Listings for May 31

Miscellaneous listings

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.

 

FAREWELL PARTY UNDER THE PAVILION. The last event of the French Club. 1 p.m. to closing. Entertainment all day. Bring a dish to share. Half price drinks. Bonfire. No cover charge. 40 Barlow St., Bristol.

 

TRAIL MAINTENANCE HOPPER BIRGE POND NATURE PRESERVE. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prune brush and trail marking along 1.5 miles of the main trails. Bring pruning shears, gloves, and bug spray. Marking supplies, bottled water, and light snack provided. Meet Patricia White and Jean Letorneau at Hoppers Birge Pond Nature Preserve main parking lot, Beech Street and Crescent Drive, Bristol. Pre-registration recommended. TrishWhite@sbcglobal.net, CTWoodlands.org

 

‘GREAT GATSY’ MOVIE AND LUNCH. Call for time. “Book Bites” book discussion group of Manross Library in Forestville will attend a showing of the film at AMC Loew’s Cinema, 220 New Britain Ave., Plainville. Meet in the lobby for a morning show. Go to lunch at Imperial Buffet after. Participants pay the cost of admission and lunch. All are welcome. (860) 584-7790.

 

A HISTORY OF THE PECK FAMILY. The seventh permanent family to settle in Bristol. 1 p.m. Presented by Sherwood “Woody” Anderson. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Admission is free.

 

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

 

‘WOLVES TO WHALES BUS TRIP.’ 7 a.m., bus leaves Southington. Returns for home, 7:30 p.m. and arrives in Southington at 11 p.m. Take a bus to Wolf Hollow in Ipswich, Mass. Wolf Hollow is a non-profit that teaches people about the importance of the wolf in the wild. After lunch, attend the 7 Seas Whale Watch in Gloucester, Mass. presented by Wolf Central. (860) 628-6558. info@wolfcentral.org

 

OTHER

WEST HARTFORD GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW. 1 to 4 p.m. Butler-McCook House and Garden, 396 Main St., Hartford. $7. On-street parking is free on Saturday. (860) 522-1806, (860) 247-8996.

 

CT TRAILS DAY WALKING TOUR. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Stroll from the Butler-McCook House and Garden, 396 Main St., Hartford, along historic Main Street to Bushnell Park. Free. (860) 247-8996, ext. 11 to register.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

BRISTOL

A HAPPENING. 4 to 6 p.m. Afternoon paying tribute to Carlyle “Hap” Barnes. Light supper and music by Al Caruso. Benefit for the Museum of Fire History. $25. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.org, (860) 585-5411, info@theCarouselMuseum.org

 

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE WINGS AND WHEELS. 2nd annual Fly-in and Classic Car Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show cars, auto enthusiasts and local vendors, aircraft and helicopter displays, airplane and helicopter rides, aviation exhibits and vendors, children’s face painting, activities and bounce houses. Free airplane rides for youths 8 to 17. Parent or guardian must be present. Benefit for the Petit Family Foundation and the Plainville Community Food Pantry. $5 for adults, $2 for ages 5 to 11, under 5 free. Car show is $10 per car, two occupants per car/ standard admission rates apply for each additional occupant. Gates open at 8 a.m. for show car set up. RobertsonAirport, 62 Johnson Ave., Plainville. 1-800-573-5519, PlainvilleWingsandWheels.com

 

MONDAY, JUNE 3

OTHER

RAW. 7:30 p.m. WWE. John Cena, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Ryback. Tickets start at $15. XL Center, One Civic Plaza, Hartford. TicketMaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

JUNE 3, 4

OTHER

SCREENING OF THE FILM, ‘BURN.’ Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Documentary about the men of Detroit’s Engine Company 50, one of the busiest firehouses in America. Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford. $20 at the box office. DetroitFireFilm.org

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

BRISTOL

INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 5 to7 p.m. Presented by Wheeler Clinic and the Department of Children and Families. No obligation. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 793-7277.

