Listings for Sept. 13

September 13, 2013

DINING

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

SOUTHINGTON

ANNUAL BARBECUE DINNER. 6 p.m. Chicken and/or ribs, baked potato, cole slaw, dessert, and beverage. Mary Our Queen Church, Savage Street, Southington. Call Vinnie or Gloria at (860) 276-0654.

 OTHER

CHICKEN BARBEQUE. 4 to 7 p.m. Continous sittings or take out available. Menu includes half or quarter chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw, rolls, homemade pies. Plymouth Congregational Church, on the green, Plymouth. $10 and $12. (860) 283-9773, (860) 583-8781. Tickets available at the door.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17

OTHER

THE ART OF WINE AND FOOD. 5:30 p.m. Fine wine, fine food, fine art. Celebrity chef and cookbook author, Gesine Bullock is honorary chair. $175 per person for regular tickets. $350 for patron tickets. New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

SOUTHINGTON

BEER AND WINE TASTING. Held by Flanders School PTO in conjunction with Worldwide Wine and Spirits. Tastings hors d’oeuvres, desserts donated by GIO Foods and Sweet Mia’s. Silent auction. Raffles. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. Adults only. $25 per person.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

OTHER

2ND ANNUAL BEER GARDEN AT PLAYHOUSE ON PARK. 7 to 9:30 p.m. 30 micro brews from around the region, food, entertainment, prizes. Sarah Barrios of Torrington will perform. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $30 per person. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10, (860) 904-7755. PlayhouseonPark.org

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22

BRISTOL

DAV PASTA DINNER. To honor John Carbone. 1 to 5 p.m. 191 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 589-4710.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

BRISTOL

‘RAISE YOUR GLASS.’ Fund raiser for the Charity Cycling Challenge, Inc. of Bristol. 6 to 9 p.m. Wine, beer, spirits, appetizers, taste samplings, and live jazz. Benefits the Conecticut Burn Center at Bristol Hospital. Waverly Inn, 286 Maple Ave., Cheshire. $35. CharityCyclingChallenge.com

PLAINVILLE

ROAST PORK DINNER. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes, vegetable, assorted breads, and apple crisp for dessrt. Silent gift basket auction. $12 for adults, $6 for children. 4 and under free. Reservations strongly suggested. (860) 747-2328.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

SOUTHINGTON

THE LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 7:30 to 11 a.m. Giving Back Girls will hold bake sale to raise funds for a community person who suffered injuries following a car accident. Monetary donations will go back to pay medical bills. Baked goods can be dropped at the Calendar House Friday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Calendar House, Pleasant Street, Southington.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

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.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

PLAINVILLE

CT TITANS FREE SOFTBALL CLINIC. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For girls 6 to 18. Plainville High School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. Bring a non-perishable item when registering on the day of the event. Donations will benefit the Plainville Community Pantry.

 KIDS

SEPT. 15, 16

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN YOUTH THEATER AUDITIONS. On Sunday, Sept. 15 and Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., auditions for “Season of Light: A Winter Fairy Tale” for children ages 8 to 14. Participant fee of $60, which includes two complimentary tickets for production. Financial assistance is available. Teens 13 and up also may work stage crew and technical productions. Trinity-On-Main Performance Center Annex, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain. Scheduled auditions preferred. Walk-ins are welcome. (860) 515-8115, auditions@nbyt.org

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, SEPT. 15

OTHER

‘CINDERELLA WITHOUT THE PRINCE.’ 1 p.m. An original work by 9-year-old Frances Emily Arnold. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $10. Reservations recommended. HITW.org, (860) 229-3049. Bring a non-perishable food item for HITW’s “HOLE FOOD CAMPAIGN.’

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

BRISTOL

PRE-SCHOOL DANCE PARTY. 10:30 a.m. For children 6 and under. Music, dancing, refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free but registration required. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

BRISTOL

FOURTH ANNUAL FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT. 7 p.m. “Wreck-It Ralph.” Hosted by the First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. Shown on an inflatable movie screen in the church parking lot. Bring your own chair. Try to arrive by 6:30 p.m. The ice cream truck and a food vendor will be on-site selling food and drinks. Free glow sticks for children. Free popcorn. Free admission. The event is a gift from the church to the community.

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 OCT. 27

OTHER

BUSHNELL PARK CAROUSEL. Thursdays through Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $1 per ride. Bushnell Park, Hartford (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 Misc.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

BRISTOL

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. (860) 583-3350.

OTHER

PRESENTS 4 PETS. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual silent auction fund raiser to benefit the Animal Alliance Welfare League. Food, drinks, music, childhood games. The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt St., Hartford. $5 in advance. $10 at the door. RSVP. UR4LGDPETSVC@Gmail.com, (860) 796-5421.

