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281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
860-673-9712

August 2020

Virtual Author event with Kristy Woodson Harvey

Tuesday, August 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 Kristy Woodson Harvey as we celebrate her new release, Feels Like Falling A Parade’s Most Anticipated Book of Early 2020! A Working Mother’s Most Anticipated Book of 2020! A She Knows’ Most Anticipated Book Coming in 2020! A She Reads’ Book to Pack in Your Bag for Spring Break! A Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick! “Harvey creates genuine, capable, flawed protagonists and fun secondary characters, and readers will appreciate…

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Total Healing: the Meditation Prescription

Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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What can meditation do for you? It can help you deal with the stress in your life. It can boost your immune system and help you with your physical and emotional problems. In this presentation, Dr. Raider will present the latest medical and scientific data regarding meditation and the prevention and treatment of many disease states including high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and chronic pain. He will talk about the enormous body of research on meditation as the antidote…

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Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Monday, August 24 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Did you know that everyone’s favorite food comes with incredible health benefits! Join Marisa, ShopRite of Southington and Wallingfords dietitian in a zoom presentation on dark chocolate! Learn the healthiest ways to incorporate chocolate into your diet. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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How Insomnia Affects Your Overall Health

Tuesday, August 25 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Join Health and Wellness Coach Cynthia Griffin and learn why insomnia, inflammation and unstable weight can be related. You will be introduced to healthy practices that will align you with the circadian rhythms of nature. She will also talk about the what, when and how much of seasonal eating and how that affects the way we feel in our body. You will leave this class with helpful simple tips to feel more rested and energetic. Presenter: Owner of Natural Health Therapies with…

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Votes for Women (Virtual Zoom Event)

Wednesday, August 26 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Votes for Women! In 2020 we mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. The fight for the women's right to vote was long and took many twists and turns. Join us to learn about the Connecticut women who fought on a local, state, and national level and on whose shoulders we stand. Be inspired by their stories to use your vote to give voice to women! Presented by The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. This program…

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Virtual Author Event with Bill Hayes

Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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From the author of the beloved and critically acclaimed Insomniac City, a poignant and profound tribute in stories and images to a city amidst a pandemic—an ode to our shared humanity. A bookstore where readers shout their orders from the street. A neighborhood restaurant turned to-go place where one has a shared drink—on either end of a bar—with the owner. These scenes, among many others, became the new normal as soon as the world began to face the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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September 2020

Virtual Author Event: Kerri Arsenault

Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Mill Town is an autoethnographic excavation of Kerri's town, where she sifts through historical archives and scientific reports, talk to family and neighbors, and examines her own childhood to illuminate the rise and collapse of the working-class, the hazards of loving and leaving home, and the ambiguous nature of toxics and disease. Mill Town is a moral wake-up call that asks, Whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival? Kerri is the book review editor for Orion magazine…

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Tackling Your Printed Photo Organization Like a Pro

Monday, September 14 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Are your printed photos hiding in boxes, drawers, and closets all around your house? You aren’t alone! Hidden in those photo collections are the stories of your life; first steps, weddings, graduation, milestone birthdays, family gatherings, all worth sharing and preserving. Cathi Nelson, author of Photo Organizing Made Easy; Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed will share her top tips on ways to bring your printed photos and stories back into your life. Please register and a Zoom link will be…

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The Rice That Helped America Grow

Tuesday, September 15 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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A variety of rice named Carolina Gold was the first food product that America exported to Europe, and helped the coastal colonies achieve economic independence. Learn the legend of how this rice came to America, how West African ingenuity helped it thrive and become a local and international delicacy, and how it was almost lost forever before being revived by backyard enthusiasts in the past few years. Presenter: Dr. Triplett is a plant microbiologist and molecular geneticist. She studies the…

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Tackling Your Digital Photo Organization Like a Pro

Monday, September 21 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Are your digital images and videos scattered over various devices and in different locations? Do you struggle to find your most important images? Are you anxious about losing your photos because you don’t have a backup plan in place? Cathi Nelson, author of Photo Organizing Made Easy; Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed will guide you through the 5 step process of bringing order to your digital memories. Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the…

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Virtual author event with Susan Ronald, author of Conde Nast

Tuesday, September 22 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 event with author Susan Ronald. The first biography in over thirty years of Condé Nast, the pioneering publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair and main rival to media magnate William Randolph Hearst. Condé Nast’s life and career was as high profile and glamorous as his magazines. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his…

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The Liberty Bell: Symbol of American Freedom

Thursday, September 24 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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The Liberty Bell represents freedom in America and is a universal symbol of individual freedoms. The bell began its journey before the American Revolution, was melted and recast several times. It was hidden from invaders, sold as scrap and motivated a movement.  Discover through the chronicles of history, how it became a bell that rings in American hearts and the hearts of people seeking freedom across the globe. Presenter: John Cilio is a historian and storyteller. John lives in Sherman, CT…

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October 2020

White-tailed Deer in Connecticut

Tuesday, October 6 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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The “White-tailed Deer in Connecticut” presentation focuses on the history of white-tailed deer in Connecticut, an overview of white-tailed deer habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our white-tailed deer population. White-tailed deer artifacts are shared with the audience. Presenter: Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education…

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The Statue of Liberty

Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people commemorating the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolutionary War. The Statue, standing in New York harbor, is affectionately known as Lady Liberty.  She has become one of the most famous icons of liberty in all of the world. Discover her journey to become part of New York City, it was not easy. Presenter: John Cilio is a historian and storyteller. John lives in Sherman, CT…

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December 2020

Secrets your parents never told you about the history of Christmas Carols

Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online (Zoom), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

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Carols used to be sung all during the year, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has survived. Early Christians took over the pagan solstice galas for Christmas and substituted their Christian songs. As early as the year 129, Roman Bishops called out carols to be sung at Christmas services in Rome. Over the centuries the words and meanings of the songs have changed. Some verses were never intended to be Christmas songs. There is more to these…

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