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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Ice Cream Social | New Morning Market | Friday, September 16th | 4-7 PM

Ice Cream Social to benefit Safe Haven. Save the date! More details coming soon. 

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Knife Sharpening with Sharper Harper | Sunday, September 18th & 25th | 10AM-2PM | New Morning Market

How To Get Your Knives Sharpened:
  • Harper can sharpen all kitchen knives, as well as scissors, serrated knives, and straight-edged garden tools (like loppers or pruners).
  • Please rubber-band your knives in a larger towel and label the outside with your name and number if you’d like to have them sharpened.
  • You can drop your bundle off with Harper outside the market before you do your shopping.
  • 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.
  • Knives can be left for pick-up after event hours, registration at the event with Harper is required.
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    Summer Concert Series | Hollow Park | Weekly on Wednesdays 6:30PM

    Join us at Hollow Park for our Summer Concert Series. Donations for the Woodbury Food Bank are encouraged and appreciated. Event is free. 

    • August 17th: Silver Steel
    • August 24th: The Decades 

    Presented by Newtown Savings Bank & Woodbury Parks & Recreation

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    Summer Saunters with Executive Director Brian Hagenbuch | Dates listed below | 5:00PM

    August 15 – Hidden Valley Preserve Bridge Loop

    Monthly Trail Work Party | A Volunteer Opportunity | Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 (Every third Saturday through November 19, 2022) 9:30AM – 12:30PM

    Put your hands (and not just your boots) on the trails this hiking season by joining Steep Rock Association’s monthly trail work party. The work party meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month from April through November.

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     Arts Walk | Arts Alliance of Woodbury | Thursday August 18th | 5-8PM

    Stroll along Main Street in picturesque Woodbury, Connecticut on the third Thursday of May, June, July and August and share the evening with local artists showcasing their work. 

    Artists, musicians, poets and dancers will be on hand, offering demonstrations and works for sale, music and dance performances and spoken word throughout the evening.

    If you would like to volunteer to help out, please email and let us know!

    Consider displaying your work, performing musically, read your poetry, dance or just come out for inspiration. Click here to register to exhibit or perform

    And follow us on Facebook for the latest updates about schedule. As long as it’s not pouring rain or lightning, we’ll see you on those Thursday evenings.

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    A PAW-ty for Woodbury Library’s Beloved Feline, Fred the Cat | Woodbury Public Library | Tuesday, August 23rd 

    Join us for a purr-fectly wonderful paw-ty celebrating the life of Woodbury’s most beloved feline, Fred the Cat, at the Woodbury Public Library. The day-long festivities include a “Find Fred” challenge for all ages, an opportunity to create Fred inspired art, a Fred story time with special guest reader Ann Bumstead, and black & white Fred cookies from Sweet Nelson’s Bakery (while supplies last!).  There will also be a PowerPoint sharing Fred’s fascinating history presented by Children’s Librarian Heidi Duchaine at 3:00 pm, followed by a dedication of a Fred plaque next to the pussywillow outside of the library at 4:00pm.  Fred was a black & white stray cat who lived at the Woodbury Library from 1976-1986 and was a familiar figure to library patrons young and old.  Please visit the Library website for an event timetable at or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

    Cynthia Zinser + Cynthia Gillette: A Show of 2 Artists | Woodbury Public Library | September 1st – 30th

    Cynthia Zinser + Cynthia Gillette: A Show of 2 Artists will be on display in the Woodbury Public Library’s Gallery Space September 1 – 30.  The two-woman show includes recent still lifes and landscapes.

    Cynthia Zinser + Cynthia Gillette: A Show of 2 Artists can be viewed during regular library hours.  A reception for the artists is scheduled for Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 PM.  For more information, please visit the Library’s website or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

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    Farm to Flanders | Flanders Nature Center | Sunday August 28th 

    This annual event is an important benefit for Flanders. Support Flanders again this year by purchasing your ticket to Farm to Flanders. All supporters will enjoy a multi-course farm-inspired gourmet picnic prepared by renowned chefs and packaged in a cooler tote you get to keep. New this year, supporters can choose to attend “Meet, Mingle & More” or “Picnic Your Way.”

    View details and purchase tickets here

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    Farmers Market @the Park | Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens | Through November 19th, 2022

    We are excited for another great season of our weekly Farmers Market! Running every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm May 21 through November 19, our market features a diverse set of vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, speciality cheeses, fresh seafood, gourmet prepared foods, breads and baked goods, coffee products, natural pet food and more. We look forward to welcoming you back to the market soon! More info on this event and more here.

