Listings for Feb. 7

 

The New Britain Art League opens up its latest show this weekend.

The New Britain Art League opens up its latest show this weekend.

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 7

BRISTOL

SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Stonewell Restaurant, 354 Colt Highway, Farmington. No charge. (860) 582-8229.

 

FEB. 7 to MARCH 2

OTHER

THE ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN, ‘2014 WORKING FROM THE FIGURE.’ Show will include drawing, watercolor, easel painting, photographs, digital work, sculpture, and mixed media inspired from or address the human figure. New Britain Art League, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. contact@alnb.org

 

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.

 

PLAINVILLE

PSYCHIC FAIR, CONCERT. Benefit for the Plainville Food Pantry and The SpiritualistChurch of Love and Light. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fair. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fair will feature 25 vendors. Concert and sacred breath class with Phil Siva Jones and Frank Evans. RockWells, 161-B Woodford Ave., Unit 58, Plainville. Fair admission is food for the pantry. Fair for the concert is $25. (860) 316-5083.

 

BRISTOL

‘JANE EYRE.’ 1 p.m. Movie with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. Coffee and cookies provided. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.

 

BRISTOL

PET EMERGENCY FIRST AID. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Do you know what to do in an emergency if your pet is injured or is sick? Register. (860) 314-0632.

 

THE BRISTOL CHOCOLATE EXPO AND CRAFT SHOW. 12 to 4 p.m. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 99 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Shuttle bus from Depot Square (the old mall parking lot). For advance tickets, call (860) 597-4835.

 

ART OPENING: GINGER GRANT AND FRIENDS. 6 p.m. Artists Ginger Grant and Mary Anne McCarthy. Musicians, Krizta Moon and Erica Lynn. Artist Tree Tea House Gallery 156, 156 and 160 School St., Bristol. (860) 919-4356.

 

BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE. 8 a.m. to noon. Bring cans and bottles to the school after the Super Bowl. Bristol Eastern High School Upper Parking Lot, King Street, Bristol.

 

FEB. 8-9

OTHER

MONSTER JAM. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. XL Center, One Civic CenterPlaza, Hartford. $28, $38, $48. Kids group ticket, $13.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 9

SOUTHINGTON

BUS TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 0122. Bus leaves at 11:30 a.m. from commuter lot diagonally opposite from Slider’s at the corner of Route 10, South Main St., and Mulberry Street. Return at 7 p.m. $30. Includes $15 food voucher, $10 slot voucher. (860) 302-4556, (203) 235-4155.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 11

OTHER

PETA PRESIDENT INGRID NEWKIRK. 7 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $25, and $20. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

SIMPLIFYING THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS. 7 p.m. With Jennifer Philips, financial aid consultant. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advance registration required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

MARRIED COUPLES EVENING. 6 p.m., dinner. 7 p.m., program presented by Kathy and Frank Irr, “Marriage as Vocation: Courage to Love, live, and Laugh.” Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $35 offering requested per couple. Includes dinner and program. Advance registration. (860) 677-8519. OurLadyofCalvary.com

 

PLAINVILLE

INFORMATION SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 3 to 5 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277, FosterCarePrograms@WheelerClinic.org

 

FEB. 11-APRIL 15

BRISTOL

AARP TAX AIDE. Tuesdays, 12 to 4 p.m. Confidential service that prepares tax returns, answers tax questions and e-files tax returns for taxpayers with low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older. Appointments available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. AARP.org, BristolLib.com, 1-888-227-7669.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

SOUTHINGTON

A WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP. Sponsored by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. 6:30 p.m. With local artist Gail Bannock. Participants will complete a quick landscape utilizing various watercolor techniques. gbannock@snet.net, (860) 793-9929.

 

OTHER

THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $72, $48, $31, $26, $19. MoheganSun.com

 

ELLEN GRUBER GARVEY, AUTHOR OF ‘WRITING WITH SCISSORS.’ Part of “The Trouble Begins at 5:30” series. 5 p.m., wine and hors d’oeuvre reception. 5:30 p.m., lecture. Discussion of Mark Twain’s scrapbook. Mark Twain House and museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 247-0998.

