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Calendar listings for April 5

April 5, 2013

Dining listings

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

BRISTOL

BENEFIT DINNER AND RAFFLE FOR JULIE ROCHE. 6 to 9 p.m. Roche is current a patient at the SmilowCancerCenter at Yale. She has MDS, a type of leukemia. Nuchie’s, Central Street, Forestville. $20. Children under 10 free.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

BRISTOL

THE AFTER DARK CHOCOLATE, FOOD AND WINE PAIRING SILENT AUCTION. 7 to 10 p.m. Shopping and sampling. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. A fundraiser for Family Fun Day Sept. 14 at the Terryville Fairgrounds. $15 in advance and $20 at door. Joan. (860) 597-4835.

 

OTHER

ANNUAL POLISH DINNER. 5:30 p.m. DJ Chino of Spectrum DJ Entertainment, teacup raffle, craft table for children. Proceeds benefit the purchase of technology and smart boards for classrooms. $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12. PopeJohnPaulIISchool, 221 Farmington Ave., New Britain. Cash or check payable to PopeJohnPaulIISchool. (860) 478-1189, (860) 275-6750.

 

APRIL 11, 12

BRISTOL

ALL YOU CAN EAT PASTA SUPPER. Thursday and Friday 5 to 8 p.m. ChristianFellowshipCenter, 43 Prospect St., Bristol. $10 for adults. Children 6 and under eat free. Benefits the ChristianFellowshipCenter soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing ministry, CFC Carehouse and YouthCenter. (860) 589-0662.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

BRISTOL

SIXTH ANNUAL PASTA DINNER. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Bristol Mum Festival. Raffles. The Giamatti Little LeagueCenter, 355 Mix St., Bristol. Adults eat for $10. Children under 10 eat for $5. Advance tickets. Call Darlene Sawe. 60) 583-3321 or (860) 675-5462. Also at the door.

 

Health listings

MONDAY, APRIL 8

SOUTHINGTON

DINNER WITH THE DOC. 5 to 7 p.m. Learn about the difference between grief and depression and the dangers signs that indicate the need for professional help. SouthingtonCareCenter, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. RSVP. (860) 621-9559.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

BRISTOL

‘TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO COPE WITH CONFLICT.’ 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parenting education class presented by the Parent and ChildCenter at BristolHospital. EdgewoodSchool, 345 Mix St., Bristol. Free to Bristol families. All others, $15 per parent or $17 per child care provider. Pre-registration required. (860) 585-3481.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

OTHER

NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public and students have the opportunity to learn how alcohol could be affecting their life. A brief anonymouse self-assessment screening asks participants about drinking habits and if their behavior changed as a result of drinking. Tunxis Community College, Route 10 and 177. (860) 255-3548, vcraven@tunxis.edu. Tunxis.edu

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

BRISTOL

TRAINING FOR MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/ AIDS. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held annually by the Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/ AIDS. Offers six hours of practical workshops. Applications for CEUs are being submitted. $20. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Contact Christina Cipriani, Christina.Cipriani@hdisp.org, (860) 589-6433. Register and pay by April 20.

 

Kids listings

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

BRISTOL

FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY FESTIVAL-RIDDLES AND RHYMES. 5 to 8 p.m. Meet Mother Goose, The Cat in the Hat, Jack and the Beanstalk, Old McDonald, and Peter Rabbit. Features hands-on activities, including character dress-ups, prizes, and more. Children also will write riddles and rhymes as well as enter poems into the Youth Poetry Contest. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. $7 per person, children and ImagineNationMuseum members free. (860) 314-1400.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

OTHER

FAMILY FUN DAY. ‘ERTH’S Dinosaur Petting Zoo.’ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Petting Zoo from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Free. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-6000.

