Local events calendar: September


Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 6-7

  • Suffield on the Green and Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Town Green, intersection of Routes 75 and 168, Suffield. Suffield’s largest event is run by the Friends of Suffield. Find out about services and organizations in town: scouting, churches, school groups, local businesses, clubs, town emergency services and much more. Enjoy food prepared by town organizations while you listen to bands. Bounce houses and children’s entertainment. Visit the Friends of Suffield booth by the gazebo for bounce house tickets and to take part in our silent auction. The annual crafts fair will take place on the North Green with nearly 50 artists and crafters. Canine Contest at 2 p.m. Sunday (registration begins at 1 p.m.).
  • 44th Annual Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on grounds of Kent Memorial Library, 50 N. Main St., Suffield.
  • Sunday, Sept. 7

  • Family Day, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Southwest Avenue, Windsor Locks. (Rain date Sept. 14.) Our annual Family Day consists of carnival games, hay rides, pony rides, food, entertainment, crafts, caricatures, inflatables and more. Admission is free and most activities are free of charge. Info: 860-292-8696.
  • Sunday, Sept. 7

  • Concerts on Congamond, 2 to 5 p.m., 433 Babbs Road, West Suffield. The Nelson W. Babb Memorial Music Series and 2 Left Feet Blues Festival present Kats & Jammers Big Band, an 18-piece swing dance band. All concerts presented on our outdoor stage overlooking the lake. Bring a cooler with your choice of refreshments. Profits benefit the Babb’s Restoration Fund. $10 donation at the gate. Info: www.babbspark.org or www.2leftfeetbluesfestival.com.
  • Monday, Sept. 8

  • Mark’s Classic Cruise, 5 to 9 p.m., weather permitting, 22 Russell Road, East Granby. Billed as the largest weekly cruise night in New England, it takes place every Monday from May to September. Sept. 8 is Firebird and Camaro Night, with Ottis & the Boomers performing live. Info: www.markscruisenight.com.
  • Friday, Sept. 12

  • Friday Night Blues, 8 to 11 p.m., Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, 11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks. Performance by Mosiac Blues Band. barbecue specials. Info: 860-627-5808.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13

  • East Granby Lions Annual Fall Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., East Granby Plaza, corner of Rainbow Road (Connecticut Route 20) and School Street. No admission charge for the public. Flea market and food items for sale at the Lions trailer.
    u Living History Day, 1 to 4 p.m., Phelps-Hathaway House & Garden, 55 S. Main St., Suffield. Meet the Phelps family. Visit with a wealthy post-Revolutionary household as they go through a day. Admission is $10.
  • REAP Street Pop-up Arts Fest, 1 to 4 p.m., Broad Street, downtown Windsor. A pop-up is a store, a restaurant, a collection of shops, or an event that all share one common trait: They aren’t around for very long. Info: reap1.org.
  • Annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction, 4 to 10 p.m., Hilltop Farm, 1608 Mapleton Ave. (Route 159), Suffield. Benefits the Friends of the Farm at Hilltop. Dinner served at 6 p.m., prepared by the Country Diner. Truck Stop Troubadours playing from 7 to 10 p.m. Info: 860-668-5650.
  • Monday, Sept. 15

  • Joseph B. Nilsen Memorial Golf Tournament, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Simsbury Farms Golf Course, 100 Old Farms Road, Simsbury. Sponsored by the Granby and Bradley Regional chambers of commerce. Info: gcoc@granbycoc.org.
  • Stamp Camp card-making workshop, 6 to 8 p.m., Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main St., Windsor Locks. Presented by Crystal Komora, also known as “Super Stamp Girl.” Attendees will create two cards and a candy-themed 3-D project. The class is free and limited to 12 participants, so registration is required. Info: 860-627-1495, www.windsorlockslibrary.org.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17

