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Listings for July 26

July 26, 2013

 

K.C. and the Sunshine Band Perform Saturday on the New Haven Green.

K.C. and the Sunshine Band Perform Saturday on the New Haven Green.

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, JULY 26

OTHER

SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m Dakota’s, 1489 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill. (860) 582-8229.

 

FANTASY FICTION AUTHOR TERRY BROOKS. 7:30 p.m Celebration of his new novel, “Witch Wraith: The Dark Legacy of Shannaron.” Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $25. VIP ticket, $65, which includes lecture and a 5:30 p.m. reception with Brooks. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 280-3130.

 

JULY 26, 27

OTHER

GHOST TOURS. Friday and Saturday, 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20 for adults 17 and up, $16 for members of the museum, and $13 for children 16 and under. Not recommended for children under 10. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27

BRISTOL

CHRISTMAS IN JULY TEA. 5 to 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Artist Tree Tea House. Includes coffee, appetizers, desserts, entertainment, carousel rides, professional photographer on site. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $25. Tickets available at CarouselMuseum or via Paypal at Artisttreeteahouse.wix.com/artisttreeteahouse. (8600 919-4356.

 

SOUTHINGTON

BUS TRIP TO THE WNBA ALL STAR GAME AT THE MOHEGAN SUN ARENA. Sponsored by the FirstBaptistChurch of Southington. 11 a.m., leave the church parking lot at 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Game begins at 3:30 p.m. Reservations. (860) 621-3024.

 

OTHER

THE CIVIL WAR AS SEEN BY MARK TWAIN. 10 a.m. Held by the Mark Twain House and Museum’s Steve Courtney. CedarHillCemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford. $5. Free to museum members. (860) 280-3112. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28

BRISTOL

THE 28TH ANNUAL POST CARD SHOW OF THE BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 1 to 4 p.m. Five or six local post card dealers/ collectors will be present to sell, buy or trade postcards as well as other memorabilia. BHS member and Civil War dealer Tom LaPorte will be selling Civil War antiques and associated books as well as Civil War photographic items. One out of town dealer will have a variety of all Connecticut towns available for sale. BHS will have a table set up to sell excess Bristol memorabilia to assist the organization. A video presentation of over 300 vintage postcards of Bristol and Forestville will run throughout the afternoon. Light refreshments. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free, donations accepted. (860) 582-1537.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28

BRISTOL

THE 5TH ANNUAL BRYON’S RUN/WALK/STROLL. 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run, 9:15 a.m. This event benefits the family of Bryon Schiffres, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly before his 3rd birthday. Bryon is now 7 years old and continues with treatment to fight brain cancer. All proceeds go to the family for medical costs and house reconstruction for wheelchair accessibility. Registration starts at 8 a.m. on race day. DennisN.MaloneAquaticCenter, Mix Street, Bristol. Registration form at bryonsrun.yolasite.com. (860)584-2471.

 

OTHER

CT ROLLERGIRLSCT TRYOUTS. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Skaters and referees sought. Skaters must female. Referees any gender. Register in advance http://ctrollerderby.com/events/summer-2013-tryouts. Bring full safety gear:  knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, mouth guard. Limited items may be available to borrow. Rental skates will be available. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have health insurance. info@ctrollerderby.com

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

BRISTOL

MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Hosted by the Bristol Mum Festival. 4 to 11 p.m Leave St. Gregory’s CCDCenter, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $30 per person includes bus ride, $15 food voucher, and $15 wheel coupon. (860) 675-5462.

 

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

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

BRISTOL

THE BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Shot gun start, 1 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m. Registration includes round of golf with cart, pullover jacket, lunch and dinner, and a gift bag. Prizes for first, second, third place, Hole ‘n One, Longest Drive, as well as raffles. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Hoad, Bristol. Register. BristolCentralFootball.com, BristolCentralfootball@gmail.com

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

BRISTOL

ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL. Presented by the West End Association. Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank. 10 a.m. Music, dance performances, competitions, food vendors, crafters. Free basketball and volleyball tournaments. Skateboard competition at noon. Bristol Car Club Invitational Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. RockwellPark, 128 Jacobs St., Bristol. Free.

