Listings for Oct. 4

Dining listings

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

ANNUAL WINE TASTING. 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.

 

PLAINVILLE

PIZZA PARTY FUND RAISER. For the Plainville Democratic Town Committee. A variety of pizzas, salad, dessert, soda, and coffee. Capri Restaurant, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. PlainvilleDTC@gmail.com, (860) 402-3873.

 

OCT. 4, 5

OTHER

SUN BREWFEST. Tasting session 1, Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. in Uncas Ballroom. Tasting session 2, Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Uncas Ballroom. BrewBunch, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sunburst Buffet. Live entertainment. Home brew demonstrations, interactive games. $25 for each tasting, $75 for BrewBrunch. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com, Sunbrewfest.com

 

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. Plainville United MethodistChurch, 56 Red Stone Hill Rd., Plainville. $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

 

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.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELK’S FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Chicken masala or stuffed fish. Soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and butter, coffee or tea and dessert. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $8 per person, all inclusive. Call ahead for fish, (860) 583-3350.

 

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. Shebeen Breen (Oct. 2) and Cavalry Brewing (Oct. 3) Barley Vine, 182 Main St., Bristol.

Music listings

OCT. 4 to 12

OTHER

BACHTOBERFEST. Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from $35.50 to $70.50. For complete schedule, go to HartfordSymphony.org

 

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.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

DR. CHARLES KAPLAN. Music by the Beatles, Paul Simon, and Van Morrison. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hill-stead Museum Farmer’s Market. 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington.

 

THE KENN MORR BAND.  5 p.m., 7 p.m. Firebox, 539 Broad St., Hartford. Kennmorr.com

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 9

BRISTOL

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

 

TAKE 6. 7:30 p.m. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $30, $45. (860) 444-7373, ext. 1. www.GardeArts.org

 

OTHER

A DAY TO REMEMBER. With All Time Low and Pierce the Veil. 6:45 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $34.50. MoheganSun.com

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC WITH PETE AND GARY PATRONE. Downtown Café, 118 Main 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, OCT. 4

OTHER

‘AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER AND HIS HAIR.’ 8 p.m. $38. The Bushnell, Mortensen Hall, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Bushnell.org

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

BRISTOL

‘A NIGHT ON BROADWAY WITH CHRISTINA MICARI.’ Presented by Martino’s Italian Market and Restaurant. 6:30 p.m. Acclaimed soprano will sing a selection of songs from Broadway musicals. Menu includes butlered hors d’oeuvres, Martino’s Signature Salad, housemade ricotta gnocchi with fresh pomodoro sauce. Your choice of dinner entrée, roasted Long Island duck breast, roasted filet of Sea Bass, Barolo braised short ribs of beef, white chocolate raspberry mouse cake. Martino’s Italian Market and Restaurant, 948 Terryville Ave., Bristol. $60 per person. Reservations required. (860) 585-3585.

 

OTHER

MOCHRIE AND SHERWOOD IMPROV CAFÉ. Doors open at 7 p.m. 8 p.m. show. JorgensenCenter for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Rd., Storrs. $60 for cabaret tables, $51 for risers, $44 mezzazine, and $40 for balcony. (860) 486-4226.

 

OCT. 5 to 20

OTHER

‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $23 for adults and $19.50 for seniors and students. (860) 283-6250. LandMarkCommunityTheatre.org

 

OCT. 6, 7

OTHER

AUDITIONS. 7 to 10 p.m. For Main Stage productions of “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Higgins in Harlem,” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Also for Playhouse on the Edge shows, “Theatre Uncut” and “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek.” And for the Young Audience series, “The Main Street Kids’ Club: A Mathstart Musical,” and “A Year With Frog and Toad. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. All roles paid. By appointment only. PlayhouseonPark.org. (860) 523-5900. Ext. 10.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 7

SOUTHINGTON

‘AMERICAN BANDSTAND: A TRIBUTE TO DICK CLARK.’ Noon to 3:45 p.m. Dinner and a show featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $57. 1-800-528-7429.

 

OCT. 8, 9

SOUTHINGTON

AUDITIONS FOR ‘ALL IN THE TIMING.’ Southington Community Theatre. Tuesday and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Be prepared to read from the script. Roles available for ages 3 and up. Show will run Nov. 21-23. Southington Community Theatre Hall, 1237 Marion Ave. (the old Marion Firehouse), Marion. SoutingtonCommunityTheatre.org, SouthingtonCommunityTheatre@gmail.org

 

OCT. 10-12

OTHER

TOM SEGURA. 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 day of show. Two drink minimum. 21-plu. 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. 20

OTHER

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

 

NOW thru OCT. 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.

 

NOW thru OCT. 26

OTHER

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

 

Senior 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 groups

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.

 

Miscellaneous listings

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, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

OTHER

GRAVEYARD SHIFT GHOST TOURS. 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20 for adults, $16 for members, $13 for children 16 and under. (Recommended for ages 10 and up.) Reservations required. (860) 280-3130.

 

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.

 

A WILDERNESS SURVIVAL AND WELLNESS FIELD DAY. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presenters from various backgrounds and expertise will share various wilderness-related skills. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. $5 entrance fee. Family friendly event.

 

OTHER

MAKING STORIES OUT OF EXPERIENCE WITH OKEY NDIBE: A WRITING WORKSHOP. 1 to 4 p.m. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $40. Register. (860) 280-3130.

