Listings for March 7

March 7, 2014

 

"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" continues at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin this weekend.

“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” continues at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin this weekend.

Dining listings

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.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

OTHER

‘A TASTE FOR HOPE.’ A fundraiser for VNA Healthcare. International wines, paired with food and dessert, and an online silent auction. The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect St., Hartford. Reservations are $75 per individual, $125 per patron. Auction at biddingforgood.com/VNAhealthcare, runs until March 13. (860) 493-7166.

 

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bristol Elks, 126 South St., Bristol. $8. All inclusive.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

BRISTOL

A POTATO PANCAKE AND HOMEMADE SOUP SUPPER. 5 p.m. Served by members of the St. Stanislaus Church Youth Ministry. St. Stanislaus Church 510 West St., Bristol. Advance tickets at the church rectory or by calling (860) 583-4242. No tickets at the door.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Egg omelets or egg sandwich on a hard roll or French toast or pancakes, choice of bacon, kielbasa, sausage or ham, and home fries, bread and butter, juice, and coffee or tea. $6 for adults, $4 children under 11, and under 5 free.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

SOUTHINGTON

ZITI DINNER. Sponsored by Alta, Southington’s alternative high school to benefit Student Activity Fund. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ziti, meatballs, salad, bread, desserts, and beverages. Southington’s Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. $10 for adults and students, and $6 for children 10 and under. Tickets available at the door. Public invited. (860) 628-3379.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

SOUTHINGTON

Southington Knights of Columbus Annual Spring Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, baked goods and beverages. Help support the many charities, scholarships and worthy community causes supported by the K of C in Southington. Tickets are $6 per person. No charge for children under five. Tickets may be purchased at the door or contact Craig Jones at (860)276-0273 in advance.

 

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.

 

Miscellaneous listings

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.

 

GUIDED TOUR BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE PALACE THEATER. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The monthly tours are led by Palace Theater Ambassadors. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5 per person. Reservations are appreciated. (203) 346-2008, PalaceTheaterCT.org

 

BRISTOL

ART OPENING OF ASHLEY LODOVICO. 7 p.m. Special musical guests Pocket Vinyl at 8 p.m. Artist Tree Tea House, 156-160 School St., Bristol. (860) 919-4356.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

OTHER

PLYMOUTH MAPLE FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tree tapping at 10 a.m. Maple sap boiling on an outdoor fire, maple ham and maple baked beans, maple sugar and sugar on snow, kids activities. Plymouth Congregational Church, 10 Park St., On the Green, Plymouth.

 

LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION. Fund raiser for March of Dimes. Village Gate, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. RSVP (860) 676-8626.

 

MARCH 8 to 29

OTHER

ARTWORKS AT ARTSPACE. Thursdays, Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 8 p.m. and by appointment. Reception on Saturday, March 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit of artists who are all former members of the Artworks Gallery, a Hartford-based artist’s cooperative. Co-curated by Clinton Deckert of Southington and Michael Shortell. Paper New England @ Art Space, 555 Asylum St., Hartford.

 

MARCH 8 to APRIL 19

OTHER

‘COLORFUL TERRAIN: TWO ARTISTS INTERPRET THE LANDSCAPE.’ Gallery hours are Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibit by Brian Adgate and Blanche Serban. Artists’ reception on Saturday, March 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. WindsorArtCenter, corner of Central and Mechanic streets, Windsor. (860) 688-2528, WindsorArtCenter.org

 

MONDAY, MARCH 10

PLAINVILLE

THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. Business meeting at 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m., demonstration. “The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting” demonstrated by ManLi Luo Hinze, a local artist and art teacher. Small conference room, Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Also, at 9 a.m. that morning, meet for breakfast at the Oasis on Pine Street, Bristol. (860) 589-3599.

 

OTHER

MARTHA’S MOVIES: THE BRITISH ARE COMING. 1:15 p.m. Movie expert Martha Ringold will lead a discussion. “Greenfingers.” Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Farmington Library, (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

MARCH 10 to 21

OTHER/ BRISTOL

LITERACY VOLUNTEER OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT TRAINING. March 11, 14, 18, 21 at 10 a.m. at New Britain Public Library. Evening ESOL tutor training at Tunxis@Bristol, North Main Street, Bristol March 10, 13, 17, 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. All prospective tutors should be 18 and over with a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent and good writing skills welcome. Preregistration required. (860) 229-7323, lvccprogassist@gmail.com. LiteracyCentral.org

