Listings for Aug. 23

August 23, 2013

 

"The Gin Game" continues its run at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin.

“The Gin Game” continues its run at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin.

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

BRISTOL

FALCON 5K RUN/ WALK. 6:30 p.m. Register from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Includes electronic chip timing, snacks, entertainment, awards. $20 for adults and $15 for students in grades 12 and under. Proceeds support the Rev. Edmund O’Brien Scholarship. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Online registration, www.signmeup.com/94050. spchs.net. (860) 584-0911, ext. 34, mcrowley@spchs.net

 

BRAD GORESKY. Star of Bravo’s “It’s A Brad, Brad World.” 8:30 p.m., live discussion. 9 p.m., free signing. Part of Diva Fridays. The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. Participation is first-come, first-served. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

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

 

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963 50TH REUNION. 6 to 8 p.m. Country Club of Farmington, 806 Farmington Ave., Farmington. Anne Brown (860) 805-4952. Friday, Aug. 23, PHS Baby Boomer Party, (860) 621-5859.

 

INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 12 to 2 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277, fostercareprograms@wheelerclinic.org

 

AUG. 23-25

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE FIRE COMPANY’S HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL. Begins 5 p.m., Friday. Music starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks, 9:15 p.m. Opens 5 a.m., Saturday with 6 a.m., Balloon launch. Food and craft vendors and balloons. Norton Park, Plainville. PlainvilleFireCo.com

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

BRISTOL

BENEFIT IN HONOR OF A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Raymond Thibeault is the recipient, Karen Rose, the donor. 12 to 5 p.m. Ziti, meatballs, raffles , 50/50. The Polish American Citizens Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $12 for adults, $6 for children. Donations welcome, (860) 218-4700, rkbenefit@rkbenefit@yahoo.com, karenerose1@gmail.com.

 

OTHER

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Boardwalk area at Baptist Lane, Niantic. No charge for walk. (860) 434-6426, (860) 582-8229.

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS DREAM RIDE. Motorcycle charity event. Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. $30 per motorcyclist, $20 per passenger, and $20 per spectator. 1-888-614-9023.

 

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

 

SEPT. 6, 7, 8

OTHER

WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR. Presented by the Collings Foundation. Friday, 2 to 5 p.m and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An experience in World War II history. Three World War II bomber and fighter aircraft will visit. Take to the skies yourself aboard the bombers or get some “stick time” in the world’s only full Dual Control P-51C Mustang. 30-minute bomber flights are $425 per person. P-51 flight training is $2,200 for a half-hour, and $3,200 for full hour. Walk through tours, $12 for adults and $6 for children, 12 and younger. Collings Foundation is non-profit. Waterbury-OxfordAirport at Keystone Aviation, Oxford. I-84 to exit 16.

 

SEPT. 6, 7, 8

OTHER

WORLD WAR II VETERANS REUNION AT THE WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR STOP. Presented by the Collings Foundation. Friday, 2 to 5 p.m and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All services, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Military memorabilia, photos, certificates, and other appropriate articles are welcomed. Military services will be shared with other veterans as well as the public. Tables and chairs will be available Saturday and Sunday for veterans. Ideal opportunity for veterans to meet each other as well as offer the public a rare opportunity to meet and hear personal histories of veterans’ service to the nation. Come and leave at your leisure. Waterbury-OxfordAirport at Keystone Aviation, Oxford. I-84 to exit 16.

 

SEPT. 6, 7, 8

BRISTOL

ST. STANISLAUS ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL ‘DOZYNKI.’ Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live Polka music, children Polish folk dancers, Polish and American food, raffles, rides. Country Store. Tag sale, which will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Free.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

PLAINVILLE

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

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

BRISTOL

BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 30-YEAR CLASS REUNION. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Hot and cold appetizers, pasta station, DJ. Hawk’s Landing, Southington. $50. Facebook.com/BCHSClassof1983Reunion. Deadline Sept. 5. P.O. Box 143, Cheshire, CT06410. Contact Ron LeFebvre, (860) 919-0508.

 

ELKS LODGE 1010 PRESENTS END OF SUMMER BLAST. 7 to 11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. With the Caribbean Beach Bums Band. Bring your own snacks. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit Elks’ scholarships. Tickets available in advance. (8600 583-3350.

