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Exhibit – Holiday Shopping Bags as Portable Art

Avon Public Library – host: Avon Historical Society 

Free • Info – click here – for library hours

• Did you know the Smithsonian considers vintage shopping bags to be works of art — come see why via our newest display


Nutrition Events with Hannah

ShopRite of Canton – Joseph Family Markets

• Ongoing – various days each month

Free • Register + Info – click here > enter zip code 06019

More Info – 860-693-3666 x3001 • ShopRite website 

• Registered dietitian Hannah Waxler aims to help you live your healthy best


Grand Opening – Crumbl Cookies

Avon Crumbl

Free to attend • Info – Crumbl website 

• Free merchandise giveaways to celebrate grand opening


Gallery of Trees 2023 – 16th Annual Celebration

Canton Historical Society – 11 Front Street – Collinsville

Gallery Display

Free Admission – view beautiful Christmas tree display

• View trees and buy chances — bid to win amazing decorated Christmas trees

• Open Daily — except Monday

  Saturdays-Sundays — 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays-Fridays — 12:00-4:00 pm

  Thursdays – extended hours – till 7:00 pm

Info – www.cantonmuseum.org – email: galleryoftrees@cantonmuseum.org

 All proceeds benefit Canton Historical Museum


Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center – 2023 Season

SMPAC – Iron Horse Boulevard – Simsbury

• June thru November

Info + Tickets – SMPAC events website

• Hartford Symphony Orchestra: 2023 Talcott Mountain Music Festival is over


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Unite by Light 2023

Hopmeadow Street – Simsbury

Free • Register + Info – click here

• Host: For All Ages – nonprofit aims to connect generations, ease loneliness


Joyous Sounds – FVSO Family Holiday Pops

Northwest Catholic High School – West Hartford

• Tickets + Info – click here – 800-975-FVSO

• Nutcracker, Handel, carol classics by Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra


The Fantastic Toyshop – by New England Ballet Theatre

Theater of Performing Arts – Hartford

• Tickets + Info – click here

• No Nutcracker here: instead, a Hartford-themed Holiday Ballet — NEBT is based in Avon — original choreography by executive director Rachael Gnatowski

• Discount info — email: info@neballettheatre.com


Harlem Wizards vs. Canton Crushers – Basketball Event

Canton High School Gym

Tickets + Info – click here

• See the amazing Harlem Wizards play Canton school staff and teachers — fundraiser for Canton Substance Free Graduation Party


Thankful Turkey – Help Us Feed 100,000

Miller Farms – Avon

• Thru Thanksgiving

Infowww.millerfarms.us • 860-673-3258 • email: thankful@millerfarms.us

• 10% of sales go to Connecticut Foodshare via Miller Farms Cares nonprofit


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Jingle Bell Trolley

Avon + Canton – various locations

Free – Info – click here

• Hop aboard our premiere run through the heart of Avon and Canton so you can shop local for the holidays — limited space: first come, first served


Coping with Grief + Loss During the Holidays

• In-Person + Online

• The Lodge – Windsor

• Carmon Funeral Home – Avon Register for in-person seat – 860-673-8610

• Speaker – Joe Colletti • author + veteran bereavement consultant

Carmon Community Funeral Homes – 860-688-2200

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

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


Simsbury Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Memorial at Simsbury Library – rain location: Eno Memorial Hall

Free • Info – local VFW commander John Fox: jrfoxx@comcast.net

• Speaker — Kelley Crowley, widow of WWII vet + Bataan POW Dan Crowley

• Hosts — Simsbury's VFW and American Legion posts


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The Play that Goes WRONG

Canton High School – auditorium

• The Canton Music Department presents a comedic murder mystery


Why They Came: Immigration to the Farmington Valley

Ellsworth Visitor Center – Simsbury Historical Society

• Featuring Barkhamsted Historical Society, Canton Historical Museum, Salmon Brook Historical Society, Simsbury Historical Society


