Listings for Oct. 18

 

Phoenix Theater Co. continues its production of "The Rocky Horror Show" at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain.

Phoenix Theater Co. continues its production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain.

Music listings

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

OTHER

NORA JANE STRUTHERS AND THE PARTY LINE. 9 p.m. Bridge Street, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $12, $22. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

VANNA, Alpha & Omega Betrayal, The Greenery. Webster Underground, Hartford. WebsterTheater.com

 

SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m. Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Oak St., Manchester.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

BRISTOL

CHAPARRALS. Doors open. 7 to 11 p.m. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Set-ups and sodas available for sale. Singles welcome. Chapparals play a variety of music including country rock and music from the 1950s and 1960s. Saint Gregory Church, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-0187.

 

OTHER

THE ALLAGASH BAND. With special guest Rey Pelletier on the fiddle. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. $10. (860) 223-9306.

 

CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. 5:15 p.m. “Mozart-Requiem.” Ss. Cyril and MethodiusChurch, 63 Popielusko Ct., Hartford.

 

SELENA GOMEZ. 7 p.m. With Emblem3. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $66, $46, and $31. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

BRISTOL

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

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

FARMINGTON VALLEY CHORUS. 7:30 p.m. A cappella songs in the barbershop tradition. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. FarmingtonLibraries.org (860) 673-6791.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

PAUL THORN. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $37. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

OTHER

ATRINA. 9 p.m. Café Nine, New Haven. $5.

 

SCORPION IDOL. 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.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

OTHER

SONNY LANDRETH. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $50. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

OTHER

CONNECTICUT ACCORDION ASSOCIATION. 1 p.m. Music by Walter Lawrence. East Side Restaurant, 131 Dwight St., New Britain. Reserve your spot by Oct. 25. RSVP. (203)272-1202, CTAccordion.com

 

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. 18

OTHER

‘SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2013.’ 8 p.m. Features Aaron Turner, Amy Yakima, “Fik-Shun,” Hayley Erbert, Jasmine Harper, Jenna Johnson, Makenzie Dustman, Nico Greetham, Paul Karmiryan, and Tucker Knox. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $39.50. Ticketmaster. MoheganSun.com

 

THE ONION LIVE!. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. The Bushnell, Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35. Bushnell.org

 

OCT. 18 to NOV. 2

OTHER

‘ROCKY HORROR SHOW.’ Presented by Hole in the Wall Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with midnight shows on Oct. 18, 25, and 31. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. The Oct. 25 show is pay-what-you-can performance. HITW.org, (860) 229-3049.

 

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

 

CARLOS MENCIA. 8 p.m. MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $42.50, and $55. ComixatFoxwoods. (800) 200-2882.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 21

OTHER

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS. 7:30 p.m. Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven. (203) 624-1825. Shubert.com

 

OCT. 22-23

OTHER

‘POE DOWN BELOW: AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLEN POE.’ Presented by the Capital Classics Theatre Company and the Mark Twain House and Museum. 7 p.m. “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” performed in the style of old-time radio theater. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20. $15 for museum members. Reservations. (860) 280-3130.

 

OCT. 24-26

OTHER

TOM COTTER. Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Saturday at 10;30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general advance for Thursday, and $25 for Friday and Saturday. VIP tickets are $40 for Thursday and $50 for the other performances. Add $10 for day of sow. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

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

‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.’ Presented by The Phoenix Theater Company. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with midnight performances on Oct. 18, 26. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. $22 in advance, $26 at the door. Special VP seating in the first five rows of the front section can be bought at the door for an extra $4. Participation bags, refreshments, and cash bar available. Parking is free at parking garage across Chestnut Street from the theater. (860) 229-2072. PhoenixTheater.us, chris@phoenixtheater.us.

 

NOW thru NOV. 17

OTHER

‘MRS. MANNERLY.’ Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 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, $40 for general admission. Senior discount on Saturday matinees, $35. Center reserved service charge, add $15. College age student rush with ID, $15. Talk Back Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12. All free student matinee Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. (860) 527-7838.

