Listings for Feb. 21

February 21, 2014

 

The Palace in Waterbury presents 'Sing-a-Long Grease' next Thursday.

The Palace in Waterbury presents ‘Sing-a-Long Grease’ next Thursday.

Music listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

OTHER

CHUCK NEGRON. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

KANYE WEST. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99 and $79. MoheganSun.com\

 

SPIRIT SHAKER. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

OTHER

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

 

GARMANY MUSIC SERIES: WORLD CAFÉ FOR GUITAR AND MANDOLIN. 2 p.m. Judy Handler and Mark Levesque. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 23

OTHER

ANDREW RIPP. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

PHILLIPPE JAROUSSKY, COUNTERTENOR. 3 p.m. Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Rd., Storrs. $47, $44, and $40. Jorgensen.UConn.edu

 

CONNECTICUT ACCORDION ASSOCIATION. 1 p.m. Guest artists will be jazz accordionist Don McMahon, along with vocalist Leslie McMahon. Vasis Restaurant, 1700 Watertown Ave., Waterbury. $5 cover for CAA members. Non-members $10 per person. RSVP by Feb. 21. (203) 272-1202. CTAccordion.com

 

CHASING BLUE. 5 p.m. The Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. FireboxRestaurant.com, (203) 650-3492.

 

LI YI JUN. 1 a.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $38, $58, and $88. Foxwood.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

MONDAY, FEB. 24

OTHER

PHIL DIRT AND THE DOZERS. Noon and 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 25

OTHER

RED LIGHT. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

DJ MAKL. “I Love Tuesdays.’ 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SHRINE Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. $10 in advance. ShrineFoxwoods.com. 21-plus.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

OTHER

PRIMETIME. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

OTHER

SPIRIT SHAKER. Cooke’s, 203 Church St., Naugatuck.

 

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

FEB. 21, 22

OTHER

IMPROVAGANZA. 8 p.m. Two evenings of improv featuring veteran and new groups. Playhouse on Park, 240 Park Rd., WestHartford. $10. BYOB. PlayhouseonPark.org, (860) 523-5900 ext. 10.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

OTHER

JIM DAILAKIS. Featuring Dave Russo. 9 p.m. The Cabaret Theatre, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $22. MoheganSun.com

 

FEB. 27-MARCH 1

OTHER

TODD BARRY FROM ‘FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS.’ 8 p.m. each night with an additional. 10:30 p.m., Saturday night performance. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20, $40, and $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com. 1-800-200-2882.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

BRISTOL

COCONUTS. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show is at 8 p.m. Parodies, sing-alongs, rock and roll, adult humor, Irish music, cash bar. Bring your own snacks. Bristol Polish Club Hall, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20. www.Brownpapertickets.com (search Coconuts).

 

NOW thru FEB. 23

OTHER

‘PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.’ Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Start at $22. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.

 

NOW thru FEB. 22

OTHER

BRIAN POSEHN. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 for general admission, $50 for VIP. (Add $10 on the day of the show.). Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru FEB. 22

OTHER

‘BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Performed by the Farmington Valley Stage Company. CantonTown Hall, 4 Market St., Collinsville. $25. FVStage.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 15

OTHER

‘THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, Route 9, exit 22, Berlin. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

NOW thru FEB. 22

OTHER

‘THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. Comedy. Clockwork Repertory Teatre, 133 Main St., Oakville. $19 reserved. (860) 274-7247.

 

NOW thru FEB. 23

OTHER

‘FREUD’S LAST SESSION.’ Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Weekend matinees at 2:30 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $50, general admission. Center reserved seats are an additional $15. Student rush with ID, $15. (860) 527-7838.

 

Seniors listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

PLAINVILLE/ SOUTHINGTON

FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS GROUP. 11:30 a.m. Group of single, divorced, widowed seniors who meet for lunch at a local restaurant the third Friday of each month. El Pulpo, Queen Street, Southington. Information, registration, call the PlainvilleSeniorCenter, (860) 747-5728.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

SOUTHINGTON

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

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.

