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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Wild Edible Plant Walk | Saturday, July 31 | Holcomb Farm, West Granby, CT

Wild Edible Plant Walk @ Holcomb Farm in West Granby, CT: Two Coyotes master mentor Andy Dobos will introduce you to useful edible and medicinal wild plants. Learn about many of the plants that we see every day in the park, on the side of the road, or in the woods that can be useful to people for food, medicine and crafts. You’ll walk away with new awareness and appreciation for the wild plants growing all around us.

This FREE! event is intended for adults, although families are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). We will be outside the entire time. Please bring water, snacks, and sturdy walking shoes. This event is rain or shine so bring appropriate clothing. Be prepared to walk off trail for portions of this walk.

Learn more about Two Coyotes and Heartwood Wilderness Skills, our new adult apprenticeship program (where you’ll learn all about plants and so much more!) starting its second year at

Fire Skills Demo | Friday, August 20 | Sticks & Stones Farm, Newtown, CT

August 20th, Fire Skills Demo @ Sticks & Stones Farm in Newtown, CT: Making fire is one of the essential ways we can foster a deeper connection to the land on which we live. Deepen your relationship with one of humanity’s oldest tools as you learn from Two Coyotes master mentor Andy Dobos how to make fire from a few sticks and determination.

This FREE! event is intended for adults, although families are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). We will be outside the entire time. Please bring a water, snacks, and comfortable walking shoes. This event is rain or shine so be prepared with appropriate clothing.

Learn more about Two Coyotes and Heartwood Wilderness Skills, our adult apprenticeship program entering its second year this fall (where you’ll learn all about fire and more!) at

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Virtual Storytimes with Southbury Public Library | Facebook Live

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

Teen Program: Nailed It | Thursday, August 5 6:00PM | Live on Zoom

Will you nail it or fail it in this virtual Nailed It cupcake decorating competition? Starting Wednesday, August 4 you can pick up a supply kit (with a cupcake and some decorating supplies). No one will know what fancy cupcake we’ll be creating until the start of the program- when you’ll have 40 minutes to work on your cupcake creation! Participants will be connecting over Zoom from their own kitchens. Spots are limited. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

Please visit the library website to register or and see more information on classes like these!

Food Explorers: Caprese Mac & Cheese | Monday, August 9 5:00PM | Live on Zoom

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers and learn how to make a Caprese style Mac & Cheese. Ages 7 & up and families. Registration is required.

Please visit the library website to register or and see more information on classes like these!

Teen Program: DIY Watermelon Notebook Virtual Craft | Tuesday, August 10 2:00PM | Live on Zoom

Join us to make your own mini watermelon notebook! Learn a basic bookbinding technique to put this cute notebook together. This DIY tutorial is virtual over Zoom, but we will provide all the supplies you need except a pair of scissors. Pick up your supplies starting Monday, August 2 from the second floor Circulation Desk. Registration is required in order to reserve your supplies and spot and in order to receive Zoom credentials. Spots are limited. Grades 6-12. Registration required. 

Please visit the library website to register or and see more information on classes like these!

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Capturing the Light: An Introduction to Floral Still Life, presented by Thaddeus Kubis | August 7 10AM-3:30PM |  Hollister House Garden – Washington, CT

This class will focus on providing a detailed introduction to different approaches to floral still life photography.  Participants will learn to enhance image drama and depth through the interplay of light, shadow and compositional techniques.

After a practical overview and demonstrations, participants will experiment with a variety of setups, lighting conditions and subjects.  There will be opportunities to use natural and artificial light indoors, from three-point lighting and portable rigs to diffused flash and ambient light situations.  Outdoor examples will rely on using and enhancing available light.

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

To register, click here.

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Pink & Flow Fundraising Yoga Event | Saturday August 14 10:30AM – 12:30PM | Riverwalk Circuit Training (32 Progress Ave) Seymour, CT

Pink and Flow is a fundraising yoga event for Seymour Pink. The event will start with a one-hour yoga class for all levels and finish with healthy, refreshing smoothies and raffles. Register here!

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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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Farm to Flanders: The Ultimate Gourmet Picnic & Auction | August 22 Picnic Pickup 1 – 4 PM Live Music & Entertainment 2 – 6 PM | Van Vleck Farm & Nature Sanctuary, Woodbury CT

This annual event is an important benefit for Flanders. Support Flanders again this year by purchasing your ticket to the ultimate gourmet picnic. Your multi-course meal will be prepared by renowned chefs using local, farm fresh ingredients and packaged in a cooler tote you get to keep. The Van Vleck Farm & Nature Sanctuary promises scenic views, gardens in bloom, live music and farm animals in the pasture!

For details and purchasing information, click here.

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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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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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