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Weekend Calendar: Saturday, April 24 and Sunday April 25

This weekend calendar is being added to as we come across more events that may be of interest to our readers. If you know of an event, please email us the information and we’ll gladly add it to this Weekend Calendar.

Following are the Calendar listings for this weekend, Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 in New Hartford, CT:

Saturday, April 24, 2010:

  • Opening Day ~ New Hartford Youth Sports: New Hartford Youth Sports Opening Day at Brown’s Corner, on the corner of Steele Road and Route 202, New Hartford. All teams should be on the field by 8:00 a.m. with tee-ballers in the front row. For more information about New Hartford Youth Sports, please visit: http://www.nhys.org
  • New Hartford Youth Soccer Registration: from 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 noon at Brown’s Corner (corner Steele Road and Route 202). Registration forms are also available on the New Hartford Youth Sports website. Participants can mail the form to register or they can register in person at the Brown’s Corner regisration
  • Earth Day Plant Sale sponsored by Northwest Conservation Commission: from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63, Goshen. Huge number of native trees and shrubs! The Earth Day Plant Sale is the main fundraising event for the Northwest Conservation Commission. The plant sale will take place today from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information on the plants available, prices, etc. please see the Plant Sale Catalog online. For more information on the Northwest Conservation Commission, please visit their Commission’s website.
  • Quilt and Needle Arts Show: from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Winchester Center Congregational Church, Route 263, Winchester Center. This show will also be open tomorrow, Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. “Quilts of Valor” display, vendors, cafe, quilts and needle art on exhibit and some items for sale. Raffle quilt. Admission: $5.00, Seniors and Students $3.00, children 12 and under free, exhibitors free. For more information, please call: 860-379-2184.
  • Museum Kids Free Week at White Memorial Conservation Center: Free admission to Children ages 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. In Memory of Louise W. Willson. For more information about the conservation Center, please visit the White Memorial Conservation Center’s website.
  • Bluebirds and Other Cavity Nesters: at 2:00 p.m. in the A.B. Ceder Room, White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield. Wildlife Biologist Dave Rosgen discusses Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and others. Learn nest box construction, habitat, and more. For more information about the conservation Center, please visit the White Memorial Conservation Center’s website.
  • Gordon Bok in Concert: at 7:30 p.m. at the Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton. This Maine-based singer songwriter, instrumentalist sings about not just what he knows, but what he does. Gordon is a poet, woodcarver, instrument builder, storyteller, former professional sailor, and a songwriter-interpreter who plays 6 and 12-string guitars and cellamba. His fine CD A Rogues Gallery of Songs for 12-String was inspired by legendary players, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and Leo Kottke. Bok returns to Roaring Brook Nature Center with a new CD entitled Other Eyes and a book of songs and woodcarvings called Songs In The Wood. He will also perform songs from his albums Clear Away In The Morning, Fashioned In The Clay and Another Land Made of Water. Song highlights include: “McKeon’s Coming,” “Turning Toward The Morning,” “Duncan and Brady,” “The Ways of Man,” “Dillan Bay,” and “Mist Covered Mountains/Bonnie Galway.” Tickets: $17 at the door. For more information, please visit the Concert section of the Roaring Brook Nature Center website.
  • Have you added your green act to the Billion Acts of Green Campaign?: Check out our article …Billion Acts of Green ~ One Act At The Time… to learn how you can add your green act to the Billion Acts of Green Campaign being sponsored by the Earth Day network. Let us know what your green act is and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a New Hartford Farmers’ Market gift basket! Drawing will be at 12:00 NOON tomorrow, Sunday, so send in your entry NOW! See our April 22 article Shop Green and Other Acts of Greeness…
A view of the the center of New Hartford along the banks of the Farmington River from the Route 219 bridge on Monday afternoon, April 19.  Photo: Maria Moore

A view of the the center of New Hartford along the banks of the Farmington River from the Route 219 bridge on Monday afternoon, April 19. Photo: Maria Moore

Sunday, April 25, 2010:

  • Visit your favorite Church, Temple, Meditation Center or Meeting House: Be sure to make time today to visit your favorite church, temple, meditation center or meeting house for good fellowship and spiritual uplifting. For specific information about times of worship or meditation, please check out the list of links in our Houses of Worship tab in the sidebar on our front page.
  • Cancelled: Earth Weekend Spring Clean Up. Due to the wet weather, the Earth Weekend Spring Clean up scheduled for today has been cancelled. For more information, please see the cancellation notice we published earlier today from the New Hartford Land Trust.
  • Earth Day Plant Sale sponsored by Northwest Conservation Commission: from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. today at the Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63, Goshen. Huge number of native trees and shrubs! The Earth Day Plant Sale is the main fundraising event for the Northwest Conservation Commission. For more information on the plants available, prices, etc. please see the Plant Sale Catalog online. For more information on the Northwest Conservation Commission, please visit their Commission’s website.
  • Quilt and Needle Arts Show: from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. today at the Winchester Center Congregational Church, Route 263, Winchester Center. “Quilts of Valor” display, vendors, cafe, quilts and needle art on exhibit and some items for sale. Raffle quilt. Admission: $5.00, Seniors and Students $3.00, children 12 and under free, exhibitors free. For more information, please call: 860-379-2184.
  • Museum Kids Free Week at White Memorial Conservation Center: Free admission to Children ages 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. In Memory of Louise W. Willson. For more information about the conservation Center, please visit the White Memorial Conservation Center’s website.
  • Jekyll and Hyde, The Musical at Northwestern Regional #7: at 2:00 p.m. at the Northwestern Regional #7 Theater, 100 Battistoni Drive, Winsted. Admission: $5 today, Sunday.
  • Art and Spirituality Forum: The Artist – Shaman or Showman?: from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Wisdom House, 229 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield. How do artists see themselves? What effect does their work have on others? How can artists survive in a market driven society and still be faithful to themselves? Come meet artists who will be in conversation about these and other questions that touch their lives and work. Moderator: actor Jack Gilpin. Panelists: musician Joseph Firecrow; painter Ellen Griesedieck; radio show host Joseph Montebello; and Hana Sharif, director at Hartford Stage. Fee $15. For more information on Wisdom House programs, please visit the Programs section of the Wisdom House website.
  • Have you added your green act to the Billion Acts of Green Campaign ?: Check out our article …Billion Acts of Green ~ One Act At The Time… to learn how you can add your green act to the Billion Acts of Green Campaign being sponsored by the Earth Day network. Let us know what your green act is and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a New Hartford Farmers’ Market gift basket! Drawing has been extended to 6:00 p.m. this evening, Sunday, April 25 ~ so send your entry NOW! For more information, please see our April 25 article Deadline Extended: Tell Us About Your Act Of Green And Win A Gift Basket From The New Hartford Farmers’ Market.
Fishermen walking along the Farmington River near the Route 219 bridge.  Photo: Maria Moore from our archives

Fishermen walking along the Farmington River near the Route 219 bridge. Photo: Maria Moore from our archives

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