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HAPPENINGS IN THE FARMINGTON VALLEY


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MAY 2016

1-8 Old Village Antique's Annual Spring Sale, Avon, 674-8621

1 First Sunday Family Programs, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, art begins at 1pm, self-guided tours run from 1-4, 677-4787

2 Sketch-A-Still-Life, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 11am-1pm, 677-4787

4 Disconnect: Conversation in the Digital Age, Mark Twain House & Museum and the CT Forum, at the Mark Twain House, Hartford, 7pm, $10 non-members, $5 members, reservations, 247-0098

5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 "Sex Please, We're Sixty", "Hot Flashes: Ignite Comedy" at the Farmington Valley Stage Company, Collinsville, 8pm, $18/$20 online in advance at www.fvstage.org, or $20/$22 at the door, at the Canton Town Hall Auditorium.

5 Salons at Stowe: Redlining and Housing Discrimination, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 5:30-7pm, free, 522-9258 x 317

5 Thomas Hooker & Favorite Flavors of Ireland Beer Dinner, Metro Bis, in the Simsbury 1820 House, Simsbury, 6:30pm, 651-1908

6 Art at The 1820 House; Opening Reception for artists Holly Maggio and Caroline Mccarthey, Simsbury 1820 House Simsbury 5:30-7pm, 6580-7658

6, 7 "May Market," Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 10am-4pm, 677-4787

7 Free Family Fishing Day at Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury, 9am-3pm

7 Eliza Gilkyson with Jim Henry in Concert at Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton,7:30pm, $25 adv / $30 door, 693-0263

8 Artist's Reception, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 677-9222: Cathy Michanczyk, Johanne Bernbam & Carla Koch Sternberg

8 Annual Mother's Day Wildflower Talk & Walk, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, talk 1-2; Walk 2-3:30, $4 members, $6 non-members, moms free, 693-0263

8 In Honor of Mother's Day, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 12-5pm, free for moms, 10% off Sale in Museum Store, 522-9258 x 317

9 The Trouble Begins at 5:30: "Mark Twain Kills a Boy," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, reception 5:00, talk 5:30, free, reservations, 280-3130

11 Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism, a Talk & book Signing, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 6pm, free, reservations, 522-9258 x 317

12 The Great Brochure Swap, Central Regional Tourism District, Hartford at the Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, 9:30-10:30, 787-9640 x 100

12 Spirit Night at Dave & Busters in Manchester, benefiting Connecticut Children's Medical Center Hartford, 5-8pm, 837-5728

14 Kimberly Cannon presents "Hot Sauce in My Bag," Mark Twain House & Museum, Farmington, 7:30pm, $20, $15 members, reservations, 247-0998

14 Spring Flea Market, Salmon Brook Historical Society, Granby, 9am-4pm, free, vendor space may still be available, 653-9508

14 Comedy Night, Sponsored by the New Hartford Business Council at Ski Sundown in New Hartford, cocktail hour 7pm, Show 8pm, $25 adv / $30 door, 309-5393

14 Military Touch-Truck, Avon Public Library, Avon, 1am-2pm, 673-9712

15 2nd Annual Country Dance & Picnic featuring "Wild Notes" and caller Bill Fischer, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 4-8pm, tickets, 677-9222

18 Actress-Comedian-Sirius XM Host Sandra Bernhard in conversation, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, tickets, reservations, 247-0998

19 BOOK/MARK: "Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide to White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide" by former Clinton Staffer, Josh King, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, registration, 247-0998

21 Aces for Kids Golf Tournament to benefit the CT Children's Medical Center, Hartford, at Blue Fox Run, Avon, www.connecticutchildrensfoundation.org/acesforkids

22 Butterfly Gardens are for the Birds, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 1-2pm, 693-0263

22 "Try Simsbury: Meadows & Mountain Adventure Triathlon; run, bike & paddle showcasing Simsbury's hiking & biking trails and the Farmington River. Registration & information: www.trysimsbury.com

25 Iced Coffee at Dunkin' Donut to benefit the CT Children's Medical Center, Hartford, 837-5728. $1 of each Iced coffee will be donated

25 Story Time at Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 9am, kids 2-6, older sibs welcome, 677-4787

28, 29 9th Annual David Child's New Hartford Fishing Derby. Kick-off 6am Saturday, 379-1952

29 New Hartford's 19th Annual Race Around the Lake for Brodie Park, registration at 8:30am, race begins at 10:00 am, www.friendsofbrodie.org

Journey of Yoga's MAY Schedule
For information call 680-1482 or email terry@journeyofyoga.com

1    1:00-3:00pm           Exploration of Self-Defense

6    7:00-8:30pm           Gentle/Restorative Yoga

9    3:15-4:15pm           GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens: grades 8+
      4:30-5:30pm          GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens: grades 5–8

11    7:30-9:00pm         Hands-On Adjustments and Assists:
                                   Folds and Hip Openers, a Training for Yoga Teachers
                                   and Teacher Trainees

15    3:30-4:30pm         Family Yoga

22    11:00am-1:00pm     Yoga for Extreme Fatique

Farmington Valley Arts Center
678-1867 www.artsfvac.org

8-week program: Painting Basics:       Saturdays, 5/21 - 7/23 — 2-5pm

4-week program: Figure Drawing:       Wednesdays, 5/25 - 6/15 — 7-10pm

2-week program: From Field to Fine Art:       Tuesdays, 5/17 - 5/24 — 9am-1pm

Felted Merino & Silk Table Runner:      5/21 — 11am-4pm

Silk Scarf & Handkerchief Marbeling:      5/22 — 12pm-3pm

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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
E-Mail: nancy@fvva.com

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