Listings for April 19

 

"The Mountaintop" continues at TheaterWorks in Hartford.

“The Mountaintop” continues at TheaterWorks in Hartford.

Kids listings

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

BRISTOL

READ TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Read aloud from favorite books and meet new friends, dogs Lily and Kelly. Great way to practice your reading skills. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. TailsofJoy.com.

 

ORIGAMI CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP. Sponsored by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. For children ages 7 to 12. The Japanese art of paper folding. Taught by Peggy Smith at The Orchards in Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 257-3299, mismith1@cox.com

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 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 22

BRISTOL

VISIT THE CARLYLE ‘HAP’ BARNES FIRE SAFETY HOUSE. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. BristolLib.com

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

PLAINVILLE

MUSICIAN ROGER TINCKNELL. 10 a.m. Children will be led in dance and movement. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. RogerTincknell.com, BristolLib.com.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

SOUTHINGTON

MISS SOUTHINGTON PROGRAM ANNUAL JUNIOR PAGEANT. 2 p.m. Open pageant for all Connecticut residents ages 5 to 12. Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. PutinOnTheRitz@aol.com, (860) 620-620-3221.

 

PLAINVILLE

SOCIAL PLAY SUNDAYS. 11 a.m. Part of Autism Awareness Month. ConnecticutScienceCenter, Hartford. $25 per family. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks. RSVP to Bailey at (860) 351-5407. IANNetwork.com

 

JULY 15-26

OTHER

YOUTH MUSICAL THEATER PREPARATORY PROGRAM. Every day from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. with final performance on last day of class. Introduction course to prepare young actors. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $650 per student. Food will not be provide. PlayhouseonPark.org

 

NOW thru APRIL 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

 

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 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.

 

Miscellaneous

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

OTHER

‘ROCK THE ROCK.’ 9 to 11 p.m. New England’s largest bachelorette party. For future brides and their girlfriends. Drinks, vendors, dancing. Mohegan Sun, Uncas Ballroom, Uncasville. $60 per person. VIP packages are $125. Ticketmaster.com, MoheganSun.com/bachelorette

 

APRIL 19, 20

PLAINVILLE

TAG SALE. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Lady of MercyChurch, Parish Hall, 19 Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission on Friday.

 

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.

 

MOHEGAN BUS TRIP. Sponsored by the Bristol Kiwanis. 1 p.m., leave Mix Street commuter lot. Return at 8 p.m. $30, includes $15 food voucher, $15 wheel credit. (860) 977-5074.

 

OTHER

THIRD ANNUAL TRASHION FASHION SHOW. 6 to 9 p.m .Artists and designers present fashion designs made from “trash.” In collaboration with the Green Action Team and Evergreen Design Co. 60 models and designs that will make you rethink the way you view trash. Hartford City Hall, 550 Main St., Hartford. A “Welcome to Bohemia” after party will be held at the Hartford Bicycle Studio. contact@amymerli.com, (860) 309-3985.

 

GIANT TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m .St. Olga’s Sisterhood of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church, 54 Winter St., New Britain. Free parking. (860) 229-3833.

 

CT ROLLERGIRLS. 6 p.m. ConnecticutSportsCenter, 21 South Bradley Rd., Woodbridge. CTRollerDerby.com

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

BRISTOL

ANNUAL SPRING WALKING TOUR OF THE CEMETERY COMMISSION 1:30 p.m. Highlighting improvements made to the cemetery, some of the interesting Bristol citizens buried there, as well as showcase newly restored tombstones. Rain date is April 28. DownsCemetery, eastern end of Memorial Boulevard between Riverside Avenue and Mountain Road.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 22

BRISTOL

THE 12TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Sponsored by the Main Street Foundation. 5:30 to 7 p.m., social hour. 7 to 8:30 p.m., program. Guest speaker Grace Killelea. Aqua Turf, Plantsville. $55 per person. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org, (860) 583-6363.

 

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.

 

OTHER

ROBERT K. NEWMAN. Gallerist and print expert. 5:30 p.m. He will discuss prints in the museum’s “American Master Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly” exhibit. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $7 for museum members and $12 for non-members. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

 

BRISTOL

TRIVIAL PURSUIT FOR BOOK LOVERS. 5:30 p.m. Potluck contributions welcome for refreshment table. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. (860) 584-7790.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

SOUTHINGTON

OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION BY ARTIST JACK BRODERICK. 7 p.m. The Orchards in Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Free. (860) 793-9929.

 

OTHER

THE BUSINESS OF BLOOMS. 7 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Richard Benfield, professor of geography at CentralConnecticutStateUniversity on garden tourism. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

PLAINVILLE

TOM CRAUGHWELL. Author “Stealing Lincoln’s Body.” Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. 7 p.m. Rescheduled due to February’s snow storm. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Refreshments.

