Listings for Aug. 2

August 2, 2013

Kids listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

BRISTOL

8TH ANNUAL TOUCH A TRUCK. 5 to 8 p.m. Children can explore trucks of all shapes and sizes including fire trucks, construction trucks, tractors, tow trucks. Connecticut Light and Power and F& F Concrete also will bring vehicles. Explore the Monster Truck Bounce House. Create a tire track painting. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. $7 per person. Children under 1 and museum members free. (860) 314-1400.

 

FATHER GOOSE TALES. A modern re-telling of nursery rhymes, stories, and songs for all ages. Performed by Nappy’s Puppets. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. (860) 584-7790.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

BRISTOL

READING ON THE GREEN. Sponsored by the Bristol Public Library, Bristol Historical Society, the New EnglandCarouselMuseum, and the Early Childhood Alliance. 2 to 4 p.m. For children preschool to age 10. Stories will be read accompanied by costume characters. Children’s authors Catherine Gibson and Jacqui Boulter, on hand. Meris Palmer, Teller of Tales, will provide a story. Other events planned. Free. No registration necessary. Rain date, Aug. 11. Federal Hill Green, Bristol.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

OTHER

MR.GYM—A CHILDREN’S CONCERT. 6 p.m. Town of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series. Baldwin Park, Route 6, Plymouth. Free. (860) 584-4718.

 

BRISTOL

‘DIG INTO READING’ WITH FLOW CIRCUS. 2 p.m. Comedy, juggling, and magic show. Manross Memorial Library, 200 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Registration required. (860) 584-7790.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

BRISTOL

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. 10 a.m. to noon. Cool off indoors as you honor man’s best friend. Make handmade dog treats, dog themed crafts and meet a variety of dogs including a K-9 dog, visiting pups from We Adopt Greyhounds, Fidelco Guide, Dog Foundation, ChippensHillVeterinaryHospital. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St, Bristol. Programs included with museum admission of $7. Children under 1 and ACM members free. (860) 314-1400.

 

AUG. 12-14, SEPT. 9-11

BRISTOL

BRISTOL YOUTH LACROSSE YOUTH GIRLS CLINICS. 6 to 8 p.m. Held in conjunction with BristolParks and Recreation Department. For girls in grades fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Sticks will be provided. Mouth guard recommended. For details, download registration form at BristolCTLacrosse.com, (860) 540-5894.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14

BRISTOL

HAWAIIAN LUAU POOL PARTY. 6 to 8 p.m. Music, Hawaiian-themed games. Page Park Pool, King Street, Bristol. Free. joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860) 584-3837.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 15

OTHER

ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Hosted by the Wolcott Junior Grange. Free ice cream for children 5 to 14. Learn about the Wolcott Junior Grange. Wolcott Grange, 313 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 16

OTHER

THE WHIRLIGIG WORKSHOPS. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Activities for youths. Karate, dance, stage combat, comedy improv, technical theater, acrylic drawing, charcoal drawing, media reporting, creative writing, emergency preparedness, HAM radio. Terryville Library, 238 Main St., Terryville. Facebook.com/whirligigworkshops.

 

NOW thru AUG. 6

BRISTOL

SUMMER DROP-IN STORY TIME. 10 a.m., Tuesdays. Manross Public Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge, no registration necessary. (860) 584-7790.

 

NOW thru AUG. 15

BRISTOL

SUMMER FUN WORKSHOPS. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10 to noon, morning session. 1 to 3 p.m., afternoon session. Aug. 2, Drawing about the museum, for ages 7 to 14. Aug. 8, Firefighter for a Day. Aug. 6 or Aug. 15, Painting Landscapes for the Carousel. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $25 per day. Pack a bagged lunch. (860) 585-5411.

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON/ PLAINVILLE

MOM’S CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON STORYTIME. Third Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol in the children’s department.

