Metacomet VFW Post 1926 Invites Veterans To Fly-In
SIMSBURY — On behalf of Metacomet VFW Post 1926 Simsbury , Commander John Fox welcomes veterans to visit with members of their post at their booth in vendor row 2018 Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show at Simsbury Airport, 94 Wolcott Road, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Membership in the Simsbury VFW Post includes invitation to their monthly social gatherings, receiving the highly informative national monthly VFW Magazine, and introduction to the State VFW Service Officer for those who need assistance with benefits. In addition, members are invited to participate in the Annual Memorial Day Parade, Veterans Day activities at many local schools and at Eno Memorial Hall on Nov. 11, and the annual Buddy Poppy Drive outside Fitzgerald's Food Store every November.
The Simsbury Post is in its 53rd year and stands ready to help any veteran in need regardless of membership in the VFW. They fundraise during the year for many local and state veteran causes, which provides an opportunity to meet the men and women who have fought for our freedom.
There are three basic criteria required to be eligible to join the VFW: The veteran must have served overseas during a conflict, must have an Honorable Discharge or be a current member of the military and must be a U.S. Citizen. There are also criteria for veterans who served in Korea for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days anytime since June 30, 1949. Or, if the veteran has received one of several badges indicating various other service makes them eligible to join. Visit www.vfw1926.org for more information.
Concert On The Green
SIMSBURY — Downtown Simsbury's Concerts on the Green, hosted by the Simsbury Historical Society, Simsbury Grange and Simsbury Culture Parks and Recreation, will wrap up the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Simsbury Historical Society, 800 Hopmeadow St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The rain location is Boy Scout Hall, 695 Hopmeadow St. Perfect Vision and Sound is a lead sponsor and providing the sound system. Plan B Burger Bar is also a sponsor and will be serving food.
Sept. 15 is also the date of the Simsbury Grange Agricultural Fair. Admission is free and the fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 236 Farms Village Road in West Simsbury. There will be hay rides, kids games, contests, demos, a bake sale, farm displays, local vendors, live entertainment and local food. New this year is a life-sized game of "Pub Skittles." Non-profits are welcome to a free table and vendor tables are $25.
Giving Back Panel
FARMINGTON — The Farmington Libraries will host a panel on making the most of your community service and donations to causes. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive.
A panel of non-profit professionals will speak on better serving causes and how to donate your money and volunteer hours wisely. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 860-673-6791 for details or visit www.farmingtonlibraries.org to register.
Wings & Things Migration Day
CANTON — Celebrate the wonders of migration during the height of this annual phenomenon, at a Saturday, Sept. 15, Wings & Things Migration Day Event at Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, offered in partnership with the Canton Land Conservation Trust. Pictured is a red-tailed hawk, courtesy of A Place Called Hope.
The schedule is: 10 a.m., a one-hour live birds of prey demonstration by A Place Called Hope Rehabilitation and Education Center for Birds of Prey of Killingworth; 11 a.m., weather permitting, bring a picnic or snack and hike to the fields to watch for hawks and other migrating birds, butterflies and dragonflies; and 2 p.m., learn about eagles from Karen Nicoletti, Master Conservationist with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Taking place through the day are a Migration Day scavenger hunt, crafts and games. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $7 per person, $20 for a family of four, and free for Nature Center and Canton Land Trust members.
WEST SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Grange will host its annual agricultural fair on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature a bake and craft sale, exhibits from local organizations and farms, kids' activities sponsored by The Children's Clubhouse, and contests with ribbons and cash prizes in several categories. Entertainment featuring Folk Musician Bill Benson will also be provided.
The community is invited to participate as an exhibitor and/or as an entrant into one of many categories: Contests with ribbons and cash prizes are in the following categories for adults: fruits, vegetables, canning, jamming, needlework, baked goods, flowers and plants. For children, the categories are in vegetables, original Lego creations, baked goods, and two dimensional art (original art and photography).
Visit http://www.simsburygrange.org/simsburyfairentry.asp for registration. Simsbury Grange Hall is located at 236 Farms Village Road.
Prison, Art And Healing: A Documentary
FARMINGTON -- The Farmington Libraries will host a documentary screening and discussion on the impact of the arts on those in incarceration. The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library, located at 6 Monteith Drive.
Judy Dworin Performance Project, or JDPP, is a transformative arts non-profit based in Hartford that innovates, inspires, educates and collaborates on stage, in schools, in prisons and in the community.
JDPP harnesses the arts as a powerful catalyst for creative expression through riveting dance/ theater performance work, community building and cultivating social justice. As part of this work, JDPP's Bridging Boundaries program has engaged populations affected by incarceration to reconnect the forced separations that occur within oneself, families and communities. Working collaboratively with social services.
A talkback will take place after the film, with Judy Dworin and Robin Cullen, a returning citizen who is now a JDPP teaching artist and on the Board of Directors.
This event is free and open to the public but register is required. Call 860-673-6791 or visit www.farmingtonlibraries.org for details.
Arts & Crafts Festival
SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Woman's Club Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, on Iron Horse Boulevard in the center of town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
The festival is sponsored jointly by the Simsbury Woman's Club and the Simsbury Junior Woman's Club. Over 100 juried artists and crafters will display their goods. Visit www.simsburywomansclub.org for more information. The festival is conveniently located near the hiking and biking trail, the Drake Hill Flower Bridge, the Simsbury Historical Society and a variety of restaurants. Guests can walk the Simsbury Art Trail and discover 32 life-size bronze sculptures by Seward Johnson.
Mélange Art Exhibit
CANTON — The Canton Public Library, 40 Dyer Ave., will feature the artwork of Simsbury native Kristin Moger through Sept. 29. Moger specializes in mélange, a French word that means mixture or combination. Visit www.melangeseriouslyfunart.com or www.facebook.com/MelangeSeriouslyFunArt for more information.
International Book Discussion: Ireland
AVON — The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, will host an international book discussion series on Ireland. The Tuesday dates are as follows: Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. with "The Magdalen Girls," by V.S. Alexander; Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. with "The Good People," by Hannah Kent.
This is a book discussion featuring fictional books set in Ireland. Books are available behind the reference desk. The discussion is led by Cyndi Larsen and is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Contact email@example.com or 860-673-9712 for more information.
Shingles, Pain And The Vaccine
BLOOMFIELD — Duncaster is hosting a program about shingles, pain and the vaccine to cope with these issues. The discussion will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. The program is a part of Duncaster's monthly series, The Art and Science of Graceful Aging.
This program will take place on Duncaster's campus, located at 40 Loeffler Road. The event is open to the public, however pre-registration is required.
Susan Woodson, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant from the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center and will lead the discussion. To register for the program, contact Fran Kent at fKent@Duncaster.org or 860-380-5006.
Charity Golf Tournament
AVON — St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Unionville will hold its third annual charity golf tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Blue Fox Run, 65 Nod Road.
All proceeds from the tournament benefit The House of Bread in Hartford, which offers food, shelter, education, and medical and legal services to the underserved community and the children of St. Therese de L'Enfant Jesus in Lilavois, Haiti, who will receive a daily hot meal and educational opportunities.
The tournament begins at noon with a shotgun scramble, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Fees are $125 for an individual player; $500 for a foursome or $40 for dinner only. For additional information about tournament registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Carol at 860-675-1403, Dave at 860-675-8884, or George at 860-674-0844.