Share the Goodness: Community Events

At New Morning Market, not only can you discover new foods, flavors and products, but also a whole community of goodness.

 

Check out upcoming local events below:

 

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Knife Sharpening with Sharper Harper | Sunday, May 19th & 26th | 10AM-2PM | New Morning Market

Bring your kitchen knives, scissors, serrated knives, straight edged garden tools & more.

How To Get Your Knives Sharpened:

  • Please rubber-band your knives in a towel or newspaper. Label the outside with your name and number.
  • Drop your bundle off with Harper outside the store.
  • Wait-time depends on the number of knives you bring and how many people are already in line.
  • The wait is usually around 30 minutes, but can be over an hour.
  • Payment is due at pick-up. Harper accepts cash or card.
  • Alternate pick-up time can be arranged if necessary. 
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    ASAP! Celebrates 25 Years | ASAP! | Thomas S. Perakos Arts & Community Center | Saturday, June 1st 2024 6:30-10:30PM

    Curiosity ignites a world of discovery! Get ready to play, party, and feel the love at ASAP!’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Join us in celebrating curiosity with a fun variety show of entertaining performances, live music and surprise guests. Doors open at 5:30pm, show begins promptly at 6:00pm. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an ASAP! art exhibition following the show. For more information and tickets, visit https://asapct.org/asap-celebrates/

    Summer Photography Intensive Grades 11 & 12 | ASAP! | Hartford Art School | June 20th – July 3rd, 2024

    In this immersive summer program at Hartford Art School (HAS), students learn how to use analogue technology in black and white photography, and develop a method for integrating this special process into their photographic work. A HAS photography professor guides students in understanding 35mm cameras, film exposure, processing and printing, lab equipment, and materials. In addition, artist lectures and guest artists introduce students to the larger photographic world. Daily lunch breaks offer opportunities to step outside or visit HAS’s art galleries. The program culminates in a mini exhibition of student work in a professional gallery setting. Transportation to and from HAS is provided daily from Woodbury and Waterbury, CT. Lunch provided daily. Special thanks to Project Concept Development Advisor Jessica Rose.

    Summer Camp | ASAP! | Washington, CT | August 5th-16th M-F 9am-3:30PM

    Registration is now open! Join us in Washington for Summer Camp 2024! Campers in grades 1-6 will experience puppetry, circus, painting, clay, rock climbing, nature, and athletics–along with some special surprises! Campers in grades 7-10 will practice artistic expression, explore nature, and develop lifelong friendships. Professional teaching artists will guide campers in visual arts, cooking, performing arts, and music. The adventure courses will help them discover their courageous side and practice cooperative teamwork. Visit https://asapct.org/summer-programs/ to learn more and register.
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    Flanders Field & Forest 5K | Van Vleck Farm & Nature Sanctuary Friday, June 7th 6PM

    The Flanders Field & Forest 5K is happening on Friday, June 7th @ 6 PM on the Van Vleck Farm & Nature Sanctuary.  It’s an all-age walk/run through the woods and meadows of Flanders, officially timed by Fast Track Timing. This race is open to all levels of runners and walkers, with awards given to the top male and female finishers in each age division and the overall male and female winners. Post race party includes live music, food and drinks from local food trucks!  (food & beverages are additional purchases) Register by April 30th to receive a FREE race shirt! Online registration closes on  June 6 at 11:59 PM | $30 All Ages
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    Community Rooting Conversations with Farmer Ellie | Green Village Initiative Every Wednesday at 6:30PM on ZOOM 

    Learn how you can help GVI secure its farmland on Reservoir Avenue to grow food, knowledge, leadership and community!  Join here

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    Southbury Celebration | Southbury Training School Rt. 172 September 7th

     Southbury Celebration is a town-wide event featuring food, music, fireworks, and community fellowship. The annual program is co-sponsored by the Town of Southbury and the Southbury Training School and overlooks beautiful Lake Stibbs at the Southbury Training School on Route 172. The community event draws approximately 5,000 people each year. The 2024 Southbury Celebration will take place this September 7th with a rain date of the 8th.

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    GirlTrek | Neighborhood Housing Services Waterbury Every Saturday 10am
    Take a walk. Join a movement. Beyond walking, GirlTrek’s active members support local and national policy to increase physical activity through walking, improve access to safe places to walk, protect and reclaim green spaces, and improve the walkability and built environments of 50 high-need communities across the United States. More details here.

