Listings for Nov. 29

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 30TH REUNION/ GET TOGETHER. 6 p.m. Central Café, 24 Whiting St., Plainville. (860) 919-1985.

 

NOV. 29-DEC. 22

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON

LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Full family entertainment for all ages. Light show every half hour at the main gate. Kiddieland rides and family-themed rides in operation. Train transformed into the North Pole Railway. Cookie decorating, gingerbread house making. Santa. More. LakeCompounceAmusement Park, Bristol/ Southington. $14.99 plus tax per adult. $10.99 plus tax for children 4 through 10. Free for children 3 and under. LakeCompounce.com

 

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.

 

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

BRISTOL

HOLIDAY PLANTS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays till Christmas. Also check out the Candy Kitchen and buy turkey gravy dog bones in November. The Growing Center at the Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc., 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-0043.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 1

PLAINVILLE

FUND RAISER FOR PANTRY. 12 to 4 p.m. Over 30 vendors, demos, speakers. Readers, healers, massage, jewelry, hypnotist, reiki, essential oils, dream catchers, natural wellness supplements, tarot cards, sage, more. All ages group sound healing ceremony. Free food tastings. Free tea tastings. Two raffles. Free. Make donations to Plainville Food Pantry and Connecticut Pet Food Pantry. RockwellsDance Hall, 161-B Woodford Ave., Plainville. Facebook.com/YourHolisticEvents

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4

OTHER

NOOK FARM BOOK CLUB. 5 p.m., reception. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., discussion. “A Mark Twain Christmas” by Carlo DiVito. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Register (860) 522-9258.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

OTHER

BOOK DISCUSSION OF ‘SULA’ BY TONI MORRISON. 7 p.m. Led by Professor Nels Highberg. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Library. Copies of the book are available. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advance registration required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

OTHER

SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Rd., Cromwell. No charge. (860) 582-8229.

 

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

BRISTOL

‘BARE,’ THE ART OF MARISSA JANCZEWSKA. 6 to 9 p.m. Face and body painter since 2010. Top 10 finalist in the 2011 North American Body Painting Championship with master artist Melissa Bertrand. Live body painting and previously painted works on canvas as it explores body painting’s inclusion and exclusion in fine art. Bare Bones, 156 School St., Bristol. Artist Tree next door will be open. $10 donation, supporters donation, $20. No one turned away.

 

SUNDAY, 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. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. Call (860) 223-9306 for menu and details.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 12

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. AARP 4146. $21. You will receive a bonus package. Reservations. Call Sally Miller, (860) 747-1732.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

BRISTOL

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

 

NOW thru DEC. 30

OTHER

FARMINGTON RIVER ARTISTS. Phyllis Bailey (aka Abbe Wade), Reynald Fecteau, Barbara Scott, Zofia Soto, Agnes Wong. Exhibit. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.

 

NOW thru NOV. 30

PLAINVILLE

52ND ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT AND SALE OF THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public invited.

 

NOW thru NOV. 30

SOUTHINGTON

CHRISTINE IVERS, ‘PURE PIGMENTS.’ Art exhibit at Paris In Plantsville, West Main Street, Plantsville. Closing reception Nov. 30 6 to 9 p.m.

 

NOW thru DEC. 31

‘DOLLS: NO ORDINARY PLAYTHINGS.’ An exhibition featuring the collection of Mary Forcier. 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 FEB. 9, 2014

OTHER

‘MAURICE SENDAK.’ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. A touring exhibition commemorating the work of American illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak. Features about 70 select works by the 30-year resident of Connecticut. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 museum admission for adults, $10 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. NBMAA.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 8

BRISTOL

‘ART DECO TIMEPIECES: TREASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE.’ Guest curated by Strickland Vintage Watches of Tampa, Fla. Celebration of the timepieces produced in the Art Deco era. Includes 25 watches from the 1920s to ‘30s, as well as advertisements from that period. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Info@clockmuseum.org, (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

ONGOING

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.

 

THE BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale is on.

 

OTHER

SETBACK CARDS AND CUT THROAT. 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays through December 2013. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 223-9306.

 

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

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

OTHER

TALI AND THE GRIND, THE MIGHTY MYSTIC, DJ MIZEYESIS. 9 p.m. Sully’s, Hartford. $10 at the door.

 

JENNIFER HILL. With Farewood. Chas’s Place, 157 Broad St., Meriden.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

BRISTOL

BLUES BASH. Three blues bands that have won the Connecticut Blues Society contest and competed in the nationals in Nashville. Swedish Social Club, Barlow Street, Bristol. $10. SwedishSocialClub.com

 

OTHER

HARTFORD DIVAS. 6 p.m, reception. 7 p.m., show. Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., WestHartford. $40 at the door. $55, VIP, which includes gift pack. (860) 206-9394.