 

FEB. 26 to MARCH 19

PLAINVILLE

COMPUTER COURSE II-INTERMEDIATE WINDOWS. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Learn advanced word processing skills and how to manage files, folders, and libraries. Learn more about the internet. $30. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East Main St., Plainville. Sign up at the senior center now.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

OTHER

ACCESS HEALTH CT ENROLLMENTS. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Plainville Senior Center and Plainville Food Pantry Access Health Assistor Stephanie Soucy will be doing health insurance enrollments at the Plainville Food Pantry. (860) 436-0008, ssoucy@accesshealthct.com

 

MARCH 25, APRIL 1

PLAINVILLE

COMPUTER COURSE I-COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS. 1 to 3 p.m. You will learn more about computers, Windows 7, editing documents and how to save and use documents on your hard drive or flash drive. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register at the senior center.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 10

BRISTOL

CONNECTICUT CONSUMER COUNSEL ATTY. ELIN SWANSON. 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by Advocates for Bristol Seniors, Inc. Discussion of rising electric rates. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 584-7895.

 

MARCH 11, 18

PLAINVILLE

FREE BEGINNERS’ COMPUTER WORKSHOP FOR WINDOWS 7. Tuesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m .Take the mystery out of computers. Learn how to use hardware and software, learn what the computer has to offer using easy to understand language and exercises. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Bristol. Register at center. (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.

 

POOL PLAYER’S CLINIC. Mondays, 10:30 to noon. Improve your game, learn good mechanics and cue ball control. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville.

 

OPEN PAINTING GROUP. 1 to 3 p.m. Open to senior center members. Informal group. No instructor. No registration. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

OTHER

SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Esca, 437 Main St., Middletown. Reservations. (860) 582-8229.

 

GRAVEYARD SHIFT GHOST TOURS. 6, 7, 8, 9 p.m. Held by Mark Twain House and sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20 for adults, $16 for members, $13 for children 16, and under (recommended ages 10 and up). Reservations. (860) 280-3130.

 

FEB. 21, 22

OTHER

THE BIG BOOK GET AWAY. Best-selling authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Jennifer McMahon, Julia Spencer-Fleming, and Rosemary Harris. $45, $65, $100. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

FEB. 21-22

OTHER

BIG BOOK GETAWAY. Presented by the Mark Twain House and Museum. Presentations by Debbie Macomber, Sarah Addison Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, Pete Hamill, Eloisa James, Charlotte Rogan, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Friday night program only is $45. Only 200 seats available. Saturday session is $65. General admission for two days is $100. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. TheBigBookClub.org, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

BRISTOL

‘A HARD DAY’S NIGHT.’ Pro wrestling event presented by PWA. 6:45 p.m., doors open. 7:30 p.m., bell time. Boys and Girls Club, 105 Laurel St., Bristol. Advance tickets are $12. Tickets at the door are $15. ProWrestlingAcademyCT.com, Facebook.com/pwact.

 

‘HOME FRONT: CONNECTICUT DURING WORLD WAR II.’ Presented by the Bristol Public Library and the Bristol Historical Society. 1 p.m. CPTV documentary focuses on how Connecticut residents survived the wartime shortages, rationing and the advantages and difficulties presented by the war. Bristol is mentioned several times. Bristol Public Library, Meeting Room 3, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Popcorn provided.

 

MARDI GRAS PARTY-CAJUN FEST. Held by Bristol Swedish Social Club. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.RiverCity Slim and the Zydeco Hogs will perform. Cajun-style food for sale. Beverages. Party favors provided at the club, but you are encouraged to dress up. Bristol Swedish Social Club, Barlow Street, Bristol. $15 at the door, $25 for couples.

 

OTHER

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. 2 p.m. XL Center, One Civic CenterPlaza, Hartford. Tickets start at $20. HarlemGlobetrotters.com, XL Center.com, 1-888-522-8499.

 

FEB. 22-23

BRISTOL

29TH ANNUAL BRISTOL HOME AND BUSINESS EXPO. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. (860) 584-4718, Info@CentralCTchambers.org

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 23

SOUTHINGTON

HEALTHY FAMILY FUNFEST. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Central Connecticut Senior Heath Services, the Hospital of Central Connecticut, YMCA. Kids activity area, senior screening and info, raffles, Amber Alert, car seat safety info, brain fitness. Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. Free transportation for seniors from the Calendar House parking lot, 388 Pleasant St., Southington beginning at 10:30 a.m. and every half hour after.

