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February 2020

Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Workshop: Papercrafting for Adults

February 23, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Leslie Watkins will teach participants to make an easy and beautiful note card with just a few tools and supplies. All materials will be provided, with plenty of examples on view.

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Coffee Hour

February 23, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Join members of the Church of Christ Congregational for the church service, which starts at 10:00 a.m. and/or afterwards in the downstairs dining room of Battell Chapel. Tours of the chapel's stained glass windows start at noon.

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Open House: Norfolk Curling Club

February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Sunday afternoon the club is open until 6:00 p.m. for regular Sunday League play. Club members will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions. Saturday’s event is the Super Senior bonspiel event finals starting at 8:00 a.m., and award presentations Saturday night.

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Tours: Stained glass windows

February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 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 magnificent stained glass windows and the church. The church is always open, and help from a parishioner can be arranged at other times (call 860-542-5395).

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Tours: Stained Glass Windows

February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Take a guided tour of Battell Chapel’s beautiful 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 and 3:00 p.m., and last approximately 45 minutes. There also are tours on Saturday starting…

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Art Exhibit: Pamela Harnois watercolors

February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Woodlands & Wildflowers is an exhibit of the watercolors of Pamela Harnois, an artist specializing in transparent watercolor. Pamela is known for her light and loose style in florals, landscapes, seascapes, trees, animals and still lifes.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Photography exhibit: Marie Kendall Part II

February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

This weekend is the last chance to see Part II of the Marie Kendall exhibition, which accompanied the Norfolk Historical Society's newly published book, A Remarkable Legacy: the Photographs of Marie Hartig Kendall. The exhibition has brought insight and new materials to light into the life of this amazing 19th century Connecticut photographer and the legacy she has left behind. On Saturday, the museum will be open from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and there is a gallery talk at 1:00…

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Demonstration: Watercolor Painting

February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisans Guild, 3 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Pamela Harnois will demonstrate the art of watercolor painting.

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Workshop: Chicken Stamping with Kids

February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Norfolk Hub, 2 Station Place
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Workshop for children accompanied by an adult. Leslie Watkins will help participants make a note card using rubber stamps and crayons. The well-known bantam, Little Lovey, will make a guest appearance to provide added inspiration and fun! All materials supplied.

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Open Sugarhouse

February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Mountain Forest, 201 Windrow Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

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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Gallery talk: Marie Kendall

February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

This February is the final month of a two-year exhibition of Marie Hartig Kendall's work. Tour the gallery with museum director Barry Webber, who will speak on new insights into the life and legacy of this amazing 19th century Connecticut photographer.

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Workshop: Fairy garden teacups

February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Karen Rossi Studio, 60 Estey Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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$Fee

Create pennants, signage, flowers and ladders to arrange in a teacup with moss to make a fairy garden! Bring teacups and miniatures to personalize your piece. For adults, registration required.

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Workshop: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing

February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

The cold barren steel of a hook is to an angler what an empty canvas is to a painter. Come learn the basic techniques used to create imitations of the flies that can catch trout in our local waters. During the tying sessions, instructor Doug McDevitt will discuss the tactics of fly fishing, the micro-seasons that exist during the year and techniques for using the various flies we can create. Limited number of fly tying stations available; please sign up…

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Demonstration: Food as Medicine

February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Since ancient times, natural foods and herbs have been used to heal and prevent many illnesses and diseases. Recently, we are starting to learn the harmful effects of additives in our everyday food products. We will demonstrate how to prepare a variety of foods, discuss how they can benefit the body and point out a few common ingredients to avoid. Complimentary foods and beverages.

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Marie Kendall Birthday Party

February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Happy Birthday Marie! You are invited to help the Norfolk Historical Society celebrate Marie Kendall's 166th Birthday! Marie was born on February 23, 1854, and in her honor Tom Hlas has once again whipped up a confection fit for an expert photographer! Stop by and enjoy a slice of cake with us after the gallery talk ends at 2:00 p.m.

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Concert: Foundry Saxophone Quartet

February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

The Hartford-based Foundry Saxophone Quartet will perform a mix of classical, jazz, folk, and ragtime, at the Norfolk Library on Sunday, February 23, at 3:00 p.m. Please call the library at 860-542-5075 to register for this free concert. Snow date is Saturday, March 7.

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Live Music: Sunday Sessions with Stan Sullivan

February 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Infinity Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road West
Norfolk, 06058
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No cover

Stan Sullivan is a Hartford-based singer-songwriter, guitarist and blues performer. He is an eleven-time finalist at the Walnut Valley NewSongs Showcase in Winfield, Kansas, and has won the Old Roxbury Days Guitar Fingerpicking Contest twice.