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

BRISTOL

ECONOMIC FORECAST BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and presentation by Nicholas S. Perna, Ph.D., economic advisor to Webster Bank. “What’s Ahead for 2014?” DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. $25 in advance, $30 at the door for chamber members paid in full. $35 in advance and $40 at the door for non-members. CentralCtChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

 

OTHER

E-BOOK HELP SESSION. 1:15 p.m. Bring your e-reader or table and staff will assist you in learning to process and download e-books. Register. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Farmington Library, (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

OTHER

PRESCHOOL LITERACY AND RESOURCE FAIR. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Held by the Plymouth Early Childhood Council in conjunction with the Plymouth Preschool Team. Information on preschool availability, scholarship opportunities, developmental milestones, kindergarten readiness skills and literacy activities for children. H.S. Fisher Elementary School, North Main Street, Terryville. Free. Donations of a non-perishable food item will be collected for the Plymouth Food Pantry. (860) 283-6167, PlymouthFRC@educationconnection.org

 

‘THE TROUBLE BEGINS AT 5:30.’ Lecture by Mark Twain scholar Susan K. Harris on Mark Twain’s views on war, imperialism, and the Philippines. Hors d’oeuvre reception at 5 p.m. Book signing to following. Mark Twain House, 325 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. (860) 247-0998, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

EMAIL MARKETING SEMINAR. 9 a.m. Led by Cathy Ann Drury, founder of My NewsGirl. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

SOUTHINGTON

A CARD MAKING WORKSHOP. Sponsored by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. 6:30 p.m. Taught by Diane Sperry. Use paper and art materials to make creative cards. Bring your own scissors. Other supplies provided for small fee. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Deesper@aol.com, (860) 793-9501.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

OTHER

THREE ART EXHIBITS OPEN. 6 to 7:30 p.m. “A Feeling of Humanity: Contemporary Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection,” “Visual Poetry: Stephanie Brody-Lederman,” “Fancy This: The Gilded Age of Fashion.” The MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381. MattatuckMuseum.org

 

DROP-IN FUN FILMS. 2:15 p.m. “Foul Play.” Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Farmington Library, (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

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.

 

OTHER

‘SAVAGE GIRL’ BY JEAN ZIMMER, BOOK LAUNCH. 7 p.m. Free. Conversation with the author. Book signing to follow. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Reservations suggested. (860) 280-3130.

 

MARCH 14-SEPT. 1

OTHER

‘AT  YOUR SERVICE.’ Exhibit uses historic objects from collections of the Mark Twain House and other institutions to educate visitors about the daily work lives of servants of the 19th and early 20th century. Free opening reception Thursday, March 13 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

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

 

MARCH 14 to APRIL 23

OTHER

‘NUTS AND BOLTS: STORIES FROM NEW BRITAIN MANUFACTURING.’ Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A prose/ photography exhibit created by the writing and design departments of CentralConnecticutStateUniversity and the New BritainIndustrialMuseum. Gallery66 at the VisitorsCenter, 66 West Main St., New Britain. NBIndustrial.org

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

BRISTOL

CASINO BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Sponsored by the EllenP.HubbellPTA.LeavesHubbellSchool, 90 West Washington St., Bristol at 5 p.m. and Mohegan Sun at 11:15 p.m. $35 per person, includes $25 in vouchers. (860) 406-1156.

 

BUS TRIP TO BOSTON. Held by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. Leave Muzzy Field, Muzzy Street, Bristol at 7:30 a.m. Return from Boston at 7:30 p.m. Visit the aquarium, shop at Quincy Market, or enjoy museums, and restaurants. $55 for adults, $45 for a child $10 and under. Register online at BristolRec.com. (860) 584-6160, or at Parks and Recreation office, City Hall, North Main Street, Bristol. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us

 

PLAINVILLE

THE 5TH ANNUAL WHEELER YMCA O’MAZING RACE. Benefits the YMCA Annual Campaign. 4:45 p.m. Two-hour St. Patrick’s Day-themed scavenger hunt. Teams of four will walk, run, and drive to complete tasks and collect items. Meet Farmington Senior and Community Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville. Registration open till March 12. Register at Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $200 for a team of four. Wheeler YMCA, (860) 793-9631 ext. 109.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

PLAINVILLE/BRISTOL

THE ANNUAL SPRING DANCE. Benefit for PARC. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Sit-down dinner, DJ Dave Robinson, and magician Mike Kelley. Ticket includes open bar with wine, beer, soda. Door prizes and raffle prizes available. Nuchie’s, Central Street, Bristol. There is a charge to attend. Tickets available at (860) 747-0316. No tickets will be sold at the door. PlainvilleArc.org. Facebook.com

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

BRISTOL

THE OLE LUCKY CHARM QUARTER AUCTION. 2 to 6 p.m. 50 baskets up for auction. Benefits small crafters, small local businesses, a Bristol family in need, and a Plainville family in need. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 325 Camp St., Bristol. $12 at the door. $2 paddle fee. $10 bucket of chips.

