Share the Goodness: Community Events

At New Morning Market, not only can you discover new foods, flavors and products, but also a whole community of goodness.

 

Check out upcoming local events below:

 

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Community and Justice Panel  | Green Village Initiative | Monday, January 17th at 5:30PM on ZOOM 

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! GVI and University of Bridgeport invite you to a panel of Bridgeport community organizers who will be discussing different ways to pledge service to our community. Please join us on this national day of service to honor MLK’s legacy of justice and community building. Though we can’t gather and take action on this day, we can still pledge to take action. Join here.

Ask a Farmer Panel | Green Village Initiative | Monday, January 31st at 5:30PM on ZOOM 

Join urban farmers all around Connecticut for tips of the trade to prepare for the upcoming growing season! Join here

Community Rooting Conversations with Farmer Ellie | Green Village Initiative | Every Wednesday at 6:30PM on ZOOM 

Learn how you can help GVI secure its farmland on Reservoir Avenue to grow food, knowledge, leadership and community!  Join here

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Babysitting Certification Course  | Woodbury Parks & Rec | Saturday, March 19th 10AM-2PM

Have you always wanted to be a babysitter? In this program, you will learn basic information on child development; bottles and feeding children, diaper changing, potty time, temper tantrums, appropriate toys and play for all ages, allergies, safety, information gathered from parents, and cover situations related to police, fire, health safety and basic first aid. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion once you have completed the course. Register here.

One-Day Safe Boating & Personal Watercraft Safety Certification  | Woodbury Parks & Rec | March 12th, April 2nd, May 7th

A complete, updated safe boating certification course taught in one 8-hour day. Classes begin promptly at 8:30 am and end by 4:30 pm. You must attend the entire 8 hour session to become certified. Old Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd, Woodbury. This class includes the newest requirement for towing skiers & tubes. Register here

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Backyard Beekeeping | Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary | January 29th – October 8th

Have you heard the buzz? Backyard Beekeeping classes are coming back to the sanctuary for 2022! Programs are available for every skill and interest level from basic, intermediate, or advanced. So, whether you’re just curious about beekeeping, already managing your own apiary or looking to expand your colonies, we’ve got you covered as you learn the time-honored tradition of keeping and caring for bees. All classes are led by Peter Ferreira, certified master beekeeper. Register here! 
 
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Art @ the Park | Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens | January 15th – February 7th

The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is pleased to partner with KMR Arts to present “Goodnight My Love”, a photography exhibit by Ernest C. Withers. The exhibit documents the Civil Rights Movement in the South from the late 1940s through the 1960s. We hope you join us for the opening reception of this exhibit on Monday, January 17th from 2-5pm. The exhibit will be on view through February 7th.
 
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Virtual Storytimes with Southbury Public Library | Facebook Live

Please visit the library website to register or for more information.

Children’s Programs:

STEAMonday: Snow Painting | Monday, January 24th 4:15PM | Kingsley Room 

Join Tiny Food Explorers for some fun with food! You’ll make a hands-on healthy snack that even the pickiest of eaters will be keen to try. All snack ingredients will be nut free but may contain dairy. No food will be shared. Ages 2-5 & caregivers.  Registration is required

Sock Platypus Craft | Thursday, January 27th 4:30PM | Kingsley Room 

Join Miss Heather and Miss Katie to make your very own sock platypus craft. Grades 2-5. Registration required.

Food Explorers Online: Veggie Lasagna Soup | Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:30PM | ZOOM

Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers to make a warm and cozy dinner. We’re making Veggie Lasagna Soup! Participants will receive a Zoom link and credentials the morning of the program. Recommended for ages 7 & up. Registration required here.

We Love Art | Tuesday, February 8th & Tuesday, February 15th at 4:30PM | Storytime Room 

Do you love art? Miss Renee and Miss Katie will host two special art programs. Space is limited. Registration required.

STEAMonday: Valen-Slime | Monday, February 14th at 4:15PM | Kingsley Room 

We’re making a Valentine’s Day themed version of our favorite slime. Grades 2-5. Registration required.