 

SOUTHINGTON

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S ANNUAL COUNTRY FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Books, clothing, jewelry, baked goods, crafts, a silent auction, harvest booth, clam chowder, hot dogs, burgers. Grace United MethodistChurch, 121 Pleasant St., Southington.

 

SEPT. 20, 21

BRISTOL

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH FALL FEST FUND RAISER TAG SALE. Vendors needed, $

10, $15. (860) 582-6035.

 

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 Betty Jane Hannon Jerome, Dorothy Cook Johnson, Leon Horne, Florence Bechard DiVenere, Marjorie Shultz Warzorko, Mariam Cari Blum, Natalie Case Blumhardt, Carlton Anderson, Carl Jesson, Marcella Rowen Stevenson, Margaret Harris Atashian, Samuel Hogeman, Rodger Johnson, Eleanor Kirschner Beland, Marjorie Lyon Busse, Mary MacDonnell, Janet Masterson, June Moquin Coons, Bruce Towlsey, Clyde Vose. 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

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO NEWPORT, R.I. Held by the Plainville Public Library. Register by Sept. 15. Visit the oceanfront estate of Doris Duke. Have lunch at the Bellevue Ave Restaurant. Shop in the NewportWharf area. (860) 793-1446 for instructions on registering.

 

NOW thru AUG. 31

SOUTHINGTON

JEANNE AND JR CHMIELEWSKI EXHIBIT OF PHOTOGRAPHY. “Right Place at The Right Time.” Framed photography pieces. The Orchards, Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.homestead.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

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. 17

OTHER

U.S. GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Three-day competition for men and women. XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. USAGym.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.

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

BRISTOL

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

 

BAD MANNERZ. 9 p.m to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601. No cover charge.

 

OTHER

KARAOKE CONTEST, KARAOKE WITH MIKE. 8 p.m. to midnight. The French Model Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. No fee. Contestants may join anytime. (860) 223-9306.

 

CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: THE BEATLES, ‘ABBEY ROAD.’ 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

LITE MY FIRE. Doors tribute band. CJ Sparrow, Route 10, Cheshire.

 

KEI$HA. 7:30 p.m. With Mike Posner and Semi Precious Weapons. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $49. MoheganSun.com

 

CHRIS SMITHER. Special guest Milton. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $22, $32. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

BRISTOL

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

 

DUDE YOUR MOM CALLED. 9 p.m to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601. No cover charge.

 

OTHER

A GREAT BIG PILE OF LEAVES and MEWITHOUTYOU. 8 p.m. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. $18. TheSpaceCT.com

 

THE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD. With special guest Clarence Bucaro. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $37, $50. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $35. MoheganSun.com

 

AUG. 24, 25

OTHER

ELVIS ‘ARTIST TRIBUTE SPECTACULAR. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

BRISTOL

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

 

JAY GEILS JAZZ QUINTET FEATURING GERRY BEAUDOIN AND HARRY ALLEN. 7  p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $27, $37. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

OTHER

TOBY KEITH. Comcast Theatre, Hartford.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 26

OTHER

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

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 27

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

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

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 29

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

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

 

CAROLYN WONDERLAND. With the Warren Hood Band. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $17, $27. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

DAVE KOZ.Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge St., Ridgefield. RidgefieldPlayhouse.org

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 9

SOUTHINGTON

IRISH TENOR RONAN TYNAN. “Honor and Remember 9/11.” 7 p.m. Performer, author, physician, Paralympic Gold Medalist, motivational speaker. The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. $50. Limited seating. Tickets must be bought in advance. Make checks payable to The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville, mail care of Colleen Donahue. (860) 628-0364.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

SOUTHINGTON

CONNECTICUT ICON. Auditions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 12 finalists selected. For ages 9 and up. Part of the Apple Harvest Festival. Finalists will compete during the festival. Audience and judges will vote. All auditions a capella. DerynoskySchool, 240 Main St., Southington. Register. ConnecticutIcon.com, (860) 276-1966.

 

NOW thru OCT. 23

OTHER

SCORPION IDOL. Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Erika Van Pelt, top 10 finalist on “American Idol’s” season 11. 21 plus. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Blvd., Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com, (860) 312-5201.

