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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Flotation Workshop | June 26 12 & 2PM | The Institute for American Indian Studies | Washington, CT

Not all artifacts during an archaeological excavation are easy to spot in the screen. As a matter of fact, some of the most telling and important artifacts can be very difficult to separate from the soil. With a process called flotation, archaeologists run soil samples through water in order to preserve very small details, such as carbon samples or tiny shells. The lighter organic materials “float,” which gives the technique its name. Join our Research Department for an in-depth demonstration of this useful technique and a chance to try it for yourself. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club | June 30 7PM | The Institute for American Indian Studies 

Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our digital book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written by contemporary Native authors. This month, we will be reading and discussing The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King (Cherokee descent). Suffused with wit, anger, perception, and wisdom, this book is at once an engaging chronicle and a devastating subversion of history, insightfully distilling what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Join the virtual conversation hosted by IAIS Staff on ZOOM. In order to have a more intimate conversation, space is limited. Please visit our website ( to register through Eventbrite. This is a FREE event, but donations are appreciated.   

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The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden | Summer Experience for Children | Woodbury, CT

Enjoy unique summer experiences, filled with fun and hands-on learning at our 18th century historic site.  The staff includes talented educators who work to provide a safe and rich environment for children. Programs are designed to be accurate, interactive, exciting and to stimulate further interest in history, horticulture, early American trades and the arts.For more information, hours, program fees & registration forms visit their website.

Program Weeks

  • July 12-16: Hands on History
  • July 19-23: Art of the Garden

Individual Program Days

  • July 26: Colonial Lighting & Tin Lanterns
  • July 27: Colonial Cooking
  • July 29: Basket Making
  • July 30: Textiles & Simple Weaving


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Virtual Storytimes with Southbury Public Library | Facebook Live

Drop-In Storytime | Monday, June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 | 10:30AM

Join Miss Heather for stories and songs every Monday. Summer themes will include tails (animal tails & stories), dogs, cats, insects, the beach, ocean animals, insects, swimming, camping, and more! All ages welcome. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. No registration required.

Storytime with Katie | Wednesday, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 10:30AM

Join Miss Katie for stories and songs geared towards toddlers and older. Summer themes will include birds, outdoor adventures, treasure, grandparents, feeling, travel/transportation, names & more! All ages welcome. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. No registration required.

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

Our Favorite Books | Tuesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 12:00 pm live on Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook

Join us Tuesdays at noon on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook  page. Miss Heather will share some of our favorite picture books. Catch us live or watch it later. This program is recommended for ages 3-6; suitable for all ages. No registration required.

First Chapter Fridays | Friday, July 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 4:00 pm live on Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook

Join us Fridays at 4:00 pm on the Southbury Library Youth Services Facebook  page. Miss Heather will share the first chapter of fiction books. We’ll be exploring some of our favorite classics as well as the latest and greatest chapter books. Catch us live or watch it later. This program is recommended for grades 1-5; all ages welcome. No registration required.

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

Food Explorers: Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce | Thursday, July 8 5:00PM | 10:30AM | Live on Zoom

Join the Registered Dietitians from Food Explorers to make Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce! Pro tip – you will need to FREEZE your string cheese for one hour before class begins. Registration required. Recommended for ages 7 & up.

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

Friendship Bracelet Craft with Southbury Public Library | Friday, July 9 1:00PM | Live on Zoom

Have you ever wanted to know how to make your own friendship bracelets using colorful string? Join Kira & Katie live on Zoom to make Friendship Bracelets together. Register online and choose up to three colors of string and a charm bead for your personalized bracelet. Everything you’ll need to participate will be provided*. Pick up your craft packet any time after Thursday, July 1 during open library hours.Registration is required. All registrants will receive an email reminder and Zoom link the morning of the program.

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

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Little Britches Virtual 5K Walk/Run | June 26 8AM – June 28 8AM | Little Britches Therapeutic Riding

This event has run for the past seven years in the beautiful town of Bridgewater, allowing runners to enjoy a day of racing and fun activities for participants of all ages.  Little Britches has decided that this year’s 5k Run/Walk will be a virtual event once again. Please register here

The first 100 registered participants will receive a registration packet with a race t-shirt & a race bib. We are asking all participants to share pictures from wherever you are walking/running the day of the event and tag Little Britches in your social media posts. We also encourage participants to create a fundraising page.

For more information, contact us at

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Movies @ the Park | June 18 & 19 |  River Walk Pavilion | Washington, CT

Back by popular demand! Drive-in Movies will feature showings on “Date Night” Fridays and “Family Night” Saturdays. Gates open at 7:30 PM, Movie rolls at dusk. Listen through your car stereo (speakers will also be broadcasting sound).

