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News & Events

Wreath Workshops

December 02, 2017

Sign up to join us for this year’s wreath making workshops!
They will be held on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 2 and 3.
Come make a beautiful wreath with freshly cut greens, cones, berries and ribbon.

Sat., Dec. 2: 9:00 a.m. to noon adult session 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. family session
Sun., Dec. 3: 9:00 a.m. to noon family session 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. adult session

Family session info: Children under age 8 can make their own wreaths on folding frames with pre-cut greens. Children 8-12 can cut their own greens and wire them to a frame with their parents.

Fees: $40 per adult, $30 per child (12 and under) to make one wreath each. You are welcome to make additional wreaths at $20 each.

Location:

200 Canaan Mountain Road

Time:

9:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee:

$40 adults, $30 children 12 and under

Birds & Bird Migration

January 13, 2018

Jane Seymour, Connecticut DEEP wildlife biologist, will discuss a variety of birds that can be found in CT. Topics will include which ones fly south from here and where they go, which ones fly south TO here, which ones stay, how they navigate, what they need to survive the winter, some of the threats, and how we can help.

Location:

Douglas Library, 108 W. Main St., Canaan CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free - Sponsored by Ackerly Brown LLP

They Sawed up a Storm

February 10, 2018

Author Sarah Shea Smith will discuss her book They Sawed Up a Storm about a group of New Hampshire women who operated a sawmill on the shores of Turkey Pond in Concord, New Hampshire in 1942. The sawmill, one of two on the pond, was built by the U.S. Forest Service to saw up what remained of the logs stored in the water from the hurricane of 1938. They Sawed Up A Storm is a book about this group of women, the 1938 hurricane, the timber salvage efforts and the determination of the people of New England at the time the U.S. entered into World War II.
Sarah Shea Smith was Extension professor and specialist, Forest Industry, at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension for 27 years. Sarah has worked as a hardwood lumber inspector, a teacher, and a door-and-trim carpenter. She holds a bachelor of science degree in forestry and a master’s in occupational education from the University of New Hampshire. Sarah and her husband, Peter, live in Newmarket, New Hampshire.
Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Location:

Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk CT

Time:

4.00 p.m.

Fee:

Free - sponsored by Ackerly Brown LLP

The Watery Web

March 24, 2018

The Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy’s Director of River Restoration and Fish Passage, Sally Harold, will speak about the importance of healthy streams and The Conservancy’s efforts to improve fish passage, remove dams, and restore floodplain habitats.

Location:

Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. E., Norfolk CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free - Sponsored by Ackerly Brown LLP