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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Memorial Day Parade | Town of Woodbury | Sunday, May 29th 2PM 

From Woodbury Middle School, down Main Street to Cannon Green.

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Writer/Performance Workshop for Teens  | Woodbury Public Library | Mondays May 2nd-23rd 3PM

Do you a teen who loves the spoken word?  Do you have a passion for writing? Do you want to share your voice?  Join poet Leahjoy for a 4-week writer/performance workshop created just for teens at the Woodbury Public Library May 2 -23 at 3:00 pm.  Each week participants will do fun warmups and creative prompts, and share each other’s voice through poetry, story and words.  You’ll even have a chance to perform your work in front of a live audience at “Poetry in the Park” on June 4th!

 Please register for this program open to area teens in grade 6-12 who have an interest in poetry and the spoken word.  Register on the Library’s website or call 203-263-3502 for more information. 

Woodbury Eats Local: Chocolate | Woodbury Public Library | Wednesday, May 25th 6:30PM

Woodbury Eats Local is a combined program series celebrating local purveyors of fine food.  The series is curated by the Woodbury Senior Community Center, the Woodbury Public Library and the Woodbury Parks & Rec and the programs will be presented at the Woodbury Senior Community Center.  Reservations can be made on the Woodbury Library’s website or by calling 203-263-3502.

Learn Video Production with Western CT Community Television | Woodbury Public Library | Thursday, June 2nd 6:30PM

Join Public Access Coordinator Mark Ingram from Western CT Community Television for a free video production training class at the Woodbury Public Library on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 PM.  The ‘hands-on’ training includes studio/control room production, film editing, and use of field production cameras and Go Pros.  The training equipment will be avaible to loan to the residents who have successfully completed the WCCT training course.  During the program, the Public Access Coordinator will describe and demonstrate the equipment available and review the training classes offered, in addition to discussing how easy it is to have a program series or special aired on Charter Communication’s Public Access channel.  Western CT Community Television is the public access channel for the following 21 towns: Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Sherman, New Fairfield, New Milford, Roxbury, Woodbury, Southbury, Washington, Bethlehem, Kent, Colebrook, Winsted, Barkhamsted, New Hartford, Harwinton and the west half of Hartland.  Please register for this free program open to area residents at or call 203-263-3502 for more information.

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Artists and Photographers | Beginning Wednesday, June 1st  9am-1pm

Beginning Wednesday, June 1 and continuing through August 31, Hollister House Garden welcomes artists and photographers to come and be inspired by the beauty of the garden in the morning light. Admission $5 per person.

Yoga for Gardeners, presented by Julie Haesch | Wednesday, June 1st 4:30-5:30pm

Classes are open to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. 

Art Workshop: Peonies with Colored Pencil, Presented by Jeanne Reiner | Friday, June 3rd 10-3:30pm

Capture the stages of these flowers from bud to blossom using colored pencil. Suitable for the beginner or advanced artist.

First Fridays | Friday, June 3rd, 6-8pm

Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors, enjoy a glass of wine and see the beauty of the garden in a different light. Reservations are not required. A $10 per person donation is requested (includes a glass of wine).

Family Day at Hollister House Garden | Sunday, June 5th 1-4pm

Children, parents, grandparents and other family members for a day of learning and fun! Admission is free, but guests are strongly encouraged to register ahead of time to help us plan! 

Art Workshop: Botanical Cyanotypes for Beginners, Presented by Madge Evers | Friday, June 17th 10-1:00 pm

Magical and simple cyanotypes are a camera less technique that results in graphic blue and white prints. Participants are encouraged to bring objects or pressed plants with interesting silhouettes from home to use in their compositions.

Flower Arranging with Anderson Acres Farm  |  Thursday, June 23rd 5-7:30pm

Come learn about the art of making a hand-tied flower bouquet from the Anderson Acres Farm team. This is a hands-on program. We will provide a vase, in-season flowers, foliage and foraged materials to help you create a magnificent arrangement to take home. Advance registration required.

Go Beyond the Basics: Smartphone Photography for the Garden, Presented by Thad Kubis | Friday, June 24th 10am-3:30pm

This full-day course will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to all aspects of garden-based smartphone and tablet photography.

First Fridays | Friday, July 1st 6-8pm

Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors, enjoy a glass of wine and see the beauty of the garden in a different light. Reservations are not required. A $10 per person donation is requested (includes a glass of wine).

Yoga for Gardeners, presented by Julie Haesch | Wednesday, July 6th 4:30-5:30pm

Classes are open to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. 

Plein Air Painting, presented by Agnes Wnuk | July 8th  3-6:30pm 

Learn how to capture the light and shadow, colors and the structure of a garden. An initial classroom lesson will be followed by an extended drawing and painting session, with plenty of drawing and watercolor tips for managing painting outdoors.

Watercolor Art Workshop: Lilies of the Field, Presented by Betsy Rogers-Knox | Wednesday, July 15th  10am – 3:30 pm

Learn to portray these beauties in watercolor with step- by-step demonstrations and plenty of personal attention.

Art Workshop: Poppies in Colored Pencil, Presented by Jeanne Reiner | Friday, July 22nd  10am – 3:30 pm

Capture the stages of these flowers from bud to blossom using colored pencil. Suitable for the beginner or advanced artist.

iPhone Photography Editing, Presented by Thad Kubis | Friday, July 29th  10am – 3:30 pm

This full-day course will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to all aspects of garden-based smartphone and tablet photography.

Watercolor Workshop: Garden Journaling II, Presented by Betsy Rogers-Knox | Friday, August 5th 10-3:30pm 

Learn how to set up and use a garden journal to capture the ever-changing beauty in your garden as well as other natural habitats you may visit throughout the year.