 

APRIL 6 to 14

OTHER

‘GOODNIGHT MOON: THE MUSICAL.’ A musical based on Margaret Wise Brown’s children’s book. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $15 for adults, $13 for children and seniors. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10. PlayhouseonPark.com

 

APRIL 7, 21

PLAINVILLE

SOCIAL PLAY SUNDAYS. Part of Autism Awareness Month. Innovative Autism Network’s CreativeLearningCenter will be open for all families. Participate in staff-led social games/ activities, arts, science, and more Ages 2 to teen. IAN, 17 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $15 for one Sunday or $25 for both. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks. RSVP to Bailey at (860) 351-5407. IANNetwork.com

 

MONDAY, APRIL 8

OTHER

K TO FIFTH GRADE YOUTH ACTING CLASSES. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. Register. PlayhouseonPark.org, (860) 523-5900, ext. 10.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

BRISTOL

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. 19 a.m., stories and fun with Super Panda the Eco-Friendly super hero. 11 a.m., Crayon Recycle Station, where children help recycle old crayons and make new crayons. 12 p.m., “Good for You” Café opens for refreshing health foody and drink. 2 p.m., musical duo Vic and Sticks performs with recycled musical instruments. At the end of the day, children receive a “Recycle Sheriff” badge. Free. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

SOUTHINGTON

MISS SOUTHINGTON PROGRAM ANNUAL JUNIOR PAGEANT. Informal meeting for prospective contestants on April 6 at the Barnes Museum, Southington. Open pageant for all Connecticut residents ages 5 to 12. PutinOnTheRitz@aol.com, (860) 620-620-3221.

 

NOW thru APRIL 26

BRISTOL

WINTER STORY TIMES. No registration necessary. Children’s Department, Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com

 

NOW thru APRIL 18

BRISTOL

SPRING 2013 MANROSS HOMESCHOOLER’S PROGRAM. Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. The theme is “Alaska and the Iditarod: The Last Great Race!” History, people and dogs of the Iditarod, life in Alaska and the animals that live there. Open to ages 5 to 12. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

 

NOW thru APRIL 21

OTHER

IDENTITY: AN EXHIBIT OF YOU. Challenges notions of personal identity. Exhibit uses the familiar to make connections with the scientific. ConnecticutScienceCenter, downtown Hartford. CTScienceCenter.org, (860)SCIENCE.

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON/ PLAINVILLE

MOM’S CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON STORYTIME. Third Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol in the children’s department.

 

Meeting listings

APRIL 24, MAY 29

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. J. Timothy’s Taverne, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. RelayforLife.org/plainvillect

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON, PLAINVILLE, BRISTOL

MOMS CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. The group is for stay-at-home moms who are residents of Southington, Plantsville, Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, New Britain or Kensington. If you are interested in joining or finding out more, contact southingtonmomsclub@gmail.com or call: (860) 385-1331

 

BRISTOL

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF BRISTOL. Second Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oasis Diner, Pine Street, Bristol.

 

Miscellaneous listings

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

BRISTOL

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO BUS TRIP. 4 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Greene-Hills PTA. $40 per person, includes $30 in vouchers. Contact Lisa Santiago, (860) 817-4789, lisadance@sbcglobal.net

 

ZUMBATHON. 10 a.m. Held by Miss Forestville’s Outstanding Teen Jillian Duffy. Benefit for the Connecticut Children’s MedicalCenter and pediatric cancer treatment. Franco-American Club, Barlow Street, Bristol. $10.

 

OPENING DAY AT THE AMERICAN CLOCK AND WATCH MUSEUM. Free admission for visitors all day. Refreshments. Sneak peak of “Art Deco Timepieces: Treasurers of the Jazz Age.” American Clock and WatchMuseum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. ClockandWatchMuseum.org, (860) 583-6070.

 

SOUTHINGTON

FASHION SHOW. “Reduce, Reuse, Refashion!” 7 p.m. Show will feature apparel and accessories created from non-traditional recycled and repurposed materials. Held by Lincoln College of New England’s student-run Fashion Club. Benefits Connecticut’s Women Business Development Council. LCNE, 2279 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington. $15.

 

OTHER

‘MINDFULNESS FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS.’ 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to be a model of serenity and mindful of present moment experiences. The workshop covers mindful meditation, present moment awareness, stress management, body scan, mindful communication, mindful eatng and handling strong emotions. Instructed by Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D.TunxisCommunity College, 271 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. $85. (860) 314-4700.

 

SINGLES FIRST FRIDAY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Live music. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $10, includes light hors’ d’oeuvres. Wine or beer, $3. Call Gail (860) 582-8229.

