Listings for Feb. 28 | Plainville Observer

Listings for Feb. 28

February 28, 2014

Kids listings

MARCH 5 to 26

BRISTOL

FAMILY ZUMBA SESSIONS. 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. For families with children. Bristol Hospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewster Road, Bristol. Pre-registration. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.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.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

OTHER

PAIER FACULTY ART SHOW. 7 p.m., reception. PaierCollege of Art, 20 Gorham Ave., Hamden. (203) 287-3031.

 

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. $50 per person. Masks available at the Museum Gift Shop. (860) 585-5411.

 

OTHER

MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE. 8 to 11 p.m Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $25 per person. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org, (860) 283-6250.

 

SOUTHINGTON

ST. THOMAS SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade breakfast or lunch available. Handmade sugar Easter eggs, infinity scarves hand-crafted wooden pens, fudge, angel wings, doll clothing, bird houses, jewelry, baked items, gorgeous wreaths and florals, hand-crafted wooden items. Profits go to scholarships for St. Thomas students as well as high school students. St. ThomasChurch, 133 Bristol St., Southington. Free.

 

MARCH 1-31

SOUTHINGTON

QUILTING OR RUTH R. CLEVELAND SMITH. ‘Quilty Pleasures.’ Sponsored by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

PLAINVILLE

BENEFIT HOLISTIC FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Holistic books, readers, massage, jewelry reiki, essential oils, dream catchers, hypnotist, natural wellness supplements, tarot cards, sage, jewelry, natural dog and cat treats, physical therapist dream work health evaluations, natural soaps and candles, organic skin care, angelic stones, astrology. 2 p.m., group healing ceremony. The Loop, 161-B Woodford Ave., Plainville. Benefits Plainville Food pantry and the Connecticut Humane Society Pet food panty. (860) 989-0033. ShirleyBloethe@sbcglobal.net

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

OTHER

AUTHOR WILLIAM J. MANN WILL DISCUSS ‘WRITING HOLLYWOOD.’ 4:30 p.m. Central Connecticut State University, 2nd floor of the Elihu Burritt Library, New Britain. Vikreyr@ccsu.edu, (860)832-2085.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

OTHER

NOOK FARM BOOK TALK. 5 p.m., reception. 5:30 p.m., discussion. Discussion of “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will To Live.,” written by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. The HarrietBeecherStoweCenter, 77 Forest St., Hartford. Free. Register. (860) 522-9258, ext. 317.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

BRISTOL

SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sponsored by Social Connections. Live band, The Instigators. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress casual. Door prizes. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.

 

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.

 

BRISTOL

‘CONNECTICUT YANKEES AT ANTIETAM.’ 7 p.m. John Banks, journalist and current NFL editor for ESPN, will speak about his books and the Battle of Antietam, the Civil War battle considered the bloodiest day in American history. Bristol Historial Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members, $5 for non-members.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

BRISTOL

‘THE HOLY SHROUD AND TILMA TOUR.’ 6 p.m. Authentic life-size replica of the Holy Shroud and relic for Veneration: Venerate, the Miraculous Holy Face Image-Shed Blood.’ A night of renewal in faith. All are welcome. St. AnnChurch, 215 West St., Bristol. Free will offering. (860) 582-8169.

 

APRIL 4-25

PLAINVILLE

FIRST ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Sponsored by the Plainville Amateur Art Group. All amateur artists invited to participate and display their work. No size requirements although the display racks limit very large pieces. Framing not required but work should be neatly ready for display such as matted or in clear plastic envelopes to protect it. $5 donation. Proceeds benefit area art programs. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 747-1399, (860)793-2960.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

BRISTOL

30 DIFFERENT TAG SALES UNDER ONE ROOF. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces including a table are renting for $20. Without a table, space is $15. Set up is scheduled for 8 a.m. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Proceeds benefit programs mounted by the Advocates for Bristol Seniors. (860) 583-9553.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 10

BRISTOL

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Hosted by the Bristol Mum Festival. 4 to 11 p.m. $30 per person includes bus trip, $15 food voucher, and $15 wheel coupon. Pick up at St. Gregory’s CCDCenter, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Bus leaves 4 p.m. sharp. Register. (860) 675-5462.

 

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 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

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

OTHER

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

 

GIN BLOSSOMS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

OTHER

THE FLESHTONES. 9:30 p.m. Two Boots of Bridgeport, 281 Fairfield Ave., Bristol. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

 

IMAGINE DRAGONS. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $49.50. Ticketmaster.com

 

MONDAY, MARCH 3

 

BRISTOL

 

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY. 7 p.m. ImmanuelLutheranChurch, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. Free. (860) 681-9165.

