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

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If this list is blank, it is because no one has notified us about their events! Are YOUR group's events here??

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018      9:30 am
Nature Drawing for All @ Sessions Woods

The Friends of Sessions Woods is co-sponsoring a special workshop for adults and children, focusing on nature drawing with local artist Judy Bird. The program will involve a walk (2 miles roundtrip) to the beaver marsh at Sessions Woods. Judy will provide a lesson on observing and drawing in the outdoors. The workshop is funded, in part, through the generosity of the Newman's Own Foundation. All materials will be provided.

Tuesday, August 7 through Saturday, August 11th, 2018      10:00am - 3:00pm
Beach in the City @ Imagine Nation Museum in Bristol

Tuesday, August 7th through Saturday, August 11th from 10am-3pm, spend the day at the "beach" building sandcastles in our gigantic outdoor Sand Box. Cool off and play with our giant beach ball sprinklers, create art to take home, play games, explore, and more!
Bring your bathing suits, towels, buckets, pails and shovels and get ready for a day in the sun!

Special Guests for Beach in the City:
Wednesday, August 8th: Cedar Island Marina Traveling Touch Tank, 10:00am-12:30pm
Thursday, August 9th: Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band, 10:30am-noon
Friday, August 10th: Hula Dancing with Kahana Hula, 10:30-11:30am
Daily Beach in the City Workshops:
10:30am: Plein Air Watercolor Painting: create your own watercolor painting outside at our beach!
11:30am: Create an incredible sand sculpture with guidance from our museum educators!
1:30pm: Animal Artist: Help Ruby the Tortoise create a painting!

Need a break? Dry off, brush off that sand, and explore our Museum Studios, recommended for ages 2-8. Museum studios will close at 5pm.
We will have a few beach chairs- please feel free to bring your own as well!

Admission: $10/non-members, Free for members (members must show membership card upon arrival)
*Please note- Library and ACM reciprocal passes will not be accepted for this event* BUT there are a few more FREE passes to the museum for Burlington Residents, courtesy of the Burlington Community Fund!

Saturday, August 25th, 2018     10:00am - 2:00pm
Whigville Grange Fair @ Grange Hall, South Main Street in Whigville

Want to Show Off Your Home Grown Veggies and Flowers? Do you like homemade jam, pickles? Homemade baked goods too ! Anyone can enter their flowers, herbs, baked goods and jam in the competition. No entry fee. Kids can enter too! Enter or just come and see your neighbors .
Free parking and admission, entertainment, food, teacup auction, (Craft and vendors welcome! Call or E-Mail) For more info contact Debbie@860-582 9863 or E-Mail at: b_gary@sbcglobal.net

Thursday, September 6th, 2018      4:00 pm
Late Afternoon Walk to the Marsh @ Sessions Woods

Join Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro for a late afternoon walk to the beaver marsh at Sessions Woods. There will be stops to talk about the flora and fauna seen in the woodland and field habitats along the way. The walk is approximately 2 miles roundtrip and participants should bring water and wear proper footwear. Please meet at the flagpole in front of the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center.

Sunday, September 16th, 2018     11:00am - 4:00pm
Tavern Day @ The Elton Tavern

Join just about everyone in town at the annual celebration of Burlington's history. Music, food, demonstrations, Punch and Judy show, soldiers from Burlington's loyalist past.

Saturday, October 27th, 2018     2:00pm
Tree Identification Walk @ Sessions Woods

Fall is a great time to walk the tree identification trail at Sessions Woods! This half mile spur connecting the two sides of the main trail showcases a diversity of deciduous and coniferous trees. CT DEEP Wildlife Division Natural Resources Educator Laura Rogers-Castro will provide a discussion of Connecticut's native trees and their wildlife value. Participants should wear appropriate shoes for hiking on a woodland trail and bring water as needed. Participants should meet at the flagpole in front of the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center.

Sunday, October 28th, 2018     10:00am
Burlington Land Trust 5k Run/Walk @ Whigville Grange

9th Annual 5k. Free shirts for the first 100 paid entries. Costumes encouraged. For details and to register, go to www.burlington5k.com

Sunday, October 28th, 2018     10:00am - 2:00pm
Whigville Harvest Fest @ Whigville Grange

After the Land Trust 5k, visit the Grange for the Harvest Festival. kids' games and activities, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, tractors on display, baked goods, local produce, a silent auction, and much more.

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018     
Artist and Artisan Fair @ Town Hall, Belden Road

Artist and Artisan Faire hosted by the Congregational Church of Burlington at Burlington Town Hall.
20 Artists and Artisans will exhibit and sell their wares from 10am-4:30pm.
Food for purchase.
The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will each have a table as well.
Contact:Ann Jurkiewicz 860-810-3938

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018     6:00pm
Eastern Cougars @ Sessions Woods

Eastern cougars historically ranged from Michigan, southern Ontario, eastern Canada and Maine south to South Carolina and west across Tennessee. Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar subspecies (Felis concolor couguar) extinct in the United States. Join Wildlife Division Biologist Jason Hawley at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center for a presentation on the eastern cougar. Jason will dispel some of the myths associated with cougars in Connecticut and provide an overview of the natural history of this intriguing animal.


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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

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