Listings for Feb. 14

 

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin is performing ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.’

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin is performing ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.’

Miscellaneous listings

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.

 

OTHER

ANNUAL ‘RED PARTY.’ 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day. DJ Pup Dawg will spin. Wear red. Shrine Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. Cover is free for women, $10 for men. VIP reservations, call (860) 312-8760, VIP@ShrineMGMFoxwoods. info@ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com

 

UPPER LEVEL LADIES NIGHT AND AFTER PARTY. 10 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket. $20, $40, $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com.

 

FEB. 14 to 16

OTHER

17TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST FISHING AND HUNTING SHOW. Friday noon to 8 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ConnecticutConvention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. $12 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 12, and free under 5. FishingHuntingShow.com.

 

FEB. 15 to MAY 17

OTHER

‘BACKYARD MONSTERS: THE WORLD OF INSECTS.’ MashantucketPequotMuseum and ResearchCenter, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. (800) 411-9671. PequotMuseum.org

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

OTHER

‘SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS.’ 1 to 4 p.m. With social media professional Caitlin Thayer. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $40. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org

 

HEARTFEST. Fund raiser held by The Art League of New Britain. 6 to 11 p.m. Romantic evening. Art, music, comedy. The Art League of New Britain’s red barn, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. $35 prepaid and $40 at the door. (860) 229-1484.

 

SOUTHINGTON

PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE’S 1ST ANNUAL HOUSE CALL. Also grand opening of the Gallery Café. 3 to 6 p.m. Art of Clinton Deckert, Christine Ivers, Ajay Brainard, Eric Stegmaier, Jeremy Lebediker, Jordan Deschene, Jackie Etling, Rebecca Shemms, and Sean Michanczyk. Paris in Plantsville, 15 West Main St., Plantsville. ParisinPlantsville.com (860) 426-1149.

 

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.

 

DESSERTS WITH LOVE IV. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Desserts donated by Rozzi’s Restaurant. Comedy and love songs by Stephanie LaBonte, Letticia Brown-Gambino, Victoria Gagas, Rob Ross, Marisa Santopietro, Tommy Santopietro, Alexandra Scatena, Carol Pytel, Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Dr. Donn Innaimo, Eric and Chloe Beach, Caleb Zenobia, Dawn Marie and Michael Conroy and their sons, Joseph and Jordan. First Congregational Church, 135 Main St., Thomaston. Reservations only. $10 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens, and $5 for children under 10. (860) 484-4976.

 

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. 19, 20

OTHER

‘THE UNIVERSE.’ Wednesday or Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Explore the vast drama of an emerging universe and the role you play in history. Presented by Sister Kathleen Dorney, CND. Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $25 offering for the day presentations, which includes lunch. $15 for the evening. Open to men and women. (860) 677-8519, OurLadyofCalvary.org

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

OTHER

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. 7 p.m. Professor Nels Highberg will discuss “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Farmington Library, Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Registration required. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org.

 

FEB. 20 to 23

OTHER

33RD ANNUAL CONNECTICUT FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW. Thursday from 10 a.m to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. $16 for adults, $14 for seniors ages 62 and over (Thursday and Friday only), $4 for children 5 to 12, free for under age 5. (860) 844-8461.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

OTHER

SINGLES DINNER EVENING. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Esca, 437 Main St., Middletown. Reservations. (86) 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

 

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

29THANNUAL 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.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

BRISTOL

24TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF MARDI GRAS. 7 to 11 p.m. Food, dancing, wine tasting, king and queen, bourbon tasting, silent auction, masks and costumes encouraged. Bill Cofrances Jazz Quartet will perform. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. RSVP Feb. 24. Masks available at the Museum Gift Shop. (860) 585-5411.

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

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON

BRISTOL ADULT RESOURCE CENTER 4TH ANNUAL GALA. 5 to 9 p.m. Aqua Turf, Plantsville. $50. Call Jennifer Greiner, (860) 582-9102.

 

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 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

 

NOW thru FEB. 15

BRISTOL

THE FRIENDS OF THE BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER USED BOOK SALE. 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. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

 

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.” Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave., WestHartford. (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 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.

 

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. 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

 

NOW thru MAY 4

OTHER

‘LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE.’ ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd. CTScienceCenter.org

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. 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, 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.

 

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

 

BRAD PAISLEY. Special guests Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

BRISTOL

TANYA LEONARD VALENTINES. Painting, food, and music. “A Special Day of Love.” 3 p.m. Artist Tree Tea House, 160 School St., Bristol.

 

OTHER

WALK OFF THE EARTH. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

KINGS OF LEON. With Gary Clark Jr. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $75, $55. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

OTHER

NICKI BLUHM AND THE GRAMBLERS. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

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

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

OTHER

BUCKCHERRY, MONSTER TRUCK. WebsterTheater, Hartford. WebsterTheater.com

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

OTHER

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS. 8 p.m. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $35. PalaceTheaterCT.org

 

NOW thru FEB. 16

OTHER

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at “West Side Story,” featuring the music of Bernstein and Rachmaninoff. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35.50 to $67.50. Student tickets are $10. Saturday, tickets are $25 for patrons ages 40 and under. (860) 244-2999. HartfordSymphony.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.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

OTHER

‘ALTON BROWN LIVE! THE EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR.’ 8 p.m. Host of “Iron Chef.” The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $35. Bushnell.org

 

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.

