July

Needle Felting Workshop

Adults
Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. Featured kits this month include Hen($15) and Large Hen($30); Needles and foam are an additional $5. Hen is suitable for beginners and has enough wool to make one 3" sculpture in class and another at home. The Large Hen kit has enough wool and curly fiber for one 8-10" hen and is a project for several evenings. Other assorted kits will be available for purchase. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it.
Date/Time:Thursday July 17 /7 PM
Cost:Varies depending on size of project kit (see above) ; There is a $5 savings for those bringing their own needles and foam.
Location:South Farm House

Flanders’ Forest Fairies & Woodland Wizards Festival

For All
Magical houses of forest faeries and woodland wizards will enchant the trails and grounds of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, 5 Church Hill Road, on July 19 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Flanders Forest Faeries & Woodland Wizards Festival. Rain date is July 20. In addition to the wonderful faerie house displays and costumed participants the festival also features Cyril the Sorcerer, live owls, music, entertainment, activities, vendors and great food. Admission to the festival is $5 per person/ $15 per family and $30 for groups of 8 or more. Children under 5 are admitted free. Watch our facebook page for hints on how to find specially marked fairies hidden on the Flanders trails and win free admission! We also invite you to get started building your own Faerie/Wizard house for display at the festival! We are looking for a few volunteers to help us with setup, supervising activities, etc. Please call for more information if you are interested in helping us out!
Dates/Times:Saturday, July 19/10 am – 3 pm (Rain date: Sunday, July 20)
Cost: $5 per person/ $15 per family/ $30 for groups of 8 or more. Children under 5 are admitted free.
Location: Sugar House and Trail House

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle Program

Adults
The Emerald Ash Borer, an exotic beetle whose larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees disrupting its ability to transport water and nutrients is making its way through CT and destroying our ash trees. Forester Bud Neal has been working on this issue for years and will give a talk on what this means and what can be done about it. Join them for an interesting, informative evening.
Dates/Times:Wednesday, July 30 /6:30 PM
Cost:Free. To register online, click here.
LocationThe Studio

Ongoing

Flanders Bee-Ginnings Workshops

Adults
Flanders invites you to join our Bee-ginnings Bee School for hands on experience with honey bees. The Bee-ginning workshops promote the importance of pollinators and provide an opportunity for participants to learn all about keeping honey bees. Monthly meetings from January - November with Kevin Barry, an experienced local beekeeper who will offer educational opportunities to monitor hives during the entire season.
Date/Time:Sunday, July 13/ 3PM
Focus:hive inspection at the bee yard on Flanders Road
Cost:$75 members/ $100 non-members covers all of the workshops for the year.
To download a flyer of the entire list of ongoing workshops through November 2014, click here.

Catalog of Natalie Van Vleck Artwork For Sale

In the Natural State: The Nude in the Art of Natalie Van Vleck The first color catalog of the artwork of Natalie Van Vleck (1901-1981), founder of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, published Summer 2004, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, twelve pages, twenty-one illustrations in color, and an essay on the art of Natalie Van Vleck, by curator of the exhibition, Marc Chabot.
Cost:$10 each
Please call 203-263-3711 Ext. 10 to order catalog and/or poster

Own a Poster of a Natalie Van Vleck Painting

Flanders is offering for sale a 11" x 17" full-color poster of a painting by Flanders founder Natalie Van Vleck , titled ">Flanders"White Salt Box House and Red Barns, Woodbury". The poster reproduces her original 30” x 36” oil on canvas painted in her studio at Flanders in 1929.
Cost:$5 each
Please call 203-263-3711 Ext. 10 to order catalog and/or poster

Flanders’ Fabulous Summer Series 2014 - OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE!

Do you want more than just a traditional “day camp” for your child this summer? Are you searching for a summer experience that will open your child’s eyes to the wonders of the natural world? Flanders’ popular Summer Series is the answer. On a 200-acre campus of forest, field, farm and pond, children learn about nature, art, agriculture and ecology in a healthy and stimulating outdoor environment. You’ll want to enroll your child in the morning, lunchtime garden and afternoon sessions, all summer long for full days of Flanders fun! But hurry, summer sessions fill up quickly!
Click here to register today! Click here to download a flyer.

ASAP (After School Arts Program) will be holding an Art and Nature Week at Flanders from June 23rd through June 27th for students ages 6 – 12, offering their students the opportunity to be inspired by the outdoors. Campers will learn different hand building clay techniques, study plants grown from their own gardens which can be used to make natural dyes, dye t-shirts and fabric, draw and paint in fields and forests, and simply take time to explore the nature center, build, and just be outside.
Click here (opens a new window) for more information.

To register for any programs, call 203-263-3711.

 

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