Welcome to the Burlington Community Fund Calendar

The Burlington Community Fund is pleased to provide this calendar of community events in Burlington, Connecticut
followed by links to community organizations.

If you want YOUR group´s activities listed here for the entire Burlington Community to see, send an email to us at burlingtonbell     @     gmail.com

The Community Fund is still collecting and repairing used musical instruments for Region 10 students.
Drop yours off at Burlington Town Hall or Lewis Mills High School.

Scrolling List of all Future Events (Refresh your browser to see the latest.)

September 18 through October 16th, 2016     
The first annual Burlington Community Fund Scarecrow Contest!

Register at the Burlington Community Fund, build your scarecrow, and share a photo on the contest website! Then vote on your favorite in each category! Winners in each category will be declared at the Burlington Land Trust 5k on October 23. Check the Burlington Community Fund for more details as the day approaches.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 through Saturday, November 5, 2016     
Start Signup for November Food Sale @ Library.

One Dish Wonder Volunteers Needed
Please help the ´Friends of the Library´ make the first One Dish Wonder fundraiser a success! We need volunteer cooks to make their favorite home made casserole for the sale. Sign up to cook starting Saturday, October 8 at the library. Foil pans and plastic tops will be available then. The sale will be held on Saturday, November 5. Drop off your casserole around 9:00 am on that day, fully cooked, cold or frozen. Think stew, chili, pasta based dishes, ratatouilles, curried dishes, sheperd´s pie, soups and chowders, au gratins, seafood casseroles, quiches, gulten free casseroles, etc.
For more information contact Sue Grant at 860.801.0796 or grantswalker2@gmail.com

Thursday, October 13th, 2016     7:00pm
the Garden Club Presents ´Bats´ @ The Tavern.

The Burlington Garden Club will hear Jenny Dickson talk about Bats and Why We Should Care About Them on Thursday evening, October 13. Jenny is a Supervising Wildlife Biologist with the DEEP Wildlife Diversity and Outreach Programs. The program will begin at 7 pm after a business meeting at 6:30 and will be held at the Elton Tavern at 781 George Washington Turnpike in Burlington. Guests and new members are always welcome!

Saturday, October 15th, 2016     8:30am - noon
Can, Bottle, Clothing, Toy Collection @ Congregational Church.

The Church will be collecting cans, bottles, clothing, bikes, toys, just about everything in the parking lot in the center of town.

Saturday, October 15th, 2016     1:30pm - 3:30pm
Fall Tree ID Trail Hike @ Sessions Woods.

Join Wildlife Division Natural Resources Educator Laura Rogers-Castro for a hike along the Tree Identification Trail at Sessions Woods. Laura will discuss Connecticut´s native trees and their wildlife value. The hike will be approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip. Participants should wear appropriate shoes for hiking on a woodland trail and bring water as needed. The program will begin at the flagpole in front of the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center.

October 17th, 2016 through October 22     
Vote for Your favorite scarecrow!

Cast your vote in the First Annual Burlington Community Fund Scarecrow Contest! Check the Burlington Community Fund for more details. Last Day To Vote is October 22. Winners will be announced at the Burlington Land Trust 5k in Whigville.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016     6:30pm
Starting a Small or Home Based Business @ The Library

SCORE presenter Tom Schoenemann will cover the basic steps for starting a small business in Connecticut with a special emphasis on home based businesses and the special steps for operating out of your home. Topics will include dealing with local zoning restrictions, special considerations when operating out of your home, and the basic steps for starting a small business in general. Issues relating to the business environment and resources available in Northwest Connecticut will also be covered.
Registration required. You may register in person, Online or by calling 860.673.3331.

Sunday, October 23th, 2016     10am - 2pm
Whigville Harvest Fest @ Whigville Grange.

The 1st Annual Whigville Harvest Fest will be taking place during the height of the fall season and the foliage, alongside the Land Trust 5k. There will be fun for the entire family before and after the 5K race, such as kids games and activities, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, tractors on display, baked goods, local produce, and much more.
The Grange is at 153 South Main Street, Burlington, CT.

Sunday, October 23th, 2016     11am - 1pm
Land Trust 5k @ Whigville Grange.