 

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

BRISTOL

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. LakeCompounceAmusement Park. Ride all day. Buffet. Registration begins July 17. $15 per person. (860) 585-1694.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

BRISTOL

14TH ANNUAL REV. ROBERT J. LYSZ MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 10 a.m. to noon, registration and lunch. Noon, shotgun start. 5:30 p.m., dinner/ reception/ raffle. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. $150. Make chaecks payable to St. Matthew School Development. Send to St. Matthew School, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville, CT 06010. (860) 583-5214, frlyszMemorialGolf@gmail.com

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. If interested, contact 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.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6

BRISTOL

65TH REUNION OF BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948. Noon to 4 p.m. Chipannee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Contact Rita Kenyon, (860) 583-8440, wrkenyon@hotmail.com.

 

SEPT. 6-7

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 55TH REUNION. Informal gathering on Friday at the Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Rd., New Britain in the Winstone Tavern. Reunion celebration on Saturday at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Southington. (860) 828-6858, (860) 828-1916. NBHS1958.com

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (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

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1943 70TH REUNION. Information sought on Jean Latrop Santy, Marion Cori Blum. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Call Angie Baher (860) 582-4651 or Charles Aldieri (860) 582-5553.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

PLAINVILLE

WHEELER CLINIC’S THIRD ANNUAL ‘EVENING OF WONDER.’ 6 p.m. Celebration of hope, healing, and transformation. Proceeds will benefit Wheeler. Entertainment from Timmy Maia and his band. Marriott Hartford Downtown, Hartford, CT. give.wheelerclinic.org/eveningofwonder, (860) 224-6375, jmchale@wheelerclinic.org

 

NOW thru JULY 26

BRISTOL

SAINT ANNE TRIDUUM. Mass at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. On July 26, after 7 p.m. Mass, there will be a candle light procession veneration of the Saint Anne Relic and a reception in the church hall. St. AnnChurch, 215 West St., Bristol.

 

NOW thru JULY 31

SOUTHINGTON

ARTWORK BY RESIDENTS OF THE ORCHARDS. Works by Betty Bolduc, Natalie Gillette, Toni Height, Ray LaBouliere, June Meeker, and Lloyd Sherwood. The Gallery At The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Call (860) 628-5656 for hours. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.homestead.com

 

NOW thru AUG. 31

BRISTOL

THE POWERFUL WORK OF JUAN ANDREU. Art exhibit. Andreu is a self-taught painter. He is also a master carver and restoration artist of antique carousel horses. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 28

PLAINVILLE

‘PLAINVILLE IN THE CIVIL WAR.’ Exhibit presented by the Plainville Historical Society. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12 to 2:30 p.m. Plainville Historical Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville.

 

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

 

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.

 

MONDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP. Meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Farmington Library, Monteith Dr., Farmington. List of dates and books available at the library. (860) 673-6791.

 

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

 

JAZZ JAM. Local band looking for musicians who simply want to play. You don’t need to read music. Just pick-up and play. Drum set available. Location and times to be determined based on availability. (860) 302-3664.

 

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.

 

PLAINVILLE

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

 

Kids listings

JULY 26-28

OTHER

‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR.’ Presented by New Britain Youth Theater. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Featuring cast members from numerous towns including Bristol, Plainville, and Southington. JeffersonElementary School, 140 Horse Plain Rd., New Britain. $12 for adults and $10 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115, NBYT.org

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27

OTHER

STORY TIME. 10 to 11 a.m. Museum educators and storytellers will read visual art-related children’s stories in the galleries of the MattatuckMuseum followed by a hands-on-art-making activity. Developed for 3 to 5 year olds and their adult companions. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with admission to the museum. $7 for adults, and $6 for seniors. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

BRISTOL

SCIENCETELLERS PRESENT, ‘DREAMS & DRAGONS!’ Bristol Public Library, Children’s Department, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

BRISTOL

8TH ANNUAL TOUCH A TRUCK. 5 to 8 p.m. Children can explore trucks of all shapes and sizes including fire trucks, construction trucks, tractors, tow trucks. Connecticut Light and Power and F& F Concrete also will bring vehicles. Explore the Monster Truck Bounce House. Create a tire track painting. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. $7 per person. Chindre under 1 and museum members free. (860) 314-1400.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

BRISTOL

READING ON THE GREEN. Sponsored by the Bristol Public Library, Bristol Historical Society, the New EnglandCarouselMuseum, and the Early Childhood Alliance. 2 to 4 p.m. For children preschool to age 10. Stories will be read accompanied by costume characters. Children’s authors Catherine Gibson and Jacqui Boulter, on hand. Meris Palmer, Teller of Tales, will provide a story. Other events planned. Free. No registration necessary. Rain date, Aug. 11. Federal Hill Green, Bristol.

