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East Hartford - Silent Day Retreat: Living Lightly; The Wisdom of Reality
Posted on: 2018-05-14
What: Silent Day Retreat: Living Lightly; The Wisdom of Reality
Where: Odiyana Center, 36 Main Street, East Hartford, CT
When: Saturday, June 2, 10am-3pm
Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang will lead the retreat, teaching methods to realize emptiness, the true nature of all phenomena. Retreat sessions includes teachings and guided meditations which will lead to a clear understanding of emptiness, relax the mind, see people in a more positive light, and ultimately attain lasting happiness. Sessions: 10-11am, 12-1pm and 2-3pm. Cost: $35 for entire retreat or $15 per session. No one turned away for lack of funds. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome. For more info, visit Odiyana website at: meditationinconnecticut.org or call 860-266-6041. 

 
Wethersfield - Revolutionary War Encampment at WDS
Posted on: 2018-05-14
What: Revolutionary War Encampment at WDS
Where: Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St., Wethersfield, CT
When: 5/26/2018 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Huzzah! Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Revolutionary War Encampment. The fun begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 211 Main St., following the Wethersfield Memorial Day parade, and lasts until 4 p.m.
During the WDS Revolutionary War Encampment, visitors can interact closely with the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a dashing band of British redcoats. Children are invited to learn to march and perform drills with wooden "muskets." The ever-popular Big Bear Trading Company will be present with reproduction 18 and 19th-century wares for soldiers and civilians alike.
Located in the heart of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum consists of three authentically restored 18th-century homes and provides the quintessential New England experience - from the American Revolution to the early 20th century. Tours include the 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington met with French General Rochambeau and planned the military campaign leading to the end of the Revolutionary War, the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for America's first diplomat to France, and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House - depicting life in the 18th and 19th centuries through original family objects and a fascinating children's exhibit. For rates and hours visit http;//webb-deane-stevens.org or call (860) 529-0612. 

 
Farmington - Irish Day at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Eamon Grennan
Posted on: 2018-05-14
What: Irish Day at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Eamon Grennan
Where: Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington, CT
When: 5/27/2018 (Sunday), 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Festival opens with a celebration of Irish Poetry & Music, featuring legendary Dublin-born poet Eamon Grennan. The author of more than ten collections of poetry, Grennan, in his own words, tries "to marry speech patterns to musical language," resulting in a lyrical performance like no other. Irish poet and literary translator David McLoghlin will serve as the opener, and a local troupe of Irish step dancers will entertain and delight as the musical interlude. This special opening night event will take place under a tent on the museum's west lawn, with poets and step dancers utilizing the historic veranda as a stage.
Hill-Stead Museum's renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event that takes place on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington.
Noon: Two hour Poetry Writing Workshop with David McLoghlin
5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Eamon Grennan & David McLoghlin Prelude Interview
5:30 p.m.: Daymark Irish Music and Scoil Rince Luimni Irish Step Dancing
6:30 p.m.: David McLoghlin to open
7 p.m.: Eamon Grennan
8 p.m.: Book Signing
 

 
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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