    Art @the Park | Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens | August 10th – September 11th

    We are pleased to welcome Karen Pepper and her art exhibit, titled “Summer 2022.” Pepper’s display will feature moving abstract expressionist pieces on canvas. The exhibit will be on view Wednesday, August 10 through Sunday, September 11. 

    An opening reception will be held Saturday, August 13 from 3 to 5 pm. More info on this event and more here

    Theatre @the Park: The Revolutionists | Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens | August 27th 8PM & 28th 5PM

    We are delighted to Welcome a live theatrical performance, “The Revolutionisits!” by Theatre for Good on Friday August 27 at 8 pm and Saturday, August 28 at 5 pm. 

    For more information and to reserve your tickets ($30 suggested donation through PayPal, Venmo, or check), please contact Caroline at

    Proceeds from these performances will support The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens.

    Jack-O-Lanterns @the Park | Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens | October 29th 

    This autumn, we once again look forward to hosting our second annual Jack-O-Lantern Carving Contest, back by popular demand! Grab a pumpkin from one of our many local farms, carve it with your most creative design at home, and bring it to the park on Saturday, October 29. All pumpkins must be registered by 9:30 am. 

    Voting begins when the farmers market opens at 10 am. The public is invited to stop by and vote for their favorite jack-o-lantern. Winners will be announced at 1:15 pm. More info on this event and more here.

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    Woodbury Fire Department Carnival | Hollow Park | September 1st-3rd 

    Save the date! Fireworks on September 3rd. 

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    “Go the Distance for Scholars” | Woodbury Scholarship Fund | Nonnewaug High School | September 24th  

    Whether you’re a serious athlete or just want to participate to support a seriously great cause we have a variety of events that can challenge you! Young or young at heart, single or a family, a runner, a walker or biker, it’s an event to enjoy and celebrate. Go the Distance for Scholars – Make Dreams Come True! Register here.

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    Monarchs, Meadows & More | Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary | September 25th 12-2:30PM

    Free event for all ages! The sanctuary is all aflutter over our upcoming sanctuary event – MONARCHS, MEADOWS & MORE!  Join us as we explore the wonders of butterflies, bees, birds and pollinators, the plants that sustain them, and how to protect these incredible creatures.  So, come on down to the sanctuary to enjoy a one-of-a-kind pollinator party and a chance to marvel at the natural environment all around us. Bring the whole family, meet our experts and experience our amazing line up of activities. Register here.

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    Woodbury Town Day | Quassy Amusement Park | October 1st

    Tickets are $10 per person. Valid only 10/1 for all day rides wristband. Purchase tickets at using code woodbury22. Rain date will be October 2nd.



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    Race for Catherine | Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary | October 16th

    Join the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary for the second annual RACE FOR CATHERINE! You can help foster a kinder and gentler world for all simply by signing up, getting outdoors and walking/running for an amazing cause. Taking part not only builds a healthier you but also directly supports a safe haven and place of healing for humans, animals and the environment. Together, we can create and inspire a better world for all – one step at a time. More information here.


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    Not So Spooky Anymore! | Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary | October 23rd 12:00-1:40PM

    FREE EVENT for all ages! Did you know snakes aren’t actually “slimy” or that crocodiles are attentive parents who carry their babies in their mouth? Join the sanctuary as we demystify the myths and fears surrounding our cold-blooded friends and learn just how special these creatures really are! Meet the ambassador reptiles from Riverside Reptiles Education Center…you might even see an alligator, tegu, tortoise, python or bull frog just to name a few. No matter how scaley or slithery they might look on the outside, every animal deserves the love and respect of humankind. Prepare to be amazed! Register here.
    Limited seating available so bring blankets or chairs for your comfort.


    October 23 (rain date Oct. 30)
    Session 1:   12:00-12:40pm
    Session 2:  1:00-1:40pm
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    Artist May Phillips August 2022 Exhibit | Southbury Public Library

    The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will showcase the art of May Phillips from Tuesday, August 2, 2022 through Tuesday, August 30, 2022. May Phillips love of painting is expressed in her work. The freshness of color is revealed in her watercolor and acrylic paintings. She is equally proficient in pen and ink drawings.

    Safety PAWtrol and Paws & Pages | Southbury Public Library

    Friday, August 5, Southbury, CT  The Southbury Public Library welcomes back the educators from the Connecticut Humane Society for two new programs this September.

