Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 1

FRIDAY, AUG. 1

OTHER

SINGLES FIRST FRIDAY. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Live music. Social Connections will have a table, look for a sign. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $10 includes light hors d’oeuvres. $3 for wine or beer. (860) 261-5765.

 

GALLERY TALK, ‘ART TRAFFIC.’ Noon to 1 p.m. Edd Russo, Wadsworth Atheneum head registrar, and Mary Busick, registrar for loans and exhibitions will discuss the behind-the-scenes processes of borrowing, loaning, measuring, moving, and keeping track of works of art. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. Free with museum admission. TheWadsworth.org

 

MOVIES AND MUSIC UNDER THE STARS, ‘BOMBSHELL.’ The film starring Jean Harlow. Dinner (purchase optional) and music at 5:30 p.m. Film at 8:15 p.m. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $9. $8 for seniors 62 and up and students with ID. Free to members. TheWadsworth.org

 

AUG. 1-31

SOUTHINGTON

FIVE RESIDENTS OF THE ORCHARDS IN SOUTHINGTON WILL DISPLAY THEIR PAINTINGS. “Pot Pourri.” Ernest Bergerone, Betty Bolduc, Toni Height, June Meeker, and Loyd Sherwood will be featured. Reception on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The Gallery at The Orchards, Community Room, second floor, The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

 

AUG. 1-3

OTHER

SUMMER CINEMA SERIES. Friday at 7:30 p.m., “Ida.” Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m., “Under the Skin.” Sunday at 5 p.m., “The Guard.” GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London.

 

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

 

BRISTOL

WHITE NIGHT BRISTOL. 6 to 9 p.m. Jazz music, bring appetizer and beverage of choice, live art, museum open, scavenger hunt for family, Parkside Café serving complimentary coffee, drawing for an oil painting by local artist Kim Villanti, drawing for locally made Italian red table wine. American Clock and WatchMuseum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

AUG. 2-3

OTHER

‘OF HORSES AND MEN.’ Film. Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $9. $8 for seniors 62 and up and students with ID. $7 for members. TheWadsworth.org.

 

AUG. 2-3

OTHER

‘LOVELY LOUISE.’ Film. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. $9. $8 for seniors 62 and up and students with ID. $7 for members. TheWadsworth.org.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 3

SOUTHINGTON

MEET BRAVO STAR LORI-ANN MACHESE OF ‘GAME OF CROWNS.’ 6:30 to 10 p.m. View the show; skin and make-up analysis by Peter Dominic stylists; autograph session of Lori-Ann’s Body Construct nutrition supplements and photo opportunity; cocktails; hors d’oeuvres; and more. Peter Dominic Salon and Spa, 895 Queen St., Southington. (860) 621-8334, peterdominicsalonandspa.com, bodyconstructfit.com

 

OTHER

FIRST SUNDAY GALLERY TALK: SECRETS OF THE CELLAR. 1 p.m. Tour the basement of Hill-SteadMuseum’s wine cellar and more. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. (860) 677-4787 ext. 111. Hillstead.org

 

MONDAY, AUG. 4

BRISTOL/ OTHER

23RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:45 a.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the course, including sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda, water and beer. Dinner at 5 p.m. Benefits local community funs. Prizes. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

 

BRISTOL

‘BRISTOL BOYS IN WWI: THE YANKEE DIVISION AND THE BATTLE OF SEICHEPREY. 1 p.m. Hosted by Bristol Press columnist and city historian Bob Montgomery. He will tell the story of the Bristol soldiers during the first encounter of American and German troops in World War I. Presentation and  exhibit of original artifacts from the battle and the first World War courtesy of the MemorialMilitaryMuseum. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023. Made possible in party by a grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

 

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.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 5

OTHER

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

 

PLAINVILLE

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO TRIP. Held by the AARP Chapter 4146. Leave Our Lady Of Mercy parking lot, 19 South Canal St., Plainville at 8 a.m. Leave Mohegan Sun at 4:30 p.m. Current casino promotional package will be given. $21 per person. No money collected on bus. All seats to be paid prior to trip. Reservations. (860) 747-1732.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6

OTHER

SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL. Gates open at 4 p.m. Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil at 7:25 p.m. CT Young Poets at 4:30 p.m. Fresh Voices Poetry Competition Winners at 5:30 p.m. I Giovani Solisti at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating in and around the garden. Al fresco dining is allowed. Bring your own picnic supper or buy food/ beverages on site.Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. $15. Ages 18 and under free. Hillstead.org.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 7

OTHER

FIRST THURSDAY CARIBBEAN BLOCK PARTY. 5 to 9 p.m Music, stilt walkers, dancers, games, food, cash bar, more. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. WadsworthAtheneum.org

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

OTHER

SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 2903 Berlin Turnpike, Newington. No charge. (860) 261-5765.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6

OTHER

COMMUNITY SCANNING DAY- PRESERVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPH. 7 p.m. Workshop. Also have up to 25 of your personal photographs professionally scanned. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Resrvations. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 7

BRISTOL

INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 6 to 8 p.m. Held by Wheeler Clinic. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 793-7277, FosterCarePrograms@WheelerClinic.org

 

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.

 

SOUTHINGTON

PICNIC HELD BY GISHREI SHALOM. 12 to 4 p.m. Free food, swimming, games. High Holidays will be here soon. Come see what the congregation has to offer. Recreation Park, 493 South End Rd., Plainville. RSVP. skleinman@cox.net or gsjc.org, or (860) 276-9113.

 

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, AUG. 16

BRISTOL

ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crafts, art, music, sports, food. RockwellPark, Bristol. Free admission.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 31

SOUTHINGTON

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE. 9:30 a.m. Outside, under a tent, on the front lawn of the church. Traditional ceremony conducted annually in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the saint who loved all birds and animals. All are welcome. Bring pets on leashes, in crates, or come on horseback. Pets of all types, shapes and sizes are invited for an individual blessing. All stuffed animals are also invited. Expect barking, howling, hissing, all in all, great fun for the animals that bring so much enjoyment. Water and treats provided for animals. FirstLutheranChurch, 232 Bristol St., Southington.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

BRISTOL

THE CROCODILE CLUB. The 133rd reunion dinner. LakeCompounceAmusement Park, Bristol/ Southington. TheCarouselMuseum.org. (860) 585-5411, info@TheCarouselMuseum.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.

 

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

 

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

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

BRISTOL

ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. Crafters sought. St.MatthewSchool, Forestville. (860)583-5214.

 

NOW thru OCT. 26

OTHER

‘SPACE TO MANEUVER.’ Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 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. NEW/NOW artist Bob Gregson and his participatory exhibition. The artist harnesses humor to gently draw people into his sculptures and installations and provides opportunities for interactions. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. NBMAA.org

 

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 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.

 

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