The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford presents Tom Sawyer Day on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free family event has a Western theme this year and features crafts, entertainment, a rope trick artist, pony rides, music and and free shuttles to the Juneteenth Family Day at the Wadsworth Atheneum (see Open House Day item on this page). Discount tours of the Mark Twain House will be $10 for adults and seniors and $5 for children. Information: 860-247-0998, www.marktwainhouse.
The CT Center for the Book, Syllable Reading Series, and The Mark Twain House & Museum celebrate the freedom to read with an evening of writers reading original works on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free, but advance registration required: www.cthumanities.org. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., author Wally Lamb participates in a Banned Book Readout, moderated by WNPR’s John Dankosky, at Hartford Public High School, 55 Forest St. Information: 860-695-6365.
All the world’s a stage at The Mark Twain House on Saturday when Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” will be performed by the Castle Theatre Company of Durham University, UK, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the lawn, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford. No charge for the event,, but “good Will”
(Shakespeare) donations accepted. Rain or shine. Bring chairs or blankets. Information: 860-247-0998 or www.marktwainhouse.org.
The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., invites the neighbors in for a free, old-fashioned ice cream social on Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary ice cream sundaes, as well as performances by West Hartford’s Ballet Theatre Company and Bandstand, a barbershop quartet from Manchester, will be featured. Information: 860-280-3136 or www.marktwainhouse.org.
Throughtout March, Connecticut residents get discounted tour admissions to the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Admission for those 17 and over is $10. (Regular rates range from $14 to $16.) Proof of Connecticut residency is required. The museum is open Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5:30 p.m. Information: 860-247-0998 or www.marktwainhouse.org.
Hartford residents are invited to tour The Mark Twain House & Museum free on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21. (ID is required.) The Mark Twain House is at 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Last tour is at 4:30). Information: 860-247-0998 or www.marktwainhouse.org.