 

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.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

SOUTHINGTON

RARE COIN AND CURRENCY AUCTION. Sponsored by Southington Coin Club. 5 p.m., lot viewing. 7 p.m., auction starting. The Residence Inn, West Street, Southington. (860) 681-1511, charteroakcoin@gmail.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

BRISTOL

SINGLES VALENTINE’S DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ Tasteful Productions will provide music. 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, FEB. 16

OTHER

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Iron Horse Boulevard Walkway, Mall Way, Simsbury. (860) 582-8229.

 

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

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

BRISTOL

‘A HARD DAY’S NIGHT.’ Pro wrestling event presented by PWA. 6:45 p.m., doors open. 7:30 p.m., bell time. Boys and Girls Club, 105 Laurel St., Bristol. Advance tickets are $12. Tickets at the door are $15. ProWrestlingAcademyCT.com, Facebook.com/pwact.

 

‘HOME FRONT: CONNECTICUT DURING WORLD WAR II.’ Presented by the Bristol Public Library and the Bristol Historical Society. 1 p.m. CPTV documentary focuses on how Connecticut residents survived the wartime shortages, rationing and the advantages and difficulties presented by the war. Bristol is mentioned several times. Bristol Public Library, Meeting Room 3, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Popcorn provided.

 

MARDI GRAS PARTY-CAJUN FEST. Held by Bristol Swedish Social Club. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.RiverCity Slim and the Zydeco Hogs will perform. Cajun-style food for sale. Beverages. Party favors provided at the club, but you are encouraged to dress up. Bristol Swedish Social Club, Barlow Street, Bristol. $15 at the door, $25 for couples.

 

FEB. 22-23

BRISTOL

29TH ANNUAL BRISTOL HOME AND BUSINESS EXPO. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. (860) 584-4718, Info@CentralCTchambers.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

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

PLAINVILLE

PUBLIC BOATING COURSE (WITH PWC CLASS). Runs on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. Completing and passing the courses will qualify you for a state certificate for both. The Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-6022.

 

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 3

OTHER

EXHIBIT BY MIKE MARQUES. Presented by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. “i am a MoSaic, Connecticut’s Many Faces of MS.” Reception on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2 to 4:30 p.m Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave., WestHartford. RSVP for reception, (860)913-2550.

 

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 MARCH

SOUTHINGTON

WINTER UNDERLAND. Art exhibit hosted by Bare Bones. Featuring art work by Christian Ayala, Mike Chaiken, David LaPointe, Chad Lockhart, Greg Merola, Anna Murfin, Nick Palazzo, Kae Pilat, Michelle St. Pierre, Johnny Vaina. HartfordCountyTattoo, 991 South Main St., Plantsville. (860) 621-0500. Facebook.com/barebonesbristol

 

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

FEB. 7, 8

OTHER

CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Trinity-On MainArtsCenter, New Britain. Saturday at 7 p.m. at the EmanuelLutheranChurch. (8860) 325-CVCO, TheVirtuosi.Org.

 

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

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 8

OTHER

‘SIDE BY SIDE.’ 7 p.m. Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. LitchfieldIntermediateSchool, Litchfield. With special guests “Alturas Duo.” $20 general admission, $5 for students. (203) 574-4283, WaterburySymphony.org.

 

GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY. Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Oak St., Manchester.

 

THE DAN BAND. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20, $30, and $40. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

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

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 9

OTHER

ORGANIST BRADLEY HUNTER WELCH. 4 p.m. The Music Series at SouthChurch, 90 Main St., New Britain. No tickets required. Free will offering. Musicseries.org, (860) 223-7555.

 

MARK VERSELLI. Noon and 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 11

OTHER

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

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

OTHER

JUS US BAND. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

MARC ANTHONY. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $126, $96, and $76. MoheganSun.com

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

OTHER

TRIBUTE TO PEGGY LEE. 1:15 p.m. With pianist John Brighenti and vocalist Erin O’Luanaigh. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

G. LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

OTHER

‘LOVE STINKS’ PARTY IN DISHONOR OF VALENTINE’S DAY. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. With DJ JD. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com, (860) 312-5201.

