FRIDAY, APRIL 11
SINGLES SPRING DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Dance to the music of Tasteful Productions DJ, buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. Dress to impress. $17. (860) 582-8229.
‘THROUGH THE ARTIST’S EYES.’ 3 p.m. Lecture. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
THE MOUTH: PUNCHING THE CLOCK: STORIES ABOUT WORK.’ 7:30 p.m. With WNPR personality Chion Wolf. Special speaker is Julia Pistel, creator of the podcast, “Literary Disco.” Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $5. Reservations. (860) 280-3130.
TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Lady of MercyChurch, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission for Friday only.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
BRISTOL CENTRAL SENIOR GRAD PARTY DANCE FUND RAISER. 7 to 11 p.m. With The BootLeg Band. Bring your own snacks, cash bar, raffles. The Polish Club Hall, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $15 per person. (860) 690-1516.
ARTIST LORNA CYR, POETS COLLECTIVE. 7 p.m. ArtistTree TeaHouse, Gallery 156, 156 and 160 School St., Bristol. $8 at the door, or $4 with a donation of canned goods, men’s clothing, or any art supplies. No one turned away due to lack of funds, but call ahead to be added to the comp list. (860) 919-4356.
39TH ANNUAL ALL AMERICAN GLASS SHOW AND SALE. Presented by the Nutmeg Depression Glass Club. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free American glass and pottery identification service. Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., Southington. $6 or $5 with this ad. Each admission includes a chance on a prize. (860) 432-2686, LisaBert@cox.net
18TH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN EASTER FESTIVAL. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ukrainian Easter breads, Ukrainian Easter eggs, embroidery, tag sale, baked goods, raffle, Ukrainian gifts and cards, and ethnic foods, eat in or take out. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St., New Britain in the church hall. Free. (860) 229-3383, (860) 677-2138.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. WalnutHillPark, Park Place, New Britain. After go to lunch. No charge to walk. (860) 582-8229.
COMMUNITY FREE DAY. Noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. 1 p.m., children ages 6 to 12 invited to draw, paint and use mixed-media objects including buttons to tell their life story as inspired by the special exhibition, “Stories and Journeys: The Art of Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson.” MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury.
TENEBRAE SERVICE SERVICE OF LIGHTS. 7 p.m. Music by Saint Ann Folk Choir. Hymns, scripture readings, prayers, and extinguishing of candles. All are welcome. Saint AnnChurch, 215 West St., Bristol. Free. (860) 582-8169.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
RE-INVENT YOUR WARDROBE CLOTHING/ ACCESSORIES SWAP EVENING. 5 to 8 p.m. . Fund raiser for the Plainville Food Pantry Fashion and health coach consultants on hand. Swap five to 10 items of yours for other items. Have a lot to swap, be a vendor for $10, get a six foot table to swap. Two free raffles. Plainville at The Loop (formerly Rockwells), 161-B Unit 58 Woodford Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-0033.
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. Leave parking lot of Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Leave Mohegan Sun at 4:15 p.m. $21 per person. (860) 747-1732.
‘THE SCIENCE OF VIOLENCE: PREVENTING VIOLENCE THROUGH RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.’ 10 a.m. Lecture by Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., who with his wife formed The Avielle Foundation in memory of their daughter who was a shooting victim at Sandy Hook Elementary School. TunxisCommunity College, Routes 6 and 177, Farmington. Tunxis.edu
PLANTING SPRING ANNUALS. 7 to 8 p.m. Sebby Milano, manager of the annuals department at WinterberryGardens, lecturers. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Road, Bristol. Members, free. Non-members, $5. Register in advance, (860) 583-1234.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
SECOND ANNUAL MULTI CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Including Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce and Plainville Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. Comcast-event.com, c.scoville@CentralCTChambers.org
APRIL 16, 23
HOW TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK. 6:30 p.m. Interactive workshop for parents presented by Tunxis College Professor Emeritus Dr. John Mooney. Learn practical ways to help children of all ages overcome homework difficulties. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Open to all. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
AUTHOR AND FORMER DJ BRENDAN JAY SULLIVAN. 7 p.m. Will speak about his book, “Rivington Was ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives.” Book sale and signing to follow. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. Everyone decides which movie to see. After, go nearby for refreshments. Starplex Cinema, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 582-8229.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
SOCK HOP. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Prizes for best retro dressed. Raffles. Door prizes. Dance to the oldies. Bring snacks. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Donation at the door.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
LINE DANCE WORKSHOP. 2 to 6 p.m. For the beginners to intermediate. With house instructors Paula, Gayle, and Christopher. Open dance follows. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, APRIL 28
THE 13TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Held by the Women and Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation. 5:30 p.m., social hour. 7 p.m., program. Guest speaker is Cari Champion, host of ESPN2’s “First Take.” Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry Street, Plainville. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.com, (860) 583-6363.
