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Listings for Aug. 16

August 16, 2013

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 16

BRISTOL

ICE CREAM SOCIAL. 1 p.m. For adult patrons. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestivlle. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790.

 

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.

 

OTHER

SINGLES SUMMER BEACH PARTY. Held by Social Connections. 2 p.m. Visit, hang out, walk on the beach. Bring salad, side dish, dessert. Gail Fuller’s beach cottage, 46 Swan Ave., Sound View, Old Lyme. $10. (860) 582-8229, Old Lyme (860) 434-6526.

 

AUG. 17-18

OTHER

TWO-DAY WATER SKI SHOW AND EXTRAGAVANZA. Held by the Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Teams will compete in several categories. BattersonPark Pond, Farmington. $12 per person. RotaryWaterSki.com

 

AUG. 17 to NOV. 24

OTHER

ART SESSIONS FOR ADULTS. Adult session is every other Saturday, Aug. 17 to Nov. 23, 1 to 3 p.m. Teen session is Sunday, Aug. 17 to Nov. 24, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Run by Community Counseling Center of Central Connecticut in Bristol. Funded by a $2,000 grant from the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund and the Turkus Family Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation. All materials provided at no charge. Paint, draw, journal, collage, craft, and more. Not an art cluass. A place to to play with art materials and be creative. Pillwillop Therapeutic Farm, 1089B Woodtick Rd., Wolcott. Third floor of the red barn. Registration encouraged but not required. (203) 879-9485, DocWarren.org

 

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.

 

OTHER

AUTHOR ELIN HILDERBRAND. Winning Authors event. Romance novelist, including “Beautiful Day.” 3 p.m., Live question and answer in The Cabaret Theatre. 3:30 p.m., book signing in The Shops concourse. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

OTHER

‘PRETTY IN PINK.’ Part of the Cinema Summer Film Series. 8 p.m. The movie with Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, and Molly Ringwald. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org

 

‘TRANSGRESSING CONNECTICUT’S COLOR LINE: MARK TWAIN, GEORGE GRIFFIN, AND CHARLES ETHAN PORTER.’ Lecture. 1 p.m. Led by Craig Hotchkiss, educational programs manager of the Mark Twain House and museum. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. Free with museum admission. NBMAA.org

 

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

 

OTHER

AUTHOR CONOR GRENNAN. Wrote Farmington’s “One Book” selection “Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.” 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advance registration required. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

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, AUG. 25

BRISTOL

BENEFIT IN HONOR OF A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Raymond Thibeault is the recipient, Karen Rose, the donor. 12 to 5 p.m. Ziti, meatballs, raffles , 50/50. The Polish American Citizens Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $12 for adults, $6 for children. Donations welcome, (860) 218-4700, rkbenefit@rkbenefit@yahoo.com, karenerose1@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

BRISTOL

BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 30-YEAR CLASS REUNION. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Hot and cold appetizers, pasta station, DJ. Hawk’s Landing, Southington. $50. Facebook.com/BCHSClassof1983Reunion. Deadline Sept. 5. P.O. Box 143, Cheshire, CT06410. Contact Ron LeFebvre, (860) 919-0508.

 

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 from 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. 17

OTHER

U.S. GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Three-day competition for men and women. XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. USAGym.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. 16

OTHER

SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington.

 

JOHN MAYER. Comcast Theater, Hartford.

 

DEBBIE DAVIES BAND. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

MIKE DELGUIDICE AND MEMBERS OF THE BILLY JOEL BAND. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

BRISTOL

SISTER FUNK. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

AUG. 16, 23

OTHER

KARAOKE CONTEST, KARAOKE WITH MIKE. 8 p.m. to midnight. The French Model Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. No fee. Contestants may join anytime. (860) 223-9306.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

BRISTOL

DJ DUBSTEP DEVONI. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

POOR OLD SHINE. Presented by HartBeat Ensemble. 8 p.m. Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 548-9144, Hartbeatensemble.org

 

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $71, $61. MoheganSun.com

 

PUDDLE OF MUDD. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 18

BRISTOL

KARAOKE DJ SHEEP AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

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

 

MONDAY, AUG. 19

OTHER

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

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 20

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH JENNI B. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

WHAT UP FUNK BAND. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

LATANYA FARRELL AND THE BOOKMAN STYLES BAND. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. Rockwell Park, Bristol. Sponsored by First Bristol Federal Credit Union. Joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860) 584-6160.

