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MARCH 2015

1 First Sunday Gallery Talk: John Kavanaugh's Portrait of Theodate Stackpole Pope, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1pm, 677-4787

1 First Sunday KIDS Activity: Create a Self-Portrait, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington 2pm, RSVP, 677-4787 ext 142

3 BOOK/MARK: National Book Award-winning Redeployment with author Phil Klay, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations recommended, 280-3130

5 Pork & Pinot Dinner at Metro Bis, Simsbury, 6:30 pm. A 5-course meal with accompanying wines, reservations, 651-1908

5 Nell Bernstein discusses her indictment of the juvenile justice system Burning Down The House: The End of Juvenile Prison, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 6:30pm, tickets; light supper 5:30-6:30, reservation, 280-3130

6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 Critic's Choice, a performance by the Farmington Valley Stage Company, Canton. All performances at 8:00pm, with the exception of 2 matinee's on the 8th and 15th at 2:00 pm. Visit for details and tickets

7 Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniola in Concert at Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7:30pm; $22 advanced / $25 door, reservations, 280-3130

7 An Evening of Music & Comedy with THE REFORMED WHORES; MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, reservations/tickets, 280-3130

8 "Maple Day," Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington 1-3:30pm, $3 non-members, 677-9222

8 Violin Virtuoso Sirena Huang in Concert at the Avon Public Library, Avon, 3:00 pm, 673-9712

11 The Trouble Begins at 5:30, "Travel Is Fatal to Prejudice: Mark Twain's Journeys Abroad" Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 5pm reception, 5:30 talk, $5, reservations, 280-3130

14 Legacies of the Civil War: "From Petersburg to Appomattox:The Capture of Richmond and Lee's Surrender to Grant," Avon Historical Society to be held at the Avon Public Library, Avon, 1pm, 673-9712

14 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Concert, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington,7pm, to be held at the Barney Library, Farmington, $12 per person, reservations required, 677-9222

15 "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things," a new exhibit at the Unionville Museum. Opening reception scheduled for 1 pm, 673-2231

15 "Julia's House" Tours reveal special Stanley-Whitman Connection to the Irish Community, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, tours: 1:00, 145, 2:30, 3:15, $5, 677-9222

15 "Red Headed Flying Daredevil," a re-enactment program, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, 623-3305

18 Transcribing: Gender Identity, Creativity, and Self-Expression, a discussion at Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, free, reservations recommended, 280-3130

19 "Fabulous FISH for the Farmington Auction & Wine Tasting," Farmington River Watershed Association, to be held at the Farmington Community Center, Farmington: FISH preview 6-7pm, Wine Tasting & Auction 7-9pm, reservations/tickets, 658-4442 x 0

22 Violinist Linda Beers & Poet Joan Kantor in Concert, Avon Public Library, Avon, 3:00pm, free, first come/first seated basis, 673-9712

22 Pink Party! Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington. 1:30-4pm, children ages 4 and over; includes an open house, light refreshments, the Albano Ballet Company and an all-color activity. RSVP 677-4787 ext 122

27, 28 Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 6,7,8, and 9pm, reservations, 280-3130

28 TWAIN ON STAGE FESTIVAL: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, to be held at the Hoffman Auditorium at the University of St. Joseph, West Hartford, 8pm, tickets/reservations 232-5555

28 Shakespeare: A Festivus for the Rest of Us - A Film Series from the Avon Public Library, Avon. Kick-off talk & student vignettes, 2pm, free, 673-9712

28 Pat Donohue in Concert, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton,7:30pm, $25 Advanced / $20 door, 693-0263

Bridge Street Live • 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville | 693-9762
All performances at 8:00pm unless otherwise noted

  • 12 The Royal Southern Brotherhood
  • 13 John Gorka
  • 14 Comedy: Ross Bennett
  • 15 The Danielle Nicole Band — 7:00 pm
  • 19 Carte Blanche
  • 20 Jimmie Vaughn & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band
  • 21 Comedy: Mike McDonald
  • 22 Liz Longley w/Anthony D'Amato — 7:00 pm
  • 25 The JD's and Yael Deckelbaum
  • 26 Don Ross
  • 27 Tom Chapin
  • 28 Comedy: John Fugelsang
  • 29 The Steel Wheels — 7:00 pm




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