Scoundrels who made America great

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.

Nationally recognized Summer STEM program coming to Simsbury

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.

Memorial Day Events

The 2018 Memorial Day parade and ceremonies, Monday, May 28, marks the 100th anniversary of Memorial Day events in Simsbury. The Simsbury American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are once again organizing two parades in celebration of Memorial Day.

Music on Windsor Green

Music can be heard wafting through the center of Windsor from the Broad Street Green on Thursday nights in the summer. Concerts on the Green are a prime example of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit business organization.

Be part of Connecticut Trails Weekend

As part of the 2018 Connecticut Trails Weekend, the Friends of American Legion, Peoples State Forest and the Barkhamsted Historical Society will host a three-mile educational walk on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. State Representative Bill Simanski will participate and he urges residents to join him. The meeting place will be the Nature Museum off Greenwood Road in Peoples State Forest, about one mile north of Pleasant Valley on East River Road.

New England Air Museum

Open Cockpit Day

The New England Air Museum will hold an Open Cockpit Day on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special activities include climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, flight simulators, hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, and much more. A variety of aircraft will be open for visitors including the WWII-era Republic P-47D, the Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter, as well as supersonic jet fighters including the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter and the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter.

Suffield Players present Sylvia

If you enjoy zany comedy as well as a good love story with a twist, get ready for The Suffield Players’ spring production of Sylvia by A.R. Gurney. Sylvia performs at 8 p.m. on May 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19, and on May 13 at 2 p.m., at Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Avenue in Suffield.

NEAM Events

The Amazing History of Pratt & Whitney

Over the years, Pratt & Whitney has patented hundreds of innovations, from heat-resistant coatings to aerodynamic blades—technologies that make air travel more cost effective, comfortable and dependable. Today Pratt & Whitney engines provide power for everything from land-based power stations, business jets and helicopters to large commercial aircraft, fifth generation fighters, and manned and unmanned space vehicles.

Recycling event planned in Simsbury

The Simsbury Grange and Green Monster e-Cycling will co-host a recycling event on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Andy’s Market, 836 Hopmeadow Street (Route 10) in Simsbury. Do you need to responsibly dispose of old computers, televisions and other items?