 

‘A TASTE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH FOOD.’ 2 to 4 p.m. A celebration of Black History Month. Learn about soul food and its origins. Panel discussion with Paulette Fox, Gerri Brown-Springer, Charlene Tate Nichols, Morita Riley, and Pansy Kennedy. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

FEB. 24-MARCH 31

BRISTOL

LINE DANCING. Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for beginners, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., for intermediate. Bristol Senior Center gym, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $30 for the session. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860) 584-6160.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 25

SOUTHINGTON

PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR, ‘THE GENEALOGY OF YOUR HOUSE.’ Held by The Southington Genealogical Society. Presented by Marian Pierre-Louise. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Free. No obligation to become a member. No reservations necessary.

 

FEB. 25 to 26

OTHER

‘LET THERE BE PEACE.’ Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Tuesdays 7 to 9 p.m. Pope Francis urged people to join in a day of fasting and prayer. $25 offering requested for either day program, which includes lunch. $15 offering for the evening program. Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, 31 Colton St., Farmington. Advance registration. (860) 677-8519, www.OurLadyofCalvary.com

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN CASINO. Sponsored by the St. Stanislaus Golden Agers. Bus will leave church parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol at 8:45 a.m. returning at about 5:30 p.m. $25 per person, includes transportation and vouchers for a meal and the Big Wheel. Reservations. (860) 589-5597, (860) 583-8170.

 

SOUTHINGTON

FAST SKETCHING DEMO. 7 p.m. Presented by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. Andy Zygmunt will use drawing exercises intended to break a scene into its basic shapes and values. Materials will be provided but bring any supplies you may prefer to draw with. The Orchards Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. 6:30 p.m. meeting will precede the demonstration. (860) 628-4693.

 

OTHER

LECTURE: ‘ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: AN AMERICAN STORY.’ 7 p.m. Led by Craig Hotchkiss, educational program manager at the Mark Twain House and museum. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

OTHER

‘SING-A-LONG GREASE.’ 7:30 p.m. Interactive film screening of the movie with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Fun begins with a vocal warm-up led by WTNH traffic reporter and CT Style Host Teresa Dufour. WaterburyPalace, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $21.25. (203) 346-2000, PalaceTheaterct.org

 

AFTERNOON SCRABBLE. 1 p.m. Light snacks provided. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

BRISTOL

24TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF MARDI GRAS. 7 to 11 p.m. Food, dancing, wine tasting, king and queen, bourbon tasting, silent auction, masks and costumes encouraged. Bill Cofrances Jazz Quartet will perform. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. RSVP Feb. 24. $50 per person. Masks available at the Museum Gift Shop. (860) 585-5411.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

OTHER

SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. 5 p.m. Held by Singles Connection. Hawthorne Restaurant, 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Call Annette. (860) 223-7755.

 

MARCH 14 to 16

OTHER

COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND. For singles or couples. With dance experience or not. Dance lessons, open dancing. The Inn at East Hill Farms, Troy, N.H. East-Hill-Farm.com. Info, contact jusgotta@megahits.com

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

PLAINVILLE

FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Held by AARP Chapter 4146. Promotional package included. $21. (860) 747-1732.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON

BRISTOL ADULT RESOURCE CENTER 4TH ANNUAL GALA. 5 to 9 p.m. Aqua Turf, Plantsville. $50. Call Jennifer Greiner, (860) 582-9102.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

PLAINVILLE

PUBLIC BOATING COURSE (WITH PWC CLASS). Runs on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. Completing and passing the courses will qualify you for a state certificate for both. The Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-6022.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

BRISTOL

THE FIFTH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 40 vendors. Homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles. Full lunch menu. Lots of drawings St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Crafter spaces available, no jewelry. lynn.damboise@snet.net

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 1

BRISTOL

A LENTEN RETREAT DAY. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Legion of Mary at St. Stanislaus Church, Bristol. Led by Sister Ann Rodgers, C.P. with the theme, “Mary, Mother of Sorrows.” Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. Everyone is welcome to participate. Register. (860) 589-8751.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

PLAINVILLE

TRIP TO GLOUCESTER AND ROCKPORT. Held by AARP Chamber 4146. Bus leaves Plainville at 8 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. Lunch include at Gloucester Lobster House on the wharf. Free time in Rockport, the artist colony, for shopping. Everything included $97. (860) 747-1732.

