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The Barkhamsted Historical Society’s one room schoolhouse, the old Center School on Center Hill Road (Rt. 181) in Barkhamsted, will be open to the public on the following dates during the summer of 2014: Sunday, May 25, 1:00 – 4:00; Sunday, June 29, 1:00 – 4:00; Sunday, July 27, 1:00 – 4:00; Sunday, August 31, 1:00 – 4:00; Sunday, September28, 1:00 – 4:00.
Come and find out what school was like in “the old days.”   Ask questions; read the old books; review a high school entrance exam; try your hand at various toys and games, or do some arithmetic problems on a slate.   All free of charge!  Children are especially welcome. 

May 9th, 2014   Farmington River: Testing the Waters 
The Barkhamsted Historical Society invites you to join us on Friday, May 9th @ 7:00PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd, Pleasant Valley, CT. Alisa Phillips-Griggs, Water Quality and Projects Coordinator for the Farmington River Watershed Association will present a program on how the water quality of the Farmington River is monitored by examining insect populations.
Find answers to these questions: Is the Farmington River clean? Is it safe to swim in the river? Are the fish healthy? What do insect populations tell us about the water quality?  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Questions: call Noreen Watson 860 738 -1152 or check our web site barkhamstedhistory.org. 

BHS Tag Sale   May 17th (rain date May 25th)
Barkhamsted Historical Society will hold its Annual Tag Sale @ the Barkhamsted Town Garage on Rte. 44 @ 9am May 17th (rain date May 25th) along with the Friends of the Beardsley Library‘s Book Sale. If you need donations picked up call Paul Hart 860 379-1861
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Important notice from the Barkhamsted Registrars of Voters
The upcoming Regional #7 Budget Referendum on May 6, 2014 will be held at the new Town Garage, located at 33 New Hartford Rd., Route 44, from 12PM until 8PM. This change in the voting location is for Referendums only.  All Elections and Primaries will continue to be held in The Barkhamsted School.  Any questions, please call the Registrars of Voters at 860 738-4695 or the Town Clerk’s office at 860 379-8665.
Spring Recreation Programs


Mother's Day Cake Decorating 

Location:  Community Room located at the Town Garage 

Date: May 9

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.  (drop in anytime between these times)

Come get creative by frosting and decorating your cake a favorite color, adding icing designs and sprinkles. Creative Mother's Day Cards will also be made.

Fee:  $5.00 and pre-registration is required.  Email or call the Parks and Recreation office at 860-738-4695 by May 5th to reserve your slot and surprise your mom with a real treat this Mother’s Day. The program is for school age children with an adult.

Outdoor Classroom & Learning Pavilion


 The “Raise the Roof” pavilion committee is a collaboration of the Town of Barkhamsted along with The Barkhamsted Elementary School, The Barkhamsted PTO, The Recreation Department and members of our community. We are working together to build an “Outdoor Classroom & Learning Pavilion” at the Barkhamsted School. This 30’x40’ structure will be built steps away from our traditional classrooms. This multipurpose Pavilion will be used by students, teachers, sporting teams, families, seniors, boy scouts, girl scouts….for lessons, science experiments, art classes, reading time, graduations, summer concerts, picnics, learning gardens….the uses and possibilities are endless. 

Together our goal is to increase the quantity, quality and benefit of outdoor experiences for children and all members of our community. Outdoor classrooms expand the traditional classroom beyond the typical 20 desks, 20 chairs, and 20 books into an alternative learning environment that is fun and exciting. Students from our traditional classrooms will have the opportunity to take their learning outdoors. Their curiosity will be heightened and their desire to explore will take off. It is our ultimate goal to provide hands-on, minds-on, educational, recreational and memorable learning experiences here.

Please see the attached Letter and Sponsorship form and the attached Brick Pathway Order Form to see how you and/or your business can help bring this project to completion. 

Barkhamsted Lions Club Tag Sale

The Barkhamsted Lions Club is looking for items for their annual tag sale, held each year in the summer.  The Lions Club supports local scholarships and other community clubs and events, such as the annual 4th of July parade and the community skating rink.  Please contact Rejean Labrie at 860-559-4344 or Francis Lattizori at 860-379-4639.


Barkhamsted Townhall
Barkhamsted Town Hall
67 Ripley Hill Road ~ P.O. Box 558
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063-0558
(860) 379-8285


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