Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Simsbury Public Schools the week of July 9 – July 13. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in grades K-6 to find their inner inventor by learning the process of innovation.
The Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) museum, 42 Water Street in Granville, Mass., hosts Martin Henley, author and professor emeritus of Westfield State University, for a presentation on the heroic acts of some of America’s most notorious scoundrels on July 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Americans like heroes to wear white hats and villains to wear black. Henley takes a fresh view of heroism by using dramatic events in the life of each scoundrel to illustrate how disreputable labels can obscure heroic deeds.
Come hear what Benedict Arnold had in common with John Brown, Tokyo Rose and other scoundrels in America’s history.
The seventh season of the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series will open on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. with an exciting concert by saxophonist Tony Gibbs and pianist Benita Rose appearing as The Rose-Gibbs Duo.
A funky swing band director is forming a community jazz band in Granby, and seeking members to play at venues in the Granbys, Hartlands and Simsbury. The director received the entire set of music from the Valley Swing Shift Big Band upon its retirement and is set to share this glorious music with other volunteers interested in sustaining the rich heritage.