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??

Saturday, December 8th, 2018     10:00am - Sold Out
Holiday Cookie Sale @ Library

Cookies for a cause! Come to the Holiday Cookie Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. You can pick up an assortment of homemade holiday-themed cookies that are beautifully wrapped. These are perfect for enjoying at home, holiday parties, hostess gifts, the office and more. The sale starts at 10:00 am and continues until sold out. All proceeds go towards supporting the library by providing funding for educational programs, books, media, museum passes and more. If you are interested in baking cookies for this event, please contact the Friends. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019     10:00am
First Day Hike @ Sessions Woods

Begin 2019 with fresh air and a hike led by Friends of Sessions Woods Director Jan Gatzuras. The 5.5-mile loop hike will include The Great Wall and the backside of the Beaver Marsh. The terrain is moderately difficult but the pace will be comfortable. If participants are lucky, they may even see some bobcat, fisher, or river otter tracks! Please meet at the kiosk in the Sessions Woods parking lot. Registration is not necessary but recommended in case of a cancellation due to severe weather.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019     7:00pm
Pruning 101 @ Elton Tavern

On Thursday, Jan 10, 2019, the Burlington Garden Club will welcome Dr. Yonghao Li from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Li will present a program entitled Pruning 101 which will explain what to prune, when to prune and how to prune just in time for late winter and early spring chores! Dr. Li has more than 30 years of experience in gardening, disease diagnostics and pest management so should be able to field just about any question you might have! The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elton Tavern, 781 George Washington Turnpike in Burlington. New members and guests are welcome!

Sunday, January 20th, 2019     1:30pm
Bird Brains! @ Sessions Woods -
(Snowdate, January 27)
Cabin Fever got you down? All are welcome to join the Friends of Sessions Woods and Horizon Wings for "Bird Brains!" Mary-Beth Kaeser from Horizon Wings will bring four avian ambassadors (crow, falcon, barn owl, and macaw) to Sessions Woods for a talk to compare and contrast the fascinating qualities of avian intelligence.
Did you know that crows are capable of recognizing and remembering individual faces and can teach their children which individuals to avoid? Far from being "hard-wired" as previously thought, recent research proves that birds actually possess sophisticated cognitive abilities. Indeed, responding to changing conditions by changing the way they act, is often crucial to their survival. There will be a dessert potluck at 1:00 p.m. prior to the program. Please bring a dessert to share. This program is made possible through the Friends of Sessions Woods Paul Petersen Educational Fund.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019     1:30pm
Wildlife Tracking @ Sessions Woods -

Wildlife Biologist and Habitat Manager Pete Picone will lead participants on a hike to identify the tracks and signs of wildlife at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area. Past tracking events provided insight on bobcat, fisher, coyote, cottontail rabbits, wild turkey, and squirrels. Please be sure to dress for outdoor, winter conditions and wear appropriate footwear. The hike will be approximately 2 miles. Register early for this popular program!

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.

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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