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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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