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.
The seasonal songwriter concert series at West Granby United Methodist Church, 87 Simsbury Road, will be on Saturday, July 14, 7–8:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy an evening featuring Nick Depuy, Julia Davis and Carrie Johnson. Enjoy a night of original acoustic music performed by these acclaimed songwriters as they share their songs and stories.
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. If you love cats and have some time to spare on a weekday morning or evening or on a weekend morning or afternoon please contact the shelter.
On Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m., Jean Pickens, RN at Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association, will speak at the Granby Senior Center on A Guide to Skin Cancer Awareness. Identification, prevention, and treatment of skin cancers will be presented.
Volunteers In Psychotherapy allows you to earn strictly private therapy (no reports to insurers of your private discussions) in exchange for volunteer work you supply, privately and independently, for the charity of your choice. VIP’s local service has been granted awards and funding from the Connecticut Psychological Association.
Pilgrim Covenant Church will hold its Vacation Bible School June 25-28 from 6-8 p.m. for children entering kindergarten through entering 5th grade. Visit Pilgrimcovenantchurch.org/vacation-bible-school.html to sign up.
On Monday, May 28, Granby’s Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m., on Bank Street and proceed through the center of town up Route 189 to the cemetery led by Parade Marshall James Hall. Veteran/military groups includes the American Legion and the Connecticut Air National Guard, emergency services, scouts, youth sports teams and clubs, and local bands including the Marquis of Granby Fife and Drum Corp and the GMHS band will march.
The Granby Camera Club will meet on Monday, June 4, at the Senior Center at 7 p.m. There will be a scavenger hunt first and then photo-taking around the town center. There should be time for ice cream at Grassroots Creamery before returning to the Senior Center by 8:30 to share our best shots.