 

THE THIRD ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL. 12 to 6 p.m. University of Hartford’s GrayConferenceCenter, 200 Bloomfield Ave., WestHartford. $10, students $5. NewEnglandUff.webs.com

 

16TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. 7:30 p.m. GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. $10. (860) 444-7373. GardeArts.org

 

OCT. 5, 6

OTHER

10TH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND REAL ESTATE EXPO. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden. (860) 265-4414. CTREIA.com

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

OTHER

FIRST SUNDAY GALLERY TALK: A CLOSER LOOK: THEODATE AND SPIRITUALISM. 1 p.m. Hillstead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free. (860) 677-4787. Hillstead.org

 

MONDAY, OCT. 7

BRISTOL

OSIA LODGE NO. 1826 FALL SCHOLARSHIP CARD PARTY. 6 to 9 p.m. Door prizes, raffle, refreshments. St. Anthony Church Hall, 111 School St., Bristol. (860) 583-9738.

 

OTHER

MONDAY NIGHT FILMS. 6:30 p.m. “Death in Venice” (1971). Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. (860) 673-6791.

 

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

 

OTHER

RECEPTION FOR ‘OIL AND WATER DO MIX.’ Two person art show featuring the work of Jane Carroll and Gil Fahey. 6 to 8 p.m. Show runs through Oct. 31. Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. FarmingtonLibraries.org, (860) 673-6791.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9

OTHER

‘MARK MY WORDS.’ 8 p.m. ‘An evening with Sue Grafton, Alice Hoffman, Scott Turow.’ Moderated by David Baldacci. The Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven. $68, $48, and $28. TwainMarkMyWords.com, 1-888-736-2663.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HOSPITAL MULTI-SPECIALTY GROUP OPEN HOUSE. 6:30 p.m. Welcome the new physicians. BristolHospitalPerioperativeSurgeryCenter, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol. BristolHospital.org

 

OTHER

DISCUSSION OF ‘AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOL. 2.’ Led by Benjamin Griffin, who edited the book, and Mark Twain historian Steve Courtney. 7 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Free. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 247-0998.

 

OCT. 10-31

SOUTHINGTON

ST. PAUL’S PUMPKIN PATCH. 2 to 7 p.m., weekdays. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Pick the perfect pumpkin. St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8486.

 

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, caricaturist, 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.

 

BRISTOL

ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL’S ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors needed. St.MatthewSchool, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 583-5214.

 

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

 

OCTOBER

BRISTOL

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

 

NOW thru OCT. 30

SOUTHINGTON

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

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

 

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 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 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.

 

Meetings listings

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

BRISTOL

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. 8 to 9:15 a.m. Speaker: Alison Perrin on “Maximizing Social Security, What You Need to Know.” Consider bringing non-perishable food items to donate to the Plymouth Food Bank. (860) 584-4718, info@centralctchamber.org

 

MONDAY, OCT. 7

OTHER

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Donations of fabric shop gift cards, 100 percent cotton fabric, quilting materials, used vacuum cleaner and gallon Ziplock bags accepted. HaroldLeeverRegionalCancerCenter, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184,

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 8

BRISTOL

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Organization makes quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. Currently, quilts are donated to six Connecticut hospitals including Bristol Hospital. Volunteers sought. Donations of shop gift cards, 100 percent cotton fabric, quilting materials, used vacuum cleaner, and gallon Ziplock bags accepted. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatcare.Deb@gmail.com

 

Kids listings

SATURDAY, OCT. 5

BRISTOL

FAMILY FARMS DAY. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Afternoon hayrides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, magic, hands on activities, performers, and more. Walk around mascots as well as characters from the Bristol Theatre Arts production of “Seussical the Musical.” Build a Scarecrow Shindig, 12 to 3 p.m. Activities held by the Bristol Fire Department, Federal Hill Association, Bristol Public Library, Imagine Nation Torch Club. 12th annual Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest at 2 p.m. Roberts Orchards, 125 Hill St., Bristol. Up the street, Minor’s Farm, Farmer Paul, and Daisy II will welcome to participate in pumpkin picking, inflatables, and other fun activities. Free. (860) 314-1400.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

OTHER

HAY DAY. Noon to 4 p.m. Wood Acres Farms returns with horse-drawn hay wagon rides. The band Gigglejuice will perform. The Hill-Steaders will provide hot dogs, chili, popcorn, desserts, and drinks in the Hay Day Food Court. Face painting. A Mastadon Hunt. Hay stack treasure hunt. A seasonal craft. HillSteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free. Food and activities require nominally priced tickets sold at the door. (860) 677-4787. Hillstead.org

 

MONDAY, OCT. 7

BRISTOL

FALL STORY TIME AND READING CLUBS BEGIN. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. 10 weeks. Free. Registration not required. For schedules go to BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021.

 

PLAINVILLE

MESSY ART MONDAY. 6:30 p.m. Monthly program for children in grades 2 to 5. Create art and let the library do the cleaning up. Be warned, things will get mess. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Registration needed. (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).

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

BRISTOL

8TH ANNUAL FORESTVILLE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Games, activities and all events free. No rain date. Register your carved pumpkin or scarecrow between 3 to 4:30 p.m. for judging. Late entries will not be judged. Each carved pumpkin will be entered into a gift card drawing and judged on Spookiest, Funniest, Most Creative, and Most Original. Scarecrow rules in Nuchie’s lobby, Central Avenue, Forestville. Prizes $50, $25, and $25. Costume parade at 5 p.m. from Manross Library followed by a Pet Parade at Simply Hair. Pumpkin illumination at dusk. Festival and awards presented by Forestville Village Association.

 

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

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

 

 

The Witch's Dungeon is open for the season on Battle Street in Bristol.

The Witch’s Dungeon is open for the season on Battle Street in Bristol.