FRIDAY, FEB. 3
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Mingle, make new friends. Wood-N-Tap, 1274 Farmington Ave., Farmington. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
14TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. 10 a.m .to 3 p.m. (Snow date Feb. 5.) Chocolate, raffles, food, more. Held by Southington American Legion Auxiliary at Post 72, Main Street, Southington. Free admission.
SUPER BOWL WEEKEND TAIL GATE SOCIAL. 1 p.m. Tail-gating treats, Super Bowl trivia. Followed by the football movie, “The Invincible.” Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. RSVP. BristolLib.com. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
LEARN ABOUT YOUR HOME OR AUTO INSURANCE POLICY. 7 to 8 p.m. The Jeff Brown Agency, 14 West Main St., Plainville. Refreshments. RSVP by Feb. 6. (860) 265-1937.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10
WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Held by Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. Village Gate of Farmingtoin 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington.
FEB. 10, 11
‘SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.’ Part of the Hollywood at the Bijou. 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. With Flash Gordon. The Valentine Show. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11
SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Held by Social Connections. 7 p.m. Eat, play different games, hang out. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. Bring your favorite game, appetizer, dessert. $5. (860) 582-8229.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
LINCOLN BIRTHDAY AND TRUMP VICTORY DINNER CELEBRATION. Annual Tri-Town dinner hosted by Republican Town Committees of Plainville, Farmington, and New Britain. 6 p.m., social hour. 7 p.m., dinner. Snow date of Sunday, Feb. 19. Cash bar. VFW Post 574, 7 Northwest Dr., Plainville. Catered by Pagliacci’s Restaurant. BYOB. (860) 747-5995, (860) 748-5927.
SINGLES GAME NIGHT. Held by Social Connections. 7 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of this fabulous music played by DJ Tom Haynes. Buffet from 7 to 8 p.m. Dress casual and door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229.
FEB. 18, 19
32ND ANNUAL BRISTOL HOME AND BUSINESS EXPO. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. $25 per person.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25
MARDI GRAS 2017. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. BYOB. Food. Bourbon tasting. Live entertainment. Music. Dancing. Masks encouraged. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.
MONDAY, FEB. 27
BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Held by the St. Stanislaus Church Golden Agers. $30 per person. (860) 589-5597, (860) 583-8170.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
THE 16TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. 5:30 p.m., social hour with silent auction, food stations, cash bar, networking. 7 p.m. guest speaker Silvia Baldini, winner of Food Network’s “Chopped.” Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $55. RSVP by April 14. (860) 583-6363.
NOW thru MARCH 1
‘CONNECTICUT DANCES- A VISUAL HISTORY.’ Exhibition. The exhibit brings to life the contribution that dance has played in the cultural vitality of Connecticut. Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. CTDanceall.com
NOW thru FEB. 4
THE NATIONAL ARTS/ LOCAL COLOR, COMMUNITY RENEWAL TEAM’S 26TH ANNUAL VISUAL ART COMPETITION SHOW. Mondays to Fridays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Capital Community College, 950 Main St., Hartford. (860) 560-5471. firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru FEB. 28
SARAH CYR OF NAUGATUCK. Art exhibit. The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
FLYING FINGERS KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. All ages—children, teens, and adults. Learn to knit or crochet. Bring your current project. Group runs for two hours. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF LOVE AND LIGHT. Meets Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Service followed by a fellowship hour. The Loop, Suite C, 311 East St., Plainville. Rev. Aristia Partiss. (860) 918-6393.
BINGO. Wednesdays. Doors open, 4:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m., full kitchen menu. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.