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Listings for Nov. 15

November 15, 2013

 

Artist Kim Villanti will have an art showing and a meet and greet at Barley Vine in Bristol Nov. 21

Artist Kim Villanti will have an art showing and a meet and greet at Barley Vine in Bristol Nov. 21

Holiday listings

NOV. 15, 16

BRISTOL

HOLIDAY COUNTRY FAIR. Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday crafts, country store, bake sale, tea-cup raffle, food and Swedish coffee rolls (on Saturday). GraceLutheranChurch, 222 Farmington Ave. (Route 10), Plainville. Free admission. GraceinPlainville.org

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

BRISTOL

GLORIA DEI HOLIDAY FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, handmade quilts, baked goods, attic treasurers, books, plants, homemade apple pies, lunch. No vendors. Proceeds go to charity. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. (860) 620-4166.

 

OTHER

TIS THE SEASON HOLIDAY FAIR. Held by The Women’s Fellowship of the First Congregational Church. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade wooden items, holiday ornaments, decorations, unusual, inexpensive gifts, knitted finery, homemade fudge, baked goods, gift baskets. Snacks and lunch. First Congregational Church, 40 DeForest St., Watertown. (860) 274-6737.

 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon, baked goods, white elephant, crafts, raffle baskets, quilt raffle. Plymouth Congregational Church, 10 Park St., Plymouth.

 

NOV. 22, 23

BRISTOL

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Auctioneers gallery, cookie jar, country bakery, Grandma’s Attic and Potters Shed, Ye Old Craft Shop, Peddlar’s Grille, homemade apple pies, local crafters, vendors. AsburyMethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

 

NOV. 30, DEC. 1

BRISTOL

THE ANNUAL ST. GREGORY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 40 crafters, bake sale, basket raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Santa will be available for photographs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Gregory Church, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. No admission fee. (860) 584-8050.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

PLAINVILLE

ANNUAL SLEIGH BELLS CRAFT FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch, homemade bakery items, handcrafted items. Vendor spots available. Plainville United MethodistChurch, 56 Redstone Hill Rd., Plainville. (860) 747-2328.

 

BRISTOL

ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL’S ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors needed. St.MatthewSchool, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 583-5214.

 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters needed. $25 for one table, $40 for two. Deadline is Nov. 16. St. AnnChurch, 214 West St., Bristol. (860) 261-5071.

 

SOUTHINGTON

EIGHTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday and general handcrafted items. Café will have continental breakfast, chowder, soup, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Proceeds donated to Southington Fuel Bank. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8486.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors, gift baskets, swag, handmade items, baked goods, etc. Lunch and refreshments. St. Aloysius Church Hall, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville.

 

CHRISTMAS TEA AND CRAFT BAZAAR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, gift items, holiday cookies, tea luncheon. Grace United MethodistChurch, 121 Pleasant St., Southington. GraceUMCSouthington.org, (860) 628-6996.\

 

OTHER

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by the Ladies of HolyTrinityLutheranChurch. Breakfast and lunch served. Soups will be available. Hot dogs and sauerkraut. Cookie walk, attic treasures area, baked goods including gluten-free, greens boxes, handmade craft items, knit scarves, flannel baby blankets, ornaments, etc. Youth Group will be selling Christmas door sprays and children’s used books and toys. HolyTrinityLutheranChurch, 8 Maple St., Terryville.

 

DEC. 7, 8

OTHER

CONNECTICUT RIVER ARTISANS HOLIDAY SHOW. Work by local artisans. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 4 Water St., Chester. (860) 526-5575.

 

Meetings listings

MONDAY, NOV. 18

OTHER

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Makes quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.deb@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

BRISTOL

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Makes quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.deb@gmail.com

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 21

BRISTOL

BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB. 10 a.m., business meeting. 11:30 a.m., refreshments. 12 p.m., speaker Kymrie Zaslow, “Decorating with Flowers.” Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Open to public for speaker only, (203) 879-2921.

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

BRISTOL

DUDE, YOUR MOM CALLED. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. No cover charge. (860) 516-4601.

 

OTHER

JOHN GORKA. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $28 to $18. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA. Richard Wagner’s “Der Filegende Hollander.” 7 p.m. Palace Theater, Waterbury.