 

NOW thru OCT. 20

OTHER

‘FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL.’ Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $22. Bushnell.org

 

NOW thru OCT. 19

OTHER

COMEDIAN SEAN PATTON. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru OCT. 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

 

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. 26

OTHER

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

 

Senior listings

MONDAY, OCT. 21

BRISTOL

GET THE FACTS ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. 1:30 p.m. Patty O’Brian, director of the North Central Region of the Alzheimer’s Association. Overview and list of warning signs, risk factors, diagnosis guidance, early detection benefits and differences between Alzheimer’s and normal memory loss. Video of real people in early dementia stages will be shown. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Free. Register. (860) 584-7895.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

PLAINVILLE

FREE FINANCIAL WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS LOOKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MANAGING MONEY AND ASSETS. 1 p.m. Presented by the CT MoneySchool. Learn how to create and manage a budget as a debt management tool. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

OTHER

‘DATING GAME: SENIOR EDITION.’ Benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association. 5:30 p.m. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. (860) 882-0802.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 29

BRISTOL

THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VAN. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare or Medicaid, you must do so during the Open Enrollment Period of Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Trained counselors will be available to sign up people for Medicare and Medicaid, and answer questions. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave.., Bristol. You must have an appointment. Call (860) 584-7895 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

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.

 

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.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

OTHER

LIQUID LOUNGE-TOTALLY 80s. 6 to 10 p.m. Break out your lace gloves, shoulder pads, and parachute pants. Exhibits, liquid delights, fabulous eats, live music, dancing. ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Circle, Hartford. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 21 plus. CTScienceCenter.org/Liquid.

 

EVENING ON THE HILL FUND RAISING AUCTION. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. Silent auction followed by live auction at 7 p.m. Items include vintage steamer trunks, an antique baby carriage, wicker, and more. Cocktails. Italian sampler table. Benefits the Historical SocietyMuseum, MilitaryMuseum, and Bristol Sports Hall of Fame. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. BristolHistoricalSociety.org, Facebook event page, (860) 583-6309.

 

OCT. 18-19

OTHER

‘HERE COMES HOMO LUMINOUS!’ An overnight retreat presented by Maria Decsy. Friday, 6:45 p.m. through Saturday, 3 p.m. Will touch upon the Mayan calendar, Inca, Hopi, and Tibetan prophesies. Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. Advance registration. (860) 677-8519. OurLadyofCalvary.com

 

OCT. 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.

 

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

 

WATCH IDENTIFICATION. 1 to 3 p.m. Micah Tasker of TheVintageWatchMan.com will help you learn about the history of your timepiece. American Clock and WatchMuseum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. $10 per watch, limit of three per person. ClockandWatchMuseum.org, (860) 583-6070.

 

PLAINVILLE

THE U.S. NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sea Cadet program is open to youths from ages 11 to 17 and meets two Wednesday evenings and one Saturday per month. No obligation to enlist. Program provides youth the opportunity to explore military life, making lasting relationships with cadets locally and abroad and to attend variety of trainings and excursions. Barque-Eagle-Division.org

 

INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 12 to 2 p.m. Mature adults who are single or married, working, or at home, are encouraged to become foster parents. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277, FosterCarePrograms@wheelerclinic.org

 

APPLE FRITTER AND TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for bargains and treat yourself to delicious apple fritters. GraceLutheranChurch, 222 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Free.

 

OTHER

ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. Sponsored by the Farmingbury Woman’s Club of Wolcott, GFWC. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 50 crafters featuring country wood, jewelry, floral design, candles, and more. Baked goods, basket raffles, and crafter raffle items. Refreshments include hot dogs, baked potatoes, pies. AlcottSchool, 1490 Woodtick Rd., Wolcott. Free. Farmingbury@yahoo.com

 

OCT. 19-20

BRISTOL

41ST ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Held by the Bristol Gem and Mineral Show. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gems, jewelry, minerals, crystals, fossils. Door prizes. Complimentary raffle ticket. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, lecture and Q&A about the “Geology of Connecticut.” $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Beals Senior and Community Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. BristolGem@hotmail.com, BristolGem.org

 

OCT. 19-20

OTHER

PUT THE SUNKEN GARDEN TO BED. 9 a.m. to noon. Gather with fellow garden enthusiasts to prepare the Hill-Stead’s historic sunken garden for winter. Light lunch provided. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. (860) 677-4787, ext. 170. Perbeckd@hillstead.org

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

BRISTOL

THE CITY OF BRISTOL’S HOPPERS BIRGE POND NATURE PRESERVE COMMITTEE’S 25TH ANNUAL FALL FOLIAGE HIKE. Meet at the Birge Pond Parking Lot, corner of Beech Street and Crescent Drive, Bristol at 1:30 p.m. Hike will focus on Legends of the Hoppers. Hiking boots or similar footwear recommended. Walking time is 1.5 hours at a slow pace. Steep inclines and trails are not groomed. All ages, and well-behaved dogs on a leash. Free and open to the public. Rain cancels.