Lunch & Learn – Chiropractic Can

First & Last Tavern – Avon

Free • Info + Register – 860-677-6401 • DrBrian@nardifamilychiropractic.com

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


Evening of Hope – The Power of Music

Emanuel Synagogue – West Hartford

Infoclick here

• Featuring award-winning pianist Guy Mintus — honoring Rabbi Philip Lazowski: Lifetime Achievement Award – host: Farmington-based Voices of Hope


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American Cancer Society Campaign

Men Wear Pink – campaign to combat breast cancer

• October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

InfoAvi Smith-RapaportWe Care Computers • info@wecarecomputers.com

• Men Wear Pink has raised more than $40 million since its inception


Game Night with Journey Home

The REC – Hartford

Infoclick here – info@journeyhomect.org

• Fun night with board games, trivia, foosball, pool, karaoke, food and drinks


Yoga Plus+

Info – email: mariescancellieri@gmail.com

• Wellness coach Marie Cancellieri leads chair yoga and Emotional Freedom Technique tapping aka EFT — drop-ins welcome: cash, Venmo or PayPal

• Magna PT has locations in Avon and Canton — this event is in Avon


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Collinsville Trick or Trot 5K

Collinsville – starting line: Crown & Hammer Restaurant

$30 • Register – click here • Info — race website

• Benefit for Canton Dollars for Scholars


Pumpkin Smash Extravaganza

$10 – includes pumpkin • Register – text "Pumpkin Smash" to 720-315-8276

• Pumpkin-pulverizing adventure, including karate and Halloween magic


Educational Seminar on Medicare

Free • Register – 860-679-0430

• With Roberson Tierney & Associates — 40+ years of insurance experience


The Red Shoes – by New England Ballet Theatre

Aetna Theatre at Wadsworth Atheneum – Hartford

Tickets + Info – click here

• Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen fairytale — NEBT is based in Avon — original choreography by executive director Rachael Gnatowski

• Discount info — email: info@neballettheatre.com


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Empty Bowls + Soup's On – 23rd annual fundraiser

East Granby Community/Senior Center

Infoclick here

• Benefit for Friend to Friend Food Pantry — featuring food and raffle from Farmington-based Sub-Edge Farm, live music and much more


Wheeler Health – 38th Annual Golf Classic

Country Club of Farmington

Infowebsite • Sue O’Connell • 860-609-1583 • soconnell@wheelerclinic.org

• Fundraiser for Wheeler's Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol


U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony

Weatogue Fire Station – Simsbury

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

• Debut for new U.S. Flag Retirement Platform behind the fire station


Pizza with Canton Land Trust

American Flatbread – Shops at Farmington Valley – Canton

• Percentage of pizza sales to benefit the Land Trust — dine in or takeout


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Avon Lions Carnival

Across from Thompson Brook School – Avon

• Amusement rides, games, food trucks — funds raised benefit local charities


Community Tag Sale & FallFest

Canton High School – parking lot

• Info – Facebook: Canton Parents for Music – email: cantonct.tagsale@gmail.com

• Sell your tag sale items, promote a small business, sell a craft or gourmet treats/goodies — festival with food trucks


Pop Up Mattress Sale

Canton High School – cafeteria

• Benefit for CHS band/chorus trip to Disney in 2026

• Info – Facebook: Canton Parents for Music


Simsbury River Run

Iron Horse Boulevard – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

• Iconic 27th annual event: 5K, 10K and Kids 1 Mile run-walk on flat scenic course

• Host: Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club — benefit for local initiatives including Gifts of Love, Foodshare, Healing Meals and Iron Horse Playground


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National POW-MIA Recognition Day

Simsbury Veterans Memorial – next to Simsbury Public Library

Infoclick here – VFW Post Commander John Fox: 860-658-0388

• Info and display booth will feature traditional Missing Man Table

• Host: Metacomet Veterans of Foreign Wars — VFW Post 1926


Crafting Your College Application Essays

Free • Register + Info – click here

• Emmie Hudson of The Princeton Review offers tips and best practice


Exhibit • History of New Haven Railroad – Steam to Electric

Avon Public Library – host: Avon Historical Society

Free • Info – click here – for library hours + details

• Curated by retired railroad engineer and historian Rick Abramson


Mustangs by Moonlight

Nod Hill Homestead – 345 Waterville Road, Avon

• Outdoor Movie: "The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses" — VIP reception: Emmy award-winning filmmaker Steven Latham — music, auction, Hug A Horse