 

SOUTHINGTON

ELISABETH VON TRAPP. 7 p.m. The granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music.” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington. Free will offering. StPaulsConcert@gmail.com.

 

NOV. 15, 16

OTHER

KEITH URBAN. With Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $85, $65. 1-800-745-3000. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

SOUTHINGTON

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS. 7 p.m. Songwriter, storyteller, entertainer. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. FirstChurchSouthington.org/place-order. (860) 628-6958.

 

BRISTOL

SEAMUS KENNEDY. Benefit for Fisher House. 5:30 p.m., doors. Open. 6 p.m., dinner. 7 p.m., music. Knights of Columbus, 360 King St., Bristol. $25 includes dinner, cash bar, 50/50 and a raffle. Seamus-Kennedy.com (860) 518-4124, mpcorey@gmail.com

 

OTHER

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. 8 p.m. XL Center, One Civic Plaza, Hartford. $33, $41, $51, $61, and $71. XLCenter.com, 1-877-522-8499.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

OTHER

PARAMORE. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $25. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

MANUFACTURED SUPERSTARS. “I Love EDM Tuesday.” 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Shrine Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. $20 in advance or at the door. ShrineFoxwoods.com. For VIP reservations, call (860) 312-8760, or VIP@ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com, 21-plus.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 21

OTHER

DAVE DOUGLAS. 7:30 p.m. Garde Arts Center Oasis Room, 325 State St., New London. $35. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373, ext. 1.

 

JAMES MCMURTRY. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $22, $32. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

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

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

BRISTOL

THE SENSATIONAL DAN LAROSA COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW. Adult comedy. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show time. Cash bar, bring your own snacks. After, DJ will spin dance tunes. Bristol Polish Club Hall, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20. BrownPaperTickets.com, search Dan La Rosa.

 

SOUTHINGTON

CLUB COMEDY NIGHT. Presented by Southington Elks Lodge. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show begins. Four comedians including headliner Dan Smith. Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. $20 in advance and $25 at the door if still available. Stop by the Lodge Tap Room or call (860) 628-6682.

 

OTHER

RODNEY CARRINGTON. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $35, $47.50, and $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOV. 17, 18

OTHER

AUDITIONS FOR ‘THE BOYS IN THE BAND.’ Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. Production by The Hole in the Wall Theater. Cast of nine men from 20s to 40 needed. One role calls for an African American Author. Reading from the script. Bring recent head shot. Trinity on Main, New Britain. (860) 568-2800. HITW.org

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 21

OTHER

MARK RUSSELL ON THE LAUGHTER OF POLITICS. 7:30 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $45, $40 for museum members. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

NOV. 21-23

SOUTHINGTON

‘ALL IN THE TIMING.’ 7:30 p.m. Presented by Southington Community Theatre. A series of one-act comical plays by David Ives. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Just for You… Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Rd., Plantsville, The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington and at the door. Not appropriate for young audiences. SouthingtonCommunityTheatre.org, SouthingtonCommunityTheatre@gmail.com, (860) 543-3865.

 

NOV. 21-23

OTHER

LAHNA TURNER, BILLY WAYNE DAVIS. Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission, $40 for VIP. Add $10 on the day of the show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods, 1-800-200-2882.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

BRISTOL

‘PEACE ON EARTH.’ The 10th annual Holiday Showcase of Stars. 7 p.m. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, Bristol. (860) 585-6039, (860) 589-5692, (860) 585-6748.

 

NOW thru NOV. 17

OTHER

‘FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Arts Center Theater, Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $20 for adults. $17 for seniors and students. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org. (860) 283-6250.

 

NOW thru NOV. 16

OTHER

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP, add $10 to each day of show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru NOV. 17

OTHER

‘MRS. MANNERLY.’ Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 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, $40 for general admission. Senior discount on Saturday matinees, $35. Center reserved service charge, add $15. College age student rush with ID, $15. Talk Back Tuesdays, Nov. 12. (860) 527-7838.