 

TOM LEE, MASTER STORY TELLER FOR THE GROWN-UP SET. “Back to the Forest: Further Tales from the Brothers Grimm.” 2 p.m. Lee delivers not nursery fare, but real stories with deep roots, and emotion and terror. Not recommended for children. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $15. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

MONDAY, OCT. 21

PLAINVILLE

ABBE WADE, AKA P.R. BAILEY. Art League of Plainville. 6 p.m., socialize. 6:30 p.m., business meeting. 7 p.m., demonstration. Demonstration of watercolors, including pen and ink, pastels, making textures with saran wrap and lace. Small conference room, Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public welcome. (860) 589-3599.

 

‘THE GENOMIC ERA: A NEW BIOMEDICAL REVOLUTION.’ Presentation by Dr. Edison Liu of Jackson Laboratories. 7 p.m. TalcottMountainScienceCenter and Academy at 324 Montevideo Rd., Avon.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

PLAINVILLE

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. Bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy parking lot, Broad Street, Plainville at 8 a.m. Leaves casino at 4:30 p.m. Bonus package included. $21. All seats are to be paid for prior to trip. For reservations, call Sally (860) 747-1732.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

OTHER

DR. BRIDGET COOPER. 7 p.m. Author will talk about her new book, “Feed the Need.” The book delivers an explanation for and strategies to address the main source of conflict and success shortfalls in the world: Unmet needs. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

OTHER

BOOK DISCUSSION ON THE NOVEL, ‘THE AWAKENING’ BY KATE CHOPIN. 7 p.m. Led by Professor Nels Highberg. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free and open to the public. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org.

 

CELEBRATION TO BENEFIT QUILTS THAT CARE. 5 to 8 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, drawing, live music, quilt display. The Village at East Farms,180 Scott Rd., Waterbury. QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com

 

PLAINVILLE

OPEN HOUSE AT DOUBLETREE BY HILTON. Plainville Chamber of Commerce. 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary farm to fork hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Leo Bushey III as well as beer and wine. Tours of the hotel. Free to members of the Central Connecticut, Plainville, and West Hartford chambers of commerce. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. Register. www.CentralCTChambers.org.

 

BRISTOL

‘PANIC IN CONNECTICUT: ACCUSED WITCHES HAVE THEIR SAY.’ Presented by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 p.m. Thirty years before the hysteria in Salem, 40 people in the colony of Connecticut were tried for witchcraft and at least 10 of them were hanged. Travel back to the 17th century and hear what five women accused of witchcraft have to say. Actress Virginia Wolf brings these women to life, fully costumed, and fully personified. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members. $5 for non-members.

 

OCT. 24-26

OTHER

THE FRIENDS OF THE CHESHIRE PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., Cheshire. (203) 272-2245, CheshireLibrary.org

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

OTHER

BREAST CANCER FUND RAISING GALA. 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sorelle d’Italia in America. Benefitting Hospital of CentralConnecticut Cancer Center. Open bar, hors d’ouevres, four course meal. Live entertainment JFC from New York, Maggie Testa from Southington. Aria Restaurant, Prospect. (860) 628-0769, (860) 628-8964.

 

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.

 

OTHER

CRAFT FAIR. Crafters needed. Mulberry Gardens at Marian Heights Adult Day Center, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain. (860) 357-4264, lokt@mulberrygardens.org

 

OCT. 25, 26

BRISTOL

BRISTOL SENIOR CENTER CRAFT FAIR. Friday and Saturday,9 a.m. to 3 p.. Senior center crafters and outside crafters. Prize drawing. Coffee shop serving breakfast and lunch. Free and open to the public. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-7895.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

BRISTOL

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL’S 2ND ANNUAL 5K RUN/ WALK. 2 to 3 p.m., registration. Kids fun run at 3 p.m. with the 5K at 4 p.m. Meteorologist Mark Dixon of WFSB will be special guest. St. PaulHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Fee before Oct. 19 is $25. After, $30. Kids run is $5 for children 10 and under. School.St.JosephBristol.org/home/site-map/455-110TH-anniversary-event, (860) 582-8696.

 

OCT. 27, NOV. 10, 24, DEC. 8

OTHER

2013 CHARLEMAGNE FALL AND WINTER SUNDAY CARD PARTIES. Dinner and dance with Norm Flash and Starfires Band. Featuring new chef and menu. Call (860) 223-9306 for menu and details.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

BRISTOL

CRAFTERS NEEDED. The New England Carousel Museum’s Arts and Crafts Fair, “The Wonder of the Season.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50 per spot for crafters/ vendors. manager@thecarouselmuseum.org, (860) 585-5411.

