Listings for Jan. 17

 

‘Wild Things: The Life and Work of Maurice Sendak’ will be performed starting Jan. 23 at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

‘Wild Things: The Life and Work of Maurice Sendak’ will be performed starting Jan. 23 at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Kids listings

SATURDAY, JAN. 18

OTHER

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC. 2 p.m. Children will hear teddy bear stories, make bear crafts, create and eat bear treats, go on a bear hunt, and meet a big teddy bear. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free and is open to all children. Bring a stuffed friend to the public. No registration needed. (860) 584-7787, etx. 2021. BristolLib.com

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

OTHER

MASTER STORYTELLER TOM LEE. 2 p.m. The story, “Prince Ring: An Adventurous Fairytale from Iceland.” Appropriate for children ages 6 and up. 75 minutes. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $15. $6 for children 16 and under. Tickets from the cancelled December performance will be honored. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 247-0998.

 

MONDAY, JAN. 20

BRISTOL

‘I HAVE A DREAM DAY.’ 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Explore King’s vision of a world without limitations. Create, inspire, and motivate with words. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. $7. Children under 1 and members are free. (860) 314-1400, ImagineMuseum.org

 

JAN. 25, 27

BRISTOL

ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. Monday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Placement examination for grade 9 and 10 students on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. SPCHS.net, (860) 584-0911, ext. 34.

 

FEB. 2-APRIL 7

BRISTOL

SPRING STORY TIME. 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 2-year-olds; Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 1 p.m., 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Tuesdays at 1:45 p.m., Play and Learn for 3- and 4-year-olds. Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., Baby Time for 0 to 12 months. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Sensory Story Tots, for 2- to 5-year-olds. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration begins Jan. 21. No story time on days when Bristol Public Schools are not in session. Register at the library or call (860) 584-7790.

 

ONGOING

PLAINVILLE

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Miscellaneous listings

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. (860) 585-1578 or (860) 202-3876.

 

PLAINVILLE

A PROGRAM ON ‘THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY.’ 2 p.m. Presented by Plainville Historical Society. About the marriage of John Coolidge, son of former President Calvin Coolidge, and Florence Trumbull, the daughter of Connecticut Gov. Trumbull that took place in Plainville in 1929. Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. Handicapped accessible. (860) 747-6577.

 

OTHER

‘GET A POST-CHRISTMAS CLUE TOURS.’ 7 to 10 p.m. One-night-only, reservations-only. Hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe Sea Tea Improv as Mark Twain’s beloved characters/ suspects. Tours step off every 15 minutes. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20. Museum members and Let’s Go! card holders $16. Children 6 to 17, $13. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

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.

 

ZUMBA FOR A CAUSE. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Benefit for 2014 PlainvilleHigh School/ YMCA Project Graduation. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville in the gym. $15 for adults, $10 for students. Call Lynn Joseph to register, (860) 747-9603.

 

JAN. 19 to MARCH 2

OTHER

‘DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT: NOCTURNS BY CHARLES YODER.’ A solo art exhibit. Opening on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Reception is free with museum admission. RSVP requested for reception. (203) 753-0381, ext. 130. MattatuckMuseum.org

 

JAN. 21 to 24

BRISTOL

2014 MLK DAY OF SERVICE FOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his spirit of service to the community, the Greater Bristol Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will collect food items to support area soup kitchens and food pantries. Bring food donations to Bristol Community Organization, 55 South St., Bristol.

 

JAN. 21-MARCH 5

OTHER

‘STAGECRAFT: 50 YEARS OF DESIGN AT HARTFORD STAGE.’ Exhibition featuring selection of costumes, props, and scenic elements from the company’s collection. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. HartfordStage.org, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22

OTHER

DIRECTOR’S COLLEGE EVENT: PRESENTING ALFRED HITCHCOCK. 7 p.m. Presented by Sidney Gottlieb, professor of media studies at SacredHeartUniversity. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Registration is required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOOK FARM BOOK TALK. 5 p.m., reception. 5:30 p.m., discussion. Talk about the book, “Twelve Years A Slave,” which was turned into a film last year. HarriettBeecherStoweCenter, 77 Forest St., Hartford. Free. Registration is encouraged. (860) 522-9258, ext. 317.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

BRISTOL

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Presentations from Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, State Senator Joseph Markley, State Rep. White Betts. $25 prepaid, $30 at the door, for chamber members. $35 prepaid or $40 at the door for non-members. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. (860) 584-4718, CentralCTChambers.org

 

OTHER

AFTERNOON AT THE BIJOU CLASSIC FILMS. 2 p.m., “Bend of the River.” 1952 Western. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Drop-in, free. (860) 673-6791.

