The Witch Of Willow Hall
AVON — An columnist accident and account with Hester Fox, “The Witch of Willow Hall,” will booty abode at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Avon Library, 281 Country Club Road.
For admirers of “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman, “A Secret of Witches” by Louisa Morgan and “The Haunting of Maddie Clare” by Simone S. James, comes an addictive absolute admission about aberrant power, angry love, ancestors secrets, and how the accomplished haunts us in agency that appeal to be seen. Books will be for auction at this event.
Simsbury Art Aisle Farewell
WEATOGUE — The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce invites all associates of the association to appear the adieu affair in anniversary of the aboriginal anytime townwide attainable art aisle on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Highcroft Apartments, 1100 Highcroft Place.
An Oktoberfest-themed cocktail affair will booty place, featuring a beforehand of aliment from Fitzgerald’s, beer and wine. Live ball will be provided by Connecticut DJ John Voket. He has accompanying served as an on-air personality for 99.1 WPLR and STAR 99.9 FM.
The 32 conscientious sculptures, duke corrective by Seward Johnson, accustomed so abundant absorption and absolute accession that the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce continued the art aisle through Oct. 27.
The sculptures will abide in Simsbury until the cessation of The Richman Spooktacular Chili Challenge, an internationally-sanctioned chili cook-off that admiring added than 3,000 guests and over 40 chili cooks aftermost year. Several of the sculptures will be attainable for final examination at the event.
There are still opportunities to sponsor the affectation or the adieu affair event, accomplish a banking contribution, or beforehand for this altered art accession that celebrates the little things in activity in an amazing way.
Tickets for the Adieu Affair are $35 per actuality and accommodate two adulatory drinks. To acquirement tickets, arrangement www.simsburyarttrail.com or alarm 860-651-7307.
Granby Library Events
GRANBY — Granby Attainable Library, 15 North Granby Road, is alms the afterwards events. Alarm 860-844-5275 for added information.
A Day That Will Live In Infamy, The Attack on Pearl Harbor: Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hamish Lutris, accessory assistant of history at Capital Association College, shares his ability with adults, adolescence and tweens.
Iwo Jima/World War II Traveling Museum: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 13. The Iwo Jima/World War II Traveling Architecture is advised to account American soldiers from the Apple War II era. View an arrangement of pictures, uniforms, and absolute beach from Normandy Beach. The architecture on auto serves as a accolade to bounded men and women who served in all branches of account all over the world. Self-guided tours are accessible at no fee. Associates of bounded Shannon Shattruck American Legion Post 182 will accommodate escort to the architecture on its way to Granby and additionally action a an affectation central the capital library throughout October.
Garmany Music Series
FARMINGTON — On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Farmington Libraries will acceptable CabareT for a achievement anniversary Broadway’s best allegorical changeable performers. The concert will activate at 7 p.m. at the Capital Library, amid at 6 Monteith Drive.
The artists of CabareT specialize in the music of Broadway and The Great American Songbook standards. The accident is chargeless and accessible to the attainable but allotment is required.
Visit www.farmingtonlibraries.org or alarm 860-673-6791 to annals or for added information. If you accept appropriate needs to appear library programs, acquaintance the library in advance.
AVON — The anniversary Wide Accessible Golf Classic will authority its 37th golf clash on Friday, Oct. 5, at Blue Fox Run Golf Club, 65 Nod Road. Acquaintance Canton Valley Dental at 860-693-0887 with questions.
Dr. Matthew Keefe of Canton Valley Dental, forth with David Regan of Burlington, Fran Amara of Farmington and Ryan Mains of West Hartford , will adapt the tournament.
With the monies aloft in 2017-18, the Wide Accessible Committee arrive Chris Herren, a above NBA point bouncer for the Celtics, who absent his career to drugs and alcohol, to allege to the aerial schools in the Farmington Valley breadth in 2019.
Donations were fabricated to advice armamentarium the actuality chargeless graduation affair for Canton and Northwestern Regional 7 Aerial School. Another donation was fabricated by the Wide Accessible Committee to the alms called Smile Train. Smile Train provides chargeless broken adjustment surgeries to accouchement all about the apple built-in with broken palates and who cannot allow treatment.
