FRIDAY, JULY 11
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Singles Connection. 5 p.m. Tuscany Grill, 120 College St., Middletown. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
THE WILD WILD WEST END MEETS THE FAIR EAST. 6 p.m. Opening reception with multiple artists– including Gary Fortier, Ginger Grant, Ashley Frances Lodovico, Lorna Cyr, David LaPointe– and country musician Matt Rossi of Mammoth Jack. ArtistTree Tea House and Gallery 156, 156 and 160 School St., Bristol.
FARMERS MARKET. 3 to 6 p.m. Will feature the Jay Johnson Trio band that plays contemporary jazz. Confetti’s Red Truck will be on site making honey fretters and selling focaccia and Italian bread. George Hall Farm, Klliam and Bassett farms. Eaglewoods Farm will sell organic raised beef, pork, chicken, and duck eggs, Dineberg’s farming will have snap peas and kale. Farmers Market of Plainville, PlainvilleHigh School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville.
JULY 11 to AUG. 19
TOUR OF THE PALACE THEATER. Friday, July 11, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, 1 to 2:15 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. (kid friendly); Friday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 to 2:15 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. (kid friendly). Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5 per person. PalaceTheaterct.org
SATURDAY, JULY 12
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF TOMASSO NATURE PARK. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kathy Pugliese, chair of Plainville Town Council will be featured speaker. Exhibits, dedication of a memorial tree, narrated tours with free brochures, food. Conversation Commission will welcome new members with handouts. Display of photographs of wildlife in the park. Authentic Native American artifcats from the Plainville Historical Society. Artifacts are from the native people who hunted and fished in the areas that is now the park. Saint’s Restaurant will have hot dogs, childs and soda. Free. TomassoNaturePark, Granger Lane, Plainville. (860) 747-0081.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY. 7 p.m. Improv. Musical performance by country music artists Erin Harmon, Nicole and Megan Frechette, tea ceremony, and honorary guest teamaster Haiyan Grzelak of Lotus Leaf Teas. $18. ArtistTree TeaHouse and Gallery 156, 156 and 160 School St., Bristol.
SEVENTH ANNUAL GE 5K ROAD RACE TO BENEFIT THE PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION. Saturday, July 12, 5 to 8 p.m., pasta dinner on General Electric grounds, 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville. $8 for adults, $5 for children 8 to 12; 7 and under free. Key West Trio Band performs. Photo booth, carnival-style games, magician, door prizes. Sunday, July 13, road race. 7 to 8:30 a.m., registration. 8:30 a.m., Kids Fun Run. 9 a.m., 5K and fitness walk. Starting line is at the East Street and Woodford Avenue corner.
SUNDAY, JULY 13
SINGLES BLOCK ISLAND DAY TRIP. Held by Social Connections. 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.
CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE, AND BAKE SALE. Held by StaffordSchool Cub Scouts Pack 15. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m StaffordElementary School, 212 Louisiana Ave., Bristol.
MONDAY, JULY 14
2014 MAYOR’S CUP GOLF OUTING. Benefit for Bristol Boys and Girls Club and FamilyCenter. 11:30 a.m., lunch. 12:30 p.m., shotgun start. 148 local business leaders and friends of the club will gather to play a game of golf, enjoy dinner, and bid on raffle items. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 324-0893, (860) 540-3142.
ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. 6:30 p.m. “Lies, Damn Lies, and Photoshop” presented by Andy Zygmunt, a local artist and photographers who works in classical art media as well as digital methods. He does digital photographic restoration using Photoshop and other software, he is also a portrait and illustrator. He will discuss and demonstrate the 21st century principal that all pictures lie. Using image editing software, he will exchange faces, turn photographs into paintings, do plastic surgery on faces, and more. Come at 6 p.m. to socialize before the business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Demonstration, 7 p.m. Small Conference Room, Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public welcome.
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.
JULY 15, 16
AUTHOR STEPHANIE EVANOVICH KICKS OFF RELEASE OF NEW BOOK, ‘THE SWEET SPOT.’ Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Wednesday, July 16, 7 p.m., R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
BOOK/ MARK. 7 p.m. With author Jo Baker, who wrote the novel, “Longbourn.” Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 280-3130.
‘PLANEAT,’ A DOCUMENTARY FILM. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org.
‘TEN MILLION STEPS’ WITH JOE HURLEY. 6:30 p.m. Local author and former reporter Joe Hurley will share stories from his walk across America along Route 6 from Cape Cod to California. Books will be available. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023. BristolLib.com
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.
JULY 17, AUG. 5
GARDENING FOR HEALTH LECTURES. Thursday, July 17 and Tusday, Aug. 5 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. (860) 356-8236.
FRIDAY, JULY 18
SINGLES LET’S EAT OUT. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. One the Border Mexican Cantina, 1519 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill. Meet old and new friends. Reserve. (860) 582-7755.
SATURDAY, JULY 19
CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE. Benefit for the Miss Bristol/ Forestville Scholarship Organization. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nutmeg Performing Arts Center, 154 Church St., Bristol. Ongoing drive. If unable to attend, drop off donations to GreenPlanetRedemptionCenter, 370 Riverside Dr., Bristol. Just fill out a fund raiser store account drop off ticket and write Miss Bristol/ Forestville for the organization.
JULY 23, 24, 25
SAINT ANNE TRIDUUM. Mass at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. On July 25 after the 7 p.m. Vigil Mass, there will be a candle light process, veneration of the relic of Saint Anne, then a reception. St. AnnChurch, 215 West St., Bristol. All welcme.
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.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 31
GREATER BRISTOL NIGHT AT NEW BRITAIN STADIUM. Offered by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 5:35 p.m., gates open. 7:05 p.m., game time. Rock Cats vs. Erie Seawolves. A portion of each package purchased will go to the Main Street Community Foundation. New Britain Stadium, 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain. For details on assorted packages available, contact Andres Levy, (860) 224-8383, ext. 20 or email@example.com or Rebecca White of the chamber, (860) 584-4718, firstname.lastname@example.org. July 25 deadline.
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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 12
MARTHA VINEYARD’S TRIP. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. 6 a.., leave Our Lady of Mercy Church, South Canal St., Plainville. Return at 8 p.m. Take a three-hour guided tour of the Vineyard, 1 1/2 hour stop in Edgartown for lunch on own and shopping. $89, driver gratuity, bus, and boat included. Info and reservations, call Sally Miller, (860) 747-1732.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GALA FOR THE IMAGINE NATION. 6 to 11 p.m. Three floors of food,c ocktails, a live and silent auction, and more. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. BBGC.org
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.
SEPT. 29-OCT. 3
BUS TRIP TO VIRGINIA BEACH AND NORFOLK, VA. Sponsored by the BristolSeniorCenter. Four nights in the Oceanfront Inn. Visit FortStory, Schaklolad Chocolate, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, the Norfolk Naval Station, and the MacArthur Memorial. Stroll the boardwalk, relax by the pool, take a trolley ride, go souvenir shopping, visit the Coast Guard station or the aquarium. You do not need to be a senior or a senior center member. Register now at the BristolSeniorCenter, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 584-7895.
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.
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