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Canton Greater Together

Community Fund Grant Information Session

Canton Community Center – Room C

• Thursday 2/9 – 7:00 pm

Free • Info – www.hfpg.org/cantoncf

Grants of $500 to $10,000 available to Canton-based nonprofits+

Info on grant application process and Q&A — light refreshments offered

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Community Fund Grant Applications

• Applications due – Wednesday 3/15

Free • Application materials and FAQs – www.hfpg.org/cantoncf


Avon Dollars for Scholars – Fundraiser #1

• Throughout month of February

$25 donation – receive Scenes of Avon bag designed by Avon High art students

• Donate – click here – or text BAG to 44321

• Info – Dollars for Scholars website – avon@dollarsforscholars.org


Hempy Hour

Tri-It Taproom – Avon

• Wednesday 2/8 – 6:00-8:00 pm

Free • Info – Facebook link

Learn about CBD — includes refreshments, samples and raffle


Lunch & Learn

First & Last Tavern – Avon

HostNardi Family Chiropractic

• Friday 2/10 – 12:30 pm

Free • Register – 860-677-6401 • email: tammy@nardifamilychiropractic.com

• Meet Dr. Brian Nardi and learn how to solve your health concerns naturally


Find Peace In This Moment

Bridge Healing Arts Center – Farmington

• Mindfulness series for parents of children with special needs

Second Wednesdays of month – February thru May

• 2/8 – Mindfulness Skills

• 3/8 – Mindful Self-Compassion Skills: Part 1

• 4/12 – Mindful Self-Compassion Skills: Part 2

• 5/10 – Utilizing Mindfulness in Our Everyday Lives

$20-$120 • Register – harpandmeditation@gmail.com


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Simsbury Inn

Simsbury Inn

• Valentine's Overnight + Nutmeg Breakfast for two

– 2/9 thru 2/12 • Thursday thru Sunday

• Deluxe Gourmet Valentine’s Package

– 2/10 thru 2/12 • Friday thru Sunday

• Sweetheart Dinner Specials

– Friday 2/10 – Saturday 2/11 – Tuesday 2/14

• Valentine’s Sunday Brunch – with pianist

– Sunday 2/12

InfoValentine's specialsSimsbury Inn

• Reservations – Hotel: 860-651-5700 • Restaurant: 860-392-0309


Gallery on the Green – Fine Art Shows

5 Canton Green Road – Canton – between Dowd Avenue + Route 44

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

Member Exhibition – Heartfelt Expressions

Solo Show – Aaron Borkowski

Group Show

– Shows open Friday 2/10 thru Saturday 3/11

Reception – Saturday 2/11 – 6:00-8:00 pm

• Free – Fine art from artists across the Farmington Valley

Info – www.galleryonthegreen.org • cantonartistsguild@gmail.com


Pooch Playoffs – Photo Charity Event

Kindred & Crew – The Shops – Canton

• Saturdays: 2/11 • 2/18 • 2/25 – 11:00am-3:00pm $99 • Register + Info – hollyspencer.photography/poochplayoffs

• 860-840-7408 – email: contact@hollyspencer.photography Is your dog the cutest pup in town? Put your pup to the test with this bracket-style photo competition benefiting Fetching Hearts Rescue


Ballet Theatre Company – One Night in Hollywood West Hartford Town Hall

• Saturday 2/11 – 7:00-10:00 pm

$35-$40 • Tickets – click here

• Info – event website – 860-570-0440 – dance@dancebtc.org

Company includes various Farmington Valley residents


Online: Learn How to Use MyChart

Presented by UConn Health – Farmington

• Wednesday 2/15 – 12:00-1:00 pm

Free • Register – click here • Webinar Series Info – click here

Further info: Chris DeFrancesco – email: cdefrancesco@uchc.edu

• MyChart = UConn Health patient portal


Historic 19th-Century Quilts on Display

Avon Congregational Church 

• Saturday 2/18 – 1:00-3:00 pm

Free • one-time event

• Two remarkable quilts made in Avon can be viewed – but only for two hours

• In the early 1850s, 81 people came together to join their names and sentiments on a Signature Quilt – sponsored by Avon Historical Society


