Listings for Sept. 20

September 20, 2013

 

The Semi-annual Book Sale at the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. (for a $3 admission) and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., where admission is free. This photograph illustrates the 2012 book sale.

The Semi-annual Book Sale at the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. (for a $3 admission) and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., where admission is free. This photograph illustrates the 2012 book sale.

Kids listings

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

BRISTOL

PRE-SCHOOL DANCE PARTY. 10:30 a.m. For children 6 and under. Music, dancing, refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free but registration required. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

 

SEPT. 26, 28

BRISTOL

FAMILY FISHING DAY. Held by Bristol Parks and Recreation. Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, to be determined. For youth ages 9 and up (parents are welcome) run by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on. at Page Park Pavilion. The first part of the course is a hands-on learning experience that will teach participants how to properly cast, use natural baits, tie clinch knots, and how to catch a fish. Saturday at Page Pond where the instructor will lead a fishing trip. Instructor will have rods available for student use but students should bring their own bait. Free. Register. Spaces are limited. www.bristolrec.com. (860)584-6160. Parks and Recreation office. joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

BRISTOL

FOURTH ANNUAL FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT. 7 p.m. “Wreck-It Ralph.” Hosted by the First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. Shown on an inflatable movie screen in the church parking lot. Bring your own chair. Try to arrive by 6:30 p.m. The ice cream truck and a food vendor will be on-site selling food and drinks. Free glow sticks for children. Free popcorn. Free admission. The event is a gift from the church to the community.

 

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 County 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. Doctors, 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).

 

NOW thru OCT. 27

OTHER

BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL. Thursdays through Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $1 per ride. BushnellPark, Hartford (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

Miscellaneous listings

SEPT. 20, 21

BRISTOL

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH HOME OF MEALS FOR THE NEEDY FALLFEST FUND RAISER. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tag sale with vendors, baked goods, hot dogs, live music, raffle. Donations of furniture and useable items for tag sale are welcome. Be sure items are clean and in working order when given. No electronics or stuffed animals. Items can be dropped off at 27 Judd St. Additionally, appointments may be made for pick up by calling Shirley at (860)589-7744.

 

SEPT.20, 21

OTHER

THE 8TH ANNUAL IRISH FESTIVAL. Opens Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Food, music, more. $5 on Friday and $10 Saturday for those 13 and older. Two day pass for $13. The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, Milford. MilfordIrishFest.com

 

SEPT. 20-OCT. 20

OTHER

THE 15TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Weekends, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave., Norwich. Free parking. $17, general admission. $10 for youths 7 to 15. Free admission for children 6 and under. CTFaire.com, (860) 478-5954.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21

PLAINVILLE

FUND RAISER AND DANCE TO HELP RESCUE ABUSED, ABANDONED AND NEGLECTED PETS. 6 to 11 p.m. The music will be provided by the DJ Swazae and the doo wop group The Crown Imperials. There will be many gift baskets and certificates to be raffled, including a 30 minute flight for up to three in a small plane, 18 holes of golf for two people, riding lessons, hair cuts, manicures, pedicures, generous donations from jewelers, florists, and many restaurants. Soft drinks, snacks, and bakery items will be available or BYOB. $10. VFW Hall on Northwest Drive, Plainville. (860) 747-1067.

 

TAG SALE. Held by AARP Chapter 4146. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tables are $20. Reservations can be made by calling Sally, (860)747-1732. Tag sale at 28 East Maple St., Plainville. Donations for the AARP table are appreciated.

 

OTHER

CONNECTICUT’s 2013 USA EXTRAVAGANZA PAGEANT. Hosted by 2012 Miss Teen USA Logan West. John C. Daniels School in New Haven. CT. Special educational workshop and pageant rehearsal included on Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. EliteDanceCt@aol.com, (860) 620-4662, Samoapat@aol.com, (203) 645-9657. CTUSAExtravaganzapageant.moonfruit.com

 

THE 2013 DISCOVER HARTFORD BICYCLE TOUR. Check-in and register, 7 a.m. Opening ceremonies at 8:45 a.m., Ride leave at 9 a.m. Take 10, 25, or 40 mile routes. Leave Bushnell Park, Hartford. $45. $10 for youths under 18. www.BikeWalkct.org/discover-hartford.html

 

SECOND ANNUAL ENVISIONFEST HARTFORD. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Opportunity to discover and celebrate the capital city’s transformation through a day-long free festival of music, walking, biking, tours, innovation and discovery. At 6:30 p.m., the band They Might Be Giants will perform at BushnellPark. EnvisionFestHartford.com

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22

OTHER

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL. Fund raiser for Partners in Caring. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hay rides, train rides, petting zoo, face painting. Live music by Fist Fulla Change. Bishop Farms of Cheshire, 50 South Meriden Rd., Cheshire.

