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Farmington Valley — 2021 EVENTS

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UNEARTHING HISTORY – 2021 Virtual History Series:

On the Discovery in Avon of 12,500-year-old Paleo-Indian Site

#1 – Digging into Deep History: Archaeology, Artifacts, Avocation

#2 – Part 1: A Rift, not the River, Made the Farmington ValleyPart 2

#3 – CT Before History: Deep Story of Valley's Human Settlement

Connecticut Native American Communities Past and Present

Thursday 9/9 – 7:00 pm

Connecticut’s Paleo-Indian Sites

Thursday 10/7 – 7:00 pm

Free • Series on Avon's ancient Paleo-Indian site on Farmington River

Register – CLICK HERE for INFO + REGISTER for ALL EVENTS


MLK in CT Memorial

Simsbury Free Library

• Video of Unveiling Ceremony https://www.mlkinct.com/the-memorial.html

Ceremony took place on MLK Day 2021 at Simsbury Free Library

• Today Magazine story – Unique memorial honors MLK's time in Valley


Online: Simsbury Let's Talk – Ongoing Series

Simsbury Public Library – hosts: Simsbury Social Services + SPIRIT Council

• First Thursday of each month – 6:30-8:00 pm

Free • Community conversations about diversity and inclusion

• Register – Simsbury Let's Talk: Series > 1st Thursday in Library Calendar


Gallery on the Green – Fine Art Shows

Gallery on the Green • Canton

• Gallery hours: Fridays-Saturdays-Sundays – 1:00-5:00 pm

Word Art Show – thru Saturday 5/22

Solo Shows: Simsbury Open Studio + Gay Schempp – thru Saturday 5/22

Free https://www.galleryonthegreen.org


Avon Group Hiking

Fisher Meadows • Avon

• Saturday 5/15 – 10:00 am

Free Register www.avonrec.com Rain Date: 5/22


Avon-Canton Chamber – Community Shred Event

Arden Courts, 100 Fisher Drive • Avon

• Saturday 5/15 – 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Free (with the donation of a nonperishable food item)

• Shred up to three copy paper-size boxes of information professionally

• Info – www.avonchamber.com/event


Online: Tunxis Community College – Virtual Open House

• Thursday 5/20 – 6:00-7:30 pm

FreeLearn about degree programs, financial aid, transfer options, more

Register – tunxis.edu/openhouse


Dueling Pianos: Music and Song for Scholarships

Tunxis Community College • Farmington

• Friday 5/21 – 6:00 pm

$65 • Pianists Steve Laureti and David Ross

• Cocktail reception and silent auction included

• Tickets – tunxis.edu/donate or mrussano@tunxis.edu


Cherry Brook Garden Club

Annual Plant Sale

Masonic Hall, Route 179 • Canton

• Saturday 5/22 – 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Free to attend • r Date: Sunday 5/23


Memorial Day Ceremony + Celebration

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

• Monday 5/31 – Ceremony: 1:00 pm

Celebration: 11:30 am-4:30 pm

Free • Register – www.simsburyrec.com


Local First Campaign 2021

Avon Chamber of Commerce

Free entry • Farmington Valley businesses offer great neighborhood deals

• Participating businesses + specific deals – Local First list


"Beyond The Garden Gate" – Garden Tour

Simsbury Garden Club

• Saturday 6/19 – 10:00 am-4:00 pm

$20 in advance – $25 at the door • Tour 6 private Simsbury gardens

• Purchase tickets – www.simsburygardenclub.org


Online: Stroll Through Granby History

Salmon Brook Historical Society • Granby

Free • Fall 2020 Stroll available online in 2021 and beyond

https://salmonbrookhistoricalsociety.com/strollthroughgranbyhistory


Online: Simsbury Chamber Health & Wellness Series

• January SCTV show – My Wellness Journey: Managing Stress + Imagine Float

Free • Simsbury COC director Morgan Hilyard hosts on Simsbury Community TV

• With co-hosts and Simsbury COC members Nakia Kearse and Scott Weiss


Canton Café – Senior Lunch Program “Grab-N-Go”

Canton Community Center

• Wednesdays + Fridays – 12:00-12:45 pm

$3 for Canton residents – $3.50 for non-residents – $5 for Canton town staff

• Call 860-693-5811 to sign up – fresh + local food


Red Cross Blood Drives

Numerous locations in Farmington Valley

• Numerous days + times

Register + find a Valley blood drive – https://redcrossblood.org


Online: Beginner Pilates

Online: Intermediate Pilates

Magna Physical Therapy • Avon

• Beginner – Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm

• Intermediate – Mondays 9:00-10:00 am + Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 am

