Aug
17
Sat
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Rescheduled from August 3

Join Gerri Griswold for a night walk. Learn to identify all of those insect, owl, and frog voices that lend such beautiful ambience to a summer evening. Watch for beavers at Little Left and  LISTEN to bats (with an ultrasound detector of course!) 8:00 P.M., Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE Non-Members: $5.00 Pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whtememorialcc.org

Aug
21
Wed
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Wednesday, August 21, 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 repellent 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.

Aug
22
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
Four Session This Summer (May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug. 22)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on this summer for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Aug
23
Fri
STAR PARTY!!!!
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
STAR PARTY!!!!

Friday, August 23, 219

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

Aug
24
Sat
CANCELLED – An Evening at Little Pond with Gerri Griswold
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELLED - An Evening at Little Pond with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, August 24, 2019

We’re sorry, this program is cancelled. Gerri is under the weather.

Join Gerri Griswold in search of Wood Ducks, herons, shore birds, muskrats, beavers, frogs and whatever else Mother Nature decides to dish out at dusk on Little Pond! Group size is limited to 20. Please call 860-567-0857 to pre-register or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org . 6:00 P.M., Meet at the White’s Woods Road entrance to Little Pond. Rain or shine! FREE … Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Aug
31
Sat
Contra Dance with O’Wryly!
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contra Dance with O’Wryly!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Strap on yer dancin’ shoes, pack a picnic or a snack, BYOB, and kick off Labor Day weekend with Conservation Center favorite Robert Messore and his colleagues! Tonight our Activity Shed will undulate 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., Activity Shed, All Tickets: $15.00. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org .

 

Sep
2
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2019

MUSEUM CLOSED

Sep
5
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
First Thursday of Each Month (Sep. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Nature’s Nursery, Jan-Apr 2020 – CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
First Thursday of Each Month (Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, April 2)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Sep
7
Sat
Delve into Summer’s Harvest with Marlow Shami
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Delve into Summer’s Harvest with Marlow Shami

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Calling all curious nature enthusiasts! Are you seeking calm, guidance, and restoration? Fascinated in the prospect of becoming fluent in Nature’s wordless language? What do our senses and mindfulness have to do with it?

Join Marlow in experiencing nature’s healing touch as you deepen your connection to a source of creative energy anytime, anywhere. You will experience deep guided meditation, nature’s healing touch activity, and a beautiful walk in Connecticut’s largest wildlife sanctuary.

Dress for the weather. Bring a mat for meditation if you prefer to lay down. Please avoid using fragrances (hand cream, hair spray, insect repellent etc) out of consideration for those with chemical sensitivities. Thank you!

Marlow combines Sensory Ecology, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Energy Medicine and a good dose of humor in her workshops.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org