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JULY 2016

1 "Celebrate America," the first Concert of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, Simsbury; gates open at 6pm, concert begins at 7:30, tickets: 987-5900

3 First Sunday Family Programming, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1-4pm; art projects begin at 1m, self-guided tours run from1-4pm, 677-4787

7 Einkorn 7 Italian Wine Dinner, Metro Bis, Simsbury, 6:30pm, featuring Carla Bartolucci, author of Einkorn: Recipe for Nature's Original Wheat, a 5-course meal, reservations, 651-1908

8 Comedy Night: Tom Briscoe - A Fundraiser for the Canton Chamber of Commerce, 8pm at Bridge Street Live, Collinsville, $20 & $30, 693-9762

8 "Starlets - a Concert of women featuring music such as Barbra Streisand & Aretha Franklin," Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, gates open at 6pm, concert begins at 7:30, for information & tickets, call 987-5900

10 Hill-Stead's Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Farmington, featuring Brian Turner, US Army Veteran & Doug Anderson Veterans Art Exhibition, $12 admission online advance / $15 at the gate. Opens at 4:30pm; prelude at 5pm; opening poet at 6pm; music at 6:30pm; and headline poet at 7:15pm. 677-4787

10 "Would you rest your feet on a spittoon?" A tour of the Salmon Brook Historical Society will answer the question, Granby 2-4pm, 653-9713

10, 17 Tending the Colonial Garden, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 12:30-3:30pm, free, 677-9222

11 The Avon Library Farmer's Market opens, 4-7pm, 673-9712

11-15 "Down in the Smith-Whitman Farm," a Summer Program for 6-10 year olds, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 9:30-2:30 each day, reservations, fees, 677-9222

15 "Appalachian Spring," a light classical concert, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, gates open at 6pm, concert begins at 7:30, tickets & info: 987-5900

16 Commedia Mania, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, starting at 2pm.This 2016 Family Series provides laughter for young and old; $10 adults, $5 children, reservations, 247-0998

16 Farmington River Archeology canoe trip, Farmington River Watershed Association, Simsbury, 9am. Learn about the latest discoveries wit Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology at Central CT State University, reservations, 658-4442

16, 17 Revolutionary War Encampment, Farmington Historical Society at the Polo Grounds, 10am-4m each day; $20 per car. The 2nd Continental Light Dragoons with uniformed re-enactors, cannons, horses, & muskets will delight everyone. There's a dinner on the 16th where you can eat period-appropriate food under a big tent. For dinner tickets, visit or go to the Main Farmington Library.

17 Litchfield Hills Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon, beginning at 7:30am at Brodie Park, New Hartford, Registration and information found on the Hartford Marathon Foundation website

17 What is a Polish Countess Doing in Granby? Find out when you visit the Salmon Brook historical Society, Granby, 2-4pm, 653-9713

20 Hill-Stead's Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Farmington, Edward Hirsch, MacArthur "Genius" Award Recipient & Clare Rossini, tickets $12 online advance / $15 at the gate. Opens at 4:30pm; prelude at 5pm; opening poet at 6pm; music at 6:30, and headline poet at 7:15, 677-4787

22 "A Tribute to Ray Charles: Motown & Beyond," Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, gates open at 6pm, Concert begins at 7:30, info & tickets; 987-5900

24 What is a Necessarium? find out when you tour the Salmon Brook Historical Society, Granby, 2-4pm, 653-9713

24 Blues in the Garden, a Concert by Sparkie Allison, acoustic blues at Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington 1-2:30pm, $10, registration, 677-9222

26 New England Air Museum's "Soar Into Summer Fun," Eight weeks of daily activities for children, families and aviators of all ages including climb aboard Open Cockpit Experiences, weekly Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science demonstrations and much more. Call 623-3305 or visit for more information

29 "The Music of Journey," Talcott Mountain Music Festival Simsbury Meadows, gates open at 6pm, concert begins at 7:30, tickets & info 987-5900

30 Farmington's Freedom Trail: The Amistad Story and the Underground Railroad Tour, Farmington, begins at 10am at The First Church of Christ Congregational, $5 adults, $1 children (pay at the door)678-1645

31 Don't touch that Hatchel! Find out why when you tour the Salmon Brook Historical society, 2-4pm, 653-9713

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

9    10:30-11:45pm       Free community yoga with JOY student teachers

13    6:00-7:30pm           Stand Up Paddle Yoga at the Drake Hill Flower Bridge

Tuesdays, July 12–26        Girl Yoga for Teens & Tweens (11+)

Wednesdays, July 6–20, 11am–12pm        Kids Yoga (4+)

Thursdays, July 7–28, 4:30–5:30pm        Stroller Yoga (no classes 7/28)

Wednesdays, June 15–July 20, 11am–12pm        Kids Yoga (4+)

Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville
693-9762 |
Performances at 8pm unless otherwise noted

  • 8 Comedy Night: Tom Briscoe – Canton Chamber Fundraiser; $20 general, $30 VIP
  • 15 James Montgomery Blues Band; $25 general, $25 VIP
  • 16 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; $18 general, $25 VIP
  • 23 The Corvettes Doo Wop Review; $25 general, $35 VIP
  • 29 Songs of the Eagles by 7 Bridges Road; $21 general, $27 VIP
  • 30 Those Darn Accordions with Tim McDonald; $15 general, $25 VIP

2016 Brodie Park Summer Concert Series, New Hartford
379-5037 | Concerts begin at 6:30 and are free

  • 6 What is IT (8 piece dance & show)
  • 13 Uncle Polly & the Family Jam
  • 20 Brett & Friends
  • 27 Magic Moments

Avon Recreation & Parks: Family Movie Nights
Sycamore Hills Pool, 409-4332 | Movies begin at dusk, free

  • 8 Rios
  • 15 Mr. Peabody
  • 22 Over the Hedge
  • 29 Alvin & the Chipmunks

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, Canton
693-3059 |

Jammin' on Jim Brook — Jim Brook Courtyard, Fridays at 7-9pm

  • 8 Nicole Zuraitis Trio
  • 15 Mother Ton
  • 22 Scott Pomeroy Band
  • 29 Grace Morrison

Movies, Music & More — Pre-Show entertainment 6-8pm, movies at sunset:

  • 9 Hotel Transylvania
  • 16 Aladdin
  • 23 The Good Dinosaur
  • 30 Minions




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