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August 2022

Concert: Works by Mozart and Dvorak

August 6 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Yale Music Shed, Battell Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, pianist Natalie Zhu and Norfolk Fellows perform Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493, and Dvorak's String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48. Please note, all patrons must: Be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 including any booster dose(s) when eligible. Show their vaccination card and photo ID at the door. Wear ASTM or N95-equivalent mask at all times inside the building. Cloth masks alone are not permitted.

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Hike the Peaks Challenge

August 7
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 7
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 7
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 all day for all three days of Weekend in Norfolk. Equipment is provided. Today someone will be at the court from noon to 4:00 p.m. to do demos and organize mini games! Come learn or just play.

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Outdoor Worship Service: Church of Christ

August 7 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Church of Christ Congregational invites you to join them for an outdoor worship service in front of Battell Chapel. A coffee hour will follow at 10:00; all are welcome. Social distancing encouraged.

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Fly-fishing Lesson

August 7 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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 five 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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Art show: Kathleen Borkowski

August 7 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

This exhibit is a tribute to the therapeutic benefits Borkowski receives by spending time in nature and making art each day. All of the works in this show developed out of a daily ritual that included reading the poem "The Dream Cabinet," by Ann Fisher-Wirth, drawing and painting in her garden, and experimenting with cyanotype imaging. An early obsession with medieval botanical manuscripts and years of studying and working as a calligrapher continue to inform her process. Ten percent of…

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Coffee and Refreshments

August 7 at 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Church of Christ Congregational, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Church of Christ Congregational invites you to join them for outdoor refreshments following the 9:00 a.m. church service. Come meet new people and enjoy being outdoors. You are also welcome to attend the service. Social distancing encouraged.

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Tours: Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center

August 7 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center, 207A Westside Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

Tour the Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center. The nonprofit Center is located in a century-old historic stone castle, recently renovated to provide a platform for educating the public about Asian culture. The exhibition hall consists of three floors, each focused on one culture: Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist. Guided tours introducing the historical evolution, beliefs and principles of these three Eastern cultures are free, or visitors may explore the exhibits on their own.

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Magic Moments: Magician Bryan Lizotte

August 7 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Berkshire Country Store, 6 Station Place
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

Come marvel at magic as Bryan Lizotte amazes you with all the things he makes happen! He’ll start by roaming and performing for customers of the Berkshire Country Store; then at 2:00 he’ll be doing a live show outside, right in front of the store.

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Art Show: Norfolk Artists & Friends

August 7 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Barn Gallery, 17 Stoeckel Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

An exhibition of work by 30 local artists. Works will be for sale. We ask that people use good judgment about Covid precautions. If you are vaccinated and boosted, masks are not required. If you are not vaccinated or boosted, please wear a mask while in the gallery and studios to protect the artists and the public. The gallery will also be open Saturday, August 6, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be a sneak peek on Thursday, August…

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Worship Service: Mass

August 7 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

All are invited to attend Mass at Immaculate Conception Church. The service will be followed at noon by a chance to explore the church's magnificent stained glass windows with a docent in attendance to explain some of their history.

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Slide Show: Community Art Project

August 7 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Barn Gallery, 17 Stoeckel Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

This slideshow documents the inaugural Community Art Project, Home in a Vibrant Community. This was a collaboration among the Foundation for Norfolk Living, Norfolk Foundation and the Yale Norfolk School of Art to support dialogue about art and local affordable housing initiatives. Images from Yale Norfolk School of Art's 2022 session will also be included. The show will run concurrently with the Norfolk Artists and Friends exhibition, in the Art Barn lobby, and be shown in the conference room at…

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Worship Service: Church of the Transfiguration

August 7 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 21 Mills Way
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

You are invited to a worship service at this small but exquisite church. After the service, it will be open for a short coffee hour and for viewing its fine stained glass windows. Among them is a window dedicated to the memory of Mark Twain’s wife, Olivia.

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Art Show: Jean Grasmere

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guilded Artisan, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Norfolk artist Jean Grasmere's work consists of oil paintings, pastels and watercolors of natural life, landscapes, nautical scenes and people. Most scenes are local New England. This show emphasizes her recent collages. The Guilded Artisan will also be open Friday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, August 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The opening reception is Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Main Street: A Look Back 100 Years

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Every small town or big city in America once boasted an active Main Street and Norfolk was no exception. The 1850s map of the town shows Main Street running from the end of the Village Green down to the Catholic Church. This area was the hub of the town, with hotels, doctors, pharmacies, dry goods, meat and produce markets, and a millinery shop. Come explore how commerce evolved as Norfolk transformed from a sleepy manufacturing and farming village to a…

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Stained Glass Window Tour: Immaculate Conception Church

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Following the 11:00 a.m. Mass, to which visitors are welcome, Immaculate Conception Church will be open for viewing its magnificent stained glass windows, created by Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich. Docents will be present to answer questions at the specific hours scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A three-church guided tour on Saturday starts at Battell Chapel at 12:30 p.m. To preview the route, download our map.

