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The following events were being planned when the Drummer went to press. However, closures and cancellations may have occurred since that time. Please check organization websites or call contact numbers for updated information.

Lost Acres Art Exhibit

Lost Acres Vineyard opens the season March 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with the Karen and Gene Suponski Artist Reception. This talented duo has lived in Granby for 42 years. Their award-winning art has been seen in juried exhibitions throughout the northeast, including the Granby Land Trust Juried Art Show. The exhibit runs through April 29. The vineyard is located at 80 Lost Acres Road in North Granby.

Women’s Breakfast

On Wednesday, April 1, author Barbara Beeching will present a program entitled Black Community in the 19th Century Hartford for the Granby Women’s Breakfast Group in the community room at the Granby Senior Center. Cost is $4 per person. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m. Call  860-653-9891 to reserve a spot. 

MS Support Group

The Granby Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at the Senior Center at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please contact Meaghan at 860-428-2463.

Community Garden 

If you love to garden, but don’t have a sunny garden spot, the Granby Community Garden might be just the place for you to grow a variety of vegetables and flowers. Find a friendly community of growers who share the enjoyment of gardening as well as ideas and growing methods. Enjoy sharing this joy with others: consider applying for a 20’ x 20’ plot at the Granby Community Garden, located on Hungary Road. You may even wish to share a plot with a friend. To learn more and to apply, visit

Camera Club

The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, April 6, at the Granby Senior Center at 7 p.m. The program will be sports photography. Members are asked to bring up to eight pictures they have taken of sport events and to share the who, what, when, where, and how of their photographs. Please bring photos on a memory stick so we can share them on the big screen. To learn more about the club, visit

Civic Club

The Granby Civic Club will meet on Thursday, April 16, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, to share thoughts and remembrances of a dear member, Lila Innes, who recently departed life on earth for heavenly places. Lila was a true Granby treasure who cherished her family, loved and served her community—always with laughter and giving.

Join us for this special day and share your memories of Lila. Non-members always welcome. Tea and cookies will be served. For more information, contact Ginny Wutka at 

SBHS Events

Historic Sites of Connecticut’s Farmington Valley Bus Tour 

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Visit historical societies in Barkhamsted, Granby and Simsbury and hear Lively Lore and Legends—Fact or Fiction? $45 per person includes bus ride, goody bag, lunch and pre-tour lecture on April 30. Contact Nancy Anstey with questions or reservation, 860-680-5298 or 

Summer Open House Tours

Sundays,  June to September, except July 5 and Sept. 1, 2–4 p.m. Special exhibit: Politics and Puzzles.

Fall Flea Market

Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on society grounds. Vendors contact Dave at 860-653-3965.

Shoe Donations Needed

The Connecticut chapter of Savvy Giving by Design is launching its first significant fundraiser with a shoe collection. Consider donating gently-used shoes and boots. Even better, get together a group and fill a bag. The goal is 100 bags of 25 pairs of shoes each. In town, there are drop bins at Beman True Value Hardware and Wine, etc. For a pick up, contact Kim McCord at 

Volunteers Needed

Mary’s Kitty Korner, Granby’s no-kill cat shelter, is looking for volunteers to help care for its kitties until they find their fur-ever homes. Currently, the greatest need is for Thursday and Friday mornings. Call 860-379-4141 or visit