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Listings for April 26

April 26, 2013

 

Coyote River Band, which includes members from the Plainville area, will perform at Brother’s Restaurant in Wallingford on Friday at 9 p.m.

Coyote River Band, which includes members from the Plainville area, will perform at Brother’s Restaurant in Wallingford on Friday at 9 p.m.

Kids listings

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

BRISTOL

CREATE A GIFT FOR MOM. 1 to 3 p.m. Create a Tussie Mussie for mother’s special day. $5. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

62ND ANNUAL PERRY J. SPINELLI FISHING DERBY. 7 to 10 a.m. Permits issued at 6:30 a.m. Must be Bristol/ Forestville residents under the age of 13. Page Park Lagoon, King Street, Bristol. (860) 584-616, joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us

 

APRIL POOLS DAY. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Final Family Float Night of the school year. Evening of music, games, floating, and underwater egg hunt. Families can bring their own floats or rent one. DennisMaloneAquaticCenter, 325 Mix St., Bristol.$5 per person, under 5 free. BristolRec.com, 860-584-3837. JoshuaMedeiros@city.bristol.ct

 

PLAINVILLE

YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY. Noon to 3 p.m. Event to get children, moving and learning and families living healthier. Fitness games, activities, nutrition, safety with the Plainville Fire and Police departments, take apart station, child ID, goodie bags, raffles. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631, wheelerymca.org

 

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

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

BRISTOL

MOTHER/ DAUGHTER TEA. 2 p.m. Held by The Guild of the Blessed Sacrament of the Church of St. Matthew in Forestville. 2 p.m. Light refreshments. The American Girl Doll storyteller will speak. St.MatthewSchool gym, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville. $5. Tickets sold after all masses, April 27 and 28 and at the door. All invited to attend. Further information, Karen Paul at (860) 583-8615.

 

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 provided. PlayhouseonPark.org

 

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 listings

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.

 

APRIL 26-28

OTHER

SECOND ANNUAL WRITERS’ WEEKEND. Friday, 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Including keynote conversation with Anita Diamant (“The Red Tent,” “The Last Days of Dogtown,” “Day After Night”) on Friday night. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $150. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 280-3130.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

BRISTOL

PEQUABUCK RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION RIVER CLEANUP. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers needed. Sturdy shoes recommended. Meet at Nuchie’s Parking lot, 164 Central St., Bristol. Volunteers will receive a community Service certificate. A volunteer photographer is also desired for the event.

 

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. Bring finger food. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $5 donation at the door.

 

FREE VEHICLE SAFETY CHECK AND FREE WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECK. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held by Black Bear Auto. Technicians will identify opportunities to enhance performance, increase safety and reduce admissions. Giveaways, raffles, food and drink, Robo the clown and Tails the clown will do face painting and balloons. Black Bear Auto, 56 Frederick St., Bristol. (860) 585-1111, Blackbearauto@comcast.net. BlackBearAuto.com

 

PLAINVILLE

FAMILY TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Women’s Federation of the Congregational Church of Plainville, United Church of Christ. Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville.

 

HOME-BASED BUSINESS & OPPORTUNITIES SHOW. Presented by First Class Business Brokers and Advisors. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. RockWells Banquet and Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. More information, free tickets, CTHomebased.eventbrite.com

 

OTHER

OPENING DAY AT THE BUSHNELL CAROUSEL. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. BushnellPark, Hartford.

 

SLOW ART DAY. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Challenges patrons to spend 5, 10, 15 minutes in front of a single artwork. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381, ext. 110.

 

SPRING SUPER TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Selling anything and everything including clothing. Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 121 Beaver St., New Britain. Free admission. (860) 229-2531.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

OTHER

‘HOME OF THE BRAVE: WHEN SOUTHBURY SAID ‘NO’ TO THE NAZIS.’ 2 to 4 p.m. Screening of film with a discussion featuring filmmaker Scott Sniffen and others in the documentary. The film tells the story of when, in the 1930s, the German American Bund was building training camps across the U.S. The Bund was directly connected with the Nazi party in Germany and organized and aligned itself with Nazi beliefs and goals. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Admission is free with museum admission. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381, ext. 110.

