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HAPPENINGS IN THE FARMINGTON VALLEY


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AUGUST 2015

2 First Sunday Gallery Talk: The Basement Tour, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1-1:45pm, museum admission, 677-4787

2 First Sunday Activities for Kids, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1-1:45pm, museum admission, 677-4787

3 "Authors in Tents" at the Avon Public Library's Farmer's Market, 4-7pm Avon, 673-9712

4 BOOK/MARK: Master Thieve, The Story of the Isabella StewartGardner Museum Art Heist in Boston... and its Connecticut Connection, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:00pm, free, reservations recommended, 280-3130

5 Puppets & Stories (8 yrs and younger) Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 10am to 12pm, $10 per child, 677-9222

6 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "Summer Harvest," Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 6:30pm, reservations, 651-3926

7 "Art on the Hill," an art event featuring Devin Febbroriello, at the Simsbury 1820 House, Simsbury, 5:30-7:00 pm, free, 658-7658

9 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Li-Young Lee, Award Winning poet & Tina Chang, Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, admission. Gates open at 1:30, prelude at 2pm, opening poet at 3pm, music at 3:30, and headlining poet begins at 4:15, 677-4787

9 Historical Trade Demonstration - 18th & 19th century Quilting, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 12:30-4pm, free, 677-9222

10 Jeff Howard & Krizta Moon in Concert at the Avon Public Library, Avon, 7pm, free, 673-9712

12 Herb Sachets (kids of all ages), Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 10am-12pm, $10 per child, 677-9222

12 Evening Walking Tour: Life in a Colonial Village, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 6-7:30pm, $10 per person, 677-9222

12 BOOK/MARK: Diary of a Puerto Rican Demigod with Edwin Sanchez, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:00pm, free, reservations recommended, 280-3130

13 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "Tomato To-Mah-To," Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 6:30pm, reservations, 651-3926

13 The Celluloid Highway at the Avon Public Library presents thefilm, "Smoke Signals," 6:30 intro, 7:00 film, then discussion, 673-9712

15 Squire's Tavern's Ice Cream Social with lawn games, Barkhamsted Historical Society, Barkhamsted, 1pm, 728-2456

17 "Authors in Tents," Steve Kemper, Avon Public Library's Farmers Market, Avon, 4-7pm, 673-9712

19 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: CT Young Poets Day, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, admission. Gates open at 4:30, prelude at 5pm, opening poet at 6pm, music at 6:30, and headlining poet begins at 7:15, 677-4787

23 Historical Trade Demonstration: Open Hearth Cooking, Stanley Whitman House, Farmington, $10 per person, 12:30-4pm, 677-9222

24 "Authors in Tents," part of the Avon Public Library's Farmers Market, Avon, 4-7pm, 673-9712

27 Millwright's Restaurant's Chef Farm to Table Dinner in Simsbury, featuring Chef Jeff Lizzotte of ON20, to be held at the Community Farm in Simsbury, visit www.millwrightsrestaurant.com/shop for reservations and information

29 Barkhamsted Historical Society's Tag Sale, Barkhamsted, 9am-2pm; call 738-2456

30 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "Farm Fest," Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 8pm, reservations, 651-3926

Journey of Yoga's August Schedule
For information call 680-1482 or email terry@journeyofyoga.com
2    10:30-11:45        Prenatal Yoga
      11:00-12:30        Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak

4    10:45-11:45        Mommy & Me (pre-crawlers)
      7:30-8:30pm       GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens

6    6:00-7:30pm       Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at the Drake Hill Flower Bridge
      10:30-11:45        Prenatal Yoga

9    10:30-11:45        Prenatal Yoga

11    10:45-11:45        Mommy & Me (pre-crawlers)
        7:30-8:30pm       GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens

16    10:30-11:45        Prenatal Yoga
        11:00-12:30        Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak

18    10:45-11:45        Mommy & Me (pre-crawlers)

20    6:00-7:30pm       Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at the Drake Hill Flower Bridge

The Simsbury Public Library has great offerings for August. They're free, but you should reserve a seat by calling 658-7663. Here they are:
3    Learn Still Life Painting with Chris Gann, 6-8:30pm

6    Exploring Dinosaurs and the Roots of Dinosaur Science in CT, 7-8pm

4, 6 & 11    A 3-part course: Buying & Selling on EBay - 6:30-8:30pm

11    Learn the Art of Food Presentation with Millwright's Tyler Anderson, 2-3:30pm

25, 27    A 2-part course: Blogging With WordPress 10am-12pm

26    Leveraging LinkedIn: Beyond the Basics, 10am-12pm

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SEPTEMBER 2015

3 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "The Crop Up Pop Up," Sub Edge Farm, Farmington, 5:30pm, 651-3926