 

EL GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO. 8 p.m. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $38, $58. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 1

OTHER

HOT MUSTARD. 5 to 9 p.m. Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. Fireboxrestaurant.com, (203) 650-3492.

 

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS. 6:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Bristol. $35. Bushnell.org

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 3

OTHER

DJ ERIC PRYDZ. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SHRINE Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. $20. ShrineFoxwoods.com.

 

SURVIVORS SWING BAND. 1 p.m. Advanced registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

WEDNESDAYS, DEC. 4, 11

BRISTOL

HOLIDAY MUSIC PROGRAMS. 1 p.m. on Dec. 4, Hungrytown at The Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 “A Renaissance Christmas” with Eric and Dee Hansen in Meeting Room 1, Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Refreshments. Free. Registration required. (860) 584-7790 for Manross or (860) 584-7787 for Bristol Public Library.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

BRISTOL

SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Legends, Pine Street, Bristol.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

BRISTOL

BRISTOL STRING ORCHESTRA. 3 p.m. Group and solo performances. “Joy to the World,” “Jolly St. Nicholas,” “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night,” and “Up On A Housetop.” Main orchestra will perform, “Greensleeves,” “Mr. Santa,” “Over the River and Through the Woods,” “Home for the Holidays,” and “The African Bell Carol.” A special performance of “A Christmas Song,” written in 1941 by late Bristolites Isabelle ennessy and Mosephine Errico. Musicians age in range from 7 to 82 from Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, MansfieldCenter, Plainville, Portland, Southington, Terryville, Willington, Wolcott. Free. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. (860) 589-3724.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

PLAINVILLE

BOYS IN HATS. 7 p.m. Fund raiser for the humanitarian efforts in the Philippines and for the rAise the roof effort for the The Congregational Church of Plainville. Traditional tunes, new favorites, original songs, sense of humor, banjos, guitars. The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville

 

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.

 

Dining listings

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

BRISTOL

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA. 4 p.m. Servants will serve assorted scones, seasonal breads, tea sandwiches, and a 16-foot dessert buffet. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summers St., Bristol. $15 for Sessions Hall, $25 for parlors. (860) 214-4663. Reserved seating only.

 

ONGOING

OTHER

STEAK DINNERS. 5 to 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month through December. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. $15 for steak and $13 for hamburger steak. (860) 223-9306.

 

Support group listingsl

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.

 

Senior listings

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENOR CENTER’SANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER. 11:30 a.m. Traditional Christmas dinner for center members who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Volunteers are available to drive those who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Volunteers are available to drive those who need a ride to the center. No charge for dinner but donations appreciated. Plainville residents who are homebound may call the center and have the dinner delivered. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. To register for the dinner, volunteer at the dinner, or volunteer to deliver dinners, call the center before Dec. 19. At the time of registration let the center know if a ride will be needed or if dinner should be delivered. (860) 747-5728.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

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.

 

POOL PLAYER’S CLINIC. Mondays, 10:30 to noon. Improve your game, learn good mechanics and cue ball control. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville.

 

Health listings

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

BRISTOL

FREE HEALTH AND DENTAL SCREENINGS. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Services provided in partnership with FaithCare, a non-denominational Christian organization that’s mission is to bring health, hope, and healing, to and through the health care community, providing transformational love locally and internationally. Dental screening and education, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol screenings and education and the opportunity to see a nurse practitioner. All services confidential and provided by professionals. All are welcome but the target population is the under and uninsured. HillsideCommunityChurch, 435 Broad St., Bristol. (860) 839-7398.

 

Performance listings

NOV. 29, 30

OTHER

IMPROV CAGE MATCH. 8 p.m. Julia and Jeffrey from Hartford vs. Laughterhouse-Five, New Britain. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $10. (860) 523-5900 ex. 10, Playhouseon Park.org

 

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ WRITER MICHAEL CHE. 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 10:30 p.m on Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission, and $40 for VIP. Add $10 on the day of the show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOV. 29-DEC. 15

OTHER

‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.’ Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $23 for adults, $19.50 for seniors and students. (860) 283-6250. LandMarkCommunityTheatre.org

 

DEC. 4-22

OTHER

‘THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES.’ Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10, PlayhouseonPark.org

 

DEC. 5-7

OTHER

KYLE GROOMS. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 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 sow. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

BRISTOL

‘PEACE ON EARTH.’ The 10th annual Holiday Showcase of Stars. 7 p.m. Enjoy the holiday season with some of the area’s best musical talents. A holiday tradition. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $12 for adults. $5 for children, 12 and under. Available after all masses at St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol and at A. Bartlett Giamatti Leadership Training Center, 335 Mix St., Bristol. (860) 585-6039, (860) 589-5692.