 

BRISTOL

FUND RAISING FASHION SHOW. Benefits FOCUS, an organization in Canton that provides services for children with autism. 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dress Barn, Farmington Avenue, next to Stop and Shop, Bristol. Evening of fashion, shopping, refreshments. $10. Tickets can be purchased at the event. (860) 585-1030.

 

SOUTHINGTON

‘CONNECTICUT: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.” 3 p.m. Learn about bears and other wildlife that live in Connecticut. Safety tips for a potential encounter with wild animals. Q&A. Presented by Mark Rudewicz, a Simsbury animal control officer. Kick off to the Wolf Central 2013 Wildlife Educational Series from April to October. Masonic Lodge, 76 Main St., Southington. Free. Preregistration recommended. info@WolfCentral.org, (860) 628-6558.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

BRISTOL

‘LINCOLN.’ 2 p.m. Film based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” Cookies and coffee. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St, Forestville. Free, but registration requested. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.

 

‘SPRING INTO ART SHOW.’ 6 to 8 p.m. Two floors of the Imagine Nation museum will include a “Gallery Walk” featuring both children’s and area artists’ work. Silent auction. Artist meet and greet. Artwork for sale. Finger foods, non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar. 21 and up to attend. Benefit for Imagine Learning collaborative an innovative integration of a hands-on children’s museum and preschool. Tickets in advance at Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. Limited tickets at the door. ImagineNation.org, (860) 540-3160.

 

OTHER

‘MOUTHY WOMEN OF SCRIPTURE: SESSION III.’ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore Luke’s story of Mary and Martha. Discover how speaking up for what you need is part of the process of discernment. Presented by Joan Kennedy. Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $25 offering is request, which includes lunch, or $15 for the evening program. Open to women and men. Advance registration. (860) 677-8519, OurLadyofCalvary.com

 

NOOK FARM BOOK TALKS. Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” 5 p.m., reception. 5:30 p.m., discussion. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free but registration is encouraged, (860) 522-9258, ext. 317. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

MAY 1-31

SOUTHINGTON

ART EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY AT THE ORCHARDS. Cheshire residents Ann O’Brien, Maria Colacrai, and Rita Sarris. The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Gallery is run by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

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 Summit Street, Plantsville. $15. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit Southington Community Services. (860) 793-2765, (860) 276-3370.

 

OTHER

AFTER-HOURS NETWORKING EVENT. Held by 11 Connecticut chambers of commerce and Comcast Business. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members of Avon, Bloomfield, Burlington, Canton, Central Connecticut, Farmington, Plainville, Plymouth, Simsbury, West Hartford, and Wolcott chambers. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. RSVP at Comcast-Event.com by April 26. c.scoville@CentralCTChambers.org

 

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.

 

WEST END SOCIAL MIXER. 6 to 9 p.m. Join the West End Association members and officers for an evening of getting to know each other. Free food, drink specials. Share ideas and concerns. Paris Sports Bar, 1 Divinity St., Bristol.

 

PLAINVILLE

GALA ART AND FASHION SHOW. 6 p.m. Enjoy complementary hors d’oeuvres, meet Connecticut fine-artists who will be auctioning signed pieces of their work, and view the most current fashions in business and casual wear in a live fashion show by nationally known famous-makers of woman’s apparel. Sponsored by New Life Fellowship, 1 Northwest Dr., Plainville. Semi-formal event, no casual wear. Dress to impress. Jensens Forest Hill Club House, 250 Redstone St., Southington. $20. Tickets at Miracle Hair Salon, 26 Bristol St., Southington. Benefits the people of the Dominican Republic. Missionaries on hand. (860) 406-1884, (860) 410-0611.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

BRISTOL

PEQUABUCK RIVER DUCK RACE. Held by the ForestvilleVillage Association and the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5,000 rubber ducks will be dumped in the river. Prizes will be awarded. Craft fair, vendors, more. Free. Central Street, Forestville. Ducks can be purchased for $5 each. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

 

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.