THE WHIGVILLE GRANGE AGRICULTURAL FAIR. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. No fee to enter produce, flowers, baked goods, hobbies in adult and children’s categories. Bake sale, food, teacup auction, more Grange Hall, South Main Street, off of Route 69, just over the Bristol line. (860) 582-9863 or email b_gary@sbcglobal.net

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 Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15

PLAINVILLE

‘PLAINVILLE IS STILL OUR HOME.’ 2 to 5 p.m. A presentation by Gail Williams, preservationist. A Connecticut Freedom Trail event celebrating the reopening of the permanent African American history exhibit curated by Williams. The event journals the African American experience in Plainville. Also includes a presentation by William Fothergill, MA, MSW, CPC,LPC, an independent family historian researcher. Live music by saxophonist Bill Beverley. Light refreshments. $5 donation. Plainville Historical Center, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. (860) 747-6577.

SOUTHINGTON

DOLLARS FOR DOMINIC. 12 to 5 p.m. Benefit for 12-year-old with Astrocytoma, a spinal cord cancer. Bands, DJ, buffet, raffle prizes, children friendly. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $20. CaddyRanch.com

MONDAY, SEPT. 16

OTHER

STEVE KROFT, ‘MY YEARS IN JOURNALISM.’ 8 p.m. Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. $45. (203) 254-4010, 1-877-ARTS-396, QuickCenter.com

SEPT. 16, 23

OTHER

SQUARE DANCING. 7 p.m. Central Valley Squares. Farmington Community Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Farmington. (860) 620-4691.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17

BRISTOL

AFTERNOON MOVIE, ’42.’ 1 p.m. Film about the legendary Jackie Robinson. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

OTHER

END-OF-SUMMER GARDEN PARTY. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classic New England summer menu, wine, beer, music by the Street Vipers, and silent art auction. Ran date is Sept. 18. Butler-McCook House and Garden, 396 Main St., Hartford. Benefit for programming for youth at Connecticut Landmark’s Hartford properties. Patron tickets are $150, and individual tickets are $75. (860) 247-8996 ext. 23, Jamie.Fontaine@CtLandmarks.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18

BRISTOL

BECOMING A CATHOLIC. Adult religious education classes begin. 7 p.m. Geared toward those interested in the Roman Catholic faith and becoming a Catholic. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol. No fee. Register. (860) 583-1349, RectoryStAnthony@gmail.com

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19

BRISTOL

‘A CIRCUS OF CREATIVITY AVANT GARDE HAIR AND MAKE UP SHOW.’ A fund raiser for Wigs for Kids. Presented by Salon Alexander and Beauty Entourage. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $25 in advance at Salon Alexander, 32 Fenn Rd., Newington or at https://ticketriver.com/8092-a-circus-of-creativity

OTHER

‘IN THE MIDST OF THE JOVIAL CROWD: YOUNG JAMES BOSWELL IN LONDON, 1762-1763.’ 7 p.m. Special showing of the new exhibit, led by James Caudle, associate editor, Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell. Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main St., Farmington. Space limited to 25. Advance registration required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org.

SEPT. 20, 21

BRISTOL

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH FALL FEST FUND RAISER TAG SALE. Vendors needed, $10, $15. Zion Lutheran Church, 27 Judd St., Bristol. (860) 582-6035.

SEPT.20, 21

OTHER

THE 8TH ANNUAL IRISH FESTIVAL. Opens Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Food, music, more. $5 on Friday and $10 Saturday for those 13 and older. Two day pass for $13. The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, Milford. MilfordIrishFest.com

SEPT. 20-OCT. 20

OTHER

THE 15TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Weekends, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave., Norwich. Free parking. $17, general admission. $10 for youths 7 to 15. Free admission for children 6 and under. CTFaire.com, (860) 478-5954.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

PLAINVILLE

TAG SALE. Held by AARP Chapter 4146. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tables are $20. Reservations can be made by calling Sally, (860)747-1732. Tag sale at 28 East Main St., Plainville. Donations for the AARP table are appreciated.

