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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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019     6:00pm
The Connecticut Historical Society Presents: Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut @ The Library

Please join the library as we welcome the Connecticut Historical Society for a lively presentation on Tories, Spies and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut. Which side are you on? That's the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, friends, and even life. This presentation reveals stories - some well known, some obscure - of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this 'tumultuous jarring time of civil war.' Please register to attend on the library web site.

Thursday, March 14th, 2019     7:00pm
Garden Club - Lichens @ The Elton Tavern

Barbara and Peter Rzasa will present the world of lichens. Member meeting at 6:30 pm, general meeting at 7:00 pm.
Meetings are free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 17th, 2019     9:30am
March Mushroom Madness @ Sessions Woods -

The CT Valley Mycological Society (CVMC) welcomes members and non-members to their annual meeting at Sessions Woods for an enlightening indoor presentation on mushrooms. 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 includes a coffee and refreshment half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019     4:00pm
Vernal Pool Hike @ Sessions Woods

Join DEEP Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro for an introduction to vernal pools at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area. This 2-mile roundtrip excursion will explore the secret environment of seasonal pools and their importance to many animals. Laura will show participants some of the characteristics of vernal pools and how a surrounding forest is vital to their conservation. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water for this late afternoon hike.

Thursday, April 11th, 2019     7:00pm
Garden Club - Pansy Wreaths @ The Elton Tavern

Make a pansy wreath to bring home. Member meeting at 6:30 pm, general meeting at 7:00 pm.
Meetings are free and open to the public. This meeting requires RSVP. See details at www.burlingtongardenclubct.org

Sunday, April 28th, 2019     1:00pm
Venomous Reptiles @ Sessions Woods

The 2019 Friends of Sessions Woods Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, April 28, 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 "Venomous Reptiles" presented by Rainforest Reptiles, the leading animal presenter in the northeastern United States. The program will also include information on the harmful effects of releasing non-native reptiles into the wild. Suitable for all ages and the program is free.

Saturday, May 4th, 2019     10:00am
5 Mile Hike @ Sessions Woods

Join Friends of Sessions Woods Board of Director Jan Gatzuras for a 5-mile hike at Sessions Woods. This moderately difficult hike passes through pretty woodland forests and the Great Wall, a steep rocky escarpment nearly 70 feet high. Please meet at the kiosk in the Sessions Woods parking lot and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Participants should also bring water and a snack for this approximately 3-hour hike. Registration is not necessary but recommended in case of a cancellation due to severe weather.

Thursday, May 9th, 2019     7:00pm
Garden Club - Critters in the Garden @ The Elton Tavern

Margery Winters presents the wildlife in your garden. Member meeting at 6:30 pm, general meeting at 7:00 pm.
Meetings are free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019     9:00am - Noon
Garden Club - Plant Sale @ Town Hall



Saturday, June 1st, 2019     9:00am
Trails Day 5 Mile Hike @ Sessions Woods

Join Friends of Sessions Woods Board of Director Jan Gatzuras for a 5-mile hike at Sessions Woods. This moderately difficult hike passes through pretty woodland forests and the Great Wall, a steep rocky escarpment nearly 70 feet high. Please meet at the kiosk in the Sessions Woods parking lot and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Participants should also bring water and a snack for this approximately 3-hour hike. Registration is not necessary but recommended in case of a cancellation due to severe weather.

Saturday, June 1st, 2019     1:30pm
Trails Day 5 Mile Hike @ Sessions Woods

The afternoon hike at 1:30 p.m. will be co-led by Burlington Land Trust member Karen Geitz and DEEP Wildlife Division Biologist Peter Picone and is an educational wildlife tour exploring both the flora and fauna at Sessions Woods.

Sunday, June 9th, 2019     9:00am - 4:00pm
Bikes and Bites @ Nassahegan Recreational Complex

The New England Mountain Bike Association Northwest CT Chapter, along with the Burlington Community Fund, will present a day of biking through the woods. There will be guided rides, demonstrations by local bike shops, and food trucks. Rain or shine. Free and open to all.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019     7:00pm
Garden Club - Spring Garden Party @ The Elton Tavern

See details at www.burlingtongardenclubct.org. Member meeting at 6:30 pm, general meeting at 7:00 pm.
Meetings are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019     10:00am
Butterflies @ Sessions Woods

DEEP Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro will provide participants with a lesson on the basics to butterfly identification, including tips on distinguishing the various butterfly families. Following a brief indoor program, Laura will guide the group on a walk to identify the local butterfly fauna at Sessions Woods. Meet in the classroom located in the exhibit room of the Education Center. Inclement weather cancels. (Butterflies are most active on sunny days!) This program is appropriate for ages 8 years and older. No exceptions please!

Saturday, August 24th, 2019     8:30am
The American Chestnut Tree @ Sessions Woods

The American chestnut was once the dominant tree in our forests. A century ago, it was eradicated from the landscape by a fungal blight. Learn the story of the American chestnut and the efforts to bring this iconic tree back to the eastern woodlands with Connecticut Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation President Jack Swatt. Jack will provide an introductory lesson inside, followed by a hike outside to see chestnuts on the trails at Sessions Woods. The hike will be approximately 2 miles roundtrip. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.


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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