 

SOUTHINGTON

SWING FORE SPECIAL OLYMPICS CT GOLF TOURNAMENT. Hosted by Charity Cycling Challenge, Inc. Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., Southington. Golfers must register in advance. Entry/ sponsorship opportunities available. (860) 261-7326, info@charitycyclingchallenge.com

 

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

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

BRISTOL

BROOKLYN BRIDGE GUIDED WALKING TOUR BUS TRIP. Shop D.U.M.B.O. and one hour ride on luxury yacht. Leaves from Judd Street, Bristol. Held by Zion Lutheran Church. $75. (860) 589-7744, sdzionbristol@sbcglobal.net

 

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 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 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 26

BRISTOL

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

 

ELECTRIC SHOES. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

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

 

OTHER

AARON CARTER. 7 p.m. Great Hall, Union Station, Hartford. VIP Meet and greet available for $70. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Ticketfly.com. (860) 24ROCKS.

 

COYOTE RIVER BAND. 9 p.m. Brother’s Restaurant, Wallingford. CoyoteRiverBand.com, Facebook.com/coyoteriverband.

 

T.S. MONK. 8 p.m Oasis Room, GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. $40 general admission. (860) 444-7373, ext. 1, GardeArts.org

 

REBA MCINTYRE. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $65, $45. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

BRISTOL

JOHN STREET. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

JOHN WILLIAMS POPS CONCERT. 8 p.m. Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. LitchfieldIntermediateSchool, Litchfield. WaterburySymphony.org

 

THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY. New England premiere of “LIFE: A Journey Through Time,” a multimedia extravaganza for the senses featuring photographs from National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting and original music by Philip Glass. 7:30 p.m. Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $20.50 or $35. Student tickets are $10. (860) 244-2999, HartfordSymphony.org

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

CONNECTICUT ACCORDION ASSOCIATION. 1 p.m. Young accordion virtuosos Tor Stumo and Nathan Chapeton. Free to CAA members, non-members welcome for $10. RSVP. (203) 272-1202, CTAccordion.com

 

THE STRAY BIRDS. The Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. TheStraybirds.com, FireBoxRestaurant.com

 

THE MARK TEMPLETON JAZZ TRIO. 3 p.m. Presented by The Congregational Church of Burlington. The Congregational Church of Burlington, Route 4, Burlington. Reception afterward. Free. Made possible by The Main Street Community Foundation, The James R. Parker Trust, Farmington Ban-FSB Foundation, Inc. (860) 582-8116.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 29

BRISTOL

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

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

BRISTOL

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

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS. WebsterTheater, Hartford. WebsterTheater.com

 

REWIND. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Mohegansun.com

 

THURSDAY, MAY 2

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

VOYAGE- A TRIBUTE TO JOURNEY FEATURING HUGO. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. 21-plus. Free. MoheganSun.com

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3

BRISTOL

SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m. Classic rock. Bleachers, Middle Street, Bristol.

 

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.

 

KARAOKE/ DANCE PARTY DJ/ FREE POOL ALL NIGHT. Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays. Full food menu each night. Thursdays no cover. Fridays no cover till 8 p.m. and trivia at 8 p.m. Saturdays dance lessons at 7 p.m. Illusions Dance Club and Restaurant and Karaoke Lounge, 1639 Wolcott Rd., Wolcott. IllusionsDanceClub.com

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

OTHER

NEW YORK VS. BOSTON COMEDY SERIES. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

APRIL 26-28

OTHER

‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.’ Presented by Newington Mainstage. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. NewingtonTown Hall Auditorium, Mazzaccoli Way/ Mill Street, Newington. $22, general admission, $18 for students and senirs. Tickets available online at NewingtonMainstage.com, 1-800-838-3006.

 

APRIL 26, 27

OTHER

CHRIS D’ELIA. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. From NBC’S “Whitney.” Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show. Two drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods, 1-800-200-2882.

 

GREGORY POPOVICH AND COMEDY PET THEATER. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. A collection of rescue-pet performers and eye-popping juggling. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $19.50. 1-860-987-5900, bushnell.org.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

OTHER

COMEDY NIGHT. “Deaf Comic” Mike Murray, who was hearing impaired until the age of 40, Pat Oates, star of the PB&J Comedy Tour, and Meriden native Rick Carino. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Benefit for the Meriden Human Society. Meriden Franco American Club, 95 Liberty St., Meriden. Tickets are $20.