 

OTHER

LIL JON TAKES OVER SHRINE. “I Love EDM Tuesdays.” 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SHRINE Asian Kitchen, Lounge and Nightclub, MGM Grand atFoxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. ILOVETUESDAYS.com/august2013. $20. For VIP registrations, (860) 312-8760.

 

LA ORQUESTRA ESPADA. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Butler-McCook House and Garden, 396 Main St., Hartford. Free. (860) 522-1806, (860) 247-8996, ext. 11.

 

MODERN ENGLISH. 8 p.m., InfinityMusic Hall and Bistro, Route 44, Norfolk. InfinityHall.com

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

BRISTOL

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

 

DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

BRISTOL

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

 

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.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

SOUTHINGTON

CONNECTICUT ICON. Auditions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 12 finalists selected. For ages 9 and up. Part of the Apple Harvest Festival. Finalists will compete during the festival. Audience and judges will vote. All auditions a capella. DerynoskySchool, 240 Main St., Southington. Register. ConnecticutIcon.com, (860) 276-1966.

 

NOW thru OCT. 23

OTHER

SCORPION IDOL. Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Erika Van Pelt, top 10 finalist on “American Idol’s” season 11. 21 plus. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Blvd., Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com, (860) 312-5201.

 

NOW thru AUG. 23

OTHER

KARAOKE CONTEST, KARAOKE WITH MIKE. Fridays, 8 p.m. to midnight. No fees. Cash bar. Contestants may join anytime. Prizes. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 223-9306.

 

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. 16

OTHER

SPINNATO’S R-RATED HYPNOTIC HYSTERIA. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 17

OTHER

COMEDIAN CRAIG GASS. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

THE AREA CODE GUY MITCHELL WALTERS. Featuring Rob Falcone, with special guest Maria Walsh. The Cabaret at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $22. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 18

OTHER

COREY RODRIGUES COMIX. 8 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

NOW thru AUG. 18

OTHER

‘LES MISERABLES.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $23 for adults, $1950 for seniors and students. (860) 283-6250. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org

 

NOW thru SEPT. 15

OTHER

‘TIME STANDS STILL.’ Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Weekend matinees, 2:30 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $50, general admission. Add $13 for center reserved seats. $17, college-age student rush. Aug. 14 is Pay What You Can Wednesday. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 17

OTHER

TOMMY JOHNAGIN. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. (Add $10 day of show). Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW to NOV. 3

OTHER

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

 

NOW thru SEPT. 14

OTHER

‘THE GIN GAME.’ Friday and Saturday. 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

 

Senior listings

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 19

PLAINVILLE

‘COFFEE WITH A SOCIAL WORKER.’ 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy, PlainvilleSeniorCenter outreach coordinator. Will answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Alzheimer’s Help, caregiving, home care, etc. No registration necessary. Open to SeniorCenter members who are residents of Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

AN AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS. 1 to 5 p.m. Course covers effects of aging and medication on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures, and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. After completion of the course, insurance must give a discount of at least 5 percent. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. $12 for AARP members, providing a membership number, and $14 for other attendees. Register and pay at the PlainvilleSeniorCenter in advance between 9:15 a.m. to noon.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

OTHER

AUDITIONS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN TALENT/ VARIETY SHOW. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For performers 60 and up. Singers, dancers, musicians, comedians. For the fund raiser Vino and a Show, to benefit Companions for Living’s effort to fight Alzheimer’s. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. Appointment needed. (860) 523-5900, ext. 10, info@playhouseonpark.org

 

MONDAY, AUG. 26

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING. 12:45 p.m. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $8 per person, per week, and includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. Open to bowlers of all abilities. Frank Robinson, Bowling League present, (860) 747-2918.