    CHS Presents: Safety PAWtrol  This interactive program will teach children how to be safe around dogs. Participants will learn how to read dog body language and how to safely approach, greet, and interact with dogs. There will not be live animals present for this program.

    Thursday, September 1 at 4:30 pm in the Kingsley Room. Ages 5-12. Registration is required:

    CHS Presents: Paws & Pages  This program is designed for early learners interested in pets. A CHS humane educator will share a pet-themed book and then lead an interactive discussion about safe and kind interactions with the type of companion animal featured in the book. There will be no live animals at this event.

    Wednesday, September 7 at 4:30 pm in the Storytime Room. Ages 3-5. Registration is required:

    Fall Storytimes | Southbury Public Library | Registration Begins Tuesday, September 6th

    The Southbury Public Library is back in-person storytime for a variety of ages! We will be taking registration for our fall sessions of storytime beginning on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. You may stop by or call to register. Each storytime is six sessions, beginning the week of October 3, 2022.

    Babies & Books is a lapsit for children 6 to 24 months and their parents/caregivers. Listen to short stories and songs. This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.

    Toddler Time is for children ages 2 & 3 years and their parents/caregivers. Listen to stories and complete a small craft. This group meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

    Stories & Crafts is for children ages 4 & 5 able to sit and pay attention independently. Listen to stories and complete a craft or activity. This group meets on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

    All storytimes are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Registration is required for all programs. Space is limited. Register online: Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at for program details and registration information.

    America at War: July-September 1942 | Southbury Public Library | Thursday, September 8th 2-3:30PM 

    On Thursday, September 8th, 2022 from 2-3:30pm on Zoom and streamed to the Kingsley Room, join us for a virtual program and learn more about the United States in World War II between June and September 1942.

    Please visit the library website for more information.

    Memory Tips | Southbury Public Library | Tuesday, September 13th 2-3:30PM 

    Did you know that a recent study from Stanford University suggests that the techniques used by memory athletes can be taught, learned, and create changes in the brain that enhance memory skill?  Come learn about the tips and techniques used by memory athletes.

    Dr. Wendy Hurwitz is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine. She is a nationally recognized expert on stress, and she is currently working on a book about stress. Dr. Hurwitz often runs workshops that help organizations and individuals achieve peak performance by enhancing vitality and wellness.

    Please visit the library website for more information.

    Children & Teen Programs 

    ARTuesday – Tuesday, August 16 & 30 at 5 pm in the Storytime room. Stop by on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for a playful, messy, and expressive art experience where there is no right or wrong. Come play and experiment with a variety of art mediums and themes. Smocks recommended. Ages 7 & up. Drop-In; No registration required.

    Teen Programs:

    Chocolate Olympics – Wednesday, August 17 from 4:00–5:00 pm in the Kingsley Room. Competition can be sweet! Join us to compete in a variety of chocolate based tasks, including a donut hole relay, oreo stacking challenge, and blind chocolate taste test. Please note: chocolate, nuts, dairy, and gluten will be present. Grades 6-12. Space is limited.

    Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at for program details and registration information. Visit our Facebook page:

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    12th Annual Celebration of Young Photographers | ASAP! | Call for Submissions | August 1st – October 2nd

    ASAP!’s annual CYP invites students in grades 6-12 to submit their photographs for a chance to participate in a juried art exhibition. A panel of professional photographers selects 60 photos for this special exhibition, recognizing the top four for their outstanding and thoughtful work. These top selected photographers receive the Dylan’s Wings Photography Award along with a special prize, and are invited to participate in ASAP!’s Photography Collective. This year’s CYP theme is Adventure. Whether a journey across landscapes or travels through your inner self, adventures always come with risks, challenges and excitement. How will you capture the tensions and triumphs from your summer adventures? This event is free to submit. Submissions open August 1st! Visit for more information.
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    Farm Stand at Reservoir Community Farm | Green Village Initiative Every Saturday 10am – 2pm 

    We will be hosting a Farm Stand every Saturday from 10am – 2pm at the Reservoir Community Farm on 1469 Reservoir Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

     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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    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.

    Zumba in the Garden | Neighborhood Housing Services Waterbury | Sept. 14 6-7pm
    Enjoy a free ZUMBA class instructed by Fitness Fury X-Perience C.E.O. / Founder Naida Rodriguez-Rosado. 45 Burton Street Waterbury, CT 06704 (Love & Care Community Garden).  Register with

    Fall Season Gardening Prep | Neighborhood Housing Services Waterbury August 20th 10am-1pm
    Learn what crops to plant in the fall and how to winterize your garden at Love & Care Community Garden.

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