 

APRIL 6-30

SOUTHINGTON

‘THE CREW’ GROUP EXHIBITION. Opening reception on Saturday, April 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. Artist Meet and Greet on Saturday, April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. Artists are Stephen Andrade, Dan Baird-Miller, Pedro Centeno, Laura Ficara, Tim Kurdle, Logan Matyjewicz, Elvira E. Ormaecha, Helen Rebecchi, Kristen Rose, Kerrie Wessel-Andrade. Curated by Desi Hugh. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plaintsville.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

SOUTHINGTON

STOMP OUT BREAST CANCER. A Benefit for Dawn Heather-Thomas. 2 p.m. Beginner dance lessons for partner and line with eight dance instructors (from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York) with open dancing to follow. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $20 per person. www.jusgottacountrydance.com

 

BRISTOL

BOWLING FOR BOOBIES! Support the Pink Treasure Chest Walkers for its 39.3 mile walk to raise money in support of Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. 3 to 5 p.m. Two hours of bowling, bowling shoes, pizza, and soda. Spare Time Bowling, Farmington Ave., Bristol. $20 for adults, $10 for children under. Advanced tickets only. PinkTreasureChestWalkers@gmail.com, (860) 841-3278.

 

OTHER

SECOND ANNUAL ZUMBA FOR MS. Led by the Forever Michaela Walk MS Team. 1 p.m. Coe Park Civic Center, Torrington. Dayna Ollero, (203) 917-2985, Forevermichaela@yahoo.com. ForeverMichael.com

 

PLAINVILLE

KOREAN SPIRIT AND CULTURE PROMOTION PROJECT PRESENTS PROGRAM ON KOREA’S ARTISTIC HISTORY, THE SPIRIT OF ITS PEOPLE AND ITS CULTURAL VALUES. 1:30 p.m. A documentary on Korean art and Korea’s industrial achievements provides an introduction to Korea’s long and rich history. Includes Korean wedding reenactment. Free. Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Seating is limited and reservations are required. (860) 793-1446.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 8

PLAINVILLE

THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. 7 p.m. Stanwyck Cromwell, a Guyanese born artist, will demonstrate his technique for blending history and memories with saturated colors, textures, and found objects into his collages. Business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Small Conference Room, Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public invited. 9 a.m. same day, breakfast at Oasis on Pine Street.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

OTHER

PARROTS KILI AND TRUMAN FROM YOU TUBE. Presented by the Parrot Club. 7:15 p.m.  Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Dr., EastHartford. Free for members and for children 12 and under. $3 for adults. TheParrotClub.com

 

BRISTOL

INSIDER’S TIPS FOR JOB SEARCH AND EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING. 6:30 p.m. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free but registration is recommended. (8600 584-7787, ext. 2017.

 

PLAINVILLE

INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 3 to 5 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. No obligation. (860) 793-7277, FosterCarePrograms@wheelerclinic.org

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

OTHER

‘ARTEMUS WARD, THE MAN WHO MADE LINCOLN LAUGH.’ Part of the “Trouble Begins at 5:30” series at the Mark Twain House and Museum. 5 p.m., reception. 5:30 p.m., lecture. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With Anthony Kirk, artistic director and master printmaker with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk.MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Lecture is free with museum admission. Register. MattatuckMuseum.org. (203) 753-0381.

 

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5:30 to 7 p.m. George’s Pizza, 9 School St., Unionville. CentralCTChambers.org.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

PLAINVILLE

‘LINCOLN.’ The film by Stephen Spielberg. 2:30 p.m. Part of the Friends of the Plainville Library Movie Matinee series. Free. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (86) 793-1446.

 

OTHER

MAIN EVENT: CULTURAL COCKTAIL HOUR. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebration of Earth Day. Includes exhibition of selected works by Hartford-based artist Joseph R. Gorneault, who creates 90 percent of his art from recycled items and the musical stylings of Lee Mixashawn Rozie. Models from the 3rd Annual Trashion Fashion Show to be held April 20 at HartfordCity Hall will present fashion designs made from trash. Features wine from Sharpe Hill Vineyard and beer from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company. Butler-McCook House and Garden and Main Street, HistoryCenter, 396 Main St., Hartford.  Event is free with a suggested food and per drink donation of $5.

