FRIDAY, MARCH 28
WRESTLEFEST 18. 6 p.m., autography session with all the stars. 8 p.m., ring time. Benefit for Waterbury Police Athletic League. Northeast Wrestling. With Vader, Sgt. Slaughter, AJ. Styles vs. Matt Hardy, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Velvet Sky, and the return of Kurt Adonis. Plus a Six Man Grab for the Gold Ladder Match with Brian Anthony, Reby Sky, Ron Zombie, The Platinum Entourage, Matt Taven, Bull Dredd, Lukas Sharp, and more. $30, $20, $15. Waterbury Police Athletic League members with ID, $10. CrosbyHigh School, 300 Pierpont Rd., Waterbury. (845) 564-0931, (203) 228-7361.
GHOST TOURS. 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20 for adults, $16 for members, unlucky $13 for children 16 and under (recommended for ages 10 and up). (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Sponsored by the Bristol Exchange Club. Bus leaves Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., at 3 p.m., and leaves casino at 9:30 p.m. $30 per person, includes a $15 meal voucher, and $15 bet voucher. Proceeds will help fund city Exchange Club programs such as annual scholarships and support of a variety of other local nonprofit groups and organizations. To purchase tickets to reserve your spot call Dianna at (860) 604-6095 or (860)589-6891 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL SPIRIT 2 MILE RUN/ WALK. 10 a.m. Come early to register. Local businesses have donated prizes. Take a two mile tour around the school. Everyone is welcome. Benefit for the BCHS Grad Party 2014 for a drug free and alcohol free graduation party. Bristol Central High School, Wolcott Street, Bristol. $5 for adults, $3 for students. (860) 589-5286, firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBOT DANCE OFF. 10 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite robot. Best Dressed and Robot with the Best Moves on the Dance Floor awards. Music from Ghost and Goblin, The Fantastic Plastics, and the Super Scenics. Desultory Theatre Club, 63 Water St., Torrington. $5.
SUNDAY, MARCH 30
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Collinsville Trail, Main Street, Collinsville. Take a walk, afterward eat lunch nearby. No charge for walk. (860) 582-8229.
HIGH HEELS POKER TOUR. 12 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. Buy-in, $185. Chips: 20K. Levels, 30 minutes.MoheganSun.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 1
A LENTEN RETREAT DAY. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Legion of Mary at St. Stanislaus Church, Bristol. Led by Sister Ann Rodgers, C.P. with the theme, “Mary, Mother of Sorrows.” Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. Everyone is welcome to participate. Register. (860) 589-8751.
LECTURE BY ANDREW CARROLL. 7 p.m. “Here is Where,” a chronicle about Carroll’s journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Followed by book sale and signing. Free. Reservations suggested. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org
RONALD TABELLIONE. “Color of My World.” Art exhibit of landscapes. Presented by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Presented by PrudenceCrandallCenter, special remarks from Dr. William Petit. Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol. $10 registration, continental breakfast served. CentralCtChambers.org
NOOK FARM BOOK TALK. 5 p.m., reception. 5;30 p.m., discussion. Ted Thompson’s novel “The Land of Steady Habits.” Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Register. (860) 522-9258, ext. 317.
THE SPRING 2014 BOOK SALE. Preview night, Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Britain Public Library, Community Room, 20 High St., New Britain. Wednesday admission is $5. Other nights are free. Proceeds benefit the library.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3
‘APRIL IN PARIS.’ A fund raiser to benefit the Bristol ArtScience Prize. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. French infused hors d’oeuvres and French inspired desserts. Live entertainment. Silent auction. Event will help send one of seven teams of high school students from Bristol to the Annual International Innovation Workshop of ArtScience Labs in Paris, France in June. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $30. Tickets available at the Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. (860) 540-3161.
‘GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU.’ 7 p.m. Author Mark Russell and New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler will talk about their new book. Book signing follows. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Reserve (860) 280-3130.
SPRING USED BOOK SALE. Thursday, opening day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($10), and 2 to 9 p.m. ($5); Friday, 9 a.m to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bag sale, Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free except for Thursday. (860) 673-6791.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4
‘THE HOLY SHROUD AND TILMA TOUR.’ 6 p.m. Authentic life-size replica of the Holy Shroud and relic for Veneration: Venerate, the Miraculous Holy Face Image-Shed Blood.’ A night of renewal in faith. All are welcome. St. AnnChurch, 215 West St., Bristol. Free will offering. (860) 582-8169.
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Brio Tuscan Grille, 1500 New Britain Ave., WestHartford. Meet in the lounge area in the back. No charge to attend. (860) 223-7755.
FIRST ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Sponsored by the Plainville Amateur Art Group. All amateur artists invited to participate and display their work. No size requirements although the display racks limit very large pieces. Framing not required but work should be neatly ready for display such as matted or in clear plastic envelopes to protect it. $5 donation. Proceeds benefit area art programs. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 747-1399, (860)793-2960.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5
30 DIFFERENT TAG SALES UNDER ONE ROOF. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces including a table are renting for $20. Without a table, space is $15. Set up is scheduled for 8 a.m. BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Proceeds benefit programs mounted by the Advocates for Bristol Seniors. (860) 583-9553.
OTHER/ BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON/ PLAINVILLE
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Leaving the commuter lot on the corner of Lake Avenue and Middle Street in Bristol at 5:15 p.m. Leave the casino at midnight. Fund raiser for the Class of 2014 All Night Grad Party for UniversityHigh School (a Hartford magnet school). $35, you will get a $15 food voucher, and $10 bet voucher. (860) 582-5041.
FUND RAISING BENEFIT DINNER FOR THE BOISSONEAULT FAMILY. 2 to 9 p.m. Food, entertainment, beverages. All proceeds go direct to the family. All items are being donated. $10 advance tickets or donation at the door. The Grange Hall, 137 Knowles Ave., Plantsville.
