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March 2021

CT UN Program: Shaping Strategic High-Stakes Communication for International Organizations in the Age of Speed

Monday, March 1 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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“Shaping Strategic High-Stakes Communication for International Organizations in the Age of Speed” Presented by Dr. Robert J. Petrausch, Board Member United Nations Association of CT.  How can International Organizations, including the United Nations, succeed in the Age of Disruption and Uncharted Events? One solution is for executives and diplomats to leverage high-stakes communication that foster clarity of messaging that resonates with global audiences. The digital age including social media platforms make it more difficult to break through the clutter and…

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Grace & Steel: Virtual Author event with J. Randy Taraborrelli

Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a discussion with J. Randy Tarraborrelli about his new book, Grace & Steel. Purchase a copy from our local Barnes and Noble here As First Ladies, Barbara and Laura Bush had profound impacts on American life. As Barbara famously said, “Our success as a society depends not on what happens in the White House, but what happens in your house.” However, what happened in the White House—and perhaps more importantly—what happened in the Bush homes before the presidencies, reveals the motivations and foibles…

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Introduction to Islam: The Fundamentals

Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Islam is a belief system held by over one billion people.. Yet, little is taught about its core beliefs, texts, and rituals. This series continues where the first sessions left off, by continuing to introduce Non-Muslims to Islam and Muslim communities. It is designed to engage students on Islam in our present context. What is Islam and what are its core tenets? This module, covered over 3 classes, will cover the essential beliefs and practices of Muslims. Focus will be…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, March 4 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Unearthing History, Virtual Lecture #1: Digging into Deep History: Archaeology, Artifacts, and Avocation

Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Unearthing History: The discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian site along the Farmington River in Avon. Join us for a virtual series of lectures, sponsored by a grant from Farmington Bank Community Foundation that will cover the archaeology, geology, and anthropology of life along the Farmington River, with a focus on the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon. Events are free to attend. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Avon Library's YouTube Channel. March 4, 7:00…

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Yoga for Every Body: March 2021 Series

Friday, March 5 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, March 26, 2021

281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Please register once for this series and a Zoom link will be sent to you before class. Classes in this series will meet four times: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26. Have you seen pictures of people doing yoga in magazines, on Facebook and Instagram and said something like this to yourself? “I can’t do yoga! I’m not flexible. I don’t have the right clothes. I’m too old. I’m too young. I’m too fat. I’m out of shape. I can’t get up…

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The Color of Law Roundtable Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join our roundtable book discussion of The Color Of Law. Please request a copy of this title by using our catalog This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences,…

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Travel Meetups

Wednesday, March 10 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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We travel because our life is defined by experiences. No matter whether we traveled near or far, all of those experiences helped us shape who we currently are. Join us for open discussions about your travel memories. Share your own adventures, photos from around the world and meet other travel enthusiasts. Please register once and a Zoom link will be sent to you before each meeting. Wednesday - February 10, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm Wednesday - March 10, 2021…

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Restoration of Celia Fairchild: Virtual Author Event with Marie Bostwick

Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick needs no introduction—she is the author of fifteen novels and three novellas, several of which have  gone on to be New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Her 2015 novel, The Second Sister, was adapted in 2018 into a  Hallmark Hall of Fame film, Christmas Everlasting, and starred Patti LaBelle. This March, William Morrow is proud to  present THE RESTORATION OF CELIA FAIRCHILD. Celia Fairchild is the writer behind the immensely popular “Dear…

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Introduction to Islam: The Fundamentals

Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Islam is a belief system held by over one billion people.. Yet, little is taught about its core beliefs, texts, and rituals. This series continues where the first sessions left off, by continuing to introduce Non-Muslims to Islam and Muslim communities. It is designed to engage students on Islam in our present context. What is Islam and what are its core tenets? This module, covered over 3 classes, will cover the essential beliefs and practices of Muslims. Focus will be…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, March 11 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Streamlined Trains of the 1930s and Their Famous Industrial Designers

Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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The origin of a streamlined train back in the 1860s and the rise of streamlined trains in the 1930s which was to help bring riders back to the trains in the Depression years. The decline of passenger service in the 1950s and the resurgence of unique streamlined trains in the 1950s to lure travel back to the rails and the failure of these concepts. The program also covers the famous industrial designers of the 1930s and the streamlined trains and…

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Yoga for Every Body: March 2021 Series

Friday, March 12 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, March 26, 2021

281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Please register once for this series and a Zoom link will be sent to you before class. Classes in this series will meet four times: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26. Have you seen pictures of people doing yoga in magazines, on Facebook and Instagram and said something like this to yourself? “I can’t do yoga! I’m not flexible. I don’t have the right clothes. I’m too old. I’m too young. I’m too fat. I’m out of shape. I can’t get up…