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 23

OTHER

SQUARE DANCING. 7 p.m. Central Valley Squares. FarmingtonCommunity Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Farmington. (860) 620-4691.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIEY OPEN FORUM. 7:30 p.m. Richard Eppler, Ph.D. will speak about how to maximize usage of the National Archive records, New York’s state censu records, and other helpful genealogical tools. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com, SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org

 

SEPT. 24, 25

BRISTOL

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM. Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Crime prevention and personal safety seminar. Receive information on “The Psychology of the Criminal Mind,” “Home and Phone Security,” “Automobile and Travel Security,” “Personal and Technological Security,” “Self-Defense Tools and Training Options,” “Medical Safety and More.” 80-page book provided. Course is not “hands-on.” Fire arm training is excluded but complements concealed carry status. Receive a certificate of completion. Presented by Michael Ptaszynski, MD, certified facilitator, Regional Training Counselor. BristolHospital, Level E Classroom, Brewster Road, Bristol. $30 per student. Pre-register. (860) 582-4388.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25

SOUTHINGTON

‘HANDMADE ARTISTS’ BOOKS” BY CAROL FRASER. Presented by Southington Arts & Crafts Association. Local artist and calligrapher will discuss and display her collection of handmade artists’ books, book pins and journals along with carousel and tunnel books created by her and other artists. The demo follows a brief 6:30 pm members’ meeting. The demonstration and meeting is open to the public. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860)628-9104.

OTHER

A CT YANKEE IN THE IMPERIAL PALACE OF BEIJING. Part of the Director’s College series. 7 p.m. Dr. Charles Burstone will speak. Advance registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1946 67TH YEAR REUNION. Noon to 4 p.m. Oasis Restaurant 72 Pine St., Forestville. Separate checks provided. Catch up with news of classmates and have lunch. (860) 583-1274.

 

BOOKS AND BAGELS. 10:30 a.m. Library staff member Pat Carlisle reviews best books in the library , old and new. Discuss. Bagels and other things will be served. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Registration requested. (860) 584-7790.

 

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

 

PLAINVILLE

THE FRIENDS OF THE PLAINVILLE LIBRARY SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m for a $3 entry fee. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free with a 2 to 3 p.m. bag of books sale. Large selection of hardcover and paperbacks. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Bristol.

 

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

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

BRISTOL

44TH RUNNING OF THE MUM-A-THON. 7 a.m., Race day registration. 8:15 a.m., Kids’ Fun Run. 8:30 a.m., 5K Road Race and 5K Fitness Walk. ImmanuelLutheranSchool, 154 Meadows St., Bristol. $18 registration in advance. $20 after Sept. 21 and race day. Kids Fun Run is $5. CTMumAThon.com

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 30

SOUTHINGTON

THE HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT BRADLEY MEMORIAL CAMPUS AUXILIARY’S ANNUAL FASHION GALA. 6 p.m. Residents and hospital staff will model clothes from Chico’s, Kathy Faber Designs, and Modern Formals of Southington. Makeup by Mary Kay. Proceeds benefit Bradley Memorial campus’s new medical equipment and the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s new cancer center. Aqua Turf, Mullberry Street, Plantsville. $50 for dinner and show. Tickets available at the Bradley gift shop, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. Adriana.Asciuto@gmail.com, kpagano@thocc.org

 

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

BRISTOL

MUMS FOR SALE. Fall colors and dozens of varieties for sale. The Growing Center at BristolAdultResourceCenter, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2