Movies are FREE but donations are greatly appreciated and support our presenting these movies all summer. Details here.

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Workshop: Enhancing Your Images: Smartphone Photography in the Garden | June 25 9AM-2:30PM |  Hollister House Garden – Washington, CT

Hollister House Garden offers many creative photographic opportunities for knowledgeable users of smartphone/tablet cameras. This detailed class begins with an overview of basic camera systems. Following this overview participants will practice their new skills in specific situations in the garden. The session concludes with a review of some of the day’s images.

Thaddeus Kubis is an editorial, documentary and fine art photographer and instructor with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of photography.

HHG Members $95 | Non-members $120  Click here for registration information.

Art Workshop: Irises in Watercolor | June 26th 10AM-3:30PM |  Hollister House Garden – Washington, CT

Iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which possibly refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. Using layers of light transparent washes with step-by-step demonstrations, learn to portray the many hues and diaphanous qualities of this much-loved flower.

The watercolor workshops at Hollister House Garden are taught by Betsy Rogers-Knox. Betsy received a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from NYBG in 2006. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show in London where she was awarded the Silver Gilt Award.

Hollister House Garden Members $95 | Non-Members $120  Click here for registration information.

Art Workshop: Summer Farm Stand Edibles in Colored Pencil | July 23rd 10AM-3:30PM |  Hollister House Garden – Washington, CT

From farm to table to beautiful art, the unexpected and familiar shapes of the summer harvest are a feast for the senses. We will select from the greenmarket the best of vine, tree and soil as inspiration for our color pencil illustrations. Join us as you learn how to translate these delicious local seasonal fruits and vegetables into vivid works of art, using such techniques as layering colors, burnishing, embossing and more.  For the beginner to the advanced artist.

The colored pencil workshops at Hollister House Garden are taught by Jeanne Reiner. Jeanne Reiner is co-founder of the Tri-State Botanical Artists. She is a nationally recognized botanical artist who holds a certificate in botanical art from and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden as well as Hollister House Garden.

Hollister House Garden Members $95 | Non-Members $120  Click here for registration information.

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Highly Caffeinated 5K & Music Festival | August 21 | March Farm Bethlehem, CT 

Sponsored by Connecticut’s Highly Caffeinated triathlon team, this event combines our love of athletics, music, fundraising and of course coffee as we raise a bunch of money for an amazing cause! Click here for details and tickets.

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Arts Walk on Main Street | 3rd Thursday May – September |  Woodbury, CT

Arts Alliance of Woodbury presents Arts Walk. Every third Thursday of the month from May to September 2021. Visit Arts Alliance of Woodbury for details.

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Summer Camp with Woodbury Parks & Recreation | Starts June 28th, 2021 |  Woodbury ,CT

5 Week Summer Camp! Visit for details and registration!

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Audubon Summer Day Camp 2021 |  Southbury, CT

Campers at Bent of the River’s Audubon Summer Day Camp explore nature in a fun, safe environment within the 700 acres of our nature sanctuary. Audubon camp fosters curiosity through outdoor exploration that helps campers develop an understanding of the natural world. These unique experiences and adventures can grow into a lifelong appreciation for our environment. 

Camp Age Groups: Camp groups are arranged by grade. Naturalists are campers entering grades 1 – 4 in Fall 2021 and EcoDiscoverers are campers entering grades 5 – 8. Volunteer Junior Counselor opportunities are available for teens ages 14 – 18. For more information on junior counselor opportunities, email or call 203-405-9113.

Camp Hours & Length: Most camp sessions last one week, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *The Twilight Explorers week offered for EcoDiscoverers runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pricing: Tuition is $350 per camper per week

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ASAP! 2021 Summer Camp | July 26-30 and August 2-6 |  Washington,CT

Register online.

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WOW Summer Concert Series | Starts June 30th, 2021 | Hollow Park, Woodbury CT

Sounds of Summer Free Summer Concert Series! Wednesdays at 6:30pm. More details here.

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Farmers Market @ the Park | Saturdays through November | 10AM-1PM | Washington Depot, CT

Held in the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, the Washington Farmers Market features fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats from local farms. Averill, Kimberly, Ox Hollow, Shepaug Valley, Truelove, and Waldingfield farms are all frequent vendors at this market which usually takes place on Saturdays from 10 to 1. The farmers market’s season starts in June and runs until November. More details here

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