> President's Day Family Fun!

February, 2018show full yearClose
Event:President's Day Family Fun!
Date:February 19th, 2018.
Time:10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:Windsor Historical Society
Contact:Sue
click to expand
Tired of dark days and looking for something fun to do with your children or grandchildren during February vacation? On Monday, February 19th 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join us at the Windsor Historical Society’s Hands-On-History Learning Center and make your very own hand-dipped paraffin candle to take home. Different colors for dipping make each candle unique. The Hands-On-History Learning Center, where children can try on reproduction colonial clothing, try out a child-sized rope bed, or “milk” Flavia the cow, can be enjoyed at the same time. Also on view in the Learning Center is Layers of Home, an exhibition of artworks created by Windsor High School students inspired by Windsor’s historic architecture. When you’re finished candle-dipping and are looking for another fun family activity, craft your own model of a house or freeform artwork. Using the examples provided by the Windsor High School Pre-AP Art Students in their exhibition, families can use toothpicks and marshmallows to create their own three-dimensional art. Scavenger hunts are also available for the Windsor history museum galleries – make sure to get your postcard after completing them! Cost for this program is $12 per family; or $6 per adult, $5 for seniors, $4 for children, and $3 for members and now you can register online! A parent or guardian must accompany their children. There is no snow date for this program so please contact 860-688-3813 or www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org if you have questions about the weather.

Candles are largely decorative today but have been used as a light source for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians and Romans used candles. In the middle ages, tallow (fat from cows and sheep) was saved and used for candles which were smoky and smelly. Chandlers or candle –makers would go from household to household, trading for tallow to make their candles. Beeswax was also used in the middle ages to make a candle which burned brightly and with a sweet scent, but it was rare and expensive. In the late 18th century, clean-burning whale oil candles began to replace the old-fashioned and smoky tallow candles and in the 1850’s, paraffin, a by-product of petroleum, became the candle-making material of choice. Very soon, the kerosene lamp and the light bulb (invented in 1879) would begin to put candles out of business. By making a candle the old fashioned way, you’ll be participating in a time-honored tradition.



Events

e-Passport to Summer Fun in Windsor
June 22 - Aug 31 at Town of Windsor
Tour Windsor Rocks!
through Aug 23 at TourWindsorCT.org Locations
Local Artist Art Exhibit
through Labor Day
2018 Annual Mums Sale
Aug 3 at Windsor Woman’s Club
Learn About Our China Trip
Aug 20 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 21 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Yoga on the Green
Aug 23 at Windsor Town Green
Concert on the Green
Aug 23 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 23 at 240 Broad Street
New Teachers Reception
Aug 23 at Windsor Historical Society
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Park Here - Fly There
Aug 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Study Spencer Repeating Rifles!
Aug 24 at Windsor Historical Society
Surf and Turf
Saturdays in August at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Aug 27 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Mobile Mammography
Aug 28 at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 28 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Farmers’ Market
Aug 30 at 240 Broad Street
Lobster Roll Mania
Sep 1 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Still Young Book Club
Sep 4 at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Sep 5 at Windsor Public Library
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 5 at Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove-For Seniors
Sep 5 at Senior Center
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Sep 5 at Windsor High School J113
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Farmers’ Market
Sep 6 at 240 Broad Street
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps
Sep 6 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Room 22
Wine Bottle Bingo
Sep 7 at Northwest Park Pavilion, Windsor, CT
Serial Surface Design Paint Play
Sep 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095
Windsor Fife & Drum Parade & Muster
Sep 8 at Windsor Town Green
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Keeping You & Your Heart Healthy
Sep 10 at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Win-TV's Production Club
Sep 11 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Win-TV Studio
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Sep 12 at Windsor Public Library
Financial Talk with John Sheerin
Sep 12 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 12 at Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove-For Seniors
Sep 12 at Senior Center
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Farmers’ Market
Sep 13 at 240 Broad Street
Jan's Sewing Hour
Sep 13 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps
Sep 13 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Room 22
Connect with Spirit Under the Stars
Sep 14 at Brown's Harvest
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 14 at Senior Center
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 17 at Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove-For Seniors
Sep 17 at Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
National Cheeseburger Day
Sep 18 at Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Ave Windsor, CT
TVCA Table Top Expo
Sep 18 at La Notte, 17 Thompson Rd, East Windsor
Win-TV's Production Club
Sep 18 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Win-TV Studio
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Sep 19 at Windsor Public Library
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 19 at Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove-For Seniors
Sep 19 at Senior Center
Farmers’ Market
Sep 20 at 240 Broad Street
Windsor Citizens Academy
Sep 20 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps
Sep 20 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Room 22
Free Film Friday
Sep 21 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 21 at Senior Center
Touch-A-Truck
Sep 22 at Brown's Harvest
British Wives & the American Rev
Sep 23 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Cut the Cord
Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Sep 24 at 97 B Pierson Lane
Monday Morning Book Club
Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
Park Here - Fly There
Sep 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 24 at Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove-For Seniors
Sep 24 at Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Win-TV's Production Club
Sep 25 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Win-TV Studio
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Sep 26 at Windsor Public Library
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 26 at Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove-For Seniors
Sep 26 at Senior Center
Farmers’ Market
Sep 27 at 240 Broad Street
From Jazz to Soul
Sep 27 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Citizens Academy
Sep 27 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps
Sep 27 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Room 22
Ray of Hope Celebration Bash
Sep 28 at The North House 1 Nod Road Avon, CT 06001
Shape Up & Work Out for Seniors
Sep 28 at Senior Center
Maple To Table Fundraising Dinner
Sep 28 at Northwest Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Mother/Daughter Circle
Oct 2 at 330 Windsor Avenue
Still Young Book Club
Oct 2 at Tunxis Grill, 3 Tunxis Avenue
Win-TV's Production Club
Oct 2 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Win-TV Studio
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 3 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Farmers’ Market
Oct 4 at 240 Broad Street
Parenting 101
Oct 4 at L.P Wilson Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 4 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps
Oct 4 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Room 22
Chili Challenge
Oct 6 at Windsor Town Green
Windsor Lions Fall Craft Fair
Oct 6 at Town Greene
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Essential Oils 101
Oct 9 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Mother/Daughter Circle
Oct 9 at 330 Windsor Avenue
Win-TV's Production Club
Oct 9 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Win-TV Studio
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 10 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Oct 10 at Windsor High School J113
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Farmers’ Market
Oct 11 at 240 Broad Street
Parenting 101
Oct 11 at L.P Wilson Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 11 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps
Oct 11 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Room 22
AmericanRedCross Babysitter's Class
Oct 13 at 330 Windsor Avenue
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Healthy Minds
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Magic of Communication
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
Mother/Daughter Circle
Oct 16 at 330 Windsor Avenue
Win-TV's Production Club
Oct 16 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Win-TV Studio
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 17 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers’ Market
Oct 18 at 240 Broad Street
Parenting 101
Oct 18 at L.P Wilson Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 18 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Windsor Fife & Drum Corps
Oct 18 at L.P Wilson Community Center-Room 22