NWP Upcoming Programs
Upcoming Programs at Northwest Park
September 15: The Friends of Northwest Park present the 36th Annual Country Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Northwest Park. Come enjoy some good old fashioned fun for the entire family including entertainment, hay rides, pony rides and games galore. Decorate a pumpkin, build a scarecrow; enter the crafts, flower and kitchen and garden competitions; visit the food court for a variety of items presented by local civic organizations. Find a good bargain at the silent auction, the proceeds from which will be dedicated to the upgrade and expansion of the maple sugar shack. Rounding out the day will be many demonstrations by local organizations, students, boy scouts and Northwest Park staff as well as the popular CTChip (Child Identification Program). New this year from UCONN’s Hartford County Co-Op Extension, the Master Gardeners program will be on hand at the organic garden to answer your questions. Stop by for a tour, a taste of this year’s produce, and a few fun Challenges for kids and adults alike. Rain date: Sunday, September 16, noon to 4:00 PM. $4.00 kids, $5.00 adults, children 3 and under free.
September 20: The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum will hold a Plant Nite fundraiser at Northwest Park from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Guests will create their own succulent arrangement in a modern rectangular wooden planter. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased using the event link on the museum’s Facebook page. For ages 21+. Please call 860-285-1888 for more information.
September 23: Come out to Northwest Park for Tree, Plant, and Wild Edibles Hike from 1PM-3PM. Join naturalist Aimee Gelinas M.Ed, Director and co-founder of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center on an early fall hike through Northwest Park to learn about trees as they change color, plants, wild edibles as well as ecology and tips on identification too! Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Park (FONWP). Program fee of $15.00, for non-members, will include a one year membership to the FONWP. Current members please call for free registration. 860-285-1886. Registration needed.
October 3: Join us from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for the first program of Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. This evening, enjoy a presentation on CT Bald Eagles. Learn about their habitat, diet, adaptations, conservation status and more. Refreshments provided. Registration needed. $10.00 (Windsor resident), $15.00 (nonresident) 860-285-1886.
October 6: The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum will host two expert speakers on the historical connection between women and farming. Guests will hear from Allison Horrocks, PhD., of the National Parks Service and Leah Hopkins, Native and Environmental Educator, of the Narragansett and Niantic Tribal Nations. 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Recommended for adults. Please call 860-285-1888 for more information.
October 10: Join us from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. This evening enjoy a presentation on the Turtle Troubles with Anthony Pierlioni, the Senior Director of theTurtleRoom. The turtles of the world are in serious trouble. Once thought to be as resilient as the cockroach, turtles, which have remained virtually unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs, are perhaps the most endangered vertebrate group on the planet. Their future depends on education around their unique situation and as many people as possible coming together to make a difference. Refreshments provided. Registration needed. $10.00 (Windsor resident), $15.00 (non-resident) 860-285-1886.
October 13: Join us at Northwest Park from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for our annual Creatures of the Night. Take a guided tour on an adventure to find the creatures that are active in the night. While walking along the illuminated trails you will meet up with “animals” that speak on this special night. It won’t be spooky or scary, so bring the family for a night of nature and fun! Treats and other activities provided. $3.00 (Windsor residents), $5.00 (non-residents). Children two and under are free.
October 24: Come out from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for the final program of Northwest Park’s Fall Adult Education Series and the kickoff of our Fall Full Moon Hike Series. This evening the Northwest Park Education Staff will lead you on a 1.5-2.5 mile hike through the forest and fields as we celebrate the Harvest Moon. Refreshments will be provided. $10.00 Windsor residents, $15.00 non-residents.
October 25: This month’s Northwest Park Nature Book Club discussion will be on H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Discussions are held on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Nature Center from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. $5.00 donation suggested to support environmental education programming.