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Jun
25
Fri
2021
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle Ticket Sale!
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle Ticket Sale!

The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle!

ONLINE SALE OF TICKETS HAS ENDED.

PLEASE CALL THE GIFT SHOP 860-567-0857

TO PURCHASE BY CREDIT CARD.

THANK YOU!

Jun
29
Tue
2021
Museum Children Free Week June 29 – July 5
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week June 29 – July 5

June 29, 2021 – July 5, 2021

In Honor of Louise W. Willson.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Jul
3
Sat
2021
Dawn Chorus with Fran Zygmont and Gerri Griswold
Jul 3 @ 4:00 am – 6:00 am
Dawn Chorus with Fran Zygmont and Gerri Griswold

July 3, 2021

The dawn chorus occurs when birds sing at the start of a new day. In a given location, it is common for different species to do their dawn singing at different times. Of course…in order to experience this incredible performance you must be up before the birds! Join The Bird Whisperer, Fran Zygmont as he and early bird Gerri Griswold visit some favorite birding haunts just before the crack o’ dawn. Breakfast at Patty’s afterwards! 4:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE!  This program is limited to 15 participants. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER! No walk ins. Rain or shine!

Jul
6
Tue
2021
Museum Children Free Week July 6 – 12
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week July 6 - 12

July 6, 2021 – July 12, 2021

Courtesy of the J. Denis O’Toole Family Honoring Helen Ryan Donnelly.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Jul
7
Wed
2021
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro July 7
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro July 7

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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.

8:00 am – 9:00 am, Please bring a mat and water (sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). Each class is $10 (with $1 of each going to White Memorial). Come to one, several, or all! For information and to check in event of rain, please call 860-309-9489.

COVID/PAYMENT PROTOCOL: Please wear your mask into and out of class. Mats must be at least 6 feet from one another. When class starts, masks may be removed for practice. Please do not attend class if you aren’t feeling well. Payment may be exchanged without touch through Venmo (to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro). Other forms of payment include cash, check, and credit card. The teacher may not have change, so please bring exact amount.

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She was a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and currently operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.

Jul
10
Sat
2021
Meeting with Monsters ~ A Guide to the Beasts of Iceland with Jón Baldur Hlíðberg
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Icelandic folklore heritage contains a wealth of tales about weird animals and ferocious monsters. These creatures terrified Icelanders in prior centuries but have hardly been noticed recently, at least for the most part. The main folk legends and stories of these monsters from in or around Iceland are recounted from both oral and written sources. The monsters and their peculiarities are described in detail and the locations where they have been spotted are shown on a map. Jon’s illustrations shed additional light on this interesting part of Icelandic folklore.

 

About our speaker: Jón Baldur Hlíðberg is the Father of Nature Illustration in Iceland. His website, www.fauna.is is a database for over 2000 of his works. Jon’s work has appeared in many books, periodicals, posters, and is ubiquitous throughout Iceland. In 2019 he accomplished the unthinkable, a book, Flóra Íslands  was published featuring paintings of every plant in Iceland. The paintings took a decade to complete. The book was celebrated by the nation and received its highest awards. 2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00, Pre-registration is required: www.whitememorialcc.org A link to the program will be emailed to you the day before the program.

Jul
13
Tue
2021
Poison Ivy Facts & Myths with Donna Katsuranis
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poison Ivy Facts & Myths with Donna Katsuranis

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Misinformation on Poison Ivy abounds. Let’s set the record straight.

Poison Ivy is frequently mis-identified, with often painful – and sometimes tragic – consequences. This informative talk will focus on how to recognize one of the least friendly weeds in the landscape, and how to manage the situation when it is encountered. We will also discuss the science behind the allergic reaction to the oils, and how to address exposure as efficiently as possible.
Any method of weed control relies upon identifying the plants in question. At the end of the day, Poison Ivy Is a native plant, and it DOES have its place in our ecosystem. Just not in my yard.

About our speaker:

Donna Katsuranis is an Interfaith Minister and an Advanced Master Gardener who lives and gardens in Brookfield CT, despite lots of ‘help’ from her dog and the local deer. Donna’s writings have been published in CT Gardener magazine and other publications. She has taught numerous Advanced Master Gardener classes and has lectured throughout the Northeast for groups from Mental Health Associations to Garden Clubs and the CT Flower and Garden show. She is also a principal for the Kiwanis Giving Garden in Brookfield, which grows vegetables for local food pantries. Donna teaches and guides walks year-round on nature and spiritual subjects. Her aim is to educate people about the wonders of Nature, one gardener at a time. She can be reached for Ministry and garden questions at DKatsuranis@gmail.com, or text 203-241-7336. And find her on Facebook! www.facebook.com/DKDreamGardener. 

7:00 p.m. ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-members: $10.00 Register online www.whitememorialcc.org A link to the program will be sent to you when you register.

Jul
14
Wed
2021
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro July 14
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro July 14

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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.

8:00 am – 9:00 am, Please bring a mat and water (sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). Each class is $10 (with $1 of each going to White Memorial). Come to one, several, or all! For information and to check in event of rain, please call 860-309-9489.

COVID/PAYMENT PROTOCOL: Please wear your mask into and out of class. Mats must be at least 6 feet from one another. When class starts, masks may be removed for practice. Please do not attend class if you aren’t feeling well. Payment may be exchanged without touch through Venmo (to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro). Other forms of payment include cash, check, and credit card. The teacher may not have change, so please bring exact amount.

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She was a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and currently operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.

Jul
16
Fri
2021
Star Party July 16
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Star Party July 16

Friday, July 16, 2021

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. YOU MUST WEAR MASKS WHILE IN THE 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.

 

Jul
17
Sat
2021
Weird and Wondrous: The Lives of Bats CANCELED
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Weird and Wondrous: The Lives of Bats CANCELED

Saturday, July 17, 2021

THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

APOLOGIES.