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    “Dancing to the Colors of Life” Exhibit by Jack Rosenberg | Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens | May 24

    The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is pleased to welcome an art exhibit featuring works by Jack Rosenberg. The exhibit, “Dancing to the Colors of Life,” will be on view beginning Friday, May 24. The show highlights Rosenberg’s representational paintings using bold colors, and his ceramic work. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 25 from 4 to 6 pm.

    Rosenberg is a contemporary polymath residing in Roxbury. As a studio artist, primarily painting, he often tackles political, economic and socially relevant subjects.

    This show is on view through Sunday, June 16. Check our website and social media for weekly open hours.

    Art Exhibit: Stephanie Johnson & Alicia Mordenti | Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens | Friday, June 21st

    The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is pleased to welcome an art exhibit featuring works by Stephanie Johnson and Alicia Mordenti. The exhibit, “Landscapes,” will be on view beginning Friday, June 21. The show highlights the artists’ serene landscape paintings. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 3 to 5 pm.

    Outdoor Movie Night “The Fugitive” | Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens | Friday, July 12th

    The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is hosting an outdoor movie night on Friday, July 12. The park will be screening the film, “The Fugitive,” sponsored by National Iron Bank.

    After being framed for the murder of his wife and sentenced to death, vascular surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) escapes from custody following a bus crash. Kimble sets out to find the real killer and clear his name while being hunted by the police and a team of U.S. Marshals, led by Deputy Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones).

    This movie night will be held at One Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794. This event is free and open to the public. Movie rolls at dusk. BYO chairs, blankets, food and beverages. Leashed pets only. Thank you to the Gunn Memorial Library for their contribution in bringing this movie to the public.

    Check the website for any updates or changes.

    Outdoor Movie Night “Erin Brockovich” | Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens | Friday, August 2nd

    The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is hosting an outdoor movie night on Friday, August 2. The park will be screening the film, “Erin Brockovich,” sponsored by National Iron Bank.

    Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. She convinces Ed to allow her to investigate, where she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

    This movie night will be held at One Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794. This event is free and open to the public. Movie rolls at dusk. BYO chairs, blankets, food and beverages. Leashed pets only. Thank you to the Gunn Memorial Library for their contribution in bringing this movie to the public.

    Check the website for any updates or changes.

    Outdoor Movie Night “Erin Brockovich” | Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens | Saturday, August 31st

    The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is hosting a drive-in movie night on Saturday, August 31. The park will be screening the film, “The Princess Diaries,” sponsored by The Glass Family at the River Walk Pavilion located at 11 School Street, Washington Depot, CT 06794.

    This event is free and open to the public. Movie rolls at dusk. BYO chairs, blankets, food and beverages. Leashed pets only. Thank you to the Gunn Memorial Library for their contribution in bringing this movie to the public.

    Check the website for any updates or changes.

    Outdoor Movie Night “The Goodbye Girl” | Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens | Friday, September 6th
    The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is hosting an outdoor movie night on Friday, September 6. The park will be screening the film, “The Goodbye Girl,” sponsored by National Iron Bank. A live, in-person Q&A with actor Marsha Mason will be held before the film.

    After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, a former unemployed dancer, Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason), and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss). As time goes by, Paula finds herself falling for Elliott and he for her. Can she learn to trust again and not think Elliott will say goodbye like all the others?

    This movie night will be held at One Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794. This event is free and open to the public. Movie rolls at dusk. BYO chairs, blankets, food and beverages. Leashed pets only. Thank you to the Gunn Memorial Library for their contribution in bringing this movie to the public.

    Check the website for any updates or changes.

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    Litchfield Hills in Mind: Paintings by Dennis William Stuart | Woodbury Public Library | May 1st-30th Woodbury Gallery Space

    Litchfield Hills in Mind: paintings by nationally recognized artist Dennis William Stuart will be on display in the Woodbury Public Library’s Gallery Space May 1 – 30, will a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

    Mr. Stuart’s painting career spans forty eight years. His work has been widely exhibited including at the Highlands Museum of the Arts (solo show), the National Park Academy of the Arts, Punta Gorda National Art Exhibition Visual Arts Center, Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Hudson Valley Art Association, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Hammond Museum, American Watercolor Society, National Society of Casein  and Acrylic Painting , Adirondack National Watercolor Society, North East Watercolor Society and Connecticut Watercolor Society.