 

NOW thru DEC. 7

OTHER

‘A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, Route 9 and the Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Show is presented cabaret-style. Patrons are welcome to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them. Dessert bar has treats to buy. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

Dining listings

MONDAY, NOV. 18

BRISTOL

TIP-A-COP BENEFIT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS CONNECTICUT. 5 to 8 p.m. Officers will take orders and serve meals. All tips they receive will support local Special Olympics athletes. 99 Restaurant, 827 Pine St., Bristol. SOCT.org.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

BRISTOL

THIRD ANNUAL WINE GALA. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Held by the Young Professionals for United Way. Proceeds benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. Sample over 50 wines. Hors d’oeuvres. Raffles. Maple End Package Store will provide the wine and will take orders for the holiday season. Wines will be available for pick up in early December for gifts and holiday gatherings. $35. Tickets must be bought in advance. (860) 582-9559, YoungProfessionalsforUnitedWay.org

 

NOV. 23, 24

BRISTOL

BABKA SALE. Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday after all masses. Babkas, angel wings cookies, Polish doughnuts, apple cake, poppy seed roll. More. St. Stanislaus Church hall, 510 West St., Bristol.

 

ONGOING

OTHER

STEAK DINNERS. 5 to 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month through December. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. $15 for steak and $13 for hamburger steak. (860) 223-9306.

 

Senior listings

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

PLAINVILLE

CREDIT DISCUSSION. 1 p.m. Learn how to choose a credit card, how to read a billing statement, how to use credit wisely, and how to understand credit card holders’ rights and responsibilities. Why credit history is important, what creditors look at in their history, how to read and understand credit history, and how their credit score is calculated. Open to PlainvilleSeniorCenter members. Register. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

PLAINVILLE

ON-LINE SHOPPING TUTORIAL. 1:30 p.m. Tim Molnar from the Plainville Public Library will give a live tutorial to learn about the convenience of on-line shopping. He will answer questions and concerns. For PlainvilleSeniorCenter members. Free but register by Nov. 18. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 28

PLAINVILLE

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT THE SENIOR CENTER. 11:30 a.m. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner for center members who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Volunteers available to drive those who need a ride to the center. No charge. Donations appreciated. Plainville residents 60 and over who are homebound may call the center and have a dinner delivered. Register before Nov. 25. Let them know if the dinner should be delivered or a ride is needed. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

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.

 

Support group listings

MONDAY, NOV. 18

SOUTHINGTON

MY BOTTOM LINE. 6:30 p.m. For parents/ families of an opiate addicted child. Light refreshments. Arrive between 6 and 6:20 p.m. because you will need to sign in at facility’s entrance. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, River Room, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $5 meeting entrance fee per person, $10 per family. Mary@MyBottomLine.info

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

PLAINVILLE

CAREGIVING CONNECTIONS MEETING (ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP). 10 a.m. Bette Smith, PlainvilleSeniorCenter outreach coordinator. Information on the many faces of dementia and the caregiving challenges dementia presents, along with some tips for caregiving and self-help. Refreshments. (860) 747-5728.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

PLAINVILLE

GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP. Co-hosted by the PlainvilleSeniorCenter and Youth Services. 10:30 a.m. Share information and support on issues related to child rearing. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Free Register. (860) 747-5728, (860) 793-0221, ext. 261.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

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.

 

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.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

OTHER

‘WINNING AUTHORS.’ 8 p.m., Q&A. 9 p.m., book signing. Authors Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines. Discussion in The Cabaret Theater, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. Signing in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. MoheganSun.com

 

BRISTOL

SINGLES MOONGLOW DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to the music of Tasteful Productions. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress to impress. Door prizes. $17. (860) 582-8229.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

BRISTOL

BRISTOL LETTER CARRIERS FOURTH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE. Donations picked up at your mailbox. Perishable and non-perishable food donations welcome. Holiday turkeys especially welcome.

 

SHOWING OF THE FILM, ‘THE BOOK THIEF.’ Presented by the Bristol Public Library in conjunction with its current book discussion. Followed by lunch at the Imperial Buffet. Call to find out the time group will meet. AMC Loew’s, 220 New Britain Ave., Plainville. Participants pay cost of admission and lunch. All welcome. (860)584-7787, ext. 2023, (860) 584-7790.

 

COLONIAL FAIR. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attic treasures, new and old jewelry, Old Holiday Shoppe. General store bakery. New items. Luncheon room will serve homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts. BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol. (860) 583-8352.

SOUTHINGTON

COIN AND CURRENCY SHOW. Sponsored by the Southington Coin Club. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning St., Southington. CharterOakCoin@gmail.com, (860) 681-1511.