 

AUG. 12-14, SEPT. 9-11

BRISTOL

BRISTOL YOUTH LACROSSE YOUTH GIRLS CLINICS. 6 to 8 p.m. Held in conjunction with BristolParks and Recreation Department. For girls in grades fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Sticks will be provided. Mouth guard recommended. For details, download registration form at BristolCTLacrosse.com, (860) 540-5894.

 

NOW thru AUG. 6

BRISTOL

SUMMER DROP-IN STORY TIME. 10 a.m., Tuesdays. Manross Public Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge, no registration necessary. (860) 584-7790.

 

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.

 

PLAINVILLE

TRIATHLON CLUB. Ages 5 and up. Held by Wheeler YMCA in Plainville. Plainville High School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. April.Chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

Performance listings

SATURDAY, JULY 27

OTHER

MIKE BRITT FEATURING JORDON FERBER. With special guest Joey Novick. 9 p.m. Cabaret Theater at the Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $20. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON YOUTH SUMMER THEATER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF LISA CARROLL’S LEADERSHIP. 4 p.m. Performance will include 20 plus memorable musical numbers and theatrical scenes from SYST, performed by alumnus and current participants… plus a few surprises. Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., Southington. $15. www.TimelessTributeShow.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. (860) 324-5839, brand721@gmail.com, (860) 478-1587, lynnmarief10@gmail.com

 

JULY 29, AUG. 5

OTHER

JAZZ DANCE BOOT CAMP. Two five-class sessions. Weekdays 1 to 4:30 p.m Taught by Darlene Zeller, co-founder and co-artistic director of Playhouse on Park. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $200 per week or $350 for both. Bring yoga mat, towel, water bottle, healthy snack, sneakers/ athletic shoes and jazz shoes. Advance registration. PlayhouseonPark.org, 1-860-523-5900, ext. 10.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

OTHER

LENNY CLARK, BOBBY SLAYTON, OTTO AND GEORGE. 8 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 for general admission and $30 for VIP in advance. Add $10 on the day of the show. Two-drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.1-800-200-2882.

 

AUG. 1-3

OTHER

NICK VATTEROTT. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP advance. Add $10 for day of show. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

AUG. 1-3

OTHER

‘SPANK: THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY.’ 7 p.m., pre-show drinks. 7:30 p.m., curtain. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35, $45. The Bushnell.org

 

AUG. 2-3

OTHER

24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL. 8 p.m. on Friday, participants meet and get randomly assigned into casts, each with one director and one playwright. Playwrights will camp out at the theater overnight and write one-act plays. Directors and actors return next day to rehearse. Performance is 8 p.m. on Saturday. Open to those 16 and up with a passion for theater. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $10. (860) 523-5900, info@playhouseonpark.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 10

OTHER

‘ANYTHING GOES.’ Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Matinees on Sundays, July 21, 28 at 2 p.m. Hole In the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $25, $20 for seniors and students. Aug. 2 is “Pay What You Want Night.” HITW.org, (860) 229-3049.

 

NOW thru JULY 27

OTHER

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

 

NOW thru JULY 27

OTHER

‘THE ANDREW BROTHERS.’ A swinging musical comedy. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, off Route 9 (exit 22, Mill Street) and the Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. (860) 829-1248, CtCabaret.com

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, JULY 26

BRISTOL

DUDE YOUR MOM CALLED. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

ERIN TROY DANNER. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

FREE CONCERT. 6 p.m. The Helveticas, The Hiya Dunes, Hanging Hills, Physicism, Babysnakes, Jacket Thor. RockwellPark, Bristol.

 

OTHER

WAR. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SHANNON WHITWORTH. 8 p.m. The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 605 Main St., Middletown. $12. (860) 347-4957, Buttonwood.org

 

O.A.R. With Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone. Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford.

 

THE SAWTELLES. 4 p.m. West End Farmers Market, Farmington Avenue and South Whitney, Hartford. www.thesawtelles.com

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

LEFTOVER SALMON. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

MR. QWES AND THE COOL JAM. 3 p.m. Followed by at 8 p.m., “Mr. Qwes: Confessions of a Songwriter.” Presented by HartBeat Ensemble. Carriage House Theatre, 360 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 548-9144, Hartbeatensemble.org

 

KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND. Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven.

