Adult Programs

From growing organic vegetables and flowers in a community garden plot to celebrating the seasons or learning more about nature, the environment and the arts, Flanders offers a variety of special activities for adults.

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

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

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

Programs in the Community

From autumn traditions to holiday decorations, Flanders talented educators can bring seasonal programs to your business or organization. It’s a perfect activity for senior centers, youth groups, scout troops, religious organizations, service clubs, corporations or any group looking for an out-of-the-ordinary learning experience. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. 10 participant minimum. Volunteers are welcome to help! Call (203) 263-3711 to inquire about our monthly, nature-themed programs that may be just right for your group or organization

Annual Activities at Flanders

Four Seasons of Flanders Benefit Auction and Gala
Maple Celebrations
Farm Day
Autumn Festival
Winter Holiday Programs
Community Garden


For more information, contact us.
To join or renew your membership, please click here.
To register for any of the adult programs at Flanders, call 203-263-3711.
To download a flyer of the current calendar of adult events, click here.

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