Miscellaneous listings for April 18

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

OTHER

SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. Meet in the lobby. Everyone decides what movie to see. Afterward, go nearby for refreshments. Starplex Cinema, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 582-8229.

 

BRISTOL

BLESSING OF FOOD. 12:30 and 2 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt for children after the 2 p.m. blessing. A Blessing also will be held following the Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol.

 

APRIL 19-JULY 20

OTHER

NEW/ NOW: JOE FIG. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Solo exhibition featuring a series of sculptures and paintings by Joe Fig representing the studios of some of today’s leading contemporary artists, including Petah Coyne, Tara Donovan, and Ursula Von Rydingsvard. Opening reception Sunday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. Remarks by the artist at 4 p.m. $12 for adults, 410 for senior citizens. $8 for students. Children under 12, free. Free admission from 10 a.m. to noon. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org.

 

APRIL 21-25

OTHER

‘FACES OF SURVIVAL EXHIBIT.’ 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. To commemorate National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On loan from the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, the table top display uses personal stories and photographs of 26 Connecticut sexual assault survivors to educate the public about the impact of sexual violence and to help combat the stigma surrounding the issue. Administrative Building Main Lobby, Tunxis Community College, Scott Swamp Road, Farmington. (850) 255-3736, CRichard@Tunxis.edu

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 106TH AWARDS DINNER AND ANNUAL MEETING. 5:30 p.m., reception/ social hour. 6:30 p.m., dinner. Presentation of Employee of the Year, Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, Business Recognition Awards. $40 per person. RSVP by April 18. (860) 747-6867, PlainvilleChamber.com

 

SOUTHINGTON

30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE SOUTHINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY AND ANTIQUE APPRAISAL. 6:30 p.m. Local professionals will appraise three items for $12. Bring photographs only of furniture. View unique memorabilia shared by members as well as displays of SGS history. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonGenealogicalsociety@gmail.com, SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

BRISTOL

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Hospital of CentralConnecticutFamilyHealthCenter, 22 Pine St., Bristol. Free. Open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres. (860) 584-8379. Register. CentralCTChambers.org and click on calendar of events.

 

PLAINVILLE

INFORMATIONAL SESSION OF THE PLAINVILLE ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT PLAINVILLE H IGH SCHOOL. 6 p.m. Meet with program representatives and discover what high school completion program is best for you. AdultHigh School Credit Diploma Program, GED Preparation or the External Diploma Program. PlainvilleHigh School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. Pre-register. (860) 793-3209.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

BRISTOL

‘SAYING GOODBYE IN VICTORIAN AMERICA.’ 7 p.m. Tom La Porte will present program about mourning customs of the 19th century. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members, $5 for non-members.

 

SOUTHINGTON

12TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE CHALLENGE AND SILENT AUCTION. Benefit for the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. 6 to 9 p.m. Includes dinner, silent auction, teacup auction, raffles, spelling bee, coffee, dessert, cash bar. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $55. (860) 229-7323, lvcoffice@gmail.com, literacycentral.org

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

BRISTOL

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.

 

OTHER

RED WHITE + YOU BALL. Benefit for the American Red Cross. 6 p.m. to midnight. Will honor Stew and KimLeonardJr.ConnecticutConvention Center, Hartford. $250 per person. RedCross.org/redcrossball

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

SOUTHINGTON

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. dance@caddyranch.com

 

PLAINVILLE

USED CLOTHING/ ITEM COLLECTION. Final drop off, 10 a.m. to noon. Benefit for Plainville High School-YMCA Project Graduation. The group will receive cash for every pound of used items collected. Bring wearable/usable clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s), shoes, belts, handbags, linens (bedding, curtains, towels. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Also arrange for a pick-up. (860) 637-6640.

 

BRISTOL

A SPECIAL MASS CELEBRATING THE CANONIZATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II. 11:15 a.m. The Polonia Paderewski Choir will sing at the mass. Reception to follow in the church hall. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 28

SOUTHINGTON/PLAINVILLE/BRISTOL

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 Street, Plainville. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.com, (860) 583-6363.