 

SOUTHINGTON

11TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE CHALLENGE AND SILENT AUCTION. Held by Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. 6 to 9 p.m. Play in teams of 6 to 10. $50 per player. Also includes family style dinner, silent auction ,teacup auction, raffles, a spelling bee, coffee, dessert, and cash bar. Aqua Turf, Plantsville. (860) 229-7323, lvcoffice@gmail.com, literacycentral.org

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

OTHER

‘A CREW IN INTEREST (ACCRUING INTEREST),’ A POP UP EXHIBITION. 7:30 p.m. Artists set up work that night and take it home when the evening is over. Live performances from Obiwon Kenobe Bryant, Old Gold, and Ohsaurus. Featuring artists from ArtList’s Image Bank (CTArtList.com/artists.html). The Mill at TrinityCollege, 79 Vernon St., Hartford. Free admission.

 

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.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 2

SOUTHINGTON

SECOND ANNUAL HATS AND HIGH TEA. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, sweets. Learn about handwriting habits from local graphoanalyst Patricia Senich. Hear the history and benefits of tea from Betty Johnson from R.C. Bigelow Teas. Southington Grange Hall, Knowles Avenue, and Summitt Street, Plantsville. $15. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit Southington Community Services. (860) 793-2765, (860) 276-3370.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

BRISTOL

ACE AWARDS DINNER. Honoring Richard J. Theriault and the late Frances C. Wilson. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

PLAINVILLE

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Sponsored by Plainville Chamber of Commerce. 5 p.m. to midnight. LeavePlainvilleMunicipalCenter, One Central Square, Plainville at 5 p.m. Leave Mohegan Sun at 11 p.m. $35 per person. Pre-payment is required. Includes $15 meal/ retail voucher and $15 worth of betting vouchers. Payment due by April 25. BYOB and bring your own snacks. (8600 747-6867.

 

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.

 

JUNE 7-9

BRISTOL

CAPITAL JAZZ FESTIVAL BUS TRIP. Sponsored by Bristol Chapter NAACP. Bus will depart from Bristol Commuter Lot, Middle Street (next to Aldi’s) on Friday, June 7 at 6 a.m. Bus will depart from Maryland on 7 p.m. Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Price includes the following round trip motor coach transportation, three days/ two nights Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Standard room with two queen beds (sleeps four), deluxe continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Dinner on Saturday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m. (three course meal, beverage and dessert at Phillips Seafood restaurant. Meal choice must be made with the first deposit. Includes Capital Jazz Festival general admission lawn seating for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Package 1 is quad occupancy for $381, triple occupancy is $400 per person, and double occupancy is $436. First deposit of $200 due April 26. Balance due by May 24. No refunds, no exceptions. Bus accommodates 46. Yvette Tucker at (860) 707-7559, Lexie Mangum, (860) 582-2899.

 

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

 

THURSDAY, JULY 11

OTHER

PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pequabuck Golf Club, Plymouth. (860) 584-4718, (860) 584-4722, info@CentralCTChambers.org, PlymouthCTChamber.org

 

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. Seven seats still available. Single occupancy, $525, double occupancy, $450. 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

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. If interested, contacted nbhsclassof77@yahoo.com

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Plainville. (860) 747-6867. plvchamber@snet.net

 

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 MAY 31

BRISTOL

HAPPINESS IS… AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY THE FARMINGTON VALLEY ARTISTS. Phyllis R. Bailley, Barbara Scott, Zofia Soto, and Agnes Wong. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 8

BRISTOL

‘ART DECO TIMEPIECES: TREASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE.’ 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 advertisements from that period. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Info@clockmuseum.org, (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

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 MAY 9

OTHER

‘A HOME OF ONE’S OWN.’ Exhibitions by CentralConnecticutStateUniversity students and faculty in conjunction with the University Museum Collaborative. Community Central Gallery, 117 West Main St., New Britain. Mondays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday by appointment. Downtown District Gallery, 66 West Main St., New Britain, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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 APRIL 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.

 

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 19

BRISTOL

1-4-5 BLUES BAND. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

DJ DUBSTEP DEVONI. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

KENNY WERNER AND BENJAMIN KOPPEL. 8 p.m. Oasis Room, GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. GardeArts.org

 

THE MACHINE. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show. Great Hall, Hartford. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Ticketfly.com

 

THE KENN MORR BAND. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

BRISTOL

CHILLUM REUNION. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

MIGHTY MYSTIC, Bigga Haitian, I Anbassa. 8 p.m., doors open. 9 p.m., show time. Great Hall, Hartford. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. All ages. (860) 24Rocks.