 

PLAINVILLE

TRIATHLON CLUB. Ages 5 and up. Held by Wheeler YMCA in Plainville. Plainville High School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. April.Chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

OTHER

SINGLES FIRST FRIDAY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5:30 to 8 p.m. With live music. Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $10. (860) 582-8229.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

BRISTOL

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Hosted by the Bristol Mum Festival. 4 to 11 p.m Leave St. Gregory’s CCDCenter, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $30 per person includes bus ride, $15 food voucher, and $15 wheel coupon. (860) 675-5462.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

BRISTOL

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 22ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 9:30 a.m., registration. 10:45 a.m., shot gun start. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org

 

OTHER

CELEBRATION OF ITALIAN CULTURE. ITALIAN FILM, ‘MY BROTHER IS AN ONLY CHILD.’ 6:30 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. FarmingtonLibraries.org, (860) 673-6791.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

SOUTHINGTON

FOSTER ADOPTIVE MISSION OPEN HOUSE. 6 to 8 p.m. Learn about becoming a foster parent. Southington Public Library, Main Street, 255 Main St., Southington. (203) 706-0101, FosterAdoptiveMission.org

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

OTHER

‘CHILDREN OF GOD’ DOCUMENTARY FILM. 7 p.m. Film explores the social conditions of the suppressed Nepalese people through the plight of their children. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advanced registration. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibCt.org

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

BRISTOL

THE BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Shot gun start, 1 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m. Registration includes round of golf with cart, pullover jacket, lunch and dinner, and a gift bag. Prizes for first, second, third place, Hole ‘n One, Longest Drive, as well as raffles. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Hoad, Bristol. Register. BristolCentralFootball.com, BristolCentralfootball@gmail.com

 

OTHER

‘MARK TWAIN’S GILDED AGE HARTFORD.’ A lecture by Craig Hotchkiss, educational programs manager at the Mark Twain House and Museum. Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., Hartford. Free with museum admission. NBMAA.org

 

AUG. 9, 11

SOUTHINGTON

ART EXHIBIT BY ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES. Sponsored by the Southington Arts Council. “Remembering Kathleen.” Artist with disabilities may drop off work at Paris in Plantsville Gallery, 15 West Main St., Plainville between 1 and 6 p.m. Reception will be Sunday, Aug. 11. First prize, $300, second prize, $200, and third prize, $100. Winners announced at reception. (860) 621-ARTS, sacmail@att.net

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

BRISTOL

ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL. Presented by the West End Association. Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank. 10 a.m. Music, dance performances, competitions, food vendors, crafters. Free basketball and volleyball tournaments. Skateboard competition at noon. Bristol Car Club Invitational Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. RockwellPark, 128 Jacobs St., Bristol. Free.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 18

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HALF MARATHON AND RELAY RACE. 7:30 a.m. Benefit for Fisher House CT. Begins and ends at Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness Center, 842 Clark Ave., Bristol. Bristol firefighters will hold a barbeque, live music, “Touch a Truck” and more. First, second, and third place winners. BristolHalfMarathonandRelay.com, 1-860-583-4800, 1-888-300-4469.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

BRISTOL

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. LakeCompounceAmusement Park. Ride all day. Buffet. Registration underway. $15 per person. (860) 585-1694.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

BRISTOL

14TH ANNUAL REV. ROBERT J. LYSZ MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10 a.m. to noon, registration and lunch. Noon, shotgun start. 5:30 p.m., dinner/ reception/ raffle. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. $150. Make checks payable to St. Matthew School Development. Send to St. Matthew School, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville, CT 06010. (860) 583-5214, frlyszMemorialGolf@gmail.com

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

BRISTOL

FALCON 5K RUN/ WALK. 6:30 p.m. Register from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Includes electronic chip timing, snacks, entertainment, awards. $20 for adults and $15 for students in grades 12 and under. Proceeds support the Rev. Edmund O’Brien Scholarship. Online registration, www.signmeup.com/94050. spchs.net. (860) 584-0911, ext. 34, mcrowley@spchs.net

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. If interested, contact nbhsclassof77@yahoo.com

 

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 50TH REUNION. 6 to 8 p.m. Country Club of Farmington, 806 Farmington Ave., Farmington. Anne Brown (860) 805-4952. Friday, Aug. 23, PHS Baby Boomer Party, (860) 621-5859.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

BRISTOL

HARLEY DAVIDSON 110TH ANNIVERSARY RALLY. 1 p.m. Held by Yankee Harley-Davidson and Fisher House CT. Starts at Yankee Harley, Farmington Avenue, Bristol. Ride ends at New Britain Stadium for a New Britain Rock Cats Game. $30 per rider, $20 per passenger, includes tickets to the game. $25 for raffle ticket to win a 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. (860) 583-4800, 1-888-300-4469, KCreedLaw.com and click on the Harley Ride button.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6

BRISTOL

65TH REUNION OF BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948. Noon to 4 p.m. Chipannee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Contact Rita Kenyon, (860) 583-8440, wrkenyon@hotmail.com.