 

JUNE 7, 8

BRISTOL

ANNUAL TAG SALE. Held by the Bristol Historial Society. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Currently accepting items. Drop off at the BHS, 98 Summer St., Bristol or call (860) 583-6309. Admission is free.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

BRISTOL

CLAUDIA’S RACE FOR THE KIDS. Registration, 8 a.m. Kids Fun Run, 9:15 a.m. 5K Road Race, 9:30 a.m. Benefit for family of woman tragically killed in an automobile accident. RockwellPark, Jacob Street and Dutton Avenue, Bristol. Details, http://claudiasracefortheki.wix.com

 

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

 

BPACC WOMEN’S AUXILIARY FUNDRAISER CRAFT VENDOR AND WHITE ELEPHANT SALE. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Music, food, magician, raffles, vintage cars. BPACC Women’s Auxiliary fund raiser. Bristol Polish American Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Crafters and vendors welcome. JoanStacey@yahoo.com

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

BRISTOL

THE 12TH ANNUAL FRED SOLIANI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Held by the Bristol Lions Club. (Rain date July 11.) Scramble format with men’s, women’s, and mixed foursomes. $155 per golfer. Benefits scholarships in Soliani’s memory. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 583-6985, gerardl9@att.net, (860) 212-2636.

 

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. Last call. 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. Last call. Single occupancy, $525, double occupancy, $450. Contact Robert Barnet, 105 Jerome Ave., Bristol, (860) 582-3356 for more information.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

BRISTOL

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 22ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 9:30 a.m., registration. 10:45 a.m., shot gun start. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 18

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HALF MARATHON AND RELAY RACE. 7:30 a.m. Benefit for Fisher House CT. Begins and ends at Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness Center, 842 Clark Ave., Bristol. Bristol firefighters will hold a barbeque, live music, “Touch a Truck” and more. First, second, and third place winners. BristolHalfMarathonandRelay.com, 1-860-583-4800, 1-888-300-4469.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

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

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

BRISTOL

HARLEY DAVIDSON 110TH ANNIVERSARY RALLY. 1 p.m. Held by Yankee Harley-Davidson and Fisher House CT. Starts at Yankee Harley, Farmington Avenue, Bristol. Ride ends at New Britain Stadium for a New Britain Rock Cats Game. $30 per rider, $20 per passenger, includes tickets to the game. $25 for raffle ticket to win a 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. (860) 583-4800, 1-888-300-4469, KCreedLaw.com and click on the Harley Ride button.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

PLAINVILLE

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

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

OTHER

GOLDEN KIELBASA VETERANS OPEN. Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. with registration at 10 a.m. Stanley Golf Course, New Britain. $125 per player. GoldenKielbasa.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 JUNE 7

BRISTOL

‘GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE THIS.’ Solo photo exhibit by local photographer Mike Chaiken. Regular gallery hours are Sunday 12 to 3 p.m. and Monday and Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. Exhibit not recommended for those under the age of 18. Bare Bones, 156 School St., Bristol. Sponsored by Lindsay Vigue Photography.

 

NOW thru JUNE 2

OTHER

ROBIN HOOD SPRINGTIME FESTIVAL. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford. $16 for adults, ages 16 and older, $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger admitted free. Parking $3 per vehicle. RobinHoodsFaire.com, (860) 478-5954.

 

NOW thru MAY 31

BRISTOL

WIDE SELECTION OF SPRING PLANTS. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays in May. Geraniums, petunias, marigolds, impatiens, hanging baskets, plus flats of annuals and vegetable plants. The Growing Center at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

 

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 SEPT. 29

OTHER

‘THE BRILLIANCE OF LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY: PAINTER AND CRAFTSMAN.’ Exploration of the paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) within the wider context of his creative output. He was a successful, influential glass, jewelry and interior designer associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, children under 12 free. Free admission 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. NBMAA.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 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

 

NOW thru JUNE 30

OTHER

CTAL @ EBK. Art exhibit featuring members of website CTArtList.com. EBK Gallery, 43 Crossroads Plaza, West Hartford. Opening reception on Friday, May 31 from 6 to 8:30 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.