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A Safe Haven for Pollinators: Creating a Backyard Oasis

Tuesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Pollinators are in trouble. You can help. Create and improve habitat in your yard for birds, bees and butterflies.  This talk will provide information and resources for both the beginner and experienced wildlife gardener alike. Even if don’t have a large area to work with, you can plant it and the pollinators will come. Presenter: Jim Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Jim was past president and is currently on the board of…

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Medicare & Beyond

Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare?  Medicare can be a confusing topic.  This FREE seminar by the father-daughter team of Lou Pelletier and Jessica Pelletier from American Senior Benefits will educate you on the options and programs available.  Learn what Medicare options best meet your needs.  If you are over 65, educate yourself about the many laws and programs that may be relevant to your situation, such as maximizing social security or protecting your assets from long…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, March 18 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Yoga for Every Body: March 2021 Series

Friday, March 19 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, March 26, 2021

281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Please register once for this series and a Zoom link will be sent to you before class. Classes in this series will meet four times: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26. Have you seen pictures of people doing yoga in magazines, on Facebook and Instagram and said something like this to yourself? “I can’t do yoga! I’m not flexible. I don’t have the right clothes. I’m too old. I’m too young. I’m too fat. I’m out of shape. I can’t get up…

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Foods that Boost Immunity

Friday, March 19 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Food is nature’s medicine. Join Marisa your ShopRite dietitian to discover which foods can give your immune system a boost! Having a healthy and strong immune system can ward off sickness and disease. But you don’t have to turn to medication! You can EAT to stay strong and healthy. Join Marisa to find out which nutrients and foods are immune system power houses!

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Lawn Care

Tuesday, March 23 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Large acreage’s of Connecticut are devoted to lawns. Knowing the proper methods for caring for lawns results in better grass. In many instances use of fertilizers and pesticides can be reduced. Proper fertilizing, weed control, disease prevention, mowing, watering and seeding techniques are discussed. Presenter: Gregory Bugbee is an expert in invasive aquatic plants, soil fertility, turfgrass, potting media, composting, and utilization of composted biosolids in horticulture. Principal investigator – Invasive Aquatic Plant Program. In charge of the soil testing…

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Band of Sisters: Virtual Author Event with Lauren Willig

Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a virtual conversation with Lauren Willig about her new book, Band of Sisters. A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig. A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer…

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Introduction to Islam: The Fundamentals

Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Islam is a belief system held by over one billion people.. Yet, little is taught about its core beliefs, texts, and rituals. This series continues where the first sessions left off, by continuing to introduce Non-Muslims to Islam and Muslim communities. It is designed to engage students on Islam in our present context. What is Islam and what are its core tenets? This module, covered over 3 classes, will cover the essential beliefs and practices of Muslims. Focus will be…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, March 25 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Bobcats in Connecticut

Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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The bobcat is the only wild cat found in Connecticut and the most common wild cat in North America. The presentation will focus on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut.  Once considered a threat to agriculture and game species as well as a high value on its pelts the state had concerns that the bobcat population could be over harvested. So, in 1972 the bobcat was reclassified as a protected fur bearer in Connecticut with no hunting or trapping seasons.…

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Yoga for Every Body: March 2021 Series

Friday, March 26 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, March 26, 2021

281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Please register once for this series and a Zoom link will be sent to you before class. Classes in this series will meet four times: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26. Have you seen pictures of people doing yoga in magazines, on Facebook and Instagram and said something like this to yourself? “I can’t do yoga! I’m not flexible. I don’t have the right clothes. I’m too old. I’m too young. I’m too fat. I’m out of shape. I can’t get up…

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Backyard Astronomy

Monday, March 29 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Backyard Astronomy! Join CCSU astronomy professor Dr. Kristine Larsen in a journey through space and time as we preview astronomical events that you can view from your own backyard (as well as helpful hints for using that pair of binoculars you probably have stashed away in a closet to enhance your skywatching). Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out before the event.

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Eternal Spring at The Metropolitan Museum: A Virtual Tour with Michael Norris

Tuesday, March 30 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Enjoy an art tour from the comfort of your home! Wander vicariously through fabulous private gardens, from ancient to medieval, brought to you by the art and plants of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its branch museum, The Cloisters. Presented by art historian, Michael Norris. Mr. Norris got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  He…

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Virtual Author Event: Jill Cantor in conversation with Marie Benedict

Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a wonderful afternoon: Jill Cantor in conversation with Marie Benedict! Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you took one path over another? If you walked left instead of right down that road? That is what USA Today bestselling author Jillian Cantor explores in her new novel Half Life (Harper Perennial; on-sale: March 23, 2021). This reimagining of the pioneering, passionate life of Marie Curie uses parallel narratives to illuminate how one choice…

