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Garden Party, Nutcracker Auditions, Live Music

Looking for weekend events in and around Avon? Check out our weekend guide!

''Yellow Hollyhocks'' 30x20 oil on linen Credit: Catherine M. Elliott
''Yellow Hollyhocks'' 30x20 oil on linen Credit: Catherine M. Elliott

Got weekend plans yet? Our guide features events in Avon, Canton, Farmington, Simsbury and West Hartford.

Add your tag sales, gigs or other events to our Avon Patch calendar.

Camp Style Shabbot

The Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom is hosting a Camp Style Shabbat at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Stratton Brook Park in Simsbury.

Visit the Avon Patch event listing for more information.

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Cub Scouts Pack 175 Meeting
Learn about being a Cub Scout at this informational meeting, taking place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Phelps Tavern Green in Simsbury.

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Shabbat Under the Stars

A barbeque dinner followed by Shabbat services with guitarist Dr. Ethan Nash will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield. Visit the Simsbury Patch event listing for more information.

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Hartford Hawks Women's Soccer vs. Bryant

Join the Hartford Hawks women's soccer team as they open the 2013 regular season against the Bryant Bulldogs at Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Visit the event listing for more information.

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Cedar Hill Movie Night

“Woman of the Year” will be screened outdoors at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford. Cost to attend is $5 per person.

Visit the Avon Patch event listing for more information.

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Live Music in Canton

Driving Iris Band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Year Roundz Sports Bar at Canton Indoor Golf.

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Church Tag Sale

A church tag sale and bake sale will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Life Church, 507 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury.

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Tag Sale in Unionville

A tag sale will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in Unionville. Visit the tag sale post on Farmington Patch for more information.

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Picnic in the Park

The town of Simsbury Aging and Disability Commission will be sponsoring its annual Picnic in the Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Stratton Brook State Park. The picnic is free and open to all Simsbury residents with disabilities, and their friends. Visit the event listing for more information.

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Holocaust Memorial Service

The annual pre-High Holiday memorial service for the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust will be at the Mandell JCC at noon Sunday, Aug. 25.

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Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions for the Ballet Theatre Company’s 2013 Production of “The Nutcracker” beginning at noon Sunday, Aug. 25. The fee for the audition is $15. Visit the event listing for more information.

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Artist’s Garden Party in Simsbury

Artist Catherine M. Elliott will open her studio and garden to the public and exhibit her paintings of flowers as well as other works from recent travels. Musical entertainment and light fare will be provided. Her 4 Brook Drive studio will be open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Visit the event listing for more information.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand in Farmington

Support the battle against childhood cancer with Village Gate. Residents are hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand with lemonade and cookies available for $1 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Visit the event listing for more information.

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