Winter Farmers Markets
There are two more indoor winter farmers markets: April 1 and 15. The markets are in Town Hall, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first outdoor market of the year will be on May 13.
Appalachian Trail Slide Presentation
On Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Norfolk Library, Sam Ducharme will present “Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail.” After 20 years working in Connecticut’s prisons, Ducharme decided to embark on the Appalachian Trail. During his six-month, 2,180-mile journey, he documented the rugged beauty of nature, the hardships encountered on the trail, and instances of humanity at its finest. His images and stories will leave you with a renewed sense of awe at the beauty of our country and its people.
Community Potluck Lunch
The Church of Christ cordially invites you to a community potluck luncheon on April 7 at 12 p.m. in Battell Chapel. Please bring a friend and a dish to share!
Writers-in-Conversation Series at the Norfolk Library
How do you tell an entertaining story from the point of view of a young Jewish boy in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation? Or share what it feels like when your mixed-race son starts comprehending racism? On April 22, at 11 a.m., the Norfolk Library will host a roundtable discussion “That’s So Funny, It’s Sad” with award-winning authors Jim Shepard (“The Book of Aron” and “The World to Come”) and Mira Jacob (“The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing”). Moderated by local author Courtney Maum, the conversation will explore dark humor’s power to convince, empower and disrupt.
Earth Day Cleanup
Meet on the village green at 9 on Saturday morning, April 22, to participate in two hours of cleaning up Norfolk in honor of Earth Day. Rain date is April 29.
Colebrook Historical Society Annual Meeting
The Colebrook Historical Society cordially invites you to attend our annual meeting on Sunday, April 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. We’re still finalizing our plans for a guest speaker, but we have several exciting possibilities. A reception with refreshments will follow. The meeting will be held at the historic Seymour Inn, located at the corner of Routes 183 and 182A in the center of Colebrook. All are most welcome.
Angels of Stories Collecting Donations
Angels of Stories is collecting book and puzzle donations for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Angels of Stories was started by three friends—Lydia Beers, Erin Daley and Morgan Rentler—who have received a grant from Kindness in Motion at Northwest Regional Middle School. You can donate crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, board games and new or used books. Cash donations will be used to buy e-readers for the children to use at CMCC. Donations will be accepted through April. Donation boxes are at Botelle, the middle school and the Norfolk Library.
Pre-K Screening at Botelle
Pre-kindergarten screening will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at Botelle School. All children born in 2013 or on January 1, 2014, are eligible for enrollment in the pre-kindergarten program for the 2017-18 school year. Appointments are necessary. Call 860-542-5286, ext. 200. And please contact the school office to get on the list to receive upcoming mailings.
Colebrook Fair Vendors Wanted
The Colebrook Fair Committee is seeking vendors to participate in the 73rd annual Colebrook Fair, to be held Saturday, September 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Colebrook Center. A space 10 by 12 feet is available for $25 if paid by August 1. For more information, visit www.colebrookfair.weebly.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-379-3359, ext. 213.