BRISTOL

BRISTOL MAYOR’S TASK FORCE ON HIV/AIDS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL. 6 p.m. Federal Hill Green, Bristol. Christina.Cipriani@hdisp.org, (860) 589-6433.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1943 70TH REUNION. Information sought on Betty Jane Hannon Jerome, Dorothy Cook Johnson, Leon Horne, Florence Bechard DiVenere, Marjorie Shultz Warzorko, Mariam Cari Blum, Natalie Case Blumhardt, Carlton Anderson, Carl Jesson, Marcella Rowen Stevenson, Margaret Harris Atashian, Samuel Hogeman, Rodger Johnson, Eleanor Kirschner Beland, Marjorie Lyon Busse, Mary MacDonnell, Janet Masterson, June Moquin Coons, Bruce Towlsey, Clyde Vose. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Call Angie Baher (860) 582-4651 or Charles Aldieri (860) 582-5553.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

THE JOHN E. TAVERA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. 5 p.m. Scholarship fund raiser. Rain or shine and includes a picnic buffet, free draft beer, a cash bar, raffle prizes and live entertainment. The pavilion at the St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville. Tickets are $25 per person and will be available at the door, or by contacting Joseph Tavera at (860)582-2878, Joe.Tavera@comcast.net, Frank Tavera at Ftavera@snet.net or Lee Santorso at 150 Central, downtown Forestville. Donations to the John E. Tavera Memorial Fund can be mailed to: P.O. Box 1262, Bristol CT, 06011-1262

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

BRISTOL

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH FREE TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to noon. Multiple families with books, toys, household items, clothes. All items are free. GraceBaptistChurch, 736 King St., Bristol. (860) 582-3840.

 

THE 13TH MEMORIAL HELEN COUGHLIN WALKATHON FOR PARC. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chili cookoff. Norton Park, Plainville. Download a team registration at PlainvilleARC.org. (860) 747-0316, PARC.Plainville@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 8

BRISTOL

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL FASHION SHOW. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Show at 6:30 p.m. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. $35, includes dinner. DSawe57@sbcglobal.net

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

BRISTOL

25TH CLASS REUNION BRISTOL CENTRAL CLASS OF 1988. For further details or to register, email BCRams88@yahoo.com

 

A PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY. Noon. Opposite BristolCity Hall, 111 North Main St., Bristol.

 

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

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO NEWPORT, R.I. Held by the Plainville Public Library. Register by Sept. 15. Visit the oceanfront estate of Doris Duke. Have lunch at the Bellevue Ave Restaurant. Shop in the NewportWharf area. (860) 793-1446 for instructions on registering.

 

NOV. 22, 23

BRISTOL

CRAFT SHOW VENDORS NEEDED. Yankee Peddlar Fair, Asbury United MethodistChurch, 90 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

BRISTOL

BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 40TH REUNION. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Bchs-73@yahoo.com. Include name, address, phone, cell, email, and date of birth. (860) 675-3088.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY. Depart Muzzy Field, Bristol at 7:30 p.m. Return to Bristol at 7:30 p.m. “On Your Own Style.” Dropped off at Macy’s and at 5th Avenue. $60 per seat. Register, BristolRec.com, Space is limited. Optional tickets may be bought for the Radio City Christmas show at the 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. show. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.us

 

NOW thru DEC. 31

‘DOLLS: NO ORDINARY PLAYTHINGS.’ An exhibition featuring the collection of Mary Forcier. Lecture on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on “Dolls Around the World.” Nov. 10, a story book reading at 2 p.m. on Raggedy Ann and Andy. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.

 

NOW thru SEPT. 30

SOUTHINGTON

EXHIBIT OF PASTEL AND WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS BY JANE M. WHITE. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

NOW thru NOV. 24

OTHER

‘JACOB COLLINS: RECENT WORK.’ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Exhibition of 24 works on loan from Adelson Galleries and private collectors. Collins has been commissioned to paint many luminaries such as J. Paul Getty, Jr. and President George H.W. Bush, as well as paint the Forbes family properties in Normandy, France. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

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 SEPT. 29

SOUTHINGTON

‘KEEPIN’ IT REAL.’ An exhibition of works by Connecticut artists Ajay Brainard, Sean Michanczyk, Charles Santarpia, and Eric Stegmaier. All on the forefront of the representational art scene. Closing reception on Sept. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plantsville.

