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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The Burlington Land Trust March and April Walk Schedule:
Click here for the schedule of walks.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018     7:00pm
Garden Club Meeting CANCELED @ The Elton Tavern

April 10: "Butterflies in my Backyard" with Victor DeMasi, a lepidopterist at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Business meeting at 6:30pm. Free to the public.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018     7:00pm - 9:00pm
BLT - Planting for the Bees @ The Whigville Grange
The Burlington Land Trust will hold its 29th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 11th, 7-9 PM at The Whigville Grange.
Join us to hear Dr. Kimberly Stoner from Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station discuss Planting for the Bees' Needs. She will share her 30-year experience regarding the bee population and what exactly is happening to them. It's a fascinating look at why their numbers are declining, what it means for all of us, and what we can to do to stem the tide.
The program will follow the BLT Annual Meeting, which will summarize the past year including our work with the Whigville Preservation Group.
Cheese & crackers, dessert, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be offered.
Pre-registration is appreciated. Click here to register.

Saturday, April 14th, 2018     5:30am - 11;00am
Fisherman's Breakfast @ The Congregational Church

Calling all Anglers, early risers or people who simply enjoy a nice, hot breakfast! Join us for our Annual Fisherman's Breakfast to celebrate the Opening Day of Fishing Season...and celebrate a hearty breakfast.W e hope you can stop in before or after your fishing fun and here is what we are serving for breakfast this year:
Hot, off the griddle pancakes
Scrambled Eggs
Bacon...yummmm, bacon!
Orange Juice, Coffee and other juice choices
All of this for only $8 ($5 for children under 12) that will go towards our fundraiser that is supporting our Sunday School program. Thank you in advance and we hope to serve (and satisfy) you on Opening Day!

Oh, if you are not going fishing that's okay!! Anyone that wants a hot breakfast is welcome to join us and experience the best hotcakes this side of the Farmington River!!

Saturday, April 14th, 2018     8:30am - noon
Can & Bottle Drive @ The Congregational Church

For the Can & Bottles, all we ask is the following:
Please securely bag and/or box the cans and bottles...especially the glass. Don't overload a plastic bag with heavy glass bottles. Securely boxed or mixed bags are fine, we just dont' want any of our volunteers to get hurt lifting super-heavy bags and to avoid broken glass. Thank you for your help here.
Only 5-cent CT redeemables please. No plastic Gatorade or other OJ jugs, they are not redeemable and take up valuable space on the recycle truck. Just throw these into your blue recycle bins at home so they can be properly recycled. Thanks!
Please No Drop-Offs before April 14th. When bags of cans, bottles and glass are dropped off too early the wind and animals cause them to litter our grounds. Our volunteers are pretty good at spotting them, but it's easier to manage when a drive is coming up. Thank you for keeping our church grounds clean.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018     10:30am - noon
2nd ANNUAL WHIGVILLE PRIDE DAY @ The Whigville Grange

The Whigville Preservation Group (WPG) is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Whigville Pride Day to be held on Sunday April 22nd to coincide with Earth Day.
Volunteers from the WPG, its parent organization the Burlington Land Trust, and other community groups will be taking part.
The event will start with a brief ceremony at the Whigville Grange (153 South Main Street) at 10:30am to honor four individuals with Whigville Preservation Awards for their efforts in helping to preserve the character of our community. A local Boy Scout will also be honored.
Immediately following the ceremony there will be a community trash pick-up along with maintenance along the Black Dot Trail through Whigville. The primary Whigville thoroughfares of South Main Street, Main Street, and Reservoir Road will be the focus of the trash pick-up.
For more information, contact the Whigville Preservation Group at 860-255-7524 or whigvillect@gmail.com.

Friday, April 27th, 2018     7:00pm - 11:00pm
Acoustic Night @ Burlington Men's Club, Covey Road

The Burlington Men's Club presents Acoustic Night #6 with Jim Pelliter.
Cafe style atmosphere.
Contact Alan Savoca at 860-670-3153 for more information.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018     8:30am - 2:00pm
Project Graduation Tag Sale @ Harwinton Fairgrounds

$1.00 entry or $5.00 early bird (8am) entry.
Donations can be brought to the Fairgrounds on April 26 & 27 from 5-8pm. Cans and bottles can be donated at the Fairgrounds from April 26-28. If you cannot hold onto your items but want to donate, please post below and we will see if someone can pick up the item(s). THANK YOU! PLEASE - No clothes, No encyclopedias, No paint, No gasoline, No computers, No televisions. These cannot be picked up or accepted.
*Project Grad is an after graduation party provided by parents and community members which provides an alcohol and drug free environment for members of the Class of 2018 to celebrate their graduation night.*

Saturday, April 28th, 2018     10:00am - 2:00pm
Drug Take-Back Day @ Burlington Police Station

Drop off unused or expired drugs at the Burlington Police Station (behind Town Hall).

Sunday, April 29th, 2018     Noon - 3:00pm
Grand Reopening of the Library @ Burlington Public Library

The grand reopening of the newly renovated library will be on April 29. There will be a 1:00pm Ribbon Cutting, 2:00pm reading by local author Rick Labadia, and refreshments by the Bee's Knees. Music by the Lewis Mills Fine Arts Department

Sunday, April 29th, 2018     1:00pm
Live Birds of Prey @ Sessions Woods

The 2018 Friends of Sessions Woods Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, April 29, 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 "Live Birds of Prey" presented by wildlife rehabilitators from A Place Called Hope, a facility dedicated to returning wild birds to the wild and teaching people how to protect and respect wildlife. All are welcome and the program is free.

Saturday, May 5th, 2018     9:00am - 2:00pm
Tag and Bake Sale @ Whigville Grange

The Whigville Grange will hold a Tag and Bake Sale to benefit local animal shelters.
Free parking and admission.
Interested in renting a table? call Debbie at 860 582 9863

Saturday, May 5th, 2018     9:30am - 5:00pm
Imagination Nation Loves Burlington! @ Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

On Saturday, May 5, Burlington families are invited to visit and participate in Imagine Nation Loves Burlington. Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol will be open from 9:30am-5:00pm with FREE admission for the first 100 Burlington residents (proof of residency is required).
This day is generously sponsored by the Burlington Community Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation.
For further information, visit our website www.imaginenation.org or call 860-314-1400.

Imagine Nation is a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.
860-314-1400 www.ImagineNation.org

Sunday, May 6th, 2018     2:00pm
Spring Hike @ Sessions Woods

Join Natural Resources Educator Laura Rogers-Castro for a hike to the beaver marsh and back. We will learn about beaver habitat and search for signs of spring including migrating birds, blooming native wildflowers, early butterflies, and more! The hike will be approximately 2 miles round-trip. Participants should wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Meet in the lobby of the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018     7:00pm
Garden Club Meeting @ The Elton Tavern

May 10: "Roses - Easy Care Roses for the Home Garden" with Marci Martin the rosarian at Elizabeth Park. Business meeting at 6:30pm. Free to the public.

Saturday, May 19th, 2018     9:00am - Noon
Garden Club Plant Sale @ Town Hall

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, 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

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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