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Stained Glass Tour: Battell Chapel

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows were 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. The chapel is open for general viewing all three days; a half-hour guided tour starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Due to recent increases in…

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Stained Glass Windows: Church of the Transfiguration

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 21 Mills Way
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free`

This small but exquisite church will be open for a short coffee hour following the 11:00 a.m. service. Visitors are welcome to come for coffee and to see its fine stained glass windows. Among them is a window dedicated to the memory of Mark Twain’s wife, Olivia.

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Bocce: Open Courts

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 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 all day for all three days of Weekend in Norfolk. Equipment is provided. This afternoon someone will be at the court from noon to 4:00 p.m. to do demos and organize mini games! Come learn or just play.

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Live Music: Amo Brass

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Robertson Plaza, Station Place
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Come hear the Amo Brass, one of the Yale Summer School of Music's stellar groups, as they perform a mix of contemporary and classical selections. The five musicians are: Joshua Bialkin, trumpet; Connor Holland, trumpet; Olivia Martinez, horn; David Seder, trombone, and Vivian Kung, tuba.

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Art Show: Brad Robinson

August 7 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Brad Robinson returns to the Norfolk Library with a stunning display of mobiles, Soaring Sculptures. Although he was taught the mechanics of balance by his father, an engineer, the recurring themes of birds or fish reflect Robinson’s education as a biologist. Influenced by the work of Alexander Calder and Asian art, he creates a mobile with a minimum of lines, relying on movement and the viewer’s eye to complete the image. The aesthetic challenge of creating sculpture in four dimensions…

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Ribbon Cutting: Robertson Plaza

August 7 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Robertson Plaza, Station Place
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

A ceremony celebrating the completion of the upgrade of Robertson Plaza and the completion of a stairway linking it with City Meadow below. More details to be announced.

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Three-card Tarot Readings

August 7 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Healing Nest, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

Dianna Hofer offers a free 3-card Vision Quest Tarot reading. The cards are based on the traditional Italian tarot deck, integrated with Native American culture, wisdom and values. The four basic elements...earth, air, fire and water...replace the traditional cups, wands, swords and pentacles, also known as hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades. Dianna is also doing readings on Friday and Saturday.

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Farm Open House: Autumn Harvest Orchard

August 7 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Autumn Harvest Orchard, 879 Winchester Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

Come tour Autumn Harvest Orchard, a certified naturally grown (CNG) orchard, vegetable farm and apiary that grows five varieties of heirloom apples. It is located on a hillside, so wear comfortable walking shoes; no sandals or open-toe footwear, please. In season, the orchard offers pick-your-own apples.

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Walking Tour: Historic Main Street

August 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Memorial Green, 5 North Street
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

At the turn of the 20th century, Norfolk had a bustling Main Street that ran from Memorial Green up to the Village Green...now a very different picture with more open space than buildings. Join Norfolk Historical Society Executive Director Barry Webber for a look back at some of the historic structures and learn about the merchants and other trades that once made up this thriving section of town. Meet at Memorial Green at 2:00; the tour will last about an…

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Sidewalk Chalk Painting with Susannah Anderson

August 7 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Join painter Susannah Anderson on the Station Place sidewalk for fun with chalk. Creativity encouraged...let your imagination run wild, paint your dreams, plot a garden...no limits! Chalk supplied or bring your own special color.

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Live Music: Family Band

August 7 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Station Place, Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Join Josh DeCerbo and the Family Band as they play some contemporary and classic pop and vocal music. The vocal selections will star a host of families from Norfolk, so come on out and enjoy listening. Expect anything and everything, from some jazz songs to the Beatles, Lady Gaga and everything in between.

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Opening Reception: Brad Robinson

August 7 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

The Library Associates' opening reception for Brad Robinson's stunning display of mobiles, Soaring Sculptures. Although he was taught the mechanics of balance by his father, an engineer, the recurring themes of birds or fish reflect Robinson’s education as a biologist. Influenced by the work of Alexander Calder and Asian art, he creates a mobile with a minimum of lines, relying on movement and the viewer’s eye to complete the image. The aesthetic challenge of creating sculpture in four dimensions holds…

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Performance: Rosemary Gill Monologue

August 7 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Church of Christ Congregational, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free, donations accepted

All are welcome at the Church of Christ Congregational to hear Rosemary Gill's original monologue, "Bless me Father, for I have sinned." Join us at the white church on the Village Green for the performance followed by refreshments outside. There is no charge for this event but donations will be accepted to benefit the Raise the Steeple campaign.

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