 

BENEFIT FOR KELLY CARLIN. 2 to 7 p.m. Carlin is in need of a liver transplant and needs help with mounting hospital bills. Buffet, bands Woof and The Patrones, drum circle with Jami Ray, raffles and door prizes, cash bar. The Bristol Polish American Citizens Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $15 per ticket. (860) 466-9755, (860) 389-0717, (860) 302-1777.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

PLAINVILLE

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

 

OTHER

EGG DECORATING WORKSHOP. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Learn the art of Pysanky, a Ukrainian handcraft. Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $25 offering requested and includes all materials. Advance registration. (860) 677-8519. OurLadyofCalvary.com

 

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 Historical 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

 

SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Sponsored by Social Connections. 7 p.m. Meet new people, eat, play games, hang out. Bring your favorite game. Dress casually. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. (860) 582-8229.

 

SOUTHINGTON

3 ON-3 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. 9 a.m. Open to the public. CentralBaptistChurch, West Street, Southington. $65 per team, includes t-shirts, awards, and official refs. Early registration by March 12. (860) 922-3753.

 

BRISTOL

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Sponsored by American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Post 33, Plainville. Bus leaves 2 p.m. from the American Legion, 7 Race Ave., Plainville. Leaves the casino at 8:30 p.m. $27, includes a $15 food voucher, and a $10 wheel play. (860) 793-8776.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Sponsored by the Bristol Exchange Club. Bus leaves Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., at 3 p.m., and leaves casino at 9:30 p.m. $30 per person, includes a $15 meal voucher, and $15 bet voucher.  Proceeds will help fund city Exchange Club programs such as annual scholarships and support of a variety of other local nonprofit groups and organizations. To purchase tickets to reserve your spot call Dianna at (860) 604-6095 or (860)589-6891 or send an e-mail to bristolexchangeclub@hotmail.com.

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.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

BRISTOL

‘APRIL IN PARIS.’ A fund raiser to benefit the Bristol ArtScience Prize. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. French infused hors d’oeuvres and French inspired desserts. Live entertainment. Silent auction. Event will help send one of seven teams of high school students from Bristol to the Annual International Innovation Workshop of ArtScience Labs in Paris, France in June. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $30. Tickets available at the Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. (860) 540-3161.

 

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.

 

OTHER/ BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON/ PLAINVILLE

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Leaving the commuter lot on the corner of Lake Avenue and Middle Street in Bristol at 5:15 p.m. Leave the casino at midnight. Fund raiser for the Class of 2014 All Night Grad Party for UniversityHigh School (a Hartford magnet school). $35, you will get a $15 food voucher, and $10 bet voucher. Money is due by March 15. (860) 582-5041.

 

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.

 

MAY 20-22

BRISTOL

‘MOSES’ IN LANCASTER, PA. The St. Stanislaus Golden Agers. Trip to the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. Two nights at the Cork Factory Hotel, a family style meal at Plain and Fancy Restaurant, a tour of Hershey Chocolate World, a dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and a tour of Wheatland, the home of the nation’s 15th president. Call Penny Sobolewski, (860) 589-5597.

 

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 21

OTHER

70TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION. Erik Sandberg-Diment at the SlaterMemorialMuseum, 108 Crescent St., Norwich. (860) 887-2506.

 

NOW thru MARCH 31

SOUTHINGTON

QUILTING OF 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.

 

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 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, MARCH 7

OTHER

GIRLS, GUNS AND GLORY. Café Nine, State Street, New Haven.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

OTHER

JAMIE FOXX. 8 p.m. Foxwoods Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $50, $70, $90/. Foxwoods.com

 

‘THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL AND MORE.’ 7:30 p.m. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Pops Series with Broadway’s “Movin’ Out’ star Michael Cavanaugh. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $20 to $67.50. (860) 244-2999, HartfordSymphony.org

 

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO GROUP. Presented by the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston. 2 p.m. Crescent Gallery, 158 Main St., in the Town Hall, Thomaston. Free. Donations welcome. ThomastonFineArts.com, (860) 484-4976.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

OTHER

THE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $37, $50. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

OTHER

THE STEEL WHEELS. With the Last Fair Deal. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $17 and $27. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762.

