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Adult Programs

Registration is required for all programs.
Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

Sundays, March 1 and April 5, 12 – 3 p.m.
Bring your knitting projects or spinning wheels and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with seasoned knitters and spinners who will coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels. Beautiful skeins of our yarn will be available for sale.

This program is free, but donations in support of our fleecy flock are welcome!

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Pysanky Egg Workshop

Saturday, April 4, 2 – 4 p.m.
We are so excited that talented artist, Chanel Dupare, will be returning to teach the traditional Ukranian art of Pysanky. Using a wax-resist dyeing method you will learn this delicate meditative craft and leave with a beautiful creation for your home or to share as a special gift.

    $15 per member, $20 per non-member

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A Discussion about Climate Change- No Politics, Just the Facts!

Thursday, April 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Climate Action is the international theme of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in April. We are thrilled to be welcoming inspiring speaker Tom Socha. Tom trained with Al Gore to become a Climate Reality Leader. He will talk about the causes and impacts of climate change and share what individuals, groups and entire communities are doing to address this worldwide problem. Tom is also an active member of the Sustainable Weston Committee.
    FREE — Thanks to the Schroeder Education Fund

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Butterflies In My Backyard!

Sunday, April 19, 2 – 3 p.m.
Spend a fascinating afternoon with Redding’s own enthusiastic lepidopterist, Victor DeMasi, who will share his engaging presentation on butterflies and their important role in our environment.
Learn some fascinating life histories of both rare and common species that he has observed in his 40 years of stewardship. He will also bring along an impressive display of museum quality specimens. Victor is a curatorial affiliate at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, CT. He has also contributed articles to scientific publications and his mark-recapture study with Swallowtail butterflies was recently cited in the book “Swallowtails of the Americas”.

We are proud to be a part of The Redding Pollinator Pathway

   $10 per member, $15 per non-member

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Wildflower Ramble & Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Each year in memory of one of our founding Board members, Helen Hermes, we take a leisurely stroll down our stream-side trail to discover some of her favorite spring ephemerals. Trout Lily, Rue Anemone, Dutchman’s Breeches, Trillium, and Spring Beauties will all be here to greet you! Bring a brown bag lunch and share happy conversations on our balcony as you enjoy the weeping cherry blossoms and views into our early spring pastures.

FREE — Thanks to the Schroeder Education Fund

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What Do You Know About Ticks?

Thursday, April 23, 7 – 8 p.m.
Professor Dr. Neeta Pardanani Connally, Director of the Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University, will help us to better understand the world of ticks, their habits and habitats, as well as how we can safely coexist. This is surely a current topic that needs more understanding and information for people that live in CT.

    $10 per member, $15 per non-member

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Birding & Breakfast with Miley Bull

Wednesday, May 6, 7 – 9 a.m.
Miley Bull is a one of kind treasure, a well-known ornithologist, a world traveler, a raconteur, and CT Audubon Society’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation. Please join Miley for a fascinating morning in search of spring warblers, bluebirds, swallows, and other feathered residents. Breakfast treats await when you return to the Learning Center.

     $10 per member, $15 per non-member

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Getting Down to Earth with Garden Chemistry

Thursday, May 7, 7 – 9 p.m.
Advanced Master Gardener, Master Composter, and engaging speaker, Dr. Thomas MacGregor, will help you to understand the role chemistry plays in your garden from spring soil preparation through autumn harvest. In the last seven years Tom has researched, documented, and compiled a notebook full of practical advice, tricks, tips, and interesting facts consistent with his chemistry training. This program is guaranteed to provide insight on how to solve your gardening problems!

     $15 per member, $20 per non-member

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More Plants Please…Plant Based Cooking

Thursday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join guest instructor Celeste Cobb and learn what it takes to make a delicious wholly plant based meal. She will show you how easy it can be to shop, prepare and serve a nutritionally rich meal your entire family will enjoy. Celeste will prepare a 3-course tasting for you, answer questions, dispel misconceptions, and help you to discover the wealth of resources and products available to those interested in plant based cooking!
Registration is required, space is limited.

      $20 per member, $25 per non-member

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If you would like to view samples of past programs, past calendars can be found here.