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.)

Saturday, July 9th, 2016     8:30 a.m. - noon
Can & Bottle Drive & Car Wash @ Congregational Church

Bring cans and bottles to the church from 8:30 a.m. - noon.
Bring dirty cars from 9:00 a.m. until noon and Cub Scout Pack 23 will clean them.
Proceeds benefit the church programs:
Covenant to Care for Youth program via the Department of Children & Family Services
Local youth, charitable and/or educational organizations that make a difference in our community. Most recently the Har-Bur 5th Grade Odyssey of the Mind trip to Ames, Iowa and the Make-A-Mark Region 10 Enrichment Fund. The United Church of Christ and their larger missions nationally and worldwide
Monthly Soup Kitchen in Bristol
Youth Group and Christian Education programs
And support of many people in our community who are in times of need through our Good Samaritan Fund

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016     6:30 p.m.
Family ZUMBA! @ The Library

On your mark, get set, ZUMBA!
Instructor Tracy Brody will lead the whole family as we move to the rhythmic beat of the music. Getting fit is so much fun with Zumba! Meet your neighbors and shake it off!

Saturday, July 16th, 2016     1:30 p.m.
Forest Floor Exploration @ Sessions Woods

Hidden in the shadows of the towering trees and bustling wildlife, the forest floor is an intriguing place filled with life that is often overlooked. This program offers a lesson on the nutrient cycle, the resources that the forest floor provides to insects and animals, a hands-on investigation of the forest floor contents and insect identification, and a walk around the inner loop trail, 0.5 miles.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016     6:30 p.m.
Family Frisbee! @ The Library

On your mark, get set, Frisbee! Master of the craft of Freestyle Frisbee, 2 time World Champion Todd Brodeur will captivate the audience with his demonstrations of Frisbee flipping tricks. The program also includes a brief science lesson on the aerodynamics of Frisbees and a bit of history about tossing circular objects. The simple beauty of a Frisbee flying in the air still fills Todd with joy, and it brings him great pleasure to perform and teach this life-long healthy recreational activity to children and adults at all different levels. We will go outside afterward to play Frisbee, weather permitting.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016     6:30 p.m.
Bring On The Animals @ The Library

On your mark, get set, Bring on the Animals! Animal Embassy presents Athletes of the Animal Kingdom. On this evening families will encounter a variety of creatures with amazing athletic skills. We'll meet frogs that furiously unfurl their tongues to catch insects & giant prey, lizards that mark their territory with vigorous push-ups, rabbits that escape predators by sprinting, and birds that can fly formidable distances! We'll discuss how some of these skills help each animal athlete to survive in its habitat as well as why, like us, our animal friends need a nutrient-rich & healthy diet to support their activities.

Saturday, July 30th, 2016     1:30 p.m.
Stream Investigation @ Sessions Woods

Come to Sessions Woods for a hands-on exploration of our streams! This program provides a lesson on basic stream ecology, conservation techniques, invertebrates who live in these waters, and how these invertebrates can tell us how healthy our streams are. The walk to the stream will be about 1.5 miles round trip.

Sunday, July 31st, 2016     1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.
Open House @ The Old Center School

The one-room schoolhouse at 724 George Washington Turnpike will be open to the public on the last Sunday of the month during Summer 2016. Visit and learn what school was like for Burlington students ´in the old days´. Ask questions, examine old textbooks, and play historical games. Free of charge to all! Children especially welcome.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016     6:30 p.m.
Family Exercise @ Chapter 126 Gym in Bristol

Sponsored by the Library, Work Out and then Move with Mr. Gym! Location: Chapter 126 Gym in Bristol, 47 Upson Street, Bristol, CT (registration required). Chapter 126 is a gym designed for people with disabilities to be able to exercise with the accommodations they need. Come, try out the various adaptive apparatus and get a chance to experience this unique facility first hand, with your family. Also featured on this evening, a performance by Mr. Gym, a beloved gym teacher, interactive song leader and guitarist who will be sure to keep you hopping and happy!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016     6:30 p.m.
Family Wiffle Ball with The Bee @ The Library

On your mark, get set, Play Wiffle Ball with the New Britain Bees! Let's welcome the New Britain Bee Mascot to his first appearance at our library and join in a wiffle ball game! Bring your glove and get ready to run the bases as everybody hits and scores in this just-for-fun game. After the game we will read a baseball - themed story, and cool down in the library. Autographs will be offered by The Bee.

Friday, August 19th, 2016     7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Movie - The Lorax @ The Library Field

The Burlington Land Trust presents Outdoor Movie Night!
Come see The Lorax in the Field at Library Lane (across the lane from the Library.)
ADMISSION FREE
Bring a lawn chair!
Pre-registration is appreciated at The Burlington Land Trust

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016     10:30 a.m
Children´s Program: Pollinators @ 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 pollination! Participants will learn about the important bees, butterflies, moths, flies, and beetles visiting the flowers at Sessions Woods. This program is most appropriate for children over 10 years old and will include a 1-mile walk. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016     10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Country Fair @ Whigville Grange

The Whigville Grange fair will be held on Saturday, August 27, from 10 am until 2pm. This year the fair will feature a handmade miniature of Burlington, complete with a railroad. A teacup auction, live music, food, and more. Agricultural , baking, and hobby competitions are open to all, with no entry fee. The Grange is located on S. Main St., Burlington. (just off of rte. 69. For an entry form, please send name and address to D. Brown at b_gary@sbcglobal.net .

Sunday, August 28th, 2016     1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.
Open House @ The Old Center School

The one-room schoolhouse at 724 George Washington Turnpike will be open to the public on the last Sunday of the month during Summer 2016. Visit and learn what school was like for Burlington students ´in the old days´. Ask questions, examine old textbooks, and play historical games. Free of charge to all! Children especially welcome.

Saturday, September 10th, 2016     1:30 p.m
Trail Hike @ Sessions Woods

Come to Sessions Woods for a guided trail hike led by Wildlife Division Outreach Program Assistant Kelly Cannon. This trek includes educational mini-lessons on different aspects of Connecticut´s forests, research studies, management practices, ecology, as well as a children´s scavenger hunt! The hike to the beaver marsh and back will be approximately 2-miles roundtrip.

Sunday, September 18th, 2016     11:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Tavern Day @ The Elton Tavern on the Green

Tavern Day is over 40 years old! This year brings changes to the events and demonstrations. Check the Historical Society website for details. Children especially welcome.

Sunday, September 18th, 2016     11:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
The First Annual Burlington Community Fund Scarecrow Contest! @ The Elton Tavern on the Green

Register at the BCF booth at Tavern Day, 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.

Sunday, September 25th, 2016     1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.
Open House @ The Old Center School

The one-room schoolhouse at 724 George Washington Turnpike will be open to the public on the last Sunday of the month during Summer 2016. Visit and learn what school was like for Burlington students ´in the old days´. Ask questions, examine old textbooks, and play historical games. Free of charge to all! Children especially welcome.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016     9am - noon
Document Shred Day @ Farmington Bank.

Farmington Bank announced it will a Shred Day at its branch at 253 Spielman Highway, Rte. 4, Burlington. All community members are urged to bring their confidential documents such as old checks, tax forms, financial statements, medical records, legal documents, monthly bills, receipts, credit card statements or other personal materials. All Farmington Bank Shred Days are free of charge, open to the public, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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.
For more to register or find out more go to http://www.burlington5k.com


Calendar View - Click on any event for details.


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