Monday, Rabbi Mendel Samuels will visit Farmington for the annual Grand Menorah lighting at 6 p.m. on the Farmington town green in Farmington center. Humor and refreshments will be served.
At 7 p.m., the Farmington Board of Education will meet at the Farmington High School library for its regular meeting. Tonight’s agenda includes an initial discussion on budget priorities and a vote on the 2013 calendar.
Tuesday, the Town Council will meet for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. See the full agenda here. A reception for councilman and newly elected state Rep. Mike Demicco will be held at 6 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Farmington Library will host a Winter Holiday Celebration, with members of the community sharing about their families’ holiday traditions. Food and music will be included in the celebration.
Also beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Farmington High School Robotics team will host an open house, providing information about the program and seeking volunteers from all fields. The event will be held at 525 New Britain Ave., Unionville.
The Unionville Museum’s Artist’s Palette Ornament Silent Auction continues Wednesday at 2 p.m. when the museum reopens and Sunday at 2 p.m. Stop in to bid on an ornament made by local artists and see the exhibit of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations.
The Lewis Walpole Library offers an exhibit on the life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis, W.S. Lewis’ wife and a gifted photographer and cataloger. The museum is open Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The Stanley-Whitman House opens its Kids’-Only Holiday Gift Shop for children to finish their Christmas shopping. Children can shop for presents and get help with wrapping while parents relax and enjoy coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Gift shop is open from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
A Happy Holiday Market will be held Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Camp Happy Hill. An array of gifts from local crafters including Native American flutes and artwork, jewelry, fresh baked goods, weavers and knitters, Tibetan singing bowls and children's nature blocks and forest folk will be available, as well as food and drinks, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus with caroling and Christmas stories and refreshments. Raffles throughout the day will benefit the Lions Club.
The Stanley-Whitman House Holiday Shop will be open all this week and through Dec. 23 for shoppers to peruse a collection of unique handcrafted items.
David Salon’s annual Toy Drive to support families assisted by Farmington Community Services continues this week. Donate a new and unwrapped toy or gift at David Salon until Dec. 21.