Weekly Newsletter - Sept. 30, 2020
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* * * THIS SUNDAY OCT. 4 * * *
Join the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce this Sunday, October 4, for the virtual Northwestern Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer's. Register at https://act.alz.org/walk-northwesternct and join the Tri-State Chamber Team or form your own. Because this year's Walk is virtual, you can walk anywhere at anytime. 

On Oct. 4, visit the online Opening and Promise Garden ceremony at 10am by downloading the Walk's app or visiting the Walk's website. From 12-2p, visit the drive-thru Promise Garden at Northwestern Regional High School in Winstead.

If you're unable to walk, but would like to donate, contributions can be made to the Tri-State Chamber Team at: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2020/CT-Connecticut?team_id=616546&pg=team&fr_id=13334
RBG - The Moviehouse
In tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and unparalleled legacy upholding justice, Magnolia Pictures is proud to offer our documentary RBG for Virtual Cinema ($6.99 to own). Magnolia will be donating our net proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation in support of their Women’s Rights Project, which was co-founded by Ginsburg in 1972. While we're all mourning the loss of an American hero, we hope that viewers will be re-introduced to her work, and take her passion and courage back out into the world.
Local Sports Venues Continue To Raise Money For Charity
About a mile off Kennedy Drive in Torrington is perhaps the best-kept secret around. Every Sunday from spring through the end of October the Foothills BMX complex is a beehive of activity as youngsters swarm the 1/5 mile track to compete in BMX racing.

This past Sunday, over 150 kids registered to take part in a BMX event to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Upcoming fundraisers include high school scholarships and the McCall Center for Behavioral Health.

Foothills BMX is just one of the hundreds of venues raising money for over 350 area non-profits through sports-related fundraisers. You can find them at sportingAcause.com.
Upcoming Events:
Zoom Talk with Notable Conservationist

WHO: Dr. Mark Plotkin, Amazon Conservation Team
WHAT: Talk about the Amazon and Climate Change
WHEN: Thursday October 8 7pm
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: 860-435-2838 scovillelibrary.org
COST: Free

Special Event: Ethnobotanist and Author Dr. Mark Plotkin: The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know

Thursday October 8
7:00 PM

SALISBURY Dr Mark Plotkin is one of the world's most renown conservationists and ethnobotanists and has spent much of his life studying with shamans in the Northwest Amazon and helping them to map their medicinal plant resources. As Earth’s largest rainforest, the Amazon is the planet’s single greatest repository of biodiversity, houses the largest number of uncontacted indigenous tribes, perhaps as many as 70, and is home to the world’s mightiest river. Each second the Amazon discharges 57 million gallons of water. 25% of all flowering species on planet earth occur in the Amazon...


Information about registration is available on the Scoville Memorial Library’s website.
THE STORIES WE TELL
CONSIDER CIDERIES

by KATHRYN BOUGHTON
How can it be that a fruit that emerged 50 million to 65 million years ago—just about the time dinosaurs became extinct—and that has been pressed into duty for millennia to make beverages for human kind, is now creating the biggest buzz in the beverage world?
Making apple cider dates back at least as far as the Greeks and Romans and was already firmly entrenched in England by 55 BC when the Romans invaded...

Experience the Beauty of Fall with Sharon Audubon Center
The gorgeous, vibrant colors and crisp temperatures are making it a great time to get outside. Join Sharon Audubon Center for an exciting lineup of exciting fall programs and opportunities to connect with nature.
 
The center is having a Bird Seed Sale with quality seed available at special discounted prices. Since the center Nature Store is closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, this bird seed sale is for drive-through, no-contact pickup ONLY on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Staff will load your car, so we ask that everyone remains in their vehicle. Orders must be placed by Friday, October 16, 2020.For more details and to place your order, go to sharon.audubon.org/bird-seed-sale.

The center is also taking reservations for their new Choose Your Own Adventure program! These are in-person private guided adventures for small groups up to 10 people (masks required). Go to sharon.audubon.org/choose-your-adventure to see available time slots, theme options, and to book an outdoor nature adventure with your family, close friends, fellow nature lovers, co-workers, or colleagues.
THE TAP ROOM IS OPENING!

Our historic Tap Room is opening Friday, September 25th— and we're using our gorgeous dining room and other spaces too, including the porches as long as weather allows. Dinner will be served from 5pm to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 5pm to 8:30pm on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. We strongly encourage reservations in advance; for your safety and ours there are a limited number of tables available. Annie and Paul are still putting the finishing touches on the menu, but sign up for updates (see below) and we'll send you the full lineup of delicious dishes—including some killer cocktails—later this week.
Salisbury Rotary Club had two guests at its 9/29 ZOOM meeting. Prasad Menon, District 7890‘s Rotary International Foundation Chair, and Mary Wilbur, current President of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.
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