Learning to Love Yourself – Healing Meals Project

140 Nod Road – Simsbury

• Tuesday 2/21 – 6:00 pm

$25 – single ticket

$200 – full series ticket – nine events for price of eight

• Tickets – bit.ly/nourish-love-yourself

Join author and coach Angela Silva Mendes for the Nourishing Ourselves series – aiming to restore your energy and feed your soul


Avon Dollars for Scholars – Fundraiser #2

Avon Prime Meats

• Wednesday 2/22

InfoDollars for Scholars website – avon@dollarsforscholars.org

• Portion of sales donated for scholarships for Avon residents

• If unable to attend – text ADFS to 44321 to donate


Fundraiser for Journey Home – Pub Night

The REC Hartford

• Thursday 3/2 – 7:00 pm

$75 – Register + Info – click here

• More info – Journey Home website – email: info@journeyhomect.org

Drinks, pub food, karaoke, trivia, pool, foosball — to help end homelessness


TableScapes Fundraiser – Avon Historical Society

North House – Avon

• Friday 3/17 – 10:00am-7:00pm

• Saturday 3/18 – 10:00am-5:00 pm

$15 advance / $20 at door

• Tickets – avonhistoricalsociety.org or 860-670-3225

Showcasing creative table settings to inspire your own tabletop designs – proceeds to benefit renovations of Avon's historic 1823 Schoolhouse


UNEARTHING HISTORY – 2023 History Series: Online

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

– Internationally significant find in Connecticut's Farmington Valley

• 5 Webinars – Thursdays: except for #5 – 7:00 pm – dates below

• Register to receive Zoom link – click here

Free – 2023 Online Webinars:

#1 – 3/23 – LIDAR Revolution in Earth Surface Mapping

#2 – 4/20 – Hunting Techniques of the Paleoindian

#3 – 5/11 – Big Importance of Small Things:

Microscopic and Blood Residue Analysis of Ancient Stone Tools

#4 – 9/21 – Paleoindian Sites, Site Patterning and Travel Corridors

#5 – Friday 10/13 – Update on Brian D. Jones site in Avon CT

• Info – www.avonctlibrary.info – Search > Unearthing History

• Sponsors: Avon Historical Society, Avon Public Library, Avon Senior Center


Embracing Retirement

Holy Family Retreat Center – West Hartford

• Tuesdays: 3/28 • 4/4 • 4/11 • 4/18 • 4/25 – 9:30am-12:30pm

$475 – five three-hour sessions

• Tickets – 860-670-0452 • harpandmeditation@gmail.com

Lean practices of mindfulness, mindful self-compassion and more — co-led by longtime Avon resident and psychotherapist Angela Mazur


CT State Community College

• Apply for Free College Tuition

All state community colleges – including Tunxis in Farmington

Free • Info + Apply – www.ct.edu/apply

• 5,000+ students have already received free tuition

• “It sounds too good to be true, but this is real" — CT State rep


"We Are Very Likely To Die"

Incredible True Story of Sinking of Sea Surveyor

Free – On-Demand Video – click here

Talk by survivor Walter Banzhaf, longtime Simsbury resident – presented at Simsbury Senior Center, Simsbury Library and elsewhere in CT


