Listings for Dec. 27

December 27, 2013

 

Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard perform at the Windsor Arts Center in Windsor Jan. 2.

Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard perform at the Windsor Arts Center in Windsor Jan. 2.

Miscellaneous listings

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.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

BRISTOL

THE CHAPPARALS. 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve. Bring your own drink. Snacks and set-ups. Supper served during intermission. Noise-makers, hats, and streamers provided. Reservations strongly suggested. Chapparals play country, country rock, 50s and 60s music. Bring friends or come alone. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol.  $30 per person. (860) 585-5411.

 

SINGLES NEW YEAR’S POTLUCK PARTY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. Dress to impress. BYOB. Bring your own food to share. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $10. (860) 582-8229.

 

OTHER

FIRST NIGHT HARTFORD. 2 p.m. to midnight. 40 performances, activities, and exhibits. 6 p.m. and midnight, fireworks. Bushnell Park, XL Center Atrium, Hartford Public Library, Hartford City Hall, Old State House, State House Square, Wadsworth Atheneum, Bushnell Park carousel, and other venues. Free ice skating at Bushnell park until 1 a.m. Buttons, $12 for adults and $3 for youths. Children 2 and under free. FirstNightHartford.org, (860) 727- 0050.

 

FIRST NIGHT AT THE BUTLER-MCCOOK HOUSE AND GARDEN. 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tours of the decorated first floor of the house, mask making activity for children. Butler-McCook House and Garden, 396 Main St., Hartford. Free with First Night wristbands, which are $12 for adults, $3 for children ages 15 and under, free for children in advance. FirstNightHartford.org

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES AT HIGH ROLLERS LUXURY LANES AND LOUNGE. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Reservations for dinner and laneside packages. High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge, GrandPequotTower, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard. $20 advance tickets. Includes admission to New Year’s Eve party with DJ John Cardona only. HighRollersFoxwoods.com. HighRollersFoxwoods.com.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SHRINE NIGHTCLUB. With DJs JD and Vinny Vibe. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Shrine Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. $50. ShrineFoxwoods.com. 21-plus.

 

JAN. 1-31

SOUTHINGTON

ARTIST RUSTY FERNE WASKOWICZ. “The Beauty of Flowers.” Secretary of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association and secretary of The Art League of Plainville. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. SouthingtonArtsandcrafts.homestead.com. SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 2

PLAINVILLE

THE CONNECTICUT PREMIERE OF THE FILM, ‘THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE.’ 7 p.m. Faith-based film stars Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy, and Susan Boyle. AMC Loews of Plainville, New Britain Avenue. $12. Tickets available at Our Lady of Mercy or by calling Hometown Connection, (860) 747-4119. Also by mailing checks to Hometown “C.C.,” 27 Sherman St., Plainville, CT06062. Order early.

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 3

OTHER

SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. Meet in the lobby. Everyone decides which movie to see. After movie, go nearby for refreshments. Rave Motion Pictures, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 582-8229.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 18

BRISTOL

INSIDE CRAFT/ VENDOR AND TAG SALE. Sponsored by Celebrate Recovery. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, vendors, quality tag sales. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. If you want to rent a booth, call Sharon Richardson at (860) 585-1578 or (860) 202-3876. A 6-foot-table space is $10 and may be shared with other vendors. Tables must be reserved by Jan. 3.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

PLAINVILLE

CUT-A-THON. Benefit for Team Matthew and James Lapila. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The brothers lost their father in October. Their mother works at Great Beginnings in Plainville. Haircuts, raffle, bake sale. The Hair Spa, 356 Farmington Ave., Route 10, Plainville. $10 haircuts for children, $20 haircuts for adults. (860) 747-4544.