 

NOW thru AUG. 23

OTHER

KARAOKE CONTEST, KARAOKE WITH MIKE. Fridays, 8 p.m. to midnight. No fees. Cash bar. Contestants may join anytime. Prizes. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 223-9306.

 

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.

 

Performance listings

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

JACKIE ‘THE JOKE MAN’ MARTLING. 9 p.m. Mohegan Sun Cabaret, Uncasville. $25. MoheganSun.com

 

AUG. 29-AUG. 31

OTHER

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

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

BRISTOL

MEN IN MOTION ALL MALE REVUE. For Ladies Only. Doors open at 7 p.m. With a live band, Rockin’ Heartbeats in the bar after the show. Food available the night of the show.Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets available at the Polish Club bar.

 

NOW thru SEPT. 14

OTHER

‘THE GIN GAME.’ Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, just off Route 9 (exit 22) and the Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Bring your own, cabaret-style. (860) 829-1248, ctcabaret.com

 

NOW thru SEPT. 15

OTHER

‘TIME STANDS STILL.’ Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Weekend matinees, 2:30 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $50, general admission. Add $13 for center reserved seats. $17, college-age student rush. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

NOW to NOV. 3

OTHER

COMPETITION FOR LAST COMIX STANDING. 96 comedians will compete. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

Senior listings

MONDAY, AUG. 26

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING. 12:45 p.m. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $8 per person, per week, and includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. Open to bowlers of all abilities. Frank Robinson, Bowling League president, (860) 747-2918.

 

SEPT. 6, 7, 8

OTHER

WORLD WAR II VETERANS REUNION AT THE WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR STOP. Presented by the Collings Foundation. Friday, 2 to 5 p.m and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All services, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Military memorabilia, photos, certificates, and other appropriate articles are welcomed. Military services will be shared with other veterans as well as the public. Tables and chairs will be available Saturday and Sunday for veterans. Ideal opportunity for veterans to meet each other as well as offer the public a rare opportunity to meet and hear personal histories of veterans’ service to the nation. Come and leave at your leisure. Waterbury-OxfordAirport at Keystone Aviation, Oxford. I-84 to exit 16.

 

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 groups

SEPT. 10 to NOV. 19

BRISTOL

10 WEEK BEREAVEMENT GROUP. “NewDay/ New Life.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. (860) 582-3652, (860) 583-4242.

 

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.

 

Kids listings

MONDAY, AUG. 26

BRISTOL

ANNUAL POOCH PLUNGE. 4 to 6 p.m. Social, well-behaved dogs are invited to the RockwellPark pool, Bristol. Current vaccinations and tags required. Donations accepted for the BristolDogPark and future K-9 events. Free.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

OTHER

FAMILY FUN DAY: LEARN THROUGH PLAY. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free day of family entertainment with activities and vendors geared toward making learning fun. There will be face painting by Virginia Wilkos Stafford and Colorful Smiles. Amazing Andy and various mascots, Animals by Fur, Feathers and Beyond, Curious creatures, Ruwet Farm, Morning Mist Alpacas, bubble science, photobooth, demonstrations by Infinity Music Therapy Services, child ID kits, bounce house, touch a truck, hair chalking, and more. Held in cooperation with the Terryville Public Library and the Plymouth Early Childhood Council. Sponsored by Kids Dental Care. Terryville Fairgrounds, 170 Town Hill Rd., Terryville. There will be bussing from Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol at 9:45 p.m. First-come first-serve, pack lightly.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

BRISTOL

ART-ERRIFIC. 11 to 3 p.m. A day of kid fun, kid art, and kids helping kids. Nauticuts and Little Miss Hartford County 2013 Manette Masse will be hosting a Kid-Art auction/ sale. They are collecting children’s artwork and selling them to anyone who wants to display it. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Children are asked to donate their own artwork for the event. Doctors, librarians, teachers, principals will receive a sneak peek. Don’t forget your autograph. Drop off your artwork to Nauticuts, 1174 Farmington Ave., Bristol through Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The work can be canvas painting, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, crayon drippings, collages (no photos with people or personal information), or photography (no photos of people or personal information).

