Listings for Nov. 22

November 22, 2013

 

'Whacked' opens this weekend at New Britain's Hole in the Wall Theater.

‘Whacked’ opens this weekend at New Britain’s Hole in the Wall Theater.

Performance listings

NOV. 22-24

OTHER

‘ANY DREAM WILL DO,’ A MUSICAL THEATER REVUE. Performed by The New Britain Youth Theater Teen Company. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. An evening of songs celebrating dreams, wishes, thinks, and the power of imagination. Trinity-on-MainPerformanceCenter, 69 Main St., New Britain. $13 for adults, $11 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115, NBYT.org

 

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

 

YOGA FOR KIDS CLUB. 10 to 10:45 a.m. For children ages 5 to 10. Presented by children’s yoga instructor Heather Tartarelli. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Registration required. Limited to 18 participants. Wear comfortable clothing. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

 

NOW thru NOV. 24

OTHER

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

 

Miscellaneous listings

NOV. 22 to 24

OTHER

THE CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. $10 for adults, $5 for children, under 6 free. Friday only, seniors over 65 receive $2 off admission with ID. Military members receive free admission to the show with proper ID. Also, Friday, all women receive $2 off admission from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

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.

 

HUNGER PROJECT NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT LCMS, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The New England District of Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod and Feeding Children Everywhere. Volunteers will hand package 62,500 healthy lentil casseroles to be distributed through the CaribbeanBasin through Food for the Poor. Great music, good fun, and a chance to make a difference. 300 volunteers, ages 8 to 88 needed. Sign up for one hour, 1 to 2 p.m., 2 to 3 p.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. Sign up or donate at FeedingChildrenEverywhere.com. ImmanuelLutheranChurch, 154 Meadow St., Bristol

 

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.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 24

OTHER

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Meet at FarmingtonCanal, Cornwall Avenue, Cheshire. See the old gate locks used to raise and lower water level. After, go to lunch. No charge for the walk. (860) 582-8229

 

THREE EXHIBITS OPEN. ‘Albert Bierstadt in New York and New England;’ ‘Stitches in Time and Space: Gail Rothchild and Daina Taimina;’ ‘Toys Made in Connecticut.’ MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381, ext. 130.

 

TRAIN SHOW. Presented by the CheshireHigh School Ram Band. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CheshireHigh School, 525 South Main St., Cheshire. $6 for adults, children under 10 free.

 

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.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 26

PLAINVILLE

BONSAI PLANT PRESENTATION. 7 p.m. Jeffrey Eleveld from the People Plant Connection will give a talk and demonstration on growing bonsai plants. Learn how to start your own bonsai plants and learn about its care and folklore. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Registration. (860) 793-1446.

 

SOUTHINGTON

ROBERT WOLFE, AUTHOR OF ‘SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL FAMILY REUNIONS.’ Held by the Southington Genealogical Society. 7:30 p.m. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Free. No obligation to become a member. No reservations necessary. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com, SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 30TH REUNION/ GET TOGETHER. 6 p.m. Central Café, 24 Whiting St., Plainville. (860) 919-1985.

 

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. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public invited.

 

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. 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. 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

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

BRISTOL

BALL IN THE HOUSE. 7 p.m. Additionally, the Middle School of Plainville chamber singers. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Free will offering. Reservations. (860) 582-0629, toddhelming@gdeichurch.org

 

FRONT ROW. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

OTHER

FATES WARNING. WebsterTheater, Hartford. Webstertheater.com

 

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

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

OTHER

SARA GAZAREK. 8 p.m. Oasis Room, GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. $35. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373, ext. 1

 

THE DAVE KELLER BAND AND THE MIGHTY SOUL DRIVERS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

HARTFORD SYMPHONY POPS! SERIES: SYMPHONIC SONDHEIM. 7:30 p.m. The BushnellCenter for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $20 to $67.50. (860) 244-2999, HartfordSymphony.org

 

NOW, NOW. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. TheSpaceCt.com

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 24

OTHER

AMY GALLATIN AND STILLWATERS. 5 to 8 p.m. The Firebox, 539 Broad St., Hartford. (203) 650-3492, FireBoxRestaurant.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

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

OTHER

COMEDY NIGHT WITH KEVIN FLYNN WITH SPECIAL GUEST HARRISON ROACH BAND. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $25, $35. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

FILTHY FRIDAY: PAID OR PAIN. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods, (860) 312-5050.

 

COMEDY NIGHT. Featuring comedian Dave Rielly. 7 p.m. Bristol Swedish Social Club, 38 Barlow St., $20. Full cash bar. SwedishSocialClub.com

 

NOV. 22-DEC. 14

OTHER

‘WHACKED.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Farce written by Central Connecticut native and Willimantic resident Scott Stephen Kegler. Cast includes Bristol’s Warren Dutkiewicz. $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Pay What You Can Night, Nov. 29. Hole in the Wall Theater, 166 Main St., New Britain. (860) 229-3049, HITW.org

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

OTHER

TRACY MORGAN. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40, $52.50, and $65. ComixatFoxwoods.com, (860) 312-5050.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27

OTHER

COMEDY NIGHT AT THE PLAYHOUSE. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Vic Dibetto, Tommy Gooch, Tim Hayes. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $15. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10, PlayhouseonPark.org

 

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.

