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Performance listings, starting Oct. 20

TUESDAY, OCT. 24 BRISTOL MARY SHELLEY’S ‘FRANKENSTEIN.’ 1 p.m. Performed by Hampstead Stage Company. Two actors explore multiple characters. For audiences 13 and up. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Register. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787. Light refreshments courtesy…

Music listings, starting Oct. 20

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 OTHER MISSY RAINES AND THE NEW HIP. 7:30 p.m. Presented by GuitartownCT. Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden. $20. Guitartownct.com SATURDAY, OCT. 21 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. Presented by Saint Gregory Parish Bristol. 7…

Support group listings, starting Oct. 20

ONGOING BRISTOL NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP. Last Wednesday of every month. Bristol Senior and Community Center, Room 101, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 205-9542, (860) 830-2129. NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m.…

Kids listings, starting Oct. 20

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 BRISTOL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF BRISTOL FAMILY CENTER ANNUAL DADDY DAUGHTER COSTUME DANCE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. For girls ages 5 to 12 and their fathers or other special persons in their life. Costume contest. For…

Arson dog visits PHS class

Trooper and State Arson Investigator David Makuc and arson dog Cora from the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit recently visited Jill Miller’s Forensics Science class at Plainville High School to share information on Forensic investigations with the…

Students at Wheeler celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art

Students in all grades at Wheeler School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) by learning about Hispanic artists and art traditions from Hispanic countries. Kindergarten students learned about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and created a self-portrait. First grade students learned about Mexico’s Day of the Dead and made sugar skulls. Second grade students learned about Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and made cubist guitars. Third grade students learned about a traditional art form called Molas from the Kuna Indian women of Panama/Columbia and created Molas made out of paper. Fourth grade also learned about Mexico’s Day of the Dead, and made skeletons doing everyday activities. Fifth grade students learned about the importance of the sun to the Mexican culture and made suns in a piece of aluminum using a metal tooling technique.

Get your Girl Scout cookies for Election Day

Girl Scouts in area towns will be hosting statewide cookie booths at a variety of locations starting on Saturday Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 12. At the Election Day Booth Sales, cookies include all of your favorites this year: Thin Mints,…

Pair of Blue Devils head Down Under to play baseball this winter

Plainville Blue Devils senior baseball players Dylan Morrell and Nathan Michalek have been selected to participate on the Goodwill Series American baseball team to compete in the 12 game Goodwill Series to be held in Adelaide, Australia and Auckland, New…

Obituaries: Gary Paul Davis

Gary Paul Davis, 59, of Plainville, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Britain after a lengthy illness. Gary was born on May 8, 1958 in Hartford, son to Mrs. Shirley Roberts.…

Legislators meet with constituents Oct. 17

State Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them for a morning Coffee Hour on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Bolo Café & Bakery, 33 Whiting St., Plainville. The public is…