FRIDAY, AUG. 8
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 2903 Berlin Turnpike, Newington. No charge. (860) 261-5765.
AUGUST ARTIST SHOWCASE OF THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. Reception on Friday 1 to 3 p.m. Art display in August at Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
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.
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., Plantsville. RSVP. firstname.lastname@example.org or gsjc.org, or (860) 276-9113.
MONDAY, AUG. 11
RITA WAGENER (KABALI) PRESENTS ‘JOURNEY TO AFRICA.’ 3:30 p.m. She is a native of Uganda, on the east side of the African continent. She will take the audience through the fashions and dances of Africa. PlainvilleSeniorCitizensCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Free and open to the public. Register. (860) 747-5278.
THURSDAY, AUG. 13
CASH MOB AND EVENING MOB EVENT. Held by Bristol Rising. Museum opens at 10 a.m. Nightcap Mob Event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For the day, tickets will be available at the door for $6 for adults, $3 for children, and $5 for seniors (65 and up). In Nightcap event, admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Take a self guided tour of the museum. Performance by country singer Jason Garrish. Special tasting of Firefly Brewery’s latest offering. Breakfast-brunch menu offerings from Parkside Café. American Clock and WatchMuseum, 100 Maple St., Bristol.
THURSDAY, AUG. 14
GALLERY TALK, ‘MATRICK 169: RUBEN OCHOA.’ Noon. Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art will give an introduction to the work of Ochoa. Meet at the information desk. Free with museum admission. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. TheWadsworth.org
FRIDAY, AUG. 15
‘SHERLOCK HOLMES.’ Part of the Gaslight Film Series. 1 p.m. Film features Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 584-7787.
SATURDAY, AUG. 16
ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crafts, art, music, sports, food. RockwellPark, Bristol. Free admission.
64TH ANNUAL SOUTHINGTON GRANGE NO. 25 FAIR. Noon. Barbecue Chicken Harvest Dinner, 2 to 6 p.m. Auctions and drawings from 6 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to enter exhibits of foods, canned or jarred goods, baked goods, garden vegetables, plants, flowers, crafts, and photography. Bring exhibits to Grange Hall, 136 Knowles Ave., Plantsville from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15 or from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Judging from 11 to noon. (860) 621-4998.
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
5TH ANNUAL FALCON 5K. 6:30 p.m. Registration is 5 to 6:15 p.m. Hosted by St. PaulCatholicHigh School. Proceeds benefit The Reverend Edmund O’Brien Scholarship Fund. Flat, fast, simple 3.1 mile course. Chip timing and post race activities. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $20, open, alumni, general public. $15 for students grades 12 and under. Register online at SignMeUp.com/101897. On-line registration closes Aug. 18.
SUNDAY, AUG. 31
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
THE CROCODILE CLUB. The 133rd reunion dinner. LakeCompounceAmusement Park, Bristol/ Southington. TheCarouselMuseum.org. (860) 585-5411, info@TheCarouselMuseum.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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
BOUNTIFUL BASKET COMPETITION. Held by the Plainville Community Fund. Organizations, groups, and individuals are invited to participate by putting together a “Theme Basket.” Some thoughts on a theme are travel, game night, cooking, reading, boys, girls, pets. Event attendees judge the baskets. Benefits local charities and organizations. Details, call (860) 747-2386.
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, SEPT. 20
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
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
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
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
ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. Crafters sought. St.MatthewSchool, Forestville. (860)583-5214.
NOW thru AUG. 31
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.
NOW thru OCT. 26
‘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
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
‘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.
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