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Essex - Passengers from the Past: William and Helen Gillette
Posted on: 2018-06-08
What: Passengers from the Past: William and Helen Gillette
Where: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, One Railroad Ave., Essex, CT
When: 6/23/2018 - 6/24/2018
The platform at Essex Station will serve as both departure point and historical stage every weekend throughout June, where the country's most renowned character actors will personify some of history's most iconic and legendary figures, including the Gillettes, Abraham Lincoln, Babe Ruth, and Mark Twain. These special guests will mingle with passengers and family, titillating them with tales from their lives and answering any questions you dare to ask! The steam train rides will have the opportunity to chat with, and learn from, these historical figures that have been woven into the cloth of Connecticut and American history. Parents and children alike will love being escorted to their train or boat, mingling with living history, and asking questions you've always wanted to ask! Just purchase tickets for any of those three train departures and experience these special guests at no additional charge! The special passengers are personified by some of the most renowned historic figure actors in the country. Visitors will get to spend quality time on the steam train and riverboat with some of the most interesting people in history. 

 
Hartford - Frog Hollow Farmers Market
Posted on: 2018-06-08
What: Frog Hollow Farmers Market
Where: Knox, Inc., 75 Laurel St., Hartford, CT
When: 6/15/2018 (Friday)
SNAP/EBT BENEFITS NOW DOUBLED AT THE MARKET!
Stop by for KNOX's Frog Hollow Farmers Market. Purchase vegetables, herbs, fruits, and more grown right on-site here in Hartford by the farmers in KNOX's Incubator Farm program. The market will be on Mondays & Fridays from July through October.
The incubator program supports individuals who are passionate about farming and want to make a career out of it. Currently six farmers are growing food familiar to their cultural background, developing necessary partnerships with local farmer's markets, and actively improving and upscaling their production. KNOX provides these farmers with access to land, infrastructure, equipment, and one-on-one support during the first few years of farm business start-up.
Our farmers hail from agrarian societies all over the world and aim to grow specialty crops specific to their culture. Chances are that you'll see some veggies you've never heard of before!
We'll have tables set up in the dirt lot past the main driveway to KNOX.
Help us share the word and support #HartfordGrown.
 

 
Mystic - 45TH Annual Meet the Artists and Artisans at Olde Mistick Village
Posted on: 2018-06-08
What: 45TH Annual Meet the Artists and Artisans at Olde Mistick Village
Where: Olde Mistick Village, (on the tree shaded lawn across from I-95N. exit 90), Mystic, CT
When: 7/21/2018 - 7/22/2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Olde Mistick Village invites you to join Meet the Artists and Artisans for their 45th Summer show on the tree shaded lawn across from I-95N. exit 90 from 10-6, Rain or shine, Free admission and parking. Juried fine artists, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters, chosen for their original work, create on site as you watch portraits, coastal scenes, pottery, exciting art/hand crafts emerge before your eyes. A great variety of juried exhibitors from Maine to FL. paint, draw, sketch, with -oils, hand ground minerals/gems, water colors, acrylics, graphite, charcoal,S on canvas, panel, slate, silenced violins, mail boxes, barrel slats, buoys, bird houses; Styles include -Realistic, Representational, Abstract, Renaissance, Contemporary- paintings of nature, sea and harbor scenes, underwater sea life, fantasy, animal, floral, figure and portrait studies, caricatures, in vibrant colors, or pastel hues: Photographers- feature-international scenes of nature, landscape, sculptures, hidden villages, architectural wonders, ocean and lake, human and animal pictures: Ceramics-functional, decorative, fired in kilns, hand built and molded at the show: Wood carved Bellamy eagles, fabulous turned bowls, trays, spoons, hand crafted writing instruments, from storm downed trees: Jewelers mold and create sterling silver, gold, clay, dichroic glass into Art to wear. Hand stitched quilts,accessories. Held Rain or Shine, see you there! 

 
Avon - First Ladies: An Adventure in Glamour, Guts & Gumption with Mariann Millard
Posted on: 2018-05-09
What: First Ladies: An Adventure in Glamour, Guts & Gumption with Mariann Millard
Where: The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Thurs., June 21, 2018 at 2 PM
This presentation is to educate and entertain participants about the personalities and adventures of the women who became the First Ladies of the United States.
Millard will use personal anecdotes from her time as a Licensed DC Guide leading tours in DC to enhance the First Lady experience.
Free and open to all ages. No registration. For more information, contact Cyndi Larsen clarsen@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext 225. Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library. 

 
Avon - Crafts for Adults classes
Posted on: 2018-05-07
What: Crafts for Adults classes
Where: The Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: Starting June 6, 2018
Popular instructor, Janet Valencis, will be returning to the Avon Free Public Library this summer to teach a three-week series of Crafts for Adults classes. Have fun, meet new people, be inspired, and leave with your own piece of artwork! For ages 16 and up. There is no charge, all supplies are included, and registration is not required. Come to one class or all three. Classes will meet from 3:00-4:30 in the library's Atrium. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, June 6, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Create a vase full of flowers using acrylic paint techniques.
Wednesday, July 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Create beautiful art using colored papers for a watercolor effect.
Wednesday, August 8, 3:00-04:30 p.m. Create your own monogram using simple patterns and colors.
For more information, please call the library at 860.673.9712 or visit online at www.avonctlibrary.info. 

 
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