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Medicare & Beyond

Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare?  Medicare can be a confusing topic.  This FREE seminar by the father-daughter team of Lou Pelletier and Jessica Pelletier from American Senior Benefits will educate you on the options and programs available.  Learn what Medicare options best meet your needs.  If you are over 65, educate yourself about the many laws and programs that may be relevant to your situation, such as maximizing social security or protecting your assets from long…

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April 2021

Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, April 1 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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National Library Week: Virtual Author Event with Madeleine Henry

Monday, April 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a virtual author event with Madeleine Henry to celebrate National Library Week!   About The Love Proof: A brilliant physicist studying the nature of time embarks on a journey to prove that those we love are always connected to us, leading to surprising revelations in this fresh and unique love story.Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. But when she meets Jake Kristopher during their first week at Yale…

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National Library Week: Virtual Author Event with Danielle Graham

Tuesday, April 6 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a virtual author event with Danielle Graham. We'll discuss her new book, All We Left Behind.  For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, this is a powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War. View the book trailer here Vancouver 1941 As the war rages around the world, Hitler’s fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love. But…

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Goths, Gargoyles and God: The Building of The Magnificent Medieval Cathedrals

Wednesday, April 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Goths, Gargoyles and God: The Building of The Magnificent Medieval Cathedrals At the turn of the 1000 AD millennium in Europe, churches were small, dark, thick-walled, and dingy. Less than two hundred years later​ churches were large, spectacular architectural wonders, rising over two hundred feet in the nave, airy and lit by glorious colored glass windows the size of tennis courts.  Today, a thousand years later,  these glorious medieval cathedrals and churches soar above the European cities for which they…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, April 8 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Unearthing History: Virtual Lecture #2, A Rift, not the River, made the Farmington Valley

Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Unearthing History: The discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian site along the Farmington River in Avon. Join us for a virtual series of lectures, sponsored by a grant from Farmington Bank Community Foundation that will cover the archaeology, geology, and anthropology of life along the Farmington River, with a focus on the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon. Events are free to attend. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Avon Library's YouTube Channel. A Rift, not the…

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Backyard Small Fruits

Monday, April 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Berries have high nutritional values and full of health benefits.  Since some of them generally don't require too much space and are low-maintenance, you can enjoy fresh fruit from early summer through late fall by growing them in your backyards. This talk will discuss how to select and grow easy and quick yielding berries in your home gardens. Presenter: Dr. Yonghao Li, a plant pathologist, runs the Plant Disease Information Office at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven,…

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Travel Meetups

Wednesday, April 14 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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We travel because our life is defined by experiences. No matter whether we traveled near or far, all of those experiences helped us shape who we currently are. Join us for open discussions about your travel memories. Share your own adventures, photos from around the world and meet other travel enthusiasts. Please register once and a Zoom link will be sent to you before each meeting. Wednesday - February 10, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm Wednesday - March 10, 2021…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, April 15 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Birding 101 with The Audubon Society

Tuesday, April 20 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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“Hope is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all -" ~Emily Dickinson Join Anne Swaim, Executive Director of Saw Mill River Audubon, to learn about birding (aka birdwatching), an activity joyfully shared by over 45 million people worldwide! With stunning images, sounds, and videos, Ms. Swain  will show you how to find and identify birds year-round, where to go birding, and how…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, April 22 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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Turtles are Treasures

Thursday, April 22 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? How many kinds of turtles live in Connecticut? When did the first turtle appear on Earth? Turtles are Treasures is a presentation about these charming shelled reptiles, from the first turtles to modern-day species, and their viral role for a healthy planet. Master Wildlife Conservationist Maureen Heidtmann will discuss these, and other, turtle topics. Presenter: Maureen Heidtmann is a Certified Wildlife Conservationist and licensed wildlife caretaker for the state of Connecticut. Her…

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Blueberry and Strawberry Love: Virtual Author Event with Cynthia Graubart

Saturday, April 24 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a virtual author event with Cynthia Graubart! Prized for their taste and nutrition, blueberries are a favorite for eating by the handful and as an ingredient in cooking and baking. Blueberry Love celebrates this sweet-tart summer fruit with 46 recipes for enjoying blueberries, fresh or frozen. From breakfast treats (Blueberry Bread Pudding and Blueberry Granola) to salads (Blueberry, Watermelon, Feta, and Mint), from main courses (Skirt Steak with Blueberry Port Sauce) to desserts (Whoopie Pies with Blueberry Cream Filling),…

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Current Events Club (virtual meeting)

Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 30, 2021

Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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This is a freewheeling discussion of current affairs, culture, and anything else on our minds. There are never any shortage of topics to explore, and opinions to voice. Plan on about an hour or so of conversation and debate, organized by Avon residents. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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May 2021

Secret London: A Virtual Tour with Dr. Richard Benfield

Wednesday, May 5 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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“He who is tired of London is tired of life itself” said Dr. Johnson in 1777. This of course suggests that there is a myriad of attractions and events for the visitor to London to see. But most visitors only see the more famous Tower of London, royal palaces, royal parks, and the world-class museums. On this tour we will look at twenty historic places and attractions that most visitors to London are not only unaware of but also whose…

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For Goodness Snakes!

