Listings for Sept. 27

Dining listings

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

OTHER

THE ART OF WINE. Presented by the Arts for Learning Connecticut. 6 to 9 p.m. Laurel View Golf and Country Club, 310 W. Shepard Ave., Hamden. $45. (203) 230-8101.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

ANNUAL WINETASTING. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Benefit for Bristol Community Organization’s Dial-A-Ride program. Includes silent auction, Italian table, hors d’oeuvres. Nuchie’s Restaurant, Central Street, Forestville. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (860) 584-2725.

 

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 ConnecticutBurn Center at BristolHospital. Waverly Inn, 286 Maple Ave., Cheshire. $35. CharityCyclingChallenge.com

 

PASTA DINNER AND YOUTH SERVICE AUCTION FUND RAISER. 5:30 p.m. Fund raiser for the Youth Mission Trip 2014 for AsburyUnitedMethodistChurch. Pasta with sauce, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. Youth Service auction begins immediately following dinner. $10 per person. Children 4 to 10, $5. 3 and under free. Asbury United MethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

 

PLAINVILLE

ROAST PORK DINNER. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes, vegetable, assorted breads, and apple crisp for dessert. 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.

 

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to noon. Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Prizes. Visit from Rocky The Rockcat. $6. Children under 7 free

 

PLAINVILLE

AMERICAN LEGION WOMAN’S AUXILIARY POST 33 BBQ CHICKEN DINNER. 12 to 4 p.m. Tossed salad, three types of cold salads, baked beans, corn on the cob, desserts. 50/50 raffle. 7 Race Ave., Plainville. $7. Tickets sold in advance or at the door.

 

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.

 

NOW thru OCT. 5

BRISTOL

1ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION/ OKTOBERFEST AT BARLEY VINE. German food and specials along with beer tastings at 7 p.m. from Firefly Hollow Brewing (Sept. 27), Shebeen Breen (Oct. 2) and Cavalry Brewing (Oct. 3Barley Vine, 182 Main St., Bristol.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

PLAINVILLE

THE FRIENDS OF THE PLAINVILLE LIBRARY SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. for a $3 entry fee. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free with a 2 to 3 p.m. bag of books sale. Large selection of hardcover and paperbacks. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Bristol.

 

SEPT. 27, 28

PLAINVILLE

TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Our Lady of Mercy, Parish Hall, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission for Friday only.

 

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. ImmanuelLutheranSchool, 154 Meadows St., Bristol. $18 registration in advance. $20 after Sept. 21 and race day. Kids Fun Run is $5. CTMumAThon.com

 

PLAINVILLE

BENEFIT FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Fund raiser for Plainville Food Pantry and the Connecticut Humane Society Pet Food Pantry. Readers, massage, jewelry, CranioSacral, hypnotist, gluten free bakery, reiki, essential oils, dream catchers, macrobiotic chef, tai chi, more. Rockwells, 161-B Woodford Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-0022, YourHolisticEvents@gmail.com

 

OTHER

A GIANT TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features Halloween and Christmas decorations, ornaments, household items, and more. Lunch, coffee, and dessert available. St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 54 Winter St., New Britain.

 

 

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 BristolAdultResourceCenter, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 1

SOUTHINGTON

TOM MAYER. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Local painter and art teacher will conduct an art critique. Each artist should bring one or two finished or unfinished paintings. Those not wishing to participate are welcome to learn from the suggestions and comments. No charge. Registration not required. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-9104.

 

OTHER

MISS CONNECTICUT GOLF INVITATIONAL. Register at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cocktail hour from 3 to 4 p.m. Dinner, reception, and prizes starting at 4 p.m. Benefits the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey and other local titleholders will be on hand. Blackledge Country Club, 180 West St., Hebron. (860) 338-1205, pam@letstalkeventplanning.com

 

OCT. 1 to 30

SOUTHINGTON

DAN RYCHLEC OF SOUTHINGTON. Art exhibit, “Darker Places.” The Gallery at The Orchards

34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

 

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.

 

AN EVENING WITH MARIA SANCHEZ OF SWEET MARIA’S BAKERY. 6:30 p.m. Coffee, cookie samples, cookbook signing and more. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Registration required. (860) 584-7790.

