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Spring Fever Hits in Simsbury

Five things to do in Simsbury this week — and in about 11 days Tulmeadow's ice cream window opens.

We have all decided we are bored with the word nor’easter and would much rather focus on actual Easter, so winter weather is officially uninvited and defriended. Prom season, soccer cleats, shrub installations, bathing suit shopping, purple crocuses, little league, car washes, sneezing fits, asparagus, lighter jackets, dump runs, and spring musicals are ready for center stage.

These are some things not to miss in Simsbury in the next five days:

Monday, April 4 – Our local markets are providing some unique services in town. has brought back carryout service where they will carry your groceries to your car. This is a service that originally was a part of the definition of customer service. is unique in that it has a good selection of gluten-free food including: Udi’s baked goods, French Meadow pastries, and De Palma’s gluten-free pasta, which is made in Connecticut and is delicious and worth the price if you are craving the real taste of homemade ravioli, gluten-free.

is holding a senior wisdom series and the next installment “Staging Your House for Sale and Planning Your New Home” with Liz Marquis and Sarah Leathers in today, April 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Village at McLean, Burkholder Community Center, 100 Sarah Lane. Call 860-658-3906 to register.

Tuesday, April 5 – The U. S. Postal Service is holding a public hearing on the future of the Tariffville Post Office tonight at 7 p.m. at on 11 Church Street. Postal service officials will be there announcing the results of the town survey. Attending is one way you can show your support for having a post office in Tariffville.

Also, has salad greens and pansies available in its store, which is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ice cream window opens April 15. You can sign up for the farm's community supported agriculture (CSA) program through mid April, but there are a limited number of shares. It includes Tulmeadow produce, grass fed beef, and ice cream for a fixed price for 20 weeks. For more details see http://www.tulmeadowfarmstore.com/farmers-market.

Wednesday, April 6 open mike night is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Call 860-658-2930 if you are interested in giving yourself a voice.

Also, consider taking the up on their offer to complete a crime prevention survey of your home. Contact Officer John Mimnaugh at 860-658-3131 to make an appointment. This is a timely offer, as we have had some burglaries in town lately.

Thursday, April 7 – The tale as old as time is coming to . “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” is being produced by the and it opens tonight. Tickets are sold at the door for $5 for students and $7 for adults. Performances are April 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. This will include all of the songs from the Disney movie as well as a few written just for the stage version.

Friday, April 8 – This is a biggie: PTO is having its famous "All 4 Kids Consignment Sale" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school gym at 33 Mountain View Road. Great deals can be found here and it may be just in time for the well earned warmer weather.

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