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.)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Discussion on Drug Trends @ Lewis Mills High School.

The Region 10 Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking will hold a panel discussion on "Current Drug Trends". Learn about emerging issues in our community including drug classifications, youth trends, and warning signs. Education is the key to prevention! Meet at the Mills auditorium. Everyone who attends will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card.

Sunday, March 26th, 2017     9:30 am
March Mushroom Madness @ Sessions Woods.

Join the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society's (CVMC) Annual Meeting at Sessions Woods for a free program, "Foraging Fantastic Fungi," featuring the brilliant diversity of the remarkable, beautiful, glowing, deadly, and delicious fungi found in Connecticut. The meeting provides an opportunity to talk with others interested in the field of mycology and view some of the resources available to learn more about mushrooms. The CVMC meeting will include a coffee and refreshments period at 9:30 a.m., with the presentation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Questions and answers will follow the program.
Please pre-register for these programs by calling 860-424- 3011 or email laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov.
Programs are free. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. No pets allowed!

Thursday, April 13th, 2017     6:30 pm
Garden Club: Make a Terrarium @ The Elton Tavern.

On Thursday, April 13, the Burlington Garden Club will present "Making terrariums and/or planters for sale or enjoyment". Planting material, soil and some containers provided; bring any container you like. Our program begins at 7 p.m. (following a business meeting at 6:30) at the Elton Tavern, 782 George Washington Tpke, Burlington, CT. Guests and new members are welcome!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017     1:30pm
Community Fund Spring Fling Fundraiser @ K.C. Dubliner Pub and Family Restaurant.

Come to K.C. Dubliner for fun and music. Silent auction. 50/50 Raffle. Music by the Sasquatch Rescue Unit. NO cover charge! A percentage of all food profits go to the Burlington Community Fund's charitable activities. Enjoy dinner with your family while helping your neighbors.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017     10:30am - 12-Noon
Whigville Pride Day @ The Whigville Grange.

The first Whigville Pride Day will take place on Saturday April 22nd 10:30am to 12-Noon starting at the Whigville Grange, 153 South Main Street, Burlington, CT.
Volunteers from the WPG, its parent organization the Burlington Land Trust, and other community groups will be taking part.
"This is truly a community effort reflecting the commitment that people in Whigville have for ensuring the beauty of our special community," said Patti Smaldone, leader of the Whigville Preservation Group. "When you look at the beautifully maintained fields and barns that define Whigville, we as neighbors want to do our part and show how much we appreciate what those people are doing, and show them how much we care."
The event will start with a brief ceremony at the Whigville Grange (153 South Main Street) at 10:30am to honor three individuals with Whigville Preservation Awards for their efforts in helping to preserve the character of our community.
Immediately following the ceremony there will be a community trash pick-up. The primary Whigville thoroughfares of South Main Street, Prospect Street, Jerome Avenue, Main Street, Bradley Road, and Reservoir Road will be the focus. The clean-up is expected to last 60-90 minutes.
For more information, contact Jon Crane at 860-255-7524 or jon@joncrane.com.
The Whigville Preservation Group is a project of the Burlington Land Trust, Inc. The mission of the Whigville Preservation Group is to preserve and protect the agricultural heritage of Whigville, both its farmlands and woodlands, for future generations. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/whigvillect

Sunday, April 30th, 2017     12:30 pm
Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience @ Sessions Woods.

The 2017 Friends of Sessions Woods Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the infamous Dessert Extravaganza Potluck. At 1:00 p.m., there will be a brief, 10-minute business meeting before the featured presentation. This year's program will be "Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience" with Master Falconer Lorrie Schumacher. Lorrie will provide an up-close opportunity for the audience and enlighten attendees about the conservation of these beautiful birds.
Please pre-register for these programs by calling 860-424- 3011 or email laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov.
Programs are free. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. No pets allowed!

Sunday, May 7th, 2017     3:00 pm
The Music Series @ Congregational Church.

Performing at the Congregational Church of Burlington on Sunday, May 7th @ 3 pm will be Alta featuring Peter Braunfeld (recorder, dulcian), Daniel Green (recorder, trombone) and Gwendolyn Winkel (recorder)! Alta's unique sound and innovative programming has been delighting audiences throughout the northeast for over thirty years. Alta takes its name from the 15th century term for the standard wind ensemble of the renaissance consisting of two shawms and a sackbut (trombone). Alta's repertoire draws from the incredible wealth of vocal music and dance music of this period. Alta performs several concerts every year, sharing our love of early music with the greater Hartford area.
This event is free and is open to anyone who appreciates fine music. We hope to see you there and please RSVP by clicking Register Here. If so moved, Goodwill Donations will be accepted.

Thursday, May 11th, 2017     6:30 pm
Garden Club: Container Design @ The Elton Tavern.

On Thursday, May 11, the Burlington Garden Club will welcome Karla Daley who will discuss "Creative Container Design". Our program begins at 7 p.m. (following a business meeting at 6:30) at the Elton Tavern, 782 George Washington Tpke, Burlington, CT. Guests and new members are welcome!

Saturday, May 13th, 2017     9:00 am - noon
Garden Club Plant Sale @ Town Hall Parking Lot.

Friday, May 19th, 2017     6:30pm
Library Annual Meeting @ Burlington Public Library.

Join the Burlington Library Association for a brief meeting followed by a social get-together with other members of the community. Open to all.

May 25th - May 27, 2017     
Lions Club Carnival @ Route 4.

Memorial Day Weekend the Lions Club will host their annual carnival on Library Lane. Open Thursday evening through Saturday.

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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