The 2016 event will run the same course as last year and will be 100% on blacktop. We will start in Whigville at the Grange Hall. Whigville is scenic, historic and safe. We´re hoping for good weather and a great turnout. Check out the website for more details and pictures from previous years.
The Grange is at 153 South Main Street, Burlington, CT.
For more to register or find out more go to http://www.burlington5k.com

Sunday, October 23th, 2016     1pm - 4pm.
Grand Opening @ Lake Garda Fire Station #4.

The Burlington Volunteer Fire department along with the Town of Burlington invite you to the offical opening of the New Lake Garda Fire Station #4 on 87 Monce Road.

Monday, October 24th, 2016     7pm
Meet the Candidates @ Burlington Library.

Save the Date! Meet & Greet the Candidates on Monday, October 24, @7 pm at the Burlington Public Library Join us to meet State Senator Beth Bye, and her opponent, Mark Merritt, who are running for the 5th Senate District., along with State Representative John Piscopo, and his opponent Myrna Watanabe, who are running for State Representative for the 76th General Assembly. In the beginning, the candidates will each have a few minutes to share their goals for the next two years, followed by an informal gathering with the candidates chatting with people.

Sunday, October 30th, 2016     2:00-4:00 p.m.
Macrophotography Gallery Opening & Book Release @ Sessions Woods.

This fall afternoon consists of a photo exhibit featuring Connecticut´s native flora and fauna accompanied by the release of Environmental Scientist Dennis Quinn´s first photography book, ´Macrophotography: Capture Larger-Than-Life Photographs of Nature´s Smallest Subjects.´ Join Dennis as he speaks about his experiences photographing Connecticut´s diverse plant and animal communities, giving tips on how he captured the natural beauty of these subjects. There will be light refreshments offered during the opening.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016     1:30 p.m.
Turkey Talk & Trot @ Sessions Woods.

Come to Sessions Woods for a mini-lesson on turkeys! The lesson will include a brief indoor presentation on the history of the wild turkey population, conservation success in Connecticut, and basic turkey ecology. This will be followed by a children´s craft, and the opportunity for a guided hike to the beaver pond and back (2 mi). Please bring suitable clothing and good walking shoes if you plan on joining the hike!

Saturday, November 5th, 2016     10am - 1pm
One Dish Wonder Food Sale @ Burlington Library.

Please help the ´Friends of the Library´ make the first One Dish Wonder fundraiser a success! The sale will be held on Saturday, November 5. Stew, chili, pasta based dishes, ratatouilles, curried dishes, sheperd´s pie, soups and chowders, au gratins, seafood casseroles, quiches, gulten free casseroles, all ready to heat and serve.
For more information contact Sue Grant at 860.801.0796 or grantswalker2@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016     6am - 8pm
VOTE! @ Burlington Town Hall.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016     12pm - 2pm
Celebration of Veterans @ Lewis Mills High.

Lewis S. Mills High School is hosting its annual Celebration of Veterans program on Thursday, November 10th , 2016. Luncheon will be from 12:00 noon - 1:00p.m., followed by an assembly in the auditorium from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. All Burlington and Harwinton Veterans are invited to attend. Throughout the day, community members are invited to view LSM students´ artwork displayed in the main lobby and adjacent hallway. Please contact Ms. Berardinelli in the Mills High School Counseling Office, 860-673- 0423 x15311, for information and/or to RSVP. If leaving a phone message, please indicate your full name, phone number, and how many people will be attending.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016     1:30pm
Children´s Program: Fall to Winter @ Sessions Woods.

Children and their caregivers are welcome to join Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro for a look into the world of winter readiness! Participants will learn about migration, hibernation, winter dormancy, and more! This indoors/outdoor program will be followed by a complimentary cup of hot chocolate! Take a break from the busy holiday season! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Get your organization´s events on this calendar by contacting the Burlington Community Fund at burlingtonbell -at- gmail.com

List of Burlington, Connecticut Community Organizations

The Arts Project

Burlington Bell Community Fund

Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Burlington Congregational Church

Burlington Garden Club

Burlington Historical Society

Burlington Land Trust

Burlington Lions Club

Burlington Volunteer Fire Department

Farmington River Watershed Association

Friends of the Burlington Public Library

Make-A-Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund

Region 10

  Lewis Mills Marching Band

Whigville Grange

The Burlington Community Fund is a growing endowed fund meant to provide a permanent source of funding for charitable projects and programs that will enhance the quality of life for Burlington residents.

The Burlington Community Fund is part of the Main Street Community Foundation