Workshops, classes, & seminars: Something to be learned
Begins at Flanders
Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, has begun. Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both at their nature center and around the town of Woodbury. The entire family will be fascinated by the maple sugar-making process at this fully-functioning Sugar House. Tapping Day is Saturday, February 2 at 9:30 am.
Maple Syrup Demonstrations: Everyone is welcomed to drop by the Sugar House as Flanders staff and volunteers will demonstrate turning the sap from over 200 trees on the property and throughout town into syrup with an entertaining mix of science, stories, and humor. Saturdays and Sundays, February 23, 24 /March 2, 3, 9, 10/ 1 – 4 pm. Cost is $3 per person.
Don’t miss the March 3rd. Pancake Breakfast where Flanders syrup will be served.
Saturday, February 2, 9:30 am
Donations are welcome
The Sugar House
located a quarter a mile up on the right from
the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road
203.263.3711, ext. 10
The Edge of Anarchy
The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America tells the dramatic story of the explosive 1894 clash of industry, labor, and government that shook the nation and marked a turning point for America. Many of the themes could be taken from today’s headlines―upheaval in America’s industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. The Edge of Anarchy offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history.
“Pay attention, because The Edge of Anarchy not only captures the flickering Kinetoscopic spirit of one of the great Labor-Capital showdowns in American history, it helps focus today’s great debates over the power of economic concentration and the rights and futures of American workers.” ―Brian Alexander, author of Glass House
The White Hart Speaker Series is presented by Oblong Books & Music in collaboration with The White Hart Inn and Scoville Memorial Library.
Thursday, February 7, 6 pm
RSVP is required
The White Hart Inn
15 Under Mountain Road
Flanders invites the public to come to experience the power of group drumming where spirit and an open heart are more important than skill. Bring your drum and release stress while helping create a sense of community through an organic rhythmic connection. The program is being led by Stephanie Boisits a licensed Creative Arts Therapist who specializes in group therapy in adult inpatient psychiatry. Drumming is one of her favorite activities as she sees patients organize and connect to each other through rhythm. She is constantly surprised at the power and cohesiveness of rhythm and how it can wake a person’s inner self. All are welcome. Limited drums will be available for use, please try to bring your own instrument.
Sunday, February 24, 4 pm
$5 members; $10 non-members
5 Church Hill Road