Register – 860-679-0430


Online: Virtual Autism Programs

Autism Families CONNECTicut

• Fridays + Saturdays

Free • Register – https://www.autismfamiliesct.org


50th Reunion: Simsbury High Class of 1970

• Postponed until 2022 – May 18-22, 2022

Info: Doug Cramphin – dcramphin@renbrook.org

Karen Lachmayer DiMenna – kld324@aol.com

• The original reunion was scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID shutdown and rescheduled for May 2021 — but the reunion has been postponed again until 2022 due to uncertainty about statewide restrictions for large gatherings in 2021


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• ONLINE — the following online events are from https://www.reddoormusic.org

Choral Evensong

Live-streamed – www.reddoormusic.org

Sunday 4/25 – 5:00 pm

Free • Traditional evening service

Pipes Alive! Edward Clark

Live-streamed – www.reddoormusic.org

Sunday 5/2 – 12:30 pm

Free • Half-hour pipe organ concert

Jazz at the Red Door: Nat Reeves

Live-streamed – www.reddoormusic.org

Friday 5/14 – 7:30 pm

Free • Bassist Nat Reeves and friends – jazz standards and much more!

Pipes Alive! Sean McCarthy

Live-streamed – www.reddoormusic.org

Sunday 6/6 – 12:30 pm

Free • Half-hour pipe organ concert


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PAST EVENTS: 2021

The events below were listed above previously — these websites still offer helpful info


Wagin'tines Day Grand Opening

Camp Bow Wow • Bloomfield

• Friday 2/12 – 1:00-5:00 pm

• Saturday 2/13 – 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Free • Adoption, tours and more • Simsbury Chamber of Commerce member


Reflections on 4 Principles of Social Justice thru Music + Spoken Word

P.A.R.E. = Participation, Access, Rights, Equity

• Sunday 2/21 – 4:00 pm – YouTube premiere

Free • Featuring UConn School of Dental Medicine students + faculty

• Info – https://health.uconn.edu/


Online: Digging into Deep History – Archaeology, Artifacts and Avocation

• Webinar archive link — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z64ZvPJ63RA

Avon Public Library + Avon Historical Society

• Thursday 3/4 – 7:00-8:30 pm

Free • Series on historic and rare 12,500-year-old discovery – Paleo-Indian site on Farmington River in Avon

• Info – https://www.avonhistoricalsociety.org/html/events/lectures.html


Gallery on the Green – Fine Art Shows

Gallery on the Green, Canton

• Gallery hours: Fridays-Saturdays-Sundays – 1:00-5:00 pm

Love, Love, Love – thru Saturday 3/13

Solo Show by Edith Skiba LaMonica – thru Saturday 3/13

LaMonica's work has been displayed at Philadelphia Museum of Art's ARTWORKS Gallery

Members' New Work Exhibition + 2 Solo Shows – thru Saturday 4/17

Free • Over 100 artists from towns across the Farmington Valley

https://www.galleryonthegreen.org


Author Marie Bostwick – The Restoration of Celia Fairchild

Avon Public Library

• Wednesday 3/10 – 2:00 pm • Online if live event is canceled

Free • Marie Bostwick discusses her new novel

• Info – 860-673-9712 • tpanik@avonctlibrary.info

https://www.avonctlibrary.info


Online: Symposium – Gardening Any Time, Any Place

Connecticut Master Gardener Association

• Saturday 3/20 – 9:00 am-4:30 pm

$60 CMGA members + guests • $90 nonmembers • national + regional experts

• Register – https://ctmga.org/symposium-event-2021 • fee includes coupons+


April Showers — Dog Adoption Event

Camp Bow Wow

West Dudley Town Road, Bloomfield

• Saturday 4/17 – 10:00-2:00

Free to attend • View dogs up for adoption:

https://yappytails.org

https://doubledogrescue.org

Camp Bow Wow Bloomfield is part of the Simsbury COC


Online: Nameless and Faceless Women of Civil War

• Wednesday 4/21 – 7:00 pm

FreeListen to Civil War women via Avon resident Lisa Samia's poetry

Info + further speakers – http://www.cwrtcongress.org/speaker.html

Plant Sale Fundraiser

Benefit – Gardeners of Simsbury

Gresczyk Farm, Rt. 202 • New Hartford

• Thursday 5/6 – 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets

Info – https://www.facebook.com/GardenersOfSimsbury



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