 

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.

 

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, MAY 31

BRISTOL

HEARTS AND THIEVES. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

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

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

BRISTOL

ROCKING FOR THE TROOPS. 1 p.m. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

BRISTOL STRING ORCHESTRA. 3 p.m. Group and solo performances. Newest musicians will perform “The Star Spangled Banner,” and a sing-a-long, which includes, “Old MacDonald,” “Buffalo Gals,” and I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” Main orchestra will perform “O Mio Babbino Caro,” “Rocky’s Rock,” “Solace,” “Lean on Me,” “The Entertainer,” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Includes musicians from Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, MansfieldCenter, Plainville, Portland, Southington, Terryville, Willington, and Wolcott. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol.Free. (860) 589-3724.

 

OTHER

THE HAPPENING. 9:30 p.m. Shamrock Pub and Grille, 210 Meadow St., Waterbury. (203) 596-1902.

 

POP EVIL. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. MoheganSun.com

 

THE MACHINE. 7 p.m. Unplugged. Fairfield Theatre’s Stage One, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. $38. FairfieldTheatre.org

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

NELSON ROCK BAND. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. MoheganSun.com

 

MONDAY, JUNE 3

BRISTOL

BEER PONG. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

BRISTOL

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

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

BRISTOL

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

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC WITH GARY AND PETE PATRONE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

THE STEEL WHEELS. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

PIERCE CAMPBELL JAZZ TRIO. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $7 for museum members and $15 for non-members. (203) 753-0381.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

PLAINVILLE

FLASHBACK. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Firehouse, West Main Street, Plainville.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

BRISTOL

THE CHAPPARALS. 7 to 11 p.m. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Admission is $12 per person. Singles welcome. Bring your own snacks and set-ups. Pre-paid tables of eight may be reserved. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

BRISTOL

BRISTOL BRASS AND WIND ENSEMBLE. “An Evening at the Pops.’ 7 p.m. Features selections from “Les Miserables,” “Star Wars,” “Festive Overture,” and patriotic selection. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. Guests include, “The Freshman Four,” a barber shop quartet, and Al Caruso, a retired BristolEasternHigh School music teacher. He will be playing selection on the piano. Free. Donations accepted. (860) 584-5112. BBandWE.org

 

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

 

NOW thru JUNE 2

OTHER

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Thursday at 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. (860) 244-2999. HartfordSymphony.org.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, MAY 31

OTHER

RALPHIE MAY. 9 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $45, and $55. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

MAY 31 to JUNE 2

OTHER

‘WEST SIDE STORY.’ Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday 1 and 6:30 p.m. Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven. $15 to $100.Shubert.com, 1-800-228-6622.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

OTHER

KEVIN JAMES. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $45. MoheganSun.com

 

JUNE 6 to 8

OTHER

MOSHE KASHER. 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 VIP for $40 in advance. Add $10 day of show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

BRISTOL

COMEDIAN DAVE REILLY. A fundraiser for Nora Blackman, a child suffering from the after-effects of surgery to halt uncontrollable epileptic seizures. Light appetizers. Cash bar. The Ballroom at Lake Compounce, 271 Enterprise Dr., Bristol. $55 per ticket. (203)881-9008, td@tdwc.org, (203) 915-3874, trace89a@charter.net, GoodForNora.org

 

NOW thru JUNE 1

OTHER

‘THE HOUSE OF YES.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Bristol. $20 for general public, $15 for students and seniors. HITW.org, (860) 229-3049.

 

NOW thru JUNE 15

OTHER

‘THE BOYS NEXT DOOR.’ A play by Tom Griffen. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-31 Webster Square Rd., Route 9, exit 22, Mill Street, Berlin. Theater is cabaret-style, bring your own food and drink. (860) 829-1248, CTCabaret.com

 

NOW to JUNE 2

OTHER

‘CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.’ Thursday at 7:30 p.m., 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 to JUNE 1

OTHER

DAN CUMMINS. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casion, Mashantucket. $20 for general advance, and $40 for VIP advance. Add $10 for day of show. 21-plus. Two-drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

Support group listings

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

BRISTOL

THE GREATER BRISTOL MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES. 7 p.m. Speaker is Jennifer Shackford, advanced angel messenger, psychic medium, Reiki master, and certified hypnotherapist. She will offer a gallery reading. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 489-6302, BristolMoms.org

 

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

 

Meeting listings

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.