 

NOW thru MARCH 2

OTHER

THE ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN, ‘2014 WORKING FROM THE FIGURE.’ Show will include drawing, watercolor, easel painting, photographs, digital work, sculpture, and mixed media inspired from or address the human figure. New Britain Art League, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. contact@alnb.org

 

NOW thru FEB. 23

OTHER

33RD ANNUAL CONNECTICUT FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. Thursday from 10 a.m to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. $16 for adults, $14 for seniors ages 62 and over (Thursday and Friday only), $4 for children 5 to 12, free for under age 5. (860) 844-8461.

 

NOW thru MARCH 3

OTHER

EXHIBIT BY MIKE MARQUES. Presented by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. “i am a MoSaic, Connecticut’s Many Faces of MS.” Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave., WestHartford. (860)913-2550.

 

NOW thru MARCH 5

OTHER

ANNUAL EAGLE WATCH. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Eagle Observation Area, Shepaug Housatonic Hydroelectric Station, Southbury. Free. Space is limited. Reservations. 1-800-368-8954, gdfsuezna.com/forms/eagleviewreservations. ShepaugEagles.info

 

NOW thru MARCH 5

OTHER

‘STAGECRAFT: 50 YEARS OF DESIGN AT HARTFORD STAGE.’ Exhibition featuring selection of costumes, props, and scenic elements from the company’s collection. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. HartfordStage.org, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

NOW thru APRIL 15

BRISTOL

AARP TAX AIDE. Tuesdays, 12 to 4 p.m. Confidential service that prepares tax returns, answers tax questions and e-files tax returns for taxpayers with low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older. Appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. AARP.org, BristolLib.com, 1-888-227-7669.

 

NOW thru MARCH

SOUTHINGTON

WINTER UNDERLAND. Art exhibit hosted by Bare Bones. Featuring art work by Christian Ayala, Mike Chaiken, David LaPointe, Chad Lockhart, Greg Merola, Anna Murfin, Nick Palazzo, Kae Pilat, Michelle St. Pierre, Johnny Vaina. HartfordCountyTattoo, 991 South Main St., Plantsville. (860) 621-0500. Facebook.com/barebonesbristol

 

NOW thru FEB. 22, 2014

OTHER

‘THE UNIVERSAL KITCHEN.’ Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday from 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Landers, Frary and Clark and the household items it manufactured under the Universal brand name. New BritainIndustrialMuseum, 185 Main St., Second Floor, New Britain. (860) 832-8654. NBIndustrial.com

 

NOW thru APRIL 13

OTHER

NEW/NOW: STEPHANIE LEMPERT. Art exhibit. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

NOW thru MAY 4

OTHER

‘LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE.’ ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd. CTScienceCenter.org

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. 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.

 

MONTHLY ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSIONS. Held by Connecticut Adoption Services. First Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 1599 S. East Rd., Farmington. (860) 678-9494. Register by 3 p.m. the Wednesday before, (860) 886-7500, CTAdoptions@waterfordcs.org

 

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

FEB. 23-24

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN YOUTH THEATER AUDITIONS FOR ‘JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.’ Sunday and Monday at 6 p.m. Auditions open to 8 to 14 year olds from any town. No prepared monologue required. You will be asked to read from the play. Participation fee of $60 but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Trinity-On-Main Performance Center, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain. Register. (860) 515-8115, email auditions@nbyt.org

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

BRISTOL

STORYTELLER MERIS PALMER. 11 a.m. Folk tales, traditional tales, ethnic tales, and stories to children, adults, and families. Children’s Department, Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Made possible by the Bristol School Readiness Council. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2021. BristolLib.com.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

PLAINVILLE

‘PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE.’ 6:30 to 8 p.m. Presented by The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development. The goal of the program is to share information with local parents and caregivers about good “digital citizenship” for youth. The Middle School of Plainville, Ventrelli Auditorium, 150 Northwest Dr., Plainville. Babysitting provided. RSVP needed for babysitting. (860) 793-3210, ext. 206, gryguct@plainvilleschools.org

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

SOUTHINGTON

PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Benefit for Southington Community Service and the Junior Miss Southington Organization Scholarship Fund. Face painting, balloon sculptures, nail polishing, hair creations, glitter tattoos, DJ, photos with the princesses, refreshments, and a raffle. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $15. PutinOntheRitz@aol.com; (860) 620-3221.