 

DEC. 8 to 22

OTHER

‘CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS.’ Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m and 8 p.m. Plays by John Cariani, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jacques Lamarre, Matthew Lombardo, Theresa Rebeck, Edwin Sanchez, Jonathan Tolins. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. Tickets run from $35 to $40. Add $15 for center reserved seating. Student rush tickets with ID are $15. (860) 527-7838. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

NOW thru NOV. 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.

 

NOW thru NOV. 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.

 

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 welcomed to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them. Dessert bar has treats to buy. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

Senior listings

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27

OTHER

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cheshire YMCA, 967 South Main St., Cheshire.

 

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Calendar House of Southington, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.

 

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

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.

 

Holiday listings

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. 22-23

BRISTOL

JINGLE BELL BOUTIQUE. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters and area organizations. Artificial Flower Shop, The Pampered Chef, “Half-Baked” Jewelry, Cake Pops by Carol, Phoebe Designs, handmade scarves, Hair Bows and Magnets by Laura, Book baskets, hand designed ceramic, Blue Sky stamping, minerals, Barb’s Handbags and Jewelry. St. JosephChurch, 33 Queen St., Bristol in the Guild Hall. Bring a non-perishable food item.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

OTHER

FOURTH ANNUAL CANTON HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Up to 75 vendors showcasing wood, jewelry, fiber arts, gourmet food gifts, handmade soaps, photography, home, and holiday décor. Lunch, baked goods. Canton High School, 76 Simonds Ave., Canton. Dremkr@aol.com

 

NOV. 29 to DEC. 15

OTHER

GINGERBREAD HOUSE FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regional artisans and bakers show off their creative talents with an array of candy-covered houses, trains, trees, and in some cases entire villages. Free. Wood Memorial Library and Museum, 783 Main St., South Windsor. (860) 289-1783, wood.memorial.lib@sbcglobal.net, woodmemoriallibrary.org

 

NOV. 29-30

OTHER

STATE OF MAKERS. Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Statewide showcase of artisans presented by The City of Waterbury and CreateHereNow. Collection of handcrafted products such as jewelry, fine art prints, soaps, fiber arts, pottery, home décor, more. Crated by local event coordinators Kate Stephen and Diane Bowler. Friday is a “Shoppers Premier Preview Event,” with live music, catered refreshments, and signature cocktails. $25. Saturday is free. WaterburyCity Hall, 193 Grand St., Waterbury.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

OTHER

CRAFT FAIR AND COOKIE WALK. 3 to 7 p.m. Coincides with Thomaston’s Light Up the Town. CovenantChurch of Thomaston, Grove Street and Clay Street. (860) 283-9146.

 

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

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.

 

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. 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.

 

MERIDEN HOLIDAY ART WALK. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holiday Open House at Gallery 53, Sandman Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 14 West Main St., Meriden. Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including Bristol’s Ginger Grant, winner of Main ARTery’s People’s Choice Award, Tom Ryan, Christian Ayala, Decia Bodden, Nick Palazzo, Michael Hansen, Christine Webster. glophotography@ymail.com, Gallery53.org, SandmanGallery.com, MeridenArtsCouncil.org

 

SECOND ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW AND BAKE SALE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit with Santa, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (bring your camera). Free coffee for adults attending. Christmas cookie. Cheshire Grange, 44 Wallingford Rd., Cheshire. Vendors wanted. Call Maryalyce, (203) 272-9421.

 

WHIGVILLE GRANGE COOKIE WALK. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dozens of homemade cookies for sale. Proceeds benefit programs for the grand. Terryville Congregational Church, Main Street, Terryville. (860) 582-9863.

 

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.

 

DEC. 8 to 22

OTHER

‘CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS.’ Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Plays by John Cariani, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jacques Lamarre, Matthew Lombardo, Theresa Rebeck, Edwin Sanchez, Jonathan Tolins. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. Tickets run from $35 to $40. Add $15 for center reserved seating. Student rush tickets with ID are $15. (860) 527-7838. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

OTHER

ASHLAR VILLAGE’S HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gift items including purses, scarves handmade jewelry, sports memorabilia, candles, homemade jewelry, sports memorabilia, candles, homemade candy, and more. Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Cheshire Road, Wallingford. (203) 679-6015, (203) 679-6402, apagan@masonicare.org, ncaffrey@masonicare.org

 

BRISTOL

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA. 4 p.m. Servants will serve assorted scones, seasonal breads, tea sandwiches, and a 16-foot dessert buffet. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summers St., Bristol. $15 for Sessions Hall, $25 for parlors. (860) 214-4663. Reserved seating only.

 

SINGLES HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY. Held by Social Connections. Dress to impress. Optional $10 grab bag gift. BYOB. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $10. (860) 582-8229.

 

Dining listings

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

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE ROTARY CLUB 2013 CITRUS SALE. 9 a.m. Freshly picked Florida oranges, grapefruits, and other assorted citrus fruits. PlainvilleHigh School, Route 10 and Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. For advance orders, call (860) 284-6341, (860) 284-4590.

 

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.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

BRISTOL

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA. 4 p.m. Servants will serve assorted scones, seasonal breads, tea sandwiches, and a 16-foot dessert buffet. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summers St., Bristol. $15 for Sessions Hall, $25 for parlors. (860) 214-4663. Reserved seating only.

 

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.

 

Health listings

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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