The 38th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle!
ONLINE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED! PLEASE CALL 860-567-0857 to PURCHASE TICKETS! THANK YOU!
Drawing is at 4PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at The White Memorial Conservation Center. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win but it sure is fun if you are…. just to see the expression on your face! Priceless!
Tickets are $10.00 each. Only 1000 tickets are printed!
Three destination prizes are up for grabs this year!
The first prize is a one week trip for two to Iceland donated by Krummi Travel www.krummitravel.com . June 13 – 21, 2020: Includes eight days / seven nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, round trip airfare from Boston or New York, and transportation while in Iceland. Enjoy this glorious time of year when the midnight sun teases you into staying up far later than you ever did as a kid and Iceland is alive with Nature!
The second prize is a $1500 gift card to the incomparable Winvian Farm in Morris, Connecticut! Winvian is our neighbor and a great supporter of White Memorial. We love them! Choose from their menu of whimsical, architect designed rooms…will it be the Tree House? The Helicopter? The Beaver Lodge or another of these breathtaking cottages? Your gift card covers two nights plus breakfast for two making for one of the grandest weekend getaways that we can imagine! www.winvian.com
This year’s third prize is a doozy as well! Choose three friends, pack your camping gear (a tent is provided) and head out to The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem , New York where you will spend a night under the stars listening to the howling residents which make this destination one of the greatest education and environmental centers in the United States. “Sleeping with Wolves”: Included in your $300 gift card is a pizza party and breakfast and a talk from the Center Staff about their precious residents. www.nywolf.org
All proceeds from the raffle benefit programming expenses at the Conservation Center.
All online purchasers will receive their ticket stubs in jpeg form via email. The originals can be picked up at the Museum where they will be stored in a file.
Tickets can also be purchased by phone: 860-567-0857 and in person at the Gift Shop.
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Wander to Ongley Pond through the Sawmill Field and the Chestnut Grove, and over Chickadee Bridge to the old growth forest we call Catlin Woods. Have your eyes and ears open for a variety of birds, plants, and maybe even a few frogs. Dress for the weather and the mosquitoes! 10:00 a.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
July 8-August 9 (weekdays only)
“Natural History Explorers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 – 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more. 9:30am – 3:30pm each day. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $150/week, Non-members: $210/week. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Grades 3 & 4: July 8-12 (SOLD OUT!) & 15-19 (SOLD OUT!)
Grades 5 & 6: July 22-26 (SOLD OUT!) & July 29-Aug. 2
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 5-9
July 8-26 (weekdays only) – SOLD OUT!
“Nature Adventurers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 1 & 2 can join us for three weeks of all-day outdoor discovery, games, books, songs, and crafts that help them learn more about the natural world around them. Sign up by week. 9:30am – 3:30pm each day. Meet on the Ceder Room lawn in the Main Area. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $125/week, Non-members: $185/week. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6 – SOLD OUT!
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions. Meet in Nature Museum Children’s Corner. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday, July 10, 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). Each class is $10. Come to one, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. For information, Please call 860-309-9489.
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 27 year employee of Waterbury Hospital and an adjunct faculty member in dance at NVCC. She owns and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Litchfield.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Duende is a term usually associated with flamenco music to describe a heightened state of passion and inspiration, an emotion which can hardly be contained by the roaring spirit that is the clash and fireworks of improvisational dancing and song; the term originally derives from a goblin creature in Spanish and Latin American folklore.
Sarah Kushwara paints, photographs, draws, and creates prints with a variety of eclectic and electric subjects, often inspired by her travels and unique insights into the world of spirits and magical entities beyond and yet within our own. Some of the work you will witness and take part in was stolen from glimpses of her old residences in: Turkey, Bolivia, and India, while others contain a parallel universe in which she invites you to take a dip, stormy seas of the imagination, daydreams coated in reminiscence, goblins of passion seething with insights, and fascinations of new territories. Life isn’t always grand but art can make it grand, and Kushwara invites you to experience these little dreadful miracles, these glimpses into otherworldly beauties, because painting can both bring back what has been lost and call forward an invite future brimming with the obsolete, the absolute, and the impossible.
The show runs through September 30. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, The opening is free to the public but you must pre-register by calling 860-567-0857 or by registering online: www.whitememorialcc.org