This is a listing of upcoming events in the area sponsored by our Vernon Volunteer Organizations as well as other Vernon events of general interest.
Details of many of the events can be found on our Making Vernon Special MeetUp Page. The ‘Learn more’ link will take you to the event listing.
1 (Sat.) – Arctic Splash Fundraiser at Valley Falls. 1 p.m. Learn more.
7 (Fri.) – Vernon Winterfest. 5:45 p.m. Learn more.
8 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s Christmas Concert, ‘Peace & Love’ will be held at St. Bernard Church, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.
16 (Sun.) – Stickney Hill Preserve Hike in Rockville led by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust, 12 noon on Pleasant Street. Learn more.
20 (Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Program on the newly published “Vernon, Our Town.“ Copies will be available for purchase. 2 p.m. Snow date January 27.
21 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “The Flora & Fauna of the Galapagos Islands.” Sandy Justin will discuss in a slide presentation the history, geography, plant and animal life. – 7-9 p.m.
8 (Fri.) – “Tribes” is the first play of the year by the Dionysus Theater Company at Arts Center East beginning on this date and continuing over the next weeks. Details to follow.
18 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “Container Gardening: Unusual Pots, Vertical Spaces and Shade Design” Panel Discussion. 7-9 p.m.
11 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9 a.m.
18 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “Cruising Down the River,” a visual trip down the Tankerhoosen. Presenter JON ROE. 7-9 p.m.
6 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s, ‘Dueling Composers’ will be held at St. Bernard Church, 7:30 p.m.
6-7 (Sat.-Sun.) – Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest.
14 (Sun.) – Strong Farm 5k Chicken Run, 7:30 a.m. – More than a road race this is the first outdoor family event of the season. Events for kids and adults. Learn more.
18 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “Fun Facts About Beekeeping” with Vernon Garden Club members, Marcie Lavoie and Tom Kaminski. 7-9 p.m.
27 (Sat.) – Civil War Day Camp at the Strong Family Farm. For children ages 8 to 13. 9:30 to 2:30. $20.
11 (Sat.) – Vernon Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale at Vernon Center Middle School, 8-10:30 a.m.
13 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9 a.m.
20 (Mon.) – Vernon Garden Club Program: “Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut” with Paul Colburn, Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist with DEEP. 7-9 p.m.
1 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s, ‘A Choral Tapestry’ will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.