 

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.

 

SET-BACK CARDS AND CUT THROAT. Through December. 7 to 10 p.m. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860 223-9306.

 

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, SEPT. 20

BRISTOL

THE PATRONES. 9 p.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

DIAMONDBACK. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol.

 

OTHER

DJ AFROJACK. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Shrine Asian Kitchen, Lounge, and Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40. ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com, (860)312-8888.

 

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. DerynoskiSchool, 240 Main St., Southington. Register. ConnecticutIcon.com, (860) 276-1966.

 

PLAINVILLE

KALEIDOS. 7:30 p.m. Taiwanese multi-percussionist Sayun Chang and Puerto Rican classical guitarist Yovianna Garcia. Church of Our Saviour, 115 West Main St., Plainville.

 

BRISTOL

CHRIS TOFIELD AND TRAVIS. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

CAJUN RAY. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol.

 

OTHER

RADIO GIANTS. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. (860) 312-5201, Davin@TheScorpionBar.com, 21-plus.

 

THE RICH BADOWSKI BAND. With special guest Steve Balkun. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $12. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

OTHER

JIMMY CLIFF. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.

 

SARAH BRIGHTMAN. 8 p.m. “Dreamchaser: In Concert.” The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Bushnell.org

 

BRISTOL

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

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25

OTHER

BLACK JOE LEWIS. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. TheSpaceCT.com

 

MICHAEL BUBLE. XL Center, One Civic CenterPlaza, Hartford.

 

BRISTOL

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

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

BRISTOL

REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR THE BRISTOL STRING ORCHESTRA. Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (7 to 7:30 p.m for new players). Musicians range from 6 to senior citizens. Wide range of musical skills on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Sponsored by Fiddlin’ Around Music, 248 Main St., Bristol. No charge to join. Free performance is slated for Dec. 7 at 3 p.m ProspectUnitedMethodistChurch. (860) 589-3724, (860) 584-2868.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

OTHER

THE MACHINE. 8 p.m. Unplugged. Infinity Hall, Route 44, Norfolk. $39, and $59. InfinityHall.com

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

OTHER

LAST LICKS, SPIRIT SHAKER, BONZAI TREES. 7 p.m. Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain.

 

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.

 

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.

 

KARAOKE. Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (18 and up to sing), Fridays, 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21 and up), Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21 and up). All genres of music, full service bar/ restaurant. Karaoke Lounge, 1639 Wolcott Rd., Wolcott. (203) 879-4785.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

BRISTOL

MEN IN MOTION ALL MALE REVUE. For Ladies Only. Doors open at 7 p.m. With a live band, Rockin’ Heartbeats in the bar after the show. Food available the night of the show.Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets available at the Polish Club bar.

 

OTHER

MELISSA GORGA OF ‘THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY.’ 9 p.m. Will sign copies of her book, “Love Italian Style.” She will only sign her book. The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

COMEDY NIGHT: MIKE MCDONALD. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

SEPT. 20 to OCT. 26

OTHER

‘SOUTH PACIFIC.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster SquareRd., Berlin. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

OTHER

THE RICH BADOWSKI BAND. With Steve Balkun. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

ANTHONY JESELNIK. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $37.50, $50. Two-drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.com, (800)200-2882.

 

SOUTHINGTON

AUDITIONS FOR ‘MEET YOU AT THE COPA.’ Held by Fantango Theater Productions. For an open audition for dances, ages 18 to 40 plus, be prepared to perform a short dance routine at audition. For singers, 20 to 60 plus, bring an instrumental CD, or CDs that show singer’s range and styles. One Factory Square, Southington. Call (860) 276-0114 or (860) 919-0399 for appointment time.

 

NOW thru SEPT. 22

OTHER

‘MISS SAIGON.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $22.50. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.