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Fund raiser for FlandersSchool in Southington. 5 p.m., leave Flanders. 12 a.m., leave Mohegan Sun. $30 per person and includes round trip transportation, raffles and bingo on the bus, $15 food voucher, $15 bets voucher. Reserve your seat. Jennifer Lanci2011@gmail.com
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
SINGLES SPRING DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Dance to the music of Tasteful Productions DJ, buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Nuchie’s, 164 Central st., Bristol. Dress to impress. $17. (860) 582-8229.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
BRISTOL CENTRAL SENIOR GRAD PARTY DANCE FUND RAISER. 7 to 11 p.m. With The BootLeg Band. Bring your own snacks, cash bar, raffles. The Polish Club Hall, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $15 per person. (860) 690-1516.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
RE-INVENT YOUR WARDROBE CLOTHING/ ACCESSORIES SWAP EVENING. 5 to 8 p.m. . Fund raiser for the Plainville Food Pantry Fashion and health coach consultants on hand. Swap 5 to 10 items of yours for other items. Have a lot to swap, be a vendor for $10, get a six foot table to Swap. Two free raffles. Plainville at The Loop (formerly Rockwells), 161-B Unit 58 Woodford Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-0033.
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. Leave parking lot of Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Leave Mohegan Sun at 4:15 p.m. $21 per person. (860) 747-1732.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
SECOND ANNUAL MULTI CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Including Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce and Plainville Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Rd., Farmington. Comcast-event.com, c.scoville@CentralCTChambers.org
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
LINE DANCE WORKSHOP. 2 to 6 p.m. For the beginners to intermediate. With house instructors Paula, Gayle, and Christopher. Open dance follows. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. email@example.com
APRIL 30 to MAY 28
WE THE PEOPLE OF GOD: A FIVE-SESSION PROGRAM FOR LAY CATHOLICS. Wednesdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Part of the faith-enrichment series. Learn about the roll of the laity in the church’s mission. Facilitated by author Joan Kennedy. Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, Room 106 in the rear of the building, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. Free. Open to the public. Free will donations accepted. Register. (860) 747-6825.
FRIDAY, MAY 2
SANDY’S BATON STUDIO 55TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION. Former students sought. Call Sandy (860) 589-6171.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
FUND RAISER WALK-RUN-ATHON AND CRAFTERS EVENT. Held by BristolAdultResourceCenter. Arts and crafts vendors needed. MemorialBoulevardSchool Track and Field, Memorial Boulevard, Bristol. $25 per space for vendors. Rain date is May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (860) 582-9102, ext. 138.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
BRISTOL VETERANS’ COUNCIL 4TH ANNUAL SALUTE DINNER. 5:30 p.m. A salute to Bristol’s 2014 high school graduates who have chosen to enter the armed forces, or one of the nation’s military academies. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. For student and two guests, free. For all other attendees, $25 per person. RSVP by Friday, April 4. (860) 977-2152, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 589-7942, email@example.com. Make checks out to the Bristol Veterans’ Council, c/o Salute Dinner, P.O. Box 2634, Bristol, CT06010.
SATURDAY, MAY 10
MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Hosted by the Bristol Mum Festival. 4 to 11 p.m. $30 per person includes bus trip, $15 food voucher, and $15 wheel coupon. Pick up at St. Gregory’s CCDCenter, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Bus leaves 4 p.m. sharp. Register. (860) 675-5462.
‘MOSES’ IN LANCASTER, PA. The St. Stanislaus Golden Agers. Trip to the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. Two nights at the Cork Factory Hotel, a family style meal at Plain and Fancy Restaurant, a tour of Hershey Chocolate World, a dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and a tour of Wheatland, the home of the nation’s 15th president. Call Penny Sobolewski, (860) 589-5597.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
TRIP TO GLOUCESTER AND ROCKPORT. Held by AARP Chamber 4146. Bus leaves Plainville at 8 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. Lunch include at Gloucester Lobster House on the wharf. Free time in Rockport, the artist colony, for shopping. Everything included $97. (860) 747-1732.
MONDAY, AUG. 4
23RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org,(860) 584-4718.
NOW thru APRIL 16
NEW WORK—PAINTINGS AND PASTELS BY TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSOR WILLIAM KLUBA. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. and by appointment. The Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery, located at the entrance of the 600 Building, Tunxis Community College, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. (860) 255-3661, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru MARCH 30
THE SNAPPY SENIORS CAMERA CLUB THIRD ANNUAL PHOTO DISPLAY. Over 100 matted photos on sale for $20 each and can be ordered at the library reference desk. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
NOW thru MARCH 29
ARTWORKS AT ARTSPACE. Thursdays, Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 8 p.m. and by appointment. Exhibit of artists who are all former members of the Artworks Gallery, a Hartford-based artist’s cooperative. Co-curated by Clinton Deckert of Southington and Michael Shortell. Paper New England @ Art Space, 555 Asylum St., Hartford.
NOW thru APRIL 19
‘COLORFUL TERRAIN: TWO ARTISTS INTERPRET THE LANDSCAPE.’ Gallery hours are Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art exhibit by Brian Adgate and Blanche Serban. WindsorArtCenter, corner of Central and Mechanic streets, Windsor. (860) 688-2528, WindsorArtCenter.org
NOW thru MARCH 31
QUILTING OF RUTH R. CLEVELAND SMITH. ‘Quilty Pleasures.’ Sponsored by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru APRIL 15
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
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 APRIL 13
NEW/NOW: STEPHANIE LEMPERT. Art exhibit. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org
NOW thru MAY 4
‘LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE.’ ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd. CTScienceCenter.org
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.
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