March 2019
Sundays at Three | March 24
The Friends of the Avon Library are pleased to announce the final concert of their popular music series, “Sundays at Three” on Sunday, March 24 with a performance by Ringrose and Freeman, featuring Celtic and Irish music. Ringrose and Freeman end the series with a celebration of everything Irish! Dan Ringrose plays the guitar and sings. Jeanne Freeman is a fiddler extraordinaire. Their combined voices have been described as “a perfect showcase” with stunning singing.

All are welcome to this special event. Free tickets will be available at 2:15 P.M. on the day of the performance with seating starting at 2:30 P.M. The one-hour program begins at 3:00 P.M.
Bridal Show | March 24

Tour their beautiful Hotel and meet with their Director of Special Events. Several of the area's top vendors will also be on-hand to speak with you. No Registration Required
Easter Brunch | April 21

Extensive Buffet includes: Breakfast Items | Chef's Carving Station | Lunch Items | Cold Station | Dessert Display | Beverages
Visits from the Easter Bunny throughout Brunch
$59.95/person - Adults
$21.95 - Children 6-12
No Charge - Children 5 and Under
For reservations call 860.269.0240
Winter Weekend Rates

Winter Weekend Rates start at $119/night plus tax, and include such complimentary guest perks as: Lobby Continental Breakfast | WiFi | Parking | Transportation | 24-Hour Fitness Center | Guest Computer and Printer
They also offer Pet Friendly Accommodations for a nominal $20/night pet fee. Call 860.677.1651 to book your stay today.
Delivery Available Via Dine In CT

Did you know that Seasons Tap Room inspired menu can now be delivered directly to your door? Why not check it out for your next meal at home.
10th Annual Blood Drive | April 19

On Friday, April 19, 2019, from 11:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m., the AVFD will hold a blood drive at its Company 1 fire station located at 25 Darling Drive. Make an appointment online at  or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767)
April Birthstone | Diamonds

See their large selection of diamond jewelry, specially priced. 12 months 0% financing throughout the store
Heirloom Jewelry

Bill Selig Jewelers has 40 years experience restoring family heirloom Jewelry
Thank You Breakfast for Social Workers, Discharge Planners & Case Managers | March 27
We want to honor our dedicated Social Workers, Discharge Planners & Case Workers and say Thank You for all that you do to enrich the lives of those you work with every single day. All attendees will receive complimentary breakfast, a surprise gift, and have an opportunity to win some fabulous door prizes. RSVP to or call 860.567.9500 by Friday, March 22
Diversity and Inclusion: Moving Business Forward | March 25
As part of the American Savings Foundation Lecture Series, COCC, a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions, will moderate a panel titled  Diversity and Inclusion: Moving Business Forward  on Monday, March 25 beginning at 7 PM in the Welte Auditorium at Central Connecticut State University. The American Savings Foundation in conjunction with CCSU and COCC are pleased to provide a group of industry experts from banking, insurance, and higher education to discuss current, real experiences and how providing a diverse and inclusive work environment has driven success within their organizations.
Membership Special

Farmington Woods Golf Club is offering you a chance to get away from slow play with a wonderful promotional package. For just $2800 you can become a member of Farmington Woods for the entire 2019 season!
Refer A Friend Special Offer

Refer a friend or family member and they get $25 off their arch support purchase

Half Price Wines Every Thursday

 Estate Jewelry Event | March 14-17
Wedding Band Event & Contest | Now Through March 25

Semi-Annual Pearl Sale | March 29 Through April 7

Jewelry Buying Event | April 3
2019 Concert Season
March 23 | May 10
Fashion Show | March 22
Models Needed | Vendor Tables

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture & Mattresses, now open at 15 Waterville Road, will be hosting a Fashion Show to benefit the National MS Society on March 22 and is in need of MODELS! This is an open call to Avon Chamber Members - no experience needed to dress up and have FUN for a great cause! Vendor tables will also be available to showcase products and services during the event. For more information, please contact Kate Bailey Donations of raffle items welcome!!
Caregiver Support Group
2nd Thursday of the Month
The complexity of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias impacts the family and relationships. A support group provides an opportunity to learn more about the different stages of this progressive disease and offers tips on ways to cope.

