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UNEARTHING HISTORY – 2021 History Series

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

Free • View 24/7 — Online Webinars

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

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

#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:

Can You Dig It – Archaeological Dig Reveals Valley’s Paleoindian Secrets

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


GALLERY on the GREEN – Fine Art Shows

5 Canton Green Road, Canton – corner of Dowd Avenue + Route 44

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

Open Juried Exhibition – 53rd Annual – thru 11/13

• Over 100 artists from towns across the Farmington Valley

Solo Show: “Summerfields” – by Susan Scott

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

"Loosestrife" — by Edith Skiba LaMonica — oil on canvas

MLK in CT Memorial

Simsbury Free Library

Free • View 24/7 – Video of Unveiling Ceremony

Ceremony occurred on MLK Day 2021 – at Simsbury Free Library

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

• Award-winning Today Magazine cover story — Their Dream: MLK Memorial


Online: Stroll Through Granby History

Salmon Brook Historical Society • Granby

Free • View 24/7 – Virtual Tour of Historic Homes + More

Online tour of historic houses, classic buildings and more


Regional Faculty Job Fair

Tunxis Community College, Farmington

• Thursday 10/21 – 5:00-7:00 pm

Free • Info + upload resumes for teaching roles – http://tunxis.edu/nwjobfair


Collinsville Trick or Trot 5K – 5th Annual

Canton Dollars for Scholars – fundraiser

• Saturday 10/23 – 8:30 am-9:30 am

$30 / $40 • Register – click here


Veterans Coffee Hour

Canton Community Center

• Monday 10/25 – 10:00 am

• No meeting in November and December

• In 2022 – every fourth Monday of the month

Free • Coffee and tea provided

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

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

Watercolor Paintings​ Exhibit​

Harwinton Public Library

•​ ​Thru 10/28 ​Free • Simsbury artist Justine Coleman​ displays her artwork


Puttin’ on the Ritz Art Exhibit

Bodytalk Women’s Boutique – 51 East Main Street, Avon

• Opening Ceremony – Thursday 10/28 – 5:00-8:00 pm

• Running from 10/28-11/15


Tunxis Open House

Tunxis Community College, Farmington

• Thursday 10/28 – 6:00-7:00 pm

Learn about Tunxis degree programs, financial aid and more

Free • Register – click here


Fiction, Fabulation, Futurity

Art Exhibit & Symposium

Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford

10/25 thru 12/5 Open daily 12:00-4:00 pm

Free – For more info click here


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


Veterans Day Buddy Poppy Drive

Simsbury – outside Fitzgerald’s Foods

• Friday-Sunday 11/5-11/7 – 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sponsored by Simsbury VFW Post 1926


Veterans NEW Clothing Drive

Simsbury – collection boxes at:

St. Mary’s + St. Catherine Churches • Fire Station, Hopmeadow Street

• November 11 thru December 11

New clothes only and sundries for veterans in Simsbury and Rocky Hill


Santa Through the Ages Exhibit

Avon Public Library – during regular hours

Free • November + December


SIMSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY Free • Events + Programs

• Info – click here

Online: Poetry Group

• Third Tuesday of each month – 6:30-8:00 pm

• Register — click here > then find and click "Poetry Group" link

Write and share poems with the group for constructive feedback

Online: Author Talk with Sue Coletta Monday 11/1 – 7:00 pm

• Register – click here

The Webb Space Telescope: An Introduction

Tuesday 11/2 – 7:00 pm

• Register – click here

Online: Millennial Reads

Wednesday 11/3 – 6:00 pm

• Register – click here

Simsbury Camera Club with Bert Sirkin Wednesday 11/3 – 6:30 pm

• Register – click here

Diwali: Festival of Lights Dance Show

• Saturday 11/6 – 2:00 pm

• Register – click here

Music in the Afternoon:

Ragtime Lullabies Piano Concert with Paul Bisaccia

Sunday 11/7 – 2:00 pm

• Register – click here

Online: Women in Jazz

Tuesday 11/9 – 6:00 pm

• Register – click here

Online: Art & World War II

Hitler’s Cultural Ambitions and Nazi Theft

Wednesday 11/10 – 7:00 pm

• Register – click here

Online: Intro to Microsoft Excel

• Monday 11/15 – 7:00 pm

• Register – click here


Flatbread Fundraiser – Canton Land Trust

Flatbread Pizza, Canton • Shops at Farmington Valley

• Tuesday 11/16 – 5:30-9:00 pm

Portion of pizza sales to benefit Land Trust


Simsbury Inn Scrapbook and Crafting Summit

The Simsbury Inn

• Saturday 11/20 + Sunday 11/21

Call for cost and other info – 860-651-5700


Online: Intermediate Pilates

• Mondays – 9:00-10:00 am

• Wednesdays – 8:30-9:30 am

Eccentrics — gentle exercise movement class

• Tuesdays – 9:30 am

Gentle Beginner Yoga

• Tuesdays – 11:00 am

Host: Magna Physical Therapy • Avon + Canton locations

• Register + Info – 860-679-0430


Canton Café – Dine-In Lunch Program

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


Local First Campaign 2021

Avon-Canton Chamber of Commerce

• Various COC businesses – offering discounted deals

• Participating businesses + specific deals – Local First list


Online: Simsbury Chamber Health & Wellness TV Series

• Previous 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


Red Cross Blood Drives

Numerous locations in Farmington Valley

• Numerous days + times

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


Online: Autism Programs

Autism Families CONNECTicut

• Fridays + Saturdays

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


College Scholarship – for Animal Lovers

• Application deadline – 12/31

Free to apply • Info + application – click here

• $500 scholarship sponsored by Pawzandpetz


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

• Original reunion was scheduled for 2020 but rescheduled for May 2021 due to the COVID shutdown, and postponed again due to COVID until May 2022


