Listings for Jan. 24 | Bristol Observer

Listings for Jan. 24

January 24, 2014

 

Dana Lauren performs at the Farmington Library on Saturday.

Dana Lauren performs at the Farmington Library on Saturday.

Miscellaneous listings

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.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

PLAINVILLE

USED CLOTHING COLLECTION. Benefit for YMCAPlainvilleHigh School Project Graduation. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collecting wearable and usable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens. Put items into tightly tied plastic bags. Arrange for pickups. Wheeler Regional YMCA, Farmington Avenue, Plainville. (860) 518-8716.

 

JAN. 25 thru MARCH

SOUTHINGTON

WINTER UNDERLAND. Art exhibit hosted by Bare Bones. Opening reception Saturday, Jan. 25 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday, 12 to 8 p.m. Featuring art work by Christian Ayala, Mike Chaiken, David LaPointe, Chad Lockhart, Greg Merola, Anna Murfin, Nick Palazzo, Kae Pilat, Michelle St. Piere, Johnny Vaina. HartfordCountyTattoo, 991 South Main St., Plantsville. (860) 621-0500. Facebook.com/barebonesbristol

 

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.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH OPENING CEREMONY. 3 to 6 p.m. Dance, music, historical presentations. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org

 

‘SENDAK AND THE HOLOCAUST.’ 2 to 3 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Avinaom J. Pratt. In connection with the exhibit on “Maurice Sendak.” New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. Free with museum admission. NBMAA.org

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

BRISTOL

SOUP AND MOVIE SOCIAL. 1:30 p.m. Celebrate National Soup Month with soup and a movie. Library will provide soup and coffee. Movie is Lee Daniel’s “The Butler.” Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Registration required. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. (860) 584-7790.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 30

OTHER

‘IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN’ AND THE CENSORS. 6 to 7 p.m. By Josh N. Lambert. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. Free with museum admission. NBMAA.org

 

AFTERNOON AT THE BIJOU. 2 p.m. “The Country Girl,” starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Drop-in. (860) 673-6791.

 

‘THE BEATLES’ ALTER EGO, SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND.’ 7 to 8:30 p.m. Lecture by Aaron Krerowicz. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free but seating limited. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

‘COLT: THE REVOLVER OF THE AMERICAN WEST.’ 7 p.m. Lecture by Jeffrey Richardson. Reception at 6 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Book signing follows. (860) 247-0998, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

BRISTOL

BOOKS AND BAGELS. 10:30 a.m. Library staff member Pat Carlisle reviews a variety of the best books in the library, old and new. Bagels and other items will be served. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Registration requested. (860) 584-7790.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

BRISTOL

SINGLES CHINESE TAKE OUT PARTY. Sponsored by Social Connections. Order different Chinese entrees. Dress casual and relax. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. (860) 582-8229.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 8

SOUTHINGTON

5TH ANNUAL ‘LOVE OUR HEROES’ VALENTINE DANCE. Held by American Legion Auxiliary, Kilton Post 72, Southington. DJ Jay. Buffet dinner, cash bar, dancing, raffles. Tables of 10 can be arranged. Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St., Southington. Benefits House of Heroes. For tickets, contact Auxiliary Junior Vice Commander, Sherri Valentin, (860) 655-7210, Sherval@cox.net.

 

FEB. 12-15

BRISTOL

THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER USED BOOK SALE. Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Books, DVDs, videos, CDs, and other items donated over the last year, including a large selection of British and American history, needlework patterns, and large print fiction. Books are priced 25 cents to $2, with specially priced books available. A bag sale will be held Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. for $5 for a brown bag and $3 for a plastic bag. A preview sale will be held 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 for $5 admission. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

 

FEB. 18 to MAY 13

OTHER

THE ARTIST’S WAY: A SPIRITUAL PATH TO HIGHER CREATIVITY. Tuesdays 6 to 8 p.m. A 13 week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with creative confidence and productivity. Taught by former newspaper publisher and editorial writer, Kathy Parulski. $175, plus $25 for book and supplies. Register. GoldenThreadGallery.org. (860) 760-9766.

 

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

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN CASINO. Sponsored by the St. Stanislaus Golden Agers. Bus will leave church parking lot, 510 West St., Bristol at 8:45 a.m. returning at about 5:30 p.m. $25 per person, includes transportation and vouchers for a meal and the Big Wheel. Reservations. (860) 589-5597, (860) 583-8170.

 

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

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

BRISTOL

THE FIFTH ANNUAL ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 40 vendors. Homemade chocolates, handmade knitted items, pet items, candles, soaps, skin care, jewelry, garden tools, art, healthy living, sports items, candles. Full lunch menu. Lots of drawings St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Crafter spaces available, no jewelry. lynn.damboise@snet.net

 

NOW thru MARCH 5

OTHER

ANNUAL EAGLE WATCH. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Eagle Observation Area, Shepaug Housatonic Hydroelectric Station, Southbury. Free. Space is limited. Reservations. 1-800-368-8954, gdfsuezna.com/forms/eagleviewreservations. ShepaugEagles.info

 

NOW thru 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

 

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.