APRIL 30 to MAY 28
WE THE PEOPLE OF GOD: A FIVE-SESSION PROGRAM FOR LAY CATHOLICS. Wednesdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Part of the faith-enrichment series. Learn about the roll of the laity in the church’s mission. Facilitated by author Joan Kennedy. Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, Room 106 in the rear of the building, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Free. Open to the public. Free will donations accepted. Register. (860) 747-6825.
FRIDAY, MAY 2
SANDY’S BATON STUDIO 55TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION. Former students sought. Call Sandy (860) 589-6171.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
FUND RAISER WALK-RUN-ATHON AND CRAFTERS EVENT. Held by BristolAdultResourceCenter. Arts and crafts vendors needed. MemorialBoulevardSchool Track and Field, Memorial Boulevard, Bristol. $25 per space for vendors. Rain date is May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (860) 582-9102, ext. 138.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
BRISTOL VETERANS’ COUNCIL 4TH ANNUAL SALUTE DINNER. 5:30 p.m. A salute to Bristol’s 2014 high school graduates who have chosen to enter the armed forces, or one of the nation’s military academies. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. For student and two guests, free. For all other attendees, $25 per person. (860) 977-2152, email@example.com, (860) 589-7942, firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks out to the Bristol Veterans’ Council, c/o Salute Dinner, P.O. Box 2634, Bristol, CT06010.
SATURDAY, MAY 10
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.
‘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
TRIP TO GLOUCESTER AND ROCKPORT. Held by AARP Chapter 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
13TH ANNUAL FRED SOLIANI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Held by the Bristol Lions Club. Chippanee Golf Club Marsh Road, Bristol. $155 includes continental breakfast, hot dogs/ hamburgers, free beer-soda-water on the course all day, putting contest, glass break contest, buffet dinner after the tournament, greens fees, cart. (860) 583-6986, email@example.com, (860) 212-2636, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, AUG. 4
23RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
NOW thru APRIL 19
EASTER PLANTS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays, April 12, 19. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, chrysanthemums, Easter lilies, colored lilies, and hydrangea. Pansies also will be ready. Candy Kitchen also open. Easter candies, pops, baskets, chocolate ducks, eggs, bunny carts, and sugar free candy. Dog biscuits and catnip toys also available. Growing Center at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.
NOW thru APRIL 26
THE 23RD ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW. Sponsored by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. Paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Opening reception and awards with refreshments and music by Tanya Leonard and Derek Monahan will be Saturday, April 12 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery 53, 53 Colony St., Meriden. (860) 621-2720.
NOW thru APRIL 30
RONALD TABELLIONE. “Color of My World.” Art exhibit of landscapes. Presented by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru APRIL 16
NEW WORK—PAINTINGS AND PASTELS BY TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSOR WILLIAM KLUBA. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. and by appointment. The Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery, located at the entrance of the 600 Building, Tunxis Community College, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. (860) 255-3661, email@example.com
NOW thru APRIL 19
‘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. WindsorArtCenter, corner of Central and Mechanic streets, Windsor. (860) 688-2528, WindsorArtCenter.org
NOW thru APRIL 15
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 APRIL 13
NEW/NOW: STEPHANIE LEMPERT. Art exhibit. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org
NOW thru MAY 4
‘LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE.’ ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd. CTScienceCenter.org
NOW thru APRIL 25
FIRST ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Sponsored by the Plainville Amateur Art Group. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 747-1399, (860)793-2960.
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.
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