Starting A Vegetable Garden
Most vegetables grow best if they are sown directly into the garden soil from seed. Some veggies, like tomatoes and peppers, are better suited to growing in containers or in raised beds.
Choose a sunny spot, with a minimum of eight hours of sunlight a day. Avoid areas that receive a lot of shade, which reduces air movement and increases chances for disease.
Cross stitch program taking place at E. Hampton Senior Center
EAST HAMPTON – The East Hampton Senior Center, 105 Main St., is offering a new cross stitch program every Wednesday, beginning Feb. 15, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. People of all levels are welcome to attend, from beginners to advanced.
The program will be guided by Shannon Urzua. Registration is required at myactivecenter.com or 860-267-4426.
Programs on Black inventors, vegetable gardening, winter seed sowing taking place at Cragin Library
COLCHESTER – Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., is hosting the following programs. Visit https://www.colchesterct.gov/cragin-memorial-library or call 860-537-5752 for more information.
Celebrating Black Inventors: Take and Make Crafts are available Mondays in February. Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up craft kits that will teach about Black inventors and their inventions.
Movie Night: Remember the Titans will take place Feb. 9 at 5:45 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Winter Seed Sowing will take place Feb. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn to winter sow native flower seeds to create a habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators in your own garden. Winter sowing is the process of planting seeds outdoors in a container (milk jug) during the winter months. All materials will be provided. This program is a partnership between the Colchester Garden Club and the Cragin Memorial Library.
In Person: Valentine Cards will take place Feb. 13 and 14, all day. Drop-in to the Children’s Department and make someone a Valentine’s Day Card.
In Person: A gumdrop challenge will take place Feb. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department, for all ages.
Teen Craft: Foam Clay will take place Feb. 16 from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Stop by the teen room for a fun and easy craft. This is for those in grades 6-12.
Starting a Vegetable Garden will take place Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Join Master Gardener Instructor and operator of Wellstone Farm, Ian Gibson, for a presentation on starting your own vegetable garden. This presentation is sponsored by the Colchester Garden Club and Friends of Cragin Memorial Library.
Teen Gaming will take place Feb. 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. Come hang out and try out a new game or play with friends on the new Nintendo Switch. This is for those in grades 6-12.
Game Night will take place Feb. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Come by with family or a group of friends to try out board games. Snacks and games are provided.
Cragin Craft Swap will take place Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tired of using the same old craft supplies? Bring in unwanted craft supplies to the library Wednesday, Feb. 15, to Thursday, Feb. 23, and then join the craft swap.
Cragin Book Club will meet Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. Ask at the Adult Circulation Desk for this month’s book. Visit https://tinyurl.com/cmlbookclub for more info.
Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the HSO at Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price
HARTFORD – The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues?its?79th?season with Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price Friday, Feb. 10, and running through Sunday, Feb. 12 in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell.
These concerts will feature HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan and guest pianist Terrence Wilson. Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price is part of the 2022-2023 Masterworks?Series.?Visit hartfordsymphony.org for tickets and information.
Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets starting at $38; $10 for students with ID. Call 860-987-5900 or visit?www.hartfordsymphony.org?for more information.
The HSO?endorses?the optional wearing of face masks at all indoor performances and strongly encourages up to date vaccination whenever possible.?To offer guests an additional option,?face masks are required to enter the Belding Theater?for Sunday matinee Masterworks concerts.