 

MONTHLY ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSIONS. Held by Connecticut Adoption Services. First Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 1599 S. East Rd., Farmington. (860) 678-9494. Register by 3 p.m. the Wednesday before, (860) 886-7500, CTAdoptions@waterfordcs.org

 

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. 24

OTHER

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

 

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

 

CIRCA SURVIVE. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

OTHER

CHARLES BRADLEY. 8 p.m . Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

OTHER

CRICKET TELL THE WEATHER. 5 p.m. The Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. Fireboxrestaurant.com, (203) 650-3492.

 

BRIAN DAVIS. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

‘PICASSO AND PROKOFIEV.’ Hartford Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Inspired by Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection of works by Picasso and will feature performances of works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, de Falla and Schulhoff. 1 p.m. concert talk. Wadsworth Atheneum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford. $30, $25 for HSO subscribers and Atheneum members. (860) 244-2999, HartfordSymphony.org, wadsworthatheneum.org

 

DANA LAUREN JAZZ. 2 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

LAST FAIR DEAL. 2 p.m. Presented by the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston. Crescent Gallery, ThomastonTown Hall, 158 Main St., Thomaston. ThomastonFineArts.com, (860) 484-4976.

 

CONNECTICUT ACCORDION ASSOCIATION. 1 p.m. Virtuouso accordionists Mary Tokarski and Julie Cardona will perform. East Street Eatery, Farmingbury Hills Golf Course, Wolcott. $10 per person, $5 for CAA members. RSVP by Jan. 24. (203) 272-1202, CTAccordion.com

 

MONDAY, JAN. 27

OTHER

THE MAIN STREET CRUISER. Noon, 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

OTHER

REWIND. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29

OTHER

THE GROOVEMATICS. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

BLOW UP HOLLYWOOD. 7 p.m. The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden.

 

PANIC! AT THE DISCO. The Dome, Wallingford.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 30

BRISTOL

REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR THE BRISTOL STRING ORCHESTRA. 7 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 6 to senior citizens, covering wide range of musical skills on violin, viola, cello, bass. Fiddlin’Around Music, 248 Main St., Bristol. No audition but players must be musically competent. Free performance slated for June 7. (860) 589-3724, (860) 584-2868.

 

OTHER

RACHEL BRADSHAW. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.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, JAN. 24

OTHER

‘MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH.’ 8 p.m. Boxer will tell his life story in one-man show. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $55. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

OTHER

NICK DIPAOLO. Special comedy guest Joe List. 9 p.m The Cabaret Theatre, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $25. MoheganSun.com

 

BOB MARLEY. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $37.50, $50. Mature audiences. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

SOUTHINGTON

‘DANCE UNITED.’ A fund raiser to support the United Way of Southington. 6:30 p.m. The DanceCity and the Arts Dance Team will perform. DerynoskiSchool, 240 Main St., Southington. $10. Tickets available at DanceCity and the Arts and the United Way of Southington, both in Factory Square, 37 West Center St., Southington. Also at the door.

 

JAN. 25-FEB. 22

OTHER

‘THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. Comedy. Clockwork Repertory Teatre, 133 Main St., Oakville. $19 reserved. (860) 274-7247.

 

JAN. 26, FEB. 9

OTHER

‘WILD THINGS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MAURICE SEDAK.’ 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. 28 to FEB. 2

OTHER

‘WAR HORSE.’ Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $29 and up. Bushnell.org

 

JAN. 30-FEB. 1

OTHER

MO MANDEL. 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 advance admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru 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.

 

NOW thru JAN. 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 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.

 

NOW thru FEB. 9

OTHER

‘LEND ME A TENOR.’ Days, times, and tickets available at the website. Playhouse On Park, 244 Park St., WestHartford. PlayhouseonPark.org, (860) 523-5900 ext. 10.

 

Support group listings

MONDAY, JAN. 27

OTHER

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE WHO MUST LIVE WITHOUT GLUTEN. 7 p.m. BerlinCommunity Center, lower level, 230 Kensington Rd., Berlin. (860) 426-1980, (203)634-0530.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

BRISTOL

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP. Pre-op, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Post-op, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Register. (860) 585-3339.

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP. 11 a.m. to noon. Presented by BristolHospital. This month’s topic, “10 Easy Ways to Get Healthy Right Now.”  (860) 940-6300.

 

 

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.

 

Senior listings

MONDAY, JAN. 27

PLAINVILLE

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

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

PLAINVILLE

HUSKY/ SNAP OUTREACH EVENT. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hosted by Community Health Services. Discussion of income guidelines for SNAP (food stamps) and income guidelines for HUSKY Health Insurance. Application assistance available on site. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860)747-5728.