 

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

 

Music listings

DEC. 27, 28, 29

OTHER

PRINCE. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8 p.m. Esperanza Spalding opens on Friday and Saturday. Janelle Monae opens on Sunday. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $195, $125. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

JUMP SMOKERS. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. SHRINE Nightclub, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. Free admission for women. $10 cover for men. ShrineFoxwoods.com. 21-plus.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 28

OTHER

GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collins. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

DJ SCENE. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. SHRINE Nightclub, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. Free admission for women until 10 p.m., $20 after. $20 cover for men. ShrineFoxwoods.com

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 29

OTHER

KOREY BRODSKY. 5 p.m. The Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. FireboxRestaurant.com. (203) 650-3492.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

OTHER

‘A HOGMANAY CEILIDH.’ 7 p.m. to midnight. Live fiddle playing. Social dancing provided by Emerald Rae. Performances by Gaelic singer Maggie Carchrie, bagpiper Thomas Leigh, and the Callanish Scottish Dancers. South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Adults $15. Children $10. Seniors and children under 5 free. (860) 748-7549. Callanish@mermaid-productions.com. Alcohol-free.

 

DJ SPRING, DJ XKALIBER. 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. $40. TheScorpionBar.com. Limited tickets at the door.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 2

OTHER

STACY PHILLIPS AND PAUL HOWARD. 7 p.m. WindsorArtCenter, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor. $10. (860) 688-2528, WindsorArtCenter.org

 

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.

 

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 Red Stone Hill., 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

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

PLAINVILLE

CLASSICAL VIOLIN CONCERT. 10 a.m. Performed by Lily Guberman and Lisa Glowacki, violinist from the West Hartford Symphony. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Concert is free. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 2

PLAINVILLE

FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of Mercy Church parking lot, Plainville. 8 a.m. Leave casino at 4:30 p.m. Reservations. Call (860) 747-1732.

 

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.

 

Performance listings

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

OTHER

CIRQUE CELEBRATION. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $25. MoheganSun.com

 

JEFF DUNHAM’S ‘DISORDERLY CONDUCT TOUR.’ 3 p.m. XL Center, 1 Civic Plaza, Hartford. $50.50. XLCenter.com, 877-522-8499.

 

JAN. 2-4

OTHER

BOBBY SLAYTON. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 on day of sow. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. 21 plus.

 

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.

 

Kids listings

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

OTHER

GINGERBREAD MAN CELEBRATION. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Stories and decorating. Ages 3 and up. Register. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 677-6860.

 

FAMILY FUN. 2 p.m. Watch “March of the Penguins,” rated G. No registration necessary. All ages. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 677-6860.

 

DEC. 28, 29

OTHER

WINTERFEST. BUSHNELL CAROUSEL OPEN. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate, hot popcorn, and take a spin on the wooden carousel. Spiderman and Hello Kitty will visit. BushnellPark, Hartford. $1. Drop off mittens and hats for distribution to people less fortunate. Carousel also open on New Year’s Eve for First Night Celebration from 2 p.m to midnight. $1 rides or free with a First Night pass. For more information, call the New EnglandCarouselMuseum, (860) 585-5411.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 30

OTHER

THE ANNUAL BARNEY LIBRARY NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. 11 a.m. to noon. Welcome 2014 with stories, noisemakers, hats, and streamers. All ages. Register. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 677-6860.

 

PHOTO BOOTH FUN. 2 to 3 p.m. Tweens ages 8 to 12 are invited for an afternoon of photo booth fun. Costumes, face paint, and wacky disguises. Register. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 677-6860.

 

MITTEN TALES. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Stories and a craft focus on this winter accessory. Ages 3 and up. Register. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. (860) 677-6860.

 

ART ADVENTURES. 10:30 to noon. “Let the Wild Rumpus Start!” In connection with the exhibit about Maurice Sendak. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

BRISTOL

9TH ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ring in the New Year celebrating cultures and traditions from around the globe. Confetti, masks, and noisemakers. Make a flower float. Await Father Time. Dance with DJ Bob. March in the New Year’s parade at 11:30 a.m. Following the parade, watch the ball drop at noon. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $7 per person. Imagine Nation museum members and children under 1 are free. ImagineMuseum.org. (860) 314-1400.

 

ONGOING

PLAINVILLE

DROP IN FITNESS. Sundays, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

FAMILY FITNESS. Sundays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

TEEN STRENGTH. Sundays, 12 to 1 p.m. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

SPIN CLASS. Mondays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

DROP IN FITNESS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

O’COURSE AND RUN CLUB. Starts Jan. 16. Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

 

TEEN STRENGTH. Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

DANCE. Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 9. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

 

DANCE. Saturdays, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Ages 10 to 14. Starts Jan. 16. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.

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.

 

 

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