Veterans Coffee Hour

Canton Community Center

• Fourth Monday of each month in 2022 – 10:00 am

Free • Coffee and tea provided

• Register – requested but not necessary – 860-693-5811

For veterans from all towns, not just Canton – one-hour meeting


Canton Café – Dine-In Lunch Program

Canton Community Center – 40 Dyer Avenue

• 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


Blood Pressure + Blood Sugar Clinic

Canton Senior Center – 40 Dyer Avenue

• Wednesdays – 11:30-1:00 pm

Free • Sponsored by Farmington Valley VNA – appointments not required

• For residents of all towns, not just Canton


Simsbury Public Library – recurring programs

Free • Info – www.simsburylibrary.info • 860-658-7663

Lawyers in Libraries

• Various Mondays – 6:00 pm

• Info + Register – 860-658-7663 x2

• Receive free legal advice from volunteer attorney

Online: Poetry Group

• Third Tuesday of each month – 6:30-7:30 pm

• Register – click here – Search > Poetry Group

• Write and share poems for constructive feedback

Online: Spanish Conversation Group

• Wednesdays – 11:00 am

• Register – click here

• Practice speaking Spanish with others

English Conversation Club

• Fridays – 10:30 am

• Register – click here

• Practice your English with others


Red Cross Blood Drives

Numerous locations in Farmington Valley

• Numerous days + times

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


Pine Grove Schoolhouse – built in 1865

Avon – corner of West Avon Road (Route 167) and Harris Road

• Address: 3 Harris Road – Harris Road becomes Brickyard Road

– June thru September – Sundays • 2:00-4:00 pm

– Schedule offseason visits by appointment

Free • Schoolhouse listed on National Register of Historic Places

• Info – click here • 860-678-7621


Autism Programs

Autism Families CONNECTicut

Register – https://www.autismfamiliesct.org


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Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Carmon Funeral Home • 301 Country Club Road • Avon – 860-673-8610

On-Demand ​Video click here

Helpful talk begins at 21:20 mark on video – after musical introduction

• Speaker – Joe Colletti • author + bereavement consultant

Free • Hosts • Mary’s Place – A Center for Grieving Children and Families

Carmon Community Funeral Homes – 860-688-2200

Nine Carmon locations • Avon • Granby • Hartford • Rockville • South Windsor

• Suffield • Vernon • Windsor • Poquonock (also in Windsor)


UNEARTHING HISTORY – 2022 History Series

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

• Internationally significant find in Connecticut's Farmington Valley

Free 2022 Online Webinars — available on-demand here:

#1 – What Genetics Teaches Us About the Peopling of North America

#2 – Ice Age Animals of New England

#3 – Paleo-Indian Foodways with Trade & Network Exchange

#4 – Looking into the Past with Ancient DNA

#5 – Update on Scientific Analysis of Brian D. Jones Site in Avon, CT

Dr. David Leslie – Part 1 Part 2

• David Leslie is senior archaeologist for the Avon site discovered in 2019

• Info – www.avonctlibrary.info – Search > Unearthing History

• Sponsors: Avon Historical Society, Avon Public Library, Avon Senior Center


UNEARTHING HISTORY – 2021 History Series

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

Free 2021 Online Webinars — available on-demand here:

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

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

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

#4 – Connecticut Native American Communities: Past and Present

#5 – Connecticut’s Paleo-Indian Sites: Avon Site + More

• Dr. David Leslie – Senior Archaeologist for Avon CT Site

• Dr. Zachary Singer – Research Archaeologist + UConn Grad

Today Magazine cover story by Dr. David Leslie:

Can You Dig It – Archaeological Dig Reveals Valley’s Paleo-Indian Secrets

• Internationally significant find in Farmington Valley – in Avon, Connecticut


MLK in CT Memorial

Simsbury Free Library

Free On-Demand VideoUnveiling Ceremony

Ceremony occurred on MLK Day 2021 – at Simsbury Free Library

• Award-winning Today Publishing coverage:

– Today Online feature – Unique memorial honors MLK's time in Valley

– Today Magazine cover story – Their Dream: MLK Memorial

• View award-winning documentary — produced by Simsbury High students:

Summers of Freedom: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. in Connecticut


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Avon Public Library

• Events + Programs

Free – unless noted

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


Simsbury Public Library

• Events + Programs

Free – unless noted

• Info – www.simsburylibrary.info • 860-658-7663


Wreaths Across America

Simsbury Cemetery – Plank Hill Road

• Info – 860-490-0105 or abautista@me.com

Sponsored by Abigail Phelps Chapter DAR


NEW Clothing Drive + Food Gift Cards + Other Items

Simsbury VFW

Gifts for Veterans in Community – donations to be used as holiday gifts, so all clothing items need to be new and in original packaging with tags

Drop-off Collection Boxes – Simsbury Fire Department main station, Hopmeadow Street • Simsbury High School • Simsbury Public Library • St. Catherine of Siena Church, Stratton Brook Road • St. Mary’s Church, Hopmeadow Street • Tractor Supply Store, Hopmeadow Street

Please Donate — new clothes, food store gift cards, body wash, shampoo, conditioners, lotions, deodorant, batteries, postage stamps, etc. — all donations tax-deductible: request receipt from Simsbury VFW Post • www.vfw1926.org • 860-798-3562

