June 29 – July 5 Museum Children Free Week In memory of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children ages twelve and under
when accompanied by an adult.
July 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 6 – 12 Museum Children Free Week In memory of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children ages twelve and under
when accompanied by an adult.
July 6 Let Freedom Ring: Sunset Concert at Apple Hill featuring Jae Wolf Bring a picnic and a lawn chair and celebrate the fourth of July with Bald Eagle handler,
master wood carver, and Conservation Center favorite, Jae Wolf as he performs the
works of great American songwriters like James Taylor and Jim Croce. In the event of
rain the concert will be held in the cozy meeting barn. 7:00 P.M. Meet at Apple Hill.
Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $15.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
July 12 / 13 A Celebration of The Bantam River This year we are pleased to bring on The Litchfield Hills Rowing Club
www.litchfieldhillsrc.org as a co-sponsor of this beautiful event! The festivities begin
Friday evening with a presentation by Washington Chef, Photographer, and Adventurer,
Horst Antosch. Nibble hors d'oeuvres, sip wine and immerse yourself in Antosch's
ethereal images. On Saturday morning at 6:30 A.M. meet at the boat launch on Whites
Woods Road for an early morning interpretive paddle down the Bantam River with
Master Wildlife Conservationist, Robyn Dinda, and Dave Faber, owner of CT Outdoors
LLC. End at Litchfield Town Beach where you will be greeting by members of the
Litchfield Hills Rowing Club and have an opportunity to take a ride in their beautiful
boats! You will then be treated to a delicious breakfast prepared for you by Gerri
Griswold. Pray for perfect weather! Kayaks or canoes can be rented through Dave Faber
at CT Outdoors, LLC by calling 860-274-6213 or bring your own! Friday: 6:30 P.M.,
A.B. Ceder Room and Saturday: 6:30A.M at the boat launch on White's Woods Road.
Members: $20.00, Non members: $30.00…Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
July 15 - 17
Kids Summer Art and Nature Camp with Betsy Rogers-Knox In these lazy, crazy, hazy summer afternoon workshops, kids will learn basic drawing and
watercolor techniques through activities which include: creating a nature journal,
identifying, drawing, and painting wildflowers, trees, and backyard animals, sketching
outdoors, and exploring nature's treasures through scavenger hunts. Classes are for
children ages 8 through 13. All materials are included. 1:30 – 4:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder
Room. Members: $75.00 Non-members: $90.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are
July 20 Film: Rachel Carson's A Silent Spring With a passion for nature instilled in her at an early age, writer and biologist rachel
carson became a fearless champion for the environment. She had been a biologist for the
federal government when she first took note of the effects of the unregulated use of
pesticides and herbicides. Carsons great love of the natural world drove her to write an
expose of the chemical industry, specifically its unregulated use of DDT. Defying her
failing health and risking her reputation, Carson published her controversial work, Silent
Spring, in 1962. She was viciously attacked, called "an ignorant and hysterical woman",
but her warning sparked a revolution in environmental policy and created a new
ecological consciousness. Silent Spring has been translated into 22 languages and
changed the way we think about the natural world. 2:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room, FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.
July 21 Fly Casting with Dr. Frank Schildgen from Trout Unlimited Dr. Frank's passion for this graceful sport runs as deep as a river. Learn about fly fishing
from one of the best. No experience or equipment is required. Get hooked! 1:00 P.M. on
the lawn in front of the A.B. Ceder Room. For more information please call Frank
Schildgen at 860-283-8001. Free Admission
July 26 Star Party! This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur
Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Tonight's interactive topic is
Life in the Universe. The search for other life is underway. What have we found so far?
Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder
Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring
your own telescope or binoculars, FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.
July 27 Old Fashioned Pig Roast and Barn Dance with Mark "The Shark" from 96.5 TIC
FM Nothing says "SUMMER!" like the taste of barbeque! And what could be better than
savoring that barbeque in the beautiful surroundings of White Memorial! Put on your
bib, your dancing shoes, and maybe even your leisure suit and head on down to The
Activity Shed for an evening of great food and fun as the planet's most fun person, Mark
the Shark, spins discs from the 70's and 80's. Please provide your own beverages and
place settings. How does blueberry pie and Arethusa Farm Ice Cream sound for dessert?
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Activity Shed, Members: $30.00
Non-members: $40.00…Pre-payment and pre-registration are required.