 

MONDAY, FEB. 3

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ATTY. STEPHEN ALLAIRE. Sponsored by Advocates for Bristol Seniors. 1:30 p.m. He will talk about all of the steps that must be taken when an older person suddenly requires fulltime care. As a member of the Life Care Planning Association, Allaire will discuss Medicaid benefits, veterans’ benefits, home or institutional nursing care, asset protection, special needs trusts and related issues. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Public invited. Refreshments. Reservations required. (860) 584-7895.

 

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. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

Meetings listings

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. The evolutionary history of Southington from World War I through World War II. Guest speaker, Liz Kopec. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington.

 

Kids listings

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

OTHER

STORY TIME. 10 a.m. Hands-on art-making activity for toddler artists ages 3 to 5. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with adult admission to the museum, $7 for adults and $6 for seniors. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

 

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.

 

JAN. 27-28

OTHER

AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN AGES 6 to 9. 6 p.m. on both days. New Britain Youth Theater production of “The Tale of Snow White.” No prepared monologue is required. Those auditioning will be asked to repeat lines or read from the play. Trinity-on-MainPerformanceCenter, New Britain. NBYT.org. (860) 515-8115.

 

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. No story time on days when Bristol Public Schools are not in session. Register at the library or call (860) 584-7790.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 8

OTHER

STAGE PERFORMANCE CLASSES IN ACTING, IMPROV, MUSICAL THEATER. Held by New Britain Youth Theater. Introductory class for ages 5 to 8 p.m. “Stage Performance” class for ages 8 and up, and 12 and up at 10 to 11 a.m. Also Musical Stage performance for ages 10 and up from 11 a.m. to noon. Improv in Performance for ages 10 and up, from noon to 1 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, New Britain. NBYT.org, (860) 515-8115.

 

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.

 

Health listings

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

BRISTOL

ONE-DAY BIRTH PREPARATION. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by BristolHospital. Learn about the normal labor and delivery process, medical options for pain management, and the role of the labor support partner. Register. BristolHospital.org/events

 

FIRST AID FOR DAYCARE PROVIDERS. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by BristolHospital. Approved First Aid course for State of Connecticut Child Day Care guidelines. Register. (860) 314-0632.

 

JAN. 27, FEB. 3

BRISTOL

TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD: THE NURTURING HEART APPROACH. Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Presented by BristolHospital.  Free to Bristol families thanks to Quality Enhancement Funding from the Bristol School Readiness Council. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

BRISTOL

NUTRITION AND YOUNG CHILDREN. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presented by BristolHospital. Parent is $4 per class. Childcare provider, $5 per class. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 30

BRISTOL

‘PROTEIN POWER.’ 6 to 7:30 p.m. Unless the power of plant protein with meatless meals. Parent and ChildCenter, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $10. Register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.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

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

OTHER

BOURBON TASTING. 6 to 9 p.m. Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Plan B Burger Bar, and Adonis Cigars join forces to bring you an evening of bourbon history. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $90. MoheganSun.com

 

JAN. 25-26

OTHER

SUN WINEFEST. Noon to 5 p.m. Wine and beer aficionados can choose from over 1,000 brands or enjoy tastings of specialty sponsor spirits. Signature dishes from the region’s most highly rated restaurants will be available for sampling. MoheganSunConvention Center, Uncasville. $80 for Saturday’s one-day pass, $70 for Sunday’s one-day pass. $125 for weekend pass to both Saturday and Sunday’s Grand Tasting. Nominal charge for sampling of signature dishes, proceeds benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

SOUTHINGTON

MILITARY APPRECIATION DINNER. 4 to 8 p.m. (Snow date Feb. 1). Buffet dinner includes appetizers, baked chicken, sliced roast beef, sausage, peppers and onions, roasted potatoes, vegetables, green salad, rolls, butter, dessert. Southington Elks Lodge 1669, 114 Main St., Southington. Open to the public. Free to military members and veterans. $5 for immediate family members. $10 for all other guests. (860) 707-6838.

 

ITALIAN NIGHT DINNER. 6 p.m. Lasagna, meatballs, eggplant parmesan, Italian bread, dessert, beverage. Mary, Our QueenChurch, 248 Savage St., Southington. Advance tickets only. (860) 276-0654. No tickets at the door. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund.

 

OTHER

ELITE CRUE TASTING PRESENTED BY WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE. 3 to 5 p.m. Features best of the best vintages from around the world and a raw bar hosted by Georges Bank presenting its South Bay Blonde Oysters. $200 per person and includes Saturday Grand Tasting ticket. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

CELEBRITY CHEF DINE AROUND. 8 to 11 a.m. Featuring Todd English, Robert Irvine, and Jasper White. Walk around and watch these culinary masters at live cooking stations. Enjoy a pairing of premium wine or beer to complement each dish. Uncas Ballroom, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $185. MoheganSun.com

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

BRISTOL

PASTA SUPPER FUND RAISER. 4 to 7 p.m. Held by Celebrate Recovery of Bethel Christian Church. Pasta, homemade sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, garden salad, beverages, desserts. Dinner provided by Seasonings Catering/ Peter Spungin.) Benefits families with loved ones who are incarcerated. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 5 are free. (860) 202-3876.

 

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