Nov
9
Sat
Museum Children Free Week
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

November 9 – 15, 2019

In honor of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Nov
11
Mon
Learn ‘Em & Log ‘Em Grades 6-8 – Cancelled @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learn 'Em & Log 'Em Grades 6-8 - Cancelled @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Monday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
Grades 6-8: 9:30am-12:00pm – CXL
Learn ‘Em and Log ‘Em!
Have you ever wanted to identify the animals around you, even down to their exact species? This program will do that and more, as you become citizen scientists! You’ll go out “in the field,” identify wildlife, record your observations, and submit them to real-world scientific projects, such as E-Bird, I-Naturalist, and Project Squirrel. Education Director Carrie Szwed will be your teacher and lead your team of young naturalists. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Drop-off program. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $20/child, Non-members: $30/child

 

Learn ‘Em & Log ‘Em Grades 3-5 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn 'Em & Log 'Em Grades 3-5 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Monday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
Grades 3-5: 2:00-4:30pm
Learn ‘Em and Log ‘Em!
Have you ever wanted to identify the animals around you, even down to their exact species? This program will do that and more, as you become citizen scientists! You’ll go out “in the field,” identify wildlife, record your observations, and submit them to real-world scientific projects, such as E-Bird, I-Naturalist, and Project Squirrel. Education Director Carrie Szwed will be your teacher and lead your team of young naturalists. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Drop-off program. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $20/child, Non-members: $30/child

 

Nov
12
Tue
Monthly Bird Walk Series with Kristi Dranginis
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Monthly Bird Walk  Series with Kristi Dranginis

Tuesday, November 12, 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! 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREEDonations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Nov
16
Sat
Contra Dance with O’Wryly!
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contra Dance with O’Wryly!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Strap on yer dancin’ shoes, pack dinner, or a snack, and  BYOB! Conservation Center favorite Robert Messore and his colleagues will fill the Carriage House with the gleeful sounds of Contra!

Contra is danced to Celtic, Quebecois, Old Time, New England, Southern Appalachian, Jazz, Blues, and all sorts of other music played by live bands, either from Atlanta or elsewhere. In a contra dance, parallel lines of dancers stand opposite — or “contra to” — their partners. A dancer and his/her partner form a couple.

Through the caller’s instructions, each couple interacts with the couple next to them to form a four person “set” and each set interacts with the sets on either side of them. Over the course of a dance each couple moves up and down the hall, interacting with every other couple in their multi-set “line.”

There is no fancy footwork involved (that is the other sort of line dancing) but the instructions given by the Caller do form a series of repeating figures that dancers eventually memorize. As this happens, the Caller provides fewer and fewer prompts until he drops out entirely; leaving you, your partner, and the others in your line to finish the dance, accompanied only by the exciting, lilting, haunting, and/or pulse pounding music provided by the band.

Dancing is not mandatory this evening but we DARE you to stay seated!

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Carriage House, All Tickets: $15.00. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org .

Nov
23
Sat
SOLD OUT Crack O’ Dawn Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont
Nov 23 @ 4:00 am – 5:30 am
SOLD OUT Crack O’ Dawn Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont

SOLD OUT! Please call 860-567-0857 to be placed on a waiting list!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

You can do it! Venture out into the crisp autumn morning in search of our native owls with expert Fran Zygmont. We’ll be in search of Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Saw-Whet Owls, and Great Horned Owls. Dress for the weather! Coffee and comestibles will be served beforehand. Optional breakfast at Patty’s apres program.

In the event of a meteorological Armageddon, the alternate date will be December 7.

Autumn in New England ~ Water Color Workshop with Betsy Rogers-Knox
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Follow along in this  step-by-step watercolor workshop and create a simple, scenic, late autumn watercolor, just in time for Holiday gift-giving!  All levels welcome in this step-by-step workshop which includes all materials. 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $40.00  Non-members: $65.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online

 

Nov
24
Sun
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

2:00 P.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

Nov
28
Thu
Thanksgiving
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019

MUSEUM CLOSED

Nov
30
Sat
Walking the Cranberry Pond Trail with Gerri Griswold
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Walking the Cranberry Pond Trail with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, November 30, 2019

SOLD OUT!