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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 Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor's 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 11am - 2pm. Start times as follows: 11:15am for kids 2 and under; 12pm for 3-4 year olds; 12:45 for 5-6 year olds; 1:15 for 7-9 year olds. Hunt for over 15,000 Easter Eggs with your $2 donation to the Our Companion Domestic Animal Sanctuary. Free face painting, a bounce house and more. Call 677-0118 or visit

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

7 A Year Without God with Ryan Bell in discussion with Jacques Lamarre, Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7 pm, $10 suggested donation, reservations recommended, 280-3130

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

10 THE MOTH Storytelling Event with Chion Wolf - "Thrown for a Loop: Stories with Twists and Turns," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 7:30pm, $5, reservations, 280-3130

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

13 "Volunteer Open House," Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, 10:00am. Want to help out at "Downton Abbey's American Cousin" and have fun at the same time? Share your skills and find out about volunteer opportunities! RSVP: 280-3130

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

22 Author Talk & Book Signing – Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press with James McGrath Morris, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, 7pm, free, reservations, 522-9258 x 317

23 Woolicious Cupcakes – Learn how to create masterpieces out of wool, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, 6:30-8:30pm, $31 fee includes materials, wine & appetizers, reservations, 678-1867

24 Painting with Alcohol Ink, while sipping wine and tasting goodies, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, 6:30-8:30pm, $35 fee includes everything, reservations, 678-1867

25 Simsbury Innovation Fair, 10am - 4pm. A town-wide celebration of Simsbury's innovative past, present & future, with events at the Simsbury Free Library, Simsbury High School, Simsbury Historical Society, North Village (formerly Wagner Ford), Simsbury Public Library, and the United Methodist Church. Rain or shine, free to all. See for event details.

25 "Pitch In" at the Farmington Town-Wide Clean-Up, The Town of Farmington Green Efforts Committee, competition, fun, volunteer info and registration: FarmingtonCleanup

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

30 Pre-Bus Tavern Tour Lecture & tasting with Corin Hirsch, based on her book, "Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England." Given by FVVA's Historic Sites Group, to be held at the Canton Community Center, 7pm. Call 676-8878 for information and reservations. $5 admission (for those not taking the Bus Tour May 2).




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