 

NOW thru SEPT. 22

OTHER

BOB LEVY, AKA ‘THE REVEREND. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Nasty-themed 10:30 p.m. performance on Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 on the day of the show. 1-800-200-2882. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

BRISTOL

‘A NIGHT OF COMEDY.’ Benefit for the Bristol High School Football Booster Club. 6 p.m., doors open. 7 p.m., dinner served. 8 p.m., show. Pasta meal and a show. Cash bar. (860) 584-8318, (860) 582-2324. BristolCentralFootball@gmail.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

 

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. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

Dining listings

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

SOUTHINGTON

BEER AND WINE TASTING. Held by Flanders School PTO in conjunction with Worldwide Wine and Spirits. Tastings hors d’oeuvres, desserts donated by GIO Foods and Sweet Mia’s. Silent auction. Raffles. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. Adults only. $25 per person.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

OTHER

2ND ANNUAL BEER GARDEN AT PLAYHOUSE ON PARK. 7 to 9:30 p.m. 30 micro brews from around the region, food, entertainment, prizes. Sarah Barrios of Torrington will perform. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $30 per person. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10, (860) 904-7755. PlayhouseonPark.org

 

SEPT. 21 to OCT. 5

BRISTOL

1ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION/ OKTOBERFEST AT BARLEY VINE. German food and specials along with beer tastings at 7 p.m. from Relic Brewing (Sept. 25), Berkshire Brewing Company (Sept. 26), Firefly Hollow Brewing (Sept. 27), Shebeen Breen (Oct. 2) and Cavalry Brewing (Oct. 3). “Pints for Paws,” a fund raiser for Animal Rescue Foundation on Sept. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a pint of Last Chance IPA, a beer created by Weyerbacher Brewing. Buy a beer for $15 and keep the pint glass. Refills of any draft beer for $5. Food, wine, and drink specials. Silent auction. Barley Vine, 182 Main St., Bristol.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22

BRISTOL

DAV PASTA DINNER. To honor John Carbone. 1 to 5 p.m. 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 589-4710.

 

THURDAY, SEPT. 26

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Roast beef of stuffed fish, choice of soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and butter, coffee or tea and dessert. 126 South St., Bristol. $8. All inclusive.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

BRISTOL

‘RAISE YOUR GLASS.’ Fund raiser for the Charity Cycling Challenge, Inc. of Bristol. 6 to 9 p.m. Wine, beer, spirits, appetizers, taste samplings, and live jazz. Benefits the ConecticutBurn Center at BristolHospital. Waverly Inn, 286 Maple Ave., Cheshire. $35. CharityCyclingChallenge.com

 

PLAINVILLE

ROAST PORK DINNER. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes, vegetable, assorted breads, and apple crisp for dessrt. Silent gift basket auction. $12 for adults, $6 for children. 4 and under free. Reservations strongly suggested. (860) 747-2328.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

SOUTHINGTON

THE LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 7:30 to 11 a.m. Giving Back Girls will hold bake sale to raise funds for a community person who suffered injuries following a car accident. Monetary donations will go back to pay medical bills. Baked goods can be dropped at the Calendar House Friday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Calendar House, Pleasant Street, Southington.

 

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to noon. Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Prizes. Visit from Rocky The Rockcat. $6. Children under 7 free

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

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.

 

Support listings

OCT. 9, NOV. 13

BRISTOL

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS. 6 p.m. Funded by a grant fro the Petit Family Foundation. Free. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 26

BRISTOL

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP. Thursday, 10 a.m., through Dec. 12. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 through Dec. 26.

 

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

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

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

PLAINVILLE

FREE PROGRAM ON FALL PREVENTION. 9:30 a.m. Begins with continental breakfast followed by warm-up exercses. After the breakfast, there will be four programs, “Prevent and TreatingFalls,” “Help I’ve Fall and I CAN Get Up,” “Keeping Your Feet Grounded,” and “Walk This Way.” PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Funded in part by Title III of the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and the state Department of Social Services, State Unit on Aging. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

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.

 

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING. Mondays, 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 president, (860) 747-2918.

 

Health listings

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

PLAINVILLE

SOUND HEALING. 12 to 4 p.m. Includes dinner. A four hour healing session, gravity chair, angel pendants,CD, angel wings. $60 includes dinner and healing. RockWells Dance Hall 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-0003, YourHolisticEvents@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

BRISTOL

POTTY TRAINING BOOT CAMP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. A sliding scale of fees and scholarships available to low income families. The Parent and ChildCenter at BristolHospital, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register, (860) 585-3481.

 

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

 

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