 

APRIL 30 to MAY 28

PLAINVILLE

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

BRISTOL

SANDY’S BATON STUDIO 55TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION. Former students sought. Call Sandy (860) 589-6171.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3

BRISTOL

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.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 4

SOUTHINGTON

PRIDE IN AMERICA NYC BUS TRIP. Organized by the Southington Knights of Columbus. Leave Southington via Deluxe Motor Coach at 7:45 a.m. Arrive at South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan by mid-morning. Then board a coach to the ferry for a visit to the Statue of Liberty. Then go on to Ellis Island. Bus pick up at commuter lot, off I084, exit 29, at Route 10 and Mulberry Street in Southington. $75 per person, $66 per child 4 to 12. Make checks payable to the Southington Knights of Columbus. Mail them to K of C Council No. 15, 26 Riverside Court, Southington, 06489. (860) 334-005, (860) 276-0633, (860) 302-4556.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

BRISTOL

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. (860) 977-2152, gmandi@sbcglobal.net, (860) 589-7942, spio@comcast.net. Make checks out to the Bristol Veterans’ Council, c/o Salute Dinner, P.O. Box 2634, Bristol, CT06010.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 10

BRISTOL

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.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 13

PLAINVILLE

FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Leave Our Lady of Mercy Church, South Canal Street, Plainville at 8 a.m., leave casino at 4 p.m. Reservations. $21. (860) 747-1732.

 

MAY 20-22

BRISTOL

‘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.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

BRISTOL

ST. STANISLAUS GOLDEN AGERS TRIP. “Who Loves You.” Musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. You drive in on your own. Lunch included. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $72. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 31

OTHER

FASHION RUNWAY SHOW DEBUTING 2014 COLLECTION, ‘ETERNALISM,’ BY EBONY AMBER DESIGNS. Benefit for Make-A-Wish CT. 7 to 11 p.m. Each ticket holder receives cupcake from Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, cup of coffee from Giv Coffee. Entertainment by hip hop dancer Morris Parker, singer Krizta Moon, belly dancer Anatolia Firegoddess, drum and bass duo Helmholtz and Wiley, and Jennifer Hill and Co. Also, the avant garde fashions of Ebony Amber Designs. CoeMemorial Park Civic Center, 101 Litchfield St., Torrington. 16 and over. $20. Showclix.com/event/EternalismFashionShowFundRaiser

 

BRISTOL

CHARITY CYCLING CHALLENGE’S 2ND ANNUAL SWING FORE SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF TOURNAMENT. Registration at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at noon. Includes 18-hole scramble, continental breakfast, luncheon, dinner, cart, and beer/snacks on the course. Prizes. Southington Country Club, Southington. (860) 26107326, info@CharityCyclingChallenge.com

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

PLAINVILLE

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

BRISTOL

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, geraldlefevre49@gmail.com, (860) 212-2636, wwasleski@centuryspringmfg.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

BRISTOL

ST. STANISLAUS GOLDEN AGERS TRIPS TO ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER AND COMEDY SHOW. Leaves St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol at 10:30 a.m. Delaney House, Holyoke, Mass. Reservations. (860) 589-5597.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 29

PLAINVILLE

BOSTON HARBOR WHALE WATCH. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of MercyChurch, South Canal St., Plainville at 7 a.m. Estimated return to Plainville, 6:30 p.m. See the whales, afterward stroll through Boston. $82. (860) 747-1732.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 4

BRISTOL/ OTHER

23RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 10

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO YANKEE STADIUM. Offered by the BristolSeniorCenter. Game time to be announced Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians. Open to the public, first-come, first-served. $87 due at time of registration. Deluxe motor coach bus, trip director, and reserved main level seats in section 232A. Register now at BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-7895.

 

NOW thru APRIL 26

BRISTOL

4 O’CLOCK FLOWERS FOR SALE. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. Proceeds benefit the society. Order forms at City True Value Hardware, Harvest Bakery, and the Pine Street branch of Webster Bank. Also, on-line at BristolHistoricalSociety.org or Facebook.com/pages/Bristol-Historical-Society/138588216189551. Make checks payable to BHS, P.O. Box 1393, Bristol, CT06011-1393. Flowers will be ready for pick-up at BHS, 98 Summer St., Bristol for June 6 to 7. (860) 583-6309. PetitFamilyFoundation.org

 

NOW thru APRIL 19

BRISTOL

EASTER PLANTS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 19. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, chrysanthemums, Easter lilies, colored lilies, and hydrangea. Pansies also will be ready. Candy Kitchen also open. Easter candies, pops, baskets, chocolate ducks, eggs, bunny carts, and sugar free candy. Dog biscuits and catnip toys also available. Growing Center at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

 

NOW thru APRIL 26

SOUTHINGTON

THE 23RD ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW. Sponsored by the Southington Arts and Crafts Association. Paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Gallery 53, 53 Colony St., Meriden. (860) 621-2720.

 

NOW thru APRIL 30

SOUTHINGTON

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 MAY 4

OTHER

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

 

NOW thru APRIL 25

PLAINVILLE

FIRST ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Sponsored by the Plainville Amateur Art Group. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 747-1399, (860)793-2960.

 

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

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

Artist Joe Fig is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Artist Joe Fig is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art.