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August 2019

Church Service: Church of the Transfiguration

August 4 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 21 Mills Way
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Church service, followed by refreshments. Tours follow at 12:00.

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Norfolk Artists & Friends 11th Annual Exhibition

August 4 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Battell Stoeckel Gallery (Art Barn), 17 Stoeckel Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Norfolk Artists & Friends 11th Annual Exhibition, including painting, photography, prints, sculpture, jewelry and other media. Sponsored by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Follow signs to the gallery on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel estate. Fourth of four days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With guest artists Christian Cesari, Danielle Mailer, Douglas Holtquist, Harriet Winograd, Ira Barkoff, Joseph Stannard, Molly Zuckerman Hartung, Peter Cusack and Peter Kirkiles.

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Photo Show: Marie Hartig Kendall, Part II

August 4 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Starting in 1884, photographer Marie Hartig Kendall chronicled the town of Norfolk and its environs in striking images that captured moving locomotives, historic weather events, economic development and bucolic pastimes. Many new photographs and objects have been added to this year’s exhibition. They include a rare photograph printed on glass and made to hang in a window, dozens of Kendall postcards recently acquired from a local estate and a look at the process of conserving period photographs.

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Open House and Tour: Infinity Hall

August 4 at 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Tour Infinity Music Hall, a lovingly restored vintage theater that is home to a wide variety of musical performances, an art gallery and a classic American bistro.

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Church Service: Immaculate Conception Church

August 4 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Mass, followed by a coffee hour in the church hall. Tours follow from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

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Trail Run

August 4 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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Stained Glass Windows Tours: Church of the Transfiguration

August 4 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 21 Mills Way
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Following the 11:00 a.m. service and refreshments, there will be a viewing of the church's historic stained glass windows.

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Open House: Norfolk Curling Club

August 4 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Visit Norfolk’s two-sheet Curling Club. Club members will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions.

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Photographs by Christopher Little

August 4 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Photographer Christopher Little's show pays homage to George Hurrell, the legendary Hollywood studio photographer. In the 1930s and 1940s, Hurrell presented the image of glamour to the world. There will be an opening reception immediately following from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. This show will be hanging until the end of August.

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Stained Glass Windows Tours: Battell Chapel

August 4 at 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Take a guided tour of Battell Chapel's magnificent stained glass windows, 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. Tours start at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 p.m., and last approximately 45 minutes. There are more tours on Friday at 1:00 p.m.…

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Workshop: Calligraphy for Adults

August 4 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

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 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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Free

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 at 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

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 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

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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Open House: Norfolk Country Club

August 4 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Norfolk Country Club, 50 Golf Drive
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Open house at the Norfolk Country Club. Guides will emphasize information about the club's nine-hole golf course designed by A. W. Tillinghast in the late 1920s and its historic clubhouse.

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Tours of Whitehouse

August 4 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Whitehouse, 1 Stoeckel Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Guided tours of Whitehouse, a 1799 mansion that is currently the summer home of the director of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. The tours are part of the Music Festival’s annual Open House, which also features a children's concert by Festival Fellows, games, an ice cream social and a finale program of Movies & Music.

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Haystack Book Talk: Two Poets

August 4 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Poets Dunya Mikhail and Michael Kelleher will discuss their work.

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Stained Glass Windows Tours: Immaculate Conception Church

August 4 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Immaculate Conception Church will have a docent available to explain the history of its stained glass windows and the church. The church is always open, and help from a parishioner can be arranged at other times.

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Children’s Concert at the Music Shed

August 4 at 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Music Shed, Battell Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

This children's concert is part of the Music Festival’s annual Open House, which also features games, an ice cream social, tours of Whitehouse and a finale program of Movies & Music.

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Broad Field Farm Open House

August 4 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 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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Games and Ice Cream Social at the Music Shed

August 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yale Music Shed, Battell Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Games and an ice cream social are part of the Music Festival’s annual Open House. It also features a children's concert by Festival Fellows, tours of Whitehouse and a finale program of Movies & Music.

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A Taste of a Getaway Day

August 4 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

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 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 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 at 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Berkshire Country Store, 6 Station Place
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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$Fee

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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Lost Ruby Farm Open House

August 4 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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Movies & Music at the Music Shed

August 4 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yale Music Shed, Battell Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Pianist Donald Sosin and actor/vocalist Joanna Seaton will present a program of silent comedy shorts accompanied by live music and sound effects. Films will feature Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. This event is part of the Music Festival’s annual Open House. It also features a children's concert by Festival Fellows, tours of Whitehouse, games and an ice cream social.

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Opening Reception: Photographs by Christopher Little

August 4 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Opening reception for photographer Christopher Little. His show pays homage to George Hurrell, the legendary Hollywood studio photographer. In the 1930s and 1940s, Hurrell presented the image of glamour to the world. This show will be hanging until the end of August.

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Sunday Sessions: Music by Andrew Victor

August 4 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Infinity Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road West
Norfolk, 06058
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No cover

Sunday Sessions at Infinity Music Hall's bistro features singer/songwriter Andrew Victor.

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