 

OTHER

‘APPALACHIAN IMPRESSIONS.’ A fund raiser for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. 7 p.m. Documentary screened. Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple St., New Haven. $30 suggested donation. Free admission for children 13 and under.

 

PROGRAM ON HEALING. 7 to 9 p.m. Presenter Jim Bradly, an Episcopal priest. Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $25 offering for the day program, which includes lunch. $15 for the evening program. Open to men and women. Advance registration appreciation. (860) 677-8519. OurLadyofCalvary.com

 

COMIC-FANTASY AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER MOORE. 7:30 p.m. Mark Twain House and MuseumCenter, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $25. $20 for museum members. (860) 280-3130.

 

OCT. 2-NOV. 13

OTHER

PLAYWRITING COURSE WITH SARAH MOON. 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $40. (860) 247-0998, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

OTHER

‘AN INGLORIOUS PEACE OR A DISHONORABLE WAR: MARK TWAIN’S VIEWS ON CONFLICT.’ Reception for new exhibit. 5:30 p.m. The Manhattan Contemporary Chamber will perform a setting of Twain’s “The War Prayer” for tenor and string quartet by composer Richard Auldon Clark. Exhibit runs through Jan. 31. Open during regular museum hours for a $5 museum-only admission or free when you purchase a ticket to tour the Mark Twain House. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

‘DOUBLE INDEMNITY.’ 2 p.m. Part of the “Afternoon at the Bijou! Films.” Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. FarmingtonLibraries.org, (860) 673-6791.

 

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.

 

THE JOHN E. TAVERA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. 5 p.m. Scholarship fund raiser. Rain or shine and includes a picnic buffet, free draft beer, a cash bar, raffle prizes and live entertainment. The pavilion at the St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville. Tickets are $25 per person and will be available at the door, or by contacting Joseph Tavera at (860)582-2878, Joe.Tavera@comcast.net, Frank Tavera at Ftavera@snet.net or Lee Santorso at 150 Central St., downtown Forestville. Donations to the John E. Tavera Memorial Fund can be mailed to: P.O. Box 1262, Bristol CT, 06011-1262.

 

PARISH EUCHARISTIC ADORATION. Part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign. Join between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nocturnal Adoration from 7 to 8 p.m. St. Anthony Church, 11 School St., Bristol.

 

‘FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE.’ Following the noon Mass and will continue to midnight. St. Stanislaus Church will participate in the international prayer movement, praying for the end to abortion. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Public welcome.

 

OCT. 4 to NOV. 3

BRISTOL

THE WITCH’S DUNGEON CLASSIC MOVIE MUSEUM. Fridays to Sundays. Weekend evenings, 7 to 10 p.m. 47th year. Longest running Halloween attraction in the country. Tribute to the actors and makeup artists from classic horror, science fiction and fantasy films. Not recommended for children under 6. Not handicapped accessible. Non-profit museum. 90 Battle St., Bristol. $2 donation all ages. PreserveHollywood.org. (860) 583-8306.

 

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. GraceBaptistChurch, 736 King St., Bristol. (860) 582-3840.

 

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

 

‘DESTINED TO BECOME GLORIA DEI.’ 1 p.m. Bristol Historical Society President Tom Dickau will make a multimedia presentation about the found of the Bethesda Lutheran and Lebanon Lutheran Churches of Bristol, the influences of the Swedish culture, and how world events affected their growth. The two churches merged to become Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Part of the 50 year celebration of the church on Camp Street. Free. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol.

 

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

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

SOUTHINGTON

PREMIERE SCREENING OF ‘ANIMAL BEHAVIOR.’ Starring Jim Williams and Mike Finland. A story of Tugger and Ripper, two seemingly normal house cats. But Tugger has a plan. He’s in love with his owner’s girlfriend. He seeks world domination to win her heart. Screening on Center Street, Southington during the Apple Harvest Festival. ElmwoodProductions.com

 

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. Opposite BristolCity Hall, 111 North Main St., Bristol.

 

BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978. 35th class reunion. Casual attire. Bristol Elks Club. Contact Andrea Botto Adams, (860) 584-9045.