 

NOW thru APRIL 7

BRISTOL

SPRING STORY TIME. 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 2-year-olds; Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 1 p.m., 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Tuesdays at 1:45 p.m., Play and Learn for 3- and 4-year-olds. Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., Baby Time for 0 to 12 months. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Sensory Story Tots, for 2- to 5-year-olds. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No story time on days when Bristol Public Schools are not in session. Register at the library or call (860) 584-7790.

 

ONGOING

PLAINVILLE

DROP IN FITNESS. Sundays, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

FAMILY FITNESS. Sundays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

TEEN STRENGTH. Sundays, 12 to 1 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

SPIN CLASS. Mondays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

DROP IN FITNESS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

O’COURSE AND RUN CLUB. Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

 

TEEN STRENGTH. Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

DANCE. Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 9. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

DANCE. Saturdays, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Ages 10 to 14. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

Health listings

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

BRISTOL

REIKI SHARE. 9 a.m. to noon. A workshop that provides an opportunity for Reiki practitioner. All levels to practice and hone their Reiki skills. Held by BristolHospital. Register. BristolHospital.org/events

 

MONDAY, FEB. 24

PLAINVILLE

LUNCH AND LEARN: JOINT HEALTH CARE. 12 p.m. The chief of joint replacement surger at BristolHospital will discuss the latest techniques in hip and knee replacements as well as non-surgical care. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Light lunch provided. Register. Open to the public. (860) 747-5728.

 

FEB. 24 to MARCH 3

BRISTOL

THE EXPLOSIVE CHILD. Mondays 6 to 8 p.m. Class will held parents understand that explosive kids are lacking crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/ adaptability, frustration, tolerance, and problem solving. Held by BristolHospital. Parent and ChildCenter, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $10 per parent, $11 per childcare provider. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

FEB. 24 to APRIL 23

BRISTOL

AEROBICS. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Greene-Hills School gym, 718 Pine St., Bristol. $30. Extra stretch available for 7:30 to 8 p.m for an extra $5. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860) 584-6160.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 25

BRISTOL

POSITIVE COMMUNICATION AND DISCIPLINE FOR PRESCHOOLERS. 6 to 8 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Parent and ChildCenter, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Parents, $5. Childcare provider, $6. (860) 585-3895.

 

OTHER

‘WE ARE WHAT AND HOW WE EAT.’ 7 p.m. Part of a three–session series on Ayurveda by Dr. Marc Edwards. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru APRIL 24

PLAINVILLE

LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA. Fitness-based cancer survivor program. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Free. (860) 747-4192. Eileen.cyr@ghymca.org

 

Dining listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

BRISTOL

BRISTOL YOUTH LACROSSE PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. 6 to 8 p.m. Bristol Lodge of Elks, 126 South St., Bristol. $10 per person. In case of inclement weather, call the LAX Line at (860) 540-5894.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

OTHER

CLASSIC CHICKEN BARBECUE. 4:45 and 6 p.m. Dinner includes half barbecue chicken, quarter chicken, cole slaw, baked potato, roll, pie, and beverage. Harwinton Congregational Church, Route 4 and North Road. Tickets are $14, $8 for children under 12. (860) 485-9308.

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY. 3 to 7 p.m. $5 specials. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com, (860) 312-5201. Davin@TheScorpionBar.com. 21-plus

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

BRISTOL

PASTA DINNER FOR NEW TENTS FOR BOY SCOUT TROOP 29. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Last sitting at 6:15 p.m. Tents are worn out and the troop is looking to get new ones by June. Asbury United MethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Bristol. $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12. Free for children 5 and under.

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