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.
Public events are slow to return as groups are still being very cautious. The Town of Vernon now has a town wide Calendar of Events so also check that for activity. Go to Vernon Calendar.
18 (Sun) Green Poetry Cafe – Poetry Rocks is holding a special reading at Vernon’s Henry Park Pavilion, 3-5 p.m. At the free event poets will perform their works about nature. The reading commemorates both National Poetry Month and Earth Day. Learn more.
23-25 (Fri.-Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Book Sale – Annual Book Sale featuring a wide selection of used hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, and books on tape. Learn more.
1-2 (Sat.-Sun.) – Vernon Historical Society Book Sale – Annual Book Sale continues featuring a wide selection of used hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, and books on tape. Learn more.
8 (Sat.) – Northern CT Land Trust Canoe and Kayak Paddle of Upper Bolton Lake., 9 a.m. Learn more.
15 (Sat.) Talcott Park History Walking Tour – Join Jean Luddy, Museum Director for Vernon Historical Society, for a walking tour to hear the stories of residents over the years and see the variety of architectural styles that reflect Rockville’s prosperity as a 19th century textile city. Sponsored by the Rockville Public Library. Learn more.
30 (Sun.) – Talcottville Memorial Day Parade to Mt. Hope Cemetery’s Civil War Monument, 8:30 a.m. assemble, 9 a.m. Learn more.
TBD (Wed.) – Strong Farm opens its Farm Stand for the season. Hours are 1-5 p.m.
TBD (Sat.) – Friends of Valley Falls “The Trees Of Valley Falls,” a walk led by Nicholas.
22 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls ‘Artists Day At The Farm,’ 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. featuring art, music and history.
TBD – Late August/Early September – Dionysus Theatre Company of Art Center East will be doing performing the play Fences outdoor at the Strong Family Farm.
5 (Sun.) – Strong Farm 8th 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.
26 (Sun.) – Friends of Valley Falls Annual Meeting at the Red Barn. Details to follow.
16 (Sat.) – Strong Family Farm Annual Harvest Festival, 10-2. Scarecrow contest, children’s activities.
17 (Sun.) – Northern CT Land Trust fall foliage hike at Valley Falls Park and along Railroad Brook gorge on the Trusts’ Andrew Webster Knapp property, 9 a.m. Learn more.