Teen Programs:

Food Explorers Online: Whoopie Pies | Wednesday, January 19th 5-6PM | Zoom

Join Food Explorers to make Whoopie Pies! These delicious thick chocolate cakey cookies are filled with a creamy marshmallow filling (with no gelatin). Cook along with us over Zoom from the comfort of your very own kitchen. Space is limited for time to answer individual questions and walk everyone through this program. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here. Grades 6-12 and their families. Space is limited. Registration required.

Please visit the library website to register and check out more events like these throughout the winter months!

 

Food Explorers Online: Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies | Wednesday, February 16th 5-6PM | Zoom

Join Food Explorers to make Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies! This recipe takes your average brownie up a notch with a raspberry cheesecake filling. Cook along with us over Zoom from the comfort of your very own kitchen. Space is limited for time to answer individual questions and walk everyone through this program. Find out the ingredients list and register on our website here. You will need an electric mixer. Grades 6-12 and their families. Space is limited. Registration required.

Please visit the library website to register and check out more events like these throughout the winter months!

Teen Advisory Board | Tuesday, February 22nd 6-7PM | Youth Services Tutor Center 

We are looking for creative, energetic volunteers in grades 6-12 who are interested in making a difference at the Southbury Public Library! Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members can directly influence our teen book and AV collections, teen programming and events, and other teen services. Each monthly meeting opens with a discussion about ideas for programs, materials, and more and closes out with some special volunteer projects. If you are interested in serving on the Teen Advisory Board, you can apply to be considered on our website at www.southburylibrary.org/tab.

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Snowshoeing | Woodbury Public Library 

Snowshoes available for you to borrow at the Woodbury Library!

In an effort to give our patrons an opportunity to try something new and get outside, we are happy to announce that we have a limited number of adult and child sized snowshoes available to borrow to see if you like this outdoor sport.

Get your library card ready, head to the Woodbury Library and borrow a pair of snowshoes for a 1-week period. (No renewals.) You will need a sturdy pair of boots for the snowshoes to strap onto.

Head out into your backyard, the Hollow, Three Rivers or another local spot to try them out. 

If you’d like, we encourage you to take a picture and send it to us so we can publish it on our Facebook page!

You may call the Woodbury Library to check on availability at 203-263-3502.

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2nd Annual Celebration of Young Game Designers | ASAP! | Decemeber 1st- February 1st

Students in grades 3-12 are invited to submit their ideas for a video game to be judged by a panel of professionals in the field. The top selected will be invited to participate in a game jam weekend, providing a unique chance to collaborate with a professional team and learn about the many skills and creative processes needed in the creation of a real video game. Submissions are open from December 1st, 2021 to February 1st, 2022. Visit our website for more information on how to submit!
 
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Great Backyard Bird Count Hike | Audubon Bent of the River Southbury, CT | February 19th 9:00-11:30AM 

During the GBBC, people from around the world count wild birds on the same weekend and then submit their data online for scientists to use in their research. We will meet here at the Bent of the River and count birds while we hike. Register here
 
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Girl Trek  | Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury | Saturdays at 10AM

GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement. To start walking with the local Waterbury Chapter, register here, or contact Waterbury GirlTrek Team Leader, Arlanda Brantley

Resident Leadership Training Program | Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury | NEXT CLASS BEGINS FEBRUARY 12, 2022!

This program is designed based on NeighborWorks America’s curriculum to support and develop local residents’ engagement, leadership, and participation in their communities. 

The primary goals of this program are to transfer concrete leadership skills and increase people’s sense of being agents of change. 

The RLT program consists of 8 courses. Participants are required to attend all classes in order to receive their Resident Leadership Graduate Certificate; with the potential to participate in a national, all-expenses-paid, conference. In addition, all participants are expected to volunteer their time, 1x/month, contributing to a group project, upon completion of the course.

 

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(Note: We prioritize events that align with New Morning Market’s guiding principles. We will refrain from posting events
that are religious, political or outside our guiding principles.)

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