 

NOV. 16, 17

OTHER

OPEN STUDIO HARTFORD AT THE ISHAM-TERRY HOUSE. Featuring artists Beth Pite, Karen Rossi, Mary Anne Sherman, Peter Simoncini, and Robin Thomas. Isham-Terry House, 211 High St., Hartford. OpenStudioHartford.com

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

OTHER

“HELLO I MUST BE GOING.” Part of the MattatuckMuseum Fall Film Series. Starring Blythe Danner and Melanie Lynskey. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $7 for museum members, $10 for non-members. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org

 

SOUTHINGTON

OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION. Sponsored by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. 7 p.m. Given by Jackie Jones White. Demo follows a 6:30 business meeting. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Free. (860) 628-9104.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 21

OTHER

LECTURE AND PREVIEW FOR ‘ALBERT BIERSTADT IN NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND.’ 6:30 p.m. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Lecture is free with museum admission. RSVP requested. (203) 753-0381, ext. 130. MattatuckMuseum.org

 

BRISTOL

STREETSCAPE: THE ORIGINS OF BRISTOL STREETS. Presented by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 p.m. Bob Adamczyk has identified four periods of street growth based on his year and half research project to determine how Bristol streets and geographical areas got their names. He has put together a definitive historical record, which will be for sale. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members and $5 to non-members.

 

KIM VILLANTI. 6 p.m. Art exhibit meet the artist night. Barley Vine, 182-184 Main St., Bristol.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

BRISTOL

2ND ANNUAL MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Benefits The Mike Arburr Scholarship Fund. Two busses booked. Leave the commuter parking lot on Route 229 at the intersection of Lake Avenue at 3 p.m. Plan on being there at 2:45 p.m. Spend six hours at the casino for gaming, shopping, or dining. Bus will leave 10 p.m. arriving back in Bristol by 11 p.m. $35. You will receive a $30 casino bonus package, including $15 gaming voucher as well as $15 food voucher. Open to anyone 21 and older. Send payments to Friends of Mike Arburr, care of Rick Glownia, 57 Deerpark Rd., Bristol. Make checks payable to Friends of Mike Arburr. (977) 888-3960.

 

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO BUS TRIP. Basketball Hall of Fame Night. 4 to 11 p.m. Leave Greene-Hills School, Pine Street, Bristol. $40 per person includes $30 vouchers. Lisa Santiago. (860) 817-4789, lisadance@sbcglobal.net.

 

PLAINVILLE

BOWLATHON TO BENEFIT PARC. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bowler fee includes three games, shoes if needed, t-shirt, hot dog, and beverage. Individual bowlers will be placed on a team. Non-bowlers can support the fund raiser by recruiting a team, sponsoring other bowlers, being an event sponsor or making an online donation. Register, to become a business sponsor, make a donation, by clicking on bowling pin icon at PlainvilleArc.org. (860) 747-0316, parc.plainville@gmail.com, (860) 747-2918, (860) 803-7389. Checks can be made payable to PARC, Inc. Plainville and dropped off or mailed to 28 E. Maple St., Plainville.

 

NOV. 24, DEC. 8

OTHER

2013 CHARLEMAGNE FALL AND WINTER SUNDAY CARD PARTIES. Dinner and dance with Norm Flash and Starfires Band. Featuring new chef and menu. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. Call (860) 223-9306 for menu and details.

 

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.

 

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

BRISTOL

HOLIDAY PLANTS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays till Christmas. Also check out the Candy Kitchen and buy turkey gravy dog bones in November. The Growing Center at the Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc., 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-0043.

 

DEC. 6 to 8

SOUTHINGTON

2013 COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND. At The Inn at East Hill Farms, Troy, N.H. Includes two nights, three days. Meals, dance workshops (line and partner), opening dancing. Jusgotta@megahits.com

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO THE WRENTHAM PREMIUM OUTLET. Presented by the Woman’s Club of Plainville. 8 a.m., leave the Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. 4:30 p.m., bus leaves Wrentham Mall. 6:30 p.m., return to Plainville Library. $38 per person. Includes transportation, driver’s tip, movie, bottled water, and snack on the return trip. Bus activities include bus bingo, movies, snacks. The bus will be available to store your purchases. Reserve a seat by check by Nov. 15. Send to Linda Roche (860) 833-8106, P.O. Box 295, Plainville, CT06062. Make check payable to the Woman’s Club of Plainville.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 12

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. AARP 4146. $21. You will receive a bonus package. Reservations. Call Sally Miller, (860) 747-1732.