    His college education include the Ringling School of Art, School of Visual Arts and Paier School of Art and he is a Signature Member North East Watercolor Society.  His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Kimberly Clark Corporation, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, and the Florence Griswold Museum.

    The Secrets to Time – Limitless possibilities with the invention of photography | Woodbury Public Library | Tuesday, May 21 6:30PM

    Photography was formally invented in the 19th century. But it existed long, long before the days of telegraphs and typewriters. John Historian and author John Cilio for a talk about the birth of photography changed the course of history at the Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM. The advent of photography heralded the first and only way to fully replicate something a person saw with no error, no exaggeration to the story and no tampering. That may have changed in the last 25 years. It took dozens of inventors and improvements in technology to create the breakthroughs enabling the true power of photography for the everyday person.  Over the last 200 years the process to produce prints changed dramatically. Color arrived in 1908 and today the majority of photographs are not even printed. Smart Photo editors said that every two minutes, humans take more photos than ever existed in total 150 years ago. A vintage photograph from 50 years ago or two years ago can tell a story.  Please register for this program at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

    The Secrets to Time – Limitless possibilities with the invention of photography | Woodbury Public Library | Tuesday, May 21 6:30PM

    Photography was formally invented in the 19th century. But it existed long, long before the days of telegraphs and typewriters. John Historian and author John Cilio for a talk about the birth of photography changed the course of history at the Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM. The advent of photography heralded the first and only way to fully replicate something a person saw with no error, no exaggeration to the story and no tampering. That may have changed in the last 25 years. It took dozens of inventors and improvements in technology to create the breakthroughs enabling the true power of photography for the everyday person.  Over the last 200 years the process to produce prints changed dramatically. Color arrived in 1908 and today the majority of photographs are not even printed. Smart Photo editors said that every two minutes, humans take more photos than ever existed in total 150 years ago. A vintage photograph from 50 years ago or two years ago can tell a story.  Please register for this program at www.woodburylibraryct.org or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

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    The Southbury Public Library Youth Services

    is pleased to announce events for children and teens. We are offering a variety of programs this month. All programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information and to register online please visit our website: www.southburylibrary.org/events/

    Global Art Project: A Photography Exhibition | Southbury Public Library 

    The Southbury Public Library and Region 15 Schools would like to invite the community to join us for the Global Art Project: A Photography Exhibition. The exhibition’s purpose, obtained through The Besharat Arts Foundation’s “Art in Schools” project, is to bring to Southbury Public Library works of art to inspire empathy and understanding, encourage global connectedness, and inspire young people to see common humanity in a richly diverse world. Elementary students in Region 15 have been interacting with and enjoying photographs from this project since Spring 2022.

    On opening night, Region 15 students will have the opportunity to lead by example in guiding visitors to appreciate, make meaning of, and dialogue about these works as docents. Light refreshments will be served.

    The works will be on display in the Youth Services Department through March 30th.

    This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library and Region 15 Schools.

    More information about this event can be found here: https://www.southburylibrary.org/event/global-art-project-photography-exhibition-region-15-36741

    Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at www.southburylibrary.org/events for program details and registration information. Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SouthburyLibraryYouthServices/

    Sandra Cointreu May 2024 Exhibit | Southbury Public Library  | May 2-30

    The new series of paintings by Sandra Cointreau brings together her view of an evolving environment, and the beautiful animals that experience it. Dynamic change surrounds them as they deal gracefully and gently with the changes. Sandra graduated as the only female in a class of 1,000 engineers during the year of the first EarthDay. Her student activities for that day led her to devote her engineering work to the environment. She spent the next 50 years on pollution control, remediation, water resources, and waste management.

    Rick Daskam Monhegan Island, Maine – Exhibit | Southbury Public Library  | June 4th-27th

    The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will showcase the art of Rick Daskam from Tuesday, June 4, 2024 through Thursday, June 27, 2024. Rick first discovered Monhegan Island in 2002, when his High School Art Teacher, Richard Montross, called to invite Rick and his wife for a weekend visit to Port Clyde Maine and Monhegan Island. He had been going there for years and he wanted to share his love of this wonderful place with Rick. The works you will see in the Gloria Cachion Art Gallery are mostly done plein-air, a French term for “In the open air”.  The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  Please visit us at www.southburylibrary.org to view a sample of photos virtually and for any
    updated hours and information.

