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HAPPENINGS IN THE FARMINGTON VALLEY


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JULY 2014

3 "Celebrate America," The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition Concert, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, Simsbury, 7:30pm, tix: 244-2929

6 First Sunday Gallery Talk: Pets at Hill-Stead, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 1pm, museum admission, 677-4787

6 Estate Tours with Betty Collins, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 2pm, museum admission, 677-4787

6 "Happy Birthday America," Unionville Museum, held at the Farmington Community & Senior Center, Unionville, 2-4pm, Patriotic Sing-Along, Tribute to Veterans/Servicemen, 673-2231

6 The Hartford Circus Fire 70th Anniversary Commemoration, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 2pm, 247-0998

8 Book/Mark: The Boy In His Winter, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, reservations, 280-3130

9 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival - Alicia Ostriker, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, gates open at 4:30, poetry & music begin at 6pm, $10 advance online only, $15 at the gate, 677-4787

9 The Trouble Begins at 5:30: "Mark Twain and Katy Leary," with Virginia Wolf, Mark Twain House & Museum, Farmington, refreshments 5pm, lecture at 5:30pm, free, 247-0998

10 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "Catch – A Local Seafood Dinner," Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 6:30pm, www.maxcheftofarm.com

10 In The Field Of Grace, the launch of a new novel, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, registration required, $5 donation, www.marktwainhouse.org

11 "Broadway Rocks!" Concert, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, 7:30pm, tickets: 244-2999

12 Farmington River Archeology with Ken Feder Canoe Trip, Farmington River Watershed, Assoc., reservations, 658-4442 x 0

16 Book/Mark: Longbourn with author Jo Baker, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations, 280-3130

18 "The Music of The Who" Concert, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, 7:30pm, tickets: 244-2999

19 Twain's Companions & Cohorts: Steve Courtney Leads a Walking Tour at Hartford's Cedar Hill Cemetery, 10am, $5,(453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford) 247-0998

19 Twilight On the River with Jay Kaplan Canoe Trip, Farmington River Watershed Assoc, Farmington, reservations, 658-4442 x 0

19 The Barkhamsted Historical Society's hosting an Ice Cream Social with lawn games at Squires Tavern, 2pm, 738-2456

20 Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Farmington Village Green & Library Assoc., Farmington Village Green, Farmington, 1-3:30pm, free, RSVP deadline: 7/14, e-mail: mmckeown.fgla@gmail.com

21 An Evening with Amy Goodman, Ex. Producer of Democracy Now, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7pm, admission, reservations, 280-3130

22 Book Launch: The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger, Mark Twain House & Museum, Farmington, 7pm, free, reservations, 280-3130

23 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Jeffrey Harrison, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, 4:30pm, poetry & music begin at 6pm, $10 advanced online only, $15 per adult at the gate, 677-4787

24 Ice Cream Social, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, Family Fun from 5-8pm, 247-0098

24 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "Corn," Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 6:30pm, reservations, www.maxcheftofarm.com

25 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: a Musical Tribute, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Simsbury Meadows, 7:30pm, tickets: 244-2999

31 Max Chef to Farm Dinner, "Heirloom & Heritage," Rosedale Farms, Simsbury, 6:30pm, reservations, www.maxcheftofarm.com

Summer Gazebo Concert Series, co-sponsored by Unionville Museum & the Town Rec Dept. — 7-8:30pm:

  • 10 Tirebiter
  • 17 The Sounds of Frank
  • 24 The Bus Drivers
  • 31 Kenn Morr Band

Schedule of Summertime Activities — New England Air Museum
www.neam.org | 623-3305

  • June 30–July 6 Build and Race an Air Trolley
  • July 7–13 Build and Race Balloon Rockets
  • July 14–16 Zip Line Challenge
  • July 17–20 Straw Rocket Competition
  • July 23–27 Parachute Drop
  • July 28–30 Rotochute
  • July 31–August 3 Egg Drop
Check the website for August offerings

Jammin' on Jim Brook — Concerts at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
7-9pm at the Jim Brook Courtyard, 693-3059:

  • 11 Sarah Barrios
  • 18 Bootstrap
  • 25 Fancy Trash

Movies, Music & More — The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Movies begin at sunset, music beforehand; 693-3059:

  • 5 Monsters University
  • 12 Frozen
  • 19 Mary Poppins

Bridge Street Live, Collinsville
693-9762 | www.41bridgestreet.com
Entertainment at 8pm unless otherwise noted

  • 10 Eamon O’Leary, Jefferson Hammer & Nick Halley
  • 11 Comedy Night: Johnny
  • 12 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
  • 17 Hakensaw Boys & brothers Comatose — 7:30
  • 18 Trampled Under Foot
  • 19 James Montgomery Blues Band
  • 20 The Sweetback Sisters — 7:00
  • 25 All Revved Up - Meatloaf Tribute Band
  • 26 Comedy Night – Jimmy Dunn

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