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.
SUNDAY, JULY 6
LADIES PERKS. 4 to 9 p.m. Local vendors and entrepreneurs selling woman products. VFW, Northwest Drive, Plainville. First 20 people get a free goodie bag. Raffle giveaway. Music and finger food. $10 entry fee.
FIRST SUNDAY GALLERY TALK: PETS AT HILL-STEAD. 1 p.m. The Popes were a pet-loving family and Theodate’s diaries are full of references to her many cats and dogs. Enjoy photos from the archives. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free with admission to the museum. Free to members. (860) 677-4787. Hillstead.org
ESTATE TOURS WITH BETTY COLLINS. 2 p.m. Explore Hill-Stead, a Colonial Revival home. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. (860) 677-4787. Hillstead.org
DISCUSSION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HARTFORD CIRCUS FIRE. 2 p.m. With authors Stewart O’Nan and Mike Skidgell. Moderated by Hartford Courant columnist Tom Condon. In 1944, a family outing to the circus became a tragedy when the big top went up in flames. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Reservations suggested. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org
TUESDAY, JULY 8
BOOK/MARK. 7 p.m. Talk with author the book, “The Boy In His Winter: An American Novel.” Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. Reservations. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org
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.
PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Presenters from Liberty Mutual. Complimentary lunch. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. Limited seating. RSVP. (860) 229-3707.
SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Poetry and music begins at 6 p.m. With
and John Stanizzi. Music by Herding Cats. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free with admission to the museum. $15 per person at the gate. $10 in advance, via online. Ages 18 and under free. . Free to members. (860) 677-4787. Hillstead.or
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
LAUNCH OF THE NOVEL ‘IN THE FIELD OF GRACE.’ 7 p.m. By Tessa Afshar. Includes dramagic presentatins, music by Hartford Symphony Concertmaster Leonid Sigal, and reception with Jewish treats. Free. Registration required. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. MarkTwainHouse.org, $5 donation suggested to help cover costs.
JULY 10, 14, 17, 21
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES TUTOR TRAINING. Provided by Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New Britain Public Library, New Britain. Preregister. (860) 229-7323, lvccprogassist@gmail. LiteracyCentral.org
FRIDAY, JULY 11
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 5 p.m. Tuscany Grill, 120 College St., Middletown. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
SUNDAY, JULY 13
SINGLES BLOCK ISLAND DAY TRIP. Meet in New London at 8 a.m. for the high-speed ferry, 2 Ferry St., New London. Round trip ticket is $45. Reservations, call (860) 444-4624. Info, call (860) 582-8229.
TUESDAY, JULY 15
FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Trip associated with AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady of Mercy Church, 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.\
THURSDAY, JULY 17
THE HISTORY OF DINERS. Sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. Jenna Carroll, former director of the American Clock and WatchMuseum, will present a history of the diner and how it became an American institution. Prior, a blue plate special dinner of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, greens beans, and diner dessert will be provided. Dinner is $10. Limited to 50 persons. Reservations requested. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Program is free to members, $5 for non-members. (860) 583-6309.
TUESDAY, JULY 29
SEND OFF CELEBRATION AND BENEFIT FOR MRS. CONNECTICUT KIM BEAUDOIN WHO WILL COMPETE AT MRS. AMERICA IN AUGUST. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meet and greet with Beaudoin. Hors’ d’oeuvres. Sneak peak fashion show of state costume, gown, and interview dress. Proceeds benefit her trip. Zingarella Pizza Restaurant and Ice Cream Café, 84 West Main St., Plantsville. $25 per person.
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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 15
THE 40TH REUNION OF THE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974. 7 to 11 p.m. Updating class list. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Southington. Contact Bonnie West Mazurek, (860) 747-6483, Barbara Aivaz Willard, (860) 747-8989, PlainvilleClassof74@gmail.com
NOW thru JULY 30
‘TRADITIONAL PAINTINGS.’ Oil paintings by John Deden of Forestville. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington.
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