Feb
11
Thu
2021
Become a Backyard Bird Counter, with Education Director Carrie Szwed (virtual)
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Become a Backyard Bird Counter, with Education Director Carrie Szwed (virtual)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Every President’s Day Weekend, the Great Backyard Bird Count takes place, coordinated by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and The National Audubon Society, among others. Want to take part in this nationwide citizen science effort? It’s easy! Join us for a brief, family-friendly lesson on how to identify some common birds that visit our yards and feeders during winter. Then, we’ll walk you through how to officially record your observations on the eBird website. Once you’ve completed the class, you’ll be all set to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, or submit your birding observations to eBird all year long. 2pm. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live. Please pre-register if using Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IPPKXf2ITXeomgJH7gMdiQ

Feb
13
Sat
2021
Ducks in Love with Dr. Colleen Peters, Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ducks in Love with Dr. Colleen Peters, Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Love is in the air! Join us for this unique Valentine’s program on the topic of love in the waterfowl world. Led by Dr. Colleen Peters, Ripley’s Director of Education, this program explores the topics of breeding displays, mate selection, and family structure. Don’t let the chill of winter fool you, in the avian world things are heating up! Participants will also get to meet (virtually) one of Ripley’s avian ambassadors and learn about the process of imprinting. You won’t want to miss it! https://www.ripleyconservancy.org/

About Our Speaker: Dr. Colleen Peters is the Director of Education at Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. She received her Doctorate in Environmental Science from Baylor University for her research examining microplastic ingestion within freshwater and marine fish from Texas waters and the utilization of pyr-GC/MS as a novel method for polymer identification. Dr. Peters now specializes in environmental communication and enjoys teaching on the subjects of ornithology, conservation, and biodiversity.

2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE  Non-Members: $10.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Register here: www.whitememorialcc.org A link to the program will be emailed to you the day before.

Feb
15
Mon
2021
Presidents Day
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presidents Day

Monday, February 15, 2021

OFFICES CLOSED

Feb
16
Tue
2021
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 16
Feb 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 16

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.

Please use the following Link to join class!

Topic: Contemplative Yoga

Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

 

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171

Passcode: 365gifts

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!

Feb
20
Sat
2021
Live from Iceland ~ A Cozy (Virtual) Concert with Svavar Knutur
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Live from Iceland ~ A Cozy (Virtual) Concert with Svavar Knutur

Saturday, February 20, 2021

A native of the rugged north of Iceland, troubadour and storyteller Svavar Knútur has dedicated his life to exploring the human condition through the lens of his country’s dark and often tragic history and unique melodies and narrative style.

Channeling the angst ridden serenity of long dark winters and the insomnia of the 24 hour glaring summer sun, this eclectic musician has in recent years blossomed into a sublime singer and songwriter. Knutur’s songs of misery and redemption deliver a healthy dose of hope in the midst of despair.  A humoristic storyteller and avid diver into the murky waters of the human condition, Svavar Knútur sows and reaps a unique mixture of art and entertainment.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. Svavar conjures up every emotion in you and more. He is truly one of the world’s most versatile and gifted singer/songwriters. https://www.svavarknutur.com/ 2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00 Pre-registration is required. Register here: www.whitememorialcc.org A link to the concert will be emailed to you the day before.

Feb
23
Tue
2021
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 23
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 23

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.

Please use the following Link to join class!

 

Topic: Contemplative Yoga

Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

 

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171

Passcode: 365gifts

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!

Feb
27
Sat
2021
Magic Light Show: The Science and Beauty of the Aurora Borealis with Tom Alena
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Magic Light Show: The Science and Beauty of the Aurora Borealis with Tom Alena

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The discovery of what makes the Northern Lights occur is an amazing journey of how scientific knowledge is obtained. It involves a cast of many famous characters and spans several centuries.   From myths and stories to Earth’s complex electro-magnetic processes, the Aurora Borealis encompasses the human spirit’s quest for knowledge, creativity, and adventure. Learn about one of nature’s most striking and compelling phenomena, The Northern Lights, with Conservation Center favorite Tom Alena. He will demonstrate several easy-to-set-up experiments dealing with electricity and magnetism. This program will be beautifully illustrated with photographs by the Keeper of the Northern Lights, Olgeir Andresson www.olgeir.com 3:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non Members: $10.00,  Please pre-register: www.whitememorialcc.org. A link to the program will be emailed to you the day before.

This program is made possible through the generosity of Jon Baldur Hlidberg.

Mar
1
Mon
2021
Happy Birthday, Alain!!!! ONLINE AUCTION 2021!
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – Mar 14 @ 9:00 pm
Happy Birthday, Alain!!!! ONLINE AUCTION 2021!

March 1 – 14, 2021

We celebrate the 141st birthday of Alain White (March 3, 1880) with an online auction that includes an abundance of treasures from new to lightly used to antique to wonderful services. You can sponsor a child attend Carrie’s Nature Programs. Perhaps you would like to sponsor one of our Virtual Programs? You can bid on a Meet and Greet with Shakespeare the Barred Owl and a personal Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont followed by breakfast at Patty’s! How about a summer Champagne, Nibbles, and Bat Count with Gerri Griswold or a Bird Walk and Ice Cream Treat with Carrie Szwed? A Picnic and Music with Ian Campbell atop Apple Hill? Paddle the Bantam River in a four person Old Town canoe!

Proceeds from the auction will help defray The Conservation Center’s operating expenses. $10,000 is our goal! Our income resources have been gravely affected Covid-19. We hope you will find a trifle or simply wish to make a donation. Thank you!  Happy bidding!

Log on here to see all 100 goodies on offer! https://www.32auctions.com/whitememorial2021

 

 

Mar
2
Tue
2021
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 SOLD OUT! @ White Memorial
Mar 2 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 SOLD OUT! @ White Memorial

SOLD OUT!
Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in March (the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th)
WHILE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, THIS PROGRAM IS SCHEDULED TO RUN IN-PERSON. ALL COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE FOLLOWED. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. WE WILL REMAIN OUTDOORS OR IN AN OPEN-AIR PAVILION AT ALL TIMES. PLEASE MAKE SURE PARTICIPANTS ARE DRESSED FOR THE WEATHER.   

After-School Adventures
White Memorial’s after-school programs are designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world in your school-aged children. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new nook and cranny, meeting a live animal, or taking part in a fun activity. It’s all about experiential learning in the outdoors! Sign up by session or for the whole series. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. 3:45-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Sign up by session or for the whole series. Members: $9/child per session or $40 for the whole series (5 sessions), Non-members: $13/child per session or $60 for the whole series (5 sessions)

SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, March 2
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, March 2

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.

Please use the following Link to join class!

 

Topic: Contemplative Yoga

Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

 

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171

Passcode: 365gifts

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!