Current Calendar

 OCTOBER CALENDAR

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Exhibit of Flanders’ Art Committee Works at Walker Road Vineyards

Members of the Flanders Art Committee members will be displaying their work in painting, ceramics, mixed media, mosaic, drawing, and needle felting at an exhibit through October 22nd at Walker Road Vineyards located at 17 Walker Road in Woodbury. The vineyard is owned by Art Committee member Jim Frey and his wife.

 

A portion of proceeds from the sale of the artwork will support ongoing efforts to restore the studio and artwork of Natalie Van Vleck. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, October 22nd during the winery’s business hours of Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 PM.

  FOR KIDS

 

Kids Cooking After School

Young Chefs will discover local and farm fresh products, use fresh ingredients and find that creative cooking is all part of learning about food, science, and fun to grow up healthy and strong!  Each class the menu will vary from making jams and jellies, cookies and finding out how to make vegetables not appear or even taste like vegetables!  This program is offered to Grades 1 – 5.

Students can take the bus after school from Bethlehem or Mitchell to Flanders (or parents can drop off) at the Van Vleck house on the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road.
Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 25, November 1 & 8 | 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Location:  Van Vleck House
Cost: $60 for the 3-class series
Registration:  Click HERE

Farm School

It’s harvest time so let’s take a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Be prepared to meet a friendly scarecrow that passes out some treats! We will learn about the lifecycle of a pumpkin, our busy bee pollinators and pick your own pumpkin for a pumpkin painting party! (please dress for a mess)

Date/Time: Friday, October 27 | 9:30AM
Location: North Barn
Cost: $5 per child and caretaker for Flanders members/ $10 nonmembers
Registration: Click HERE

   FOR KIDS AND ADULTS 

A Tour Of The Autumn Night Sky

Families are invited to come out to Flanders to enjoy an evening of exploring the Autumn Sky by telescope. The program is being led by Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy club members Russ Leonard and Jim Kandefer who have a combined 100 years of observing the sky between them! Ask questions and learn more about the constellations, enjoy the best views of the rings of Saturn since 2003, explore the many star clusters within our Milky Way Galaxy, observe the distant Andromeda Galaxy through the large telescope they will be providing for the night and view deep space objects in color with a live view video eyepiece which will allow the group to observe through a small color monitor at the same time.

Dates/Time: Saturday, October 14 |Due to expected cloud cover, the program will be held Friday, October 20 | 7 PM 
Location: The Sugar House
Cost: members – FREE / $5 nonmembers.
Registration: Members – Click HERE (members are free, but registration is required)
Registration: Non-Members – Click HERE

2016 1st Place Winner – Rick Sereque

“Scenes of Fall” Photography Contest

Flanders is holding a photography contest from October 15 through November 10 with prizes for the best submissions based on composition, image quality, originality and the story the image tells. This “scenes of fall” photo contest is an invitation to capture the spirit of the autumn season in all of its color with images that might include foliage, or fall activities or events. The photos do not need to be taken on a Flanders’ property but instead can be taken anywhere that provides the photographer inspiration. Entries must be in digital formats of 6MB or less in size. All the submitted images will be judged by Flanders staff and experienced photography associates and shared in a special gallery on the Flanders website after the winners have been announced.

Dates: October 15 through November 10
Cost: 1 photo /$5.00, 2 /$7.00 and 3/$10.00, 4 / $13.00 and 5 / $15.00.
Registration: Click HERE
Photos can be submitted in digital format of no greater than 6 MB to flandersphotocontest@flandersnaturecenter.org

   FOR  ADULTS 

Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe

Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. The featured kit of the month is a trio of small birds. People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35. Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 26 | 7PM
Location: The Studio
Cost: Varies from $15-$35 depending on kit chosen or bring your own project and receive guidance for $10
Registration:  Please call (203) 263-3711  x10

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