A program series to benefit Norwich’s restaurants

It’s winter and we’re all hunting for new things to do in town and ways to support our businesses during Covid. Norwich’s nonprofits have teamed up to offer you a program series to help you get out and about to explore Norwich and meet your neighbors. The registration fee for each program is either to buy a meal from a local restaurant or make a donation of any size to the Upper Valley Haven’s food pantry.

Here’s how it works…..

Sign up for any or all of the programs using the button below. After you register, we’ll send you the link for ordering your meal or making your donation and the Zoom link for the program. All programs are at 6:30 pm so you can eat your meal and watch the program if you want. Or, you can keep your camera on and meet a few Norwich neighbors.

How much you buy or donate is totally up to you–we want the programs to be accessible to all, while still supporting our neighbors during this challenging winter.

REGISTER HERE

Schedule of Programs

February 4: Prickly Neighbors in the Woods, 6:30 pm
Presented by Rebecca Haynes, Montshire Museum of Science

Porcupines are active all winter long in Norwich and a great neighbor to maintain social distancing with! Join a Montshire educator to learn about the many adaptations porcupines have; look at their quills, feet and skulls up close; and answer the questions you and your kids have about these quiet Norwich neighbors.

Restaurant: The Norwich Inn–pub menu (register by Tuesday)


February 11: Winter Hiking and Trails for all Ages in Norwich, 6:30 pm
Presented by Steve Flanders, Nick Krembs, Gerry Plummer, Norwich Trails and Brie Swenson, Norwich Recreation

Have you been wanting to get out on the trails this winter on your own or with your kids? Join us and learn about the best trails for winter hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Find out which are kid-friendly and which take a bit more gumption! ps: You’ll also learn a bit of history

Restaurant: The Blue Sparrow–special menu of flatbreads and soup/quiche (register by Tuesday)

Miss the program? You can watch it on YouTube here or watch below. The goal of Discover Norwich is to support our restaurants, so please order takeout from a local restaurant and enjoy a meal while watching.


February 18: Meet Your Neighbors: The Story of Dan and Whit’s, 6:30 pm
Presented by Dan Fraser and Sarah Rooker

Did you know that town meeting used to be held upstairs at Dan & Whit’s? Ever been down in the basement? Have you ever wondered how the Fraser family came to own the store? Sarah Rooker and Dan Fraser will share old photos and tell stories about this Norwich landmark.

Restaurant: Carpenter & Main–soup menu (register by Wednesday)

Miss the program? You can watch it on YouTube here or watch below. The goal of Discover Norwich is to support our restaurants, so please order takeout from a local restaurant and enjoy a meal while watching.


February 25: Meet Your Neighbors, 6:30 pm
Presented by Amanda Kievet, Peggy Allen, and Lily Trajman, Norwich Knits and Norwich Public Library

Did you know that at one time Norwich had more sheep than people? The wool industry once dominated this region. Find out more about this history and about a new custom wool processing mill coming to the Upper Valley! Join Amanda Kievet and Peggy Allen of Junction Fiber Mill as they discuss their plans and share their passion for fiber. They will be joined in conversation with Lily Trajman of Norwich Knits, who will also moderate questions from audience members.

Restaurant: The Blue Sparrow–special menu of flatbreads and soup/quiche (register by Tuesday)


March 4: Winter Birding in Norwich, 6:30 pm
Presented by Chris Rimmer, VT Center for EcoStudies

Birding has become a very popular activity during the pandemic. Did you know that in 2019 there were 177 different bird species recorded in Norwich? Chris Rimmer will share some of the special nooks and crannies in Norwich where you can look for birds.

Restaurant: The Norwich Inn–pub menu (register ahead if you can so they can plan)

REGISTER HERE