 

APRIL 11 to DEC. 8

BRISTOL

‘ART DECO TIMEPIECES: TREASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE.’ Public reception on Thursday, April 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Guest curated by Strickland Vintage Watches of Tampa, Fla. Celebration of the timepieces produced in the Art Deco era. Includes 25 watches from the 1920s to 30s, as well as advertisments from that period. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Info@clockmuseum.org, (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

BRISTOL

MARDI GRAS 2013 REVISITED. 7 to 11 p.m. Rescheduled party/ fund raiser for New EnglandCarouselMuseum. Entertainment, BYOB, dancing, tea cup raffle. Masks and costumes encouraged. $50 per person. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.org. (860) 585-5411.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

PLAINVILLE

105th AWARDS DINNER AND ANNUAL MEETING OF PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 5:30 p.m., reception/ social hour. 6:30 p.m., dinner. Presentation of awards to Employee of the Year, Sarah Kazimierczak, Farmington Bank. Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, Clive Lemasure, Plainville Community Food Pantry. Business Recognition Award, Pagliacci’s Restaurant. $40 per person. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Route 72, Forestville. (860) 747-6867. RSVP by April 19.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

BRISTOL

OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL SOCK HOP FUND RAISER. ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s music. 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Presented by the Bristol Polish Club’s Women’s Auxiliary. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $5 donation at the door.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

BRISTOL

THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION COLLECTING DONATIONS. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a new bridge behind the Korean War monument on Memorial Boulevard. Walmart, 1400 Farmington Ave., Bristol.

 

‘GREAT GATSBY’ BUS TRIP TO NEWPORT, R.I. Leave Bristol Commons at 8 a.m. Return at 7 p.m. Held by the Manross Memorial Library, Forestville. $86, includes bus transportation and driver’s gratuity, admission to the Rosecliff Mansion and Marble House (audio guides available) and lunch at the La Forge Casino restaurant. Register now. Seating limited. Payment due within three days of registration. (860) 584-7790.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

PLAINVILLE

RELAY FOR LIFE OF PLAINVILLE TAG SALE. Multi-family. 174 West Main St., Plainville.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

BRISTOL

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION COLLECTING DONATIONS. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a new bridge behind the Korean War monument on Memorial Boulevard. Stop and Shop, 597 Farmington Ave., Bristol.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

BRISTOL

THE ENGLISH LADY, MAUREEN HASELEY-JONES. 1 to 2:30 p.m. “How to Create a Beautiful Garden That Flourishes.” Part of the “Garden Earth” lecture series. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790. BristolLib.com

 

JULY 26-29

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C. Sponsored by Korean Veterans Association. Visit attractions and landmarks, tour of monuments, Smithsonian Museum, Marine Barracks Program, Arlington Cemetery, Air and Space Museum, new Pentagon Memorial, downtown Washington D.C. Staying at Clarion Hotel, 6400 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Md. 20745. Contact Robert Barnet, 105 Jerome Ave., Bristol, (860) 582-3356 for more information.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 27

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1946 66TH YEAR REUNION. Nuchie’s, Central St., Forestville. (860) 583-1274.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

BRISTOL

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 22ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org

 

SEPT. 27-28

OTHER

COMBINED REUNION OF 1963 GRADUATES OF ALL NEW BRITAIN SCHOOLS. Pat Wysocki Anderson, (860) 229-4536, Jane Reynolds Pallokat, (860) 485-1501. nbhs_phs1063@yahoo.com

 

NOW thru APRIL 11

OTHER

‘LIGHTS AND ILLUSION: WORKS BY EVAN MANN AND ASTRID TOHA.’ Mondays to Fridays 1 to 4 p.m. Central Connecticut State University, CCSU Art Galleries, Maloney Hall Second Floor, Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. Free admission. Art.CCSU.edu/gallery.html

 

NOW thru APRIL 30

SOUTHINGTON

SANDRA SWANSON FRIES OF SOUTHINGTON. Watercolors on display. The Orchards Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

NOW thru JUNE 2

OTHER

‘A JOINT VENTURE: THE COLLECTION OF THOMAS AND KATHRYN COX.’ An exhibit of 28 works of art ranging from paintings, watercolors, and pastels to bronze sculpture and porcelain and glass objects. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission on Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. NBMAA.org, (860) 229-0257.