 

FEB. 15-23

OTHER

‘A GAME’S AFOOT.’ A comedy by Ken Ludwig. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $23.50 for adults and $19.50 for seniors and students. (860) 283-6250. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

OTHER

‘DR. DIRTY’ JOHN VALBY. 8 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $50, $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

FEB. 18 to 23

OTHER

‘PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.’ Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Start at $22. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.

 

FEB. 20 to 22

OTHER

BRIAN POSEHN. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 for general admission, $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. 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

 

NOW thru 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, (860) 829-1248.

 

NOW thru FEB. 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.

 

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.

 

Senior listings

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

PLAINVILLE

ELECTRIC VIOLINIST CARYN LIN. Hostd 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.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

OTHER

TAKE A TOUR OF ARBOR ROSE. 10 a.m. An independent, assisted living, and memory care facility. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

BRISTOL

STEVE ARDUSSI. 10 a.m. Discussion about long-term care. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Register. (860) 584-7895.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

SOUTHINGTON

LUNCH AND LEARN: SPRING INTO SPRING CLEANING. 12 to 1 p.m. Learn some organizing tips and tricks from Gary Schwartz, an organization and estate guidance professional. The Hospital of Central Connecticut-Bradley Memorial Campus, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. RSVP. (860) 276-5293. CTHealthyAging.org

 

PLAINVILLE

WHAT CAN LEGAL AID SERVICES DO FOR YOU. 10 a.m. Attorney Marilyn Denny of Greater Hartford Legal Aid will talk about services such as advanced directives, living wills, Medicaid, landlord/tenant disputes, housing issues, nursing home issues, and more. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register by Feb. 14. (860) 747-5728.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

PLAINVILLE/ SOUTHINGTON

FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS GROUP. 11:30 a.m. Group of single, divorced, widowed seniors who meet for lunch at a local restaurant the third Friday of each month. El Pulpo, Queen Street, Southington. Information, registration, call the PlainvilleSeniorCenter, (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. 18

PLAINVILLE

CAREGIVING CONNECTIONS. 10 a.m. Hosted by Bette Smith, PlainvilleSeniorCenter Outreach Coordinator. Take a mid-winter break to come and share your winter stories with friends who understand and appreciate the challenges you face with caregiving each day. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

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.

 

Dining listings

FEB. 15, 16

OTHER

SUSHI-MAKING CLASS FOR COUPLES. 1 to 3 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with executive chef Kevin Scott and learn to make sushi. Red Lantern ,Foxwoods Resort Casino, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. $175 per couple. RedLanternFoxwoods.com. (860) 312-8480. 21-plus.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELK’S FAMILY BREAKFAST. 8 to 11 a.m. Egg omelets or egg sandwich on a hard roll or French toast or pancakes, choice of bacon, kielbasa, sausage, or ham, and home fries, bread and butter, jice, and coffee or tea. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $6 for adults, $40 for children under 11, under 5 free.

 

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.

 

Meetings listings

MONDAY, FEB. 17

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, FEB. 18

BRISTOL

QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

BRISTOL

THE BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB. 10 a.m., business meeting. At noon, the public is welcome to hear Chrissie D’Esopop on “Fun in Chrissie’s Garden.’ Bristol  Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol

 

Health listings

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

BRISTOL

FAMILIES ARE FIRST MATERNITY UNIT TOUR. 7 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Register. BristolHospital.org/events

 

MONDAY, FEB. 17

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 10 to 11 a.m. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., Southington.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 18

OTHER

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, RE-CERTIFICATION. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. $55. Register. (860) 314-0632.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

BRISTOL

BREASTFEEDING WORKSHOP. 6 to 9 p.m. Class provides information on reasons to breastfeed, the physiologic benefits, anatomy, developing and maintaining a good milk supply, nursing while returning to work, etc. Held by BristolHospital. $35 per couple or caregiver. Register. BristolHospital.org/events.

 

FEB. 19 to MARCH 26

BRISTOL

PRENATAL YOGA. Wednesdays 7 to 8 p.m. Held by Bristol Hospital. $65 for six weeks. Register. BristolHospital.org.

 

FEB. 19 to MARCH 26, FEB. 20-MARCH 27

BRISTOL

YOGA FOR HEALING YOUR BACK. Wednesdays 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. or Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Register. BristolHospital.org/events

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

BRISTOL

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY INFORMATION SEMINAR. 6 to 8 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. Pre-register. (860) 585-3399.

 

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTH PROVIDERS: FULL CERTIFICATION. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held by BristolHospital. $85. (860) 314-0632.

 

VISION AND YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dr. Thaddeus Bartles will discuss how your child, age birth to 5 sees and why good vision is crucial to your child’s groth. Held by BristolHospital. Free. Register. (8600 585-3895.

 

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.

 

Kids listings

TUESDAY, FEB. 18

BRISTOL

MEET CURIOUS GEORGE. 2 p.m. Hear monkey stories and make monkey crafts. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com

 

FITNESS DAY. 3 to 6 p.m. Introductions to weight training, cardiovascular training for ages 6 to 18, nutritional information for members of all ages. Youths ages 6 and up can enjoy the day free of charge. Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 105 Laurel St., Bristol. For more information, call Steve Beecher at (860) 540-3105, or email him at steve@bbgc.org

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

BRISTOL

‘SING ALONG WITH IRV.’ 10 a.m. Children of all ages are invited for an old-fashioned sing-a-long. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Sponsored by BristolSchool Readiness Council. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com

 

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.