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2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 Farmington Valley Stage Company's production of God of Carnage, Canton Town Hall, Canton. 10/4 matinee at 2pm, the rest are 8pm,

2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 The Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7,8, & 9pm, $22 adults, $16 children, 247-0998 or

3 Pig Roast & Barn Dance, Barkhamsted Historical Society's Squires Tavern, Barkhamsted. Pig Roast begins at 5pm, and the Barn Dance begins at 7pm. $25 for the Pig Roast. The Barn Dance is free to those attending the roast; if not, admission is $5. TICKETS must be purchased in advance at Squire's Tavern - Sunday 9/27 from 1-4 and Wednesday 9/30 from 9am-12pm, 738-2456.

3 Saturday morning Bird Walks, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 7:30-9am, 693-0263.

3 Deborah Child: author of Soldier, Engraver, Forger: Richard Brunton's Life on the Fringe in America's New Republic, talk & book signing, Simsbury Historical Society at the Ellsworth Center, Simsbury, 2pm, 658-2500

4 First Sunday Gallery Talk: The Mastodon. Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1-1:30 pm, 677-4787.

5 The Trouble Begins at 5:30: "Mark Twain in Vienna," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford. Reception at 5pm, Talk at 5:30, free ($5 donation requested), 247-0098

6 6th Literary Luncheon with Christina Baker Kline, Avon Public Library, Avon, 11:30am-2:30pm, $40 per person, reservations, 673-9712

8 Foreign Film Series: Spain: Butterfly, 2000, Avon Public Library, Avon, 6:30pm, 673-9712

8 Salons at Stowe: Can We End Domestic Violence, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 5-7pm, 522-9258 x 317

8 Metro Bis presents an Azorean Dinner with Maria Lawton, author of Azorean Cooking, the five course dinner paired with wines begins at 6:30, reservations, 651-1908

9 Come out Laughing when True Colors presents comedian Ian Harvie, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, not for children, tickets, 247-0098

11 Open Cockpit Day, Great New England RC Swap Meet & Library Book Sale, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, museum admission, 623-3305

12 Leaf Peeper Scavenger Hunt, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, anytime from 1-am to 4pm, admission and map, 693-0263

14 The Trouble Begins at 7:00 for the historic release of the final volume: The Autography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 6:30 reception, 7:00 talk, free($5 donation requested,) 247-0098

14, 15 Job Fair for the 2015/6 season, Ski Sundown, New Hartford, 14th: 1-8pm, 15th: 4-8 pm, Openings include: lift operations, snowsports school, sports shop, welcome center, food & beverage, volunteers, and much more, 379-7669,

16, 17 Farmington Valley Stage Company presents: 6 Boobs and a Pianist, co-sponsored by the Julie Merle Epstein Cancer Fund and The Letts O'Brien Fund for Breast Cancer Research, Canton Town Hall, 8pm,

17 The Farmington Table: A Moveable Feast; Stanley-Whitman House's fall fundraiser, a progressive dinner, Farmington. Register by October 10th , 677-9222 x 306

17, 18 Heublein Tower's 27th Annual Tower Toot & Fall Festival, 10am-5pm; food, drink, music, Smokey the Bear and more,

18 Farmington River Watershed Associations Aquatic Insect (RBV) Sampling (outdoors, in-stream), 10am-12pm, 658-4442 or

18 Adopt a Dog, CT. Liberty Mortgage, in partnership with Almost Home: A no kill rescue & shelter, Farmington, RSVP at

19 BOOK/MARK: The Natural World of Winnie-The -Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, 247-0998

20 "Late Harvest," Lunch at the Loft, Millwright's Restaurant, 12-1:30pm, reservations, 651-5500

22 Pink Cork for the Cause Event Metro Bis, Simsbury, 6:30pm, $35, 651-1908

21 Salons at Stowe: What's Language Got To Do With It? Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 5-7pm, 522-9258 x 317

22 Death on Your Own Terms: Making Sense of End-of-Life Planning, a Medical Ethics Dialogue, Avon Public Library, Avon, 7pm, 673-9712

22-25, 29-11/1 FVVA's 8th Annual Haunted Miniature Golf at Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor, Farmington. Thurs. 4-9, Fri. 4-9, Sat 11-9, Sun. 11-8, including a safe Halloween Trick or Treat on all 19 haunted holes. $10 per person online or 676-8878. 676-8878, info & tickets at

24 Saville Dam and Old Barkhamsted Hollow Bus Tour and Hike, Farmington River Watershed, Association, Simsbury, 10am-3pm, $10, pre-registration required, 658-4442 or

24 An Evening of Local Ghost Stories for Adults, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 7-9pm, $12, 677-9222

24 Lost in the Woods, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 1:30-3pm, 683-0263 5:30pm 651-3926

25 "A Journey into the Paranormal," Simsbury Historical Society, Simsbury, reservations, 658-2500

25 Mom's Night Out: an informative no-stuffy lecture: Talking with your daughter: Conversation without Confrontation, Lemon Llama, Avon, 678-7087

29 An Old Fashioned Halloween for Children, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 5-7:30pm, 677-9222

29, 30 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - an old-time Radio Play, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, $20, 247-0098

31 Simsbury Trunk or Treat, Simsbury Farms, Simsbury. Pre-Registration for a parking place at

31 Hobgoblin Fair, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, 10-noon or 1-3pm, for kids 3-8 accompanied by a parent, $8 children, $4 adults, 693-0263

Journey of Yoga's September Schedule
For information call 680-1482 or email
2    7:00-8:30pm        Candlelight Restorative Yoga & Reiki

4    3:30-4:40pm        Family Yoga

6    7:00pm               Shantala in Concert with Benjy & Heather
                                Wertheimer with Sean Frenette

16    7:00-9:00pm     Creating and Breaking Habits with Kundalini Yoga

18    3:00-5:00pm       Ayurveda for Improved Women's Health

24    7:00-8:30pm     Relaxing Gong Performance and Aromatherapy

Fridays – Kids Yoga (ages 4+)

4 Mondays: Oct. 26-Nov. 16
    3:15-4:15pm       GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens (grades 9+)
    4:30-5:30pm       GirlYoga for Teens & Tweens (grades 5-8)




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