OTHER

CONNECTICUT’s 2013 USA EXTRAVAGANZA PAGEANT. Hosted by 2012 Miss Teen USA Logan West. John C. Daniels School in New Haven. CT. Special educational workshop and pageant rehearsal included on Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. EliteDanceCt@aol.com, (860) 620-4662, Samoapat@aol.com, (203) 645-9657. CTUSAExtravaganzapageant.moonfruit.com

THE 2013 DISCOVER HARTFORD BICYCLE TOUR. Check-in and register, 7 a.m. Opening ceremonies at 8:45 a.m., Ride leave at 9 a.m. Take 10, 25, or 40 mile routes. Leave Bushnell Park, Hartford. $45. $10 for youths under 18. www.BikeWalkct.org/discover-hartford.html

SECOND ANNUAL ENVISIONFEST HARTFORD. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Opportunity to discover and celebrate the capital city’s transformation through a day-long free festival of music, walking, biking, tours, innovation and discovery. At 6:30 p.m., the band They Might Be Giants will perform at Bushnell Park. EnvisionFestHartford.com

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22

OTHER

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL. Fund raiser for Partners in Caring. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hay rides, train rides, petting zoo, face painting. Live music by Fist Fulla Change. Bishop Farms of Cheshire, 50 South Meriden Rd., Cheshire.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIEY OPEN FORUM. 7:30 p.m. Richard Eppler, Ph.D. will speak about how to maximize usage of the National Archive records, New York’s state censu records, and other helpful genealogical tools. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com, SouthigntonGenealogicalSociety.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25

OTHER

A CT YANKEE IN THE IMPERIAL PALACE OF BEIJING. Part of the Director’s College series. 7 p.m. Dr. Charles Burstone will speak. Advance registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1946 67TH YEAR REUNION. Noon to 4 p.m. Oasis Restaurant 72 Pine St., Forestville. Separate checks provided. Catch up with news of classmates and have lunch. (860) 583-1274.

BOOKS AND BAGELS. 10:30 a.m. Library staff member Pat Carlisle reviews best books in the library , old and new. Discuss. Bagels and other things will be served. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Registration requested. (860) 584-7790.

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

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

BRISTOL

44TH RUNNING OF THE MUM-A-THON.  7 a.m., Race day registration. 8:15 a.m., Kids’ Fun Run. 8:30 a.m., 5K Road Race and 5K Fitness Walk. Immanuel Lutheran School, 154 Meadows St., Bristol. $18 registration in advance. $20 after Sept. 21 and race day. Kids Fun Run is $5. CTMumAThon.com

MONDAY, SEPT. 30

SOUTHINGTON

THE HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT BRADLEY MEMORIAL CAMPUS AUXILIARY’S ANNUAL FASHION GALA. 6 p.m. Residents and hospital staff will model clothes from Chico’s, Kathy Faber Designs, and Modern Formals of Southington. Makeup by Mary Kay. Proceeds benefit Bradley Memorial campus’s new medical equipment and the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s new cancer center. Aqua Turf, Mullberry Street, Plantsville. $50 for dinner and show. Tickets available at the Bradley gift shop, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. Adriana.Asciuto@gmail.com, kpagano@thocc.org

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

BRISTOL

MUMS FOR SALE. Fall colors and dozens of varieties for sale. The Growing Center at Bristol Adult Resource Center, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2

BRISTOL

BRISTOL MAYOR’S TASK FORCE ON HIV/AIDS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL. 6 p.m. Federal Hill Green, Bristol. Christina.Cipriani@hdisp.org, (860) 589-6433.

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. 5

BRISTOL

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH FREE TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to noon. Multiple families with books, toys, household items, clothes. All items are free. Grace Baptist Church, 736 King St., Bristol. (860) 582-3840.

THE 13TH MEMORIAL HELEN COUGHLIN WALKATHON FOR PARC. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chili cookoff. Norton Park, Plainville. Download a team registration at PlainvilleARC.org. (860) 747-0316, PARC.Plainville@gmail.com

TUESDAY, OCT. 8

BRISTOL

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL FASHION SHOW. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Show at 6:30 p.m. Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Ave., Farmington. $35, includes dinner. DSawe57@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

BRISTOL

25TH CLASS REUNION BRISTOL CENTRAL CLASS OF 1988. For further details or to register, email BCRams88@yahoo.com

A PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY. Noon. Bristol City Hall, 111 North Main St., Bristol.

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 Newport Wharf area. (860) 793-1446 for instructions on registering.

NOV. 22, 23

BRISTOL

CRAFT SHOW VENDORS NEEDED. Yankee Peddlar Fair, Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

BRISTOL

BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 40TH REUNION. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Bchs-73@yahoo.com. Include name, address, phone, cell, email, and date of birth. (860) 675-3088.

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY. Depart Muzzy Field, Bristol at 7:30 p.m. Return to Bristol at 7:30 p.m. “On Your Own Style.” Dropped off at Macy’s and at 5th Avenue. $60 per seat. Register, BristolRec.com, Space is limited. Optional tickets may be bought for the Radio City Christmas show at the 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. show. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.us

NOW thru DEC. 31

‘DOLLS: NO ORDINARY PLAYTHINGS.’ An exhibition featuring the collection of Mary Forcier. Lecture on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on “Dolls Around the World.” Nov. 10, a story book reading at 2 p.m. on Raggedy Ann and Andy. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.