 

THE BRISTOL LIONS CLUB ‘FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL’ AND CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family friendly festival. Face painting, dance party with Joann the DJ, sand art, pie eating contest, cariacaturist, magician, games make your own candles, DIY Tie Dye Boot, craft fair, chocolate treats, apples, pumpkin rolls, and S’more’s booth. Bake sale and food booth by Lions Club. (860) 597-4835. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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

BRISTOL

FREEDOM FUND BANQUET OF THE BRISTOL CHAPTER NAACP.  4 p.m. Keynote speaker, lawyer and philanthropist Jeffrey Dressler of Hartford. Double Tree Hotel, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. $70 donation per person, which includes membership. Vnlb241@gmail.com

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

BRISTOL

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE BRISTOL POLISH CLUB.  8 p.m., doors open. Bring your own snacks. Cash prizes for the best costumes. Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $10 at the door.

 

NOV. 22, 23

BRISTOL

CRAFT SHOW VENDORS NEEDED. Yankee Peddlar Fair, Asbury United MethodistChurch, 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. 7

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO THE WRENTHAM PREMIUM OUTLET. Presented by the Woman’s Club of Plainville. 8 a.m., leave the Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. 4:30 p.m., bus leaves Wrentham Mall. 6:30 p.m., return to Plainville Library. $38 per person. Includes transportation, driver’s tip, movie, bottled water, and snack on the return trip. Bus activities include bus bingo, movies, snacks. The bus will be available to store your purchases. Reserve a seat by check by Nov. 15. Send to Linda Roche (860) 833-8106, P.O. Box 295, Plainville, CT06062. Make check payable to the Woman’s Club of Plainville.

 

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 OCT. 3

OTHER

“NORTHEAST LANDSCAPES.” Exhibit by artist Victor Leger. Monday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Chen Fine Arts Center, Maloney Hall, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. Art.ccsu.edu/gallery.html, (860) 832-2633, evangelist_paf@mail.ccsu.edu

 

NOW thru 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.

 

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 EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.

 

NOW thru JAN. 5

OTHER

‘BODIES REVEALED.’ Visitors get a chance to see the complex systems of the human body. ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. General admission $19 for adults, $14 for youth (ages 4 to 18), $16.50 seniors (65 plus), ages 3 and under are free. CTScienceCenter.org

 

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 BritainMuseum 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 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 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.

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

BRISTOL

SPELLBOUND. 9 p.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

FACE 4 RADIO. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol.

 

OTHER

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

 

RONNIE EARL AND THE BROADCASTERS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $42, $57. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

BRISTOL

DUDE, YOUR MOM CALLED. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

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

 

BRISTOL BRASS AND WIND ENSEMBLE. Special guest Bristol Choral Society. 4 p.m. First concert of the fall. Marches, music by John Williams from “Star Wars,” “Jaws,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” a Dixieland Jazz Concerto, and selections prepared by the choral Society. Patriotic music as well. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. Monetary donations accepted. (860) 584-5112 www.BBandWE.org

 

OTHER

LAST LICKS, SPIRIT SHAKER, BONZAI TREES. 7 p.m. Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain.

 

‘PIPES IN THE VALLEY!” With The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Screaming Orphans, Pub Crawlers, Dicey Riley, The Jolly Beggars and The Mighty Ploughboys. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Plus Irish stepdancing, birds of prey and more. MortensenRiverfrontPlaza, downtown Hartford.

 

KENNY VANCE AND THE PLANOTONES. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $42, $72. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

WATERBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. “Force of Nature.” 8 p.m. Featuring harpist Ann Hobson Pilot. NVCCFineArtsCenter, 759 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. $20, $30, $50. Student rush, $5.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

BRISTOL

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

 

SOUTHINGTON

AN AUTUMN SONGFEST. 2 p.m. David Nelson on keyboards, Steve Nyren on guitar. Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and other classics. Peace Café, First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington. No tickets needed. Free will offering to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Refreshments, coffee, and tea. $1 each.