 

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

FEB. 7-22

OTHER

‘BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Performed by the Farmington Valley Stage Company. CantonTown Hall, 4 Market St., Collinsville. $25. FVStage.org

 

FEB. 7 to MARCH 15

OTHER

‘THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, Route 9, exit 22, Berlin. CTCabaret.com, (8600 829-1248.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 9

OTHER

‘WILD THINGS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MAURICE SEDAK.’, 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

 

THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! THE EXPERIENCE. 3 p.m. The star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium.” The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $39.75. Limited number of VIP tickets for $99.75 are available at TheresaCaputo.com that will include the best seats and Caputo’s book, “There’s More to Life than This.” Ticket does not guarantee a reading. Bushnell.org

 

BRISTOL

‘RESCUE IN THE NIGHT.’ 9:30 a.m. at Calvary Advent Christian church, 517 West St., Bristol. 10:30 a.m., BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol. Youth musical featuring a cast from Bristol Baptist, Calvary Advent, Tower of Hope Ministries, and Iglesia Jehova Rafa. Based on the story of Daniel in the lion’s den. 40 minutes long. Snow date is Feb. 16.

 

FEB. 13-15

OTHER

TAMMY PESCATELLI. 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 the day of show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

FEB. 14, 15

OTHER

‘SPANK HARDER-THE SEQUEL.’ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Cabaret Theatre, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $49.50, $39.50, and $29.50. MoheganSun.com, 1-88-226-7711.

NOW thru FEB. 8

SOUTHINGTON

‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.’ Performed by The Steeple Players of the First Congregational Church of Southington. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. on the green, Southington. Tickets are free, but required. Free will offering. (860) 628-6958, FirstChurchSouthington.org

 

NOW thru 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.

 

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 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.

 

NOW thru FEB. 8

OTHER

HANNIBAL BURESS. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 for general advance, and $50 for VIP advance. Add $10 day of show. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

Senior listings

SATURDAY, FEB. 8

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

 

FEB. 10, 24

PLAINVILLE

QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. Mondays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy, PlainvilleSeniorCenter coordinator will be available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. 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. (860) 747-5728.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

OTHER

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. 10 to 11 a.m. Presented by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Stop and Shop, 1309 Corbin Ave., New Britain. (860) 224-5278. CTHealthyAging.org

 

BRISTOL

LECTURE: STEVE ARDUSSI, LONG-TERM CARE. 10 a.m. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 584-7895.

 

VALENTINE PASTA SUPPER. 3 p.m. With Entertainer Daveand Friends. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $5. Proceeds go to the BristolSeniorCenter. Tickets available in the senior center main office between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

PLAINVILLE

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 1 to 2 p.m. Presented by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 224-5278, CTHealthyAgaing.org

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

PLAINVILLE

ELECTRIC VIOLINIST CARYN LIN. Held by the PlainvilleSeniorCenter and the Plainville Public Library. 11 a.m. Classically trained violinist and education innovator. 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.

 

Support group listings

TUESDAY, FEB. 11

BRISTOL

CANCER CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP. 6 p.m. Sponsored by BristolHospital. (860) 585-3356.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

BRISTOL

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Funded by the Petit Family Foundation. Held by BristolHospital. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

BRISTOL

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP. 10 to 1:45 a.m. Held by BristolHospital. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

FEB. 18 to MAY 6

BRISTOL

SUPPORTING KIDS OF INCARCERATED PARENTS. Tuesdays, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Presented by Bristol Youth Services. 12-week support group for children ages 9 to 11 with an incarcerated parent or loved one. Bristol Youth Services, 51 High St., Bristol. Register. (860) 314-4690.

 

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.

 

Meeting listings

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

OTHER

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5:30 to 7 p.m. ComPassion Dental, 218 Main St., Farmington. To attend your dues and other balances must be paid in full. (860) 584-4718. info@centralCTChambers.org

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

BRISTOL

AM NETWORKING. Sponsored by Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Speakers Marianna Ganci and Heather Druan of BristolWoundCareCenter of The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, 200 Main St., Bristol. Free to chamber members. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org

Kids listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 7

BRISTOL

FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY FESTIVAL, ‘ELMO’S BIRTHDAY.’ 5 to 8 p.m. Meet Elmo, dance and sing in celebration of his birthday. The letter of the day is “E,” and the number of the day is “3” and the color of the day is “Red.” Decorate and dine on an Elmo cupcake for $1. Pizza and snacks are also available for an additional cost at the old-fashioned soda fountain. Admission is $6 per person. Imagine Nation museum members and children under 1 are free. Library passes and ACM memberships not accepted. (860) 314-1400. ImagineMuseum.org.