 

TOM O’CARROLL, AN EVENING OF IRISH SONGS AND STORIES. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advance registration required. (860) 673-6791.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

OTHER

THE KORTCHMAR MCDONALD BAND. With the Shinolas. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $20, $30. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

OTHER

CANYON AND STARS. A concert by the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. NVCCFineArtsCenter, 750 Case Parkway, Waterbury.

 

CHRISTINE LAVIN. LIVE IN CONCERT. 7 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $25 and $20. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 247-0998.

 

CEILIDH VII. 2 and 7 p.m. Irish music featuring the Rude Mechanicals along with guest singers and performers. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $10 for matinee, and $15 for the evening. $20 for both. HITW.org, (860) 229-3049.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

OTHER

KARLA BONOFF WITH SPECIAL GUEST HEATHER MALONEY. 6:30 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $35, $45. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19

OTHER

T. MILLS. Toad’s Place, 300 York St.

 

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, MARCH 8

OTHER

ROAST MASTER GENERAL JEFF ROSS. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $40, and $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

OTHER

‘ROCK OF AGES.’ 3 p.m. GardeArtCenter, 325 State St., New London. $38 to $65. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

OTHER

‘IN MY SHOES.’ A dance performance by the Judy Dworin Performance Project. Brings the voices of women in and outside of prison to the stage in spoken word, dance, and song. 10 a.m. TunxisCommunity College, Founders Hall, corner of Routes 6 and 177, Farmington. Free. Seating is first-come, first served. Tunxis.edu.

 

MARCH 13-16

SOUTHINGTON

‘HAY FEVER.’ Play by Noel Coward. Performed by Southington Community Theater. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Available at Just For You… Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Rd., Plantsville, The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington. At the door.SouthingtonCommunityTheatre.org, SouthingtonCommunityTheatre@gmail.com, (860) 543-3865.

 

MARCH 14-APRIL 19

OTHER

‘THE OTHER PLACE.’ Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. weekend matinees at 2:30 p.m. “Dr. Juliana Smithon has it all- career, family, fame. But just as her research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn.” $50. Center reserve charge is an additional $15. Student rush with ID is $15. Seniors 60-plus for Saturday matinees, $35. Free student matinee on March 29 at 2:30 p.m. (860) 527-7838. TheaterworksHartford.org

 

MARCH 14-15

OTHER

BRENDON WALSH. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show. Two drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

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).

 

SOUTHINGTON

MARINA NIGHT. 6 p.m. to midnight. Comedy by Kevin Lee. Music by Delusions of Grandeur. Dress in your best boat gear. 6 to 8 p.m., hot apps, dinner stations, and pastries and coffee. Beer, wine, soft drinks, cash bar. $55 per person. Aqua Turf, Wagon Room, Mulberry St., Plantsville. (860) 621-9335, valentinetheclown@yahoo.com, (860) 276-1083, katekuko@cox.net, (203) 859-1366.

 

OTHER

COMEDY NIGHT WITH RACHEL FEINSTEIN. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $20, $30. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

THERESA CAPUTO OF ‘LONG ISLAND MEDIUM.’ 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99.75, $79.75, $59.75, and $39.75. TicketMaster.com

 

PAUL REISER. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $37.50, $50. 1-800-200-2882, ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

MARCH 16, 17

OTHER

ST. PATRICK’S EXTRAVAGANZA. The HorganAcademy. 3 p.m. WoodlandHigh School, BeaconFalls. (203) 729-0033.

 

NOW thru MARCH 23

OTHER

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

 

NOW thru MARCH 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.

 

NOW thru MARCH 8

OTHER

‘THE TEMPEST.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 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. HITW.org, (8600 229-3049.

 

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.

 

Senior listings

MARCH 7 to APRIL 25

OTHER

EXERCISE SERIES FOCUSING ON MOVEMENT AND BALANCE. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP for prices. (860) 356-8247.

 

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 10, 24

PLAINVILLE

QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach coordinator, will be available to answer questions on a “walk in basis,” no appointment necessary. She will answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, housing options, Alzheimer’s help, care giving, homecare, etc. No registration necessary for these one-on-one sessions. Open to PlainvilleSeniorCenter members who are residents of Plainville. (860) 747-5724.