  • TVCA Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., Connecticut Trolley Museum. The Tobacco Valley Chamber Alliance Business After Hours is a great event to network, have fun as well as to see what the hosting chamber has to offer the area. Refreshments and trolley rides will be just part of the evening activities. R.S.V.P. to Jim at 860-292-6776. The TVCA comprises Bloomfield, Bradley Regional, East Windsor, Granby, Suffield and Windsor chambers of commerce. This event is open to TVCA, Metro Hartford and NCCC members.
  • Friday, Sept. 19

  • History Group: Tracks in Time, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Windsor Locks Public Library, community room (side entrance), 28 Main St., Windsor Locks. Free program about the prehistory of the Connecticut River Valley and the environs in which dinosaurs tracked the vast shores, leaving behind “pages” containing their legacy in the strata present along the river’s shore and bottom today. See and touch dinosaur footprints collected from the Windsor Locks-Enfield-Suffield surrounds. To reserve seats: 860-627-1495.
  • Third Friday Networking Group, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Bobby V’s, 11 Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks. The free group is a business-to-business networking and connections group. It is a great way to meet other local business owners. Supported by the Granby Chamber of Commerce, Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Suffield Chamber of Commerce and Bobby V’s, this meeting is open to everyone in the Tobacco Valley region. Info: 860-653-3833.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20

  • President’s Golf Tournament, sponsored by Windsor Locks Lions Club, 10:30 a.m., Suffield Country Club. Registration at 10:30 a.m., play starts at 12:30 p.m. The event is a four-person, 18-hole scramble. The $125 entry fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch and dinner. Golfers are asked to register before Sept. 13 to assure a place in the tourney. Lion John Boscarino and his committee are looking for assistance from Lions to solicit tee sponsorships and raffle prize donations.
  • Antiques Appraisal & Document Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., King House Museum, 232 S. Main St., Suffield. Bring your antiques. Cost is $5 for one item or $10 for three. Please no jewelry. Suffield-related paper ephemera on sale. Info: 860-668-5256.
  • 26th Annual East Windsor Community Day, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Main Street, Broad Brook. This year’s theme is “Community & Youth.” Parade at 10 a.m. from Broad Brook Elementary School and Rye Street to the Middle School grounds on Main Street. Followed by a fair-like atmosphere. Spirit award ceremony, chili cook off, games, live entertainment and demos,food, kids activities, community and vendor booths. NFL Punt Pass & Kick with East Windsor Lions, open to boys and girls 6 to 15 (entry forms at www.nflppk.com or from Mike Kreuzer, 860-623-5425.
  • Monday, Sept. 22

  • Laughter Yoga, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main St., Windsor Locks. Brian Hickey of Hickey Healing will show how voluntary laughter’s benefits are similar to those of spontaneous laughter. Participants must bring their playfulness to this group laughter program to achieve maximum benefits. To register: 860-627-1495.
  • Monday-Sunday, Sept. 22-28

  • Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show, New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Bradley International Airport,Windsor Locks. See a spectacular array of quilts among the collection of aircraft. This year’s theme is “Pack Your Troubles” in commemoration of World War I. More than 150 quilts on exhibit, a special exhibit of Sue Reich’s World War I quilts, lectures, trunk shows, raffles, food vendors. Info: 860-623-3305.
  • Sunday, Sept. 28

  • East Granby Lions Fall Bird Seed Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, East Granby Center Firehouse. Annual fall bird seed sale order pickup date.
  • Monday, Sept. 29

  • Tibetan Singing Bowls, 6 to 7 p.m., Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main St., Windsor Locks. Brian and Marcey Hickey of Hickey Healing will perform with Tibetan Singing Bowls. Join us to experience this gong bath to enhance your well-being. To register: 860-627-1495.
  • Friday-Saturday, Oct. 3-4

  • Celebrate Granby, all day at Salmon Brook Park in Granby. Business expo, local restaurants and organizations selling food and beverages, nonprofits providing information, a beer garden, and family entertainment including live music and a two-day carnival.
  • Saturday, Oct. 4

  • Autumn Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main St., Windsor Locks. The library’s annual autumn book sale will begin Saturday. Doors open at 10 a.m. There are no previews. The sale will continue through the month of October. Info: 860-627-1495.
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