 

NOW THRU MAY 12

OTHER

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AND HIS WORLD. Museum hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The Toulouse-Lautrec collection is housed at the HerakleidonMuseum in Athens, Greece and traveling outside of Europe for the first time. At the center of the exhibit is a collection of 150 rare works on paper by Toulouse-Lautrec. New BritainMuseum American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. Admission is $12, senior citizens for $10, students for $8, children under 12 free. Free admission from 10 a.m .to noon Saturdays. NBMAA.org

 

ONGOING

OTHER

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CLASSES. Available by appointment. Learn to search the internet, set up an email account and use Word. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791, ext. 2.

 

SOUTHINGTON

BEGINNER LINE AND PARTNER DANCE LESSONS. Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. No partner needed. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Judd Lane, Southington. $5 per person. dance@caddyranch.com

 

BRISTOL

MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING WORKSHOPS.Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Register. For schedule, go to BristolLib.com

 

BINGO. Fridays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. First ball called at 6:45 p.m. 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.

 

CARD NIGHT. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

CENTER-LEFT-RIGHT. Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

SET BACK. Thursdays at 7 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

MUSIC AND KARAOKE. Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol. No cover

 

PLAINVILLE

FREE MEAL, ‘FOOD FOR FRIENDS.’ Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m. Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 115 West Main St., Plainville.

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 33. Returning veterans are invited to support this organization. 7 Race Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-9074.

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

BRISTOL

KEYS TO THE CITY DUELING PIANOS. Held by Quota International of Bristol. 6 p.m., doors open. 7 p.m., show starts. Wicked Stick Tavern at PineValley Golf Club, 300 Welch Rd., Southington. $35. Quota supports disadvantaged women and children in the greater Bristol area, the deaf, and hard of hearing people. (860) 583-9520.

 

THE PATRONES. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

SPIRIT SHAKER. Legends, Pine Street, Bristol.

 

OTHER

YES. 8 p.m. Classic rock band will perform 1971’s “The Yes Album” and 1972’s “Close to the Edge” in their entirety. MGM Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20, $35, and $45. Foxwoods.com. (866) 646-0609.

 

VIN KNAPP QUARTET. 5:30 to 8 p.m. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

ERIC CLAPTON. With The Wallflowers. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $185, $135. MoheganSun.com. 1-800-745-3000.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

BRISTOL

TRIPLE DARE. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

OTHER

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME. Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s World Series symphonic event includes 2,000 archival images and video from the National Baseball Hall of Fame synchronized to “Casey at the Bat,” the soundtracks to “Field of Dreams” and “The Natural.” Dress in your favorite team gear. Meet members of the New Britain Rock Cats and their mascot Rocky. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $20 to $67.50. HartfordSymphony.org, (860) 244-2999.

 

NSO WOODWIND QUARTET WITH NEELY BRUCE, PIANIST. 7:30 p.m. French woodwind music of the 20th century. Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect St., Torrington. NutmegSymphony.org

 

GREEN DAY. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

ALL TIME HIGH. Angelico’s LakeHouse, East Hampton.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

BRISTOL

MAINLINE EXPRESS. 5 to 8 p.m. The Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. FireboxRestaurant.com. (860) 650-3492.

 

OTHER

MUSIC IN COMMON AND REV TOR BAND. 7 p.m. Live performance of The Band’s 1978 concert film, “The Last Waltz.” Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

BAROQUE AND BEYOND. A concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m Inspired by the exhibit, “Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy.” WadsworthAtheneumMuseum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford. $30. (860) 244-2999, HartfordSymphony.org.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

OTHER

LMFAO’S SKY BLU APPEARS AT ‘I LOVE TUESDAYS.’ 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SHRINE Asian Kitchen, Lounge, and Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. $20 per person. Guests must adhere to dress code. 21 plus. Advance tickets guarantee admission. No tickets will be mailed. Check in at door with proof of identification.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

BRISTOL

AN EVENING OF 50S AND 60S MUSIC WITH AL GOODWIN AND TOM ZAGRYN. 7 p.m. Asbury United MethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. Refreshments after. $10. (860) 584-0529.

 

NOW thru APRIL 10

OTHER

SCORPION IDOL. Hosted by American Idol Top 10 contestant Erika Van Pelt. Weekly karaoke contest every Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 p.m. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com, (860) 312-5201.