 

Dining listings

FRIDAY, MAY 31

BRISTOL

PASTA DINNER. Held by BristolAdultResourceCenter (BARC). 4:30, 6 p.m. Bristol Elks Club, South Street, Bristol. $10 for adults, $5 for children. Beverages available separately. (860) 582-9102, ext. 120, (860) 582-9102, ext. 142, (860) 583-4797.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

OTHER

MERIDEN POLICE EXPLORERS POST 911 PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, home-fried potatoes, corned beef hash, coffee and juice. Silent raffle. Meriden Elks Lodge, 120 East Main St., Meriden. $10 per person, children under 5 free.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

PLAINVILLE

ANNUAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FESTIVAL.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shortcakes will be served at the church as well as take out. Deliveries for orders of 10 or more. PlainvilleMethodistChurch, 56 Red Stone Hill Rd., Plainville. (860) 747-2328, (860) 793-9590.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

BRISTOL

WINE AND BEER TASTING FUND RAISER EVENT. 4 to 8 p.m. A variety of wines and beers. Light refreshments. Raffles. Benefit for the Bristol American Legion Auxiliary Unit 2. Bristol American Legion Hall, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. $20 per person. (860) 302-8190.

 

Health listing

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

BRISTOL

COMMUNITY WELLNESS AND DENTAL EVENT. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. FaithCare will partner with Hillside Community Church to provide free health education and wellness screenings including blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol. Additionally, there will be a general dental wellness screening. Volunteer medical staff, clergy, and lay persons reach out to underserved in communities across the United States. All services are confidential and provided by health care professionals. Prayer and spiritual counseling also provided. Hillside Community Church, 435 Broad St., Bristol. (860) 321-7377, www.Faithcare.net

 

Kids listings

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

BRISTOL

EXPLORE POND LIFE DAY. 2 to 3 p.m. Explore the pond by sampling the shoreline. Nets will be used to collect pond leaf litter for an upclose and personal visit with some of the pond’s living creatures. Visit with the nature center’s resident frogs and turtles that are also adapted to a pond habitat. BarnesNatureCenter, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. $10 per family. Free members. (860) 589-8200.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

BRISTOL

ZOO ON THE GO. 10 to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Live animals to learn about and touch from the Forest Park Zoo. Children of all ages and their families welcome. Each session is limited to 30 participants. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge for the program. Registration required. (860)584-7790.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

OTHER

LITTLE MISS STRAWBERRY PAGEANT. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Register by Friday, May 17. Petite Miss Strawberry, 18 months to 3 years; Little Miss Strawberry, 4 to 6 years; Miss Strawberry, 7 to 9 p.m. Entry fee is $45 and includes a t-shirt, one free hot dog or hamburger and small strawberry shortcake. Winners receive a crown and sash. Winner rides in car show parade. New HorizonsVillage, Bliss Road, Farmington. Register at NewHorizonsInc.org/eventssports.html. (860) 673-8893.

 

JULY 8 to AUG. 2

BRISTOL

2013 CHILDREN’S SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAM. Presented by Bristol Theatre Arts. Meets Monday to Friday from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. for children ages 5 to 15. Led by local professions with extensive experience in musical theater direction, choreography, musical direction, acting, working with youths. Participants will learn audition techniques, develop their acting, singing, and dancing skills. Participants also will rehearse for a production of “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.,” which will be performed at the end of the four week program. $675 per participant, due June 1. Classes held at St. Matthew’s School auditorium, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville. Cassie@BristolTheatreArts.org, (480) 694-5187.

 

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.

 

 

Kevin James comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena June 1.

Kevin James comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena June 1.