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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

25 BOOK/MARK: Fed, White & Blue with author and Food Network star Simon Majumdar, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations recommended, 280-3130

26 A Nuevo Latin Wine Dinner with accompanying wines, Abigail's Winebar & Grille, Simsbury, 6pm, reservations, 264-1580

26 Salons at Stowe: Women's Rights = Human Rights!, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 5-7pm, free, reservations, 522-9258 x 317

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

29 2015 Space Expo, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, presentations by retired Astronaut Don Thomas, 11:30am and 1:30pm, museum admission, 623-3305

31 Farmington Chamber of Commerce's 4th Annual Pizza Contest, Farmington Gardens, Farmington, 5:30-7:30pm, 676-8490

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


APRIL 2015

2 "Paint & Prosecco," Metro Bis, Simsbury, 7-8:30pm. Deborah Leonard will guide painters in the creation of their own work while enjoying a glass of Prosecco and light fare. Reservations, 651-1908

3 Easter Egg Hunt & the Easter Bunny visit New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks. Egg Hunt: 11-11:30am for ages 1-10. Children 1-6 must be accompanied by one adult with a limit of 5 eggs per child. The Easter Bunny will pose from 11am to 3pm, museum admission, 623-3305

4 "Man About a Horse" will perform at the Simsbury Historical Society, Simsbury, 7pm, 658-2500

5 Celebrate Easter at Metro Bis, Simsbury 11am-4pm. reservations, 651-1908

8 Lunchtime Lecture: Solomon's Wisdom—Recreating the Whitman Library, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 12-1pm, reservations, 677-9222

8 The Trouble Begins at 5:30 - Ken MacDonell, "... a new girlfriend for Mark Twain," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, reception 5:00, talk 5:30, reservations, 280-3130

9 "Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox," Avon Historical Society to be held at West Avon Congregational Church, Avon, 3:15pm, 673-3996

9 The Flexitarian & Rocco Sveva Dinner, Metro Bis, Simsbury, reservations, 651-1908

10 "Eve of Poetry in the Libraries," Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 5:30-7:30 pm, registration and admission, deadline April 3rd, 677-4787 x 111

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

12 Farmington Valley Trail's Council's Annual Trail Clean-Up, 10am-2pm, on the trails, 202-3928

15 Movies at the Museum, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 1:30pm, call 677-9222 for title

18 "AvonCon," a comic convention, Avon Public Library, Avon, 11am-4pm, free, 673-9712

21 BOOK/MARK: Redeployment, On the Frontlines In The War On Terror, a discussion at Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:00pm, free, reservations recommended, 280-3130

22 Introduction To Antique Textiles, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, 10:30am - 12:30pm, $12, including lite lunch, reservations, 677-9222

25 Christopher Ladd in Concert, Simsbury Historical Society, Simsbury, 3pm, reservations, 658-2500

25 Litchfield Jazz Camp Fundraiser, Metro Bis, Simsbury, 6pm, tickets, information, 651-1908

Shakespeare: A Festivus for the Rest of Us
Avon Public Library Film Series - 673-9712

Shakespeare - Thursday Evenings

  • 2 Blast Off — 6pm
  • 9 Superhero Science — 4pm
  • 16 Excavation Science — 6pm
  • 23 Super-cold Science — 6pm
  • 30 Checking Science — 6pm

"Shakespeare-Inspired" - Thursday Matinees, ALL at 1:30

  • 2 West Side Story
  • 9 Forbidden Planet
  • 16 Big Business
  • 23 A Double Life
  • 30 Kiss Me Kate




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