Community News for the Farmington Valley Edition – Hartford Courant

Avon — SIMSBURY — The Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., runs the following programs. Visit or call 860-658-7663 for more information.

Lawyers in Libraries will take place on Monday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Are you looking for legal advice regarding your case? Meet with a volunteer lawyer for 20 minutes regarding your case involving a landlord/tenant, immigration law, family law, employment, consumer rights, personal injury, or other areas of law. Call 860-658-7663, ext. 2, to register.

Les Jardins de Beatrix Farrand will take place on Wednesday, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Step back in time and discover how the first female landscape architect created a business in 1895 that would rival all of her male contemporaries. Find out how she prepared for her quest to become a landscaper, built a lucrative business, and designed gardens as a beautiful canvas. Twelve of his gardens survive across the country and the program will highlight the three surviving Connecticut gardens that have been restored.

FARMINGTON — Stanley-Whitman House, a National Historic Landmark dating to approximately 1720, is participating in the state’s summer initiative for Connecticut children, “CT Summer at the Museum,” with a $2,800 grant from Connecticut Humanities.

As part of the program, from July 1 through September 5, all Connecticut children ages 18 and under — plus one accompanying adult — will receive free admission to one of more than 130 participating museums in the state. . Inside and out – in its “museum without walls”, the Stanley-Whitman House offers a variety of special programs for children and families throughout the summer months. Kids can learn about the city’s colonial history and early settlers on a tour of Memento Mori Cemetery, including some spooky tales; witness the art of pre-industrial broom making during a live demonstration; see how shoes were made by hand from the 17th to 19th centuries; and more.

To be eligible for the program, the child and accompanying adult must reside in Connecticut. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. The last tour leaves at 4 p.m. for more information.

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