Miscellaneous listings for July 18

FRIDAY, JULY 18

OTHER

SINGLES LET’S EAT OUT. Held by Social Connections. 6:30 p.m. On the Border Mexican Cantina, 1519 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill. Meet old and new friends. Reserve. (860) 582-7755.

 

JULY 18-20

OTHER

CRAFT EXPO. Held by Guilford Art Center. Friday, 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Guilford Green, Guilford. $9, adults. Seniors, $7. Members, children under 12 and active military free. Multi-day tickets, $15. (203) 453-5947. expo@guilfordartcenter.org, GulfordArtCenter.org/expo

 

JULY 19-AUG. 30

OTHER

‘LIVING WITH ART: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE MARGARET PENN COLLECTION OF HAITIAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN ART.’ WindsorArtCenter, 430 Mechanic St., Windsor. WindsorArtCenter.org, (860)688-2528.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 19

BRISTOL

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. Just fill out a fund raiser store account drop off ticket and write Miss Bristol/ Forestville for the organization.

 

PLAINVILLE

TAG SALE AND LEMONADE STAND FUND RAISER. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefit for sisters Roxanne Stinney and Rebecca Delong who are taking a bike ride for 100 miles to benefit the YaleSmillowCancerCenter. 349 Woodford Ave., Plainville. ClosertoFree.org

 

SUNDAY, JULY 20

BRISTOL

JACOB’S JOURNEY VI POKER RUN. Proceeds benefit friends with special needs. Register 9 to 11 a.m. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Bristol Elks Lodge, 126 South St., Bristol will serve breakfast, $6. Poker run registration is $25 per bike, $5 for passengers. This includes deluxe buffet and music at 1:30 p.m. Cash bar starting at noon. Raffle. Buffet only tickets available at the door for $15. Kids 10 and under eat free with a paying adult. Hosted by Jacob LeGeyt.

 

SOUTHINGTON

‘NEW ENGLAND’S MYSTERY CANINE.’ Presented by the Wild Dog Foundation. 1 p.m. Part of Wolf Central’s Wildlife Education Series. Join the conversation about how wolf-like animals began to return though perhaps not in the original form. Polish Falcon Next, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington. $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 16. Drinks and refreshments available for purchase. WolfCentral.org/store/events-tickets

 

OTHER

ANNUAL RIDE FOR INDEPENDENCE MOTORCYCLE EVENT TO BENEFIT FIDELCO GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION. Registration, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Ride leaves at noon. Lunch served at 1:30 p.m. K-9 Demos all day. Live concert by Southern rockers Shovelhead. Fidelco, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield. Fidelco.org

 

MONDAY, JULY 21

OTHER

AN EVENING WITH AMY GOODMAN. Part of the lecture series, “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.” Goodman is host and producer of “Democracy Now!.” Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $20, $15 for museum members. MarkTwainHose.org, (860) 247-0998.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 22

OTHER

THE PAINT, SIP, FUNDRAISER. 5 to 8 p.m. Food, drinks, and painting supplies provided. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. $45. RSVP. (860) 229-3707.

 

WEBINAR, ‘GENEALOLOGY EVIDENCE AND ONLINE FAMILY TREES. Presented by the Southington Genealogical Society. 7:30 p.m The Orchards at Southington, second floor, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com, SouthingtonGenealoglicalSociety.org

 

TUESDAY, JULY 22

OTHER

BOOK LAUNCH OF ‘THE VIRTUES OF OXYGEN’ BY SUSAN SCHOENBERGER. 7 p.m. The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Free. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 280-3130.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

BRISTOL

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5 to 7 p.m. The Pines at Bristol, 61 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Register, CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

 

OTHER

SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL. 4:30 p.m., gates open. 6 p.m., poetry and music begin. Poets Jeffrey Harrison and Ted Lardner. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. (860) 677-4787, Hillstead.org

 

JULY 23, 24, 25

BRISTOL

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 welcome.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 24

OTHER

GET A ‘CLUE’ TOUR. 7 to 10 p.m. Live action version of the board game “Clue” performed by comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv. Tours step off every 15 minutes. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $22, $17 for museum members, $15 for children ages 6 to 17. (860) 280-3130, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

JULY 24, 28, AUG. 4, 7

BRISTOL

CLASS ON HOW TO USE ENCORE, THE NEW LIBRARY COMPUTER CATALOG. Thursdays at 6 p.m. or Mondays at 10 a.m. Bristol Public Library Computer Lab, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Limited to 17 students. Register. (860) 584-7787.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27

OTHER

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Sponsored by Social Connections. WadsworthMansion Parklands, 421 Wadsworth St., Middletown. (860) 223-7755.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28

OTHER

ART DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER JONATHAN D. LIPPINCOTT. 1 p.m. Discussion of his book, “Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s.” MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with regular museum admission. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 29

SOUTHINGTON

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.

 

PLAINVILLE

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

OTHER

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 alevy@rockats.com or Rebecca White of the chamber, (860) 584-4718, r.white@centralctchambers.org. July 25 deadline.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 2

OTHER

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, davecurry1.dc@gmail.com, (860)302-0610, jkarvoski@gemsensors.com

 

MONDAY, AUG. 4

BRISTOL/ OTHER

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

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 5

OTHER

GARDENING FOR HEALTH LECTURES. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. (860) 356-8236.

 

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.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 12

OTHER

MARTHA VINEYARD’S TRIP. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. 6 a.m., 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

BRISTOL

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GALA FOR THE IMAGINE NATION. 6 to 11 p.m. Three floors of food, cocktails, a live and silent auction, and more. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. BBGC.org

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

PLAINVILLE

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

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

BRISTOL

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. 8

OTHER

10TH ANNUAL SHOPPER’S DELIGHT AND CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Vendors sought. Held by St. Bridget Guild of Cheshire in the parish hall. Fund raiser for scholarships. (203) 272-2650.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

PLAINVILLE

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 AUG. 19

OTHER

TOUR OF THE PALACE THEATER. 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

 

NOW thru JULY 30

SOUTHINGTON

‘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

OTHER

NEW/ NOW: JOE FIG. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 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.

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

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.

 

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