 

SEPT. 6-7

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 55TH REUNION. Informal gathering on Friday at the Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Rd., New Britain in the Winstone Tavern. Reunion celebration on Saturday at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Southington. (860) 828-6858, (860) 828-1916. NBHS1958.com

 

SEPT. 6, 7, 8

BRISTOL

ST. STANISLAUS ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL ‘DOZYNKI.’ Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live Polka music, children Polish folk dancers, Polish and American food, raffles, rides. Country Store. Tag sale, which will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Free.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 747-6867. plvchamber@snet.net

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

OTHER

GOLDEN KIELBASA VETERANS OPEN. Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. with registration at 10 a.m. Stanley Golf Course, New Britain. $125 per player. GoldenKielbasa.org

 

SEPT. 27-28

OTHER

COMBINED REUNION OF 1963 GRADUATES OF ALL NEW BRITAIN SCHOOLS. Pat Wysocki Anderson, (860) 229-4536, Jane Reynolds Pallokat, (860) 485-1501. nbhs_phs1063@yahoo.com

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1943 70TH REUNION. Information sought on Jean Latrop Santy, Marion Cori Blum. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Call Angie Baher (860) 582-4651 or Charles Aldieri (860) 582-5553.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

PLAINVILLE

WHEELER CLINIC’S THIRD ANNUAL ‘EVENING OF WONDER.’ 6 p.m. Celebration of hope, healing, and transformation. Proceeds will benefit Wheeler. Entertainment from Timmy Maia and his band. Marriott Hartford Downtown, Hartford, CT. give.wheelerclinic.org/eveningofwonder, (860) 224-6375, jmchale@wheelerclinic.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 31

SOUTHINGTON

JEANNE AND JR CHMIELEWSKI EXHIBIT OF PHOTOGRAPHY. “Right Place at The Right Time.” Framed photography pieces. The Orchards, Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.homestead.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 31

BRISTOL

THE POWERFUL WORK OF JUAN ANDREU. Art exhibit. Andreu is a self-taught painter. He is also a master carver and restoration artist of antique carousel horses. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 28

PLAINVILLE

‘PLAINVILLE IN THE CIVIL WAR.’ Exhibit presented by the Plainville Historical Society. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12 to 2:30 p.m. Plainville Historical Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville.

 

NOW thru SEPT. 29

OTHER

‘THE BRILLIANCE OF LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: PAINTER AND CRAFTSMAN.’ Exploration of the paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) within the wider context of his creative output. He was a successful, influential glass, jewelry and interior designer associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, children under 12 free. Free admission 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. NBMAA.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 8

BRISTOL

‘ART DECO TIMEPIECES: TREASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE.’ Guest curated by Strickland Vintage Watches of Tampa, Fla. Celebration of the timepieces produced in the Art Deco era. Includes 25 watches from the 1920s to 30s, as well as advertisements from that period. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Info@clockmuseum.org, (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

ONGOING

OTHER

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CLASSES. Available by appointment. Learn to search the internet, set up an email account and use Word. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791, ext. 2.

 

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP. Meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Farmington Library, Monteith Dr., Farmington. List of dates and books available at the library. (860) 673-6791.

 

SOUTHINGTON

BEGINNER LINE AND PARTNER DANCE LESSONS. Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. No partner needed. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Judd Lane, Southington. $5 per person. dance@caddyranch.com

 

JAZZ JAM. Local band looking for musicians who simply want to play. You don’t need to read music. Just pick-up and play. Drum set available. Location and times to be determined based on availability. (860) 302-3664.

 

BRISTOL

MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING WORKSHOPS.Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Register. For schedule, go to BristolLib.com

 

BINGO. Fridays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. First ball called at 6:45 p.m. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.

 

BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

PLAINVILLE

AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 33. Returning veterans are invited to support this organization. 7 Race Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-9074.

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

OTHER

DISCO FRIES. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 21-plus. SHRINE Asian Kitchen, Lounge, and Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket. ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com, (860) 312-8888.

 

BEYONCE. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $155, $119, and $85. MoheganSun.com

 

DAVID NAIL. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

ONEREPUBLIC. With Serena Ryder and Mayer Hawthorne. MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com

 

PETER YARROW (OF PETER, PAUL, AND MARY). 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $35, $45. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

BRISTOL

FLASHBACK. 9:30 p.m. 1970s rock. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

BEL BIV DEVOE. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

OTHER

SANCTUARY SATURDAYS. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. With DJs, DJ Jason Smith, Yung Skeeter. SHRINE Asian Kitchen, Lounge and Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket. Women receive free admission until 10 p.m., $20 after, $20 cover fee for men after 9 p.m. 21-plus ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com, (860)312-8888.

