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Happy Father’s Day

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On June 19, 1910, a Father’s Day celebration was held at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the civil war veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. She was also a member of Old Centenary Presbyterian Church, where she first proposed the idea. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday to honor them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday in June. Several local clergymen accepted the idea, and on June 19, 1910, the first Father’s Day, “sermons honoring fathers were presented throughout the city.” (Wikipedia)

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Eclipse Talk with Dr. Kristine Larsen

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tue 15th

Movie: Jackie

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Reptiles of Connecticut

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Trash to Tunes Show for Kids

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bristol Farmer's Market

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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