 

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

PLAINVILLE

DENTAL CLINIC. Held by PlainvilleSeniorCenter in conjunction with Community Health Center, Inc. By appointment. Register dental hygienist will provide a dental hygiene exam, dental cleaning, sealants when appropriate and X-rays when appropriate. Intended for adults who have not received dental care in the last year and have difficulty accessing dental care in the community. Individuals without dental insurance will be billed a flat rate of $30 for the visit. Dental services will be billed to insurance companies for those who have dental insurance. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. An enrollment form needs to be picked up at the center and completed prior to appointment. (860) 747-5728.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

PLAINVILLE

THE BLUE ZONE COMMUNITY STUDY AND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET. 10 a.m. Presented by Dr. Reyes, geriatric physician at Bristol Hospital and Miles Everett, RD, RN, CDE, coordinator at Bristol Hospital Diabetes Center. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

PLAINVILLE

IDENTITY THEFT AND FINANCIAL CRIMES PRESENTATION. 10 a.m. Learn the risks of identity theft, how crimes are perpetrated, what you can do to prevent becoming a victim and what to do if you are a victim. Presented by David Baker, security officer at Farmington Bank and Detective David Posadas of the Plainville Police Department. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

OTHER

ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME TOUR. 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. An independent, assisted living, and memory care community. The Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. (860) 229-3707.

 

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.

 

CANASTA. Friday mornings at 10 a.m. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign-up. (860) 747-5728.

 

OPEN PAINTING GROUP. Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Informal group, no instructor. No registration necessary. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville.

 

Support group listings

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

OTHER

10 WEEK BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR. 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Mary Star of the Sea, Hospitality Room, 145 Main St., Unionville. Register. (860) 677-5369, (860) 673-3163.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

PLAINVILLE

GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. 10:30 a.m. Special guest Ann Forgo, exercise physiologist at the senior center. Porgram provides caregivers an opportunity to share information and support on issues related to child rearing. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register at the senior center or by calling Plainville Youth Services, (860) 793-0221.

 

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.

 

Meeting listings

MONDAY, MARCH 17

OTHER

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Group makes quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. HaroldLeeverRegionalCancerCenter, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

BRISTOL

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

 

Kids listings

MARCH 7 to 28

OTHER

ALPHABET SOUP. Fridays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. For the child alone, learn your ABCs. Early literacy program. Register. Ages 3 to 5. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

MARCH 7 to 25

OTHER

TOTS AND TUNES. Fridays, 9:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 to 11 a.m. Music and movement for children ages birth through 3. No registration. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

 

MARCH 8, 21

OTHER

LEGO SATURDAYS. For ages 6 and up. No registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

OTHER

COMMUNITY FREE DAY SENSATIONAL LANDSCAPES. Noon to 5 p.m. All museum galleries and exhibitions open to families and visitors of all ages for free admission. 1 p.m., children ages 6 to 12 and their adult caregivers are invited to explore the landscapes in the Mattatuck Museum’s Early American Gallery where they will discuss artwork considering the senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org. (203) 753-0381.

 

MARCH 11, 18

OTHER

MOTHER GOOSE FUN TIME. 9:30 a.m. No registration necessary. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Farmington Library, (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

OTHER

BITE-SIZE SCIENCE. 2 to 2:45 p.m. For the child alone. Learn simple scientific concepts and conduct fun experiments. For children 4 to 6. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Register. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

MARCH 12, 26

OTHER

KNIFTY KNITTERS. Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring in size 10 needles, make something wonderful. For ages 7 and up. No registration necessary. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

MARCH 12-26

OTHER

THRILLING THREES. Wednesdays, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. For the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, film, and a craft. Register. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

MARCH 12-26

OTHER

THREES AND ME. Wednesdays, 11 to 11:30 a.m Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

OTHER

NEW STORIES, NEW STORIES, NEW STORIES. 10:30 a.m. Listen to some stories by the puppet theater and puppet play after every session. For all ages accompanied by caregivers. No registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

MARCH 15, APRIL 26

BRISTOL

TAILS OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Each child may sign-up for a 15 minute session, one child per session. There also will be a “make and take” dog craft project provided by the library. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No cost but registration required. (860) 584-7790.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 17

OTHER

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE PARTY. 4 to 4:45 p.m. Come to the library for an Irish music dance fest. Wear green attire. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