    Native vs Invasive Plants | Southbury Public Library  | June 13th 2-3:30pm

    Not all plants are good for our environment. Explore how invasive plant species damage our ecosystem and how we can lessen their impact. Join us as we learn about the benefits of planting native plants and where to find them, how to plant them, and when to do so. Allison Middlemass is a naturalist, environmental educator, and artist. She grew up in nature and a wildlife-loving family who cultivated her passion for wildlife conservation from a young age. She works as the Senior Coordinator of Community Conservation Programs at the Bent of the River Audubon Center in Southbury CT. Her role includes being an educator for the center as well as building partnerships with communities in underserved urban areas like Waterbury.

    Health Talks with HVHD: Let’s Talk Ticks | Southbury Public Library  | June 24th 2-3PM

    Join Public Health Nurse from Housatonic Valley Health District as we discuss tick- borne illness with recent updates and how to protect yourself from tick bites. The Housatonic Valley Health District serves New Milford, Oxford, Southbury, Washington, and Woodbury. The mission of the Housatonic Valley Health District is to create better health outcomes and promote the highest attainable standard of health. This is accomplished through three principles, which include prevention, education, and outreach. HVHD prevents disease, injury, and disability for their community through regular inspections of public and private businesses and homes to ensure conditions exist where people can be healthy.

    Mushroom Identification for Beginners  | Southbury Public Library  | June 18th 6-7pm

    Join The 3 Foragers as they share some of the secrets of the fungal world and teach you how to safely identify wild mushrooms using various available tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to use your senses to examine mushrooms for their sights, smells, and tastes, and consider the relationships between fungi and the natural world around us. We will dispel common myths, and discuss mycophagy, the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms.
    The 3 Foragers are from southeast Connecticut and officers of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society, as well as avid wild food foragers. The 3 Foragers have been studying, photographing, and eating wild foods since 2005. Their blog, Facebook page, and book all focus on family-friendly, environmentally sustainable harvest of both our native and invasive species of plants, and ways to incorporate these foods into your diet with original recipes.

    Spies in the American Revolution | Southbury Public Library  | June 22nd 2-3pm

    Join us for the return of Damien Cregeau for a lecture on espionage operations during the American Revolution in and around Connecticut, including Long Island Sound and New York. We will explore the stories of Captain Nathan Hale, as well as his friend, Major Benjamin Tallmadge as they worked to provide intelligence to General George Washington. Mr. Cregeau will provide an overview of Tallmadge's famous Culper spy ring that operated between New York and Connecticut via Long Island Sound. He will also describe a special invisible ink created by Sir James Jay and used by Washington and the Culper ring. Damien Cregeau earned his B.A. in history from Hillsdale College and his M.A. in history from Colorado State. He is a nationally- recognized scholar of the American Revolution who has spoken throughout the northeast from Washington, D.C. to Boston and Vermont. His
    talk on the military leadership of Major General Alexander Hamilton is featured on C-SPAN.

    Faith Vicinaza Author Talk/Book Launch | Southbury Public Library  | June 25th 7-8pm

    Join us as the Southbury Library hosts Faith Vicinanza’s, Southbury’s Inaugural Poet Laureate, Book Launch. Ms. Vicinanza’s latest poetry collection, Shall We Dance, chronicles the first three years of her trials and tribulations, relatable and often humorous, learning to ballroom dance at nearly seventy, a decision she made after an emergency medical event that quickly became complicated and led her to impulsively take a free dance class after her recuperation. That singular lesson led her down an unexpected winding road. Ms. Vicinanza has been featured in venues from Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco, has been a poet laureate nominee for the state of Connecticut, and is the recipient of the 2003 Connecticut Commission on the Arts Advocates for the Arts Award. Ms. Vicinanza has been widely published and Shall We Dance is her fifth poetry collection. Her forthcoming book, Breathe, due out later this year from Stairwell Books, York, England, is a collection of poetry and personal essays focused on family.

