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The Vernon Volunteers’ Collaborative is a new group supporting the community organizations that make Vernon, CT a special place to work and live. The eleven current organizations, primarily staffed by volunteers, have one or more of the following objectives: the preservation or beautification of Vernon’s open space, parks and environment; preserving and sharing Vernon’s history and historic properties or encouraging appreciation of and participation in the arts. This meet up will connect you with their activities.

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Civil War Day Camp For Kids

Strong Family Farm

The Civil War Day Camp is a wonderful one-day opportunity for children from ages 8 to 13 to be transported to the early 1860’s and “learn some really cool stuff about life, and how to survive during the Civil war.” This includes: – Experiencing the living conditions of the time, – How the armies communicated, – How they marched in formation, – What they cooked, and much more! Each boy and girl will be given the name of a soldier who actually fought in the Civil War and adopts their persona for the day. Cost: $10 for the public, and $7.50 for members of the Strong Family Farm. Registration is by mail only. Make checks payable to Strong Family Farm, and send to same at 274 West Street, Vernon, CT 06066. Be sure to download and complete the Registration/Release Form for each participant and include with your check. http://www.strongfamilyfarm.org/civil-war-day-camp/ Presented by Frank Niederwerfer, a 20-year member of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Company G Reenactment unit and members of the Alden Skinner Camp #45 of the Sons of Union Veterans in Rockville, 14th Connecticut Reenacting members, and volunteer help from New England Civil War Museum.

Vernon Greenways Volunteers Kickoff Meeting - 'The Bear Reality'

The Vernon Greenways Volunteers holds their annual Spring Kickoff Meeting at the Camp Newhoca lodge as they start their 15th season.. Don Bellingham will review what happened in 2018 as well as what is planned for 2019. The guest speaker is Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC), who will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and common misunderstandings. Felicia has been studying bears for over 30 years. In the 1990s she created an educational program called The Bear Reality and has been educating the public about her passion ever since. Felicia believes outreach and education is key in having a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears. Hopefully this will lead to a higher tolerance which is instrumental in creating a strategy of coexistence between humans and bears. https://thebearreality.org/about/ The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Refer any question to Don Bellingham (860)[masked] or [masked] http://www.vernongreenways.org/

Canoe and Kayak Paddle of Upper Bolton Lake

Upper Bolton Lake Boat Launch Area

Take a leisurely tour of this pristine lake setting, perfect for bird-watching, photo opportunities, or just a quiet morning enjoying the outdoors. Must bring your own boat, paddles, and life vests. Sponsored by the Northern CT Land Trust (http://www.northernctlandtrust.org). Call Karl at[masked] for more information.

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