Memorial Day Flags and Poppies on Sale
On Saturdays May 20 and 27, Granby’s American Legion Post 182 will sell flags and poppies ahead of Memorial Day at both Geissler’s Supermarket (9J Bank Street) and Stop & Shop (120 Salmon Brook St.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Legionnaires will also collect worn or damaged American flags for honorable disposal.
Community Kitchen Offering Meals Again
The Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen is back to offering a free sit-down meal every Wednesday at the South Campus of the Granby Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and a family-style meal is served until 5:30 p.m. The meal is free but an offering is welcome.
Annual Vigil for Racial Justice
Granby Racial Reconciliation invites you to participate in a vigil on Sunday, May 21, 4 p.m. to remember the victims of racial injustice and violence in the United States. We have gathered annually on the Granby Town Green since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Led by local faith leaders, together we develop relationships and recommit to pursuing racial justice. Bring an open heart—all are welcome.
The Granby Camera Club meeting on Monday, May 1, will be a field trip. Photographers will meet at Salmon Brook Park between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. and reconvene at the Granby Senior Center at 8 p.m. to share images and share scavenger hunt photographs. Women’s Breakfast
On Wednesday, May 3, the Granby Women’s Breakfast program will be Harry Townsend and the Realities of War, presented by Christine Pittsley, project director for the Connecticut State Library. A tasty breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and the program will start at 9 a.m. In order to plan an ample breakfast for everyone, please register on the senior center website or call the center at 860-844-5352. Cost $5.
Let your friends and neighbors know that women of any age interested in joining the Women’s Breakfast Group should send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be added to the email notification list.
Ancient Healing, a Granby based non-profit, will hold a Free Alternative Healthcare Day on Thursday, May 11, 4–8 p.m. at the Granby Congregational Church on North Granby Road. It will offer services on a first-come, first-served basis, including massage therapy, reiki, reflexology, breath work, yoga, hypnotherapy, sound healing, life coaching and astrology readings. For additional information please contact email@example.com
The Granby Men’s Breakfast Group will meet Friday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. Mark Williams will speak about “A Road Less Traveled: Old Messenger Road and 200 Years of Granby Politics.” Please arrive between 8 and 8:30 a.m. for check-in, to get your badge, find a table, hear announcements and have coffee before breakfast. Register by calling 860-844-5352. A $5 fee for the breakfast will be collected at the door. Men of any age interested in joining the group should send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email notification list.
Research Library in the Preservation Barn is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment by calling 860-653-9713. Research fee $25 per hour.
Museum Store merchandise includes books, maps, mugs, notecards, jigsaw puzzles and many more Granby items. The store, located in the Enders House, is open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Purchases on Tuesday can be made at the Preservation Barn during Research Library Hours, 9 a.m. to noon. Items can also be viewed at salmonbrookhistoricalsociety.com
Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Society’s grounds. Please contact Dave at 860-653-3965 for vendor information. Flea Market donations to the Society will be accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon through May 16.
Summer House Tours will begin on Sunday, June 4.
Fall Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Society’s grounds.
Membership in the Salmon Brook Historical Society at 208 Salmon Brook Street offers many benefits including free summer tours, newsletters, annual dinner in April, wassail party in December and the opportunity to learn and help preserve Granby history. The society welcomes everyone. You do not need to be a Granby native, own an old house or be old. However, you do need to care about the history of Granby. Visit our website or stop by the museum on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9 a.m. and noon for an application.