PLAINVILLE

COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT FOR JUNIORS AND PARENTS. Presented by the Plainville High School School Counseling Department. Includes an overview of the college section and application processes, information on financial aid, and tips from a college admissions representative. PHS alumni will share their individual experiences. Light refreshments. PlainvilleHigh School, Room 403, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. (860) 793-3220, ext. 350.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

OTHER

RAINBOW LOOM CLUB. 4:15 to 5 p.m. Bring your own loom, supplies. Library will provide snacks and access to YouTube tutorials. For ages 8 and up. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 27

OTHER

MUSICAL ME. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. A program of mostly music with fingerplays and a story. No registration required. For ages birth through 4. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington., (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 27

OTHER

ANIMAL FABLES, FAIRYTALES, AND FANTASY. Thursdays, 4 to 4:20 a.m. After school story time featuring two or three classic stories by Aesop, Kipling, or Thornton Wilder. For children ages 5 and up accompanied by caregivers.

 

NOW thru MARCH 21

OTHER

FAMILY TOGETHER TIME. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Bring the whole family for stories, music, and fun. For children ages 3 to 8. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.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 MARCH 27

OTHER

BABY RHYME TIME. Thursdays, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Clap, sing, rock, and rhyme with your baby. For infants 0-6. No registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 27

OTHER

WONDERFUL ONES. Mondays, 9:30 to 10 a.m. or Thursdays, 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Books, fingerplays, music and movement. For children 12 to 24 months. No registration required. Attend only one class a week. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 26

OTHER

TERRIFIC TWOS. Tuesdays, 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. or Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Enjoy books, music, puppets, and a film. For 2-year-olds and caregiver. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 25

OTHER

2 1/2 TO 3. Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Enjoy books, songs, puppets, fingerplays, a film. Register. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 31

OTHER

AFTER NAPTIME STORIES: CLASSIC TALES FOR 2S AND 3S. Mondays, 3 to 3:45 p.m Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOW thru MARCH 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.

 

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

BRISTOL

FREE HEALTH AND DENTAL SCREENINGS. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Provided in partnership with FaithCare, a non-denominational Christian organization that brings health, hope, and healing to and through the health care community. Dental screening and education, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol screenings and education, and the opportunity to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Services confidential and provided by professionals. Also someone will  be available from the Department of Social Services to assist anyone in applying for state insurance, Medicare savings programs, food stamps and provide contact information for the affordable care insurance (Obamacare). HillsideCommunityChurch, 435 Broad St., Bristol.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 10

OTHER

GOOD LIFE CHOICES. 2 to 3 p.m. Inspiring adults to lead the good life through healthy eating and exercise. Includes a cooking demonstration and expert advice from Kailee Conrad, RD from ShopRite and Robert Schmelzer, exercise physiologist at JeromeHome. JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. Reservations. (860) 229-3707, JeromeHome.org.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

BRISTOL

PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN. 6 to 8 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $4 per parent or $5 per childcare provider. Scholarships and a sliding scale available. Partially funded by grants from the Fuller and Myrtle Barnes Fund for education at the Main Street Community Foundation and the Petit Family Foundation. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

OTHER

DINNER WITH THE DOC. 5 p.m. Dr. Virginia Bieluch from the Infectious Disease department of The Hospital of Central Connecticut on the proper use of antibiotics. Complimentary dinner served. Arrive no earlier than 4:45 p.m. for dinner. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707, jeromehome.org.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

OTHER

LUNCH AND LEARN: LIFE IS SHORT- WEAR YOUR PARTY PANTS. 12 to 1 p.m. Nathan Salinas from Rushford, a provider in mental health services, will lead the discussion about the power and health of positive attitudes. Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging at The Hospital of Central Connecticut-New Britain General Campus. Complimentary lunch. RSVP. (860) 224-5278.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 17

BRISTOL

‘COOKING MATTERS IN THE STORE.’ Presented by the Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital with ShopRite of Bristol. 6 to 8 p.m. For low-income families. Learn how to shop for delicious and healthy meals on a limited budget. Participants will get a $10 grocery gift card, a reusable shopping bad, and recipes. Participants must be low-income and have children 21 or younger. Spanish speaking families welcome. ShopRite of Bristol, 1200 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. Space is lmited. (860) 585-3895, Cgaray@BristolHospital.org. Spanish, (860) 585-3776.

 

MARCH 18-APRIL 3

BRISTOL

FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. Presented by the Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hands-on food preparation and food tasting. Learn about food safety and how to stretch food dollars. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-registration required. (860) 585-3481, 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.

 

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