• Sponsorship opportunities – contact:

Susan Mitchell – 860-593-4298 – SusanMitchell@USHorseRescue.org

Aimee Edgar – 617-620-1581 – AimeeE@USHorseRescue.org


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Free Community Rock Concert

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center • SMPAC

Belfalus Khan + Last Fair Deal + Sweet Magic

Free • Info – click here

• Bring your own seating – picnics allowed: no food sold on site – free parking


The Vineyard Mingle

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Simsbury

Info – click here – 860-688-9621

• Biggest fundraising event in 2023 — Mary’s Place offers grief support at no cost

• Corporate and individual sponsorships available

• Food by MAX Hospitality Group, music by blues sensation Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts, games in the vineyard and more


Avon Acupuncture – Open House

Avon Acupuncture – Nod Road

Free • Info – see website + 860-503-3676

• This is a satellite location of West Hartford Acupuncture — learn about traditional herbal medicine, enjoy refreshments and buy discounted products


Magna Walk & Talk

Collinsville – in front of LaSalle Market

Free • Register – call 860-679-0430 – landline

• Walks are 30-60 minutes — walking conversation topics are your choice, with a goal of building community and growing in health-and-fitness knowledge


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Presentation & Book Signing – Lisa Samia

Gettysburg Heritage Center – Gettysburg, PA

Free • Info – click here

• Avon author and history enthusiast Lisa Samia is scheduled to read from "The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War"

• Samia is an award-winning writer – via Today Magazine:

• Today Magazine author roundup – including Samia:


Artifact Identification Day

Avon Senior Center

Free • Register – required for 15-minute time slots – click here

• Bring up to 12 artifacts and objects for identification – with archaeologists from Institute for American Indian Studies and CT archaeology experts


Granby Celebrates Juneteenth

Salmon Brook Park – Granby

Free • Info – click here

• Arts + education festival celebrates the newest federal holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans — live music and much more


Juneteenth Celebration

Simsbury High School

– Multi-town sponsors – AvonCantonFarmingtonSimsbury

Free • Info – SMPAC website

• Celebrate culture, diversity, equity — live music, storytelling, children’s activities

• Bring a picnic lunch and take a seat at “The Longest Table” to foster ideas, initiatives and relationships


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Free Clothing Giveaway

Free • Info – Tasonn Haynes • 860-404-4714 • thaynes@avon.k12.ct.us

• Brand-new summer clothing at no cost — no eligibility requirements

• Thanks to a sizable donation of clothing from a local Walmart store

• We believe in the power of compassion and this event is designed for those in need — our goal is simple: give back, respecting the dignity of our community


Life-Saving Narcan Training

Simsbury Library – Host: A Promise To Jordan

Free • Register + Info – click here – 860-390-1391 – info@apromisetojordan.org

• Two-hour training — learn about CT opioid overdoses and drug-supply trends,

and how to use Narcan to save a life — receive a FREE Narcan kit


UConn Health Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center – Info: race website

• Participants receive technical short-sleeve shirts and race finisher medals — race-day volunteers also welcome • UConn Health website


Action Forum – Avon Aspires Community Dialogue Series

Avon Public Library Free • Info – Sponsor website: Avon Friends for Equity

• All Avon residents invited — the goal: unify our community via mutual understanding and valuing our cultural differences


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Avon Memorial Day Parade

Free • Starts at 34 Old Farms Road Avon: Board of Ed Annex

Ends at Avon Town Green — followed by ceremony at Veterans Memorial


Simsbury Duck Race

Simsbury Flower Bridge

Free • Info – www.SimsburyDuckRace.com

• Family event — duck races, carnival games, food, music — accepting sponsorships and prize donations


Armed Forces Day

New England Air Museum – South Windsor

Info – Rose Vigdal • Simsbury American Legion • marketingpost84@gmail.com

• Learn about American Legion’s effort to reduce the veteran suicide rate via the Be The One campaign — aimed at eliminating mental-health-related stigma