 

BILL ENGVALL. 8 p.m. MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $35, $45, and $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

BRISTOL

MR. BCHS. 7 p.m. Benefit for the BCHS InterAct Club. Comical male beauty pageant. Benefits the Bristol Boys and GirlsClubCambridgePark Satellite and the American Red Cross “Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.” BristolCentralHigh School auditorium, Wolcott Street, Bristol. $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

OTHER

‘HAIR.’ 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. $38, $65. (860) 444-7373 ext. 1. GardeArts.org

 

THE SKYS. 6 p.m. Celtic music and dance troupe from Prince Edward Island. SouthChurch, 277 Main St., Hartford. Free. Dress is casual. (860) 249-8627, JesusFestCT.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 2

OTHER

JILLIAN MICHAELS: MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE TOUR. 7:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. (860) 987-5900, Bushnell.org

 

MAY 2-4

OTHER

COMEDIAN JON DORE. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10;30 p.m. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 day of the show. Two drink minimum. 21-plus. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

MAY 2-4

SOUTHINGTON

‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU.’ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Amanda Savio Guay, produced by Peter E. Pristic and Heidi Bass Lambert. DePaoloMiddle School, 385 Pleasant St., Southington. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets at Just For You… Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Rd., Plantsville, Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington. SouthingtonCommunityTheatre.org, (860) 543-3865.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3

BRISTOL

‘TWIRL THE WORLD.’ 7 p.m. Presented by Sandy’s Baton Studio. Performances to musical selections from around dthe world, presentation of the Roberta Barr Ellsworth Memorial Scholarship, and other awards will be presented. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Public invited. (860) 589-6171.

 

NOW thru 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. The Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Hartbeatensemble.org/rt, (860) 548-9144.

Hartbeatensemble.org/rt, (860) 548-9144.

 

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

THURSDAY, MAY 2

OTHER

IDENTITY THEFT. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Officer Carol Zesut from the New Britain Police Department will discuss identity theft, scams, and safety. Refreshments. JeromeHome and Arbor Rose, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. JeromeHome.org

 

PLAINVILLE

PROGRAM ABOUT IPADS. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Steve Mastrianni, Ph.D. will introduce the iPad, how it works, simple operations, how to connect to a wireless network, and what can be done with an iPad. Aftewrad, some iPad users will talk about what they do with the iPad in the “real world.” People in all stages of life use iPads, and they will talk about how they use their iPads to keep organized, to keep in contact with loved ones and for fun. The PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Free. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

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, also take a visit to a 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.

 

 

Support group listings

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.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No need to register. All are welcome. Connecticutoa.org, (860) 218-8550.

 

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

 

Meetings listings

MONDAY, 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, MAY 1

OTHER

BACK PAIN: CAUSES AND TREATMENTS. 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary dinner while Dr. Alahmadi of the Hospital of Central Connecticut discusses common back conditions. Arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. .for dinner. JeromeHome and Arbor Rose, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. (860) 356-8256.

 

Dining listings

APRIL 27, MAY 4

BRISTOL

‘A RENAISSANCE MASKED BALL.’ Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Be transported to the 16th century while you raise a glass in toast to His Majesty, his Queen, and Royal court. Feast on hearty foods, quaff refreshing libations while minstrels and merry makers entertain. The theme is a “masked ball” to be thrown in honor of the spring season. Wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, there will be some at the ball for sale. A “Mask Contest” will be be held and the winner will receive a prize. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol in Sessions Hall. $25. Children 10 and under $15. No tickets at the door. Call Luisa Gladu (860) 582-8383.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

BRISTOL

A FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS. 5 to 9 p.m. Chili’s, 1425 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Bring in this notice, give it to your waitress, and 10 percent of the sales during that time will go to the CMN hospitals, which includes the Connecticut Children’s MedicalCenter, Hartford. (Chili’s will not make a donation without this article or a flyer.)

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