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Bike Safety, Book Discussions, and Blogging on Simsbury Patch

5 things you need to know about Simsbury on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Good morning Simsbury! Today is Tuesday, May 8, 2012 and there are 237 days left in the year.

Today's Weather: Better pack the umbrella today, there's a good chance we'll see some showers, according to the National Weather Service daily forecast. Otherwise it will be cloudy today with a high near 59 degrees.

Tonight: Chance of showers with a possibility of thunderstorms after 2 a.m. The overnight low will be around 54 degrees.

Explore the arts today at with a new exhibit of work by Mellissa Escolas. The artist's paintings will be on display at the school until Friday, May 18. Stop by the Bell Library Art Gallery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit The Ethel Walker School website for more information.

Looking for a great rainy day activity? Stop by the for a book discussion about “The Loveliest Woman in America” by Bibi Gaston today at 1 p.m. The library holds regular discussion groups centered around great books and movies and all are welcome. The programs are free for members. For more information visite the Simsbury Free Library website.

Learn about bike safety tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a free Bike Walk Simsbury event sponsored by the Town of Simsbury.  Instructors from Bike Walk CT will review bicycle safety laws and "rules of the road." The first hour of the program will be held in the main meeting room at the followed by an outdoor session in the parking lot (weather permitting). Don't forget to bring your bike and a helmet.

Do you have a local Blog? Would you like for your Blog to reach a wider audience, locally? You can cross-publish or contribute original content for Local Voices on Simsbury Patch. Hobbyists, politicos, tradespeople, sports enthusiasts, and just about anyone who has something to say about life in Simsbury. If you've got a great idea for a Blog that needs to be on Simsbury Patch, email jeff.brush@patch.com and start blogging today!

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