 

NOW thru AUG. 25

OTHER

A SUMMER ARTS SHOWCASE. Featuring artwork by teens from Plainville and Southington. Funded by the Community Foundation of New Britain. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain. CFGNB.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.

 

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.

 

DROP IN FITNESS CLASS. 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday. $7 per class, $59 for 10, or $99 for 20-class punch card. Open to ages 5 to 17. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

DANCE WITH KRISTI. Saturdays 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

KIDS RUN CLUB. Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

KIDS INDOOR O’COURSE. Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

PARENT-CHILD YOGA. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 2 to 5. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

TEEN STRENGTH AND FITNESS. Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m. or Sunday, 12 to 1 p.m. For ages 10 to 12.Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. April.chevalier@ghymca.org, (860) 793-9631.

 

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.

 

BRISTOL

WALK WITH A DOC. 9 a.m. Held by Hartford HealthCare. 9 a.m., sign-in at 8:30 a.m. 30-minute walk and health tips from Timothy Parsons, M.D., neurologist, who discuss stroke symptoms and treatment. Participants will receive a hat and a pedometer. RockwellPark, Bristol. HartfordHealthCare.org/walkwithadoc, 1-877-914-WALK.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28

OTHER

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Held by ConnecticutCenter for Healthy Aging. Cheshire Community YMCA, 967 South Main St., Cheshire. (860) 276-5293.

 

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Held by ConnecticutCenter for Healthy Aging. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. (860) 276-5293.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS. Thursdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m. $55 for six weeks or $15 per class. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Reserve. (860) 628-5656, ext. 140. SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

Dining listings

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

BAND TOGETHER 4 KYLIE. 3 to 7 p.m. Pasta dinner, music, and magic. Benefit for Kylie Edwards, 2 1/2, who was diagnosed with Stage 2 Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer. Pasta, meatballs, salad, desserts, beer, wine, soda, and water. PAWs Pet Resort Recreation Room, 312 East Johnson Ave., Cheshire. $20 for adults. $10 for children 5 to 13, under 5 free. For tickets, call (203) 710-6207 or send check with the number of adult and kids tickets you want or whether you want to make a donation, “Kylie Edwards,” P.O. Box 4114, Waterbury, CT06705.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

BRISTOL

PASTA DINNER BENEFIT FOR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Raymond Thibeault is the recipient. Karen Rose is the donor. 12 to 5 p.m. Ziti, meatballs, raffles , 50/50. The Polish American Citizens Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $12 for adults, $6 for children. Donations welcome, (860) 218-4700, rkbenefit@rkbenefit@yahoo.com, karenerose1@gmail.com.

 

OTHER

SURF AND TURF. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. Advance tickets only. (860) 223-9306.

 

SOUTHINGTON

ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC. Held by Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation of Southington. Noon. Individuals and families considering membership are invited to attend picnic to meet Rabbi Shelley Kovar Becker and current officers and members. At a home of a member. (860) 276-9113.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

SOUTHINGTON

PIG ROAST AND CLAM BAKE. 12 to 6 p.m. Draft beer, soda, clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage patties, clams, and pig. The Southington Elks Lodge, No. 1669, 114 Main St., Southington. $25 for adults, $30 at the door. $10 for children, and no charge for children under 5. (860) 628-6682.

 

BRISTOL

FIRST ANNUAL FAMILY PIG ROAST. Held by the American Legion Post 2. 1 to 7 p.m. Pig ready at 4 p.m. Hot dogs and burgers from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by DJ Al. Raffles. American Legion Pavilion, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. $20 per person. (860) 302-8190.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

BRISTOL

DAV BBQ AND PIG ROAST WITH D.J. AL. 1 to 7 p.m. 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Tickets available at DAV canteen or at the door. Facebook.com, DAV chapter Bristol.

 

SOUTHINGTON

ANNUAL BARBECUE DINNER. 6 p.m. Chicken and/or ribs, baked potato, cole slaw, dessert, and beverage. Mary Our QueenChurch, Savage Street, Bristol. Tickets on sale after masses on the weekends of Aug. 31-Sept. 1, and Sept. 6-8. Call Vinnie or Gloria at (860) 276-0654.

 

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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