Thursday, May 6 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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How many kinds of snakes call Connecticut home? How to ID a venomous snake. What good are snakes, anyway? Maureen Heidtmann will present For Goodness Snakes! a program about snakes, with a focus on Connecticut's scaly residents. Presenter: Maureen Heidtmann is a Certified Wildlife Conservationist and licensed wildlife caretaker for the state of Connecticut. Her focus is on the conservation of bats, but the health of all wildlife is of major importance to Maureen. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent…

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Unearthing History: Virtual Lecture #3: Connecticut Before History: The Deep Story of Human Settlement of the Farmington Valley

Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Unearthing History: The discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian site along the Farmington River in Avon. Join us for a virtual series of lectures, sponsored by a grant from Farmington Bank Community Foundation that will cover the archaeology, geology, and anthropology of life along the Farmington River, including the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon. Events are free to attend. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Avon Library's YouTube Channel. Connecticut Before History: The Deep Story of…

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Homebrewed Vinegar: Virtual Author Event with Kirsten Shockey

Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Join us for a virtual author event with Kirsten Shockey! Apple cider vinegar has a long history as a folk remedy for a variety of health conditions and, as a result, has achieved something akin to cult status among natural health enthusiasts. But many people don’t realize that there is a whole world of options beyond store-bought ACV or distilled white vinegar. In fact, vinegar can be made from anything with fermentable sugar, whether leftover juicing pulp or brown bananas,…

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The Sting and I: Mosquitoes

Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Do all kinds of mosquitoes bite humans? Are some mosquitoes pollinators?  Join us for The Sting and I, a presentation by Maureen Heidtmann about these pesky insects and ways to safely control them using natural methods, including predators. Presenter: Maureen Heidtmann is a Certified Wildlife Conservationist and licensed wildlife caretaker for the state of Connecticut. Her focus is on the conservation of bats, but the health of all wildlife is of major importance to Maureen. Please register and a Zoom link…

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No Recipe, No Problem: Virtual Author Event With Phyllis Good

Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Cook anything without a recipe—just let the ingredients lead the way! Author Phyllis Good of Fix-It and Forget-It fame and her circle of friends who love to cook are here to help. No Recipe? No Problem! offers tips, tricks, and inspiration for winging it in the kitchen. Each chapter offers practical kitchen and cooking advice, from an overview of essential tools and pantry items to keep on hand to how to combine flavors and find good substitute ingredients, whether it’s sheet pan chicken,…

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The Silk Road: Spiders

Thursday, May 20 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Do you have arachnophobia? You are not alone, but there is no reason to fear (most) spiders. Join us for The Silk Road, presented by Maureen Heidtmann, and learn about these creepily fascinating, and vital, inhabitants of our planet. Presenter: Maureen Heidtmann is a Certified Wildlife Conservationist and licensed wildlife caretaker for the state of Connecticut. Her focus is on the conservation of bats, but the health of all wildlife is of major importance to Maureen. Please register and a Zoom…

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July 2021

Meditation for Health and Wellness

Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one’s health and reduce stress. Throughout the nation meditation has become a positive force for health and wellbeing. Join Dave Buck long time meditator for this lively and engaging workshop. There will even be a chance to practice this technique. Presenter: Dave Buck and his wife, Nora, have lived in South Florida for almost 18 years. He is a Senior Manager of…

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September 2021

Unearthing History: Virtual Lecture #4: Connecticut Native American Communities Past and Present

Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Unearthing History: The discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian site along the Farmington River in Avon. Join us for a virtual series of lectures, sponsored by a grant from Farmington Bank Community Foundation that will cover the archaeology, geology, and anthropology of life along the Farmington River, including the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon. Events are free to attend. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Avon Library's YouTube Channel. Connecticut Native American Communities Past and Present,…

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October 2021

Unearthing History: Virtual Lecture #5: Connecticut’s Paelo-Indian Sites

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Unearthing History: The discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian site along the Farmington River in Avon. Join us for a virtual series of lectures, sponsored by a grant from Farmington Bank Community Foundation that will cover the archaeology, geology, and anthropology of life along the Farmington River, including the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon. Events are free to attend. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Avon Library's YouTube Channel. Connecticut's Paelo-Indian Sites. This final webinar will…

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