 

DEC. 8 to 22

OTHER

‘CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS.’ Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m and 8 p.m. Plays by John Cariani, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jacques Lamarre, Matthew Lombardo, Theresa Rebeck, Edwin Sanchez, Jonathan Tolins. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. Tickets run from $35 to $40. Add $15 for center reserved seating. Student rush tickets with ID are $15. (860) 527-7838. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 14

OTHER

‘WHACKED.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Farce written by Central Connecticut native and Willimantic resident Scott Stephen Kegler. Cast includes Bristol’s Warren Dutkiewicz. $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Pay What You Can Night, Nov. 29. Hole in the Wall Theater, 166 Main St., New Britain. (860) 229-3049, HITW.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 7

OTHER

‘A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, Route 9 and the Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Show is presented cabaret-style. Patrons are welcomed to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them. Dessert bar has treats to buy. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

Kids listings

SUNDAY, DEC. 1

BRISTOL

SHOWCASE OF ROBOTS. 12 to 2 p.m. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Teams, FLL or JFLL from surrounding towns will participate. Build and detail your own little robot, build, and test a marshmallow catapult, and see big robots in action. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. Open to the public. (860) 540-3163, kymrie.zaslow@imaginemuseum.org

 

DEC. 2, 9, 16

OTHER

TEEN MOVIE MONDAY. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Movies chosen by teens who attend. Grades 7 to 12. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

OTHER

DIY SCARVES. 2:45 to 4 p.m. Make custom designs on scarves using fabric dye and a special wax-resist technique. Grades 7 to 12. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

BRISTOL

FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY FESTIVAL-THE GRINCH. 5 to 8 p.m. Museum transformed into Whoville. Crafts, singalongs, and special visitors including the Grinch,  his dog Max, Cindy-Lou Who and the Mayor of Whoville. Have your hair done Who-Style by te E.C.GoodwinTechnicalHigh School hairdressing students, more. Pizza, soda, and ice cream available fo purchase. $7 per person. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. Sponsored by Kids Dental Care. (860) 314-1400, ImagineMuseum.org

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

BRISTOL

THE 20TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. 8:30 to 11 a.m. Kiwanis Club cooks breakfast. Kids in the Middle from ChippensHillSchool, Miss Bristol, Miss Forestville, and others will entertain the children. Santa will visit. Giamatti Little LeagueCenter Complex, Mix Street, Bristol. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be bought in advance by bringing one unwrapped toy or making a $5 donation to the Little League center. Toys will be donated to the Secret Santa Society.

 

GRINCH AND FRIENDS FAMILY BREAKFAST. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Crumpit pancakes, roast beast sausage or Whohas, milk, juice, tea, or coffee. Take photos with Grinch and Friends. Get autographs ImagineNationMuseum, One Pleasant St., Bristol $6 per adult, including two jumbo pancakes and $4 per child. Reserve by Dec. 4. Limited tickets at the door. Does not include museum admission.

 

SIT IN A REAL HELICOPTER. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pilot Paul Blanchette of Ultimate Helicopter will talk to children about what it’s like to fly a helicopter and answer questions. Ultimate Helicopter, 200 Central St., Forestville. Refreshments. Bring your camera.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

PLAINVILLE

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Held by the Plainville Fire Company. 7 a.m. to noon. Full family breakfast open to all ages. Meet and greet with Santa in his Winter Wonderland. Children Christmas lists encouraged. Take a photograph of your children with Santa. $8 donation. Under 6, free. Plainville Fire Headquarters, 77 West Main St., Plainville.

 

BRISTOL

23RD ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PARADE. 1 p.m. Parade in reverse. Child will walk the parade route past entertainers and participants who will line the route. Parade steps off at Federal Green, goes down Bellevue Avenue to High Street to Main Street. Afterward, stop by for hot cocoa served up by firefighters, and stroll over to the Main Street “Pop Up Winter Wonderland Tent.” Holidays treats and entertainment. If there is inclement weather, cancellation will be announced at CentralCTChambers.org. Postponement date is Dec.15.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

BRISTOL

AFTERNOON WITH SANTA FOR MILITARY FAMILIES AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. Presented by the American Legion Riders. 2 to 5 p.m. Bring your children or grandchildren. Enjoy a visit with Santa, receive a gift, do crafts with Santa’s Helpers. Refreshments provided. No charge. Not a fund raiser. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. events@post2legionriders.com

 

Meeting listings

MONDAY, DEC. 2

OTHER

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

Celtic Woman performs a Christmas-themed concert at the Mohegan Sun on Nov. 30.

Celtic Woman performs a Christmas-themed concert at the Mohegan Sun on Nov. 30.