 

BRISTOL STOMP IV. 5:30 p.m., doors open. Presented by Team Bristol 2013. Gourmet buffet, prizes, dancing to the music of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s as spun by DJ Joann Stacey. Beverages available at reasonable prizes. $16. Tickets available at 750 Farmington Ave., Bristol, Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, 200 Main St., Bristol. (860) 582-2076, (860) 582-1537, (860) 716-7950, (860) 583-2688, (860) 584-4132.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 12

PLAINVILLE

TELLABRATION: A CELEBRATION OF THE ORAL TRADITION. 1 p.m. Storytelling event made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Intended to introduce adults as well as children to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. Ann Shapiro, executive director of the CT Storytelling Center, will tell multicultural folk tales and sing folk tales. Register. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-5728. ConnStoryCenter.org/tellabration.htm, (860) 439-2764.

 

NOV. 22, 23

BRISTOL

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

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

BRISTOL

2ND ANNUAL MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Benefits The Mike Arburr Scholarship Fund. Two busses booked. Leave the commuter parking lot on Route 229 at the intersection of Lake Avenue at 3 p.m. Plan on being there at 2:45 p.m. Spend six hours at the casino for gaming, shopping, or dining. Bus will leave 10 p.m. arriving back in Bristol by 11 p.m. $35. You will receive a $30 casino bonus package, including $15 gaming voucher as well as $15 food voucher. Reservations paid by Oct. 25 will receive two tickets in a special early bird door prize raffle. Fully paid and received by Nov. 8 will receive one ticket in the raffle. Open to anyone 21 and older. Send payments to Friends of Mike Arburr, care of Rick Glownia, 57 Deerpark Rd., Bristol. Make checks payable to Friends of Mike Arburr. (977) 888-3960.

 

NOV. 8, 9

PLAINVILLE

CRAFTERS WANTED. OUR LADY OF MERCY CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE. Friday, Nov. 8 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady of MercyChurch, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. (860) 747-6825.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

BRISTOL

BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL 40TH CLASS REUNION. 7 to 11 p.m. Some appetizers will be provided, but you may bring your own. Cash bar. Pequabuck Golf Club, 56 School St., Pequabuck. $20. RSVP by Nov. 1 to Jim Donovan, 280 Marsh Rd., Bristol.

 

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.

 

DEC. 6 to 8

SOUTHINGTON

2013 COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND. At The Inn at East Hill Farms, Troy, N.H. Includes two nights, three days. Meals, dance workshops (line and partner), opening dancing. Jusgotta@megahits.com

 

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.

 

SOUTHINGTON

EIGHTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters needed. Holiday and general handcrafted items. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. Applications available. Nov. 15 deadline. (860) 628-8486.

 

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 NOV. 21

OTHER

‘HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN, THE WOUNDS OF THE NATURAL ALPHABET.’ A showcase for artist Rossana Zaera. Monday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Chen Arts Center, Maloney Hall, Second Floor, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. Art.ccsu.edu.Gallery.html. (860) 832-2633, evangelisa_paf@mail.ccsu.edu

 

NOW thru 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.

 

NOW thru JAN. 5, 2014

OTHER

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: TALES AND TRADITIONS OF AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY HOLIDAY. View the Colonial revival-style Pope house festively appointed for the holidays with decorations inspired by turn-of-the-20th century traditions. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org

 

NOW thru OCT. 27

OTHER

PAIER FACULTY ART SHOW. Selected photographic works. Peter Benson Francis Rexford Cooley, Glen Curtis, Terry Falk, Michael Grimaldi, Richard Hoyer, Frank McAuliffe. Funky Monkey Café and Gallery, 130 Elm St., The Watch Factory Shoppes, Cheshire. (203) 287-3031.

 

NOW thru NOV. 3

OTHER

ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN JURIED ART SHOW. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain.

 

NOW thru OCT. 19

OTHER

THE FRIENDS OF THE NEW BRITAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY FALL 2013 BOOK SALE. Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Admission free. New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain. NBPL.info.

 

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 OCT. 31

OTHER

 ‘OIL AND WATER DO MIX.’ Two person art show featuring the work of Jane Carroll and Gil Fahey. Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. FarmingtonLibraries.org, (860) 673-6791.

 

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

 

NOW thru OCT. 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.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

BEGINNER LINE AND PARTNER DANCE LESSONS. Wednesday at 7 p.m. No partner needed. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5 per person. dance@caddyranch.com

 

BRISTOL

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.