• Tax-deductible monetary gifts > mail checks to: Simsbury VFW Post 1926

P.O. Box 211, Simsbury, CT 06070 – “Clothing Drive” in memo line


Gallery of Trees – 15th Annual Celebration

Canton Historical Museum – Collinsville

• View trees and buy chances

Free Admission

• Buy chances and bid to win amazing decorated Christmas trees

Open Daily

Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday – 10:00am-4:00pm

Thursday-Friday – 10:00am-8:00pm

– Closed Thanksgiving Day

Infowww.cantonmuseum.org

All proceeds benefit Canton Historical Museum


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Unite by Light 2022 A Night of Connection and Joy

Hopmeadow Street – Simsbury

Free • Info – www.forallages.org/unite-by-light

A mile of luminaries, two interactive art exhibits and Harmony on Hopmeadow – 13 music and vocal performances at 5 venues


Talcott Mountain Holiday Festival

140 Nod Road – Simsbury

• Info – click hereTalcott Mountain Collective

Artisan market, caroling choirs, photos with Santa, free food plus tallest Christmas tree in CT – proceeds benefit Healing Meals Community Project


Simsbury Light Opera Company – aka SLOCO

Auditions for Spring 2023 Performances

• Audition Info – www.sloco.org • email: SLOCO@SLOCO.org

Show Details – SLOCO to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Sorcerer" and "Trial By Jury" on April 22-23-29-30 at Henry James Memorial School in Simsbury


Hemp Happy Hour

Buckingham Clubhouse – Avon

Free • Info – Lauren Magel: 631-877-0441 • laurenmagel519@gmail.com

Snacks, samples, raffle — and hear how hemp can enhance your wellness


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Veterans Day Ceremony – Avon

Avon Town Green

• Info – Avon VFW commander Tim Healy: tim.healy@comcast.net

Speeches, song and prayer — veterans to visit Avon schools earlier in day

• Host – Avon VFW Post 3272


Veterans Day Ceremony — Simsbury

Simsbury Public Library – Simsbury Veterans Memorial

• Info – Simsbury VFW commander Lee Wilson: 860-798-0918

– Simsbury Legion commander Len Lanza: lenlanza@comcast.net

• Hosts – Simsbury VFW Post 1926 + American Legion Post 84


Veterans Day Buddy Poppy Drive

Fitzgerald’s Foods – Simsbury

Host – Simsbury VFW Post 1926

• Proceeds for veterans in need – box available for new clothing + holiday gifts

• Tax-deductible monetary gifts > mail checks to: Simsbury VFW Post 1926

P.O. Box 211, Simsbury, CT 06070 – “Poppy Drive” in memo line


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Tea Party in Wonderland

Canton High School Auditorium and Cafeteria

$5 • Register – click here > search Canton Performing Arts

Preview CHS production Alice in Wonderland – food + games with characters


Collinsville Trick or Trot 5K – 6th Annual

3 Depot Street – Canton

Info – click here

• Host: Canton Dollars for Scholars – fundraiser for student scholarships


Canton Greater Together Community Fund

• Sunday 10/30 – applications due

Info – click here

Community Fund needs new Advisory Committee members to give grants


Collinsville Street Fair

Trinity Episcopal Church – 55 River Road aka Route 179

Benefit – Canton Food Bank + Fuel Bank, Trinity Nursery scholarship fund

• Church lawn transformed into delightful outdoor marketplace

• Beautiful fall wreaths, autumn arrangements, other decor

• Homemade candies, baked goods, pulled pork, delicious frozen soups

• Games + activities for children and young at heart

• Gently used books + teacup auction of premium treasures

• Enjoy a fall day and know you're making a difference in your community


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B-Well Festival

Canton ShopRite

Free • Info – click here

• Host: Avon-Canton Chamber of Commerce – giveaways, drawings, more


Shop A Latte Market

The Coffee Spot – Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury

• Every other Saturday – rain date: Sunday

Outdoor vendor booths featuring local artisans and makers


Mattress Sale Fundraiser

Canton High School

Info – Canton Parents for Music: click here

Mattresses, bases and bedding for sale to benefit CHS music students


Simsbury UnTapped – Recovery-Friendly Festival

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

• Info – www.simsburymeadowsmusic.com

• Sponsor – A Promise to Jordan


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Celebrate the Valley – Fall Festival

