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Events & Things to Do

Beauty and the Beast: Twin exhibitions at the Mark Twain House & Museum

Now through, January 21 2018,  351 Farmington Ave. Hartford

 The Mark Twain House & Museum presents a pair of new exhibitions, Renewing the Royal Chamber: The Clemenses’ Mahogany Suite Reborn and Twain’s Temper: Top Ten Tantrums and Righteous Rages, under the collective title Beauty and the Beast. The exhibitions will be on view March 23, 2017 through January 21, 2018.

West End / Asylum Hill Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays, June – September 4:00 – 7:00 pm 

Across from Woodland at Farmington Ave

The West End Farmers’ Market believes that everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.
Through partnerships with local farmers, businesses, and non-profit agencies, the market strives to bring a vibrant mix of locally-grown farm products to the West End and Asylum Hill neighborhoods of Hartford, Connecticut.
By connecting these neighborhoods to their local farmers and artisans, we hope to create a stronger and healthier community.

Billings Forge Farmer’s Market 

Thursdays, June – October 11:00am – 2:00 pm 

Next to the Firebox   539 Broad Street

Billings Forge Community Works is proud to hold the largest and only Year Round Farmers’ Market in Hartford, every Thursday from 11am – 2pm. Our summer market features fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meats, all grown in Connecticut. The summer market is also a great place to spend your lunch hour eating at the Kitchen, Firebox, or one of our food trucks. Each first market of the month features additional craft and specialty vendors, guest food trucks, and music.

The market accepts Cash, Credit/Debit, and EBT Cards.

 “Women in Local Politics”: featured speaker, Patricia Russo, Executive Director of Women’s Campaign School at Yale 

  Thursday, October 12, 5:30 pm    YWCA Hartford Region 135 Broad St

Register online at The event is free, with free parking and light refreshments available.


YWCA Community matters: “An evening with Susan Omilian” 

  Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 pm    YWCA Hartford Region 135 Broad St

This free event introduces the audience to Omimian’s new book, Awaken, a story that captures the heart and soul of how women can thrive after abuse. Audience members will have an opportunity to purchase Awaken at a special event price of $15 and have it signed by the author. Free parking and light refreshments available.

Money Conference for Women : keynote speaker, financial expert and author, Michelle Singletary

  Saturday, October 28,    CT Convention Center

YWCA Hartford Region and Honorary Chair Denise L Nappier, Connecticut State Treasurer, have been hosting the annual Money Conference for Women since 2002.  This FREE financial literacy conference has helped thousands of women in the Hartford region take control of their money.  The 2017 Money Conference for Women will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Connecticut Convention Center.  Registration for the FREE event opens August 14, 2017, at  This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker, financial expert and author, Michelle Singletary.

The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity 

7th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Health Disparities: Can You Afford to get Sick?

Tuesday,  November 7 5:30 reception, 6:00 pm Start

Real Art Ways   56 Arbor  St Hartford

How will changes in health care impact me? -Will my health care cost increase? -Where can I go for help? – What policies or legislation will protect me? – What if I am on Medicaid/Medicare?

– Will I lose my health care coverage? – What is the difference between Trump Care and Obama Care? – Who, at the state level, is in charge of working with health policy? – How will my citizenship/immigration status affect my health care? – What can you tell me NOW?

the event is FREE and open to the public.You can register 3 ways. Online at; email us at or call 860-714-5770 for more information.