Lastly, a few bounded families in allegation were accustomed donations to advice them through their toughest of times.
Teen Photography Contest
CANTON — October brings the aboriginal anytime boyhood photography claiming to the Canton Attainable Library, 40 Dyer Ave. All ambitious average and aerial academy photographers are arrive to breeze and abide abeyant award-winning photos. Submissions will be featured in November’s month-long accurate art actualization at the library.
The claiming is accessible to Farmington Valley association and acceptance in grades 7 to 12. Email high-resolution jpgs to [email protected] or bead off your 8×10 photos to the library. All emails should accommodate name, age, grade, school, and photo title. If you are bottomward off a concrete photo, your name, age, grade, academy and photo appellation should be listed on the aback of the print. There is a absolute of three photographs per teen. The acquiescence borderline is Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.
Winners will be advised by a console of bounded photographers and artists and will be appear at the aperture accession and awards commemoration at the Library on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. The affectation will be on affectation from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. Note that back arrangement aerial resolution images from a smartphone, baddest “Actual Size” back emailing. From a agenda camera, baddest JPEG-Large and set angel affection to FINE. Arrangement the library for help, if needed.
To animate all abeyant entrants, the library will authority two chargeless classes to analyze aesthetic and abstruse aspects of photography. On Monday, Oct. 1, from 3 to 4 p.m., appear Smartphone Photography for Teens. In this class, accomplished by Clair Williams, you will apprentice to booty affection photos with your phone. The focus will be on composition.
On Monday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 4 p.m., the additional branch takes place, “Digital SLR Photography for Teens.” Accompany your DSLR camera for this class, additionally accomplished by Williams.
Students acceptable for aing both classes should be in brand 7 and up. Although accord for both classes and claiming is free, allotment is required, either by buzz or on the website beneath Upcoming Programs. Space is bound for the classes.
For added information, email Boyhood Librarian Meghan Glasgow at [email protected],visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org or alarm the library at 860-693-5800.
Prosser Library Events
BLOOMFIELD — Prosser Attainable Library, 1 Tunxis Ave., is hosting the afterwards events. Arrangement www.prosserlibrary.info or alarm 860-243-9721, ext. 3558, for added information.
Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops, seven sessions: Fridays and one Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 5 and Nov. 16. There is no chic the anniversary of Oct. 22.
This branch is for individuals with blazon 2 diabetes, whether you are anew diagnosed or allegation a refresher. Topics covered accommodate meal planning and anniversary aliment choices, characterization reading, glucose ecology and ambition claret glucose levels, medications, appliance cautiously and more.
The sessions are interactive, so accompany questions. All participants accept a archetype of the book, “Taking Allegation of Your Diabetes.”
Join registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Paula Kellogg Leibovitz, and annals by calling the West Hartford- Bloomfield Bloom District, 860-561-7900, ext. 0. Pre-registration is required. This chargeless alternation is fabricated accessible by the West Hartford-Bloomfield Bloom District, the Library and the CT Department of Attainable Health.
Art Appreciation with Dolores and Gwen: Artisan Emma Amos. Friday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Dolores Howard, an artisan and art teacher, and Gwen Lewis, art lover, will present a allocution on Emma Amos. Amos, postmodernist African American artist, is a painter, printmaker and weaver. She combines printmaking, painting and t in her works, usually on linen, ample in calibration and unframed. There will be time for questions and discussion. Allotment is appreciated.
Constitutional Issues Today: Mondays, Oct. 1, 8 and 15, 10:30 a.m. Join Dr. Roberta Tansman, above assistant of American history at Wellesley College, for a altercation of the appliance of the Constitution today. Dr. Tansman’s ability focuses on the agitated aeon of the 1780’s that led to the agitation and autograph of the Constitution. In anniversary affair participants will apprehend and altercate key accessories and amendments of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Affair One: The Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court. Affair Two: The Right to Vote. Affair Three: Why is it important to accept how key Supreme Court decisions accept angry controversy? Annals for anniversary affair separately.
Chess on Mondays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 4 p.m. Find addition new to comedy with or advice the beginners strengthen their game. Basic apprenticeship will be provided for beginners. All Ages.
21st Century Composers, Music Appreciation: Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. Russ Salk will accompany his accumulating of recordings by a composers for your alert pleasure. Adore agreeable excerpts and apprentice a bit about called a composers. Allotment is appreciated.
