Simsbury
Second Chance Shop,
12 Station St., Tax Free (on clothes and shoes) week from Aug. 19-24, Closed Sat., Aug. 31.

Storyteller’s Cottage events at 750 Hopmeadow St., to register call 860-877-6099 or visit www.StorytellersCottage.com

Literary events:
• The Great Gatsby Sparkling Summer Night Gala, Sat., Aug. 17, 8-
10 p.m., $50 for event, $60 for event and drinks, pre-registration required
• The Grand Tour Revisited: A Sunday Book Brunch, Aug. 18, 12-1:30 p.m., $5 for those who bring a treat, $10 for others, pre-registration required
• Back to School at Hogwarts, Sun., Sept. 15, 1-4p.m., $50, and tickets can be reserved here: https://www.storytellerscottage.com/book-online/back-to-school-at-hogwarts-1. Everyone who registers will receive a Hogwarts admission letter
• Dinner with Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Thurs., Sept. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., in the elegant Jane Austen Salon. The cost is $50 and includes a 3-course dinner and a signed copy of her book. Tickets can be reserved here: https://www.storytellerscottage.com/book-online/dinner-with-an-author-sept-19th. Guests can enjoy unprecedented access to this talented author over a delicious dinner before she speaks to the public at our Author Talk event at 7 p.m. She’ll discuss her hilarious novel, “Husbands and Other Sharp Objects.”

At the Simsbury Senior Center, 754 Hopmeadow St., 860-658-3273:
• Bingo Monday, Aug. 26
• Aug 16, 9:30 a.m. Duplicate Bridge, 10 a.m. Setback, 10 a.m. Charity Stitchers, 10:15 a.m. Tai Chi (Intermediate), 11:05 a.m. Tai Chi (Beginner), 12 p.m. Cardio Blast
• Aug 19,  10 a.m. Hearing Clinic, 10:30 a.m. Chess Club, 12 p.m. Cardio Blast, 12:00 p.m. Painting Club, 12 p.m. Contract Bridge, 1 p.m. Balanced Bodies
• Aug 20,  9 a.m. Stretch & Tone, 10 a.m. Ceramics, 10:15 a.m. Tai Chi (Intermediate), 11:05 a.m. Tai Chi (Beginner), 11:30 a.m. Lunch Café, 12 p.m. Cribbage, 12 p.m. Beginning Line Dancing, 1 p.m. Canasta & Scrabble
• Aug 21, 10 a.m. Cell Phone / Tablet Tutoring, 11:30 a.m. Blood Pressure/Sugar Screening, 12 p.m. Lunch @ Eno, 12 p.m. Cardio Blast, 1 p.m. Balanced Bodies
• Aug 22, 9 a.m. Healthy Moves, 10 a.m. Advanced Line Dancing, 10 a.m. Wii Bowling, 10 a.m. English Conversation, 1:00 p.m. Canasta
• Aug 23, 9:30 a.m. Duplicate Bridge, 10:00 a.m. Setback, 10:15 a.m. Tai Chi (Intermediate), 11:05 a.m. Tai Chi (Beginner), 12 p.m. Cardio Blast
• Aug 26, 10:30 a.m. Chess Club, 12:00 p.m. Painting Club, 12 p.m. Cardio Blast, 12 p.m. Contract Bridge, 1 p.m. Balanced Bodies, 4:30 p.m. Pizza and Bingo
• Aug 27, 8:30 a.m. Foot Care, 11:30 a.m. Lunch Café, 12 p.m. Beginning Line Dancing, 12 p.m. Cribbage, 1 p.m. Canasta & Scrabble
• Aug 28, 10 a.m. Cell Phone / Tablet Tutoring, 11:30 a.m. Blood Pressure/Sugar Screening, 12 p.m. Lunch @ Eno, 2 p.m. Book Club
• Aug 29, 10 a.m. Advanced Line Dancing, 10 a.m. Wii Bowling, 10: a.m. English Conversation, 1 p.m. Canasta
• Aug 30, 9:30 a.m. Duplicate Bridge, 10 a.m. Setback

Simsbury Chamber of Commerce, 860-651-7307:
• Spooktacular Chili Challenge sponsorship opportunities, call 860-651-7307 to set up appointment, Event takes place on this year on Sun., Oct. 20. The event has grown in attendance each of the past five years
• After Hours hosted by the Simsbury Inn. Thurs., Aug. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Fri., Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Member Orientation Luncheon at Manny’s Simsbury Pizza.
• “Good Morning Simsbury” hosted by Farmers Insurance – The Isaac Adams Agency. Aug. 28, 8-
9 a.m.
• Thurs., Sept. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  After Hours hosted by TD Bank.
• Wed., Sept. 25, 8-9 a.m.  “Good Morning, Simsbury” hosted by McLean. Save the date. More details to follow soon.
• Tues., Oct. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Joint After Hours with Granby Chamber of Commerce hosted by Hop Meadow Country Club. Save the date. More details to follow soon.

33rd Annual Simsbury Fly-In, Car Show and Food Truck Festival, Sept 22, Simsbury Airport. The largest event of its kind in the Northeastern U.S., with 18,000 spectators. This year we will include 25 great trucks with a huge variety of wonderful things to eat.  It’s like a special kind of country fair, built around displays of 750 beautiful airplanes and cars, with 150 business exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors, and many fun activities for the entire family. Special attraction: 25 great food trucks, offering a wide choice of great things to eat. Free seminars; live music; aerial demonstrations; judging and trophies for cars and airplanes; helicopter and AT-6 World War 2 training plane rides; gyrocopter, Powered Parachute and formation flight demos; radio control model aerobatics; banner tow pickup demonstration; new aircraft and car dealers; many local craftspersons; much more. Full details and contact info at www.simsburyflyin.com.

Simsbury Woman’s Club meeting on Tues., Sept. 10, at the Apple Barn.  Business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch (bring your own).  The program begins at 1 p.m.  Author Janet Barrett reviews “They Called Her Reckless”, a true story about a war, love, and one extraordinary horse during the Korean war.  The public is invited to attend the program. No charge.

Simsbury Veterans Memorial Announces Paver Drive. Paver applications are being accepted through Sept. 6, for the new walkway that goes from the Memorial to the library parking lot. The target date for installation is Veteran’s Day. Pavers must be for a Veteran honored and does not need to be from Simsbury or CT. Application forms can be downloaded at www.vfw1926. For more info contact John Fox at jrfoxx@comcast.net or 860-658-0388.