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

OTHER

YOUNG THE GIANT. The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

OTHER

CARLOS NUNEZ BAND. 7:30 p.m. GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

OTHER

‘LAMB OF GOD—AS THE PALACES BURN,’ DOCUMENTARY. Showcase Cinemas, 286 Canfield Ave., Bridgeport.

 

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, FEB. 28

OTHER

‘LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX:’ THE MOUTH WITH CHION WOLF. 7:30 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $5. (860) 280-3130.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

OTHER

MIKE BIRBIGLIA. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $40, and $50. Foxwoods.com

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

OTHER

SPINNATO’S HYPNOTIC HYSTERIA. 8 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

MARCH 5-23

OTHER

‘HIGGINS IN HARLEM.’ Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. PlayhouseonPar.org, (860) 523-5900 ext. 10.

 

MARCH 6-8

OTHER

ILIZA SHLESINGER. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $50 and $60 in advance. 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 MARCH 8

OTHER

‘THE TEMPEST.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee, March 2 at 2 p.m. Cast includes Kelley Mountzoures of Plainville as Sycorax. BYOB. Consider donating non-perishable food item for area pantries. Hole In the Wall, 116 Main St., New Britain. $20 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors. Friday, Feb. 28 is Pay What You Can Night. HITW.org, (8600 229-3049.

 

NOW thru 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.

 

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.

 

Dining listings

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

BRISTOL

COOKING CLASS: THE TASTES OF SICILY. 6:30 p.m. Look to Sicily’s backyard for inspiration in preparing Sicilian classics. Dinner menu is caponata (Sicilian eggplant antipasto), arancini (fried stuffed rice ballas), pollo marsala (chicken cutlets in marsala wine sauce), sfingi (sweet ricotta fritters). Martino’s Italian Market and Café, 948 Terryville Ave., Bristol. $60 per person. Reservations required. Class size limited to 12 people. (860) 583-3585. MartinosMarket.com

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

BRISTOL

PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. Benefit for Charity: Water. Raising money to fund a drinking water well in Kenya. 5 to 7 p.m. Ziti, meatballs, salad, bread, coffee. $10 donation. Children under 10, $5 donation. Knights of Columbus, 360 King St., Bristol. Visit www.facebook.com/#!/TeamCleanWaterWeCare, or make a donation to My.CharityWater.org/team-clean-water-well-2. YesFamily@comcast.net, (860) 573-0845. Tickets at the door.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

BRISTOL

SIXTH ANNUAL MUM FESTIVAL PASTA DINNER. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Giamatti Little LeagueCenter, 355 Mix St., Bristol. Adults, $10. Children under 10, $5. Tickets available in advance. (860) 583-3321, or (860) 675-5462, or at the door.

 

Support groups

NOW to MAY 6

BRISTOL

SUPPORTING KIDS OF INCARCERATED PARENTS. Tuesdays, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Presented by Bristol Youth Services. support group for children ages 9 to 11 with an incarcerated parent or loved one. Bristol Youth Services, 51 High St., Bristol. Register. (860) 314-4690.

 

NOW thru APRIL 9

BRISTOL

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP. Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. For parents of children with challenging behaviors. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3895. cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 

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 Cafeteria Level E, Level E Conference 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.

 

BRISTOL RECOVERY CLUB. Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 10 a.m., 67 West St., Bristol.

 

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 Red Stone Hill, 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.

 

Senior listings

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Health listings

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

BRISTOL

NUTRITION AND YOUR PRESCHOOLER. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Get new ideas for healthy snacks and meals and share ideas for serving picky eaters. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $4 for parent, $5 for child care provider. Scholarships and a sliding scale fee. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895. cgaray@bristolhospital.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

 

ONGOING

FRIDAY

RUNNERS’ TRAINING PROGRAM. 2:30 p.m. on Fridays, beginning March 7. An exercise physiologist will help participants prepare for any racing event by developing well-rounded strength and endurance. Two programs: weekly group session or weekly group session plus two weekly personal training sessions. SouthingtonCareCenter, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. For pricing and information, call (860) 621-6559.

 

Meetings listings

MONDAY, MARCH 3

OTHER

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

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

BRISTOL

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

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

BRISTOL

THE EDGEWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB. 6:45 p.m. Guest will be Laura Dunn with her registered therapy dog, Bailey. Open to the public. Giamatti Little LeagueCenter, Mix Street. If interested, call (860) 583-8463.

 

Hole in the Wall in New Britain presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ through March 8.

Hole in the Wall in New Britain presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ through March 8.

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