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July 2020

Puppet Show: Lisa the Wise

July 31, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual
Free

When Lisa, a brave young girl with a heart of gold, meets Baba Yaga, the most famous witch in the woods, an epic battle of wits ensues. Dancing houses, enchanted dolls and hilarious ghost servants bring this classic Russian fairy tale to life with a contemporary twist. Imaginative shadow puppetry lights the way in this hilariously spooky story about the experiences that make us wise. The event is over. Find out more about puppeteer Sarah Nolan on her website, and…

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August 2020

Demonstration: Loose Watercolor Painting

August 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual
Free

Attend a live online watercolor demonstration by artist Pamela Harnois. She will paint a light and loose watercolor bouquet of wildflowers from a New England garden. Event is over. Go to Pamela's Instagram page to see more of her work.

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Workshop: Upcycled Metal Flowers

August 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual
Free

Workshop on upcycled metal flowers, taught by artist/metal sculptor Karen Rossi. Always popular and changing with new ideas! Create flowers from aluminum sheet metal and upcycled cans. Drill, punch and rivet them together; adorn with paint pens and mixed media to create three-dimensional flowers. New tips, tricks and twists for those who have mastered the basics, but no experience needed. Event is over. Materials List Collect aluminum soda cans, wash thoroughly. Arizona ice tea cans are recommended (tall, soft, colorful).…

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Music in the Manor House Inn Gardens

August 2, 2020 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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February 2021

Author’s Talk: Leonard Marcus on Margaret Wise Brown

February 20 - February 21
Virtual
Free

Meet Margaret Wise Brown, the irreverent, strong-minded modern woman who gave sweet dreams to millions while insisting that children deserve great words and great art in their books. In this illustrated talk, noted author Leonard Marcus introduces the inspired poet and mercurial free spirit who wrote America's best-loved bedtime book, Goodnight Moon. This fascinating virtual talk is available for two days during Winter Weekend in Norfolk, on Feb. 20 and 21 only. Sorry, this event has ended. You may enjoy…

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Climate Change and Northeastern Forests

February 20 - March 27
Virtual
Free

If less winter shoveling sounds like a reprieve, think again. Northeastern forests, and the resources they provide, need snow to stay healthy. And there is evidence that ice storms...the most destructive form of winter weather...will become more frequent and severe under changing climate conditions. Speakers Peter Groffman and Lindsey Rustad have led research at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest for decades, including cutting edge experiments exploring the effects of climate change on winter weather. This Cary Institute talk, "Winter Wonderland No…

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Puppet Show: Sandglass Theater

February 20 - February 27
Virtual
Free

Sandglass Theater’s Rock the Boat is a touring puppet show for young audiences that explores themes of migration, refugees, inclusion and respectful curiosity. It aims to get young audiences thinking about relocation, displacement and the interconnectedness of racial, climate and social justice. The production addresses attitudes about acceptance of those who come from other countries and cultures, and supplies a narrative in which there is room for everyone in an inclusive society. Rock the Boat was developed by a multi-ethnic…

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Bonfire and S’mores

February 20 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norfolk Ice Skating Rink, 23 Mountain Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

It looks like a lot of snow storms coming but, Mother Nature permitting, the Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department is going to try to have the Town skating rink ready for in-person visitors on Saturday. If they’re able to pull it off, then on Saturday afternoon a bonfire and the makings for s’mores will be available to all comers. Please note: even though it's an outdoor event, since people may be mingling and eating s’mores, NVFD asks attendees to follow the…

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Author’s Talk: Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios

February 20 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual
Free

New England has long been a lure for artists, and nowhere does art and inspiration come together more powerfully than in the preserved spaces these artists called home. Connecticut alone can boast three artistic enclaves that shaped the nation's cultural evolution and legacy: in Cos Cob, Old Lyme and Wilton. Join author Valerie Balint on a virtual journey to learn the historic significance of the places where some of the nation’s most acclaimed artworks were created, and how these public…

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Puppet Show: Sandglass Theater

February 20 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Sandglass Theater’s Rock the Boat is a touring puppet show for young audiences that explores themes of migration, refugees, inclusion and respectful curiosity. It aims to get young audiences thinking about relocation, displacement and the interconnectedness of racial, climate and social justice. The production addresses attitudes about acceptance of those who come from other countries and cultures, and supplies a narrative in which there is room for everyone in an inclusive society. Rock the Boat was developed by a multi-ethnic…

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What Is It Like to Live Among Polar Bears?

February 21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual
Free

What is it like to live among polar bears? In the fall of 2018, polar bear enthusiast Kelly Kandra Hughes spent seven weeks living and volunteering at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, in Churchill, Manitoba. Known as the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill sees over a thousand polar bears descend on it every migration season. During Winter Weekend in Norfolk, on Sunday, February 21, Kelly will describe her time in Churchill and the surprising truths she learned about…

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