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HAPPENINGS IN THE FARMINGTON VALLEY


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JULY 2015

1 Harriet Beecher Stowe Center's first "Stowe Salons at Lunch" — this first lunch considers 2015 Stowe Prize Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Confederate Cause in the Words of Its Leaders." 12-1pm in the Stowe Visitor Center, Hartford. Free admission. Bring your lunch or pick it up at the Mark Twain House Nook. Information: 522-9258.

1 BOOK/MARK - The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House with Kate Anderson Brower, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations, 280-3130

3 "Celebrate America," Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, 7:30pm, grass and table seating available, 987-5900

5 First Sunday Gallery Talk, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1-1:45pm, museum admission, 677-4787

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

6 The 71st Anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire – Discussion with Laura A. Woollett, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, free, reservations required, 280-3130

8 Children's Program: Making Jewelry, 10-12, Stanley-Whitman House, reservations, 677-9222

9 Scene Art Bar's Open House, Unionville, 6-9pm. A wine tasting is available for $5, and face painting for kids will be available for $5. It's carnival week for Tunxis Hose Company #1, so a portion of the proceeds will go to them. For info, call 856-5880.

9 Catch – A Local Seafood Gathering, Max Chef to Farm Dinner, Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 6:30pm, reservations, 651-3926 or www.maxcheftofarm.com.

12 "Moo & Brew," Max Chef to Farm Dinner at Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 4–8pm, 651-3926 or www.maxcheftofarm.com.

12 Historical Trade Demonstration- Carpentry, Stanley-Whitman House Farmington, 12-4pm

12 Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Farmington, featuring former New York State Poet Laureate, Marie Howe. Gates open at 1:30pm, 677-4787

13 Bluesgrass Acoustic Duo Jon Swift & Mark White in Concert at the Avon Public Library, 7pm, outside in the courtyard, 673-9712.

14 BOOK/MARK- The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper with Tony Ortega, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, free, reservations, 280-3130

15 Children's Program: Tinsmithing, 10-12, Stanley-Whitman House, 677-9222

15 Evening Walking Tour Main Street: "The Beautiful Mile," Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 6-7:30pm, $10, 677-9222

16 Millwright's "Farm to Table Dinner Series" with Chef Jamie McDonald of Bars Smokehouse, Simsbury, at the Community Farm of Simsbury, visit www.millwrightsrestaurant.com/shop for details and tickets

17 "Classical Night Fever" – boogie down with the ultimate disco band, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, 7:30pm, grass & table seating, 987-5900

18 Farmington River Archeology Canoe Trip, Farmington River Watershed, Assoc., space limited, 658-4442

19 Historical Trade Demonstration - Shoemaker, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 12:30-4pm, 677-9222

19 PIERCE, a new Historical Play by our own Jacques Lamarre, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 2pm, $10 ($5 members), 280-3130

22 Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Farmington, gates open at 4:30pm, 677-4787

23 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "Corn!" at Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 651-3926 or www.maxcheftofarm.com

23 "Lost in America," a film presented by the Avon Public Library as part of their Celluloid Highway film series, 6:30 intro, 7:00 film, 673-9712

24 The 94th Army Band in Concert, Avon Pubic Library, Avon, 2pm, 673-9712

24 The Music of Queen, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, grass & table seating, 987-5900

25 Collinsville HOT - a sizzling village & river celebration. Check out future E-Blasts for details!

28 Book Launch - The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine - A Tale of two Narratives, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations requested, 280-3130

29 Children's Program: Colonial Games, 10-12, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 10-12, 677-9222

29 Community Read: The Boys in the Boat, Simsbury Public Library, 7-8:30, reservations, 658-7663 x 2200

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