 

MICHAEL PATRICK HEARN. 5:30 p.m. The Robert Lehman Distinguished Lecture. Part of the Maurice Sendak art exhibit. Hearn is a children’s literary scholar and friend of Maurice Sendak. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

BRISTOL

SINGLES SNOWFLAKES DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. The Instigators will perform. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress to impress. Door prizes. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12 for members. $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

OTHER

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Go for a walk then lunch. West Hartford Reservoir, Route 4, Farmington. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.

 

FEB. 21-22

OTHER

BIG BOOK GETAWAY. Presented by the Mark Twain House and Museum. Presentations by Debbie Macomber, Sarah Addison Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, Pete Hamill, Eloisa James, Charlotte Rogan, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Friday night program only is $45. Only 200 seats available. Saturday session is $65. General admission for two days is $100. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. TheBigBookClub.org, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

MARCH 14 to 16

OTHER

COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND. For singles or couples. With dance experience or not. Dance lessons, open dancing. The Inn at East Hill Farms, Troy, N.H. East-Hill-Farm.com. Info, contact jusgotta@megahits.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 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. 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

 

NOW thru APRIL 13

OTHER

NEW/NOW: STEPHANIE LEMPERT. Art exhibit. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.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, JAN. 17

OTHER

JAY Z. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $149, $119. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

OTHER

BOWZER’S ULTIMATE DOO-WOP PARTY VOLUME XIII. 3 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $35, $25. MoheganSun.

 

MICHELLE CANNING AND ROUGH EDGES. 5 p.m. The Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. (203) 650-3492. FireboxRestaurant.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22

OTHER

TIHE PIXIES. With Fidlar. Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven.

 

JAN. 23, 24

OTHER

LUKE BRYAN. With special guests, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $99.75, $79.75.

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

OTHER

SPIRIT SHAKER. Old Well Tavern, 20 Tariffville Rd., Simsbury.

 

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, JAN. 17

OTHER

SPINNATO’S HYPNOTIC HYSTERIA. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

JAN. 17 to FEB. 23

OTHER

‘FREUD’S LAST SESSION.’ Opening night is Jan. 24. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Weekend matinees at 2:30 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $50, general admission. Center reserved seats are an additional $15. Student rush with ID, $15. (860) 527-7838.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 18

BRISTOL

‘BRISTOL CENTRAL’S GOT TALENT.’ 7 p.m. Annual talent show featuring acts performed by students. Singers, dancers, sign language interpreters, and even a student who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in record time. BristolCentralHigh School, Wolcott Street, Bristol. Money raised will go toward the Class of 2016 and the Family Center Daycare and Preschool program. $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Refreshments provided by the Performing Arts Booster Club. (860) 584-7735.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

OTHER

WHOSE LINE COMIX. 7:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15, $25, and $35. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

OTHER

BATED BREATH THEATRE COMPANY PERFORMS, ‘MAX MEETS CAT IN THE HAT.’ 6 p.m. Part of the Maurice Sendak exhibition. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

JAN. 23, 26, FEB. 9

OTHER

‘WILD THINGS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MAURICE SEDAK.’ Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Performed by Bated Breath Theatre Company, created in collaboration with the New Britain Museum of American Art and inspired by the current exhibition, “Maurice Sendak.” New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. BatedBreathTheatre.org, NBMAA.org

 

JAN. 23-25

OTHER

JOSH WOLF. Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Add $10 on the day of the show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru FEB. 1

OTHER

‘THE BOYS IN THE BAND.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee Jan.19 and 26 at 2 p.m. 1968-circa play offers frank treatment of homosexual characters. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. General admission, $20. Senior/ students, $15. HITW.org.

