Norfolk Ice Skating Rink, 23 Mountain Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

The town skating rink on Mountain Road is be open whenever weather permits for you to skate at your own risk. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Norfolk's Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a party there, complete with campfire (rain/snow date is the next day, Sunday, at the same time). Kids 10 years old or younger should wear a helmet (a bike helmet is fine).

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Open Sugarhouse

February 23 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Mountain Forest, 201 Windrow Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Sorry, Great Mountain Forest did not get enough sap to boil...this event is cancelled. However, forester Russell Russ says, "we hope to make our first sap collection sometime in the coming few days. When we have enough sap, then we will begin boiling. Boiling typically would happen during the afternoons. The sugarhouse is usually open for visitors when we are boiling." Call 860-542-5422 to see if there's a message or just go up and check it out. You can always…

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August 2020

Music in the Manor House Inn Gardens

August 2 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual
Free

The Manor House Inn presents live music in the Inn gardens, featuring Mike Cobb, joined by Adam Pincus on guitar and vocals. Mike Cobb has been performing since 1990. Originally from Norfolk, he has performed at many local venues, as well as in the New York area and in Spain. Mike leads an "Eclecticana" rock group, the Crevulators, and a bluegrass band, the Haystack Mountain Boys. He is joined by Adam Pincus on guitar and vocals to play covers and…

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