 

THE CORNFED DOGS. 12 p.m., St. John’s Church, Washington, Conn. 7 p.m., PD Walsh’s Country Store, 107 Main St., Falls Village. $8.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

OTHER

BOOGIE WONDER BAND. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

BRISTOL

BOMB SPECIAL NIGHT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

AVENUE GROOVE. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

WEST SIDE 5. 7 p.m. Presented by Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston. Seth Thomas Park, South Main Street, Thomaston. Free. In case of inclement weather, moves to ThomastonHigh School, Route 109, Thomaston. ThomastonFineArts.com, (860) 484-4976.

 

BRANDEE YOUNGER JAZZ HARP TRIO. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Butler-McCook House and Garden, 396 Main St., Hartford. Free. (860) 522-1806, (860) 247-8996, ext. 11.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

BRISTOL

KARAOKE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

AIRBORNE JAZZ TRIO. 6:30 p.m. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Presented by the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Classic rock. Ultimate Wire Forms, 200 Central St., Forestville. BristolRec.com, joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860) 584-6160.

 

OTHER

FIRST CLASS BAND. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

BRISTOL

MUG NIGHT KARAOKE WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

PETER FRAMPTON. With guitarist SonnyLandreth. 7:30 p.m. Simsbury Meadows, Simsbury. $28 to $78. 1-800-745-3000.

 

MOTO. 6 p.m. Town of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series. Baldwin Park, Route 6, Terryville. Inclement weather cancels performance. (860) 4718.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC WITH GARY AND PETE PATRONE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

BLACK SABBATH. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $139, $99, and $69. MoheganSun.com

 

THE DEANS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

BROTHER JOSCEPHUS AND THE LOVE REVOLUTION. 8 p.m. Infinity Hall, Route 44, Norfolk.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 10

BRISTOL

THE CARIBBEAN BEACH BUMS BAND. Presented  by QUOTA International of Bristol. 6 p.m. American Legion, 22 Hooker Court, Bristol. $20. Proceeds benefit disadvantaged women and children. (860) 989-4507.

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 9

SOUTHINGTON

IRISH TENOR RONAN TYNAN. “Honor and Remember 9/11.” 7 p.m. Performer, author, physician, Paralympic Gold Medalist, motivational speaker. The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. $50. Limited seating. Tickets must be bought in advance. Make checks payable to The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville, mail care of Colleen Donahue. (860) 628-0364.

 

NOW thru OCT. 23

OTHER

SCORPION IDOL. Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Erika Van Pelt, top ten finalist on “American Idol’s” season 11. 21 plus. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Blvd., Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com, (860) 312-5201.

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

KARAOKE. Every Friday and Saturday night, 9 p.m. to close. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

KARAOKE WEDNESDAYS. Live with Lauren. 9 p.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

OTHER

FILTHY FRIDAY COMIX: ETHNIC EDITION. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resorts Casino. Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com.

 

AUG. 2-3

OTHER

24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL. 8 p.m. on Friday, participants meet and get randomly assigned into casts, each with one director and one playwright. Playwrights will camp out at the theater overnight and write one-act plays. Directors and actors return next day to rehearse. Performance is 8 p.m. on Saturday. Open to those 16 and up with a passion for theater. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $10. (860) 523-5900, info@playhouseonpark.org

 

AUG. 2-SEPT. 14

OTHER

‘THE GIN GAME.’ Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, just off Route 9 (exit 22) and the Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Bring your own, cabaret-style. (860) 829-1248, ctcabaret.com

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

OTHER

ARMED FORCES COMEDY SHOW. 9 p.m. Featuring Jim Mendrinos, Carole Montgomery, and Mark Riccadonna. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762.

 

GREG VACCARIELLO. Featuring Leighann Lord with special guest Billy Winn. 9 p.m. Mohegan Sun Cabaret, Uncsville. $22. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

OTHER

SPINNATO’S R-RATED HYPNOTIC HYSTERIA. 8 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

AUG. 7 to NOV. 3

OTHER

COMPETITION FOR LAST COMIX STANDING. 96 comedians will compete. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

OTHER

SHERROD SMALL. 8, 10 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission, and $40 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show. 21-plus. Two drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru AUG. 3

OTHER

NICK VATTEROTT. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP advance. Add $10 for day of show. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru AUG. 3

OTHER

‘SPANK: THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY.’ 7 p.m., pre-show drinks. 7:30 p.m., curtain. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35, $45. The Bushnell.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 10

OTHER

‘ANYTHING GOES.’ Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Matinees on Sundays, July 21, 28 at 2 p.m. Hole In the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $25, $20 for seniors and students. Aug. 2 is “Pay What You Want Night.” HITW.org, (860) 229-3049.

