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.
LIQUID LOUNGE. 6 to 10 p.m. 21-party. “Party by the Pyramids.” Journey to the NileValley for live music, DJs, and dancing, “tiger” rides, live African animals, and Egyptian crafts. Prizes, gourmet food carts, and liquid delights. Capacity is limited. $15 in advance and $18 at the door. ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. CTScienceCenter.org/Liquid.
SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE PLAINVILLE LIBRARY. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. with a $3 entrance fee. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., no fee. Bag of book sale, Saturday, 2 to 3 p.m. Good selection of books in hardcover and paperbacks. Many subjects for children and adults. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
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.
THE LAST DANCE. 7 to 10 p.m. Relive the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s. An evening with old friends as all recall memories of the Forestville and Bristol Boys and Girls Club dances. Entertainment by DJ, The Duke and Dutchess of Earl, and the vocal group, Bristol’s Six Olde Fartz. Door prizes. Trivia. 50/50. Dancing. Cash bar. Bristol Boys and Girls Club, Laurel Street, Bristol. Free. RSVP. (860) 583-4734.
EARLY SPRING BIRD WALK. 8 to 10 a.m. All ability levels welcome. Wear appropriate clothing and bring binoculars if you ave them. If not, loaner binoculars will be available. Meet at the Fuller F. Barnes Education Center, upper lot, new building. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. (860) 583-1234, Programs@elcct.org
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 Flanders School 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. JenniferLanci2011@gmail.com
BOOK SIGNING WITH MOTHER DOLORES HART, O.S.B. 2 p.m. Author of “The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows.” Barnes and Noble in the Brass Mill Commons, Union Street, Waterbury. Book available for purchase that day. Fund raiser for the The Gary-The Olivia Theater at the Abbey of Regina Laudus.
CONNECTICUT ROLLERGIRLS. 6 p.m. Stepford Sabotage vs. Maine Roller Derby’s Port Authorities. 7:30 p.m., the Yankee Brutals will play against a yet-to-be named opponent. Doors open at 5 p.m. First whistle at 6 p.m. CT Sports Center, 21 S. Bradley Rd., Woodbridge. $12 for adults, $5 for ages 7 to 12. Free for children age 6 and under. CTRollerDerby.com
SUNDAY, APRIL 6
THE TICK-BORNE DISEASE ALLIANCE 6TH ANNUAL LYME DISEASE WALK/RUN. Register at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 p.m. Sherwood Island State Park, West Beach. Westport. tbdalliance.org/walks.
FIRST SUNDAY GALLERY TALK: NEEDLEWORKS AT HILL-STEAD MUSEUM. 1 p.m. Get a close up look at the needleworks in the collection, including pieces from the 17th to 19th century. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free. (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org
MONDAY, APRIL 7
‘SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES 101: WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW.’ 10 to 11:20 a.m. Mary DeLucia from the YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services of New Britain. TunxisCommunity College, corner of Route 6 and 177, Farmington in Room 201. Tunxis.edu, (860) 255-3777.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
INFORMATION SESSIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT MATTATUCK MUSEUM. 5:30 p.m. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
AM TABLE TALK. Sponsored by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Mickey Herbert, lead consultant for Connecticut Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will give an update on health care reform. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. $15 in advance, $20 at the door for chamber members. Non-members are $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door. CentralCTChambers.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Held by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Arden Courts of Farmington Memory Care, 45 South Rd., Farmington. CentralCtChambers.org.
MARTIN NAPARSTECK. 5:30 p.m. Reception at 5 p.m. Lecture on Olivia Langdon Clemens. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. MarkTwainHouse.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
‘ANCIENT EGYPT: WHERE MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY MEET.’ 6:30 p.m. With Professor Dorothy Keller. Dive into the mysteries of a lost civilization. $5 for members, $8 for students and seniors, $10 for non-members. ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. CTScienceCenter.org.
THE 23RD ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW. Sponsored by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. Original framed paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture and mixed media are eligible and will be accepted Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening reception and awards with refreshments and music by Tanya Leonard and Derek Monahan will be Saturday, April 12 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery 53, 53 Colony St., Meriden. (860) 621-2720.
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.
TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Lady of MercyChurch, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. $1 admission for Friday only.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. 11 a.m. WalnutHillPark, Park Place, New Britain. After go to lunch. No charge to walk. (860) 582-8229.
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 five 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
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
SOCK HOP. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Prizes for best retro dressed. Raffles. Door prizes. Dance to the oldies. Bring snacks. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Donation at the door.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, APRIL 28
THE 13TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Held by the Women and Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation. 5:30 p.m., social hour. 7 p.m., program. Guest speaker is Cari Champion, host of ESPN2’s “First Take.” Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry St., Plainville. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.com, (860) 583-6363.
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, email@example.com, (860) 589-7942, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Chapter 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
13TH ANNUAL FRED SOLIANI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Held by the Bristol Lions Club. Chippanee Golf Club Marsh Road, Bristol. $155 includes continental breakfast, hot dogs/ hamburgers, free beer-soda-water on the course all day, putting contest, glass break contest, buffet dinner after the tournament, greens fees, cart. (860) 583-6986, email@example.com, (860) 212-2636, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru APRIL 30
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.
NOW thru APRIL 5
THE SPRING 2014 BOOK SALE. 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. Free. Proceeds benefit the library.
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, email@example.com
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 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 APRIL 5
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.
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