RSVP by calling 860.677.2155 or email
Winter Stays
With Winter upon us, you're likely thinking of your well-being or a loved one's.

We offer short-term respite care for older adults who may need a little support or who are interested in knowing what it's like to move into a senior living community. Call 860. 677.2155

Tastes of the Valley | March 30

Enjoy the tastes of some of the finest wines, beers, and cheeses available in the Farmington Valley along with food samplings from the best restaurants in the area! All proceeds go to support the charitable activities of the Rotary of Avon- Canton.
Pop Up Shop | April 6
Open House Art Show | March 20
You and your guest are invited to an Open House Art Show, Food and Wine Tasting, featuring the art of Jim Koplar. RSVP YES ONLY to Ellen at
Walk-ins also welcome.

Half Price Wines Every Thursday
Wine Women & Wow | March 21

Join us for sisterhood, sparkle & style as we explore how the right jewelry can elevate any outfit. Bring a friend or two, pick a Free bracelet and let's play some dress-up. RSVP to Janina by calling 860. 676.9667

Be one of the first businesses to place an ad in the new Avon Today publication. Your ad will run in three print-and-digital monthly magazines for one all-inclusive rate. Debut Advertisers receive a 10% discount for their entire campaign; non-profits receive a 15% discount.

In addition, advertisers receive:
> 100% Distribution to every address, including businesses, in Avon, Canton & Simsbury
> Fourfold Online Presence - In all 3 magazines [with link to your website] and in Today Publishing's online directory [with another link to your website].
Avon Today Magazine Debut Discount
Lypossage Article Published

Congratulations to our member Kristina Mozzicato of Abundant Health Massage Therapy & Wellness for having her article Lypossage for Healthy Aging and Detoxification recently published in Natural Awakenings

Garners Awards

Congratulations to our member Avon Old Farms Hotel , for being named Best of Weddings 2019 by The Knot and Couples Choice Award 2019 by WeddingWire

Garners National Recognition

Congratulations to our member E & D Pizza Company , that was designated as a national 'Destination' for pizza in the November issue of Pizza Today magazine.
Centennial Documentary Premiers on CPTV

The hour long documentary Made Possible: The Business of Junior Achievement premiered on CPTV on December 20 and tells the story of 100 years of JA, which started in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1919.

Launches New Website

Congratulations to one of our newer members Nautilus Accounting Services on the recent Launch of their New Website
Celebrating 100 Years

Congratulations to the attorneys and staff of member Pullman & Comley , who this year are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the law firm.

Stitch & Chat Group Makes Hats for Babies

Member River Ridge at Avon Stitch & Chat group recently partnered with the American Heart Association to raise awareness for Cogenital Heart Defects (CHD) and support parents with ailing infants by knitting tiny red hats to warm the heads of newborns at Hartford area hostpitals.
Sponsors Manufacturing Matters Podcast

Member and Corporate Sponsor Simsbury Bank sponsors the Podcast Manufacturing Matters , where listeners can hear from experts in business, education and government share their insights on the resources, infrastructure, workforce, and commitment needed to make Connecticut a manufacturing powerhouse once again.

Dana Culligan Named Team Leader

Member Dana Culligan, recently of Personally Poetic, has joined Tocara Fine Jewelry as a United States founding business-builder. Started in 2008, Tocara is budget-friendly, fashion-forward jewelry featuring exclusive designs, gemstones, and stunning DiAmi stones.
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Health Council
Monday, January 21, 2019
Host & Presenter:
Dr. Brian Nardi

photo by Ben Jordan / Photo Images Co.

T he L unch C onnection [T.L.C.]
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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