 

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.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 9

OTHER

SECOND SUNDAY COMMUNITY FREE DAY. Noon to 5 p.m. At 1 p.m. children from 6 to 12 are invited to make a self portfolio. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 11

BRISTOL

CHILDREN’S SONGS AND SINGING GAMES. 10 a.m. With musician Roger Tincknell. An interactive program for young children and family audiences. Children sing, dance, move, imitate animals, play rhythm instruments, learn songs in Spanish, and other languages through call and response, explore other cultures through traditional and contemporary children’s songs from around the world. Made possible by the Bristol School Readiness Council. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

BRISTOL

VALENTINE TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Boys and girls are invited to bring a teddy bear and celebrate with the ones they love. Finger foods. Meet “Teddy the Bear” and make new friends while making crafts and decorating a Valentine cookie. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. $3 for ImagineNationMuseum members and $5 for non-members. Museum admission is not included. Space is limited. Pre-register. (860) 314-1400. Registration deadline is Feb. 12. ImagineMuseum.org

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

PLAINVILLE

‘PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE.’ 6:30 to 8 p.m. Presented by The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development. The goal of the program is to share information with local parents and caregivers about good “digital citizenship” for youth. The Middle School of Plainville Ventrelli Auditorium, 150 Northwest Dr., Plainville. Babysitting provided. RSVP needed for babysitting. (860) 793-3210, ext. 206, gryguct@plainvilleschools.org

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

SOUTHINGTON

PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Benefit for Southington Community Service and the Junior Miss Southington Organization Scholarship Fund. Face painting, balloon sculptures, nail polishing, hair creations, glitter tattoos, DJ, photos with the princesses, refreshments, and a raffle. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $15. PutinOntheRitz@aol.com;, (860) 620-3221.

 

NOW thru 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.

 

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

FEB. 10-MARCH 31

BRISTOL

TAI CHI AND QI GONG. Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. $80. Register. BristolHospital.org/events

 

ADVANCE TAI CHI AND QI GONG. 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. $80. Register. BristolHospital.org/events

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 11

BRISTOL

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL, HDL, AND TRIGLYCERIDE SCREENINGS. 8 to 10 a.m. BristolHospitalWellnessCenter, 842 Clark Ave., Bristol. Appointment necessary. $20. (860) 585-3580.

 

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO COPE WITH CONFLICT. 6 to 8 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. $20 per parent, $22 per childcare provider. Register. (860) 585-3895.

 

FEB. 12 – MAY 21

BRISTOL

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, BASIC. 6 to 10 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Held by BristolHospital. (860) 314-0632.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

BRISTOL

THE DOCTOR IS IN: ARE YOUR MEDICATIONS DOING YOU MORE HARM THAN GOOD. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Presented by Margarita Reyes, MD. BristolHospital.org/events, (860) 845-5901.

 

NOW thru APRIL 24

PLAINVILLE

LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA. Fitness-based cancer survivor program. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Free. (860) 747-4192. Eileen.cyr@ghymca.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

THURSDAY, FEB.13

PLAINVILLE

COOKING DEMONSTRATION. 7 p.m. Paul Obarowski, executive chef at 50 West restaurant in Plainville. Learn how to make pan-seared filet of salmon, mushroom, and fennel slaw, faro and mustard seed beurre blanc. Raffle for $20 gift certificate to the restaurant. Everyone receives a coupon for a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Seating is limited. (860) 793-1446.

 

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day Buffet. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $8, all inclusive. Call (860) 583-3350 for fish.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

OTHER

CLASSIC CHICKEN BARBECUE. 4:45 and 6 p.m. Dinner includes half barbecue chicken, quarter chicken, cole slaw, baked potato, roll, pie, and beverage. Harwinton Congregational Church, Route 4 and North Road. Tickets are $14, $8 for children under 12. (860) 485-9308.