FRIDAY, JUNE 13
2ND ANNUAL WALK FOR A CURE. To benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Connecticut. Sponsored by the Bristol Central High School Interact Club. 7 to 9 p.m., Light the night walk. Pizza slices, and drinks for sale. 41 raffle tables. Music while you walk. BristolCentralHigh School track, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol. Dedicate a luminary bag for $3. Glow stick necklaces for sale for $1. Additional donations welcome. Make checks payable to The Susan G. Komen Foundation of Connecticut.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON/ OTHER
OPEN HOUSE DAY. 6 p.m., Southington Drive-In, “Ice Age.” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plainville AAA offering TripTiks (driving instructions books and maps, and discounted offers for movies and attractions tickets). 1 to 5 p.m., BarnesMuseum in Southington, free admission. 10 a.m to 5 p.m., New EnglandCarouselMuseum in Bristol, each visitor will receive half-off regular admission and free ride on the carousel. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Imagine Nation in Bristol, all visitors receive $1 off regular admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., American Clock and WatchMuseum in Bristol, free admission all day. Hill-SteadMuseum in Farmington, buy one admission ticket and get one free. 12 to 4 p.m., Bristol Historical Society, open. More venues participating as well. CTVisit.com
TEAM BRISTOL 2014 CAR SHOW. 2 p.m., cars line up. 4 to 8 p.m., open to the public. Food tents, live music, vendors, craft fair. Area restaurants open. Businesses open. North Main Street between Center Street and Farmington Avenue. Entry fee is $10 per car. Admission is free and open to the public.
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
BRYON’S SIXTH ANNUAL RUN/ WALK/ STROLL. Registration, 8 a.m. Kids fun run, 9:15 a.m. Race, 9:30 a.m. It has been five years since Bryon was diagnosed with a brain tumor and he is still growing stronger and bigger each day beating back the tumor. Free t-shirts to first 100 applicants. Post race oranges and water. Raffles including Hartford Stage, Stone Age Rock Gym, New EnglandAirMuseum, Roller Magic, Pottery Piazza, Hooker Brewery. DennisM.MaloneAquaticCenter, Mix Street, Bristol. (860) 371-0551.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
5K SOLSTICE RACE TO BENEFIT THE FARMINGTON VILLAGE GREEN AND LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. Held by the Hartford Track Club. Packet pickup at 5 p.m. Race at 6:30 p.m. USATF/CT certified 5K course. MDC Reservoirs, 1420 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Register. www.active.com/west-hartford-ct/running/races/solstice-spring-5k-2014 Deadline June 15.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: GROWING LOCAL ROOTS 7 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Humanities, Whigville Grange, and Burlington Historical Society. Here is a chance to pick the brain of local farmers and find out more about the evolution of farming in Connecticut and how their work impacts you and your community. Whighville Grange, 153 South Main St., Burlington. firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 202-4291.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
SCALE MODEL OF THE TERRY HOMESTEAD. Young historian Tom Vaughan’s creation will be the topic of a program hosted by the Bristol Historical Society. He used materials from the homestead. He also included a complete history of the homestead and photographs prior to demolition. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free to members. $5 for non-members.
BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN. Hosted by the BristolGarden Club. Leave Bristol at 7:30 a.m. from a place to be determined. Estimated return, 5 p.m. $71, does not include lunch. Enjoy a guided tour featuring GreatAmericanGardens and the women who designed them. (860) 583-5560.
AUTHOR LATOYA MCPHERSON. 6:30 p.m. A program, “Scars That Never Heal.” Author of “Scars that Never Heal” will address experiences such as abuse, adoption, the loss of a loved one, and a divorce that leave some people psychologically scarred. Practical, including faith-based, suggestions for recovery offered. No charge. Register. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023.