 

RADIO GIANTS. 9 p.m. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com

 

STEVE JONES AND THE GARDEN CITY HOT CLUB. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 4 Bridge St., Collinsville. $17, 427. BridgeStreetLive.com

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27

OTHER

THE SAWTELLES. MCC on Main, Manchester Community College, Manchester. Includes performances by the Poptelles and School Safety Patrol. www.thesawtelles.com

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28

OTHER

THE REACH FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE BEACH BOYS. Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic Charity Event. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $75, $55, and $30. MoheganSun.com

 

FREDDY ‘BOOM BOOM’ CANNON. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

BATTLE OF THE BANDS. Cometa, Big Charlie’s Big Rubber Band, Humble Patients, Hearts and Thieves. 7 to 11 p.m. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com

 

MONDAY, JULY 29

BRISTOL

BOMB SPECIAL NIGHT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

THE CARTELLS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, JULY 30

BRISTOL

KARAOKE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

BRISTOL

THE MALLETT BROTHERS. Part of the Bristol Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series. Sponsored by: ESPN. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine. They were voted Best Local Act, Best Live Act, Best Roots Act, and won additional awards for Best Local Album (“Low Down”) and Best Song (“Low Down”) in the 2012 Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll. They were voted Best Local Act, Best Live Act, and had their debut album named Best Local Album in the 2011 Phoenix BMP, after their first full year of playing together. They were nominated for “Best Emerging Artist” of 2011 by Deli Magazine, Boston, and “Best Band/Act in Maine” in the 2011 New England Music Awards. Drawing from an array of influences including rock and roll, folk, blues, bluegrass, neo-traditional and classic country and even punk. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and snacks to enjoy a picnic. Rockwell Park, Bristol. www.bristolrec.com, joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860)584-6160

 

OTHER

SUGAR. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, JULY 30

OTHER

THE SAWTELLES. Newtown Farmers’ market, at the Fairfield Hills campus, Newtown across the street from the market. www.thesawtelles.com

 

SHRINE’S ULTIMATE SUMMER WHITE PARTY. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hosted by Melissa Gorga of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and music by DJ Costa. SHRINE, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Women wearing both white and an official white party bracelet from SHRINE admitted free. Men will pay $10. With white and no bracelet, women will pay $10 cover, $20 for men. Those without white and no bracelet will be charged $30 entrance fee. TheUltimateWhiteParty.com,

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

MAGIC MOMENTS. 6 p.m. Town of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series. Baldwin Park, Route 6, Plymouth. Free. (860) 584-4718.

 

MIKE SCALA BAND. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 1

BRISTOL

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

OTHER

SLAUGHTER. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

CAPITOL CITIES. Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven. ToadsPlace.com

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

BRISTOL

FLASHBACK. 9:30 p.m. 1970s rock. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

OTHER

MR.GYM—A CHILDREN’S CONCERT. 6 p.m. Town of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series. Baldwin Park, Route 6, Plymouth. Free. (860) 584-4718.

 

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.

 

Senior listings

SATURDAY, JULY 27

OTHER

SENIOR LIVING OPEN HOUSE. 2 p.m.Village Gate of Farmington, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. RSVP, (860) 676-8626, VillageGateofFarmington.com

 

MONDAY, JULY 29

OTHER

MAMA’S WRANGLERS. 7 p.m. Family band famous for music, clogging, and yodeling. Village Gate of Farmington, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. RSVP, (860) 676-8626, VillageGateofFarmington.com

 

JULY, AUGUST

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE AARP 4146. Casino trips for July and August have been cancelled.

 

ONGOING

OTHER

WEEKLY BRIDGE CLUB. 1:30 p.m. Learn the game and become a member. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonOrchards.org. (860) 628-5656.

 

Support group

ONGOING

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

 

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.

 

Health listings

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

LEARN TO MEDITATE. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Odiyana Center, 52 National Dr., Glastonbury. $15 or free for members. Pre-register. info@odiyana.org, (860) 266-6041.

 

Dining listings

WEDNESDAYS thru AUG. 28

SOUTHINGTON

PASTA NIGHT. Every Wednesday night from 5 to 7 p.m. Held by Southington Elks Lodge. At the lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. $8 for adults, $4 for children. Includes pasta, bread, salad, and dessert.

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