    Teen Spring 2024 Book Bingo | Southbury Public Library | Friday, March 1st – May 31st 

    The Southbury Public Library invites interested teens in Grades 6-12 to join us for a Spring Book Bingo running from Friday, March 1 through Friday, May 31, 2024.

    To participate, pick up a Book Bingo Card from the library’s second floor Teen Department or use Beanstack (the library’s reading program software, found at southburylibrary.beanstack.com) to fill out your Bingo Card virtually. Book bingo is like regular bingo, but instead of numbers and letters, each square has a type of book on it (such as “mystery” or “the favorite book of a friend or relative”). Every bingo made (a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line) counts as one entry for a $50 Visa Gift Card Raffle Prize. Readers who fill out their entire Bingo Card will get a Southbury Library Teen Department travel mug filled with candy. All Spring 2024 Teen Book Bingo entries are due by Friday, May 31, 2024: Beanstack entries are due by 11:59pm on May 31 and paper entries are due to the library by 5:30pm on May 31.

    Book Bingo Rules:

    • Open to residents of any town in Grades 6-12.

    • Book titles may only be used once per Bingo Card; each entry has to be a different title.

    • Books must be read during the March 1 to May 31 period.

    • One bingo (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) counts as one entry for a $50 Visa Gift Card.

    • If you complete all 24 categories, get a Southbury Library Teen Department mug filled with candy.

    • All Spring 2024 Teen Book Bingo entries are due by Friday, May 31, 2024. Beanstack entries are due by 11:59pm that day and paper entries are due to the library by 5:30pm.

    • The winner will be drawn from all eligible Beanstack and paper entries and will be notified at the contact information provided.

    This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library, free, and open to residents of any town in Grades 6-12. 

    Program link:  https://www.southburylibrary.org/bookbingo 

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    Nature’s Nursery Spring 2024 Ages 3-6 | Southbury Public Library | 4:00PM

    Join us on the first Thursday of each month from April – June for an engaging program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will last 45 minutes – 1 hour and include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Some of our activities might be outside, so dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857. Space is limited. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. We require that one parent/caretaker stay for the duration of the program, but our room cannot accommodate more than one adult per child. Please inquire about financial aid as needed. Members: $9/child per session or $24/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $36/whole series

    Pop-Up Members Only Birds & Blooms Hike with Carrie Szwed | White Memorial Conservation Center | May 21st

    Meet at 9am in the White Memorial parking lot at the intersection of Routes 61 and 63. No registration required.

    Raffle Drawing and Full Flower Moon Hike with Kelly Orr and Gerri Griswold | White Memorial Conservation Center | May 23rd
    Gather on the Ceder Room Lawn to see if YOU have won our beautiful 1934 Old Town Canoe! The drawing for the boat is at 6:00 p.m.  Celebrate the Full Flower Moon with snacks and soft drinks followed by a Full Flower Moon Hike at 7:00 p.m. The event is FREE but you must pre-register online: www.whitememorialcc.org  The hike is limited to 50 participants!

    The Fungus Among Us with Dave Paton | White Memorial Conservation Center | May 25th
    Dave Paton is just plain giddy about mushrooms and wants to share his enthusiasm with you! Spend a couple of hours in the forest with Dave learning do’s and don’ts, basic identification, and stories behind all of the fungus among us! The program begins with a brief introduction in the Ceder Room to view some specimens. 10:00 A.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Dress for the weather! Members: $20.00, Non-members: $30.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Class is limited to 20 participants! Sign up early! Foraging is not allowed on Foundation property.

    Museum Children Free Week | White Memorial Conservation Center | May 25th-31st

    Honoring Helen Ryan Donnelly. Free admission to children under the age of 12 when accompanied by an adult.

    Check out the full calendar of events here!

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    Pints for Pomperaug River | Black Hog Brewing Co Oxford, CT | Wednesday, May 29th 5:30PM-8:30PM

    Join PRWC at Black Hog Brewing as we put the FUN in fundraiser! Your ticket purchase includes 2 drink tickets for any beer or hard seltzer on tap and all you can eat pizza, salad, and gelato from the Big Green Pizza Truck! This event will also feature a live musical performance by Sweetcake Mountain. You’re also invited to bid on items that will be featured in a silent auction and to enter for a chance to win exciting raffle prizes. More info here.

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