 

FLEETWOOD MAC. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $155 and $125. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

MONDAY, APRIL 22

BRISTOL

BEER PONG WITH LISA F’NK. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH JENNI B. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

BRISTOL

MUG NIGHT WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC WITH BRENDAN DONAHUE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

NOW thru APRIL 21

OTHER

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Masterworks Series: ‘Roman Holiday.’ Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Belding Theater, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35.50 to $70.50. HartfordSymphony.org, (860) 244-2999.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC AND COUNTRY JAM. 9 p.m. The Bristol French Club, upstairs, Barlow Street. All are welcome.

 

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 AND DJ MUSIC. Every Friday 9 p.m. to closing. Open to the public. The BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

KARAOKE AND DJ MUSIC. Saturdays, 9 p.m. to closing. Open to the public. The BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

SOUTHINGTON

COMEDY SHOW AND PASTA NIGHT. Dinner, 6 p.m. Comedy at 8 p.m. Cash bar. Sons of Italy, 139 Center St., Southington. $15.

 

APRIL 19 20

BRISTOL

‘THE BRITISH INVASION.’ The Older Members Association of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club 72nd Annual OM Show. 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 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

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

OTHER

STEVEN WRIGHT. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $40, and $55. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

APRIl 24-MAY 18

OTHER

‘RIDING THE TURNPIKE.’ Performed by the HartBeat Ensemble. A theatrical piece that explorers the variations and definitions of trafficked women, survival sex workers, and volunteer sex workers. Hartbeatensemble.org/rt, (860) 548-9144.

 

MAY 2-4

BRISTOL

‘GILBERT AND SULLIVAN’S PIRATES OF PENZANCE.’ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Bristol Eastern Theatre Arts. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. $8 for students, staff, and seniors, and $10 for general admission. Tickets at the door or by calling (860) 584-7876 ext. 227.

 

NOW thru APRIL 21

OTHER

‘SISTER ACT.’ The Tony-nominated musical. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $20. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.

 

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. (860) 527-7838. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

Senior listings

APRIL 30 to SEPT. 10

OTHER

RETIREE GOLF LEAGUE. 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. Held by the BristolParks and Recreation Department. Nine holes of golf each week. Week 21, banquet and 18 hole tournament. $400. $75 for Pequabuck Golf Club members. $8 cart fee per week (optional). Register at Parks and Recreation Department, 2nd floor, City Hall, 111 North Main St., Bristol. (860) 584-6160.

 

MAY 28-30

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO THE SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRES IN LANCASTER, PENN. Sponsored by the BristolSeniorCenter. Stay two nights in the Cork Factory Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel. Highlights include horse drawn carriage ride through the backroads of authentic Amish Farms, behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Theatre, reserved seats at the Sight and Sound Theatres to watch “Noah” on a 300-foot stage, visit to private Amish farm and home. Includes deluxe motor coach, two nights at hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, sightseeing. For prices, contact June McCarthy at the BristolSeniorCenter at (860) 584-7895.

 

Dinings listings

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.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

PLAINVILLE

5TH ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR AUTISM SPEAKS. Sponsored by Anna’s Rainmen Walk Team. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Capri Ristorante at 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. $5 for adults and seniors/ children $3. Benefits Autism speaks.

 

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY BREAKFAST. 8 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. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $6 for adults, $4 for children under 11, under 5 free.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

BRISTOL

DINE OUT AT FRIEND’S AND SUPPORT SOUTH SIDE SCHOOL’S FIFTH GRADE NIGHT. All day. Turn in voucher at Friendly’s 497 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Vouchers are not available at the door. (860) 585-0150 for information.

 

OTHER

2ND ANNUAL PIZZA CONTEST. Sponsored by Farmington Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All the pizza you can eat. $10 per adult, $5 for children 3 to 12, 2 and under free. Soda, beer, and wine available. FarmingtonGardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. Benefits the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund. FarmingtonChambers.com

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE ANNUAL PASTA DINNER. 5 to 7 p.m. Pasta, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert, soda, wine, beer, raffle. Mason’s Hall, 76 Main St., Southington. $10 donation for individual, $20 for families. If you want to donate and can’t attend, SDTC, Elaine D. Bedard, 43 Hunting Hill Dr., Southington.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pot roast or stuffed fish. Choice of soup or salad, potato, veggie, bread and butter, coffee or tea and dessert. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $8 per person, all inclusive.

 

Support groups

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

OTHER

THE TERRYVILLE AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP 47TH ANNIVERSARY. 9:30 a.m., coffee. 10 a.m., speakers. Luncheon after speakers. Public invited. No babysitting. Terryville Congregational Church, 233 Main St., Terryville.

 

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

 

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.

 

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE ROTARY CLUB. Mondays at 12:15 p.m. J. Timothy’s Restaurant, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. PlainvilleCTRotary.org.

 

Health listings

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.