Salmon Brook Park – Granby

• Business Fair • Car Show • Health Expo

Info click here • 860-651-7307 • info@simsburycoc.org

• Live music, craft fair, food, carnival, fireworks, kids activities

• Hosted by Granby-Simsbury Chamber of Commerce


Annual River Run

Iron Horse Boulevard – Simsbury

Info click here • Hosted by Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club


Abstract Collage & Painting Demo

Freewww.AvonArts.org

• Info – avonartsassociation@gmail.com


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Diamonds & Denim – FUNdraising Event

Benefit for – Mary’s Place: A Center for Grieving Children and Families

Farmington Gardens – Farmington

$75 • Info + Tickets – www.marysplacect.org/diamonds • 860-688-9621


Summer Photo Contest

Canton Land Trust

Free • Info – click here


Sunset Concert Series

Salmon Brook Park – Granby

Info + Ticketswww.sunsetconcertseries.rocks


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Avon Veterans Memorial Wall Update

Avon Veterans of Foreign Wars – VFW Post 3272

• VFW invites Avon residents to inspect list of names to be added to Veterans Memorial Wall on Town Green

• Corrections and documented additions are welcome – list of names available at Town Hall, Avon Public Library and Post Office

• Info – Post Commander Bob Nardiello • bob.nardiello@microtrain.com


Online: Intermediate Pilates

Eccentrics — gentle exercise movement class

Gentle Beginner Yoga

Host: Magna Physical Therapy • Avon + Canton locations

• Register + Info – 860-679-0430


Celebrate Juneteenth at Hill-Stead

Hill-Stead Museum – Farmington

Free

Celebrate regional Black artists, organizations and businesses with visual art, food and family activities – co-sponsored by ShopBlackCT.com


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Artifact Identification Day with Institute of American Indian Studies

Avon Senior Center

Free • Bring up to 12 archaeological materials for identification

• Register – www.avonctlibrary.info

Hosted by Avon Historical Society, Avon Public Library and senior center


Juneteenth Celebration

Salmon Brook Park • Granby

Free • Open to all – music, dance, art, more

• Info – GranbyRacialReconciliation.com/juneteenth


Simsbury Celebrates Juneteenth

Simsbury Public Library lawn

Free • Open to all

• Educational + entertaining – top talent performing on stage


Bloomin’ Art – Art Exhibit

Bodytalk – 51 East Main Street, Avon

Large group of local artists exhibit bold and contemporary art


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Celebrate National Trails Day

Canton Land Trust

Tour – Collinsville Pollen Trail Dyer Avenue

Hike – Sun, Wind and Woodland Preserve 200 Breezy Hill Road

• Picnic + Annual Meeting – Pratt Place, Cherry Brook Road

• Info – www.cantonlandtrust.org


Summer Courses at Tunxis – Register

Tunxis Community College – Farmington

Numerous classroom and online courses – transfer credits to your bachelor’s degree, but first confirm that summer courses will be accepted

• Register + Info – www.tunxis.edu/apply • 860-773-1490


Women’s Ride and Wine

U.S. Horse Welfare & Rescue – Avon

Register – click here • Info – 860-593-4298 • USHorseWelfare@gmail.com


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National Day of Prayer

Simsbury Events

Info – www.nlicf.com • 860-658-7320

America needs your prayers – all are welcome


Apply Community Grants

Canton Community Health Fund

Info – www.cantoncommunityhealthfund.org


Spring Book Sale

Canton Public Library

Free to browse • Info – www.cantonlibraryfriends.org

Fundraiser for library – sponsored by Friends of Canton Public Library


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Gather + Get Inspired

Farmington Valley Young Professionals Collaborative

North House, Avon

Free • Register – click here


TableScapes Fundraiser

Benefit for Avon Historical Society

North House Restaurant – 1 Nod Road, Avon

• Register – www.avonhistoricalsociety.org

• Proceeds for renovating 1823 schoolhouse as Avon history museum


Apply for College Scholarships

Canton Dollars for Scholars

Free to apply • Info – www.canton.dollarsforscholars.org

• For high school seniors who live in Canton or attend Canton High


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Tunxis Open House & Academic Expo

Tunxis Community College – Farmington

• Register – www.tunxis.edu/openhouse • Info – tx-admissions@tunxis.edu

Free – learn about Tunxis degree programs, scholarships, etc.