 

Meeting listings

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

BRISTOL

THE BRISTOL GIRLS LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL ORGANIZATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION MEETING. 6 to 7 p.m., nominations sought of positions to the Board of Directors for the 2014 season. After, Board of Directors meeting will be held. Open to the public. All welcome to attend, even those who may wish to volunteer or coach but not necessarily wish to seek a position on the Board of Directors. GiamattiRecreationCenter, 325 Mix St., Bristol. BGLLS.com, or Facebook at Bristol Girls Little League Softball.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 21

OTHER

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. HaroldLeeverRegionalCancerCenter, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.deb@gmail.com

 

Kids listings

OCT. 23-NOV. 27

BRISTOL

PEE WEE TENNIS CLASSES. For ages 4 to 7. 4:15 for 4-year-olds. 5 p.m. for 5-year-olds. 5:45 p.m. for 6- to 7-year-olds. Instructor, Shelia Herens. BealsSeniorCenter gym, 640 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $30. Register at Parks and Recreation office second floor, City Hall, 111 North Main St., Bristol. BristolRec.com, (860) 584-6160.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

BRISTOL

HOWL ‘N’ PROWL DOG COSTUME PARADE. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dog owners are encouraged to dress up their pets. Judging, prizes. Music, raffles. Rockwell Park, Bristol. Free but donations accepted for the Bristol Dog Park and future “dog programs and events.” joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us., (860) 584-6160.

 

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

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

BRISTOL

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF THE HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL CONNECTICUT’S FAMILY HEALT CENTER. 10 a.m. Open house and building tours, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn, LifeStar critical care helicopter along with police and fire vehicles. Fun activities for children. The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s FamilyHealthCenter, 22 Pine St., Bristol.

 

Dining listings

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

OTHER

ADELBROOK’S 10TH ANNUAL TASTE OF CROMWELL. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sampling of food from local restaurants, wine tasting. Benefits Adelbrook-The Children’s Home. Holy Apostle’s Seminary and College, 33 Prospect Hill Rd., Cromwell. (860) 635-6010 ext. 327, sgraves@childhome.org

 

OCT. 19-20

BRISTOL

A TASTE OF GREECE. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Greek food, Greek pastries, drinks, ouzo. Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 31 Brightwood Rd., Bristol. No cover charge. Rain or shine. (860) 583-3476, SaintDemetriosBristol.com

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

OTHER

HILL-STEAD FARMERS MARKET. Sundays,11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmers and vendors gather to provide fresh fruit, vegetables, naturally raised beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, Connecticut-landed seafood, dairy products, baked goods, flowers, wool, angora yarns, handcrafted jams, and jellies, honey, soaps, more. Live music. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Hillstead.org

 

BRISTOL

AUNT BUB’S PASTA SUPPER. 5 p.m. Bring family, friends, and colleagues to share good food and great memories. Pasta, eggplant parmigiana, chicken, salad, bred, dessert, and soft drinks. Bring your own wine. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15 for adults, and $5 for children 10 and under. Children 5 and under free. Portion of the price will go to the Amelia Lauretano Desmond Memorial Fund to benefit the museum. (860) 585-5411, info@thecarouselmuseum.org

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

SOUTHINGTON

ECUADOR BENEFIT DINNER. To help Fundacion Sor Dominga Bocca, a mission partner of First Congregation Church of Southington. The foundation provides residential educational and psychological services to abused and neglected girls in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and beverages. Music of Steve Casillas, Beth Rosenblatt, and Rich Szulczewski. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr., Southington. $60 per person. (860) 628-6858, (860) 747-1807.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

OTHER

SOUP BREAD BOWL SUPPER. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Soup Bread Bowl Supper, $10. Sandwich supper is $8. Soup Bread Bowl Supper with a sandwich, $16. Children 6 and under eat for $6. First Congregational Church, 10 Park St., Plymouth. (860) 283-5389.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

PLAINVILLE

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Hosted by Flanders School PTO of Southington. 8 to 10 a.m. $5 and can be bought in advance by sending payment to Flanders School, 100 Victoria Dr., Southington, CT 06489. Make checks payable to Flanders PTO. Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. JenniferLanci2011@gmail.com, (860) 620-7732.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

BRISTOL

7TH ANNUAL OM PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. Sponsored by The Older Members Association of the Boys and Girls Club and FamilyCenter of Bristol. 5 to 7 p.m. Pasta, meatballs, chicken, salad, bread, dessert from Greer’s Chicken. Giamatti Little LeagueBaseballCenter, 335 Mix St., Bristol. $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Available at the front desk of the Boys and Club and FamilyCenter, 105 Laurel St., Bristol and on-line at OlderMembers.com. Limited tickets at the door. Proceeds directly support youth programs and the club. (860) 540-3112.