The Victorian Lady + Dress-Up Tea Party

• Fashion-and-lifestyle journey into the Edwardian era — with audience interaction and humor — plus afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, desserts


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Black Comedy – by Peter Shaffer

Farmington Valley Stage Company – Collinsville

• Tickets + Info – www.fvstage.org


Boost Your Brain Health With Lifestyle and

Nutrition Choices You Can Make Today

Simsbury Public Library

Free • Register + Info – Library website

• Co-speakers — award-winning nutritionist Erika Dworkin and consultant Liz Cornish, owner of New Season in Life • 860-841-9504


Kid-Friendly Vernal Pool Exploration

Canton Land Trust – Uplands Preserve

Free • Info – CLCT website

• See springtime life emerging in these seasonal pools


Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra

Spring Concert – Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Lewis Mills High School Auditorium – Burlington

Free – but donations are accepted

The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra is in the Avon-Canton Chamber of Commerce

• Info – website • 860-940-0562 • music@nutmegsymphony.org •


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Simsbury Community Housing Forum

Henry James Memorial School – Cafeteria

Free • Receive DEI updates – click here

• Food provided, all invited — discussion of inclusive housing vis-a-vis age, disability and socioeconomic status — hosted by Simsbury DEI Council


Find Peace In This Moment

• Mindfulness series for parents of children with special needs — for those with financial hardship, please email for options


Tastes of the Valley

Golf Club of Avon

• 16th annual Tastes event – area restaurants offering delicious fare, wine and beer from local breweries, live music – fundraiser benefits Rotary Club initiatives


May Bird Hike – with Canton Land Trust

Sun, Wind and Woodland Preserve – Canton

Free • Info – CLCT website

• Look for migrating songbirds with Jay Kaplan, director of Roaring Brook Nature Center and Canton Land Trust


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National Day of Prayer – Simsbury events

• Covenant Presbyterian Church – barn sanctuary

• Eno Memorial Hall – in front outside • inside if it rains

• New Life in Christ Fellowship

Free • Info – Dana Jorgensen: 860-658-7320 – Joan Rogers: 860-970-4457

• This annual tradition predates the founding of the U.S. — evidenced by a Continental Congress proclamation in 1775


Lions Club Pasta Dinner – for Local Charities

Avon Senior Center

• Info – 860-335-0836

• Meatballs, salad, rolls, wine, coffee, dessert — Avon Lions have hosted their annual pasta dinner for 30+ years — all proceeds go to local charities


Spring Soiree Fiesta

Home Is Where The Heart Is​

Hilliard Mills • Building 4 – Manchester

• Tickets + Info – click hereinfo@journeyhomect.org

• Fundraiser for Journey Home – entertainment, Mexican-style food, silent auction and more – join Valley residents + others who aim to end homelessness


Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer

International Skating Center of Connecticut – Simsbury

• Info – click hereISCC website

• All proceeds go to Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and Connecticut Children's Medical Center


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Footloose the Musical – presented by Avon High Theater

Avon High School – Auditorium Stage

• Based on the 1984 movie of the same name starring Kevin Bacon


Lively Lore & Legends – Fact or Fiction?

Bus Tour – begins: Avon Senior Center

Visit historic sites in Canton, Avon and Unionville – hear legends and stories of ghosts, crimes, oddities and war – box lunch at Avon Senior Center


Ballet Theatre Company presents Cinderella The Bushnell – Hartford • Info – click here • 860-570-0440 – dance@dancebtc.org

• Company includes various Farmington Valley residents


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Simsbury Light Opera Company – Spring 2023 Shows

Gilbert & Sullivan's The Sorcerer + Trial by Jury

Henry James Memorial School – Simsbury

• Info – www.sloco.org – 860-325-0766


Embracing Retirement

Holy Family Retreat Center – West Hartford

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


Farmington River Trail Cleanup

Meet behind Canton Public Works Department – 50 River Road

Free • Volunteers needed to help with Earth Day cleanup project


Healthy Cooking – Meal Planning and Batch Cooking

Healing Meals – Simsbury

Dr. Ayelet Connell – executive chef, blogger, natural health expert – on building simple, healthy menus to save time and energy