Free Tax Assistance

Tunxis Community College library – Farmington

Register – www.hranbct.org/vita860-356-2000

Free – only for incomes less than $58,000 in 2021 – by appointment


Egg My Yard Fundraiser

Exchange Club of Farmington – website

$25-$50 • Info + order – 860-384-3800 > text only please

For Farmington residents only


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PAST EVENTS – 2021

• The events below were listed previously in the main Calendar above

• The links still contain helpful info, to our knowledge


Online: Simsbury Chamber Health & Wellness TV Show

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

Free • COC director Morgan Hilyard hosts on Simsbury Community TV


Wagin'tines Day Grand Opening

Camp Bow Wow • Bloomfield

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

Free • Featuring UConn School of Dental Medicine students + faculty

• Info – https://health.uconn.edu


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Online: Symposium – Gardening Any Time, Any Place

Connecticut Master Gardener Association

$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

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

Free • Listen to Civil War women via Avon resident Lisa Samia's poetry

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


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Plant Sale Fundraiser

Benefit – Gardeners of Simsbury

Gresczyk Farm, Rt. 202 • New Hartford

Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets

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


Avon-Canton Chamber – Community Shred Event

Arden Courts, 100 Fisher Drive • Avon

Free (with the donation of a nonperishable food item)

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

• Info – www.avonchamber.com


Cherry Brook Garden Club

Annual Plant Sale

Masonic Hall, Route 179 • Canton

Free to attendwebsite


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SIMSBURY MEADOWS Performing Arts Center – 2021 Events

Simsbury Meadows

Info – SMPAC website + social media

Memorial Day Ceremony + Celebration

• Info – SMPAC website + Simsbury Parks and Rec website

DARIUS RUCKER – Concert • Tickets – Eventbrite – presented by Trantolo & Trantolo

Labor Day Soiree Info – SMPAC website

United States Coast Guard Band

Info – SMPAC website

Simsbury-Granby Rotary River Run – 25th annual • Info – SMPAC website + Rotary website

• USATF 5K + 10K races • 1-mile kids race • live bands + food/drink vendors

Plus — many other events + programs that were listed previously


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"Beyond The Garden Gate" – Garden Tour

Simsbury Garden Club

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

• Purchase tickets – www.simsburygardenclub.org


Online: New Retirement – Health, Family, Purpose and Finances

Edward Jones interactive webinar

• Available On Demand – website

Questions? Contact Peter Mowry at Edward Jones – 860-651-0849


Talcott Mountain Music Festival – 2021

Hartford Symphony Orchestra – aka HSO > website


Friday Drive-In Movie + Concert

Shops at Farmington Valley • Canton – behind Barnes & Noble

$20 per car • Proceeds benefit Roaring Brook Nature Center

• Buy tickets online – click here

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker realtor Odalys Bekanich


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Online: The Retirement Gap – Women, We Have Work to Do

Edward Jones interactive webinar

• Available On Demand – click here

Questions? Contact Peter Mowry at Edward Jones – 860-651-0849


Pooch Plunge hosted by Friends of Canton Dog Park

Mills Pond – 14 East Hill Road, Canton

$10 per pup • All proceeds benefit Canton Dog Park

• Register – click here


Leadership & Libations

Simsbury – venue address disclosed after you register

• Sponsored by Reloveution, a business consulting firm

• Info — https://www.truereloveution.com


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SeptemberFEAST – at Simsbury Meadows

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

Info – SMPAC website

Health Expo

Host: Simsbury Chamber of Commerce

Simsbury Junior Woman’s Club Arts & Crafts Fair Business Expo

Host: Simsbury Chamber of Commerce


Simsbury Open Studio Weekend

Over 10 different locations

Free entry • Info – https://www.simsburyartists.org/map

Simsbury artists and artisans display their work


Hole in One Singular Sensation Mini Golf Tournament

Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor – Route 4

$20 per person – includes golf + ice cream • Info – nctcarts.org/special_events

• Benefit for Newington Children's Theatre Company, CT's longest-running youth theater