 

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. 30

OTHER

FARMINGTON RIVER ARTISTS. Phyllis Bailey (aka Abbe Wade), Reynald Fecteau, Barbara Scott, Zofia Soto, Agnes Wong. Exhibit. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.

 

NOW thru NOV. 30

PLAINVILLE

52ND ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT AND SALE OF THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. Reception Saturday, Nov. 16 1 to 3 p.m. Awards given at 2 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public invited.

 

NOW thru NOV. 21

OTHER

‘HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN, THE WOUNDS OF THE NATURAL ALPHABET.’ A showcase for artist Rossana Zaera. Monday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Chen Arts Center, Maloney Hall, Second Floor, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. Art.ccsu.edu.Gallery.html. (860) 832-2633, evangelisa_paf@mail.ccsu.edu

 

NOW thru NOV. 30

SOUTHINGTON

CHRISTINE IVERS, ‘PURE PIGMENTS.’ Art exhibit at Paris In Plantsville, West Main Street, Plantsville. Closing reception Nov. 30 6 to 9 p.m.

 

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 JAN. 5

OTHER

‘BODIES REVEALED.’ Visitors get a chance to see the complex systems of the human body. ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. General admission $19 for adults, $14 for youth (ages 4 to 18), $16.50 seniors (65 plus), ages 3 and under are free. CTScienceCenter.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 FEB. 9, 2014

OTHER

‘MAURICE SENDAK.’ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. A touring exhibition commemorating the work of American illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak. Features about 70 select works by the 30-year resident of Connecticut. Opening reception Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m., dinner, reservations required). New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 museum admission for adults, $10 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission 10 a.m. to noon on 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

BRISTOL

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.

 

THE BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale is on.

 

OTHER

SETBACK CARDS AND CUT THROAT. 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays through December 2013. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 223-9306.

 

SOUTHINGTON

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

 

Kids listings

NOV. 16 to 24

OTHER

‘THE MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB. A MATH START MUSICAL.’ Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. (860) 523-5900, PlayhouseonPark.org

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

OTHER

YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR NEAL SHUSTERMAN. 6 p.m. Author of the “Unwind” series. Book signing and snacks. MarkTwainMuseumCenter, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $15 for adults, $10 for 16 and under. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

MONDAY, NOV. 18

OTHER

WORDS, PICTURES, AND WILD THINGS: HOME SCHOOL DAY. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held in conjunction with the Maurice Sendak exhibit. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

BRISTOL

TEACHER AND CHILDREN’S AUTHOR RICK LABADIA. 6:15 p.m. Fun family activities, crafts, and refreshments. Appropriate for preschool and up. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. Free. (860) 584-7790.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

BRISTOL

16TH ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL CONTEST. Sponsored by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with event beginning at 10 a.m. Parent/ child duos compete in a basketball foul shooting contest for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey. Divisions are 8/9, 10/11, 12/13. Other prizes available. Chippens Hill Middle School, Minor Road, Bristol. Free. Pre-register www.BristolRec.com. (860) 584-6160. Adult and child should register. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us

 

Health listings

MONDAY, NOV. 18

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 10 to 11 a.m. Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., Southington. CTSeniorCare.org

 

DINNER WITH THE DOC. 5 to 7 p.m. May Harter, dietician of The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Mark Colello, exercise physiologist of SouthingtonCareCenter. “Chronic Disease Management and the Holidays.” Arrive no earlier than 4:45 p.m. for the dinner. SouthingtonCareCenter, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. RSVP. (860) 621-9559. SouthingtonCare.org

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

BRISTOL

FREE HEALTH AND DENTAL SCREENINGS. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Services provided in partnership with FaithCare, a non-denominational Christian organization that’s mission is to bring health, hope, and healing, to and through the health care community, providing transformational love locally and internationally. Dental screening and education, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol screenings and education and the opportunity to see a nurse practitioner. All services confidential and provided by professionals. All are welcome but the target population is the under and uninsured. HillsideCommunityChurch, 435 Broad St., Bristol. (860) 839-7398.

 

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