I am drooling for spring at this point. I could swear birds are tweeting in the morning and fresh new air is blowing in through the cracks in my house. The grass is peeking out under the melting snow, rain boots seem reasonable, and J.Foster’s ice cream shop is open again.
Those guys who always wear shorts (and never seem particularly cold) are once again baring their legs. The en masse search for cleats, shin guards, baseball hats and softball gloves will be happening soon. I just read feathers are going to be fashionable for spring this year, and I will glue them to my jacket, weave them into my hair, and hang them from my ears if it means we can have spring.
Here are five ideas about town for this week in Simsbury:
Monday, March 7 – The local papers are all filled with gutter repair, ceiling repair, and water damage repair ads. This means time to make friends with the rain and get pants altered so they don’t drag in the mud. in the Simsbury Town Shops lower level will do the job professionally. Phone number is 860-217-1924.
Tuesday, March 8 – Students in kindergarten and first grade (who have registered) for the Green Eggs and Ham Party will make and eat green eggs and ham, while listening to the Dr. Seuss story. I do not like them, you see, I do not like them even if they are free.
Also, the in West Simsbury will be having its second showing at 6:30 p.m. of the grassroots documentary Race to Nowhere. Register online at www.racetonowhere.com if you want to see what the buzz is about, especially during CAPT and CMT test week.
Wednesday, March 9 – Simsbury Newcomer’s Club is holding its Meet and Greet Special Event at the Simsbury Public Library from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the program room. “New and established residents of Simsbury and the surrounding towns are welcome to attend the event to meet others from the community and learn more about the club.” Refreshments will be served, and free, on-site babysitting will be available. For more information contact Jennifer Halbert at 860-408-1356.
Thursday, March 10 – is now taking orders for their 9th annual St. Patty’s Day Pick-Up Feast. Their own corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, Irish soda bread and dessert can be ordered for pick up on March 17 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the store. At $14.99 per person, this is an easy way to celebrate. Go to www.kanesmarket.com or call 860-651-0614 for more information.
Also, now is the time to sign up for Simsbury High School’s dinner theater which will take place March 18 at 6 p.m. and no tickets will be sold at the door. A grand buffet, live jazz music, and the one act play “Check Please” are planned and reservations must be made by March 14 at $24 per person. See http://www.simsbury.k12.ct.us for more information.
Friday, March 11 - The Farmington Valley Artists Center in Avon is having a new show titled “The Real and Marvelous Mother America” with oil paintings by Melissa Croghan, March 11 - April 4. You can meet the artist at a reception from 5-7 p.m. on March 11 where wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served (snow date: Saturday, March 12). Gallery hours are Wednesday- Saturday, 12-4 p.m. and by appointment 860-392-9526. This show is inspired by America’s shifting identity in the decade following the 9/11 tragedy.