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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, 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,

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:

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,

Journey of Yoga's MAY Schedule
For information call 680-1482 or email

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

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




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