 

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.

 

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) 305-9809. 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.

 

Kids listingsl

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.

 

PLAINVILLE

THE AMAZING MAGICAL PAUL. 2 p.m. Family friendly magic show. Balloon tricks, card tricks, more. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. No registration necessary. (860) 793-1450.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 18

BRISTOL

‘WACKY WIRED SCULPTURES!’ 2 p.m. Explore one of the museum’s most unique objects, take a ride on the working carousel, and finish off the visit by making your own wire sculpture inspired by carousel art. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $5 per child, $6 per adult, children under 1 and museum members free. Admission includes a museum tour and two free carousel rides. (860) 585-5411.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 19

PLAINVILLE

FAMILY DINNER THEATER. “The Land Before Time.” 6:30 p.m. Each family is invited to bring their dinner and enjoy the film about five young dinosaurs and their quest to reach, “The Great Valley.” Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Registration is not required. (860) 793-1450.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 20

PLAINVILLE

DISCUSSION OF ‘THE CANDYMAKERS’ BY WENDY MASS. 2 p.m. Following the book discussion make some candy. For children in grades 4 and up. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Registration is required. (860) 793-1450.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

BRISTOL

ART-ERRIFIC. 11 to 3 p.m. A day of kid fun, kid art, and kids helping kids. Nauticuts and Little Miss Hartford Count 2013 Manette Masse will be hosting a Kid-Art auction/ sale. They are collecting children’s artwork and selling them to anyone who wants to display it. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Children are asked to donate their own artwork for the event. Doctoars, librarians, teachers, principals will receive a sneak peek. Don’t forget your autograph. Drop off your artwork to Nauticuts, 1174 Farmington Ave., Bristol through Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The work can be canvas painting, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, crayon drippings, collages (no photos with people or personal information), or photography (no photos of people or personal information).

 

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.

 

DROP IN FITNESS CLASS. 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday. $7 per class, $59 for 10, or $99 for 20-class punch card. Open to ages 5 to 17. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

DANCE WITH KRISTI. Saturdays 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

KIDS RUN CLUB. Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

KIDS INDOOR O’COURSE. Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

PARENT-CHILD YOGA. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 2 to 5. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

TEEN STRENGTH AND FITNESS. Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m. or Sunday, 12 to 1 p.m. For ages 10 to 12.Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

Health listings

MONDAY, AUG. 19

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Held by the ConnecticutCenter for Healthy Aging. Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., Southington. (860) 276-5293.

 

BRISTOL

‘THE INFANT TOOLKIT.’ 6 to 7 p.m. Interactive group for families with infants between 3 months and 12 months. Learn about basic developmental skills. Parent and ChildCenter, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-registration is required. (860) 585-3481.

 

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 $15 per class. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Reserve. (860) 628-5656, ext. 140. SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

Dining listings

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

BRISTOL

PASTA DINNER BENEFIT FOR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Raymond Thibeault is the recipient. Karen Rose is the donor. 12 to 5 p.m. Ziti, meatballs, raffles , 50/50. The Polish American Citizens Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $12 for adults, $6 for children. Donations welcome, (860) 218-4700, rkbenefit@rkbenefit@yahoo.com, karenerose1@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

SOUTHINGTON

PIG ROAST AND CLAM BAKE. 12 to 6 p.m. Draft beer, soda, clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, 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.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

BRISTOL

DAV BBQ AND PIG ROAST WITH D.J. AL. 1 to 7 p.m. 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Tickets available at DAV canteen or at the door. Facebook.com, DAV chapter Bristol.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

BRISTOL

FIRST ANNUAL FAMILY PIG ROAST. Held by Bristol American Legion Post 2. 1 to 7 p.m. Pig ready, 4 p.m. Hot dogs and burgers, 1 to 4 p.m. Music by DJ Al. Raffles. American Legion Pavilion, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. $20 per person. (860)302-8190.

 

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.

The film ‘Pretty in Pink’ will be shown at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury on Wednesday.

The film ‘Pretty in Pink’ will be shown at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury on Wednesday.

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