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October 2018 News from Simsbury Grange No. 197

By Susan Masino

  October 8, 2018 --

Simsbury Grange Hosts three Do-It Yourself Events this fall:

Colonial Woodworking and Timber Framing - Sat. & Sun., Oct. 13th and 14th

12:00 – 5:00 pm each day

This unique two-day workshop is an introduction to early Colonial timber framing. The course will be co-taught by Nevan Carling and Lou Lestini and includes log hewing and timber frame joinery all done with hand tools. Participants will receive hands-on instructions in recreating unique examples of Colonial joinery used in a range of historic buildings found across New England. Age requirements: 14 and up with permission of parent/guardian. Limited to 16 participants - must be responsible and comfortable handling extremely sharp tools. Course materials fee $50, $25 if under 18, and waived for financial hardship. Bringing your own hand tools is acceptable and encouraged. R.S.V.P. to nevancarling@gmail.com.

Cultivating Health in Your Garden (You Can Do It, We Can Help!) Tues., Oct. 23rd, 6:00-7:30 pm at Simsbury Grange 

A user-friendly fun evening with an outline of tasks, goals and achievable aims to get the most from the agricultural real-estate on your door-step. Interesting and manageable ‘how-to-do- it’ session with hands-on advice, demonstrations, action calendar, support, resources, applicable skills + Q & A. The time is ripe to get ready to commune with the land for your own (and your families’) good – with long-lasting benefits!

Beekeeping 101

Mon., Nov. 19th, 6:00-7:30 pm at Simsbury Public Library

Beekeeping is easier than you think! Come see and hear the tricks of the trade from Hartford educator Jared Lewis. Jared raises bees, harvests honey, and makes several natural products from the honey and the beeswax. There will be a presentation and a show and tell of basic equipment, specific activities and key Time points in successful beekeeping. Plenty of time for questions will make sure you can learn how to get started!

And don’t miss our next electronic recycling event! We have this twice a year – the last Saturday in October and the second Saturday in May. It will be Saturday, October 27th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (or until truck is full) held in the side parking lot of the (former) Andy’s Market, 836 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury. Responsibly recycle your electronics, media, wires, small appliances. Bring as much as you want. Friendly scouts from BSA Troop 76 will help you unload!


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