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Kala Farnham – Concert

• Connecticut State Troubadour 2022-25 • Award-Winning Songwriter •

Farmington Main Library – Jay Johnston Community Room • 860-673-6791

• Yes, a free-of-charge opportunity to see an amazing songwriter and storyteller

• Kala Farnham has opened for Don McLean, Tony Bennett and other notables

Song Sample – YouTube: David by Kala Farnham • Kala's website

2020 Limelight Music Awards – Video of Year (Solo Artist) nominee

2021 New England Music Awards – Performer of Year + Best in CT nominee


Welcoming Affordable Housing in Suburbs – Speaker Series

Free • Sponsor – Hartford Foundation for Public Giving • 860-548-1888

Four-part series — partly in Farmington Valley


Avon Aspires Community Dialogues

Avon Public Library • Sponsor – Avon Friends for Equity

Free • Register – click here

All Avon residents invited — the goal: unify our community via mutual understanding and valuing our cultural differences


Cannabis in CT and Its Impact on Our Youth

Simsbury Public Library – Tariffville Room

• Wednesday 4/5 – 6:00-8:00pm

Free • Register + Info – click here • 860-390-1391 • info@apromisetojordan.org

Sponsored by A Promise to Jordan and Governor's Prevention Partnership


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College Scholarships Offered

Canton Dollars for Scholars

• Application deadline – Monday 4/3

Free to apply • Info – Canton Dollars for Scholars website

Open to all high school seniors who live in Canton and/or attend Canton High


Habitat – Playhouse Ambassador Training

Free • Register – click here • Info – 860-541-2208 – volunteer@hfhncc.org

Unique building opportunity for teams to work together to build and decorate children’s playhouses – we will build two playhouses from kit to completion


Avon Public Library – Events + Programs

•​ ​Free • Register​ + Info – www.avonctlibrary • 860-673-9712

• email – avonref@avonctlibrary.info

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Community Theater in Avon – Planning Meeting

Avon Public Library – Community Room

Free • Register + Info – email: Avonplayhouse44@gmail.com

Avon writer and resident Joel Samberg is looking to form a drama nonprofit – learn how you can help make this dream a reality • Samberg website


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How Can We Use Food As Medicine?

Healing Meals – Simsbury

Dr. Ayelet Connell — natural health expert, coach, blogger — speaks about how diet can improve wellness and prevent disease • Nourishing Ourselves series


TableScapes Fundraiser – Avon Historical Society

North House – Avon

• Info – 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


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Fundraiser for Journey Home – Pub Night

The REC Hartford

Register + Info – click here

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

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


Ballet Theatre Company presents UP Close

Ron & Nancy Compton Studio – West Hartford

Tickets + Info – click here • 860-570-0440 • dance@dancebtc.org

Mixed-repertoire performance, including new works by artistic director Stephanie Dattellas – company includes Farmington Valley residents


Avon Dollars for Scholars – Fundraiser #1

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

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


Veterans Coffee Hour

Canton Community Center

Free • Coffee and tea provided

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

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


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Pooch Playoffs – Photo Charity Event

Kindred & Crew – The Shops – Canton

$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


Ash Wednesday Service

Trinity Episcopal Church – Collinsville


Avon Dollars for Scholars – Fundraiser #2

Avon Prime Meats

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


Learning to Love Yourself – Healing Meals

140 Nod Road – Simsbury

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


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Historic 19th-Century Quilts on Display

Avon Congregational Church 

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


Online: Learn How to Use MyChart

Presented by UConn Health – Farmington

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

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

• MyChart = UConn Health patient portal


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Simsbury Inn

Simsbury Inn

• Sweetheart Dinner Specials – Tuesday 2/14

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


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

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

Company includes various Farmington Valley residents


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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


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


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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


Wreaths Across America

Simsbury Cemetery – Plank Hill Road

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

Sponsored by Abigail Phelps Chapter DAR


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

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

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

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

• 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


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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


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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


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


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


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

• 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

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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