Listings for Dec. 20

 

The Hartford Symphony Pops! presents ‘Holiday Cirque Spectacular’ at The Bushnell in Hartford on Saturday.

The Hartford Symphony Pops! presents ‘Holiday Cirque Spectacular’ at The Bushnell in Hartford on Saturday.

Miscellaneous listings

SUNDAY, DEC. 22

SOUTHINGTON

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. After the walk, go for lunch at a nearby restaurant. FarmingtonCanal Greenway, Mill St., Southington. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 28

SOUTHINGTON

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. St. Dominic Church in The GeraghtyParishCenter, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. Appointments. 1-800-Red-Cross.

 

NOW throughout DECEMBER

BRISTOL

HOLIDAY PLANTS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays till Christmas. The Growing Center at the Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc., 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-0043.

 

NOW thru 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

 

NOW thru JAN. 26

OTHER

THE ERECTOR SET AT 100. Saturdays 10 to 3 p.m. and Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m. Exhibition features a timeline of the Erector Set’s evolution and connections to major events of the 20th century. The EliWhitneyMuseum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Free. Donations welcome. EliWhitney.org

 

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 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, 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 FEB. 22, 2014

OTHER

‘THE UNIVERSAL KITCHEN.’ Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday from 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Landers, Frary and Clark and the household items it manufactured under the Universal brand name. New BritainIndustrialMuseum, 185 Main St., Second Floor, New Britain. (860) 832-8654. NBIndustrial.com

 

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

 

Performance listings

DEC. 20-22

OTHER

CONNETIC DANCE’S NUTCRACKER SUITE AND SPICY. Friday through Sunday. The Aetna Theatre at The Wadsworth Atheneum. $30. ConneticDance.com, (860) 251-9194,

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 21

OTHER

HOLIDAY CIRQUE SPECTACTULAR. 3 and 7:30 p.m. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Pops! will combine acrobatics and holiday music. Cirque de la Symphonie. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $20 and $67.50. (860) 244-2999. HartfordSymphony.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 22

OTHER

‘THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER.’ Performed by the Repertory Theatre of New Britain. The Repertory Theatre of New Britain, 23 Norden St., New Britain. BristolTheatreArts.org, NBRep.org

 

NOW thru FEB. 1

OTHER

‘THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT.’ Fridays and Saturdays. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Curtain at 8 p.m. No performances Dec. 27-29, Jan. 3-4. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Rd., just off Route 9, Berlin. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

NOW thru DEC. 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. 22

OTHER

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

 

NOW thru DEC. 14

OTHER

‘WHACKED.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday, 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. Hole in the Wall Theater, 166 Main St., New Britain. (860) 229-3049, HITW.org

 

Senior listings

MONDAY, DEC. 23

PLAINVILLE

QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Souch, Plainville Senior Center outreach coordinator will be available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Alzheimer’s Help, Caregiving, Homecare, etc. No registration necessary for these one-on-one sessions. Program is open to PlainvilleSeniorCenter members who are residents of Plainville. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENOR CENTER’S ANNUAL 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.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15

PLAINVILLE

DENTAL CLINIC. In cooperation with Community Health Center, Inc. By appointment. Registered dental hygienist will provide a dental hygiene exam, dental cleaning, sealants when appropriate and X-rays when appropriate. Intended for adults who have not received dental care in the last year and have difficulty accessing dental care in the community. Individuals without dental insurance will be billed a flat rate of $30 for the visit. Dental services will be billed to insurance companies for those who have dental insurance. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. An enrollment form needs to be picked up at the center and completed prior to the appointment. (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.

 

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 Hill 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.

 

Music listings

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.

 

Kids listings

FRIDAY, DEC. 20

OTHER

MAGIC: THE GATHERING CLUB. 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. For grades 7 to 12. You must bring your own deck. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 677-6791.

 

NOW thru DEC. 22

BRISTOL

28TH ANNUAL SANTA LAND VILLAGE. Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: West Bristol and Greene Hills chorus at 6:30 p.m., and Elf Workshop-Christmas Crafts. Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Elf Workshop-Christmas Crafts. Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.: Holiday photo booth ($2 per photo), live petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides ($1), hot chocolate ($1). Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.: Holiday photo booth, live petting zoo, horse drawn carriages. Meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus each day. Free candy canes for every child. RockwellPark, Jacob Street and Dutton Avenue, Bristol.

Holiday listings

NOW thru DEC. 22

BRISTOL

28TH ANNUAL SANTA LAND VILLAGE. Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: West Bristol and Greene Hills chorus at 6:30 p.m., and Elf Workshop-Christmas Crafts. Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Elf Workshop-Christmas Crafts. Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.: Holiday photo booth ($2 per photo), live petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides ($1), hot chocolate ($1). Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.: Holiday photo booth, live petting zoo, horse drawn carriages. Each day, meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free candy canes for every child. RockwellPark, Jacob Street and Dutton Avenue, Bristol.

 

NOW thru DEC. 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. 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

 

NOW thru DEC. 21

BRISTOL

THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLIDAY BOOK SALE. During operational hours. Books, movies, CDs, including many holiday-themed and gift quality items. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol, F.N. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Proceeds fund activities, programs, and equipment at the libraries.

 

NOW thru JAN. 5, 2014

OTHER

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: TALES AND TRADITIONS OF AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY HOLIDAY. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free to members or with museum admission. (860) 677-4787, Hillstead.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 29

SOUTHINGTON

CHRISTMAS-THEMED PAINTINGS. “New England Winter” by Ellen Couture of Southington, past president and vice president of The Art League of Plainville. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

 

NOW thru DEC. 22

OTHER

THE SANTA EXPRESS. Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. and 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 7 to 22. Santa will ride the 1920s vintage train from the New England Railroad Museum of New England. 80 minute ride. RailroadMuseum of New England, 242 East Main St., Thomaston. RMNE.org, (860) 283-7245.

 

NOW throughout 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. The Growing Center at the Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc., 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-0043.

 

Health listings

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15

PLAINVILLE

DENTAL CLINIC. In cooperation with Community Health Center, Inc. By appointment. Registered dental hygienist will provide a dental hygiene exam, dental cleaning, sealants when appropriate and X-rays when appropriate. Intended for adults who have not received dental care in the last year and have difficulty accessing dental care in the community. Individuals without dental insurance will be billed a flat rate of $30 for the visit. Dental services will be billed to insurance companies for those who have dental insurance. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. An enrollment form needs to be picked up at the center and completed prior to the appointment. (860) 747-5728.