 

Support groups

SEPT. 10 to NOV. 19

BRISTOL

10 WEEK BEREAVEMENT GROUP. “NewDay/ New Life.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. (860) 582-3652, (860) 583-4242.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

HEALING EMOTIONALLY ABUSED LIVES (HEAL). Second Tuesday of the 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hospital of CentralConnecticut, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington, Conference Room B, Second Floor. Free. Emotionalheal.org., (203) 305-2137.

 

BRISTOL

OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Saturdays at 11 a.m. BristolHospital Small Dining Room, Brewster Road, Bristol. All are welcome. (203) 755-8922.

 

AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome.

 

AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s LutheranChurch, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome.

 

BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Wheelchair accessible, off-street handicapped accessible. CTFightsMS.org, 1-800-FIGHT MS.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY. 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Covers all hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. There is a dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $4 and all adults are welcome. (860) 582-3995.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - 7 p.m. every Friday at Bristol Recovery Club, 67 West St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. (888) 825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Newcomers welcome. No fee for attending. 1-888-825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. 7 p.m. every Monday, United MethodistChurch, 56 Redstone Rd., Plainville. 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St.www.ct-al-anon.org (888) 825-2666.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Newcomers welcome. No fee for attending. 1-888-825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING- 8 p.m. every Friday night at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1025 Stafford Ave. Has someone else’s drinking affected your life? No charge to attend.

 

PLAINVILLE

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For men and women trying to recover from compulsive debting and spending. Wheeler Clinic, Room A, 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. (860) 793-3766, DANewEngland.org

 

AL-ANON MEETING. For families and friends in different locations throughout the week. 10 a.m., Mondays at Plainville Congregational Church, 130 Main St., (Route 372), Plainville. Mondays at 7 p.m., United MethodistChurch of Plainville, 55 Red Stone Hill Rd., Plainville and Fridays at 7 p.m., Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr., Route 177. ct-al-anon.org, 888-825-2666.

 

PLAINVILLE MS SUPPORT GROUP. 7 to 9 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. (860) 793-9589. CTFightsMS.org

 

OTHER

GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING. A support group for families or individuals who had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. The last Thursday or each month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Beacon Falls Congregational Church, 69 Wolfe Ave., Beacon Falls. GraspValleyCt@aol.com, GraspValleyCt@att.net, (203) 231-6705, (203) 305-98-9. Pre-registration required. Grasphelp.org.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No need to register. All are welcome. Connecticutoa.org, (860) 218-8550.

Senior listings

AUGUST

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE AARP 4146. Casino trip August has been cancelled.

 

ONGOING

OTHER

WEEKLY BRIDGE CLUB. 1:30 p.m. Learn the game and become a member. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonOrchards.org. (860) 628-5656.

 

Dining listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

BRISTOL

ONYX SPIRIT COMPANY’S SUMMER SHINE. 6:30 p.m. Local musicians, selection of cocktail infusions created with Connecticut-made Onyx Moonshine. Barley Vine, 182 Main St., Bristol.  

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

SOUTHINGTON

PIG ROAST AND CLAM BAKE. 12 to 6 p.m. Draft beer, soda, clam chowder, hot dogs, hambers, sausage patties, clams, and pig. The Southington Elks Lodge, No. 1669., 114 Main St., Southington. $25 for adults, $30 at the door. $10 for children, and no charge for children under 5. (860) 628-6682.

 

WEDNESDAYS thru AUG. 28

SOUTHINGTON

PASTA NIGHT. Every Wednesday night from 5 to 7 p.m. Held by Southington Elks Lodge. At the lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. $8 for adults, $4 for children. Includes pasta, bread, salad, and dessert.

 

Health listings

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Provided by the ConnecticutCenter for Healthy Aging. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. (860) 276-5293.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

PLAINVILLE

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Provided by the ConnecticutCenter for Healthy Aging. 11 a.m. to noon. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 276-5293.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

LEARN TO MEDITATE. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Odiyana Center, 52 National Dr., Glastonbury. $15 or free for members. Pre-register. info@odiyana.org, (860) 266-6041.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS. Thursdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m. $55 for six weeks or 415 per class. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Reserve. (860) 628-5656, ext. 140. SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

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