 

OTHER

TRIVIUM. With Devil Driver, After the Burial, and Sylosis. Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven. ToadsPlace.com

 

ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE. 2 p.m. WindsorArtsCenter, 40 Mechanic St., Windsor. $10. (860) 688-2528. WindsorArtCenter.org

 

EAT, DRINK, DANCE. HARTBEAT’S BOOGIE DOWN BENEFIT. 2 to 5 p.m. Barbecue lunch, open bar, live music, awards. Black Eyed Sally’s, 350 Asylum, Hartford. $75 to $10- per person. HartBeatEnsemble.org. (860) 548-9144 ext. 115.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

OTHER

CONNECTICUT ACCORDION ASSOCIATION. 1 p.m. Jazz quartet featuring accordionist Joe Cerrito, along with Ralph Corbo, Mike Rasimas, and Mitchell Guido on bass, drums, and sax respectively. East Street Eatery at Farmingbury Hills Golf Course, 141 East St., Wolcott. $10 cover. Reservations recommended. RSVP by Sept. 27. (203) 272-1202, CTAccordion.com

 

IL VOLO. Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford. Ticketmaster.com

 

BILLY JOE SHAVER WITH CHUCK MEAD AND HIS GRASSY KNOLL BOYS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $27, $37. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 1

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

DJ ABOVE AND BEYOND. Part of “I Love EDM Tuesdays.” 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Shrine Asian Kitchen, Lounge, and Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. $20. www.ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com

 

THE OUTTA SITES AND THE NEANDERTHALS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $12, $22. BridgeStreetLive.com

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2

BRISTOL

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

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

OTHER

ADRIAN LEGG. 9 p.m. The Bayou North, 109 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

BRISTOL

CONCERT OF ORGAN AND PIANO MUSIC AND DINNER. Performed by Bill Degan and FarmingtonHigh School senior Chris Davenport. 7 p.m. Lemon chicken dinner served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for $10. Reservations required. (860) 583-8352. Concert features pieces by Dubois, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Liszt. BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol.

 

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.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

OTHER

KATHLEEN MADIGAN. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $42.50, and $55 in advance. Two drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

RUSSELL PETERS. 9 p.m. MGM Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $45, $55, $65. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

DUELING COMIX PIANOS. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

‘MADD ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT.’ 8 p.m. Fund raiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Mohegan Sun Cabaret, Uncasville. $25. VIP, $49.99. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

OTHER

PRE-GAME COMIX AND FOOTBALL. 7:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $10, $20, and $30. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

OCT. 2-20

OTHER

‘OTHELLO.’ Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $22.50 to $32.50. PlayhouseonPark.org, (860) 523-5900.

 

OCT. 3-5

OTHER

GARY GULMAN. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Add $10 on the day of the show. Two-drink minimum. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

OCT. 11 to 13

BRISTOL

‘SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL.’ Bristol Theatre Arts production. Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. ChippensHillMiddle School auditorium, Bristol. $17 for matinees. $20 for evening performances. $2 discounts for seniors and children under 18. BristolTheatreArts.org

 

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

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

BRISTOL

THE SENSATIONAL DAN LAROSA COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW. Adult comedy. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show time. Cash bar, bring your own snacks. After, DJ will spin dance tunes. Bristol Polish Club Hall, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20. BrownPaperTickets.com, search Dan La Rosa.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

BRISTOL

‘PEACE ON EARTH.’ The 10th annual Holiday Showcase of Stars. 7 p.m. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, Bristol. (860) 585-6039, (860) 589-5692, (860) 585-6748.

 

NOW thru OCT. 26

OTHER

‘SOUTH PACIFIC.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster SquareRd., Berlin. CTCabaret.com

 

Seniors listings

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.

 

Support group

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 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

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

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.

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 30

PLAINVILLE

FAMILY GAME NIGHT. 6:30 p.m. Fun with board games. Share your own game or try one from the Plainville Public Library’s collection. No registration necessary. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

 

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. BushnellPark, Hartford (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

Health listings

TUESDAY, OCT. 1

BRISTOL

NUTRITION AND YOUNG CHILDREN. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and ChildCenter, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $5 for parents, $6 for early care providers. Pre-register. (860) 585-3481.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2

OTHER

DINNER WITH THE DOC. 5 p.m. Dr. Alahmadi, Doug Barber (physical therapist), and Robert Schmelzer (exercise physiologist) will hold panel discussion on back pain. Dinner included. Free. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. (860) 229-3707. JeromeHome.org

 

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

 

 

"South Pacific" is now playing at the Connecticut Cabaret Theater in Berlin.

“South Pacific” is now playing at the Connecticut Cabaret Theater in Berlin.