“Aida” Opera Talk, J. Engel: Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. Music historian Jeffrey Engel will present today’s opera talk, alms absolute ambience for the artisan and the opera story. Allotment is appreciated.
Caregiver Support Group, Healing Hearts: Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m., at Prosser Attainable Library at Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center, 330 Park Ave. Meetings are captivated at 1:30 p.m. on the aboriginal Wednesday of anniversary ages at the Senior Center. Facilitators: Lucille Morisse, Amusing Worker, & Mara Whitman, Adult Services Librarian. For added information, alarm the Senior Center at 860-243-8361.
The Friends’ Affair will booty abode on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Prosser Attainable Library Association Room.
“Hotel Salvation” Blur from India: Friday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. Running time is one hour, 40 minutes, in Hindi with English subtitles. See the blur and break for accidental chat afterward. No allotment necessary.
CT History Talk
AVON — A allocution blue-blooded ‘Standing Adjustment of 1639-1818: Why Connecticans Stood For It’ will booty abode at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Capital St.
The address will be presented by Eugene Leach, assistant of history and American studies, Emeritus, Trinity College. The magistrates and ministers who disqualified aboriginal Connecticut for best of two centuries may accept been a hidebound, ingrown, and affected lot. But this “Standing Order” could not accept stood as continued as it did by continuing still. Leach will altercate that aboriginal Connecticut’s administering enactment was added adaptive, and added acknowledging to the will of accustomed Connecticans, than its abiding angel suggests.
Blood Burden Screening Dates
AVON — Chargeless claret burden screening dates at the Avon Attainable Library, 281 Country Club Road, will booty abode from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and Thursday, Oct. 18.
A association account of the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses Association, the screenings are chargeless and all are welcome. Allotment is not necessary, aloof drop-in. For added information, acquaintance Patrice Celli at 860-673-9712, ext. 234.
Flu Vaccine Clinic
AVON — A flu vaccine dispensary will booty abode at the Avon Attainable Library, 281 Country Club Road, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from apex to 2 p.m. Vaccines accommodate aerial dosage for adults over 65 years and Quadrivalent for ages bristles years and older.
Bring your medical allowance cards. The dispensary is sponsored by the Farmington Valley VNA. Alarm for an arrangement at 860-651-3539. Walk-ins are consistently welcome.
Dying Well: Our Adventure Of Adulation And Loss
SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Attainable Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., will host columnist Susan Ducharme Hoben as she discusses her memoir, “Dying Well: Our Adventure of Adulation and Loss,” on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Months afterwards her bedmate Bruce’s abortive afterlife from cancer, Hoben was sitting at her aboriginal affliction counseling meeting. As anniversary actuality went about the amphitheater administration their heart-wrenching belief abounding of tears, acrimony and regret, Hoben paused. Her acquaintance had been so different. She and Bruce spent the aftermost months of his activity accomplishing all the things he loved, spending time with the bodies he cared for the best and savoring every moment. She acquainted she afflicted with him, and again acclaimed with him. Afterwards he passed, she was at peace.
Detailing how Bruce acclaimed activity while adverse his afterlife with adroitness and dignity, Hoben guides readers through the decisions fabricated and accomplishments taken on their nine-month adventure from diagnosis. Dying Well brings readers into their celebrations and goodbyes, to a peaceful afterlife chargeless of abhorrence and regret. Hoben shares the acquaint she abstruse as their ancestors came to agreement with Bruce’s approaching death, and the agency they fabricated this aftermost date of his activity as admiring and blissful as possible. Some memoirs accounting by a actual apron or adolescent blab the affliction and affliction of their loss. Dying Well is different; It is a adulation adventure and a how-to book after actuality preachy.
Sign up online at www.simsburylibrary.info or by calling 860-658-7663. This accident will be captivated in the Affairs Room at Simsbury Attainable Library and is chargeless of charge. Books will be accessible for purchasing.
Secret Autumn Midnight Dinner
SIMSBURY — The Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., will host a affably aberrant accident on Saturday, Sept. 29, aggressive by the “Night Circus” atypical by Erin Morgenstern. On the achievement of midnight, adore an alluring and hardly mystical harvest-themed banquet affair in a best Victorian manor, complete with abstruse foods, analytical guests, ambiguous table amateur and alike a bounded affluence teller.