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

KARAOKE. Every Friday and Saturday night, 9 p.m. to close. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

KARAOKE WITH DJ SUNSHINE. Every Wednesday, 8 p.m. to midnight. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

BRISTOL

HYPNOTIST COMEDIAN JIM SPINNATO. 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Bristol Central High School 2013 Graduation Party. BristolCentralHigh School, Wolcott Street, Bristol. $12 at the door or in advance at South Side Meat Market.

 

OTHER

CT IMPROV CAGE MATCH. 8 p.m. Tick Tick BOOM and Horse Lincoln will face off. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. BYOB. $10, general admission. (860) 523-5900, ext. 10.

 

PAULA POUNDSTONE. 8 p.m. GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. $25 to $40. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-73737, ext. 1.

 

DR. JAY SUTAY. 7:30 p.m., doors open. Show begins at 8 p.m. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10. PlayhouseonPark.org

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

OTHER

‘ELVIS LIVES.’ 3 p.m. Multi-media, musical journey across Elvis’s Life. GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. $35 to $56. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373, ext. 1.

 

APRIL 7, 10

OTHER

AUDITIONS FOR ‘BAT BOY THE MUSICAL.’ Sunday at 2 p.m. Callbacks Wednesday at 7 p.m. Landmark Regional Drama Club for teens. Six male and four females from ages 12 and 19. Show opens June 29. Thomaston Opera House, Main Street, Thomaston. (860) 283-8558.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 11

OTHER

BATED BREATH THEATRE. Theatrical interpretation of the complicated life and art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 5:30 to 6 p.m., Art Happy Hour. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington Ave., New Britain. NBMAA.org.

 

APRIL 11-13

OTHER

COLIN KANE. Thursday, 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 day of show. 21 plus. Two drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

BRISTOL

‘THE BRITISH INVASION.’ The Older Members Association of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club 72nd Annual OM Show. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Evening of great entertainment by a talented cast of local performers featuring some of the most influential music of the 1960s era. Largest fund raiser of the year for the OM and is the longest running variety show in the country. Tickets are $20 for evening performances, $15 for adult matinee performance, and $10 for children under 12 matinee performance. General admission. Tickets available at the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 105 Laurel St., Bristol, ImagineNationMuseum, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol, or OlderMembers.com

 

NOW thru MAY 5

OTHER

THE MOUNTAINTOP. A play. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $50 general admission, $35 senior discount and Saturday matinees, center reserved service charge, add $13, college-age student rush with ID, $17. April 3 is Pay What You Can Wednesday. (860) 527-7838. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

NOW thru APRIL 6

OTHER

RACHEL FEINSTEIN. “Last Comic Standing” season seven finalist. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 on the day of the show. Two drink minimum. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru APRIL 7

BRISTOL

‘LITTLE WOMEN-THE BROADWAY MUSICAL.’ Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m and Sunday at 2 p.m. St. Paul Performing Arts. Based on the Louisa May Alcott novel. Accompanied by 25 piece orchestra. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. SPCHS.net

Seniors listing

MONDAY, APRIL 8

PLAINVILLE

ONE-HOUR ASSESSMENT ONE’S SAFE DRIVING ABILITIES. Presented by PlainvilleSeniorCenter and HartfordHospital. By appointment. Confidential. Participants will be guided through a program using a touch screen computers. Results and recommendations available immediately. $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card awarded for participation. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

Support groups

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

SOUTHINGTON

10 WEEK BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR. 7 to 9 p.m. Mary Our Queen Parish, Plantsville. Register. (860) 628-6751, (860) 628-0063.

 

ONGOING

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.

 

SOUTHINGTON

HEALING EMOTIONALLY ABUSED LIVES (HEAL). Second Tuesday of the 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hospital of CentralConnecticut, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington, Conference Room B, Second Floor. Free. Emotionalheal.org., (203) 305-2137.

 

BRISTOL

OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Saturdays at 11 a.m. BristolHospital Small Dining 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.

 

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 Redstone Rd., 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

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For men and women trying to recover from compulsive debting and spending. Wheeler Clinic, Room A, 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. (860) 793-3766, DANewEngland.org

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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