 

NOW thru JAN. 18

OTHER

STEVE RANNAZZISI. Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $28 for general admission and $56 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show tickets. 21-plus. COmixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

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. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Rd., just off Route 9, Berlin. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

Senior listings

FRIDAY, JAN. 17

PLAINVILLE

FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS. 11:30 a.m. A solution for people who like to eat a restaurant, but do not like to dine alone. For single, divorced, or widowed seniors. Bertucci’s, at the corner of Queen and Spring streets, Southington. For information, or to register, call (860) 747-5728.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

OTHER

OPEN HOUSE AT ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. Denise Lebrocquy, retirement counselor, (860) 229-3707. JeromeHome.org

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 21

PLAINVILLE

CAREGIVING CONNECTIONS DAY. 10 a.m. Hosted by Bette Smith, PlainvilleSeniorCenter outreach coordinator. Join friends for a chance to share experiences along with hopes, dreams, and fears. Open to the public. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP. Co-hosted by PlainvilleSeniorCenter and Youth Services. The unique challenges of raising a grandchild or relative. Special guest speaker Probate Judge Andre Dorval from Region 19 Probate District. He will speak on guardianship, custody issues, and answer individual questions. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Free. Register. (860) 747-5728, (860) 793-0221. Funding provided by Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging.

 

JAN. 21, 28

PLAINVILLE

FREE BEGINNERS COMPUTER WORKSHOP FOR WINDOWS 7. Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Take the mystery out of computers, teaching both hardware and software, using easy to understand language and exercises. Sign-up is underway. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22

OTHER

THE READYS! 12:30 to 2 p.m. Emergency preparedness training for people with access and functional needs. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975-Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707.

 

JAN. 22 to FEB. 12

PLAINVILLE

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will be introduced to the popular uses of the internet, including basic browser functions, searching, printing, customizing, security, downloading, maps, auction sites, and on-line retailing. $35. Sign-up is underway. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

PLAINVILLE

WHAT MOVES YOU? 10 a.m. Miles Everett RD RN CDE will provide a diet talk to discuss different vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals, supplements, etc. that are best for you. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

FEB. 4, 11

PLAINVILLE

COURSE I-COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS. Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m. Expand on the knowledge gained in the free beginners’ course, learn about Windows, editing documents and how to save and use documents on a hard drive or flash drive. The cost is $30. Sign-ups are underway. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (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.

 

OPEN PAINTING GROUP. 1 to 3 p.m. Open to senior center members. Informal group. No instructor. No registration. Plainville senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

Support group listings

NOW thru APRIL 9

BRISTOL

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP. Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. For parents of children with challenging behaviors. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3895. cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 

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.

 

Meetings listings

MONDAY, JAN. 20

OTHER

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 21

BRISTOL

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Make quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com

 

Health listings

TUESDAY, JAN. 21

BRISTOL

POTTY TRAINING BOOT CAMP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Parent is $4 per class. Childcare provider is $5 per class. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22

SOUTHINGTON

DINNER WITH THE DOC.  5 to 7 p.m. Dr. Kenneth Kirk will discuss naturopathic medicine. SouthingtonCareCenter, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. for dinner. (860) 621-9559, SouthingtonCare.org.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

BRISTOL

FREE SLEEP DISORDER INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR. 5:30 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Dr. Brimal B. Patel, medical director of the BristolHospitalSleepCenter will discuss obstructive sleep apnea, its causes, diagnostic tests and treatment options. Register. (860) 585-3300. BristolHospital.org/events

 

FUN WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Learn easy ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your day. $10 per person. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

SOUTHINGTON

WHAT DO YOU CHILDREN NEED TO SUCCEED. Part of the Southington Youth Services Parent Information Series. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Southington. Open to Southington residents only. Free. Space is limited. Register. (860) 276-6281.

 

BRISTOL

‘THE NOT-SO-SWEET SIDE OF SUGAR.’ 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m. Will highlight Wheeler Clinic’s integrated health care services and the potentially harm effects of sugar. Tour Wheeler’s Health and WellnessCenter, Body Mass Index, and glucose screenings. Wheeler Health and WelnessCenter, 10 North Main St., Bristol. WheelerClinic.org

 

NOW thru FEB. 23

PLAINVILLE

XTREME. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 7 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays 7 to 8 a.m., 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-4192.

 

TRX TRAINING. Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-4192.

 

ROPES AND KETTLEBELL. Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Fridays. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-4192.

 

ADAPTIVE VOLLEYBALL. Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-4192.

 

RUN CLUB. Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-4192.

 

Dining listings

SATURDAY, JAN. 18

SOUTHINGTON

ZITI DINNER. Held by St. Paul’s J2 Youth Group. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes ziti and homemade meatballs, salad, desserts, and beverages. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington in the parish hall. $10 for adults, $5 for children age 4 to 10, free for children 3 and under. $40 maximum per family.