Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Zoom In this Winter @ Weekend in Norfolk

Weekend in Norfolk is taking place once again this winter from Saturday, February 26 through Sunday, February, 27th. In addition to many exciting live in-person events that range from curling demonstrations, a photography safari, wildlife walks, photography and art shows, and tours of magnificent stained glass windows, there are also several interesting Zoom programs being offered.

If you like to cook don't miss the cooking demonstration with Martiña Gago, which will transport you to sunny Spain, where the culinary culture is as rich and varied as the country itself. Paella, Spain's National dish is on the menu today. Many believe that this dish was prepared by a gentleman courting his fiancee because of the corruption of the word,  "para ella" which can be interpreted as meaning "for her."  During this demonstration, Martiña will talk about the history of the dish and give you a step-by-step demonstration on how to make the most iconic dish of Spain. This demo is free and will be on-demand.

Paella, Spains National Dish

If you enjoy historic architecture, don't miss the program. Ladies, Legends, & Lakeside Dwellings - Alfredo Taylor in Norfolk presented by Ann Havemeyer and the Norfolk Library on Saturday, February 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Alfredo Taylor arrived in Norfolk in 1902 at the time when Norfolk was being transformed into the beautiful village that it is today. Learn the many ways that Taylor added to this movement of transformation that town residents and visitors still enjoy, untouched today. One of his greatest contributions was the creation of the Norfolk Green, one of the most classic and unspoiled in New England. Many of Taylors works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information and to sign up for this free program, visit the WIN website.

Sport House, 1930 Starling Childs

For sports-minded historians, the Norfolk Historical Society has teamed up with author and coach, Ariel Picton Kobayashi on Sunday, February 27 at 4 p.m. This Zoom talk will highlight the popularity of ski jumping across the northeast that was introduced by Norwegian immigrants. Learn how ski jumping became popular in the area and how and why it changed in the 1980s. Today, only a handful of ski towers remain including the one in nearby Salisbury. For more details and to register, visit the WIN  website.

Courtesy Movietone News

In addition, there will be two concerts by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and a guided tour of the Battell Chapel's stained glass windows streamed on-demand. For links visit the WIN website.

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