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APRIL 2014

The Farmington Valley Stage Company announces their April Production: "Jar The Floor." A quartet of black women spanning four generations makes up this heartwarming dramatic comedy, The four, plus the white woman friend of the youngest, come together to celebrate the matriarch's ninetieth birthday. It's a wild party. The dates are: April 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19. Friday and Saturday evenings begin at 8pm, and Sunday matinees begin at 2pm. For tickets and information, visit

2 Stormwater Management Seminar, Farmington River Watershed Association, to be held at the Simsbury Library, 1-4:30pm, 658-4442 x 0

2 Nook Farm Book Talk: Land of Steady Habits, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 5pm reception, 5:30 talk, registration, 522-9258 x317

3 Annual Tag Sale, Canton Historical Museum, Collinsville, 10-3pm, 693-2793

4 Opening Day for Golf at Simsbury Farms, 658-6246.

4 Beck & Call - The Servants Tour for fans of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, reservations, 280-3130. These tours will continue the first Friday of each month through September.

6 Farmington Valley Trails Council's Annual Trail Clean-Up, 10-3pm. Volunteers welcome:

6 First Sunday Gallery Talk: Needleworks at Hill-Stead, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington 1pm, 677-4787 x 111

9 The Trouble Begins at 5:30: "Mark Twain the Standup Comedian," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, Reception 5 pm, discussion 5:30, 247-0998

9 "The Sugar Season Dinner," Metro Bis at the Simsbury 1820 House, Simsbury, 6:30pm. A 5-course dinner paired with wine, with Douglas Whynott, author of The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup – and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest, reservations, 651-1980

9 The Learning Hour, CT Liberty Mortgage, Farmington, 7-8pm, 606-0099

10 The Town of Farmington Economic Development presents Travelers Championship Golf Tournament Director Nathan Gruge at its free Business Breakfast, 8am at Farmington Gardens Gardens, reservation deadline is April 3rd, 675-2395

11 "On Trend for Spring," hosted by Jolie Boutique Consignment, My New Wardrobe, and Cuts for Peanuts, located in Avon Village Marketplace at A Cool Chick Place, 4–8pm, 678-7087

11 Fashion, Home Life, and Etiquette of Men & Women during the Civil War Period, a talk/discussion by Kandie Carle, dressed in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments, clothing, and accessories, Barkhamsted Historical Society, held at the Barkhamsted Senior Center, 7pm, 738-2456

12 Remount your Diamond: Spring into Something New - Bill Selig Jewelers, 9:30 to 4pm at their Windsor Location, 688-3111

13 Open House, Power 10 – Indoor Rowing Center, Avon, 1–4pm, 844-769-4636

14 Bruce Springsteen in focus: 1980-2012, the story behind the book, Avon Public Library, Avon, 7pm, 673-9712

CT Science Center April Vacation Offerings: Hartford, 724-3623, / Grades 1-6

  • 14 Blast Off
  • 15 Superhero Science
  • 16 Excavation Science
  • 17 Super-cold Science
  • 18 Checking Science

19 Motorcycle Show, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, 3 classes of motorcycles, you can register your own cycle, trophies presented for each class, $12 ages 12 and above, $11 senior, $6.50 ages 4-11, 623-3305

19 Jon England, "The Velvet Piano Player," performs at the Avon Public Library, Avon, 3pm, 673-9712

19 Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor, Farmington, 677-0118 or for ages/times & details

24 One Room Schoolhouse Lecture, FVVA's Historic Sites Group, to be held at the Ellsworth Center at the Simsbury Historical Society, $5 for those not taking the Bus Tour (see below), 7pm, 676-8878

26 FVVA's Historic Sites One Room Schoolhouse Bus Tour, 9:30am to 5pm. 5 historic schoolhouses with talks, lunch, $40 per person, reservations, 676-8878 or visit for tickets and information

26 Geoff Muldaur in concert at Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7:30pm, $22 adv / $25 door, 693-0263

27 Colonial Jewelry Making, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 1:30-3:30. Registration by April 23rd, $25 per person, 677-9222

29 Opening Reception: Selfies, Transformations and Symbols: Photography "Old School," an exhibit for Avon Old Farms School Students, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, 6-8pm, 678-1867

Valley Sports Center's Sport Summer Camps, Canton, 693-2378, Multi-sport Camps – ages 4–10, full and half-day options

  • Harlem Wizards Basketball — ages 7-13
  • Seth Greenberg Basketball — grades 5-11
  • Canton Varsity Coach lead Basketball — grades 5-8
  • Volleyball beginner to advanced — grades 7-12
  • U-CONN Baseball 1/2 day camp

Bridge Street Live, Collinsville: 693-9763
Entertainment at 8 pm unless otherwise noted

  • 4 The Last Waltz – Live
  • 5 The Fleshtones
  • 6 Leo Moran & Anthony Thistlewaite of the Saw Doctors — 7:30 pm
  • 11 Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers)
  • 12 Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
  • 17 Comedy Night: Rich Vos
  • 18 Guy Davis
  • 19 New York vs Boston Comedy Series
  • 20 Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
  • 24 Mike Doughty's World-Renowned, Award-Winning Question Jar Show
  • 25 Debbie Davies Band
  • 27 Comedy Night: Paul Mecurio




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