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PAST EVENTS – 2021

The events below were listed above previously — the links may still be helpful


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: 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

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

• Info + other 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


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


Cherry Brook Garden Club

Annual Plant Sale

Masonic Hall, Route 179 • Canton

• Saturday 5/22 – 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Free to attend • c date: Sunday 5/23 – website


SIMSBURY MEADOWS Performing Arts Center – 2021 Events

Simsbury Meadows

Info – SMPAC website + social media

Memorial Day Ceremony + Celebration

Monday 5/31 – 11:00 am-4:30 pm

• Info – SMPAC website + Simsbury Parks and Rec website

DARIUS RUCKER – Concert Saturday 8/28 – 6:00 pm

• Tickets – Eventbrite – presented by Trantolo & Trantolo

Labor Day Soiree Saturday 9/4 – 1:00-6:00 pm

Info – SMPAC website

United States Coast Guard Band

Sunday 9/12 – 2:00 pm

Info – SMPAC website

Simsbury-Granby Rotary River Run – 25th annual • Saturday 9/25

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


Author Events

Avon Public Library

Free • Register – www.avonctlibrary.info

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


"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 six private Simsbury gardens

• Purchase tickets – www.simsburygardenclub.org


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

• Wednesday 7/21 – 4:00 pm

• Register – here

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


Talcott Mountain Music Festival

Hartford Symphony Orchestra – aka HSO

Fridays 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30


Friday Drive-In Movie + Concert

Shops at Farmington Valley • Canton – behind Barnes & Noble

Friday 8/20

• 7:00 – Pre-Movie Concert: Acoustic MarshPit

• 8:00 – Live Animal Display by Roaring Brook Nature Center

• 8:45 (or at dusk) – Movie: Moana

$20 per car • Proceeds benefit Roaring Brook Nature Center

• Buy tickets online – click here

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker realtor Odalys Bekanich


Online: New England’s Roadside Ecology – Author Event

• Tuesday 8/24 – 2:00 pm

Free • Author Tom Wessels discusses his new book

• Register – https://www.avonctlibrary.info/


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

Edward Jones interactive webinar

• Wednesday 8/25 – now available On-Demand

• Register for On-Demand video – click here


Pooch Plunge hosted by Friends of Canton Dog Park

Mills Pond – 14 East Hill Road, Canton

• Wednesday 8/25 – 5:30-7:30 pm

$10 per pup • All proceeds benefit Canton Dog Park

• Register – click here • Rain date: 8/26 – 5:30-7:30 pm


Leadership & Libations

Simsbury – venue address disclosed after you register

• Wednesday 9/8 – 5:30-7:30 pm

• Sponsored by Reloveution, a business consulting firm

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


SeptemberFEAST – at Simsbury Meadows

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

Info – SMPAC website

Friday 9/10 – 2:00-10:00 pm

Saturday 9/11 – 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Health Expo

Friday 9/10 – 2:00-6:00 pm – SeptemberFEAST open thru 10:00 pm

Host: Simsbury Chamber of Commerce

Simsbury Junior Woman’s Club Arts & Crafts Fair Friday 9/10 – 2:00-6:00 pm – SeptemberFEAST open thru 10:00 pm

Saturday 9/11 – 10:00 am-6:00 pm – SeptemberFEAST

Business Expo

Saturday 9/11 – 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Host: Simsbury Chamber of Commerce


Simsbury Open Studio Weekend

Over 10 different locations

• Saturday 9/18 – 10:00 am-4:00 pm

• Sunday 9/19 – 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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

• Saturday 9/18 – 9:00 am-12:00 noon

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

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


Farmington River Clean-Up – 34th Annual

Various sites in Farmington Valley

• Saturday 9/25 – 9:00-11:30 am

Free • Site Info + Register – click here

• Large group registration – contact Aimee Petras – apetras@frwa.org

Gloves + bags provided – Host: Farmington River Watershed Association


B-Well Festival

ShopRite of Canton – 110 Albany Turnpike

• Saturday 10/9 – 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Free • Host: Avon-Canton Chamber of Commerce

20+ health-related member businesses of COC Health Council


Special Meeting – Town of Canton

Topic: New Firehouse

Canton High School

• Wednesday 10/20 — 7:00 pm

Free • To discuss proposed new fire station for Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS

• See story – October issue: Today Magazine • page 11



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