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Avon - "Outstanding Film" Series Returns to the Avon Public Library
Posted on: 2019-04-12
What: Calling All Film Buffs! "Outstanding Film" Series Continues at the Avon Public Library
Where: Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: From April 18, 2019 - June 13, 2019
The Avon Public Library announces the return of its "Outstanding Film" series on Thursday April 18, 2019, 6:30 pm, with The Intouchables, 2011, directed by Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano. Film intro & post film discussion will be led by local film expert, Bob Kagan, Professor of Communication at CCSU and University of Hartford. Snacks to share are welcome! The series is sponsored by The Friends of the Avon Public Library. The films are free and open to the public, registration is not required. For more information call the Avon Public Library 860-673-9712 or visit www.avonctlibrary.info. The Avon Public Library is at 281 Country Club Rd. Avon, CT.
Upcoming "Outstanding Films" at the Avon Public Library:
Thursday April 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm
The Intouchables, 2011, directed by Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano. This Golden Globe nominee is set in France where Philippe, a quadriplegic millionaire, is searching for a caregiver. He chooses Driss, an unlikely candidate with whom he develops a deep bond, leading to changes in ways unimaginable. Don't miss this deeply life-affirming film that explores the power of friendship. This film will be shown with subtitles, Rated R, 1 hr 52 minutes.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Whiplash, 2014, directed by Damien Chazelle. A tour de force performance by J. K. Simmons (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor) who plays an intense music teacher who pushes a young jazz drummer to the limits of his ability. You will be mesmerized by the characters and the acting as the film explores the costs of the pursuit of excellence. Rated R, 1 hr 46 minutes.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Paper Clips, 2004, directed by Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab. This life-affirming documentary follows students from a middle school in Tennessee as they try to grasp the magnitude of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Deciding to collect one paper clip for each victim, their project takes on an international scope and magnificently demonstrates the range of human behavior and emotions. Rated G, 1 hr 22 minutes. 

 
Simsbury - Burgers on the Bridge 7th Anniversary
Posted on: 2019-04-05
What: Burgers on the Bridge 7th Anniversary
Where: Old Drake Flower Bridge, Simsbury, CT
When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
"Burgers on the Bridge" returns for its Seventh Anniversary celebration of the Old Drake Flower Bridge on Wednesday, May 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (rain date is Thursday, May 30th).
BURGERS is the annual fundraiser that supports the planting and maintenance of the magnificent boxes and baskets on the bridge as well as the cottage gardens at the East and West ends of the Bridge.
Guests will enjoy burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer, wine, soda and desserts. There will be music provided.
All are welcome and encouraged to bring guests and enjoy one of our towns most beloved treasures. Wednesday, May 15 @ 10:30 a.m. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. After a car crash, a young mother discovers what truly matters most in her life.
Wednesday, June 19 @ 10:30 a.m. The Wife by Meg Wolitzer. A woman confronts the sacrifices she's made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted.
The library is at 281 Country Club Road in Avon. For further information, please call the library at 860.673.9712 ext. 4 or visit us online at www.avonctlibrary.info. 

 
Guilford - State Museum Sunday
Posted on: 2019-04-04
What: State Museum Sunday
Where: Various State Museums in CT
When: Beginning May 19th and then the third Sunday of the Month (dates below)
May 19, 10:00-4:30
June 16, 10:00-4:30
July 21, 10:00-4:30
August 18, 10:00-4:30
September 15, 10:00-4:30
October 20, 10:00-4:30
Free admission for Connecticut residents at any of the four State Museums on the third Sunday of the month!
Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby
Eric Sloane Museum, Kent
Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury
Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford
 

 
Avon - 70 and Sensational
Posted on: 2019-03-28
What: 70 and Sensational
Where: Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT 06001
When: 5/14/2019 through 5/28/19
What do Meryl Streep, Richard Gere, Jeff Bridges, and Sissy Spacek have in common? They're all turning 70 this year and the Avon Free Public Library is honoring them this Spring with a film series called "70 and Sensational!"
First up is Florence Foster Jenkins on Tuesday, May 7. Meryl Streep delivers a hilarious and touching performance as a New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer.
Shall We Dance starring Richard Gere will be shown on Tuesday, May 14. Richard Gere teams up with Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez in this sexy comedy about following your own lead.
Jeff Bridges shines in A Dog Year as a charming curmudgeon who adopts an unruly border collie on Tuesday, May 21.
The series concludes with The Old Man and the Gun on Tuesday, May 28. Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford share a late-in-life romance in this movie based on a true story of a man who escapes from prison at age 70.
All movies will be begin at 1:30 pm and will be shown in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. Snacks will be served. The Avon Free Public Library is at 281 Country Club Rd., Avon CT 06001. For more information, please call the library at 860.673.9712 or visit www.avonctlibrary.info. www.avonctlibrary.info 

 
Avon - Everything You Need to Know About Hoarding
Posted on: 2019-03-22
What: Everything You Need to Know About Hoarding
Where: Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Rd., Avon
When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Everything You Need to Know About Hoarding presented by David Tolin, Ph.D, at the Avon Senior Center, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Dr. Tolin is the founder and director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the author of over 150 scientific journal articles, as well as several books including Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. His research is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Tolin has been featured in television shows such as Hoarders, The OCD Project, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

 
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