LUNCH AND LEARN. 1 p.m. Southington Library Director Susan Smayda will lead the program presented by the ConnecticutCenter for Healthy Aging. She will discuss many services library provides community. The Hospital Of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. RSVP. Complimentary lunch. 1-877-4AGING1.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
CRAZY FOR BATS.’ 1 p.m. Presented by Wolf Central. With Gerri Griswold of WhiteMemorialConservationCenter, ‘The Bat Lady.’ Has rehabilitated injured bats for 18 years. Polish Falcon Nest, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington. $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 16. Group rates. Drinks and refreshments available for purchase. Tickets available at wolfcentral.org/store/events-tickets.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
3RD ANNUAL MIKE ARBURR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. In memory of Arburr, a former Terryville police officer and active volunteer in Bristol sports including a tenure as president of McCabe Waters Little League as well as managerial and coaching positions with McCabe and the CT Titans softball team. Hawks Landing, Southington. Sponsors and participants sought. (860) 584-0491, (860) 261-4826.
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. Consider sponsoring. (860) 583-6986, email@example.com, (860) 212-2636, firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, JUNE 27
MINI-BEGINNER’S LINE DANCE WORKSHOP. 5 to 7 p.m. Open dancing to follow. Learn the easy, floor filling dances. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5 per person. JusGotta@megahits.com
SATURDAY, JUNE 28
TAG SALE. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held by the Salvation Army. Vendor tables, food and drinks, snow cones, free popcorn. 19 Stearns St., Bristol. (860) 583-4651.
MUZZY FIELD CELEBRATION Presented by The Reach Foundation. Part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Muzzy Field. Proceeds benefiting children. Saturday, 5K run, Fuzzy Muzzy Kids Fun Run, carnival rides and games, and craft vehdors. Sunday, concert. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Show at 5:30 p.m. Also, carnival rides, games, food, and craft vendors, motorcycle ride, baseball/softball clinics, home run derby, fire works. Muzzy Field, Jacobs Street, Bristol. Ticketmaster.com, TheReachFoundation.org, 1-800-745-3000.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 10
THE PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pequabuck Golf Club, Plymouth. (860) 584-5718, (860) 584-4722, info@CentralCTChambers.org, PlymouthCTChamber.org
TUESDAY, JULY 15
FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Trip associated with AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of MercyChurch, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Leave casino at 4:15 p.m. $21 per person. Bonus package included. Reservations only. No money will be collected on the bus. (860) 747-1732.
SATURDAY, AUG. 2
16TH ANNUAL PAUL KARVOSKI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Gifts, continental breakfast, cart/green fees, driving range, dinner, and two hour open bar after the tournament. Benefits St. Francis Hospital Cancer center. Sponsors and players welcome. Blue Fox Run Golf Club, 65 Nod Rd., Avon. $150 per person. (860) 919-2700, email@example.com, (860)302-0610, firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, AUG. 4
23RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.
SUNDAY, AUG. 10
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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 12
BOSTON HARBOR WHALE WATCH. Held by AARP Chapter 4146. Leave 7 a.m. from Our Lady of MercyChurch, S. Canal St., Plainville. Estimated time of return, 6:30 p.m. See the whales of the North Atlantic. Bring your camera. After, visit Boston, including Newbury Street and the Freedom Trail. Tour includes transportation, three-hour whale watch, free time at Quincy Market, driver’s gratuity. Reservations. $82. Make checks payable to Plainville AARP No. 4146. (860) 747-1732.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1954 60TH REUNION. J. Timothy’s Tavern, 43 New Britain Ave., Plainville. For information, call Angie Pace, (860) 747-9890.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 18
BRISTOL ROTARY CLUB 28TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Registration, 10 a.m. 11 a.m., lunch on the patio. 12:30 p.m., shotgun start. Chippanee Country Club, 6 Marsh Rd., Bristol. $175 for a single golfer. $50 for dinner only. Make checks payable to Bristol Rotary Club, send the name, address, email and phone number, along with your fee, to Bristol Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1674Bristol, CT06011-1674.
NOW thru JUNE 15
ZORBA 2014 GREEK FESTIVAL. Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, pastry, jewelry. Friday and Saturday, live Greek music and dancing rain or shine. Raffle tickets. Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 31 Brightwood Rd., Bristol, off West Street, between Route 6 and 72, Bristol. Free. (860) 583-3476, SaintDemetriosBristol.org, StDemetriosBristolUSA@hotmail.com
NOW thru JULY 20
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. $12 for adults, $10 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.
PERENNIAL GARDEN WALK. Open daily. Enjoy quiet time with birds along a path of flowers. 35 Vernon St., Forestville.
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