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Summer Internship Opportunities with Steep Rock Association
Steep Rock Association is hiring summer interns!  We are recruiting college and high school students who want to make a difference in our community this summer, gain real-world skills in land conservation, sustainable agriculture and nonprofit management, and have fun in the process. 

    For more information, visit

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    Arts Walk | Arts Alliance of Woodbury | Thursday, May 19th 5-8PM

    The Arts Alliance of Woodbury will host its first Arts Walk of the season from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, along Main Street South.

    Artists, musicians, poets and dancers will be on hand, offering demonstrations and works for sale, music and dance performances and spoken word throughout the evening.

    For additional information: Bill Geddes,

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    Flanders Field & Forest 5k | Flanders Nature Center | June 3rd 6PM

    All ages/run through the woods and fields of Flanders, officially timed by Fast Track Timing. This exciting community event will also feature food from GV Bites, Weenie Lynns and Polar Sweets. New this year, enjoy drinks after the race at the Mobile Pub. Enjoy music and a fun atmosphere at the Sugar House with the Bluesyland Band.
    Registration is open until June 2nd and the race takes place on June 3rd at 6 pm. Same day registration is also available for an additional cost. We hope you will come enjoy this scenic and unique trail run. 

      For more information, visit

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      Catherine’s Butterfly Party | Newtown, CT | June 11th 12-4 PM

      Every year, Catherine asked for a birthday party that would bring all her favorite animals together. Catherine’s Butterfly Party is that wish fulfilled, bringing hundreds of adoptable animals to potential adopters at NO COST to the rescues. We are honored to welcome these special organizations on the front lines of animal welfare, making a difference and saving lives every day. Remember…adopt don’t shop!

        For more information, visit

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        13th Annual Summer Solstice | Washington Art Association | Saturday, June 25th 6PM

        The Washington Art Association and Gallery (WAA) is thrilled to announce the return of our Summer Solstice Festival .

        Once again, the renowned “Soul of Solstice”, Abdo Ballester, will orchestrate a fabulous feast for all senses. Move to the sound of the live Cuban music of OCHUN. Thrill and sway to the Caribbean vibe of the renowned Thelma Ladiera and her Brazillian Dancers. All while savoring a veritable feast of foods produced and provided by over 20 of our favorite chefs. And, of course, what better way to toast this celebratory evening than with the very drinks that made our Abdo the “King of Mojitos”. Join us as we usher in this long-awaited festival and summer at the “FESTA” pop up space by Washington Town Hall. 

        To purchase Tickets for Summer Solstice 2022


        Call WAA   860-868-2020

        Or email

        $75 advance purchase or $100 at the door.

        All proceeds from Summer Solstice Festival directly support WAA programming for studio classes and workshops, innovative exhibitions and special events.

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        Drop-In Storytime  Monday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 10:30 am.

        Join Miss Heather for stories, rhymes, and a small craft. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required.

        PJ Storytime – Thursday, June 9 & 30 at 6:00 pm. 

        Join Miss Katie for bedtime stories, songs, and a small craft. All ages are welcome and there is no registration required.

        Babies & Books is a lapsit for children 6 to 24 months and their parents/caregivers. Listen to short stories and songs. This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.

        Toddler Time is for children ages 2 & 3 years and their parents/caregivers. Listen to stories and complete a small craft. This group meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

        Stories & Crafts is for children ages 4 & 5 able to sit and pay attention independently. Listen to stories and complete a craft or activity. This group meets on Thursdays at 10:30 am.

        All storytimes are sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Registration is required for all programs. Space is limited. Register online: Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at for program details and registration information.

        Visit SouthburyLibrary.Org for all upcoming programs. There’s something for everyone – from young children all the way to adults. Drop-in Story Times, Crafts, Cooking, Coloring, Movies, Teen Advisory Board and more!

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        ASAP! Celebrates Community | The Frederick Gunn School | June 4th | 5:30pm

        ASAP!’s annual fundraising gala celebrates community with a festive evening hosted by actor and producer Tim Daly. Dance to live music by the incredible 9 piece ETA band, and enjoy beautifully crafted local food and an open bar. This year, we gather in honor of longtime board member Rob Parker, whose passion for education and arts-infused learning propelled ASAP! to where it is today. See you there! Learn more on ASAP!’s website

        Summer Camp 2022 | ASAP! August 1 – 12 | 9AM-3PM

        Join us at beautiful Warren Woods for ASAP! Summer Camp 2022! This year, campers will decide what they want to experience each day: choose from ASAP! specialties like circus, visual art, music and dance or break from the classics to hike, play in the water, build a fort or add to the mural! This year’s 2-week summer camp will end in festivities with family and friends so campers can show what they’ve created and caregivers can experience some of the fun for themselves. This is a nut-free camp, and organic snacks will be provided.

        Register before April 1 and save! Visit our website for more information!

        Summer Theater | The Palace Theater July 6th-8th & July 11th-15th | 9AM-12PM

        Girls of color explore contemporary Black American theater and practice the craft of physical storytelling in these active, engaging summer sessions. The works of Black playwrights like August Wilson, Dominique Morisseu, Barry Jenkins, Lynn Nottage, Katori Hall, and others are studied and provide a framework for identifying how theater is used as a vehicle for cross-cultural connection, social action, and collective healing. Participants practice movement, voice, and speech exercises, and combine what they learn to discover how to take the principles of connection, action and healing beyond the black box doors into their everyday lives. The course culminates in a final production which is open to the public. Learn more on ASAP!’s website

        To register contact 

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         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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        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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