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HAPPENINGS IN THE FARMINGTON VALLEY


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APRIL 2016

1 Chion Wolf hosts THE MOuTH: "April Fools: Stories about Getting Duped," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, Tickets: $5, reservations, 247-0998

1 Art on the Hill; Rita Bond, The Simsbury 1820 House, Simsbury, 5:30-7pm, free, 658-7658

2 First Sunday Family Programming, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1pm Art Projects, self-guided tours 1-4, 677-4787

2 Open House at the Talcott Mountain Academy, Avon, beginning at 10am, reservations required, 677-0035

2 Rupert Wates & Bob Gotta in Concert, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7:30pm, $18 adv / $20 door, 693-0263

2 2016 Space Expo, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, 10am-4pm,museum admission; lectures from retired NASA Astronaut Dr. F. Story Musgrave at 11am and !:30 pm, 623-3305

2 The Burlington Community Fund's Gala Fundraiser, 5-11pm, cover charge, www.BurlingtonBell.com

2 "Skate for the Kids," to benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Veteran's Memorial Ice Skating Rink, West Hartford, 12-3:30pm, $5 per hour session: 12-1, 1:10-2:10, 2:20-3:20, 3:30-4:40, 837-7650 or kknotts@connecticutchildrens.org

2, 3 Rooms in Bloom, period floral arrangements on the first floor, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 10am-4pm, 677-4787

3 Children's Doll Tea Party, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington,1-3pm, $15 per person, registration required, 677-9222

3 Cellist Tanya Anisimova & Pianist Pi-Hsun Shih in Concert at the Avon Public Library, part of their Sundays at Three Series, Avon, 3pm, free, 673-9712

4 Film Screening of Sas Goldberg’s film: ARE YOU JOKING? at the Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, $12 adv / $15 door, 231-6316

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

6 The Trouble Begins at 5:30: Professor Seema Sharma of Mumbai to discuss Mark Twain in India, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford; 5:00 reception, 5:30talk, $5 donation requested, reservations recommended, 247-0998

6, 13 Mommy & Me for 2s & 3s at Nature's Porch, Winding Trails, Farmington, 677-8458 for info and times

6, 13 Nature Rangers for 4s & 5s at Nature's Porch, Winding Trails Farmington, 677-8458 for info and times

7 Vernal Pool Walk/Amphibians Program, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7-8:30pm, 693-0263

7, 14 Walk, Talk, and Gawk Adult Walk, Winding Trails, Farmington,677-8458 for info and times

9 Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones in Concert, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7:30pm, $18 adv / $20 door, 693-0263

9, 10 King Arthur in Contemporary Connecticut, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm on the 9th, 4pm on the 10th, $10, 247-0998

10, 17, 24 Tea Tours, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 1-2:30pm, , $12, registration required, 677-9222

11–15 Name that Nest at Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 1-4pm, with a hike at 2pm, center admission, 693-0263

13 Country-Western Comedy Cuties - THE REFORMED WHORES, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, $20 non-members, reservations required, 247-0998

14 Skygazing, Talcott Mountain Science Center, Avon, 6:00pm, cloud date the 15th, $8 general, $5 members, 677-8571

16 2nd Annual Reid's Run 5K Trail Run/Walk to benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, at Winding Trails, Farmington, Online registration until April 11th at www.connecticutchildrensfoundation.org/reidsrun or walk-up on race day at 8am, kknotts@connecticutchildrens.org

16 "AvonCon," Avon Library's Comic Convention with keynote speaker Scott McCloud, Avon Library, Avon, 673-9712 for info and times

16 MARK MY WORDS: An Evening with Author and Aids Activist Larry Kramer, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 6pm, $25 non-members, reservations, 247-0998

17 Bill Staines in Concert, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7pm, $15 adv / $20 door, 693-0263

17 Farmington Valley Trails Council's Annual Spring Clean-Up, 10am www.fvgreenway.org

18 An Illustrated program on "The Joseph and Roger Moore Families of Westfield/Southwick/Simsbury/Granby," Salmon Brook Historical Society's Annual Dinner Meeting held at the First Congregational Church of Granby, 6pm, 653-9713

20 Hartford Fashion week at the Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, featuring the Culinary Arts Academy at Weaver High School and The Couture Tour, a combination of Victorian Style and Modern Fashion 7-10pm, $30 public / $20 members, 247-0998

20 Lunchtime Lecture: The Rev. Thomas Hooker: "The Light of the Western Churches," Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington,12-1, beverages & desserts served, free to members, $3 public, registration appreciated, 677-9222

21 Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour with author Richard Zacks, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, 247-0998

23 "Earth Day," Flamig Farm, West Simsbury, 11am-3pm, $3 admission, 658-5070

23 The Shakespeare "Olden Globes Awards" Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7-8:30pm, $15 public, $10 members, reservation/tickets, 247-0998

24 Story Time, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 9am for children 2-6 (older siblings welcome), $8 per child, 677-4787

26 The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain and the Rise of American Imperialism with author Mark Zwonitzer, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, 247-0998

27 Spring Fling, hosted by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association, Farmington Gardens, 6:30-9:30pm, $65 per person, 677-9222 x 309

28 The Way Home, part of the international film series at the Avon Public Library, Avon, 6:30pm, free, 673-9712

28 Native Americans and the Farmington River, a pre-bus tour lecture presented by the Farmington Valley Visitors Association, held at the Ellsworth Center at the Simsbury Historical Society, 7pm, $5 admission, included in the bus tour fee, 676-8878

30 FVVA's Bus Tour: "The Farmington River: Currents through Time." Visit sites along the Upper Farmington River in Collinsville, Barkhamsted, Riverton, New Hartford, learning about the state's indigenous communities as well as how local businesses utilized the river, 9:30-3:00, $45 per person, registration, 676-8878

30 Simsbury Innovation Fair, "Innovations in Design," 658-2500 or simsburyideas.com for info and times

30 Harvey Reed & Joyce Anderson in Concert, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7:30pm, $20 adv / $22 door, 693-0263

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

1    7:00-8:30pm           Yoga for Gong Relaxation

2    10:30am-1:00pm       Yoga & Writing from the Heart

3    3:30-4:30pm     Family Yoga

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

10    11:00am-1:00pm       Yoga for Menopause

24    3:30-4:30pm       Kids Yoga (4+)

24    12:00-1:30pm       The Art & Science of Alignment: Upper Body
      2:00-3:30pm        The Art & Science of Alignment: Lower Body

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

4 week programs

  • Thurs. 4/21—5/12, 6 pm Youth Drawing - ages 8-12
  • Thurs. 4/21—5/12, 6:30-8pm Advanced Youth Drawing - ages 12-16
  • Tues. 4/19—5/10, 6 pm Youth Painting - ages 8-12
  • Sat. 4/23—5/14, 10am-12pm Fashion Illustration - ages 8-13
  • Sat. 4/16, 2-4pm Pet Photography

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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
E-Mail: nancy@fvva.com

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