NOW thru SEPT. 30

SOUTHINGTON

EXHIBIT OF PASTEL AND WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS BY JANE M. WHITE. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonOrchards.org

NOW thru NOV. 24

OTHER

‘JACOB COLLINS: RECENT WORK.’ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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. Exhibition of 24 works on loan from Adelson Galleries and private collectors. Collins has been commissioned to paint many luminaries such as J. Paul Getty, Jr. and President George H.W. Bush, as well as paint the Forbes family properties in Normandy, France. New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.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 Britain Museum 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 SEPT. 29

SOUTHINGTON

‘KEEPIN’ IT REAL.’ An exhibition of works by Connecticut artists Ajay Brainard, Sean Michanczyk, Charles Santarpia, and Eric Stegmaier. All on the forefront of the representational art scene. Closing reception on Sept. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plantsville.

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.

SET-BACK CARDS AND CUT THROAT. Through December. 7 to 10 p.m. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860 223-9306.

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.

Performance

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13

OTHER

KATHY WAKILE OF ‘THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY.’ Part of the Reality Check series. 7 p.m. Will judge the funal round of Mohegan Sun’s Chef Showdown. The Shops concourse, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

OTHER

FILTHY FRIDAY COMIX: ROTTEN RELATIONSHIPS EDITION. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

‘THE MOUTH.’ A storytelling series. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by WNPR personality Chion Wolf. The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $5. Reservations. (860) 280-3130.

SEPT. 13, 14

OTHER

NATE BARGATZE. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20, $40, and $50. ComxatFoxwoods.com

SEPT. 13 to 28

OTHER

‘WHISKEY TANGO.’ A musical. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students with ID.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

OTHER

‘AS YOU LIKE IT.’ Performed by The Castle Theatre Company of Durham University, UK. 2 p.m. Performed on the lawn of the Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free will offering accepted. Rain or shine.

PLAYHOUSE ON PARK’S COMEDY SERIES. 8 p.m. Three comedians. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $15. BYOB. (860) 523-5900. PlayhouseonPark.org

COMEDY NIGHT WITH JOHNNY LAMPERT. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $14, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

SEPT. 14, 21

SOUTHINGTON

AUDITIONS FOR ‘MEET YOU AT THE COPA.’ Held by Fantango Theater Productions. For an open audition for dances, ages 18 to 40 plus, be prepared to perform a short dance routine at audition. For singers, 20 to 60 plus, bring an instrumental CD, or CDs that show singer’s range and styles. One Factory Square, Southington. Call (860) 276-0114 or (860) 919-0399 for appointment time.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15

OTHER

WHOLE LINE COMIX. 8 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15

BRISTOL

AUDITIONS FOR 10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOWCASE OF STARS. 4 to 6:30 p.m. “Peace on Earth.” For adults, children ages 4 to 12, and teens. Come prepared to sing a song- even a Happy Birthday will do. Everyone will have a part in the choruses. Auditions are for possible solos. St. Anthony Church Hall, 111 School St., Bristol. (860) 585-6039, (86) 589-5692, (860) 585-6748.

SEPT. 15, 16

OTHER

AUDITIONS FOR ‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.’ 5 to 7 p.m. both days for children 5 to 12 and 7 to 10 p.m., for adults and teens. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. (860) 283-8558, katel@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org, landmarkcommunitytheatre.org

SEPT. 17 to 22

OTHER

‘MISS SAIGON.’ Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 .m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $22.50. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.

 SEPT. 19 to 22

OTHER

BOB LEVY, AKA ‘THE REVEREND. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Nasty-themed 10:30 p.m. performance on Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 on the day of the show. 1-800-200-2882. ComixatFoxwoods.com

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.

OTHER

MELISSA GORGA OF ‘THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY.’ 9 p.m. Will sign copies of her book, “Love Italian Style.” She will only sign her book. The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

COMEDY NIGHT: MIKE MCDONALD. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

OTHER

THE RICH BADOWSKI BAND. With Steve Balkun. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

ANTHONY JESELNIK. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $37.50, $50. Two-drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.com, (800)200-2882.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

BRISTOL

‘A NIGHT OF COMEDY.’ Benefit for the Bristol High School Football Booster Club. 6 p.m., doors open. 7 p.m., dinner served. 8 p.m., show. Pasta meal and a show. Cash bar. (860) 584-8318, (860) 582-2324. BristolCentralFootball@gmail.com

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

Support

OCT. 9, NOV. 13

BRISTOL

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS. 6 p.m. Funded by a grant fro the Petit Family Foundation. Free. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 NOW thru DEC. 26

BRISTOL

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP. Thursday, 10 a.m., through Dec. 12. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 through Dec. 26.

 ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

HEALING EMOTIONALLY ABUSED LIVES (HEAL). Second Tuesday of the 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hospital of Central Connecticut, 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. Bristol Hospital 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 Lutheran Church, 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 Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Rd., Plainville. 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St. www.ct-al-anon.org (888) 825-2666.

AL-ANON MEETING - 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Bristol Baptist Church, 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

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 Methodist Church 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

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

PLAINVILLE

WALK WITH A DOC. 9 a.m. Sign-in at 8:30 a.m. 30-minute walk and health tips from Richard Scarlett, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Presented by Hartford HealthCare. Norton ark, Plainville. HartfordHealthCare.org/walkwithdoc, 1-877-914-WALK.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17

BRISTOL

DISCIPLINING YOUR TODDLER. 6 to 8 p.m. A sliding scale of fees and scholarships available to low income families. The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register, (860) 585-3481.

 SATURDAY, SEPT. 21

PLAINVILLE

SOUND HEALING. 12 to 4 p.m. Includes dinner. A four hour healing session, gravity chair, angel pendants,CD, angel wings. $60 includes dinner and healing. RockWells Dance Hall 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-0003, YourHolisticEvents@gmail.com

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

BRISTOL

POTTY TRAINING BOOT CAMP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. A sliding scale of fees and scholarships available to low income families. The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register, (860) 585-3481.

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

Meetings

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19

BRISTOL

BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB. 10 a.m., business meeting. 11;30 a.m., lunch. Noon, speaker, Colleen Plimpton portrays Beatrix Farrand, the first female architect. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Open to the public for speaker only. (860) 879-2921.

Music

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13

OTHER

MR. BROWN. DJ set. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Shrine Asian Kitchen, Lounge, and Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. Ladies free admission all night. Gentlemn, $10 at the door. ShrineMGMFoxwoods, (860) 312-8888.

THE MACHINE. 8 p.m. Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven. $20. ToadsPlace.com

SPIRIT SHAKER. Cook’s, 203 Church St., Naugatuck.

CRACKED ICE. 9 p.m. Special guest James Montgomery. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

BRISTOL

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

OTHER

O’BROTHER. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. TheSpaceCT.com

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15

BRISTOL

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

KARAOKE CONTEST FINALS. 3 p.m. Must sign in at 3 p.m. First contestant sings at 4 p.m. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain.. with song choice for final contest. (860) 223-9306.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17

BRISTOL

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18

BRISTOL

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

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19

BRISTOL

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

WILLIE NILE. 8 p.m. Infinity Hall, 20 West Greenwoods Rd. (Route 44), Norfolk. $20, $28. InfinityHall.com/events/willie-nile

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. Derynoski School, 240 Main St., Southington. Register. ConnecticutIcon.com, (860) 276-1966.

PLAINVILLE

KALEIDOS. 7:30 p.m. Taiwanese multi-percussionist Sayun Chang and Puerto Rican classical guitarist Yovianna Garcia. Church of Our Saviour, 115 West Main St., Plainville.

OTHER

RADIO GIANTS. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. (860) 312-5201, Davin@TheScorpionBar.com, 21-plus.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24

OTHER

JIMMY CLIFF. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN. 8 p.m. “Dreamchaser: In Concert.” The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Bushnell.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25

OTHER

BLACK JOE LEWIS. The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. TheSpaceCT.com

MICHAEL BUBLE. XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

BRISTOL

REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR THE BRISTOL STRING ORCHESTRA. Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (7 to 7:30 p.m for new players). Musicians range from 6 to senior citizens. Wide range of musical skills on violin, viola, cello, and bass. Sponsored by Fiddlin’ Around Music, 248 Main St., Bristol. No charge to join. Free performance is slated for Dec. 7 at 3 p.m Prospect United Methodist Church. (860) 589-3724, (860) 584-2868.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

OTHER

THE MACHINE. 8 p.m. Unplugged. Infinity Hall, Route 44, Norfolk. $39, and $59. InfinityHall.com

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.

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. Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (18 and up to sing), Fridays, 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21 and up), Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21 and up). All genres of music, full service bar/ restaurant. Karaoke Lounge, 1639 Wolcott Rd., Wolcott. (203) 879-4785.

Seniors

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.

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING. Mondays, 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.