Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Join birder Kristi Dranginis on the second Tuesday of each month for a golden opportunity to explore the rich and varied habitats of White Memorial while learning how to identify birds on an educational walk. Kristi is the founder of Bird Mentor: www.BirdMentor.com
In the words of Kristi, “If you are looking for a walk where the leader gives you all of the answers, this is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you are ready to learn how to distinguish and deeply connect with what you are seeing and hearing, then please join us!”
The walks will average about 2 hours, but feel free to head out whenever you need to. Open to all experience levels. Dress for the weather! Will take place rain or shine! 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Enjoy deep relaxation and renewal during this guided meditation and walk designed with this very beautiful season in mind. We will softly enter the woodland path with a quiet mind and open heart; this slow amble leads us to soft moss underfoot, murmuring pines above, and the sweet chick-chic-chic-a—dee calling out our presence. The forest is alive with an infinite variety of sensory attractions, all potential guides and healers for each of us. Renew yourself within this collective exploration where hearts think and minds feel. Your inner nature is designed to collaborate with the natural world of which each of us is part and parcel. It is here that nature elicits wisdom, healing, and surprise. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. Please pre-register by calling 860-567-0857 or register online. Members: FREE, Non-Members: $5.00
Friday, May 24, 2019
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
What a tremendously special evening awaits you! The ensemble was formed in 2011 by a group of classical guitar enthusiasts and is now directed by award-winning classical guitarist Christopher Ladd, chair of the Hartt School Guitar and Harp Program. HCGE plays a variety of music ranging from J.S. Bach, Poulenc, and Tisserand to the works of contemporary composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Frank Wallace, and Grammy award winner Andrew York. 7:00 p.m. in the Carriage House. Please call 860-567-0857 to pre-register or register online. $10.00/person for both Members and Non-Members. The proceeds from the concert will be split between WMCC and HCGE.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Geologist and meteorologist Tom Alena knows a thing or two about rocks! Join Tom on this beautiful hike through one of White Memorial’s richest geological arenas. Tom will explain the glacial event that occurred thousands of years ago in laymen’s terms revealing the stories of white quartz, garnets, mica schist, and that incredible boulder field that define this very special area. Wear sturdy boots. Rain or shine! 10:00 A.M., Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of RTs. 63 and 61 in Morris, just south of the Litchfield town line (2.5 miles south of the Litchfield Green), FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Join Marlow on a jaunt to find those sleek and slimy creatures we call amphibians. We’ll look under rocks and boards and visit a pond armed with dip nets in order to reveal as many frogs, toads, and salamanders as we can. After identifying and marveling at these cool critters, all amphibians will be safely returned to their hiding spots. Wear long pants and shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy! Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room for a brief introduction on our native amphibian species before we head out on the property. 2:30 – 4: 30 p.m. FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.
Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The full series of 12 classes is $110 or each class individually is $10. Come to one session, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, please call 860-309-9489.
Rainy days will be held at the Evolving Center in Winsted, 177 Danbury Quarter Road.
Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.