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.
Volante Farms Cookbook Talk
SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Public Library, in collaboration with Metro Bis Restaurant, will host The Volante Farms Cookbook at the library on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m.
The Volante Farms Cookbook, by Ryan Conroy and Chefs Todd and Jen Heberlein, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved farm's exceptional bounty along with wisdom for maximizing homegrown flavors. The cookbook also shares the four generations of family history that led to the farm's extraordinary success and longevity, with stories, photographs, and the Volante family's heirloom recipes. Packed with over 100 such recipes for vibrant salads, hearty soups, inventive dinners, and plenty of fresh flavors, the cookbook serves as a field guide to using the homegrown produce from Volante Farms or from your local family farm stand.
Sign up online at www.simsburylibrary.info or by calling 860-658-7663. This event will be held in the Program Room at Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St. This program is free of charge and open to all.
ENCORE of Avon's 40th Anniversary
AVON — ENCORE, a women's social club that meets from September to May, will hold its first general meeting of the 2018-19 season on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road. Members do not have to live in Avon to be a part of the club. Visit www.encoreofavon.org for more information.
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.
SIMSBURY — The League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford (LWVGH) and Simsbury Community Television invite the public to participate in a candidate debate for the 16th Assembly District of Connecticut.
This co-sponsored debate will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Simsbury High School Amphitheater, 34 Farms Village Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The debate gives citizens an opportunity to get to know the candidates before the election
A live audience will be present and Simsbury Community TV will tape the forum for broadcast numerous times before the election on Nov. 6.
Candidates Timothy D. Walczak, John K. Hampton and Robert H. Kalechman have been invited to participate. Walczak and Hampton have confirmed their participation. The format for the evening will consist of questions prepared by LWVGH and written questions from the audience which will be moderated by the LWV. The debate will be approximately one hour long. The public is encouraged to attend and submit questions for the candidates.
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.
First Church Tag Sale
FARMINGTON — The First Congregational Church tag sale will be held at 75 Main St. on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free of charge. Visit www.firstchurch1652.org for more information.
The sale will be held on the church green, but will move to the adjacent Porter Memorial Hall in the event of rain. Parking for the event is available in the lot behind the Barney Library and on Church and School Streets.
Funds raised from the sale of donated items will support the operating budget for the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652, for the remainder of the year.
Garden Club Trip
AVON — The Garden Club of Avon fall bus trip will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to the CT Quiet Corner. Cost is $55 per person.
Meet at St Ann's Parking lot at 289 Arch Road. The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. Organizers ask that guests arrive by 9:15 a.m. The bus will return at 6 p.m.
The trip includes a visit to Roseland Cottage, shopping and lunch in Putnam and a stop at Logee's Garden Center in Danielson.
The renowned Roseland Cottage is a monumental home in Woodstock and ably traces the Gothic Revival style of architecture. This historical landmark is open to explore its gardens, barn and other facilities.
Contact Lynn Pellegrini at 860-989-7590 to reserve a spot. Make checks payable to Garden Club of Avon and mail to Lynn Pellegrini, 6 Sprucewood Lane, Avon CT 06001.
The Popularity Of Alexander Hamilton
AVON — The Popularity of Alexander Hamilton will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Avon Library, 281 Country Club Road.
Bev York, education director for the Windham Textile and History Museum, will share an illustrated talk about Alexander Hamilton's contributions, struggles and tragic death. This series is part of a grant funded series of program about Freedom of the Press
WEST HARTFORD — Soroptimist International of Greater Hartford is hosting a 'Join the Dream Team' reception on Monday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Road. Registration is requested. Text or email Kathi Meding at 860-593-5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Heidi McNamar, email@example.com or 860-794-6436.
Women interested in learning how to help women and girls live their dreams through Soroptimist's flagship Dream It, Be It and Live Your Dream Awards programs are invited to attend.
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.
CANTON — The Friends of the Canton Public Library will hold a two day book sale on Sept. 8 and 9 at the Community Center in the rear of the library at 40 Dyer Ave.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, there will be an early preview sale from 8 to 9:30 a.m., for a $10 donation. This will be followed by the regular sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free admission and parking. A bake sale will also be held during the Saturday sale. On Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there is a bag sale for $10 a bag. Bags will be provided.
Books are in good, clean condition and reasonably priced. All proceeds help the Friends to further their mission in supporting the Canton Public Library. Visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org or call 860-693-5800 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.