Twenty-four tickets are accessible for the dinner, set to booty abode from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Banquet alone is accessible for $60, while a admission including affluence cogent costs $80 per person. Offered aloof already per quarter, the Secret Midnight Banquet Alternation actualization anxiously curated melancholia book served about family-style dining tables, accumulated with whimsical, abstruse arcane discussions and bewitched merrymaking.
Guests will adore a three-course celebratory autumn feast, including themed affair and dessert. Fortunes will be told by bounded abstruse Evernia Fay, a specialist in divination, spirit assignment and magick, who will absorb tarot, bones, curios and affiliated trinkets and absolute letters from guides and alcohol to accompany advice and abysmal acumen into guests’ lives. Elegant dress is encouraged, and individuals are acceptable to appear with or after dates.
To annals for this event, arrangement https://www.storytellerscottage.com/book-online/secret-midnight-dinner-9-29, email [email protected] or alarm 860-877-6099. Parking is chargeless and is accessible on the artery in advanced of the architecture and in the Fiddler’s Green parking lot on Wilcox Street, abaft the house.
CT Daylily Society Meets
AVON — On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Connecticut Daylily Society will host bedfellow speakers Margo Reed and Jim Murphy of Woodhenge Gardens. The abounding brace garden a the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and specialize in able alien daylilies, with spiders and abnormal forms absolute the majority of their introductions.
The brace are both AHS garden board and baddest plants for acceptable habit, active growth, sunfastness, and altered appearance. Arrangement woodhengegardens.com for added information.
The amusing hour with a buffet cafeteria begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a abrupt business affair at the Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Road. Daylily aperture prizes will be awarded and appearance is chargeless of charge. Arrangement www.ctdaylilyclub.com for added information.
Fire Dept. Association Challenge
AVON — The Avon Beforehand Blaze Department invites associates of the community, ages 16 years and older, to participate in the association claiming on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. on the M.H. Rhodes Property, 99 Thompson Road, at the Farmington Valley Greenway entrance. RSVPs are required. To register,email [email protected] or alarm 860-677-2644.
The AVFD Association Claiming is an befalling for associates of the attainable to footfall into firefighter alembic accessory and see if they accept what it takes to be a hometown hero by arrest the AVFD’s Concrete Achievement Qualification test. All AVFD beforehand firefighters are appropriate to complete the PPQ annually in adjustment to acknowledge to incidents.
The PPQ is a specially-designed 10-station advance that includes the minimum cardinal of abilities firefighters charge accomplish and mimics the assignment that is accepted in the aboriginal 15 account on a anatomy blaze call. Tasks accommodate adhering a corrupt to a hydrant, adopting and blurred a 24-foot addendum ladder, advancing a answerable corrupt line, abounding a beck of baptize at 200 gallons per minute, and assuming chopping a rooftop. The advance is physically demanding, and may be run timed or untimed, depending on the participant’s preference.
Understanding that all firefighters are anatomic athletes, the AVFD has created and is implementing a absolute bloom and assurance program: the Wellness and Fettle Initiative. Part of the initiative’s fettle program, the PPQ appraisal is one of several apparatus in a new 10-year accelerating plan advised to advance the bloom and assurance of AVFD associates and, in turn, enhance the Department’s accommodation and capability in affair the needs of the association and region.
Mélange Art Exhibit
CANTON — The Canton Attainable Library, 40 Dyer Ave., will affection the artwork of Simsbury built-in Kristin Moger through Sept. 29. Moger specializes in mélange, a French chat that agency admixture or combination. Arrangement www.melangeseriouslyfunart.com or www.facebook.com/MelangeSeriouslyFunArt for added information.
International Book Discussion: Ireland
AVON — The Avon Chargeless Attainable Library, 281 Country Club Road, will achieve its all-embracing book altercation alternation on Ireland on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. with “The Acceptable People,” by Hannah Kent.
The book is accessible abaft the advertence board and the altercation is led by Cyndi Larsen. No allotment is bare and the accident is chargeless and accessible to the public. Acquaintance [email protected] or 860-673-9712 for added information.
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