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1 "Sketch-a-Still-Life," Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 11am-1pm, $5 members & students, $15, non-members, 677-4787

5 THE MOuTH storytelling: Event with Chion Wolf- Thanks, But No Thanks: Stories of Rejection, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, $5, reservations, 247-0998

5 "Centerpieces: Pickled and Plucked," part of the Simsbury 1820 House’s Art on the Hill Series, Simsbury, 5:30-7pm, free, 658-7658

6 An Evening with Playwright, Screenwriter, HIV’AIDS Advocate, and Gay Rights Activist, Larry Kramer, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, $20 members, $25 Non-members,247-0998

6 Family Winter Survival, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 2-4pm, $4 members, $6 non-members, half-price children, 693-0263

7 First Sunday Family Programming, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington. Art projects begin at 1pm and self-guided tours from 1-4pm, 677-4787

7 The Ross Novgrad Jazz Trio performing at the Avon Public Library, Avon, 3pm, free, 673-9712. Seating opens at 2:30pm

8-12 Love Our Animals: Valentine's Week, Roaring Book Nature Center, Canton; anytime 10am - 5pm, crafts all day & animal demos at 11am and 4pm. Mon: Fantastic Frogs; Tues.- Beautiful Bugs; Wed. Radiant Raptors; Thurs. Terrific Turtles; Fri. Splendid Snakes, 693-0263

11 David W. Blight speaks on Abolitionist, Author and Orator Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 6pm, free, 522-9258 x 317

11 A Reading of Elementary, My Dear Fellow, a New Play about William Gillette by Shera Cohen, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, reservations recommended, 247-0998. There will be a free-will offering taken

12, 13, 14 The Farmington Valley Stage Company presents: "Fool for Love, an Original Valentine's Day Cabaret," combining music, poetry, and comedy with the music of Broadway and American Standards. 12-13 at 8pm, 14 at 2pm in Canton Town Hall,

13 OPEN COCKPIT DAY, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, museum admission, 623-3305

13 Talcott Mountain Academy Open House for grades K-8, beginning at 10am. Join ten for fun, hands-on science activities and an informal tour of the campus, reservations, 677-0035 or visit

13 History Bites: Chocolate; Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 1-2:30pm, $12 per person, registration required, 677-9222

13 "The Vicksburg Campaign, Grant's Military Masterpiece," with Historian Ed Bearss, sponsored by the Avon Historical Society and Avon Old Farms School; held at the Brown Auditorium at Avon Old Farms School, 1pm, 678-7621

14 Valentine's Day at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, 4-6pm. Begin with a Champagne Toast & a Valentine's Game, then tour the house at your own pace. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 students, $5 children 6-12, 677-4787

15-19 February School Vacation Activities, New England Air Museum, 623-3305 or

  • 15th: Aeromodeling
  • 16th: The Great Paper Airplane Contest
  • 17th: Nose Art Design Workshops
  • 18th: Kites in Flight Workshop
  • 19th: LEGO Flying Machine Contest

15-18 Winter Break Workshops for Kids, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 8am to 12pm, fees and registration required, 677-4787 x 142

18 Salons at Stowe: Criminal Justice Reform in Connecticut, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 5:30-7:30pm, 522-9258 x 317

24 "Story Time," Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 9am, ages 2-6, $8 per child, 677-4787

25 Wine Tote Art Party, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, 6:30-8:30pm, $35 for materials, wine & refreshments, reservations, 678-1867

25 Loose Cannons, a film in the International Film Series at the Avon Public Library, Avon, 6:30pm, 673-9712

26 Business Leaders Breakfast, sponsored by the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce, to be held at the Simsbury Inn, Simsbury, 7:30-9:30am, reservations required, 651-7303 or visit:

27 Harper Lee and the Law, a talk at the Avon Public Library, 2-4pm, 673-9712

28 Colonial Hearth -Cooked Winter Dinner, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 3-7pm, $55 members, $65 non-members, registration required, 677-9222




Connecticut's Farmington Valley
Farmington Valley Visitors Association
P.O. Box 1491 | 33 East Main St. Avon, CT 06001
Tel: (860)676-8878 Toll-free: 1-800-4-WELCOME

Farmington Valley Visitors Association