3 Vertigo Wine & Movie Night, Metro Bis, Simsbury, 6:30pm. Watch Hitchcock's Vertigo and taste a glass of either Vertigo Bianco and Vertigo Rosso wine with antipasto. Call 651-1908 for reservations

4 ACT Practice Test, Avon Public Library, Avon, 11:30-4pm, 673-9712

9 A Conversation with Author R.A. Salvatore, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, tickets, 280-3130

9 The Trouble Begins at 5:30: "Welcome to the Jungle: Patricia Philippon - a Tale of the Clemens Family's Conservatory," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford. 5:00 reception, 5:30 lecture, free (a $5 donation requested), 280-3130

10 Millwright's Restaurant's "Farm to Table" Dinner Series with Chef Bille Taibe of The Whelk, to be held at the Community Farm of Simsbury. Visit www.millwrightsrestaurant/shop for information and reservations

10 Calla Lilies Art Party, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, 6:30-8:30pm, material fees and registration, www.artsfvac.org

10 A Cookbook Dinner at Metro Bis in Simsbury featuring: Chef Pierre Thiam, author of Senegal. Call 651-1908 for information and reservations

11-13 Septemberfest: Simsbury’s Town Celebration, Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Iron Horse Boulevard

12 The 3rd Annual Old Barkhamsted Day at Squires Tavern, Barkhamsted, 1pm, 3738-2456

12 Migration Day Scavenger Hunt, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 10am-2pm, 693-0263

13 Max Chef to Farm Dinner: Farm Fest, Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 4-8pm, 651-3926

14 SAT Practice Test, Avon Public Library, Avon, 11:30-4:00 pm, 673-9712

17 Max Chef to Farm Dinner: The Vegan Table, Rosedale Farms, 5:30pm 651-3926

18 The Mouth Storytelling Event Chion Wolf: Caught in the Act! Stories about not getting away with it, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, $5, Reservations: 280-3130

19 Sam Collins Day, Canton's town-wide celebration, 10am-4pm

19, 20 Simsbury Woman's Clubs 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury 10am-5pm, email swc_artsandcrafts@gmail.com

20 Silk Scarf & Handkerchief Marbling Farmington Valley Art Center, Avon, 12-3pm Tuition, Fees, www.artsfvac.org

20 Mushrooms With Mushroom Marlene, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 12-3:30pm, 693-0263

24 Millwright's Farm to table Dinner, With Chef Billy Grant of Briccos at The Community Farm of Simsbury. Visit www.millwrightsrestaurant/shop for information and reservations.

24 Foreign Film Series: Brazil- Behind The Sun, Avon Public Library, Avon, 6:30pm, 673-9712

25 Mark Twain House & Museum's Biggest Party- 8th Annual "Tapping Into Twain" Oktoberfest, Hartford, 5:30-9:30pm, Tickets & Reservations, 280-3130

26 Farmington River Clean-up, Farmington River Watershed Association, Simsbury. Groups of all ages may participate from 10am-2pm, call: 658-4442 ext. 0 to register or visit www.frwa.org

26 Saturday Morning Bird Walk, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7:30-9am, 693-0263

26 Avon Day Town of Avon Celebration, the Fields Between Thompson Brook and Pine Grove Schools, 11am-6:30pm, 676-8878

27 Streambugs Farmington River Watershed Association, at Winding Trails Nature's Porch Farmington, 10am-12pm 658-4442

27 Unionville Town Celebration

29 Medical Ethics Dialogue with Thomas Robey MD, PhD: Safety Net Medicine (Just Another Day at Work in the ER). Avon Public Library, Avon, 7pm, 673-9712

30 BOOK/MARK: Providential With Colin Channer, Mark Twain House & Museum Hartford, 7pm, Reservations Recommended, 280-3130

 

Journey of Yoga's September Schedule
For information call 680-1482 or email terry@journeyofyoga.com
2    7:30-8:30pm        Joy Yoga Teacher Training - Free Meet & Greet

4    7:00-8:30pm        Candlelight Restorative Yoga and Reiki

11    6:30-8:30pm     Therapeutic Yoga - Upper and Lower Back
                                Pain and Tension Relief

18    7:00-9:00pm     Kundalini Yoga and the Breath of Life

19    9am-12pm         JOY Anniversary Day - Free Open House

25    6:30-8:30pm     Therapeutic Yoga - Finding Ease in the
                                Sacrum, Hips, Knees

27    3:00-5:00pm     Balance your Life: An Introduction to Ayurveda

Fridays Sept. 11th - Dec.18th
    4:00-4:45pm       Kids Yoga (ages 4+)

4 Mondays: Sept. 21-Oct. 19th
    3:15-4:15pm       GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens (grades 9+)
    4:30-5:30pm       GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens (grades 5-8)

4 Tuesdays Sept. 22nd - Oct. 13th: Yoga 101

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